BOYS BASKETBALL MONDAY

Believe Circle City at Victory College Prep 6:00 pm
Hamilton at Hilltop (Ohio) 6:00 pm
Highland at Illiana Christian 8:00 pm
Irvington Prep at Central Christian 7:00 pm
MTI Knowledge at GEO Next Generation 7:30 pm
Smith Academy at Oak Farm 6:00 pm


Wayne City (Ill.) Tournament
Linton-Stockton vs. Edwards County (Ill.) 6:30 pm Pool

BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Barr-Reeve at North Knox 7:30 pm
Bethany Christian at Triton 7:30 pm
Boonville at Pike Central 8:00 pm
Bremen at Lakeland Christian 7:00 pm
Center Grove at Martinsville 7:30 pm
Charlestown at Henryville 7:30 pm
Decatur Central at Indianapolis Lutheran 7:30 pm
DeKalb at Fort Wayne Dwenger 7:30 pm
Dugger Union at Seven Oaks 7:30 pm
East Chicago Central at Chesterton 8:00 pm
East Noble at Fort Wayne Snider 7:30 pm
Elkhart Christian at Westview 7:30 pm
Eminence at Christel House 7:30 pm
Evansville Central at North Posey 8:00 pm
Evansville Memorial at Evansville Bosse 8:00 pm
Evansville North at Evansville Reitz 8:00 pm
Fort Wayne Canterbury at Adams Central 7:30 pm
Gary 21st Century at Valparaiso 8:00 pm
Gary West at Marquette Catholic 7:30 pm
Goshen at South Bend Clay 7:30 pm
Greenwood at Shelbyville 7:30 pm
Guerin Catholic at Pendleton Heights 7:30 pm
Hammond Central at Lighthouse CPA 8:00 pm
Hammond Science & Tech at Portage Christian 7:30 pm
Hanover Central at Rensselaer Central 8:00 pm
Heritage at Fort Wayne Blackhawk 7:30 pm
Indiana Deaf at Fortune Academy 5:30 pm
Indiana Math & Science at Irvington Prep 6:00 pm
Indianapolis Attucks at Lawrence Central 7:30 pm
Indianapolis HomeSchool at East Central 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Riverside at Indianapolis Scecina 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Roncalli at Perry Meridian 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Tindley at Purdue Poly Englewood 7:30 pm
Jennings County at Greensburg 7:30 pm
Jimtown at NorthWood 7:30 pm
Lake Station at Bowman Academy 8:00 pm
Lakewood Park at Eastside 7:30 pm
Leo at Fort Wayne Northrop 7:45 pm
Lowell at Portage 8:00 pm
Merrillville at Griffith 8:00 pm
Mishawaka at Michigan City 7:30 pm
Monroe Central at Muncie Burris 7:30 pm
New Washington at Salem 7:30 pm
Noble/Whitley HomeSchool at Culver Academy 7:00 pm
North Judson at Morgan Twp. 8:00 pm
Northfield at Southern Wells 7:30 pm
Oblong-Palestine-Hutsonville (Ill.) at North Central (Farmersburg) 8:00 pm
Oregon-Davis at New Prairie 8:00 pm
Park Tudor at Indianapolis Shortridge 7:30 pm
Peru at Fort Wayne South 7:30 pm
Purdue Poly North at Legacy Christian 6:00 pm
Seton Catholic at Knightstown 7:30 pm
South Bend Riley at Northridge 7:45 pm
South Knox at Loogootee 7:30 pm
South Newton at Cissna Park (Ill.) 7:30 pm
South Putnam at Cloverdale 7:30 pm
Southmont at Indianapolis International 7:30 pm
Terre Haute North at West Vigo 7:30 pm
Thrival Indy Academy at KIPP Indy Legacy 7:30 pm
Traders Point Christian at Horizon Christian 7:30 pm
Union (Modoc) at Indianapolis Rooted 6:00 pm
Wabash at Northwestern 7:30 pm
Whiting at Calumet 8:00 pm
Winamac at Culver 7:30 pm

INDIANA SRN BOYS BASKETBALL POLLS
4A

  1. Fishers
  2. Westfield
  3. Lawrence North
  4. Cathedral
  5. Ben Davis
  6. Brownsburg
  7. Chesterton
  8. Attucks
  9. Kokomo
  10. Penn

3A

  1. Guerin Catholic
  2. Northwood
  3. Heritage Hills
  4. Brebeuf
  5. Scottsburg
  6. Delta
  7. Danville
  8. Silver Creek
  9. South Bend Washington
  10. Greensburg

2A

  1. Wapahani
  2. Ft. Wayne Blackhawk
  3. Brownstown Central
  4. Tipton
  5. Southwestern (Hanover)
  6. Linton-Stockton
  7. Manchester
  8. Providence
  9. North Judson
  10. Ft. Wayne Luers

1A

  1. Greenwood Christian
  2. Evansville Christian
  3. Loogootee
  4. Lutheran
  5. Orleans
  6. Marquette Catholic
  7. Clay City
  8. Shakamak
  9. Barr-Reeve
  10. Christian Academy

INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL IBCA POLL

  1. Lawrence North (4-0)
  2. Fishers (6-0)
  3. Westfield (5-0)
  4. Indianapolis Cathedral (5-0)
  5. Noblesville (4-1)
  6. Ben Davis (3-1)
  7. Kokomo (4-2)
  8. Brownsburg (4-2)
  9. Indianapolis Attucks (4-2)
  10. Guerin Catholic (5-1)
  11. Brownstown Central (4-1)
  12. Chesterton (3-1)
  13. Anderson (4-0)
  14. Penn (4-1)
  15. Greenfield-Central (5-0)
  16. Evansville Harrison (4-0)
  17. South Bend Riley (5-0)
  18. Fort Wayne North (4-0)
  19. Lake Central (4-0)
  20. Fort Wayne Wayne (3-2)

GIRLS BASKETBALL MONDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Bremen at NorthWood 5:15 pm
Demotte Christian at Tri-County 7:30 pm
Evansville Bosse at Wood Memorial 7:30 pm
Evansville Mater Dei at Henderson County (Ky.) 8:00 pm
Evansville North at Vincennes Rivet 8:00 pm
Evansville Reitz at North Posey 8:00 pm
Griffith at Calumet 7:00 pm
Illiana Christian at Calumet Christian 8:00 pm
Indiana Math & Science at Indianapolis Washington 6:00 pm
Lebanon at Clinton Central 7:30 pm
Monroe Central at South Adams 7:30 pm
MTI Knowledge at GEO Next Generation 6:00 pm
North Central (Farmersburg) at Clay City 6:30 pm
Northwestern at Indianapolis Chatard 7:30 pm
Pendleton Heights at Fishers 7:30 pm
Perry Central at Springs Valley 7:00 pm
South Decatur at Knightstown 7:30 pm
South Newton at Attica 6:30 pm
Southmont at Fountain Central 7:30 pm
Union (Modoc) at Hagerstown 6:00 pm
Victory Christian at Marquette Catholic 7:00 pm
Westville at Trinity Greenlawn 7:00 pm

GIRLS BASKETBALL TUESDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Adams Central at Fort Wayne Luers 7:30 pm
Anderson Prep at Shenandoah 7:30 pm
Angola at Lakeland 7:30 pm
Batesville at Franklin County 7:30 pm
Benton Central at Twin Lakes 7:30 pm
Blackford at Jay County 7:30 pm
Bloomfield at White River Valley 7:30 pm
Brebeuf Jesuit at Heritage Christian 7:30 pm
Brownstown Central at Corydon Central 7:30 pm
Carmi (Ill.) at Mount Vernon (Posey) 8:30 pm
Carroll (Flora) at Maconaquah 6:00 pm
Cascade at Monrovia 7:30 pm
Caston at Pioneer 7:30 pm
Center Grove at Martinsville 6:00 pm
Centerville at New Castle 7:30 pm
Charlestown at Jeffersonville 7:30 pm
Churubusco at Garrett 7:30 pm
Clarksville at Paoli 7:30 pm
Columbia City at Warsaw 7:45 pm
Concord at Penn 7:45 pm
Covington at South Vermillion 7:30 pm
Daleville at Blue River 7:30 pm
Delta at Eastbrook 7:30 pm
Dugger Union at Seven Oaks 6:00 pm
Eastern (Greentown) at Madison-Grant 7:30 pm
Eastern Hancock at Lapel 7:30 pm
Eminence at Christel House 6:00 pm
Evansville Harrison at Castle 8:00 pm
Faith Christian at Lafayette Central Catholic 7:30 pm
Forest Park at Boonville 8:00 pm
Fort Wayne Blackhawk at Heritage 7:30 pm
Franklin at Franklin Central 7:30 pm
Fremont at Fairfield 7:30 pm
Hamilton Heights at Kokomo 7:30 pm
Hammond Morton at Thornton Fractional North (Ill.) 7:30 pm
Hauser at Edinburgh 7:30 pm
Highland at Hammond Noll 8:00 pm
Indian Creek at Whiteland 7:30 pm
Indiana Deaf at Fountain Central 6:30 pm
Indianapolis Herron at Speedway 6:00 pm
Indianapolis Ritter at Triton Central 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Scecina at Beech Grove 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Shortridge at Indianapolis Tindley 6:00 pm
John Glenn at Plymouth 7:30 pm
Kouts at Lowell 8:00 pm
Lakewood Park at Eastside 6:00 pm
Lawrenceburg at Milan 6:00 pm
Lewis Cass at Delphi 7:30 pm
Linton-Stockton at Owen Valley 7:00 pm
McCutcheon at Lafayette Jeff 6:30 pm
Michigan City at Hammond Central 8:00 pm
Mitchell at Shoals 7:30 pm
Mooresville at Greenwood 7:30 pm
Morristown at Southwestern (Shelbyville) 7:30 pm
Mount Vernon (Fortville) at New Palestine 7:30 pm
New Haven at Marion 7:30 pm
North Decatur at Jac-Cen-Del 7:30 pm
North Newton at Boone Grove 8:00 pm
North White at North Judson 7:30 pm
Northeast Dubois at Evansville Christian 8:00 pm
Northview at Terre Haute North 7:30 pm
Prairie Heights at DeKalb 7:30 pm
Providence at Austin 7:30 pm
Rensselaer Central at Andrean 8:00 pm
Rock Creek Academy at Christian Academy 6:30 pm
Scottsburg at Silver Creek 7:30 pm
Seeger at Parke Heritage 7:30 pm
Seymour at Columbus North 7:30 pm
Shawe Memorial at Trinity Lutheran 7:30 pm
Shelbyville at Greenfield-Central 7:30 pm
South Bend Clay at Mishawaka 7:30 pm
South Bend Washington at Elkhart 7:30 pm
South Ripley at Switzerland County 6:00 pm
South Spencer at Gibson Southern 8:00 pm
Southern Wells at Elwood 7:30 pm
Southmont at Bethesda Christian 6:30 pm
Southridge at Heritage Hills 8:00 pm
Southwood at Bluffton 7:30 pm
Sullivan at Shakamak 7:30 pm
Terre Haute South at Robinson (Ill.) 7:30 pm
Tri-Central at Frankfort 7:30 pm
Triton at Jimtown 7:30 pm
Union City at Winchester 7:30 pm
Vincennes Lincoln at Evansville Memorial 8:00 pm
Wapahani at Frankton 7:30 pm
Washington at Jasper 7:30 pm
Washington Catholic at Medora 6:30 pm
Wawasee at Bethany Christian 7:30 pm
West Central at Frontier 6:30 pm
West Lafayette at North Montgomery 7:30 pm
West Noble at Whitko 7:30 pm
West Washington at Orleans 7:30 pm
Westfield at Avon 7:30 pm
Westview at Elkhart Christian 7:30 pm
Woodlan at Norwell 7:45 pm

INDIANA SRN GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS
4A

  1. Lawrence Central
  2. Hamilton Southeastern
  3. Ft. Wayne Snider
  4. Columbia City
  5. Lawrence North
  6. Center Grove
  7. Bedford North Lawrence
  8. Jennings County
  9. Franklin
  10. Homestead

3A

  1. Hamilton Heights
  2. Rensselaer Central
  3. Norwell
  4. Indian Creek
  5. Western
  6. Greensburg
  7. Scottsburg
  8. Evansville Memorial
  9. Fairfield
  10. Benton Central

2A

  1. North Knox
  2. Eastern Hancock
  3. South Knox
  4. Lapel
  5. Carroll Flora
  6. Eastbrook
  7. Crawford County
  8. Brownstown Central
  9. Alexandria
  10. Triton Central

1A

  1. Lanesville
  2. Bethany Christian
  3. Caston
  4. Borden
  5. Morgan Township
  6. Springs Valley
  7. Marquette Catholic
  8. Tri-Township
  9. Jac-Cen-Del
  10. Orleans

