INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL MONDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Hammond Science & Tech at Calumet 8:00 pm
Northside HomeSchool at Purdue Poly North 6:00 pm
South Newton at Faith Christian 8:00 pm
Southwestern (Shelbyville) at Edinburgh 7:30 pm

TUESDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Andrean at Hammond Central 8:00 pm
Attica at Seeger 7:30 pm
Bellmont at Fort Wayne Dwenger 7:30 pm
Bethesda Christian at Covenant Christian 7:30 pm
Boone Grove at Demotte Christian 8:00 pm
Boonville at Tell City 8:00 pm
Bowman Academy at South Bend Riley 8:00 pm
Brownsburg at Center Grove 7:30 pm
Caston at Winamac 7:30 pm
Central Noble at Lakewood Park 7:30 pm
Christel House at Seton Catholic 7:30 pm
Clarksville at Austin 7:30 pm
Clinton Prairie at Traders Point Christian 7:30 pm
Columbus Christian at Indiana Deaf 6:00 pm
Community Christian (Ky.) at South Dearborn 7:30 pm
Concord at John Glenn 7:30 pm
Corydon Central at South Central (Elizabeth) 7:30 pm
Crown Point at Hammond Morton 8:00 pm
Daleville at Alexandria 7:30 pm
Decatur Central at Beech Grove 7:30 pm
DeKalb at Heritage 7:30 pm
Delphi at North Newton 7:30 pm
Dugger Union at Eminence 7:30 pm
East Noble at Angola 7:30 pm
Eastbrook at Southwood 7:30 pm
Eastern Hancock at Liberty Christian 7:30 pm
Elkhart at Mishawaka Marian 7:30 pm
Evansville Central at Evansville Mater Dei 8:00 pm
Evansville Christian at Forest Park 6:00 pm
Evansville Day at Washington Catholic 6:30 pm
Evansville North at Evansville Memorial 8:00 pm
Fairfield at Northridge 7:45 pm
Fort Wayne Canterbury at Lakeland Christian 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne Luers at New Haven 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne North at Fort Wayne Northrop 7:45 pm
Fountain Central at Sheridan 7:30 pm
Gary 21st Century at Culver Academy 8:00 pm
Goshen at West Noble 7:30 pm
Greensburg at North Decatur 7:30 pm
Greenwood at Indian Creek 7:30 pm
Greenwood Christian at Trinity Lutheran 7:30 pm
Guerin Catholic at University 7:30 pm
Hamilton Heights at Rushville 7:30 pm
Hamilton Southeastern at Lawrence North 7:30 pm
Hanover Central at Munster 8:00 pm
Heritage Christian at Park Tudor 7:30 pm
Hobart at Whiting 8:00 pm
Indianapolis Attucks at Carmel 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Cathedral at Zionsville 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Chatard at Indianapolis Tech 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Roncalli at Lafayette Central Catholic 7:00 pm
Jimtown at Argos 7:30 pm
KIPP Indy Legacy at MTI Knowledge 7:00 pm
Knox at LaVille 7:30 pm
Lafayette Jeff at Illiana Christian 7:30 pm
Lanesville at Crothersville 7:30 pm
Lapel at New Castle 7:30 pm
Lawrence Central at Ben Davis 7:30 pm
Leo at Fort Wayne Blackhawk 7:30 pm
Lighthouse Christian at Henryville 7:30 pm
Lighthouse CPA at Portage Christian 8:00 pm
Madison-Grant at Muncie Burris 7:30 pm
Marquette Catholic at Victory Christian 7:30 pm
Michigan City at LaPorte 7:00 pm
Mississinewa at Noblesville 7:30 pm
Monroe Central at Union City 7:30 pm
North Central (Indianapolis) at Fishers 7:30 pm
North Montgomery at North Putnam 7:30 pm
North Posey at Loogootee 8:00 pm
Northeastern at Connersville 7:30 pm
Northview at Martinsville 7:30 pm
Northwestern at Oak Hill 7:30 pm
Oregon-Davis at Rochester 8:00 pm
Paoli at North Harrison 7:30 pm
Parke Heritage at Linton-Stockton 7:30 pm
Penn at Mishawaka 7:30 pm
Perry Central at Cannelton 8:30 pm
Phalen Academy at Victory College Prep 6:00 pm
Pike Central at South Knox 7:30 pm
Portage at Hebron 8:00 pm
Princeton at Heritage Hills 8:00 pm
Providence at New Washington 7:30 pm
Purdue Poly Englewood at Bloomington South 7:30 pm
Rensselaer Central at Lowell 8:00 pm
River Forest at Kouts 8:00 pm
Riverton Parke at North Central (Farmersburg) 7:30 pm
Scottsburg at Jennings County 7:30 pm
Seymour at Shelbyville 7:30 pm
Shakamak at West Vigo 7:30 pm
Shawe Memorial at Milan 7:30 pm
Shoals at Mitchell 7:30 pm
Smith Academy at Elwood 6:30 pm
South Bend Adams at Elkhart Christian 7:30 pm
South Bend Career at South Bend Washington 7:30 pm
South Bend St. Joseph at Plymouth 7:30 pm
South Decatur at Oldenburg Academy 7:30 pm
South Vermillion at Sullivan 7:30 pm
Southern Wells at Wes-Del 7:30 pm
Southmont at Cascade 7:30 pm
Southwestern (Hanover) at Charlestown 7:30 pm
Southwestern (Shelbyville) at Central Christian 6:00 pm
Switzerland County at Gallatin County (Ky.) 7:30 pm
Tri at Hagerstown 7:30 pm
Triton at Bremen 7:30 pm
Tri-West at Brebeuf Jesuit 7:30 pm
Twin Lakes at Lewis Cass 7:30 pm
Union (Modoc) at Cowan 6:00 pm
Union County at Randolph Southern 7:30 pm
Vincennes Lincoln at White River Valley 7:30 pm
Waldron at Hauser 7:30 pm
Warren Central at Pike 7:30 pm
Warsaw at Tippecanoe Valley 7:45 pm
Washington Twp. at Wheeler 8:00 pm
West Washington at Rock Creek Academy 7:30 pm
Western at Carroll (Flora) 7:30 pm
Westview at Fremont 7:30 pm
Westville at South Central (Union Mills) 7:30 pm
Whitko at Manchester 7:45 pm
Winchester at Jay County 7:30 pm
Wood Memorial at North Knox 8:00 pm
Woodlan at Prairie Heights 7:30 pm

INDIANA SRN BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS

4A

  1. FISHERS
  2. NOBLESVILLE
  3. WESTFIELD
  4. KOKOMO
  5. LAWRENCE NORTH
  6. CATHEDRAL
  7. BEN DAVIS
  8. CENTER GROVE
  9. CARMEL
  10. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN
  11. CRISPUS ATTUCKS
  12. BROWNSBURG
  13. FRANKLIN
  14. JEFFERSONVILLE
  15. NEW PALESTINE
  16. CROWN POINT
  17. GREENFIELD CENTRAL
  18. WARREN CENTRAL
  19. ANDERSON
  20. ZIONSVILLE

3A

  1. BREBEUF
  2. SCOTTSBURG
  3. GUERIN CATHOLIC
  4. MISHAWAKA MARIAN
  5. DELTA
  6. SB ST. JOSEPH
  7. HAMMOND NOLL
  8. PRINCETON
  9. HERITAGE HILLS
  10. DANVILLE
  11. YORKTOWN
  12. BELLMONT
  13. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL
  14. NORTHWOOD
  15. FAIRFIELD
  16. PURDUE POLY
  17. SILVER CREEK
  18. MACONAQUAH
  19. EVANSVILLE BOSSE
  20. FW CONCORDIA

2A

  1. BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL
  2. PARK TUDOR
  3. TIPTON
  4. PROVIDENCE
  5. FW LUERS
  6. WAPAHANI
  7. GARY 21ST CENTURY
  8. MANCHESTER
  9. SOUTHWESTERN
  10. ADAMS CENTRAL
  11. FW BLACKHAWK
  12. LAPEL
  13. ANDREAN
  14. NORTH POSEY
  15. PARKE HERITAGE
  16. WESTVIEW
  17. LINTON STOCKTON
  18. WHITKO
  19. NORTHEASTERN
  20. SULLIVAN

1A

  1. EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN
  2. ORLEANS
  3. BETHESDA CHRISTIAN
  4. BARR REEVE
  5. LOOGOOTEE
  6. CLAY CITY
  7. LUTHERAN
  8. FW CANTERBURY
  9. TINDLEY
  10. CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
  11. GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN
  12. LIBERTY CHRISTIAN
  13. BLOOMFIELD
  14. MORGAN TOWNSHIP
  15. BORDEN
  16. SETON CATHOLIC
  17. SOUTH CENTRAL
  18. INDY METRO
  19. TRITON
  20. DALEVILLE

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SEMI-STATE PAIRINGS

NORTH

CLASS 4A AT LAPORTE

10 AM CT | G1: HOMESTEAD (23-4) VS. LAKE CENTRAL (24-4)

12 PM CT | G2: NOBLESVILLE (17-8) VS. VALPARAISO (19-7)

7:30 PM CT | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

CLASS 3A AT HUNTINGTON NORTH

10 AM ET | G1: HAMILTON HEIGHTS (24-2) VS. NORWELL (21-4)

12 PM ET | G2: BREMEN (15-11) VS. NORTHWOOD (20-6)

8 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

CLASS 2A AT LOGANSPORT

10 AM ET | G1: FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (17-6) VS. LAPEL (23-4)

12 PM ET | G2: ANDREAN (13-14) VS. LEWIS CASS (22-3)

8 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

CLASS 1A AT FRANKFORT

10 AM ET | G1: UNION CITY (14-12) VS. CLINTON CENTRAL (24-1)

12 PM ET | G2: CASTON (22-3) VS. MARQUETTE CATHOLIC (22-4)

7:30 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

SOUTH

CLASS 4A AT SOUTHPORT

10 AM ET | G1: LAWRENCE CENTRAL (27-1) VS. PLAINFIELD (18-7)

12 PM ET | G2: CENTER GROVE (26-1) VS. FRANKLIN COMMUNITY (24-3)

8 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

CLASS 3A AT JASPER

10 AM ET | G1: INDIANAPOLIS BISHOP CHATARD (19-8) VS. DANVILLE (23-3)

12 PM ET | G2: SCOTTSBURG (22-4) VS. GIBSON SOUTHERN (23-4)

8 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

CLASS 2A AT SHELBYVILLE

10 AM ET | G1: BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (18-9) VS. LINTON-STOCKTON (20-6)

12 PM ET | G2: EASTERN HANCOCK (24-1) VS. SHERIDAN (20-5)

8 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

CLASS 1A AT NEW ALBANY

10 AM ET | G1: JAC-CEN-DEL (21-5) VS. LANESVILLE (26-1)

12 PM ET | G2: NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (18-10) VS. WOOD MEMORIAL (16-10)

8 PM ET | CHAMPIONSHIP: G1 WINNER VS. G2 WINNER

INDIANA WRESTLING STATE FINALS INFORMATION

(IHSAA RELEASE)

Site: Ford Center, 1 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Evansville, IN  Website 

>> Evansville Welcome Website 
>> Know Before You Go 
>> Parking & Directions 
>> Bag & Security Policies 
>> Explore Evansville News Release (2/1/24) 
>> Evansville Announcement (3/31/23) 

Admission: $15 per session; $30 all sessions. Reserved seating only (no general admission). Tickets for general public go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11 am ET / 10 CT. Tickets will be digital only through your mobile phone and may be purchased via Ticketmaster.com (service fees apply). Show your ticket purchase verification on your mobile phone at the admission gate.

Streaming: All matches on Friday and Saturday, including Saturday night’s championship round, may be viewed via live stream for a subscription fee of $15 via IHSAAtv.org and the IHSAAtv suite of apps (iPhone, Android phone, Roku, Amazon Firestick, AppleTV, and Android TV).  If you have a FloPro+ plan, you may also view the livestream at FloWrestling.com through the consolation rounds. 

Photography: Double Edge Media is the Official Photography Service of the IHSAA and posts state championship images for purchase. Website 

Sports Medicine: Athletic trainers from Forté Sports Medicine, the Official Sports Medicine Provider to the IHSAA, will be on hand to assist student-athletes as needed. Website 

Apparel: Contact Team IP, our official online provider of state tournament apparel. Website 

Brackets are available via FloWrestling.com 

106 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

113 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

120 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

126 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

132 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

138 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

144 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

150 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

157 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

165 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

175 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

190 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

215 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

285 POUND BRACKET: https://www.trackwrestling.com/predefinedtournaments/MainFrame.jsp?newSession=false&TIM=1707696186139&pageName=%2Fpredefinedtournaments%2FBracketViewer.jsp&twSessionId=rmyknrvbgo

Approved Broadcasts | Watch on IHSAAtv.org | FloWrestling Subscribers 

SCHEDULE

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024
Session 1
12:30 pm CT – Gates open
1:30 pm CT – Parade of Champions
2 pm CT – First Round Weight Classes 152 – 285 
5:30 pm CT – First Round Weight Classes 106 – 144

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024
Session 2
8 am CT – Gates open
9 am CT – Quarterfinals begin with Semifinals to follow
Fieldhouse cleared of all spectators following Semifinals
1 pm – 6 pm CT – Fan Festival outside of Ford Center
Session 3 
3:30 pm CT – Gates open
4:30 pm CT – Consolation matches 
7:30 pm CT – State Championship matches

INDIANA BOYS SWIMMING SECTIONAL SCHEDULE

(IHSAA RELEASE)

Dates
Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 (Swimming Preliminaries).
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 (Diving, Consolations & Finals in Swimming events).

Admission: All tickets will be digital through your mobile phone and may be purchased through Eventlink (additional fees may apply). No cash. Present your purchase verification on your mobile phone at the gate for admission. $7 per session; $12 both sessions. Children age 5 or younger admitted free.

Advancement
Swimming
1. First place sectional winners in each event qualify for the state finals plus
2. Any contestant who equals or betters the state time standard in their respective event in the consolation finals or championship finals of the sectional qualifies for the state finals. The state standard may not be achieved by a swimmer who is competing as the first leg of a relay.
3. The next fastest number of contestants in the state that would bring the total number of state meet entrants to thirty-two (32) in each event. In the event that a tie exists for the 32nd position, the tie shall stand and both swimmers shall advance to the state championships.

Diving
1. First through fourth place sectional winners will qualify for the diving regional.
2. First through eighth place regional winners will qualify for the state finals.

1. Lake Central (16) | Thurs, 5 pm CT Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm CT Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gary West Side, Griffith, Hammond Bishop Noll, Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Highland, Illiana Christian, Lake Central, Lowell, Munster, North Newton, Rensselaer Central, South Newton, West Central.

