GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SECTIONAL SCORES-NCC/AREA

@Zionsville

Zionsville 62 Harrison 26

 

@Mt. Vernon

Mount Vernon 35 New Palestine 29

 

@New Castle

New Castle 60 Jay County 47

 

@Union County

Winchester 72 Northeastern 47

 

@ Randolph Southern

Blue River 55 Seton Catholic 15

Tri 40 Randolph Southern 27

 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL FINALS-NCC/AREA

New Palestine 53 Richmond 48

Lafayette Central Catholic 69 Harrison 55

Lafayette Jeff 60 W. Lafayette 52

Hagerstown 47 Franklin County 31

Northeastern 62 Knightstown 30

Seton Catholic 66 Union City 50

Union County 77 Lincoln 56

Wapahani 78 Union Modoc 25

Winchester 65 Centerville 46

Connersville 41 Lawrence North 39

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Franklin 97 Earlham 76

West Virginia Tech 94 IU East 79

#1 Tennessee 93 Texas A&M 76

#2 Duke 91 St. John 61

#3 Virginia 56 Miami Florida 46

#4 Gonzaga 85 San Diego 69

Indiana 79 #6 Michigan State 75 OT

#7 Kentucky 65 Florida 54

#8 Nevada 93 Boise State 73

#9 North Carolina 79 #15 Louisville 69

#11 Kansas 79 #16 Texas Tech 63

#12 Virginia Tech 47 #23 North Carolina State 24

Arkansas 90 #19 LSU 89

#20 Iowa State 65 Texas 60

#22 Mississippi State 81 Ole Miss 75

#25 Florida State 59 Georgia Tech 49

Cincinnati 73 SMU 68

Ohio State 76 Rutgers 62

Illinois 71 Nebraska 64

Youngstown State 72 Detroit 70

Oakland 83 Cleveland State 68

Kent State 83 Ball State 80 OT

Miami Ohio 59 Eastern Michigan 48

Akron 65 Ohio 53

Toledo 69 Northern Illinois 55

Central Michigan 85 Western Michigan 64

Purdue Fort Wayne 82 Oral Roberts 81

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Earlham 68 Franklin 62

West Virginia Tech 81 IU East 52

#1 Baylor 96 Texas Tech 37

#2 Connecticut 65 Cincinnati 55

#3 Louisville 76 Clemson 44

#8 Stanford 75 California 50

#12 Texas 76 Oklahoma 67

#15 Gonzaga 66 St. Mary’s 55

#23 Iowa State 81 Kansas State 52

Pepperdine 79 #25 BYU 65

Wright State 66 IUPUI 59

Youngstown State 91 Detroit 45

Cleveland State 98 Oakland 90

Green Bay 59 Milwaukee 45

Northern Kentucky 78 Illinois Chicago 44

Ohio 94 Ball State 62

Central Michigan 76 Buffalo 65

Kent State 73 Akron 58

Toledo 76 Bowling Green 56

Northern Illinois 68 Eastern Michigan 65 OT

Miami Ohio 81 Western Michigan 62

South Dakota 71 Purdue Fort Wayne 49

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

LA Clippers 111 Detroit 101

Orlando 102 Brooklyn 89

Milwaukee 131 Washington 115

Charlotte 125 Chicago 118

Dallas 111 Cleveland 98

Indiana 95 Miami 88

Golden State 115 LA Lakers 101

San Antonio 113 New Orleans 108

Denver 107 Minnesota 106

Atlanta 118 Phoenix 112

Houston 125 Utah 98

Sacramento 115 Philadelphia 108

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Philadelphia 5 Edmonton 4

New Jersey 3 Montréal 2

Winnipeg 9 Anaheim 3

Toronto 3 Pittsburgh 2

Detroit 2 Ottawa 0

Florida 3 Vegas 1

NY Islanders 4 Los Angeles 2

St. Louis 4 Columbus 2

Tampa Bay 3 NY Rangers 2

Dallas 3 Nashville 1

Chicago 4 Minnesota 3

Vancouver 5 Colorado 1

San Jose 3 Arizona 2

 

REGIONAL WRESTLING @ RICHMOND

TEAM SCORES

1 South Dearborn                                                         99.5

2 East Central                                                                89.0

3 Lawrenceburg                                                            81.0

4 Milan                                                                            64.0

5 Centerville                                                                   58.0

6 Shenandoah                                                               54.5

7 Lincoln                                                                         54.0

8 Northeastern                                                              46.0

9 Franklin County                                                         44.0

10 Connersville                                                             40.5

11 Richmond                                                                 38.0

12 Rushville                                                                    31.0

12 Union County                                                          31.0

14 New Castle                                                               30.0

15 Hagerstown                                                              20.0

16 Knightstown                                                             16.0

17 Tri                                                                                11.0

18 Greensburg                                                              6.0

19 Batesville                                                                   0.0

19 Blue River                                                                 0.0

 

106

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Jake Necessary of Richmond

2nd Place – Garret Condo of Milan

3rd Place – Isaiah Otto of South Dearborn

4th Place – Tanner Busch of East Central

1st Place Match

Jake Necessary (Richmond) 32-6, Fr. over Garret Condo (Milan) 34-2, Jr. (Dec 4-2)

3rd Place Match

Isaiah Otto (South Dearborn) 26-10, Fr. over Tanner Busch (East Central) 33-8, So. (Dec 4-0)

113

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Spencer Gordon of Lawrenceburg

2nd Place – Dylan Galusha of Rushville Consolidated

3rd Place – Evan Seal of Franklin County

4th Place – Jackson Ramsey of Northeastern

1st Place Match

Spencer Gordon (Lawrenceburg) 22-4, Sr. over Dylan Galusha (Rushville Consolidated) 20-14, So. (Fall 2:54)

3rd Place Match

Evan Seal (Franklin County) 30-14, So. over Jackson Ramsey (Northeastern) 28-14, Fr. (Fall 1:44)

120

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Traye Owens of New Castle

2nd Place – Garrett Condo of Franklin County

3rd Place – Eli Otto of South Dearborn

4th Place – Charlie Euson of East Central

1st Place Match

Traye Owens (New Castle) 44-2, Sr. over Garrett Condo (Franklin County) 31-8, Sr. (Fall 3:31)

3rd Place Match

Eli Otto (South Dearborn) 16-5, So. over Charlie Euson (East Central) 32-11, Fr. (Dec 3-0)

126

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Grant Stapleton of Lawrenceburg

2nd Place – Shane Lonneman of Milan

3rd Place – Devin Frazier of Centerville

4th Place – Alex Fuller of Union County.

1st Place Match

Grant Stapleton (Lawrenceburg) 34-0, Sr. over Shane Lonneman (Milan) 31-7, Jr. (TF-1.5 2:07 (17-1))

3rd Place Match

Devin Frazier (Centerville) 31-5, Fr. over Alex Fuller (Union County.) 22-18, Sr. (MD 16-6)

132

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Hunter Brown of Cambridge City Lincoln

2nd Place – Austin Boggs of South Dearborn

3rd Place – Corbin Walston of Lawrenceburg

4th Place – Tyler Vredeveld of Centerville

1st Place Match

Hunter Brown (Cambridge City Lincoln) 26-3, Sr. over Austin Boggs (South Dearborn) 26-7, Sr. (Fall 2:36)

3rd Place Match

Corbin Walston (Lawrenceburg) 31-5, Fr. over Tyler Vredeveld (Centerville) 29-6, Jr. (Dec 9-4)


138

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Gabe Phillips of Centerville

2nd Place – Nick Walsh of Knightstown

3rd Place – Adam Negangard of East Central

4th Place – Adam Crouch of Franklin County

1st Place Match

Gabe Phillips (Centerville) 35-0, So. over Nick Walsh (Knightstown) 32-5, Jr. (Fall 4:28)

3rd Place Match

Adam Negangard (East Central) 21-2, Sr. over Adam Crouch (Franklin County) 32-9, So. (Dec 3-0)

145

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Bryer Hall of South Dearborn

2nd Place – Ben Wolf of East Central

3rd Place – Zack Wilburn of Milan

4th Place – Josh Miles of Cambridge City Lincoln

1st Place Match

Bryer Hall (South Dearborn) 33-0, So. over Ben Wolf (East Central) 32-9, So. (Fall 0:22)

3rd Place Match

Zack Wilburn (Milan) 34-5, Sr. over Josh Miles (Cambridge City Lincoln) 17-9, So. (MD 15-2)

152

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Zach Otto of South Dearborn

2nd Place – Andrew Roberts of Lawrenceburg

3rd Place – Grant Suding of Franklin County

4th Place – Tytus Ragle of New Castle

1st Place Match

Zach Otto (South Dearborn) 26-4, Sr. over Andrew Roberts (Lawrenceburg) 27-3, Sr. (Dec 7-4)

3rd Place Match

Grant Suding (Franklin County) 33-10, Sr. over Tytus Ragle (New Castle) 42-4, Jr. (Dec 3-1)

160

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Hayden Lohrey of Shenandoah

2nd Place – Jacob Rohrig of Milan

3rd Place – Andrew Roth of Lawrenceburg

4th Place – Blake Bushey of Connersville

1st Place Match

Hayden Lohrey (Shenandoah) 28-1, Sr. over Jacob Rohrig (Milan) 34-4, Sr. (TF-1.5 4:33 (22-6))

3rd Place Match

Andrew Roth (Lawrenceburg) 24-4, Jr. over Blake Bushey (Connersville) 32-10, Sr. (Fall 4:22)

170

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Tucker Coffman of Union County.

2nd Place – Alfredo Calderon of Centerville

3rd Place – Bennett Noble of East Central

4th Place – Colton Massey of Connersville

1st Place Match

Tucker Coffman (Union County.) 34-2, Sr. over Alfredo Calderon (Centerville) 32-4, Sr. (MD 10-2)

3rd Place Match

Bennett Noble (East Central) 26-8, So. over Colton Massey (Connersville) 31-6, Sr. (Dec 8-7)

182

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Jake Combs of Hagerstown

2nd Place – Kole Viel of East Central

3rd Place – Marcus Vaughn of Rushville Consolidated

4th Place – Aaron Black of Greensburg

1st Place Match

Jake Combs (Hagerstown) 35-4, Sr. over Kole Viel (East Central) 34-7, So. (Dec 4-3)

3rd Place Match

Marcus Vaughn (Rushville Consolidated) 28-11, Jr. over Aaron Black (Greensburg) 19-17, Sr. (Fall 0:50)

195

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Silas Allred of Shenandoah

2nd Place – Blaine Pierce of Richmond

3rd Place – Evan Shafer of Connersville

4th Place – Kyle Krummen of East Central

1st Place Match

Silas Allred (Shenandoah) 27-0, Jr. over Blaine Pierce (Richmond) 34-4, Jr. (Fall 1:11)

3rd Place Match

Evan Shafer (Connersville) 22-10, So. over Kyle Krummen (East Central) 25-8, Jr. (Fall 0:32)

220

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Cullen Browning of Northeastern

2nd Place – Zach Dick of South Dearborn

3rd Place – Robby Pandoli of Tri

4th Place – Corbin Badger of Shenandoah

1st Place Match

Cullen Browning (Northeastern) 36-2, Jr. over Zach Dick (South Dearborn) 26-7, Sr. (Fall 4:20)

3rd Place Match

Robby Pandoli (Tri) 22-5, Jr. over Corbin Badger (Shenandoah) 23-9, So. (Dec 6-5)

285

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Ben Ahrens of Cambridge City Lincoln

2nd Place – Josh Berger of Northeastern

3rd Place – Zack McQueen of Connersville

4th Place – Logan Adams of East Central

1st Place Match

Ben Ahrens (Cambridge City Lincoln) 30-4, Sr. over Josh Berger (Northeastern) 34-9, Jr. (Fall 1:37)

3rd Place Match

Zack McQueen (Connersville) 34-3, Sr. over Logan Adams (East Central) 17-10, So. (Fall 2:02)

 

@JAY COUNTY

1 Adam Central                               140.0

2 Norwell                                          97.5

3 Bellmont                                        80.0

4 Yorktown                                      82.0

5 Jay County                                    80.0

6 S. Adams                                       66.0

7 Southern Wells                            62.0

8 Delta                                               47.0

9 Bluffton                                         45.0

10 Muncie Central                          40.0

11 Winchester                                 20.0

12 Monroe Central                         18.5

13 Cowan                                         17.0

14 Wapahani                                   10.0

15 Blackford                                    0.0

15 Daleville                                       0.0

15 Randolph Southern                  0.0

15 Union City                                   0.0

15 Wes-Del                                       0.0

 

