INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGIONAL MATCH-UPS
CARROLL (11-0) VS. LAFAYETTE JEFF (9-2)
WESTFIELD (7-3) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (11-0)
CATHEDRAL (9-1) AT BROWNSBURG (10-1)
WARREN CENTRAL (6-5) AT CENTER GROVE (9-2)
MERRILLVILLE (9-2) AT VALPARAISO (8-3)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (10-1) AT MISHAWAKA (10-1)
PLAINFIELD (6-5) AT WHITELAND (10-1)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (9-1) AT CASTLE (7-4)
NORTHRIDGE (8-4) AT NEW PRAIRIE (11-1)
KOKOMO (11-1) AT COLUMBIA CITY (11-1)
NEW PALESTINE (12-0) AT RONCALLI (11-1)
EAST CENTRAL (10-2) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (9-3)
WEST LAFAYETTE (12-0) AT KNOX (9-3)
YORKTOWN (9-3) AT BISHOP CHATARD (8-4)
MONROVIA (5-7) AT OWEN VALLEY (12-0)
LAWRENCEBURG (11-1) VS. SOUTHRIDGE (11-1)
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (9-3) AT ANDREAN (8-3)
BLUFFTON (8-4) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (7-5)
LAPEL (7-5) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (12-0)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (9-3) AT TRITON CENTRAL (10-2)
NORTH JUDSON (11-1) AT PARK TUDOR (9-3)
CARROLL (11-1) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (12-0)
NORTH DECATUR (12-0) AT SHERIDAN (11-1)
PROVIDENCE (9-2) AT LUTHERAN (12-0)
INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS
IBCA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL
1. SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (2-0)
2. BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (1-0)
3. FISHERS (2-0)
4. NOBLESVILLE (1-0)
5. ZIONSVILLE (2-0)
6. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (1-0)
7. LAKE CENTRAL (1-1)
8. EAST CENTRAL (2-0)
9. HOMESTEAD (1-0)
10. FRANKLIN (2-0)
11. WESTFIELD (2-0)
12. MISHAWAKA MARIAN (2-0)
13. FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (1-0)
14. FORT WAYNE SNIDER (1-1)
15. BEN DAVIS (0-1)
16. CROWN POINT (2-0)
17. COLUMBUS EAST (0-0)
18. CENTER GROVE (1-1)
19. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (0-1)
20. NORTHRIDGE (1-0)
ICGSA BASKETBALL POLLS
1. SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (2-0)
2. NOBLESVILLE (1-0)
3. BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (1-0)
4. FISHERS (2-0)
5. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (1-0)
6. ZIONSVILLE (2-0)
7. HOMESTEAD (1-0)
8. FRANKLIN (2-0)
9. EAST CENTRAL (2-0)
10. LAKE CENTRAL (1-1)
1. MISHAWAKA MARIAN (2-0)
2. BENTON CENTRAL (0-0)
3. JAY COUNTY (0-0)
4. NORWELL (1-0)
5. TWIN LAKES (2-0)
6. HAMILTON HEIGHTS (2-0)
6. INDIAN CREEK (1-0)
8. CORYDON CENTRAL (2-0)
9. BELLMONT (0-0)
10. GIBSON SOUTHERN (0-0)
1. FOREST PARK (2-0)
2. WINCHESTER (1-0)
3. UNIVERSITY (3-0)
4. CARROLL (FLORA) (1-0)
5. EASTERN (PEKIN) (2-0)
6. ANDREAN (0-0)
7. PIONEER (1-0)
8. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (0-0)
9. NORTH KNOX (2-0)
10. TRITON CENTRAL (0-1)
1. LANESVILLE (1-0)
2. VINCENNES RIVET (1-0)
3. TECUMSEH (0-0)
4. TRINITY LUTHERAN (0-0)
5. BLUE RIVER (1-0)
6. NORTHEAST DUBOIS (2-0)
7. TRI (1-0)
8. MORGAN TWP. (1-0)
9. CASTON (2-0)
10. JAC-CEN-DEL (0-1)
INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES MONDAY
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|INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS||60||INDIANAPOLIS RIVERSIDE||5|
|INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA||52||INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE||42|
|SOUTH PUTNAM||67||SOUTH VERMILLION||31|
INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL TUESDAY
WEEK 11 SCHEDULE FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA
BALL STATE AT TOLEDO, NOVEMBER 8 AT 8 P.M. (TV: ESPN)
BUTLER AT DRAKE, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M.
HANOVER AT FRANKLIN, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M.
INDIANA AT OHIO STATE, NOVEMBER 12 (TIME TBA) (TV: TBA)
INDIANA STATE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M. (TV: ESPN+)
INDIANA WESLEYAN VS. MADONNA, NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON (TV: ESPN3)
MANCHESTER AT ANDERSON, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M.
MARIAN AT LAWRENCE TECH, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY, NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON (TV: ABC)
PURDUE AT ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 12 (TIME TBA) (TV: TBA)
ROSE-HULMAN AT MT. ST. JOSEPH, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M. (TV: INDIANA SRN)
ST. FRANCIS AT CONCORDIA, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.
TAYLOR VS. SIENA HEIGHTS, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.
TRINE AT KALAMAZOO, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.
UINDY VS. TRUMAN, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M.
VALPARAISO AT MARIST, NOVEMBER 12 AT 11 A.M. (TV: ESPN+)
WABASH AT DEPAUW, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:07 P.M. (TV: XFINITY CHANNEL 81 OR ISC TV)
NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 11
TUESDAY, NOV. 8
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT AKRON | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
OHIO AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
BALL STATE AT TOLEDO | 8 P.M. | ESPN
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT WESTERN MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
BUFFALO AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN2
KENT STATE AT BOWLING GREEN | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
THURSDAY, NOV. 10
TULSA AT MEMPHIS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT LOUISIANA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FRIDAY, NOV. 11
EAST CAROLINA AT CINCINNATI | 8 P.M. | ESPN2
COLORADO AT USC | 9:30 P.M. | FS1
FRESNO STATE AT UNLV | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, NOV. 12
MISSOURI AT TENNESSEE | 12 P.M. | CBS
LSU AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN
INDIANA AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX
VANDERBILT AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
RUTGERS AT MICHIGAN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) | 12 P.M. | ABC
LIBERTY AT UCONN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
OKLAHOMA AT WEST VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | FS1
PURDUE AT ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
VIRGINIA TECH AT DUKE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3
PITT AT VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
SMU AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
UL MONROE AT GEORGIA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON AT OLD DOMINION | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
RICE AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
UMASS AT ARKANSAS STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN3
TEMPLE AT HOUSTON | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA AT OLE MISS | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
LOUISVILLE AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
UCF AT TULANE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2
IOWA STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU
MARYLAND AT PENN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
WISCONSIN AT IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
BOSTON COLLEGE AT NC STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
ARMY AT TROY | 3:30 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
MIAMI (FLA.) AT GEORGIA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
NEW MEXICO AT AIR FORCE | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
APPALACHIAN STATE AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLOTTE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
LOUISIANA TECH AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
ARIZONA STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS
NORTH TEXAS AT UAB | 3:30 P.M. | STADIUM
SOUTH CAROLINA AT FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
LAMAR AT NEW MEXICO STATE | 4 P.M. | FLOFOOTBALL
TEXAS STATE AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN
WASHINGTON AT OREGON | 7 P.M. | FOX
KANSAS STATE AT BAYLOR | 7 P.M. | FS1
KANSAS AT TEXAS TECH | 7 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+
WYOMING AT COLORADO STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT FIU | 7 P.M. | STADIUM
TCU AT TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
NORTH CAROLINA AT WAKE FOREST | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
TEXAS A&M AT AUBURN | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
SOUTHERN MISS AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FLORIDA STATE AT SYRACUSE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
CAL AT OREGON STATE | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS
STANFORD AT UTAH | 10 P.M. | ESPN
ARIZONA AT UCLA | 10:30 P.M. | FOX
SAN JOSE STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
BOISE STATE AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
UTAH STATE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/cfb/wire.asp
NFL MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
BALTIMORE 27 NEW ORLEANS 13
NFL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/fb/wire.asp
NFL WEEK 10
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022
ATLANTA FALCONS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VS TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (MUNICH) 3:30P (CET) 9:30A NFLN
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT BUFFALO BILLS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DETROIT LIONS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
CLEVELAND BROWNS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
HOUSTON TEXANS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DENVER BRONCOS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
DALLAS COWBOYS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
TOP 25 MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD
#1 NORTH CAROLINA 69 NORTH CAROLINA WILMINGTON 56
#2 GONZAGA 104 N. FLORIDA 63
#3 HOUSTON 83 NORTHERN COLORADO 36
#4 KENTUCKY 95 HOWARD 63
#5 KANSAS 89 OMAHA 64
#5 BAYLOR 117 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY 53
#7 DUKE 71 JACKSONVILLE 44
#8 UCLA 76 SACRAMENTO 50
#9 CREIGHTON 72 ST. THOMAS 60
#10 ARKANSAS 76 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 58
#11 TENNESSEE 75 TENNESSEE TECH 43
#12 TEXAS 72 UTEP 57
#13 INDIANA 88 MOREHEAD STATE 53
#14 TCU 73 ARKANSAS PINE BLUFF 72
#15 AUBURN 70 GEORGE MASON 52
#16 VILLANOVA 81 LASALLE 68
#17 ARIZONA 117 NICHOLLS 75
#18 VIRGINIA 73 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 61
#19 SAN DIEGO STATE 80 CAL STATE FULLERTON 57
#20 ALABAMA 75 LONGWOOD 54
#21 OREGON 80 FLORIDA A&M 45
#22 MICHIGAN 75 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 56
#24 DAYTON 73 LINWOOD 46
#25 TEXAS TECH 73 NORTHWESTERN STATE 49
BALL STATE 109 EARLHAM 39
BUTLER 89 NEW ORLEANS 53
INDIANA STATE 80 GREEN BAY 53
IOWA STATE 88 IUPUI 39
EVANSVILLE 78 MIAMI OHIO 74
MICHIGAN STATE 73 NORTHERN ARIZONA 55
MARYLAND 71 NIAGARA 49
PENN STATE 93 WINTHROP 68
OHIO STATE 91 ROBERT MORRIS 53
IOWA 89 BETHUNE COOKMAN 58
RUTGERS 75 COLUMBIA 35
WISCONSIN 85 SOUTH DAKOTA 59
NORTHWESTERN 85 CHICAGO STATE 54
NEBRASKA 79 MAINE 66
MINNESOTA 61 WESTERN MICHIGAN 60
COMPLETE TV SCHEDULE, NOVEMBER 7-13: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/conferences/schedule/_/id/52/ncaa-basketball-conference
TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORESBOARD
#1 SOUTH CAROLINA 101 EASTERN TENNESSEE 31
#2 STANFORD 86 SAN DIEGO STATE 48
#4 IOWA 87 SOUTHERN 34
#7 LOUISVILLE 87 CINCINNATI 68
#8 IOWA STATE 87 CLEVELAND STATE 54
#9 NOTRE DAME 88 NORTHERN ILLINOIS 48
#10 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 82 QUINNIPIAC 45
#13 VIRGINIA TECH 101 MOUNT ST. MARY 45
#15 OKLAHOMA 105 ORAL ROBERTS 94
#16 LSU 125 BELLARMINE 50
#17 MARYLAND 88 GEORGE MASON 51
#18 BAYLOR 88 LAMAR 50
#20 OREGON 100 NORTHWESTERN 57
#21 CREIGHTON 78 #23 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 69
#22 NEBRASKA 100 OMAHA 36
#24 PRINCETON 67 TEMPLE 49
MICHIGAN STATE 86 DELAWARE STATE 37
RUTGERS 73 HOFSTRA 68
MINNESOTA 75 WESTERN ILLINOIS 45
WISCONSIN 58 MILWAUKEE 49
PURDUE FORT WAYNE 90 GOSHEN 45
ILLINOIS CHICAGO 52 IUPUI 50
VALPARAISO 71 CENTRAL MICHIGAN 64
TENNESSEE TECH 68 BALL STATE 63
WASHINGTON 108 CHARLOTTE 100
HOUSTON 134 ORLANDO 127
DETROIT 112 OKLAHOMA CITY 103
INDIANA 129 NEW ORLEANS 122
PHILADELPHIA 100 PHOENIX 88
ATLANTA 117 MILWAUKEE 98
PORTLAND 110 MIAMI 107
CHICAGO 111 TORONTO 97
BOSTON 109 MEMPHIS 106
NEW YORK 120 MINNESOTA 107
DENVER 115 SAN ANTONIO 109
DALLAS 96 BROOKLYN 94
GOLDEN STATE 116 SACRAMENTO 113
UTAH 139 LA LAKERS 116
LA CLIPPERS 119 CLEVELAND 117
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/scoreboard.asp
NBA WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/wire.asp
BOSTON 3 ST. LOUIS 1
NY ISLANDERS 4 CALGARY 3
WASHINGTON 5 EDMONTON 4
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/scoreboard.asp
NHL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/wire.asp
TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES
DRAKE, HOUSTON LEAD RAVENS PAST SAINTS FOR 3RD STRAIGHT WIN
NEW ORLEANS (AP) Kenyan Drake rushed for 93 yards and two touchdowns, Justin Houston had an interception to go with his third straight multiple-sack game, and the Baltimore Ravens beat the New Orleans Saints 27-13 on Monday night.
Lamar Jackson passed for a touchdown and frustrated New Orleans (3-6) with his mobility, rushing for 82 yards and exhibiting an array of jump cuts and spin moves while helping Baltimore (6-3) win its third straight and remain atop the AFC North, one game ahead of Cincinnati.
The Saints entered the game with a chance to pull into a three-way tie atop the anemic NFC South with Atlanta and Tampa Bay. Instead, they were outclassed by a Baltimore team missing several offensive starters, including tight end Mark Andrews and running back Gus Edwards.
The Ravens converted nine of 15 third downs and had 319 total yards. The Saints were 3 of 11 on third down and finished with 243 yards. Baltimore possessed the ball for 37:47.
Andy Dalton passed for 210 yards and New Orleans’ lone touchdown to tight end Juwan Johnson, which came in when the game was virtually out of reach in the fourth quarter. Alvin Kamara was limited to 62 yards from scrimmage, his lowest output in five games.
Dalton was sacked four times and his interception came on a pass tipped by Brent Urban. The play set up Drake’s second TD.
Baltimore’s defense was stifling on New Orleans’ first four possessions, limiting the Saints to 13 combined plays.
Consequently, the stamina of New Orleans’ defense was tested as the unit contended with the elusive Jackson for 19:31 of the first half. Baltimore’s star QB didn’t let that time go to waste.
While rolling right, he found tight end Isaiah Likely running a flag pattern for a 24-yard score to make it 7-0 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, Jackson orchestrated a 12-play, 81-yard drive during which he ran for gains of 7, 16 and 12 yards. Drake capped it off by running into the end zone virtually untouched from a yard out for a 14-0 lead.
Wil Lutz got the Saints on the board with a field goal as time expired in the half – but not before Dalton overthrew open receiver Maquez Callaway in the end zone.
Jackson finished 12 of 22 passing for 133 yards without an interception.
The Saints held a halftime ceremony to honor the late linebacker Sam Mills, who was inducted posthumously into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this past summer.
Appearing on the field in gold jackets were Saints Hall of Famers Rickey Jackson, Willie Roaf and Morten Andersen, along with linebacker Pat Swilling, who was part of the famed “Dome Patrol” linebacker corps that also included Jackson, Mills, and Vaughan Johnson.
Their coach, Jim Mora, also appeared while a video montage of Mills’ Saints highlights were played on the Superdome video boards.
Ravens: Right tackle Morgan Moses received attention on the field during the third quarter.
Saints: Center Erik McCoy had to be helped off the field with a calf injury late in the second quarter. Pete Werner was carted to the locker room in the third quarter with an ankle injury. Defensive end Marcus Davenport left in the second half with a calf injury.
Ravens: After a bye, host Carolina on Nov. 20.
Saints: Visit Pittsburgh on Sunday.
PANTHERS FIRE 2 COACHES AFTER EMBARRASSING LOSS TO BENGALS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Carolina Panthers interim coach Steve Wilks fired two of his assistants on Monday, less than 24 hours after the team’s embarrassing 42-21 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in which it allowed a franchise-record 35 points in the first half.
Wilks fired cornerbacks coach Evan Cooper and defensive line coach Paul Pasqualoni.
Cooper has been with the Panthers since 2020, while Pasqualoni, the former head coach at Syracuse, joined the Panthers this offseason.
Defensive assistant Bobby Maffei will take on added responsibilities with the defensive backs, with interim defensive coordinator Al Holcomb playing a more prominent role in that area, too. Pass rush specialist Don Johnson and assistant defensive line coach Terrance Knighton will continue to coach the defensive line without Pasqualoni.
The Panthers (2-7) host the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night.
BILLS QB ALLEN’S STATUS UNCERTAIN WITH THROWING ELBOW INJURY
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Josh Allen is nursing a sore right throwing elbow, leaving cause for concern over the Buffalo Bills starter’s status against the NFC North-leading Minnesota Vikings this weekend.
Coach Sean McDermott on Monday would only say he’s awaiting the results of tests to determine the severity of the injury sustained a day earlier in a 20-17 loss to the New York Jets.
He said it was premature to say whether Allen could practice this week or play.
“The one definite thing I can tell you is we all know how competitive he is, and I would never count him out,” McDermott said. “We’re just taking it one day at a time.”
Allen played down the injury following the game by saying: “There’s some slight pain, but we’ll get through it.”
If Allen is unavailable for this weekend, the Bills (6-2) would turn to veteran backup Case Keenum to face the Vikings (7-1), one of the 10-year journeyman’s former teams. Acquired in a trade with Cleveland in March, Keenum has appeared in two games this season in mop-up duty.
Allen was hurt two plays into Buffalo’s desperation final drive when Jets defensive lineman Bryce Huff knocked the ball loose as the quarterback had has arm ready to pass.
