INDIANA SRN BROADCAST SCHEDULE

FRI DEC 35:50PWEST VIGO VS. @ GREENCASTLEBasketball Girls
FRI DEC 37:20PWEST VIGO VS. @ GREENCASTLEBasketball Boys
SAT DEC 41:20PGUERIN CATHOLIC @ COVENANT CHRISTIANBasketball Girls
SAT DEC 45:20PINDIAN CREEK @ GREENCASTLEBasketball Girls
SAT DEC 47:20PCOVENANT CHRISTIAN @ SCECINABasketball Boys
SAT DEC 47:20PUNIVERSITY @ GREENWOOD CHRISTIANBasketball Boys
SAT DEC 47:20PHAMILTON HEIGHTS VS. @ GUERIN CATHOLICBasketball Boys
SAT DEC 47:50PINDIAN CREEK @ GREENCASTLEBasketball Boys
TUE DEC 77:20PCOVENANT CHRISTIAN VS. HERITAGE CHRISTIANBasketball Girls
TUE DEC 77:20PWASHINGTON VS. CHATARDBasketball Boys
THUR DEC 95:50PSHORTRIDGE @ TRADERS PTBasketball Girls
THUR DEC 97:20PGREENWOOD CHRISTIAN VS. COVENANT CHRISTIANBasketball Boys
FRI DEC 105:50PCHATARD VS. HERITAGE CHRISTIANBasketball Girls
FRI DEC 107:20PSOUTH PUTNAM VS. GREENCASTLEBasketball Boys
SAT DEC 111:20PGREENWOOD CHRISTIAN VS. COVENANT CHRISTIANBasketball Girls
SAT DEC 117:20PEVANSVILLE BOSSE VS. CHATARDBasketball Boys
SAT DEC 117:20PBREBEUF VS. COVENANT CHRISTIANBasketball Boys

INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL

BREMEN68LAVILLE40 
DUGGER UNION59HUTSONVILLE/PALESTINE (ILL.)49 
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL56PIKE CENTRAL40 
INDIANA DEAF63PHALEN ACADEMY53 
NORTH WHITE55VICTORY CHRISTIAN54 
NORTHEASTERN69CENTERVILLE15 
NORWELL47OAK HILL35 
TRITON CENTRAL67WALDRON47 

TONIGHT:

ANGOLAATCENTRAL NOBLE7:30 PM
ARGOSATPLYMOUTH8:00 PM
BATESVILLEATGREENSBURG7:30 PM
BELLMONTATWHITKO7:30 PM
BEN DAVISATPIKE7:30 PM
BLOOMFIELDATSHAKAMAK7:30 PM
BLOOMINGTON SOUTHATBEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE7:30 PM
BOONE GROVEATWASHINGTON TWP.8:00 PM
BORDENATLANESVILLE7:30 PM
BOWMAN ACADEMYATGARY 21ST CENTURY8:00 PM
BREBEUF JESUITATINDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL7:30 PM
BROWN COUNTYATEASTERN GREENE7:00 PM
BROWNSBURGATFRANKLIN CENTRAL7:30 PM
BROWNSTOWN CENTRALATSEYMOUR7:30 PM
CALUMET CHRISTIANATLAKE STATION8:00 PM
CARMELATLAWRENCE CENTRAL7:30 PM
CARROLL (FLORA)ATFRONTIER7:30 PM
CASCADEATMONROVIA7:30 PM
CHURUBUSCOATWESTVIEW7:30 PM
CLINTON CHRISTIANATBETHANY CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
CLOVERDALEATEDGEWOOD7:30 PM
COLUMBIA CITYATFORT WAYNE CANTERBURY7:30 PM
COLUMBUS CHRISTIANATSEVEN OAKS CLASSICAL8:00 PM
COLUMBUS EASTATTRINITY LUTHERAN7:30 PM
CORYDON CENTRALATNORTH HARRISON7:30 PM
COVENANT CHRISTIANATCOVINGTON7:30 PM
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (DEMOTTE)ATKOUTS8:00 PM
COWANATTRI-CENTRAL7:30 PM
CRAWFORDSVILLEATLEBANON7:30 PM
CROTHERSVILLEATCANNELTON8:00 PM
CULVER ACADEMYATMISHAWAKA7:30 PM
EAST CENTRALATMILAN7:30 PM
EAST CHICAGO CENTRALATVALPARAISO8:00 PM
EASTBROOKATEASTERN (GREENTOWN)7:30 PM
EMINENCEATNORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)7:30 PM
EVANSVILLE BOSSEATBOONVILLE8:00 PM
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIANATOWENSBORO (KY.)8:00 PM
EVANSVILLE HARRISONATNEW ALBANY8:00 PM
EVANSVILLE MEMORIALATTERRE HAUTE SOUTH8:00 PM
EVANSVILLE NORTHVS.JEFFERSONVILLE7:30 PM
FAIRFIELDATPRAIRIE HEIGHTS7:30 PM
FAITH CHRISTIANATDELPHI7:30 PM
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWKATNEW HAVEN7:30 PM
FORT WAYNE NORTHATDEKALB7:30 PM
FOUNTAIN CENTRALATCLINTON CENTRAL7:30 PM
FRANKLINATDECATUR CENTRAL7:30 PM
FREMONTATLAKELAND7:30 PM
HAGERSTOWNATGREENFIELD-CENTRAL7:30 PM
HAMILTONATELKHART CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERNATAVON7:30 PM
HAMMOND MORTONATCHESTERTON8:00 PM
HANOVER CENTRALATWHITING8:00 PM
HAUSERATMORRISTOWN7:30 PM
HIGHLANDATCROWN POINT8:00 PM
HOMESTEADATWARSAW7:45 PM
INDIANAPOLIS HOMESCHOOLATWARREN CENTRAL7:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITANATLIBERTY CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS RITTERATDANVILLE8:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINAATPARK TUDOR7:30 PM
IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMYATINDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON7:30 PM
JAC-CEN-DELATSOUTH DEARBORN7:30 PM
JIMTOWNATCONCORD7:45 PM
JOHN GLENNATELKHART7:30 PM
KNIGHTSTOWNATUNION COUNTY7:30 PM
KNOXATTIPPECANOE VALLEY7:45 PM
LACROSSEATWESTVILLE8:00 PM
LAKELAND CHRISTIANATCULVER8:00 PM
LAKEWOOD PARKATGARRETT7:30 PM
LAPELATPENDLETON HEIGHTS7:30 PM
LEOATHERITAGE7:30 PM
LINTON-STOCKTONATCLAY CITY7:30 PM
MADISONATJENNINGS COUNTY7:30 PM
MANCHESTERATWAWASEE7:30 PM
MARTINSVILLEATGREENWOOD7:30 PM
MICHIGAN CITYATGARY WEST8:00 PM
MISHAWAKA MARIANATSOUTH BEND RILEY7:30 PM
MITCHELLATCRAWFORD COUNTY7:30 PM
MONROE CENTRALATDALEVILLE7:30 PM
MOORESVILLEATPERRY MERIDIAN7:30 PM
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY)ATNORTH POSEY8:30 PM
MUNSTERATILLIANA CHRISTIAN8:00 PM
NEW CASTLEATHAMILTON HEIGHTS7:30 PM
NEW PALESTINEATEASTERN HANCOCK7:30 PM
NEW PRAIRIEATSOUTH BEND WASHINGTON7:30 PM
NOBLESVILLEATFISHERS7:30 PM
NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS)ATINDIANAPOLIS TECH7:30 PM
NORTH DECATURATSOUTH DECATUR7:30 PM
NORTH JUDSONATRIVER FOREST8:00 PM
NORTH NEWTONATHEBRON8:00 PM
NORTH PUTNAMATSOUTH PUTNAM7:30 PM
NORTHEAST DUBOISATWASHINGTON CATHOLIC6:00 PM
NORTHFIELDATSOUTHERN WELLS7:30 PM
NORTHWESTERNATWESTERN7:30 PM
NORTHWOODATTRITON7:30 PM
OLDENBURG ACADEMYATEDINBURGH7:30 PM
OWEN VALLEYATINDIAN CREEK7:30 PM
PAOLIATHENRYVILLE7:30 PM
PERUATKOKOMO7:30 PM
PRINCETONATTELL CITY8:00 PM
PROVIDENCEATAUSTIN7:30 PM
PURDUE POLY ENGLEWOODVS.COLLIERVILLE (TENN.)4:30 PM
RANDOLPH SOUTHERNATUNION CITY7:30 PM
ROSSVILLEATTRI-COUNTY7:30 PM
RUSHVILLEATCONNERSVILLE7:30 PM
SCOTTSBURGATCHARLESTOWN7:30 PM
SEEGERATSOUTH NEWTON7:30 PM
SHENANDOAHATUNIVERSITY7:30 PM
SHERIDANATCLINTON PRAIRIE7:30 PM
SILVER CREEKATCOLUMBUS NORTH7:30 PM
SOUTH ADAMSATBLUFFTON7:30 PM
SOUTH BEND ADAMSATSOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH7:30 PM
SOUTH BEND CLAYATPENN7:30 PM
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS)ATOREGON-DAVIS7:30 PM
SOUTH KNOXATWHITE RIVER VALLEY7:30 PM
SOUTHERN WELLSATADAMS CENTRALPPD.
SOUTHMONTATNORTH MONTGOMERY7:30 PM
SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER)ATSHAWE MEMORIAL7:30 PM
SPEEDWAYATBEECH GROVE7:30 PM
SPRINGS VALLEYATORLEANS7:30 PM
SULLIVANATNORTHVIEW7:30 PM
TENNESSEE PREPVS.INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS9:00 PM
TRIATBLUE RIVER7:30 PM
TRI-WESTATWESTERN BOONE7:30 PM
VICTORY COLLEGE PREPATCHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL7:30 PM
VINCENNES LINCOLNVS.EVANSVILLE REITZ6:00 PM
WABASHATDELTA7:30 PM
WASHINGTONATSOUTHRIDGE8:00 PM
WES-DELATMADISON-GRANT7:30 PM
WEST CENTRALATMORGAN TWP.7:30 PM
WEST VIGOATGREENCASTLE7:30 PM
WEST WASHINGTONATEASTERN (PEKIN)7:30 PM
WHITELANDATPLAINFIELD7:30 PM
WINAMACATROCHESTER7:30 PM
WINCHESTERATWAPAHANI7:30 PM
WOOD MEMORIALATLOOGOOTEE8:00 PM
WOODLANATJAY COUNTY7:30 PM
ZIONSVILLEATWESTFIELD7:30 PM
BANKS OF WABASH TOURNAMENT
RIVERTON PARKEVS.NORTH VERMILLION6:00 PMR1
PARKE HERITAGEATSOUTH VERMILLION7:30 PMR1
CASS COUNTY INVITATIONAL
CASTONATLOGANSPORT6:30 PM3RD
LEWIS CASSVS.PIONEER8:00 PM1ST
LAFAYETTE TOURNAMENT
TWIN LAKESVS.MCCUTCHEON6:00 PMCON
BENTON CENTRALVS.RENSSELAER CENTRAL6:00 PMCON
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLICATLAFAYETTE JEFF7:30 PMSF
WEST LAFAYETTEVS.HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE)7:30 PMSF

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL

ARGOS45MORGAN TWP.23 
BEECH GROVE34INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE14 
BLACKFORD64NEW CASTLE58 
BREMEN53JIMTOWN20 
CARMEL48WEST LAFAYETTE25 
CASCADE65PARKE HERITAGE26 
CASTLE48JASPER38 
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL53MTI KNOWLEDGE10 
CLAY CITY45RIVERTON PARKE22 
CORYDON CENTRAL60SCOTTSBURG40 
CRAWFORD COUNTY59PERRY CENTRAL31 
DELPHI37FRANKFORT30 
EAST CENTRAL64JENNINGS COUNTY50 
EASTERN (PEKIN)47PROVIDENCE15 
EASTERN GREENE43LINTON-STOCKTON40OT
EMINENCE58BLOOMINGTON LIGHTHOUSE20 
FOREST PARK55PRINCETON36 
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK57CHURUBUSCO32 
FORT WAYNE LUERS48LAKEWOOD PARK43 
HAUSER50INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN48 
INDIANAPOLIS RITTER35COVENANT CHRISTIAN33 
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI57HERITAGE CHRISTIAN41 
INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON41PHALEN ACADEMY28 
LAKE STATION52GRIFFITH37 
LANESVILLE67HENRYVILLE8 
LAPEL50GREENFIELD-CENTRAL43 
MILAN52INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE24 
MISHAWAKA MARIAN70SOUTH BEND RILEY17 
MITCHELL50WEST WASHINGTON28 
MUNCIE CENTRAL64INDIANAPOLIS TECH25 
NEW WASHINGTON55ROCK CREEK ACADEMY25 
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)44SHAKAMAK38 
NORTH DECATUR34OLDENBURG ACADEMY26 
NORTH HARRISON77NEW ALBANY53 
NORTH MONTGOMERY38COVINGTON37OT
NORTH WHITE55ROSSVILLE34 
NORTHWOOD38CONCORD33 
NORTHEAST DUBOIS61SPRINGS VALLEY60OT
PLYMOUTH49TIPPECANOE VALLEY37 
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS57BETHANY CHRISTIAN34 
RENSSELAER CENTRAL62WINAMAC31 
SALEM55PAOLI39 
SEEGER59FRONTIER47 
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH61SOUTH BEND ADAMS45 
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON75NEW PRAIRIE10 
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS)66KOUTS30 
SOUTH VERMILLION59TERRE HAUTE SOUTH39 
SOUTHRIDGE45TELL CITY29 
SWITZERLAND COUNTY74CROTHERSVILLE43 
TECUMSEH61HERITAGE HILLS38 
TRINITY LUTHERAN63EDINBURGH38 
UNIVERSITY83ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY16 
VINCENNES RIVET59BLOOMFIELD14 
WAPAHANI63CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN15 
WASHINGTON51EVANSVILLE MATER DEI38 
WAWASEE56ELKHART CHRISTIAN16 
WESTERN61CARROLL (FLORA)60OT
WESTFIELD53MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE)37 
WESTVIEW46WEST NOBLE41 
WOOD MEMORIAL55WASHINGTON CATHOLIC30 
YORKTOWN54COWAN30 
ZIONSVILLE61INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL49 

TONIGHT:

ANGOLAATCENTRAL NOBLE6:00 PM
BOONE GROVEATWASHINGTON TWP.6:30 PM
BOONVILLEATEVANSVILLE MEMORIAL7:30 PM
BOWMAN ACADEMYATHAMMOND CENTRAL8:00 PM
BROWNSBURGATFRANKLIN CENTRAL6:00 PM
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLNATUNION (MODOC)6:00 PM
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE)ATHOMESTEAD7:30 PM
CENTRAL CHRISTIANATPORTLAND CHRISTIAN (KY.)6:30 PM
CHESTERTONATMICHIGAN CITY8:00 PM
CLOVERDALEATEDGEWOOD6:00 PM
COLUMBUS CHRISTIANATSEVEN OAKS CLASSICAL5:30 PM
CRAWFORDSVILLEATLEBANON6:00 PM
CROTHERSVILLEATCANNELTON6:00 PM
CROWN POINTATPORTAGE8:00 PM
CULVER ACADEMYATMISHAWAKA6:00 PM
ELWOODATOAK HILL7:30 PM
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIANATOWENSBORO (KY._6:30 PM
FAITH CHRISTIANATDELPHI6:00 PM
FORT WAYNE DWENGERATFORT WAYNE NORTHROP7:45 PM
FORT WAYNE LUERSATFORT WAYNE NORTH7:30 PM
FORT WAYNE SOUTHATFORT WAYNE SNIDER6:00 PM
FRANKLINATDECATUR CENTRAL6:00 PM
FRANKTONATALEXANDRIA7:30 PM
HAMMOND NOLLATCALUMET8:00 PM
HIGHLANDATANDREAN8:00 PM
HOBARTATMUNSTER8:00 PM
HUNTINGTON NORTHATNORWELL7:45 PM
INDIANA DEAFATINDIANAPOLIS RIVERSIDE6:00 PM
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINAATPARK TUDOR6:00 PM
JOHN GLENNATELKHART6:00 PM
LACROSSEATWESTVILLE6:30 PM
LAKELAND CHRISTIANATCULVER6:00 PM
LAPORTE LALUMIEREVS.CASTLE10:00 PM
LAWRENCE CENTRALATCENTER GROVE7:30 PM
LAWRENCE NORTHATBEN DAVIS7:30 PM
LOWELLATKANKAKEE VALLEY8:00 PM
MARTINSVILLEATGREENWOOD6:00 PM
MERRILLVILLEATLAKE CENTRAL8:00 PM
MISSISSINEWAATEASTBROOK7:30 PM
MOORESVILLEATPERRY MERIDIAN6:00 PM
NORTH NEWTONATHEBRON8:00 PM
NORTH PUTNAMATSOUTH PUTNAM6:00 PM
NORTHEASTERNATCENTERVILLE7:30 PM
OWEN VALLEYATINDIAN CREEK6:00 PM
PIKEATNORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS)7:30 PM
PURDUE POLY ENGLEWOODATTRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN6:00 PM
RICHMONDATLAWRENCEBURG7:30 PM
RISING SUNATSOUTH RIPLEY7:30 PM
RIVER FORESTATWHEELER7:00 PM
SHELBYVILLEATFRANKLIN COUNTY7:30 PM
SHERIDANATCLINTON PRAIRIE6:00 PM
SILVER CREEKVS.BOWLING GREEN (KY.)8:00 PM
SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)ATTELL CITY6:30 PM
SOUTHPORTATBLOOMINGTON NORTH7:30 PM
SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER)ATSHAWE MEMORIAL6:00 PM
SULLIVANATNORTHVIEW6:00 PM
TERRE HAUTE NORTHATBLOOMINGTON SOUTH7:30 PM
THORNTON FRACTIONAL SOUTH (ILL.)ATHAMMOND MORTON8:00 PM
TRI-WESTATWESTERN BOONE6:00 PM
VALPARAISOATLAPORTE8:00 PM
WALDRONATTRITON CENTRAL7:30 PM
WARREN CENTRALATCARMEL7:30 PM
WEST VIGOATGREENCASTLE6:00 PM
WHITELANDATPLAINFIELD6:00 PM
WHITINGATHANOVER CENTRAL8:00 PM
YORKTOWNATGUERIN CATHOLIC7:30 PM

NFL SCOREBOARD

DALLAS 27 NEW ORLEANS 17

NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 13

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS, 1 PM (FOX)

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT CHICAGO BEARS, 1 PM (FOX)

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS, 1 PM (FOX)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT DETROIT LIONS, 1 PM (CBS)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS, 1 PM (CBS)

DENVER BRONCOS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, 1 PM (CBS)

NEW YORK GIANTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS, 1 PM (FOX)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW YORK JETS, 1 PM (CBS)

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS, 4:05 PM (FOX)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, 8:20 PM (NBC)

MONDAY, DEC. 6

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT BUFFALO BILLS, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

WEEK 14 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, DEC. 9

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 8:20 PM (FOX, NFL NETWORK, AMAZON)

SUNDAY, DEC. 12

ATLANTA FALCONS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS, 1 PM (FOX)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS, 1 PM CBS)

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS, 1 PM (CBS)

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT HOUSTON TEXANS, 1 PM (FOX)

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, 1 PM  (CBS)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT NEW YORK JETS, 1 PM (FOX)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT TENNESSEE TITANS, 1 PM (CBS)

DALLAS COWBOYS AT WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM, 1 PM (FOX)

DETROIT LIONS AT DENVER BRONCOS, 4:05 PM (FOX)

NEW YORK GIANTS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, 4:05 PM (FOX)

BUFFALO BILLS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

CHICAGO BEARS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS, 8:20 PM (NBC)

MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2021

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

WEEK 15 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, DEC. 16

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, 8:20 PM (FOX, NFL NETWORK, AMAZON)

SATURDAY, DEC. 18

TBD, 4:30 PM NFL NETWORK

TBD, 8:15 PM NFL NETWORK

SATURDAY/SUNDAY TBD

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT BUFFALO BILLS, TBD

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS, TBD

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, TBD

NEW YORK JETS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS, TBD

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, TBD

SUNDAY, DEC. 19

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS, 1 PM (FOX)

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT DETROIT LIONS, 1 PM (FOX)

HOUSTON TEXANS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS, 1 PM (CBS)

DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS, 1 PM (FOX)

TENNESSEE TITANS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS, 1 PM (CBS)

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT DENVER BRONCOS, 4:05 PM (CBS)

ATLANTA FALCONS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, 4:05 PM (CBS)

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS, 4:25 PM (FOX)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS, 8:20 PM (NBC)

MONDAY, DEC. 20

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT CHICAGO BEARS, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

WEEK 16 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, DEC. 23

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS, 8:20 PM (NFL NETWORK)

SATURDAY, DEC. 25 (CHRISTMAS)

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS, 4:30 PM (FOX, NFL NETWORK, AMAZON)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS, 8:15 PM (NFL NETWORK)

SUNDAY, DEC. 26

DETROIT LIONS AT ATLANTA FALCONS, 1 PM (FOX)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS, 1 PM (FOX)

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS, 1 PM (CBS)

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS, 1 PM (CBS)

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 1 PM (FOX)

BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, 1 PM (CBS)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT NEW YORK JETS, 1 PM (CBS)

NEW YORK GIANTS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, 1 PM (FOX)

CHICAGO BEARS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, 4:05 PM (FOX)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

DENVER BRONCOS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM AT DALLAS COWBOYS, 8:20 PM (NBC)

MONDAY, DEC. 27

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

WEEK 17 SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, JAN. 2

ATLANTA FALCONS AT BUFFALO BILLS, 1 PM (FOX)

NEW YORK GIANTS AT CHICAGO BEARS, 1 PM (CBS)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS, 1 PM (CBS)