INDIANA GIRLS IBCA POLL

  1. Lawrence Central (10-1)
  2. Hamilton Southeastern (10-1)
  3. Columbia City (9-1)
  4. Fort Wayne Snider (11-1)
  5. Lawrence North (8-2)
  6. Center Grove (10-1)
  7. Jennings County (9-1)
  8. Bedford North Lawrence (10-1)
  9. Homestead (7-1)
  10. Lake Central (10-1)
  11. Franklin (10-2)
  12. Northridge (11-1)
  13. South Bend Washington (9-2)
  14. Norwell (9-2)
  15. Zionsville (8-2)
  16. Fishers (8-3)
  17. Hamilton Heights (9-1)
  18. Noblesville (6-5)
  19. Indian Creek (8-2)
  20. Rensselaer Central (12-0)

COLLEGE BOWL GAMES (WILL UPDATE WHEN ALL BOWL ARE COMPLETED)

SATURDAY, DEC. 16

MYRTLE BEACH BOWL
GEORGIA SOUTHERN VS. OHIO
CONWAY, SOUTH CAROLINA
11 A.M. | ESPN

CELEBRATION BOWL
FLORIDA A&M VS. HOWARD UNIVERSITY
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
12 P.M. | ABC

NEW ORLEANS BOWL
JACKSONVILLE STATE VS. LOUISIANA
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
2:15 P.M. | ESPN

CURE BOWL
MIAMI (OHIO) VS. APP STATE
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
3:30 P.M. | ABC

NEW MEXICO BOWL
FRESNO STATE VS. NEW MEXICO STATE
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
5:45 P.M. | ESPN

LA BOWL
UCLA VS. BOISE STATE
INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA
7:30 P.M. | ABC

INDEPENDENCE BOWL
TEXAS TECH VS. CAL
SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA
9:15 P.M. | ESPN

MONDAY, DEC. 18

BAHAMAS BOWL (TEMPORARILY RENAMED THE FAMOUS TOASTERY BOWL)
WESTERN KENTUCKY VS. OLD DOMINION
NASSAU, BAHAMAS (TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA)
2:30 P.M. | ESPN

TUESDAY, DEC. 19

FRISCO BOWL
MARSHALL VS. UTSA
FRISCO, TEXAS
9 P.M. | ESPN

THURSDAY, DEC. 21

BOCA RATON BOWL
USF VS. TBD
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
8 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, DEC. 22

GASPARILLA BOWL
TAMPA, FLORIDA
6:30 P.M. | ESPN

SATURDAY, DEC. 23

BIRMINGHAM BOWL
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
12 P.M. | ABC

CAMELLIA BOWL
ARKANSAS STATE VS. NORTHERN ILLINOIS
MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA
12 P.M. | ESPN

ARMED FORCES BOWL
AIR FORCE VS. JAMES MADISON
FORT WORTH, TEXAS
3:30 P.M. | ABC

FAMOUS IDAHO POTATO BOWL
GEORGIA STATE VS. UTAH STATE
BOISE, IDAHO
3:30 P.M. | ESPN

68 VENTURES BOWL
EASTERN MICHIGAN VS. SOUTH ALABAMA
MOBILE, ALABAMA
7 P.M. | ESPN

LAS VEGAS BOWL
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
7:30 P.M. | ABC

HAWAI’I BOWL
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I
10:30 P.M. | ESPN

TUESDAY, DEC. 26

QUICK LANE BOWL
DETROIT, MICHIGAN
2 P.M. | ESPN

FIRST RESPONDER BOWL
TEXAS STATE VS. RICE
DALLAS, TEXAS
5:30 P.M. | ESPN

GUARANTEED RATE BOWL
KANSAS VS. UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS
PHOENIX, ARIZONA
9 P.M. | ESPN

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 27

MILITARY BOWL
TULANE VS. TBD
ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND
2 P.M. | ESPN

DUKE’S MAYO BOWL
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
5:30 P.M. | ESPN

HOLIDAY BOWL
NO. 15 LOUISVILLE VS. SOUTHERN CAL
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
8 P.M. ET | FOX

TEXAS BOWL
NO. 20 OKLAHOMA STATE VS. TEXAS A&M
HOUSTON, TEXAS
9 P.M. | ESPN

THURSDAY, DEC. 28

FENWAY BOWL
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
11 A.M. | ESPN

PINSTRIPE BOWL
THE BRONX, NEW YORK
2:15 P.M. | ESPN

POP-TARTS BOWL
NO. 18 NC STATE VS. NO. 25 KANSAS STATE
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
5:45 P.M. | ESPN

ALAMO BOWL
NO. 12 OKLAHOMA VS. NO. 14 ARIZONA
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
9:15 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, DEC. 29

GATOR BOWL
NO. 22 CLEMSON VS. KENTUCKY
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA
12 P.M. | ESPN

TONY THE TIGER SUN BOWL
NO. 19 OREGON STATE VS. TBD
EL PASO, TEXAS

2 P.M. | CBS

LIBERTY BOWL
MEMPHIS VS. TBD
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE
3:30 P.M. | ESPN

COTTON BOWL
NO. 7 OHIO ST. VS. NO. 9 MISSOURI
DALLAS, TEXAS
8 P.M. | ESPN

SATURDAY, DEC. 30

PEACH BOWL
NO. 10 PENN ST. VS. NO. 11 OLE MISS 
ATLANTA, GEORGIA
12 P.M. | ESPN

MUSIC CITY BOWL
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE
2 P.M. | ABC

ORANGE BOWL
NO. 5 FLORIDA STATE VS. NO. 6 GEORGIA 
MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA
4 P.M. | ESPN

ARIZONA BOWL
WYOMING VS. TOLEDO
TUCSON, ARIZONA
4:30 P.M. | BARSTOOL

MONDAY, JAN. 1, 2024

RELIAQUEST BOWL
NO. 13 LSU VS. WISCONSIN
TAMPA, FLORIDA
12 P.M. | ESPN2

CITRUS BOWL
NO. 17 IOWA VS. NO. 21 TENNESSEE
ORLANDO, FLORIDA
1 P.M. | ABC

FIESTA BOWL
NO. 8 OREGON VS. NO. 23 LIBERTY
GLENDALE, ARIZONA
1 P.M. | ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE ROSE BOWL
NO. 1 MICHIGAN VS. NO. 4 ALABAMA
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
5 P.M. | ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF SEMIFINAL AT THE SUGAR BOWL
NO. 2 WASHINGTON VS. NO. 3 TEXAS
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA
8:45 P.M. | ESPN

MONDAY, JAN. 8

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
HOUSTON, TEXAS
7:30 P.M. | ESPN

NFL SCORES

Tampa Bay 29 Atlanta 25

Chicago 28 Detroit 13

Baltimore 37 LA Rams 31

Cincinnati 34 Indianapolis 14

Cleveland 31 Jacksonville 27

New Orleans 28 Carolina 6

NY Jets 30 Houston 6

Minnesota 3 Las Vegas 0

San Francisco 28 Seattle 16

Buffalo 20 Kansas City 17

Denver 24 LA Chargers 7

Dallas 33 Philadelphia 13

Tennessee Titans At Miami Dolphins (Mon) 8:15p (Et) 8:15p ESPN*

Green Bay Packers At New York Giants (Mon) 8:15p (Et) 8:15p ABC*

MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

Colorado 90 #15 Miami FL 63

Memphis 81 #21 Texas A&M

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RPI RANKINGS

1 Clemson

2 Purdue

3 Northwestern

4 Arizona

5 Marquette

6 Princeton

7 South Carolina

8 Tennessee

9 Colorado State

10 San Diego State

11 Kansas

12 Florida Atlantic

13 Houston

14 Grand Canyon

15 Texas A&M

16 Utah

17 Utah State

18 Mississippi State

19 Memphis

20 James Madison

21 UConn

22 Miami Florida

23 Baylor

24 Drake

25 Louisiana Tech

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NET RANKINGS

1 Arizona

2 Houston

3 BYU

4 Purdue

5 Creighton

6 Baylor

7 UConn

8 Marquette

9 Tennessee

10 Iowa State

11 Princeton

12 Indiana State

13 Oklahoma

14 Clemson

15 Texas A&M

16 Alabama

17 Kansas

18 Florida Atlantic

19 Illinois

20 Wisconsin

21 Virginia

22 Colorado State

23 Washington state

24 Auburn

25 New Mexico

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES

#1 South Carolina 78 #11 Utah 69

#2 UCLA 95 #20 Florida State 78

#3 North Carolina State 80 Liberty 67

#4 Iowa 87 Wisconsin 65

#6 USC 85 UC Riverside 53

#7 LSU 83 Louisiana 53

#12 Ohio State 94 #25 Penn State 84 OT

#15 Virginia Tech 85 Radford 40

#17 UConn 76 #24 North Carolina 64

#18 Louisville 73 Kentucky 61

#19 Marquette 64 Illinois State 62

Washington 60 #21 Washington State 55

#22 Creighton 73 Wyoming 61

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL RPI RANKINGS

1 North Carolina State

2 Stanford

3 UConn

4 Central Florida

5 Gonzaga

6 USC

7 South Carolina

8 Iowa

9 UCLA

10 Kansas State

11 UNLV

12 Utah

13 Indiana

14 Colorado

15 Princeton

16 TCU

17 Creighton

18 Maryland

19 Florida Gulf Coast

20 Arkansas

21 Miami Florida

22 West Virginia

23 Ohio State

24 Louisville

25 Notre Dame

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL NET RANKINGS

1 South Carolina

2 Stanford

3 Utah

4 Texas

5 Notre Dame

6 UCLA

7 Iowa

8 North Carolina State

9 Kansas State

10 UNLV

11 Michigan State

12 USC

13 Gonzaga

14 UConn

15 Creighton

16 Baylor

17 Ohio State

18 Nebraska

19 Louisville

20 LSU

21 Marquette

22 Texas A&M

23 Colorado

24 Washington state

25 West Virginia

NBA SCOREBOARD

No Games Scheduled

NHL SCOREBOARD

Florida 5 Columbus 2

Edmonton 4 New Jersey 1

Washington 4 Chicago 2

Nashville 2 Montréal 1

NY Rangers 4 Los Angeles 1

Winnipeg 4 Anaheim 2

Minnesota 3 Seattle 0

Vegas 5 San Jose 4

NATIONAL SPORTS RELEASES/HEADLINES

NFL NEWS

NFL ROUNDUP: LATE PENALTY HELPS BILLS CLIP CHIEFS

Josh Allen accounted for two touchdowns and Tyler Bass kicked a tiebreaking 39-yard field goal to help the Buffalo Bills post a 20-17 victory over the host Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

Bass’ boot went through the uprights with 1:54 remaining as the Bills (7-6) won for just the third time in their past seven contests. James Cook had a receiving touchdown and 141 scrimmage yards (83 receiving, 58 rushing) for Buffalo. Allen completed 23 of 42 passes for 233 yards with an interception.

Patrick Mahomes completed 25 of 43 passes for 271 yards, one touchdown and one interception as the Chiefs (8-5) lost for the fourth time in six games. Travis Kelce had 83 yards on six receptions, Rashee Rice had seven catches for 72 yards and a score and Jerick McKinnon rushed for a touchdown.

The Chiefs appeared to go ahead on a 49-yard passing touchdown with 1:12 left when Mahomes hit Kelce for 24 yards and the star tight end passed the ball laterally to Kadarius Toney, who ran the final 25 yards. But the score was nullified because Toney lined up in the neutral zone.

After Kansas City turned the ball over on downs with 55 seconds left, Mahomes was vehemently angry on the sideline, slammed his helmet on the ground and was yelling non-stop.

Ravens 37, Rams 31 (OT)

Tylan Wallace returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown in overtime to give Baltimore the win over visiting Los Angeles.

Lamar Jackson passed for 316 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another 70 yards for the Ravens (10-3), who have won seven of eight games. Odell Beckham Jr. caught four passes for 97 yards and a touchdown for Baltimore.

Matthew Stafford threw for 294 yards and three touchdowns and Kyren Williams rushed for 114 yards on 25 carries for the Rams (6-7), who had won three in a row. Both teams went three-and-out on their opening drives of overtime before Wallace’s game-ending touchdown.

Cowboys 33, Eagles 13

Dak Prescott threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns, Brandon Aubrey converted several extra-long field goals and Dallas got revenge on NFC East rival Philadelphia with a victory in Arlington, Texas.

Prescott completed 24 of 39 throws to help the Cowboys (10-3) win their fifth straight. They have not lost since the Eagles beat them 28-23 in Philadelphia on Nov. 5. Aubrey hit from 60, 59, 45 and 50 yards, becoming the first kicker in NFL history to make two field goals of 59 yards or longer in one game.

Jalen Hurts finished 18-of-27 passing for 197 yards for the Eagles (10-3), with A.J. Brown accounting for nine catches and 94 yards. Philadelphia lost three fumbles and committed 10 penalties for 95 yards in its second straight loss.

Buccaneers 29, Falcons 25

Baker Mayfield tossed an 11-yard scoring pass to Cade Otton with 31 seconds remaining to give Tampa Bay an AFC South win over host Atlanta.

Mayfield passed for 144 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for a score as Tampa Bay (6-7) won its second straight game. Rachaad White rushed for 102 yards and caught a touchdown pass, and Antoine Winfield Jr. delivered a strip-sack that led to a safety for the Buccaneers.

