NFL SCOREBOARD

SAN FRANCISCO 31 LA RAMS 10

NFL WEEK 11

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2021

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT ATLANTA FALCONS (THU) 8:20P (ET) 8:20P FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT BUFFALO BILLS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

DETROIT LIONS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

HOUSTON TEXANS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS

DALLAS COWBOYS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2021

NEW YORK GIANTS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 12

WEEK 12

TUESDAY, NOV. 16

TOLEDO AT OHIO | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

WESTERN MICHIGAN AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

BOWLING GREEN AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 8 P.M. | ESPNU

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 17

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT BUFFALO | 7 P.M. | ESPN2

CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT BALL STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPNU

THURSDAY, NOV. 18

LOUISVILLE AT DUKE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, NOV. 19

SOUTHERN MISS AT LOUISIANA TECH | 8 P.M. | CBSSN

MEMPHIS AT HOUSTON | 9 P.M. | ESPN2

ARIZONA AT WASHINGTON STATE | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

AIR FORCE AT NEVADA | 9 P.M. | FS1

SAN DIEGO STATE AT UNLV | 11:30 P.M. | CBSSN

SATURDAY, NOV. 20

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT GEORGIA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+

MICHIGAN STATE AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | ABC

IOWA STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 12 P.M. | FOX

PRAIRIE VIEW A&M AT TEXAS A&M | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+

WAKE FOREST AT CLEMSON | 12 P.M. | ESPN

NEW MEXICO STATE AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

PURDUE AT NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

TENNESSEE STATE AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+

FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | STADIUM

FLORIDA STATE AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

WOFFORD AT NORTH CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | ESPN3

RUTGERS AT PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

UMASS AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN

TEXAS AT WEST VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

SOUTH FLORIDA AT TULANE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

KENT STATE AT AKRON | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

TEXAS STATE AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

ILLINOIS AT IOWA | 2 P.M. | FS1

ARKANSAS STATE AT GEORGIA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN3

GEORGIA TECH AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | NBC

WASHINGTON AT COLORADO | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

ARKANSAS AT ALABAMA | 3:30 P.M.| CBS

SMU AT CINCINNATI | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

MICHIGAN AT MARYLAND | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

NEBRASKA AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

VIRGINIA AT PITT | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2

UAB AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

MARSHALL AT CHARLOTTE | 3:30 P.M. | STADIUM

OLD DOMINION AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

MINNESOTA AT INDIANA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

EAST CAROLINA AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

APPALACHIAN STATE AT TROY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

BYU AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 4 P.M. | ESPN+

SYRACUSE AT NC STATE | 4 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

UCLA AT USC | 4 P.M. | FOX

FLORIDA AT MISSOURI | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

RICE AT UTEP | 4 P.M. | ESPN+

UCONN AT UCF | 4 P.M. | ESPN+

LOUISIANA AT LIBERTY | 4 P.M. | ESPNU

KANSAS AT TCU | 4 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+

TEMPLE AT TULSA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+

BAYLOR AT KANSAS STATE | 5:30 P.M. | FS1

AUBURN AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 7 P.M. | ESPN

CAL AT STANFORD | 7 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

NORTH TEXAS AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL | 7 P.M. | ESPN3

OREGON AT UTAH | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

VANDERBILT AT OLE MISS | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

VIRGINIA TECH AT MIAMI | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

SOUTH ALABAMA AT TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

OKLAHOMA STATE AT TEXAS TECH | 8 P.M. | FOX

WYOMING AT UTAH STATE | 8 P.M. | CBSSN

UL MONROE AT LSU | 9 P.M. | ESPN2

NEW MEXICO AT BOISE STATE | 9 P.M. | FS1

ARIZONA STATE AT OREGON STATE | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN

COLORADO STATE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#1 GONZAGA 84 ALCORN STATE 57

#2 UCLA 100 LONG BEACH STATE 79

#9 BAYLOR 89 NICHOLLS 60

MARQUETTE 67 #10 ILLINOIS 66

#19 OHIO STATE 89 BOWLING GREEN 58

DENVER 63 IUPUI 47

MASSACHUSETTS 81 PENN STATE 56

PROVIDENCE 63 WISCONSIN 58

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#5 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 100 TOWSON 52

#6 BAYLOR 78 NEW ORLEANS 39

#11 ARIZONA 93 TEXAS SOUTHERN 38

#14 IOWA STATE 75 SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 56

#16 TENNESSEE 52 #23 S. FLORIDA 49

#24 TEXAS A&M 95 DEPAUL 75

NBA SCOREBOARD

BOSTON 98 CLEVELAND 92

SACRAMENTO 129 DETROIT 107

WASHINGTON 105 NEW ORLEANS 100

ATLANTA 129 ORLANDO 111

NEW YORK 92 INDIANA 84

DALLAS 111 DENVER 101

PHOENIX 99 MINNESOTA 96

MIAMI 103 OKLAHOMA CITY 90

MEMPHIS 136 HOUSTON 102

PORTLAND 118 TORONTO 113

CHICAGO 121 LA LAKERS 103

NHL SCOREBOARD

TAMPA BAY 4 NY ISLANDERS 1

COLUMBUS 5 DETROIT 3

AP TOP 25 MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL

1. GONZAGA (55) 2-0 1517 1

2. UCLA (6) 2-0 1450 2

3. KANSAS 2-0 1400 3

4. MICHIGAN 2-0 1252 6

5. VILLANOVA 1-1 1232 4

6. PURDUE 2-0 1223 7

7. DUKE 3-0 1143 9

8. TEXAS 1-1 1058 5

9. BAYLOR 1-0 1010 8

10. ILLINOIS 2-0 920 11

11. MEMPHIS 2-0 886 12

12. OREGON 2-0 802 13

13. KENTUCKY 1-1 773 10

14. ALABAMA 2-0 743 14

15. HOUSTON 2-0 655 15

16. ARKANSAS 2-0 646 16

17. TENNESSEE 2-0 575 18

18. NORTH CAROLINA 2-0 506 19

19. OHIO ST. 2-0 438 17

20. MARYLAND 3-0 306 21

21. AUBURN 2-0 286 22

22. ST. BONAVENTURE 2-0 280 23

23. UCONN 2-0 236 24

24. FLORIDA 2-0 141 –

25. SOUTHERN CAL 2-0 63 –

OTHERS RECEIVING VOTES: VIRGINIA TECH 50, INDIANA 35, TEXAS TECH 27, BYU 26, MICHIGAN ST. 18, ARIZONA 15, FLORIDA ST. 15, COLORADO ST. 15, IOWA 13, XAVIER 12, SYRACUSE 12, OKLAHOMA ST. 10, SETON HALL 7, RUTGERS 7, MISSISSIPPI ST. 6, ST. JOHN’S 4, DRAKE 3, LSU 3, FURMAN 2, VIRGINIA 2, OHIO 1, LOYOLA CHICAGO 1.

AP WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POLL

1. SOUTH CAROLINA

2. UCONN

3. MARYLAND

4. INDIANA

5. NC STATE

6. BAYLOR

7. STANFORD

8. IOWA

9. OREGON

10. LOUISVILLE

11. ARIZONA

12. TEXAS

13. MICHIGAN

14. IOWA STATE

15. OREGON STATE

16. TENNESSEE

17. FLORIDA STATE

18. GEORGIA TECH

19. KENTUCKY

20. UCLA

21. OHIO STATE

22. WEST VIRGINIA

23. SOUTH FLORIDA

24. TEXAS A&M

25. VIRGINIA TECH

INDIANA SRN GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1. NOBLESVILLE

2 NORTH CENTRAL

3 FRANKLIN

4 CROWN POINT

5 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN

3A

1 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON

2. SILVER CREEK

3 MISHAWAKA MARIAN

4 SALEM

5 GARRETT

2A

1 TRITON CENTRAL

2 UNIVERSITY

3 FRANKTON

4 TIPTON

5 FOREST PARK

1A

1 TRINITY LUTHERAN

2 LANESVILLE

3 JAC CEN DEL

4 MORGAN TWP.

5 WALDRON

IBCA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLL

1CROWN POINT3982-018
2SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON3744-01
3NOBLESVILLE3543-0
4NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS)3083-0
5BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE2953-0
6HOMESTEAD2863-0
7FRANKLIN COMMUNITY2835-01
8FISHERS2434-0
9EAST CENTRAL1972-0
10PENN1863-1
11ZIONSVILLE1573-1
12CARMEL1511-1
13MISHAWAKA MARIAN1483-1
14SILVER CREEK1442-0
15WESTFIELD1273-1
16LAWRENCE NORTH  943-2
17HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN  853-2
18COLUMBUS EAST  733-1
19SALEM  342-1
20WARSAW  323-0
OTHER SCHOOLS RECEIVING VOTES (RECORD):          ANDREAN (1-1), ANGOLA (1-2), BEN DAVIS (2-2), BENTON CENTRAL (2-0), BROWNSBURG (2-3), CARROLL-FORT WAYNE (1-2), COLUMBIA CITY (3-0), EASTERN HANCOCK (3-1), FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (2-0), FORT WAYNE SNIDER (1-1), GARRETT (2-1), HUNTINGTON NORTH (1-0), JAC-CEN-DEL (3-0), JENNINGS COUNTY (4-0), LAKE CENTRAL (2-1), LANESVILLE (4-1), LINTON-STOCKTON (2-1), MERRILLVILLE (1-1), MT. VERNON-FORTVILLE (2-1), NORTHRIDGE (2-1), NORTHWESTERN (4-1), NORWELL (3-1), PIONEER (2-0), TIPTON (2-0), TRITON CENTRAL (3-0), TWIN LAKES (4-0), WALDRON (4-0).

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL

CARROLL (FLORA)80FAITH CHRISTIAN62
NORTH KNOX58WASHINGTON CATHOLIC11
NORTH POSEY41CARMI (ILL.)26
WOODLAN45FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY16
PARIS (ILL.) TOURNAMENT
TERRE HAUTE NORTH62RANTOUL (ILL.)23

WHAT’S ON TV TODAY

College BasketballTIME ETTV
USC at FGCU6:00pmESPNU
Miami (FL) at Florida Atlantic6:00pmCBSSN
Howard at Villanova6:30pmFS2
Creighton at Nebraska7:00pmFS1
Gardner-Webb at Duke7:00pmACCN
Wright State at Purdue7:00pmBTN
Mount St. Mary’s at Kentucky7:00pmSECN
UNCW at Pitt7:00pmESPN+
South Carolina State at Georgia7:00pmESPN+
Austin Peay at Purdue Fort Wayne7:00pmESPN+
NVU-Lyndon at Dartmouth7:00pmESPN+
Tennessee Tech at Chattanooga7:00pmESPN+
Alabama A&M at Cincinnati7:00pmESPN+
Johnson & Wales at Brown7:00pmESPN+
Jacksonville at UCF7:00pmESPN+
Colgate at Cornell7:00pmESPN+
James Madison at Eastern Kentucky7:00pmESPN+
Champion Christian at ULM7:30pmESPN+
South Alabama at Alabama7:30pmESPN+
NJIT at Rutgers7:30pmBTN+
High Point at Notre Dame8:00pmACCN
Virginia at Houston8:00pmESPN
Saint Louis at Memphis8:00pmESPN+
Tarleton State at Wichita State8:00pmESPN+
Alabama State at Iowa State8:00pmESPN+
New Orleans at Northwestern8:00pmBTN+
North Carolina at Charleston8:30pmCBSSN
American at Georgetown8:30pmFS2
Nevada at Santa Clara9:00pmWCCN
North Dakota State at Arizona9:00pmPAC12N
North Carolina Central at Iowa9:00pmBTN
Seton Hall at Michigan9:00pmFS1
BYU vs. Oregon10:00pmESPN
La Verne at UC Irvine10:00pmESPN+
George Washington at Cal State Fullerton10:30pmESPN+
College FootballTIME ETTV
Toledo at Ohio7:00pmESPN+
Western Michigan at Eastern Michigan7:30pmESPN2
Bowling Green at Miami (Ohio)8:00pmESPNU
NBATIME ETTV
Golden State at Brooklyn7:30pmTNT
Philadelphia at Utah10:00pmTNT
San Antonio at LA Clippers10:30pmBally Sports
NHLTIME ETTV
NY Islanders at Florida7:00pmESPN+
HULU
Buffalo at Pittsburgh7:00pmMSG-BUF
ATTSN-PIT
Montreal at NY Rangers7:00pmTSN2
MSG
Calgary at Philadelphia7:00pmSportsnet
NBCS-PHI
Nashville at Toronto7:00pmBally SPorts
TSn4
Ottawa at New Jersey7:00pmTSN5
MSG+
San Jose at Minnesota8:00pmNBCS-CA
Bally Sports
Arizona at St. Louis8:00pmBally Sports
Detroit at Dallas8:30pmESPN+
HULU
Carolina at Vegas10:00pmATTSN-RM
Bally Sports
Washington at Anaheim10:00pmNCBS-WSH
Bally Sports
SoccerTIME ETTV
World Cup Qualifying: Lebanon vs United Arab Emirates7:00amParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Vietnam vs Saudi Arabia7:00amParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Mozambique vs Malawi8:00amESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Egypt vs Gabon8:00amESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Libya vs Angola8:00amESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: China vs Australia10:00amParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Iraq vs Korea Republic10:00amParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Syria vs Iran11:00amParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Oman vs Japan11:00amParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Algeria vs Burkina Faso11:00amESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Nigeria vs Cape Verde Islands11:00amESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Liberia vs Central African Republic11:00amESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Morocco vs Guinea2:00pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Tunisia vs Zambia2:00pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Mauritania vs Equatorial Guinea2:00pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Cameroon vs Côte d’Ivoire2:00pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Netherlands vs Norway2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Bosnia and Herzegovina vs Ukraine2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Montenegro vs Turkey2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Czech Republic vs Estonia2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Wales vs Belgium2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Gibraltar vs Latvia2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Finland vs France2:45pmESPN+
World Cup Qualifying: Bolivia vs Uruguay3:00pmfuboTV
World Cup Qualifying: Venezuela vs Peru4:00pmfuboTV
Brasileirão: Athletico-PR vs Atlético Mineiro4:30pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Grêmio vs RB Bragantino4:30pmParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Jamaica vs USA5:00pmESPN2
Paramount+
World Cup Qualifying: Colombia vs Paraguay6:00pmfuboTV
World Cup Qualifying: Argentina vs Brazil6:30pmfuboTV
World Cup Qualifying: Chile vs Ecuador7:15pmfuboTV
World Cup Qualifying: Costa Rica vs Honduras8:05pmParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Panama vs El Salvador8:05pmParamount+
World Cup Qualifying: Canada vs Mexico9:05pmParamount+

TOP NATIONAL SPORTS NEWS AND RELEASES

49ERS WIN 1ST HOME GAME IN MORE THAN A YEAR, 31-10 OVER RAMS

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) After a nearly two-month stretch that featured one win and far too manydisappointments, the San Francisco 49ers were running out of time to establish an identity this season.

An opening 18-play touchdown drive against the rival Los Angeles Rams was a pretty good start.

Jimmy Garoppolo capped that long drive with the first of his two touchdown passes, Jimmie Ward returned one of his two first-quarter interceptions for another score and the 49ers beat the Rams 31-10 on Monday night for their first home win in more than a year.

“It got us into a rhythm for sure,” Garoppolo said. “That’s the way we want to do it. Just running the ball, converting on third down and then score at the end. I don’t want to say it took their soul away but it definitely did something.”

The Niners (4-5) had lost four of five games and were in danger of falling out of the playoff race before putting together a complete performance in their fifth straight win against the Rams (7-3).

Garoppolo threw TD passes to George Kittle and Deebo Samuel, Samuel also ran for a score and Ward delivered the big plays defensively to give San Francisco its second home win in the past two seasons. The other also came against the Rams on Oct. 18, 2020.

It all started on the ground, where coach Kyle Shanahan had set an audacious goal of 40 carries that the Niners exceeded with 44 runs for 156 yards.

“I almost regretted it because it’s tough to do,” Shanahan said. “I’m glad I set it. We came through with it. It’s a huge team goal.”

San Francisco had its most rushes in a regular-season game in nine years. The Niners used a similar formula two years ago when they made it to the Super Bowl.

Last week, San Francisco had 11 carries for 39 yards in a 31-17 loss to Arizona.

“If you want to establish any type of dominance, especially in the trenches, I think that is necessary,” left tackle Trent Williams said. “You got to run the ball and got to make your opponents respect it.”

The Niners sealed the game when Garoppolo connected on a 40-yard TD to Samuel on fourth-and-6 early in the fourth quarter that made it 31-7.

Garoppolo finished 15 for 19 for 182 yards and the two TDs.

The Rams lost for the second straight week with Matthew Stafford once again throwing two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown.

Los Angeles struggled to get into any rhythm offensively in the first game after receiver Robert Woods went down with a season-ending knee injury last week in practice.

“This was a humbling night for us as a team, and a great opportunity for us to be able to take a deep breath, step away, look at the things that we need to correct, particularly offensively over the last couple of weeks,” coach Sean McVay said.

Odell Beckham Jr. made his Los Angeles debut after signing last week but had only two catches for 18 yards.

Recently acquired edge rusher Von Miller also played for the first time with the Rams and had three tackles but didn’t put pressure on Garoppolo.

Stafford went 26 for 41 for 243 yards with one TD, two interceptions and nearly a third that K’Waun Williams trapped on his backside only to have it wiped off by a penalty.

PANTHERS HOPE NEWTON CAN PROVIDE SAME JOLT AS A STARTER

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Cam Newton proved he can provide the Carolina Panthers with a jolt off the bench playing in certain goal-line and short-yard packages.

Now it becomes a matter of can Newton be as productive as an every-down quarterback when the Panthers return home on Sunday to face his former head coach Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team. Newton is 7-16 in his last 23 starts, including eight straight losses as Carolina’s starter.

Panthers coach Matt Rhule hasn’t officially named a starting quarterback, but said Monday that Newton will get the majority of reps this week in practice.

“If he’s ready to start, great. If he’s not quite ready to do everything then P.J. Walker is available,” Rhule said Monday.

But Rhule made it clear after Carolina’s lopsided 34-10 win Sunday over the Arizona Cardinals, saying “We brought Cam here to play, there’s no doubt about that.”

Rhule said the Panthers’ plan with Newton is right on schedule. Newton didn’t sign with Carolina until Thursday night, so he had limited time to digest the playbook. He knew about 15 plays going into the game and Newton played 12% (9 of 75) of the offensive plays.

P.J. Walker started against Arizona, but even he knew his time as a starter would be brief.

“I understand what’s going on,” said Walker, 2-0 as an NFL starter. “I understand the game. I understand the business of it.”

Newton scored touchdowns the first two times he touched the ball against Arizona, first on a tackle-breaking 2-yard run and then on a 2-yard pass to Robby Anderson. He ran for 14 yards on three carries and was 3 of 4 passing for 8 yards.

“He pulled the trigger on the deep ball today, we threw the sprint out with him. He’ll have to get into it this week and learn more and more and more,” Rhule said.

When asked how much of the playbook he knew coming into the game, Newton replied “two touchdowns worth.”

If the season ended today, the Panthers (5-5) would be the NFC’s third wild- card team.

Newton is a big part of the team’s optimism moving forward.

“We’re .500 right now,” Newton said. “We lost games that, going back and watching film, that we should have won. It’s still keeping that microscope to the details and making sure every opportunity that we get, we maximize in a positive way.”

WHAT’S WORKING

The impact of a healthy Christian McCaffrey is beginning to be felt, as the versatile running back combined for 161 yards from scrimmage Sunday. McCaffrey’s mere presence in the backfield opens up so many things for his teammates as defenses are forced to account for him every play. The Panthers are doing a nice job of keeping running backs Chuba Hubbard and Ameer Abdullah in the mix to take some of the workload off McCaffrey and prevent another injury. McCaffrey played 59% of Carolina’s plays vs. Arizona. He appeared to be stretching out his hamstring in the fourth quarter, but Rhule said the 2019 All-Pro was not injured.

WHAT NEEDS HELP

Discipline. Despite the lopsided win, the Panthers continue to hurt themselves with penalties. Carolina was penalized nine times for 115 yards. The Panthers are now the most penalized team in the NFL with 74 through 10 weeks.

STOCK UP

Zane Gonzalez. The kicker has made 16 straight field goal attempts, including 4 for 4 on Sunday that included makes of 44, 48, 49 and 27 yards.

Haason Reddick. The outside linebacker continues to have an impressive season with 10 sacks. Reddick has five games this season with at least 1 1/2 sacks, tying a franchise record.

