INDIANA FOOTBALL STATE FINALS

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

2A: ANDREAN (10-3) VS. EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (11-3), 11 A.M. ET

4A: NEW PRAIRIE (13-1) VS. EAST CENTRAL (12-2), 3 P.M.

6A: CARROLL (FW) (13-0) VS. CENTER GROVE (11-2), 7 P.M.

SATURDAY, NOV. 26

A: ADAMS CENTRAL (14-0) VS. LUTHERAN (14-0), 11 A.M.

3A: BISHOP CHATARD (10-4) VS. LAWRENCEBURG (13-1), 3 P.M.

5A: VALPARAISO (10-3) VS. WHITELAND (12-1), 7 P.M.

ALL-MARION COUNTY FOOTBALL TEAM

OFFENSE

QB: THOMAS GOTKOWSKI, BEN DAVIS, JR.

QB: DJ GORDON, PARK TUDOR, JR.

RB: ALI RICHARDSON, LAWRENCE NORTH, SR.

RB: LUKE HANSEN, RONCALLI, SR.

RB: DEEJAY MCFERSON, SPEEDWAY, SR.

WR: MARQUES REESE, BEN DAVIS, SR.

WR: TJ MCWILLIAMS, NORTH CENTRAL, SR.

WR: JOE WALKER, WARREN CENTRAL, SR.

TE: JAREN BOWLING, BREBEUF JESUIT, SR.

OL: ANTHONY BOSWELL, BEN DAVIS, JR.

OL: TREVOR LAUCK, RONCALLI, SR.

OL: BRADY NEU, RONCALLI, SR.

OL: LUKE SKARTVEDT, RONCALLI, SR.

OL: OLAN NELIGH, WARREN CENTRAL, SR.

K: ELIJAH SLIBECK, WARREN CENTRAL, SR.

DEFENSE

DB: DAVID FAIRER, BEN DAVIS, SR.

DB: TRENT BAKER-BOOKER, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, SR.

DB: SAMIRION FORD, LAWRENCE NORTH, SR.

DB: ANDREW BAUGH, RONCALLI, SR.

DB: JOZIAH EDMOND, WARREN CENTRAL, JR.

LB: NYLAN BROWN, BEN DAVIS, JR.

LB: TYLEN CUNNINGHAM, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, SR.

LB: MATAIO RUSSELL, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, JR.

LB: CARTER MCKINSTRY, LAWRENCE NORTH, JR.

LB: LEE ALEXANDER, WARREN CENTRAL, SR.

DL: CAMERON DAVENPORT, BEN DAVIS, SR.

DL: JOSHUA MICKENS, LAWRENCE CENTRAL, SR.

DL: KAM PATTERSON, LUTHERAN, SR.

DL: LUKE SWARTZ, RONCALLI, SR.

P: ANDREW HARGROVE, LAWRENCE NORTH, SR.

AT-LARGE: HUDAURI HINES, FRANKLIN CENTRAL, JR.

HONORABLE MENTION

BEECH GROVE: DOMINIC JENNINGS, MIKE FONSECA, JEREMIAH LEE, JARRON MURRY

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL POLLS

4A

1. SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (5-0)

2. BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (6-0)

3. NOBLESVILLE (5-0)

3. FISHERS (6-0)

5. HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (6-0)

6. ZIONSVILLE (6-0)

7. FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (3-0)

8. HOMESTEAD (5-1)

9. LAKE CENTRAL (3-1)

10. CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (4-0)

11. LAWRENCE CENTRAL (3-1)

12. LAWRENCE NORTH (3-2)

12. WARREN CENTRAL (4-2)

14. BEN DAVIS (3-2)

3A

1. TWIN LAKES (7-0)

2. MISHAWAKA MARIAN (5-1)

3. NORWELL (5-1)

4. INDIAN CREEK (5-0)

5. CORYDON CENTRAL (8-0)

6. HAMILTON HEIGHTS (6-1)

7. JAY COUNTY (4-1)

8. BENTON CENTRAL (2-2)

9. GIBSON SOUTHERN (3-1)

10. DANVILLE (5-1)

11. EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (2-0)

11. BELLMONT (5-1)

13. WEST LAFAYETTE (6-1)

14. FAIRFIELD (5-1)

2A

1. FOREST PARK (6-0)

2. ANDREAN (3-0)

3. NORTH KNOX (6-0)

4. WINCHESTER (3-1)

5. BLACKFORD (6-0)

6. PIONEER (4-0)

7. CARROLL (FLORA) (5-1)

8. EASTERN (PEKIN) (4-1)

9. BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (4-1)

10. CENTRAL NOBLE (7-0)

10. EASTERN HANCOCK (5-1)

12. SEEGER (4-0)

13. EASTBROOK (3-1)

14. TRITON CENTRAL (2-2)

14. UNIVERSITY (3-3)

14. NORTH MIAMI (5-0)

17. AUSTIN (3-2)

17. ALEXANDRIA (5-0)

1A

1. LANESVILLE (5-1)

2. BLUE RIVER (4-0)

3. TRI (5-0)

4. CASTON (6-0)

5. MORGAN TWP. (7-0)

6. TECUMSEH (1-2)

7. TRITON (5-1)

7. TRINITY LUTHERAN (1-1)

9. VINCENNES RIVET (2-2)

10. NORTHEAST DUBOIS (4-2)

11. DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN (6-0)

11. WASHINGTON TWP. (3-1)

13. BETHANY CHRISTIAN (4-1)

13. ROCK CREEK ACADEMY (4-1)

15. KOUTS (3-3)

15. NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG) (4-1)

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCORES

BENTON CENTRAL77NORTH NEWTON16 
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN43RIVERTON PARKE41 
BORDEN43SHAWE MEMORIAL36 
CARROLL (FLORA)67EASTERN (GREENTOWN)22 
CASTON63FRONTIER34 
COWAN48ELWOOD40 
EASTERN GREENE58OWEN VALLEY47 
FORT WAYNE DWENGER49FORT WAYNE NORTH34 
FORT WAYNE WAYNE70FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY29 
HAUSER61SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE)30 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (DYER)73HAMMOND SCIENCE & TECH22 
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN59GREENFIELD-CENTRAL23 
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN43TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN20 
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE50CENTRAL CHRISTIAN30 
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY65INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON29 
LAWRENCEBURG58NORTH DECATUR54 
MORGAN TWP.57BOONE GROVE23 
NORTHEAST DUBOIS40WOOD MEMORIAL33 
NORTHFIELD51PERU45 
PLYMOUTH48LOGANSPORT43 
PURDUE POLY ENGLEWOOD45EMINENCE34 
SOUTHMONT53SOUTH PUTNAM32 
SOUTHRIDGE53BOONVILLE41 
VINCENNES RIVET66SHOALS36 
WARREN CENTRAL72INDIANAPOLIS TECH27 
WHITE RIVER VALLEY62EDGEWOOD48 
WOODLAN64HICKSVILLE (OHIO)51 

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES

BLOOMINGTON LIGHTHOUSE87WASHINGTON CATHOLIC38
CULVER ACADEMY74INDIANAPOLIS HOMESCHOOL55
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (DYER)71HAMMOND SCIENCE & TECH48
INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE72INDIANAPOLIS RIVERSIDE20
OLDENBURG ACADEMY63MADISON CHRISTIAN27
SEEGER75FAITH CHRISTIAN55
WALDRON59ELWOOD35
WARREN CENTRAL90INDIANAPOLIS TECH54
SCHLARMAN (ILL.) TOURNAMENT
COVINGTON62SCHLARMAN (ILL.)47

BOYS BASKETBALL TUESDAY

ALL TIMES EASTERN
ALEXANDRIAATANDERSON PREP ACADEMY7:30 PM
ANDERSONATPENDLETON HEIGHTS7:30 PM
BEECH GROVEATGREENFIELD-CENTRAL7:30 PM
BEN DAVISATFISHERS7:30 PM
BETHANY CHRISTIANATWESTVIEW6:15 PM
BLOOMINGTON NORTHATBEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE7:30 PM
BLOOMINGTON SOUTHATEDGEWOOD7:30 PM
BLUE RIVERATNEW CASTLE7:30 PM
BORDENATEASTERN (PEKIN)7:30 PM
BREBEUF JESUITATINDIANAPOLIS RITTER7:30 PM
BROWN COUNTYATHAUSER7:30 PM
CANNELTONATEVANSVILLE DAY8:00 PM
CARROLL (FLORA)ATLEWIS CASS7:30 PM
CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUALATDECATUR CENTRAL7:30 PM
COLUMBUS NORTHATHERITAGE CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
COWANATSHERIDAN7:30 PM
CRAWFORDSVILLEATGREENCASTLE7:30 PM
CROTHERSVILLEATWALDRON7:30 PM
DEMOTTE CHRISTIANATHEBRON8:00 PM
ELKHARTATNORTHRIDGE7:45 PM
ELKHART CHRISTIANATCLINTON CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIANATNORTHEAST DUBOIS8:00 PM
FAIRFIELDATWAWASEE7:45 PM
FORT WAYNE NORTHATINDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL7:30 PM
FORT WAYNE NORTHROPATDEKALB7:30 PM
FOUNTAIN CENTRALATNORTH MONTGOMERY7:30 PM
FRANKLINATINDIAN CREEK6:00 PM
FRANKLIN COUNTYATHAGERSTOWN7:30 PM
FRONTIERATBENTON CENTRAL7:30 PM
GARY 21ST CENTURYATINDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY7:00 PM
HENRYVILLEATROCK CREEK ACADEMY7:30 PM
INDIANA MATH & SCIENCEATLIBERTY CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
INDIANAPOLIS INTERNATIONALATMTI KNOWLEDGE6:00 PM
JAC-CEN-DELATSOUTH RIPLEY7:30 PM
JAY COUNTYATFORT WAYNE LUERS7:30 PM
KOKOMOATWESTERNPPD.
KOUTSATILLIANA CHRISTIAN8:00 PM
LAKE STATIONATNORTH NEWTON7:30 PM
LAKELAND CHRISTIANATCASTON7:30 PM
LAKEWOOD PARKATHAMILTON7:30 PM
LAPORTEATSOUTH BEND RILEY8:00 PM
LAWRENCE CENTRALATMOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE)7:30 PM
LOOGOOTEEATNORTH DAVIESS7:30 PM
LOWELLATMORGAN TWP.8:00 PM
MEDORAATSHAWE MEMORIAL7:30 PM
MITCHELLATSPRINGS VALLEY7:30 PM
MONROE CENTRALATWINCHESTER7:30 PM
MOUNT VERNON (POSEY)ATVINCENNES RIVET8:00 PM
MUNCIE CENTRALATWAPAHANI7:30 PM
NEW WASHINGTONATCHARLESTOWN7:30 PM
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)ATEASTERN GREENE7:30 PM
NORTH WHITEATNORTH MIAMI7:30 PM
NORTHFIELDATEASTERN (GREENTOWN)7:30 PM
NORTHWESTERNATMADISON-GRANT7:30 PM
PERRY MERIDIANATSOUTHPORT7:30 PM
PORTAGE CHRISTIANATWASHINGTON TWP.7:00 PM
PRAIRIE HEIGHTSATCONCORD7:45 PM
PROVIDENCE CRISTO REYATTRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
RANDOLPH SOUTHERNATUNION (MODOC)6:00 PM
RENSSELAER CENTRALATKANKAKEE VALLEY8:00 PM
SEYMOURATCORYDON CENTRAL7:30 PM
SHOALSATDUGGER UNION6:00 PM
SOUTH BEND ADAMSATVICTORY CHRISTIAN7:00 PM
SOUTH CENTRAL (ELIZABETH)ATNORTH HARRISON7:30 PM
SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS)ATWHEELER8:00 PM
SOUTH DEARBORNATRISING SUN7:30 PM
SOUTH NEWTONATRIVERTON PARKE7:30 PM
SOUTH PUTNAMATCLAY CITY7:30 PM
SOUTHMONTATNORTH PUTNAM7:30 PM
SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE)ATEDINBURGH7:30 PM
SOUTHWOODATBLACKFORD7:45 PM
SPEEDWAYATCOVENANT CHRISTIAN7:30 PM
TERRE HAUTE SOUTHATCLOVERDALE7:30 PM
TIPTONATTRI-CENTRAL7:30 PM
TRINITY LUTHERANATSOUTH DECATUR7:30 PM
WEST CENTRALATOREGON-DAVIS6:30 PM
WEST LAFAYETTEATMCCUTCHEONPPD.
WEST NOBLEATEAST NOBLE7:30 PM
WESTVILLE (ILL.)ATNORTH VERMILLION7:30 PM
WINAMACATTWIN LAKES7:30 PM
WOOD MEMORIALATPRINCETON8:00 PM
ZIONSVILLEATCARMEL7:30 PM

AP MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL

1. NORTH CAROLINA (47)

2. HOUSTON (9)

3. KANSAS (1)

4. TEXAS (5)

5. VIRGINIA (1)

6. GONZAGA

7. BAYLOR

8. DUKE

9. ARKANSAS

10. CREIGHTON

11. INDIANA

12. MICHIGAN STATE

13. AUBURN

14. ARIZONA

15. KENTUCKY

16. ILLINOIS

17. SAN DIEGO STATE

18. ALABAMA

19. UCLA

20. UCONN

21. TEXAS TECH

22. TENNESSEE

23. MARYLAND

24. PURDUE

25. IOWA

AP WOMEN’S BASKETBALL POLLS

1. SOUTH CAROLINA (29)              4-0          725         1

2. STANFORD                                     5-1          687         2

3. UCONN                                           3-0          676         5

4. OHIO ST.                                         4-0          589         8

5. IOWA ST.                                        4-0          586         7

6. INDIANA                                         5-0          549         12

7. NOTRE DAME                               4-0          545         9

8. NORTH CAROLINA                      4-0          473         13

9. IOWA                                               4-1          465         4

10. LOUISVILLE                                  4-1          461         6

11. VIRGINIA TECH                          3-0          403         14

12. LSU                                                 5-0          393         15

13. NC STATE                                     4-1          377         10

14. MARYLAND                                 4-1          319         19

15. ARIZONA                                      4-0          307         18

16. CREIGHTON                                 4-0          306         20

17. UTAH                                             4-0          212         25

18. OREGON                                      3-0          208         21

19. TEXAS                                            1-3          189         3

20. UCLA                                              5-0          185         –

21. BAYLOR                                        3-1          182         17

22. MICHIGAN                                  4-0          116         23

23. TENNESSEE                                  2-3          96           11

23. VILLANOVA                                 4-0          96           24

25. KANSAS ST                                   5-0          71           –

****NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE****

WEEK 13

TUESDAY, NOV. 22

BALL STATE AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

BOWLING GREEN AT OHIO | 7 P.M. | ESPNU

THURSDAY, NOV. 24

ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF AT ALABAMA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

MISSISSIPPI STATE AT OLE MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN

FRIDAY, NOV. 25

TULANE AT CINCINNATI | 12 P.M. | ABC

BAYLOR AT TEXAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN

UTAH STATE AT BOISE STATE | 12 P.M. | CBS

CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN

TOLEDO AT WESTERN MICHIGAN | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

ARIZONA STATE AT ARIZONA | 3 P.M. | FS1

NC STATE AT NORTH CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

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

NEW MEXICO AT COLORADO STATE | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

NEBRASKA AT IOWA | 4 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

UCLA AT CAL | 4:30 P.M. | FOX

FLORIDA AT FLORIDA STATE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

WYOMING AT FRESNO STATE | 10 P.M. | FS1

SATURDAY, NOV. 26

GEORGIA TECH AT GEORGIA | 12 P.M. | ESPN

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

SOUTH CAROLINA AT CLEMSON | 12 P.M. | ABC

WEST VIRGINIA AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

ARMY AT UMASS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

MEW MEXICO STATE AT LIBERTY | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

RUTGERS AT MARYLAND | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

COASTAL CAROLINA AT JAMES MADISON | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

OLD DOMINION AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

GEORGIA STATE AT MARSHALL | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

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

ELON AT FURMAN (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 12 P.M. | ESPN+

EAST CAROLINA AT TEMPLE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

KENT STATE AT BUFFALO | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

AKRON AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN3

RICE AT NORTH TEXAS | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

GRAMBLING VS. SOUTHERN (NEW ORLEANS) | 2 P.M. | NBC

ST. FRANCIS (PA) AT DELAWARE (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

FORDHAM AT NEW HAMPSHIRE (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

DAVIDSON AT RICHMOND (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

LOUISVILLE AT KENTUCKY | 3 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

TROY AT ARKANSAS STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

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

OREGON AT OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

WAKE FOREST AT DUKE | 3:30 P.M.

ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN | 3:30 P.M.

MINNESOTA AT WISCONSIN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

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

HAWAI’I AT SAN JOSE STATE | 3:30 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV

UAB AT LOUISIANA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

UTEP AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | STADIUM

MEMPHIS AT SMU | 3:30 P.M.

IOWA STATE AT TCU | 4 P.M. | FOX

MICHIGAN STATE AT PENN STATE | 4 P.M. | FS1

UTAH AT COLORADO | 4 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK

NORTH DAKOTA AT WEBER STATE (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 4 P.M. | ESPN+

SOUTHERN MISS AT UL MONROE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+

LOUISIANA AT TEXAS STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+

GARDNER-WEBB AT EASTERN KENTUCKY (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 5 P.M. | ESPN+

NEVADA AT UNLV | 6 P.M.

APPALACHIAN STATE AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+

MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT FIU | 6 P.M. | ESPN3

LSU AT TEXAS A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN

UCF AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN2

IDAHO AT SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 7 P.M. | ESPN+

TENNESSEE AT VANDERBILT | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

NOTRE DAME AT USC | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

OKLAHOMA AT TEXAS TECH | 7:30 P.M. | FS1

SYRACUSE AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN3

TULSA AT HOUSTON | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

KANSAS AT KANSAS STATE | 8 P.M. | FOX

PITT AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

AIR FORCE AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 9 P.M. | CBSSN

SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE AT MONTANA (FCS FIRST ROUND) | 10 P.M. | ESPN2

WASHINGTON AT WASHINGTON STATE | 10:30 P.M. | ESPN

BYU AT STANFORD | 11 P.M. | FS1

VIRGINIA AT VIRGINIA TECH – CANCELED

****NFL SCHEDULE****

MONDAY NIGHT SCOREBOARD

SAN FRANCISCO 38 ARIZONA 10: BOX SCORE.. http://hosted.stats.com/fb/boxscore.asp?gamecode=20221121022&home=22&vis=25&final=true

WEEK 12

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2022

BUFFALO BILLS AT DETROIT LIONS (THANKSGIVING) 12:30P (ET) 12:30P CBS

NEW YORK GIANTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS (THANKSGIVING) 3:30P (CT) 4:30P FOX

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (THANKSGIVING) 7:20P (CT) 8:20P NBC

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2022

DENVER BRONCOS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

BALTIMORE RAVENS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

HOUSTON TEXANS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

CHICAGO BEARS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

ATLANTA FALCONS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 2:05P (MT) 4:05P CBS

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS

LOS ANGELES RAMS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC*

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2022

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN

****TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD****

#4 TEXAS 73 NORTHERN ARIZONA 48

#8 DUKE 74 BELLARMINE 57

#9 ARKANSAS 80 LOUISVILLE 54

#10 CREIGHTON 76 #21 TEXAS TECH 65

#14 ARIZONA 101 CINCINNATI 93

#17 SAN DIEGO STATE 88 OHIO STATE 77

#25 IOWA 100 OMAHA 64

ELSEWHERE:

INDIANA STATE 79 E. CAROLINA 75

MINNESOTA 62 CALIFORNIA BAPTIST 61 OT

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD: http://hosted.stats.com/cbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221121

****TOP 25 WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD****

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 65 #10 LOUISVILLE 55

#11 VIRGINIA TECH 82 KENTUCKY 74

#17 UTAH 93 ALABAMA 86

#18 OREGON 66 SOUTHERN UTAH 54

#19 TEXAS 82 RUTGERS 44

#20 UCLA 66 MARQUETTE 58 OT

GONZAGA 73 #23 TENNESSEE 72

ELSEWHERE:

BUTLER 72 TENNESSEE STATE 55

NORFOLK STATE 62 PURDUE FORT WAYNE 48

ALABAMA BIRMINGHAM 83 VALPARAISO 81 OT

PENN STATE 82 SYRACUSE 69

ILLINOIS 84 OAKLAND 55

COMPLETE SCOREBOARD:  http://hosted.stats.com/wcbk/scoreboard.asp?conf=-1&day=20221121

****NBA SCOREBOARD****

INDIANA 123 ORLANDO 102

CLEVELAND 114 ATLANTA 102

NEW ORLEANS 128 GOLDEN STATE 83

CHICAGO 121 BOSTON 107

MILWAUKEE 119 PORTLAND 111

MINNESOTA 105 MIAMI 101

NEW YORK 129 OKLAHOMA CITY 119

LA CLIPPERS 121 UTAH 114

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nba/scoreboard.asp

****NHL SCOREBOARD****

BOSTON 5 TAMPA BAY 3

NEW JERSEY 5 EDMONTON 2

CALGARY 5 PHILADELPHIA 2

NY ISLANDERS 3 TORONTO 2

WINNIPEG 4 CAROLINA 3

ST. LOUIS 3 ANAHEIM 1

NASHVILLE 4 ARIZONA 3

COLORADO 3 DALLAS 2

VEGAS 5 VANCOUVER 4

SAN JOSE 5 OTTAWA 1

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/scoreboard.asp

****TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES****

AP TOP 25: VIRGINIA CLIMBS TO NO. 5, UNC AND HOUSTON ARE 1-2

(AP) — Virginia had the difficult task of playing two ranked teams while grieving a tragedy that shook the Cavaliers and the rest of their campus.