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT DALLAS COWBOYS, 1 PM (FOX)

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, 1 PM (CBS)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, 1 PM (CBS)

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, 1 PM (FOX)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW YORK JETS, 1 PM (FOX)

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT TENNESSEE TITANS, 1 PM (CBS)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM, 1 PM (FOX)

DENVER BRONCOS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, 4:05 PM (CBS)

HOUSTON TEXANS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS, 4:05 PM (CBS)

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS, 4:25 PM (FOX)

DETROIT LIONS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, 4:25 PM (FOX)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS, 8:20 PM(NBC)

MONDAY, JAN. 3

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

WEEK 18 SCHEDULE

SATURDAY, JAN. 8

TBD, 4:30 PM, ESPN, ABC

TBD, 8:15 PM, ESPN, ABC

SUNDAY, JAN. 9

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS, 1 PM (FOX)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS, 1 PM (CBS)

NEW YORK JETS AT BUFFALO BILLS, 1 PM (CBS)

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS, 1 PM (CBS)DA

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT DETROIT LIONS, 1 PM (FOX)

TENNESSEE TITANS AT HOUSTON TEXANS, 1 PM (CBS)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS, 1 PM(CBS)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS, 1 PM (CBS)

CHICAGO BEARS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 1 PM (FOX)

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM AT NEW YORK GIANTS, 1 PM (FOX)

DALLAS COWBOYS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES, 1 PM (FOX)

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS, 1 PM (FOX)

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS, 4:25 PM (FOX)

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT DENVER BRONCOS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS, 4:25 PM (FOX)

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS, 4:25 PM (CBS)

TBD, 8:20 PM(NBC)

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

WEEK 14

FRIDAY, DEC. 3

CONFERENCE USA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS) | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (ALLEGIANT STADIUM IN LAS VEGAS, NEVADA) | 8 P.M. | ABC

SATURDAY, DEC. 4

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (AT&T STADIUM IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS) | 12 P.M. | ABC

MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (FORD FIELD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN) | 12 P.M. | ESPN

MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP GAME | 3 P.M. | FOX

APPALACHIAN STATE AT LOUISIANA (SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

GEORGIA VS. ALABAMA (SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AT MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM IN ATLANTA) | 4 P.M. | CBS

AAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME | 4 P.M. | ABC

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM IN CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA) | 8 P.M. | ABC

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME (LUCAS OIL STADIUM IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA) | 8 P.M. | FOX

USC AT CAL | 11 P.M. | FS1

WEEK 14

SATURDAY, DEC. 11

ARMY VS. NAVY (METLIFE STADIUM IN EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY) | 3 P.M. | CBS

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

WASHINGTON AT #11 ARIZONA POSTPONED

CLEVELAND STATE 72 NORTHERN KENTUCKY 58

DELAWARE 59 DELAWARE STATE 48

DREXEL 86 FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON 65

GRAMBLING 71 JARVIS CHRISTIAN 44

JAMES MADISON 96 EASTERN MENNONITE 54

NORTH FLORIDA 13 EDWARD WATERS 57

TOWSON 72 LONG ISLAND 63

WRIGHT STATE 86 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 73

DETROIT 69 IUPUI 45

NEW JERSEY TECH 76 ST. ELIZABETH 43

SAM HOUSTON 106 SCHREINER 46

BELMONT 94 LIPSCOMB 65

OAKLAND 81 ILLINOIS CHICAGO 77

MISSISSIPPI STATE 75 LAMAR 60

NORTHERN COLORADO 77 MONTANA STATE 75

TCU 71 ORAL ROBERTS 63

GREEN BAY 70 ROBERT MORRIS 58

YOUNGSTOWN STATE 70 MILWAUKEE 68

ST. THOMAS 73 CROWN COLLEGE 53

DRAKE 73 VALPARAISO 66

SOUTHERN UTAH 89 EASTERN WASHINGTON 76

NORTH DAKOTA STATE 114 NORTHLAND 51

PORTLAND STATE 63 IDAHO STATE 55

GRAND CANYON 74 TEXAS SAN ANTONIO 71

ST. MARY’S 60 UTAH STATE 58

WEBER STATE 67 NORTHERN ARIZONA 44

WYOMING 77 DENVER 64

MONTANA 65 SACRAMENTO 58

CALIFORNIA BAPTIST 64 CAL POLY 55

UC SAN DIEGO 83 EASTERN MICHIGAN 74

CALIFORNIA 73 OREGON STATE 61

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 66 #6 INDIANA 58

#8 MARYLAND 82 MIAMI, FLORIDA 74

DUKE 79 #9 IOWA 64

#10 LOUISVILLE 70 #12 MICHIGAN 48

TEXAS ARLINGTON 61 #13 S. FLORIDA 55

LSU 69 #14 IOWA STATE 60

#20 GEORGIA 66 TEXAS TECH 56

#24 NOTRE DAME 76 MICHIGAN STATE 71

#25 FLORIDA STATE 67 ILLINOIS 58

IUPUI 87 DETROIT 52

NBA SCOREBOARD

CHICAGO 119 NEW YORK 115

TORONTO 97 MILWAUKEE 93

MEMPHIS 152 OKLAHOMA CITY 79

PHOENIX 114 DETROIT 103

SAN ANTONIO 114 PORTLAND 83

(TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES)

DEFENSE LIFTS DALLAS TO A 27-17 VICTORY OVER SINKING SAINTS

NEW ORLEANS (AP) CeeDee Lamb had 122 yards from scrimmage, Tony Pollard had a 58-yard touchdown run and the Dallas defense produced timely sacks and turnovers in the Cowboys’ 27-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday night.

The Cowboys intercepted Saints quarterback Taysom Hill three times in the final 6:32 of the game, including defensive tackle Carlos Watkins’ pick-6 on a screen pass that made it 27-10 with 2:52 left.

The Saints gave the dual threat Hill his first start this season in hopes that he could help New Orleans end a four-game skid. He was effective in spurts, passing for 264 yards and two touchdowns – and running for 101 yards – but he threw four interceptions.

Dak Prescott passed for 238 yards and a 1-yard touchdown to Michael Gallup as Dallas (8-4) won without coach Mike McCarthy and five assistants because of positive COVID-19 tests. Defensive coordinator Dan Quinn was the Cowboys’ acting head coach.

Prescott was intercepted by Marshon Lattimore in the middle of the fourth quarter, but the Cowboys canceled that turnover out when Jourdan Lewis hit Hill’s arm as he released the ball and Damontae Kazee intercepted.

That was the first of Dallas’ three late interceptions. The Saints’ next drive stalled on a pick by Trevon Diggs, his league-leading ninth. And Watkins’ interception came on the drive after that.

Deonte Harris turned a short pass into a late 70-yard TD for New Orleans (5-7), but the Saints could not recover an onside kick and the Cowboys ran out the clock.

The game was close into the third quarter, when Pollard gave Dallas a 20-10 advantage by slipping an arm tackle in the backfield and speeding away from everyone else.

The Saints were trying to close within one score early in the fourth quarter. Rookie outside linebacker Micah Parsons squelched the life out of that drive when he sacked Hill for an 11-yard loss back to the New Orleans 40-yard line on fourth down.

The 10th sack of the season for Parsons, drafted 12th overall out of Penn State, forced a punt.

The Saints have started slowly throughout their skid and this game was no exception as they failed to score in the first quarter for the fifth game in a row.

The Saints’ first scoring threat came on their second drive, but Brett Maher’s 56-yard field goal attempt drifted wide right.

Dallas broke through on its third possession, highlighted by Prescott’s 41-yard pass over the middle to Cooper and a lateral pass to Lamb that went for 33 yards to the New Orleans 1. Prescott then tossed a fade to the right corner, where Gallup made a leaping, twisting catch over cornerback Bradley Roby and narrowly touched both feet in bounds.

The Saints tied it on Lil’Jordan Humphrey’s 24-yard TD catch early in the second quarter, but never led.

After Greg Zuerlein’s 55-yard field goal put Dallas up 10-7, the Saints threatened late in the second half when they drove to the Dallas 26. But Hill’s pass toward the left sideline was tipped by receiver Kenny Stills and intercepted at the 5 by Jayron Kearse, who dived to snag the fluttering ball while dragging his toes on the turf before falling out of bounds.

ANTONIO BROWN, 2 OTHERS SUSPENDED FOR VIOLATING COVID RULES

NEW YORK (AP) Antonio Brown and two other NFL players have been suspended immediately for three games by the league for violating COVID-19 protocols.

The Tampa Bay wide receiver and teammate Mike Edwards were suspended Thursday. Free agent John Franklin III, if signed by a team, is also ineligible to play in the next three games.

All three players have accepted the discipline and waived their right of appeal. The suspensions are effective immediately.

The NFL Players Association, which developed the protocols along with the league, represented the three players during a review of the recent allegations that players misrepresented their vaccination status. Brown, Edwards, a cornerback, and Franklin, a defensive back who last played for the Bucs in 2019, were found in violation of the protocols.

“The health and safety of players and personnel is our top priority,” the NFL and NFLPA said in a joint statement. “The protocols were jointly developed working with our respective experts to ensure that we are practicing and playing football as safely as possible during the ongoing pandemic. The NFL-NFLPA jointly reinforce their commitment and further emphasize the importance of strict adherence to the protocols to protect the well-being of everyone associated with the NFL.”

The Buccaneers issued a brief statement in response to the league action.

“We appreciate the league’s timely handling of this matter and recognize the importance of the health and safety protocols that have been established,” the statement read. “We will continue to implement all league COVID-19 protocols.”

Brown joined Tampa Bay midway through last season after serving an eight-game suspension for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy. He helped the Bucs win the Super Bowl for the second time in franchise history.

The 33-year-old receiver, who has 29 catches for 418 yards and four touchdowns this season, has missed the past five games with an ankle injury. He also sat out the team’s Week 3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams after testing positive for COVID-19.

The Bucs (8-3) are 5-0 when he plays this season, 3-3 without him.

Edwards, meanwhile, is a backup safety who’s started two games and been a key contributor on a defense that’s been riddled by injuries. The third-year pro leads the club with three interceptions, two of which he’s returned for TDs.

The suspensions come two weeks after a Los Angeles chef told the Tampa Bay Times that Brown obtained a fake COVID-19 vaccination card shortly before the start of training camp in July. The newspaper reported that Steven Ruiz provided a screenshot of a text message exchange in which Brown’s girlfriend asked the player’s former live-in chef if he could obtain Johnson & Johnson vaccination cards.

When the personal chef replied he could try, the girlfriend responded “Ab said he would give you $500.”

Ruiz, who also claimed Brown owes him an uncollected debt of $10,000, told the newspaper he was unable to find a vaccination card for Brown.

The chef added that a few weeks later he observed two vaccine cards on a dining room table that the receiver told him were purchased for the player and his girlfriend.

The Bucs announced shortly before the start of the regular season that their entire roster and coaching staff were fully vaccinated.

Without specifically addressing Brown’s situation, the Bucs said two weeks ago that the team had received and reviewed completed vaccination cards from all players and “no irregularities were observed.”

NFL CAPSULES

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (5-6)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

LEADER: All-time series tied, 28-28

STREAKS: Buccaneers have won past 3

LAST GAME: 9/19/21: Falcons 25 at Buccaneers 48

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/20/20: Buccaneers 31, Falcons 27

QB TOM BRADY leads NFL with 30 TD passes & has 9 seasons with 30+ TDs, tied-2nd most all-time. Ranks 2nd with 3,403 pass yards in 2021. Passed for 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 129.2 rating in Week 2 meeting. Incl. postseason, is 9-0 with 2,973 pass yards (330.3 per game) & 24 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 114.2 rating in 9 career starts vs. Atl. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 7 catches, 131 scrimmage yards (100 rush, 31 rec.) & career-high 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Rushed for 2 TDs in last road meeting. Needs 25 scrimmage yards for 3rd-career 1,000-yard season. • WR MIKE EVANS had 75 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Ranks tied-1st in NFL with 10 rec. TDs & leads all players with 71 rec. TDs since 2014. WR CHRIS GODWIN has 9 rec. TDs in his past 6 vs. Atl. & aims for his 7th in row vs. Atl. with TD catch. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 30th-career 100-yard game last week & joined HOFer TONY GONZALEZ (31) as only TEs all-time with 30+ 100-yard games. Had 2 rec. TDs in Week 2 meeting. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 1st FR of season last week. Has 13 TFL in 9 career games at Atl. & aims for his 10th in row at Atl. with TFL. LB DEVIN WHITE had 12 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks & 2 PD in last road meeting. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had season-high 2 sacks, FF & FR last week. Had INT in last meeting. DT NDAMUKONG SUH had sack last week & in last meeting. S MIKE EDWARDS had FF last week. Had 2 INT-TDs in last meeting. S ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. had 3rd-career INT in Week 12.

QB MATT RYAN passed for 356 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.6 rating in last home meeting. Has 21 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 106.7 rating in 13 career home starts vs. TB. Needs 383 pass yards for 12th-consecutive 3,000-yard season. • RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 135 scrimmage yards (career-high 108 rush, 27 rec.) & 2 rush TDs last week, his 4thcareer game with 2+ scrimmage TDs. Had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting. Has career-highs in rec. yards (500), rush yards (411) & TDs (9). Needs 89 scrimmage yards for 1st 1,000-yard season. Is 1 of 3 (AUSTIN EKELER & DEEBO SAMUEL) with 5+ rec. TDs (5) & 4+ rush TDs (4) in 2021. • TE KYLE PITTS (rookie) ranks 3rd among NFL TEs in rec. yards (661) & 3rd among NFC TEs in receptions (45). Had 5 catches for 73 yards in last meeting. WR RUSSELL GAGE led team with 6 catches & 62 rec. yards & had 7th-career rec. TD last week. Has 5+ receptions in 3 of his past 4. Had 5 catches in last meeting. • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had 9 tackles last week. Ranks 3rd in NFL with career-high 119 tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 10+ tackles. Had 9 tackles & FF in last meeting. LB DEION JONES has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. TB. Needs 8 tackles for 5th-career 100+ tackle season. LB DANTE FOWLER had sack & FF last week, his 10th-career FF. Had sack & FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with sack. CB A.J. TERRELL had 2 PD in last meeting. Has 5 PD in his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (9-2) AT CHICAGO BEARS (4-7)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // SOLDIER FIELD // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 57-28-6

STREAKS: Bears have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/23/18: Bears 16 at Cardinals 14

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/20/15: Cardinals 48, Bears 23

QB KYLER MURRAY needs 31 pass yards to become 4th youngest QB all-time to reach 10,000 pass yards. Has 12 TDs (10 pass, 2 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 118 rating in 4 road starts in 2021. Has 4 games with 120+ rating in 2021, tied-most in NFL. • RB JAMES CONNER leads NFC in rush TDs (12) & scrimmage TDs (13). Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. Has 4 games with 2+ TDs, tied-most in NFL in 2021. Aims for his 6th in row with TD, longest active streak in NFC. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS has 4 rec. TDs in 4 road games this season. Had 54 rec. yards & TD catch in his only career game vs. Chi. (9/11/16 w/ Hou.). WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 90 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 5+ catches & 70 rec. yards in 4 of his 6 road games this season. WR RONDALE MOORE ranks 5th among rookies with 47 receptions. Had career-high 11 catches in Week 11. TE ZACH ERTZ had 7th-career game with 2 rec. TDs in Week 11. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. • LB CHANDLER JONES had 2 sacks & FF in Week 11 & aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. Had sack in last meeting. Needs 2 sacks for 7th-career 10+ sack season. LB MARKUS GOLDEN leads team with 10 sacks, his 3rd-career 10-sack season. Is only player with 10+ sacks & 4+ FFs (4) this season. Aims for his 4th in row on road with sack. LB ISAIAH SIMMONS had 1st full sack of season in Week 11 & aims for his 7th in row with 6+ tackles. S BUDDA BAKER had 10 tackles, 2 TFL & 0.5 sacks in last meeting.

QB JUSTIN FIELDS (rookie) has TD pass & 80+ rating in 2 of his past 3 starts. Aims for his 6th start in row with 20+ rush yards. QB ANDY DALTON passed for 317 yards & TD vs. INT for 85.1 rating last week, his 30th-career 300-yard game. Has 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 3 of his 4 career starts vs. Az. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 74 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 28 rec.) in Week 12. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 13 consecutive games, longest active streak in the NFC. Has 6 rush TDs in his past 6 at home. • WR DARNELL MOONEY had 5 catches for team-high 123 yards last week. Is 1 of 5 WRs with 3+ games (3) with 120+ rec. yards in 2021. Aims for his 3rd in a row overall with 120+ rec. yards & 7th in row at home with 5+ catches. TE COLE KMET led team with career-high 8 receptions & had 65 rec. yards last week. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 1st rec. TD of season last week & ranks 4th all-time among TEs with 83 career rec. TDs. • LB ROBERT QUINN had sack in Week 12 & leads team with 11 sacks, his 5th-career 10+ sack season. Aims for his 4th in row with sack & 6th in row with TFL. Has 11 sacks in 12 career games vs. Az. LB ROQUAN SMITH ranks 4th in NFL with 113 tackles, his 4th-consecutive 100+ tackle season. DT AKIEM HICKS had sack & FF in last meeting. LB TREVIS GIPSON had 2nd-career FF & 1st-career FR in Week 12. CB JAYLON JOHNSON had 6 tackles & 1st-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-5) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-4)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 21-14

STREAKS: Chargers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 9/13/20: Chargers 16 at Bengals 13

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/13/20

QB JUSTIN HERBERT completed 28 of 44 atts. (63.6 pct.) for 303 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week, his 14th-career game with 300+ pass yards, most-ever by player in 1st 2 seasons. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Has 55 career TD passes, 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 2 seasons. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 99 scrimmage yards (season-high 68 rec., 31 rush) & TD catch last week. Aims for 4th in row with rec. TD. Rushed for 84 yards in last meeting. Has 115+ scrimmage yards & 3+ TDs in 2 of 3 games vs. AFC North this season. Is 3rd undrafted player in common-draft era with 5,000+ scrimmage yards (5,057) in 1st 5 seasons. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 14 TDs. • WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 7 catches for 85 yards last week. Aims for 8th in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards & 5th in row with 85+ rec. yards. Tied for fastest player ever to reach 700 career receptions (111 games). Is only player in NFL with 80+ catches in each of past 5 seasons. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 4 catches for 69 yards in last meeting. Has 95+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of 3 games vs. AFC North this season. TE JARED COOK had 3rd TD catch of season in Week 12. • DE JOEY BOSA had sack & FF last week. Aims for 5th in row with sack. Has FF in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin. with sack. LB KYZIR WHITE led team with 12 tackles last week. S DERWIN JAMES had 7 tackles & 2nd INT of season in Week 12. Aims for 4th in row with PD. Has FF in 2 of 3 games vs. AFC North this season. Ties for lead among all DBs with 92 tackles.

QB JOE BURROW completed 20 of 24 atts. (career-high 83.3 pct.) for 190 yards & TD vs. INT for 96.2 rating & rushed for 1st TD of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 90+ rating. Has 70+ comp. pct. in 2 of past 3. • RB JOE MIXON rushed for career-high 165 yards with 2 TDs last week. Aims for 9th in row with TD, 5th in row with 2+ TDs & 4th in row with 110+ scrimmage yards. Has 209 scrimmage yards (104.5 per game) & rush TD in 2 career games vs. LAC. Has 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC West. Ranks 3rd in NFL with career-high 11 rush TDs. • WR JA’MARR CHASE (rookie) has 5+ catches in 4 of 5 home games this season. Leads rookies with 906 rec. yards & 8 rec. TDs & can become 3rd Cin. rookie ever with 1,000+ rec. yards (A.J. GREEN & CRIS COLLINSWORTH). WR TEE HIGGINS led team with 6 catches for season-high 114 rec. yards & TD last week. Has 75+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. TE C.J. UZOMAH ranks tied4th among TEs with career-high 5 rec. TDs this season. • DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for 8th in row with sack & 3rd in row with FF, longest active sack streak in NFL. Had 1.5 sacks in only career game vs. LAC (10/12/20 w/ NO). Has sack in 4 of 5 career games vs. AFC West. Is 1 of 4 with 10+ sacks in each of past 2 seasons. CB MIKE HILTON had 24-yard INT-TD last week, his 1st-career TD. CB ELI APPLE aims for 3rd in row with INT. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with FR & PD. LB SAM HUBBARD aims for 4th in row with sack & 3rd in row with FR.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (5-6) AT DETROIT LIONS (0-10-1)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // FORD FIELD // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 79-39-2

STREAKS: Vikings have won past 8

LAST GAME: 10/10/21: Lions 17 at Vikings 19

LAST GAME AT SITE: 1/3/21: Vikings 37, Lions 35

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 238 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week. Aims for his 9th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 14th in row on road with 90+ rating. Has 1,297 pass yards (324.3 per game) & 13 TDs (11 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 127.3 rating in 4 career starts at Det. Passed for 275 yards & TD vs. INT in Week 5 meeting. • RB ALEXANDER MATTISON had 1st rush TD of season last week. Had 7 receptions, 153 scrimmage yards (113 rush, 40 rec.) & TD catch in Week 5 meeting. Had 145 scrimmage yards (95 rush, 50 rec.) & rec. TD in last road meeting. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 2 rec. TDs in Week 12 & became 4th undrafted WR since 1967 with 50+ career TDs. Ties-1st in NFL with 10 TD catches in 2021 & is 4th undrafted player since 1967 with multiple 10+ TD catch seasons. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 7 catches & 124 rec. yards in last meeting. Had 9 catches for 133 yards in last road meeting. Has 1,027 rec. yards, his 2ndconsecutive 1,000-yard season. • LB ERIC KENDRICKS ranks 5th in NFL with 109 tackles, his 6thconsecutive 100-tackle season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with INT. S HARRISON SMITH led team with season-high 11 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week. Ranks 3rd among DBs with 29 INTs since 2012. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. Det. S XAVIER WOODS has PD in 5 of his past 6 & aims for his 4th in row with PD. DE D.J. WONNUM had 2nd sack of season last week. Had sack in last meeting.

