INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL SECTIONAL PAIRINGS

CLASS 4A

GARY WEST

1              Tue        Hammond Morton [8-13] vs. Highland [12-10]

2              Wed      Merrillville [8-10] vs. Gary West [16-3]

3              Wed      East Chicago Central [6-12] vs. Lake Central [13-7]

4              Fri           Munster [15-5] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

CHESTERTON

1              Tue        Hobart [3-13] vs. Portage [6-13]

2              Tue        Valparaiso [17-4] vs. Chesterton [16-5]

3              Fri           Lowell [11-8] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Crown Point [10-3] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

PLYMOUTH

1              Tue        Culver Academy [5-3] vs. Michigan City [12-9]

2              Wed      LaPorte [5-16] vs. Mishawaka [14-5]

3              Wed      South Bend Adams [20-1] vs. Plymouth [2-17]

4              Fri           South Bend Riley [16-6] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

ELKHART

1              Tue        Penn [8-10] vs. Goshen [7-14]

2              Tue        Concord [9-9] vs. Elkhart [11-10]

3              Fri           Northridge [16-4] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Warsaw [15-7] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

EAST NOBLE

1              Tue        Carroll (Fort Wayne) [15-6] vs. Fort Wayne Northrop [5-11]

2              Tue        DeKalb [8-10] vs. Fort Wayne Snider [10-10]

3              Fri           Fort Wayne North [11-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           East Noble [7-13] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

FORT WAYNE WAYNE

1              Tue        Huntington North [11-6] vs. Homestead [22-0]

2              Tue        Fort Wayne Wayne [6-15] vs. Columbia City [7-12]

3              Fri           Fort Wayne South [7-11] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           New Haven [13-6] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

MARION

1              Tue        Lafayette Jeff [19-2] vs. Marion [11-9]

2              Tue        Logansport [11-9] vs. Kokomo [6-14]

3              Fri           Harrison (West Lafayette) [12-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           McCutcheon [15-2] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CARMEL

1              Tue        Fishers [13-5] vs. Hamilton Southeastern [10-9]

2              Tue        Westfield [15-4] vs. Zionsville [14-7]

3              Fri           Carmel [19-2] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Noblesville [10-10] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

RICHMOND

1              Tue        Muncie Central [0-17] vs. Anderson [9-9]

2              Wed      Mount Vernon (Fortville) [13-6] vs. Richmond [8-9]

3              Wed      New Palestine [14-7] vs. Greenfield-Central [13-8]

4              Fri           Pendleton Heights [7-13] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

INDIANAPOLIS TECH

1              Tue        Indianapolis Attucks [17-5] vs. Indianapolis Tech [11-10]

2              Wed      Indianapolis Cathedral [18-2] vs. Lawrence North [21-2]

3              Wed      Lawrence Central [11-8] vs. Warren Central [17-6]

4              Fri           North Central (Indianapolis) [11-9] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

DECATUR CENTRAL

1              Tue        Indianapolis Roncalli [8-12] vs. Southport [3-15]

2              Tue        Pike [10-9] vs. Perry Meridian [12-7]

3              Fri           Ben Davis [11-11] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Decatur Central [8-12] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

AVON

1              Tue        Mooresville [10-10] vs. Brownsburg [11-8]

2              Tue        Terre Haute North [12-9] vs. Plainfield [19-2]

3              Fri           Terre Haute South [4-17] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Avon [4-14] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

WHITELAND

1              Tue        Greenwood [14-5] vs. Franklin [7-13]

2              Tue        Franklin Central [8-12] vs. Center Grove [11-6]

3              Fri           Whiteland [12-7] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Shelbyville [6-12] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH

1              Tue        Bloomington South [18-4] vs. East Central [12-9]

2              Tue        Bloomington North [11-2] vs. Columbus North [11-4]

3              Fri           Martinsville [3-17] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Columbus East [1-16] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

SEYMOUR

1              Tue        Bedford North Lawrence [9-10] vs. Seymour [10-9]

2              Tue        Jennings County [10-9] vs. Jeffersonville [10-6]

3              Fri           New Albany [15-6] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Floyd Central [12-5] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

EVANSVILLE NORTH

1              Tue        Castle [9-5] vs. Evansville North [13-6]

2              Tue        Evansville Central [4-12] vs. Jasper [5-15]

3              Fri           Evansville Reitz [13-3] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Evansville Harrison [10-7] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CLASS 3A

CALUMET

1              Tue        Griffith [5-14] vs. Hammond Gavit [0-13]

2              Fri           Lighthouse CPA [3-12] vs. Calumet [10-8]

3              Fri           Hammond [14-1] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

NEW PRAIRIE

1              Tue        Knox [9-11] vs. Hanover Central [12-6]

2              Tue        Wheeler [0-11] vs. New Prairie [15-6]

3              Fri           Kankakee Valley [7-13] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           River Forest [6-10] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON

1              Tue        South Bend Washington [4-16] vs. Jimtown [4-17]

2              Tue        South Bend Clay [4-18] vs. Mishawaka Marian [16-3]

3              Fri           John Glenn [17-4] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           South Bend St. Joseph [15-4] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

TWIN LAKES

1              Tue        Northwestern [2-10] vs. Peru [14-6]

2              Wed      Benton Central [8-10] vs. Twin Lakes [16-4]

3              Wed      Western [15-6] vs. West Lafayette [5-10]

4              Fri           Maconaquah [10-10] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

WEST NOBLE

1              Tue        Tippecanoe Valley [6-14] vs. Wawasee [9-11]

2              Fri           West Noble [10-9] vs. Lakeland [9-10]

3              Fri           NorthWood [11-8] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

WOODLAN

1              Tue        Fort Wayne Concordia [7-12] vs. Woodlan [9-9]

2              Wed      Fort Wayne Luers [7-13] vs. Garrett [2-14]

3              Wed      Leo [18-2] vs. Angola [11-11]

4              Fri           Fort Wayne Dwenger [10-9] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

MISSISSINEWA

1              Tue        Oak Hill [10-10] vs. Mississinewa [14-7]

2              Tue        Bellmont [14-6] vs. Eastern (Greentown) [11-8]

3              Fri           Heritage [10-8] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Norwell [8-12] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

NEW CASTLE

1              Tue        Hamilton Heights [13-4] vs. Yorktown [13-6]

2              Tue        Jay County [7-8] vs. Delta [14-4]

3              Fri           Muncie Burris [8-8] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           New Castle [6-14] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

FRANKFORT

1              Tue        Tri-West [7-8] vs. Frankfort [9-9]

2              Wed      Danville [14-3] vs. Crawfordsville [11-5]

3              Wed      North Montgomery [2-11] vs. Greencastle [17-6]

4              Fri           Monrovia [5-12] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

OWEN VALLEY

1              Tue        Brown County [1-11] vs. Edgewood [12-9]

2              Wed      West Vigo [9-10] vs. Northview [13-6]

3              Wed      Owen Valley [9-7] vs. Brownstown Central [10-6]

4              Fri           South Vermillion [7-12] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

LEBANON

1              Tue        Brebeuf Jesuit [13-8] vs. Indianapolis Manual [8-11]

2              Tue        Indianapolis Shortridge [7-15] vs. Lebanon [9-14]

3              Fri           Indianapolis Chatard [7-12] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Guerin Catholic [17-3] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

BEECH GROVE

1              Tue        Beech Grove [14-5] vs. Indianapolis Washington [8-12]

2              Tue        Indianapolis Herron [13-8] vs. Indian Creek [8-12]

3              Fri           Indianapolis Ritter [8-11] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Speedway [6-10] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

