BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

NCC

Monday, Feb. 15

McCutcheon at Anderson , 6 pm

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Blackhawk at Marion, 7:30 pm

Arsenal Tech at Zionsville, 7:30 pm

Lafayette Jeff at Logansport, 7:30 pm

Yorktown at Muncie, 7:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 19

Harrison at Marion, 7:30 pm

Arsenal Tech at Logansport, 7:30 pm

Kokomo at Anderson, 7:30 pm

Lafayette Jeff at Richmond, 7:30 pm

McCutcheon at Muncie, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20

Huntington North at Marion, 7:30 pm

Kokomo at North Side, 7:30 pm

Lafayette Jeff at Muncie, 7:30 pm

Lapel at Anderson, 7:30 pm

Richmond at Wayne, 4:30 pm

NORTH CENTRAL STANDINGS
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
McCutcheon7-  014-  262.658.54.1Won 7
Lafayette Jeff5-  117-  279.355.124.2Won 2
Arsenal Tech5-  39-  971.473.8-2.4Won 1
Anderson4-  38-  858.658.60.0Won 1
Harrison4-  412-  861.553.67.9Lost 1
Marion4-  410-  771.868.23.6Lost 1
Logansport3-  411-  853.649.04.6Lost 1
Richmond3-  57-  856.258.9-2.7Won 3
Kokomo2-  65-1357.464.4-7.1Won 1
Muncie0-  70-1549.671.4-21.8Lost 16

TEC

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Centerville at Union City , 6 pm

Liberty Christian at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Burris at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Southwestern at Knightstown, 7:30 pm

Union County at East Central, 7:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 18

Knightstown at Seton Catholic, 7:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 19

Centerville at Tri, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Union City at Union County, 7:30 pm

Winchester at Northeastern, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20

Knightstown at Hagerstown , 7:30 pm

Southern Wells at Union City, 6 pm

Tri at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

TRI-EASTERN STANDINGS
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
Northeastern7-  016-  370.146.124.1Won 10
Winchester7-  015-  567.350.716.6Lost 1
Union County5-  28-1150.959.1-8.2Won 1
Lincoln4-  46-1253.165.6-12.5Lost 5
Centerville2-  35-1245.456.1-10.8Won 1
Tri2-  44-1352.265.4-13.2Lost 7
Hagerstown2-  43-1543.459.8-16.4Lost 1
Union City1-  65-1253.055.0-2.0Lost 6
Knightstown0-  70-1640.963.0-22.1Lost 24

MEC

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Blackford at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Blue River at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Cowan at Daleville, 7:30 pm

Union at Shenandoah, 6:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 18

Randolph Southern at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Burris, 7:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 19

Blue River at Wes-Del, 6 pm

Daleville at Wapahani, 7:30 pm

Monroe Central at Cowan, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Pendleton Hts., 7:30 pm

Union at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20

Elwood at Cowan, 7:30 pm

Hauser at Eastern Hancock, 7:30 pm

South Adams at Monroe Central, 7:30 pm

Tri at Randolph Southern, 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Yorktown, 7:30 pm

MID-EASTERN STANDINGS
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
Shenandoah7-  018-  368.444.823.6Won 11
Wapahani7-  014-  564.448.515.9Won 5
Eastern Hancock5-  213-  461.155.16.0Lost 3
Monroe Central4-  310-  760.051.48.6Lost 1
Blue River3-  412-  852.555.0-2.5Won 1
Daleville3-  46-  855.252.92.3Lost 1
Randolph Southern3-  55-1251.360.1-8.8Lost 2
Cowan2-  48-  754.556.9-2.4Won 3
Wes-Del1-  78-1064.663.11.5Won 1
Union0-  62-1443.276.7-33.5Won 2

EASTERN INDIANA

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Delta at Rushville, 7:30 pm

Franklin County at Milan, 7:30 pm

Greensburg at Seymour, 7:30 pm

Rushville at Lawrenceburg, 7:30 pm

Union County at East Central, 7:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 18

Rushville at Greensburg, 7:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 19

Batesville at Morristown, 7:30 pm

Connersville at Franklin County, 7:30 pm

Lawrenceburg at South Dearborn © , 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20

East Central at Shelbyville, 7:30 pm

Greensburg at South Ripley, 7:30 pm

Lawrenceburg at Connersville, 7:30 pm

Rushville at Oldenburg, noon

South Dearborn at Switzerland County, 7:30 pm

EASTERN INDIANA STANDINGS
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
Connersville5-  012-  745.638.76.8Won 2
Greensburg4-  114-  268.357.111.3Won 9
East Central4-  211-  854.450.34.2Won 1
Lawrenceburg2-  210-  949.852.2-2.3Won 2
Batesville3-  46-1351.654.4-2.8Lost 1
South Dearborn2-  38-1054.557.7-3.2Lost 4
Franklin County1-  47-1053.951.92.1Lost 1
Rushville0-  51-1541.861.9-20.1Lost 3

HOOSIER HERITAGE

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Beech Grove at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 pm

Delta at Rushville, 7:30 pm

Pendleton Hts. at New Castle, 7:30 pm

Yorktown at Muncie, 7:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 19

Delta at Shelbyville, 8 pm

Mt. Vernon at New Palestine, 7:30 pm

Shenandoah at Pendleton Hts., 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20

East Central at Shelbyville, 7:30 pm

Greenwood at Mt. Vernon, 7:30 pm

Maconaquah at Delta, 7:30 pm

Martinsville at Greenfield, 7:30 pm

New Castle at Brebeuf Jesuit, 7:30 pm

New Palestine at Whiteland, 7:30 pm

Wapahani at Yorktown, 7:30 pm

HOOSIER HERITAGE STANDINGS
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
Mt. Vernon5-  013-  468.059.38.7Won 2
Delta5-  112-  450.346.63.6Won 4
New Palestine4-  212-  762.257.64.6Lost 1
Shelbyville3-  35-1149.054.8-5.8Lost 3
Greenfield3-  412-  853.451.22.2Won 2
Yorktown2-  312-  652.246.65.6Lost 1
New Castle1-  56-1249.655.4-5.8Lost 4
Pendleton Hts.0-  56-1255.465.4-9.9Lost 2

PIONEER

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Brebeuf Jesuit at University, 7:30 pm

Greenwood Christian at Traders Point, 7:30 pm

Indiana Deaf at Anderson Prep, 6 pm

Liberty Christian at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Burris at Hagerstown, 7:30 pm

Park Tudor at Central Christian, 7:30 pm

Cristo Rey at Bethesda Christian, 7:30 pm

Thursday, Feb. 18

Knightstown at Seton Catholic, 7:30 pm

Park Tudor at International, 6:30 pm

Randolph Southern at Anderson Prep, 7:30 pm

Wes-Del at Burris, 7:30 pm

Friday, Feb. 19

Greenwood Christian at Brown County, 7:30 pm

Scecina at Shortridge, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Lincoln, 7:30 pm

Speedway at Bethesda Christian, 7:30 pm

Waldron at Liberty Christian, 7:30 pm

Saturday, Feb. 20

Alexandria at Burris, 7:30 pm

Anderson Prep at Borden, 4:30 pm

Clinton Central at Bethesda Christian, 7:30 pm

Scecina at University, 7:30 pm

Park Tudor at Cristo Rey, 7:30 pm

Seton Catholic at Jay County, 7:30 pm

PIONEER STANDINGS
North Division
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
University3-  012-  458.948.710.3Won 5
Burris2-  16-  855.863.1-7.4Lost 1
Liberty Christian2-  212-  768.659.59.1Won 2
Seton Catholic1-  26-  662.963.1-0.2Won 1
Anderson Prep0-  32-1548.868.1-19.4Lost 6
South Division
CONFAGOADAAMStreak
Greenwood Christian3-  012-  758.554.73.8Lost 1
Park Tudor2-  07-  655.147.97.2Won 5
International2-  17-  767.461.85.6Won 2
Shortridge1-  36-1554.763.6-9.0Lost 3
Bethesda Christian0-  412-  561.750.511.2Won 3