Playing a week after three football players were shot to death on a bus, Virginia won the Continental Tire Main Event in Las Vegas over No. 16 Illinoisafter taking down No. 7 Baylor. The wins vaulted the Cavaliers from No. 16 to fifth in The Associated Press Top 25 released Monday.

“It feels great in the moment, but more so now, we know what truly matters,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett said. “When you have a momentary celebration like this, it enables you to enjoy it and it seems to matter, but in the big picture, it doesn’t.”

A slate of marquee games in the second full week of the college basketball season led to tumult in the AP Top 25.

North Carolina remained atop the poll, receiving 47 first-place votes from a 63-person media panel. Houston moved up a spot to No. 2 and had nine first-place votes. No. 3 Kansas had one first-place vote, No. 4 Texas received five and Virginia one.

The Cavaliers (4-0) had the week’s biggest jump, climbing to its highest ranking since reaching No. 4 in 2020-21.

Virginia opted to cancel its game against Northern Iowa last week after Lavel Davis Jr., Devin Chandler and D’Sean Perry were fatally shot after a field trip to Washington.

The Cavaliers wore sweatshirts honoring the victims during warmups before playing Baylor and pulled away in the second half for an 86-79 win. The Cavaliers used another second-half run to beat Illinois 70-61, claiming a therapeutic title to take back with them to Charlottesville.

“Just for the community, I felt like they needed that,” Virginia guard and tournament MVP Reece Beekman said.

SPARTY RISING

Michigan State was unranked in the AP preseason poll in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1996-97 after losing its top three scorers from a year ago.

With a brutal early schedule, the Spartans figured to need some time to gain their footing. Tom Izzo has them moving at an accelerated pace. Michigan State lost by one to Gonzaga on an aircraft carrier, knocked off Kentucky in double overtime and survived a late comeback bid to beat Villanova.

The solid showing in a difficult stretch moved Michigan State into this week’s poll at No. 12.

“It’s everything that we thought it would be,” Michigan State guard A.J. Hoggard said. “This is what we signed up for, this is what we wanted.”

HOT HOUSTON

Houston opened the season at No. 3, its highest preseason ranking since 1983. The Cougars hit another high mark since the Phi Slama Jama era, moving up a spot to No. 2 this week.

Houston opened the season with four straight blowouts and made a statement in its first big test of the season, winning 66-56 at Oregon on Sunday night.

The Cougars are holding teams to 46 points per game and have four players averaging double-figures scoring, led by preseason All-American Marcus Sasser’s 16.8 points per game.

RISING/FALLING

Virginia had the week’s biggest jump within the poll, followed by No. 4 Texas’ seven-spot climb after manhandling Gonzaga.

No. 15 Kentucky and No. 19 UCLA had the biggest drops, losing 11 places. The Wildcats lost to Michigan State and followed a win over South Carolina State with a 16-point loss to Gonzaga. The Bruins lost to Illinois and Baylor in Las Vegas.

IN AND OUT

No. 23 Maryland is ranked for the first time this season after picking up three wins last week, including 88-70 over Miami to win the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off.

Purdue makes its AP Top 25 debut this season at No. 24 following a 75-70 win over Marquette.

No. 25 Iowa also is ranked for the first time in 2022-23 on the heels of its 16-point win over Seton Hall.

NEW MEXICO POLICE: PLANNED ATTACK LED TO UNIVERSITY SHOOTING

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico investigators say a University of New Mexico student conspired with two other students and a teenage girl to lure a visiting New Mexico State University basketball player onto campus, leading to a shootout that left the UNM student dead and the player wounded.

The investigation into the shooting early Saturday continued Monday, with New Mexico State Police confirming that they have arrested and charged the teen with aggravated battery and conspiracy, but that it was too early to say whether others would face charges.

Police identified Brandon Travis as the University of New Mexico student who was fatally shot and accused of planning the assault on Mike Peake, the starting power forward for the Aggies basketball team. Police have identified the other two students, but their names have not been released.

The shooting in Albuquerque happened hours before the scheduled tipoff of a basketball game between the rival schools that was later postponed. It was not clear if the game would be rescheduled. The two teams already were set to face off in Las Cruces on Dec. 3.

New Mexico State Police said an altercation between Travis, 19, and Peake led to the shooting. They said Travis had plotted with his friends “to lure the 21-year-old victim to UNM campus and assault him.” How and why the two first crossed paths remained unclear.

“Once at the campus, Travis, armed with a firearm, confronted and shot the victim. The victim, who also had a firearm, shot Travis,” authorities said in a statement issued Sunday.

The teen girl and Travis’ friends fled the scene outside a dormitory at UNM’s Albuquerque campus.

Peake was listed in stable condition at a hospital.

New Mexico State University officials confirmed Monday that the player was Peake, a Chicago native who spent most of high school playing in Kansas before signing with Georgia and then transferring to Austin Peay State University. He came to NMSU for the 2021-22 season.

New Mexico State University Chancellor Dan E. Arvizu said in a statement it was important that “no one rush to judgment until all the facts are made available.”

University of New Mexico President Garnett Stokes said the university community was shaken by the shooting, calling it a “tragedy on so many levels.”

The shooting came six days after a former University of Virginia football player allegedly killed three Cavaliers football players and wounded two other students on the Charlottesville campus before being arrested.

MITCHELL, GARLAND COMBINE FOR 55 IN CAVS’ WIN OVER HAWKS

CLEVELAND (AP) Donovan Mitchell had 29 points and nine assists, and Darius Garland scored 26 points, sending the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 114-102 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Monday night in the teams’ first meeting since the play-in tournament last season.

Trae Young had 25 points and 10 assists, and Onyeka Okongwu had a season-high 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Hawks. Key offseason acquisition Dejounte Murray scored 11 points on 4 of 18 shooting.

Atlanta claimed the final playoff berth in the East with a 107-101 win at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on April 15, extending Cleveland’s postseason drought to four years. The Cavaliers have not made the playoffs without LeBron James since 1998.

“This game had some more meaning to it because everyone knows what they did to us last year,” Garland said. “We made up for it on defense and we got some easy buckets in transition. Everyone sees it, our team is just unselfish.”

Garland also had nine assists and tied his career high with eight turnovers, and Cedi Osman scored a season-best 23 off the bench as Cleveland won its third in a row following a five-game losing streak. The Cavaliers are 7-1 at home.

“We were very precise with what we wanted to do and the way we were playing off each other,” Mitchell said. “I would say tonight was one of our best nights working together, but there is so much more we can do.”

Cleveland seized control early in the fourth, using an 11-3 run capped by an Osman basket off a Mitchell steal to push their lead out to 96-85. Mitchell was the Cavaliers’ major move over the summer, coming over from Utah in a trade.

Atlanta and Cleveland entered the night tied for the fourth-best record in the NBA at 10-6. Rookie forward AJ Griffin scored 17 points in his first start for the Hawks, who have alternated wins and losses for eight straight games.

“Garland and Donovan is a guard combination as good as anyone in the league,” Atlanta coach Nate McMillan said. “Those guys are All-Stars and elite scorers, and they give it to you both ways on both sides of the ball.”

Cavaliers forward Kevin Love returned after missing one game with a fractured right thumb, failing to score in 12 minutes.

THE LAST CEDI

Osman, who fell out of the rotation last season, has played in every game and is averaging 9.6 points. The sixth-year swingman even saw significant time at power forward Saturday against Miami, posting 20 points and 12 rebounds.

“Cedi gives you an opportunity to do that with his variety of skills,” coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. “That’s like a spark lineup because you can find more speed, energy and spacing with him in that spot.”

TIP-INS

Hawks: Murray, who ranks second in the NBA in steals, had one. . F De’Andre Hunter (non-COVID illness) remained at the team hotel to rest. Hunter scored 22 points in 45 minutes Saturday against Toronto before falling ill. . G Tyrese Martin, G Jarrett Culver and G Trent Forrest are on G League assignments with College Park. . Atlanta made its only visit to Cleveland in the regular season.

Cavaliers: G Isaac Okoro was whistled for three fouls in three minutes against Young in the first quarter. . G Caris LeVert (left ankle sprain) did not dress after being hurt Saturday against the Heat. LeVert is walking without crutches and was not fitted with a protective boot. . F Dean Wade (right knee soreness) missed his sixth consecutive game. . Cleveland is 3-0 on a four-game homestand.

UP NEXT

Hawks: Host Sacramento on Wednesday night.

Cavaliers: Host Portland on Wednesday night.

INGRAM SCORES 34, PELICANS ROUT DEPLETED WARRIORS 128-83

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 34 points in the same game that Zion Williamson returned from a three-game absence, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the depleted Golden State Warriors 128-83 on Monday night.

“He was fantastic all game,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said of Ingram, who hit 12 of 19 shots and whose repertoire included transition 3s, driving dunks and late-shot-clock turnaround fade-aways. “He played with force. When he decided to go (to the basket), he went quickly. … It was just good to see him put together an all-around good game.”

Playing one night after winning on the road for the first time this season at Houston, the Warriors scratched Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins from the lineup in New Orleans.

“This was just a night for the young guys to get a chance to play and it was a tough night,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “New Orleans played really well.”

Williamson played 23 minutes in his first game back from a bruised right foot, scoring nine points.

“I was very excited to be back out there,” Williamson said. “We got a great win. The score speaks for itself.”

Green said there was no predetermined limit on Williamson’s playing time, which was dictated more by the size of New Orleans’ lead.

Devonte Graham scored 19 for the Pelicans, who took the lead for good less than two minutes into the game. Jonas Valanciunas had 10 points and 13 rebounds, and CJ McCollum scored 15.

Jordan Poole scored 26 for Golden State, which committed 28 turnovers while falling to 1-9 on the road.

“The effort was there but we didn’t execute very well,” Kerr said. “A lot of that is one me. I’ve got to work with these guys and do a better job of teaching execution and getting our guys to understand the value of the ball.”

The starting lineup for Golden State was usual starting center Kevon Looney, along with forwards Anthony Lamb and Jonathan Kuminga, and guards Donte DiVincenzo and Poole.

Less than nine minutes in, Graham’s 3 as he was fouled gave New Orleans a 26-9 lead. Rookie Dyson Daniels’ finger roll made it 35-11 before the first quarter ended.

Ingram and Poole each scored 20 in the first half, but Ingram had a lot more help, and New Orleans led 65-41 at the break.

TIP-INS

Warriors: Shot 37.8% (28 of 74) overall, including 10 of 43 from 3-point range. … Kuminga scored 18 points, while Moses Moody and JaMychal Green each scored 10.

Pelicans: Went 4-2 on their six-game home stand. … Shot 53.8% (49 of 91), including 15 of 42 from 3-point range. … Outscored the Warriors 60-36 in the paint.

SITTING STARS

The game marked the second time this season that Golden State visited New Orleans on the back end of games on back-to-back nights and chose to sit Curry, Thompson, Green and Wiggins. The Smoothie King Center was packed for both games. The Warriors will not be back in New Orleans again during the regular season.

Curry last played a game in New Orleans on May 4, 2021, with just 3,700 in attendance because of pandemic restrictions. His last game in New Orleans before the pandemic was Oct. 28, 2019.

“We understand we have a responsibility in this league, with the franchise that we are, to try to put on the best show we can every night, but that also includes maintaining guys’ health in the long term,” Kerr said. “We don’t control the schedule. … I feel awful for the fans, but ultimately our responsibility is to make sure our players are around for the whole year.”

“GRAND THEFT” ALVARADO

Jose Alvarado scored 10, highlighted by his back-court steal of an inbound pass, which he quickly converted into a floating layup.

“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Green said with a smile when asked about Alvarado’s penchant for back-court steals. “I’m sure teams are scouting him because I can see players, when they catch it, start to look behind them. I don’t know what to do about it but just let him do it. It’s a gift.”

UP NEXT

Warriors: Host the Clippers on Wednesday.

Pelicans: Visit San Antonio on Wednesday.

DEROZAN SCORES 28 AS BULLS STOP CELTICS’ 9-GAME WIN STREAK

CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine was back where he wanted to be, on the court and helping the Bulls get a win they sorely needed.

Even better, it came against the team with the NBA’s best record.

LaVine scored 22 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and Chicago stopped Boston’s nine-game win streak, beating the Celtics 121-107 on Monday night.

Patrick Williams scored a season-high 17, and the Bulls made it look rather easy against a team that’s 13-4. They led by 13 at halftime, got it up to 21 in the third quarter and withstood a push to come away with the win after dropping four straight and five of six.

How important was the victory for the Bulls?

“Big time,” LaVine said. “We’ve lost a lot in a row and they’ve won a lot in a row. I think we’re a really good team, but we go through little lapses or times where we play bad. That’s how fast the game can change.”

LaVine was coming off what might have been the worst performance of his career. The two-time All-Star was 1 of 14 with four points against Orlando on Friday and got benched for the final 3:43.

“Everybody has a career-worst night,” LaVine said. “Everybody in the NBA has. I guess that was my night.”

Against Boston, he was 8 of 20 from the field, but made five 3-pointers. He also scored nine in the fourth quarter.

DeRozan, who scored 41 in the previous game, had eight in a span of just over a minute late in the third. He also spun and fed Alex Caruso for a reverse layup that made it 116-101 with just under three minutes left in the game.

Jayson Tatum led Boston with 28 points. Jaylen Brown scored 25, and Malcolm Brogdon finished with 23 points, nailing 5 of 6 3-pointers.

“Just kind of a slow start for whatever reason and we should have known a little bit better that they haven’t great recently,” Tatum said. “They were – not desperate – but they came out and played like they really wanted to win.”

TAKING CONTROL

The Bulls, who went a combined 2-21 against the top four teams in each conference last season, are 2-1 against the Celtics.

They led 46-31 in the second quarter after Coby White hit a 3 to cap a 15-2 run and were up 63-50 at halftime.

LaVine hit a 3 early in the third to make it 74-53. It was a 19-point game before Brogdon made a 3 in the closing seconds to start an 11-0 run. But the Celtics never got closer than eight in the fourth.

“Today, we came out from the get-go, we played well,” LaVine said. “We’re not gonna play a perfect game. There are going to be swings in the game. We responded when they had their run.”

TIP-INS

Celtics: G Marcus Smart (right ankle inflammation) was available after missing the previous two games. Interim coach Joe Mazzulla said the Celtics will manage if Smart – the reigning Defensive Player of the Year – has to sit out games every now and then. “I trust his work ethic, his ability to stay healthy,” he said. “If it swells up, then he’ll do what’s best for the team. I trust that.” … The Celtics attempted 22 shots in the first quarter and 17 were 3-pointers. They made five from beyond the arc and six field goals in all in the period, as Chicago grabbed a 28-23 lead.

Bulls: Coach Billy Donovan said White (bruised left quad) needs to rebuild his endurance before he is ready to play long stretches. He played 4:20 against Orlando on Friday following an eight-game absence. “He’s a really, really good worker,” Donovan said. “His conditioning is probably not nearly what it was before the injury. But I think that he’ll get back relatively quickly with the way he works.”

UP NEXT

Celtics: Host Dallas on Wednesday.

Bulls: Visit Milwaukee on Wednesday.

BUCKS PULL AWAY IN SECOND HALF TO BEAT TRAIL BLAZERS

MILWAUKEE (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 37 points and the Milwaukee Bucks pulled away in the second half to beat the Portland Trail Blazers 119-111 on Monday night.

Antetokounmpo made 16 of his 24 field goal attempts to go along with seven rebounds and six assists in 35 minutes. Milwaukee improved to 12-4 and 9-1 at home.

“I thought he played with his teammates well and then played well himself,” Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer said. “Everybody made the right pass. If you don’t make the right pass, if you’re holding it too much, they can junk it up with all the different things they do defensively.”

Milwaukee outscored Portland 30-18 in the third quarter after leading 63-61 at halftime.

Then Bucks guard Jrue Holiday scored 13 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter, including a shot from behind the backboard. Holiday opened the quarter with a 3-pointer to give the Bucks a 96-79 lead and had the first nine Milwaukee points in the period.

“It was good for him to see it go in,” Budenholzer said. “He scored a lot of different ways.”

Grayson Allen played aggressively and contributed 17 points and eight rebounds for Milwaukee.

Anfernee Simons paced the Trail Blazers (10-7) with 29 points and Josh Hart added 17 points. Center Jusuf Nurkic had 16 points and 10 rebounds. Portland lost its third straight game.

“Obviously playing Giannis it’s always going to be a tough night,” Simons said. “He’s just so tough to guard. It took all five of us to guard him.”

Portland took a 32-30 lead after the first quarter while shooting 58.3% from the field (14 of 24).

The teams traded the lead eight times in the first half. Antetokounmpo elevated over Nurkic for an emphatic dunk but Simons sank a baseline shot just before the second-quarter buzzer to close the gap to two points.

Antetokounmpo scored 19 points in the third quarter as the Bucks extended their lead to 93-79 entering the final period.

The Bucks star absorbed some hard fouls but said he wasn’t worried about it.

“I take a lot of hard hits but at the end of the day it’s basketball,” Antetokounmpo said. “I enjoy putting my body on the line. It puts a fire in my belly and wakes me up. When I get hit, I kind of enjoy it. I feel I’m part of the game, I’m locked in and I’m being aggressive.”

The Bucks had 31 assists on 47 made field goals as they kept the ball moving.

“There were a couple beautiful possessions, especially in the third quarter, where every single person touched it,” Allen said. “It switched sides several times. We had the defense scrambling around and we ended up with a wide-open three or a layup at the rim. It’s fun to play like that.”

