MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Baltimore 45 LA Rams 6

 

WEEK 13 NFL

Week 13 Games

Thursday November 28, 2019

Chicago @ Detroit12:30pm

Buffalo @ Dallas4:30pm

New Orleans @ Atlanta8:20pm

 

Sunday December 1, 2019

Cleveland @ Pittsburgh1:00pm

Jets @ Cincinnati1:00pm

Green Bay @ Giants1:00pm

San Francisco @ Baltimore1:00pm

Washington @ Carolina1:00pm

Tennessee @ Indianapolis1:00pm

Tampa Bay @ Jacksonville1:00pm

Philadelphia @ Miami1:00pm

Rams @ Arizona4:05pm

Chargers @ Denver4:25pm

Oakland @ Kansas City4:25pm

New England @ Houston8:20pm

 

Monday December 2, 2019

Minnesota @ Seattle8:15pm

All game times Eastern

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Brooklyn 108 Cleveland 106

Detroit 103 Orlando 88

Indiana 126 Memphis 114

Minnesota 125 Atlanta 113

Boston 103 Sacramento 102

Miami 117 Charlotte 100

Toronto 101 Philadelphia 96

Portland 117 Chicago 94

Milwaukee 122 Utah 118

LA Lakers 114 San Antonio 104

Oklahoma City 100 Golden State 97

 

NBA SCHEDULE

Tue Nov 26, 2019

LA Clippers @ Dallas                        8:30 pm               NBA TV

Washington @ Denver                    9:00 pm               ALT

 

Wed Nov 27, 2019

Brooklyn @ Boston                         7:00 pm               ESPN

Detroit @ Charlotte                        7:00 pm               FS-DET+

Orlando @ Cleveland                     7:00 pm               FS-OH

Utah @ Indiana                               7:00 pm               FS-IN

Sacramento @ Philadelphia         7:00 pm               NBCS-CA

New York @ Toronto                     7:30 pm               TSN

Miami @ Houston                          8:00 pm               SportsNet SW

LA Clippers @ Memphis                8:00 pm               FS-SE

Atlanta @ Milwaukee                    8:00 pm               FS-WI

Minnesota @ San Antonio            8:30 pm               FS-N

Washington @ Phoenix                 9:00 pm               FS-AZ

LA Lakers @ New Orleans             9:30 pm               ESPN

Oklahoma City @ Portland           10:00 pm             NBCS-NW

Chicago @ Golden State                10:30 pm             NBCS-BA

 

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Virginia Tech 71 #3 Michigan State 66

#4 Kansas State 93 Chaminade 63

#10 Ohio State 71 Kent State 52

#17 Tennessee 58 Chattanooga 46

#18 Auburn 84 New Mexico 59

#20 VCU 78 Alabama State 62

BIG 10

Indiana 88 Louisiana Tech 75

Butler 63 Missouri 52

Northwestern 78 Bradley 51

Richmond 62 Wisconsin 52

Nebraska 82 Washington State 71

MAC

Miami OH 67 Drake 59

Yale 73 Western Michigan 51

Northern Illinois 74 Oakland 50

Nevada 77 Bowling Green 62

ELSEWHERE

Earlham 79 Wilmington 76

Cincinnati 81 Valpo 77 OT

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Brown at UMass Lowell | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Caldwell at Norfolk State | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Wichita State vs. South Carolina (Cancun, Mexico) | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

Western Illinois at Ball State | 6 p.m. | ESPN3

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

Greensboro at High Point | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Fairleigh Dickinson at Notre Dame | 7 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

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

Arizona State at Princeton | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

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

Florida Tech at Florida Gulf Coast | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Florida College at Stetson | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Oneonta State at Binghamton | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

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

Goucher at VMI | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Brevard College at The Citadel | 7 p.m. | ESPN+

Radford at Monmouth | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN+

Northwestern State at UL Monroe | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

Houston Baptist at Houston | 8 p.m. | ESPN3

Canisius at UIC | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

North Carolina Central at Southern Illinois | 8 p.m. | ESPN+

West Virginia vs. Northern Iowa (Cancun, Mexico) | 8:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Stephen F. Austin at Duke | 9 p.m. | ACC Network Extra

UC Davis at California | 10 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Sam Houston State at CSU Bakersfield | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN+

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#10 Mississippi State 74 Marquette 68

Earlham 94 Bob Jones 68

Tennessee Martin 57 IUPUI 51

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

Tampa Bay 5 Buffalo 2

NY Rangers 3 Minnesota 2

Philadelphia 2 Vancouver 1

Pittsburgh 3 Calgary 2

Columbus 1 Ottawa 0

Nashville 3 St. Louis 2

Dallas 4 Vegas 2

Anaheim 3 NY Islanders 0

San Jose 4 Los Angeles 3

 

NHL SCHEDULE

November 26, 2019

Dallas (50%) @ Chicago (50%)8:00PM

Boston (50%) @ Montreal (50%)7:00PM

Minnesota (47%) @ New Jersey (53%)7:00PM

 

November 27, 2019

Anaheim (40%) @ Arizona (60%)9:30PM

Calgary (41%) @ Buffalo (59%)7:00PM

Philadelphia (49%) @ Columbus (51%)7:00PM

Edmonton (44%) @ Colorado (56%)10:00PM

Toronto (56%) @ Detroit (44%)7:00PM

NY Islanders (57%) @ Los Angeles (43%)10:30PM

Vegas (45%) @ Nashville (55%)8:00PM

Carolina (48%) @ NY Rangers (52%)7:00PM

Boston (53%) @ Ottawa (47%)7:00PM

Vancouver (41%) @ Pittsburgh (59%)7:00PM

Winnipeg (48%) @ San Jose (52%)10:30PM

St. Louis (44%) @ Tampa Bay (56%)7:00PM

Florida (42%) @ Washington (58%)7:00PM

* Estimated win probability in parentheses.

All game times Eastern

 

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING/DIVING

GIRLS

Richmond 93 Mount Vernon 88

BOYS

Mount Vernon 106 Richmond 74

 

HIGH SCHOOL STATE FINALS MATCHUPS

Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Class A State Championship | 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Lafayette Central Catholic (11-3) vs. Indianapolis Lutheran (13-0)

 

Class 3A State Championship | 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT

Indianapolis Bishop Chatard (13-1) vs. Heritage Hills (14-0)

 

Class 5A State Championship | 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT

Valparaiso (13-0) vs. New Palestine (13-0)

 

Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019

Class 2A State Championship | 12 pm ET / 11 am CT

Eastbrook (12-2) vs. Western Boone (13-1)

 

Class 4A State Championship | 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT

East Noble (14-0) vs. Evansville Memorial (12-1)

 

Class 6A State Championship | 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT

Carmel (10-3) vs. Center Grove (8-5)

 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

NCC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Central at Hamilton SE, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Heights at Anderson, 7:30 pm

Peru at Logansport, 7:30 pm

Western at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Harrison at Rossville, 7:30 pm

Metropolitan at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

McCutcheon at West Lafayette, 7:30 pm

Mississinewa at Marion, 7:30 pm

Warren Central at Tech, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Anderson at Lapel, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Marion at North Side, 7:30 pm

Central at Yorktown, 7:30 pm

Richmond at Jay County, 7:30 pm

Westfield at Kokomo, 7:30 pm

 

TEC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Hagerstown at Jay County, 7:30 pm

Winchester at New Castle, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Centerville at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Tri at Knightstown © , 7:30 pm

Union City vs. Lincoln , 2:15 pm, Bankers Life

Union County at Connersville, 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Randolph Southern at Winchester, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Cowan at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Centerville, 7:30 pm

Tri at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Crosspointe Christian at Lincoln, 11 am, Lincoln

 

MEC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Blue River at Burris, 7:30 pm

Union (Modoc) at Randolph Southern , 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Southwood, 7:45 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Centerville at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Daleville , 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Randolph Southern at Winchester, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Blue River at Shenandoah , 7:30 pm

Cowan at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Elwood at Wes-Del, 7:30 pm

Tri at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Scecina vs. Daleville, noon, Lincoln

 

EASTERN INDIANA

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Milan at Franklin County, 7:30 pm

Rising Sun at South Dearborn, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Rushville at Shelbyville, 7:30 pm

Union County at Connersville, 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Delta at Connersville, 7:30 pm

East Central at Jennings County, 7:30 pm

Jac-Cen-Del at Batesville, 7:30 pm

South Dearborn at Franklin County , 7:30 pm

 

 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – THIS WEEK

NCC

Plymouth 64 Logansport 27

 

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Anderson at North Central, 7:30 pm

Ben Davis at Lafayette Jeff, 7:30 pm

Westfield at McCutcheon, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Warren Central at Tech, 6 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Anderson at Kokomo , 1:30 pm

Harrison vs. South Side, 2:30 pm, Hoosier Gym

Marion at Tech , noon

Penn at Lafayette Jeff, 3 pm

Richmond at Central , 1:30 pm

 

TEC

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Lincoln at Centerville , 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

Oldenburg at Union County, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Hagerstown at Winchester , 7:30 pm

Tri at Knightstown , 6 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Knightstown at North Decatur, noon

Northeastern at Daleville, 1:30 pm

Union County at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Winchester at New Castle, 4:45 pm, New Castle

 

MEC

Wapahani 60 Wes-Del 26

Tuesday, Nov. 26

Blue River at Burris, 6 pm

Cowan at Eastbrook, 7:30 pm

Eastern Hancock at Shenandoah, 7:30 pm

Northeastern at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

Union at Randolph Southern , 6 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Blackford at Blue River, 1:30 pm

Cloverdale vs. Monroe Central, 3 pm, New Castle

Elwood at Wes-Del, 6 pm

Frankton vs. Shenandoah, 11:30 am, New Castle

Northeastern at Daleville, 1:30 pm

Union County at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Eastern Hancock , 1:30 pm

 

EASTERN INDIANA

Tuesday, Nov. 26

New Palestine at Rushville, 7:30 pm

 

Wednesday, Nov. 27

East Central at Greensburg , 7:30 pm

Franklin County at Lawrenceburg , 7:30 pm

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Batesville at Jac-Cen-Del, 7:30 pm

South Dearborn at Lawrenceburg , 7:30 pm

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Greensburg at Seymour, 1:30 pm

Mt. Vernon at East Central, 1:30 pm

Rushville at Jennings County, 1:30 pm

 

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1 Northwestern

2 Lawrence North

3 Crown Point

4 Homestead

5 Fishers

6 Penn

7 Hamilton Southeastern

8 Brownsburg

9 Jeffersonville

10 Center Grove

 

3A

1 Salem

2 Benton Central

3 Gibson Southern

4 Norwell

5 Heritage Christian

6 Mishawaka Marian

7 Silver Creek

8 Danville

9 Fort Wayne Luers

10 Winchester

 

2A

1 Triton Central

2 N. Judson

3 Linton Stockton

4 Vincennes Rivet

5 University

6 Shenandoah

7 Monroe Central

8 Crawford County

9 Lafayette Central Catholic

10 Eastern Pekin

 

1A

1 Loogootee

2 Jac-Cen-Del

3 Tecumseh

4 Oregon Davis

5 Trinity Lutheran

6 Morgan Township

7 Lanesville

8 Greenwood Christian Academy

9 Southwestern Shelbyville

10 Kouts

 

AP FOOTBALL RANKINGS

Rank School Votes Prev
1 LSU (11-0) 1537 (50) 1
2 Ohio State (11-0) 1486 (9) 2
3 Clemson (11-0) 1440 (3) 3
4 Georgia (10-1) 1347 4
5 Alabama (10-1) 1283 5
6 Utah (10-1) 1231 7
7 Oklahoma (10-1) 1189 8
8 Florida (9-2) 1058 10
9 Minnesota (10-1) 996 11
10 Michigan (9-2) 913 12
11 Baylor (10-1) 910 13
12 Penn State (9-2) 903 9
13 Wisconsin (9-2) 791 14
14 Oregon (9-2) 784 6
15 Notre Dame (9-2) 701 15
16 Auburn (8-3) 635 16
17 Memphis (10-1) 535 18
18 Cincinnati (10-1) 518 17
19 Iowa (8-3) 510 19
20 Boise State (10-1) 410 20
21 Oklahoma State (8-3) 266 22
22 Appalachian State (10-1) 206 23
23 Virginia Tech (8-3) 147 25
24 Navy (8-2) 99 NR
25 USC (8-4) 79 NR

