BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES

Gary 21st Century 60 Gary West 56
Indianapolis Attucks 70 Indianapolis Metropolitan 49
Indianapolis Riverside 60 KIPP Indy Legacy 36
Mooresville Christian 62 Traders Point Christian 52
Peru 69 Fort Wayne Dwenger 59
Pleasant View Christian 68 Medora 52
Victory Christian 54 Trinity Greenlawn 46

SATURDAY SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES EASTERN
Anderson at Marion 1:30 pm
Anderson Prep at Randolph Southern 7:30 pm
Batesville at Madison 1:30 pm
Beech Grove at NorthWood 2:00 pm
Borden at Springs Valley 12:30 pm
Brebeuf Jesuit at Park Tudor 2:30 pm
Bremen at Oregon-Davis 7:30 pm
Brown County at Greencastle 1:30 pm
Cannelton at Rock Creek Academy 1:30 pm
Cascade at Indianapolis Scecina 1:30 pm
Charlestown at Eastern (Pekin) 1:30 pm
Christel House at Indianapolis Riverside 7:30 pm
Christian Academy at Evansville Christian 3:30 pm
Christian Academy Madison at Seven Oaks 3:30 pm
Clinton Central at Western Boone 2:30 pm
Columbia City at Norwell 1:30 pm
Columbus East at New Albany 2:00 pm
Covenant Christian at North Putnam 2:00 pm
Cowan at Eastern Hancock 1:30 pm
Crawfordsville at Bedford North Lawrence 1:30 pm
Daleville at Seton Catholic 2:30 pm
Delphi at Rensselaer Central 2:30 pm
Delta at Mississinewa 12:30 pm
East Central at Columbus North 2:30 pm
Elwood at Hamilton 12:30 pm
Evansville North at Daviess County (Ky.) 4:15 pm
Faith Christian at North Newton 2:30 pm
Fishers vs. Homewood-Flossmoor (Ill.) 7:30 pm
Floyd Central at Center Grove 2:30 pm
Fort Wayne Luers at DeKalb 1:30 pm
Fort Wayne North at Lawrence North 4:30 pm
Fort Wayne Snider at Merrillville 4:30 pm
Fort Wayne South at Woodlan 1:30 pm
Frankfort at Benton Central 1:30 pm
Franklin at Warren Central 1:30 pm
Franklin County at Edinburgh 1:30 pm
Fremont at Fort Wayne Canterbury 1:30 pm
Greenfield-Central at Greenwood 1:30 pm
Guerin Catholic at Culver Academy 1:30 pm
Hauser at Indian Creek 1:30 pm
Henryville at Providence 1:30 pm
Heritage at Bluffton 7:30 pm
Heritage Christian at University 2:30 pm
Heritage Hills at Jasper 2:30 pm
Indianapolis Chatard at Greenwood Christian 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Herron at Knightstown 1:30 pm
Indianapolis Roncalli at Indianapolis Ritter 2:30 pm
Indianapolis Tech at Indianapolis Tindley 4:00 pm
Irvington Prep at Providence Cristo Rey 6:00 pm
Jac-Cen-Del at Greensburg 1:30 pm
Knox at Twin Lakes 2:30 pm
Kouts at Argos 1:30 pm
Lafayette Central Catholic at Harrison (West Lafayette) 2:30 pm
Lafayette Jeff at West Lafayette 12:30 pm
Lanesville at Tecumseh 1:00 pm
LaPorte at Kankakee Valley 2:30 pm
LaVille at West Noble 2:30 pm
Lawrence Central at Liberty Christian 2:30 pm
Lebanon at Speedway 2:30 pm
Leo at Adams Central 2:30 pm
Lighthouse Christian at Phalen Academy 12:00 pm
Lighthouse CPA at LaLumiere Regional 4:30 pm
Linton-Stockton at White River Valley 2:30 pm
Logansport at Oak Hill 1:30 pm
Michigan City at Marquette Catholic 3:00 pm
Milan at Oldenburg Academy 1:30 pm
Morristown at Alexandria 1:30 pm
Muncie Burris at Cambridge City Lincoln 2:30 pm
New Haven at Huntington North 2:30 pm
New Palestine at Southport 2:30 pm
North Central (Indianapolis) at Princeton 2:30 pm
North Judson at Boone Grove 1:30 pm
North White at Hebron 2:00 pm
Northridge at Jimtown 12:45 pm
Parkway (Ohio) at South Adams 3:30 pm
Plymouth at Westview 2:30 pm
Portage at South Bend Adams 2:30 pm
Rochester at Lewis Cass 2:30 pm
Rossville at Fountain Central 2:30 pm
Salem at Corydon Central 1:00 pm
Seeger at Frontier 1:30 pm
Smith Academy at Lakeland Christian 1:00 pm
South Bend Career at Mishawaka Marian 1:30 pm
South Bend Washington at Mishawaka 2:30 pm
South Central (Union Mills) at Whiting 8:00 pm
South Dearborn at Conner (Ky.) 2:30 pm
South Decatur at Rising Sun 1:30 pm
South Newton at Tri-Township 5:00 pm
South Putnam at Riverton Parke 12:30 pm
South Spencer at Perry Central 3:00 pm
Southmont at Parke Heritage 2:30 pm
Southwood at Northwestern 2:00 pm
Taylor at Clinton Prairie 2:00 pm
Terre Haute North at Decatur Central 2:30 pm
Terre Haute South at Plainfield 1:30 pm
Tipton at Shenandoah 1:30 pm
Tri at Waldron 1:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran at Shawe Memorial 1:30 pm
Triton at Caston 2:30 pm
Tri-West at Martinsville 1:30 pm
Union (Modoc) at Wapahani 12:00 pm
Urbana (Ill.) at Indianapolis Attucks 4:30 pm
Warsaw at Chesterton 2:30 pm
Washington Twp. at Lake Station 2:30 pm
Wes-Del at Madison-Grant 2:30 pm
Western at Maconaquah 1:30 pm
Wheeler at New Prairie 1:30 pm
Whitesville Trinity (Ky.) at Evansville Day TBA
Whitko at Garrett 2:30 pm
Winamac at Westville 1:30 pm
Winchester at Hamilton Heights 2:30 pm
Zionsville at Ben Davis 1:30 pm

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES

CLASS 4A
Lake Central
Lake Central 73 Gary West 8
Merrillville 61 Hammond Central 50
Valparaiso
Valparaiso 48 Portage 20
Crown Point 54 Kankakee Valley 39
South Bend Washington
South Bend Adams 54 South Bend Riley 31
South Bend Washington 66 Mishawaka 35
Northridge
Northridge 56 Elkhart 45
Penn 55 Goshen 20
Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Carroll (Fort Wayne) 63 Fort Wayne North 38
Fort Wayne Snider 66 DeKalb 39
Columbia City
Columbia City 59 Huntington North 43
Homestead 69 New Haven 26
Kokomo
Harrison (West Lafayette) 61 Lafayette Jeff 35
McCutcheon 36 Kokomo 33
Hamilton Southeastern
Hamilton Southeastern 61 Zionsville 48
Noblesville 56 Fishers 42
Pendleton Heights
Mount Vernon (Fortville) 44 Richmond 21
New Palestine 46 Pendleton Heights 44
Indianapolis Cathedral
Warren Central 88 Indianapolis Tech 51
Lawrence Central 61 Lawrence North 54
Pike
Pike 62 Indianapolis Roncalli 39
Franklin Central 67 Ben Davis 61
Avon
Terre Haute North 45 Terre Haute South 38
Plainfield 73 Brownsburg 62
Mooresville
Mooresville 60 Bloomington North 34
Center Grove 47 Greenwood 24
Whiteland
Whiteland 50 Columbus East 39
Franklin 74 Columbus North 25
Floyd Central
Jennings County 56 Jeffersonville 39
Bedford North Lawrence 60 Silver Creek 41
Evansville Harrison
Evansville North 50 Evansville Reitz 45
Evansville Central 51 Castle 41


CLASS 3A
Highland
Highland 52 River Forest 27
Hanover Central 42 Boone Grove 21
Rochester
Bremen 42 Culver Academy 31
Tippecanoe Valley 43 Rochester 40
New Prairie
New Prairie 43 Jimtown 29
South Bend Clay 46 South Bend St. Joseph 35
West Noble
NorthWood 46 West Noble 23
Fairfield 40 Wawasee 34
Garrett
Fort Wayne Concordia 45 Angola 42
Woodlan 49 Garrett 36
Twin Lakes
West Lafayette 44 Rensselaer Central 37
Benton Central 59 Twin Lakes 35
Maconaquah
Norwell 71 Maconaquah 32
Bellmont 49 Northwestern 33
Yorktown
Jay County 53 Delta 35
Hamilton Heights 53 Frankton 23
Cascade
Danville 55 Cascade 40
Lebanon 51 Tri-West 47
Owen Valley
Edgewood 50 Owen Valley 42
Indian Creek 40 Northview 31
Indianapolis Chatard
Indianapolis Chatard 59 Indianapolis Shortridge 18
Heritage Christian 67 Guerin Catholic 50
Beech Grove
Speedway 56 Indianapolis Washington 12
Purdue Poly Englewood 53 Beech Grove 44
Lawrenceburg
Batesville 56 Connersville 44
Greensburg 40 Lawrenceburg 28
Charlestown
Scottsburg 54 Charlestown 41
Madison 54 Salem 32
Southridge
Washington 43 Princeton 39
Vincennes Lincoln 59 Pike Central 38
Gibson Southern
Boonville 52 Mount Vernon (Posey) 28
Gibson Southern 57 Evansville Memorial 55


CLASS 2A
Lake Station
Andrean 54 Lake Station 38
Illiana Christian 63 Bowman Academy 36
North Judson
LaVille 38 Wheeler 25
North Judson 70 South Bend Career 6
Eastside
Fremont 54 Westview 32
Central Noble 54 Prairie Heights 27
North Miami
Lewis Cass 35 North Miami 34 OT
Winamac 41 Pioneer 27
South Adams
Fort Wayne Luers 54 Bluffton 44
Whitko 77 South Adams 65
Delphi
Lafayette Central Catholic 43 Carroll (Flora) 39
Delphi 41 Clinton Prairie 28
Elwood
Eastbrook 70 Madison-Grant 28
Blackford 59 Eastern (Greentown) 39
Lapel
Winchester 56 Wes-Del 15
Lapel 44 Wapahani 27
Northeastern
Shenandoah 40 Knightstown 29
Northeastern 51 Union County 21
Indianapolis Scecina
Eastern Hancock 56 Triton Central 38
Indianapolis Scecina 52 Irvington Prep 12
Park Tudor
Sheridan 55 Park Tudor 40
Covenant Christian 56 University 47
South Putnam
Greencastle 43 Riverton Parke 29
Parke Heritage 60 Southmont 57
North Decatur
North Decatur 55 Milan 34
South Ripley 52 Switzerland County 45
Providence
Brownstown Central 56 Henryville 45
Austin 44 Eastern (Pekin) 31
North Knox
Linton-Stockton 46 Paoli 40
North Knox 56 South Knox 45
South Spencer
South Spencer 53 Tell City 38
Crawford County 51 Perry Central 44


CLASS 1A
Morgan Twp.
Kouts 37 Demotte Christian 35
Morgan Twp. 58 Washington Twp. 32
Culver
Marquette Catholic 66 Oregon-Davis 44
Triton 44 Argos 37
Lakewood Park
Bethany Christian 52 Hamilton 29
Fort Wayne Blackhawk 56 Lakewood Park 52
South Newton
Tri-County 39 North White 19
Caston 58 South Newton 17
Northfield
Southern Wells 45 Lakeland Christian 33
Northfield 51 Southwood 42
Attica
Clinton Central 39 Fountain Central 27
Rossville 42 Attica 39
Anderson Prep
Daleville 46 Cowan 35
Anderson Prep 53 Tri-Central 47
Union City
Tri 75 Union (Modoc) 20
Union City 45 Blue River 39
Bloomfield
North Central (Farmersburg) 57 Clay City 36
Shakamak 37 Bloomfield 27
Bethesda Christian
Bethesda Christian 54 Indiana Deaf 18
Indiana Math & Science 59 MTI Knowledge 8
Eminence
Greenwood Christian 87 Providence Cristo Rey 6
Eminence 64 Indianapolis Tindley 28
Southwestern (Shelbyville)
Jac-Cen-Del 49 South Decatur 43
Oldenburg Academy 62 Morristown 47
West Washington
Lanesville 59 Rock Creek Academy 47
Borden 69 West Washington 51
New Washington
Trinity Lutheran 54 New Washington 39
Rising Sun 50 Shawe Memorial 48
Barr-Reeve
Orleans 47 Vincennes Rivet 33
Barr-Reeve 35 Springs Valley 30
Wood Memorial
Evansville Christian 42 Northeast Dubois 32
Wood Memorial 65 Cannelton 16

SATURDAY’S SCHEDULE

CLASS 4A
Lake Central
Merrillville at Lake Central 7:00 pm
Valparaiso
Crown Point at Valparaiso 7:00 pm
South Bend Washington
South Bend Adams at South Bend Washington 7:00 pm
Northridge
Penn at Northridge 6:00 pm
Carroll (Fort Wayne)
Fort Wayne Snider at Carroll (Fort Wayne) 7:00 pm
Columbia City
Homestead at Columbia City 7:30 pm
Kokomo
Harrison (West Lafayette) vs. McCutcheon 7:30 pm
Hamilton Southeastern
Noblesville at Hamilton Southeastern 7:00 pm
Pendleton Heights
Mount Vernon (Fortville) vs. New Palestine 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Cathedral
Warren Central vs. Lawrence Central 7:00 pm
Pike
Franklin Central at Pike 7:30 pm
Avon
Terre Haute North vs. Plainfield 7:00 pm
Mooresville
Center Grove at Mooresville 7:30 pm
Whiteland
Franklin at Whiteland 7:30 pm
Floyd Central
Jennings County vs. Bedford North Lawrence 7:30 pm
Evansville Harrison
Evansville North vs. Evansville Central 8:00 pm


CLASS 3A
Highland
Hanover Central at Highland 7:00 pm
Rochester
Bremen vs. Tippecanoe Valley 7:30 pm
New Prairie
South Bend Clay at New Prairie 7:30 pm
West Noble
NorthWood vs. Fairfield 7:30 pm
Garrett
Fort Wayne Concordia vs. Woodlan 7:30 pm
Twin Lakes
West Lafayette vs. Benton Central 7:30 pm
Maconaquah
Norwell vs. Bellmont 7:00 pm
Yorktown
Jay County vs. Hamilton Heights 7:30 pm
Cascade
Danville vs. Lebanon 6:00 pm
Owen Valley
Edgewood vs. Indian Creek 6:30 pm
Indianapolis Chatard
Heritage Christian at Indianapolis Chatard 6:00 pm
Beech Grove
Speedway vs. Purdue Poly Englewood 7:30 pm
Lawrenceburg
Batesville vs. Greensburg 7:30 pm
Charlestown
Scottsburg vs. Madison 7:30 pm
Southridge
Washington vs. Vincennes Lincoln 7:30 pm
Gibson Southern
Boonville at Gibson Southern 8:00 pm


CLASS 2A
Lake Station
Andrean vs. Illiana Christian 8:30 pm
North Judson
LaVille at North Judson 7:00 pm
Eastside
Fremont vs. Central Noble 7:30 pm
North Miami
Lewis Cass vs. Winamac 7:00 pm
South Adams
Fort Wayne Luers vs. Whitko 7:00 pm
Delphi
Lafayette Central Catholic at Delphi 7:30 pm
Elwood
Eastbrook vs. Blackford 7:00 pm
Lapel
Winchester at Lapel 7:30 pm
Northeastern
Shenandoah at Northeastern 7:30 pm
Indianapolis Scecina
Eastern Hancock at Indianapolis Scecina 6:00 pm
Park Tudor
Sheridan vs. Covenant Christian 7:30 pm
South Putnam
Greencastle vs. Parke Heritage 7:00 pm
North Decatur
South Ripley at North Decatur 6:00 pm
Providence
Brownstown Central vs. Austin 7:30 pm
North Knox
Linton-Stockton at North Knox 7:00 pm
South Spencer
Crawford County at South Spencer 8:00 pm


CLASS 1A
Morgan Twp.
Kouts at Morgan Twp. 7:30 pm
Culver
Marquette Catholic vs. Triton 7:00 pm
Lakewood Park
Bethany Christian vs. Fort Wayne Blackhawk 7:00 pm
South Newton
Tri-County vs. Caston 8:00 pm
Northfield
Southern Wells at Northfield 7:30 pm
Attica
Clinton Central vs. Rossville 6:00 pm
Anderson Prep
Daleville at Anderson Prep 7:30 pm
Union City
Tri at Union City 7:00 pm
Bloomfield
North Central (Farmersburg) vs. Shakamak 7:30 pm
Bethesda Christian
Indiana Math & Science at Bethesda Christian 7:00 pm
Eminence
Greenwood Christian at Eminence 7:00 pm
Southwestern (Shelbyville)
Jac-Cen-Del vs. Oldenburg Academy 7:00 pm
West Washington
Lanesville vs. Borden 7:00 pm
New Washington
Trinity Lutheran vs. Rising Sun 7:30 pm
Barr-Reeve
Orleans at Barr-Reeve 7:00 pm
Wood Memorial
Evansville Christian at Wood Memorial 7:30 pm

INDIANA SWIMMNING SECTIONALS

1. Munster (14) | Thurs, 5:30 pm CT Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm CT Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Crown Point, East Chicago Central, Gary West Side, Griffith, Hammond Central, Hammond Morton, Hammond Bishop Noll, Highland, Lake Central, Lowell, Munster, North Newton, Rensselaer Central, South Newton

2. Valparaiso (13) | Thurs, 6 pm CT Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm CT Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Boone Grove, Calumet, Chesterton, Hobart, Kankakee Valley, Knox, LaPorte, Merrillville, Michigan City, North Judson-San Pierre, Portage, South Central Union Mills, Valparaiso, Wheeler

3. South Bend Riley (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 Clay, South Bend Riley, South Bend Saint Joseph, South Bend Washington

4. Warsaw (14) | Thurs, 5:30 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Cass, Columbia City, Culver Academies, Culver Community, Logansport, Manchester, Northfield, Oregon-Davis, Pioneer, Plymouth, Rochester Community, Tippecanoe Valley, Wabash, Warsaw Community

5. Northridge (12) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Angola, Concord, DeKalb, East Noble, Eastside, Elkhart, Fremont, 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. Hamilton Southeastern (11) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Anderson, Elwood Community, Fishers, Frankton, Hamilton Heights, Hamilton Southeastern, Lapel, Marion, Oak Hill, Pendleton Heights, Yorktown

9. Noblesville (10) | Thurs, 5:45 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1:15 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Carmel, Eastern (Greentown), Guerin Catholic, Kokomo, Maconaquah, Noblesville, Northwestern, Tipton, Western, Westfield

10. Crawfordsville (13) | 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, Parke Heritage, Seeger, South Vermillion, Southmont, Twin Lakes, Western Boone

11. Terre Haute South (10) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 12 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. Zionsville (11) | 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, University, West Lafayette, Zionsville

13. Pike (15) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Ben Davis, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory, Brownsburg, Covenant Christian (Indpls.), Decatur Central, Herron, Indianapolis Arsenal Technical, Indianapolis Cardinal Ritter, Indianapolis Crispus Attucks, 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
Franklin Central, Heritage Christian, Indianapolis Bishop Chatard, Indianapolis Cathedral, Indianapolis Scecina Memorial, Lawrence Central, Lawrence North, North Central (Indianapolis), Purdue Polytechnic – Downtown, 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. Center Grove (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. East Central (14) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 9:30 am, 1:30 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 (16) | Thurs, 6 pm ET Prelims | Sat, 10 am, 1 pm ET Finals | Scores | Buy Tickets
Charlestown, Christian Academy of Indiana, Floyd Central, Henryville, Jeffersonville, Jennings County, Madison Consolidated, New Albany, New Washington, Providence, Salem, Scottsburg, Seymour, Silver Creek, Southwestern (Hanover), Switzerland County

19. Jasper (16) | 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 Knox, South Spencer, Southridge, Tecumseh, Tell City, Vincennes Lincoln

20. Evansville North (13) | Thurs, 5:30 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

WRESTLING REGIONALS-SATURDAY

1. HOBART | 9 AM CT  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: EAST CHICAGO CENTRAL, PORTAGE.

2. CROWN POINT | 9 AM CT  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: CROWN POINT, LAPORTE.

3. PENN | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: MISHAWAKA, PLYMOUTH.

4. LOGANSPORT | 10 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: LAFAYETTE JEFFERSON, TWIN LAKES.

5. GOSHEN | 9:30 AM ET
FEEDER SECTIONALS: ELKHART, WEST NOBLE.

6. CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: CARROLL (FORT WAYNE), NEW HAVEN.

7. PERU | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: PERU, OAK HILL.

8. JAY COUNTY | 8:30 AM ET
FEEDER SECTIONALS: DELTA, JAY COUNTY.

9. NORTH MONTGOMERY | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: CRAWFORDSVILLE, FRANKFORT.

10. PENDLETON HEIGHTS | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: ELWOOD, INDIANAPOLIS ARSENAL TECHNICAL.

11. PERRY MERIDIAN | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: SHELBYVILLE, SOUTHPORT.

12. RICHMOND | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: SOUTH DEARBORN, SHENANDOAH.

13. MOORESVILLE | 9 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: AVON, MOORESVILLE.

14. BLOOMINGTON SOUTH | 10 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: BLOOMINGTON NORTH, SOUTHRIDGE.

15. JEFFERSONVILLE | 8 AM ET  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: JEFFERSONVILLE, JENNINGS COUNTY.

16. CASTLE | 9 AM CT  
FEEDER SECTIONALS: CASTLE, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL.

SUPER BOWL LVIII 

SUNDAY, FEB. 11

KANSAS CITY VS. SAN FRANCISCO

IN LAS VEGAS, 6:30 P.M. ET 

MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

BUTLER 99 #13 CREIGHTON 98

#21 DAYTON 76 ST. BONAVENTURE 71

ELSEWHERE:

IOWA 79 OHIO STATE 77

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES

#25 PRINCETON 79 YALE 59

#6 COLORADO 63 WASHINGTON STATE 57

#7 UCLA 78 CALIFORNIA 58

#20 UTAH 83 WASHINGTON 65

#15 USC 67 #4 STANFORD 58

NBA SCOREBOARD

LA CLIPPERS 136 DETROIT 125

MIAMI 110 WASHINGTON 102

SACRAMENTO 133 INDIANA 122

ATLANTA 129 PHOENIX 120

NEW ORLEANS 114 SAN ANTONIO 113

ORLANDO 108 MINNESOTA 106

HOUSTON 135 TORONTO 106

GOLDEN STATE 121 MEMPHIS 101

OKLAHOMA CITY 126 CHARLOTTE 106

DENVER 120 PORTLAND 108

NHL SCOREBOARD

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MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

TELFORT SCORES 26 POINTS AS BUTLER HANGS ON TO UPSET NO. 13 CREIGHTON

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Jahmyl Telfort matched his season high with 26 points, DJ Davis added 22 and Butler held off No. 13 Creighton 99-98 in a wild finish Friday night.

The Bulldogs (15-7, 6-5 Big East) won their fourth straight. They shot 62.5% in the second half and went 13 of 22 on 3-pointers for the game.

Baylor Scheierman and Steven Ashworth scored 26 points apiece for the Bluejays (16-6, 7-4)., Trey Alexander had 22 and Ryan Kalkbrenner 20.

Finley Bizjack’s layup gave Butler a 69-68 lead with 12 minutes left, and the Bulldogs never relinquished it. There still was plenty of drama before the highest-scoring Big East game of the season ended.

The Bluejays never trailed by more than five points the rest of the way and, after Kalkbrenner made two free throws to make it 97-96 with 11 seconds left, they had two chances to go ahead.

Creighton got the ball right back when Butler’s inbound pass following Kalkbrenner’s free throws went off DJ Davis’ leg and out of bounds. But Alexnader lost the ball on Creighton’s inbound pass, and Francisco Farabello fouled Davis on the next inbounds pass, hitting him around the eye.

Davis was unable to shoot the free throws, with Boden Kapke taking his place and making both with 6.4 seconds left for a three-point lead.

Alexander was fouled immediately and made two free throws to make it 99-98 with 5.8 seconds left. The ball got loose on the Butler inbound, and Creighton got the ball on the alternating possession after a tie-up.

But only 0.5 seconds remained. Alexander’s pass to the hoop was good, but Kalkbrenner was unable to tip it in.

The Bulldogs played without Posh Alexander (foot), who was held out after going through pregame warmups. Landon Moore, who played two seasons at St. Francis, made his first start for the Bulldogs.

BIG PICTURE

Butler: Butler has won one more game than it did last season. It was a Butler kind of game. The Bulldogs are averaging 81.5 points per game, its best figure since 1990-91, and allowing 73.8, it’s most since 1991-92.

Creighton: The Bluejays lost for the first time in 34 Friday night games since 1977.

UP NEXT

Butler: At No. 1 Connecticut on Tuesday night.

Creighton: At Providence on Wednesday night.

HOLMES STARS AS NO. 21 DAYTON RALLIES PAST ST. BONAVENTURE

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — DaRon Holmes II scored 25 of his 34 points in the second half, helping No. 21 Dayton rally past St. Bonaventure for a 76-71 victory on Friday night.

Enoch Cheeks added 13 points as Dayton (18-3, 8-1 Atlantic 10) earned its second straight win since a 69-64 loss at Richmond last weekend. Holmes also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked four shots in a terrific all-around performance.

St. Bonaventure (13-8, 4-5) tied it at 54 when Assa Essamvous made a 3-pointer with 7:24 left. But Dayton responded with a 9-0 run that included six foul shots by Holmes.

St. Bonaventure’s two big men, Chad Venning and Noel Brown, both fouled out trying to keep Holmes in check down the stretch.

A pair of foul shots by Mika Adams-Woods and a 3-pointer by Moses Flowers trimmed Dayton’s lead to 72-69 with 21 seconds left. But the Bonnies had to foul Holmes, who made two more free throws.

A 3-point try by Adams-Woods was blocked, and Holmes punctuated the victory with a dunk at the other end.