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Rookie Shaedon Sharpe started in place of point guard Damian Lillard, who was out with a strained soleus muscle in his right lower leg. Lillard will be re-evaluated in one to two weeks, according to the Trail Blazers. The 19-year-old Sharpe, the seventh overall pick in the 2022 draft, was averaging 9.7 points in 15 games. He had two points on 1-of-9 shooting in 27 minutes.

Bucks: Pat Connaughton made his season debut after missing Milwaukee’s first 15 games with a right calf strain. Connaughton entered the game at the start of the second quarter and finished with seven points in 16 minutes . Khris Middleton and Wes Matthews scrimmaged with G-League Wisconsin Herd players earlier Monday. Middleton has not played this season following left wrist ligament surgery, and Matthews missed his third straight game with a right hamstring strain. Budenholzer gave no timetable on their return.

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Play at Cleveland on Wednesday.

Bucks: Host Chicago on Wednesday.

TOWNS SCORES 25, WOLVES HOLD ON AGAINST HEAT FOR 105-101 WIN

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and Anthony Edwards scored 10 of his 22 in the third quarter as the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the shorthanded Miami Heat for a 105-101 victory Monday night.

Down to eight players due to injuries and rest on the second night of a back-to-back, Miami led by 15 in the first half before Edwards sparked a third-quarter run and Minnesota finally started to knock down 3-pointers to erase the deficit.

Jaden McDaniels added 18 points for the Timberwolves and Jordan McLaughlin hit a career-high four 3s, three in the third period, as Minnesota won its fourth straight game.

“Coach lit a fire under us at halftime, and we came out and I felt like we saw the ball go in the hoop a little more,” Towns said. “And I think everyone could see the intensity of ours pick up, especially defensively.”

Kyle Lowry led the Heat with 21 points and Max Strus had 19. Bam Adebayo, playing in back-to-back games while dealing with a knee injury, had 17 points and 14 rebounds for Miami, which has lost four in a row.

“It’s just a shame,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. “We weren’t able to make enough plays. I thought our defense was stable enough.”

Jimmy Butler missed his third straight game with a knee injury for the Heat, who were also without Tyler Herro, Duncan Robinson and Gabe Vincent.

Despite being depleted and coming off a 113-87 loss at Cleveland a night earlier, it was Miami that had the most energy in the first half and Minnesota that struggled to convert from 3-point territory.

The Wolves shot just 3 of 25 from 3 in the opening half. Meanwhile, the Heat were plus-five in rebounding, led 17-2 in fast-break points and went 12 of 14 from the free throw line.

“We just didn’t play very hard,” Minnesota coach Chris Finch said. “Got to play harder. We’ve been playing harder. We didn’t have a lot of juice in the first half, and I don’t know exactly why. Sometimes when you come back from a road trip that’s how it is. It’s one of the things in the NBA that happens.”

A big defensive play by Edwards finally shook Minnesota from its doldrums. Strus drove and elevated for a possible dunk that was blocked by Edwards. He hit a 3 on the other end as the restless home crowd erupted.

McDaniels and McLaughlin drained 3s on the next two possessions to cap a 21-4 run as the Wolves took the lead. McLaughlin added two more 3s and Minnesota was 7 of 11 from beyond the arc in the quarter.

Tied 99-all with 3:31, the Wolves went in front and held on thanks to Rudy Gobert finishing at the free throw line. Gobert went without a shot from the floor in the game but sank all four attempts from the line in the final seconds.

“I’m not saying this as an excuse: The fourth quarter, you know, the guys’ legs are probably a little bit dead from this road trip,” Spoelstra said. “They’ve been playing major minutes. That’s not to take anything away from the Timberwolves. That’s certainly not to make an excuse for anything. Guys are giving everything they have.”

NOT YET

Minnesota played for the first time in its new City Edition uniforms, a colorful contrast from the team’s regular blue, black and green color scheme.

What the Timberwolves weren’t able to show off was their new court to match the new uniforms. The team had a new colorful court designed to match the uniforms but had to switch back to its regular court after an imperfection was found in the new one.

NOT A FAN

Gobert took issue with booing from the home fans as the Wolves struggled in the second quarter and early in the third.

“I just don’t appreciate people that come in to boo your team,” Gobert said. “When you’re a fan, you’ve got to support your team in the tough or the good moments. There’s no team in NBA history that only had good moments, so if you’re not going to support us in the tough moments, just stay home. I think if you’re going to embrace us in the tough moments, then come and then we’re going to love the support.”

TIP-INS

Heat: Robinson (ankle) was out of the lineup for the second time in three games. Vincent (knee) was questionable before the game but missed his third straight. Miami is also without Udonis Haslem (personal), Victor Oladipo (knee) and Omer Yurtseven (ankle). Herro has an ankle injury.

Timberwolves: McLaughlin, who was 4 of 5 from 3, was shooting 12.5% from beyond the arc this season. . Towns was two rebounds and one assist shy of a triple-double before fouling out late.

UP NEXT

Heat: Host the Washington Wizards for two in a row starting Wednesday.

Timberwolves: Play at Indiana on Wednesday.

BRUNSON’S 34 POINTS LIFTS KNICKS TO 129-119 WIN OVER THUNDER

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Jalen Brunson scored a season-high 34 points while RJ Barrett and Julius Randle had 25 points each to lead the New York Knicks to a 129-119 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday night.

Just eight days ago, the Thunder beat the Knicks in Madison Square Garden, scoring 145 points including 79 in the opening half. But this time, New York held Oklahoma City’s offense in check for the bulk of the game.

Coach Tom Thibodeau couldn’t say his team made specific adjustments in the rematch, rather pointing to familiarity as a key to the better defensive performance.

“They’re a tough cover. I don’t know if we did anything differently, but they got everyone’s attention with last week’s performance,” said Thibodeau.

The Knicks took control in the second quarter with Immanuel Quickley coming off the bench to score 12 of his 18 points as New York built a double-digit lead, and they eventually stretched it to 16 when the starters returned.

Randle had 16 of his points at the half to lead the way as the Knicks were up 11 at the break. Randle finished with a double-double, leading all rebounders in the game with 11.

Brunson took over in the third quarter, scoring a dozen of his points as the Knicks maintained that halftime advantage heading into the final period. The off-season free agent signee reached his Knicks high total by hitting 13 of 14 of his two-point shot attempts, missing the only one in the final minute. He was more impressed with the way his teammates rose to the occasion.

“It was a total team effort. Julius got us going early and that helped open thing up for me in the second half,” said Brunson. “I just tried to stay aggressive and take it at the defense and I was fortunate the shots were dropping tonight.”

With different players taking turns providing the offense for New York, Thibodeau was encouraged by the way his team played through all four quarters.

“I thought they played well off of each other and made a number of good plays to get everyone going and create quality shots for each other,” said Thibodeau. “When you have that type of balanced attack, I think it’s hard to key in on one particular guy,”

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander led the Thunder with 30 points and Lu Dort added 24. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for Oklahoma City against the Knicks.

TIP-INS

Knicks: Finish the five-game West road swing 3-2 after losing the previous two games.

Thunder: Had been leading the league in third quarter scoring differential (+4.2) but they failed to cut into the Knicks halftime lead tonight.

UP NEXT

Knicks: Host Trail Blazers on Friday.

Thunder: Host Nuggets on Wednesday.

POWELL, JACKSON SCORE SEASON HIGHS AS CLIPPERS DEFEAT JAZZ

LOS ANGELES (AP) Norman Powell scored a season-high 30 points, Reggie Jackson added a season-best 27 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat the Utah Jazz 121-114 on Monday night.

Ivica Zubac had 14 points and 14 rebounds as the Clippers extended their winning streak to three.

Los Angeles was without Paul George after he strained his right hamstring during Saturday’s win over San Antonio.

Jordan Clarkson led Utah with 26 points and Lauri Markkanen had 25 points and 10 rebounds. The Jazz have dropped four of their last six after starting the season 10-3.

The Jazz had a 93-86 lead late in the third quarter before the Clippers regained control with a 20-8 spurt over a six-minute span.

The Clippers had a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter. Powell’s 3-pointer extended the advantage to 55-38 with 5:47 remaining in the first half before the Jazz started to make their comeback. Utah scored eight straight points before going into halftime down 66-56.

Los Angeles was up 80-70 midway through the third quarter before Utah went on a 23-6 run that included seven points from Markkanen and six by Talen Horton-Tucker.

TIP-INS

Jazz: Kelly Olynyk had 19 points and Horton-Tucker scored 14 off the bench. … Jarred Vanderbilt grabbed 10 rebounds. … Collin Sexton scored 10 points. Sexton got his second start of the season with Mike Conley sidelined because of a left knee strain.

Clippers: John Wall scored seven of his 13 points in the first quarter, including a half-court shot to end the period. … Los Angeles had a season-high 12 offensive rebounds.

UP NEXT

Jazz: Return home to face Detroit on Wednesday.

Clippers: Play at Golden State on Wednesday.

76ERS C EMBIID OUT AT LEAST 2 GAMES WITH SPRAINED LEFT FOOT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Joel Embiid has a sprained left foot and will miss at least the next two games, joining teammates James Harden and Tyrese Maxey as Philadelphia 76ers stars sidelined by injuries.

The trio will miss the expected return of former Sixers guard Ben Simmons when Brooklyn plays Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Embiid, the reigning NBA scoring champion, also will miss Wednesday’s game in Charlotte.

The Sixers said Monday that Embiid’s status beyond those absences will be evaluated “in the coming days.”

Embiid was injured late in Saturday’s loss to Minnesota when he tripped over fallen teammate Georges Niang and crumbled to the court. Embiid lay on his back as he was checked out by a trainer. He hobbled to the bench but stayed in the game.

Embiid limped through the rest of the game but had 32 points and nine rebounds and made 18 of 20 free throws.

“Hopefully, somehow it feels better, but we’ll see,” Embiid said afterward.

The Sixers have scuffled this season amid all the absences and are just 8-8. Harden hoped to return early next month and Maxey could miss at least a month with their foot injuries.

Embiid scored a career-high 59 points and added 11 rebounds, eight assists and seven blocked shots in a win last week against Utah. Embiid scored 26 of Philadelphia’s 27 points in the fourth quarter and became the first player in NBA history with 50 points, 10 boards, five rebounds, five assists and five blocks in a game since blocks became an official stat in 1973-74.

Embiid scored the fifth-most points in franchise history. Wilt Chamberlain holds the top three spots with 68 in 1967, 65 in 1966 and 62 in 1966. Allen Iverson scored 60 in 2005.

BIG 10 FOOTBALL THIS WEEK

• Entering Week 13, two teams in the East Division and three teams in the West Division remain in contention for berths into the 2022 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover. Remaining scenarios for all five teams can be found below:

East Division

Michigan
• Clinches the East Division title outright AND earns a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game with a win over Ohio State

Ohio State
• Clinches the East Division title outright AND earns a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game with a win over Michigan

West Division

Illinois
• Clinches a share of the West Division title AND earns a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game with a win, AND losses by Iowa AND Purdue

Iowa
• Clinches at least a share of the West Division title AND earns a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game with a win
• Clinches a share of the West Division title AND earns a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game with a loss, AND losses by Illinois AND Purdue

Purdue
• Clinches a share of the West Division title AND earns a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game with a win, AND a loss by Iowa

• Minnesota and Wisconsin have officially been eliminated from contention for a berth into the Big Ten Football Championship Game, but can still clinch a share of the West Division title.

• The 2022 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium and will be televised nationally on FOX. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.

• Two of the nation’s four remaining undefeated FBS teams call the Big Ten home, as Michigan and Ohio State are both 11-0. This weekend marks the 118th meeting between the Wolverines and Buckeyes and the first time since 2006 that the pair have met in The Game with matching 11-0 records.

• Three Big Ten teams appear in the AP Poll this week, highlighted by two of the top three teams. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Michigan and No. 11 Penn State, while Illinois, Iowa and Purdue are each receiving votes. The College Football Playoff will release its latest top 25 rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Big Ten boasted three teams included in the CFP’s third rankings of the season, which were released on Nov. 15.

• Michigan and Ohio State are the only two FBS teams in the country with top-10 rankings in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Wolverines rank second defensively (11.7 points per game) and ninth offensively (39.4 points per game), while the Buckeyes rank second offensively (46.5 points per game) and 10th defensively (16.9 points per game).

• Four additional Big Ten teams rank in the top 25 in terms of scoring defense: Illinois (3rd, 13.1 points per game), Minnesota (3rd, 13.1 points per game), Iowa (5th, 13.5 points per game) and Penn State (14th, 18.2 points per game).

• Illini running back Chase Brown leads the nation with 1,582 rushing yards this season, with 903 of those yards coming after contact. He also leads the nation in all-purpose yards (1,779) without having return duties. Against a defensive unit leading the nation in rushing defense (72.7 yards per game), Brown ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns at No. 3 Michigan. He was just the third running back to rush for over 140 yards at Michigan Stadium during Jim Harbaugh’s tenure (2015-), joining Ohio State stars J.K. Dobbins (2019) and Ezekiel Elliott (2015).

• Nine Big Ten schools – Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin – have clinched bowl berths by reaching six victories on the season. The Big Ten will continue to feature the largest bowl lineup in conference history, and the full list of Big Ten postseason destinations can be found on page five.

• Iowa’s Jack Campbell was named a finalist for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy on Oct. 26. Now in its 33rd year, the Campbell Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. The full list of Big Ten postseason awards candidates can be found on page three.

• This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Los Angeles region will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium. The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.

ILLINOIS AND PURDUE SCORE WEEKLY MEN’S BASKETBALL ACCOLADES

Player of the Week
Terrence Shannon Jr., Illinois
G – Sr. – 6-6 – Chicago, Ill. – Lincoln Park – Major: Sociology

  • Averaged 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists last week, as Illinois went 2-1
  • Scored 29 points on 9-13 shooting from the floor, including 7-8 from three-point range, and grabbed 10 rebounds in a win over #8/7 UCLA in the Continental Tire Main Event
  • Connected on nine of his 14 field goal attempts to score a career-high 30 points in just 23 minutes of a win over Monmouth  
  • Earns the first Player of the Week accolade of his career
  • Last Illinois Player of the Week: Kofi Cockburn (Feb. 7, 2022)

Freshman of the Week
Braden Smith, Purdue
G – 6-0 – Westfield, Ind. – Westfield – Major: Undecided

  • Paired 20 points, two rebounds and three assists in Purdue’s 75-70 win over Marquette
  • Six of Smith’s points came in a 56-second span that saw the Boilermakers go from a 62-59 deficit to a 65-62 lead with 4:20 left.
  • Earns his first career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Freshman of the Week: Caleb Furst (Nov. 22, 2021)

MARYLAND, MINNESOTA AND WISCONSIN EARN BIG TEN WEEKLY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL AWARDS

Player of the Week
Diamond Miller, Maryland
Sr. – G – Somerset, N.J. – Franklin – Major: Family Science
• Averaged 25.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game with a .529 field-goal percentage to help No. 19/21 Maryland to wins over Davidson and No. 17/17 Baylor last week
• Posted a double-double in Sunday’s Top 25 victory at Baylor, collecting a career-high 32 points and 10 rebounds and making five key free throws in the final three minutes to seal the win
• Added 19 points, six assists and four steals in the Nov. 16 home victory over Davidson
• Garnered Academic All-Big Ten plaudits in 2021
• Earns her first career Big Ten Player of the Week award
• Last Maryland Player of the Week: Ashley Owusu (Nov. 22, 2021)
 
Big Ten Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll
Mackenzie Holmes, Sr., F, IND: Posted 18.0 ppg., 8.3 rpg. and 2.0 blocks per game with a .667 field-goal percentage in three wins last week, highlighted by 16 points and 10 rebounds in a Nov. 14 win at No. 11/4 Tennessee (the Big Ten’s first-ever win over UT in Knoxville)
Caitlin Clark, Jr., G, IOWA: Tallied 30.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game in a 1-1 week for Iowa, featuring a season-high 33 points (10-18 FG) in Sunday’s win over Belmont
Emily Kiser, Grad., F, MICH: Registered 22.5 ppg. and 8.0 rpg. with a .640 field-goal percentage in two wins last week, including a double-double (25 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists in a Nov. 16 win over Western Michigan
 
Co-Freshman of the Week
Mallory Heyer, Minnesota
F – Chaska, Minn. – Chaska – Intended Major: Sports Medicine
• Averaged 14.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game last week as Minnesota split a pair of non-conference matchups
• Posted her first career double-double on Sunday with 19 points and 10 rebounds, plus four assists, in the Golden Gophers’ victory over Presbyterian
• Added 10 points and eight rebounds on Nov. 17 at North Dakota State
• Collects her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Mara Braun (Nov. 14, 2022)
 
Co-Freshman of the Week
Serah Williams, Wisconsin
F – Brooklyn, N.Y. – Niagara Prep – Major: Nursing
• Recorded 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game with a .609 field-goal percentage last week as Wisconsin split its two non-conference contests
• Scored 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the Badgers’ win over Bradley on Nov. 16
• Contributed 16 points and eight rebounds in Sunday’s game at Illinois State
• Received her first Big Ten Freshman of the Week award
• Last Wisconsin Freshman of the Week: Sydney Hilliard (Feb. 3, 2020)

IOWA, MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, OHIO STATE AND PENN STATE EARN WEEKLY FOOTBALL HONORS

Following Week 12 contests, the Big Ten Conference Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Players of the Week, and the Co-Freshmen of the Week were announced this morning. Below are this week’s honorees:
 
Offensive Player of the Week
Mohamed Ibrahim, Minnesota
RB – Sr. – Baltimore, Md. – Our Lady of Good Counsel

  • Ibrahim finished the game with a season-high 39 carries for a career-high 263 yards and a touchdown against Iowa, the most rushing yards against Iowa since 1993 (306 yards by Leshon Johnson of Northern Illinois)
  • Added seven receiving yards for 270 all-purpose yards, the second highest total of his career and the 10th most in program history
  • Ibrahim’s rushing touchdown against Iowa gave him 52 for his career, extending his school record in that category and remaining as the sixth-most rushing touchdowns in Big Ten history
  • Earns his second career Offensive Player of the Week award and his third career weekly honor
  • Last Minnesota Offensive Player of the Week: Tanner Morgan (Sept. 26, 2022)

 
Defensive Player of the Week
Jack Campbell, Iowa
LB – Sr. – Cedar Falls, Iowa – Cedar Falls

  • Finished with 10 tackles, an interception and forced fumble in Iowa’s 13-10 road win at Minnesota
  • With two minutes remaining, Campbell picked off a tipped pass and returned it 30 yards to the Minnesota 45 to set up Iowa’s game-winning field goal that kept its Big Ten West title hopes alive
  • Recorded a game-high 10 tackles, marking the seventh time he had 10 or more tackles this season
  • The Academic All-Big Ten honoree earns the second Defensive Player of the Week accolade of his career and his first of the season
  • Last Iowa Defensive Player of the Week: Kaevon Merriweather (Sept. 26, 2022)

 
Special Teams Player of the Week
Jake Moody, Michigan
K – Gr. – Northville, Mich. – Northville

  • Went 4-of-4 on field goals, from 33, 35, 41, and 46 yards in the Wolverines’ win against Illinois on Saturday
  • Converted his 25th field goal of the season, matching a Michigan single-season record, and set the career mark for most field goals made in a U-M career (65)
  • Hit three of his four field goals in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead game-winning field goal with 0:09 left
  • The three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree garners the fifth Special Teams Player of the Week honor of his career and his third of the season
  • Last Michigan Special Teams Player of the Week: Jake Moody (Oct. 31, 2022)

 
Co-Freshmen of the Week
Dallan Hayden, Ohio State
RB – Memphis, Tenn. – Christian Brothers