GREENSBURG

1              Tue        South Dearborn [9-11] vs. Lawrenceburg [11-10]

2              Wed      Franklin County [7-11] vs. Batesville [6-14]

3              Wed      Greensburg [15-3] vs. Rushville [1-17]

4              Fri           Connersville [14-7] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

CHARLESTOWN

1              Tue        Silver Creek [16-4] vs. Corydon Central [8-12]

2              Wed      Madison [13-7] vs. Salem [3-16]

3              Wed      Scottsburg [4-16] vs. Charlestown [7-8]

4              Fri           North Harrison [17-3] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

WASHINGTON

1              Tue        Washington [5-11] vs. Sullivan [16-2]

2              Fri           Pike Central [2-15] vs. Vincennes Lincoln [1-14]

3              Fri           Princeton [11-4] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

BOONVILLE

1              Tue        Heritage Hills [15-3] vs. Evansville Memorial [7-9]

2              Tue        Boonville [1-10] vs. Mount Vernon (Posey) [9-8]

3              Fri           Evansville Bosse [15-4] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Gibson Southern [3-9] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CLASS 2A

WHITING

1              Tue        Hammond Noll [2-14] vs. Marquette Catholic [14-7]

2              Wed      Andrean [11-4] vs. Bowman Academy [8-11]

3              Wed      Illiana Christian [15-5] vs. Lake Station [11-9]

4              Fri           Whiting [3-12] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

NORTH JUDSON

1              Tue        Boone Grove [12-6] vs. South Bend Career [5-15]

2              Wed      North Judson [5-11] vs. Westville [10-9]

3              Wed      Hebron [8-11] vs. LaVille [12-8]

4              Fri           South Central (Union Mills) [12-8] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

WESTVIEW

1              Tue        Eastside [13-6] vs. Fairfield [1-16]

2              Wed      Prairie Heights [3-17] vs. Churubusco [16-3]

3              Wed      Central Noble [20-1] vs. Westview [16-4]

4              Fri           Bremen [8-11] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

BLUFFTON

1              Tue        Whitko [12-7] vs. Wabash [4-15]

2              Tue        Fort Wayne Blackhawk [19-3] vs. Bluffton [7-12]

3              Wed      Fort Wayne Canterbury [2-13] vs. South Adams [13-7]

4              Wed      Adams Central [8-12] vs. Manchester [11-7]

5              Fri           Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

6              Fri           Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

7              Sat          Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

DELPHI

1              Tue        Lewis Cass [11-9] vs. Winamac [6-14]

2              Tue        Delphi [3-12] vs. North Newton [12-6]

3              Fri           Rensselaer Central [10-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Rochester [15-1] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

FOUNTAIN CENTRAL

1              Tue        Fountain Central [9-11] vs. Seeger [6-11]

2              Tue        Clinton Prairie [12-6] vs. Carroll (Flora) [19-1]

3              Fri           Rossville [15-5] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Western Boone [4-13] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

BLACKFORD

1              Tue        Eastbrook [5-14] vs. Sheridan [11-8]

2              Tue        Madison-Grant [18-3] vs. Blackford [17-4]

3              Fri           Taylor [10-11] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Tipton [8-12] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

ELWOOD

1              Tue        Wapahani [15-6] vs. Winchester [15-6]

2              Wed      Monroe Central [12-7] vs. Frankton [12-9]

3              Wed      Alexandria [5-15] vs. Elwood [2-19]

4              Fri           Lapel [7-13] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

SHENANDOAH

1              Tue        Union County [9-12] vs. Knightstown [0-17]

2              Tue        Hagerstown [4-16] vs. Eastern Hancock [16-4]

3              Wed      Northeastern [17-3] vs. Centerville [6-12]

4              Wed      Cambridge City Lincoln [7-12] vs. Shenandoah [19-3]

5              Fri           Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2

6              Fri           Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

7              Sat          Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6

HERITAGE CHRISTIAN

1              Tue        Heritage Christian [9-8] vs. University [13-5]

2              Tue        Indianapolis Scecina [6-13] vs. Covenant Christian [18-4]

3              Fri           Irvington Prep Academy [0-3] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Park Tudor [9-6] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CLOVERDALE

1              Tue        Cloverdale [9-10] vs. Parke Heritage [20-3]

2              Wed      South Putnam [2-12] vs. North Putnam [15-6]

3              Wed      Riverton Parke [9-7] vs. Cascade [4-13]

4              Fri           Southmont [10-8] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

MILAN

1              Tue        South Ripley [19-1] vs. North Decatur [4-16]

2              Fri           Milan [10-9] vs. Triton Central [9-8]

3              Fri           South Decatur [12-7] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER)

1              Tue        Southwestern (Hanover) [16-4] vs. Switzerland County [3-18]

2              Tue        Austin [3-14] vs. Providence [9-8]

3              Fri           Henryville [12-10] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Clarksville [9-10] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

PAOLI

1              Tue        Eastern (Pekin) [8-12] vs. Perry Central [15-6]

2              Fri           Crawford County [3-11] vs. Paoli [13-4]

3              Fri           Tell City [8-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

EASTERN GREENE

1              Tue        South Knox [9-10] vs. Linton-Stockton [18-4]

2              Fri           North Knox [10-10] vs. Mitchell [3-11]

3              Fri           Eastern Greene [10-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

SOUTHRIDGE

1              Tue        Evansville Mater Dei [10-8] vs. Southridge [11-10]

2              Tue        Forest Park [15-5] vs. South Spencer [15-4]

3              Fri           North Posey [10-6] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Tecumseh [7-10] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CLASS 1A

KOUTS

1              Tue        Covenant Christian (DeMotte) [5-14] vs. Washington Twp. [12-6]

2              Tue        Kouts [21-2] vs. Hammond Science & Tech [2-12]

3              Fri           Gary 21st Century [5-13] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Morgan Twp. [9-6] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CULVER

1              Tue        Argos [15-4] vs. LaCrosse [4-14]

2              Tue        West Central [0-16] vs. Triton [14-5]

3              Fri           Culver [7-12] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Oregon-Davis [6-9] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

BETHANY CHRISTIAN

1              Tue        Hamilton [1-15] vs. Lakewood Park [6-12]

2              Fri           Bethany Christian [10-11] vs. Elkhart Christian [7-12]

3              Fri           Fremont [7-11] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Sat          Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

TRI-COUNTY

1              Tue        Caston [6-15] vs. South Newton [4-12]

2              Tue        Pioneer [7-11] vs. Frontier [6-9]

3              Fri           Tri-County [3-13] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           North White [12-8] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

NORTH MIAMI

1              Tue        Southwood [10-10] vs. Southern Wells [2-17]

2              Tue        Lakeland Christian [9-9] vs. Smith Academy [2-13]

3              Fri           North Miami [5-14] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Northfield [6-14] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

ATTICA

1              Tue        Clinton Central [3-15] vs. Faith Christian [6-14]

2              Tue        Attica [2-14] vs. North Vermillion [1-13]

3              Fri           Lafayette Central Catholic [6-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Covington [10-6] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

WES-DEL

1              Tue        Wes-Del [9-10] vs. Liberty Christian [13-8]

2              Tue        Daleville [6-10] vs. Tri-Central [9-10]

3              Fri           Anderson Prep Academy [3-16] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Cowan [10-8] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

RANDOLPH SOUTHERN

1              Tue        Tri [4-15] vs. Union (Modoc) [3-15]

2              Tue        Seton Catholic [6-8] vs. Randolph Southern [6-12]

3              Fri           Blue River [12-10] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Union City [6-13] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

CLAY CITY

1              Tue        White River Valley [1-19] vs. Bloomington Lighthouse [3-16]

2              Wed      Eminence [6-13] vs. North Central (Farmersburg) [12-9]

3              Wed      Clay City [2-11] vs. Bloomfield [12-7]

4              Fri           Shakamak [7-9] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

INDIANAPOLIS METROPOLITAN

1              Tue        Indianapolis International [7-8] vs. Bethesda Christian [13-6]

2              Tue        Traders Point Christian [8-12] vs. Indiana Math & Science [10-9]

3              Fri           Indianapolis Metropolitan [10-13] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Indiana Deaf [3-15] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN