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL

REGIONAL FINALS SATURDAY

CLASS 4A
LaPorte
Penn63Merrillville22 
Crown Point52LaPorte28 
Crown Point54Penn45 
Marion
Carroll (Fort Wayne)68McCutcheon38 
Homestead62Noblesville57OT
Carroll (Fort Wayne)66Homestead58 
Decatur Central
Brownsburg53North Central (Indianapolis)47OT
Mount Vernon (Fortville)55Indianapolis Roncalli47 
Brownsburg44Mount Vernon (Fortville)35 
Bedford North Lawrence
Bedford North Lawrence51East Central50 
Franklin51Castle44 
Franklin51Bedford North Lawrence48 
CLASS 3A
Jimtown
Lakeland44Griffith26 
South Bend Washington70Kankakee Valley33 
South Bend Washington64Lakeland50 
Bellmont
Norwell55Angola48 
Benton Central52Hamilton Heights48 
Norwell53Benton Central46 
Greencastle
Tri-West72Indian Creek51 
Indianapolis Chatard53Brownstown Central47 
Tri-West72Indianapolis Chatard60 
Charlestown
Rushville55Washington52 
Silver Creek62Evansville Memorial52 
Silver Creek54Rushville45 
CLASS 2A
Winamac
North Judson45Andrean30 
Bluffton52Fairfield472OT
North Judson65Bluffton34 
Frankton
Clinton Prairie49Rochester40 
Tipton57Frankton44 
Tipton48Clinton Prairie35 
Southmont
University54Triton Central50 
South Putnam62Shenandoah58OT
University51South Putnam43 
Crawford County
Linton-Stockton51Forest Park26 
Eastern (Pekin)56South Ripley45 
Linton-Stockton46Eastern (Pekin)24 
CLASS 1A
Caston
Triton46Fort Wayne Blackhawk40 
Pioneer50Kouts25 
Pioneer65Triton37 
Wes-Del
Blue River59Tri-Central46 
Northfield72Clinton Central34 
Northfield60Blue River44 
Southwestern (Shelbyville)
Southwestern (Shelbyville)38Bethesda Christian31 
Greenwood Christian54Bloomfield43 
Greenwood Christian49Southwestern (Shelbyville)42 
Springs Valley
Tecumseh63Lanesville60 
Loogootee57Trinity Lutheran46 
Loogootee55Tecumseh38 

NEW CASTLE WRESTLING SEMI-STATE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

106

LOST FIRST ROUND: Carson Whitley(35-4) Union County(Freshman)

113

LOST SECOND ROUND: Jesus Aquino-Morales(35-4) Union County(Freshman)

120

LOST FIRST ROUND: Jackson Marker(32-5) Centerville(Sophomore)

120

LOST FIRST ROUND: Chris Gardner(24-10) Tri(Senior)

126

LOST FIRST ROUND: #8/NR Oshea Phillips(26-8) Centerville(Freshman)

126

LOST SECOND ROUND: #10/NR Jake Necessary(30-3) Richmond(Junior)

132

FOURTH PLACE: #8/#15 Devin Frazier(36-2) Centerville(Junior)

132

LOST FIRST ROUND: Evan Seal(31-8) Franklin County(Senior)

138

LOST FIRST ROUND: #10/NR Adam Crouch(35-4) Franklin County(Senior)

138

LOST FIRST ROUND: Gavin Sherwood(23-6) Cambridge City Lincoln(Junior)

145

LOST FIRST ROUND: Josh Miles(26-4) Cambridge City Lincoln(Senior)

152

LOST FIRST ROUND: Micah Belcher(14-17) Richmond(Sophomore)

152

LOST FIRST ROUND: Gabe Phillips (36-3) Centerville  (Senior)

160

LOST FIRST ROUND: Morgan Krom (33-7) Union County(Senior)

160

LOST FIRST ROUND: #9/NR Javin Payne(24-4) Hagerstown(Senior)

160

LOST SECOND ROUND: #7/#12 Leo Calderon(32-1) Centerville(Junior)

170

LOST FIRST ROUND: Alex Hokey(26-8) Cambridge City Lincoln(Senior)

170

LOST FIRST ROUND: Luke Tinkle(31-6) Centerville(Junior)

195

LOST FIRST ROUND: Jacob Payne(25-6) Cambridge City Lincoln(Junior)

195

LOST SECOND ROUND: Liam Orcutt (27-4)

220

LOST FIRST ROUND: Mason Muncy(16-5) Knightstown(Senior)

285

LOST IN SECOND ROUND: Sebastian Collins(14-1) Centerville(Junior)

285

WINS CHAMPIONSHIP: #3/#12 Evan Shafer(33-0) Connersville(Senior)

STATE GIRLS SWIMMING

(IHSAA RELEASE)

Defending State Champions Reign Again
Seven of eight defending state champions repeated in their events and the Carmel Greyhounds carried home the team trophy once again at the 47th Annual IHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals.

The state finals were contested at the Indiana University Natatorium at IUPUI without spectators for the first time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Carmel, the national leader in any sport with its 35th consecutive crown, racked up a state record 479 points and motored to a 279-point final advantage, another record, over runner-up Fishers with 200. Chesterton was third with 172, Zionsville fourth with 151, and Franklin Community rounded out the top five with 141.

Entering the weekend’s big meet, the eight defending state champions competing tied a state record which was also reached in 1980, 1987 and 1993.

South Bend St. Joseph’s Mary Catherine Pruitt capped her senior season with a third consecutive state title in the 500 freestyle and Zionsville junior Devon Kitchel was the only double-winner on the day repeating in 200 individual medley and the 100 butterfly.

Morgan Casey of Fishers took home honors in one meter diving for the second straight year as did Kristina Paegle of Bloomington South in the 100 freestyle.

Carmel swept all three relays for the third consecutive year and had three individual winners as Gretchen Lueking and Berit Berglund both repeated in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke, respectively. MacKenna Lieske stepped up to win the 100 breaststroke from lane 6.

With the 24th state championship of his career, 15 now with the girls team, Carmel head coach Chris Plumb became the leader in Indiana high school sports history. He had been tied with former Carmel cross country and track coach Chuck Koeppen with 23.

Margaret Love of Carmel named Mental Attitude Award recipient
Senior Margaret Love of Carmel High School was recognized following the state championship meet by the IHSAA Executive Committee as this year’s winner of the Mental Attitude Award.

She was a state finalist in the 50 freestyle and 100 breaststroke as well as two Greyhound relay teams this weekend

Academically, Love has earned a 4.40 GPA She has taken 29 Advanced Placement, Honors or Project Lead the Way courses during her four years. She has volunteered with numerous events, coached younger swimmers and helped organize Carmel’s annual Champions Together Unified Swimming Relays. Love was also the First Chair Bass Clarinet in the school band for three years.

Margaret is the daughter of Bill and Sandra Love of Carmel. She will be attending Purdue University in the fall where she will study Biomedical Engineering or Pre-Med while swimming for the Boilermakers.

Each year the IHSAA Executive Committee selects a senior who was nominated by her principal and coach and was determined to have best demonstrated mental attitude, scholarship, leadership and athletic ability. Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, the IHSAA’s proud corporate partner, presented $1,000 to Carmel High School’s general scholarship fund in the name of Margaret Love.

The 47th Annual IHSAA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals
Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI, Indianapolis
February 12-13, 2021

Top 10 Teams
1.Carmel479
2.Fishers200
3.Chesterton172
4.Zionsville151
5.Franklin Community141
6.Homestead136
7.Hamilton Southeastern130
8.South Bend St. Joseph126
9.Carroll (Fort Wayne)114
10.Penn96


State Champions
200 Medley Relay: Carmel (Berit Berglund 10, Margaret Love 12, Hayley Reed 11, Colleen Duffy 12) 1:40.38
200 Freestyle: Gretchen Lueking (11) Carmel 1:45.48
200 Individual Medley: Devon Kitchel (11) Zionsville 1:57.69
50 Freestyle: Lilian Christianson (9) Penn 22.66
One Meter Diving: Morgan Casey (12) Fishers 517.30
100 Butterfly: Devon Kitchel (11) Zionsville 52.93
100 Freestyle: Kristina Paegle (11) Bloomington South 48.78
500 Freestyle: Mary Catherine Pruitt (12) South Bend St. Joseph 4:45.73
200 Freestyle Relay: Carmel (Meghan Christman 10, Madelyn Christman 12, Colleen Duffy 12, Gretchen Lueking 11) 1:31.21
100 Backstroke: Berit Berglund (10) Carmel 52.09
100 Breaststroke: MacKenna Lieske (11) Carmel 1:02.13
400 Freestyle Relay: Carmel (Gretchen Lueking 11, Berit Berglund 10, Meghan Christman 10, Madelyn Christman 12) 3:18.84

TOP 25 MEN’S  COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#3 Michigan 67 #21 Wisconsin 59

