BOYS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

Adams Central 65 Heritage 55
Anderson 67 McCutcheon 33
Argos 62 Lakeland Christian 50
Austin 81 Salem 67
Barr-Reeve 61 Shoals 37
Batesville 67 North Decatur 46
Benton Central 51 Seeger 42
Blackford 76 Eastbrook 47
Bloomfield 74 North Central (Farmersburg) 60
Bloomington South 58 Terre Haute South 46
Blue River 68 Monroe Central 64 2OT
Brebeuf Jesuit 69 Indianapolis Chatard 42
Brownstown Central 90 Charlestown 51
Carmel 39 Ben Davis 36
Carroll (Flora) 71 North White 44
Cascade 66 Indianapolis Herron 34
Castle 65 Bloomington North 62
Caston 56 Pioneer 47
Central Noble 64 Churubusco 49
Chesterton 55 Lake Central 51
Clay City 47 North Daviess 42
Clinton Prairie 73 Clinton Central 43
Concord 49 Wawasee 39
Covenant Christian 55 Indianapolis Roncalli 51
Covington 62 North Vermillion 58
Crawford County 48 New Washington 29
Crown Point 60 LaPorte 42
Daleville 84 Union (Modoc) 21
Danville 60 Tri-West 48
Decatur Central 66 Plainfield 55
Delta 57 Wapahani 44
East Central 43 Columbus East 41
Eastern (Pekin) 76 Springs Valley 60
Edgewood 48 West Vigo 39
Edinburgh 72 Morristown 54
Evansville Bosse 74 South Knox 52
Evansville Christian 60 Gibson Southern 53
Evansville Harrison 63 Vincennes Lincoln 54
Evansville Memorial 51 Princeton 48
Evansville Reitz 58 Evansville Central 56
Fishers 65 Franklin Central 40
Fort Wayne North 46 Fort Wayne Concordia 40
Fort Wayne Snider 73 Carroll (Fort Wayne) 69
Fort Wayne South 38 Fort Wayne Dwenger 35
Fort Wayne Wayne 68 Fort Wayne Luers 65
Fountain Central 69 Faith Christian 62
Frankfort 61 Crawfordsville 49
Franklin County 72 Victory College Prep 47
Franklin 83 Martinsville 50
Frankton 60 Elwood 40
Fremont 73 Prairie Heights 40
Gary 21st Century 80 Calumet Christian 43
Greenfield-Central 73 Pendleton Heights 72
Greensburg 46 Lawrenceburg 42 2OT
Greenwood 58 Perry Meridian 48 OT
Guerin Catholic 55 Lafayette Central Catholic 31
Hagerstown 64 Union City 59
Hammond Morton 75 Hobart 45
Hammond Noll 92 Wheeler 30
Hauser 77 South Decatur 51
Heritage Hills 75 Evansville Mater Dei 60
Homestead 58 Fort Wayne Northrop 39
Horizon Christian 48 KIPP Indy Legacy 40
Illiana Christian 58 Victory Christian 52
Indiana Math & Science 44 GEO Next Generation 30
Indianapolis Attucks 73 Christel House 62
Indianapolis Lutheran 54 Beech Grove 53
Irvington Prep 82 Purdue Poly North 51
Jac-Cen-Del 56 Oldenburg Academy 49
Jasper 63 Northeast Dubois 47
Jay County 31 Bluffton 14
Jeffersonville 78 Bedford North Lawrence 56
Jimtown 53 Elkhart 45
John Glenn 52 South Bend Adams 49
Kankakee Valley 64 Highland 43
Knox 51 Washington Twp. 45
Kokomo 65 Lafayette Jeff 41
Kouts 59 Boone Grove 56
LaVille 74 Culver 51
Lakeland 60 Garrett 55
Lapel 52 Eastern Hancock 39
Lebanon 58 Southmont 44
Linton-Stockton 55 Eastern Greene 29
Maconaquah 81 Lewis Cass 59
Marion 88 Logansport 56
Mishawaka Marian 73 South Bend Washington 48
Mishawaka 50 Goshen 44
Mississinewa 54 Alexandria 40
Monrovia 93 Providence Cristo Rey 24
Mooresville Christian 75 Legacy Elite Academy 49
Mooresville 61 Whiteland 58
Morgan Twp. 56 Hanover Central 54
Mount Vernon (Fortville) 61 Connersville 32
Mount Vernon (Posey) 64 Tell City 48
Munster 72 Lowell 52
New Albany 71 Evansville North 64
New Palestine 66 Yorktown 58
Noblesville 57 Hamilton Southeastern 50 2OT
North Central (Indianapolis) 54 Warren Central 48
North Knox 69 Washington Catholic 14
North Montgomery 51 Western Boone 38
North Putnam 43 Owen Valley 30
Northridge 79 Plymouth 62
Northview 55 Cloverdale 37
Northwestern 59 Twin Lakes 52
Oak Hill 56 Madison-Grant 50
Orleans 51 Borden 32
Paoli 57 Corydon Central 53 OT
Parke Heritage 77 Riverton Parke 37
Penn 66 South Bend Riley 54
Pike Central 63 South Spencer 41
Portage 60 Michigan City 52
Providence 44 Christian Academy 41
Red Hill (Ill.) 57 Vincennes Rivet 41
Rensselaer Central 63 North Newton 49
Richmond 50 Harrison (West Lafayette) 39
Rochester 76 Northfield 54
Rossville 59 Eastern (Greentown) 53
Seymour 49 Floyd Central 28
Shawe Memorial 59 Rising Sun 53
Shelbyville 67 Speedway 50
Silver Creek 78 Madison 65
South Bend Clay 57 Bremen 48
South Bend St. Joseph 69 New Prairie 32
South Central (Elizabeth) 62 Henryville 49
South Central (Union Mills) 69 Tri-Township 41
South Vermillion 66 Shakamak 61
Southern Wells 37 South Adams 36
Southridge 52 Forest Park 44
Southwestern (Hanover) 77 Milan 26
Southwood 77 North Miami 32
Sullivan 81 Brown County 49
Taylor 46 Sheridan 45
Tipton 54 Hamilton Heights 50
Tri-Central 66 Delphi 54
Tri-County 55 South Newton 30
Trinity Lutheran 75 Crothersville 60
Triton Central 41 Indianapolis Scecina 36
University 72 Anderson Prep 56
Valparaiso 80 Merrillville 63
Waldron 58 Southwestern (Shelbyville) 46
Warsaw 35 NorthWood 34
Washington 69 Tecumseh 29
Wes-Del 56 Randolph Southern 48
West Noble 54 Fairfield 46
West Washington 64 North Harrison 61 2OT
Westfield 62 Avon 46
Westview 51 Eastside 25
Whitko 64 Peru 59
Winamac 40 West Central 35
Winchester 62 Tri 48
Wood Memorial 67 Evansville Day 37
Zionsville 56 Brownsburg 41

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Anderson at Lawrence Central 7:30 pm
Anderson Prep at Indianapolis International 6:30 pm
Angola at Fairfield 7:30 pm
Batesville at Hauser 7:30 pm
Ben Davis at Indianapolis Attucks 7:30 pm
Benton Central at Fountain Central 7:30 pm
Blackford at Jay County 8:00 pm
Bloomington North at Columbus East 7:30 pm
Bloomington South at Silver Creek 7:30 pm
Blue River at Union City 7:30 pm
Bluffton at Madison-Grant 7:30 pm
Boonville at Evansville Memorial 6:30 pm
Bowman Academy at Culver Academy 7:30 pm
Brownstown Central at Corydon Central 7:30 pm
Carroll (Flora) at Northwestern 7:30 pm
Cassopolis (Mich.) at South Bend Clay 2:30 pm
Caston at Tri-County 7:30 pm
Center Grove at Avon 7:30 pm
Chesterton at Hanover Central 8:00 pm
Christel House at Irvington Prep 7:30 pm
Christian Academy at Borden 7:30 pm
Churubusco at Argos 7:30 pm
Clarksville at South Central (Elizabeth) 7:30 pm
Cloverdale at Eastern Greene 7:30 pm
Columbus Christian at Pleasant View Christian 2:30 pm
Cowan at Wes-Del 7:30 pm
Delphi at Frontier 7:30 pm
Delta at Mount Vernon (Fortville) 7:30 pm
Don Bosco Prep at Indianapolis Cathedral 6:00 pm
East Central at Aiken (Ohio) 4:30 pm
Eastbrook at Taylor 7:30 pm
Eastside at Heritage 7:30 pm
Elkhart at Warsaw 7:45 pm
Elkhart Christian at Oregon-Davis 6:00 pm
Eminence at Eminence (Ky.) 4:30 pm
Evansville Christian at Bloomfield 7:30 pm
Evansville North vs. Louisville Eastern (Ky.) 2:00 pm
Evansville Reitz at Floyd Central 8:00 pm
Faith Christian at Demotte Christian 7:30 pm
Fishers at Carmel 7:30 pm
Forest Park at Paoli 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Northrop at Woodlan 1:30 pm
Fort Wayne Wayne at Fort Wayne Blackhawk 7:30 pm
Frankfort at West Lafayette 7:30 pm
Franklin County at Talawanda (Ohio) 7:30 pm
Frankton at Tri-Central 7:30 pm
Gary West at Indianapolis Tindley 4:30 pm
Gibson Southern at Washington 7:30 pm
Goshen at Penn 7:30 pm
Greencastle at Tri-West 7:30 pm
Greenwood at Indianapolis Roncalli 7:30 pm
Griffith at Whiting 8:00 pm
Guerin Catholic at Noblesville 2:30 pm
Hamilton at Fort Wayne Canterbury 7:30 pm
Hammond Morton at Lawrence North 4:00 pm
Heritage Christian at North Central (Indianapolis) 3:30 pm
Heritage Hills at South Spencer 8:00 pm
Huntington North at DeKalb 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Herron at Southwestern (Shelbyville) 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Ritter at Greenwood Christian 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Shortridge at Bethesda Christian 7:30 pm
Jac-Cen-Del at Trinity Lutheran 7:30 pm
Jasper at New Albany 7:30 pm
Jennings County at Connersville 7:30 pm
Jimtown at Tippecanoe Valley 7:30 pm
Knightstown at Oldenburg Academy 7:30 pm
Kokomo at Lewis Cass 7:30 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Purdue Poly Englewood 7:30 pm
Lakeland at Wawasee 7:30 pm
Lakeland Christian at Southern Wells 7:00 pm
Lapel at Oak Hill 7:30 pm
LaPorte at Concord 7:45 pm
Lebanon at Plainfield 7:30 pm
Leo at Bellmont 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Christian at Shawe Memorial 2:30 pm
Linton-Stockton at North Knox 7:30 pm
Logansport at Twin Lakes 6:00 pm
Loogootee at Evansville Mater Dei 6:30 pm
Lowell at Merrillville 8:00 pm
Maconaquah at Brownsburg 7:30 pm
Marquette Catholic at Andrean 3:00 pm
Maryland Deaf at Indiana Deaf TBA
Milan at Switzerland County 7:30 pm
Monroe Central at Alexandria 7:30 pm
Monrovia at Edgewood 7:30 pm
Morristown at New Castle 7:30 pm
Muncie Central at Indianapolis Chatard 5:00 pm
Munster at Valparaiso 8:00 pm
New Haven at Columbia City 7:30 pm
North Central (Farmersburg) at Shakamak 7:30 pm
North Daviess at Orleans 7:30 pm
North Decatur at Tri 7:30 pm
North Harrison at Madison 7:30 pm
North Judson at Triton 7:30 pm
North Montgomery at Attica 7:30 pm
North Posey at Princeton 8:00 pm
Northeast Dubois at Wood Memorial 7:30 pm
Northview at Crawfordsville 7:30 pm
Norwell at East Noble 1:30 pm
Pendleton Heights at Hamilton Southeastern 7:30 pm
Perry Central at Mitchell 8:00 pm
Pike Central at Mount Vernon (Posey) 8:00 pm
Pioneer at South Newton 7:30 pm
Portage at Kankakee Valley 8:00 pm
Randolph Southern at Northeastern 7:30 pm
Rensselaer Central at Hebron 8:00 pm
Rising Sun at Crothersville 7:30 pm
River Forest at Lake Station 8:00 pm
Rochester at North White 7:30 pm
Rock Creek Academy at Lanesville 12:30 pm
Salem at Eastern (Pekin) 7:30 pm
Shenandoah at Union County 7:30 pm
Sheridan at Covenant Christian 7:30 pm
Smith Academy at Cambridge City Lincoln 2:30 pm
South Adams at Whitko 7:30 pm
South Bend Career at Gary 21st Century 2:30 pm
South Bend Washington at Crown Point 8:00 pm
South Central (Union Mills) at New Prairie 7:30 pm
South Knox at Shoals 7:30 pm
South Ripley at Lawrenceburg 7:30 pm
Southmont at Covington 7:30 pm
Southport at Franklin 7:30 pm
Speedway at Cascade 4:30 pm
Tecumseh at Cannelton 7:00 pm
Tell City at Springs Valley 8:00 pm
Terre Haute North at Bedford North Lawrence 7:30 pm
Terre Haute South at Evansville Bosse 1:30 pm
Tipton at Adams Central 8:00 pm
Triton Central at Eastern Hancock 7:30 pm
Victory College Prep at Westfield 7:30 pm
Wabash at Eastern (Greentown) 7:30 pm
Waldron at Seven Oaks 6:00 pm
Warren Central at Indianapolis Tech 7:30 pm
West Central at Knox 7:30 pm
Western at Clinton Prairie 7:30 pm
Western Boone at Seeger 2:30 pm
White River Valley at Clay City 7:30 pm
Whiteland at Columbus North 7:30 pm
Yorktown at Carroll (Fort Wayne) 7:30 pm
Zionsville at Pike 7:30 pm

GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

Attica 45 Milford (Ill.) 37
Bellmont 48 Leo 20
Benton Central 59 Harrison (West Lafayette) 31
Bethany Christian 38 Trinity Greenlawn 19
Bethesda Christian 56 Covenant Christian 40
Blackford 44 Eastbrook 31
Brebeuf Jesuit 63 Indianapolis Chatard 49
Brownsburg 74 Zionsville 72 OT
Carmel 70 Ben Davis 61
Central Noble 44 Churubusco 27
Chesterton 37 Andrean 35
Columbia City 84 New Haven 26
Crosspointe Christian 53 MTI Knowledge 12
Daleville 41 Union (Modoc) 36
DeKalb 35 Huntington North 33
Demotte Christian 37 Calumet Christian 24
Dugger Union 61 Medora 41
Elkhart 49 Mishawaka Marian 22
Evansville Christian 47 Lighthouse Christian 14
Fairfield 44 West Noble 32
Fort Wayne Concordia 63 Fort Wayne North 49
Fort Wayne Dwenger 48 Fort Wayne South 25
Fort Wayne Luers 62 Fort Wayne Wayne 47
Fort Wayne Snider 59 Carroll (Fort Wayne) 41
Frankfort 43 Crawfordsville 31
Franklin Central 55 Fishers 46
Frankton 61 Elwood 19
Garrett 49 Lakeland 34
Hammond Central 66 Hobart 36
Heritage Christian 74 Park Tudor 26
Homestead 72 Fort Wayne Northrop 71 2OT
Indian Creek 50 Northview 34
Lafayette Central Catholic 49 Guerin Catholic 25
Lake Station 54 River Forest 26
Lakewood Park 68 Lakeland Christian 26
Lanesville 60 Scottsburg 41
Lawrence North 68 Pike 52
Lewis Cass 42 Maconaquah 29
Lowell 52 Whiting 21
Michigan City 47 Gary West 35
Mooresville 64 Whiteland 42
North Montgomery 51 Western Boone 30
Northeastern 73 Cambridge City Lincoln 12
Norwell 72 East Noble 33
Plainfield 71 Decatur Central 41
Purdue Poly Englewood 62 Marion 21
Rensselaer Central 73 Munster 47
Sheridan 79 Taylor 24
South Bend Clay 46 Hamilton 7
Southmont 38 Lebanon 34
Tri-Township 42 South Central (Union Mills) 37
Union City 66 Hagerstown 44
Union County 50 Centerville 17
Warren Central 59 North Central (Indianapolis) 55
West Central 55 Pioneer 51
Woodlan 57 Prairie Heights 35


Hoosier Conference playoffs
Twin Lakes 73 Tipton 17 7th

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Attica at Parke Heritage 1:30 pm
Bloomington South at Evansville North 1:30 pm
Borden at Bedford North Lawrence 1:30 pm
Bowman Academy at Griffith 8:00 pm
Charlestown at Richmond 2:30 pm
Clarksville at South Central (Elizabeth) 6:00 pm
Culver at LaVille 7:30 pm
East Chicago Central at Culver Academy 3:00 pm
Eminence at Eminence (Ky.) 3:00 pm
Fort Wayne Wayne at Fort Wayne Concordia 7:30 pm
Frontier at Rossville 12:00 pm
Garrett at Fremont 6:00 pm
Indianapolis Ritter at Greenwood Christian 6:00 pm
Logansport at Twin Lakes 6:00 pm
Maryland Deaf at Indiana Deaf TBA
North White at North Newton 1:00 pm
Northfield at Churubusco 7:30 pm
Pleasant View Christian at Columbus Christian 7:00 pm
Plymouth at Argos 12:30 pm
Riverton Parke at North Central (Farmersburg) 1:00 pm
South Bend Riley at Elkhart Christian 6:00 pm
South Vermillion at Fountain Central 6:30 pm
Southern Wells at Southwood 4:00 pm
Tipton at University 12:00 pm
Tri-Township at Marquette Catholic 1:00 pm
Washington Twp. at Calumet Christian 8:30 pm
Westville at Morgan Twp. 12:00 pm

WRESTLING SECTIONAL SITES TODAY

1. East Chicago Central (9) | 9 am CT Buy Tickets
East Chicago Central, Gary West Side, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Lake Central, Merrillville, Munster, Whiting.

2. Portage (8) | 9 am CT | Buy Tickets
Andrean, Calumet, Griffith, Highland, Hobart, Lake Station Edison, Portage, River Forest.

3. Crown Point (10) | 9 am CT | Buy Tickets
Boone Grove, Crown Point, Hanover Central, Hebron, Illiana Christian, Kankakee Valley, Lowell, North Newton, South Newton, Wheeler.

4. LaPorte (7) | 9 am CT | Buy Tickets
Chesterton, Glenn, Knox, LaPorte, Michigan City, New Prairie, Valparaiso.

5. Mishawaka (9) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
LaVille, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Clay, South Bend Riley, South Bend Saint Joseph, South Bend Washington.

6. Plymouth (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Bremen, Caston, Culver Academies, Culver Community, North Judson-San Pierre, Plymouth, Rochester Community, Triton, Warsaw Community, Winamac Community.

7. Twin Lakes (9) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Benton Central, Frontier, Logansport, North White, Pioneer, Rensselaer Central, Tri-County, Twin Lakes, West Central

8. Lafayette Jefferson (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Attica, Carroll (Flora), Delphi Community, Faith Christian, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jefferson, McCutcheon, Seeger, West Lafayette.

9. Elkhart (8) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Concord, Elkhart, Fairfield, Goshen, Jimtown, Northridge, NorthWood, Wawasee.

10. West Noble (9) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Angola, Central Noble, DeKalb, East Noble, Fremont, Lakeland, Prairie Heights, West Noble, Westview.

11. Carroll (Fort Wayne) (9) | 8 am ET | Buy Tickets
Carroll (Fort Wayne), Churubusco, Columbia City, Eastside, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne Northrop, Garrett, Whitko.

12. New Haven (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Snider, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Heritage, Homestead, New Haven, Leo, Woodlan.

13. Peru (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Lewis Cass, Huntington North, Maconaquah, Manchester, North Miami, Northfield, Peru, Southwood, Tippecanoe Valley, Wabash.

14. Oak Hill (11) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Eastbrook, Eastern (Greentown), Kokomo, Madison-Grant, Marion, Mississinewa, Northwestern, Oak Hill, Taylor, Tri-Central, Western.

15. Jay County (9) | 8:30 am ET | Buy Tickets
Adams Central, Bellmont, Blackford, Bluffton, Jay County, Norwell, South Adams, Southern Wells, Union City.

16. Delta (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Cowan, Daleville, Delta, Monroe Central, Muncie Central, Union (Modoc), Wapahani, Wes-Del, Winchester Community, Yorktown.

17. Crawfordsville (11) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Covington, Crawfordsville, Fountain Central, North Montgomery, North Vermillion, Parke Heritage, Riverton Parke, South Vermillion, Southmont, Western Boone, Zionsville.

18. Frankfort (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Carmel, Clinton Central, Clinton Prairie, Fishers, Frankfort, Hamilton Southeastern, Lebanon, Rossville, Sheridan, Westfield.

19. Elwood (10) | 8:30 am ET | Buy Tickets
Alexandria Monroe, Anderson, Elwood Community, Frankton, Guerin Catholic, Hamilton Heights, Lapel, Noblesville, Pendleton Heights, Tipton.

20. Indianapolis Arsenal Technical (11) | 8 am ET | Buy Tickets
Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Indiana School for the Deaf, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, Indianapolis George Washington Community, Providence Cristo Rey, Purdue Polytechnic-Broad Ripple.

21. Southport (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Beech Grove,  Christel House, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), North Central(Indianapolis), Perry Meridian, Roncalli, Southport, Victory College Prep.

22. Shelbyville (9) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Franklin Central, Greenfield-Central, Indianapolis Lutheran, Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, New Palestine, Purdue Polytechnic – Downtown, Shelbyville, Triton Central, Warren Central.

23. Centerville (11) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Blue River Valley, Cambridge City Lincoln, Centerville, Eastern Hancock, Hagerstown, Knightstown, New Castle, Northeastern, Richmond, Shenandoah, Tri.

24. South Dearborn (10) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Batesville, Connersville, East Central, Franklin County, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, Milan, Rushville Consolidated, South Dearborn, Union County.

25. Avon (11) | 8:30 am ET | Buy Tickets
Avon, Ben Davis, Brownsburg, Danville Community, Greencastle, North Putnam, Pike, Plainfield, South Putnam, Speedway, Tri-West Hendricks.

26. Mooresville (11) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Cascade, Center Grove, Cloverdale, Decatur Central, Eminence, Greenwood Community, Martinsville, Monrovia, Mooresville, Whiteland Community.

27. Bloomington North (12) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Bedford North Lawrence, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Brown County, Edgewood, Northview, Owen Valley, Sullivan, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo.

28. Southridge (10) | 8 am ET | Buy Tickets
Floyd Central, Forest Park, Jasper, Mitchell, New Albany, North Knox, Paoli, Pike Central, Southridge, Tell City.

29. Jennings County (13) | 9 am ET | Buy Tickets
Columbus East, Columbus North, Eastern (Pekin), Franklin Community, Indian Creek, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, Salem, Scottsburg, Seymour, Southwestern (Hanover), Switzerland County, West Washington.

30. Jeffersonville (12) | 8 am ET | Buy Tickets
Borden, Charlestown, Clarksville, Corydon Central, Crawford County, Henryville, Jeffersonville, New Washington, North Harrison, Providence, Rock Creek Academy, Silver Creek.

31. Castle (9) | 9 am CT | Buy Tickets
Boonville, Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Reitz Memorial, Heritage Hills, South Spencer, Tecumseh, Washington.

32. Evansville Central (9) | 9 am CT | Buy Tickets
Evansville Central, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville North, Gibson Southern, Mt. Vernon, North Posey, Princeton Community, Vincennes Lincoln.

NFL CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY

SUNDAY, JAN. 28

AFC CHAMPIONSHIP, 3 P.M. ET (CBS)

NFC CHAMPIONSHIP, 6:30 P.M. ET (FOX)

SUPER BOWL LVIII 

SUNDAY, FEB. 11

AFC VS. NFC IN LAS VEGAS, 6:30 P.M. ET 

MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

#13 WISCONSIN 81 MICHIGAN STATE 66

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES

#6 STANFORD 80 ARIZONA STATE 50

#16 UTAH 58 OREGON 48

#11 USC 70 WASHINGTON STATE 62

#2 UCLA 62 WASHINGTON 44

#25 OREGON STATE 68 #3 COLORADO 62

ELSEWHERE:

INDIANA STATE 70 VALPARAISO 49

ILLINOIS CHICAGO 70 EVANSVILLE 61

NBA SCOREBOARD

INDIANA 133 PHOENIX 131

HOUSTON 138 CHARLOTTE 104

DALLAS 148 ATLANTA 143

LA CLIPPERS 127 TORONTO 107

MEMPHIS 107 ORLANDO 106

CLEVELAND 112 MILWAUKEE 100

OKLAHOMA CITY 107 NEW ORLEANS 83

SAN ANTONIO 116 PORTLAND 100

NHL SCOREBOARD

VEGAS 5 NY RANGERS 2

FLORIDA 3 PITTSBURGH 2

COLORADO 5 LOS ANGELES 1

ST. LOUIS 4 SEATTLE 3 OT

NATIONAL SPORTS RELEASES/HEADLINES

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

AJ STORR PUTS UP 28 AS NO. 13 WISCONSIN DOWNS MICHIGAN ST.

AJ Storr scored 28 points to lead No. 13 Wisconsin to an 81-66 win over Michigan State in a Big Ten contest on Friday in Madison, Wis.

Storr shot 9 of 17 from the field overall, hit 3 of 8 attempts from 3-point range and went 7 of 8 from the free-throw line.

Steven Crowl added 15 points and seven rebounds for Wisconsin (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten), which has won nine of its past 10 games.

A.J. Hoggard scored 19 points for Michigan State (12-8, 4-5), which had a three-game winning streak end. Malik Hall added 13 points, Tyson Walker contributed 11 points and Jaden Akins had 10 points and five assists.

The Badgers shot 50.9 percent from the field overall (29 of 57), held a 35-25 rebounding advantage and saw nine different players score.

Michigan State shot 41.7 percent from the field overall (25 of 60). The Spartans’ bench was outscored by the Badgers’ reserves 22-11.

The Badgers swept the regular season series with Michigan State after winning 70-57 in East Lansing on Dec. 5.

Wisconsin held a 43-34 lead at halftime and grew the advantage in the second half, going up 53-41 with 15:46 remaining in the game after a 3-pointer by Storr.

The Badgers went up 62-46 with 12:01 left after a basket by Tyler Wahl, and then took a 69-51 edge with 9:27 remaining following a free throw by Chucky Hepburn.

Michigan State tried to get back in the game, going on a 8-2 run and pulling within 71-59 with 4:24 following two free throws by Tyson Walker.

However, a 3-pointer by Crowl with 3:24 remaining stemmed the run and gave Wisconsin a 15-point edge.

Wisconsin never trailed, jumping out to a 17-9 lead 7 1/2 minutes into the game. Michigan State climbed within 28-24 with 5:56 remaining until halftime on a trey by Akins, but Wisconsin surged back ahead by 11 with 2:32 left in the first half.

NBA NEWS

NBA ROUNDUP: LUKA DONCIC POURS IN 73 AS MAVS NIP HAWKS

Dallas guard Luka Doncic scored a franchise-best 73 points, the most in the NBA this season, and helped the visiting Mavericks end their three-game losing streak with a 148-143 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.

Doncic’s point total ties for fourth most in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain twice scored 73 and David Thompson also had a 73-point game.

The 24-year-old Slovenian was 25 of 33 from the field, 8 of 13 on 3-point attempts and 15 of 16 at the foul line while adding 10 rebounds and seven assists. It was the second 70-point game in the league this season and 15th all-time. Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers scored 70 on Monday.

Dallas, without Kyrie Irving (thumb) also got 21 points from Josh Green. Atlanta’s Trae Young returned after missing two games because of a concussion and finished with 30 points and 11 assists.

Pacers 133, Suns 131

Obi Toppin sank a tiebreaking basket with 3.4 seconds remaining as host Indiana withstood 62 points from Devin Booker to end Phoenix’s seven-game winning streak.

Indiana battled back from a 17-point deficit in the first half and tied the game at 129-129 with 1:23 remaining. Seconds later, Phoenix’s Kevin Durant missed a 3-point attempt before Toppin’s tip-in gave the Pacers their first lead since early in the first quarter. Indiana sealed the comeback victory when Booker’s 3-point try fell short at the buzzer.

Pascal Siakam led Indiana with 31 points, while Toppin added 23. Durant scored 20 and Eric Gordon added 14 for Phoenix. Booker recorded a season-high point total and the seventh 50-point game of his career.

Clippers 127, Raptors 107

James Harden racked up 22 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists for his first triple-double of the season and visiting Los Angeles defeated Toronto.