1              Tue        Indianapolis Tindley [13-9] vs. Greenwood Christian [12-7]

2              Wed      Victory College Prep [2-8] vs. Providence Cristo Rey [3-16]

3              Wed      Christel House Academy [8-10] vs. Indianapolis Lutheran [18-3]

4              Fri           Central Christian [9-12] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE)

1              Tue        Oldenburg Academy [6-9] vs. Morristown [17-4]

2              Wed      Waldron [3-17] vs. Rising Sun [5-9]

3              Wed      Hauser [8-11] vs. Southwestern (Shelbyville) [7-9]

4              Fri           Jac-Cen-Del [14-6] vs. Winner Game 1

5              Fri           Winner Game 2 vs. Winner Game 3

6              Sat          Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5

BORDEN

1              Tue        Rock Creek Academy [11-9] vs. Christian Academy [6-14]

2              Tue        New Washington [9-13] vs. Lanesville [13-7]

3              Fri           Borden [11-10] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           South Central (Elizabeth) [2-15] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

WEST WASHINGTON

1              Tue        West Washington [8-10] vs. Shawe Memorial [1-16]

2              Tue        Crothersville [3-16] vs. Trinity Lutheran [7-13]

3              Fri           Medora [3-16] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Edinburgh [16-5] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

NORTH DAVIESS

1              Tue        Orleans [15-4] vs. Shoals [10-9]

2              Tue        Barr-Reeve [20-2] vs. Washington Catholic [0-13]

3              Fri           Loogootee [17-3] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           North Daviess [18-3] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

WOOD MEMORIAL

1              Tue        Wood Memorial [5-11] vs. Cannelton [6-10]

2              Tue        Evansville Day [8-5] vs. Northeast Dubois [8-13]

3              Fri           Vincennes Rivet [4-9] vs. Winner Game 1

4              Fri           Springs Valley [9-12] vs. Winner Game 2

5              Sat          Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4

GIRLS BASKETBALL STATE FINALS

Friday, Feb. 26
Class 2A | Tipton (20-7) vs. Linton-Stockton (26-1) | 7 pm ET / 6 pm CT

Saturday, Feb. 27
Class A | Pioneer (24-4) vs. Loogootee (20-4) | 11 am ET / 10 am CT 

Class 3A | South Bend Washington (22-5) vs. Silver Creek (24-3) | 3:30 pm ET / 2:30 pm CT 

Class 4A | Crown Point (24-1) vs. Brownsburg (17-10) | 8 pm ET / 7 pm CT 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#3 Michigan 92 #4 Ohio State 87

#6 Houston 90 Cincinnati 52

#11 Iowa 74 Penn State 68

#21 Wisconsin 68 Northwestern 51

Maryland 68 Rutgers 59

Drake 85 Evansville 71

Valparaiso 66 Southern Illinois 65

Xavier 63 Butler 51

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 South Carolina 76 #17 Kentucky 55

Florida State 68 #3 Louisville 59

#4 North Carolina State 82 North Carolina 63

#5 Texas A&M 66 Ole Miss 55

#7 Baylor 77 Oklahoma 66

Oregon State 71 #8 UCLA 64

#11 Michigan 75 #15 Ohio State 66

#13 Oregon 72 USC 48

#18 Arkansas 74 LSU 64

#22 Georgia 57 #21 Tennessee 55

Michigan State 76 Purdue 73

Eastern Michigan 69 Toledo 59

Nebraska 87 Penn State 72

NBA SCOREBOARD

New Orleans 120 Boston 115 OT

Oklahoma City 117 Cleveland 101

New York 103 Minnesota 99

Orlando 105 Detroit 96

Toronto 110 Philadelphia 103

Atlanta 123 Denver 115

Brooklyn 112 LA Clippers 108

Milwaukee 128 Sacramento 115

NHL SCOREBOARD

Washington 4 New Jersey 3

Ottawa 3 Montréal 2

Boston 7 Philadelphia 3

Winnipeg 4 Vancouver 3

PGA: THE GENESIS INVITE

The Genesis Invitational
Feb. 18-21, Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
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1tMax Homa – z667070667-12 (272)F
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4Cameron Smith69687167 -9 (275)F
5tMatthew Fitzpatrick667169  -7 (206)F
5tViktor Hovland71697067 -7 (277)F
5tJon Rahm70697266 -7 (277)F
8tDustin Johnson686771  -7 (206)F
8tWyndham Clark67697369 -6 (278)F
8tMatt Jones67726970 -6 (278)F
8tFrancesco Molinari68737067 -6 (278)F
12tTalor Gooch68716971 -5 (279)F
12tAlex Noren67707171 -5 (279)F
12tPatrick Rodgers71697069 -5 (279)F
15tPatrick Cantlay67707172 -4 (280)F
15tJames Hahn74667169 -4 (280)F
15tXander Schauffele71697169 -4 (280)F
15tJordan Spieth68687371 -4 (280)F
15tWill Zalatoris69697567 -4 (280)F
20tRickie Fowler70717367 -3 (281)F
20tBranden Grace71697071 -3 (281)F
20tMatthew NeSmith70707368 -3 (281)F
20tC.T. Pan71707268 -3 (281)F
20tScottie Scheffler67747466 -3 (281)F
20tNick Taylor72697169 -3 (281)F
26tJim Furyk69707469 -2 (282)F
26tLanto Griffin69717468 -2 (282)F
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26tScott Harrington71667570 -2 (282)F
26tAndrew Landry69697272 -2 (282)F
26tCameron Tringale69717369 -2 (282)F
32tBo Hoag73687369 -1 (283)F
32tMackenzie Hughes69717469 -1 (283)F
32tJason Kokrak67687474 -1 (283)F
32tMarc Leishman69737368 -1 (283)F
32tAndrew Putnam71717368 -1 (283)F
32tKyle Stanley70717171 -1 (283)F
38tTyler Duncan69707570 E (284)F
38tRussell Henley69727370 E (284)F
38tBrooks Koepka68707769 E (284)F
38tKevin Na70727270 E (284)F
38tAdam Scott69737666 E (284)F
43tWesley Bryan69707868 +1 (285)F
43tCameron Davis71697768 +1 (285)F
43tBrian Harman72697173 +1 (285)F
43tCollin Morikawa73697073 +1 (285)F
43tSebastian Munoz68717670 +1 (285)F
43tJoaquin Niemann67687872 +1 (285)F
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52tTom Hoge72697372 +2 (286)F
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57tJ.B. Holmes70697573 +3 (287)F
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60tKeegan Bradley68747571 +4 (288)F
60tBrian Gay72697770 +4 (288)F
62tCharl Schwartzel75677374 +5 (289)F
62tHarold Varner III70727770 +5 (289)F
64tScott Piercy73677575 +6 (290)F
64tMatthew Wolff71707772 +6 (290)F
66Kyoung-Hoon Lee70727972 +9 (293)F
67Sung Kang71688372 +10 (294)F

Shorthanded Butler MBB Falls at Xavier, 63-51

Butler could not overcome 30-percent shooting and being down three starters in falling at Xavier, 63-51, Sunday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

Butler played without injured starters Aaron Thompson, Bo Hodges and Bryce Nze.

The Bulldogs shot 18-of-61 overall, including 6-of-31 from three-point range. Butler shot only 19 percent in the second half.

“I’m disappointed in the result, but was really proud of the effort tonight,” said Butler coach LaVall Jordan. “I thought our guys battled. We got on the boards and ran them off the three-point line, which were a few of the things we really wanted to stress tonight. In the end, we didn’t get enough shots to fall.”