Adams-Woods led the Bonnies with 17 points. Charles Pride had 11 points and 11 rebounds.

BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN WEEKLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL CENTRAL – FEB. 2-5

  • Five games are on this weekend’s docket and action starts on the Big Ten Network (and the FOX Sports App) Saturday at 6 p.m. ET with Michigan headed to RV/NR Penn State. Saturday’s primetime 8 p.m. ET slot on FOX belongs to No. 3/4 Iowa and Maryland. No. 10/9 Indiana and No. 8/7 Ohio State are slated to meet on Sunday at noon ET on FS1 in Columbus. The remaining two games will be streamed live on B1G+ (visit bigtenplus.com for more information).
  • Caitlin Clark scored a game-high 35 points against Northwestern to bring her career total to 3,424. With that, Clark became the Big Ten Conference’s all-time scoring leader, passing Kelsey Mitchell’s (OSU, 2015-18) previous record of 3,402 points. She also moved ahead of Mitchell on the NCAA’s all-time scoring list to rank second behind Kelsey Plum (3,527 points).
  • The Los Angeles Athletic Club announced the John R. Wooden Award Late Season Top 20 Watch List, which included three student-athletes from the Big Ten Conference – Indiana’s Mackenzie Holmes, Iowa’s Caitlin Clark and Ohio State’s Jacy Sheldon.
  • The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) released its 2023-24 Wade Trophy Watch List at Midseason Point, featuring Indiana’s Mackenzie Holmes and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark.
  • Ohio State topped Wisconsin, 87-49, and scored 39 points in the third quarter, which tied for fourth in the Big Ten’s history for most points in a quarter.
  • In a 77-64 win at Michigan, Illinois picked up its first victory over the Wolverines since Feb. 28, 2015, snapping an eight-game series skid. It was the first win in Ann Arbor for the Fighting Illini since Feb. 4, 2008.
  • Indiana defeated Maryland, 87-73, for its first victory in College Park in the 16-game all-time series.
  • Penn State bested Minnesota, 80-64, to win six-straight Big Ten games, its longest conference win streak since 2014.
  • Northwestern had a sellout crowd to break its attendance record on Wednesday as 7,039 fans packed Welsh-Ryan Arena to watch the Wildcats take on Iowa.
  • Penn State’s Makenna Marisa and Iowa’s Caitlin Clark were chosen as two of five Ann Meyers Drysdale National Players of the Week by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Tuesday. Marisa averaged 22.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists during Penn State’s wins over Northwestern and Maryland. Her 20-point outing against Northwestern helped her surpass 2,000 career points, the seventh Nittany Lion to reach the milestone. She followed up with 24 points, five rebounds and two assists to lead Penn State to a 112-76 victory versus Maryland, the first win over the Terrapins since Dec. 3, 2003. Clark had 38 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals in Iowa’s 92-73 triumph over Nebraska.
  • The Big Ten leads all Division I conferences with a remarkable eight schools among the top 40 in the latest NET rankings (including four in the top 20, second behind the Pac-12) – No. 5 Iowa, No. 11 Indiana, No. 14 Ohio State, No. 20 Michigan State, No. 25 Penn State, No. 27 Nebraska, No. 34 Maryland and No. 39 Minnesota. The NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) is the primary sorting tool used by the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee for determining NCAA Tournament teams.
  • The Big Ten has three teams ranked in the top 10 of this week’s Associated Press (AP) Top 25 poll. Iowa gained two spots, getting back to No. 3, while Ohio State and Indiana both moved up four places to come in at No. 8 and No. 10, respectively. Penn State is also receiving votes. It is the first time since the preseason poll on Oct. 17, 2023 that the Big Ten has three programs in the top 10.
  • The Big Ten returns three programs to the top 10 of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)/USA Today Top 25 poll. Iowa is up to No. 4, Ohio State made a five-spot jump to No. 7 and Indiana shifted four spots to No. 9. Michigan State continues to receive votes.
  • In the latest Massey Ratings, the Big Ten owns the country’s top offensive power rating, while coming in second in the nation in strength of schedule for both games played and future games.
  • Offensive production continues to be the story for the Big Ten Conference as 10 different schools (Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Penn State) have scored 100 points in at least one game this season. Six Big Ten teams are averaging more than 80 points per game to ensure multiple national top 25 scoring offenses reside in the Big Ten, led by Iowa (1st – 91.8), Penn State (5th – 87.2), Michigan State (6th – 86.5), Ohio State (15th – 81.5), Indiana (18th – 80.8) and Maryland (21st – 80.1).
  • The Big Ten currently leads all Division I conferences in scoring (76.0 ppg), three-point percentage (.349), free throw percentage (.742), field goal percentage (.453) and assists (16.4 apg).
  • With a 1.79 assist/turnover ratio, Michigan State sits at No. 1 in the NCAA’s national statistical rankings. Iowa (5th – 1.54) and Indiana (13th –1.45) are also included in the top 15. Individually, DeeDee Hagemann (MSU) comes in 11th at 2.94 and Chloe Moore-McNeil (IND) has a 2.65 ratio, which places her 20th.
  • The Big Ten features some of the best shooting teams in the country with four programs among the top 15, including three in the top 5, in field goal percentage. Indiana ranks third at 51.5 percent, followed by Penn State (4th – .509), Iowa (5th – .508) and Michigan State (13th – .482). Penn State and Indiana are also efficient from beyond the arc. The Nittany Lions rank second in the nation with a 41.4 three-point percentage while the Hoosiers check in fourth at 39.7 percent.
  • Big Ten teams have been passing the rock quite well this season as five programs rank in the top 25 in the country in assists, led by Iowa (2nd – 20.8), Michigan State (6th – 19.7), Indiana (15th – 18.9), Penn State (19th – 18.5) and Northwestern (21st – 18.0). A trio of Big Ten players rank among the top 25 nationally in assists – Iowa’s Caitlin Clark (1st – 7.7 apg), Northwestern’s Caroline Lau (18th – 5.8 apg) and Purdue’s Jeanae Terry (24th – 5.6 apg).
  • Individually, Caitlin Clark (IOWA) leads the country in points (707), points per game (32.1) and assists (170). Serah Williams (WIS) is averaging 3.06 blocks per game, which is good enough for fifth. Mackenzie Holmes (IND) is shooting 66.8 percent from the floor to rank fourth in field goal percentage, followed by Kendall Bostic (ILL) with a 63.2 clip to stand seventh and Hannah Stuelke (IOWA) at 61.8 percent for 11th. Mara Braun (MINN) has the second-best free throw percentage (95.0) in the nation and Madison Layden (PUR) ranks sixth in three-point percentage (46.3).
  • The Big Ten has consistently ranked among the top three conferences in women’s basketball attendance for the past three decades and that trend has continued into the 2023-24 season. Currently, 11 Big Ten schools rank among the top 50 in the nation in average attendance, including five in the top 15, with both figures leading all Division I conferences. Iowa is second nationally in attendance (14,998 fans per game), followed by Indiana (6th – 9,005), Ohio State (10th – 6,834), Maryland (11th – 6,726) and Purdue (12th – 6,583).
  • The Big Ten closed its non-conference slate with a combined 114-41 (.735) record. Big Ten teams dominated on their home courts with an 82-11 (.882) record. Among the 114 victories, five were over AP Top 25 opponents.
  • The 2023-24 schedule marks the most coverage on nationally distributed platforms in Big Ten women’s basketball history. Six Big Ten regular-season games will be televised on a broadcast platform, the most in conference history. NBC televised its first-ever Big Ten women’s basketball game on Jan. 21 when Ohio State upset Iowa and Peacock carried its first Big Ten women’s basketball broadcast on Jan. 2, a thriller between Michigan State and Iowa. The Ohio State-Iowa matchup on NBC and Peacock was the most-watched regular season women’s college basketball game on any network since 2010. Viewership peaked at 3.9 million viewers and the broadcast averaged 1.93 million viewers.
  • No. 16/13 Ohio State claimed a landmark non-conference 78-58 win at No. 20/22 Tennessee. It was just the second time in Tennessee’s history that the Lady Vols have lost in Thompson-Boling Arena by at least 20 points. Ohio State is only the second Big Ten Conference program to defeat Tennessee in Knoxville, joining Indiana. It was the first time in conference history that the Big Ten has posted multiple wins over Tennessee in back-to-back years – Ohio State and Indiana both claimed victories over the Lady Vols during the 2022-23 season – and has won five of its last six matchups with Tennessee.
  • No. 21/19 Indiana secured an impressive non-conference 71-57 victory over No. 19/21 Tennessee on Nov. 23. It was the second time in as many years that the Hoosiers have bested the Lady Vols and the largest margin of victory (14) in the four-game all-time series. Last year’s Hoosier win was the first time a Big Ten Conference school defeated Tennessee in Thompson-Boling Arena. The matchup scored 1,118,000 viewers to rank as FOX’s most-watched women’s college basketball game ever and the most watched regular season women’s college basketball game on any network since last season’s 1,466,000 viewers for LSU vs. South Carolina on ESPN.

COLLEGE SPORTS NEWS

BIG TEN, SEC FORMING JOINT ADVISORY GROUP TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO COLLEGE SPORTS ISSUES

The Big Ten and Southeastern Conference are formally trying to find solutions to the issues facing college sports.

The two wealthiest

The two wealthiest and most-powerful college conferences announced Friday the formation of a joint advisory group of university leaders and athletic directors. The group’s members and what exactly it will be tasked to examine are still to be determined.

The enterprise of big-time college sports is struggling to adapt quickly under constant legal and political pressures. The NCAA is facing at least five antitrust lawsuits challenging its authority to govern college sports, from how athletes can be compensated to transfer and recruiting rules.

In some of those lawsuits, the SEC, Big Ten and other power conferences are also named defendants.

“The Big Ten and the SEC have substantial investment in the NCAA and there is no question that the voices of our two conferences are integral to governance and other reform efforts,” Big Ten Commissioner Tony Petitti said. “We recognize the similarity in our circumstances, as well as the urgency to address the common challenges we face.”

Petitti and SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, along with Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner Jim Phillips and Big 12 Commissioner Brett Yormark, met last week with NCAA President Charlie Baker to discuss an array of topics, including Baker’s proposal for a new subdivision of Division I.

College sports leaders have been lobbying Congress, both independently and jointly, for help as the billion-dollar industry of big-time college sports struggles to transition from an outdated amateurism model.

The SEC and Big Ten, fueled by massive media rights deals, are in the process of separating financially from their peer conferences at the top of college sports.

“There are similar cultural and social impacts on our student-athletes, our institutions, and our communities because of the new collegiate athletics environment,” said SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey. “We do not have predetermined answers to the myriad questions facing us. We do not expect to agree on everything but enhancing interaction between our conferences will help to focus efforts on common sense solutions.”

NBA NEWS

NBA ROUNDUP: DOMANTAS SABONIS SETS KINGS’ DOUBLE-DOUBLE MARK

Domantas Sabonis passed Oscar Robertson for the franchise record with his 30th consecutive double-double, posting 26 points and 11 rebounds as the Sacramento Kings topped the Indiana Pacers 133-122 on Friday in Indianapolis.

Sabonis, who played in Indiana from 2016-17 until he was traded to Sacramento in February 2022, added to his NBA-leading collection of double-doubles (43) while helping pace a balanced offensive effort for the Kings.

Four Sacramento scorers finished with at least 22 points. De’Aaron Fox went for 25 points and helped key the Kings’ defensive effort with six steals. Malik Monk came off the bench to notch 23 points, and Harrison Barnes scored 22 points.

The Kings made up for committing 17 turnovers with 51-of-90 shooting from the floor (56.7 percent), while forcing the Pacers into 22 turnovers.

Bennedict Mathurin powered the Pacers with a game-high 31 points. Five Indiana scorers reached double figures, including Tyrese Haliburton with 14 points.

Hawks 129, Suns 120

Trae Young had 32 points and 15 assists to lead Atlanta to a win over visiting Phoenix and extend its winning streak to three games.

Young scored at least 30 points for the 20th time this season and had his 30th double-double of the campaign. He was 12-for-17 from the floor and made seven 3-pointers, adding three steals and one block. Bogdan Bogdanovic scored 23 points, including four 3-pointers, and Dejounte Murray added 22 points, 13 in the fourth quarter, for Atlanta.

Phoenix was led by Kevin Durant, who had 35 points, eight rebounds and eight assists. Devin Booker scored 24.

Nuggets 120, Trail Blazers 108

Nikola Jokic had 27 points, a season-high 22 rebounds and 12 assists as host Denver beat Portland.

Jokic, who sat out the Nuggets’ loss at Oklahoma City on Wednesday due to lower back pain, notched his 15th triple-double of the season by the end of the third quarter. Aaron Gordon added 18 points for Denver, and Jamal Murray just missed out on a triple-double, finishing with 13 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

Rookie Scoot Henderson led Portland with 30 points. Anfernee Simons scored 29, Malcolm Brogdon had 11 points, eight rebounds and six assists and Toumani Camara and Duop Reath scored 10 apiece. The Blazers had their two-game winning streak snapped.

Clippers 136, Pistons 125

Kawhi Leonard poured in 33 points and Los Angeles defeated host Detroit to win for the 15th time in its last 18 games.

Russell Westbrook racked up 23 points and reached 25,000 career points. He also dished out nine assists for the Clippers, who are 4-1 on their current seven-game road swing. Paul George had 18 points, seven assists and three steals.

Jaden Ivey led the Pistons with 28 points and Bojan Bogdanovic supplied 26 points.

Heat 110, Wizards 102

Jimmy Butler scored 24 points and Bam Adebayo added 20 points and 14 rebounds to help Miami defeat host Washington.

Butler made 7 of 10 shots from the floor and 9 of 13 attempts from the foul line. He added nine rebounds as Miami held a decisive 59-43 advantage in boards for the game and outscored Washington 31-15 in the third quarter. The Heat have won two in a row after their season-high seven-game skid.

Washington’s Corey Kispert made six 3-pointers to highlight his 26-point performance off the bench. Jordan Poole collected 16 points and 10 assists and Deni Avdija recorded 15 points and eight rebounds for the Wizards.

Rockets 135, Raptors 106

Alperen Sengun nearly notched a triple-double while rookies Cam Whitmore and Amen Thompson combined for 44 points off the bench as Houston rolled past visiting Toronto.

Sengun had 24 points, 13 rebounds and a team-high eight assists while serving as the linchpin for a breakneck offense that attacked the paint and punished Toronto in transition.

Scottie Barnes led the Raptors with 28 points and seven boards, while Immanuel Quickley chipped in 25 points and six assists. Toronto lost for the sixth time in the past seven games.

Magic 108, Timberwolves 106

Paolo Banchero scored a game-high 23 points on 10-for-20 shooting, and Orlando rallied past host Minnesota.

Franz Wagner finished with 19 points for Orlando, which won its second game in a row. Wendell Carter Jr. posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds.

Rudy Gobert scored 22 points and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Minnesota. Anthony Edwards added 22 points and Karl-Anthony Towns finished with 19.

Warriors 121, Grizzlies 101

Jonathan Kuminga scored at least 20 points for the eighth consecutive game and Golden State opened a five-game road trip by handing Memphis its fourth straight loss.

Kuminga had a game-high 29 points and rookie Brandin Podziemski added 12 points, a season-high 14 assists and seven rebounds for the Warriors, helping spoil the return of the Grizzlies’ Derrick Rose, who had been out since Jan. 2 with a hamstring injury.

Rose finished with 12 points and four assists in 16 minutes off the bench for Memphis, an injury-ravaged club that was enduring the second night of a back-to-back. Jaren Jackson Jr. had a team-high 27 points for the Grizzlies, who went winless on their three-game homestand.

Thunder 126, Hornets 106

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 31 points to lead host Oklahoma City past Charlotte for its seventh time in the past nine games.

The Thunder, who shot 58.7 percent from the floor in the game, including t 69.2 percent in the first half, led by 35 points early in the fourth before the Hornets closed the gap to 17 with less than three minutes remaining.

Chet Holmgren had 16 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks for Oklahoma City. Brandon Miller led the Hornets, who have lost six straight games, with 28 points, while Bryce McGowens added 15. They were without LaMelo Ball for the fourth consecutive game due to right ankle soreness.

Pelicans 114, Spurs 113

Zion Williamson powered his way to 33 points, including two key baskets in the final minute, as visiting New Orleans outlasted San Antonio.

CJ McCollum finished with 21 points for New Orleans, while Brandon Ingram had 19 points and six assists and Jonas Valanciunas hit for 18 points.

Devin Vassell led the Spurs with 28 points. Jones added 20, Victor Wembanyama had 16 points and 14 rebounds and Sochan racked up 15 points and 16 rebounds for San Antonio.

HOCKEY NEWS

CONNOR MCDAVID POCKETS $1 MILLION FOR ALL-STAR SKILLS VICTORY

Connor McDavid won the NHL All-Star Skills Challenge on Friday night in Toronto, the fourth time he has won the event in the past seven years.

McDavid took home the $1 million prize after winning the Fastest Skater, Stick Handling and the Accuracy Shooting competitions in the opening round, and then winning the Obstacle Course in the final round.

“It’s special to go up against these guys out there,” McDavid said. “Twelve of the best hockey players in the world.”

McDavid won the Fastest Skater with a time of 13.408 seconds, beating Mathew Barzal of the New York Islanders (13.519). Quinn Hughes of the Vancouver Canucks (14.088) edged out Cale Makar of the Colorado Avalanche for third (14.089).

McDavid last won the event in 2018.

“It’s been a while since I won a Fastest Skater. A couple years ago, I didn’t even win in Edmonton,” McDavid said. “It feels good to win. Obviously, we’re all competitive out here, competing, having fun, just happy.”

David Pastrnak of the Boston Bruins went last in the One-Timer competition and appeared to have won the event on his final shot, but the points were taken back and the title went to Nathan MacKinnon of the Colorado Avalanche.

Elias Pettersson of the Canucks won the Passing Challenge over Makar and Barzal.

Makar, the only defenseman in the Hardest Shot competition, won the event with a slap shot clocked at 102.56 mph, edging out J.T. Miller (102.34).

Pettersson fell during the Stick Handling competition, which hurt his overall chances.

McDavid also won the stick handling competition, an event he suggested to NHL officials. Barzal finished second and William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs slipped into third.

McDavid hit all four targets in just four shots to win the Accuracy Shooting competition.

Eight skaters moved on to the second round and Nylander won the One-on-One competition. He chose to shoot against Los Angeles Kings goalie Cam Talbot and tallied nine points.

Avalanche goalie Alexandar Georgiev stopped all nine shots by McDavid to win a $100,000 bonus for the most saves in the event.

McDavid sped through the obstacle course to edge out Makar to win that event.

NHL ANNOUNCES PLANS TO SEND PLAYERS BACK TO THE OLYMPICS IN 2026 AND 2030 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2014

TORONTO (AP) — NHL players are returning to the Olympics for the first time in more than a decade.

The world’s top hockey league will allow its players to participate in the Games in 2026 in Milan and in 2030 under an agreement announced Friday by the NHL, the NHL Players’ Association, International Ice Hockey Federation and the IOC.

NHL players have not been at the Olympics since 2014 in Sochi.

“We know how important international competition is to our players,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said.

“We made it,” IIHF president Luc Tardif added. “That’s two years work and more intense the last six months.”

Milan, barring another unforeseen circumstance like the pandemic that caused players to miss Beijing in 2022, will be the first Olympic opportunity for a generation of stars, led by Canadians Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon and Cale Makar and Americans Auston Matthews, Jack Eichel and Adam Fox. It could allow McDavid, Sidney Crosby and Connor Bedard to be on the same team in a tournament with a gold medal at stake.

“Extremely badly want to play in the Olympics,” McDavid said Thursday. “I’ve been hopeful about that. I think everybody knows where I stand. … All these guys that haven’t had a chance to represent their country at a best on best, I think it’s something that we’re all hungry to do.”

The NHL paused its season for the Olympics five times from 1998 through 2014, and most of the players now in the league grew up expecting to play on that stage. Disagreements over who would pay for insurance and travel costs, the time difference between South Korea and North America were cited as factors in the NHL passing on Pyeongchang in 2018.

Pandemic-related scheduling issues scuttled plans to send players to Beijing. As recently as this past fall, U.S. defenseman Charlie McAvoy said he was still upset about not being able to play in the 2022 Olympics.

“That one took a while to get over,” McAvoy said. “You’re picking sizes for your Ralph Lauren outfit to walk around in the opening ceremonies. That stuff got real. It got really real. And you internalize it. It works as motivation. You want to be a part of that, and then you just lose it in a matter of seconds.”

The upcoming international calendar is also expected to include a four-nation tournament involving the U.S., Canada, Sweden and Finland next year.

Hockey has not had a “best vs. best” international competition since the World Cup in 2016, when McDavid, MacKinnon, Matthews and Eichel played on the age 23 and under Team North America — not Canada or the U.S. There hasn’t been a World Cup since, with Russia’s war in Ukraine contributing to not being able to pull something together that would have been played this month.

Finally, the Olympics are back on the schedule for the world’s top players.

“For years, the players have embraced the opportunity to compete for Olympic gold,” NHLPA executive director Marty Walsh said. “We are excited that today’s announcement makes it a certainty for our members in the 2026 and 2030 Olympic Winter Games.”

McDavid, a three-time NHL MVP and widely considered the best hockey player in the world, has been one of the most vocal players pushing for an Olympic return.

“I feel like it’s super important for hockey to go back,” McDavid said. “Talking about growing the game, doing all these things well, you got to have the best on best, play on the biggest stage in sport, and that’s the Olympics.”

The mini international tournament set to take place a year from now — one that leaves out Germany’s Leon Draisaitl, Czechia’s David Pastrnak, Switzerland’s Roman Josi and every Russian player — could serve as a bit of an Olympic preview for the U.S., Canada, Sweden and Finland.

It remains to be seen if Russia will be allowed to participate in 2026. The IOC is allowing individual athletes from the country to compete under a neutral flag but banned Russians from team competitions at the 2024 Games in Paris.

The Russians — playing as the Olympic Athletes from Russia — took home Olympic gold in 2018 with a stacked roster including former Detroit Red Wings winger Pavel Datsyuk and current Minnesota Wild All-Star Kirill Kaprizov. Finland is now the defending Olympic champion after winning in Beijing.

“It’s always been my dream and my goal to someday play in Olympics,” Finland’s Sebastian Aho said. “I grew up playing with them on the junior national team, so it would be very special to try a tournament with those guys and play hockey when it’s best on best.”

WINNIPEG JETS ACQUIRE CENTER SEAN MONAHAN IN A TRADE WITH THE MONTREAL CANADIENS

TORONTO (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets acquired Sean Monahan in a trade Friday with the Montreal Canadiens, giving one of the top Stanley Cup contenders in the Western Conference more depth at center for a potential playoff run.

Winnipeg sent its 2024 first-round pick and a conditional third-rounder in 2027 to Montreal for the pending free agent.

Acquiring Monahan gives the Jets an elite one-two punch down the middle, after Mark Scheifele. With captain Adam Lowry and Vladislav Namestnikov already on the roster, the Jets look to have the centers to compete with anyone in the NHL.

It fills an important need because the Jets have struggled since Scheifele suffered an lower-body injury. After being atop the league in mid-January, they’ve lost four of six games without Schefiele, whose return date is unknown.

Enter Monahan, a 29-year-old veteran of 760 regular-season and playoff games over 11 seasons in the league with Calgary and Montreal. He has 35 points in 49 games this season with the rebuilding Canadiens.

SLUMPING KINGS FIRE HEAD COACH TODD MCLELLAN

The slumping Los Angeles Kings fired head coach Todd McLellan on Friday.

The Kings won only three of their last 17 games (3-8-6) before the current NHL All-Star break.

Assistant coach Jim Hiller was named the interim coach for the rest of the season.

McLellan, 56, joined Los Angeles in 2019-20 and was 164-130-44 in four-plus seasons.

“We want to thank Todd for his hard work and dedication to the organization,” Kings general manager Rob Blake said in a statement. “He has done a tremendous job in moving us forward and making a positive impact on our group and in our community. This was not an easy decision, but we felt the change was necessary at this time.

“Jim is a well-respected member of our staff who is familiar with our players. We are confident in his ability to lead our team effectively during this pivotal time.”

The Kings (23-15-10, 56 points) are in fourth place in the Pacific Division and seventh in the Western Conference.

McLellan has a career record of 598-412-134 in parts of 16 seasons behind the bench with the San Jose Sharks (2008-15), Edmonton Oilers (2015-18) and Kings.

Hiller, 54, joined the Kings in July 2022 after stints as an assistant coach with the New York Islanders (2019-22), Toronto Maple Leafs (2015-19) and Detroit Red Wings (2014-15).

BASEBALL NEWS

LOS ANGELES ANGELS BEAT JOSÉ SUAREZ IN SALARY ARBITRATION

Left-hander José Suarez lost to the Los Angeles Angels in salary arbitration on Friday, giving teams a 2-0 advantage in decisions this year.

Suarez was awarded

Suarez was awarded a $925,000 salary rather than his $1.35 million request by Joshua Gordon, Walt De Treux and Howard Edelman, who heard the case a day earlier.

The 26-year-old Suarez was 1-3 with an 8.29 ERA in seven starts and four relief appearances, earning $750,000. He was sidelined between May 7 and Sept. 13 by a strained left shoulder.

Miami outfielder Jazz Chisholm Jr. lost a day earlier and will earn $2,625,000 rather than $2.9 million. Decisions are pending involving Baltimore outfielder Austin Hays and Orioles reliever Jacob Webb.

YANKEES TO PLAY PAIR OF SPLIT-SQUAD EXHIBITIONS IN MEXICO CITY

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees will play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Mexican team Diablos Rojos at Mexico City’s Alfredo Harp Helú Stadium on March 24 and 25.

New York also has spring training games against Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Florida, on March 24 and against the New York Mets at Tampa, Florida, on March 25.

The Yankees then open their season at Houston on March 28. The team announced the Mexico trip on Friday.

The Diablos Rojos start their season on April 11.

The Yankees will be playing in Mexico City for the first time since March 1968, when they split a two-game exhibition series with the Diablos Rojos.

GIANTS TRADE STRIPLING TO ATHLETICS

The Oakland Athletics acquired veteran right-hander Ross Stripling and cash from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor-league outfielder Jonah Cox, the teams announced Friday.