106

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Isaac Ruble of Bellmont

2nd Place – Gage Cline of Muncie Central

3rd Place – Wyatt Corkwell of Bluffton

4th Place – Logan Bauman of South Adams

1st Place Match

Isaac Ruble (Bellmont) 33-5, Fr. over Gage Cline (Muncie Central) 25-7, So. (Fall 1:40)

3rd Place Match

Wyatt Corkwell (Bluffton) 33-5, So. over Logan Bauman (South Adams) 26-12, Fr. (Fall 4:30)

113

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Landon Bertch of Bluffton

2nd Place – Dominic Litchfield of Bellmont

3rd Place – Eli Johnson of Norwell

4th Place – Preston White of Cowan

1st Place Match

Landon Bertch (Bluffton) 36-1, Fr. over Dominic Litchfield (Bellmont) 24-11, Fr. (Fall 3:25)

3rd Place Match

Eli Johnson (Norwell) 24-10, Fr. over Preston White (Cowan) 24-8, So. (Dec 8-7)

120

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Kade Zadylak of Norwell

2nd Place – John Robinson of Delta

3rd Place – Toby Abbott of Cowan

4th Place – Jesse Upchurch of Yorktown

1st Place Match

Kade Zadylak (Norwell) 29-1, Sr. over John Robinson (Delta) 36-3, Jr. (Dec 7-0)

3rd Place Match

Toby Abbott (Cowan) 29-5, Fr. over Jesse Upchurch (Yorktown) 21-15, Sr. (Dec 2-0)

126

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Brayden Curtis of Yorktown

2nd Place – Payne Blackburn of Delta

3rd Place – Alex Currie of Adams Central

4th Place – Tonner Johnson of Norwell

1st Place Match

Brayden Curtis (Yorktown) 31-0, Sr. over Payne Blackburn (Delta) 32-6, Jr. (Dec 7-3)

3rd Place Match

Alex Currie (Adams Central) 35-5, Fr. over Tonner Johnson (Norwell) 27-10, Jr. (Dec 6-0)

132

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Logan Mosser of Adams Central

2nd Place – Kyle Lawson of Bellmont

3rd Place – Dillon Tuttle of Delta

4th Place – Dylan Hernandez of Bluffton

1st Place Match

Logan Mosser (Adams Central) 39-1, Sr. over Kyle Lawson (Bellmont) 23-14, Jr. (Dec 9-2)

3rd Place Match

Dillon Tuttle (Delta) 26-9, Fr. over Dylan Hernandez (Bluffton) 31-12, So. (Fall 1:54)

138

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – William Fiechter of Southern Wells

2nd Place – AJ Dull of South Adams

3rd Place – Da`Marion Walker of Muncie Central

4th Place – Cayden Shaffer of Adams Central

1st Place Match

William Fiechter (Southern Wells) 34-5, Jr. over AJ Dull (South Adams) 25-10, Fr. (Dec 8-3)

3rd Place Match

Da`Marion Walker (Muncie Central) 17-13, So. over Cayden Shaffer (Adams Central) 20-9, Jr. (SV-1 4-2)

145

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Logan Macklin of Adams Central

2nd Place – Josh Beeks of Southern Wells

3rd Place – Jordan Schricker of Jay County

4th Place – Tyler Jones of Monroe Central

1st Place Match

Logan Macklin (Adams Central) 25-3, Sr. over Josh Beeks (Southern Wells) 34-7, Jr. (Fall 1:31)

3rd Place Match

Jordan Schricker (Jay County) 34-8, Sr. over Tyler Jones (Monroe Central) 32-4, Sr. (TB-1 3-1)

152

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Eric Hiestand of Yorktown

2nd Place – Gage Schuckman of Norwell

3rd Place – Thomas Hemmelgarn of Jay County

4th Place – Blake Heyerly of Adams Central

1st Place Match

Eric Hiestand (Yorktown) 35-2, Sr. over Gage Schuckman (Norwell) 25-5, Jr. (Fall 4:57)

3rd Place Match

Thomas Hemmelgarn (Jay County) 27-10, Sr. over Blake Heyerly (Adams Central) 18-12, Fr. (Fall 1:32)

160

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Jon Ruble of Bellmont

2nd Place – Jed Perry of Southern Wells

3rd Place – Jacob Duncan of Winchester Community

4th Place – Paul Faurote of Adams Central

1st Place Match

Jon Ruble (Bellmont) 32-6, Sr. over Jed Perry (Southern Wells) 37-4, Jr. (Dec 8-6)

3rd Place Match

Jacob Duncan (Winchester Community) 30-7, Sr. over Paul Faurote (Adams Central) 28-8, Jr. (Fall 3:24)

170

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Parker Bates of Adams Central

2nd Place – Christian Summersett of South Adams

3rd Place – Sam Walker of Norwell

4th Place – Jacob Duncan of Southern Wells

1st Place Match

Parker Bates (Adams Central) 31-1, Sr. over Christian Summersett (South Adams) 19-4, So. (Dec 8-4)

3rd Place Match

Sam Walker (Norwell) 29-11, Jr. over Jacob Duncan (Southern Wells) 27-14, Jr. (Fall 3:49)

182

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Mason Winner of Jay County

2nd Place – Monty Hill of Adams Central

3rd Place – Cameron Harris of Norwell

4th Place – Carter Siefring of Bellmont

1st Place Match

Mason Winner (Jay County) 36-2, Jr. over Monty Hill (Adams Central) 17-7, Sr. (Fall 1:56)

3rd Place Match

Cameron Harris (Norwell) 24-13, Sr. over Carter Siefring (Bellmont) 10-9, Jr. (Dec 11-4)

195

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Chandler Chapman of Jay County

2nd Place – Cale Gray of Norwell

3rd Place – Andrew Abbott of Muncie Central

4th Place – Tyson Enis of Yorktown

1st Place Match

Chandler Chapman (Jay County) 14-0, Sr. over Cale Gray (Norwell) 26-4, Jr. (Dec 8-6)

3rd Place Match

Andrew Abbott (Muncie Central) 23-2, Sr. over Tyson Enis (Yorktown) 26-13, Jr. (Dec 3-1)

220

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Jashawn Berlanga of Adams Central

2nd Place – Dawson Frasher of Jay County

3rd Place – Thad Eiler of Wapahani

4th Place – Spencer Clark of South Adams

1st Place Match

Jashawn Berlanga (Adams Central) 36-3, Sr. over Dawson Frasher (Jay County) 17-5, Sr. (Fall 0:40)

3rd Place Match

Thad Eiler (Wapahani) 22-4, Sr. over Spencer Clark (South Adams) 21-17, Sr. (Dec 2-1)

285

Guaranteed Places

1st Place – Holden Parsons of Yorktown

2nd Place – Andre Hughes of South Adams

3rd Place – Logan Swallow of Monroe Central

4th Place – Logan Shaffer of Winchester Community

1st Place Match

Holden Parsons (Yorktown) 33-2, Jr. over Andre Hughes (South Adams) 30-4, Sr. (Dec 5-1)

3rd Place Match

Logan Swallow (Monroe Central) 34-3, Jr. over Logan Shaffer (Winchester Community) 30-6, Sr. (TB-1 3-2)

 

IU EAST BASKETBALL RECAPS FOR FEBRUARY 2

(IU EAST RELEASE)

MEN

RICHMOND, Ind. – WVU Tech got the better of the Indiana University East men’s

basketball team by a 94-79 score in a matchup of NAIA Division II Top 15 teams Feb.

2 on Lingle Court.

The NAIA Division II No. 9 Golden Bears were led by senior guard Elisha Boone with a

game-high 32 points and 21 rebounds. The NAIA Division II No. 15 Red Wolves were led

by freshman guard Garrett Silcott with 15 points.

The teams are now tied atop the River States Conference East Division with three

games remaining for both squads, but WVU Tech holds the tiebreaker by virtue of a

pair of head-to-head wins against IU East this season.

IU East falls to 20-7 overall and 12-2 in conference play. WVU Tech improves to 21-4

overall and 12-2 in conference play.

IU East will a get a week off before visiting Ohio Christian University on Feb. 9.

Tipoff is at 3 p.m.

 

WOMEN

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s basketball team fell 81-52

against WVU Tech in the annual “Red Wolves Wear Pink” game Feb. 2 on Lingle Court.

With the victory, the Golden Bears clinched the River States Conference East

Division title.

WVU Tech was led by Laura Requena with a game-high 19 points and 21 rebounds. The

Red Wolves were led by freshman Addie Brown with 13 points.

IU East falls to 11-15 overall and 9-5 in the conference. WVU Tech improves to 18-8

overall and a league-best 13-1 in conference play.

IU East will a get a week off before visiting Ohio Christian University on Feb. 9.

Tipoff is at 1 p.m.

 

IU EAST TRACK

MARION, Ind. – A pair of Indiana University East track and field athletes posted

national provisional qualifying times during the Indiana Wesleyan University Midwest

Indoor Classic on Feb. 2.

Will Mundy and Seth Reynolds reached the NAIA standard in the 400 meters.

Will Mundy won the 400 with a time of 49.76 seconds. The provisional standard is

50.00. The automatic qualifying time is 49.55.

Seth Reynolds was just behind Mundy in second place in the same race with a time of

49.80.

Abby Bittner finished third in the 600 meters with a time of 1:41.16.

Sarai Sosa Perez was also third in the 400 meters with a 1:01.71.

Sarah Hornak was seventh in the 800 meters with a 2:27.77.

Justin Lowe ran a 1:24.63 in the 600 meters to finish seventh.

Gabe Carter set a new IU East mark in the 1,000 meters with a time of 2:40.48, which

put him in sixth place.

Shannon Milnickel had a time of 4:38.76 in the mile to establish a record for the

Red Wolves.

The Red Wolves compete in the River States Conference Indoor Championships at Tiffin

University on Friday, Feb. 8.

 

EARLHAM BASKETBALL ROUND-UP

EC RELEASE

WOMEN

Defensive strength leads women’s hoops past Franklin

FRANKLIN, Ind. – A solid defensive effort secured a 68-62 win for Earlham College women’s basketball over host Franklin College, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Saturday afternoon at the Spurlock Center.  

A free throw by Earlham junior guard Camryn White and a layup from junior forward Zoe Curtis put the Quakers on the scoreboard first. Franklin answered immediately with a five-point run to gain the lead. For the remainder of the first quarter, the teams remained neck-and-neck. Franklin maintained their lead by going 9-of-10 from the charity stripe.

The second quarter belonged to Earlham. The Quakers outscored the Grizzlies, 19-10, with all of the Earlham points scored from field-goal range. Earlham raised its field goal percentage from 33.3 percent in the first quarter to 45 percent in the second quarter, allowing the Quakers to go into the halftime break leading, 35-33.

Franklin scored four straight points to begin the third quarter, taking a 37-35 lead over Earlham. The Quakers were not deterred by Franklin’s strong start, and the battled back to take the lead.

In the final quarter, the defense – anchored by Acacia Tenette – sealed the deal for the Quakers. Earlham held Franklin to 29.4 percent from field goal range and zero percent from the three-point distance.

Tenette pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds – six offensive and six defensive.

Curtis regained her spot at the top of the scoring board for the Quakers with 17 points, and she also tallied eight rebounds. White and sophomore guard Kayla Bowling accounted for 15 points apiece.

The win was Earlham’s fourth over its last six contests and keeps the Quakers in fifth place in the HCAC standings with a game in hand. Earlham women’s basketball is now 8-12 on the season, the most wins for the program since the 2014-15 season (9-16), and 6-7 in the HCAC.

Earlham returns to action on Monday, Feb. 4, when it travels to North Manchester, Ind., to face Manchester University in a make-up contest from the originally scheduled January 19 date that was postponed due to weather.

 

MEN

Men’s basketball upended by Franklin in HCAC matchup

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Success from beyond the three-point arc lifted Franklin College ahead of Earlham College men’s basketball, 97-76, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference contest on Saturday afternoon at the Spurlock Center.

Franklin pulled ahead midway through the first half on a 15-0 run, that left the Grizzlies with a 27-11 advantage with 10:06 left in the frame. Earlham rallied later in the half with a 19-2 run lasting nearly five-and-a-half minutes on the game clock, resulting in the Quakers taking a 34-32 lead with just over two minutes left in the half. Earlham would end the half leading Franklin, 38-37.

