HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL-NCC/AREA

Richmond 77 Pendleton Heights 71 OT…Richmond wins 4th straight…Tytan Newton 28, Clevas Craig 15, Andrew Kroft 13, Ty Harris 10…Richmond shot 60% (28-47)…7-16 (3) 44%….Newton added 9 rebounds, Craig with 8 boards…RHS is now 9-7 on the season and will be off until January 31 vs. Harrison, 7:30 tip-off.

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL-NCC/AREA

Fort Wayne Northrop 58 Marion 57

Indianapolis Tindley 54   Indianapolis Tech 41

Monroe Central 59 Wapahani 49

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#6 Louisville 68 Georgia Tech 64

#7 Dayton 86 eight Bonaventure 60

#10 Seton Hall 73 Providence 64

#16 Auburn 80 South Carolina 67

#19 Iowa 85 #24 Rutgers 80

Tulsa 80 #20 Memphis 40

Defiance 99 Earlham 95 3OT

Xavier 66 Georgetown 57

Navy 60 Boston University 58 OT

Davidson 71 St. Louis 59

Drake 73 Evansville 50

Furman 101 Samford 78

Fordham 59 George Washington 54

Maryland Baltimore County 69 Hartford 60

George Mason 73 Massachusetts 63

Army 94 Lafayette 74

Vermont 59 Maine 57

American 93 Loyola Maryland 91 OT

Western Kentucky 64 Marshall 60

Marist 75 Manhattan 73 OT

Penn State 72 Michigan 63

Mercer 85 Western Carolina 79

Mississippi State 77 Arkansas 70

Syracuse 84 Notre Dame 82

Richmond 75 LaSalle 57

Rhode Island 77 Duquesne 55

Binghamton 83 Stony Brook 79

Cincinnati 89 Temple 82

Wofford 66 VMI 54

Chattanooga 92 Citadel 69

Albany 101 Massachusetts Lowell 75

Stephen F Austin 69 Northwestern State 62

Loyola Chicago 75 Indiana State 55

Bradley 75 Illinois State 63

Nicholls 91 Houston Baptist 83

Virginia Tech 79 North Carolina 77 2OT

SMU 84 E. Carolina 64

Texas A&M-CC 74 New Orleans 71

South Dakota State 78 North Dakota State 73

Sam Houston 82 Abilene Christian 76 OT

Creighton 83 DePaul 68

Southern Illinois 68 Northern Iowa 66

Pittsburgh 74 Boston College 72

Alabama 77 Vanderbilt 62

Cal State Fullerton 78 UC Davis 74

Long Beach State 63 UC Irvine 56

California Baptist 85 Chicago State 53

Cal State Northridge 83 Cal Santa Barbara 75

Nevada 86 UNLV 72

 

MEN’S COLLEGE TV SCHEDULE-THURSDAY

Thursday, Jan. 23

Radford at UNC Asheville | 6 p.m. | ESPN+

Minnesota at Ohio State | 6:30 p.m. | FS1

NJIT at Stetson | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

North Alabama at Kennesaw State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

South Carolina Upstate at Winthrop | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Delaware at Hofstra | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Green Bay at Cleveland State | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

IUPUI at Detroit Mercy | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Belmont at Murray State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

UIC at Oakland | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Milwaukee at Youngstown State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Gardner-Webb at High Point | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Liberty at North Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

FIU at Old Dominion | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Florida Atlantic at Charlotte | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Campbell at Hampton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Jacksonville at Lipscomb | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Presbyterian at Charleston Southern | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

South Alabama at Arkansas State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Purdue Fort Wayne at South Dakota | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Washington at Utah | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Southern Miss at UAB | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UTEP at Rice | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Denver at North Dakota | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

No. 11 Michigan State at Indiana | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

Tennessee State at Austin Peay | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

UT Martin at Eastern Illinois | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Eastern Kentucky at Jacksonville State | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

SE Missouri State at SIU-Edwardsville | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Morehead State at Tennessee Tech | 8:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Valparaiso at Missouri State | 8:30 p.m. | CBSSN

UConn at No. 25 Houston | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Seattle at Grand Canyon | 9 p.m. | ESPN3

Washington State at No. 23 Colorado | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Utah Valley at CSU Bakersfield | 10 p.m. | ESPN3

Cal Poly at UC Riverside | 10 p.m. | ESPN3

San Francisco at Saint Mary’s | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Southern California at No. 12 Oregon | 11 p.m. | ESPNU

UCLA at Oregon State | 11 p.m. | FS1

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 Baylor 66 TCU 57

Oklahoma State 57 #25 West Virginia 55

Maryland Baltimore County 61 Hartford 54

American 63 Loyola Maryland 44

VCU 61 UMass 46

San Jose State 89 New Mexico 85

St. Joseph’s 61 St. Bonaventure 60

Lafayette 57 Army 52

Holy Cross 74 Lehigh 57

Bucknell 66 Colgate 43

Maine 65 Vermont 47

Abilene 81 Sam Houston 73

Akron 70 Miami Ohio 62

Ball State 69 Buffalo 65

Cincinnati 85 Houston 66

Bowling Green 72 Western Michigan 63

Duquesne 84 George Mason 63

Central Michigan 89 Eastern Michigan 82

Dayton 66 George Washington 50

Navy 46 Boston University 41

UMass Lowell 53 Albany 51

Stony Brook 67 Binghamton 60

Iowa State 73 Kansas State 59

Southeast Louisiana 74 McNeese State 67

Stephen F Austin 89 Northwestern State 40

South Florida 56 Wichita State 50

Cal Baptist 80 Chicago State 65

UIW 67 Lamar 48

Nicholls 84 Houston Baptist 78

Purdue 76 Nebraska 68

Wisconsin 72 Minnesota 62

Texas 85 Kansas 77

Texas A&M – CC 83 New Orleans 53

Texas Tech 89 Oklahoma 84 OT

Wyoming 81 San Diego State 67

Utah State 53 Air Force 52

Fresno State 55 Colorado State 53

UNLV 66 Nevada 64

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Detroit 127 Sacramento 106

Oklahoma City 120 Orlando 114

Toronto 107 Philadelphia 95

Atlanta 102 LA Clippers 95

Boston 119 Memphis 95

Miami 134 Washington 129 OT

LA Lakers 100 New York 92

Chicago 117 Minnesota 110

Houston 121 Denver 105

Indiana 112 Phoenix 87

San Antonio 121 New Orleans 117

Utah 129 Golden State 96

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Columbus 4 Winnipeg 3

Minnesota 4 Detroit 2

 

Warren scores 25 points in Phoenix return, Pacers rout Suns

T.J. Warren‘s first game against his former team went about as well as possible. He scored a game-high 25 points, had three steals and played excellent defense against former teammate Devin Booker.

Most importantly, he won.

Warren was the star, Domantas Sabonis added 24 points and the Indiana Pacers rolled to a 112-87 victory over the Suns on Wednesday night.

“There were a lot of emotions but as soon as the ball went into the air it was time to play basketball,” Warren said. “That’s all I was focused on.”

Warren was playing his first game against the Suns after being traded from Phoenix to Indiana during the offseason. The sixth-year forward – who played his first five years with the Suns – shot 11 of 18 from the field.

The 6-foot-8 Warren was one of the Suns’ top scorers during his time in the desert, but the franchise struggled through five losing seasons. Things have been much different in Indiana, which looks like a lock for the playoffs with a 29-16 record and has won six of its last seven games.

“It’s a lot of fun,” Warren said. “Just coming into a family-oriented organization, continuing to build and get better with these guys. Everyone compliments each other, everybody gets along. It’s just great to be in an environment like that.”

Sabonis added 13 rebounds. The Pacers bounced back from a lopsided loss to Utah 118-88 two days ago and now have a six-game winning streak in the series against the Suns.

“I love the way we responded,” Pacers coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought we were solid for 48 minutes.”

Phoenix never led and trailed by 25 by midway through the third quarter. The Suns missed their first 11 shots from 3-point range before Elie Okobo hit one late in the third.

Kelly Oubre Jr. led Phoenix with 17 points and nine rebounds. Booker added 16 points. The Suns shot 30 of 84 (36%) from the field and were held under 90 points for just the second time this season.

 

Williamson’s 22 in debut not enough for Pelicans vs. Spurs

Zion Williamson scored the final point of his first NBA regular season game as a packed and standing crowd belted out chants of “M-V-P!”

Then the NBA’s No. 1 overall draft pick went to the bench – as mandated by medical staff – and watched the game slip away from the Pelicans while unheeded chants of, “We want Zion!” echoed around the Smoothie King Center.

Williamson capped his long-awaited NBA debut by scoring 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and stirring the crowd into a frenzy but the savvy and composed San Antonio Spurs weathered the surge for a 121-117 victory Wednesday night.

The celebrated rookie out of Duke, whose maiden regular season appearance was delayed three months by arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, said watching the final five minutes from the bench out of caution was “very hard.”

“I’m 19, honestly. In that moment, I’m not thinking about longevity,” Williamson continued. “I’m thinking about winning that game, so it was very tough.”

LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 20 points, and the San Antonio Spurs withstood Williamson’s late surge for a 121-117 victory over New Orleans on Wednesday night.

“The crowd got into it. We didn’t let it rattle us,” DeRozan said, adding that Williamson “went on a hell of a run.”

“It was great that we held our composure, executed when we needed to, and came up with stops when we needed to,” DeRozan added.

With Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sending double-teams at Williamson, the rookie struggled to find his shot during the first three quarters. When the fourth quarter began, he had just five points, four rebounds, an assist and four turnovers in a little less than 12 minutes.

But when the 6-foot-6, 285-pound Williamson found himself open for a straight-on 3 with about nine minutes to go, he let it fly and it went down, infusing the stadium with energy. He followed that up with a torrid three-minute stretch in which he laid in an alley-oop lob, put back a missed shot with a reverse layup and hit three more 3s.

 

Tatum scores 23 before injury, Celtics down Grizzlies 119-95

Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics’ savior multiple times this season when his teammates have struggled offensively.

He did it again to help key Boston’s rout of one of the league’s hottest teams.

Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury as the Celtics ran past the Memphis Grizzlies 119-95 on Wednesday night.

Daniel Theis had 14 points, and Enes Kanter finished with 13 points and eight rebounds to help Boston win its second straight. Memphis has lost two in a row since posting a season-high, seven-game win streak. It was the Celtics’ eighth straight win over the Grizzlies.