Stripling, 34, endured a rough 2023 campaign after joining the Giants in free agency. He put up a 5.36 ERA, 5.21 FIP, and 1.35 WHIP along with a 7.1 K/9 rate in only 89 innings while battling injuries all year. Although he was signed to be a starter, the combination of injuries and his poor performance when healthy bumped him to the bullpen down the stretch.

Stripling opted into the final year of his $25-million contract early in the offseason. He’ll earn $12.5 million in 2024. It’s unclear how much of that money will be paid by the Giants.

Stripling gives the rebuilding A’s a veteran arm who can pitch in multiple roles to help anchor their young pitching staff. If he’s able to bounce back in 2024, Oakland could potentially turn him into additional prospects at this year’s trade deadline.

Cox, the prospect heading to San Francisco, was the Athletics’ sixth-round pick out of Oral Roberts in last July’s draft. The 22-year-old hit .287/.366/.403 with two homers, 15 RBIs, and 20 stolen bases in 35 games across two minor-league levels last summer. He’s primarily played center field as a pro but also saw some time in left.

Oakland also announced the signing of left-hander Alex Wood, who was Stripling’s teammate in San Francisco last season, to a one-year contract. Financial terms of Wood’s deal were not disclosed.

REPORTS: METS SIGNING RELIEVER SHINTARO FUJINAMI

The New York Mets reached an agreement with free agent right-hander Shintaro Fujinami, per multiple reports Friday.

MLB Network said the 29-year-old Japan international will earn $3.35 million plus up to $850,000 in incentives.

A three-time All-Star in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league, Fujinami split his first season in the majors in 2023 with the Oakland Athletics and Baltimore Orioles.

He went 7-8 with a 7.18 ERA in 64 appearances (seven starts), striking out 83 batters and walking 45 in 79 innings of work.

Used exclusively in the Baltimore bullpen, Fujinami went 2-0 with two saves and a 4.85 ERA in 30 games after being acquired in a July 19 trade.

REPORTS: RHP KEYNAN MIDDLETON SET TO SIGN WITH CARDS

Free agent reliever Keynan Middleton and the St. Louis Cardinals agreed to contract terms pending a physical, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday.

The 30-year-old right-hander began last season with the Chicago White Sox, then was dealt to the New York Yankees at the Aug. 1 trade deadline in exchange for minor league right-hander Juan Carela.

He had no decisions and a 1.88 ERA in 12 appearances for New York, capping a season in which he went 2-2 with two saves and a 3.38 ERA in 51 outings.

Middleton is headed to his sixth team as he enters his eighth major league season.

He broke into the majors with the Angels in 2017, then logged a career-best six saves for Los Angeles the following year. Middleton spent one season apiece with the Seattle Mariners (2021) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (2022) before signing a minor league deal with the White Sox last January.

The Cardinals’ top ninth-inning options last season, Ryan Helsley (14 saves) and Giovanny Gallegos (10 saves), remain with the club.

GOLF NEWS

SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER JOINS THREE-WAY LEAD AT PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM

World No. 1 Scottie Scheffler fired an 8-under 64 and Swedish up-and-comer Ludvig Aberg shot a 7-under 65 to tie Belgium’s Thomas Detry for the second-round lead at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Friday in Pebble Beach, Calif.

Scheffler, Aberg and Detry are 11-under 133 through two rounds, one stroke ahead of Patrick Cantlay. All three leaders played Pebble Beach Golf Links for their second round.

The 80 players in the signature event’s field are playing one round apiece at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Spyglass Hill Golf Course to open the tournament. They will proceed to Pebble Beach for the weekend rounds without a 36-hole cut as they vie for shares of a $20 million purse.

While 18-hole leader Detry settled for a 70 at Pebble Beach on Friday, Scheffler stayed bogey-free and rolled in his seventh and eighth birdies of the day on the 17th and 18th holes. His 7 1/2-footer pushed him to 11 under as the day ended.

Aberg’s highlight was a 35 1/2-foot lag putt from off the green for eagle at the par-5 second hole. The 24-year-old Ryder Cup star added five birdies and also kept any blemishes off his card.

Cantlay finished his round at Pebble Beach with 11 straight pars to stay at 10 under. That kept him one shot ahead of Justin Thomas (67, Pebble), Argentina’s Emiliano Grillo (69, Pebble) and France’s Matthieu Pavon (70, Spyglass Hill), who are knotted at 9 under.

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INDIANA PACERS

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GAME REWIND: PACERS 122, KINGS 133

The undermanned Pacers — playing on the second night of a back-to-back — didn’t have enough firepower to keep up with the Sacramento Kings on Friday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Indiana (27-23) turned the ball over 22 times in a 133-122 loss to Sacramento (28-19), the third straight loss for the Blue & Gold this week after they won three straight to close out last week.

The Pacers fell to the Kings despite a productive night from second-year guard Bennedict Mathurin, who led all scorers with 31 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and two steals while going 10-for-14 from the field and 9-for-10 from the free throw line.

But four Kings topped 20 points, with former Pacers All-Star big man Domantas Sabonis leading the way with 26 points, 12 rebounds, and seven assists and De’Aaron Fox adding 25 points, three assists, and six steals.

“We didn’t do a good job of containment,” Pacers head coach Rick Carlisle said. “They got to the paint a lot. They made it their kind of game more than we made it our kind of game.”

The Pacers without their top two centers on Friday, with starter Myles Turner and backup Jalen Smith unavailable due to back spasms. They also took an unorthodox approach with All-Star point guard Tyrese Haliburton, electing to bring him off the bench as they continue to monitor his minutes as he works his way back from a left hamstring strain that sidelined him for 10 of 11 contests.

Haliburton sat out the entire first quarter, but logged 21 minutes over the final three, finishing with 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting (1-of-3 from 3-point range), three rebounds, three assists, and two steals.

Even without Haliburton in the starting lineup, the Pacers’ offense got off to a fast start on Friday night. The Blue & Gold hit 10 of their first 13 shots, with Mathurin scoring eight early points on 4-of-5 shooting.

The hosts hardly cooled off in the opening frame. Buddy Hield came off the bench and scored eight points in the final two minutes of the quarter and Indiana went 17-for-24 (70.8 percent) from the field.

The Kings were nearly as good, however, with De’Aaron Fox’s 11 points pacing a 16-for-24 (66.7 percent) performance.

The Pacers took a 39-38 lead into the second quarter.

After sitting out the first quarter, Haliburton was on the floor to start the second. He made his first two shots, converting a fadeaway jumper from the right wing at 10:48, then banking in a one-hand runner 34 seconds later.

Sacramento then reeled off 10 unanswered points over the next two minutes to open up a 53-47 lead. Indiana scored the next five points, but the Kings rebutted with another 6-0 spurt.

The visitors remained in front for the remainder of the half. Domantas Sabonis’ layup stretched the lead to 71-60 with 56.8 seconds remaining before halftime, but the Blue & Gold scored the final four points of the half to make it a seven-point game at the intermission.

The Kings opened the second half with a 7-0 burst as Indiana went scoreless on its first seven possessions of the third quarter.

Pascal Siakam eventually broke the drought with a 3-pointer off a kick out from Mathurin with 8:11 remaining in the frame. Siakam scored seven of Indiana’s first eight points and was the only Pacer to make a field goal in the first eight minutes of the third quarter.

The Blue & Gold went 4-for-14 from the field and committed seven turnovers over the first 10 minutes of the frame.

Sacramento took advantage of Indiana’s offensive struggles, building the lead up as high as 18 points at 96-78 following Malik Monk’s jumper with 1:56 remaining in the quarter.

The Pacers finally found a little life on the offensive end, with Hield converting a layup at 1:40, Haliburton knocking down a three off an offensive rebound at 1:18, and rookie Ben Sheppard drilling a corner three with 36 seconds left.

Trey Lyles’ 3-pointer with 17.6 seconds remaining in the quarter ended that 8-0 run, but on the other end, Haliburton converted a runner just before the buzzer to trim Indiana’s deficit to 99-88 entering the fourth quarter.

The visitors opened the final frame with a 7-2 run to push the lead back to 16. The Pacers slowly chipped away at the deficit, pulling back within single digits following Hield’s 3-pointer with 6:02 to play that made it 112-103.

But they were never able to get within two possessions of the lead, as Sabonis, Fox, and company made enough plays down the stretch to thwart any comeback aspirations.

“We’ve just got to have more urgency at the beginning, which we didn’t really have,” Siakam said after the loss. “Too many times where they were out there just getting layups after layups and then we had a lot turnovers. That’s just not us. Pretty tough when we’re playing like that.”

Five Pacers reached double figures in the loss. Siakam finished with 22 points on 10-of-16 shooting, six rebounds, and two steals. Hield tallied 17 points off the bench to go along with four boards, three assists, and two steals, while Isaiah Jackson added 10 points, eight rebounds, and two steals.

Monk registered 23 points off the bench on 9-of-14 shooting, five rebounds, and six assists. Harrison Barnes added 22 points and three steals while going 4-for-7 from 3-point range.

The Pacers will travel to Charlotte on Sunday before returning to Indianapolis next week to host Houston and Golden State, the Blue & Gold’s final two home games before the All-Star break.

“It’s obviously a challenge, a tough time of the year for anybody,” Haliburton said. “It feels like everybody’s just trying to get to All-Star, but we’ve got to do a better job of handling games the right way and finishing going into All-Star the right way. You want to be playing your best basketball and have a good feeling about it when you come back…We’ve got (six) more games until All-Star. (We need to) handle those the right way.”

Inside the Numbers

The Kings shot 56.7 percent from the field and went 13-for-34 (38.2 percent) from 3-point range, while the Pacers shot 54.1 percent and were 10-for-29 (34.5 percent) from beyond the arc.

Mathurin reached 30 points for the fifth time in his career and the third time this season. His 10 free throw attempts matched his season high. He returned to the lineup after missing the previous two games with a right great toe sprain, his first two missed games this season.

Siakam has surpassed 20 points in five of nine games since joining the Pacers from Toronto via trade.

Hield’s 17 points were his most in his last seven games. He had scored three points or fewer in four of his previous six contests and had gone 7-for-25 from 3-point range over that span before going 3-for-8 from beyond the arc on Friday.

Haliburton entered the night leading the NBA in assists at 12.3 per game, but had a season-low one assist against five turnovers on Friday.

You Can Quote Me On That

“It’s something we talked about last night with him. He was in favor of having the ability to finish the game…Tonight it was a shift. Not an easy thing to do, obviously. But being at home, having the ability to use the practice court to stay warm and be ready to jump into the game, those were positives. That was the decision. The is that as we move along here, the minutes levels increase and all this can fade away.” -Carlisle on Haliburton coming off the bench

“The last two games, I felt like if I finished the game, we’d have a better chance to win. Just wanted to figure out what was the best way for me to do that and this is what we came to a conclusion with.” -Haliburton on coming off the bench

“NBA players are men, not machines. As great as Tyrese is with ball security, there’s going to be some nights where it’s rough. Being in a totally different situation starting the second quarter certainly contributes to that.” -Carlisle on Haliburton’s turnovers

“I’m not going to use (the minutes restriction) as an excuse. I just had a poor game. It comes with the territory. It happens throughout the course of 82 (games). You live (with) it, you learn, you move on. I’ve just got to do a better job taking care of the ball. That was the biggest thing. Usually it makes sense we have a lot of assists when I have a lot of assists, so it probably makes sense we have a lot of turnovers when I have a lot of turnovers.” -Haliburton on his performance

“He’s a scorer. My job is to guide him to becoming a winning, championship habits type player that can play with any group, who can find his opportunities to score the ball within the flow of the team. He was really important to us tonight in the beginning because we were struggling and he was the only guy that could get anything going.” -Carlisle on Mathurin

“My shots (were) going in. I wasn’t trying to really force it. I was going pretty well.” -Mathurin on his big offensive night

“I think that balance, that’s where I’ve got really figure when to be really, really assertive and really, really aggressive and when to just kind of blend in with the team. Because at the end of the day, I’m still the All-NBA, All-Star player on the team so I have to be able to find ways to impact the game in that game.” -Siakam on trying to learn how to fit in alongside his new teammates

Stat of the Night

The Pacers’ 22 turnovers on Friday were their second-most in a game this season trailing only their 25 giveaways on Jan. 12 in Atlanta. The Kings outscored Indiana 31-18 in points off turnovers.

Noteworthy

The Pacers and Kings split the season series, with the road team prevailing in both meetings (Indiana won 126-121 on Jan. 18 in Sacramento).

Indiana is just 2-8 on the season when playing on the second night of a back-to-back.

Mathurin surpassed 2,000 career points on Friday, while Jackson reached 1,000 career points.

McConnell started for the fourth time this season after not playing in the past three games. His missed Sunday’s game against Memphis for personal reasons, was unavailable on Tuesday in Boston due to illness, and was active but did not enter the game on Thursday in New York. He finished with nine points, seven assists, and two steals in 23 minutes on Friday.

Pacers forward Aaron Nesmith fouled out with 1:46 remaining and finished with six points, four rebounds, and two assists in 27 minutes.

Colts head coach Shane Steichen “revved up” the crowd at the start of Friday’s game.

Up Next

The Pacers travel to Charlotte to take on Brandon Miller and the Hornets on Sunday, Feb. 4 at 6:00 PM ET.

INDY FUEL

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FUEL CLAIM FIRST WIN IN NEWFOUNDLAND

NEWFOUNDLAND- The Fuel visited Newfoundland for the first time ever to kick off a three game set against the Growlers on Friday night. After a close game for two periods, the Fuel came away with the 5-3 win.

1ST PERIOD

Both teams had speed and some great opportunities to start the period but it was the Growlers with a power play opportunity first at 7:09 after a tripping call on Indy’s Victor Hadfield.

The Fuel killed that off before heading to the penalty kill again after a slashing minor on Bryan Lemos which they also killed off.

At 17:24, Indy struck first with a goal by Zach Jordan assisted by Brett Bulmer to put the Fuel up 1-0 before time expired on the period.

Newfoundland was outshooting Indy by the end of the first frame, 13-12.

2ND PERIOD

Just three minutes into the second period, Indy got their first power play of the game with a hooking call on Todd Skirving but the Growlers killed it off.

At 8:33, DJ King tipped in a shot by Kyle Maksimovich to make it 2-0 Fuel. The goal was reviewed for goaltender interference but after a quick look, it remained a good goal.

At 11:45, Colin Bilek took a roughing penalty after things began getting heated between both teams. The Fuel killed off that penalty.

Things settled down until 15:35 when the Fuel went back to the power play after a slashing call on Tyler Weiss, however the Growlers killed it off.

It was Weiss who scored for Newfoundland at 18:20 to make it 2-1 towards the end of the period.

Indy’s Chase Lang took a cross checking penalty at 19:47 that would carry over into the third frame, after things got heated between both teams as the period closed.

3RD PERIOD

Still on the power play, Newfoundland’s Jackson Berezowski scored to tie the game 2-2 at 1:02 of the third period.

At 5:14, Fuel captain Seamus Malone scored to put Indy up again. That goal was assisted by MacDougall with his second assist of the night.

Less than a minute later, Chase Carter was called for interference but at 6:25, Cam Hillis also took a penalty for slashing forcing some 4-on-4 hockey; however all penalties were killed off.

At 16:06, Isaac Johnson made things interesting by tying the game at 3-3 with less than four minutes to go however, just 42 seconds later, Cam Hillis scored to put the Fuel up again. Kyle Maksimovich and Jon Martin had assists on the goal.

After taking a timeout, Newfoundland pulled their goaltender in favor of the extra skater and Indy’s Brett Bulmer found the back of the empty net at 19:13 to close out the game, 5-3. Jordan claimed his second point of the night with the lone assist.

The Indy Fuel are back in action at Indiana Farmers Coliseum on February 8, 2024 against the Atlanta Gladiators for Thirsty Thursday.

INDIANA FOOTBALL

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SPRING GAME SLATED FOR APRIL 18

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana football program has announced the date and time for the IU Football Spring Game. First-year head coach Curt Cignetti will lead the Hoosiers onto the field for an 8 p.m. start on Thursday, April 18 inside Memorial Stadium.

Complete details will be announced at a later time. The team will begin warm-ups at 7:30 p.m.

Cignetti named the 30th head coach in program history on Nov. 30, 2023 and quickly built a coaching staff that helped Indiana land 33 commits during the early signing period. Of the 33 signees during the early period, 23 will arrive on campus for the spring semester. Along with the 16 transfers, freshmen Tyler Cherry (Greenwood, Ind.), Dontrae Henderson (Charlotte, N.C.), Brody Kosin (Davisburg, Mich.), Mario Landino (Macungie, Pa.), Daniel Ndukwe (Lithonia, Ga.) and Josh Philostin (Palm Beach, Fla.) are enrolled in classes and will participate in spring practice.

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL

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INDIANA BASKETBALL GAME NOTES – GAME 22 VS. PENN STATE

Opening Tip

• Indiana University continues Big Ten play in its 124th season of competition in men’s basketball with a matinee matchup against Penn State at noon ET on Saturday Feb. 3. The game will carry an FS1 broadcast.

• The Nittany Lions (10-11, 4-6), led by first-year head coach Mike Rhoades, are coming off a 61-46 road victory at Rutgers on Jan. 31. Senior guard Ace Baldwin Jr. led the way with 15 points, 10 assists, and five steals while playing the full 40 minutes.

• Sophomore guard Kanye Clary, who missed the Rutgers game, leads PSU in scoring at 18.4 points per game. He is shooting 37.8% (28-of-74) from the 3-point line and 82.8% (72-of-87) from the free throw line.

• Baldwin, a transfer from VCU, scores 13.2 points per night to go along with 5.0 assists and a Big Ten-leading 2.9 steals. Fifth-year senior forward Qudus Wahab, a two-time transfer from Georgetown and Maryland, adds 9.2 points per outing to pair with a team-best 8.0 rebounds.

Game Information

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 • Noon ET

Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) • Bloomington, Ind.

TV: FS1 (Matt Schumacker, Stephen Bardo)

Radio: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Errek Suhr, John Herrick)

Series History: Indiana leads, 42-15

Last Meeting: PSU 77, IU 73 on March 11, 2023, in Chicago

Series History

• Indiana holds a series advantage of 42-15 against Penn State. The Nittany Lions swept the two-game set last season with an 85-66 win at the Bryce Jordan Center during the regular season and a 77-73 result in the semifinals of the 2023 Big Ten Tournament.

• Trayce Jackson-Davis averaged 19.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists, and 1.5 blocks per game in the two contests against the Nittany Lions last season.

• Indiana has won each of the last six meetings between the two programs played in Bloomington dating back to a 76-73 result on Jan. 13, 2015. IU has won 14 of the last 20 games overall in the series.

Last Time Out

• Senior guard Anthony Leal posted career highs in points (13), rebounds (7), made field goals (4), made 3-pointers (3), and made free throws (2) to lead Indiana to a 74-68 victory over Iowa at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

• Sophomore center Kel’el Ware returned from an ankle injury to secure a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double to go along with three blocked shots in 35 minutes of run. He is averaging 14.6 points and 10.6 rebounds per game in Big Ten play.

• Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako added 11 points, three rebounds, and two assists.

• Freshman guard Gabe Cupps knocked down the go ahead 3-pointer with 1:26 left in the second half. The shot propelled IU to a 69-68 lead and was the start of a game-ending 8-0 Hoosier run.

Big Man Transformation

• Sophomore center Kel’el Ware, a transfer from Oregon, has upped his scoring (from 6.6 points to 14.7), rebounds (4.1 to 9.4), assists (0.5 to 1.8), and field goal percentage (45.7% to 55.9%) in his second season. He leads the Hoosiers in rebounds and blocks in 31 minutes per game.

• Ware has scored at least 10 points in 15 games this year after producing just eight such games as a rookie. The 7-footer has ripped down at least 10 boards eight times this season, including a career-high 17 at Rutgers (Jan. 9).

• In eight conference games, Ware is averaging 14.6 points on 59.3% (48-of-81) shooting from the floor and 54.5% (6-of-11) from the 3-point line. He is also averaging 10.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per night.

• Ware tallied a career-high 28 points on 12-of-13 shooting from the floor in an 89-76 win over Harvard (Nov. 26) in Indianapolis. The 92.3% shooting split marked the highest by a Hoosier with at least 10 made field goals this century.

Mack Attack

• Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako has made a team-high 28 3-pointers this season, including 20 over his past 10 games. During the month-long stretch he is shooting 20-of-49 (40.8%) from behind the arc and is averaging 12.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

• Mgbako scored a career-best 19 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor against Minnesota (Jan. 12) to go along with four rebounds and two assists. He posted his first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds at No. 10/11 Illinois (Jan. 27).

• The consensus top-10 recruit is averaging 12.2 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in Big Ten play. He has reached double figures in the scoring column in 14 of the last 16 games.

• Among freshmen in the Big Ten, Mgbako is tied for first total points (228) and points per game (10.9), first in free throws made (54), second in made 3-pointers (28), and third in total rebounds (88).

Ware, Leal Power Indiana Over Iowa

• Sophomore center Kel’el Ware returned to the Indiana lineup after a two-game absence (ankle) to post a 23-point, 10-rebound double-double in the 74-68 victory over Iowa on Jan. 30. He added three blocks and two steals in 35 minutes.

• Senior guard Anthony Leal, the 2020 Mr. Indiana Basketball, notched career-highs in points (13), rebounds (7), made field goals (4), and made 3-pointers (3) in 22 minutes off the bench. The Hoosier bench outscored the Hawkeyes by a final tally of 20-4.

• Freshman guard Gabe Cupps knocked down the go ahead 3-pointer with 1:26 left in the second half. The shot began Indiana’s game-ending 8-0 run.

Reneau, Mgbako with Big Games at Illinois

• Sophomore forward Malik Reneau posted a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds in his first start at center this season in Indiana’s 70-62 setback at No. 10/11 Illinois on Jan. 27.

• Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako became the first IU freshman since Trayce Jackson-Davis (March 1, 2020) to secure a double-double in a Big Ten road game. Mgbako notched 12 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.

Double Double, Double Double (CAREER)

Payton Sparks: 22; last vs. Toledo, 3/3/23

Kel’el Ware: 8; last vs. Iowa, 1/30/24

Xavier Johnson: 4; last vs. Arizona, 12/10/22

Anthony Walker: 4; last at Clemson, 2/27/21

Mackenzie Mgbako: 1; at Illinois, 1/27/24

Malik Reneau: 1; vs. Kennesaw State, 12/29/23

Twenty Piece (CAREER)

Xavier Johnson: 21; last vs. North Carolina, 11/30/22

Payton Sparks: 9; last vs. Ohio, 3/9/23

Malik Reneau: 5; last at Illinois, 1/27/24

Kel’el Ware: 5; last vs. Iowa, 1/30/24

Trey Galloway: 2; last vs. Kansas, 12/16/23

PURDUE WOMEN’S TENNIS

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PURDUE SET TO BATTLE TULSA IN ROAD MATCH

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s tennis team will continue their campaign on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Tulsa, Okla. The Boilermakers are set to take on the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Purdue hits the road again after the ITA Kickoff Weekend where the team went 1-1. No. 113 Carmen Gallardo Guevara and Kennedy Gibbs remain undefeated in singles play this season, both going 5-0. After last weekend, the Boilermakers are now 4-1, falling to Arkansas and defeating Utah. Gibbs clinched the win for Purdue against Utah after defeating Yuhan Liu at No. 3

The University of Tulsa has gone 5-2 so far this campaign, claiming victories over Omaha, Louisiana Tech, Wyoming, Oral Roberts and Central Arkansas. The team has lost the last two matches, falling to Memphis and Ole Miss. The Golden Hurricane has one ranked player, Oleksandra Nahurska, standing at No. 125. In singles play, the fifth-year senior went 9-3 this fall. Tulsa’s roster returns five players and welcomes four newcomers.

MATCH INFORMATION:

Purdue (4-1) vs. Tulsa (5-2)

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Saturday, Feb. 3 | 11:30 a.m.

Boiler Notes:

• Purdue beat Tulsa 4-3 in the pair’s most recent dual on Feb. 5, 2023.

• Tulsa currently leads the Boilermakers in the all-time series record of 3-5.

• Purdue’s Carmen Gallardo Guevara is currently ranked No. 113 in ITA singles rankings.

• Csilla Fodor ranks eighth in Boilermaker women’s tennis history for most career singles victories with 75 wins.

• Sophomore Kennedy Gibbs has gone 16-1 this season, including both fall and spring matches.

• At No. 3, Tulsa’s doubles team of Ana Naranjo Martinez/Tayla Wilmot has earned a 6-1 record this spring campaign.

• No. 125 Oleksandra Nahurska is currently Tulsa’s only ranked player.

INDIANA TRACK

FIVE PODIUM FINISHES, 15 PERSONAL BESTS BEGIN DAY ONE AT MEYO INVITATIONAL

SOUTH BEND, Ind. –  Indiana track and field showed out in day one of the Meyo Invitational with a combined five podium finishes and 15 personal bests.

In the pole vault, Nathan Stone earned the first podium finish after he achieved a personal best with a jump of 5.50m/18-00.50 over the bar to place third.

The sprinters had a successful day and great start to the weekend with eight personal bests.

Freshmen Symone Adams and Kristina Vincic achieved faster times in both the 60 and 200 meters. Vincic placed in the top-10 in today’s qualifying rounds in the 60 meters to advance to the semifinals tomorrow.

Ray Brodie placed in the top-three in the 60-meter qualifying round to also advance to the semifinals.

Kenisha Phillips claimed the 200-meter title with a season best time of 23.88.

On the men’s side, Antonio Laidler took second with a solid time of 21.21. Novo Onovwerosuoke earned a personal best time of 22.04 while Vincente Graiani ran his first 200 clocking in at 22.12.

The distance squad wrapped up day one with five personal bests in the 5000 meters.

Katelyn Winton ran a great race with a time of 17:00.12. Tori Schmidt also had a strong finish as she cut her time down by 18 seconds, 17:14.74.

Up next, the Hoosiers will compete on day two of the Meyo Invitational with the 3000 meters at 10 a.m. ET.