Kawhi Leonard added 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds against his former team as the Clippers swept the two-game season series. Russell Westbrook contributed 20 points off the bench for the Clippers, who have won four straight games and seven of eight. Paul George scored 21 points, and Mason Plumlee had 12 points and 12 rebounds.

Scottie Barnes had 23 points to lead the Raptors, who have lost four games in a row and eight of nine. RJ Barrett added 22 points.

Thunder 107, Pelicans 83

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points and Oklahoma City won its fifth consecutive game by shutting down host New Orleans.

Chet Holmgren added 20 points and 13 rebounds and Jalen Williams amassed 15 points and seven assists as the Thunder won for the ninth time in 11 games and evened the season series against the Pelicans 1-1.

Herbert Jones and Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 points each and Brandon Ingram and CJ McCollum added 12 apiece for New Orleans, which played without leading scorer Zion Williamson (left foot bone contusion). The Pelicans have alternated wins and losses over their past eight games.

Rockets 138, Hornets 104

Jalen Green scored 36 points and Houston broke out of a funk with a road victory over Charlotte.

Green kept the Rockets in the game in the first half and then had plenty of help in Houston’s 83-point second half. Cam Whitmore had 24 points, aided by four 3-pointers, and 11 rebounds off the bench. The Rockets had lost five of their previous six games.

Miles Bridges scored 21 points and LaMelo Ball 15 for the Hornets, who shot only 41.2 percent from the field.

Grizzlies 107, Magic 106

Jaren Jackson Jr. scored 18 of his 30 points in the first half to fuel host Memphis’ victory over Orlando.

Jackson made 13 of 30 shots from the floor and added eight rebounds for the Grizzlies, who have won three in a row and seven of their last 11 games. Memphis’ Ziaire Williams sank 7 of 10 shots from the floor and finished with 17 points off the bench.

Orlando’s Paolo Banchero recorded 27 points and six assists, and Wendell Carter Jr. added 20 points and nine rebounds. Franz Wagner scored 18 points for the Magic, who have lost seven of their last nine games.

Cavaliers 112, Bucks 100

Donovan Mitchell scored 32 points and Jarrett Allen chipped in 24 to lead Cleveland past host Milwaukee.

The Cavaliers earned a 2-2 series split with the win in their second straight game against Milwaukee. Allen also grabbed a game-high 14 boards for Cleveland.

Milwaukee was led by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 22 points as well as 11 boards and nine assists. Damian Lillard added 22 points, while Khris Middleton scored 14.

Spurs 116, Trail Blazers 100

Jeremy Sochan poured in 31 points and took a career-high 14 rebounds as one of three Spurs with double-doubles in San Antonio’s victory over visiting Portland in a clash of the bottom two teams in the Western Conference.

The Spurs led by five points at halftime but by just one four minutes into the third quarter. San Antonio then rolled off 14 of the game’s ensuing 16 points, eventually leading by as many as 15 and carrying an 88-78 advantage into the final period.

Victor Wembanyama added 23 points and 12 rebounds and Keldon Johnson produced 21 points and a season-best 16 rebounds for San Antonio. Anfernee Simons led all scorers with 40 points and dished out 10 assists for the Trail Blazers. Deandre Ayton added 20 points and 12 rebounds.

NHL NEWS

NHL ROUNDUP: JONATHAN MARCHESSAULT’S HAT TRICK CARRIES SURGING KNIGHTS

Jonathan Marchessault registered his fifth career hat trick and the visiting Vegas Golden Knights continued their surge with a 5-2 victory over the slumping New York Rangers on Friday night.

Vegas improved to 5-0-1 in its past six games following a 4-9-0 slide.

Sheldon Rempal and Keegan Kolesar also scored for the Golden Knights. Ivan Barbashev set up all three Marchessault goals, and Nicolas Roy collected assists on the first two Marchessault tallies. Vegas goalie Adin Hill made 36 saves.

Blake Wheeler and Kaapo Kakko scored for the Rangers, who lost for the ninth time in 13 games (4-7-2). New York goalie Igor Shesterkin allowed four goals on 19 shots.

Panthers 3, Penguins 2 (SO)

Sam Reinhart scored the shootout winner and Sergei Bobrovsky made 35 saves as Florida prevailed at Pittsburgh.

Reinhart also scored in regulation, as did Evan Rodrigues, and Oliver Ekman-Larsson added two assists for the Panthers, who won their third straight. Reinhart extended his point streak to 12 games and extended his franchise record with a goal in an eighth straight road game.

Evgeni Malkin tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Jake Guentzel also scored for the Penguins, who are 1-2-3 in their past six games. Alex Nedeljkovic made 29 saves in the loss.

Blues 4, Kraken 3 (OT)

Pavel Buchnevich scored twice, including the winner at 3:31 of overtime, and added an assist as St. Louis rallied for a victory against host Seattle.

Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist, Oskar Sundqvist also tallied and Brayden Schenn added two assists for St. Louis, which won its fourth game in a row. Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington made 33 saves.

Oliver Bjorkstrand had a goal and an assist for Seattle, which dropped to 1-4-1 in its past six games. Brian Dumoulin and Eeli Tolvanen also scored, and Joey Daccord stopped 14 of 18 shots.

Avalanche 5, Kings 1

Nathan MacKinnon had a goal and an assist to extend his home point streak to 25 games, Logan O’Connor scored twice, and Colorado beat slumping Los Angeles in Denver.

MacKinnon moved past Tampa Bay’s Nikita Kucherov for the NHL lead in scoring with 84 points. He finished January with 12 goals and 14 assists. Cale Makar also had a goal, Ross Colton added two assists and Alexandar Georgiev turned away 26 shots for Colorado, which heads into a nine-day break with three straight wins.

Kevin Fiala scored and Cam Talbot had nine saves on 12 shots before giving way to David Rittich, who turned away 17 shots for Los Angeles. The Kings are 2-8-5 in their last 15 games.

TENNIS NEWS

ARYNA SABALENKA BREEZES TO AUSTRALIAN OPEN TITLE

Second-seeded Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus successfully defended her Australian Open championship, trouncing 12th-seeded Qinwen Zheng of China 6-3, 6-2 in the final on Saturday.

Sabalenka, 25, saved all four break points she faced and won half of her six break opportunities. She was competing in her third career Grand Slam final, having defeated Kazakhstan’s Elena Rybakina for the title in Melbourne a year ago before losing in the U.S. Open final last summer to Coco Gauff.

Zheng, 21, got to a major final for the first time. She is set to become just the second Chinese player to crack the top 10 of the world rankings, joining Li Na.

Sabalenka won the first three games of the match, then needed five set points over the final two games to seal the first set.

The second set began with Sabalenka breaking serve. Sabalenka didn’t take advantage of her first four championship points before finally closing out the victory in 1 hour, 16 minutes.

MEN’S GOLF

STEPHAN JAEGER HOLDS ONTO LEAD AT FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

Torrey Pines bit back on Friday, but Germany’s Stephan Jaeger maintained a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego.

The golfers who made the tournament cut are playing the third and fourth rounds at Torrey Pines’ famed South Course. Jaeger posted a 1-over 73 to slip to 11 under, but he still found himself on top after a shakeup on the par-5 18th hole.

Thomas Detry of Belgium was alone in the lead at 11 under when his third shot at the 543-yard hole landed in the greenside water hazard. After a penalty stroke, he only managed a double-bogey 7 and fell to 9 under.

Jaeger, who had six bogeys and four birdies to that point in his round, stuck his third shot on the same hole inside 6 feet of the pin and converted the ensuing birdie to move up.

He is one shot clear of France’s Matthieu Pavon (72 Friday) and Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard (73). Detry also signed for a 73 and is alone in fourth.

Three strokes off the pace at 8 under are Trace Crowe (69), Jake Knapp (70), Taylor Montgomery (70), Joe Highsmith (71) and Canada’s Taylor Pendrith (69).

INDIANA SPORTS NEWS RELEASES/NEWS REPORTS

INDIANA PACERS BASKETBALL

PACERS BEAT SUNS

Even without All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton, the Pacers keep finding a way to win. Suns guard Devin Booker dropped 29 points in the first quarter on Friday night and broke Jermaine O’Neal’s Gainbridge Fieldhouse scoring record with 62 points, but the Pacers got the last laugh.

Obi Toppin’s putback basket with 3.4 seconds remaining lifted Indiana (26-20) to a 133-131 victory, as Indiana rallied from an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun Booker and the Suns (26-19).

Four Pacers topped 20 points in the win, with Pascal Siakam leading the way with 31 points on 14-of-22 shooting, seven rebounds, and four assists. Toppin added 23 points on 10-of-15 shooting and 11 rebounds off the bench, Andrew Nembhard had several key baskets down the stretch and finished with 22 points and eight assists, and Aaron Nesmith added 22 points, seven boards, three assists, and two blocks.

That was just enough to spoil a sensational night for Booker, who went 22-for-37 from the field, 6-for-12 from 3-point range, and 12-for-13 from the free throw line. Indiana’s win snapped a seven-game win streak for Phoenix (26-19).

Despite Booker’s prolific outburst, the Pacers remained within striking distance until the final minutes.

Booker’s layup with 3:23 remaining got him to 60 points and gave Phoenix a 129-122 lead. Nesmith drew a foul at the other end and made both free throws and then Toppin converted one of two shots from the charity stripe to make it a four-point game with 2:35 to play.

Booker missed a three at the shot clock buzzer on the other end, then Nembhard drove and converted a runner to pull the Pacers within two.

The next trip down the floor, Suns guard Grayson Allen drove from the left wing, but Nesmith slid over and took a charge. Suns head coach Frank Vogel challenged the call, but it was unsuccessful.

After the stoppage, Nembhard drove on Allen and converted a stepback jumper to tie the game with 1:23 remaining.

Booker answered, converting a jumper from the left baseline with 56.4 seconds remaining. Nembhard once again attacked the rim, converting another game-tying bucket with 47.9 seconds to play.

“He’s built up a lot of trust and equity with his teammates and with the coaching staff over the last year and a half,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said of Nembhard’s play late in the game. “He’s tough, he’s unafraid of the moment, he competes. He’s come through a number of times.”

Kevin Durant missed a three with 29.1 seconds to play, giving the Pacers a chance to take the lead. Bennedict Mathurin wound up driving from the left wing. Two Suns met him at the rim and he missed. Siakam was there and attempted to put it up and in, but his shot also rimmed out.

But the ball fell on the baseline and into the hands of Toppin, who banked in the go-ahead basket with just 3.4 ticks left.

“The ball just bounced right in front of me,” Toppin said. “I just grabbed it and put it in.”

Phoenix called a timeout to advance the ball. Allen inbounded to Booker, who slipped when catching the ball. He regained his footing, but Nesmith was right there to contest the shot, which didn’t get to the rim.

“I’ve been around this a long time,” Carlisle said after the win. “I’ve seen a lot of guys have some huge nights…In the fourth quarter, our guys just decided that we were going to make one additional effort on each defensive play and find a way to hang in and give ourselves a chance. And we did.”

The Pacers scored on their first four possessions on Friday to jump out to an early 8-2 lead, but the remainder of the opening quarter belonged to Booker, who was hotter than his team’s nickname.

Booker’s first points came on a pair of free throws with 9:36 remaining in the opening quarter and over the ensuing 8:36, he scored 29 of Phoenix’s 33 points.

Back-to-back threes at 8:44 and 8:31 gave the visitors a 15-10 lead and forced a timeout from Carlisle. But Booker scored again on another three and mid-range shot on Phoenix’s first two possessions after the break. The Pacers threw a variety of defenders at him, but nothing could slow down Booker.

His fourth three at the one-minute mark capped a remarkable stretch and matched Indiana’s point total at the time with 29 points. Booker went 10-for-14 from the field, 4-for-6 from 3-point range, and 5-for-5 from the free throw line in the opening quarter.

Indiana doubled him on the Suns’ last possession of the frame, but he swung the ball resulting in an open look for Drew Eubanks for a buzzer-beating layup that gave the visitors a 40-31 lead after one.

Siakam scored nine points, while Nesmith and Nembhard added seven points apiece for the Blue & Gold in the opening frame.

Booker added two more free throws at the 10:54 mark of the second quarter before being subbed out for the first time. But even with him on the bench, the Suns added to their lead, opening the quarter with a 14-6 run to stretch the margin to 17.

The Pacers mounted a charge shortly thereafter by getting out in transition and allowing Toppin to do what he does best. Toppin scored 10 straight Indiana points in a 1:24 stretch, with nearly all of them coming in transition. He showed why he is a former Slam Dunk Contest winner at the 6:20 mark, when he threw down a between-the-legs slam on a breakaway that electrified the crowd.

“If I would have missed that that would have been bad,” Toppin joked after the win. “I’m just glad I made it.”

Toppin’s flurry cut Phoenix’s lead to 62-52 with 5:34 remaining in the half. Indiana got within seven following two Toppin free throws at 4:09, but Booker checked back in and scored six more points over the final minutes to make it an 10-point game at the intermission at 80-70.

The Pacers quickly cut into that deficit after the break. Siakam scored eight points in the first three minutes of the second half, with his jumper at 9:05 in the third quarter trimming Phoenix’s lead to 91-87.

On the very next possession, Booker drove left against Nesmith. Just outside the paint, Booker swung his right elbow into Nesmith’s groin, then used the advantage to rise up for another two points. Carlisle was furious at the missed call and was assessed a technical for sharing his displeasure with the refs during the timeout.

Nesmith said Booker apologized for the play, but Pacers fans weren’t in a forgiving mood. They booed Booker heartily for the rest of the game and Nesmith maintained that moment was a catalyst for Indiana’s comeback.

“Ever since that play, the below-the-belt play, the crowd got into it,” he said. “We got into it. We started playing with more of a chip on our shoulder. We started playing more aggressive, more physical. Honestly, I think it helped us win the basketball game.”

The Pacers kept the score close for most of the frame, twice getting within three, the latter occasion on Siakam’s layup that made it 105-102 with 1:02 remaining in the frame.

But Booker responded by driving to the rim for a layup that got him to 50 points on the night. He drew a foul and hit both free throws the next time down the floor, then Eubanks putback a Booker miss just before the buzzer to push the Suns’ lead back to 114-105 entering the fourth quarter.

Durant’s jumper 20 seconds into the final frame made it an 11-point game, but the Pacers once again clawed back.

Indiana had the deficit down to 123-118 with Siakam headed to the foul line with 4:57 to play. The new Pacers forward missed both, but Mathurin came up with the rebound and drifted out to the right wing, where he took an open three. That, too, didn’t fall.