2. Valparaiso (14) | Thurs, 6 pm CT Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm CT Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Boone Grove, Calumet, Chesterton, Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Knox, Kouts, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, North Judson-San Pierre, Portage, Valparaiso, Wheeler

3. Penn (10) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Bremen, Mishawaka, Mishawaka Marian, New Prairie, Penn, South Bend Adams, South Bend Riley, South Bend Saint Joseph, South Bend Washington, Trinty School at Greenlawn

4. Warsaw (12) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Cass, Columbia City, Culver Academies, Logansport, Manchester, Northfield, Pioneer, Plymouth, Rochester Community, Tippecanoe Valley, Wabash, Warsaw Community

5. Elkhart (11) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Angola, Concord, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, Elkhart, Goshen, Jimtown, Northridge, NorthWood, Wawasee

6. Fort Wayne South Side (12) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 12:30 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Carroll (Fort Wayne), Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers, Fort Wayne Canterbury, Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger, Fort Wayne Northrop, Fort Wayne North Side, Fort Wayne Snider, Fort Wayne South Side, Fort Wayne Wayne, Homestead

7. Jay County (11) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Adams Central, Bellmont, Blackford, Bluffton, Delta, Huntington North, Jay County, Muncie Burris, Muncie Central, Norwell, South Adams

8. Fishers (12) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Anderson, Elwood Community, Fishers, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Lapel, Mississinewa, Marion, Oak Hill, Pendleton Heights, Yorktown

9. Carmel (10) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets  
Carmel, Eastern (Greentown), Guerin Catholic, Kokomo, Maconaquah, Noblesville, Northwestern, Tipton, Western, Westfield

10. Crawfordsville (12) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9:30 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Attica, Benton Central, Crawfordsville, Delphi Community, Fountain Central, North Montgomery, North Vermillion, Seeger, South Vermillion, Southmont, Twin Lakes, Western Boone

11. Plainfield (10) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Avon, Cascade, Danville Community, Greencastle, North Putnam, Plainfield, South Putnam, Terre Haute North Vigo, Terre Haute South Vigo, West Vigo

12. Lafayette Jefferson (10) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Carroll (Flora), Clinton Central, Frankfort, Harrison (West Lafayette), Lafayette Central Catholic, Lafayette Jefferson, Lebanon, McCutcheon, West Lafayette, Zionsville

13. Decatur Central (13) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Ben Davis, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Brownsburg, Decatur Central, Herron, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis Shortridge, International School of Indiana, Park Tudor, Pike, Speedway, Tri-West Hendricks

14. Lawrence North (13) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Beech Grove, Franklin Central, Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Purdue Polytechnic – Downtown, University, Roncalli, Warren Central

15. New Palestine (11) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Centerville, Connersville, Eastern Hancock, Greenfield-Central, Hagerstown, Mt. Vernon (Fortville), New Castle, New Palestine, Richmond, Seton Catholic, Shelbyville

16. Franklin Community (9) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Center Grove, Franklin Community, Greenwood Community, Indian Creek, Martinsville, Mooresville, Perry Meridian, Southport, Whiteland Community

17. Columbus North (14) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Batesville, Bloomington North, Bloomington South, Columbus East, Columbus North, East Central, Edgewood, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, Milan, Oldenburg Academy, Rising Sun, South Dearborn, South Ripley

18. Floyd Central (15) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 8:15 am, 11 am ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Charlestown, Floyd Central, Henryville, Jeffersonville, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, New Albany, Providence, Salem, Scottsburg, Seymour, Shawe Memorial, Silver Creek, Southwestern (Hanover), Switzerland County

19. Jasper (15) | Thurs, 6:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 10 am, 2 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Bedford North Lawrence, Bloomfield, Corydon Central, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Jasper, Lanesville, Northeast Dubois, North Harrison, Pike Central, South Spencer, Southridge, Tecumseh, Tell City, Vincennes Lincoln

20. Evansville North (13) | Thurs, 5 pm CT Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm CT Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets 
Boonville, Castle, Evansville Bosse, Evansville Central, Evansville Christian, Evansville Harrison, Evansville Mater Dei, Evansville Reitz Memorial, Evansville North, Evansville F.J. Reitz, Gibson Southern, Mt. Vernon, North Posey

SUPER BOWL

KANSAS CITY 25 SAN FRANCISCO 22 OT

MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

#20 FLORIDA ATLANTIC 95 WICHITA STATE 82 OT

ELSEWHERE:

NORTHWESTERN 68 PENN STATE 63

IOWA 90 MINNESOTA 85

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES

#23 SYRACUSE 73 #15 LOUISVILLE 72

#12 NOTRE DAME 98 FLORIDA STATE 94 2OT

#3 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 83 PITTSBURGH 47

NEBRASKA 82 #2 IOWA 79

#16 VIRGINIA TECH 74 BOSTON COLLEGE 63

#14 INDIANA 95 PURDUE 62

#17 OREGON STATE 65 #4 COLORADO 59

#20 UTAH 70 OREGON 48

#1 SOUTH CAROLINA 83 #11 CONNECTICUT 65

#9 UCLA 78 ARIZONA STATE 45

#6 STANFORD 73 WASHINGTON STATE 58

#13 LSU 85 ALABAMA 66

#5 OHIO STATE 86 MICHIGAN STATE 71

ELSEWHERE:

ILLINOIS CHICAGO 68 INDIANA STATE 53

EVANSVILLE 71 VALPARAISO 68

BALL STATE 72 JAMES MADISON 57

WISCONSIN 69 PENN STATE 64

NBA SCOREBOARD

BOSTON 110 MIAMI 106

OKLAHOMA CITY 127 SACRAMENTO 113

NHL SCOREBOARD

ST. LOUIS 7 MONTREAL 2

VANCOUVER 3 WASHINGTON 2 OT

NATIONAL SPORTS RELEASES/HEADLINES

NFL NEWS

CHIEFS TOP 49ERS IN OT TO WIN 3RD SUPER BOWL IN 5 YEARS

Six months ago, Patrick Mahomes was reluctant to call the Kansas City Chiefs a dynasty because they hadn’t won three Super Bowls together. He doesn’t have to worry about that anymore.

Mahomes found Mecole Hardman in the end zone for the game-winning touchdown in overtime to help the Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in Super Bowl LVIII at Allegiant Stadium.

It’s the Chiefs’ second straight Super Bowl title and third championship victory in the last five seasons. They’re the first team to win back-to-back Lombardi Trophies since the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004.

Mahomes – who was named Super Bowl MVP for a third time – engineered an 11-play drive that resulted in a clutch 29-yard Harrison Butker field goal with three seconds left in the fourth quarter to force overtime. The 49ers’ offense had the ball first in the extra frame but couldn’t score a touchdown, settling for a 27-yard field goal.

Kansas City struggled offensively for most of Super Bowl LVIII and went to halftime down 10-3. The Mahomes-led Chiefs have trailed by double-digit points in all four of the superstar quarterback’s career Super Bowl appearances. The 28-year-old is now 3-1 in the Big Game. He lifted his first Lombardi Trophy with a 31-20 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV despite trailing by 10 in the fourth quarter.

Mahomes completed 34 of 46 pass attempts for 333 yards and two touchdowns against one interception in his latest triumph over the 49ers. He also led his team with 66 rushing yards. Travis Kelce once again was his favorite target, hauling in nine catches for 93 yards.

Hardman played the hero for the Chiefs in Las Vegas after starting the season on the New York Jets. Kansas City – which struggled offensively with wide receiver drops for most of the 2023 campaign – landed Hardman as part of an October trade. It was a reunion as the speedster began his career with K.C. and helped the team win its first two Super Bowls of the Mahomes and Andy Reid era.

Reid is only one of five head coaches with at least three Super Bowl rings. Only Bill Belichick (six trophies) and Chuck Noll (four) have won more.

Defenses dominated Super Bowl LVIII early on, with the Chiefs forcing a Christian McCaffrey fumble on the game’s first drive. The matchup’s 0-0 tie wasn’t broken until the second quarter when rookie kicker Jake Moody converted a 55-yard field goal. The kick set a Super Bowl record that only lasted minutes until Butker nailed a 57-yarder in the third quarter.

San Francisco forced a fumble of its own in the second quarter, knocking the ball out of Isiah Pacheco’s hands in the red zone to end a promising Kansas City drive.

The 49ers extended their second-quarter lead thanks to a perfectly executed trick play that featured receiver Jauan Jennings throwing a 21-yard touchdown pass to McCaffrey. Jennings became only the second wide receiver ever to throw a touchdown in the Super Bowl along with former Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antwaan Randle El (Super Bowl XL).

The 49ers’ defense continued to have the Chiefs’ number after halftime, with rookie Ji’Ayir Brown picking off Mahomes early in the third quarter. Mahomes went 217 playoff passes without an interception before that play. However, Kansas City capitalized after San Francisco muffed a third-quarter punt. Mahomes found a wide-open Marquez Valdes-Scantling in the end zone for a touchdown to give K.C. its first lead of the night.

That didn’t last long, though, as Jennings put the Niners on top again with a 10-yard touchdown catch early in the fourth quarter. The pass-catcher joined former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles as the only players ever to record a passing and receiving touchdown in a Super Bowl.

Despite leading for most of the matchup, the Niners weren’t able to hold on. Their last Super Bowl title now dates back to the 1994 season. San Francisco has gone 0-3 in the Big Game since then.

Sunday’s defeat also marked another heartbreaking loss for coach Kyle Shanahan, who’s 0-3 in the Super Bowl. In addition to losing both Super Bowl matchups to Mahomes’ Chiefs, Shanahan was also the Atlanta Falcons’ play-caller and offensive coordinator when they blew a 28-3 lead to the Patriots in February 2017.

REPORT: MULTIPLE OWNERS CONTACTED BELICHICK ABOUT 2025

Multiple NFL owners have contacted Bill Belichick to see if he’s interested in coaching in 2025, sources told Tom Pelissero of NFL Network.

Belichick wants to continue to serve as a sideline boss, and the expectation around the league is that he’ll find a place to do it next season, Pelissero adds.

The 71-year-old Belichick interviewed for the Atlanta Falcons head coaching job in January. The Falcons chose to hire former Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris, prompting other owners to reach out to Belichick, per Pelissero.

Belichick left the New England Patriots in January after spending 23 years as the team’s head coach and general manager. He won six Super Bowls with the Patriots and sits second all-time in NFL coaching victories with 333. Belichick needs 15 wins to surpass Don Shula as the winningest coach in league history.

REPORT: EAGLES’ REDDICK RECEIVES PERMISSION TO SEEK TRADE

Philadelphia Eagles edge rusher Haason Reddick received permission to seek a trade, sources told Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Philadelphia will only do a deal if the compensation and cap considerations make sense, according to John Clark of NBC Sports Philadelphia. They’re trying to find a win-win for both sides, Clark adds.

Reddick is entering the final season of a three-year, $45-million deal signed with the Eagles in 2022. He’s set to have a $21.8-million cap hit in 2024, according to Over The Cap.

The 29-year-old has 27 sacks in two years in Philadelphia after racking up 23.5 sacks across two campaigns between the Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals. Reddick has 50.5 sacks over the last four seasons, ranking fourth in the NFL behind T.J. Watt, Myles Garrett, and Trey Hendrickson.

The edge-rusher market has skyrocketed recently, with Joey Bosa, Nick Bosa, Garrett, and Watt all making at least $25 million per season.

Reddick’s $15 million per year salary ranks 18th highest among NFL edge rushers, behind players such as Emmanuel Ogbah, Von Miller, Harold Landry, and Shaquil Barrett.

The Eagles have $20.2 million in cap space, per Over The Cap. They’ve used many resources on the defensive line, selecting Jordan Davis, Jalen Carter, and Nolan Smith in the first round of the last two drafts.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

PAOPAO, NO. 1 SOUTH CAROLINA RUN PAST NO. 11 UCONN EARLY WITHOUT CARDOSO IN A 83-65 VICTORY

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley learned a little bit more about her top-ranked team and much more about her program’s direction.

Facing a pair of games without their best player in Kamilla Cardoso, the Gamecocks ran past their opponents for two blowout wins, including a 83-65 victory over No. 11 UConn on Sunday.

Te-Hina Paopao, the Oregon transfer, had 21 points with five 3-pointers while junior point guard Raven Johnson had 10 points and team-high 12 rebounds.

South Carolina’s young forwards in sophomores Ashlyn Watkins and Chloe Kitts showed out for a second straight win, combining for 29 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks.

“I’m impressed,” Staley said.

So was her counterpart Sunday in UConn’s Geno Auriemma, who won his 1,200th game last time out and hoped to take advantage of the 6-foot-7 Cardoso’s time away for Olympic qualifying with Brazil’s national team.

“They’re a much different team than some of the ones we’ve faced,” Auriemma said. “They’re style of play is different. They’re able to keep the pressure on.”

The Gamecocks (23-0) won their 54th consecutive game at home. It did not matter who Staley put on the court, it was too much for the Huskies (19-5) in this one.

UConn hung tight early on and was down just 11-9 after Ashlynn Shade’s 3-pointer midway through the opening period.

But the South Carolina took flight after that, using a 24-11 run over the next 10 minutes to go up by double digits. UConn never got closer than 12 points the rest of the way as South Carolina moved to 6-0 this season against ranked opponents.

Paopao finished with her highest point total at South Carolina and it came after a four-game stretch where she made five 3-pointers combined.

“You’ve just got to stay locked in,” Paopao said. “They went in.”

South Carolina’s smothering defense was a big factor, fronting Bueckers throughout. The UConn star finished with 20 points, but on 8-of-20 shooting.

“We just wanted to make it hard for her,” Staley said of Bueckers. “She definitely felt our presence on her.”

Aaliyah Edwards had 20 points and 11 rebounds for UConn.

The Huskies shot just 5 of 19 (26%) in the opening quarter as South Carolina steadily built its lead.

Watkins brought the sold-out crowd to its feet in the first quarter with a chase-down block of streaking KK Arnold, who looked like she had a clear lane to a layup.

THE BIG PICTURE

UConn: When this series began, the Huskies were by far the better program and the most dominant in the country. Now, UConn is clearly a step or two behind the Gamecocks, who have won both their national titles since the Huskies’ last in 2016.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks are streaking just like a year ago where a group of experienced upperclassmen made it all the way to the Final Four before losing to Iowa. These South Carolina youngsters look every bit as determined to go further this year.

CONTINUING SERIES

UConn will return to Columbia for the yearly game next season, a make up for South Carolina having to play twice in a row in Connecticut in 2021 and 2023. The 2022 game scheduled for the Gamecocks arena was called off by both sides after the teams met earlier in the season in a Thanksgiving week tournament.

STRONG VISIT

Sarah Strong, the country’s top uncommitted women’s recruit, was in attendance and the crowd briefly broke out into a chant of “We want Sarah.” Strong is the daughter of South Carolina native Allison Feaster, who’s known for leading 16th-seeded Harvard to the first-ever upset of a No. 1 seed in Stanford in the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

UP NEXT

UConn travels to face Xavier on Wednesday night.

South Carolina will play at Tennessee on Thursday night.

IOWA’S CAITLIN CLARK NEEDS 8 POINTS TO SET NCAA SCORING RECORD AFTER FINISHING WITH 31 VS. NEBRASKA

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Caitlin Clark’s pursuit of the NCAA women’s career scoring record will continue for at least four more days after her 31-point performance in No. 2 Iowa’s 82-79 loss to Nebraska on Sunday.

The generational talent who has brought unprecedented attention to women’s basketball came into the game 39 points from passing Kelsey Plum’s total of 3,527 for Washington from 2013-17.

Clark went scoreless the last 12 1/2 minutes against Nebraska and now needs eight points to break the record. She likely will do it Thursday night in Iowa City against Michigan.

“It’s not at the front of my mind right now,” Clark said. “Really just getting better and getting back home and playing in front of our fans and executing the way we know we can execute is very important for this team. We’ll have two practices to get ready for that. Yeah, obviously it will be special. The biggest focus right now is just finding ways to grow and get better.”

Plum, who is with Team USA playing in an Olympic qualifying tournament in Belgium, offered premature congratulations to Clark on X, formerly known as Twitter. Plum corrected herself within minutes, writing “My bad next game.”

Fans began lining up in sub-freezing weather six hours before tipoff to enter Pinnacle Bank Arena. Clark has never scored fewer than 30 points in nine games against Nebraska, and many came with the hope they would see her make history.

The Huskers changed up their defenses on Clark. Callin Hake, Jaz Shelley and Kendall Moriarty took turns playing her straight up. They put double-teams on her up high and went to a box-and-one on her in the second half.

Clark pulled within single digits of the record when she made two free throws following a technical foul on Nebraska late in the third quarter. She didn’t score again.

Clark missed her final six shots from the field and finished 10 of 25 overall and 5 of 15 on 3-pointers.

The game had been sold out since early January, and sellers on the secondary ticket market were asking as much as $2,000 for a seat in the lower bowl late in the week.

Five preteen girls in an end zone section, each holding up a letter to spell out “CLARK,” started a “Caitlin Clark!” chant 90 minutes before tipoff.

Cheers increased in volume when Clark was first spotted in the tunnel from the locker room to the court. Fans leaning on the railing reached down in hopes of getting a hand slap as she came through. Next was a standing ovation when Clark, escorted by a security guard, stepped onto the court to begin shooting drills. She shot alone for five minutes before teammates joined her.

Kim Malone of Omaha showed up at about 8:15 a.m. carrying a sign reading, “Feels like a great day to drop a 40 piece. Let her cook. GOAT 22.”

“We’re here early because we love Caitlin Clark and what she’s done for women’s basketball,” Malone said. “I played Division II, my daughter plays, we love basketball. To watch all these people come, it’s just amazing.”

Malone said she admires the fearlessness with which Clark plays.

“She’s like the closest thing to Kobe Bryant for us, and we love Kobe,” she said. “Her work ethic and her pursuit to be the greatest is incredible, but then she doesn’t get lost in that. She includes everybody. Her passes are incredible. She’s one of a kind.”

Nick Ames of Lincoln was the first person waiting to enter the arena, arriving at 6:45 a.m. He came to root for Nebraska and wore a T-shirt saying, “I’m Kevin O’Hare’s Favorite Cousin.” O’Hare is Clark’s shooting coach.

“I’m here to heckle today because I do not want her to get that record and just thought the shirt and bringing up him would be something to get in her mind a little bit,” said Ames, adding that his mission was to get as close to the court as he could so she would see the shirt. “I’m a Husker fan. She can get it at home if she wants it.”

After Clark breaks the NCAA record, her next target will be the all-time major women’s college scoring record of 3,649 by Kansas’ Lynette Woodard from 1977-81. During Woodard’s era, women’s sports were governed by the Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.

TAYLOR HELPS NO. 5 OHIO STATE ROUT MICHIGAN STATE 86-71

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Celeste Taylor scored 20 points to lead four players in double figures as No. 5 Ohio State rolled to an 86-71 win over Michigan State on Sunday.

