COLLEGE FOOTBALL

#1 LSU 42 #3 Clemson 25

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

New Orleans 117 Detroit 110 OT

Indiana 101 Philadelphia 95

Boston 113 Chicago 101

Oklahoma City 117 Minnesota 104

Portland 115 Charlotte 112

Orlando 114 Sacramento 112

LA Lakers 128 Cleveland 99

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Montréal 2 Calgary 0

NY Rangers 6 NY Islanders 2

Philadelphia 6 Boston 5

Washington 2 Carolina 0

St. Louis 4 Anaheim 1

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 POLL

1 Gonzaga 18 – 1

2 Baylor 13 – 1

3 Duke 15 – 1

4 Auburn 15 – 0

5 Butler 15 – 1

6 Kansas 12 – 3

7 San Diego State 17 – 0

8 Oregon 14 – 3

9 Florida State 14 – 2

10 Kentucky 12 – 3

11 Louisville 13 – 3

12 West Virginia 13 – 2

13 Dayton 14 – 2

14 Villanova 12 – 3

15 Michigan State 13 – 4

16 Wichita State 15 – 1

17 Maryland 13 – 3

18 Seton Hall 12 – 4

19 Michigan 11 – 5

20 Colorado 13 – 3

21 Ohio State 11 – 5

22 Memphis 13 – 3

23 Texas Tech 10 – 5

24 Illinois 12 – 5

25 Creighton 13 – 4

Others receiving votes:

Iowa 88, Stanford 77, Arkansas 65, Indiana 50, Virginia 41, Penn State 36, LSU 30, Arizona 20, Wisconsin 19, Liberty 11, Northern Iowa 10, Purdue 10, Duquesne 9, Washington 9, TCU 8, Rutgers 8, Virginia Tech 5, Oregon State 4, Houston 4, BYU 3, East Tennessee State 2, Saint Mary’s 1, Harvard 1, Akron 1, USC 1

 

MEN’S COLLEGE RPI RANKINGS

1 West Virginia 13 – 2

2 Kansas 12 – 3

3 Auburn 15 – 0

4 Duke 15 – 1

5 Maryland 13 – 3

6 Florida State 14 – 2

7 Baylor 13 – 1

8 Butler 15 – 1

9 Arkansas 13 – 2

10 Villanova 12 – 3

11 Oregon 14 – 3

12 Wichita State 15 – 1

13 San Diego State 17 – 0

14 Louisville 13 – 3

15 Dayton 14 – 2

16 Michigan State 13 – 4

17 Oklahoma 11 – 4

18 Seton Hall 12 – 4

19 Colorado 13 – 3

20 Northern Iowa 14 – 2

21 Indiana 13 – 3

22 Creighton 13 – 4

23 Rutgers 12 – 4

24 LSU 11 – 4

25 Stanford 14 – 2

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NET RANKINGS

1 Baylor 13 – 1

2 Duke 15 – 1

3 Butler 15 – 1

4 San Diego State 17 – 0

5 Kansas 12 – 3

6 Auburn 15 – 0

7 Gonzaga 18 – 1

8 Michigan State 13 – 4

9 Dayton 14 – 2

10 Wichita State 15 – 1

11 West Virginia 13 – 2

12 Arizona 11 – 5

13 Stanford 14 – 2

14 Oregon 14 – 3

15 Louisville 13 – 3

16 Florida State 14 – 2

17 Seton Hall 12 – 4

18 Ohio State 11 – 5

19 Maryland 13 – 3

20 Villanova 12 – 3

21 Michigan 11 – 5

22 Memphis 13 – 3

23 Kentucky 12 – 3

24 Liberty 18 – 1

25 Arkansas 13 – 2

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 POLL

1 South Carolina 16 – 1

2 Baylor 13 – 1

3 Stanford 15 – 1

4 Connecticut 13 – 1

5 Louisville 16 – 1

6 Oregon 13 – 2

7 UCLA 16 – 0

8 Oregon State 15 – 1

9 North Carolina State 15 – 1

10 Mississippi State 15 – 2

11 Kentucky 14 – 2

12 Texas A&M 14 – 2

13 Florida State 15 – 2

14 DePaul 15 – 2

15 Indiana 14 – 3

16 Gonzaga 16 – 1

17 West Virginia 13 – 1

18 Arizona State 13 – 4

19 Missouri State 14 – 2

20 Maryland 12 – 4

21 Arizona 13 – 3

22 Iowa 13 – 3

23 Arkansas 14 – 3

24 Tennessee 13 – 3

25 South Dakota 15 – 2

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: Princeton, Northwestern, Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Florida Gulf Coast.

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RPI RANKINGS

1 Missouri State 14 – 2

2 South Carolina 16 – 1

3 Louisville 16 – 1

4 Connecticut 13 – 1

5 Oregon State 15 – 1

6 UCLA 16 – 0

7 Gonzaga 16 – 1

8 Stanford 15 – 1

9 Indiana 14 – 3

10 Iowa 13 – 3

11 DePaul 15 – 2

12 Oregon 13 – 2

13 Mississippi State 15 – 2

14 Creighton 12 – 4

15 Northwestern 14 – 2

16 Baylor 13 – 1

17 Florida State 15 – 2

18 Kentucky 14 – 2

19 Texas A&M 14 – 2

20 Princeton 13 – 1

21 North Carolina State 15 – 1

22 West Virginia 13 – 1

23 Drake 10 – 5

24 Maryland 12 – 4

25 Rutgers 14 – 2

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TV SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Nebraska at No. 21 Ohio State | 6:30 p.m. | FS1

No. 3 Duke at Clemson | 7 p.m. | ESPN

No. 11 Louisville at Pitt | 7 p.m. | ACC Network

Bowling Green at Western Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Ohio at Buffalo | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Ole Miss at Florida | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

LSU at Texas A&M | 7 p.m. | SEC Network

Richmond at Davidson | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Kent State at Miami (Ohio) | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Central Michigan at Toledo | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Ball State at Eastern Michigan | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

VCU at No. 13 Dayton | 8 p.m. | CBSSN

No. 23 Texas Tech at Kansas State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Iowa at Northwestern | 8 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Akron at Northern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

UCF at Tulane | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

DePaul at No. 14 Villanova | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

No. 6 Kansas at Oklahoma | 9 p.m. | ESPN

No. 17 Maryland at Wisconsin | 9 p.m. | ESPN2

TCU at No. 12 West Virginia | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

Missouri at Mississippi State | 9 p.m. | SEC Network

Virginia Tech at Wake Forest | 9 p.m. | ACC Network

Wyoming at Nevada | 10 p.m. | CBSSN

No. 7 San Diego State at Fresno State | 11 p.m. | ESPN2

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Saint Francis (PA) at Fairleigh Dickinson | 5 p.m. | ESPNU

No. 18 Seton Hall at No. 5 Butler | 6:30 p.m. | FS1

No. 10 Kentucky at South Carolina | 6:30 p.m. | SEC Network

Boston College at Syracuse | 6:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Virginia at No. 9 Florida State | 7 p.m. | ESPN2

No. 25 Creighton at Georgetown | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Tennessee at Georgia | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Fordham at Duquesne | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

George Mason at George Washington | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Vermont at Binghamton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

UMass Lowell at Maine | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Albany at New Hampshire | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Miami at N.C. State | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

Stony Brook at Hartford | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

VMI at Mercer | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Tulsa at East Carolina | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

UMass at St. Bonaventure | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Saint Peter’s at Fairfield | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Indiana at Rutgers | 7 p.m. | Big Ten Network

UNC Greensboro at The Citadel | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Samford at East Tennessee State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Western Carolina at Furman | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Evansville at Indiana State | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Wofford at Chattanooga | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Rhode Island at Saint Joseph’s | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Iowa State at No. 2 Baylor | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Bradley at Missouri State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Valparaiso at Northern Iowa | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

North Dakota at South Dakota State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

South Dakota at North Dakota State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Sam Houston State at Lamar | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas at Oklahoma State | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Vanderbilt at Arkansas | 8:30 p.m. | SEC Network

St. John’s at Providence | 8:30 p.m. | FS1

Notre Dame at Georgia Tech | 8:30 p.m. | ACC Network

No. 4 Auburn at Alabama | 9 p.m. | ESPN2

Penn State at Minnesota | 9 p.m. | Big Ten Network

No. 16 Wichita State at Temple | 9 p.m. | ESPNU

SMU at Houston | 9 p.m. | CBSSN

New Mexico at Colorado State | 9 p.m. | ESPN3

UTSA at UTEP | 9 p.m. | ESPN+

Stanford at UCLA | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

UC Irvine at CSU Fullerton | 10 p.m. | ESPN3

 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Tech at Fishers, 7:30 pm

Kankakee Valley at Lafayette Jeff, 8 pm

 

