BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – NCC/AREA
Kankakee Valley 68 Lafayette Jeff 64
Fishers 59 Indianapolis Tech 55
National Trail 56 Miami East 33
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – NCC/AREA
Connersville 58 Richmond 35
Harrison 66 Guerin Catholic 14
Zionsville 55 McCutcheon 45
Marion 57 Mississinewa 44
Mississinawa Valley 54 Union Modoc 13
Northeastern 39 Tri 35
The Lady Knights earned a win on the road to an extremely physical Tri
team. Down by two going into the half, the Lady Knights were able to rally
together in the third quarter to give them their biggest advantage in the
game. Scoring for the Lady Knights were Willow Runyon with 10 points,
Aunika Railsback and Emma Wright with 9 points, Jenna McFarland with 7
points, and Kenzie Chasteen with 4 points. Morgan Benjamin played an
aggressive game on the boards, and Kelli Drake was able to get a steal to
clinch the win. The Lady Knights are now 13-5 and play at home in the
girl/boy double header Saturday, January 12th against Knightstown. The
Varsity Lady Knights will tip-off around 6pm after the JV boys play.
Shenandoah 52 Centerville 38
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#1 Duke 87 Wake Forest 65
#3 Tennessee 87 Missouri 63
#6 Michigan State 77 Purdue 59
#8 Texas Tech 66 #23 Oklahoma 59
#12 North Carolina 90 #15 North Carolina State 82
South Carolina 87 #14 Mississippi State 82 OT
#18 Kentucky 85 Texas A&M 74
#19 Buffalo 110 Toledo 80
Baylor 73 #20 Iowa State 70
Villanova 76 #24 St. John 71
IU East 107 Point Park 56
Maryland 82 Minnesota 67
Missouri State 72 Indiana State 57
Evansville 67 Loyola Chicago 48
Valparaiso 61 Bradley 50
Eastern Michigan 84 Ball State 82 2OT
Bowling Green 82 Ohio 63
Central Michigan 88 Akron 86 OT
Kent State 88 Western Michigan 73
Northern Illinois 83 Miami Ohio 70
Oklahoma State 61 Texas 58
LSU 88 Alabama 79
Colorado State 87 Air Force 64
Illinois State 70 Northern Iowa 69
UNLV 80 New Mexico 69
San Diego State 84 Wyoming 54
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
#9 Maryland 81 Nebraska 63
IU East 64 Point Park 62
Michigan 79 Northwestern 78 OT
Indiana 123 Cleveland 115
Philadelphia 132 Washington 115
Denver 103 Miami 99
Toronto 104 Atlanta 101
Minnesota 119 Oklahoma City 117
Phoenix 115 Sacramento 111
Golden State 122 New York 95
LA Clippers 128 Charlotte 109
Boston 4 Minnesota 0
Buffalo 5 New Jersey 1
Carolina 4 NY Islanders 3
Pittsburgh 5 Florida 1
Washington 5 Philadelphia 3
Montréal 3 Detroit 2
Tampa Bay 4 Columbus 0
Dallas 3 St. Louis 1
Winnipeg 7 Colorado 4
Vegas 4 NY Rangers 2
San Jose 7 Edmonton 2
INDIANA BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL POLLS
1 Warren Central
3 Floyd Central
5 Lawrence Central
7 Elkhart Memorial
8 Center Grove
1 Mishawaka Marian
5 Culver Academy
6 Silver Creek
7 Indianapolis Attucks
8 Heritage Hill
5 Linton Stockton
6 Evansville Mater Dei
8 Indianapolis Howe
9 North Davies
10 Crawford County
1 Fort Wayne Blackhawk
4 Barr Reeve
5 Lafayette Central Catholic
6 Morgan Township
7 Covenant Christian
9 Oldenburg Academy
IU EAST BASKETBALL ROUND-UP
IU EAST RELEASE
RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s basketball team was able to
control the tempo as the Red Wolves came back to post a 64-62 victory over Point
Park University on Jan. 8.
IU East trailed by double digits in the third quarter of the Rivers States
Conference affair before putting together a rally late in the contest.
IU East is 7-11 overall and moved into a tie for first place in the River States
Conference East Division with a 5-1 league record. Point Park is 6-12 overall and
2-5 in the league.
IU East had three players in double figures. Amanda Worland, Elizabeth Philpot and
Destiny Jackson all had 10 points. Worland also collected 11 rebounds for the game.
IU East travels to Pittsburgh to face River States Conference East Division opponent
Carlow University on Jan. 12. Tipoff is at 1 p.m. in the first game of a
RICHMOND, Ind. – It didn’t take long for the Indiana University East men’s
basketball team to take control as the Red Wolves posted a 107-56 victory over Point
Park University on Jan. 8.
The Red Wolves grabbed an early lead in the River States Conference affair on Lingle
Court and went on to a 53-24 advantage by the intermission.
NAIA Division II No. 17 IU East is 13-6 overall and tied for first place in the
River States Conference East Division with a 5-1 league record. Point Park is 5-10
overall and 2-5 in the league.
