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INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STATE FINALS SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, NOV. 24, 2023 

11 AM ET | CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 
ADAMS CENTRAL (14-0) VS. INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (12-0) 

3 PM ET | CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 
INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (14-0) VS. HERITAGE HILLS (13-1)

7 PM ET | CLASS 5A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (12-1) VS. DECATUR CENTRAL (11-2)

SATURDAY, NOV. 25, 2023

11 AM ET | CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 
FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (11-3) VS. NORTH POSEY (13-1) 

3 PM ET | CLASS 4A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 
NORTHWOOD (12-2) VS. EAST CENTRAL (14-0) 

7 PM ET | CLASS 6A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP 
CROWN POINT (13-0) VS. BEN DAVIS (12-1)

PREVIEW: https://www.ihsaa.org/sites/default/files/documents/2023-24%20Football%20Preview.pdf

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, NOV. 23

TUSKEGEE AT ALABAMA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

OLE MISS AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, NOV. 24

TCU AT OKLAHOMA | 12 P.M. | FOX

IOWA AT NEBRASKA | 12 P.M. | CBS

MIAMI (FLA.) AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ABC

MEMPHIS AT TULANE | 12 P.M. | ESPN

TOLEDO AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

OHIO AT AKRON | 12 P.M.

UTSA AT TULANE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

UTAH STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

MISSOURI AT ARKANSAS | 4 P.M. | CBS

AIR FORCE AT BOISE STATE | 4 P.M. | FS1

TEXAS TECH AT TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

PENN STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE | 7:30 P.M. | NBC

OREGON STATE AT OREGON | 8:30 P.M. | FOX

SATURDAY, NOV. 25

OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | FOX

TEXAS A&M AT LSU | 12 P.M. | ESPN

INDIANA AT PURDUE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT SAM HOUSTON | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

UCONN AT UMASS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

NAVY AT SMU | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

HOUSTON AT UCF | 12 P.M. | FS1

MIAMI (OHIO) AT BALL STATE | 12 P.M. | CBS SPORTS NETWORK

KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE | 12 P.M. | ABC

TROY AT SOUTHERN MISS | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT KENT STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

PITT AT DUKE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT RICE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

WAKE FOREST AT SYRACUSE | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK

TULSA AT EAST CAROLINA | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

UAB AT NORTH TEXAS | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

GEORGIA STATE AT OLD DOMINION | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

SOUTHERN VS. GRAMBLING (IN NEW ORLEANS) | 2 P.M. | NBC

WESTERN KENTUCKY AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

UL MONROE AT LOUISIANA | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

COLORADO AT UTAH | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

BYU AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

ARIZONA AT ARIZONA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

ALABAMA AT AUBURN | 3:30 P.M. | CBS

VANDERBILT AT TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

NORTHWESTERN AT ILLINOIS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

WISCONSIN AT MINNESOTA | 3:30 P.M. | FS1

MARYLAND AT RUTGERS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

LIBERTY AT UTEP | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU

JAMES MADISON AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2

VIRGINIA TECH AT VIRGINIA | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

ARKANSAS STATE AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

WASHINGTON STATE AT WASHINGTON | 4 P.M. | FOX

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT NEW MEXICO STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+

FLORIDA STATE AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN

WEST VIRGINIA AT BAYLOR | 7 P.M. | FS1

NOTRE DAME AT STANFORD | 7 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

GEORGIA AT GEORGIA TECH | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

KANSAS AT CINCINNATI | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

CLEMSON AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

CHARLOTTE AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

NORTH CAROLINA AT NC STATE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

IOWA STATE AT KANSAS STATE | 8 P.M. | FOX

WYOMING AT NEVADA | 9 P.M. | CBSSN

CAL AT UCLA | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN

FRESNO STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1

COLORADO STATE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV

WEEK 14

FRIDAY, DEC. 1

NEW MEXICO STATE AT LIBERTY (CUSA CHAMPIONSHIP GAME) | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

PAC-12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN LAS VEGAS | 8 P.M. | ABC

SATURDAY, DEC. 2

BIG 12 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN ARLINGTON, TEXAS | 12 P.M. | ABC

MIAMI (OHIO) VS. TOLEDO (MAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN DETROIT) | 12 P.M. | ESPN

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

GEORGIA VS. ALABAMA (SEC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN ATLANTA) | 4 P.M. | CBS

AAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME | 4 P.M.

SUN BELT CHAMPIONSHIP GAME | 4 P.M.

SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME | 4 P.M. | ESPN2

ACC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN CHARLOTTE | 8 P.M. | ABC

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP GAME IN INDIANAPOLIS | 8 P.M. | FOX

WEEK 15

SATURDAY, DEC. 9

ARMY VS. NAVY (FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS) | 3 P.M. | CBS

WEEK 12 SCHEDULE

GREEN BAY 29 DETROIT 22

DALLAS 45 WASHINGTON 10

SAN FRANCISCO 31 SEATTLE 13

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW YORK JETS (FRI) 3:00P (ET) 3:00P PRIME VIDEO

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 2:05P (MST) 4:05P FOX

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:05P (MT) 4:05P FOX

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS

BUFFALO BILLS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*

CHICAGO BEARS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (MON) 7:15P (CT) 8:15P ESPN*

MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

#3 ARIZONA 74 #21 MICHIGAN STATE 68

COLORADO STATE 69 #8 CREIGHTON 48

 #12 TEXAS A&M 89 PENN STATE 77

VILLANOVA 83 #14 NORTH CAROLINA 81 OT

#19 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 91 BUTLER 86

MEMPHIS 84 #20 ARKANSAS 79

#23 USC 71 SETON HALL 63

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCOREBOARD

#3 COLORADO 77 CINCINNATI 60

#10 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 84 KENTUCKY 55

#12 TEXAS 84 ARIZONA STATE 42

#21 INDIANA 71 #19 TENNESSEE 57

PRINCETON 77 #22 OKLAHOMA 63

#23 WASHINGTON STATE 87 MARYLAND 67

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LOVE TIES CAREER HIGH WITH 3 TD PASSES, LEADS PACKERS TO 29-22 WIN OVER NFC NORTH-LEADING LIONS

DETROIT (AP) Jordan Love dropped back and threw deep on his first snap, taking advantage of what the Green Bay Packers thought the Detroit Lions defense would give them.

They were right.

Love set the tone with a 53-yard pass to Christian Watson on the game’s first play and finished with a career-high-tying three touchdowns, leading Green Bay to a 29-22 win over the NFC North-leading Lions on Thursday.

“It was something we put in this week that we thought was going to work,” said Love, who had to reassure coach Matt LaFleur to stick with the first call when he had second thoughts about it on the morning of the game. “We were confident in it.”

The Packers (5-6) were in control of a game they never trailed, taking advantage of Jared Goff’s career-high three fumbles – returning one for a score in the first quarter – and Dan Campbell’s aggressiveness on fourth down.

The Lions (8-3) went for it five times on fourth down and only converted once on the final touchdown drive. One of the failed attempts was a risky decision to fake a punt with a run from their 23 in the third quarter down by nine points.

“That obviously was a very critical play in the game,” LaFleur said. “And, that translated into a touchdown.”

Three plays after the failed fake, Love threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Watson to give Green Bay a 29-14 lead. Campbell later lamented that decision.

“It’s a bad call,” Campbell said. “I shouldn’t have done that to those guys.”

Goff pulled Detroit within seven points with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds and 2-point conversion pass to Sam La Porta with 41 seconds left, but couldn’t get closer four days after rallying from a 12-point deficit in the last few minutes in a comeback win over Chicago.

The Lions were called for an illegal formation when they attempted an onside kick, a fitting end for them on an afternoon that started poorly and didn’t get much better to deflate what was a fired-up crowd.

“I didn’t have my guys ready to go, bottom line,” Campbell said.

Love was 22 of 32 for 268 yards with three touchdowns, including two in the first quarter to rookies Jayden Reed and Tucker Kraft. He had a career-long 37-yard run on a read-option play on third down late in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Rashan Gary led Green Bay’s dominant performance on defense.

He forced a career-high two fumbles, recovering one of them, and tied a career high with three sacks and seven tackles on the same field where the former Michigan star tore a knee ligament last season.

Gary was in tears as LaFleur gave him a game ball in the locker room.

“Throughout this whole time, there’s been a lot of emotion,” Gary said. “I was praying, trying to keep my head cool.”

Goff finished 29 of 44 for 332 yards with two touchdowns, including one on a 7-yard pass to LaPorta on the Lions’ first drive.

His three fumbles, though, doomed Detroit’s chances.

Jonathan Owens returned one of Goff’s turnovers 27 yards for a score that gave Green Bay a 20-6 lead in the opening quarter, getting some appreciation from his wife, Olympic gold-medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles, on social media.

In Detroit’s previous game against Chicago, Goff threw three interceptions for the first time in three seasons with the franchise.

“Sometimes there is an answer, sometimes there isn’t,” he said. “Overall, it’s my job to take care of the football.”

UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS

LaFleur was running off the field at halftime when a Ford Field security guard was in his way and put two hands on him as they briefly collided.

“There might have been illegal contact,” he joked. “It wasn’t a big deal.”

HOLIDAY JEER

The Lions, who were booed by their fans at times, have lost seven straight games on Thanksgiving.

INJURIES

Packers: RB Aaron Jones (knee), CB Jaire Alexander (shoulder), LB De’Vondre Campbell (neck), S Rudy Ford (shoulder), Dontayvion Wicks (concussion, knee) TE Josiah Deguara (hip) were inactive.

Lions: Guard Jonah Jackson (wrist) was inactive for the fifth time in six games.

UP NEXT

Packers: host Kansas City on Sunday night, Dec. 3.

Lions: at New Orleans on Dec. 3.

BLAND, PRESCOTT HELP COWBOYS TO 13TH STRAIGHT HOME WIN OVER COMMANDERS ON THANKSGIVING

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Dak Prescott and his right guard, Zack Martin, feasted on a turkey leg together on the sideline with six minutes left in the game after the star quarterback’s fourth touchdown pass.

Then, DaRon Bland really got the Thanksgiving party started for Dallas.

Bland set an NFL record with his fifth interception return for a touchdown this season, and the Cowboys extended their longest home winning streak in 42 years to 13 by pulling away for a 45-10 victory over the Washington Commanders on Thursday.

The Dallas lead going into the fourth quarter was less than two touchdowns for the first time in five home games this season, but the Cowboys (8-3) ended up tying a 55-year-old franchise record with a seventh victory by at least 20 points this season.

The outcome was already settled when Bland’s fifth pick-6 punctuated a 25-point fourth quarter – and interrupted Prescott’s sideline feast.

“Didn’t see him initially pick it, but I just heard the crowd erupt, looked up and saw 26 had the ball in his hands,” Prescott said. “At that point, I just sprinted to the sideline to get a good view.”

A Dallas defense that gave up more than 200 yards for the first time in three games stiffened at key points in the second half, stopping Washington on fourth down three times.

Sam Howell threw for 300 yards and had a rushing touchdown, but was sacked at his 24-yard line on fourth down early in the fourth quarter, setting up CeeDee Lamb’s touchdown and 2-point conversion catches for a 21-point Dallas lead.

The Commanders (4-8) lost for the eighth time in 10 games since a 2-0 start and dropped to 2-9 as the most common Thanksgiving opponent for their NFC East rivals.

“We just got beat by a lot of points on Thanksgiving,” receiver Terry McLaurin said. “The game was within reach. And we just didn’t make the necessary plays to kind of put the ball in the end zone and do our part. So that’s never a good feeling.”