In the second half, Franklin regained the lead and extended its advantage by knocking down three straight three-point field goals, resulting in a 63-53 lead for the Grizzlies with 9:43 to play.

Franklin held off all Earlham rally efforts late in the second half, despite 14 points from Earlham’s Darrell Hutchison Jr. over the final 10 minutes of the game. The Grizzlies went 17-of-19 at the free-throw line over the final five minutes, and finished the game with a 28-of-33 mark at the stripe on 22 Quaker fouls.

Hutchison finished the game with 28 points to lead the Quakers offensively. Junior forward Qawi Rucker continued the momentum from his 24-point performance on Wednesday against Transylvania with 19 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks on Saturday against Franklin. Sophomore guard Jamel Barnes remained a constant in the Quakers’ offense with 16 points, five rebounds and three assists.

As a team, Earlham shot .500 (31-of-62) from the field, firing at a 50 percent-or-better clip from the floor for the third time this season. However, Franklin posted a .547 (29-of-53) field goal percentage, including an 11-of-20 mark from three-point range.

Earlham will be on the road again this Wednesday, Feb. 6, when it travels to Hanover. Tipoff will be at 7:30 p.m.

 

Indiana Upsets No. 6/8 Michigan State in OT, 79-75

IU RELEASE

East Lansing, MI – Did you believe?

Did you?

Did you figure Indiana, mired in a seven-game losing streak, battered and bruised and seemingly broken, would upset No. 6 Michigan State on a court that had brutalized Hoosier hopes for years?

It happened.

On Saturday night, in a nationally televised setting, with injury turning senior standout Juwan Morgan into a spectator, the Hoosiers (13-8 overall, 4-7 in the Big Ten) rose to the occasion as they hadn’t in more than a month.

Their 79-75 victory at the Breslin Center resurrected hopes that maybe, just maybe, this could be a special season after all.

“The guys really played hard and competed,” coach Archie Miller told Voice of the Hoosiers Don Fischer during his postgame radio show.

“This was a big opportunity in February to play well. Win, lose or draw, let’s find a way to play well. Those guys did it.”

Did they ever.

Center DeRon Davis overcame injury, fatigue and a history of poor free throw shooting to go 3-for-4 from the line in the closing seconds to clinch it. He finished with 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and no turnovers.

Guard Devonte Green came back from suspension to total 11 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Forward Justin Smith soared for a pair of crucial crunch-time blocks en route to a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds).

Guard Romeo Langford had 19 points, including some clutch late baskets.

Guard Al Durham bounced back from a finger injury to score 14 points.

IU totaled 48 rebounds, including 20 offensive, against as good a rebounding team as there is in college basketball. It had 21 assists, more than double its Big Ten average. It was 10-for-20 from three-point range after going just 17-for-84 in its previous four games.

But this was way more than just numbers.

This was hope renewed, confidence restored and weight-of-the-world pressure lifted.

“Clearly getting DeRon and Devonte back in the mix helps our team,” Miller told Fischer. “We haven’t had those guys for a while.

“Juwan goes down and we had a lot of different combinations that stepped up. Any way you can get a win is hard, especially at this place.”

Morgan — on pace for a monster game with five points, six rebounds and two assists in the opening 12 minutes — hurt his left shoulder diving for a ball. He lay on the floor for several minutes in obvious pain. It was the same shoulder that required surgery a couple of years ago.

He was out for the rest of the game, although he did return to the bench in the second half without a sling or protective device.

Multiple Hoosiers stepped up in his absence — including forward Evan Fitzner, who hit his first three-pointer of 2019.

“Justin was phenomenal,” Miller told Fischer. “Deron being able to handle the load he handled was impressive.

“We had a lot of different guys do some key things. We’ve been on a tough grind. To have these guys be rewarded for hanging tough and staying with it (was special).”

Miller was especially happy with the way the Hoosiers passed and moved on offense.

“We were tired of the ball sticking, tired of the dribbling,” he told Fischer. “Tonight, guys moved the ball, shared it. We got it side to side. We got some things in transition.

“We had guys doing things that hadn’t been done in some time. To our guys credit, maybe they got tired of hearing me. They decided to pass it so, ‘We don’t have to hear him anymore.’

Until a week ago Michigan State (18-4, 9-2) had seemed invincible with 13 straight wins and plenty of national title buzz.

Last week’s road loss at Purdue shook things up.

IU’s rise-to-the-challenge performance shook it up more. It was helped by Michigan State’s 8-for-22 free throw shooting.

“We were fortunate with the free throws that Michigan State missed, but we had 48 rebounds, 20 offensive and 21 assists,” Miller told Fischer. “We couldn’t have played better in here.”

Few expected this given IU’s struggles and its formidable challenge — slow down one of the nation’s fiercest fast-break attacks, muscle up against a dominant rebounding team and stay poised amid Breslin Center intimidation (Hoosier losses in 21 of the last 22 appearances there).

Morgan sparked a tough-minded opening that rocked the Spartans. The Hoosiers grabbed rebound after rebound while shutting out Michigan State for a near-seven-minute stretch. They led by as many as four points in the opening minutes, fell behind by as many as five points and trailed 31-28 at halftime.

Baskets by Davis and Smith boosted IU to a 32-31 lead to start the second half and set a tone:

The Hoosiers weren’t going away.

They kept pushing, even when Michigan State rallied for a six-point lead.

IU surged back. Three-pointers by Green and Durham gave Indiana a 56-54 lead with inside of six minutes.

Langford hit a couple of tough jumpers. Michigan State continued missing free throws. Smith had a huge block.

The clock ticked toward a minute and the Hoosiers led 64-62.

Michigan State’s Kenny Goins put the Spartans ahead 65-64 with a three pointer.

 Langford attacked and drove for a layup and a 66-65 IU lead.

Michigan State’s Nick Ward’s free throw tied the game with 18 seconds left.

IU had the ball and a chance, but Langford’s long three-point attempt missed.

Overtime.

The Spartans scored the first basket of the extra period. Then Langford, Durham, Smith and Davis stepped up — offsetting a couple of late turnovers — to deliver the much-needed victory.

Next up, Thursday night’s home game against Iowa, which just upset Michigan.

Six of the Hoosiers’ final nine games are at Assembly Hall.

“We have to come back home and play just as hard and with unbelievable passion,” Miller told Fischer.

As far as relieving the pressure from all the losing, Miller said, “A little bit. We’ve got to be responsible. We have to handle success.

“We’ll enjoy it. We have time to improve. Guys should be proud of each other. The only thing that matters is the guys in the locker room. Do they feel good about each other? Are they proud of each other?”

On this night, the answers to those questions were, yes.

 

Butler outlasts Seton Hall

(Butler Release)

Paul Jorgensen and Nate Fowler, Butler’s two seniors, came up in big as the Bulldogs

held off Seton Hall down the stretch to post a 70-68 win Saturday afternoon at

Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

Jorgensen and Fowler combined for 33 points off the bench as Butler broke a

three-game losing streak to improve to 13-10 overall and 4-6 in BIG EAST play.

“Excited to get back on the right side of the win column,” said Butler coach LaVall

Jordan, who along with Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard was mic’d up live for the

entirety of the contest as part of the FS1 All-Access game. “If you saw the passion

and the energy the last few days in practice, you wouldn’t know this group had lost

three in a row. Our two seniors decided how we were going to play today. If we can

get this moving forward, I feel good about what we can do.”

Keyed by hot first-half shooting, Butler took a 46-34 halftime advantage. Butler

made 10 of its first 13 attempts from the field (including 5-of-7 from behind the

arc) to take a 26-13 lead at the 11:42 mark of the first half. In the first 20

minutes, Butler shot 63 percent from the field.

Butler’s first-half shooting was amplified by a 9-of-15 performance from three-point

range. Jorgensen had 13 of his 18 points in the first half.

 

No. 1 Tennessee gets 16th straight win, 93-76 against A&M

Grant Williams scored 22 points and No. 1 Tennessee set a school record with its 16th straight win, beating Texas A&M 93-76 on Saturday night.

The Volunteers (20-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) surpassed the 15-game streak they had from February 1915 to January 1917 and are off to their best start in conference play since also going 8-0 in 1981-82.

Tennessee was clinging to a two-point lead midway through the second half before a 5-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer from Jordan Bowden, made it 70-63. Those five points were the start of a 10-3 spurt, with a 3 from Lamonte Turner that extended the lead to 75-66 with 8 1/2 minutes to go. Williams added a dunk in that stretch and had a big defensive play with a block on TJ Starks.

Wendell Mitchell and Savion Flagg made 3-pointers for A&M to power 6-3 run after that, but Tennessee scored the next seven points to stretch the lead to 85-72 with about 6 1/2 minutes remaining.

Mitchell finished with 18 points for Texas A&M (8-12, 1-7), which lost for the fifth time in the last six games.

Jordan Bone added 18 points and 10 assists for Tennessee and Turner had 19 points and seven assists. Williams, the SEC’s leading scorer, had 10 rebounds and four assists.

 

Misfire: No. 23 NC State falls 47-24 to No. 12 Virginia Tech

Miss after miss, they kept coming for No. 23 North Carolina State on Saturday.

Bricked jumpers off the front rim.

Drives that rolled around the cylinder and dropped away.

Shots that didn’t hit anything at all.

They never stopped, either, not until the Wolfpack had managed a stunningly low point total that stood as the worst for any Atlantic Coast Conference school in the shot-clock era. N.C. State lost 47-24 to No. 12 Virginia Tech, a throwback output to the long-ago days when teams would hold the ball and turn games into stand-around slowdowns.

Only this came from one of the ACC’s best offenses with a shot clock constantly rolling.

“It was crazy,” Wolfpack coach Kevin Keatts said. “It was almost like there was something on the rim.”

When it was over, N.C. State had put up the lowest point total by a ranked team in more than three decades of the shot-clock era, according to ESPN Stats & Info. It also flirted with the all-time low total – 20 points by St. Louis against George Washington in 2008 – since the shot clock began in the 1985-86 season, ESPN Stats & Info said.

 

Pacers top Heat 95-88, end 4-game winless streak

Indiana’s offense was nowhere to be found in the fourth quarter.

Luckily for the Pacers, neither was Miami’s.

Bojan Bogdanovic scored 31 points, Darren Collison added 20 and the Pacers had a big third quarter to beat the struggling Heat 95-88 on Saturday night. Indiana ended a season-long four-game losing streak, which started in the game following the one where All-Star Victor Oladipo left with a season-ending knee injury.

“It was mental, I think,” Bogdanovic said about the slide after losing Oladipo. “We needed this win to get it going. We have enough quality in this locker room without Victor to put up the numbers.”

The Pacers feasted on Miami turnovers, turning 24 of them into 31 points – while seeing their 14 giveaways become only seven Heat points. Indiana won despite scoring only 11 points in the fourth, because it held the Heat to exactly 11 in the fourth as well.

“That was pretty ugly in the fourth quarter for both teams,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “They were just able to hold on.”

Myles Turner scored 14 points and Thaddeus Young added 11 for the Pacers. They swept the Heat 3-0 this season.

“It’s all about adapting,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said about life without Oladipo. “It takes time and with different guys in and out of the lineup, it’s not going to be a quick fix.”

Dwyane Wade scored 21 points for Miami, which dropped its third straight game overall and fourth in a row at home. Hassan Whiteside added 19 points and 14 rebounds, and Josh Richardson and Kelly Olynyk each scored 14 points for the Heat – who leave Monday for a five-game West Coast trip.

 

Thompson returns from illness to lead Warriors past Lakers

 DeMarcus Cousins provided an emphatic dunk that might have been the timeliest play of the night and ignited the fiery big man’s new home crowd. Klay Thompson’s steady hand did much of the rest in a strange game when it took Stephen Curry more than 3 1/2 quarters to finally make a basket.

Thompson returned from a one-game absence with an illness to score 28 points and light up the Lakers for the second time in 13 days, leading the Golden State Warriors to a 115-101 victory Saturday over a Los Angeles team again missing LeBron James.

“Luckily the sickness is nearly gone,” Thompson said. “I felt very refreshed.”

Curry missed his first eight shots before a layup with 6:20 remaining and still wound up with 14 points, two days after going off for 41 in a loss to the 76ers when he hit 10 3-pointers. The other Warriors picked up the slack.