QB JARED GOFF completed 21 of 25 atts. (career-high 84 pct.) for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 121.8 rating last week. Passed for 465 yards & career-high 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating, highest attainable mark, vs. Min. (9/27/18 w/ LAR). Has 90+ rating in 4 of his 5 home starts this season. • RB D’ANDRE SWIFT had 104 scrimmage yards (53 rec., 51 rush) & rush TD in Week 5 meeting. Leads all RBs in receptions (56) & ranks 3rd in rec. yards (429). RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had 5 catches & 83 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 18 rec.) last week. Had 65 scrimmage yards (57 rush, 8 rec.) in last meeting. Has 60+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his 4 home games this season. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON had 3rd rec. TD of season last week. Leads NFC TEs in receptions (57) & ranks 3rd in rec. yards (534). Has 8+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR JOSH REYNOLDS had 70 rec. yards & 1st TD catch of season last week. Rookie WR AMON-RA ST. BROWN had season-high 7 receptions & 65 rec. yards in last meeting. • CB AMANI ORUWARIYE had 2 PD & INT last week. Has career highs in INTs (5) & PD (9) in 2021. Aims for his 3rd in row with INT & 4th in row with PD. S TRACY WALKER had 9 tackles, TFL & PD in last meeting. Had 11 tackles & sack in last home meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Min. with TFL. LB ALEX ANZALONE had 9 tackles & 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2 PD. Had INT in last meeting. LB CHARLES HARRIS had sack in last meeting.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-6) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (2-9)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 30-9

STREAKS: Colts have won past 3

LAST GAME: 10/17/21: Texans 3 at Colts 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/6/20: Colts 26, Texans 20

QB CARSON WENTZ completed 27 of 44 atts. (61.4 pct.) for 306 yards & 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week. Passed for 223 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.7 rating in Week 6 meeting. Has 0 INTs in 3 of 4 games vs. division this season. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 101 rating in 5 road starts this season. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR rushed for 83 yards & TD last week. Can become 1st player since HOFer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON in 2004 with rush TD in 10 straight games within single season. Has 100+ rush yards in 3 of past 4. Rushed for 145 yards & 2 TDs in Week 6 meeting. Has 388 scrimmage yards (112.7 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games vs. Hou. Aims for 5th in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards. Leads NFL with 1,541 scrimmage yards (1,205 rush, 336 rec.) & 16 TDs (14 rush, 2 rec). • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had 4 catches for 53 yards in Week 12. Has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of past 6. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 on road. WR T.Y. HILTON had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Had season-high 80 rec. yards in Week 6 meeting & aims for his 4th in row vs. Hou. with 70+ rec. yards. TE JACK DOYLE led team with season-high 81 rec. yards & had TD catch last week. • LB DARIUS LEONARD led team with season-high 15 tackles & had FF & PD in Week 12. Ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 5 FFs. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Hou. with 7+ tackles & FF. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had sack & PD last week. Has 7 sacks & FF in 4 career games vs. Hou. Aims for 5th in row vs. Hou. with sack.

QB TYROD TAYLOR completed 17 of 26 atts. (65.4 pct.) for 158 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 91.5 rating & rushed for 30 yards last week. Completed 14 of 19 atts. (73.7 pct.) for 195 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs & 123.8 rating & rushed for 41 yards in only career start vs. Ind. (9/13/15 w/ Buf.). Aims for his 3rd start in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had season-high 55 scrimmage yards (39 rush, 16 rec.) last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home vs. division. RB REX BURKHEAD had season-high 54 scrimmage yards (27 rush, 27 rec.) in Week 12. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 45 rec. yards & 3rd TD catch of season last week. Had 6 catches for 89 yards in Week 6 meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Ind. with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has 85+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. Is 1 of 4 WRs with 550+ rec. yards in each of past 8 seasons. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 53 rec. yards in his last game vs. Ind. (11/1/20 w/ Det.). Rookie TE BREVIN JORDAN had 2nd-career TD catch in Week 12. • LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM tied for team lead with 8 tackles & had season-high 2 TFL last week. Aims for 4th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with TFL. LB KAMU GRUGIER-HILL had 7 tackles & 2nd sack of season in Week 12. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ tackles. Has TFL in 2 of past 3 at home. LB JACOB MARTIN aims for 4th in row with sack. Has TFL in 3 of past 4 at home.

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-7) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-7)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // HARD ROCK STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

LEADER: Giants lead all-time series, 7-2

STREAKS: Giants have won past 4

LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Dolphins 20 at Giants 36

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/14/15: Giants 31, Dolphins 24

QB DANIEL JONES passed for 202 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 94 rating last week. Is 1 of 4 NFC QBs (KIRK COUSINS, AARON RODGERS & MATTHEW STAFFORD) with 8+ games (8) with 90+ rating in 2021. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 53 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 13 rec.) last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his 4 road games this season. Had 143 scrimmage yards (112 rush, 31 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. • WR STERLING SHEPARD had 9 catches for 111 yards in last meeting. WR KENNY GOLLADAY led team with 50 rec. yards last week. WR DARIUS SLAYTON had a TD catch in last meeting. Rookie WR KADARIUS TONEY leads team in receptions (35) & rec. yards (392). • S XAVIER MCKINNEY led team with season-high 8 tackles & had 2 PD & INT last week. Ranks tied-1st among safeties (KEVIN BYARD & JORDAN POYER) with career-high 5 INTs in 2021. Has 7 PD in his past 6. LB TAE CROWDER had 1st-career INT in Week 12. Aims for his 10th in row with 6+ tackles. Is 1 of 2 LBs (DARIUS LEONARD) with 75+ tackles (79) & 5+ PD (5) in 2021. CB JAMES BRADBERRY ranks 2nd in NFL with 76 PD since 2016 & is only DB with 10+ PD in each of past 6 seasons. Has PD in 4 of his past 5 on road. CB JULIAN LOVE had 1st 0.5 sacks of his career & 1st-career FR last week. Aims for his 3rd in row overall & 4th in row on road with PD. DL LEONARD WILLIAMS has TFL in 3 of his 4 career games at Mia.

QB TUA TAGOVAILOA completed 27 of 31 atts (87.1 pct. – career high as starter) for 230 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 108.3 rating last week. Become 2nd-youngest player ever with 85+ comp. pct. in single game (min. 30 atts.). Is 4th player ever with 80+ comp. pct. (min. 30 atts.) in consecutive games. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rating. Has 0 INTs in 3 of 4 home starts in 2021. • RB MYLES GASKIN rushed for 49 yards & career-high 2 TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards & TD. Had 72 scrimmage yards (43 rush, 29 rec.) in last meeting. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC with TD. RB PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 42 yards last week in Mia. debut. • WR JAYLEN WADDLE (rookie) led team with 9 catches for career-high 137 yards & 4th rec. TD of season in Week 12. Aims for 5th in row with 60+ rec. yards & 3rd in row with 8+ catches. Leads rookies with 77 catches, 2nd-most every by player in 1st 12 career games. Can become 1st Mia. rookie ever with 85 catches. TE MIKE GESICKI had 47 rec. yards in last meeting. Is 1 of 4 TEs with 50+ catches in each of past 3 seasons. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had 25th-career INT last week & became fastest player (67 games) to reach 25 INTs since 1990. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with INT. Rookie S JEVON HOLLAND had INT & FR last week. Aims for 5th in row with PD & 3rd in row with FR. LB JAELAN PHILLIPS had 3 sacks last week, most by rookie in single game since 2019.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-7) AT NEW YORK JETS (3-8)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 11-0

STREAKS: Jets have won past 11

LAST GAME: 10/6/19: Jets 6 at Eagles 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/27/15: Eagles 24, Jets 17

QB JALEN HURTS rushed for 77 yards last week & became 4th QB since 2000 (LAMAR JACKSON, CAM NEWTON & MICHAEL VICK) with 50+ rush yards in 6 consecutive games. Has 30+ rush yards in each of his 1st 16 career starts. • RB MILES SANDERS rushed for 64 yards last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 on road. Had 64 scrimmage yards (49 rec., 15 rush) in last meeting. RB BOSTON SCOTT rushed for 64 yards & had 4th rush TD of season last week. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with 60+ scrimmage yards. RB JORDAN HOWARD had rush TD in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with rush TD. • WR DEVONTA SMITH leads NFC rookie WRs in receptions (48) & rec. yards (686). Has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. TE DALLAS GOEDERT needs 9 rec. yards for 3rd-consecutive 500+ rec. yard season. • DT JAVON HARGRAVE had sack last week & leads team with career-high 7 sacks in 2021. DT FLETCHER COX had 2 TFL in last meeting. LB ALEX SINGLETON led team with 12 tackles & had career-high 3 TFL in Week 12. Needs 4 tackles for 2ndconsecutive 100-tackle season. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. CB DARIUS SLAY aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Leads NFL with 3 defensive TDs in 2021. Had INT in his only career game at NYJ (9/28/14 w/ Det.). CB STEVEN NELSON aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

QB ZACH WILSON (rookie) completed 14 of 24 atts. (58.3 pct.) for 145 yards & rushed for 1st-career TD last week. Aims for his 3rd home start in row with 200+ pass yards. • RB TEVIN COLEMAN led team with season-high 67 rush yards last week. Rushed for TD in his last game vs. Phi. (9/6/18 w/ Atl.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 45+ scrimmage yards. RB TY JOHNSON rushed for season-high 42 yards in Week 12. • WR JAMISON CROWDER has 6+ catches in 4 of his past 5 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with TD catch & 4th in row vs. NFC East with 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Rookie WR ELIJAH MOORE had 4 catches for 46 yards last week. Has rec. TD in 3 of past 4. Aims for 3rd in row at home with TD catch. Ranks 5th among rookies with 461 rec. yards & can join ROBBY ANDERSON as only NYJ rookie WRs with 500+ rec. yards since 2000. WR COREY DAVIS had 9 catches for 161 yards & TD in only career game vs. Phi. (9/30/18 w/ Ten.). Has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR BRAXTON BERRIOS had 47 rec. yards last week, his 3rd game this season with 45+ rec. yards. • LB C.J. MOSLEY had 8 tackles & PD last week. Aims for his 10th in row with 7+ tackles. Had 13 tackles & FF in only career game vs. Phi. (12/18/16 w/ Bal.). LB QUINCY WILLIAMS had 7 tackles & 2nd sack of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ tackles & TFL. DE JOHN FRANKLIN-MYERS had career-high 2 sacks & 1st-career INT in Week 12. DT QUINNEN WILLIAMS had 6th sack of season last week. Had 5 tackles in last meeting.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-9) AT LOS ANGELES RAMS (7-4)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 4-1

STREAKS: Rams have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/15/17: Rams 27 at Jaguars 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/6/13: Rams 34, Jaguars 20

QB TREVOR LAWRENCE (rookie) completed 23 of 42 atts. (54.8 pct.) for 228 yards & TD vs. INT & rushed for career-high 39 yards last week. Has 0 INTs in 3 of his past 4 starts. Ranks 2nd among rookies in completions (231), pass yards (2,369) & TD passes (9) this season. • RB JAMES ROBINSON led team with 115 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 29 rec.) last week, his 4th game with 100+ scrimmage yards this season. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 7 rush TDs this season & joined MAURICE JONES-DREW (2006-07) as only players in franchise history with 7+ rush TDs in each of 1st 2 seasons. RB CARLOS HYDE has 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 vs. LAR. • WR MARVIN JONES had TD catch in his last game vs. LAR (10/16/16 w/ Det.). Has 50+ rec. yards in 6 of his past 7 vs. NFC West. Leads team with 529 rec. yards, his 8th season with 500+ rec. yards. WR LAVISKA SHENAULT aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. WR TAVON AUSTIN had 1st TD catch of season in Week 12. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. LAR (12/15/19 w/ Dal.). Had 24 total TDs in 5 seasons (2013-17) with Rams. • LB MYLES JACK aims for 3rd in row with 8+ tackles. Had TFL in last meeting. DE/LB JOSH ALLEN aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with 6+ tackles & TFL. DE ROY ROBERTSON-HARRIS aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had TFL in his last game vs. LAR (10/26/20 w. Chi.). Rookie CB TYSON CAMPBELL had 3 PD & 1stcareer INT last week. Has PD in 2 of past 3.

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 302 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 96.6 rating last week. Ranks 2nd in TD passes (27), 3rd in pass yards (3,316) & 4th in rating (105.2) in 2021. Needs 3 TD passes for 3rd-career season with 30+ TD passes. Has 1,572 pass yards (314.4 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 108.4 rating in 5 home starts this season. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON had 3rd rec. TD of season last week. Has career highs in scrimmage yards (820) & TDs (8) in 2021. • WR COOPER KUPP had 7 catches & 96 rec. yards last week. Leads NFL in receptions (92) & rec. yards (1,237) & ties-1st in rec. TDs (10). Has 5+ catches in 15 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Aims for his 7th in row with 95+ rec. yards. WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 5 catches for 81 yards & 1st rec. TD of season last week. Had 11 catches for 111 yards in his last game vs. Jax. (9/9/18 w/ NYG). • DL AARON DONALD needs 2 sacks to become 4th player since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of his 1st 8 seasons. Had sack & FF in last meeting. LB LEONARD FLOYD has sack in 3 of his past 4 at home. LB VON MILLER has 4 sacks & FF in 3 career games vs. Jax. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Jax. with sack. Leads all active players with 110.5 career sacks. CB JALEN RAMSEY was selected by Jax. with No. 5 pick in 2016 NFL Draft & had 45 PD & 9 INT in 51 games (2016-19). S JORDAN FULLER had 2 PD last week. Leads all NFC DBs with 82 tackles. Aims for his 9th in row at home with 5+ tackles.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (5-6) AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (6-5)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // ALLEGIANT STADIUM // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 7-6

STREAKS: Washington has won past 3

LAST GAME: 9/24/17: Raiders 10 at Washington 27

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/29/13: Washington 24, Raiders 14 (Oakland)

QB TAYLOR HEINICKE completed 27 of 35 atts. (77.1 pct.) for TD vs. INT & 90.5 rating last week. Aims for his 4th start in row with 70+ comp. pct. & 7th start in row with TD pass. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON had career-high 146 scrimmage yards (season-high 111 rush, 35 rec.) & career-high 7 receptions last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Needs 95 scrimmage yards for 2nd-consecutive season with 1,000+ scrimmage yards. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had 5 catches & 2nd-career game with both rush & rec. TD last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 & aims for his 5th in row on road with 50+ scrimmage yards. Since 2020, leads all RBs with 123 receptions & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (986). • WR TERRY MCLAURIN had team-high 51 rec. yards in Week 12. Has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 & aims for his 4th in row with 50+ rec. yards. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 5 catches in his only career game vs. LV (9/13/20 w/ Car.). TE LOGAN THOMAS has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • CB KENDALL FULLER had season-high 3 PD last week & had 10+ PD (11) for 4th time in past 5 seasons. Had sack in his last game at Raiders (9/15/19 w/ KC). LB COLE HOLCOMB had 1st-career FR last week. Needs 8 tackles for 2nd-career 100+ tackle season. S LANDON COLLINS led team with 7 tackles & had 7th-career FF last week. Has 5+ tackles in 9 of his past 10 games. S KAMREN CURL had 3rd-career sack last week. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 5+ tackles.

QB DEREK CARR passed for 373 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 101.8 rating last week, his 4th game with 350+ pass yards this season, tied with TOM BRADY for most in NFL. Aims for 4th in row with 90+ rating. Has 300+ pass yards & 100+ rating in 2 of 3 games vs. NFC East this season. Has 30,310 career pass yards, 4th-most ever by QB in 1st 8 seasons. • RB JOSH JACOBS had season-high 112 scrimmage yards (seasonhigh 87 rush, 25 rec.) & rushed for TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 95+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC East. Is 1 of 4 in NFL with 6+ rush TDs in each of past 3 seasons. RB KENYAN DRAKE rushed for 86 yards in his last game vs. Was. (9/20/20 w/ Az.). Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 games vs. NFC East this season. • TE DARREN WALLER is 1 of 3 TEs (MARK ANDREWS & TRAVIS KELCE) with 600+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons. WR HUNTER RENFROW set career highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (134) last week. Has 5+ catches in 6 of his past 7 at home. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC East with 7+ catches. WR DESEAN JACKSON had 102 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 12. Has 60+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. Was. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 5 sacks in 3 games vs. NFC East this season. LB DENZEL PERRYMAN had 7 tackles last week & ranks 2nd in NFL with career-high 121 tackles this season. Has TFL in 2 of past 3 at home. S JOHNATHAN ABRAM aims for 4th in row with 10+ tackles.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (5-5-1)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 27-23

STREAKS: Steelers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/2/20: Ravens 14 at Steelers 19

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/20

QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 165 yards & rushed for 68 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. & 6th in row vs. division with 65+ rush yards. Leads QBs with 707 rush yards & is 1 of 3 in AFC (NICK CHUBB & DERRICK HENRY) with 700+ rush yards in each of past 3 seasons. • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN rushed for 52 yards last week & aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had team-high 8 catches for 51 yards in Week 12. Aims for 5th in row with 5+ catches. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. Had 85 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 3 of 4 career games vs. Pit. Has TD catch in 6 of his past 7 vs. division. Is 1 of 2 in AFC (TYREEK HILL) with 6+ rec. TDs in each of past 3 seasons. TE MARK ANDREWS led team with 65 rec. yards & had TD catch last week. Aims for 5th in row on road with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Ranks 2nd among TEs with 60 catches & 761 rec. yards this season & is 1 of 2 TEs (TRAVIS KELCE) with 700+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons. • CB MARLON HUMPHREY had 8 tackles & 2 PD last week & has 2 PD in 3 of past 4. Aims for 9th in row with PD, longest active streak in NFL. Had 7 tackles, 2 FFs & 2 PD in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (JAMES BRADBERRY & MARSHON LATTIMORE) with 10+ PD in each of past 5 seasons. LB TYUS BOWSER aims for 3rd in row with sack & PD. Had INT in last meeting. Rookie LB ODAFE OWEH had sack, FF & FR last week. Has sack in 2 of past 3.

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER aims for 3rd in row with 250+ pass yards. Has 100+ rating in 2 of past 3 & 90+ rating in 5 of past 6. Completed 36 of 51 atts. (70.6 pct.) for 266 yards in last meeting. Has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.8 rating in his past 3 at home. • RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) has 703 scrimmage yards (117.2 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 6 home games this season. Has 125+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. Leads rookies in scrimmage yards (1,059), rush yards (708) & rush TDs (5). Joins LE’VEON BELL (2013) as only Pit. rookies with 1,000+ scrimmage yards since 2000. RB BENNY SNELL had 93 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 33 rec.) in last meeting & has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 meetings. • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 9 catches for 95 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ catches & 80+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 95+ rec. yards. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL aims for 3rd in row with 80+ rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 52 yards in last meeting. Rookie TE PAT FREIERMUTH aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has TD catch in each of 3 games vs. division this season. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 6 rec. TDs. • LB T.J. WATT had 3 TFL & 2 sacks in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Bal. with sack. Has 6 sacks, 4 PD & FF in his past 3 at home. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 12.5 sacks. DT CAMERON HEYWARD had sack last week. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 8 tackles & 1st INT of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with PD.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-5) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-8)

SUNDAY, OCT. 5, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // LUMEN FIELD // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 28-17

STREAKS: Seahawks have won past 3

LAST GAME: 10/3/21: Seahawks 28 at 49ers 21

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/1/20: Seahawks 37, 49ers 27

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 230 yards & TD vs. INT for 90.2 rating last week. Has 7 TDs (4 pass, 3 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 111.6 rating in 4 road starts in 2021. Amis for his 5th in row on road with 100+ rating. Is 4-1 as starter on road w/ SF vs. division. • RB ELIJAH MITCHELL (rookie) had career-high 168 scrimmage yards (133 rush, 35 rec.) & 4th rush TD of season last week. Leads all rookie RBs & is only NFC RB with 4 100+ rush yard games in 2021. Leads all rookies in scrimmage yards per game (100.1). Has 50+ scrimmage yards in each of his 1st 8 career games & aims for his 6th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. • TE GEORGE KITTLE has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC West & 50+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West in 2021 with rec. TD. Since 2018, ranks 2nd among TEs in rec. yards (3,489) & tied-3rd in receptions (256). WR BRANDON AIYUK led team with 91 rec. yards last week. Has 85+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. Had 8 catches for 91 yards & rec. TD in last road meeting. WR JAUAN JENNINGS had 2nd rec. TD of season last week. • DL NICK BOSA leads NFL in TFL (16) & ranks tied-1st in NFC with career-high 11 sacks. Has 8 sacks & 11 TFL in 5 road games in 2021 & aims for his 6th in row on road with sack. Had sack in Week 4 meeting. LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR led team with 8 tackles & had 2nd-career INT & 2nd-career FR last week. Had 10 tackles in last meeting. CB JOSH NORMAN leads NFL with career-high 7 FFs & aims for his 3rd in row with FF.