“I thought our guys really dug in on the defensive end of the floor,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said. “Then (Tatum) scored a bunch of buckets there in a row and pushed it out. Our other guys were struggling to get any real rhythm offensively. He kind of got us going. Then in the third quarter every one of those guys picked up where he left off.”

Jonas Valanciunas led Memphis with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. and Solomon Hill each added 13 points.

“That’s what their known for. We should have matched it better,” Jackson said. “They did some things differently. Credit to them for playing hard and playing feisty.”

Tatum limped to the locker room with a right groin strain with 4:43 left in the third. He returned to the bench at the start of fourth quarter with his right leg wrapped, but was still noticeably in pain and did not return.

But Boston didn’t need him, using an 22-3 run – capped by a 3-pointer by Gordon Hayward – to increase their 12-point halftime lead to 87-54. Kemba Walker, Hayward and Marcus Smart scored 18 of Boston’s first 20 points in the period. Boston was 6 of 7 from the 3-point line. It was the worst third quarter of the season for Memphis, which was outscored by 22 points.

The Celtics’ lead grew as high as 38 points in the fourth.

 

VanVleet scores 22 as Raptors top 76ers for 5th straight win

Already without star center Joel Embiid, the Philadelphia 76ers couldn’t overcome losing another starter to injury.

Pascal Siakam had 18 points and 15 rebounds, Fred VanVleet scored 22 and the Toronto Raptors beat the short-handed 76ers 107-95 on Wednesday night, extending their winning streak to five.

Philadelphia lost guard Josh Richardson when he strained his left hamstring while trying to make a steal four minutes into the first quarter. He did not return.

“He’s a big part of this team defensively and offensively, so we’re going to miss him for however long he’s out,” Sixers guard Ben Simmons said.

Richardson had scored 15 or more points in seven of the past eight games, He did not speak to reporters following the game, but the team said he will be re-evaluated Thursday. Richardson missed six games in late November and early December because of a right hamstring injury.

Embiid missed his eighth straight game after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left hand.

“We thought that our best opportunity to steal a win on the road without Jo and J-Rich was going to be to hunt some 3s and spread the thing around and play fast and share the ball,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “At the start of the game, in the first period, we did that quite well.”

Philadelphia connected on seven of 14 attempts from beyond the arc in the first, but just 11 of 32 the rest of the way. After making 14 field goals in the first, the Sixers had 18 in the final three quarters combined.

“Even with guys out we still had a chance to be in this game and get a win,” forward Tobias Harris said. “Give them credit, they did a really good job after the first quarter defending us.”

Norman Powell scored 18 points, Marc Gasol shot 7 for 7 and finished with 17 points, and Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka each scored 16 as the Raptors won their 15th straight at home against the 76ers.

 

Mavs’ fears confirmed with season-ending injury for Powell

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell will miss the rest of the season with a torn right Achilles tendon, a blow to a team contending for a playoff spot for the first time in four years.

The club confirmed Wednesday the diagnosis it had feared after Powell was injured in the first quarter of a 110-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Powell is exploring his options on surgery.

The 28-year-old Powell went down with a non-contact injury with 2:57 left in the first quarter Tuesday night. He was helped to the locker room while putting no weight on his right leg.

The injury came on the same night 7-foot-3 forward Kristaps Porzingis returned after missing 10 games because of a sore right knee. Powell averaged 13 points on 71% shooting in the games Porzingis missed and was proving to be an effective sidekick. They usually started together when healthy.

Powell, in his sixth season in the NBA, has averaged nearly 10 points and six rebounds a game in 39 previous games. He had increased his scoring average over each of his first five seasons.

Powell has played all but five of his 371 career games for the Mavericks, arriving from Boston in a five-player trade in December 2014 that also brought point guard Rajon Rondo. Rondo’s style clashed with Carlisle, but Powell’s energy and productivity in the paint has made him a favorite of the coach.

Led by second-year sensation Luka Doncic, Porzingis and guard Tim Hardaway Jr., the Mavericks (27-16) started the day fifth in the Western Conference.

The loss of Powell could influence what Dallas does before the Feb. 6 trading deadline. He has been a strong pick-and-roll partner for Doncic and other Dallas point guards.

 

INDIANA MBB NOTES: IU Set to Host No. 9/11 Michigan State on Thursday Night

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OPENING TIP

Indiana University is in its 120th season of competition in men’s basketball and will begin a two-game homestand Thursday against #9/11 Michigan State.  IU will host #17 Maryland on Sunday.  The Hoosiers are coming off an 82-74 win at Nebraska, while the Spartans won at home against Wisconsin, 67-55.  According to ESPN’s BPI, the Hoosiers are projected to have the toughest strength of schedule in the country for the remainder of the season.

GAME INFORMATION

Thursday, Jan. 23 •  8:30 p.m. ET

Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) • Bloomington, Ind.

TV: FS1 (Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery) | Watch Online

Radio: IU Radio Network  (Don Fischer, Errek Suhr,  Joe Smith) | TuneIn

Series History: Indiana leads, 70-55

Last Meeting: at IU 63, MSU 62 – 3/2/19

THE COACHES

Indiana Coach Archie Miller is in his third season of guiding the Cream and Crimson.  He is 188-98 in eight-plus years as a head coach, which includes six years at the University of Dayton.  His Flyer teams made NCAA Tournament appearances in each of his last four seasons, including a trip to the Elite Eight in 2014.  He is 49-35 at IU.  Hall of Famer Tom Izzo is 620-236 in 25 seasons in East Lansing.

SUITS AND SNEAKERS

Coaches vs. Cancer Suits and Sneakers Week is a nationwide event when basketball coaches across the country unite for a common cause – saving lives from cancer.  Coaches and their staff across the nation wear sneakers with their suits during games to raise awareness about the disease.

NEWS & NOTES

Freshman Trayce Jackson-Davis is averaging a team-best 14.2 points and 8.2 rebounds.  Among freshmen nationally, he is 2nd in field goal percentage (63.4%), 4th in free throws made (76), blocked shots (36), and in free throws attempted (107) and 9th in  rebounds (147).  He is 7th in the Big Ten in rebounding, 2nd in field goal percentage and 8th in blocked shots. He had 18 points and 13 boards at Nebraska.

Junior Justin Smith led the Hoosiers with 15 points against Rutgers and added 7 boards and had the same line at Nebraska.  He is averaging 12.2 points and is 5th in the B1G in steals (1.3).  He was named IU’s Male Scholar Athlete of the Month in January.  He is in the Kelley School of Business studying Entrepreneurship & Corporate Innovation.  Redshirt junior forward Joey Brunk  followed up his first double-double at IU against Rutgers (10/10) with 16 points at Nebraska. He is averaging 9.7 rebounds in his last 7 games.

After scoring just 2 points off the bench against Rutgers, non-starters contributed 21 against the Huskers.  Freshman Armaan Franklin had 8 points, 6 boards and 4 assists, redshirt freshman Jerome Hunter had 6 points, and senior De’Ron Davis had 2 key baskets.

ODDS AND TRENDS

IU leads the nation in free throws attempted at 26.1 per game and is 4th in free throws made per game at (17.1).  The 21 assists at Nebraska is the most by an Archie Miller coached team at IU in the Big Ten.  IU is 10th in the country in rebound margin at +9.1.  IU’s 50.8% effort from the field at Nebraska was its best shooting outing since making 55.6% against Florida State.

 

NOTRE DAME MBB: ORANGE EDGE IRISH, 84-82

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OTRE DAME, Ind. – John Mooney secured a double-double with 21 points and 13 rebounds, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish fell to the Syracuse Orange 84-82 at home inside Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday evening.

The Fighting Irish had four players score in double figures, led by Mooney. Dane Goodwin added 15 points off the bench and T.J. Gibbs chipped in as well with 13 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

After jumping out to a 23-19 advantage, Notre Dame went on a 7-0 run with 11:52 left in the first half to increase its lead to 30-19. The Fighting Irish then surrendered that lead and entered halftime down 46-42.

Syracuse kept widening its lead after intermission, constructing a 68-60 advantage before Notre Dame went on a 9-0 run, finished off by Goodwin’s layup, to seize a 69-68 lead with 5:58 to go in the contest. Syracuse re-asserted control, outscoring the Fighting Irish 16-13 the rest of the way to hand Notre Dame the 84-82 loss. Notre Dame shot well from three-point range in the half, hitting six shots from deep to score 18 of its 40 points.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Mooney’s illustrious season continued on Wednesday evening, as the senior flirted with a triple double. The forward led the Irish in scoring (21), rebounding (13) and tied for the lead in assists (six).

STAT OF THE GAME

Mooney set the program record for most consecutive games with a double-double on Wednesday evening, finishing with 21 points and 13 rebounds for his 12th in a row. Mooney broke the record of 11 straight which was previously held by Luke Harangody.

NOTES

For the ninth time this season the Irish finished with less than 10 turnovers in a game, recording just seven against the Orange.

Notre Dame knocked down 13 shots from beyond the arc, marking the eighth game this season the Irish have made at least 10 three-point attempts.

Mooney recorded his 15th double-double in just 17 games that he has played in this season. The senior has now recorded a double-double in 12 straight games, setting the program record for most consecutive double-doubles passing Luke Harangody.

Goodwin finished in double figures in the scoring column for the 12th time this season and 20th time in his career.

Gibbs notched his 15th double-digit scoring performance of the season and 71st of his career.

Laszewski finished with 11 points, marking the sixth time this season and 15th time in his career he has scored at least 10 points.

UP NEXT

The Fighting Irish hit the road for a tough away matchup against No. 5/6 Florida State at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 25. The game will air on ACCN and will also be available to stream via the WatchESPN app (subscription required).

 

Big 12 suspends 4 players from KU-KSU brawl 25 games total

The Big 12 suspended four players from Kansas and Kansas State a combined 25 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee that spilled off the court and into a section of disabled seating in Allen Fieldhouse near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks’ win over the Wildcats.

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, who already was suspended indefinitely by Jayhawks coach Bill Self, was given a 12-game suspension by the league office. His teammate, David McCormack, was suspended two games while Kansas State forward James Love received an eight-game suspension and Antonio Gordon got a three-game suspension.

Both schools also were reprimanded by the Big 12 for violations of its sportsmanship policy.