STOCK DOWN

Sam Darnold. The Panthers spent three draft picks on the former Jet and gave him every opportunity to become the team’s franchise quarterback, but it’s clear he wasn’t the right guy for the job. He’s expected to miss four to six weeks with a shoulder injury and could be done for the season. With Newton in the fold, there’s no reason to believe Darnold will ever be the team’s starter again.

The bad news for the Panthers is they’re stuck with a pretty expensive backup next season after picking up the fifth-year option on Darnold’s contract that will pay him $18.85 million in 2022.

INJURED

Carolina’s No. 2-ranked defense could get a boost this week if safety Juston Burris is able to return. He has been out since Week 3 with a groin injury. Burris had been set to return a few weeks ago, but suffered a setback.

KEY NUMBER(S)

11 – number of games with at least 10 receptions by McCaffrey in his career, the most of any running back in NFL history.

24 – Panthers’ margin of victory against Arizona, their largest since 2017 against the Dolphins.

NEXT STEPS

Carolina’s defense has been really good for most of the season and the next three weeks the team will face QBs Taylor Heinicke, Tua Tagovailoa and Matt Ryan. This is a chance for the Panthers to make some hay and position themselves for the playoffs before a brutal closing stretch that includes two games against Tampa Bay and one each against Buffalo and New Orleans.

WASHINGTON CONFIRMS CHASE YOUNG’S INJURY IS SEASON-ENDING

(AP) — Chase Young will not play the rest of this season after injuring his right leg.

Washington coach Ron Rivera confirmed the prognosis for Young on Monday in the wake of the reigning Defensive Rookie of the Year going down during the first half of an upset of defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay.

Rivera did not reveal whether Young tore the ACL in his right knee. Washington said Sunday that Young left the game with a knee injury.

The 2020 No. 2 pick finishes his second NFL season with 1 1/2 sacks. Rookie Shaka Toney is among the pass rushers who will fill in for Young at Carolina and the rest of the year.

The edge rusher got hurt Sunday while trying to get past left tackle Donovan Smith in order to pressure Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady. Young ended up on the grass, wincing and writhing around on the ground for a bit, all the while keeping his right leg straight.

After Young was checked by team trainers, a cart was driven out onto the field. But Young declined to get on and be driven off, instead motioning for teammate Brandon Scherff to give him a hand to help stand up.

Young then headed toward the locker room, draping his arms on the shoulders of two people for support while he limped off. He gave teammates a speech of encouragement at halftime and returned to the sideline on crutches later.

BROWNS’ MAYFIELD SLOWED BY KNEE BRUISE, QB’S LATEST INJURY

CLEVELAND (AP) Banged-up Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is day to day after bruising his right knee in Sunday’s blowout loss at New England – his latest injury.

Mayfield, who has been playing with a damaged left shoulder for several weeks, had to leave in the third quarter after being hit by blitzing Patriots linebacker Matthew Judon. Mayfield struggled to stand before being assessed in the sideline medical tent.

Browns backup quarterback Case Keenum replaced Mayfield and finished the game.

On Monday, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski didn’t provide much information on Mayfield other than to say he was “feeling good about where he is.”

Stefanski said the team’s medical staff has ruled out any structural damage for Mayfield.

The Browns (5-5) host the Detroit Lions (0-8-1) this week, and Stefanski was asked if it might be beneficial for Mayfield to sit out and rest.

“He’s fighting through it,” Stefanski said. “We’ll always make smart decisions with our players with consultation with the medical staff, with the player. But he’s fighting through it.”

Mayfield went 11 of 21 for just 73 yards with a touchdown and interception against the Patriots before getting hurt. In addition to having a torn labrum and fracture in his non-throwing shoulder, Mayfield has also been dealing with a sore left foot.

The Browns absorbed several injuries in Sunday’s 45-7 loss, the most severe to cornerback Troy Hill, who suffered a neck sprain and was briefly hospitalized. Hill was released and flew back from Boston to Cleveland on Monday.

Hill was injured with about four minutes left when he tried to tackle receiver Jakobi Meyers, who broke free and scored on an 11-yard catch. Hill’s facemask was removed from his helmet, he was immobilized and carried off the field on a backboard before being taken to a hospital.

The Browns said he always had movement in his extremities.

“I don’t know what exactly happened, but any time you get carted off on a stretcher, you just want to keep that guy in your prayers,” said safety John Johnson III, who played with Hill in Los Angeles before signing with Cleveland during the offseason. “He’s a great player, a great teammate, so I just hope he gets better.”

The 30-year-old Hill has been one of the few bright spots on Cleveland’s inconsistent defense. He had two sacks in the Browns’ 41-16 win over Cincinnati on Nov. 7.

Stefanski said rookie wide receiver Anthony Schwartz and cornerback A.J. Green remain in concussion protocol after getting hurt Sunday. Stefanski did not have an update on star running back Nick Chubb, who remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

BIG 10 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Garrett Wilson, Ohio State
WR – Jr. – Austin, Texas – Lake Travis (Texas)

  • Scored four offensive touchdowns in Ohio State’s 59-31 win over No. 19 Purdue. Caught 10 passes for 126 yards (12.6 avg.) and a career-high three touchdowns
  • Also scored his first career rushing touchdown on a 51-yard run in the second quarter
  • Became the first Ohio State wide receiver to notch four touchdowns in a game since Noah Brown against Oklahoma in 2016. Registered the first four-touchdown game by a Buckeye since J.K. Dobbins vs. Michigan in 2019
  • Is one of just two players in the Big Ten to score four or more touchdowns in a single game in 2021, joining Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III (five touchdowns vs. Michigan on Oct. 30 and four touchdowns at Northwestern on Sept. 3)
  • Earns the first Offensive Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Ohio State Offensive Player of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Oct. 11, 2021)

 
Co-Offensive Player of the Week
Braelon Allen, Wisconsin
RB – Fr. – Fond du Lac, Wis. – Fond du Lac

  • Started the first game of his career and carried 25 times for a career-high 173 yards (6.9 avg.) and a career-high three touchdowns to help the Badgers defeat Northwestern 35-7. Became the first Badger to record three rushing touchdowns in a game since Jonathan Taylor scored four vs. Kent State on Oct. 5, 2019
  • Eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark for the sixth consecutive game, marking the longest streak by a Badger since Jonathan Taylor opened the 2018 season with seven straight 100-yard games
  • Ranks fifth among all FBS freshmen running backs in rushing yards (834), while ranking third in yard per carry (7.06) and sixth in rushing touchdowns (nine)
  • Is the first Wisconsin freshman to register six 100-yard rushing games in a season since Anthony Davis in 2001
  • Earns his first career Offensive Player of the Week honor; has also been named Freshman of the Week twice this season
  • Last Wisconsin Offensive Player of the Week: Graham Mertz (Oct. 26, 2020)

 
Defensive Player of the Week
Aidan Hutchinson, Michigan
DE – Sr. – Plymouth, Mich. – Divine Child (Mich.)

  • Compiled seven tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss, and a career-high three sacks in Michigan’s 21-17 win at Penn State. Also notched his second forced fumble of the season
  • Is now tied with teammate David Ojabo for the most sacks in the Big Ten this season (10.0). Hutchinson and Ojabo are the first pair of Michigan teammates in program history to record 10-plus sacks in the same season. The duo is the only pair of teammates in the FBS to each record more than 10 sacks in 2021
  • Becomes one of just four Wolverines to record at least three sacks in a game since 2000 and the first to do so since Josh Uche notched five sacks at Illinois on Oct. 12, 2019
  • Earns the second Defensive Player of the Week honor of his career and first since Oct. 7, 2019
  • Last Michigan Defensive Player of the Week: Brad Hawkins (Oct. 11, 2021)

Special Teams Player of the Week
Jordan Stout, Penn State
K/P – Sr. – Cedar Bluff, Va. – Honaker (Va.)

  • Tied a career high with three field goals vs. No. 6 Michigan, including kicks from 52, 42 and 31 yards. Now ranks second in Penn State history with five field goals of more than 50 yards, trailing only Chris Bahr’s six
  • Punted four times for 204 yards (51.0 avg.), landing all four of his attempts inside the 20, including two inside the 10. Hit two 50-plus yard punts and dropped a 49-yard punt at the Michigan 1
  • Also completed an 18-yard pass on a fake punt, marking the first completion by a Penn State punter since Chris Clauss completed a 6-yard pass vs. Maryland on Nov. 7, 1987
  • Earns the third Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career and his second of the season
  • Last Penn State Special Teams Player of the Week: Jordan Stout (Oct. 4, 2021)

 
Freshman of the Week
C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
QB – Empire, Calif. – Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.)

  • Completed 31 of 38 passes (.816 pct.) for 361 yards and a career-high-tying five touchdowns in Ohio State’s 59-31 win over No. 19 Purdue. Marks his sixth 300-yard passing performance of the season
  • His 31 completions are tied for the sixth most in a single game in Ohio State history and his five touchdown passes are tied for the seventh most in program history
  • Is the only quarterback in the Big Ten to throw for five touchdowns in a game this season and has now done so three times (vs. Purdue, vs. Maryland and at Rutgers)
  • Ranks fifth in the FBS this season in passing efficiency (179.4)
  • Earns the sixth Freshman of the Week honor of his career; was also named Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 11
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Oct. 25, 2021)

MAC FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Brett Gabbert, Miami, QB    
Sophomore, St. Louis, Mo.   
Gabbert completed 21-of-28 passes for 351 yards and four touchdowns in a 45-18 win over Buffalo. The sophomore completed passes to seven different receivers and four different RedHawks scored receiving touchdowns. Gabbert has now thrown for 843 yards in his last two games, the most ever by a RedHawk in a two-game span.
 
MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Kam Butler, Miami, DE         
Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio
Butler recorded six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in Miami’s 45-18 win over Buffalo. Butler’s turnover resulted in a Miami touchdown and the RedHawks defense as a unit held the Bulls to just 119 yards on 38 carries.
 
MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
Michael Mathison, Akron, WR/KR   
Sophomore, Covington, Ga. 
Mathison put together a career game versus Western Michigan rolling up a career-high 273 all-purpose yards, including a career-best 161 yards on kickoff returns, with a 94-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. Mathison returned four kicks for 161 yards, highlighted by the first kickoff return for a TD for a Zip since Dashan Miller raced 98 yards against Syracuse on Oct. 24, 2009. His kickoff return brought Akron within three, 17-14, in the second quarter. Offensively, Mathison registered his third 100-yard receiving game of the season, equaling a career-high eight receptions en route to collecting 112 yards through the air.
 
MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Lew Nichols III , Central Michigan, Running Back    
R-Freshman, Detroit, Mich. / Cass Technical           
Nichols had an unbelievable game against Kent State, carrying the ball 43 times for 215 yards and four touchdowns. He is the first CMU player to rush for more than 200 yards since Thomas Rawls versus NIU in 2014 and the first with four rushing scores since Jonathan Ward at Ball State in 2019. The 43 carries is tied for the fourth most in program history. Nichols also had four catches for 33 yards.
 
MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Jamal Hines, Toledo, OLB     
Junior, Cincinnati, Ohio (Princeton) 
Hines matched his career highs with 3.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks among his seven tackles in Toledo’s 49-17 win over BGSU.
 
MAC West Division Co-Special Teams Players of the Week
Chad Ryland, Eastern Michigan, Kicker        
Junior, Lebanon, Pa. (Cedar Crest)   
Ryland continues to prove he is one of the best assets in the conference. Ryland was 2-for-2 on FG attempts against Ohio, Nov. 9, an effort which included his program-record-tying 55-yarder. After starting the season just 3-for-6, the Lebanon, Pa. native has hit his stride, knocking in his last eight attempts and 10 of his last 11 overall. Ryland is now 11-for-14 on the season. He is 11th in the MAC in terms of points responsible for, with 76 on the season, while his 7.6 points per game average are fifth in the league. Ryland needs just 19 points to surpass Andrew Wellock (2003-06) for the most career points in EMU history at 299. He currently ranks 21st among active kickers in the FBS with 48 field goals made while coming in 34th in PAT percentage at 97.2.
 
John Richardson, Northern Illinois, Kicker   
Sophomore, Orland Park, Ill. (Brother Rice)
Richardson made his second game-winning field goal of the season with a 32-yard kick on the final play of the game to beat Ball State 30-29. Richardson was 3-for-3 on field goals in the game with a pair of 38-yard efforts. He totaled 12 points in the game. Richardson also handled seven kickoffs, averaging 53.1 yards per kickoff with a pair of touchbacks.

STAR TEXAS RB BIJAN ROBINSON OUT FOR YEAR WITH ELBOW INJURY

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Star Texas running back Bijan Robinson will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his elbow in the Longhorns’ loss to Kansas, coach Steve Sarkisian said Monday.

Robinson’s 1,127 yards rushing this season rank third in the Big 12 and made him the first Texas running back to hit the 1,000-yard mark since 2016. He also had 11 rushing touchdowns, and five more receiving.

Robinson was injured in the third quarter of the 57-56 overtime loss that sent Texas to its fifth consecutive defeat, the program’s longest skid since 1956.

Texas (4-6, 2-5 Big 12) plays Saturday at West Virginia and at home Nov. 27 against Kansas State, and must win both to be eligible for a bowl game. Texas hasn’t had a losing season or missed a bowl game since 2016.

BIG 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Player of the Week
Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana
F – Jr. – 6-9 – Greenwood, Ind. – Center Grove – Major: Sports Marketing

  • Averaged 20.0 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.0 blocks and shot 65.2 percent from the field in wins over Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois
  • Recorded 21 points, 14 boards and three blocks while shooting 9-of-14 from the floor against Eastern Michigan
  • Added 17 points, seven rebounds and seven blocked shots against Northern Illinois, tying for the fourth-most blocks in a game by an Indiana player
  • Earns the third Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Indiana Player of the Week: Trayce Jackson-Davis (Jan. 11, 2021)

Freshman of the Week
Bryce McGowens, Nebraska
G – 6-7 – Pendleton, S.C. – Legacy Early College – Major: Communication Studies

  • Averaged a conference-leading 27.0 points on 51.6 percent shooting along with 5.5 rebounds last week
  • Set a school record for most points by a freshman in a debut with 25 points and six rebounds against Western Illinois
  • Fell one point short of Nebraska’s single-game freshman mark with 29 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 4-of-7 from 3-point range, in the win over Sam Houston
  • Became the second Husker freshman to score at least 25 points multiple times in a season and the first since Dave Hoppen in 1982-83
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Nebraska Freshman of the Week: Glynn Watson Jr. (Feb. 15, 2016)

BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: INDIANA AND MICHIGAN STATE EARN BIG TEN WEEKLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AWARDS

Player of the Week
Mackenzie Holmes, Indiana
Jr. – F – Gorham, Maine – Gorham – Major: Human Development & Family Studies
• Averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game with a .640 field-goal percentage last week in pacing the Hoosiers to wins over Butler and No. 13 Kentucky
• Poured in a career-high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting and added seven rebounds and two steals in Sunday’s nationally-televised top-15 win over UK
• Opened the season with 11 points and eight rebounds in the Nov. 9 victory at Butler
• Earns her second career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Indiana Player of the Week: Mackenzie Holmes (March 7, 2021)
 
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Caitlin Clark, So., G, IOWA: Registered 23.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in Iowa’s three wins last week, including a double-double in Sunday’s victory at Northern Iowa
Angel Reese, So., F, MD: Posted 18.7 points and 11.0 rebounds per game with two double-doubles last week as Maryland opened with three convincing wins
Naz Hillmon, Sr., F, MICH: Recorded 24.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game with a .656 field-goal percentage last week, including 30 points and 15 rebounds in a Nov. 9 win over IUPUI
 
Freshman of the Week
DeeDee Hagemann, Michigan State
G – Detroit, Mich. – Detroit Edison Public School Academy – Major: Advertisement Management
• Averaged 10.5 points, 6.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game last week to help the Spartans tip off their season with wins over Morehead State and Niagara
• Tallied 10 points, five rebounds and five assists in her college debut on Nov 9 against Morehead State
• Added 11 points, a game-high seven assists, four rebounds and three steals in Sunday’s victory over Niagara
• Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Michigan State Freshman of the Week: Nia Clouden (Dec. 31, 2018)

GONZAGA, UCLA, KANSAS TOP AP TOP 25; MICHIGAN UP TO NO. 4

(AP) — Gonzaga, UCLA and Kansas held the top three spots in The Associated Press’ first Top 25 rankings of the regular season while Michigan climbed two spots to No. 4.

The Bulldogs received 55 first-place votes from a 61-person media panel in the poll released Monday after a win over Texas. The No. 2 Bruins had six first-place votes after beating Villanova and the Jayhawks were third following a win over Michigan State.

Villanova dropped a spot to No. 5. Purdue, Duke, Texas, reigning national champion Baylor and Illinois rounded out the top 10.

Gonzaga was the runaway No. 1 in the preseason AP Top 25 following last season’s run to the national championship game. The Zags returned key players from that team, including preseason All-American Drew Timme, and filled in the holes in their roster with skilled freshmen and transfers.

Gonzaga (2-0) expectedly rolled over Dixie State in its opener and then had an early statement game, jumping on then-No. 5 Texas early on the way to a convincing win Saturday night. Timme was the catalyst, finishing with a career-high 37 points.

UCLA faced its own early test Friday night when it hosted then-No. 4 Villanova. The Bruins were sluggish early without forward Cody Riley due to a sprained left knee, but rallied from a 10-point deficit to win 86-77 at a raucous Pauley Pavilion.

Kansas (2-0) played Michigan State in a doubleheader with Kentucky and Duke at Madison Square Garden to open the season. The Jayhawks were sharp, winning 87-74 behind Ochai Agbaji’s career-high 29 points. Agbaji, who considered leaving Lawrence for the NBA, added 25 points in a lopsided win over Tarleton State.

“(I came back) for this. Be on this stage, be in this moment,” Agbaji said.

CONFERENCE CALL

SEC – 6 (Nos. 13, 14, 16, 17, 21, 24)

Big 10 – 5 (Nos. 4, 6, 10, 19, 20)

Big 12 — 3 (Nos. 3, 8, 9)

Pac-12 — 3 (Nos. 2, 12, 25)

ACC – 2 (Nos. 7, 18)

Big East – 2 (Nos. 5, 23)

American Athletic — 2 (Nos. 11, 15)

West Coast — 1 (No. 1)

Atlantic 10 — 1 (No. 22)

UP AND DOWN

With only one week’s worth of games, there were no major moves up or down the first regular-season poll. Texas lost three spots, as did No. 13 Kentucky following its 79-71 loss to No. 7 Duke, which moved up two spots. No other teams still in the poll lost or gained more than two places.

IN AND OUT

Florida moved into the poll at No. 24 after beating Elon and routing Florida State. Southern California moved in at No. 25 following wins over Cal State Northridge and Temple.

Florida State plummeted out from No. 20 after a 16-point loss to Florida and a win over Penn. Virginia’s 66-58 loss to Navy knocked the Cavaliers out from No. 25.

DEROZAN, LAVINE LEAD BULLS’ 121-103 ROUT OF LA; DAVIS TOSSED

LOS ANGELES (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 38 points and Zach LaVine had added 26 in the Chicago Bulls’ 121-103 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Monday night.

Lonzo Ball had a season-high 27 points, eight assists and seven rebounds against his former team as the promising Bulls rolled to their fourth win in five games, following up their win over the Clippers on Sunday night by sweeping back-to-back games at Staples Center. Chicago also snapped an eight-game skid against the Lakers dating to November 2016 while going to 10-4 in a promising start to the season.

“I think we are one of the top teams in the NBA,” Ball said. “We’ve still got a lot to improve on and a long way to go, but I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

DeRozan and LaVine combined for 39 points in the first half at Staples Center, hitting seven 3-pointers in a dynamic two-man display. DeRozan kept it up after halftime, following up his 35-point effort against the Clippers with another dominant night on his hometown floor.

“Every night you’ve got to find some type of extra motivation,” said DeRozan, a Compton native. “We’ve got a couple of guys that played here, (others who are) from here. Just having that extra juice, that energy to go out there and compete, is always beneficial.”

DeRozan and the Lakers flirted with each other in free agency during the summer, but the Lakers eventually went with Russell Westbrook over DeRozan, his fellow Los Angeles-area native.

Anthony Davis had 20 points and six rebounds before getting ejected by referee Scott Wall with 2:20 left in the third quarter. The Lakers already were well on their way to their fourth loss in the last seven games without LeBron James, who is out with an abdominal strain.

“Coming out with (James) out, you always know you’ve got to play hard and make up the slack for a big piece of our team,” said Talen Horton-Tucker, who had a career-high 28 points against his hometown team. “We’ve all got to bring our games up to another level.”

Westbrook got 19 of his 25 points in the first half for the Lakers, who wrapped up a five-game, eight-day homestand with three narrow wins and two embarrassing defeats.

