INDIANA BOYS BASKETBALL SCORES MONDAY

Calumet 74 Calumet Christian 65
Central Noble 61 Bethany Christian 48
Demotte Christian 57 South Newton 23
Hammond Morton 89 Marquette Catholic 60
Madison 45 Rushville 36
Mishawaka 61 South Bend Clay 47
North Putnam 53 Southmont 39
North Vermillion 67 Chrisman (Ill.) 50
South Bend Adams 59 Bremen 46
Victory College Prep 55 Indianapolis Riverside 50
Whiteland 82 Columbus North 79 2OT
Whiting 44 Wheeler 43
Winamac 60 Oregon-Davis 39

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

Carroll (Flora) at Tri-Central 7:30 pm
Colonial Christian at Mooresville Christian 7:00 pm
Culver Academy at South Bend St. Joseph 7:30 pm
Elkhart Christian at Jimtown 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Dwenger at Fort Wayne Snider 7:30 pm
Fort Wayne Wayne at Fort Wayne Canterbury 7:30 pm
GEO Next Generation at MTI Knowledge 7:30 pm
Greenwood Christian at Indianapolis International 6:30 pm
Hammond Noll at River Forest 8:00 pm
Indianapolis Chatard at University 7:30 pm
Lakeland Christian at Clinton Christian 7:00 pm
Northview at Indian Creek 8:00 pm
Purdue Poly Englewood at Covenant Christian 7:00 pm
Ross (Ohio) at East Central 7:30 pm
Traders Point Christian at Indianapolis Shortridge 7:30 pm

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES MONDAY

Crosspointe Christian 41 Indiana Math & Science 32
Demotte Christian 37 North White 33
Oregon-Davis 63 River Forest 35
Park Tudor 54 Indianapolis Tech 38

TUESDAY’S SCHEDULE

ALL TIMES EASTERN
GEO Next Generation at MTI Knowledge 6:00 pm
Portage Christian at Lighthouse CPA 12:30 pm


CLASS 4A
Lake Central
Munster at Lake Central 6:30 pm
Valparaiso
Chesterton at Valparaiso 7:00 pm
South Bend Washington
LaPorte vs. South Bend Adams 7:30 pm
Northridge
Warsaw at Northridge 6:00 pm
Concord vs. Penn 7:30 pm
Carroll (Fort Wayne)
East Noble at Carroll (Fort Wayne) 6:00 pm
Fort Wayne Northrop vs. Fort Wayne Snider 7:30 pm
Columbia City
Fort Wayne Wayne at Columbia City 6:00 pm
Homestead vs. Fort Wayne South 7:30 pm
Kokomo
Harrison (West Lafayette) vs. Marion 6:00 pm
Logansport at Kokomo 7:30 pm
Hamilton Southeastern
Westfield at Hamilton Southeastern 6:00 pm
Carmel vs. Fishers 7:30 pm
Pendleton Heights
Anderson vs. Mount Vernon (Fortville) 7:00 pm
Indianapolis Cathedral
North Central (Indianapolis) vs. Warren Central 6:00 pm
Pike
Perry Meridian at Pike 7:00 pm
Avon
Brownsburg at Avon 7:00 pm
Mooresville
Martinsville vs. Bloomington North 6:00 pm
Bloomington South vs. Center Grove 7:30 pm
Whiteland
East Central at Whiteland 6:00 pm
Shelbyville vs. Franklin 7:30 pm
Floyd Central
Seymour vs. Jennings County 7:00 pm
Evansville Harrison
Evansville North at Evansville Harrison 6:30 pm
Evansville Central vs. Jasper 8:00 pm


CLASS 3A
Highland
Calumet at Highland 8:00 pm
Rochester
John Glenn vs. Bremen 6:00 pm
Knox at Rochester 7:30 pm
New Prairie
South Bend Clay vs. Mishawaka Marian 7:30 pm
West Noble
Lakeland vs. Wawasee 7:00 pm
Garrett
Angola vs. Leo 7:00 pm
Twin Lakes
West Lafayette vs. Frankfort 7:30 pm
Maconaquah
Mississinewa at Maconaquah 7:00 pm
Yorktown
Jay County at Yorktown 7:00 pm
Cascade
Monrovia at Cascade 7:00 pm
Owen Valley
Edgewood vs. West Vigo 7:00 pm
Indianapolis Chatard
Brebeuf Jesuit at Indianapolis Chatard 6:00 pm
Heritage Christian vs. Indianapolis Herron 7:30 pm
Beech Grove
Indianapolis Ritter vs. Speedway 6:00 pm
Lawrenceburg
South Dearborn vs. Batesville 7:00 pm
Charlestown
Corydon Central at Charlestown 6:00 pm
Madison vs. North Harrison 7:30 pm
Southridge
Washington at Southridge 6:30 pm
Heritage Hills vs. Vincennes Lincoln 8:00 pm
Gibson Southern
Mount Vernon (Posey) vs. Evansville Bosse 7:00 pm
Evansville Mater Dei at Gibson Southern 8:30 pm


CLASS 2A
Lake Station
North Newton at Lake Station 8:00 pm
North Judson
South Central (Union Mills) at North Judson 7:30 pm
Eastside
Churubusco vs. Westview 6:00 pm
Central Noble at Eastside 7:30 pm
North Miami
Wabash vs. Winamac 7:00 pm
South Adams
Manchester vs. Bluffton 6:00 pm
Adams Central at South Adams 7:30 pm
Delphi
Seeger vs. Lafayette Central Catholic 6:00 pm
Covington vs. Clinton Prairie 7:30 pm
Elwood
Eastbrook at Elwood 7:00 pm
Lapel
Winchester vs. Muncie Burris 7:00 pm
Northeastern
Union County vs. Hagerstown 6:00 pm
Indianapolis Scecina
Indianapolis Riverside at Indianapolis Scecina 7:00 pm
South Putnam
Greencastle vs. North Putnam 7:00 pm
North Decatur
Hauser vs. Switzerland County 7:00 pm
Providence
Southwestern (Hanover) vs. Brownstown Central 7:00 pm
North Knox
Mitchell vs. Paoli 6:00 pm
Linton-Stockton vs. North Daviess 7:30 pm
South Spencer
Forest Park at South Spencer 6:30 pm
Crawford County vs. North Posey 8:00 pm


CLASS 1A
Morgan Twp.
Tri-Township at Morgan Twp. 8:00 pm
Culver
Marquette Catholic at Culver 7:30 pm
Lakewood Park
Elkhart Christian at Lakewood Park 7:00 pm
South Newton
Frontier vs. Tri-County 6:30 pm
West Central vs. Caston 8:00 pm
Attica
Faith Christian vs. Fountain Central 6:00 pm
North Vermillion vs. Rossville 7:30 pm
Union City
Tri vs. Randolph Southern 6:00 pm
Cambridge City Lincoln vs. Blue River 7:30 pm
Bloomfield
White River Valley vs. North Central (Farmersburg) 7:00 pm
Eminence
Indianapolis Lutheran at Eminence 6:00 pm
Southwestern (Shelbyville)
South Decatur vs. Edinburgh 7:00 pm
West Washington
Lanesville vs. Christian Academy 6:00 pm
South Central (Elizabeth) at West Washington 7:30 pm
New Washington
Medora vs. Trinity Lutheran 6:00 pm
Crothersville vs. Shawe Memorial 7:30 pm
Barr-Reeve
Washington Catholic vs. Vincennes Rivet 7:00 pm
Wood Memorial
Tecumseh at Wood Memorial 7:30 pm

FINAL ICGSA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (23-1)

2. CENTER GROVE (22-1)

3. COLUMBIA CITY (20-2)

4. FORT WAYNE SNIDER (19-2)

5. JENNINGS COUNTY (21-3)

6. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (19-3)

7. NORTHRIDGE (21-3)

8. FRANKLIN (20-3)

9. LAWRENCE NORTH (17-5)

10. HOMESTEAD (19-4)

11. SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (16-4)

12. SILVER CREEK (17-4)

13. NOBLESVILLE (14-8)

14. BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (17-4)

14. LAKE CENTRAL (20-4)

16. WARSAW (14-7)

3A

1. HAMILTON HEIGHTS (20-2)

2. NORWELL (18-4)

3. RENSSELAER CENTRAL (22-1)

3. GIBSON SOUTHERN (19-4)

5. GREENSBURG (18-4)

6. INDIAN CREEK (18-4)

7. BENTON CENTRAL (22-3)

8. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (20-3)

9. SCOTTSBURG (19-4)

10. WASHINGTON (19-4)

11. WESTERN (16-5)

12. WEST LAFAYETTE (14-9)

12. JAY COUNTY (20-2)

12. BELLMONT (15-7)

2A

1. NORTH KNOX (23-1)

2. SOUTH KNOX (22-1)

3. EASTERN HANCOCK (21-1)

4. CARROLL (FLORA) (20-3)

5. EASTBROOK (20-2)

6. LAPEL (19-4)

7. EASTSIDE (21-3)

8. PROVIDENCE (16-7)

9. AUSTIN (17-6)

10. FORT WAYNE LUERS (14-6)

11. BLACKFORD (17-6)

12. LEWIS CASS (19-3)

13. ALEXANDRIA (18-4)

13. PARKE HERITAGE (20-3)

15. CRAWFORD COUNTY (17-6)

15. BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (14-9)

15. TRITON CENTRAL (17-6)

18. LINTON-STOCKTON (16-6)

1A

1. LANESVILLE (22-1)

2. CLINTON CENTRAL (21-1)

3. BORDEN (19-4)

4. ORLEANS (19-3)

5. MARQUETTE CATHOLIC (18-4)

6. TRI-TOWNSHIP (21-1)

7. CASTON (18-3)

8. JAC-CEN-DEL (18-5)

9. TRI (20-3)

9. SPRINGS VALLEY (20-4)

11. OLDENBURG ACADEMY (17-4)

12. MORGAN TWP. (14-7)

12. WOOD MEMORIAL (12-10)

14. FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK (16-7)

15. BETHANY CHRISTIAN (16-6)

WRESTLING REGIONALS

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 

AP MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL

  1. UCONN 18 – 2
  2. PURDUE 19 – 2
  3. NORTH CAROLINA 17 – 3
  4. HOUSTON 18 – 2
  5. TENNESSEE 15 – 4
  6. WISCONSIN 16 – 4
  7. DUKE 15 – 4
  8. KANSAS 16 – 4
  9. MARQUETTE 15 – 5
  10. KENTUCKY 15 – 4
  11. ARIZONA 15 – 5
  12. IOWA STATE 16 – 4
  13. CREIGHTON 16 – 5
  14. ILLINOIS 15 – 5
  15. TEXAS TECH 16 – 3
  16. AUBURN 16 – 4
  17. UTAH STATE 18 – 2
  18. BAYLOR 14 – 5
  19. NEW MEXICO 18 – 3
  20. FLORIDA ATLANTIC 17 – 4
  21. DAYTON 16 – 3
  22. BYU 15 – 5
  23. OKLAHOMA 15 – 5
  24. ALABAMA 14 – 6
  25. TCU 15 – 5

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

SOUTH CAROLINA 108, SAN DIEGO ST. 95, MEMPHIS 48, NORTHWESTERN 32, MISSISSIPPI 30, TEXAS 10, COLORADO ST. 10, SAINT MARY’S 9, INDIANA ST 5, BOISE ST. 5, RICHMOND 4, GONZAGA 4, VIRGINIA 3, MCNEESE ST. 2, APPALACHIAN ST 1.

COACHES POLL

  1. UCONN 18 – 2
  2. PURDUE 19 – 2
  3. NORTH CAROLINA 17 – 3
  4. HOUSTON 18 – 2
  5. TENNESSEE 15 – 4
  6. WISCONSIN 16 – 4
  7. DUKE 15 – 4
  8. KENTUCKY 15 – 4
  9. KANSAS 16 – 4
  10. MARQUETTE 15 – 5
  11. IOWA STATE 16 – 4
  12. ARIZONA 15 – 5
  13. CREIGHTON 16 – 5
  14. ILLINOIS 15 – 5
  15. TEXAS TECH 16 – 3
  16. AUBURN 16 – 4
  17. UTAH STATE 18 – 2
  18. BAYLOR 14 – 5
  19. DAYTON 16 – 3
  20. NEW MEXICO 18 – 3
  21. BYU 15 – 5
  22. ALABAMA 14 – 6
  23. FLORIDA ATLANTIC 17 – 4
  24. OKLAHOMA 15 – 5
  25. TCU 15 – 5

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES

SAN DIEGO STATE 67; OLE MISS 57; SOUTH CAROLINA 46; GONZAGA 38; MEMPHIS 26; NORTHWESTERN 23; COLORADO STATE 14; INDIANA STATE 13; TEXAS 11; GRAND CANYON 9; SAINT MARY’S 5; VIRGINIA 4; MCNEESE STATE 4; APP STATE 4; SETON HALL 2; CORNELL 2; PRINCETON 1

MEN’S TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORES

#12 DUKE 77 VIRGINIA TECH 67

#4 HOUSTON 76 TEXAS 72 OT

WOMEN’S AP COLLEGE BASKETBALL POLL

  1. SOUTH CAROLINA 19-0
  2. KANSAS STATE 20 – 1
  3. IOWA 19 – 2
  4. STANFORD 19 – 2
  5. NORTH CAROLINA STATE 18 – 2
  6. COLORADO 17 – 3
  7. UCLA 16 – 3
  8. OHIO STATE 17 – 3
  9. LSU 18 – 3
  10. INDIANA 17 – 2
  11. UCONN 17 – 4
  12. TEXAS 19 – 3
  13. BAYLOR 16 – 3
  14. NOTRE DAME 15 – 4
  15. USC 14 – 4
  16. LOUISVILLE 18 – 3
  17. VIRGINIA TECH 16 – 4
  18. OREGON STATE 17 – 3
  19. GONZAGA 20 – 2
  20. UTAH 15 – 6
  21. SYRACUSE 17 – 3
  22. CREIGHTON 16 – 3
  23. WEST VIRGINIA 17 – 2
  24. NORTH CAROLINA 15 – 6
  25. PRINCETON 15 – 3

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES:

UNLV 21, WASHINGTON ST 15, FAIRFIELD 13, MARQUETTE 7, FLORIDA ST. 6, OKLAHOMA 6, MISSISSIPPI 2, PENN ST. 1, WASHINGTON 1, MISSISSIPPI ST. 1.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL TOP 25 SCORES

MISSISSIPPI STATE 77 #9 LSU 73

NBA SCOREBOARD

New York 113 Charlotte 92

Cleveland 118 LA Clippers 108

Phoenix 118 Miami 105

Brooklyn 147 Utah 114

Boston 118 New Orleans 112

Washington 118 San Antonio 113

Sacramento 103 Memphis 94

Minnesota 107 Oklahoma City 101

Houston 135 LA Lakers 119

Dallas 131 Orlando 129

Denver 113 Milwaukee 107

Portland 130 Philadelphia 104

NHL SCOREBOARD

OTTAWA 4 NASHVILLE 3 OT

NATIONAL SPORTS RELEASES/HEADLINES

NFL NEWS

LIONS’ CAMPBELL: ‘I DON’T REGRET’ 4TH-DOWN CALLS VS. 49ERS

Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell has no regrets over his fourth-down decision-making during Sunday’s 34-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship Game.