Prescott threw for 331 yards in his fifth consecutive game with at least two TD passes, one shy of his career best. Rico Dowdle, Brandin Cooks and KaVontae Turpin had the other scoring grabs.

The 5-foot-7 Turpin jumped into an oversized Salvation Army kettle beyond the end zone – a move made famous by Ezekiel Elliott years ago – after his 34-yard score.

Lamb had already spiked a ball into one after a 2-point catch that was initially called out of bounds in the back of the end zone before getting overturned on review.

All of which paled compared to the frenzy over Bland breaking a tie with three players for his record, secured when he made Howell, McLaurin and running back Brian Robinson miss on tackles inside the 20.

Bland’s teammates lifted him into one of the kettles, and coach Mike McCarthy was appreciative of the officials working with him to “get control of it,” which included Dallas using a timeout.

“That’s a big moment. Let’s be honest. The sideline erupted,” McCarthy said. “It’s good to celebrate and you need to. You need to smell the roses when you walk through the garden, as our guys did today. Because when you’re on the other side, it’s hard.”

The Cowboys were the first team since the 1990 Miami Dolphins to go 10 games into the season without allowing a 100-yard rusher, 100-yard receiver and 300-yard passer.

Howell and receiver Curtis Samuel (nine catches for 100 yards) ended that run, but the Cowboys won the turnover battle again (1-0) to go with the trio of fourth-down stops.

Prescott tied Tony Romo’s team record with his 10th game of at least four touchdown passes. Three have come in the past five games, a stretch that includes 17 TD tosses and just two interceptions.

Dallas is now within five games of the 18-game winning streak at old Texas Stadium from 1979-81, when the Cowboys were in middle of an NFL-record run of 20 consecutive winning seasons.

GETTING WOBBLY

Dallas kicker Brandon Aubrey missed an extra point for the second consecutive game. The miss in the 33-10 victory over Carolina ended a streak of 49 made field goals and PATs since Aubrey missed his first-ever kick on an extra point against the New York Giants in the opener.

The 28-year-old rookie still has his NFL-record run of 22 consecutive made field goals to start a career after hitting a 52-yarder.

INJURIES

Commanders RB Brian Robinson Jr. was evaluated for a concussion in the first half and cleared. … Dallas S Jayron Kearse was inactive with a back issue after showing up on the injury report during the short week.

UP NEXT

Commanders: Miami at home Dec. 3, the only game between now and Dec. 17. The bye comes after the Dolphins game.

Cowboys: Seattle next Thursday in the second of three consecutive home games.

CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY’S BIG FIRST HALF CARRIES NFC WEST-LEADING 49ERS TO 31-13 VICTORY OVER SEAHAWKS

SEATTLE (AP) After running for two touchdowns and helping San Francisco beat the rival Seahawks for a fourth straight time, Christian McCaffrey was going to enjoy his celebratory meal.

The fact it was a Thanksgiving feast on Seattle’s home field made it even more delicious.

“That was a satisfying turkey,” McCaffrey said.

And a satisfying win.

McCaffrey rushed for 114 yards and two scores in the first half, and the 49ers built a 21-point lead by halftime in rolling to a 31-13 victory over the Seahawks on Thursday night.

The 49ers (8-3) won their fourth straight against their division rivals and have a two-game lead in the NFC West over Seattle. San Francisco won its third in a row overall following a three-game losing streak and picked up its 10th consecutive victory against a division opponent.

McCaffrey was terrific, running through arm tackles and breaking off a handful of big plays. He rushed for touchdowns of 8 and 1 yards as the 49ers built a 24-3 halftime advantage.

Deebo Samuel ran for a 2-yard touchdown on San Francisco’s opening possession and Brock Purdy completed 15 of 20 passes in a nearly flawless first half for the 49ers.

“We had advantage in the first half, but that third quarter was tough and gave them some life,” Niners coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Purdy threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown by Seattle’s Jordyn Brooks early in the third quarter, but avoided any other major miscues and put a capper on the victory with a 28-yard scoring pass to Brandon Aiyuk with 7:51 left that sent some Seahawks fans heading for the exits.

“Ice in his veins. He’s such a good player,” McCaffrey said of Purdy. “He makes plays all over the field, and watching how consistent he is back in the huddle. He’s never too high. He’s never too low. Anytime he’s got the ball in his hands, if there is a play to be made he can make it.”

Purdy finished 21 of 30 for 209 yards, and while he didn’t have the perfect passer rating he did last week against Tampa Bay, he outplayed the quarterback on the other side.

Seattle’s Geno Smith was playing banged up after leaving last Sunday’s loss to the Los Angeles Rams in the second half with an injury to his right arm, near his elbow. He’ll have more bumps and bruises after the 49ers got finished with him.

Smith was 18 of 27 for 180 yards. He was sacked six times, threw an interception in the first half and nearly had a few more throws picked off. The Seahawks’ first five possessions gained 15 total yards, and when Seattle tried to rally in the second half, Smith took a couple of untimely sacks.

“The first half of this game, we couldn’t get out of our own way enough,” Seattle coach Pete Carroll said.

Smith also ran to argue with an official after there was no flag for defensive holding or pass interference on a throw intended for Jaxon Smith-Njigba in the end zone that would have given the Seahawks first-and-goal late in the third quarter. Seattle settled for a field goal and never threatened again.

“From my vantage point, I could clearly see him getting held and it affected him being able to catch a touchdown right there,” Smith said.

Seattle’s last chance at a rally ended when Zach Charbonnet was stopped on fourth-and-1 at the San Francisco 21 with 4:14 remaining. The Seahawks (6-5) lost for the second time in five days and have dropped three of their last four.

Seattle has scored just three offensive touchdowns in the past four games and has only one in its last eight quarters.

“It’s been a tough stretch for us, but I believe that things will turn around,” Smith said.

SACK ATTACK

San Francisco’s six sacks were spread around. Nick Bosa had two sacks to give him 7 1/2 for the season. Javon Hargrave had 1 1/2 sacks, while Tashaun Gipson and Arik Armstead each had one. Kevin Givens was also credited with a half-sack. The 49ers have 15 sacks in the past three games.

“It’s funny, after the game nobody has any idea what their stats are. That’s a good problem to have,” Bosa said.

BENCHED

Seattle appeared to bench starting cornerback Riq Woolen in the first half, replacing him with Michael Jackson. Woolen was not announced as having an injury and remained in on special teams. Carroll said afterward there were concerns about Woolen still dealing with a sore shoulder and that’s why the change was made. Woolen missed a couple of tackles early in the game.

INJURIES

Seattle right tackle Jason Peters left late in the first half with a shoulder stinger and was replaced by Stone Forsythe. Peters did not return.

San Francisco backup safety George Odum sustained a biceps injury and did not return. There is concern it’s a torn biceps that could sideline Odum for a long period.

UP NEXT

49ers: At Philadelphia on Sunday, Dec. 3.

Seahawks: At Dallas next Thursday.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NEWS

TOP 25 ROUNDUP: CSU STUNS NO. 8 CREIGHTON TO WIN TOURNEY

Isaiah Stevens scored 20 points and Colorado State put together its best defensive performance of the season to upset No. 8 Creighton 69-48 Thursday to win the Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City, Mo.

Stevens added six rebounds and seven assists for the Rams (6-0), who were participating in the Hall of Fame Classic for the first time in program history. Rashaan Mbemba chipped in 13 points.

Meanwhile, the Bluejays (5-1) were seeking their third title after winning the event in 2002 and 2004.

But Creighton never found its rhythm against Colorado State, making just 17 of 61 (27.9 percent) shots overall, including just 6 of 29 (20.7 percent) from long range. Baylor Scheierman paced the Bluejays with 13 points, while Ryan Kalkbrenner supplied 12 to go along with seven rebounds.

No. 3 Arizona 74, No. 21 Michigan State 68

Keshad Johnson finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds, while Caleb Love scored 17 points in the Wildcats’ win over the Spartans in the Acrisure Classic at Thousand Palms, Calif.

The Spartans (3-3) did not make a field goal in the last 3:58, missing their last six shots, while Arizona (6-0) closed the game with an 11-2 run.

Tyson Walker, who averaged 23 points a game entering Thursday, returned after not playing against Alcorn State on Sunday at East Lansing, Mich., because of a cold. He finished with 18 points, four rebounds and four assists.

No. 12 Texas A&M 89, Penn State 77

Henry Coleman III scored a season-best 24 points and Wade Taylor IV tallied a season-high 23 as the Aggies defeated the Nittany Lions in the opening round of the ESPN Events Invitational in Kissimmee, Fla.

Tyrece Radford had 14 points for Texas A&M (5-0), which had a commanding 33-20 rebounding advantage. The Aggies will face No. 19 Florida Atlantic in the semifinal round.

Kanye Clary scored 19 points on 8-of-14 shooting and Puff Johnson added 15 points for Penn State (4-1). Ace Baldwin Jr. tallied 12 points for the Nittany Lions.

Villanova 83, No. 14 North Carolina 81 (OT)

Mark Armstrong’s pair of free throws with 11 seconds left in overtime proved to be the difference as the Wildcats took down the Tar Heels 83-81 in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals in Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Armstrong scored 10 points for Villanova (5-1), but the Wildcats were really powered by Eric Dixon’s 34 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Moore added 16 points as Villanova handed the Tar Heels (4-1) their first loss. Villanova advanced to face Memphis in the tournament’s championship game.

For North Carolina, RJ Davis had 23 points, Harrison Ingram scored 20 and Cormac Ryan — who was helped off the floor with an apparent foot injury late in overtime — tallied 18. Armando Bacot grabbed 18 rebounds and scored eight points. North Carolina will play No. 20 Arkansas in the third-place game.

No. 19 Florida Atlantic 91, Butler 86

Vladislav Goldin recorded a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds, while Johnell Davis scored 15 as the Owls held off the upset-minded Bulldogs in the quarterfinal round of the ESPN Events Invitational in Kissimmee, Fla.

Jalen Gaffney finished with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting for Florida Atlantic (3-1). His biggest shot was a 3-pointer that gave the Owls an 81-77 lead and a bit of breathing room with 4:30 remaining.

Jahmyl Telfort was one of five players in double figures for Butler (3-2), scoring 19, with Pierre Brooks adding 13. The Bulldogs will play Penn State in a consolation semifinal on Friday.

Memphis 84, No. 20 Arkansas 79

Fourth-year wing David Jones poured in a career-high 36 points to lead the Tigers to a victory over the Razorbacks in the semifinals of the Battle 4 Atlantis at Paradise Island, Bahamas.

Jones canned 10 of 14 field-goal attempts and 12 of 14 free throws while adding five steals as the Tigers (5-0) advanced to Friday’s championship game. Nick Jourdain contributed 12 points and Jaykwon Walton had 11 as Memphis won its first meeting with Arkansas since Jan. 3, 2003.

Khalif Battle posted 21 points to lead four scorers in double figures for the Razorbacks (4-2), who move on to Friday’s third-place game. Davonte Davis notched 15 points and Trevon Brazile recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds.

No. 23 Southern California 71, Seton Hall 63
Joshua Morgan blocked a career-high 10 shots to key a tough defensive effort, Boogie Ellis scored a game-high 22 points and the Trojans held off the Pirates in the semifinals of the Rady Children’s Invitational in San Diego.

Kobe Johnson had five steals and Isaiah Collier added three steals for USC. Collier finished with 15 points and Johnson chipped in 13 points in the win. The Trojans will face Oklahoma, the winner of the other semifinal, in Friday’s championship game.