Andre Iguodala hit a go-ahead 3 in the final minute of the third, two more early in the fourth as Golden State pulled away and finished with 17 points. Cousins contributed his first double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in his second home game and seventh in all since coming back from a nearly yearlong recovery from surgery for a ruptured left Achilles tendon.

Kevin Durant added 21 points and 11 of the Warriors’ 31 assists.

 

Harden has 43 points for 26th game in a row with 30 or more

Once James Harden figures out the best way to take over a game, there isn’t much other NBA teams can do to stop him.

Harden attacked on both ends of the court and quickly filled up the stat sheet to power the Houston Rockets to a 125-98 victory over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

Harden had 43 points for his 26th straight game with at least 30 points. The 30-point streak is the third-longest in NBA history, trailing only Wilt Chamberlain’s runs of 65 and 31 games.

“It was a must win for us and we came out here and played like it,” the reigning NBA MVP said. “Defensively, we got after it. Offensively, we moved the basketball. Everybody played well. That’s the effort it’s going to take for us on every single night.”

Harden also had 12 rebounds, six steals, five assists and four blocks. He was 12 of 22 from the field, making 4 of 12 3-pointers, and made all 15 of his free throws.

“He’s so locked in,” teammate Gerald Green said. “He puts the work in. He’s leading us in the right direction. Our job is to let him lead and follow him in this. He’ll take us where we need to go.”

Green added 25 points, and Kenneth Faried had 16 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out with 5:07 remaining. Houston snapped a two-game losing streak, holding the Jazz to 36 percent shooting and forcing 23 turnovers.

 

Clippers rally from 25 down, beat Pistons 111-101

The Los Angeles Clippers wiped out a 23-point deficit in less than nine minutes.

Then Lou Williams took over.

Williams scored 16 Los Angeles points in a row during a torrid fourth-quarter stretch, and the Clippers dominated the final period of a 111-101 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Saturday night.

The Clippers trailed by 25 in the second quarter and were down 83-60 in the third before storming back to tie the game at 89 in the fourth.

It was 91-all before Williams scored every Los Angeles point during a decisive run that put the Clippers up 107-96.

“When you’re down big like that, you try to get it to 12. Then you try to get it to eight at a certain point, try to get it to six and give yourself an opportunity to win the game,” Williams said. “Like clockwork, we were hitting all of those spots, and we gave ourselves an opportunity to go win the game at about the eight-minute mark.”

The rally from 25 down was the largest regular-season comeback in Clippers history. They rallied from 24 down against Chicago in 2004.

Williams finished with 39 points. Detroit’s Blake Griffin had 24 points and 11 rebounds against his former team, and Reggie Jackson added 29 points for the Pistons.

 

PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME’S CLASS OF 2019

CANTON, OHIO – “Selection Saturday” resulted in eight “Heroes of the Game” earning election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Hall’s 48-person selection committee held its annual meeting today in Atlanta to elect the Class of 2019.

The new class of Enshrinees was just announced on stage at NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special that will air nationally tonight at 9 p.m. (ET and PT) on CBS. The newest membes of the Pro Football Hall of Fame include cornerback CHAMP BAILEY, contributor PAT BOWLEN, contributor GIL BRANDT, tight end TONY GONZALEZ, cornerback TY LAW, center KEVIN MAWAE, safety ED REED, and safety JOHNNY ROBINSON.

Today’s annual selection meeting capped a year-round selection process. The newly elected Hall of Famers were chosen from a list o​f 18 finalists who had been determined earlier by the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Selection Committee. Representatives of the accounting firm Deloitte & Touche tabulated all votes during Saturday’s meeting.

The Class of 2019 will be officially enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame during the spectacular Enshrinement Ceremony held inside Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. The Enshrinement Ceremony is the main event of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Week Powered by Johnson Controls.

CHAMP BAILEY

Cornerback … 6-0, 192 … Georgia … 1999-2003 Washington Redskins, 2004-2013 Denver Broncos

15 seasons, 215 games … Washington’s first round draft pick (7th overall) in 1999 NFL Draft … Helped Redskins to 10-6 record and division title as rookie … Recorded five interceptions in rookie season including three in one game (vs. Cardinals, Oct. 17, 1999) … Traded to Broncos in 2004 … Key member of secondary that led Denver to five postseason appearances and four division titles including three straight to cap his career … Started at left cornerback in two AFC championship games and Super Bowl XLVIII … Returned interception 100 yards in Broncos victory over Patriots in 2005 AFC Divisional Playoff Game … Tied for NFL lead with career-high 10 interceptions returned for 162 yards and 1 TD, 2006 … Racked up 18 interceptions over two-season span (2005-06) which was most in NFL in more than two decades … Exceptional in pass coverage, rarely flagged for pass interference … Led Redskins in interceptions once, punt returns once … Broncos leading interceptor five seasons … Amassed 52 career interceptions returned for 464 yards and 4 TDs … Recorded 203 passes defensed … Chosen First-Team All-Pro four times, Second-Team All-Pro four times … Named All-NFC twice, All-AFC three times … Voted to 12 Pro Bowls … Selected to NFL All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born June 22, 1978 in Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

PAT BOWLEN

Owner … Oklahoma … 1984-Present Denver Broncos

Bowlen shaped the Broncos into one of the most storied franchises in NFL history during his 35 years as owner … Engrained winning culture into organization with immediate results … Broncos posted 13-3 record to win AFC West in Bowlen’s first season, 1984 … Sustained and unprecedented success over past three decades has resulted in more than 350 victories, seven Super Bowl appearances and regular-season winning percentage of .603 (1984-2017) … With Bowlen at helm, Broncos have advanced to playoffs 18 times, won 13 division crowns, seven AFC conference championships and three Super Bowl titles (XXXII, XXXIII and 50) … Under his leadership, the Broncos are only NFL team to post 90 or more victories in each of the past three decades … Broncos victory total since Bowlen took over as owner is second most in NFL …  Led effort for state-of-the-art Broncos Stadium at Mile High that opened in 2001 …. Member of numerous NFL committees over career including co-chair of NFL Management Council Executive Committee … Key figure to securing NFL’s labor and TV contracts …  As Chair of NFL Broadcast Committee was responsible for negotiations of $18 billion TV contract, the most lucrative in single-sport history … Named to Broncos Ring of Fame, 2015 … Born Feb. 18, 1944 in Praire du Chien, Wisconsin.

GIL BRANDT

Contributor … Wisconsin … 1960-1988 Dallas Cowboys, 1995-present National Football League

Historic half-century career in pro football … As vice president of personnel for the Cowboys, helped build one of most dominant franchises in all of sports … Integral talent scout for Cowboys and member of team’s brain trust along with Hall of Famers Tex Schramm and Tom Landry since inception in 1960 through 1988 … Developed innovative scouting and management of personnel systems … Many innovations are standard process for NFL teams today … Early user of computer analysis to evaluate players … Discovered number of free agents such as wide receiver Drew Pearson and defensive backs Cliff Harris and Everson Walls … Responsible for building rosters that led Cowboys to winning records in 20 consecutive seasons (1966-1985) … Cowboys registered 10 or more wins in a season 16 times during period … Helped Dallas to 13 division titles, six conference championships and two Super Bowl victories (VI and XII) … Joined NFL.com at its inception in 1995 and has been key contributor ever since … Regarded as top draft expert … Serves as resident historian for NFL.com and has provided countless number of columns about league’s significant events and players … A regular radio personality on SiriusXM NFL Radio … Born March 4, 1933 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.​

TONY GONZALEZ

Tight End … 6-5, 250 … California … 1997-2008 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009-2013 Atlanta Falcons

17 seasons, 270 games … First-round pick (13th player overall) by Chiefs in 1997 … Named Chiefs’ rookie of the year after recording 33 catches for 368 yards and 2 TDs, 1997 … Recorded more than 50 receptions in a season in each of his last 16 years (second most all-time) including 14 seasons with 70 or more catches … Led NFL in receiving with career-best 102 receptions, 2004 … Led Chiefs in receiving eight times … Traded to Atlanta in 2009 … Led Falcons in receiving, 2012… Set Chiefs record with 26 games with 100 or more receiving yards; added five more 100-yard efforts with Falcons … Ranks behind only Jerry Rice in career receptions … Career statistics: 1,325 receptions for 15,127 yards, 111 TDs … Streak of 211 straight games with a catch, 2000-2013 (longest ever by tight end, second longest in NFL history at time of retirement) … Career-long 73-yard TD catch vs. division rival Raiders, Nov. 28, 1999 …Team leader that helped Chiefs and Falcons to two division titles each … Started at tight end for Falcons in 2012 NFC Championship Game, had 8 catches for 78 yards and 1 TD … Named First-Team All-Pro seven times (1999-2003, 2008, 2012) … Voted to 14 Pro Bowls … Named Team MVP by Chiefs (2008) and Falcons (2009) … Selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of 2000s … Born Feb. 27, 1976 in Torrance, California.

TY LAW

Cornerback … 5-11, 200 … Michigan … 1995-2004 New England Patriots, 2005, 2008 New York Jets, 2006-07 Kansas City Chiefs, 2009 Denver Broncos

15 seasons, 203 games … Selected by Patriots in 1st round (23rd player overall) of 1995 NFL Draft … Named All-Pro in 1998 and 2003 … Voted to five Pro Bowls (1999, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006) … Starting left cornerback in four AFC championship games … Started at left cornerback in three Super Bowls including Patriots victories in Super Bowls XXXVI and XXXVIII … Recorded seven tackles, one assisted tackle, two passes defensed and scored on 47-yard interception return for touchdown in New England’s 20-17 win over Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI … Intercepted three or more passes in a season nine times … Led NFL in interceptions twice (9 in 1998 with Patriots and career-high 10 in 2005 with Jets) … Team’s leading interceptor six times (Patriots – 4, Chiefs – 1, Jets – 1) … Registered 53 career interceptions for 828 yards and 7 pick-sixes … Career-long 74-yard interception return for touchdown against New England (Dec. 26, 2005)… Recorded 37-yard interception return in final game of career … Five career sacks … Selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born Feb. 10, 1974 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania.

KEVIN MAWAE

Center … 6-4, 289 … Louisiana State … 1994-97 Seattle Seahawks, 1998-2005 New York Jets, 2006-09 Tennessee Titans

16 seasons, 241 games … Selected by Seahawks in 2nd round (36th player overall) in 1994 NFL Draft … Spent majority of college career as tackle before moving to center during senior year … Played in 14 games, and started 11 games during rookie season with Seahawks … Named to NFL’s  All-Rookie Team … Played at right guard first two pro seasons, moved permanently to center, 1996 … Noted for leadership and steady play … Helped Jets to division title and championship game appearance in first season in New York, 1998 … Anchored steady Jets offensive line that led way for 44 100-yard games and seven 1,000-yard seasons by Hall of Fame running back Curtis Martin … Blocked for 1,000-yard rusher in 13 of his 16 seasons and five different running backs (Chris Warren, 2; Martin, 7; Travis Henry, 1; LenDale White, 1; and Chris Johnson, 2) … Capped career with Pro Bowl season by paving way for 2,000-yard performance by Johnson … Named All-Pro six times (1999-2002, 2004, and 2008) … Voted to eight Pro Bowls including his final two seasons … Selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born Jan. 23, 1971 in Savannah, Georgia.

ED REED

Safety… 5-11, 200 … Miami (Fla.) … 2002-2012 Baltimore Ravens, 2013 Houston Texans, 2013 New York Jets

12 seasons, 174 games … Selected by Ravens in first round (24th overall) in 2002 NFL Draft … Made instant impact on Baltimore’s dominant defense with 5 interceptions as rookie … NFL’s top interceptor in 2004, 2008, 2010 to become just second player in NFL history to lead NFL in interceptions three times … Led AFC in interceptions four times … Ravens leading interceptor seven seasons … NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, 2004 after picking off league-high 9 passes returned for then-NFL record 358 yards, 1 TD … Career statistics: 64 interceptions returned for NFL record 1,590 yards and 7 touchdowns …. Owns two longest interception returns in NFL history (107 yards vs. Eagles on Nov. 23, 2008; and 106 yards vs. Browns on Nov. 7, 2004) … Registered 140 career passes defensed … Also returned 30 punts for 205 yards … 3 touchdowns scored on fumble recoveries … Leader on Ravens team that advanced to playoffs seven times, won four division titles, and Super Bowl title … Started at free safety in three AFC championship games … Recorded 5 tackles, 1 interception and 1 pass defense in Ravens’ Super Bowl XLVII win … Selected All-Pro six times … Voted to nine Pro Bowls … Member of the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000s … Born Sept. 11, 1978 in St. Rose, Louisiana.