Three days after Minnesota routed the Lakers with a dominant third quarter, Chicago went ahead by 25 in the third while scoring 37 points.

TATUM SCORES 23, CELTICS BEAT CAVALIERS 98-92 TO SPLIT SET

CLEVELAND (AP) Jayson Tatum scored 23 points and Dennis Schroder had six points in the final 76 seconds as the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 98-92 on Monday night, splitting their two-game set at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse.

Al Horford had 17 points and nine rebounds, and Schroder and Marcus Smart each scored 14 as Boston (7-7) won for the third time in four games. Tatum also had eight rebounds, five assists and two blocks.

On Saturday, Darius Garland made two free throws with 9.4 seconds left as Cleveland rallied from a 19-point deficit in a 91-89 win over Boston. Both teams played their third game in four nights.

“That last game didn’t leave a good taste, so we wanted to get back to our winning ways,” Tatum said. “You’ve got to find a way, whatever it takes, and we competed and had good communication. I think we’re all starting to get on the same page.”

Ricky Rubio scored 26 of his 28 points in the second half, Cedi Osman had 26 points and five assists off the bench, and Darius Garland scored 17 for the Cavaliers (9-6), who have won six of eight.

Cleveland rookie Evan Mobley missed all 11 of his field goal attempts and finished with one point, nine rebounds and five assists before heading into the locker room early in the fourth quarter with a sprained right elbow.

“Evan got tangled up a little bit,” Cavaliers coach J.B. Bickerstaff said.

The Cavaliers appeared to take a 90-88 lead with 1:51 left, but Denzel Valentine’s back foot was out of bounds on a 3-pointer. Schroder made back-to-back baskets to extend Boston’s advantage to 94-89, then tacked on two free throws to close out the scoring.

“We stayed pretty calm throughout, and that starts with Jayson because we just kind of follow him,” Horford said.

Mobley, the third overall draft selection from USC, started at center for the first time after top rebounder Jarrett Allen fell ill before the game. Leading scorer Collin Sexton is out indefinitely with torn cartilage in his left knee.

“If you want to make excuses all night, that’s fine, but we can’t be complaining that this guy is out or that guy is missing,” Rubio said. “Everybody goes through a lot in this league, so it’s about taking care of your teammates.”

Tatum scored 10 points in the third as Boston went ahead for the first time and held a 65-64 advantage. Rubio had 14 points in the period, which featured five lead changes and seven ties.

The Cavaliers went ahead by 11 in the first and second quarters before carrying a 39-37 lead into the break. Celtics center Robert Williams III grabbed six boards before exiting with a sore left knee.

“I think we’ve been through every late-game situation so far,” Boston coach Ime Udoka said. “It’s good that we pulled away at the end.”

Former Celtics cult hero Tacko Fall logged his first meaningful time with the Cavaliers, grabbing two rebounds in eight uneventful minutes.

YOUNG, COLLINS EACH SCORE 23 AS HAWKS BEAT MAGIC 129-111

ATLANTA (AP) Trae Young and John Collins each scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Orlando Magic 129-111 on Monday night for their second straight win.

Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 16 rebounds and Bogdan Bogdanovich added 20 points for Atlanta, which snapped a six-game skid with a 20-point win over defending NBA champion Milwaukee on Sunday.

“Tonight we were obviously a little gassed early on in the game, and they were making shots,” Young said. “I don’t think there was a dead ball for the first 6 1/2 minutes. We were just tired, but then we were able to catch our wind and get back to playing. We played hard and fast.”

Cole Anthony had 27 points and 11 assists for the Magic, who have dropped three straight and five of six.

Lou Williams hit a layup to push the lead back to double digits with 9:26 left in the game, and the Magic, trailing by 11, called timeout. It didn’t help. Capela immediately stole the ball from Franz Wagner, and the Hawks went up 14 on Delon Wright’s 3.

The Magic didn’t pull under double digits the rest of the way.

“We talk about shots are going to be made and missed, but we have to hang our hat on the defensive end – 129 is not what we’re looking for,” Orlando coach Jamahl Mosley said. “We want to make sure we sit down and guard, physically keep them off the glass. They had a couple of 50-50 balls they came up with. Again, that cost us some open 3s, so we’ve just to come up with those balls.”

Orlando led through most of the first half, but Atlanta was up by nine midway through the third on Young’s 28-footer, and a right corner 3 by Bogdanovich made it 74-62.

Collins fed Clint Capela for a dunk that gave the Hawks a 78-66 lead, but Atlanta called timeout after the Magic trimmed it to seven on Terrence Ross’ 3. It wasn’t long before the Hawks went back up by double digits on Young’s runner.

Wendell Carter Jr. had 10 points in the first seven minutes of the game as the Magic led 31-30 at the end of the first on 10 second-chance points. Carter’s straightaway 3 early in the second made it 39-34 Orlando, but Bogdanovich answered with a 3 that made it 39-all.

Orlando entered with the Eastern Conference’s worst record at 3-10, but the Magic played a spirited first half, going up 50-46 on Anthony’s runner in the lane and 56-54 on a step-back jumper from Anthony with 1:22 remaining.

Bogdanovich hit a left corner 3 and broke into a big smile in the final minute to help the Hawks lead 60-56 at intermission. Atlanta never trailed in the second half.

“Coming off a West Coast trip like we did, only having 24 hours and we play a game and not only a game but a back-to-back game, this was a tough game,” Hawks coach Nate McMillan said. “We played with a lot of energy last night against Milwaukee and to have to play against a scrappy Orlando team. It was a gut check.

“I thought our guys stayed with it. We could tell they were running with heavy legs really in that first half.”

AP SOURCE: RODRÍGUEZ, TIGERS REACH $77M, FIVE-YEAR CONTRACT

(AP) — Pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez and the Detroit Tigers agreed to a $77 million, five-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press, putting the left-hander on track to become the first of the 188 major league free agents to switch teams.

The agreement is subject to a successful physical, according to person who spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal, first reported by The Athletic and MLB.com, was contingent on the medical tests.

Rodriguez, 28, whose fastball averages 93 mph, would join a Detroit rotation projected to include Casey Mize and Tarik Skubal on a team that finished third in the AL Central at 77-85, 16 games behind the first-place Chicago White Sox. Rodriguez utilizes five pitches, also throwing a cutter, sinker, slider and changeup.

He was 13-8 with a 4.74 ERA in 31 starts and one relief appearance for the Boston Red Sox this year, striking out 185 and walking 47 in 157 2/3 innings. He was signed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract.

Rodriguez was 1-1 in three postseason starts, losing to Tampa Bay in the Division Series opener, getting a no-decision in Game 4 and beating Houston in Game 3 of the AL Championship Series.

Rodriguez missed the pandemic-shortened 2020 season because of myocarditis, heart inflammation caused by COVID-19.

He is 64-39 with a 4.16 ERA in six major league seasons, all with the Red Sox.

Boston made him an $18.4 million qualifying offer and would receive an additional pick in next year’s amateur draft if the deal with the Tigers is finalized.

Negotiations for most free agents are expected to move slowly ahead of a lockout that is expected to start Dec. 2, after the expiration of baseball’s collective bargaining agreement.

RAYS OF AROZARENA, REDS 2B INDIA EARN ROOKIE OF YEAR HONORS

(AP) — It didn’t feel like Randy Arozarena was a rookie this season.

Tampa Bay’s speedy and powerful outfielder certainly didn’t play like one, either.

Arozarena won AL Rookie of the Year honors with a superb follow-up to his 2020 postseason heroics while Cincinnati Reds second baseman Jonathan India earned NL Rookie of the Year on Monday night.

The standout years for Arozarena and India highlight the changing profile of a good MLB leadoff hitter. Both players have speed and a good eye, but also considerable power. It’s the first time since 1953 that the rookie of the year winners were both primarily leadoff hitters. That season, Detroit’s Harvey Kuenn and Brooklyn’s Jim Gilliam won.

If it didn’t seem like this wasn’t Arozarena’s first year, there’s a reason. The 26-year-old Cuban provided a stunning lift for the Rays during the 2020 postseason with 10 homers in 18 games during their run to the World Series.

But Arozarena didn’t play enough during the 2020 regular season to lose his rookie status so he was eligible for the award this year. He followed up his postseason breakout with an excellent season in 2021, finishing with a .274 average, 32 doubles, 20 homers, 20 stolen bases and 69 RBIs while adding excellent defense, helping the Rays return to the postseason.

“I know I was favored to be the rookie of the year,” Arozarena said through a translator. “But for me, my mind wasn’t set on the award or winning the award. My mind and my goal was to have another good season and continue what I had done the year before.”

Arozarena earned 22 of 30 first-place votes in balloting by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, beating out Houston right-hander Luis Garcia and Tampa Bay infielder Wander Franco.

Arozarena is Tampa Bay’s first rookie of the year since outfielder Wil Myers in 2013.

Five AL players received at least one first-place vote in this year’s tally, including Garcia, Franco, Texas outfielder Adolis Garcia and Cleveland pitcher Emmanuel Clase. Garcia hit 31 homers this season while Clase had a 1.29 ERA in Cleveland’s bullpen.

The 20-year-old Franco has the label as one of MLB’s future stars and his performance in 2021 did nothing to discourage that billing. The infielder hit .288 with seven homers and 39 homers while playing less than half the season.

The 24-year-old Garcia was instrumental in the Astros’ run to the World Series this season. He had an 11-8 record with a 3.48 ERA and struck out 167 batters over 155 1/3 innings.

India won the NL award eight months after earning the team’s second base job during spring training and never letting it go during a stellar first season.

The 24-year-old India received 29 of 30 first-place votes, beating out Miami left-handed pitcher Trevor Rogers and St. Louis outfielder Dylan Carlson. Rogers got one first-place vote. India said it’s been an amazing journey from spring training, where he was a longshot to even make the regular-season roster.

“I didn’t really have a role on the team, I was just there to fill in for some guys who weren’t playing,” India said. “I kind of took it personal. I just wanted to be a big leaguer this season and I made it a point to put my head down and grind.”

India was the No. 5 overall pick in the 2018 draft and played third base in college at Florida, but he’s found a home at second base in the big leagues and become a cornerstone for the Reds’ future. His quick impact in the big leagues was somewhat surprising considering he had just 111 at-bats above Single-A before 2021.

He was the Reds’ first rookie of the year winner since pitcher Scott Williamson in 1999.

The 6-foot, 200-pound India was an all-around threat – particularly during the second half of the season – often batting leadoff and finishing with a .269 average, 34 doubles, 21 homers, 69 RBIs and 12 stolen bases. He also showed good discipline in the batter’s box, coaxing 71 walks to finish with a .376 on-base percentage, and scored 98 runs.

The 23-year-old Rogers finished second. He was chosen as an All-Star during an excellent season that included a 7-8 record and 2.64 ERA over 25 starts. The hard-throwing lefty struck out 155 batters over 133 innings.

Carlson was part of a young, talented outfield for a Cardinals team that made a late-season charge to the playoffs. Playing as a 22-year-old, he batted .266 with 18 homers and provided solid defense in all three outfield spots.

BIG 10 VOLLEYBALL: NEBRASKA, PENN STATE AND PURDUE CAPTURE BIG TEN WEEKLY VOLLEYBALL AWARDS

Player of the Week
Caitlyn Newton, Purdue
Grad. – OH – Terre Haute, Ind. – Terre Haute – Major: Public Health
• Averaged 4.75 kills, 1.9 digs, 0.9 blocks and 0.8 service aces per set last week to help Purdue to road wins at No. 4 Wisconsin (ending the Badgers’ school-record 30-match home winning streak) and No. 8 Minnesota (the Boilermakers’ first win in Minneapolis since 1998)
• Had 19 kills in both matches, adding a career-high six block assists at Wisconsin and a season-high five aces at Minnesota
• Three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree (2018, 2019, 2020)
• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
• Last Purdue Player of the Week: Grace Cleveland (March 29, 2021)
 
Defensive Player of the Week
Lexi Rodriguez, Nebraska
Fr. – L – Sterling, Ill. – Sterling – Major: Undeclared
• Recorded 6.29 digs per set last week in Nebraska’s conference wins over Maryland and Indiana
• Tallied a match-high 22 digs in both contests, while also contributing a season-high three aces in Sunday’s victory at Indiana
• Receives the second Defensive Player of the Week award of her career
• Last Nebraska Defensive Player of the Week: Lexi Rodriguez (Oct. 25, 2021)
 
Setter of the Week
Gabby Blossom, Penn State
Sr. – S – St. Louis, Mo. – St. Joseph’s Academy – Major: Psychology
• Registered 13.50 assists and 3.13 digs per set in pacing Penn State to victories over Michigan and Michigan State last week
• Picked up her 14th double-double of the season in a Nov. 13 win against MSU, finishing with 53 assists and 18 digs
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection (2019, 2020)
• Collects her seventh career Setter of the Week plaudit (tying for fifth-most in conference history with Wisconsin’s Lauren Carlini from 2013-16) and fourth this season
• Last Penn State Setter of the Week: Gabby Blossom (Nov. 8, 2021)
 
Freshman of the Week
Raven Colvin, Purdue
MB – Indianapolis, Ind. – Heritage Christian – Major: Accounting
• Averaged 1.5 kills and 1.33 blocks per set with a .316 hitting percentage last week in Purdue’s road wins at No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 8 Minnesota
• Recorded seven kills and six blocks in Sunday’s win at Minnesota
• Helped hold both top-10 opponents to a combined .146 hitting percentage for the weekend
• Garners her second career Freshman of the Week award
• Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Raven Colvin (Nov. 1, 2021)

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KNICKS LIMIT PACERS TO 2 BASKETS IN 4TH QUARTER, WIN 92-84

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Knicks were clearly not going to shoot their way out of their slump.

With most of their starters struggling, it was going to have to be done with defense – just the way they like it.

“This is how we win games,” All-Star forward Julius Randle said.

Immanuel Quickley came off the bench to score 16 points, and the Knicks limited the Indiana Pacers to two baskets in the fourth quarter to rally for a 92-84 victory on Monday night.

Kemba Walker also had 16 points for the Knicks, but he didn’t play in the fourth when the reserves and especially the defense won it for New York. Derrick Rose, Walker’s backup, added 14 points.

The Knicks ended a three-game home losing streak and a two-game skid overall by outscoring the Pacers 23-10 in the final 12 minutes.

“It’s kind of like ’90s-style basketball. You’ve got to go out there and fight,” veteran center Taj Gibson said. “It’s kind of like a playoff game the way we were playing tonight.”

Indiana shot 2 for 20 in the fourth period.

Malcolm Brogdon had 22 points, eight rebounds and seven assists for the Pacers, who had won two in a row. Domantas Sabonis added 21 points and 15 rebounds, while Caris LeVert scored 17.

The Knicks trailed 74-69 after three quarters before Quickley tied it with the first five points of the fourth. Indiana went back up 82-79 before the Knicks surged ahead with an 8-0 run, with Quickley making a 3-pointer before Rose followed with a basket and an assist on RJ Barrett’s dunk.

The Pacers didn’t have another basket after Brogdon scored with 7:06 to play.

“Their aggression made it tough on us. I think we had some good looks that didn’t go down and we had others that were not good and we were up against the shot clock a couple times,” Pacers coach Rick Carlisle said. “And this place can turn into a frenzied place, so we’ve just got to do a better job of executing.”

The Pacers beat the Knicks 111-98 on Nov. 3 behind 25 points from Myles Turner, who made a career-best seven 3-pointers. He had just three points Monday.

Indiana played without rookie Chris Duarte, who had started every game, because of a right shoulder injury.

When Walker checked out for the first time midway through the first quarter, he was 4 for 5 and the rest of the Knicks were 0 for 8. The Pacers led 20-16 after the teams combined to miss 17 of 18 3-point attempts.

Both squads heated up in the second, with the Knicks hitting 54% of their shots and the Pacers taking a 49-48 edge to halftime after closing 3-pointers by Brogdon and Sabonis.

Walker’s basket gave the Knicks a 52-51 lead early in the third before the Pacers ran off 13 straight points, opening a 64-52 advantage on Turner’s 3-pointer with 7:50 remaining in the period.

INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER: INDIANA EARNS EIGHTH STRAIGHT NATIONAL SEED

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The NCAA announced its 48-team field for the 2021 NCAA Men’s Soccer Championship Monday (Nov. 15) during its selection show, with Indiana men’s soccer earning a national seed.

The No. 15 overall seed, Indiana receives a first round bye and will host the winner of Louisville and Bowling Green Sunday (Nov. 21) in the second round of action. Kickoff time is TBA.

Indiana is the only program to earn a national seed in each of the last eight seasons. IU’s 2021 tournament berth marks its NCAA-record 35th consecutive appearance and 46th overall in program history.

Since the NCAA began its current seeding format in 2003, the Hoosiers have earned a top-16 seed in 17 of the 19 tournaments. IU has appeared in 20 College Cups, which leads all Division I teams, and won its eighth national title in 2012.

Indiana enters the NCAA Tournament with a 14-5-1 record. The Hoosiers finished No. 3 in the Big Ten with a 5-3-0 record and as the runners-up in the conference tournament. Late in the season, IU shut out seven straight opponents, the second-longest single-season streak in program history. Altogether, the Hoosiers have recorded 12 clean sheets.

The regular season was punctuated by a laundry list of awards. Eight IU student-athletes earned a league-best-tying 10 Big Ten postseason awards. Junior Roman Celentano became the first-ever two-time Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, earning the title in back-to-back seasons. His defensive mate redshirt junior Daniel Munie was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, the fourth Hoosier to receive the honor in the last five seasons.

The tournament will conclude with the NCAA College Cup in Cary, North Carolina, December 10-12, with the semifinal and championship rounds.

INDIANA MEN’S BASKETBALL: JACKSON-DAVIS NAMED BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Indiana All-American forward Trayce Jackson-Davis has been named Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the Week after averaging 20 points, 10.5 rebounds and five blocked shots in leading the Hoosiers to wins over Eastern Michigan and Northern Illinois to start the season. The Greenwood, Ind., native and Center Grove High School graduate shot 65.2% from the floor making 15-of 23-field goal attempts.

It is the third time in his career that he has earned the distinction from the league.

He had 21 points, 14 rebounds and three blocked shots against EMU and posted his 23rd career double-double. IU improved to 18-5 in those games. Against NIU, he scored 19 points, 17 in the first half, and notched seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocked shots, tied for the fourth best effort in school history at Indiana.

He is 11 points away from becoming the 54th player in school-history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark at Indiana.

The Hoosiers will host St. John’s on Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall as part of the Gavitt Games, which is a matchup between the Big Ten and Big East conferences. IU will also host Louisiana at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, November 21.

INDIANA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: MACKENZIE HOLMES NAMED BIG TEN PLAYER OF THE WEEK

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Indiana junior forward Mackenzie Holmes has been named the Big Ten Player of the Week, announced by the league on Monday. This marks Holmes second career player of the week honor as she earned the last weekly award during the 2020-21 season (March 7, 2021).

Holmes helped the Hoosiers to a 2-0 start with wins at Butler and over No. 13 Kentucky. During the two-game stretch, Holmes went 64.0 percent from the field and averaged 20.0 points per game. She also shot 66.7 percent from the arc (2-for-3) and went a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line.

In the season opener against the Bulldogs, the Gorham, Maine native shot 50 percent from the floor to score 11 points and added eight rebounds, two steals and a block. She hit her first career triple in the game and didn’t commit a single foul in 25 minutes of action.

On the national stage on Sunday, Holmes went an impressive 11-for-15 from the floor for a new career-high 29 points. She hit a 3-pointer and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line while pulling down seven rebounds, picking up two steals and adding a block.

Holmes and her teammates return to the court on Tuesday night when it hosts Norfolk State in a 7 p.m. ET tip at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

IU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: NO. 4 IU SET TO HOST NORFOLK STATE ON TUESDAY NIGHT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 4 IU makes a quick turnaround to host Norfolk State on Tuesday evening. Tipoff in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall is set for 7 p.m. ET.
 
#4/7 INDIANA (2-0) VS. NORFOLK STATE (1-2)
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 • 7 p.m. ET
Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall • Bloomington, Ind.
Broadcast: B1G+
Radio: WHCC 105.1 FM (Austin Render)
Live Stats: Statbroadcast
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ABOUT THE SPARTANS
Norfolk State comes to town on a 2-1 start with wins over Chowan and at Campbell. They faced another Big Ten foe on Sunday when it fell 86-48 at No. 17 Ohio State. Sophomore forward Tatiana Jones and junior guard Deja Francis lead the way with 11.0 ppg. Senior guard Camille Downs adds a team-high 8.0 rpg. off the bench for the Spartans. As a team, they’re picked to finish third in the MEAC this season.
 