 

COACHES RANKINGS

Rank School Votes Prev
1 LSU (11-0) 1561 (52) 1
2 Ohio State (11-0) 1510 (7) 2
3 Clemson (11-0) 1464 (4) 3
4 Georgia (10-1) 1351 4
5 Alabama (10-1) 1325 5
6 Utah (10-1) 1252 8
7 Oklahoma (10-1) 1223 7
8 Florida (9-2) 1074 10
9 Minnesota (10-1) 1014 11
10 Baylor (10-1) 924 13
11 Michigan (9-2) 893 12
12 Penn State (9-2) 857 9
13 Oregon (9-2) 816 6
14 Wisconsin (9-2) 799 14
15 Notre Dame (9-2) 737 15
16 Auburn (8-3) 652 16
17 Cincinnati (10-1) 535 17
18 Memphis (10-1) 528 18
19 Boise State (10-1) 493 19
20 Iowa (8-3) 434 20
21 Oklahoma State (8-3) 256 23
22 Appalachian State (10-1) 232 22
23 Virginia Tech (8-3) 123 NR
24 Navy (8-2) 110 NR
25 USC (8-4) 75 NR

 

AP MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL

Rank School Votes Prev
1 Duke 6-0 1610 (53) 1
2 Louisville 6-0 1512 (7) 2
3 Michigan State 3-1 1500 (4) 3
4 Kansas 3-1 1383 4
5 Maryland 5-0 1262 6
6 North Carolina 4-0 1260 5
7 Virginia 6-0 1232 (1) 7
8 Gonzaga 6-0 1222 8
9 Kentucky 5-1 1090 9
10 Ohio State 5-0 1033 10
11 Oregon 5-0 1006 11
12 Texas Tech 5-0 933 12
13 Seton Hall 4-1 866 13
14 Arizona 6-0 716 14
15 Utah State 7-0 702 15
16 Memphis 5-1 587 16
17 Tennessee 4-0 490 20
18 Auburn 5-0 488 19
19 Baylor 5-1 450 24
20 VCU 5-0 426 21
21 Colorado 4-0 290 23
22 Villanova 4-2 247 17
23 Washington 5-1 228 25
24 Florida 5-2 148 NR
25 Xavier 6-1 139 18

 

AP WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POLL

Rank School Votes Prev
1 Oregon 4-0 748 (28) 1
2 Baylor 5-0 722 (2) 2
3 Stanford 5-0 676 3
4 UConn 5-0 631 4
5 South Carolina 6-0 624 5
6 Texas A&M 4-0 595 6
7 Oregon State 5-0 592 7
8 Louisville 5-0 524 8
9 Maryland 5-1 515 9
10 Mississippi State 5-0 485 10
11 UCLA 4-0 443 11
12 Florida State 5-0 393 12
12 North Carolina State 5-0 393 14
14 Kentucky 5-0 376 13
15 Michigan State 5-0 327 15
16 DePaul 4-1 267 19
17 Indiana 4-0 224 18
18 Syracuse 3-1 202 17
19 Miami (FL) 4-1 180 16
20 Tennessee 5-0 133 23
21 South Florida 5-1 122 22
22 Gonzaga 3-1 120 23
23 West Virginia 4-0 100 25
24 Arizona 6-0 96 NR
25 Arkansas 5-1 61 20

 

TOP HEADLINES

Hoosiers Match Best Start Since 2012-13 With 88-75 Win Over Louisiana Tech

(INDIANA RELEASE)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana’s dominant November remains, well, dominant.

To a point.

Ditto for Trayce Jackson-Davis.

To a bigger point.

Louisiana Tech took its best shot Monday night as part of the Indiana Challenge at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall, but couldn’t stop what has become Cream ‘n Crimson basketball inevitability.

The Hoosiers delivered a first-half to remember, a second half to fix and won 88-75 to push its record to 6-0, it’s best start since opening 9-0 in the 2012-13 season. Jackson-Davis, the 6-9 freshman with an ever-growing upside, boosted his double-double total to three with 21 points and 11 rebounds.

And yet, it could have been so much more.

“We got off to a good start,” coach Archie Miller said. “Our guards attacked in transition. They made the game easy. We built a comfortable lead.

“Then it got sloppy.”

That was highlighted by 13 second-half turnovers. IU shot 32.0 percent in the second half after going 61.3 percent in the first.

“The second half was embarrassing with how we took care of the ball,” Miller said. “We turned it over coming out of halftime. The types of turnovers weren’t very good. It hurt us all half. We weren’t able to play the right way. It became a dribble fest, a turnover fest.”

For this, guard Aljami Durham said, blame him.

“We were facing a good team. We wanted to make a statement, play hard and set the tone. We did that at the start, but we’ve got to keep that tone the whole game.”

As far as the second-half struggles, Durham said, “I take responsibility for that. I have to make sure we don’t get in that situation. We can’t have a half like that again.”

It helped to have Jackson-Davis, who remains a free-throw-shooting beast (11-for-13) and inside catalyst.

“It’s his work ethic, his willingness to do the little things,” Durham said. “He’s going to be a big part of what we do. You see what’s going on.”

Added Jackson-Davis: “It’s a will. You have to want to get the ball. It’s timing where the ball is going. Offensively, my teammates are feeding me. I’m letting the game come to me.”

Durham contributed 18 points, four rebounds and four assists, but the five turnovers were a problem.

Fellow guard Devonte Green had 16 points and four turnovers. That, too, was a problem.

“Devonte has to grab the reigns of the team,” Miller said. “Al has to grab the reigns of the team. We need those guys to say, ‘Let’s get a stop, get a shot, calm it down.’ We can’t have that ineptness out there.

“We need leadership, command of the game. That basketball savvy coach on the floor you have to have. We lost it. They have to settle us down, get a quality shot. We weren’t able to do that. That was disappointing.”

Still …

“When the ball sticks and is dribbled,” Miller said, “that’s a nightmare for this team. The team that moves and runs hard and plays freely, that team has a chance to be pretty good.”

It will be better with guard Rob Phinisee, who was sidelined by a variety if injuries. Miller said he hoped the sophomore guard will be back in a couple of days.

“You can see a stabilizing force is needed at times on both ends of the floor. That’s what (Phinisee) is. We’ve got to get him back.”

Remember the slow starts that plagued IU through its first five games? That was as relevant for the first 15 minutes Monday night as the Pony Express.

The Hoosiers attacked a team known for its attack style, and Louisiana Tech blinked until it hurt, falling behind by as many as 23 points.

Then it faded away.

“I won’t get bent out of shape,” Miller said. “It was a good win.”

Louisiana Tech (4-2) was the highest ranked of IU’s opponents so far this season. The veteran Bulldogs – starting three seniors and two juniors — thrived on pressure defense. They had held four of their previous five opponents to 61 points or less. They ranked 20th nationally in scoring defense, allowing 57.4 points, and 17th in defensive field goal percentage (34.9 percent).

They also had a plus-8.2 turnover margin, forcing 18.6 turnovers and scoring 21.4 points off of them.

This was among the reasons why Louisiana Tech had won at least 20 games in three of coach Eric Konkol’s first four seasons.

But that hadn’t come against the likes of an IU team clicking for a while as it hadn’t at perhaps any time under Miller.

The Hoosiers were bigger, stronger and faster at basically every position, and took full early advantage.

With Durham scoring eight points in three minutes, the Hoosiers jumped to a 12-4 lead. Louisiana Tech had no assists and four turnovers.

The offense kept rolling. After nine minutes, IU was shooting 71 percent from the field, was 4-for-6 from three-point range and 5-for-5 from the line. The result was a 29-16 lead.

Green took over the scoring burden as the lead swelled to as many as 23 points with 7:29 left before Louisiana Tech began finding its shooting range. It closed within 14 before the Hoosiers settled for a 52-36 halftime lead.

Ten Hoosiers played in the first 20 minutes and nine scored, led by Green (15 points) and Durham (12).

IU opened the second half with two turnovers, only scored two points in the first three minutes and still extended its lead.

That didn’t last as the Hoosier offense continued to stall. Louisiana Tech crept within 13 points, then 11, then 10, then, with under a minute left, nine.

The comeback fizzled. IU’s unbeaten season continued.

“We’re very fortunate,” Miller said. “Hopefully it was one of those deals you’ve got to be able to get through. It definitely was a hard game to watch in the second half.”

 

Butler MBB Advances to Hall of Fame Classic Title Game with 63-52 Win Over Missouri
A quick start and a consistent defensive effort propelled the Bulldogs to a 63-52 win over Missouri in the semifinals of the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City.
Butler, now 6-0 on the season, advances to play in Tuesday night’s championship game. The Bulldogs will play the winner of Stanford and Oklahoma, who are playing in the second semifinal at the Sprint Center.
“This event has been a great experience and we’re thankful to be here at the Hall of Fame,” said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. “We knew it would be a physical game and we knew Mizzou’s defense is stout. One of those games when the first to 50 probably wins. Offensively, we got out to a great start. We moved the ball well and had good energy. After that, we really tied to stay focused on being in the moment and trying to fight in every possession.”
The Bulldogs hit their first six attempts from the field in taking a 15-3 lead. In that same 4:10 stretch, Butler had forced five Missouri turnovers. Bryce Golden had eight of Butler’s first 15, including a pair of three-pointers.
The lead grew to 25-7 at the 12:07 mark following a Christian David put-back. That would be the largest lead of the contest. Butler led 38-26 after shooting 61 percent in the opening 20 minutes.
Butler’s defense limited the Tigers to 2-of-11 shooting from three-point range. Missouri’s Jeremiah Tilmon and Mark Smith combined for only four points after entering the contest averaging 25.2 points per game.
Golden and Kamar Baldwin led the Bulldogs with 13 points apiece. Sean McDermott added 10. Butler shot 48 percent for the game and was able to overcome a season-high 14 turnovers.
The Bulldogs were able to keep the Tigers at arm’s length all night as the lead never got cut to less than nine in the first half or eight in the second half. A 6-0 spurt by the Bulldogs pushed the lead to 61-46 with 3:40 to play and put the contest out of reach. Bryce Nze had a pair of offensive rebounds in that stretch to key the run. Nze finished with eight points and seven rebounds as Butler won the rebounding battle, 29-20.
Dru Smith led the Tigers with 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting.
The Bulldogs will play in Tuesday night’s championship game, which is scheduled for an approximately 9:30 p.m. (Eastern) tip on ESPN2.

 

Jackson throws 5 touchdowns as Ravens rip Rams

Lamar Jackson basically hadn’t allowed the football to touch the ground Monday night until he dropped an ordinary shotgun snap late in the first half at the Coliseum. He picked it up, split the pocket and sprinted away through the Rams’ defense, going 35 thrilling yards before tripping right at the goal line.

Instead of celebrating, Jackson sprung up and remonstratively slapped both his hands on his helmet.

Baltimore’s brilliant young quarterback wants to be perfect. He got awfully close in his “Monday Night Football” debut with the fearsome Ravens.

Jackson matched his career high with five touchdown passes and ran for 95 yards in another splendid all-around performance, and Baltimore routed Los Angeles 45-6 for its seventh consecutive victory.

Mark Ingram rushed for 111 yards and a TD and caught a scoring pass while the streaking Ravens (9-2) became the fourth team in the 21st century to score touchdowns on its first six drives in a game. With Jackson operating almost flawlessly at the controls, Baltimore embarrassed Aaron Donald and the previously solid Rams defense by racking up 480 yards with its evolving brand of high-octane football.

“We’re clicking on all cylinders right now,” Jackson said. “It’s OK, but we’re trying to win the Super Bowl. This is cool, but we’re chasing that right now, and that’s what we’re focused on.”

The Ravens’ 22-year-old quarterback strengthened his Most Valuable Player case while going 15 of 20 for 169 yards and constantly making smart decisions with his arm and his feet. He hit Willie Snead with his fifth TD pass with 14:43 to play and took the rest of the night off, but even the LA crowd serenaded him with “M-V-P!” chants in the final minutes.