“I don’t regret those decisions,” Campbell said postgame, according to The Athletic’s Colton Pouncy. “It’s hard because we didn’t come through. It wasn’t able to work out but I don’t (regret it).

“I understand the scrutiny I’ll get. It’s part of the gig.”

The Lions twice opted to pass on field-goal attempts and go for it on fourth down in the second half, with both attempts failing. Josh Reynolds dropped a potential conversion on the first attempt, which came in the third quarter with Detroit up 14 points. The 49ers scored a touchdown on the following drive to halve the deficit.

Then, down by three with just over seven minutes left, the Lions went for it on fourth-and-3 at the 49ers’ 30-yard line but fell short on an incomplete pass by Jared Goff.

“I just felt really good about us converting. … They were bleeding the clock, that’s what they do,” Campbell said. “And I wanted to get the upper hand back.”

The second failed fourth-down attempt appeared to take the wind out of the Lions’ sails. The 49ers marched down the field to score a touchdown on the ensuing possession, making it a 10-point game with three minutes remaining.

Detroit took a 24-7 advantage into halftime before being outscored 27-7 in the second half. With the loss, the Lions squandered the biggest lead in conference title game history.

“It’s like getting your heart ripped out,” Campbell told reporters, including Kyle Meinke of MLive. “It’s hard.”

Campbell built a

Campbell built a reputation as an aggressive play-caller during the Lions’ 12-5 campaign in 2023. Only one team attempted more fourth-down attempts this season.

Running back David Montgomery came to Campbell’s defense postgame, calling him the “best coach in the league,” per Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.

49ERS OPEN AS FAVORITES IN SUPER BOWL LVIII

The San Francisco 49ers opened as favorites over the Kansas City Chiefs for Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas on Feb. 11.

The opening line

The opening line at theScore Bet had the Chiefs as 2.5-point underdogs before an early shift dropped it to 1.5. The total for the championship game comes in at 47.5.

The Chiefs advanced to the Super Bowl after shutting down the Baltimore Ravens 17-10 in the AFC Championship Game. Patrick Mahomes led Kansas City to 17 first-half points, and the defense stifled Lamar Jackson the rest of the way. Kansas City forced three turnovers, including a goal-line fumble on Ravens receiver Zay Flowers and an end-zone interception off Jackson.

San Francisco took a different route to the Super Bowl, overcoming a 17-point deficit against the Detroit Lions in the NFC title game to punch their ticket.

The 49ers-Chiefs game will be a rematch of Super Bowl LIV, where Mahomes captured his first Super Bowl MVP after beating San Francisco 31-20.

REPORT: SBLVIII TICKETS REACH RECORD PRICES

With the NFL’s title game in Las Vegas for the first time, combined with the Taylor Swift effect on the Kansas City Chiefs’ side and the San Francisco 49ers’ West Coast fandom, ticket prices are a record level for Super Bowl LVIII.

According to ticket aggregator TicketIQ, the average secondary ticket market list pricing for the Feb. 11 game at Allegiant Stadium has reached a record $10,752. Tickets for Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Fla., went for a higher number but the pandemic limited capacity to just 25,000.

Average prices for Super Bowl LVIII were at a record $9,815 on online marketplace TickPick, an increase of 70 percent over last year’s title game, Front Office Sports reported.

Making their fourth Super Bowl appearance in five seasons, the Chiefs have been a popular team for years. Support for the Chiefs has been bolstered by Swift’s relationship with star tight end Travis Kelce, which has the pop star’s fans swooning from coast to coast.

The 49ers, who are aiming to join the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers with the most Super Bowl wins (six), are highly popular on social media. It also doesn’t hurt that San Francisco is loaded with offensive stars — Christian McCaffrey, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk and Brock Purdy.

Wrapping it all up is the fact that Las Vegas, a destination for millions of partygoers, is hosting the country’s largest single sporting event.

“This is probably one of the lower-impact (potential) matchups, actually, and demand is still up,” TicketIQ founder and CEO Jesse Lawrence told Front Office Sports. “All bets are off for where this goes over the next two weeks, but I do think team demand is less of a factor this year, and the Vegas location is definitely helping drive this.”

Just to get into this Super Bowl, it’ll cost fans more than $7,000, one of the highest non-COVID figures for the annual event.

However, had the Detroit Lions prevailed over the 49ers in the NFC title game, the ticket prices likely would’ve skyrocketed even further. The Lions, who have never played in the Super Bowl, won their first playoff game in 32 years and won two postseason games for the first time since 1957.

“The Lions’ demand for this would have been through the roof,” Lawrence said.

REPORTS: CHIEFS DE CHARLES OMENIHU HAS TORN ACL, OUT FOR SUPER BOWL

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Charles Omenihu suffered a torn ACL on Sunday and will miss Super Bowl LVIII, several reports said Monday.

After a high-scoring start to the AFC Championship Game that saw the Chiefs go on top 14-7, Omenihu made a key strip-sack of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson recovered by teammate George Karlaftis. The Chiefs went on to win 17-10.

Some time later, Omenihu left the game to have his right knee evaluated for an injury.

After reports about his ACL surfaced Monday, the 26-year-old seemed to confirm his diagnosis when he posted a single broken-heart emoji on X (formerly Twitter).

The Chiefs will play in their fourth Super Bowl in five seasons and face the San Francisco 49ers — one of Omenihu’s former teams.

After the Houston Texans drafted him in the fifth round in 2019, Omenihu has collected 95 tackles, 52 quarterback hits, 18.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 72 regular-season games (11 starts) over his career with Houston (2019-21), San Francisco (2021-22) and Kansas City.

He had career highs of 7.0 sacks and 28 tackles in 11 regular-season games (one start) for the Chiefs this year.

REPORTS: CHARGERS SET TO HIRE JOE HORTIZ AS GM

Baltimore Ravens personnel director Joe Hortiz is set to become the Los Angeles Chargers general manager, multiple media outlets reported Monday.

Hortiz and the Chargers, who last week hired Jim Harbaugh as their head coach, reportedly were finalizing a contract.

Hortiz, 48, served in his current role with the Ravens since 2019, having worked for the team for 26 years. Baltimore’s head coach since 2008 has been John Harbaugh, Jim Harbaugh’s brother.

Teaming with former Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome and current Ravens GM Eric DeCosta, Hortiz helped shape two Super Bowl championship teams and a club that went an NFL-best 13-4 this season before losing to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.

Tom Telesco was the Chargers’ general manager until Dec. 15, when he and head coach Brandon Staley were fired after a 63-21 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders dropped Los Angeles’ record to 5-9.

The Chargers went 0-3 under interim head coach Giff Smith to finish the season. Telesco was hired last week as the Raiders general manager.

Los Angeles finished 18th in total offense this season (329.4 yards per game), 21st in scoring offense (20.4 points per game), 28th in total defense (362.9 ypg) and 24th in scoring defense (23.4 ppg).

REPORT: RON RIVERA INTERVIEWS WITH RAMS FOR DC OPENING

The Los Angeles Rams interviewed former Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera for their recently vacated defensive coordinator position over the weekend, CBS Sports reported Monday.

The Rams are interviewing to replace Raheem Morris, who was named head coach of the Atlanta Falcons last week. The Rams have also interviewed or have interviews set up with Brandon Staley, Aden Durde and Dennard Wilson. Staley served as the Rams’ defensive coordinator in 2020.

Rivera also reportedly interviewed with the Philadelphia Eagles last week before they landed on Vic Fangio.

Rivera, 62, last served as a DC on Norv Turner’s staff with the then-San Diego Chargers from 2008-10. The 2010 squad finished first in the NFL in total defense and second in scoring defense.

Rivera is 102-103-2 as a head coach with the Commanders (2020-23) and Carolina Panthers (2011-19). He also has been a defensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears (2004-06) and has experience in Philadelphia as Andy Reid’s linebackers coach for five seasons from 1999-2003.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NO. 4 HOUSTON OUTLASTS STRUGGLING TEXAS IN OT

Jamal Shead recorded 25 points and eight rebounds before fouling out to help No. 4 Houston pull out a 76-72 overtime victory over Texas on Monday night in Big 12 play at Austin, Texas.

J’Wan Roberts converted

J’Wan Roberts converted a tiebreaking second-chance layup with 37 seconds left in the extra session as the Cougars (19-2, 6-2 Big 12) notched their fifth straight win. Roberts had 14 points and eight rebounds, LJ Cryer also scored 14 points and Emanuel Sharp had 13 points and eight rebounds for Houston.

Max Abmas scored 20 points and Dillon Mitchell had 16 points and 10 rebounds for Texas (14-7, 3-5), which lost for the fifth time in eight games. Dylan Disu added 14 points before fouling out for the Longhorns, who put up the most points against the Cougars’ top-ranked defense this season.

The former Southwest Conference rivals were meeting for just the second time in 23 seasons. Their most recent matchup came in the first round of the 2013 College Basketball Invitational.

Sharp hit two free throws with 10 seconds left in overtime to give Houston a 74-70 lead.

Abmas was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer with three seconds left. He made the first two free throws to pull the Longhorns within two and missed the third intentionally with Houston’s Joseph Tugler grabbing the rebound. Sharp then made two free throws with one second left to seal the victory.

Abmas moved into sole possession of 14th place on the Division I all-time scoring list with 2,934 career points. He entered the game tied with Alfredrick Hughes (2,914 points from 1981-85) of Loyola Chicago.

Neither team made a field goal in overtime until Tugler scored on a putback dunk to give the Cougars a 70-67 lead with 1:33 remaining. Abmas converted a three-point play for Texas to tie it with 1:07 to go.

In regulation, Texas’ Chendall Weaver hit two free throws with 2:14 left to make it a four-point margin.

But Houston scored six of the last eight points, with Roberts making a layup to tie it at 65 with 1:25 left.

The Cougars shot 41.2 percent from the field, including 8 of 24 from 3-point range.

Texas made 43.3 percent of its shots and was 6 of 20 from behind the arc.

Shead scored 11 first-half points as the Cougars led 33-25 at the break.

RESERVES GUIDE NO. 7 DUKE PAST VIRGINIA TECH

Jeremy Roach and Ryan Young combined for 26 points off the bench to lead No. 7 Duke past Virginia Tech 77-67 on Monday in Blacksburg, Va.

Roach scored 16 points and Young tied his season high with 10 for the Blue Devils (16-4, 7-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), who outscored the Hokies 26-4 in bench points.

Kyle Filipowski supplied 14 points, Tyrese Proctor added 12 points and Jared McCain paired nine points with 10 rebounds in Duke’s first win at Blacksburg since Dec. 6, 2019.

MJ Collins led Virginia Tech (13-8, 5-5) with 17 points and made half of the Hokies’ six 3-pointers. Hunter Cattoor tallied 15 and made his 300th career 3-pointer, while Sean Pedulla and Lynn Kidd each chipped in 12 points.

The Blue Devils scored from inside and out to pull away after Cattoor’s 3-pointer trimmed Duke’s lead to 45-42 with 14:07 remaining.

Roach and Proctor combined for three triples while Young and Mark Mitchell produced in the paint over a four-minute stretch that grew the Blue Devils’ advantage to 61-51 with 9:56 to play.

Virginia Tech pulled no closer than seven after Pedulla’s layup closed the gap to 63-56 with just under eight minutes remaining.

Collins appeared to injure his left leg after his dunk closed the scoring with 23 seconds to play. The guard eventually walked off the court under his own power.

Duke finished 9 of 17 (52.9 percent) from 3-point range compared to the Hokies’ 6-of-22 mark (27.3 percent) and outrebounded Virginia Tech 38-20.

Roach and Caleb Foster each scored eight points throughout a free-flowing first half that ended with the Blue Devils ahead 35-29.

All five Virginia Tech starters scored before the first media timeout at 12:38, at which point Duke led 14-13 thanks to two 3-pointers from Foster.

The Blue Devils continued to hum as the pace slowed and widened their lead to 21-13 on Young’s layup that capped a 12-0 run.

Duke took its largest lead of the half at 32-21 on Mitchell’s dunk before the Hokies rallied behind Collins, who bookended an 8-0 run with a pair of treys that pulled Virginia Tech to within 32-29 in the half’s final minute.

Collins, who entered Monday averaging 5.7 points per game, led all first-half scorers with 13 points.

Roach’s last-second 3-pointer left the Blue Devils ahead by six at halftime.

UCONN, PURDUE STAY ATOP AP TOP 25 WHILE CHAOS ENSUES AS DUKE, WISCONSIN, IOWA STATE MAKE BIG JUMPS

The top five of the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll remained unchanged Monday with defending national champ UConn still ahead of mighty Purdue, streaking North Carolina, defensive-minded Houston and Tennessee.

There was plenty

There was plenty of chaos in the rest of the poll, where 10 teams moved at least five positions one way or another.

The Huskies were still the clear No. 1, picking up four more first-place votes after a 99-56 rout of Xavier for their eighth straight win. They topped the poll on 48 of 63 ballots from the national panel of media, while the Boilermakers received 14 votes for No. 1 and the Cougars picked up the remaining one.

“I think last January helped us a lot,” UConn coach Danny Hurley said. “We went through an absolutely crushing month of January, so we go into games not necessarily afraid to lose. We walked through the fire and still dominated the NCAA Tournament last year.

“So in a weird way,” Hurley said, “we’re not afraid to drop a game, and we go out and we’re really attacking these games.”

The Boilermakers remained No. 2 after reigning AP player of the year Zach Edey scored 26 points in a win over Rutgers, which made him only the sixth Big Ten player with at least 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

The third-ranked Tar Heels extended their winning streak to 10 with wins over Wake Forest and Florida State, while the Cougars stymied No. 21 BYU and Kansas State to remain at No. 4. Tennessee beat Vanderbilt to remain fifth.

That’s where the wild movement in the poll begins.