Friday, Jan. 17

Kokomo at Harrison , 7:30 pm

Lafayette Jeff at Anderson, 8 pm

Marion at Tech , 7:30 pm

McCutcheon at Logansport , 7:30 pm

Central at Richmond , 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Anderson at Hamilton SE, 7:30 pm

Harrison at West Lafayette, 7:30 pm

Crispus Attucks at Marion, 7:30 pm

Logansport at Cass, 7:30 pm

Central at Connersville, 7:30 pm

Northmont (Ohio) at Richmond, 7:30 pm

Westfield at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

Zionsville at McCutcheon, 7 pm

 

TEC

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Union County at Talawanda (Ohio), 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Jan. 17

Lincoln at Tri © , 7:30 pm

Centerville at Knightstown , 7:30 pm

Hagerstown at Winchester , 6 pm

Monroe Central at Union City, 7:30 pm

Union County at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Irvington Prep at Lincoln, 2:30 pm

Northeastern at Knightstown , 7:30 pm

Winchester at Blackford, 7:30 pm

 

MEC

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Blue River at Union (Modoc) , 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Cowan vs. Wes-Del, 6 pm, Delta

Yorktown vs. Daleville, 8 pm, Delta

 

Friday, Jan. 17

Monroe Central at Union City, 7:30 pm

Union (Modoc) at Trinity Christian, 5:30 pm

Union County at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Winner Game 1 vs. Wapahani, 6 pm, Delta

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Blue River at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Purdue Poly at Union (Modoc), 7 pm

 

PIONEER

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Central Christian at Shortridge , 7:30 pm

Frankton at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

Howe at Seton Catholic, 7:30 pm

Metropolitan at Bethesda Christian, 7:30 pm

Greenwood Christian at Franklin, 7:30 pm, Franklin

Lutheran at Park Tudor, 6:30 pm, Park Tudor

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

International at Tindley, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Jan. 17

IMSA at Bethesda Christian, 7:30 pm

Shortridge at Washington, 7:30 pm

Liberty Christian at Seton Catholic , 7:30 pm

Burris at University , 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Cardinal Ritter at University, 7:30 pm

Burris at Liberty Christian, 7:30 pm

 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

THIS WEEK

NCC

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Lebanon at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

Marion at Mississinewa, 7:30 pm

Richmond at Connersville, 7:30 pm

Zionsville at McCutcheon, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Anderson at Carmel, 7:30 pm

Rochester at Logansport, 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

Monroe Central at Central, 7:30 pm

Northwestern at Harrison, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Jan. 17

Guerin Catholic at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Anderson at Lafayette Jeff , noon

Kokomo at Tech, 7:30 pm

Marion at Logansport, 1:30 pm

McCutcheon at Central, 1:30 pm

Richmond at Harrison, 2:30 pm

 

TEC

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Centerville at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Lapel at Knightstown, 7:30 pm

Tri at Northeastern , 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Union City at Blackford, 7:30 pm

Union County at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

Hagerstown at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Tri at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

Winchester at Centerville, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Franklin County at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Knightstown , 6 pm

Union County at Union City , 7:30 pm

 

MEC

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Alexandria at Wes-Del, 7:30 pm

Blue River at Union , 6 pm

Centerville at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Cowan vs. Wapahani, 8 pm, Yorktown

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

Monroe Central at Union , 6 pm

Randolph Southern at New Castle, 7:30 pm

Union County at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

Monroe Central at Central, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Lapel, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del vs. Winner Game 1, 6 pm, Yorktown

Daleville vs. Winner Game 2, 8 pm, Yorktown

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

Blue River at Randolph Southern, 6 pm

Purdue Poly at Union, 5:30 pm

Waldron at Eastern Hancock, noon

 

 

INDIANA GIRLS COACHES BASKETBALL POLLS

CLASS 4A

  1. Northwestern (17-0)
  2. Crown Point (19-0)
  3. Homestead (15-1)
  4. Lawrence North (19-1)
  5. Fishers (16-1)
  6. Hamilton Southeastern (16-2)
  7. Penn (17-2)
  8. Mount Vernon (Fortville) (16-1)
  9. North Central (Indianapolis) (13-7)
  10. Center Grove (14-3)

 

CLASS 3A

  1. Benton Central (18-1)
  2. Salem (14-2)
  3. Evansville Memorial (13-2)
  4. Gibson Southern (13-2)
  5. NorthWood (17-2)
  6. Greensburg (16-2)
  7. Norwell (13-4)
  8. Winchester (17-3)
  9. Silver Creek (13-3)
  10. Knox (18-0)

 

CLASS 2A

  1. Triton Central (17-0)
  2. University (19-0)
  3. Linton-Stockton (14-4)
  4. Shenandoah (15-1)
  5. Vincennes Rivet (12-4)
  6. North Judson (14-2)
  7. South Knox (14-3)
  8. Crawford County (13-4)
  9. Eastern (Pekin) (10-7)
  10. Monroe Central (11-4)

 

CLASS 1A

  1. Loogootee (15-1)
  2. Trinity Lutheran (17-2)
  3. Morgan Twp. (14-2)
  4. Lanesville (17-2)
  5. Jac-Cen-Del (14-3)
  6. Oregon-Davis (12-3)
  7. Tecumseh (11-4)
  8. Pioneer (13-2)
  9. Greenwood Christian (12-5)
  10. Bethesda Christian (12-2)

 

 

TOP HEADLINES

The Best Team Ever. LSU Wins Its Fourth National Title, 42-25

NEW ORLEANS — Led by Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow’s six-touchdown performance, Ed Orgeron’s top-ranked Fighting Tigers of LSU earned the title 2019 National Champions and arguably The Best Team Ever.

LSU (15-0) proved its dominant season by ending Clemson’s 29-game winning streak in a 42-25 victory over the defending champs.

The Tigers – playing 60 minutes southeast of the Baton Rouge campus – won the fourth national championship in program history: 1958, 2003, 2007 and 2019. Orgeron became the third-straight LSU head coach to win a title.

Burrow, Offensive Player of the Game, was 31-of-49 passing for 463 yards with five touchdown passes, while adding another 58 rushing yards and including a TD run. He accounted for all but 107 of LSU’s 628 yards of total offense, as the Tigers broke NCAA records for points and yards in a season. Burrow set NCAA single-season marks for passing touchdowns (60) and total touchdowns (65).

After facing its biggest deficit of the season – 17-7 early in the second quarter – LSU scored 21 unanswered points to lead 28-17 at halftime. Though Clemson narrowed the margin to three, LSU scored the final 14 points of the contest including a 24-yard dagger from Burrow to Terrace Marshall Jr. with 12:08 to play that gave the Tigers the final margin.

LSU linebacker Patrick Queen was named Defensive Player of the Game after leading the Tigers with eight tackles including 2.5 behind the line of scrimmage.

Wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase broke Josh Reed’s single-season receiving yards record in the second half. He caught nine passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns, while Justin Jefferson added 106 yards on nine catches. Tight end Thaddeus Moss also scored twice and caught five passes for 36 yards. Marshall finished with three catches for 46 yards.

Running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran 16 times for 110 yards.

The Best Team Ever.

It’s a striking and bold statement that’s rarely accurate and often hyperbole based solely on recency.

Arguments will begin now over this claim. History will show the 2019 LSU Football team finishing 15-0 – the second team in modern football to do so – with an NCAA record seven victories over Top-10 opponents, while leading the nation in scoring and total offense. LSU capped its perfect season by ending defending national champion Clemson’s 29-game winning streak.

Inside the lines, the Tigers were led throughout the season by record-setting, Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow; Biletnikoff Award-winning wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase; and Thrope Award-winning safety Grant Delpit. They were supported by fellow all-Americans cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., guard Damien Lewis, center Lloyd Cushenberry III and running back Clyde-Edwards Helaire.

Outside the lines, national coach of the year Ed Orgeron followed a blueprint he presented in November of 2016 to bring LSU back to the pinnacle of collegiate athletics in his third full season as head coach.

He vowed to recruit the best offensive coordinator in football – then paired “slinger” Steve Ensminger with rising star and 2019 Broyles Award winner Joe Brady. He wanted to run a spread offense with a dual-threat quarterback – “somebody who knows how to run it” – and he convinced Burrow to transfer to LSU for his final two seasons and bring the Tigers the championships he envisioned.

He did it for Louisiana, his home and his people.

 

Joe Burrow says LSU was fitted for rings before National Championship Game

Joe Burrow doesn’t drip the kind of swag on the field that other players do, but there is no disputing whether he has quiet confidence.

The LSU quarterback threw for five touchdowns and ran for another in his Tigers’ 42-25 win over Clemson in the National Championship Game on Monday night. After his fifth touchdown pass, Burrow pointed to his hand/finger as if to say he was ready for his championship ring.

In fact, when ESPN’s Maria Taylor asked him after the game about the finger point, Burrow shared that his team had already been fitted for their rings.