Six players reached double figures for the Red Wolves, led by Nate Niehoff with 22
points and 17 rebounds. Bishop Smith (19), Brady Smith (17), Jaylen McKay and
Garrett Silcott (11 each), and Aaron Thomas (10 points and 10 rebounds) rounded out
the balanced scoring attack.
IU East travels to Pittsburgh to face River States Conference East Division opponent
Carlow University on Jan. 12. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. in the second game of a
BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL THIS WEEK
- The upcoming week features another busy slate of Big Ten women’s basketball, including seven games that will be televised live on linear networks (six on BTN, as well as next Monday’s Iowa-Minnesota game on ESPN2) and the remainder airing live on BTN Plus. All BTN and BTN Plus games can also be seen on BTN’s digital extension, BTN2Go, and the FOX Sports app, while all games on the ESPN family of networks are also available on WatchESPN and the ESPN app. • As of Tuesday, the Big Ten ranked No. 4 in the NCAA RPI (Ratings Percentage Index). In addition, 10 Big Ten schools are among the top 80 in the NCAA team RPI rankings, including three in the top 25 and five in the top 50. Indiana leads the group at No. 12, followed by No. 14 Iowa and No. 21 Rutgers. Michigan State is next at No. 28, with Maryland at No. 36, Minnesota at No. 71, Northwestern at No. 72, Purdue at No. 75, Nebraska at No. 78 and Michigan at No. 79. • Seven Big Ten schools are ranked or receiving votes in the latest Associated Press or USA Today/ Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Top 25 polls, led by No. 9/9 Maryland. Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State are also ranked in both polls, with the Hawkeyes at No. 17/17, the Golden Gophers at No. 18/20 and the Spartans at No. 23/24. Indiana is No. 25 in this week’s AP poll, while Rutgers is receiving votes in both polls and Michigan is earning votes in the coaches’ balloting. • Indiana is ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the fifth time in program history and first since the opening two polls of the 2016-17 season, when the Hoosiers were No. 23. Meanwhile, Rutgers becomes the 12th different Big Ten school to be ranked or receiving votes in one or both polls for at least one week this season. • At 14-1, Indiana has matched the best start in its NCAA era (1981-82 to present) and second-best in school history, duplicating its 15-game record in 1972-73, 1974-75 and 2013-14 (the Hoosiers opened with a 15-0 record in their inaugural season of 1971-72). Indiana is also off to a 3-0 start in Big Ten play for the first time since the 2008-09 season. • Illinois and Indiana both picked up their first wins of the season over Top 25 teams on Sunday. The Fighting Illini won 66-62 at No. 12/13 Minnesota (the highest-ranked opponent Illinois has defeated since Nov. 27, 2014, a 77-71 win over No. 9/9 Kentucky) and the Hoosiers edged No. 15/17 Michigan State, 68-64 in Bloomington (Indiana’s first win over a top-15 opponent since Jan. 31, 2010, when it downed No. 4/6 Ohio State, 67-62). Ten of the 14 Big Ten schools have now earned at least one Top 25 victory this season, including four with multiple wins over ranked opponents (Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern). • Illinois’ win at Minnesota on Sunday was the first Big Ten win for the Fighting Illini since Jan. 15, 2017, when they earned a 79-59 win at home over Nebraska. Prior to Sunday, Illinois’ last road win in conference play came on Feb. 17, 2016, a 76-56 victory at Wisconsin. • Both Wisconsin (10-6) and Illinois (9-5) have already exceeded or matched their win totals from last year. The Badgers have their most wins in a season since 2013-14 (10-19 record), while the Fighting Illini have tied their final win marks from each of the past three seasons. • Maryland head coach Brenda Frese is on the verge of a coaching milestone, needing one victory to reach the 500-win mark for her career. She would be the fifth active Big Ten coach to record 500 career coaching wins, joining Rutgers’ C. Vivian Stringer (1,008), Illinois’ Nancy Fahey (755), Iowa’s Lisa Bluder (734) and Northwestern’s Joe McKeown (679). Frese has posted a 499-150 (.769) record in 20 seasons as a collegiate coach, including a 442-120 (.786) record in her 17th year at Maryland.
Boilermakers Falter Late at No. 6 Michigan State 77-59
EAST LANSING, Mich. – Carsen Edwards was 3-of-16 shooting.
Ryan Cline was 4-of-12 shooting.
And on it went all night for Purdue, which shot only 31 percent overall and 22 percent from 3-point range in seeing its three-game winning streak end in a 77-59 loss at Michigan State.
With the shots clanging, the Boilermakers had little chance to win in one of the toughest environments in the Big Ten vs. one of the best teams in the nation. No shame in that for a Purdue team that was outmatched vs. a big and physical Spartan club.
Credit Michigan State, which is famous for playing tough, hard-nosed defense under Tom Izzo. That was on display all night, as the No. 6 Spartans (14-2 overall; 5-0 Big Ten) frustrated Purdue (9-6 overall; 2-2 Big Ten) into often taking poor shots from long range. Points and drives in the paint were rare vs. the MSU front. Bottom line: There was little to no flow to the Boilermaker offense.