Huff burst in from Allen’s right and got both hands down on the quarterback’s arm to bend his elbow awkwardly.
The fumble was recovered by Bills lineman Ryan Bates for a 19-yard loss, and left Allen flexing his right hand afterward. On the next play, Allen bounced a pass short intended for Stefon Diggs, but then showed no limitations in launching a deep pass up the left sideline, where Gabe Davis couldn’t bring the ball in on fourth down.
McDermott did announce starting defensive tackle Greg Rousseau sustained a high ankle sprain and will be listed as week to week.
Allen is in his fifth season and hasn’t missed a start since his rookie year when he was sidelined for four games because of a sprained elbow. The 2018 first-round pick out of Wyoming entered Monday ranking fourth in the NFL with 2,403 yards passing with 19 touchdowns and eight interceptions, and also leads the team with 392 yards rushing and four touchdowns.
He holds the Bills single-season records in almost every passing and scoring category.
Keenum last started in the Browns’ 2021 season-ending 21-16 win over Cincinnati in which he finished 17 of 24 for 176 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.
Keenum’s best season came with the Vikings in 2017, when he finished 11-3, and was most remembered for his 61-yard touchdown pass to now-Bills teammate Stefon Diggs as time expired to secure a 29-24 win over New Orleans in the NFC divisional round of the playoffs.
Overall, Keenum has a 29-35 record with just two starts – both wins – since going 1-7 with Washington in 2019.
GIANTS S MCKINNEY OUT A FEW WEEKS WITH BYE WEEK HAND INJURY
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney injured a hand while on vacation in Mexico during the bye week and will miss a few weeks.
McKinney tweeted about the injury on Monday and the Giants confirmed the tweet. New York returns to action Sunday against Houston at MetLife Stadium.
“During our bye week, I went away to Cabo,” McKinney tweeted. “While there, I joined a group for a guided sight-seeing tour on ATVs. Unfortunately, I had an accident and injured my hand. The injury will keep me sidelined for a few weeks. I will do everything I can to get back as quickly as possible so I can contribute to what we’re building here in New York.”
McKinney did not disclose the nature of his injury. The Giants did not know which hand McKinney hurt and the exact nature of the injury.
The Giants have a 6-2 record under first-year coach Brian Daboll. They are in position to end a run of five straight losing seasons and make the playoffs for the first time since 2016.
McKinney is one of the young stars of the defense, and the player who relays coordinator Wink Martindale’s calls to the team on the field . He has started every game and is fourth on the team with 38 tackles. He also has a sack, a forced fumble and four passes defended. He has great range in the secondary and led the team with five interceptions last season.
Rookie Dane Belton and veteran Landon Collins, who recently returned to the Giants as a free agent, will pick up more work with McKinney out.
NO. 1 TAR HEELS HOLD DOWN UNCW IN OPENING WIN
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) Players for No. 1 North Carolina provided reminders that this was just the beginning Monday night.
Caleb Love and RJ Davis scored 17 points apiece and the Tar Heels started a season of grand expectations by pulling away from UNC Wilmington with a 69-56 victory Monday night.
“I think we all came out a little rusty,” senior forward Armando Bacot said. “It’s not easy winning game. I’m glad it’s the first game and not later on in the season.”
Bacot added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Tar Heels, who were perhaps most impressive at the defensive end. UNCW shot just 29.8 % from the field.
The Tar Heels, who were the NCAA Tournament runner-up in April, began the new season with the top ranking for the first time in seven years. It’s a record 10th time that North Carolina has been ranked No. 1 to start a season – one more than rival Duke.
“We didn’t hit our stride last year til January, February,” forward Leaky Black said. “It’s a win. It’s Day 1, literally. I’m excited for the potential that we have. Rome wasn’t built in a day.”
Trazarien White scored 19 points for UNCW, which faced a top-ranked team for the first time in program history. Skykeim Phillips had 11 points and Donovan Newby added 10. The Seahawks went 4-for-16 on 3-pointers.
“For us to stick to the process is important,” UNCW coach Takayo Siddle said. “I think that’s something to build on.”
After an incredible NCAA tournament run for the Tar Heels last spring, second-year coach Hubert Davis knows it will take time to return to that level.
“It gives us a really good baseline on what we need to work on and improve at,” Coach Davis said. “My hope is that it was first-game anxiousness and nervousness.”
North Carolina led 32-21 at halftime behind Davis’ 11 points, but it wasn’t easy.
“We were rushing and taking bad shots,” Bacot said. “It’s a marathon, not a sprint. It’s the first game.”
It was tied 17-17 with six minutes to go in the first half before a 12-2 run for the Tar Heels, who missed 10 of their first 14 shots prior to that spurt.
The Tar Heels have won their first game of a season for 18 years in a row. North Carolina has won 21 consecutive Smith Center openers.
North Carolina reserves managed only six points. UNCW held a 37-32 rebounding edge.
“They held me to nine rebounds,” said Bacot, a preseason All-American. “I would say that’s probably a bad game for me.”
North Carolina was credited with four assists, matching its lowest total since a double-overtime loss to Texas A&M in the 1980 NCAA Tournament.
“One of the things that we pride ourselves on is passing up good shots to get great shots,” Coach Davis said. “That just wasn’t there.”
That was all part of awkward offense.
“At times, we couldn’t even catch the basketball,” Coach Davis said. “I know we have a veteran group, but it was a first game.”
On the flip side, UNCW’s three assists were the fewest for a North Carolina opponent since December 1975 vs. Kentucky.
UNCW: The Seahawks were competitive for most of the game and provided a good deal of the physicality in the game. They pulled in 16 offensive rebounds, though they had lots of opportunities for those considering their horrid shooting touch. It was probably a good barometer for the Seahawks while they fell to 0-6 all-time vs. North Carolina.
“We emphasize rebounding,” Siddle said. “That’s part of who we are with offensive rebounding. I wish we could have made a few more shots.”
North Carolina: This wasn’t the smoothest performance for the Tar Heels, but they’ll have time to address glitches as they’ll play their first four games at home. With four starters returning from last season’s team, there’s plenty of experience in the lineup. Northwestern transfer Pete Nance completed the starting five. This was the 47th straight win against in-state, non-conference competition for the Tar Heels.
UNCW: Friday at home vs. Allen
North Carolina: Friday at home vs. College of Charleston
TIMME SCORES 22 AS NO. 2 GONZAGA BEATS NORTH FLORIDA 104-63
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) North Florida took a 10-8 lead early against No. 2 Gonzaga, but that just seemed to ignite Drew Timme and the Bulldogs.
Gonzaga went on a 26-0 run, helped by eight North Florida turnovers, to build a big lead they never relinquished.
“That’s as good a stretch as we’ve had all year,” Coach Mark Few said after Gonzaga posted a 104-63 victory in the season opener for both teams. “We got our hands on a lot of balls.”
“We played with great intensity,” Few said, adding that North Florida is a team that can score a lot.
Timme, a player of the year candidate, led all scorers with 22 points, Julian Strawther added 16 and six Zags finished in double figures.
Anton Watson had 10 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals for Gonzaga (1-0), which won its 68th consecutive home game, the nation’s longest such streak.
“I think he was terrific in the first half,” Few said of Watson. “He got us going and made a lot of plays.”
The Bulldogs, who have led the nation in scoring for four consecutive seasons, shot 63% in the game while holding the Ospreys to 36%.
Carter Hendricksen scored 16 points, Jadyn Parker 13 and Jose Placer 12 for North Florida (0-1), a veteran-laden team from the Atlantic Sun Conference that returned its top four scorers from last season.
“You can’t let someone go on a 26-0 run,” North Florida coach Matthew Driscoll said. “We had too many turnovers that led to easy baskets.”
Transfer Malachi Smith had seven points during the big Gonzaga run and finished with 15.
“Malachi is getting a little more comfortable out there and getting more assertive,” Few said.
The Bulldogs closed the first half with an 11-2 run, holding North Florida without a field goal for the final 4:30, to take a 53-23 halftime lead.
Gonzaga shot 65% in the first half, led by Timme’s 16 points, while the Ospreys shot 28%. North Florida committed 13 turnovers in the first, which Gonzaga converted into 20 points.
Rasir Bolton hit a pair of 3-pointers as Gonzaga pushed its lead to 71-34 with 15 minutes left in the game. North Florida did not threaten again.
North Florida returned Placer (14.7 points per game), Hendricksen (12.2 ppg), Jarius Hicklen (12 ppg) and Parker (8.3 ppg) from last year’s team. “This isn’t the first rodeo for these guys,” Driscoll said. “We play this kind of schedule every year.”
Timme and Strawther were named Monday to the 50-player watch list for the Naismith Trophy, presented annually to college basketball’s top player. Timme was an Associated Press second-team All-America last season and won the Karl Malone Award, presented to the nation’s top power forward.
North Florida: The Ospreys were picked to finish fifth in the A-SUN coaches’ poll. They finished 11-20 last season, 7-9 in the league. North Florida also faces No. 3 Houston and No. 4 Kentucky this year.
Gonzaga: The Zags largely succeeded in avoiding the rough second half performances that showed up in exhibition games against Tennessee and NAIA Warner Pacific. They have won 18 consecutive regular-season openers.
North Florida plays at Washington on Friday.
Gonzaga plays Michigan State on an aircraft carrier in San Diego on Friday.
REEVES, FREDRICK LEAD NO. 4 KENTUCKY PAST HOWARD 95-63
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Antonio Reeves scored 22 points, CJ Fredrick had 20 and Kentucky opened the season by beating Howard 95-63 on Monday night with All-American Oscar Tshiebwe and two other players sidelined.
Tshiebwe, the consensus national player of the year, had a procedure last month on his right knee and anticipated being back for the opener. But other than some pregame stretching and receiving his Naismith Trophy – one of six awards he collected last spring along with being named Associated Press player of the year – he was a bystander and cheerleader.
Point guard Sahvir Wheeler (right leg) leg and sophomore forward Daimion Collins (personal reasons) were also out, leaving the Wildcats with eight scholarship players. They still shot 55% against the overmatched Bison.
Reeves, an Illinois State transfer who averaged 20.1 points per game last season for the Redbirds, hit 6 of 12 from 3-point range and 8 of 16 overall. Fredrick, who transferred from Iowa but missed last season with a hamstring injury, shot 6 of 9 overall and 2 of 5 from beyond the arc.
“Chemistry was definitely out there,” Reeves said. “We all moved the ball pretty well. (We) ran the floor pretty well – rebounded and got a couple of assists through there. I think the whole team had a great game today and we just have to move on to the next game.”
Added Fredrick, “I was just so locked in on what I had to do to get a win that I didn’t think about being out so long.”
Jacob Toppin and freshman Cason Wallace each added 15 points for Kentucky, which made 34 of 62 shots from the field and 11 of 24 3-pointers. Toppin also had 11 rebounds.
Kobe Dickson made 8 of 9 shots for 17 points and Elijah Hawkins had 14 for Howard, which shot 34%. The Bison briefly led 3-2 but were soon overwhelmed by the longer, faster Wildcats.
Kentucky led 49-26 at halftime and shot 58% in the second half to extend its advantage. The Wildcats made 16 of 28 free throws and outscored the Bison just 36-28 in the lane, but both were enough to offset the absence of 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe.
“The biggest thing is we’re doing it without that post presence right now,” coach John Calipari said. “We’re not able to get in there like we’d like to. But CJ and Antonio. … Antonio was unbelievable.”
BRUSH WITH HISTORY
Wallace finished with nine assists and eight rebounds, nearly becoming the first Kentucky player with a triple-double since Isaiah Briscoe and De’Aaron Fox each recorded one in 2016.
“I didn’t know until late in the game,” Wallace said. “Lance (Ware) was like `Yo, everybody box out, let Cason get the rebound.’ That’s my man right there. … I’m getting one this year.”
Howard: The Bison didn’t convert consecutive baskets until late in the first half and only four times all night. They did manage to lead Kentucky on the glass for a while, especially offensively (13-10), but were no match once Kentucky became more assertive. Howard was 7 of 25 from long range and struggled to get back on the other end.
“Some of the things we did offensively really hurt us on the defensive end,” coach Kenneth Blakeney said. “We didn’t execute our offense, we struggled to get into our offense, we struggled through our plays. All credit to Kentucky and their defense. They did an outstanding job of taking us out of our plays.”
Kentucky: The absences of all three regulars opened up a lot of minutes for others, and the results were encouraging. Reeves and Fredrick were a strong backcourt tandem, and the Wildcats showed depth in outscoring Howard’s bench 32-15.
Howard hosts UDC on Wednesday night in the first of three meetings between Washington-area schools.
Kentucky hosts Duquesne on Friday night.
YOUNG SITS, BUT MURRAY, HAWKS HAND BUCKS 1ST LOSS OF SEASON
ATLANTA (AP) Dejounte Murray scored 25 points, rookie A.J. Griffin came off the bench in Trae Young’s absence to add a career-high 24 and the Atlanta Hawks snapped the Milwaukee Bucks’ season-opening, nine-game winning streak with a 117-98 victory on Monday night.
Giannis Antetokounmpo returned from a one-game absence with a sore left knee to score 25 points for the Bucks, who were attempting to become the first team to begin a season 10-0 since the 2014-15 Golden State Warriors got off to a 24-0 start.
“We got more aggressive in the third and fourth quarter and were able to beat the best team in the league tonight,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said. “Offensively, I thought we had really good movement, made them work and were patient and we didn’t settle for the quick shots like we did in the first game against them.”
Young, Atlanta’s leader in points and assists, missed the game with right shin soreness. Griffin filled in admirably, logging 31 minutes and going 10 of 15 from the field.
“Coach told me to be ready early,” Griffin said. “Just to have that mindset, rise to the occasion, take the challenge. You know you put in the work. Credit to the coaches and my teammates to support me. Feeling like family.”
The Bucks committed a season-high 19 turnovers, leading to 22 Atlanta points.
Milwaukee’s winning streak was tied for the second-longest under fifth-year coach Mike Budenholzer and the longest since winning 18 in a row in 2019-20.
Atlanta took its first lead with 9:20 left in the third quarter when Murray hit a 17-footer that made it 62-60. The Hawks went up by as many as nine twice, the second time when Murray’s 17-footer made it 89-80 in the closing seconds of the third.
The Hawks outscored Milwaukee 37-22 in the third.
“They got the best of us tonight,” Bucks forward Bobby Portis said. “They made shots and spread the basketball around. They had more energy than us tonight. It showed.”
Brook Lopez hit a 3 midway through the first quarter for the game’s first double-digit lead. A third 3 by Grayson Allen made it 21-8, and the Hawks called timeout. Atlanta trailed by as much as 14 in the first half but went on a 21-9 run that trimmed the lead to two on Onyeka Okongwu’s baseline jumper midway through the second quarter.
Antetokounmpo followed a couple of possessions later in combining with Jrue Holiday on an alley-oop dunk, and Holiday buried a long jumper to make it 45-39. The Bucks led 58-52 at halftime.
The Hawks (7-3) are off to their best start to a season through 10 games since the 2016-17 team went 8-2.
“Basketball is a game of runs, and like I kept telling the group, `They made their run’ and were making a bunch of 3s – it wasn’t going to be like that all night,” Murray said. “We’ve got to continue to fight and fight and things will go our way.”
Bucks: Lopez has blocked at least one shot in each game this season. … Led by three apiece from Grayson Allen and Lopez, Milwaukee hit 11 3s in the first half, but the Bucks had just two 3s after intermission. … F Sandro Mamukelashvili, cleared from concussion protocol, played the final six minutes.
Hawks: Have won four straight at home against Milwaukee. … Dating to last March 3, the Hawks have scored at least 100 points in 31 consecutive games, the fifth-longest such streak in franchise history. It’s the second-longest active streak in the NBA to New Orleans’ 36 straight.
This game marked the sixth time that the Holiday brothers have played in the same game. Jrue Holiday dropped to 5-1 in those meetings. Jrue Holiday finished with 16 points for the Bucks. Justin Holiday had 14 for Atlanta. Aaron Holiday started in Young’s spot and scored four points.
Bucks: At Oklahoma City on Wednesday.
Hawks: Host Utah on Wednesday.
JAZZ ROLL PAST LAKERS AGAIN, 139-116 WITH LEBRON SITTING
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Lauri Markkanen scored 23 points, Jordan Clarkson added 22 and the Utah Jazz beat Los Angeles 139-116 on Monday night, their second victory over the short-handed Lakers in four days.
Utah set season highs in points scored, field goals made, and field goal percentage. The Jazz made 53 field goals while shooting 56.4% from the field. They made 16 3-pointers en route to scoring at least 130 points for the third time in 12 games.
Seven Jazz players scored in double figures.
“We got literally like 12 guys that can go out there and cause a problem with mismatches or with their abilities on the court,” point guard Mike Conley said.
LeBron James was sidelined along with Lonnie Walker IV and Patrick Beverley, leaving Los Angeles with only 11 available players.
Anthony Davis scored a season-high 29 points and Russell Westbrook added 22 points off the bench as Los Angeles fell to 2-8.
“I don’t want to be 2-8 at all,” Davis said. “We got guys out . you got to look at big picture as it’s only been 10 games, but 2-8 is a hard pill to swallow.”
Clarkson hit four three pointers – the final one beating the buzzer – to help Utah grab a 42-34 lead going into the second quarter. He totaled 15 points in the first quarter.
The Lakers trailed throughout the second quarter but made four straight baskets, highlighted by a pair of dunks from Davis, to cut the deficit to one at 67-66. Utah countered with three-point plays from Collin Sexton and Markkanen to keep Los Angeles from going in front before halftime.
When the shots didn’t fall as easily in the second half, the Lakers were unable to keep up because they struggled to get stops with any meaningful consistency.
“We want to change that tone, change that culture to be one of these physical teams where the opposing team feels us,” Los Angeles coach Darvin Ham said.
The Jazz opened the third quarter on a 10-2 run to push its lead back to double digits. Utah made four straight baskets, punctuated by a 3-pointer from Conley that put the Jazz ahead 86-73.