Butler’s defense caused Xavier a number of problems as well, limiting the Musketeers to only 2-of-19 shooting from behind the arc. Xavier (12-4, 5-4 BIG EAST) shot 44 percent overall and had 36 points in the paint.

Butler won the rebounding battle, 42-39. That included a career-high 12 rebounds by junior Bryce Golden as part of his first career double-double (10 points). Myles Wilmoth also pulled down a career-best nine rebounds. Chuck Harris had 14 points to lead the Bulldogs, adding career-highs of six rebounds and six assists. Jair Bolden added 12 points.

Zach Freemantle led Xavier with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Colby Jones added 13 points and 11 rebounds.

With 5:10 remaining in the game, Butler pulled within four at 49-45. A Dwon Odom three-point play gave Xavier a cushion that allowed the home team to finish the game at the free throw line.

The first half included large swings back and forth as Xavier took an early 16-6 lead before a 10-0 Butler spurt gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game at 24-21 with 5:12 remaining. The next nine points belonged to the Musketeers before Butler scored the final five points of the half to pull within two at the half as Xavier went into the locker rooms up 33-31.

Butler is now 7-13 overall and 6-11 in BIG EAST play.

The Bulldogs have a pair of games at Hinkle Fieldhouse this week, hosting Seton Hall Wednesday and Villanova Sunday. Tickets remain available for both contests.

Dickinson’s 22 lifts No. 3 Michigan over No. 4 Ohio St 92-87

 In a virtually empty Value City Arena, the matchup between No. 3 Michigan and No. 4 Ohio State in February looked more like an intense NCAA Tournament game in March: good shooting, timely 3-pointers, fierce play under the rim, few mistakes and some late drama.

After six ties in the second half, Michigan pulled away in the final minutes and then held off Ohio State 92-87 Sunday in a meeting that showcased two teams aiming for No. 1 seeds next month.

“It was like a boxing match,” Michigan coach Juwan Howard said. “One team delivered a blow. The other team delivered another blow. It went back and forth. Our guys showed their mental toughness through some of those ups and downs.”

The win also highlighted the importance of Michigan’s 7-foot-1 freshman center Hunter Dickinson, who had several inches and considerable reach on Ohio State’s big men. He led the Wolverines with 22 points and nine rebounds, hitting all six of his foul shots.

“I thought his length and size bothered us,” Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann acknowledged.

Michigan (16-1, 11-1 Big Ten) had pulled away and led by nine with 23 seconds left. But a pair of 3-pointers from Duane Washington Jr. around a layup by CJ Walker got the Buckeyes within three points with 3 seconds to go.

Ohio State was forced to foul, and Eli Brooks hit both of his free throws to seal Michigan’s fifth straight win, a run that came around a three-week break due to COVID-19 issues.

Brooks had 17 points, Chaundee Brown Jr. came off the bench to score 15 and Isaiah Livers added 12 for Michigan, which snapped Ohio State’s seven-game win streak.

Washington had a career-high 30 points and went 5 for 10 on 3s for the Buckeyes (18-5, 12-5). E.J. Liddell had 23 to go along with 10 rebounds.

“It was a great game, man,” Washington said. ” Two top 5 teams, and I thought we competed at a really high level. We were in a good position to bring it home. Basketball is a game of runs and they had theirs toward the end there, and we just got to be a little better in the closing stretch.”

Both teams shot 53% from the floor.

Grimes scores 20, No. 6 Houston routs Cincinnati 90-52

Quentin Grimes had 20 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Houston used a big first half to roll past Cincinnati 90-52 on Sunday.

Tramon Mark scored 12 points, DeJon Jarreau added 11 points and five rebounds, and Fabian White Jr. had 10 points and nine rebounds for Houston (18-3, 12-3 American Athletic Conference). The Cougars shot 47% and hit 19 of 21 from the free throw line.

“Coach (Kelvin) Sampson told me and Marcus (Sasser) he wants us to be ultra-aggressive from the tip all game,” Grimes said. “He told us we play best with DeJon pushing the pace looking for us and me and Marcus in attack mode. It gets the whole team in the flow.”

The Cougars forced Cincinnati into 13 turnovers, which Houston converted into 22 points.

The margin of victory was the largest for either team in the series, besting a 115-78 win by the Bearcats in Dec. 1998. Cincinnati leads the series with Houston 34-6.

Houston entered 2-2 in its previous four games and fell to Wichita State 68-63 on Thursday.

“All respect to (Cincinnati coach) John (Brannen) and his program, but this game was about us,” Sampson said. “When you play 25, 30, 40 games, you’re going to have games where you just don’t play good. We know that. … Tonight, our intensity level and how hard we play, it was good to see us get back to that level.”

Jeremiah Davenport scored 11 points and Tari Eason added 10 points for the Bearcats (7-8, 5-5), who saw their four-game winning streak snapped. Cincinnati shot 30%.

“Bottom line is when you play a team that’s national championship good – really, really talented that (Sampson)’s built over seven years – you can’t make mistakes,” Brannen said. “They took advantage of every one of them. It was an uphill battle pretty much after the eight-minute mark of the first half.”

Houston outscored the Bearcats 32-7 over the final 11 minutes of the first half to take a 50-26 lead at the break. Jarreau scored nine points and Mark had eight in the half-ending run.

The Cougars shot 9 of 18 from the field and hit 13 of 13 from the free-throw line during that stretch, while Cincinnati was 2 of 15 from the field and did not have a field goal over the final five minutes of the half.

Nets hold on to edge Clippers, win season-best 6th in a row

James Harden scored 37 points and the Brooklyn Nets held off a furious fourth-quarter rally to edge the Los Angeles Clippers 112-108 on Sunday night for their season-best sixth victory in a row.

The Nets wrapped up a 5-0 trip, beating Golden State, Sacramento, Phoenix, and both Los Angeles teams to complete their longest undefeated single trip in franchise history. All but two of the wins were by double digits. They’ve now defeated West teams eight straight times.

“Winning six in a row, all it does is keep the world silent for a bit,” Kyrie Irving said. “When we hit a bump in the road, then it’s, `What’s going on with the Nets?’ The destination is making it to that main stage and earning our way there.”

Harden just missed a triple double, finishing with 11 rebounds and seven assists. Irving added 28 points and eight assists.

Paul George led the Clippers with 34 points. Kawhi Leonard had 29 points on 9-of-19 shooting. Ivica Zubac finished with 13 points, but no other Clippers reached double figures. Lou Williams was 2 of 11, and Marcus Morris 2 of 7.

The Nets dominated in the paint, outscoring the Clippers, 60-38.

Leonard hit a pair of free throws to it it 108-all with 28 seconds remaining.

Irving missed a 3-pointer and former Clipper DeAndre Jordan grabbed the offensive rebound and scored. Leonard got called for an offensive foul that put Harden at the line, and he made both free throws to finish off the victory.

“No call, so great defense,” said Leonard, who promptly got up and walked out of his postgame virtual media session.

Brooklyn got off to a quick start in the fourth. Harden breezed past Zubac to score, Joe Harris hit a 3-pointer and Harden made a pair of free throws for a 15-point lead – its largest of the game.

Zubac and George combined to score 20 straight points, drawing the Clippers to 103-99. Zubac dunked twice and George made two 3-pointers and six free throws in the spurt. Leonard ran off four in a row that drew the Clippers to 107-103.

Patrick Beverley fouled Jeff Green from behind with 2:50 remaining. Green crumpled to the floor and the Clippers challenged the call, but lost. Green kicked over a drink cooler on his way off the court.

Raptors turn back 76ers 110-103 for 4th straight win

Pascal Siakam and Fred VanVleet each had 23 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Philadelphia 76ers 110-103 for their fourth straight victory Sunday night.

Chris Boucher scored all 17 of his points for the Raptors in the final 14 minutes, hitting five 3-pointers over six minutes in a 19-10 stretch that pulled the Raptors ahead for good.