Wisconsin rode a slew of losses by top-10 teams, and wins over Minnesota and Michigan State, to climb seven spots to No. 6 for the Badgers’ best ranking since Dec. 28, 2020. Duke climbed five spots to No. 7, and was followed by Kansas, Marquette and Kentucky, which fell four positions following its loss to South Carolina last week.

Arizona was No. 11 while Iowa State made the biggest jump, vaulting 11 spots to No. 12 after beating Kansas State and seventh-ranked Kansas. The Cyclones were followed by Creighton, Illinois and Texas Tech, which moved up five spots after its win over Oklahoma and headed into the week atop the Big 12 at 16-3 overall and 5-1 in league play.

Auburn tumbled eight spots to No. 16 after back-to-back losses to Alabama and Mississippi State, and was followed by Utah State and Baylor. New Mexico moved up six positions to No. 19 after ending a nine-game losing streak to Nevada with an 89-55 rout. Florida Atlantic survived a slugfest with North Texas and came in at No. 20.

The final five consisted of Dayton, BYU and Oklahoma — which fell 12 spots after its losses to Texas and Texas Tech — along with Alabama and TCU, who both returned to the poll after falling out earlier this season.

UP AND DOWN

Iowa State made one of the biggest jumps of the season with its move to No. 12. Wisconsin moved up seven spots, New Mexico moved up six and Duke, Marquette and Texas Tech all advanced five spots.

Their gain came in part at the expense of Oklahoma, which tumbled 12 spots to No. 23. Auburn dropped eight spots and Dayton fell five after the Flyers’ court-storming loss to Richmond.

IN AND OUT

Alabama was as high as No. 17 early in the season before falling out on Nov. 27, while TCU joined the Crimson Tide in returning to the Top 25 for the first time since spending a week at No. 19 in mid-January.

Memphis dropped from No. 19 out of the poll after falling to UAB, its third straight loss to an unranked team. Colorado State also dropped out after a loss to Nevada and an overtime loss to Wyoming.

ON THE DOORSTEP

South Carolina went from receiving no votes last week to the most of any school outside the Top 25. The Gamecocks, who were 11-21 last season, improved to 17-3 overall under second-year coach Lamont Paris with their wins over Kentucky and Missouri.

CONFERENCE WATCH

The Big East, Big Ten, ACC, Big 12 and SEC each have a top-five team — in fact, each had two in the top 10. But the Big 12 still leads the overall Top 25 count with eight ranked teams after the Horned Frogs returned to the poll this week.

NORTHWESTERN AND IOWA NET MEN’S BASKETBALL WEEKLY ACCOLADES

Player of the Week
Boo Buie, Northwestern
G – Gr. – 6-2 – Albany, N.Y. – Gould Academy (Me.) – Major: Post Baccalaureate Certificate

  • Averaged 24.0 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game, as Northwestern recorded a pair of victories over No. 10 Illinois and Ohio State
  • Scored a game-high 29 points, including the game-tying shot that forced overtime and eight points in overtime, to go with seven assists and three steals to lead the Wildcats to a 96-91 win over the Illini
  • Led Northwestern to an 83-58 win over Ohio State with a game-high 19 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal
  • Garners his fourth career Player of the Week award and second of the season
  • Last Northwestern Player of the Week: Boo Buie (Dec. 4, 2023)

 
Freshman of the Week
Owen Freeman, Iowa
F – 6-10 – Moline, Ill. – Moline – Major: Sport and Recreation Management

  • Averaged 14.5 points on 55.0 percent shooting and nine rebounds, as the Hawkeyes split a pair of games
  • Tallied 14 points and nine boards in a 69-67 loss to Maryland
  • Recorded 15 points, nine rebounds, and three blocked shots in Iowa’s 88-78 win at Michigan
  • Earns his seventh Freshman of the Week award
  • Last Iowa Freshman of the Week: Owen Freeman (Jan. 15, 2024)

JIHAD, PRITCHARD GARNER PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

MAC Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week
Basheer Jihad, Junior, Forward, Ball State
Detroit, Mich. (North Farmington)
Jihad led the Cardinals in scoring in wins at Buffalo (87-59) on Tuesday and against Northern Illinois (81-71) on Saturday, dropping 20 points against the Bulls and a 28-point, 14-rebound double-double against the Huskies. The junior forward out of Detroit added nine rebounds and four assists on Tuesday and followed that up with three assists and two blocks on Saturday. For the week, Jihad averaged 24.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, adding 3.5 assists per outing while shooting 15-of-28 (.536) from the floor and 12-of-14 (.857) from the free throw line.

MAC Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week
Anthony Pritchard, Junior, Guard, Central Michigan

Tulsa, Okla. (Webster)
Scored a season, game and career-high 23 points on 9-15 shooting, 5-5 FTs, registered a team-high eight rebounds and six assists, finished with three steals in 62-55 win at Western Michigan, 1/27. Scored a game-high 18 points (6-11 FG), converted 6-9 free throws, grabbed seven rebounds with eight assists in 72-55 home win vs. Miami (OH). Finished the week averaging 20.5 points, 7.5 boards, and 7.0 assists per game, also swiping 2.0 steals per contest out while shooting 15-of-26 (.577) FG and 11-of-14 (.786) from the charity stripe.

HCAC 2023-24 MEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK

Athlete of the Week:
Michael Stammen (Versailles, Ohio) Bluffton University | Guard | Senior – Stammen averaged 22.5 PPG on 12-of-24 (50 percent) shooting from the field, leading the Beavers to a pair of home wins over Earlham and Hanover. He hit 5-of-9 from distance (55.6 percent) and 16-for-19 (84.2 percent). Stammen averaged 4 assists per game and 3 steals per contest.

Notable Performances:

  • Bryson Huckeby (Freeland, Mich.) Anderson University | Wing | Sophomore – Bryson Huckeby averaged 13 points and 5.5 rebounds as Anderson went 2-0 on the week. He tallied 15 points and 7 rebounds in Wednesday’s win against Defiance. Huckeby then provided 11 points and 4 rebounds against Mount St. Joseph.
  • Sherod Brooks (Toledo, Ohio) Defiance College | Guard/Forward | Junior – Sherod Brooks continues to lead the Yellow Jackets with a strong second half of the season. He has compiled double figures in scoring in six of the last seven contests highlighted by two more last week. On Saturday, Brooks recorded the program’s first double-double of the season with a game-high 26 points and 11 rebounds in a loss at Franklin, which were both career-best totals. Brooks also scored 14 points in Wednesday’s defeat against Anderson and finished the week with a 20.0 ppg average, 7.0 rebounds per game, 2.5 steals per contest, made four 3-pointers and went 8-for-10 at the free throw line.
  • Ken Walker (Snellville, Ga.) Earlham College | Guard | First Year – Ken Walker led the Quakers offense on the week with 46 total points. The freshman went 7-for-13 on 3-pointers with nine rebounds, four steals, and six assists. 
  • Ryan Bostic (Indianapolis, Ind.) Franklin College | Guard | Junior – Bostic averaged 16.5 points per game for the Grizzlies last week, going 10-for-23 from the field and 8-for-16 from three. He had a team-high 18 points against Hanover on Wednesday and knocked down five threes and finished with 15 points on Saturday in a win over Defiance.
  • Ty Houston (Union, Ky.) Hanover College | Guard | Fifth Year – Houston led the Panthers last week averaging 12.5 points per game and 6.5 rebounds. In the teams win over Franklin, he netted a game-high 21 points.
  • Bryant Smith (West Lafayette, Ind.) Manchester University | Guard | Junior – Bryant Smith scored 22 points, shooting 4-8 from three-point range to become the 33rd person in Manchester men’s basketball history to score 1,000 career points during Wednesday night’s victory at Rose-Hulman. Against Earlham on Saturday, Smith had 18 points, 6 rebounds, and a steal in just 26 minutes of play to help lead Manchester to their second victory of the week. The junior guard scored 40 total points this week to boost his career total to 1,024. 
  • Miles McGowen (Indianapolis, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Junior – Miles McGowen was a standout for the Engineers this week recording two double-doubles against conference opponents. He finished the week averaging 12.5 points and 14.5 rebounds. McGowen has led the team recording seven double-doubles this season. He leads the HCAC with a field goal percentage of .548.
  • Daniel Mullins (Indianapolis, Ind.) Transylvania University | Guard | Sophomore – Mullins averaged 21 points a game last week, and set a career high in points (26) in the win over Rose-Hulman. In Saturday’s game vs Rose he scored 24 second half points while scoring 22 of the Pioneers final 26 for the win.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

MISSISSIPPI STATE STUNS NO. 9 LSU, 77-73

Jerkaila Jordan poured in 24 points and Mississippi State held off a late rally by No. 9 LSU to upset the Tigers 77-73 on Monday night in Starkville, Miss.

Jordan made 9 of 17 shots from the floor and nabbed five steals for the Bulldogs (17-5, 4-3 Southeastern Conference), who led 70-61 after Darrione Rogers sank a 3-pointer with 6:46 left in the game.

LSU (18-4, 5-3) answered with a 6-0 burst, pulling within 70-67 when Angel Reese scored down low with 2:12 to go. However, Rogers connected from deep once again just over a minute later, and Mississippi State sealed the win at the free-throw line.

Rogers finished with 19 points and Mjracle Sheppard added 12 to go along with five assists as the Bulldogs improved to 4-1 over their past five games.

Reese recorded a double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds for the Tigers, who have dropped back-to-back games for the first time this season. Flau’jae Johnson chipped in 18 points and Aneesah Morrow racked up 14 points and six steals, but LSU was still unable to hold on to a seven-point lead that it had built early in the third quarter.

SOUTH CAROLINA KEEPS GRIP ON NO. 1 IN AP WOMEN’S POLL AS TOP TEAMS STUMBLE; KANSAS STATE UP TO 2

South Carolina remained the clear No. 1 team in the country and No. 2 Kansas State matched its best ranking ever after a chaotic week that saw nearly half of the AP Top 25 lose at least one game.

The Gamecocks received all 35 first-place votes Monday in the latest Associated Press women’s basketball poll after their 76-70 road victory over then-No. 9 LSU.

While Dawn Staley’s team stayed unbeaten, many other top schools stumbled. LSU was one of five top 10 teams to lose a game last week. Overall, a dozen ranked teams had at least one defeat.

Kansas State now has its highest ranking since Nov. 25, 2002. The Wildcats have won 15 straight games, the last few without star center Ayoka Lee. She is sidelined for a few more weeks with an ankle injury. Kansas State has a tough stretch ahead with games at Oklahoma and Texas.

Iowa moved back up to third as Caitlin Clark moved closer to the all-time scoring record in women’s college basketbal. She is in fourth place with 3,389 points and could pass Jackie Stiles (3,393) and Kelsey Mitchell (3,402) in the Hawkeyes’ next game on Wednesday at Northwestern. She is 138 points behind Kelsey Plum’s record mark of 3,527.

Stanford and North

Stanford and North Carolina State followed Iowa in the poll. Colorado, which split a pair of games in Oregon, fell three spots to sixth. UCLA dropped five places to seventh after an overtime loss to Utah and a defeat at home to Washington State.

Ohio State vaulted up four spots to eighth while LSU stayed put at nine. Indiana was 10th.

UConn and Texas, which both were in the top 10 last week, lost to Notre Dame and Oklahoma, respectively. The Huskies dropped three places to 11 and Texas two spots to 12th.

RISING TIGERS

Princeton re-entered the poll at No. 25 while riding a 10-game winning streak. The Tigers, who were ranked for one week in November, are 15-3 on the season with losses to UCLA, Indiana and Rhode Island. Princeton plays at home against Yale and Brown this weekend. The Tigers replaced Florida State in the rankings. The Seminoles lost to Duke by 42 points.

CLIMBING BEAVERS

Oregon State jumped up seven spots to No. 18 after a stellar weekend with victories over Colorado and Utah. The Beavers, who had their first top-five win since 2019 in the victory over the then-No. 3 Buffaloes, have won five of their last six games. They play rival Oregon in their lone contest this week.

WISCONSIN SWEEPS BIG TEN WEEKLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AWARDS

Player of the Week
Serah Williams, Wisconsin
So. – G/F – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Niagara Prep – Major: Undeclared
• Averaged 27.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a pair of victories versus Minnesota and Rutgers
• Shot 75.0 percent from the field and 83.0 percent from the free throw line for the week
• Tallied 24 points, 15 rebounds and two assists against the Golden Gophers
• Matched her career high on 31 points, pulled down 12 rebounds and added four blocks against the Scarlet Knights
• Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Player of the Week: Imani Lewis (Feb. 15, 2021)
 
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Makenna Marisa, PSU: Posted 22.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists during Penn State’s two wins and became the seventh Nittany Lion to surpass 2,000 career points
Caitlin Clark, IOWA: Had 38 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals in Iowa’s triumph over Nebraska
Mackenzie Holmes, IND: Recorded her 18th career double-double (27 points, 11 rebounds) and went 9-for-9 at the charity stripe as Indiana bested Northwestern  
 
Freshman of the Week
Tessa Grady, Wisconsin
F – Dublin, Ohio – Dublin – Major: Undeclared
• Scored a career-high 15 points with three rebounds in the Badgers’ win over Minnesota
• Connected on five three-pointers, a new career mark
• Earns the first Big Ten Freshman of the Week honor of her career
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: D’Yanis Jimenez (Dec. 18, 2023)

HCAC 2023-24 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK

Athlete of the Week:
Jordan Coon (Evansville, Ind.) Franklin College | Guard | Sophomore – Coon set a career high with 27 points on 11-for-15 shooting on Wednesday night against Hanover and put up 12 points, four boards and five assists on Saturday in a big win over Defiance. She averaged 19.5 points per game for the week.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Sydney Sierota (Sellersburg, Ind.) Anderson University | Guard | Sophomore – Sydney Sierota averaged 17 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2 steals as Anderson went 1-1 last week. She tallied 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals in Wednesday’s win against Defiance. Sierota then notched 26 points and 5 rebounds on Saturday against Mount St. Joseph.
  • Zadria King (Middle Point, Ohio) Defiance College | Forward | Sophomore – Through a pair of defeats, sophomore post Zadria King led the Yellow Jackets in scoring while crashing the boards all week. King led DC in points in contests at Anderson and Franklin, averaging 12.5 points per game for the week, but feasted in the rebounding game with 23 total boards. On Wednesday night at Anderson, King recorded her third double-double of the season with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
  • Taylor Heath (Fairland, Ind.) Hanover College | Point Guard | Senior – Heath led the Panthers to a 2-0 week as they defeated Franklin and Bluffton. The senior finished the week averaging 17.0 ppg and dished out a combined 13 assists. In the contest with Franklin, she netted a team-high 20 points, going a perfect 3-for-3 from three-point. At Bluffton, Heath nearly had a double-double with 14 points and nine assists. 
  • Hailee Kline (Huntington, Ind.) Manchester University | Guard | Sophomore – Hailee Kline totaled 31 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, and 1 steal as the Spartans went 1-1 on the week against Rose-Hulman and Earlham. The sophomore guard currently leads the Black and Gold with 215 points and 43 assists on the season. 
  • Dasia Thornton (Cincinnati, Ohio) Transylvania University | Forward | Fifth Year –  Thornton averaged 15 points and 10.5 rebounds last week. In the win over MSJ, Thornton finished with a season high 15 rebounds.