Edwards endured perhaps his worst game of the season, finishing with a season-low 11 points and a team-high four turnovers. The junior was only 2-of-13 from 3-point range. The fewest points he had scored in a game this season were 19 points (twice). He entered the game averaging a Big Ten-high 25.5 points.
One player who did excel: freshman Trevion Williams. The big fella continues to develop,working well tonight vs. a tough and physical MSU front line led by Nick Ward. Williams, playing back in the state where he played prep ball, finished with a double-double, tallying 13 points with 12 rebounds—both game highs for Purdue and career highs for Williams. Purdue needed that production with second-leading scorer Cline finishing with just 12 points and going 4-of-10 from 3-point land.
Purdue succumbed to Michigan State’s defensive pressure throughout the game. The Boilermakers found driving lanes to the basket squeezed. And too often, Purdue’s offense amounted to way-too-far-out 3-point attempts (7-of-31). When the Boilermakers hit the locker room at halftime, they trailed, 39-26, shooting just 31 percent in the opening 20 minutes. That set the tone for what was a methodical game and classic grind-it-out Michigan State win, as the Spartans outscored Purdue 34-24 in the paint.
Things won’t get easier for the Boilermakers when they play at Wisconsin on Friday at 9 p.m. ET.
Pacers send Cavaliers to 10th straight loss 123-115
The Indiana Pacers found plenty to be displeased about after a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Pacers were upset that they had to make several plays in the closing minutes to hold off Cleveland 123-115 and send the Cavaliers to their 10th straight loss.
Indiana led 38-14 late in the first quarter and was ahead by 23 points in the third against the team with the worst record in the league. But the game got close down the stretch.
“We’ve got to be better than that – and we know it,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan. “We got off to a really good start, then in the second half, we played the scoreboard.”
Thaddeus Young scored 26 points and Bojan Bogdanovic had 23. The Pacers needed baskets by Young and Victor Oladipo, who had 17 points, to close out the win.
Cleveland (8-33) suffered another blow when forward Larry Nance Jr. hurt his right knee in the first quarter and didn’t return. Nance will travel with the team to New Orleans, where the Cavs begin a six-game trip Wednesday, and be re-evaluated.
Domantas Sabonis had 15 points for the Pacers, who have won seven of eight.
Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points for Cleveland, which trailed 87-64 in the third quarter before cutting the lead to five several times in the fourth.
Bruce Arians comes out of retirement to coach Buccaneers
Bruce Arians is the latest coach entrusted to transform the struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers into winners.
The 66-year-old came out of a one-year retirement Tuesday to fill the team’s fifth coaching vacancy in a decade.
Arians replaces Dirk Koetter, who was dismissed Dec. 30 after leading the Bucs to 19 wins and no playoffs berths over the past three seasons.
Arians coached the Arizona Cardinals for five years, stepping down after the 2017 season with a 50-32-1 record that included one division title, two playoff berths, three seasons with double-digit wins and one NFC championship game appearance.
“Bruce Arians is one of the NFL’s most well-respected coaches over the past two decades and we are excited to have him leading our team,” Bucs owner/co-chairman Bryan Glazer said in a statement.
“Throughout this process, we focused on finding the right coach with a proven ability to elevate our players and lead our team forward,” Glazer added. “Bruce has played a large role in the development and career success of some of our league’s best players and we look forward to seeing him continue that work here with our franchise.”
The Bucs, who’ve finished last in the NFC South seven of the past eight seasons, haven’t made the playoffs since 2007 – the second-longest drought in the league. They haven’t won a postseason game since their 2002 Super Bowl run under Jon Gruden.
Gruden was fired 10 years ago this month.
Cardinals hire ex-Texas Tech coach Kingsbury
The Arizona Cardinals have hired former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury as their head coach, a move aimed at providing guidance for young quarterback Josh Rosen and resuscitating the worst offense in the NFL.
The Cardinals announced the hiring Tuesday after a long interview earlier in the day, saying Kingsbury had agreed to terms on a four-year contract with a team option for a fifth. He was to be introduced at a news conference at the team’s training facility in Tempe on Wednesday.
Kingsbury was fired after going 35-40 in six seasons at Texas Tech, but his teams were known for their high-scoring performances. His prized pupil in those days was current Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Tuesday’s hiring came barely a month after Kingsbury was hired as offensive coordinator at USC.
Kingsbury, also a former offensive coordinator at Texas A&M where he worked with Johnny Manziel, replaces Steve Wilks, who was fired after going an NFL-worst 3-13 in his one season in Arizona.
That means Kingsbury will take over a team with the No. 1 overall draft pick, along with a bevy of other picks and lots of salary cap space.
After a one-year experiment with a defense-oriented coach in Wilks, Cardinals president Michael Bidwill acknowledged he got that hire wrong and vowed to get this one right. The Cardinals hope the hire can match the magic that happened when Sean McVay was hired by the Los Angeles Rams.