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 247 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.6 rating last week. Has 79 games with 100+ rating since 2012, most in NFL. Has 279 career TD passes, 3rd-most by QB in 1st 10 seasons all-time. Had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 116 rating in last meeting. Is 8-1 with 21 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 109.9 rating in 9 career home starts vs. SF. • RB ALEX COLLINS had 78 scrimmage yards (44 rush, 34 rec.) & rush TD in Week 4 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with rush TD. • WR DK METCALF has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. SF. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. SF with 6+ catches, 80+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Needs 3 catches for 3rd-consecutive season with 50+ catches. Is 1 of 3 WRs (MIKE EVANS & TYREEK HILL) with 7+ rec. TDs in each of past 3 seasons. WR TYLER LOCKETT led team with 96 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 115+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home vs. SF. TE GERALD EVERETT had 2nd rec. TD of season last week. • LB BOBBY WAGNER leads NFL with 128 tackles, his 10thconsecutive 100+ tackle season. Aims for his 10th in row at home vs. SF with 6+ tackles. Had 11 tackles, 3 TFL & 2 sacks in last home meeting. LB JORDYN BROOKS had 14 tackles last week & ranks 5th in NFL with career-high 112 tackles. Had sack in last meeting. S JAMAL ADAMS had 2nd INT of season last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 8+ tackles. Is only DB with 75+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons.

DENVER BRONCOS (6-5) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (7-4)

SUNDAY, DEC. 5, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 67-54

STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 11

LAST GAME: 12/6/20: Broncos 16 at Chiefs 22

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/6/20

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER completed 11 of 18 atts. (61.1 pct.) for 129 yards & TD for 101.4 rating & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 5th in row with 0 INTs. Has 100+ rating in 3 of past 4. Completed 36 of 49 atts. (73.5 pct.) for 310 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 103.3 rating in last his last start vs. KC (11/8/20 w/ Car.). Has 90+ rating in 6 of his past 7 starts vs. AFC West. • RB MELVIN GORDON rushed for 83 yards last week. Has 85+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 & TD in 4 of past 5. Rushed for 131 yards in last meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. KC. Aims for his 4th in row at KC with 120+ scrimmage yards. Is only RB with 750+ scrimmage yards in each of past 7 seasons. Rookie RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS tied career high with 111 scrimmage yards (career-high 57 rec., 54 rush) & had rush TD in Week 12. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON aims for his 4th in row vs. KC with 75+ rec. yards. Has 50+ rec. yards in 7 of his past 8 vs. division. WR TIM PATRICK had career-high 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Has 85+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. TE ERIC SAUBERT had 1st-career TD catch in Week 12. • S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 8 tackles, TFL & 2 PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & 6th in row with PD. Has TFL in 2 of past 3. Had 8 tackles & TFL in last meeting. Rookie CB PAT SURTAIN II had 2 INTs, incl. 70-yard INT-TD, last week. Aims for 8th in row with PD. Leads rookies with 3 INTs & ties for lead with 11 PD. LB MALIK REED aims for 4th in row with 0.5+ sacks.

QB PATRICK MAHOMES aims for 3rd in row with 250+ pass yards. Has 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 112.9 rating in his past 5 vs. Den. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Den. with 95+ rating. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 3+ TD passes. Has 3,242 pass yards (324.2 per game) & 105.5 rating in 10 career starts on SNF. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE had 76 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 13 rec.) & 1st rush TD of season in Week 11. Has 75+ scrimmage yards & TD in 3 of his past 4. Rushed for TD in only career game vs. Den. (10/25/20). Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with TD. RB DARREL WILLIAMS has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. • TE TRAVIS KELCE had 5 catches for 74 yards in Week 11. Aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 136 yards & TD in last meeting & has 125+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. Den. Leads TEs with 67 catches & 821 rec. yards & is only player in NFL with 800+ rec. yards in each of past 8 seasons. WR TYREEK HILL aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. Den. Is only player in NFL with 6+ rec. TDs in each of past 6 seasons. • DT CHRIS JONES had career-high 3.5 sacks & had FF, FR & PD in Week 11. Had PD in last meeting. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5 at home. DE FRANK CLARK had sack & FF in Week 11. Had PD in last meeting. CB CHARVARIUS WARD had 7 tackles, season-high 3 PD & 1st INT of season in Week 11. Aims for 3rd in row at home with PD. S L’JARIUS SNEED had 3 PD & INT in Week 12.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (8-4) AT BUFFALO BILLS (7-4)

MONDAY, DEC. 6, 2021 // 8:15 PM ET // HIGHMARK STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 76-45-1

STREAKS: Bills have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/28/20: Bills 38 at Patriots 9

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/1/20: Bills 24, Patriots 21

QB MAC JONES (rookie) completed 23 of 32 atts. (71.9 pct.) for career-high 310 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.2 rating last week. Can become 3rd rookie since 1970 with 70+ comp. pct. (min. 20 atts.) in 4 straight games. Aims for 4th in row with 95+ rating. Has 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.8 rating in 3 starts vs. division. Can become 3rd rookie QB ever (DAK PRESCOTT & BEN ROETHLISBERGER) to win 1st 6 career road starts. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 52 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 12 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 6 of past 7. Rushed for 102 yards & TD in last road meeting. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of 3 games vs. division this season. Rookie RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS had 5 catches for season-high 98 yards last week. Had 6 catches for 58 yards in last road meeting. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. WR KENDRICK BOURNE had 5 catches for 61 yards & season-high 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 60+ rec. yads & TD catch in 2 of past 3. WR NELSON AGHOLOR has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Buf. • DB J.C. JACKSON aims for 3rd in row with INT & 5th in row with PD. Had INT in last road meeting. Leads NFL with 24 INTs since 2018, tied for 2nd-most by player in 1st 4 seasons since 1970. LB KYLE VAN NOY had career-high 3 PD & FF last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Has FF in 2 of past 3. LB MATTHEW JUDON aims for 3rd in row with sack & 6th in row with 0.5+ sacks.

QB JOSH ALLEN completed 23 of 28 atts. (career-high 82.1 pct.) for 260 yards & 4 TDs for 115.2 rating & rushed for 43 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row overall & 6th in row vs. division with 2+ TD passes. Has 115+ rating in 2 of past 3. Passed for 320 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 138.7 rating in last meeting. Has 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with 320+ pass yards, 3+ TD passes & 105+ rating. • RB MATT BREIDA had 55 scrimmage yards (29 rec., 26 rush) & TD catch last week. Aims for 4th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. Rushed for 86 yards in his last game vs. NE (12/20/20 w/ Mia.). Has 125+ scrimmage yards & 2 TDs in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. RB DEVIN SINGLETARY rushed for 86 yards in last home meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 7 catches for 74 yards & TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with rec. TD. Has 70+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4. Had 9 catches for 145 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NE with 6+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. TE DAWSON KNOX had 2 rec. TDs in Week 12 & is 1 of 3 TEs with 2 rec. TDs in 2 games in 2021. Had 51 rec. yards in last meeting. • S JORDAN POYER had 5th INT of season last week & has INT in 2 of past 3. Has 11 tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. NE. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with INT. LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS aims for 3rd in row with 8+ tackles. Had 5 tackles in last meeting. DE MARIO ADDISON had 2 TFL & 4th sack of season in Week 12.

VIRGINIA COACH BRONCO MENDENHALL STEPPING DOWN AFTER BOWL

(AP) — Virginia coach Bronco Mendenhall is stepping down after the Cavaliers play their bowl game, ending his tenure at the school after six seasons.

The surprising announcement came in a news release Thursday and gave no explanation as to why the 55-year-old Mendenhall was leaving the school after a 6-6 regular season. There was no mention of retirement.

In a hastily organized conference call with reporters, Mendenhall said: “I need to step back from college football.”

He added: “This is 100 percent my choice.”

Mendenhall went 36-38 at Virginia, leading the Cavaliers to five straight bowl appearances and their only Atlantic Coast Conference title game appearance two years ago.

COLORADO STATE FIRES STEVE ADDAZIO AFTER 2 BUMPY SEASONS

(AP) — Colorado State fired fiery coach Steve Addazio on Thursday after a tumultuous two seasons that included an ejection in what would prove to be his final game for the Rams.

The decision came on the day Addazio’s buyout dropped from $5 million to $3 million.

Rams director of athletics Joe Parker said a national search firm will be brought in to assist in the hiring of the next head coach. In the meantime, senior associate head coach Brian White will serve as the interim coach.

Addazio wrapped up his time in Fort Collins with a 4-12 record. His tenure got off to a rocky start last year when the university opened an investigation into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases, which uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes.

His time drew to a close Saturday with Addazio leaving the sideline before halftime after receiving a second unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. The Rams lost 52-10 to Nevada in front of an announced crowd of 17,465 at Canvas Stadium, which only dwindled as the game got out of hand.

“The decision we have made today is not one we take lightly,” Parker said in a statement. “After a thorough review of where our program stands today and our outlook for the future, looking at the totality of factors, I felt this was a necessary step.”

Addazio signed a five-year deal with Colorado State in December 2019 as he took over for Mike Bobo. The 62-year-old Addazio couldn’t restore the program to the level it reached just a few seasons ago under Jim McElwain, who was the 2014 Mountain West coach of the year. Colorado State has turned in four straight losing seasons.

Colorado State could be looking at a candidate such as Tony Alford, the Ohio State assistant head coach for offense/running backs. A 1992 graduate of Colorado State, Alford has never been a head coach but has learned the ropes the last few seasons at Ohio State under Ryan Day and Urban Meyer.

Another coach who might be targeted is North Dakota State’s Matt Entz, whose second-seeded Bison (10-1) host Southern Illinois in the second round of the FCS playoffs.

Addazio wasn’t out of work long when the Rams brought him on board. Fired by Boston College on Dec. 1, 2019, he was hired about two weeks later. At the time, Parker said of Addazio’s arrival: “We look forward to Coach Addazio leading our football team as we strive to be the preeminent program in the Mountain West.”

It never panned out.

The Rams went 1-3 in a virus-shortened campaign in 2020 and followed that up with a 3-9 mark this season. Colorado State lost to FCS South Dakota State in the season opener but climbed back to 3-3 before dropping six straight to end the year. Addazio said after the season finale the Rams were “that close,” holding his index finger and thumb close together.

“We’ve got work to do. But didn’t we know that?” Addazio said. “When I came in here there was a lot of work to be done. A lot, not a little. Maybe everybody doesn’t quite understand that. A lot. We’re in the process of doing that work.”

In August 2020, the Rams paused all football activities after an investigation started by the president of the university into the program’s handling of COVID-19 cases uncovered allegations of racism and verbal abuse toward athletes.

Several Colorado State football players released a shared statement on social media to support Addazio and dispute accusations against the program. The players addressed several issues, including the allegations of racism and verbal abuse that they said were “patently untrue.” Their statement added, “our experience since Coach Addazio’s first day has been positive, welcoming and focused on our development as student athletes.”

Before his stop at Colorado State, Addazio coached at Temple (2011-12) and Boston College (2013-19).

Addazio also won two BCS national titles while serving as the offensive coordinator under Meyer at Florida. Meyer has close ties with the Colorado State program – he was a receivers coach for the Rams in the ’90s – and was seen around Parker during the hiring process for Addazio.

GRIZZLIES THROTTLE THUNDER BY NBA-RECORD 73-POINT MARGIN

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) The game was long decided and the Memphis starters were relegated to cheerleaders on the bench when John Konchar got a steal and headed to the basket.

His right-handed dunk gave the Grizzlies a 145-67 lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder with 3:02 left and a new franchise record for points in a game.

That 78-point advantage was Memphis’ biggest lead on Thursday night, but by the time it was over the Grizzlies were still 73 points ahead. Their 152-79 win over the Thunder shattered the NBA record for the largest margin of victory.

“At that moment, I didn’t know it was a franchise record,” Konchar said. “I just kind of saw the lane, and I dunked it. But it’s awesome.”

The 73-point margin easily topped the previous mark, which was Cleveland’s 68-point win over Miami. The Cavaliers topped the Heat 148-80 on Dec. 17, 1991.

“Tonight is not necessarily who we are,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said. “I think we’ve definitely shown that from a competitive standpoint. This isn’t indicative of who our team is.”

Memphis used 12 players and nine of them reached double figures in scoring, with Jaren Jackson Jr.’s 27 points leading the way for the Grizzlies. Memphis was without its best player, injured guard Ja Morant.

It was 72-36 at halftime and the Grizzlies just kept adding to the lead.

“I think there was some slippage defensively and I think before you know it, teams are in a rhythm and the game is out of hand,” Oklahoma City’s Mike Muscala said. “We didn’t fight, obviously. You’d rather go out fighting. You would rather go out putting your best foot forward and playing together.”

The Thunder flirted with being on the wrong end of the record last season, trailing Indiana by 67 points on May 1 before rallying – such as it was – to lose by merely 57 points, 152-95.

This was worse. Historically worse.

The Grizzlies set a franchise record for shooting, making 62.5% of their shots. De’Anthony Melton scored 19 points, Santi Aldama scored 18 and John Konchar scored 17 for the Grizzlies, and none of those three players even started.

“Man, it feels great. It feels great to be in the history books, especially in front of our home crowd,” Melton said. “And we did it one through 15. Everybody contributed, everybody played hard and we all got to get in the game. So, it’s always a blessing.

“We knew with (Morant) going down what we had to do,” Melton said. “We had to step up.”

No Memphis starter played more than 21 minutes. Lu Dort led the Thunder with 15 points, and Oklahoma City shot only 33%.

It was 12-8 after five minutes. From there, there was no stopping Memphis. The Grizzlies outscored the Thunder by 15 points in each of the four quarters.

“Franchise records are obviously great. Obviously proud of our guys that they don’t think about that,” Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins said. “We’re just motivated by what are our standards every single night. Tonight was on pretty full display both offensively and defensively.”

It was the third straight game the Grizzlies have led from start to finish.

“Obviously, it was a combination of things,” Daigneault said. “They played with great force and pace. They made some shots. We didn’t shoot it well early and just really couldn’t get a grip on the game. Any part of the game.”

The Thunder lost their eighth straight as they continued to play without a number of players, including leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who entered concussion protocol earlier Thursday. Gilgeous-Alexander scored 39 points against the Rockets on Wednesday night but suffered a blow to the head late in the game.

Point guard Josh Giddey, who averages 10.4 points and 5.5 assists, sat out with a non-COVID-19 illness, and the remaining players couldn’t fill the void in Oklahoma City’s offense.

The Thunder had been competitive in their seven straight losses before Thursday night. Their largest margin of defeat was 13 points.

“When you compete, you have exposure to the highs and lows of competition,” Daigneault said. “And competition comes with great joy, and it also comes with grief and frustration and anger. And when you step in that ring, that’s what you expose yourself to is all of those things. It’s why the joy feels so good, because when you get punched and you taste your own blood, it doesn’t feel right.”

SUNS PUSH PAST PISTONS, WIN FRANCHISE RECORD 18TH STRAIGHT

PHOENIX (AP) Cam Johnson and Cameron Payne both scored 19 points to lead the Phoenix Suns to their franchise-record 18th win in a row, beating the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on Thursday night.

Johnson and Payne sparked a stellar effort from the Suns bench, which finished with 48 points. Deandre Ayton had 17 points and 12 rebounds as Phoenix improved to 19-3 for the season.

“I haven’t talked about streaks of any kind just because we have been so focused on improving,” Suns coach Monty Williams said of the run that’s lasted more than a month. “But it is really cool to be a part of something like that.”

Phoenix won despite not having leading scorer Devin Booker for the first time this season. The two-time All-Star suffered a left hamstring injury in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game against the Golden State Warriors.

Seven Suns scored in double figures in a balanced effort. Phoenix shot 54% from the field.

“It is hard to win in this league and we are not satisfied but it is special,” Williams said. “To do it in front of our fan base, in a special city like this with the history of this franchise is pretty cool and I want our guys to enjoy it.”

Phoenix shot 76% in the second quarter and led 69-51 by halftime. Payne had 11 points in the second quarter.

The Pistons fought back in the third on a 17-0 run to get within 80-79 after a 3-pointer by rookie Cade Cunningham. It appeared that Detroit tied it at 82 moments later, but a 3-point shot by Hamidou Diallo was ruled to have come after the 24-second clock expired.

“When we play like that, we can win games,” Pistons center Isaiah Stewart said.

Phoenix stopped the rally when Payne hit two free throws and Landry Shamet made a 3, enabling Phoenix to take a six-point lead after three.

“We came out there and just did our job as usual,” Payne said about the bench.

Detroit did get within five points in the fourth quarter a few times, the last with 2:57 remaining at 104-99 on Saddiq Bey’s 3-pointer, but Jae Crowder connected from behind the arc to keep the Pistons chasing. Chris Paul finished with 12 points and 12 assists.

The Suns have not lost since Oct. 27, when Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes hit a 3-pointer as time ran out for a 110-107 victory.

Jerami Grant had 34 points for Detroit, which fell to 2-10 on the road. Cunningham – last year’s No. 1 overall draft pick – scored 19 points on 8-of-15 shooting.

“We’ll learn from it,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “We had some growth.”

MINUS GIANNIS, BUCKS LOSE TO TORONTO, ENDING WIN STREAK AT 8

TORONTO (AP) Fred VanVleet scored 13 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter and the Toronto Raptors took advantage of Giannis Antetokounmpo sitting out with a sore right calf to beat Milwaukee 97-93 Thursday night, ending the Bucks’ winning streak at eight.

Antetokounmpo sat one day after he scored 40 points as Milwaukee beat Charlotte 127-125. The two-time NBA MVP didn’t play for the first time since Nov. 12, when he missed an overtime loss at Boston because of a sprained right ankle.

“He’s got some soreness,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “He feels it on certain things. I think we feel like it’s hopefully something that’s very short term and that a day or two and hopefully he’ll be ready to go.”

Milwaukee is off Friday before hosting Miami Saturday.

VanVleet said the Raptors found out Antetokounmpo wasn’t playing about 30 minutes before tip-off.

“You don’t flinch,” VanVleet said. “In the back of your head you just thank the man upstairs, and you go out there and try to get a win.”

Pascal Siakam scored 20 points and Scottie Barnes had 13as the Raptors won for the first time in four games and snapped a five-game home losing streak, their longest since January 2011. Toronto is 3-8 at home.

VanVleet shot 9 for 17, including 5 for 10 from long range. He also had four assists and five rebounds.

“He was kind of involved in all of it tonight,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said.

VanVleet scored 26 of his 29 points in the second half after making one of three attempts in the first two quarters.

“I just reset at half and just made sure I’d be aggressive,” VanVleet said. “I knew that we probably couldn’t win without me being aggressive.”

Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 26 points, Khris Middleton had 22 and Bobby Portis Jr. had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Bucks, who lost for the first time since a Nov. 14 defeat at Atlanta.

Newly signed center DeMarcus Cousins was out for Milwaukee. Cousins scored seven points in 15 minutes in his Bucks debut Wednesday.

Gary Trent Jr. returned to Toronto’s starting lineup after missing the past two games because of a sore right calf, but forward OG Anunoby (left hip) and Khem Birch (right knee) sat for the eighth straight game.

Holiday shot 10 for 19 and scored 20 or more for the third time in his past five games.

“He carried a big load tonight,” Budenholzer said.

The Raptors made six of 10 from 3-point range in the first to lead 26-23 after one, then missed seven straight from beyond the arc to begin the second. Toronto led 48-40 at halftime.

VanVleet made three 3-pointers and scored 13 points in the third. Middleton replied with seven points in the final minute of the quarter, including a buzzer-beating jump shot, but the Raptors took a 73-68 lead into the fourth.

Portis made a 3-pointer with 33 seconds remaining to bring the Bucks to within 93-90, but VanVleet answered with a pair of free throws.

Precious Achiuwa fouled Middleton on a 3-point attempt, then picked up another foul battling Portis for the rebound after Middleton missed his third attempt. Portis made the first but missed the second, Milwaukee got the rebound, but Pat Connaughton missed a corner 3 that would have given the Bucks the lead.

“Shot felt good,” Connaughton said. “I’ve made a lot of shots in that right corner. Just one that I’d like to have back.”

VanVleet made two more from the line to seal it for Toronto.

LEBRON JAMES OUT OF COVID-19 PROTOCOLS, CLEARED TO RETURN

LOS ANGELES (AP) LeBron James has been cleared to return to the Los Angeles Lakers after missing one game under the NBA’s health and safety protocols.

The league said Thursday that James is not positive for COVID-19 despite a series of tests that produced conflicting results earlier this week. Additional testing cleared James to play when the Lakers host the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night.

James got an initial positive test from a sample collected Monday. The sample was retested twice, producing one positive and one negative result. James underwent additional testing Tuesday, but those tests returned one negative result and one clinically inconclusive result, according to the league.

James subsequently had two negative PCR tests conducted more than 24 hours apart, meeting the criteria necessary to return to play.

James said earlier in the season that he is vaccinated. A clear positive test likely would have kept James away for 10 days or more.

James has missed 12 of the Lakers’ 23 games this season, with 10 due to injuries. He also missed one game while serving the first suspension of his 19-year NBA career for an altercation with Detroit’s Isaiah Stewart.

James is the third-leading scorer in NBA history with 35,651 points. He is averaging 25.8 points, 6.8 assists and 5.2 rebounds in his 11 games this season.

The Lakers are 5-7 without James and 7-4 with him. They began Thursday in sixth place in the Western Conference despite their thoroughly overhauled roster around James and Anthony Davis, along with significant injury problems for several expected regulars.

At least 17 players have entered the NBA’s health and safety protocols since the start of the season. Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton are among the big names who have missed significant playing time while dealing with the coronavirus.

The Lakers’ first meeting of the season Friday with their Staples Center rivals was moved off ESPN earlier in the week in the expected absence of both James and injured Kawhi Leonard, who hasn’t played this season. Both Los Angeles teams have been hovering near the .500 mark after beginning the year with championship aspirations.

SORE FOOT DELAYS WILLIAMSON’S RETURN TO PELICANS PRACTICE

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Soreness in Zion Williamson’s surgically repaired right foot derailed plans for the 2020 All-Star forward to take part in his first full practice of the season on Thursday, team officials said.

Now the plan is to rest the 2019 top overall draft choice for a few days to see if pain subsides, first-year Pelicans coach Willie Green said.