JOHNNY ROBINSON

Safety… 6-1, 205 … Louisiana State … 1960-1971 Dallas Texans/Kansas City Chiefs

12 seasons, 164 games … Selected in first round of 1960 AFL Draft by Texans and 3rd overall in the 1960 NFL Draft by Detroit Lions … Utilized by Texans as running back first two seasons … Moved to defense in third season, responded with 4 interceptions …  Recorded multiple interceptions each season after moving to safety … Single-season best 10 interceptions in 1966 (led AFL) and 1970 (led NFL) … Lone career pick-six came on 29-yard interception return vs. Boston Patriots, Sept. 25, 1966 … Helped team to four division titles … Played in three AFL championship game victories … Started in two Super Bowls … Recorded two tackles, one fumble recovery and intercepted one pass for nine yards in Chiefs’ 23-7 win over Minnesota Vikings, Super Bowl IV … Named All-AFL five straight seasons (1965-69), All-Pro, 1969 and All-NFL, 1970 … Voted to AFL All-Star Game six times, Pro Bowl once … Named to AFL’s All-Time Team … Intercepted 57 career interceptions, returned for 741 yards and 1 TD …Also gained 658 rushing yards, 6 TDs; 77 catches for 1,228 yards, 9 TDs; 21 punt returns for 272 yards, 1 TD; and 3 kickoff returns for 54 yards … Scored one TD on fumble return (46 yards vs. Baltimore Colts on Monday Night Football, Sept. 28, 1970) … Born Sept. 9, 1938 in Delhi, Louisiana.

 

NFL PREVIEW…SUPER BOWL LIII: NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS VS. LOS ANGELES RAMS

On Sunday, February 3, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will meet in Super Bowl LIII (6:30 PM ET, CBS) at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

Super Bowl LIII will feature the No. 2 seed in each conference – the AFC Champion Patriots against the NFC champion Rams – and is the first Super Bowl matchup of No. 2 seeds since the NFL began seeding teams in 1975. It also marks a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, when New England defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-17 on February 3, 2002.

Here’s what’s at stake in Super Bowl LIII:

With a New England victory…​

The Patriots will have captured their sixth Super Bowl championship, tied with the PITTSBURGH STEELERS (six) for most in NFL history.

New England will have won its 37th postseason game, surpassing PITTSBURGH (36) for the most all-time.

Head coach Bill Belichick joins GEORGE HALAS and CURLY LAMBEAU as the only coaches ever to win six NFL championships.

Quarterback Tom Brady has now won six Super Bowls, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley (five) for the most of any player.

With a Los Angeles win…​

The Rams will celebrate the second Super Bowl victory in the history of their franchise (SB XXXIV) and their first in Los Angeles.

At age 33, head coach Sean McVay becomes the youngest coach ever to win the Super Bowl. Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin held the previous mark at age 36.

Quarterback Jared Goff becomes the first quarterback selected No. 1 overall to lead his team to a Super Bowl victory within his first three seasons.

The Patriots earned a trip to the Super Bowl with a 37-31 overtime win against Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game. New England, who won Super Bowl LI to conclude the 2017 season and advanced to Super Bowl LII last season, joins the BUFFALO BILLS (1990-93) and MIAMI DOLPHINS (1971-73) as the only teams in the Super Bowl era to appear in three consecutive Super Bowls. New England advanced to their 11th Super Bowl in franchise history and are looking for their sixth Super Bowl title, which would tie them with the PITTSBURGH STEELERS (six) for the most in NFL history.  ​

The Rams advanced to Super Bowl LIII with a 26-23 overtime victory against New Orleans in the NFC Championship Game. Los Angeles kicker GREG ZUERLEIN converted the game-winning 57-yard field goal in overtime, the longest game-winning field goal in postseason history.

Los Angeles advanced to their fourth Super Bowl in franchise history (1979, 1999 and 2001) and are looking for their second Super Bowl title.

Patriots head coach BILL BELICHICK and quarterback TOM BRADY will be making their ninth Super Bowl appearance together, the most NFL title games for any head coach and starting quarterback duo in league history. Belichick and Brady have won five Super Bowls together, the most by a head coach and starting quarterback combination.

Brady, who is making his NFL-record ninth career Super Bowl start, is the only starting quarterback in league history to win five Super Bowls and the only player ever to be named Super Bowl MVP four times (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XLIX and LI). Brady set a Super Bowl record with 505 passing yards last year and is the all-time leader in Super Bowl passing yards (2,576), completions (235), passing attempts (357) and touchdown passes (18). He is also the NFL postseason leader in wins by a starting quarterback (29), completions (984), passing attempts (1,554), passing yards (10,917) and touchdown passes (73).

New England rookie running back SONY MICHEL has five rushing touchdowns this postseason, the most rushing touchdowns by a rookie in postseason history. Michel has rushed for at least 100 yards in each of his first two career postseason appearances and can join ARIAN FOSTER as the only players in postseason history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of their first three playoff games.

Patriots running back JAMES WHITE, who had a rushing touchdown in Super Bowl LII, has scored four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in two career Super Bowl appearances. Over the past three postseasons (2016-2018), White leads the NFL with eight total touchdowns.

New England tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI has 12 touchdown receptions in his postseason career and trails only Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (22) for the most in NFL playoff history. Gronkowski’s 1,076 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions are the most ever by a tight end in NFL postseason history.

In the AFC Championship Game, Patriots wide receiver JULIAN EDELMAN had seven catches for 96 yards and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (151 receptions) as the only players with at least 100 career postseason receptions (105). Edelman has recorded at least five receptions in 12 consecutive playoff games, the longest such streak in postseason annals.​

Los Angeles Rams head coach SEAN MC VAY, who will be 33 years and 10 days old on Super Bowl Sunday, is the youngest head coach to lead his team to the Super Bowl. In each of the past two seasons under McVay, the Rams have ranked first or second in points per game.​

Rams quarterback JARED GOFF, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, is the first quarterback selected No. 1 overall to reach the Super Bowl within his first three seasons. Four quarterbacks (Pro Football Hall of Famers TROY AIKMAN and JOHN ELWAY, and DREW BLEDSOE and ELI MANNING) each reached the Super Bowl in their fourth season.

Los Angeles running back TODD GURLEY has rushed for a touchdown in each of the team’s two postseason games this season. Gurley led the NFL with 21 touchdowns (17 rushing, four receiving) and ranked fourth with 1,831 scrimmage yards. Rams running back C.J. ANDERSON leads the team in postseason rushing and has 481 rushing yards in the postseason since 2014, the most in the NFL over that span.

In the NFC Championship Game, Rams wide receiver BRANDIN COOKS led the team with seven receptions and 107 receiving yards. Cooks had 80 catches and 1,204 receiving yards in the regular season and became the first player in NFL history to record at least 1,000 receiving yards with three different teams in three consecutive seasons. With New England in 2017, Cooks recorded 65 receptions for 1,082 yards and seven touchdowns and added 10 receptions for 155 yards in the playoffs.

Los Angeles defensive tackle AARON DONALD led the NFL with 20.5 in 2018 and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer LAWRENCE TAYLOR (1986) as the only players to record 20+ sacks and make it to the Super Bowl in the same season. Rams defensive tackle NDAMUKONG SUH recorded 1.5 sacks in the NFC Championship Game and has recorded at least one sack in three of his past four playoff games.

 

GAME CAPSULES
New England Patriots (AFC East – 13-5) vs. Los Angeles Rams (NFC West – 15-3)

Sunday, February 3, 2019 | 6:30 PM ET | Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Referee: John Parry

SERIES HISTORY INCLUDING PLAYOFFS:

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 8-5

STREAKS: Patriots have won past 5

LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Rams 10 at Patriots 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: First meeting in Atlanta

PLAYOFF SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 1-0

STREAKS: Patriots won only meeting

LAST PLAYOFF: 2/3/02: Patriots 20, Rams 17 (SB XXXVI)

LAST PLAYOFF AT SITE: First meeting in Atlanta

 

PATRIOTS NOTES:

PLAYOFF RECORD 36-20

LAST WEEK W 37-31 (OT) at Kansas City

VS. COMMON OPP. 6-1 (Chi 1-0; Det 0-1; GB 1-0; KC

2-0; LAC 1-0; Min 1-0)

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 27.3/20.3

OFFENSE 393.4

PASSING Tom Brady: 375-570-4355-29-11-97.7

RUSHING Sony Michel (R): 209-931-4.5-6

RECEIVING James White (RB): 87-751-8.6-7

DEFENSE 359.1

SACKS Trey Flowers: 7.5

INTs Duron Harmon: 4

TAKE/GIVE +10 (28/18)

PR Julian Edelman: 7.7

KR Cordarrelle Patterson: 28.8

PUNTING (NET) Ryan Allen: 45.1 (39.5)

KICKING Stephen Gostkowski: 130 (49/50 PAT; 27/32 FG)

PATRIOTS became 3rd team in the Super Bowl era to appear in 3 consecutive Super Bowls. Have 5 Super Bowl titles, 2nd-most all-time (PITTSBURGH, 6). • NEW ENGLAND ranked 4th in scoring offense (27.3 ppg), 5th in total yards of offense (393.4 ypg) and tied for 6th in scoring defense (20.3 ppg allowed). • BILL BELICHICK has most playoff experience (41 games) & postseason wins (30) among HC in NFL history. Is the only HC in NFL history with 5 Super Bowl victories. • NEW ENGLAND had 2 players named for 2019 Pro Bowl: QB TOM BRADY & CB STEPHON GILMORE. QB TOM BRADY is all-time postseason leader in games played (39), wins (29), completions (954), pass yards (10,917) & TD passes (73). Has 16 playoff games with 300+ pass yards, most in NFL history. Has 2 highest single-game passing totals in Super Bowl history (505 yards in SB LII & 466 yards in SB LI). Aims for his 4th Super Bowl in row with 300+ pass yards & 5th Super Bowl in row with 2+ TD passes. • RB SONY MICHEL (rookie) has 5 rush TDs this postseason, most by a rookie in NFL history. Aims for his 3rd postseason game in row with 100+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs. RB JAMES WHITE has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 career Super Bowls. Aims for his 3rd Super Bowl in row with rush TD. RB REX BURKHEAD aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. • TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 12 career playoff TD catches, tied with HOFer JOHN STALLWORTH (12) for 2nd-most in postseason history. Aims for his 3rd Super Bowl in row with TD catch. WR JULIAN EDELMAN ranks 2nd in postseason history with 105 receptions. Has 5+ receptions in 12 consecutive postseason games, longest streak in playoff history. Has 14 catches for 196 yards (65.3 per game) & TD catch in 3 career Super Bowls. WR CHRIS HOGAN had 6 catches for 128 yards & rec. TD in SB LII in 2017. • DL TREY FLOWERS led team with 7.5 sacks. S DURON HARMON led team & tied career-high with 4 INTs. Had INT in SB LII. CB STEPHON GILMORE had career-high 20 PD, 2nd-most in NFL. Has 2+ PD in 4 of his past 5 playoff games.