“They got me open and I shot with confidence. Then when I made them I felt good about taking the next one,” said Boucher, who also had a big fourth-quarter block of Philadelphia center Joel Embiid.

Coming off a 50-point outburst against Chicago on Friday night, Embiid had 25 points and 17 rebounds for the 76ers, who lost their fourth consecutive road game. But he made only six of 20 shots from the field, and the Sixers went 5 for 21 in the fourth quarter.

Toronto coach Nick Nurse gave much of the credit for the defense on Embiid to Aron Baynes.

“We kind of had to have him in there. When we didn’t, it wasn’t pretty,” Nurse said of his 6-foot-10, 260-pound center. “I thought he put his body on him just enough. He got called for some, but that’s OK.”

Ben Simmons paced Philadelphia (20-11) with 28 points and nine rebounds.

The 76ers led 55-52 after an 18-point first half by Simmons, who had missed two games with a stomach virus after scoring 42 points in a loss at Utah.

Philadelphia shot 39% for the game.

“I thought a lot of our guys had great looks tonight,” coach Doc Rivers said. “The problem was they weren’t going in, and then it started mounting up.”

The Raptors had erased an early 14-point deficit by hitting five 3-pointers – four by Van Vleet – in a span of 2 1/2 minutes.

Boucher’s big shooting spurt late in the game was less expected.

“We started behind before both those barrages and obviously it was important in getting back in the game,” Nurse said.

VanVleet and Boucher hit five 3s each and the Raptors shot 14 for 34 from behind the arc.

Pelicans rally from 24 down, top Celtics 120-115 in overtime

Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson took what they hope will be meaningful steps in turning the New Orleans Pelicans’ season around, combining decisively to produce pivotal plays during a memorable comeback.

Ingram highlighted a 33-point performance by hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with 33.3 seconds left in overtime, and New Orleans held on for 120-115 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday after rallying from 24 points down in the third quarter.

“Today was a day of encouragement,” Ingram said. “We just stayed together and everybody did things that they do well.”

Zion Williamson scored 24 of his 28 points after halftime and had 10 rebounds, four assists and a block for the Pelicans, who narrowly avoided losing for the sixth time in seven games. Josh Hart, who was instrumental in the comeback, had 17 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and a steal.

“We stayed true to who we were. We rallied back,” Williamson said. “Everybody – coaches, players, ball boys – everybody was just engaged.”

Jayson Tatum had 32 points and nine rebounds, and Jaylen Brown scored 25 for the Celtics, who appeared to be cruising to their third victory in four games when Tristan Thompson’s free throws gave Boston a 79-55 lead in the middle of the third quarter.

“We kind of got away from what got us the lead, not moving the ball, guarding, and they stormed back,” Brown said. “This one definitely hurts. It’s tough. Just a tough loss – a game we 100 percent should have won.”

Added Tatum, “If we want to be a really good team, we’ve got to put teams away early, especially being up 20-some points.”

The Pelicans finished the third period on a 19-8 run, capped by Williamson’s layup after he drove nearly the length of the court to score with less than 2 seconds on the clock.

The momentum carried into the fourth.

Williamson’s put-back dunk ignited a 10-2 run during which Hart scored eight. The spurt included his driving layup as he was fouled, a 3 and a reverse put-back after Lonzo Ball’s fast-break layup had been blocked by Daniel Theis.

New Orleans pulled even when Ingram’s transition 3 made it 98-all with 4:10 left, setting up a riveting finish to what had looked like a laugher.

The lead changed hands twice in the last 11 seconds of regulation, with Tatum draining a fall-away to make it 106-105 and Williamson hitting a layup as he was fouled to put the Pelicans up 108-106 with 6.9 seconds to go. Tatum then sank a driving floater in the final second to force overtime.

The game was tied at 112 when Ingram’s 3, set up by Williamson’s pass, put the Pelicans in front to stay.

The Celtics controlled most of the first half, scoring 19 points off of 10 New Orleans turnovers.

Tatum exploded for 17 points in the second quarter, when Boston led by as many as 19 before taking a 63-47 lead into halftime.

“We played exceptionally well for a large part of the time,” Brown said. “We just got to mature and grow up.”

Oklahoma City deals Cavaliers 10th straight loss, 117-101

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 31 points and nine assists as the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Cleveland 117-101 on Sunday night, handing the Cavaliers their 10th consecutive loss.

Al Horford had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Hamidou Diallo scored 15 points off the bench for the Thunder, who snapped a five-game road losing streak and three-game overall skid.

Gilgeous-Alexander is averaging career highs of 22.6 points and 6.5 assists in his third season. Western Conference coaches will vote for the All-Star Game reserves Monday.

“Most nights, I feel like we’ve got the best player on the court in Shai — and that seems like an All-Star to me,” Oklahoma City coach Mark Daigneault said. “I certainly feel like he’s deserving of consideration.”

Collin Sexton scored 27 points and Jarrett Allen shot 11 for 11 and finished with a career-high 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Cavaliers. Cleveland hasn’t won since beating Minnesota on Feb. 1, and is 1-12 since Jan. 27.

The Cavaliers have three double-digit losing streaks since LeBron James left the franchise for the second time in 2018 via free agency for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Cleveland lost 12 in a row from Dec. 19, 2018-Jan. 11, 2019, and dropped 11 straight from March 22-Oct. 23, 2019.

“We just have to be better,” Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “We’ve got to make open shots in order to survive. We’ve got to guard better and be more physical. We have to be better.”

Oklahoma City took its largest lead at 104-84 on a 3-pointer by Horford early in the fourth quarter. The Thunder made 13 of 28 3-pointers with Gilgeous-Alexander perfect on three 3-point shots.

“Shai is an All-Star,” Oklahoma City forward Mike Muscala said. “He had another great game tonight.”

Darius Garland had 21 points and eight assists for the Cavaliers, who never got closer than six points in the second half. Cleveland missed 27 of its 35 shots from beyond the arc, with Cedi Osman missing all eight 3-point attempts.

Oklahoma City held a 62-51 lead at the break on the strength of 16 points by Gilgeous-Alexander and 12 from Diallo. Allen had 10 points and 11 rebounds over the first two periods.

“They were all pretty locked in and played together for 48 minutes,” Daigneault said. “And when it was time to shift into that next gear, Shai was outstanding.”

Trae Young, Clint Capela boost Hawks past Nuggets 123-115

Trae Young had 35 points and 15 assists, Clint Capela added 22 points and 10 rebounds, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Denver Nuggets 123-115 on Sunday night.

The Hawks had lost five of six and eight of 10. The Nuggets have lost six of seven on the road.

Jamal Murray, coming off a career-high 50 points Friday at Cleveland, led Denver with 30. Nikola Jokic, Will Barton and Monte Morris each scored 15.

“Obviously, Jokic is a top two or three MVP,” Capela said. “So I really challenged myself tonight to eliminate him as good as I could because I know he can have the type of game that can help his team.”

The Nuggets, playing their fourth game in six days, looked tired in the second half as the Hawks went up by 22 points on a 3-pointer by Young at the 2:35 mark of the third quarter. They trimmed the lead to eight with 1:14 left in the game and closed within seven with 46 seconds remaining, but got no closer.

“It’s a long season. I don’t know how many times you have to explain it,” Murray said. “You guys ask about if we lose games … it’s the end of the world. It’s just basketball. Some days you lose. Some days you win. We know we can beat the teams we’re supposed to beat. We know we’ll be in the playoffs and it doesn’t matter who we’re playing. We’re going to give it our best shot.”

Young’s runner made it 64-54 with 32.6 seconds left before halftime, giving the Hawks their first double-digit lead and closing out a 14-4 run.