Drake 51 #22 Loyola Illinois 50 OT

ELSEWHERE

Maryland 72 Minnesota 59

Northern Iowa 74, Valparaiso 60

Arizona State 75 Oregon State 73

UC Santa Barbara 81 Hawaii 74 OT

Cincinnati 69 Central Florida 68

Nebraska 62 Penn State 61

Seton Hall 57 Marquette 51

Missouri State 72 Bradley 57

Indiana State 76 Evansville 70

Notre Dame 71 Miami, Florida 61

TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#24 Georgia 82 Missouri 64

#23 South Dakota State 73 Oral Roberts 61

#15 Indiana 58 Illinois 50

#10 Arizona 75 Washington 53

#6 Texas A&M 80 #16 Tennessee 70

#7 Baylor 60 Texas 35

#9 Maryland 95 Nebraska 73

ELSEWHERE

Dayton 67 Virginia Commonwealth 62

Rutgers 75 Purdue 57

Minnesota 68 Wisconsin 63

NBA SCOREBOARD

Washington 104 Boston 91

Detroit 123 New Orleans 112

Minnesota 116 Toronto 112

San Antonio 122 Charlotte 110

Portland 121 Dallas 118

Oklahoma City 114 Milwaukee 109

Phoenix 109 Orlando 90

Denver 122 LA Lakers 105

LA Clippers 128 Cleveland 111

Memphis 124 Sacramento 110

NHL SCOREBOARD

Pittsburgh 6 Washington 3

Vegas 1 Colorado 0

AT&T PEBBLE BEACH

RankNameRound 1Round 2Round 3Round 4Total Thru 
1Daniel Berger67667265-18 (270)F
2Maverick McNealy68696966-16 (272)F
3tPatrick Cantlay62737068-15 (273)F
3tJordan Spieth65677170-15 (273)F
5tPaul Casey68677168-14 (274)F
5tNate Lashley65726869-14 (274)F
7tJason Day69696869-13 (275)F
7tCharley Hoffman69726866-13 (275)F
7tMax Homa69706868-13 (275)F
7tRussell Knox66706970-13 (275)F
7tCameron Tringale67726967-13 (275)F
12Tom Hoge67706871-12 (276)F
13Kevin Streelman69726769-11 (277)F
14tCameron Davis74676968-10 (278)F
14tTom Lewis66697469-10 (278)F
16tChris Kirk69737067-9 (279)F
16tTroy Merritt71697168-9 (279)F
16tMatthew NeSmith74677068-9 (279)F
16tChez Reavie74677167-9 (279)F
16tBrian Stuard66716973-9 (279)F
21tJim Furyk71697169-8 (280)F
21tDoug Ghim69727168-8 (280)F
21tWill Gordon66736873-8 (280)F
21tCameron Percy67707370-8 (280)F
21tVaughn Taylor67737169-8 (280)F
26tJason Dufner68717072-7 (281)F
26tRyan Moore68737070-7 (281)F
26tHenrik Norlander64707473-7 (281)F
26tPat Perez69727268-7 (281)F
30tAkshay Bhatia64737273-6 (282)F
30tScott Brown69707469-6 (282)F
30tScott Stallings69717072-6 (282)F
30tTim Wilkinson67746972-6 (282)F
34tBrian Gay70726972-5 (283)F
34tBranden Grace71697370-5 (283)F
34tMatt Jones67727371-5 (283)F
34tBrendan Steele69727171-5 (283)F
34tMichael Thompson67747171-5 (283)F
39tSam Burns72706973-4 (284)F
39tBrian Harman67747073-4 (284)F
39tPatton Kizzire69707669-4 (284)F
39tHank Lebioda70707272-4 (284)F
39tRob Oppenheim72707270-4 (284)F
39tJohn Senden70697273-4 (284)F
39tKyle Stanley70707371-4 (284)F
39tNick Taylor69717272-4 (284)F
47tRyan Armour70737468-3 (285)F
47tBronson Burgoon68727570-3 (285)F
47tBeau Hossler72706875-3 (285)F
50tScott Piercy69746974-2 (286)F
50tBen Taylor68727571-2 (286)F
50tJosh Teater69747073-2 (286)F
50tJhonattan Vegas72717469-2 (286)F
50tVincent Whaley68717374-2 (286)F
55tSebastian Cappelen75657374-1 (287)F
55tMark Hubbard66747374-1 (287)F
55tAndrew Putnam72707669-1 (287)F
55tWill Zalatoris69747569-1 (287)F
59Francesco Molinari69707673E (288)F
60tJoel Dahmen71717572+1 (289)F
60tZack Sucher72717670+1 (289)F
60tPeter Uihlein69727375+1 (289)F
63tJoseph Bramlett73707671+2 (290)F
63tSung Kang73687673+2 (290)F
65C.T. Pan70727475+3 (291)F
66Scott Harrington72717673+4 (292)F
67Wes Roach71717477+5 (293)F

McDowell beats 100-1 odds for upset Daytona 500 victory

Somebody had to make a move to win the Daytona 500, and maybe Michael McDowell would have pulled out of traffic to take his shot at a monster upset.

McDowell never had to play his hand.

He stayed right where he was, flat in the gas, and drove through a crash scene at Daytona International Speedway. With a fiery multi-car pileup in his rearview mirror, the journeyman pulled of a stunning upset early Monday morning.

A 100-1 underdog when the race began Sunday afternoon, McDowell won for the first time in 358 Cup starts when the checkered flag finally flew about 15 minutes after midnight. The race was stopped by rain for almost six hours and ended nine hours after the green flag waved at Daytona International Speedway.

“So many years just grinding it out and hoping for an opportunity like this,” McDowell said. “Such a great way to get a first victory – a Daytona 500. Are you kidding me?”

NASCAR’s season-opener was stacked with storylines. Denny Hamlin was trying for a record third-consecutive Daytona 500 victory, and the team he started with Michael Jordan was debuting with driver Bubba Wallace.

Kyle Larson was back after nearly a year in exile for using a racial slur, and reigning Cup champion Chase Elliott tried for his first Daytona 500 win.

And all the way at the back of the field, 1990 Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope made what he said would be his final NASCAR start. At 62 he was the oldest driver in the field, and his upset victory 31 years ago was considered the biggest in race history.

McDowell didn’t challenge Cope for that distinction because McDowell is considered a talented superspeedway racer who just needed to be in the right place to finally win.

He watched and waited as he trailed Team Penske teammates Joey Logano and Brad Keselowski, and it was Keselowski who finally broke free from the parade of cars. Keselowski tried to pass Logano, but the teammates made contact, triggering a melee all over Daytona International Speedway.

“I wanted to make the pass to win the Daytona 500 and it ended up really bad,” Keselowski said. “I don’t feel like I made a mistake, but I can’t drive everybody else’s car. So frustrating.”

Logano had no explanation for the ending.

“Pandemonium, I guess. Chaos struck,” he said.

Daniel Berger has the final say and wins at Pebble Beach

Daniel Berger got into the mix quickly with an eagle and finished it off with one even better, holing a 30-foot putt on the par-5 18th for a 7-under 65 and a two-shot victory Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Berger won for the second time since the PGA Tour returned to golf from the COVID-19 pandemic, starting with a playoff victory at Colonial last June.

This was another wild chase on a crisp, breezy day along the Pacific, and Jordan Spieth went from leading to lagging. He went from a two-shot lead to a three-shot deficit through six holes, going from the leading character to a support role. Spieth birdied the last two holes for a 70 to tie for third with Patrick Cantlay (68).

Maverick McNealy, who played at Stanford and once lived in a house near the 15th green at Pebble Beach, made five birdies over his last eight holes for a 66 and was tied for the lead after his eagle putt on the 18th stopped inches away.

Berger was in the group behind him, and fired a fairway metal into the heart of the 18th green, 30 feet away. He only needed two putts for birdie to win, and instead finished with a flair.

“That was the best putt I’ve ever hit in my life,” Berger said.

Berger finished at 18-under 270 for his fourth career victory.

Spieth finished in the top four for the second week in a row, a strong sign that his game is coming back after a drought that dates to his 2017 British Open victory at Royal Birkdale.

The real heartache belonged to Nate Lashley.

Lashley, playing in the final group with Spieth, nearly holed his wedge on the 11th for a tap-in birdie that took him to 16 under and leading by one shot. He was tied with Berger with three holes to play when Lashley went long on the 16th hole.

He pitched out to 12 feet, missed the par putt and then missed the next two putts from the 3-foot range. That gave him a triple bogey from which he could not recovery.

A field that featured only three players from the top 20 in the world got one of them as a winner – Berger, who was outside the top 100 in the world when golf returned last June as he tried to come back from injuries.

Cantlay again was vexed by the Pebble Beach greens. He had five putts from inside the 15-foot range on the back nine, most looking as though they had a chance.

Berger hit 4-iron from 229 yards to 20 feet and rolled in the eagle putt on the par-5 second hole to catch Spieth early, and he followed with an aggressive drive that left a flip wedge to 5 feet for birdie on No. 3. He had three eagle putts on the day, narrowly missing a 10-foot attempt on the sixth hole.