NBA NEWS

REPORT: RANDLE SIDELINED ‘A FEW WEEKS’ WITH DISLOCATED SHOULDER

New York Knicks star Julius Randle is expected to miss a few weeks after suffering a dislocated shoulder, sources told The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Initial reviews of the MRI revealed no significant damage, Charania added. There’s hope that Randle can avoid surgery, but further testing needs to be completed, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

However, there’s no conclusive timetable for Randle’s return, sources told SNY’s Ian Begley.

Randle suffered the injury during Saturday’s win against the Miami Heat when he landed on rookie Jaime Jaquez Jr. following a drive to the basket.

The 29-year-old has been ruled out for the Knicks’ contest against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday.

Randle has averaged 24 points, 9.2 rebounds, and five assists in 46 games this campaign. Since signing with New York in 2019, he’s only missed 44 regular-season contests.

NBA ROUNDUP: NUGGETS SPOIL DOC RIVERS’ BUCKS DEBUT

Nikola Jokic had 25 points, 16 rebounds and 12 assists for his 14th triple-double of the season as the host Denver Nuggets spoiled Doc Rivers’ debut as Milwaukee’s head coach with a 113-107 win over the Bucks on Monday night.

Jokic has 119 career triple-doubles in the regular season (the fourth-highest total in NBA history), with six coming against Milwaukee.

The Bucks fired first-year coach Adrian Griffin on Jan. 23 and hired Rivers three days later. They went 2-1 under interim coach Joe Prunty before Rivers coached his first game Monday night.

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 29 points and 12 rebounds, Brook Lopez scored 19, Damian Lillard finished with 18, Khris Middleton contributed 14 and Bobby Portis grabbed 12 rebounds for Milwaukee.

Nets 147, Jazz 114

Mikal Bridges scored 33 points and Ben Simmons posted a double-double in his 18-minute return from a back injury as Brooklyn pulled away from Utah in New York.

Simmons logged 10 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds after sitting out the previous 38 games. Cam Thomas netted 25 points for the Nets, who finished with a season-high point total as they won their second straight game.

Rookie Keyonte George scored 21 points, but the Jazz lost for the fourth time in six games.

Cavaliers 118, Clippers 108

Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and 12 assists to help Cleveland beat visiting Los Angeles and end the Clippers’ five-game winning streak.

Jarrett Allen had 20 points and 17 rebounds for his 15th straight double-double and Isaac Okoro scored all 17 of his points in the first half for the Cavaliers, who have won 10 of its past 11 games.

Evan Mobley returned for the Cavaliers after missing the previous 22 games while recovering from arthroscopic left knee surgery. He finished with 10 points and nine rebounds. Kawhi Leonard had 30 points and eight rebounds to lead the Clippers.

Mavericks 131, Magic 129

Luka Doncic recorded game highs of 45 points and 15 assists to go with nine rebounds, Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter, and Dallas rallied from down 16 points to fend off visiting Orlando.

There were eight lead changes over the final 7:35, including two on Hardaway 3-pointers. He shot 11 of 17 from the floor overall and 5 of 9 from beyond the arc.

Orlando pulled within one twice down the stretch but could not fully bridge the gap. Paolo Banchero led the Magic with 36 points and nine rebounds. He also dished seven assists and made two steals.

Suns 118, Heat 105

Reserve Eric Gordon scored 23 points and Devin Booker added 22 as Phoenix sent host Miami to its seventh straight loss — the Heat’s longest since the 2007-08 season and Miami’s longest under Erik Spoelstra.

Booker, who averaged 53 points in his two previous games, got off to a slow start. He scored just eight points in the first half before playing better after the break.

Miami was led by Jimmy Butler, who had a game-high 26 points to go with eight rebounds and four assists. Grayson Allen of Phoenix sprained his right ankle in the second quarter and scored just three points.

Knicks 113, Hornets 92

Jalen Brunson pumped in 32 points, Donte DiVincenzo racked up 28 points and New York didn’t miss a beat despite playing without one of its top players, drubbing host Charlotte for a season-high seventh consecutive victory.

The Knicks had a huge third quarter by scoring 44 points, nearly matching their entire first-half total (46). New York played its first game since standout forward Julius Randle sustained a shoulder injury Saturday afternoon.

The Hornets were blowout victims at home for the third time across a four-night stretch despite rookie Brandon Miller’s 29 points (matching a career best) and Miles Bridges’ 21 points.

Celtics 118, Pelicans 112

Jayson Tatum produced 28 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to help Boston avoid a third straight home loss with a victory over New Orleans.

Jaylen Brown added 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Celtics, who overcame an 11-point, fourth-quarter deficit. Brandon Ingram scored 28 points and Zion Williamson finished with 26 for the Pelicans.

The Celtics trailed by 92-81 early in the fourth but went on a 23-6 run to take a 104-98 lead. Derrick White gave the Celtics the lead for good when he made a 3-pointer that put Boston in front 99-98 with 5:05 to play.

Rockets 135, Lakers 119

Jalen Green and Alperen Sengun posted near-matching double-doubles as Houston blistered visiting Los Angeles.

Green produced his third consecutive double-double with 34 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and seven assists. Sengun tallied 31 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists as that duo co-authored a rousing offensive effort from the Rockets, who shot 53.1 percent from the floor and scored 29 fastbreak points.

LeBron James, Anthony Davis and D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points apiece for the Lakers, with James adding a team-high 10 assists. Los Angeles had won five of its previous seven games.

Timberwolves 107, Thunder 101

Anthony Edwards scored 27 points to lead Minnesota over host Oklahoma City.

The victory put the Timberwolves a game up on the Thunder for the top record in the Western Conference and gave Minnesota a split in the teams’ four-game season series.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 37 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.

Kings 103, Grizzlies 94

De’Aaron Fox scored a game-high 23 points and Kevin Huerter gave Sacramento the lead for good late in the fourth quarter as the visiting Kings beat Memphis.

Domantas Sabonis finished with a game-high 26 rebounds to go with 20 points for the Kings, who outshot the Grizzlies 51.2 percent to 37.5 percent from the floor and outrebounded them 51-37.

Jaren Jackson Jr. paced the Grizzlies with 22 points while David Roddy grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds and scored nine points.

Wizards 118, Spurs 113

Kyle Kuzma racked up 18 points and 11 rebounds and Daniel Gafford added 16 points and 13 boards as Washington rallied to win at San Antonio, giving the Wizards back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Marvin Bagley III and Jones scored 15 points apiece for Washington, with Poole adding 13.

Devin Vassell led San Antonio with 24 points. Victor Wembanyama added 22 points and 11 rebounds, Cedi Osman hit for a season-high 20 points off the bench.

NHL NEWS

GIROUX SCORES IN OT AS SENATORS RALLY TO BEAT PREDATORS 4-3

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Claude Giroux scored 3:36 into overtime, and the Ottawa Senators rallied from three goals down to beat the Nashville Predators 4-3 on Monday night.

Brady Tkachuk and Tim Stutzle each had a goal and an assist, and Drake Batherson also scored for the Senators, who won for the fourth time in seven games (4-1-2). Mads Sogaard allowed three goals on 11 shots in the first period. Joonas Korpisalo stopped all 17 shots he faced the rest of the way to get the win.

Philip Tomasino had a goal and an assist, Michael McCarron and Yakov Trenin also scored, and Roman Josi had two assists for the Predators. Juuse Saros made 31 saves in Nashville’s fourth loss in five games (1-3-1).

In the extra period, scored on a one-timer from the left circle off a pass from Stutzle.

Nashville opened the

Nashville opened the scoring 8:26 into the game when Josi fired a shot from just inside center ice and it wrapped around and popped out front to McCarron who fired a shot past Sogaard.

Tomasino made it 2-0 when he won a race and roofed a puck over Sogaard with 3:30 left in the first, and Trenin extended the Predators’ lead to three goals when he caught Sogaard out of position with 1 minute left in the period.

Batherson got the Senators on the scoreboard at 5:21 of the second as he settled a bouncing puck in front and beat Saros. It was his 17th of the season.

Stutzle pulled Ottawa within one at 9:20 when he scored his 11th, and Tkachuk tied it with his 21st with 2:50 remaining in the middle period after a faceoff win by Josh Norris.

Ottawa defenseman Travis Hamonic remained out with an upper-body injury, while Dominik Kubalik returned to the lineup after missing four games.

UP NEXT

Predators: Host Los Angeles on Wednesday night in their last game before All-Star break.

Senators: At Detroit on Wednesday in the their final game before All-Star break.

BASEBALL NEWS

FORMER RED SOX, BLUE JAYS MANAGER JIMY WILLIAMS DIES AT 80

Jimy Williams, who won 910 games as a major league manager and was the 1999 American League Manager of the Year, has died at the age of 80.

Two of the teams that Williams skippered, the Toronto Blue Jays and Boston Red Sox, announced his passing. No cause of death or other details were reported.

“We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Blue Jays manager Jimy Williams,” the Blue Jays said in a post to X. “His impact on our organization will forever be remembered.”

Williams went 910-790 in 12 seasons managing the Blue Jays (1986-89), Red Sox (1997-2001) and Houston Astros (2002-04). He took the Red Sox to the postseason in 1998 and 1999, going 5-9. He was manager of the year for Boston in 1999.

“Jimy Williams was a true staple and leader of the Red Sox,” Boston said in a post to X.

Williams won two World Series rings as a coach, in 1995 as third base coach of the Atlanta Braves and 2008 as bench coach of the Philadelphia Phillies.

Williams played in just 14 games as a middle infielder in 1966 and ’67 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He went 3-for-13 in his career, with his first hit coming off Hall of Famer Juan Marichal.

He joined the Blue Jays as a base coach in 1980 after managing in the minor leagues for six years.

REPORTS: TWINS DEAL 2B JORGE POLANCO TO MARINERS

The Seattle Mariners are acquiring second baseman Jorge Polanco from the Minnesota Twins in a trade, multiple reports said Monday.

The Twins will receive right-handed pitchers Anthony DeSclafani and Justin Topa and two prospects, outfielder Gabriel Gonzalez and right-hander Darren Bowen, per the reports.

Polanco, 30, has spent his entire 10-year major league career with the Twins and is coming off a season that saw him bat .255 with a .454 slugging percentage, 14 home runs and 48 RBIs in 80 games.

In 832 career games, Polanco has a .269 average and a .446 slugging percentage with 112 homers, 181 doubles and 447 RBIs.

DeSclafani, 33, went from the Giants to the Mariners in the trade that sent Robbie Ray to San Francisco earlier this month. He went 4-8 with a 4.88 ERA in 19 games (18 starts) for the Giants last season and owns a 54-56 career record and a 4.20 ERA in parts of nine seasons.

Topa, 32, played sparingly for the Milwaukee Brewers from 2020-22 before making 75 relief appearances for Seattle in 2023. He went 5-4 with a 2.61 ERA and three saves.

MAC WRESTLING

AROUND THE MAT: MAC WEEKEND WRESTLING RECAP

Bloomsburg

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. – The Bloomsburg wrestling team fell to Rider, 42-3, Sunday afternoon. The Huskies dropped to 4-11 on the year and 0-5 in Mid-American Conference (MAC) action while Rider improved to 5-5 and 5-0 in conference duals.

Rider won seven bouts with bonus wins.

Caden Dobbins (Dallastown, Pa./Dallastown) was a bright spot for the Huskies with a scrappy 5-0 decision over Cole McComas at 165 pounds. Dobbins got an early takedown in period one and built riding time through the period. McComas chose the bottom is round two to give even more riding time to Dobbins to help push his lead. The freshman chose bottom to start the third and got an escape point while not sacrificing too much riding time as he captured the 5-0 decision.

Central Michigan

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Central Michigan scored bonus points in three of its six victories and got critical dramatic wins from Corbyn Munson and Cameron Wood on Sunday in topping SIU Edwardsville, 22-12, in a Mid-American Conference wrestling dual at the Cougars’ First Community Arena.

The win set the Chippewas, who dropped a league dual at Northern Illinois on Saturday, back on track as they improved to 4-6, 2-1 MAC.

“(SIUE) didn’t wrestle last weekend,” CMU coach Tom Borrelli said. “They had 14 days to get ready for us. There was a lot going against us in both dual meets and we kind of set it up that way. We wanted to make it hard on our guys, to have to make weight back-to-back days.”

Clarion

EDINBORO, Pa. — In a dominant effort from beginning to end, the Golden Eagle wrestling team won their fifth straight dual, beating Edinboro 43-3 at McComb Field House on Sunday afternoon. Clarion’s 43 team points against the Fighting Scots represents their best scoring output against their longtime rivals since defeating them 57-0 on Jan. 24, 1984.

Like their efforts a week ago at the Clarion Duals, the Golden Eagles racked up the bonus points on the Fighting Scots. Of their nine match wins on Sunday, eight of them came with bonus points attached. The lone exception came in the 165-pound bout, where Eli Brinsky won his third in a row with a tight 3-2 decision over Max Kirby.

The Golden Eagles enjoyed three wins by fall on the day, with the first coming in the 133-pound bout. TJ England had a significant lead on Eamonn Jimenez, holding an 8-1 advantage after getting a reversal to start the third period, and he eventually worked Jimenez to his back for the fall. At 157 pounds, Alejandro Herrera-Rondon won his fifth straight bout, beating Gannon Jaquay just 46 seconds into the second period. Herrera-Rondon started the frame on top and gradually wore Jaquay down, rolling him for the pin. John Meyers scored the last fall of the day, with his coming just seconds before the end of regulation. The junior heavyweight already held a comfortable 7-2 lead, but he continued to add on by taking Nick Lodato down with 17 seconds left in the third. He tossed Lodato straight to his back and got the fall with 11 seconds remaining.

Cleveland State

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Vikings (4-7, 2-2) toppled Ohio (5-4, 1-2) 24-19 during Youth Night on Friday evening. Before the Cleveland State match, youth wrestlers from Lake Catholic and Brecksville competed inside Woodling Gymnasium.