Kadary Richmond led Seton Hall with 18 points, Dre Davis added 15 points and Jaden Bediako chipped in 12. The Pirates will meet Iowa in a consolation game Friday.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S TOP 25 ROUNDUP: PRINCETON STUNS NO. 22 OKLAHOMA

Madison St. Rose scored 26 points as unranked Princeton led wire-to-wire to pull off a stunning 77-63 victory over No. 22 Oklahoma on Thursday at the Fort Myers Tip-Off in Florida.

St. Rose shot 11-of-23 from the floor for the Tigers (4-1). Princeton also got 20 points from Kaitlyn Chen. Ellie Mitchell added a game-high 18 rebounds and six assists.

Aubrey Joens had 13 points for the Sooners (5-1) in their first loss of the season.
Princeton opened the game by outscoring Oklahoma 23-7 in the first quarter. The Sooners tried to dig out of the hole but still trailed by nine at halftime and by as much as 17 in the third quarter.

The Tigers shot 47.8 percent from the floor and won the rebounding battle by 13.

Another ranked opponent awaits Princeton as it faces No. 21 Indiana on Saturday.

No. 3 Colorado 77, Cincinnati 60

Colorado is off to its third straight 5-0 start under coach JR Payne after the Buffaloes held off the Bearcats for a win at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas.

The Buffs led by as much as 25 points, but withstood a 13-2 run from the Bearcats (2-2) to start the fourth quarter. Colorado responded with a short jumper from Tameiya Sadler and a 3-pointer from Maddie Nolan to push its advantage back into a more comfortable territory.

Sadler led the Buffs with 15 points, while Kindyll Wetta added 14 off the bench. Aaronette Vonleh chipped in 13 points and five boards.

Jillian Hayes scored 17 points to power the Bearcats.

No. 23 Washington State 87, Maryland 67

Charlisse Leger-Walker registered her first career triple-double — 11 points, 13 assists and 15 rebounds — as the Cougars comfortably beat the Terrapins in the Cancun Challenge in Mexico.

Leger-Walker was one of six players to score in double figures for Wazzu (6-0). Bella Murekatete had 17 points, Eleonora Villa added 14, Beyonce Bea and Taylor Wallack each had 12, and Astera Tuhina chipped in 11.

Lavender Briggs led Maryland (2-3) with 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Terps led 31-20 heading into the second quarter, but the Cougars outscored them by 26 points over the second and third quarters. Wazzu shot 61 percent from the floor while holding Maryland to 30.3 percent.

No. 10 NC State 84, Kentucky 55

Madison Hayes scored 15 points as the Wolfpack topped the Wildcats at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas.

Hayes was one of four players to score in double digits for NC State (5-0). Saniya Rivers scored 13 points, River Baldwin had 11 and Mimi Collins tallied 10. Aziaha James added team-highs in rebounds (eight) and assists (five) to go along with seven points.

None of the Wildcats (2-3) scored in double figures. Ajae Petty, Saniah Tyler and Eniya Russell each had nine points.

NC State outscored Kentucky 42-10 in the paint and won the rebounding margin 45-28.

TOP INDIANA SPORTS RELEASES NEWS

INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

GARZON’S CAREER NIGHT LEADS NO. 21 IU PAST NO. 19 TENNESSEE

FORT MYERS, FLA. – Sophomore guard Yarden Garzon scored a career-high 23 points on her 20th birthday as she led No. 21 Indiana past No. 19 Tennessee, 71-57, on Thanksgiving night at the 2023 Elevance Health Fort Myers Tip-Off Classic.

KEY MOMENTS

A low scoring first quarter by both teams, Garzon’s first triple at 6:08 on the clock made it an 8-4 lead. The Hoosiers (4-1) would come away with the first quarter edge, 12-9 behind Garzon’s five points.

IU would shoot 53.3 percent in the second quarter as it got rolling on a graduate student forward Mackenzie Holmes and-1 opportunity and a transition 3-pointer from senior guard Sara Scalia.

As part of an 11-0 run, Garzon would connect on a left-wing triple, her fourth of the night, as Tennessee (3-2) called a timeout with 3:00 on the clock. Indiana took a 33-21 lead into the break.

Outscoring Tennessee 11-4 with 6:26 left in the third, a Scalia dagger forced a Tennessee timeout  as IU built a 44-25 lead. They closed the half by holding the Lady Vols to one field goal in the final 4:12.

Holmes scored eight of her 17 points in the fourth quarter as the Hoosiers shot 50 percent in the final frame.

NOTABLE

Indiana evens the all-time series with Tennessee, 2-2. This is the largest win for the Hoosiers in the series (14) and have won back-to-back games against the Lady Vols.

Garzon connected on a season-high five triples and went 5-for-6 from 3-point range.

Holmes added 17 points and a team-high six rebounds as the Hoosiers won on the boards, 42-39.

Scalia also scored in double figures with 10 points and hit a pair of triples.

Senior guard Chloe Moore-McNeil dished out a team-high six assists, the 17th game of her career with five or more assists. The Greenfield, Tenn. native also picked up three steals.

Indiana had a season-high 10 3-pointers and shot a season-best 45.5 from the arc.

QUOTABLE

Indiana head coach Teri Moren

happy Thanksgiving to everybody and this girl to my right (Yarden Garzon). It’s her birthday so double celebration, triple celebration. Again, we have so much respect for Tennessee and even without Rickea (Jackson) we knew they were still going to be a handful. They are so talented with so many great pieces We knew that the game was going to be won if we could win the boards. I thought our kids came out from the beginning and, just as I said to them, sort of a line in the sand and said this is not what we’re going to do is give up second and third chance opportunities. At least not a lot of them, not 19 of them.

I thought our kids just battled throughout the night. The first half, I didn’t think, was clean offensive other than Yarden got going from beyond the arc but I thought we were much better in the second half with the some of our offense, moving better. This is a good win for us on the road in a great environment and against a really good basketball team. We are thankful and grateful that we were able to put it together tonight.”

UP NEXT

Indiana will face Princeton on Saturday in its final game at the 2023 Elevance Health Fort Myers Tip-Off at 11 a.m. ET.

BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL

BUTLER FALLS TO NO. 19/20 FLORIDA ATLANTIC IN THANKSGIVING OFFENSIVE SHOOTOUT

A strong offensive showing by Butler was not enough as the Bulldogs fell to No. 19/20 Florida Atlantic, 91-86, on Thanksgiving Day.

It marked Butler’s opening game of the 2023 ESPN Events Invitational at the State Farm Field House in Orlando, Fla.

Butler, now 3-2 on the season, will turn around and play Penn State Friday afternoon.

FAU improves to 3-1 on the young season.

A Posh Alexander four-point play with 4:40 remaining pulled Butler within 78-77, but FAU would score eight of the next nine points to put together an 86-78 advantage with 2:32 to play. Butler would only be able to trim the lead to four over the closing stretch.

COACH THAD MATTA: “I thought we did a good job getting back (in the game at the end of the first half). Thought we played a little bit tougher there, through stretches in the second half. Just telling the guys, our margin for error, we’ve got to come up with first time rebounds. When you play a team like Florida Atlantic – that is an unbelievable basketball team. When you deviate and you make mistakes, they make you pay. And I thought that was probably the biggest difference.”

OF NOTE:

FAU shot 52 percent from the field, while Butler shot an even 50 percent.

Five Bulldogs scored in double figures, led by 19 from Jahmyl Telfort.

DJ Davis went over 1,000 points in his career in the game, finishing with 13 points.

Butler made nine of their 19 attempts from three-point range and went 17-for-22 from the free throw line.

Posh Alexander had a season-best nine assists to go along with his 12 points.

Andre Screen had 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Vladislav Goldin led FAU with 19 points and 11 rebounds. He was one of six in double figures.

The game featured seven ties and seven lead changes.

FAU had a 37-31 rebounding advantage and scored 17 second-chance points off 15 offensive rebounds.

FAU’s largest lead of the game came with 7:22 remaining in the first half at 33-23.

Butler’s largest lead of the game came at 70-66 with 9:20 left in the game. FAU would retake the lead at 71-70 and never relinquish it.

This was the first meeting between Butler and FAU.

UP NEXT: ESPN Events Invitational play in Orlando continues Friday. Butler and Penn State will play at 1:30 p.m., in a game that will air on ESPN+. The Bulldogs will also play Sunday to close out the event.

BALL STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYING ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF ON FRIDAY

The Ball State men’s basketball team hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Friday at 2 p.m. in its second and final game of the Midwest Madness: Cardinal Classic.

The Cardinals (4-1) and Lions (3-3) are scheduled to play for the first time in series history. Ball State beat USC Upstate 75-58 on Tuesday night in the first game of the Cardinal Classic going into the Thanksgiving holiday. This will be the fifth home game among a six-game stretch to begin the season for the Cardinals.

Mickey Pearson Jr. scored a career-best 24 points on Tuesday to help Ball State triumph over the Upstate Spartans and improve to 4-0 in home games in the 2023-24 season. Basheer Jihad (12 points), Davion Bailey (11) and Jalin Anderson (10) also finished in double figures for the hosts, who led for the balance of the contest.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff, of the Southwestern Athletic Conference, has 20-point losses at Missouri on Nov. 6 and Minnesota on Nov. 21, but won 85-83 at Central Arkansas in their second road game on their slate. The Lions other wins came against National Christian College Athletics Association Member Champion Christian (116-73 on Nov. 9) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics member Southwestern Christian (112-68 on Nov. 11).

Ball State recorded a 20-12 record (11-7 Mid-American Conference) in 2022-23 to earn the No. 4 seed in the MAC Tournament. Head coach Michael Lewis enters his second season leading the Cardinals after recent stops as an assistant at UCLA, Nebraska and Butler.

Juniors Pearson Jr. and Jihad headline the returners, as they averaged 7.7 points and 5.5 rebounds and 7.1 points and 3.6 rebounds per game, respectively, in 2022-23. Three transfers and five true freshmen bolster Ball State’s 2023-24 team.

SCOUTING ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF: The Lions went 10-21 (6-12 SWAC) last season in head coach Solomon Bozeman’s second leading the program. Bozeman was an assistant at Oral Roberts for three seasons before arriving in Pine Bluff.

Junior guard Kylen Milton (21.2 points per game) and graduate guard Rashad Williams (20.0) provide a potent backcourt scoring duo for the Lions, while fellow guards Joe French (15.2) and Lonnell Martin Jr. (11.2) also average in double figures. Milton also leads the team in assists (19), field goal percentage (.619) and 3-point shooting (.524).

Milton paces the SWAC in points (127, eighth nationally) and points per game (20th), while Williams ranks No. 5 in NCAA Division I in 3-pointers made per game at 3.83 through six games.

CARDINAL DIRECTIONS

Jihad leads the Cardinals in scoring (15.6 points per game) and rebounding (5.6) averages. The scoring and rebounding efforts at Evansville tied career highs for the junior out of Detroit. The junior’s scoring average is ninth in the Mid-American Conference behind leader Tyson Acuff’s 20.8 points per game for Eastern Michigan.

The Cardinals lead the MAC and rank in the Top 25 nationally in scoring defense (58.2 points per game, 11th), 3-point percentage defense (24.1, 18th) and turnover margin (+5.6, 21st).

Ball State’s 20 wins last year were its most since 2016-17 when that team won 21. This season’s Cardinals will look for back-to-back 20-win schedules for the first time since that 2016-17 season.