“That’s just operating at the highest level you can operate as a quarterback,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh said of Jackson’s first half, in which he went 9 for 9 and led four TD drives.

Snead and Marquise Brown had two TD catches apiece for the Ravens, whose winning streak is their longest since they won seven straight to close the 2000 season on the way to their first Super Bowl title. At 9-2, the Ravens have matched their best start since 2012, which ended in their second Super Bowl championship. Baltimore has outscored its last three opponents 135-26.

 

Report: Jason Garrett needs to ‘make playoffs and beyond’ to keep Cowboys job

Jerry Jones seemingly made it clear on Sunday that all the talk about Jason Garrett being on the hot seat is true, and it sounds like the Dallas Cowboys head coach will need to do more than just close out the regular season strong in order to keep his job.

Garrett is in the final year of his contract, and Ian Rapoport of NFL Media said Monday that the coach “certainly needs to make the playoffs and beyond” if he wants an extension from the Cowboys after the season.

That would suggest that simply reaching the postseason would not be enough for Garrett to assure he is brought back in 2020. Troy Aikman suggested over a month ago that Garrett needs to take the Cowboys at least to the NFC Championship Game in order to keep his job, so perhaps that is how Jones views things.

The Cowboys feel they have the right roster in place to contend for a title, and Jones alluded to poor coaching with some remarks he made after Sunday’s loss to the New England Patriots. Dallas spent huge money on an extension for Ezekiel Elliott and believes Dak Prescott is a franchise quarterback, so Jones is obviously upset with the underachieving.

Despite all that, the Cowboys remain in first place in the NFC East with a record of 6-5. Losing to the Patriots probably didn’t irritate Jones as much as some of the egregious coaching blunders late in the game. A few more of those and Garrett will likely be looking for a new job after the season, though he may already have his eye on one.

 

Report: NFL told Cowboys they got tripping penalty calls wrong

Dallas Cowboys fans have no doubt been fuming ever since a pair of tripping calls in Sunday’s 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots hurt the team’s chances at a win at Gillette Stadium. The NFL acknowledging they got the calls wrong may not change the outcome, but it could give the fans some vindication.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Clarence Hill Jr. reported on Monday that the NFL told the Cowboys they got both calls wrong.

The first tripping call was made against Tyron Smith in the first quarter and turned a 2nd-and-13 into a 2nd-and-23. The Cowboys ended up having their punt blocked on the possession, which led to the only touchdown of the game.

The second tripping call was even more high-profile and came against Travis Frederick on a third down play. The penalty wiped out a third down conversion and put the Cowboys into a 3rd-and-11 situation instead of having a first down. Dallas ended up turning the ball over on downs as they trailed 13-9 in what proved to essentially be the end of the game.

Seeing a close game decided in part by a bad call is not what the league wants, but that’s what happened on Sunday. The defeat dropped Dallas to 6-5.

 

Antetokounmpo scores 50, Bucks beat Jazz 122-118

Giannis Antetokounmpo had one of the most dominant games of his career and the Milwaukee Bucks needed every bit of it.

Antetokounmpo scored a season-high 50 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his 17th consecutive double-double to help the Bucks rally in the second half for their eighth straight victory, 122-118 over the Utah Jazz on Monday night.

“We threw everything at him. We threw everybody at him. We threw double-teams and he made plays out of the post,” said Jazz guard Mike Conley. “He got to the free throw line. When he started making the long-range shot, that really makes it tough. I was proud of the way we defended. We tried rebounding and tried to box him out, and he was too tall, too long.”

Milwaukee led 120-113 with 1:24 left, but Bojan Bogdanovic countered with a 3-pointer and Donovan Mitchell followed with a layup to make 120-118 with 43 seconds left. The Bucks missed on their next possession, but Brook Lopez blocked Mitchell’s driving layup attempt with 4.4 seconds remaining.

Wesley Matthews added 19 points and Eric Bledsoe 13 for the Bucks, whose last loss was at Utah on Nov. 8.

Bogdanovic had 24 points and Mitchell 20 for the Jazz, who were 21 of 45 on 3-pointers.

Antetokounmpo’s streak of double-doubles is the longest to begin a season since Bill Walton opened with 34 straight in 1976-77. Antetokounmpo, who had 32 points in the second half, played 38 1/2 minutes and did not commit a turnover.

“I’m impressed, I’m not going to lie to you,” said Antetokounmpo, the reigning MVP. “Great game and all that. My second 50-point game of my career. Doing it with zero turnovers and all that, that’s great. I see that they made 21 3s, and as a team we were still able to be in the game and still win the game. At the end of the day, all that matters is a win.”

Milwaukee trailed 57-48 at the half, going just 3 of 17 from 3-point range, but pulled even with a 10-0 run midway through the third quarter. Antetokounmpo’s 3-pointer from the top of the key tied it at 74 with 5:28 left in the period.

 

James leads Lakers past struggling Spurs, 114-104

 The Spurs were struggling to contain LeBron James in the fourth quarter and DeMar DeRozan knew firsthand San Antonio’s best chance against King James is to hope he misses.

Keep hoping.

James had 33 points and 13 assists, and the Los Angeles Lakers won in San Antonio for the second time this season with a 114-104 victory Monday night.

“Bron carried us tonight, hit big shot after big shot,” Lakers forward Anthony Davis said.

Showered with “MVP! MVP!” chants by a large contingent of Lakers fans at the AT&T Center, James put on a vintage performance against the Spurs. He had 12 points in the fourth quarter on 4-for-8 shooting along with five assists.

James was surprised by the cheers given he was the recipient of thunderous boos when he played against the Spurs in the 2013 and 2014 NBA Finals with Miami.

“I’m very appreciative because I’ve definitely gotten a lot of boos in this building in my career, playing a lot of finals games in this building,” James said. “To be able to have that support and they respect the way I play the game and they love the Lakers, it’s just a very humbling moment.”

Lakers fans had a lot to cheer this season in San Antonio.

The Lakers (15-2) have one game remaining against the Spurs on Feb. 4 in Los Angeles but have already won the three-game series against their longtime rivals in the Western Conference.

Davis added 17 points and 12 rebounds for the Lakers in his final game before returning to New Orleans on Wednesday.

LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and DeRozan added 22 for the Spurs. San Antonio fell to 6-12 after its 11th loss in 13 games.

 

Embiid held scoreless as Raptors beat 76ers 101-96

Joel Embiid returned to Toronto and had another night he’d rather forget.

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Fred VanVleet added 24 and the Raptors held Embiid scoreless for the first time in his career in a 101-96 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night.

“I can’t have this type of production,” Embiid said. “I would have never thought I would be here talking about zero points in an NBA game, but it is what it is. Some nights you make shots, some nights you don’t. Some nights you’re hot, some nights you’re cold.”

It was the first meeting between the teams since Kawhi Leonard’s dramatic buzzer beater that bounced off the rim four times before dropping, the winning basket in Game 7 of the second round of the playoffs in May. Toronto went on to win its first NBA title, before Leonard left for the Los Angeles Clippers.

Embiid, who was left tearful after that postseason defeat, didn’t do much Monday to erase those bad memories. Still, his teammates didn’t seem worried about their star center’s scoreless outing.

“Everyone has down games,” Sixers guard Ben Simmons said.” No one is Superman. It happened tonight to Jo, but he’s going to be good.”

Embiid shot 0 for 11, missing all four of his shots from 3-point range and going 0 for 3 at the free throw line. He finished with a game-high 13 rebounds.

“Defensively, they’re everywhere,” Embiid said of the Raptors. “They’re so long and they make sure they pack the paint.”

Toronto’s Marc Gasol scored just three points, but played a large part in controlling Embiid.

“I think you give Marc Gasol, a former Defensive Player of the Year, credit,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said. “It was a long night for Jo.”

 

Celtics hold off Kings 103-102 despite Hield’s 41 points

Marcus Smart had the ball bounce right for him and the Boston Celtics this time.

Jaylen Brown scored 24 points, Jayson Tatum had 20 and the Celtics held off the Sacramento Kings 103-102 despite a career-high 41 points from Buddy Hield on Monday night.

Smart had 17 points, including two key baskets, and seven assists. Enes Kanter added 13 points and nine rebounds for the Celtics, who had lost the final two games of a 2-3 trip to the West.

Smart sandwiched his baskets around a 3-pointer by Bogdan Bogdanovic, the second a spinning shot with 31 seconds to go that pushed the Celtics ahead 103-102. The first bounced off the front of the rim and fell in – a similar look to one that went the other way as time expired when the teams met in Sacramento.

“Yeah, it was a good feeling,” he said, smiling, of the friendly roll. “When I shot it, I saw it on the front of the rim again and I was like: `Not again. I’ve got to get it this time.’ It felt good to see the ball finally go in. It’s just ironic it happened to bounce like that again this time.”

In the team’s first meeting on Nov. 17 – a 100-99 Kings victory that snapped Boston’s 10-game winning streak – Smart drove and had his shot roll off the front as time expired.

Harrison Barnes added 20 points for the Kings, who had won seven of 10. Hield was 15 of 26 from the floor and went 11 for 21 on 3-point attempts.

“They’re (defenders) locked into Buddy, and to win in this league it takes a team. So we’re going to keep looking for him, but we need everyone to step up and make plays, and I thought we did it tonight,” Kings coach Luke Walton said. “We didn’t score the last one, but we gave ourselves a chance.”

Boston picked up the victory despite missing three starters. Kemba Walker was sidelined with a neck strain after a scary collision with a teammate last week. Gordon Hayward has a fractured hand and Daniel Theis was sick.

 

Anthony scores 25, Trail Blazers beat Bulls 117-94

After waiting a year for an opportunity to return to the NBA, Carmelo Anthony proved he’s still capable of a big performance.

Anthony scored 25 points in just his fourth game of the season, CJ McCollum added 21 and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Chicago Bulls 117-94 on Monday night.

Anthony was 10 for 20 from the field, including 4 of 7 on 3-pointers. He had averaged 13 points on 15-for-44 (34.1%) shooting in his first three games.

“It’s a humbling situation for me, but it’s a testament to the work I’ve been putting in,” he said. “My body feels good, mentally I feel good.”

Besides sharp shooting behind the 3-point line, the 10-time All-Star featured his usual mid-range game and even had a dunk.

“Vintage,” McCollum said. “We pulled out some old, good wine in there. Getting to his spots, hitting 3s, he got a dunk and he was talking like he always does on defense.”

Anthony now has 25,615 career points to move ahead of Alex English (26,613) into 18th place on the NBA’s career scoring list.

“You don’t want to take none of that stuff for granted,” he said. “When you’ve been away from the game, these small (milestones), they start to mean more and more.”

Damian Lillard had 13 points and 12 assists as Portland snapped a four-game losing streak.

Zach LaVine had 18 points for Chicago, which has dropped two of three. LaVine was just 1 for 5 on 3-pointers two days after making 13 of 17 while scoring a career-high 49 points Saturday at Charlotte.

“We played against a good half-court defensive team,” LaVine said. “We need to get out on transition more. They just killed us on the other end. We couldn’t keep up.”

 

Virginia Tech knocks off No. 3 Michigan State 71-66 in Maui

Landers Nolley II hit a big 3-pointer in the final minute and scored 22 points, helping Virginia Tech hold off No. 3 Michigan State 71-66 at the Maui Invitational on Monday.

The teams grinded through a back-and-forth second half. The Hokies (6-0) – projected 14th out of 15 Atlantic Coast Conference teams in the league’s preseason poll – went up 10 with 4 1/2 minutes left before Michigan State fought back within one.

Nolley responded with a 3 for a 68-64 lead with 47 seconds left, and Virginia Tech made enough free throws down the stretch to earn the marquee win in coach Mike Young’s first season.

Virginia Tech will face Dayton in Tuesday’s semifinals.

Michigan State (3-2) trailed 32-28 at halftime after preseason All-American Cassius Winston was limited to eight minutes due to two fouls.

Aaron Henry had 18 points for the game and Winston was held to seven on 2-of-8 shooting for the Spartans.

Michigan State has had a rough start to the season. The preseason AP No. 1, the Spartans lost starting guard Joshua Langford to a foot injury before the first game, and a week later, Winston’s brother, Zachary, was hit and killed by a train.