Davis closed the gap to 92-85 with a three-point play. That’s as close as the Lakers could get. The Jazz used a 16-5 run sparked by back-to-back Markkanen baskets to push their lead to 108-90 late in the third quarter.
“They’re playing with a lot of passion and joy out there,” Jazz coach Will Hardy said. “The ball’s flying around and they’re happy for each other. Everybody gets to touch it and nobody feels like they’re not included in the game.”
NO QUICK FIXES
The Lakers are a half-game ahead of last-place Houston in the Western Conference after 10 games. The Lakers yielded an average of 134.5 points in the two losses to the Jazz, who shot better than 50% in both games.
“We have lost all of our defensive intensity and that’s what is killing us,” Davis said.
It’s a problem for a club with a massive payroll and limited options for reshaping the roster. Ham said the onus is on his team to utilize their existing talent and skills to generate a winning culture again.
“We need to step up and play better,” Ham said. “We can’t go out and get people, we are already a repeat tax offender. We can’t spend money to build a team. We already have three big-time, first-ballot future Hall of Famers that a chuck of our budget is spent on and there’s only so much left.”
Lakers: Kendrick Nunn scored a season-high 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting. . Wenyen Gabriel matched his career high with three steals.
Jazz: Conley dished out a season-high 12 assists. . Markkanen did not make his first basket of the game until midway through the second quarter. . Utah is averaging 41 first-quarter points against the Lakers this season.
Lakers visit the Clippers on Wednesday.
Jazz visit the Hawks on Wednesday.
TATUM’S 39 POINTS HELP CELTICS HOLD ON TO BEAT GRIZZLIES
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Jayson Tatum scored 39 points, including a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left, and the Boston Celtics held on for a 109-106 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night.
The Grizzlies inbounded the ball after Tatum’s free throws, but Ja Morant slipped in the backcourt and never got off a shot to tie the game against a team that tried to make it tough for him defensively.
“That’s really our identity,” Tatum said. “We’re shooting the ball well for the most part, but the thing that helped us get to the championship last year was defending Brooklyn, defending Miami and Milwaukee and things like that. Defense is going to get us ultimately to where we want to get to.”
Morant finished with 30 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Desmond Bane had 19 points for Memphis.
“I thought our guys kept battling and kept it really close and didn’t let it get away from us,” said Memphis coach Taylor Jenkins, whose team trailed by as many as 14 points. “We had our chances at the end. Credit the Celtics for making plays.”
Jaylen Brown had 21 points and nine rebounds but made only one of his six 3-pointers for the Celtics, who were 12 of 37 from outside the arc. Al Horford and Marcus Smart had 15 points apiece, with Smart handing out 12 assists.
Memphis had rallied to take the lead entering the fourth quarter, but a 10-0 Boston rally in the middle stages of the period broke open a 90-90 tie and Boston went on to its third straight win.
But just barely, as Memphis tried to close the gap before falling short.
In a spirited first quarter, both teams shot well as the bickering about calls led to technicals for Morant and Tatum in the period. But the Celtics had an 18-0 run in the second and a 37-20 advantage in the frame. The Boston lead would reach 14 and the Celtics led by 11 at the break.
Tatum had 19 of his 25 first-half points in the period.
“We weren’t in our defensive presence,” Morant said. “We weren’t moving or playing Grizzlies basketball. Felt like it was that simple.”
The third quarter turned into a shootout featuring Morant and Horford, who hit his first four shots in the quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers. Meanwhile, Morant made all but one of his six shots, scored 14 points in the frame.
A 3-pointer by John Konchar (12 points) in the closing seconds allowed Memphis to carry an 85-84 lead into the final frame.
“You see how quickly the switch flipped when we actually did what we were supposed to do on the defensive end,” Morant said.
The key through most of the night was a switching Boston defense, which saw multiple players guarding Morant, who was 10 of 24 from the field, including 5 of 12 from outside the arc.
Celtics: The game was Boston’s first against the Western Conference this season. . Reserve F Luke Kornet was not with the team for personal reasons. Coach Joe Mazzulla said he expects the 7-foot-2 Kornet to return to the team Wednesday. . Smart’s 12 assists were one short of his career high set last season against Utah.
Grizzlies: Morant made five 3-pointers to pass Vince Carter for 12th on the franchise’s career list. . C Steven Adams was out with a right ankle soreness. He suffered the injury in Sunday’s win over Washington. Brandon Clarke started at center for Memphis. . The loss was the first at home for Memphis this season.
Celtics: Host Detroit on Wednesday
Grizzlies: At San Antonio on Wednesday to face the Spurs.
JUDGE, OHTANI AMONG 3 FINALISTS FOR AL MVP AWARD NEXT WEEK
NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge, Shohei Ohtani and Yordan Alvarez are the finalists for American League MVP in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
St. Louis Cardinals teammates Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt remain contenders for NL MVP, along with San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado.
The BBWAA also revealed finalists for the Cy Young Awards, Rookies of the Year and Managers of the Year on Monday night. Balloting was conducted at the conclusion of the regular season, and winners will be announced next week.
Justin Verlander of the World Series champion Houston Astros is a heavy favorite to win his third Cy Young Award after the 39-year-old ace went 18-4 with a major league-low 1.75 ERA this season in a marvelous comeback from Tommy John surgery.
Dylan Cease of the Chicago White Sox and Alek Manoah of the Toronto Blue Jays are the other AL Cy Young finalists.
Miami ace Sandy Alcantara, Atlanta left-hander Max Fried and Los Angeles Dodgers lefty Julio Urias are the top three vote-getters for the NL Cy Young Award.
Judge broke the AL record with 62 home runs, tied for the big league lead with 131 RBIs and was second in the AL with a .311 batting average.
He also led the majors in runs (133), on-base percentage (.425), slugging percentage (.686), OPS (1.111), extra-base hits (90) and total bases (391) to help the New York Yankees win the AL East. The 6-foot-7 outfielder became a free agent Sunday.
Ohtani, last year’s AL MVP, put together perhaps the greatest two-way season in baseball history for a third-place Los Angeles Angels team that finished 73-89.
The superstar from Japan went 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts in 28 starts on the mound covering 166 innings. At the plate, he batted .273 with 34 homers, 95 RBIs and an .875 OPS.
Alvarez, the Houston slugger who launched a go-ahead homer in the clinching game of the World Series last weekend, hit .306 with 37 home runs, 97 RBIs and a 1.019 OPS during the regular season.
Seattle center fielder Julio Rodriguez is expected to win a crowded AL Rookie of the Year race that also includes Cleveland left fielder Steven Kwan and Baltimore catcher Adley Rutschman.
Notably absent from the trio of finalists was Houston shortstop Jeremy Pena, a breakout star in the postseason following his solid regular season.
Pena, who won a Gold Glove last week, was the World Series MVP against Philadelphia and the AL Championship Series MVP versus the Yankees. He became the first hitter to take those three prizes in an entire career, according to OptaSTATS – doing it all in his rookie season.
Cardinals utilityman Brendan Donovan joined Atlanta Braves center fielder Michael Harris II and pitcher Spencer Strider in the top three for NL Rookie of the Year.
Cleveland’s Terry Francona, Baltimore’s Brandon Hyde and Seattle’s Scott Servais are in the running for AL Manager of the Year.
In the National League, it’s Dave Roberts from the 111-win Los Angeles Dodgers, first-year New York Mets skipper Buck Showalter, and Brian Snitker of the NL East champion Braves.
Showalter is trying to join Hall of Famers Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa as the only managers to win the award four times.
Rob Thomson didn’t make the cut after taking over the NL champion Phillies when Joe Girardi was fired in early June and guiding them to their first playoff berth in 11 years.
Philadelphia was 22-29 when Thomson was promoted from bench coach to interim manager, and the Phillies went 65-46 the rest of the regular season. He was rewarded with a two-year contract last month.
DEGROM, CORREA, BOGAERTS, RODÓN TURN DOWN OPTIONS, GO FREE
LAS VEGAS (AP) Jacob deGrom, Carlos Correa, Xander Bogaerts and Carlos Rodon turned down player options Monday, joining a free agent market that includes Aaron Judge, Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson.
DeGrom, a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, gave up a $30.5 million salary for next season, ending his contract with the New York Mets at $107 million for four years. The 34-year-old right-hander, a four-time All-Star, was limited to 15 starts last year and 11 this season because of injuries.
Correa left the Houston Astros after the 2021 season and signed a $105.3 million, three-year deal with the Minnesota Twins that gave him the right to opt out after one season. The 28-year-old shortstop, a two-time All-Star, gives up $35.1 million salaries in each of the next two seasons after hitting .291 with 22 homers and 64 RBIs.
Bogaerts, 30, agreed to a $120 million, six-year deal with Boston that gave the shortstop the right to terminate the contract after 2022. The four-time All-Star forfeits salaries of $20 million in each of the next three seasons after hitting .307 with 15 homers and 73 RBIs.
Rodon, a 29-year-old left-hander, left the Chicago White Sox after the 2021 season and agreed to a $44 million, two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants that gave him the right to opt out after one season and give up a $22.5 million salary for next year. An All-Star in each of the last two seasons, he was 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA for the Giants.
Washington designated hitter Nelson Cruz turned down a $16 million mutual option in favor of a $3 million buyout, making his deal with the Nationals worth $15 million for one season. The 42-year-old hit .234 with 10 homers and 64 RBIs.
Mets pitcher Taijuan Walker turned down a $7.5 million player option in favor of a $3 million buyout, making his deal worth $17 million over two seasons. The 30-year-old right-hander was 12-5 with a 3.49 ERA in 29 starts.
Philadelphia exercised pitcher Aaron Nola’s $16 million option, making his contract worth $59 million over five years, and declined a $17 million option on second baseman Jean Segura, who gets a $1 million buyout. Right-hander Zach Eflin declined a $15 million mutual option, making his deal worth $5.7 million for one year.
San Diego outfielder Jurickson Profar turned down a $6.5 million option for a $1 million buyout, making his deal worth $13.5 million over two years. He hit .243 with 15 homers and 58 RBIs. Padres right-hander Robert Suarez turned down a $5 million option for a $1 million buyout, ending his contract after one year and $6 million. He had a 2.27 ERA in 45 relief appearances after joining the Padres from the Japan Central League’s Hanshin Tigers.
Arizona right-hander Zach Davies declined a $1.5 million mutual option and gets a $250,000 buyout. The 29-year-old right-hander was 2-5 with a 4.09 ERA in 27 starts.
A total of 140 players have become free agents since the World Series ended and about 40 more are eligible.
BONDS, CLEMENS, PALMEIRO ON HALL OF FAME COMMITTEE BALLOT
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Steroids-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Rafael Palmeiro are on the eight-man ballot for the Hall of Fame’s contemporary baseball era committee, which meets Dec. 4 in San Diego.
Albert Belle, Don Mattingly, Fred McGriff, Dale Murphy and Curt Schilling also are on the ballot announced Monday for the 16-member committee, which considers candidates whose careers were primarily from 1980 on. A candidate needs 75% to be elected and anyone who does will be inducted on July 23, along with anyone chosen in the Baseball Writers’ Association of America vote, announced on Jan. 24.
Bonds, Clemens and Schilling fell short in January in their 10th and final appearances on the BBWAA ballot. Bonds received 260 of 394 votes (66%), Clemens 257 (65.2%) and Schilling 231 (58.6%).
Palmeiro was dropped from the BBWAA ballot after receiving 25 votes (4.4%) in his fourth appearance in 2014, falling below the 5% minimum needed to stay on. His high was 72 votes (12.6%) in 2012.
Bonds denied knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs and Clemens maintains he never used PEDs. Palmeiro was suspended for 10 days in August 2005 following a positive test under the major league drug program, just over two weeks after getting his 3,000th hit.
A seven-time NL MVP, Bonds set the career home run record with 762 and the season record with 73 in 2001. A seven-time Cy Young Award winner, Clemens went 354-184 with a 3.12 ERA and 4,672 strikeouts, third behind Nolan Ryan (5,714) and Randy Johnson (4,875). Palmeiro had 3,020 hits and 568 homers.
Schilling fell 16 votes shy with 285 (71.1%) in 2021. Support dropped after hateful remarks he made in retirement toward Muslims, transgender people, reporters and others.
McGriff got 169 votes (39.8%) in his final year on the BBWAA ballot in 2019. Murphy was on the BBWAA ballot 15 times and received a high of 116 votes (23.2%) in 2000. Mattingly received a high of 145 votes (28.2%) in the first of 15 appearances on the BBWAA ballot in 2001, and Belle appeared on two BBWAA ballots, receiving 40 votes (7.7%) in 2006 and 19 (3.5%) in 2007.
Players on Major League Baseball’s ineligible list cannot be considered, a rule that excludes Pete Rose.
Six people were elected by committees last December: Buck O’Neil and Bud Fowler by the early days committee, and Gil Hodges, Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva and Jim Kaat by the golden days committee. They were inducted in July along with David Ortiz, elected on the BBWAA ballot.
The Hall restructured the veterans committee process last April for the third time in 12 years. There will be a contemporary era committee vote for managers, executives and umpires in December 2023 and a classic baseball era vote in December 2024.
The ballot was determined by the BBWAA’s 11-person historical overview committee: Bob Elliott (Canadian Baseball Network), Jim Henneman (formerly Baltimore Sun), Steve Hirdt (Stats Perform), Rick Hummel (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), David O’Brien (The Athletic), Jack O’Connell (BBWAA), Jim Reeves (formerly Fort Worth Star-Telegram), Tracy Ringolsby (InsideTheSeams.com), Glenn Schwarz (formerly San Francisco Chronicle), Susan Slusser (San Francisco Chronicle), and Mark Whicker (Los Angeles News Group).
HCAC 2022 FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK, WEEK 10
Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Grant Ripperda (Sherman, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Running Back | Junior – Ripperda rushed for career-high totals of 204 yards on 41 carries with three touchdowns to propel the Rose-Hulman offense in a 47-17 win over Hanover. He scored on touchdown runs of one, three and five yards to advance RHIT into the HCAC championship game at Mount St. Joseph next weekend.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Brian Murat (Kissimmee, Fla.) Defiance College | Defensive Back | Senior – One of several seniors to shine for Defiance in their last home game of the year, Murat’s first interception of the year was in a huge spot for the Yellow Jackets. With Manchester driving the field looking to tie the contest at 14-14, Murat snagged a tipped pass out of the air and turned on the jets for a 98-yard touchdown to build the Defiance lead. Murat also added seven tackles and two tackles for loss during the Defiance victory.
Special Teams Athlete of the Week:
Da’Realyst Clark (Lima, Ohio) Defiance College | Kick Returner | First Year – Clark responded to Manchester’s first points of the game with an 85-yard kick return for a touchdown that ignited a 24-point rally for Defiance. Clark nearly broke a second return in the third quarter when he returned a kick into Spartan territory. He also chipped in one tackle on special teams.
- Tyson Tremble (Memphis, Tenn.) Anderson University | Defensive Line | First Year – Tremble provided a safety for the Ravens. He also recovered a fumble, recorded three tackles for loss and five tackles.
- Louden Saulbeamer (Dayton, Ohio) Bluffton University | Linebacker | Senior – Saulbeamer wrapped up the Anderson Ravens with seven tackles and one interception as the Beavers rolled to a 27-9 home victory on Saturday.
- Jake Baumgartner (Toldeo, Ohio) Bluffton University | Kicker / Punter | Senior – Baumgartner drilled 29 and 35-yard field goals and also nailed all three of his PAT attempts while battling 40-50 mile per hour winds at Alumni Field on Saturday as Bluffton tripped up Anderson 27-9. He also averaged 51.6 yards on his seven kickoffs with four touchbacks.
- Derek Baldin (St. John, Ind.) Franklin College | Kicker | Sophomore – Baldin went 2-for-2 on field goals and connected on both of his extra point tries against a howling wind on Saturday against MSJ. He buried field goals from 37 and 40 yards, respectively, giving him two field goals spanning 40 yards this year.
- Devonte Hardiman (Princeton, Ind.) Hanover College | Defensive Back | Senior – Hardiman led the Panther defensive effort against Rose-Hulman picking up 12 total tackles and four solo stops. He also added a tackle for a loss.
- Yoann Kinanga (Jeffersonville, Ind.) Hanover College | Kicker | Sophomore – Kinanga led the Panther special teams unit connecting for a 37-yard field goal on a very very windy afternoon at Alumni Stadium. He also added a perfect 2-for-2 in PAT attempts.
- David Smith (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Running Back | Sophomore – During Saturday’s close matchup against Defiance, Smith totaled 202 rushing yards, averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Smith also scored all three touchdowns for Manchester on the day.
- Devontay Moore (Indianapolis, Ind.) Manchester University | Defensive Back | Senior – Moore had five solo tackles and five assists during Manchester’s game against Defiance on Saturday. Moore also added one sack and one forced fumble for the Spartans.
- Josh Taylor (Mt. Orab, Ohio) Mount St. Joseph University | Quarterback | Junior – Taylor kept the Lions undefeated this weekend taking down Franklin 27-20. In difficult conditions, Taylor finished 130 passing yards with a Touchdown and an interception. But Taylor did most of his damage on the ground, rushing for 191 yards on 16 attempts including three touchdowns. In total Taylor finished with 321 total yards and four touchdowns with just one turnover moving the Lions record to 9-0.
- Chaikou Sow (Indianapolis, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive Back | Senior – Sow had four solo tackles, one interception and one tackle-for-loss to lead the Rose-Hulman defense in a 47-17 win at Hanover.
- Kyle Rehberg (Brunswick, Ga.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Kicker | Sophomore – Rehberg booted field goals of 19 and 28 yards, and also finished 5-6 on extra points, as Rose-Hulman defeated Hanover 47-17.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/HEADLINES
REICH OUT, SATURDAY IN AS COLTS TRY TO FIX STAGNANT OFFENSE
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Frank Reich’s attempt to fix the Indianapolis Colts’ sputtering offense failed so now team owner Jim Irsay is turning to another trusted name – former All-Pro center Jeff Saturday.
The Colts made both announcements about one hour apart Monday.