Young hit a 33-footer to give the Hawks a 12-point lead midway through the third, and the Nuggets called timeout. Atlanta soon took a 17-point lead on Kevin Huerter’s inside basket at the 4:37 mark, and the Nuggets called another timeout. Capela followed with a reverse layup to make it a 19-point lead.

Young, who made 11 of 13 free throws, was the catalyst at point guard.

“I thought he did a great job of the entire floor game on both ends,” Hawks assistant coach Nate McMillan said. “I thought he worked hard on the defensive end of the floor. He had Murray to start out the game and did a good job of just trying to work to stay in front of him, fight over the screens. Offensively we wanted to force misses and get out in transition. We were able to do that.”

HCAC Reveals 2021 Men’s Basketball Bracket

Prior to the 2021 Men’s Basketball season, the league coaches agreed to conduct a 10-team blind-draw tournament, with the regular season having no implications on seeding. Commissioner Jay Jones and Associate Commissioners conducted the tournament draw at the HCAC headquarters on Feb. 9, 2021 and have not released the matchup information until now.
 
In a random draw the team seeds are as follows:
No. 1 – Manchester University
No. 2 – Transylvania University
No. 3 – Hanover College
No. 4 – Bluffton University
No. 5 – Franklin College
No. 6 – Defiance College
No. 7 – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
No. 8 – Anderson University
No. 9 – Earlham College
No. 10 – Mount St. Joseph University
 
The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will have a first-round bye, while the No. 7-10 seeds will have a first round games. The No. 1 seed will face the winner of the No. 8/9 matchup, while the No. 2 seed will see the winner of the No. 7/10 game. The higher seed will be the host in all contests, with the host seed determining game dates/time.
 
The opening round will be played Feb. 26-28, depending on the host schools availability. The second round will take place on March 3, at the higher seed. The semifinal round will be hosted on March 6-7, dependent on the host schools availability. The Championship will be played at the highest remaining seed on March 10.
 
Spectator allowance at each game will be based on the competing institutions COVID policies. The spectator allowances per site can be found on the host institutions athletics website.

HCAC Releases 2021 Women’s Basketball Tournament Draw

Prior to the 2021 Women’s Basketball season, the league coaches agreed to conduct a 10-team blind-draw tournament, with the regular season having no implications on seeding. Commissioner Jay Jones and Associate Commissioners conducted the tournament draw at the HCAC headquarters on Feb. 9, 2021 and have not released the matchup information until now.
 
In a random draw the team seeds are as follows:
No. 1 – Bluffton University
No. 2 – Earlham College
No. 3 – Franklin College
No. 4 – Manchester University
No. 5 – Transylvania University
No. 6 – Mount St. Joseph University
No. 7 – Hanover College  
No. 8 – Anderson University
No. 9 – Defiance College  
No. 10 – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
 
The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will have a first-round bye, while the No. 7-10 seeds will have a first round games. The No. 1 seed will face the winner of the No. 8/9 matchup, while the No. 2 seed will see the winner of the No. 7/10 game. The higher seed will be the host in all contests, with the host seed determining game dates/time.
 
The opening round will be played Feb. 26-28, depending on the host schools availability. The second round will take place on March 3, at the higher seed. The semifinal round will be hosted on March 6-7, dependent on the host schools availability. The Championship will be played at the highest remaining seed on March 10.
 
For more information on HCAC basketball, visit the websites of any of the participating schools, or go to the HCAC’s home on the internet at www.heartlandconf.org. Be sure to stay up to date on all of your Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference news by following @HCACDIII on Twitter and by liking the “HCAC DIII” Facebook page.

OHIO STATE WBB

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Sophomore Jacy Sheldon made a career-high six three-pointers and she helped spark a fourth quarter rally, but Ohio State couldn’t quite make up the gap in a 75-66 loss Sunday afternoon to No. 11 Michigan.

The Buckeyes (13-4, 9-4) were down as much as 19 points in the third quarter as the Wolverines (13-2, 8-2) outscored the OSU 24-11 in the quarter. Sheldon and freshman Kateri Poole got the Buckeyes jumpstarted in the fourth and a 9-0 run trimmed the lead down to six with just under two minutes to play. But Michigan was able to close the game out from the free throw line.

Sheldon was 6-of-10 from long range, besting her previous career-high of four three-point makes in a game. She finished with 26 points, marking her eighth 20-point game of the season.

Poole had a second consecutive strong game filling in for Madison Greene. She scored 14 points and dished-out a game-high six assists.

Aaliyah Patty was also in double-figures with 10 points while Tanaya Beacham was 4-of-6 shooting to finish with eight points and four rebounds. Dorka Juhasz led everyone with 12 rebounds.

Naz Hillmon paced four Wolverines in double figures with 27 points.

The third quarter was the difference in the game as Michigan shot 52 percent. The first half was fairly tight as neither team led by more than six points and the Wolverines led just 30-27 at the break. Despite the gritty effort at the end, the third quarter proved to be too much to overcome for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State remains on the road this week and will play at Penn State on Wednesday evening. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m. and BTN will have the coverage.

Rose-Hulman Wins 2021 HCAC Men’s Indoor Track and Field Championship

The Fightin’ Engineers cruised to victory, scoring 194 points. Manchester University notched 104.5 points to finish second, with Defiance College capturing third with 66 points. Hanover College placed fourth with 58 points while Transylvania was just behind with 56 points. Bluffton University and Franklin College finished in a tie for sixth with 53 points apiece. Earlham College (31.50) and Anderson University (25) finished eighth and ninth respectively.
 
The day got started on the track in the 5000 meter, with Manchester sweeping the event top-three and Enrique Salazar earning the title with a time of 15:45.18. In the Distance Relay, it was Franklin who took first, with the team of Jaycee Wilbrun, Michael Heading, Eli Cochrane and Andrew Hargis teaming up for a time of 11:10.77.
 
In the 4×200 relay it was the Rose-Hulman team of Raymond Bates, Rashard Brown, Jacob Bird and Noah Thomas who finished first, with a time of 1:32.31. In the mile,  Jacob Burnam won the first event for Transylvania, racing a time of 4:21.40.
 
In a tightly contested 60 meter dash, Gabriel Melvin of Defiance came out on top, besting the competition with a run of 6.98 seconds. Desmond Gist from Bluffton picked up the Beavers first win, taking the 60 meter hurdles in a time of 8.62. In the 400 meter dash, Jacob Bird of Rose-Hulman finished on top, with a run of 51.63 taking the event.
 
In the 800 meter run Jacob Burnam raced himself back on top of the podium, turning in a time of 1:57.98. In the 200 meter dash, Noah Thomas ran a time of 22.84 to pick up the win.
 
In the final two events of the championship, Enrique Salazar won the 3000 meter race. Rose-Hulman capped off their big day, winning the 4×400 meter relay with the team of Raymond Bates, Jacob Eve, Jacob Bird and Noah Thomas turning in a time of 3:31.68 for the win.  
 
In the field events, the Pole Vault was the first event of the day, with Mikey Holtz clearing a height of 3.85 meters for the win. In the weight throw Franklin’s Zak Wiley‘s throw of 15.34 meters placed him on top of the podium. In the other throwing event, the shot put, Josh Krsek bested the competition with a throw of 13.13 meters and no fouls.
 
In the high jump, Reece Hunter from Hanover cleared a height of 1.81 meters to take first in the event.
 
In the long jump, familiar face Noah Thomas from Rose-Hulman picked up a win, with a leap of 6.58 meters. Fellow Fightin’ Engineer Timothy Youndt won the triple jump event, clearing 13.67 meters for the win.
 