 

RAMS NOTES:

PLAYOFF RECORD 21-25

LAST WEEK W 26-23 (OT) at New Orleans

VS. COMMON OPP. 5-1 (Chi 0-1; Det 1-0; GB 1-0; KC

1-0; LAC 1-0 Min 1-0)

PTS. FOR/AGAINST 32.9/24.0

OFFENSE 421.1

PASSING Jared Goff: 364-561-4688-32-12-101.1

RUSHING Todd Gurley: 256-1251-4.9-17 (1L)

RECEIVING Robert Woods: 86-1219-14.2-6

DEFENSE 358.6

SACKS Aaron Donald: 20.5 (1L)

INTs John Johnson: 4

TAKE/GIVE +11 (30/19)

PR JoJo Natson: 10.8

KR Blake Countess: 24.6

PUNTING (NET) Johnny Hekker: 46.3 (43.0)

KICKING Greg Zuerlein: 116 (35/36 PAT; 27/31 FG)

RAMS won NFC West in consecutive seasons for first time since 1973-79. • LOS ANGELES led NFC in total yards per game (421.1) & points per game (32.9) & ranked 3rd in conference in turnover differential (+11). • SEAN MC VAY has guided Rams to playoffs in each of his 1st 2 seasons as head coach. Became youngest HC in NFL history to lead team to Super Bowl (33 years old). • RAMS had 4 players named to 2019 Pro Bowl: DT AARON DONALD, QB JARED GOFF, RB TODD GURLEY & ST CORY LITTLETON. • QB JARED GOFF ranked 4th in NFL in pass yards (4,688) & was 1 of 3 in NFL with 4,500+ yards & 100+ rating (101.1) in 2018. In his past 8 vs. AFC, has 2,287 pass yards (285.9 per game) with 18 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 108.9 rating & has rush TD. • RB TODD GURLEY led NFL with 21 scrimmage TDs & ranked 4th with 1,831 scrimmage yards this season. Had rush TD in NFC Champ Game. Aims for his 3rd postseason game in row with rush TD. Has 1,250 scrimmage yards (156.3 per game) with 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) in his past 8 vs. AFC. Has 120+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 vs. AFC. RB C.J. ANDERSON has 172 scrimmage yards (86 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 2 games this postseason. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 80 catches for 1,204 yards in 2018, his 4th-career season with 1,000+ rec. yards. Had 1,082 rec. yards & 7 TDs in 2017 with NE. WR ROBERT WOODS led team with career-highs in receptions (86) & rec. yards (1,219) this season. Has 3 rec. TDs in his past 6 vs. NE. In his past 3 vs. AFC, has 21 receptions for 285 yards (95 per game) & 3 TDs. • DT AARON DONALD led NFL with 20.5 sacks this season & became 11th player since 1982 with 20+ sacks in single season. Ranked 1st in NFL with 25 TFL in 2018. DT NDAMUKONG SUH had 1.5 sacks in NFC Champ Game. Has 5 sacks in 5 career playoff games. S JOHN JOHNSON had INT in OT in NFC Champ Game. Had career-highs in tackles (118) & INTs (4) in 2018. • K GREG ZUERLEIN converted game-tying 48-yard FG in 4th Q & GW 57-yard FG in OT in NFC Champ Game.

 

Super Bowl LIII: Important Factors to Consider

By: Derek Wolff | January 30, 2019

As the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams prepare for Super Bowl LIII, STATS looks at some crucial factors that could decide this year’s champion.

For the vast majority of this decade, February in New England has been governed by two equal, evident axioms; it is bitterly cold and the Patriots are in the Super Bowl.

Despite what was a relatively lackluster (by their standards) regular season campaign that saw New England go 11-5, the Patriots advanced to their fourth Super Bowl in the last five seasons after traveling to Kansas City and defeating the top-seeded Chiefs in thrilling overtime fashion.

This time around, the Los Angeles Rams appear the perfect foil in every regard, an upstart contender with the league’s youngest head coach ready to take on one of the greatest dynasties in NFL history.

The Patriots (2nd) and Rams (4th) each finished among the league’s best for most plays run on offense during the regular season. Other than their dynamic offenses, what factors stand out when it comes time to crown this season’s champion? Will Tom Brady and Bill Belichick further cement their legacies as possibly the greatest quarterback and coach tandem of all time, or will the torch finally be passed to the younger generation as the Rams seek their first title since returning to Los Angeles in 2016? With the offensive prowess of each side a given, STATS looked at three additional factors that could decide who takes home the Lombardi Trophy in this year’s big game.

Time of Possession

It’s a simple truth; there’s a direct correlation between time of possession and winning in the NFL. In each of this season’s 10 playoff games, the team that won time of possession additionally won the game. In last year’s Super Bowl, when the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33, the Eagles won the time of possession battle 34:04 to 25:56. With Philadelphia holding a slim 29-26 lead entering the fourth quarter, the Eagles had the ball for nearly 60 percent of the quarter. Just ask the Chiefs how important taking the ball out of Tom Brady’s hands is after New England dominated possession to the tune of 43:59 to 20:53 in the 37-31 AFC Championship game win.

During the regular season, New England had the majority of the possession in 10 of its 16 games and went 1-4 in the ToP battle in its five losses. Their lone game defeat while winning time of possession came against Miami, when the Dolphins won on the final play of the game on a couple of laterals for a walk-off touchdown. Additionally, New England lost time of possession but won the game outright in victories over Green Bay and Indianapolis.

When New England defeated the Los Angeles Chargers in the Divisional Round they again dominated time of possession by nearly 17 minutes. If the Rams want to avoid a similar fate as their AFC counterparts, they must find a way to cut those numbers down to something more favorable. Getting key defensive stops and running a balanced yet unpredictable offense should provide the opportunities they need.

In the three defeats the Rams suffered during the regular season, they lost the time of possession battle in each game, while additionally losing time of possession in victories over Seattle twice and Minnesota.

Quarterback Pressures and Team Defense

Line play in the NFL isn’t sexy or flashy for the average viewer, but more often than not a highlight-reel play made by a skill position player downfield can be traced back to a battle won along the line of scrimmage.

STATS has graded the offensive lines for the Rams and Patriots among the league’s best, but the Rams have a slight advantage. Our metrics had them as the fourth best in pass protection this season as well as seventh best in run blocking; New England ranks seventh and ninth in those categories, respectively. The Patriots yielded just 21 sacks during the regular season, third best in the league, and have yet to allow one in the postseason. Los Angeles allowed 33 during the regular season, tied for eighth best, and has allowed one for a loss of eight yards in the postseason.

New England found a way to neutralize Kansas City’s Chris Jones in the AFC title game. Jones, who had 40 tackles and 15.5 sacks (third best in the NFL) during the regular season, did not record a single tackle in the loss against New England. The Patriots will attempt to do the same with Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who led the league in sacks this season with 20.5 and has been a nightmare for opposing fronts in a campaign that will likely net him Defensive Player of the Year honors.

Part of the success the Patriots have had in keeping Brady clean can be attributed to the gunslinger himself. Brady’s average time of release in the playoffs has dropped to just 2.34 seconds this postseason, lowest by a wide margin among the 12 participating starting quarterbacks.

Brady was quick in the regular season as well, averaging 2.52 seconds before release, but has taken it to another level in the postseason, where faster release times have been the norm. At 2.52 seconds, Brady would be slower than Nick Foles (2.48) and Mitchell Trubisky (2.50) this postseason, with Drew Brees (2.57) right behind him. In addition to Brees, the Rams saw one of the slower release times in Dak Prescott’s 2.92 seconds in their first playoff test.

On the other side of the ball, preventing the Rams from scoring points via the deep ball will be paramount to any success the Patriots defense has. Jared Goff had 40 big play passes (> 25 yards) during the regular season, second most in the NFL behind only Mahomes.

The Patriots were 21st in yards allowed but seventh best in points against in 2018 and will hope to contain Goff and the Rams once they reach the red zone. Goff posted a QBR of 101.1 this season, but that number fell to 96.5 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line and 88.4 inside the opponent’s 10.

Like Brady, Goff has had to get the ball out earlier this postseason, but his numbers aren’t much different. He average 2.87 seconds before release in the regular season, down now to 2.80, which ranks slightly behind Patriots opponents Philip Rivers (2.73) and slightly ahead of Patrick Mahomes (2.91).

Todd Gurley’s Health

If you’re looking for an X-factor in what’s expected to be a close game between two great offenses, look no further than Todd Gurley. The reigning Offensive Player of the Year had an explosive 2018 regular season, but a late-season injury forced him to sit out LA’s final two games. After what appeared to be a return to form in the divisional round win over Dallas when he rushed 16 times for 115 yards and a touchdown, Gurley received just four carries for 10 yards in the NFC Championship win over New Orleans and played just three snaps in the third quarter. Head coach Sean McVay said that Gurley’s lack of usage came down to game flow reasons.

During the 14 games Gurley played in the regular season, he outperformed his 2017 accolade-strewn campaign, finishing with more four more rushing touchdowns and just 51 fewer rushing yards, despite appearing in one less game. In 2018, Gurley had 580 yards receiving and four touchdowns, and while his rushing success translated to the playoffs in the win over Dallas, he hasn’t been a factor in the passing game in either of LA’s wins yet. He has accrued just three receptions for a total of six yards this postseason, with several catches for negative gain.

During the regular season, part of Gurley’s success can be contributed to his natural fit within McVay’s offensive scheme, which relies on heavy usage of 11 personnel (one running back, one tight end, three wide receivers). The Rams ran 11 personnel on offense 90 percent of the time during the regular season, with that number dipping to 83 percent of the time on run plays.

Los Angeles was dominant in its first 11 games this season with a creative, balanced offense that thrived on zone rushing and play action passing. The Rams finished the regular season averaging 12.4 yards per attempt on play action plays, best in the league, and 5.2 YPA on zone rushes, tied for first. Establishing the run in order to set up play action and targeting the weak link of the Patriots defense–their linebackers in coverage–are all made easier when a healthy dual-threat Gurley is on the field.

 

TID-BITS:

  1. This game is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI following the 2001 season, a game that the Patriots won, 20-17. The Patriots are looking to become the fifth team to win two Super Bowls against a single opponent, joining the Steelers (over the Cowboys), the 49ers (over the Bengals), the Cowboys (over the Bills) and the Giants (over the Patriots).
  2. This will be the Rams’ first Super Bowl appearance since losing to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI — since then, New England has been to seven other Super Bowls, going 4-3. The Rams’ lone Super Bowl win was in Super Bowl XXXIV following the 1999 season, a 23-16 victory over the Titans.
  3. This is New England’s NFL-record 11th Super Bowl, and with a win, the Patriots would tie the Steelers for the most Super Bowl wins with six. New England is the third team all-time to play in at least three straight Super Bowls, joining the 1971-73 Dolphins (three straight) and the 1990-93 Bills (four straight).
  4. The Rams are the third Los Angeles team to play in the Super Bowl, joining the 1979 Rams (lost to Pittsburgh) and the 1983 Raiders (beat Washington).
  5. Both teams are coming off overtime wins in their conference championship games, the first time both went to OT in the same season. Prior to this season, teams that won their conference championship games in OT went 3-3 in the Super Bowl, with three of the last four coming against the Patriots (2-1).
  6. The Rams ranked last in the NFL in yards allowed per rush (5.07) during the regular season while the Patriots were fourth worst (4.91). Both run defenses have been excellent in the playoffs — the Rams have allowed 2.28 yards per rush and the Patriots have allowed 2.73. New England has allowed 30.0 rushing yards per game in the postseason, which would be the fewest by any team in the Super Bowl era.
  7. New England has outgained its opponents by 198.5 yards per game this postseason, fifth best by any team entering a Super Bowl, behind the 1975 Cowboys (+232.0), the 2000 Giants (+227.5), the 1978 Steelers (+222.0) and the 1967 Raiders (+218.0). Of those four, only the 1978 Steelers went on to win the Super Bowl.
  8. After going 6-for-15 (40.0 percent) on fourth down in the regular season (third worst in the NFL), the Rams are 3-for-3 on fourth down in the postseason, including a C.J. Anderson touchdown run in the divisional round and a 12-yard fake punt by Johnny Hekker in the NFC Championship Game.
  9. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady will be making their ninth Super Bowl appearance, which is more than any other team has played all-time.
  10. If he wins, Bill Belichick (66 years, 293 days) would be the oldest head coach to win a Super Bowl all-time, surpassing Tom Coughlin of the 2011 Giants (65 years, 158 days). On the other side, Sean McVay (33 years, 10 days) will be the youngest head coach, win or lose, in Super Bowl history.

 

SPORTS EXTRA:

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY-FEBRUARY 3, 2002

Adam Vinatieri’s 48-yard field goal as time expired lifted the New England Patriots to the most dramatic finish in Super Bowl history tonight, a stunning, magical 20‚17 upset victory over the St. Louis Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI before 72,922 fans at the Superdome.

In a city known for its reveling ways, this game and that kick rocked pro football. The Patriots felt that they had been given little chance to win this game, but that did not matter to them. They played solidly on offense, competently on special teams and excelled on defense, shutting down a potent Rams offense. Prolific? Stylish? Not today. Through three quarters the Rams managed 3 points. It took a flurried finish with two touchdowns in the final 10 minutes, the last one with 1 minute 37 seconds left, for St. Louis to tie the score at 17‚17.