They come less than 24 hours after one of the worst offensive performances in team history.
Colts officials have scheduled an evening news conference to address the decision.
Saturday’s only coaching experience came at a Georgia high school and he’s served most recently as a team consultant and ESPN commentator. He’s a member of Indy’s Ring of Honor, played a key role in helping reach an agreement to settle the 2011 NFL lockout and has been a fixture in the Indy community since his rookie season in 1999.
For the Colts (3-5-1), the past few weeks have been a whirlwind.
Reich announced he was benching 2016 league MVP and longtime veteran Matt Ryan in favor of second-year quarterback Sam Ehlinger two weeks ago.
Last Tuesday, Reich fired offensive coordinator Marcus Brady even though Reich was calling the plays. General manager Chris Ballard also sent running back Nyheim Hines to Buffalo just before last week’s trade deadline.
Now Reich is out in the first midseason coaching change Irsay has made since taking over as owner 25 years ago.
Irsay uncharacteristically declined to take questions following a dismal performance Sunday in which the Colts produced just 121 total yards and 43 net passing yards, the lowest single-game totals by Indy since 1997 against Seattle.
The Colts also went 0 for 14 on third downs, just the second time on record their conversion rate was 0.0%. They allowed nine sacks, the highest single-game total since October 2017, and only the second most in a game since 1981.
But it wasn’t just one game.
Indy has zero points on its opening possession this season and is the league’s only team to enter the fourth quarter trailing in every game in 2022. The result is a league-low 14.1 points per game. And with three straight losses, the Colts postseason hopes are fading.
The hope is that Saturday can find a solution to Indy’s most glaring problem, an offensive line that has allowed a league-high 35 sacks in nine games. It had been one of the league’s top units from 2018 through last season, but has been in flux most of this season.
On Sunday, the Colts pulled right guard Matt Pryor and left tackle Dennis Kelly and replaced them with Will Fries and rookie Bernhard Raimann in yet another attempt to improve the pass protection.
“Jeff has been a beloved, integral member of our NFL family for nearly a decade,” ESPN said in a statement following the second announcement Monday. “When he came to us about this incredible opportunity he had with the Colts, we were thrilled for him and his family. We wish him the best of luck as he makes his NFL head coaching debut.”
As the season went on and the woes mounted, though, the growing pressure was evident on Reich’s face in recent weeks and in his shorter and quieter answers.
Even in the locker room, where Reich was respected and well liked, players seemed uneasy with so many changes.
Still, the players continued to express trust in Reich and Ballard making the right calls.
Reich was hired in 2018 after serving as offensive coordinator for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles – and after Josh McDaniels backed out of an agreement to coach Indy. Strangely, the Colts will face McDaniels in Las Vegas on Sunday.
Reich took the Colts to the playoffs in two of his first four seasons and had them on the cusp of making it last season. But two inexplicable losses to close the season behind quarterback Carson Wentz, whom Reich lobbed to acquire in a trade, kept Indy out of the postseason.
Indy traded Wentz to Washington in March then acquired Ryan in a subsequent trade with Atlanta.
Reich also coached previously with the Arizona Cardinals and the then-San Diego Chargers after starting his coaching career working for the Colts and with Peyton Manning.
The longtime backup quarterback with the Buffalo Bills finished his first head coaching job with a 40-33-1 record. Reich is the second coach to be fired this season, joining Matt Rhule of Carolina.
INDIANA PACERS: GAME REWIND: PACERS 129, PELICANS 122
Arguably the breakout moment of Myles Turner’s NBA career came on Feb. 1, 2016, when he blocked LeBron James at the rim in crunch time of a game in his rookie season.
Seven seasons and several hundred blocks later, the longest-tenured Pacer hit a career milestone in style, swatting another number-one pick at Gainbridge Fieldhouse for his 1,000th career block and tallying 37 points, 12 rebounds, and three blocks to lead a young Indiana team to a 129-122 victory over New Orleans.
The win was the fourth in five games for the Pacers (5-5). Tyrese Haliburton and Jalen Smith also recorded double-doubles, Buddy Hield topped 20 points once again, and Andrew Nembhard had a strong showing in his first career start, but the night belonged to Turner.
The 26-year-old posted his most points ever in a regulation game and blocked Pelicans star Zion Willamson twice, with the second rejection making him just the fourth player ever to block 1,000 shots with the Pacers. He went 11-for-18 from the field, 4-for-7 from 3-point range, and 11-for-11 from the free throw line in the win over New Orleans (5-5).
“It’s special, man,” Turner told Bally Sports Indiana’s Jeremiah Johnson after his memorable night. “This is what I do. I think I’m the best shot-blocker in the world and I’m going to stay with that confidence.”
The Pacers have struggled defensively in the first quarter for much of the season, but Indiana’s defense delivered a statement early on Monday. The Blue & Gold forced two turnovers and six misses on New Orleans’ first eight possessions — punctuated by Turner rejecting Williamson at the rim — as the hosts raced out to an early 9-0 lead.
The Pelicans picked up their offense by turning to the 3-point arc, going 7-for-10 from long range in the opening frame. But Turner paced Indiana’s offense with 12 points and six rebounds in the opening quarter, enough to allow the Pacers to keep a narrow 32-30 advantage heading into the second quarter.
The visitors moved in front for the first time on Williamson’s dunk that made it 44-42 with 7:23 remaining in the second quarter. That tipped off a stretch where the two teams traded buckets on five straight possessions.
Indiana eventually surged back ahead on Haliburton’s 3-pointer with 2:38 remaining in the first half. Nembhard hit a trey a minute later, then Hield got in on the act with a triple of his own with 53.2 seconds remaining.
Jonas Valanciunas’ hook shot ended Indiana’s run, then Herb Jones’ layup at the buzzer trimmed Indiana’s lead to 58-55 entering halftime.
The Pacers built their lead back to double digits midway through the third quarter. Indiana led 76-72 before Hield’s fourth three of the night at the 6:50 mark. Isaiah Jackson hit one of two free throws on Indiana’s next possession, then Haliburton connected with Bennedict Mathurin for an alley-oop at 6:11. After a miss on the other end, the Pacers pushed the break and Haliburton knocked down a triple to cap a 9-0 spurt in just 54 seconds.
Haliburton and Mathurin each added threes to help Indiana keep a comfortable lead. Turner then blocked Williamson for the second time at 1:44 — the 1,000th block of his NBA career — and drilled a trey of his own in the final minute of the frame to help Indiana take a 100-91 lead into the fourth quarter.
The hosts opened the final frame with a 7-1 run to push the margin back to double digits. They led by as many as 18 and didn’t allow the Pelicans to seriously threaten the rest of the way.
Haliburton finished with 20 points, four rebounds, and 13 assists in the win, matching his career high with six 3-pointers. Hield made five threes himself on his way to 20 points, five boards, three assists, two blocks, and two steals.
Smith finished with 15 points and 11 boards. Nembhard, starting for the first time with both Chris Duarte and Aaron Nesmith sidelined, tallied 15 points and five assists as all five starters reached double figures. T.J. McConnell also chipped in 10 points off the bench.
“This was just an unbelievable game,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said. “It was just really spirited from start to finish. A lot of guys contributed. I was impressed with every guy that stepped on the floor and every guy that didn’t step on the floor. We just had a real connected spirit tonight.”
Brandon Ingram led New Orleans with 29 points, going 12-for-23 from the field and 3-for-4 from 3-point range. Williamson finished with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting, seven boards, and six assists.
Indiana will continue a four-game homestand this week, hosting Denver on Wednesday and Toronto on Saturday.
Inside the Numbers
Turner topped 30 points for the fifth time in his career. His 37 points were second only to his 40 in an overtime game in Washington on Oct. 22, 2021.
The Pacers went 22-for-48 (45.8 percent) from 3-point range on Monday. Those 22 3-pointers were the second-most ever by Indiana, trailing only the franchise-record 23 they made in a win at Brooklyn last month on Oct. 29.
Haliburton recorded his sixth double-double in 10 games this season. His 13 assists were a season high and he made six 3-pointers in a game for the fifth time in his career.
Smith recorded his third double-double of the season in the victory.
Mathurin failed to reach double figures for the first time after accomplishing the feat in nine straight games to open his career. He still managed to register eight points and five assists off the bench.
The Pacers scored 42 points in the third quarter, their most points in that frame this season.
You Can Quote Me On That
“They were switching everything down the stretch. They’ve got some big wings, but just guys that couldn’t really control him in the paint. He was scoring, so halfway through the fourth I told him, ‘I’m trying to get you 40.'” -Haliburton on feeding Turner the ball
“He just played the game, played a simple game. When they switched on him, he positioned himself to catch the ball and punish them inside. There was nothing that he did that was out of character or that was something that he was not capable of doing.” -Carlisle on Turner’s 37-point performance
“Honestly running the floor, I think that’s big for me. When I can get out there, get out in transition — I know I’m quicker and faster than a lot of these bigs — when I get out there, even if I don’t get the ball, someone on the perimeter’s going to get the ball…If I can get myself, my motor going early, then everything else feels easier.” -Turner on what led to his big night
“I think we’re just all getting more comfortable with what we want to do and what our identity is as a team on both sides of the floor. I think we’ve just got a bunch of competitive dudes.” -Nembhard on winning four of five games
“I’m impressed with a lot of things. I’m impressed with our fans. They’re really into it. They really like this group, this team. And I love the pace that we play at. Especially when we get shots, we can really get up and down the floor quickly.” -Carlisle on takeaways from the Pacers’ strong play
“When we get the ball moving, we’re getting the right shots, it does become contagious for a lot of guys. We have a lot of guys that can get it going. So different night, different person (can go off).” -Nembhard on Indiana’s offense
Stat of the Night
Turner joined Jermaine O’Neal (1,245), Rik Smits (1,111) and Herb Williams (1,094) in the Pacers 1,000 block club. Only O’Neal accomplished the feat in fewer games.
The Pacers have a .500 record for the first time since they were 15-15 on Feb. 26, 2020.
Duarte missed his first game this season after spraining his left ankle in Friday’s win over Miami.
Nesmith missed his fourth straight contest with a sore right foot.
The Pacers continue their homestand by welcoming reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 PM ET.
INDIANA CRUISES PAST MOREHEAD STATE 88-53 IN SEASON OPENER
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Race Thompson had seen this since the summer, this imposing Indiana basketball depth, this ability to push until the opponent breaks.
On Monday night, Morehead State broke.
Given this 88-53 victory was the season opener, it won’t be the last broken opponent.
“As a team, we have 10 staters, 11 starters, 12 starters,” said Thompson, who finished with nine points, two rebounds and two assists. “When the second unit comes in, there’s no drop off. They played great.
“It should be fun.”
IU (1-0) crushed a Morehead State team picked to win the Ohio Valley Conference title. It thrived on aggressive defense (a 29-9 edge in points off turnovers), inside dominance (a 52-18 advantage in points in the paint), efficient offense (61 percent shooting) and full-throttle tenacity.
Yes, there were a few nerves. Season openers can do that.
“We calmed down and locked in on defense,” Thompson said. “We’re a defensive team. If we get that settled down, everything will take care of itself.”
The Hoosiers attacked in waves, with the second unit as good as the first, better if you don’t count Trayce Jackson-Davis.
You do count him, of course. In 23 minutes, the senior All-America had 15 points, seven rebounds and two steals. He only played eight second-half minutes.
As far as the second unit, freshman forward Malik Reneau had 15 points and five rebounds. Freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino had seven points and four assists in a team-high 28 minutes. Junior forward Jordan Geronimo had 10 points. Sophomore guard Tamar Bates had nine points.
Overall, IU got 45 bench points.
“It’s important for us to come in and have no drop off,” Geronimo said. “We have to come with energy. If it’s applied, it will show on the court.”
It was applied and it did show. A 21-21 tie became a 17-point Hoosier lead in a decisive eight-minute blitz.
“We went on a run, got some points, got some easy points,” Geronimo said. “That’s what you need, that pop to keep you in.”
In all, 14 Hoosiers played, 12 scored, and none lacked energy and focus.
“I’ve got a lot of pieces,” coach Mike Woodson said. “I’ve got to figure it out (the rotation), based on how they’re playing.”
Beyond that, he said, “We are deeper. We’re longer. More athletic. That helps.
“You’re liable to see a lot of different lineups. All I tell our guys is, be ready to play. If I see you’re not ready, I have to go somewhere else to get it.”
For IU, familiarity breeds execution. It had 16 assists against 10 turnovers.
“We’ve played with each other since the summer,” Geronimo said. “That allowed us to know each other’s game. No matter the rotation, we know everyone’s style of play. Whatever group is out there, it will be good.”
Familiarity also breeds trust.
“If I pass the ball in the corner to a teammate for an open three,” Geronimo said, “I have trust he will make it.”
Guard Xavier Johnson scored the first basket of the season. Jackson-Davis followed with two more buckets. Hood-Schifino hit a jumper for his first college points. Thompson had a layup off a long fast-break pass from Johnson. IU led 10-3, and then 14-6. Morehead State was shooting 33 percent with three turnovers.
Then the Eagles surged behind Mark Freeman with an 11-2 run for a 17-16 lead with 12 minutes left in the half. Woodson had seen enough, called a timeout, and put in Bates, Reneau, Trey Galloway and Geronimo.
Bates responded with a dunk and a three-pointer. IU was back in front, 21-17. Morehead State tied it on a four-point play when Johnson was called for his second foul on a Freeman three-pointer.
That left Hood-Schifino as the point guard, and the Hoosiers to flex their youthful muscles. Thirteen straight points followed, and it would have been more if they hadn’t missed four straight free throws.
IU pushed ahead by 17 before settling for a 41-29 halftime advantage. Jackson-Davis dominated with 13 points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes.
The big halftime emphasis was to ratchet up the defense, particularly on the perimeter.
“We talked about how we can improve,” Thompson said. “We said, let’s show them what we can do. We showed that.”
When the Hoosiers weren’t pushing with second-half defense, they were attacking on fast breaks. That led to a pair of Miller Kopp three-pointers off Hood-Schifino assists that boosted the lead to 59-39 with 11 minutes left.
IU cruised from there.
“In the second half,” Woodson said, “we turned it on from a defensive standpoint and did what we had to do to secure the win.”
Next up – a Thursday home game against Bethune-Cookman.
INDIANA FOOTBALL GAME NOTES VS. OHIO STATE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program will make the short trip to Ohio Stadium to face off with No. 2/2 Ohio State on Saturday (Nov. 12) at Noon ET. The Hoosiers and Buckeyes will air live on FOX, with Big Noon Kickoff leading off the coverage of the game in Columbus.
INDIANA (3-6, 1-5 Big Ten) at No. 2/2 OHIO STATE (9-0, 6-0 B1G)
Saturday, Nov. 12 | Noon ET
TV: FOX | RADIO: Indiana Hoosiers Sports Network
Setting the Scene
• Indiana (3-6, 1-5 B1G) will face off with No. 2/2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 B1G) on the muddy banks of the Olentangy on Saturday with Big Noon Kickoff on site. The Hoosiers and Buckeyes will kick off at Noon inside Ohio Stadium (102,780; Field Turf) on FOX.
• The Hoosiers and Buckeyes will meet for the 96th time in program history and the 63rd time in Columbus. The last meeting in Ohio Stadium was a one-possession setback to the Buckeyes, 42-35, in 2020.
• Saturday’s game continues a streak of five opponents in a seven-game stretch that are ranked or receiving votes in the top 25.
By The Numbers
11 – With an interception against Penn State, Tiawan Mullen logged his 11th career takeaway to grab the team lead in that category.
26 – Of Tom Allen’s 67 career games as a head coach, 26 of those have been decided by seven or fewer points, including four of nine games in 2022.
43 – Aaron Casey is No. 3 in the Big Ten and ranks No. 33 in the FBS in solo tackles (43). His 70 total tackles tie for No. 7 in the Big Ten entering Week 11.
4.0 – With 4.0 sacks in 2022, true freshman Dasan McCullough is tied for No. 2 nationally among rookies.
News & Notes
• Cornerback Tiawan Mullen pulled in his second interception of the season against No. 16/16 Penn State and grabbed the team lead in career takeaways with his 11th forced takeaway in four seasons.
• Running back Jaylin Lucas returned the opening kickoff at Rutgers for a touchdown to mark the first IU kickoff return for a score since 2012 and the first return of the opening kickoff for a score since 2009. Lucas also led the FBS in kick return yardage during Week 8 and currently sits No. 6 the FBS in kickoff return average (28.2 ypkor).
• Running back Josh Henderson has scored at least one touchdown in five of the last eight games for Indiana. He has rushed for three and caught three passing touchdowns, including one of each versus Maryland for his first career multi-touchdown game.
• Head coach Tom Allen is on pace to join a select group of coaches in IU history, as he is one victory away from the 30-win mark.
• Place kicker Charles Campbell continues to move up the career field goals made and scoring charts at IU. He sits among the top 10 in field goals made (No. 8; 37) and extra points made (No. 10; 66), and the top 15 in career scoring (No. 14; 177).
• Outside linebacker Dasan McCullough is tied for the lead among all FBS true freshmen in tackles for loss or no gain, and is tied for No. 3 in sacks and defensive stops (solo tackle or sack that led to an offensive failure) per Pro Football Focus.
• For the second straight season, the Indiana special teams units have blocked multiple kicks in a year for special teams coordinator Kasey Teegardin. The two blocked field goals in 2022 mark the seventh and eighth blocked kicks in that span.
• Running backs Shaun Shivers and Henderson became the first pair of running backs with receiving touchdowns in the same game since 2001 when they each hauled in touchdown passes at Cincinnati.
HOOSIERS TAKE ON TERPS IN BIG TEN TOURNAMENT SEMIFINAL
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — One match removed from a dramatic encounter on the final day of the regular season, Indiana men’s soccer (9-3-6, 3-1-4 B1G) and Maryland (10-2-5, 4-0-4 B1G) will meet again in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal round Wednesday (Nov. 9) night on Ludwig Field.
The match will be televised on Big Ten Network with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET. Fans can also stream the match at foxsports.com/live.