“It’s more important to be patient,” Green said. “We’re talking about somebody’s career. Any time you’re dealing with that aspect of professional sports, that is important. That’s how we’re looking at this.”

The Pelicans have started the season 6-18 without Williamson, who has not played in a game this season but appeared to be closer to returning to action when the club said last week that he had been cleared to participate in full-speed five-on-five drills.

Green said Williamson was “frustrated” by the latest delay.

“It’s something that he’s been going through and working his tail off to come back from,” Green said. “He understands this is a part of it and you have to keep getting over these hurdles.”

Williamson played in just 24 games as a rookie because of a preseason right knee injury (lateral meniscus). In his second season, he played in 61 of 72 games, averaging 27 points per game.

He hurt his foot during offseason training, fracturing his fifth metatarsal. The Pelicans revealed the injury on the first day of training camp in September, saying then that they hoped he’d be ready to play by the regular season opener on Oct. 20. Williamson agreed with that timeline, which has since proved overly optimistic.

Williamson has undergone several rounds of imaging on his repaired foot, which so far have shown no structural damage and enough improvement that doctors signed off late last week on his return to full practice.

The Pelicans play at Dallas on Friday night.

MANFRED, CLARK DIVERGENT VIEWS POINT TO LENGTHY LOCKOUT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Hours into Major League Baseball’s first work stoppage in 26 years, Commissioner Rob Manfred and union head Tony Clark presented diametrically opposed views of each side’s negotiating positions that point to a lengthy lockout.

In separate news conferences less than a day into baseball’s ninth work stoppage, Manfred said the union’s proposal for greater free agency and wider salary arbitration would damage small-market teams.

Clark, the first former player to head the union, accused Manfred of “misrepresentations” in his letter to fans explaining the lockout, and said “it would have been beneficial to the process to have spent as much time negotiating in the room as it appeared it was spent on the letter.”

“It’s unnecessary to continue the dialogue,” Clark said of the lockout. “At the first instance in some time of a bumpy water, the recourse was a strategic decision to lock players out.”

The dispute threatens the start of spring training on Feb. 16 and opening day on March 31.

In many ways, after 26 1/2 years of labor peace the sides have reverted to the bitter squabbling that marked eight work stoppages from 1972-95, including a 7 1/2-month strike that wiped out the 1994 World Series.

Owners locked out players at 12:01 a.m. Thursday following the expiration of the sport’s five-year collective bargaining agreement.

“If you play without an agreement, you are vulnerable to a strike at any point in time,” Manfred said. “What happened in 1994 is the MLBPA picked August, when we were most vulnerable because of the proximity of the large revenue dollars associated with the postseason. We wanted to take that option away and try to force the parties to deal with the issues and get an agreement now.”

Players gained salary arbitration in 1974 and free agency two years later, and most of the previous disputes centered on the rise of big salaries caused by both, along with demands, mostly by small- and middle-market owners, to control costs and increase their competitive ability.

Management gained an ever-increasing series of restraints over the last two decades, such as a luxury tax on high payrolls, leading to a decrease in average salary during the latter years of the most recent labor deal.

Now players want more liberalized free agency and arbitration, leading to a confrontation.

“It’s a whole list of topics that they’ve told us they will not negotiate,” said Bruce Meyer, the players’ chief lawyer. “They will not agree, for example, to expand salary arb eligibility. They will not agree to any path for any player to achieve free agency earlier. They will not agree to anything that would allow players to have additional ways to get service time to combat service-time manipulation. They told us on all of those things they will not agree.”

Since 1976, players can become free agents after six seasons of major league service. The players’ association proposed starting with the 2023-24 offseason that it changes to six years or five years and age 30.5, with the age in the second option dropping to 29.5 starting in 2025-26.

Players want arbitration eligibility to decrease to two years of service, its level until the mid-1980s.

Central to the strife is the union’s anger over a larger number of teams in recent seasons jettisoning veterans in favor of rebuilding while accumulating prospects. Teams sometimes conclude rebuilding – the players call it tanking – is a preferred strategy for long-term success, even though it can rankle their fans.

“We feel our proposals would positively affect competitive balance, competitive integrity,” Meyer said. “We’ve all seen in recent years the problem with teams that don’t seem to be trying their hardest to win games or put the best teams on the field.”

In the signing scramble ahead of the lockout, teams committed $1 billion to contracts on Wednesday, including six nine-figure agreements that raised the total to nine in the last month and total spending to $2.5 billion since Oct. 1.

“The fact that this year there seems to be more activity sooner by clubs in free agency than a normal year raises more questions than it answers about all the other years,” Meyer said. “One good week of free agency doesn’t address all the negative trends that we’ve seen.”

MLB would keep existing free-agency provision or change eligibility to age 29.5.

“We already have teams in smaller markets that struggle to compete,” Manfred said. “Shortening the period of time that they control players makes it even harder for them to compete. It’s also bad for fans in those markets. The most negative reaction we have is when a player leaves via free agency. We don’t see that, making it earlier, available earlier, we don’t see that as a positive.”

Clark spoke at the hotel where negotiations broke off and Manfred about 14 miles away at Globe Life Field, home of the Texas Rangers.

“The players’ association, as is their right, made an aggressive set of proposals in May, and they have refused to budge from the core of those proposals,” Manfred said. “Things like a shortened reserve period, a $100 million reduction in revenue sharing and salary arbitration for the whole two-year class are bad for the sport, bad for the fans and bad for competitive balance.”

An agreement by early-to-mid-March is needed for a full season.

“Speculating about drop dead deadlines at this point, not productive,” Manfred said. “So I’m not going to do it.”

Negotiations have made little to no progress since they began last spring. Manfred said a lockout was management’s only tool to speed the process.

“People need pressure sometimes to get to an agreement,” Manfred said. “Candidly, we didn’t feel that sense of pressure from the other side during the course of this week.”

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NO. 6/6 INDIANA DROPS BACK-AND-FORTH AFFAIR TO NO. 2/3 NC STATE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In a battle of top-10 teams inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Thursday night (Dec. 2), No. 6 Indiana could not overcome a late surge from No. 2 NC State, falling 66-58 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

KEY MOMENTS

After a missed three-point shot by IU, junior forward Mackenzie Holmes tipped out the ball to senior forward Grace Berger. Berger whipped a pass back into Holmes in the post who was fouled on the shot. Holmes earned a trip to the line where she hit two free throws for her first points of the game to bring NC State’s lead down to six points.

Following an offensive rebound from graduate guard Ali Patberg, sophomore guard Chloe Moore-McNeil hit a corner three to close the Wolfpack lead down to two in the final minute of the first quarter.

The Hoosiers took their first lead of the night after Holmes cashed a three from the right-hand arc to go up 14-13 early in the second quarter.

Patberg made back-to-back free throws after drawing a foul in front of the basket. This extended IU’s lead to five, its biggest of the first half.

IU took a 23-21 advantage into the locker-room at the break.

In the early stages of the second half, Berger started the fast break before dishing off a no-look pass to Patberg who laid it in for an easy bucket.

After NC State took a 32-31 lead, senior forward Aleksa Gulbe hit a three from the top of the arc to put the Hoosiers back in front in the third quarter.

Holmes buried a three from the top of the arc early in the fourth to bring IU within one point.

After graduate student guard Nicole Cardaño-Hillary drew an NC State offensive foul, Gulbe buried a three with a hand in her face to trim the deficit to 48-47. But the Hoosiers would get no closer as the Wolfpack but the game away in the final minute of play.

NOTABLES

Holmes led the Hoosiers with 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting from the field. It is her 14th career game scoring at least 20 points.

Holmes scored six of the Hoosiers first eight points of the second half. Holmes had 15 of her 24 points in the second half.

Grace Berger tallied 10 points and added nine rebounds and five assists.

Ali Patberg posted 10 points, five rebounds and three assists.

Indiana held NC State to 36 percent shooting in the first half. The Hoosiers held NC State to 14 points below their season average in points per game.

Sophomore forward Kiandra Browne tallied a season-high six rebounds.

The game against NC State was the Hoosiers second against a top-10 team in their last three games as they faced 7/5 Stanford last week.

QUOTABLE

“We’re disappointed, obviously. Felt like we had every chance to win this game tonight and unfortunately just didn’t hit enough shots. I feel like I’m a broken record cause I kind of said the same thing when we were down in the Bahamas. But right now, getting anything easy, anything outside of Mackenzie tonight to really go down for us was hard, was difficult. We felt like as a step we’ll get a bunch of good shots, really good looks at the basket, and they just didn’t go down. There’s no excuse for that, they just didn’t go down. You have to obviously make shots against a team like NC State. I thought we put pressure on them defensively, got the shots we wanted. On the flip side of that, we did some really good things defensively. We were stingy particularly in the first half, and then we get it within one and shot clock starts to run down and Kayla Jones has to shoot a contested, what we thought was a contested shot right at the horn, the shot clock running down and it goes bottom of the basket, so that was sort of, not a backbreaker cause we still have time, but it certainly deflated us a little bit, and so that’s a teaching moment, we got to be able to pick ourselves up when stuff like that happens cause it was such a great defensive stand for us, and yet she’s able to shoot it quickly and it goes down for her. But we have to be better with how we respond to that. It’s not what happens to you, it’s how you respond to what happens to you, and I thought when we got them over to the sideline, you could tell that they were a little deflated from that one particular play. We will be better, that’s a good basketball team, they have a chance to go to the final four, they’re picked to win the ACC, and we had every chance tonight. Unfortunately, the ball just wouldn’t go in the basket like we needed it to, but really still proud of our group and how hard they fought and really happy and appreciative of the group, the fans that we had tonight in Assembly Hall. The place was outstanding and to our marketing folks here at Indiana, to fill the Hall tonight with a lot of noise was really special. I want to make sure I tell them just how grateful we are as a program.” 

UP NEXT

Indiana opens up Big Ten play on Monday when it hosts Penn State. Tipoff is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

NO. 6/12 IUSD WELCOMES CINCINNATI FOR FINAL FALL MEET

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – In its final meet of the fall, No. 6/12 Indiana swimming and diving will host Cincinnati for a dual meet Friday (Dec. 3) inside Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center.

Both the men’s and women’s teams will compete in the meet after starting the season with a combined 9-1 dual meet record. The 5-0 men’s team will look to complete a perfect fall.

MEET INFO

Friday, December 3

Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatics Center • Bloomington, Ind.

Opponent: Cincinnati

Live Results (Swim): https://bit.ly/3a9t16V

Live Results (Dive): https://bit.ly/3ddqUQZ

Live Stream: bigtenplus.com

SCHEDULED EVENTS

Diving: 1M, 3M

Swimming: 200 Medley Relay, 1,000 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke, 100 Breaststroke, 200 Butterfly, 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, 500 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, 200 IM, 400 Freestyle Relay

OF NOTE…

HOOSIERS COMPETE FOR U.S. NATIONAL TEAM

The IU swimming and diving program sent 13 current, former, and Indiana Swim Club trainees, and two coaches to the Olympic Games 2020 Tokyo. The athletes returned with 11 medals. Three Hoosier Olympians, Michael Brinegar, Andrew Capobianco and Tomer Frankel, are on the roster for the 2021-22 campaign. Capobianco earned silver in the 3M Synchro Springboard.

Six swimmers with Indiana ties have been named to the 2021-22 U.S. National Team roster: Zach Apple, Blake Pieroni, Lilly King, Annie Lazor and current Hoosiers Michael Brinegar and Mariah Denigan.

IU freshman divers Quinn Henninger and Carson Tyler each medaled while representing Team USA at the 2021 Junior Pan American Championships in Cali, Colombia. Henninger secured gold in the 3-Meter dive with a 414.65 score. Tyler followed with a bronze medal performance in the 1M with a 379.35.

BEST OF THE BIG TEN: CONFERENCE WEEKLY AWARDS

Three Indiana swimmers earned Big Ten weekly awards in the most recent cycle (Nov. 24) after strong performances at the Ohio State Fall Invitational.

Junior Brendan Burns was named the Big Ten men’s Swimmer of the Week after contributing four wins, two second place and two fourth place finishes to the Hoosier men’s dominant win at the Ohio State Fall Invitational. His performance in the 200 Backstroke was the highlight as he touched the wall in an NCAA B cut time of 1:40.27, the top time in the NCAA this season. In relays, Burns helped set meet records and in the 400 Medley Relay (3:04.05) and 800 Freestyle Relay (6:17.27). Both times rank top 10 in program history. In finals, Burns collected five NCAA B cuts and an NCAA A cut in the 400 Medley.

Senior Mackenzie Looze was the Big Ten women’s Swimmer of the Week via a win and three runner-up placements as part of eight total top 10 finishes in Columbus. The junior also tallied six NCAA B cuts in eight finals. Looze’s win came in the 200 IM as she recorded the No. 9 time in the NCAA and No. 1 time in the Big Ten with a 1:56.14. Including the 200 IM, Looze finished top 15 in the NCAA in five races total; the 800 and 400 freestyle relays, 200 Breaststroke and 400 IM.

Brearna Crawford finished top 10 in all seven events she raced with NCAA B cut times in four of those to secure freshman of the week laurels. Her performance included a win in the 200 Breaststroke with a time of 2:08.40, the No. 11 time in the country and No. 2 in the conference. Crawford also finished second in the 100 Breaststroke with a 59.32, good for the 13th fastest time in the NCAA.

LAST TIME OUT: INDIANA COMPLETES SOLID WEEK AT OHIO STATE INVITE

Indiana swimming and diving completed a strong showing at the Ohio State Fall Invitational, highlighted by a first-place finish in the men’s competition November 18-20 at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.

A wire-to-wire win, Indiana dominated the meet with 2,830 total points over the three-day event, 547 points better than the next-best team, host Ohio State (2283). Indiana’s women’s team (2023 points) kept the margins close all three days but settled for a third-place finish behind Ohio State (2258) and Kentucky (2198).

PURDUE SWEEPS ILLINOIS ST. TO ADVANCE THE 2ND ROUND

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The No. 6 seeded Purdue Boilermakers (24-6, 15-5 Big Ten) secured its 21st NCAA 2nd Round appearance with its sweep over Illinois St., 25-21, 25-17, 25-11.

With the Boilermakers’ third-highest efficiency of the season at .424 and just eight errors on the night (best since 8 vs. Rutgers, 10/2), Purdue improved to 20-2 in the opening round of the tournament.

Just minutes into the match, Hayley Bush became just the second setter in Boilermaker history to record 1,000 career digs, a milestone shared only with setter Ashley Evans (2014-17). The accomplishment was paired with a 36-assist night and an errorless attack (3-0-4) and a trio of block assists.

Purdue’s balanced attack included six Boilermakers with at least three kills, led by Caitlyn Newton’s team-best 12 kills (12-2-29) and Raven Colvin’s .700 attack % (8-1-10).

Newton’s attack led to a .345 hitting clip, marking the sixth time this season the Terre Haute, Indiana, native has hit above .340. Meanwhile, her two errors tie for a season-best.

Colvin, a Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection, secured her third consecutive match with just one error while adding three total blocks (one solo, two assisted). Meanwhile, the middle blocker’s attack % (.700) was the highest since her career-best of .900 was set on September 17.

The defensive effort was led by Jena Otec and Marissa Hornung. Otec led the team with 12 digs, while Hornung produced 11. Hornung also saw a team-high 18 receptions in the match and only allowed one error.

Meanwhile, Emma Ellis was a difference-maker off the bench, closing the night with her second-highest hitting % of the season at .545. The junior put down seven kills with one error on 11 swings, including a monstrous performance in the second set, where she went errorless with six kills for an .857 attack %.

Up Next

The NCAA 2nd Round will take place tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN+. No. 6 seeded Purdue will take on the Dayton Flyers (26-5, 16-0 A10), who are currently riding a 21-match win streak.

NO. 2 PURDUE OPENS BIG TEN SEASON AGAINST UNBEATEN IOWA

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The No. 2-ranked Purdue Boilermakers wraps up a three-game homestand with another big challenge — this time as undefeated and high-scoring Iowa makes a visit to Mackey Arena. Friday’s contest will be the Big Ten opener for both squads as both teams look to remain undefeated on the season and start league play on a high note.

The Boilermakers are 7-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season, while Iowa is also 7-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season.

The contest will be televised on BTN with Brandon Gaudin, Stephen Bardo and Andy Katz on the call. On the radio waves, Rob Blackman and Bobby Riddell will be courtside on the 22-station Purdue Radio Network and online on the Varsity Sports Network (app). Live stats will be provided on PurdueStats.com and updates will be provided on Purdue’s official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

THE NOTES TO KNOW

1) Purdue is 7-0 for just the third time under head coach Matt Painter. A win over Iowa would give Purdue just its fifth 8-0 start since 1940, joining the 1992-93, 1993-94, 2009-10 and 2015-16 seasons.

2) Purdue is ranked No. 2 this week, matching the highest AP ranking in school history and first time ranked in top two since March 7, 1988.

3) Friday’s game features the top-two scoring offenses in America (Iowa – 1st; Purdue – 2nd). Both teams also rank in the top five nationally in offensive efficiency (Purdue – 1st; Iowa – 4th) and are second (Purdue) and third (Iowa) in scoring margin.

4) The teams are just two of 14 remaining unbeatens and Friday’s game is one of just nine more possible contests between unbeaten teams during college basketball’s regular-season schedule.

5) Purdue’s 1.37 points per possession against Florida State were the most the Seminoles have allowed in the Leonard Hamilton era (20 years).

6) Friday’s contest marks the 30th straight sellout at Mackey Arena (non-CoVid season). Just one game (Incarnate Word) has tickets remaining.

7) Purdue is one-of-three teams nationally to shoot at least 50.0 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from 3-point range and 75.0 percent from the free throw line (Santa Clara, Colorado State).

8) Purdue has been whistled for just 14 fouls during the last two games, including two in the first half. Opponents have shot eight free throws.

9) Matt Painter (362) needs two wins to tie Branch McCracken and Bo Ryan for seventh on the Big Ten’s all-time wins list (364), and nine to tie Ward “Piggy” Lambert for fifth. Since 1980, just two Purdue coaches have won 874 games (Gene Keady – 512; Matt Painter – 362).

SEVEN BOILERMAKERS EARN CKLV INVITATIONAL PRE-SEEDS

LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational announced its weight class pre-seeds for this weekend’s tournament at the Las Vegas Convention Center, unveiling seven entries for the No. 15 Purdue wrestling team. Defending event runner-up Devin Schroder earned the highest mark of any Boilermaker, coming in at the No. 2 seed at 125 pounds.

A two-time CKLV placewinner, Schroder was tagged as the No. 2 seed behind top-seeded and second-ranked Pat Glory of Princeton at 125. This is Schroder’s best-ever preliminary seed in Las Vegas after being named the No. 3 seed in 2019.

Also earning top-five seeds at their respective weights are senior Parker Filius at 141 and junior Kendall Coleman at 157. Filius is the No. 5 seed, his first career pre-seed in Las Vegas, while Coleman is the No. 4 seed, matching his preliminary seed from 2019, where he placed fourth in a star-studded field.

Junior Thomas Penola and freshman Matt Ramos earned the No. 6 seeds at 197 and 133 pounds, respectively, while senior Max Lyon and sophomore Gerrit Nijenhuis were named the No. 7 seeds at 184 and 174. Penola competed in Las Vegas at heavyweight as a freshman, advancing to the Round of 12, while Lyon was one win from podium as well in 2019. This weekend will be the first career appearance for Ramos and Nijenhuis.

125 lbs: #2-seed – #7 Devin Schroder

133 lbs: #6-seed – #24 Matt Ramos

141 lbs: #5-seed – #15 Parker Filius

157 lbs: #4 seed – #12 Kendall Coleman

174 lbs: #7-seed – #20 Gerrit Nijenhuis

184 lbs: #7-seed – #20 Max Lyon

197 lbs: #6-seed – #12 Thomas Penola

all rankings listed are InterMat

BUTLER VB FALLS IN THREE SETS TO VALPO TO END SEASON

VALPARAISO, Ind. – The Butler volleyball team fell in three sets to Valparaiso (25-23, 25-17, 25-16) in the opening round of the National Invitational Volleyball Championship Thursday night in Valpo. The loss ends the season for the Bulldogs (16-16), while the Beacons (23-9) will go on to face Toledo, who won earlier in the day in five sets over Indiana State, on Friday night.

Set 1: Valpo 25-23

The Beacons used a couple of 3-0 runs midway through the set to go up 20-14. From there, the Bulldogs fought back with a 6-0 streak, including kills by Melody Davidson, Mariah Grunze and Amina Shackelford and an ace from Marissa McKelvey, to tie it at 20. A later Davidson kill followed by an ace from Grunze gave Butler a 22-21 lead, but Valpo took 4 of 5 points to clinch the set. Davidson and Grunze had four kills each, while Jaymeson Kinley led the defense with seven digs in the opening frame.

Set 2: Valpo 25-17

After Valpo led 5-1 early, the Bulldogs went on a 4-1 run fueled by back-to-back kills from Grunze and McKelvey to get within one. The Beacons subsequently went on a 5-0 run to extend the lead to six at 11-5 and would extend it to as much as 11. Butler fended off four consecutive set points, but Valpo’s Bella Ravotto clinched the set with a kill. Megan Sheridan led the Bulldogs offense with three kills in the second period.

Set 3: Valpo 25-16

After Butler jumped out to an early 4-0 lead thanks to kills from Sheridan and Destiny Cherry, Valpo would later use a 9-1 run to claim a 13-9 advantage. Sheridan and Cherry would again have a kill each as part of a 4-1 run to help the Bulldogs get back in the set down 14-13, but the Beacons responded with a 7-1 run and would cruise to clinch the set and the match. Cherry had five kills in the final frame to pace the Bulldogs.

Stat of the Match

Valpo outhit Butler .237 to .117.

Inside the Box Score

– Grunze posted 9.5 points on seven kills, three block assists and an ace while adding 10 digs.

