****INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SEMI-STATE MATCH-UPS****
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (12-0) AT CARROLL (12-0)
CENTER GROVE (10-2) AT CATHEDRAL (10-1)
VALPARAISO (9-3) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (11-1)
WHITELAND (11-1) AT CASTLE (8-4)
NEW PRAIRIE (12-1) AT KOKOMO (12-1)
RONCALLI (12-1) AT EAST CENTRAL (11-2)
BISHOP CHATARD (9-4) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (13-0)
MONROVIA (6-7) VS. LAWRENCEBURG (12-1)
FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (8-5) AT ANDREAN (8-3)
LINTON-STOCKTON (13-0) AT EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (10-3)
ADAMS CENTRAL (13-0) AT NORTH JUDSON (12-1)
LUTHERAN (13-0) AT NORTH DECATUR (13-0)
INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES
|DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN||74||BOONE GROVE||41|
|EVANSVILLE NORTH||62||EVANSVILLE REITZ||46|
|FOREST PARK||70||PERRY CENTRAL||30|
|HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN||56||FRANKLIN CENTRAL||32|
|HANOVER CENTRAL||54||NORTH NEWTON||20|
|INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE||55||THRIVAL INDY ACADEMY||5|
|INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS||54||INDIANAPOLIS RITTER||26|
|INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE||50||INDIANAPOLIS RIVERSIDE||12|
|INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY||52||CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL||10|
|LINTON-STOCKTON||46||NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)||23|
|MARQUETTE CATHOLIC||53||GARY WEST||13|
|MONROE CENTRAL||32||RANDOLPH SOUTHERN||23|
|MORGAN TWP.||65||RIVER FOREST||37|
|NORTH KNOX||30||VINCENNES RIVET||28|
|RIVERTON PARKE||54||DUGGER UNION||31|
|SOUTH BEND ADAMS||71||NEW PRAIRIE||67||OT|
|SOUTH KNOX||49||EVANSVILLE MATER DEI||40|
|SOUTHERN WELLS||55||LAKEWOOD PARK||19|
|TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN||32||LEGACY CHRISTIAN||29|
|VINCENNES LINCOLN||55||TERRE HAUTE SOUTH||25|
|WARREN CENTRAL||60||NEW PALESTINE||42|
|WEST VIGO||50||CLAY CITY||43|
|JOHNSON COUNTY TOURNAMENT|
|WEST LAFAYETTE||60||LAFAYETTE JEFF||34|
|PARIS (ILL.) TOURNAMENT|
|PARIS (ILL.)||35||TERRE HAUTE NORTH||28|
****NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 11****
WEEK 12 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE/TV SCHEDULES
FRIDAY, NOV. 18
SOUTH FLORIDA AT TULSA | 9 P.M. | ESPN2
SAN DIEGO STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 9:45 P.M. | FS1
SATURDAY, NOV. 19
NAVY AT UCF | 11 A.M. | ESPN2
ILLINOIS AT MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | ABC
WISCONSIN AT NEBRASKA | 12 P.M. | ESPN
TCU AT BAYLOR | 12 P.M. | FOX
NORTHWESTERN AT PURDUE | 12 P.M. | FS1
AUSTIN PEAY AT ALABAMA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
LOUISIANA AT FLORIDA STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
UMASS AT TEXAS A&M | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
FLORIDA AT VANDERBILT | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
INDIANA AT MICHIGAN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
UCONN AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
VIRGINIA TECH AT LIBERTY | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
DUKE AT PITT | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UTSA AT RICE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON STATE AT ARIZONA | 2 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS
KANSAS STATE AT WEST VIRGINIA | 2 P.M. | BIG 12 NOW
NORTH ALABAMA AT MEMPHIS | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA STATE AT JAMES MADISON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON AT EAST CAROLINA | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
OREGON STATE AT ARIZONA STATE | 2:15 P.M. | ESPN2
BOSTON COLLEGE AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | NBC/PEACOCK
OLD DOMINION AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA AT KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
OHIO STATE AT MARYLAND | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
MIAMI (FLA.) AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN
PENN STATE AT RUTGERS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NC STATE AT LOUISVILLE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TEXAS AT KANSAS | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
COASTAL CAROLINA AT VIRGINIA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
AKRON AT BUFFALO | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
UTAH TECH AT BYU | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
SOUTH ALABAMA AT SOUTHERN MISS | 3:30 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
UL MONROE AT TROY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
LOUISIANA TECH AT CHARLOTTE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
IOWA AT MINNESOTA | 4 P.M. | FOX
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT AUBURN | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
CINCINNATI AT TEMPLE | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
FIU AT UTEP | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE AT TEXAS STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN3
GEORGIA TECH AT NORTH CAROLINA | 5:30 P.M. | ESPN2
STANFORD AT CAL | 5:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS
MARSHALL AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
OLE MISS AT ARKANSAS | 6:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
TENNESSEE AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
TEXAS TECH AT IOWA STATE | 7 P.M. | FS1
BOISE STATE AT WYOMING | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
OKLAHOMA STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
NEW MEXICO STATE AT MISSOURI | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
USC AT UCLA | 8 P.M. | FOX
SYRACUSE AT WAKE FOREST | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UAB AT LSU | 9 P.M. | ESPN2
COLORADO AT WASHINGTON | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS
COLORADO STATE AT AIR FORCE | 9 P.M. | FS2
SAN JOSE STATE AT UTAH STATE | 9:45 | FS1
UTAH AT OREGON | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN
FRESNO STATE AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
UNLV AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
WEEK 11 SCHEDULE
NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 11
TENNESSEE 27 GREEN BAY 17
CHICAGO BEARS VS. ATLANTA FALCONS, 11 A.M., FOX
CAROLINA PANTHERS VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS, 11 A.M., FOX
CLEVELAND BROWNS VS. BUFFALO BILLS, 11 A.M., CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS VS. HOUSTON TEXANS, 11 A.M., FOX
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, 11 A.M., CBS
NEW YORK JETS VS. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS, 11 A.M., CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS, 11 A.M., FOX
DETROIT LIONS VS. NEW YORK GIANTS, 11 A.M., FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS VS. DENVER BRONCOS, 2:05 P.M., FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS VS. MINNESOTA VIKINGS, 2:25 P.M., CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS VS. PITTSBURGH STEELERS, 2:25 P.M., CBS
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS VS. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS, 6:20 P.M., NBC
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS VS. ARIZONA CARDINALS, 6:15 P.M., ESPN
****TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD****
#4 KENTUCKY 106 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 63
#10 CREIGHTON 80 UC RIVERSIDE 51
#14 ARIZONA 104 UTAH TECH 77
#15 TCU 95 LOUISIANA MONROE 60
ARIZONA STATE 87 #20 MICHIGAN 62
MURRAY STATE 88 #24 TEXAS A&M 79
BUTLER 95 ST. FRANCIS PA 67
INDIANA STATE 101 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 75
PENN STATE 73 FURMAN 68
ST. JOHN’S 70 NEBRASKA 50
COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/cbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221117
****TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD****
#1 SOUTH CAROLINA 85 CLEMSON 31
KANSAS STATE 84 #4 IOWA 83
#8 OHIO STATE 86 OHIO 56
#12 INDIANA 96 BOWLING GREEN 61
#24 VILLANOVA 67 PENN 41
PURDUE 100 SOUTHERN ILLINOIS EDWARDSVILLE 58
BALL STATE 84 BUTLER 68
PURDUE FORT WAYNE 86 CHICAGO STATE 52
MICHIGAN STATE 109 FLORIDA A&M 44
COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/wcbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221117
BROOKLYN 109 PORTLAND 107
SACRAMENTO 130 SAN ANTONIO 112
LA CLIPPERS 96 DETROIT 91
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/scoreboard.asp
BOSTON 4 PHILADELPHIA 1
NEW JERSEY 3 TORONTO 2
TAMPA BAY 4 CALGARY 1
DALLAS 6 FLORIDA 4
COLORADO 3 CAROLINA 2
COLUMBUS 6 MONTRÉAL 4
ST. LOUIS 5 WASHINGTON 4
NASHVILLE 5 NY ISLANDERS 4
PITTSBURGH 6 MINNESOTA 4
WINNIPEG 3 ANAHEIM 2
VEGAS 4 ARIZONA 1
SEATTLE 3 NY RANGERS 2
DETROIT 7 SAN JOSE 4
BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/scoreboard.asp
TOP MLB FREE AGENTS
1. AARON JUDGE (30, OF, YANKEES)
2. CARLOS CORREA (28, SS, TWINS)
3. TREA TURNER (29, SS, DODGERS)
4. XANDER BOGAERTS (30, SS, RED SOX)
5. DANSBY SWANSON (29, SS, BRAVES)
6. JACOB DEGROM (34, SP, METS)
7. JUSTIN VERLANDER (40, SP, ASTROS)
8. CARLOS RODON (30, SP, GIANTS)
9. WILLSON CONTRERAS (30, C, CUBS)
10. TYLER ANDERSON (33, SP, DODGERS)
11. BRANDON NIMMO (30, CF, METS)
12. CHRIS BASSITT (34, SP, METS)
13. KENLEY JANSEN (35, RP, BRAVES)
14. ANTHONY RIZZO (33, 1B, YANKEES)
15. NATHAN EOVALDI (31, SP, RED SOX)
16. TAIJUAN WALKER (30, SP, METS)
17. JOSH BELL (30, 1B, PADRES)
18. CLAYTON KERSHAW (35, SP, DODGERS)
19. JOSE ABREU (36, 1B/DH, WHITE SOX)
20. MICHAEL WACHA (31, SP, RED SOX)
21. MARTÍN PEREZ (31, SP, RANGERS)
22. JAMESON TAILLON (31, SP, YANKEES)
23. RAFAEL MONTERO (32, RP, ASTROS)..SIGNED WITH ASTROS, THREE YEARS, $34.5 MILLION
24. JOC PEDERSON (30, OF, GIANTS)
25. SETH LUGO (33, RP, METS)
26. ROBERT SUAREZ (32, RP, PADRES)….SIGNED: FIVE YEARS, $46 MILLION, WITH PADRES.
27. J.D. MARTINEZ (35, DH, RED SOX)
28. JOHNNY CUETO (37, SP, WHITE SOX)
29. JOSE QUINTANA (34, SP, CARDINALS)
30. ROSS STRIPLING (33, SP, BLUE JAYS)
31. ANDREW BENINTENDI (28, OF, YANKEES)
32. MATT MOORE (33, RP, RANGERS)
33. MITCH HANIGER (32, OF, MARINERS)
34. COREY KLUBER (36, SP, RAYS)
35. NOAH SYNDERGAARD (30, SP, PHILLIES)
36. DREW SMYLY (33, SP, CUBS)
37. ZACH EFLIN (28, SP/RP, PHILLIES)
38. ANDREW CHAFIN (32, RP, TIGERS)
39. CHRIS MARTIN (36, RP, DODGERS)
40. BRANDON DRURY (30, INF/OF, PADRES)
41. JORDAN LYLES (32, SP, ORIOLES)
42. KEVIN KIERMAIER (32, OF, RAYS)
43. ANDREW HEANEY (31, SP/RP, DODGERS)
44. ADAM OTTAVINO (37, RP, METS)
45. JUSTIN TURNER (38, 3B, DODGERS)
46. RICH HILL (43, SP, RED SOX)
47. YULI GURRIEL (38, 1B, ASTROS)
48. A.J. POLLOCK (35, OF, WHITE SOX)
49. MATT CARPENTER (37, 1B/DH, YANKEES)
50. JURICKSON PROFAR (30, INF/OF, PADRES)
51. JEAN SEGURA (33, INF, PHILLIES)
52. MICHAEL BRANTLEY (35, OF, ASTROS)
53. MIKE CLEVINGER (32, SP, PADRES)
54. ZACK GREINKE (39, SP, ROYALS)
55. DAVID PHELPS (36, RP, BLUE JAYS)
56. DAVID PERALTA (35, OF, RAYS)
57. ELVIS ANDRUS (35, SS, WHITE SOX)
58. ANDREW MCCUTCHEN (36, OF, BREWERS)
59. BRANDON BELT (34, 1B/DH, GIANTS)
60. TREY MANCINI (31, 1B/OF, ASTROS)
61. KYLE GIBSON (35, SP, PHILLIES)
62. CARLOS SANTANA (36, DH, MARINERS)
63. MICHAEL LORENZEN (31, SP, ANGELS)
64. TOMMY KAHNLE (33, RP, DODGERS)
65. MATTHEW BOYD (32, SP, MARINERS)
66. BRAD HAND (33, RP, PHILLIES)
67. BRAD BOXBERGER (34, RP, BREWERS)
68. CRAIG KIMBREL (34, RP, DODGERS)
69. JOEY GALLO (29, OF, DODGERS)
70. ZACH DAVIES (30, SP, DIAMONDBACKS)
71. JACE PETERSON (32, INF/OF, BREWERS)
72. MICHAEL FULMER (30, RP, TWINS)
73. CHRISTIAN VÁZQUEZ (32, C, ASTROS)
74. LUKE JACKSON (31, RP, BRAVES)
75. TAYLOR ROGERS (32, RP, BREWERS)
76. JOSH HARRISON (35, INF, WHITE SOX)
77. DAVID ROBERTSON (37, RP, PHILLIES)
78. TUCKER BARNHART (32, C, TIGERS)
79. WILL SMITH (33, RP, ASTROS)
80. ERASMO RAMIREZ (32, RP, NATIONALS)
81. DYLAN BUNDY (30, SP, TWINS)
82. ROBBIE GROSSMAN (33, OF, BRAVES)
83. OMAR NARVAEZ (31, C, BREWERS)
84. CHAD PINDER (31, INF/OF, ATHLETICS)
85. TREVOR MAY (33, RP, METS)
86. AUSTIN HEDGES (30, C, GUARDIANS)
87. COREY DICKERSON (33, OF, CARDINALS)
****TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES****
AP SOURCE: NDAMUKONG SUH JOINING EAGLES ON 1-YEAR DEAL
(AP) — Three-time All-Pro defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is joining the Philadelphia Eagles, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.
The Eagles and Suh agreed on a one-year contract on Thursday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the signing. Nuh bolsters a defensive line that also added veteran Linval Joseph this week.
Suh posted an emoji of an eagle on Twitter.
The Eagles (8-1) are shoring up their run defense after giving up 152 yards on the ground to the Washington Commanders in their first loss of the season on Monday. They have the 20th-ranked rush defense and are 25th in yards per carry allowed at 4.7.
With rookie Jordan Davis sidelined by a high ankle sprain and Marlon Tuipulotu also on injured reserve, Philadelphia moved quickly this week to improve the interior of the defensive line. Suh and Joseph join six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave inside.
The 35-year-old Suh spent the previous three seasons with the Buccaneers and had six sacks last season. He helped Tampa Bay win the Super Bowl following the 2020 season.
Suh was the No. 2 overall pick by Detroit in the 2010 draft. He has 70 1/2 sacks and made five Pro Bowls.
NFL SHIFTS BILLS HOME GAME VS BROWNS TO DETROIT DUE TO STORM
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) The NFL is relocating the Bills home game against the Cleveland Browns to Detroit on Sunday because of a lake-effect snowstorm set to hit the Buffalo region.
The move to relocate the game comes before the storm even began. The forecast is for between one to three feet of snow on the region through the weekend. The switch in sites means the Bills will play back-to-back games in Detroit. They’re scheduled to play the Lions on Thanksgiving.
TANNEHILL LEADS TITANS TO 27-17 VICTORY OVER PACKERS
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) Ryan Tannehill and the Tennessee Titans showed they don’t have to rely exclusively on their bruising ground attack.
With Green Bay focusing on trying to slow down Derrick Henry, Tannehill threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns to outduel Aaron Rodgers as the Titans beat the Packers 27-17 on Thursday night.
Since dropping their first two games, the AFC South-leading Titans (7-3) have won seven of eight. The Titans continued their surge by posting season highs in points and yards (408).
“We want to be a balanced attack,” said Tannehill, who went 22 of 27 with one interception. “We’re going to run the football. We’re going to be physical, and then try to take advantage of some opportunities that arise from that in passing. I don’t think the formula’s any different than it’s been for the past four years. Be physical, establish the run and have our opportunities in the passing game off that.”
Tannehill looked much sharper in his second game back after missing two games with an injured right ankle. His performance helped the Titans improve to 10-2 when playing on short rest under coach Mike Vrabel.
“It’s tough mentally, it’s tough physically to turn the page on the last one and then get yourself ready to go on a quick turnaround,” Tannehill said. “Like I said, on Monday we came in. We set our mind to it that there’s going to be no excuses. We’re going to find a way to get yourself mentally and physically ready to go and come out and win.”
Green Bay (4-7) has lost six of seven.
“Extremely disappointed right now to put on a performance like that,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said. “I don’t even know what to say. It was nothing like a few days ago, and that’s why you’re only as good as your last game and every time you step out on that field, you’ve got to go out and do it.”
Rodgers went 24 of 39 for 227 yards with two touchdown passes to rookie Christian Watson, a 14-yarder to close the first quarter and an 8-yarder in the third quarter. That followed Watson’s three-touchdown performance in a 31-28 overtime victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.
Watson became the first Packers rookie since Max McGee in 1954 to have multiple touchdown catches in consecutive games.
The Packers limited Henry to 87 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries – a 3.1-yard average – but the Titans still did what they wanted on offense.
Henry even got into the act by throwing a 3-yard jump pass to Austin Hooper for a touchdown. Treylon Burks, the Titans’ rookie first-round pick, had the best game of his young career with seven catches for 111 yards.
Tannehill’s TD passes were a 14-yarder to Dontrell Hilliard and a 16-yarder to Hooper. The latter was the Titans’ first fourth-quarter touchdown of the season.
“Now it’s on tape,” said Hooper, who scored his first two TDs of the year. “Other people have got to respect it. I’m happy we were able to execute and get a team win, but especially to get it done in the air a little bit to show the rest of the league we can do this.”
Tennessee led 7-6 at the end of the first quarter and then dominated the second, running 27 plays to the Packers’ six and outgaining Green Bay 91 yards to 17.
Tennessee started the quarter with a drive that lasted over 10 minutes but didn’t result in any points because Quay Walker stuffed Henry for a 2-yard loss on fourth-and-1 from the 4. Tennessee had the ball for 18 plays, the Titans’ longest scoreless drive since at least 2000.
But the Titans forced a punt, got the ball back on Green Bay’s 41 and extended their lead to 14-6 on Henry’s 4-yard touchdown run with 32 seconds left in the half. That was the first of three straight touchdown drives for the Titans.
Henry’s rushing TD was his 10th of the season, the fifth straight season he’s reached that mark. The other players to have at least 10 touchdown runs in five straight seasons are LaDainian Tomlinson, Adrian Peterson, Shaun Alexander and Michael Turner.
Watson’s second touchdown of the night helped Green Bay narrow Tennessee’s advantage to 20-17 late in the third quarter, but the Packers’ offense did nothing the rest of the game. Green Bay has at best a narrow path back into playoff contention.
“We’ve got to play up to our potential,” Rodgers said. “If we play up to our potential, we can win our last six games. I’m confident in that. Obviously I’ve got to play up to my potential. Tonight wasn’t it.”
Titans DL Denico Autry (knee), Titans CB Kristian Fulton (hamstring) and Walker (shoulder) left the game.
The Titans were missing C Ben Jones (concussion), K Randy Bullock (right calf), OLB Bud Dupree (hip), S Amani Hooker (shoulder) and CB Elijah Molden (groin). The Packers didn’t have LB De’Vondre Campbell (knee) or WR Romeo Doubs (ankle).
The Packers saluted 2022 Hall of Fame inductee Leroy Butler during a halftime ceremony that included the unveiling of his name on the Lambeau Field facade. Butler was a four-time All-Pro who played for the Packers from 1990-2001 and spent his entire career in Green Bay.
Titans: Host Cincinnati on Nov. 27.
Packers: At Philadelphia in a night game on Nov. 27.
BIG 10 FOOTBALL THIS WEEKEND
• With just two weekends remaining in the regular season, all 14 Big Ten teams will take the field this week. The action opens on Saturday at noon ET and features seven conference games and six divisional matchups. The complete schedule can be found to the right.
• Michigan and Ohio State sit atop the East Division standings with matching 7-0 Big Ten records, while Penn State is third at 5-2 in conference play. Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Purdue all tie for the West Division lead with 4-3 Big Ten records, followed by Wisconsin in fifth at 3-4.
• Two of the nation’s four remaining undefeated FBS teams call the Big Ten home, as Michigan and Ohio State are both 10-0. The Buckeyes have won 29 straight games against unranked teams, the longest active streak nationally, while the Wolverines are 10-0 for the third time since 1975.