Rebeka Mikulasikova added 19, Jacy Sheldon 18 and Taylor Thierry 12 for the Buckeyes (21-3, 12-1 Big Ten), who led by as many as 33 points in the second half.

Theryn Hallock had 14 points and Julia Ayrault 10 for Michigan State (17-7, 7-6).

The Spartans led only once, when Hallock hit a free throw to complete a three-point play to give MSU a 13-12 lead with 3:51 remaining in the first quarter. Ohio State retook the lead on a 3-pointer by Taylor and never looked back.

Ohio State led 53-31 at the half and put the game out of reach with an 8-1 run to start the second half.

The Buckeyes shot 58% overall, while the Spartans hit 43% from the floor.

The win was Ohio State’s 11th in a row and 12th in its last 13 games. Michigan State lost for the second game in a row.

BIG PICTURE

Ohio State: The Buckeyes have yet to lose in 2024. Their last loss was a 69-60 defeat at Michigan on Dec. 30.

Michigan State: The Spartans, who were honorable mention in last week’s poll, likely will drop out altogether after two losses this week.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: hosts Nebraska on Wednesday.

Michigan State: at Michigan next Sunday.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

GOLDIN, WEATHERSPOON LEAD NO. 20 FAU TO OT WIN AGAINST WICHITA STATE

Wichita, Ks. (AP) — Vladislav Goldin had 20 points and Brandon Weatherspoon scored 19 to lead No. 20 Florida Atlantic to a 95-82 overtime win against Wichita State on Sunday.

Florida Atlantic (19-5, 9-2 American Athletic Conference) dominated the overtime period, outscoring Wichita State 21-8. The Owls shot 47.2% for the game.

Xavier Bell finished with 25 points off the bench for Wichita State (10-14, 2-9). Colby Rogers had 21 for his fifth straight double-figure game. The Shockers shot 50.8% from the field.

Bell hit a 3 with 42 seconds left in the second half to take a 73-72 lead. Late free throws for both teams sent the game to overtime tied at 74-74.

Florida Athletic went 0 for 6 from the floor to start the game, but managed to limit Wichita State to just nine points in that stretch. Weatherspoon was vital in getting the Owls some early momentum with eight points in the opening six minutes.

Turnovers plagued Wichita State and Florida Atlantic capitalized on it with 16 points off 17 Shocker turnovers. It was the 11th time the Shockers have had 14 or more turnovers this season.

BIG PICTURE

Florida Atlantic: The Owls had 44 points inside the paint and went just 7 for 23 from the 3-point line. Free throws were key — Florida Atlantic went 20 for 22 from the free-throw line.

Wichita State: The Shockers shot the ball extremely well, but turnovers were their downfall. Wichita State entered the game with just 13 turnovers in the last two games, but ranked 273rd in the country in assist to turnover ratio at 0.95.

UP NEXT

Florida Atlantic: Hosts Temple on Thursday night.

Wichita State: Visits East Carolina on Thursday night.

NBA NEWS

NURKIC: GREEN ‘DIDN’T LEARN ANYTHING’ FROM SUSPENSION

Phoenix Suns center Jusuf Nurkic wasn’t happy with Golden State Warriors veteran Draymond Green’s attitude on Saturday night.

“It’s sad. He didn’t learn anything,” Nurkic told Duane Rankin of The Arizona Republic. “Just a matter of time. He’s going to knock somebody else again. Take everything back, what I said. He don’t deserve a chance.”

The pair received matching technical fouls for trash-talking after Green fouled Nurkic midway through the opening quarter of Saturday’s contest.

Their verbal sparring culminated in the third quarter when Nurkic slapped the floor and made a “too small” gesture toward Green after hitting a hook shot. Green returned the favor a few possessions later.

“You can’t be a nothing defender if you’re going to do that. … You probably outweigh me by 70 pounds, and you get put in the rim? Got to be more careful,” Green told reporters postgame, according to Anthony Slater of The Athletic.

After the contest, Warriors star Steph Curry called Nurkic’s comments “idiotic” and said that “Draymond was in his head. Plain and simple.

Green was suspended indefinitely on Dec. 12 for striking Nurkic in the face, missing 12 games. Saturday marked the first time the pair faced off since the incident.

It was Green’s second of the season. The 33-year-old sat out for five games in November after putting Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert in a chokehold.

Due to his repeated aggressive behavior, the NBA had Green attend mandatory counseling to prove he could manage his on-court attitude.

After his reinstatement, the league said Green “demonstrated his commitment to conforming his conduct to standards expected of NBA players.”

Green, meanwhile, expressed his desire to be calmer on the court. “Antics isn’t something that got me here,” the veteran said, according to Janie McCauley of the Associated Press.

“I’m very confident I can remove the antics, and I’m very confident that if I do remove the antics, no one’s worried about how I play the game of basketball.”

Golden State snuck past Phoenix with a 113-112 victory thanks to Curry’s game-winning triple with 0.7 seconds left. The Warriors and Suns won’t square off again during the regular season.

TATUM DROPS 26, CELTICS WITHSTAND LATE RALLY TO BEAT HEAT

MIAMI (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 26 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Boston Celtics withstood a late rally to beat the Miami Heat 110-106 on Sunday.

Kristaps Porzingis had 25 points, Jaylen Brown had 20 points and Jrue Holiday scored 15 for Boston, which hit 16 of 39 3-point attempts.

The Celtics have won all three matchups with the Heat this season and have won six of the last seven games against them. The loss came in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals last season, when Boston forced the deciding game after losing the first three.

Tyler Herro had 22 of his 24 points in the second half, Bam Adebayo scored 22 and Duncan Robinson and Caleb Martin finished with 15 points each for the Heat.

Miami rallied from a 15-point deficit in the third quarter and cut it to 106-104 on Herro’s 3-pointer with 1:49 remaining. But Porzingis and Tatum each converted two free throws to secure the win.

The Heat were without leading scorer Jimmy Butler, who was granted a leave of absence because of the death of a family member.

Miami lost Terry Rozier and Josh Richardson to injuries. Rozier, who finished with 13 points, landed awkwardly on his right leg after driving to the basket midway through the third quarter.

Richardson exited in the second quarter because of a right shoulder injury. He slumped to the floor in pain after his unsuccessful attempt to strip Tatum of the ball.

Robinson also favored his left shoulder after Brown pushed him off into the stands when both tangled for position early in the fourth quarter. Brown and Robinson exchanged words and Brown was assessed a flagrant 1 foul.

UP NEXT

Celtics: Visit Brooklyn on Tuesday night.

Heat: Begin a six-game road stretch at Milwaukee on Tuesday night.

SGA’S 38 POINTS LEAD THUNDER PAST KINGS

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander had 38 points, Jalen Williams scored 32 and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Sacramento Kings 127-113 on Sunday.

Williams also had nine assists and seven rebounds for the Thunder, who beat the Kings for the first time in three meetings this season.

Lu Dort had 17 points and nine rebounds and Chet Holmgren added 14 points for the Thunder. Oklahoma City bounced back from a 146-111 loss at Dallas on Saturday.

Domantas Sabonis had 21 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds for the Kings. Malik Monk led the team in scoring with 26 points. De’Aaron Fox, who was averaging nearly 27 points per game, was held to 15 points on 6-for-17 shooting for the Kings.

Gilgeous-Alexander, the league’s No. 2 scorer with 31 points per game heading into the day, scored 15 points in the first quarter on 6-for-8 shooting. Gilgeous-Alexander and Williams each scored 19 points to help the Thunder take a 67-57 lead at halftime.

The Thunder controlled the third. A 3-pointer by Dort, then a dunk by Williams pushed Oklahoma City’s lead to 84-66. Gilgeous-Alexander’s hard dribble left Harrison Barnes going the wrong way, then Gilgeous-Alexander stepped toward the baseline and hit a short jumper to make it 88-66. It was the final basket of a 16-0 run. The Thunder led 100-83 heading into the fourth.

The Kings cut their deficit to eight in the fourth, but the Thunder maintained control. A 3-pointer by Gilgeous-Alexander with just under four minutes remaining put the Thunder up 121-108.

UP NEXT

Kings: Visit Phoenix on Tuesday night.

Thunder: Visit Orlando on Tuesday night.

NHL NEWS

KRUG PICKS UP 5 ASSISTS AS BLUES STOMP CANADIENS

MONTREAL (AP) — Jordan Kyrou scored twice and Torey Krug had five assists and the St. Louis Blues earned a 7-2 victory at the Montreal Canadiens on Super Bowl Sunday.

Robert Thomas had a goal and three assists, Jake Neighbours added a goal and one assist, while Colton Parayko, Alexey Toropchenko and Nathan Walker also scored for St. Louis. Jordan Binnington made 30 saves for the Blues.

St. Louis has won seven of its past eight games.

Nick Suzuki and Joel Armia scored for Montreal, while Jake Allen stopped 29 shots. Suzuki extended his point streak to seven games while linemate Cole Caufield’s streak of 11 games came to an end.

The Canadiens lost their second in a row after a 3-2 loss to Dallas on Saturday and fell to 1-9-0 in the second game of back-to-backs this season.

The Blues went 3-for-5 on the power play. The Canadiens were 0-for-3.

St. Louis took the lead early and never looked back.

Just 25 seconds into the game, Toropchenko cruised around Jayden Struble down the right wing with a deke between his legs before cutting to the net and beating Allen for a highlight-reel goal.

Parayko gave the Blues a 2-0 lead 5:05 into the first period with a point shot off the post and into the net.

Seconds later, Blues forward Sammy Blais had a hard hit on defenseman Jordan Harris while the latter was already falling along the end boards, appearing to connect near his head.

Harris also hit his head on the ice and couldn’t stand up after the incident, needing help to get off the ice. The Canadiens said he would not return because of an upper-body injury.

Blais, meanwhile, received a five-minute major for boarding and a game misconduct.

The Canadiens were unable to make the Blues pay until just after the five-minute power play expired, when Juraj Slafkovsky set Suzuki up with an open net after a cross-ice pass to cut the lead in half at 10:23.

Kyrou scored a power-play goal at 15:20 of the first to give St. Louis a 3-1 lead heading into the break.

Despite an evenly matched second, Walker scored with 2:11 left in the period to put the Blues up by three.

Thomas added to that advantage with a power-play goal just 31 seconds into the third.

Armia got one back for Montreal at 3:06 with a deflection, but Neighbours regained the four-goal St. Louis lead with yet another power-play score at 7:14.

Kyrou made it 7-2 with a shot that ricocheted off the end board and in off Allen.

LINEUP CHANGES

Forward Joshua Roy, recalled from American Hockey League affiliate Laval, entered the Canadiens lineup for Rafael Harvey-Pinard, who left Saturday’s game with a lower-body injury and was placed on injured reserve Sunday.

Harris replaced Arber Xhekaj on the blue line after spending two games as a healthy scratch before leaving the game.

UP NEXT

Blues: at Toronto on Tuesday.

MILLER SCORES WITH 4.8 SECONDS LEFT IN OT TO HELP THE CANUCKS END THEIR SKID, BEAT THE CAPITALS 3-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — J.T. Miller scored just before the end of overtime, Thatcher Demko made 32 saves and the NHL-leading Vancouver Canucks ended their two-game losing streak by beating the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Sunday in the traditional Super Bowl Sunday matinee in the nation’s capital.

Despite Alex Ovechkin scoring again, the Capitals lost for a sixth time in seven games. Ovechkin has a goal in each of the past five games to reach 13 this season and 835 for his career — 60 away from breaking Wayne Gretzky’s record — his longest such streak since March 2021.

Conor Garland and Nils Hoglander scored for Vancouver. Hoglander’s goal came 71 seconds after Ovechkin put Washington ahead midway through the second period, and Miller scored with 4.8 seconds left in 3-on-3 OT off a turnover by Connor McMichael.

Nic Dowd scored 1:08 in to give the Capitals an early lead, the eighth goal of the season for a player whose trade value is increasing by the game. Darcy Kuemper made 28 saves in the loss.

His goalie tandem mate, Charlie Lindgren, also could fetch a nice return before the March 8 trade deadline, and the next few weeks could be busy for the Capitals if their struggles continue and they turn into one of the league’s biggest sellers. Pending free agents Anthony Mantha and Joel Edmundson could be among those heading elsewhere.

The Canucks already made a big move, acquiring center Elias Lindholm from Calgary just before the All-Star break. They’re now 2-2 since adding Lindholm, who gives them the depth down the middle they’ll need to try to get through the playoffs in the Western Conference.

UP NEXT

Canucks: Finish their five-game road trip Tuesday night at the Chicago Blackhawks.

Capitals: Host the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday night.

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

A DAY AFTER ARBITRATION LOSS, NICK GORDON TRADED BY TWINS TO MARLINS FOR STEVEN OKERT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A day after losing to Minnesota in salary arbitration, utilityman Nick Gordon was traded from the Twins to the Miami Marlins on Sunday for left-handed reliever Steven Okert.

Gordon, a 28-year-old outfielder, second baseman and shortstop, hit .185 last season with two homers and seven RBIs in 34 games, down from .272 with nine homers and 50 RBIs over 136 games in 2022.

He fractured his right shin when he fouled off a pitch from the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Dylan Covey on May 17. Gordon was sidelined until Sept. 15, when he started a six-game rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A St. Paul.

He had a .250 batting average with 15 homers and 80 RBIs in three seasons with the Twins.

Gordon was awarded a $900,000 salary on Saturday rather than his request for $1.25 million. He is a half-brother of former Marlin Dee Strange-Gordon and a son of former All-Star pitcher Tom Gordon.

Okert was 3-2 with a 4.45 ERA in 64 relief appearances last year for the Marlins, striking out 73 and walking 24 in 58 2/3 innings while allowing nine home runs. The 32-year-old is 12-9 with a 3.70 ERA in six seasons with San Francisco (2016-18) and Miami (2021-23).

Okert agreed last month to a one-year contract for $1,062,500. He is eligible for free agency after the 2026 season, and Gordon is eligible after the 2027 season.

INDIANA SPORTS NEWS RELEASES/NEWS REPORTS

INDIANA PACERS

GAME PREVIEW: PACERS AT HORNETS

All-Star Week is here, but the Indiana Pacers still have business to finish before welcoming the NBA’s top talent to the Circle City.

The Pacers (30-24) will continue their three-game road trip on Monday when they face the Charlotte Hornets (11-41) at Spectrum Center. Indiana owns a 2-1 season series lead over the Hornets, including back-to-back wins, going into their final matchup.

While the Pacers continue to fight through the pack in the Eastern Conference, the Hornets have remained towards the bottom of the standings.

Indiana enters Monday’s game having won three of their last four games, including a 125-111 Saturday night victory over the New York Knicks (33-20) at Madison Square Garden.

In the Big Apple, the Pacers shot an outstanding 61 percent as a team and held a three-point halftime lead before outscoring the Knicks 64-53 in the final 24 minutes.

Myles Turner didn’t miss a shot against the Knicks, going 9-for-9 for 23 points while pulling down eight rebounds. Also in the win, All-Star starting point guard Tyrese Haliburton scored 22 points and dished out 12 assists, Pascal Siakam scored 19, and T.J. McConnell supplied 16 points off the bench.

Over their last four games, the Pacers are averaging a tick below their league-best scoring average (124.1), recording 120.3 per game. Still, they are shooting a solid 55.1 percent as a team and dishing out 32.5 assists while allowing 117.5 points per game.

While the two teams played just last week, the Hornets will look much different next time out.

Before the trade deadline on Thursday, the Hornets sent P.J. Washington to the Dallas Mavericks for Grant Williams and Seth Curry; and dealt former Butler University star Gordon Hayward to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Tre Mann, Vasilije Micic, and Davis Bertans. In the previous matchup between the teams on Feb. 4 – a 16-point Pacers win – Washington recorded 22 points and nine rebounds off the bench against the Pacers.

Former All-Star guard LaMelo Ball isn’t expected to play for the Hornets on Monday as he is managing a right ankle injury. Ball is averaging 23.9 points, 8.0 assists and 5.1 rebounds per game this season.

The Hornets’ recent roster additions are getting minutes right away.

Charlotte comes into Monday’s matchup off a 115-106 Saturday night win over the Memphis Grizzlies, which snapped a 10-game losing streak. The Hornets shot 58 percent in the game, including 16-for-31 from 3-point range.

Miles Bridges led the Hornets with 25 points, rookie Brandon Miller and Micic supplied 18 points each, and Williams scored 15. Curry also made a 3-pointer, and Bertans scored nine points in 12 minutes for their new squad.

Miller, selected second overall in the 2023 draft from Alabama, has proven himself one of the most outstanding rookies this season, averaging 16.5 points on 44 percent shooting, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. He has scored at least 20 points in six of his last eight games played.

On Saturday night, the Hornets had the third-worst record in the East behind the Washington Wizards and Detroit Pistons, and owned the worst net rating of all NBA teams.