23 seconds later, Booker leaked out and threw down a reverse jam on a breakaway that gave him 56 and broke O’Neal’s record for most points in the building, a mark that had stood since Jan. 4, 2005.

After a timeout, Siakam and Booker traded baskets for four straight possessions before the Pacers made their final charge.

After the win, Siakam was sure to shout out the fans during his in-arena interview with Pacers radio broadcaster Pat Boylan. The fanbase has given him a hero’s welcome since joining the team last week in a blockbuster trade with Toronto and he has now helped deliver them two monumental wins on consecutive nights, after recording a triple-double in Thursday’s 134-122 victory over Philadelphia.

“It’s been dope,” Siakam said of the atmosphere in Gainbridge Fieldhouse. “I can tell they’re just basketball fans, like real basketball fans. I think for me, I enjoy that. You can tell they understand the game and get in the game and the moments where it’s needed. It’s awesome. Just the love it’s been incredible.”

Jalen Smith recorded a double-double off the bench for Indiana, finishing with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Durant finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, and six assists for Phoenix. Eric Gordon added 14 points off the bench, Bradley Beal scored 12, and Allen tallied 11.

The Pacers are now 2-1 on their four-game homestand, which concludes on Sunday afternoon against Memphis.

Inside the Numbers

Siakam’s 31 points were his most in five games as a Pacer. He topped 30 points in eight games earlier this season while with Toronto.

Toppin’s double-double was his first in his 45 games with the Blue & Gold. His 23 points were his most since he scored 25 on Nov. 30 in Miami.

Nembhard set a new season high with 22 points, going 10-for-16 from the field.

The Pacers dominated the Suns on the interior, scoring a season-high 84 points in the paint and outscoring Phoenix by 26 points in that area.

Booker’s 62 points were a season high and his second most of his career, second only to his 70-point performance on March 24, 2017 at Boston. His 62 points were the second-most ever against Indiana, trailing only Giannis Antetokounmpo’s 64 points in Milwaukee earlier this season on Dec. 13.

Booker’s 29 points in the first quarter were the most by a Pacers opponent in a single frame in franchise history, besting Antetokounmpo’s 26 points in the fourth quarter of his 64-point game. They also matched Joel Embiid’s in the third quarter on Nov. 6 against Washington for the most points by a player in a quarter in the NBA this season.

In a true statistical oddity, Booker entered the night having made a career-high six 3-pointers in a game 23 times, but never getting to seven. Booker made his sixth three on Friday with 5:08 remaining in the third quarter, but missed his final four attempts from beyond the arc, including the potential game-winner at the buzzer.

Either Booker or Durant has scored 40 or more points in five straight games for Phoenix. Booker started the streak with 52 a week ago in New Orleans. Durant followed with 40 against the Pacers on Sunday in Phoenix and 43 on Monday against Chicago. Booker then scored 46 on Wednesday in Dallas.

You Can Quote Me On That

“A thing that I think everybody likes about our team right now is that there is becoming more and more of a defiant competitiveness with the group. These last three games are inexplicably hard, tonight’s especially since (it was) a back-to-back, they’re rested, going against those guys and Booker obviously had a special game. The way our guys hung in, the way everybody supported each other was huge. Really happy for our guys and our fans. The last minute and a half or two minutes, it was bedlam in there.” -Carlisle on the Pacers’ resiliency and the crowd

“That last fourth quarter, we decided to hit and send another defender to get the ball out of his hand and just scramble out of that. The whole fourth quarter we did it and they didn’t like it at all…It was just junking up their offense. We know who they wanted to go to and who had the hot hand. We just had to make sure to get the ball out of his hand.” -Toppin on the defensive effort on Booker late in the game

“The guys just kept fighting. We know how tough the other team was, but I just liked our mentality. It was like, no matter what’s happening, just keep playing our pace and our basketball…We know that any given night we can hang with any team out there.” -Siakam on the Pacers’ resolve

“He had already gotten it going. When a player of that caliber gets going like that, it’s extremely hard to stop. So I just tried my best to be as physical as I could be without fouling, make him work for everything, tire him out. But he made tough shots, time after time. He played phenomenal basketball.” -Nesmith on guarding Booker

“I thought we just attacked whatever we felt was an advantage and he had that. He made tough moves at the basket and he can do that. I thought it was good just to recognize those mismatches and attack that. I think that’s the luxury of this team. You can have multiple guys that can make plays.” -Siakam on Nembhard leading the offense in crunch time

“Obi Toppin tonight was just tremendous. Unusual situation tonight where you’ve got to play smaller because of the geometrics of the game. They put the “death lineup” out there. It’s just very, very difficult. He made plays on both ends of the floor and he hit the game-winning shot. That’s monumental stuff.” -Carlisle on Toppin

“I always come in and try to get the team energy. I feel like that’s been my job the past four years. I go out there, try to bring the crowd into the game. Obviously that between-the-legs dunk was for the crowd to get hype. Having the crowd in there is helpful for us because we feed off of that.” -Toppin on bringing energy off the bench

“Pascal Siakam is a great fit with our team, our organization, our city. He just oozes Pacer nation, along with really fitting in with the pieces that we have on the team. At this point, he realizes that we need more from him right now with Tyrese still being out. Boy, he raised it to a seismic level tonight and we needed every bit of it.” -Carlisle on Siakam

Stat of the Night

After surrendering 40, 40, and 34 points over the first three quarters, the Pacers locked down defensively in the fourth. Indiana outscored Phoenix 28-17 in the final frame and limited the Suns to 8-of-26 shooting (30.8 percent).

Noteworthy

Indiana snapped a five-game losing streak against the Suns on Friday. The Pacers defeated Phoenix for the first time since March 13, 2021 and beat the Suns at home for the first time since Jan. 15, 2019.

With Friday’s win, the Pacers improved to 2-7 on the season when on the second night of a back-to-back. After beating Milwaukee on Nov. 9, Indiana had dropped six straight games when playing with no rest.

Haliburton missed his fourth straight game on Friday with a left hamstring strain. He is expected to be reevaluated over the weekend.

Beal sustained a bloody nose after taking an elbow from Myles Turner on an offensive foul in the third quarter, but returned to the game. Suns center Jusuf Nurkic exited in the third quarter with a left thumb injury and was ruled out for the fourth.

Tickets

The Pacers wrap up a four-game homestand by welcoming Jaren Jackson Jr. and the Memphis Grizzlies to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 3:30 PM ET.

INDY FUEL HOCKEY

FUEL DEFEAT HEARTLANDERS IN FIRST MEETING

INDIANAPOLIS- The Fuel hosted the Iowa Heartlanders for the first time this season on Friday night. After just one goal scored through the first two periods, the Fuel came away with the 4-1 win.

1ST PERIOD

Just one minute into the game, Cam Hillis took a high sticking penalty that resulted in a double minor. Despite being shorthanded, the Fuel scored at 4:52 to take a 1-0 lead. Chase Lang, who just returned to the lineup from a long IR stint, was the goal scorer with the help of Anthony Petruzzelli and Santino Centorame.

Casey Dornbach took a tripping call at 6:20 but the Heartlanders were able to kill off the penalty.

At 16:42, Indy’s Matt Cairns sat for a delay of game call but at 17:02, Iowa’s Louis Boudon took a hooking call to force 4-on-4 before both penalties expired and the clock ran out on the period.

2ND PERIOD

Indy poured on the shots in the first half of the period before Bryan Lemos took a penalty at 10:23 for closing his hand on the puck.

At 11:21, Petruzzelli and Iowa’s Louka Henault took offsetting penalties for roughing as things heated up between the two teams who play again tomorrow night.

Lang got on the game sheet again at 13:30 for boarding before a huge scuffle began on Iowa’s end.

 At 16:37, Liam Coughlin was called for tripping but Iowa killed it off.

At the end of the second frame, Indy was outshooting Iowa 20-16.

3RD PERIOD

At 2:47, Zach Jordan scored to put the Fuel up 2-0. That goal was assisted by Chase Lang, who claimed his second point of the night, and Victor Hadfield.

Two minutes later, Hadfield took a tripping penalty but seven seconds later, Pavel Novak took a holding penalty to force almost two minutes of 4-on-4 play.

Less than thirty seconds later, Bryan Lemos scored with the help of Matus Spodniak and Centorame to make it 3-0.

Boudon scored at 10:02 to break the shutout and make it 3-1. Less than two minutes later, former Fuel defenseman Anthony Firriolo took a hooking minor, giving the Fuel another power play opportunity.

The Heartlanders killed off that penalty before pulling Hunter Jones from net with about three minutes left in the third period.

At 17:45, Colin Bilek scored on the empty net with the help of Kyle Maksimovich and Jon Martin to put the Fuel up 4-1 before Jones returned to goal.

With less than thirty seconds to go, a collective fight broke out which ended the night early for DJ King, Brandon Schultz and Iowa’s Boudon who earned 24 penalty minutes altogether for roughing and continuing altercations. The game ended soon after without another chance for Iowa and the Fuel won 4-1.

The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum tomorrow on January 27, 2024 against the Iowa Heartlanders for Blackhawks Night.

INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NO. 14 INDIANA RETURNS TO PLAY SUNDAY AGAINST NORTHWESTERN

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 14 Indiana is back in action on Sunday afternoon when it hosts Northwestern in Big Ten action. The game will be the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Game and celebration of National Girls and Women In Sports Day.

GAME DAY INFO
#14/13 Indiana (16-2, 7-1 B1G) vs. Northwestern (7-12, 2-6 B1G)
Sunday, January 28, 2024 • 2 p.m. ET
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall • Bloomington Ind.
Broadcast: B1G+
Radio: B97 (Austin Render)
Live Stats: HoosierStats.com
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ABOUT THE WILDCATS

Northwestern hung tight with Penn State on Thursday night, falling 76-65 at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The Wildcats will look to get out of a three-game slump and are led by junior forward Calleigh Walsh’s 13.1 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Junior guard Melannie Daley adds 12.7 points per game as Northwestern averages 67.5 points and 41.7 percent from the floor per game.

SERIES HISTORY

Indiana leads 43-39

LAST MEETING

1/8/23 – W, 72-50 (Evanston, Ill.)

NOTES

Indiana returns to the court after a week’s break, last hitting the hardwood in a 74-68 win at Purdue on Jan. 21. The Hoosiers were led by 20 points each from senior guard Chloe Moore-McNeil and senior guard Sara Scalia. It marked the eight-straight Barn Burner Trophy win for IU.

The Hoosiers and Wildcats meet for the first time on Sunday as part of this year’s two game series. Indiana has won three-straight dating back to the 2020-21 season.

A calling card to a Teri Moren team always includes a high defensive standard, which the Hoosiers continue to live up to this season. They lead the Big Ten in field goal percentage defense (38.7%) and third in scoring defense (61.2 ppg.). They’ve held four opponents to 50 points or less and nine to 60 points or fewer. No team has shot over 50 percent against the Hoosiers all season and held under 35 percent or less six times.

Three Hoosiers were named to positional Top 10 award lists by the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and WBCA this week. Senior guard Sara Scalia (Ann Meyers Drysdale), sophomore guard Yarden Garzon (Cheryl Miller) and Holmes (Lisa Leslie) each earned appearances on their respective awards lists, as Indiana is one of three schools to have three players on the lists (LSU and South Carolina).

Eyes will begin to focus on IU’s all-time scoring record, as Holmes closes in on taking over the top spot in the history books. She enters Sunday’s game just 91 points shy of Tyra Buss’s (2014-18) record of 2,364 points. Through her five seasons, the Gorham, Maine native has collected 2,256 points and is only the second player to score over 2,000 points in her IU career.

UP NEXT

A two-game road swing begins at Maryland on Wednesday night. Tipoff in College Park is set for 7 p.m. ET on Peacock.

PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

PURDUE WELCOMES #12 OHIO STATE TO MACKEY ON SUNDAY

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team returns to Mackey Arena on Sunday for its lone matchup this season against No. 12 Ohio State. Tipoff is slated for 2 p.m. on B1G+.

The game can be heard on Purdue Global Radio Network on 95.3 BOB FM with Tim Newton and Jane Schott on the call.

PROMOTIONS

BKC Sunday- Boilermaker Kids Club Members can get a free ticket on game day when wearing their membership shirt or badge. Parents must purchase.

GAME INFORMATION 

Purdue (9-10, 2-6) vs. No. 12 Ohio State (16-3, 7-1)

Sunday, Jan. 28

Time: 2 PM

TV/Stream: B1G+

Radio: 95.3 BOB FM

Live Stats: Purduestats.com

LAST TIME OUT

The Boilermakers dropped a Wednesday decision on the road to Michigan State 97-70. Abbey Ellis led the way with 16 points. Jeanae Terry narrowly missed her third career triple-double with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Sophie Swanson chipped with 12 points on four 3-pointers off the bench.

NOTES

• Ohio State leads the all-time series 48-32.

• Last season, Purdue knocked off No. 2 Ohio State 70-65 in Columbus for the first top-5 road win in program history.

• Purdue has an 8-2 record at Mackey Arena this season. The Boilermakers are averaging 78.4 points per game and shooting 46.9% in home contests. Five players are averaging double figures at Mackey, led by Abbey Elli’s 15.5 points.

• Two Boilermakers rank in the top four of freshman scoring in the Big Ten. Rashunda Jones is third with 9.5 points per game, while Mary Ashley Stevenson is fourth at 9.3 points. Stevenson jumps up to third in scoring with 9.4 points in Big Ten games.

• The Boilermakers are one of three teams from the Big Ten (Minnesota, Wisconsin) to have three different freshmen score in double figures – Mary Ashley Stevenson – 9, Rashunda Jones – 7 and Sophie Swanson – 2).

• Sophie Swanson set a career-high with 12 points against Michigan State on a quartet of 3-pointers. Swanson has shot 7-of-15 from the arc over her last four games.

• The 1,000-point countdown continues to shrink for Abbey Ellis, Jeanae Terry and Madison Layden. Ellis is 45 points away from reaching the 1,000-point club as a Boilermaker. Layden needs 80 points to reach the 1,000-point mark. Terry is 39 points shy of 1,000 for her career at Purdue and Illinois.

• Jeanae Terry is one of three players from the Big Ten averaging over five points, rebounds and assists this year, along with Caitlin Clark from Iowa and Shyanne Sellers from Maryland. Since she joined Purdue, Terry has had 37 5-5-5 games, second in the nation to Clark’s 66 games.