• Three Big Ten teams appear in the AP Poll this week, highlighted by two of the top three teams. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Michigan and No. 11 Penn State, while Illinois and Minnesota are each receiving votes. The College Football Playoff will release its latest top 25 rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The Big Ten boasted four teams included in the CFP’s second rankings of the season, which were released on Nov. 8.
• Michigan and Ohio State are two of only three FBS teams in the country with top-10 rankings in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Wolverines lead the nation defensively (11.2 points per game) and rank fifth offensively (41.4 points per game), while the Buckeyes rank second offensively (46.8 points per game) and seventh defensively (15.6 points per game). The only other team to appear in the top 10 of both categories is Georgia.
• Four additional Big Ten teams rank in the top 25 in terms of scoring defense: Illinois (3rd, 12.5 points per game), Minnesota (4th, 13.1 points per game), Iowa (5th, 13.9 points per game) and Penn State (16th, 19.0 points per game).
• Saturday’s 34-3 victory against Nebraska marked the Wolverines’ fifth win of the season by 30 points or more and the sixth time they have held their opponent to 10 points or fewer. It also marked the third time this season that Michigan has limited its opponent to eight first downs or less and for the third straight week, U-M kept its opponent to one first down or fewer in the third quarter.
• Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud threw for 297 yards on 17-of-28 efficiency and five touchdowns in Ohio State’s 56-14 win over Indiana. The sophomore QB recorded his ninth career game, and fourth this season, with at least five touchdown passes to become the first player in Big Ten history to have consecutive seasons with 30 touchdown passes. His 297 yards put him over 7,000 passing yards for his career, only the fourth Buckeye signal-caller to reach that mark (Bobby Hoying, Art Schlichter, J.T. Barrett).
• Illini running back Chase Brown leads the nation with 1,442 rushing yards this season, with 803 of those yards coming after contact. He also leads the nation in all-purpose yards (1,615) without having return duties. With 98 rushing yards against Purdue on Saturday, Brown moved to second on Illinois’ all-time rushing list with 3,005 yards.
• Eight Big Ten schools – Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue – have clinched bowl berths by reaching six victories on the season. The Big Ten will continue to feature the largest bowl lineup in conference history, and the full list of Big Ten postseason destinations can be found on page five.
• Iowa’s Jack Campbell was named a finalist for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy on Oct. 26. Now in its 33rd year, the Campbell Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. The finalists will travel to the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas on Dec. 6, where one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 33rd Campbell Trophy and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000. The full list of Big Ten postseason awards candidates can be found on page three.
• Seven Big Ten Conference programs appear in the top 25 of the latest NCAA attendance rankings, including the nation’s top three schools: No. 1 Michigan (110,220 fans per game), No. 2 Penn State (107,749), No. 3 Ohio State (104,359), No. 11 Nebraska (86,732), No. 17 Wisconsin (73,898), No. 20 Michigan State (71,199) and No. 21 Iowa (69,250). Additionally, Big Ten teams own 14 of the top 15 single-game attendance highs this season, including the top 11 spots. Week-by-week attendance details can be found on page five.
• The 2022 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium and will be televised nationally on FOX. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.
• This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Los Angeles region will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium. The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.
JUDGE WINS AL MVP IN RUNAWAY; GOLDSCHMIDT TAKES NL PRIZE
NEW YORK (AP) Aaron Judge’s record-setting season with the New York Yankees turned that AL MVP debate into a decisive verdict.
Paul Goldschmidt’s steady production for the St. Louis Cardinals made him the clear choice in the National League.
And after coming in second before, both prodigious sluggers powered their way to their first MVP awards Thursday night.
“It’s tough to put in words,” Judge said on MLB Network, surrounded by his beaming wife, parents and agents. “It’s an incredible, incredible moment. A lot of hard work throughout the years to get to this point.”
After hitting 62 home runs to break the American League record, Judge easily beat out Los Angeles Angels two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani in an MVP race some thought might be close.
The 6-foot-7 outfielder received 28 of 30 first-place votes and two seconds for 410 points from a Baseball Writers’ Association of America panel. Ohtani, last year’s winner, was picked first on two ballots and second on the other 28 for 280 points.
Yordan Alvarez of the World Series champion Houston Astros finished third.
Judge acknowledged feeling “extremely nervous” about the announcement, calling Ohtani “by far one of the best players on this planet.”
“You never want to assume anything,” Judge said. “Both those guys had incredible years.”
Goldschmidt won the NL honor for the first time after a couple of close calls earlier in his career. The first baseman garnered 22 of 30 first-place votes and eight seconds for 380 points from a separate BBWAA panel.
“It’s a great honor. But it isn’t just about me,” Goldschmidt said. “I mean, there’s been so many people that have helped me.”
San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado finished second with 291 points after getting seven first-place votes and 13 seconds.
Nolan Arenado, teammates with Goldschmidt on the NL Central champion Cardinals, came in third with 232 points. Arenado was picked first on one ballot, second on two and third on 15.
Goldschmidt gave the Cardinals their 18th MVP, second among big league teams to the Yankees (21).
Now a free agent, Judge broke the AL record of 61 homers set by Yankees slugger Roger Maris in 1961.
The tallest MVP in major league history, Judge also led the majors in runs (133), on-base percentage (.425), slugging percentage (.686), OPS (1.111), extra-base hits (90) and total bases (391) to help the Yankees win the AL East. He tied for the big league lead with 131 RBIs and was second in the AL with a .311 batting average.
Ohtani put together perhaps the greatest two-way season in baseball history for a third-place Angels team that finished 73-89.
The superstar from Japan went 15-9 with a 2.33 ERA and 219 strikeouts in 28 starts on the mound covering 166 innings. At the plate, he batted .273 with 34 homers, 95 RBIs and an .875 OPS.
Alvarez, the Houston slugger who launched a go-ahead homer in the clinching game of the World Series, hit .306 with 37 home runs, 97 RBIs and a 1.019 OPS.
Judge was AL Rookie of the Year in 2017, when he finished a distant second in MVP balloting to Houston second baseman Jose Altuve.
The 35-year-old Goldschmidt batted .317 with 35 home runs, 115 RBIs and a league-leading .981 OPS this season. He had 41 doubles and scored 106 runs while compiling a .404 on-base percentage and topping the league in slugging percentage (.578).
“I think definitely as you age, you have to adapt, and that’s some of what I’ve tried to do. I’ve tried to get ahead of it,” Goldschmidt said. “You can’t just try to do the same thing you did the year before. But yeah, kind of the stigma that as you get older, you’re going to keep getting worse. I mean, nobody likes that. They don’t like being told you can’t do something, so it’s definitely motivation.”
The seven-time All-Star and four-time Gold Glove winner was runner-up for NL MVP in 2013 and 2015, then finished third in 2017 – all with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He came in sixth last year with the Cardinals.
“I never felt like I was missing something,” Goldschmidt said. “I felt like I had some great years throughout my career, and some other guys in those individual years had played better than me and won the MVP.”
Machado batted .298 with 32 homers, 102 RBIs and an .898 OPS. He had 37 doubles and scored 100 runs to lead the Padres into the playoffs with a wild-card berth.
Arenado hit .293 with 30 homers and 103 RBIs, sparkling on defense at third base again to earn a 10th consecutive Gold Glove to begin his career. He had 42 doubles and an .891 OPS.
Powered by Goldschmidt, Arenado and a resurgent Albert Pujols, the Cardinals went 93-69 and won their second division title in the last four years. They were swept at home by the NL champion Philadelphia Phillies in the wild-card round.
Balloting was conducted before the postseason.
“Whether I won this or not, it was going to be a great year,” Goldschmidt said. “This was my best year and the most fun I had, playing with Nolan and Albert and so many guys we had. So, it was just incredible.”
Goldschmidt gets a $1.5 million bonus in his contract for winning the MVP award, while Arenado earns $50,000 for coming in third.
Alvarez nets $75,000 for his third-place finish.
TEXAS RANGERS TO HOST MLB’S 2024 ALL-STAR GAME
NEW YORK (AP) The Texas Rangers will host Major League Baseball’s 2024 All-Star Game, Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Thursday.
Speaking at the conclusion of this week’s owners’ meetings in New York, Manfred announced the game will be held July 16, 2024 at Globe Life Field, which opened during the 2020 pandemic season. The stadium hosted the neutral site World Series and NL Championship Series that season.
Next year’s game will take place in Seattle, which last hosted in 2001 in Ichiro’s rookie year and Cal Ripken Jr.’s final season.
The 2026 game will take place in Philadelphia to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States. No announcement has been made about the 2025 game.
Texas will host its second All-Star Game and first since the National League claimed a 3-2 victory in 1995 at The Ballpark in Arlington. That was the first midsummer classic since a contentious strike canceled the remainder of the 1994 regular season and postseason and reduced the 1995 season to 144 games.
“The Texas Rangers are honored to be awarded the 2024 All-Star Game,” said Rangers Majority Owner and Managing Partner Ray Davis in a statement “With the opening of Globe Life Field in 2020 and the incredible development that continues to take place around the park, Arlington is an ideal location to host Major League Baseball and the Midsummer Classic.
“We are honored to be selected by MLB to host the All-Star Game once again,” Arlington Mayor Jim Ross said in the statement. “We look forward to welcoming the most talented baseball players to show off their skills in one of the best stadiums in the country. Globe Life Field and Arlington’s Entertainment District are ready to put on a spectacular 2024 All-Star Week for baseball fans from all over the world.”
MANFRED SURE METS-YANKS COLLUSION QUERY WILL FIND NO ISSUE
NEW YORK (AP) Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred confirmed Thursday that Major League Baseball is looking into potentially improper communication between the New York Mets and Yankees regarding star free agent Aaron Judge and said he is confident the inquiry will find no issues.
“I’m absolutely confident that the clubs behaved in a way that was consistent with the agreement,” Manfred said Thursday, referring to the league’s collective bargaining agreement.
“This was based on a newspaper report. We will put ourselves in position to demonstrate credibly to the MLBPA that this is not an issue. I’m sure that’s going to be an outcome, but obviously we understand the emotion that surrounds that word (collusion) and we’ll proceed accordingly.”
The Athletic first reported MLB was investigating the teams after a story on SNY.com, the website for the Mets’ television network, said a “mutually respectful relationship” between Mets owner Steve Cohen and Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner would prevent a “high-profile bidding war” for Judge. The 30-year-old is expected to be named AL MVP on Thursday night and could command over $300 million in free agency.
Judge turned down a $213.5 million, seven-year offer from the Yankees before opening day, then hit an AL record 62 home runs.
According to the report, the union requested MLB to look into communications specifically between Cohen, who purchased the Mets from the Wilpon family for $2.4 billion in 2020, and Steinbrenner, who took over as the Yankees’ managing general partner following the 2008 season.
Manfred, speaking at the end of this week’s owners’ meetings, said he will not directly be involved in the investigation.
There is also concern from players about comments made recently by Houston owner Jim Crane. Speaking to MLB.com, Crane said AL Cy Young Award winner Justin Verlander “is seeking a deal similar” to the $130 million, three-year contract Max Scherzer signed with the Mets shortly before a three-month lockout began last year.
After the lockout, Manfred said one of his goals was to improve relations with players following contentious labor battles around restarting play during the coronavirus-shortened 2020 season and the expiration of the CBA after the 2021 season.
“I think those conversations were instructive, positive, helpful in terms of building a better relationship, which always begins with better communication,” Manfred said of his meetings with players. “I was encouraged by players to continue the practice, and I do intend to continue that practice.”
The last time collusion came up as an issue between players and owners was five years ago, when the union considered filing a grievance. Ultimately, the union to declined to file a grievance, though the slow pace of free agency in subsequent seasons led agents to believe collusion may be occurring.
In 2006, MLB paid $12 million in claims pertaining to the 2002-03 offseason. Owners also agreed to pay $280 million to players for violations following the 1985, ’86 and ’87 seasons.
Manfred was also asked Thursday about the league’s relationship with FTX, a cryptocurrency exchange being investigated by state and federal authorities for allegedly investing depositors funds in ventures without their approval.
Manfred admitted the recent news of a class-action lawsuit against FTX, along with celebrities, athletes and teams who promoted it, was “jarring.” MLB was not named as a defendant.
Manfred said FTX would not return as a sponsor for the league in 2023.
“We had been really careful in moving forward in this space,” Manfred said. “We’ve been really religious about staying away from coins themselves as opposed to more company-based sponsorships. We think that was prudent particularly given the way things unfolded. We will, I think, proceed with caution in the future and of course how much we have to worry about it’s going to depend on when this exactly lands, as well.”
MLB signed a long-term deal with FTX in 2021. The agreement with the third-largest cryptocurrency exchange included all umpires wearing the FTX logo on their uniform sleeves during games along with advertising on nationally televised games, MLB.com, MLB Network and MLB.TV and social media platforms
Among those named in the lawsuit were Angels’ two-way star Shohei Ohtani along with Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry.
“I think we have been careful about the scope of involvement with crypto companies,” Manfred said. “We have a full understanding of the uncertainties and legal risk in that landscape and we’re going to continue to be careful in that area. Obviously individual players, they take advice from people other than us on those topics.”
O’NEALE SCORES ON LATE TIP, NETS TOP TRAIL BLAZERS 109-107
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Royce O’Neale scored on a tip-in with 0.7 seconds left to complete a triple-double and give the Brooklyn Nets a 109-107 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night.
Kevin Durant led the Nets with 35 points, and O’Neale had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists. Yuta Watanabe added 20 points off the bench and Ben Simmons scored a season-high 15 points before fouling out with 24 seconds left.
“He was incredible tonight,” Durant said about Simmons. “I thought he did a good job of commanding the offense, commanding the team on the defensive side of the ball. He was able to control the game and get us back into it.”
Said Simmons: “People make it seem like I had a sprained ankle or something. I came back from back surgery, that’s not easy. I’m getting there.”
Damian Lillard had 25 points and 11 assists for Portland. The Blazers shot only 38.7% from the field, including 29% in the second half.
“We really never got a flow in the fourth quarter,” Blazers coach Chauncey Billups said. “The end of the third quarter really hurt us. We had an 11-point lead with 2:40 to go, they go on a 14-0 run that turned the tide on us. From there we were in scramble mode.”
A 3-pointer by Watanabe gave the Nets an 85-82 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Watanabe scored 11 of his points in the third.
The Nets won a challenge down 95-93 with 7:31 left. Durant’s basket after the challenge tied it at 95. After a pair of empty Portland possessions, Durant gave the Nets a 97-95 lead.
With 3:28 left, the Blazers began intentionally fouling Simmons. The career 59% free-throw shooter went 3 of 4 during the crucial series to preserve a 103-99 lead for Brooklyn.
“We had no doubts when he went up there,” Durant said of the team’s confidence in Simmons.
“I love those moments. I’m not going to shy away,” Simmons said. “That was their plan, but obviously it didn’t work. But I’m just building. I love those moments.”
Durant split a pair of free-throws to make it 106-103. Jusuf Nurkic was fouled by Durant on a layup with 6.5 seconds left and Nurkic converted the 3-point play to tie it at 107.
“Regardless of what people say, we’re here to win,” Simmons said. “We’re here to win a championship. It’s going to take everybody to do that. Everybody’s got to stay focused, locked in and stay the course, not get caught up in all the other things going on.”
KYRIE NEAR RETURN
Star guard Kyrie Irving could return to the lineup for Brooklyn as soon as Sunday night when the Nets host the Memphis Grizzlies, according to coach Jacque Vaughn. Irving has not played since Nov. 1 while serving a team-imposed suspension for refusing to say he had no antisemitic beliefs.
Vaughn admitted there are no guarantees when incorporating Irving back into the team, which has gone 4-3 in his absence.
“There’s some uncertainty there for sure. And my approach is, the train is going to keep moving. That train is: playing hard, playing together, being a team and that’s going to continue. And that’s going to be up to me to get our group to incorporate everybody.”
Nets: Host Memphis on Sunday night.
Trail Blazers: Host Utah on Saturday night.
FOX SCORES 28 POINTS, KINGS BEAT SPURS FOR 5TH WIN A ROW
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) De’Aaron Fox had 28 points and eight assists and the Sacramento Kings beat the San Antonio Spurs 130-112 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
“He’s playing hard,” Monk said about Fox. “He usually takes a couple plays off, but Mike (Brown) won’t let him do that.”
Sacramento’s last five-game win streak came during the 2020-21 season. The fifth win of that streak also came against the Spurs.
The Kings haven’t had a six-game winning streak since the 2004-05 season. Sacramento has won eight of 10 games after opening 0-4.
Malik Monk added 26 points and Trey Lyles had 14. Both came off the bench. Harrison Barnes had 16 points and eight rebounds, and Domantas Sabonis finished with 16 points and eight rebounds.
“Malik is a guy that can start or come off the bench,” Kings coach Mike Brown said. “He’s so talented … he’s changed a lot of games for us. He was big for us during crunch time.”
Devin Vassell scored 29 points for San Antonio. The Spurs have lost nine of 10 after starting the season 5-2.
Keita Bates-Diop scored 16 for San Antonio, and Tre Jones had 15.
After tying it at 82 with 1:36 left in the third quarter, Sacramento went on a 24-7 run to close the third and start the fourth.
“We turned it over,” Bates-Diop said. “It went from a close game to kind of getting away from us.”
The Kings never trailed for the second time this season. Sacramento also led the entire game against Miami.
“They were just a better basketball team,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “They’re really buying in.”
Spurs: F Keldon Johnson was a late scratch with an ankle injury. Johnson is the Spurs’ leading scorer, averaging 22.7 points. . Doug McDermott was ruled out before the game with left calf tightness.
Kings: F Keegan Murray didn’t play because of back soreness The rookie from Iowa left Tuesday against the Nets in the first half with the same injury. . Richaun Holmes didn’t play because of a non-COVID illness… Sacramento have scored over 120 points every game during the five-game win streak.
Spurs: At Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday night.
Kings: Host Detroit on Sunday night.
CLIPPERS RALLY TO BEAT PISTONS 96-91 IN LEONARD’S RETURN
LOS ANGELES (AP) Reggie Jackson scored 23 points and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Detroit Pistons 96-91 on Thursday night with Kawhi Leonard in the starting lineup for the first time this season.
Paul George and Marcus Morris added 16 points each and Ivica Zubac tied his career high with 18 rebounds.
Leonard finished with six points on 2-of-8 shooting and had five rebounds and four assists in 24 minutes.
He had missed 12 straight games since coming off the bench in two of the first three games to begin the season. Leonard had been dealing with stiffness in his right knee, which was surgically repaired in July 2021. He missed all of last season while rehabbing.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points and Jaden Ivey added 18 points for the Pistons. They lost their fifth in a row playing without injured Cade Cunningham.
Killian Hayes scored to give the Pistons a 76-75 lead before the Clippers took over.
George hit a 3-pointer, Leonard made a pair of free throws and then assisted on Morris’ 3-pointer. George dunked one-handed after a steal and Leonard scored to push the Clippers’ lead to 87-79.
The Clippers took their first lead since the opening quarter on a three-point play by Terance Mann late in the third that made it 67-65. The second unit joined Zubac in outscoring the Pistons 13-6 to lead 68-67 going into the fourth.
Detroit led most of the game, using a 15-0 run in the first quarter to build its largest lead of 12 points.
The Clippers rallied to tie it at 30-all before the Pistons closed on a 20-12 run to head into halftime leading 50-42. Bogdanovic scored nine points in the spurt.
Pistons: Cunningham (left shin soreness) is out this week.
Clippers: Luke Kennard (right calf strain) sat out.
Pistons: At the Los Angles Lakers on Friday night.
Clippers: Host San Antonio on Saturday night.
ASU DEFEATS NO. 20 MICHIGAN TO WIN LEGENDS CLASSIC CHAMPIONSHIP
BROOKLYN – In the history of Sun Devil Men’s Basketball, there had never been a larger victory over a ranked opponent until Thursday night at the Barclays Center, when Arizona State trounced No. 20 Michigan by 25, 87-62, to win the 2022 Legends Classic.
Arizona State (4-1) dominated the proceedings, leading wire-to-wire. The victory was Bobby Hurley’s tenth over a ranked opponent in his eight years with Arizona State and earned him the third mid-season tournament crown of his career.
The Sun Devil defense suffocated Michigan, holding them to season lows in multiple key offensive categories including points (62), field goal percentage (34) and three point field goal percentage (18).
DJ Horne splashed in ASU’s first trey of the game early, putting the Sun Devils ahead 5-0 at 17:50.