Arizona’s move is back to an offense-centered coach, a philosophy that worked well in the previous hire of Bruce Arians, who won 50 games in five seasons before retiring after the 2017 season. That retirement turned out to be short-lived: Arians was hired later Tuesday as coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Browns huddle in search for coach; Kitchens seen as favorite
One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling.
After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team’s search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet with anyone on Tuesday and could be evaluating their next move.
It’s possible they’ve already found Cleveland’s ninth coach since 1999 or Dorsey and Co. could be waiting to speak with assistants on teams still in the playoffs.
To this point, the Browns have met with interim coach Gregg Williams, offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, former Indianapolis and Detroit coach Jim Caldwell, Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, Saints tight ends coach Dan Campbell, Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Colts defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus.
Kitchens has emerged as a favorite along with Stefanski, who according to several reports is returning to the Browns’ facility in Berea, Ohio, for a second interview.
The Browns are not commenting on any interviews until they are completed.
Dorsey had been expected to meet with former Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy, but nothing has been scheduled. Dorsey and McCarthy spent seven years together working with the Packers, and by all accounts, the two men have a solid relationship.
McCarthy’s pedigree as a Super Bowl champion and his years working with Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers make him appealing. But he’s also interviewed with the Jets and could land in New York.
One coach no longer in the mix is New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who said Tuesday “the book is closed” on him interviewing for head coaching jobs.
Falcons bring back Koetter, Mularkey as offensive assistants
The Atlanta Falcons brought back two familiar names on Tuesday by hiring Dirk Koetter as offensive coordinator and Mike Mularkey to coach tight ends.
Koetter and Mularkey are joining coach Dan Quinn’s staff following stints as NFL head coaches.
Koetter returns to Atlanta following four seasons as Tampa Bay’s coach. Mularkey most recently spent two seasons as the Tennessee Titans’ coach, and also has been the head coach at Buffalo and Jacksonville.
Each has had previous success running the Atlanta offense with quarterback Matt Ryan. Mularkey was Ryan’s first offensive coordinator in 2008-11. Koetter directed the Falcons’ offense from 2012-14.
Quinn said he was “fired up” to have Koetter take over the offense.
“His experience and familiarity with our division will also pay dividends as we move forward,” Quinn said in a statement.
Koetter replaces Steve Sarkasian, who was fired following the Falcons’ 7-9 season. Quinn also fired defensive coordinator Marquand Manuel, special teams coordinator Keith Armstrong and tight ends coach Wade Harman. Quinn is taking over the defense.
Koetter was fired by Tampa Bay following a 5-11 finish this season, which ended with a 34-32 loss to the Falcons. He was promoted from offensive coordinator to head coach in January 2016. He led the Bucs to a 9-7 record that year before back-to-back 5-11 finishes.
Koetter continued to guide the Buccaneers’ offense as coach. Tampa Bay led the league with 294.4 yards passing per game during his three seasons.
Pats’ McDaniels: ‘Book is closed’ interviewing for open jobs
Josh McDaniels expects to be with the New England Patriots for at least another season.
The Patriots offensive coordinator said Tuesday that “the book is closed” on him interviewing for other open head coaching jobs and that he is committed to New England moving forward.
McDaniels said during a conference call that he was grateful for the opportunity to interview with Green Bay over the weekend, but that he is “completely focused” on the Patriots and preparing for their divisional playoff matchup with the Chargers. On Monday, Matt LaFleur accepted an offer to become the Packers next coach.
“It’s always a humbling experience to have an opportunity to interview with anybody for that position. I was thankful for the opportunity to meet with Green Bay,” McDaniels said.
“It always gives you greater insight into an organization and how they do things. It’s been very educational for me every time I’ve gone through it. And I’ve appreciated every single one of them.
“That was great, but no I’m completely focused on the Chargers and our season and finishing it strong and I’ll be here moving forward.”
McDaniels said he has not been in contact with the Cleveland Browns about their head coaching job.
Last offseason, McDaniels agreed to become the head coach in Indianapolis before changing his mind and returning to New England.
He said he wasn’t sure if that decision factored into teams’ willingness to approach him about coaching jobs this time around.
Williamson scores 30, No. 1 Duke routs Wake Forest 87-65
Nobody in college basketball attacks the rim quite like freshman sensation Zion Williamson does. His Duke teammates started doing it in the second half, and suddenly the top-ranked Blue Devils had yet another blowout victory.
Williamson scored a season-high 30 points with 10 rebounds, and Duke won its first road game of the season by beating Wake Forest 87-65 on Tuesday night.
RJ Barrett finished with 21 points and matched a season high with seven assists, and Cameron Reddish added 10 points during his best game in a month, helping the Blue Devils (13-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their eighth in a row.
The high-flying Williamson was 13 of 16 from the field with three 3-pointers – he entered with four all season – in surpassing the 28 points he scored in his debut against No. 2 Kentucky. While he was 3 of 4 from 3-point range, his teammates were a combined 4 of 19.