Fans absolutely loved that answer, feeling that it was the ultimate show of confidence. And it was.

But LSU also won the SEC Championship Game and may have been fitted for rings for winning the conference, which could explain things. No matter how you look at it, LSU was making power moves all game and earned their rings.

 

Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard to return

All-America running back Chuba Hubbard will return to Oklahoma State for his junior season.

Hubbard made the announcement on social media on Monday.

Oklahoma State receiver Tylan Wallace previously announced he would be back for his senior season, so Hubbard’s return means the Cowboys have two of the nation’s most accomplished offensive players heading into next season.

Hubbard ran for 2,094 yards and 21 touchdowns this season, enough to make him consider declaring for the NFL draft. He joined Barry Sanders as the only players in school history to rush for at least 2,000 yards. Hubbard was eighth in the Heisman Trophy balloting and was The Associated Press Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He also was a finalist for the Walter Camp and Doak Walker Awards for national player of the year.

Hubbard rushed for at least 100 yards in the final 11 games of the season. He had 296 yards rushing against Kansas State, 256 against Tulsa, 223 against TCU and 221 against Oregon State.

Wallace, who was injured late last season, caught 53 passes for 903 yards and eight touchdowns despite playing just nine games. He was a Biletnikoff Award finalist in 2018 and was an All-Big 12 second-team selection this season.

Newly named offensive coordinator Kasey Dunn stands to benefit greatly from Hubbard’s decision to return. The school announced the promotion of Dunn, who previously was receivers coach and associate head coach, on Monday.

Dunn joined coach Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy’s staff in 2011. Next season will be his 10th with the Cowboys, which will make him the longest consecutively serving Oklahoma State football assistant since 1962.

Dunn has coached Biletnikoff Award winners Justin Blackmon and James Washington. His receivers have earned All-Big 12 honors 10 times, and Oklahoma State has had at least one All-Big 12 receiver in all but one of his years on staff. Ten of his pupils have played in the NFL, including current pros Washington, Marcell Ateman, Tyron Johson and Chris Lacy.

Dunn replaces Sean Gleeson, who left to become offensive coordinator at Rutgers after one year at Oklahoma State.

 

Russell Wilson upset about drug test day after season ends

Russell Wilson was drug tested on Monday, and he felt like that was a kick while he was down.

The Seattle Seahawks lost 28-23 to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night to end their season. Players went in to the team’s facility on Monday to clean out their lockers. As if that weren’t a tough enough way to go through the day, Wilson was also drug tested by the league.

Maybe they thought his second-half performance against Green Bay was so good that they had to take a closer look at him.

Most players find drug tests to be annoying and complain about the timing of them. We even saw Richard Sherman mention it over the weekend.

At least we know the league is making a consistent effort to take care of the matter.

 

Hinch, Luhnow fired for Astros’ sign stealing

Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow were fired Monday after the pair were suspended by Major League Baseball for the team’s sign-stealing during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season.

In the sport’s largest scandal since the Biogenesis drug suspensions in 2013, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the discipline Monday and strongly hinted that current Boston manager Alex Cora- the Astros bench coach in 2017 – will face equal or more severe punishment. Manfred said Cora developed the sign-stealing system used by the Astros. The Red Sox are under investigation for sign stealing in Cora’s first season as manager in 2018, when the Red Sox won the World Series.

Houston was fined $5 million for sign-stealing by the team during its run to the 2017 World Series title and during the 2018 season – the maximum allowed under the Major League Constitution. The Astros will forfeit their next two first- and second-round draft picks.

In addition, former Astros GM Brandon Taubman was suspended through the World Series for his conduct during last year’s AL Championship Series, when his profane remarks directed at female reporters led to his firing by Houston, which at first denied the incident and later apologized.

Manfred said owner Jim Crane was not aware of the sign stealing. An hour after MLB announced its decision, Crane opened a news conference by saying Hinch and Luhnow had been terminated.

“We need to move forward with a clean slate,” he said.

 

Alex Cora could be suspended ‘far longer’ than AJ Hinch in sign-stealing scandal

Major League Baseball on Monday dropped the hammer on the Houston Astros and some of those involved in their sign-stealing scheme, and the most severe punishment could still be forthcoming.

MLB has announced that both Astros manager AJ Hinch and general manager Jeff Luhnow have been suspended for the entire 2020 season, and the organization has been stripped of multiple draft picks and fined $5 million. Hinch and Luhnow were then promptly fired.

All of that is bad news for Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, who was heavily implicated by the league in the report about the Astros and now must wait for MLB to conclude its investigation into his current team.

Cora was a bench coach for the Astros during their World Series season in 2017, and MLB’s report paints him as one of the masterminds of the team’s sign-stealing operation. The report states that Cora began to call the Astros’ video replay room early in the season to obtain information on signals opponents were using, and he was later instrumental in streamlining the process.

Approximately two months into the season, Cora and a group of players that included now-New York Mets manager Carlos Beltran began discussing ways to improve their system of stealing signs and relaying information to hitters. According to MLB’s report, it was Cora who arranged for a video room technician to install a monitor immediately outside the Astros’ dugout to display a feed from a center field camera that was focused on the opposing team’s catcher. The scheme was described by witnesses as “player-driven” with the exception of Cora.

One of the most troubling signs for Cora is that Hinch was suspended for an entire season even after MLB said he was opposed to the video monitor system. While Hinch admitted he did not try to stop the scheme, the findings state that he physically damaged the video monitor on two separate occasions to show his dissatisfaction. With that in mind, it’s no surprise that ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that Cora’s suspension could be “far longer” than Hinch’s.

MLB has now turned its attention toward investigating the Red Sox after a report claimed they illegally used their video replay room to assist with stealing signs during their championship season in 2018. The allegations sound similar to the ones the Astros faced, and Cora is at the center of both investigations. With Hinch having been suspended and fired, Cora is almost certainly facing a similar fate.

 

Jaguars fire offensive coordinator DeFilippo after 1 season

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired offensive coordinator John DeFilippo after one season.

Coach Doug Marrone made the decision Monday, the day his assistants returned from a brief break following the regular-season finale.

It’s the second time in 13 months that DeFilippo has been let go. Minnesota fired him in December 2018 after less than one season on the job. He landed in Jacksonville and was reunited with quarterback Nick Foles. “Flip” was Foles’ quarterback coach in Philadelphia in 2017, the season when the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Foles was the MVP of the title game.

The Jaguars (6-10) ranked 20th in the league in total offense and 26th in scoring. They had a 1,000-yard rusher (Leonard Fournette) and a 1,000-yard receiver (DJ Chark) for the first time since 2004. But the offense rarely looked smooth, and Fournette openly criticized the play-calling at times.

It also appears Jacksonville is ready to move forward with Gardner Minshew as its starter, with Foles serving as a high-priced backup in 2020.

Now, Marrone will search for a replacement for DeFilippo going into what seems to be a playoffs-or-overhaul season in Jacksonville.

Owner Shad Khan kept Marrone and general manager Dave Caldwell despite public calls for a reboot, and Khan made it clear that expectations would be high. Marrone and Caldwell have two years remaining on their contracts.

 

Colts lose Assistant Coach to Panthers

Colts defensive line coach Mike Phair is leaving the organization to take the same position with the Carolina Panthers. Phair is close to new Panthers defensive coordinator Phil Snow, the person that gave Phair his first coaching job. Snow was the defensive coordinator at Arizona State in the late 90’s, and he hired Phair as a graduate assistant/defensive line coach in 1999.  Phair’s decision to follow Snow to Carolina means that there is only one assistant left from the preliminary staff Josh McDaniels hired, the three coaches who were kept on staff after McDaniels decided to pull out of the gig, leading to Reich’s hire.

 

Second shot: Browns hiring Kevin Stefanski as next coach

Kevin Stefanski coached running backs, tight ends and quarterbacks in Minnesota. He’s about to take on his most challenging group yet – the Browns.

The Vikings offensive coordinator, who came close to getting Cleveland’s job last year but finished second to Freddie Kitchens, was hired as the Browns new coach – their 10th since 1999 – on Sunday, a person familiar with the team’s decision and plans told The Associated Press.

Stefanski agreed to accept the position a day after Minnesota’s season ended with a 27-10 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC playoffs, according to the person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the sides have yet to finalize a contract. An official announcement is expected Monday, and Stefanski will be introduced early in the week.

The hiring of the 37-year-old Stefanski, considered one of pro football’s rising young coaching stars, ends a deliberate, two-week search by the Browns, who cycle through coaches like no other NFL team and were the only ones without one until this weekend.

A year ago, Stefanski was a little known assistant when he so impressed the Browns during his interview that chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta recommended to owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam that they should hire him. However, the Haslams were swayed by then-general manager to hire Kitchens, and the results were atrocious.

The Browns went 6-10. Kitchens was fired. The team wasn’t going to pass on Stefanski again.