Arizona State went on an 8-0 run in 1:40 to put Arizona State ahead by double-digits, 15-5 with 15:04 to play in the first half.
ASU forced four straight #20 Michigan missed layups in :32 seconds from 12:42-12:10 in the first half, aided by strong paint presence from Duke Brennan.
Defense reigned supreme, with ASU forcing the #20 Michigan offense to 1-12 and nine consecutive misses midway through the first half.
The Sun Devils made five of their last six shots going into halftime and led by as much as 23 in the final minute of the opening stanza.
ASU shut down any chances of a #20 Michigan comeback attempt with a 19-9 run over 7:37 from 16:33-8:56 left in the second half.
The squads opened up competition with a blistering pace, with five total shots including three from behind the arch in the first 1:40 of the contest. Desmond Cambridge Jr. got the scoring started, putting ASU on the board with two makes from the free throw line at 18:20.
Arizona State made their first triple of the night on their first attempt as DJ Horne put ASU ahead by five with 17:50 left in the half.
After trading a few buckets, Devan Cambridge kept the Sun Devils perfect from three at 16:22 and put ASU back in front by five, 10-5. Horne knocked in a midrange at 15:48, the third straight Sun Devil make and extended the ASU lead to seven into the media timeout.
Off a Wolverine miss, Desmond Cambridge Jr. cashed in another triple, putting ASU up by double-digits, 15-5. It capped a 10-2 scoring stretch over 2:42 including an 8-0 run in 1:40.
Horne swished in another trey, ASU’s fifth bucket in a row at 14:14, followed by Brennan punching in a layup over three UM defenders at 13:27, forcing the lead to 11.
ASU’s defense shined, with the Sun Devils forcing four straight missed layups in :32 including Brennan nearly rejecting the last attempt.
Fresh into the game, Austin Nunez stroked his first triple with 11:16 left and at the under-12 media timeout, Arizona State boasted a 25-10 lead over the Wolverines. Michigan was 3-16 from the floor through the first 9:05.
Off another Wolverine miss, Luther Muhammad drove into traffic and made a layup at 9:48 forcing a Michigan timeout. Arizona State was on a 9-0 run over 3:23. The Wolverines missed their next two shots out of the timeout, bringing them to nine straight misses and no points over 4:40.
Austin Nunez followed up Hunter Dickinson’s first field goal with his third three pointer at 6:55, bringing him up to eight points early. Out of the television break, Warren Washington denied the No in the paint for ASU’s first block of the game at 4:39.
Devan Cambridge broke an ASU drought on a jumper with 3:30 left, bringing the Sun Devil lead back to 17. His brother Desmond Jr. made his second three of the game with 2:49 left on the ensuing possession.
Desmond Cambridge Jr. then made another bucket, the third straight ASU make, all from Cambridge brothers.
The fourth consecutive Sun Devil shot dropped on a three from Nunez at 1:22. His 11 first half points were a career high. Nunez also earned a career high in 3PFG equaled his career high in total makes in just the first half.
The freshman firepower continued as Brennan gave ASU their largest lead of the game at 23, 46-23 with :51 to play in the half
Arizona State held the Wolverines to 9-30 from the floor and 2-9 from three in the first half. The Sun Devils dominated the opening period, leading Michigan 46-28 at the break. ASU made five of its last six shots. Michigan was held to season lows in first half FGM and first half shooting percentage.
RACERS TAKE DOWN TEXAS A&M IN MYRTLE BEACH BATTLE
The Murray State Racers put together a gritty performance Thursday in a wire-to-wire 88-79 win over the No. 24 ranked Texas A&M Aggies (2-1) in the first game of the Myrtle Beach Invitational at HTC Center in Conway, South Carolina.
The Racers (2-1) move into Friday’s semifinals against the UMass Minutemen with a 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time tip on ESPN2. UMass (2-1) defeated Colorado 66-63.
MSU’s 53-point second half was fueled by a trio of double-figure scorers in JaCobi Wood, who posted a career-high 23 points, while Kenny White, Jr. added 18 points. MSU also got 17 points from Jamari Smith and 12 from Rob Perry.
MSU shot a blistering 50 percent in the second half on 25-of-50 from the field, including 10-of-22 from the 3-point line. Leading by eight at the 5:00 mark, the Racers hit 16-of-18 from the free throw line to hold off the Aggies for their first win over a Southeastern Conference foe since they defeated Auburn in the 2012 Charleston Classic.
The win for MSU marks their first over a team ranked in the Associated Press Top-25 since beating Saint Mary’s (CA) at home in 2012 with Dick Vitale in attendance and calling the game with Dave O’Brien on ESPN.
The Racers had 10 fast break points in the first half and 24 for the game.
MSU was great at the end of the game from the free throw line and finished 28-of-36 for 78 percent. Perry and Wood and DJ Burns combined for 17-of-17.
JaCobi Wood’s 23 points surpassed his previous career-high of 21 points at Belmont: vs UT Martin 01/09/21 and vs Howard 11/26/20.
Wood’s stat line was impressive: 37:12 minutes/5-9FG/4-8(3pt)/9-9FT/2R/4A.
Wood’s 9-of-9 from the free throw line is the best for a Racer since Ja Morant set the MSU record of 21-of-21 vs SIUE (01-19-2019).
Today’s 63-points combined in the first half (TAMU led 35-28) was the lowest scoring first half with the Racers leading since a game at home (01-29-22) vs Morehead State when there were 61 points scored and the Racers in front 33-28. The Racers won that game at home 77-66.
Murray State Coach Steve Prohm is now 4-0 at the HTC Center. His Iowa State team won and event in 2017 at HTC going 3-0.
The Racers and UMass will be meeting for the first time on Tuesday.
UMass is the second team from the Atlantic-10 the Racers have faced this season, after meeting Saint Louis in the opener (Nov. 7).
X-RAYS ON BALL’S ANKLE NEGATIVE, WILL MISS GAME VS CAVALIERS
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) X-rays on LaMelo Ball’s left ankle were negative, but the Charlotte Hornets All-Star point guard has already been ruled out of Friday night’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Coach Steve Clifford said it is too early to know how much time Ball will miss after spraining the ankle for a second time in a 125-113 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.
Ball first injured his ankle on Oct. 10 during a preseason game against the Washington Wizards when he stepped on an opposing player’s foot. That caused him to miss more than a month of action, including the first 13 games of the regular season.
Ball had returned to action over the weekend and played three games before rolling it again when he stepped on a fan’s foot as he was attempting to save a ball from going out of bounds in the fourth quarter.
Ball grimaced in pain and immediately limped to the training room and did not return.
RED WINGS BEAT SHARKS 7-4 TO SNAP 4-GAME LOSING STREAK
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Moritz Seider scored the tiebreaking goal with 6:06 to play and the Detroit Red Wings overcame a four-point game from Erik Karlsson to beat the San Jose Sharks 7-4 on Thursday night.
Karlsson rallied San Jose back from a 4-2 deficit in the third period with his third assist and then the tying goal in a span of less than three minutes.
But then Seider answered 2:23 later when he took a pass from David Perron and beat James Reimer for his first goal of the season.
“It was just a big goal for us at the time and obviously for him, too,” coach Derek Lalonde said. “It was a huge gut punch giving up that two-goal lead. But our guys hung in there and made a play and we found ourselves up.”
Pius Suter added an insurance goal and Dominik Kubalik scored an empty-netter to help the Red Wings snap a four-game losing streak.
Perron finished with a goal and two assists. Jake Walman, Filip Hronek and Joe Veleno also scored for Detroit. Ville Husso made 20 saves.
“We almost buckled, but we didn’t,” Perron said. “We stayed strong and that was great. A good two points.”
Kevin Labanc, Matt Nieto and Logan Couture scored for the Sharks, who have just one win in 10 home games this season. Reimer made 14 saves.
“I thought we had a chance to get some points,” Reimer said. “Unfortunately, we couldn’t get it done. I don’t have to wait for the question – I know I wasn’t good enough tonight.”
Detroit controlled play in the second period and wore down the Sharks with long shifts in the offensive zone, taking a 3-2 lead on goals from Perron and Walman.
“I’m really proud of the guys. Got thoroughly outplayed, outcompeted in the first period,” Lalonde said. “I challenged the guys a little bit and we really flipped that second period. We started winning those battles, flipped the game, took the lead.”
The Sharks fell behind 4-2 in the third before tying it when Karlsson’s shot deflected off a Detroit defender and past Husso.
Karlsson is off to a sizzling start with nine multipoint games in 19 contests this season. He has 11 goals and 17 assists overall, with his 28 points tied for the second-most for a defenseman in his team’s first 19 games since the 1989-90 season.
Karlsson set up the first goal when he caught a pass, dropped the puck and sent a backward pass between his legs to Labanc, who scored on a one-timer.
“He’s feeling himself,” Labanc said. “He’s got that skill where the puck just doesn’t seem to leave his stick.”
After Hronek tied the game, Karlsson sprung Nieto with a long pass and he skated through four defenders before beating Husso with a backhand to make it 2-1.
Former Sharks coach Bob Boughner returned to San Jose for the first time since being fired after last season. He had a 67-85-23 record for the Sharks from 2019-22. Boughner, now an associate coach for Detroit, was acknowledged on the video board in the second period.
Red Wings: At the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
Sharks: Host the New York Rankers on Saturday night.
KURALY SCORES 2 IN 3RD PERIOD, HELPS COLUMBUS PAST MONTREAL
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Sean Kuraly scored twice in the third period and the Columbus Blue Jackets won their third straight home game, beating the Montreal Canadiens 6-4 on Thursday night.
Boone Jenner and Mathieu Olivier also scored in the third, and Kuraly added an assist. Cole Sillinger and Gus Nyquist added goals for Columbus, which has picked up seven points in its last four games. Joonas Korpisalo stopped 38 shots and won for the third time in four games.
“This wasn’t pretty tonight at all,” Blue Jackets coach Brad Larsen said. “But you have to win ugly in this league at times. I thought Korpi was outstanding.”
Nick Suzuki had a goal and an assist, and Jordan Harris, Josh Anderson and Brendan Gallagher also scored for Montreal, which lost its second straight. Sam Montembeault stopped 23 shots.
Columbus jumped to an early lead on Sillinger’s shot from the left circle that careened off a Canadiens player and into the Montreal net at 7:28 of the first.
Nyquist made it 2-0, scoring on a shot off a pass from Gavin Bayreuther, beating Montembeault at 16:19.
“To me it’s the breakaways more than the goals that were scored on us,” Montreal coach Martin St. Louis said. “Some of the breakaways were self-inflicted. We were careless.
“We were down two, I thought we could have been down five.”
Harris got Montreal within one at 13:35 of the second after multiple turnovers kept the puck in the Columbus zone. Montreal pulled even with Anderson’s power-play goal with 2.1 seconds left in the second period and 12 seconds left in Columbus’ third penalty in just under four minutes.
It was the second straight game in which Columbus gave up a two-goal lead.
Jenner started the third period scoring, giving Columbus the lead at 6:36 off tic-tac-toe passing from Kent Johnson and Johnny Gaudreau. But, Gallagher’s back door shot on Korpisalo at 9:27 made it 3-all.
That lead lasted 42 seconds before Kuraly split defenders and tapped the puck past Montembeault. Olivier made it 5-3 with a one timer off a faceoff at 11:09.
“I figured I was going to dump the puck, and I had a little bit of extra juice,” Kuraly said. “I just thought I’d put the puck behind him and see if I have a chance. It worked out tonight.”
Just eight seconds later, Suzuki had Montreal back within a goal. But Kuraly sealed the win with an empty-netter at 17:47.
“We learned a tough lesson tonight,” Gallagher said. “The first period might have been our worst period of the year. … It’s tough to come back.”
Columbus has points in eight games in a row against Montreal, posting a 7-0-1 mark in that span and sweeping last season’s three-game series. Montreal’s last beat Columbus Nov. 12, 2019, in a shoot-out at the Bell Center.
The Blue Jackets placed forward Patrik Laine (sprained ankle), goalie Elvis Merzlikins (groin) and defenseman Jake Bean (shoulder) on injured reserve, and recalled goalie Daniil Tarasov on an emergency basis from Cleveland. Montreal’s Jonathan Drouin will miss at least a month with an upper-body injury he suffered on Nov. 5 against Vegas. Forward Joel Armia is also out with an undisclosed upper-body injury. Rem Pitlick was recalled from Laval.
Juraj Slafkovsky returned to the Montreal lineup after serving a two-game suspension for boarding the Red Wings’ Matt Luff during a 3-2 shootout win in Detroit Nov. 8.
Sillinger has collected points in three consecutive games (2-1-3).
Montreal: Hosts Philadelphia on Saturday night.
Columbus: Hosts Detroit on Saturday night.
DEVILS WIN 11TH STRAIGHT, EDGING MAPLE LEAFS 3-2 IN OT
TORONTO (AP) Yegor Sharangovich scored 57 seconds into overtime, Vitek Vanecek made 25 saves and the New Jersey Devils beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2 on Thursday for their 11th straight victory.
Sharangovich scored his fourth goal of the season on a rebound after Jack Hughes stole the puck, beating goalie Matt Murray.
“We just don’t think about the streak,” Sharangovich said. “We just think about the next game.”
Nico Hischier and Jesper Bratt also scored to help New Jersey improve to 14-3-0. The Devils have won 11 in a row for the third time in franchise history.
“We’re a really good team,” Hischier said. “And we believe in each other. … We’re playing some really good hockey. It’s not going to be easy playing against us.”
New Jersey also snapped an eight-game losing streak against Toronto dating to April 2018 – and won at Scotiabank Arena for the first time since October 2017.
Auston Matthews had a goal and an assist for Toronto, William Nylander also scored and Murray made 30 saves. Mitch Marner added an assist to push his points streak to 11 games, the longest active run in the NHL.
With Murray on the bench for an extra attacker, Nylander tied it with his eighth on a shot that hit Devils defenseman Jonas Siegenathaler with 2:09 left in regulation.
“We get the puck back and you give it right back to them,” Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe said. “Can’t happen.”
Devils: At Ottawa on Saturday.
Maple Leafs: Host Buffalo on Saturday night.
DAVID KREJCI SCORES TWICE IN 3RD, BRUINS BEAT FLYERS 4-1
BOSTON (AP) David Krejci scored twice in the third period and the surging Boston Bruins beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-1 on Thursday night.
“I know that if I’m on top of my game that I can help the team offensively and put some points on the board,” said Krejci, who rejoined Boston after sitting out last season. “When I feel better, good things happen.”
Boston scored three times in the final period, with Krejci getting his third and fourth goals of the season.
“We kept building our game and took over in the third period and finished the job,” Krejci said.
Tomas Nosek scored for the second straight game and Jake DeBrusk also had a goal to help the Bruins win their fifth straight and improve to 10-0 at home. Linus Ullmark stopped 22 shots for his 12th victory in 12 starts.
“Obviously, there are always going to be moments when there’s breakdowns. Teams are good and, in some cases, great in this league,” Ullmark said. “There are opportunities for them to score but my job is to stop the puck.”
Boston has won 15 of its first 17 games.
“It’s hard to win one game. To win this many games is crazy. No one expected that,” Krejci said. “But we’re staying even keeled and focused on the task at hand. We’ve been going a good job at doing that. We always put the game behind us and move on.”
Nick Foligno registered two assists for the Bruins, giving him 300 for his career.
Owen Tippett scored on a power-play for Philadelphia, and Carter Hart made 28 saves. The Flyers have dropped five straight.
“We’re going to have to find a way to make more plays to get going offensively,” Flyers coach John Tortorella said. “For a lot of minutes, I thought we checked well. We need the guys who can make plays make the plays when they’re there.”
Tippett cut it to 2-1 midway through the third, but Krejci countered 16 seconds later.
NOTES: Tortorella coached his 1,400th NHL game. The Boston product became the first American-born NHL coach to reach the mark. . The Bruins staged their annual Military Appreciation Night. The players commemorated the occasion by wearing camouflage jerseys during pregame warmups that were scheduled to be auctioned off to benefit the team’s charitable foundation.
Flyers: At Montreal on Saturday night.
Bruins: Host Chicago on Saturday night.
PAVEL BUCHNEVICH SCORES IN SHOOTOUT, BLUES BEAT CAPITALS 5-4
ST. LOUIS (AP) Pavel Buchnevich scored in the sixth round of a shootout, Thomas Greiss made 47 saves and the St. Louis Blues survived blowing a three-goal lead to beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 on Thursday night.
Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn, Torey Krug and Buchnevich scored in regulation to help give Greiss his first victory with the Blues.
“We have to do a better job in front of him,” Schenn said about Greiss. “We know that. We talked about it. We still didn’t come out and do it. He’s making 40 to 50 saves a night when he’s in the net.”
Buchnevich’s first career shootout goal in five attempts gave St. Louis its fifth straight victory – after losing a franchise-record eight consecutive games in regulation.
“He’s not a guy that normally likes to take them,” Blues coach Craig Berube said about using Buchnevich in the shootout. “But I told him that we need him to do it. We practiced it a few times and he’s good.”
John Carlson scored twice for Washington, Alex Ovechkin had a goal and two assists and Conor Sheary also scored. The Capitals lost for the eighth time in 10 games.
“The last few, our starts have not been good enough,” Sheary said. “Just giving up early goals and our penalty kill needs to be a little better early on in games. If we’re not chasing games so much, maybe we’ll be able to play a full 60 and get to our game more often.”
Charlie Lindgren stopped 20 shots to lose his first appearance against St. Louis after going 5-0-0 in five games for the Blues last season.
“We didn’t press enough offensively,” Capitals coach Peter Laviolette said. “I don’t think we gave up that much defensively, but we’ve got to push more from the start. I don’t think we brought enough pucks to the net, didn’t bring enough people to th enet. I thought after the first we got going.”
Jon Dowd appeared to give Washington its first lead with 2:23 remaining in regulation when he swatted a puck past Greiss. However, video review revealed Dowd batted the puck with a high stick.
“We had a high stick on it and a goalie interference on it,” Berube said. “I felt pretty confident. I guess you never know.”
Carlson scored his second goal of the game and fifth of the season with 4:15 remaining in regulation on a power play with Lindgren pulled, and Sheary tied it at 4 with his seventh goal of the season 1:12 later.
PULLING NO PUNCHES
Kazahkstani professional boxer Gennady Golovkin was shown in the crowd at Enterprise Center. Golvin has held the International Boxing Federation middleweight title since 2019 and added the WBA title in April.
BLACK AND BLUE
Blues D Colton Parayko missed his second straight game with an upper-body injury that coach Craig Berube said was not related to back injuries that have hindered him in previous seasons.
Ovechkin reached 1,827 points to pass Bryan Trottier for 18th in NHL history. . Carlson skated in his 900th career NHL game.
Capitals: Host Colorado on Saturday night.
Blues: Host Anaheim on Saturday night.
****(TOP INDIANA RELEASES)****
NFL CAPSULE: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-1) @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-5-1)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER Colts lead all-time series, 10-9
STREAKS Eagles have won past 3
LAST GAME 9/23/18: Colts 16 at Eagles 20
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/15/14: Eagles 30, Colts 27
LAST WEEK: L 32-21 vs. Washington (Mon.)
COACH VS. OPP. Nick Sirianni: 0-0
PTS. FOR 27.3
PASSING Jalen Hurts: 180-265-2,217-14-3-106.5
RUSHING Miles Sanders: 143-710-5.0-6
RECEIVING A.J. Brown: 44-725-16.5-6
PTS. AGAINST 18.6
SACKS Javon Hargrave: 7
INTs C.J. Gardner-Johnson: 6
TAKE/GIVE +13 (20/7)
PUNTING (NET) Arryn Siposs: 46.3 (41.8)
KICKING Jake Elliott: 44 (26/27 PAT; 6/8 FG)
QB JALEN HURTS totaled 203 yards (175 pass, 28 rush) & 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) in Week 10, his 5th game with pass & rush TD in 2022. Has 20 career rush TDs, tied3rd for most by QB in his 1st 3 seasons in SB era. Aims for 5th in a row with 2+ pass TDs & 90+ rating. Is 1 of 3 QBs this season with 10+ pass TDs & 3-or-fewer INTs. • RB MILES SANDERS rushed for 54 yards last week. Has 306 scrimmage yards (76.5 per game) in 4 road games this season. • WR A.J. BROWN has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his 4 road games this season & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on the road. Aims for his 3rd in row at Ind. with 95+ rec. yards & TD catch. Had 10 catches for 155 rec. yards & rec. TD in his last game at Ind. (10/31/21 w/ Ten.). • WR DEVONTA SMITH had 6 catches & rec. TD in Week 10. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his past 5 games. • DT JAVON HARGRAVE led team with career-high 13 tackles & had sack last week. Aims for 4th in row with sack. Has 7 sacks this season, 1 shy of career-high (7.5 in 2021). • LB T.J. EDWARDS had 12 tackles last week, his 5th game of 10+ tackles this season. • S C.J. GARDNER-JOHNSON leads NFL with 6 INTs & can become 9th player since 1970 with INT in 6 straight games, tied longest streak in SB era. • CB JAMES BRADBERRY aims for his 5th in row on road with PD. Is only player with 10+ PDs in each of past 7 seasons. • CB DARIUS SLAY has 4 PD in his past 4. • LB HAASON REDDICK had 5 tackles & sack in Week 10. Has sack in 2 of his past 3.