“Coach is always telling me to shoot the ball, and at first I was like, if it’s not falling, I’m really not going to shoot it,” Williamson said. “Even when I miss, they say, `Keep shooting. You can make it.’ … Even after I shot one over the rim, they were like, `Z, shoot another one,’ and I got it right back and made it. I think my confidence shooting 3s is getting a lot better.”
Duke pulled away in the second half, outscoring Wake Forest 45-31 and shooting 63 percent in the final 20 minutes while making 17 of 22 shots from inside the 3-point arc. The Blue Devils finished with 13 blocked shots while having none of theirs rejected and outscored Wake Forest 58-22 in the paint.
“Any time we rebounded defensively, we had a fast break,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “So there was going to be stuff in the lane, and when we didn’t (rebound on defense), they got second shots. When we get our transition going, we’re better. We’re just better. That’s an integral part of our game.”
Truck driver in Canada crash that killed 16 pleads guilty
The driver whose transport truck crashed into a hockey team bus in Canada, killing 16 people, pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges against him.
Thirteen others were injured when Jaskirat Singh Sidhu’s truck loaded with peat moss collided with the Humboldt Broncos hockey team bus in rural Saskatchewan in April.
The 30-year-old Sidhu pleaded guilty to 16 counts of dangerous driving causing death and 13 charges of dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
The Broncos were on their way to a playoff game in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
The case was adjourned until Jan. 28 for sentencing.
“His position to me was, `I just want to plead guilty. I don’t want you to plea bargain. I don’t want a trial,'” Sidhu’s lawyer, Mark Brayford, said outside court, his client beside him with his head down.
“Mr. Sidhu advised me: `I don’t want to make things any worse. I can’t make things any better, but I certainly don’t want to make them worse by having a trial.'”
Brayford said more evidence is still to be handed over to the defense, but his client wanted to plead guilty to avoid further delay.
“He wanted the families to know he is devastated by the grief he has caused them,” Brayford said. “He is overwhelmed by the expressions of sympathy and kindness that some of the families and players have expressed to him in spite of the fact that their grief is entirely his fault.”
The bus was travelling north on Highway 35 and the semi was westbound on Highway 335, which has a stop sign.
The maximum penalty for dangerous driving causing death is 14 years. It’s 10 years for dangerous driving causing bodily harm.
Yankees’ CC Sabathia cleared to resume baseball activities
Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia has been cleared to resume working out, including baseball activities.
The 38-year-old left-hander had a blockage in one artery to his heart and had a procedure Dec. 11 to insert a stent to clear the blockage.
Sabathia had a scheduled follow-up stress test Tuesday, according to the team, and was cleared to work out.
Yankees pitchers and catchers are scheduled to start spring training workouts on Feb. 14.
Sabathia is part of a projected rotation that includes Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton and J.A. Happ. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hopes to trade Sonny Gray, who struggled and was booed by Yankees fans, and said he would step up trade efforts after Sabathia was given a go-ahead.
Dignitaries, sports figures attend Trent funeral
Hundreds of dignitaries, sports figures and other people have attended the funeral for Purdue University superfan and cancer activist Tyler Trent.
In a sanctuary of an Indianapolis church featuring many items of sports memorabilia collected by Trent, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb read a message Monday evening from Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen. Holcomb said the state and the nation were inspired by Trent’s courage and bravery fighting the bone cancer that took his life Jan. 1.
Many speakers cited Trent’s deep faith. Purdue quarterback David Blough said Trent would want the evening “to be all about Jesus.”
Purdue football coach Jeff Brohm attended with many members of the Purdue football team wearing black jerseys.
The Boilermaker Special locomotive mascot was parked outside the church.
THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY: JANUARY 9, 1958
NEW YORK – “He’s merely wonderful.” That’s how one college coach described Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati University’s 19-year-old sophomore, who staged the greatest one-man show in Madison Square Garden basketball history tonight. No player, professional or amateur, ever had achieved so many points in a game as did Robertson in leading the Bearcats to a record-smashing 118-54 rout of Seton Hall.
The 56 points tallied by the 6-foot 5-inch star from Indianapolis set an individual scoring mark for the Eighth Avenue arena, where basketball has been played since 1934. Robertson left the game with 2 minutes 46 seconds remaining. He left with the cheers of 4,615 spectators ringing in his ears and with the knowledge that he had scored more points than the entire Seton Hall squad.
Coach George Smith’s Bearcats captured the fancy of the fans easily. They simply overpowered Honey Russell’s New Jersey Pirates and in doing so accounted for a college team scoring high at the Garden. Great as Robertson was, his Cincinnati quintet was hardly a one-man team. Connie Dierking was quite a performer. So were Ralph Davis, Wayne Stevens and Mike Mendenhall. Led by Robertson, the twice-beaten Bearcats averaged 56 per cent with their floor shots, making fifty of eighty-nine.