Michigan State lost its opening game to No. 9 Kentucky, but bounced back with three straight wins, including a hard-fought victory at No. 13 Seton Hall.

Virginia Tech started the season 5-0 for the second straight season – a first since 1981-82 – but has a revamped roster under Young, who took over after Buzz Williams left for Texas A&M.

The new-look Hokies made a school-record 21 3-pointers against Delaware State in their previous game but had to play a more grinding style against the gritty Spartans.

Taking advantage of Winston’s foul trouble, Virginia Tech pressured the Spartans into numerous mistakes, scoring 12 points off 11 turnovers before halftime.

 

Duke solidifies No. 1 in AP Top 25; Maryland rises to No. 5

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski set the record for wins coaching a No. 1 team when his top-ranked Blue Devils knocked off California and Georgetown on back-to-back nights to win the 2K Empire Classic.

He will have a chance to add to his 218-34 mark this week.

That’s because the Blue Devils (6-0) solidified their tight grip on the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll Monday. They received 53 first-place votes from the 65-member media panel that regularly covers college basketball, easily out-distancing second-place Louisville.

“There’s really no words. You can’t put that feeling into words,” said Duke sophomore Tre Jones, when asked about his Hall of Fame coach. “No one knows that feeling unless you do play for him.”

Of course, Krzyzewski would rather dwell on the progress of his team – which faces Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night and Winthrop on Friday – than another record on his resume.

“We felt starting practice that we could be good defensively with Tre there and depth. We’ve really devoted most of our practice time to defense,” Krzyzewski said. “As a result, I think we’ve gotten tougher. We’ve also spent a lot of time in rebounding. We’re finding ourselves offensively.

“We’re going to continue to try to find out about ourselves.”

The Cardinals avoided Akron’s upset bid Sunday to remain No. 2 in the poll, receiving seven first-place votes. Michigan State was third with four No. 1 votes and Kansas was fourth, setting up a showdown between the two heavyweights if they advance to the finals of the Maui Invitational.

“I think this is my fourth time with Kansas. We’ve kind of been around and kind of got a feel with what works from that standpoint,” Jayhawks coach Bill Self said of the Hawaii tournament, “but that doesn’t have anything to do with works during the game.”

Maryland jumped North Carolina to round out the top five, while Virginia received the only other first-place vote and was seventh. Gonzaga, Kentucky and Ohio State filled out the top 10.

The reigning national champion Cavaliers needed a late comeback to beat Arizona State in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament on Sunday night. They wound up leaning on freshman Casey Morsell and their stingy defense to counter a 19-0 run by the Sun Devils and escape with a 48-45 victory.

“It’s always a battle of wills and styles,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “We’ll keep trying to become more efficient offensively, but we can never give ground defensively. That’s our statement.”

RISING

Baylor was the biggest mover after knocking off then-No. 17 Villanova behind 22 points from Jared Butler at the Myrtle Beach Invitational. The Bears moved up five spots to No. 19 this week.

Tennessee climbed three spots to No. 17 after routing Alabama State.

FALLING

Villanova’s loss dropped coach Jay Wright’s team five spots in the poll, while Xavier fell seven spots to No. 25 after losing to Florida in the Charleston Classic title game Sunday night.

MOVING IN

The Gators were the only newcomers to the poll this week, and they joined Villanova as the only teams in the poll with two losses. They lost to Florida State and UConn but have won their last three.

MOVING OUT

Texas dropped out of the poll after losing to Georgetown in the 2K Empire Classic semifinals, though the Longhorns rebounded to breeze past Cal in the consolation game.

NEXT UP

The Seminoles were the first team out of the Top 25, a mere two points behind Xavier. Then came a wide gulf before St. Mary’s, Oklahoma and Butler – the latter of whom could meet in the Hall of Fame Classic if they reach the championship game Tuesday night.

TOURNEY TIME

Kansas and Michigan State are heavy favorites to reach the Maui Invitational title game, while Wisconsin and Auburn highlight the Legends Classic in New York.

The most intriguing tournament could be the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas, where the Tar Heels are joined by Gonzaga, No. 11 Oregon and No. 13 Seton Hall. Unranked Michigan, which also received votes for the AP Top 25, is also in the field at Imperial Arena beginning Wednesday.

 

 

College basketball player in Georgia charged with murder

 A starting point guard for a Georgia university women’s basketball team is one of five people indicted on charges including murder in the July killing of a man who was found shot to death in the parking deck of an Atlanta apartment complex.

Kennesaw State University’s Kamiyah Street, 20, turned herself in Thursday, according to Fulton County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tracy Flanagan.

The university’s athletic department said in a statement that once it found out about her arrest Thursday, Street was “suspended indefinitely” from all team and athletic activities.

Street remained in the Fulton County jail Monday without bond. Online court records did not list an attorney who could comment on her behalf. Her arraignment was set for Dec. 13.

Street and the four men named in the indictment all face charges including murder, felony murder, attempt to commit armed robbery, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony.

Atlanta police said in an emailed statement that officers responded around 1:45 a.m. on July 16 to a report of a person shot and found Nashiem Hubbard-Etienne, 21, dead in the parking deck. Preliminary information indicates it may have been a “targeted shooting,” and the investigation is ongoing, the statement says.

The indictment filed Oct. 22 names Street, along with: Cortez Devon Banks, 22; Dontacus Brantley, 20; Johnerton Blake Gilstrap, 21; and Tobias Raynard Wells, 20.

Police investigators were able to identify and secure warrants for the four men in Hubbard-Etienne’s death, Atlanta police Sgt. John Chafee wrote in an email. The decision to also charge Street was made by the Fulton County district attorney’s office, Chafee wrote.

District Attorney Paul Howard said in an emailed statement Monday that police had identified Street by reviewing surveillance video, and when she was questioned she admitted her presence and participation in the death. Police recognized that some form of immunity would be necessary if she was to serve as a witness for the state and forwarded the case to prosecutors.

An independent investigation of the shooting and its circumstances “clearly indicated Street’s involvement with the death,” Howard said.

The 14-count indictment says Hubbard-Etienne was shot to death during an armed robbery attempt and also says at least one shot was fired at a second man. The indictment does not say who fired the shots, but all five defendants are charged with murder and felony murder, both of which carry an automatic sentence of life in prison.

 

 

Colts expect ankle injury to keep Ebron out rest of season

The Indianapolis Colts have put Pro Bowl tight end Eric Ebron on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

He is expected to miss the rest of the season. Tight end Ross Travis was signed to replace Ebron.

The move comes days after top receiver T.Y. Hilton returned to the lineup and at a time when Indy’s offense has struggled. Ebron had 31 receptions for 375 yards and three touchdowns in his second season with the Colts (6-5). He was selected to his first Pro Bowl last season and can become a free agent after the season.

Travis played in four games with Indy in 2017 before spending last season on the injured reserve list. He was waived by the team on Aug. 31.

 

 

Coach Tony Sanchez out after 5 seasons at UNLV

 UNLV coach Tony Sanchez has been fired after five seasons in charge of the football program.

The school announced Monday that it is parting ways with Sanchez after this season, which wraps up with UNLV facing rival Nevada for the Fremont Cannon on Saturday. UNLV said it will immediately begin searching for a new coach.

Sanchez made the leap to the college ranks when he was hired by UNLV in December 2014 after six years as the coach at Las Vegas prep powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School. Sanchez is 19-40 at UNLV, including 3-8 this season.

UNLV credited Sanchez for his fundraising efforts that helped in the construction of the $34 million Fertitta Football Complex, which opened on campus this fall.

“We appreciate everything that Tony has done for our university and football program,” athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois said in a statement.

 

 

EARLHAM SPORTS ROUNDUP

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Late rally lifts men’s hoops past Wilmington College, 79-76

WILMINGTON, Ohio – A four-point play by senior Chainey Zolman and a pair of late foul shots from senior Blake Bonin helped lift Earlham College men’s basketball to a 79-76 win over Wilmington College, in a non-conference tilt Monday night at Fred Raizk Court.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Earlham 79, Wilmington (Ohio) 76

Location: Wilmington, Ohio – Fred Raizk Court

Attendance: 575

Records: Earlham 3-2 / Wilmington 1-3

THE SHORT STORY

Trailing by three, 76-73, with under 30 seconds remaining in the game, Zolman was fouled on his successful 3-point attempt from the top of the arc. He converted on the free-throw attempt to give Earlham a 77-76 lead with 10 seconds showing in the game clock, and Bonin clinched the win by draining a pair of foul shots with four seconds to play.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Earlham had four players in double digits, led by Zolman with 17 points and Kenneth Stalling Jr. with 16 points including three 3-pointers. Jamel Barnes Jr. and Thomas Sanborn each finished with 12 points; Sanborn drained four 3-pointers on the night, leading an Earlham squad that was 10-of-20 from beyond the arc.

Zolman finished with a team-high seven rebounds, while Blake Bonin had eight assists.

The Maroon and White shot 49.2 percent (30-of-61) from the field but was outperformed by a Wilmington side that connected at a 51.9 percent (28-of-54) clip.

Defensively, Earlham forced Wilmington into committing 16 turnovers, resulting in 24 points for the Maroon and White. EC finished with a mere six turnovers, its fewest through five games this season.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Wilmington led by as many as 15 points, 25-10, midway through the first half, before Earlham began to chip away at the Ohio Quakers’ lead. With WC leading 27-15 at the 6:16 mark of the first half, the Maroon and White went on a 14-3 run that featured three Thomas Sanborn 3-pointers and one trey by Jamel Barnes Jr., cutting the margin to one point.

Earlham eventually tied the game at 35-35 with 2:02 to play in the first half on a Conner Hubbard layup, but Wilmington pulled away for a 41-35 lead at the halftime break.

The Maroon and White overtook Wilmington again on a 3-point play by Zolman, giving Earlham a 51-50 lead. The Green and White regained the lead and held it until the final minute, setting the table for Zolman late heroics to lift Earlham to the victory.

WHAT’S NEXT

Earlham men’s basketball will open Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play on Wednesday, Dec. 4, when it travels to Lexington, Ky., to face Transylvania University. Tip-off is slated for 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Five Quakers in double figures lead WBB past Bob Jones, 94-68

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RICHMOND, Ind. – The Earlham College women’s basketball broke into the win column behind five players in double figures as the Quakers posted a 94-68 win over Bob Jones University, in a non-conference matchup on Monday at Druley Performance Gym.

THE BASICS

Final Score: Earlham 94, Bob Jones 68

Location: Richmond, Ind. – Druley Performance Gym

Attendance: 82

Records: Earlham 1-3 / Bob Jones 3-5

THE SHORT STORY

Earlham shot 68.6 percent (11-of-16) in the opening quarter and outscored Bob Jones, 30-12, taking a big early lead that proved insurmountable for the visiting Bruins. 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

Earlham finished with five players in double digits, led by junior Kayla Bowling with 16 points on 6-of-13 shooting from the floor. First-year Trinity McClendon netted 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting, while senior Zoe Curtis tallied 11 points. Senior Camryn White and first-year Neely Trenshaw each finished with 10 points.

Junior Rosie Newhart came off the bench to lead Earlham on the glass with eight rebounds, to go with her eight points.

Earlham’s 94 points were the most since posting a 102-64 win last season over St. Mary-of-the-Woods.

Kylee Leffew led Bob Jones University with 12 points, while Gracen Ledford chipped in with 11. Rachel Clark led all players with 13 rebounds.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS

Earlham jumped out to a 10-2 lead in the opening two-and-a-half minutes of the game, before Bob Jones whittled its way back to within three, 10-7, at the 6:17 mark of the frame. From there, the Quakers went on an 11-point run, beginning with an Acacia Tenette 3-pointer and ending with a McClendon layup, that left Earlham with a 21-7 lead with 2:42 left in the first quarter.

The Quakers’ first-half lead reached its widest at 23 points, 41-18, on a McClendon layup at the 5:55 mark of the second quarter, capping a run of six straight points by the Maroon and White. Earlham went into the locker room with a 46-31 lead at the intermission.