Desmond Ridder passed for 347 yards, one touchdown and one interception and also rushed for a score for the Falcons (6-7). Bijan Robinson rushed for a touchdown, Kyle Pitts had a scoring catch and Drake London had 10 receptions for 172 yards for Atlanta.

Bears 28, Lions 13

Justin Fields passed for a touchdown and ran for another as host Chicago upset NFC North-leading Detroit.

Fields passed for 223 yards and rushed for 58 yards on 12 carries for Chicago (5-8), which avenged a road loss to Detroit. D.J. Moore caught six passes for 68 yards and also had a 16-yard rushing touchdown for the Bears.

Lions quarterback Jared Goff was limited to 161 yards and one touchdown and was intercepted twice. Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 66 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for Detroit (9-4).

Bengals 34, Colts 14

Jake Browning found Chase Brown for a screen pass that turned into a 54-yard touchdown before connecting with Tanner Hudson for another score as Cincinnati beat visiting Indianapolis.

Browning, who has filled in since Joe Burrow’s season-ending wrist injury in Baltimore on Nov. 16, finished 18-for-24 for 275 yards and one interception along with a rushing score. Joe Mixon ran for 79 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries as the Bengals (7-6) won their second straight game.

Gardner Minshew II finished 26-of-39 passing for 240 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Colts (7-6), who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

Browns 31, Jaguars 27

Joe Flacco threw three touchdown passes and host Cleveland defeated Jacksonville.

Flacco went 26-of-45 passing for 311 yards. Two of his scoring strikes went to David Njoku in the first half. Cleveland’s defense picked off Trevor Lawrence three times, and the Jaguars lost a fumble. The Browns (8-5) turned one from each category into second-half scores, the latter a 41-yard scoring pass to David Bell.

Lawrence, playing less than a week after sustaining a high ankle sprain of his right foot, completed 28 of 50 throws for 257 yards and three touchdowns. His pass to Parker Washington with 8:52 left in the game pulled the Jaguars (8-5) within 28-21, but the Browns put the game away on Dustin Hopkins’ 55-yard field goal.

Saints 28, Panthers 6

Derek Carr threw two touchdown passes and New Orleans ended a three-game losing streak by beating visiting Carolina.

Carr’s touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter, when he threw for 82 of his 119 yards as the Saints (6-7) pulled away late.

The Panthers (1-12) rushed for 204 yards as Chuba Hubbard had 87 and Miles Sanders had 74, but Bryce Young completed just 13 of 36 passes for 137 yards.

Jets 30, Texans 7

Zach Wilson completed 27 of 36 passes for a season-high 301 yards and two touchdowns in his return to the starting quarterback job, helping New York snap a five-game losing streak with a victory over Houston in East Rutherford, N.J.

Playing through a drenching rain, Wilson helped the Jets (5-8) score more than one offensive touchdown in a game for the first time since Week 5. Wilson was reinstalled as the No. 1 quarterback after a two-week benching in favor of Tim Boyle. Garrett Wilson caught nine passes for 108 yards and Breece Hall had eight receptions for 86 yards and a touchdown while adding 40 rushing yards for New York.

The Texans (7-6) lost star quarterback C.J. Stroud late in the fourth quarter. He was hit after a throw and his head snapped back as he went to the ground. The team later said he entered concussion protocol. Stroud was 10-of-23 passing for 91 yards.

Vikings 3, Raiders 0

Greg Joseph made a 36-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining to lift Minnesota to a win over host Las Vegas.

Joseph’s kick proved to be enough for the Vikings (7-6). Minnesota’s defense did the rest, limiting the Raiders to 202 total yards and stuffing 11 of 14 third-down opportunities. Aidan O’Connell completed 21 of 32 passes for 171 yards and an interception for Las Vegas (5-8).

Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson sustained a chest injury in the first half and did not return. Jefferson was taken to a hospital in the second half for precautionary reasons.

49ers 28, Seahawks 16

Deebo Samuel had a 54-yard touchdown reception and also rushed for a score as San Francisco defeated NFC West rival Seattle in Santa Clara, Calif.

Christian McCaffrey rushed 16 times for 145 yards for the 49ers (10-3), who won their fifth consecutive game. Brock Purdy was 19-of-27 passing for 368 yards and two touchdowns with one interception and Samuel collected seven receptions for 149 yards.

The Seahawks (6-7), who suffered their fourth loss in a row, played without starting quarterback Geno Smith, who suffered a groin injury in practice Thursday. Drew Lock replaced Smith and was 22 of 31 for 269 yards, with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Lock was sacked four times.

Broncos 24, Chargers 7

Russell Wilson threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns, and Denver’s suddenly ferocious defense knocked Los Angeles quarterback Justin Herbert out of the game in the first half of a win in Inglewood, Calif., that kept the Broncos in the AFC playoff hunt.

Wilson completed 21 of 33 passes with an interception. He gave the Broncos (7-6) a 17-0 lead with 5:55 left in the third quarter when he found Courtland Sutton for a 46-yard scoring strike.

After Austin Ekeler scored on a 3-yard run to pull the Chargers (5-8) within 17-7 with 10:37 remaining in the game, Denver chewed up nearly 7 1/2 minutes of clock on a game-clinching touchdown drive. Herbert was 9-for-17 for 96 yards with an interception when he left with a finger injury in the second quarter.

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 14

 A look at seven statistical highlights from games played during the 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. ET windows on Sunday, Dec. 10, the 14th week of the 2023 season.

  • With three games remaining in Week 14, 10 of 12 games (83.3 percent) have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter.

    This season, 72 percent of all games (147 of 205) have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter.

    To this point in Week 14, six games have been decided by one score, four of which featured a game-winning score in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter or in overtime. Seven games have been won by teams who entered Week 14 with less wins than their opponent.

    Baltimore defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 37-31, as wide receiver TYLAN WALLACE registered a 76-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime. It marked the fourth overtime punt-return touchdown in NFL history, joining XAVIER GIPSON (Sept. 11, 2023), PATRICK PETERSON (Nov. 6, 2011) and TAMARICK VANOVER (Oct. 9, 1995). 

    Buffalo defeated Kansas City, 20-17, as kicker TYLER BASS converted the go-ahead 39-yard field goal with 1:54 remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Minnesota defeated Las Vegas, 3-0, as kicker GREG JOSEPH made a 36-yard field goal with 1:57 remaining in the fourth quarter.

    Tampa Bay defeated Atlanta, 29-25, as quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD connected with tight end CADE OTTON for the game-winning touchdown pass with 31 seconds remaining.

    San Francisco, with a Green Bay loss on Monday, can clinch a playoff berth. Philadelphia, with a win on Sunday Night Football, can become the first team to qualify for the 2023 postseason. For the full Week 14 playoff scenarios, click here.

  • San Francisco quarterback BROCK PURDY completed 19 of 27 attempts (70.4 percent) for 368 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a 122.1 rating while running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 153 scrimmage yards (145 rushing, eight receiving), wide receiver DEEBO SAMUEL had 149 receiving yards and two touchdowns (one receiving, one rushing) and tight end GEORGE KITTLE had 76 receiving yards and one touchdown in the 49ers’ 28-16 win over Seattle.

    Purdy is the fourth quarterback in NFL history with a completion percentage of 70-or-higher in seven consecutive games within a season in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JOE MONTANA (eight consecutive games in 1989), DREW BREES (seven in 2016) and SAM BRADFORD (seven in 2016).

    Purdy has 12 career games with a passer rating of 110-or-higher, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (12 games) for the third-most such games by a player in his first two seasons in NFL history. Only RUSSELL WILSON (14) and JUSTIN HERBERT (13) have more.

    McCaffrey has 10,096 scrimmage yards and 77 scrimmage touchdowns in 88 career games and is the sixth player in the Super Bowl era with at least 10,000 scrimmage yards and 75 scrimmage touchdowns in his first 90 career games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers MARCUS ALLENERIC DICKERSONEMMITT SMITH and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON as well as ADRIAN PETERSON.

    Samuel is the second player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards, one touchdown reception and one rushing touchdown in consecutive games, joining TIMMY BROWN (Dec. 11 and Dec. 18, 1960 with Philadelphia).

    Kittle has 6,065 receiving yards since entering the NFL in 2017 and is the fifth tight end in NFL history with at least 6,000 receiving yards in his first seven career seasons, joining TRAVIS KELCE (6,465 receiving yards), JIMMY GRAHAM (6,280), ANTONIO GATES (6,223) and ROB GRONKOWSKI (6,095).

  • Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN had one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in the Bills’ Week 14 victory.

    Allen has nine games with both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown this season, tied with KYLER MURRAY (nine games in 2020) for the most such games in a season in NFL history.

    Allen, who has 25 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns this season, is the third quarterback in NFL history with at least 25 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns in a season, joining KYLER MURRAY (2020) and CAM NEWTON (2015).

  • Chicago quarterback JUSTIN FIELDS totaled 281 yards (223 passing, 58 rushing) and two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) in the Bears’ 28-13 win over Detroit.

    Fields has 2,021 career rushing yards and became the third quarterback in NFL history with at least 2,000 rushing yards in his first three career seasons, joining LAMAR JACKSON (2,906 rushing yards) and CAM NEWTON (2,032).

  • Cincinnati quarterback JAKE BROWNING completed 18 of 24 attempts (75 percent) for 275 yards with three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) and one interception for a 122.7 rating in the Bengals’ 34-14 win over Indianapolis.

    Browning is the second player since 1950 with a completion percentage of 70-or-higher and a passer rating of 95-or-higher in each of his first three career starts, joining CHAD PENNINGTON (first four starts in Weeks 5 and 7-9 of the 2002 season with the New York Jets).

    Browning has completed 79.3 percent of his attempts (69 of 87) in his first three career starts, the highest completion percentage by a quarterback in his first three career starts since 1950, surpassing CHAD PENNINGTON (77.4 percent).

  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 294 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a 103.1 rating and rookie wide receiver PUKA NACUA recorded five receptions for 84 yards in Week 14.

    Stafford, who is 35 years and 306 days old, has 352 career touchdown passes and became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to reach 350 career touchdown passes prior to his 36th birthday, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers BRETT FAVREPEYTON MANNING and DAN MARINO as well as DREW BREES and AARON RODGERS.

    Nacua has 82 receptions this season and is the third player with at least 80 receptions in his first 13 career games in NFL history, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (91 receptions in 2014) and JAYLEN WADDLE (86 in 2021).

    Nacua has 1,113 receiving yards this season and is the fourth player with at least 1,100 receiving yards in his first 13 career games in the Super Bowl era, joining ODELL BECKHAM JR. (1,305 receiving yards in 2014), ANQUAN BOLDIN (1,155 in 2003) and Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (1,120 in 1998).

  • Tampa Bay safety ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. had a sack and forced fumble in the Buccaneers’ Week 14 win.

    Winfield has 13 career sacks and surpassed BILL BATES (12.5 sacks) for the second-most sacks by a defensive back in his first four seasons since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic. Only JAMAL ADAMS (21.5 sacks) has more.

  • Additional notes from Sunday include:

    • Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE had six receptions for 83 yards in Week 14.

      Kelce, who has 80 receptions this season, has at least 75 receptions in eight career seasons, tied with JASON WITTEN (eight) for the second-most such seasons by a tight end in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (10 seasons) has more.

    • Los Angeles Chargers running back AUSTIN EKELER had 100 scrimmage yards (51 rushing, 49 receiving) and one rushing touchdown in Week 14.

      Ekeler has 69 career scrimmage touchdowns (39 rushing, 30 receiving), tied with ROD SMITH (69 scrimmage touchdowns) for the third-most scrimmage touchdowns by an undrafted player in the common-draft era. Only ANTONIO GATES (116 scrimmage touchdowns) and PRIEST HOLMES (94) have more.​

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COLORADO SPREADS OFFENSE AROUND IN BIG WIN OVER NO. 15 MIAMI

Tristan da Silva had a near triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high nine assists as the Colorado Buffaloes knocked off the 15th-ranked Miami Hurricanes 90-63 on Sunday afternoon in New York City.

The game was part of the NABC Brooklyn Showcase at Barclays Center.

Colorado (7-2) had five other scorers in double figures: KJ Simpson (20 points); Luke O’Brien (13); Julian Hammond (11); Eddie Lampkin (11); and J’Vonne Hadley (11).

Miami (7-2) was led by Matthew Cleveland, who scored 17 points. Wooga Poplar added 11 points.

Hurricanes 6-7, 230-pound center Norchad Omier — the best rebounder and inside scorer on an undersized team — fouled out with 6:51 left in the game. He finished with 12 points and five rebounds.

Even with Omier, Miami struggled to keep the Buffaloes off the boards. The bigger Buffaloes — including the 6-11, 300-pound Lampkin — outrebounded Miami 33-21.

For the game, Colorado shot 58.7 percent. Miami shot just 44.9 percent.

Cody Williams, Colorado’s five-star freshman, missed the game due to a wrist injury. Over his past four games, he is averaging 17.5 points on 68-percent shooting.

With Williams out, Hammond got his first start of the season.

Colorado led by as many as eight points in the opening 20 minutes. But Miami closed the half with a 10-3 run, cutting its deficit to 37-36.