– Sheridan had seven kills, eight digs, two blocks and two assists.

– Kinley contributed 15 digs and an assist.

– McKelvey stuffed the stat sheet with 24 assists, six digs, two kills and one ace.

– Davidson finished with five kills, five blocks and two digs in her final college match.

STRONG OFFENSIVE SHOWING MOVES WBB PAST PFW, 86-58

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State women’s basketball team led the entire 40 minutes of action due to an up-tempo offense and some fierce defense that set the tone as the Cardinals went on to defeat Purdue Fort Wayne, 86-58, Thursday night in Worthen Arena. 

“It was a good win,” Ball State head women’s basketball coach Brady Sallee said. “It was a fun game up and down both teams were playing fast. I think you saw how balanced and how lethal we can be offensively. We shot the ball well from the 3-point line and we were able to get it to the rim from multiple people. I thought we ran our stuff relatively well and we took care of the ball.”

With the win, the Cardinals improve to 4-2, while the Mastodons drop to 4-3 on the season. The Cardinals also remain undefeated in the all-time series against the Mastodons, improving to 7-0.

Ball State started the game off hot knocking down three 3-pointers in the opening minutes of the contest. Back-to-back treys from senior Thelma Dis Agustsdottir and then an additional one from redshirt junior Anna Clephane gave the Cardinals an early 9-3 edge over the Mastodons, all in the first two minutes of action. At the 3:35 mark, junior Estel Puiggros made the Cardinals’ fourth 3-pointer of the first quarter to push Ball State’s lead to 15-5. 

But Purdue Fort Wayne didn’t go away quietly, putting together a late first quarter 9-0 scoring spree that would bring the Mastodons to within one (15-14) of the Cardinals with 2:15 remaining in the first frame. 

Freshman Marie Kiefer, who made her first start tonight for BSU, answered quickly with a layup to give Ball State back the offensive control. The Cardinals would head into the second quarter up 19-14 over the Mastodons. 

Ball State got hot in the second quarter of action outscoring Purdue Fort Wayne 27-16 to take a 16-point (46-30) advantage over the Mastodons at intermission. 

Agustsdottir kicked things off in the third period knocking down two more 3-point baskets to push Ball State’s lead even further. Ball State maintained its up-tempo offense the remainder of the third quarter, eventually taking a 63-47 cushion into the final stanza.

The Cardinals defense forced the Mastodons to turn the ball over 28 times and Ball State managed to score 32 points off those miscues.  

Ball State placed three in doubles figures tonight with Clephane leading all players with a 20-point performance. Agustsdottir ended the night with 18 points all of which came from behind the arc after shooting 67 percent (6-of-9) from the 3-point line. Junior Sydney Freeman would round out the double digit scoring with 16.

The Ball State women’s basketball team remains home Saturday when it hosts ACC foe Pitt for a 1 p.m. ET tipoff in Worthen Arena. 

NCAA QUARTERFINAL PREVIEW: #5 PITT

OUTH BEND, Ind. – The Irish and Panthers will meet for the third time this season with a spot in the College Cup on the line with an NCAA quarterfinal matchup at Alumni Stadium at 5 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 4. Tickets can be purchased at the ticket window for $5 and students will get in free with their student ID. The match will be broadcast on ACCNX.

#4 NOTRE DAME vs. #5 PITT

Location: South Bend, Indiana | Alumni Stadium

TV: ACCNX

Live Stats: Click Here

Twitter Updates: @NDMenSoccer

Game Notes: vs. Pitt

THE IRISH IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

• Notre Dame is playing in its 23rd NCAA Championship in 2021 and have played in the tourney in 19 of the last 21 seasons.

• The Irish have an overall record of 21-20-3 in the NCAA Championships.

• The Irish have advanced to the round of 16 on 11 occasions and have made five quarterfinals.

• Notre Dame won the College Cup in 2013, defeating Maryland by a score of 2-1 to capture the title. It was the program’s only trip to the College Cup.

• Notre Dame is 15-8-3 when playing at home in NCAA Tournament play in program history and has advanced to the next round 17 times.

• The Irish are 12-8-2 in their opening NCAA Tournament matches in program history and have advanced to the next round 14 times.

• Notre Dame’s No. 4 national seed is the highest the program has earned since being the top-seed during the 2014 season.

THE PITT SERIES

• The Irish and Panthers will meet on the pitch for the 31st time on Saturday.

• Notre Dame holds a decisive lead in the all-time series with a record of 20-7-3.

• The Irish were victorious in both matchups earlier this season, defeating the Panthers in double overtime by a final score of 1-0 in the regular season at Alumni Stadium and 2-0 in the ACC semifinals in Pittsburgh.

• Pitt has only been shutout twice this season, both coming in matches against the Irish.

KEEP IT CLEAN

• The Notre Dame defense has come into form in the second half of the season, entering Saturday’s match posting 10 clean sheets in its last 12 matches.

• The Irish have totaled 13 shutouts on the season, with Bryan Dowd in goal for 10 and Thomas Deslongchamps recording three.

• The 13 clean sheets are tied for third most in program history and the most since recording 13 during the 2006 season.

• Notre Dame has eight clean sheets against ACC opponents, the most by any team in the conference this season (Pitt x2, Duke, Clemson, Wake Forest, Louisville, NC State x2)

• Opponents have scored multiple goals in just four of 22 matches this season.

• Despite playing some of the top teams in the country, the Irish have allowed just five goals in the last 14 matches.

FINISHING STRONG

• The Irish have made it a habit of dominating the second half of matches, outscoring the opposition 30-7 in the final 45 minutes of regulation.

• Notre Dame’s defense hasn’t allowed a goal in the second half in the last 12 matches, outscoring the opposition 17-0 in the second half during that stretch.

• The last time the Irish allowed a goal was in a 2-1 win against Virginia on October 1.

LYNN LEADS THE LINE

• Lynn was Notre Dame’s representative on the ACC Preseason Watch List and was ranked No. 33 in TopDrawerSoccer’s midseason top 100 players rankings.

• Lynn paces all active Irish players in career goals with 30.

• Lynn became the 12th player in program history to reach the 30 career goal mark.

• The senior leads the team in goals (9) and points (22) on the year.

• The forward has nine goals and four assists on the season.

• Lynn was named All-ACC First Team for the second straight year by the league coaches.

• The forward enjoyed a breakout 2019 campaign, scoring a career-high 10 goals to lead the Irish attack.

• Lynn has led the Irish in goals and points in each of the last two seasons.

BALANCED ATTACK

• Nineteen different Irish players have registered at least one point this season, as the team has totaled 143 on the season.

• Fifteen players have scored a goal through 22 matches, with 11 scoring multiple goals.

• Dawson McCartney and Paddy Burns are tied for the team lead in assists with five each while Jack Lynn, Ethan O’Brien and Daniel Russo are tied for second with four each. Matthew Roou, Ben Giacobello and Matthew McLaughlin each have three.

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT

• The Irish have received significant contributions from the 2021 freshman class.

• Fourteen of Notre Dame’s 50 goals have been scored by freshmen.

• Matthew Roou ranks tied for second on the team in goals scored with seven while Eno Nto is fourth on the squad with five goals to his name.

• Michael Rossi scored two goals in his debut season.

• Josh Ramsey has played in all 22 games, including 21 starts for Notre Dame this season at the center back position.

• Nto and Roou both scored goals in their first career starts, coming in the 2-0 win over NIU.

• Kyle Genenbacher has also logged minutes in 20 matches this season.

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP REWIND

• The Irish captured its first ACC Championship title in program history with a 2-0 win over Duke in Cary, North Carolina.

• Dawson McCartney scored a brace in the title game and totaled three goals over the four tournament matches to earn ACC Championship MVP honors.

• Jack Lynn, Bryan Dowd and Philip Quinton joined McCartney on the ACC All-Tournament Team.

• The Irish didn’t allow a goal over the four games, becoming the first team to accomplish the feat when playing in four games and the sixth to ever finish the ACC Championships with no goals allowed.

• Notre Dame advanced past NC State (1-0), Louisville (0-0, 3-0 penalties), and Pitt (2-0) to get to the title game.

• The Irish snapped Pitt’s 19-match home winning streak with the 2-0 win in the semifinal round.

24/25 IRISH WIN 76-71 BATTLE AGAINST SPARTANS

EAST LANSING, Mich.  — The No. 24/25 Notre Dame women’s basketball squad (7-1) did its part in the B1G/ACC Challenge, winning a 76-71 battle against the Michigan State Spartans (6-3) inside the Breslin Center on Thursday night. The Fighting Irish improved to 7-1 all-time in the Challenge.

Freshman guard Sonia Citron went off for a career high 29 points, including 21 in the second half. Citron had 13 of the team’s 21 fourth-quarter points. The New York native shot 9-of-12 from the field, 3-of-4 from three and 8-for-8 from the free-throw line. Citron also recorded five rebounds and three assists.

It was also a great game for new Irish in Olivia Miles and Nat Marshall, who notched 11 and eight points respectively. Miles even flirted with a triple-double with 11 boards and eight assists, earning her third double-double nonetheless. Dara Mabrey also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The Irish also improved to 24-3 against Big Ten opposition in their last 27 matches (since the start of the 2009-10 season). They also jump to 12-9 all-time against the Spartans.

How It Happened

It took a few minutes for the Irish to get settled in, starting 2-for-9 from the field with four turnovers, falling into a 12-6 hole. Notre Dame then began to click, firing off a 9-0 run, only to be countered by a Spartans 8-0 run. Citron and Mabrey connected from deep in the final 44 seconds to cut the deficit to 23-21 after the opening quarter.

The Notre Dame offense recorded another successful spurt midway through the second, firing off a 9-0 scoring spree in a 1:23 span to go up 34-27. Nat Marshall ignited the fire with four points in the run and six total in the period on 3-for-6 shooting.

Yet the turnover bug struck again, as the Irish coughed up three more over the final 3:24, resulting in zero points in that span as well; thus, Michigan State cut the lead to 36-34 at the half.

Notre Dame started the second half strong with a 9-1 scoring run, holding Michigan State to without a field goal until the 6:12 mark. Still the Spartans rallied, cutting it to a one-possession game (49-47) with 3:21 left in the period.

Citron stepped up in a big way, scoring eight of the team’s final 10 points in the quarter to give the Irish a 55-50 edge heading to the fourth. Entering the final period, Citron was the lone Irish in double figures, already with a career high 16 points.

Citron then scored six of the team’s first eight points in the fourth, building a lead as large as 10 (65-55) with 5:11 remaining. Yet the pesky Spartans just wouldn’t go away, hitting a three with 4:11 left to cut it to 65-60.

Citron hit a clutch three-pointer with 2:27 left, but was countered by a Michigan State trey just a minute later. Up five, Citron then converted from the free-throw line with 1:08 left, pushing the lead back to 72-65. Citron closed her 13-point fourth quarter with two more free throws with 10 seconds left to ice it.

Up Next

The Irish remain on the road for a rivalry matchup in Storrs, Connecticut. Tip against No. 2 UConn is scheduled for Noon ET on Sunday, Dec. 5, airing live on FS1.

SYCAMORES FALL IN NIVC OPENER TO TOLEDO IN FIVE SETS

VALPARAISO, Ind. – Indiana State volleyball saw its season come to a close Thursday night in the National Invitational Volleyball Championship opening round, falling to Toledo in five sets (25-12, 24-26, 25-22, 18-25, 5-15) at the ARC on the campus of Valparaiso.

It marked the first postseason tournament appearance for Indiana State in program history as the team finished 18-13 overall on the season – the most wins for the Sycamores since the 1982 season.

Indiana State outhit the Rockets .226 to .255, but Toledo was able to take advantage of the ISU’s receive with 10 aces in the match. Two Sycamores finished with double-digit kills in the match led by Karinna Gall’s 13 kills on 28 attacks. Freshman Storm Suhre added 10 kills for the Sycamores on just 21 kills.

Chloe Mason had a team-high 23 assists while freshman Emma Kaelin added 19 assists and six digs.

Defensively ISU was sound for much of the match, especially in the first set as ISU out-blocked Toledo at the net 5-0 led by Kylie Newby (3), Mallory Keller (2) and Jamie Brown (2). Newby finished with a team-high seven blocks while Brown added six of her own as ISU edged Toledo 14-10 in blocks. Melina Tedrow recorded 15 of ISU’s 52 digs to lead the team.

It was all Indiana State in the opening frame as the Sycamores outhit Toledo, .550 to .000. ISU was stout on defense, sending back five Rocket attacks. Indiana State took the lead on a 6-0 run and never looked back as they cruised to the set win. Karinna Gall led the team with three kills on four attacks.

It was a much more competitive second set as the two squads went back-and-forth with 13 ties and five lead changes. Trailing 12-11, Indiana State went on a 5-1 run before the Rockets answered back with a run of their own to take a 21-18 lead. ISU rallied once again as Newby tied the match at 24 with a kill from the middle before Toledo picked up back-to-back kills to take the set.

It was much of the same in set three as the teams battled before ISU reeled off five-straight points to take a 19-16 lead and never looked back as the team took a 2-1 lead in the set. Toledo was able to keep the offense off-balance in the fourth set as the Rockets had four players with two or more kills led by Uluave Sinalauli’i who had five. Toledo led throughout the entirety of the set, outhitting Indiana State .241 to .154.

The Rockets raced out to an 8-2 lead in the fifth and final set en route to the comeback win.

Sinalauli’i was one of three Rocket hitters with double-digit kills with 20 on the night. Taylor Alt had 16 while Olivia Vance added 10.

The Sycamores will look to build on the success of the fall as they are set to return the bulk of their experience including three freshmen that saw action in a combined 245 sets.

SYCAMORE ALUM ROBY ENRIQUEZ SIGNED BY ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State baseball alum Roby Enriquez’s contract was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks as the MLB organization obtained his rights from the Pioneer League’s Boise Hawks.

Enriquez is coming off a 2021 season with the Hawks where he hit .353 from the plate with 104 hits in 295 at-bats for the Hawks. The second-year player added 20 doubles and two triples, while adding five home runs in 78 games played. He added 47 RBI and 66 runs scored, while adding four stolen bases.

The Carolina, Puerto Rico native made an immediate impact for the Sycamores after transferring into the program by way of Allen Community College prior to the 2018 season. In his first season at Indiana State, Enriquez played in 53 games, earning 49 starts on the year. He led the team and was second in the nation after getting hit by 27 pitches in the regular season, while adding six doubles, a triple, and a pair of home runs. Highlighting his first year at ISU included a walk-off home run in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament over Southern Illinois.

The 2019 season saw another strong year for the outfielder as he increased his numbers across the board. He finished the year with a .285 batting average while lining up in 61 games with 60 starts. He finished third on the team with 68 hits, while adding 46 runs scored. He added 12 doubles and five home runs, while contributing 33 RBI. He finished the year on a seven game hitting streak which included three runs scored, a double, and a home run against Vanderbilt in the NCAA Regional.

Prior to Indiana State, he played two seasons at Allen Community College which included earning NJCAA Second Team All-American honors in 2017. He added First Team All-Region VI and KJCCC First Team All-Conference accolades in the same season after finishing with a .424 batting average and an .802 slugging percentage. He added 33 extra-base hits, including 15 home runs and 16 doubles, while driving in 58 runners and stealing five bases.

WBB PREVIEW | SYCAMORES RETURN TO HULMAN CENTER AGAINST WESTERN MICHIGAN

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State returns home to the Hulman Center on Saturday evening as the Sycamores welcome Western Michigan for a nonconference matchup. Tipoff between the Sycamores and the Broncos is set for 6 p.m. and will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

Game Day Sponsor

The Tribune-Star will be Saturday’s game day sponsor for the women’s basketball game. The Trib-Star serves Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley region serves as a regional employment, retail, education, cultural, dining, entertainment and health-care hub for more than a dozen surrounding counties in Indiana and east-central Illinois.

Culver’s “Drive to 25”

Saturday will feature the beginning of the Culver’s “Drive to 25” promotion for The Forest at home women’s basketball games. Students in the The Forest will receive promo cards for a free butter burger from Culver’s if the women’s basketball team scores 25 points or more in the first half against Western Michigan.

Recapping Wednesday

Mya Glanton rebounded her own missed shot and put the ball in the basket as the buzzer sounded to help lead Indiana State past host Chicago State on Wednesday evening in the Jones Convocation Center, 59-58.

The Sycamores took the 57-56 lead on a pair of Del’Janae Williams free throws with 29.8 seconds remaining on the clock setting up a frantic stretch over the final 30 seconds of the contest. Chicago State’s in-bounds pass deflected off two Sycamores before Aaliyah Collins scooped up the ball and scored with 7.2 seconds remaining to swing the advantage back to the Cougars, 58-57.

After an ISU timeout advanced the ball in front of the Sycamores’ bench, Natalia Lalic’s pass went to Williams in the corner. The junior guard dribbled it into the lane and found Glanton for an open five-footer that rimmed out. However, the redshirt sophomore forward followed her shot and got the rebound on the left block, putting the final shot off the glass and into the net setting off an Indiana State celebration on the court.

The Sycamores led for just 3:04 in the contest and led just once since the 7:15 mark in the first quarter as Indiana State kept up the pace in a frenetic game against the Cougars. Williams led all players with a game-high 24 points, her second consecutive 20-point game, while Marie Hunter and Glanton both added nine points apiece in the win. Tonysha Curry’s eight rebounds led the Sycamores, while Hunter added six boards and two assists in the ISU win.

About Western Michigan

Western Michigan enters the Saturday contest with a 4-2 overall record on the season with a 1-2 mark away from their home court at University Arena. The Broncos have picked up wins over Kentucky State, St. Mary’s College of California, Olivet College, and Valparaiso, but took losses at Purdue and the University of Southern California. The Broncos are on a three-game winning streak, including their first road win of the season at St. Mary’s that started the stretch on November 20.

Western Michigan’s last contest against Valparaiso saw strong team defense lead the Broncos past the Beacons. Lauren Ross scored a career-high 27 points on 8-of-17 shooting, while Taylor Williams added 19 points and eight rebounds in the win over the Beacons.

Ross paces three players averaging double-digits in the scoring column with 19.7 points, while Reilly Jacobson adds 13.3 points and 4.7 rebounds per game on the year. Williams is also among the scoring leaders with 12.7 points and 7.8 rebounds per game on the year.

Series Review vs Western Michigan

The series between Indiana State and Western Michigan dates back to the 1974-75 season when the Sycamores took the inaugural contest, 78-73 in overtime. The Sycamores won the first four games of the series, before WMU went on a five-game winning streak from 1977-1982. ISU snapped the WMU streak in 2010 with the Sycamores topping the Broncos, 71-66, in Miami, Fla.

The Sycamores are 2-3 against the Broncos at home in the series, but have lost their last three home contests in the series.

The last time these teams met, Indiana State hit their first 25 free throw attempts in topping the Broncos, 71-66, in the first game of the FIU Thanksgiving Classic. Taylor Whitley led ISU on Friday, totaling a season-high 20 points while also pulling down six rebounds. Kelsie Cooley and Andrea Rademacher joined Whitley in double-figures, with Cooley adding 12 points and seven rebounds and Rademacher going a perfect four-for-four from the field to chip in 10 points.

Twenty-Point Scorers

Make it back-to-back games for Del’Janae Williams as the junior guard hit the 20-point mark against both Georgia Southern and Chicago State. Williams started her stretch with a career-high 26-point game against the Eagles to close out the GATA Turkey Throwdown after going 6-of-11 from the floor, 4-of-7 from the three-point line, and 10-of-12 from the free throw line in the 71-67 win over Eagles.

She followed up with another career-effort with a 24-point contest against the Cougars on Wednesday night. Williams went 6-of-12 from the floor and a career-high 12-of-14 from the free throw line to keep the Sycamores within striking distance before Mya Glanton hit the game-winner in the 59-58 win at Chicago State.

Williams leads all Indiana State active players with three career 20-point games, passing Caitlin Anderson (2) and Adrian Folks (2) in the category. Essy Latu has also posted one 20-point game in the Sycamores’ Blue & White.

Sycamores’ Active 20-point Scorers

Del’Janae Williams – 3

Caitlin Anderson – 2

Adrian Folks – 2

Essy Latu – 1

Check Your Pockets

Indiana State’s defense continues to remain among the nation’s best as the Sycamores entered the week sitting in the top-30 in three separate team defensive categories. The Sycamores are 19th overall in steals per game (12.3), 17th in total steals (86), and 30th in turnovers forced per game (22.14).

Indiana State made their mark early in the season with a 21-steal contest against Stephens (Mo.) to open the year. Since then, ISU has recorded at least 10 steals in five of the last six contests, including 13 in back-to-back games against Georgia Southern and Chicago State. Overall, it’s been a team effort by Indiana State with four players posting double-digit steals on the year and 10 players overall recording multiple steals.

In addition to getting their hands on the ball, ISU has been constantly harassing the opposition and has posted four games with at least 20 forced turnovers on defense. The Sycamores forced a season-high 36 turnovers against Stephens (Mo.) and carried on with 26 forced turnovers against Saint Louis, 21 this past Saturday against Georgia Southern, and 21 against Chicago State.

Defending the 3-Ball

This past weekend’s contest against Georgia Southern marked the second time in the 2021-22 season that Indiana State held an opponent scoreless from behind the arc. The Sycamores limited the Eagles to a 0-for-14 performance behind the three-point line to shut down Georgia Southern in the 71-67 win.

ISU previously limited Stephens (Mo.) to a 0-for-12 mark behind the arc to open the year and have held opponents under .300 from the three-point line on four separate occasions this year. Over their last three games entering Saturday, the Sycamores have held the opposition to a 7-for-46 (.152) mark from behind the three-point line. ISU has also held opponents to just a .271 three-point percentage on the year.