The Cardinals are a young group, as the roster includes only one senior or graduate student (Ethan Brittain-Watts). Ball State returns only 21.5 percent of minutes played and 19.6 percent of points scored from last year’s team.

Brittain-Watts (Boston University),

Brittain-Watts (Boston University), Jalin Anderson (Loyola Marymount) and Davion Bailey (Southeastern CC) form Ball State’s trio of transfers.

Joey Brown (Indianapolis), Zane Doughty (Indianapolis), Mason Jones (Valparaiso, Ind.), Trent Middleton Jr. (Philadelphia) and Jurica Zagorsak (Zadar, Croatia) are the Cardinals’ quintet of true freshmen.

Ball State recently signed forward Jai Anthoni Bearden (Phoenix, Ariz.) and guard Jermarhi “Fatt” Hill (Bessemer, Ala.) to national letters of intent to form the Cardinals’ 2024 recruiting class.

Up Next

Ball State plays at Little Rock at 7:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. CT) on Tuesday in its second road game on the season.

INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BALANCED EFFORT LEADS SYCAMORES TO THANKSGIVING DAY WIN

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Four Indiana State players scored in double-figures Thursday afternoon, as the Sycamores overcame an early deficit to defeat Radford 64-52 in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Clasico.

Bella Finnegan led the Trees with 16, while Asia Donald added 11 off the bench. Ella Sawyer and Mya Glanton had 10 points apiece, with Glanton also grabbing a game-high 11 rebounds for her first double-double of the season.

Indiana State shook off a slow start but ended the opening quarter on a 9-2 run thanks in large part to 11 points between Finnegan and Donald. The Sycamores took their first lead of the game early in the second with a 9-2 run spearheaded by Sawyer and Donald, and closed the opening half strong to take a six-point lead into halftime. Radford rallied back to even the score midway through the third, but consecutive baskets from Glanton and Savannah White put the Trees ahead for good. The Sycamores put away the win by going 13-for-14 from the line in the fourth quarter.

First Half

Radford jumped out to an early 10-2 lead in the opening quarter, as the Sycamores got off to a slow start on the offensive end. Consecutive baskets from Finnegan and Donald got things going late for the Blue and White, as Indiana State closed the period on a 9-2 run. Donald hit a pair of layups to make it a 14-10 game, and Finnegan knocked down a trey inside the final minute, as the Sycamores faced a narrow 14-13 deficit after the opening 10 minutes.

Layups from Sawyer and Donald to start the second quarter gave the Sycamores their first lead of the game, and Donald added a three-ball on the fastbreak to push Indiana State’s lead to 20-14. The Sycamores’ lead remained at two possessions following a layup from Sawyer, but Radford battled back to take the lead midway through. Finnegan connected from distance once again late in the period to start an 11-0 run to close the half for the Sycamores. Chelsea Cain and Glanton hit consecutive baskets to give the lead back to Indiana State, and free throws from Glanton and Kiley Bess sent the Sycamores into the locker room with a 35-29 lead.

Second Half

Baskets from Sawyer and Glanton opened the Sycamores’ second-half scoring, but Radford opened the third quarter on a 10-4 run to tie the score at 39-all midway through. Glanton and White scored the next two baskets to put the Sycamores ahead for good, as the Trees led for the final 13-plus minutes of the game. White added a layup inside the final minute for the Trees, as Indiana State took a 45-41 lead into the fourth quarter.

Finnegan started the fourth quarter with a layup, and Cain added the Sycamores’ next four points to make it a 51-44 advantage for the Sycamores midway through. A layup from Bess with just over three minutes remaining made it a 55-46 lead for Indiana State, and the Sycamores converted nearly every free throw opportunity down the stretch. Indiana State went 13-for-14 from the charity stripe in the final frame on its way to a 64-52 Thanksgiving Day win.

News and Notes

Eight of the nine players to see the floor for Indiana State Thursday had a positive plus/minus.

Ella Sawyer’s 10 points were her most in an Indiana State uniform.

Mya Glanton has grabbed nine or more rebounds in four of the first five games, with Thursday’s double-double being her first of the season.

Indiana State shot a season-best 82.6 percent from the free throw line, going 19-for-23 from the charity stripe.

Indiana State limited Radford to a 31.7 percent clip from the field and a 21.1 percent mark from 3-point range, both of which represented the lowest marks an opponent has shot against the Sycamores this season.

Indiana State was plus-10 in turnover margin (21-11) and recorded 13 steals Thursday.

The Sycamores’ strong presence in the paint this season continued, as Indiana State finished with 30 points in the paint.

Thursday’s contest was the first-ever meeting between Indiana State and Radford.

Up Next

Indiana State closes play at the Puerto Rico Clasico Saturday against Northern Illinois, with tipoff slated for 11 a.m.

SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL

SCREAMING EAGLES CONCLUDE CHALLENGE WITH #9 DUKE

DURHAM, N.C. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball concludes its three-game road swing in the Duke Blue Devil Challenge when it visits ninth-ranked Duke University Friday at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, North Carolina. The game will air on the ACC Network at 5 p.m. (CST).

Fan also can follow all of the action on the ESPN+ app and can be heard on ESPN 97.7FM (http://listentotheref.com) and 95.7FM The Spin (http://957thespin.com).

USI (1-5) is 0-2 in the first two games of the Challenge, losing a heartbreaker at La Salle University, 79-78, and a disappointing game at Bucknell University, 67-56. Sophomore guard AJ Smith (Edwardsville, Illinois) has led the Screaming Eagles on the road trip with 12.0 points and seven rebounds per contest.

Junior guard

Jeremiah Hernandez

Jeremiah Hernandez (Chicago, Illinois) and junior forward Jack Mielke (Downers Grove, Illinois) follow with 11.5 points per game, while junior guard Jordan Tillmon (Pine Bluff, Arkansas) rounds out the double-digit scorers with 11.0 points per game.

For the season, Smith and Hernandez lead the Eagles with 12.3 points per game. Smith also has the team-lead in rebounds with 8.7 per outing.

Duke enters Friday’s game on a three-game winning streak, defeating Bucknell, 90-60, and La Salle, 95-66, in the Challenge. The Blue Devils started their winning streak with a 74-65 win over fourth-ranked Michigan State University in the neutral site State Farm Champions Classic in Chicago, Illinois.

Following Friday’s game, the Eagles return to the friendly surroundings of Screaming Eagles Arena next week to start a three-game homestand. USI begins the homestand Tuesday (November 28) by hosting East/West University at 7 p.m.

The homestand will continue December 2 when USI hosts Bowling Green State University and concludes December 6 versus Purdue University Ft. Wayne. Tipoff versus Bowling Green is 3 p.m., while tipoff against Ft. Wayne is slated for 7 p.m.

The USI-Bowling Green matchup will be Family Day at Screaming Eagles Arena.

VALPO MEN’S BASKETBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL HOSTS SOUTHERN TO ROUND OUT MULTI-TEAM EVENT

Southern (1-4, 0-0 SWAC)

at Valparaiso (3-2, 0-0 MVC)

Game No. 6 – Saturday, Nov. 25, 3 p.m. CT

Athletics-Recreation Center (5,000) – Valparaiso, Ind. 

Next Up in Valpo Basketball: The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will play its third and final game of a multi-team event featuring Illinois, Western Illinois and Southern as the Jaguars come to town for a post-Thanksgiving faceoff on Saturday afternoon. This will mark the final nonconference contest prior to the Missouri Valley Conference opener next Wednesday, Nov. 29 vs. Drake. This also continues a home-heavy stretch where six of the team’s first seven games are taking place at the Athletics-Recreation Center.

Last Time Out: A bench boost that featured three underclassmen reserves combining for 41 points propelled Valpo to a 73-66 win over Western Illinois on Tuesday night at the ARC. Ola Ajiboye poured in a career-high 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting while grabbing eight rebounds to lead the team in both categories. He was joined in double figures by Jahari Williamson (13), Cooper Schwieger (13) and Darius DeAveiro (11). Valpo overcame slow starts to both halves with big scoring runs in the middle of each stanza.

Following the Beacons: Streaming – ESPN+ – Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Jamie Stangel (analyst)

Radio – 95.1 FM, WVUR, ValpoAthletics.com, TuneIn Radio App – Brian Jennings (play-by-play)

Twitter updates – @ValpoBasketball

Links for video, audio and live stats will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.

Head Coach Roger Powell Jr.: Roger Powell Jr. (3-2) is in his first season as the head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program. After helping guide Gonzaga to a 121-13 record during his four seasons as an assistant coach, Powell returned to Valpo, where he was part of head coach Bryce Drew’s staff from 2011-2016 and led the team to 124 wins in five seasons, including a program-record 30 victories and a National Invitation Tournament (NIT) title game appearance in 2015-16. He was part of head coach Mark Few’s Gonzaga staff as the Bulldogs reached the 2021 national championship game after winning their first 31 games of the season. During Powell’s first season on staff in 2019-20, Gonzaga was 31-2 at the time the NCAA college basketball season was halted due to COVID-19. The Bulldogs reached the Sweet Sixteen in each of his final three seasons on staff, including two Elite Eight appearances and the aforementioned trip to the 2021 national title game. Prior to his arrival at Gonzaga, Powell served as the associate head coach at Vanderbilt University under Bryce Drew from 2016-2019. During his stint as an assistant at Valpo, he was part of four Horizon League regular-season championships in a five-year period while also leading the 2012-13 and 2014-15 squads to Horizon League tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances. A product of Joliet West High School and a native of Joliet, Ill., Powell capped a prolific collegiate playing career at Illinois with a national title game appearance in 2005 before going on to a successful professional playing career.

Series Notes: This matchup will mark an exception from the season norm of rekindling old memories. Valpo has matched up with former conference foes IUPUI, Green Bay and Western Illinois, however, this will mark the first ever showdown between Valpo and Southern, so this collision does not come with the built-in storylines that have accompanied each of the team’s last three home games. Valpo has played many schools that include the word Southern, including Texas Southern, Southern Utah, Southern Illinois, Southern Colorado, Mississippi Southern, Georgia Southern and Florida Southern, but has never played Southern.

Bench Boost

In the Nov. 21 win over Western Illinois, Valpo held the upper hand in bench points, 41-8. Three players – all underclassmen – combined for the 41 bench points as Ola Ajiboye (21), Jahari Williamson (13) and Sherman Weatherspoon IV (seven) all made key contributions.

Ajiboye’s career-high 21 points came on 8-of-10 shooting to go along with eight rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist.

Ajiboye over doubled his previous career high of 10 points, which came on Nov. 6 of this season vs. Trinity Christian.

He became the first Valpo player to shoot 80 percent or better at the ARC (with a minimum of 10 attempts) in a game against a Division-I opponent since Alec Peters on March 4, 2014 vs. UIC. He became just the 10th Valpo player in the last decade to shoot at an 80 percent clip or better with at least 10 shots.

Ajiboye became the first Valpo player to come off the bench and score 20 points or more against a Division-I opponent since Sheldon Edwards on Feb. 16, 2022 vs. Loyola.

This marked quite the turnaround for Ajiboye as he played but did not score in the previous game on Nov. 17 at No. 23 Illinois.

Ajiboye became just the fourth Valpo player in the last decade to come off the bench and score 20+ points while pulling down 8+ rebounds. He joined Sheldon Edwards (Dec. 9, 2020 vs. SIUE), Darien Walker (Nov. 14, 2014 vs. East Tennessee State) and Bobby Capobianco (Nov. 29, 2013 vs. Mercer).