The Buffaloes had a 9-1 first-half edge in offensive rebounds, and they were plus-eight in paint points. Miami had a 12-2 advantage in points off turnovers and a 10-3 edge in fast-break points.

Lampkin led Colorado with 11 first-half points on 5-for-6 shooting. Cleveland led all first-half scorers with 13 points on 4-for-5 shooting, including 2-for-2 on 3-pointers, and 3-for-3 on free throws.

Miami took its first lead of the game, 39-37, on Nijel Pack’s 3-pointer with 19:22 left in the second half.

With 16:53 left, Miami surged to its largest lead of the game, 44-41, on Omier’s 3-point play.

But Hadley’s layup

But Hadley’s layup with 14:48 remaining put the Buffaloes ahead, 47-46. That was part of a 9-0 Colorado run, and the Hurricanes never recovered.

DAVID JONES POWERS MEMPHIS PAST NO. 21 TEXAS A&M

David Jones scored 29 points and Jahvon Quinerly added 24 as Memphis held off a late Texas A&M rally to topple the No. 21 Aggies 81-75 on Sunday in College Station, Texas.

Caleb Mills added 11 of his 13 points in the second half as the Tigers (7-2) scored a solid win against a ranked team that could have March implications. Memphis sank 52 percent of its field-goal attempts in the second half and connected on 9 of 22 3-pointers for the day.

Reserve Manny Obaseki scored 21 points to lead Texas A&M (7-3) but he was its only player in double figures. The Aggies hit on just 39.1 percent of their shots from the field, going 6-of-33 from the 3-point line.

The Tigers led by nine at halftime and owned a 14-point lead with 2:38 remaining before Texas A&M made a frantic push. It used a 12-2 run, capped by Obaseki’s 3-pointer with 7.7 seconds left, to pull within 79-75, but Jones sank a pair of foul shots to seal the verdict.

Wade Taylor IV, the Aggies’ leading scorer coming into the game, made just 3 of 14 attempts from the field and finished with nine points and eight assists.

Most of the first half was a game of Jones against Texas A&M. While the Aggies used multiple players to handle their attack, Memphis simply leaned on Jones and let him pour in the points.

Jones — who was questionable to play after suffering an ankle injury in Wednesday night’s 85-80 overtime win at VCU — scored 18 of his team’s first 22 points. When he drained a 3-pointer at the 5:40 mark, he had 21 points and the Tigers owned a 29-22 lead.

Texas A&M rallied to tie the game at 29 on a layup by Henry Coleman III with 2:41 left but Memphis finished the half on a 9-0 run mostly spearheaded by Quinerly. He had an assist, a layup and a 3-pointer to help the Tigers take a 38-29 edge to the break.

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WOMEN’S TOP 25 ROUNDUP: NO. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA SURVIVES ALISSA PILI, NO. 11 UTAH

Alissa Pili pushed South Carolina for 40 minutes, but the No. 1 Gamecocks survived her career-high 37-point performance to outlast No. 11 Utah in the Hall of Fame Women’s Showcase in Uncasville, Conn.

Pili scored 15 points in the second quarter, keeping Utah in the game after falling behind 27-16 in the first 10 minutes.

The Gamecocks posted a win over a ranked team for the fourth time this season — more than any other team — and slowed Utah’s high-volume 3-point attack but allowed 46 points in the paint. Kamilla Cardoso scored a team-high 17 points with six rebounds and Te-Hina Paopao added 15 for the Gamecocks (9-0), who had 23 turnovers.

One of the nation’s leaders with a 43.6 3-point field goal percentage entering the game, Utah (8-2) made only 5 of 20 3-point tries. Pili was 3 of 6 from long range and made 15 of 23 field-goal attempts.

No. 4 Iowa 87, Wisconsin 65

Caitlin Clark scored 28 points with nine rebounds and five assists and Hannah Stuelke came off the bench to put up 21 for the Hawkeyes in an easy win over the Badgers in the Big Ten opener in Madison, Wis.

It was the 28th consecutive win for the Hawkeyes over the Badgers. Clark moved to No. 10 on the all-time women’s Division I scoring list and passed an impressive list of legends on Sunday: Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Chamique Holdsclaw and Cheryl Miller.

The first home sellout for Wisconsin’s women’s hoops at Kohl Center in 21 years made for a high-energy atmosphere, but Clark made a series of deflating plays to keep the Hawkeyes (10-1, 1-0) in their comfort zone.

Clark hit an NBA range 3 in front of the Badgers’ bench in the final seconds of the second quarter, shrugged toward the crowd in Jordan-esque fashion and Iowa carried a 43-33 lead into the break. She made another logo-mark 3 from the left wing, staking Iowa to a 65-47 advantage with 1:44 to play in the third quarter.

Wisconsin (5-4, 0-1) was led by Ronnie Porter with 17 points and seven rebounds.

No. 12 Ohio State 94, Penn State 84 (OT)

Jacy Sheldon scored nine of her 31 points in overtime and the Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions to push their winning streak to eight with a victory in the Big Ten opener for both teams.

Trailing 80-76 following Celeste Taylor’s 3 with 43 seconds left in regulation, Penn State (7-3) tied the game with 10.8 seconds to go on back-to-back buckets from Makenna Marisa and Tay Valladay on either side of an Ohio State turnover. Marisa had 28 points in 40 points before she was carried to the locker room with a leg injury late in overtime.

Ohio State (8-1) was down by nine to start the fourth quarter, which Sheldon trimmed to six with an immediate 3. The Buckeyes took the lead 69-68 on Rebeka Mikulasikova’s 3.

The Buckeyes owned overtime, including five points from Sheldon during a 7-0 run that also included Cotie McMahon knocking down an open shot with 2:24 to go. McMahon had 27 points for Ohio State.

No. 15 Virginia Tech 85, Radford 40

Center Elizabeth Kitley had 16 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and two blocks for the Hokies, who hammered the Highlanders to improve to 5-0 at home this season in Blacksburg, Va.

Virginia Tech (7-2) burst out of the gate, led 22-4 before the end of the first quarter and never let off the gas. Radford had 11 field goals and shot 19.3 percent from the field.

Georgia Amoore chipped in 15 points with three assists and three blocks for the Hokies.

Ashlyn Traylor-Walker missed 14 of her 16 field-goal attempts but led the Highlanders (2-8) with 16 points with an 11-of-12 day at the free throw line.

No. 18 Louisville 73, Kentucky 61

Eylia Love led five players scoring in double figures and the host Cardinals eased past the Wildcats in their annual rivalry duel Sunday afternoon

Love had 14 points, and Nyla Harris and Syndey Taylor had 13 points apiece for Louisville (9-1). Maddie Scherr paced Kentucky with 22 points; she made four 3-pointers and had five rebounds and three steals.

Kentucky (4-7) trailed 50-44 entering the fourth quarter when Louisville surged behind Love’s 3-pointer and a jumper by Jayda Curry, which pushed the Cardinals ahead 55-46 with 8:16 remaining.

The Wildcats closed to 62-56 with 1:55 to go with Cassidy Rowe nailing a 3-pointer, but Louisville sealed the win with three Kiki Jefferson free throws in a span of seven seconds.

NHL NEWS

NHL ROUNDUP: EX-KING JONATHAN QUICK BACKSTOPS RANGERS

Jonathan Quick made 25 saves in his first start against his former team as the host New York Rangers ended their first losing streak of the season with a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday night.

Mika Zibanejad scored a power-play goal in the second period and Jonny Brodzinski also scored on the man advantage during a chaotic third, when the teams combined for 38 penalty minutes, including 10-minute misconducts to Zibanejad and Los Angeles forward Kevin Fiala.

Jimmy Vesey scored what turned out to be the game-winner late in the second as the Rangers bounced back from consecutive four-goal losses at Ottawa and Washington. Rookie Will Cuylle scored in the third for New York, and Vincent Trocheck collected three assists.

Phillip Danault scored on the power play for Los Angeles in the third after being bloodied by a puck to the face in the first period, but the Kings took their first regulation road loss. They also saw their season-opening road point streak end at 12 games. Los Angeles goalie Pheonix Copley allowed four goals on 27 shots.

Oilers 4, Devils 1

Defenseman Evan Bouchard

Defenseman Evan Bouchard scored to extend his point streak to 11 games, and Calvin Pickard made 14 of his 26 saves in the third period, as surging Edmonton won its seventh straight, beating visiting New Jersey.

Connor McDavid and Evander Kane each had a goal with an assist, and Derek Ryan also scored for the Oilers, who are 10-3-0 since starting 2-9-1. Bouchard’s eighth goal of the season, and 16th point in the past 11 games, made it 2-0 late in the second period — and also helped Edmonton win its seventh in a row at home.

Making his third appearance and second start for Edmonton, Pickard wasn’t severely tested through the first two periods. But he was up to the task during a third-period push by the Devils, who got a Jesper Bratt goal in the frame, but no more to fall short of recording a 4-0-0 road trip. Akira Schmid made 26 saves for New Jersey, which lost for just the second time in eight games.

Capitals 4, Blackhawks 2

Nic Dowd scored twice to help visiting Washington defeat Chicago.

Dylan Strome scored his team-leading 11th goal of the season for the Capitals, who have won two straight after losing three in a row (0-2-1). Beck Malenstyn had two assists, and Darcy Kuemper made 32 saves. Alex Ovechkin had his 11th assist, but saw his goal drought extend to 10 games, matching his career high, which ended in March 2017.

Philipp Kurashev had a goal and an assist for the Blackhawks, who had won two straight for the first time this season. Connor Bedard had two assists, and Arvid Soderblom made 23 saves. Both teams were playing the second of back-to-backs.

Wild 3, Kraken 0

Matt Boldy continued his offensive resurgence and goaltender Filip Gustavsson made 24 saves for his second shutout of the season as Minnesota defeated host Seattle.

Marco Rossi also scored and Joel Eriksson Ek added an empty-netter with 3.9 seconds remaining for the Wild, who snapped a two-game skid and improved to 5-2-0 since John Hynes replaced Dean Evason as coach.

Joey Daccord stopped 23 of 25 shots for Seattle, which suffered its eighth consecutive defeat (0-6-2).

Panthers 5, Blue Jackets 2

Aleksander Barkov had a goal and two assists for Florida in a win against host Columbus.

Gustav Forsling had a goal and an assist and Sam Reinhart had four assists for the Panthers, who are 5-1-1 in their past seven games. Florida’s Anthony Stolarz made 17 saves.

Yegor Chinakhov and Dmitri Voronkov scored goals and Jet Greaves made 31 saves for the Blue Jackets, who have lost six of their past nine.

Jets 4, Ducks 2

Gabe Vilardi scored from long range with 1:49 remaining and Winnipeg increased its winning streak to four games with a comeback victory over host Anaheim.

Mark Scheifele scored an empty-net goal for the Jets with 29 seconds remaining, while Nino Niederreiter and Morgan Barron also scored third-period goals for Winnipeg, which trailed 2-0 early in the final period. Connor Hellebuyck had 25 saves for the Jets, who have won nine of their last 12 games.

Alex Killorn and Adam Henrique scored and Gibson had 27 saves as the Ducks saw their losing streak extend to four games while going 1-11 since Nov. 15.

Predators 2, Canadiens 1

Colton Sissons scored both of Nashville’s goals on assists from Roman Josi in beating host Montreal.

The Predators built a two-goal lead and then hung on for the victory. Nashville goaltender Juuse Saros made 36 saves, including all 14 he faced in the third period, while Montreal pushed frantically for the game-tying goal. The Predators have won four of five games and 10 of 13.

Jake Evans replied for the Canadiens, who have two wins in their last six games (2-3-1). Goalie Jake Allen stopped 30 shots and has not won in seven consecutive outings. He last claimed a victory Oct. 28.

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COLTS’ WIN STREAK ENDS WITH WEEK 14 LOSS TO CINCINNATI BENGALS

CINCINNATI – The Colts’ four-game winning streak ended on Sunday, as Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Jake Browning completed passes of 54, 46 and 45 yards to send the Colts to a 34-14 Week 14 defeat at Paycor Stadium.

Two of those three 40-plus yard Browning completions were screens, with running back Chase Brown taking the 54-yarder to the house to open the scoring in the first quarter.

The Colts erased an early 14-0 deficit first with quarterback Gardner Minshew II connecting with tight end Mo Alie-Cox for touchdown on a fourth down near the goal line.

Linebacker Ronnie Harrison Jr. intercepted a pass that tipped off tight end Tanner Hudson’s hand and ran it back for a pick-six, and Michael Pittman Jr. caught the ensuing two-point try to tie the game and erase Matt Gay’s missed PAT following the Alie-Cox touchdown.

Cincinnati quickly re-gained the lead after halftime with wide receivers Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase notching explosive receptions before running back Joe Mixon ripped off an 18-yard run. Browning found Hudson for a touchdown on the next play.

After the Colts’ ensuing drive stalled, the Bengals again struck with an 11-play, 71-yard drive sparked by a 46-yard deep strike to Higgins. Browning punched in a goal-to-go touchdown on a sneak to put Cincinnati up by two scores late in the third quarter.