Meyo Invitational: February 2nd 

Time      Event: Athletes

Long Jump (M)

               5. Max Grangier: 6.45m/21-02.00

7. Garrett Messer: 6.37m/20-10.75 | Personal Best

Pole Vault (M)    3. Nathan Stone: 5.50m/18-00.50 | Personal Best

7. Tyler Carrel: 5.05m/16-06.75

T9. Riley Johnston: 4.90m/16-00.75

60mH (W): Qualifying     7. Olivia Gee: 8.85

60 Meters (W): Qualifying             8. Kristina Vincic: 7.73 | Personal Best

12. Symone Adams: 7.81 | Personal Best

60 Meters (M): Qualifying             3. Ray Brodie: 6.93 | Personal Best

600 Meters (W) 4. Ryann Parrish: 1:34.68| Personal Best

600 Meters (M)  14. Nico Colchico: 1:22.67

200 Meters (W) 1. Kenisha Phillips: 23.88

13. Symone Adams: 25.11 | Personal Best

15. Kristina Vincic: 25.14 | Personal Best

22. Olivia Gee: 25.60

30. Kylee Poulton: 26.11

200 Meters (M)  2. Antonio Laidler: 21.21

8. John Colquitt: 22.02

9. Novo Onovwerosuoke: 22.04 | Personal Best

11. Vincente Graiani: 22.12 | Personal Best

12. Ray Brodie: 22.20

15. Gage Pratt: 22.35

17. Trelee Banks: 22.56

5000 Meters (W)              11. Katelyn Winton: 17:00.13 | Personal Best

15. Tori Schmidt: 17:14.74 | Personal Best

5000 Meters (M)              2. Garrett Hicks: 14:23.54 | Personal Best

3. Brayden Henkle: 14:24.97 | Personal Best

42. Cole Raymond: 15:17.52 | Personal Best

INDIANA SWIMMING

NO. 6/9 INDIANA PRODUCES PERFECT PUNCTUATION TO DUAL MEET SEASON

Men Cruise, Women Set Three Program Standards to Defeat Ranked Foes

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 6/9 Indiana men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will both head into championship season undefeated at 8-0 in dual meets after statement victories against No. 15/8 Louisville and No. 22/14 Wisconsin on Friday (Feb. 2) inside the Counsilman-Billingsley Aquatic Center.

Notably, the No. 9-ranked IU women upset No. 8 Louisville 181-119 and soundly took care of Wisconsin 205-95. The Hoosier women set three program records and won 10 events – including both relays – to clinch their first undefeated dual meet season since 2006-07 (5-0).

“We’ve been working really hard, and this is the best group of people,” IU head swimming coach Ray Looze said. “It’s a really tight team. They have each other’s back, and it’s starting to permeate into the results in a positive and stubborn way. That’s nice to see.”

The Hoosiers were once again dominant on the diving boards, sweeping the springboards. IU’s women had the top three finishers on both boards, with Anne Fowler continuing her late run of exceptional diving by completing the double. On the 1-meter board, Fowler’s 328.43 placed above of freshman teammate Ella Rosselli’s 303.00 and junior Skyler Liu’s 296.48. Hoosiers had the top four scores on the women’s 3-meter, led by Fowler’s 381.45, Liu’s 349.80, freshman Lily Witte’s 318.23 and Rossellis’ 317.18.

“We swept both boards, and, as normal, Anne Fowler was awesome,” assistant diving coach Eric Best said. “Anne was just dialed-in and diving great. I think we’re in a really good position going into the postseason.”

Despite missing juniors Carson Tyler and Quinn Henninger to World Aquatics Championships competition, Indiana’s male divers also completed the double via sophomore Maxwell Weinrich. Weinrich had personal bests on each board, a 388.13 on 1-meter and 428.93 on 3-meter.

“Max lit it up on both boards with two personal bests,” Best said. “The inward 3 1/2 that he did was absolutely amazing, somewhere around 80 or 90 points. It was just a huge meet for Max.”

Indiana set the tone in the first event of the day, the 200-yard medley relay. Juniors Kacey McKenna and Brearna Crawford, sophomore Chiok Sze Yeo and senior Ashley Turak posted a 1:35.86 as Turak out-touched Louisville’s Gabi Albiero by two hundredths. McKenna’s 23.93 leadoff was the difference as the Cardinals made up ground on each of the final three legs. Senior Brendan Burns (21.49 split), junior Finn Brooks (22.62), and seniors Tomer Frankel (19.74) and Gavin Wight (19.03) had no issues in the men’s event, setting the fourth-best time in the country this season.

Junior Ching Hwee Gan kept IU’s momentum going in the 1,000-yard freestyle, winning by 71 hundredths in 9:30.07 – the No. 3-best time nationally. Her mark also beat her own program record (9:30.71) previously set during her silver medal performance at the 2023 NCAA Championships. Gan was steady, with all 20 splits sitting beneath 29 seconds including a 27.34 final 50 yards. The junior from Singapore would close strong in the 500 free as well, her 26.56 final 50 good enough to catch Wisconsin’s Abby Carlson – the reigning Big Ten Champion and national runner-up – and win in 4:40.30.

IU would go back-to-back women’s events with program records. Fellow junior Anna Peplowksi may have posted the time of the meet with a 1:42.20 in the 200-yard freestyle. That time would have won the NCAA title last season and ranks No. 3 this season. Peplowski now owns the top five times in program history.

The Hoosiers would string together four consecutive event victories, as junior Rafael Miroslaw completed the sweep of the 200 free in 1:32.55, McKenna posted a personal best 51.33 in the women’s 100 back and Burns (45.91) and junior Luke Barr (46.25) managed a 1-2 finish in the corresponding men’s race.

The men would win their next two events as well. Perhaps the most eye-popping men’s time, Brooks won the 100-yard breaststroke in 51.34, the No. 3 time in the nation this season, despite not having raced the individual event since the 2022 CSCAA National Invitational Championship – when he went 56.23. Brooks, however, did split a 52.99 during a relay versus Kentucky, and has since posted 50-yard relay splits of 24.18, 23.12 and 23.02 this season before a personal best 22.62 split during the medley relay Friday. Following Brooks, Burns captured his second of three individual wins in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:40.78.

Sophomore Kristina Paegle got Indiana’s women back in the win column in the 50-yard freestyle, touching in 21.84. Her time marks the No. 3 mark in program history after she set the record at midseason in 21.76.

After falling in the 50-yard freestyle by a tenth of a second, IU’s men would win four of its next five events. In the 100-yard freestyle, Tomer Frankel (42.19) and Gavin Wight (42.96) led the way. The very next event, the 200 back, IU went 1-2 again via Burns (1:40.04) and junior Kai van Westering (1:42.07). Yep continued his season-long success in the 200 breast, winning in 1:53.16, and, in the 100 fly, Brooks (45.67) and Frankel (45.76) again had IU in the top two positions.

Down the stretch, IU’s women earned important wins from Crawford in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:09.73) and fellow junior Anna Freed in the 400 IM, posting a personal-best 4:10.94.

Indiana’s women finished the afternoon emphatically, shattering another program standard in the 400-yard freestyle relay. When only one other swimmer had a split under 48 seconds, three Hoosiers did it to deliver the victory. Peplowski kicked things off in 47.82, giving way to Turak’s 47.91. Louisville took the lead on the third leg, out-splitting senior Ella Ristic 47.86-48.61 – still quicker than all but six opponents – to set up the final leg between two sophomores: UL’s Ella Welch and IU’s Paegle. On this day it could only end one way: Paegle was a second quicker than the Cardinal, dropping the fastest split of the afternoon in 47.03. IU’s quartet beat the program record by 1.02 seconds with a new best time of 3:11.37 – the No. 7 time in the country.

TEAM SCORES

Men

No. 6 Indiana 189, No. 15 Louisville 110

No. 6 Indiana 202, No. 22 Wisconsin 96

Women

No. 9 Indiana 181, No. 8 Louisville 119

No. 9 Indiana 205, No. 14 Wisconsin 95

HOOSIER WINNERS

Men

Finn Brooks – 200 medley relay (1:22.88), 100 breaststroke (51.34), 100 butterfly (45.67)

Brendan Burns – 200 medley relay (1:22.88), 100 backstroke (45.91), 200 butterfly (1:40.78), 200 backstroke (1:40.04)

Tomer Frankel – 200 medley relay (1:22.88), 100 freestyle (42.19)

Rafael Miroslaw – 200 freestyle (1:32.55)

Maxwell Weinrich – 1-meter (388.13), 3-meter (428.93)

Gavin Wight – 200 medley relay (1:22.88)

Jassen Yep – 200 breaststroke (1:53.16)

Women

Brearna Crawford – 200 medley relay (1:35.86), 200 breaststroke (2:09.73)

Anne Fowler – 3-meter (381.45), 1-meter (328.43)

Anna Freed – 400 IM (4:10.94)

Ching Hwee Gan – 1,000 freestyle (9:30.07), 500 freestyle (4:40.30)

Kacey McKenna – 200 medley relay (1:35.86), 100 backstroke (51.33)

Kristina Paegle – 50 freestyle (21.84)

Anna Peplowski – 200 freestyle (1:42.20)

Asshley Turak – 200 medley relay (1:35.86)

Chiok Sze Yeo – 200 medley relay (1:35.86)

NCAA CUTS

A: Men’s 200 medley relay (1:35.86); Women’s 200 medley relay (1:22.88); Anna Peplowski – 200 free (1:42.20).

B: Luke Barr – 100 back (46.25); Finn Brooks – 100 breast (51.34); Brendan Burns – 100 back (45.91), 200 back (1:40.04); 200 fly (1:40.78); Brearna Crawford – 200 breast (2:09.73); Mya DeWitt – 100 back (52.35), 200 back (1:55.75); Katie Forrester – 200 fly (1:57.14); Tomer Frankel – 100 free (42.19); Anna Freed – 200 back (1:55.24), 200 fly (1:56.98); Ching Hwee Gan – 500 free (4:40.30); Lily Hann – 200 fly (1:57.81); Elyse Heiser – 200 free (1:46.37); Mikkel Lee – 50 free (19.46); Josh Matheny – 100 breast (53.50), 200 breast (1:56.54); Kacey McKenna – 100 back (51.33); Rafael Miroslaw – 200 free (1:32.55); Kristina Paegle – 50 free (21.84), 200 free (1:45.46); Anna Peplowski – 200 back (1:54.50); Maxwell Reich – 100 breast (53.31), 200 breast (1:56.18); Ella Ristic – 200 free (1:46.09); Ashley Turak – 50 free (22.17); Kai van Westering – 200 back (1:42.07); Armando Vegas – 200 fly (1:43.37); Ava Whitaker – 200 fly (1:58.13); Gavin Wight – 50 free (19.75), 100 free (42.96); Jassen Yep – 100 breast (52.10), 200 breast (1:53.16)

NCAA ZONE QUALIFYING SCORES

1-meter: Anne Fowler (328.43), Skyler Liu (296.48), Ella Rosselli (303.00), Maxwell Weinrich (388.13)

3-meter: Anne Fowler (381.45), Skyler Liu (349.80), Ella Rosselli (318.23), Maxwell Weinrich (428.93), Lily Witte (318.23)

UP NEXT

Indiana is sending 11 athletes and coaches to Doha, Qatar, to compete in the World Aquatics Championships this month. Domestically, the Hoosiers are also preparing for championship season, starting with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from February 28-March 2.

INDIANA TENNIS

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INDIANA MENS TENNIS TAKES DOWN MARQUETTE FOR A 2-0 FRIDAY

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. –––– Indiana Men’s Tennis kept rolling in the second game of their Friday doubleheader.

Following Indiana’s 5-0 win earlier in the day over Bellarmine, The Hoosiers put together a strong performance in a 6-1 win over Marquette on Friday at the IU Tennis Center.

IU continued its doubles success from the first match into the second match. Ilya Tiraspolsky and Michael Andre earned their second doubles win of the day with a win at No. 1 doubles, 6-1.

Carson Haskins and Jagger Saylor Secured the doubles point with a win at No. 2 doubles, 6-0.

In singles play, wins from Deacon Thomas, Facundo Yunis, and Ilya Tiraspolsky at No. 6, 1, and 4 doubles secured the match for the Hoosiers.

Jagger Saylor and Nikola Kolyachev would finish the match with wins at No. 2 and No. 5 singles.

Notable moments/action?

With the win over Marquette, the Hoosiers now hold a 5-2 record on the season.

Indiana will be back in action once again on Sunday, February 4, with a match against Boise State at 11 a.m.

Final Results

INDIANA 6, MARQUETTE 1

Singles competition

1. Facundo Yunis (IU) def. Tin Krstulovic (MAR), 6-0, 6-2.

2. Jagger Saylor (IU) def. Blake Roegner (MAR), 6-2, 6-2.

3. Jan Jauch (MAR) def. Luc Boulier (IU)), 5-7, 6-1, 10-6.

4. Ilya Tiraspolsky (IU) def. Jasper Schaadt (MAR), 6-4, 6-1.

5. Nikola Kolyachev (IU) def. Nathan Balthazor (MAR), 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.

6. Deacon Thomas (IU) def. Ivan Vasquez (MAR), 6-2, 6-2.

Doubles competition

1. Ilya Tiraspolsky/Michael Andre (IU) def.  Tin Krstulovic/Blake Roegner (MAR), 6-1.

2. Carson Haskins/Jagger Saylor (IU) vs. Jasper Schaadt/Jan Jauch (MAR), 6-0.

3. Facundo Yunis/Luc Boulier (IU) vs. Ivan Vasquez/Teddy Wong (MAR), 4-1, unfinished.

Order of finish

Singles: 6, 1, 4, 3, 2, 5

Doubles: 1, 2, unfinished

INDIANA WOMEN’S TENNIS FALLS TO MOUNTAINEERS, 5-2

MORGANTOWN, W. Va. – Indiana women’s tennis fell, 5-2, to the West Virginia Mountaineers Friday afternoon.

The Hoosiers were even in doubles before they dropped the No. 3 doubles match, 6-4.

Freshmen Elisabeth Dunac won at No. 5 singles to improve to 5-0 on the season.

Sophomore Nicole Teodosescu put up a strong fight and won at No. 3 singles in the third set.

The Hoosiers are 4-2 on the season.

INDIANA 2, WEST VIRGINIA 5

SINGLES

1. Camilla Bossi (WV) def. Lara Schneider (IU), 4-6, 7-6(7-4), 6-2

2. Love-Star Alexis (WV) def. Saby Nihalani (IU), 6-3, 7-5

3. Nicole Teodosescu (IU) def. Maya Bordereau (WV), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2

4. Momoko Nagato (WV) def. Lene Mari Hovda (IU), 6-4, 2-6, 6-3

5. Elisabeth Dunac (IU) def. Ting-Pei Chang (WV), 6-2, 6-2

6. Maja Dodik (WV) def. Magdalena Swierczynska (IU), 6-3, 6-3

DOUBLES

1. Momoko Nagato/Michaela Kucharova (WV) def. Schneider/Hovda (IU), 6-2

2. Nihalani/Lin (IU) def. Camilla Bossi/Ting-Pei Chang (WV), 6-4

3. Maja Dodik/Maya Bordereau (WV) def. Teodosescu/L’allier (IU), 6-4

ORDER OF FINISH

Singles: 2, 3, 4, 1, 5, 6

Doubles: 1, 2, 3

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers will take on Xavier on Sunday starting at 10 a.m. ET at the Eastern Hills Indoor Tennis Club in Cincinnati, Ohio.

PURDUE SWIMMING

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LONGSTANDING RECORDS FALL ON DAY 1 OF B1G DUALS

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A pair of the longest-standing benchmarks in the team record books fell Friday as the Purdue swimming & diving teams opened the two-day Big Ten Triple Duals/Quad with six event victories.

Maggie Love eclipsed the program record in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:58.68, besting Emily Fogle’s mark (1:58.94) that had stood since the 2012 Big Ten Championships. It was the women’s longest-standing active record on the board entering the night.

Earlier in the night, Pat Broderick went 9:08.40 in the 1000 freestyle to eclipse a team freshman record that had stood since the 2010 Big Ten Championships. He moved into fourth place in program history in the process. Vinny Donnelly established the team’s freshman records in the 1000 (9:11.93) and 1650 free (15:14.40) on the same mile 14 years ago. Entering the night, only David Boudia’s springboard diving marks from 2009 had stood longer among the program’s freshman records.

PURDUE TRACK

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MACKLIN’S TOP-10 200M OPENS WEEKEND AT NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The 10th-fastest time in school history in the 200-meter opened the weekend for the Purdue track & field team at the Meyo Invitational in South Bend, Indiana, on Friday evening.

Sophomore Nolan Macklin entered the record book at No. 10 in the 200m with one of two victories for the Boilermakers to open the two-day meet at Notre Dame’s Loftus Sports Center. Freshman Kaden Stewart, in the high jump, also notched a win on Friday.

Macklin ran the 200m in 21.17 seconds. In his third meet as a Boilermaker, he earned his first victory by 0.04 seconds. It’s the third-fastest time in the Big Ten this season along with being 10th in the record books.

Stewart won the high jump with a personal-best clearance of 2.05 meters. One of two competitors to clear 2.00m, Stewart notches his first collegiate win in any event.

Prior to his record-book time, Macklin ran the 60m qualifying in 6.82 seconds. With the fastest time overall, he advances to tomorrow’s prelims. Two other Boilermakers, sophomore Bryanna Craig (8.84) and freshman Angeline Amefia (8.91) also advanced in the 60m hurdles, as Amefia’s mark was a personal-record.

The Boilermakers posted a runner-up finish in the men’s distance medley relay with a time of 9:50.93 and junior Damazvia Dames was third in the long jump with a season-best 5.78m.

Craig added a PR in the 200m (25.19) and Dames also ran a season-best in the event (24.95). Junior Danny Affleck posted a season best of his own in the pole vault (4.60m).

Purdue is joined on the track this weekend by a field that includes host-Notre Dame and fellow Big Ten foes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State.

Competition will conclude on Saturday, February 3. Action for Purdue opens with running events at 10 a.m. ET and field events at noon. The 4×400 relay wraps up the weekend at 4 p.m.

PURDUE TENNIS

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SIMEUNOVIC SECURES LONE WIN AT DARTMOUTH

HANOVER, N.H. – Purdue could not overcome an unbeaten Dartmouth team as it lost 1-6 on Friday.

As the Boilermakers continue to experiment with the singles lineup, Marino Jakic got his first crack at the No. 1 spot. He was bested in straight sets after putting up a strong fight in the final set.

Stefan Simeunovic continues to play his way through the top of the lineup playing a match at No. 2 for the first time in his career. The freshman was the only Boilermaker to record a victory on Friday with a dominant straight-set win over Henry Ren. Simeunovic shut out his opponent in the first set and surrendered just three games as he improved his spring record to 4-2 with a winning record at No. 2 and 3.

Up Next

Purdue turns to another Ivy League opponent as it travels to Yale for a match on Sunday, Feb. 4 at noon.

Purdue (2-4)- 1, Dartmouth (5-0)- 6

SINGLES

1. Carlos Guerrero Alvarez (DAR) def. Marino Jakic (PUR)- 6-4, 7-6(5)

2. Stefan Simeunovic (PUR) def. Henry Ren (DAR)- 6-0, 6-3

3. Hikaru Takeda (DAR) def. Juan David Velasquez (PUR)- 7-6(3), 6-2

4. Miles Groom (DAR) def. Alexander Ekstrand (PUR)- 6-1, 7-6(4)

5. Yujiro Onuma (DAR) def. Henrik Villanger (PUR)- 6-4, 6-2

6. Logan Chang (DAR) def. Mujtaba Ali-Khan (PUR)- 6-0, 6-3

DOUBLES

1. Alex Knox-Jones/Henry Ren (DAR) def. Juan David Velasquez/Soham Purohit (PUR)- 6-0

2. Carlos Guerrero Alvarez (DAR) def. Marino Jakic/Alexander Ekstrand (PUR)- 6-3

3. Stefan Simeunovic/Henrik Villanger (PUR) vs. Miles Groom/Waleed Qadir- 4-3 (Unfinished)

PURDUE WOMEN’S TENNIS

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PURDUE SET TO BATTLE TULSA IN ROAD MATCH

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue women’s tennis team will continue their campaign on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11:30 a.m. in Tulsa, Okla. The Boilermakers are set to take on the University of Tulsa Golden Hurricane.

Purdue hits the road again after the ITA Kickoff Weekend where the team went 1-1. No. 113 Carmen Gallardo Guevara and Kennedy Gibbs remain undefeated in singles play this season, both going 5-0. After last weekend, the Boilermakers are now 4-1, falling to Arkansas and defeating Utah. Gibbs clinched the win for Purdue against Utah after defeating Yuhan Liu at No. 3

The University of Tulsa has gone 5-2 so far this campaign, claiming victories over Omaha, Louisiana Tech, Wyoming, Oral Roberts and Central Arkansas. The team has lost the last two matches, falling to Memphis and Ole Miss. The Golden Hurricane has one ranked player, Oleksandra Nahurska, standing at No. 125. In singles play, the fifth-year senior went 9-3 this fall. Tulsa’s roster returns five players and welcomes four newcomers.

MATCH INFORMATION:

Purdue (4-1) vs. Tulsa (5-2)

Michael D. Case Tennis Center

Saturday, Feb. 3 | 11:30 a.m.

Boiler Notes:

• Purdue beat Tulsa 4-3 in the pair’s most recent dual on Feb. 5, 2023.

• Tulsa currently leads the Boilermakers in the all-time series record of 3-5.

• Purdue’s Carmen Gallardo Guevara is currently ranked No. 113 in ITA singles rankings.

• Csilla Fodor ranks eighth in Boilermaker women’s tennis history for most career singles victories with 75 wins.

• Sophomore Kennedy Gibbs has gone 16-1 this season, including both fall and spring matches.

• At No. 3, Tulsa’s doubles team of Ana Naranjo Martinez/Tayla Wilmot has earned a 6-1 record this spring campaign.

• No. 125 Oleksandra Nahurska is currently Tulsa’s only ranked player.

NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL

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OUT OF THE PITT

PITTSBURGH – The Notre Dame men’s basketball team begins leg two of their three-game road swing with a trip to Pittsburgh this weekend. The Fighting Irish (7-14, 2-8) look to stop a five-game skid when they challenge the Panthers (13-8, 4-6) at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, Feb. 3, on the ACC Network.

NOTRE DAME AT PITT

Notre Dame holds an 8-4 advantage over Pitt while in the ACC. Interesting to point out that the last four times the Irish have visited the Petersen Events Center, it’s been a wire-to-wire close affair.

ND 68 – Pitt 67 — Dec. 28, 2021

ND 53 – Pitt 56 — March 9, 2019

ND 78 – Pitt 77 in OT — Dec. 31, 2016

ND 72 – Pitt 76 — Jan. 31, 2015

Saturday’s matchup will feature the top two freshmen in the ACC in scoring with Notre Dame’s Markus Burton (16.0 ppg) and Pitt’s Carlton Carrington (13.6 ppg).

The Panthers have won three of their last four with victories over Duke, Georgia Tech and Wake Forest. Their three best statistical categories are blocks per game (23rd in the nation, 5.0/game), three-pointers per game (33rd, 9.3/game) and turnovers per game (21st, 9.8/game).

1ST YEAR STAMP ON THE PROGRAM – DEFENSE

The year one Coach Shrewsberry stamp on the program has been the defensive intensity of this young Irish squad. Ten games and seven different ACC opponents have all been held under their season averages in every single contest, with Miami and Duke being held to season lows.

Furthermore, since Dec. 16 – only Miami on Jan. 24 has been able to score above 70 points.

With that said, Notre Dame’s scoring defense of 65.3 ranks 2nd in the ACC and 36th in the country. According to KenPom, Notre Dame’s defensive efficiency ranks 49th nationally. In ACC play only, Notre Dame ranks 2nd in scoring defense (63.4), 2nd in field goal percentage defense (.397) and 5th in three-point field goal percentage defense (.343).

HITTING THE MARK

Point guard Markus Burton has put his name amongst the top freshmen in the country with his stellar play thus far. For those who aren’t acquainted with the local standout from Mishawaka, here are some quick hitters:

His 16.0 ppg leads all ACC freshmen, with the next highest being Pitt’s Carlton Carrington at 13.6.

Ranks 4th nationally amongst DI freshmen.

1-of-2 ACC players averaging over 16 points and 4.0 assists.

Double-digit points in all but 2 games. He’s currently riding a 14-game streak – averaging 16.6 ppg in that span.

Ranks 10th in the ACC in scoring, 7th in Assists (4.1) and 11th in steals (1.5).

Averaging 4.9 assists in ACC play which ranks 4th. Also averaging 15.0 points & 1.7 steals, as the latter ranks 5th.

If the season ended today, Burton’s 16.0 ppg would rank 3rd all-time in the ND freshman record book. The two in front of him – Adrian Dantley (18.3) and Troy Murphy (19.2).

SHREWSBERRY’S HOT HAND

Braeden Shrewsberry is hitting his stride and flashing his potential. The freshman has secured six double-digit scoring performances over the last seven games, averaging 13.9 points – second highest to Burton in that span. He’s 23-of-50 from three as his 46.0 percent ranks 4th in the league in that timeframe (min 30 attempts)

Get this – since Jan. 6, Shrewsberry is averaging 3.3 made threes per game, which leads the entire ACC in that timeframe. Plus, that number ranks 8th amongst all Power-Five players in that span.

He’s hit multiple treys in seven straight games and has recorded back-to-back games with at least four made three-pointers.

He’s now averaging 11.1 points in ACC play (second most on the team), while shooting 42.7 percent from the field & 41.5 percent from beyond the arc – ranks third. Lastly, he averages 2.7 made threes/game in league play, which ranks fourth.

ANOTHER FRESHMAN TRENDING

He might be flying under the radar right now but keep an eye on another freshman in Logan Imes. The Indiana native made his first collegiate start on Jan. 31 at Virginia, recording a stat line of three points, five rebounds, three assists and one turnover.

Looking at the last five games in particular, he’s logged 96 minutes on the court and has just two turnovers to show for it.

IN YOUR BAG

Markus Burton has been leading this young Irish squad all season offensively. As of late, he’s now ratcheted up the defensive intensity. The 5-11 guard has collected seven steals over the last two games. He now averages a team-best 1.6 steals per game, which ranks seventh in the ACC. His 1.7 steals/game in league play ranks fifth.