• Madison Layden moved up to third in the nation with a Big Ten best 49.4% 3-point clip (43-87). The Kokomo native is seventh in the Big Ten with 43 3-pointers on the year.

• Caitlyn Harper reached the 1,800-point club with her first basket against Michigan State. The sixth-year senior is 40th on the NCAA active career scoring list with 1,805 points.

• Purdue is in the midst of a stretch of seven straight games against teams in the top 30 of the NET (Iowa – 6, Indiana – 11, Ohio State – 13, Michigan State – 20, Maryland – 26, Nebraska – 27 and Penn State – 29).

• Mary Ashley Stevenson is one of 12 freshmen from major conferences averaging nine points and five rebounds.

• Purdue’s NET strength of schedule this season is the ninth hardest in the country.

• Purdue’s freshman class leads the Big Ten with 22 points per conference game, four points better than Nebraska is second.

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NO. 15 NOTRE DAME FACES HUGE OPPORTUNITY AT NO. 8 UCONN

STORRS, Conn. — Eleven meetings in the Big East Tournament. Six meetings in the Final Four. Two meetings in the national championship. And on Saturday night, No. 15 Notre Dame (14-4) and No. 8 Connecticut (17-3) will add another chapter to one of college basketball’s most storied rivalries. It’s a major opportunity for both teams to showcase they are still among the nation’s best, but for the Irish, there’s an added level of pressure.

After starting the year 9-1 with a sole loss to No. 1 South Carolina, Notre Dame has gone 5-3 to start ACC play. The group fell against Syracuse on Thursday after a stagnant fourth quarter filled with careless mistakes.

The Irish have shown flashes of elite play on both sides of the ball, but they have yet to put together a complete 40 minutes against a ranked opponent. Freshman phenom Hannah Hidalgo continues to lead the nation in steals (5.4) and the ACC in scoring (23.9). She is flanked by two former ACC Rookies of the Year themselves, Sonia Citron and Maddy Westbeld. Since Citron returned to play after suffering a knee sprain in November, the junior guard is leading the ACC in conference play with a 41 percent mark from behind the arc and a 93.3 percent clip from the charity stripe. 

Citron and Westbeld have been in rowdy atmospheres, but Hidalgo and players like transfer Anna DeWolfe have not. Saturday will change that.

“It’s going to be a big learning experience for us,” Karen and Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey said earlier this week.

UConn, on the other hand, hasn’t lost in nearly two months and is perfect in Big East play. The Huskies are led by Paige Beuckers, who is posting 20.1 points per game. She missed last year’s contest against the Irish due to rehabbing a torn ACL.

On the topic of injuries and like Notre Dame, UConn has faced its own tribulations in that area this season. The Huskies currently have five players who are sidelined for the year: Azzi Fudd (ACL), Aubrey Griffin (ACL), Ayanna Patterson (knee), Jana El Alfy (Achilles) and Caroline Ducharme (neck/head). Fudd, Griffin and Ducharme had all started games for UConn this season. Head coach Geno Auriemma has just nine healthy players.

The Huskies statistically have the advantage in most categories, but Notre Dame is well within reach. The Irish have not been rebounding well recently, but Ivey’s team is actually outrebounding UConn 42.3-37.9. The Huskies don’t miss often — they rank second in the nation in field goal percentage — but if Notre Dame can keep them from getting second chance opportunities, the Irish could make some noise.

Saturday night’s game will be televised nationally on Fox. Gus Johnson and Stephanie White will be on the call, and the game tips off at 8 p.m. Notre Dame is 14-39 all-time against Connecticut.

NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL

IRISH LOOK TO TAKE FLIGHT VS. EAGLES

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s basketball team will look to get over the hump and take flight on Saturday, Jan. 27, when the Fighting Irish (7-12, 2-6) host the Eagles (11-8, 2-6) of Boston College. The Irish have suffered five tough losses in January in which the average margin of defeat has been just 7.0. This Saturday marks a revenge game from a loss at Boston College back on Jan. 15.

Saturday’s Coaches vs Cancer game will tip off at Noon ET on ESPNU. The Irish will be donning special shoes drawn by local artist and Notre Dame Class of 2028 admittee Jerry Barca. Each scholarship player got to choose what design or theme he wanted on his pair of UA shoes.

BC AND ND CLASH AGAIN

Notre Dame will play Boston College for the second time in three games due to the unique eight-day bye week. The Eagles arrive in South Bend with an 11-8 record and matching 2-6 record in ACC play. When the two met on Jan. 15, BC took the contest 63-59.

The game featured 17 lead changes, with the Irish producing a lead as large as 12 in the first half, and a lead of six with five minutes remaining in the game.

It was really a tale of two halves for Notre Dame. In the first, Notre Dame shot 51.9 percent from the field and was 6-of-12 from three, compared to Boston College’s 33.3 percent from the floor. The Irish also outrebounded the Eagles 22-13 and only turned the ball over four times. In the second, Notre Dame shot 29.2 percent and coughed it up 10 times.

With all that said, the Irish produced a late flurry and had a shot for the lead with 10 seconds left in the game, but Carey Booth’s three-point attempt rimmed out.

Standouts in that game include Carey Booth, who earned a career-high 13 rebounds – 10 of which were defensive boards. Markus Burton tallied 15 points in the first half to finish with 19. Plus Braeden Shrewsberry poured in 12 points.

1ST YEAR STAMP ON THE PROGRAM – DEFENSE

The year one Coach Shrewsberry stamp on the program has been the vast improvement defensively from this young Irish squad.

The Irish held all seven of its ACC opponents to under their season averages, with Miami and Duke being held to season lows at that point in time. Miami on Jan. 24, was the first opponent since Dec. 16 (eight-game streak) to score above 70 points, finishing with 73.

With that said, Notre Dame’s scoring defense of 65.5 ranks 2nd in the ACC and 40th in the country. According to KenPom, Notre Dame’s defensive efficiency ranks 45th nationally.

In ACC play only, Notre Dame ranks 2nd in scoring defense (63.5), field goal percentage defense (.386) and three-point field goal percentage defense (.309).

Lastly, how does this year’s defense match up historically? According to Stats Inc which goes back to the 1996-97 season, ND’s 65.5 ranks 4th.

HITTING THE MARK

Point guard Markus Burton has put his name amongst the top freshmen in the country with his stellar play thus far. For those who aren’t acquainted with the local standout from Mishawaka, here are some quick hitters:

His 16.3 ppg leads all ACC freshmen and ranks 4th nationally amongst DI freshmen.

He is 1-of-4 players in the ACC averaging over 16 points and 3.5 assists.

If the season ended today, Burton’s 16.3 ppg would rank 3rd all-time in the ND freshman record book. The two in front of him – Adrian Dantley (18.3) and Troy Murphy (19.2).

Double-digit points in all but 2 games. He’s riding a current 12-game streak

Burton picked up his 5th game of 20 or more points against Florida State on Jan. 13. The following is a list of the most 20-point games by an Irish freshman: Adrian Dantley (13 in ‘73-74), Troy Murphy (10 in ‘98-99) and David Rivers (10 in ‘84-85).

Ranks 10th in the ACC in scoring, 8th in Assists (3.9), 13th in steals (1.4) and 13th in FT% (.818).

Averaging 4.8 assists in ACC play which ranks 3rd. Also averaging 15.4 points in league action.

SHREWSBERRY’S HOT HAND

Braeden Shrewsberry has been hitting his stride as of late. He’s recorded four double-digit scoring performances over the last five games, averaging 13.4 points – 2nd highest to Burton in that span. He’s 15-of-33 (.455) from three and shooting 23-of-49 overall (.469).

One of those double-digit scoring games was when Shrewsberry put the team on his back with a season best 25 points in the OT win at Georgia Tech. He connected on a season high five made three pointers.

He’s now averaging 10.1 points in ACC play (2nd most on team), shooting 40.9 percent from the field and 39.6 percent from deep. Shrewsberry is averaging 2.4 made threes/game in league play which ranks 8th.

NOTABLES

It might not have shown on the last box score but Julian Roper II certainly gave the Irish a spark againt Miami on Jan. 24. There was a two-minute stretch in which the junior guard drained a three, took a charge and soon after recorded a block.

Another unsung hero – Logan Imes, who has recorded three straight games, aka 50 minutes, without a turnover.

Lastly, J.R. Konieczny continues to empty his tank on the court. The junior is averaging 10.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in ACC play, shooting 42.9 percent from the floor and 45.9 percent from three-point range.

THIS CLOSE

Consider this section a part two to the defensive note one page prior. Because of the defensive effort, Notre Dame’s 2-6 ACC record could easily be 4-4 or even 5-3. For Notre Dame’s last five losses – so looking at January (Miami, BC, FSU, Duke and NC State) – the average margin of defeat was 7.0 points.

In both the NC State and Boston College games, Notre Dame boasted a lead as large as 12 points in the first half. Against Duke, the Irish built a lead as large as nine.

Ultimately second half starts or finishes have been the difference maker. NC State ended the game on a 19-6 run to win by two. Duke started the second half on a 12-6 run. Both FSU and BC started the second half on identical 8-0 runs. Miami recorded a late 17-2 run to push ahead down the final stretch.

BUTLER WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BUTLER’S ROAD TRIP CONTINUES AT MARQUETTE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

INDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off their first conference win of the season, the Butler Bulldogs will head to the Al McGuire Center this weekend to face the Marquette Golden Eagles at 5 PM on Saturday. BU will play back-to-back road games for the first time this season but will be treated with three-straight at Hinkle Fieldhouse after visiting Milwaukee.

GameDay

Date: Saturday, Jan. 27, 2024

Time: 5:00 PM ET / 4:00 CT

Location: Milwaukee, Wis. – Al McGuire Center

Live Stats: GoMarquette.com – SidearmStats

Watch: BEDN on FloHoops.com

Bulldog Bits

– Caroline Strande scored a career-high 26 points at Xavier on 10-of-15 shooting.

– Strande added 10 rebounds to her stat line to record her second double-double of the season.

– Strande ranks fifth in the BIG EAST in rebounding (7.6) and 10th in scoring (14.5).

– Strande is the fifth-best free throw shooter in the conference (82.4%).

– Strande hasn’t missed a free throw over Butler’s last four games (12-for-12)

– Riley Makalusky scored 16 of her 19 points at Xavier in the first half.

– Makalusky started for BU at Xavier for the first time this season.

– Jordan Meulemans is not expected to play at Marquette. There is no timetable for her return.

– Meulemans ranks 21st in the NCAA in 3-point field goal percentage (44.2).

– The Bulldogs rank second in the BIG EAST in made 3-pointers per game (8.5) and third in 3-point percentage (38.5).

– Rachel Kent needs 12 points at Marquette to reach 1,500 in her career. She has made a 3-pointer in 10-straight games.

– Butler shot 62% from the field at Xavier, the second highest mark by a BIG EAST team this season.

– BU outscored Xavier 28-8 in the second quarter to take control of the game.

BIG EAST Standings

UConn 9-0, 17-3

Creighton 6-2, 15-3

Villanova 5-3, 12-7

St. John’s 5-3, 11-9

Marquette 4-4, 15-4

Georgetown 4-4, 14-5

Seton Hall 4-4, 12-7

Providence 4-4, 10-11

DePaul 2-5, 10-10

Butler 1-7, 9-10

Xavier 0-8, 1-16

Scouting Marquette                                                                             

The Golden Eagles were knocked out of the Top 25 poll this week but are still receiving votes with their 15-4 overall record. All four losses this season have come against league foes. UConn has defeated the Golden Eagles twice already in conference action and Marquette recently took close losses at St. John’s (57-56) and at Villanova (66-63). Head Coach Megan Duffy has a talented roster this year with Marquette leading the BIG EAST in rebound margin (+7.4) and 3-point percentage (39.4). The team has three players averaging 14 points or more and the Eagles share the basketball to rank second in the conference in assists per game (19.8). Rose Nkumu is the floor general for Duffy. She ranks sixth in the country in assist to turnover ratio while averaging 7.5 points. The scoring leader on this team is forward Liza Karlen (17.7). She ranks 16th in the NCAA in made field goals and helps on the glass by averaging 7.3 rebounds per game. Mackenzie Hare and Jordan King are two other players to watch on Saturday. Hare is the best 3-point shooter in the conference. Her 59 made 3-pointers are the fifth-most in the country. King was a First Team All-BIG EAST selection a year ago and is averaging 14.5 during her senior season.

All-Time Series                                                                                      

Butler trails Marquette in the all-time series 9-20. These two programs met for the first time during the 1985-86 season with Butler coming out on top at home 62-61. Since joining the BIG EAST, Butler is just 4-17 in games against the Golden Eagles with three of those four victories coming in Milwaukee. BU won on the road in both 13-14 and 14-15. They shocked Marquette in Milwaukee in 18-19 and most recently won at home in 19-20. A win over the Golden Eagles on Saturday would snap a seven-game Marquette winning streak.

Last Meeting vs. Marquette                                                               

Marquette edged Butler in the last meeting 65-63. Caroline Strande hit a 3-pointer for the Bulldogs to tie the game at 63-63 with less than 30 seconds to play in regulation, but Marquette came up with an offensive rebound and a put-back basket to win at the buzzer. The Golden Eagles outscored Butler 19-12 in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback. Chloe Marotta scored 27 of Marquette’s 65 points, with 25 of her 27 coming in the second half. Strande led BU with 14 points, six rebounds and two steals. Sydney Jaynes added 10 points and four rebounds.

Memorable Moment at the Al McGuire Center                             

Butler recorded one of their biggest wins in program history in Milwaukee on Feb. 22, 2019. The Bulldogs defeated then ranked #11 Marquette 61-57 to notch their 20th win of the season. BU had four players in double figures and outscored Marquette 18-8 in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

Offensive Explosion                                                                             

Butler shot a season-high 62.3 percent from the field in the win over Xavier and connected on 54 percent of their 3-point attempts (13-24) to post 90 points at the Cintas Center. It was the first time Butler has ever scored 90 points against a BIG EAST opponent. The previous high point total was 86 in a Butler win at #25 DePaul back on March 1, 2021.

Share The Ball                                                                                       

Butler handed out 26 assists at Xavier, posting their second-highest total of the season. It was the fifth time this year they have recorded 20+ assists and the first time they have reached 20 since Dec. 21 vs. Ohio.

20-Point Quarters                                                                                               

The Bulldogs scored 20 points or more in three of the four quarters against Xavier to record their first conference win. It was the first time the team had scored 20+ points in a quarter since playing Ohio on Dec. 21 and the first time they did it in three quarters since playing Chicago State on Dec. 10.