Lashley quietly moved into contention with so much attention on Spieth. Cantlay was never too far away. McNealy showed up late with his 31 on the back nine.

“I had the adrenaline pumping coming down the stretch there and feelings that I hadn’t really felt on the golf course in a little while, trying to close this out and give myself a chance,” McNealy.

Ultimately, it was Berger in position to win and he delivered an eagle he won’t soon forget.

Jokic powers Nuggets by Lakers, Davis re-aggravates Achilles

Nikola Jokic recorded his sixth triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat Los Angeles 122-105 on Sunday night in a game where Lakers forward Anthony Davis hobbled from the court after re-aggravating his sore right Achilles.

Davis will have an MRI on Monday. He strained his Achilles late in the first half.

“I don’t want to mess around with this type of injury,” Davis said. “Just trying to figure out the best steps.”

The spotlight was on the showdown between Jokic and LeBron James, who are both among the favorites in the NBA MVP race. Jokic finished with 23 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. James had 22 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists, but the Lakers’ seven-game win streak ended.

Los Angeles never got back on track after Davis limped to the locker room. He was banged up when he tried to drive around Jokic with 2:39 left before halftime.

Davis hobbled to the free-throw line, made both and then was subbed out. He finished with 15 points and four rebounds in 14 minutes.

Entering the game, Davis was questionable with what was described as right Achilles tendinosis. He missed two contests due to the ailment before returning in a win over Memphis on Friday.

“I felt like I was ready to go,” Davis said.

Jamal Murray scored 25 points for Denver in its third straight win. Zeke Nnaji had 16 points, and fellow reserve Facundo Campazzo finished with 15.

“In this business, you never know when your number is going to be called,” Nuggets coach Michael Malone said.

This was meeting No. 2 of the season between the teams that advanced to the Western Conference finals last season. In the first contest on Feb. 4, the Lakers trailed by 12 points in the third quarter before going on a big run to take control. They outscored the Nuggets 68-35 in the second half for a a 114-93 win.

This time, the third quarter wasn’t an issue. Denver outscored the Lakers 30-24 in the third to open a comfortable lead and stretched it to as many as 21 in the fourth.

Booker, Suns roll to 6th straight win, beating Magic 109-90

The Phoenix Suns were coming off impressive, hard-fought victories over two of the NBA’s best teams. They’ve got another big game in a few days when the Nets come to town.

That made a drama-free blowout over the Orlando Magic a welcome change Sunday night.

Devin Booker scored 27 points, Mikal Bridges added 21 and the Suns cruised to their sixth straight victory, beating the short-handed Magic 109-90 in a game that was never particularly close.

“We did what we had to do to win the game,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “We’ve had some really emotional games in this building and to win the way we’ve won the past few games, we didn’t even want to talk about a letdown.”

It’s safe to say that wasn’t a problem. The Suns never trailed and jumped out to a 14-2 lead after Orlando missed 12 of its first 13 shots.

“We just wanted to push the tempo early and make them feel us,” Suns forward Jae Crowder said.

It never got much better for the Magic, who had just eight players available because of injuries. Orlando has lost eight of its past 10 and fell to 10-18. The Suns improved to 17-9.

Terrence Ross led the Magic with 23 points. Dwayne Bacon added 19 points, and Nikola Vucevic had 14 points and 10 rebounds.

“We got off to a bad start and I thought, actually, in the first quarter in the beginning we had decent shots,” Magic coach Steve Clifford said. “We didn’t finish any of them so we played in a hole.”

Booker scored 17 points in the first quarter on 8-of-10 shooting, including a 30-foot 3-pointer and a breakaway dunk, and the Suns took a 28-16 lead. They led by 23 in the second quarter before settling for a 52-35 advantage at the break.

Thunder overcome Antetokounmpo’s triple-double, top Bucks

The Thunder finally got one.

Justin Jackson scored a season-high 22 points and hit a critical 3-pointer in the final minute to help the Oklahoma City Thunder overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo’s triple-double and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 114-109 on Sunday night.

With Milwaukee making a late push, Jackson hit a 3-pointer with 14.9 seconds remaining to put the Thunder in control for good in just his second start of the season.

The Thunder had been nearing a breakthrough. During their recent three-game road trip, they lost back-to-back overtime games to the Los Angeles Lakers and dropped a two-point game to the Denver Nuggets.

“These games are all an opportunity to sharpen our blade, and they’re all a barometer of kind of where we’re at as a team,” Thunder coach Mark Daigneault said. “The only way you know how good you can be or how much you need to improve or where you need to improve is when you test yourself against the league’s best. Milwaukee — we have high respect for them. They’re one of the league’s best, and we were able to improve as a result of being able to play them and compete with them tonight.”

Al Horford had 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds, Lu Dort scored 19 points and Darius Bazley added 18 for Oklahoma City. The Thunder won without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, who sat out with a sprained left knee.

Antetokounmpo had 24 points, 17 rebounds and 10 assists for his fourth triple-double of the season. Khris Middleton scored 23 points and Bobby Portis added 21 for the Bucks.

“Tonight, they were the team that wanted it more,” Middleton said. “It’s as simple as that.”

Milwaukee closed out its six-game road trip with three losses after starting with three wins.

Refreshed Beal scores 35, leads Wizards past Celtics 104-91

Bradley Beal returned from a rare night off to score 35 points, Russell Westbrook was a rebound short of a triple-double, and the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 104-91 on Sunday.

Beal, the NBA’s leading scorer who sat out Friday night’s loss to the New York Knicks, appeared rejuvenated as he hit 10 of 18 from the field, converted four 3-pointers and made all 11 of his free throws.

“It was a mental unwind, it was a physical unwind,” Beal said. “My body was a little beat up. It’s always good to be able to get away from the game for a minute.

“I put so much pressure on myself to do well, try to be the best I can possibly be, try to come out to win every game. I just needed a little break. You can’t do everything by yourself.”

Westbrook had 13 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds. Rui Hachimura added 15 points for Washington.

Kemba Walker and Jalen Brown each scored 25 points for Boston, which has lost 10 of 16.

Brown conceded that things aren’t going well, and that the Celtics could be bottoming out.

“It could be. It’s up the mentality of everybody. You let it be rock-bottom mentality and that’s what it’s going to be,” Brown said. “Today we weren’t very good.”

The Wizards, who led except for the early moments, ran off 11 straight points to take a 77-53 lead midway through the third quarter. This was the first time this season Washington held an opponent to fewer than 100 points.

Jayson Tatum, who entered the game averaging 26.6 points, was held to a season-low six points.

Lillard, Blazers top Mavs 121-118 as Doncic heats up again

 Portland star Damian Lillard didn’t wait until just before the buzzer for another game-defining shot, or get anywhere close to the career high he tied in the previous meeting with Dallas.

The dynamic guard still carried his team late, overcoming another dazzling performance by Luka Doncic.

Lillard hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer in the final minute after a big Dallas rally, and the Trail Blazers held off Doncic and the Mavericks for a 121-118 victory Sunday night.

“I think we earned this win,” said Lillard, who finished with 34 points and 11 assists. “We played the kind of game we played, against what we’ve been up against through the game, it’s rewarding in the end.”

Doncic scored 44 points two nights after getting a career-high 46 in a victory over New Orleans, but it wasn’t enough to extend the Mavericks’ four-game winning streak, tied for their longest this season.

Lillard connected on the go-ahead 3 after Doncic assisted on a tying 3-pointer from Dorian Finney-Smith after the Mavericks trailed by 13 midway through the fourth quarter.

The Mavericks were down three again when Doncic missed a potential tying shot from beyond the arc with less than five seconds left. Doncic was 14 of 20 from the field, including 5 of 8 from deep, and 11 of 12 on free throws. He also had nine assists and seven rebounds.

“It didn’t matter if I felt confident or not,” Doncic said of his final shot. “I thought it was in. It went in and out, so I was disappointed and that’s on me. I should have hit the shot.”

Doncic set a pair of franchise records with his 14th consecutive game of at least 25 points and the highest two-game total at 90 points.

The Trail Blazers won their fourth consecutive game with help from a 45-point third quarter, matching the franchise record for that period while outscoring Dallas by 15 to wipe out a seven-point deficit early in the period.

The Mavericks got close late with a 12-0 run that Lillard ended with a layup before Finney-Smith’s tying shot.

Lillard wasn’t nearly as dazzling as his previous meeting with Dallas, when he tied a career high with 61 points in the Florida bubble last summer.

Back from layoff, No. 3 Michigan tops No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59

Michigan only needed 20 minutes or so to shake off the rust from a three-week layoff.