He has gone from being a long shot to a big shot.

And now that they’ve got their coach, the Browns can focus on restructuring their front office around a new GM to replace Dorsey, who parted ways with Cleveland on Dec. 31 after after refusing to accept a reduced role.

On Saturday, the Browns requested permission to interview Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry, who spent three years in Cleveland as vice president of player personnel. Berry reportedly favored Stefanski during last year’s search and may now have a chance to work alongside him.

Berry has not yet met with Haslam and there have been no interviews for the GM opening to this point, according to the person familiar with the decision to hire Stefanski.

A member of Minnesota’s staff since 2006, Stefanski is Cleveland’s 10th full-time coach since the franchise’s expansion rebirth in 1999 and the sixth hired by the Haslams since they bought the team in 2012 from Randy Lerner, who was widely criticized by Browns fans during his tenure but is now viewed as more stable than the Haslams.

Cleveland’s search committee selected Stefanski over 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh and Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, two of eight candidates the Browns met with the past two weeks.

 

Drug charge to be dropped against Patriots safety Chung

A cocaine possession charge against New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung will be dropped with the understanding that he will undergo periodic drug testing and perform 40 hours of community service, a prosecutor said Monday.

A grand jury in New Hampshire indicted Chung in August. Belknap County Attorney Andrew Livernois had said members of the Meredith, New Hampshire, police department were called to Chung’s home in June and obtained evidence leading to the felony drug charge. Chung pleaded not guilty.

A hearing on Chung’s case was scheduled for Tuesday, but was canceled with the release of the agreement.

Livernois said there are several factors that led the state to agree to drop the charge, including that Chung has no criminal record; that he cooperated with police at his home; that the amount of drugs in question was small; and that Chung underwent a substance abuse evaluation that indicated he did not need treatment.

The agreement says Chung will remain on good behavior for two years, submit to monthly drug testing at a lab for a year, then every 90 days for another year. Chung will agree to provide the state with copies of the results and will sign a waiver allowing the state to communicate directly with the lab to verify the results.

Chung’s community service will be connected to drug abuse prevention and education and will be completed within 18 months, according to the agreement.

Chung also will agree to waive his rights to a speedy trial and or indictment and agree that if he fails to comply with the requirements, the state has the right to reinstate the charges.

“We are happy with the agreement and ready to move forward,” said Chung’s lawyer, Corey MacDonald.

Court paperwork last month said both sides were “actively engaged in negotiations regarding a possible resolution of this case.” A trial had been scheduled for March.

Chung has been a major contributor on defense to three of the Patriots’ six Super Bowl championships.

 

Gonzaga stays No. 1 as Baylor makes up ground in Top 25 poll

Good luck finding any team in the country that notches a better pair of road wins in the same week than Baylor, which followed up a victory at Texas Tech by invading Allen Fieldhouse and thumping Kansas on its home floor.

As a result? The Bears leapfrogged the Jayhawks and Duke into the second spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll on Monday. They finished with 1,567 points in voting by 65 media members who regularly cover the game, just seven back of top-ranked Gonzaga – even though Baylor had 31 first-place votes and the Bulldogs had 30.

“I think to have a special team you first need to have that work ethic, you need to have that character, but most of all you have to have guys that buy into roles and celebrate each other’s success,” Bears coach Scott Drew explained. “As the year has gone on we’ve done better and better at that. We call it `playing with joy.’ If you do that, good things happen.”

Great things, as a matter of fact. Baylor (13-1, 3-0 Big 12) hasn’t lost since playing Washington in Alaska in its second game of the season. Along the way, the boys from Waco, Texas, have notched nonconference wins over ranked teams Villanova, Arizona and Butler along with league wins over the Red Raiders, the Jayhawks and Texas.

The win over Kansas was the first for Baylor in 18 tries at Allen Fieldhouse and the first over a top-five team on the road.

“We came with the expectation to win, the expectation to do great things in the Big 12,” Baylor guard Jerad Butler said, “and it shows when you expect to win versus just trying to survive.”

The Blue Devils fell to third in the AP poll, followed by unbeaten Auburn and Butler. The Jayhawks were next with another unbeaten, San Diego State, staying at No. 7. Oregon, Florida State and Kentucky rounded out the top 10.

The Wildcats climbed four spots by squeezing out tougher-than-expected wins over Georgia and Alabama.

“I’m telling you, I believe in every one of these kids. I wouldn’t have recruited them here. But I’ll tell you, it’s really hard here,” Kentucky coach John Calipari said. “Every game we play is someone’s Super Bowl.”

The biggest climb came from Wichita State, which jumped seven spots to No. 16 after soundly beating No. 22 Memphis and turning back Connecticut in double overtime. The Shockers’ only loss came against No. 12 West Virginia in the championship game of the Cancun Classic in late November.

“We are at 15 wins now and I don’t even know when we got that last year, so the jump has been crazy,” said Shockers guard Erik Stevenson, who leads the team in scoring. “National recognition is cool and all, but we feel like we’ve been slept on for a while now. We feel like we could beat anybody in the country.”

The biggest drop by a team that remains in the poll came from Ohio State, which lost two more games to Maryland and Indiana to make it four consecutive losses. The Buckeyes were once in the top five but are now No. 21.

“We have to find a way to figure some things out here quickly,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann said. “You know, I think it’s a work in progress right now. I think we definitely have some offensive issues that we have to work out.”

Here are some other takeaways from the latest edition of the college basketball poll:

RISING

West Virginia climbed five spots to No. 12 by following a tough road loss to Kansas with wins over Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. Colorado also jumped five spots to No. 20 after the Buffaloes throttled Utah 91-52 in its only game of the week.

FALLING

Ohio State wasn’t the only Big Ten team to take a tumble. Michigan State dropped seven spots to No. 15 after the Spartans were pounded 71-42 at Purdue, and Penn State fell from No. 20 all the way out of the poll after the Nittany Lions lost consecutive games to unranked teams in Wisconsin and Rutgers.

IN/OUT

Seton Hall returned to the poll at No. 18 thanks to back-to-back wins over Xavier and Marquette that ran the Pirates’ record to 4-0 in the Big East. A pair of newcomers in Illinois and Creighton rounded out the Top 25, and Virginia and Arizona joined the Nittany Lions in falling out. The Cavaliers lost to Boston College and the Wildcats fell to Oregon State last week.

 

PURDUE BASKETBALL:  Williams Selected as Big Ten Co-Player of the Week

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue men’s basketball sophomore Trevion Williams was named the Big Ten’s co-Player of the Week after a pair of dominating performances against ranked teams.

Williams averaged 26.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in two Boilermaker contests during the week. He was 23 of 42 (.548) from the field, including 1 of 1 from long distance, and had just two turnovers in 71 minutes of action. He also added a block and a steal in the two contests.

He shares the weekly honor with Minnesota’s Daniel Oturu.

In Thursday’s double-overtime loss to No. 19-ranked Michigan, Williams tallied the first 35-20 game in the country this season with 36 points, 20 rebounds and two assists. It was the first 35-20 game for a Boilermaker since Feb. 1971, and became the only player nationally since 2010-11 to have at least 35 points and 20 rebounds with no turnovers.

He then followed up that performance with a 16-point, seven-rebound, four-assist performance against No. 8 Michigan State on Sunday, leading Purdue to a 71-42 victory over the Spartans. His four assists were a new career high.

For the season, Williams is averaging 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in just 20.7 minutes per game.

Williams and his teammates will travel to No. 17-ranked Maryland on Saturday, for a 2 p.m. ET, tipoff on ESPN2.