LAST WEEK W 25-20 at Las Vegas
COACH VS. OPP. Jeff Saturday: 0-0
PTS. FOR 15.7
PASSING Matt Ryan: 224-325-2,230-10=9-86.8
RUSHING Jonathan Taylor: 129-609-4.7-2
RECEIVING Michael Pittman: 61-603-9.9-1
PTS. AGAINST 20.3
SACKS DeForest Buckner: 5.5
INTs Four tied: 1
TAKE/GIVE -9 (9/18)
PUNTING (NET) Matt Haack: 44.1 (39.9)
KICKING Chase McLaughlin: 57 (9/9 PAT; 16/19 FG)
QB MATT RYAN completed 21 for 28 atts. (75 pct.) for 222 yards & 2 TD (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INT for 109.5 rating. Has 105+ rating in 2 of his last 3 starts. Aims for 3rd home game in row at home with 350+ pass yards & 105+ rating & 4th in row at home with 2+ pass TDs. Ranks 7th all-time in pass yards with 61,965. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR had 163 scrimmage yards (147 rush, 16 rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 9 games of 150+ scrimmage yards & rush TD since 2020, tied most in NFL (Derrick Henry). Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ rush yards. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 9 of past 10 at home. • WR PARRIS CAMPBELL led team with 7 catches for career-high 76 yards & rec. TD last week. • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had 7 catches for 53 yards in Week 10. Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6. • LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN had 10 tackles & TFL last week. Leads AFC & ranks 2nd in NFL with 96 tackles. Aims for 6th in row with TFL. • CB KENNY MOORE had 7 tackles, TFL & PD in Week 10. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4. • LB BOBBY OKEREKE had 9 tackles & PD last week. Aims for his 6th in row with 7+ tackles at home. • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 5 tackles, PD & 0.5 sacks last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home with sack. Is 1 of 6 DL with 5+ sacks since each of past 5 seasons. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE aims for his 5th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Has 3 sacks in 2 career games vs. Phi. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with sack. • CB STEPHON GILMORE tied season-high with 2 PDs last week.
INDY FALLS TO FORT WAYNE AT HOME
INDIANAPOLIS- The Indy Fuel hosted the Fort Wayne Komets for the second time this season, looking to extend their undefeated streak at home against their in-state rivals. They were unable to do so and fell to the Komets 6-3.
The Fuel struck early in the first period with a goal by Chad Yetman, which extended his point streak to seven games. Indy did not allow a Fort Wayne shot between that and their next goal from Seamus Malone, his first of the season. This was also the Fuel’s fifth shorthanded goal of the season.
Up 2-0, the Fuel took a few penalties, and ultimately gave up a power play goal by the Komets’ Drake Rymsha. With less than a minute left in the first period, Spencer Watson got his second goal of the season to put the Fuel back up by two before time expired on the period.
Two and a half minutes into the second period, Anthony Petruzzelli tacked on another one for the Komets, bringing the score to 3-2. Petruzzelli got his second goal of the game to tie it up in the middle of the second period. After a handful of penalties and scrums on both sides, the score remained tied to end the middle frame.
Stefano Giliato opened the scoring for the third period on a power play after Kirill Chaika was called for tripping. This gave the Komets their first lead of the game, 4-3. They quickly added another as the puck trickled in on a Shawn Boudrias shot.
After a 5-on-3 opportunity that the Fuel could not capitalize on, the Komets added on another power play goal, and the game ended 6-3.
MATHURIN’S FIRE FUELING SPECIAL ROOKIE SEASON
Bennedict Mathurin is not your typical rookie.
While most first-year players take some time to acclimate to the speed and size of the NBA game, Mathurin jumped into his rookie season the same way he attacks the rim – fearlessly.
The Pacers knew there was something different about Mathurin even before they took him with the sixth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft. When he visited Indianapolis for a pre-draft workout on June 10 – nine days shy of his 20th birthday – Mathurin tested “off the charts” according to Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle.
But he failed to “ring the bell” in a 3-point shooting drill where players take five shots from five different spots beyond the arc and must make 20 of 25. Mathurin was still stewing over his performance in the drill during his post-workout meal with the Indiana front office and decided to ask a question.
“Is the gym open tonight?”
So later that evening, Carlisle and Mathurin headed back to the Ascension St. Vincent Center for a second workout. They spent over an hour together, discussing footwork and doing the shooting drill again – and yes, this time Mathurin did ring the bell.
Mathurin flew out the next morning, but two weeks later he was back in Indianapolis for his pre-draft press conference.
Mathurin carries himself with the confidence of someone who always knew he was destined for the NBA, but it was far from a straightforward journey to the pros. Born to a Haitian mother in Montreal, Mathurin left his family and Canada at the age of 16 to attend the NBA Global Academy in Mexico City.
He spent two years training in the NBA’s fledgling international developmental program (other NBA Global Academy alums include Oklahoma City guard Josh Giddey and New Orleans guard Dyson Daniels) before attending the University of Arizona.
After a solid freshman season, Mathurin broke out as a sophomore at Arizona, becoming the Wildcats’ go-to scorer and being named Pac-12 Player of the Year and a consensus second-team All-American. Suddenly, his dreams were a reality.
As soon as he was drafted, Mathurin made his presence known, both in Indiana and across across the league. He was dominant in Summer League action in Las Vegas, averaging 19.3 points and 4 assists over three games. That strong play carried over into training camp and the preseason. By Opening Night, there was already considerable buzz in the Circle City surrounding the Pacers’ rookie.
When Mathurin checked in midway through the first quarter of the Oct. 19 game against Washington, the crowd in Gainbridge Fieldhouse greeted him with a loud ovation. They were cheering even louder seconds later, as the rookie took his first touch on the left wing and immediately drove right at Wizards 7-foot-3 center Kristaps Porzingis, converting a right-hand runner over the outstretched arms of one of the world’s best shot-blockers.
That single play epitomized the way that Mathurin plays the game – brimming with confidence and all out, all the time.
“The benefit of Benn is he’s ultra-aggressive,” Pacers point guard Tyrese Haliburton said. “What he was drafted to do is put the ball in the hoop. He’s a very aggressive basketball player, can score in a lot of different ways.”
Indeed, Mathurin quickly proved that his scoring translated to the next level. He scored 19 points in his NBA debut, then poured in 26 and 27 over his next two contests. It took him just seven games to surpass the 30-point plateau and he reached double figures in each of the first nine contests of his career.
Mathurin can score in a variety of ways. He can heat up in a hurry from 3-point range, going 34-for-75 (45.4 percent) from beyond the arc over his first 12 NBA games. He can also soar above the rim – something he showed off in his first-ever game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Oct. 13, when he sealed a preseason win over New York with a breakway windmill slam.
But perhaps the most impressive aspect of Mathurin’s game is his ability to get to the free throw line, a rare quality for a rookie. Because he attacks the rim so relentlessly, Mathurin is able to draw a lot of contact. He attempted 10 or more free throws in three of his first nine contests.
“The one thing that I’m so impressed with (Mathurin) is he is just undaunted,” Carlisle said. “He just continues to play his game and doesn’t get down – continues to have a strong belief in his abilities. And he’s an attacker, he’s a rare young player that’s just unfazed.”
Two early-season contests shed light into Mathurin’s unique mindset.
His third NBA game was against the Pistons on Oct. 22. Detroit had drafted former Purdue star Jaden Ivey with the fifth overall pick in the 2022 draft, one spot ahead of Mathurin.
There was plenty of buzz surrounding the matchup between the two rookie guards. As one might expect, Ivey had a sizeable cheering section at Gainbridge Fieldhouse that night. But Mathurin got the better of Ivey, scoring 27 points off the bench on 10-of-18 shooting (5-of-8 from 3-point range) and leading Indiana to a 124-115 win.
Afterwards, Mathurin didn’t demur when asked if it gave him extra motivation to go up against a player drafted ahead of him.
“I know exactly who was drafted before me,” he said. “It’s nothing personal, but I’m going to make sure every time I step on the court they’re going to know who I am.”
A week later, the Pacers were in Brooklyn to face off against Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Nets. Mathurin once again displayed his penchant for stepping into the spotlight, dropping 32 points in 33 minutes as the Pacers knocked off the Nets. Mathurin went 6-for-9 from 3-point range and 10-for-10 from the free throw line in the victory.
“I watched (Durant and Irving) growing up, and I felt like tonight was an opportunity for me to show out,” he said after the win. “And I think I did pretty well.”
Though he makes it seem at times like he can succeed on just the combination of athletic ability and willpower, Mathurin also possesses an uncommon work ethic. In a Q&A with The Ringer, Haliburton revealed that Mathurin will go to the back of the team plane to watch film with Carlisle after games, an anecdote indicative of Mathurin’s willingness to go the extra mile in his development.
Mathurin’s play on the court has quickly endeared him to Pacers fans. A quick scan around Gainbridge Fieldhouse on any game night and you won’t have trouble spotting 00 jerseys. That number only figures to grow over the coming weeks, months, and even years.
“The fans love him,” Pacers forward Isaiah Jackson said. “I love seeing it. It sort of brings the whole team energy. When he’s got it going, the whole team just sort of picks on that energy and it picks everything up. You can just feel it.”
The Pacers have had just one player win the NBA’s Rookie of the Year award – Chuck Person in 1986-87. Mathurin has his sights set on bringing the award back to Indiana for the first time in over three decades.
And when Bennedict Mathurin has his sights set on something, look out.
BALANCED ATTACK LEADS NO. 12/9 IU PAST BOWLING GREEN, 96-61
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Six players scored in double figures as No. 12/9 Indiana defeated Bowling Green, 96-61, on Thursday night inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.
The Hoosiers (4-0) went on a 9-0 run midway through the first, junior guard Sydney Parrish had a strong putback off a missed Hoosier free throw which was followed quickly by another fast break layup for senior guard Sara Scalia. The Hoosiers’ played their game in transition, scoring seven of 13 points off fast break buckets. Senior forward Alyssa Geary made an immediate impact coming off the bench, scoring a quick transition triple followed by a successful trip at the free throw line the next possession. Scalia finished up the quarter by sinking three free throws at the line to give IU a 28-10 lead over the Falcons (2-1).
The first points of the second quarter went to freshman guard Yarden Garzon at the 7:40 mark as she drained a 3-pointer. Senior guard Grace Berger along with Scalia got things rolling on offense, combining for eight quick points midway through the frame. Indiana ended the quarter on an 11-2 run. With a 49-21 lead at the break, IU combined to shoot 58 percent from the field, 45 percent from 3-point range, also adding six steals and four blocks.
The third frame consisted of back-and-forth scoring, but the Hoosiers maintained their lead throughout the quarter. Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes joined Berger with six points in the quarter, as it pushed its lead to 70-41. Indiana finished off the win by going a blistering 70.6 percent from the floor as freshman forward Lilly Meister led the way with six points to close things out.
Indiana had six players in double figures for the first time since Dec. 8, 2016 at Northern Kentucky.
Junior guard Sydney Parrish recorded the first double-double of her IU career and fifth overall as she finished with a double-double of 11 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes of action off the bench.
Senior forward Mackenzie Holmes passes Sue Hodges to move in to the top 20 in Indiana school history with 1,270 points. She tallied 16 points and eight rebounds.
Joining Holmes and Parrish in double figures were senior guard Sara Scalia’s team-high 17 points, 14 points from graduate student guard Grace Berger, 11 points from freshman guard Yarden Garzon and 10 points from junior guard Chloe Moore-McNeil.
IU shot a season-high 58.8 percent from the floor and hit seven 3-pointers.
Sophomore guard Kaitlin Peterson broke her career record with four steals and added four points. Sophomore forward Mona Zaric recorded her first career block
Indiana recorded 25 assists as a team, led by six from Berger and five from Garzon.
Indiana outrebounded Bowling Green 47-28, led by Parrish’s 10 boards.
Indiana head coach Teri Moren
“Another really good win. When you look at shooting almost 58 percent from the field and 36 from the free-throw line, the free throw percentage still needs to be so much better. Most coaches would probably be okay with that, not the free throws, I was talking about the statistics. But I am disappointed with the 18 turnovers. That is far too many. Again, a lot of those were not forced turnovers, they were unforced turnovers. Mac (Mackenzie Holmes) had a tough night even though she scored 16. She wasn’t her normal self. I thought we had some great play of the bench. AG, Alyssa Geary, gave us great minutes in the first half. Kaitlin Peterson came in and did some really good things as well. Lilly (Meister) did a nice job towards the end. Lexi (Bargesser) did a nice job at running our offense and so forth. It was great to see Syd (Sydney Parrish) get her first double-double here at IU. Syd has proven since we started what a great shot in the arm she gives us off the bench with just her hustle, her ability to score the ball and make others around her better. I am pleased. This is a really good Bowling Green team. We were watching them in our prep, even though they only played the two games, they have a veteran group out there with a bunch of different pieces. Their scoring is spread throughout to pieces that come off their bench as well. Our game goal tonight was 65 points, almost let that slip away. We really wanted to hold them to under 65. This is a team that averages around 89.5 in their first two games that they played. I’m happy but there is always room for improvement in certain areas. I thought the other night against Tennessee we shot 83 percent from the free throw line. Tonight, it’s disappointing that we dipped back down into lower 70’s. We still have to keep working and get that straightened out as we move forward because we are going to need every last one of those as we move forward and certainly in Big Ten play.”
The Hoosiers host Quinnipiac in its annual ALS Awareness Game. Fans are encouraged to wear red to support ALS Awareness. Game time is set for 1 p.m. ET.
SIX HOOSIERS EARN CSC FIRST TEAM ALL-DISTRICT HONORS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana women’s soccer student-athletes Anna Bennett, Jen Blitchok, Alaina Kalin, Sydney Masur, Megan Wampler and Paige Webber were named to the 2022 College Sports Communicators (CSC) Academic All-District First Team, the organization announced Wednesday.
The six mark the most selections in a single season for the Hoosiers since four were honored in 2017.
Bennett led the team with five points this season, scoring two goals and totaling one assist for the Hoosiers. The Holland, Mich., native scored her seventh career goal in a 2-2 draw versus Purdue.
She was a recipient of the Academic All-Big Ten award in 2021. Bennett is majoring in Elementary Education.
Blitchok is a two-time recipient of the award after she was named to the First Team list in 2021.
She was also named to the Academic All-Big Ten list and a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar in the 2021 season.
The Grandville, Mich., native won the Jack D. Tichenor Award which is given to the student-athelte for the highest GPA in Indiana Athletics.
She is working towards a degree in Economics at IU.
Kalin helped lead the Hoosiers to a program record with eight consecutive shutouts to start the season. The Gibsonia, Pa., native has totaled 3 goals, 5 assists and 11 points on the pitch in her career. Also contributing 5486.42 minutes in her career with the cream and crimson. She totaled two assists in IU’s 3-0 win over Indiana State.
Kalin was also named to the Academic All-Big Ten list in the 2020-21 and 2021 seasons. She is majoring in Criminal Justice.
Masur contributed to the Hoosiers eight consecutive shutouts to start the season for a new program record. She also helped the Indiana defense to a program best 10 shutouts during the 2021 season.
In 2021, Masur was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team and won the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award in
The Montclair, N.J., native tallied one assist this season in Indiana’s 5-0 win over Trine.
Masur is majoring in Finance at IU.
Wampler started every match this season (17) holding the backline strong for the Hoosiers. She contributed to eight consecutive shutouts to start the season, leading IU to a new program record. The defender scored her first career goal in IU’s 1-0 win over Northwestern on Oct. 13, 2021.
The Carmel, Ind., native was earned the Big Ten Distinguished Scholar award in 2021 and made the Big Ten All-Tournament Team in 2019.
Wampler is set to graduate with her degree from IU in Elementary Education in the spring.
Webber netted her first sixth career goal for the Hoosiers against a 3-0 win against Indiana State this season. She scored a hat trick against Murray State in 2021 becoming the eighth player in program history to record one.
The Grand Blanc, Mich., native was named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week in 2021 and led the Hoosiers in goals scored with five.
Webber is majoring in Human Biology at Indiana University.
All-District Honorees will advance to the CSC Academic All-America® ballot. The All-America recipients will be announced in early December.
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SIGNS THREE IN 2023 RECRUITING CLASS
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana Volleyball head coach Steve Aird announced the addition of three recruits in the 2023 class on Thursday (Nov. 17) afternoon.
The Hoosiers welcome Ramsey Gary (Libero/Pendleton, Ind.), Ava Vickers (Middle Blocker/Fishers, Ind.) and Luca Fickell (Setter/Cincinnati, Ohio) to the program as a part of the early signing period.
“I wanted to continue to recruit high-character kids,” Aird said. “I thought that I wanted people that were great teammates, that would come early and stay late. Do the right things that are required at this level.”
Playing against elite competition, Gary and helped lead Munciana Volleyball Club to the 2022 AAU 18U Open National Championship last summer.
She is a two-time club All-American and was named a 2022 Under Armour All-American, the second in the program’s 48-year history.
Vickers won her second-consecutive national title with Munciana Volleyball Club after winning in 2021 alongside current IU players Carly Mills and Camryn Haworth.
She and Haworth were high school teammates at Fishers High School where Vickers recorded 736 career kills and set the school’s all-time block record with 317.
Gary and Vickers will help comprise a contingent of five Indiana natives on next year’s roster (Mills, Haworth and Kenzie Daffinee), all of which played for Munciana.
Fickell, the daughter of University of Cincinnati Football Coach Luke Fickell, comes from an athletic family with elite ties to college athletics.
She played club volleyball for Tri-State Elite and high school ball at St. Ursula Academy where she recorded 698 assists, 249 digs and 253 kills in her career.
“We have a really strong group that’s coming back so I felt that it was about adding some depth in some key position,” Aird said. “To me, it all came back to how hard these kids work. Their priorities are in the right places, and they come from great families.
The 2023 Recruiting Class
Ramsey Gary • Libero • 5-5 • Pendleton, Ind. (Pendleton Heights High School) (Munciana)
“I chose IU because of the culture, the competitiveness and the amazing players and coaching staff.”
Coach Aird on Ramsey Gary
“I think she’s one of the premier players at that position in the entire country. It’s obviously a crucial position for any program but we’ve seen time and time again that having a high-end libero can positively affect the program. She’ll have the opportunity to compete to start from day one.”
• 2022 Under Armour All-American
• 2022 IHSVCA 3A/4A All-Star
• 4x County Champions
• 1,000+ career digs
• 4x All County, All-State, All-Academic
• 2x Club All-American
• 2022 AAU 18 Open National Champion
• 2022 Club Triple Crown Champions
High School Stats
• 1369 Digs
• 234 Aces
• 139 Kills
• Daughter of Mark and Kasey Gary
• Intends to Major in Business
Luca Fickell • Setter • 6-1 • Cincinnati, Ohio (St. Ursula Academy) (Tri-State Elite)
“I chose IU because I loved the competitive atmosphere in the gym and the family-like culture that Coach Aird, his staff and the players have created.”
Coach Aird on Luca Fickell
“Over the past year, she’s come a really long way. She’s trained by some people that I trust at a really high level. She comes from an extraordinary family that understands college athletics. I think she’s a really bright kid and is making the choice to jump into the deep end to compete at the highest level in the country.”
• 2022 First Team All-Conference
• 2022 First Team All-Region
• 2022 First Team All-State
High School Stats
• 698 Assists
• 253 Kills
• 249 Digs
• 82 Blocks
• 54 Aces
• Daughter of Luke and Amy Fickell
• Has five siblings: Landon, Laykon, Aydon, Ashton and Lucian
• Intends to Major in Business
Ava Vickers • Middle Blocker • 6-0 • Fishers, Ind. (Fishers) (Munciana)
“I chose IU because it was somewhere that felt like home from the people in the volleyball program, to the people on campus. I loved everything about the school the second I stepped foot on campus. I can really see myself growing as an athlete and student at IU.”