  • Ran for a career-high 147 yards and three touchdowns in a 43-30 win over Maryland
  • All three of his touchdowns and 144 of his 147 yards came in the second half
  • Carried 13 times for 76 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter
  • Earns the first Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Ohio State Freshman of the Week: C.J. Stroud (Nov. 22, 2021)

 
Kaytron Allen, Penn State
RB – Norfolk, Va. – IMG Academy

  • Rushed for 117 yards, his second career 100-yard rushing game, and a touchdown on 11 carries in the Nittany Lions’ win against Rutgers
  • Scored on an eight-yard run in the third quarter for his ninth career rushing touchdown
  • With his 117 rushing yards on the day, Nicholas Singleton (863 rushing yards) and Allen (748 rushing yards) became the first freshman duo in Big Ten history to both rush for 700+ yards in a season
  • Earns the second Freshman of the Week honor of his career
  • Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Nicholas Singleton (Nov. 14, 2022)

INDIANA, MARYLAND, NEBRASKA AND PENN STATE CAPTURE BIG TEN WEEKLY VOLLEYBALL AWARDS

Player of the Week
Madi Kubik, Nebraska
Sr. – OH – West Des Moines, Iowa – Valley – Graduate Program: Applied Science
• Registered 5.33 points, 5.17 kills and 3.33 digs per set with a .347 hitting percentage last week to pace No. 6 Nebraska to sweeps of Iowa and No. 19 Purdue
• Tallied a season-high 17 kills and 11 digs while hitting .311 in Sunday’s win over Purdue
• Added 14 kills, nine digs and hit .407 in the Nov. 18 victory over Iowa
• Garnered five Academic All-Big Ten honors during her career (fall 2020 and 2021 for indoor volleyball; spring 2020, 2021, 2022 as at-large while competing in beach volleyball)
• Captures her fourth career Player of the Week citation
• Last Nebraska Player of the Week: Madi Kubik (Oct. 18, 2021)
 
Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Paula Cerame, Indiana
Sr. – L – San Juan, Puerto Rico – St. Thomas Aquinas – Major: Public Relations
• Averaged 5.2 digs per set last week as Indiana claimed back-to-back five-set wins over Northwestern and at No. 5 Ohio State
• Registered her first double-double of the season (career highs of 29 digs and 12 assists) in Sunday’s historic victory at Ohio State, the Hoosiers’ first-ever top-five road win
• Added 23 digs in the Nov. 18 win over Northwestern
• Collects her first career Defensive Player of the Week honor
• Last Indiana Defensive Player of the Week: Leyla Blackwell (Feb. 8, 2021)
 
Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Anastasia Russ, Maryland
RS-Jr. – MB – Pittsburgh, Pa. – Hampton – Major: Pre-Med
• Amassed 4.06 points, 2.5 kills and 2.13 blocks per set in a 1-1 week for Maryland
• Tied her season high with 11 blocks (including seven solos) in the Terrapins’ four-set home win over No. 5 Ohio State on Nov. 18
• Contributed 13 kills and six blocks the following night against Michigan
• Earns her second career Defensive Player of the Week honor, both this season
• Last Maryland Defensive Player of the Week: Anastasia Russ (Oct. 17, 2022)
 
Setter of the Week
Camryn Haworth, Indiana
So. – Fishers, Ind. – Fishers – Major: Human Biology
• Averaged 8.2 assists, 2.7 digs, 2.5 points, 1.8 kills and 1.1 blocks per set last week to spark Indiana to wins over Northwestern and at No. 5 Ohio State
• Posted a triple-double (the second by a Big Ten player this season) in the Nov. 18 win over Northwestern, compiling 37 assists, 11 digs and 10 kills, along with seven blocks
• Recorded a double-double in Sunday’s win at OSU with 45 assists, 16 digs, eight kills and four blocks, pacing the Hoosiers to the first top-five road victory in program history
• Receives her first career Setter of the Week selection
• Last Indiana Setter of the Week: N/A (Haworth is the first Indiana honoree in this category since the award was first presented in 2012)
 
Freshman of the Week
Alexa Markley, Penn State
OH – Peachtree City, Ga. – McIntosh – Major: Undeclared
• Tallied 2.67 points, 2.44 kills and 0.44 blocks per set last week as Penn State split top-10 matchups with No. 9 Minnesota and No. 3 Wisconsin
• Gathered 11 kills in each match, adding three blocks and hitting .321 in the Nov. 18 victory over the ninth-ranked Golden Gophers
• Garners her second career Freshman of the Week award


• Last Penn State Freshman of the Week: Alexa Markley (Nov. 14, 2022)

KENT STATE’S JACOBS, TOLEDO’S SHUMATE SHARE PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS

MAC Co-Men’s Basketball Players of the Week
JT Shumate, Toledo, Forward    
Senior, Newark, Ohio (Newark)
Senior JT Shumate tied his career high with 33 points to lead Toledo to a dominating 112-90 victory over Oakland last Wednesday in its only contest of the week. Shumate shot 71.4 percent (15-of-21) from the field and 50.0 percent (3-of-6) from three-point range in addition to grabbing six rebounds, dishing out four assists and blocking two shots. Shumate played a key role in the Rockets’ quick start in the contest by scoring nine points in the first four minutes to give UT a 15-8 lead. Toledo’s lead grew to as many as 24 points in the opening 20 minutes with Shumate hitting nine-of-10 shots en route to a 19-point first half. Shumate leads the MAC with 2.0 bpg and a 65.8 FG% and ranks sixth with 20.0 ppg.
 
Malique Jacobs, Kent State, Guard         
R-Senior, Wilmington, N.C. (Indian Hills)
Redshirt Senior Malique Jacobs recorded a single-game steal record for Kent State with 10 on Nov. 19 against Chicago State. Jacobs’ 10 steals surpassed Chris Singletary’s who record eight steals in 2008. Jacobs now leads all players in the NCAA. This is no surprise for Jacobs, as he returns to the 2022-23 season after being nominated as ALL-MAC Defensive player. The Flashes swept their three-game home stand this week where Jacobs contributed on both defense and offense. Jacobs recorded double-digits in every game this week including a game-high 21 points on Monday, Nov. 14 against Portland. Despite the fouls that took place throughout the week, Jacobs was able to help his team on the free throw line making a difference in every single game. Jacobs shot nearly perfect from the free throw line, shooting 83 percent.

MAC ANNOUNCES WEEK 12 FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week
Odieu Hiliare, Bowling Green, WR   
Senior, Belle Glade, Fla. (Glades Central HS)                                               
Hiliare helped Bowling Green win its rivalry game at Toledo, 42-35. It was BGSU’s first win at Toledo since 2008. Hiliare caught eight passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns in the win. The 246 receiving yards rank No. 3 all-time on BGSU’s single-game ledger and No. 11 all-time on the MAC’s single-game list. The 246 receiving yards are also tied for the second-most in the nation this season. Hiliare made three receptions of 50 or more yards (50, 54, 59) and five of his eight receptions went for 25 or more yards. His first touchdown was on a 25-yard pass to put BGSU up 7-0 in the first quarter. Hiliare would score his second touchdown on a 59-yard strike in the fourth quarter that put BGSU up 34-21 late.
 
MAC East Division Defensive Player of the Week
Alvin Floyd, Ohio, Safety
North Miami Beach, Fla. (North Miami Beach)       
Floyd led the Bobcats’ defense in their 32-18 victory over Ball State last Tuesday. He finished the game with five solo tackles and 7 assisted tackles as well as the only interception. Floyd also registered 0.5 tackles for loss and one pass breakup.
 
MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week
PaSean Wimberly, Bowling Green, RB         
Junior, Toledo, Ohio (Whitmer)                                                                               
Wimberly blocked his third punt of the season in the second quarter and it went into the end zone and was recovered by BGSU for a touchdown. It is the second time this season he blocked a punt that was recovered for a touchdown. The block against UT for a touchdown put BGSU up 21-0 and helped set the tone for BGSU. Is tied for No. 1 in the nation with three blocked punts.
 
MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week
Tucker Gleason, Toledo, QB 
Redshirt Freshman, Tampa, Fla. (Plant)       
Redshirt freshman Tucker Gleason started in place of the injured Dequan Finn and nearly completed the comeback from a 21-point deficit in Toledo’s 42-35 loss to BGSU. He completed 22-of-40 passes for 329 yards and three TDs. He also rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns on 17 attempts. The 106 rushing yards is tied for 10th-most in a game by a Rocket quarterback.
 
MAC West Division Defensive Player of the Week
Jose Ramirez, Eastern Michigan, Defensive End     
Senior, Lake Alfred, Fla.-Auburndale                                                
Defensive end Jose Ramirez was outstanding in EMU’s game against Kent State, Nov. 16. He finished with a team-high seven tackles, including 3.5 tackles for loss. His TFL total is his second-best of the season, just behind the four he registered at WMU, Oct. 8. Ramirez has 17.5 sacks in his career, which ties for fourth all-time in program history. Additionally, the 3.5 TFLs Ramirez recorded against Kent State moved him up to 31.0 TFLs in his career, moving him to No. 7 all-time at EMU. He currently ranks seventh in the nation with 9.0 sacks this season.

HCAC 2022-23 MEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK, WEEK 2

Athlete of the Week:
Jaylan Green (Lexington, Ky.) Transylvania University | Guard | Junior – On the first win of the season, Green went 6-8 from three, accumulating a total of 31 points to give him a new career high.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Brady Wheeler (Lima, Ohio) Bluffton University | Guard | First Year – Wheeler averaged 15.0 PPG with a career-high 12 on Wednesday followed by another career-high with 18 points on Sunday at Hiram. He hit 9-of-19 from the field, including 4-for-8 on triples. Wheeler was a perfect 8-of-8 from the line. Wheeler averaged 2.0 RBG and 1.5 APG.
  • Marell Jordan (Chicago, Ill.) Defiance College | Guard | Senior – In a loss to Alma, Marell scored five points, dished out five assists and collected four rebounds and one block. He shot 92 percent from the free throw line in the two games. In a win against Adrian, Marell recorded a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds, drained four threes and dished out four more assists. He collected one steal in each game.
  • Jaden Terry (Indianapolis, Ind.) Earlham College | Guard | Senior – Terry put up 20 points and four rebounds against Otterbein on Friday. The senior shot 6-for-10 on the day and went 2-for-3 from 3-point range.
  • Carter Crowe (Greenwood, Ind.) Franklin College | Forward | Senior – Crowe averaged 21 points per game and shot 16-for-23 from the field in two regular season contests, both Franklin wins. He averaged 4.5 rebounds per game and dropped a team-high 19 points on Tuesday night in a win at DePauw, hitting the go-ahead three with 30 seconds to play to seal a 63-62 win. Crowe set a new career high with 23 points on Thursday night in a blowout 83-61 win against Wilmington and played a team-high 34 minutes on Saturday in an exhibition contest at IUPUI.
  • Jack Wininger (Elnora, Ind.) Hanover College | Guard | Senior – Wininger posted an impressive three game stretch for the Panthers as they took on some tough competition in Wittenber, Wheaton, and UW-River Falls. The senior finished the week averaging 14.5 ppg and 9.0 rebounds per contest. He picked up a double-double against Wheaton followed by a 10 rebound performance against UW-River Falls.
  • Max Chaplin (Carmel, Ind.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Guard | Senior – Chaplin averaged 12.5 points and 5.0 rebounds per game to earn a spot on the all-tournament team at the prestigious Great Lakes Invitational, as Rose-Hulman finished 1-1 and earned the first career win for new head coach Nick Sales. 

HCAC 2022-23 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK, WEEK 2

Athlete of the Week:
Izzy Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) Anderson University | Guard | First Year – Davis averaged 16.5 points, 2 steals and 1 block as Anderson went 1-1 last week. During Saturday’s win against Kalamazoo, Davis went 10-10 from the field and 6-6 from 3-point range, setting single-game school records in field-goal percentage and 3-point field-goal percentage. She finished the contest with 26 points and three steals.
 
Notable Performances:

  • Morgan Smith (Arlington, Ohio) Bluffton University | Forward | Senior – Smith powered the Beavers to a 60-46 win at Olivet with 11 points and a career-high 15 boards for career double-double number seven on Wednesday night.
  • Taylor Steinbrunner (Beavercreek, Ohio) Guard | Senior – Defiance women’s basketball went 1-1 during the week, defeating St. Mary’s and falling to Ohio Wesleyan. Steinbrunner scored 24 total points in the two games, collected four total assists, 10 total rebounds, drained five threes, collected one steal, and shot 83 percent from the free throw line.
  • Jordan Coon (Evansville, Ind.) Franklin College | Guard | First Year – Coon had a team-high 14 points and four assists along with three rebounds as Franklin picked up their first win of the year with a 77-54 blowout of Principia.
  • Taylor Heath (Fairland, Ind.) Hanover College | Guard | Junior – Heath led the Panthers as part of a very competitive Wittenberg Invite. In the team’s contest with No. 12 ranked Baldwin Wallace the junior netted a team best 11 points with two assists. She added another double digit performance in the teams contest with Wittenberg netting 10 points. The point guard also added three assists and two steals.
  • Maddison Smith (Kewanna, Ind.) Manchester University | Guard / Forward | First Year – Against Adrian, Smith led the Spartans with 20 points and six rebounds. Smith put-up her first collegiate career double-double in a Manchester win against the Rockford Regents, scoring 19 points and pulling down 13 rebounds for the Black and Gold.
  • Jamie Baum (Los Altos, Calif.) Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology | Guard | Sophomore – Baum averaged 18.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game as Rose-Hulman recorded its first 2-0 start to a season since 2015-16. Baum scored 21 points with 14 rebounds and 6 assists in a 55-40 win over Mount Aloysius, after a 16 point effort in a 59-47 win over Penn State Altoona.
  • Laken Ball (Beckley, W. Va.) Transylvania University | Forward | Senior – Ball had a double-double in the first game of the season and in her second game of the season had 24 points for 36 points on two wins.

GAROPPOLO THROWS FOR 4 TDS, 49ERS TOP CARDS IN MEXICO CITY

MEXICO CITY (AP) As the final minute ticked off the clock, San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo turned toward the crowd at Estadio Azteca, lifted his hands over his head and started clapping.

It was clear that the Mexico City crowd loved the 49ers.

Jimmy G and the 49ers gave that love – and some really good football – right back.

Garoppolo threw four touchdown passes, including two each to Brandon Aiyuk and George Kittle, and the 49ers won their third straight game by blowing past the Arizona Cardinals 38-10 on Monday night in Mexico City.

“The whole atmosphere tonight, I haven’t played in anything like it,” Garoppolo said. “It was electric, the fans were nuts, they were cheering throughout the whole game. It seemed like a soccer game at some points, just the passion they brought. It was really cool. I’d love to do it again.”

It was the fifth regular-season NFL game played in Mexico City and first since 2019. Technically a Cardinals home game, the festive, raucous announced crowd of 78,427 fans heavily favored the 49ers, roaring particularly loud when Kittle and Deebo Samuel each scored on 39-yard touchdowns.

“Man, I love San Francisco, but if we can’t be there, I love to be here,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. “This place is awesome. That was one of the coolest experiences I’ve been a part of.”

San Francisco (6-4) has won five of its last seven and is tied with the Seahawks at the top of the NFC West. Garoppolo had another efficient performance, completing 20 of 29 passes for 228 yards.

It was a tight game through much of the first half, but the 49ers pulled away in the second half, jumping ahead 24-10 early in the third quarter on a nifty end-around play. Samuel took the pitch and sprinted 39 yards, weaving through the Cardinals defense on his way to the end zone.

“It was really one of those pick your poison type of nights,” Garoppolo said. “They tried to take away the run, so we passed it, and then vice versa. It was a good night.”

It capped a powerful eight-play San Francisco drive that included seven run plays. Aiyuk’s second touchdown catch of the night – this one from 14 yards out – put the 49ers up 31-10 later in the third.

“I hope we made a good impression,” 49ers defensive end Joey Bosa said.

The Cardinals (4-7) played their second straight game without Pro Bowl quarterback Kyler Murray, who has been battling a sore hamstring. Backup Colt McCoy had a 3-1 record in spot starts over the past two seasons – including a win over the Rams last week – but couldn’t recreate the same magic in Mexico.

McCoy finished 24 of 34 passing for 218 yards and an interception. The 49ers hit him hard multiple times, connecting for three sacks.

“It’s just a bummer we didn’t find a way to win that game,” McCoy said. “But San Francisco played hard. They’re a good football team, and we just didn’t make enough plays. But for the crowd, for the atmosphere, being able to play internationally in Mexico City, I thought it was fantastic.”

The 49ers took a 17-10 into the halftime break after Robbie Gould connected on a 39-yard field goal with 43 seconds remaining the second quarter. It capped a back-and-forth first half that saw the teams gain almost identical amounts of yardage: The 49ers had a 186-185 advantage.

The Cardinals pushed ahead 3-0 midway through the first quarter on Matt Prater’s 40-yard field goal as both teams dealt with a steady rain that started around kickoff and continued through much of the first half.

The 49ers responded early in the second when Garoppolo hit Aiyuk over the middle for a 7-yard touchdown, capping a nine-play, 82-yard drive. San Francisco intercepted McCoy on the ensuing drive after a pass bounced off James Conner’s hand and was snatched out of the air by Jimmie Ward.

San Francisco capitalized three plays later when Garoppolo evaded pressure and lofted a pass to Kittle, who juked two Arizona defenders and then cruised into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown and a 14-3 lead.

The cavernous Estadio Azteca – which is home to two of Mexico’s top soccer teams – sits at an altitude of about 7,200 feet, which is much higher than both San Francisco and Phoenix. The 49ers opted to train at altitude this week in Colorado, while the Cardinals decided to stay at their home practice facility in Tempe, Arizona.

Arizona’s defense looked gassed in the second half, missing several tackles as the game slowly got out of hand.

“That was a really good team,” Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said. “We knew we had to play as good as we’ve played all year. And I thought they played really physical in that second half and found a way to make plays.”

BACK IN MEXICO

The teams met in Mexico City a little more than 17 years after they played in the first regular-season NFL game played in a country outside the U.S. The Cardinals beat the 49ers 31-14 on Oct. 3, 2005, in front of 103,467 fans. The stadium’s capacity has been reduced since that time for NFL games.

There have been three other regular-season games played in Mexico before Monday – all at Estadio Azteca. The Raiders beat the Texans 27-20 in 2016, the Patriots beat the Raiders 33-8 in 2017 and the Chiefs beat the Chargers 24-17 in 2019.

INJURIES

49ers: DE Arik Armstead (foot/ankle) was listed as inactive.

Cardinals: In addition to Murray, the Cardinals had three other starters listed as inactive, including CB Byron Murphy Jr. (back), OT D.J. Humphries (back) and TE Zach Ertz (knee). Ertz is out for the season. … WR Rondale Moore (groin) left in the first quarter and didn’t return.

UP NEXT

49ers: Host the Saints on Sunday.

Cardinals: Travel to face the Chargers on Sunday.

NFL NEWS: 2022 THANKSGIVING DAY PREVIEW 

For generations of Americans, the tradition of Thanksgiving Day and NFL football are historically intertwined.

On Thanksgiving in 1925, a crowd of 36,000 – then the largest in professional football history – watched the CHICAGO BEARS play the CHICAGO CARDINALS to a scoreless tie at Wrigley Field. In 1934, the DETROIT LIONS and the defending world champion Bears squared off on Thanksgiving in the first NFL game nationally broadcast, with NBC radio on the call.

This year, the three holiday games will be aired to millions across the country and around the world as the National Football League honors Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHN MADDEN with the inaugural “John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration,” a yearly, multi-faceted remembrance of the late great icon’s indelible legacy. 

The inaugural “John Madden Thanksgiving Celebration” will feature special broadcast tributes as CBS, FOX and NBC will create their own segments dedicated to the football legend. 