 

Illinois, Minnesota and Purdue Claim Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

Players of the Week

Daniel Oturu, Minnesota

C – So. – 6-10 – Woodbury, Minn. – Cretin-Derham Hall – Major: Sports Management

  • Set a new career high with 30 points and seven rebounds in a 75-67 victory versus No. 19 Michigan on Sunday
  • Posted his 10th double-double of the year with 22 points and 10 rebounds at No. 8 Michigan State
  • Has now scored 20 or more points nine times this season
  • Averaged 26 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Gophers over the week
  • Scored 16 of Minnesota’s 19 points in the first 15 minutes of the first half, finished the first half 9-for-12 from the floor versus the Wolverines
  • Earns the second Player of the Week accolade of his career; claimed Freshman of the Week twice in 2018-19
  • Last Minnesota Player of the Week: Daniel Oturu (Dec. 30, 2019)

 

Trevion Williams, Purdue

F – So. – 6-9 – Chicago, Ill. – Henry Ford Academy (Mich.) – Major: Organizational Leadership

  • Recorded career highs in points (36) and rebounds (20) versus Michigan, becoming the first Purdue player since Bob Ford (36 points, 20 rebounds on Feb. 16, 1971, vs. Minnesota) to have a 35-point and 20-rebound game
  • Posted the first 35-point and 20-rebound game in college basketball this season and becomes the first player since 2010-11 to have a 35-20 game with no turnovers
  • The performance marked his fourth double-double in the last seven games
  • Led Purdue with 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists (leader in all categories) in Purdue’s 71-42 win over No. 8 Michigan State
  • Averaged 26.0 points, 13.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in two Purdue games this week … shot 23-of-42 from the field in the two games
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Purdue Player of the Week: Carsen Edwards (Feb. 4, 2019)

 

Freshman of the Week

Kofi Cockburn, Illinois

C – Fr. – 7-0 – Kingston, Jamaica – Oak Hill Academy (Va.) – Major: General Studies

  • Recorded a double-double on the week, averaging 13.0 points and 11.5 rebounds in a pair of Illini wins
  • Scored 15 points on 6-of-9 from the field and grabbed a team-high six rebounds in win at Wisconsin
  • Helped the Illini storm back from a six-point deficit to claim a 71-70 victory, snapping a 15-game losing streak against the Badgers and earning their first victory in Madison in 10 years
  • Recorded his seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and game-high and career-high tying 17 rebounds in comeback win over Rutgers
  • 17 boards tied his school single-game freshman rebound record, a mark which he first set on Nov. 20
  • Set the Illinois freshman record for double-doubles in a season, tallying his seventh against the Scarlet Knights in 17 games, breaking the previous Illini freshman record of six double-doubles that had stood since the 1982-83 season
  • Earns the sixth Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Becomes the first Illinois player in Big Ten history to earn Freshman of the Week six times in one season
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Kofi Cockburn (Dec. 30, 2019)

 

Iowa and Ohio State Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Player of the Week

Kathleen Doyle, Iowa

G – Sr. – La Grange Park, Ill. – Benet Academy – Major: Journalism

  • Averaged 26.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game with a .541 field-goal percentage and a double-double in the Hawkeyes’ two wins over ranked opponents last week
  • Nearly posted a triple-double in Iowa’s double-overtime win over No. 12/13 Indiana on Sunday, finishing with 31 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds
  • Contributed a team-high 21 points in the Hawkeyes’ victory over No. 17/16 Maryland on Jan. 9
  • Twice named a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and Academic All-Big Ten selection (2017-18 and 2018-19)
  • Earns her second Big Ten Player of the Week award, both in the past two weeks
  • Last Iowa Player of the Week: Kathleen Doyle (Jan. 6, 2020)

 

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Petra Holešínská, Jr., G, ILL: Averaging 23.0 points per game with a .500 field-goal percentage last week, including a game-high 28 points in Illinois’ win over Minnesota on Sunday

Kamaria McDaniel, Jr., G, PSU: Registered 23.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game last week, highlighted by a near triple-double (24 points, plus career highs of 11 rebounds and nine assists) in the Lady Lions’ victory over Michigan State on Jan. 9

Arella Guirantes, Jr., G, RU: Tallied 18.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game with a .517 field-goal percentage last week, pacing the Scarlet Knights to a pair of Big Ten wins

 

Freshman of the Week

Kierstan Bell, Ohio State

F – Canton, Ohio – Canton McKinley – Major: Undeclared

  • Averaged 12.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game with a .464 field-goal percentage in three conference games last week, helping the Buckeyes to two victories
  • Posted 15 points, as well as team highs of six rebounds, three assists and two steals in a win over No. 24/RV Michigan on Jan. 9
  • Added 17 points in Sunday’s win over Penn State, including 14 in the second half
  • Collects her third Freshman of the Week award and second in as many weeks
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: Kierstan Bell (Jan. 6, 2020)

 

New Mexico kicks Carlton Bragg Jr. off team after DWI arrest

New Mexico forward Carlton Bragg Jr. has been dismissed from the Lobos basketball team following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

Coach Paul Weir released a statement late Sunday, hours after Bragg’s arrest, saying the embattled player needed to focus on his personal well-being.

“The game of life is much more important than basketball right now,” Weir said. “I still believe in him and hope this next step will allow him to develop into a strong, responsible young adult while also completing his degree here at UNM.”

The arrest came nine days after Bragg, 24, was reinstated to the team following a three-game suspension while university officials investigated sexual misconduct allegations against him by another student. Bragg has not been charged in connection with that incident, which occurred in August, although the Bernalillo County district attorney’s office sent the case to the district attorney’s office in Alamogordo because of a conflict of interest.

Bragg, who was averaging 12.6 points and 10.3 rebounds in 15 games in his second season at New Mexico (15-3), was released from custody later Sunday.

He was detained around 1:20 a.m. in Albuquerque at a sobriety checkpoint, according to a police report.

Officers saw that Bragg “had bloodshot watery eyes and an odor of alcohol emanating from his facial area,” the report said. “Carlton admitted drinking 2 glasses of wine between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.” The Lobos had beaten Air Force only hours earlier.

Bragg was put through field sobriety testing and “signs of impairment were present during his performance of the sobriety tests,” after which he was arrested and a small amount of marijuana was discovered on his body, the report said.

Bragg later refused to take a breath-alcohol test, police said.

It was not known if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

New Mexico is Bragg’s third school. He played at Kansas, where he was suspended after being arrested and charged with battery against a woman in 2016, although that charge was dropped and the woman who made the claims was later charged after prosecutors reviewed surveillance video.

He also attended Arizona State but was removed from the team in his first semester for violating an unspecified team rule.

Bragg had 11 points and seven rebounds Saturday night in the Lobos’ 84-78 victory.

 

Warren’s big night, late block help Pacers rally past 76ers

When the Indiana Pacers were struggling offensively Monday, T.J. Warren bailed them out.

He did it defensively, too.

Warren blocked a potential go-ahead 3-pointer with 29 seconds left, and the Pacers scored the final seven points for a 101-95 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

“Defensively, I’ve been more confident on that end,” Warren said. “I just made the big play when I could and the result was a win.”

Indiana has now beaten the 76ers twice in 14 days and holds the No. 5 spot in the Eastern Conference standings, a half-game ahead of Philadelphia.

And yet in a game Malcolm Brogdon finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists, and Myles Turner and Domantas Sabonis both produced double-doubles, it was Warren’s energy, ability to get to the rim and a critical defensive play that proved the difference.

“I think we just locked in on the defensive end,” Turner said. “I think that was really the story of the night.”

It wasn’t anything like Indiana’s 115-97 rout on New Year’s Eve.

This time, just about everyone on both teams struggled through three dreadful quarters.

Warren and Ben Simmons were the exceptions.

While Simmons finished the first half 9 of 11 from the field and staked the 76ers to a 49-40 halftime lead, Warren made just enough shots to keep the Pacers close.

It looked like that might change when the 76ers ran out to a 63-52 lead midway through the third quarter.

But Turner led the Pacers back with a 15-4 spurt to tie the score.

Josh Richardson started to swing the game with a 17-point, fourth-quarter flurry that included two free throws to give the 76ers a 92-89 lead with 3:36 left. Instead, his 3 to make it 95-94 with 2:02 to go accounted for the only Philadelphia points the rest of the game.

 

LeBron’s 31 put Lakers past Cavs 128-99 for 9th straight win

Kevin Love and LeBron James hadn’t played against each other since before they got together on the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 for a memorable four-year partnership.

After their first meeting since James moved to the West Coast ended in a blowout win for the Lakers, they got together on court with Tristan Thompson to renew a friendship that’s bigger than the game.

“That’s a brotherhood,” Love said. “That’s a bond that can never be broken. You saw Tristan and myself out there with him. That’s something we’ll always remember and kind of take to our graves. He’s my brother for life, and it is weird playing against him.”

These three champions’ connection is rock-solid, even after a game that demonstrated why only James is contending for another ring this year.

James scored 23 of his 31 points in a dominant second half, and Dwight Howard added season highs of 21 points and 15 rebounds in Los Angeles’ ninth consecutive victory, 128-99 over the Cavs on Monday night.

The powerhouse Lakers posted their highest-scoring half in 33 years while scoring 81 in the second half behind James, who added eight assists while passing Isiah Thomas for sole possession of eighth place on the NBA’s career list.

James led Los Angeles to its third straight win without Anthony Davis, who is out with a bruised backside.

“Defensively, we got stops, and we had great pace,” James said. “Even when they scored, we got the ball out and continued to play with pace. We played with a lot of balance.”

James hasn’t been gone from Cleveland long enough to forget about his connection with Love or his spirited practice competitions with Thompson. The Cavaliers who stayed behind recognize their old teammate’s steady brilliance, but they also see the improved aspects to James’ ever-evolving game.

Thompson guarded James for long stretches, just like he would in scrimmages back in Cleveland. James still went 12 for 16, and he quarterbacked the Lakers’ up-tempo offense to perfection in the second half.