THIS CLOSE

Because of the defensive effort of this young team, Notre Dame has been in every single league contest and their 2-8 ACC record doesn’t reflect it. This young squad is simply trying to learn how to get over that final hump in the second half.

Looking at January (Virginia, BC x2, Miami, FSU, Duke and NC State) – the average margin of defeat in those seven losses was 7.1.

In both Boston College games, the Irish had a three-point attempt to either tie or win the game in the closing seconds.

Ultimately second-half starts or finishes have been the difference maker. NC State ended the game on a 19-6 run to win by two. Duke started the second half on a 12-6 run. Both FSU and BC started the second half on identical 8-0 runs. Miami recorded a late 17-2 run to push ahead down the final stretch.

Overall on the season, Notre Dame has played in 11 games in which the margin of victory was 10 points or less and has gone 4-7. Diving deeper, the Irish are 2-4 in games decided by five points or less.

In three of those losses (Boston College, Duke and Virginia), the Irish finished the game with both a higher shooting percentage and rebounding total, with turnovers being costly.

BOARDS BATTLE

Team-wise, ND’s rebounding numbers have been solid and near the top of the league. In ACC play, the Irish rank second in rebounding (38.3) and second in rebound margin (+4.5).

J.R. Konieczny (4) and Tae Davis (3) have combined for seven double-doubles on the year.  Konieczny leads the team in rebounding (5.9) and defensive rebounds/game (4.1). Kebba Njie co-leads the team in rebounding (5.9) and leads in offensive rebounds/game (2.1) as well.

NOTRE DAME HOCKEY

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IRISH TOPPLE SPARTANS 4-1 FRIDAY NIGHT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The 20th-ranked University of Notre Dame hockey team defeated No. 8/8 Michigan State University, 4-1, Friday night inside a sold out Compton Family Ice Arena.

The Irish kicked off the night with the man-advantage following a protocol violation against the Spartans during warmups. Despite not being able to capitalize on the opening powerplay, Notre Dame held possession through the first few minutes and dominated the offensive zone.

Notre Dame was flagged for a tripping penalty at 11:03 of the first period and found themselves shorthanded but an odd-man rush with Justin Janicke and Hunter Strand nearly gave the Irish the first goal of the night on the disadvantage.

After 20 minutes of play and a powerplay for either side, the game remained scoreless and the two teams headed to their respective locker rooms for a brief intermission.

The Irish came out powerful in the second frame, firing the first five shots of the period on the Spartan net but could not break Trey Augustine in the MSU net to keep the 0-0 stalemate.

A holding call against the Irish at 6:43 of the second found Notre Dame back on the kill. The Spartans drew the opening goal with a shot off the crossbar just two seconds into their powerplay opportunity to take the 1-0 lead.

It took the Irish just 26 seconds to answer when Ryan Siedem’s bouncing shot beat the MSU netminder for the 1-1 score.

The Siedem goal would stand as the last of the period and the two teams skated off the ice tied 1-1 through 40 minutes of play.

The two teams returned to the ice as a big third period loomed. Halfway through the final period of play, Michael Mastrodomenico fed a pass over to fellow blueliner Drew Bavaro who one-timed a shot past Augustine for the eventual game-winner.

A few minutes later Cole Knuble net the insurance goal with 4:32 to play in regulation to give the Irish the 3-1 lead before Trevor Janicke net the final goal of the night with an empty net tally at 18:51 to secure the game one victory over MSU.

In the Irish net, Ryan Bischel finished with 30 saves off 31 shots faced, including 12 saves in the final period to pick up his 14th win of the season.

GOALS

Ryan Siedem scored his third goal in an Irish sweater Friday night when he swatted a pass from Zach Plucinski on net, beating the Spartan goaltender for the 1-1 tally. Justin Janicke also tallied an assist on the play.

The Irish net the game-winning tally off the stick of Drew Bavaro at 12:04 of the third period. Trevor Janicke gave the puck up to Bavaro in the offensive zone who sent a pass over to Michael Mastrodomenico who took three strides before sending it back to Bavaro for the one-timer into the back of the net.

In the defensive end, Jake Boltmann ate a puck to keep a shot by the Spartans away from Bischel. The blocked shot set up Patrick Moynihan on the rush who sent the puck up to Brennan Ali in the neutral zone. Ali found Cole Knuble at the blue line, beating two defenders before burying a shot over the blocker of Augustine to make it 3-1.

Trevor Janicke found the back of the empty net with 1:09 seconds to play in regulation to seal the fate and give Notre Dame the 4-1 victory. Knuble and his brother Justin Janicke were each credited with assists on the play.

KEY STATS

Nine individuals highlighted the box score Friday night, led by Trevor Janicke, Cole Knuble and Justin Janicke with two points each.

The Irish blocked 19 shots in the contest to the Spartans’ five. Four Irish defenders tallied a pair of blocks in the contest, including Jake Boltmann whose second block of the night led to the third Irish goal.

For the first time all season, shots were even in the contest with the Irish and Spartans trading 31 shots on net.

Ryan Bischel finished with a .968 save percentage, registering 30 saves on 31 shots faced in the win.

With a plus-three on ice rating Friday, Ryan Siedem led the team in the category.

UP NEXT

The Irish and Spartans close out their regular season series Saturday night at 6:05 p.m. Following tomorrow’s contest, the team will host their annual autograph session behind the student section.

NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL

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SHREWSBERRY NAMED TO USA U18 COACHING STAFF

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – USA Basketball announced the 2024 USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team coaching staff and Notre Dame’s own Micah Shrewsberry was deemed the honor of an assistant coaching role. Leading the U18 squad is Arizona’s Tommy Lloyd with Texas Tech’s Grant McCasland serving in the other assistant role. Coaching staff selections for the USA Men’s U18 National Team were made by the USA Basketball Junior National Team Committee.

Glenn & Stacey Murphy Head Coach Micah Shrewsberry will be making his USA Basketball coaching debut but was previously a court coach for the 2023 U19 National Team.

Lloyd, McCasland and Shrewsberry will lead the Americans at the 2024 FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup (date and location to be announced by FIBA at a later date). The FIBA U18 Men’s AmeriCup takes place every two years with the USA winning 10 gold medals, including six straight.

BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL

BUTLER WINS 99-98 SHOOTOUT AT NO. 13 CREIGHTON

Butler picked up a signature win, taking a 99-98 shootout against No. 13 Creighton Friday night in Omaha.

Landon Moore was able to bat away an attempted lob at the rim with 0.5 seconds remaining to close out the win for Butler. The defensive play capped the only BIG EAST game since at least 2011 where both teams scored 95 points in regulation.

The Bulldogs improve to 15-7 (6-5 BIG EAST), with the 15 wins eclipsing Butler’s total from last season. Creighton is now 16-6 overall and 7-4 in conference play.

HOW IT TRANSPIRED:

Butler’s Jalen Thomas picked up his second foul with 14:58 on the first half clock; the Bulldogs held a slim 12-11 lead at that point in the contest.

The Bulldogs made six of their first nine attempts from behind the three-point line to take a 29-25 lead with 9:36 remaining in the first half. Creighton responded by scoring the next seven points to re-take the lead.

Another 7-0 spurt by Creighton gave the home team a 47-37 lead with 2:17 remaining, the largest lead of the game for either team.

Back-to-back three-pointers by Pierre Brooks II and Finley Bizjack (from 30 feet at the first-half horn) pulled Butler within 49-45 at the half.

Creighton shot 61 percent from the field over the first 20 minutes. Baylor Scheierman had 17 of the Bluejays’ first-half points. Jahmyl Telfort scored 14 to lead the Bulldogs over the first 20 minutes.

Butler made five of its first six shots from the field to start the second half as a Boden Kapke three-pointer capped a 15-7 run to start the second half and gave the Bulldogs a 60-56 advantage less than four minutes in. That matched Butler’s largest lead at that point in the contest.

Creighton’s last lead of the game came at 68-67 with 12:15 remaining. There were three ties that followed, but Butler never trailed from that point on.

A Davis three-pointer gave the Bulldogs an 87-82 advantage with 6:14 to play, the largest Butler lead of the game.

Telfort’s turnaround in the paint with 49 seconds remaining gave Butler a 97-94 lead.

Butler forced Creighton to the free throw line twice in the closing seconds to protect a three-point lead and take the win.

OF NOTE:

Butler played without Posh Alexander, who has been dealing with a foot injury. Landon Moore made the first start of his Butler career and it was first change in Butler’s starting line-up this season.

This is Butler’s second true road win of the season over a Top 15 opponent after also defeating No. 11 Marquette in Milwaukee Jan. 10.

Butler is the second team to beat Creighton in Omaha this season (10-2) and snaps the Bluejays’ 33-game streak of home Friday wins that dates back to 1975.

Both teams shot 55 percent from the field.

The Bulldogs made 13 of 22 three-point attempts (59 percent).

Butler committed only five turnovers in the game, but two came in the closing minute as the Bulldogs worked to hang on to the lead.

Telfort led Butler with 26 points on 12-for-17 shooting, which matched his season-high.

Davis made eight of his 12 attempts and finished with 22 points.

Freshman Bizjack scored 11 points, his second-best scoring output of the season. Classmate Kapke added eight, including the final two free throws of the game for Butler in place of Davis, who was hit in the eye and had to leave the game with six seconds to play.

Butler had a 25-4 advantage in bench points.

Creighton had four players eclipse 20 points in Scheierman (26), Steven Ashworth (26), Ryan Kalkbrenner (20), and Trey Alexander (20).

Creighton had won eight straight games over Butler in Omaha prior to Friday night.

UP NEXT: The Bulldogs travel to No. 1 UConn for a Tuesday tip. The 8:30 p.m. tip will air on FS1.

BUTLER  WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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BULLDOGS TO FACE BLUEJAYS ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler and Creighton will meet at Hinkle Fieldhouse this weekend for a 2 PM tip on Sunday. Joey Lindstrom and Amber Stocks will be on the call. Fans can stream the action live on FloHoops.com.

GameDay

Date: Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Indianapolis, Ind. – Hinkle Fieldhouse

Live Stats: ButlerSports.com – Statbroadcast

Watch: BEDN on FloHoops.com

Bulldog Bits

– The Bulldogs are 3-1 this year when playing on Sunday.

– With six points against DePaul, Sydney Jaynes reached 600 career points (79 games).

– Caroline Strande needs 13 points on Sunday to reach 600 career points.

– Strande ranks seventh in the BIG EAST in rebounding (7.4) and 12th in scoring (14.9).

– Strande is the third-best free throw shooter in the conference (83.3%).

– Strande hasn’t missed a free throw over Butler’s last six games (16-for-16).

– The Bulldogs rank second in the BIG EAST in made 3-pointers per game (8.2) and third in 3-point percentage (38.1).

– Rachel Kent has made a 3-pointer in 12-straight games. She ranks fifth in the conference in made 3-pointers with 51.

– Kent needs four rebounds to reach 600 in her collegiate career. She averages 3.6 per game.

– Kent has scored in double figures for Butler in four-straight games.

– Karsyn Norman made her first career start at Creighton on Jan. 10. She took a season-high 10 shots and tied her season-high total with two steals.

– Norman has made seven 3-pointers for BU over the team’s last five games (13 this season).

– Riley Makalusky had a career-high two steals vs. DePaul.

BIG EAST Standings

UConn 10-0, 18-4

Creighton 8-2, 17-3

St. John’s 8-3, 14-9

Villanova 6-4, 13-8

Providence 5-4, 11-11

Marquette 5-5, 16-5

Seton Hall 5-5, 13-8

Georgetown 4-6, 14-7

DePaul 3-7, 11-12

Butler 1-9, 9-12

Xavier 0-10, 1-18

Scouting #22 Creighton                                                                       

The Bluejays recorded their seventh-straight win on Wednesday night by defeating Marquette 76-71 at DJ Sokol Arena. Morgan Maly and Lauren Jensen combined to score 40 points for Creighton as the Bluejays improved to 17-3 on the season. Their 8-2 mark in BIG EAST action has them in second place in the conference standings as we head into the month of February. Creighton leads the country in team free throw percentage (81.8) and rank third in the NCAA in assist to turnover ratio. They have had the same starting lineup in all 20 games and each member of the starting five is a senior. Emma Ronsiek leads the team with her 18.0 scoring average and Lauren Jensen is a top-ten scorer in the BIG EAST averaging 16.8 per game.

All-Time Series                                                                                      

Creighton leads the all-time series against Butler 15-8. The Bluejays have won the last six meetings, but Butler swept Creighton during the 2019-20 season. The’ Dawgs last win came on Feb. 21, 2020 at Hinkle (76-61).

Last Meeting vs. Creighton                                                                 

Creighton shot 55 percent from the field in the first meeting vs. Butler and limited the Bulldogs to just 53 points to collect a 36-point win. Emma Ronsiek scored a game-high 25 points in 29 minutes. She was one of eight Bluejays to hit at least one 3-pointer in the game allowing CU to shoot 12-of-23 from behind the arc. The Bulldogs were led by Rachel Kent in the scoring column. Kent was the only Bulldog to reach double figures with 10 points.

BIG EAST Conference Honors the Black Fives                                 

The BIG EAST Conference will celebrate Black History month by renewing its partnership with the Black Fives Foundation, a nonprofit public charity whose mission is to inspire excellence by preserving, teaching, and honoring the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball. BIG EAST Women’s Basketball Teams will be wearing shooting shirts with the Black Fives mantra “Make History Now”. Black basketball teams, known as Black Fives, were prevalent from 1904 through 1950 when the game, like society, was racially segregated. The men and women of the Black Fives Era opened doors for generations of African American basketball players, coaches, and contributors while staging culturally rich, socially meaningful events that strengthened and inspired Black communities.

Hit Her Stride                                                                                        

Caroline Strande has led Butler in scoring 10 times this season and five times over Butler’s last six games. She has scored in double figures in six-straight games and 18 times in Butler’s 21 games.

Grab the Board                                                                                     

Caroline Strande is the top rebounding guard in the BIG EAST Conference. She has led Butler in rebounding 15 times this season (21 games) and in eight of Butler’s 10 BIG EAST games. She has more rebounds this year (156) than her first three years combined (146).

Starting Five Shuffle                                                                             

Rachel Kent and Caroline Strande are the only players to start in every game this season. They are two of nine players that have appeared in the starting lineup for BU this season. In BIG EAST action, BU has used four different starting lineups over 10 games. Wiggins and Norman have switched back and forth at point guard, Jaynes and Carter have split time at forward and Makalusky has stepped in for an injured Meulemans.

Finding Wins in February                                                                                  

Butler went 6-14 in conference action a year ago with four of their six victories against BIG EAST opponents coming in the month of February. BU won four in a row from Feb. 11-24. They earned a road win at Providence and followed that contest with three victories at Hinkle Fieldhouse. This year, the schedule flips on Butler with the Bulldogs playing four of their last five games of February on the road. The lone home game will air on FS2 on the 21st when BU goes for the season sweep against Xavier.

Sharpshooters                                                                                       

Butler has three of best 3-point shooters in the BIG EAST Conference on their roster. Caroline Strande ranks second in the league 3-point field goal percentage (47.5) and Jordan Meulemans comes in at fourth (44.2). The third member of the trio is Rachel Kent at 39.5%. Those three student-athletes account for 121 of Butler’s 172 3-pointers this year (70%).

Fantastic Freshmen                                                                              

Butler’s freshmen class accounts for 19 percent of the team’s scoring this season. All three members of the freshmen class has started in at least two games this year and all three are approaching 100 points scored this season. Riley Makalusky is shooting 42 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range. Karsyn Norman has played in every game this season and logs over 17 minutes of playing time per game. Cristen Carter is a 49 percent shooter that cleans up on the glass to rank second on the team in rebounds per game (3.7).

Former Bulldog Joins New York Liberty for Training Camp          

The New York Liberty signed Okako Adika to a training camp contract this week. Adika played at Butler during the 2020-21 season. She led the team and ranked 13th in the BIG EAST in scoring that year (13.8 ppg). She scored in double figures 15 times in 19 games and put up a season-high 29 points against Providence. The Liberty drafted Adika with the team’s 30th overall selection in the 2023 WNBA Draft.

Tied a Team Record                                                                                            

Jordan Meulemans made eight 3-pointers in Butler’s win over St. Thomas to match the single-game high in the BIG EAST this season. She ended the contest going 8-for-10 from behind the arc to score a career-high 24 points. Meulemans was just one 3-pointer shy of tying the single-game BU individual record and the ‘Dawgs tied their team record with 16 made 3-pointers in the victory.

Up Next                                                                                                                 

Butler will host St. John’s on Friday, Feb. 9. The 7 PM tip will stream on FloHoops.com. The Red Storm won the first meeting in Queens 60-42.

IUPUI TRACK

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EIGHT JAGUARS REGISTER NEW PERSONAL BESTS AT BELLARMINE CLASSIC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Eight members of the IUPUI women’s track and field team recorded new personal bests as the Jaguars participated in the PNC Bank Bellarmine Classic at the Norton Healthcare Sports & Learning Center on Friday (Feb. 2).

Two of IUPUI’s four entrants in the 400m event clocked new personal bests, led by Wini Barnett’s heat win and time of 59.78. Behind her, Karis Davis ran 1:01.53 and Laci Spore notched a personal best time of 1:01.61. Freshman Journey Howard closed at 1:02.35. Later in the evening, two others – Paige Schulte and Skyler Sichting – both registered new personal bests in the 200m dash. Schulte crossed at 26.22 while Sichting ran 27.82. Sophomore Kyla Kante’s time was sandwiched between the two at 27.14.

Modupe Awosanya led IUPUI’s entries in the 60m dash with a time of 7.77 seconds, narrowly missing a spot in the finals. In the 60m hurdles, Shelby McGee matched her personal best with a time of 10.08 in winning her heat.

Senior Sophie Reichard continued to excel with a personal best time of 2:20.54 in the 800m event and Hannah Sale was the team’s top finisher in the mile at 5:22.77. Hannah Robbins earned a personal best time in the 3,000m event, closing at 10:50.45 to take a second off her previous best.

In the high jump, Jada-Marie Davis jumped 1.55m (5′ 1”) and Morgan Hoard cleared a personal best 1.45m (4′ 9”). In the long jump, Awosanya placed sixth overall with a best jump of 5.53m (18′ 1.75”) before passing on her final two attempts. McGee’s busy day also included a personal best effort in the triple jump with a best mark of 9.86m (32′ 4.25”).

Select Jaguars will compete against next weekend at the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Mich., on Friday (Feb. 9). 

GUISE LEADS THREE ENTRANTS IN FRIDAY’S MEYO CLASSIC

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Deion Guise paced IUPUI’s three entries in the 5,000m event at Notre Dame’s Meyo Invitational on Friday night (Feb. 2), laying down a new personal best in the process.

Three Jaguars trekked north to shed time off their previous marks as Guise spun a time of 14:55.41, taking 20 seconds off his prior best. Guise closed hard, saving his fastest lap for last to place 28th overall against stiff competition.

Jack Acton also went under 15 minutes for the first time in his career, clocking a time of 14:59.08. He also saved his best for last with a final lap 53.51 to come in just under 15, taking six seconds off his prior best. Mitchell Rans rounded out the entries with a time of 15:07.04.

The Jaguars will divide and conquer efforts next weekend with selected athletes heading to the Boston University David Hemery Valentine Invite while others will compete locally at the Marian Indoor Invitational at Fall Creek Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

IUPUI SWIMMING

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SWIM AND DIVE SWEEPS WASHINTON UNIVERSITY IN LAST DUAL MEET OF THE SEASON

INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI swim and dive team concluded the regular season with a sweep over Washington University on Friday, February 2. Five Jaguars recorded two wins in the victory with Samantha Lee, Ben Rocks, Emmaleigh Zietlow, Alaina Heyde and Sebastian Otero all earning two wins each.

On the women’s swim side, Lee and Zietlow lead the way. Freshman Lee earned a first-place finish in the 1000 free, dropping eight seconds at 10:13.57. She then dropped five seconds in the 500 free, breaking five minutes at 4:59.27. Emmaleigh Zietlow earned wins in the 200 IM (2:02.33) and the 200 back (1:59.90).

Other first-place finishes for the women’s team came from Zoe Hendrickx (200 free – 1:57.06), Addisyn Newman (50 free – 24.78), Lillian Brandt (200 fly – 2:03.49) and Victoria Surdyka (100 free – 52.96).

Five different swimmers on the men’s team earned a first-place finish with Ben Rocks leading the way. Freshman Rocks earned first in the 50 free with a time of 20.93 and first in the 100 free with a time of 46.25.

Other first-place finishes for the men’s team came from Nathan Rariden (1000 free – 9:17.26), Youssef Magdy (200 free – 1:40.20), Isaac Wilson (200 IM – 1:51.96) and Jack Gallob (200 back – 1:46.09).

Both the men’s and women’s swim teams earned first-place finishes in the 400 medley relay.

On the boards, Alaina Heyde and Sebastian Otero swept the competition. Heyde earned the 1-meter win with a score of 290.78 and the 3-meter win with a score of 276.83. Otero earned the 1-meter win with a score of 355.05, then broke his own program record in the 3-meter with a score of 423.38.

The men’s team earned the win with an overall score of 127 to 95 while the women’s team defeated Washington with a score of 143 to 93.

With the win, the Jags conclude their regular season and will now make the final preparations for the Horizon League Swim and Dive Championships. The Jags will have home pool advantage as the Championships will be at the IU Natatorium on February 14-17.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL WELCOMES THE OHIO BOBCATS IN A #MACTION MATINEE SATURDAY

Ball State (19-2, 9-0 MAC) vs Ohio (6-23, 4-14 MAC)

February 3, 2024 >> Worthen Arena >>Muncie, Ind.>>  1 pm ET

Opening Tip:

– The Ball State University women’s basketball team continues to make history this season, holding a 19-2 overall record which is the best start in program history. The program reached 19 wins with its 57-46 victory over Kent State Wednesday in Worthen Arena. With the win, the Cardinals remained undefeated in Mid-American Conference action (9-0) for only the first time in program history.

– Ball State’s current 13-game win streak is the longest in program history. The 13-game win streak is also the fifth longest this season among NCAA DI programs as of Jan. 31, 2024.

– Ball State has the fourth highest win percentage 19-2 (.905) in the country in NCAA DI women’s basketball.

–  The Cardinals have held a halftime lead in eight of their nine Mid-American Conference games so far this season. Ball State is 8-0 in those contests.

– Saturday’s game against Ohio will mark the 71st time in program history the two schools have met with the Bobcats leading the all-time series record, 39-31.

– Ball State’s only two losses this season came against national powerhouses Notre Dame and UConn. With wins over Pitt and Georgia this non-conference season Ball State head coach Brady Sallee has now defeated six Power 5 conference teams seven times during his tenure with the Cardinals — Minnesota (54-51, 2012-13), Iowa (77-72, 2015-16), Van- derbilt (88-79, 2017-18), Purdue (66-60, 2017-18), Pitt (68-66, 2022-23), Pitt (73-62, 2023-24) and Georgia (52-51, 2023-24).

– Annie Rauch is nearing the 1,000 point plateau with 927 points. She needs 73 to reach the 1,000 point club. The last time three Ball State players scored a 1,000 points in the same season was Renee Bennett, Jill Morrison and Moriah Monaco in 2016-17. Both Nyla Hampton and Ally Becki reached 1,000 points at home against Toledo on Jan. 21.

Amongst the Elite:

The Cardinals are getting noticed on a national level as Ball State has received 11 votes in the latest USA Today Sports Coaches Poll. Ball State also moved up to the 83rd  spot in the latest NCAA DI RPI rankings. Ball State is one of six teams in NCAA DI women’s basketball that have won 13 or more games in a row. Ball State is also only one of 14 NCAA DI teams that remain undefeated in their respective conference play with an 9-0 mark in MAC action. The Cardinals are also one of 12 NCAA DI teams that have only two losses so far this season. The Cardinals only two losses this season came against national powerhouses No. 19 Notre Dame and No. 10 UConn. Ball State is the only MAC school to receive votes so far this season. Ball State also has the highest win percentage out of any NCAA DI program in the state of Indiana 19-2 (.902).

Nearing 20-Wins Again:

The Ball State women’s basketball team is just one-win away from 20. It will be the seventh time in head coach Brady Sallee’s 12 years with the Cardinals, he has led Ball State to another 20-win season — 22-10 (2015-16), 21-11 (2016-17) 25-7 (2017-18), 21-10 (2019-20), 20-13 (2021-22) and 26-9 (2022-23).

Career Milestones:

– Ally Becki needs 55 assists and seven rebounds to reach the 500 mark.

– Marie Kiefer has 118 blocks for her career — needs 34 to move into first place.

– Annie Rauch has 927 points for her career and needs 73 for 1,000.

Sallee Successful in February:

Under Sallee, the Cardinals have a 50-33 (.602) overall record for the shortest month of the year. Sallee’s most successful February was in 2019-20 after the Cardinals posted a 7-1 record that year.

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CARDINALS HEADING TO WESTERN MICHIGAN FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON MATCHUP

The Ball State men’s basketball team is scheduled to take on Western Michigan at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Kalamazoo.

The game will be streamed on ESPN+, with Kenny Schierlinger, Joe Haklin and Bryce Vrooman on the call. The radio broadcast can be heard on WMUN 1340AM – 92.5FM.

The Cardinals (11-10, 3-6 MAC) and Broncos (8-13, 5-4 MAC) meet for the 140th time in series history. Last season, the home team took each game as Western Michigan won 78-68 on Feb. 18 at University Arena after Ball State took a 71-70 decision on Jan. 17 at Worthen Arena.

Ball State made multiple second half comeback runs on Tuesday night against Bowling Green, but the Falcons hung onto the lead to claim an 81-72 road win at Worthen Arena. Basheer Jihad had a team high 22 points and eight rebounds for the Cardinals, who struggled to slow down Mid-American Conference leading scorer Marcus Hill who went for 28 points and six rebounds.

The Broncos are riding a two-game losing streak, having lost 88-63 at Toledo on Tuesday and 62-55 against Central Michigan on Jan. 27. Western Michigan began the MAC calendar 4-0 but has lost four of its last five conference contests. The Cardinals and Broncos did not play any common nonconference opponents.