After taking on the Hornets, the Pacers will head to Canada to take on the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday. All-Star Weekend festivities tip off in Indianapolis on Thursday.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Andrew Nembhard, F – Aaron Nesmith, F – Pascal Siakam, C – Myles Turner

Hornets: G – Cody Martin, G – Tre Mann, F – Miles Bridges, SF – Brandon Miller, C – Nick Richards.

Injury Report

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton – questionable (left hamstring injury management), Jalen Smith – out (lower back spasms)

Hornets: Cody Martin – probable (right knee contusion), LaMelo Ball – out (right ankle tendinopathy), Kyle Lowry – out (not with team), Mark Williams – out (lower back injury recovery)

Last Meeting

Feb. 4, 2024: The Pacers held an opponent to fewer than 100 points for the first time during the 2023-2024 season in a 115-99 win over the Hornets in Charlotte.

Indiana jumped to a 9-0 start off the tip and never trailed in the game, leading by as many as 24 points in the victory.

The Pacers shot 48.9 percent from the field while limiting the Hornets to 39.8 percent, which included just eight made threes.

Pascal Siakam led the Pacers with 25 points, nine assists, and eight rebounds, Aaron Nesmith added 22 points, Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 and Myles Turner chipped in 16.

Hornets rookie Brandon Miller led all scorers with a career-best 35 points on 10-for-25 shooting, P.J. Washington chipped in 22 points off the bench, Miles Bridges scored 19, and Nick Richards recorded 12 points and 10 rebounds.

The Pacers won the rebounding battle 49-43 and points in the paint margin 60-52.

Noteworthy

Tyrese Haliburton is one point shy of reaching 4,000 for his career. On Saturday, he reached 2,000 career assists.

Myles Turner is one game away from passing Danny Granger (544) for 11th in most career games with the Pacers. When Turner passes Granger he will also move into seventh for most games played all-time with the Pacers in NBA franchise history.

Pacers guard T.J. McConnell will play in his 600th career NBA game next time out.

First-year Pacer Obi Toppin is 26 points short of reaching 2,000 for his career.

Indiana is 76-53 all-time against Charlotte, and 26-36 on the road.

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), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (studio host)

Tickets

After the All-Star break, the Pacers will open the second half of the season at Gainbridge Fieldhouse against Cade Cunningham and the Detroit Pistons on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 7:00 PM ET.

INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

HOLMES BREAKS INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SCORING RECORD IN WIN OVER PURDUE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.  – Graduate student forward Mackenzie Holmes broke Indiana women’s basketball’s all-time scoring record as she helped lead her team to a 95-62 win over Purdue on Sunday afternoon inside Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

KEY MOMENTS

Holmes started the game off with the IU (20-3, 11-2 B1G) first bucket just 20 seconds in as the lead grew to as many as five on a 3-pointer from senior guard Sara Scalia. Purdue (10-13, 3-9 B1G) pulled within one, 13-12, with a pair at the line as Scalia retaliated with a floater in the lane with 3:03 remaining. A deep 3-pointer from senior guard Chloe Moore-McNeil helped set up Indiana with a 18-14 lead after one.

The lead was as many as 12 in the second quarter as sophomore guard Lexus Bargesser got to the hoop with 5:12 remaining. The Boilermakers hit back-to-back shots to cut the lead down to six as Scalia scored the next five IU points to make it a 37-28 lead with 2:09 to go before the break.

Indiana’s defense would hold Purdue to just one field goal in the final 3:58 as it took a 41-30 lead at half. It was all IU in the third quarter, grinding out 31 points while shooting 68.8 percent from the floor as Moore-McNeil tallied 12 of her 22 points in the frame.

Going into the fourth quarter with 11 points, the Hoosiers were able to find Holmes in the final 10 minutes as she moved her name up to the No. 1 spot on the all-time scorer’s list. She scored six points in the fourth quarter, notching the record on a pass from sophomore guard Yarden Garzon with 5:15 left in the game.

The Hoosiers cruised the rest of the way, posting a 33-point win – its largest in the series since the two programs first met in a 45-point victory in 1975.

NOTABLE

Holmes takes over sole possession of first place in scoring in the all-time Indiana women’s basketball record book. She finished the night with 17 points for a career total of 2,365 points – passing Tyra Buss’ 2,364 points she amassed from 2014-18.

The win also pushed the Hoosiers season win total to 20, marking its ninth-straight 20-win season and its 15th overall in program history.

IU’s 33-point win is the second largest in the program’s history in the series with the Boilermakers. Indiana won the first ever meeting between the two teams on Feb. 28, 1975 by a score of 98-53. The Hoosiers also won by 30 points in an 84-54 victory on Feb. 29, 1980.

Going 5-5 from behind the arc, Moore-McNeil scored a career-high 22 points in the Hoosier win. She also ended with five rebounds and five assists.

Scalia added four 3-pointers, pushing her season total to 75 and just four away from breaking the single season 3-pointer made record set by Amanda Cahill in 2017-18 (78).

Bargesser led the team in rebounds, pulling nine down off the glass as the Hoosiers won the battle on the glass, 32-21. The Grass Lake, Mich. native also contributed 12 points and three assists in the victory.

As a team, IU improved to 13-0 when shooting 50 percent or better as it went 59 percent from the floor. It also hit 13 3-pointers in the win, shooting 61.9 percent from beyond-the-arc. It’s the third time this season that IU has shot 60 percent or better from long range (65.2 percent at Purdue, 60.9 percent at Nebraska).

Freshman guard Julianna LaMendola hit a career-high in scoring, putting up eight points for the Hoosier as the IU bench accounted for 21 points in the effort. 

QUOTABLE

Indiana head coach Teri Moren

“Oh wow, first of all, the crowd was amazing as we knew they would be on a Sunday (with) the great rivalry with Purdue and Indiana. It was such a special day that Mack(enzie Holmes) could become our all-time leading scorer here at home in front of her fans and against our arch rival as well, but she had help. I thought there was a lot of good basketball out there today. I thought Chloe (Moore-McNeil) was really feeling it and Sara (Scalia) was, once again, really good. I thought Lexi (Bargesser) kept the foot on the pedal in transition I’m really proud and I’m so happy for Mack. I think Mack is relieved that this is over and now it’s one less thing she has to worry about. Not that Mack was worried about it. Mack is never worried about her own accolades. It’s always been about the team for Mackenzie, and on a day like today where she could get it in front of a crowd of a little over 13,000, that’s really special and I’m sure something that she will always remember.”

UP NEXT

IU travels to Wisconsin on Wednesday for an 8 p.m. ET tip on Peacock.

INDIANA TENNIS

IUWT FALLS AT ALABAMA, 4-1

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Indiana women’s tennis (4-5) dropped their final road match to Alabama (5-1) at the Roberta Alison Baumgardner Tennis Facility on Sunday afternoon.

The Crimson Tide went ahead early as they earned the doubles point with No. 2 and No. 3 doubles wins.

Alabama went up early with a 2-0 lead after a win in No. 6 singles, but Lara Schneider would cut the lead after she earned a ranked win at No. 1 singles against #50 ranked Petra Sedlackova, defeating her in straight sets, 6-0, 6-4.

The Hoosiers would drop the next two matches in straight sets.

INDIANA 1, ALABAMA 4

SINGLES

1. Lara Schneider (IND) def. #50 Petra Sedlackova (UA) 6-0, 6-4

2. #27 Loudmilla Bencheikh (UA) vs. Nicole Teodosescu (IND) 6-3, 6-7, unfinished

3. Anne Marie Hiser (UA) def. Saby Nihalani (IND) 6-3, 7-5

4. Ola Pitak (UA) vs. Elisabeth Dunac (IND) 4-6, 6-1, 2-2, unfinished

5. Anna Parkhomenko (UA) def. Lene Mari Hovda (IND) 6-3, 6-3

6. Klara Milicevic (UA) def. Li Hsin Lin (IND) 6-1, 6-4

DOUBLES

1. Petra Sedlackova/Anna Parkhomenko (UA) vs. Lene Mari Hovda/Saby Nihalani (IND) 2-5, unfinished

2. Ola Pitak/Loudmilla Bencheikh (UA) def. Lara Schneider/Li Hsin Lin (IND) 6-2

3. Anne Marie Hiser/Klara Milicevic (UA) def. Elisabeth Dunac/Sarah L’allier (IND) 6-2

ORDER OF FINISH

Singles: 6, 1, 3, 5

Doubles: 3, 2, 1, unfinished

UP NEXT

Indiana will host Memphis on Thursday, Feb. 15, at the IU Tennis Center. The match is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.

INDIANA MEN’S TENNIS TOPS MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE, 4-3

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –––– Indiana Men’s Tennis earned their seventh straight win in thrilling fashion, taking down Middle Tennessee State, 4-3, on Sunday afternoon at the IU Tennis Center.

The Hoosiers once again displayed a strong performance in doubles. Facundo Yunis and Luc Boulier would strike first, taking the win at No. 3 doubles, 6-4. Ilya Tiraspolsky and Michael Andre would capture the doubles point with a win at No. 1 doubles, 6-4.

In singles play, Indiana would find themselves in a tight race to secure the match. Facundo Yunis would swing momentum into the Hoosiers favor with a win at No. 2 singles, 6-4, 6-4.

Sophomore Sam Landau would earn himself a monumental win, taking down No. 18 Leo Raquin at No. 1 singles, 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

Senior Jagger Saylor would clinch the match victory for Indiana with a win at No. 4 singles, 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

Middle Tennessee State came into the match recieving votes for a top 25 ranking.

With the win, Indiana improves their record to 9-2 on the season.

The Hoosiers will be back in action on Saturday, February 17, as they travel to Houston to take on Rice.

Final Results

INDIANA 4, MTSU 3

Singles competition-

1. Sam Landau (IU) def. No. 18 Leo Raquin (MTSU), 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.

2. Facundo Yunis (IU) def. Marcel Kamrowski (MTSU), 6-4, 6-4.

3. Michael Andre (IU) vs. Ondrej Horak (MTSU), 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 1-3, ret.

4. Jagger Saylor (IU) def. Shu Matsuoka (MTSU), 4-6, 6-1, 7-6 (7-4).

5. Demis Taramonlis (MTSU) def. Ilya Tiraspolsky (IU) vs), 6-2, 6-1.

6. Karim Al-Amin (MTSU) def. Nikola Kolyachev (IU), 6-4, 6-4.

Doubles competition

1. Ilya Tiraspolsky/Michael Andre (IU) def. Javier Cueto Ramos/Jakub Kroslak (MTSU), 6-4.

2. Sam Landau/Carson Haskins (IU) vs. Leo Raquin/Ondrej Horak (MSTU), 5-5, unfinished.

3. Facundo Yunis/Luc Boulier (IU) def. Karim Al-Amin/Shu Matsuoka (MTSU), 6-4.

Order of finish

Singles: 5, 2, 6, 1, 4, ret.

Doubles: 3, 1, unfinished.

INDIANA SOFTBALL

INDIANA SHUTS OUT N.C. CENTRAL IN FINAL DAY OF NFCA LEADOFF CLASSIC

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –––– On the final day of the NFCA Leadoff Classic, Indiana (4-1) won in a low-scoring defensive clinic, 4-0, against N.C. Central (1-4) on Sunday morning.

It was a successful first weekend for the Hoosiers, tallying wins over No. 15 Oregon, Army, Kansas and N.C. Central. The only loss came to No. 5 Clemson in a 3-2 final score.

Junior Brianna Copeland was named to the All-Tournament Team. Copeland was key for the Hoosiers at the plate and in the circle, recording a triple and home run in the opening night win against No. 15 Oregon, while also going 2-1 in the circle with a 1.37 ERA and 18 strikeouts.

INDIANA 4, NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 0

KEY MOMENTS

• North Carolina Central threatened to score with a runner on third base in the top of the first, but sophomore Sophie Kleiman struck out NCCU’s Nichols to get out of the inning.

• Indiana got on the board with a run scored in the bottom of the second inning to lead 1-0. Freshman Aly VanBrandt tripled followed by an RBI from junior Kinsey Mitchell to score VanBrandt.

• Just two at-bats after VanBrandt’s triple, freshman Alex Cooper hit a triple, as well.

• Indiana added two more runs in the bottom of the third when junior Taylor Minnick hit a ball down the right field line to score sophomore Cassidy Kettleman. A few at-bats later, Freshman Tristian Thompson hit a sac fly to right field to score Aaliyah Andrews to push the lead to 3-0.

• Indiana would score its fourth and final run in the bottom of the fourth on another sacrifice, when Copeland hit one out to right field to score senior Brooke Benson.

• Senior Macy Montgomery entered the game in the sixth inning and closed it out, only allowing one hit in the final two innings.

NOTABLES

• In her second start of the season, Kleiman picked up her first win.

• Kleiman threw a season-high eight strikeouts in the win.

• Montgomery came in relief for the game’s final two innings, it was her second appearance of the season.

• VanBrandt recorded her first two career hits, with her first being a triple.

• Cooper’s triple was her first extra base hit of her career.

UP NEXT

Indiana will next play in the Troy Invitational, beginning with a doubleheader on Friday, Feb. 16 in Troy, Ala.

PURDUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

PURDUE DROPS SUNDAY TILT AT #14/13 INDIANA

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Purdue women’s basketball team fell on the road to No. 14/13 Indiana on Sunday afternoon at Assembly Hall.

For the second straight game, Mary Ashley Stevenson led the way on the offensive end with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting and one 3-pointer. She was joined in double figures by Caitlyn Harper’s 13 points, and Sophie Swanson connected on a trio of 3-pointers to finish with 11 points.

The Boilermakers (10-13, 3-9) shot an even 50% from the field in the first half and finished with a 45.1% clip overall for the game. Purdue was 5-of-13 from distance.

The Purdue freshmen combined for 31 points, marking the fifth game this season the rookies tallied 30 or more.

Jeanae Terry led Purdue in rebounding with seven. Rashunda Jones came off the bench to post five assists and a pair of steals. Four Boilermakers recorded a block, including the first career rejection by Swanson.

Indiana (20-3, 11-2) put four players in double figures. The Hoosiers shot 59% from the floor and went 13-of-21 from behind the arc. Indiana converted 14 Boilermaker turnovers into 12 points and flipped six offensive rebounds into 13 points.

The Boilermakers trailed by four after the opening 10 minutes despite four turnovers and early foul trouble. Stevenson tallied a game-high seven points, while the Boilermakers hit two of their opening three 3-point attempts.

Purdue’s freshmen tallied 12 of the team’s 16 points in the second quarter. Swanson tallied five, and McKenna Layden added four off the bench. Stevenson jumped into double figures with a traditional 3-point play midway through the break.

Indiana opened the third on a 14-4 run and extended the gap to 25 points. The Hoosiers connected on six triples in the period, as Purdue was 4-of-12 from the field and 8-of-9 at the line.

In the fourth, Swanson made a pair of 3-pointers, while Stevenson added four. The tandem scored eight points in a 10-3 run midway through the gap, but the Hoosiers went 9-of-13 shooting in the final 10 minutes.

NOTES

• Purdue leads the all-time series with Indiana 55-42.

• Purdue put two freshmen in double figures for the eighth time this season, a Big Ten best.

• Stevenson has reached double figures in 11 games this season, the most by a Purdue freshman since Karissa McLaughlin in 2017-18.

• Abbey Ellis is now nine points away from 1,000 as a Boilermaker.

• Purdue’s bench scored 21 points, finishing with 20 or more for the 12th time this season.

• Jeanae Terry is now 98 rebounds shy of 1,000 for her career.

• Madison Layden sits 51 points away from 1,000 in her career.

UP NEXT

Purdue will continue its two-game road swing on Wednesday night with an 8 p.m. ET tip at Northwestern on B1G+.

PURDUE SOFTBALL

PURDUE FIGHTS UNTIL THE END AT #6 GEORGIA

ATHENS, Ga. – With the result coming down to the final play of the game, the Purdue softball squad nearly produced a tied game in the seventh inning. The Boilermakers had the bases loaded with one out in the seventh inning before No. 6 Georgia turned a line drive into a double play to take the game, 1-5. Purdue fell to 3-2 on the season with the result, with both losses coming to the No. 6 Georgia Bulldogs on their home field.

The difference-maker was a grand slam by Georgia in the fifth-inning.

Purdue registered six hits and Georgia seven, with each team committing one error.

Purdue’s run in the seventh inning was scored by pinch runner Kiersen George. Center fielder Kiara Dillon posted the RBI and led the team with two hits on the day, going .500 from the plate and making five putouts in the process.

The Boilermakers nearly had the 1-0 lead in the second inning after Olivia McFadden doubled to right center field. Kyndall Bailey came in to pinch run and rounded the bases after Dillon singled to the shortstop, but a throw was made just in time for Bailey to be called out at home.