SETTING THE SCENE
• Indiana is playing in its 10th consecutive Big Ten Tournament semifinal. The Hoosiers are looking to advance to the championship match for a sixth straight season.
• Both teams are undefeated in their last four matches.
• IU is 3-3-1 against ranked opponents this season.
• Redshirt senior Ryan Wittenbrink has scored go-ahead goals in back-to-back matches and has tallied three goal contributions in his last three games played (two goals, one assist).
ABOUT THE TERRAPINS
• Maryland comes into the match with a 10-2-5 record and a 4-0-4 mark in Big Ten Conference play. Its last result was a 1-0 win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal.
• The Terrapins are led by 30th-year head coach Sasho Cirovski, who has compiled a 424-162-64 record at Maryland and a 450-175-71 career record over 32 seasons as a head coach.
• Six Terps have tallied at least 10 points this season, led by senior midfielder Malcolm Johnston’s 15. Johnston is also tied for the team-high in goals with junior forward Stefan Copetti, with each player tallying five scores. Redshirt senior defender Nick Richardson and redshirt sophomore midfielder Joshua Bolma lead the team with seven assists apiece.
• Indiana has the slight better of the all-time series, winning six matches to Maryland’s five, but the two teams have tied eight times.
• Wednesday will mark the fifth Big Ten Tournament meeting between the Hoosiers and Terps, with IU advancing in three of those instances.
• IU and Maryland have met in the final match of the regular season each of the last three campaigns, going 1-1-1 in those matchups. This season, IU led 1-0 from a 25th minute goal and
held the Terrapins scoreless into the 87th minute before they equalized. In that moment, the Hoosiers flipped from the Big Ten Co-Champions to the No. 4 seed in the tournament as the
match ended in a 1-1 draw.
REGULAR SEASON STARTS TUESDAY FOR NO. 11 INDIANA AGAINST VERMONT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Regular season action begins on Tuesday when No. 11 Indiana hosts Vermont inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
ABOUT THE CATAMOUNTS
Vermont went 20-11 and 13-5 in the American East last season, advancing to the conference tournament semifinal. A pair of Indiana natives highlight the returning core in senior guard Emma Utterback, who led the team in scoring with 13.5 points and 3.9 assists per game in 2021-22. Senior forward Delaney Richason also hails from the Hoosier state, who averaged 9.8 ppg. Junior forward Anna Olson is also back after her sophomore campaign where she averaged 12.3 points and a team-high 6.5 rebounds.
Indiana hosted its only exhibition of the season on Friday night when it defeated Kentucky Wesleyan, 86-43. Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes led the way with 22 points while three others scored in double figures. Indiana shot 58.6 percent from the floor as a team and got 29 points out of its bench.
All-time in season openers, the Hoosiers are 35-13 to begin the season and have won the last 10-straight opening night matchups.
Returning to the lineup this season are a pair of All-Americans in graduate student guard Grace Berger and Holmes. The pair was named to the 10-member preseason All-Big Ten team.
The Hoosiers were also selected to finish second amongst the Big Ten media and third by the league’s coaches in the annual preseason polls.
Seven new players were added to the roster in the offseason in four freshmen and three transfers. Highlighting the freshmen group is Israel native Yarden Garzon while the trio of transfers has a wealth of experience including the 2020 Indiana Miss Basketball Sydney Parrish, who arrives after two years at Oregon.
Three players earned spots on the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame starting five preseason watch lists in October. Sara Scalia is up for the Ann Meyers Drysdale award (nation’s top shooting guard), Grace Berger is a three-time preseason honoree for the Cheryl Miller Award (nation’s top small forward) and Mackenzie Holmes repeats on the Lisa Leslie Award (nation’s top center). Fan voting is now live at hoophallawards.com.
The season opening homestand continues Friday, November 11 against UMass-Lowell. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
SCHERMERHORN, HUDSON RECEIVE BIG TEN WEEKLY AWARD NODS
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Guiding the team to a pair of wins over the weekend at Michigan State and Michigan, Maddie Schermerhorn and Eva Hudson received Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week accolades, respectively.
The honors mark the second of the season for Schermerhorn, becoming the sixth Boilermaker in program history to earn two Defensive Player of the Week honors in the same season. Meanwhile, Hudson’s weekly award is ninth of the season (three Player of the Weeks, six Freshman of the Weeks) – marking the second-most combined accolades by a freshman in league history (record: 10 by Wisconsin’s Dana Rettke in 2017). Furthermore, her sixth Freshman of the Week honor ties for the second-most Freshman of the Week honors in Big Ten history (ties Minnesota’s Samantha Seliger-Swenson six in 2015; record is nine by Rettke).
Anchoring the team as libero, Schermerhorn averaged 5.00 digs per set over the weekend. Playing the best volleyball of her career, the senior set a career-high Sunday at Michigan, a team receiving votes in the AVCA poll. Notching 28 digs in the match (previous best: 26 vs. Utah, 9/2/22), Schermerhorn became the third player in the Big Ten this season to produce as many in a match.
Last week, Hudson averaged 4.31 points per set, the most among Big Ten freshmen. The Fort Wayne, Indiana native led the team at Michigan State and Michigan with 27 total kills (3.38 per set) while averaging 1.88 digs per set. Hudson had a career-best performance behind the service line at Michigan State, serving up four aces against the Spartans while coming two digs shy of a double-double.
Purdue’s 13 awards sets a program-best, marking the third consecutive season the team has set or matched a program-best (previous-high: nine first set in 2020).
Purdue returns to Holloway this weekend for a pair of matches vs. top-16 ranked foes. First, Purdue will face No. 6 Ohio State on Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET on B1G+. Then on Saturday night, Purdue will take on No. 16 Penn State at 8 p.m. ET. Fans can catch the match on Big Ten Network.
BOILERMAKERS TIP OFF SEASON 125 AGAINST MILWAUKEE
Milwaukee (0-0) at Purdue (0-0)
Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. ET
West Lafayette, Indiana | Mackey Arena (14,876 / Sold Out)
TELEVISION: BTN | RADIO: Purdue Sports Network
THE NOTES TO KNOW
• Purdue officially begins its 125th season of competition when it hosts Milwaukee at Mackey Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 8, in its season opener.
• The Boilermakers own an 1,884 – 1,054 all-time record (.641), ranking tied for 11th with Arizona on the all-time NCAA basketball wins list. The 64.1 winning percentage is tied for 14th all-time.
• Purdue begins the season in search of its 25th Big Ten Championship, having won two of the last six regular-season titles (2017, 2019). The Boilermakers are the all-time leader in Big Ten regular-season championships, two ahead of rival Indiana (22).
• Purdue improved to 28-0 under Matt Painter in exhibition games with a 102-57 win over Truman State in front of a sold-out crowd of 14,876 at Mackey Arena last Wednesday. Purdue has won the 28 games by an average of 26.3 points per game.
• The 45-point victory was the largest margin in an exhibition game since Nov. 8, 2015, vs. Northwestern Ohio (92-43; 49 points).
• Purdue’s 102 points were the most in an exhibition game since Nov. 3, 2012, a 109-68 victory over Newberry, a span of 13 games. It marked just the second 100-point game in an exhibition game under Painter.
• The Boilermakers averaged 1.55 points per possession, including 1.58 in the second half.
• Purdue recorded 28 assists against just four turnovers. The Boilermakers had 28 assists on 40 made field goals. Purdue had six players with at least three assists, led by Fletcher Loyer’s six. The four turnovers were also the fewest in an exhibition game under Painter.
• Purdue’s bench scored 62 of the team’s 102 points. The group went 25-of-40 (.625) from the field and had just one turnover, coming on a defensive rebound that was lost out-of-bounds.
• The Boilermakers were 30-of-43 (.698) from inside the 3-point line.
• Five players were in double figures in the win over Truman State (Edey – 23; Kaufman-Renn – 15; Newman – 13; Jenkins Jr. – 12; Furst – 11).
• Purdue had two “true” freshmen start the exhibition game for the first time since the 2007-08 season (Hummel, Moore, Johnson).
• Purdue returns just 38.4 percent of its scoring and 71 starts from the previous season. The last time Purdue returned under 40.0 percent of its scoring and that few starts from the previous season came in 2018-19 — a year Purdue won the Big Ten title and reached the Elite Eight.
• Matt Painter needs 16 overall victories to become the fifth coach in Big Ten history with 400 victories while at a conference school (Bob Knight, Tom Izzo, Gene Keady, Lou Henson).
• Purdue has had an All-American in four of the last six seasons (Caleb Swanigan – 2017; Carsen Edwards – 2018, 2019; Jaden Ivey – 2022). Zach Edey is a preseason All-American by almost every publication out there. Only Kansas (4), Gonzaga (3) and Duke (3) have had more first-team All-America honors than Purdue’s two in that span (Swanigan, Ivey).
• Purdue’s six first-team All-Big Ten selections since the 2015-16 season are the most in the Big Ten. Purdue’s 10 total All-Big Ten honorees are tied for the third most behind Michigan State (13) and Wisconsin (12).
• Purdue has made seven straight NCAA Tournament appearances, the sixth-longest streak in the country. Purdue has accounted for four of the Big Ten’s 11 Sweet 16 apperances since the 2016-17 season.
• Purdue has 10 players this season standing at least 6-6, the most in school history. Purdue’s average height of its scholarship players is 6-7 1/4.
• Purdue enters the season with 41 consecutive sellouts, not including exhibition games. It has announced 15 (of 17) sellouts already this year.
• The new capacity number for Mackey Arena is 14,876 after 72 seats were added during an offseason renovation. The sellout number will become the second-largest crowd(s) in Mackey Arena history after 15,108 fans somehow snuck in on Feb. 4, 2012, against Indiana.
BATES GOES FOR 25 AND 11 IN BUTLER DEBUT AS BULLDOGS TOP NEW ORLEANS, 89-53
Butler rolled to an 89-53 win over New Orleans as the Bulldogs officially opened the 2022-23 season and the second edition of the Thad Matta Era Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
In his Butler debut, Manny Bates led the Bulldogs with 25 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks.
STAT OF THE GAME: Bates made 12 of his 15 attempts from the field in posting his third career double-double and the second 20-plus point game of his career. He played his first two full seasons at North Carolina State before missing all but the first minute of the 2021-22 season due to injury.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
Butler shot 56 percent from the field.
Led by Bates, the Bulldogs scored 54 points in the paint.
Five Bulldogs found double figures, including Chuck Harris (17), Eric Hunter Jr (14), Jayden Taylor (12), and Simas Lukosius (11).
The Bulldogs forced New Orleans into 30 turnovers.
Butler closed the first half on a 20-5 run over the final 6:08 to turn a 26-16 lead into a 46-21 halftime edge.
Lukosius led the Bulldogs with five assists.
Lukosius, Myles Tate and Pierce Thomas each had three steals for Butler.
Taylor made all six of his free throw attempts.
Hunter went 6-for-7 from the field.
The Bulldogs were without Myles Wilmoth, Jalen Thomas and Ali Ali due to various injuries.
Butler has now won 24 consecutive home openers.
Butler is now 65-2 in its last 67 non-conference home games.
Butler’s 89 points came despite shooting just 4-for-24 from behind the three-point line.
Butler’s 36-point victory was the largest by the Bulldogs since defeating Western Illinois, 107-46, at Hinkle Fieldhouse Dec. 21, 2017.
Lukosius took an elbow to the face late in the first half and didn’t return to action until four minutes into the second half.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs take to the road for a Gavitt Games match-up at Penn State Monday night (Nov. 14).
JAGS FALL IN SEASON OPENER THRILLER, 52-50
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI women’s basketball team opened the 2022-23 season with a nail-biting loss to UIC, 52-50. Senior transfer Jazmyn Turner led the Jaguar offense with a career-high 20 points along with a team-high eight boards.
“It was a disappointing outcome, but I was proud of our team for never giving up,” said head coach Kate Bruce. “We struggled offensively tonight, but we will learn from it and continue to get better.”
UIC (1-0) took control in the first quarter, 18-7 but the Jags fought back outscoring the Flames 13-10 in the second quarter. Heading into the fourth and final quarter, IUPUI was down 41-36 but tied it with a jumper from Turner at 46-46 with six minutes left to play. Despite a strong second half from the Jaguars, UIC held off the Jags 10-3 run sealing the win at 52-50.
The Flames defense held the Jags to just 35.7 percent (20-for-56) from the floor and 25.0 percent (6-for-24) behind the arc while UIC shot 44.7 percent (21-for-47) from the floor while shooting just 22.2 percent (2-for-9) from behind the three-point line. The Flames outrebounded the Jags 42-27.
Natalie Andersen added nine points with three assists while Logan Lewis scored seven. Destiny Perkins collected two 3’s for six points with two assists and two steals. Jaci Jones added five points and Rachel Kent scored three.
The Jaguars will travel to Louisville on Thursday, Nov. 10 for a 7:00 PM tipoff before returning to Indy to face Butler inside Hinkle Fieldhouse on Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:00 PM.
COUNTER TALLIES 16 IN SEASON OPENING LOSS AT IOWA STATE
AMES, Iowa – Sophomore guard Jlynn Counter turned in 16 points and four rebounds in his IUPUI debut at Iowa State on Monday night (Nov. 7) but the Jaguars fell to the host Cyclones, 88-39. Iowa State shot 52 percent from the floor and forced 29 IUPUI turnovers, cashing on the Jaguars’ miscues to the tune of 31 points. Jaren Holmes led three Iowa State players with 23 points and Gabe Kalscheur contributed 16 off the bench, including four treys.
IUPUI (0-1), which started three freshmen and five newcomers on Monday, found sledding tough as the hosts clamped down after an even start.
“This is a starting point for us. We’re young, so it was good for the new guys to see this speed and strength and athleticism. (Iowa State) did a good job of speeding us up and making us uncomfortable with their pressure. Those turnovers led to them getting out in transition and getting some easy buckets,” head coach Matt Crenshaw said. “I thought Jlynn adapted to the speed of the game right away and showed some really good stuff.
“The rest of the guys will learn from this and we’ll be better prepared on Wednesday.”
Things were all even at 9-9 in the game’s early going, largely behind Counter, before the Cyclones ripped off a 19-2 run, including 15 straight points, to build a 19-point lead late in the first half. Junior Daylan Hamilton stopped the bleeding with an open trey from the top of the key before ISU built a 45-22 halftime lead. IUPUI scored the first six points of the second half to gain some momentum, but Iowa State countered with a flurry to bury the Jaguars.
IUPUI attempted 20 fewer shots than the Cyclones due to 29 turnovers and a 41-25 deficit on the glass.
Junior John Egbuta came off the IUPUI bench to score six points in 17 minutes as he and Counter were the only two IUPUI players with multiple field goals. Crenshaw was able to get 15 different players on the court in the opener, 12 of whom were making their IUPUI debuts. Only Carrasco, Boston Stanton III and Marlon Taylor had any previous IUPUI experience. Carrasco finished with two points and three boards, Stanton III closed with three points and Taylor contributed a made free throw in the closing seconds.
IUPUI will cap the two-game trip at Drake on Wednesday night (Nov. 9) at 7:00 p.m. Central (8 Eastern) on ESPN+.
BALL STATE READY FOR PRIMETIME CLASH WITH TOLEDO
MUNCIE, Ind. – Two Mid-American Conference rivals are set to square off Tuesday night as Ball State travels to Toledo for a primetime kickoff at 8 p.m. ET inside the Glass Bowl. With the Cardinals at 3-2 in MAC play and the Rockets at 4-1 in league action, the battle features the top two teams in the West Division standings.
Because of the magnitude of the game this late into the season, ESPN has picked up the contest and will air Ball State’s first regular season game on the main network channel in at least a decade.
“It’s an awesome opportunity,” head coach Mike Neu said. “You’ve got to be able to win in order for that to happen. It’s a great opportunity to be on a great stage again and to be playing a meaningful game. That’s what our goal has always been. When you get to November, you want to be in a position to be playing meaningful games. This is two football teams fighting for the same thing. I’ve got a lot of respect for the job that Coach (Jason) Candle has done there.”
The winner of the game controls its own destiny for the remainder of the season as both teams are playing for a division crown and a berth in the MAC Championship game.
In addition, a victory Tuesday night could be historic as the Cardinals are aiming to secure bowl eligibility for the third consecutive season, something that has never been done in program history.
“I try to tell our guys all the time that it’s not added pressure as long as you’re putting in the work, paying attention in the meetings, you’re locked in and you’re putting in the necessary time to studying the game plan,” Neu added. “If you do that and you feel good about the preparation and the time that you’ve put in, all I can ask you to do is go out there and do your job. If you do your job with maximum effort for four quarters, that’s all anybody can ask of you. The stakes are the same for both football teams.”
The game will be broadcast on the airwaves with Voice of the Cardinals Mick Tidrow, Haven Fields and Jack McMullen on the Ball State Gainbridge Radio Network, WLBC and SiriusXM 972. The game will be televised on ESPN with Dave Neal, Dan Mullen and Taylor Davis describing the action.
Inside the Series: Toledo
Ball State and Toledo are set to square off for the 48th time in series history Tuesday. The Cardinals have won two of the last three meetings, including the last matchup inside the Glass Bowl, 27-24, in 2020. Ball State had lost four of the previous five duels at Toledo prior to the victory. However, the Rockets won last season’s duel in Muncie, 22-12.
Getting a victory in Toledo has led to great success for Ball State. Following the last three wins inside the Glass Bowl (2008, 2012, 2020), the Cardinals reached a bowl game all three seasons. A win on Tuesday night would secure bowl eligibility for the third straight season. Ball State has never gone to a bowl in three consecutive campaigns.
Coach Neu on Toledo…
“Overall, their team speed is really good. That speaks to the job that they do in recruiting as well. They’re a good defensive football team. They’ve got a lot of experience on defense and a lot of experience on offense. This is a team that when you look at their numbers in all three phases, they’re one of the top teams on offense, one of the top teams on defense and one of the top teams on special teams. On the discipline side, they’re one of the least penalized teams. They’re really doing a good job. This is a good team.”