The HCAC recognizes the top three finishers in events as HCAC All-Conference. The complete list of HCAC All-Conference honorees are listed below. In a vote of league coaches, the following student-athletes were honored with the marque awards of the meet:
 
Men’s Track Athlete of the Year: Enrique Salazar, Manchester
Men’s Field Athlete of the Year: Brandon James, Bluffton
Men’s Newcomer of the Year: Desmond Gist, Bluffton
Men’s Coach of the Year: Larry Cole, Rose-Hulman
 
Men’s HCAC All-Conference 

EventTeamNameSchool
5000 MeterFirst TeamEnrique SalazarManchester
5000 MeterSecond TeamConnor HavensManchester
5000 MeterThird TeamThomas RichardsonManchester
Distance MedleyFirst TeamJaycee Wilburn, Michael Heading, Eli Cochrane, Andrew HargisFranklin
Distance MedleySecond TeamIsaiah Winter, Patrick Stiltner, Michael Kersting, Drew MeaderTransylvania
Distance MedleyThird TeamEvan Brill, Tim Wilson, Noah Heckenlivley, Trevor MaynardRose-HUlman
60 Meter HurdlesFirst TeamDesmond GistBluffton
60 Meter HurdlesSecond TeamAidan MossRose-Hulman
60 Meter HurdlesThird TeamTimothy YoundtRose-Hulman
60 Meter DashFirst TeamGabriel MelvinDefiance
60 Meter DashSecond TeamJa’Qway JanvierDefiance
60 Meter DashThird TeamSheldon LindseyEarlham
4×200 Meter RelayFirst TeamRaymond Bates, Rashard Brown, Jacob Bird, Noah ThomasRose-Hulman
4×200 Meter RelaySecond TeamClay Meadows, Jair Adams, Hunter Taylor, Caleb CarraoAnderson
4×200 Meter RelayThird TeamMalik Waters, Brandon James, Blayden McCoy, Desmond GistBluffton
1 Mile RunFirst TeamJacob BurnamTransylvania
1 Mile RunSecond TeamAidan WoodsRose-Hulman
1 Mile RunThird TeamEnrique SalazarManchester
400 Meter DashFirst TeamJacob BirdRose-Hulman
400 Meter DashSecond TeamCaleb CarraoAnderson
400 Meter DashThird TeamJacob EveRose-Hulman
800 Meter RunFirst TeamJacob BurnamTransylvania
800 Meter RunSecond TeamBailey MorgersonTransylvania
800 Meter RunThird TeamWill TheskenRose-Hulman
200 Meter DashFirst TeamNoah ThomasRose-Hulman
200 Meter DashSecond TeamRobert MarshallDefiance
200 Meter DashThird TeamJa’Qway JanvierDefiance
3000 Meter RunFirst TeamEnrique SalazarManchester
3000 Meter RunSecond TeamConnor HavensManchester
3000 Meter RunThird TeamNolan GrossRose-Hulman
4×400 Meter RelayFirst TeamRaymond Bates, Jacob Eve, Jacob Bird, Noah ThomasRose-Hulman
4×400 Meter RelaySecond TeamBailey Morgerson, Garrett Elrod, Michael Kersting, Jacob BurnamTransylvania
4×400 Meter RelayThird TeamJoshua Soden, Hunter Taylor, Jair Adams, Caleb CarraoAnderson
Weight ThrowFirst TeamZak WileyFranklin
Weight ThrowSecond TeamConner SherwinManchester
Weight ThrowThird TeamEvan HoseaFranklin
Shot PutFirst TeamJosh KrsekRose-Hulman
Shot PutSecond TeamHunter CrumlyRose-Hulman
Shot PutThird TeamBenjamin VillafuerteManchester
High JumpFirst TeamReece HunterHanover
High JumpSecond TeamJacob EveRose-Hulman
High JumpThird TeamZackary FreelManchester
Long JumpFirst TeamNoah TomasRose-Hulman
Long JumpSecond TeamBrandon JamesBluffton
Long JumpThird TeamDesmond GistBluffton
Triple JumpFirst TeamTimothy YoundtRose-Hulman
Triple JumpSecond TeamBrandon JamesBluffton
Triple JumpThird TeamJordan ParkerRose-Hulman
Pole VaultFirst TeamMikey HoltzRose-Hulman
Pole VaultSecond TeamJustin JonsonHanover

Cloud 9: Djokovic wins 9th Australian Open, 18th Slam title

Maybe, just maybe, the thinking went, Novak Djokovic would be just a tad more susceptible to trouble this time around at the Australian Open.

After all, he tore an abdominal muscle in the third round and wasn’t sure he could continue to compete. Entering Sunday, Djokovic ceded five sets in the tournament, the most he ever dropped en route to a major final. And to top it all off, he was facing Daniil Medvedev, owner of a 20-match winning streak.

Yeah, right. We’re talking about Djokovic at Melbourne Park, where his dominance is most certainly intact – nine finals, nine championships. Plus, he’s still gaining on Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the Grand Slam standings, now up to 18 overall, two shy of the men’s record those rivals share.

Djokovic used improved serving, along with his usual relentless returning and baseline excellence to grab 11 of 13 games in one stretch and beat Medvedev 7-5, 6-2, 6-2 for a third consecutive Australian Open trophy.

“Definitely, emotionally, the most challenging Grand Slam that I ever had, with everything that was happening – injury, off-the-court stuff, quarantines,” Djokovic said. “A roller-coaster ride.”

When the match ended after less than two hours, Djokovic went to the sideline, lifted his white shirt and peeled pieces of beige athletic tape from his stomach.

“I was quite worried,” Djokovic said about the injury. “I did not (think) realistically that I could actually play. I didn’t know until two hours before the fourth-round match.”

Dealing with what he called “bearable” pain, Djokovic improved to a combined 18-0 in semifinals and finals on Melbourne’s hard courts.

“Probably, it’s not your last one,” Medvedev said. “I have no words to say.”

Djokovic, a 33-year-old from Serbia, has won six of the last 10 majors and will stay at No. 1 in the rankings at least through March 8. That will give him 311 weeks there, breaking another mark held by Federer.

His goals now are squarely on Grand Slams, even more than before.

Put Djokovic’s nine triumphs in Australia alongside five at Wimbledon, three at the U.S. Open and one at the French Open. The math looks good for him: He is about a year younger than Nadal and 6 1/2 younger than Federer.

“I do enjoy the success every single time even more,” Djokovic said, “because I know that the longer the time passes, the more difficult it’s going to become.”

The No. 4-seeded Medvedev was appearing in his second Slam final; he was the runner-up to Nadal at the 2019 U.S. Open.

The 25-year-old from Russia had won 12 in a row against Top 10 opponents, but trying to solve Djokovic in Australia is a unique challenge.

“He’s really good (at) reading an opponent’s game,” Medvedev said, “knowing what you will do next, how to beat you.”

Christopher Bell claims 1st career win at Daytona road course

Christopher Bell chased down Joey Logano on the winding Daytona road course Sunday for his first career Cup victory and a coveted spot in NASCAR’s playoffs.

Bell won in his second race driving for Joe Gibbs Racing to give the team a pair of surprising victories at Daytona International Speedway. Ty Gibbs, the 18-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, won the Xfinity Series race Saturday night in his first career national series start.

Bell’s victory wasn’t quite as stunning, but he still delivered far earlier than expected in his return to JGR. He was loaned to Leavine Family Racing last year for his rookie season, but Gibbs pulled him back to JGR this year.

It gave Bell a competitive Toyota but a victory, this soon, was a big ask.

“This is one of the highlights of my life,” Bell said. “I’ve prepared my whole life for this moment to race in the Cup Series, last year was such a learning curve for me. I’m very grateful that I got the opportunity to run in Cup and it definitely prepared me to go to Joe Gibbs Racing.”

Bell had an underwhelming rookie season driving for Leavine with just seven top-10 finishes in Toyotas not quite as strong as Gibbs’ four-car fleet. Now driving some of the best cars in NASCAR, Bell joined surprise Daytona 500 winner Michael McDowell with spots in the 16-driver playoff field.