Williamson hit three 3s en route to his 13 points while also swiping three steals. He became the first Valpo freshman to achieve that combo since Connor Barrett on Jan. 9, 2021 vs. Missouri State.

Scoring Surge

Junior Darius DeAveiro tallied a career-high 11 points in Valpo’s victory over Western Illinois on Nov. 21. His previous personal best in the scoring department was eight, achieved twice – Jan. 15, 2022 vs. Missouri State and Nov. 13, 2022 vs. Western Michigan.

DeAveiro busted out of a shooting slump as he entered the game against the Leathernecks having gone 0-for-10 from the field over his previous three games and 2-for-17 shooting for the season. He altered that narrative by drilling four of his five shots including a three-point make.

Valpo’s starting point guard also thrived in the assist department in the win over Western Illinois, handing out a season-high seven helpers.

DeAveiro became just the third Valpo player in the last decade to shoot 80 percent or better from the field (minimum five attempts) while handing out at least seven assists. He was the first to do it since Max Joseph on Jan. 10, 2018 vs. Drake. Before that, the most recent was Erik Buggs on March 2, 2013 against Green Bay.

Team Trends

Valpo has held its opponents to 33 percent or lower from 3-point range in all five games this season.

The Beacons have had 15 or more free-throw attempts in each of their five games.

Valpo ranks second in the conference in turnovers per game (10.0) and third in turnovers forced per game (14.8).

Valpo has turned it over 10 times or fewer in each of the last three games and has won the turnover battle in four of the team’s five games this season.

The Beacons have blocked four shots or more in every game and rank second in the MVC and 13th nationally with 6.4 blocks per contest.

Other Notes Wrapping Up Nov. 21: Valpo 73, Western Illinois 66

The Leathernecks were limited to 26.3 percent from 3-point territory, missing 14 of their 19 attempts.

Valpo prevailed despite being outrebounded by 13 (40-27) as Western Illinois owned a 14-6 advantage on the offensive glass. This was Valpo’s first win when being outrebounded by such a wide clip since Jan. 2, 2022 vs. Illinois State.

Valpo improved to 15-1 in its last 16 matchups with Western Illinois and extended its home head-to-head winning streak to eight.

Scouting the Jaguars

Will seek their first win of this multi-team event after falling 88-80 in overtime at Western Illinois on Nov. 17 and 88-60 to Illinois on Nov. 19.

Also fell at No. 3 Arizona (97-59) and at TCU (108-75) but own a win at UNLV (85-71).

Under the direction of first-year head coach Kevin Johnson, who has coached against Valpo numerous times, most recently on Nov. 24, 2021, when he was an assistant coach at Tulane as the Green Wave beat Valpo 68-64 in the Bahamas. He also opposed Valpo as a head coach when he held the top post at Centenary (1999-2005). The two teams shared Mid-Continent Conference affiliation at the end of his head coaching tenure.

This marks their sixth straight road game in a stretch of eight straight away from home to start the season.

Picked fifth of 12 in the SWAC Preseason Poll.

VALPO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FACES UAB SATURDAY

Valparaiso (0-3, 0-0 MVC)

Game #4 – November 25, 2023 – noon

at UAB (3-1, 0-0 AAC)

Bartow Arena (8,500) – Birmingham, Ala.

Next Up in Valpo Basketball: The Valpo women’s basketball team brings an extended Thanksgiving week trip to a close Saturday afternoon when the Beacons take on UAB in Birmingham, Ala.

Previously: The Beacons put together easily their best defensive performance of the young season Tuesday evening against a Southern Miss team which entered the game averaging better than 85 points per game, but the Beacons were unable to overcome a first-quarter deficit as the Lady Eagles defended their home court, 61-49.

Following Valpo Basketball: Streaming Video: ESPN+

Valpo Radio: None

Links for live coverage: Available via ValpoAthletics.com

Head Coach Mary Evans: Mary Evans is in her sixth year at the helm of the program in 2022-23 and owns a record of 55-94. Evans has made an impact on the program in her first four years, raising the team’s level of play to be competitive in a strong Missouri Valley Conference. The 2022-23 season saw Evans lead Valpo to the first win in program history over perennial MVC power Missouri State. The Beacons also won three consecutive road games in Valley play, the first time the program accomplished that feat against three different opponents since 2007.

Series Notes: Saturday is the third meeting in the all-time series between the two programs, who match up for the second straight year on the back end of a home-and-home. UAB has won both previous matchups, including an 83-81 victory in overtime at the ARC last year. The Blazers tied the game with 2.8 seconds to play to force overtime and then scored the game-winning basket with 3.3 seconds remaining in the extra period. Ali Saunders set a Valpo freshman record with 32 points in that contest.

@ValpoWBB…

…and @ValleyHoops

– Valpo was picked to finish in 10th place in the MVC preseason poll, totaling 162 points, coming in ahead of Evansville and Bradley.

– Valpo is in its seventh season as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference.

– The Valley was ranked 13th in conference NET last season. The MVC ranked 10th in conference NET in 2021-22, seventh in conference NET in 2020-21 and was eighth in conference RPI in 2019-20.

…looking back at last year

– Valpo finished last season with a 7-23 overall record and finished at 5-15 in MVC play, good for 11th in the Valley standings.

– The Beacons earned their first win in program history over perennial MVC power Missouri State.

– Valpo also won three consecutive road games in Valley play, the first time the program accomplished that feat against three different opponents since 2007.

– Ali Saunders was named to the MVC All-Freshman Team.

…at Southern Miss

– The Lady Eagles led 21-8 at the end of the first quarter and extended their lead to 26-9 early in the second period.

– The Beacons stepped up the defensive intensity to close the first half from that point, limiting the Lady Eagles to just three free throws as they went 0-for-9 from the field and committed nine turnovers in the final 8:39 of the half. Valpo ended the half on a 12-3 run to close to within 28-21 at intermission.

– Valpo got as close as five points multiple times in the third quarter, but couldn’t cut the deficit to one possession. Southern Miss closed the quarter on a 12-4 run to lead 48-35 with 10 minutes to play, and Valpo was unable to get any closer than the final margin in the fourth quarter.

– The Beacons held the Lady Eagles to 37.0% overall shooting from the field, 28.6% from the 3-point line and forced 19 turnovers.

– However, Valpo struggled to score on Tuesday, hitting just 27.3% from the floor and 20.0% from the 3-point line. The Beacons were 14-of-17 (82.4%) from the foul line.

– Jill Harris made it three straight games to start her Valpo career scoring in double figures, leading the way with 14 points to tie her career best.

– Olivia Brown scored all 13 of her points in the second half, including 7-of-7 from the foul line.

– Leah Earnest tallied 12 points and pulled down a game-best 12 rebounds to register her first double-double of the season.

…versus Western Illinois

– It was an early defensive struggle, as the score was tied 4-4 past the halfway mark of the first period before Western Illinois went on an 11-2 run to grab a lead it never relinquished.

– The Leathernecks’ lead was 21-11 at the end of the opening quarter, and they scored 10 of the final 12 points of the second period to lead 44-25 at halftime.

– A strong offensive third quarter on both sides (23-21) and a strong defensive fourth quarter on both sides (9-8) both fell in favor of WIU, resulting in the final margin.

– Freshman Raeven Raye-Redmond enjoyed a debut to remember Saturday. The rookie was called upon midway through the second quarter and played 23 of the game’s final 25 minutes, scoring nine points on 4-of-7 shooting.

– But of course, it was her output on the defensive end of the floor which was most eye-popping, as Raye-Redmond recorded three steals in the second quarter, three in the third quarter and two in the fourth quarter to finish with eight steals.

– Raye-Redmond was responsible for nearly half of the Beacons’ steals as a team on Saturday, as Valpo notched 18 steals — the program’s best single-game mark since tallying 21 steals at Evansville on Jan. 12, 2020.

– Senior Leah Earnest had three of those steals and recorded four assists and two blocked shots as well, all three marks matching her career bests in the respective categories. Earnest also scored in double figures for a second straight game, finishing with 10 points.

– Jill Harris scored a team-best 13 points, one off her career high, as she made it back-to-back games with double-figure scoring efforts to open her Beacon career. Harris knocked down 3-of-4 from the 3-point line, tying her career high for triples made in a game.

– Valpo finished the game shooting just 39.1% from the field and was just 5-of-20 from 3-point range, while WIU hit at a 48.1% clip from the floor and went 9-of-18 from deep.

…looking ahead

– Valpo returns to the Midwest, where it steps back on the court Wednesday at Western Michigan.

– The Beacons close out their current four-game road stretch next Sunday, Dec. 3 at Purdue.

…on the road

– Valpo will play 17 games away from home in the 2023-24 regular season, 16 of which will be true road games.

– The Beacons are 0-2 away from home so far this year and posted a 4-10 record in true road games last season.

@UAB_WBBALL

– The Blazers bring a 3-1 record this year into Saturday’s game, with wins over Alabama A&M, Western Carolina and Alaska-Anchorage and a loss to Eastern Kentucky.

– UAB went 14-17 last season and posted a 5-15 conference record in its final season as a CUSA member.

– Mississippi State transfer Mia Moore leads the Blazers, averaging 19.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, while Denim DeShields – a CUSA All-Freshman Team member last year – ranks among the national leaders with 6.3 assists per game.

SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS

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NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Boston123.8006-06-37-111-27-31 W
Philadelphia105.6672.06-34-24-18-46-42 L
New York86.5713.53-25-40-26-46-41 L
Toronto78.4675.04-43-40-44-75-51 W
Brooklyn68.4295.53-43-40-35-74-63 L
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee105.6676-14-42-19-57-31 L
Indiana86.5711.55-43-23-16-66-41 L
Cleveland87.5332.03-45-31-24-46-41 L
Chicago511.3135.54-61-52-24-63-72 L
Detroit213.1338.01-61-71-32-70-1012 L
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Orlando105.6675-25-30-15-27-35 W
Miami105.6674-16-43-07-49-12 W
Atlanta77.5002.53-54-22-25-65-51 W
Charlotte59.3574.53-62-33-25-74-62 W
Washington212.1437.51-51-71-41-111-97 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Minnesota113.7867-04-32-07-19-13 W
Oklahoma City114.7330.55-36-11-15-48-26 W
Denver105.6671.57-03-52-18-36-41 L
Portland411.2677.52-52-61-22-82-81 W
Utah411.2677.53-41-71-34-82-84 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Phoenix96.6004-45-22-27-57-35 W
Sacramento86.5710.54-14-52-27-66-42 L
LA Lakers97.5630.57-22-53-28-56-41 L
LA Clippers67.4622.04-12-60-15-54-63 W
Golden State79.4382.52-65-32-26-72-81 L
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Dallas105.6674-26-33-15-36-41 W
Houston76.5382.07-10-52-16-57-31 W
New Orleans87.5332.06-42-32-26-64-62 W
Memphis311.2146.50-63-51-33-83-72 L
San Antonio312.2007.01-82-41-23-80-1010 L