Isaiah Livers scored 20 points, Hunter Dickinson had 11 points and 15 rebounds, and the third-ranked Wolverines rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat No. 21 Wisconsin 67-59 on Sunday.

The Wolverines (14-1, 9-1 Big Ten) hadn’t played since a 70-53 victory at Purdue on Jan. 22. Michigan announced the next day it was pausing all athletic activities after several people linked to the athletic department tested positive for a COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.

“I was outside, I was doing jump-rope, I was doing everything necessary to stay in shape,” Livers said. “A lot of other guys were, too. We all had a program. We all stayed true to it, and obviously (you saw) the outcome. We’re getting back in our rhythm, back in that Michigan basketball rhythm.”

That was apparent down the stretch.

After trailing most of the way, Michigan scored the game’s final eight points. Wisconsin (15-7, 9-6) collected just six points and one basket over the final 7:45.

“We’re fit to play I think any kind of style – a fast-paced game, a slow-paced game, a grind-it-out game, whatever,” said Dickinson, who also had five blocks. “With our depth, I think we have the ability to do so much out there, win in so many different ways.”

Dickinson made numerous big plays with the game on the line.

Michigan trailed 57-56 when Dickinson got the offensive rebound off a missed 3-pointer from Eli Brooks and found Livers, who sank a 3-pointer with 2:48 left. D’Mitrik Trice tied the game by hitting two free throws, but Michigan pulled ahead for good on Dickinson’s putback with 1:46 remaining.

“I think the offensive rebounding, that was the backbreaker today,” Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said. “You can’t give up those types of offensive rebounds at crucial times.”

Daughter of Bills, Sabres owners into all-US QF in Australia

Jessica Pegula’s first victory over a Top 10 opponent earned the 26-year-old American her first trip to the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam tournament.

And now she’ll face good pal Jennifer Brady in an all-U.S. matchup with a berth in the final four at stake.

“It’s an opportunity for both of us” Pegula said, recalling that she and Brady became close after playing doubles together for the United States in the competition now known as the Billie Jean King Cup. “I’m just happy I’m here. She’s been playing some good tennis, solidifying herself as a top player.”

When the 61st-ranked Pegula, whose parents own Buffalo’s NFL and NHL franchises, finished beating No. 5 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in Rod Laver Arena on Monday (Sunday night EST), she scribbled a message on the screen of a courtside television camera: “hi mom, hi dad, see you next rd Jen B.”

And after the 22nd-seeded Brady, a 25-year-old from Pennsylvania who played college tennis at UCLA, got off to a perfect start by grabbing the initial five games en route to a 6-1, 7-5 victory over No. 28 Donna Vekic of Croatia, she used a blue marker to respond in kind, writing: “Bring it Jess!”

Pegula is on quite a breakthrough run.

She has won four matches at Melbourne Park over the past week – including victories over two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka and 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur – after entering the hard-court tournament with a total of three wins at majors for her career.

Also significant for Pegula, who works with Venus Williams’ former coach, David Witt: She came into the day with an 0-6 record against Top 10 women.

Witt said Pegula’s rising confidence is a big part of her progress. She found a sort of kinship with her family’s football team, the Bills, who made the playoffs three of the past four seasons behind quarterback Josh Allen after going nearly two decades without a trip to the postseason.

“Even last year, when he wasn’t playing that well, I was like, `I like this kid.’ I loved his competitive spirit. He was a gamer. He just wanted to win. That’s something you love to see,” she said about Allen. “It’s definitely something I think I tried to take into my game a little bit, even watching the team getting that grit, that competitive attitude, having that mindset – in tennis, it’s like 90%, sometimes, of the matches. I think it’s been really cool to watch them and kind of channel that energy into how I’ve been doing.”

NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL: DJOGO LEADS IRISH IN 71-61 WIN OVER MIAMI

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NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Notre Dame defeated Miami on Sunday evening inside Purcell Pavilion by a score of 71-61 for its sixth win in its last eight games. With the win the Irish swept the Hurricanes in the season series.

Grad student Nik Djogo turned in his best game of the season, leading the team with a game-high 18 points off the bench. Djogo was joined in double figures by Nate Laszewski (14), Juwan Durham (12) and Dane Goodwin (11).

HOW IT HAPPENED

The Irish and Hurricanes both struggled on the offensive end in the opening 20 minutes of play, battling to a 31-31 standstill at the half. Neither side led by more than five points in the first frame. Djogo and Durham carried the Notre Dame offense in the first half with a combined 16 points.

Notre Dame came out of the break and  built a seven-point advantage with 10:46 left in regulation at 50-43 but the visitors responded with an 11-2 run to take its only lead of the half at 54-52 with under seven minutes to play.

However, it was all Irish the rest of the way, as Notre Dame scored 14 of the next 16 points to go on top 66-56 with 1:36 on the clock and coasted to the 71-61 victory.

PLAYER OF THE GAME

Djogo had one of the best performances of his five-year career at Notre Dame on Sunday against Miami. The guard finished an efficient 7-of-10 from the field, including a 2-for-3 effort from beyond the arc to finish with a season-high 18 points. He was also active on the glass, pulling down seven rebounds. Djogo added three assists and two blocks to round out his impressive game.

STAT OF THE GAME

Notre Dame put the clamps on the Hurricanes on the defensive end, holding the visitors to 22-of-68 from the field for a percentage of just .324, which is the second lowest percentage against the Irish in a game this season.

NOTES OF THE GAME

  • Notre Dame improves to 14-12 against Miami in the all-time series.
  • Five of Notre Dame’s last six wins have been by double digits
  • Laszewski entered the game in the top 10 in FG percentage (64.6) and continued his form with a 6-for-8 (75.0) effort from the field. 
  • Goodwin recorded his second double-double of his career and season with 11 points and a team-high 11 rebounds 

UP NEXT
Notre Dame is back in action in Purcell Pavilion at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Feb. 17. The game will be broadcast on RSN and can be found in the South Bend area on Marquee Sports Network.

INDIANA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sycamores Get Back On Track with 76-70 Win at Evansville

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana State men’s basketball team took care of business on the road Sunday afternoon, winnings its seventh consecutive game over Evansville thanks to a 29-point performance from senior Tyreke Key on the way to a 76-70 victory in the Ford Center.

The win marks the 100th in Missouri Valley Conference play for the Sycamores under the leadership of Greg Lansing, making Lansing just the 11th coach in the 144-year history of the Valley to reach the century mark.

Key’s 29 points helped the Celina, Tenn. native leap frog into sixth place on the Indiana State all-time scoring list. The guard passed No. 8 Jordan Barnes, No. 7 David Moss, and No. 6 Jake Odum on the afternoon, and currently sits 87 points behind Butch Wade at No. 5.

Joining Key in the scoring column was sophomore Jake LaRavia, who poured in 20 points for ISU. It marked the first time since Feb. 26, 2020 that two Sycamores scored 20-or-more points in the same contest (Barnes and Key at SIU). No other Indiana State player cracked double-digits, but sophomore Tre Williams put together a well-rounded game of seven points, seven rebounds, and a career-high four assists.

Both teams were red hot shooting in the game, as ISU (12-8, 9-6 MVC) shot 59.6 percent (28-of-47) overall, while UE (8-11, 6-7 MVC) was 54.3 percent (25-of-46) from the floor. The Sycamores forced Evansville into 15 turnovers and committed just 13 of their own, while dominating points in the paint, 42-24.

Evansville led by as many as eight points in the first half, but Indiana State battled back and took a slim two-point lead into halftime thanks to a jumper by Key at the buzzer. It ended a high-scoring half that saw the Sycamore shoot 56 percent (14-of-25) from the floor and the Purple Aces a blistering 66.7 percent (14-of-21).

The Purple Aces had four players in double-figures with Jawaun Newton and Shamar Givance leading the way with 14 points apiece.

Indiana State finishes its non-traditional back-to-back as it plays host to Evansville Wednesday, Feb. 17 on Senior Night at Hulman Center, beginning at 5 p.m. ET.

DAYTON MEN’S BASKETBALL: Men’s Basketball Goes Back On The Road To Visit Rhode Island Tuesday

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DAYTON – The University of Dayton Flyers will return to action on Tuesday, when the Flyers travel to Rhode Island.  Game time is 7 p.m. ET.   It will be UD’s third consecutive game against a team it already played earlier this season. 

Dayton is 11-6, and 7-5 in the Atlantic 10 after Friday’s 76-67 loss to VCU last Tuesday.  Ibi Watson led UD with 20 points.  Jordy Tshimanga had his first Dayton double-double (14 points, 12 rebounds), and Elijah Weaver added 10 points. 