“He made some 3s to get himself going, but he did a good job of getting his teammates involved,” Thompson said. “I accept the challenge. It’s fun playing against the best player of our generation, and probably one of the best of all time. I love it.”

 

Gilgeous-Alexander’s first triple-double leads Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s goal was to play a better all-around game. He did that and then some.

Gilgeous-Alexander had 20 points, a career-high 20 rebounds and 10 assists in his first triple-double, leading the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night.

“Coach had challenged me before the game to fill up the stat sheet more and do more things,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “Because he thought, as well as myself thought, that I was more capable of what I was doing.”

Gilgeous-Alexander came in averaging 23.7 points in his previous 13 games but did much more than score in this one, also matching his career best in assists. He became the youngest player in league history to record at least 20 points, 20 rebounds and 10 assists in a game.

“He’s tough. He’s very tough,” Minnesota’s Andrew Wiggins said. “He’s a big guard that can put it on the floor and create for others, and he’s a bucket. He can make a bucket when he needs to.”

Gilgeous-Alexander is the fourth second-year player in NBA history to register a 20-20 triple-double. He joins Shaquille O’Neal, Charles Barkley and Oscar Robertson. The only other guard to have a 20-20 triple-double in the last 30 seasons is former Thunder star Russell Westbrook.

That after Gilgeous-Alexander did not record an assist in 35 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

“I just felt like we were on our heels a little bit in the previous game against the Lakers,” Gilgeous-Alexander said. “That was one of the things that Coach mentioned to us, attacking first. I felt we did that as a group. When you attack as a group, you get more comfortable faster.”

Danilo Gallinari scored 30 points for the Thunder, who have won 12 of their past 15 games and six of seven on the road.

Naz Reid scored 20 off the bench for Minnesota, which was still without Karl-Anthony Towns. Reid has scored in double figures in six of the last eight games. Robert Covington scored 18 points.

The Thunder held a 63-60 lead at halftime. They went on an 11-2 run early in the third quarter and then a 10-3 burst midway through the third to push their lead into double figures. Oklahoma City led by as many as 18.

 

BALL STATE FOOTBALL: Josh Zidenberg Joins Ball State Football Coaching Staff

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State football head coach Mike Neu announced the hiring of Josh Zidenberg as a defensive assistant coach on Monday. Zidenberg will serve as the passing game coordinator/defensive backs coach.

Zidenberg has a connection to Ball State defensive coordinator Tyler Stockton. The two coaches worked together at Western Illinois in 2018. That year, Stockton was WIU’s defensive coordinator and Zidenberg was the defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator. Western Illinois’ defensive unit was among the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national leaders in total defense (23rd – 327.9 yards per game), passing yards allowed (28th – 192.6) and interceptions (30th – 12).

This past fall, Zidenberg served as the special teams coordinator and safeties coach at William & Mary. The Tribe ranked sixth nationally among FCS teams in blocked kicks (6) and 10th in kickoff returns (23.7 yards per return). William & Mary led its league in kickoff returns for touchdowns (2) and kickoff touchbacks (22).

Zidenberg began his coaching career as a player personnel assistant with the Miami Dolphins in 2008. He moved into the collegiate ranks as a graduate assistant at Virginia (2009-11) and Connecticut (2014). Zidenberg worked with the defense and special teams at Virginia while helping with the linebackers at UConn.

Other stops for Zidenberg include VMI as co-special teams coordinator/safeties coach (2015-16) and Lafayette College as running backs coach (2017).

Zidenberg earned three varsity letters as a running back and playing on special teams at Virginia from 2004-07. He won the team’s George Welsh Award in 2006 (most outstanding special teams player) and John Polzer Award in 2007 (ability, sportsmanship and character).

Zidenberg graduated from Virginia in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in English. He went on to earn a master’s in administration and supervision from Virginia in 2011.

 

REYNOLDS NABS RSC MEN’S INDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK FOR IU EAST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — IU East standout Seth Reynolds posted an NAIA No. 1-ranked time this past weekend to earn River States Conference Men’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honors for Jan. 6-12.

A senior from Eaton, Ohio, Reynolds ran the 60-meter hurdles in a time of 8.06 seconds, which took over the NAIA No. 1 ranking for the event this season. That came at the Findlay Open this past Saturday, and it qualified him for the NAIA Indoor National Championship with the ‘A’ qualifying standard.

It was one of three events he ran on the day, all of which garnered second-place showings. It was his first action since an injury ended last season in March 2019. He was second in the 400 meters at 50.79 seconds and was part of the second-place 4×400 relay that ran 3:38.10.

IU East will compete at the University of Indianapolis Challenge on Jan. 18.

 

RUSH PICKS UP RSC INDOOR TRACK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK FROM IU EAST

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — IU East sprinter Kaniyah Rush picked up the first River States Conference Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week honor of the season for her performance Jan.6-12.

The sophomore from Romeoville, Ill., had two top-10’s including a victory at the Findlay Open this past weekend. She won the 400-meter dash — a race that included NCAA Division I competitors — with a time of 1:02.94.

Rush was also ninth in the 200 meters, which she had a time of 27.12 seconds in a field of 27 runners. The next meet for IU East will be the University of Indianapolis Challenge on Jan. 18.

 

SPORTS EXTRA

TODAY IN SPORTS HISTORY-1973

LOS ANGELES – The big scoreboard in the Coliseum flashed the message over and over, “The Dolphins Are Super,” at the end of the Super Bowl contest today, and indeed the Miami team had played an almost perfect game in defeating the Washington Redskins, 14-7, for a perfect season and the championship. The game was watched by millions on national television. [Many television sets in the New York area were affected by atmospheric disturbances that interrupted the program.]

The score of the undefeated Dolphins’ 17th victory could easily have been a more decisive 21-0 or 17-0 except for a single botched Miami play near the end of the game. That play featured little Garo Yepremian, the soccer-kicking specialist from Cyprus, attempting the skills of the big fellows, passing and tackling. Yepremian tried futilely to throw a pass after his 42-yard field-goal attempt had been blocked.

This pass was intercepted by Mike Bass, the cornerback, who ran 49 yards for the Redskins’ only touchdown with 2 minutes 7 seconds left to play. The 155-pound Yepremian missed the tackle. This score put some suspense into a game that otherwise had generated little excitement because Miami was the dominant team from the start.

The Redskins had the ball one more time with 74 seconds remaining, but the Dolphin defense harassed Bill Kilmer, the Washington quarterback, and the final play was symbolic. Kilmer was dropped by Bill Stanfill and Vern Den Herder for a 9-yard loss on his 17-yard line.

Larry Csonka ran for 112 yards for Miami, 9 short of the Super Bowl record set by Matt Snell of the New York Jets in 1969, while Larry Brown, the Redskins’ No. 1 carrier, scratched out 72 in 22 carries. His average was 3.3 yards, a yard below his standard during the regular season. Brown’s longest run was for 11 yards while Csonka had one for 49 yards, the most yards the Redskins’ defense had given up on a single ground play all season.

Csonka’s running mate, Jim Kiick, scored the second Miami touchdown on a 1-yard run in the second period and Howard Twilley, the wide receiver, made the first on a dazzling play in the opening quarter. Twilley, cutting inside and then outside, caught a pass from Bob Griese on the 5 and scored to complete a 28-yard play. Twilley turned the defending back, Pat Fischer, all the way around on his fake.

Miami became the first team in the 53-year history of the National Football League to go through a season undefeated and untied. For the coach, Don Shula, a Super Bowl victory had been some time in coming. His two earlier qualifiers, the 1969 Baltimore Colts and last year’s Dolphins, had lost, to the Jets and the Dallas Cowboys. “I’m 0-2,” said Shula last week, “and on Sunday night I intend to be 1-2.” He made it.

The closest any N.F.L. team has come to a perfect season since 1973 was when Mike Ditka’s Chicago Bears went 18-1 in the regular and postseason in 1985 and January 1986. Don Shula’s overall Super Bowl record was 2-4.

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1922   The Senators name Clyde Milan to replace George McBride, who guided Washington to a fourth-place finish with an 80-73 record in his only season as a big league skipper. The team’s new player-manager, an outfielder with the club since 1907, will see his sixth-place club finish 16 games under .500 during his final year in baseball.

1954   Former Yankees outfielder Joe DiMaggio and actress Marilyn Monroe elope, getting married at City Hall in San Francisco where reporters and adoring fans mob the newlyweds. The couple, who had captivated the nation with their romance, will divorce just 274 days after the ceremony with the film star accusing her husband of “mental cruelty.”

1963   The White Sox trade shortstop Luis Aparicio and outfielder Al Smith to the Orioles for knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm, who during his six seasons in the Windy City will post a 41-33 record along with 98 saves while compiling a minuscule ERA of 1.92. Chicago also obtains outfielder Dave Nicholson, former Rookie of the Year Ron Hansen, and Pete Ward in the deal.