Bob Jones pulled as closed as 12 points, 46-34, to open the third quarter, but the Quakers briefly extended their lead to 72-48 with 26 seconds remaining in the frame on a 3-pointer from Bowling. The Maroon and White stretched that to a 30-point lead, 92-62, with 1:22 to play in the game following a Ciera Carter foul shot.

WHAT’S NEXT

Earlham women’s basketball returns to action on Monday, Dec. 2, when the Maroon and White travel to Wilmington, Ohio, to face Wilmington College. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

 

BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Co-Offensive Players of the Week
Shea Patterson, Michigan
Sr., QB, Shreveport, La./IMG Academy

  • Threw for 366 yards and five touchdowns in a victory at Indiana, becoming the first quarterback in school history with five touchdown passes in regulation
  • First quarterback in school history with at least four touchdown passes in consecutive games and the first to post back-to-back 300-yard games since 2015
  • Completed his first seven pass attempts before finishing 20-of-32
  • Claims his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and second in as many weeks
  • Last Michigan Offensive Player of the Week: Shea Patterson (Nov. 18, 2019)

J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
Jr., RB, La Grange, Texas/LaGrange

  • Rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Penn State, which entered the game with the nation’s No. 4 rush defense
  • Passed Eddie George for third place on Ohio State’s career rushing list with 3,902 yards and now needs just 60 yards to pass Ezekiel Elliott for second
  • Scored both Ohio State touchdowns in the first half
  • Claims his third career Offensive Player of the Week award and third of the season
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: J.K. Dobbins (Oct. 28, 2019)

Defensive Player of the Week
Chase Young, Ohio State
Jr., DE, Hyattsville, Md./DeMatha Catholic

  • Recorded three sacks in Ohio State’s victory against Penn State, setting the school single-season record with 16.5 and moving into fourth place in Big Ten history
  • Finished the game with four tackles for loss and two forced fumbles
  • Tallied a career-high nine tackles, including five solo stops
  • Receives his third career Defensive Player of the Week honor and second of the season
  • Last Ohio State Defensive Player of the Week: Chase Young (Oct. 28, 2019)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Keith Duncan, Iowa
Jr., K, Weddington, N.C./Weddington

  • Connected on four field goals against Illinois to give him a Big Ten-record 27 this season
  • Converted from 23, 45, 24 and 29 yards to tie a career high for most successful field goals in a single game
  • Moved into sixth place in school history with 36 career made field goals
  • Claims his third career Special Teams Player of the Week honor and second of the season
  • Last Iowa Special Teams Player of the Week: Keith Duncan (Sept. 16, 2019)

Freshman of the Week
David Bell, Purdue
WR, Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central

  • Caught 12 passes for 109 yards and a touchdown at Wisconsin
  • Recorded his fifth 100-yard receiving game of the season, tied for the third-most in a year in school history
  • Tallied his third game with double-digit receptions this year and now has at least one reception in all 11 games this season
  • Earns his fourth career Freshman of the Week award, tying teammate Rondale Moore from 2018 and Wisconsin’s James White in 2010 for the fifth-most in Big Ten history
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: David Bell (Nov. 11, 2019)

 

 

BIG 10 FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

With a 28-17 victory over Penn State on Saturday, Ohio State secured a berth in the 2019 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover and the outright Big Ten East Division title. The Buckeyes secured their eighth consecutive division title after improving to 8-0 in conference play and 11-0 overall. • The West Division participant in the Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover will be decided this weekend, with the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin game earning the right to face Ohio State on Dec. 7. The Gophers clinched at least a share of the West Division title with a 38-22 victory over Northwestern on Saturday. Minnesota earned its first division title after moving to 7-1 in conference play and 10-1 overall. • Ohio State currently leads the nation in both scoring offense and scoring defense, scoring 49.4 points per game and allowing 10.5. The Buckeyes won by double digits for the 11th straight game, which is the longest active streak in the nation. That 11-game win streak by double digits is tied for the fifth-longest streak by a Big Ten team and the longest since Michigan won 26 straight games by double digits from 1903-05. • Michigan’s Shea Patterson threw for 366 yards and five touchdowns in a 39-14 victory at Indiana on Saturday, becoming the first quarterback in school history with five touchdown passes in regulation. Patterson is also the first quarterback in school history with at least four touchdown passes in consecutive games and the first to post back-to-back 300-yard games since 2015. • Ohio State’s J.K. Dobbins rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in a win against Penn State, which entered the game with the nation’s No. 4 rush defense. The junior running back passed Eddie George for third place on Ohio State’s career rushing list with 3,902 yards and now needs just 60 yards to pass Ezekiel Elliott for second. • Iowa’s Keith Duncan connected on four field goals against Illinois to give him a Big Ten-record 27 this season. He converted from 23, 45, 24 and 29 yards to tie a career high for most successful field goals in a single game. • Saturday’s 19-10 victory against Illinois marked the 96th conference win of Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz’s career. Ferentz is now tied with Hayden Fry for fourth in conference history for the most Big Ten victories. • Twelve Big Ten standouts were named to the 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-District Football Team: Illinois’ Richie Petitbon, Michigan’s Jordan Glasgow, Michigan State’s Dominique Long, Minnesota’s Blaise Andries, Sam Renner and Antoine Winfield Jr., Nebraska’s Ben Stille, Northwestern’s Tyler Gillikin, Ohio State’s Jordan Fuller, Penn State’s Blake Gillikin, and Purdue’s Eric Miller and Rondale Moore. To be eligible for the award, a player must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 and have achieved sophomore academic eligibility. • Eight Big Ten schools – Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin – have reached bowl eligibility by recording six victories on the season.

 

THIS WEEK:

FRIDAY, NOV. 29

IOWA at NEBRASKA

2:30 p.m. | BTN

SATURDAY, NOV. 30

NORTHWESTERN at ILLINOIS

Noon | FS1

OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN

Noon | FOX

INDIANA at PURDUE

Noon | ESPN2

MARYLAND at MICHIGAN STATE

3:30 p.m. | FS1

WISCONSIN at MINNESOTA

3:30 p.m. | ABC

RUTGERS at PENN STATE

3:30 p.m. | BTN

All times ET

 

 

MAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

East Division

Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Kent State QB Dustin Crum

Kent State junior quarterback Dustin Crum (Grafton, Ohio) amassed 470 yards of total offense (369 pass 101 rush) and four touchdowns in a 41-38 win over Ball State on Nov. 23. Crum set a career high in both passing and rushing yards in the game. He connected on 69 percent of his passes (18-26) and connected on touchdown passes of 21-24-51 to Isaiah McKoy. He became the first quarterback to throw for 300 and rush for 100 in the same game since Josh Cribbs in 2004 and the first to throw for 350 since Colin Reardon in 2014. His 470 yards of offense are the most by a player since 1997.

Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Buffalo RB Jaret Patterson

Buffalo sophomore running back Jaret Patterson (Glendale, Md.) rushed for a career-high 192 yards and four touchdowns and added 35 receiving yards and another score in a 49-30 win over Toledo on Nov. 20. His five total touchdowns tied a MAC record for a single game. Patterson scored on touchdown runs of 1, 1, 2 and 7 yards. His four rushing touchdowns tied a school record for a single game in the Bulls’ FBS era. His 24-yard touchdown reception, late in the first quarter, was the first of five straight touchdowns he scored for the Bulls in the game.

Defensive Player of the Week:  Miami LB Ivan Pace Jr.

Miami freshman linebacker Ivan Pace Jr. (Cincinnati, Ohio) recorded six sacks in a 20-17 win over Akron on Nov. 20. The six sacks match an NCAA record for sacks in a single game. An accomplishment that has only been recorded three times in NCAA history, last happened back during the 2006 season. Pace, a true freshman, recorded those six sacks on just 18 defensive snaps played.

Special Teams Player of the Week:  Ohio K Louie Zervos

Ohio senior kicker Louie Zervos (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) became the program’s all-time leading scorer in a 66-24 win at Bowling Green on Nov. 19 at Doyt Perry Stadium. Zervos tallied a season-high 12 points off of a career-high nine made extra points and a 33-yard made field goal, bringing his career point total to 415 and breaking the previous school record of 409 points by former placekicker Matt Weller (2009-12). Zervos is now currently ranked 25th in NCAA FBS history in scoring. In addition to his scoring record, he ranks first in program history with 208 career extra points made and has made his last 116. He also ranks second in program history with 69 career field goals made.

West Division

Offensive Player of the Week:  Eastern Michigan QB Mike Glass III

Eastern Michigan senior quarterback Mike Glass III (St. Louis, Mo.) completed 20-of-24 passes (83.3%) for 235 yards and three touchdowns, while adding a running touchdown as well, in a 45-17 win at Northern Illinois on Nov. 19.  The win was the first for Eastern Michigan over NIU since the 2007 season and ensures that the Eagles will finish with a .500-or-better record for the third time in its last four season.  The performance also notched Glass to over 2,400–career passing yards, a mark which only nine players in Eastern Michigan history have outmatched. Glass’ performance has Eastern Michigan bowl eligible for the second consecutive year, and for the third time in the last four seasons, both feats that have never been accomplished in the program’s 128-year history.

Defensive Player of the Week:  Eastern Michigan LB Kobie Beltram

Eastern Michigan senior linebacker Kobie Belram (Antioch, Calif.) led with a team-high 10 stops, two tackles for loss and one sack in a 45-17 win at Northern Illinois on Nov. 19. Beltram leads all Eagles with 104 tackles on the season, while his 9.5 tackles per game is good for fifth in the conference and 20th in the FBS. Beltram has registered a team-best 21 tackles, 4.5 tackles-for-loss, and two sacks during Eastern’s last two games, both victories. Eastern Michigan is bowl eligible for the second consecutive year, and for the third time in the last four seasons, both feats that have never been accomplished in the program’s 128-year history.

 

MAC FOOTBALL THIS WEEK:

This Week’s MAC Schedule

Tuesday, November 26

*Ohio at Akron, 6:00 pm ET (ESPN+)

*Western Michigan at NIU, 7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT (ESPNU)

Friday, November 29

*Bowling Green at Buffalo, Noon ET (ESPN+)

*Kent State at Eastern Michigan, Noon ET (ESPN+)

*Miami at Ball State, Noon ET (CBS Sports Network)

*Toledo at Central Michigan, Noon ET (ESPNU)

 

Next Week’s MAC Schedule

Saturday, December 7

2019 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game

Miami RedHawks vs. West Division Champion (TBD)

Noon ET (ESPN2)

Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan

Last Week’s MAC Games

*Eastern Michigan 45, NIU 17

*Ohio 66, Bowling Green 24

*Miami 20, Akron 17

*Buffalo 49, Toledo 30

*Kent State 41, Ball State 38

Bye:  Central Michigan; Western Michigan

*Mid-American Conference contest

MAC QUICK NOTES:

  • The final week of the 2019 regular season features two games on Tuesday, Nov. 26 — Ohio at Akron at 6:00 pm ET (ESPN+) and Western Michigan at NIU at 7:00 pm ET/6:00 pm CT (ESPNU) — and four games on Friday, Nov. 29 all at Noon ET — Bowling Green at Buffalo (ESPN+), Kent State at Eastern Michigan (ESPN+), Miami at Ball State (CBS Sports Network) and Toledo at Central Michigan (ESPNU).
  • Division Champions! The Miami RedHawks have already clinched the East Division title and the West Division is down to Western Michigan and Central Michigan both tied at 5-2.  Western Michigan can clinch the West with a win at NIU on Tuesday, Nov. 26, while Central Michigan needs a Western Michigan loss and for the Chippewas to defeat Toledo on Friday, Nov. 29.
  • The MAC has six teams bowl eligible— Central Michigan (7-4), Western Michigan (7-4), Miami (7-4), Toledo (6-5), Eastern Michigan (6-5) and Buffalo (6-5).  Both Ohio (5-6) and Kent State (5-6) need one more victory for bowl eligibility.
  • Ohio head coach Frank Solich became the MAC’s all-time winningest head coach in league history after a 66-24 win at Bowling Green on Nov. 19. Solich has 111 career wins as the all-time winningest coach in MAC history(110, Herb Deromedi, Central Michigan, 1978-93).
  • Midweek MACtion continues!  The MAC will play 14 games on national television with games on Tuesday (8 games), Wednesday (5 games) and Thursday (1 game) during the final four weeks of the regular season in November on national television with ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN+ and CBS Sports Network providing coverage. The MAC began midweek football in 1999 and this year marks the 21st season of MAC midweek football.