For more information on the National Football League honoring John Madden, click here

Since 2006, the NFL has scheduled three Thanksgiving Day games each year. This year’s triple-header is the third season since 2006 to feature five teams with a winning record, joining 2014 and 2011. 

The first game showcases the BUFFALO BILLS traveling to Ford Field to face the DETROIT LIONS (12:30 PM ET, CBS). The Bills are playing their second-consecutive game in Detroit after their Week 11 contest against Cleveland, originally scheduled to be played at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, was moved to Ford Field due to a weather emergency in western New York last week. The late-afternoon game marks the 45th consecutive Thanksgiving Day contest hosted in Dallas, as the DALLAS COWBOYS welcome the NEW YORK GIANTS to AT&T Stadium (4:30 PM ET, FOX). The holiday concludes at U.S. Bank Stadium as the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS visit the MINNESOTA VIKINGS. (8:20 PM ET, NBC). 

GAMENETWORKLOCAL TIMEEASTERN TIME
Buffalo Bills (7-3) at Detroit Lions (4-6)CBS12:30 PM ET12:30 PM
New York Giants (7-3) at Dallas Cowboys (7-3)FOX3:30 PM CT4:30 PM
New England Patriots (6-4) at Minnesota Vikings (8-2)NBC7:20 PM CT8:20 PM


The Lions will play their 83rd Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 55th since 1966. The New York Giants will play their 14th game while Buffalo will play its 11th game on the holiday. The Vikings are appearing on Thanksgiving for the ninth time while the Patriots will play in their sixth Thanksgiving game. All six teams have appeared on Thanksgiving at least one time since 2012.

The Thanksgiving Day records of the teams playing this Thursday:

TEAMWONLOSTTIED
Buffalo Bills541
Dallas Cowboys31221
Detroit Lions37432
Minnesota Vikings620
New England Patriots320
New York Giants643

BUFFALO (7-3) at DETROIT (4-6): Thursday’s matchup marks the third Thanksgiving Day meeting between the Bills and Lions, with Detroit winning each of the first two contests. On November 25, 1976, the Lions earned a 27-14 win as GREG LANDRY and DAVID HILL connected for two touchdowns. Detroit also defeated Buffalo, 35-21, on Thanksgiving in 1994 as Pro Football Hall of Famer BARRY SANDERS rushed for one of his eight career Thanksgiving touchdowns.

Thursday marks the 11th regular-season meeting between the two franchises, with Buffalo holding a 6-4-1 series advantage. In their last meeting, Week 15 of the 2018 season, quarterback JOSH ALLEN rushed for a touchdown and threw a go-ahead 42-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ 14-13 victory.  

Week 12 will mark Buffalo’s third appearance on Thanksgiving in the past four seasons. On November 28, 2019, the Bills defeated Dallas, 26-15, with two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) from Allen and two sacks from defensive tackle ED OLIVER. Last year on the holiday, Allen threw four touchdown passes, including two to tight end DAWSON KNOX and one to wide receiver STEFON DIGGS, in Buffalo’s 31-6 win at New Orleans.

Last week, Buffalo earned a 31-23 victory over Cleveland as Allen threw his 21st touchdown pass of the season. Since entering the NFL in 2018, he has 159 career combined passing and rushing touchdowns (124 passing, 35 rushing), tied with PATRICK MAHOMES (159) for the third-most by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history. Diggs recorded his eighth touchdown reception of the year in Week 11 and surpassed 1,000 receiving yards (1,033) for the fifth-consecutive season.

Linebacker VON MILLER has six sacks in five road games this season and has 10.5 sacks in 12 career games on Thursday. In Week 11, linebacker MATT MILANO became the first player since RYAN SHAZIER (Week 2, 2015) with at least 10 tackles (12), three tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery in the same game. Defensive tackle ED OLIVER had a career-high three tackles for loss last week and aims for his third in row on Thanksgiving with at least half a sack and a pass defensed. 

In Week 11, Detroit defeated the New York Giants, 31-18, for its third-consecutive win. Running back JAMAAL WILLIAMS had three rushing touchdowns in the win and became the fourth player since 2000 with multiple rushing touchdowns in at least five of his team’s first 10 games of a season, joining SHAUN ALEXANDER (six games in 2005), Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (six in 2006) and PRIEST HOLMES (five in 2003). He leads the NFL with 12 rushing touchdowns this season.

Last year on the holiday, quarterback JARED GOFF completed 21 of 25 pass attempts (84 percent), the highest single-game completion percentage on Thanksgiving in NFL history. He has a passer rating of 100-or-higher in three of his past four home starts and has two-or-more touchdown passes in eight of his past nine home games. Wide receiver AMON-RA ST. BROWN led the team with seven receptions last week and has at least seven catches in six of his past seven home games.

Last week, rookie defensive lineman AIDAN HUTCHINSON recorded an interception and fumble recovery and became the second player (LESLIE O’NEAL – 1986) since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic with at least five sacks (5.5) and two interceptions (two) in his first 10 career games. Rookie safety KERBY JOSEPH registered his third interception of the season in Week 11 and is the only rookie with at least three interceptions (three) and two forced fumbles (two). 

NEW YORK GIANTS (7-3) at DALLAS (7-3): The Giants and Cowboys meet for the 121st time since 1960, with Dallas holding the all-time regular-season series advantage, 72-46-2, including wins in 10 of the past 11 meetings. The two clubs previously met on Thanksgiving in 1992 (November 26), with the Cowboys earning a 30-3 win behind two third-quarter touchdowns from Pro Football Hall of Famer EMMITT SMITH. Thursday marks the second meeting this season between the NFC East rivals. Dallas defeated New York, 23-16, in Week 3 on Monday Night Football with a go-ahead touchdown reception from wide receiver CEEDEE LAMB in the fourth quarter.

Last week, New York Giants quarterback DANIEL JONES passed for a season-high 341 yards and had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing). He has a passer rating of 90-or-higher in three of his past four road starts. Running back SAQUON BARKLEY leads the NFC with 1,163 scrimmage yards this season and has three rushing touchdowns in four road games in 2022. He recorded 126 scrimmage yards (81 rushing, 45 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in Week 3 against Dallas and has at least 100 scrimmage yards in two of his three career games at Dallas.

Defensive lineman LEONARD WILLIAMS has at least five tackles in three of his past four on the road and has 3.5 sacks in his past three games against the Cowboys. Defensive lineman DEXTER LAWRENCE registered his sixth game this season with at least five tackles in Week 11, tied for the most such games among defensive linemen in 2022. Linebacker JAYLON SMITH recorded 516 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 20 passes defensed and nine sacks in 68 games over five seasons (2017-21) with Dallas.

Dallas defeated Minnesota, 40-3, last week and is the only NFC team to score at least 40 points twice this season. In five career starts on Thanksgiving, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT has 1,393 passing yards and nine touchdowns (seven passing, two rushing) with a 98.4 rating and can surpass DANNY WHITE (1,545) for the fourth-most passing yards by a quarterback on the holiday all-time. He has 21 touchdowns against five interceptions for a 100.1 rating in 11 career starts against the Giants.

Running back TONY POLLARD had a career-high 189 scrimmage yards (109 receiving, 80 rushing) and two touchdown receptions in Week 11 and became the fourth player since 1990 with at least 75 rushing yards, 100 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions in a single game, joining JOEY GALLOWAY (November 12, 1995), TODD GURLEY (December 24, 2017) and Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (December 7, 2003). On Thanksgiving in 2021, Pollard recorded a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown, the third-longest touchdown ever scored on the holiday, trailing only interception-return touchdowns of 102 yards by BOB SMITH in 1949 and 101 yards by BRYANT WESTBROOK in 2000.

Running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT recorded his 14th-career game with two rushing touchdowns last week. He has 488 scrimmage yards (97.6 per game) and four rushing touchdowns in five career Thanksgiving games. Elliott has 10 touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving) in 11 career games against the Giants and aims for his sixth in a row against New York with a touchdown.

Dallas enters Week 12 with the league’s top ranked scoring defense (16.7 points per game) and leads the NFL with 42 sacks this season. The Cowboys are the only team with four players each having at least five sacks in 2022 – MICAH PARSONS (10 sacks), DORANCE ARMSTRONG (seven), DEMARCUS LAWRENCE (six) and DANTE FOWLER (five) – and each of the four recorded at least one sack in Week 11.

Parsons registered his eighth-career game with at least two sacks, tied with SHAWNE MERRIMAN (eight games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE (eight) for the second-most such games by a player in his first two NFL seasons since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic. Only ALDON SMITH (nine games) has more.

Cornerback TREVON DIGGS has 10 passes defensed and three interceptions in five career games against New York and aims for his fourth in a row against the Giants with an interception.

NEW ENGLAND (6-4) at MINNESOTA (8-2): New England leads the all-time series against Minnesota, 9-4, including wins in five consecutive matchups. The Patriots have scored at least 45 points in each of their past two Thanksgiving appearances (2010 and 2012) and are 3-1 on the holiday under head coach BILL BELICHICK

New England defeated the New York Jets, 10-3, in Week 11 as rookie defensive back MARCUS JONES recorded a game-winning 84-yard punt-return touchdown with five seconds remaining, the first punt-return touchdown in the NFL this season. Jones is the sixth player to record a game-winning punt-return touchdown in the final two minutes of regulation or in overtime since 1970, joining PATRICK PETERSON (November 6, 2011), DESEAN JACKSON (December 19, 2010), BRIAN WESTBROOK (October 19, 2003), TAMARICK VANOVER (October 9, 1995) and WALTER STANLEY (November 27, 1986).

Quarterback MAC JONES completed 23 of 27 pass attempts for a career-high 85.2 completion percentage last week. He has at least one touchdown pass in seven of his past eight road starts and aims for his third in a row overall without an interception. Running back RHAMONDRE STEVENSON ranks tied for fifth among all running backs with a career-high 41 receptions this season and needs 73 scrimmage yards for his first-career 1,000-yard season.

The Patriots are the only team in the league this season to allow three points or fewer multiple times and can become the first team since 2000 to allow three-or-fewer points in three consecutive games within a single season. New England enters Week 12 allowing 16.9 points per game, the fewest among all AFC teams. Linebacker MATTHEW JUDON has at least 1.5 sacks in three of his past four and leads the NFL with a career-high 13 sacks this season. 

Minnesota quarterback KIRK COUSINS has 691 passing yards (345.5 per game) and five touchdowns against one interception for a 110.8 rating in two career Thanksgiving starts. Running back DALVIN COOK needs 55 scrimmage yards for his fourth-consecutive 1,000-yard season and aims for his third in a row on Thursday with at least 170 scrimmage yards and a touchdown. Wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON has 4,109 career receiving yards and can surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (4,163 receiving yards) for the most receiving yards by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history. 

Linebacker ZA’DARIUS SMITH has 22 sacks in 22 career primetime games while linebacker DANIELLE HUNTER has 6.5 sacks in six career Thursday games. Cornerback PATRICK PETERSON ranks third in the NFL this season with 12 passes defensed. Safety HARRISON SMITH has a pass defensed in five of his past six games and aims for his third in a row with at least six tackles. 

WILSON’S STRUGGLES HAVE PLAYOFF-HUNGRY JETS IN TOUGH SPOT

(AP) — Well, that took a lousy turn in a hurry for the New York Jets.

From the possibility of sitting in first place in the AFC East to the bottom of the division standings – with some serious questions about the quarterback.

And Zach Wilson is taking plenty of hits for his lousy play and uninspired answers after the Jets’ 10-3 stunning loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday. He’s also uncertain to be under center next Sunday when New York hosts Chicago.

“We’re keeping everything on the table,” coach Robert Saleh said Monday when asked if he was committing to Wilson as the starter. “We have to look at what’s best for this organization and team.”

Saleh added “it’s not all about the quarterback.”

But Wilson, the No. 2 overall pick in last year’s draft went 9 of 22 for a measly 77 yards with several wayward throws. The Jets managed just 2 total yards on seven possessions in the second half. That’s despite New York’s defense sacking Mac Jones six times and holding the Patriots to 4 of 15 on third down.

But when asked if he thought he and the Jets’ offense are letting the defense down, Wilson was defiant.

“No, no,” he said after the game.

It was a response that soon went viral as an example of a lack of accountability.

Meanwhile, inside the locker room, rookie wide receiver Garrett Wilson was railing against the “sorry” offense – a performance Saleh called “dog (crap)” after the game. The first-round pick out of Ohio State insisted – without naming names during his rant – that coaches “have to put more trust in the receiver room” and “hopefully, this is a wakeup for some people in the facility.”

If New York does sit Wilson – something Saleh said Sunday wasn’t a thought – it would be either Mike White or Joe Flacco under center.

“Something’s got to get better,” Saleh said, “and we’re going to do our best to find an answer.”

The Jets are 6-4 and in the middle of the playoff hunt, but it feels a lot more dire.

That’s because despite the surprisingly strong start, the issue of whether Wilson can be the franchise quarterback the Jets hoped has been percolating.

He’s 5-2 as the starter after missing the first three games with a knee injury, with both losses coming against Bill Belichick’s bunch. That’s not unusual for a young quarterback. But it’s the way Wilson has performed in those defeats that’s alarming.

The Patriots intercepted him three times in the teams’ first meeting three weeks ago. They absolutely stymied him this time around.

“It was a frustrating day, of course,” Wilson said. “I feel like I had some balls that got away from me. But we’ve got to find ways on offense. We’ve got to do some digging, watch the film, and see what we can do better.”

That might also apply to how he handled his postgame news conference. Wilson’s confidence and moxie has been praised, but not taking ownership of his struggles in that instance – especially as the quarterback and team leader – rubbed some the wrong way.

The Jets’ defense is a playoff-caliber unit. The offense has several playmakers, even with rookie running back Breece Hall out for the season.

But Wilson is the weak link.

And what he does moving forward will be the difference between the Jets snapping an 11-year playoff drought or extending that skid – and perhaps looking for a potential replacement for Wilson during the offseason.

WHAT’S WORKING

The defense has been impressive the past several weeks, particularly the pass rush. The Jets are putting regular pressure on quarterbacks without coordinator Jeff Ulbrich even calling many blitzes. The Jets are tied for fourth in the NFL with 32 sacks entering Monday night.

WHAT NEEDS HELP

Offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur seemed to find a winning game plan by focusing on the running game, but Hall’s injury a few weeks ago put a crimp in that. Belichick took away the ground game as the Jets ran for just 59 yards on 23 attempts, an average of 2.9 yards. And when Wilson was forced to make plays – something Saleh and several players insisted they were confident he could do – he fell flat.

STOCK UP

DE Bryce Huff. After being inactive the first three games, Huff has become a sparkplug in the Jets’ pass rush in a situational role. Signed as an undrafted free agent out of Memphis in 2020, Huff already has a career-high 2 1/2 sacks, including one in each of the past two games. He also has six quarterback hits.

STOCK DOWN

Wilson would seem to be the obvious answer, but his stock was already running low. Instead, coordinator Brant Boyer, punter Braden Mann (who had 10 punts) and the Jets’ special teams unit take the spot this week – despite an otherwise solid day. Losing on an 84-yard punt return for a touchdown by Marcus Jones with 5 seconds left simply can’t happen.

INJURIES

WR Corey Davis (knee) could return this week after missing three games. … RG Nate Herbig (shin) was active Sunday, but wasn’t feeling 100% before the game and sat out. … DT Sheldon Rankins (elbow) is likely a few weeks from returning.

KEY NUMBER

2 – How a team, especially one playing for first place in the division, can manage just 2 total yards in an entire half – the fewest by any team this season – is astounding.

NEXT STEPS

The Jets have a chance to bounce back against a Bears team that has lost six of seven and has injury concerns about quarterback Justin Fields.

But first will come a decision on whether Wilson remains the quarterback for the Jets.

BRONCOS WAIVE GORDON AFTER ANOTHER FUMBLE LEADS TO A LOSS

DENVER (AP) Melvin Gordon’s butterfingers finally cost him not just his starting job in Denver but his roster spot altogether.

The Broncos waived their veteran running back Monday, a day after his fumble at the goal line proved costly in their 22-16 overtime loss to the Los Vegas Raiders that sent them tumbling into the AFC West basement at 3-7.

Gordon, who has a penchant for fumbling in crucial situations in his career, burst up the middle on third-and-1 from the Raiders 3 in the waning seconds of the first half. He had the first down, but was still trying to get into the end zone when Raiders defensive end Maxx Crosby punched the ball from his arms.

Broncos guard Quinn Meinerz recovered the loose ball at the 7, and Brandon McManus trotted out for a 25-yard field goal on fourth-and-5 that Crosby blocked as the first half expired.

That squandered the Broncos’ long drive that started at their 16 and they followed that letdown with their seventh scoreless third quarter of the season on their way to their sixth one-score loss.

Gordon had two touchdown runs this season to go with five fumbles, two of which he lost. That gave him 26 career fumbles, 18 of them recovered by opponents. Nobody in the NFL has more fumbles or lost fumbles than Gordon over the past decade.

He fumbled a dozen times in his two-plus seasons with the Broncos, losing nine of them. Three of his last seven fumbles were returned for touchdowns and two more came within a step of the goal line.

Gordon’s fumble at Las Vegas in Week 4, which cornerback Amik Robertson returned for a 68-yard touchdown, changed the tenor of the game and jump-started the Raiders’ 32-23 win on a day the Broncos lost rising star running back Javonte Williams to a season-ending knee injury.

Gordon’s job status seemed in jeopardy then because TV cameras showed him crestfallen on the sideline and not interacting with his teammates the rest of that October afternoon. A day later, he “liked” a bunch of tweets suggesting the Broncos cut him loose.

Instead, coach Nathaniel Hackett met with Gordon to reassure him he was his starter.

This time, he met with him and wished him well.

“He’s a true pro. He’s done a lot of good stuff here with the Denver Broncos and scored some touchdowns for us this year, and we thought it was best for the team and we’ve moved on and I wished him the best of luck,” Hackett said Monday. “I think it’s great for him to have a fresh start.”

Hackett said he would go forward with a rotation of Latavius Murray, Marlon Mack and practice squad running back Devine Ozigbo. Mike Boone is also working his way back from a high ankle sprain.

JERRY JONES: ROUT OF VIKINGS MAKES COWBOYS TITLE CONTENDERS

FRISCO, Texas (AP) Jerry Jones is talking Super Bowl after the Dallas owner watched the Cowboys dismantle Minnesota while ending the Vikings’ seven-game winning streak.

The outspoken and often-too-optimistic Jones has stayed away from such bold thoughts as the years without even a trip to the NFC championship game have piled up (this is 27).

The talk would have seemed crazy just a week earlier after a collapse the franchise had never seen in Green Bay. The Cowboys were 195-0 when leading by at least 14 points entering the fourth quarter before Aaron Rodgers and company rallied for an overtime victory.

Then again, the biggest road rout in club history – 40-3 over Kirk Cousins and the Vikings – can change things in a hurry.

“A resounding yes. Yes. Unequivocally,” Jones told reporters Sunday. “I think we’ve had adversity. We very easily could have more adversity.

“But I sure do think that what I see out here right now is the team like that, you could go get a Super Bowl with.”

The Cowboys (7-3) might not get a home game in the playoffs with Philadelphia leading the NFC East with the best record in the NFL.

Dallas is tied with the Giants with New York visiting on Thanksgiving. The Cowboys won the first meeting at the Meadowlands.

It seems safe to say any wild-card host wouldn’t be thrilled to find out Dallas is the visitor.

Tony Pollard had a career-high 189 scrimmage yards and two receiving touchdowns, including a 68-yarder. Ezekiel Elliott scored twice on short, powerful runs.