“This kind of behavior cannot be tolerated and these suspensions reflect the severity of last night’s events,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said. “I am appreciative of the cooperation of both institutions in resolving this matter.”

De Sousa was the main instigator on the Kansas side Tuesday night, getting stripped of the ball as he was dribbling out the final seconds of an 81-60 win. He recovered to block a layup attempt by the Wildcats’ DaJuan Gordon, then stood over the freshman in a taunting manner, triggering both benches to empty in a scrum that spilled into fans.

At one point, De Sousa was preparing to swing a stool when it was plucked from his hands, and several players from both teams threw wild punches while a sellout crowd in Allen Fieldhouse watched in shock.

“I have suspended Silvio De Sousa indefinitely pending the final outcome of the review by KU and the Big 12 Conference,” Self said shortly after discussing the incident on the league’s weekly conference call with reporters. “As I said last night, we are disappointed in his actions and there is no place in the game for that behavior.”

Kansas (15-3) has played six conference games, which means De Sousa’s suspension from the Big 12 would last through the end of the regular season. The Jayhawks are a half-game back of top-ranked Baylor in the league standings, and they have a team that is capable of making a deep run in the NCAA Tournament.

“Obviously an unfortunate situation,” said Dan Gavitt, the NCAA vice president for men’s basketball. “It’s a conference game so it will be up to the Big 12 to determine what actions need to be taken. Other than that, it’s too early to say how it might affect them (in the NCAA Tournament).”

Self said he spoke with a fan who was caught up in the melee, and that she was banged around “to the point where I’m sure we’ll correspond with her today to see how she’s feeling.”

“Obviously it’s embarrassing,” Self said. “It’s not something to be proud of.”

Games between Kansas and Kansas State are always testy affairs, and for all but the final seconds their meeting at Allen Fieldhouse was rather subdued. The Jayhawks used a 19-2 run midway through the first half to seize control and the outcome was never in doubt the final 30 minutes.

The fight drew comparisons to the brawl between Cincinnati and Xavier in December 2011 that left players bloodied and college basketball fans aghast. Eight players wound up suspended for a total of 30 games.

Kansas State coach Bruce Weber told his players to allow the Jayhawks to dribble out the clock, and he was walking toward the scorer’s table to shake hands with Self when the benches emptied. Both coaches eventually joined members of their staff, security officials and even Kansas cheerleaders in trying to separate the players.

“Very, very sad by the event that happened last night,” said Weber, adding the school would issue its own punishments soon. “It’s sad and disappointing and you know, it leaves a bad picture for everybody. And I’ve been in this for a long time and you see it happen occasionally and you think you’re not going too be part of it and obviously I was part of it – we were part of it – and its sad for college basketball, the game that I love and I’ve been part of basically all my life.”

The fracas continued a particularly difficult 12 months for Self and the Jayhawks, and De Sousa has played a big part in most of it. His name surfaced as part of the FBI probe into college basketball in October 2018, and that in part led to an NCAA investigation that resulted in a notice of allegations last September outlining major violations tied to recruiting in men’s basketball. Those violations are being appealed and a decision is not expected until later this year.

De Sousa was initially suspended for two seasons for his role in the case – last season and this season – and the school spent significant resources appealing the punishment. It eventually was reduced, allowing the junior forward to play this season.

 

Crutcher has 23, No. 7 Dayton beats St. Bonaventure 86-60

St. Bonaventure coach Mark Schmidt called two timeouts while trying to halt Dayton’s end-of-the-half run. With Jalen Crutcher hitting 3s and Obi Toppin making dunks, it was a futile task.

Crutcher matched his career high with 23 points, Toppin had four dunks, and No. 7 Dayton – playing with its highest ranking in 52 years – showed off its versatility while pulling away to an 86-60 victory over St. Bonaventure on Wednesday night.

Once the Flyers got going, there was no slowing them down.

“The first couple of minutes, we’re out there trying to get a feel for what they’re doing,” Toppin said. “Once we get used to that, get a feel for it, we put our foot on the gas and we just go.”

Fittingly, Crutcher was in the middle of it again.

The junior guard made the shot that helped the Flyers (17-2, 6-0 Atlantic 10) move into the Top 10 for the first time since December 1967. His 3 with less than a second left in overtime gave Dayton a 78-76 win at Saint Louis over the weekend.

Crutcher had his touch again Wednesday. His 3 started a 22-5 run that closed the first half and put Dayton up 47-29.

“Anytime you get a conference win by double digits, that’s always a good thing,” Crutcher said.

Crutcher had a pair of 3s during the decisive spurt and a driving layup with 4.9 seconds left as he was fouled. He missed the free throw, but the ball was batted out to Toppin for a floater at the buzzer.

Crutcher went 5 of 9 from beyond the arc overall in his third straight 20-point game. He also had a team-high seven assists.

“He’s a really good player, and I think he’s been proving that since he stepped on campus,” coach Anthony Grant said. “He’s really grown and he’s maturing here.”

Toppin provided the most crowd-pleasing moments, repeatedly getting open for alley-oop dunks. He had 18 points and nine rebounds.

 

PURDUE WBB: Boilermakers Down Nebraska on the Road

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LINCOLN, Neb. – The Purdue women’s basketball team held off a late rally by Nebraska on the road to win 76-68. The Boilermakers picked up their second road win in the Big Ten this season and moved to 13-7 overall and 4-4 in the league.

Ae’Rianna Harris had an inspired night for the Boilermakers off the bench with a season-high 25 points on 10-of-12 shooting. Karissa McLaughlin connected on a trio of 3-pointers to tally 19 points, and Dominique Oden dropped in 14.

Purdue shot 47% on the night and buried six triples. The Boilermakers finished with a plus-nine in the rebounding (40-31) and notched 19 assists on 28 made field goals.

The Boilermakers flew out of the gates with a 26-point first quarter. Harris, Oden and McLaughlin tallied six points each, as Purdue went 11-of-14 from the field with four 3-pointers.

Harris and McLaughlin split an eight-point run for the visitors in the second, which led to a 21-point advantage before halftime. The Boilermakers shot 58.6% over the opening 20 minutes, while holding the Cornhuskers to just a 25% clip shooting. The hosts managed to trim the gap to 10 with an 11-0 swing to finish the first half.

Nebraska battled back in the second half to take a four-point lead midway through the fourth quarter.

After being outscored by 14 over the first 15 minutes of the second half, Purdue closed the game on a 17-5 run. Cassidy Hardin put the game to bed with 1:37 with a corner 3-pointer off an Oden assist. The Boilermakers were aided by a five straight field goals in the final four minutes, while Nebraska went 1-of-6 during that span.

QUOTABLES

Head coach Sharon Versyp after the game…

It was a great collective win. Our kids did a great job of focusing what we needed to do in the first half. We had to show some resilience late in the game. I was proud of how we played defensively against an exceptional player in Hannah Whitish. We had to take her out of their game plan, and I thought we did a pretty good job of that.

On Harris’ play…

This is what we always expect of Ae’Rianna. We made a few changes to the lineup, and I was proud of how she responded to it.

NOTES

  • Purdue leads the all-time series against Nebraska 9-6.
  • The 26-point first quarter tied Purdue’s season high, set at Chattanooga on Nov. 14.
  • Harris came off the bench for the first time since Nov. 15, 2018, against Western Illinois.
  • McLaughlin finished in double figures for the 11th time this season.
  • The Boilermakers tallied 28 points off the bench, a new season high.
  • Purdue was 4-of-6 at the line through the first three quarter, before converting all eight attempts in the final frame.
  • The Boilermakers totaled 16 points off 14 Nebraska turnovers.
  • Harris and Oden each notched their team-leading 15th games in double figures this season.
  • Harris touched 20 points, finishing two shy of her career high at Penn State in 2018, for just the eighth time in her career.
  • Jenelle Grant and Hardin knocked down a pair of triples, as Purdue connected on eight 3-pointers.

 

Giants’ Eli Manning retires after 16 seasons, 2 Super Bowls

Eli Manning is ending a 16-year NFL career that saw him recognized as a great quarterback, a leader, a solid citizen and the man who led the New York Giants back into prominence with two Super Bowl titles.

Manning, who set almost every Giants passing record in career solely based in New Jersey’s Meadowlands, has retired, the Giants said Wednesday. He will formally announce his retirement on Friday and there is little doubt the team will retire his No. 10 jersey.

“For 16 seasons, Eli Manning defined what it is to be a New York Giant both on and off the field,” John Mara, the Giants’ president and chief executive officer said in a statement.

“Eli is our only two-time Super Bowl MVP and one of the very best players in our franchise’s history. He represented our franchise as a consummate professional with dignity and accountability. It meant something to Eli to be the Giants quarterback, and it meant even more to us. We are beyond grateful for his contributions to our organization and look forward to celebrating his induction into the Giants Ring of Honor in the near future.”

The recently turned 39-year-old’s future had been in doubt since the end of the season. Manning’s contract with the Giants expired after the 4-12 season and there was little chance he would be returning after losing his long-time starting job to rookie Daniel Jones.

Manning said he wanted to think about his future after the season and roughly three weeks after the season ended he decided his career was over.

He leaves the NFL with as many Super Bowl titles as his brother, Peyton, who retired after leading the Denver Broncos to a title after the 2015 season.

The Giants acquired Manning from San Diego on draft day in 2004 after the Ole Miss quarterback told the Chargers he did not want to play for them and forced the deal that general manager Ernie Accorsi gladly accepted.

It started a major turnaround for a team that was 4-12 the previous season.

 

Robert Kraft: Patriots ‘plan to’ bring back Tom Brady

Speculation abounds regarding whether Tom Brady will return to the New England Patriots in 2020, but Robert Kraft recently stated the team has every intention of keeping the six-time Super Bowl champion in the fold.

Asked point blank by a TMZ Sports reporter this week whether Brady will indeed be back with the team for another season, the Patriots owner indicated efforts may be already in the works to retain the 42-year-old.

“We plan to,” Kraft succinctly stated.

Earlier this month, Kraft said it’s his “hope and prayer” that Brady stays with the Patriots, but qualified his remarks by point out Brady “has earned the right to control his future.”

Brady is set to hit free agency for the first time in his two-decade NFL career on March 18. There have been signs that Brady is intrigued by the prospect of testing the free-agency waters, and he said over the weekend he is remaining “open-minded” about the process.