It was the New England defense, however, that gained the last yards and the last laugh, driving from its 17-yard line to the St. Louis 30 to set up Vinatieri’s kick. The key play was Tom Brady’s pass of 23 yards to Troy Brown to the St. Louis 36.

This Super Bowl was unlike any other in terms of the quality and depth of security after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Eleven law enforcement agencies, led by the Secret Service, participated. The extra security was evident outside and inside the Superdome and even in the air, where helicopters and fighter planes patrolled. Fans-who were patted down from head to toe before entering the stadium-anticipated the extra security and arrived early. With the kickoff more than an hour away, Superdome officials announced that 95 percent of the capacity crowd was present.

Those fans were treated to a pregame concert that focused on freedom. Paul McCartney, Patti LaBelle, Marc Anthony, Mary J. Blige and Barry Manilow were among the performers. The national anthem was sung by Mariah Carey, and the fans in the three decks of the Superdome, from top to bottom, waved lights that were red, white and blue.

Once the game began, the Patriots quickly strutted their stuff. They jumped on top of St. Louis by 14‚3 at halftime, scoring twice off Rams turnovers, and by 17‚3 early in the fourth quarter. Bill Belichick, the Patriots coach, said: “We had to rush them with everything but the kitchen sink. We had to alternate our coverages. We disrupted them. Our players believe in themselves. They beat the No. 1 seed in the A.F.C. in Pittsburgh to get here, and now they have beaten the No. 1 seed in the N.F.C. in St. Louis.”

Kurt Warner, the Rams’ quarterback, struggled all game long. “To get this far and not finish it, that hurts,” said Warner, who was 28 of 44 for 365 yards. “I made some mistakes today that cost us. They played aggressively, but we did too. They played a better game.”

Warner’s counterpart, Tom Brady, a 24- year-old second-year player who entered the season as a backup, ended it as the youngest quarterback to win a Super Bowl. He was also named the game’s most valuable player for completing 16 of 27 passes for 145 yards and a touchdown but, more so, for managing the game superbly for the Patriots.

Brady won a Cadillac for the M.V.P. award, but the team he drove was more like a van. Emblematic of that were the introductions before the game. The Rams chose their offense to be introduced, but the Patriots chose to introduce neither their offense nor defense but their entire team as one unit. How prophetic.

 

1876 – Albert Spalding with US$800 starts sporting goods company in the USA, manufacturing first official baseball, tennis ball, basketball, golf ball, and football.

1895 – Wilhelm Mauseth skates world record 500 metre (46.8 seconds).

1900 – Rival forces fight for control of the Union Park ball grounds in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

1937 – Donald Bradman scores 212 (in 441 minutes!) in 5th Test Cricket versus England.

1942 – Baseball owners agree to permit each club up to 14 night games in 1942.

1947 – Donald Bradman bowled by Alec Bedser for a duck in fourth Test Cricket.

1948 – Dick Button becomes first world figure skating champion from US.

1951 – Largest purse to date in horse racing, US$144,323, won by Great Circle.

1954 – Jeen van den Berg win Dutch Eleven Cities Skating race (7:32).

1956 – Toni Sailor becomes first Olympics skier to sweep the three alpine events.

1957 – Patty Berg wins LPGA Havana Golf Open.

1962 – John Uelses pole vaults record 489cm.

1963 – Mickey Wright win LPGA Sea Island Women’s Golf Invitational.

1965 – Milwaukee Braves offer Milwaukee US$500,000 to terminate their lease a year earlier; the proposal is turned down.

1972 – (to February 13) The XI Olympic Winter Games are held in Sapporo, Japan.

1974 – Sandra Palmer win LPGA Burdine’s Golf Invitational.

1975 – Billy Herman, Earl Averill, and Bucky Harris elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1976 – 26th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 123-109 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

1977 – Martin Dihigo John Lloyd elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.

1978 – Australia beats India 3-2 on 6th day of final test.

1979 – Minnesota Twins trade Rod Carew to California Angels for four players.

1979 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Linda Fratianne.

1979 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Charles Tickner.

1980 – 30th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 144-136 (overtime) at Washington.

1980 – Larry Holmes TKOs Lorenzo Holmes in six rounds for heavyweight boxing title.

1981 – Australia beats New Zealand 3-1 to win World Series Cup.

1983 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Rosalynn Sumners.

1985 – Joanne Carner win LPGA Elizabeth Arden Golf Classic.

1987 – Montreal Expos trade Jeff Reardon to Minnesota Twins for Neal Heaton.

1989 – Start first Test Cricket, New Zealand versus Pakistan, washed out.

1990 – Jockey Billy Shoemaker (58) retires after 40,350 horse races.

1990 – New York Mets’ Darryl Strawberry voluntarily enters Smither Center for alcohol rehabilitation.

1991 – Meg Mallon wins Oldsmobile LPGA Golf Classic.

1991 – NFL Pro Bowl: AFC beats NFC 23-21.

1993 – Cincinnati Reds’ owner Marge Schott suspended for one year due to racist comments.

1998 – Florida Panthers’ player Dino Ciccarelli is 9th NHL player to score 600 career goals.

1998 – New York Yankees replace general manager Bob Watson with Brian Cashman.

2002 – The New England Patriots beat the Saint Louis Rams 20-17, in NFL Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans.

2008 – In Glendale, Arizona, the NFL’s Super Bowl XLII is played. The New York Giants beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots with a 17-14 victory. Most Valuable Player is Giants’ Quarterback Eli Manning. The telecast is viewed by 97.4 million Americans, a record for the Super Bowl and making it the second-largest TV audience, behind the MASH finale in 1983.

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY:

1876      The National League is officially formed with franchises located in Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Hartford, Louisville, New York, Philadelphia, and St. Louis. The Hartford Dark Blues will play its second season in Brooklyn, being renamed the Hartfords, before the charter team disbands in 1877.

1936      Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Honus Wagner, Walter Johnson, and Christy Mathewson are the first five men elected into baseball’s new Hall Fame, which is scheduled to be open in 1939 as part of the game’s celebration of its centennial. A claim made by the former 1905 Mills Commission, which proves to be erroneous, suggests that the national pastime was invented by Civil War hero Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, making the small village in upstate New York the perfect place for the induction of the legendary ballplayers.

1950      At a Boston sports writers dinner, infielder Bobby Doerr receives the Fred Hoey Award, given by the scribes in memory of the first full-time broadcaster for both the Red Sox and the Braves. The scrappy second baseman’s friend and Boston teammate, Ted Williams, surprises the gathering by attending the event wearing a tie.

1972      Lefty Gomez, a southpaw best known for his four 20-win seasons with the Yankees, and Ross Youngs, a popular outfielder for the Giants who compiled a lifetime .322 batting average before succumbing to kidney disease at the age of 30, are selected by the Special Veterans Committee to be enshrined in Cooperstown. The group also gives the nod to former American League president William Harridge, initially hired to fill a three-year term as an interim, but will hold the position for the next 27 years.

1976      With his election into Cooperstown, umpire Cal Hubbard becomes the only person to be elected to both the baseball and football Halls of Fame. The big man from Keytesville, Missouri, who was named the all-time NFL’s offensive tackle, played with the Giants, Packers, and Pirates (Steelers) during his ten-year career in the National Football League, and was inducted into pro gridiron Hall of Fame in 1966.

1976      The Veteran’s Committee elect veteran umpire Cal Hubbard, third baseman/outfielder Fred Lindstrom, one-time career, and home run champion Roger Connor to the Hall of Fame. The Waterbury Republican-American, the slugger’s hometown newspaper, had heavily lobbied for their native son after Hank Aaron passed Babe Ruth’s record in 1974.

1986      After returning from a three-year absence due to a knee injury, Dennis Leonard announces his retirement. The 35 year-old right-hander, who won twenty-games in 1977, 1978, and 1980, was 8-13 with an ERA of 4.44 in his comeback attempt with the Royals.

1987      The Braves trade right-handed Craig McMurtry to the Blue Jays for second baseman Damaso Garcia and pitcher Luis Leal. The right-handers will never pitch for the team to which they are dealt, and Garcia will hit .117 in 21 games before being released by Atlanta.

1999      Padres’ outfielder Greg Vaughn becomes the first player traded in major league history after hitting 50 home runs during season. The slugger is dealt to the Reds, along with Mark Sweeney for Reggie Sanders, Damian Jackson, and Josh Harris.

2001      It will take approximately seven more feet to hit a home run at Camden Yards this season as a result of the Orioles moving home plate. The new alignment of the field will also cut down the amount of foul territory available with the foul poles being almost flush against the left- and right-field corners.

2003      Red Sox Manager Grady Little, knuckleballer Tim Wakefield, and first-base coach Dallas Williams appear at the Atrium Mall in Newton modeling the team’s new look, including solid red socks. The Red Sox socks have had very little red in recent years and haven’t been completely red for over fifty years.

2005      The much-heralded Sammy Sosa trade to the Orioles is finalized when commissioner Bud Selig approves the deal, and the 36 year-old slugger passes a physical. The Cubs exchange ‘Slammin’ Sammy’ for second baseman Jerry Hairston Jr. and two minor-leaguers, and agree to pay Baltimore $16.15 million of the remaining $25 million left on a $72 million, four-year contract signed in 2003.

2008      Filling a tall order, the Nationals avoid arbitration with Jon Rauch, signing the 6′ 11″ pitcher to a $3.2 million, two-year deal. The right-handed reliever, who led the big leagues with 88 appearances, compiled an 8-4 record with four saves while posting a 3.61 ERA in 87 1-3 innings of work.

2009      According to a report in The Sports Business Journal, MLB tax documents for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2007, show Bud Selig receiving a salary of $18.35 million. The compensation package, if correctly stated, would make the commissioner better paid than most of the superstars in the game at the time, except for Jason Giambi, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, and Roger Clemens, all of whom were on the Yankees’ payroll.

2011      Alexei Ramirez and the White Sox agree to a four-year, $32.5 million contract extension and a $10 million team option for an additional year. Earlier in the off-season, the Pale Hose picked up his option for 2011, coming to terms with the 29 year-old good-hitting shortstop with a base salary of $2.75 million.

2017      Roy Halladay, who posted a 148-76 (.661) record during his dozen seasons with the Toronto Blue Jays, and Vladimir Guerrero, a four-time all-star while playing for the Montreal Expos during the first eight years of his career, have been elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. Other inductees for the June 24th ceremony include past Baseball Canada president Ray Carter, the 2015 Canadian men’s team that won gold at the Pan-Am Games, and Little League umpire Doug Hudlin, a Victoria, British Columbia native who will be inducted posthumously.

 

SPORTS BIRTHDAY’S

1851 – Birth of Lord Harris; cricket player (four Tests for England MCC big-wig).

1895 – Birth of Izak Buys; cricket player (one Test for South Africa 1922, 0 and 4, 0-52).

1899 – Birth of Forrest “Red” DeBernardi; basketball hall of famer (elected 1961).

1908 – Birth of Oddbjörn Hagen in Norway; cross country jumper (Olympics-gold-1936).

1918 – Birth of Helen Stephens; US 100 metre dash (Olympics-gold-1936).

1920 – Birth of Stan Ockers; Belgian bicyclist (Tour de France 1955, 1956).

1926 – Birth of Arthur Arfons; auto racer/designer (Green Monster 1964-536.71 MPH).

1928 – Birth of C V Gadkari; cricket player (Indian batsman in six Tests 1953-55).

1932 – Birth of J P “Pom-Pom” Felloes-Smith; cricket player (South Africa batsman versus England 1960).

1932 – Birth of Maria Itkina in USSR; sprinter (nine world records).

1936 – Birth of Robert Simpson; Australian cricket player/manager (great Australian batsman/captain/coach/slip).

1939 – Birth of Deszö Nowak in Hungary; soccer player (Olympics-gold-1964, 1968).

1940 – Birth of Fran Tarkenton in Richmond, Virginia, USA; NFL quarterback (New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings).

1941 – Birth of Carol Mann in Buffalo, New York, USA; golfer (LPGA Hall of Fame 1977, 1965 US Open).

1941 – Birth of Gary Bartlett; cricket pace bowler (New Zealand in ten Tests in the 1960s).

1945 – Birth of Bob Griese; NFL quarterback (Miami Dolphins, 1971 Player of Year).

1947 – Birth of Joe Coleman; baseball pitcher (Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers).

1951 – Birth of Felipe Munoz in México; 200 metre backstroke swimmer (Olympics-gold-1968).