Dak Prescott was 22 of 25 without a sack or interception while Kirk Cousins was just 12 of 21 with a career-high seven sacks by a defense that held Dalvin Cook and company to 73 yards rushing – thanks in part to Minnesota’s huge deficit – after giving up more than 200 in each of the previous two games.

In other words, it was about as complete a performance as Dallas has had, and quite an emphatic response to a defeat that led to questions of whether the Cowboys were contenders.

“I too thought this game was going to tell us what we are,” Jones said. “I don’t know that we’re that. I really don’t. But I know this, that we’re not a team that doesn’t respond when it’s wounded.”

WHAT’S WORKING

The Elliott-Pollard tandem that was gaining momentum before Elliott missed consecutive games because of a knee injury had its best showing so far.

Pollard’s open-field speed was on display again, but when he was stuffed twice on the goal line, Elliott got in on the next play.

The next time Dallas had the ball on the Minnesota 1-yard line, the Cowboys didn’t bother trying Pollard. Elliott converted again, this time on his second push after initial contact.

WHAT NEEDS HELP

The Cowboys need to make sure they’re on their recruiting game this week. Jones confirmed reports that free agent receiver Odell Beckham Jr. planned to visit the Cowboys and Giants sometime after their Thanksgiving meeting could end up deciding between the two.

Beckham, who tore an ACL in the Super Bowl with the defending champion Los Angeles Rams, knows both teams well. He was Dallas’ division rival his first five seasons with the Giants.

“Certainly it’s time for us to sit down and visit,” Jones said.

STOCK UP

LB Micah Parsons had his fifth two-sack game of the season, which accounts for all 10 of his sacks. The reigning NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year had 11 QB pressures a week after getting shut out in that category for the time in his career, according to NFL Next Gen Stats.

STOCK DOWN

Connor McGovern’s days as the starting left guard this season could be numbered. Rookie Tyler Smith, who replaced Tyron Smith at left tackle after the elder Smith tore a hamstring in training camp, replaced McGovern with the game out of reach.

It was an indication Tyler Smith could slide over a spot if Tyron Smith returns in December as the Cowboys hope. Smith was working at left guard in the offseason and camp before Tyron Smith’s injury.

INJURIES

LB Anthony Barr’s absence when he was close to a return from a hamstring injury could mean that he will get to play against the Giants even though it’s a short week. Parsons limped off in the third quarter after getting a lower leg rolled up on during a tackle. He later returned and said after the game he was OK.

KEY NUMBER

35 – That was the previous largest margin of victory on the road for the Cowboys. They beat the 35-0 Giants in the season opener in 1995. Dallas beat Philadelphia 42-7 in 1971. The Cowboys won the Super Bowl in both of those seasons.

NEXT STEPS

The visit from the Giants is the start of a three-game homestand for Dallas. Two AFC South opponents follow in Indianapolis and Houston.

FALCONS’ PITTS SIDELINED WITH KNEE INJURY

(AP) — Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts has a knee injury that will sideline him “in the short term,” coach Arthur Smith said Monday.

Smith added that it’s too early to know if Pitts, the No. 4 overall draft pick last year and a Pro Bowl pick as a rookie, will be placed on injured reserve.

“(General manager) Terry (Fontenot) and I will talk through the next 48 hours, and until we get confirmation from the full set of medical opinions and until everybody’s on the same page, then we’ll decide if we need to make a move or not,” Smith said.

Pitts was hurt in the third quarter of Sunday’s 27-24 win over the Chicago Bears. He caught an 18-yard pass over the middle and was hit low by Eddie Jackson. He stayed down on the field for a few seconds before walking off the field under his own power.

The Falcons (5-6) will likely turn to MyCole Pruitt to replace Pitts as Atlanta prepares to visit Washington (6-5) this weekend.

Smith said Sunday that the team wouldn’t know the severity of Pitts’ injury until he gets a couple of medical opinions. Pitts ranks second on the Falcons with 28 catches for 356 yards and two touchdowns. His numbers are down this season with Atlanta deploying a run-first offense.

The Falcons also lost starting defensive end Ta’Quon Graham to a knee injury in the second quarter against the Bears. Graham was carted off the field. Smith said the team will know the full extent of Graham’s injury later this week.

GIANTS LOSE ROOKIE RECEIVER WAN’DALE ROBINSON TO ACL INJURY

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson will miss the rest of the season after tearing an ACL during a loss to the Detroit Lions.

Coach Brian Daboll announced the injury Monday, less than 24 hours after the second-round draft pick hurt his knee late in the 31-18 loss to the Lions. The injury came in Robinson’s best NFL game: He had nine catches for 100 yards, both career highs.

Coming into the game at MetLife Stadium, the Kentucky product had 14 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. This is his second knee injury this season. He hurt an MCL in the season opener and missed four games.

Fellow receiver Sterling Shepard also tore an ACL in a game at MetLife against Dallas on Sept. 26.

Officials with MetLife, which is co-owned by the Giants and Jets, last week announced their intention to change the artificial surface at the stadium before next season. The NFL Players Association had recently criticized the stadium’s surface as a cause for many lower-extremity injuries.

UVA FOOTBALL PLAYER WOUNDED IN SHOOTING GETS OUT OF HOSPITAL

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) A University of Virginia football player who was seriously wounded in a shooting that killed three of his teammates has been released from the hospital.

Brenda Hollins, the mother of running back Mike Hollins, tweeted early Monday: “Mike has been discharged!!! HALLELUJAH.”

She asked for continued prayers “as he recovers and settles into his new life.” She also asked for prayers for the families of the three players who were killed in the Nov. 13 shooting. “They need us!!!” she wrote.

Joe Gipson, a spokesman for the Louisiana law firm where Brenda Hollins works, said Mike Hollins was released from the UVA Medical Center on Sunday. Gipson said Mike Hollins will be staying with his family at an offsite location near the hospital for the next few weeks for follow-up medical appointments.

Lavel Davis Jr., D’Sean Perry and Devin Chandler were shot and killed on a charter bus as they returned to campus from a field trip to see a play in Washington. Each died of a gunshot wound to the head, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Authorities have said that Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., a UVA student and former member of the football team who was on the trip, began shooting at students on the bus as it pulled to a stop at a campus parking garage.

A prosecutor said in court last week that a witness told police the gunman targeted specific victims, shooting one as he slept. Two other students were wounded. Student Marlee Morgan was released from the hospital last week. A spokesperson for the Hollins family said last week that Hollins, who was shot in the back, underwent multiple surgeries and was making progress in his recovery.

Jones, 23, faces second-degree murder and other charges stemming from the shooting, which set off a manhunt and 12-hour campus lockdown before Jones was apprehended in suburban Richmond. Jones is being held without bond.

Authorities have not released a motive.

BELTRÁN, LACKEY LEAD 14 NEWCOMERS ON BASEBALL HALL BALLOT

NEW YORK (AP) Carlos Beltran, John Lackey and Jered Weaver are among 14 newcomers on the Baseball Writers’ Association of America’s Hall of Fame ballot in what could turn into an evaluation of the Houston Astros’ cheating scandal.

R.A. Dickey, Huston Street, Francisco Rodriguez, Bronson Arroyo and Matt Cain also are new to the ballot, joined by Jacoby Ellsbury, Jayson Werth, Mike Napoli, J.J. Hardy, Jhonny Peralta and Andre Ethier, the Hall and the BBWAA said Monday.

Holdovers include Scott Rolen, Todd Helton and Billy Wagner. Rolen received 249 of 394 votes last year (63.2%), when David Ortiz was elected with 307 votes (77.9%), 11 more than the 75% needed. Helton was on 205 ballots (52%) and Wagner 201 (51%).

Voters denied several stars tainted by steroids and scandal.

Barry Bonds (260 votes, 66%), Roger Clemens (257, 65.2%) and Curt Schilling (231, 58.6%) were dropped after their 10th appearances on the ballot last year and are among eight players who will appear on the ballot of the Hall’s contemporary baseball era committee, which meets Dec. 4 in San Diego ahead of baseball’s winter meetings.

Other holdovers on the BBWAA ballot include Andruw Jones (163 votes last year, 41.1%), Gary Sheffield (160, 40.6%), Alex Rodriguez (135, 34.3%), Jeff Kent (129, 32.7%), Manny Ramirez (114, 28.9%), Omar Vizquel (94, 23.9%), Andy Pettitte (42, 10.7%), Jimmy Rollins (37, 9.4%), Bobby Abreu (34, 8.6%), Mark Buehrle (23, 5.8%) and Torii Hunter (21, 5.3%).

Kent, who received his highest percentage last year, will appear on the BBWAA ballot for the 10th and final time.

BBWAA members with 10 or more consecutive years of membership are eligible to vote. Ballots must be postmarked by Dec. 31 and results will be announced Jan. 24.

Any players elected will be inducted into the Hall at Cooperstown on July 23 along with anyone elected by the contemporary baseball era committee.

A nine-time All-Star, Beltran had a .279 batting average, 435 home runs, 1,587 RBIs and 312 stolen bases for Kansas City, Houston, the New York Mets, San Francisco, St. Louis, the Yankees and Texas. He was hired as Mets manager on Nov. 1, 2019, then was fired on Jan. 16 without having managed a game, three days after he was the only Astros player mentioned by name in a report by Major League Baseball regarding the team’s illicit use of electronics to steal signs during Houston’s run to the 2017 World Series.

Alex Rodriguez, a three-time MVP and 14-time All-Star who hit 696 home runs, was suspended for the 2014 season for violating MLB’s drug policy and collective bargaining agreement, and Ortiz’s name was alleged to have appeared on a list of players who tested positive during 2003 survey testing.

Lackey won Game 7 of the 2002 World Series for the Anaheim Angels as a rookie, then added World Series titles with the 2013 Boston Red Sox and the 2016 Chicago Cubs. He was 188-147 with a 3.92 ERA in 15 seasons and 8-6 with a 3.44 ERA in the postseason.

Weaver, a three-time All-Star, was 150-98 with a 3.63 ERA.

BALE SALVAGES 1-1 DRAW FOR WALES AGAINST US IN WORLD CUP

AL RAYYAN, Qatar (AP) A young United States team was nearing victory in its World Cup return. Then Walker Zimmerman needlessly plowed into Gareth Bale.

Bale converted the resulting penalty kick in the 82nd minute, giving Wales a 1-1 draw Monday night that left the Americans feeling frustrated and made their path to the knockout stage more precarious.

“You feel like you have the game and you’re going to win the game,” midfielder Brenden Aaronson said. “It’s a punch in the face.”

Tim Weah put the Americans ahead in the 36th minute off a pass from Christian Pulisic, scoring in front a crowd that included his father, former FIFA Player of the Year and current Liberia President George Weah.

Back in the World Cup after missing the 2018 tournament, the United States had only to close out the final minutes. But Brennan Johnson made a throw-in that Aaron Ramsey cut back to Bale, who had his back to the goal near the penalty spot. Zimmerman’s sliding tackle took out Bale’s left leg, and Qatari referee Abdulrahman Al-Jassim pointed to the penalty spot.

“He probably just puts his leg not for the ball but to try and get in the way of me hitting the ball,” Zimmerman said. “So I kind of went through him and I think I still got the ball. But clever move – I wish I would have seen him out of the corner my eye.”

Shooting in front of the Red Wall of supporters, Bale sent his kick past goalkeeper Matt Turner for his 41st goal in 109 international appearances, salvaging a point for Wales in its first World Cup match since 1958.

“Obviously, a difficult game,” Bale said. “First half was not how we wanted to play and the United States played really well. We played quite poorly.”

Next up for the United States is a high-profile matchup Friday against England, which opened with a 6-2 rout of Iran. Wales faces the Iranians.

The top two teams advance.

“It think it’s pretty clear – a disappointing result for us,” Turner said.

Weah, just 22, was part of a new-look American team that is the tournament’s second-youngest.

Yunus Musah, at 19 years, 358 days the youngest American to start a Cup match, started the move to Weah’s goal when he headed the ball to Josh Sargent at the midfield stripe. Sargent dished off to Pulisic, who burst up the middle of the field. On his fourth touch Pulisic rolled the ball ahead to Weah, who timed his run perfectly to break in ahead of Neco Williams.

From near the penalty spot, Weah used the side of his right foot to poke the ball over the left thigh of sliding goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey for his fourth goal in 26 international appearances.

“It’s a dream come true for every attacker, for every player to score in a World Cup,” Weah said, “and I did that tonight in front of my fans, my teammates, my family.”

In the 750th international U.S. match, the Americans started a U.S. Cup record 10 players from European clubs, with only Zimmerman from Major League Soccer. DeAndre Yedlin, who entered in the 74th minute, was the only American with previous World Cup experience.

Sargent nearly put the Americans ahead in the 10th minute when he hit a post with a header from Antonee Robinson’s cross.

After the U.S. dominated the first half with 66% possession, Wales switched to a three-man attack and had 67% in the first 15 minutes of the second. Ben Davies’ header in the 64th minute was pushed over the crossbar by a leaping Turner.

The match was played in the Arabian desert west of Doha at rebuilt Ahmad bin Ali Stadium, lit in brilliant colors and featuring an exterior facade meant to replicate undulating sand dunes. The U.S. Soccer Federation sold about 3,300 tickets, and Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was on hand in the crowd of 43,418.

“The nerves were there,” Pulisic said. “Now we have to figure out how to put that together for 90 minutes.”

CARDED

Sergino Dest, Weston McKennie, Tim Ream and Kellyn Acosta received yellow cards.

TRAINER’S ROOM

U.S. midfielder Gio Reyna was held out because of what coach Gregg Berhalter said was tightness without specifying. Berhalter envisioned him playing against England.

FAULK’S POWER-PLAY GOAL LIFTS STREAKING BLUES PAST DUCKS

ST. LOUIS (AP) Justin Faulk had a power-play goal late in the third period and the St. Louis Blues extended their winning streak to seven games with a 3-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday night

Faulk’s goal snapped a 1-all tie with 4:13 left in the game. The Blues’ winning streak is the longest in NHL history for a team immediately following a losing streak of eight games or more in regulation play.

“We want to play well and we’re building and that’s what we wanted to be since the beginning of the year,” Faulk said. “We just know that we have to commit to the details of the game every night and there’s never an easy night.”

Noel Acciari scored in the first period and added an empty-netter to seal the win. Jordan Binnington made 27 saves for St. Louis, which also beat the Ducks on Saturday night at Enterprise Center.

“It’s one game at a time, one day at a time,” Binnington said. “That’s a tighter game than I think we wanted. We’ve got to recognize that and just stay on ourselves . and everyone keep that focus.”

Cam Fowler scored and John Gibson made 24 saves for the Ducks, who have lost six of their last seven games.

“We can look at the positives as best we can, but our power play had a chance to put the game away, a couple opportunities,” Fowler said. “We didn’t get the job done, they did. That’s the hockey game.”

Acciari gave the Blues the lead just 11 seconds into the game. Brayden Schenn set it up by stealing the puck from Fowler and feeding it to a wide open Acciari in front of the net.

“He’s played well from the get-go for me,” Blues coach Craig Berube said of Acciari. “The effort he gives every night and the details in his game are excellent.”

It was the sixth-fastest goal to start a game in Blues history. Alexander Steen and Greg Paslawski share the record at eight seconds.

“We’re starting to get some bounces and I think the confidence for some guys is starting to kind of come back from that eight game skid,” Acciari said.

Fowler made up for the early miscue by tying the game with just 17.5 seconds left in the first, banking a shot off Blues defenseman Nick Leddy’s leg.

Anaheim killed off a pair of Blues power plays in a scoreless second period. Gibson made a sprawling glove save on a Jordan Kyrou chance in the first man advantage.

“When you’re winning it’s fun, and everyone’s having fun, and things are going right,” Acciari said.

LATE SCRATCH

Blues D Torey Krug took part in the pregame warmups but left the ice early, before being officially ruled out by the team. He was replaced by Tyler Tucker.

No official statement on the type of injury was released, but Berube said it happened in practice.

SNAPPED STREAKS

Though Fowler scored, his three-game multi-point streak ended. Fowler is one of four defensemen in Ducks history to have had multiple points in three consecutive games, and the first since Scott Niedermayer in 2008-09.

Ducks C Adam Henrique’s season-long six-game point streak also ended.

NOTES: Blues F Pavel Buchnevich was named the league’s second star for the week ending Nov. 20. Buchnevich scored three goals and had four assists in four games. … Ducks D Kevin Shattenkirk (lower body) returned to the lineup after missing four games. Shattenkirk played for the Blues from 2010-2017. . Blues D Colton Parayko (upper body) returned after a three game absence.

UP NEXT

Ducks: Host the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

Blues: Visit Buffalo on Wednesday night.

DEVILS TOP OILERS, TIE FRANCHISE MARK WITH 13TH STRAIGHT WIN

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The young New Jersey Devils are making a name for themselves – in the team’s record book.

Nico Hischier had three assists and the no-name Devils beat the Connor McDavid-led Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Monday night to match a franchise mark with their 13th consecutive win.

“I guess we’re up there with the history book,” Hischier said. “Nobody is going to take that from us now and it feels good. It proves that we’re a good team, that we can win hockey games, that we don’t have to hide anymore.”

Jesper Bratt, Dawson Mercer, Damon Severson, Tomas Tatar and Yegor Sharangovich scored for the Devils, who haven’t lost since Oct. 24 against Washington. Vitek Vanecek made 27 saves for New Jersey.

“It’s awesome winning,” said Bratt, who leads the team with 24 points. “So is everything around the rink and being with the guys and playing these important games. That means a lot, and winning is the best thing possible in hockey.”

The Devils still have three quarters of the season to go, but they are well on the road to making the playoffs for the first time since the 2017-18 season.

“We’ve had a great run. We know that we’re kind of the hunted now,” coach Lindy Ruff said. “We know that we’re going to expect probably the best every team can bring because we’re getting recognition. So that part we have to deal with. But 19 games in you can’t say, `We sent a message to the league.'”

Leon Draisaitl and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored for the Oilers, beaten twice by New Jersey during its run. Stuart Skinner made 23 saves, but had the puck taken off his stick by Hischier early in the second period to set up the go-ahead goal by Mercer into a wide-open net.

“Obviously a tough game. Tough loss,” Skinner said. “They’re obviously a great team. They’re obviously hot right now as well. They’ve got some great players that make some great plays and it was just tough to lose, especially two in a row to these guys. But all we can do is learn from our mistakes and move on.”

Severson stretched the margin to 3-1 on a counterattack minutes later.

Edmonton made a push early in the third. Nugent-Hopkins cut it to 3-2 at 4:52 and had a close-in chance to tie it, only to be stopped by Vanecek, who improved to 9-1.

Tatar gave the Devils breathing room about a minute later, gloving down the rebound of Mercer’s shot and beating Skinner. Sharangovich added an insurance goal with 5:15 to go.

Jack Hughes had two assists for the Devils.

ROUGH NIGHT IN NET

Not only did Skinner hand the Devils the go-ahead goal, backup netminder Jack Campbell also had a bad night.

Sitting on the end of the bench late in the second period, Campbell was cut when he was hit in the face by a puck that seemed to be deflected by Devils defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Campbell immediately left the bench and did not return for the third period.

“I went and saw him after the second period, and he was laughing and smiling. So that’s the kind of guy he is,” Skinner said. “But no, he had a pretty bloody nose and obviously it’s hard to see that happen, especially to him. I think he’s fine.”

UP NEXT

Oilers: Continue their swing through the New York metropolitan area when they visit the Islanders on Wednesday. Edmonton finishes in New York City on Saturday against the Rangers.

Devils: Host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

****TOP INDIANA SPORTS RELEASES****

PACERS BASKETBALL

Someone alert DJ Khaled because lately all the Pacers do is win.