PURDUE FORT WAYNE MBB FALLS TO WRIGHT STATE IN HORIZON OPENER

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jarred Godfrey finished with 24 points, seven assists and five rebounds but it came in a losing effort on Thursday (Dec. 2) evening as the Wright State Raiders defeated the Mastodons 86-73 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum in the Horizon League opener for both schools.

Godfrey put up his impressive stat line with only one turnover in the game. He was 7-of-17 from the floor with an 8-of-8 performance from the stripe. His night included a four-point play in the first half.

The first 12 minutes of the game featured six ties and three lead changes as the Mastodons and Raiders battled back and forth. However the game changed when Wright State, picked to finish second in the league, went on a 13-0 run over a four-minute stretch of the first half. It turned a 26-22 Mastodon lead into a 35-26 Wright State advantage. The Raiders took a 47-35 lead to the break after shooting 74.1 percent (20-of-27) in the first half.

Deonte Billups totaled 14 points in the game while Ra Kpedi had 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting. Tanner Holden had 22 points for Wright State. He helped the Raiders shoot 69.2 percent (36-of-52) in the contest. The ‘Dons shot 40.0 percent (24-of-60) in the game.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 3-4 (0-1 Horizon). Wright State improves to 2-5 (1-0 Horizon).

The ‘Dons are back in action on Saturday (Dec. 4) in a 1 p.m. start against Northern Kentucky.

CARDINALS TAKE NON-LEAGUE GAME FROM PURDUE FORT WAYNE

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team dropped a non-league game at Ball State on Thursday (Dec. 2) 86-58 in Worthen Arena.

After falling behind 15-5, the Mastodons used a 9-0 run to cut the lead down to just one. Ryin Ott hit a pair of layups, Amellia Bromenschenkel hit a 3-pointer and Sylare Starks added a layup. This 9-0 stretch lasted 62 seconds. Ball State built the lead back up shortly into the second quarter, however, going on a 10-0 run. Shayla Sellers hit a 3-pointer before Riley Ott hit a layup to stem the tide.

Midway through the third quarter, the ‘Dons had a 7-0 run over a stretch of more than three minutes. Jazzlyn Linbo made a post move to start it off, then Aubrey Stupp made a pair of freebies and Starks drained a triple. Starks hit a 3-pointer with less than 15 seconds left in the third quarter to cut the lead to 16.

Ryin Ott hit a pair of layups to start the fourth quarter, but Ball State finished the game on a 16-3 run.

Starks finished with 16 points. Ryin Ott and Aubrey Stupp joined her in double-figures with 12 and 11, respectively. Linbo finished with eight boards, while Stupp and Sellers had six each. The ‘Dons out-rebounded Ball State 41-36.

Ball State got 20 points out of Anna Clephane to lead the scoring.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 4-3, while Ball State improves to 4-2. The Mastodons will return to Horizon League play this weekend, as they travel to Northern Kentucky on Sunday, December 5.

VOLLEYBALL EARNS MILESTONE WIN TO OPEN NIVC

CHICAGO – The first trip to the National Invitational Volleyball Championship started off as an outstanding success for the University of Evansville volleyball team, who defeated Sam Houston by a 3-0 final on the campus of Chicago State University.

With the victory, the Purple Aces clinched win #20 of the season, the first such campaign since 1988 and the sixth time UE has done so in program history.  Evansville advances to Friday’s second round, which will begin at 7 p.m. CT against the winner of tonight’s Bradley/Chicago State match.

“Our team played great tonight.  Our message throughout the whole week was that we had to go back to our game; we were focusing too much on our opponents,” Aces head coach Fernando Morales said.  “Clinching a 20-win season is a great step towards our long-term goals.  We look forward to making a run in the NIVC.”

MVC Freshman of the Year Giulia Cardona led the way with 21 kills while recording 9 digs and 3 aces.  An efficient hitting effort saw her finish at .405.  Alondra Vazquez earned 18 kills and 9 digs while Melanie Feliciano posted 7 kills and 9 digs.  Taya Haffner totaled 42 assists and 8 digs while Blakeley Freeman had the top tally for UE with 13 digs.  Sam Houston was led by Catherine Krieger’s 12-kill performance.

Set 1 – UE 25, Sam Houston 21

Alondra Vazquez recorded five kills in the opening set to help the Aces grab the early advantage.  Kills by Giulia Cardona and Melanie Feliciano put UE on top by a 3-1 score to open before Sam Houston came back to tie the set at 8-8.  A 6-4 stretch by the Bearkats gave them their first lead at 14-12.  Consecutive aces by Cardona put the lead right back in the Aces hands at 15-14 before Sam Houston came back to tie it up at 18-18.  A pivotal stretch by Evansville saw them take a 24-19 lead before winning by a 25-21 final.

Set 2 – UE 25, Sam Houston 21

Once again it was Evansville with the strong start, posting four of the first five points with Cardona and Vazquez adding two kills apiece.  The Bearkats got within a pair at 9-7 before UE extended its lead to a high mark of seven points.  A 4-0 spurt got things started with Vazuqez adding three more kills before an ace from Taya Haffner made it a 16-9 game.  Sam Houston chipped away at the UE lead, cutting the gap to a pair at 19-17, but Evansville countered and it was two more kills from Vazquez that finished off another 25-21 UE win.

Set 3 – UE 25, Sam Houston 21

For the third game in a row, UE had the upper hand in the early going.  Kate Tsironis along with Cardona picked up two kills each in a 6-2 run to open the set.  In a set that mirrored the first two frames, Sam Houston fought back in the next segment, embarking on a 3-0 run to knot the game at 12-12.  In this instance, they were unable to get over the hump to take a lead.  Evansville responded with four in a row in a run that would see them score seven out of eight tallies to go up 19-13.  Cardona got it started with a kill before Vazquez capped it off with one of her own.  The Bearkats never relented and made a final rally to cut the gap to 21-20.  It was Vazquez who had the point to get her squad back on track before an ace by Laura Ruiz capped off the third 25-21 decision of the night.

JAGS DEFEAT #HLWBB FOE DETROIT MERCY, 87-52

DETROIT, Mich. – The Jags earned their first Horizon League win of the season after defeating Detroit Mercy on the road on Thursday night, 87-52. Graduate student Macee Williams led the team with 18 points, six rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Anna Mortag followed with a career-high 15 points and two assists.

“Anna Mortag played very well offensively, shooting the ball well from the three-point line,” said head coach Austin Parkinson.

IUPUI, in their first played conference matchup after having to forfeit the first two games of the season due to Covid-19 implications, scored 19 points in the first quarter to jump out to an early lead. They continued the pressure in the second and third quarters both offensively and defensively, forcing 19 turnovers in just the second and third quarters.

“I thought our team did a nice job in the middle two quarters defending,” said head coach Austin Parkinson. “We were aggressive on our rotations forcing 30 turnovers overall.”

Starters, Rachel McLimore (9 points), Destiny Perkins (8), Rachel Kent (4), Madison Wise (4) and Williams (18) set the pace for the Jags. Natalie Andersen and Alli Berg came off the bench and each scored eight points and had one rebound. Morgan Allen added seven points with three rebounds and two assists. IUPUI shot 46.8 percent (29-for-62) from the floor and 47.8 percent (11-for-23) behind the arc. The lady Jags defense held the Titans to 11.1 percent (1-for-9) beyond the arc.

IUPUI will travel to Rochester, Michigan to take on another Horizon League conference foe Oakland on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 2:00 PM ET. Game coverage with be on ESPN+.

JAGUARS DROP #HLMBB OPENER TO DETROIT MERCY, 69-45

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI basketball team struggled to score out of the gates and was unable to climb back in the contest as the Jaguars fell to Detroit Mercy at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Thursday night (Dec. 2), 69-45. Madut Akec had 20 points and seven boards for the Titans and Horizon League Preseason Player of the Year Antoine Davis finished with 19 points, 10 assists and four boards for the victors.

B.J. Maxwell was the lone IUPUI (1-6, 0-1 HL) player to finish in double-digits, tallying 10 points in the loss, all after halftime.

The guests scored the game’s first 11 points on three threes and a fast break dunk to seize control early. The Jaguars didn’t tally a field goal until Bobby Harvey drained a corner three at the 13:45 mark, cutting the Titans’ lead back to 10. Any thoughts of getting in the game in the opening half faded away in a bevy of turnovers and missed shots as IUPUI was limited to just 12 first half points on 4-of-22 (18.2 percent) shooting.

Meanwhile, Davis knifed his way through the Jaguars defense as a distributor in the opening stanza, delivering eight first half assists, including a lob at the final horn to make it 38-12 at the break.

While IUPUI was more engaged and enthused in the second half, the only suspense was the final margin as the Jags never got the lead under 20 after the break. The Jaguars got a rare five-point possession early in the half when Boston Stanton III stroked a three while Jonah Carrasco was fouled on the inside following the make. After the media timeout, Carrasco got free underneath on a KJ Pruitt assist for an easy layup.

Davis made four of his seven second half three-point attempts and tallied 12 of his 19 after the break.

Stanton, Harvey and Pruitt all finished with six points each as IUPUI shot 44 percent from the floor and 44 percent from three-point range in the second half. Sophomore Bakari LaStrap added four assists off the IUPUI bench as the Jaguars’ reserves outscored Detroit Mercy’s 18-9.

However, the Titans cashed in on 21 IUPUI turnovers and converted them into 22 points and outscored the Jaguars 26-16 in the paint.

IUPUI will continue the homestand on Saturday (Dec. 4) when the Jaguars host Oakland University at noon inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum. That contest will be broadcast on ESPN+ as Scott Agness (pxp) and IUPUI Hall of Famer Bob Lovell (analyst) describe the action from courtside. In addition, a large contingent of IUPUI basketball alumni will be recognized with a pregame reception and on-court recognition on Saturday.

VALPO SWEEPS BUTLER IN FIRST ROUND OF NIVC; SET TO FACE TOLEDO FRIDAY

The Valpo volleyball team made quick work of longtime rival Butler in the first round of the 2021 NIVC Thursday evening at the ARC, sweeping the Bulldogs (25-23, 25-17, 25-16) for the third postseason victory in program history. With the win, the Beacons advance to face Toledo — five-set winners over Indiana State in Thursday’s first match — with a quarterfinal berth on the line Friday evening.

How It Happened

Valpo took control of the opening set on either side of the midway point, going on a 7-2 run to extend an 8-7 advantage to 15-9. Maddy Boyer (Batavia, Ill./Batavia) led the way during that spurt with three kills and was in on a block as well.

The Beacons were still in command with a six-point lead at 20-14 before Butler roared back with an 8-1 run to take a 22-21 lead late.

A Butler attack error tied things up at 22-all, and Boyer came up with another termination to return the lead to Valpo. Another error by the Bulldogs gave Valpo set point at 24-22, and on its second chance, the hosts closed out the opener thanks to a kill by Peyton McCarthy (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton).

Kills from McCarthy and Elise Swistek (LaPorte, Ind./New Prairie) helped Valpo out to a 5-1 lead in set two as it would never trail.

Seven kills from five different players were part of a 12-3 stretch during which the Beacons extended their advantage to 18-8. The lead reached as many as 11 points, and a kill from Bella Ravotto (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) eventually gave Valpo a 2-0 lead in the match.

It was the Bulldogs who jumped out to a quick 5-1 lead in set three, but a 9-1 run for Valpo soon after gave it the lead for good, turning an 8-4 disadvantage into a 13-9 edge.

Butler moved back within one at 14-13, but the combined play of McCarthy and Kara Cooper (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) put together the vital run which put the match away. The two players combined on a block and both had three kills apiece as part of a 7-1 spurt, the last two terminations coming from Cooper to push the lead out to 21-14. The Bulldogs would not string together consecutive points the rest of the way.

Inside the Match

The victory was the third in postseason history for the Valpo program. Valpo previously earned a pair of wins in the 2018 NIVC over Ball State and Miami (Ohio).

The win came in the 38th all-time meeting with the Beacons’ Indianapolis-based rivals. Longtime foes across all sports, the volleyball program now has two wins this calendar year over the Bulldogs to go with three wins by the football program.

The victory improved Valpo’s home record this season to 9-1, the best mark at the ARC since the 2009 squad went 10-1 at home.

Valpo bested Butler in the hitting percentage department Thursday, .237-.117, and out-killed the Bulldogs, 43-34. Unforced attack errors were the key, as despite being out-blocked 9-4, the Beacons committed just six more attack errors to Butler’s 16.

Ravotto continued her strong recent stretch on the attack, posting a match-high 11 kills while hitting .267. The junior has been in double figures in kills in four straight matches and five of the last six, and Valpo is 10-1 this season when she reaches double digits.

McCarthy hit at a .421 clip — her eighth match of the year hitting above .400 — with 10 kills to second Ravotto. It was McCarthy’s 19th match in double figures in kills this season.

Victoria Bulmahn (McCordsville, Ind./Mt. Vernon) picked up a double-double with 18 assists and 11 digs, while Brittany Anderson (East Chicago, Ind./Bishop Noll) tallied 16 assists.

Rylee Cookerly (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) paced Valpo with 14 digs, giving her 605 on the season and making her the only player in program history with four seasons of 600+ digs.

Cookerly pushed her career total to 3,119 digs, just 57 shy of the NCAA D-I record. She also cracked the D-I career top-20 for matches played with the 155th appearance of her Valpo career.

Next Up

Valpo (23-9) looks to advance to the NIVC quarterfinals for the second time in as many tournament appearances on Friday evening as it hosts Toledo. First serve is slated for 6 p.m. and the match can be seen live on ESPN+.

HOUNDS OUTSHINE PRAIRIE STARS, PUNCH TICKET TO REGIONAL FINAL

INDIANAPOLIS – In a match that featured a large crowd of both UIndy and Illinois Springfield, Alejandro Steinwascher shined by contributing on all three goals scored by the University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team in a clean 3-0 win over Illinois Springfield at Key Stadium. The Hounds are now set to play in the Super Region 3 final on Saturday.

HOW IT HAPPENED

UIndy found the scoreboard early in just the 12th minute of action when Steinwascher glided past a defender and touched a pass to Owen Atkison who fired a shot into the back of the net. This helped the Hounds carry a 1-nil lead into the halftime locker room.

Steinwascher continued his strong night by finding himself on the scoring end of play in the 68th minute when he took control of the ball and beat the defense for his 13th goal of the season.

Finally, to cap off a four point offensive night, Steinwascher dished a pass off to Seth Ward who crushed a ball past a diving goalkeeper.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

-UIS won the total shots battle, firing 12 on the evening compared to just 10 from UIndy.

-Goalkeeper Dimitrios Karousos corralled four saves and earned his eighth shutout of the year.

-A total of 28 fouls were called tonight, with Illinois Springfield collecting a game-high 17.

UP NEXT

The Greyhounds will now move into the Super Region 3 final to battle Fort Hays State at 6 p.m. at Key Stadium on Saturday. The winner of the match will advance to Colorado Springs to play in the national semifinal.

FLYERS TOP HOUNDS IN GLVC MATCH UP

ROMEOVILLE, IL – The University of Indianapolis men’s basketball suffered their first GLVC loss of the season on Thursday night, falling to Lewis University 85-71 in Romeoville.  Cory Miller Jr. led the offense with 16 points while Jesse Bingham flirted with a double double.

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Flyers opened the game with their longest run of the night, outscoring the Hounds 15-0 over the first six minutes of play.  Julian Steinfeld put the Hounds on the board with a jumper in the paint.  UIndy went on to shoot 27.9% (8-for-29) in the first half as they trailed 37-22 at the break.

Miller Jr. knocked back a three at the 15:36 mark of the second half to put the Hounds deficit at 14 but the Flyers responded with five quick points to halt UIndy’s momentum.  Lewis led by 24 until back-to-back three’s from Miller Jr. and Dee Montgomery put UIndy within 18 with just over six minutes remaining.  Lewis was quick to silence the Hounds offense with a 9-2 run that put the game out of reach for the Hounds.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

– Four players scored in double figures for the Hounds in Miller Jr. (16), Bingham (13), Montgomery (12) and Steinfeld (10).  UIndy has had at least three players finish in double figures in every game this season.

– Bingham nearly recorded his first double double of the season, tallying 13 points and 8 rebounds.  The circle city native is averaging 14.6 points per game this season.

– The Hounds edged Lewis in the battle for the boards, 34 rebounds to 33.

UP NEXT

The Hounds  return home this weekend hosting Illinois Springfield on Saturday.  Tip off is slated for 3 pm ET inside Nicoson Hall.

HOUNDS SWAT FLYERS, 79-67

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. – Marissa Knobloch posted 22 points in UIndy’s 79-67 win over the Lewis Flyers on Thursday night. The victory marks the first win over the Flyers in the last four matchups.

The Hounds and Flyers were neck and neck until the end of the fourth quarter when a Hounds run led by Sadie Hill, who ended with 16 points and nine rebounds, took UIndy above and beyond Lewis.

Taylor Drury and Elana Wells also scored in double digits.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

-Both teams scored 32 points in the paint.

-UIndy scored 14 points off of turnovers while Lewis scored 17.

-The Hounds scored 18 fast break points.

UP NEXT

UIndy will be back in action on Saturday when they will host Illinois Springfield at 1 p.m. ET.

MARIAN WINS THRILLING FIVE-SET MATCH OVER CONCORDIA IN NAIA QUARTERFINALS

Sioux City, Iowa – The Marian volleyball team needed five sets to find their 35th win of the season, digging deep to pull out a thrilling victory over Concordia in the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals Thursday night. Marian won both the first and third sets, taking the fifth set 15-12 to advance to the NAIA National Semfinals. The Knights exit the quarterfinal round with an overall record of 35-2.

Marian couldn’t have asked for a better start in the first set, opening the night on a 5-2 clip paced by two Averi Lanman kills. Concordia would come within a point, but a serivce error helped spark another Marian spree as Jai-Lyn Norwood and Lanman pushed the Knights to a 10-6 lead. After a timeout, the lead grew to six following a block and two kills from Lanman, and Norwood soon made it a 17-12 game, but the Bulldogs found their park going on a 7-1 run to take a 19-18 lead. Skyler Van Note ended the run, and Marian took a 22-21 lead after getting two more blocks and another kill from Lanman.

Concordia would go ahead 23-22, but Marian soon battled to set point scoring two straight to go up 24-23. The Knights were unable to close though as a Gabi Nordaker kill brought the set to a 24-24 tie. Lanman, Norwood, and Van Note each recorded two kills as the set continued to go on, but after Lanman’s seventh kill in the opening set, the senior put away the set winning 30-28.

The second set was as competitive as the first, with the two teams trading punches as the game dragged to a 10-10 tie. The Bulldogs broke the tie and ran in front with three straight points, but a kill from Van Note and back to back blocks ignited a 5-1 run, putting the Knights ahead 15-14. After a timeout the score moved to a tie twice, but after a Norwood and Madison Brooks block gave Marian a 17-16 lead, Concordia answered with back to back points. Marian was able to tie the set and come within one twice, however Concordia’s lead remained in tact as they ended the second set with a 25-21 win.

In the third set Marian intially broke the set open with a 4-0 run, turning a 4-5 deficit into an 8-5 lead after a Norwood solo block and Van Note kill. The lead didn’t stick long, as the Bulldogs retaliated with a 6-0 run, prompting a timeout. A ball handling error on Concordia gave Marian the sideout after the stoppage, and helped Marian go on a 5-1 run to take a 13-12 lead. The lead grew to four after the seniors Sarah Spangler and Van Note added to their kill totals, and back to back points from Michaela Hoffa gave the Knights a 19-14 lead. Concordia called for their final timeout, doing nothing to slow down the Knights as Spangler started a 6-5 finishing sprint, ending the third set 25-19 on a Maggie Meyer service ace.

With a 2-1 lead in the match, Marian started the fourth set strong going up 3-1 over the first four rallies, seeint their lead stay steady at two points. A Lanman kill put Marian ahead 9-7, and the lead stayed in Marian’s hands until the Bulldogs tied the set at 13-13. Norwood gave Marian the lead, and after yielding two points a pair of Van Note kills gave Marian a 17-15 edge. Concordia used a timeout, and it worked in their favor as the Bulldogs scored five unanswered points to take a 20-17 lead. Marian slowly chipped back to a one-point deficit, with Van Note and Hoffa adding to the lead. An attack error soon brought the set to a draw at 24-24, but Marian was unable to carry their momentum with Concordia scoring the final two points to win 26-24.

Marian responded after dropping the fourth set with a strong open to the fifth, as Norwood and Hoffa scored four of the first five points for the Knights to grab a 5-1 lead. After timeout, Spangler roped a kill to cushion the lead. The point was needed, as the Bulldogs scored on five of six rallies to come within a point, but the run was snapped after back to back blocking efforts led by Norwood. Concordai once again charged, digging out of the 9-7 hole with a 3-0 run to go up by one point, but Brooks quickly tied the set with a kill. A Van Note kill gave Marian the sideout they neede, and Marian gained control going on a 4-1 run. Spangler put the Knights up 14-12, and after a timeout, Lanman ended the match how it started with a kill, giving Marian the victory with the 15-12 deciding set.

The Knights had a balanced offense with four players recording double-digit kill totals, led by Van Note’s 17 kills. Van Note also tied her career-high in digs with 27, notching her fifth straight double-double. Spangler had 14 kills and three block assists, while Norwood had 12 kills and team-leading eight total blocks. Lanman finished with 10 kills and seven blocks. Lexi Spence led Marian’s setters with a career-high 40 assists, adding nine digs and two kills to her totals. Meyer had a career-high 33 digs, and Alison Dreves had 15 digs. Katie Hardegree ended one dig short of a double-double, ending with 22 assists and nine digs.

With the win, Marian advances to the NAIA Tournament Semifinals, where the Knights will take on Missouri Baptist. The matchup features the last two NAIA National Champions, and is the second ever meeting between the two schools. First serve is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST on ESPN+.