Pitcher Emma Bailey made her first collegiate appearance and start, tossing the first two innings, allowing no runs, no walks and two hits with one strikeout. Olivia Cainey (0-1) came in relief with one runner on first and got the Boilermakers out of a bind in the third inning by leaving two runners stranded in scoring position. Jules Raymond closed out the final 1.2 innings, allowing one run.

Purdue will be back next week in Tampa, Florida for The Fonseca Memorial Tournament at USF, running Friday, February 16 through Sunday, February 18. Opponents will include UIC, Boston College, South Florida and Hofstra, with the Boilermakers playing the host twice.

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

NOTRE DAME OUTLASTS FLORIDA STATE IN 2OT, 98-94

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — It was Sonia Citron and Hannah Hidalgo down the stretch. Who else?

On Sunday, No. 12 Notre Dame (18-5, 8-4) topped Florida State (17-8, 8-5) in just the sixth double overtime game in Irish program history, 98-94. Forty-five minutes was not enough; it took a 10-6 score in the second overtime to give the Irish a much-needed road victory. Citron and Hidalgo were the final difference in the game, going 4-4 from the foul line to ice it.

Three players played more than 40 minutes: Maddy Westbeld (47:10), Hidalgo (44:11) and Anna DeWolfe (40:42). Those were career-highs for Westbeld and Hidalgo.

“I wasn’t really thinking about it,” DeWolfe said after the game. “There were times where you would have to slow down and catch your breath, but I think the adrenaline of the game and the crowd distract you from it. We were just focused on the task at hand.”

In total, four players had at least 18 points: Hidalgo (27), DeWolfe (24), Westbeld (19) and Citron (18). DeWolfe’s 24 were a high in an Irish uniform, as were the six 3-pointers she knocked down. Westbeld notched 14 rebounds and tied a career high with 4 steals. In doing so, she locked down her ninth double-double of the year. She entered this season with nine double-doubles in her career.

The game was the track meet to be expected when the ACC’s top offenses square off. Florida State jumped out to a 9-2 lead, all 9 points scored by reigning ACC Rookie of the Year Ta’Niya Latson. She hit a pair of 3s, and Sara Bejedi added one of her own for a 3-3 start from deep for the home team.

Notre Dame called a timeout, and Citron and DeWolfe hit back-to-back treys. The Irish defense forced three consecutive turnovers, and Notre Dame took its first lead on a DeWolfe 3 with 2:03. She had 10 points in the first quarter after only hitting double-figures once since Jan. 14. Notre Dame led 21-20 after a quarter.

The start of Q2 swung back in favor of Florida State to start — they went on a 9-0 run — before the Irish started heating up once again. It was 48-42 through 20. The Irish shot 41.2 percent in Q2 with three made 3s, while the Seminoles shot 68.8 percent. A total of 11 3-pointers were made by the teams. Latson had 21 points in the first half, while three Irish were in double-figures: DeWolfe (13), Hidalgo (12) and Westbeld (10).

The Irish defense had its best quarter of the game coming out of the break, holding a Florida State offense that scored 28 points in Q2 to 6 in Q3. Notre Dame couldn’t get its offense going, however, scoring 17. Notre Dame trailed 64-59 heading into the final frame. FSU forward Makayla Timpson had picked up her third foul in the second quarter, but didn’t have another in Q3.

Notre Dame opened the final quarter on a 7-0 run. DeWolfe tied it up at 64 with her fourth trey of the game, and a follow-up Westbeld steal allowed Hidalgo to get the ball back to DeWolfe for an easy layup. Advantage Notre Dame, 66-64. Timeout Florida State.

From there, neither team could miss. Tied for the seventh time at 77-all after a Westbeld jumper, the Seminoles would respond with a layup of their own to regain the advantage 79-77.

With 1:52 remaining in regulation, Citron knocked down a jumpshot to make it an even 79-79. Both squads had opportunities to score and reclaim the lead, but the Irish would take the final shot of the fourth. The Hidalgo jumper was too strong off the glass, and the game headed to overtime.

In the 5-minute overtime period, the Seminoles put up a 4-0 run in the first two minutes to take the lead 83-79 with 3:09 left. With ease, Hidalgo was able to get to the rim for back-to-back layups and tie it up yet again at 83-83.

Another Florida State layup followed by a pair of Hidalgo free throws, would make it an 85-all ballgame. And as a Seminole trey put Florida State in front 88-85, Dewolfe continued to have the hot hand as she drained her sixth three of the game, shooting an impressive 6-9 from three on the day. For the first time since 2013, the Irish would be heading into a double-overtime situation.

Similar to the first OT period, the Seminoles struck first to take the lead 90-88, but both squads would swap buckets to tie it at 94-94 with 52 seconds remaining.

The Seminoles took their final shot of the game with eight seconds left and a Hidalgo rebound secured the possession for the Irish as Florida State was in a must foul situation. The Irish would go on to close out the period going 4-4 from the charity stripe to secure the 98-94 win. Kylee Watson had a crucial steal with 4 seconds to go.

Hidalgo finished the game with 5 steals to give her 118 on the season. That is now the program’s single-season record, a mark which was previously 114 and held by Skylar Diggins.

Next, Notre Dame heads home next for a game that has been circled all season. No. 3 NC State (21-3, 9-3) visits Purcell Pavilion for the first time since the Irish knocked them off in February 2022. At the time, the Wolfpack were also ranked third in the nation.

NOTRE DAME WOMEN’S LAX

IRISH SOAR TO 22-3 WIN OVER CENTRAL MICHIGAN

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The Irish women’s lacrosse team completed the opening weekend sweep with a convincing 22-3 victory over Central Michigan Sunday afternoon at Loftus Sports Center.

The Irish held possession in their attacking end through the first quarter, jumping out to a quick 4-0 lead through the first 15 minutes of play off goals from Jackie Wolak and Madison Ahern. Wolak opened the scoring just 59 seconds into play with a pass from MK Doherty before Ahern extended the lead just 60 seconds later, also off a pass from Doherty. The team’s opening scorer then went on to record two more goals in the first frame for Wolak’s second hat trick of the season.

Notre Dame dominated play in the second quarter, scoring 11 consecutive goals to take the 15-0 lead into the half. Wolak opened the scoring in the second quarter for her fourth goal of the afternoon before Arden Tierney made it 6-0 just moments later.

Kasey Choma put up the team’s seventh goal of the day, marking her 200th career goal for the Fighting Irish before notching her second of the day just 17 seconds later to make it an 8-0 contest.

After picking up assists on the first two goals Sunday, Doherty found the cage for her third of the season. Kathryn Morrissey scored less than a minute after Doherty to make it a 10-goal lead halfway through the second quarter.

The Irish scored five more times to end the quarter and head to halftime with the 15-0 lead, including two from Doherty to record her first hat trick of the year.

Notre Dame made a change in goal to start the second half as Izzy Pithie came in after Lilly Callahan posted seven saves in a first half blanking of the Chippewas.

The Irish and Chippewas traded goals early in the third quarter before Ciara Mazzone gave the Irish the edge in the quarter with her second goal in as many games to give Notre Dame the 18-2 lead heading into the fourth.

Meghan O’Hare and Kate Timarky added to the Irish scoring Sunday with both freshmen recording their first collegiate tallies as the team reached their second consecutive 20-goal game.

The Irish added two more goals to the tally before the end of the day, coming off the sticks of Keelin Schlageter and Mazzone before the Chippewas rounded out the scoring with 65 seconds left for the 22-3 final.

KEY STATS

Kasey Choma recorded her 200th career goal with her first of the day to become just the third in program history to accomplish the feat.

Two Irish rookies scored their first collegiate goals in the contest as Meghan O’Hare and Kate Timarky both scored in the fourth quarter.

The team’s leading scorer, Jackie Wolak, reached double digit points with her seven-point outing Sunday. The graduate student now boasts 12 points in two games thus far with seven goals and five assists.

Lilly Callahan recorded two saves in the opening quarter to finish the day with zero goals against in 30 minutes played. The senior was credited with her second win of the season and now boasts 17 career wins.

Wolak’s seven points led the team Sunday while MK Doherty posted three goals and three assists for a six point performance.

With eight draw controls on the day, Arden Tierney led the team and came just one shy of tying CMU’s total as the Irish outdrew the opponent 17-9. Kelly Denes picked up five of her own as the two combined for 13 on the day.

Abby Lyons’ four ground balls and two caused turnovers led the team in both categories. The Irish recorded 14 caused turnovers in the contest and picked up an additional 18 ground balls.

UP NEXT

The Irish continue the homestand next Friday and Sunday with Northwestern and Butler in town. A likely top-10 showdown comes to Loftus Sports Center February 16 at 7:30 p.m. as the Irish host top-ranked Northwestern before closing out the weekend with Butler on February 18 at 1 p.m.

BUTLER SOFTBALL

BUTLERSOFTBALL FALLS TO NIU IN EXTRAS

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Butler softball team took a two-run lead in extra innings against Northern Illinois at the Doc Halverson UNI-Dome Classic, but the Huskies (2-2) rallied with three runs in the bottom of the eighth and walked off with the victory. The Bulldogs (1-4), who led 3-0 after four innings, gave up three runs in the fifth, and the 3-3 tie held through the end of seven.

Game 5: Northern Illinois- 6, Butler- 5 (8 innings)

After three scoreless innings, Butler broke the deadlock in the top of the fourth. Ella White led off with a single, and then Teagan O’Rilley launched a two-run bomb over the right field curtain. One batter later, Paige Dorsett made it back-to-back round-trippers with a home run to left field. The Dawgs had a 3-0 lead.

In the bottom of the fifth, NIU rallied with three runs to tie the game, 3-3.

In the sixth, Butler advanced runners to first and third with no outs but could not get anyone across. In the seventh, a Bulldog runner made it to third, but she was also stranded.

In the top of the eighth, the Bulldogs scored two on a Dorsett sacrifice bunt and a Kieli Ryan single, taking a 5-3 lead. In the bottom half, two NIU doubles and a Bulldog error contributed to three runs that gave the Huskies the 6-5 victory.

Katie Petran (5.1IP, 3R, 6H, BB, 3K) started in the circle for Butler, carried a no-hitter through four innings, but gave up three runs in the fifth. With one out in the sixth, Sydney Cammon (0-3) entered in relief. She took the loss, allowing three runs (one earned) on two hits with three strikeouts in 2.1 innings.

Bulldog Bits

Teagan O’Rilley’s home run was her first of the season and ninth of her career.

Paige Dorsett’s home run was her first of the season and tenth of her career.

O’Rilley led Butler with six RBI over the weekend.

Makenna Alexander, Hailey Conger, and Erin Clark each connected on their first collegiate base hits over the weekend.

Up Next

Butler will head to Atlanta, Georgia, for the Panther Invitational at Georgia State from February 16-18. The Bulldogs will face Belmont, South Dakota, and Georgia State over five total games.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

WBB GETS BACK ON WINNING TRACK WITH IMPRESSIVE WIN OVER JAMES MADISON

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Ball State women’s basketball team (21-3) wasted no time getting back on the winning track after displaying an impressive 72-57 victory over James Madison (17-8) on CBS Sports Network Sunday afternoon in Worthen Arena. It was the second game of the MAC-SBC challenge with Ball State winning both after defeating Troy on the road earlier in the season.

The Ball State “Crashers” had quite the game today for the Cardinals as Marie Kiefer led BSU inside the paint with 19 points which came of off 6-of-7 shooting from the field. Alex Richard put on a display for Ball State with 11 points and nine rebounds. The Cardinals had two more players reach double figure scoring as Madelyn Bischoff finished the game with 14 and Ana Barreto had 10.

After Ball State lost their first contest in over 14 games Wednesday you could tell that the Cardinals were ready to redeem themselves against the James Madison Dukes. Ball State came out of the gates strong in the opening quarter putting together a 10-2 run in the first five minutes of play. The Cardinals were unstoppable especially on offense shooting 80 percent (4-of-5) at the midway point. The term nothing-but-net came to mind when Ally Becki drained a 3-pointer to put BSU up 18-7 with 2:39 left in the quarter. JMU moved to a zone defense that caused BSU some frustration, but the Cardinals still found a way to score and would take a 27-11 advantage over the Duke’s to end the first quarter of play.

Although the scoring spree wasn’t as prevalent in the second period for the Cardinals, BSU was still able to hold its own regardless of what defense the Duke’s threw at them. The second quarter was a defensive battle with low scoring from both squads but of course Brady Sallee used his bench for some fresh legs and Barreto came through with back-to-back baskets to put the Cardinals up 38-19 just under the two-minute mark. Ball State was able to close out the first half with a 39-21 lead over James Madison at intermission.

After the break, James Madison looked as if it may be on the brink of a possible comeback, but Ball State quickly put an end to its momentum with some hard-fought baskets in the paint from Kiefer and Richard to go back up by 10 (45-25). All-in-all great defense and some great shot selections helped propel the Cardinals to take a 54-33 advantage over JMU into the final 10 minutes of competition.

The fourth quarter was heated after JMU went on a 10-2 run to make it a 10-point (56-46) ball game with 6:05 left in the contest. The Dukes intensified its defense which made some possessions challenging for BSU. But Ball State does what it does best and that’s score. The Cardinals put together an impressive 14-7 scoring spree in less than a minute span which was capped off by layup from Nyla Hampton. After that, Ball State never looked back and went on to win the ball game by 15.

The Ball State women’s basketball team returns to MAC action on the road at Ohio Saturday, Feb. 17 for a 1 pm ET tipoff at the Convocation Center.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S TENNIS

WOMEN’S TENNIS DEFEATS OAKLAND; KIRTAINE EARNS FIRST WIN AS CARDINALS’ HEAD COACH

MUNCIE, Ind. -The Ball State women’s tennis team earned a 5-2 sweep over Oakland Sunday afternoon at the Northwest YMCA to give first-year head coach Sachin Kirtaine his first victory at the helm of the Cardinals.

With the win, the Cardinals improve to 1-3 overall while Oakland drops to 1-2 on the season.

The Cardinals took the early 1-0 lead over Oakland after capturing the doubles point. The No. 3 doubles tandem of Isabelle Tanjuatco and Sarah Shahbaz cruised to a 6-0 take down over Alma and Aya Orenstain. After that, the top court was in a tiebreak where Annika Planinsek and Sydney Hrehor tallied a 7-6 (7-3) win to clinch the first point of the match. Although, play was suspended on court No. 2 the score was knotted at 6-6.

Ella Hazelbaker pushed the Cardinals lead to 2-0 after beating Oakland’s No. 6 player Aya Orenstain 6-1 in straight sets. Shortly after and almost simultaneously, Tanjuatco and Elena Malykh took down their respective opponents on courts five and two, respectively to seal match point for the Cardinals. Hrehor increased Ball State’s scored to 5-0 with her 7-5, 6-2 defeat over Hultqvist at the No. 4 position.

The Ball State women’s tennis team continues spring action at home Friday, Feb. 16 when it hosts Youngstown State at the Northwest YMCA. First serve is at 5 pm ET.

BALL STATE SOFTBALL

HOFFMAN’S FIVE RBIS HELP LIFT SOFTBALL PAST FORDHAM

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – – Powered by five RBIs from redshirt sophomore designated player Jessica Hoffman, the Ball State softball team picked up its first win of the 2024 season with a 10-8 victory over Fordham Sunday morning at the UNF Softball Complex.

Hoffman opened the game with a bang, depositing her first career hit over the fence in right center for a grand slam. The blast gave the Cardinals (1-4) an early 4-0 edge in the top of the first inning.

The Rams (2-3) would counter with four runs of their own in the bottom of the frame, while following a solo home run from redshirt junior McKayla Timmons in the top of the third with two runs in the bottom of the frame to take a lead.

Determined to give head coach Helen Peña her first collegiate win, the Cardinals put a five spot on the board in the top of the sixth to reclaim the lead and take control of the game.

The biggest moment in Ball State’s five-run sixth was a two-out, bases-loaded, two-run fielder’s choice from redshirt sophomore McKenna Mulholland to make the score 9-6. Hoffman followed an RBI single to right, giving the guests a four-run cushion.

Fordham would get two of the runs back on a home run in the bottom of the sixth, while bringing the tying run to the plate with one out in the seventh. However, senior pitcher Francys King was able to secure her first win of the season by forcing a 6-4-3 double play to end the game.

HIGHLIGHTS:

– With her grand slam in the first inning, Hoffman is one of only two active Cardinals with a grand slam. The other is Timmons who smashed her first career grand slam on April 6, 2022, at Northern Illinois.

– With her RBI single in the sixth, Wynn registered at least one hit in all five games opening weekend, the only Ball State player to do so.

– King picked up the win for Ball State after throwing the final 6.2 innings Sunday. She limited Fordham to six hits and four runs, three of which were earned, while striking out one.

– The Cardinals registered 10 hits for the second straight game, with seven players getting into the action. Three came off the bat of Timmons, while two came from Hoffman. Seven other players registered one hit.