Buoyed by a balanced scoring attack and even an unexpected sharpshooting display from T.J. McConnell, Indiana (10-6) handled Orlando (5-13) on Monday night at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, 123-102.

With the victory, the Pacers swept a two-game set with the Magic, won their fifth straight contest overall, and picked up their ninth victory in their last 11 outings.

Bennedict Mathurin led the Blue & Gold with 22 points on the night, going 6-for-13 from the field and 8-for-10 from the free throw line. Tyrese Haliburton chipped in 18 points and 14 assists despite sitting out the entire fourth quarter.

Those two are accustomed to carrying Indiana’s offense by this point, but McConnell decided to get in on the fun on Monday. The diminutive, defensive-minded backup guard entered the night 0-for-4 from 3-point range over his first 14 games. But he knocked down his first three 3-point attempts on Monday, the highlight of a stat-sheet stuffing performance that included 19 points, 10 assists, five rebounds, and three steals.

“I work on it so much,” McConnell said of his shot. “I pass up quite a few of them because I think we can get a better shot, but the way they were playing me, I just let it fly.

“I have to keep letting it fly. I put in too many hours in the gym. Credit to (assistant) coach Jenny (Boucek) and (player development coach) Jannero Pargo and everyone that’s been in the gym with me.”

The Pacers got to the rim early, scoring their first four baskets at the rim while racing out to an early 9-1 lead.

Indiana led 21-14 seven minutes into the contest following a dunk by Jalen Smith and a three-point play from Mathurin. But Orlando pushed back with a 12-2 run, capped by back-to-back 3-pointers from Jalen Suggs and Gary Harris.

The Pacers briefly retook the lead following Isaiah Jackson’s layup in the final minute, but two Franz Wagner free throws on the other end gave the visitors a 28-27 lead after one.

The two teams traded the lead three times early in the ensuing frame before the Blue & Gold eventually put together a run. McConnell buried his first 3-pointer of the season from the right wing with 5:01 remaining in the first half. Haliburton and Oshae Brissett added threes of their own in a 13-6 spurt that pushed the Pacers’ lead to double digits.

Indiana led by nine as the final seconds ticked away in the first half. Magic guard R.J. Hampton swished in a three as the buzzer sounded, but he was a half-second late getting off the shot in time and the Pacers headed to halftime with a 54-45 advantage.

Indiana preserved their lead throughout the third quarter, which featured several inspired plays. Pacers center Myles Turner blocked three shots in a four-minute span, the final one denying Kevon Harris’ dunk attempt and triggering a break where Haliburton found Aaron Nesmith for an open three.

A short while later, McConnell drilled another trey, Haliburton knifed through the lane and converted a three-point play, and Mathurin knocked down a triple on three consecutive possessions to extend the Pacers’ lead to 77-61.

As the clock ticked under a minute in the third quarter, Mathurin threw a skip pass from the top of the key to McConnell in the left corner. The eighth-year veteran drilled it once again for his third triple of the night, sending the Indiana bench into hysterics.

With McConnell’s unlikely shooting spree leading the way, the Pacers took a commanding 86-67 lead into the fourth quarter. Brissett’s three a little over a minute into the final frame pushed the lead to 22 and the Blue & Gold cruised to victory, holding out multiple starters for the entire fourth quarter and emptying the bench with plenty of time to spare.

Brissettt finished with 18 points off the bench in the win, going 4-for-6 from beyond the arc. Jackson finished with 10 points and eight boards, while Turner chipped in 10 points, five rebounds, and three blocks.

The Pacers, a popular pick to finish near the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings in the media’s preseason predictions, currently have the fifth-best record in the NBA.

“We’ve just got good people who are great teammates and want the next guy to succeed,” McConnell said. “We do that at a high level, make the extra pass and (cover) for each other on defense. And we’ve got a lot of young guys who get out and run. I think we just kind of take people by surprise.”

Wagner led Orlando with 20 points and six rebounds in the loss, going 6-for-11 from the field and 8-for-10 from the charity stripe. Indianapolis native Harris added 18 points off the bench for the Magic, going 3-for-6 from 3-point range.

The Pacers have two games remaining on a four-game homestand. Indiana will host Minnesota on Wednesday and Brooklyn on Friday before embarking on a seven-game West Coast road trip, the franchise’s longest road trip since 1986.

MBB: INDIANA BASKETBALL GAME NOTES – GAME 5: VS. LITTLE ROCK

Opening Tip

• Indiana University continues its 123rd season of competition in men’s basketball with the second of three matchups in the second-annual Hoosier Classic. The Hoosiers will host Little Rock at 6:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 23 at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. The game will be broadcasted on BTN.

• The Trojans are coached by fifth-year head coach Darrell Walker, who played 10 seasons in the NBA with the New York Knicks, Denver Nuggets, Washington Bullets, Detroit Pistons, and Chicago Bulls.

Game Information

Nov. 23, 2022 • 6:30 PM ET • Hoosier Classic

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

TV: BTN (Kevin Kugler, Stephen Bardo)

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

Series History: Indiana leads, 2-0

Last Meeting: IU 77, LR 53 on Dec. 29, 1994 in Indianapolis

Series History

• Indiana and Little Rock will meet on the hardwood for the third time on Wednesday evening. Indiana has won the previous two matchups by an average of 26.0 points.

• The Hoosiers are 12-0 against teams currently in the Sun Belt Conference, including an 83-62 victory in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 22, 2013.

Hoosier Classic History

• The Hoosiers are 4-0 all time as hosts of the Hoosier Classic. This season’s field includes Jackson State, Little Rock, and Miami (Ohio)

• Indiana took down Miami (Ohio) by a score of 86-56 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in the first game of the event on Sunday. Little Rock earned a hard-fought victory over Jackson State (94-91) in their first matchup.

• The Hoosiers will finish the Classic with a matchup against Jackson State at 12:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 25. Little Rock will close the event with a 1 p.m. ET tip against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday, Nov. 26.

Last Time Out

• Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis recorded his 33rd-career double-double with 17 points and 16 points in Indiana’s 86-56 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the first contest of the Hoosier Classic. In his last three games, the Center Grove product has made 28-of-34 (82.4%) shots from the field.

• True freshman forward Malik Reneau tallied 10 points, four rebounds, and a career-best three steals in the win over the RedHawks. True freshman guard Jalen Hood-Schifino contributed a season-high 12 points and five boards.

• Fifth-year senior forward Miller Kopp added 10 points, his second double-figure scoring output of the season.

Bench Mob

• The Hoosier bench has outscored opponents 143-47 through three games. The second unit has accounted for 40.2% of IU’s scoring output this season.

• True freshman forward Malik Reneau and junior forward Jordan Geronimo are second and sixth, respectively, in scoring on the Hoosiers this season. The frontcourt duo averages 18.3 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest on 30-of-45 shooting (67.7%) from the floor.

• Sophomore guard Tamar Bates and sophomore guard Trey Galloway lead the second unit backcourt. The guards have combined for a 2.6-1 assist-turnover ratio and are shooting 5-of-14 (35.7%) from the 3-point line this season.

Jumping Jordan Geronimo

• Junior forward Jordan Geronimo is second on the team in bench scoring at 7.0 points per game. He is currently shooting 66.7% from the floor in 13 minutes per game.

• He swatted a career-best five shots in the win over Miami on Nov. 29.

Reneau for Two

• True freshman forward Malik Reneau leads all Hoosiers in bench points (46), rebounds (19), and steals (5) despite only seeing 17.4 minutes of run per outing.

Double Double, Double Double (CAREER)

Trayce Jackson-Davis: 33; last vs. Miami (Ohio), 11/20/22

Race Thompson: 8; last at Michigan State, 2/12/22

Xavier Johnson: 3; last at Purdue, 3/5/22

Jordan Geronimo: 1; vs. Merrimack, 12/12/21

GAME NOTES: OLD OAKEN BUCKET

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Rivalry games are at the core of college football and Saturday (Nov. 26) will watch the 97th chapter of the Old Oaken Bucket unfold when the Indiana football program hosts Purdue for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Big Ten Network inside Memorial Stadium. It will be the 124th all-time meeting between the two programs, with the Old Oaken Bucket game first played in 1925.

INDIANA (4-7, 2-6 Big Ten) hosts PURDUE (7-4, 5-3 B1G)

Memorial Stadium

Saturday, Nov. 26 | 3:30 p.m. ET

TV: Big Ten Network  |  RADIO: Indiana Hoosiers Sports Network

Setting the Scene

• Indiana (4-7, 2-6 B1G) will return home for Senior Day when it battles Purdue (7-4, 5-3 B1G) for the Old Oaken Bucket at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 26, in the 124th meeting between the two programs and the 97th meeting for the Old Oaken Bucket.

• Indiana has won five of the last eight contests with Purdue, including a double overtime win on the road in 2019. IU will be looking to join a select group in the history of the program to win both the Spittoon and Oaken Bucket in the same season.

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By The Numbers

11 – With an interception against Penn State, Tiawan Mullen logged his 11th career takeaway to grab the team lead in that category.

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.648 – Indiana is No. 5 nationally in opponents winning percentage at .648. Its 11 opponents have combined for a 74-38 record in 2022.

50 – Aaron Casey is No. 3 in the Big Ten in solo tackles (50). His 86 total tackles are No. 6 in the Big Ten entering Week 13.

4.0 – With 4.0 sacks in 2022, true freshman Dasan McCullough is tied for No. 6 nationally among rookies.

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1st – After taking his second kickoff back for a score, true freshman Jaylin Lucas is the only FBS returner with multiple kickoff return touchdowns in 2022.

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News & Notes

• Indiana has played five one possession games in 2022 and owns a 3-2 mark in those games, including the double overtime victory at Michigan State in Week 12. Head coach Tom Allen has 12 wins in one possession games, including a 4-1 mark in overtime.

• Cornerback Tiawan Mullen pulled in his second interception of the season against No. 16/16 Penn State and grabbed the team lead in career takeaways with his 11th forced takeaway in four seasons.

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• Running back Jaylin Lucas returned his second kickoff of the season for a touchdown at Michigan State and now ranks No. 2 on the single season and career charts at Indiana. The true freshman is the lone FBS player with multiple kickoff return touchdowns on the season.

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• Head coach Tom Allen joined a select group of coaches in IU history with his 30th career victory as the Hoosiers’ head coach.

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• Place kicker Charles Campbell continues to move up the career field goals made and scoring charts at IU. He sits among the top 10 in field goals made (No. 8; 38) and extra points made (No. 9; 72), and the top 15 in career scoring (No. 13; 186).

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• Outside linebacker Dasan McCullough is tied for the lead among all FBS true freshmen in tackles for loss or no gain, and is tied for No. 6 in sacks and No. 5 in defensive stops (solo tackle or sack that led to an offensive failure) per Pro Football Focus.

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• For the second straight season, the Indiana special teams units have blocked multiple kicks in a year for special teams coordinator Kasey Teegardin. The three blocked field goals in 2022 give his unit nine blocked kicks in that span.

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• Don Fischer, the Voice of the Hoosiers, is in his 50th season on the call in 2022 and will be honored by the National Football Foundation. He was also inducted into the IU Hall of Fame in 2022.

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• Running backs Shaun Shivers and Josh Henderson became the first pair of running backs with receiving touchdowns in the same game since 2001 when they each hauled in touchdown passes at Cincinnati.

COMPLETE INDIANA GAME NOTES: https://static.iuhoosiers.com/custompages/pdf/fb/2022/22-11-26-Indiana_Notes.pdf

COMPLETE PURDUE GAME NOTES: https://static.iuhoosiers.com/custompages/pdf/fb/2022/22-11-26-Purdue_Notes.pdf

CERAME, HAWORTH EARN BIG TEN WEEKLY HONORS

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Career bests paired with outstanding wins over Northwestern and No. 5 Ohio State earned Paula Cerame and Camryn Haworth a spot on the Big Ten’s Weekly Honor Roll, as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

Cerame was named Big Ten Co-Defensive Player of the Week while Haworth earned a nod as the league’s Setter of the Week.

This marks the first time in program history that the Hoosiers have placed two on the conference’s weekly honor roll in the same week.

The duo helped make history this weekend, first earning a tough win over Northwestern before picking off No. 5 Ohio State for the program’s first road win against a top-five team.

Haworth had one of the best stat lines in the nation this weekend, combining for 82 assists, 27 digs, 18 kills, 11 blocks and one ace in two matches.

The Fishers, Ind. native had the program’s first triple-double since 2001 on Friday with a remarkable 37 assists, 11 digs and 10 kills. She also tallied seven blocks, finishing just three away from a quadruple-double.

She followed that performance with a double-double (45 assists, 16 digs) in the victory over the No. 5 Buckeyes. Haworth becomes the first Hoosier in program history to win Big Ten Setter of the Week.

Cerame was fantastic out of the back row this weekend, combining for 52 digs in two matches including a career best 29 against Ohio State.

The San Juan, Puerto Rico native had 23 digs and six assists against Northwestern before following that up with her first career double-double (29 digs, 12 assists) in the victory over the Buckeyes.

She becomes the first IU player to win Defensive Player of the Week laurels since Leyla Blackwell earned the honor on Feb. 8, 2020.

Cerame’s 29 digs against Ohio State marked the sixth most in a single game in program history and the second most in one match during the rally era.

IU returns home to face Illinois (Nov. 23) and Maryland (Nov. 25) in the final two matches of the regular season as the program pushes for its first NCAA Tournament bid since 2010.

SMITH NAMED BIG TEN FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue freshman guard Braden Smith has been named the Big Ten’s Freshman of the Week for his role in the Boilermakers’ win over Marquette.

The Boilermakers are 3-0 and ranked No. 24 in the latest Associated Press Top-25 poll following their 75-70 win over Marquette in the Gavitt Games.

Smith was named the Freshman of the Week for the first time in his career after scoring 20 points with three assists and two rebounds in the victory over Marquette. He went 6-of-8 from the field, 3-of-4 from long distance and 5-of-6 from the free throw line in the victory. Smith helped the Boilermakers against Marquette’s relentless pressure as Purdue had just six turnovers as a team, while Smith didn’t have a turnover in the game’s final 38 minutes.

He scored 15 of his 20 points in the decisive second half, including nine points in the final five minutes to lift Purdue to the victory.

Smith ranks second on the team in scoring at 10.7 points per game while contributing 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game. He is shooting 9-of-18 (.500) from the field, 5-of-11 (.455) from 3-point range and 9-of-10 (.900) from the free throw line.

Smith and his teammates head to Portland and the Phil Knight Legacy this week, beginning Thanksgiving Day against West Virginia. Tip is scheduled at 10 p.m. ET, from Veterans Memorial Coliseum on ESPN2.

CHARLIE JONES NAMED BILETNIKOFF AWARD SEMIFINALIST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – As one of the nation’s leaders in multiple receiving categories, Purdue Football wide receiver Charlie Jones was named a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Given to college football’s best receiver, regardless of position, Jones became one of 12 semifinalists with a chance to win the trophy.

Purdue fans can show their support and vote for Jones to win the Biletnikoff Award. Every fan may vote once daily on the Biletnikoff Award FanVote page. At the end of fan voting, the finalist with the most votes earns one official vote towards winning the award.

Making the move to Purdue, Jones has emerged as one of the best receivers in the country. The Iowa transfer ranks third nationally in receptions (93) and receiving touchdowns (11), while ranking sixth in receiving yards (1,056). He leads the Big Ten in all three categories.

Boilermakers have a history with the Biletnikoff Award. Taylor Stubblefield won the honor in 2004, while David Bell was a finalist just one season ago. The duo became consensus All-Americans, and Jones is on pace to put up better numbers than both Boilermakers.

Jones has recorded six 100-yard games this season, including four in B1G play, to become the sixth Boilermaker to accomplish the feat in a single year. In B1G action, Jones has hauled in a conference-best 8.0 receptions per game to go along with 84.5 receiving yards per league contest.

With a 32-yard touchdown in the win over No. 21 Illinois, Jones became the eighth Boilermaker in Purdue history to record 10 touchdowns and 1,000 receiving yards in a single season. Since 2000, only five Big Ten receivers have tallied 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns through the first 10 games of a season: Jones, Braylon Edwards (Michigan – 2004), Charles Rodgers (Michigan State – 2001, 2002), Austin Carr (Northwestern – 2016) and Marvin McNutt (Iowa – 2011). This season, Jones is one of four wide receivers nationwide with at least 1,000 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns.

It’s safe to say Jones enjoys the Purdue offense. After making 21 catches for 323 yards and three touchdowns during the entire 2021 season, it only took him three games to surpass last year’s totals with the Hawkeyes. With three multi-touchdown games, Jones is just the sixth Purdue receiver since 2000 to have three-or-more multi-touchdown games in a season. The Deerfield, Illinois, native joined former Purdue wide receiver David Bell (2021) as the only Big Ten receivers since 2000 to haul in 85 or more passes through their first 10 games of a season.

The Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation will announce three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award on November 29. The winner of the award will be announced Thursday, Dec. 8 on ESPN as part of The Home Depot College Football Awards Show.

Any player (wide receiver, tight end, slot back, running back) who catches a pass is eligible for the Biletnikoff Award. First presented in 1994, the Biletnikoff Award is named after College Football and Pro Football Hall of Famer Fred Biletnikoff. Before becoming the Raiders’ all-time leading receiver, Biletnikoff was an All-American at Florida State.

Jones and the Boilermakers return to the road Saturday (Nov. 26), facing Indiana for the Old Oaken Bucket and chance to win the Big Ten West. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Big Ten Network.

2022 Biletnikoff Award Semifinalists

Jordan Addison, USC

Brock Bowers, Georgia

Nathaniel Dell, Houston

Josh Downs, North Carolina

Zay Flowers, Boston College

Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State

Xavier Hutchinson, Iowa State

Jalin Hyatt, Tennessee

Quentin Johnston, TCU

Charlie Jones, Purdue

Rashee Rice, SMU

Keylon Stokes, Tulsa

BUTLERMBB OPENS BATTLE 4 ATLANTIS WEDNESDAY AGAINST TENNESSEE

The Bulldogs head toward warmer weather and one of the most competitive fields of 2022 as Butler begins play in the Battle 4 Atlantis Wednesday against Tennessee. Butler’s second opponent will be either USC or BYU, while the other side of the bracket includes Kansas, Dayton, Wisconsin, and North Carolina State.

***Tuesday features press conferences in Atlantis with a Zoom option. That schedule and team-specific Zoom links are attached in the Word document.

Butler (3-1) vs. #22 Tennessee (2-1)

Wednesday, Nov. 23;  7:30PM

Battle 4 Atlantis

Paradise Island, Bahamas

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SERIES: Butler Leads, 3-2

Streak: Butler, W1

Neutral Court: Tied, 1-1

First Meeting: Butler, 81-66; 1958-59

• Butler was previously part of the Battle 4 Atlantis field in both 2014 and 2018. The Bulldogs went 2-1 in each event.

• Butler owns a 3-2 advantage in the all-time series against Tennessee. The teams first met in 1958 (a Butler win at Hinkle Fieldhouse). Butler also has wins as part of the 2006 Preseason NIT at Madison Square Garden and a 2015 match-up at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Tennessee won, 76-71, over the Bulldogs in the 2008 NCAA Tournament and in 2014 in Knoxville.

• Tennessee coach Rick Barnes has led the Volunteers since the 2015-16 season. His final game as the head coach of Texas was a loss to Butler in the first round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

• Butler’s 47-point victory over The Citadel Saturday is the largest by the Bulldogs since defeating Western Illinois, 107-46, at Hinkle Fieldhouse Dec. 21, 2017.

• Butler shot 70.4 percent in Thursday’s 95-67 win over Saint Francis (Pa.); it was the second-best field goal percentage in program history, trailing only the 71.9 clip from the Nov. 15, 2014 win over Maine.