MAC WEEKLY NOTES

  • Kent State’s Matthew Trickett’s22-yard field goal marked his third game-winner this season in a 41-38 win over Ball State on Nov. 23. Kent State quarterback Dustin Crumamassed 470 yards of total offense and four touchdowns with 369 yards passing and three touchdowns, while adding 101 yards rushing and another score. Crum became the first Kent State quarterback to throw for over 300 yards passing and rush for over 100 yards in a single game since Josh Cribbs in 2004.  Crum’s 470 yards of offense are the most by a Kent State student-athlete since 1997.
  • Buffalo became bowl eligible for the third straight season with a 49-30 win over Toledo on Nov. 20. Buffalo running back Jaret Pattersonrushed for a career-high 192 yards and four touchdowns, while adding 35 yards receiving and one touchdown. Patterson’s five touchdowns tied a MAC single-game record and his four rushing touchdowns tied a school single-game record in the Bulls FBS era.
  • Miami set a school record with 12 team sacks in a 20-17 win over Akron on Nov. 20.  Miami freshman linebacker Ivan Pace Jr.set a school mark and tied a MAC and FBS single-game record with six sacks in the contest. Miami running back Jaylon Besteradded a career-high 128 yards rushing and one touchdown in the victory. Miami has already clinched the MAC East title with a 6-1 record.
  • Ohio rushed for a season-high 342 yards and forced five defensive turnovers in a historic 66-24 win at Bowling Green on Nov. 19, as head coach Frank Solich became the MAC’s all-time winningest head coach with his 111th career win.  Ohio running back O’Shaan Allison rushed for a career-high 175 yards and three touchdowns, while kicker Louie Zervosbecame the school’s all-time career leader in points with 415 career points with a 33-yard field goal and nine PATs.
  • Eastern Michigan became bowl eligible for the second consecutive year and the third time in the last four seasons for the first time in the program’s 128-year history with a 45-17 win at Northern Illinois on Nov. 19.  It also marked the first win for the Eagles against the Huskies since the 2007 season. Eastern Michigan quarterback Mike Glass IIIwas 20-24 passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 114 yards rushing and one touchdown.

CENTRAL MICHIGAN MOST IMPROVED FBS TEAM IN 2019

Central Michigan’s dramatic turnaround from a 1-11 record last season to a 7-4 overall record this season is the best FBS win turnaround this 2019 season.  The Chippewas six win turnaround (1-11 in 2018; 7-4 in 2019) tops Navy (3-10 in 2018; 8-2 in 2019), Louisville (2-10 in 2018; 7-4 in 2019) and Georgia State’s (2-10 in 2018; 7-4 in 2019) five win improvement from the previous season.

WESTERN MICHIGAN’S BELLAMY LEADS FBS WITH 21 RUSH TDS

Western Michigan senior running back LeVante Bellamy leads the nation with 21 rushing touchdowns and ranks 10th in the country with 1,284 yards rushing.

WMU’S BELLAMY TABBED DOAK WALKER SEMIFINALIST

Western Michigan senior running back LeVante Bellamy was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2019 Doak Walker Award. The award is given annually to the top running back in college football. A native of Indianapolis, Ind., Bellamy leads the country in rushing touchdowns with 21, total points scored with 126 and total touchdowns scored with 21. He stands second nationally in points per game (11.5), 10th in total rushing yards (1,284) and eighth in rushing yards per game (116.7). Bellamy is second nationally in rushes of 30 or more yards with 10 and rushes of 40 or more yards with six. His 21 rushing touchdowns are the third most in the MAC through 11 games since 2000, trailing WMU’s Jarvion Franklin with 23 in 2014 and Temple’s Bernard Pierce with 22 in 2011.

WMU’S RICCI NAMED MACKEY AWARD SEMIFINALIST

Western Michigan senior tight end Giovanni Ricci was one of eight semifinalists named for the 2019 John Mackey Award. The award is given annually to the top tight end in college football. Among tight ends nationally, Ricci enters this week tied for the lead in receiving touchdowns with eight, tied for third in receptions with 45 and third in receiving yards with 611. A native of Loveland, Ohio, Ricci ranks third in the MAC in third-down receptions (15) and third in catches resulting in a first down (29). Ricci’s team-high 611 receiving yards are the third most in the MAC. In 43 career games as a Bronco, Ricci has totaled 92 receptions for 1,083 yards and 11 touchdowns.

 

BIG 10 BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

  • Thanksgiving week features a host of tournaments and invitationals across America and internationally for Big Ten programs.
  • Seven different Big Ten teams received votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) poll, issued on Monday, including three ranked in the Top 10. Michigan State tops all teams at No. 3, followed by No. 5 Maryland and No. 10 Ohio State. Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin are also listed among others receiving votes.
  • Eight different Big Ten teams received votes in the latest USA Today Coaches poll, issued on Monday, including three ranked in the Top 10. Michigan State is No. 3, Maryland is No. 8 and Ohio State is No. 9. Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin are also listed among others receiving votes.
  • Illinois’ Kofi Cockburn earned Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week honors on Monday after posting double-doubles in three Illini home wins. The native of Kingston, Jamaica averaged 17.7 points and 14.7 rebounds per game in the three wins. He set an Illinois school record for rebounds in a game with 18 vs. The Citadel. He is the only freshman in the nation averaging a double-double with marks of 15.8 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game.
  • The Big Ten welcomes back 17 students that earned All-Big Ten distinction in 2018-19, including Big Ten Player of the Year Cassius Winston of Michigan State. Along with Winston, Penn State’s Lamar Stevens (first team), Maryland’s Anthony Cowan Jr. (second team) and Michigan’s Zavier Simpson (second team) all return joined by three members of the All-Freshman Team: Illinois’ Ayo Dosunmu, Iowa’s Joe Wieskamp and Maryland’s Jalen Smith.
  • Big Ten teams will compete in a 20-game conference schedule for the second time, playing seven teams both home and away and six teams once (three home and three away). All 14 Big Ten teams will play one conference home game and one road contest between Dec. 6 and Dec. 18.
  • The Big Ten saw a record 10 teams qualify for postseason play in 2018-19. A record eight teams were selected for the NCAA Tournament and two in the NIT.
  • An NCAA-record tying seven teams advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament with Michigan State advancing to the NCAA national semifinals for the 10th time in school history.
  • In the final 2018-19 NET Ratings, 13 of 14 Big Ten programs were ranked inside the Top 100 of the NET Rankings, the most teams in the Top 100 of any conference.
  • The 2020 Big Ten Tournament will be held from March 11-15, and will be played at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis for a record 11th time since its inception in 1998. The Big Ten Tournament remains in the Midwest for a four-year span as it was played at the United Center in Chicago in 2019 and will be played Indianapolis in 2020 and 2022 and in Chicago in 2021.

Tue. Nov. 26

#3/3 Michigan State vs. Dayton/Ga. .2:30/8 p.m. ESPN/2

(Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Lahaina Civic Center)

Wisc. vs. #18/17 Auburn/N. Mexico….5/7:30 p.m.ESPN2/U

(Legends Classic at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Nebraska vs. G. Mason/Old Dominion .. 5/7:30 p.m. FloSports

(Cayman Islands Classic, John Gray Gymnasium)

NJIT at Rutgers ……………………………………7 p.m. BTN

Lindenwood (Mo.) at Illinois……………………8 p.m. BTN+

Wed., Nov. 27

Michigan vs. Iowa State……………………….12 p.m. ESPN

(Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis, Bahamas)

Penn State vs. Ole Miss ………………………..5 p.m. ESPN2

(NIT Season Tip-Off, Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

#3/3 Michigan State vs. TBD…………………….TBDESPN/2/U

(Maui Jim Maui Invitational, Lahaina Civic Center)

Northwestern vs. Kansas State/Pitt …………..TBD FS1

(Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans, Fort Myers

Tip-Off, Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Fort Myers, Fla.)

Nebraska vs. TBD …………………………………..TBD TBD

(Cayman Islands Classic, John Gray Gymnasium)

Thu., Nov. 28

#5/8 Maryland vs. Temple……………………. 11 a.m. ESPN2

(Orlando Invitational, HP Field House, Orlando, Fla.)

Michigan vs. Ala./#6/4 North Carolina..1:30/6:30 p.m.ESPN/2/U

(Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis, Bahamas)

#12/12 Texas Tech vs. Iowa …………………..8 p.m. FS1

(Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational, Orleans Arena)

 

Indiana and Maryland Earn Big Ten Weekly Women’s Basketball Awards

Hoosiers’ Grace Berger and Terrapins’ Ashley Owusu are this week’s honorees

Player of the Week

Grace Berger, Indiana

G – So. – Louisville, Ky. – Sacred Heart Academy – Major: Sports Management

  • Scored a game-high 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting while adding a career-best five steals and three rebounds in No. 18/25 Indiana’s win at Florida on Nov. 22
  • Had 12 points (5-8 FG) in the first half to help the Hoosiers open up a double-digit lead en route to a victory in their road opener
  • Recorded her second 20-point game this season, finishing one point off her career high (24 vs. Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 7)
  • Earns her first Big Ten Player of the Week award
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Amanda Cahill (Dec. 26, 2016)

Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll

Kathleen Doyle, Sr., G, IOWA: Challenged for a triple-double in the Hawkeyes’ overtime win over Princeton on Nov. 20, finishing with 21 points, seven rebounds and nine assists

Shakira Austin, So., F, MD: Averaged 15.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.5 steals per game with an .800 field-goal percentage in No. 9/10 Maryland’s wins over George Washington and Quinnipiac

Destiny Pitts, Jr., G/F, MINN: Scored a season-high 26 points, 19 in the second half, and added four rebounds and two steals in Minnesota’s victory over Montana State on Nov. 23

Freshman of the Week

Ashley Owusu, Maryland

G – Woodbridge, Va. – Paul VI – Major: Undeclared (Letters & Sciences)

  • Averaged 13.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game with a .500 field-goal percentage last week, pacing the No. 9/10 Terrapins to home wins against George Washington and Quinnipiac
  • Registered a season-high (and game-best) 19 points (on 8-of-12 shooting), along with six rebounds and a game-high six assists in Sunday’s win over Quinnipiac
  • Added eight points and season highs of seven rebounds and nine rebounds in Maryland’s Nov. 20 win over George Washington
  • Collects her second Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Maryland Freshman of the Week: Ashley Owusu (Nov. 18, 2019)

 

 

Illinois, Purdue and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Volleyball Awards

Illinois’ Brown, Purdue’s Hornung and Wisconsin’s Hilley, Rettke earn weekly honors

Player of the Week

Dana Rettke, Wisconsin

MB – Jr. – Riverside, Ill. – Brookfield-Riverside

  • Led the Badgers to sweeps of Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska averaging 4.5 kills per set on a .532 hitting percentage and 2.2 blocks per set
  • Led all players with 15 kills, eight blocks and three service aces versus Iowa
  • Added 12 kills against Nebraska while not recording a single error
  • Earns her eighth career Player of the Week honor and the fourth of the season
  • Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Molly Haggerty (Nov. 18, 2019)

 

Defensive Player of the Week

Marissa Hornung, Purdue

DS – So. – New Albany, Ind. – Providence

  • Led Purdue to consecutive sweeps with 5.83 digs per set on the weekend, posting a perfect 100 percent reception rate
  • Helped the Boilermakers outhit their opponents, .300 to .093, over the weekend
  • Chipped in six assists, two service aces and a kill
  • Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week accolade
  • Last Purdue Defensive Player of the Week: Brooke Peters (Sept. 4, 2018)

 

Setter of the Week

Sydney Hilley, Wisconsin

S – Jr. – Brooklyn Park, Minn. – Champlin Park

  • Averaged 15.2 assists and 2.5 digs per set during Wisconsin’s sweeps of Iowa and No. 6 Nebraska
  • Tallied 48 assists versus Nebraska, tying for third on the Wisconsin three-set 25-point rally scoring record list
  • Set the Badgers to a .366 hitting percentage over the weekend
  • Receives her 11th career Setter of the Week award and the sixth this season
  • Last Wisconsin Setter of the Week: Sydney Hilley (Nov. 18, 2019)

 

Freshman of the Week

Diana Brown, Illinois

S – Columbus, Ohio – St. Francis DeSales

  • Totaled 85 assists in two wins versus Maryland and Ohio State for 12.14 assists per set
  • Also posted 19 digs for 2.71 digs per set, added three kills on a .500 hitting percentage and posted two blocks, while directing the Illini to a .227 team hitting percentage
  • Receives her second career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Illinois Freshman of the Week: Diana Brown (Oct. 7, 2019)

 

 

THIS DAY IN SPORTS-1956

With one leg held rigidly in the air and both his fists clenched, the Rev. Bob Richards lay in the pole vault sawdust pit gazing up at the crossbar. The bar had tipped as if to fall after he brushed it on his vault. But it did not fall and Parson Bob from Laverne, Calif., won his second Olympic gold medal today. He had triumphed at Helsinki in 1952 and finished third at London in 1948.