He had to chase down Logano, who had built a decent lead on the field but couldn’t fend off Bell once he’d caught him. Logano finished second; last week he and teammate Brad Keselowski crashed each other racing for the Daytona 500 win.

“I hate being that close,” Logano said.

Denny Hamlin was third to give Gibbs two cars in the top three. Kurt Busch finished fourth and Keselowski wound up fifth for a decent Team Penske rebound.

Chase Elliott again had the most dominant car but his streak of four consecutive victories in points-paying road races was snapped. He led a race-high 45 laps and was out front when caution for rain 15 laps from the finish forced Hendrick Motorsports to make a strategic call.

Elliott traded track position for new tires, pitted from the lead and fell to 15th. He worked his way up to to fifth but spun when he ran into the back of Kurt Busch. Elliott finished 21st.

“Cautions like that kind of makes for a mixed bag, who stays and who goes, it’s a bit of a gamble,” Elliott said. “I thought tires was the right move. But you get back into traffic and it just gets to be so chaotic and just depending on who who gets through (traffic) and who doesn’t and it determines how it shakes out.”

Bell snags first Cup victory in another surprise Gibbs win

Give him good cars and Christopher Bell will win races. But in his second race? With a new team? That seemed unlikely.

Bell defied the odds Sunday and earned his first career Cup series victory – in just his second race since Joe Gibbs Racing pulled him back into its inner circle – to close out an unpredictable week of racing at Daytona International Speedway.

Michael McDowell was the surprise Daytona 500 winner and then Bell earned an earlier-than-expected first trip to victory lane. It’s just the third time in NASCAR history the first two races of the season were won by first-time winners. It was previously done in 1949 and 1950 – NASCAR’s first two seasons.

More important, Bell and McDowell have snagged coveted berths in the 16-driver playoff field, a troubling trend for mid-pack teams that need all 26 regular-season races to point their way into the championship picture. Race winners earn automatic berths and the remaining spots are decided by the points standings.

“The dynamic has changed dramatically,” Brad Keselowski said. “We’re very early in the season and it’s now turned into a points race for those last few spots. If you don’t win, you’re in a lot of trouble because it’s not looking like you’re going to be able to get in the playoffs.”

Bell chased down Joey Logano on the winding Daytona road course to grab his first victory. Logano had a commanding lead but Bell, on fresher tires than Logano, reeled him in and passed him with just over one lap remaining.

“This is one of the highlights of my life,” Bell said. “I’ve prepared my whole life for this moment to race in the Cup Series.”

The 26-year-old Oklahoman is a longtime Toyota development driver who won 16 Xfinity Series races driving for Gibbs. But there’s only four Cup seats in the organization and they were full last season when it was time to move Bell to the big leagues.

He was instead loaned to Leavine Family Racing, and although it was also a Toyota team, the one-car operation wasn’t nearly as strong as the Gibbs group. Team owner Joe Gibbs last summer decided not to renew Erik Jones, who said he was blindsided by the move, and instead bring Bell back into the fold.

It put the pressure on Bell to deliver and he did after a rocky opening a week ago. Bell was running at the front of the Daytona 500 pack when he gave Aric Almirola too big of a shove and triggered a 16-car crash on just the 14th lap of NASCAR’s first race of the season.

Bell’s win bookended a statement weekend for JGR’s young drivers. Ty Gibbs, the 18-year-old grandson of team owner Joe Gibbs, won the Xfinity Series race Saturday night in his first career national series start.

McDowell, meanwhile, backed up his Daytona 500 win with a career-best road course finish of eighth.

Logano for the second week came up empty but without the dramatics of his last-lap crash with teammate Keselowski as they raced for the Daytona 500 win. Logano finished second.

“I hate being that close,” Logano said.

Denny Hamlin was third to give Gibbs two cars in the top three. Kurt Busch finished fourth and Keselowski wound up fifth for a decent Team Penske rebound.

Keselowski and Logano before the race had their first interaction since the Daytona 500 crash – Logano called it “a healthy conversation” – and the teammates will now try to move forward.

“We’re as good as we can be,” Keselowski said.

Kevin Harvick finished sixth and AJ Allmendinger, in his first Cup race since the 2018 season finale, finished seventh. It was the highest finish in three Cup races for Kaulig Racing, an Xfinity Series team formed in 2016 that wants to be full-time Cup next season.

Ryan Preece was ninth for a pair of top-10 finishes at Daytona. JTG-Daugherty Racing no longer has a charter to guarantee Preece a spot in the field every week, and without it the team can’t promise it will race every week this season. With this start, Preece is currently seventh in the points standings.

Woods recovering from back surgery and hopes for Masters

Tiger Woods says he’s doesn’t know when he will return from a fifth back surgery, and he could not give a definitive answer Sunday when asked if he would be at the Masters.

“God, I hope so,” Woods on the CBS broadcast of the Genesis Invitational.

Woods, at Riviera to hand out the trophy as the tournament host, had a microdiscectomy Dec. 23. It was the fifth surgery on his back, and the first since a procedure to fuse his lower spine in April 2017.

“I’m feeling fine,” Woods said. “I’m a little bit stiff. I have one more MRI scheduled so that we’ll see if the annulus (fibrosus) is scarred over finally and see if I can start doing more activities. But still in the gym, still doing the mundane stuff that you have to do for rehab, the little things before I can start gravitating towards something a little more.”

Woods has not played since he joined 11-year-old Charlie at the PNC Challenge a few days before his surgery.

“I don’t know what the plan is,” he said when asked if he would try to play before the Masters.

The next four events are in Florida, including The Players Championship. The latest Woods like would play, if he’s fit for the Masters, would be the Dell Match Play two weeks before Augusta National.

Rockies OF Ian Desmond opts out for 2nd straight season

Ian Desmond provided a calming voice to help the Colorado Rockies stick together soon after losing star third baseman Nolan Arenado in a blockbuster trade.

That just may be the veteran outfielder’s biggest contribution this season.

Desmond decided Sunday to opt out for a second straight season. He announced on his Instagram account that his “desire to be with my family is greater than my desire to go back and play baseball under these circumstances.”

No amount of lobbying by Rockies manager Bud Black could persuade the 35-year-old Desmond, who was scheduled to make $8 million this season after walking away from a pro-rated salary of $5,555,556 last season.

“This was a decision not about money,” said Black, whose team will begin full-squad workouts Tuesday in Arizona. “This was from the heart, and from the stomach. This was hard. This was agonizing for him.”

Desmond did leave the door open for a possible return by adding “for now” in his post. He vowed to “continue to train and watch how things unfold.”

His leadership was on display soon after the Rockies traded eight-time Gold Glove winner Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals. Desmond along with shortstop Trevor Story, outfield Charlie Blackmon, reliever Scott Oberg and others preached the same message over and over – stick together.

“That goes to show who he is and his commitment to the team,” Black said. “Again, he’s going to follow us. He’s going to continue to train. He’s going to assess what’s going on and maybe his feelings in a month, two months, two weeks, two days … I don’t know, but he’s engaged. He’s not, from those conversations with his teammates, checked out.”

Desmond is in the final year of a five-year, $70 million deal he signed in December 2016. Colorado has a $15 million option for 2022 with a $2 million buyout.

In opting out last summer during the coronavirus-shortened season, Desmond cited a desire to spend more time with his family and to help grow youth baseball in his Florida hometown. He also added the COVID-19 pandemic made the baseball season one that “is a risk I am not comfortable taking.”

On Sunday, Desmond wrote of his decision: “This impacts a lot of people, some positively and some negatively, and I own that. At the end of the day, this weighs on me more than anyone but I’m following my heart and I feel good about my decision.”

Desmond added that he’s informed teammates, the coaching staff and front office and they’ve all been “extremely understanding and supportive.”