Further, there have been things said to be going on in Brady’s personal life that at least suggest he’s contemplating a change in scenery. One NFL legend, however, hopes Brady doesn’t make the same mistake he did with such a profound late-career move.

There unsurprisingly has been no shortage of conjecture regarding Brady’s uncertain NFL future. With some interesting theories recently being floated about what the Patriots will do should Brady move on, it’s evident that everything regarding the situation will continue to be thoroughly scrutinized.

That being said, it appears Kraft is not about to let Brady leave the organization without making every effort to continue the organization’s relationship with the superstar signal-caller for a 21st season.

 

Arrest warrant issued for NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of NFL wide receiver Antonio Brown following accusations that he and his trainer attacked another man near Brown’s Florida home.

Hollywood police spokesman Christian Latta said in a Wednesday news release that Brown faces charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief.

Officers responded Tuesday afternoon to a disturbance call, where the alleged victim said Brown and his trainer, Glen Holt, hit him, police said. Holt was arrested a short time later and charged with one count of burglary with battery.

Officers attempted to make contact with Brown but were unsuccessful, Latta said.

Police didn’t immediately identify the alleged victim or what prompted the confrontation.

Jail records didn’t list an attorney for Holt, and it wasn’t clear if Brown had a lawyer.

Brown, who is a free agent, played nine seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was traded to the Oakland Raiders last year but released before ever playing a regular-season game following several off-the-field incidents. He was then signed by the New England Patriots, who released Brown in September after a second woman in 10 days accused him of sexual misconduct.

 

Identity of Hall voter who bypassed Jeter may never be known

The identity of the voter who kept Derek Jeter from being a unanimous Hall of Fame pick may never be known – and both Jeter and the Hall are OK with that.

Individual members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America decide whether to make their votes public. When the BBWAA decided to release individual ballots for MVP, Cy Young Award, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year starting in 2012, it also chose to make all Hall of Fame ballots public. BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O’Connell said the decision was made “to be completely transparent.”

“The Hall’s board turned that down,” O’Connell said Wednesday. “They said they preferred that the individual decide whether he or she wishes to make the ballot public, and that’s the option this voter has.”

Hall chair Jane Forbes Clark, speaking at a news conference alongside O’Connell, said she is comfortable with the current procedure.

The BBWAA will announce votes on Feb. 4 of those who checked a box allowing their ballots to be released. All 228 ballots collected through Wednesday by Ryan Thibodaux’s vote tracker listed Jeter. There were 397 voters in all.

Asked what he would say to the voter who didn’t chose him, Jeter said he wasn’t interested.

“I focus on the ones that did,” he explained. “It takes a lot of people to all agree to get you to this point, so I am not thinking about that. I’m happy that I’m sitting up here on this stage right now. And that’s something that just doesn’t cross my mind.”

Mariano Rivera, Jeter’s New York Yankees teammate for five World Series titles, became the first unanimous pick last year when he was on all 425 ballots. He broke the record for highest percentage that had been held by Ken Griffey Jr., who was on 437 of 440 ballots in 2016 for 99.3%.

 

Mets pick coach Luis Rojas to replace Beltrán as manager

Caught off guard in a quick split with Carlos Beltrán, the New York Mets want some continuity for a change.

So with spring training only three weeks away, they picked his replacement from their very own bench.

The club was working Wednesday to complete a multiyear agreement with quality control coach Luis Rojas that would make him New York’s fourth manager in the past 2 1/2 years – and third in four months.

“He has a good finger on the pulse of this particular team. He was part of it last year,” general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said. “He knows these guys, and he knows how to communicate to them. Every returning player on the roster has a relationship with him, and that’s valuable to us at this time.”

Rojas would take over for Beltrán, let go by the Mets last week before managing a single game as part of the fallout from the Houston Astros’ sign-stealing scandal.

The 38-year-old Rojas is the son of former Montreal Expos and San Francisco Giants manager Felipe Alou and the brother of ex-big league outfielder Moises Alou, who spent his last two seasons with the Mets from 2007-08. A minor league manager for eight years, Rojas has worked in the organization since 2007 but had never coached in the majors before joining Mickey Callaway’s staff last season.

“Luis earned this job. He has literally trained his whole life to be a manager,” Van Wagenen said. “He is considered one of the better in-game decision makers simply that we have in the organization.”

Rojas’ duties in the dugout as quality control coach included serving as “a conduit between the front office and coaching staff on all issues including game preparation, strategy and analytics,” according to the team’s media guide. He also was New York’s outfield coach in 2019 and led the effort in preparing hitters for opposing pitchers, Van Wagenen said.

Callaway was fired after the season, and Rojas interviewed for the vacancy before New York hired Beltrán on Nov. 1. Van Wagenen said Rojas knew he was “a serious candidate” back in October.

 

Larry Walker’s Hall plaque to feature Rockies cap, not Expos

Larry Walker’s Hall of Fame plaque in Cooperstown will have a Colorado Rockies cap, not a Montreal Expos hat.

Walker spoke with Hall officials after he was elected Tuesday in his 10th and final appearance on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America ballot.

Born in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Walker made his big league debut with the Expos in August 1989 and signed with the Rockies ahead of the 1995 season. He was traded to St. Louis in August 2004 and retired after the 2005 season.

“It’s a hard decision, being a Canadian,” Walker said.

He added the key to picking the Rockies is that Colorado was “where the majority of my damage was done.”

The Hall makes the final decision after consulting with the player.

Walker batted .381 with an 1.172 OPS and 154 home runs in 597 games at Coors and .282 with 229 homers and an .873 OPS in 1,391 games elsewhere, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That left him at .313 with 383 homers and 1,311 RBIs overall.

 

Report: MLB offered Astros players immunity in exchange for sign stealing testimony

One of the biggest questions in the fallout from MLB commissioner Rob Manfred’s investigation has been: why weren’t any players punished for what was defined as a player-driven electronic sign stealing scandal? The reason for that is now clear: there was an agreement between the league and players’ union to prevent any punishment from happening.

According to Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, MLB and the MLBPA struck an agreement as the investigation got started to provide immunity for players in exchange for their honest testimony. The league was motivated to make such an agreement due to skepticism that they would be able to win MLBPA-filed grievances in the event of player suspensions.

The league had concerns about winning a grievance because of the Astros’ failure to communicate a message to its players. According to Manfred, ex-Astros GM Jeff Luhnow never passed on the league’s memos about sign stealing to players or staff, nor did he ever ensure the players were in compliance with them. That helped shield the players from consequences, as Manfred believed the MLBPA would win player grievances that would have stemmed from suspensions. The union likely would have argued that the players were ignorant to potential consequences due to the lack of accountability and information from their superiors.

The agreement the league forged with the MLBPA ensured that players could sit down with the league without fearing punishment or repercussions for truthfully describing what the Astros did in 2017. 23 current or former Astros ultimately sat down with the league. It also ensured that the MLBPA would not take actions to hinder the investigation or entangle the league in dozens of grievances.

As noted in his initial statement, Manfred was also hesitant to punish players because doing so would harm teams other than the Astros, who had nothing to do with the scandal, but had signed players who were involved. Due to the possibility of grievances, punishing only current Astros would have been impossible.

Many in the sport were not pleased with what seemed to be a light penalty for the Astros after a year of systemic cheating ended in a World Series title. Even some players wanted to see harsher punishments for their Astros counterparts. With this information, though, it’s easy to see why Manfred didn’t go that route. Such punishments would have led to lengthy grievances, slowed down an investigation, and made it harder to get accurate information. It’s not the optimal result for the league, but it’s the best they could have done given the circumstances.

 

MLB to test but not use computer umps at spring training

Major League Baseball will test computer plate umpires during spring training but will not use the system for decisions in any exhibition games.

MLB experimented with the automated balls and strikes system during the second half of last season in the independent Atlantic League, and the Arizona Fall League used it for a few dozen games at Salt River Fields. The Major League Baseball Umpires Association agreed last month to cooperate and assist if Commissioner Rob Manfred decides to utilize the system at the major league level.

“We will be running the automated balls and strikes system only in test mode but will not actually use it to call balls and strikes in spring training games,” the commissioner’s office said in a statement. “It will be available in nine spring training facilities for later use during the Florida State League season.”

Plate umpires hear the computerized ball/strike calls via earpieces. The human umps decide on checked swings and other plays.

Manfred spoke about the system in an interview with Fox at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

“We believe over the long haul it’s going to be more accurate. It will reduce controversy in the game and be good for the game,” he said. “The current strike zone design is actually three-dimensional, and a camera is better at calling a three-dimensional strike zone than the human eye.”

Manfred also addressed his Jan. 13 decision to discipline the Houston Astros for using a video camera to steal signs in violation of rules during 2017 and 2018. Manfred suspended manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow for one season each, and both were fired by the team. He fined the team $5 million and stripped the Astros of their next two first- and second-round draft picks.

MLB also is investigating whether Boston stole signs in 2018, and Manfred withheld a decision on Red Sox manager Alex Cora, whom Manfred concluded was involved in sign stealing by the Astros when he was Houston’s bench coach in 2017.

Cora lost his job as Boston manager and Carlos Beltran, implicated by Manfred as a senior player on the 2017 Astros, quit his new job as manager of the New York Mets.

Manfred said stripping the 2017 Astros and 2018 Red Sox of their World Series titles was not considered. The Dodgers lost both World Series, and the Los Angeles City Council adopted a resolution Tuesday asking MLB to award the Dodgers both championships.

“We haven’t concluded our investigation with the Red Sox, so it’s a little hard to take the trophy away from somebody who hasn’t yet been found to do something wrong,” Manfred said. “We don’t know what the outcome of that’s going to be. I think that the second flaw is whatever the impact of the sign stealing was, it could have changed who was in the World Series – absolutely unclear that the Dodgers would have been the World Series champion. I think there’s a long tradition in baseball of not trying to change what happened.”

 

Browns still seeking GM, meet second with Vikings assistant

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski isn’t campaigning to bring a former close colleague and friend to Cleveland.

At least not publicly,

Looking for a general manager to pair with Stefanski, the Browns interviewed Vikings assistant general manager George Paton for the second time Wednesday for the job opening. Paton and Stefanski worked together for 13 seasons in Minnesota and could be reunited in another NFL city.

Paton spent most of the day at the team’s headquarters in Berea, Ohio, but left in the evening for Minnesota without being offered the job.