1970   After seeing his upstart team win the World Series three months ago, Mets general manager Johnny Murphy dies after suffering a massive heart attack. The 61 year-old baseball executive, who was a talented reliever for the Yankees in the 1930s and early ’40s, will be succeeded by Bob Scheffing, the team’s special assignment scout.

1976   WTCG-TV owner Ted Turner obtains 100% of the Atlanta Braves for $12 million. ‘Captain Ted’ purchases the club to provide sports programming for his local channel 17, but when the FCC permits the station to use a satellite in December to broadcast shows on cable networks, the franchise, now available to be viewed by millions of subscribers, will become known as America’s Team.

1981   Frank Robinson is named manager of the Giants, replacing Dave Bristol, who was dismissed by Bob Lurie at the winter baseball meetings in Dallas last month. Robinson becomes the first black skipper in the National League after having the distinction of being the first in baseball history when he managed the Indians in 1975.

1987   The BBWAA elects hurler Catfish Hunter and outfielder Billy Williams (Cubs, A’s) to the Hall of Fame. The right-hander, an ace with the A’s and Yankees, became one of the game’s first big money free agents, and the Chicago flychaser established a National League record by playing in 1,117 consecutive games.

1998   The Astros trade James Mouton to the Padres in exchange for hurler Sean Bergman. The right-hander will post a 12-9 record in Houston, and the Friars’ new outfielder will hit a meager .190 in his only season in San Diego.

2002   Barry Bonds, stating his heart has always been in San Francisco, avoids arbitration by agreeing to a five-year, $90 million deal with the Giants. The contract also calls for a 10-year personal services commitment at the end of the 37 year-old left fielder’s playing days.

2006   The Dodgers, in an attempt to buy time as closer Eric Gagne recovers from elbow surgery, trade right-hander Edwin Jackson and prospect lefty Chuck Tiffany to the Devil Rays to obtain All-Star penmen Danys Baez and Lance Carter, as well as a minor league player to be named. Baez, who saved 41 games for Tampa Bay last season, will be the team’s closer until Gagne is ready to return.

2007   According to an anonymous team official, the Blue Jays avoid arbitration by coming to terms with Lyle Overbay (.312, 22, 92). The 29 year-old first baseman agrees to a four-year deal worth $24 million to stay in Toronto.

2008   The Cardinals and Blue Jays swap their All-Star third baseman when Scott Rolen (.265, 8, 62) goes north of the border, and Troy Glaus (.262, 20, 58) heads to the Gateway to the West. Rolen, known not to be a fan of Tony La Russa, his former manager, joins one-time teammate David Eckstein on the left side of the diamond in Toronto.

2008   In an effort to replace Andruw Jones, their former Glove Glover in centerfield, the Braves acquire Mark Kotsay from the rebuilding A’s in exchange for reliever Joey Devine and a minor league pitching prospect. Additionally, Atlanta will pick up approximately $5 million of their new outfielder’s $7.35 million salary.

2009   The Angels avoid arbitration when the team agrees to a $5,775,000, one-year deal with Chone Figgins, the club’s versatile switch-hitter. The 30 year-old, who led the team with 34 stolen bases last season, has employed mostly third base, but he has also played second, shortstop, and in the outfield by Halos’ skipper Mike Scioscia.

2010   Adam LaRoche, reportedly turning down a more lucrative two-year deal with the Giants, finalizes a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks that guarantees the first baseman $6 million for next season. The 30 year-old corner infielder played for Atlanta, Boston, and Pittsburgh last year, compiling a .277 batting average with 25 homers along with 83 RBIs.

2012   The Yankees deal Jesus Montero, considered to be the top catching prospect in the major leagues, to the Mariners to obtain Michael Pineda, a promising 22 year-old starting pitcher. The trade adds an All-Star right-hander, who posted a 9-10 record along with an ERA of 3.03, averaging nearly a strikeout per frame in 171 innings of work last season in Seattle, to the Bronx Bombers’ starting rotation.

2015   The Braves continue their youth movement, dealing Evan Gattis and right-handed prospect James Hoyt to the Astros for minor leaguers Rio Ruiz, Andrew Thurman, and Mike Foltynewicz. Earlier in the offseason, Atlanta obtained four prospects from the Padres in exchange for Justin Upton and added starting pitcher Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins, another pitching prospect, from St. Louis when they traded Jayson Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden to the Cardinals.

2016   “I think it is a plan that is in the best interest of the entire bay area and I have to give him [St. Pete’s mayor Rick Kriseman] an awful lot of credit for perseverance and for crafting a plan that has the best interests of the citizens of St. Petersburg, protects their investment in that stadium and at the same time recognizes the fiscal reality of the situation.” – BOB BUCKHORN, mayor of Tampa, Florida

The St. Petersburg’s City Council votes 5-3, supporting a measure which allows the Rays to explore new stadium sites in Hillsborough County, which had, up to now, not been up for discussion due to the team’s agreement to stay at Tropicana Field until 2027. The heralded deal looks out for taxpayers while securing the franchise’s commitment to remain in the environs of the Tampa Bay area.

2016   At the home of the Japanese consul general in Atlanta, Hank Aaron is presented with the Gold Rays with Rosette, the fourth class of Order of the Rising Sun, one of Japan’s highest honors. The 81 year-old American home run king is commended, along with Sadaharu Oh, for his efforts towards the World Children’s Baseball Fair, an organization which fosters an environment of world understanding and cultural exchange through the celebration of the sport.

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 35 6 .854 18-2 17-4 10-0 20-3 8-2 3 W
Boston 27 11 .711 6.5 16-3 11-8 6-5 19-7 6-4 2 W
Miami 27 12 .692 7.0 17-1 10-11 5-2 19-6 6-4 2 L
Toronto 25 14 .641 9.0 14-7 11-7 5-3 18-7 4-6 1 L
Indiana 25 15 .625 9.5 16-5 9-10 4-6 18-11 5-5 2 W
Philadelphia 25 16 .610 10.0 18-2 7-14 6-2 17-9 4-6 2 L
Orlando 19 21 .475 15.5 13-8 6-13 5-2 13-11 6-4 1 W
Brooklyn 18 20 .474 15.5 11-8 7-12 4-4 12-10 3-7 2 W
Charlotte 15 28 .349 21.0 7-13 8-15 1-3 10-16 2-8 5 L
10 Chicago 14 27 .341 21.0 7-14 7-13 4-6 10-17 2-8 1 L
11 Detroit 14 27 .341 21.0 8-13 6-14 5-8 10-20 3-7 3 L
12 Washington 13 26 .333 21.0 8-11 5-15 3-6 8-14 4-6 1 L
13 Cleveland 12 28 .300 22.5 6-14 6-14 3-6 7-22 3-7 1 L
14 New York 11 29 .275 23.5 6-13 5-16 1-8 6-18 4-6 1 W
15 Atlanta 8 32 .200 26.5 4-14 4-18 3-4 5-21 2-8 4 L
 
Western Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 33 7 .825 16-4 17-3 4-2 22-4 9-1 9 W
Denver 27 12 .692 5.5 16-5 11-7 5-0 16-6 6-4 1 W
Utah 27 12 .692 5.5 15-3 12-9 4-2 15-7 9-1 9 W
Houston 26 12 .684 6.0 14-4 12-8 4-3 15-8 7-3 1 W
LA Clippers 27 13 .675 6.0 17-4 10-9 6-1 17-10 6-4 1 L
Dallas 24 15 .615 8.5 12-10 12-5 7-0 13-8 5-5 1 W
Oklahoma City 23 17 .575 10.0 13-7 10-10 4-4 16-12 8-2 1 W
Memphis 18 22 .450 15.0 10-12 8-10 2-3 13-14 7-3 5 W
San Antonio 17 21 .447 15.0 11-9 6-12 2-5 9-13 6-4 1 W
10 Portland 17 24 .415 16.5 9-10 8-14 3-5 9-16 3-7 1 W
11 Phoenix 16 23 .410 16.5 9-14 7-9 4-6 9-19 5-5 2 W
12 Minnesota 15 24 .385 17.5 6-12 9-12 2-7 7-19 5-5 2 L
13 Sacramento 15 25 .375 18.0 8-12 7-13 4-4 11-14 3-7 2 L
14 New Orleans 15 26 .366 18.5 7-12 8-14 1-5 10-16 7-3 1 W
15 Golden State 9 32 .220 24.5 6-13 3-19 1-6 7-23 2-8 8 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Washington Capitals 47 31 11 5 67 28 166 138 14-5-4 17-6-1 5-5-0
Boston Bruins 47 27 8 12 66 27 159 125 15-2-9 12-6-3 6-1-3
Pittsburgh Penguins 45 28 12 5 61 25 154 122 16-5-3 12-7-2 7-2-1
New York Islanders 44 27 13 4 58 24 124 117 14-5-3 13-8-1 4-5-1
Tampa Bay Lightning 45 27 14 4 58 26 162 130 14-7-2 13-7-2 9-1-0
Toronto Maple Leafs 46 24 16 6 54 23 166 153 11-5-6 13-11-0 6-2-2
Carolina Hurricanes 46 27 17 2 56 25 150 125 15-8-0 12-9-2 5-5-0
Philadelphia Flyers 46 24 16 6 54 19 146 142 15-3-4 9-13-2 4-5-1
Florida Panthers 45 24 16 5 53 21 166 152 15-8-2 9-8-3 6-4-0
10 Columbus Blue Jackets 46 22 16 8 52 22 121 124 12-9-2 10-7-6 6-2-2
11 New York Rangers 45 22 19 4 48 22 152 151 13-8-2 9-11-2 5-5-0
12 Buffalo Sabres 46 20 19 7 47 19 136 147 13-6-3 7-13-4 4-6-0
13 Montreal Canadiens 47 20 20 7 47 18 145 148 9-11-4 11-9-3 2-7-1
14 New Jersey Devils 45 17 21 7 41 15 120 156 7-9-7 10-12-0 6-2-2
15 Ottawa Senators 45 16 22 7 39 16 121 154 11-7-3 5-15-4 2-4-4
16 Detroit Red Wings 46 12 31 3 27 11 100 175 8-15-1 4-16-2 3-7-0
 