SCOUTING WESTERN MICHIGAN: The Broncos went 8-23 (4-14 MAC) last season in head coach Dwayne Stephens’ first year leading the program. Stephens was a longtime assistant coach at Michigan State under Tom Izzo before heading west to Kalamazoo.

The Broncos rank second in the MAC in assists per game (14.2) and rebounds per game (37.7) while placing third in the league in bench points per game (24.8) and rebounding margin (+2.6). Western Michigan paces the conference with 12.5 offensive rebounds per game.

Sophomore guard Seth Hubbard ranks second among MAC qualifiers in 3-point shooting (34.4 percent) and 3-pointers made (53), while his 298 field goal attempts are fourth. Fellow sophomore backcourt mate Jefferson De La Cruz Monegro boasts a 1.75 assist-to-turnover ratio which lands at third in the league.

CARDINAL DIRECTIONS

Jihad leads the Cardinals in scoring (19.6 points per game) and rebounding (7.8) averages. The junior forward out of Detroit has led the Cardinals in scoring 14 games so far, scoring in double-figures 20 times, including 11 games with 20+ points. The big man’s total points (412) and scoring average rank third in the Mid-American Conference, while his rebounding average is fourth.

The Cardinals lead the MAC and rank in the Top 30 nationally in free throw percentage (77.1, No. 23) and 3-point percentage (37.8, No. 30). Ball State commits the fewest fouls per game (15.0) in the conference while having the second-best scoring defense (70.6 points per game).

Ball State’s 20 wins last year were its most since 2016-17 when that team won 21. This season’s Cardinals will look for back-to-back 20-win schedules for the first time since that 2016-17 season.

The Cardinals are a young group, as the roster includes only one senior or graduate student (Ethan Brittain-Watts). Ball State returns only 21.5 percent of minutes played and 19.6 percent of points scored from last year’s team.

Brittain-Watts (Boston University), Jalin Anderson (Loyola Marymount) and Davion Bailey (Southeastern CC) form Ball State’s trio of transfers.

Joey Brown (Indianapolis), Zane Doughty (Indianapolis), Mason Jones (Valparaiso, Ind.), Trent Middleton Jr. (Philadelphia) and Jurica Zagorsak (Zadar, Croatia) are the Cardinals’ quintet of true freshmen.

Ball State recently signed forward Jai Anthoni Bearden (Phoenix, Ariz.) and guard Jermarhi “Fatt” Hill (Bessemer, Ala.) to national letters of intent to form the Cardinals’ 2024 recruiting class.

HANDLING THE HUSKIES: Ball State topped Northern Illinois for the eighth time in the last nine games between the two MAC foes with the 81-71 win on Saturday.

The men’s basketball team has won by double-figures over the Huskies five times in that span and bettered record to 62-40 in the series, including 37-13 in Muncie.

BUFFALO BLOWOUT: The 28-point winning margin on Jan. 23 at Buffalo was Ball State’s largest of the season against a Division I opponent and second-largest overall behind a 101-40 rout of Goshen in the Nov. 7 season opener.

The loss for the Bulls was their most lopsided in MAC play to date and second-worst overall.

DB FOR THREE: Junior guard Davion Bailey leads the Cardinals in 3-pointers made (41) and 3-point shooting (44.1 percent) so far this season, and his 2.38 triples made per game ranks third in the MAC.

The Indianapolis native paces the MAC in 3-point percentage among players who’ve made at least 30 trifectas, ranking second overall.

FREE THROWS FALLING: Redshirt junior Mickey Pearson Jr. leads the Mid-American Conference and ranks No. 31 nationally among qualifiers in free throw shooting percentage at 88.4 (61 of 69), and first in conference games at 96.8 percent (30 of 31).

Bailey (85.2 percent, 23-27), Trent Middleton Jr. (81.4 percent, 35-43) and Ben Hendriks (80.0 percent, 20-25) have also been efficient at the foul line, while the Cardinals as a whole lead the MAC and are No. 23 in NCAA Division I in free throw shooting at 76.9 percent.

TOP OF THE MAC: Ball State’s first four games on its Mid-American Conference schedule included games against the three teams who finished at the top of the MAC in 2022-23.

The Cardinals played at Kent State, who was voted second in the MAC preseason coaches poll, on Jan. 2 and preseason league favorite Akron on Jan. 9. Ball State’s matchup on Jan. 13, Toledo, won the MAC regular season crown in 2022-23.

BANKING ON BASHEER: Jihad leads the team in scoring (19.6 ppg), rebounding (7.8 per game) and field goal percentage (49.4) among Cardinals averaging at least four field goal attempts this season. Jihad has established or tied career highs in scoring six times already this season, including on Jan. 20 against Miami (29 points).

The Detroit native’s scoring average has nearly tripled over last year (7.1), while his rebounding average has doubled (3.6). Jihad started only one game in his first two seasons at Ball State, but has been a mainstay in the starting lineup as an upperclassman now.

JALIN JAMS: Anderson, a transfer out of Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, leads the Ball State backcourt in scoring and the team in assists (4.6 per game) as the Cardinals’ lead guard. The Jackson, Tenn., native leads the MAC in steals (19) in conference play and is third overall at 34 total steals so far.

The Jackson, Tenn., native boasts Ball State’s highest offensive output (29 points against Old Dominion) so far and has already established his career high for single season points, assists, rebounds and steals. Anderson has shown a penchant for explosive offensive performances, posting six 20+ point games so far this season.

EMERGENCE OF BIG BEN: Redshirt junior center Ben Hendriks had started each of the last six games before missing the Dec. 21 game at Minnesota, totaling career-highs of 11 points and seven rebounds in the Dec. 2 win over Bellarmine and 32 minutes played in the Dec. 10 win against SIUE.

Hendriks already surpassed his career-bests for points (92), rebounds (60), assists (15), blocks (18) and steals (four) in a season through the schedule’s first 21 games. The big man has seen increased playing time over his last 15 contests, averaging 19.5 minutes per game after playing 6.8 per in the first four games.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK X3: Jihad was named the Mid-American Conference Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week on Monday after taking home the honor on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11.

Jihad averaged 24.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 per game in wins at Buffalo and vs Northern Illinois, including a 28-point, 14-rebound double-double on Saturday against the Huskies.

WINNING IN WORTHEN: The Cardinals clinched an undefeated home nonconference slate for the fourth straight season with the Dec. 10 decision over the Cougars.

Ball State has won 19 consecutive nonconference contests at Worthen Arena, with its last loss being on Dec. 3, 2019 to Loyola (Chicago).

1,300 WINS: The Ball State men’s basketball team recorded win No. 1,300 in program history with the Dec. 2 decision against Bellarmine. The Cardinals are the tenth current MAC men’s basketball team to reach that milestone.

MAC Program Wins (as of Dec. 4, 2023)

Akron – 1,697

Ball State – 1,300

Buffalo – 1,279

Bowling Green – 1,452

Central Michigan – 1,356

Eastern Michigan – 1,292

Kent State – 1,332

Miami (OH) – 1,436

Northern Illinois – 1,315

Ohio – 1,614

Toledo – 1,551

Western Michigan – 1,372

MILESTONE WATCH: Jihad and Pearson Jr. both scored their 500th career points in the second half on Dec. 16 against Indiana St, with Jihad hitting the figure with a 3-pointer and Pearson Jr. getting to the total on a layup.

Pearson Jr. tallied 23 of those points playing at TCU, while Anderson (924) boasts the most career points in NCAA Division I on the current roster.

BALL STATE MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

PENN STATE OUTLASTS CARDINALS IN FRONT OF 2,513 AT WORTHEN ARENA

MUNCIE, Ind. – Ball State scored early and pushed No. 8 Penn State to a virtual deadlock in each of the first two games, but the Nittany Lions hit registered a .433 hitting percentage to outlast any Ball State rallies in a 3-0 win.

Braydon Savitski-Lynde and Tinaishe Ndavazocheva each had nine kills to pace the 15th-ranked Cardinals in front of 2,513 fans at Worthen Arena. John Kerr led Penn State with 13 kills and just two errors, highlighting a dominant offense that delivered Ball State its first shutout of the season. Penn State’s hitting percentage was the highest allowed by Ball State this season, offsetting the Lions’ 20 service errors.

Before what was the 10th-largest home crowd in Ball State men’s volleyball history, the Cardinals forced extra points in the first set. The match capped a Cardinals’ string of three straight nationally ranked home opponents that included the program’s ninth-largest homecourt audience, 2,526, last Sunday while hosting then-fourth-ranked Hawai’i.

Penn State earned a hard-fought 26-24 outcome in a first set that featured 17 ties. Neither team led by more than three points, with Ball State leading at one point 4-1, and the Nittany Lions later on top 21-18. The set was tied at 21, 22, 23 and 24 before Penn State garnered the last two points.

The Lions continued their momentum in the second set, claiming a 25-22 win after leading by as many as 5, 15-10. Ball State never led in the final set and trailed 17-10 before pulling within 25-19.

Facing its fifth consecutive nationally ranked opponent overall, Ball State (8-6) lost for the fourth time in those five while managing a gauntlet of No. 12 USC, No. 4 Stanford, No. 3 Hawai’I and No. 11 Loyola prior to hosting Penn State. The Nittany Lions (7-2) won their third straight match, following last week’s home-and-road sweep of Ohio State.

The Cardinals return to Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association play next week with road matches at McKendree and Lindenwood.

Penn State        26 – 25 – 25

Ball State          24 – 22 – 19

INDIANA STATE BASEBALL

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MAGILL, URDANETA SIT AMONG D1BASEBALL TOP-50 PLAYERS AT THEIR RESPECTIVE POSITIONS

D1BASEBALL – Two Indiana State baseball players have been listed among the nation’s best at their position according to the D1Baseball positional rankings as the website unveils its top-50 players at each position heading into the 2024 season.

Grant Magill (No. 42 catcher) and Josue Urdaneta (No. 44 second baseman) both made the list following standout seasons for Indiana State in a year featuring ISU’s first trip to an NCAA Super Regional, as well as winning the MVC regular season, championship, and the NCAA Terre Haute Regional.

Magill returns as the reigning ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I Gold Glove winner following a standout 2023 season at the play. Last season, the Highlands Ranch, Colo. native coined the phrase “You do not run on Grant Magill” on the ISU social media platforms after a year in which he threw out 19 would-be basestealers while adding five pickoffs.

MVC teams only attempted 11 stolen bases against the Sycamores in the 2023 regular season with Magill nabbing six of them. He would go on to keep the opposition at bay in the postseason including throwing out two runners in the Fort Worth Super Regional opener at TCU.

At the plate, Magill finished the year with a .262 batting average with 54 hits over 206 at-bats, while connecting on 13 doubles and two home runs. His clutch hitting during the Terre Haute Regional included driving in seven of his 38 RBI over the three wins against Wright State and Iowa (twice).

Urdaneta also showcased his glovework on the field finishing in the top-three as an ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division I Gold Glove finalist. Urdaneta earned All-MVC Defensive honors for the first time in 2023. The second baseman finished the year with a 0.993 fielding percentage over 269 chances. He led ISU finishing as a part of 40 double plays and finished second on the team with 173 total assists.

The Maracaibo, Venezuela native showcased his range throughout the season and was key to a Sycamore defense that was third in the NCAA team statistical rankings at 0.983. Urdaneta made just one error over his final 42 games on the field and was perfect over his 45 chances in the postseason.

He added a .267 batting average at the plate while finishing second on the team with 67 hits. He added 10 doubles, a triple, and a home run, while scoring 44 runs and driving in 26 RBIs.

D1Baseball will continue to announce their player positional rankings heading into the start of the 2024 season.

TWO INDIANA STATE BASEBALL GAMES PICKED UP BY ESPNU

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State baseball will have two games on ESPNU this spring marking the third consecutive season the team will appear on the network as ESPN notified the Missouri Valley Conference of its 2024 collegiate baseball programming schedule.

The April 28 series finale at Southern Illinois will now be broadcast on the network with game time set for a 7 p.m. ET first pitch. It marks the third consecutive season the Sycamores and Salukis have played on the network and second time the contest has been held at Itchy Jones Stadium. The Sycamores took home the 10-0, seven-inning win over the Salukis last season at Bob Warn Field back on April 24, 2023, to avenge a 2022 season 5-3 defeat in Carbondale.

Indiana State’s final home series is a rematch of the 2023 MVC Championship Game as the Sycamores welcome Evansville to Bob Warn Field over the May 10-12 weekend. The series opener on Friday, May 10, will now be broadcast on ESPNU with game time adjusted to a 4:30 p.m. ET first pitch.

Season tickets are now on sale for the 2024 Indiana State season with ticket details below.

2024 Baseball Season Ticket Information

Reserved chairback season tickets can be purchased for $99. General admission season tickets will go on sale as well with adult ($72), seniors ($54), and youth ($40) tickets also being available for purchase. There will be a $5 surcharge added to those wanting tickets printed.

Sycamore baseball season tickets will also be available for purchase at home ISU men’s and women’s basketball starting this weekend.

ISU Baseball single game tickets will go on sale in the coming weeks.

INDIANA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL

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ISU BRAWLS WITH THE BULLDOGS IN FRONT OF SECOND-STRAIGHT SELLOUT CROWD

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State men’s basketball returns to the Hulman Center on Saturday, February 3 in the highly anticipated contest against Drake University. The game tips at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and 105.5 The Legend, and is tabbed as the No. 9 Game of the Week to watch by Andy Katz.

Series History

Indiana State looks to stop a two-game skid against Drake as the Sycamores host the Bulldogs in Hulman Center for the first time since November 30, 2022. In the meeting in Des Moines earlier this season, Drake defeated Indiana State 89-78. The Bulldogs hold the lead in the series 50-48; ISU holds the lead when playing in Terre Haute 33-13, and Drake leads when playing in Iowa 33-16.

About Drake

Drake is in their 6th season with Coach Darian DeVries at the helm. Coach DeVries owns a 72.9% winning percentage. The Bulldogs currently sit second in the MVC. Drake was selected to finish first in the conference with 24 points. Drake in the 2022-23 season finished 27-8, 15-5 MVC. Drake earned convincing wins in the MVC Tournament and won the championship 77-51 over Bradley. Four Bulldogs currently average 10.0+ PPG: Tucker DeVries (20.3), Atin Wright (14.1), Darnell Brodie (12.0), and Kevin Overton (11.8).

Last Time Out – Indiana State

Indiana State men’s basketball secures its sixth-straight victory and the regular-season sweep over Belmont University with the Wednesday night win, 78-72, from the Curb Event Center in Nashville.

Isaiah Swope led the scoring for Indiana State with 17 points, knocking down five three-pointers while recording three rebounds and three assists. Jayson Kent recorded a double-double on a near-perfect night with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Kent shot 5-for-6 with his lone miss coming from beyond the arc.

Robbie Avila scored 12 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and tied the game-high with five assists. Ryan Conwell also tallied 12 points, recording five rebounds and dishing out two assists. Julian Larry rounded out the five Sycamore scorers in double figures with 10 points, also securing five rebounds and three assists. Xavier Bledson chipped in eight points and Aaron Gray with five in only six minutes of action.

Last Time Out – Drake

Darnell Brodie’s dominating play inside and some steady free throw shooting carried the Drake men’s basketball team to its 17th home victory, 81-70 over a feisty Valparaiso team at the Knapp Center on Wednesday night. Brodie led the Bulldogs with 19 points and pulled down a career-high 18 rebounds, the most by a Valley player this season. It was the 11th career double-double and fourth this season for the big guy, who made 7-of-8 shots and scored 13 points in the final 9 minutes to help break the game open. Tucker DeVries added 17 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals and Atin Wright scored 14 with four three-pointers. Kevin Overton contributed 12 points and Carlos Rosario matched his career high with 10 points.

February 3 Activities

Indiana State is hosting Drake on February 3 as part of Alumni Weekend. During the game, men’s basketball alumni will be recognized.

At halftime, Indiana State will be retiring Jersey No. 44 for John Sherman Williams. Inducted into the Indiana State Athletics Hall of Fame in 2008, Williams is second all-time in ISU history in career points (2,374) and 10th in career rebounds (629). He recorded 81 consecutive games scoring in double figures and ranked fifth in the NCAA in scoring (25.38) in 1985-86. He would go on to play in the CBA for the Rockford Lightning (1986-87) and the Wyoming Wildcatters (1987), while also playing in the WBL (1987-91) and with Athletes in Action (1991-95).

The February 3 game is also one of two annual Blackout Cancer games at Indiana State. The Sycamores will wear special black jerseys with pink striping as their official game uniform. Proceeds from the February 3 game will support the Rich and Robin Porter Cancer Research Center here at Indiana State with funding going toward the continued efforts in creating a premier training center for the next generation of cancer researchers. Fans encouraged to wear black as the Sycamores take on UIC for the game on February 24.

INDIANA STATE SWIMMING

SYCAMORES TOP REDBIRDS, 205-94, ON SENIOR DAY

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State closed out the regular season on Friday night with a 205-94 win over Illinois State as the Sycamores topped the Redbirds at the Vigo County Aquatic Center. The Sycamores claimed 12 wins over the 16 events on the evening to claim their ninth dual meet win of the season.

The Sycamores set three new school records and tied another as Indiana State closed out their final meet before the 2024 Missouri Valley Conference Championships held over February 21-24 in Evansville, Ind. Claire Parsons (1000-Free), Ali Pearson (100-Breast), Kaleigh Kelley (100-Fly) all set or tied individual marks in the field, while the ISU 200-yard Medley Relay team set a new record in their fourth consecutive win over the Redbirds.

Indiana State started off the meet setting a new school record in the 200-yard Medley Relay as Alexandria Cotter, Ali Pearson, Kaleigh Kelley, and Chloe Farro touched the wall in 1:41.04 breaking the previous mark set last year at the MVC Championships (1:41.29). The quartet of Trista Bullock, Kaimi Matsumoto, Raine Boles, and Alexa Szadorski finished third in 1:42.52, while the final group of Kate Reeves, Dorotea Bukvic, Raz Harel, and Kalli Agapios finished fifth in 1:46.02.

Claire Parsons broke her own mark in the 1000-yard Freestyle as the freshman became the first ISU swimmer to go sub-10 minutes in winning the event in 9:58.88. Esther Rydbeck Norden (10:09.29) and Rose Parsons (10:10.61) finished second and third respectively in the field for ISU.

Erin Cummins paced the Sycamores in the 200-yard Freestyle to claim ISU’s third win of the meet in touching the wall in 1:50.20 to win by 1.24 seconds. Peyton Heagy finished fourth in 1:51.91, while Jordan Gruce (1:52.72) and Trista Bullock (1:53.84) also finished in the top six in the field. Kamila Nowak added a top-10 finish touching the wall in 1:55.80.

Olivia DiRuzza (56.34) and Alexandria Cotter (56.83) finished second and third in the field to lead the Sycamores in the 100-yard Backstroke event. Kate Reeves (57.57) and Ella Moustgaard (58.18) finished fifth and sixth overall in the field to round out the Sycamores.

Pearson (1:01.95) set a new ISU record in the 100-yard Breaststroke to break the previous mark set by Kaimi Matsumoto (1:02.54) last season at the MVC Championships. Pearson finished second in the field to lead three Sycamores in the top-four overall with Szadorski (1:02.71) and Matsumoto (1:03.22) rounding out ISU in the field.

Haley Halsall led Indiana State in the 200-yard Butterfly with a time of 2:01.19, while Raz Harel finished second in 2:04.48 to pace the Sycamores in the event. Rebecca Shaffer (2:07.83) and Raine Boles (2:13.22) both posted top-six finishes overall.

Farro was ISU’s top finisher in the 50-yard Freestyle as the junior was just off her record pace in the event with a time of 23.23. Kelley (23.55) finished third overall, while Allie Barasch (24.24), Agapios (24.25), and Ash Saple (24.49) finished in the top-seven in the field.

Bailey Betzer took home the first win of the day in the 3M diving event with a score of 277.35. Zoe Smith finished second overall totaling 270.98 over her six dives, while Daniela Orta Castaneda (232.50) and Sierra Bowman (230.63) both finished inside the top-five. Brenna Woodruff rounded out the group in 169.13 taking seventh in the field.

Farro took home her second win of the meet in the 100-yard Freestyle event as the junior took the event in 50.43 to win by .14 seconds. Szadorski finished third overall in the field in 50.59, while Gruce (52.48) and Heagy (52.55) touched the wall in fifth and sixth overall in the field. Saple finished eighth overall in 53.24.

DiRuzza was runner-up in the 200-yard Backstroke to lead five Sycamores in the field. The junior touched the wall in 2:02.37, while Reeves (2:04.10), Agapios (2:05.24), and Moustgaard (2:06.14) finished inside the top-five. Bullock rounded out the group in 2:07.44 taking seventh overall.

Bukvic claimed the 200-yard Breaststroke title as the junior touched the wall in 2:14.36 to claim the win by 2.37 seconds over Matsumoto (2:16.73). Pearson was also in the top-three finishing in 2:17.12.

Claire Parsons (4:54.03), Cummins (4:56.31), and Halsall (4:57.11) took the top three spots in the 500-yard Freestyle event to lead the Sycamores in the field. Rydbeck Norden was fifth in 5:00.06, while Rose Parsons (5:05.91) and Kamila Nowak (5:12.29) also took home top-10 finishes.

Kelley tied Marni Gray’s school record in the 100-yard Fly as the freshman touched the wall in 53.91 equaling the mark of the Sycamore alum set last season at the MVC Championships. Harel (56.22) took second in the field, while Shaffer (57.96) and Boles (1:00.06) also posted top-eight results.

Smith was ISU’s top finisher in the 1M Diving event with a six-dive total of 267.60, while Betzer (256.95), Orta Castaneda (210.75) and Bowman (194.33) all finished inside the top-five. Woodruff rounded out the divers with a score of 164.55.

The Sycamores took the top three positions in the 200-yard IM with Cotter (2:02.30), Bukvic (2:02.51) and Pearson (2:07.61) leading ISU to winning the event.

ISU closed out the night taking the title in the 400-yard Freestyle Relay with Farro, Kelley, Matsumoto, and Szadorski touching the wall in 3:23.09 to take the win. Cummins, Heagy, Claire Parsons, and Agapios finished third overall in 3:28.09, while Gruce, Bullock, Reeves, and Harel finished fifth in the field in 3:33.78.

ISU honored the 2023-24 senior class in a pre-meet ceremony as the Sycamores recognized Bailey Betzer, Sierra Bowman, Jordan Gruce, Esther Rydbeck Norden, Kaimi Matsumoto, and Makayla Sura, prior to the start of the competition.

Top ISU Performers in Each Event

200-yard Medley Relay: Alexandria Cotter, Ali Pearson, Kaleigh Kelley, Chloe Farro (1:41.04, 1st – ISU School Record)

1000-yard Freestyle: Claire Parsons (9:58.88, 1st – ISU School Record)

200-yard Freestyle: Erin Cummins (1:50.20, 1st)

100-yard Backstroke: Olivia DiRuzza (56.34, 2nd)

100-yard Breaststroke: Ali Pearson (1:01.95, 2nd – ISU School Record)

200-yard Butterfly: Haley Halsall (2:01.19, 1st)

50-yard Freestyle: Chloe Farro (23.23, 1st)

1M Diving: Bailey Betzer (277.35, 1st)

100-yard Freestyle: Chloe Farro (50.43, 1st)

200-yard Backstroke: Olivia DiRuzza (2:02.37, 2nd)

200-yard Breaststroke: Dorotea Bukvic (2:14.36, 1st)

500-yard Freestyle: Claire Parsons (4:54.03, 1st)

100-yard Butterfly: Kaleigh Kelley (53.91, 1st – Tied ISU School Record)

3M Diving: Zoe Smith (267.60, 2nd)

200-yard IM: Alexandria Cotter (2:02.30, 1st)

400-yard Freestyle Relay: Chloe Farro, Kaleigh Kelley, Kaimi Matsumoto, Alexa Szadorski (3:23.09, 1st)

PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S BASKETBALL

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YSU COMES TO GATES ON SUNDAY

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Youngstown State Penguins pay a visit to the Gates Sports Center on Sunday (Feb. 4) for a men’s basketball contest. 

Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons (14-8, 5-6) vs. Youngstown State (17-6, 9-3)
When: Sunday, Feb. 4 | 2 p.m. ET 
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Gates Sports Center
Live Stats: Link
Video: ESPN+
Television: Marquee
Radio: 1380 AM
Series Record: Youngstown State leads 6-5
Game Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne(PDF) | Youngstown State
Digital Program: Link
Tickets: Link

‘DONS & ENDS:

// Rasheed Bello was named to the CollegeInsider.com Lou Henson Award Mid-Season Watch List on Jan. 10. The award at the end of the season recognizes the best mid-major player in the nation.

// The ‘Dons have recorded double-digit steals in 11 games. They have had more steals than their opponent in 17-of-22 games and each of the last five games.

// The ‘Dons have made at least eight 3-pointers in 17-of-22 games and double digit treys in seven games.

// The ‘Dons have double-digit offensive rebounds in nine games.

// Quinton Morton-Robertson is 30th in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage at 41.3 percent (64-of-155).

//  Three times this season the ‘Dons have committed six or fewer turnovers in a game.

// Anthony Roberts has 46 steals, 25th in the nation and first in the league. His 2.09 steals per game ranks 39th in the nation.

// Rasheed Bello is 34th in the nation in total steals (44). His 2.00 steals per game is 50th.

// Rasheed Bello went over the 1,000 point mark in his NCAA career on Dec. 31 vs. Detroit Mercy. His 1,000 plus total combines his scoring at UW-Parkside and Purdue Fort Wayne. He has 1,131 total points with 791 coming at UW-Parkside.

// Purdue Fort Wayne’s scoring margin of 10.8 is first in the league and 41st in the nation.

// The ‘Dons have had fewer turnovers than their opponent in all but three games this season.

// All five starters reached double-digits vs. SEMO (Dec. 9) and vs. Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 16). Additionally, the ‘Dons are 8-2 when four or all five starters reach double-digits.

// Rasheed Bello has reached double-digits in every game this season but two this season.

// The ‘Dons are averaging 81.8 points per game, 29th in the nation and up from 73.9 last season.

// Purdue Fort Wayne’s 10.0 steals per game this season, 9th in the nation, are up from the 7.3 last year. The Division I era program high for steals per game was the 8.8 mark in 2021-22.