Appearing at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards a few hours later, Stefanski wouldn’t say if he has convinced Paton to join him.

“We’re working through that process and we’re going to make sure we take our time and are methodical about it,” said Stefanski, who received a loud ovation in his first interaction with Cleveland fans before presenting the top professional athlete award to UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic.

Stefanski said it remains to be seen if the team will interview any more candidates. To this point, the Browns have met with three: Paton, Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry and New England college scouting director Monti Ossenfort.

Berry worked in Cleveland’s front office from 2016-18 and was well-liked by owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who have made a strong alignment between the coach and GM a priority to avoid some of the internal squabbling and power plays that have undermined the franchise’s growth.

A Paton-Stefanksi connection could ease a seamless transition for the Browns, still putting the pieces together following a 6-10 season, which ended with the firing of coach Freddie Kitchens and GM John Dorsey leaving after declining an offer to take a lesser role in the organization.

Paton has passed on opportunities to leave Minnesota for GM openings in the past. Stefanski wouldn’t identify his friend as a favorite.

 

EC BASKETBALL ROUND-UP

MEN

Men’s basketball comes out on wrong end of triple-OT thriller

RICHMOND, Indiana – Four Earlham players charted double-doubles, including 21 points and a career-high 10 assists from senior Blake Bonin, but the Quakers’ efforts were not enough to get past a persistent Defiance College squad and Earlham men’s basketball dropped a 99-95 triple-overtime heartbreaker to the Yellow Jackets in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference clash on Wednesday night at Druley Performance Gym.

THE BASICS

Final Score:  Defiance 99, Earlham 95 (3OT)

Location: Richmond, Indiana – Druley Performance Gym

Records: Earlham 7-9, 3-6 HCAC / Defiance 10-6, 5-4 HCAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

A four-point Earlham halftime lead, 37-33, turned into an 18-point second-half deficit for the Quakers, thanks to a 21-4 Defiance run lasting just under seven minutes and resulting in a 64-46 Yellow Jacket lead with 9:33 remaining in regulation.

However, an air-tight Earlham defense clamped down on Defiance and held the Yellow Jackets 0-of-12 from the floor the rest of the way while the Quakers began clawing their way back into the contest. A 12-2 Earlham run pulled the Quakers to within eight of Defiance, 66-58, at the 5:17 mark, and Bonin knotted the game at 71-71 with 11 seconds remaining to force overtime.

Defiance scored first in the overtime period, eventually extending its lead to 81-77 with 1:05 remaining. Jamel Barnes’ 3-pointer cut the margin to one point, with the Yellow Jackets’ Avonte Jones hitting the second of two foul shots to stretch the Defiance lead to two points with 31 seconds showing on the clock. Senior Chainey Zolman was fouled on Earlham’s ensuing possession and converted both free throws to tie the game at 82-82 and force a second OT period.

The second overtime looked much like the first – Defiance took a four-point lead, 86-82, following a pair of Marell Jordan free throws. Barnes connected on a layup to cut the margin in half, and a Jones foul sent Zolman to the line again. This time, Zolman hit the second of his two shots to leave Defiance with an 86-85 lead with 2:37 to play. After missed jumpers at either end of the floor, Zolman again went to the line for two shots, hitting the second shot to tie the game at 86-86 and continuing the action into triple overtime.

Earlham’s luck finally ran out in the third overtime period. Jack Kolar opened play with a 3-pointer for Defiance, but a series of free throws by Zolman knotted the game at 89-89 with just under four minutes remaining. The game was still tied at 92-92 with 1:13 showing on the clock when Bonin broke the deadlock with a layup. A Micaiah Cox 3-pointer at the other end of the floor gave the Jackets a 95-94 lead with 42 seconds remaining, with Defiance regaining possession on a Zolman turnover. Earlham began fouling in a bid to keep Defiance within striking distance, and the Yellow Jackets’ Sean Tyson and Jordan answered by going a combined 4-for-4 at the stripe over the final 30 seconds to keep Defiance in the lead for the victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Joining Bonin with double-doubles were Zolman with a team-high 23 points and 11 rebounds, Barnes with 19 points and 13 rebounds, and Kenneth Stalling Jr. with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Earlham shot 43.6 percent (34-of-78) from the field to Defiance’s 39.0 percent (32-of-82), and each team connected on 12 3-point field goals. The Quakers and Yellow Jackets each grabbed 49 rebounds, with Defiance holding a slight 9-6 advantage on the offensive glass.

The Yellow Jackets did come out ahead at the free-throw line, charting a 23-for-28 mark at the stripe on 22 Earlham fouls. The Quakers went 15-for-21 at the line on 18 Defiance fouls.

Defiance had five players finish in double digits, led by Jordan with 22 points. Tyler Andrew chipped in 20 points for the Jackets.

The game featured 17 lead changes and was tied nine times.

WHAT’S NEXT

Earlham men’s basketball continues the homestand on Saturday, Jan. 25, when it hosts Franklin College in the second game of an HCAC doubleheader with the Grizzlies.

 

WOMEN

DEFIANCE, Ohio – Earlham College women’s basketball was unable to withstand a second-half surge from Defiance College and fell to the host Yellow Jackets, 69-63, in a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference matchup on Wednesday evening at the Karl H. Weaner Center.

Junior guard Kayla Bowling netted 23 points for the Quakers in the loss, the most points for an Earlham player this season, and second-highest single game total of Bowling’s career.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Defiance 69, Earlham 63

Location: Defiance, Ohio – Karl H. Weaner Center

Records: Earlham 4-12, 3-6 HCAC / Defiance 6-10, 5-4 HCAC

HOW IT HAPPENED

Taking a nine-point lead out of the halftime intermission, Earlham extended its lead to 13 points, 40-27, on a Bowling foul shot with 7:17 left in the third quarter. Defiance began whittling away at the Earlham lead from there, scoring on a 7-0 run lasting two-and-a-half minutes. A layup from senior Camryn White paused the Yellow Jacket run, before Defiance scored the next six points to pull within two, 42-40, with 2:12 remaining in the quarter.

A jumper from senior Maddy Krodel stretched the Earlham lead to four, but back-to-back buckets from Defiance’s Lexie Sparks knotted the game at 44-44 after 30 minutes of play.

Sparks’ jumper off an offensive rebound just 24 seconds into the fourth quarter gave Defiance its first lead of the game, and a 10-2 Yellow Jacket run to open the stanza left Defiance with a 56-46 lead with 6:55 remaining. Defiance held off Earlham the rest of the way, with the Quakers cutting the score to 65-61 with 48 seconds to play on a pair of Bowling free throws. Defiance went 4-for-4 at the line over the final 30 seconds to preserve the win.

Earlham stormed out to double-digit lead in the first quarter, turning a two-possession game into a 14-4 advantage at the 3:25 mark of the opening quarter after a 3-pointer from senior Camryn White followed by a Neely Trenshaw layup.

The margin reached 13 points in the Quakers’ favor on a Bowling 3-pointer at the 5:15 mark of the second quarter, 26-13. A conventional three-point play from Defiance’s Taylor Steinbrunner in the final seconds of the frame cut the Earlham advantage to single digits, and the Quakers held at 33-24 lead at the halftime break.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Bowling recorded her 23 points on a 7-of-13 shooting effort from the floor with four 3-pointers, coupled with a 5-for-6 ledger from the charity stripe. Trenshaw and first year Trinity McClendon came off the bench to add 12 and 11 points respectively.

McClendon paced the Quakers on the glass with five rebounds, and she also recorded four blocks.

Defiance had three players in double figures, led by Sparks with 18 points off the bench.

Earlham shot 41.1 percent (23-of-56) from the floor, outshooting a Defiance squad that connected on a 40.4 percent (23-of-57) clip. Defiance outrebounded Earlham, 42-29, including an 11-5 advantage on the offensive boards that translated to 15-3 advantage in second-chance points.

The Quakers again had to contend with a lop-sided foul count in favor of their opponent, with Defiance going 21-for-26 at the free-throw line on 24 Earlham fouls. The Yellow Jackets were whistled for 15 fouls, and the Quakers were 11-of-16 at the stripe.

WHAT’S NEXT

Earlham women’s basketball returns home on Saturday, Jan. 25, when it hosts Franklin College in the first game of an HCAC doubleheader against the Grizzlies.

 

No. 17 IU Travels To Penn State On Thursday Night

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Looking to get back on track, No. 17 Indiana travels to Penn State on Thursday night. Tipoff in Bryce Jordan Center is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

  1. 17/24 INDIANA (14-5, 4-3 B1G) AT PENN STATE (7-11, 1-6 B1G)

Thursday, January 23, 2020 • 6 p.m. ET

Bryce Jordan Center • University Park, Pa.

Broadcast: BTN (Jason Knapp, Vera Jones)

ABOUT THE LADY LIONS

Penn State comes in to Thursday’s game also looking to end a three-game slide after losses to Ohio State, Rutgers and Northwestern. Their lone conference win came on Jan. 9 against Michigan State. Junior guard Kamaria McDaniel leads the way with 19.1 points and 3.1 assists per game and senior guard Siyeh Frazier is the only other player in double figures with 12.1 points per contest. They average 69.2 points per game while shooting 40 percent from the floor.

SERIES HISTORY

Penn State leads 33-14

LAST MEETING

12/31/18 – W, 83-75 (Bloomington)

NOTES

Freshman forward Mackenzie Holmes was named the Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week on Monday. She earns the honor for the third time this season – the most by any IU freshman in school history. It comes on the heels of a 22-point, nine rebound performance against Northwestern last week.

Indiana will look to end a three-game skid as it fell 76-62 at No. 20 Maryland on Monday night. Sophomore guard Grace Berger set a new Big Ten-high 21 points while redshirt junior guard Ali Patberg had 15 points.

The Hoosiers are led by Berger’s 13.5 points per game and 13.1 points per contest from Patberg. Two others are in double figure averages including Holmes (11.8 ppg., 5.8 rpg.) and junior guard Jaelynn Penn (10.0 ppg.).

While the Hoosiers trail in the all-time series with the Lady Lioins, they have won five of the last six meetings between the two schools dating back to 2015.