SERIES HISTORY
First meeting
 
NOTES

  • Indiana moved up four spots to No. 4 in the Associated Press Top 25 on Monday, making history once again. It marks the first time in school history that the program has been ranked inside the top 5 in either national poll.
  • It’s coming off a 2-0 start to opening week where it defeated Butler on the road and No. 13 Kentucky. It marked the 10th straight season its won a season opener and 15th straight season its won its home opener.
  • Junior forward Mackenzie Holmes earned her second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor as she went 64.0 percent from the field and averaged 20.0 points per game. She also shot 66.7 percent from the arc (2-for-3) and went a perfect 6-for-6 at the free throw line. She was named the last Big Ten Player of the Week in the 2020-21 season on March 7, 2021.
  • Graduate student guard Nicole Cardaño-Hillary was also impressive in week one, averaging 20.5 points per game while shooting a combined 83.3 percent from the field and 76.9 from 3-point range in two games. She also added 6.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game in both of IU’s wins.
  • Indiana head coach Teri Moren secured her 150th career win in Cream and Crimson on Sunday evening. She’s the program’s second all-time winningest coach. A win on Tuesday would also give Moren, who is in her 19th season of collegiate head coaching, her 350th career victory.

 
UP NEXT
Indiana travels to Quinnipiac on Saturday afternoon. Tip time inside People’s United Center is set for 4 p.m. ET.

PURDUE MEN’S BASKETBALL: NO. 6 PURDUE ENDS HOMESTAND TUESDAY VS. WRIGHT STATE

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The No. 6-ranked Boilermakers conclude their season-opening, three-game homestand, facing its toughest challenge of the young season as Wright State visits Mackey Arena for a 7 p.m. ET, tipoff. The Raiders were last year’s Horizon League regular-season champions and return several prominent players from last year’s squad, being picked second behind Cleveland State this season.

The Boilermakers are 2-0 following wins over Bellarmine and Indiana State, while Wright has defeated Lake Erie and lost to Marshall.

The contest will be televised by the Big Ten Network with Matt Schumacker and Stephanie White on the call. On the radio waves, Rob Blackman and Bobby Riddell will be courtside on the 22-station Purdue Radio Network and online on the Varsity Sports Network (app). Live stats will be provided on PurdueStats.com and updates will be provided on Purdue’s official Twitter account (@BoilerBall).

The Notes to Know

1) This will be the first meeting against Wright State. Purdue is looking for its 11th 3-0 stat under Matt Painter and first since 2018-19.

2) Tuesday’s contest marks the 27th straight sellout, dating to Jan. 15, 2019, vs. Rutgers.

3) Purdue has scored 90 or more points in consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 21 to 30, 2017 (Tennessee State, Lipscomb). Purdue hasn’t scored 90 or more points in three straight games during the Painter era, last doing so Dec. 18 to 27, 2000.

4) Purdue has shot over 50.0 percent in both of its games this season. The last time Purdue had three straight games shooting over 50.0 percent came on Feb. 22 to March 3, 2018 (4 games in a row).

5) Purdue is 52-3 at home during the month of November during the Matt Painter era, with losses coming to Bucknell (2012), Villanova (2016) and Texas (2019).

6) Trevion Williams needs 18 points for 1,000 in his career, and five rebounds for 650 in his career. He’d become the 16th player in school history with 1,000 points and 650 rebounds.

7) It’s early, but Zach Edey ranks No. 4 in the KenPom Player of the Year standings, behind Ohio State’s E.J. Liddell, Houston’s Marcus Sasser and Gonzaga’s Drew Timme. Edey has 38 points, 19 rebounds, four blocks and three assists in 40 minutes this season. Edey is eighth in the country in field goal percentage (.857) and 18th in offensive rebounds per game (4.5).

8) Matt Painter (180) needs two wins in Big Ten play to tie Jud Heathcote for seventh on the Big Ten’s all-time wins list (182).

THE SERIES WITH THE RAIDERS • Tuesday’s game marks the first meeting between Purdue and Wright State (Dayton, Ohio), despite being just 191 miles apart. • The Boilermakers are 41-2 against current members of the Horizon League, including 34-1 at home. • Head coach Matt Painter is 16-0 against the current members of the Horizon League, all while at Purdue. • Purdue hasn’t lost to a current Horizon League member since Dec. 7, 1991, a 69-53 loss to Tony Bennett and Green Bay.

RECAPPING THE INDIANA STATE WIN • The Boilermakers are now 31-4 all-time against Indiana State, having won five straight games. The 25-point margin was the largest over the Sycamores since a 92-63 win in Dec. 1992. • Purdue scored 90 points in back-to-back games for the first time since Dec. 21 – 30, 2017. • Jaden Ivey recorded career highs in points (27) and rebounds (8), while going 10-of-13 from the field. He added four assists and two steals. • Zach Edey recorded his second career double-double with a career-high 22 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three blocked shots, while going 8-of-9 from the field. • Ivey and Edey combined for 49 points, 18 rebounds and seven assists while going 18-of-22 from the field and 11-of-14 from the free throw line. • Through two games, Edey is 12-of-14 from the field and 14-of-17 from the free throw line for 38 points and 19 rebounds in 40 minutes of action. • Caleb Furst recorded his first career double-figure scoring game with 12 points and eight rebounds. • Trevion Williams contributed 11 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists in 20 minutes.

BUTLER WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: BALL STATE SET FOR TUESDAY NIGHT

INDIANAPOLIS – Butler and Ball State will go head-to-head on Tuesday night inside Hinkle Fieldhouse. The in-state rivals will reignite their rivalry at 7 PM on Nov. 16.

Bulldog Bits

– Tuesday will mark the 28th meeting between Butler and Ball State.

– Emilia Sexton led Butler in scoring (10) for the first time in her Bulldog career against Western Illinois.

– Zoe Jackson has led Butler in assists in each game this season and Tenley Dowell has been the top rebounder.

– Sexton, Jackson and Alex Richard are all shooting over 50% from the field after two games.

– Butler’s top three scorers after two games are all freshmen.

– BU leads the BIG EAST in free throw percentage (82.4% / 14-for-17).

– Butler grabbed 14 offensive rebounds vs. WIU after collecting just three in the season opener vs. IU.

– Abby Stoddard and Madison Royal-Davis made their season debuts vs. the Leathernecks.

Scouting Ball State                                                                               

The Cardinals are 1-0 this year after claiming an 84-75 overtime win against Milwaukee in the season opener. They were slated to host Purdue Fort Wayne over the weekend, but the contest was canceled due to Covid cases within the Mastodons program. BSU head coach Brady Sallee picked up his 300th career victory last week vs. the Panthers. The Cardinals dominated the overtime period (12-3) to find the win column on Nov. 9. Milwaukee raced out to a 17-12 lead after the first quarter, but the two evenly matched teams would be locked at 51-51 heading into the fourth. Anna Clephane came up clutch to send the game into overtime. She scored in the paint as time expired, forcing an additional five minutes to the game. The Cardinals scored two field goals on their first two possessions in the overtime period, and limited Milwaukee to just three free throws to earn their first win.

All-Time Series                                                                                      

Butler leads Ball State in the all-time series 16-11. The first-ever meeting between the two programs came during the 1980-81 season with BU winning in Muncie 69-54. Ball State won the last meeting 74-70 on their home court during the 2019-20 campaign. Butler’s last win over Ball State came the year prior in 2018-19. The ‘Dawgs won at Hinkle 64-47.

Last Meeting vs. the Cardinals                                                           

Ball State handed Butler their first loss of the season in 2019 by scoring 25 points in the fourth quarter to complete the comeback win. The Bulldogs led by 10 heading into the final 10 minutes of action, but shot just 25 percent in the fourth quarter allowing Ball State back into the game. The Cardinals outscored Butler 25-11 in the fourth to come up with the win. Genesis Parker scored 22 points in 33 minutes. Teammate Kristen Spolyar had a team-high 23 points in the setback.

Butler Falls to Western Illinois                                                           

Western Illinois outscored Butler 20-9 in the first quarter and never looked back to record their first win of the season, Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Leathernecks hit 16 3-pointers against the Bulldogs to collect a 73-46 victory. BU (0-2) shot 27 percent from the field and 17 percent from long range to move to 0-2 on the year. Butler was led by Emilia Sexton with 10 points. Trinity White came off the bench to add eight.

Fantastic Freshmen                                                                              

Six of the 11 student-athletes to see playing time at Butler over the first two games of the season are freshmen. Alex Richard leads the team in points (27), field goals made (13), and steals (5). Zoe Jackson ranks second on the team in points (25), second in field goals made (10) and is the team leader with six assists.

Find the Right Five                                                                                               

Butler used two different starting lineups last week. Alex Richard, Emilia Sexton and Tenley Dowell are the only three players to start in each game.

Sexton Can Shoot it                                                                               

Emilia Sexton hit two 3-pointers vs. Western Illinois to lead BU from behind the arc on Saturday. She is shooting 50% from long range this season (3-for-6). Over her four year career, Sexton has made 62 field goals over 60 games. 46 of those 62 made field goals have come from 3-point range (74%).

More to Come                                                                                       

Butler had just 10 active players available for the Western Illinois game. Celena Taborn, Jamilyn Robinson, Oumou Toure, Rosemarie Dumont and Kate Tanner have not appeared in a box score yet this season. Genesis Parker also exited the IU game with an injury (undisclosed).

Up Next                                                                                                                 

Butler will play Austin Peay this weekend on Saturday, Nov. 20. The fourth-straight home game for the Bulldogs will feature a 12 PM tip.

BALL STATE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FACES IN-STATE RIVAL BUTLER IN FIRST ROAD GAME OF THE SEASON TUESDAY

Game 2 | Ball State at Butler

Indianapolis, Ind. | Hinkle Fieldhouse | 7:00 p.m. ET

Watch | Listen: Muncie Sports Station (102.9 FM/1340 AM) | Live Stats

Game Notes: Ball State (PDF) | Butler (PDF)

Opening Tip:

– The Cardinals look to get back onto the court Tuesday when they head approximately 58.3 miles south on I-69 to play an in-state rivalry game at Butler in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse. The game is slated to start at 7 p.m. ET.

– Tuesday’s game marks the 28th all-time meeting between Ball State and Butler in women’s basketball. In 2019 the Bulldogs and the Cardinals played in Worthen Arena with Ball State earning the 74-70 victory over the Bulldogs. The Cardinals last played at Hinkle Field House in 2018 with Butler earning a 64-47 victory. Butler leads the all-time series, 16-11.

– In its annual Field Trip Day on Nov. 9, the Ball State women’s basketball team put on quite the show for the fans in its season-opener, defeating Milwaukee by a score of 84-75 in an overtime thriller Tuesday afternoon in Worthen Arena. With the win, Cardinals (1-0) 10th-year head coach Brady Sallee notched his 300th career victory, with 164 coming at BSU.

– Freshman Ally Becki led the Cardinals against Milwaukee in their season opener on Nov. 9 in Worthen Arena after a 17-point performance. Becki went 7-of-9 (.777) from the field and 3-of-5 (.600) from behind the arc. The last time the Cardinals had a true freshman lead Ball State in scoring in its season opener was in 2012 when Nathalie Fontaine scored 14 points against Evansville.

– Bulter will be the second school from the state of Indiana that the Cardinals will face this season. Ball State will also play at IUPUI (Dec. 8).

Consistent Clephane:

– Redshirt junior Anna Clephane has picked up right where she has left off from last season. Clephane in the past has had scored some key baskets to put the Cardinals in a winning position and Tuesday’s contest was no different. Milwaukee had a three-point advantage (71-68) with 15 seconds left in the fourth quarter on Tuesday. Sallee and his squad then outplayed the Panthers calling some strategic timeouts along with some forced fouls which would eventually put the ball in the hands of redshirt junior Anna Clephane as time was winding down. Clephane’s driving layup as time expired tied the game at 72-72 to send the contest into the extra period.

Backs, Crashers, Keys:

– This year, the Cardinals are forgoing “traditional” positions and using their own such as backs, crashers, and keys, to bring a sense of team unity. That system proved to be the lift Ball State needed, especially with so many new faces on the court against Milwaukee on Tuesday. In fact, all 11 Cardinals that played against the Panthers either scored or had a rebound, with three reaching double figures in scoring.

Here We Go Again:

– Here we go again, the Cardinals are off to a good start with one of head coach Brady Sallee’s favorite statistical category on the box score. What is that you might ask? well it is points in the paint. Over the course of Sallee’s ten years at Ball State this category is one of his all time favorites. Ball State won that category over Milwaukee on Tuesday 40-38.

So Far … A lot of Depth:

– 11 Cardinals saw action in Tuesday’s season opener while the starters combined for 58 of Ball State’s 84 points, the Cardinals also got 26 points from their bench and 16 rebounds.

Next Game:

After tonight’s contest the Cardinals get a little break before they head to Katy, Texas for a three-game event at the Van Chancellor Classic where Ball State will face Texas Tech (Nov. 26), Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 27) and Saint Joseph’s University (Nov. 28). It will be the first-ever meeting between the Cardinals and all three schools Ball State will face. All games will be played at the Merrell Center. For more information please check out http://www.merrellcenter.org.

Series Record:

1980-81: Butler 69, Ball State 54 (in Muncie)

1982-83: Butler 69, Ball State 59 (in Muncie)

1983-84: Ball State 78, Butler 63 (in Indianapolis)

1984-85: Ball State 57, Butler 48 (in Muncie)

1985-86: Ball State 77, Butler 66 (in Indianapolis)

1986-87: Butler 57, Ball State 53 (in Terre Haute, Ind.)

1987-88: Butler 72, Ball State 62 (in Muncie)

1988-89: Butler 86, Ball State 83 OT (in Indianapolis)

1989-90: Butler 70, Ball State 62 (in Muncie)

1990-91: Butler 79, Ball State 69 (in Indianapolis)

1993-94: Butler 65, Ball State 50 (in Muncie)

1994-95: Butler 79, Ball State 66 (in Indianapolis)

2001-02: Ball State 89, Butler 68 (FIU Sun & Fun Classic)

2005-06: Butler 77, Ball State 74 (in Indianapolis)

2006-07: Ball State 97, Butler 65 (Indianapolis Hoosier Classic)

2007-08: Butler 66, Ball State 49 (in Muncie)

2009-10: Butler 82, Ball State 67 (in Indianapolis)

2010-11: Butler 105, Ball State 98 2OT (in Muncie)

2011-12: Butler 55, Ball State 43 (in Indianapolis)

2012-13: Butler 70, Ball State 62 (in Muncie)

2014-15: Butler 48, Ball State 41 (in Indianapolis)

2015-16: Ball State 58, Butler 50 (in Muncie)

2016-17: Ball State 74, Butler 50 (in Indianapolis)

2017-18: Ball State 87, Butler 75 (in Muncie)

‘2018-19: Butler 64, Ball State 47 (in Indianapolis)

2019-20: Ball State 74, Butler 70 (in Muncie)

NOTRE DAME MEN’S BASKETBALL: IRISH FACE HIGH POINT TUESDAY NIGHT IN PURCELL

2021-22 FIGHTING IRISH – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The University of Notre Dame men’s basketball team ends a two-game, season-opening homestand against High Point Tuesday night at 8 p.m. on the ACC Network. The Irish will then hit the road for five consecutive games, three at the Maui Jim Maui Invitational (held in Las Vegas this season), then road trips to nationally-ranked Illinois and ACC opponent Boston College. Notre Dame will not play another home game until December 11 against Kentucky.

BACK COURT

PRENTISS HUBB – Ended the game scoreless in opener against CSUN for first time in 21 games (vs. Purdue in Indianapolis last season), but led the Irish with a game-high six assists • preseason All-ACC Second Team • leads all returning ACC players in career assists (451) • led the Irish in  scoring (14.6) and three-point field goals made (65) last season • one of five major conference players to reach 100 assists in league play last season.

CORMAC RYAN – Second on team with 34 minutes vs. CSUN, scored four points with four rebounds and two assists • started 16 of 25 games in his first year with the Irish last season • scored 21 points in the first half in the victory at Duke last year, eventually scoring career-best 28 points • shot .344 from 3FG range last season.

DANE GOODWIN – Posted career-high six 3FGM with 18 points in win over CSUN • has seen action in 92 career games, making 31 starts • posted career highs of 11.8 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 2020-21 • one of the best free throw shooters on the team, boasting a .821 career average from the stripe.

TREY WERTZ – Provides instant offense off the bench, grabbed four rebounds with five points vs. CSUN • planned to sit out 2020-21 season after transferring from Santa Clara until all underclassmen transfers were given immediate eligibility in December of 2020 • appeared in 21 games making 14 starts, shooting .429 from three-point range • hit the game-winning 3FG at the buzzer vs. WF in 2021 ACC tournament.

BLAKE WESLEY – First Mike Brey freshman to score 20 points in a career debut since Chris Thomas in 2001 • first South Bend, IN, public school MBB prospect to sign with Notre Dame since 1985 • consensus four-star prospect • athletic backcourt player expected to be an immediate key contributor.

J.R. KONIECZNY – (pronounced Ko-NEZZ-knee) Saw action in first career game vs. CSUN • all-time leading scorer in St. Joseph County history (1,996) • joins classmate Blake Wesley as the first Northern Indiana Conference players to sign with Notre Dame since 2012 (D. Jackson, A. Torres).

TONY SANDERS JR. – Logged nine minutes in two exhibition victories • athletic wing player who saw action in 14 games during his rookie season.

ROBBY CARMODY – Has suffered season-ending injuries in his first three seasons on the Irish roster • continues to push through rehab with no set date to return to the court • started his first two career games at ND before injuries.

ELIJAH MORGAN – Walk on member of the program has earned the staff’s trust to be inserted into the lineup at any time • has played in 22 career games with one start.

ALEX WADE – Saw first action at ND vs. Nazareth, two minutes with a steal • first-year walk on joined the Irish in the summer of 2021 • four-year varsity captain at Cathedral Catholic.

FRONT COURT

NATE LASZEWSKI – Off-shooting night vs. CSUN, but led all players with eight rebounds • posted 12 games with nine or more rebounds in 2020-21 • improved FG% 19 percent, 3FG% 11% and RPG by 3.1 last season • scored over 20 points four times last season and has five 20-point games in his career.

PAUL ATKINSON, JR. – Scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half of the victory over CSUN • 2019-20 Ivy League Player of the Year at Yale • did not participate in 2020-21, as the Ivy League cancelled all intercollegiate athletics • ranked by ESPN+ as the fourth-best transfer prospect in  2020-21 • boasts a .661 career field goal percentage – top for any returning NCAA Division I player this year – and led Ivy League in FG% all three seasons in which he competed.

MATT ZONA – Logged nine minutes in two exhibition games with six total rebounds • saw action in 14 games last season • developing into a key rebounder, screener on the Irish front line.

ELIJAH TAYLOR – Missed CSUN game as a precaution due to minor lower leg injury, will be a game-time decision for High Point • missed 2020-21 while recovering from ankle surgery • athletic front court player will provide depth on the Irish front line.

IRISH ITEMS – BY THE NUMBERS

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Since 2000-01 (first year of the Mike Brey era), Notre Dame has led the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio (1.44).

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Career-high three-point field goals in the season-opening win by senior Dane Goodwin, who finished the game with 18 points and four rebounds.

7

Notre Dame will confer an NCAA Division I men’s basketball-best seven degrees in the spring of 2022 – undergraduate degrees to R. Carmody, D. Goodwin, P. Hubb, N. Laszewski, C. Ryan and T. Wertz, along with a graduate degree to P. Atkinson Jr.

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Points scored in his Notre Dame debut by graduate transfer Paul Atkinson Jr. It is the fourth-best for any Mike Brey-era transfer in his debut, as three previous players each posted 19 points in their Irish debut. See Page 4 for more details.

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Points scored in his Notre Dame debut by freshman Blake Wesley. He becomes just the second freshman of the Brey era to post 20 or more points in his debut (Chris Thomas had 24 vs. New Hampshire in 2001). See Page 4 for more details.

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Game streak of double-digit scoring performances for Paul Atkinson Jr. entering Saturday afternoon’s contest. Atkinson hit double figures in all 30 games he played at Yale in 2019-20. The last time he did not score double figure points was against LSU (he had nine points) in the first round of NCAA tournament.

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Points scored by CSUN against the Irish in the season opener. It marks the least amount given up by a Mike Brey team in a season opener since 2014-15, when the Irish held Binghamton to 39 points.

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Or .661 to be precise – graduate student Paul Atkinson Jr.’s career field goal percentage – which leads all returning NCAA Division I players this year. The 2019-20 Ivy League Player of the Year graduate transferred to Notre Dame during the offseason. Atkinson was 6-for-8 in his debut last weekend against CSUN.