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Miami Dolphins730.7000.03052385-0-02-3-05-2-02-1-01 W
Buffalo Bills650.5451.52941905-2-01-3-03-5-02-2-01 W
New York Jets460.4003.01502042-3-02-3-02-5-01-2-03 L
New England Patriots280.2005.01412381-5-01-3-02-4-02-2-03 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Kansas City Chiefs730.7000.02251644-2-03-1-05-1-02-1-01 L
Denver Broncos550.5002.02172683-3-02-2-02-4-01-2-04 W
Las Vegas Raiders560.4552.51852254-1-01-5-03-4-01-1-01 L
Los Angeles Chargers460.4003.02592382-3-02-3-02-3-01-1-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Baltimore Ravens830.7270.03041774-2-04-1-05-3-03-2-01 W
Cleveland Browns730.7000.52271805-1-02-2-05-2-03-2-03 W
Pittsburgh Steelers640.6001.51661954-2-02-2-04-3-02-1-01 L
Cincinnati Bengals550.5002.52022263-2-02-3-01-5-00-3-02 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Jacksonville Jaguars730.7000.02302043-3-04-0-05-2-03-1-01 W
Houston Texans640.6001.02382084-1-02-3-03-2-01-1-03 W
Indianapolis Colts550.5002.02422481-4-04-1-04-3-02-2-02 W
Tennessee Titans370.3004.01682143-1-00-6-02-5-00-2-03 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Philadelphia Eagles910.9000.02732124-0-05-1-06-0-03-0-04 W
Dallas Cowboys830.7271.53471855-0-03-3-05-3-03-1-03 W
Washington Commanders480.3336.02463501-4-03-4-02-7-00-5-03 L
New York Giants380.2736.51492851-3-02-5-03-4-02-2-01 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
San Francisco 49ers830.7270.03101704-1-04-2-06-1-03-0-03 W
Seattle Seahawks650.5452.02292494-2-02-3-05-3-01-3-02 L
Los Angeles Rams460.4003.51952202-3-02-3-03-4-03-1-01 W
Arizona Cardinals290.1826.01922842-3-00-6-02-5-00-3-01 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Detroit Lions830.7270.02942584-2-04-1-05-2-02-1-01 L
Minnesota Vikings650.5452.02532302-3-04-2-06-2-02-0-01 L
Green Bay Packers560.4553.02312243-2-02-4-04-3-02-2-02 W
Chicago Bears380.2735.02302862-3-01-5-02-5-00-3-01 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
New Orleans Saints550.5000.02141982-2-03-3-02-3-01-1-01 L
Atlanta Falcons460.4001.01892173-2-01-4-03-4-02-0-03 L
Tampa Bay Buccaneers460.4001.01922002-3-02-3-03-4-01-1-01 L
Carolina Panthers190.1004.01632751-4-00-5-00-7-00-2-03 L

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Boston Bruins181413311363387-0-17-1-27-1-2
Florida Panthers191261251258527-2-05-4-17-3-0
Tampa Bay Lightning2096523970726-2-33-4-25-3-2
Toronto Maple Leafs17105222862595-4-05-1-25-3-2
Detroit Red Wings1896321965576-3-23-3-14-4-2
Buffalo Sabres1989218854614-5-04-4-24-4-2
Montreal Canadiens1989218756695-6-03-3-23-7-0
Ottawa Senators1587016757496-5-02-2-05-5-0
 
Metropolitan Division
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
New York Rangers171331271256405-1-08-2-18-1-1
Washington Capitals16104222843437-3-13-1-18-1-1
Carolina Hurricanes181170221062576-1-05-6-07-3-0
Philadelphia Flyers191081211062555-4-05-4-16-4-0
New York Islanders1876519647584-3-33-3-23-4-3
Pittsburgh Penguins1899018958474-6-05-3-06-4-0
New Jersey Devils1788117859663-4-15-4-04-6-0
Columbus Blue Jackets20511414558734-6-11-5-31-7-2
 
Western Conference
Central Division
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Dallas Stars181242261162505-3-17-1-16-3-1
Colorado Avalanche181260241170556-2-06-4-06-4-0
Winnipeg Jets181152241166566-3-15-2-17-2-1
St. Louis Blues18107121953526-2-04-5-17-3-0
Arizona Coyotes1989218663634-4-04-5-24-5-1
Nashville Predators18810016856596-4-02-6-04-6-0
Minnesota Wild1758414454703-3-22-5-22-5-3
Chicago Blackhawks17512010543631-5-04-7-03-7-0
 
Pacific Division
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights201442301169488-1-16-3-15-4-1
Vancouver Canucks201361271380517-1-16-5-06-4-0
Los Angeles Kings171133251167453-3-38-0-07-1-2
Seattle Kraken2188521761734-5-14-3-44-3-3
Anaheim Ducks19910018954604-7-05-3-04-6-0
Calgary Flames1979317754673-3-14-6-25-3-2
Edmonton Oilers18512111553723-4-12-8-03-7-0
San Jose Sharks1931517328833-6-10-9-03-7-0

FOOTBALL HISTORY

Army vs. Notre Dame 1934

November 24, 1934

November 24, 1934 – Yankee Stadium, The Bronx, New York – 81,000 fans  packed the “House that Ruth Built” to watch the heavily favored Army team take on Notre Dame. It was such an attraction that fans were seen sitting in the aisles on all three decks of the stadium. As decribed by the Irishlgends.com website, It was a tight defensive battle much of the game. With little time remaining Irish Head Coach Elmer Layden, who had been one of the Four Horsemen during his playing days, sent in fullback Don Hanley. Hanley was the last player on the roster that had played under the legendary Coach Knute Rockne, who died in a tragic plane crash in March of 1931 while enroute to be in the film, The Spirit of Notre Dame. Hanley took the hand off in the final seconds and plunged over the goal line to give Notre Dame the 12-6 upset victory. The press ate up the story of Hannley being one of Knute’s players and with Layden also being a former star for Rockne, the symbolic torch of coaching a winning Notre Dame program was passed.Grey Cup # 22 & 39

3 Grey Cup Memories

November 24, 1934 – Toronto’s Varsity Stadium – The 22nd CFL Grey Cup was played as the Sarnia Imperials faced the Regina Roughriders. Regina had played in 7 Grey Cup finals in the past 12 seasons going into the game according to the cfl.ca site. The Imperials went on to win their first Championship with a 20-12 win over Regina Roughriders completing an undefeated season.

November 24, 1951 – Varsity Stadium, Toronto – The 39th Grey Cup Final for the CFL Championship was played. In the tight game the Ottawa Rough Riders came out victorious claiming their 4th Championship with a 21-14 win over Saskatchewan Roughriders with the full story found here. The Roughriders scratched and clawed their way into the big game as they finished with a record of 8-6 not to be confused with the Champion Ottawa Rough Riders. That must have been a tough one to listen to on the radio broadcast when the Roughriders played the Rough Riders!

November 24, 1956 – Varsity Stadium, Toronto  – According to the cfl.ca it was the third consecutive year the Edmonton Eskimos faced the Montreal Alouettes in the Grey Cup Final. The old saying goes the more things change the more they stay the same, well in this case it was true as the  Edmonton Eskimos defeated those Montreal Alouettes for 3rd straight year, but this time it was 50-27 pwer the story on the cfl.ca.

Jim Brown was Awesome Even as a Rook

November 24, 1957 –  Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown rushed for 237 yards and 4 touchdowns against the Los Angeles Rams. It was Brown’s rookie season and according to fs64sports Brown wasn’t even the target for the Browns in the 1957 Draft, Len Dawson was. The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Dawson before the Browns got a chance to  and so they went with their next choice Jim Brown of Syracuse. Boty did that ever work out well for Cleveland!

’64 Heisman

November 24, 1964 – New York City – The 30th Heisman Trophy Award winner was announced as John Huarte the Quarterback from Notre Dame. Per the American Football DataBase the Irish lost only once in the season as Huarte threw for 2,062 yards with only 205 passes for a ten plus yard average. In the 1965 Chicago College All-Star Game where Huarte led a squad against the defending NFL Champion Cleveland Browns, John Huarte was the MVP of the game.

62nd Grey Cup

November 24, 1974 – Empire Stadium, Vancouver – The CFL‘s Grey Cup played for the 62nd time pitted the Montreal Alouettes against the Edmonton Eskimos once again. The time Montreal got the better of the Eskimos on a slick, wet field by the score of 20-7 per onthisday.com. 

Irish Stop Hurricanes in Japan

November 24, 1979 – Tokyo, Japan – Notre Dame beats Miami 40-15 in the Mirage Bowl  per Irishlegends.com.

Fandom.com explains that the Mirage Bowl was an annual college football game hosted in Tokyo, Japan from 1977 through 1993. The game was renamed the Coca-Cola Bowl or Coca-Cola Classic in 1986 and kept this name until the event was discontinued after the 1993 season.

CFL Champs Crowned

November 24, 1985 – Olympic Stadium, Montreal – The 73rd CFL Grey Cup had the BC Lions defeating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 37-24. Onthisday.com informs us that it was the final CFL game played with a 25-yard long endzone.

Dallas Stops Washington Streak

November 24, 1991 – RFK Stadium, Washington D.C. – After starting off the season with a perfect 12-0 record, the Washington Redskins lost to the Dallas Cowboys 24-21 per the Washington Post. The Cowboys lost their starting QB Troy Aikman in the 3rd quarter but still controlled the clock for 39 minutes and the Dallas D held the Washington rushing offense to a mere 50 yards to help Dallas defeat their arch rivals.

3 More Grey Cups

November 24, 1991 – Winnipeg Stadium – The CFL’s 79th edition of the Grey Cup had the Toronto Argonauts defeating the Calgary Stampeders, 36-21. Weather played a major factor in the game as temps got to -16 degrees Celsius at kickoff making it the coldest Grey Cup Game ever. Rocket Ismail, formerly of Notre Dame and all-time CFL great, was the game’s MVP. While Calgary’s Dave Sapunjis, was the Most Valuable Canadian. The Boatmen celebrated the Championship under their new ownership of LA Kings owner Bruce McNall, hockey player Wayne Gretzky and actor John Candy per the onthisday.com website.

November 24, 1996 – Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton – In the 84th CFL Grey Cup was played per the Toronto.com internet site. The Toronto Argonauts won their CFL 13th title as they beat Edmonton Eskimos, 43-37. Quarterback Doug Flutie of the Argos was the game’s MVP. This edition of the Grey Cup is sometimes called The Snow Bowl because of the near blizzard-like weather conditions.

November 24, 2002 – Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton – The 90th edition of the CFL Grey Cup had once again the Montreal Alouettes defeating the Edmonton Eskimos 25-16. It marked the 5th time that a Don Matthews’ coached team won the Grey Cup title.

It’s Iron Bowl Season

November 24, 2007 – Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL. – In the 72nd volume of the annual Iron Bowl it was just as much a matchup of coaching strategy as it was raw talent on the field. Alabama had recently hired Nick Saban to combat the success that Auburn was having under the direction of Tommy Tuberville according to the ESPN.com story on the game. The Tigers scored a touchdown with Brandon Cox running a sneak from 1 yard out to hang on for a 17-10 SEC victory over their rival, the Crimson Tide of Alabama.

November 24, 2012 – Tuscaloosa, Alabama – The 77th Iron Bowl was a one sided affair as the Crimson Tide dominated every aspect of the game per the piece on sbnation.com. Alabama blanked their arch nemesis Auburn in a statement game 49-0 serving notice to the nation who the top team was. The Tide went 13-1 that season and outmatched Notre Dame in the Bowl Championship Game.

Grey Cup 101

November 24, 2013 – Taylor Field, Regina – At the 101st Grey Cup for the CFL Championship it was the Saskatchewan Roughriders winning their 4th title as they defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23. The Most Valuable Player was Roughriders running back Kory Sheets  who set a Grey Cup record by rushing for 197 yards with 2 touchdowns thanks to a onthisday.com post.

SEC Matchup

November 24, 2018 –  Alabama has a victory over Auburn in a big way as the final score was 52-21.