Coll Nominated for Wuerffel Trophy
ILB Clayton Coll was nominated for the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy, given annually to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.
A team captain and member of the leadership council, Coll has led the Cardinals to back-to-back bowl games for the third time ever. He’s a two-time Academic All-MAC selection while boasting a 3.77 GPA in progress towards a degree in biology.
In the community, Coll has volunteered numerous hours at nursing homes, serving meals to families in need at his hometown high school and has been a mentor among much more.
Playmakers on the Outside
WR Jayshon Jackson and Yo’Heinz Tyler bring a load of playmaking experience through their collegiate careers. Along with Penn State and UTSA, Ball State’s duo of Jackson and Tyler are the only pairing to have each caught at least one ball in 30 consecutive games.
Jackson is one of only two players in the country to have at least three games of 10 catches and 100 receiving yards this season, joining Charlie Jones (Purdue), who has four.
BALL STATE’S OFFENSE SHINES IN HISTORIC SEASON OPENER
MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State men’s basketball team opened the 2022-23 campaign inside the friendly confines of Worthen Arena against Earlham on Monday night. Demarius Jacobs recorded a game-high 19 points as he led the Cardinals in a 109-39 victory.
Head Coach Michael Lewis earned his first win as a head coach as Ball State started the season 1-0, while Earlham opened the season 0-1.
Ball State made history tonight as it produced the largest margin of victory in a single game with the 70-point win. The previous record was 64 points against Cardinal Stritch in 1989. The Cardinals’ 109 points is tied for the 13th most in program history and is the first time scoring over 105 points since February 18, 2017.
Payton Sparks made his presence felt early and often. Less than two minutes into the contest, Sparks came up with a big rejection with the score 4-3 in favor of Ball State.
Ball State would follow that with a 28-6 run, which included two monster jams, one by Jacobs and the other by Sparks.
The Cardinals ended the half on a 25-10 run and took a 55-19 lead into the break. At the break, Jacobs had a game-high 17 points, while Sparks added 13 points. The Ball State defense was stout and forced 11 Earlham turnovers. The biggest key of the first half, besides holding the Quakers to just 19 points, the Cardinals did not send the Quakers to the free-throw line in the half.
The intensity did not waiver to start the second half as BSU opened the frame with a 24-5 run. During the run, the Cardinal defense remained tough as it blocked multiple shots.
Ball State was able to utilize turnovers and covert the transition opportunities, one of which was when Jalen Windham found Ben Hendriks for the two-handed dunk.
The Cardinals kept the intensity and pressure on until the final seconds of the game. Kaiyem Cleary recorded a steal and went coast-to-coast for the one-handed slam.
Six different Ball State players scored in double digits, including Jacobs who had a game-high 19 points and added a game-high six assists. Mickey Pearson Jr. recorded a double-double with a career-high 13 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, the first of his career. Kaiyem Cleary produced 17 points, the most for him as an NCAA Division I player. Sparks finished with 15 points and eight boards. Basheer Jihad produced 13 points to go along with four rebounds. Windham ended the game with 10 points, six rebounds with a career-high five assists and a career-best four steals.
The Cardinals were strong from the field as they combined to shoot 61.2 percent to go along with a 71.9 percentage at the free-throw line. Ball State’s defense recorded 10 blocked shots, which is tied for the fifth most in program history. The Cardinals outscored the Quakers 52-17 in bench points as well as more points in the paint, 66-20. BSU was strong on the glass as it took a 53-30 advantage in rebounds. Ball State played a pretty clean game as it limited Earlham to just six free-throw attempts.
Jaden Terry led the Quakers with 12 points as he was the lone EC player in double figures. Terry added two rebounds and one steal. Lokiron Anda led Earlham with four rebounds.
Ball State returns to action on Saturday, Nov. 12, for its first road contest of the season. The Cardinals make the trip to Terre Haute for a battle with the Indiana State Sycamores. Tip is slated for 2 p.m.
WBB’S COMEBACK BID FALLS SHORT IN SEASON OPENER AT TENNESSEE TECH
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Freshman Sydney Bolden completed an old fashioned 3-pointer with a basket and a made free throw with 1:44 to play Monday at Tennessee Tech, but the Golden Eagles spoiled the Cardinals’ bid for a season opening road win in the final minute.
Some unforeseen errors by Ball State forced the Cardinals to foul the Golden Eagles in the final seconds of the game. Tennessee Tech was successful from the charity stripe and was able to escape with the 68-63 victory.
Ball State rallied from 12 points down at the start of the final stanza to give itself a chance to win at the Eblen Center.
For the game, Anna Clephane led the Cardinals with 12 points while newcomers Alex Richard and Sydney Shafer each had 11 points apiece. Senior Annie Rauch rounded out the double-figure scoring with 10 points while defensively, sophomore Marie Kiefer pulled down 10 rebounds.
The Cardinals came out confident in the opening minutes as Kiefer opened the contest with a quick layup. Ball State continued to control the momentum by eventually building a 7-3 advantage over Tennessee Tech. Both teams were composed and played stellar defense the first 10 minutes of action. The Golden Eagles would eventuallycome out atop of the Cardinals 18-14 at the end of the first period.
Tennessee Tech finally found their offensive rhythm in the second quarter outscoring Ball State 21-10. The Golden Eagles would take a 39-24 advantage over the Cardinals at intermission.
Clephane made her return to the lineup after being sidelined last year due to an injury, she and Shafer led the Cardinals after the first half with seven points each.
After the break, Ball State began chipping away at the Golden Eagles’ 19-point lead making the score 55-45 at the 1:46 mark in the third period of play. The Cardinals managed to put together a 6-0 run which was sparked by back-to-back second chance layups from Kiefer and Rauch. Ball State was able to remain within reach of Tennessee Tech, trailing by only 12 points to end the third.
The Ball State women’s basketball team returns home Monday, Nov. 14 against IU East for the Cardinals’ annual “Field Trip Day.” The game is slated to begin at 11 a.m. ET in Worthen Arena.
IRISH EARN NO. 1 SEED IN NCAA TOURNAMENT
INDIANAPOLIS – For the first time since 2008, the Notre Dame women’s soccer team has earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Therefore, the road to the 2022 College Cup runs through South Bend as the Irish could host up to four games at Alumni Stadium.
The top-four seeds in the South Bend quadrant are as follows: No. 1 Notre Dame, No. 2 North Carolina, No. 3 Stanford and No. 4 Michigan State. Up first, the Irish will play Summit League Tournament Champion Omaha (7-8-6) on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 2 p.m. ET.
The Irish enter the Big Dance with a 14-2-3 record and have not lost since Sept. 25. They went 4-1-3 against the top-25 and finished with the No. 4 rated RPI. A win this weekend would give Doug & Lisa Jones Family head coach Nate Norman his most victories at the helm.
Notre Dame also cleaned up in the end of season ACC awards – winning Coach of the Year, Midfielder of the Year (Korbin Albert) and Defender of the Year (Eva Gaetino). In fact, Albert is making a strong push for the Hermann Trophy – scoring 11 goals over the last eight games.
“One seed is a great validation for the work we’ve had to do,” Doug & Lisa Jones Family Head Coach Nate Norman said. “You can’t look ahead because there’s so many good teams in our bracket. Right now, the focus is on Omaha and how to get past that game.
“Being at home is great and just going through the normal routine. Plus, having soccer in South Bend in November and forcing southern or western schools to travel here could give us an edge.”
For the 28th time over the last 30 years, the Irish are dancing in the NCAA Tourney. Notre Dame’s overall postseason record sits at 70-23-4, which ranks as the third most wins behind UNC (139-17-4) and Florida State (72-18-4). UCLA is right behind with 69-21-5.
The Irish boast three NCAA championships, which is tied for second most – 1995, 2004, 2010 – and five runner-up finishes (1994, 1996, 1999, 2006, 2008). All-in-all, they’ve qualified for 12 College Cups.
SYCAMORES RALLY PAST BILLIKENS IN SEASON OPENER
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State overcame a 14-point deficit in the final eight minutes of the fourth quarter Monday morning, rallying to defeat visiting Saint Louis 64-62 inside Hulman Center.
Anna McKendree led all scorers with 19 points, while Del’Janae Williams added 15 and Chelsea Cain scored 14. Indiana State scored 31 of its 64 points in the fourth quarter.
After a slow start for both teams, Saint Louis used a 22-point third quarter to build a double-digit lead. With its backs against the wall, Indiana State came out firing in the final quarter, with Cain, McKendree and Williams combining for 29 points in the final 10 minutes. The Sycamores, once down 51-37, closed the game on a 15-2 run to open the season victorious.
McKendree got the Sycamores going early in the first quarter with a 3-pointer from the wing, as she scored the first five points for the Trees. Bella Finnegan added a 3-pointer from the corner late in the quarter, as Indiana State led 12-9 following a low-scoring opening quarter.
Saint Louis took its first lead of the game early in the second quarter, but McKendree went on a personal 5-0 run of her own to put the Trees back in front. Neither team got into a rhythm offensively, but baskets by Caitlin Anderson and McKendree inside the final minute gave Indiana State a slim 25-24 lead at the intermission.
Del’Janae Williams connected on a pull-up jumper early in the third quarter to get on the board, but Saint Louis seized control with a 14-0 run to go in front by double-digits. Mya Glanton ended the run with a layup and Williams added a 3-pointer late in the quarter, but the Billikens took a 46-33 lead into the fourth quarter.
Indiana State opened the fourth quarter with baskets by Glanton and Cain, but SLU extended its lead to 51-37 with less than eight minutes remaining. From there, it was all Indiana State, as Williams kickstarted the Sycamore rally with a 3-pointer. Saint Louis led by double-digits with four minutes to go, but the game never seemed out of reach for the Sycamores despite the scoreline.
Cain started the go-ahead rally with an and-one off an inbounds play and Hattie Westerfeld made it a two-possession game with a second-chance bucket. Back-to-back 3-pointers by McKendree and Williams, the latter coming in transition off a McKendree steal, made it a 62-61 game and forced Saint Louis to take a timeout. The Sycamores went ahead inside the final minute on a McKendree floater and prevented Saint Louis from getting a good look off late in the game, sealing a dramatic, come-from-behind win for the Blue and White.
Inside the Numbers
Indiana State won the rebounding battle 44-39, with the Sycamores grabbing 20 offensive rebounds.
The Sycamores forced Saint Louis 21 turnovers, seven of which came in the fourth quarter during Indiana State’s comeback.
Anna McKendree’s 19 points were her most in a Sycamore uniform.
Indiana State’s defense played a significant role in the comeback, as Saint Louis missed each of its last five shots and the Sycamores forced four turnovers in the last 2:30 of the contest.
Indiana State was 11-for-19 (57.1 percent) from the field in the fourth quarter, making four of its eight treys in the last 10 minutes.
News & Notes
Monday’s win was the 700th in program history, which dates back to 1971-72.
Indiana State is 2-0 in season openers under head coach Chad Killinger. The Sycamores opened last season with an 88-33 win over Stephens College.
Indiana State’s starting lineup consisted of guards Del’Janae Williams, Anna McKendree and Ella Sawyer, and forwards Chelsea Cain and Mya Glanton.
Monday’s win gave Indiana State an 8-4 lead in the all-time series and made it 3-3 in games played in Terre Haute.
Monday’s win was the first time the Sycamores overturned a double-digit deficit in a win since coming back from a 13-point deficit to beat Drake on Dec. 30, 2021.
Indiana State remains at home to face Central Michigan Nov. 16. Tipoff inside Hulman Center is set for 6 p.m.
MCCAULEY, GIBSON POWER SYCAMORES TO SEASON-OPENING WIN AGAINST GREEN BAY
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Newcomers Courvoisier McCauley and Trenton Gibson wasted no time making an impact in the Blue and White Monday night as they combined for 41 points and 21 rebounds in Indiana State’s 80-53 season-opening win against Green Bay inside the Hulman Center.
All 10 Sycamores who saw action found their name on the scoresheet, paced by McCauley’s game-high 23 points. Gibson was the only other Sycamore in double-figures with 18 points while he and McCauley each notched a double-double with 11 and 10 boards, respectively.
McCauley knocked down six triples while shooting 8-of-16 from the field overall in the game, and Gibson shot an impressive 8-of-9 from the field.
After leading by just three points (34-31) at the half, Indiana State (1-0) turned it up on both ends of the court in the second half, outscoring Green Bay (0-1) 46-22 in the frame while holding the Phoenix to just one basket from the field in the last 13 minutes of the game. ISU’s lead peaked at 27 on a Masen Miller triple with 25 seconds to go.
Both teams got off to a slow start as nothing fell until almost three minutes into the game when Green Bay hit the first basket of the game. McCauley’s first trey of the game gave ISU its first lead of the night, 7-6, at 14:54. The Sycamores went on to hit four triples in a two-minute span, and an 8-0 ISU run was capped off by a steal and no-look pass from Julian Larry to Jayson Kent for the layup at 9:04 that put the Sycamores up 22-14.
Green Bay responded with a 9-0 run to retake the lead at 23-22, but McCauley immediately snatched the lead back with a bucket from deep and later pushed ISU’s lead to 31-25 with his third triple of the game at 2:25. Larry connected from deep with just under a minute to go in the half to help the Sycamores head into the break up 34-31.
McCauley continued to light it up beyond the arc in the second half, hitting back-to-back triples at 16:36 to push ISU’s lead to 46-38. That lead hit double digits on Xavier Bledson’s feed to Larry under the basket with just under 10 minutes left, and Gibson hit double-figures on the scoresheet with a layup that extended ISU’s lead to 58-54 at 9:14. A Gibson and-one followed by his lone trey of the night made it 70-50 ISU with 4:32 to go, and McCauley and Miller each added another 3-pointer each in the closing minutes to seal the victory.
Inside the Numbers
Indiana State shot 54.4% from the floor and 48.3% from the three-point line in the game while holding Green Bay to 38.5% from the floor and 27.8% from three.
The Sycamores dished out 21 assists and added eight steals in the win. Three different Sycamores had five assists including Julian Larry and Xavier Bledson with five off the bench.
Among the 10 Sycamores who found the scoresheet on the night, seven of them recorded a 3-pointer including Zach Hobbs and Masen Miller who each had two off the bench alongside Courvoisier McCauley’s game-high of six. ISU hit 14 triples as a team on the night.
Indiana State forced 17 Green Bay turnovers and converted for 26 points off those turnovers.
The Sycamores won the battle on the boards, outrebounding the Phoenix 36-27.
ISU outscored the Phoenix 34-20 in the paint and 23-8 in fast break points.
News & Notes
Trenton Gibson and Courvoisier McCauley each made their Indiana State debut with a start while Masen Miller and Jayson Kent made their ISU debut off the bench.
The Sycamores are now 2-0 in season openers under head coach Josh Schertz after defeating Green Bay on the road to open last season, 81-77, on Nov. 9 2021.
The Sycamores continue their season-opening homestand Saturday, Nov. 12 when they welcome in-state rival Ball State to the Hulman Center. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET and will be carried live on The Valley on ESPN and 105.5 The Legend.
AMELLIA BROMENSCHENKEL SCORES CAREER-HIGH AS MASTODONS MOVE TO 1-0
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Amellia Bromenschenkel scored a career-high 22 points in Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball’s season opening 90-45 win over Goshen on Monday (Nov. 7).
Bromenschenkel knocked in her 22 points in just 26 minutes on an efficient 9-of-14 shooting. She was also 4-of-7 from 3-point range and grabbed six rebounds. Newcomer Destinee Marshall scored 11 points in her Mastodon debut and Shayla Sellers and Audra Emmerson joined the junior duo in double-figures with 10 points each.
The Mastodons held Goshen under 10 points in two quarters, including a game-low four points in the second period. While containing Goshen to 2-of-9 from the floor, the Mastodons were 9-of-18 for 21 points in the quarter. The ‘Dons missed a rare opportunity to score the same number in all quarters, scoring just 21 in the second and 23 in all others.
In the two quarters on either side of halftime, the Mastodons out-scored Goshen 44-11, holding the Maple Leafs to just 5-of-23 shooting (21.7 percent).
Fourteen Mastodons saw the floor, with all but one scoring at least two points. The ‘Dons had just seven turnovers, with no one committing more than two. They forced Goshen into 27. The Mastodons’ 44.9 percent from the floor was the most since January 29, 2022.
Purdue Fort Wayne starts 2022-23 with a 1-0 record while Goshen stays at 3-1, as the Maple Leafs played this game as an exhibition. The Mastodons will be back in action on Thursday (Nov. 10) at Big Ten foe Michigan State. The ‘Dons currently have a one-game win streak against MSU.
MASTODONS FALL IN SEASON OPENER AT NO. 22 MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Quinton Morton-Robertson finished with a team-high 15 points in Purdue Fort Wayne’s 75-56 loss to No. 22 Michigan on Monday (Nov. 7) evening.
Morton-Robertson, in his first game in uniform for the ‘Dons after redshirting last season, scored 10 points in the first half. Deonte Billups opened the game with a pair of 3-pointers to put the Mastodons up 6-2. While the ‘Dons would fall behind by double-digits in the opening half they would get within eight at 25-17. It was a nine-point game until Michigan made a 3-pointer with six seconds left in the half to go up 40-28.
The Mastodons went on a 10-0 run in the second half to make it a 59-47 game with 8:05 left. Morton-Robertson had the 3-pointer to cap the run. However, the Wolverines pulled away from there.
Bobby Planutis made three 3-pointers to record 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.
The ‘Dons made nine 3-pointers.
Michigan was led by Hunter Dickinson’s 22 points.
The ‘Dons return to action on Saturday at home against SIUE.
ACES OPEN DAVID RAGLAND ERA WITH ROAD VICTORY
OXFORD, Ohio – Leading for 39 out of the 40 minutes, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team opened the David Ragland era with a 78-74 victory over Miami Ohio on Monday evening inside Millett Hall.
“Winning is hard, especially when you are playing against a team that is well-coached and puts you in tough situations. Every time we made a run, they (Miami) responded,” UE head men’s basketball coach David Ragland exclaimed following the win. “I credit our guys with continuing to fight. This means a ton for our group. You are pushing hard work, commitment and so much more and you hope that you can win with it.”