1952 – Birth of Fred Lynn in Chicago, Illinois, USA; baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, California Angels, Baltimore Orioles).

1959 – Birth of Molly Killingbeck in Jamaica; 4X400 metre relayer (Olympics-silver-1984).

1962 – Birth of Joe Handle; US baseball pitcher (Florida Marlins).

1965 – Birth of Dorcas Wonsavage in Madison, Wisconsin, USA; cross country skier (Olympics-1994).

1966 – Birth of Danny Morrison; cricket pace bowler (New Zealand since 1987).

1966 – Birth of Sean Patrick Wade in Houston, Texas, USA; New Zealand marathon runner (Olympics-1996).

1967 – Birth of Aurelio Vidmar; soccer player (Standard Luik, Feyenoord).

1967 – Birth of Jason Morris in Scotia, New York, USA; half-middleweight judoka (Olympics-silver-1992, 1996).

1967 – Birth of Natalie Hunter; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; canoeist (Olympics-1996).

1968 – Birth of Frantisek Kucera in Prague, Czechoslovakia; NHL defenseman (Vancouver Canucks, Olympics-gold-1998).

1968 – Birth of Leroy Thompson; NFL running back (Kansas City Chiefs).

1968 – Birth of Vlade Divac in Yugoslavia; NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Lakers).

1969 – Birth of Casey Weldon; NFL quarterback (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

1969 – Birth of Jeff Christy; NFL center (Minnesota Vikings).

1969 – Birth of Robert Pack; NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Dallas Mavericks).

1969 – Birth of Terry Bradshaw; US baseball outfielder (Saint Louis Cardinals).

1970 – Birth of Alonza Barnett; WLAF safety (Amsterdam Admirals).

1970 – Birth of Eric Curry; NFL defensive end (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

1970 – Birth of Jason Muzzatti in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; NHL goalie (Hartford Whalers).

1970 – Birth of Keith Carney in Providence, Rhode Island, USA; NHL defenseman (Chicago Blackhawks, Team US).

1971 – Birth of Eric Owens in Danville, Virginia, USA; outfielder (Cincinnati Reds).

1971 – Birth of Marcus Buckley; NFL linebacker (New York Giants).

1971 – Birth of Roman Cechmanek; NHL goaltender (Team Czechoslovakia Olympics-gold-1998).

1971 – Birth of Sean Dawkins; NFL wide receiver (Indianapolis Colts).

1972 – Birth of Jermaine Smith; NFL defensive tackle (Green Bay Packers-Superbowl 31).

1972 – Birth of Keith Elias; NFL running back (New York Giants).

1972 – Birth of Tyrone Poole; NFL cornerback (Carolina Panthers).

1973 – Birth of Jim Campbell in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA; NHL center (Anaheim Mighty Ducks).

1973 – Birth of Kyle Richardson; WLAF punter (Rhein Fire).

1976 – Birth of Dwayne Rudd; linebacker (Minnesota Vikings).

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 38 13 .745 22-4 16-9 9-1 26-7 9-1 3 W
Toronto 37 16 .698 2.0 21-5 16-11 5-4 22-10 6-4 1 L
Philadelphia 34 19 .642 5.0 21-5 13-14 5-6 20-13 7-3 1 L
Indiana 33 19 .635 5.5 18-7 15-12 7-2 25-10 5-5 1 W
Boston 33 19 .635 5.5 21-6 12-13 9-3 24-10 8-2 3 W
Brooklyn 28 26 .519 11.5 16-11 12-15 7-5 20-14 7-3 2 L
Charlotte 26 26 .500 12.5 19-8 7-18 6-2 19-15 7-3 2 W
Miami 24 27 .471 14.0 11-16 13-11 3-8 14-19 3-7 3 L

Detroit 22 29 .431 16.0 14-13 8-16 4-5 14-18 4-6 1 L
10 Washington 22 30 .423 16.5 16-10 6-20 6-4 15-19 5-5 1 L
11 Orlando 22 31 .415 17.0 14-15 8-16 4-5 16-15 3-7 2 W
12 Atlanta 17 35 .327 21.5 8-13 9-22 5-5 11-23 4-6 1 W
13 Chicago 12 41 .226 27.0 5-20 7-21 3-8 9-23 2-8 1 L
14 Cleveland 11 42 .208 28.0 6-20 5-22 2-9 9-25 3-7 1 L
15 New York 10 41 .196 28.0 4-19 6-22 2-10 6-29 0-10 12 L
Western Conference
W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Denver 37 15 .712 23-4 14-11 7-1 23-10 8-2 6 W
Golden State 37 15 .712 19-7 18-8 9-2 22-10 9-1 1 W
Oklahoma City 33 18 .647 3.5 17-7 16-11 4-4 18-14 8-2 7 W
Portland 32 20 .615 5.0 22-7 10-13 4-7 18-17 7-3 3 W
San Antonio 32 22 .593 6.0 22-7 10-15 7-5 23-15 7-3 5 W
Houston 30 22 .577 7.0 19-8 11-14 6-5 18-14 6-4 1 W
Utah 30 24 .556 8.0 16-10 14-14 5-6 17-15 7-3 1 L
LA Clippers 29 24 .547 8.5 15-12 14-12 8-3 19-17 5-5 1 W

Sacramento 27 25 .519 10.0 16-10 11-15 2-9 14-19 6-4 2 W
10 LA Lakers 27 26 .509 10.5 16-12 11-14 7-4 19-18 4-6 1 L
11 Minnesota 25 27 .481 12.0 17-10 8-17 4-6 15-20 5-5 1 L
12 Dallas 24 28 .462 13.0 18-7 6-21 3-5 13-19 4-6 1 W
13 New Orleans 23 30 .434 14.5 15-9 8-21 7-6 14-20 3-7 2 L
14 Memphis 20 33 .377 17.5 12-14 8-19 4-6 13-19 1-9 3 L
15 Phoenix 11 43 .204 27.0 7-20 4-23 1-9 7-26 0-10 10 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Tampa Bay Lightning 52 39 11 2 80 35 205 146 20-5-0 19-6-2 7-3-0
New York Islanders 51 30 15 6 66 28 151 125 15-7-4 15-8-2 7-1-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 51 31 17 3 65 31 179 145 15-11-1 16-6-2 4-5-1
Washington Capitals 51 28 17 6 62 25 175 165 14-8-4 14-9-2 3-5-2
Pittsburgh Penguins 52 28 18 6 62 27 183 160 15-9-2 13-9-4 5-5-0
Montreal Canadiens 52 28 18 6 62 26 156 152 14-10-3 14-8-3 6-3-1
Boston Bruins 51 27 17 7 61 26 148 135 17-7-3 10-10-4 4-3-3
Columbus Blue Jackets 51 28 20 3 59 28 163 159 14-11-2 14-9-1 4-6-0

Carolina Hurricanes 51 25 20 6 56 24 145 151 14-8-4 11-12-2 6-3-1
10 Buffalo Sabres 51 25 20 6 56 22 148 156 14-7-3 11-13-3 3-7-0
11 Philadelphia Flyers 52 23 23 6 52 21 151 176 12-10-3 11-13-3 8-2-0
12 New York Rangers 51 22 22 7 51 17 145 171 13-8-5 9-14-2 5-5-0
13 Florida Panthers 50 21 21 8 50 19 156 175 11-7-5 10-14-3 4-5-1
14 Detroit Red Wings 53 21 25 7 49 19 150 174 11-12-4 10-13-3 5-5-0
15 New Jersey Devils 51 20 24 7 47 19 152 173 13-7-4 7-17-3 4-6-0
16 Ottawa Senators 52 19 28 5 43 19 159 194 12-11-4 7-17-1 4-6-0
Western Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Calgary Flames 52 33 14 5 71 33 193 149 17-4-5 16-10-0 8-1-1
Winnipeg Jets 52 34 16 2 70 32 185 146 20-6-2 14-10-0 7-3-0
San Jose Sharks 53 30 16 7 67 30 190 169 18-4-4 12-12-3 7-3-0
Nashville Predators 54 31 19 4 66 30 166 139 16-10-0 15-9-4 5-4-1
Vegas Golden Knights 54 29 21 4 62 28 160 148 16-6-3 13-15-1 4-6-0
Dallas Stars 52 27 21 4 58 27 133 130 17-8-2 10-13-2 5-5-0
Minnesota Wild 52 26 22 4 56 25 146 149 13-9-4 13-13-0 5-4-1
Vancouver Canucks 52 24 22 6 54 23 152 162 12-10-3 12-12-3 5-3-2

Colorado Avalanche 51 22 21 8 52 22 170 167 10-9-5 12-12-3 3-7-0
10 St. Louis Blues 50 23 22 5 51 23 143 151 12-13-2 11-9-3 6-3-1
11 Arizona Coyotes 51 23 23 5 51 21 134 145 9-12-3 14-11-2 6-2-2
12 Anaheim Ducks 52 21 22 9 51 18 123 162 10-8-8 11-14-1 2-6-2
13 Edmonton Oilers 51 23 24 4 50 20 148 168 12-13-1 11-11-3 4-5-1
14 Chicago Blackhawks 53 20 24 9 49 19 167 196 10-10-6 10-14-3 5-3-2
15 Los Angeles Kings 51 20 27 4 44 19 116 154 12-13-1 8-14-3 4-5-1

 

BIG 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL

Big Ten
Conference Overall vs
W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt Top 25
Michigan 9-2 .818 6-0 3-2 20-2 .909 14-0 4-2 2-0 4-0
Michigan State 9-2 .818 4-1 5-1 18-4 .818 10-1 6-2 2-1 5-1
17 Purdue 8-2 .800 5-0 3-2 15-6 .714 10-0 3-4 2-2 4-4
24 Wisconsin 8-3 .727 4-2 4-1 16-6 .727 9-2 5-3 2-1 3-2
21 Maryland 8-4 .667 5-0 3-3 17-6 .739 12-2 4-3 1-1 2-3
Minnesota 6-4 .600 5-1 1-3 16-5 .762 11-1 1-4 4-0 3-2
Iowa 6-5 .545 4-2 2-3 17-5 .773 12-2 2-3 3-0 4-3
Ohio State 4-6 .400 2-3 2-3 14-7 .667 9-4 4-3 1-0 0-3
Indiana 4-7 .364 2-2 2-5 13-9 .591 10-2 2-7 1-0 2-3
Rutgers 4-7 .364 3-3 1-4 11-10 .524 9-4 2-6 0-0 1-2
Northwestern 3-7 .300 2-2 1-5 12-9 .571 9-3 1-5 2-1 0-4
Nebraska 3-8 .273 2-3 1-5 13-9 .591 9-3 2-5 2-1 1-3
Illinois 3-8 .273 2-3 0-5 7-15 .318 6-5 0-6 1-4 1-5
Penn State 0-10 .000 0-6 0-4 7-14 .333 5-6 1-6 1-2 1-6

 

BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Big Ten
Conference Overall vs
W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt Top 25
17 Rutgers 9-1 .900 5-0 4-1 17-4 .810 11-0 5-2 1-2 2-1
11 Maryland 8-2 .800 4-1 4-1 19-2 .905 10-1 7-1 2-0 1-1
13 Iowa 7-3 .700 5-0 2-3 16-5 .762 11-0 4-4 1-1 3-2
Purdue 6-4 .600 4-1 2-3 15-8 .652 11-2 3-4 1-2 3-4
Northwestern 6-4 .600 3-2 3-2 13-8 .619 7-4 5-3 1-1 3-2
22 Michigan State 5-4 .556 4-0 1-4 15-5 .750 11-0 3-4 1-1 4-2
Indiana 5-5 .500 3-2 2-3 16-6 .727 9-2 5-3 2-1 1-2
Nebraska 5-5 .500 2-3 3-2 10-11 .476 6-4 3-7 1-0 1-4
Ohio State 5-5 .500 3-2 2-3 9-10 .474 7-3 2-5 0-2 2-4
Michigan 4-6 .400 4-1 0-5 13-9 .591 9-1 2-7 2-1 3-6
Penn State 3-6 .333 2-3 1-3 10-10 .500 8-6 2-4 0-0 0-4
Minnesota 3-7 .300 1-4 2-3 14-7 .667 10-4 4-3 0-0 1-2
Wisconsin 2-8 .200 2-3 0-5 11-11 .500 8-4 1-6 2-1 0-5
Illinois 1-9 .100 0-5 1-4 9-12 .429 7-6 2-5 0-1 1-2