Coach Aird on Ava Vickers
“She’s an extraordinarily hard worker with a lot of untapped potential. She’s still young in the game but competes very hard. Her work rate in training and in matches Is extremely impressive. She isn’t scared to compete at the highest level.”
• No. 3 Ranked Player in Indiana (2023 Class)
• First Team All-Conference (2021, 2022)
• First Team All-District (2021, 2022)
• First Team All-State (2022)
• IHSVCA 4A All-Star Team (2022)
• Second Team All-State (2021)
• 2022 AVCA All-American Watch List
• 2021 Sectional Champion
• Holds Career Block Record at Fishers HS
• 2022 and 2021 AAU 18 Open National Champions
• 2022 Club Triple Crown Champions
High School Stats
• 736 Kills
• .345 Hitting Percentage
• 317 Blocks
• 140 Digs
• 86 Aces
• 10 Assists
• Daughter of Vince and Amy Vickers
• Intends to Major in Business
INDIANA WRESTLING TO HOST NO. 23 PRINCETON AND HEAD TO ARMY
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. ––––– After a weekend off, Indiana Wrestling is set for a big weekend of competition.
On Friday, the Hoosiers will host No. 23 Princeton in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall for the Hoosiers’ first dual and first home event of the year. Shortly after, on Sunday Indiana will travel to West Point, N.Y. for the prestigious Black Knight Invite.
-One dual and one open tournament in and Indiana’s season is already off to a roaring start. In just a few events, 28 Hoosier wrestlers have seen mat time already.
-Fourteen of those 28 have already collected at least one pin. Freshman Gabe Sollars has won four of his five matches wrestled by fall.
-In the season-opening dual at SIUE, Indiana won four bouts by bonus point victories and built a 20-0 lead through the first half.
-True freshman Henry Porter burst on the stage in his collegiate debut. He is 4-0 to start his career with a major decision, a pin and two tech falls to his name already.
HISTORY AND IU TIES:
-Friday’s dual meet vs. No. 23 Princeton marks the first dual held in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall since 2010.
-It is also the first time any wrestling competition of any kind will be at the venue since the 2017 Big Ten Championships.
-For the matchup of Indiana-Princeton, this is only the second meeting all-time between the two programs. Princeton won the only match of the series on Jan. 9, 1974, 23-15, at Princeton.
-Two members of Princeton’s staff are Indiana Wrestling greats. Princeton’s associate head coach Joe Dubuque was a two-time NCAA Champion at Indiana in 2005 and 2006 at 125 lbs.
-Princeton assistant coach Nate Jackson was a two-time All-American in his collegiate career at Indiana, placing at the NCAA Championships in 2016 and 2017. He is the Hoosiers’ most recent All-American.
-Friday’s dual will also be Princeton’s first dual of the season. So far, the Tigers have only competed in their own Princeton Open.
-Princeton had a very impressive 2021-22 campaign. The Tigers accumulated a 6-5 record, a third place finish at the EIWA Championships and a 16th place spot at the NCAA Championships.
-Princeton returns much of that depth with seven ranked wrestlers in this year’s starting lineup.
-Two of those wrestlers were not only All-Americans, but NCAA Finalists in 2022. No. 2 ranked Patrick Glory and No.1 ranked Quincy Monday finished second at 125 and 157 lbs., respectively.
-Luke Stout (No. 17 at 197) and Matt Cover (No. 21 at HWT) round out the Tigers’ top wrestlers of their probables for this Friday.
-Princeton had six NCAA qualifiers in the 2021-2022 season.
BLACK KNIGHT INVITE:
-The Hoosiers have a quick turnaround after hosting Princeton Friday as the prestigious Black Knight Invite awaits.
-The invite will last all day and have a single bracket at each weight class.
-In addition to Indiana and Army, other teams competing include Buffalo, Brown, Bloomsburg, Campbell, Central Michigan, Columbia, Hofstra and Penn State.
-This will be Indiana’s first time back at the Black Knight Invite since 2019.
125: Jacob Moran
133: Henry Porter
141: No. 23 Cayden Rooks
149: Graham Rooks/Nico Bolivar
157: Derek Gilcher
165: Robert Major/Clayton Fielden
174: No. 17 D.J. Washington
184: Drayton Harris
197: Nick Willham
PURDUE SCORES 100 IN WIN OVER SIUE
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team moved to a 3-0 on the year as it rolled to a 100-58 win over Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday night at Mackey Arena. Four Boilermakers finished in double figures, led by Abbey Ellis’ 29 points.
The Boilermakers hit the century mark for the second time under head coach Katie Gearlds, dominating on both ends of the floor against SIUE (0-3) with a 56.5% field goal percentage to the Cougar’s 33.9% clip.
Ellis notched her highest tally as a Boilermaker on 9-of-11 shooting with a trio of triples. The Australian international also went a perfect 8-for-8 at the line. Transfer duo Lasha Petree and Caitlyn Harper went for their third double-figure games with 17 and 15, respectively, while Jeanae Terry hit double digits for the first time this season with 17.
The Boilermakers worked the ball inside for 58 points in the paint, the most of the Gearlds era and matching SIUE’s total point output for the night. The defense forced 25 turnovers, recording 14 steals, and scoring 42 points off SIUE miscues.
Purdue also handled both ways of the transition game, outpacing SIUE 23-2 in transition.
The Boilermakers set the tone in the first half outscoring the Cougars 52-19. Purdue shot 62.5% from the field with just three 3-pointers, while pounding the ball inside for 32 points. Ellis went 6-of-7 for 15 points in the opening 20 minutes.
Ellis led the way in the first quarter with 10 points, as Purdue matched the program record for most points in an opening period with 29. After the Cougars opened the game with a 3-pointer, Purdue immediately jumped out on a 12-point run that grew to 20 by the end of the frame.
Ellis dropped the most points by a Boilermaker off the bench since 2009. She is the sixth player from the Big Ten to not start a game and score 29 points in that same timespan. In addition to her efficient night shooting, just two misses with one from behind the arc, the senior added a pair of rebounds and two steals.
Purdue’s defense notched 14 steals Thursday night. Jeanae Terry and Jayla Smith led the way with four each. Smith matched her career high from her Purdue debut last season at Western Kentucky. Lasha Petree came away with a trio of swipes, while Rickie Woltman added one. Purdue’s 42 points off turnovers were the most under Gearlds.
• Purdue leads the all-time series with SIUE 3-0.
• Freshman Addison Potts scored her first points as a Boilermaker.
• All 12 dressed Boilermakers entered the game.
• The Boilermakers’ lead at the end of the game was their largest.
• Purdue is now 4-2 under Gearlds when holding a team to single-digit scoring in a quarter.
• The Boilermakers knocked down 25 free throws in the win, their highest amount since making 26 against Green Bay in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
• Purdue scored 20 or more points off turnovers for the sixth time under Gearlds to remain undefeated when accomplishing that feat.
Purdue will close out its four-game homestand to start the year with a 2 p.m. tip against Indiana State on Sunday.
HOT-SHOOTING @BUTLERMBB TAKES 95-67 WIN OVER SAINT FRANCIS (PA.)
Butler shot 70 percent from the field in coasting to a 95-67 win over visiting Saint Francis (Pa.) Thursday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Chuck Harris led the Bulldogs with 22 points as the team improved to 2-1 on the season. Saint Francis is now 1-3.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE:
The Bulldogs shot 70.4 percent from the field (38-54), which was the highest percentage by the team since shooting 71.9 percent (41-57) against Maine Nov. 15, 2014 (a Butler record).
Harris added a career-high seven assists; Butler assisted on 21 of their 38 makes.
Butler shot 8-for-15 from behind the arc (53 percent).
The Bulldogs had 56 points in the paint and 28 fast-break points.
Joining Harris in double figures were Eric Hunter Jr. (18), Jayden Taylor (15), and Simas Lukosius (15).
Lukosius has posted double figures in each of the Bulldogs’ three games this season. He set a career-high with six assists Thursday night.
A 16-2 run (part of a stretch featuring nine straight made shots) late in the first half turned a one-point Saint Francis lead (29-28) with 5:40 remaining into a 44-31 Butler lead with 11 seconds remaining in the half; Butler would lead by 11 at intermission.
Butler extended its lead to 20 (66-46) with 12:40 remaining in the game before an 11-0 run eventually pulled Saint Francis back within single digits at 66-57. The lead was back to 24 within four minutes of that point and the game was put away.
Josh Cohen led Saint Francis with 18 points and seven rebounds.
Butler is 66-2 over its last 68 non-conference home games
Taylor and Lukosius combined to score the first 20 points of the game for Butler.
The outing was Harris’s 11th career 20-point scoring game.
Myles Tate came off the bench to score eight points, his high since March 6, 2021 at Creighton prior to tearing his ACL the next week in the 2021 BIG EAST Tournament.
Pierce Thomas had a team-best six rebounds Thursday night and has had at least five rebounds in each of the Bulldogs’ three games this season.
Manny Bates was limited to only 21 minutes (including just six in the first half) due to foul trouble, totaling eight points and four rebounds. He made all four of his attempts from the field.
Bates had three blocks for the third consecutive game.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs have a 48-hour turnaround, hosting The Citadel Saturday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. tip, which will also air on FS2.
BALL STATE DEFEATS @BUTLERUWBB ON THURSDAY NIGHT 84-68
MUNCIE – The Ball State Cardinals handed Butler an 84-68 loss on Thursday night at Worthen Arena. The Bulldogs are now 1-2 at the start of the young season while BSU improves to 2-1.
Stat of the Game
Ball State outscored Butler 52-35 in the second half. The Cardinals also made more free throws (16) than Butler attempted (10).
– McLimore and Meulemans hit back-to-back 3-pointers to give BU a quick 6-0 lead
– BU dishes out four assists on their first five field goals while shooting 55.6%
– Butler leads Ball State 12-11 at the first media timeout
– Ball State uses a 5-0 run to grab a 17-14 lead
– BU counters with a 7-0 run
– McLimore gives BU seven first quarter points
– Butler leads Ball State 21-17 after the first quarter
– Clephane gives BSU a one-point lead at 24-23
– McLimore’s step back jumper is the only BU field goal over the opening five minutes (1-8)
– Strande hits a 3-pointer to tie it at 26-26
– Meulemans adds a triple to push the BU lead to 31-29
– Clephane hits at the buzzer to get the Cards within one at 33-32
– Ball State opens the quarter on a 7-2 run
– Butler regains the lead on a dribble drive from Carrothers (40-39)
– Cardinals lead 45-40 at the media timeout
– BSU outscores BU 26-15 in the third to own a 10-point lead
– McLimore has a season-high 16 points heading to the fourth
– Parkinson calls a timeout with 7:46 to play
– Carrothers scores six points in just over three minutes to give her 12 in the game
– 9-0 run gives BSU a 20-point lead
Inside the Box Score
– First road game of the season
– Ball State applied a full court press which helped create 21 BU turnovers
– Rachel McLimore made half of her field goals (7-14) for a season-high 16 points
– Jessica Carrothers had her best game as a Bulldog with 14 points
– Kelsy Taylor led Butler with seven rebounds
– Anna Mortag was the BU assist leader with four
– Butler shot 47 percent from the field (26-55)
– The Bulldogs buried eight 3-pointers
– Ally Becki led Ball State with 18 points
– Former Bulldog Alex Richard scored 10 points in 12 minutes
– Madelyn Bischoff hit three 3-pointers for BSU
Butler will have the weekend off and return to action on Monday, Nov. 21. The Bulldogs will host Tennessee State at 7 PM. Fans can stream the game live on FloSports.com.
BUTLERVB TO END REGULAR SEASON WITH HOME MATCHES VS. PROVIDENCE AND UCONN
INDIANAPOLIS – The final weekend of the regular season is here for the Butler volleyball team. The Bulldogs will host the Friars on Friday with an early 12 PM start. Sunday’s 1 PM start against UConn will be picked up by BEDN. That match is Senior Day for Megan Sheridan, Elana Brueggemann, Maddie Renn and Marisa Guisti.
– Cora Taylor (33 assists and 12 digs) recorded a double-double last time out against Georgetown.
– Taylor ranks sixth in assists per set (9.64) in the BIG EAST.
– The Bulldogs had a season-high 13 service aces last time the faced Providence. They haven’t reached that number since 2014 against DePaul.
– Butler is second in the BIG EAST in blocks per set (2.34) and third in opponent hitting percentage (.195).
– Butler’s hitting percentage of .248 last weekend against Georgetown was the best they’ve hit in the past six matches and their third best during conference play.
– Jaymeson Kinley is just 60 digs away from tying her own single-season school record of 610 digs that she set last season.
– Marisa Guisti ranks second in the conference in blocks per set (1.13).
– Maddie Renn leads the Bulldogs in service aces with 22.
– Renn (4) and Taylor (6) combined for 10 service aces last week in matches vs. Nova and Georgetown.
– Mariah Grunze has had 10+ kills in her last eight games. Grunze ranks eighth in the BIG EAST in kills per set (3.35).
– Butler is still undefeated against Providence, holding a 16-0 all-time record against the Friars.
– UConn took a 2-1 lead in the all-time series against the Bulldogs with their win in the first meeting this year.
BIG EAST Standings
Creighton 16-0, 24-3
Marquette 15-1, 24-2
Xavier 11-5, 18-8
UConn 10-7, 16-12
St. John’s 8-8, 17-12
Butler 8-8, 14-14
Seton Hall 5-11, 14-14
DePaul 5-11, 9-19
Villanova 5-11, 9-19
Providence 4-13, 12-17
Georgetown 2-14, 4-23
SCOUTING PROVIDENCE: The Friars remain in 10th in the conference standings after falling to UConn 3-0. Wednesday’s loss to the Huskies moves their conference record to 4-13 and 12-17 overall. Two of their four conference wins came against Georgetown (3-2, 3-2) with the other two coming against DePaul (3-1) and Xavier (3-1). Three of those wins came at home. In their conference losses, the Friars have been swept seven times and have only taken one team to a fifth set (Seton Hall).
Providence leads all BIG EAST teams in service aces (185) and services aces per set (1.7). They are led by Mackenzie Taylor who is third in the conference in digs per set (4.55).
BUTLER AT PROVIDENCE (OCT. 22): Butler took home the win last time out against Providence (25-16, 25-18, 22-25, 25-20). Butler held the Friars to a .193 hitting percentage and only allowed one service ace. Megan Sheridan, Amina Shackelford and Mariah Grunze all had double-digit kills for Butler with 11, 14, and 13 respectively.
Butler had a season-high 13 service aces, led by Jaymeson Kinley and Cora Taylor who each had three. Shackelford’s 14 kills came on just 27 swings as she finished with a .407 hitting percentage.
SCOUTING UCONN: After their win against Providence, the Huskies move to 10-7 in the conference and 16-12 overall. UConn sits at fourth in the BIG EAST standings. After going winless in their first five conference games, UConn has now won nine of their last 11 games. Those two losses came at the hands of the two conference leaders in Creighton and Marquette. The Huskies are just 4-8 away from home this season.
UConn ranks third in blocks per set (2.2) and fourth in kills per set (13.1). Madi Whitmire leads the team in assists per set (10.04) and is fourth in the conference.
BUTLER AT UCONN (OCT. 21): UConn swept the Bulldogs in their last meeting (25-15, 25-23, 25-22). Caylee Parker recorded 16 kills for the Huskies while Madi Whitmire had 43 assists. The Bulldogs only managed 30 kills on a .180 hitting percentage. Grunze’s 10 kills led them.
Mariah Grunze (10 kills, 10 digs) and Cora Taylor (26 assists, 10 digs) posted double-doubles.
Championship Qualifiers: The newly-expanded six-team BIG EAST Volleyball Championship field is set. From November 23-26, No. 12 Creighton, No. 17 Marquette, Xavier, UConn, St. John’s and Butler will battle in Omaha for the BIG EAST volleyball crown. While seeding remains dependent on this upcoming week’s results, Creighton and Marquette have secured the top two spots and, therefore, a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
This is Butler’s first BIG EAST Tournament appearance since 2017. Butler went 23-8 overall that year with a 13-5 mark against conference foes. They lost 3-1 in the postseason to Marquette in Milwaukee.
REWRITE THE RECORD BOOK: Jaymeson Kinley set a school record last year with 610 digs in a single-season. She has 550 this year with at least three matches to play. In order for Kinley to reach 600 in back-to-back seasons, she will need to average 17 digs per match. To set a new school record, Kinley will need to average 20.
Kinley has 1,386 career digs at Butler. She ranks 10th all-time at BU and needs 21 digs to move into ninth, 41 for eighth and 51 for seventh.
BIG EAST LEADER: Jaymeson Kinley leads the BIG EAST Conference and ranks 11th in the NCAA in digs per set (5.39).
Kinley’s 42 digs at Xavier were the second most in a single match by a Butler player in program history (45 by Jessica Taylor vs. UIC, Sept. 12, 1989).
TOURNAMENT TALK: Since joining the BIG EAST in 2013, Butler has made the conference tournament field two times. They were the No. 4 seed in 2013 and lost 3-1 vs. Marquette in Omaha. They played as the No. 3 seed in 2017 when they lost at Marquette.
Butler’s last conference tournament win came in 2011 when they beat Green Bay 3-1 as members of the Horizon League. Their last conference tournament title came in 2010.
UP NEXT: Tickets for the 2022 BIG EAST Volleyball Championship Presented by Jeep are now available to purchase. Hosted by Creighton, the event will run from Nov. 23-26 at the D.J. Sokol Arena in Omaha. Visit BIGEAST.com for more ticket information.
The No. 3 seed will take on the No. 6 seed, while the No. 4 seed will square off against the No. 5 seed; the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds will earn a bye. FS2 will air the final, while the first and semifinal rounds will stream on the BIG EAST Digital Network.
MEN’S BASKETBALL TO HOST FRANKLIN COLLEGE IN 2022-23 HOME OPENER
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI basketball team will host Franklin College at noon inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum on Saturday (Nov. 19) for its 2022-2023 home opener. Saturday’s game is Military Appreciation Day at the Coliseum as individuals with a valid military ID may receive up to four tickets at the box office on the day of the game. In addition, selected active and retired military personnel will be honored throughout the day.
On the court, a home game comes at an opportune time as the Jaguars try to snap a three-game skid to open the year. IUPUI (0-3) was upended at Chicago State earlier this week, 66-56, despite a career-high 17 points from sophomore Jlynn Counter and a first career double-double from Chris Osten (15 pts, 12 reb). The Jaguars were foiled by CSU’s hot shooting in the second half as the Cougars made 7-of-11 (63.6 percent) from three after halftime after making just one first half trey. IUPUI led 26-24 at intermission, but was outscored 44-32 after the break.
Counter hit 6-of-14 shots for his career-high 17 points and Osten was 6-of-9 from the floor, tallying 15 points. Freshman Vincent Brady II hit a career-high three threes to account for his nine points and classmate Amhad Jarrard closed with eight points.
For the season, Counter leads the team in scoring (13.7 ppg), assists (1.7 apg), minutes (27.7 mpg) and free throws made (13). Osten, a graduate transfer, checks in at 7.0 points and a team-high 6.7 rebounds per game and Brady is third on the team in scoring at 6.7 points per contest and has a team-high five treys.
IUPUI has started the season short-handed as junior Bryce Monroe has yet to make his season debut while freshman DJ Jackson and junior Cooper Dewitt missed the game at Chicago State as well.
“We’re excited to finally be playing at home. We’ve faced three tough opponents on the road in tough environments and we’re better now than we were two weeks ago. That said, we still have work to do it’s been good to be home and to get some good practices in. I think our guys are excited to take the court Saturday, be in our own locker room and be on our home floor and we hope to have a good number of fans in the stands to support us,” head coach Matt Crenshaw said.
– IUPUI returns just 9.1 points per game from a season ago as Crenshaw’s squad returns just two letterwinners in Boston Stanton III (4.7 ppg) and Carrasco (4.4 ppg). The 9.1 points per game are the fewest returning points in the country among the nation’s Division I programs.
IUPUI embark on a three-game trip to New Orleans for the Big Easy Classic, beginning with a Wednesday game (Nov. 23) against Denver at 4:00 p.m. inside UNO’s Lakefront Arena.
CITRON SHINES AS NOTRE DAME EARNS 92-58 VICTORY OVER NORTHWESTERN
The Truman State game had some offensive mishaps. The California game had some defensive mishaps. But on Thursday, both sides of the ball seemed to largely click for No. 9 Notre Dame women’s basketball, who moved to 3-0 on the season with a 92-58 victory over Northwestern (1-2).
Sonia Citron, the 2022 ACC Rookie of the Year, showed once again she can be one of the most complete guards in college basketball. The sophomore posted 24 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and a block. Citron was 8-10 on the night with a near-perfect 4-5 mark from behind the arc and a 6-6 first-half performance. It was her fifth career game with 20+ points.