// Four Mastodons are averaging better than 13.0 points per game: Rasheed Bello (15.5), Anthony Roberts (13.1), Jalen Jackson (15.3) and Quinton Morton-Robertson (13.6).

// The Mastodons’ 5-0 start was their longest undefeated stretch to start a season as a NCAA Division I program. It was their longest stretch to start a season since the 1992-93 team opened 9-0. That team earned a bid in the NCAA Division II Tournament, the only NCAA bid (Division I or II) in program history.

// Thanks to the 5-0 start to the season, the ‘Dons now have now had a winning streak of at-least four games in every season since 2009-10 except for one (2017-18). That is 14-of-15 seasons.

// The ‘Dons have won 20 straight home non-league games, a streak that started on Nov. 16, 2019 vs. Stetson.

// The ‘Dons have partnered with Team IMPACT to add Bolton Richardson to the squad in 2023-24. Added to the team at a signing ceremony in July, Bolton will be at games, practices and other team activities.

TOP 30 NATIONAL RANKINGS:

// 2nd in turnover margin (+7.3)

// 5th in turnovers forced per game (17.77)

// 9th in steals per game (10.0)

// 14th in fast break points per game (15.59)

// 29th in points per game (81.8)

// 27th in 3-pointers per game (9.5)

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‘DONS WIN FIVE-SET THRILLER OVER SAINT FRANCIS (PA.)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s volleyball overcame a 2-1 deficit and rallied to a five-set win (25-23, 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-13) over Saint Francis (Pa.) on Friday night (Feb. 2).

Saint Francis led 11-10 in the fifth before Mark Frazier and Jon Diedrich had a kill each to give the ‘Dons a 12-11 lead. After SFU scored the next two, the Mastodons finished the match on a 3-0 push. SFU’s Andrew Deardorff had three consecutive attack errors to finish the match, with Casey Lyons and Frazier combining for a block to set up match point. Deardorff went wide on his final swing to give the ‘Dons the match.

It looked as though the visitors were going to come away with the win in set four as they rattled off a 4-0 run to go up 23-22, but the Mastodons responded with a 3-0 run to win the set. Frazier, Casey Lyons and Axel Melendez Watts had kills in that stretch.

The Mastodons got out to a 1-0 lead thanks to 12 Saint Francis hitting errors. Eight of those were Mastodon blocks.

Frazier finished with a team-high 14 kills and Diedrich had 13. Lyons had the best match of his young career, finishing with eight kills and seven blocks. Bryce Walker had six kills and six blocks. Andrew Mayer had a career-high 10 digs to match Frazier’s double-double. Davey Singer had a career-high 15 assists in his first-career start.

Saint Francis had 19 kills from Nathan Zini on a .471 hitting percentage. The Red Flash also had 10 aces compared to the Mastodons 0 while out-hitting the ‘Dons .272-.229.

Purdue Fort Wayne improves to 5-3 while Saint Francis falls to 3-5. The Mastodons will play host to No. 8 Penn State on Saturday (Feb. 3) in the nightcap of the Mastodons’ homecoming doubleheader.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE TRACK

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MADISON KING BREAKS SCHOOL RECORD IN 5000M AT MEYO INVITATIONAL

SOUTH BEND/ANGOLA, Ind. – Madison King broke the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s school record in the 5000 meters on Friday (Feb. 2) on day one of the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame.

King won the race with a school record time of 16:29.21, the best time in the Horizon League this season by 30 seconds. She takes down Crystina Martinez’s 5000m record that was set back in 2009.

The ‘Dons were also in action at the Mrs. G Invitational hosted by Trine. Marissa Van De Weg won the 400 meters with a time of 1:01.07, just a few tenths of a second ahead of Korynne Moga who took second at 1:01.35. Kelsey Shatava won high jump after clearing the 1.57 meter bar. Sophia Buck and Melia Marlin finished fourth and fifth with each jumping the 1.48 meter bar.

Buck also was second in the 60 meter hurdles (9.35) and eighth in the 800m (2:35.42). Ramey Wilder was fourth in the 60 meter hurdles (9.70) while Aubrey Haas finished sixth (9.90).

In other track events, three ‘Dons finished in the top 10 of the 200 meters led by Madeline McClerren in second place (26.93). Korynne Moga was third (27.29) while Ramey Wilder took eighth (28.28). Mercedes Sarver and Faith Allen also represented a pair of fifth place finishes. Sarver was fifth in the 3000 meters (10:48.84) and Faith Allen was fifth in the mile (5:31.37).

Francesca Carlo was in the top 10 of both the weight throw (fourth, 14.06m) and the shot put (fifth, 11.69m). Carlo led the ‘Dons’ in the weight throw, but Megan Sinnott finished fifth (13.89m) and Hayma Ong finished seventh (13.03m). In the shot put, Emory Carrico finished third as the top Mastodon with a mark of 12.22m. Abbigail Garwood was fourth at 12.19m.

Three Mastodons made the podium in the jump events. Wilder was second in the long jump (4.76m) and Aubrey Haas was third (4.75m). Mariah Oberhaus took third in the triple jump (9.81m).

The ‘Dons will continue competing at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 3).

POLE VAULTERS LEAD MASTODON MEN ON FRIDAY

SOUTH BEND/ANGOLA, Ind. – Alex Schipper and Cody Loshe matched the best pole vault mark of the season for the Purdue Fort Wayne men on Friday (Feb. 2) at the Mrs. G Invitational, hosted by Trine.

Schipper won the event with a mark of 4.55m. Loshe made the same jump, but was unsuccessful on his first try and took second place in the event. The two matched the ‘Dons’ best vault of the season set by Andrew Roman, who finished fourth on Friday at 4.45m.

Michael Drohosky and Isaac Shreve each posted top five marks in other jump events. Drohosky was fourth in the high jump at 1.89m while Shreve was fifth in the long jump at 6.06m.

Ezra Lewellen was sixth in the 200 meters with a time of 21.93 at the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame. Back at Trine, Isaiah Smith was fourth in the same event with a time of 22.88. Smith was also fifth in the 60 meters with a time of 7.11.

Kehinde Oladapo led the ‘Dons’ distance group with a fourth-place finish in the 800 meters (2:03.79). Colton Gassen was sixth in the 3000 meters (9:08.61) and Seth Mills was ninth in the 400 meters (54.05).

Owen Kaufman was sixth in two throws events with marks of 15.35m in the weight throw and 12.87m in the shot put. Hunter Crew was one spot ahead in the shot put (13.18m) and tenth in the weight throw (14.13m). Asher Walden was ninth in the weight throw (14.48m).

The ‘Dons will continue competing at the Meyo Invitational on Saturday (Feb. 3).

EVANSVILLE MEN’S BASKETBALL

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UE TRAVELS TO VALPARAISO FOR SATURDAY CONTEST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Looking to win three consecutive Missouri Valley Conference games for the first time in three years, the University of Evansville men’s basketball team will be at Valparaiso on Saturday.  Tip is set for 3 p.m. CT with ESPN+ and the Purple Aces Radio Network having the coverage.

Last Time Out

– Overcoming a hot start and second-half rally by UIC, the Purple Aces earned a 77-60 win on Wednesday at the Ford Center

– UE led by seven at the break, but the Flames stormed back to take a 46-45 lead

– The difference was a 14-2 run by the Aces as they led for the remainder of the contest

– Yacine Toumi set a new career mark with 22 points; he was 8-of-10 from the field and registered 7 rebounds

– Tanner Cuff also finished with a career mark, totaling 16 points

– Making his return after missing three games was Ben Humrichous; he scored 15 points and tallied 5 boards and 4 assists

– The defense for UE allowed UIC to hit 4 of their first 5 3-pointers, but rebounded to connect on 4 of their final 27 outside tries

Hitting the Reset Button

– After scoring 20 points on three occasions in his UE career, Yacine Toumi reset his high with 22 points against UIC

– Hitting 8 of his 10 shots, he improved his season shooting to 58.7%, 5th in the MVC

– Over the last 14 games, Toumi has averaged 13.9 points per game (195 total), raising his average from 8.8 to 12.0 PPG

– Toumi has scored 13+ points in each of the last five games

– He scored his prior mark of 20 points on three occasions, including games against SEMO and UNI this season

– Over the last 11 games, Toumi has hauled in 81 boards, an average of 7.4/game

– Toumi posted a career-best 12 boards versus Missouri State and is 8th in the MVC with a season mark of 6.6

Back on the Floor

– Ben Humrichous was back on the floor against UIC after missing the previous 3 games and 8 of the prior 9

– His presence was immediately felt as he finished with 15 points, 5 boards and 4 assists in 16:30 of work

– Humrichous made an appearance on Jan. 17 against Valpo and totaled 7 points in just under 12 minutes of play

Make it Three

– Tanner Cuff’s recent surge continued as he scored a career-high 16 points in the win over UIC; he has now reached double figures in three consecutive games, posting 13 PPG over that stretch

– Cuff scored 13 at UNI before tallying 10 against Illinois State; in the six games prior to the road tilt in Cedar Falls, he averaged 5.0 PPG and did not reach double figures

– Over the last 5 games, Cuff has 10 assists and just 3 turnovers; the 6 games prior saw him post 6 assists and 10 turnovers

– Cuff’s season assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.42 is second in the MVC

Scouting the Opponent

– The Beacons enter Saturday’s contest with a 6-16 record and stand at 2-9 in the MVC

– Since earning an 84-77 win over UIC on Jan. 20, Valparaiso has dropped its last three games, including an 81-70 game at Drake on Wednesday

– Isaiah Stafford leads the way for Valpo with 17.5 points per game

– He has a team-high 30 steals on the season while seeing an average of 30.8 minutes per game

– Stafford went off for 31 points in the first meeting between the teams on Jan. 17

– Cooper Schwieger holds an 11.4 PPG average while pacing the team with 5.7 rebounds

EVANSVILLE TRACK

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FIVE RECORDS FALL FOR ACES TRACK AND FIELD AT PNC BANK BELLARMINE CLASSIC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Evansville track and field team continues to break running records in its first meet of February.

The Purple Aces runners had a strong showing at the PNC Bank Bellarmine Classic hosted by the Knights on Friday. Three new records were set by UE while the 4×400 relay teams all update their previous records from earlier in the season. The men’s relay team of Austin Liversgowdy (Florence, Ky. / Cooper HS), Raymond Felton III (Houston / Clear Brook HS), Alvaro Monfort (Castile Y Leon, Spain), and Cedrik Flipo (Beloil, Quebec, Canada) finished 4th. It improved the previous record by over three seconds at 3:19.68. While the women’s relay team of Taylor Johnson (Evansville, Ind. / Reitz HS), Eilen Brenne (Skien, Norway), Nayla Martin (Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec, Canada), and Nicole Prauchner (Neuhofen an der Ybbs, Austria) improved their time by five seconds with a time of 3:58.59.

But the first record of the meet broken for the Aces came from sophomore Kate Walke (Batesville, Ind. / Oldenburg Academy) in the 60-meter hurdles. Walke ran a sub-10-second hurdle at 9.81 to break the 2018 record set by Samantha Bittner. Flipo continued to break decades-old records in his second meet of the season, setting a new men’s 800-meter record that hadn’t been touched since 1983. The freshman runner completed the 800-meter in 1:52.86 for sixth place among 55 finishers. Evansville’s final record of the day came from the hometown kid as Johnson added a third program record to her belt in her brief career. Johnson set a new mark for the 200-meter sprint at 25.39, taking over a second off the 2022 record.

On the men’s side in Louisville, nine runners set new personal bests starting with junior Antwaun Powell (Ringgold, Ga. / Heritage HS) in the 60-meter dash at 7.61 seconds. The only other sprint PR at the Bellarmine Classic came for Liversgowdy in the 200-meter race with a time of 22.92 seconds. Four runners set new PRs in the 800-meter race along with Flipo. Monfort and Rafael Rodriguez (Segovia, Spain) finished in the Top 10 with times of 1:54.13 and 1:54.53. Jakub Nowicki (Poznan, Poland) and Tommaso Losma (Lombardia, Italy) PR’s in the 800 came at times of 1:56.69 and 1:59.69. The last PR on Friday for the UE men came in the mile race for Samuel Lea (Worchester, England) with a time of 4:20.98.

The women also had multiple PRs during the Bellarmine Classic with eight throughout the day. Similar to the men’s team, the Aces women had multiple 800-meter PR results from Brenne at 2:14.44, Kalina Urbaniak (Suchy Las, Poland) at 2:15.69, and Martin with a time of 2:17.86. All three finished in the Top 15 in the event while Brenne led the pack in fifth place. Two runners also set PRs in the mile as Sonja Inzinger (Mautern an der Donau, Austria) ran in 5:05.99 and Kyndall Anthis (Pakota, Ind. / Princeton Community HS) ran a 5:39.92. The women’s final PR of the day was Prauchner’s in the 400-meter race as she finished in under a minute at 59.61 seconds.

UE’s throwers will be in action tomorrow morning at the Blue-White Classic hosted by Indiana State. Field events in Terre Haute will begin at 11 a.m. with the women’s weight throw. Evansville’s runners and throwers will be back at the same meet next weekend for the Music City Challenge on Feb. 9 and Feb. 10.

EVANSVILLE BASEBALL

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UE’S HUG AMONG D1BASEBALL.COM’S TOP 50 FIRST BASEMEN; UE-INDIANA STATE GAME ON ESPNU

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Evansville graduate first baseman Chase Hug (Indianapolis, Ind./Olney Central/Pike) was ranked among D1Baseball.com’s Top 50 first basemen entering the 2024 season on Friday.  Evansville also had its series-opening game at Indiana State on Friday, May 10 selected for coverage on ESPNU, per an announcement from the Missouri Valley Conference.

Hug ranked 29th among the country’s top first basemen according to D1Baseball.com, one of the premiere collegiate baseball websites.  Hug earned first team all-Missouri Valley Conference honors and MVC All-Defensive team accolades last year after hitting a team-best .311 with 15 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs, 48 RBI and 51 runs scored.  Hug was also named to the MVC All-Tournament Team last May after hitting a pair of home runs in the conference tournament, including his dramatic two-strike, two-out grand slam against Indiana State to win the first of two MVC Tournament finals.

With Evansville and Indiana State squaring off in the Valley Tournament final last year, and with both teams featuring veteran rosters who could potentially vie for the MVC regular-season title this year, the MVC announced on Friday that the series-opener between UE and Indiana State on Friday, May 10 in Terre Haute will be broadcast on ESPNU nationally.  It marks the second year in a row in which the Purple Aces have been selected to play in an ESPNU broadcast.  Evansville returns seven position starters from last year’s 37-24 squad which advanced to the MVC Tournament final, while Indiana State is coming off of a 45-17 season in which they advanced to the NCAA Super Regionals.

Season tickets for UE baseball are currently on sale.  Tickets can be purchased by phone by calling the UE Athletic Ticket Department at 812-488-2623.  Tickets can also be purchased on-line at GoPurpleAces.com/Tickets through HomeTown Ticketing.

The 2024 UE baseball season will kick off February 16 at 2023 College World Series participant Oral Roberts.

SOUTHERN INDIANA SWIMMING

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USI DIVING HITS THE ROAD TO COMPETE IN THE UIC DIVING INVITATIONAL

EVANSVILLE, Ind.- The University of Southern Indiana Men’s and Women’s Diving squads are competing in the University of Illinois at Chicago Diving Invitational on Saturday at 11 a.m. The invite will be held at the Flames Natatorium on the campus of UIC.

This meet features a variety of schools including University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Missouri State University, and UIC.

An interesting wrinkle to the invite will be the team relays. The team relays will include three divers from each squad competing together against other schools. Each team will get six dives, requiring each diver to record two dives.

Another additional event is the mixed dive that requires each team to choose two women and one man to compete together. USI has elected to use freshman Maranda Uttke (Grafton, Wisconsin), sophomore Autumn Turley (Hobert, Indiana), and sophomore Lane Pollock (Boonville, Indiana).

Individual

This event will be a tremendous simulation for what is to come for the Eagles in the Summit League Championships. The stiff competition will require USI to make every dive count.

Uttke and Turley look to make a leap before the conference championships. Uttke recorded the school and personal best at the University of Eastern Illinois in the one meter (225.90) and the three meter (220.05) events.

Freshman George Blake (High Point, North Carolina), freshman Nathan Deputy (Evansville, Indiana), and Pollock will compete for the men’s squad. Pollock has been flirting with his personal best all year posting a score of 251.63 in the one meter event against the University of Evansville. Deputy has been electric in the three meter dive in the past two meets posting scores of 271.88 and 251.48.

SOUTHERN INDIANA TRACK

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EAGLES COMPLETE PNC BELLARMINE CLASSIC

LOUISVILLE, Ken. – University of Southern Indiana Track & Field was back at the Bluegrass State Friday to compete in the PNC Bellarmine Classic. The Screaming Eagles combined for five top-25 finishes and one top-10 mark.

Junior Audrey Comastri (Indianapolis, Indiana) earned the lone point for USI after earning eighth place in the 800 meters with a time of two minutes and 16.32 seconds. Right behind Comastri was sophomore Emily Rempe (Owensboro, Kentucky) who crossed the line at 2:18.04 to finish in 17th place. On the men’s side, junior James Butler (Evansville, Indiana) nabbed 14th place in the long jump with a leap of 19 feet and 6.25 inches.

A pair of Eagles close out the top-25 finishers for the meet with freshman Cole Hess (Cannelton, Indiana) finishing 22nd in the mile and freshman Alex Nolan (Evansville, Indiana) earning 25th in the 3,000 meters. Hess nabbed a personal-best time of 4:16.15 while Nolan’s first-career race ended with a time of 8:42.70.

NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:

The Eagles hit the road once again next weekend and will split between the GVSU Big Meet in Allendale, Michigan, and the David Hemery Valentine Invitational in Boston, Massachusetts.

SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S TENNIS

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EAGLES TAKEN DOWN BY BISONS IN HOME OPENER

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Tennis (0-1) dropped its season-opening match Friday afternoon to Lipscomb University, 6-1, at the Evansville Tennis Center.

Doubles: Neither doubles team could get anything done for the Screaming Eagles as numbers one and two dropped 6-2, leaving number three unfinished.

Singles: Sophomore Mathys Bove (Lyon, France) picked up his first singles win at USI with a thrilling 6-2, 3-6, 1-0 victory at the three spot. Despite Bove’s efforts, the Eagles could not catch fire and dropped the other five singles matches to the Bisons.

NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:

The Eagles have a long weekend ahead as USI will travel to Crestview Hills, Kentucky to battle Thomas More University on Saturday at 3 p.m. (CT) before heading to Dayton, Ohio to face off against the University of Dayton on Sunday at 8 a.m. (CT).

VALPO TRACK

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WALDA WINS 5000M, OUTDOES PREVIOUS PROGRAM MARK BY 20 SECONDS TO HIGHLIGHT DAY 1 AT MEYO

Another week, another record-setting time for Evan Walda (Fort Wayne, Ind. / South Side). The Valparaiso University track & field standout outdid his own previous program record in the 5,000-meter run, representing a highlight of the first day of action at the Meyo Invitational, hosted by Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Ind.

How It Happened

Walda stopped the clock in 14:18.32, outdoing his previous best in the 5,000 by 20 seconds. His previous top time of 14:38.04 occurred last season. Walda won the premier 5,000 race, outdoing two Indiana runners and two Illinois runners as four Big Ten student-athletes joined him in the top five.

In that same event, Simeon Ehm (Castle Rock, Colo. / Heritage) joined Walda in the top 10 with an eighth-place time of 14:29.34, setting a PR.

Sophomore Micah Mullings (Minesing, Ontario, Canada / Barrie North) enjoyed a runner-up finish in the long jump with a personal-best leap of 7.32m. He finished behind only Michigan’s Jake Wall. At 24 feet, his long jump ranks second in program history behind Jarrett Mickens (2011, 24-1.25).

In the men’s 60, Tim Whitelaw (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) had a personal best of 7.16 seconds to place ninth.

Up Next

The Meyo Invitational will conclude on Saturday. A link to live results is available on ValpoAthletics.com, and there will be video coverage of the meet starting at noon CT on ACC Network Extra.

UINDY MEN’S LAX

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GREYHOUNDS OPEN SEASON IN USILA TOP 10

BALTIMORE – The UIndy men’s lacrosse team opens the 2024 season ranked ninth in the first edition of the United States Intercollege Lacrosse Association (USILA) coaches poll, released earlier this week.

Most recently, the Greyhounds were selected to tie for third in the GLVC preseason poll.

UIndy advanced to the national quarterfinals last spring, making its second trip to the South Region semis since 2019.

Defending national champion Lenoir-Rhyne earned 21 first-place votes to top the preseason poll, while Rollins and Wingate round out the top three. All told, the first five teams ranked hail in the South Region, with the Greyhounds making six.

UIndy returns leading scorer Triston Schaffer, who netted 48 goals a season ago, with KC Carlson and Dougie Crawford back to man the defense. Wyatt Auyer (48) and Nick Randgaard (38) also finished in the top four last season in points.

HOUNDS ORCHESTRATE COMEBACK WIN IN SEASON OPENER

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The No. 9 UIndy men’s lacrosse team orchestrated a huge second half in Friday’s season opener at Alabama Huntsville, picking up a 13-9 victory in the programs’ first meeting in nearly five years.

Owain Braddock led all players with five points, joining newcomer Justin Williams in scoring column with three goals apiece. Defensively, Dougie Crawford finished with four caused turnovers and two ground balls.

INS & OUTS

The Greyhounds outscored the Chargers, 9-3, in the second half, with the visitors riding momentum into the break with unanswered goals from Williams and Triston Schaffer.

Schaffer capped the five-goal run midway through the third quarter, following teammates Nick Randgaard and Dylan Braddock, each of whom scored earlier in the period. Williams gave the Greyhounds the lead for good with his second goal of the evening as just 12 seconds remained before the final frame.

All told, UIndy went on a massive 11-2 run after its slow start with six different goal scorers, including Sam Puzevic.

A major part of the attack was thanks to faceoff specialist Caleb Parker, who secured 18 faceoffs and 14 ground balls to help set up the offense.

INSIDE THE BOX

– UIndy held Alabama Huntsville scores for more than 16 minutes in the middle quarters, with a goal from Kyle Light at the 39-second mark ending the stretch.

– Netminder KC Carlson opened his senior season with six saves and two ground balls.

– The Greyhounds were tenacious on the ground, scooping up 53 ground balls compared to the Chargers’ 23. Seamus Faulkner and Easton Ong each recorded four scoops in the win.

– Transfer Trevor Lockwood tacked on a pair of caused turnovers in his first game as a Hound.

ON ANOTHER NOTE

UIndy improves to 4-0 all-time against Alabama Huntsville.

UP NEXT

The Greyhounds end their weekend on Sunday with a matchup at Montevallo. Last season, UIndy earned a 12-4 victory at Key Stadium over the Falcons.

MARIAN WRESTLING

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MARIAN SCORES SENIOR NIGHT VICTORY OVER SIENA HEIGHTS

INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian wrestling team bounced back into the win column on Friday night, as they celebrated their seniors with a 37-11 victory over Siena Heights. Marian’s win gives them a 3-2 mark in WHAC duals this season, as they stand at 6-7 with one dual remaining in the season.

In the opening match of the night, the Knights suffered a loss, as Logan Richardson went down 14-1 in a major decision defeat against Cam Beach. Marian rebounded with a win at both 133 and 141, as Anthony Hughes and Logan Wagner each scored wins for the Knights. Hughes won by major decision to level the match score 4-4, as he landed the 11-3 victory. Wagner scored early in his match against Chase Packard at 141, and closed strong in the first period winning in 2:11 for the victory by fall. Aundre Beatty would add a win by forfeit at 149, and had Marian on top 16-4 after four weight classes.

Marian would fall at 157 despite a strong come-from-behind effort by Zach Wilson in his match, as Lee Borders prevailed in the final moments to take a 14-11 victory. The Knights got back in a rhythm on the scoreboard with three consecutive wins starting at 165, as Elliott Rodgers landed a win by fall in 1:12, dominating his match against Kynan Savoie. Noah Hollendonner ended his winless drought at 174, as he scored an 18-2 tech fall win in his match against Jacob Orweller. Will Stewart followed with a hand raise as Siena Heights forfeited their lineup spot at 184, as the third consecutive win gave Marian a 33-7 lead in the match, sealing the victory over the Saints.

Justice Cash would battle in his bout at 197, but came up on the losing end of a major decision, as Siena Heights’ Christian DeLuna landed an 18-4 victory. Excell Brooks would complete the action on the mat on senior night, winning by major decision with a final score of 11-2 over Jaylen Culver, capping the 37-11 victory.

Marian’s win gives them a 6-7 overall record entering the final weekend of the regular season, with the Knights splitting their lineup this coming Sunday to end the regular season. Marian will send athletes to UIndy to compete in the annual Greyhound Open, while the Knights lineup will hit the road, traveling to Rochester for a 3:00 p.m. dual to end their regular season.

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FOOTBALL HISTORY

Football History Headlines

February 3, 1876 – Albert Spalding and J Walker Spalding invested $800 that their mother had given to them and started a sporting goods company called A.G. Spalding and Bro. According to a story on CoxBlue.com the Chicago-based sports store the brothers owned offered high-quality goods that other manufacturers failed to match. Albert had been a professional baseball player earlier in his adulthood playing for the Rockford Pioneers and also was known to have pitched for the Boston Red Stockings and then moved on to coach the pitchers on the Chicago White Stockings. Alfred’s equipment was what set him apart from the rest of the league. The company’s website notes that Spalding was the first player to wear a baseball glove and was widely considered one of the few who wasn’t booed by the crowds because of his gear. The company started by manufacturing the first official baseball for MLB then moved on to make the official tennis ball, basketball, golf ball and football.

February 3, 1991  – The NFL Pro Bowl for the 1990 season was played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game was an entertaining close match up as the AFC edged out the NFC, 23-21.  Buffalo Bills Quarterback Jim Kelly, was the game’s Most Valuable Player.