KNIGHTS FALL IN NAIA QUARTERFINALS TO TENNESSEE SOUTHERN

Orange Beach, Ala. – The Marian women’s soccer team saw their 2021 season come to a close Thursday night at the NAIA National Championships, falling to Tennessee Southern 4-0 in the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals. Marian’s season ends with a 17-5-1 overall record.

The third-seeded Firehawks began on the attack and did not back down, keeping possession right out of the gates. Tennessee Southern’s Yuki Watari put the Firehawks up front after some nifty footwork and a shot that snuck past Noelle Rolfsen. The Firehawks mounted another attack and got a good look in the sixth minute, but Rolfsen made a diving save to keep Marian within a goal. Tennessee Southern came close to adding on their third shot which dribbled past Rolfsen and past the left post for a goal kick. Rolfsen made another save in the 14th minute after Watari broke past the Marian defenders, keeping it a 1-0 game. Marian mounted their first threat a few minutes later as Allie Schlom was able to send in a centering pass, but she could not find a fellow Knight on the other end of the pass.

Tennessee Southern continued to control the contest into halftime, scoring a pair of goals before the break. A pass by Adisa Amang set up Estelle Ekada for a tap-in, putting the Firebirds ahead by two goals in the 29th minute. The Firehawks added on just three minutes later as Keito Ido found the back of the net after a deflection, giving Tennessee Southern a 3-0 lead.  The Knights were able to get two more looks in the Firehawks’ 18-yard box before halftime. Marian trailed by three goals after 45 minutes and failed to get a shot off against the stifling Firehawk defense.

Marian came out as the aggressor to begin the second half, taking a few chances down the field in an attempt to break through with a goal. Oleksak took a shot from a distance that sailed well high and wide of the net in the 50th minute, recording Marian’s first official shot. The Knights battled and won a pair of corner kicks around the 54th minute. Decker took the first corner, which was headed over the net by a Tennessee Southern defender for another Marian corner, and Delaney Taylor’s corner was a rip straight at the goal, but it ended high of the crossbar. The Firehawks countered after the Marian chance, scoring their fourth goal as Ido played the ball ahead for Watari, with Wateri cutting back for her second goal of the match. After 60 minutes, Tennessee Southern lead Marian 4-0.

Marian’s best chance at scoring came in the 72nd minute after a Tennessee Southern foul, setting up Jacelyn Smith with a free-kick just outside the middle of the 18-yard box. Smith’s shot was on target but goalkeeper Gabby Kennedy made a diving stop to preserve the shutout. Miranda Nosko got a look on goal two minutes later, but Kennedy made another save. Marian’s last shot came from Ryli John, which ended wide of the net in the 81st minute. Unable to find a goal, the UT Southern closed the final nine minutes with possession to end the 4-0 game.

Marian totaled four shots in the contest, with two shots on goal. Smith and Nosko managed the two looks on goal for the Knights, with Oleksak and John recording a shot each. Rolfsen made four saves while taking the loss in the net. Tennessee Southern finished with 14 shots and eight shots on goal. The Firehawks took five corner kicks to Marian’s two corners.

The Knights finish the season 17-5-1, advancing to the NAIA National Tournament Quarterfinals for the third consecutive season.

MEN’S BASKETBALL: IU EAST 92, POINT PARK 87

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East men’s basketball team had five players in double figures as the Red Wolves posted a 92-87 come-from-behind victory against Point Park University on Dec. 2.

With the River States Conference win on Lingle Court, IU East is now 5-6 overall as the Red Wolves remain unbeaten in the league at 2-0. The Pioneers fall to 2-4, 0-3.

Trailing 51-43 at halftime, the Red Wolves battled back and eventually led 65-64 on a Nate Soltis dunk with 13:12 to go in the second half.

From that point, both teams had small leads until IU East went on top for good at 86-84 as Jehu Lafeuillee hit a jumper with 2:57 left to play.

Jamisen Smith led IU East with 19 points and five assists. The others in double digits were Bryce Long and Lafeuillee with 14 apiece, while Gabe McNary finished with 13 and Garrett Silcott added 12.

The Red Wolves return to action at Carlow University on Saturday, Dec. 4. The RSC affair gets underway at 1 p.m.

ALEMAN NAMED TO UNITED SOCCER COACHES ALL-AMERICA TEAM

Wabash College senior defender Cristian Aleman was named to the 2021 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III All-America Third Team announced Thursday. Aleman is the first Wabash soccer player to be named to an All-America team since Momodou Jagne in 1998.

Aleman received All-Region VII First Team honors from the United Soccer Coaches and was a 2021 North Coast Athletic Conference First Team selection. He started all 16 games for the Little Giants this season and scored a game-winning goal in Wabash 1-0 win versus Hiram College. Aleman appeared in 55 games over his four-year career at Wabash. He helped the Little Giants set a school record for the lowest goals-against average for a season in 2019 at 0.81. Aleman scored a total of four goals and two assists in his four years as a member of the Little Giant program. He earned Honorable Mention All-NCAC honors in 2018 in addition to his First Team selection this year.

MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING LEADS AFTER OPENING DAY AT CARTHAGE

KENOSHA, Wis. — The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s swimming and diving team holds the team lead after day one of the Carthage Invitational, held Thursday in Wisconsin.

Rose-Hulman has scored 275 points through a pair of events to hold the lead over Carthage (178) and Saint Nortbert (171) in the 10-team field.

Rose-Hulman captured first and third places in the 800-yard freestyle relay to bolster the team score.  Logan McLaughlin, Caleb Munger, Vineet Ranade and Jared Brown won the event in a time of 6:51.26.  The team of Nick Edwards, Sam West, Antonio Ventresca and Ryan Bowering placed 3rd in 7:01.44.

Evan Sellers added first-place honors in the 1650-freestyle with a time of 16:26.36 to help Rose-Hulman sweep first-place honors in the evening’s two events.

Action continues at the Carthage Invitational through Saturday night.

WOMEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING STANDS 6TH AFTER OPENING DAY AT CARTHAGE

KENOSHA, Wis. — The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women’s swimming and diving team stands in sixth place after day one of the 11-team Carthage Invitational, held Thursday in Wisconsin.

Carthage holds the team lead after the first day of competition, with Illinois Wesleyan, Kalamazoo, Saint Norbert and Alma rounding out the top five.

The top Rose-Hulman 800-freestyle relay team led the overall performance on Thursday with a 13th place finish.  Cate Stauffer, Tori Kinnamon, Lauren Meyer and Natalija Pumpurs came home in a time of 8:39.76.  Stauffer also led individual performers with a 14th place finish in the 1650-freestyle (19:26.25).

Action continues at the Carthage Invitational through Saturday night.

PILOTS SPLIT OPENING DAY OF NCCAA POOL PLAY

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. – Top-seeded defending national champion Bethel Volleyball split a pair of NCCAA National Championship Pool Play matches on Thursday, defeating 8-seeded Warner in three sets before falling to 5-seeded Judson in four.

MATCH VITALS

Match 1 Score: Bethel def. Warner 25-5, 25-20, 25-21

Match 2 Score: Judson def. Bethel 20-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-17

Records: Bethel (29-10) | Warner (6-22) | Judson (24-12)

NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll:  Bethel – No. 24 | Warner – NR | Judson – NR

Location: Keeter Gymnasium | College of the Ozarks | Point Lookout, Mo.

MATCH 1 STAT TRACKER

Maddy Payne: 12 kills, 3 blocks. 360 hit pct.

Cheyanne Seymour: 10 kills, .562 hit pct.

Caroline Mullet: 33 assists, 2 aces

Paige Hickey 16 digs, 4 assists

MATCH 2 STAT TRACKER

Isabelle North: 11 kills, 4 blocks, .250 hit pct.

Maddy Payne: 7 kills, 12 digs

Caroline Mullet: 29 assists, 12 digs

Michaela Whitaker: 6 kills, 2 aces, 7 digs

NEXT TIME OUT

The Pilots will take on 4-seeded Mid-America Christian (Okla.) on Friday at 2:00 pm ET. A win over the Evangels would likely assure the Pilots a spot in the semifinals on Saturday.

HUGHES RECOGNIZED AS PROGRAM’S FIRST USCA ALL-AMERICAN

HANOVER, Ind. – Senior Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) made history becoming the first Hanover men’s soccer student-athlete to be named to the 2021 NCAA Division III All-America team announced Thursday afternoon by the United Soccer Coaches Association, earning Second Team accolades.

The First Team All-Region selection is one of only 50 NCAA Division III men’s soccer student-athletes to receive the honor.

Hughes played a key role in the Panthers record setting season as he appeared in and started all 22 games for the Blue and Red. He led the team in goals (12), assists (6), points (30), shots (76), shots on goal (35), and game winners (4).

For his efforts, Hughes was also named First Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The Panthers reached new heights in 2021 recording the programs first ever NCAA Division III National Tournament victory before advancing to the round of 16 where they saw their magical season come to an end at the hands of 11-time national champion, Messiah.

DATTILO NAMED USCA THIRD TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

HANOVER, Ind. – Junior Josie Dattilo (Montgomery, Ohio) was named to the 2021 NCAA Division III Women’s All-American team announced Wednesday afternoon by the United Soccer Coaches Association, earning third team accolades.

Dattilo becomes the fifth Hanover women’s soccer player to receive the honor, the last coming in 2015 when Abby Shroyer was named to the USCA Third Team All-American team.

The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year appeared in and started all 19 games for the Panthers helping to anchor a backline that surrendered just 11 goals and pitched 11 shutouts.

Dattilo was also named First Team All-Region, as well as First Team All-HCAC.

The Panthers finished the season at 13-2-4 overall and winners of the HCAC Tournament advancing to the NCAA Division III National Tournament.

MIGHTY OAKS DROP A CLOSE ONE AT HOME TO CUH

Oakland City, IN – In the second game of the evening, the OCU Men’s Basketball team faced off with the Pioneers of Cambellsville University Harrodsburg. As the game went on the Oaks made it a close one but just couldn’t pull it out in the end with the final score being 76-70.

Allen Sims led the way for OCU, scoring 14 points to go with 5 rebounds. JaMarcus Clark also tallied 13 points while Tyler Camplin scored 12. JaMarcus Clark and Abdul White led the way in rebounding with 6 boards a piece.

Tyron Duncan led the way for the Pioneers with 25 points, followed by 16 points and 8 rebounds from Chris Rawlins.

As a team, the Oaks made 24-49 (49%) of their shot attempts, including 3-12 (25%) from three points range. The Pioneers connected on 29-65 (44.6%) from the field, going 5-22 (22.7%) from beyond the arc. OCU made 19-25 (76%) from the foul line, compared to 13-24 (54.2%) for the visiting Cambellsville Harrodsburg.

Oakland City held a 38-34 rebounding edge. The Oaks handed out 10 assists, while the Pioneers dished out 12.

The Oaks will be back in action against Alice Lloyd Eagles at noon followed by the Lady Oaks at 2.

PRIDE DROP GLIAC OPENER TO NATIONALLY-RANKED FERRIS STATE

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – Purdue Northwest fell 120-77 to nationally-ranked Ferris State on Thursday night inside Big Rapids High School Gymnasium.

PNW dropped to 3-5 (0-1 GLIAC) overall while Ferris State improved to 6-1 (1-0 GLIAC) on the young season. The Bulldogs entered the matchup ranked seventh in the national Top 25 media poll and 23rd in the national coaches’ poll.

STAT LEADERS

Senior Jyrus Freels (Evansville, Ind./Francis Joseph Reitz) led three players in double digits for the Pride with 12 points, including his first made 3-pointer of the year

Sophomore Anthony Irvin (Chandler, Ariz./Corona Del Sol) posted 11 points and six rebounds

Junior Anthony Barnard (Kokomo, Ind./Kokomo) posted a double-double effort with 10 points and 10 boards

Sophomore Caleb Zurliene (Breese, Ill./Mater Dei) chipped in with nine points, three rebounds and three assists

How it happened: Zurliene knocked down a three for PNW’s first bucket of the night, which gave the Pride an early 3-2 advantage. However, that would prove to be the only lead of the night for the Black and Gold.

Ferris State raced out to a 22-6 lead, before the Pride tried to claw back. A Freels three capped a 7-1 run to climb back within 10 near the 11-minute mark in the first half. Then, the Pride kept within striking distance when a Logan Phillips (Chandler, Ariz./Valley Christian) layup cut the deficit to 33-23 with under eight minutes until halftime.

However, the host Bulldogs would utilize a 24-4 run over the final stretch of the opening period to take control at halftime and they continued the hot shooting in the second half. FSU would finish the night shooting 61% from the floor with 14 made 3-pointers and 38 assists on 48 made field goals.

FSU’s Dorian Aluyi led all scorers with 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with eight rebounds and seven assists. Walt Kelser finished with 20 points and nine assists, as six Bulldogs scored in double figures.

UP NEXT

PNW will travel to Lake Superior State for a 2 p.m. Saturday tipoff. The Lakers (4-1) suffered their first loss of the season Thursday night to Parkside. The Pride will return home to host Grand Valley State next Thursday, Dec. 9, inside the Hammond Campus Fitness & Recreation Center.

PNW WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SUFFERS ROAD DEFEAT IN LEAGUE OPENER

BIG RAPIDS, Mich. – The Purdue Northwest women’s basketball team suffered a 67-57 setback to Ferris State in the league opener for both squads Thursday night at Big Rapids High School.

PNW moved to 2-4 (0-1 GLIAC) overall after dropping its third straight decision. The host Bulldogs won their sixth straight game, improving to 7-1 (1-0 GLIAC) on the year.

STAT LEADERS

Junior guard Anjel Galbraith (Vallejo, Calif./Salesian College Prep) led the Pride with 15 points for her third double-digit performance of the season

Senior forward Molly DeValkenaere (Milwaukee, Wis./Brookfield) pulled down a team-high eight rebounds and scored nine points on 4-of-5 shooting

Junior guard Savaya Brockington (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) handed out a team-high four assists with five boards and eight points

How it happened: PNW trailed by five, 50-45, entering the final quarter after outscoring FSU in the third period. However, the Bulldogs opened the fourth with a 10-2 run and held the Pride scoreless for nearly five minutes. The Bulldogs would go up by as much as 13 with a 60-47 lead midway through the period, and the Pride couldn’t climb back. Layups from Galbraith, Brockington and Abbie McDowell (Tecumseh, Mich./Tecumseh) cut the deficit to seven with two minutes remaining, but that was as close as the Pride would get.

Both teams shot 40% overall from the floor with FSU holding a 39-35 edge on the glass. The Bulldogs registered a 13-4 advantage in second-chance points and forced 18 PNW turnovers. The Pride outscored the Bulldogs 17-11 in bench scoring.

FSU’s Adrienne Anderson led all scorers with 18 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the free-throw line. Two others reached double figures in the scoring column for the Bulldogs, including Chloe Idoni with 13 points and Mallory McCartney with 10.

UP NEXT

PNW closes out the weekend with Saturday’s road matchup at Lake Superior State. The Pride will return to the Hammond Campus Fitness & Recreation Center next Thursday, Dec. 9, when they host Grand Valley State.

NFL STANDINGS

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS840.6670.03361903-4-05-0-06-1-02-1-06 W
BUFFALO BILLS740.6360.53261823-2-04-2-05-4-03-0-01 W
MIAMI DOLPHINS570.4173.02342793-3-02-4-04-5-02-2-04 W
NEW YORK JETS380.2734.51993342-3-01-5-03-6-00-4-01 W
 
WEST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS740.6360.02812504-2-03-2-02-4-01-1-04 W
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS650.5451.02732933-3-03-2-04-3-02-1-01 L
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS650.5451.02592953-3-03-2-04-3-01-2-01 W
DENVER BRONCOS650.5451.02281963-3-03-2-03-4-01-1-01 W
 
NORTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
BALTIMORE RAVENS830.7270.02632405-1-03-2-05-3-01-1-02 W
CINCINNATI BENGALS740.6361.03092263-2-04-2-05-2-03-1-02 W
PITTSBURGH STEELERS551.5002.52242673-2-12-3-03-4-01-2-02 L
CLEVELAND BROWNS660.5002.52542674-2-02-4-03-5-01-2-01 L
 
SOUTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
TENNESSEE TITANS840.6670.03042904-2-04-2-05-3-03-1-02 L
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS660.5002.03402833-4-03-2-05-3-02-2-01 L
HOUSTON TEXANS290.1825.51642921-4-01-5-02-6-02-1-01 L
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS290.1825.51732832-5-00-4-02-5-00-3-03 L
 
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
DALLAS COWBOYS840.6670.03532674-2-04-2-06-1-02-0-01 W
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM560.4552.52292823-3-02-3-05-2-01-0-03 W
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES570.4173.03042731-4-04-3-04-4-00-2-01 L
NEW YORK GIANTS470.3643.52022533-3-01-4-03-5-01-2-01 W
 
WEST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
ARIZONA CARDINALS920.8180.03102023-2-06-0-05-2-04-0-01 W
LOS ANGELES RAMS740.6362.02992633-2-04-2-05-3-01-2-03 L
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS650.5453.02802482-4-04-1-05-4-01-3-03 W
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS380.2736.02092261-4-02-4-01-6-01-2-03 L
 
NORTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
GREEN BAY PACKERS930.7500.02832425-0-04-3-07-2-02-1-01 W
MINNESOTA VIKINGS560.4553.52812763-2-02-4-04-3-02-0-01 L
CHICAGO BEARS470.3644.51792542-3-02-4-02-4-02-1-01 W
DETROIT LIONS0101.0458.01742890-5-00-5-10-7-00-4-02 L
 
SOUTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS830.7270.03472535-0-03-3-05-3-01-1-02 W
ATLANTA FALCONS560.4553.01993021-4-04-2-02-5-01-2-01 W
CAROLINA PANTHERS570.4173.52362532-4-03-3-03-5-02-0-02 L
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS570.4173.52742762-4-03-3-04-5-01-2-05 L

NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
BROOKLYN156.7147-48-24-013-48-21 W
BOSTON1210.5453.56-46-63-38-86-42 W
NEW YORK1111.5004.55-76-43-28-104-62 L
PHILADELPHIA1111.5004.55-56-60-56-73-71 L
TORONTO1013.4356.03-87-53-38-83-71 W
 
CENTRAL DIVISON
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
CHICAGO158.6527-48-42-19-56-42 W
MILWAUKEE149.6091.07-47-54-010-68-21 L
CLEVELAND1210.5452.55-67-41-08-55-53 W
INDIANA915.3756.56-53-101-35-113-73 L
DETROIT418.18210.52-82-101-53-111-98 L
 
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
WASHINGTON148.6368-26-63-49-65-51 W
MIAMI139.5911.06-37-63-17-46-42 L
ATLANTA1210.5452.08-24-83-17-58-21 W
CHARLOTTE1311.5422.07-26-94-29-66-43 L
ORLANDO518.2179.52-83-100-52-162-81 W
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
NORTHWEST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
UTAH147.6678-46-34-09-26-42 W
MINNESOTA1111.5003.57-64-50-17-87-31 L
PORTLAND1112.4784.010-21-101-26-95-51 L
DENVER1011.4764.07-43-72-26-63-71 L
OKLAHOMA CITY616.2738.54-72-90-26-91-98 L
 
PACIFIC DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
PHOENIX193.86410-29-13-113-310-018 W
GOLDEN STATE183.8570.511-17-24-110-28-21 L
LA LAKERS1211.5227.58-64-51-36-75-52 W
LA CLIPPERS1111.5008.09-72-40-38-93-73 L
SACRAMENTO914.39110.53-86-63-37-114-61 W
 
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
DALLAS119.5506-35-66-09-44-61 W
MEMPHIS1210.5458-54-51-110-56-43 W
SAN ANTONIO713.3504.04-63-70-32-104-63 W
NEW ORLEANS618.2507.03-83-101-25-104-61 L
HOUSTON516.2386.54-51-110-23-124-64 W

NHL STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS2417613517745210-3-17-3-09-1-0
FLORIDA PANTHERS2316433516896413-1-03-3-36-2-2
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING221354301171628-3-25-2-27-2-1
DETROIT RED WINGS241293271167758-2-24-7-15-4-1
BOSTON BRUINS201280241159537-4-05-4-06-4-0
BUFFALO SABRES23812319768846-6-12-6-22-7-1
MONTREAL CANADIENS25617214656894-8-12-9-12-7-1
OTTAWA SENATORS21515111551813-8-02-7-12-8-0
 
METROPOLITAN DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
WASHINGTON CAPITALS241446341485617-1-47-3-26-2-2
CAROLINA HURRICANES221561311569506-3-09-3-15-4-1
NEW YORK RANGERS211443311364556-1-18-3-28-2-0
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS23108525965665-5-25-3-35-4-1
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS211290241069688-3-04-6-05-5-0
NEW JERSEY DEVILS2198422861686-4-23-4-23-5-2
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS2189420850654-4-24-5-22-6-2
NEW YORK ISLANDERS18510313533540-4-15-6-21-8-1
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
MINNESOTA WILD231661331488689-2-07-4-17-2-1
ST. LOUIS BLUES231283271077667-3-15-5-24-5-1
DALLAS STARS211272261160588-2-14-5-18-2-0
COLORADO AVALANCHE201271251180657-2-15-5-08-2-0
NASHVILLE PREDATORS2312101251164657-5-05-5-15-5-0
WINNIPEG JETS22108424960617-3-13-5-34-5-1
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS22812218649705-5-13-7-17-3-0
ARIZONA COYOTES23516212542822-6-13-10-14-5-1
 
PACIFIC DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
CALGARY FLAMES231445331375454-2-310-2-27-1-2
EDMONTON OILERS211650321482619-1-07-4-07-3-0
ANAHEIM DUCKS241383291281709-4-14-4-26-4-0
SAN JOSE SHARKS231391271362615-4-18-5-06-4-0
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS2212100241171707-5-05-5-06-4-0
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