Bob’s winning vault of 14 feet 111/2 inches today broke his own Olympic record. Although it was a gusty and a cold day- the kind of day pole vaulters dread-Richards was in wonderful form. Under the strain of the most intense competition, Richards remained unperturbed. He didn’t miss a jump until the bar had reached the 14 feet 111/2 inches.

By that time, all the competitors in the Olympic competition except his team-mate Bob Gutowski had been eliminated. While all the other competitors had been undergoing the tortures of jumps narrowly missed and the mental strain of knowing that one more bad effort would mean their elimination, Richards had been clearing the bar with business-like precision.

The battle for the gold medal was, as usual, intense and dramatic. At the start, there were fourteen competitors. Some were in trouble almost from the first because of the unfavorable weather conditions. Richards, stocky and muscular, was all business. He wasted little time when it came his turn to jump. He rushed to the starting point with a frown on his face and waited only an instant before he was off on his approach run.

With competitors falling out with each succeeding height from the initial 14 feet 31/4 inches, the bar was finally raised to 14 feet 111/2 inches. Gutowski made his first approach, but he went under the bar. Richards made his leap. For the first time during the day, the Parson knocked the bar over. Gutowski tried again. Once more he passed under the bar. Gutowski appeared to be favoring a sore leg.

Richards, still frowning, then made what turned out to be his winning leap. He emerged from the pit smiling for the first time during the day. His hands were pointed to heaven in an attitude of prayer. He said afterward the wind prevented the bar from falling.

Besides becoming the only two-time gold medalist in the pole vault, Bob Richards competed in the decathlon at the 1956 Melbourne Games. The original Wheaties pitchman, he appeared on cereal boxes from 1958 to ’69. He was elected to the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1983.

 

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1948       National League president Ford Frick steps in and pays $350 for funeral services, including the cost of a coffin, for the unclaimed body of Hack Wilson. The former slugger, who had died probably of alcohol abuse a few days earlier in a Baltimore hospital, is identified only as a white male.

1960       Moving from Washington, D.C. to an area near Minneapolis and St. Paul, known in Minnesota as the Twin Cities, the state’s newly arrived major league team changes its name and will be known as the Twins. The new American League expansion team now in the nation’s capital will continue to use the name Senators but will be an entirely different franchise.

1962       After capturing his second American League batting title, infielder Pete Runnels (.326) is traded by the Red Sox, as he requested, to the Colt .45s. Boston swaps the 34 year-old Texas native, who will hit only .252 next season for his new team, for outfielder Roman Medias.

1962       The Dodgers trade pitcher Stan Williams (14-12, 4.46) for Yankee first baseman Bill Skowron (.270, 23, 80). ‘Moose’ will hit .385, including a home run in Game 2, against his former teammates in Los Angeles’ four-game sweep of the Bronx Bombers in next season’s Fall Classic.

1963       Pete Rose, who still shares a room with his brother in their childhood home located seven miles from Crosley Field, is named the National League Rookie of the Year. The 22 year-old Reds second baseman collects 17 of the 20 votes cast by the BBWAA, with Mets infielder Rookie Hunt named on two of the ballots and Phillies right-hander Ray Culp listed on the other.

1974       Catfish Hunter, who claims his contract has been violated by the A’s for failing to pay $50,000 into a long term annuity fund, meets with an arbitrator and team owner Charlie Finley in New York. Peter Seitz of the American Arbitration Association will eventually rule in favor of the right-hander, making the Oakland hurler the first big-name star in modern times to become a free agent.

1975       Receiving 22 of the 24 writers’ first-place votes, Fred Lynn easily outdistances Royals’ first baseman/DH John Mayberry for the American League’s Most Valuable Player award. The 22 year-old Red Sox flycatcher becomes the first player in baseball history to win the MVP after being named Rookie of the Year in the same season.

1980       Philadelphia third baseman Mike Schmidt (.286, 48, 121), garnering all of the writers’ 24 first-place votes, wins the Most Valuable Player Award. Joining outfielder Chuck Klein (1932) and pitcher Jim Konstanty (1950), the 30 year-old slugger becomes the third Phillies player, the first in team history to be selected unanimously, to cop the prestigious prize.

1986       The Yankees trade 24 year-old right-hander Doug Drabek, along with Logan Easley and Brian Fisher, to the Pirates for veterans Rick Rhoden, Cecilio Guante, and Pat Clements. The Bronx Bombers will regret sending their rookie starter to Pittsburgh after he wins the 1990 Cy Young Award, posting a 22-6 record for the Bucs.

1996       With the owners’ approval of the collective bargaining agreement, regular-season interleague play and revenue sharing becomes a reality. The landmark agreement voted down 18-12 three weeks ago is ratified overwhelmingly by a vote of 26-4.

2002       Before playing two regular-season games against the A’s to open the major league season in Japan, MLB announces the Mariners will face the Seibu Lions and Yomiuri Giants in exhibition contests on March 22 and 23. Seattle features former Japanese superstar Ichiro Suzuki, who signed a three-year deal with the team in 2001.

2003       Hoping to add punch to their outfield, the A’s trade catcher Ramon Hernandez and disgruntled flychaser Terrence Long to the Padres for outfielder Mark Kotsay. The deal is contingent upon Kotsay’s back gets a clean bill of health.

2007       The Cubs re-signed 30 year-old free agent Kerry Wood to a one-year, $4.2 million deal which includes additional incentives for closing games. The fragile former right-handed starter, who turned down multi-year offers from other clubs to stay with Chicago, will be given an opportunity to become the club’s closer.

2010       The Dodgers complete their starting rotation by signing Jon Garland to a $5 million, one-year deal that includes a club option for an additional season. The 31 year-old right-hander joins the formidable foursome of Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Hiroki Kuroda, and Ted Lilly.

 

 

WORLD SERIES HISTORY

1936 World Series

In 1936, the New York Yankees were not only without their best player, but also perhaps the greatest player in the history of the game. Prior to 1935, the Yankees had released the legendary Babe Ruth, who went on to play briefly for the Boston Braves, and shortly thereafter retired from baseball. Many felt that “The Babe” was directly responsible for the Yankees’ dominance of the late 20’s and 30’s and the prospect of returning to post-season glory without him was grim. If New York would be able to prosper without Ruth in the line-up; it would be a tremendous boost for the future of the franchise. Ruth’s “replacement” was an up-and-coming rookie outfielder named Joe DiMaggio who hit twenty-nine homers and one-hundred twenty-nine RBIs in his debut season. Third only to Lou Gehrig and Bill Dickey, “Joe ‘D” as he would later be called, was a perfect fit for the old “Bronx Bombers”. Gehrig was coming off of a MVP season in which he hit forty-nine homeruns and drove in one-hundred fifty-two with a .354 batting average. Dickey hit twenty-two homers with one-hundred seven RBIs and led the team with a .362.

Pitching was also a major player in the Yankees 1936 season as six hurlers finished the regular season with double-digit wins. Their records include: Red Ruffing (20-12, 3.85 ERA); Monte Pearson (19-7, 3.71); Bump Hadley (14-4, 4.34); Lefty Gomez (13-7, 4.38); Pat Malone (12-4, 3.80); and Johnny Broaca (12-7, 4.24). Not only had New York proved themselves to be worthy without Ruth during the regular season, they were on the verge of a World Series streak that would last for the next four years. The Yankees return to the Series also coincided with the comeback of the National League champion New York Giants who were returning to the big show after a three year hiatus. Although the Giants did not share the dominant pennant run that the Yanks had (winning by only five games), they did have the most dangerous pitcher in all of baseball. Carl Hubbell, a thirty-three year-old lefty, had just won his last sixteen games and finished the season 26-6 with a 2.31 ERA.

Hubbell had more than earned the start for Game 1 and went up against twenty-game winner Red Ruffing. Mid-season acquisition, Jake Powell (who came over from Washington) was obviously not intimidated by the Giants’ “giant” and managed three base hits in his first three attempts. It mattered little as Ruth’s replacement in rightfield, George Selkirk, scored the Yankees’ only run with a homer in the third inning. Hubbell struck out eight and only allowed seven hits (none of which flew past the infield) on his way to a 6-1 opening lead. Despite the miserable debut, the Yankees went on to win four of the next five games while paying back the Giants’ pitching staff for Hubbell’s performance. In Game 2, they took Hal Schumacher and four relievers for seventeen hits including the second grand slam in World Series history by Tony Lazzeri. The entire line-up (all nine) had at least one hit and scored one run in the 18-4 massacre (Bill Dickey and Lazzeri each had five runs batted in apiece). The following day, newly acquired Bump Hadley delivered a 2-1 victory with a tie-breaking run knocked in by Frankie Crosetti in the eighth and solid relief from Pat Malone in the ninth.

Hubbell returned to seek revenge for his counterparts in Game 4, but suffered their same fate, allowing four Yankee runs (two off Gehrig’s second homer in as many days) in the first three innings. Despite his best efforts, the Giants’ ace was bested 5-2 by Monte Pearson, a recent trade-acquisition from Cleveland. On the brink of elimination, the Giants managed to stay alive with a crucial 5-4; ten-inning victory in Game 5, but it only postponed the obvious. Once again, the Yankee sluggers stepped up to the plate and blasted their cross-town rival’s pitching staff in an embarrassing 13-5, Game 6 romp. Powell, Lazzeri, DiMaggio and Rolfe each had three hits (with Powell adding a homer and four RBIs) as the Yankees wrapped up the Giants and another World Series title. In the end, the Yankees had finished the contest with an amazing sixty-five hits. Powell batted .455, Rolfe hit .400, DiMaggio batted .346 and Gehrig knocked in seven runs while boosting his RBI total in Series play to 31 in 25 games. The only highlight for their opponents came on opening day as Hubbell’s Game 1 masterpiece ended the newly crowned champion’s twelve-game winning streak. However, it would be of little consolation to the fallen Giants (and the rest of the National League) as the Yankees were about to start a new winning-streak of a different kind.

 

 

BEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES

Auburn 34, Alabama 28

Nov. 30, 2013; Auburn, Ala.

College football has seen a long list of incredible game-wining plays over the years. Many make this list, whether it’s Cal-Stanford or Doug Flutie’s Hail Mary. They were outstanding plays that deserve to be celebrated. Given the context, however, the most shocking game-winning play in college football history happened at Jordan-Hare Stadium on Nov. 30, 2013.

Consider that: 1) Two weeks earlier, Auburn beat Georgia on the fourth-and-17 tipped pass to Ricardo Louis, who ran for a 73-yard TD. 2) Alabama was undefeated, ranked No. 1, coming off back-to-back national titles and seeking a third. 3) Auburn had gone 3-9 the year before and fired a coach who won a national title two years before that. 4) At the time, it seemed like Auburn winning would end the SEC’s seven-year BCS title streak, as it would take an Ohio State loss to Michigan State to put the Tigers in the championship game. 5) The SEC West title was on the line between hated rivals ranked first and fourth.