3-Point Threat                                                                                       

Butler has made 10+ 3-pointers in a game seven times this season. Their total of 13 against the Musketeers is tied for their second-highest total of the year, and the most they have hit against a conference opponent. Caroline Strande has made nine 3-pointers over Butler’s last three games and is shooting 69 percent from distance during that stretch.

Hit Her Stride                                                                                        

Caroline Strande has led Butler in scoring eight times this season and has topped 20+ points four times including in back-to-back games. She leads the team with her 15.1 scoring average and has reached double figures for Butler in 16 of their 19 games. Strande made a career-high 10 field goals in her last outing at Xavier.

Grab the Board                                                                                     

Caroline Strande is the top rebounding guard in the BIG EAST Conference. She has led Butler in rebounding 14 times this season (19 games) and in seven of Butler’s eight BIG EAST games. She only needs nine more rebounds to reach 300 in her career.

Settling In                                                                                                             

Sydney Jaynes has scored in double figures for Butler in three of her last four games. She is shooting 60 percent from the field over the last two weeks and made six of her seven field goal attempts in her last game vs. Xavier (85.7%).

Tied a Team Record                                                                                            

Jordan Meulemans made eight 3-pointers in Butler’s win over St. Thomas to match the single-game high in the BIG EAST this season. She ended the contest going 8-for-10 from behind the arc to score a career-high 24 points. Meulemans was just one 3-pointer shy of tying the single-game BU individual record and the ‘Dawgs tied their team record with 16 made 3-pointers in the victory.

Up Next                                                                                                                 

Three-straight home games are on the horizon for the Bulldogs. Butler will host DePaul on Jan. 31 and open the month of February with home contests vs. Creighton and St. John’s.

BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL

BULLDOGS LOOK TO CHECKER HINKLE SATURDAY AS VILLANOVA VISITS

The Bulldogs, winners of two straight games, welcome Villanova to Hinkle Fieldhouse Saturday afternoon. In collaboration with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Butler will checker Hinkle with fans encouraged to wear blue or white based on the section of their ticket.

Butler (13-7, 4-5 BIG EAST) vs. Villanova (11-8, 4-4)

Saturday, Jan. 27;  3PM

Hinkle Fieldhouse; Indianapolis, Ind.

TV: FS1 – Jason Ross, Jr. & Dickey Simpkins

Radio: WXNT 1430AM, Varsity Network Radio App, SiriusXM 382, SXM App 972 – @MarkMinner & Nick Gardner (@n_gardner)

The Series with Nova

• Butler and Villanova first met in the 1996 Puerto Rico Shootout, the only match-up prior to Butler joining the BIG EAST beginning with the 2013-14 season.

• Five of Butler’s six wins in the series have come at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

• Villanova has been ranked in the Top 10 of the AP poll, including No. 1 twice, in four of Butler’s five wins at home in the series.

• Villanova was ranked No. 2 nationally when Butler won in Philadelphia in 2017.

Series: Villanova Leads, 16-6

Streak: Villanova, W1

At Hinkle: Series Tied, 5-5

First Meeting: VU, 62-54; 11/30/96 (Puerto Rico Shootout)

Last Meeting: VU, 62-50; 2/14/23 (at VU)

Of Note

• Butler’s 90-66 win Tuesday at Georgetown was the Bulldogs’ highest point total in a BIG EAST game since defeating DePaul, 91-78, Feb. 16, 2019.

• Butler has six games with 90 or more points this season and 10 with 80 or more. Butler hit 80 only six times all of last season.

• The Bulldogs shot 56.9 percent from the field against Georgetown, including a 62-percent clip in the first half. Butler is now 12-0 this season when shooting a better percentage than its opponent and 6-1 when shooting better than 50 percent.

• Tuesday marked Butler’s second-best shooting performance of the season, trailing only the .571 clip in the season opener against Eastern Michigan.

• The Bulldogs committed only eight turnovers at Georgetown. Butler has committed 10 or fewer turnovers in 11 games.

• The Bulldogs have only committed a total of 30 turnovers over its last four games.

• Five Bulldogs scored in double figures at Georgetown, the seventh such occurrence this season.

• Butler out-rebounded the Hoyas, 41-32, improving to 11-0 this season when that occurs.

• Butler’s defense limited Georgetown to 35-percent shooting Tuesday night. Jayden Epps, the BIG EAST’s leading scorer at 18.8 points per game, led Georgetown with 16 points, but made only four of his 19 attempts from the field to get there.

• The Bulldogs are 9-0 when holding their opponent under 70 points, including all four BIG EAST wins.

• Butler leads the BIG EAST, shooting 35.7 percent from three-point range on the season. The Bulldogs were ninth among the 11 conference teams a season ago.

• On the season, Butler ranks seventh nationally in free throw shooting at 78.8 percent. Butler has shot 70 percent or better from the line in all but one game this season.

• The Bulldogs rank 13th nationally, committing just 13.7 fouls per game.

• Pierre Brooks II finished with 20 points and a career-high 11 rebounds Tuesday, giving him the first double-double of his career. He shot 8-for-15 from the field, including four three-pointers. He went on his own 13-0 run midway through the first half.

• It was the sixth 20-point game of the season for Brooks and his seventh time leading the team in scoring. He has scored in double figures in every game this season.

• Over his last six games, Brooks is shooting 23-for-40 from three-point range (58 percent).

• Brooks is fifth in the BIG EAST in scoring at 16.8 points per game. He is second in the conference in three-point shooting (.441, which is 14th nationally) and third in made three-pointers (2.8 per game).

• Jahmyl Telfort had 17 points at Georgetown, his highest total since scoring 20 in the Dec. 9 win over Cal.

• DJ Davis made all six of his free throw attempts at Georgetown. He ranks second nationally in free throw percentage (97.0). He is 31-for-31 in BIG EAST play.

• Davis matched his career-high with five assists at Georgetown Tuesday.

• Butler had a season-high 11 steals against DePaul Saturday; Posh Alexander matched his career-high with six, while Davis set a new career-best with five of his own.

• Alexander is now the most recent player to record six steals for Butler (Saturday) and against Butler (while playing for St. John’s, Jan. 10, 2023).

• Alexander owns the BIG EAST lead at 2.4 steals per game, which is 14th nationally. His 5.2 assists per game are fourth in the league. He currently stands at 495 career assists.

• Jalen Thomas ranks sixth in the BIG EAST in blocks (1.35) and tenth in rebounding (7.0).

Home, Sweet Hinkle

• Butler is 9-2 at Hinkle Fieldhouse so far this season.

• Thad Matta is 32-9 at Hinkle Fieldhouse as the head coach at Butler (2000-01 and his current stint that began prior to the 2022-23 season).

• Butler has scored at least 80 points in seven of its home games this season (going over the 90-point mark five times).

• Butler is 77-2 over its last 79 non-conference home games, winning 15 straight.

Balancing Act

• Ten different Bulldogs have scored in double figures in at least one game so far this season.

• Butler’s balanced attack has seen at least five players score in double figures in the same game seven times this season, including most recently in the Jan. 23 win at Georgetown.

INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

STRONG SECOND HALF SENDS SYCAMORES PAST BEACONS

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Bella Finnegan led a trio of Indiana State players in double-figures with 17 points Friday night, helping the Sycamores defeat visiting Valparaiso 70-49 inside Hulman Center.

Mya Glanton added 12 points and five rebounds, while Ella Sawyer joined her in double-figures with 10. Chelsea Cain finished just shy of a double-double with eight points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while Indiana State outscored Valpo 42-17 in the second half.

Indiana State led for a majority of the first half, thanks largely in part to eight points from Finnegan, but four 3-pointers from the visitors in the opening 20 minutes saw the Sycamores trail by four at the intermission. The Trees ratcheted up the pressure in the third quarter, outscoring the Beacons 19-4 and holding Valparaiso without a field goal in the quarter to go up by double-digits. Balanced scoring in the last 20 minutes propelled the Sycamores, who led by as many as 23, to their third conference win of the season.

First Half

Baskets from Glanton and Finnegan got the Sycamores off to a strong start, and Finnegan added a 3-pointer to keep it a one-point game early on. Valparaiso led for most of the first quarter, but baskets from Glanton and Asia Donald got the Sycamores within a pair at 16-14 with just under three minutes left. Finnegan capped a strong opening quarter by draining a half-court shot as time expired to give Indiana State an 18-16 lead entering the second.

Savannah White got things started for the Sycamores in the second quarter with a layup and Cain added a basket to push the Sycamores’ lead up to five. Back-to-back 3-pointers pushed the visitors in front, but Kiley Bess responded with a three-ball to put the Trees back in front. Bess added a jumper to make it 28-27 Indiana State, but a 5-0 run to close the half saw Valparaiso take a 32-28 lead at the break.

Second Half

Indiana State stormed in front out of the locker room, as the Sycamores opened the third quarter with a 15-0 run. Sawyer opened the run with a pair of free throws, and consecutive baskets from Cain gave Indiana State a lead it never relinquished. Finnegan heated back up with three baskets, including a trey, during the run, helping Indiana State push its lead to double-digits at 43-42. Glanton added a basket late for the Trees, who held Valpo without a basket in the quarter in taking a 47-36 lead into the fourth.

The Sycamores carried their momentum into the fourth quarter, as early baskets from Sawyer and Glanton pushed the lead up to 51-36. Indiana State saw its lead grow thanks in large part to strong shooting from the charity stripe in the quarter, and Donald hit a layup to make it 62-42 in favor of the Sycamores late. The Trees led by as many as 23 following a layup from Saige Stahl, with a strong defensive performance sending the Blue and White to a 70-49 win.

News and Notes

Indiana State held an opponent without a field goal in a quarter for the second time this season, as Valparaiso had just four points, all on free throws, in the third. The Sycamores also accomplished the feat in their conference opener at Evansville.

Indiana State improved to 4-0 this season when holding its opponent below 60 points, including a 2-0 mark when holding opponents below 50 points.

The Sycamores’ 3-point defense continues to be strong in conference play, as Valparaiso went 5-for-23 (21.7 percent) from behind the arc Friday.

Indiana State was plus-12 on the glass (38-26), including 13 offensive rebounds.

Indiana State forced Valparaiso into 19 turnovers and converted those into 26 points on the other end.

Friday’s win was the second this season for the Sycamores when trailing at the half.

Indiana State made its opportunities from the free throw line count, as the Sycamores were 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) from the charity stripe.

Up Next

Indiana State continues its three-game homestand Sunday afternoon when it faces UIC at 1 p.m.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne returns home for the first time since January 10 on Saturday (Jan. 27) for the 17th annual Pink Out game. This 2024 edition of Pink Out will feature the Mastodons and Northern Kentucky with a 2 p.m. tip.

Game Day Information

Who: Northern Kentucky Norse

When: Saturday, January 27 | 2 PM

Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Gates Sports Center

Live Stats: Link

Watch: ESPN+

Tickets:Link

Game Program:Link

Game Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne | Northern Kentucky | Horizon League

Know Your Foe

Northern Kentucky is 4-14 and 2-7 in the Horizon League. The Norse are coming off a 62-56 win at Youngstown State in their first win away from home this season. Freshman of the Year candidate Carter McCray is leading NKU by averaging a double-double of 14.2 points and 10.1 rebounds per game.

The Series

Northern Kentucky leads the series 34-9, despite it being the longest series in which the Mastodons have played. The two played every year from 1983-2001 in the GLVC days, and every year since the ‘Dons joined the Horizon League in 2020. The Mastodons won the last meeting 65-59 thanks to 19 points from Audra Emmerson.

Think Pink!

Saturday’s game against Northern Kentucky will be the 17th annual Pink Out game for Purdue Fort Wayne. There will be a check of $7,200 presented to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer Research at halftime. In the ‘Dons’ 16 Pink Out games to date, they are 9-7.

Halfway Home

At the halfway mark of Horizon League play, Purdue Fort Wayne is 6-4 in the league. It is their best start to league play through 10 games since the 2010-11 season.

Recency Bias

Over the last three games, Audra Emmerson is averaging 18.3 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game while shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from 3-point range. She also has just one turnover for a 6.0 assist-to-turnover ratio.

Hang It In The Louvre

The Mastodons hung 102 points at Chicago State on January 23, which was the first time the ‘Dons scored 100 in a true road game since 2002. It was also the first time since 2004 the ‘Dons scored 100 against a Division I team in regulation and the first time in program history to do so away from home. It was also the only time this season that a Horizon League team scored 100 against a Division I this season.

Money Millie

Over the last 12 games, Amellia Bromenschenkel has scored in double-figures 11 times. In that stretch, she is averaging 13.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game while shooting 49.6 percent from the floor (63-of-127), 39.1 percent from 3-point land (18-of-46) and 76.9 percent from the free throw line (20-of-26).

How Many Ways Can We Say We Like Threes?

The Mastodons have made 10 3-pointers in nine games this season. In the Division I era (2001-present), the Mastodons have hit double-digits 3-pointers nine times in four seasons, including 2023-24. The most games of 10+ triples came in 2013-14, when the ‘Dons had 14 such games.

2023-24: 9 games

2022-23: 11 games

2014-15: 11 games

2013-14: 14 games

Coming In Hot

Over the last 12 games, Erin Woodson is 10-of-20 from 3-point range for 50.0 percent. She is also 17-of-21 from the charity stripe in that stretch.

Last Time Out

The Mastodons beat Chicago State 102-76 in their first 100-point true road game since 2002. Audra Emmerson scored a career-high 22 points and Amellia Bromenschenkel pitched in 21 points.

Coming Up

Purdue Fort Wayne will welcome Cleveland State to the Gates Sports Center on January 31. The Vikings beat the ‘Dons 68-56 in Cleveland earlier this year.

VALPO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BEACONS SUFFER SETBACK AT INDIANA STATE FRIDAY

The Valpo women’s basketball team, led by 14 first-half points from senior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH), held a four-point edge over host Indiana State Friday evening in Terre Haute, Ind., but the Beacons were held without a field goal in the third quarter as the Sycamores pulled away to a 70-49 victory.

How It Happened

Valpo led for the majority of the first quarter, pushing its lead to an apex of five points after back-to-back baskets from Earnest gave the Beacons a 12-7 lead just over four minutes into the game.

The Beacons still held a four-point lead with the clock ticking under three minutes in the opening period, but ISU scored the quarter’s final six points — including a halfcourt shot at the buzzer — to lead 18-16 at the end of one.