February 3, 2002 – Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans – Super Bowl XXXVI was a great game. The St. Louis Rams were the Greatest Show on Turf with Kurt Warner slinging the ball to weapons such as Torry Holt, Marshall Faulk, Ricky Proehl and Isaac Bruce. The Rams were heavy betting favorites against the Patriots who came in with a no name second year quarterback named Tom Brady that stepped in for an injured Drew Bledsoe earlier in the season. The game started off as the odds makers had predicted as the Rams jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and were moving the ball again until New England’s Ty Law picked off a pass and took it 47 yards for six points. The next drive again the Rams were moving the ball but Proehl fumbled after a big catch and the Pats were back in business again. St Louis according to  a Patriots.com article, out gained New England 427 yards to 267 but  being plus three on the turnover margin helped the Patriots stay in the game. It came down right to the end when Adam Vinatieri knocked through a 48 yard field goal with 0:00 on the clock to put New England over the St. Louis Rams, 20-17 in a thriller. It was a young Tom Brady who was selected as the game’s MVP. 

February 3, 2008 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona – At Super Bowl XLII the New England Patriots were much more established now as a perennial power in the NFL. The Patriots came into the Super Bowl with an unstained 16-0 record and they faced a 10-6 team in the New York Giants per an ESPN.com article. As a matter of fact the two teams had met in week 17 in a game that meant everything for the Giants and was but a playoff warm up for New England and the Patriots won by 3 points in New York. Certainly no one could expect the G-men to win this game, could they? Well there is a reason they play the game, because there are pro players on both teams. The Giants put on a crazy pressure game on Tom Brady all day and sacked him five times while the Giants offense had some remarkable plays themselves to keep the game close. It all came down to the end as most great games do. The Patriots took the lead 14-10 with 2:42 remaining when Randy Moss hauled in a 6 yard pass from Tom Brady for a score. Eli Manning then drove his team down the field after getting the ball on their own 17-yard line with 2:39 left and marched 83 yards down the field. In the game’s most memorable play, on 3rd down and long , as Manning played Houdini and escaped an aggressive Patriots pass rush to launch a strike to WR David Tyree who made the famous “Helmet Catch.” it was a thing of beauty, a leaping one-handed catch pinning the football with his right hand to the crown of his helmet for a 32-yard first down conversion. A few plays later, facing 3 and 11,  Eli found wide receiver Plaxico Burress for the winning touchdown on a 13-yard reception with 35 seconds remaining. The New York football Giants defeated the New England Patriots, 17-14. The game’s MVP was Eli Manning.

February 3, 2013 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, New Orleans – Super Bowl XLVII was memorable for a couple reasons before the game even started. First it matched a first for the NFL as the two opposing head coaches were brothers. Yes John Harbaugh led his Baltimore Ravens against brother Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers. The second item was that the power went out at the stadium causing a delay in play. The game was a good one too as Baltimore stormed out to a 21-6 halftime lead only to see the Niners rally back in the third quarter. The 49ers cut the lead to 2 with just under ten minutes remaining as a two point conversion attempt failed to tie  the score. The Baltimore Ravens held on and defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 34-31. The MVP of the game was Quarterback Joe Flacco of Baltimore who according to the PFR threw for 287 yards and 3 touchdowns.

February 3, 2019 – Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta – At Super Bowl LIII the LA Rams met up with the New England Patriots to see who the top team from the 2018 season would be. The Defenses were prevalent as both offenses were met with stone walls in what would be the lowest scoring Super Bowl to date per ESPN.com. The Patriots Sony Michel would score the game’s lone TD on a 2 yard plunge in the fourth quarter as the New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams, 13-3. Patriot Wide Receiver Julian Edelman caught 10 balls for 141 yards to earn the MVP honors and give New England its 6th Super Bowl victory.

February 3 Football Hall of Fame Birthdays

February 3, 1940 – Richmond, Virginia – Fran Tarkenton the mobile Hall of Fame quarterback from the University of Georgia, the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings was born.

February 3, 1945 – Evansville, Indiana – Purdue University and Miami Dolphins Hall of Fame Quarterback, Bob Griese was born.

February 3, 1956 –  Dallas, Texas – Arizona State University’s brilliant wide receiver John  J J Jefferson was born.  Though playing out west, away from the spotlight of the Eastern teams J.J. earned a selection as a 1977 Consensus All-American.  The NFF says that Jefferson garnered the eye of the national media when ASU was trailing late in the first half of the Arizona game. Jefferson stretched his body out flat diving toward a pass and, completely horizontal, reeled it in for a TD. It went down in the annals of Sun Devil lore known simply as “The Catch,” the touchdown helped rally ASU as they preserved an undefeated season and went on to a victory over Nebraska in the Fiesta Bowl and a number two national ranking as the nation’s only undefeated team. The National Football Foundation selected John Jefferson for entrance into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002. The San Diego Chargers selected Jefferson as the fourth player taken in the NFL draft. In the eight seasons he played in the League he was elected to four Pro Bowls.

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1886      Former professional baseball player Albert Spalding begins a sporting goods company with $800. The future Hall of Famer will become the manufacturer of the first official baseball, adding tennis, basketball, golf, and football to his product line.

1938     

The University of Illinois suspends Lou Boudreau for taking illegal payments from the Indians. The 19-year-old hoopster goes on to have a 15-year Hall of Fame baseball career in the big leagues as a player-manager for Cleveland and the Red Sox, and, as a broadcaster, he will be traded to the Cubs by radio station WGN to become the team’s skipper.

1942      At a meeting to determine new guidelines necessitated by the US involvement in WWII, the major league owners vote to allow each club to play 14-night games, allocating the Senators 21 contests due to the many government workers in the Washington, DC Metro area. The regulation includes a provision that no inning will start after 12:50 am during the evening tilts.

1957      At a New York BBWAA meeting, Walter O’Malley passes a note to Cubs owner Phil Wrigley, who controls LA’s territorial rights, offering Brooklyn’s Texas League team in Fort Worth in return for the Cubs’ Los Angeles PCL minor league franchise. The swap of farm teams will be announced on February 21st, clearing the Dodgers’ path to move to the West Coast.

1961      Charlie Finley douses an old school bus bearing the sign “the Kansas City-to-New York shuttle” with gasoline and sets it on fire in the left field parking lot of Municipal Stadium. As the vehicle becomes engulfed in flames, the new owner of the A’s tells reporters the stunt symbolizes the team’s end of sending talented young players to the Yankees in exchange for major leaguers well past their prime, a practice deeply resented by the Kansas City fans.

1975      The special Veterans Committee selects second baseman Billy Herman (Cubs, Dodgers, Braves, and Pirates), skipper Bucky Harris (Senators, Tigers, Red Sox, Phillies, and Yankees), and outfielder Earl Averill (Indians, Tigers, and Braves) to the Hall of Fame. An outspoken Averill had informed his family about declining the honor if he was an inductee posthumously; fortunately, eight years before his passing, he will be enshrined in Cooperstown.

1977      The Hall of Fame’s Special Committee on the Negro Leagues selects Cuban natives John Henry Lloyd and Martin Dihigo, previously acknowledged in Mexico, Cuba, Venezuela, and the Dominican Republic, for their outstanding accomplishments that included playing all nine positions. Pop Lloyd ended his 27-year career with a batting average of .343 while building a reputation as the greatest shortstop in the history of the Negro Leagues.

1978      Under the financial reorganization of the club, FJ ‘Steve’ O’Neill, a lifelong resident of Cleveland, becomes the principal owner of the Indians. The trucking magnate was once a limited partner of the Tribe but sold his Indians’ interest in the team in 1973 to become part of George Steinbrenner’s syndicate that bought the Yankees.

1979      The Twins trade perennial All-Star and batting champ Rod Carew to the Angels for outfielders Ken Landreaux and Dave Engle and pitchers Paul Hartzell and Brad Havens. The future Hall of Famer will hit .314 during his seven seasons with the Halos.

1982      The National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues suspends minor league catcher Angel Rodriguez for a year. The Alexandria backstop, who maintains his innocence, is penalized for tipping off opposing Latin American batters in Spanish of the upcoming pitch about to be thrown in Carolina League contests.

1987      The Expos trade top reliever Jeff Reardon and backstop Tom Nieto to the Twins for pitcher Neal Heaton, catcher Jeff Reed, and two minor leaguers. Minnesota’s new closer will average nearly 35 saves each season during his three years with the club, including 42 during his All-Star campaign in 1988.

1989      The National League chooses Bill White as the circuit’s president, replacing Bart Giamatti, leaving the post to become the baseball commissioner. The appointment makes the former major league first baseman and Yankee broadcaster the highest-ranking black executive in professional sports.

1993      Marge Schott is suspended for one year and fined $25,000 by a committee of her major-league peers for bringing “disrepute and embarrassment” to the national pastime. The 64-year-old will also be required to attend and complete multi-cultural sensitivity training programs due to the numerous racial and ethnic remarks she allegedly made as the Reds’ owner.

1994      Jody Reed agrees to a minor-league contract for undisclosed terms with the Brewers after rejecting a three-year, $7.8 million offer to stay with the Dodgers. In November, LA pulled their proposal to the 31-year-old infielder, who will now attend spring training with Milwaukee as a non-roster player.

1998      The Yankees announce Brian Cashman will replace Bob Watson, who recently resigned as the team’s general manager. During Watson’s brief 2+ year tenure, the Bronx Bombers won their first World Series since 1978.

1999      The Mets tell a surprised Tim McCarver that he will not be returning to the team’s broadcast booth. The franchise’s pitching legend Tom Seaver, who was in the television booth for the Yankees from 1989 to 1993, will replace the highly regarded but outspoken 57-year-old broadcaster, who spent 16 years with the team doing local telecasts.

2002      Yankee catcher Jorge Posada (.277, 22, 95) signs a five-year, $51 million contract with a club option for a sixth season. The 30-year-old Bronx Bomber backstop, with an average annual value of more than $10 million, is the second-highest among major league catchers, trailing only the receiver Mike Piazza, who signed a seven-year, $91 million deal with the Mets in 1998 that averages $13 million annually.

2008      Eli Manning leads the Giants to an upset victory over the previously undefeated Patriots, making it the second consecutive year a Manning has been the quarterback for the victorious NFL Super Bowl team. Eli and Peyton, who QBs for the Indianapolis Colts, join a select group of brothers who have won world championship games in back-to-back years that include Livan (Marlins, 1997) and Orlando Hernandez (1998, Yankees), Irish (Giants, 1922), and Bob Meusel (Yankees, 1923), and Bubba (Colts, 1970) and Tody Smith (Cowboys, 1971).

2009      Oliver Perez agrees to a $36 million, three-year deal to stay with the Mets. The 29-year-old inconsistent southpaw, who has posted a 26-20 record with New York since being obtained from Pittsburgh during the 2006 season, will be part of the team’s starting rotation.

2009      Garrett Atkins (.286, 21, 99) avoids arbitration, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Rockies. The 29-year-old third baseman’s $7.05 million contract makes him the second-highest-paid player on the team, trailing only Todd Helton.

2009      Justin Verlander (11-17, 4.84) agrees to a one-year deal worth $3,675,000 to stay with the Tigers, a dramatic increase from last season. The 2006 AL Rookie of the Year’s original five-year contract, which slated the right-hander for a $600,000 salary in 2009, could be terminated if he had enough service time to become eligible for arbitration.

2009      Rickie Weeks (.234, 14, 89) avoids arbitration with the Brewers, agreeing to a $2.45 million, one-year deal. The 26-year-old second baseman, who has been injury-prone over his first five seasons with the Brew Crew, can earn more with performance bonuses based on plate appearances.

2010      Casey Kotchman and the Mariners, who recently acquired the first baseman in a trade with Boston for Bill Hall, come to terms on a one-year deal worth $3,517,500. The 26-year-old slick-fielding infielder has not made an error in his last 1,584 chances, covering 185 games.

2011      Contending Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz enriched themselves with many years of profitable investing in the Ponzi Scheme while ignoring many warnings that the payoffs might have been fraudulent, victims Bernie Madoff name the Mets owners in a lawsuit. Speculation concerning the team’s sale to meet the financial obligations caused by a possible $1 billion settlement has circulated in the sports and banking industries.

2012      The Cubs and Matt Garza avoid arbitration when they agree to a one-year, $9.5 million deal. The 28-year-old right-hander posted a 10-10 record and a 3.32 earned run average last year, his first season with the team.

BASEBALL YEAR IN REVIEW: 1901 (BASEBALL ALMANAC)

1901 AMERICAN LEAGUE

Off the field…

As President William McKinley began his second term, he was fatally shot by anarchist Leon Czolgosz. Czolgosz stated that the President was “an enemy of good working people” and was later judged to be sane and executed. The chief event of McKinley’s administration was the war with Spain, which resulted in the United States’ acquisition of the Philippines and other islands. Theodore Roosevelt was promptly sworn in as his successor and embarked on a wide-ranging program of governmental reform and conservation of natural resources.

In the American League…

On April 28th, Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Charles Baker surrendered an American League record twenty-three singles in a 13-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

In May, White Stockings Herm McFarland and Dummy Hoy set one of the first American League records (most homeruns in a game) with two grand slams during Chicago’s 19-9 win over the Detroit Tigers. Detroit also set a Major League mark of their own with twelve errors (ten by the infield) that was amazingly matched by the White Sox in 1903 — against the Tigers.

With two outs in the ninth, Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Bill Reidy set a Major League record after surrendering ten consecutive hits for a 13-2 loss to the Boston Somersets on June 2nd.

In the National League…

Cincinnati Reds ace Noodles Hahn struck out sixteen Boston Brave batters on May 22nd for a 4-3 victory and a record that would stand until Jim Maloney matched it in 1963.

On June 20th, Honus Wagner became the first twentieth century player to steal home twice in a single game, as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the New York Giants, 7-0.

The Brooklyn Dodgers tied their highest score of the previous century (May 20, 1896) after beating the Cincinnati Reds 25-6 in a September 23rd outing at League Park II.

Around the League…

The American League formally organized with the Baltimore Orioles, Philadelphia Athletics, Boston Somersets, Washington Nationals, Cleveland Blues, Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Chicago White Sox. Three of the leagues original clubs in Indianapolis, Minneapolis, and Buffalo were dropped. The player limit was set at fourteen per team, and the inaugural schedule was set at one-hundred forty games.

The National League Rules Committee decreed that all foul balls are to count as strikes, except after two, catchers must play within ten feet of the batter, a ball will be called if the pitcher does not throw to a ready and waiting batter within twenty seconds, and that the umpire will remove all players using indecent language.

At the December league meeting, the Milwaukee Brewers franchise was officially dropped from the American League and replaced by the St. Louis Browns.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

21 – 29 – 44 – 12- 22 -10 -11

February 3, 1942 – It may sound odd to us today but on that day Baseball owners agreed to permit each club up to 14 night games during the 1942 season.

February 3, 1976 – At the NBA’s 26th edition of the All-Star Game played at the old Spectrum, Philadelphia, the East squad defeated their West counterparts, 123-109 The games’ MVP was point guard Dave Bing of the Washington Bullets who wore Number 21 that season for his team. Bing was the 1966-67 seasons Rookie of the Year, was also a 7-time All-Star who made it to All-NBA status 3 times

February 3, 1979 – The Minnesota Twins and California Angels pulled off a major trade on this day. The Twins sent star ballplayer Rod Carew to the Halos for four players in this blockbuster deal. Carew wore Number 29 for his entire career in the MLB. He was a League MVP, Rookie of the Year in 1967 and made it to the play in the All-Star game an amazing 17 times. The Hall of Fame infielder held a .328 batting average and stole 353 bases in his career..

February 3, 1980 – 30th NBA All-Star Game which was played at the Capital Centre, Landover, Maryland. The team from the East beat the West, 144-136 in an Overtime thriller. The game’s MVP was George Gervin who played with the San Antonio Spurs that season as a strong forward who wore the Number 44. The Iceman was an NBA 4-time scoring champ that earned a spot on 12 different All-Star squads. He was also a 2-time All-ABA player and 7-time All-NBA.

February 3, 1991 – NFL Pro Bowl MVP was QB Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills who wore Number 12

February 3, 1998 – Florida Panther Dino Ciccarelli, who sported the Number 22 became 9th NHL player to score 600 career goals in his career. He did it in dramatic fashion too as the right winger slapped home the tying goal late in the third to help the Panthers earn a 1 all tie with the Detroit Redwings.

February 3, 2002 – Number 12, Tom Brady wins the Super Bowl XXXVI Most Valuable Player award as he leads the Patriots to a stunning 20-17 win over the Rams.

February 3, 2008 – Eli Manning, Number 10 takes home MVP honors in Super Bowl XLII as the New York Giants upset the Patriots bid for an undefeated season 20-17.

February 3, 2013 – At Super Bowl XLVII, Joe Flacco who wore Number 5, became the game MVP as his Baltimore Ravens knock off the 49ers 34-31 to win the Brother Bowl

February 3, 2019 – At Super Bowl LIII, the New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams, 13-3 as wide receiver Julian Edelman, Number 11 was selected as the game’s MVP.

TV SPORTS SATURDAY

AUTO RACING

3 p.m.

NBC — AMA Supercross Series: Round 5, Detroit

6 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Cup Series: Practice, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

8:30 p.m.

FS1 — NASCAR Cup Series: Heat Races, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

BOWLING

4 p.m.

FS1 — PBA: Elite League, Indianapolis

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S)

12 p.m.

CBSSN — Navy at Colgate

ESPN — Virginia Tech at Miami

ESPN2 — Arkansas at LSU

ESPNU — Saint Joseph’s at La Salle

FOX — UConn at St. John’s

FS1 — Penn St. at Indiana

12:30 p.m.

USA — Duquesne at Rhode Island

1 p.m.

CBS — Wichita St. at Memphis

SECN — South Carolina at Georgia

TNT — Legacy Classic: Grambling St. vs. Jackson St., Newark, N.J.

2 p.m.

BTN — Northwestern at Minnesota

CBSSN — Murray St. at N. Iowa

ESPN — Virginia at Clemson

ESPN2 — Texas at TCU

ESPNU — East Carolina at Charlotte

FS1 — Marquette at Georgetown

2:30 p.m.

USA — Fordham at Saint Louis

3 p.m.

PAC-12N — California at Arizona St.

3:30 p.m.

FOX — Utah St. at San Diego St.

SECN — Missouri at Vanderbilt

TNT — Legacy Classic: Hampton vs. Howard, Newark, N.J.

4 p.m.

BTN — Rutgers at Michigan

CBSSN — Elon at NC A&T

ESPN — Houston at Kansas

ESPN2 — Florida at Texas A&M

ESPNU — Richmond at VCU

5 p.m.

PAC-12N — Colorado at Utah

5:30 p.m.

CW — Georgia Tech at NC State

FOX — Maryland at Michigan St.

6 p.m.

ACCN — Notre Dame at Pittsburgh

CBSSN — Towson at Hofstra

ESPN2 — Drake at Indiana St.

SECN — Auburn at Mississippi

6:30 p.m.

ESPN — Duke at North Carolina

7 p.m.

PAC-12N — Oregon St. at Southern Cal

7:45 p.m.

CW — Syracuse at Wake Forest

8 p.m.

ACCN — Florida St. at Louisville

CBSSN — Wyoming at UNLV

ESPN2 — Iowa St. at Baylor

ESPNU — Middle Tennessee St. at W. Kentucky

8:30 p.m.

ESPN — Tennessee at Kentucky

SECN — Mississippi St. at Alabama

9 p.m.

PAC-12N — Washington St. at Washington

9:30 p.m.

FS1 — Xavier at DePaul

10 p.m.

CBSSN — Colorado St. at Fresno St.

ESPN2 — Oregon at UCLA

10:30 p.m.

ESPN — Saint Mary’s (Cal) at Gonzaga

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S)

6 p.m.

BTN — Michigan at Penn St.

8 p.m.

FOX — Iowa at Maryland

COLLEGE HOCKEY (MEN’S)

8 p.m.

BTN — Michigan at Ohio St.

COLLEGE LACROSSE (MEN’S)

4 p.m.

ACCN — Vermont at Syracuse

FIGURE SKATING

8 a.m.

E! — ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Men’s Free + Ceremony, Shanghai (Taped)

FISHING

8 a.m.

FS1 — Bassmaster Opens: The 2024 St. Croix Bassmaster Open at Lake Okeechobee presented by SEVIIN, Clewiston, Fla.

GOLF

4 a.m.

GOLF — DP World Tour: The Bahrain Championship, Third Round, Royal GC, Al Mazrowiah, Bahrain

12:30 p.m.

CW — LIV Golf League: Second Round, Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

1 p.m.

GOLF — PGA Tour: The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Third Round, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.

3 p.m.

CBS — PGA Tour: The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Third Round, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.

11 p.m.

GOLF — Women’s Amateur: The Asia-Pacific Championship, Final Round, Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand

3:30 a.m. (Sunday)

GOLF — DP World Tour: The Bahrain Championship, Final Round, Royal GC, Al Mazrowiah, Bahrain

HORSE RACING

12:30 p.m.

FS2 — NYRA: America’s Day at the Races

4 p.m.

CNBC — 1/ST RACING Tour: From Gulfstream Park, Hallandale Beach, Fla., and Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, Calif.

NBA BASKETBALL

8:30 p.m.

ABC — LA Lakers at New York

NFL FOOTBALL

1 p.m.

NFLN — Senior Bowl: National Team vs. American Team, Mobile, Ala.

NHL HOCKEY

3 p.m.

ABC — NHL All-Star Game: From Toronto

SKIING/SNOWBOARDING

3 p.m.

CNBC — FIS: Freestyle World Championships, Deer Valley, Utah (Taped)

SOCCER (MEN’S)

7:30 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur at Everton

10 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Crystal Palace at Brighton & Hove Albion

SWIMMING

12 p.m.

NBC — 2024 U.S. Summer Olympic Trials: Women’s And Men’s Marathon, Orlando, Fla.

TENNIS

5 a.m.

TENNIS — Hua Hin-WTA, Montpellier-ATP Semifinals

6 a.m.

TENNIS — Hua Hin-WTA, Montpellier-ATP Semifinals

2 p.m.

TENNIS — Davis Cup Qualifiers: Canada vs. Korea

12 a.m. (Sunday)

TENNIS — Davis Cup Qualifiers: France vs. Chinese Taipei

6 a.m. (Sunday)

TENNIS — Hua Hin-WTA Singles Final

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SUNDAY

AHL HOCKEY

8 p.m.

NHLN — 2024 AHL All-Star: Skills Competition, San Jose, Calif.

AUTO RACING

6:30 p.m.

FOX — NASCAR Cup Series: Qualifying, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

8 p.m.

FOX — NASCAR Cup Series: The Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles

BOWLING

3:30 p.m.

FOX — PBA: U.S. Open Final, Indianapolis

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (MEN’S)

1 p.m.

CBS — Purdue at Wisconsin

CBSSN — Davidson at Loyola of Chicago

2 p.m.

ESPNU — UNC-Greensboro at Furman

4 p.m.

ESPNU — Temple at Tulane

5 p.m.

CBSSN — South Dakota at S. Dakota St.

6 p.m.

ESPN2 — UAB at SMU

FS1 — Providence at Villanova

6:30 p.m.

BTN — Nebraska at Illinois

8 p.m.

FS1 — Stanford at Arizona

COLLEGE BASKETBALL (WOMEN’S)

11 a.m.

CW — Miami at Florida St.

12 p.m.

ACCN — Syracuse at Boston College

ESPN2 — Virginia Tech at North Carolina

FS1 — Indiana at Ohio St.

SECN — Kentucky at Georgia

2 p.m.

ACCN — Pittsburgh at Wake Forest

ESPN2 — Mississippi at South Carolina

FS1 — Kansas St. at Texas

SECN — Florida at LSU

3 p.m.

CBSSN — St. John’s at UConn

PAC-12N — Colorado at Washington

4 p.m.

ACCN — Clemson at Virginia

ESPN2 — UCLA at Stanford

SECN — Mississippi St. at Texas A&M

6 p.m.

SECN — Auburn at Arkansas

7 p.m.

PAC-12N — Oregon St. at Oregon

COLLEGE GYMNASTICS (WOMEN’S)

5 p.m.

PAC-12N — Arizona at UCLA

COLLEGE WRESTLING

12 p.m.

BTN — Michigan St. at Indiana

2 p.m.

BTN — Northwestern at Minnesota

FIGURE SKATING

12 p.m.

NBC — ISU Four Continents Figure Skating Championships: Exhibition Gala, Shanghai (Taped)

GOLF

3:30 a.m.

GOLF — DP World Tour: The Bahrain Championship, Final Round, Royal GC, Al Mazrowiah, Bahrain

1 p.m.

CW — LIV Golf League: Final Round, Mayakoba’s El Camaleón Golf Course, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

GOLF — PGA Tour: The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Third Round, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.

3 p.m.

CBS — PGA Tour: The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Final Round, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.

HORSE RACING

3 p.m.

FS2 — NYRA: America’s Day at the Races

LACROSSE (MEN’S)

6 p.m.

ESPNU — NLL: Colorado at San Diego

NBA BASKETBALL

3 p.m.

NBATV — Phoenix at Washington

6 p.m.

ESPN — Memphis at Boston

8:30 p.m.

NBATV — Portland at Denver

NBA G-LEAGUE BASKETBALL

6 p.m.

NBATV — G-League Ignite at South Bay

NFL FOOTBALL

3 p.m.

ABC — 2024 Pro Bowl Games: NFC All-Stars vs. AFC All-Stars, Orlando, Fla.

ESPN — 2024 Pro Bowl Games: NFC All-Stars vs. AFC All-Stars, Orlando, Fla.

RODEO

12 p.m.

CBS — PBR: Bucking Battle, Sacramento, Calif. (Taped)

8 p.m.

CBSSN — PBR: Round 3 & Championship Round, Sacramento, Calif.

SOCCER (MEN’S)

9 a.m.

USA — Premier League: Wolverhampton at Chelsea

10 a.m.

FS2 — King Cup: Al-Faisaly vs Al-Ittihad, Quarterfinal, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

SOCCER (WOMEN’S)

12:55 p.m.

FS2 — 2024 CONCACAF U-17 Championship Group Stage: Puerto Rico vs U.S., Group B, Toluca de Lerdo, Mexico

TENNIS

6 a.m.

TENNIS — Hua Hin-WTA Singles Final

9 a.m.

TENNIS — Montpellier-ATP Singles Final

4 a.m. (Monday)

TENNIS — Marseille-ATP, TENNIS — Marseille-ATP, Cordoba-ATP, Abu Dhabi-WTA, Cluj-Napoca-WTA Early Rounds