107th Grey Cup

November 24, 2019 – McMahon Stadium, Calgary, Alberta – The 107th Grey Cup Game was played as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats tangled with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The Bombers were the better team that day as they dominated the score 33-12 over the T-Cats per the cfl.ca story. Winnipegs’s Andrew Harris was honored with earning both the MVP and the Most Valuable Canadian Awards, for unbelievably the first time in Cup history!

Hall of Fame Birthdays for November 24

Alabama’s Dixie Howell

November 24, 1912 – Hartford, Alabama – Millard “Dixie” Howell the halfback from the University of Alabama was born. Back in the early 1930’s it was normal for one of the halfbacks to throw the ball. This was the case for Dixie who connected on many passes with the Tide’s great receiver Don Hutson to win games including the 1935 Rose Bowl against Stanford. His other favorite target was a guy by the name of Bear Bryant, talk about some legendary names on that roster! The National Football Foundation voted Dixie Howell into their College Football Hall of Fame in 1970.  After school was over Howell played one year with the Washington Redskins, 1937. He coached Arizona State 1937-41 with a 20-9-4 record and Idaho 1947-50.

A Couple of Old Navy Buddies!

November 24, 1924 – Pottstown, Pennsylvania – The U.S. Naval Academy’s End Dick Duden came into this world. After the tremendous 1945 season he was named All-America by Associated Press, United Press, Grantland Rice, Sporting News, Central Press and Football Writers among others. The NFF chose to induct Dick Duden into their College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. After some further Naval service Dick played one year with the New York Giants, and returned to the Naval Academy as assistant football coach. In 1973, he was named to the all-time Army-Navy football team by sports writers.

November 24, 1924 – The U.S. Naval Academy’s Center Dick Scott was born.  Dick was named to the All-American teams in 1945 and 1947. Per the NFF website in 1948 he was runner-up MVP in the College All- Star game played in Chicago. The Committee voted Dick Scott into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987. 

RB – John Henry Johnson

November 24, 1929 – John Henry Johnson was a great fullback who attended St. Mary’s University and was the second pick in the 1953 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers as told on the profootballhof.com internet site. Johnson rushed for over 1000 yards in both the 1962 and 1964 seasons and was the first Steeler to ever accomplish the feat. After his contract ended in Pittsburgh he played in the CFL for a season and then returned to the NFL with the 49ers, and Detroit Lions and then played his 13th and final por season with the AFL’s Houston Oilers. After the dust on his brilliant career had settled, Johnson accounted for 6803 career rushing yards and ranked him fourth on the All-Time rushing list. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined John Henry Johnson in the class of 1987.

A&M’s Yale Lary

November 24, 1930 – Yale Lary the safety from Texas A&M was born. Yale was a fixture for 11 seasons at Safety for the Detroit Lions. Lary was a contributing force to the three NFL Championships that the Lions franchise enjoyed during the span of his career per his bio on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s site. Besides his 50 career interceptions at Safety Yale Lary was also a great punter for the Detroit squad as he also won the NFL punting crown in three seasons and just missed out on a fourth title in an additional season. His 44.3 yard average on over 500 punts makes him one of the best punters in pro history. The  Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined the great Yale Lary in 1979.

Double HOF Stan Jones

November 24, 1931 – Altoona, Pennsylvania – Maryland Terrapin Tackle Stan Jones was born. Jones played offensive and defensive tackle for Maryland and was a unanimous All-American selection after the 1953 season.  That same 1953 Jones and his Terp teammates enjoyed the limelight of being crowned National Champions! Stan Jones was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2000 by the National Football Foundation.  After graduation Stan made it into the NFL and his career covered 13 seasons with the Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins. He served as assistant coach with Denver and Buffalo from 1967-77. Stan Jones was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991 .

HB – Pervis Atkins

November 24, 1935 – Ruston, Louisiana  – Pervis Atkins the fine halfback from New Mexico State University celebrated his birth. Atkins twice topped the nation in all-purpose yards (1959-60) and holds the New Mexico State single season record with 1,800 all- purpose yards in 1960. During the 1959 season, he led the nation in rushing (971) and punt return yards (241). The NFF selected Pervis Atkins to join the ranks of the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009. Atkins was drafted in the third round of the 1960 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams. He played seven seasons in the NFL, including stints with the Washington Redskins and Oakland Raiders. He finished his career with 3,300 all-purpose yards and three touchdowns.

The Former Commish

November 24, 1940 – Paul Tagliabue the former NFL Executive was a great leader at a time when the NFL needed it. He served as the NFL Commissioner for 17 seasons and in that span the NFL prospered and grew. His accomplishments included expanding the League to 32 teams, there was nearly two decades of peace with the NFLPA, 20 new NFL stadiums were constructed and took the NFL to overseas markets. The Pro Football Hall of Fame selected Paul Tagliabue to have his bust made in Canton in 2020.

DB – Terry Kinard

November 24, 1959 – Bitburg, West Germany – Terry Kinard the great DB from Clemson University was born. When you talk about a defensive back coming out of college with great stats , Terry Kinard must be in the conversation. Kinard registered 17 interceptions, 30 pass deflections, and 292 tackles during his Clemson career. Two of his picks were extremely important to the 1979 16-10 victory over Notre Dame. It was exploits like this that led Terry to All-America honors as well as  many other collegiate awards. The National Football Foundation voted Terry Kinnard into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2001. Terry enjoyed a nice 8 year career in the NFL playing for the New York Giants and the Houston Oilers.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

32 – 13 – 7 – 14 – 16 – 8 – 12 – 2 – 1

November 24, 1957 – Cleveland Browns’ fullback, Number 32, Jim Brown set a club record of 237 yds rushing

November 24, 1960 – Philadelphia center, Number 13, Wilt Chamberlain pulled down an NBA record 55 rebounds in Warriors 132-129 defeat to Boston Celtics at Philadelphia Civic Center

November 24, 1964 – 30th Heisman Trophy Award was given to Notre Dame  Quarterback, Number 7, John Huarte.

November 24, 1964 – St Louis Cardinals’ 3rd baseman Number 14,  Ken Boyer was voted NL MVP

November 24, 1970 – 36th Heisman Trophy Award was earned by Stanford Quarterback, Number 16, Jim Plunkett.

November 24, 1971 – Braves catcher-infielder Number 32, Earl Williams, won the NL Rookie of Year

November 24, 1976 – Reds Number 8, Joe Morgan won his 2nd straight NL MVP Award

November 24, 1977 – Miami Dolphins quarterback, Number 12,  Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns in a 55-14 win over Cardinals in St. Louis

November 24, 1982 – Baltimore Orioles Number 8, Cal Ripken was named AL Rookie of Year

November 24, 1996 – CFL Grey Cup, Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton: MVP Number 2, Doug Flutie leads Toronto Argonauts to 13th title; beat Edmonton Eskimos, 43-37

November 24, 2013 – CFL Grey Cup, Taylor Field, Regina: Saskatchewan Roughriders win 4th title; defeat Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23; Roughriders running back, Number 1,  Kory Sheets MVP, sets Grey Cup record rushing for 197 yards with 2 TDs