The Sycamores’ lead reached five points less than four minutes into the second quarter before back-to-back triples from freshman Saniya Jackson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) and fifth-year Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) erased the lead and more, giving the Beacons a brief one-point lead.

ISU had pulled back in front and led 28-27 with less than two minutes to play in the half. Valpo came through with baskets on consecutive possessions — another 3-pointer by Jackson and a driving layup by Earnest — for a quick 5-0 run to close the half, heading into the locker room with a 32-28 advantage.

Out of the locker room, Valpo was unable to hit a field goal in the third quarter and didn’t crack the scoreboard until a pair of free throws by senior Ava Interrante (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) with 3:10 to play in the period. At that point, the Sycamores had reeled off 15 points in a row to take a double-digit lead.

ISU led 47-36 at the end of the third quarter and scored on each of its first five possessions of the fourth quarter to keep the Beacons from making a run.

Inside the Game

Earnest finished with 18 points to lead all players on 8-of-13 shooting, while also pulling down a team-high six rebounds.

Earnest has scored in double figures in 15 of Valpo’s 17 games this year.

Jackson joined Earnest in double digits in the scoring column, finishing with 10 points — her eighth double-digit effort of the season.

After shooting 46.2% (12-of-26) in the first half to head into the locker room with the lead, the Beacons were limited to 20% (4-of-20) shooting in the second half.

Valpo also hit just five 3-pointers on the evening, matching its lowest output to date in Valley play.

There was only a three-turnover differential in that department (Indiana State 16, Valpo 19), but the Sycamores were able to turn the Beacons’ turnovers into 26 points, while Valpo scored just 14 points off ISU’s miscues.

Next Up

Valpo (2-15, 1-7 MVC) completes the swing through the Hoosier State on Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. when it plays at Evansville.

UINDY WRESTLING

GREYHOUNDS PICK UP A PAIR OF VICTORIES ON SPECIAL PROGRAM NIGHT

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 9-ranked University of Indianapolis wrestling team was dominant through in through as they took a pair of dual victories on Friday night. The Hounds first conquered the Wabash Little Giants by a score of 34-16 with their reserve squad combining for seven extra-point victories. The normal Greyhound lineup kept the pedal to the medal just thirty minutes after that, dropping GLVC-foe Drury 38-6 to stay unbeaten in GLVC action.

LOCK CELEBRATION

Before the second dual of the evening, the Greyhounds took a moment to honor Tabor Lock, a member of the UIndy wrestling program that sadly lost his life before the season. Aidan Petersen and Jackson Hoover presented Lock’s family with a framed singlet as a way to honor Tabor.

WABASH DUAL

The Greyhounds started against Wabash in a hole, giving up forfeits at 125 and 133. Brayden Lowery started the dig from the 12-0 deficit, claiming a late first-period fall to make it 12-6 Little Giants. That fall signaled the beginning of the end as the Hounds snagged back-to-back extra point wins with Gavin Garcia’s tech fall and an energy filled Luke Robards major. For Robards it was a little more than a normal match, with the fiery 157-pounder scoring revenge on Wabash’s Ethan Cooper who bested him in the third-place match at the Wabash College Invite.

Wabash slowed the Hounds building momentum down to 165 making it 16-15 in the visitors favor. That was the last lead the Little Giants held as the Hounds rolled through at 174, 184 and 197. Cade Campell, continuing to shake off the rust after taking a four-year break from wrestling to be on the UIndy football team, ended the dual with an 11-3 major that had all the thrills and excitement you could ask for at the end of a dual.

#9 UINDY 34, WABASH 16

125: Andrew Punzalan (WAB) over (UINDY) (For.)

133: Alejandro Velasco Velasco (WAB) over (UINDY) (For.)

141: Brayden Lowery (UINDY) over Blake McGee (WAB) (Fall 2:32)

149: Gavin Garcia (UINDY) over Ayden Lutes (WAB) (TF 19-3 5:37)

157: Luke Robards (UINDY) over Ethan Cooper (WAB) (MD 18-5)

165: Mawuli Nevis (WAB) over Kaden Lone (UINDY) (MD 12-1)

174: Logan Farnell (UINDY) over Elorm Nevis (WAB) (TF 19-3 4:36)

184: Owen Butler (UINDY) over Sammy Saunders (WAB) (Fall 3:41)

197: Phoenix Rodgers (UINDY) over Hadyn Ball (WAB) (MD 11-2)

285: Cade Campbell (UINDY) over Titus Waters (WAB) (MD 11-3)

DRURY DUAL

The Panthers wasted no time jumping on the Hounds, taking the match at 125 via a 6-3 decision. A forfeit, however, at 133 by the visitors put the Hounds up 6-3, a lead that never left the home bench. No. 6-ranked Blake Mulkey made his return to the mat after battling injury and he didn’t lose a step forcing an early near-fall and eventually snagging the full fall late in the first period.

In one of the tightest matches of the dual season for the Greyhounds, the Panthers just barely clawed one past No. 7 Jackson Hoover at 149. That was the last of the victories for the Panthers as from 157 all the way to 285, the Hounds simply dominated. Dawson Combest at 157 continued his return tour with a masterclass 7-1 victory, with the elder Combest controlling the pace the entire match.

Jay Thompson, continuing with the theme of exciting heavyweight matches, was spectacular. Dealing with a slippery opponent, Thompson stayed poised and hammered the final nail for the dual.

#9 UINDY 38, DRURY 6

125: Caden Howard (DU) over Nathan Smith (UINDY) (Dec 6-3)

133: Noah Cantu (UINDY) over (DU) (For.)

141: #6 Blake Mulkey (UINDY) over Paul Pollard (DU) (Fall 2:26)

149: Dillon Nichols (DU) over #7 Jackson Hoover (UINDY) (Dec 11-9)

157: Owen Zablocki (UINDY) over Trevor Christian (DU) (Dec 10-4)

165: Dawson Combest (UINDY) over Eric Holt (DU) (Dec 7-1)

174: #5 Trey Sizemore (UINDY) over Ethan Smith (DU) (Fall 2:06)

184: Aidan Petersen (UINDY) over Jeremiah Halter (DU) (MD 10-0)

197: #2 Derek Blubaugh (UINDY) over (DU) (For.)

285: Jay Thompson (UINDY) over Jaxon Glenn (DU) (MD 13-2)

HOUND BYTES

Petersen on being able to honor Lock before the match…

“Tabor meant a lot to me, it’s really rare to have such a good person come into your life and make such a big movement in your heart. It was really special for me to honor him today.”

Head Coach Jason Warthan on the dual with Wabash…

“A couple match that we lost on this past weekend at the Wabash Open, we were able to avenge, so that was really good. Those guys have a certain style and they’re really good on top and so it was nice to see us getting escapes, getting away on bottom, winning the top bottom battle. I have a lot of respect for that program. Jake, the Wabash Head Coach, is a friend and he’s done a great job over there.”

Warthan on the Drury dual…

“That’s a conference opponent, I felt like it was a nice rowdy crowd, there were some really good moments, we fought hard. I’m a proud coach tonight.”

UP NEXT

The Greyhounds are back at it with multiple duals as they host the Greyhound Open on Feb. 3. The Hounds will square off with Grand Valley State, Kentucky Wesleyan and Glenville State on that Saturday with the first dual set to start at 2 p.m. in the ARC.

NBA STANDINGS

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/standings

NHL STANDINGS

https://www.foxsports.com/nhl/standings

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/standings/

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

https://www.ncaa.com/standings/basketball-women/d1

FOOTBALL HISTORY

January 27, 1894 – 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11. Basketball was invented in December 1891 by James Naismith at the YMCA’s School for Christian Workers (now Springfield College) in Springfield, Massachusetts. According to Chicago History Collegiate basketball also came to Chicago from Springfield College in the person of Amos Alonzo Stagg, the University of Chicago’s new faculty coach, who had played on the Springfield teachers’ team in the first public basketball contest. According to Jennifer Taylor Hall’s book Amos Alonzo Stagg: Football’s Man in Motion, Stagg began his coaching career the next year at the Springfield, Massachusetts, YMCA, now Springfield College. Stagg organized the school’s first football team, and among his players was James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. The two men used basketball with its five men per side as an exercise regimen to keep their eleven football players in tip top shape. Stagg enjoyed the game so much that Naismith had developed that he took it with him when he moved on to the University of Chicago.

January 27, 1924 – Kansas City Blues which a year later would be called the Kansas City Cowboys franchise formed. According to a post on sportsecyclopedia.com the NFL in just its fifth season was looking to expand  west of the Mississippi and the first most logical place geographically was Kansas City. They adopted the name Blues due to the local minor league baseball team and played their home games at Muehlebach Field. The Blues first game would come on October 5th a 3-0 loss to the Milwaukee Badgers. In 1925 they would be called the Cowboys and they played that entire season with road games. The biggest game of 1925 was a 17-0 road upset of the Cleveland Bulldogs. There would not be another season in Kansas City after 1926 as the cost of traveling to and from Kansas City was too cost prohibitive in the NFL’s fledgling formative years. The Cowboys final game would come on December 12, 1926 with a 12-7 win over the Duluth Eskimos at Muehlebach Field.

January 27, 1955 – The top pick in the 1955 NFL Draft was George Shaw from the University of Oregon who was the first pick by the Baltimore Colts. Remarkably there was only one player from this entire draft that made it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame thus far and that was 9th round pick and that  was the 102nd overall, the quarterback from the University of Louisville named Johnny Unitas by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers not realizing the great talent they had landed promptly cut him before training camp was over per the Pro Football Reference.

January 27, 1956 – NFL’s New York Football Giants franchise ended having their home games played at the Polo Grounds and now called Yankee Stadium their home field per Larry Schmitt of the Big Blue Interactive. The story goes that Commissioner Bert Bell notified Giants owner Tim Mara that an offer from a Texas based Oil company wanted to pay Mara $1 million bucks for the team as long as they played at a larger venue like Yankee Stadium. Mara declined the offer but figured it to be a pretty good idea to get more butts in the stands with a larger seating capacity, so he did!

January 27, 1960 – First 14-game home-and-away schedule adopted in the AFL. the Raiders.com.

January 27, 1967 – New Orleans Saints signed their 1st player kicker, Paige Cothren per the canalstreetchronicles.com. Cothren was a former Ole Miss Fullback that played in the NFL for the LA Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles before becoming a Saint.

January 27, 1969 – Chuck Noll is named head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers per the SlicetheLife.com website article. Noll was the youngest coach in NFL history at the time at the ripe age of 37. Chuck Noll had been the defensive coordinator  and once the DB coach of the Baltimore Colts under Don Shula who highly recommended Noll. Noll spent 23 seasons on the sidelines of the Steelers until he stepped away in 1992. Under Chuck Noll the Steelers won 4 Super Bowl Championships in 6 seasons during the 1970’s.

January 27, 1970 – 1970 NFL Draft the Pittsburgh Steelers chose future Hall of Famer Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech with the first pick of the entire draft. Bradshaw would be the signal caller that would win those 4 Super Bowls for Chuck Noll that we just talked about, and Terry was the MVP of two of them!

January 27, 1980  – Aloha Stadium, Honolulu – At the NFL Pro Bowl the NFC team defeated the AFC, 37-27. The game’s MVP was New Orleans Saints running back Chuck Muncie.

January 27, 1985 – Aloha Stadium, Honolulu – Then came the NFL Pro Bowl for the 1984 season and this time the AFC knocked off the NFC, 22-14. Mark Gastineau, the animated defensive end of the New York Jets won the Most Valuable Player Award per the NFL.com.

January 27, 1991 – Tampa Stadium, Tampa, Florida – Super Bowl XXV was one of the most remembered Super Bowls of all time. People still talk about it to this day. The statement that takes an avid NFL fan to the game is “Wide Right.” You see the New York Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 20-19 in the game, but it almost had a very different result. With just  4 seconds remaining Jim Kelly orchestrated an impressive desperation drive that set up a 47 yard field goal attempt by the Bills very accurate kicker Scott Norwood. Ans as you have already heard the ball went slightly outside of the upright to the right. The Giants win was preserved, and torture set in for the Bills. The Washington Post calls the game the closest and most even ever played. The game’s MVP was Giants running back Ottis Anderson who ran for 102 yards and a score.

January 27, 2002 – Heinz Field, Pittsburgh – At the 2001 season’s AFC Championship New England Patriots outlasted the Pittsburgh Steelers, 24-17. The Pro Football Reference website tells us that the difference maker in the game was Patriot Antwaan Harris’ return 49 yards of a blocked field goal attempt! The New England victory placed them into Super Bowl XXXVI.

January 27, 2002 – The NFC Championship for that season was played at Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis to see who would face Tom Brady and the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI.  The Greatest Team on Turf, the St. Louis Rams  scored in every quarter to help them get past the Philadelphia Eagles, 29-24. Ram Marshall Faulk shouldered the load as he rushed 31 times for 159 yards and 2 TDs to lead St. Louis to the win per the PFR.

January 27, 2013 – Aloha Stadium, Honolulu – The results of the 2012 season’s NFL Pro Bowl were that the NFC smoked the AFC, 62-35 with Tight end Kyle Rudolph of the Minnesota Vikings earning the MVP honors per the OnthisDay.com website.

January 27, 2019 – Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida – The NFL Pro Bowl for the 2018 had the new guys Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City and Safety Jamal Adams of the New York Jets being voted as the co-MVPs as the AFC surged past the NFC, 26-7 per the OnthisDay.com website. 

Hall Of Fame Birthdays

January 27, 1894 – Chicago, Illinois – Frederick Douglas “Fritz” Pollard the College and Pro Football Hall of Fame halfback from Brown University celebrated his birth.

January 27, 1901 – Coulterville, Pennsylvania – Art Rooney the founder and original owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers was born. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Rooney purchased the Pittsburgh franchise (originally known as the Pirates) in 1933. Even though he was a first time NFL owner, Art had dabbled in some semi-pro sports in the Pittsburgh area prior to this venture in Pro football at its highest level. His beloved Steelers teams were not very good for most of their first four decades of existence and even lost money at the start, but Rooney kept the faith and used his failures as a learning experience to build a winning formula. Finally in 1975 the Steelers had put all of the pieces together and they won the franchise’s first Championship in Super Bowl IX over the Vikings. Art Rooney was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1964.

January 27, 1907 – The Georgia Tech center Peter Pund was born.. The National Football Foundation selected Peter Pund to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1963.