By half-time, when Cincinnati had soared to an incredible 58-20 advantage, virtually everyone in the Garden was singing the praises of the 196-pound Robertson, a smooth, stylish, sure-handed forward. With every move Robertson made it was obvious that he was the best collegian player seen here in many a season.
What made his performance all the more remarkable was the fact that he never attempted a shot from farther than twenty-five feet out and only three times did he do that, clicking each time. Most of the time, the lad drove in, hooked from the bucket, feinted his way in with lay-ups or tossed in short-range one-handers.
Robertson collected twenty-two field goals on thirty-two shots. He caged twelve straight fouls, grabbed fifteen rebounds and still found time to make a half-dozen assists. Against such an athlete, supported by so many strong Bearcats, Seton Hall never had a chance.
ALSO ON THIS DAY
1811 – First Women’s Golf Tournament is held.
1901 – New South Wales (918) defeats South Australia (157 and 156) in cricket by innings and 605 runs at Sydney in a Sheffield Shield match.
1903 – Baseball’s National and American Leagues of baseball make peace.
1903 – Frank Farrell and Bill Devery purchase American League Baltimore franchise for $18,000 and move it to New York City, New York (New York Yankees).
1942 – Joe Louis knocks out Buddy Baer in one round for heavyweight boxing title.
1951 – Washington Capitals NBA club folds.
1952 – Karel Sys wins European heavyweight boxing title.
1953 – Bevo Francis, Rio Grande College, scores 116 points in basketball game.
1954 – Bert Olmstead, Montreal Canadiens, ties NHL record of 8 points in game.
1961 – Minnesota Twins agree on US$500,000 payment to AA for Minneapolis/St Paul territory.
1962 – NFL prohibits grabbing of face masks.
1967 – The NFL New Orleans franchise takes the name “Saints”.
1968 – First ABA All-Star Game: East 126 beats West 120 at Indiana.
1972 – Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Burdine’s Golf Invitational.
1975 – Australia beat England by 171 runs in fourth Test to regain Ashes.
1976 – Bryan Trottier faila in fourth New York Islanders’ penalty shot.
1977 – Super Bowl XI: Oakland Raiders defeat Minnesota Vikings, 32-14, in Pasadena, California; Most Valuable Player: Fred Biletnikoff, Wide Receiver.
1979 – High-school basketball player Daryl Moreau makes 126th consecutive free throw.
1982 – Steve D’Innocenzo scores three hockey goals in 12 seconds in Massachusetts high school game.
1984 – Atlanta Braves’ pitcher Pascual Perez is arrested for cocaine possession.
1985 – Calgary Flames set NHL record 264th regular season game without being shut-out.
1986 – New York Islanders, greatest shutout margin (9-0) versus Pittsburgh Penguins.
1988 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Brian Boitano.
1989 – Johnny Bench and Carl Yastrzemski elected to Baseball Hall of Fame.
1990 – Boston Celtics worst-ever (6 points in second versus New Jersey Nets) and lose 87-78.
1990 – Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
1991 – Baseball officially bans Pete Rose from being elected to Hall of Fame.
1991 – Dean Smith of North Carolina is 6th to win 700 career coaching basketball games.
1993 – Franziska van Almsick swims world record 100 metre free style (53.33).
1998 – Boston Red Sox player Mo Vaughn pleads not guilty to drunken driving.
1998 – Hockey News selects Wayne Gretzky best NHL player ever.
2001 – The Cleveland Indians sign Juan Gonzalez to a one-year, US$10 million deal.
2002 – Billy Wagner signs a US$27 million deal with the Houston Astros.
2005 – Carlos Beltran becomes the tenth $100 million player in major league history as he agrees to seven-year deal for $119 million with the New York Mets.
1914 – Birth of Derek Allhusen in England; equestrian (Olympics-gold-1968).
1934 – Birth of Bart Starr; NFL quarterback/coach (Green Bay Packers).
1935 – Birth of Dick Enberg in Mount Clemens, Michigan, USA; sportscaster (Where’s Huddles).
1956 – Birth of David Smith; cricket player (England lefty batsman in two Tests versus West Indies 1986).
1959 – Birth of Otis Nixon; US baseball outfielder (Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers).
1960 – Birth of David Peoples in Augusta, Maine, USA; Nike golfer (1991 Buick Southern Open).
1960 – Birth of Lisa Walters in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada; LPGA golfer (Itoki Hawaiian-1992, 1993).
1964 – Birth of Stan Javier in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic; outfielder (Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants).
1965 – Birth of Atsuo Kudo; hockey defenseman (Team Japan 1998).
1965 – Birth of Carin Garbarra in East Orange, New Jersey, USA; soccer forward (Olympics-1996).
1965 – Birth of Cindy Brooks in East Hampton, Connecticut, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).
1965 – Birth of Darren Bennett; NFL punter (San Diego Chargers).
1965 – Birth of Georg Franz in Straubing, Germany; hockey forward (Team Germany, Landshut).
1965 – Birth of Vincent Brown; NFL inside linebacker (New England Patriots).