SCORING SUMMARY (BSU 10 – Fordham 8):

– T1 | Hofmann’s first career hit is a big one, a grand slam to right center field  (4-0)

– B1 | Neleh Nogay leads off the inning with a double and eventually scores on a passed ball (4-1)

– B1 | Bailey Enoch drives in a run with a single to left field (4-2)

– B1 | Allie Clark is hit by a pitch with bases loaded (4-3)

– B1 | A sac fly from Devon Miller ties the score (4-4)

– T3 | Timmons opens the inning with a solo shot to right center (5-4)

– B3 | After reaching base on a double and moving to third on a single, Michaela Carter scored on a BSU error (5-5)

– B3 | Clark scored from third on a sac fly (5-6)

– T6 | After senior center fielder Remington Ross reaches second on an error, sophomore Ashlee Lovettbrings her home with an RBI single through the left side (6-6)

– T6 | Wynn follows with a single to center, bringing home Lovett to help BSU regain the lead (7-6)

– T6 | Cardinals score two runs on a bases loaded fielder’s choice from redshirt sophomore McKenna Mulholland (9-6)

– T6 | Hoffman collects her fifth RBI of the game with a single to right center (10-6)

– B6 | A two-run home run from Sydney Wells cuts the Ball State lead to two (10-8)

UP NEXT:

The Ball State softball returns to play next Friday (Feb. 16) with games versus Jacksonville State (10 a.m.) and Chattanooga (3 pm.) at the Chattanooga Challenge.

INDIANA STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

SAWYER NOTCHES FIRST DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN SUNDAY AFTERNOON SYCAMORE SETBACK

CHICAGO – Ella Sawyer registered the first double-double of her career Sunday afternoon, but UIC used a strong fourth quarter to defeat visiting Indiana State 68-53 inside Credit Union 1 Arena.

Sawyer scored 13 points, her most in a Sycamore uniform, and pulled down a career and game-high 12 rebounds. Bella Finnegan added 12 points for the Trees, while Kiley Bess had nine.

Indiana State took an early five-point lead following layups from Chelsea Cain and Lily Niebuhr, but a slow start to the second quarter saw the Sycamores fall behind. The Trees picked up the pace late in the quarter with 3-pointers from Bess and Finnegan, and put together a strong third quarter to even the score following a late three-ball from Finnegan. Indiana State’s offense went cold in the fourth, though, as UIC outscored the Sycamores 20-5 over the last 10 minutes to pull away late.

First Half

Bess and Glanton opened the scoring for the Sycamores with layups, and a three-ball from Savannah White pulled the Trees within 8-7 midway through the first quarter. Indiana State went on a 6-0 run late in the frame, with four of those points coming from Niebuhr, as the Trees took a 15-11 lead after the opening period.

UIC pulled in front thanks to a 15-4 run to begin the second quarter, with Indiana State’s only basket in that span being a jumper from Finnegan. The Sycamores worked their way back, though, as Bess and Finnegan connected on treys to pull the Trees within a pair at 28-26 inside the last two minutes. Keslyn Secrist converted on a pair of free throws just before the half, as the Sycamores went into the locker room down 31-28.

Second Half

Sawyer scored six of Indiana State’s first eight points to begin the third quarter, as the Sycamores kept things at a one-possession game early in the second half. UIC pushed its lead to six at 42-36 with just over four minutes remaining, but Bess answered back with a 3-pointer to halve the Sycamore deficit. White added four points inside the last two minutes, and Finnegan knocked down a 3-pointer just before the buzzer to even the score at 48-all heading into the fourth.

Indiana State took a two-point lead early in the fourth courtesy of a pull-up jumper from Sawyer, but a lengthy scoring drought for the Sycamores proved costly. The Trees had just one other bucket following the opening possession of the quarter, that coming on a layup from Sawyer, as UIC closed the game on a 20-3 run to claim a 68-53 win over the Sycamores.

News and Notes

Ella Sawyer’s double-double was the first of her collegiate career, while her 12 rebounds were also a career high. Sawyer also set a new ISU-high of 13 points Sunday.

Indiana State was plus-1 (34-33) in rebound margin, and converted 10 offensive rebounds into nine second chance points.

Indiana State shot 80 percent from the charity stripe Sunday (16-for-20), marking the fifth consecutive game that the Sycamores shot 80 percent or better from the line. The Sycamores are 74-for-87 (85.1 percent) on free throws during that stretch.

Lily Niebuhr played a season-high 21 minutes Sunday, finishing with four points, two rebounds and an assist.

Savannah White scored a career-high seven points Sunday, including knocking down her second 3-pointer of the season.

Foul trouble played a significant role Sunday, as five different Sycamores had at least three fouls. Indiana State was whistled for 24 fouls compared to just 15 for UIC.

Up Next

Indiana State begins a three-game homestand Thursday evening at 6 p.m. against Missouri State.

INDIANA SOFTBALL

INDIANA STATE SOFTBALL RECORDED THEIR FIRST WIN OF THE 2024 SEASON

HOUSTON, Texas – Indiana State Softball recorded their first win of the 2024 season in a run-rule 12-0 win over Colgate to close out the weekend in Houston.

The Sycamores wrapped up the opening weekend with a 1-4 record over the Houston Invite weekend and avenged an earlier defeat to the Raiders.

Kennedy Shade led ISU with three hits and five RBI as the Sycamores connected on a weekend-high 13 hits and scored runs in all five innings on Sunday afternoon. Danielle Henning and Ana Macha both added multi-hit games in the win, while Haley Webb added two RBIs.

Offensively, nine of the Sycamores recorded hits in the victory against Colgate’s Mia Edwards (0-1). Danielle Henning, Isabella Henning, Haley Webb, and Kennedy Shade all recorded doubles. Abi Chipps, Hannah Welch, Abby Robakowski, Kenzie Cornwell, and Ana Macha all connected on singles. Macha went 3-3 in stolen base attempts for Indiana State. 

ISU scored first on Shade’s three-run home run in the top of the first inning to stake the Sycamores to the early 3-0 lead. Abi Chipps added an RBI single in the second, before Indiana State took control of the game in the third and fourth innings.

Hannah Welch added an RBI single in the third inning to knock in Kennedy Shade and Haley Webb’s double drove in Welch and Cornwell. Danielle Henning and Kennedy Shade both recorded RBI doubles in the fourth inning to score two runs and a single by Abby Robakowski knocked in another run for Indiana State advancing the lead to 10-0.

The Sycamores scored the final two runs in the fifth with Isabella Henning and Shade driving in runs to provide the final margin.

Lauren Sackett (1-2) takes her first win of the season for the Sycamores allowing only one hit and zero runs scored over 4.0 innings of work. Cassi Newbanks took over in the final inning to close out the victory for Indiana State. Defensively, the Sycamores had zero errors in the field and held the Raiders to only four base runners throughout the game.

News & Notes

Haley Webb’s double was her first collegiate hit in the ISU win.

Up Next

The Sycamores will travel to Nashville, Tenn. to compete in the Roar City Invitational hosted by Tennessee State University on Feb 16-18. ISU will face Western Michigan, Tennessee State, UT Martin, and Saint Louis University.  

EVANSVILLE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

ACES WOMEN’S BASKETBALL PICKS UP FIRST MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE WIN AT VALPARAISO

VALPARAISO, Ind. – Using its experience in late-game situations, the University of Evansville women’s basketball team came away with a 71-68 win in Valparaiso against the Beacons.

The Purple Aces dominated in the paint on Sunday afternoon, a key factor in earning their first MVC win of the season. Freshman forward Nevaeh Thomas added another double-double to her resume leading UE with 23 points, coming one shy of her career high with 14 rebounds. Sophomore Kynidi Mason Striverson and forward Maggie Hartwig also had double-digit games.

Hartwig hit a three to start the game and set the tone for a fast-paced battle in Valparaiso. The Aces were able to use consistent offensive pressure to keep the lead for all but 30 seconds over the first 10 minutes. UE was helped by early fouls from the Beacons, going to the line on four separate occasions and making all but one shot. Evansville ended the quarter with two at the stripe from Thomas to hold a 14-10 lead going into the second quarter.

The Aces kept up their breakneck offense with a four-point run to take their largest lead of the game ahead by eight. Valpo responded quickly but an and-1 opportunity from Thomas put UE back ahead by seven. Thomas kept Evansville in the lead for the next minute and a half. But at the halfway point of the quarter, the Beacons had their first lead. It turned into a back-and-forth affair heading into the second half until the final minute. The Aces made back-to-back layups to end the first half with a three-point lead.

It was a slow start to the second half for UE as its first basket took over two minutes to make. Valparaiso took the lead back for the first half of the quarter as Evansville struggled to finish its shots. But a three-pointer from guard Julia Palomo spurred a seven-point run for the Aces to grab a five-point lead. The Beacons responded in kind, making it just a one-point lead. A trey from Tené Smith gave UE a four-point lead which they held onto until the final minute. Valpo ended the third on a six-point run putting Evansville back by two.

The Aces tied the game back up in the fourth at the line after both teams struggled to make shots in the first minute and a half. The Beacons hit a layup to take the lead back, but a successful three-point play for Hartwig gave UE a slim one-point lead. Guard Lexie Sinclair had an and-1 opportunity of her own right after, putting Evansville back up by four with 6:05 remaining.

It was back-and-forth free throw opportunities over the next two minutes as neither team made a field goal. Thomas broke the pattern with a layup to give the Aces another four-point lead. The game quickly went back to free throws as another field goal wasn’t made until the 1:47 mark. Valpo was able to tie the game up with back-to-back free throw opportunities, making all four. But UE was able to close out the game with second-chance layups from Hartwig and Thomas. Sinclair sealed the win for Evansville with a steal in the final 10 seconds while making one of two free throws after drawing a foul on the steal for the 71-68 final score.

Thomas led the Aces on both sides of the ball with 23 points, 14 rebounds, and a career-high 3 blocks. Mason Striverson added 16 points and five assists while Hartwig had 10 points along with nine rebounds.  Guard Madlena Gerke also added a season-high three steals against in UE’s win against the Beacons.

Evansville returns home to Meeks Family Fieldhouse for two games next week. The Aces will first welcome Southern Illinois to town on Thursday, Feb. 15. Tip-off against the Salukis is set for 6 p.m.

SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S TENNIS

EAGLES DROP SUNDAY BATTLE AGAINST BILLIKENS

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Tennis (1-3) had a tough outing against Saint Louis University (1-1) in the Screaming Eagles’ lone match of the week Sunday afternoon at the Evansville Tennis Center.

Doubles: USI lost all three doubles decisions with senior Dylan Brown (Evansville, Indiana)/junior Quinten Gillespie (Whiteland, Indiana) combination putting up a fight despite the 6-3 loss.

Singles: Only three singles matches were completed with freshman Eytan Michaeli (Beer Sheva, Israel) falling 6-4, 6-3 at number one, sophomore Mathys Bove (Lyon, France) dropping 6-3, 6-3 in flight two, and sophomore Axel Sabourin (Marseille, France) forcing a tiebreaking round but ultimately losing 6-3, 6-7, 4-6 in the three spot.

NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:

The Eagles return to the Evansville Tennis Center on Saturday against Austin Peay State University for the only match of the week.

SOUTHERN INDIANA WOMEN’S TENNIS

USI’S EARLY MOMENTUM COMES UP SHORT AGAINST SLU

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Tennis (1-4) struggled against Saint Louis University (2-0), falling to the Billikens, 4-1, at the Evansville Tennis Center Sunday afternoon.

Doubles: The Screaming Eagles found some success in doubles play with the freshmen combination of Sofia Davidoff (Lagny-sur-Marne, France)/Antonia Ferrarini (Caxias do Sul, Brazil) earning a 6-3 victory at number two. This is the third match the duo has partnered together and the first win of the season.

Singles: Senior Lauren Rowe (Terre Haute, Indiana) picked up USI’s lone singles win. At number two, Rowe took down her opponent in tiebreaking fashion (6-1, 3-6, 7-5). This marks her second dual singles win of the season.

NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:

The Eagles continue the season-long homestand Saturday against Austin Peay State University at the Evansville Tennis Center. The Governors hold a 2-0 series lead against USI and the two sides have not faced each other since 2014.

VALPO MEN’S BASKETBALL

MEN’S BASKETBALL SET FOR VALENTINE’S DAY DATE WITH UNI

UNI (13-12, 7-7 MVC)

at Valparaiso (6-19, 2-12 MVC)

Game No. 26 – Wednesday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. CT

Athletics-Recreation Center (5,000) – Valparaiso, Ind.

Next Up in Valpo Basketball: It’s Valentine’s Day at the Athletics-Recreation Center as the Valparaiso University men’s basketball team hosts the second of back-to-back home contests with UNI in town for a 7 p.m. tip. The Beacons will play consecutive home games for the first time since the start of Missouri Valley Conference action and will have a midweek home date for the first time since Jan. 10 after four consecutive road Wednesdays.

Last Time Out: Belmont was red hot out of the gate, blitzing out to a 20-2 advantage by the time the game was six minutes old on Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center. The two teams played even at 76 all for the remaining 34 minutes, but the fast start for the guests was too much for Valpo to overcome. The Beacons trailed 54-27 at halftime and were down by as many as 30, but eventually cut the gap to as few as 12 in the second half. Four Valpo starters tallied double figures – Cooper Schweiger (16), Darius DeAveiro (14), Jaxon Edwards (13) and Isaiah Stafford (12).  

Following the Beacons: Streaming – ESPN+ – Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Jamie Stangel (analyst)

Radio – 95.1 FM, WVUR, ValpoAthletics.com, TuneIn Radio App – 

Twitter updates – @ValpoBasketball

Links for video, audio and live stats will be available at ValpoAthletics.com.

Head Coach Roger Powell Jr.: Roger Powell Jr. (6-19) is in his first season as the head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program. After helping guide Gonzaga to a 121-13 record during his four seasons as an assistant coach, Powell returned to Valpo, where he was part of head coach Bryce Drew’s staff from 2011-2016 and led the team to 124 wins in five seasons, including a program-record 30 victories and a National Invitation Tournament (NIT) title game appearance in 2015-16. He was part of head coach Mark Few’s Gonzaga staff as the Bulldogs reached the 2021 national championship game after winning their first 31 games of the season. During Powell’s first season on staff in 2019-20, Gonzaga was 31-2 at the time the NCAA college basketball season was halted due to COVID-19. The Bulldogs reached the Sweet Sixteen in each of his final three seasons on staff, including two Elite Eight appearances and the aforementioned trip to the 2021 national title game. Prior to his arrival at Gonzaga, Powell served as the associate head coach at Vanderbilt University under Bryce Drew from 2016-2019. During his stint as an assistant at Valpo, he was part of four Horizon League regular-season championships in a five-year period while also leading the 2012-13 and 2014-15 squads to Horizon League tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances. A product of Joliet West High School and a native of Joliet, Ill., Powell capped a prolific collegiate playing career at Illinois with a national title game appearance in 2005 before going on to a successful professional playing career.

Series Notes: This marks the first of two matchups between these two teams this season as the squads will lock horns twice over the next five games. Valpo is 5-31 all-time against the Panthers, who have won nine of the 12 meetings since the Brown & Gold gained MVC affiliation. UNI swept the two clashes a year ago, beating the Beacons 69-67 at the buzzer on Jan. 4 at the ARC and 77-66 on Jan. 25 in the great state of Iowa. 

Scouting the Panthers

Picked to finish second in the MVC preseason poll. They have not quite lived up to those expectations, but are still in the mix to claim a top-four seed and first-round bye at Arch Madness.

Led in scoring by Nate Heise and Bowen Born.

Under the direction of longtime head coach Ben Jacobson.

Coming off a 71-65 loss on Sunday at UIC. Beat Missouri State 72-65 in their most recent home game.

VALPO WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BEACONS DROP BATTLE AGAINST EVANSVILLE SUNDAY

The Valpo women’s basketball team came up just short in a tight contest against Evansville Sunday at the ARC, as a second-chance basket inside the final 15 seconds proved critical in the Purple Aces coming away with a 71-68 win.

How It Happened

Valpo never led in the first quarter, with Evansville holding a 14-10 lead at the end of the opening period.

The Purple Aces’ lead reached as many as eight points early in the second quarter.

Trailing by seven a couple minutes into the second period, the Beacons put together a 10-2 run — including five points from fifth-year Olivia Brown (East Grand Rapids, Mich./East Grand Rapids [St. Bonaventure]) — to take their first lead at 24-23 with 5:43 to play in the half.

The advantage flipped back and forth for the remainder of the half, with the Purple Aces taking a 34-31 lead into halftime.

Valpo scored the first five points of the second half to take the lead, an edge which reached 40-36 with 6:12 to play in the third quarter when Saniya Jackson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) hit Nevaeh Jackson (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) for a fast-break layup.

UE responded by scoring on five straight possessions for an 11-2 run which returned the advantage to the Purple Aces.