The national championship wasn’t directly on the line this game, but never before had the stakes been so high for such a miraculous winning play. Down seven after blocking a field goal, Auburn tied the game with 32 seconds left on a 39-yard pop pass from Nick Marshall, who was just behind the line of scrimmage, to Sammie Coates. With the game tied, Alabama appeared content to play for overtime, but T.J. Yeldon ran for 24 yards and was knocked out of bounds … initially with no time left, but then one second left after a review. Cade Foster had missed three field goals for Alabama. Saban sent out Adam Griffith to try a 57-yard attempt with that extra second. Anticipating a short kick, Auburn planted Chris Davis under the goalpost. Davis caught the ball at the back of the end zone and took off running down the left side. He just barely stayed in bounds, got a few blocks and accelerated into wide-open field, delivering a walk-off field goal return touchdown that covered 109 yards to win the division, ruin Alabama’s titles hopes and lead to Auburn to the BCS title game. The Tigers lost to Florida State, but it will never lessen the jaw-dropping impact of the Kick Six.

 

SUPER BOWL HISTORY

1995: Super Bowl 30
Site
: Tempe
Result: Dallas Cowboys 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 17
MVP: Larry Brown (CB, Dallas)

Summary: The Cowboys came into the game as a two-touchdown favorite and looked ready to validate that early on. But they had to settle for field goals on a couple early drives and when the Steelers scored right before the half, it was only 13-7. Pittsburgh cut the lead to 20-17 in the fourth quarter and had momentum. Brown was able to win the easiest MVP honors in Super Bowl history though—twice in the fourth quarter, miscommunications resulted in the ball being directly thrown to him and it killed Pittsburgh’s upset hopes.

 

 

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
New England Patriots 10 1 0 .909 0.0 300 117 5 – 0 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 6 – 1 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 2 W
Baltimore Ravens 9 2 0 .818 0.0 386 202 4 – 1 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 7 W
Houston Texans 7 4 0 .636 0.0 265 249 4 – 1 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 1 W
Kansas City Chiefs 7 4 0 .636 0.0 308 256 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 1 W
Buffalo Bills 8 3 0 .727 0.0 231 173 4 – 2 – 0 4 – 1 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
Pittsburgh Steelers 6 5 0 .545 0.0 216 212 4 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 2 – 2 – 0 1 W
Oakland Raiders 6 5 0 .545 0.0 228 284 5 – 1 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 4 – 3 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 L
Indianapolis Colts 6 5 0 .545 0.0 244 226 4 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 5 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 1 L
Tennessee Titans 6 5 0 .545 0.0 245 217 4 – 2 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 4 – 4 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 2 W
Cleveland Browns 5 6 0 .455 1.0 233 252 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 2 – 0 – 0 3 W
Jacksonville Jaguars 4 7 0 .364 2.0 209 264 2 – 3 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 4 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 3 L
Los Angeles Chargers 4 7 0 .364 2.0 224 218 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 0 – 3 – 0 2 L
New York Jets 4 7 0 .364 2.0 198 258 3 – 3 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 1 – 6 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 3 W
Denver Broncos 3 8 0 .273 3.0 175 217 2 – 3 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 2 L
Miami Dolphins 2 9 0 .182 4.0 163 346 1 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 2 – 7 – 0 1 – 3 – 0 2 L
Cincinnati Bengals 0 11 0 .000 6.0 157 292 0 – 5 – 0 0 – 6 – 0 0 – 7 – 0 0 – 4 – 0 11 L
National Football Conference
  W L T Pct GB PF PA Home Road vs. Conf vs. Div Streak
San Francisco 49ers 10 1 0 .909 0.0 332 163 5 – 1 – 0 5 – 0 – 0 7 – 1 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
New Orleans Saints 9 2 0 .818 0.0 272 230 5 – 1 – 0 4 – 1 – 0 7 – 2 – 0 3 – 1 – 0 2 W
Green Bay Packers 8 3 0 .727 0.0 258 242 5 – 1 – 0 3 – 2 – 0 5 – 2 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 1 L
Dallas Cowboys 6 5 0 .545 0.0 295 210 3 – 2 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 5 – 3 – 0 4 – 0 – 0 1 L
Seattle Seahawks 9 2 0 .818 0.0 292 263 3 – 2 – 0 6 – 0 – 0 6 – 1 – 0 3 – 0 – 0 4 W
Minnesota Vikings 8 3 0 .727 0.0 289 205 5 – 0 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 6 – 2 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 2 W
Los Angeles Rams 6 5 0 .545 2.0 249 243 3 – 3 – 0 3 – 2 – 0 4 – 3 – 0 0 – 2 – 0 1 L
Chicago Bears 5 6 0 .455 3.0 188 188 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 4 – 4 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 W
Philadelphia Eagles 5 6 0 .455 3.0 243 247 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 1 – 1 – 0 2 L
Carolina Panthers 5 6 0 .455 3.0 259 291 2 – 3 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 1 – 3 – 0 3 L
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 7 0 .364 4.0 312 335 1 – 4 – 0 3 – 3 – 0 4 – 6 – 0 2 – 3 – 0 1 W
Detroit Lions 3 7 1 .318 4.5 260 291 2 – 3 – 0 1 – 4 – 1 2 – 5 – 1 0 – 3 – 0 4 L
Arizona Cardinals 3 7 1 .318 4.5 248 317 1 – 3 – 1 2 – 4 – 0 2 – 6 – 1 0 – 3 – 0 4 L
Atlanta Falcons 3 8 0 .273 5.0 242 297 1 – 4 – 0 2 – 4 – 0 3 – 5 – 0 2 – 1 – 0 1 L
New York Giants 2 9 0 .182 6.0 217 308 1 – 4 – 0 1 – 5 – 0 2 – 6 – 0 1 – 2 – 0 7 L
Washington Redskins 2 9 0 .182 6.0 144 269 1 – 5 – 0 1 – 4 – 0 1 – 6 – 0 0 – 3 – 0 1 W

 

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 14 3 .824 6-1 8-2 5-0 8-2 9-1 8 W
Boston 12 4 .750 1.5 6-0 6-4 3-1 7-1 7-3 1 W
Miami 12 4 .750 1.5 7-0 5-4 3-0 8-1 7-3 1 W
Toronto 12 4 .750 1.5 7-0 5-4 1-1 7-2 8-2 4 W
Philadelphia 11 6 .647 3.0 7-0 4-6 2-1 8-2 6-4 1 L
Indiana 10 6 .625 3.5 7-2 3-4 3-4 8-5 7-3 3 W
Brooklyn 9 8 .529 5.0 5-3 4-5 2-0 5-3 6-4 4 W
Orlando 6 10 .375 7.5 6-3 0-7 1-1 4-7 4-6 3 L
Washington 5 9 .357 7.5 3-4 2-5 1-1 2-4 4-6 1 L
10 Detroit 6 11 .353 8.0 5-3 1-8 2-4 6-10 3-7 1 W
11 Charlotte 6 12 .333 8.5 3-5 3-7 0-2 4-7 2-8 5 L
12 Chicago 6 12 .333 8.5 3-7 3-5 2-4 5-9 4-6 1 L
13 Cleveland 5 12 .294 9.0 3-5 2-7 2-2 4-10 3-7 1 L
14 Atlanta 4 13 .235 10.0 2-7 2-6 1-2 2-7 1-9 7 L
15 New York 4 13 .235 10.0 3-6 1-7 0-5 2-10 3-7 3 L
Western Conference
  W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
LA Lakers 15 2 .882 8-1 7-1 3-1 11-1 9-1 8 W
Denver 12 3 .800 2.0 7-2 5-1 2-0 7-2 9-1 5 W
LA Clippers 12 5 .706 3.0 11-1 1-4 2-1 8-4 7-3 5 W
Dallas 11 5 .688 3.5 6-3 5-2 4-0 6-2 7-3 5 W
Houston 11 6 .647 4.0 6-2 5-4 3-1 8-3 7-3 3 L
Utah 11 6 .647 4.0 8-1 3-5 2-1 8-5 7-3 1 L
Minnesota 9 8 .529 6.0 3-6 6-2 1-2 3-5 5-5 1 W
Phoenix 8 8 .500 6.5 5-5 3-3 3-2 5-6 4-6 1 L
Sacramento 7 9 .438 7.5 4-3 3-6 1-2 3-5 6-4 1 L
10 Oklahoma City 6 10 .375 8.5 5-4 1-6 0-2 4-7 4-6 1 W
11 New Orleans 6 11 .353 9.0 4-4 2-7 0-3 5-7 5-5 2 L
12 Portland 6 12 .333 9.5 1-4 5-8 1-1 4-7 3-7 1 W
13 San Antonio 6 12 .333 9.5 4-5 2-7 0-2 3-7 1-9 1 L
14 Memphis 5 11 .313 9.5 3-7 2-4 1-2 3-7 4-6 4 L
15 Golden State 3 15 .167 12.5 1-7 2-8 0-3 3-13 1-9 3 L

 

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Washington Capitals 25 16 4 5 37 13 91 75 6-2-4 10-2-1 6-2-2
Boston Bruins 23 15 3 5 35 15 83 60 9-0-4 6-3-1 5-2-3
New York Islanders 22 16 4 2 34 14 68 54 10-2-1 6-2-1 7-1-2
Carolina Hurricanes 24 15 8 1 31 14 83 68 8-4-0 7-4-1 6-4-0
Florida Panthers 24 12 7 5 29 9 88 89 6-3-2 6-4-3 5-4-1
Montreal Canadiens 23 11 7 5 27 9 80 75 6-4-2 5-3-3 4-3-3
Pittsburgh Penguins 24 13 7 4 30 12 81 62 9-3-2 4-4-2 5-2-3
Philadelphia Flyers 24 12 7 5 29 9 72 72 7-1-4 5-6-1 5-2-3
Tampa Bay Lightning 21 12 7 2 26 11 80 68 6-2-1 6-5-1 7-3-0
10 Toronto Maple Leafs 25 11 10 4 26 10 81 85 6-3-4 5-7-0 4-5-1
11 Buffalo Sabres 24 11 10 3 25 10 69 73 6-3-2 5-7-1 2-7-1
12 New York Rangers 22 11 9 2 24 11 74 78 7-4-2 4-5-0 6-3-1
13 Columbus Blue Jackets 23 10 9 4 24 10 59 73 7-5-1 3-4-3 5-4-1
14 Ottawa Senators 24 11 12 1 23 11 65 72 7-4-0 4-8-1 7-3-0
15 New Jersey Devils 22 8 10 4 20 7 57 79 4-4-4 4-6-0 5-5-0
16 Detroit Red Wings 26 7 16 3 17 7 59 98 4-7-1 3-9-2 3-5-2
Western Conference
  GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Edmonton Oilers 26 16 7 3 35 14 85 73 7-2-2 9-5-1 6-3-1
St. Louis Blues 25 14 5 6 34 14 74 69 7-3-3 7-2-3 5-2-3
Dallas Stars 25 15 8 2 32 14 72 59 9-3-1 6-5-1 9-0-1
Arizona Coyotes 25 14 8 3 31 11 71 58 6-5-1 8-3-2 5-4-1
Winnipeg Jets 24 14 9 1 29 12 68 73 6-5-1 8-4-0 7-2-1
Vancouver Canucks 25 12 9 4 28 9 79 71 5-2-3 7-7-1 3-6-1
Colorado Avalanche 23 13 8 2 28 13 81 69 6-3-1 7-5-1 5-5-0
San Jose Sharks 25 13 11 1 27 11 73 83 8-5-0 5-6-1 9-1-0
Vegas Golden Knights 26 11 11 4 26 9 77 77 6-5-3 5-6-1 2-6-2
10 Calgary Flames 27 11 12 4 26 8 67 83 6-3-2 5-9-2 3-5-2
11 Nashville Predators 23 11 9 3 25 10 81 78 7-5-2 4-4-1 3-6-1
12 Anaheim Ducks 25 11 11 3 25 11 68 75 7-4-2 4-7-1 2-5-3
13 Chicago Blackhawks 23 9 9 5 23 9 66 69 6-5-2 3-4-3 5-3-2
14 Minnesota Wild 24 9 11 4 22 9 66 80 5-1-2 4-10-2 5-2-3
15 Los Angeles Kings 24 9 13 2 20 9 63 83 7-5-1 2-8-1 4-4-2