The Colts fell behind by three scores when wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie muffed a punt, with the Bengals recovering at the Colts’ 12-yard line early in the fourth quarter and followed that turnover with a short field goal.

A holding penalty assessed to left guard Quenton Nelson wiped a fourth quarter Zack Moss touchdown midway through the fourth quarter, and Minshew had a pass slip out of his hands and into the waiting arms of Bengals defensive tackle B.J. Hill for an in interception shortly after.

The loss dropped the Colts to 7-6 and was their largest margin of defeat in the 2023 season. Both the Cleveland Browns and Bengals now own head-to-head tiebreakers over the Colts, and the loss dropped the Colts to 5-4 against AFC opposition, which is the second tiebreaker used to determine playoff spots and seeding.

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GAME PREVIEW: PACERS AT PISTONS

After a week in the national spotlight thanks to their run to the In-Season Tournament Championship game, the Pacers (12-8) are back to the regular season grind on Monday, when they tip off a four-game road trip in Detroit against the scuffling Pistons (2-20).

The Pacers won over a lot of fans with their tournament run. They knocked off Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Monday in the Quarterfinals to advance to Las Vegas, where they ousted Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. Anthony Davis, LeBron James, and the Los Angeles Lakers thwarted their championship hopes, however, besting Indiana in Saturday’s title game, 123-109.

Tyrese Haliburton was an All-Star last year, but he’s now a household name and an emerging superstar thanks to his performance in the In-Season Tournament. The 23-year-old point guard averaged 26.7 points, 13.3 assists, and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 42.5 percent from 3-point range over seven IST games.

“Obviously, Tyrese Haliburton is now a name that everyone knows,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said. “He’s going to be in the conversation for a lot of things from All-Star to All-NBA to MVP based on not just this tournament, but what he’s been doing every single game this year.”

The Pacers now face the unique challenge of going from playing for a championship to resuming the regular season less than 48 hours later. It would seem only natural to have some degree of an emotional letdown in those circumstances, and the fact that the Blue & Gold are facing a Pistons team mired in a long losing streak will make it even more of a test for Indiana’s mental fortitude.

Detroit has the worst record in the NBA and has dropped 19 straight games. The Pistons’ last win came on Oct. 28 against Chicago. They haven’t been especially competitive recently, either. Only one of the Pistons’ last seven losses was by single digits, and that was still a nine-point defeat.

The Pistons aren’t completely devoid of talent, however. Third-year guard Cade Cunningham is averaging 22 points and 7.3 assists and tallied 31 points in Detroit’s first meeting with Indiana on Nov. 24. Former Purdue All-American Jaden Ivey also had 26 in that contest. The Pacers allowed 86 points in the paint to the Lakers on Saturday, an area Cunningham, Ivey, and the Pistons will try to attack early and often on Monday.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Buddy Hield, F – Bruce Brown, F – Obi Toppin, C – Myles Turner

Pistons: G – Cade Cunnigham, G – Killian Hayes, F – Bojan Bogdanovic, F – Isaiah Stewart, C – Marvin Bagley III

Injury Report

Pacers: Andrew Nembhard – out (right knee bone bruise), Jalen Smith – out (left knee bone bruise/left heel contusion)

Pistons: TBA

Last Meeting

Nov. 24, 2023: The Pacers closed the game with a 32-9 run to beat the Pistons in an In-Season Tournament game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 136-113. The victory secured a 4-0 record for the Pacers in Group Play and guaranteed that they would host a Quarterfinal game.

Tyrese Haliburton had been questionable for the game with a sprained right wrist and played with it heavily taped, but the All-Star guard still managed to tally a team-high 26 points and 10 assists, going 5-for-13 from 3-point range.

Myles Turner added 23 points, 10 rebounds, and five blocks. Buddy Hield finished with 18 points in the win, Bennedict Mathurin added 15 off the bench, while Obi Toppin also tallied 15 going 3-for-5 from beyond the arc.

Cade Cunningham led all scorers with 31 points and had five assists, going 10-for-26 from the field and 9-for-9 from the free throw line. Jaden Ivey added 25 points for Detroit, while Jalen Duren recorded a double-double off the bench with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

Noteworthy

The Pacers are 108-102 all-time against the Pistons, but 39-65 in games played in Detroit. The Blue & Gold have dropped five of their last seven contests at Little Caesars Arena.

Indiana and the Pistons will meet again on Feb. 22 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse and in Detroit on March 20.

With a loss on Monday, the Pistons would be just the 14th team in NBA history to lose 20 consecutive games and only the eighth to lose 20 straight games in a single season. The longest losing streak in league history is 28 games by Philadelphia across the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. The 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers and the 2013-14 Sixers share the record for most consecutive losses in a single season with 26.

Former Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (who started 161 games for the Blue & Gold from 2017-19) made his season debut after missing the start of the season with a calf strain. Bogdanovic scored 22 points in each of his first two games and had nine points on Friday night in Orlando. He is 8-for-21 (38.1 percent) from 3-point range.

Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: Bally Sports Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Pat Boylan (studio host)

Tickets

The Pacers return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse to host Paul George, Kawhi Leonard and the Los Angeles Clippers on Monday, Dec. 18 at 7:00 PM ET.

INDIANA FEVER BASKETBALL

FEVER WIN WNBA DRAFT LOTTERY, IN POSITION FOR CAITLIN CLARK

The Indiana Fever won the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft lottery for the second straight year.

The Fever had the best odds — 442 out of 1,000 chances — to hear their name called Sunday afternoon after selecting South Carolina forward/center Aliyah Boston first overall last April. Boston went on to win WNBA Rookie of the Year.

Now Indiana is in position to take Iowa star Caitlin Clark, one of the most prolific scorers the women’s game has seen in recent memory. However, Clark is eligible to play another college season and has yet to decide if she will stay at Iowa or turn pro.

UConn star Paige Bueckers and Stanford double-double machine Cameron Brink are also likely to be available at the top of the draft. The draft will be held April 15.

The Los Angeles Sparks, Phoenix Mercury and Seattle Storm rounded out the top four selections.

The Mercury had the second-best odds to win the No. 1 pick (276 out of 1,000) but instead slipped to third, behind the nearby rival Sparks.

Lottery odds were determined by team records over the past two seasons. The Fever went 18-58 over 2022 and 2023, the worst in the league.

PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

PURDUE DROPS BIG TEN OPENER AT MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Despite battling back from a 10-point deficit, a late turnover and foul sent the Purdue women’s basketball team to a 60-58 road loss at Minnesota on Sunday afternoon to open Big Ten play.

Purdue (6-4, 0-1) held a four-point lead with 1:23 to play before Minnesota (8-1, 1-0) closed the game on a 7-1 run.

Madison Layden paced Purdue with a team-high 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting with four triples. Sixteen of Layden’s points came in the third quarter. Caitlyn Harper was effective inside for 16 points on 7-of-11 from the floor. Abbey Ellis extended her streak of double-figures games to 10 with 10 points.

Mary Ashley Stevenson finished two points shy of her second double-double of the season, going for eight points and a career-best 11 rebounds.

Purdue shot 41.5% overall and went 7-of-17 from distance. Purdue won the battle on the boards 41-38 with Jeanae Terry and Stevenson combining for 26 on the glass. Terry was one assist shy of her second straight on-point double-double, going for seven points, 15 rebounds and nine assists.

Defensively, Purdue held the high-scoring Golden Gophers’ offense in check, keeping the hosts 18.4 points below their season average while shooting just 35.8% overall. Minnesota was 5-of-19 from behind the arc. Purdue held its fifth straight and eighth overall opponent to 60 or fewer points this year.

Minnesota turned 19 Purdue turnovers into 17 points, as Purdue managed eight points on 10 Golden Gopher giveaways.

Both sides played tight defense in the first quarter as the two clubs were kept below 10 points. The Boilermakers held Minnesota to just 5-of-23 shooting and 1-of-8 from behind the arc over the opening 10 minutes, but the Boilermakers could not capitalize with just three made field goals all from Harper inside. The clubs were tied 7-7 going to the second.

Ellis gave Purdue an early 10-7 lead in the first second on a transition 3-pointer, Purdue’s first of the game. Minnesota went scored 10 straight to open a 23-13 gap late into the second. Stevenson ended the drought with her first career triple. The rookie added a layup before the halftime horn to have Purdue trail 25-18 at the break.

After not scoring in the first half, Layden erupted for 16 points in the third on 6-of-6 shooting with a quartet of 3-pointers. The Kokomo, Ind., native connected on a wing 3-pointer with 4:57 to play to put Purdue ahead 33-32. Following a 6-0 run by Minnesota that put the hosts back ahead, Layden and Terry both hit 3-pointers to give Purdue a 43-38 lead going to the fourth.

Minnesota countered early in the fourth with a 9-0 run to retake the lead. Stevenson stopped the run on a mid-range jumper, and Caitlyn Harper scored four straight to level things up at 51-51 with 3:03 to play. After the Golden Gophers tied up the game at 58-58 with 13 seconds to play, Purdue’s final possession ended in a turnover before a foul was called on the ensuing loose ball. Amaya Battle sank both free throws to give Minnesota the win.

NOTES

• Purdue leads the all-time series 48-25.

• Finishing with two steals, Jeanae Terry recorded her 200th career swipe.

• Terry is the only active player in the nation with 600 assists, 800 rebounds and 200 steals.

• Terry moved into sole control of ninth on Purdue’s all-time assist chart with 436.

• Madison Layden moved into 11th on Purdue’s career 3-point list with her 168th make from distance.

• Purdue has had a player score 10 points or more in 10 straight games to open a season for the second straight year, as Ellis joined Lasha Petree, who started the first 11 games last year in double digits.

• Already one of five freshmen in the Big Ten averaging over eight points and three rebounds, Mary Ashley Stevenson recorded her fourth straight game with seven or more boards.

UP NEXT

Purdue will renew its rivalry with Notre Dame next Sunday in South Bend. The Boilermakers will face the No. 14/12 Fighting Irish at Purcell Pavilion for a noon tip on ACC Network.

NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER

COLLEGE CUP FINAL PREVIEW: #9 CLEMSON

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The No. 2 overall seed Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play for a championship in the NCAA Final against No. 9 Clemson at 6:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Dec. 11 at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville. The match will air on ESPNU.

No. 2 NOTRE DAME vs. No. 9 CLEMSON
Location: Louisville, Kentucky | Lynn Family Stadium
TV: ESPNU
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THE IRISH IN THE NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP

• Notre Dame is playing in its 24th NCAA Championship in 2023 and have played in the tourney in 20 of the last 23 seasons.

• The Irish have an overall record of 23-20-7 in the NCAA Championships.

• Notre Dame has a record of 3-0-1 at the College Cup in program history.

• The Irish are making their second appearance in the NCAA Final in program history.

• The Irish did not advance from the semifinal in 2021, drawing against Clemson with a score of 1-1 before falling in penalties.

• Notre Dame won the College Cup in 2013, defeating Maryland by a score of 2-1 to capture the title. It was the program’s first trip to the College Cup.

• The Irish have advanced to the round of 16 on 12 occasions and have now made six quarterfinals with three coming during the six years of the Chad Riley era.

• Notre Dame’s No. 2 national seed is the highest the program has earned since being the top-seed during the 2014 season.

• The last time the Irish were in the NCAA Tournament they advanced to the College Cup for the second time in program history, coming in the 2021 season.

• Notre Dame is 16-8-6 when playing at home in NCAA Tournament play in program history and has advanced to the next round 21 times.

• With the win over Kentucky on Nov. 19, the Irish are 13-8-2 in their opening NCAA Tournament matches in program history and have advanced to the next round 15 times.

THE CLEMSON SERIES

• The Irish and Tigers will meet on the pitch for the 15th time on Monday.

• Notre Dame holds a lead in the all-time series with a record of 7-5-2.

• The Irish and Tigers played earlier this season, with Notre Dame winning by way of a 3-2 decision at Alumni Stadium on Sept. 9.

• Eno Nto, Bryce Boneau and Daniel Russo each scored for the Irish in the win, with Russo providing the winner off an excellent free kick in the 50th minute.

LAST TIME OUT

• Notre Dame defeated Oregon State by a score of 1-0 on Friday evening at Lynn Family Stadium in the NCAA Championship Semifinals to advance to the title match.

• The Irish and Beavers played a scoreless opening 45 minutes before Notre Dame found the breakthrough goal in the 51st minute.

• Eno Nto scored the goal off a great finish and Wyatt Lewis picked up the assist in what turned out to be the match winner.

• Bryan Dowd made four saves over the 90 minutes of play to help the Irish advance and keep the clean sheet.

• The Irish also received a massive shift from center back Josh Ramsey, as the junior made a huge clear off the goal line in the 68th minute that was the Sports Center Top 10 No. 4 play.

DOMINATING DEFENSE

• The Fighting Irish have allowed just 13 goals through 21 matches during the 2023 campaign.

• The 0.619 goals against average leads the ACC and ranks third in the country.

• With 12 shutouts over 21 matches, the Irish are second in the country in shutout percentage with a mark 57.1.

• In 400 minutes of play during the NCAA Tournament, the Irish have allowed just one goal, which was to Indiana during the quarterfinals.