The game will carried by WHIO Radio, televised by the CBS Sports Network and streamed on the CBS Sports App.  Streaming audio, video and stats will be available at DaytonFlyers.com.

#TRENDING

• Moving into a bigger role this year, Jalen Crutcher got the kind of attention during the preseason that he is getting from opponents during the season.  He was on the Naismith, Wooden, NABC and Bob Cousy Award Watch Lists, as well as the Lute Olson mid-season list.

• Crutcher, a four-year starter, was ranked the 12th-best player in the country by ESPN, 16th in CBSSports.com’s top college basketball players.  The Athletic rated him sixth among its top 20 guards in the country.  He was also named Second Team Preseason All-America by Stadium. 

• Keep in mind that Crutcher was UD’s co-MVP last season, with consensus national PoY Obi Toppin. Crutcher is the first Flyer with 1,200 career points, 500 assists and 200 three-pointers.

• Crutcher lived up to his nickname of “Clutcher” in Dayton’s first six wins, scoring UD’s final points in the last seconds of regulation or overtime at the line. At Saint Louis, he scored 13 in the first half, was shut out for the first 15:59 of the second half, and then after Saint Louis tied the game, he scored 14 points in the final 4:01 to pave the way to a five-point road win.

• Ibi Watson is second on the team in scoring (15.8) and minutes (38.2), and percentage-wise, is nearly a 50-40-80 guy.  He shoots 47% FG, 43% from 3-pt. and 82% from the line.

•If a “true freshman” is a player who signed the previous year and is playing without redshirting, can you call a player who signed in November and scores 22 points in December start a “truer freshman?” We call him Mustapha Amzil, and the 22 points he scored in first college game were the most at UD in 14 years.  He then had 15 vs. GMU (with 6 reb & 4 asst).

• Amzil was A-10 Rookie of the Week exactly 50 days after he signed with UD on Nov. 16.

• He was named A-10 Rookie for the third time (the only multiple RotW this year) on Feb. 8.

• Jordy Tshimanga pulled down 16 rebounds at Fordham, the most by a Flyer in three years.   He is averaging 9.2 rebounds in his last 10 contests.  He has reached double digits in some way in the last 4 of the last 5 games:  10 points at VCU, 10 rebounds at SLU, 11 points vs. URI, 14 rebounds vs. George Mason and 14/12 vs. VCU.

• In nine games as a starter, Elijah Weaver has 66 points, 39 assists and 19 turnovers.

• Coach Anthony Grant was the consensus national coach of the year in 2019-20. 

UP NEXT

• The Flyers are back home on Friday, Feb. 19 Saint Louis.  Game time is 7 p.m. ET.  That game will serve as UD’s Senior Day. 

INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: No. 15 Indiana Wins Fourth-Straight In Road Victory At Illinois

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill.  – Illinois made it difficult down the stretch, but No. 15 Indiana pulled off a 58-50 win on Sunday afternoon at State Farm Center.

KEY MOMENTS

  • Buckets were hard to come by in the first quarter, as a combined six shots were made by both teams. The Hoosiers (13-4, 11-2 B1G) would take advantage at the line, going 7-for-9 to take a 13-9 lead after one.
  • Indiana found a bit of life in the second quarter, going on a 12-0 run over nearly a four-minute span early in the frame. The run included two steals and two buckets from senior guard Nicole Cardaño-Hillary as her free throw attempt with 5:53 gave Indiana its largest lead at 14, 25-11.
  • The Hoosiers made a living at the line in the first half, going 16-for-20, accounting for half of its points as it led 34-21 at the break.
  • Fueled early on by a pair of 3-pointers from junior guard Grace Berger and Cardaño-Hillary, IU stretched its lead to as many 17 in the beginning of the third quarter. But the Hoosiers would be held scoreless for the final 4:29 of the quarter as the Illini cut to the deficit to seven, 44-37.
  • Things got tight in the fourth, as the Illini (3-13, 1-12 B1G) came within one point in the 2:39 of action, 51-50. That’s when a timely jumper by Patberg and a driving bucket by Cardaño-Hillary pushed the lead back up to five for Indiana.
  • Patberg would go on to finish the game at the line, sealing the final three free throws in the bonus.

NOTABLE

  • The Hoosiers continued its winning streak against Illinois as the picked up their 12th-straight win against the Illini. This is the longest streak against any conference opponent.
  • Indiana wins its fourth-straight game, tying its longest win streak of the season when it won four from Jan. 7-Jan. 28.
  • Three were in double figures for Indiana, Patberg had 16 points, Cardaño-Hillary put back 11 and scored 10.
  • Patberg led the Hoosiers with 16 points, 5 rebounds, and an assist.
  • Sophomore forward Mackenzie Holmes had a team-high 10 boards to go along with seven points and three blocks. Holmes now has moved in to sole possession of 10th place all-time in career blocks with 75.
  • IU got to the line a season-high 30 times.
  • They improved to 6-2 on the road this season.
  • Indiana had 22 points in the paint compared to the Illini’s 16.
  • The Hoosiers capitalized off Illinois turnovers, scoring 22 points of them.

QUOTABLE

Indiana head coach Teri Moren

“That was ugly. As I said to our group, they are not always pretty. Sometimes you just have to find ways and grind out. We got in some foul trouble and didn’t shoot it particularly well from outside the arc. We had a couple young ladies, Mackenzie (Holmes) and Grace Berger who struggled. Two out of the big three struggled today, so we had to find offense elsewhere. I thought Aleksa (Gulbe) when she came in there gave us a nice little shot in the arm even though she set for a while for foul trouble. I thought Nicole (Cardaño-Hilary) did a few nice things today and so did AP (Ali Patberg). They continued to stay aggressive. I thought when KB (Kiandra Browne) came in she gave us great minutes and great energy. I am disappointed in the fact that we got outrebounded. I really liked the fact that we took care of the ball with only 10 turnovers. Your assists aren’t going to be what you want them to be because you missed so many shots. But none the less, it is a win and two weeks from now nobody will hear how we played here. It will just show up as a win. As I mentioned, they are not always pretty.”

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers return home to host Michigan on Thursday night. Tip at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is set for 6 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Purdue’s Late Comeback Falls Short Against Rutgers

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – An early third-quarter lull proved too much for the Purdue women’s basketball team to overcome on Sunday afternoon against Rutgers at Mackey Arena, falling 75-57.

Purdue (6-11, 3-10) connected on nine 3-pointers on the afternoon at a 56.3% clip, while shooting 44.7% from the field overall. Defensively, the Boilermakers flipped 13 turnovers by Rutgers (8-3, 4-3) into 19 points.

Brooke Moore finished with 17 points, including a career-high five 3-pointers. Kayana Traylor dished out five assists to go along with 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting and 2-of-3 from distance. Fatou Diagne jumped back in double figures on 10 points and added a team-high six rebounds. 

Early perimeter shooting set the tone for both sides early. Rutgers (7-3, 3-3) jumped out in front going 6-of-12 from the floor in the first period, but the Boilermakers never allowed the gap to grow to more than six. Fatou Diagne stopped a pair of Scarlet Knight runs with hard-fought baskets inside, before Madison Layden and Moore drained a pair of late triples in the first.

In the second, six different Boilermakers found the scoresheet, as Purdue tallied six points in the paint and off turnovers. Purdue shot 44.4% from the field and 60% (6-10) from distance in the first half, but Rutgers held a three-point lead at the break.

A 3:47 span to start the third quarter proved the difference in the game. Purdue committed seven turnovers during the span that turned into 11 points, as Rutgers started the third on a 13-0 run. Far from beaten, the Boilermakers continued to fight back. Traylor scored seven points in a 13-5 swing by Purdue to close the period.

After Rutgers built the lead back out to 13 points in the fourth, Moore, Diagne and Tamara Farquhar strung together seven straight points for the Boilermakers to cut the gap down to six with 4:50 to play. However, down the stretch, Purdue went 0-3 from the field and managed just three points, all at the line, while the Scarlet Knights closed the game making six of their final seven shots.

NOTES

• Rutgers leads the all-time series 8-5, including winning the last five.

• The Boilermakers connected on at least nine 3-pointers for the sixth time this season and the first time since Jan. 18.

• Fatou Diagne scored in double figures for the seventh time this season.

• Moore tied her career-high in triples with five, matching her previous best set against Alabama State in 2018 as an Auburn Tiger.

• Traylor dished out five assists for the seventh time this season and 26 time in her career.

• The junior moved into 20th in program history with 283 assists, passing Carol Emanuel’s 278.

• Madison Layden extended her streak of games with a made 3-pointer to 15 with a pair of makes.

• The freshman also kept her perfect streak of recording at least one steal in every game.