The Green and White couldn’t have asked for a better start, rattling off the first five matches to lead 17-0. Ben Arandaopened the scoring with a pin in 1:49 to give the home team a 6-0 advantage. Nick Molchak followed with a 5-2 decision at 133-pounds to make it 9-0.

Dylan Layton secured a 17-1 tech fall at 141-pounds, upping the margin to 14-0. A 4-2 victory by Douglas Terry at 149-pounds capped off the tremendous start.

Ohio mounted a comeback as the Bobcats claimed the next four matches to jump in front, 19-17. The first 12 points came on consecutive pins at 157 and 165 pounds. A 4-2 decision at 174-pounds was followed by an 8-0 major decision to give the visitors their only lead of the night.

Edinboro

Edinboro, Pa. – The Edinboro wrestling team fell 43-3 to visiting Clarion Sunday afternoon in MAC Dual action inside McComb Fieldhouse.

Joey Fischer jumped out to a 9-0 lead after one over Caleb Edwards. The Clarion wrestler chose neutral, scored another takedown before Edwards scored an escape. Fischer tallied a takedown and four nearfall points to score the 19-1 tech fall.

Eamonn Jimenez bumped up to 133 against TJ England. He trailed 6-1 heading to the third before England scored a reversal and tallied a fall at 5:55.

Jack Kilner scored an escape to take a 1-0 lead after two periods of wrestling. Ethan Wiant scored an escape to start the third, but Kilner scored a takedown and then picked up a point after an escape after injury time to claim a 5-1 decision for the Scots.

George Mason

Fairfax, Va.— The George Mason wrestling team completed its three-match road stance with a convincing win at Bloomsburg. The Patriots won nine of the ten matches to defeat the Huskies, 37-3, in Bloomsburg, Pa.

Mason (10-7, 3-3) extended its win streak against the conference opponent to five straight and lead the series with a 9-6 record.

The Patriots earned bonus point in four matches. At 133, Mason’s Brandon Witttenberg earned a tech fall, 20-3, against the Huskies Major Lewis. Paul Pierce (174) and Malachi DuVall (184) also earned technical falls. The Patriots Kaden Cassidy won by major decision against BU’s Cade Balestrini.

DuVall has won six of his last seven matches and improves to 12-9. He has won 10 matches this season by bonus points.

Evan Maag earned a 13-9 decision against Caden Dobbins to improved to 18-9 at 165 pounds.

Lock Haven

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – After two duals to start the weekend, the No. 22 Lock Haven men’s wrestling team capped a busy stretch today (Sunday, Jan. 28) by hosting the Mat-Town Open II Tournament.

Today’s action featured nearly 200 wrestlers from over 20 teams.

A number of Bald Eagles competed unattached today and leading the way was DaShawn Farber(Bethlehem, Pa./Nazareth) who finished second at 157 pounds. Farber was 3-1 on the day with two major decisions. The Bald Eagle opened the day with back-to-back majors and earned a hard-fought 4-1 decision in the semifinals.

Lucas Kapusta (Jeanette, Pa./Hempfield Area) rattled off four wins and finished fifth overall at 149 behind a 4-1 record, which included a pin.

Northern Illinois

DeKALB, Ill.—Keeping the pressure on, the Northern Illinois University Huskies wrestling program moved to 10-2 on the season and 4-1 in MAC action, defeating the Central Michigan Chippewas 22-10.

This was the Huskies’ first win over the Chippewas since January 5, 2020, and only the second win since the 2002-03 season. The Huskies have reached 10 wins in a single season for the 17th time in program history.

“This was a hard-fought team victory from start to finish,” said NIU head coach Ryan Ludwig. “We wrestled hard for all seven minutes and had good things happen.”

Blake West (Shakopee, Minn./Shakopee) faced off against Sean Spidle in the 125-pound match. West, who is ranked No. 33 in the NCAA Coaches’ Poll, got a late escape in the first period and a reversal in the second period to tie the match at three. Spidle took a late 5-3 lead over West before a third period takedown and riding time sealed the victory for West. West moves to 21-5 on the season and 12-0 in dual competitions.

Ohio

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Ohio wrestling team (5-4, 1-2 MAC) was unable to defeat Cleveland State (4-7, 2-2 MAC) tonight, Jan. 26. It was a tight battle between the two sides with the Vikings able to capitalize on early success to lead them to a 24-19 win.

After dropping the first four matches of the night, Ohio found itself in a 17-0 hole. Redshirt sophomore Peyten Kellar (Cutler, Ohio) was able to put the Bobcats on the board with a win by fall. The win helped Kellar improve to 14-2 on the year and 7-0 in meets.

Redshirt sophomore Garrett Thompson (Murrysville, Pa.) followed suit, also winning by fall. The fall gave Thompson nine on the season, cementing himself in the top ten for the most wins by fall in the NCAA.

Rider

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J- The Rider University Wrestling team dominated Bloomsburg taking 9 of 10 bouts en route to a 42-3 on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Rider moves to 5-5 and 5-0 in the Mid-American and Bloomsburg falls to 4-11 and 0-5 in the MAC.

Rider started off the dual with a bang as Tyler Klinskycontinued his bonus point ways scoring his 10th win of the season, his ninth bonus point decision, and his first pin of the campaign. Klinsky dominated the first and second periods scoring back points throughout. Kilnsky wrapped things up with a second-period pin over Bronson Garber.

Richie Koehler followed the path set by Klinsky by dominating Major Lewis to a 17-1 tech fall. For Koehler, it is his fourth straight victory and keeps him undefeated in MAC duals at 4-0. After the Koehler win Rider won the next three bouts as #27 Quinn Kinner and #29 Colton Washleski bout scored victories at 149 and 157 and Will Betancourt picked up a forfeit at 141.

SIUE

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE wrestling captured four individual wins Sunday but dropped its Mid-American Conference dual match to Central Michigan 22-12 at First Community Arena.

Marcel Lopez, Eric Almarinez, Bradley Gillum and Deron Pulliameach collected victories Sunday for the Cougars.

“We knew it was going to be tough coming into the match,” SIUE Head Coach Jeremy Spates said. “There were a lot of matches that we felt were pretty even, and it was just who figured out a way to get it done today.”

Lopez bested Andrew Austin 5-2 at 133 pounds. Almarinez edged Jimmy Nugent 8-6 at 141 pounds. Gillum downed Tracy Hubbard 5-3 at 165 pounds. Pulliam got the takedown in overtime to defeat Cody Brenner 4-1 at 184 pounds.

“I always feel like we can get more offense, but we came to wrestle today” added Spates.

BIG 10 TENNIS

OHIO STATE AND MICHIGAN QUALIFY FOR ITA NATIONAL INDOOR TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Five Big Ten schools took part in the ITA Kickoff Weekend regionals (Jan. 26-28) with two host schools advancing to the ITA National Indoor Team Championship, to be held Feb. 16-19 in New York, N.Y.

Ohio State (6-0), which took over the top spot in the ITA Rankings last week, recorded wins over Vanderbilt and Boise State to advance to its 15th ITA Indoors. The Buckeyes will look to add to their titles won in 2014 and 2019.

Michigan (3-1), ranked 14th, defeated Nevada and ninth-ranked Stanford to advance to the finals site for the second-straight year and the fourth time overall.

Other highlights from the weekend regionals included Illinois (2-2) upsetting No. 16 North Carolina and Nebraska (5-1) downing Notre Dame. Northwestern (0-5) also competed in regional action.

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Michigan and Ohio State women’s tennis have advanced to the ITA National Indoor Team Championship on Feb. 9-12 in Seattle, Wash. 

Michigan advances to the national event for the second straight year after blanking Utah (4-0) and Arkansas (4-0) at the ITA Kick-Off this past weekend. 

Ohio State heads to Seattle after a pair of 4-0 wins over Notre Dame and Arizona State. The Buckeyes will compete at the National Indoors for the eighth time in nine years, including six straight seasons. 

INDIANA SPORTS NEWS RELEASES/NEWS REPORTS

INDIANA PACERS

PACERS HOPING TYRESE HALIBURTON (HAMSTRING) RETURNS TUESDAY

The Indiana Pacers are optimistic that All-Star guard Tyrese Haliburton will return to action from his hamstring injury Tuesday night against the Boston Celtics, ESPN reported Monday.

Haliburton sustained the injury in the Pacers’ 133-131 victory over the Celtics on Jan. 8 and has missed 10 of the past 11 games.

Following an initial five-game absence, Haliburton returned to collect 21 points and 17 assists in 35 minutes in Indiana’s 118-115 setback to the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 19.

Haliburton, 23, is averaging a team-high 23.6 points and leads the league with 12.6 assists per game through 34 games (all starts) this season.

GAME PREVIEW: PACERS AT CELTICS

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After closing out last week’s homestand with three straight wins, the Pacers (27-20) head to Boston on Tuesday for a nationally televised matchup with the East-leading Celtics (35-11).

The Pacers could get their All-Star back for Tuesday night’s game. Tyrese Haliburton has missed the past five games and 10 of the last 11 while dealing with a left hamstring strain he initially suffered against Boston on Jan. 8. But Haliburton was back at practice on Tuesday and both he and head coach Rick Carlisle were optimistic that he would be available to play against the Celtics as long as he still felt good on Tuesday morning.

Even without Haliburton, the Pacers have been playing some impressive basketball, collecting three wins in four nights last week by beating Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Memphis.

The newest Pacer Pascal Siakam has stepped up in Haliburton’s absence, taking on a more of a playmaking role from his power forward spot. Siakam has averaged 25.3 points on 64.6 percent shooting, 8.7 rebounds, and 6.7 assists during Indiana’s three-game win streak.

The Celtics will be on the second night of a back-to-back against Indiana, as they host New Orleans on Monday night. Boston boasts the best home record in the NBA at 20-2 entering Monday, but both of those losses have actually come in the past two weeks.

The Celtics are led by All-NBA forward Jayson Tatum, who was named to his fifth All-Star team last week. Tatum ranks 11th in the league in scoring at 26.8 points per game while also averaging 8.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists. Several of Tatum’s teammates are candidates to join him as All-Stars next month in Indianapolis, as cases can be made for all of Boston’s other four starters: Jaylen Brown (22.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game), Kristaps Porzingis (19.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks), Derrick White (15.6 points, 4.1 assists, and 4.7 assists), and Jrue Holiday (13.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 4.7 assists).

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Andrew Nembhard, G – Buddy Hield, F – Aaron Nesmith, F – Pascal Siakam, C – Jalen Smith

Celtics: G – Jrue Holiday, G – Derrick White, F – Jaylen Brown, F – Jayson Tatum, C – Al Horford

Injury Report

Pacers: Tyrese Haliburton – questionable (left hamstring strain injury management), Myles Turner – questionable (mid back spasms)

Celtics: Al Horford – questionable (left neck sprain), Kristaps Porzingis – questionable (left ankle sprain), Luke Kornet – doubtful (left hamstring tightness), Jordan Walsh – out (G League assignment)

Last Meeting

Jan. 8, 2024: Despite a deflating injury to Tyrese Haliburton, the Pacers found a way to come together and pull out a 133-131 win over the Celtics to split a two-game set with Boston at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

With the game tied in the closing seconds, Bennedict Mathurin was fouled by Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis on a 3-point attempt with 0.6 seconds remaining. The second-year guard hit two free throws to seal the win for Indiana.

Mathurin finished with a team-high 26 points, going 8-for-15 from the field and 5-for-9 from 3-point range. Aaron Nesmith added 17 points, Myles Turner tallied 16 points and eight rebounds, and Buddy Hield scored 15 points off the bench.

Jaylen Brown scored 40 points for Boston on 17-of-26 shooting (3-of-4 from 3-point range). Jrue Holiday added 21 points, six rebounds, and six assists, while Porzingis finished with 19 points, five boards, and seven dimes.

Haliburton strained his left hamstring when he lost his footing with 3:10 remaining in the second quarter. He had to be carried back to the locker room and underwent an MRI the next day.

The Celtics did not have All-Star forward Jayson Tatum, who was out to manage a sprained ankle.

Noteworthy

The Pacers and Celtics have split four games so far this season, including Indiana’s victory in an In-Season Tournament Quarterfinal on Dec. 4. Tuesday’s game will be the fifth and final regular season meeting. The Pacers have not won the season series with Boston since 2015-16.

Third-year big man Isaiah Jackson needs four points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Second-year guard Bennedict Mathurin is 24 points shy of 2,000 career points.

Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: TNT – Broadcasters TBA

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)

Tickets

The Pacers return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse to host Domantas Sabonis and Sacramento Kings on Friday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 PM ET.

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL

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INDIANA BASKETBALL GAME NOTES – GAME 21 VS. IOWA

Opening Tip

• Indiana University returns to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall during its 124th season of competition in men’s basketball for a matchup against the Iowa Hawkeyes at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The game will be broadcasted on BTN.

• IU will kick off the Project 44 Arena Tour in support of Project 44, a nonprofit organization that was started to honor the late Andrew Smith, a beloved, standout member of Butler’s two-time NCAA Finals basketball team. Project 44’s mission is to save lives through blood stem cell and bone marrow donation.

• The Hawkeyes (12-8, 4-5) are second in the Big Ten in scoring at 85.1 points per game. Iowa scores 94.9 points per game in victories and 71.6 points per outing in losses.

• Fifth-year senior forward Ben Krikke, a transfer from Valparaiso, averages 15.7 points per game to lead the Hawkeyes. Senior guard, and Indianapolis native, Tony Perkins posts a line of 15.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 1.8 steals per night.

• Junior forward Payton Sandfort (14.5 points, 6.9 rebounds) and freshman forward Owen Freeman (11.2, 6.2) each hit double figures in the scoring column.

• Head coach Fran McCaffery, who is in his 14th season on the Iowa sideline, is the program’s all-time leader in career wins at 273. He passed Dr. Tom Davis (271) on the list.

Game Information

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024 • 7 PM ET

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

TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Brian Butch)

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

Series History: Indiana leads, 106-82

Last Meeting: IOWA 90, IU 68 on Feb. 28, 2023, in Bloomington

Series History

• Indiana holds a series advantage of 106-82 against Iowa. The Hawkeyes won both matchups between the two programs last season.

• All-American forward Trayce Jackson-Davis tallied 30 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and three blocks, while freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino added 21 points and nine assists in a 91-89 loss at Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Jan. 5, 2023.

• Indiana last defeated Iowa on Feb. 7, 2021. The Hoosiers toppled the No. 8 Hawkeyes by a score of 67-65. Jackson-Davis and Race Thompson combined for 32 points and 18 boards in the upset win.

Last Time Out

• Indiana held No. 10/11 Illinois nearly 13 points below their season average but fell 70-62 at the State Farm Center on Saturday, Jan. 27. The game marked the third-straight contest against top-15 opponents.