1965 – Birth of [Tyrone] Muggsy Bogues; NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets, San Francisco Warriors, Washington Bullets).
1966 – Birth of Jimmie Jones; defensive end/defensive tackle (Philadelphia Eagles).
1967 – Birth of Dave Mcllwain in Seaforth, Ontario, Canada; NHL center (Pittsburgh Penguins).
1967 – Birth of Jamie Huscroft in Creston, British Columbia, Canada; NHL defenseman (Calgary Flames).
1968 – Birth of Jimmy Adams; cricket player (prolific West Indian lefty bat since 1992).
1968 – Birth of Katie Anderson in Kingston, Jamaica; Canadian 100m hurdler (Olympics-7th-1992, 1996).
1968 – Birth of Mardi Lunn in Liverpool, Sydney, Australia; golfer (1991 Thailand Open).
1969 – Birth of Domingo Jean; Dominican/US baseball pitcher (Houston Astros).
1969 – Birth of Johanna Ikonen; ice hockey defenseman (Finland, Olympics-1998).
1970 – Birth of Graciela Schutt in El Paso, Texas, USA; WPVA volleyball player (Deerfield-25th-1995).
1971 – Birth of Bill Schroeder; NFL wide receiver (Green Bay Packers-Super Bowl XXXI).
1971 – Birth of Elizabeth Punsalan in Syracuse, New York, USA; dance skater (and Swallow, Olympics-15-1994).
1971 – Birth of Scott Thornton in London, Ontario, Canada; NHL left wing (Edmonton Oilers).
1972 – Birth of Eddie Mason; NFL linebacker (New York Jets).
1972 – Birth of Jay Powell in Meridian, Mississippi, USA; pitcher (Florida Marlins).
1973 – Birth of Aaron Holbert; US baseball infielder (Saint Louis Cardinals).
1973 – Birth of Ronald Hamming; soccer player (FC Groningen, Fortuna Sittard).
1974 – Birth of Craig Wishart; cricket player (Zimbabwe Test batsman versus South Africa 1995).
1974 – Birth of Jamain Stephens; NFL offensive tackle (Pittsburgh Steelers).
1975 – Birth of Justin Huish in Fountain Valley, California, USA; archer (Olympics-gold-1996).
1975 – Birth of Mariano Friedick in Tarzana, California, USA; pursuit cyclist (Olympics-1996).
1976 – Birth of Amy Safe; Australian rower (Olympics-1996).
1976 – Birth of Radek Bonk in Koprivnice, Czechoslovakia; NHL center (Ottawa Senators, Team Czechoslovakia).
1980 – Birth of Sergio García; Spanish golfer.
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 Toronto||31||12||.721||—||17-4||14-8||4-3||20-7||7-3||3 W|
|2 Milwaukee||28||11||.718||1.0||19-4||9-7||8-1||19-6||8-2||1 W|
|3 Indiana||27||13||.675||2.5||14-5||13-8||7-2||21-6||7-3||1 W|
|4 Philadelphia||27||14||.659||3.0||18-3||9-11||4-6||18-11||7-3||4 W|
|5 Boston||24||15||.615||5.0||14-5||10-10||6-2||16-7||6-4||3 W|
|6 Miami||19||20||.487||10.0||9-12||10-8||3-8||10-14||6-4||2 L|
|7 Brooklyn||20||22||.476||10.5||10-11||10-11||5-3||14-11||6-4||1 L|
|8 Charlotte||19||21||.475||10.5||14-8||5-13||6-2||17-12||4-6||1 L|
|9 Detroit||17||21||.447||11.5||11-10||6-11||4-4||12-16||3-7||2 L|
|10 Orlando||17||23||.425||12.5||10-11||7-12||3-4||12-10||3-7||3 L|
|11 Washington||16||25||.390||14.0||11-7||5-18||5-4||9-16||4-6||1 L|
|12 Atlanta||12||28||.300||17.5||7-10||5-18||5-4||9-19||5-5||1 L|
|13 Chicago||10||30||.250||19.5||5-16||5-14||2-7||7-18||3-7||4 L|
|14 New York||10||30||.250||19.5||4-12||6-18||2-7||6-22||1-9||1 L|
|15 Cleveland||8||33||.195||22.0||5-17||3-16||1-8||7-22||0-10||10 L|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 Denver||27||12||.692||—||16-3||11-9||5-0||16-7||7-3||1 W|
|2 Golden State||26||14||.650||1.5||15-6||11-8||6-2||16-10||6-4||1 W|
|3 Oklahoma City||25||15||.625||2.5||13-6||12-9||3-4||15-12||5-5||2 L|