256

Games won by Notre Dame with Mike Brey and Associate Head Coach Anthony Solomon on the coaching staff. Solomon returns for his third stint with the Irish this season and with him on the sidelines, Mike Brey has won .676 percent of the games he has coached at Notre Dame.

449

Wins at Notre Dame for Mike Brey, the most in school history and the ninth-most for any NCAA coach at his current school.

IUPUI WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: WILLIAMS NAMED #HLWBB PLAYER OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS – Three-time Horizon League Player of the Year, Macee Williams has been named the #HLWBB Player of the Week for her efforts in the Jaguars’ upset bid at No. 11 Michigan and the Jags’ 71-60 victory over Bowling Green last week.

Williams averaged 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 steals, 2.5 blocked shots and 2.0 assists per game in Jaguars’ first two contests of the year. She shot 56.3 percent from the floor (18-of-32) in the two games combined. Williams was a key piece in the contest at No. 11 Michigan with 17 points (7-13 FG, 1-3 3’s, 2-3 FT), seven rebounds, four steals and three assists as the Jags fell in overtime, 67-62. She followed that up with 23 points (11-19 FG), seven rebounds, three blocked shots and two steals on the road at Bowling Green as the Jags defeated the Falcons, 71-60.

With this week’s honor, Williams has now been named #HLWBB Player of the Week ten times over her career with the Jags. She was also named Horizon League Freshman of the year six times during her freshman campaign.

IUPUI MBB: JAGUARS’ OFFENSE SPUTTERS IN NEUTRAL SITE LOSS TO DENVER

SAN ANTONIO – Texas-native B.J. Maxwell scored a team-high 14 points and senior Bobby Harvey tallied 13 but it wasn’t enough as IUPUI fell to Denver, 63-47, in its opening game of the UTSA Tournament on Monday (Nov. 15). The IUPUI (0-3) offense struggled to find a rhythm as the Jaguars shot just 31 percent overall and turned the ball over 21 times against its former Summit League colleague.

KJ Hunt led Denver with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting and Michael Henn chimed in with 21 points off the Pioneers’ bench. The Pioneers rode a hot first half and staved off an IUPUI rally in the second half to earn the win.

Denver used an early 9-0 burst to build a 13-4 lead with Henn accounting for the final seven points of the run. Harvey came off the Jaguars’ bench and immediately connected on back-to-back threes to pull IUPUI back within three. However, IUPUI made just four buckets over the final 12 minutes of the first half and the Pioneers closed with a 15-2 run to build a 37-19 halftime advantage.

Denver shot 58 percent from the floor in the opening half and hit 6-of-9 from three while IUPUI’s turnovers (11) outnumbered its made field goals (7) in the opening half. The Pioneers converted IUPUI’s 11 turnovers into 12 points in the opening half.

“Turnovers were the difference in the game. We were careless with the basketball and committed too many unforced errors,” head coach Matt Crenshaw said. “(Denver) was more aggressive and we relied too much on jump shots.

“(Denver) was able to do a good job of getting to the (foul) line and we settled for too many jumpers and didn’t get to the line nearly enough.”

However, IUPUI’s defense tightened the screws in the second half but couldn’t muster enough offense to complete a comeback. Denver extended its lead to 40-21 on a Payton Moore dunk with 16:51 to play before IUPUI began whittling away.

A 9-2 run capped by a Mike DePersia trey got IUPUI back within 12 with 13:02 left. Later, IUPUI scored six straight on back-to-back Harvey and Maxwell threes to cut the Pioneers’ lead back to seven. In a stretch of three possessions, Harvey, Azariah Seay and Maxwell all missed treys that would have made it a two-possession game. Denver scored the game’s next four points and IUPUI was unable to get any closer than seven down the stretch.

Denver was limited to just 32 percent shooting in the second half, but weathered the storm as IUPUI shot just 30 percent. The Jaguars’ shooting woes occurred primarily in close as IUPUI made just 7-of-25 (28 percent) from inside the arc. The Jags drained a season-high nine threes with Harvey and Maxwell making three apiece.

Nathan McClure closed with seven points and five boards in a return trip to his home state and Seay tallied five points off the bench. Jonah Carrasco grabbed a career-high six boards, matching Harvey for the team-high.

IUPUI will continue the three-game event on Tuesday (Nov. 16) when the Jaguars take on Texas A&M Corpus Christi at 6:00 p.m. inside UTSA’s Convocation Center for the second of three games.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S BASKETBALL: WELCOMES AUSTIN PEAY ON TUESDAY

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s basketball team welcomes Austin Peay to the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday (Nov. 16) in a 7 p.m. tip.


*Masks are required at all times for spectators at the Gates Sports Center and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.*


Game Day Information
Who:
 Purdue Fort Wayne (1-0) vs. Austin Peay Governors (1-1)
When: Tuesday, November 16 | 7:00 p.m.
Where: Fort Wayne, Ind. | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
Listen: 1380 The Fan
Live Stats: Link
Watch: ESPN+
Tickets: Link
Game Notes: Purdue Fort Wayne (PDF) | Austin Peay (PDF)

KNOW YOUR FOE:

• The Governors are 1-1 with an 86-79 win over Tennessee Southern and a 73-55 loss at Southern Illinois.

• The Governors are allowing opponents to shoot 55.6 percent on the season.

• Elijah Hutchins-Everett leads the team in scoring with 18.5 points per contest. He is one of four Governors scoring in double-digits.

• 10 Governors have played in both games.

• Austin Peay went 14-13 (10-10 OVC) last season, falling to Eastern Kentucky in the league tournament.

SERIES HISTORY:

• The ‘Dons lead 4-1, with a pair of wins in Fort Wayne.

ON GAME ONE:

• All 11 Mastodons that played scored a point.

• Six Mastodons finished in double-digits.

• Jarvis Walker set career highs in points (11) and rebounds (5).

• The ‘Dons shot better than 60 percent in each half on Tuesday. They finished the game shooting 63.8 percent (37-of-58), tied for sixth best in a single game in program history. The 63.8 percent has the ‘Dons ranked No. 1 in the nation  in field goal shooting.

• The ‘Dons shot 52.0 percent (13-of-25) from three, ranking the ‘Dons No. 1 in the nation in 3-point shooting.

• Purdue Fort Wayne finished with 44 bench points.

• Six Mastodons recorded two or more assists. The ‘Dons had 20 assists as a team.

• RJ Ogom played his first collegiate game after using a redshirt season at College of Charleston last season. He scored seven points with a pair of slam dunks.

• Freshman JoJo Peterson also played his first collegiate game, recording a point and three assists in 19 minutes.

ONLY UNDEFEATED:

• The Mastodons are the only undefeated team in the Horizon League. The ‘Dons are also the only team in the league to play only one game.

LAST SEASON THE ‘DONS…:

• Ranked second in the nation in Effective Field Goal Percentage (eFG%) at 58.2.

• Finished fourth in the nation in field goal shooting (50.1 percent) only behind Gonzaga, Stephen F. Austin and Weber State.

• Finished fourth in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (40.0 percent) only behind Baylor, South Dakota State and Colgate.

• Were the only team to rank in the top five in the nation in field goal and 3-point field goal percentage.

• Saw their 50.1 field goal percentage rank as the best in Division I program history and the best since 1992-93 for a Mastodon team.

• Recorded three of the Mastodons’ top 10 all-time 3-point percentage performances.

– 1st, Jan. 16 at Milwaukee (70.6 percent, 12-of-17)

– 7th, Dec. 27, vs. Robert Morris (64.7 percent, 11-of-17)

– 10th, Jan. 9, vs. UIC (61.1 percent, 11-of-18)

• Were one of only three Horizon League teams to earn the National Basketball Coaches Association (NABC) Team Academic Award.

UP NEXT:

• The ‘Dons will travel to Minnesota on Friday (Nov. 19) for a non-league game against the Golden Gophers. The game will start at 7 p.m. ET and air on B1G+.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE ATHLETICS: RYIN OTT NAMED HORIZON LEAGUE FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS – The Horizon League announced its first weekly awards of the season on Monday (Nov. 15) and Purdue Fort Wayne guard Ryin Ott was named the league’s Freshman of the Week.

In her Mastodon debut against Manchester, the 5-foot-10 guard scored 16 points and grabbed six rebounds, while also recording three steals and two assists without a turnover. She shot 7-of-12 (58.3 percent) from the floor and 2-of-4 (50 percent) from long range.

Ott scored 16 of the team’s 102 points in the Mastodons’ 67-point win over the Spartans, which was the ‘Dons’ largest margin of victory since 1995.

She is the first Mastodon in program history to be named Horizon League Freshman of the Week. She is the first Mastodon to earn a weekly honor since Hannah Albrecht was the Summit League Player of the Week on December 16, 2019.

Ott and the Mastodons will take the floor again on Thursday (Nov. 18). Horizon League play begins when UIC visits the Gates Sports Center.

PURDUE FT. WAYNE ATHLETICS: LAURYN STOVER AND JAIDYN KOERDT SIGN WITH MASTODON WBB

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Maria Marchesano announced on Wednesday (Nov. 10) that two student-athletes have signed to join the Mastodons for the 2022-23 season: Lauryn Stover and Jaidyn Koerdt.


“We are very excited to add both Lauryn and Jaidyn to our Mastodon family!” Marchesano said.

Stover is a 5-foot-10 guard from Solon, Ohio and will graduate from Gilmour Academy in the spring of 2022. From her freshman to junior seasons, she increased her scoring average by 9.0 points per game, up to 13.5 as a junior. She also averaged 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.5 steals per game last season. In her freshman season, she was an All-Stars Honorable Mention and the Most Improved Player, before being named to the All-Stars Third Team the following year. As a junior, Stover was named to the Northeast Lakes All-District Second Team, All-Stars Second Team, and was an All-Ohio Honorable Mention. She was also the Lancers’ team Offensive Player of the Year. Stover led her squad to a District Runner-Up finish in 2019 and 2021. She played club ball with Friends 4 Life for three years, All Ohio for one years, and 1Nation Elite for two years. With 1Nation Elite, Stover’s team won its bracket in Dallas at the Super 64. In the classroom, Stover earned High Honors in each year. She was also selected as a member of the National Honor Society.

“Lauryn’s length and versatility on defense along with her shooting ability from the outside were both huge emphases for us in the recruiting process,” Marchesano said.

Koerdt, a 5-foot-11 guard from Providence, Arkansas, played for her father, Ryan, at Pulaski Academy. With one season yet to play for the Bruins, she has already eclipsed the 1,000-point threshold. She has averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game through three seasons. Koerdt, a two-time All-Conference selection, was a 5-A West All-State and All-State Tournament selection in her junior season. She was also selected as the Conference Underclassman of the Year as a junior and is the Preseason Player of the Year for her upcoming season. She scored a career-high 40 points and recorded a career-high eight steals in a game in 2019, then had a career-high 11 rebounds 25 days later. Koerdt led the Pulaski squad to a 21-13 record as a sophomore, then 19-9 as a junior, propelling the Bruins to a State Tournament Quarterfinal berth. The above-4.0 GPA student also played club basketball with the Oklahoma Shock 3SSB in 2020 and the Arkansas Select GUAA in 2021. She led the Arkansas Select squad to a top-five finish in Under Armour’s circuit and top-25 in the nation. Koerdt is an All-A Honor Roll recipient and a member of the National Honor Society.

“Jaidyn’s recruitment started late in the fall, but she stood out to us right away with her elite shot making ability,” Marchesano said. “She has the ability to score at a number of levels and we are excited to see her develop our systems.”

Stover and Koerdt will join the Mastodons in the summer of 2022 for the second year under head coach Marchesano.

VALPO MEN’S BASKETBALL: KITHIER NAMED MVC NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

After a noteworthy opening week to his Valparaiso University men’s basketball career, Thomas Kithier (Macomb, Mich. / Clarkston [Michigan State]) was recognized as the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday.

Kithier posted a 28-point, 11-rebound double-double on an efficient 11-of-16 shooting in Saturday’s game vs. UIC after opening his Valpo career with a 16-point effort on 8-of-11 shooting in Tuesday’s season opener vs. Toledo. Over two games during the week, Kithier averaged 22.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while shooting at a 70.4 percent clip.

Kithier established collegiate career highs in both points and rebounds during the game against UIC. His 28 points were the most scored by a Valpo player in a single game since Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 29 on March 7, 2020 vs. Missouri State. It was the highest single-game output by a Valpo individual other than Javon since Bakari Evelyn scored 30 on Nov. 25, 2017 vs. UNCW.

Kithier’s 28 points were the most scored by a Valpo player in a double-double since Freeman-Liberty had 30&13 on Nov. 12, 2019 at SIUE. He became the first Valpo player with a 25&10 game at the Athletics-Recreation Center since Alec Peters on Jan. 27, 2017 vs. Wright State. Kithier joined Peters, Freeman-Liberty and Ben Krikke on the short list of Valpo players with 25-point double-doubles during the Matt Lottich Era.

Valpo will visit Stanford on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. CT in a game that will be televised nationally on Pac-12 Network.

VALPO VOLLEYBALL: COOKERLY EARNS STATE FARM MVC GOOD NEIGHBOR AWARD

Valpo volleyball libero Rylee Cookerly (Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) was named the athletic department’s fall recipient of the State Farm MVC Good Neighbor Award for her work in the classroom and in the community as the conference office announced the fall season honorees Monday.

Cookerly is currently enrolled in Valpo’s DNP program after graduating with her bachelor’s degree in nursing with a 3.96 GPA this past May. She was the MVC volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the spring 2021 season and was also a CoSIDA Second Team Academic All-American. She is a three-time Academic All-District honoree, has been named to the MVC Scholar-Athlete First Team three times and was awarded the MVC Presidents’ Council Academic Excellence Award this past July.

On campus, Cookerly is a member of Valpo’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. Cookerly volunteers at St. Teresa of Avila’s Café Manna, a community outreach program serving hot meals to the Valparaiso community, and at the Hilltop Neighborhood House. She has assisted with Valpo’s on-campus volleyball camps and has helped run volleyball youth clinics at the YMCA as well.

INDIANAPOLIS FOOTBALL: BUISMAN GARNERS SEASON’S FINAL GLVC WEEKLY AWARD

INDIANAPOLIS –  University of Indianapolis junior kicker/punter Paul Buisman has been selected as the Great Lakes Valley Conference Special Teams Player of the Week in football, it was announced by the league office Monday.  It marks the second straight GLVC weekly honor for the Fort Wayne, Ind., product and his fourth of the season.

SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Paul Buisman

R-Jr., K/P, Ft. Wayne, Ind.

Major: Chemistry

Team Results: 13-10 W vs. Truman State (11/13)

Kicked game-winning, 40-yard field goal with 19 seconds left, helping UIndy to runner-up finish in GLVC

Connected on another FG from 28 yards out

Made only extra point attempt

Averaged 35.8 yards on four punts, dropping one inside the 20

Earns fifth career Special Teams Player of the Week Award (11/15/21, 11/8/21, 10/2/21, 9/6/21, 11/11/19)

Last Greyhounds’ Special Teams Player of the Week: Paul Buisman (11/15/21)

MARIAN VOLLEYBALL: TO HOST BRYAN (TENN.) IN NAIA OPENING ROUND

KANSAS CITY, Mo. –  The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics has officially announced the qualifying teams and Opening Round pairings for the 2021 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship. The 48-team event will get underway with 24 National Championship Opening Round matches at campus locations on November 20.

Marian has been chosen as one of the 24 host sites, and will host Bryan College this Saturday at 6 p.m. in the PE Center.

THE MATCHUP

For the second consecutive season, the Knights will host Bryan College in the NAIA Opening Round. Marian holds a 2-1 all-time series lead, holding a one-match winning streak after defeating the Lions on April 17 in three sets. The Knights won two of the three sets 25-12, and closed the match with a 25-22 third set win.

Marian enters the postseason with a record of 32-1, winning both the Crossroads League Regular Season and Tournament Championships. Marian enters the Opening Round coming off a five-set thriller over Indiana Wesleyan, winning the fifth set 15-13 to win their second ever tournament championship. Bryan enters the postseason with a 26-5 record, winning both the regular season and tournament titles in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.

WHAT’S AT STAKE

Marian will be looking to make their fifth consecutive appearance at the NAIA final site in Sioux City, Iowa, which will extend their program record. Marian has not missed the final site since first qualifying for the NAIA Opening Round in 2017. Marian is 3-0 all-time in the NAIA Opening Round and 2-0 at home, winning their last NAIA postseason match at home on April 17 against Bryan College.

FOLLOW ALONG

Fans unable to attend Saturday’s match can follow the action on the ISC Sports Network. The game will be pay-per-view, and the live stream will cost $9.99 per stream. Live stats will be made available at marianstats.com. Live updates of the game will be posted on the official Marian Athletics Twitter and Instagram pages @MUKnights.

TICKETS

Tickets for Saturday’s match are $8 for general admission, and students/youth tickets are $5. Children under the age of five are admitted free of charge. All tickets will go on sale at the end of today, and can be purchased here. Fans are encouraged to purchase tickers online in advance of Saturday’s match. Sales will be held at the gate for fans that do not purchase tickets prior to arrival.

INDIANA WESLEYAN WOMEN’S SOCCER: WOMEN’S SOCCER SWEEPS PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan Athletics Department is pleased to announce women’s soccer has swept both offensive and defensive Crossroads League player of the week honors this week. IWU women’s soccer defeated No. 8 Marian on Wednesday and No. 3 Spring Arbor University on Saturday to claim Crossroads League Tournament title.

Mallory Krueger collected the Offensive Player of the Week honors after scoring both goals in the Spring Arbor upset and added an assist in the semifinal game against Marian.

Hope Stacker led the Wildcats to two victories collecting 10 total saves. She recorded seven stops in the championship game, two of which were in overtime play.

INDIANA WESLEYAN VOLLEYBALL: OLIVIA ZADWADZKI COLLECTS FOURTH CROSSROADS LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan Athletics Department is pleased to announce Olivia Zawadzki (Hillard, Ohio) has collected her fourth Crossroads League setter of the week honors this season. Zawadzki recorded a career-high of 54 assists in the match against Marian. She also collected 50 assists on Wednesday night as well. Olivia averaged 11.6 assists, 1.9 digs, and 1.1 kills per set this past week.

INDIANA WESLEYAN WOMEN’S SOCCER: WOMEN’S SOCCER SET TO HOST ST. AMBROSE IN NAIA OPENING ROUND

MARION, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan women’s soccer found out the remaining three teams in their NAIA Opening Round bracket Monday, and are set to host Aquinas College (2-seed), Hope International (3-seed), and Saint Ambrose (4-seed). The Wildcats received the No. 1 seed and are hosting their third straight opening round.

No. 2 Aquinas College and No. 3 Hope International will kick off NAIA Marion Bracket Opening Round matches on Thursday, November 18th with a 4:00 p.m. EST start. No. 1 Indiana Wesleyan will take to the pitch against No. 4 Saint Ambrose at 6:30 p.m. Winners of both matches will square off on Saturday at 5 p.m. with a chance to advance to the NAIA National Championship final site in Orange Beach, Alabama.

ANDERSON ATHLETICS: KNIGHT EARNS HCAC PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK SELECTION

Anderson University men’s basketball senior Maurice Knight (Frankton, Ind. / Frankton) earned a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player-of-the-Week selection, which was announced on Monday.

Knight, who was tabbed the 2019-20 HCAC Defensive Player of the Year, opened the season collecting his fourth career HCAC Player-of-the-Week selection.

The Ravens (2-0) opened the season going 2-0 on the road last week. Anderson fended off Adrian College (1-1) with a 75-65 win on Friday in Adrian, Mich. The Ravens then fought to a 74-71 victory against Kalamazoo College (1-2) on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Knight posted averages of 23 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and two steals for the week. He notched 21 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks against Adrian on Friday. Knight then contributed 25 points and nine rebounds on Saturday.

The Ravens host Illinois College (3-1) in their home opener on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.

ANDERSON ATHLETICS: SOCCER ID CAMP SET FOR DEC. 4

The Anderson University women’s soccer team is set to host it’s ID Camp on Dec. 4, 2021.

Anderson University Women’s Soccer welcomes high school girls, grades 9-12, to come spend a day training with our coaches, touring campus, meeting with admissions, hearing from the team, and seeing what it’s like to be a Raven! We aim to provide a comprehensive experience to discover more about our program and the university.

“We always look forward to our camps, as they give us an opportunity to coach future Ravens and let them experience our team and family,” said Head Coach Jennifer Myhre. “During the day, they get an inside look at Ravens Women’s Soccer and what makes it special. The camps have provided a great training ground for future Ravens and we are looking forward to a great day!”

Registration for the camp is $40 and is set to begin at 1PM inside the Kardatzke Wellness Center.