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers return home on Monday, January 27 when they host Minnesota. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

 

Purdue Wrestling Heads East to Face Maryland, Rutgers

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue wrestling team remains on the road this weekend for its second and third duals in a six-day span, heading to Maryland on Friday for a 7 p.m. ET dual at the Xfinity Center and continuing on to Rutgers on Sunday for a 1 p.m. dual at the RAC. The Boilermakers are 9-2 overall on the season and 2-1 in conference action, including a 4-0 mark on the road.

PURDUE LINEUP & RANKINGS

The Boilermakers have earned top rankings in both the tournament and dual polls, sitting as high as sixth via WIN Magazine in the tournament rankings and tabbed No. 10 in The Open Mat’s dual poll. It marks the fourth straight week for Purdue in the top-10 of the tournament poll for FloWrestling and TrackWrestling. It’s also the second straight year the Boilermakers have ascended to No. 13 in the NWCA Coaches Dual Rankings, their highest mark in the poll since earning a No. 12 mark on Jan. 27, 1999.

LAST TIME OUT

Purdue kept an impressive streak alive Monday, defeating intrastate rival Indiana for the 10th consecutive year with a 23-9 dual victory in Bloomington. The Boilermakers took 7-of-10 matches from the Hoosiers, including bonus-point wins at 184 and 197 points, and picked up a point in the Governor’s Cup standings.

PURDUE NOTES

  • Ersland was named the Midseason Coach of the Year by FloWrestling on Wednesday.
  • Purdue has used seven different dual lineups in 11 contests in 2019-20. The only weights that have been consistent throughout the season are 125, 157, 174 and 184.
  • The Boilermakers have won 75 of a possible 110 matches in dual competition this season.
  • With his championship victory at the Midlands Championships, Lydy earned his 100th career victory and became the 17th wrestler in program history to win 100 matches at Purdue.
  • Lydy won 21 straight matches to open the 2019-20 season, marking the best start for a Boilermaker since Chris Fleeger opened the 2002-03 season 32-0 at 125 pounds.
  • Lydy is 1-of-8 wrestlers in the last 10 years to win both the CKLV Invitational and the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships in the same season. He joins Sebastian Rivera (125, 2018), Ryan Deakin (157, 2018), Zahid Valencia (174, 2016 & 2017), Adam Coon (285, 2013), Robert Kokesh (174, 2012), Dustin Kilgore (197, 2012) and Chris Honeycutt (197, 2011).
  • Lydy has only surrendered takedowns in two of his 23 matches this season, with nine of his 22 wins on the year coming over ranked opponents.
  • Including Monday’s OT win at Indiana, Lydy has won six times this season in extra time.
  • Brunner is six wins shy of becoming the 18th wrestler in program history to hit the century mark, and is already ninth all-time at Purdue with 216 career back points.
  • Brunner and Schroder lead the Boilermakers with 11 bonus point wins this year, including six falls from Brunner and six of Schroder’s wins by technical fall.
  • Schroder’s five tech falls over Division I opponents are tied for sixth in the nation and have come in a cumulative 15:18.
  • Schroder’s 114 back points this season are already tied for 10th in program history.
  • With 348 back points for his career, Schroder is already third all-time at Purdue.
  • Coleman put together the best career start in program history, winning his first 15 matches of his freshman season and leads the Boilermakers with 70 takedowns this year.
  • Seven of Coleman’s 22 wins are over currently ranked individuals, and he is 15-0 against unranked competition. His six losses have all come to individuals ranked in the top-five in the NCAA.
  • Coleman placed fourth at both the CKLV Invitational and the Midlands Championship.
  • The Boilermakers will be without 165-pound freshman Emil Soehnlen for the rest of the year after suffering a leg injury in December which required season-ending surgery.

OPPONENTS

Maryland

125: Brandon Cray (R-Jr.) – 3-11

or Jared Kosman (R-Fr.) – 8-8

133: King Sandoval (R-Fr.) – 9-9

141: Hunter Baxter (R-So.) – 6-12

or Quinn Devaney (R-So.) – 4-8

149: Michael Doetsch (R-Jr.) – 9-10

or Ryan Garlitz (Fr.) – 3-4

157: No. 24 Jahi Jones (R-Sr.) – 10-3

or Lucas Cordio (R-Fr.) – 13-9

165: Kyle Cochran (R-So.) – 9-5

or Josh Ugalde (R-Sr.) – 1-3

174: No. 25 Philip Spadafora (R-So.) – 13-8

184: Kyle Jasenski (R-So.) – 9-9

197: Jaron Smith (R-Jr.) – 7-7

or Nike Cappello (R-Jr.) – 4-8

285: Parker Robinson (R-Fr.) – 1-14

 

Rutgers

125: No. 14 Nicolas Aguilar (R-Fr.) – 18-4

or Malcolm Robinson (R-Fr.) – 4-4

133: No. 10 Sammy Alvarez (Fr.) – 17-6

141: JoJo Aragona (Fr.) – 9-6

or Zach Firestone (R-Jr.) – 5-6

149: Gerard Angelo (R-Fr.) – 11-8

or Nick Santos (R-So.) – 6-3

157: Michael Van Brill (R-Jr.) – 15-10

165: Brett Donner (R-Jr.) – 13-11

174: Willie Scott (R-Sr.) – 6-4

or Anthony Olivieri (R-Jr.) – 5-0

184: No. 22 Billy Janzer (R-Fr.) – 14-5

197: No. 18 Jordan Pagano (Gr.) – 16-6

or Matthew Correnti (R-Jr.) – 10-4

285: Alex Esposito (R-So.) – 15-10

Rankings listed FloWrestling

 

Indiana and Michigan State Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Indoor Track & Field Awards

Hoosiers’ Khayla Dawson and Spartans’ Jeralyn Poe are this week’s honorees

Women’s Track Athlete of the Week

Jeralyn Poe, Michigan State

Sr. – Lincoln, Neb. – Lincoln North Star – Major: Environmental Geography

  • Won the 3,000 meters in a meet-record and personal-best 9:19.82 on Jan. 18 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Her time also ranks as the sixth-fastest in the nation this year
  • A three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19), as well as a 2018-19 Big Ten Distinguished Scholar
  • Earns her first career Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan State Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Taylor Mullins (Dec. 6, 2017)

Women’s Field Athlete of the Week

Khayla Dawson, Indiana

Sr. – Charlotte, N.C. – Olympic – Major: Informatics

  • Recorded the nation’s top mark in the shot put this year (17.47m/57-3.75) on Jan. 18 at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Posted her third victory in the event this season
  • Collects her third career Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award and second this season
  • Last Indiana Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Khayla Dawson (Jan. 15, 2020)

 

Indiana and Michigan Earn Big Ten Weekly Men’s Indoor Track & Field Awards

Hoosiers’ Cooper Williams and Wolverines’ Andrew Liskowitz are this week’s honorees

Men’s Track Athlete of the Week

Cooper Williams, Indiana

Jr. – West Lafayette, Ind. – West Lafayette – Major: Psychology

  • Won the 800 meters with the nation’s fastest time this year (1:47.84) in his season debut on Jan. 18 at the Vanderbilt Invitational in Nashville, Tenn.
  • A two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2017-18 and 2018-19)
  • Earns his second career Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honor
  • Last Indiana Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week: Rikkoi Brathwaite (Dec. 18, 2019)

Men’s Field Athlete of the Week

Andrew Liskowitz, Michigan

Gr. – Middletown, N.J. – Christian Brothers Academy – Major: Management

  • Won the shot put (school-record 20.29m/66-7) and finished third in the weight throw (personal-best 18.63m/61-1.5) on Jan. 18 at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Posted the nation’s third-best mark in the shot put this season
  • Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2018-19
  • Collects his second career Indoor Field Athlete of the Week award
  • Last Michigan Men’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week: Joe Ellis (Feb. 13, 2019)

 

XC/TRACK & FIELD: LINCOLN SENIOR SIGNS WITH IU EAST

RICHMOND, Ind. – Trenton Bertsch, a senior at Cambridge City (Ind.) Lincoln High School, has signed a letter of intent to compete in cross country and track and field at Indiana University East starting with the 2020-21 school year.

Red Wolves cross country coach Adam Mengel announced the signing Jan. 22.

Bertsch is an all-conference runner who helped Lincoln win cross country team conference championships each of the last two seasons. He was also part of the Lincoln squad that qualified for the Indiana cross country semistate as a team this past fall.

Trent is the son of Kristi and Chris Bertsch. He plans to study music.

“IU East seems like a great place for my college career,” Bertsch wrote of his college choice.

IU East is an NAIA program. The Red Wolf cross country and track and field programs have been represented at the NAIA national meet nine times in 11 years of NAIA competition.

 

Release: Irish Trio Named IL Preseason All-Americans

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Andie Aldave, Maddie Howe and Savannah Buchanan were each named Preseason All-Americans by Inside Lacrosse, it was announced Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 22).

Aldave earns First Team accolades while Howe was named to the Third Team and Buchanan received Honorable Mention recognition.

ABOUT ALDAVE
Aldave broke her own single-season program record with 152 draw controls in 2019 en route to being named a First Team IWLCA and Inside Lacrosse All-American. She ranked sixth in the country with an average of eight draw controls per game, and helped the Irish earn a draw control percentage of 63.6%, which was second in the nation. Aldave also added a career-high 47 goals and 67 points in 19 games. A First Team All-ACC selection and Tewaaraton Award nominee, Aldave collected 21 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers as one of the nation’s best all-around midfielders.

ABOUT BUCHANAN
A Second Team All-ACC honoree, Buchanan racked up 71 draw controls, 34 points (16G, 18A), 37 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers as a two-way force for the Irish in 2019. Buchanan, a Second Team All-West/Midwest Region honoree last season, earned at least five draw controls in seven contests as a key component of Notre Dame’s dominant year in the circle. Buchanan also collected multiple ground balls and caused turnovers in four games as part of an Irish defensive unit that allowed an ACC best 8.05 goals per game.

ABOUT HOWE
Howe led the Irish with a career-best 59 goals and 78 points in 2019. She netted a hat trick in 13 contests, including six of the final seven games down the stretch. She converted on 17-of-26 free-position shots, and her 65.4% free position percentage ranked seventh in the country. A 2019 IWLCA Second Team All-American and First Team All-ACC selection, Howe notched six goals and six assists on Feb. 22 at Ohio State, which tied Jillian Byers for the most points recorded in a single game in program history. She was also named an Honorable Mention All-American by Inside Lacrosse a season ago.