• Notre Dame has given up just one or no goals in 19 of 21 matches this season.

•The nine regular season shutouts are the most the Irish have recorded in a regular season since posting nine during the 2007 season.

• Notre Dame’s eight goals allowed in the regular season are the fewest the Irish have given up since the 2004 season in which they allowed seven goals.

DOWD DELIVERS

• Bryan Dowd has been masterful in goal this season for the Irish, making a claim as the top goalie in the country despite playing some of the best attacking units in the nation.

• The shot stopper was the only goalkeeper that was named a MAC Hermann Award semifinalist and was voted a United Soccer Coaches First Team All-American

• The senior ranks second in the country in shutouts (11) and seventh in save percentage (.841).

• The shot stopper has 61 career starts while appearing in 62 matches over his previous three seasons in South Bend.

• Dowd has amassed 169 career saves and has recorded 24 clean sheets over his time in South Bend.

•The senior produced his best performance of his career in the 0-0 draw at Akron, making a career-high 12 saves to keep the clean sheet intact.

• The 12 saves are the most by an ACC goalkeeper in the regular season and the third most of any goalie at the DI level.

ATTACKING CLINIC

• Notre Dame’s attack has been one of the best in the country during the 2023 season.

• The Irish rank 17th in the country in goals (2.05), 11th in assists per game (2.29) and sixth in goal differential (+30).

• Sixteen different Irish players have scored a goal this season and 22 have recorded at least one point.

STRONG STARTS

• Notre Dame has made it a habit of jumping out to an early lead this season, as the Irish have scored the opening goal in 14 of 21 matches in 2023.

• Eleven of the 14 opening goals have come in the first 45 minutes of play.

•The quickest goal to start a match came from Matthew Roou in the 4th minute in the win over Clemson.

• The Fighting Irish are unbeaten when scoring the opening goal over the last 34 occurrences, posting a record of 32-0-2 spanning back to the early stages of the 2021 season.

FIGHT TO THE FINISH

• As good as the Irish have been at the beginning of matches, they have been even better in the final 45 minutes of play.

• Notre Dame has outscored its opponents by a combined score of 26-6 in second halves this season.

•The Irish have allowed second half goals in just four matches this season while having scored in the final 45 minutes of play in 13 outings.

SET-PIECE SUCCESS

• ND has excelled on both ends of the field on set pieces during the 2023 season.

•The Irish defense has allowed four goals off set pieces all season while in attack 16 of the team’s 43 goals have come via a set piece.

• Notre Dame has scored off six free kicks, five corners, three penalty kicks and two from throw-ins.

ROOU’S RUN OF FORM

• Junior Matthew Roou is a prominent force in the Irish attack through this season, producing 23 points off 10 goals and three assists.

• Roou’s hat trick in the win over IUPUI was the first of his career and the first of the season for the Irish.

• The junior forward finished with seven points off three goals and an assist, becoming the first Notre Dame player to record seven or more points in a match since Dave Donohue also had seven points against Marquette on Sept. 11, 2008.

• Roou currently has 21 career goals to go along with 10 career assists, totaling 52 career points for the forward.

NTO’S HISTORIC NIGHT

• Eno Nto scored a career-high four goals in the 6-0 victory over No. 20 Pitt in the season finale.

• The four-goal performance represented the most goals from an Irish player in a match since Joseph Lapira scored four against Indiana on Sept. 3, 2006.

• Nto’s four goals are the most any player in the ACC has scored in a match this season and the forward is one of three players at the men’s DI level to score four goals in a game this season.

• Nto was named the ACC Offensive Player of the Week, College Soccer News National Player of the Week and Top Drawer Soccer National Player of the Week after the performance.

• The junior is now tied for the team lead for goals on the season with 10 and has 17 goals in his Notre Dame career.

TOP OF THE TABLE

• The Irish captured their second ACC Coastal Division title in program history after the draw against No. 3 Wake Forest. The program now has three ACC regular season titles, also winning in 2014 and 2013.

• Notre Dame is coming off its best regular season in ACC play, finishing with its first undefeated year in league action with a record of 6-0-2.

• This marked Notre Dame’s first undefeated regular-season conference record since going 7-0-4 in the Big East in 2011.

• Notre Dame scored 19 goals in regular season ACC play, which were the most of any team in the ACC over the eight matches.

• The Irish posted a +13 goal differential over the eight ACC matches, which ranked first in the conference.

NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL

MIKE BROWN NAMED WIDE RECEIVERS COACH

University of Notre Dame Dick Corbett Head Football Coach Marcus Freeman has announced the hiring of Mike Brown as wide receivers coach. Brown will begin his coaching duties immediately and will be with the Irish wideout group throughout the preparations for the 2023 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl.

Brown was most recently the associate head coach and wide receivers coach at the University of Wisconsin for the 2023 football season. He made the move to Wisconsin with head coach Luke Fickell from the University of Cincinnati, where he served as the wide receivers coach (2019-22) and passing game coordinator (2022).

A two-time All-American as a wide receiver at Liberty, Brown spent three seasons in the NFL after signing a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Brown played a key role in the Cincinnati offensive development during the Bearcats run to their first-ever 13-0 record and College Football Playoff appearance in 2021. He worked with All-AAC Second Team selection Alec Pierce, who led the team with 52 catches for 884 yards and eight touchdowns. The wide receiver group helped Cincinnati set school records for touchdowns (70) and points scored (516) during the 2021 season.

In his time at Cincinnati, Brown helped develop Pierce (Indianapolis Colts), Tre Tucker (Las Vegas Raiders) and Tyler Scott (Chicago Bears) into NFL receivers. At Wisconsin in 2023, Brown aided the development of Will Pauling, who earned third-team All-Big Ten honors with 66 receptions for 694 yards and four touchdowns. Pauling had 12 catches for 122 yards in 2022.

Brown started his coaching career as an offensive analyst and running backs assistant at Michigan in 2016. He moved to Delaware in 2017, working under head coach Danny Rocco who coached Brown at Liberty. In 2018, Brown moved to his alma mater to coach running backs and was named one of the “rising-star assistants you need to know” by On3 in 2022. He also took part in a Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2020.

Brown has connections with three members of the current Notre Dame coaching staff. Freeman, Bob and Leslie Mohr Family Quarterbacks Coach Gino Guidugli and Defensive Pass Game Coordinator Mike Mickens were all on the Cincinnati coaching staff for the 2019 season, with Freeman working with Brown in 2019-20 and Guidugli coaching with Brown from 2019-22 in Cincinnati.

The hiring will be effective at the conclusion of the University’s standard employment process.

THE MIKE BROWN FILE

Name: Mike Brown

Hometown: Charlottesville, VA

High School: Monticello High School

College: Liberty (2011, Finance)

Wife: Dymond

Children: Mike III, Drue

PLAYING CAREER

2008-11 Liberty (Wide Receiver, Quarterback)

2012-14 Jacksonville Jaguars (Wide Receiver)

COACHING CAREER

2016 Michigan – Offensive Analyst/Running Backs Assistant

2017 Delaware – Running Backs

2018 Liberty – Running Backs

2019-21 Cincinnati – Wide Receivers

2022 – Cincinnati – Passing Game Coordinator/Wide Receivers

2023 – Wisconsin – Associate Head Coach/Wide Receivers

BOWLS COACHED IN

2019 Cincinnati (Birmingham)

2020 Cincinnati (Peach)

2021 Cincinnati (Cotton)

2021 Cincinnati (Cotton)

2022 Cincinnati (Fenway)

BUTLER WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BUTLER TOPS CHICAGO STATE 84-51

INDIANAPOLIS – Caroline Strande scored a career-high 22 points and Jordan Meulemans led all players with 23 points as the Bulldogs defeated the Chicago State Cougars by the finals score of 84-51. BU will be off all next week for final exams and will return to action with the BIG EAST opener at #17 UConn.

Meulemans got off to a fast start, scoring six of Butler’s first 12 points of the contest. The ‘Dawgs led 19-15 after the first quarter and would end the first half on a 9-0 scoring run to take a 40-31 lead into the half.

The opening five minutes of the second half set the tone for the rest of the game as BU outscored Chicago State 16-4. They led CSU by 21 heading into the final 10 minutes and would end the game with a 34-point victory.

Inside the Box Score

– Butler had two players score 20 points in the same game for the first time since Feb. 28, 2020

– Butler shot 52.5 percent from the field

– Jordan Meulemans scored a game-high 23 points

– Caroline Strande had a career-high 22 points to go along with nine rebounds and six assists

– Strande and Ari Wiggins each had six assists; Wiggins also came up with five rebounds

– Sydney Jaynes had 12 points, five assists and three steals

– Rachel Kent was in double figures with 18 points

– Butler hit nine 3-pointers in the victory

– Butler forced 23 turnovers and scored 28 points of CSU miscues

– Butler scored 20 fast break points and 42 points in the paint

– The Bulldogs outscored Chicago State 44-20 in the second half

– Chicago State had three players score in double figures

– Jacia Cunningham led the Cougars with 12 points

Up Next

The BIG EAST opener is up next for the Bulldogs. Butler will travel to #17 UConn to face the Huskies in Hartford on Dec. 18.

BALL STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL

CARDINALS HANDLE COUGARS TO IMPROVE TO 7-0 AT HOME

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State men’s basketball team concluded its home nonconference slate undefeated with an 83-71 win over SIUE on Sunday afternoon at Worthen Arena.

The Cardinals (8-2) beat the Cougars (6-5) largely thanks to the duo of Jalin Anderson and Basheer Jihad, who combined for 50 points.

Ball State led for the entirety of the contest after a Mason Jones 3-pointer 39 seconds into the game, but SIUE stayed within striking distance for the balance of the afternoon to force the Cardinals to earn win No. 7 at home this season.

Jihad posted another double-double, his fourth in the last five games, and established a new career-high in scoring with 27 points and 10 rebounds while adding two assists and two blocks. Anderson went for 23 points, five assists and four rebounds, going 5-for-9 from 3-point range to set a season-best and tie a career-high in 3-pointers made.

Leading by as many as nine points on two occasions in the opening period, the Cardinals went into halftime up 42-38. SIUE made a run to get within three points at 51-48, but Mickey Pearson Jr. and Trent Middleton Jr. hit back-to-back triples to extend Ball State’s edge to 57-48 with 11:44 to play. The Cougars would not get within one possession the rest of the way.

Pearson Jr., Middleton Jr., and Ben Hendriks tallied 10 points each, with Hendriks adding six rebounds and three assists. The Cardinals shot 45.5 percent (25-55) from the field including 52.4 percent (11-21) from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent (22-26) at the line while limiting SIUE to 43.1 percent (25-58) from the field and 36.8 percent (7-19) from distance.

Ball State won the rebounding battle 36 to 34 after trailing 22-13 at halftime and had a 2.5:1 assist-to-turnover ratio (15 assists, 6 turnovers) for the game. The Cougars got 21 points and 12 rebounds from guard Damarco Minor, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a Cardinals program that has won 19 straight home nonconference matchups.

The Cardinals take on Finals Week before playing Indiana State at 1:45 p.m. on Saturday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse for the Indy Classic powered by Gainbridge.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL OUT TOUGHS WKU BEHIND BECKI’S 16 POINTS

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Ball State women’s basketball team held on for a 67-59 win at Western Kentucky Sunday afternoon at E.A. Diddle Arena.

The Cardinals improved to 7-2 on the season while the Lady Toppers fell to 6-5 in non-conference action. The game became closer than Ball State had anticipated midway through the fourth quarter, but Ball State was able to stop Western Kentucky’s ability for a comeback.

For the game, Ally Becki led the Cardinals with 16 points while Marie Kiefer finished the day scoring 14. Estel Puiggros rounded out the double-figure scoring with 11.

Defensively, Nyla Hampton stole the ball four times while also dishing out nine assists.

The Cardinals opened today’s contest with a hot shooting hand behind the arc against the Lady Toppers. A few 3’s from Becki, Kiefer along with Puiggros allowed Ball State to end the first period with a 20-12 edge over WKU. Ball State shot 67 (6-9) percent from the 3-point line  in the first 10 minutes of play.

Western Kentucky gave Ball State a run for its money in the second period after starting with an 8-4 scoring spree to come within four (24-20) with 6:41 off the clock.

But the Cardinals regained their footing and adjusted defensively allowing BSU to go back up by ten (30-20) with 4:29 left in the half. Layups from Annie Rauch, Hana Mühl and Hampton allowed Ball State to take back control. The Cardinals would then carry that 10-point (32-22) advantage over the Lady Toppers into intermission.

After the break, the Cardinals continued to sustain a 10-point lead over the Lady Toppers. Every time Western Kentucky tried to make a comeback Ball State answered quickly to stop the Lady Toppers in their tracks. Alex Richard hit a jumper with 1:04 left in the third to put Ball State back up 51-39. WKU would end the third frame with free throws to make the score 51-41 as both teams headed into the final period.

Western Kentucky kept making Ball State work for its victory in the final quarter. The score was 58-52 with 5:29 left in the contest. The Cardinals outplayed the Lady Toppers the remainder of the game to secure today’s win.