• Purdue’s 19 points off turnovers were its fourth-highest total this season.

• For just the fourth time this season, the Boilermakers lost the rebounding battle, falling 30-22.

UP NEXT

The Boilermakers will open a two-game road swing starting at Ohio State on Thursday. Game time and network assignment will be announced later.

INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL: Braves Defeat Sycamores in Series-Opening Match

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PEORIA, Ill. – On their Valentine’s Day series-opener with Bradley, Indiana State fought back from a slow start but failed to halt strong offense from the Braves late, falling 3-1.

With the defeat, the Sycamores fall to 2-4 (2-3) on the season while the Braves improve to 2-3 (2-3).

Chloe Mason and Mary Hannah Lewis both managed to put together strong games for the Trees, as both ended their days with double-doubles. Lewis recorded a team-high 23 assists to go along with 13 digs while Mason tallied 19 assists and 21 digs.

Offensively the Blue & White struggled, recording 55 kills while hitting .129. Freshman Karinna Gall led the way with her best performance on the year, putting down 11 kills and a block assist. Madeline Williams ended as the only other Sycamore in double-digits for kills, recording 10 kills to go along with four block assists. Kaitlyn Hamilton and Mallory Keller both recorded nine kills on the day. Bradley finished the day with 64 kills, hitting .216.

Defensively, the Braves controlled the net with an 11-6 advantage in total blocks. Melina Tedrow served as the defensive anchor for the Sycamores, recording 28 digs for 7.0 digs per set on the match as well as eight assists. The libero is now just 67 digs away from entering the 1,000-dig club at Indiana State. ISU recorded 96 total digs.

It was a slow start to the match for the Sycamores, recording just six kills and hitting -.086 to fall 25-12 in set one. From set one to set two it was a different story, however. The Indiana State offense began to pick up, led by eight kills in the set from Williams, to help the Trees to a thrilling 29-27 set victory and tie the match.

The match continued in back-and-forth fashion throughout the third frame, with both teams once again crossing the 25-point threshold. Indiana State managed to reach set point four times, twice thanks to Gall, but couldn’t keep the Braves from the 31-29 set victory. Bradley managed to ride the momentum from set three into the final set, holding on for the 25-15 set and match win.

Both teams return to the court in Peoria, Ill., tomorrow evening at 6 p.m. ET for game two of the season series. The game will be streamed live on ESPN3.

INDIANA WRESTLING: Wrestling Takes Down Maryland, 27-13

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – On senior day senior Kyle Luigs pinned his man and two other Hoosiers won by pin as Indiana came away with a 27-13 victory against Maryland on Sunday at Wilkinson Hall.

Notes

• Indiana improves to 2-5 on the season and they match their most Big Ten dual match wins since the 2016-17 season.

• The Hoosiers got off to a quick start with back-to-back pins from Jacob Moran and Kyle Luigs to jump out to a 12-0 advantage.

• For Moran it was his first career pin, for Luigs it was his third career pin.

• Donnell Washington got the Hoosiers third pin of the day and his second this season, 16 seconds into his match.

• Washington improves his individual record to 5-2 on the season.

• Freshman Jacob Moran, who started the dual with a pin improves his individual record to 5-3 on the season and gets his second dual match win. 

• Indiana got two match wins in extra time as Nick South got a take down in the second tiebreaker of his match and Rudy Streck won on a take down in sudden victory.

• Graham Rooks improved to 2-1 on the season with a 6-2 decision

• The 27 points for Indiana is their most since they beat Maryland 36-3 on Jan. 13, 2019 in the first match in Wilkinson Hall.

Indiana vs. Maryland Bouts

125: Jacob Moran (IU) def. Zach Spence (UMD) fall 1:08 (IU 6, UMD 0)                  

133: Kyle Luigs (IU) def. Jackson Cockrell (UMD) fall 2:26 (IU 12, UMD 0)

141: Danny Bertoni (UMD) def. Cayden Rooks (IU) 6-1 decision (IU 12, UMD 3)

149: #14 Graham Rooks (IU) def. Hunter Baxter (UMD) 6-2 decision (IU 15, UMD 3)

157: Michael Doetsch (UMD) def. Jonathan Kervin (IU) 6-2 decision (IU 15, UMD 6)

165: #24 Nick South (IU) def. Jonathan Spadafora (UMD) 3-1 TB2 (IU 18, UMD 6)

174: #6 Donnell Washington (IU) def. Philip Spadafora (UMD) fall 0:16 (IU 24, UMD 6)

184: Kyle Cochran (UMD) def. Drayton Harris (IU) 10-0 major decision (IU 24, UMD 10)

197: Jaron Smith (UMD) def. #28 Nick Willham (IU) 5-3 decision (IU 24, UMD 13)

285: Rudy Streck (IU) def. Garrett Kappes (UMD) 3-1 SV1 (IU 27, UMD 13)

Extra Matches

149: Lucas Cordio (UMD) def. Jonathan Moran (IU) fall 3:16

165: Sammy Cokeley (IU) def. Garrett Fisk (UMD) fall 1:20

197:Kevin Makosy (UMD) def. Robert Deters (IU) 10-4 decision

IU Head Coach Angel Escobedo

“I thought the guys went out there and competed and got bonus points, which we have been asking all season. It was awesome to see those pins that helped this team. It is great when you start off at 125 and have that pin to get that momentum. I thought the guys performed really well today. We have to build off this and head into Purdue.”

Up Next

Up next the Hoosiers travel to Purdue for a televised match on BTN on Monday February 22 at 8:00 p.m. ET.  

INDIANA MEN’S GOLF: Hoosiers Shoot Five-Under On Day One of Mobile Bay Intercollegiate 

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MOBILE, Ala. – Indiana Men’s Golf opened play in the Mobile Bay Intercollegiate on Sunday, shooting five-under to sit in fifth place following the opening round. The Hoosiers are led by Mitch Davis, who is currently tied for sixth.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

Mobile Bay Intercollegiate • Mobile, Ala.

Magnolia Grove Crossings Golf Course

Par 72 • 7,212

Live Scoring via Golfstat

Indiana Team Standing: 5th/15 – 283 (-5)

Top Indiana Individual: Mitch Davis – T6 – 69 (-3)

CHIP-INS

• Junior Mitch Davis fired a 3-under-par 69 to end the day tied for sixth place. He shot a 1-under-par 35 on the front nine before knocking a stroke off of that on the back nine. Davis had four birdies on the day.

• Freshmen Clay Merchent and Drew Salyers both ended the day tied for 19th after carding a 1-under 71.  Merchent’s best effort came on the back nine, where he was two-under. Salyers had a trio of birdies and was one-under on the front nine. 

• Senior Ethan Shepherd and junior Harry Reynolds are both tied for 27 after shooting an even-72. Shepherd carded three birdies on the day, while Reynolds recovered from an early double-bogey on No. 3 to finish the front nine two-under.

• Brock Ochsenreiter, who is competing as an individual, is currently tied for 42nd after shooting a 74. Ochsenreiter started on No. 10 and put together his best outing after the turn, carding three birdies on No. 4, 5 and 8.

BY THE NUMBERS

Pos.    Name                            R1

T6       Mitch Davis                   69 (-3)

T19     Drew Salyers                 71 (-1)

T19     Clay Merchent              71 (-1)

T27     Harry Reynolds             72 (E)

T27     Ethan Shepherd            72 (E)

T42     Brock Ochsenreiter**  74 (+2)

**Competing as an individual

UP NEXT

• The teams return to action tomorrow morning for the second round and will go off of tees No. 1 and No. 10 starting at 8:50 a.m. ET. The final round will be a shotgun start Tuesday morning.

NOTRE DAME SOFTBALL: IRISH DOWN ALABAMA STATE 13-0 IN VALENTINE’S DAY NO-HITTER

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MONTGOMERY, Alabama — RV Notre Dame exploded for a 13-0 win (five innings) at Alabama State Sunday, closing out the 2021 Stinger Classic with a 2-1 record. 

Combining for a no-hitter, junior pitcher Payton Tidd (1-1) earned the win in the circle, as senior Morgan Ryan started for the Irish and senior Alexis Holloway entered for the fifth inning. 

Freshman infielder Karina Gaskins hit her first collegiate home run, racking up five RBI on the day. 

The Irish totaled seven stolen bases in the game, the most in program records since at least 2012. Junior outfielder Emma Clark continued her stealing success with two steals (six total on the weekend), as senior outfielder Abby Sweet added three and sophomore outfielder Leea Hanks posted two.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Up to bat first, Clark led off the Irish with a single, and immediately stole second. After Katie Marino flew out, Clark took advantage of a wild pitch to advance to third. Sweet hit a single to score Clark for the first run of the day. 