UP NEXT
The Irish host Michigan in a scrimmage this Sunday, January 26 at noon ET before officially opening the 2020 campaign with a home contest against Marquette on Sunday, February 9. The Irish will play nine home contests this spring, and admission for all Notre Dame women’s lacrosse home games is free.

 

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY-1983

Bjorn Borg has decided not to play a Grand Prix schedule or in any Grand Slam events this year, and has perhaps ended his tennis career. In a series of rapidly changing developments during the last 48 hours, Borg told a Swedish newspaper, Kvallposten of Malmo, that he did not have the proper motivation to regain the world’s No. 1 ranking. “I cannot give 100 percent,” the paper quoted him as having said, “and if I cannot do that, it would not be fair to myself to go on. Tennis has to be fun if you are to get to the top, and I don’t feel that way anymore. That’s why I quit.”

The 26-year-old Swede has been playing exhibitions in Bangkok, Thailand. According to United Press International, when he was asked there what his plans were, he said, “I have no comment, except that I’m going to retire.” Lennart Bergelin, his coach and adviser, said that Borg had “no real fighting spirit left.”

Borg was to have left Bangkok today for a brief vacation in Nepal, then was scheduled to return to the United States later this week. Bergelin indicated that Borg had planned to wait until he arrived in New York to discuss his plans, but that he decided to move up the announcement because of the rumors that circulated last week about his retirement. With his decision, Borg has abandoned his previously stated intention of playing a reduced Grand Prix schedule in 1983 that would have included Wimbledon and the United States Open.

Bob Kain, who represents him for the Cleveland-based International Management Group, said that Borg would probably play only one Grand Prix tournament this year, in Monte Carlo March 28. He resides there with his wife, Mariana, for tax purposes. Kain said he talked with Borg in Bangkok Friday night, and Borg then phoned a Swedish journalist friend to tell him of his plans. Asked whether Borg’s announcement constituted retirement, Kain said: “I think the word retirement is too final. At age 26, he feels like he’s expended all the energy he has to go for No. 1 in the world and win major titles. He doesn’t feel he has any energy left toward that effort. He doesn’t know if that may change in a year or two.”

Borg joined the professional tour at age 16 in 1973, made steady progress and became the sports dominant player. Through 1981 he had accumulated $3,597,641 from tournament prize money, bonuses and national team competition earnings. Highest among his achievements was his string of five straight Wimbledon titles, beginning in 1976, when he defeated Ilie Nastase of Rumania in the final.

He proceeded to win 41 consecutive matches at Wimbledon, a tournament record, finally losing in the 1981 final to John McEnroe. Along the way, he won finals against Connors twice (1977 and 1978), Roscoe Tanner (1979) and McEnroe (1980). The victory over McEnroe was considered one of the finest matches ever. It featured a 34-point tiebreaker in the fourth set that was won by McEnroe. But Borg recovered to win the fifth set and the match.

 

THIS DAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1958       The Red Sox trade outfielder Albie Pearson and first baseman Norm Zauchin to the Senators for shortstop Pete Runnels. Boston’s newest infielder, en route to capturing the American League’s batting crown in 1960 and 1962, will compile a .320 batting during his five years with the team.

1967       Four years removed from the playing field, Cardinal standout Stan Musial is named the general manager of the team, replacing Bob Howsam, who resigned to take a similar post with Cincinnati. Although his tenure will last only ten months, ‘The Man,’ who turned down the position shortly after he retired in 1963, will become the first GM to win a world championship in his first season on the job.

1968       Outfielder Joe Medwick, who captured the NL triple crown in 1937, is selected by the BBWAA to be enshrined in the Hall of Fame. ‘Ducky,’ best known for his years with the Cardinals as a member of the Gashouse Gang, ended his 17-year career with a .324 batting average.

1973       The Hall of Fame Special Veterans Committee select nineteenth-century players Mickey Welch and Mike Kelly for enshrinement in Cooperstown. ‘Smiling Mickey,’ who posted a 307-210 (.594) during his 13 years in the National League, and ‘King Kelly,’ baseball’s first matinee idol, will be joined Billy Evans, nicknamed ‘The Boy Umpire,’ who, at age 22, became the youngest arbitrator in major league history.

1975       Ralph Kiner, by the slimmest of margins, is elected into the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA, receiving 273 votes on the 362 ballots cast by the writers, just enough to reach the 75% needed to be selected. The former Pirates slugger led the National League in home runs for seven consecutive seasons during his brief ten-year major league career.

1979       In his first year of eligibility, Willie Mays is selected by the BBWAA as a member of the Hall of Fame, receiving 409 of the 432 (94.7%) ballots cast. The center fielder, a five-tool player, known mostly for his 21-year tenure with the Giants, is the only player elected by the writers for induction this summer, but 23 scribes inexplicably leave the ‘Say-Hey Kid’ off their ballots.

1981       The Red Sox, due to a front office mistake, are forced to trade Fred Lynn, along with Steve Renko, to the Angels, for Jim Dorsey, Joe Rudi, and Frank Tanana. Boston had failed to mail their outfielder a new contract by the deadline, allowing the former Rookie of the Year to become a free agent.

2002       The Rangers avoid salary arbitration with 29 year-old Jeff Zimmerman, who saved 28 games for the team last season after he replaced an injured Tim Crabtree when their closer agrees to a $10 million, three-year contract. Unfortunately, the right-hander will never throw another pitch in a major league game, suffering an injury in spring training that leads to three major surgeries on his elbow, including a pair of Tommy John surgeries.

2006       In a surprising move, the Reds fire Dan O’Brien with spring training scheduled to begin in the next few weeks. Cincinnati’s new owner Bob Castellini makes it clear performance is not the reason for the team’s former GM’s dismissal, but wanted to place his ‘own person’ in the position.

2008       The Indians, avoiding salary arbitration, sign Rafael Betancourt (5-1, 1.47) to a $5.4 million, two-year deal. The 32 year-old right-handed reliever was used primarily last season as an eighth-inning set-up man for Cleveland’s closer, Joe Borowski.

2008       Kevin Towers, the longest-tenured active major league general manager, gets a two-year contract extension from the Padres, which goes through the 2010 season. Although the club would not reveal financial details, the deal reportedly makes the 46 year-old one of the top five or six highest-paid G.M.s in the game.

2008       Troy Tulowitzki (.291, 24, 99 ) and the Rockies agree on a six-year, $31 million deal, which includes a club option for 2014. The second baseman of the National League champs was the runner-up for Rookie of the Year award, narrowly outpointed (128-126) for the BBWAA honor by Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun.

2008       To add experience for an unseasoned rotation, the Marlins sign 33 year-old southpaw Mark Hendrickson (4-8, 5.21) to a one-year, $1.5 million deal which includes an additional $500,000 in performance bonuses. The 6-foot-9 former NBA player has pitched for the Blue Jays, Devil Rays, and, last season, the Dodgers.

2010       Major League Baseball announces the Dodgers, who in 1993 became the first big league club to play in Taiwan, will return to the island in March to play a pair of exhibition games against a team from the Chinese Professional Baseball League. During their first trip, L.A. played a squad of Chinese All-Stars.

2010       Arbitration-eligible Hunter Pence (.282, 25, 72) signs a $3.5 million, one-year deal with the Astros. The 26 year-old All-Star outfielder with the rifle arm earned only $464,000 last year, his third season with Houston.