• Sophomore forward Malik Reneau scored a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and an assist in 34 minutes after starting at center for this first time this season.

• Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako became the first Hoosier to post a double-double on the road in Big Ten play during their debut collegiate season since Trayce Jackson-Davis posted 12 points and 12 rebounds at Illinois on March 1, 2020. Mgbako matched TJD’s stat line with a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with 12 points.

• Sixth-year senior guard Xavier Johnson collected 14 points, four rebounds, and two assists in his return to the starting lineup.

Sophomore Jump for Reneau

• Sophomore forward Malik Reneau has posted double digits in the scoring column in 18 games this season, including 12 efforts of at least 15 points. He notched a career-high 34 points against Kennesaw State (Dec. 29) and a Big Ten career-high of 28 points at No. 11/8 Wisconsin (Jan. 19).

• Over the last two non-conference games, Reneau averaged 29.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, and 3.0 assists on 23-of-33 (69.7%) shooting from the floor, 5-of-7 (71.4%) from the 3-point line, and 8-of-12 (66.7%) from the charity stripe.

• Reneau is averaging a team-best 16.7 points per game to go along with 6.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30 minutes per game. He is shooting 57.8% (134-of-232) from the floor, 40.6% (13-of-32) from the 3-point line, and 62.4% (53-of-85) from the free throw line.

• The Miami native has posted double figure scoring outputs in all nine games played away from Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall this season. He is also averaging 17.6 points per game in Indiana’s four matchups with ranked opponents.

Mack Attack

• Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako has made a team-high 26 3-pointers this season, including 18 over his past nine games. During the month-long stretch he is shooting 18-of-41 (43.9%) from behind the arc and is averaging 12.6 points, 4.4 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 12.3 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in Big Ten play. He has reached double figures in the scoring column in 13 of the last 15 games.

• Among freshmen in the Big Ten, Mgbako is tied for first in free throws made (53), second in total points scored (217), points per game (10.9), and made 3-pointers (26), and third in total rebounds (85).

Paint Production

• Indiana averages 38.2 points per game in the paint and shoots 53.2% (435-of-817) from inside the arc. The Hoosiers hold opponents to 28.0 points per night in the key.

• IU gets to the charity stripe 22.9 times per game, the 38th most among all Division I programs and the third-highest figure in the Big Ten.

• Indiana scored a season-best 56 points in the paint against Wright State (Nov. 16). The Hoosiers also tallied 50 paint points against Harvard (Nov. 26) and 52 against Kennesaw State (Dec. 29).

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.

Hoosier Comeback Falls Short in Madison

• Indiana scored 53 second-half points at Wisconsin on Jan. 19, but it was not enough to overcome a 13-point halftime deficit. The Hoosiers fell by a final score of 91-79. IU scored a Big Ten season-high 1.22 points per possession.

• Sophomore forward Malik Reneau carried the offensive load with 28 points on 12-of-21 shooting and eight rebounds. Freshman forward Mackenzie Mgbako scored 17 points, with 15 coming in the second half.

McNeeley the McDonald’s All-American

• Montverde Academy star and Indiana commit Liam McNeeley was one of 24 players named to the 47th annual McDonald’s All-American Game.

• The East and West rosters feature 19 of the top 21 prospects in the 2024 ESPN 100, including McNeely, who currently ranks No. 11.

• McNeely is the 34th player committed to the Hoosiers to play in the McDonald’s All-American Game. In the last 10 seasons the Hoosiers have seen James Blackmon Jr. (2014), Thomas Bryant (’15), Romeo Langford (’18), Trayce Jackson-Davis (’19), Kel’el Ware (’22), and Mackenzie Mgbako (’23) participate in the game.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER

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INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER ANNOUNCES SPRING SCHEDULE

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana men’s soccer will play five exhibition matches this spring, the program announced Monday (Jan. 29).

IU’s spring slate kicks off February 24 when the Hoosiers host Evansville in Bloomington, one of two home matches this spring. Indiana will also welcome IUPUI to Bill Armstrong Stadium April 12. Admission is free.

The Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Indiana, will host two more scrimmages. On March 2, Indiana will play Saint Louis – a familiar spring opponent. The spring season will close against Notre Dame – IU’s 2023 Elite Eight opponent – in Westfield. Both matches are expected to be played at Grand Park’s indoor facility.

Indiana’s lone true road match comes April 6 when it visits Kentucky in Lexington. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw in the 2023 regular season matchup, and both appeared in the NCAA Tournament.

Indiana Men’s Soccer 2024 Spring Schedule (All Times Eastern)

Date       Time      Opponent            Location

Feb. 24 (Sat)       1 p.m.   Evansville             Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium)

March 2 (Sat)      5 p.m.   vs. Saint Louis     Westfield, Ind. (Grand Park Sports Complex – Indoor)

April 6 (Sat)         6 p.m.   at Kentucky         Lexington, Ky. (Wendell & Vickie Bell Soccer Complex)

April 12 (Fri)        7:30 p.m.             IUPUI    Bloomington, Ind. (Bill Armstrong Stadium)

April 19 (Fri)        7:30 p.m.             vs. Notre Dame  Westfield, Ind. (Grand Park Sports Complex – Indoor)

PURDUE SOFTBALL

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CAMPBELL NAMED TO SOFTBALL AMERICA FRESHMAN WATCH LIST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue softball newcomer Ashlynn Campbell was named to Softball America’s Freshman Watch List.

The utility player ranked first in the nation in hits (107) and second in the nation in both runs scored (90) and stolen bases (78) during her senior season, marks that also led every player in her home state of Alabama. Moreover, Campbell recorded a .534 batting average on her way to helping the Wetumpka High School to a Class 6A state championship title in 2023 with a 56-6-1 record while playing shortstop.

Campbell was named an All-American in both 2023 and 2022 by Extra Inning Softball.

Her senior campaign efforts also led to National Player of the Week status by Extra Inning Softball on March 28, 2023 after going 16-for 27 (a .593 batting average) and posted a .607 on-base % to go along with 14 runs scored, nine RBI and seven stolen bases.

As a sophomore and junior at Wetumpka High School, Campbell set school records for batting average (.538), on-base % (.601), hits (86), runs (75) and stolen bases (58).

Campbell is one of four Big Ten freshmen to make the list, joined by Jenissa Conway (Michigan), Emmerson Cope (Nebraska) and Michela Barbanente (Penn State).

Campbell and the Boilermaker softball team are less than two weeks away from opening day. The program, led by first year head coach Maggie Frezzotti will begin the season Friday, February 9 in Athens, Georgia for the Red and Black Showcase where they will take on Murray State, South Dakota and No. 6 Georgia during the three-day tournament.

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HIDALGO EARNS NINTH ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AWARD

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — She’s continuing to creep ever-closer to the top.

On Monday, Irish freshman Hannah Hidalgo was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the ninth time this season. Hidalgo is now tied for the second-most ACC Rookie of the Week honors all-time with Wake Forest’s Tracy Connor and Duke’s Elizabeth Williams. Florida State’s Ta’Niya Latson set the record of 10 last season.

In total last week, Hidalgo averaged 28.5 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in two games against ranked opponents — No. 22 Syracuse and No. 8 UConn. But it was the latter game that really drew eyeballs, as Hidalgo posted a record-breaking 34 points and added 10 rebounds and 6 assists. That is Notre Dame’s single-game freshman scoring record, and the previous mark of 33 was held by Michelle Marciniak and set in 1991.

Hidalgo leads the nation in steals per game (5.1) and steals (97) this season, and she has already broken Skylar Diggins’ freshman record of 90. She is also pacing the ACC with 24.4 points per game and ranks third in the conference with 5.6 assists per game. Hidalgo is one of two major conference players in the nation averaging at least 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists per game. The other is reigning National Player of the Year Caitlin Clark.

As we approach the postseason, Hidalgo continues to add to an already impressive list of individual accolades. On Monday, she was also named Naismith Women’s College Basketball Player of the Week. She has also been named the ACC Player of the Week twice, the AP National Player of the Week once and the USBWA Tamika Catchings National Freshman of the Week honors twice. She is also one of 10 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award (nation’s top point guard) and made the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List.

HIDALGO NAMED NAISMITH WOMEN’S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

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ATLANTA – Another one.

Notre Dame freshman Hannah Hidalgo earned Naismith Women’s College Player of the Week honors on Monday after her record-breaking 34-point performance in the 82-67 victory over No. 8 UConn in Storrs.

Hidalgo’s 34 points broke Notre Dame’s single-game freshman scoring record (previously was 33 points by Michelle Marciniak set in 1991) and marked the second time the freshman has scored more than 30 points against a Top-10 opponent this season (South Carolina).

In total on the week, Hidalgo averaged 28.5 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists against two ranked opponents.

The freshman leads the nation in steals (97) and steals per game (5.11) and leads the ACC in points per game (24.4) and total points (464), ranking fourth amongst all players nationally.

Hidalgo adds another prestigious honor to her groundbreaking freshman season, already having been named to the Nancy Lieberman Award Top 10 and the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 Watch List. She has also made her mark in weekly awards, earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors eight times this season (setting a Notre Dame record), ACC Player of the Week honors twice, AP Basketball Player of the Week and USBWA Tamika Catchings National Freshman of the Week honors once.

NOTRE DAME SOFTBALL

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GASKINS NAMED PRESEASON SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICA BY SOFTBALL AMERICA

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Senior first baseman Karina Gaskins earned preseason Second Team All-America honors from Softball America Monday. Gaskins, the 2022 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year, will lead the Fighting Irish into the 2024 season that will feature 17 games against teams that are ranked or receiving votes in the NCAA’s initial preseason polls.

Gaskins is a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association Mid-Atlantic All-Region honoree and is already one of the most decorated players in program history. Gaskins ranks fourth all-time with 38 career home runs, fifth with 94 career walks and currently holds the top spot of career on-base percentage at .490 entering this season.

A two-time First Team All-ACC selection, Gaskins owns a .362 career batting average, with a 1.219 career OPS. Other accolades in her career include a 2022 D1Softball.com and Softball America Second Team All-America honors, NFCA Third Team All-America and earned All-ACC Freshman Team and Second Team All-ACC honors in her rookie campaign.

Gaskins and the Irish begin the 2024 season February 9th in Clearwater, Florida as the team will compete in the NFCA Leadoff Classic against Central Arkansas and South Alabama on opening day.

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JIHAD NAMED MAC CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK FOR THIRD TIME

Basheer Jihad has been named the Mid-American Conference Co-Player of the Week for the third time, the MAC office announced Monday afternoon.

The junior forward led the Cardinals in scoring in wins at Buffalo (87-59 on Tuesday) and against Northern Illinois (81-71 on Saturday), dropping 20 points on the Bulls and 28 on the Huskies. Jihad added 14 rebounds and three assists on Saturday for a double-double after tallying nine rebounds and four assists on Tuesday.

The Detroit native went for 24.0 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game on the week to increase his season averages to 19.5 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. The scoring and rebounding marks both rank fourth in the MAC, making him the only player in the league to be in the Top 4 in both statistics.

Jihad was previous named the MAC Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, and his three recognitions are the second-most in the league so far.

The Cardinals have won three of their last four games to improve their record to 11-9 (3-5 MAC) and will host Bowling Green at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Worthen Arena.

CARDINALS HOSTING BOWLING GREEN ON TUESDAY NIGHT

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The Ball State men’s basketball team will look to win its fourth game in five tries when the Cardinals host Bowling Green at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Worthen Arena.

The game will be streamed on ESPN+, with Mick Tidrow and David Eha on the call. Jack McMullen and Scot Bunnell handle the radio broadcast on WMUN 1340AM – 92.5FM.

The Cardinals (11-9, 3-5 MAC) and Falcons (14-6, 5-3 MAC) meet for the 95th time in series history. Last season, Ball State swept the home-and-home with a 93-72 blowout on Feb. 11 in Muncie after a 69-60 decision on Jan. 31 at Bowling Green.

Ball State cruised to an 81-71 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday afternoon behind Basheer Jihad’s 28-point, 14-rebound double-double. The Cardinals’ lead peaked at 20 points midway through the second half before the visiting Huskies made a late comeback attempt and got within six points with under two minutes to play, but Ball State put the game away at the free throw line.

The Falcons enter Tuesday’s matchup on a two-game losing streak after starting the year 5-1 in conference play. Ball State and Bowling Green played one common nonconference opponent, as they both hosted Bellarmine in late 2023 with opposite results (Ball State won 67-58 on Dec. 2 after Bowling Green lost 85-67 on Nov. 17).

SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN: The Falcons went 11-20 (5-13 MAC) last season in Michael Huger’s final year as the Bowling Green head coach. Todd Simon took over after spending seven years as the head coach at Southern Utah.

The Falcons get to the foul line, leading the MAC and ranking No. 42 nationally at 22.7 free throw attempts per game. Bowling Green also tops the league with 38.4 rebounds per game, and the team from Northwest Ohio’s +4.9 average scoring margin is fourth in the conference.

Junior guard Marcus Hill leads the league and ranks No. 20 in NCAA Division I with 418 total points and 109 free throws made. The Rockford, Ill., native’s 20.9 points per game (No. 15) and 146 field goals made (No. 18) also rank in the Top 20 nationally. Senior forward Rashaun Agee’s eight double-doubles are second-most in the MAC, while his 9.0 rebounding average ranks third.

CARDINAL DIRECTIONS

Jihad leads the Cardinals in scoring (19.5 points per game) and rebounding (7.8) averages. The junior forward out of Detroit has led the Cardinals in scoring 13 games so far, scoring in double-figures 19 times, including 10 games with 20+ points. The big man’s total points (390) and scoring average rank third and fourth, respectively, in the Mid-American Conference, while his rebounding average is fourth as well.

The Cardinals lead the MAC and rank in the Top 30 nationally in free throw percentage (76.9, No. 23) and 3-point percentage (37.6, No. 30), respectively. Ball State commits the fewest fouls per game (15.0) in the conference while having the second-best scoring defense (70.1 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 (38) and 3-point shooting (43.7 percent) so far this season, and his 2.38 triples made per game ranks fourth in the MAC.

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

FREE THROWS FALLING: Redshirt junior Mickey Pearson Jr. leads the Mid-American Conference and ranks No. 33 nationally among qualifiers in free throw shooting percentage at 88.1 (59 of 67), and first in conference games at 95.7 percent (22 of 23).

Bailey (91.3 percent, 21-23) 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.

PRODUCTIVE PAIR: Juniors Basheer Jihad (19.5 points per game) and Jalin Anderson (15.7) rank fourth and tenth in the MAC in average scoring, respectively.