Leading the way for the Purple Aces was Kenny Strawbridge Jr. with 23 points on 9-of-17 shooting. He added four rebounds. Yacine Toumi scored 15 points with five of his nine shots finding the bottom of the net. Marvin Coleman II recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds. Defensively, Sekou Kalle hauled in 10 rebounds to help UE finish with a 35-33 edge in that statistic.
In his time at Indian Hills Community College last season, Yacine Toumi was 0-3 from outside. In the opening minutes at Miami, Toumi matched the number of attempts while connecting on two. Toumi recorded the opening eight points of the night for the Aces as they opened with an 8-3 lead.
A 6-for-9 start from the field led to a 14-3 advantage for Evansville in the opening four minutes of the contest. Kenny Strawbridge Jr., who led all players with 12 in the opening period, had a pair of baskets in the stretch. Blaise Beauchamp put the finishing touches on the scorching start as he converted an and-one with 12:10 remaining in the half to push the lead to 19-5. UE was 8-for-14 in the first eight minutes.
Led by a Ryan Mabrey triple, the RedHawks battled back. His shot was part of a 10-2 rally over the next three minutes that cut the MU deficit to 21-15 at the 9:16 mark. The next segment belonged to the Aces, who were able to stretch the lead back to double figures. Gage Bobe converted a triple before Preston Phillips wrapped up the run with a slam with 3:21 left in the half to solidify a 32-21 edge.
Over the final minutes, Miami cut into the deficit, outscoring the Aces by an 11-4 margin to make it a 36-32 game at the half. Strawbridge led everyone with 12 at the break with Toumi scoring nine.
Miami scored first to make it a 2-point game in the opening seconds, but the second long ball of the game from Bobe made it a two-possession game once again. Up 47-42, the Aces doubled the lead when Antoine Smith Jr. drained a three at the 12:08 mark to give UE a 56-46 advantage. Over the next four minutes, the RedHawks cut into the deficit. Outscoring UE by a 14-5 margin, MU made it a 61-60 contest with 8:03 showing as Morgan Stafford was true from outside.
Toumi put the Aces back on the board with a free throw and layup that made it a 64-60 score over the next 60 seconds. With under five minutes remaining, Marvin Coleman II hit a long jumper just inside the 3-point line to make it a 70-63 game. After Miami came back again, Sekou Kalle picked up a dunk that would push the edge to 75-69.
With Evansille still up by six, Anderson Mirambeaux knocked down a trey to make it a 1-possession tilt with 47 ticks showing. Coleman converted three of his four free throw attempts to put the gavme on ice and give the Aces the 78-74 victory.
UE shot 46.7% on the night with MU finishing at 43.3%. Mirambeaux led all players with 27 tallies. Evansville continues play on Saturday with a trip to Saint Louis for a 6 p.m. game.
CLARK’S HISTORIC NIGHT POWERS ACES TO 89-81 WIN OVER EKU
EVANSVILLE – Fifth-year guard Myia Clark hit eight three-pointers, tying the program single-game record, as the University of Evansville women’s basketball team battled to an 89-81 victory on the road at Eastern Kentucky on Monday evening in Richmond, Ky.
Clark’s historic night resulted in a 25-point performance as the St. Louis native hit eight of her nine attempts from beyond the arc, matching Courtney Felke’s eight trifectas against Morehead State on Nov. 19, 2007. The Aces were buoyed by an impressive debut performance from redshirt junior Barbora Tomancova, who earned her first double-double in the white and purple with 16 points and 15 rebounds, while adding a trio of blocks. Graduate guard Anna Newman finished in double-figures, accumulating 15 points and a game-high eight assists, while fifth-year guard A’Niah Griffin tallied 14 points to round-out Evansville’s double-digit scorers. EKU was led by Antwainette Walker, who had a game-high 29 points for the Colonels.
What would prove to be a game fraught with foul trouble, Evansville battled with early foul issues that limited the first half minutes of a few key contributors. Last season’s leading scorer Abby Feit picked-up two quick fouls in the opening period and saw just seven minutes in the first half, while Griffin played just four minutes in the opening half and sophomore guard Elly Morgan was charged with three fouls. In a game of runs, Evansville worked its advantage to seven on a three from Griffin with 7:33 left in the first quarter, but EKU would close within just a pair a few minutes later at 12-10. A high-powered Aces attack would run the lead as large as nine with less than a minute in the quarter, but a late Colonel bucket got it back to seven at 29-22 at the break.
Evansville picked right up where it left off in the second quarter with Tomancova taking over and helping the Aces lead reach what would be its largest point of the night at 48-29 on another made triple from Clark. EKU would not go away as the Colonels mounted a 12-2 run over the final 4:24 of the first half, narrowing Evansville’s lead to 50-41 at the half.
A five-point spurt from Anna Newman in the third quarter helped restore the Aces lead back to 17 with just over two minutes left in the third quarter. But as was true the previous two periods, EKU made a push as the quarter waned getting back within seven as the game entered the final 10 minutes. The Aces showed the ability to hold an opponent at bey in the fourth, surviving multiple runs from EKU, but holding off the Colonels and never letting the home side get any closer than six. With under a minute left in the game, Clark knocked-down her eighth three-pointer of the game, helping to solidify the Aces 89-81 win.
Evansville continues its season-opening road swing on Thursday night with a trip to take on No. 4 Iowa at 6:30 PM in Iowa City, Iowa.
USI’S LATE RALLIES FALL SHORT AT MISSOURI
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball exploded for 60 second half points, but it was not enough in falling to the University of Missouri, 97-91, Monday evening in Columbia, Missouri. The Screaming Eagles, who were playing in their very first NCAA Division I game, starts the year 0-1, while Missouri begins 2022-23, 1-0.
The Eagles got off to a rocky start by spotting the Tigers a 9-0 lead before sophomore guard Isaiah Swope (Newburgh, Indiana) scored USI’s first NCAA Division I basket on a drive to the bucket with 16:39 on the clock. USI shrank the margin to 9-5 on a three by Swope and again at 11-7 on jumper in the paint by sophomore guard Jeremiah Hernandez (Chicago, Illinois).
Missouri rebounded to grow its lead to 14 points, 26-12, halfway through the opening stanza, before USI made another run. The Eagles closed the gap to eight points twice in front of another Tiger run to get the lead to 16 points at the break, 47-31.
The second half was a much different USI team on the court as the Eagles rallied in the final 10 minutes to drive the Tigers to the edge.
USI scored the first four points of the second half on a pair of buckets by senior guard Jelani Simmons (Columbus, Ohio) to cut the halftime deficit to 11 points, 47-36. The Tigers quickly responded by scoring nine quick points to extend the margin to 20 points, 56-36, with 17:30 left on the clock.
The Eagles started their first comeback of the second half with a speedy 11-0 sprint to shrink the deficit to nine points, 56-47, when graduate forward Trevor Lakes (Lebanon, Indiana) hit two back-to-back three-point bombs. Missouri pushed the lead back to double digits and posted another 20-point lead, 83-63, with 4:47 to go, but USI was not done and had a second rally in reserve.
USI would outscore Missouri, 28-14, in the final four minutes to close the 20-point gap to just six, 97-91, before the final buzzer shut the door on the Eagles’ offensive surge. The Eagles were a blistering nine-of-10 from the field, including a perfect seven-of-seven from beyond the arc, and three-of-three from the stripe during their final push. Hernandez led the final rally with 11 of the 28 points, while Lakes dropped in nine.
After the lackluster first half that saw the Eagles shoot 28.1 percent from the field (9-32), including a 1-13 showing from long range, USI’s second half was nearly perfect. The Eagles shot a blistering 71.4 percent from the field (20-28), including 82.4 percent from beyond the arc (14-17), and six-of-nine from the stripe.
Individually for the game, USI had five players score in double-digits, led by Simmons, who scored 17 second half points and finished with a game-high 23. He was perfect in the second half, hitting six-of-six from the field and five-of-five from three-point range. The senior also was eight-of-15 from the field in the game and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
Lakes and Hernandez followed with 18 points and 14 points, respectively. Lakes scored all 18 of his points in the second half, while Hernandez posted 11 of his 14 points in the final half. Swope was fourth on the team with 13 points and dished a team-high six assists.
Junior guard Tyler Henry (Brooklyn, New York) rounded out the USI double-digit scorers with 11 points.
Next Up 2022-223 Regular season:
USI opens the 2022-23 home schedule Sunday when it hosts Southern Illinois University for a 3 p.m. contest at Screaming Eagles Arena. The game will be streamed on ESPN+, while airing on ESPN 97.7 FM and 95.7FM The Spin.
The Eagles trail the all-time series versus the Salukis, 3-0, and have not played SIU in the regular season since the 1984-85. SIU won the first meeting between the two teams in 1981-82 (84-59) before taking the matchups in 1983-84 (103-73) and 1984-85 (83-70).
USI narrowly missed winning an exhibition game at SIU in 2009-10 when the Salukis won, 71-69, on a last second shot.
EAGLES CAPTURE FIRST WIN AS D-I PROGRAM MONDAY
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball started the 2022-23 season and the first as an NCAA Division I program with an 87-39 win over Oakland City University Monday night at Screaming Eagles Arena.
Graduate Ashlynn Brown (Perrysburg, Ohio) scored the first basket of the NCAA Division I era for USI Women’s Basketball with a layup under the basket.
The Screaming Eagles went to work in the paint early in the game. Through the first quarter, USI scored 14 points in the paint and had six of their 13 rebounds on the offensive glass. Southern Indiana also built a couple of sizable runs in the first, including an 8-0 run over a two-minute span early in the quarter and a 10-0 run toward the tail end of the first. Sophomore guard Vanessa Shafford (Linton, Indiana) got off to a solid start, scoring seven points in the opening quarter. USI led 24-11 after one period of play.
USI turned to their defense to increase their lead in the second quarter, getting a charge drawn by Brown. The USI defense also had seven takeaways and forced Oakland City into 10 turnovers in the second quarter. The Screaming Eagles went on to convert those turnovers into 18 points, eventually leading to a 27-point lead at halftime.
At the break, USI totaled 20 rebounds, 16 assists, 12 steals, 29 points off turnovers, and 24 points in the paint, while shooting 53 percent from the floor and 4-5 from three. Shafford led the Eagles at halftime with 12 points, six rebounds, and five steals. Senior forward Hannah Haithcock (Washington Courthouse, Ohio) was also in double-figures by halftime, scoring ten in the first half. Oakland City was limited to 33 percent shooting and 2-10 from three. The Mighty Oaks had 14 rebounds, 21 turnovers, and four assists in the first 20 minutes.
USI started the third quarter just as strong as they finished the first half. Southern Indiana started the third on a 13-0 run, getting multiple contributions from junior forward Meredith Raley (Haubstadt, Indiana). Raley had four points at halftime, but she quickly tallied ten in the third period, including an old-fashioned three-point play. USI outscored Oakland City 25-4 in the third.
In the fourth quarter, USI was able to go to their bench and get a sense of the team’s bench depth. Sophomore forward Claudia Gallegos (Naperville, Illinois) and sophomore center Lauren Carie (Vincennes, Indiana) each scored a bucket in the final quarter for the Screaming Eagles.
For the game, USI outrebounded Oakland City 53-32, as the Screaming Eagles pulled down 20 offensive rebounds. The Screaming Eagles also had assists on 26 of their 33 made baskets. USI shot 49 percent overall, 7-14 from three, and 14-18 from the charity stripe. On the defensive end, Southern Indiana finished with 19 steals and forced 33 turnovers. USI recorded 35 points off turnovers and 42 points in the paint.
Individually, USI was led in scoring by Haithcock with 16 points. Raley totaled 14 points with five rebounds and four assists. Shafford scored 12 points with nine rebounds and five steals.
For Oakland City, the Mighty Oaks shot 21 percent overall, hitting 12 of 58 attempts. The Mighty Oaks went 3-22 from three and 12-18 from the free throw line. They were led in scoring by junior guard Marissa Austin with 11 points.
The Screaming Eagles will return home Friday evening at 6 p.m., as USI welcomes Western Illinois University to Screaming Eagles Arena. Friday’s game is part of a buy one, get one fandom deal where fans can buy a ticket to Friday’s game or Sunday’s USI Men’s Basketball home game and get the other game free. Fans can buy tickets online at usiscreamingeagles.com.
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH ROAD WIN AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN
The Valpo women’s basketball team got the 2022-23 campaign off to a winning start on Monday evening on the road at Central Michigan, taking the lead in a tight game for good early in the third quarter and keeping the Chippewas at bay to earn a 71-64 victory. Junior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) notched her third career double-double which featured a career-best 20 points.
How It Happened
CMU scored on each of its first four possessions of the game to jump out to a quick 8-1 lead before Valpo came back with seven in a row, including five by Earnest, to tie the score at 8-8 halfway through the opening period.
The Chippewas pulled out to a 15-11 edge with two minutes to play in the first period, but the Beacons closed the quarter with six in a row — including four free throws from freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) to claim a 17-15 lead 10 minutes in.
Valpo held a lead for nearly the entire second quarter, with CMU evening the score once early in the period. The Beacons’ lead reached as many as six points, the latest at 29-23 with 3:25 to play in the half, before the Chippewas scored nine of the half’s final 13 points to cut the Valpo edge to 33-32 at intermission.
CMU pulled in front by a point as it scored on its second possession of the third quarter, but fifth-year Maya Dunson (Dayton, Ohio/Wayne [Loyola]) countered with a 3-pointer on Valpo’s next trip — a shot which proved to give Valpo the lead for good.
The Beacons connected on each of their first three triples of the third quarter, as Saunders and sophomore Olivia Sims (Toledo, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy [Oakland]) each hit from deep as well to force a CMU timeout with Valpo leading 44-36 with 6:28 to play in the period.
Valpo scored just two points over the next four-plus minutes, but allowed only eight over that same stretch to keep the Chippewas from re-gaining the lead. Then sophomore Katie Beyer (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) took over, scoring seven points over a four-possession span late in the quarter to push the Beacons’ lead to 55-48 with 10 minutes to play.
A single free throw was the only offense Valpo was able to muster over the first 4:50 of the fourth quarter, but again the Beacons battled on the defensive end to keep CMU off the board for the most part as well, as the Chippewas scored just four points over that span.
A driving layup from senior Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) snapped the cold streak and pushed the Beacons’ lead back to six points halfway through the period.
CMU cut the lead to three on back-to-back trips inside of 3:30 to play, but both times Valpo responded, first with a pair of free throws from Earnest and then with a nice finish at the rim by Beyer.
A triple from CMU’s Sydney Harris with 1:20 to play brought the Chippewas as close as they had been since early in the third quarter, as Valpo led by just two at 64-62. Fifth-year Ilysse Pitts (Aurora, Ill./Montini Catholic) had the answer, driving and finishing at the rim to push the lead back to four.
A miss on CMU’s next trip was rebounded by Pitts, and Valpo closed the game out at the foul line down the stretch, going 5-of-6 at the stripe over the final 35 seconds to secure the win.
Inside the Game
The win was Valpo’s first in a season opener since the 2017-18 season, and the Beacons’ first in a season opener against a D-I opponent since 2014-15.
The Beacons avenged a loss from last season’s second game, in which they also led Central Michigan entering the fourth quarter before the Chippewas rallied for the win at the ARC.
Valpo shot at a 51% clip (25-of-49) from the floor on Monday night, hitting 55% or better in each of the first three periods. The Beacons were an efficient 7-of-17 from 3-point range while CMU was just 3-of-27 from deep.
Leading the way was Earnest, who scored a career-best 20 points and tied her career high with 10 rebounds for the third double-double of her career. Not only did she make a career-best eight baskets, Earnest shot 8-of-11 from the field.
The junior had plenty of help Monday however, as four Valpo players scored in double figures. Beyer, who entered Monday without a collegiate point in six career games, scored 11 points off the bench on 5-of-6 shooting and added five rebounds.
Brown totaled 11 points as well, her seventh double-digit effort in the Valpo uniform, while Saunders scored 10 off the bench in her collegiate debut.
Pitts dished out a game-high five assists, just one off her collegiate best.
Sims appeared in her first game at Valpo on Monday night, scoring five points and registering a pair of steals while leading the Beacons with a plus-minus of +10.
Despite surrendering 24 offensive boards to CMU, Valpo was only a -8 on the glass (44-36) overall and nearly matched the Chippewas’ paint production, 38-36.
Thoughts From Coach Evans
“Anytime you win on the road, it’s a fantastic thing — it’s hard to do. We didn’t have a lot of information on what CMU would do with the overhaul on their roster. Our players did a tremendous job of adjusting on the fly with seeing what they were trying to do, plays they were running.”
“Short of the turnovers, I thought we did a nice job running our offense. When we drove it and shared the ball, I thought we got some tremendous looks.”
“Ali came in and gave us a big lift. She hadn’t played a basketball game in over a year, so she was really excited for the opportunity to play. She was a great spark – she has a tremendous skill set, and I’m looking forward to watching her continue to get more comfortable and confident running the point for us.”
“Katie and Ava have sat behind other players the last couple years, and have never asked about playing time. They’ve just kept their head down and worked. They’ve both shown a great level of improvement over the last year, and even over the last month or two.”
“We’ve never questioned whether Leah can put the ball in the basket, and I think the other pieces are really coming around. I thought she rebounded the basketball great tonight. She was more patient, let the offense really come to her.”
Valpo (1-0) comes home to the ARC for each of its next three games, starting on Saturday afternoon at noon when the Beacons welcome Southern Miss to town. That game can be seen live on ESPN3.
MEN’S BASKETBALL DROPS OPENER AT TOLEDO
The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team outscored Toledo by 11 after halftime, but a slow start was too much to overcome in a season-opening 85-70 setback at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. The play of Quinton Green (Columbus, Ohio / Homeschool [Cedarville]) in his Beacon debut was a major bright spot as he drilled five 3s en route to a team-high 20 points.