Sweet then stole second, and due to an Alabama State throwing error, continued to third. Sweet scored as Gaskins grounded out. Hanks placed a bunt to reach first, but the inning ended with a Sarah Genz groundout. 

Ryan earned strikeouts of Alabama State’s first two batters in the first, and after a HBP, Genz dished the grounder to Gaskins at first to strand the runner and end the inning with the Irish up 2-0. 

Freshman Carlli Kloss led off in the second with a single, followed by a Brooke Marquez double to advance Kloss to third. Shelby Grimm took a HBP to load the bases. Next up, Clark grounded into a double play, but scored Kloss in the process. After a Marino lineout, the Irish headed to the field up 3-0. Ryan and the Irish kept the Hornets at bay and scoreless through the second. 

Sweet led off the third with a single, stealing second on Gaskins’ at-bat. After a Gaskins strikeout, Hanks pinned another bunt to reach first, advancing Sweet to third. With a throw to second, Sweet saw the opportunity and stole home, putting the Irish up 4-0. 

Hanks followed with two-consecutive steals, advancing to second and third, on Genz’s at-bat. Genz then singled to score Hanks. Two subsequent lineouts ended the Irish batting up 5-0. 

Tidd entered the circle to start the bottom of the third inning, as Biggio fielded the first grounder for the out, and Tidd struck out the next two. 

Sophomore Macie Eck recorded her first-career hit to lead off the fourth, reaching first. Marino then drew a walk to take first and advance Eck. Sweet trapped the Hornets in a fielder’s choice, which tagged Marino out but advanced Eck to third and allowed Sweet to reach first. 

Gaskins stepped to the plate and fired her first-career home run over the wall to also score Eck and Sweet, increasing the Irish lead to 8-0. Sophomore Miranda Johnson singled to follow, but Alabama State then turned a double play to send the Irish to the field. 

Graduate student Chelsea Purcell took care of the first out of the bottom of the fourth, fielding the grounder to first. Tidd did the same on the following grounder, and then struck out the last batter to end the inning. 

Kloss drew a walk to lead off the fifth, and then advanced to second on a wild pitch. Purcell doubled to the outfield, scoring Kloss and making the score 9-0. In her first collegiate at-bat, freshman Mac Vasquez drew a walk, and Purcell took third on the ball-four wild pitch. Eck delivered a groundout to score Purcell and advance Vasquez. 

Marino followed with a single to bring Vasquez to third, and Sweet drew a HBP to load the bases. Due to a wild pitch, Vasquez came home to make the score 11-0, advancing Marino and Sweet one base. Gaskins grounded out, but scored Marino and advanced Sweet in the process. 

Hanks earned a walk, keeping Sweet at third. Junior Quinn Biggio was also walked, advancing Hanks, and Sweet came home on the ball-four wild pitch, extending the lead to 13-0. A Kloss fielder’s choice ball ended the Irish batting. 

Holloway entered to pitch the final inning, striking out the first two batters. The final batter grounded directly to Gaskins at first, who made the putout for the win. 

UP NEXT

Notre Dame will take part in ACC Pod Play Feb. 18-21, taking on Syracuse at host site North Carolina in three games, and then facing Duke in Durham for three games. Follow @NDSoftball on Twitter for updates. 

BUTLER SOFTBALL: South Dakota State Tops Butler Softball, 3-1, Sunday Morning

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The Bulldogs closed out a weekend of season-opening games at the Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic with a 3-1 loss to South Dakota State Sunday morning.

The result puts Butler at 1-4 to start the season.

Butler got on the board first in the bottom of the first when a Karli Ricketts’ single scored Lauren Fey.

South Dakota State would tie the game with a single run in the top of the third before plating two runs in the top of the sixth for the final margin.

Sophomore Mackenzie Griman got the start for Butler, allowing a single run in four innings of work. She struck out two. Madison Seigworth came on in relief and surrendered the two sixth-inning runs. Alyssa Graves closed out the game with two innings of scoreless work.

Five Bulldogs each had a single hit in the contest.

The Bulldogs return to action next weekend with five games scheduled in Mobile, Ala., at an event hosted by South Alabama.

OHIO STATE MEN’S TENNIS: No. 8 Buckeyes Sweep the Spartans

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – No. 8 Ohio State took a pair of matches from Michigan State on Saturday, winning 7-0 in the first match and 4-0 in the second match.

The Buckeyes did not drop a set all day. The teams played out all six singles matches in the first match and played to clinch in the afternoon.

Cannon Kingsley picked-up a pair of singles victories, winning 6-0, 6-1 in match one and 6-4, 6-3 in match two. Tim Seibert and Andrew Lutschaunig both made their season debuts in the second match. Seibert dominated in a 6-0, 6-1 win and Lustchaunig showed some grit coming from down a break to win his first set 7-5.

In doubles, James Trotter and Justin Boulais teamed to win both of their matches.

Overall, the Buckeyes had a good day.

These matches go in the book as non-conference matches as the teams’ used their final flex day to schedule the duals. Ohio State will officially open Big Ten play next weekend with a pair of tough road matches at Northwestern and Illinois. Those will be the first of 16 Big Ten matches this season.

Match 1

#8 Ohio State 7, Michigan State 0

Singles
1. #11 John McNally (OSU) def. Carson Gates (MSU) 6-3, 6-1
2. #5 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Anthony Pero (MSU) 6-0, 6-1
3. #25 Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. John Carlin (MSU) 6-2, 6-2
4. JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Luke Baylis (MSU) 6-3, 6-1
5. Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Drew Keene (MSU) 6-3, 6-3
6. Robert Cash (OSU) def. Reed Crocker (MSU) 6-0, 6-0

Doubles
1. #4 John McNally/Robert Cash (OSU) vs. Nick Williams/Graydon Lair (MSU) 4-4, unfinished
2. #37 James Trotter/Justin Boulais (OSU) def. John Carlin/Anthony Pero (MSU) 6-0
3. Cannon Kingsley/JJ Tracy (OSU) def. Josh Mukherjee/Luke Baylis (MSU) 6-1

Order of finish: Doubles (2,3); Singles (6,2,1,4,3,5)

Match 2

#8 Ohio State 4, Michigan State 0

Singles
1. #5 Cannon Kingsley (OSU) def. Josh Mukherjee (MSU) 6-4, 6-3
2. #11 John McNally (OSU) vs. Nick Williams (MSU) 6-2, 5-2, unfinished
3. #80 James Trotter (OSU) def. Carson Gates (MSU) 6-2, 6-3
4. #25 Kyle Seelig (OSU) vs. Graydon Lair (MSU) 6-3, 4-5, unfinished
5. Tim Seibert (OSU) def. Jarreau Campbell (MSU) 6-0, 6-1
6. Andrew Lutschaunig (OSU) vs. Kazuki Matsuno (MSU) 7-5, 2-1, unfinished

Doubles
1. #37 James Trotter/Justin Boulais (OSU) def. Kazuki Matsuno/Nick Williams (MSU) 6-1
2. Robert Cash/JJ Mercer (OSU) def. Jarreau Campbell/Graydon Lair (MSU) 7-5
3. John McNally/Kyle Seelig (OSU) def. Drew Keene/Reed Crocker (MSU) 6-4

Order of finish: Doubles (1,3,2); Singles (5,3,1)

INDY FUEL HOCKEY: FUEL CRUSH NAILERS 6-1 ON VALENTINE’S DAY AFTERNOON

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WHEELING – Three power play goals would help lift the Fuel to a 6-1 victory over the Nailers in WesBanco arena on Valentine’s Day afternoon. 

After the majority of the first period passed quietly, Cliff Watson centered the puck in front of the net where Cedric Lacroix was waiting to deflect the shot at the last second of the first. 

Nailers would get a power play opportunity near the halfway point in the second period where Matt Alfaro found Sean Josling in the slot and beat goaltender Billy Christopoulos at 12:21. Three minutes later the Fuel would get their own chance on the power play where defenseman Mike Lee fired a long range wrist shot from the left circle and make the score 2-1 at the end of the second.

The third period would belong to Indy as Spencer Watson got on the board first after scooping up a loose puck at the blue line and drove it to the net to make it 3-1 for the Fuel. Four minutes later Indy would find themselves on the man advantage again as Watson fired a shot that was deflected by Hawkey but Joe Sullivan was there to rebound the shot and make it 4-1 at 12:31. 

Lacroix got his second of the night off of a pass from Willie Raskob in front of the net to extend Indy to a four goal lead. Finally, on the power play, Tim Shoup blasted a shot in between the circles to bring the final score to 6-1. The Fuel finished 3 for 4 on power play opportunities. 

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