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 39 6 .867 21-2 18-4 11-0 24-3 9-1 7 W
Miami 31 13 .705 7.5 20-1 11-12 6-2 20-6 6-4 2 W
Toronto 30 14 .682 8.5 16-7 14-7 6-3 21-7 7-3 5 W
Boston 29 14 .674 9.0 18-5 11-9 6-5 19-9 4-6 2 W
Indiana 29 16 .644 10.0 17-5 12-11 4-6 18-11 7-3 1 W
Philadelphia 29 17 .630 10.5 20-2 9-15 9-3 21-10 6-4 1 L
Orlando 21 24 .467 18.0 13-9 8-15 6-2 14-11 5-5 1 L
Brooklyn 18 24 .429 19.5 11-11 7-13 4-6 12-13 2-8 4 L
Detroit 17 28 .378 22.0 9-13 8-15 5-8 12-21 5-5 1 W
10 Chicago 17 29 .370 22.5 10-14 7-15 5-7 12-19 4-6 1 W
11 Charlotte 15 30 .333 24.0 7-14 8-16 1-4 10-17 2-8 7 L
12 Washington 14 29 .326 24.0 9-11 5-18 3-7 9-17 4-6 1 L
13 Cleveland 12 32 .273 26.5 6-15 6-17 3-7 7-24 2-8 5 L
14 New York 12 33 .267 27.0 6-16 6-17 1-9 7-20 2-8 1 L
15 Atlanta 11 34 .244 28.0 6-16 5-18 3-4 5-23 4-6 1 W
Western Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 35 9 .795 16-5 19-4 4-2 23-4 8-2 1 W
Utah 31 13 .705 4.0 17-3 14-10 4-2 17-8 9-1 3 W
LA Clippers 31 14 .689 4.5 19-4 12-10 6-1 19-10 7-3 1 L
Denver 30 14 .682 5.0 17-6 13-8 6-0 18-7 6-4 1 L
Dallas 27 16 .628 7.5 13-11 14-5 7-0 16-9 6-4 1 L
Houston 27 16 .628 7.5 15-7 12-9 4-4 16-12 5-5 1 W
Oklahoma City 26 19 .578 9.5 14-9 12-10 5-4 18-12 6-4 3 W
San Antonio 20 23 .465 14.5 12-10 8-13 3-5 11-13 6-4 3 W
Memphis 20 24 .455 15.0 12-13 8-11 3-4 14-15 7-3 2 L
10 Portland 19 26 .422 16.5 10-10 9-16 3-6 11-18 5-5 1 W
11 Phoenix 18 26 .409 17.0 9-16 9-10 4-6 9-20 5-5 2 L
12 New Orleans 17 28 .378 18.5 8-14 9-14 2-6 12-18 6-4 1 L
13 Minnesota 15 29 .341 20.0 6-15 9-14 2-8 7-20 2-8 7 L
14 Sacramento 15 29 .341 20.0 8-13 7-16 4-4 11-16 3-7 6 L
15 Golden State 10 36 .217 26.0 7-16 3-20 1-6 7-27 1-9 2 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Washington Capitals 49 33 11 5 71 30 177 144 15-5-4 18-6-1 6-4-0
Boston Bruins 51 29 10 12 70 29 169 135 17-2-9 12-8-3 5-3-2
Pittsburgh Penguins 50 31 14 5 67 28 168 136 18-5-3 13-9-2 7-3-0
New York Islanders 49 29 15 5 63 26 143 132 15-7-3 14-8-2 4-4-2
Tampa Bay Lightning 48 29 15 4 62 27 175 137 15-7-2 14-8-2 8-2-0
Florida Panthers 49 28 16 5 61 25 183 163 16-8-2 12-8-3 8-2-0
Columbus Blue Jackets 51 27 16 8 62 27 138 130 16-9-2 11-7-6 8-2-0
Carolina Hurricanes 50 29 18 3 61 26 159 132 17-8-1 12-10-2 5-4-1
Philadelphia Flyers 50 27 17 6 60 22 158 150 17-4-4 10-13-2 5-4-1
10 Toronto Maple Leafs 49 25 17 7 57 24 176 165 12-6-7 13-11-0 4-3-3
11 Buffalo Sabres 49 22 20 7 51 21 145 152 14-6-3 8-14-4 5-5-0
12 Montreal Canadiens 50 22 21 7 51 19 155 157 10-12-4 12-9-3 4-5-1
13 New York Rangers 48 23 21 4 50 23 158 159 13-10-2 10-11-2 4-6-0
14 Ottawa Senators 48 17 23 8 42 17 130 163 12-8-4 5-15-4 1-5-4
15 New Jersey Devils 48 17 24 7 41 15 126 173 7-9-7 10-15-0 4-5-1
16 Detroit Red Wings 51 12 35 4 28 11 109 199 8-16-2 4-19-2 2-7-1
Western Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
St. Louis Blues 49 30 11 8 68 30 158 134 17-4-4 13-7-4 5-3-2
Vancouver Canucks 49 27 18 4 58 24 162 149 16-5-3 11-13-1 7-3-0
Colorado Avalanche 49 28 15 6 62 28 179 143 14-7-4 14-8-2 5-3-2
Dallas Stars 48 27 17 4 58 25 125 120 15-7-2 12-10-2 7-3-0
Edmonton Oilers 49 26 18 5 57 24 155 153 12-8-3 14-10-2 6-3-1
Calgary Flames 50 26 19 5 57 21 135 147 13-7-3 13-12-2 6-4-0
Arizona Coyotes 51 26 20 5 57 21 146 138 12-10-2 14-10-3 5-4-1
Vegas Golden Knights 52 25 20 7 57 22 161 159 14-10-3 11-10-4 4-5-1
Chicago Blackhawks 51 24 21 6 54 22 155 161 12-12-3 12-9-3 6-4-0
10 Winnipeg Jets 51 25 22 4 54 22 152 160 11-11-2 14-11-2 3-6-1
11 Minnesota Wild 50 23 21 6 52 22 156 166 14-6-4 9-15-2 4-5-1
12 Nashville Predators 47 22 18 7 51 21 156 154 11-9-4 11-9-3 4-5-1
13 San Jose Sharks 50 21 25 4 46 19 130 167 13-11-1 8-14-3 4-5-1
14 Anaheim Ducks 48 19 24 5 43 15 122 150 11-9-3 8-15-2 3-6-1
15 Los Angeles Kings 50 18 27 5 41 18 125 158 11-10-1 7-17-4 2-7-1

 

MEN’S BIG 10 STANDINGS

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
11 Michigan State 6-1 .857 5-0 1-1 14-4 .778 9-1 2-1 3-2 2-2
21 Illinois 6-2 .750 4-0 2-2 14-5 .737 11-1 3-3 0-1 1-3
17 Maryland 5-3 .625 4-0 1-3 15-4 .789 11-0 1-4 3-0 1-0
19 Iowa 5-3 .625 4-0 1-2 14-5 .737 9-1 3-2 2-2 4-2
24 Rutgers 5-3 .625 4-0 1-3 14-5 .737 13-0 1-4 0-1 2-2
Wisconsin 5-3 .625 3-1 2-2 12-7 .632 9-1 3-3 0-3 3-2
Indiana 4-3 .571 3-0 1-3 14-4 .778 11-1 1-3 2-0 2-1
Penn State 4-4 .500 2-1 1-3 14-5 .737 10-1 2-3 2-1 3-1
Minnesota 4-4 .500 4-0 0-4 10-8 .556 9-1 0-6 1-1 2-1
Purdue 3-5 .375 3-1 0-4 10-9 .526 8-2 1-5 1-2 3-4
Ohio State 2-5 .286 2-1 0-4 12-6 .667 10-1 1-4 1-1 3-2
Michigan 2-5 .286 2-1 0-4 11-7 .611 8-2 0-5 3-0 2-3
Nebraska 2-6 .250 2-2 0-4 7-12 .368 5-5 0-6 2-1 0-1
Northwestern 1-7 .125 1-3 0-4 6-12 .333 4-6 1-5 1-1 0-3

 

MAC MEN’S STANDINGS

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
East
Akron 5-1 .833 2-1 3-0 15-4 .789 10-1 4-2 1-1 0-1
Bowling Green 5-1 .833 3-1 2-0 14-5 .737 9-1 3-1 2-3 0-1
Buffalo 4-2 .667 2-1 2-1 13-6 .684 7-3 3-2 3-1 0-0
Kent State 3-3 .500 2-1 1-2 13-6 .684 9-1 3-4 1-1 0-1
Ohio 2-4 .333 1-2 1-2 10-9 .526 6-4 3-3 1-2 0-2
Miami (OH) 1-5 .167 1-2 0-3 8-11 .421 6-4 1-5 1-2 0-1
West
Ball State 4-1 .800 3-0 1-1 11-7 .611 6-3 3-2 2-2 0-1
Central Michigan 3-2 .600 2-1 1-1 10-8 .556 9-1 1-7 0-0 0-0
Toledo 3-3 .500 1-1 2-2 11-8 .579 6-2 5-6 0-0 0-0
Northern Illinois 3-3 .500 1-1 2-2 10-9 .526 5-3 5-6 0-0 0-0
Western Michigan 2-4 .333 2-1 0-3 9-10 .474 7-2 2-6 0-2 0-1
Eastern Michigan 0-6 .000 0-3 0-3 10-9 .526 6-3 2-6 2-0 0-1

 

BIG EAST MEN

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
10 Seton Hall 7-0 1.000 3-0 4-0 15-4 .789 8-1 5-2 2-1 2-2
Villanova 5-1 .833 4-0 1-1 15-3 .833 10-0 2-2 3-1 2-2
Creighton 4-3 .571 2-1 2-2 15-5 .750 11-1 3-3 1-1 1-2
Marquette 4-3 .571 3-1 1-2 14-5 .737 10-1 2-3 2-1 1-1
Providence 4-3 .571 2-1 2-2 11-9 .550 8-2 2-4 1-3 0-3
13 Butler 3-3 .500 1-1 2-2 15-4 .789 9-1 3-3 3-0 0-3
Xavier 2-4 .333 2-2 0-2 13-6 .684 10-2 1-3 2-1 0-1
Georgetown 2-5 .286 2-1 0-4 12-8 .600 9-3 2-4 1-1 2-2
DePaul 1-5 .167 1-3 0-2 13-6 .684 9-4 4-2 0-0 1-1
St. John’s 1-6 .143 1-2 0-4 12-8 .600 10-3 0-4 2-1 1-2

 

BIG 10 WOMEN

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
22 Northwestern 6-1 .857 3-1 3-0 16-2 .889 9-2 5-0 2-0 2-1
19 Iowa 6-1 .857 3-0 3-1 15-3 .833 9-0 4-2 2-1 2-0
Rutgers 5-2 .714 1-2 4-0 15-3 .833 8-2 5-1 2-0 0-1
20 Maryland 5-2 .714 4-0 1-2 14-4 .778 9-1 3-3 2-0 3-2
17 Indiana 4-3 .571 3-1 1-2 14-5 .737 8-2 4-2 2-1 2-3
Michigan State 4-3 .571 3-0 1-3 11-7 .611 8-0 2-4 1-3 1-3
Ohio State 4-3 .571 3-1 1-2 11-7 .611 5-3 4-3 2-1 3-3
Nebraska 4-4 .500 4-1 0-3 14-5 .737 11-2 1-3 2-0 1-1
Purdue 4-4 .500 2-2 2-2 13-7 .650 8-2 3-4 2-1 0-3
Michigan 3-4 .429 2-1 1-3 12-6 .667 8-2 3-3 1-1 0-3
Minnesota 2-6 .250 0-4 2-2 12-7 .632 7-5 5-2 0-0 1-1
Wisconsin 2-6 .250 1-3 1-3 10-9 .526 7-3 2-5 1-1 0-2
Illinois 1-6 .143 1-2 0-4 10-8 .556 9-3 1-5 0-0 0-1
Penn State 1-6 .143 1-2 0-4 7-11 .389 5-5 1-5 1-1 0-0

 

MAC WOMEN

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
East
Ohio 4-2 .667 2-1 2-1 11-6 .647 6-1 4-4 1-1 0-1
Kent State 3-2 .600 1-1 2-1 10-6 .625 4-2 4-2 2-2 0-1
Buffalo 3-3 .500 2-1 1-2 12-5 .706 7-1 3-4 2-0 0-1
Akron 2-4 .333 1-3 1-1 9-8 .529 4-5 3-3 2-0 0-1
Bowling Green 1-5 .167 1-2 0-3 8-10 .444 5-2 2-6 1-2 0-0
Miami (OH) 1-5 .167 1-2 0-3 8-10 .444 4-2 3-7 1-1 0-2
West
Central Michigan 6-0 1.000 2-0 4-0 13-4 .765 6-1 7-3 0-0 0-1
Toledo 4-1 .800 3-0 1-1 9-7 .563 5-3 3-3 1-1 0-0
Ball State 4-2 .667 3-0 1-2 12-6 .667 6-1 3-4 3-1 0-0
Western Michigan 3-3 .500 2-1 1-2 10-7 .588 5-2 3-4 2-1 0-1
Eastern Michigan 3-3 .500 2-1 1-2 8-9 .471 5-3 3-6 0-0 0-1
Northern Illinois 1-5 .167 0-3 1-2 5-12 .294 1-6 3-5 1-1 0-0