The Ball State women’s basketball team will take a little over a week break for finals before heading to Tampa, Fla., to compete in the Sun Coast Challenge (Dec. 19-21) where the Cardinals will face Pitt and Georgia, respectively. Both games will begin at noon.

INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

STOUT DEFENSE PROPELS SYCAMORES PAST REDHAWKS

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Mya Glanton led a quartet of Indiana State players in double-figures with 20 points Sunday afternoon, leading the Sycamores to a 65-57 win over Southeast Missouri State inside Hulman Center.

Kiley Bess added 16 for the Blue and White, while Asia Donald came off the bench to score 13 for the Sycamores. Chelsea Cain finished with 11 points for the Sycamores, who led by as many as 18 in the game. Glanton, Cain and Bella Finnegan grabbed five rebounds each, while Cain also dished out five assists.

Indiana State shot the ball well across the game, opening up a double-digit lead in the first quarter thanks to a strong paint presence. The Sycamore offense clicked in the third quarter, with Glanton exploiting SEMO’s zone on multiple occasions for easy baskets down low. Indiana State built its lead to as many as 18 following three straight layups from Glanton, but the visiting Redhawks battled back. SEMO cut it to a two-possession game late, but Indiana State’s defense held strong and the Sycamores sealed out their second straight win from the line.

First Half

Glanton and Finnegan opened the scoring for the Sycamores with baskets down low, as Indiana State established an early paint presence. Indiana State’s first five baskets were all in the paint, as Cain got to work early with nine points in the opening quarter. A 3-pointer from Cain gave Indiana State a 15-12 lead with just over three minutes remaining in the quarter, and the Sycamores led for the remainder of the contest. A 7-0 Sycamore run courtesy of Donald and Savannah White pushed the Trees’ advantage to 24-14 late, and Indiana State took a 24-16 lead into the second.

Donald scored Indiana State’s first five points of the second quarter, and a layup from Bess saw the Trees’ lead extended to 31-18 near the midway point of the quarter. SEMO cut Indiana State’s lead down to six, but a layup from Cain later extended the Sycamore advantage back to double-digits with just over two minutes remaining in the half. A 7-0 run for the visitors got the Redhawks within three, but Donald added a pair of free throws to send Indiana State into the locker room ahead 37-32.

Second Half

A three-ball from Bess opened the third quarter for the Sycamores, and the senior sharpshooter added another basket down low to make it 42-35 in favor of the Blue and White midway through. Glanton got things going with four straight baskets for the Sycamores, as Indiana State used a run to go ahead 50-37 with just over two minutes left in the period. The Sycamores went on to take a 52-38 lead into the fourth after outscoring SEMO 15-6 in the third quarter.

Three straight baskets from Glanton helped Indiana State build a 58-40 lead less than three minutes into the fourth quarter, but Southeast Missouri State answered back. The Redhawks went on a 7-1 run before a layup from Bess made it 61-47 inside the four-minute mark. A pair of free throws from Glanton kept the Sycamores ahead by 14, but SEMO battled its way back. The Redhawks rattled off an 8-0 run to get within two possessions at 63-57, but Bess iced the game from the charity stripe inside the final 30 seconds to give the Sycamores their first home win of the season, 65-57.

News and Notes

Indiana State had four players score in double-figures for the fourth time in the last five games.

Indiana State finished the game with a plus-seven rebound margin (33-26) despite trailing in rebound margin in the first half.

Mya Glanton became the fourth different Sycamore with 20 points in a game this season, with Bella Finnegan (at NKU), Kiley Bess (at NKU) and Chelsea Cain (vs. Illinois-Springfield) all previously accomplishing the feat.

Southeast Missouri State shot just 37.3 percent from the field for the game and made just one 3-pointer against the Sycamores.

Indiana State won back-to-back games for the first time since sweeping a road trip at UIC and Valparaiso during the 2022-23 season.

Saturday’s win was the Sycamores’ first home win of the season and Indiana State’s first home win when wearing white this year.

Eight of Indiana State’s nine players who saw the floor had a positive plus/minus rating.

Indiana State continues to be successful from the charity stripe, as the Sycamores knocked down 17 of their 22 free throw attempts (77.3 percent).

The Sycamores dominated the paint in Sunday’s win, finishing with 40 paint points against Southeast Missouri State.

Indiana State shot a season-best 48.9 percent from the field, shooting above 42 percent in all four quarters of Sunday’s win.

MARIAN WRESTLING

MARIAN POSTS 1-3 RECORD AT NAIA CHALLENGE DUALS

Columbia, Ky. – The Marian wrestling team competed at the annual NAIA Challenge Duals on Sunday, posting a 1-3 record as the Knights lineup was comprised of a JV unit. Marian competed against four teams appearing in the NAIA Top-25 poll, earning their lone win over (RV) Rio Grande.

Marian vs Reinhardt | 47-3 Eagles

The Knights lone win of the match against Reinhardt came from Anthony Hughes at 133, who earned a 10-4 win by decision against Easton Bishop. The Knights suffered five defeats by fall and forfeited at 141, helping the Eagles score 36 of their 47 points. Will Stewart and Jeff Dunasky both lost by decision, and Ty Haskins fell by tech fall in his match.

Marian vs Lindsey Wilson | 32-9 Blue Raiders

Marian earned three wins in the match against Lindsey Wilson, with Noah Hollendonner at 165 taking the first of the three wins with his 7-1 win by decision over Trevor Pogue. Dunasky earned a 3-2 win by decision moving up to 174 for the match against the Blue Raiders, and Will Stewart picked up a 4-0 win over Devon Rahrig at 184. Dunasky’s win came over No. 7 Cory Cannan. The Knights faired better against the Blue Raiders, suffering just one loss by fall in the match.

Marian vs Rio Grande | 29-22 Knights

The Knights won each of their first two matches against the Red Storm, as Ty Haskins recorded a tech fall win at 125 and Hughes scored a win by fall in 49 seconds at 133. The Red Storm earned Marian’s forfeited win at 141 and scored wins at 149 and 157, but Hollendonner got Marian in rhythm with his win by fall at 165. James Lacey scored a first period win by fall at 174, and Will Stewart won by fall as well at 184, clinching the win for Marian. Liam Begley and Andrew Just would both suffer losses at 197 and 285, as Marian hung on to their seven point win.

Marian vs Cumberlands | 42-9 Patriots

Marian earned a pair of wins against the Patriots, with Hughes and Just scoring the wins for the team. Hughes won in a 9-6 sudden victory against 25th ranked Chandlar Akins, while Andrew Just won by fall against Austin Silva at 285. The results mirrored the loss to Reinhardt, as the Knights fell by fall in four of the 10 matches, while forfeiting at 141.

Marian will next compete in the Reno Tournament of Champions on Sunday, December 17, in Reno, Nevada.

SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS

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WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/

FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/

ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/

ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index

TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index

BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/

DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/

HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/

MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/

HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/

OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx

ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index

IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/

IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/

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INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx

GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/

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GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/

HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php                                                                                                                                                                            

TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/

VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Boston165.76210-06-59-115-47-31 W
Philadelphia147.6672.08-36-44-210-56-42 W
New York129.5714.06-36-61-310-66-42 L
Brooklyn129.5714.08-54-41-311-86-43 W
Toronto913.4097.56-63-70-65-124-63 L
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee157.68210-25-52-313-77-31 L
Indiana128.6002.07-55-35-110-76-43 W
Cleveland139.5912.06-67-32-29-47-33 W
Chicago914.3916.57-62-83-26-95-54 W
Detroit220.09113.01-101-101-52-120-1019 L
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Orlando157.68210-25-53-110-48-21 W
Miami1210.5453.05-47-63-09-94-61 L
Atlanta912.4295.53-66-63-26-113-73 L
Charlotte713.3507.04-73-63-37-104-61 W
Washington318.14311.51-72-111-72-171-94 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Minnesota174.81010-17-34-012-29-16 W
Oklahoma City147.6673.07-47-31-28-67-31 W
Denver149.6094.09-15-82-112-75-53 L
Utah715.31810.56-51-102-47-123-72 L
Portland615.28611.02-64-91-32-113-73 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
LA Lakers149.60910-24-74-211-67-33 W
Sacramento128.6000.56-36-54-311-86-41 W
Phoenix1210.5451.55-67-42-49-86-42 L
LA Clippers1110.5242.07-34-72-210-87-33 W
Golden State1012.4553.55-65-63-49-104-61 L
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Dallas138.6196-47-44-28-65-52 W
Houston109.5262.09-11-82-29-84-62 W
New Orleans1211.5222.08-44-73-29-96-41 L
Memphis615.2867.01-95-62-35-124-61 L
San Antonio318.14310.01-102-81-33-120-1016 L

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Miami Dolphins930.7500.03842665-0-04-3-06-2-03-1-03 W
Buffalo Bills760.5382.53482445-2-02-4-04-5-02-2-01 W
New York Jets580.3854.52012573-5-02-3-03-6-01-3-01 W
New England Patriots3100.2316.51692721-6-02-4-03-5-02-2-01 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Kansas City Chiefs850.6150.02922284-3-04-2-06-2-03-1-02 L
Denver Broncos760.5381.02873094-3-03-3-04-5-02-2-01 W
Los Angeles Chargers580.3853.02822822-5-03-3-03-5-01-2-01 L
Las Vegas Raiders580.3853.02022594-3-01-5-03-5-01-2-03 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Baltimore Ravens1030.7690.03612185-2-05-1-06-3-03-2-03 W
Cleveland Browns850.6152.02892726-1-02-4-06-3-03-2-01 W
Pittsburgh Steelers760.5383.02102504-4-03-2-05-4-03-1-02 L
Cincinnati Bengals760.5383.02802874-3-03-3-03-6-00-4-02 W
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Jacksonville Jaguars850.6150.03122903-4-05-1-06-4-04-1-02 L
Indianapolis Colts760.5381.03143302-4-05-2-05-4-03-2-01 L
Houston Texans760.5381.02872795-2-02-4-04-4-01-2-01 L
Tennessee Titans480.3333.52132554-2-00-6-02-6-00-3-01 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Dallas Cowboys1030.7690.04212337-0-03-3-07-3-04-1-05 W
Philadelphia Eagles1030.7690.03423215-1-05-2-06-2-03-1-02 L
New York Giants480.3335.51592922-3-02-5-03-4-02-2-02 W
Washington Commanders490.3086.02613951-5-03-4-02-7-00-5-04 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
San Francisco 49ers1030.7690.03802055-1-05-2-08-1-04-0-05 W
Los Angeles Rams670.4624.02992903-3-03-4-04-4-04-1-01 L
Seattle Seahawks670.4624.02803184-2-02-5-05-5-01-4-04 L
Arizona Cardinals3100.2317.02303312-4-01-6-02-6-00-4-01 W
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Detroit Lions940.6920.03403144-2-05-2-06-3-02-2-01 L
Minnesota Vikings760.5382.02662422-4-05-2-06-3-02-1-01 W
Green Bay Packers660.5002.52582434-2-02-4-04-3-02-2-03 W
Chicago Bears580.3854.02703093-3-02-5-04-5-02-3-02 W
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tampa Bay Buccaneers670.4620.02622703-3-03-4-05-4-03-1-02 W
Atlanta Falcons670.4620.02512694-3-02-4-04-5-03-1-01 L
New Orleans Saints670.4620.02852613-3-03-4-03-5-02-2-01 W
Carolina Panthers1120.0775.01973411-4-00-8-00-9-00-4-06 L

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
New York Rangers261961391886719-2-010-4-17-3-0
Boston Bruins2618533917876510-2-18-3-25-4-1
Florida Panthers271782361785699-4-08-4-26-3-1
Toronto Maple Leafs241464321084778-4-16-2-37-1-2
Philadelphia Flyers2715102321383736-6-19-4-16-3-1
Washington Capitals251483311264728-4-26-4-15-4-1
Detroit Red Wings261484321497828-4-36-4-16-3-1
New York Islanders261277311179846-3-56-4-27-1-2
Tampa Bay Lightning29131153113951028-3-35-8-24-5-1
10 New Jersey Devils2614111291492955-6-19-5-06-4-0
11 Carolina Hurricanes2714121291388908-2-16-10-04-5-1
12 Montreal Canadiens281213327976976-9-16-4-25-4-1
13 Pittsburgh Penguins2611123251175695-6-16-6-23-4-3
14 Buffalo Sabres2811143251179945-7-16-7-23-5-2
15 Columbus Blue Jackets309165239871067-8-22-8-34-5-1
16 Ottawa Senators2211110221078708-8-03-3-06-4-0
 
Western Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights29195543151006910-2-29-3-36-1-3
Winnipeg Jets261682341685708-5-18-3-17-3-0
Vancouver Canucks28189137181077310-3-18-6-06-4-0
Los Angeles Kings251654361692605-4-311-1-17-2-1
Colorado Avalanche271692341594829-4-07-5-25-3-2
Dallas Stars261583331389816-5-19-3-24-4-2
Nashville Predators2815130301487869-6-06-7-07-3-0
Arizona Coyotes2613112281186778-5-05-6-25-5-0
St. Louis Blues2713131271276887-4-06-9-14-6-0
10 Edmonton Oilers2512121251188848-4-14-8-07-3-0
11 Calgary Flames2711133251178936-6-15-7-25-5-0
12 Minnesota Wild261012424981885-4-25-8-25-4-1
13 Seattle Kraken298147237741014-8-24-6-51-6-3
14 Anaheim Ducks271017020971925-10-05-7-01-9-0
15 Chicago Blackhawks27917119965945-7-14-10-04-5-1
16 San Jose Sharks288173198621165-6-23-11-15-3-2

FOOTBALL HISTORY

December 11, 1937 – Varsity Stadium, Toronto – The CFL Grey Cup took place and at the end of the contest it was the Toronto Argonauts who won their 4th Championship as they edged out the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 4-3 in an era of football where the scoring was much different than it is today. The full game recap is found on the cfl.ca website.