Evansville still led by four with less than a minute to play in the third quarter before Saniya Jackson converted a 3-point play and Brown hit a 3-pointer to give Valpo the 54-52 lead with 10 minutes remaining.

Six straight points for the Purple Aces gave them a 60-56 edge with six minutes to play, and for the next three-plus minutes, it was a matter of the Evansville lead flipping between two and four points depending which team had the ball.

Missed free throws by the Purple Aces gave Valpo a chance to tie things up, and senior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH) did so from the foul line with 2:04 to play.

Evansville retook the lead with a putback basket on its next possession, answered by Brown with a driving layup for the Beacons with 1:16 to play to tie the score at 68-68.

Freshman Layla Gold (Indianapolis, Ind./Cathedral) came up with a big blocked shot on the defensive end to give Valpo the chance to take the lead, but the Beacons were unable to convert.

With each team set for potentially one more possession and the clock at 20 seconds, Valpo forced the missed shot it needed, but the scramble for the rebound saw Evansville’s Nevaeh Thomas come out with it and lay it back up and in with 13 seconds remaining.

The Beacons turned the ball over on the ensuing inbounds play and were forced to foul. The Purple Aces split the pair of free throws, giving Valpo one more chance with the deficit at three points, but the Beacons’ potential game-tying 3-point attempt in the final seconds was off the mark.

Inside the Game

Brown paced Valpo on Sunday with 19 points, her second-highest scoring output of the season. It marks the fourth time this year she has led the Beacons in scoring.

The majority of Brown’s damage came from deep, as she went 4-for-6 from 3-point range — the fourth time this season she has hit four triples.

Earnest registered her fifth double-double of the year, posting 17 points and a team-best 12 rebounds.

Over half of Earnest’s points came at the foul line, where she was a perfect 9-for-9. It was the best individual performance at the charity stripe by a Valpo player since Shay Frederick went 14-for-14 at Indiana State Feb. 20, 2022.

Earnest jumped two spots on Valpo’s career rebounding chart on Sunday, as her 12 caroms pushed her career total to 576 — 14th-best in program history.

Saniya Jackson rounded out the trio of Valpo players in double figures with 16 points — tying her season best — on 6-of-10 shooting.

Nevaeh Jackson just missed making it four Beacons in double figures, as she scored nine points and dished out a team-best four assists.

Gold set season highs across the board with seven rebounds, six blocked shots and four steals.

Gold’s six rejections are tied for fourth-most in a single game in program history. Only one player all-time at Valpo has blocked more than six shots in a game.

Gold is one of just six D-I players this season to post at least six blocks and four steals in a single game, and is the only freshman among that group. She is the first Valpo and the first MVC player to reach both those marks in one contest since Caitlin Morrison did so against Chicago State Dec. 28, 2019.

Gold has blocked 10 shots combined over Valpo’s last two games.

Valpo shot just 36.5% from the field Sunday, compared to a 43.9% clip for the Purple Aces. The Beacons did go 16-for-17 from the foul line, a season-best 94.1% from the charity stripe.

Led by Earnest and Gold, Valpo out-rebounded Evansville by a 37-35 final margin.

The Beacons tallied 10 team steals, the 10th time this season they have been in double figures in that category. But despite the numbers in the turnovers department being nearly equal — 15 by Evansville, 16 by Valpo — the Purple Aces held an 18-7 edge in points off turnovers.

UINDY WOMEN’S TENNIS

SINGLES DOMINANCE PROPELS #12 WOMEN’S TENNIS TO WIN OVER #8 WAYNE STATE

INDIANAPOLIS – After suffering a nail-biting loss to the Washburn Ichabods, the No. 12-ranked UIndy women’s tennis team was excellent in singles action, capturing victories at four out of the six singles points to win 4-2 against the No. 8 Wayne State Warriors.

INS & OUTS

The Warriors came out hot in doubles, taking wins at No 1 and No. 2 to earn the point. That deficit did not waver the confidence of the Hounds, the bottom of the lineup was dominant. First it was Valentine Colin, who playing at No. 6 went lights out on her opponent, sweeping it 6-0, 6-0.

Following suit was No. 25 Ana Hollweg, who, in mimicking Colin, went 6-2, 6-2, giving the Hounds the lead. The newcomers kept the foot on the gas, as No. 7 Tyffaine Pais downed Marta Komar, also in identical 6-4 sets.

Wayne State fought back though, securing a win at No. 1, only moments before Maissane Aik shut the door on the match with a 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 victory.

UP NEXT

After a tough non-conference schedule to start the season, the Hounds will be on the road this coming Wednesday. The Hounds will travel to the North Side of Naptown to battle with the Bulldogs of Butler University on Feb. 14 in a Valentines Day matchup. Action is set to begin at 5 p.m.

UINDY MEN’S TENNIS

#7 GREYHOUNDS DISMANTLE #8 WARRIORS

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 7-ranked University of Indianapolis men’s tennis team proved their rankings correct, dominating the visiting No. 8 Wayne State Warriors by a score of 4-1 early on Saturday. The Hounds extend their unbeaten streak to 4-0, beating three-straight ranked squads.

INS & OUTS

Doubles carried a similar theme over from the Washburn match with Tom Zeuch and Matthieu Derache upsetting yet another highly ranked doubles squad. The new top pair for the Hounds downed No. 5 Cedric Drenth and Daniel Grey of the Warriors 6-3 to continue their hot streak.

Pedro Franca and David Simeonov were the other Hounds doubles pairings to claim victory, winning 6-1.

Zeuch, fresh off setting the table in doubles, did so once again, capturing the win in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. The Warriors, refusing a sweep, snagged a win at No. 2 singles before the No. 25-ranked Derache captured a 6-4, 6-4 win at No. 4.

Louis Picaud played the clincher, rattling off a quality second set to ice the match with a 6-4, 6-3 win.

UP NEXT

The Hounds will hope to bring their hot streak into the ITA DII National Team Indoors. The yearly mid-season team tournament is set to take place starting on Feb. 16 in the UIndy Tennis Center, with the Hounds set to face Columbus State in a rematch of the National Semifinals on the first day of competition.

UINDY SOFTBALL

SOFTBALL SPLITS SECOND DOUBLEHEADER AGAINST MERCYHURST

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 11 UIndy softball team went 1-1 against Mercyhurst in the second day of double-headers on Sunday. The contest took place at Beech Grove High School. The Greyhounds finish their opening weekend 3-1.

GAME 1 | 11UIndy 8, Mercyhurst 0 (6 innings)

The Hounds added some tallies to the board in the first inning. A single by Lexy Rees and a double by Braxton Downs allowed their teammate on base to advance to home plate, ending the first inning with a score of 2-0.

Similarly in the third, Shelby Cook and Megan Nichols hit singles that helped the runners on base to make it home. This added another two runs for UIndy entering the fifth leading the Lakers by five.

Emily O’Connor hit the ball out the park in the fifth, her first home run of the season. Braxton Downs was on base after a single of her own, tallying two more runs for the Greyhounds. The Hounds closed out the game with a go-ahead run off a walk and a sacrifice fly hit by Sydnee Perry.

Kenzee Smith was the sole player to enter the circle for UIndy. Smith finished with four strikeouts and only allowed one hit for Mercyhurst.  The senior also did not allow a single walk the entire game.

GAME 2 | 11UIndy 2, Mercyhurst 4

Mercyhurst came into the final game of the series ready to fight for the win. The game remained scoreless until the top of the first inning. The Lakers struck first with a single-run homer by Marisa Cartellone.

Mercyhurst struck again in the top of the seventh with two singles that brought a teammate home. The Greyhounds entered the bottom of the seventh down 4-0. After Domonique Proctor hit a single, Perry entered the batter’s box. Perry sent the ball over the fence adding two runs for the board the Greyhounds.

Jayden Casebolt was the starting pitcher for the Greyhounds. Although Casebolt gave up seven hits while she was inside the circle, the junior struck out six Lakers.

UP NEXT

The Hounds visit Nashville next weekend to compete in the Music City Invitational. Hosted by Trevecca Nazarene, the tournament will take place on Friday Deb. 16, and go through Feb. 17. UIndy faces Thomas More first at 3 p.m. on Friday.

UINDY MEN’S LAX

LAM HAT TRICK NOT ENOUGH AT TOP-RANKED LENOIR-RHYNE

HICKORY, N.C. – The No. 9 UIndy men’s lacrosse team dropped its first game of the season on Sunday with a 14-7 loss at top-ranked Lenoir-Rhyne.

Nathan Lam recorded a hat trick, the first of his career, while also recording two ground balls.

INS & OUTS

The Greyhounds snagged an early 2-0 advantage out of the gate with a pair of goals from Owain Braddock in the opening minutes. The defending national champions formulated quite the response, however, scoring each of the next 10 goals to pull away.

UIndy netted three straight scores in the third quarter, as Dylan Braddock and Justin Williams sandwiching Lam’s first goal of the afternoon to cut the deficit to five.

Lam was the only Greyhound to score the rest of the contest, capping the hat trick with a goal at the 1:03 mark of the fourth frame.

INSIDE THE BOX

-UIndy netminder KC Carlson finished with 11 saves between the pipes.

– Trevor Lockwood and Adam Wong caused two turnovers apiece.

– Six Greyhounds scooped up three ground balls, including Nick Randgaard, who also dished out a pair of assists.

– Despite being held off the scoring column, Triston Schaffer tallied a game-high three assists.

– Caleb Parker secured nine faceoff wins to extend his all-time lead in the program record book.

UP NEXT

UIndy will face No. 17 Mercyhurst next Saturday at 12 p.m. in the home opener from Key Stadium. The Lakers hold the edge in the all-time series, 4-3.

MARIAN BASEBALL

GAME TWO NO-HITTER HIGHLIGHTS MARIAN BASEBALL’S SEASON OPENING SPLIT AGAINST IUPUC

INDIANAPOLIS – After a shift in the schedule allowed the Knights to open their 2024 season in Indianapolis, the Marian baseball team split their season opening twin bill against IUPUC, taking on the Lions at Bishop Chatard High School. Marian is 1-1 to start the season, winning the second game on the day thanks to Seth Hogg and Jayson Cottrell’s combined no-hitter.

GAME 1 | Marian 6-13 IUPUC

Marian got a lift from starter Chris Adams through the first three innings of play, as the leader of the pitching staff tossed consecutive scoreless frames to start the day, including three consecutive strikeouts in the second inning. Adams would yield a run in the third inning of the game, but were able to draw the score in the bottom half as Rylan Huntley scored the team’s first run of the season.

Adams would pitch into the fifth inning after allowing two runs in the fourth, as a pair of RBI groundouts brought in two runs. Adams pitched to one batter in the fifth frame of the seven inning game, but saw the Lions score inflate after exiting as reliever Justin Johnson managed just one out, allowing a grand slam in his short appearance. Relievers Garrett West and Mitch Porter would allow five additional runners to cross the plate in the sixth inning, and in the seventh inning Aidan Bishop allowed a run, giving the Lions their total of 13 for the game.

Marian would scratch out offense in the fifth inning as base hits from Rylan Huntley and Dawson Estep helping attempt a comeback effort, with Marian scoring five runs overall in the frame. Marian would get a runner on in the sixth, but were unable to continue their run production, and were retired in order in the seventh to end the game in the 13-6 loss.

Adams would be charged the loss in the season opening game, picking up five punchouts in four-plus innings. Dawson Estep led the offense at the plate with two hits, and Rylan Huntley scored two runs.

GAME 2 | Marian 12-0 IUPUC | 7 Innings

In the nine-inning contest, Marian wasted no time jumping on the board as freshman pitcher Seth Hogg struckout the first of nine batters in his collegiate pitching debut, setting up the offense in the home half. Caden Mason pounced on a 2-1 pitch and delivered a lead-off home run, and three batters later after base hits by Jacob Dill, Rylan Huntley, and an RBI single from Bryce Davenport, Parker Watts uncorked a three-run home run, helping Marian to a 5-0 start in the first inning.

Hogg would continue to deal on the mound after his strong start in the first, getting back to back scoreless frames, and in the fourth inning worked around a walk to keep his hitless start going. The first collegiate homerun for Pierson Barnes in the bottom of the fourth inning tacked another run to the Marian’s total, and after a pair of strikeouts from Hogg in both the fifth and sixth innings, the offense set out to finish the game.

Mason and Dill each drove in runs in the sixth, as three runs in total crossed the plate. Kameron Salazar scored on the hit by Mason, while an error on Dill’s sacrifice fly scored both Dawson Estep and Mason, making the total 9-0. Jayson Cottrell would come on in relief in the top of the seventh and pitched a hitless frame, while in the home half Estep hammered a walk-off three-run bomb, with his first yard call of the season giving Marian the run-rule 12-0 victory.

With Cottrell’s hitless frame in the seventh, both he and Hogg combined to throw a no-hitter, allowing three total runners to reach base in the game. Hogg tossed six scoreless frames with nine strikeouts and two walks in his first career pitching appearance.

At the plate, Dawson Estep led the team with a 3-4 day, tacking on three RBI with his walk-off homer. Watts’ and Barnes’ each collected their first home runs as Marian baseball players, and Mason added to the home run fest with two hits including his solo shot to lead off the game.

MARIAN WRESTLING

MARIAN WRESTLING FINISHES SECOND IN WHAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

INDIANAPOLIS – Hosting the WHAC Championships for the first time in program history, the Marian wrestling team placed second overall in the tournament, earning the runner-up spot behind Indiana Tech who was crowned champion. Marian had four members of the team earn WHAC All-Conference honors, while Logan Wagner was named the WHAC Wrestler of the Year.

133

Anthony Hughes had Marian’s top finish at 133, finishing fourth in the tournament. Hughes won his first match of the day by fall over Seth Justin, but fell in the semifinals to eventual champion Randy Frailey by decision. Hughes would earn a tech fall win to advance to the third place match as he defeated Rochester’s Dallas Stanton, but in the third place match suffered a 4-3 loss by decision to Devan Johnson of Cornerstone. Hughes scored 12 points to Marian’s team score.

Braden Haines went 0-2 in his WHAC Championship debut, falling by tech fall and sudden victory to end with his 0-2 record.

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Logan Wagner had one of the most successful days for the Knights, starting his day with a commanding win by fall in 53 seconds over Chase Packard. In the semifinals, Wagner would win by fall over Dylan Coleman, setting up a match with Conner Kimbrough of Indiana Tech for the championship. In the title match, Wagner came out on top, as the second-ranked wrestler in the NAIA scored a 14-8 win by decision to repeat as champion at 141, ending his day with a perfect 3-0 record.

Wagner would be named to the WHAC All-Conference Team at the end of the match, and was also declared the WHAC Wrestler of the Year following the competition. Wagner will represent the Knights at the 2024 NAIA National Championships.

149

Marian had their most success in the 149 weight class, as Aundre Beatty and Seth Johnson would score 37 points to the team total with the pair of seniors meeting in the championship match. Beatty won by fall in each of his first two rounds, and then landed a 2-1 win by decision in the semifinals over Indiana Tech’s Mike Loney to reach the championship. For Johnson, his path started with a bye, and then back to back wins by fall to take his trip to the championship. The two teammates battled for the league’s only bid to the NAIA Championships, with Beatty coming out on top by a 15-3 major decision to earn his first career All-WHAC First Team honor. Johnson would be named to the All-WHAC Second Team, and was also recognized as Marian’s Champion of Character winner in addition to being named on the WHAC Academic Team.

165

Elliott Rodgers aimed for a four-peat in the WHAC 165 weight class, and got off to a strong start in the small field, as he won by decision over Derrick Coleman in a final score of 4-0. Rodgers semifinal win pushed him to the championship match, where his crown as champion of the weight class fell, losing to Indiana Tech’s Jonathan Kervin by a 17-6 major decision, ending with second place. Rodgers was named to the All-WHAC Second Team.

Jeff Dunasky Jr. would finish fourth wrestling in the 165 weight class, going 2-2 overall on the day. Dunasky won his first match by major decision and a 14-4 final score, but a semifinal loss to the champion Kervin of 12-4 major decision knocked him to the consolation round. Dunasky made his way to the third place match with a win by decision, but an 8-5 loss in the final match to Derick Coleman settled the sophomore into fourth place.

174

Noah Hollendonner suffered the same fate as Rodgers, placing as the runner-up in the 174 weight class. Hollendonner’s journey began with a win by major decision against Niko Christo of Lourdes, and a tie-breaker of 6-2 against Landon Buchanan of Indiana Tech in the semifinal rocketed the Knight to the championship. Hollendonner’s title match would go to sudden victory, but not in the favor of the Marian wrestler as Sam York won the championship with his 4-1 win. Hollendonner would be named to the WHAC All-Conference Second Team.