Western Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
St. Louis Blues 47 30 10 7 67 30 152 125 17-4-3 13-6-4 7-2-1
Calgary Flames 48 25 18 5 55 21 131 141 13-7-3 12-11-2 6-4-0
Dallas Stars 45 26 15 4 56 24 121 107 15-6-2 11-9-2 7-3-0
Colorado Avalanche 45 25 15 5 55 25 162 134 11-7-3 14-8-2 3-5-2
Arizona Coyotes 48 25 18 5 55 20 136 125 11-10-2 14-8-3 4-5-1
Vancouver Canucks 46 25 17 4 54 22 155 143 14-5-3 11-12-1 8-2-0
Vegas Golden Knights 48 24 18 6 54 21 149 145 14-10-3 10-8-3 5-5-0
Edmonton Oilers 47 24 18 5 53 22 144 148 10-8-3 14-10-2 5-4-1
Winnipeg Jets 46 24 18 4 52 21 141 140 10-10-2 14-8-2 3-5-2
10 Nashville Predators 44 21 16 7 49 20 150 145 10-8-4 11-8-3 5-4-1
11 Minnesota Wild 45 20 19 6 46 19 135 150 11-5-4 9-14-2 4-5-1
12 Chicago Blackhawks 46 20 20 6 46 18 134 150 11-11-3 9-9-3 6-4-0
13 San Jose Sharks 47 21 22 4 46 19 126 153 13-11-1 8-11-3 5-3-2
14 Los Angeles Kings 47 18 25 4 40 18 118 146 11-10-1 7-15-3 3-7-0
15 Anaheim Ducks 46 17 24 5 39 13 116 147 11-9-3 6-15-2 2-7-1

 

BIG 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
15 Michigan State 5-1 .833 4-0 1-1 13-4 .765 8-1 2-1 3-2 2-2
24 Illinois 4-2 .667 3-0 1-2 12-5 .706 10-1 2-3 0-1 1-3
Indiana 3-2 .600 3-0 0-2 13-3 .813 11-1 0-2 2-0 2-1
17 Maryland 3-2 .600 3-0 0-2 13-3 .813 10-0 0-3 3-0 1-0
Rutgers 3-2 .600 2-0 1-2 12-4 .750 11-0 1-3 0-1 2-1
Wisconsin 3-2 .600 1-1 2-1 10-6 .625 7-1 3-2 0-3 2-1
Purdue 3-3 .500 3-0 0-3 10-7 .588 8-1 1-4 1-2 3-2
Minnesota 3-3 .500 3-0 0-3 9-7 .563 8-1 0-5 1-1 2-1
Penn State 2-3 .400 1-1 0-2 12-4 .750 9-1 1-2 2-1 2-1
Iowa 2-3 .400 2-0 0-2 11-5 .688 7-1 2-2 2-2 2-2
19 Michigan 2-3 .400 2-0 0-3 11-5 .688 8-1 0-4 3-0 2-3
Nebraska 2-3 .400 2-1 0-2 7-9 .438 5-4 0-4 2-1 0-0
21 Ohio State 1-4 .200 1-1 0-3 11-5 .688 9-1 1-3 1-1 3-2
Northwestern 1-4 .200 1-1 0-3 6-9 .400 4-4 1-4 1-1 0-1

 

MAC MEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
East
Kent State 3-0 1.000 2-0 1-0 13-3 .813 9-0 3-2 1-1 0-1
Akron 3-0 1.000 2-0 1-0 13-3 .813 10-0 2-2 1-1 0-1
Bowling Green 2-1 .667 1-1 1-0 11-5 .688 7-1 2-1 2-3 0-1
Buffalo 1-2 .333 0-1 1-1 10-6 .625 5-3 2-2 3-1 0-0
Ohio 1-2 .333 1-1 0-1 9-7 .563 6-3 2-2 1-2 0-2
Miami (OH) 0-3 .000 0-1 0-2 7-9 .438 5-3 1-4 1-2 0-1
West
Central Michigan 2-1 .667 2-0 0-1 9-7 .563 9-0 0-7 0-0 0-0
Northern Illinois 2-1 .667 1-0 1-1 9-7 .563 5-2 4-5 0-0 0-0
Ball State 2-1 .667 2-0 0-1 9-7 .563 5-3 2-2 2-2 0-1
Toledo 1-2 .333 1-0 0-2 9-7 .563 6-1 3-6 0-0 0-0
Western Michigan 1-2 .333 1-0 0-2 8-8 .500 6-1 2-5 0-2 0-1
Eastern Michigan 0-3 .000 0-1 0-2 10-6 .625 6-1 2-5 2-0 0-1

 

BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
Northwestern 4-1 .800 2-1 2-0 14-2 .875 8-2 4-0 2-0 1-1
Rutgers 4-1 .800 1-1 3-0 14-2 .875 8-1 4-1 2-0 0-1
15 Indiana 4-1 .800 3-0 1-1 14-3 .824 8-1 4-1 2-1 2-2
22 Iowa 4-1 .800 3-0 1-1 13-3 .813 9-0 2-2 2-1 2-0
Nebraska 3-2 .600 3-0 0-2 13-3 .813 10-1 1-2 2-0 1-0
20 Maryland 3-2 .600 2-0 1-2 12-4 .750 7-1 3-3 2-0 2-2
Ohio State 3-2 .600 2-1 1-1 10-6 .625 4-3 4-2 2-1 3-3
Michigan 2-3 .400 2-1 0-2 11-5 .688 8-2 2-2 1-1 0-3
Purdue 2-3 .400 1-1 1-2 11-6 .647 7-1 2-4 2-1 0-3
Michigan State 2-3 .400 2-0 0-3 9-7 .563 7-0 1-4 1-3 1-3
Minnesota 1-4 .200 0-2 1-2 11-5 .688 7-3 4-2 0-0 1-0
Illinois 1-4 .200 1-2 0-2 10-6 .625 9-3 1-3 0-0 0-1
Wisconsin 1-4 .200 1-1 0-3 9-7 .563 7-1 1-5 1-1 0-1
Penn State 1-4 .200 1-1 0-3 7-9 .438 5-4 1-4 1-1 0-0

 

MAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

Conference Overall vs
  W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt  Top 25
East
Ohio 2-1 .667 1-1 1-0 9-5 .643 5-1 3-3 1-1 0-1
Buffalo 1-2 .333 0-1 1-1 10-4 .714 5-1 3-3 2-0 0-1
Kent State 1-2 .333 1-1 0-1 8-6 .571 4-2 2-2 2-2 0-1
Akron 1-2 .333 0-2 1-0 8-6 .571 3-4 3-2 2-0 0-1
Miami (OH) 1-2 .333 1-1 0-1 8-7 .533 4-1 3-5 1-1 0-2
Bowling Green 0-3 .000 0-2 0-1 7-8 .467 4-2 2-4 1-2 0-0
West
Ball State 3-0 1.000 2-0 1-0 11-4 .733 5-1 3-2 3-1 0-0
Central Michigan 3-0 1.000 1-0 2-0 10-4 .714 5-1 5-3 0-0 0-1
Western Michigan 2-1 .667 1-0 1-1 9-5 .643 4-1 3-3 2-1 0-1
Eastern Michigan 2-1 .667 1-0 1-1 7-7 .500 4-2 3-5 0-0 0-1
Toledo 2-1 .667 1-0 1-1 7-7 .500 3-3 3-3 1-1 0-0
Northern Illinois 0-3 .000 0-1 0-2 4-10 .286 1-4 2-5 1-1 0-0