January 27, 1920 – The Quarterback from Stanford University Frankie Albert arrived into life. The National Football Foundation shares an excellent story on Frankie. In 1939, Albert had a mediocre sophomore season playing tailback in Stanford’s single-wing offense. His play was so poor that he considered quitting the Stanford squad. The following year, Stanford hired Clark Shaughnessy as the head coach. Known as the “Father of the T Formation,” Shaughnessy saw that Albert was an excellent ball handler and passer whose skills were well suited to playing quarterback in his revolutionary “T” formation. Stanford set an NCAA record for improvement in 1940 going from a 1-7-1 record in 1939 to a perfect 10-0 mark in 1940. Albert received All-America recognition in both his senior and junior seasons. The NFF voters inducted Frankie Albert in 1956 into the College Football Hall of Fame. After college he played with the San Francisco 49ers for 6 seasons.

January 27, 1952 – Boothwyn, Pennsylvania – Former Widener halfback Billy White Shoes Johnson was born. The NFF says that Billy was a terrific performer, he wore white shoes, and he did an end zone dance. When his three Widener seasons were added up, he had 3,737 yards rushing. His average was 9.1 yards per carry. He had 5,404 yards in all-purpose running (rushing, receiving, kick returns). scored 62 touchdowns in 1971-1973. His longest runs from scrimmage were 93, 87, and 85 yards. He scored on punt returns of 94, 91, and 80 and a kickoff return of 85. The NFF voters inducted Bill Johnson into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996. Billy White Shoes had a terrific NFL career with the Houston Oilers, the Falcon as well as Washington and really made the game fun as he electrified the play every time he touched the ball!

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

37 – 14 – 12 – 19 – 99 – 82 – 15

January 27, 1894 – 1st college basketball game, University of Chicago beats Chicago YMCA 19-11

January 27, 1944 – Manager Casey Stengel, who’s Number 37 has been retired by both the New York Yankees and the New York Mets, on this day resigned his position as the skipper of the Boston Braves, a post he held since the 1938 season. It may be directly connected to the fact that Lou Perini, Guido Rugo, & Joseph Maney bought the controlling interest of the Boston club.

January 27, 1955 – George Shaw from the University of Oregon became the top pick in the 1955 NFL Draft. The Baltimore Colts selected the quarterback as the number one pick in the draft. Shaw played for the Colts for four seasons, and wore the Number 14 jersey proudly. He would later wear 14 with the Vikings, 15 with the NY Giants and number 17 as a member of the Denver Broncos in the AFL.

January 27, 1956 – NFL’s New York Giants move their home from the Polo Grounds in Upper Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in The Bronx

January 27, 1970 – Terry Bradshaw, of Louisianna Techwas selected as the number one pick in the 1970 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers. The QB would famously wear Number 12 for the Steelers as he guided them to four Super Bowl Titles in 6 years during the 1970s.

January 27, 1989 – Detroit Red Wings center Steve Yzerman became the 4th NHL player to record 100 points in 50 games or less. Number 19 led Detroit with a goal and 2 assists as Red Wings beat Toronto, 8-1

January 27, 1980 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 37-27; MVP: Number 42Chuck Muncie, New Orleans Saints, RB

January 27, 1985 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: AFC beats NFC, 22-14; MVP: Number 99Mark Gastineau, NY Jets, DE

January 27, 1991 – Super Bowl XXV, Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL: New York Giants beat Buffalo Bills, 20-19; MVP: Number 24, Ottis Anderson, NY Giants, RB

January 27, 2008 – 56th NHL All-Star Game, Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA: Eastern Conference beats Western Conference, 8-7; MVP: Number 12, Eric Staal, Carolina, C

January 27, 2013 – NFL Pro Bowl, Aloha Stadium, Honolulu, HI: NFC beats AFC, 62-35; MVP: Number 82, Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings, TE

January 27, 2019 – NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL: AFC beats NFC, 26-7; MVPs: Number 15, Patrick Mahomes, KC Chiefs, QB; Jamal Adams, NY Jets

TV SPORTS SATURDAY

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Georgetown at Providence12:30pmFOX
Fordham at Duquesne12:30pmUSA
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SOCCER MATCHESTIME ETTV
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FA Cup: Leicester City vs Birmingham City10:00amESPN+
FA Cup: Everton vs Luton Town10:00amESPN+
FA Cup: Sheffield United vs Brighton & Hove Albion10:00amESPN+
FA Cup: Leeds United vs Plymouth Argyle10:00amESPN+
La Liga: Las Palmas vs Real Madrid10:15amESPN+
Ligue 1: Nice vs Metz11:00ambeIN Sports
Serie A: Juventus vs Empoli12:00pmParamount+
Bundesliga: Bayer Leverkusen vs Borussia M’gladbach12:30pmESPN+
La Liga: Barcelona vs Villarreal12:30pmESPN+
La Liga: Sevilla vs Osasuna12:30pmESPN+
FA Cup: Fulham vs Newcastle United2:00pmESPN+
Serie A: Milan vs Bologna2:45pmParamount+
La Liga: Mallorca vs Real Betis3:00pmESPN+
Ligue 1: Olympique Marseille vs Monaco3:00pmbeIN Sports
GOLFTIME ETTV
PGA: Farmers Insurance Open2:00pmGOLF
PGA: Farmers Insurance Open4:00pmCBS
LPGA: Drive On Championship4:00pmGOLF
TENNISTIME ETTV
Australian Open: Women’s Final9:00pmESPN
COLLEGE HOCKEYTIME ETTV
Alaska-Fairbanks vs Long Island University2:00pmESPN+
Minnesota vs Michigan State4:00pmBTN
Colorado College vs Western Michigan6:00pmNCHC.tv
Ohio State vs Penn State6:00pmB1G+
Colgate vs Harvard7:00pmESPN+
Cornell vs Dartmouth7:00pmESPN+
Clarkson vs St. Lawrence7:00pmESPN+
New Hampshire vs Vermont7:00pmESPN+
Wisconsin vs Michigan7:00pmB1G+
UMass Lowell vs Providence7:00pmESPN+
Northeastern vs Merrimack7:00pmESPN+
Omaha vs St. Cloud State7:00pmNCHC.tv
Boston College vs Boston University7:00pmESPN+
Clarkson vs St. Lawrence7:00pmESPN+
Denver vs North Dakota7:07pmMidco Sports
Miami vs Minnesota Duluth8:07pmNCHC.tv
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Denver vs Omaha12:00amSummit
Memphis vs Rice12:00amESPN+
Michigan vs Michigan State12:00pmB1G+
UMass vs Rhode Island12:00pmESPN+
Western Michigan vs Central Michigan1:00pmESPN+
Coastal Carolina vs UL Monroe1:00pmESPN+
Santa Clara vs Saint Mary’s1:00pmESPN+
Georgia State vs Old Dominion1:00pmESPN+
Ball State vs Eastern Michigan1:00pmESPN+
Miami (OH) vs Ohio1:00pmESPN+
Western Illinois vs Morehead State1:00pmESPN+
MTSU vs FIU1:00pmESPN+
Manhattan vs Iona1:00pmESPN+
Harvard vs Yale1:00pmESPN+
Cleveland State vs Detroit Mercy1:00pmESPN+
South Carolina Upstate vs Gardner-Webb1:00pmESPN+
Middle Tennessee vs Florida International1:00pmESPN+
Robert Morris vs Youngstown State1:30pmESPN+
Mercer vs Furman2:00pmESPN+
Holy Cross vs Lehigh2:00pmESPN+
Lafayette vs Boston University2:00pmESPN+
Tennessee State vs Eastern Illinois2:00pmESPN+
American University vs Colgate2:00pmESPN+
Lindenwood vs UT Martin2:00pmESPN+
Tennessee Tech vs SIU Edwardsville2:00pmESPN+
Bellarmine vs Jacksonville2:00pmESPN+
Chattanooga vs Western Carolina2:00pmESPN+
Davidson vs Saint Joseph’s2:00pmESPN+
Central Arkansas vs Kennesaw State2:00pmESPN+
Eastern Kentucky vs North Florida2:00pmESPN+
North Alabama vs Queens (NC)2:00pmESPN+
Kent State vs Bowling Green2:00pmESPN+
Akron vs Northern Illinois2:00pmESPN+
New Orleans vs McNeese2:00pmESPN+
Marshall vs Georgia Southern2:00pmESPN+
George Washington vs Fordham2:00pmESPN+
Louisiana Tech vs New Mexico State2:00pmESPN+
Southeast Missouri State vs Little Rock2:00pmESPN+
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs Northwestern State2:00pmESPN+
Rider vs Saint Peter’s2:00pmESPN+
Maine vs Binghamton2:00pmESPN+
Canisius vs Fairfield2:00pmESPN+
Houston vs UCF2:00pmESPN+
Iowa State vs West Virginia2:00pmESPN+
St. Thomas vs North Dakota2:00pmSummit
FDU vs Sacred Heart2:00pmNEC Front Row
Jacksonville State vs Liberty2:00pmESPN+
Le Moyne vs LIU2:00pmNEC Front Row
Louisiana Tech vs NM State2:00pmESPN+
Providence vs Xavier2:00pmFloSports
Nebraska vs Iowa2:00pmBTN
Bryant vs Vermont2:00pmESPN+
Northern Kentucky vs Purdue Fort Wayne2:00pmESPN+
Cornell vs Princeton2:00pmESPN+
Columbia vs Pennsylvania2:00pmESPN+
Iowa State vs West Virginia2:00pmESPN+
Houston vs UCF2:00pmESPN+
Presbyterian vs Radford2:00pmESPN+
UNC Asheville vs Charleston Southern2:00pmESPN+
Mid-Atlantic Christian vs Longwood2:00pmESPN+
New Hampshire vs Albany2:00pmESPN+
Memphis vs Rice3:00pmESPN+
San José State vs Colorado State3:00pmMWN
New Mexico vs Air Force3:00pmMWN
Texas State vs Louisiana3:00pmESPN+
Arkansas State vs Troy3:00pmESPN+
Houston Christian vs Incarnate Word3:00pmESPN+
Northern Iowa vs Bradley3:00pmESPN+
Kansas City vs South Dakota3:00pmSummit
Stetson vs Lipscomb3:00pmESPN+
TCU vs Texas Tech3:00pmESPN+
Dartmouth vs Brown3:00pmESPN+
UMBC vs NJIT3:00pmESPN+
UTSA vs SMU3:00pmESPN+
TCU vs Texas Tech3:00pmESPN+
Rutgers vs Wisconsin3:00pmB1G+
Cincinnati vs Texas3:00pmLHN
Army vs Bucknell3:30pmESPN+
UT Arlington vs Grand Canyon4:00pmESPN+
Wyoming vs Fresno State4:00pmMWN
Boise State vs San Diego State4:00pmMWN
Appalachian State vs James Madison4:00pmESPN+
Southern Miss vs South Alabama4:00pmESPN+
Seattle U vs Utah Valley4:00pmESPN+
Tarleton vs Utah Tech4:00pmESPN+
Abilene Christian vs Southern Utah4:00pmESPN+
Sam Houston vs UTEP4:00pmESPN+
Stephen F. Austin vs California Baptist4:00pmESPN+
Siena vs Quinnipiac4:00pmESPN+
Weber State vs Idaho State4:00pmESPN+
Portland State vs Montana State4:00pmESPN+
Eastern Washington vs Northern Arizona4:00pmESPN+
Idaho vs Northern Colorado4:00pmESPN+
Sacramento State vs Montana4:00pmESPN+
Tulsa vs Charlotte4:00pmESPN+
SE Louisiana vs Lamar4:00pmESPN+
Nicholls vs Texas A&M-Commerce4:30pmESPN+
Navy vs Loyola (MD)5:00pmESPN+
Nevada vs UNLV5:00pmMWN
Pepperdine vs Loyola Marymount5:00pmESPN+
Portland vs San Diego5:00pmESPN+
Gonzaga vs San Francisco5:00pmESPN+
Drake vs Illinois State5:00pmESPN+
UC Davis vs UC San Diego5:00pmESPN+
Rider vs Mount St. Mary’s5:00pmESPN+
Cal State Fullerton vs Cal State Bakersfield5:00pmESPN+
UC Irvine vs Cal State Northridge5:00pmESPN+
Hawai’i vs Cal Poly5:00pmESPN+
BYU vs Kansas State5:00pmESPN+
Butler vs Marquette5:00pmFloSports
UC Riverside vs Long Beach State6:00pmESPN+
Florida Atlantic vs Wichita State7:00pmESPN+
Kansas vs Oklahoma7:00pmESPN+
Winthrop vs High Point7:00pmESPN+
Florida Gulf Coast vs Austin Peay7:00pmESPN+
Buffalo vs Toledo7:00pmESPN+
Notre Dame vs UConn8:00pmFOX

What to Watch: Saturday, 1/27/23

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Kansas at Iowa State1:30pmCBS

The Kansas Jayhawks leads all time series 126-51 versus Iowa State Cyclone. Last time both teams met was in 2023 which Kansas won 71-58 versus Iowa State. Since 2019 Kansas is 8-2 overall and 3-1 on the road versus Iowa State.

NBATIME ETTV
Philadelphia at Denver5:30pmABC

The Philadelphia 76ers leads all time series 54-43 versus Denver Nuggets. Last season the 76ers and Nuggets regular season series was tied 1-1. Denver is 26-21 all time at home versus Philadelphia. The 76ers are 1-0 versus the Nuggets in the 2023-24 regular season.

LA Lakers at Golden State8:00pmABC

The Los Angeles Lakers leads all time series 290-186 versus Golden State Warriors. Last season the Lakers lead regular season series 3-1 versus the Warriors. Golden State is 107-94 all time at home versus Los Angeles. This is the first matchup between both teams of the 2023-24 regular season.

NHLTIME ETTV
Boston at Philadelphia12:30pmNHLN
NESN
NBCS-PHI

The Boston Bruins leads all time series 136-90-21 versus Philadelphia Flyers. Last season the Bruins lead regular season series 3-0 versus the Flyers. Philadelphia is 44-53-10 all time at home versus Boston. This is the first matchup between both teams of the 2023-24 regular season.

Vegas at Detroit7:00pmScripps
Bally Sports

The Detroit Red Wings leads all time series 5-4 versus Vegas Golden Knights. Last season the Red Wings and Golden Knights regular season series was tied 1-1. Detroit is 2-3 all time at home versus Vegas. This is the first matchup between both teams of the 2023-24 regular season.