Registration includes a training session, a tour, meeting with admissions, and a T-Shirt.

ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: WELSHANS NAMED HCAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Shane Welshans has been named Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Football Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in Saturday’s conference championship game.

Welshans rushed for 113 yards on 34 carries with 3 touchdowns to help propel Rose-Hulman to a 58-21 win over Mount St. Joseph.  The effort marked the first time in Welshans career at Rose-Hulman that he has rushed for 3 touchdowns in a game.

The civil engineering major leads Rose-Hulman in rushing this season with 678 yards and 12 touchdowns.

With the win, Rose-Hulman secured a bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs for the first time since 2016.  Rose-Hulman will travel to DePauw on Saturday at noon for the NCAA Round of 32 playoff game.

The Fightin’ Engineers take an 8-2 record and a 7-game winning streak into the NCAA Playoffs, while DePauw has a matching 8-2 mark.

IU EAST WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: WOMEN’S BASKETBALL, IU EAST AT MARIAN PREVIEW

The Indiana University East women’s basketball takes on a ranked opponent for the first time this season with a visit to No. 4 Marian University on Nov. 16.

Tipoff between the Red Wolves (5-1) and the Knights (2-2) is at 7 p.m. at Marian’s Physical Education Center.

FOLLOW THE GAME

The Marian University Physical Education Center is located in the northwest portion of the Marian campus, GPS address 3200 Cold Spring Road in Indianapolis.

Admission is $10. Ticket information is available at https://muknights.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx .

Live video and live stats, produced by Marian, are expected to be available.

Monitor iueredwolves.com for the tournament recaps and box scores.

YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

* IU East’s season-opening five-game winning streak ended with a 78-66 setback at Grace College on Nov. 12. Kennedy Griffin scored a career-high 26 points for the Red Wolves, but IU East was unable to overcome a 49-31 rebounding disadvantage.

* Marian is IU East’s most frequent non-conference opponent. This will be the 10th meeting between the Red Wolves and the Knights. IU East seeks its first win in the series.

* Addie Brown (15.0 point per game), Kami McEldowney (14.7), Bethany Mackin (14.7) and Kennedy Griffin (12.2) are averaging double digits in scoring.

* Kami McEldowney has scored in double digits in every game this season.

* Tia Tolbert (6.5 rebounds per game), Bethany Mackin (3.5 assists per game), Marissa Quiroz (0.8 blocks per game) and Paige Gregory (2.3 steals per game) are IU East’s leaders in the other standard statistical categories.

IU EAST MEN’S BASKETBALL: MEN’S BASKETBALL, IU EAST AT INDIANA WESLEYAN PREVIEW

The Indiana University East men’s basketball team renews acquaintances with a frequent foe Nov. 16 when the Red Wolves visit Indiana Wesleyan University.

Tipoff between the Red Wolves (2-3) and the No. 9 Wildcats is at 7 p.m. at IWU’s Luckey Arena.

FOLLOW THE GAME

Indiana Wesleyan’s Luckey Arena is located on the IWU campus at 4201 South Washington Street in Marion.

Tickets are $10 ($5 ages 12-17). Ticket information is available at https://iwuwildcats.com/sports/2020/10/18/TICKETS.aspx

Live video and live stats, produced by Indiana Wesleyan, are scheduled to be available.

Monitor iueredwolves.com for the game recap and box score.

YOU OUGHT TO KNOW

* IU East looks to build on its 67-63 win at previously unbeaten Mount Vernon Nazarene University on Nov. 12 in the Red Wolves’ first true road game of the season. Dionte Raines scored 19 points, including the game-clinching drive and score with 22 seconds remaining.

* IU East is playing its third game this season at Luckey Arena. The Red Wolves also played in Indiana Wesleyan’s home tournament during the first weekend of November, splitting a pair of games.

* Indiana Wesleyan is IU East’s most frequent non-conference opponent. This will be the 13th NAIA meeting between the Red Wolves and the Wildcats. IU East is 3-9 in the series. Last year’s scheduled matchup was a COVID-No Contest. The Wildcats won 99-89 in Richmond in 2019. The then-No. 2 Red Wolves beat the then-No. 1 Wildcats 85-84 in Marion in 2019. IU East is the only team outside of Indiana Wesleyan’s conference to beat the Wildcats twice since the start of the 2017-18 season.

* This is IU East’s second game this season against a Top 25 opponent.

* Justin Williams leads the IU East scoring ledger with 16.6 points per game. Jehu Lafeuillee adds 9.6 points and a team-best 8.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game. Garrett Silcott contributes 9.8 points and a team-best 3.0 assists per game.

* IU East has limited the opponent to a .429 shooting percentage or lower in its two wins.

FRANKLIN SWIMMING: NEWS | THREE GRIZZLIES EARN HCAC ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS

CARMEL, Ind. – Three members of the Franklin College swimming & diving teams earned Athlete of the Week honors from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) on Monday (Nov. 15) afternoon, when the league announced its weekly awards.

Junior Caileigh McCafferty picked up HCAC Women’s Swimmer of the Week for the second time this year and third time in her career. Junior diver Gauge Creech captured his third HCAC Men’s Diver of the Week award this season and freshman Campbell Coyle was named the HCAC Men’s Swimmer of the Week for the first time in his career.

McCafferty picked up three wins and one runner-up finish over the weekend as the Grizzly women claimed dual wins over Transy and Centre. The Wonder Lake, Ill.-native topped the field in the 100 butterfly (1:02.68) and 100 backstroke (1:03.28) on Friday night in an impressive win over the Pioneers. A day later against Centre, McCafferty took first in the 200 backstroke (2:15.33) and second in the 200 freestyle (2:00.77) while also competing in the 400 freestyle relay.

Danville, Ky.-native Coyle made a triumphant return to his home state and hometown, winning all four individual events and contributing to two relay victories. Friday night against Transy, he claimed first place in the 50 free (22.18) and the 100 free (48.33) while swimming the first leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay. The next day against Centre, he won the 200 free (1:45.72) and the 500 free (4:55.55) while taking part in the winning 400 freestyle relay team.

Creech won all three of his events across two meets over the weekend. Against Transylvania, he put up winnings scores of 271.45 on the 1-meter board and 318.40 on the 3-meter board. Against Centre on Saturday, he won both 1-meter diving sessions, finishing with a total score of 304.62.

All three will be back in action with their teammates this coming weekend for the three-day Gail Moll Pebworth Invitational, hosted by Wabash College from Nov. 19-21.

ANDERSON MEN’S BASKETBALL: KNIGHT EARNS HCAC PLAYER-OF-THE-WEEK SELECTION

Anderson University men’s basketball senior Maurice Knight (Frankton, Ind. / Frankton) earned a Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Player-of-the-Week selection, which was announced on Monday.

Knight, who was tabbed the 2019-20 HCAC Defensive Player of the Year, opened the season collecting his fourth career HCAC Player-of-the-Week selection.

The Ravens (2-0) opened the season going 2-0 on the road last week. Anderson fended off Adrian College (1-1) with a 75-65 win on Friday in Adrian, Mich. The Ravens then fought to a 74-71 victory against Kalamazoo College (1-2) on Saturday in Kalamazoo, Mich.

Knight posted averages of 23 points, 10 rebounds, 1.5 blocks and two steals for the week. He notched 21 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks against Adrian on Friday. Knight then contributed 25 points and nine rebounds on Saturday.

The Ravens host Illinois College (3-1) in their home opener on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in O.C. Lewis Gymnasium.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | TU HONORED AS FIRST-TEAM ALL-LEAGUE WHILE TEEVANS AND MASSEY RECEIVE HONORABLE-MENTION RECOGNITION

JACKSON, Mich. – As voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches, the Crossroads League announced its selections for the 2021 Women’s Soccer All-League Team, on which three Trojans were named. Senior midfielder, Linli Tu, was the lone First-Team award-winner, while fellow senior, Erin Teevans, and sophomore, Claire Massey, received Honorable-Mention recognitions.

Tu has now received First-Team All-League honors for the third-straight season, as she was tied for second on the team with five goals on a career-best 63 shots, a mark good enough for fourth in the league. In addition to her five goals, the senior standout recorded three assists, giving her a total of 13 points.

Fellow senior, Erin Teevans, has been named to the All-League Team in each of her four seasons in a Trojan uniform, this being her third Honorable-Mention recognition after a First-Team award-winning freshman season. Teevans led the team with a Crossroads League seventh-best 10 goals, while finishing second in the league with 73 shots and 41 shots on goal.

Massey started as a defender in each of Taylor’s 18 matches, after having started five throughout her freshman season. Massey embodied a metaphorical brick wall on defense, rarely allowing the ball to get by her, all the while leading the team with five assists. The sophomore Massey-sister also racked in four goals, including an electric game-winning goal against Huntington on September 29th.

Energized by the efforts of Tu, Teevans, and Massey, the Trojans began the year in historic fashion, rattling off seven-consecutive shutout-wins in which Taylor outscored the competition 32-0. A handful of nagging injuries and a difficult stretch of conference-competitors slowed the season for the Trojans, however, as they finished the year 11-7, losing in the opening round of the Crossroads League Tournament to No. 7 Indiana Wesleyan (16-3) by a score of 1-0.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | HOOSIER HIGHLIGHTS THE ALL-LEAGUE TEAM AS FOUR TROJANS MAKE THE LIST

JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced the 2021 Men’s Soccer All-League Team, on which four Trojans were honored as award-winners. Sophomore defender, Jackson Hoosier, highlighted the list as Taylor’s lone First-Team selection, while Luke Holwerda, James McBride, and Jhon Alzate received Honorable-Mention recognitions.

Hoosier was rock solid on defense for the Trojans all year, starting in each the team’s 17 matches and now having started 26 of 29 career matches. While embodying a strong presence in the Taylor backline, the Colorado native also energized the Trojan offense throughout the season en route to three goals, tied for the league’s lead among defenders.

The sophomore defender’s three goals came in a three-consecutive game stretch in early October, earning Hoosier his first-career Crossroads League Player-of-the-Week award.

In addition to Hoosier’s First-Team selection, Holwerda, McBride, and Alzate were each honored as Honorable Mention All-League selections.

Holwerda, a senior forward, was second on the team with four goals, while striking a league-leading 48 shots. Two of Holwerda’s four goals were game-winning goals, including a huge score to give Taylor the edge over Mount Vernon Nazarene on September 25th.

McBride offered a quiet yet noteworthy effort throughout the season, starting in 16 matches among the Trojan backline. The Houston, Texas, native has now started 44 of his 48 career matches and helped lead a Taylor defense that limited opponents to 11.4 shots per game in 2021. In addition to his defensive prowess, McBride had a tendency to spark the Trojan offense, dishing out two assists in the first three matches of the year.

Alzate had a big junior season, starting 12 matches for the Trojans which doubled his previous-best for starts in a season. The native of Colombia was active in the Trojan midfield throughout the year and led the team with four assists, a mark good enough for a share of 13th in the league.

Fueled by the play of these four award-winners, Taylor flipped the script of last year’s 2-10 season by finishing the 2021 season with a record of 9-7-1. The Trojans went 4-4-1 in league play, earning them a spot in the Crossroads League Tournament. However, the season came to an end in that tournament as Taylor dropped the opening-round match to Grace by a score of 2-0.

BETHEL MEN’S SOCCER: PILOTS WILL HEAD TO MISSOURI FOR NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

MISHAWAKA – (RV) Bethel Men’s Soccer received an Automatic bid to the upcoming 2021 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Thursday thru Saturday, courtesy of winning the Crossroads League Tournament Championship over the weekend. The Pilots are one of 40 teams that will begin at 10 National Championship Opening Round sites this week and finish at the Jack Allen Soccer Complex in Decatur, Alabama from November 30 – December 6 for the final 10 teams remaining.

The Pilots earned a No. 3 seed in the Opening Round and will face No. 2 William Carey (Miss.). They will play on Thursday, November 18 in Marshall, Missouri at Gregg-Mitchell Field, home of the No. 1 seed and Opening Round host Missouri Valley. The Pilots and the Crusaders have never faced each other in program history.

TOURNAMENT VITALS

  • NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round Site: Marshall, Mo.
  • NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Final Site: Decatur, Ala.
  • Opening Round Schedule: Schedule
  • Live Results: Stats | Video

A LOOK AT WILLIAM CAREY

  • The Crusaders are located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and are members of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC).
  • The Crusaders are coached by Barry Farrell, who is in his 6th season with WCU, with a record of 96-11-10.
  • The Crusaders are 15-3-0 on the season and finished as the SSAC Tournament Champions with a win over No. 4 Mobile (Ala.). They are ranked No. 12 in the latest NAIA Men’s Soccer Coaches’ Top 25 poll.
  • The Crusaders have three wins over Top 25 opponents on the season, defeating No. 4 Mobile (Ala.), No. 11 Georgia Gwinnett and No. 13 Dalton State (Ga.).
  • The Crusaders are making their 15th appearance in the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship and are 18-16-4 in the championship. William Carey defeated Missouri Baptist before losing to Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) in the Opening Round last season.

PILOTS IN THE MEN’S SOCCER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • The Pilots are making their 11th appearance at the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship and their second consecutive trip.
  • The Pilots own an NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship record of 2-11-2. The Pilots lost to Cumberlands (Ky.) in last season’s Opening Round in Fort Wayne.

THE BRACKET BREAKDOWN

  • The bracket consists of 10, four-team Opening Round sites. The 10 winners of those Opening Round matchups will advance to the final site in Decatur.
  • The field consists of 27 automatic berths and 13 at-large selections. The automatic berths are determined by regular-season champions or runners-up, conference tournament title winners or runners-up, or by conference selection. The remaining at-large bids were determined by the NAIA Men’s Soccer National Selection Committee.

For the latest information on each of Bethel University’s 31 intercollegiate athletic teams, visit BUPilots.com or follow the Pilots on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BUPilots or on YouTube at /BethelSportsNetwork.

BETHEL VOLLEYBALL: PILOTS EARN SPOT IN NAIA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

MISHAWAKA – No. 24 Bethel Women’s Volleyball earned an At-Large spot in the upcoming 2021 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship Opening Round on Saturday, November 20, one of 48 teams that will begin at 24 National Championship Opening Round sites this weekend and finish at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa from November 30 – December 4 for the final 24 teams remaining.

The Pilots’ Opening Round opponent will be No. 22 Dordt (Iowa). They will play on Saturday in Sioux Center Iowa at Dordt’s De Witt Gymnasium. The Pilots and Defenders have never faced each other in program history.

TOURNAMENT VITALS

  • NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship Opening Round Site: Sioux Center, Iowa
  • NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship Final Site: Sioux City, Iowa
  • Opening Round Schedule: Schedule
  • Live Results: Stats | Video

A LOOK AT DORDT

  • The Defenders are located in Sioux Center, Iowa and are members of the Great Plains Athletic Conference (GPAC) which boasts seven teams ranked in the top 25.
  • The Defenders are coached by Chad Hanson, who is in his 11th season with DU, with a record of 234-95. Prior to Dordt, Hanson was an assistant coach at the University of Georgia from 2008 to 2010.
  • The Defenders are 17-9 on the season and finished in the GPAC Tournament Quarterfinals with a loss to No. 5 College of Saint Mary (Kan.). They are ranked No. 22 in the latest NAIA Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 poll.
  • The Defenders have wins over seven wins over teams ranked or receiving votes in the Top 25 this season.
  • The Defenders are making their 16th appearance in the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship and are 43-27 all-time in the championship. Dordt advanced all the way to the NAIA National Championship semifinals before losing to eventual national champion Missouri Baptist.

PILOTS IN THE WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

  • The Pilots are making their third appearance at the NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship and their second consecutive trip.
  • The Pilots own an NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship record of 3-4. The Pilots won their Opening Round match last year at Reinhardt (Ga.), advancing to the final site where they lost matches in Pool Play to No. 8 Eastern Oregon and No. 9 Central Methodist (Mo.).

THE BRACKET BREAKDOWN

  • The bracket consists of 24, two-team Opening Round sites. The 24 winners of those Opening Round matchups will advance to the final site in Sioux City.
  • The field consists of 36 automatic berths and 12 at-large selections. The automatic berths are determined by regular-season champions or runners-up, conference tournament title winners or runners-up, or by conference selection. The remaining at-large bids were determined by the final regular-season Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Top 25 Poll announced last Wednesday.

For the latest information on each of Bethel University’s 31 intercollegiate athletic teams, visit BUPilots.com or follow the Pilots on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BUPilots or on YouTube at /BethelSportsNetwork.

BETHEL MEN’S SOCCER: JOYCE NAMED CROSSROADS LEAGUE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced the League Athlete of the Week Award winners for the week of November 8-14 on Monday and Franklin Joyce was named the Crossroads League Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Joyce posted shutouts over Marian and Indiana Wesleyan to lead RV Bethel to the Crossroads League Tournament Championship. The senior keeper highlighted his tourney with three stopped penalty kicks to help BU claim the tourney crown.

For the latest information on each of Bethel University’s 31 intercollegiate athletic teams, visit BUPilots.com or follow the Pilots on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BUPilots or on YouTube at /BethelSportsNetwork.

BETHEL MEN’S SOCCER: PILOTS HAUL IN EIGHT ALL-CROSSROADS LEAGUE HONORS

JACKSON, Mich. – The Crossroads League announced the 2021 Crossroads League Players of the Year and All-League teams on Monday, following the conclusion of the Crossroads League Championship on Saturday, in which the Pilots defeated Indiana Wesleyan 3-1 in a penalty kick shootout—after ending regulation and a pair of overtime sessions in a scoreless draw—to earn their 10th Crossroads League Tournament championship after winning their 16th Crossroads League regular season title.

Joao de Oliveira was named the Crossroads League Player of the Year, along with earning First Team All-League honors. Andres Gonzalez Maza and Miguel Martins also earned First Team All-League honors. Andre Luis SabinoJefter Pereira, and Franklin Joyce each earned Honorable Mention All-League honors. Thiago Pinto was named the Crossroads League Coach of the Year.

De Oliveira has led a Pilot defense that has allowed the fewest goals (18) and fewest shots (139) in the Crossroads League. He has added two goals of his own on the offensive end and helped the Pilots to their most regular season wins (13) since the magical 15-0-1 regular season of 2009. De Oliveira is the first Player of the Year for Bethel since Lukas Muszong in 2016 and the program’s ninth overall.

Gonzalez Maza is currently tied for the Crossroads League lead with 8 assists this season and has added five goals. His 23 shots on goal ranks tied for fifth in the league and his .575 shot-on-goal percentage is ranked fifth in the league for those with a minimum of 20 shots on goal.

Martins has scored six goals and has added one assist for 13 total points for the Pilots. His four game-winning goals ranks tied for third in the Crossroads League and his .273 shot percentage also ranks third in the Crossroads League for those with a minimum of ten shots taken.

Sabino is currently tied for the Crossroads League lead with 8 assists this season and has added seven goals for a team-leading 22 points, which both rank in the top five of the league.

Pereira has recorded two goals and an assist for the Pilots and has helped a defense allow just 6.857 total shots per game and 0.857 goals against per game.

Joyce leads the Crossroads League with nine shutouts, seven goals allowed, and 0.437 goals against average this season. His goals against average ranks 6th in the NAIA and his shutout total ranks tied for 4th.

Pinto was named Crossroads League Coach of the Year for the fourth time in his career after leading the Pilots to their 16th Crossroads League regular season title in program history, the fifth under his command. Pinto also navigated the Pilots to a Crossroads League Tournament Championship, the program’s 10th and the third of his career. He recorded at least six wins in league play for the seventh time in 13 seasons at the helm of the program and won the 150th game of his Bethel career with a victory over Madonna on September 11.

For the latest information on each of Bethel University’s 31 intercollegiate athletic teams, visit BUPilots.com or follow the Pilots on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @BUPilots or on YouTube at /BethelSportsNetwork.

MANCHESTER FOOTBALL: MICHAEL CROSS NAMED HCAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

CARMEL, Ind. – The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference has named Manchester University senior defensive back Michael Cross its conference defensive player of the week, the league announced on Monday November 15.

Cross (Arcadia, Ind./Hamilton Heights) led the Manchester defense to its second shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon. Cross was outstanding, providing two of Manchester’s four interceptions on the day. Cross had interception returns of 24 and 10 yards. In addition to his two picks, Michael finished with 6 tackles, recovered a fumble, and also broke up a pass.

The Spartans kept Anderson off the scoreboard in a 3-0 Bronze Ball victory in the season finale.

MANCHESTER WOMEN’S SOCCER: BRYANT AND AERNI NAMED HM ALL-LEAGUE

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – HU junior Alex Bryant and freshman Ireland Aerni were among the list of Crossroads League All-Conference honorees as announced by the league office earlier today.