The duo joins Toledo’s Ra’Heim Moss (16.4 ppg, seventh) and Dante Maddox Jr. (15.9, eighth) as the only two tandems in the league to rank in the Top 10 in scoring.

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, rebounding (7.8 per game) and field goal percentage (48.8) 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 (4.8 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 (17) and steals (four) in a season through the schedule’s first 20 games. The big man has seen increased playing time over his last 14 contests, averaging 20.4 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 (917) boasts the most career points in NCAA Division I on the current roster.

Up Next

The Cardinals are scheduled to hit the road and play at 1 p.m. on Saturday at Western Michigan.

INDIANA STATE MEN’S BASKETBALL

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MEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS VOTES IN AP TOP 25 AND COACHES POLL

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State men’s basketball for the second-straight week received votes in the Associated Press (AP) Top 25 Men’s College Basketball Poll.

In the AP Top 25 released on January 29, ISU received votes tallying five votes in the poll after getting on the board for the first time in the previous week’s poll. In the USA TODAY Sports Coaches Poll, ISU earned 13 points – the most on the season.

The voting came after Indiana State moved up the Missouri Valley standings to the No. 1 spot with an 18-3, 9-1 MVC record, marking the best start in the Coach Josh Schertz era. The Sycamores traveled to the UIC and came home with an 89-83 victory, followed by a win at home versus Bradley in front of the biggest home crowd of the year.

Catch the Sycamores back in action on Wednesday, January 31 at Belmont in Nashville, Tenn. at 7:30 p.m. ET before returning to Hulman Center on Saturday, February 3 versus Drake University at 6 p.m.

Swope Named Newcomer of the Week

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SWOPE NAMED NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State men’s basketball junior Isaiah Swope was named Missouri Valley Newcomer of the Week, released by the conference on Monday. This marks Swope’s first weekly honor as a Sycamore.

Swope averaged 40.3 minutes-per-game in ISU’s 2-0 week in Valley play to move into first place in the league. The junior guard averaged 24.5 PPG (43.6% from the field), 4.0 RPG, 3.5 AST/G, and snagged a pair of steals.

In game one of the week at UIC, Swope recorded a career-high 30 points off 10-for-21 shooting from the floor, including knocking down six threes. Counting down the final seconds of the first half, ISU trailed by one before Swope drained a buzzer-beating three to give the Sycamores a 41-39 lead heading into the break. Through the first 10 minutes of the second half, Swope was one of two players for ISU to combine for 22 of ISU’s 24 points with 12 points of 4-of-5 shooting.

In game two at home versus Bradley, Swope recorded 19 points with five rebounds and six assists playing in 43 minutes in the overtime victory. He was responsible for five points in a 7-0 run in the first half to claim a six-point lead and helped the Sycamores back to a seven-point lead in the second half recorded two points, a steal, and an assist. Swope led all scorers in the overtime frame with seven points. He assisted on a dagger that gave ISU a six-point advantage with just under two minutes remaining. Then, following an opponent basket, Swope made back-to-back buckets to extend back to a six-point lead to secure the victory.

The Sycamores return to action on Wednesday, January 31 at Belmont and return to the Hulman Center on Saturday, February 3 against Drake.

INDIANA STATE TRACK

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SYCAMORES REMAIN AMONG GREAT LAKES REGION’S BEST IN LATEST RANKINGS

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State track and field remained among the highest-ranked teams in the Great Lakes region in the most recent set of USTFCCCA region rankings, which were announced Monday.

The Sycamores were ranked sixth on the men’s side and 11th on the women’s side in this week’s rankings.

Led by Will Staggs’ program record-tying clearance of 5.41m (17-09.00) in the pole vault, the Indiana State men checked in at No. 6 in the region following the Michigan Invitational, ahead of the likes of Indiana, Notre Dame and Michigan State. The Sycamores feature a pair of top-five 60m sprinters in the conference in Terrance O’Bannon (second, 6.66) and Casey Hood Jr. (fourth, 6.67)., while Shomari Rogers-Walton ranks in the top 10 in the conference in both the long jump (sixth, 7.37m/24-02.50) and triple jump (fifth, 15.11m/49-07.00). Noah Bolt leads the way for a strong throws group for the Blue and White, climbing into the top three in the Great Lakes region in the weight throw following a career-best mark of 20.31m (66-07.75) over the weekend.

Niesha Anderson’s top-three region ranking in the weight throw (21.36m/70-01.00) leads the way for the Indiana State women, who are ranked No. 11 in the Great Lakes region. Janiya Bowman ranks among the region leaders in both the 200m (ninth, 24.41 – track-adjusted) and long jump (12th, 5.81m/19-00.75), while Grace Quinlan (seventh, 1.75m/5-08.75) and Kyrsten Fehribach (13th, 1.71m/5-07.25) both rank in the top 15 in the region in the high jump. Rachel Mehringer (60m hurdles, 8.42), Claire Pittman (long jump, 5.87m/19-03.25) and Hannah Redlin (shot put, 15.06m/40-05.00) all rank in the top 10 in the region in their respective events this season for the Sycamores.

Indiana State also jumped in the national rankings on both the men’s and women’s side. The Sycamore men moved up nine spots to No. 87 nationally, while the Indiana State women  jumped three spots to No. 84. The Trees are the top-ranked team in the MVC on both the men’s and women’s side in this week’s rankings.

A split-squad weekend is on deck for the Sycamores, with Indiana State set to compete in a pair of meets. The Trees will send a contingent to the Meyo Invitational at Notre Dame Friday and Saturday, while also playing host to the Blue-White Classic Saturday afternoon.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

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ERIN WOODSON SELECTED AS HORIZON LEAGUE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League announced on Monday (Jan. 29) that Purdue Fort Wayne’s Erin Woodson was selected as the league’s Freshman of the Week.

Woodson helped the Mastodons to a 2-0 record, with wins coming at Chicago State and against Northern Kentucky. She averaged 10 points and 3.5 rebounds per game during the course of the week. Woodson averaged 52.9 percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range. She finished the week with only one turnover during her 39 minutes on the court.

This is the third time this season that Woodson has been named the Horizon League Freshman of the Week. Woodson is the first ‘Don in program history to receive Freshman of the Week three times. She earned the other honors on December 18 and 26.  Woodson and Renna Schwieterman have brought home five of the 12 Freshman of the Week awards this season.

Woodson and the Mastodons are 14-8 and 7-4 in Horizon League play. The ‘Dons are looking for their first 8-4 league start since the 2010-11 season. Purdue Fort Wayne looks ahead to Cleveland State on Wednesday (Jan. 31) at 7 p.m.

UINDY BASEBALL

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UINDY BASEBALL PICKED TO FINISH THIRD IN GLVC PRESEASON POLL

INDIANAPOLIS – The No. 6-ranked University of Indianapolis baseball team has been selected to finish third in the Great Lakes Valley Conference after the results of the GLVC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

The preseason poll is determined by the league’s head coaches, who, per GLVC Bylaws, are not permitted to vote for their own team.

The Greyhounds received two first-place votes and 145 total points after being ranked sixth in the NCBWA Division II Preseason Poll and first in the Midwest Region Poll. Last year the Hounds made a historic run in the NCAA Tournament, becoming the first-ever seventh-seeded team to reach the College World Series.

The Hounds return nearly all of their offensive firepower from last year, headed up by Drew Donaldson at second base who became the first ever Greyhound to be a ABCA, NCBWA and D2CCA First Team All-American in the same season. Alongside Donaldson, the Hounds welcome back Caleb Vaughn in right-field who earned All-Midwest Team honors.

With the returning firepower, the Hounds also added some new weapons in Missouri S&T standout Cole Hampton, after leading the Miners in OPS (1.194), batting average (.354), home runs (12), RBIs (57) and total bases in the 2023 season as their primary third baseman. He was not the lone Miner to join the Hounds, with Dakota Sill also joining the Hounds after leading S&T in hits, stolen bases and triples while manning centerfield.

On the bump, the Hounds graduated nearly half of their total innings pitched but return with a stellar bullpen headed up by crafty sidearm-tosser E.J White and junior Austin Bestul. On the starters side, the Hounds return Logan Peterson who tossed 73.2 innings who finished the year tied for second place in wins.

The Hounds are once again headed up by Al Ready who enters his sixth season after a 40-19 record and a 18-14 GLVC split in 2023.

The Greyhounds will start their hunt for another regional title and more on Feb. 16 against Notre Dame (OH) at Greyhound Park.

GLVC PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL

RK.         TEAM (1ST PLACE VOTES)             PTS

1.            Quincy (9)                                         162

2.            Maryville (3)                                     151

3.            Indianapolis (2)                                145

4.            Drury                                                  130

5.            Illinois Springfield                            118

6.            Lewis                                                  114

7.            William Jewell                                  97

8.            Missouri-St. Louis                            84

9.            Missouri S&T                                    83

10.         McKendree                                       56

11.         Truman State                                    47

12.         Rockhurst                                          39

13.         Southwest Baptist                           26

14.         Upper Iowa                                      22

UINDY WOMEN’S LAX

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WOMEN’S LACROSSE DEBUTS AT #12 IN PRESEASON POLL

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The UIndy women’s lacrosse team, which enters the first spring under new head coach Peyton Romig in 2024, debuted at No. 12 in the IWLCA preseason national poll, announced Monday.

The Greyhounds finished last season ranked ninth after dropping an overtime decision in the Midwest Region title game against Grand Valley in Denver.

Highlighted by IWLCA All-American Joey Fowler, 14 players return in 2024, including three freshmen and one transfer. Seniors Megan Dunn and Madison Phillips were also named All-GLVC a year ago.

UIndy currently has six ranked opponents on the docket for this spring, including three against top-5 programs. The Greyhounds open the season against No. 2 Florida Southern on a neutral field in Huntsville, Ala., and play four consecutive road games before returning to Key Stadium for the home opener on March 9 against Davenport. Other key matchups include No. 4 Tampa, No. 5 Grand Valley, No. 10 Regis, No. 13 Maryville, and No. 23 Colorado Mesa. The complete schedule can be found here.

2024 IWLCA DII Preseason Poll

RK          SCHOOL (FPV)    PTS

1.            Pace (20)                           545

2.            Florida Southern (2)       540

3.            West Chester (1)              537

4.            Tampa                                504

5.            Grand Valley                     460

6.            Adelphi                               445

7.            Rollins                                 402

8.            East Stroudsburg              371

9.            Flagler                                367

10.         Regis                                   361

11.         Wingate                             329

12.         UIndy                                 318

13.         Maryville                           302

14.         New Haven                       252

15.         Embry-Riddle                    249

16.         Saint Anselm                     222

17.         Mercy                                 191

18.         Bentley                              186

19.         Kutztown                           176

20.         Seton Hill                           160

21.         Lynn                                    148

22.         Assumption                       107

23.         Colorado Mesa                71

24.         Saint Leo                           66

25.         Mount Olive                     34

MARIAN TRACK

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LANGE, BENJAMIN CLAIM CROSSROADS LEAGUE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS

Jackson, Mich. – The Marian women’s track and field team swept the weekly athlete of the week honors from the Crossroads League on Monday afternoon, as Claire Lange and Arriana Benjamin received the honors from the league. Benjamin’s honor is the 10th Field Athlete of the Week honor in her Marian career, while Lange’s Track Athlete of the Week is the first in her Marian career.

Lange hit a pair of NAIA A standards at the IUPUI Invitational, placing second in the 600 and fourth as a member in Marian’s 4×400-relay. The sophomore’s time of 1:34.76 in the 600 ranks her tops in the Crossroads League this season, while shattering Marian’s school record by three seconds.

Benjamin turned in runner-up finishes in the weight throw and shot put for Marian at the IUPUI Invitational, hitting NAIA A standards in both events. Benjamin broke her own school record in the weight throw with a distance of 17.87m, while her 13.82m throw in the shot put allowed her to hit an A standard for the first time this season.

The Knights will travel to Indiana Wesleyan this weekend, as they compete in their annual IWU Midwest Classic.

CHRISTIAN RIOS NAMED CROSSROADS LEAGUE FIELD ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Jackson, Mich. – For the third consecutive week, the Marian men’s track and field team has boasted the Crossroads League Field Athlete of the Week, as Christian Rios was tabbed as the latest winner by the conference. Rios’ honor is the third straight by the throwers as he joins teammates Jacob Netral and Isaiah Tipping as 2024 award winners, while his honor is the seventh Crossroads League honor in his career.

Rios’ second career Crossroads League Indoor Field Athlete of the Week honor comes after scoring a pair of top-five finishes at the IUPUI Invitational. Rios continued his consistent season with NAIA A standard marks in both the shot put and weight throw, hitting 16.03m in the shot put and 18.05m in the weight throw.

The Knights will travel to Indiana Wesleyan this weekend, as they compete in their annual IWU Midwest Classic.

SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS

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

EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/

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

FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/

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

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

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

BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/

DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/

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

MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NBA STANDINGS

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NHL STANDINGS

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NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

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

NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL STANDINGS

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

FOOTBALL HISTORY

Football History Headlines

January 30, 1892 – Athens,  Georgia – The University of Georgia played its first football game  in Athens against Mercer University.  According to an interesting post on the UGA.edu website the Bulldogs started off their first gridiron campaign with Chemistry Professor, Dr. Charles Holmes Herty organized not on Georgia’s first football team but the first in the deep south of America. In this first game the Bulldogs pounded Mercer 50-0. Their schedule for that first season consisted of only one other game that took place on February 20 against Auburn. We will cover that one more in detail in the upcoming February 20 Football History Headlines. An interesting story that comes from the article tells that in this first game on the athletics fields (now known as Herty Field) there are reports that indicate that the official scorer for the game missed at least one touchdown when he walked to the city alcohol dispensary on Broad St. across from the campus to purchase a bottle of whiskey during the game. With a 50 point differential the players from Mercer may have wished they had joined him!

January 30, 1960 – Oakland Raiders entered the American Football League per the Raiders.com. The Oakland group was awarded the former Minneapolis-St.Paul franchise which was basically abandoned when the NFL granted permission for the Minnesota Vikings franchise  to form before the AFL could set on up.

January 30, 1968 – Ron Yary from USC is the first overall pick by Minnesota Vikings in the 1968 NFL Draft. Yary was an awesome pick as he made it into the Hall of Fame! According to the Pro Football Reference website the other future Pro Football Hall of Famers from this class so far include Claude Humphrey, Larry Csonka, Curly Culp, Ken Stabler, Charlie Sanders, Elvin Bethea and Art Shell. The Raiders had a banner day building the core of their offense of the 1970’s with the picks of Shell and Stabler!