“I talked earlier in the season about being more aggressive and confident,” Citron said after the game. “Personally, I think making my first shot always helps get me going.”
Citron’s run at the end of the first half was part of a collective effort from the Irish that saw them post a 64.3 percent success rate in the second quarter. In total, Notre Dame shot 45.1 percent on the night. They outscored Northwestern 46-32 in the paint and won the second-chance point battle 25-9.
Defensively, the Irish did not allow any Wildcats to enter double figures. Junior Maddy Westbeld continued to show defensive improvement, grabbing seven defensive rebounds and a blocked shot on the night.
It wasn’t all pretty for Karen & Kevin Keyes Family Head Coach Niele Ivey’s team, as the Irish posted their second consecutive game with at least 25 personal fouls. Further, there was jarring in the first half, which led to technical fouls on both Nat Marshall and Olivia Miles as well as Northwestern’s Hailey Weaver. Three Wildcats, including standout forward Caileigh Walsh, were ejected for leaving the bench during the altercation. Miles later picked up a second technical foul and missed the remainder of the game.
The sophomore guard did, however, finish with 21 points and went 9-9 from the free throw line. She had four steals and entered Wednesday’s game third in the ACC in the category.
There were a couple of firsts for Notre Dame on the night as well. Stanford graduate transfer Jenna Brown got her first bucket in an Irish uniform and finished with a total of three points. Also for the first time this season, all nine of Ivey’s scholarship players scored. In addition to Citron’s 24 points and Miles’ 21, center Lauren Ebo had 19 points of her own.
Finally, Chicago native Sarah Cernugel received some hometown love when she entered a game for the first time this year.
The Irish return to Purcell Pavilion for their next matchup, as they host Ball State (1-1) Sunday at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on the ACC Network.
DEFENSE SHINES IN WBB’S WIN OVER IN-STATE RIVAL BUTLER
MUNCIE, Ind. – As you would expect in any in-state rivalry game, the contest would become a hard-fought battle from start to finish. The Cardinals (2-1) succeeded in a lot of areas in tonight’s game but the one that stuck out most was their second half defense which led Ball State to an 84-68 victory over the Butler Bulldogs (1-2) Thursday night in Worthen Arena.
“Tonight’s game was a grind, and it was a beautiful grind,” Ball State head coach Brady Sallee said. “I am happy with the way we played tonight. We did a great job in the second half taking care of the ball. We went 9-3 in the turnover category and all the points that came as a result ended up getting us the big W.”
At the start of the game both teams were neck-and-neck which included four ties and eight lead changes. The Bulldogs took a slight 33-32 edge over the Cardinals at intermission.
After the break, Ball State made some minor adjustments to their defensive game, and it showed as the Cardinals turned up the aggressiveness which gave the Bulldogs some fits in the third and fourth quarters.
With the game knotted at 40 at the 6:09 mark in the third frame of action, Ball State closed out the quarter with an 18-8 scoring spree. The run was capped off by sophomore Alex Richard’s layup allowing Ball State to take a 10-point advantage (58-48) over Butler in the final stanza.
The Cardinals’ second half press adjustments, which were accompanied by some good ball handling, eventually led to Ball State’s largest cushion of the contest, a 21-point lead (82-61) after a Hana Mühl driving layup with 2:09 left in the contest.
For the game, Ball State had four players in double figures with sophomore Ally Becki leading the charge with 18 points, including 5-of-8 shooting from the field and a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe. Redshirt senior Anna Clephane scored in double digits for the third-straight game after registering 15 points on the night. Graduate senior Thelma Dis Agustsdottir and sophomore Madelyn Bischoff ended the night with 12 points apiece.
Ball State forced Butler to commit 21 turnovers on the night which turned into 20 points for the Cardinals. BSU also shot over 50 percent from the field and scored 36 points in the paint.
The Ball State women’s basketball team will continue non-conference action when it travels to ACC foe No. 9/11 Notre Dame Sunday for a 4 pm ET tipoff at the Joyce Center.
SYCAMORES SIGN EIGHT TO 2023 CLASS
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State softball has finalized their 2023 signing class, receiving National Letters of Intent from eight prep players, head coach Mike Perniciaro announced on Thursday. All eight in the incoming Sycamore class hail from the Hoosier state.
“This recruiting class addresses some important needs for our program. We have added more team speed along with some tremendous power bats in the lineup. Most importantly, these young women bring a winning mentality to our team as we are adding players who have competed and won at a high level including state championships. This winning attitude is what we are looking for to help continue to grow our program. We are excited to add these eight student-athletes and their families to the Sycamore softball family,” said Coach Perniciaro.
Kenzie Cornwell (Elwood, Ind.) attends Elwood High School where she hit .431 with 23 RBIs and a 1.147 OPS last season. She played her travel ball for Indiana Magic Gold. Cornwell is an outfielder.
Sophie Esposito (Carmel, Ind.) comes from Carmel High School. In 2022, she batted .485 with eight home runs, scoring 35 runs along the way for the Greyhounds. She was named. The MVP for the Carmel team and earned Second Team All-State honors. Esposito is an infielder.
Lauren Marsicek (Indianapolis, Ind.) comes to the Sycamores from Roncalli High School. She helped the Royals to a 33-0 season in 2022 where Roncalli won the Indiana Class 4A State Title. Her sister Mallory was a four-year starter for ISU softball from 2018-2021. Marsicek is an infielder.
Brianna Marx (Elberfeld, Ind.) attends Tecumseh High School where she hit .354 with a 1.014 OPS in 2022. Helping her team to a state runner-up finish, she also scored 41 runs while driving in 25. Marx is an infielder.
Abby Robakowski (South Bend, Ind.) is from New Prairie High School where she batted .451 with seven home runs while driving in 29 runs in 2022. She garnered MVP honors for the Northern Indiana Conference and was named Third Team All-State. Robakowski is a catcher/infielder.
Peyton Simmons (Terre Haute, Ind.) attends Terre Haute South High School where she hit .396 with eight home runs in 2022. She was named All-Conference in 2021 and 2022. Simmons is an infielder.
Annie Waggoner (Bedford, Ind.) goes to Bedford North Lawrence High School where she recorded a 1.31 ERA with 198 strikeouts in 150 innings in 2022. She was named First Team All-State and has helped lead her school to back-to-back sectional and regional championships.
Haley Webb (Fort Wayne, Ind.) comes from Columbia City High School where she hit. .268 with three home runs and 12 RBIs. Webb starred behind the plate, finishing 2022 with a .986 fielding percentage. In Webb’s junior season, she was named First Team All-Conference catcher as well as NE8 Catcher of the Year.
FB PREVIEW | SYCAMORES WELCOME MISSOURI STATE FOR 2022 SENIOR DAY
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State is home for the final time in the 2022 season as the Sycamores welcome Missouri State to Memorial Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff between the Sycamores and the Bears is set for 1 p.m. and will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.
Game Day Information and Activities
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Indiana State football will recognize the 2022 Senior Class in a pregame ceremony set to start at 12:35 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. Come out early to support the seniors in the final home game of their collegiate career.
Fan/Faculty Staff Appreciation Day
Indiana State Athletics will provide free hot chocolate at Saturday’s game while supplies last. All Indiana State Faculty and Staff will also receive free admission to Saturday’s game as our way of saying THANK YOU! Any guests of ISU Faculty or Staff are eligible to purchase tickets for just $5. Contact Austin Bishop at (812) 237-8972 to secure your tickets today.
Game Day Giveaway
Indiana State will hold a phone wallet giveaway to the first 100 fans at Saturday’s game.
Pacesetters Merchandise On Sale
Pacesetters will also feature Indiana State logo’d gear on sale outside Memorial Stadium. All merchandise will be 20% off inside the Pacesetters tent.
Tailgating and Clear Bag Policies
Indiana State Athletics announced updated tailgating and clear bag policies for the 2022-23 athletic year. The policies are consistent with other members in both the Missouri Valley Conference and Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Tailgating Policies | Clear Bag Policy
Weekly Game Notes
Missouri State at a Glance
Missouri State sat in the top-10 in all four of the major FCS preseason polls heading into the 2022 season. The Bears were picked fifth in both the Athlon Sports and the STATS Perform Top-25 polls. MSU was also picked sixth in the HERO Sports poll and eighth in the AFCA Preseason Top-25.
Overall, the Bears were picked third in the MVFC preseason poll as voted on by the league’s coaches, media, and SIDs. The Bears received 355 total points in the poll.
Quarterback Jason Shelley was the MVFC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and leads the conference in many offensive statistical categories.
The Bears nearly knocked off Arkansas early in the season before falling late to the Razorbacks, 38-27. Missouri State picked up a pair of MVFC wins in two of the last three weeks with victories at home against Western Illinois (64-14) and Youngstown State (25-22).
On This Date
Indiana State has played three games all-time on November 19 in program history. Each of the three contests have come at home dating back to 1949.
1949 – Hillsdale – L, 48-0
1994 – Youngstown State – L, 14-3
2011 – Southern Illinois – L, 35-28
Finish the Season Strong
One trademark of a Curt Mallory coached team has been their ability to finish the year strong. The Sycamores have closed out each of the last three seasons with wins, including last year’s season road finale at Illinois State on Nov. 20, 2021.
Oct. 20 at Southern Illinois W, 24-21
Oct. 27 at Youngstown State W, 43-17
Nov. 3 South Dakota W, 51-48 (3OT)
Nov. 10 #22 Illinois State W, 28-23
Nov. 17 Western Illinois W, 15-13
Nov. 16 Youngstown State W, 24-17
Nov. 23 at Missouri State W, 51-24
Nov. 20 at Illinois State W, 15-10
Nov. 12 at Western Illinois W, 21-0
SYCAMORES PUT TRIPLE DIGITS ON NDSU EN ROUTE TO THIRD STRAIGHT WIN
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Indiana State Sycamores scored early and often Thursday night as they improved to 3-0 this season with a 101-75 win over the visiting North Dakota State Bison at the Hulman Center.
The Sycamores scored first and never trailed for the second consecutive game, and their lead reached a game-high 35 points at 15:10 in the second half.
Reigning Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Courvoisier McCauley paced all scorers in the game with a DI career-high 30 points. Cooper Neese and Cameron Henry each joined McCauley in double-figures with 16 and 15 points, respectively, and 12 of 13 Sycamores who saw action scored in the game.
Four different Sycamores pulled down five rebounds each, and ISU dished out 19 assists while committing just three turnovers.
The Sycamores won the tip and Kailex Stephens opened the scoring in the game with a putback on ISU’s first possession, and McCauley later sparked a 9-0 run with back-to-back buckets that pushed ISU’s lead to 10 points at 15-5 less than five minutes into the game. Neese and McCauley connected on back-to-back triples just two minutes later, and by the 13:06 mark, McCauley was already in double-figures with 12 points as the Sycamores led 25-11.
Stephens later ignited an 11-0 run for ISU with a 3-pointer at 4:35, and the Sycamores led 45-24 by the end of the run. ISU held the Bison to just two points in the last six minutes of the first half, and went into the break up 49-29.
Indiana State went on an 18-2 run spanning 2:55 early in the second half, and in that span the Sycamores were 6-for-6 from the field including 4-of-4 from distance. McCauley closed out that run with back-to-back triples to put ISU up by a game-high 35 points at 69-35 with 15:10 to play.
The Bison responded with a 9-0 run to cut their deficit down to 23 midway through the frame, but ISU rattled off 12 straight points, capped once again by a McCauley triple, to extend the lead back out to 86-51 with 7:46 remaining. Masen Miller and Zach Hobbs each connected on a triple within less than a minute of each other, and with less than two minutes to go, Xavier Bledson knocked down a pair of free throws and hit a bucket to get the Sycamores past the century mark.
Inside the Numbers
ISU outshot its opponent for the third straight game, shooting 49.3 percent from the field compared to NDSU’s 41.5 percent. The Sycamores also connected on twice as many triples as the Bison. In the first half, ISU outshot NDSU 55.9 percent to 32.3 percent.
In committing just three turnovers, ISU conceded just four points off turnovers while forcing 15 Bison turnovers and scoring 21 points off of them.
The Sycamores outscored the Bison in the paint (38-30), off second chances (8-5), and fast breaks (13-11).
Six different Sycamores connected from distance, led by McCauley with six triples, as many as NDSU as a whole team.
News & Notes
The Sycamores scored 107 points against Midway on Dec. 29, 2021, but Thursday night was the first time ISU scored 100 or more points against a Division I team in regulation since Feb. 2, 1985. ISU scored 102 in a double overtime win against Eastern Illinois Dec. 19, 1999.
ISU is 3-0 to start the season for the first time since 2011-12 when the Trees opened the season 5-0. The Sycamores have scored 80 or more points in all three wins and are outscoring their opponent by more than 21 through the first three games.
Courvoisier McCauley’s 30 points surpassed his Division I career-high by nine points, and he is averaging 22.5 points through ISU’s first three games. He shot 10-of-15 from the field with six triples alongside a tied team-high five boards, four assists, and two steals.
True freshmen Robbie Avila and Rob Martin each made their Sycamore debut. Avila went 3-of-6 from the field with a pair of assists and a block while Martin dished out an assist and pulled down a board.
The Sycamores head to the Sunshine State to compete in the Gulf Coast Showcase Nov. 21-23 at Hertz Arena in Estero, Fla. ISU opens its run in the tournament against East Carolina Monday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Game times and opponents for Tuesday and Wednesday are TBA. All games will be streamed on FloSports. Other teams competing include Toledo, Kansas City, Drexel, UT Arlington, Northern Kentucky, and Florida Gulf Coast.
PURDUE FORT WAYNE WBB WELCOMES WOODSON AND SCHWIETERMAN
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Maria Marchesano welcomed two players into her program this signing period with Erin Woodson and Renna Schwieterman signing NLIs.
“As a staff we are so excited about the two ladies we are getting in our ’23 class,” Marchesano said. “Both girls have their different strengths, but the common trait they have between them is that they play so hard on both ends of the floor and don’t take plays off. They both play with a chip on their shoulder and it doesn’t matter who they’re facing, they’re the same game in and game out.
Woodson (6-0, Guard) comes from Richmond, Virginia where she played for Saint Gertrude High School. She passed the 1,000-point mark as a junior after averaging 21.6 points per game in her third season. She also added 7.7 rebounds, 3.7 steals and 3.4 assists per game in her most recent season. Woodson was named First Team All-State by the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association after earning First Team All-Conference and First Team All-Metro. She was the Saint Gertrude Athlete of the Year and was the MVP for the STATVA Tournament and Benedictine Capital City Classic Tournament. Woodson is ranked the fifth-best shooting guard and No. 25 player overall in the state by Prep Girls Hoops Virginia. The High Honors student led the Gators to the state championship in 2021 and the state semifinal the year after. She played AAU ball for Adidas Elevate Elite, leading her team to a No. 6 ranking in the U-17 circuit.
“Erin has a pure stroke and a sneaky knack at being in the right spot on the defensive end,” Marchesano said. “Every time we see Erin play she gets better and better and we are excited to watch her develop in our systems.”
Schwieterman (6-0, Forward) is a Jay County High School product that averaged 17.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game last season. She was most recently named an Indiana Junior All-Star last spring. Schwieterman is a three-time First Team All-Conference selection and a two-time Hilliard Gates MVP in the Allen County Athletic Conference. She was also picked as an Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass All-State honoree in 2020-21, then followed it up with a First Team All-State honor for all players in 2021-22. Schwieterman led her team to the Allen County Athletics Conference title in 2020-21 and 2021-22. She is a member of the student council and National Honor Society. She also played softball and was a Second-Team All-Conference selection in 2021. The dual-sport athlete played club ball with Always 100 from 2018-22.
“Getting a local Indiana All-Star in Renna is a huge get for our program,” Marchesano said. “Renna brings a versatile ‘position-less’ game to our program along with good size, strength and athleticism. Her competitive nature is contagious and she’s fun to watch.”
Woodson and Schwieterman will join the Mastodons in the summer of 2023. The current Mastodons are in action on Thursday (Nov. 17) with Chicago State visiting the Gates Sports Center.
‘DONS USE LONG BALL EARLY TO TAKE DOWN CHICAGO STATE
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne’s women’s basketball knocked down a season-high 13 3-pointers en route to a blowout 86-52 win over the visiting Chicago State Cougars on Thursday (Nov. 17).
The Mastodons’ 34-point margin of victory was their largest against a Division I foe since an 89-43 victory over Centenary on January 31, 2011.
Junior Amellia Bromenschenkel continued her torrid start to the season, leading the Mastodons with 21 points to the tune of 9-of-14 shooting from the floor and 3-of 6 shooting from downtown. Bromenschenkel added a season-high eight rebounds. She is the first Mastodon to average 20 points per game or better over the first four games in a season since Mastodon Hall of Famer Stephanie Rosado did to start 2010-11.
Defensively, Purdue Fort Wayne forced the Cougars into 27 turnovers, marking the second consecutive game that the Mastodon’s have forced 25-plus turnovers. This is the first season since 2006-07, and just the third time since moving Division I, that Purdue Fort Wayne has forced three different opponents into 27 or more turnovers, and it only took the Mastodons four games to do it.
Purdue Fort Wayne was able to convert those 27 Cougar turnovers into 34 points. The Mastodons also limited Chicago State to just 38.8 percent shooting from the field (19-of-49).
After the Cougars took a brief 13-12 lead with under three minutes to play in the opening period, the Mastodons used a flurry of triples during a decisive 21-4 run that blew the game open. Purdue Fort Wayne hit 10 of its 13 3-pointers in the first half and led 47-28 at the intermission.
Seven different players made a 3-pointer in Thursday night’s win, while five different players made multiple triples. Shayla Sellers and Riley Ott joined Bromenschenkel in double figures, scoring 12 and 10 points apiece. As a team, the ‘Dons were 19-of-21 from the free throw line.
With Thursday’s victory, Purdue Fort Wayne improves to 3-1 while Chicago State drops to 0-4. The Mastodons will return to action on Monday (Nov. 21) against the Norfolk State Spartans in the first of three games at the Hostilo Community Classic in Savannah, Georgia. The ‘Dons will also play Marshall (Nov. 22) and UT Martin (Nov. 23) while in Georgia.
‘DONS HEAD WEST TO NORTHWESTERN FOR FRIDAY NIGHT TILT
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Mastodon men’s basketball team plays their second Big Ten team in four games as they travel to Northwestern on Friday (Nov. 18).
Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (2-1) at Northwestern (3-0)
When: Friday, November 8 | 8:00 PM ET
Where: Evanston, Ill. | Welsh-Ryan Arena
Live Stats: Link
TV: BTN+ ($)
Radio: 1380 AM The Fan | Listen
Game Notes (PDF): Purdue Fort Wayne | Northwestern
‘DONS & ENDS
// The Mastodons have recorded double-digit offensive rebounds in every game this season. The ‘Dons had 15 at Michigan, 11 vs. SIUE and 15 vs. Manchester. The ‘Dons had 10 total games of double-digit offensive boards last season. The last time they had three straight games of double-digit offensive rebounds was the 2019-20 season when they had a stretch of nine straight games.
// Deonte Billups is 9-of-16 from three over the Mastodons’ last two games.
// Monday’s 80-point margin of victory over Manchester was the largest in program history.
// The Mastodons had six in double-figures on Monday vs. Manchester, the last time they did so was last season against Michigan-Dearborn on Jan. 17, 2022.
// The ‘Dons tied a school record with 21 3-pointers on Monday vs. Manchester.
// Quinton Morton-Robertson is averaging a team-best 14.7 points per game. He totaled 26 vs. Manchester. He became the first ‘Don to make eight 3-pointers in a game since the 2015-16 season.
// All five starters scored in double-digits in the win over SIUE.
// The ‘Dons are second in the nation in 3-pointers per game (14.3) and 20th in rebounds per game (45.6).
// Friday’s game is part of the Cancun Challenge. The ‘Dons will head to Cancun next week for a pair of games. First up is a contest with Eastern Michigan. Then the ‘Dons will play either Southern Miss or Winthrop.
// The ‘Dons have 10 players averaging 13 or more minutes per game.
// Jarred Godfrey (1,640), Damian Chong Qui (1,311) and Anthony Roberts (1,327) have each scored 1,000 career NCAA points. Deonte Billups (815) and Bobby Planutis (905) could enter that group this season.
// Jon Coffman owns a 141-115 career record. He is already the Mastodons’ all-time leader in Division I coaching victories. He is nearing the program record for career wins. That total is held by Andy Piazza who went 142-108 with the ‘Dons from 1987 to 1996.