|4 LA Clippers||24||16||.600||3.5||14-6||10-10||7-1||17-11||7-3||3 W|
|5 Houston||23||16||.590||4.0||14-5||9-11||5-4||15-12||8-2||1 W|
|6 San Antonio||24||17||.585||4.0||17-5||7-12||4-4||17-12||8-2||5 W|
|7 Portland||24||17||.585||4.0||16-7||8-10||2-5||14-14||6-4||2 W|
|8 LA Lakers||22||19||.537||6.0||13-8||9-11||5-2||16-13||4-6||1 W|
|9 Minnesota||20||21||.488||8.0||14-6||6-15||4-3||10-15||6-4||3 W|
|10 Utah||20||21||.488||8.0||8-8||12-13||2-4||12-12||6-4||1 L|
|11 Sacramento||20||21||.488||8.0||11-10||9-11||2-8||12-18||4-6||1 L|
|12 New Orleans||19||22||.463||9.0||14-6||5-16||5-4||11-13||4-6||2 W|
|13 Memphis||18||22||.450||9.5||10-9||8-13||3-4||12-14||2-8||6 L|
|14 Dallas||18||22||.450||9.5||15-4||3-18||3-4||10-17||3-7||3 L|
|15 Phoenix||10||32||.238||18.5||6-17||4-15||1-8||6-19||2-8||1 W|
|1 Tampa Bay Lightning||43||33||8||2||68||30||180||124||18-4-0||15-4-2||8-1-1|
|2 Washington Capitals||42||26||12||4||56||23||149||124||13-6-2||13-6-2||6-3-1|
|3 Toronto Maple Leafs||42||27||13||2||56||27||152||117||13-8-1||14-5-1||6-3-1|
|4 Boston Bruins||43||25||14||4||54||24||126||110||16-5-0||9-9-4||8-2-0|
|5 Pittsburgh Penguins||43||24||13||6||54||23||152||123||13-8-2||11-5-4||9-1-0|
|6 Columbus Blue Jackets||42||24||15||3||51||24||135||130||11-8-2||13-7-1||7-3-0|
|7 Buffalo Sabres||43||23||14||6||52||20||125||121||14-5-3||9-9-3||4-5-1|
|8 Montreal Canadiens||44||23||16||5||51||21||134||135||11-9-2||12-7-3||6-4-0|
|9 New York Islanders||41||23||14||4||50||21||124||111||10-6-3||13-8-1||8-2-0|
|10 Carolina Hurricanes||42||20||17||5||45||19||112||121||11-7-4||9-10-1||6-4-0|
|11 Florida Panthers||41||17||17||7||41||15||131||147||8-6-5||9-11-2||5-4-1|
|12 New York Rangers||42||17||18||7||41||12||116||145||11-5-5||6-13-2||3-5-2|
|13 New Jersey Devils||42||16||19||7||39||15||123||142||11-4-4||5-15-3||5-5-0|
|14 Detroit Red Wings||45||16||22||7||39||14||126||154||9-12-4||7-10-3||2-6-2|
|15 Philadelphia Flyers||43||15||22||6||36||13||119||156||7-10-3||8-12-3||1-7-2|
|16 Ottawa Senators||43||15||23||5||35||15||136||172||11-9-4||4-14-1||1-8-1|
|1 Calgary Flames||44||27||13||4||58||27||157||126||12-4-4||15-9-0||5-3-2|
|2 Winnipeg Jets||42||27||13||2||56||26||146||120||15-6-2||12-7-0||6-4-0|
|3 Vegas Golden Knights||46||27||15||4||58||26||140||121||15-3-3||12-12-1||8-0-2|
|4 San Jose Sharks||45||25||13||7||57||25||160||138||15-4-4||10-9-3||6-2-2|
|5 Nashville Predators||44||26||15||3||55||25||135||109||15-7-0||11-8-3||4-5-1|
|6 Dallas Stars||44||23||17||4||50||23||119||117||14-5-2||9-12-2||6-3-1|
|7 Colorado Avalanche||43||20||15||8||48||20||148||136||9-6-5||11-9-3||2-6-2|
|8 Minnesota Wild||42||21||18||3||45||21||119||118||10-7-3||11-11-0||4-5-1|
|9 Anaheim Ducks||43||19||17||7||45||16||104||127||10-6-7||9-11-0||2-6-2|
|10 Vancouver Canucks||45||20||21||4||44||19||128||143||9-9-1||11-12-3||5-5-0|
|11 Edmonton Oilers||43||20||20||3||43||19||120||138||10-9-1||10-11-2||2-8-0|
|12 Arizona Coyotes||42||18||21||3||39||16||108||118||8-12-2||10-9-1||4-5-1|
|13 Chicago Blackhawks||45||16||22||7||39||16||131||163||8-10-4||8-12-3||6-3-1|
|14 St. Louis Blues||41||17||20||4||38||17||114||132||10-13-2||7-7-2||5-5-0|
|15 Los Angeles Kings||44||17||24||3||37||16||99||130||10-12-1||7-12-2||6-4-0|
BIG 10 STANDINGS
|6 Michigan State||5-0||1.000||3-0||2-0||14-2||.875||9-0||3-1||2-1||3-1|
|16 Ohio State||2-1||.667||1-1||0-0||12-2||.857||8-2||2-0||2-0||0-1|