January 30, 1973 – The team’s front offices assembled in New York for the 1973 NFL Draft. John Matuszak from the University of Tampa was first overall pick by the Houston Oilers. The Pro Football Reference data tells us that Hall of Famers that have busts in Canton so far from this class are John Hannah, Ray Guy and Joe DeLamielleure.

January 30, 1983 – Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California – Super Bowl XVII was a rematch of  Super Bowl VII, which was also played in the LA area as it pitted the 8-1 Washington Redskins against the Miami Dolphins who spotted a record of 7-2 in the strike shortened NFL season. The American Football Database fills us in with the game details on their great article.  The Dolphins held a 17-10 lead at the half  with a Fulton Walker 98 yard touchdown return of a kick off and Jimmy Cefalo’s 76 yard TD reception. The turning point in the game came with 10:10 remaining in the fourth. Washington was facing a fourth down and 1-yard to go situation at the Dolphins’ 43-yard line, and they were still trailing 17-13.  That’s when Washington’s veteran running back John Riggins broke through the Dolphin defense and ran all the way to paydirt to take the lead. D.C. Wide receiver Charlie Brown then added an insurance touchdown with his 6-yard scoring catch and the Washington Redskins outlasted the Miami Dolphins, 27-17. The Redskin offensive line was known as the Hogs. O-line Coach Joe Bugel gave the original group of linemen the moniker in 1982. They were comprised of Center Jeff Bostic, left guard Russ Grimm, right guard Mark May, left tackle Joe Jacoby, right tackle George Starke, guard Fred Dean, along with tight ends Don Warren and Rick Walker. Riggins with his power running behind the Hogs earned the game’s MVP award.

January 30, 1994 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta –  The Buffalo Bills played in their fourth straight championship appearance in Super Bowl XXVIII when they faced the powerful Dallas Cowboys. Things looked promising for the Bills in the first half as they held a 13-6 lead in the locker room. The third quarter though things started to unravel according to the statmuse.com web site article on the game.  Cowboys defender James Washington picked up a 3rd quarter Bill fumble and rambled 48 yards for a score to tie the game. It was then more stifling defense and a heavy dose of running back Emmit Smith who scored twice in the second half to lead the Dallas Cowboys over Buffalo Bills 30-13. The game’s MVP was Emmitt Smith who besides his two late TDs added 132 hard earned yards on the ground.

January 30, 2000 – Georgia Dome, Atlanta – Who can forget the suspense of the very last play of Super Bowl XXXIV? The St. Louis Rams were up by seven but Steve McNair had marched the Tennessee Titans most of the length of the field to the Rams ten yard-line with 6 seconds on the clock and no timeouts remaining! A Bleacher Report article reminds of the rest, as DB Mike Jones was covering Titan tight end Frank Wycheck on the play near the goal line when an open Kevin Dyson caught the pass from McNair. Jones left his coverage when the ball was passed and tackled Dyson at his legs, leaving the receiver to stretch for the goal line.  As the play happened, everybody watching was on the edge of their seats, and then Dyson’s shoulder touched the ground…the ball was short of the line! The Rams win in the most dramatic of endings over Tennessee  23-16.  St. Louis Quarterback Kurt Warner won the Most Valuable Player award after he threw for 414 yards and two scores in the game to lead the Greatest Show on Turf. At the time this game had the fifth highest number of viewers in the history of television as over 130.7 people watched the game.

January 30, 2011 NFL Pro Bowl was played once again at beautiful Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The result of the game was that the NFC outscored the AFC, 55-41.  Washington Redskins defensive back, DeAngelo Hall was given the MVP.

HOF Birthdays

January 30, 1925 – Detroit, Michigan – The nifty halfback that played both for Purdue and Michigan in college Chalmers Bump Elliott was born. Bump was also a head coach and an AD that made it to the College Hall of Fame.

NUMBERS IN SPORTS

73 – 22 – 78 – 72 – 44 – 16 – 99 – 20 – 13 – 32 

January 30, 1936 – The new owners of baseball’s Boston Braves did a survey of newspaper journalists to pick a new team moniker. There were 1327 different nicknames submitted for review and a handful were strongly considered. The winner was announced in the Boston Globe the next morning that the team would now be known as the Boston Bees however the franchise would return to ‘Braves’ name in 1941. The entries started with every letter of the alphabet except the letter “X.”

January 30, 1968 – NFL Draft: Ron Yary from USC first pick by Minnesota Vikings. Yary would wear the Number 73,  for the Vikes as the future Hall of Fame player would end up playing 15 seasons, making it to 7 Pro Bowls and was a 6 time All-Pro.

January 30, 1973 – 26th NHL All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: Eastern Division beats Western Division, 5-4; MVP: Greg PolisNumber 22 of the Pittsburgh Penguins, LW

January 30, 1973 – 1973 NFL Draft: John Matuszak from University of Tampa first pick by Houston Oilers. John wore Number 78 in his time with the Oilers. he was probably better known by his Number 72 with the Raiders in later years of his career.

January 30, 1978 – Addie Joss & Larry MacPhail were both elected to Baseball Hall of Fame. Joss was a great pitcher for Cleveland from 1902 to 1910, many years before uniform numbers were worn. MacPhail was a famous lawyer and quite the baseball executive before World War II, with the Cincinnati Reds, Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees, and was a one-third owner of the Yankees from 1945 through 1947.

January 30, 1983 – At the Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California the Super Bowl XVII was played as the Washington Redskins outlasted the Miami Dolphins, 27-17; MVP: was Washington’s bruising Running back John Riggins, who wore Number 44. The Question of the Day? Who was the Dolphins starting QB in the game. The Answer is David Woodley, Number 16. Remember this is a few years before ole Number 13 Dan Marino was drafted.

January 30, 1990 – Los Angeles Kings center Wayne Gretzky, wearing his famous Number 99 set an NHL record by scoring his 100th point of the season for the 11th straight season! The “Great One” reached the milestone record with an assist in a 5-2 Kings’ win over visiting New Jersey Devils

January 30, 1994 – Super Bowl XXVIII, Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA: Dallas Cowboys beat Buffalo Bills, 30-13; MVP was Dallas Cowboy Runningback Number 22Emmitt Smith.

January 30, 1996 – Future Basketball Hall of Famer Magic Johnson wearing his legendary Number 32 jersey after a 5 year retirement; re-entered the League with his old team to help the LA Lakers to 128-118 win over Golden State at the Great Western Forum. He still had the “magic” to as he scored 19 points,  hauled down 8 rebounds and registered 10 assists.

January 30, 1998 – All-Star Florida Marlin catcher Darren Daulton who wore Number 20 with the club in his one partial season there, retired. Daulton had spent the previous 14 seasons as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies wearing Number 10.  A little known fact is that he did play part of the 1983 season on a call up from the minors to the Phillies wearing Number 29.

January 30, 2000 – In the Big NFL Game of the season, at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta the very memorableSuper Bowl XXXIV was played. It came down to the last play, last second, and the final 1/2 yard on the field as the St. Louis Rams stopped the Tennessee Titans, 23-16. The game’s MVP was Quarterback Kurt WarnerNumber 13 of the Rams.

January 30, 2002 – TheUtah Jazz, legendary Number 32Karl Malone became only the second player in NBA history at the time to register 34,000 career points. The talented power forward tossed in 18 points in a 90-78 win over the Chicago Bulls at the Delta Center. The top player at that time was Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Number 33  with 38,387 points playing for the Los Angeles Lakers and the Milwaukee Bucks.

January 30, 2018 – Houston Rockets forward James Harden, who wore Number 13 registered the highest scoring triple-double in NBA history when he recorded 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists as the Rockets outlasted the Orlando Magic, 114-107 in Houston. Harden also has worn lucky 13 for the Brooklyn Nets.

TV SPORTS TUESDAY

NBA REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
Indiana at Boston7:30pmTNT
NBCS-BOS
Bally Sports
LA Lakers at Atlanta7:30pmSpcetrum
Bally Sports
Utah at New York7:30pmKJZZ
MSG
Toronto at Chicago8:00pmSportsnet
NBCS-CHI
Philadelphia at Golden State10:00pmTNT
NBCS-PHI
NBCS-BAY
NHL REGULAR SEASONTIME ETTV
Columbus at St. Louis8:00pmNHLN
Bally Sports
Seattle at San Jose10:30pmRoot Sports
NBCS-CA
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
South Carolina at Tennessee6:30pmSECN
North Carolina at Georgia Tech7:00pmESPN
Texas Tech at TCU7:00pmESPN2
Marquette at Villanova7:00pmFS1
Iowa at Indiana7:00pmBTN
Syracuse at Boston College7:00pmACCN
VCU at St. Bonaventure7:00pmCBSSN
George Washington at Dayton7:00pmSpectrum
Illinois at Ohio State7:00pmPeacock
Western Michigan at Toledo7:00pmESPN+
Akron at Eastern Michigan7:00pmESPN+
Bowling Green at Ball State7:00pmESPN+
Buffalo at Ohio7:00pmESPN+
Miami (OH) at Kent State7:00pmESPN+
Northern Illinois at Central Michigan7:00pmESPN+
Saint Louis at Loyola Chicago8:00pmESPN+
Oklahoma at Kansas State8:00pmESPN+
Illinois State at Murray State8:00pmESPN+
Mississippi State at Ole Miss8:30pmSECN
Southeast Missouri at Lindenwood8:30pmESPN+
Oklahoma State at Kansas9:00pmESPN
Miami (FL) at NC State9:00pmESPN2
Seton Hall at DePaul9:00pmFS1
Louisville at Clemson9:00pmACCN
San Diego State at Colorado State9:00pmCBSSN
Wyoming at Air Force9:00pmALT
San Jose State at Utah State9:00pmKMYU
Michigan at Michigan State9:00pmPeacock
Loyola Marymount at Gonzaga11:00pmESPN
Fresno State at UNLV11:00pmFS1
SOCCER MATCHESTIME ETTV
EPL: Nottingham Forest vs Arsenal2:30pmPeacock
EPL: Fulham vs Everton2:45pmPeacock
EPL: Luton Town vs Brighton & Hove Albion2:45pmPeacock
EPL: Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United3:00pmPeacock
Men’s Olympic Soccer Qualifying: Uruguay vs Peru3:00pmFS2
EPL: Aston Villa vs Newcastle United3:15pmUSA
Men’s Olympic Soccer Qualifying: Chile vs Argentina6:00pmFS2
Liga MX: Guadalajara vs Toluca6:00pmUniverso
COLLEGE HOCKEYTIME ETTV
Boston U vs Northeastern6:30pmESPN+
Army vs Princeton7:00pmESPN+
WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Niagara vs Canisius6:00pmESPN+
Southeast Missouri State vs Lindenwood6:00pmESPN+
Michigan State vs Rutgers7:00pmB1G+
UCF vs West Virginia7:00pmESPN+
Cincinnati vs Houston8:00pmESPN+
UNCW vs Charleston1:00pmFloSports
Texas A&M vs Florida1:00pmSECN+
UIC vs Indiana State1:00pmESPN+
Texas A&M vs Florida1:00pmSECN
Monmouth vs William & Mary1:00pmFloSports
Maryland vs Penn State1:00pmB1G+
Loyola Chicago vs Duquesne2:00pmESPN+
Wright State vs Green Bay2:00pmESPN+
Villanova vs DePaul2:00pmFS1
Towson vs Delaware2:00pmFloSports
Pittsburgh vs Louisville2:00pmACCNX
Ohio State vs Purdue2:00pmB1G+
Northwestern vs Indiana2:00pmB1G+
NC State vs Boston College2:00pmACCNX
Seton Hall vs Creighton2:00pmCBSSN
Hofstra vs Hampton2:00pmFloSports
Elon vs North Carolina A&T2:00pmFloSports
Duke vs Miami2:00pmACCN
Drexel vs Stony Brook2:00pmFloSports
Campbell vs Northeastern2:00pmFloSports
Baylor vs Oklahoma State2:00pmESPNU
Stanford vs Arizona2:00pmPAC12N
California vs Arizona State2:00pmPAC12N
Georgetown vs St. John’s2:00pmFloSports
Southern Illinois vs Belmont3:00pmESPN+
Vanderbilt vs South Carolina3:00pmSECN+
Arkansas vs Missouri3:00pmSECN+
Richmond vs Saint Louis3:00pmESPN+
VCU vs George Mason3:00pmESPN+
Valparaiso vs Evansville3:00pmESPN+
Missouri State vs Murray State3:00pmESPN+
Vanderbilt vs South Carolina3:00pmSECN
Washington vs USC3:00pmPAC12
Utah vs Oregon State3:00pmPAC12
UAB vs North Texas3:00pmESPN+
Tennessee vs Mississippi3:00pmESPN/2
Temple vs Tulane3:00pmESPN+
Minnesota vs Illinois3:00pmB1G+
Colorado vs Oregon3:00pmPAC12
Florida State vs Georgia Tech4:00pmACCN
Oral Roberts vs South Dakota State4:00pmCBSSN
Washington State vs UCLA4:00pmPAC12
Oakland vs IUPUI4:00pmESPN+
Kentucky vs Alabama5:00pmSECN
Kentucky vs Alabama5:00pmSECN+
Wake Forest vs Clemson6:00pmACCN

What to Watch: Tuesday, 1/30/23

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Texas Tech at TCU7:00pmESPN2

The Texas Tech Red Raiders leads all time series 80-46 versus TCU Horned Frogs. Last time both teams met was in 2023 which TCU won 83-82 on the road versus Texas Tech. Since 2018 the Red Raiders are 6-4 overall and 1-3 on the road versus the Horned Frogs.

NBATIME ETTV
Indiana at Boston7:30pmTNT

The Boston Celtics leads all time series 125-97 versus Indiana Pacers. Last season the Celtics lead regular season series 2-1 versus the Pacers. Boston is 67-28 all time at home versus Indiana. The Celtics and Pacers 2023-24 regular season series is tied 2-2.

Philadelphia at Golden State10:00pmTNT

The Philadelphia 76ers leads all time series 191-168 versus Golden State Warriors. Last season the 76ers and Warriors regular season series was tied 1-1. Golden State is 102-68 all time at home versus Philadelphia. This is the first matchup between both teams of the 2023-24 regular season.

NHLTIME ETTV
Columbus at St. Louis8:00pmNHLN
Bally Sports

The St. Louis Blues leads all time series 55-34-3 versus Columbus Blue Jackets. Last season the Blues lead regular season series 2-0 versus the Blue Jackets. St. Louis is 34-11-1 all time at home versus Columbus. The Blue Jackets are 1-0 versus the Blues in the 2023-24 regular season.