// Purdue Fort Wayne was picked to win the Horizon League in the preseason poll. The ‘Dons tied with Northern Kentucky for the first spot.
// The Mastodon roster has an average age of 21. The ‘Dons have a 35 combined seasons of NCAA collegiate experience.
// The 2022-23 roster features student-athletes from Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina and the Bahamas.
ANDERSON COLLECTS ALL-OVC HONOR
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Ohio Valley Conference announced Wednesday evening that junior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois) has earned the first All-OVC award in University of Southern Indiana Volleyball history. Anderson was named to the All-OVC Second Team after receiving votes from the league’s head coaches and communications directors.
The two-time All-Great Lakes Valley Conference award recipient collects her first postseason honor in the NCAA Division I era as a Screaming Eagle after tallying the sixth-most kills in the conference with 347. To go along with her offensive abilities at the net, Anderson nabbed a team-high 316 digs and 28 aces to pair with 53 blocks.
In 107 sets played, Anderson was able to secure 14 double-doubles with 20 double-digit kill performances and 17 double-digit dig showings. She collected a career-high 26 kills in the match against the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on October 22 before receiving a season-high 20 digs in the final match of the season against Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on November 12. She ended the 2022 campaign on a 10-match double-digit kills streak where she accumulated 153 kills.
In a historic season, Anderson was able to reach three milestones in her fourth year at USI. She became the 15th player to reach the 1,000-kill plateau and the 13th player to earn 1,000 career digs, making her the fifth player in program history to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a career. Anderson finished the season third in service aces with 167, seventh in kills with 1,231, and 10th in digs with 1,106 all-time.
Eastern Illinois University’s Giovana Larregui Lopez received the most votes and was named OVC Player of the Year. Tennessee Tech University’s Jordan Karlen was voted as OVC Setter and Freshman of the Year while Southeast Missouri State University’s Tara Beilsmith tallied OVC Defensive Player of the Year. University of Tennessee at Martin’s head coach Jaclynn Wilson received the OVC Coach of the Year honor after leading the Skyhawks to an OVC regular season championship.
The Eagles ended the year with a 1-28 overall record, going 1-17 within the conference. USI earned its only win against former GLVC foe, Lindenwood University on September 30, 3-0. The Eagles also missed the cut to participate in the OVC Volleyball Championships this year after placing 10th in the league.
2022 All-Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Teams
(voted on by the league’s head volleyball coaches and communications directors)
Johanna Alcantara, Tennessee State
Zoey Beasley, Southeast Missouri
Tara Beilsmith, Southeast Missouri
Bridget Bessler, Morehead State
Taylor Dorsey, Tennessee Tech
Kaitlyn Flynn, Eastern Illinois
Abby Hulsman, Morehead State
Maddie Isringhausen, Tennessee Tech
Jordan Karlen, Tennessee Tech
Giovana Larregui Lopez, Eastern Illinois
Gina Rivera-Ortiz, Tennessee State
Karen Scanlon, UT Martin
Mackenzie Sifuentes, Lindenwood
Logan Wallick, UT Martin
Leah Anderson, Southern Indiana
Skylar Boom, Tennessee Tech
DaeDrianna Cail, Little Rock
Kennedy Davis, Tennessee State
Christina Martinez-Mundo, Eastern Illinois
Irene Wogenstahl, Morehead State
Sydney Wyman, Morehead State
OVC Player of the Year: Giovana Larregui Lopez, Eastern Illinois
OVC Freshman of the Year: Jordan Karlan, Tennessee Tech
OVC Defensive Player of the Year: Tara Beilsmith, Southeast Missouri
OVC Setter of the Year: Jordan Karlen, Tennessee Tech
OVC Coach of the Year: Jaclynn Wilson, UT Martin
VOLLEYBALL SET FOR 2022 MVC CHAMPIONSHIP
Valparaiso (21-9, 9-9 MVC)
at MVC Championship – Evansville, Ind.
Sunday, Nov. 20 – vs. Murray State (12-16, 8-10 MVC) – 6 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 21 – vs. UIC (21-9, 13-5 MVC) – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 22 – vs. Drake (25-6, 16-2 MVC) – 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 23 – Title match – 4 p.m.
Next Up For Valpo Volleyball: The Valpo volleyball team heads to the Missouri Valley Conference Championship in Evansville early next week. With this season’s new tournament format, the sixth-seeded Beacons will have to win four matches in four days to claim the tournament title, starting with a Sunday evening matchup against seventh-seeded Murray State.
Previously: After dropping the first two sets Wednesday night in the regular season finale against UIC, Valpo held off multiple match point chances by the Flames in set three to force a fourth set and had two opportunities to send the match to a fifth set, but eventually succumbed, 3-1. Mallory Januski set a career high in the kills column with 16.
Looking Ahead: The winner of the tournament earns the MVC’s automatic bid to the 2022 NCAA Tournament. The NIVC is also a potential postseason landing spot for Valley teams.
Following the Beacons: Every tournament match will be broadcast live on ESPN+ and have live stats available via ValpoAthletics.com.
Head Coach Carin Avery: In her 21st season as head coach at Valparaiso, Carin Avery has won 470 matches (470-226, .675) at the helm of the program and has led Valpo to three league regular season and tournament titles. The program has made five postseason appearances under Avery, including three NCAA Tournament appearances, and advanced to the championship match of the 2021 NIVC. A two-time Mid-Con Coach of the Year, Avery has coached 58 All-League recipients over her tenure at Valpo, which has spanned three different conferences. She is Valpo’s all-time leader in both victories and winning percentage, and owns a 525-250 (.677) record overall as a head coach.
Series History: Murray State – 5-1 overall; 5-1 under Coach Avery; 1-1 in MVC.
10/7 – W 3-0 at Valpo – Hickey 21 digs, Ravotto 17 digs.
11/5 – L 3-2 at Murray – Januski 13 blocks, Boyer 11 kills/6 blocks, Hickey 30 digs.
UIC – 31-26 overall (most common opponent in program history); 22-7 under Coach Avery; 0-2 in MVC.
9/26 – L 3-0 at UIC – Hickey 14 digs, Januski 4 blocks.
11/16 – L 3-1 at Valpo – Januski 16 kills/.556/4 blocks, Grant 12 kills/.323/9 digs.
Drake – 13-5 overall; 12-4 mark under Coach Avery; 9-3 since joining the MVC.
9/24 – W 3-2 at Valpo – Strongman 12 kills/.500/5 blocks, Ravotto 15 kills/15 digs
10/14 – L 3-1 at Drake – Hickey 24 digs, Ravotto 11 kills/15 digs
Another 20-Win Campaign: With their win over Belmont in early November, the Beacons reached the 20-win mark this season. It’s a milestone that has become routine for the program, yet still impressive in its totality as Valpo has now won 20 or more matches in 17 of Carin Avery’s 21 seasons as head coach. Even more remarkably, one of the four seasons Valpo didn’t reach 20 wins was the shortened spring 2021 campaign, when the program played just 20 matches total. The Beacons have also secured their 19th winning season in Avery’s 21 seasons at the helm.
Top Half Finishes: In addition to the 20-win season, the Beacons also secured a top-half finish in the MVC standings with their home win over Bradley. Valpo has now finished in the top-half of the Valley standings in each of its six years in the conference, the only MVC program to accomplish that feat – Illinois State had finished top-half each of the last five years, but dropped out of the top-six this season. Going back further, Valpo has posted top-half conference finishes in 20 of Avery’s 21 seasons – as well as qualifying for the conference tournament in each of her 21 seasons – and 29 of the last 30 years overall.
Tournament History: The Beacons enter the 2022 MVC Championship with a 3-4 record since joining the Valley in conference tournament play. Valpo has won its opening round matchup in each of its last three appearances at the tournament, all of which have come against teams within one seed of it entering the tournament. Valpo has then fallen to the tournament’s top seed in all three of those instances. Valpo did not compete at the spring 2021 tournament after qualifying as the fifth seed, as it was forced to withdraw due to COVID-19 issues.
Hickey Leads the Valley: For the third consecutive season, a Valpo libero will led the Missouri Valley Conference in digs/set, but this year, it is a new face in freshman Emma Hickey. Hickey concluded the regular season atop the Valley in digs both overall (5.73/set) and in MVC-only play (6.00/set). In the regular season finale against UIC, Hickey surpassed Rylee Cookerly for both Valpo and MVC freshman records for digs in a season, as she enters the MVC Championship with 687 digs this year – a mark which ranks fifth in Valpo history overall and 10th in MVC history overall. The rookie posted consistent dig totals throughout Valley play, tallying at least 14 in every match and hitting the 20-dig mark in 15 of 18 matches – highlighted by a 42-dig performance against Bradley, one off Valpo’s single-match record and the highest dig total by a Valley player in the last two seasons.
And Stands Out Nationally: Hickey’s gaudy digs average of 5.73 digs/set is good for fourth nationally, while her 687 total digs are third-most in the nation – just 10 shy of the top spot. No other Division I freshman is within 200 digs of Hickey’s total this season, while only one other freshman ranks among the nation’s top-60 in digs/set this year. With at least one match remaining, Hickey already ranks sixth among D-I freshmen in total digs during their rookie year over the last 12 seasons, just 10 away from third.
Januski Takes Her Shot: Junior middle Mallory Januski bided her time behind a pair of All-Conference middles in her first two seasons at Valpo, but given the opportunity this year to run with a starting role, Januski has taken full advantage. She leads the team and ranks fourth in the Valley with a .369 hitting percentage, a mark which is poised to smash the program’s single-season record. Januski also ranks sixth in the Valley with an even one block per set. Offensively, Januski enters the MVC Championship coming off a career-best 16 kills on .556 hitting on Wednesday against UNI, while her defensive campaign was highlighted by a monster 13-block performance at Murray State, a program record for the 25-point era.
Setting Things Up: Junior setter Victoria Bulmahn became just the 11th player in program history to reach the 2,000-assist milestone for her career earlier this month at Belmont. Bulmahn is averaging 5.08 assists/set this year, while her cohort in the Beacons’ 6-2 offense, redshirt freshman Addy Kois, is averaging 5.51 assists/set. The duo has set the way all season long as Valpo is on pace to finish this season with the team’s best single-season hitting percentage since 2015.
Keeping Rallies Alive: Senior outside Bella Ravotto has become somewhat of a star on the NCAA Volleyball social media accounts, where she has been highlighted multiple times this season for ridiculous saves she’s made which have kept plays alive that Valpo would eventually win the point. But it’s her consistency in the back row that has been a key to the Beacons’ defensive prowess. Ravotto is averaging 3.25 digs/set on the year and has been in double figures in digs 21 times this year and 75 times for her career. Early this season, Ravotto became the 23rd player in program history to surpass 1,000 career digs. She enters the MVC Championship with 1,270 career digs, just one shy of 15th place in program history.
Players of the Week: Three Valpo players combined for a total of six MVC weekly honors this season. Emma Hickey picked up a team-best three awards – two Defensive Player of the Week and one Freshman of the Week. Mallory Januski was named Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week once apiece – the only MVC player to earn both honors this season. Bella Ravotto picked up Defensive Player of the Week honors early this season as well. In all, Valpo players have earned 27 weekly accolades from the conference office since joining the MVC prior to the 2017 season.
Digging Deep: Valpo continued its long tradition of strong back row play last fall, finishing 15th nationally and leading the MVC with 17.13 digs/set. The program has ranked among the top-30 nationally in digs/set in each of the last 11 seasons, highlighted by the 2017 campaign in which it led the nation with 20.03 digs/set. Other top finishes include third nationally in the spring 2021 season (20.37/set), a fourth-place rank in 2010 and a sixth-place finish in 2015. Since the move to 25-point scoring, only seven teams have averaged more than 20 digs/set over the course of a season, and Valpo is the only program to have done it twice. 2018 saw Valpo lead the nation with 2,613 total digs – a mark which set a program single-season record and a Division I record in the 25-point era. It’s been more of the same so far this year, as the Beacons are ranked fifth nationally and lead the MVC with 17.54 digs/set.
Rejection After Rejection: While Valpo’s dig totals are among the nation’s best year after year, the emergence of the Beacon block this season has helped bolster the defense as one of the conference’s best in opponent hitting percentage. Valpo is averaging 2.25 blocks/set on the year, a mark which rises to 2.38 blocks/set in MVC-only play. The 2.25 blocks/set currently ranks second in the 25-point era for a Valpo team, trailing only the 2013 squad.
So Much Balance: It just goes to show how balanced this year’s Valpo team is on the attack that no Valpo attacker ranks in the top-30 in the conference in kills/set. The Beacons’ top producer of kills per set so far this season, Bella Ravotto, averages 2.24 kills/set. Seven different players are averaging between 1.88 and 2.24 kills/set. The balance has been prevalent within MVC play as well, as eight different players are averaging at least 1.60 kills/set, led by Kara Cooper’s 2.09 kills/set.
Best Start: With the five-set win over UIW to open up the Roadrunner Classic, Valpo improved to 10-0 on the season, breaking a tie with the 2015 squad for the most consecutive wins to start a season in program history. The Beacons went on to start 12-0, the winningest start to a season by any current MVC program since Drake opened the 2010 campaign with 14 consecutive victories.
The Winning Streak: Of course, the 12-0 start meant that Valpo opened the season with 12 consecutive victories. This winning streak is one of six double-digit winning streaks in program history and stands alone as the fourth-longest all-time at Valpo. The 2004 team holds the program record with 14 consecutive wins, while the 2008 and 2014 squads both had streaks of 13 straight wins.
Winning Four Titles: Valpo’s win at the Roadrunner Classic gave this year’s team four in-season tournament titles this season, an unprecented accomplishment in the history of Valpo volleyball. Previously, Valpo had won three in-season tournaments on four occasions (2006, 2010, 2014, 2018). Valpo has now won 33 in-season tournament titles in head coach Carin Avery’s 21 seasons at the helm of the program, including its home tournament seven times (out of 11 opportunities). The team has won at least one tournament in 16 of her 21 seasons, and multiple tournaments 11 times. Those tournament titles have come in 14 different states, with the Roadrunner Classic the first in program history in Texas.
All-Tournament Honors: Setters Victoria Bulmahn and Addy Kois joined MVP Mallory Januski on the All-Tournament Team at the Roadrunner Classic for their work running the Valpo offense. Perhaps apropos given the balance of this year’s squad through the nonconference slate, nine different Beacons earned All-Tournament accolades at the three tournaments where an All-Tournament Team was named. Senior Gretchen Kuckkan was MVC of the Popcorn Classic and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by fellow seniors Maddy Boyer and Kara Cooper. On opening weekend at the Youngstown Invitational, sophomore Elise Swistek was awarded the MVP award, while senior Bella Ravotto and freshman Emma Hickey picked up All-Tournament accolades.
Looking Back at Last Season: Valpo enjoyed one of the top seasons in program history last year, finishing the campaign with a 26-10 record. The Beacons posted a 12-6 record in MVC action to finish tied for third place in the regular season standings – the program’s best record in conference play and best finish since joining the Valley. Valpo then earned a berth in the NIVC and swept each of its first four matches to advance to the tournament championship match. Haley Hart was a First Team All-MVC recipient, while Peyton McCarthy and Rylee Cookerly each earned Second Team All-MVC honors. Cookerly also became the first student-athlete in program history to be named a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American.
UE VOLLEYBALL ADDS TOP 100 RECRUIT CHLOE CLINE
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – The next recruiting class for University of Evansville head volleyball coach Fernando Morales has taken shape with the Purple Aces adding one of the top 100 high school players in the nation for the second year in a row.
Joining the UE program is Chloe Cline. The 6-foot-1 middle blocker comes to Evansville from Pleasant Valley (Iowa) High School where she was teammates with current Aces freshman Kora Ruff.
“Chloe is a great addition to our program, she is a hard working player who puts her team first all the time. It is no coincidence she got picked in the top 100 high school players with her work ethic and team mentality,” Morales exclaimed. “She played in high school with Kora so they will have that connection already set, plus she will graduate early and enroll in UE the Spring semester so she will be working with the team for 6-7 months before her first match. We can’t wait to have her in our gym!”
Cline was recognized by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) as a 2022 High School Second Team All-American. Both AVCA All-America Teams include 50 players. She garnered Iowa Class 5A All-State Volleyball First Team accolades earlier this week by the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.
As a senior at Pleasant Valley, Cline helped her team earn a spot in the Class 5A State Volleyball Championship. Cline accumulated 2.8 kills per set in her final high school season while adding 71 blocks and 36 aces. She hit .387.
KORA RUFF EARNS SECOND MVC FRESHMAN HONOR
ST. LOUIS – For the second time in the last four weeks, University of Evansville setter Kora Ruff has been recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference Freshman of the Week.
Evansville’s final match of the regular season saw Ruff finish with 55 assists and 10 digs. Her efforts saw Giulia Cardona pick up 24 kills while Alondra Vazquez recorded 19. UE has won seven matches in a row where Ruff has picked up at least 40 assists. Ruff picked up 10 digs in the win and contributed at least 7 in each Valley match during the season.
With 1,232 assists in her freshman campaign, Kora Ruff ranks fourth in the nation and second among all freshmen. Her average of 10.27 per set ranks fourth in the MVC but her efforts in the last 13 matches has been lights out – she has recorded 11.28 assists per set over that time.
She was previously named the MVC Freshman of the Week on October 31.
MEN’S BASKETBALL SET FOR SATURDAY NIGHT HOME DATE
Incarnate Word (1-2, 0-0 Southland)
at Valparaiso (1-2, 0-0 MVC)
Game No. 4 – Saturday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. CT
Athletics-Recreation Center (5,000) – Valparaiso, Ind.
Next Up in Valpo Basketball: The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team is all set to host a Saturday night home game at the Athletics-Recreation Center as Incarnate Word comes to town for the first ever matchup between the two teams. The Cardinals feature several Northwest Indiana ties as head coach Carson Cunningham previously served as the high school coach at Andrean, his alma mater, while assistant coach Chris Artis played collegiately at Valpo. Ben Krikke will be recognized prior to the game for becoming the latest member of Valpo’s 1,000-point club.
Last Time Out: Valpo outscored Chicago State 50-38 after halftime, but it was not enough to erase a large early deficit as the host Cougars prevailed 87-74 on Wednesday night on Chicago’s south side. Ben Krikke had 27 points on 12-of-16 shooting, while Nick Edwards scored all 15 of his points in the second half.
Following the Beacons: Streaming – ESPN3 – Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Jamie Stangel (analyst)
Radio – 95.1 FM, WVUR, ValpoAthletics.com, TuneIn Radio App – Zach Collins and Noah Godsell
Twitter updates – @ValpoBasketball
Links for video, audio and live stats will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.
Head Coach Matt Lottich: Matt Lottich (98-98) is in his seventh season as the head coach of the men’s basketball program in 2022-2023. Twice during his tenure, Valpo has upset Top-25 opponents, defeating Drake and Rhode Island at the ARC. Valpo has four wins over AP Top 25 teams in program history, and two have come under Lottich. In 2019-2020, Valpo became the first team in the history of Arch Madness, the annual Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis, to reach the title game after playing in the opening round by winning three games in three days. Lottich, hired as the 22nd head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program in April 2016, graduated from Stanford University in 2004 and New Trier High School (Illinois) in 2000.
Series Notes: This will mark the first matchup between Valpo and Incarnate Word.
Krikke Atop the MVC
After tallying a career-high 28 points in the Nov. 13 home opener vs. Western Michigan, Ben Krikke followed with 27 on Nov. 16 at Chicago State. Prior to the game against the Broncos, Krikke had scored no more than 26 points in any of his 91 collegiate games. Now, he has scored 27 or more in two straight.
Thanks to his early-season scoring surge, Krikke sits atop the Missouri Valley Conference in scoring average. In fact, the Valpo senior ranks 10th in the nation in points per game.
Krikke’s 27 points on Wednesday were the most by a Valpo player in a true road game since Javon Freeman-Liberty’s 28 on Jan. 15, 2020 at UNI.
Krikke became the first Valpo player to score 27 points or more in back-to-back games since Alec Peters did so in three straight outings in December 2016 (at Missouri State, vs. Indiana State, vs. Santa Clara).
Entering Nov. 19 vs. Incarnate Word, Krikke has scored 1,047 career points. He is 149 points away from cracking the top 20 in program history.
Cougars Convert the Freebies
Chicago State shot 96.4 percent from the free-throw line at 27-of-28 in the Nov. 16 game against Valpo. That marked the highest single-game free throw percentage in the nation so far this season.
This marked the first time a Valpo opponent shot 95 percent or better at the charity stripe with 20 or more attempts since Butler on Jan. 1, 2011.