December 11, 1938 – Polo Grounds, New York City – National Football League Championship had 48,120 fans a record attendance for the Title game, watched the New York Giants defeat the Green Bay Packers, 23-17.  It was the 1938 NFL Championship game. New York’s quarterback, Ed Danowski threw two touchdown passes while Tuffy Leemans ran in another to account for the Giant’s points. The American Football Database article brings up an interesting fact from this game was that each player on the winning team received a $900 bonus while the team that lost saw each participant get a cool $700 each.

December 11, 1949 – According to a report in the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Bears quarterback Johnny Lujack passed for 468 yards and 6 touchdowns as the Bears tore apart their cross town rivals the Chicago Cardinals  in a one sided 52-29 victory.

December 11, 1949 – The Cleveland Browns beat San Francisco 49ers in the 1949 AAFC Championship game, the last title game for that League, by a final score of 21-7. As we mentioned a couple of days ago, the AAFC suffered some deep financial woes while being in competition with the NFL so had to shut down league operations after this game was played. The NFL agreed to soften the blow by merging the Browns, 49er and the Colts in their fold. Brownswire.

December 11, 1966 – Franklin Field, Philadelphia – Al Nelson of the Philadelphia Eagles  returned a Cleveland Browns missed field goal attempt that fell just short near the goal line an NFL record 100 yards for a score! This TD helped the Eagles cruise to a 33-21 victory. This record return of Nelson’s was trumped on November 4, 2007, probably never to be broken, when  Antonio Cromartie of San Diego went 109 yards plus coast to coast on a missed FG of the Vikings at the end of the first half in a tie game.

December 11, 1993 – Florida State’s stellar quarterback, Charlie Ward wins the 59th Heisman Trophy Award. The Senior threw for 3032 yards and 27 touchdowns per his bio on the Heisman.com website. The story goes on to say that Charlie went on to also take home the Davey O’Brien and Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Awards and was named Walter Camp Player of the Year and Toyota Leader of the Year.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

32 – 5 – 26 – 17 – 16 – 19 – 11 – 9

December 11, 1949 – Chicago Bears QB and former Heisman winner, Number 32, Johnny Lujack passes for 6 touchdowns versus the Chicago Cardinals  by the score of 52-29.

December 11, 1951 – Joe DiMaggio, long time Number 5 of the New York Yankees, announced his retirement from baseball

December 11, 1966 – Al Nelson, Number 26, a defensive back of the Philadelphia Eagles set an NFL record when he returned missed field goal, 100 yards

December 11, 1993 – 59th Heisman Trophy Award was won by Florida State Quarterback Number 17, Charlie Ward.

December 11, 2000 – 66th Heisman Trophy Award was won by Florida State Quarterback Number 16,  Chris Weinke.

December 11, 2002 – Joe Sakic, Number 19 of the Colorado Avalanche, scored his 500th career goal against Vancouver

December 11, 2004 – 70th Heisman Trophy Award was won by USC Quarterback, Number 11, Matt Leinart

December 11, 2021 –

December 11, 2021 – 87th Heisman Trophy Award was won by Alabama Quarterback, Number 9, Bryce Young

TV MONDAY

NFL REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
Green Bay at NY Giants8:15pmABC
Tennessee at Miami8:15pmESPN
NBA REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
Miami at Charlotte7:00pmBally Sports
Indiana at Detroit7:00pmBally Sports
Cleveland at Orlando7:00pmBally Sports
Washington at Philadelphia7:00pmMNMT
NBCS-PHI
Denver at Atlanta7:30pmALT
Bally Sports
Toronto at New York7:30pmSportsnet
MSG
Dallas at Memphis8:00pmNBATV
Bally Sports
San Antonio at Houston8:00pmSCHN
Bally Sports
Chicago at Milwaukee8:00pmNBCS-CHI
Bally Sports
Minnesota at New Orleans8:00pmBally Sports
Utah at Oklahoma City8:00pmKJZZ
Bally Sports
Brooklyn at Sacramento10:00pmYES
NBCS-CA
Portland at LA Clippers10:30pmRoot Sports
Bally Sports
NHL REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
Arizona at Buffalo7:00pmMSG-BUF
Scripps
Toronto at NY Islanders7:00pmMSGSN
Sportsnet
Detroit at Dallas8:00pmBally Sports
Calgary at Colorado9:30pmALT
Sportsnet
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Gallaudet at Longwood11:00amESPN+
Northern Colorado at A&M-Commerce12:00pmESPN+
Columbia at Fairleigh Dickinson7:00pmNEC Sports
Stonehill at New Hampshire7:00pmESPN+
Yale at Quinnipiac7:00pmESPN+
Delaware at Robert Morris7:00pmESPN+
Erskine at Gardner-Webb7:00pmESPN+
Howard at Penn7:00pmESPN+
Mary Baldwin at Hampton7:00pmFloSports
Alabama A&M at Samford7:30pmESPN+
Jarvis Christian at Texas State8:00pmESPN+
Mississippi Valley State at Gonzaga9:00pmESPN+
New Orleans at San Francisco10:00pmESPN+
Utah Tech at CSUN10:00pmESPN+
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Serie A: Empoli vs Lecce12:30pmParamount+
Serie A: Cagliari vs Sassuolo2:45pmParamount+
La Liga: Rayo Vallecano vs Celta de Vigo3:00pmESPN+
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Wheeling University vs Morehead State11:00amESPN+
New Orleans vs UCF11:00amESPN+
Harris-Stowe vs Lindenwood12:00pmESPN+
San Diego State vs Seattle U2:00pmESPN+
Monmouth vs Lafayette6:00pmESPN+
Salem vs Marshall6:00pmESPN+
Longwood vs Stony Brook6:30pmFloSports
NC Central vs Jacksonville6:30pmESPN+
McMurry vs Abilene Christian7:00pmESPN+
Delaware vs VCU7:00pmESPN+
Fairleigh Dickinson vs Seton Hall7:00pmFloSports
Jacksonville State vs Charleston7:00pmFloSports
Kennesaw State vs Mississippi State7:30pmSECN+
Southern vs Oregon10:00pmPAC12

What to Watch: Monday, 12/11/23

NBATIME ETTV
Dallas at Memphis8:00pmNBATV
Bally Sports

The Dallas Mavericks leads all time series 78-36 versus Memphis Grizzlies. Last season the Grizzlies lead regular season series 3-1 versus the Mavericks. Memphis is 20-35 all time at home versus Dallas. The Mavericks and Grizzlies 2023-24 regular season series is tied 1-1.

Brooklyn at Sacramento10:00pmYES
NBCS-CA

The Sacramento Kings leads all time series 52-45 versus Brooklyn Nets. Last season the Kings lead regular season series 2-0 versus the Nets. Sacramento is 35-13 all time at home versus Brooklyn. This is the first matchup of the 2023-24 regular season between both teams.

NFLTIME ETTV
Green Bay at NY Giants8:15pmABC

The Green Bay Packers leads all time series 34-27-2 versus the New York Giants. The Packers and Giants last met in 2022 which the Giants won 27-22 on the road. Since 2011 Green Bay is 2-2 on the road versus New York. The Packers last win on the road against the Giants was in 2019.

NHLTIME ETTV
Toronto at NY Islanders7:00pmSportsnet
MSGSN

The New York Islanders leads all time series 89-86-7 versus Toronto Maple Leafs. Last season the Islanders lead the regular season series 2-1 versus the islanders. New York is 45-33-3 all time at home during the regular season versus Toronto. This is the first matchup of the 2023-24 regular season between both teams.

TV TUESDAY

NBA REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
LA Lakers at Dallas7:30pmTNT
Cleveland at Boston7:30pmNBCS-BOS
Bally Sports
Denver at Chicago7:00pmALT
NBCS-CHI
Golden State at Phoenix10:00pmTNT
Sacramento at LA Clippers10:30pmNBCS-CA
AFSN
NHL REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
Carolina at Ottawa7:00pmBally Sports
Sportsnet
Toronto at NY Rangers7:00pmMSG
Sportsnet
Arizona at Pittsburgh7:00pmATTSN-PIT
Scripps
Detroit at St. Louis7:30pmESPN
Philadelphia at Nashville8:00pmBally Sports
NBCS-PHI
Chicago at Edmonton10:00pmESPN
Tampa Bay at Vancouver10:00pmBally Sports
Sportsnet
Calgary at Vegas10:00pmScripps
Sportsnet
Florida at Seattle10:00pmBally Sports
Root Sports
Winnipeg at San Jose10:30pmNBCS-CA
Sportsnet
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
LIU at UMass Lowell6:00pmESPN+
Monmouth at Seton Hall6:30pmFS1
Hofstra at Duke7:00pmESPN2
Alcorn State at Maryland7:00pmBTN
Georgia Southern at Tennessee7:00pmSECN
UT Martin at NC State7:00pmACCN
Bryant at Cincinnati7:00pmESPN+
Bethel at Tennessee Tech7:00pmESPN+
Southern-New Orleans at Troy7:00pmESPN+
Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana Tech7:00pmESPN+
VMI at Radford7:00pmESPN+
WKU at Wright State7:00pmESPN+
UAPB at South Florida7:00pmESPN+
Bowie State at George Washington7:00pmESPN+
UMBC at Saint Peter’s7:00pmESPN+
North Carolina Central at North Carolina A&T7:00pmFloSports
Pfeiffer at Campbell7:00pmFloSports
ULM at Sam Houston7:30pmESPN+
Prairie View A&M at UNI8:00pmESPN+
Green Bay at UIC8:00pmESPN+
Austin Peay at Southern Illinois8:00pmESPN+
Avila at Lindenwood8:00pmESPN+
Sterling at Tarleton8:00pmESPN+
IUPUI at Minnesota8:00pmBTN+
Tabor at Kansas City8:00pmSummit
Waldorf at North Dakota8:00pmSummit
Coppin State at Georgetown8:30pmFS1
Northwestern State at Boise State9:00pmMWN
Oral Roberts at Texas Tech9:00pmESPN+
Northern New Mexico at NM State9:00pmESPN+
California Baptist at Oregon10:00pmPAC12N
SOCCERTIME ETTV
UEFA Champions League: PSV vs Arsenal12:45pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Lens vs Sevilla12:45pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Manchester United vs Bayern München3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Union Berlin vs Real Madrid3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Internazionale vs Real Sociedad3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Salzburg vs Benfica3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: Napoli vs Sporting Braga3:00pmParamount+
UEFA Champions League: København vs Galatasaray3:00pmParamount+
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Stonehill vs Boston College11:00amACCNX
Bowling Green vs Wright State11:00amESPN+
Towson vs Maryland11:00amB1G+
South Carolina State vs UAB1:00pmESPN+
Texas Southern vs Houston1:00pmESPN+
Emmanuel vs Boston University6:00pmESPN+
Saint Peter’s vs NJIT7:00pmESPN+
Dartmouth vs Albany7:00pmESPN+
Northwestern State vs UL Monroe7:30pmESPN+
Mississippi Valley State vs Mississippi7:30pmSECN+
Dordt vs South Dakota State8:00pmMidco Sports+
McNeese vs LSU8:00pmSECN+
Western New Mexico vs NM State8:00pmESPN+
Western New Mexico vs New Mexico State8:00pmESPN+
Bushnell vs Portland State9:00pmESPN+
Westminster vs Weber State9:30pmESPN+

What to Watch: Tuesday, 12/12/23

NBATIME ETTV
LA Lakers at Dallas7:30pmTNT

The Los Angeles Lakers leads all time series 128-66 versus Dallas Mavericks. Last season the Mavericks lead regular season series 3-1 versus the Lakers. Dallas is 32-54 all time at home versus Los Angeles. The Mavericks lead 2023-24 regular season series 1-0 versus the Lakers.

Golden State at Phoenix10:00pmTNT

The Phoenix Suns leads all time series 160-116 versus Golden State Warriors. Last season the Suns lead regular season series 3-1 versus the Warriors. Phoenix is 95-38 all time at home versus Golden State. The Suns lead 2023-24 regular season series 2-0 versus the Warriors.

NHLTIME ETTV
Florida at Seattle10:00pmBally Sports
Root Sports

The Seattle Kraken leads all time series 3-2 versus Florida Panthers. Last season the Kraken and Panthers regular season series was tied 1-1. Seattle is 1-1 all time at home during the regular season versus Florida. The Panthers are 1-0 versus the Kraken in the 2023-24 regular season.