As a defender, Bryant (Concordia Lutheran HS, Fort Wayne, Ind.) earned a spot on the Honorable Mention All-League Team. She and her defensive crew allowed 2.47 goals per game and registered three clean sheets this fall.

Aerni was also voted to the Honorable All-League Team as a keeper. The Austin (Texas) native collected 149 saves, the fifth most in the NAIA, to average 2.47 saves per game. She gave up 41 goals and claimed all three of HU’s shutouts this season.

The Foresters finished the year with an overall record of 4-9-3.

HUNTINGTON MEN’S SOCCER: LIGHTON NAMED DEFENDER OF THE YEAR, GREENFIELD AND OCOCK NAMED FIRST TEAM

HUNTINGTON, Ind. – The Crossroads League announced its 2021 Men’s Soccer All-League honorees and headlining the list for Huntington was senior James Lighton.

In addition to earning First Team All-Conference praises, Lighton (Southend, England) was tabbed the best defender in the league as voted on by the CL coaches. The designation is the program’s second with Jake Erlandson earning the honor in 2019.

As Huntington’s left center back, Lighton anchored a backline that gave up an average of 1.21 goals per night and logged eight clean sheets. The hard-nosed defender also found back netting twice.

Joining Lighton on the First Team were two of his classmates in keeper Gabe Greenfield and midfielder Eric Ocock. The last time three Foresters earned All-Conference honors in the same year was 2002.

A starter for Lawson from day one, Greenfield racked up a cumulative record of 37-19-9 in frame during his four-year tenure in green and white which included going 7-4-1 this past fall. The Brazilian tracked down 95 saves and gave up 22 goals this season for a save percentage of .812. He also claimed eight shutouts which currently ranks him 11th among his NAIA peers across the nation.

Ocock (Warsaw HS, Warsaw, Ind.) also earned the respect of the league coaches for his offensive firepower. The senior midfielder led the team in scoring with six goals and four assists for 16 points which included striking for three goals and assisting three others in league play. He was a perfect 3-for-3 in penalty kicks on the year.

As a team, HU finished the year with an overall record of 9-6-4.

ST. FRANCIS MEN’S SOCCER: ELMAR MARTINEZ EARNS HONORABLE MENTION AS CROSSROADS LEAGUE ANNOUNCED WINNERS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis Men’s Soccer team is excited to announce that senior midfielder Elmar Martinez has earned an honorable mention as the Crossroads League announced its Men’s Soccer award winners. Throughout the season, Martinez scored three goals in 18 games played.

The Crossroads League announced its 2021 Men’s Soccer All-League Team on Monday, following RV Bethel backing up its 2021 Crossroads League Championship in the regular season with the CL Tourney crown on Saturday.

Bethel’s Joao de Oliveira claimed the Crossroads League’s top honor, earning CL Player-of-the-Year recognition, with BU’s head coach, Thiago Pinto, claiming CL Coach-of-the-Year honors.

The Crossroads League’s remaining top honors included James Jenkins of Marian being named the CL Offensive Player of the Year, James Lighton of Huntington being named the CL Defensive Player of the Year, Ze Maria Goncalves of Grace being selected the CL Midfielder of the Year and Grace’s Martim Cardoso being voted the CL Newcomer of the Year.

In addition to those major honors, 22 student-athletes were named as Crossroads League First-Team selections, with 14 others taking home Crossroads League Honorable Mention honors.

The All-Crossroads League awards are voted on by the CL’s head men’s soccer coaches.

2021 Honorable Mention All-Crossroads League

F-Andre Luis Sabino, Bethel

F-Luke Holwerda, Taylor

F-Keon Boney, Mount Vernon Nazarene

F-Nate Van Keulen, Marian

M-Jhon Alzate, Taylor

M-Elmar Martinez, Saint Francis

D-Dylann Merchand, Marian

D-Jefter Pereira, Bethel

D-Ryan Walters, Mount Vernon Nazarene

D-James McBride, Taylor

G-Franklin Joyce, Bethel

G-Joshua Dunn, Mount Vernon Nazarene

G-Matteo Conci, Grace

G-Aaron Carr, Indiana Wesleyan

INDIANA SOUTH BEND VOLLEYBALL: POWELL NAMED CCAC SETTER OF THE YEAR; FOUR TITANS EARN ALL-CCAC HONORS

CHICAGO, Ill. – IU South Bend was well represented as the 2021 All-CCAC Women’s Volleyball Team was announced by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference on Monday.

Four players earned all-conference honors, led by junior setter McKenzie Powell, who was named the 2021 CCAC Setter of the Year, in addition to her First Team selection. Powell averaged 10.7 assists per set on the year, as well as 3.1 digs per set – the highest average among setters in the CCAC, and 14th-most in the league overall.

Joining Powell on the All-CCAC First Team is a pair of seniors, in middle hitters Hannah Marchand and Julie Brown. The duo rank among the conference leaders in a number of categories, as Marchand finished the regular season with 4.1 kills per set, 2nd in the CCAC. The Sturgis, Mich. native was also 2nd in the league in points per set (4.9), and was 4th in attack percentage (.297), aces per set (0.38), and block assists (72).

Brown claimed the league lead in attack percentage, hitting at a .370 clip throughout the season. She was also 5th in points, at 4.0 per set, and 6th in kills, with 3.4 per set. The senior placed among the top ten in total blocks, with a team-high 81 on the year.

Among the All-CCAC Second Team selections is freshman libero Suriya Van der Oord. In her first season with the Titans, Van der Oord was one of six players in the CCAC to average over four digs per set, finishing the regular season 5th in the league at 4.3.

In the 11-year history of the IUSB volleyball program, 2021 marks the first time the Titans have claimed the CCAC Setter of the Year, and just the second time ever the Titans have had three All-CCAC First Team selections, and four All-CCAC picks overall.

The Titans continue their postseason run this weekend, when they travel to No. 2 Viterbo (Wisc.) for the Opening Round of the 2021 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship, on Saturday, November 20.

IU SOUTH BEND VOLLEYBALL: TITANS TO FACE #2 VITERBO IN NAIA TOURNAMENT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – IU South Bend learned they are heading north for the next stop on the Titans’ postseason run, as the 48-team field for the 2021 NAIA Women’s Volleyball National Championship was announced on Monday. The Titans will face No. 2 Viterbo (Wisc.) on Saturday, November 20.

The V-Hawks, out of La Crosse, Wisc., were the regular season and tournament champions of the North Star Athletic Association, and enter the NAIA Tournament with a 37-1 overall record. The Titans and V-Hawks have met just once before in program history, with Viterbo winning at home in straight sets during the 2019 season.

The Titans are making their third-ever appearance in the NAIA Tournament, since the program’s debut in 2011. This season, IUSB hold a 22-7 overall record, matching the team’s all-time record for wins in a season. The Titans placed second in the CCAC regular season with a 16-2 record, and reached the championship match of the CCAC Tournament last weekend.

The winner of Saturday’s matchup will advance to play at the Tyson Events Center in Sioux City, Iowa on November 30 and December 1 for the pool play stage of the tournament.

PURDUE NORTHWEST MEN’S BASKETBALL: MEN’S BASKETBALL SET TO HOST WESTVILLE HOME OPENER ON TUESDAY

HAMMOND & WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Purdue Northwest men’s basketball team will host East-West University tomorrow on PNW’s Westville Campus in the first of back-to-back home games this week. Tuesday’s non-conference matchup will tip off at 7 p.m. CST inside H.D. Kesling Gymnasium. The Pride will return to the Hammond Campus Fitness & Recreation Center for Thursday’s Region clash at 7 p.m. CST against Indiana Northwest.

BUY TICKETS HERE

Digital tickets can easily be purchased at PNWathletics.com/tickets or by downloading the HomeTown Fan App. Season passes, featuring a family pack, are available for women’s and men’s basketball home games at the link above. Single-game tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-17. PNW students attend all home games for free by displaying a valid PNW student ID card.

HOW TO WATCH

Both games this week will be streamed live on the PNW Athletics Channel available through JEDtv.com. Links to watch the live stream and follow live stats of the contest will also be made available on PNWathletics.com.

LAST TIME OUT

PNW opened the 2021-22 campaign with a pair of narrow defeats last weekend at the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge, hosted by Rockhurst University in Kansas City. The Pride fell 76-71 to William Jewell College on Friday and then suffered a 63-56 setback against RU on Saturday. Jonte Coleman led PNW with a 21-point effort on seven made threes in Saturday’s contest. It was the most 3-pointers made in a game by a Pride men’s basketball player since Chandler Spring (’20) drilled eight threes against Ashland two seasons ago. Caleb Zurliene led the Pride with 16 points on Friday along with Sangolay Njie’s first career double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.

SERIES HISTORY

Tuesday’s game will be the second meeting between PNW and EWU. The Pride scored 58 second-half points to defeat the Phantoms 82-62 two years ago at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium. Jyrus Freels scored 14 points and grabbed eight boards in that matchup. Gregory Boyle also reached double figures in the scoring column with 11 points.

Purdue Northwest vs. East-West; PNW leads 1-0

12/19/19, 82-62 PNW (home – Westville)

PNW IN HOME OPENERS

The PNW men’s basketball team is 2-3 in home openers and tomorrow night’s game will mark the second home opener to be played at H.D. Kesling Gymnasium. The Pride hosted Rockhurst for the 2017-18 home opener in Westville.

PNW holds an overall record of 10-16 in games played in Westville.

A LOOK AHEAD

The PNW men’s basketball team will continue its non-conference tour this week with a home game against Indiana Northwest on Thursday, Nov. 18 in Hammond, and a road game at Quincy (IL) on Saturday, Nov. 20.

INDIANA TECH MEN’S HOCKEY: BARNHILL NAMED WHAC PLAYER OF THE WEEK

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Indiana Tech sophomore Ty Barnill was named the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Defensive Player of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

Barnhill started both games against No. 15-ranked Aquinas College over the weekend and came away with a pair of wins for the No. 10-ranked Warriors. He allowed just three goals in 120 minutes in the crease while making 48 saves for a .941 save percentage and a 1.50 goals against average.

It’s the first time this season, and second time in his career, that he has won the weekly award.

INDIANA TECH WOMEN’S WRESTLING: SOARES NAMED MSC WRESTLER OF THE WEEK

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Indiana Tech sophomore Tehani Soares was named the Mid-South Conference Women’s Wrestler of the Week, sponsored by Alliance Corporation, the conference office announced Monday.

Soares started off a busy weekend Saturday at the Adrian College Duals by going 3-0 with four tech falls and a pin before going 3-0 the following day at the Adrian College Open and winning the 109-lbs. title.

This is the first time in her career that she has won the weekly award from the conference.

INDIANA TECH MEN’S SOCCER: WARRIORS DRAW WARNER PACIFIC IN NAIA OPENING ROUND

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Indiana Tech men’s soccer team will take on Warner Pacific University in their first game of the 2021 NAIA Men’s Soccer National Championship Opening Round, presented by Select Sport America, as the NAIA national office released the official list of qualifiers and brackets for all 10 Opening Round sites of the National Championship Monday.

Indiana Tech will be the top-seed in the Fort Wayne Bracket with a 16-1-3 record and ranked in the NAIA Coaches’ Top 25 Poll while Warner Pacific is the number four seed with a 16-3-2 mark. Milligan University and William Penn University were also sent to the Summit City and be the number two and three seeds, respectively with records of 15-2-1 and 12-7-0.

This is the third straight season that Indiana Tech has hosted an Opening Round site of the NAIA National Championship and is making their fifth appearance in the national tournament and third straight. The Warriors are 4-4-0 in their previous four appearances in the national tournament.

Indiana Tech and Warner Pacific will get things started Thursday, November 18 at 1 p.m. from Warrior Athletic Field while Milligan and William Penn get underway at 4 p.m. The two winners will then face off on Saturday, November 20 for the right to be one of 10 teams in Decatur, Alabama for the final site of the 2021 NAIA National Championship.

All games will be broadcasted live on the Indiana Tech Athletics YouTube channel via Summit City Sports and have live stats available here.

Tickets can be purchased online here or at the gate. Admission is $8 for anyone 8 years or older, while kids 8 and younger are $5.

GRACE COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER: NAIA BOUND: WOMEN’S SOCCER HEADED TO TENNESSEE FOR OPENING ROUND

WINONA LAKE, Ind. – For the fourth straight season, Grace’s women’s soccer team is headed to the NAIA National Championships.

The Lady Lancers will be making their fifth appearance to the national tournament, all under head coach Michael Voss.

No. 18 Grace is headed to the University of Tennessee-Southern to play in its Opening Round pod. The four-team pod includes No. 4 UT-Southern, No. 18, Grace, No. 25 SCAD-Savannah and Judson.

Grace will take on No. 25 SCAD-Savannah on Thursday in the opening round. With a victory on Thursday, Grace would advance to play the winner of No. 4 UT-Southern and Judson on Saturday.

The winner of each of the 10 NAIA pods will secure a spot at the NAIA final site in Orange Beach, Ala., beginning on Nov. 30.

The Lady Lancers also played at Tennessee-Southern last year for their NAIA pod. Grace won the opening match before falling to the hosts 1-0 in a hard-fought match.

Grace owns a 3-2 record in the NAIA tournament over the past two years.

ST. MARY OF THE WOODS VOLLEYBALL: SMWC WINS SCHOOL’S FIRST USCAA DI VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Pomeroys won the school’s first USCAA D1 Volleyball National Championship on Saturday, November 13th, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. SMWC defeated Bluefield State College in three sets to win the championship match. The Pomeroys’ first volleyball championship came in Head Coach Ashley Harris’ first year at the helm.

The Pomeroys lost only two sets during the entire tournament, defeating University of Maine-Fort Kent and D’Youville College on Thursday to advance to the semifinals on Friday where they won over Carlow University to advance to the championship game.

Jocelyn Rivas and Hannah Zuege each had 15 kills, while Adrienne Roberts registered 36 assists. Rivas also had 14 digs, and Evelyn Arreola produced 11 digs in the win against Bluefield State College.  Zuege, Rivas and Roberts were named to the All-Tournament team and Zuege was named the 2021 Tournament MVP.

Coach Ashley Harris was elated with the efforts of her team. “I am so proud of this team and everything that they have accomplished this season. They fought through a ton of adversity and accomplished something never before done in school history. This program is built around culture, and we are champions today because of that culture and an amazing group of women.”

Brennan Randolph, vice president of enrollment management and institutional technology who oversees athletics, said, “In just three months, Coach Ashley Harris and Assistant Coach Ian Harris have built a team full of grit and determination with a focus on team culture. Congratulations to the entire team on their efforts to win the College’s first volleyball championship.”

Hannah Zuege and Alondra Garcia were selected first-team USCAA Women’s Volleyball Division I All-Americans, while Adrienne Roberts was named honorable mention.    

GOSHEN COLLEGE MEN’S SOCCER:    BONTREGER CLAIMS SPOT ON ALL-CROSSROADS LEAGUE FIRST-TEAM

JACKSON, Mich. – The men’s soccer head coaches in the Crossroads League recently voted on which student-athletes would make the All-Crossroads League Team. Maple Leafs senior Lucas Bontreger earned a spot on the First Team.

“We are very excited for Lucas,” head coach Victor Newberg shared. “Throughout his four years, he has proven to be one of the league’s best attacking players.”

Bontreger earned a position on the All-Conference Second-Team last year.

The forward led the team with nine goals, five assists, 47 shots, 23 shots on goal, and 23 points earned. He bookended the season with two goals in the first match of the year at Brescia and two during the season finale at home against Huntington. He played in 17 games and started in 16 of them. Bontreger was declared the Everence Student-Athlete of the Week three times this fall season – an award that recognizes outstanding performances by Goshen College student-athletes.

Bontreger’s nine goals this season ranked fourth in the Crossroads League. His 23 points were tied for second in the league behind Martim Cardoso from Grace. Lastly, his 47 shots were also tied for second among all Crossroads League players. Luke Holwerda from Taylor led the league with 48 shots. “I am glad to see Lucas recognized for his hard work and dedication to improving his craft and the team,” said Newberg.

In his four years as a Maple Leaf, Bontreger played in 59 games and started in 48 of them. He scored 30 goals and racked up 12 assists.

The Crossroads League Player of the Year award went to Joao de Oliveira, a junior from Bethel. Bethel’s head coach Thiago Pinto was honored with the Crossroads League Coach of the Year title.

GOSHEN COLLEGE WOMEN’S SOCCER: TRIO OF GOSHEN WOMEN’S SOCCER STARS RECOGNIZED BY CONFERENCE

JACKSON, Mich. – The Goshen women’s soccer program saw three of its student-athletes earn honors from the Crossroads League on Monday. Senior Paige Renshaw and freshmen Karitas María Arnardóttir and Brynja Rut Hjartardottir were named All-Crossroads League Honorable Mention.

Forward Paige Renshaw led the Maple Leafs with five goals this season. She also led the team with 11 points, was second in shots (36), and third in shots on goal (16). “I couldn’t be more proud of Paige and I am really happy the other Crossroads League coaches recognized her,” said head coach Justin Crew. “She fought through a lot of adversity to be able to play her senior year.”

Two of the senior’s goals this year were game-winners. Her most important goal came early in the second half against Huntington. It was the launching pad to two more Goshen goals, and the win secured the Maple Leafs a spot in the Crossroads League Tournament. “She definitely earned this recognition,” Crew continued. “We will miss her.”

Karitas María Arnardóttir is the first Goshen defender to recognize for her award. Arnardóttir started in all 17 games that she played in this season. During her effort to defend goals against the Mape Leafs, she also scored one of her own against Mount Vernon Nazarene on September 29.

The second freshman defender award winner for Goshen is Brynja Rut Hjartardottir. Hjartardottir started in 16 of the 17 games she played in during her first year as a Maple Leaf. In addition to her stellar defense, she added two goals and four assists to help Goshen offensively. Hjartardottir took 15 shots – with eight being on goal.

“The Crossroads League is the toughest conference in the country. So it says a lot for Brynja and Karitas to get All-Conference Honorable Mention as freshmen,” Crew remarked. “They were very consistent in how they played all year. It is not an easy thing to do, especially as freshmen. I am so happy they both chose Goshen College, and I am excited to see what happens over the next three seasons.”

The Crossroads Player of the Year Award went to Erin Oleksak from Marian. It is the third-straight year she has won the award. Spring Arbor head coach Jason Crist was voted the Crossroads League Coach of the Year.

GOSHEN MEN’S BASKETBALL: EVERENCE STUDENT-ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: RYAN MANSBARGER, MEN’S BASKETBALL

GOSHEN, Ind. — Ryan Mansbarger, a senior on the Goshen College men’s basketball team, has been named the Everence Student-Athlete of the Week for the week of November 8 – November 15!

Mansbarger played 40 minutes during Saturday’s home overtime matchup with Madonna. The senior had impressive numbers in a variety of categories, with 17 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and five steals. He was 7-18 from the field and 3-9 behind the arc. Mansbarger’s five steals were a career-high, and his five assists tied his best mark.

Mansbarger is now averaging 11.2 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The men’s basketball team is on the road on Tuesday at Roosevelt. The game will start at 7:00 pm EST. The men will be back at home on Saturday, November 20 to face Saint Francis (Ind.) at 3:00 pm. It will be the first conference game of the season. The women will play the first game of the home doubleheader against the Cougars at 1:00 pm. We’ll see you there for both games!

Congratulations, Ryan!

The Everence Student-Athlete of the Week award recognizes outstanding performances by Goshen College student-athletes and is selected each week by the GC sports information office. It is sponsored by Everence, a faith-based financial services organization headquartered in Goshen.