This was Chicago State’s highest free-throw percentage with a minimum of 10 attempts since going 12-of-12 vs. Loyola on Jan. 20, 2013.
Shooting for 2-0 at Home
Valpo has a chance to start the home portion of the season with a 2-0 record for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons. The only time in that stretch that Valpo did not start 2-0 at home was last season, when the home slate began with setbacks to Toledo and UIC.
The program is now 17-1 in its last 18 home openers with 15 of those victories coming by double figures.
Valpo has finished with a home record of .500 or better in 30 straight seasons.
Other Notes Wrapping Up Nov. 16: Chicago State 87, Valpo 74
Point guard Nick Edwards scored all 15 of his points after halftime, part of his first double-figure output in a Valpo uniform and the 25th such performance of his collegiate career.
Ben Krikke’s 27 points came on 12-of-16 from the field and 3-of-3 at the free-throw line. This marked his 54th career double-figure game and his 11th with 20+ points.
Valpo held a 24-10 edge in transition points and a 42-30 advantage in points in the paint.
The Beacons shot 54.3 percent in the second half and outscored the Cougars 50-38 after the break.
Kobe King paced the team on the glass with six rebounds including four offensive boards. King scored 11 points, finishing in double figures for the third consecutive game and the 22nd time in his 26-game Valpo career.
The Beacons shot 48.3 percent for the game but were just 2-of-11 from 3-point territory. Valpo made 14 of its 18 free throws (77.8 percent).
Sophomore Preston Ruedinger returned to action after missing the previous two games with a back injury, but Ibra Bayu (hernia) and Cam Palesse (thumb) remained sidelined.
In his return to the court, Ruedinger grabbed a career-high four rebounds.
Scouting the Cardinals
Coming off an 84-47 victory over Texas Lutheran after opening the season with losses to North Dakota (65-57) and UNLV (88-63).
Picked to finish 10th in the 10-team Southland Conference.
Led in scoring by Charlie Yoder at 15.0 points per game.
Finished last season with a 7-25 record and a 3-11 mark in conference play.
FOOTBALL STARTS PLAYOFF RUN IN KANSAS SATURDAY
In the first-ever meeting between the two schools, the 13th-ranked UIndy Greyhounds travel to Pittsburg, Kan., on Saturday, Nov. 19 to take on No. 4 Pittsburg State University in Super Region 3 first-round action. UIndy will be making its seventh trip to the Division II playoffs since 2012 and the second under head coach Chris Keevers. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET.
Perhaps the toughest region in DII, Super Region 3 is chock-full of nationally-ranked teams. In addition to two ranked squads that did not make the postseason (Truman at #23, Emporia State at #24), all seven members of this year’s SR3 field are positioned in the top 25, including four of the nation’s top five teams.
Making its first playoff appearance since 2014, Pitt State owns one of the most-storied postseason histories in Division II. The MIAA champs have advanced to the postseason 18 times since joining DII in 1989, including national championship runs in both ’91 and 2011.
VOLLEYBALL INKS FIVE FOR 2023 CLASS
INDIANAPOLIS – UIndy volleyball head coach Jason Reed announced on Thursday the addition of five signees to the program’s 2023 class, including Maddie Berger, Marin Dixon, Riley Laine, Ellie Spang, and Meredith Simmons.
“I’m so excited for this freshman class to come in and start making their mark on the UIndy volleyball program,” said Reed. “Each of our new athletes come from great families and programs. They will fit in well with what we’re looking to build.”
Berger, a native of Waukesha, Wis., lettered all four years as a six-rotation outside hitter, earning All-Conference distinction on three occasions. The Waukesha South prep totaled 272 kills and 265 digs as a senior.
“She has a heavy arm and sees the court well,” Reed said. “She’s a hard worker and an incredible teammate. She has the ability to be a six-rotation player for us in the future.”
Planning to major in Nursing, Berger is a member of National Honor Society and Honor Roll, as well as a part of the Waukesha Academy of Health Professions.
A four-time starting setter at Wooster High School in Wooster, Ohio, Dixon surpassed 2,000 career assists this fall while earning her All-Conference First Team distinction in as many years. In addition, the General averaged 9.9 assists per set and recorded 190 digs and 106 kills as the league’s co-Offensive Player of the Year.
Said Reed: “Marin has great hands, tempo, and IQ. She’s physical enough to run a 5-1 and has what it takes to win at a high level.”
Added to the 2022 AVCA All-America watch list, Dixon is also a member of National Honor Society and Wooster High School Distinguished Scholars list, while earning AP Scholar with Honor award.
A two-time Woodland East Player of the Year, Laine finished her career at South Milwaukee High School in Wisconsin with 832 kills, 200 blocks, 935 digs, and 170 service aces.
“Riley is a big physical middle,” said Reed. “That’s a great start, but what we really like is how hard of a worker she is. I think she has an incredible future here.”
Laine is also a member of National Honor Society and Honor Roll, while maintaining her All-Conference play on the floor.
From Fort Wayne, Spang wrapped up her senior season a part of a third straight Sectional Championship at Homestead. The defensive specialist earned the Varsity Spartan award as a sophomore, while also being named the Scholar Athlete of the Week for WPTA News this fall.
“Ellie is a great defender and athlete,” continued Reed. “She’s used to playing up an age level, so that will help her transition to the college game where hitters have more power. She will fit into our back court nicely.”
Spang is a member of National Honor Society and plans to major in Psychology.
Simmons showed success at Rockford High School as a prep, totaling 858 kills, 923 digs, 137 blocks, and 135 service aces in three seasons on varsity.
“Meredith is a well-rounded outside,” said Reed. “She plays all the way around and I anticipate she will be wonderful two-way player for us. She’s easy off the floor and has a toolbelt full of shots.”
An All-Conference honoree, Simmons plans to major in Psychology and is a member of the Honor Roll.
Reed concluded: “The hard work is now ahead of us. Fortunately we’re starting out great on paper. They’re going to work hard and be great teammates. I’m excited to work with all of them and incorporate them into a wonderful foundation at UIndy.”
HOUNDS SHOW THE SPEED ON DAY 1 OF HOUSE OF CHAMPIONS
INDIANAPOLIS- The Greyhounds felt the need for speed Thursday evening as Johanna Buys and Diego Mas both broke school and meet records in the 50 free on day one of the annual House of Champions meet, held in downtown Indy at the IU Natatorium.
Mas was the first to set a record time as he swam a 19.60 during the morning prelim session. His time surpassed the previous UIndy best of 19.64, set by Victor Antoñon, while shattering the meet record of 19.82. He also hit an A-cut mark, automatically qualifying for nationals by .03 seconds.
Buys was the second to break a record when she led off for the Hounds in the evening finals of the women’s 200 freestyle relay. Her time of 22.49 broke her own UIndy benchmark of 22.52, beat the previous meet record of 22.83, while also hitting an A-cut.
Buys was part of another meet record-breaking performance Thursday as she was joined by Leticia Vaselli, Julia Magierowska and Andrea Paaske in setting a new meet record in the 200-freestyle relay with a time of 1:30.86, beating the previous record by nearly a second.
Elsewhere in the meet, five other swimmers improved their spots on the UIndy all-time leaderboard. Kaitlyn McCoy improved to second on the school’s 500 free top 10 with a time of 4:54.82. Paaske also landed on the 50 free board as her time of 23.41 was good enough for eighth in UIndy history.
On the men’s side, Christian Hedeen improved his PR and B-cut time 500 free with a 4:22.18, while Cedric Buessing did the same with a time of 4:22.37. Joao Silva also improved his PR in the 50 free to 19.85.
Overall, multiple Greyhounds improved on B-cut times as they continue on to day two of House of Champions Friday. The team will compete in 24 events, including the first chance for diving to make their mark in on the boards.
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|Buffalo Bills||6||3||0||.667||0.5||250||151||3-1-0||3-2-0||4-2-0||0-2-0||2 L|
|New England Patriots||5||4||0||.556||1.5||203||166||2-2-0||3-2-0||4-2-0||1-1-0||2 W|
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|Denver Broncos||3||6||0||.333||4.0||131||149||2-2-0||1-4-0||2-5-0||0-2-0||1 L|
|Las Vegas Raiders||2||7||0||.222||5.0||203||226||2-2-0||0-5-0||2-5-0||1-2-0||3 L|
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|Cleveland Browns||3||6||0||.333||3.0||217||238||2-3-0||1-3-0||2-5-0||2-1-0||1 L|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||3||6||0||.333||3.0||140||207||2-2-0||1-4-0||1-5-0||1-1-0||1 W|
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|Indianapolis Colts||4||5||1||.450||2.5||157||203||2-2-0||2-3-1||4-4-1||1-3-1||1 W|
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|New York Giants||7||2||0||.778||1.0||187||173||4-1-0||3-1-0||3-2-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|Dallas Cowboys||6||3||0||.667||2.0||211||164||4-1-0||2-2-0||5-3-0||2-1-0||1 L|
|Washington Commanders||5||5||0||.500||3.5||191||213||2-3-0||3-2-0||3-4-0||1-2-0||1 W|
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|San Francisco 49ers||5||4||0||.556||0.5||198||163||3-1-0||2-3-0||4-2-0||3-0-0||2 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||4||6||0||.400||2.0||230||258||1-4-0||3-2-0||3-5-0||1-3-0||1 W|
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|5 Toronto||9||7||.563||3.5||6-1||3-6||1-2||7-5||6-4||2 W|
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|8 New York||8||7||.533||4.0||4-3||4-4||1-2||5-5||5-5||2 W|
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|12 Chicago||6||9||.400||6.0||4-4||2-5||1-1||6-5||3-7||3 L|
|13 Orlando||4||11||.267||8.0||4-5||0-6||1-2||1-6||4-6||2 L|
|14 Charlotte||4||12||.250||8.5||1-6||3-6||2-4||2-8||1-9||1 L|
|15 Detroit||3||13||.188||9.5||3-5||0-8||0-4||1-12||2-8||5 L|
|W||L||Pct||Conf GB||Home||Road||Div||Conf||Last 10||Streak|
|1 Portland||10||5||.667||—||4-3||6-2||1-0||8-3||6-4||1 L|
|2 Phoenix||9||5||.643||0.5||7-1||2-4||3-0||9-2||6-4||1 W|
|3 Denver||9||5||.643||0.5||4-1||5-4||3-2||7-3||7-3||1 L|
|4 Utah||10||6||.625||0.5||5-1||5-5||2-1||9-3||6-4||3 L|
|5 New Orleans||9||6||.600||1.0||5-2||4-4||3-0||5-4||6-4||3 W|
|6 Memphis||9||6||.600||1.0||5-1||4-5||2-2||5-4||5-5||2 L|
|7 Dallas||8||6||.571||1.5||7-2||1-4||1-2||4-4||6-4||1 L|
|8 Sacramento||8||6||.571||1.5||5-3||3-3||2-3||3-5||8-2||5 W|
|9 LA Clippers||9||7||.563||1.5||4-4||5-3||3-1||7-6||7-3||1 W|
|10 Minnesota||7||8||.467||3.0||4-5||3-3||2-1||5-6||4-6||2 W|
|11 Oklahoma City||7||8||.467||3.0||4-3||3-5||0-4||3-4||5-5||1 W|
|12 Golden State||6||9||.400||4.0||6-1||0-8||3-3||4-5||3-7||1 L|
|13 San Antonio||6||10||.375||4.5||3-5||3-5||0-1||2-8||2-8||3 L|
|14 LA Lakers||3||10||.231||6.0||3-5||0-5||0-4||2-9||3-7||1 W|
|15 Houston||3||12||.200||7.0||1-3||2-9||1-2||2-9||2-8||1 W|
|1 Boston Bruins||17||15||2||0||30||14||69||36||10-0-0||5-2-0||9-1-0|
|2 New Jersey Devils||17||14||3||0||28||14||63||41||7-2-0||7-1-0||10-0-0|
|3 Carolina Hurricanes||17||10||5||2||22||8||52||46||4-2-1||6-3-1||6-3-1|
|4 New York Islanders||18||11||7||0||22||11||61||48||6-3-0||5-4-0||7-3-0|
|5 Toronto Maple Leafs||18||9||5||4||22||9||52||49||6-2-2||3-3-2||5-2-3|
|6 Tampa Bay Lightning||17||10||6||1||21||10||58||54||6-2-1||4-4-0||7-2-1|
|7 Detroit Red Wings||17||8||5||4||20||8||53||57||5-2-2||3-3-2||5-3-2|
|8 New York Rangers||18||8||6||4||20||8||54||51||4-3-3||4-3-1||5-3-2|
|9 Florida Panthers||17||9||7||1||19||8||57||54||5-2-1||4-5-0||5-5-0|
|10 Pittsburgh Penguins||17||7||7||3||17||7||62||61||3-2-1||4-5-2||3-5-2|
|11 Philadelphia Flyers||17||7||7||3||17||7||42||52||4-3-1||3-4-2||2-5-3|
|12 Montreal Canadiens||17||8||8||1||17||7||52||59||5-4-0||3-4-1||5-4-1|
|13 Washington Capitals||19||7||9||3||17||7||55||63||5-3-1||2-6-2||2-5-3|
|14 Buffalo Sabres||17||7||10||0||14||7||60||61||4-6-0||3-4-0||3-7-0|
|15 Ottawa Senators||16||6||9||1||13||6||55||54||5-5-0||1-4-1||2-7-1|
|16 Columbus Blue Jackets||16||6||9||1||13||6||49||69||5-5-0||1-4-1||4-5-1|
|1 Vegas Golden Knights||18||14||4||0||28||14||65||43||6-3-0||8-1-0||8-2-0|
|2 Dallas Stars||17||10||5||2||22||10||66||47||4-2-0||6-3-2||6-3-1|
|3 Los Angeles Kings||19||11||7||1||23||10||64||64||6-3-0||5-4-1||7-2-1|
|4 Winnipeg Jets||15||10||4||1||21||10||46||35||6-1-0||4-3-1||8-1-1|
|5 Seattle Kraken||17||9||5||3||21||9||55||47||4-4-2||5-1-1||7-2-1|
|6 Colorado Avalanche||15||9||5||1||19||8||54||40||4-2-1||5-3-0||7-3-0|
|7 Edmonton Oilers||17||9||8||0||18||9||60||61||4-6-0||5-2-0||5-5-0|
|8 Nashville Predators||17||8||8||1||17||7||47||56||5-3-1||3-5-0||6-4-0|
|9 St. Louis Blues||16||8||8||0||16||7||44||56||3-4-0||5-4-0||5-5-0|
|10 Calgary Flames||16||7||7||2||16||7||48||54||6-4-1||1-3-1||2-6-2|
|11 Minnesota Wild||17||7||8||2||16||6||47||53||2-5-1||5-3-1||4-5-1|
|12 Chicago Blackhawks||16||6||7||3||15||6||40||51||4-4-1||2-3-2||2-5-3|
|13 San Jose Sharks||19||6||10||3||15||5||56||69||1-6-3||5-4-0||4-3-3|
|14 Arizona Coyotes||16||6||9||1||13||6||41||58||1-2-1||5-7-0||4-5-1|
|15 Vancouver Canucks||17||5||9||3||13||5||58||70||2-3-1||3-6-2||5-4-1|
|16 Anaheim Ducks||17||5||11||1||11||3||47||73||3-4-0||2-7-1||4-6-0|
|COLLEGE BASKETBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Rider vs. Stetson||5:00am||ESPNU|
|Niagara vs. Central Arkansas||11:00am||ESPN3|
|Green Bay vs. Queens||11:30am||–|
|Myrtle Beach Invitational||12:00pm||ESPNU|
|Buffalo vs. Drake||1:00pm||ESPN3|
|Wake Forest vs. La Salle||2:00pm||CBSSN|
|Lafayette at UMBC||2:00pm||ESPN3|
|Myrtle Beach Invitational||2:30pm||ESPN2|
|UC Merced at Sacramento State||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Howard vs. Wyoming||3:15pm||ESPN3|
|Albertus Magnus at Quinnipiac||4:00pm||ESPN3|
|Georgetown vs. Loyola Marymount||4:30pm||CBSSN|
|Temple vs. Rutgers||5:00pm||ESPNU|
|Western Carolina at McNeese||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|VMI at Longwood||5:00pm||ESPN+|
|Tarleton vs. Belmont||5:45pm||ESPN3|
|Indiana at Xavier||6:00pm||FS1|
|Eastern Kentucky at Georgia State||6:00pm||ESPN+|
|Arcadia at Drexel||6:00pm||FLOHOOPS|
|Baylor vs. Virginia||7:00pm||ESPN2|
|Myrtle Beach Invitational||7:00pm||ESPNU|
|Bucknell at Georgia||7:00pm||SECN|
|UCF vs. Oklahoma State||7:00pm||CBSSN|
|Delaware at Duke||7:00pm||ACCN|
|Morgan State vs. Utah Valley||7:00pm||–|
|Fredonia at Canisius||7:00pm||ESPN3|
|Columbia at Maine||7:00pm||ESPN3|
|Mount St. Vincent at Manhattan||7:00pm||ESPN3|
|Fairfield at Wagner||7:00pm||NEC|
|Lipscomb at Notre Dame||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bellarmine at Clemson||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Morehead State at Vanderbilt||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|UAPB at Cleveland State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Campbell at App State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Troy vs. St. Thomas||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|UC San Diego at Navy||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Southern Miss at Liberty||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Penn at West Virginia||7:00pm||ESPN2|
|Gardner-Webb at Wofford||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Ithaca at Cornell||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Maryland Eastern Shore at George Washington||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Georgia Southern at Rice||7:00pm||CUSAtv|
|UT Martin at Ole Miss||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Vermont vs. Iona||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Coastal Carolina at USC Upstate||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Warner Pacific at Montana State||7:30pm||ESPN+|
|Villanova at Michigan State||8:00pm||FS1|
|Florida at Florida State||8:00pm||ACCN|
|Boston College vs. George Mason||8:00pm||ESPN3|
|Texas Southern at Auburn||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|UC Santa Barbara at Northern Arizona||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Nevada at UTA||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Southern Utah at Kansas||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Western Michigan at Houston Christian||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|South Alabama at Oklahoma||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Loras at Southern Indiana||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|Purdue Fort Wayne at Northwestern||8:00pm||BTN+|
|North Alabama at Mississippi Valley State||8:00pm||–|
|UNCW at UConn||8:30pm||FS2|
|A&M-Commerce vs. UNC Asheville||8:30pm||ESPN+|
|Jacksonville State at Alabama||9:00pm||SECN|
|Southern at California||9:00pm||PAC12|
|Grambling State at Grand Canyon||9:00pm||ESPN+|
|Denver at Idaho State||9:00pm||ESPN+|
|Arkansas State at UC Davis||9:00pm||ESPN+|
|Illinois vs. UCLA||9:30pm||ESPNU|
|DePaul vs. Santa Clara||9:30pm||CBSSN|
|Merrimack at Montana||9:30pm||ESPN+|
|Myrtle Beach Invitational||9:30pm||ESPN+|
|High Point at UNLV||10:00pm||MWN|
|Cal State Fullerton at Pacific||10:00pm||WCC|
|Mount St. Mary’s at USC||11:00pm||PAC12|
|Cal Poly at Stanford||11:00pm||PAC12|
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|USF at Tulsa||9:00pm||ESPN2|
|San Diego State at New Mexico||9:45pm||FS1|
|PGA Tour: RSM Classic||12:00pm||GOLF|
|LPGA Tour: CME Group Tour Championship||3:00pm||GOLF|
|Miami at Washington||7:00pm||NBCS-WSH|
|Milwaukee at Philadelphia||7:30pm||ESPN|
|Charlotte at Cleveland||7:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Indiana at Houston||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Oklahoma City at Memphis||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Orlando at Chicago||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Denver at Dallas||8:30pm||ALT|
|Boston at New Orleans||8:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Phoenix at Utah||9:00pm||Bally Sports|
|New York at Golden State||10:00pm||ESPN|
|Detroit at LA Lakers||10:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Los Angeles at Vancouver||10:00pm||Bally Sports|
|England League One: Portsmouth vs Derby County||3:00pm||ESPN+|
What to Watch: Friday, 11-18-22
|COLLEGE BASKETBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|(12)Indiana at Xavier||6:00pm||FS1|
Indiana(2-0) leads all time series 4-1 versus Xavier(3-0). Last time both teams met was in 2008 which Xavier won 80-65 at home versus Indiana.
|Milwaukee at Philadelphia||7:30pm||ESPN|
Milwaukee Bucks(11-3) are second in Eastern Conference and are 3-2 on the road this season. Philadelphia 76ers(7-7) are ninth in Eastern Conference and are 4-4 at home this season. Last season the Bucks were 3-1 versus the 76ers.