Valpo shot 68 percent after halftime in a game against a team that won 47 games over the last two seasons, captured back-to-back Mid-American Conference regular-season titles and boasted four returning starters.
How It Happened
Green and Kobe King (La Crosse, Wis. / La Crosse Central [Wisconsin]) each had early baskets as Toledo held a slim 6-4 edge 2:30 in. That’s when the Rockets scored the next 15 points to sprint out to a 17-point lead at 21-4 with 11:56 left in the first half before Green tallied a bucket to stem the tide.
By halftime, the hosts’ lead had reached 26 at 52-26. Toledo shot 52.6 percent in the first 20 minutes, while Valpo was held to 32.4 percent and committed nine turnovers.
The Beacons started the second half with a 6-1 spurt that included baskets by Jerome Palm (Almere, Netherlands / Echnaton [Hillsborough CC]), Nick Edwards (Atlanta, Ga. / Grayson [Glenville State]) and King. The Edwards bucket came on a fastbreak following a steal.
Green had a big second half, including a trey despite being fouled that cut the lead to 20 with 5:40 remaining. He went to the free-throw line and completed the 4-point play to whittle the lead to 19. A Ben Krikke (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada / Jasper Place) hook shot a moment later reduced the lead to 17 at 78-61.
Krikke, King and Green all played well down the stretch, with King’s basket with 1:07 to go cutting the deficit to 15, the closest Valpo came after halftime.
The Beacons outscored the Rockets 44-33 in the second stanza. After an uncharacteristic first half, Krikke returned to form after the break by scoring 13 second-half points on 6-of-7 shooting. As a team, Valpo shot lights out in the second half (19-of-28, 67.9 percent), scoring 26 points in the paint while also hitting at a 4-of-7 clip from 3.
Inside the Game
Krikke pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, his first double-figure output on the glass since a career-high 15 on Jan. 24, 2021 at Illinois State. The rebounds came as part of Krikke’s second career double-double as he finished with 18 points, 13 of which came after halftime.
Green also scored 13 second-half points on 4-of-6 shooting, as the former Cedarville standout posted a team-high 20 points in his Valpo debut. His five triples tied a career high that he reached twice during his four-year career with the Yellow Jackets, most recently on Feb. 3, 2022.
This marked the 18th 20-point output of Green’s collegiate career. Green was the first Valpo player with five 3s in a game since Sheldon Edwards on Feb. 16 of last season vs. Loyola.
King finished with 15 points, marking the 25th double-figure scoring output of his collegiate career and his 20th at Valpo.
Edwards had eight points on an efficient 4-of-6 shooting to go along with a team-high five assists.
Edwards, Green, Palm and Cam Palesse (Waukesha, Wis. / Waukesha West) all made their Valpo debuts on Monday. The Beacons played without four scholarship players as Ibra Bayu, Maximus Nelson, Preston Ruedinger (Oshkosh, Wis. / Lourdes Academy) and Connor Barrett (Chicago, Ill. / Loyola Academy) were all sidelined. Only two players – Darius DeAviero (Kanata, Ottawa, Canada / Orangeville Prep) and Emil Freese-Vilien (Copenhagen, Denmark / Falkonergardens Gymnasium)– played in both last season’s opener vs. Toledo and this year’s lidlifter against the Rockets.
Toledo, ranked No. 4 in the CollegeInsiders.com Mid-Major Preseason Poll, won 112 games over the last five years (28th most in the country) and 47 over the last two years (18th most in the country). They are now 30-3 in their last 33 home games and have won 12 straight home openers.
The Rockets are receiving votes in both the USA Today Coaches’ Poll and the AP Top 25.
Valpo (0-1) will welcome Western Michigan to the Athletics-Recreation Center for a 4 p.m. tipoff on Sunday. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+ with links to live video, audio and stats available on ValpoAthletics.com.
MEN’S SOCCER ENTERS NCAA TOURNAMENT AS #7 SEED
INDIANAPOLIS – The University of Indianapolis men’s soccer team will be heading back to the NCAA Division II Tournament for a third-consecutive time after earning a No. 7 seed in the Super Region 3. This marks the sixth NCAA tournament appearance for UIndy in program history.
The Hounds (10-4-3, 7-3-2 GLVC) will be traveling to Ashland, Ohio, to battle No. 10-seeded Wisconsin-Parkside (10-3-4, 7-1-4 GLIAC) in an opening round contest. The winner of that match will have a chance at taking on the top-seeded Ashland Eagles in the second round of the regional.
UIndy is one of four GLVC teams competing in the NCAA tournament this year. Maryville collects a No. 3 seed while Illinois Springfield earns a No. 5 seed and Lewis garners a No. 6 seed.
The Greyhounds have made back-to-back Final Four appearances. Stay tuned for an official date and time of the opening round match by checking into www.UIndyAthletics.com.
HOUNDS STAY PUT IN LATEST NCAA REGIONAL RANKINGS
INDIANAPOLIS—The UIndy football team remained at No. 7 in this week’s in the Super Region 3 rankings. The Greyhounds trail four undefeated teams, a one-loss Ferris State squad and GLVC-rival Truman. The region’s top seven teams will qualify for the Division II playoffs, with the field announced on Sunday, November 13.
Ferris State and Pittsburgh State switched placed this week, representing the only movement in the SR3 top 10. The upcoming regular-season finale will feature three matchups of top-10 teams, including UIndy hosting Truman for the GLVC crown.
The Greyhounds are looking to make their seventh playoff appearance since 2012. They last earned a spot in the 2019 bracket, falling in the first round at Central Missouri. UIndy has amassed three postseason wins all-time, including a second-round appearance in ’18.
SUPER REGION 3 RANKINGS
|1.||Grand Valley State||9-0||6-0|
|10.||Northwest Missouri State||8-2||8-2|
FOOTBALL CREEPS UP TO 14TH IN COACHES POLL
WACO, Texas – The UIndy football team continued to climb up the AFCA Division II Coaches Poll, inching up one spot to No. 14 in this week’s edition. Owners of an 8-1 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in GLVC play, the Greyhounds moved up the rankings for the third consecutive week.
UIndy’s opponent in the upcoming regular-season finale, Truman State University, earned the 20th spot in the rankings, setting up a top-20 showdown this Saturday for the conference title and potentially a playoff spot as well.
AFCA DIVISION II COACHES POLL
|RK||SCHOOL (1st-place votes)||REC||PTS||PREV|
|1.||Grand Valley St. (Mich.) (28)||10-0||748||1|
|2.||Angelo St. (Tex.) (2)||10-0||722||2|
|4.||Ouachita Baptist (Ark.)||10-0||655||4|
|5.||Pittsburg St. (Kan.)||10-0||633||5|
|6.||Ferris St. (Mich.)||8-1||596||7|
|9.||Slippery Rock (Pa.)||9-1||496||10|
|10.||Northwest Missouri St.||8-2||459||11|
|11.||Colorado School of Mines||8-2||427||12|
|12.||Delta St. (Miss.)||9-1||389||6|
|22.||Emporia St. (Kan.)||8-2||136||23|
|24.||Henderson St. (Ark.)||8-2||46||NR|
|25.||Winona St. (Minn.)||8-2||36||NR|
Others Receiving Votes: Wingate (N.C.), 35; Wayne St. (Neb.), 23; Assumption (Mass.), 8; Notre Dame (Ohio), 7; Colorado St.-Pueblo, 6; Bemidji St. (Minn.), 4; Fort Valley St. (Ga.), 4; Saginaw Valley St. (Mich.), 3; New Haven (Conn.), 2; Fayetteville St. (N.C.), 1; Tuskegee (Ala.).
COLLIER TABBED AS CROSSROADS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jackson, Mich. – After guiding No. 7 Marian to a 3-0 week, Ella Collier of the Marian women’s basketball team has been named the Crossroads League Player of the Week, as voted on by the sports information staff’s within the league. Collier’s honor is her first of the season and fourth in her career.
Collier filled the box scores in each of No. 7 Marian’s three wins on the week, averaging 18.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals per victory. The junior guard shot 61.8 percent from the floor and 57.1 percent from three-point range for the Knights, and scored a season-high 22 points on Friday night in a win over St. Francis (Ill.).
Collier and the Knights will travel to Indiana Wesleyan for a pair of non-conference games over the weekend as part of the Leah Whittaker Memorial Tournament. Marian will take on Reinhardt on Friday night, while tipping off against No. 4 Carroll College on Saturday.
LOGAN BLAKE NAMED MSFA MIDEAST DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
INDIANAPOLIS – After a dominant outing against Siena Heights on Saturday, the MSFA has recognized Logan Blake as the Mideast League Defensive Player of the Week. Blake is the second Knight to earn the honor on the defensive side of the ball this year, as he earns his second career honor from the MSFA.
Logan Blake was all over the field for Marian in a 24-2 win over Siena Heights on Saturday, collecting 12 total tackles with seven stops coming as solo tackles. The senior linebacker made two tackles for loss and had one sack, with his sack halting a 13-play drive and forcing a turnover on downs. Blake is now No. 10 all-time in tackles for loss in program history following his performance, while climbing to No. 13 all-time in program history in sacks.
Marian and Lawrence Tech will square off in the regular season finale on Saturday, with kickoff coming at 12 PM ET from Southfield, Mich.
NAOMI WALTERS NAMED CROSSROADS LEAGUE OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Jackson, Mich. – Marian junior Naomi Walters was voted the Crossroads League Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week as announced by the league office on Monday.
Walters has been an offensive threat all season for the Knights this season by leading the team in goals with 16. In Marian’s 4-0 win over Goshen in the Crossroads League Quarterfinals on Saturday, she posted a hat trick in the first half. The junior forward put three of her five shots in net, and a had a fourth goal waived off due to an offsides call and earned the game-winner for the Knights.
Marian will be back on Wednesday at 7 PM to host Taylor in the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals.
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INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
GOSHEN ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Buffalo Bills||6||2||0||.750||0.0||220||118||3-0-0||3-2-0||4-2-0||0-2-0||1 L|
|New York Jets||6||3||0||.667||0.5||196||176||2-3-0||4-0-0||5-3-0||2-1-0||1 W|
|Miami Dolphins||6||3||0||.667||0.5||213||224||3-1-0||3-2-0||4-2-0||2-1-0||3 W|
|New England Patriots||5||4||0||.556||1.5||203||166||2-2-0||3-2-0||4-2-0||1-1-0||2 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||6||2||0||.750||0.0||243||189||3-1-0||3-1-0||3-2-0||2-0-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||5||3||0||.625||1.0||184||206||2-2-0||3-1-0||4-2-0||2-1-0||1 W|
|Denver Broncos||3||5||0||.375||3.0||121||132||2-2-0||1-3-0||2-4-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|Las Vegas Raiders||2||6||0||.250||4.0||183||201||2-1-0||0-5-0||2-4-0||1-2-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Baltimore Ravens||6||3||0||.667||0.0||235||196||2-2-0||4-1-0||4-2-0||2-0-0||3 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||5||4||0||.556||1.0||228||185||3-1-0||2-3-0||2-3-0||0-3-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||3||5||0||.375||2.5||200||199||2-3-0||1-2-0||2-4-0||2-1-0||1 W|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||2||6||0||.250||3.5||120||197||1-2-0||1-4-0||1-5-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tennessee Titans||5||3||0||.625||0.0||149||158||2-1-0||3-2-0||4-2-0||3-0-0||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||3||5||1||.389||2.0||132||183||2-2-0||1-3-1||3-4-1||1-3-1||3 L|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||3||6||0||.333||2.5||199||178||2-3-0||1-3-0||3-3-0||1-2-0||1 W|
|Houston Texans||1||6||1||.188||3.5||133||183||0-3-1||1-3-0||1-4-1||1-1-1||3 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||8||0||0||1.000||0.0||225||135||4-0-0||4-0-0||5-0-0||2-0-0||8 W|
|Dallas Cowboys||6||2||0||.750||2.0||183||133||4-1-0||2-1-0||5-2-0||2-1-0||2 W|
|New York Giants||6||2||0||.750||2.0||163||157||3-1-0||3-1-0||3-2-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|Washington Commanders||4||5||0||.444||4.5||159||192||2-3-0||2-2-0||2-4-0||0-2-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Seattle Seahawks||6||3||0||.667||0.0||241||220||3-1-0||3-2-0||4-3-0||2-1-0||4 W|
|San Francisco 49ers||4||4||0||.500||1.5||176||147||2-1-0||2-3-0||4-2-0||3-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||3||5||0||.375||2.5||131||173||2-3-0||1-2-0||3-4-0||1-2-0||2 L|
|Arizona Cardinals||3||6||0||.333||3.0||203||241||1-4-0||2-2-0||2-5-0||0-3-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Minnesota Vikings||7||1||0||.875||0.0||193||161||4-0-0||3-1-0||6-1-0||3-0-0||6 W|
|Green Bay Packers||3||6||0||.333||4.5||154||188||2-2-0||1-4-0||2-4-0||1-2-0||5 L|
|Chicago Bears||3||6||0||.333||4.5||187||216||2-2-0||1-4-0||1-5-0||0-2-0||2 L|
|Detroit Lions||2||6||0||.250||5.0||188||234||2-3-0||0-3-0||2-4-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||4||5||0||.444||0.0||162||164||2-3-0||2-2-0||4-2-0||2-1-0||1 W|
|Atlanta Falcons||4||5||0||.444||0.0||217||225||3-2-0||1-3-0||3-3-0||1-2-0||1 L|
|New Orleans Saints||3||6||0||.333||1.0||212||227||2-4-0||1-2-0||2-4-0||1-2-0||1 L|
|Carolina Panthers||2||7||0||.222||2.0||179||228||2-3-0||0-4-0||2-5-0||2-1-0||2 L|
|New York||5||5||.500||2.0||3-2||2-3||1-1||4-4||5-5||1 W|
|Oklahoma City||4||6||.400||4.0||3-2||1-4||0-4||3-4||4-6||3 L|
|LA Clippers||6||5||.545||1.5||2-3||4-2||2-1||5-5||5-5||1 W|
|Golden State||4||7||.364||3.5||4-1||0-6||3-1||3-3||3-7||1 W|
|LA Lakers||2||8||.200||5.0||2-4||0-4||0-2||2-7||2-8||3 L|
|New Orleans||5||5||.500||1.5||2-1||3-4||1-0||3-3||5-5||2 L|
|San Antonio||5||6||.455||2.0||2-4||3-2||–||2-4||5-5||4 L|
|1 Boston Bruins||13||11||2||0||22||10||54||31||7-0-0||4-2-0||8-2-0|
|2 New Jersey Devils||12||9||3||0||18||9||44||31||4-2-0||5-1-0||9-1-0|
|3 Carolina Hurricanes||12||8||3||1||17||6||39||34||3-2-0||5-1-1||6-3-1|
|4 Detroit Red Wings||12||7||3||2||16||7||37||35||5-1-1||2-2-1||5-3-2|
|5 New York Islanders||13||8||5||0||16||8||45||33||5-2-0||3-3-0||6-4-0|
|6 Toronto Maple Leafs||13||7||4||2||16||7||37||34||5-1-0||2-3-2||5-3-2|
|7 Tampa Bay Lightning||12||7||4||1||15||7||40||38||3-1-1||4-3-0||6-3-1|
|8 Florida Panthers||13||7||5||1||15||6||43||42||3-0-1||4-5-0||5-4-1|
|9 New York Rangers||13||6||4||3||15||6||36||39||3-2-3||3-2-0||4-3-3|
|10 Philadelphia Flyers||11||6||3||2||14||6||28||28||3-1-1||3-2-1||5-3-2|
|11 Buffalo Sabres||12||7||5||0||14||7||49||38||4-2-0||3-3-0||6-4-0|
|12 Washington Capitals||14||6||6||2||14||6||40||42||4-2-1||2-4-1||4-4-2|
|13 Montreal Canadiens||12||5||6||1||11||5||34||40||3-3-0||2-3-1||4-5-1|
|14 Pittsburgh Penguins||12||4||6||2||10||4||42||44||3-1-1||1-5-1||2-6-2|
|15 Ottawa Senators||11||4||7||0||8||4||38||38||4-3-0||0-4-0||4-6-0|
|16 Columbus Blue Jackets||12||3||9||0||6||3||30||55||2-5-0||1-4-0||3-7-0|
|1 Vegas Golden Knights||13||11||2||0||22||11||46||27||5-1-0||6-1-0||8-2-0|
|2 Dallas Stars||12||8||3||1||17||8||46||27||4-1-0||4-2-1||6-3-1|
|3 Seattle Kraken||13||7||4||2||16||7||45||40||2-3-1||5-1-1||6-3-1|
|4 Winnipeg Jets||11||7||3||1||15||7||33||27||4-1-0||3-2-1||6-3-1|
|5 Los Angeles Kings||14||7||6||1||15||6||49||53||3-3-0||4-3-1||5-4-1|
|6 Colorado Avalanche||11||6||4||1||13||5||40||31||2-1-1||4-3-0||5-4-1|
|7 Edmonton Oilers||13||7||6||0||14||7||50||47||4-5-0||3-1-0||6-4-0|
|8 Calgary Flames||11||5||4||2||12||5||35||37||4-4-1||1-0-1||4-4-2|
|9 Chicago Blackhawks||12||5||5||2||12||5||34||39||4-2-1||1-3-1||5-3-2|
|10 Minnesota Wild||11||5||5||1||11||4||35||40||2-4-0||3-1-1||5-4-1|
|11 Nashville Predators||12||5||6||1||11||4||34||40||2-3-1||3-3-0||3-6-1|
|12 Arizona Coyotes||11||4||6||1||9||4||31||45||1-2-1||3-4-0||4-5-1|
|13 Vancouver Canucks||12||3||6||3||9||3||41||49||2-3-1||1-3-2||3-4-3|
|14 Anaheim Ducks||13||4||8||1||9||2||39||61||2-2-0||2-6-1||3-6-1|
|15 San Jose Sharks||14||3||8||3||9||3||36||49||1-5-3||2-3-0||3-4-3|
|16 St. Louis Blues||10||3||7||0||6||3||22||38||1-4-0||2-3-0||3-7-0|