TV FRIDAY

NBA REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
PHILADELPHIA AT OKLAHOMA CITY5:00PMNBCS-PHI
BALLY SPORTS
MIAMI AT BROOKLYN6:00PMYES
BALLY SPORTS
ATLANTA AT WASHINGTON7:00PMNBCS-WSH
BALLY SPORTS
LA LAKERS AT CLEVELAND7:30PMSPECTRUM
BALLY SPORTS
NEW ORLEANS AT UTAH9:30PMBALLY SPORTS
KJZZ
DALLAS AT LA CLIPPERS10:30PMNBATV
BALLY SPORTS
NHL REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
BOSTON AT NY RANGERS1:00PMNHLN
NESN
MSG
MONTREAL AT LOS ANGELES4:00PMBALLY SPORTS
SPORTSNET
TORONTO AT PITTSBURGH7:00PMNHLN
ATTSN-PIT
SPORTSNET
BUFFALO AT NEW JERSEY7:00PMMSF-BUF
MSGSN
PHILADELPHIA AT NY ISLANDERS7:30PMNBCS-PHI
MSGSN
CALGARY AT COLORADO10:00PMALT
SPORTSNET
ARIZONA AT VEGAS10:00PMSCRIPPS
VANCOUVER AT SAN JOSE10:00PMNBCS-CA
SPORTSNET
COLLEGE FOOTBALLTIME ETTV
UCONN AT UMASS12:00PMESPN+
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN12:00PMFOX
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT SAM HOUSTON12:00PMESPN+
HOUSTON AT UCF12:00PMFS1
INDIANA AT PURDUE12:00PMBTN
KENTUCKY AT LOUISVILLE12:00PMABC
MIAMI (OHIO) AT BALL STATE12:00PMCBSSN
NAVY AT SMU12:00PMESPN2
NIU AT KENT STATE12:00PMESPN+
PITT AT DUKE12:00PMACCN
TEXAS A&M AT LSU12:00PMESPN
TROY AT SOUTHERN MISS12:00PMESPNU
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT RICE1:00PMESPN+
GEORGIA STATE AT OLD DOMINION2:00PMESPN+
TULSA AT EAST CAROLINA2:00PMESPN+
UAB AT NORTH TEXAS2:00PMESPN+
WAKE FOREST AT SYRACUSE2:00PMCW
SAN JOSE STATE AT UNLV3:00PMMWN
WKU AT FIU3:00PMESPN+
COLORADO AT UTAH3:00PMPAC12N
ULM AT LOUISIANA3:00PMESPN+
LIBERTY AT UTEP3:30PMCBSSN
ALABAMA AT AUBURN3:30PMCBS
ARIZONA AT ARIZONA STATE3:30PMESPN
ARKANSAS STATE AT MARSHALL3:30PMESPN+
BYU AT OKLAHOMA STATE3:30PMABC
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT APPALACHIAN STATE3:30PMESPNU
JAMES MADISON AT COASTAL CAROLINA3:30PMESPN2
MARYLAND AT RUTGERS3:30PMBTN
NORTHWESTERN AT ILLINOIS3:30PMBTN
VANDERBILT AT TENNESSEE3:30PMSECN
VIRGINIA TECH AT VIRGINIA3:30PMACCN
WISCONSIN AT MINNESOTA3:30PMFS1
JACKSONVILLE STATE AT NEW MEXICO STATE4:00PMESPN+
WASHINGTON STATE AT WASHINGTON4:00PMFOX
SOUTH ALABAMA AT TEXAS STATE7:00PMNFLN
FLORIDA STATE AT FLORIDA7:00PMESPN
NOTRE DAME AT STANFORD7:00PMP12N
WEST VIRGINIA AT BAYLOR7:00PMFS1
CHARLOTTE AT USF7:30PMESPNU
CLEMSON AT SOUTH CAROLINA7:30PMSECN
GEORGIA AT GEORGIA TECH7:30PMABC
KANSAS AT CINCINNATI7:30PMESPN2
IOWA STATE AT KANSAS STATE8:00PMFOX
NORTH CAROLINA AT NC STATE8:00PMACCN
WYOMING AT NEVADA9:00PMCBSSN
CALIFORNIA AT UCLA10:30PMESPN
FRESNO STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE10:30PMFS1
COLORADO STATE AT HAWAII11:00PMSPECTRUM
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
EMERALD COAST CLASSIC6:00AMFLOSPORTS
BAHA MAR NASSAU CHAMPIONSHIP11:00AMFLOSPORTS
EMERALD COAST CLASSIC11:00AMFLOSPORTS
JACKSON STATE AT GEORGETOWN12:00 PMFS2
LOYOLA MARYLAND AT MISSOURI12:00 PMSEC NETWORK PLUS
NJIT AT WAGNER1:00 PMNEC FRONT ROW
MAINE AT COLUMBIA1:00 PMESPN+
CLARKS SUMMIT AT VMI1:00 PMESPN+
MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE AT LIBERTY1:00 PMESPN+
LIMESTONE AT GARDNER-WEBB1:00 PMESPN+
BAHA MAR NASSAU CHAMPIONSHIP1:30 PMFLOSPORTS
EMERALD COAST CLASSIC1:30 PMFLOSPORTS
MIAMI (OH) AT ST. BONAVENTURE2:00 PMESPN+
NORTHEASTERN AT PRINCETON2:00 PMESPN+
DETROIT MERCY AT SIUE2:00 PMESPN+
ARMY WEST POINT AT BINGHAMTON2:00 PMESPN+
EVANSVILLE VS. SOUTHEAST MISSOURI2:00 PMESPN+
EAST CAROLINA AT GEORGE MASON2:00 PMESPN+
MONMOUTH VS. LAFAYETTE2:00 PMESPN+
CLEARY AT IUPUI2:00 PMESPN+
UMBC AT WILLIAM & MARY2:00 PMFLOSPORTS
SOUTHERN MISS AT MILWAUKEE2:30 PMESPN+
TULSA AT LITTLE ROCK3:00 PMESPN+
EUREKA AT EASTERN ILLINOIS3:00 PMESPN+
LAMAR AT LONGWOOD3:00 PMESPN+
NORTH CAROLINA A&T AT SAMFORD3:00 PMESPN+
TEXAS STATE AT UTA3:00 PMESPN+
ST. THOMAS AT GREEN BAY3:00 PMESPN+
DILLARD AT LOUISIANA TECH3:00 PMESPN+
UT MARTIN AT CHICAGO STATE3:00 PMYOUTUBE
NIAGARA AT SAINT FRANCIS U4:00 PMNEC FRONT ROW
UIW AT UTSA4:00 PMESPN+
VOORHEES AT USC UPSTATE4:00 PMESPN+
HOWARD AT MOUNT ST. MARY’S4:00 PMESPN+
BUCKNELL AT MARIST4:00 PMESPN+
SOUTHERN AT VALPARAISO4:00 PMESPN+
LIU AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY4:00 PMESPN+
JACKSONVILLE VS. FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON4:00 PMESPN+
BELMONT AT PENN4:30 PMESPN+
UNCW AT FGCU4:30 PMESPN+
BAHA MAR NASSAU CHAMPIONSHIP4:30 PMFLOSPORTS
DELAWARE STATE VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN5:00 PMESPN+
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS5:45 PMESPN+
QUEENS AT RICHMOND6:00 PMMASN/2
FURMAN AT UAB6:00 PMESPN+
HOLY CROSS AT ST. JOHN’S7:00 PMFS2
SOUTH ALABAMA AT MARYLAND7:00 PMBTN
EMERALD COAST CLASSIC7:00 PMCBSSN
SAN DIEGO STATE VS. CALIFORNIA7:00 PMMWN
BAHA MAR NASSAU CHAMPIONSHIP7:00 PMFLOSPORTS
TEXAS SOUTHERN AT DRAKE7:00 PMESPN+
NORFOLK STATE AT WICHITA STATE7:00 PMESPN+
WITTENBERG AT PURDUE FORT WAYNE7:00 PMESPN+
ALABAMA A&M AT CLEVELAND STATE7:00 PMESPN+
UTEP AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT7:00 PMESPN+
GEORGIA STATE AT CHARLOTTE7:00 PMESPN+
PAUL QUINN AT SAM HOUSTON7:30 PMESPN+
DARTMOUTH AT SAINT LOUIS8:00 PMBALLY SPORTS MIDWEST
NORTH DAKOTA STATE AT GRAND CANYON8:00 PMKUTP
WILLAMETTE AT PORTLAND8:00 PMESPN+
VERMONT AT BRADLEY8:00 PMESPN+
VANGUARD AT CALIFORNIA BAPTIST8:00 PMESPN+
PALM SPRINGS INVITATIONAL8:00 PM
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT DEPAUL9:00 PMFS2
PALM SPRINGS INVITATIONAL10:30 PM
COLLEGE HOCKEYTIME ETTV
DARTMOUTH VS UCONN3:00PMESPN+
STONE HILL VS UNION4:00PMESPN+
UMASS VS HARVARD4:00PMESPN+
UMASS LOWELL VS ARMY7:00PMESPN+
BENTLEY VS MERRIMACK7:00PMESPN+
NIAGARA VS COLGATE7:00PMESPN+
CORNELL VS BOSTON UNIVERSITY8:00PMESPN+
SOCCERTIME ETTV
EPL: MANCHESTER CITY VS LIVERPOOL7:30AMPEACOCK
LA LIGA: RAYO VALLECANO VS BARCELONA8:00AMESPN+
SERIE A: SALERNITANA VS LAZIO9:00AMPARAMOUNT+
BUNDESLIGA: WERDER BREMEN VS BAYER LEVERKUSEN9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: WOLFSBURG VS RB LEIPZIG9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: FREIBURG VS DARMSTADT 989:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: BORUSSIA DORTMUND VS BORUSSIA M’GLADBACH9:30AMESPN+
BUNDESLIGA: UNION BERLIN VS AUGSBURG9:30AMESPN+
EPL: NOTTINGHAM FOREST VS BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION10:00AMUSA
EPL: SHEFFIELD UNITED VS AFC BOURNEMOUTH10:00AMPEACOCK
EPL: NEWCASTLE UNITED VS CHELSEA10:00AMPEACOCK
EPL: BURNLEY VS WEST HAM UNITED10:00AMPEACOCK
EPL: LUTON TOWN VS CRYSTAL PALACE10:00AMPEACOCK
LA LIGA: VALENCIA VS CELTA DE VIGO10:15AMESPN+
LIGUE 1: CLERMONT VS LENS11:00AMBEIN SPORTS
SERIE A: ATALANTA VS NAPOLI12:00PMPARAMOUNT+
EPL: BRENTFORD VS ARSENAL12:30PMUSA
BUNDESLIGA: EINTRACHT FRANKFURT VS STUTTGART12:30PMESPN+
LA LIGA: GETAFE VS ALMERÍA12:30PMESPN+
SERIE A: MILAN VS FIORENTINA2:45PMPARAMOUNT+
LA LIGA: ATLÉTICO MADRID VS MALLORCA3:00PMESPN+
LIGUE 1: STRASBOURG VS OLYMPIQUE MARSEILLE3:00PMBEIN SPORTS
PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: BANFIELD VS GIMNASIA LA PLATA4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: PLATENSE VS SARMIENTO4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
PRIMERA DIVISIÓN: UNIÓN SANTA FE VS TIGRE4:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: ORLANDO CITY SC VS COLUMBUS CREW5:30PMMLS PASS
BRASILEIRÃO: ATHLETICO-PR VS VASCO DA GAMA5:30PMPARAMOUNT+
BRASILEIRÃO: FLUMINENSE VS CORITIBA7:00PMPARAMOUNT+
MLS: CINCINNATI VS PHILADELPHIA UNION8:00PMMLS PASS
TENNISTIME ETTV
DAVIS CUP FINALS SEMIFINALS6:00AMTENNIS
WOMEN’ COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
INDIANA VS PRINCETON11:00AM
MARYLAND VS UMASS11:00AMFLOHOOPS
VIRGINIA TECH VS TULANE11:00AMFLOSPORTS
WICHITA STATE VS DAYTON11:00AMFLOHOOPS
WEST VIRGINIA VS SOUTHERN ILLINOIS11:00AMFLOHOOPS
SAMFORD VS SOUTHERN MISS12:00 PMESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN VS MILWAUKEE12:00 PMESPN+
LOUISVILLE VS LIBERTY12:00 PM
LOUISIANA TECH VS MAINE12:30 PMESPN+
TCU VS NEBRASKA1:00 PM
UMASS LOWELL VS FORDHAM1:00 PMESPN+
CAL STATE BAKERSFIELD VS TBD1:00 PMNEC FRONT ROW
VALPARAISO VS UAB1:00 PMESPN+
NC STATE VS COLORADO1:00 PMESPN+
NEBRASKA VS TCU1:00 PM
QUINNIPIAC VS NAVY1:00 PMESPN+
PITTSBURGH VS AKRON1:15 PM
OKLAHOMA VS TENNESSEE1:30 PM
IOWA STATE VS SYRACUSE2:00 PMFLOHOOPS
N.C. WESLEYAN VS CHARLESTON2:00 PMFLOSPORTS
SOUTH DAKOTA VS SOUTH CAROLINA STATE2:00 PMMIDCO SPORTS
NJIT VS HOFSTRA2:00 PMFLOSPORTS
ARKANSAS BAPTIST VS NORTHWESTERN STATE2:00 PMESPN+
ST. BONAVENTURE VS LOYOLA (MD)2:00 PMESPN+
FLORIDA ATLANTIC VS KENNESAW STATE2:00 PMESPN+
SYRACUSE VS IOWA STATE2:00 PMFLOHOOPS
MADONNA VS OAKLAND2:00 PMESPN+
UNIVERSITY OF MOBILE VS SE LOUISIANA2:00 PMESPN+
MERCER VS CHARLESTON SOUTHERN2:00 PMESPN+
MOREHEAD STATE VS PRESBYTERIAN2:00 PMESPN+
ILLINOIS STATE VS SAINT MARY’S3:00 PMESPN+
RICE VS STEPHEN F. AUSTIN3:00 PMESPN+
RICHMOND VS DRAKE3:00 PMESPN+
SOUTH ALABAMA VS DENVER3:00 PMSUMMIT
UTAH VALLEY VS IDAHO3:00 PMESPN+
HAMPTON VS LIU3:00 PMNEC FRONT ROW
CINCINNATI VS KENTUCKY3:15 PMESPN+
UC IRVINE VS PACIFIC3:30 PMESPN+
TOWSON VS ABILENE CHRISTIAN3:30 PM
NORTH CAROLINA A&T VS UT ARLINGTON4:00 PM
NORTHEASTERN VS COLUMBIA4:00 PMESPN+
CAMPBELLSVILLE HARRODSBURG VS EASTERN KENTUCKY4:00 PMESPN+
UM KANSAS CITY VS CLEVELAND STATE4:00 PMESPN+
HAMPTON VS LIU4:00 PMNEC FRONT ROW
LITTLE ROCK VS MISSISSIPPI4:00 PMSECN+
LOYOLA MARYMOUNT VS BYU4:00 PMESPN+
DETROIT MERCY VS GEORGIA SOUTHERN4:30 PMESPN+
NICHOLLS VS GRAND CANYON4:30 PMESPN+
UTSA VS SAM HOUSTON5:00 PMESPN+
VIRGINIA VS LSU5:00 PMFLOHOOPS
SEATTLE U VS PORTLAND STATE5:00 PMESPN+
SMU VS HARVARD5:30 PMESPN+
UCF VS SACRED HEART6:30 PMFLOHOOPS
CLEMSON VS TULSA7:00 PM
TEXAS TECH VS SANTA CLARA7:00 PMFLOHOOPS
KANSAS VS UCONN7:30 PMFLOSPORTS
IDAHO STATE VS HAWAI’I7:30 PMESPN+
TEXAS VS SOUTH FLORIDA8:00 PMESPN+
ST. JOHN’S VS JACKSON STATE9:00 PM
RUTGERS VS BOISE STATE9:30 PM