2021-22 Everence Student-Athletes of the Week

Aug. 16 – Naomi Willis, women’s volleyball

Aug. 23 – Lucas Bontreger, men’s soccer

Aug. 30 – Amy Drew, women’s soccer

Sept. 6 – Nelson Kemboi, men’s cross country

Sept. 13 – Summer Cooper, women’s cross country

Sept. 20 – Pedro Scattolon, men’s tennis

Sept. 27 – Nelson Kemboi, men’s cross country

Oct. 4 – Summer Cooper, women’s cross country

Oct. 11 – Annika Fisher, women’s cross country

Oct. 18 – Lucas Bontreger, men’s soccer

Oct. 25 – Nelson Kemboi, men’s cross country

Nov. 1 – Lucas Bontreger, men’s soccer

Nov. 8 – Paige Renshaw, women’s soccer

Nov. 15 – Ryan Mansbarger, men’s basketball

HCAC NOTEBOOKS

HCAC 2021 MEN’S AND WOMEN’S SWIMMING AND DIVING NOTEBOOK, WEEK 5

Athletes of the Week:
Men’s Swimming Athlete of the Week:
Campbell Coyle (Danville, Ky.) Franklin College | First-Year – Coyle Earned four individual wins and took part in two relay victories for Franklin as they picked up dual wins over Transylvania and Centre. Friday night against Transy, he claimed first place in the 50 free (22.18) and the 100 free (48.33) while swimming the first leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay. The next day against Centre, he won the 200 free (1:45.72) and the 500 free (4:55.55) while taking part in the winning 400 freestyle relay team.
Men’s Diving Athlete of the Week:
Gague Creech (Franklin, Ind.) Franklin College | Junior – Creech won all three of his events across two meets over the weekend. Against Transylvania, he put up winnings scores of 271.45 on the 1-meter board and 318.40 on the 3-meter board. Against Centre on Saturday, he won both 1-meter diving sessions, finishing with a total score of 304.62.
Women’s Swimming Athlete of the Week:
Caileigh McCafferty (Wonder Lake, Ill.) Franklin College | Junior – McCafferty picked up three wins and one runner-up finish over the weekend as the Grizzly women claimed dual wins over Transy and Centre. She topped the field in the 100 butterfly (1:02.68) and 100 backstroke (1:03.28) on Friday night in an impressive win over the Pioneers. She took first in the 200 backstroke (2:15.33) and second in the 200 freestyle (2:00.77) against Centre while also competing in the 400 freestyle relay.
Women’s Diving Athlete of the Week:
Halle Strege (McCordsville, Ind.) Anderson University | Junior – Strege took first in the 11-dive 1-meter diving event with a school-record score of 421.65 points. She put together and average of 38.33 points per dive.
 
Notable Performances:
Men’s

  • Evan Kropf (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Anderson University | Senior – Kropf raced to first in the 100 individual medley with a school-record time of 56.03 seconds. Kropf also won both of the relays he competed on, taking first in the 200 medley relay (1:46.97) and the 200 freestyle relay (2:11.90).
  • Matthew Hayward (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Anderson University | Sophomore – Hayward claimed first in the 11-dive 1-meter diving event with a score of 470.50 points and an average of 42.77 points per dive.
  • Will Morgan (Lapel, Ind.) Hanover College | Sophomore – Morgan posted a record-setting day to lead the Panthers over the weekend. The sophomore took second in the 100-yard IM with a school-record time of 58.84. He also claimed the top mark in the 100-yard breast touching the wall in a time of 1:06.62.
  • Connor Hood (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Junior – Hood was the lone Pioneer men’s racer to capture a first-place victory against the Franklin College Grizzlies in their Friday night dual meet in Lexington. Hood captured a decisive first-place showing in the men’s 100 backstroke, winning 56.89 seconds. Along with his first place finish, Hood added two runner-up finishes in the men’s 200 freestyle (1:52.36), and the men’s 200 medley relay (1:41.56).

Women’s

  • Lily Hunter (Westfield, Ind.) Anderson University | Junior – Hunter raced to first in the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.07 seconds. She also contributed to two relays, taking first in the 200 medley relay (2:02.26) and second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:51.17).
  • Brooke Kleman (Glandorf, Ohio) Bluffton University | Senior – Kleman powered a Bluffton team that was just 10 points away from a second-place finish. She took first in the 100-yard breaststroke with a school-record time of 1:14.46 and she followed that up with victory in the 100-yard IM, also etching her name in the record book with a time of 1:06.85. The 200-yard medley relay, consisting of Kleman, MacKenzie Martin, Stacey Chirewa and Isabel Miller took third in 2:25.31 as the Beavers battled Anderson and Hanover on Saturday.
  • Ilys Anderson (Hebron, Ky.) Hanover College | Junior – Anderson led the Panthers as they competed against Anderson and Bluffton this past weekend. The junior won the 100-yard free with a time of 59.16, while taking second in the 50-yard free in a time of 26.98. She also was a part of the 200-yard free relay that won the event in a time of 1:49.52.
  • Kelsey Anderson (Crawfordsville, Ind.) Manchester University | First-Year – Anderson won a pair of events on Saturday at Wilmington, claiming the top spots in the 200-freestyle and 100-breaststroke with respective times of 2:34.74 and 1:29.85 Her time in the 100-breaststroke was the ninth-best time in school history. Anderson added a runner-up placement in the 200-breaststroke, clocking in a time of 3:14.29 – good enough for fourth-place on the all-time top 10 listings.
  • Mackie Redford (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Sophomore – Redford brought home a first-place finish in the women’ 1-meter dive on Friday night in Transylvania’s dual meet with Franklin. Redford earned 227.05 points over her six dives to beat five other Franklin divers in the event. Redford topped off her night with a second-place finish in the women’s 3-meter dive, earning 224.80 points.

HCAC 2021 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK, WEEK 2

Athlete of the Week:
Nysha Speed (Sterling Heights, Mich.) Defiance College | Guard | Senior – Speed started her senior campaign on a high note helping guide the Yellow Jackets to a 2-0 start and recording back-to-back double-doubles. She notched 13 points and ten rebounds in a 64-59 win over Adrian last Monday, and on Saturday tallied a career-high in points with 21 and career-best in rebounds with 11 in a 62-46 win against Bryant & Stratton.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Lexi Dellinger (Berne, Ind.) Anderson University | Guard | Senior – Dellinger racked up 10 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists and three steals during Anderson’s 55-67 loss to Ohio Northern on Saturday.
  • Amari Bradford (Englewood, Ohio) Earlham College | Guard | First-Year – Bradford led the Quakers this week with 19.5 ppg. The first year from Englewood scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an overtime loss to Olivet on Monday. She then tallied 14 points with five boards on Saturday against Muskingum.
  • CiCi Bailey (Milan, Ind.) Franklin College | Forward | Sophomore – Bailey was an absolute force for Franklin in their season-opening 91-76 win over Olivet on Friday night, setting career-highs in points and rebounds with 14 in each category. She recorded her first career double-double and added one block, one steal and three assists.
  • Katherine Benter (Brownstown, Ind.) Hanover College | Guard | First-Year – Benter led the Panthers to the convincing 72-54 victory over Elmhurst. The first year made her debut over the weekend netting a game-high 15 points including a perfect 4-for-4 mark from the free-throw line. She also pulled in six rebounds and dished out a team-high three assists.
  • Miranda Bieghler (Plainfield, Ind.) Manchester University | Guard | Senior – Bieghler had 12 points and a career-high six steals in Manchester’s 60-43 win over Kalamazoo last Friday. The Spartans came away with 20 steals in the win while forcing the Hornets to commit 35 total turnovers.
  • Jordan Barlow (Haven, Kan.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Junior – Barlow tied a career-high with 20 points and added eight rebounds and three blocked shots as Rose-Hulman narrowly fell to Berea 65-61 on Nov. 13. Berea finished 25-4 in its most recent season and returns the top three scorers from that NCAA Tournament team.
  • Madison Kellione (Cynthiana, Ky.) Transylvania University | Guard | Junior – Kellione scored a game-high 23 points to lead the Pioneers to a decisive 80-47 win at the Spalding University Eagles in Transylvania’s season-opener. The reigning HCAC Tournament Most Valuable Player had an all-around performance, shooting an efficient 8-for-12 from the field, hitting two 3-pointers, and tallying a game-high five assists, and matched a career-high with four steals, and also added three rebounds. The Pioneers were a plus-28 during her 26 minutes on the floor.

HCAC 2021 MEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK, WEEK 2

Athlete of the Week:
Maurice Knight (Frankton, Ind.) Anderson University | Wing | Senior – Knight averaged 23 points, 10 rebounds and 1.5 blocks last week. He notched 21 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and two blocks against Adrian on Friday. Knight then contributed 25 points and nine rebounds against Kalamazoo on Saturday.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Jameel Cosby (Springfield, Ohio) Bluffton University | Guard | Senior – Cosby was a perfect 8-of-8 at the line on his way to a career-high 28 points at Alma on Tuesday night. He stuffed the stat sheet with team highs of six boards, three assists and four steals.
  • Matt Krause (West Lafayette, Ind.) Franklin College | Forward | Senior – Krause led the Grizzlies with 17 points, going 6-for-12 from the floor and 3-for-3 from three-point range in a season-opening loss to Otterbein on Wednesday.
  • Matt Munoz (Indianapolis, Ind.) Hanover College | Forward | Sophomore – Munoz helped pace the Panthers as they defeated Wabash 83-81 and fell in an exhibition contest at Indiana State. The sophomore netted a team-best 10 points at Indiana State, including 2-for-3 from three-point. In the contest with Wabash, he added seven points, a team-high six rebounds, and a perfect mark from three-point.
  • Columbus Quentez (South Bend, Ind.) Manchester University | Guard | First-Year – Columbus saw a lot of court time during the first week of his collegiate career. He scored in double-figures in all three games for the Spartans. Finished with 11 pts and six assists against No. 7 Trine, added 13 pts and five assists at Kalamazoo and rounded out the week with 18 pts at Adrian. For the week averaged 14.0 ppg, four apg, three rpg on 61.5 percent shooting (16-26).
  • Dillon Duff (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Forward | Sophomore – Duff scored 15 points on 6-11 from the field with four rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal as Rose-Hulman defeated MIAA title contender Albion 72-58 in the season opener. 

HCAC 2021 Football Notebook, Week 11

Athletes of the Week:
Offensive Athlete of the Week:
Shane Welshans (Robards, Ky.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Running Back | Senior – Welshans rushed for 113-yards and three touchdowns on 34 carries to help balance the offense as Rose-Hulman defeated Mount St. Joseph 58-21 in the HCAC Championship Game. Welshans scored the game’s first two touchdowns and also had an eight-yard touchdown in the second quarter.
Defensive Athlete of the Week:
Michael Cross (Arcadia, Ind.) Manchester University | Defensive Back | Senior – Cross led the Manchester defense to its second shutout of the season on Saturday afternoon. Cross was outstanding, providing two of Manchester’s four interceptions on the day. Cross had interception returns of 24 and 10-yards. In addition to his two picks, Michael finished with six tackles, recovered a fumble, and also broke up a pass. The Spartans kept Anderson off the scoreboard in a 3-0 Bronze Ball victory.
Special Teams Athlete of the Week:
Jake Baumgartner (Toldeo, Ohio) Bluffton University | Kicker/Punter | Junior – Baumgartner was a perfect 3-of-3 on field goals and 3-of-3 on PAT’s for 12 points on the day as Bluffton put ‘The Hammer’ down on rival Defiance. He also kicked off six times with a 51.7 yards per kick average, including two touchbacks.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Jawan Coney (Hammond, Ind.) Anderson University | Defensive Line | Sophomore – Coney recorded 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pass breakup. Anderson fell to Manchester 3-0.
  • Sam Feola (Ridgeville, Ind.) Anderson University | Linebacker | Sophomore – Feola blocked a kick during Anderson’s 3-0 loss to Manchester on Saturday.
  • Stephan Kosakoski (Cleveland, Ohio) Bluffton University | Defensive Back | Senior – Kosakowski finished with seven tackles, including a TFL for eight yards, a pickoff that he took back 20-yards and two breakups as Bluffton downed Defiance 30-12 in the rivalry matchup for ‘The Hammer’.
  • Dylann McKinney (Evansville, Ind.) Franklin College | Wide Receiver | Sophomore – McKinney caught five passes for 167-yards and a pair of scores, helping Franklin earn a comeback 27-16 win over Hanover in the Victory Bell Game. He put the game out of reach late with a career-long 87-yard touchdown grab.
  • Jason Pigg (Veedersburg, Ind.) Franklin College | Linebacker | Senior – Pigg turned in a stellar performance in his final career game, leading all players with 14 tackles and anchoring a Franklin defense that held Hanover in check in a 27-16 win. He had a career-high 10 solo tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss.
  • Carter Brown (New Castle, Ind.) Franklin College | Kicker | Senior – Brown connected on all three extra points and knocked in a 28-yard field goal in Franklin’s 27-16 win over Hanover.
  • Matthew Weimer (Georgetown, Ind.) Hanover College | Quarterback | Senior – Weimer paced the Panther offense with 185-yards through the air and one touchdown. The senior went 25-of-40 with a 21-yard hook-up.
  • Jayleem Santos (Warner Robins, Ga.) Hanover College | Defensive Back | First-Year – Santos led the Panther defense as he charted six tackles, including two solo stops. He also added 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack. To wrap up his impressive afternoon, the first year also forced a fumble.
  • Andrew Kibler (Cape Coral, Fla.) Manchester University | Kicker | Senior – Kibler provided the difference in Manchester’s 3-0 Bronze Ball victory over rival Anderson. Kibler connected on a 39-yarder early in the fourth quarter to help propel the Spartans to victory. He punted nine times with two punts landing inside the 20-yard line. Longest punt of the day went for 41-yards.
  • Riley Roberts (Greenwood, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Defensive Back | Senior – Roberts returned an interception 39-yards to the eight-yard line to set up a late first half touchdown in Rose-Hulman’s 58-21 win over Mount St. Joseph in the HCAC Championship Game. He also added three tackles and two tackles-for-loss on the day.
  • Jonathan Oliger (Mount Zion, Ill.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Kicker | First-Year – Oliger hit a 27-yard field goal and finished 7-8 on extra points as Rose-Hulman defeated Mount St. Joseph 58-21 in the HCAC Championship Game.

NFL STANDINGS

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
BUFFALO BILLS630.6670.02801353-1-03-2-05-3-03-0-01 W
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS640.6000.52751772-4-04-0-05-1-02-1-04 W
MIAMI DOLPHINS370.3003.51772522-3-01-4-03-5-01-2-02 W
NEW YORK JETS270.2224.01612962-2-00-5-02-5-00-3-02 L
 
WEST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS640.6000.02622413-2-03-2-02-4-01-1-03 W
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS540.5560.52192282-3-03-1-03-2-02-0-01 L
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS540.5560.52102303-2-02-2-04-2-01-2-02 L
DENVER BRONCOS550.5001.02001832-3-03-2-02-4-00-1-01 L
 
NORTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
BALTIMORE RAVENS630.6670.02312174-1-02-2-04-3-00-1-01 L
PITTSBURGH STEELERS531.6110.51771853-2-12-1-03-2-01-1-01 T
CINCINNATI BENGALS540.5561.02362032-2-03-2-03-2-02-1-02 L
CLEVELAND BROWNS550.5001.52312413-2-02-3-03-4-01-1-01 L
 
SOUTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
TENNESSEE TITANS820.8000.02782324-1-04-1-05-1-03-0-06 W
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS550.5003.02682303-3-02-2-04-3-02-2-02 W
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS270.2225.51492322-3-00-4-02-5-00-3-01 L
HOUSTON TEXANS180.1116.51282581-3-00-5-01-5-01-1-08 L
 
NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE
EAST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
DALLAS COWBOYS720.7780.02841954-1-03-1-05-1-02-0-01 W
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES460.4003.52572310-4-04-2-03-3-00-1-01 W
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM360.3334.01852462-3-01-3-03-2-01-0-01 W
NEW YORK GIANTS360.3334.01792162-3-01-3-02-4-00-2-01 W
 
WEST DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
ARIZONA CARDINALS820.8000.02871893-2-05-0-04-2-03-0-01 L
LOS ANGELES RAMS730.7001.02712273-2-04-1-05-2-01-2-02 L
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS450.4443.52162121-4-03-1-04-4-01-3-01 W
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS360.3334.51811861-3-02-3-01-4-01-1-01 L
 
NORTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
GREEN BAY PACKERS820.8000.02161804-0-04-2-06-1-02-0-01 W
MINNESOTA VIKINGS450.4443.52212112-2-02-3-03-2-01-0-01 W
CHICAGO BEARS360.3334.51502242-2-01-4-01-4-01-1-04 L
DETROIT LIONS081.0567.01502600-4-00-4-10-6-00-3-01 T
 
SOUTH DIVISION
 WLTPCTGBPFPAHOMEROADVS. CONFVS. DIVSTREAK
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS630.6670.02792124-0-02-3-04-3-01-1-02 L
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS540.5561.02221782-2-03-2-04-3-01-2-02 L
CAROLINA PANTHERS550.5001.52051932-3-03-2-03-4-02-0-01 W
ATLANTA FALCONS450.4442.01782631-3-03-2-02-5-01-2-01 L

NBA STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
BROOKLYN104.7144-26-22-08-48-23 W
NEW YORK86.5712.03-45-23-17-65-51 W
PHILADELPHIA86.5712.04-44-20-45-66-44 L
BOSTON77.5003.02-35-41-26-65-51 W
TORONTO78.4673.52-65-23-27-65-52 L
 
CENTRAL DIVISON
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
CHICAGO104.7145-25-22-05-36-42 W
CLEVELAND96.6001.54-35-31-06-36-41 L
MILWAUKEE68.4294.01-45-42-05-53-72 L
INDIANA69.4004.54-22-70-13-75-51 L
DETROIT310.2316.51-52-50-42-93-71 L
 
SOUTHEAST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
WASHINGTON103.7696-14-22-18-38-25 W
MIAMI95.6431.54-15-42-04-26-42 W
CHARLOTTE87.5333.04-24-51-15-34-63 W
ATLANTA69.4005.05-11-82-14-43-72 W
ORLANDO311.2147.51-62-50-41-92-83 L
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
NORTHWEST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
DENVER95.6437-12-42-16-47-31 L
UTAH85.6150.54-24-32-05-05-52 L
PORTLAND78.4672.56-11-70-15-54-61 W
OKLAHOMA CITY58.3853.53-42-40-15-55-52 L
MINNESOTA49.3084.52-62-30-13-82-82 L
 
PACIFIC DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
GOLDEN STATE112.8468-13-13-08-18-21 L
PHOENIX103.7691.05-25-12-18-39-19 W
LA CLIPPERS85.6153.06-32-20-16-37-31 L
LA LAKERS87.5334.07-51-20-25-66-41 L
SACRAMENTO68.4295.52-44-41-24-74-61 W
 
SOUTHWEST DIVISION
 WLPCTGBHOMEROADDIVCONFLAST 10STREAK
DALLAS94.6926-13-35-07-17-32 W
MEMPHIS77.5002.55-32-41-16-45-51 W
SAN ANTONIO49.3085.02-42-50-31-73-72 L
NEW ORLEANS213.1338.01-61-71-12-71-91 L
HOUSTON113.0718.51-50-80-21-110-1012 L

NHL STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
ATLANTIC DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
FLORIDA PANTHERS151023231056417-0-03-2-35-2-3
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS161051211043427-2-13-3-08-2-0
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING1483319843404-2-24-1-16-1-3
DETROIT RED WINGS1787218849555-2-23-5-04-5-1
BOSTON BRUINS1385016741376-1-02-4-06-4-0
BUFFALO SABRES1466214543435-2-11-4-13-5-2
MONTREAL CANADIENS17411210436583-5-11-6-13-5-2
OTTAWA SENATORS1541019436523-7-01-3-12-7-1
 
METROPOLITAN DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
CAROLINA HURRICANES131120221145256-1-05-1-08-2-0
WASHINGTON CAPITALS1592422954365-1-34-1-16-2-2
NEW YORK RANGERS1593321842433-1-16-2-26-2-2
NEW JERSEY DEVILS1474317642425-3-12-1-24-3-3
PHILADELPHIA FLYERS1374216736343-2-14-2-15-4-1
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS1385016743406-3-02-2-06-4-0
PITTSBURGH PENGUINS1455414442494-3-21-2-23-5-2
NEW YORK ISLANDERS1255212528335-5-25-3-2
 
WESTERN CONFERENCE
CENTRAL DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
MINNESOTA WILD14104020948434-1-06-3-06-4-0
NASHVILLE PREDATORS1595119844394-3-05-2-18-1-1
WINNIPEG JETS1483319746386-1-12-2-27-1-2
ST. LOUIS BLUES1484218749393-2-15-2-14-4-2
COLORADO AVALANCHE1265113543394-2-12-3-05-4-1
DALLAS STARS1356212432412-2-13-4-14-4-2
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS1549210333514-4-10-5-14-5-1
ARIZONA COYOTES1511313123601-4-00-9-11-9-0
 
PACIFIC DIVISION
 GPWLOTLPTSROWGFGAHOMEROADL10
EDMONTON OILERS141130221059426-1-05-2-07-3-0
ANAHEIM DUCKS1694321957446-2-13-2-27-1-2
CALGARY FLAMES1583420848322-1-36-2-15-2-3
VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS1596018847465-3-04-3-08-2-0
LOS ANGELES KINGS1585218742375-2-03-3-27-2-1
SAN JOSE SHARKS1476115739413-2-14-4-03-6-1
VANCOUVER CANUCKS1659212441552-4-13-5-12-7-1
SEATTLE KRAKEN1541019442553-4-01-6-13-7-0