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Will Stewart headlined Marian’s efforts in the weight class, placing third overall. Stewart won his quarterfinal match 4-2, but in the semifinals lost to eventual champion Will Speight of Lourdes by a 20-7 major decision. The senior would rebound in the consolation bracket with an injury default win, and in the third place match he landed a 6-4 decision victory against Mike Durham of Indiana Tech, placing third overall in the weight class.

Liam Begley went 0-2 in his first WHAC Championship experience, losing his first match by decision and his second by fall.

285

Excel Brooks placed third overall to headline Marian’s 285 weight class, winning by major decision to begin the day before a loss to the eventual champion Braydon Erb sent him to the consolation round. Brooks won twice in the consolations placing third overall, winning by major decision and advancing by forfeit in the third place match over teammate Andrew Just. Brooks would wrestler for the true second place, but in the final match of the tournament, he was defeated by Rochester’s Jackson Schenk 10-2.

Andrew Just placed fourth in his first taste of the WHAC Tournament, winning by decision to begin the day before a loss to the runner-up Schenk sent him to the consolations. Just would win by fall over Jaylen Culver of Siena Heights, and finished fourth after bowing out of the third place match.

After the championships, Jared Brown, Dylan McKelvey, Zach Wilson, and Jeff Dunasky joined Seth Johnson as members on the WHAC Academic All-Conference Team.

Beatty, Hollendonner, Rodgers, and Wagner all officially stamped their ticket to the 2024 NAIA National Championships, which begin on February 29 in Kansas. Marian will have an opportunity to earn up to four more bids to nationals following the remainder of the conference championships next weekend. The full field will be announced by the NAIA in the coming weeks.

SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS

INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/

EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/

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

FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/

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

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/

IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/

PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/

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

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

ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/

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

https://www.foxsports.com/nba/standings

NHL STANDINGS

https://www.foxsports.com/nhl/standings

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

https://www.cbssports.com/college-basketball/standings/

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

https://www.ncaa.com/standings/basketball-women/d1

FOOTBALL HISTORY

Football History Headlines

February 12, 1937 – Cleveland/Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams franchise is officially approved to join the NFL. According to an article on the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website the Rams franchise began its football life in Cleveland in 1937. They had a rough first 6 seasons as they never quite made it to the .500 mark and then they abruptly disbanded for a year in 1943 because of the World War II manpower shortages. In 1946 after businessman Dan Reeves purchased the franchise the Cleveland Rams had 15-14 victory over the Washington Redskins in the NFL championship game and the guidance of a sensational rookie quarterback from UCLA, Bob Waterfield, who was the league’s Player of the Year. Just days after the Big win Reeves announced that he was moving the team to Los Angeles,California. In 1972, the Baltimore Colts’ Carroll Rosenbloom traded franchises with Bob Irsay and took control of the Rams. Then in 1995, the Rams moved to St. Louis where they played in the Edward Jones Dome. Two years later, in 1999, the Rams were transformed into Super Bowl champions. Guided by quarterback Kurt Warner and running back Marshall Faulk, the team beat Tennessee 23-16 in a thrilling Super Bowl XXXIV.  In 2016, the Rams moved to Los Angeles where they play in the Los Angeles Coliseum.

February 12, 1998 – Dallas Cowboys signed Chan Gailey as their 4th head coach. In an odd twist of fate Gaily was released by Dallas after only two seasons. Chan’s Cowboys team won the NFC East in 1998, and made the playoffs under his two years at the helm, although they did fail to win  even a single playoff game. Chan Gailey is the only Cowboys coach to have never missed the playoffs when with the franchise.

February 12, 2006 – Aloha Stadium, Honolulu – At the NFL Pro Bowl the NFC squad outlasted the AFC, 23-17. The game’s MVP was Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker Derrick Brooks.

February 12, 2013 – At a ceremony in Philadelphia, the NFL pays tribute to the life of the late Steve Sabol and his many contributions to the league. An NFL.com article informs us that Steve Sabol won over 40 Emmy awards and oversaw 107 Emmys for NFL Films. He was the Sporting News’ 2002 “Sports Executive of the Year.” He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003.

Hall of Fame Birthdays for February 12

February 12, 1963 – Santa Clara, California – The tough tight end of the 49ers from Santa Clara University, Brent Jones was born.

February 12, 1964 – San Antonio, Texas – Scott Thomas the great Air Force Academy defensive back arrived into life. The NFF bio of Thomas states that he was a consensus All-America honors his senior year of 1985. In that amazing season of ‘85 Scott returned a punt, kickoff and interception for a touchdown. Scott finished his excellent collegiate career with 221 career tackles with four tackles for loss, 10 passes picked and 22 pass breakups while averaging 28.8 yards per kickoff return. Scott Thomas received the great honor of being selected for inclusion into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2012.

February 12, 1971 – York, Pennsylvania – The stud tackle of the Washington Huskies, Lincoln Kennedy was born. The footballfoundation.org says that Kennedy led the Washington Huskies to a perfect 12-0 national championship season in 1991 with his outstanding blocking. Lincoln was a unanimous First Team All-American in 1992, and he aided Washington into bowl games all four seasons of his career, including three consecutive Rose Bowls. Amazingly Lincoln allowed only two sacks in his four-year career! The National Football Foundation selected Lincoln Kennedy for entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015. After school Kennedy was the ninth overall selection by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1993 NFL Draft, and he spent two seasons in Atlanta and nine seasons with the Oakland Raiders.  After he retired he has served as an analyst on the NFL Network and on Fox Sports Radio.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1878      After designing the device last season to protect his team’s promising but skittish catcher, James Tyng, Fredrick Thayer receives a patent for his innovative invention, the catcher’s mask. The Harvard captain, who will never play in a major league game, designed an oblong wireframe modeled after a fencing mask with eye holes that supports a series of strategically placed pads made from animal skins.

1924      The National League announces the circuit will join the AL in awarding a thousand dollars to the player selected by writers as the league’s Most Valuable Player. Dazzy Vance, who posts a 28-6 record and an ERA of 2.16 for the Dodgers, easily outpoints Rogers Hornsby to become the Senior Circuit’s first MVP.

1930      After leading his A’s to a world championship, Connie Mack becomes the first Philadelphian sports figure to receive the prestigious Edward W. Bok Prize. The honor, now known as the Philadelphia Award, recognizes distinguished Philadelphians for their achievements in education, industry, law, politics, science, medicine, philosophy, and the creative arts.

1942      The White Sox and Cubs issue a 150-word joint statement that eliminates the Northside team’s possibility of renting Comiskey Park as a venue for National League night games next season. The Chicago rivals agree it is in the city’s best interest to retain the north-south boundary that demarcates the fans’ loyalty to the two Windy City clubs.

1942      Former Texarkana outfielder Gordon Houston is the first professional ballplayer killed in WW II. The 25-year-old minor league batting champion, who became a full-time fighter pilot following the Pearl Harbor attack, dies when his Republic P-43 Lancer crashes at Washington’s McChord Field after leading a sortie along the West Coast, looking for Japanese submarines.

1944      Bob Coleman, who filled in for Casey Stengel last season when the Boston skipper suffered a broken leg after being hit by a taxi cab trying to cross a street, is named to replace the ‘Old Perfessor’ as the manager of the Braves. The 54-year-old, considered one of the best managers in minor league history, can not work his magic, finishing sixth followed by a slow start in 1945, the team fires former big-league catcher.

1980      The American League thwarts Marv Davis’ plan to buy the A’s from Charlie Finley when the circuit offers to buy out the Oakland Coliseum lease. The billionaire businessman, who will also make failed bids for the NFL’s Cowboys and Broncos, had hoped to move the franchise from the City by the Bay to Denver.

1981      Arbitrator Raymond Goetz officially declares Carlton Fisk a free agent, citing the Boston Red Sox had violated the CBA by not mailing the catcher’s contract by the December 20th deadline as specified in the agreement. Next month, the 33-year-old future Hall of Fame backstop will sign a $3.5 million deal to catch for the White Sox this upcoming season.

2002      Major League Baseball will own a team after acquiring the Expos from Jeffrey Loria for the first time in history. The former Montreal owner sells the Expos for $120 million, then buys the Florida Marlins for $158.5 million with a loan from major league baseball to cover the shortfall.

2002      Many personnel changes occur with the unanimous approval of the Florida Marlins’ sale to Jeffrey Loria, the former owner of the Montreal Expos, and the MLB’s acquisition of the Montreal franchise. The Expos name Frank Robinson as the manager, Tony Tavares as president, and Omar Minaya as GM, while south of the border, former Expo skipper Jeff Torborg becomes the Marlins’ pilot, with Larry Beinfest as the GM, and David Samson taking over the duties of team president.

2003      Federal Judge James Holderman gives the Cubs and the owners of rooftop bleachers, which provide fans a view of Wrigley Field, a year to settle their dispute. The team believes the seating provided above the field via rooftops directly competes with the club for ticket sales revenue, with the surrounding neighbors, who, in turn, have not been sympathetic to the team’s expansion plans.

2007      The Major League Baseball Players Association asks the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider its 2-1 decision, allowing the names of more than 100 players who tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs to be made available to authorities investigating the use of steroids in baseball. MLB collected the 1993 urine samples to gauge the prevalence of steroid use, with players and owners agreeing the results would be confidential.

2007      An agreement is reached after a year of negotiations on the sale of the Braves from Time Warner to Liberty Media. Seventy percent of the owners must approve the deal, which includes the retention of general manager John Schuerholz and manager Bobby Cox.

2008      To add experience to a young rotation, the Twins sign Livan Hernandez (11-11, 4.93) to a $5 million, one-year deal with an additional $2 million in performance bonuses. The 32-year-old Cuban right-hander will also add innings necessitated by the departures of starters Johan Santana and Carlos Silva.

2009      “While Alex deserves credit for publicly confronting the issue, there is no valid excuse for using such substances, and those who use them have shamed the game.” – COMMISSIONER BUD SELIG, commenting on Alex Rodriguez’s admission of using PEDs. Three days after Alex Rodriguez apologizes for using steroids, commissioner Bud Selig chastises the Yankee superstar and all the other players using such substances for bringing shame to the game. The third baseman’s apology followed an SI.com report that he was one of 104 players who tested positive in tests taken in 2003 to determine the extent of steroid use in the national pastime.

2009      Ervin Santana avoids arbitration, agreeing to a deal with the Angels, which could be worth $42 million over the next five years. The 26-year-old right-hander, who posted a 16-7 record with a 3.49 ERA for the AL West Champions last season, is the youngest active hurler with 50 career victories (51-37).

2009      Dan Uggla (.260, 32, 92), eligible for arbitration for the first time, is awarded $5.35 million by the process. The All-Star second baseman, who has averaged 30 home runs and 90 RBIs in his first three seasons in the majors, rejected the Marlins’ offer of $4.4 million.

2009      Bluefish catcher John Nathans sues Jose Offerman, a former major league All-Star with the Red Sox and Dodgers, for the infielder’s 2007 bat-wielding attack at a minor league game played at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The backstop is seeking $4.8 million in damages against the Long Island Ducks player, claiming the 2007 incident left him with career-ending injuries, including inner ear damage, vertigo, headaches, and post-concussion syndrome.

2010      Corey Hart (.260, 12, 48) is awarded a raise from $3.25 million to $4.8 million in the Brewers’ first salary arbitration hearing in a dozen years. In the first case to use the process this year, a panel of arbitrators rejected Milwaukee’s offer of $4.15 million to their 27-year-old right-fielder, an All-Star in 2008.

2010      Tim Lincecum, the two-time reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, reaches a preliminary agreement on a $23 million, two-year deal with the Giants before starting a scheduled arbitration hearing. The 25-year-old right-hander has compiled a 40-17 record along with an ERA of 2.90 ERA during his first three big-league seasons, and all played for San Francisco.

2011      “Doris From Rego Park” debuts on Jonathan Schwartz’s weekend program on WNYC-FM. The song, written and performed by Don Rosler, is a tribute to Doris Bauer, the Mets fan who became a New York institution as a late-night caller to WFAN sports radio before dying in 2003.

2014      Derek Jeter, who will turn 40 in June, announces the 2014 season will be his final one, informing his fans via a lengthy Facebook post. The 13-time All-Star shortstop acknowledged that his numerous injuries had taken their toll, making the game more of a struggle and less enjoyable.

2016      Jenrry Mejia becomes the first player to receive a lifetime ban for three failed tests for performance-enhancing substances after testing positive for boldenone, a steroid used in horse racing. The 26-year-old Mets former closer claims that he only failed one test, calling the second set of results inaccurate, and believes that MLB fabricated the latest violation to remove him from the sport.

BASEBALL YEAR IN REVIEW: 1910 (BASEBALL ALMANAC)

Off the field…

The Boy Scouts of America was introduced inviting boys eleven to seventeen years old an opportunity to join an organization dedicated to improving mental, moral, and physical development while stressing outdoor skills and training in citizenship and lifesaving. Originally, the movement was intended to be nonmilitary and without racial, religious, political, or class distinctions, but the Supreme Court affirmed the organization’s right to limit membership to those who believe in God in 1993.

The “National Association for the Advancement of Colored People” was founded in New York, in November. The N.A.A.C.P. originally published an underground journal called “The Crisis,” and was at the forefront of all the attempts by Blacks to achieve equality. For more than ninety-three years, the NAACP has continued include people of all races, nationalities and religious denominations, while remaining united on one premise, that all men and women are created equal.

In the American League…

Cleveland Indians ace Cy Young won his five-hundredth game on July 19th after beating the Washington Senators 5-4 at American League Park II.

Washington Senators second baseman Red Killefer set a Major League mark on August 27th after sacrificing four times in the first game of a Detroit Tigers doubleheader.

Eddie Collins of the Philadelphia Athletics set an American League record after stealing his eighty-first base of the season, on October 4, 1910, during an 8-1 victory over the visiting Boston Red Sox.

In the National League…

The Braves and Phillies combined on April 22nd for a Major League record fewest at bats by two teams in nine innings: forty-eight (twenty-five for Boston, twenty-three for Philadelphia). The record was tied the following season, but remained unbeaten until 1964.

On August 13th, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Brooklyn Dodgers played in perhaps, the most evenly matched game ever. Both teams finished the 8-8 tie (called on darkness) with exactly eight runs, thirteen hits, thirty-eight at bats, five strikeouts, three walks, one hit batter, one passed ball, thirteen assists, twenty-seven putouts and two errors with two pitchers used. [Box Score]

Around the League…

William Howard Taft became the first U.S. president to throw out the ceremonial “first pitch” after he opened the 1910 season at Washington’s League Park. The Senators’ Walter Johnson christened the tradition by pitching a one-hitter, beating the Philadelphia Athletics and Eddie Plank 3-0.

Both leagues agreed to adopt a resolution that would ban syndicate baseball, which had previously allowed owners to have financial interests vested in more than one team. They also mandated that all umpires were to announce any team changes to the spectators; batting orders were to be delivered to the head umpire at home plate before the game and a base runner was to be called out if he passed another runner ahead of him on the base path.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

6 – 99 – 8

February 12, 1958 – Boston Celtic’s big man, Bill Russell who wore Number 6 during his player careerhauled in 41 rebounds to help the Celts to victory over Syracuse 119-101.

February 12, 1961 – Speaking of  the future Hall of Famer Russell, he had 40 rebounds in a win over the Philadelphia Warriors on this date.

February 12, 1982 Wayne Gretzky, Number 99 of Edmonton,  scored his 153rd point of the season, shattering the NHL record at the time.

February 12, 1989 – The Gret One, Number 99, Wayne Gretzky does it again! He set 2 records, his 45th hat trick & 10th 40+ goal season om this date

February 12, 1996 – Baltimore Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr, Number 8, takes home a coveted ESPY Award at ESPN’s annual athletic tribute.

TV SPORTS MONDAY

BASKETBALLTIMETV
Men: Lehigh at Bucknell7 p.m.CBSSN
Men: Wake Forest at Duke7 p.m.ESPN
Women: Arkansas at Tennessee7 p.m.SECN
NBA: Denver at Milwaukee8 p.m.NBATV
Men: Elon at Towson9 p.m.CBSSN
Men: Kansas at Texas Tech9 p.m.ESPN
Women: Arizona at Southern Cal9 p.m.ESPN2
Women: Prairie View at FAMU9 p.m.ESPNU
NBA: Minnesota at L.A. Clippers10:30 p.m.NBATV
HOCKEYTIMETV
Men: Boston U.-Northeastern7:30 p.m.NHLN
SOCCERTIMETV
Turkey: Kayserispor-BesiktasNoonBEIN/E
Spain: Almeria-Athletic Club2:55 p.m.ESPND
Premier: Crystal Palace-Chelsea3 p.m.USA UNIVRS
Portugal: Arouca-Porto3:15 p.m.GOLTV/E
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ATP/WTA: Live events6 a.m.TENNIS
ATP/WTA: Live events2 p.m.TENNIS
ATP/WTA: Live events (Tue.)5 a.m.TENNIS