• Saturday’s win over The Citadel included 17 three-pointers, which was just shy of the program-record of 20 and the most since hitting 17 vs. Northern Illinois Dec. 8, 2018.

• Butler is 25-for-46 (54 percent) from behind the arc over the past two games.

• Butler entered Saturday’s game against The Citadel ranked 295th nationally in three-point shooting percentage; after the game, the Bulldogs are now ranked 105th.

• Butler is ninth nationally in field goal shooting (53.1 percent).

• Chuck Harris led the Bulldogs with 22 points and a career-high seven assists against St. Francis; it was the 11th 20-point game of his career.

• Harris, Jayden Taylor and Simas Lukosius have scored in double figures in all four games this season.

• Through four games, Manny Bates is ranked sixth nationally in blocks per game (3.5) and 14th in field goal percentage (74.3).

• Bates opened his Butler career with back-to-back double-doubles; his 25 points in the season-opener against New Orleans were a career-high.

• Bates is the first Bulldog to score at least 20 points in his Butler debut since Rotnei Clarke (21 vs. Elon in 2012).

• Harris and Taylor have combined to go 28-for-30 from the free throw line so far this season (93 percent).

• Butler is 19th nationally in turnover margin at +7.0 through its first four games.

• The Bulldogs committed only five turnovers in the Nov. 14 Gavitt Games loss at Penn State.

• Butler has forced 18.8 turnovers per game so far during the young season, which is 31st nationally. The Bulldogs forced New Orleans into 30 turnovers in the season opener.

• The Bulldogs were without Myles Wilmoth, Jalen Thomas, John-Michael Mulloy, and Ali Ali against The Citadel due to various injuries; none of the group have played in a regular season game yet this season.

• Matta returns to his alma mater as the head coach at Butler; he also led the Bulldogs as head coach during the 2000-01 season.

• Matta is a combined 70-26 in the first season at each of his previous head coaching stops (Butler in 2000-01, Xavier in 2001-02 and Ohio State in 2004-05), winning at least 20 games in each of those seasons.

• Butler went on a foreign tour to Italy and Greece August 2-12, winning four games abroad.

• BIG EAST coaches have voted Butler eighth in the conference’s preseason poll, while Butler junior Chuck Harris was named Preseason All-BIG EAST Honorable Mention for the second consecutive season.

• Harris led Butler in scoring as both a freshman (2020-21) and a sophomore (2021-22). He looks to become the first Bulldog to lead the team in scoring in three consecutive seasons since Kellen Dunham (2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16).

BUTLERUWBB TOPS TENNESSEE STATE 72-55

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women’s basketball team improved to 2-2 on the young season with a 72-55 victory over visiting Tennessee State on Monday night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Rachel McLimore scored a season-high 21 points in the outcome. The grad transfer led all players with four made 3-pointers.

Butler shot 53 percent from the field and 40 percent from 3-point range to beat the Tigers. Sydney Jaynes had a great second half to notch 14 points and Jessica Carrothers would come off the bench to score 13 points in 23 minutes of playing time.

Butler outscored Tennessee State 24-11 in the third quarter to take control of the game. BU also pounded TSU on the glass to win the rebound battle 38-24.

McLimore scored the first five points of the game for Butler, but she had to exit the floor before the first timeout after picking up her second personal foul.

The Bulldogs used a 7-0 scoring run to open up a 9-6 lead five minutes into the contest. The scoring spree moved to 13-2 before a pair of TSU free throws. Butler shot 58 percent from the field over the opening 10 minutes and held the Tigers to 38 percent to build their four-point first quarter lead (18-14).

Tennessee State got within two points of Butler in the second quarter, but would never take the lead. Gia Adams ended the first half with a pair of free throws for the Tigers to trim the BU lead to two at 30-28. Adams led TSU with six points at the break. McLimore was the BU scoring leader with 11.

Tennessee State tied the game at 32-32 just over a minute into the second half, but the Bulldogs were able to stay in front by getting the ball inside. Jaynes had multiple buckets from the right block in the third and Butler would lead Tennessee State by six at the five-minute mark.

The story of the third quarter was the 13-0 BU scoring run. The Tigers went over five minutes without a point and the Bulldogs would enjoy a 52-37 lead with just one minute to play in the quarter.

Jordan Meulemans hit her first 3-pointer of the game in the fourth quarter and a steal and a score moments later from Carrothers moved BU in front by 20 points (61-41).

The outcome was never in question after the hot start to the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs would find the win column for the second time this season with a 72-55 final score.

Points in the paint favored the Bulldogs 42-24 and Butler was way out in front with 20 fast break points.

Tennessee State only had four assists in the game and the Bulldogs limited the Tigers to just two made 3-pointers.

Butler will travel to Boca Raton, Fla. later this week to compete in the Florida Atlantic Thanksgiving Tournament. They will face Sacred Heart on Friday, Nov. 25 and play Binghamton the following day. Each contest will start at 2 PM.

BUTLERVB TO PLAY XAVIER IN BIG EAST TOURNAMENT

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler Bulldogs will face the Xavier Musketeers in the first round of the 2022 BIG EAST Championship Volleyball Tournament. Butler will play as the No. 6 seed on Wednesday and Xavier is in the postseason as the No. 3 seed. All five matches will be held at DJ Sokol Arena in Omaha, Neb. The Bulldog match starts at 5 PM.

Bulldog Bits

– Jaymeson Kinley is just 15 digs away from breaking her own single-season school record of 610 digs.

– Kinley had a team-high 30 digs in her last match.

– Cora Taylor (33 assists and 10 digs) recorded a double-double last time out against UConn.

– Taylor ranks fifth in assists per set (9.34) in the BIG EAST.

– Butler leads the BIG EAST in blocks per set (2.37) and third in opponent hitting percentage (.193).

– Marisa Guisti leads the conference in blocks per set (1.15) and Kinley leads all BIG EAST players in digs per set (5.42).

– Mariah Grunze ranks eighth in the BIG EAST in kills per set (3.32) and second in attacks per set (10.61).

– Grunze posted a team-high 16 kills and 17 digs in the five-set match vs. UConn.

– There were 46 ties and 19 lead changes between Butler and UConn.

– The Bulldogs needed 24 points in the fifth set to defeat the Huskies.

– Brooklyne Darby delivered three aces in Butler’s last match.

– Butler is 3-2 this year in five-set matches.

– The Bulldogs had a 14-7 advantage in blocks vs. Xavier earlier this season.

– The Bulldogs head into the postseason on a three-match win streak.

– Butler is 3-1 this season when playing at a neutral site.

SCOUTING XAVIER: The Musketeers earned the #3 seed in the conference tournament with an 11-7 BIG EAST record. They ended the regular season with road losses to Marquette (3-1) and DePaul (3-2). Xavier is 3-5 this year against the tournament field. They swept St. John’s and added a victory against Butler in Cincinnati. Brooklyn Cink leads the team in kills (362 / 3.42 per set) and Carrigan O’Reilly sets up the action. Head Coach Christy Pfeffenberger has been at Xavier for eight seasons. Pfeffenberger is from Indianapolis and played collegiately at Dayton.

Carrigan O’Reilly has recorded two triple-doubles this season. She posted 15 kills, 25 assists and 15 digs vs. Cleveland State and had 11 kills, 58 assists and 16 digs vs. Cincinnati.

BUTLER AT XAVIER (OCT. 2): Butler won the first two sets at Xavier, but were upended 3-2 at the Cintas Center (25-21, 26-24, 21-25, 19-25, 11-15). Amina Shackelford was the team leader in kills with 18. Brooklyn Cink matched that effort with 18 for Xavier. Cora Taylor had a double-double for BU with 47 assists and 15 digs. Carrigan O’Reilly was equally as impressive with 55 assists and 20 digs.

Jaymeson Kinley’s 42 digs at Xavier were the second most in a single match by a Butler player in program history (45 by Jessica Taylor vs. UIC, Sept. 12, 1989).

TOURNAMENT FIELD: Marquette defeated Creighton to earn the No. 1 seed in the BIG EAST Volleyball Championship Tournament. The Bluejays took the No. 2 seed with the setback. Each program will get an automatic bye into the semifinal round. On Wednesday, No. 4 seed St. John’s will play No. 5 seed UConn at 2 PM. No. 3 seed Xavier will play Butler at 5 PM. The winner of game one will play Marquette on Friday at 5 PM. The winner of the BU and Xavier match will face Creighton at 8 PM.

This is Butler’s first BIG EAST Tournament appearance since 2017. Butler went 23-8 overall that year with a 13-5 mark against conference foes. They lost 3-1 in the postseason to Marquette in Milwaukee.

WHERE TO WATCH: The first round and semifinals of the BIG EAST Tournament will stream on the BIG EAST Digital Network. The championship can be viewed on FS2.

First round action begins on Wednesday, Nov. 23. The Semifinals are set for Friday and the Final will follow on Saturday.

TOURNAMENT TALK: Since joining the BIG EAST in 2013, Butler has made the conference tournament field two times. They were the No. 4 seed in 2013 and lost 3-1 vs. Marquette in Omaha. They played as the No. 3 seed in 2017 when they lost at Marquette.

Butler’s last conference tournament win came in 2011 when they beat Green Bay 3-1 as members of the Horizon League. Their last conference tournament title came in 2010.

REWRITE THE RECORD BOOK: Jaymeson Kinley set a school record last year with 610 digs in a single-season. She has 596 this year and is on pace to break her own record. Kinley averages 5.42 digs per set.

Kinley has 1,432 career digs at Butler. She ranks 8th all-time at BU and needs just five digs to move into seventh.

BIG EAST LEADER: Jaymeson Kinley leads the BIG EAST Conference and ranks 10th in the NCAA in digs per set (5.42).

Kinley has posted 20 or more digs in 16 matches this season.

BULLDOGS CAN BLOCK: Marisa Guisti and Amina Shackelford lead the Bulldogs at the net. Guisti has a team-high 106 total blocks and Shackelford is second on the team with 100.

Guisti had eight blocks vs. Xavier in the first meeting. Her season-high came early in the year vs. Akron (9).

NEW LOOK: This is the first year for the BIG EAST to expand the tournament field to six teams. Previously, only the top four teams in the conference standings would reach the postseason.

November’s Championship will mark the sixth BIG EAST Volleyball Championship hosted by reigning BIG EAST Champions, Creighton. In 2021, the Creighton Bluejays swept Marquette to claim their seventh BIG EAST title in eight years.

UP NEXT: A Butler win would set up a match against host Creighton. That game would be played on Friday, Nov. 25 at 8 PM.

Creighton swept Butler in Omaha 3-0. That was the only meeting between the two programs this season.

BRADY NAMED #HLMBB FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK

INDIANAPOLIS – IUPUI freshman guard Vincent Brady II has been named the #HLMBB Freshman of the Week for his efforts in the Jaguars’ two games last week, as announced by the league office on Monday (Nov. 21). Brady, a 6-foot-4 guard, averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in two starts last week.

At Chicago State on Monday (Nov. 14), Brady pumped in a season-high nine points on three threes and also closed with a rebounds and an assist. In the win over Franklin College on Saturday (Nov. 19), he closed with five points, four rebounds and a season-high three assists.

For the season, Brady leads the team in threes made (6) and is second on the team in minutes played (26.3 mpg) and assists (1.3 apg). He has started all four games in the Jaguars’ backcourt.

HEADING TO THE ‘SHIP; WVB TOPS CENTRAL MICHIGAN 3-1

MUNCIE, Ind. – – They say it is hard to beat a team three times in the same season, and Ball State women’s volleyball proved the adage true Monday afternoon in Worthen Arena.

The top-seeded Cardinals did so by opening the 2022 Mid-American Conference Volleyball Championship with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-22) victory over No. 4 Central Michigan in the first of two semifinal matches. The win avenged a pair of regular season losses to the Chippewas (20-11), who swept fifth-seed Toledo Sunday to secure its spot in the semifinals.

“It was a really tough win,” head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said. “I felt like Central Michigan was firing on all cylinders, especially in the first set. We really had to change what we were doing defensively, and it seemed like we couldn’t slow them down. I was really pleased with our group on how we adjusted on the fly and were able to do some different thing defensively that I felt like made all the difference.”

As Phillips said, it was not easy as the Cardinals found themselves trailing early after a 25-23 opening set win by the Chippewas. Ball State responded in a big way, however, hitting .425 (19-2-40) in a 25-18 second-set victory to even the match.

A tight third set would come down to a challenge, as the Chippewas appeared to even the score at 24-24 as a BSU attack attempt was called long. Junior Cait Snyder would be credited with the kill, however, as a touch was ruled to give Ball State a 2-1 set advantage.

The fourth frame was another battle, with CMU remaining within one at 23-22. The Cardinals used a timeout to put an end to a two-point Chippewas run, as senior opposite Natalie Mitchem blasted back-to-back kills to send Ball State to the MAC tournament championship match for the third time in the last four seasons.

“It was a really tough battle,” Phillips added. “I’m proud of our group for staying the course and finding a way to win.”

Snyder, who was named First Team All-MAC for her play over the course of the league season, led all attackers with a career-high 21 kills. She also hit a solid .259 (21-7-54) in the match, while adding three digs and three total blocks.

“This was step one,” Snyder said following her career night. “We had to get past tonight to get to tomorrow. We’re not trying to think ahead too much; taking each match one set at a time, one point at a time.”

After her two kills to end the match, Mitchem, an All-MAC Second Team honoree, finished the contest with 15 markers and a .263 (15-5-58) attack percentage.

Two-time First Team All-MAC selection and senior middle Marie Plitt added 15 kills of her own, while pacing all players with a .448 (15-2-29) hitting mark.

“It’s kind of now or never,” Plitt said after the match. “After losing that first set, we were like we have to change something or we’re going to be done. That was in the back of our heads, that we need to step it up, play better, and play on our side of the net.”

Rounding out Ball State’s top attackers was junior middle Lauren Gilliland with eight kills. She also added a team-high five total blocks.

Sophomore setter Megan Wielonski, the 2022 MAC Setter of the Year and a two-time First Team All-MAC honoree, dished out 54 assists and added 10 digs for her team-leading 19th double-double of the season. Her effort helped the Cardinals hit .268 (63-19-164) on the day.

Overall, senior libero Maggie Huber led the Ball State defense with 30 digs and was a perfect 30-for-30 in serve receive. She also served up a pair of aces and handed out five assists. Rounding out Ball State’s defenders with double-digit digs was senior outside Natalie Risi at 14.

Mallory Hernandez led the Central Michigan attack with 18 kills, including nine in the first-set victory. Aly Gurtiza paced the Chippewas backcourt with 26 digs. Overall, the CMU offense connected for a .225 (60-22-169) rate of success in the match.

The Ball State women’s volleyball team returns to action Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. when it hosts Bowling Green in the MAC Volleyball Championship Match in Worthen Arena.

MID-AMERICAN CONFERENCE, SUN BELT CONFERENCE INTRODUCE MAC-SBC CHALLENGE

CLEVELAND, Ohio – The Mid-American Conference and Sun Belt Conference have introduced the MAC-SBC Challenge, a scheduling alliance in the sports of men’s and women’s basketball, to take place during the 2023-24 and 2024-25 seasons.

The 12 MAC men’s and women’s basketball teams will face off against 12 Sun Belt teams in a pair of contests each year, with each game being carried on an ESPN platform.

The first game will occur during the opening week of the 2023-24 regular-season from Wednesday, Nov. 8, to Saturday, Nov. 11, with the matchups being jointly determined based on projected NET rankings heading into the season. The second contest will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, with the matchups set based on real-time NET rankings and announced in January.

“The MAC-SBC Challenge series will provide great opportunities to match-up with similar strength opponents and will allow us to gain home games,” said MAC Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher. “This fits perfectly with our right-size scheduling philosophy. I am appreciative of the Sun Belt Conference and look forward to the competition on the court.”

“The MAC-SBC Challenge is unique because it annually provides our men’s and women’s basketball teams with two quality games against peer institutions,” said Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Keith Gill. “This new partnership will create so many interesting matchups and be exciting for our membership and our fans.”

Each MAC and Sun Belt team included in the MAC-SBC Challenge will be guaranteed one home and one away game each season.

Scheduling assistance will be provided by Ordinal Sports Group. In addition to relevant NET data, geography and frequency of past contests will be considered in determining the matchups.

For more information on MAC Men’s & Women’s Basketball, please visit GetSomeMACtion.com

]2023-24

Nov. 8-Nov. 11 – MAC Women at Sun Belt Women

Nov. 8-Nov. 11 – Sun Belt Men at MAC Men

Feb. 10 – Sun Belt Women at MAC Women

Feb. 10 – MAC Men at Sun Belt Men

2024-25

Nov. 6-Nov. 9 – Sun Belt Women at MAC Women

Nov. 6-Nov. 9 – MAC Men at Sun Belt Men

Feb. 8 – MAC Women at Sun Belt Women

Feb. 8 – Sun Belt Men at MAC Men

BALL STATE, MIAMI MEET FOR RED BIRD RIVALRY

MUNCIE, Ind. – It doesn’t get much bigger than Tuesday night #MACtion between two heated rivals.

The Red Bird Rivalry has some extra juice this season as Ball State and Miami meet for the 46th time in series history in Oxford, Ohio with the winner becoming bowl-eligible while the loser will end the regular season at 5-7.

The RedHawks have won five of the last six matchups, dating back to 2016. The Cardinals had won four of the five previous duels.

“Obviously, it’s a big week with the Red Bird Rivalry against Miami,” head coach Mike Neu said. “There’s a lot on the line. Both teams are fighting for bowl eligibility. We’re fired up to get to work. There’s really not a whole lot that needs to be said. This is the last game of the regular season and we love being around each other too much, so we’ve got a lot of hard work that we need to accomplish this week.

“I have a lot of respect for Miami. They had a great win at Northern Illinois in tough conditions. They did a great job of going on the road and coming up with a huge win. It sets the stage for an exciting game where both teams are fighting for the exact same thing.”

Fresh off its second consecutive season with a bowl appearance, Ball State is aiming to accomplish something that has never been done in program history: make it to a bowl game in three straight seasons. The Cardinals have appeared in two straight seasons three times: 2007-08, 2012-13 and 2020-21, and have won 18 games over the past two-plus campaigns, which is tied with Toledo for the most in the Mid-American Conference.

The game will be broadcast on the airwaves with Voice of the Cardinals Mick Tidrow, Haven Fields and Jack McMullen on the Ball State Gainbridge Radio Network, WLBC and SiriusXM 387 (977 in the app). The game will be streamed on ESPN+ with Michael Reghi and Je’Rod Cherry describing the action.

Inside the Series: Miami

Ball State and Miami are set to square off for the 46th time in series history Tuesday night in Oxford.

With the game kicking off on Nov. 22, it marks the ninth time in the last 10 meetings that the two rivals meet on the gridiron in November. Tuesday’s matchup will tie for the third-latest date on the calendar that the two teams face off in series history. The two teams also matched up on Nov. 22, 2016. The latest matchups occured in 2013 (Nov. 29) and 2012 (Nov. 23).

The RedHawks have won five of the last six Red Bird Rivalry games, dating back to 2016. The Cardinals had won four of the five previous duels.

Ball State and Miami were granted rivalry status by the MAC in 2017. The cross-division foes play each year for the Red Bird Rivalry trophy. BSU has been known as the Cardinals since 1927, while Miami adopted the RedHawks moniker in 1997. The series dates back to 1931 but really heated up in the 1970s when BSU joined the MAC.

Coach Neu on Miami…

“They’re going to be well coached and a good football team in all three phases. You don’t look at Miami and say, ‘here’s a weakness.’ You’re going to have to bring your best effort and have a great week in all three phases. You know they’re going to be ready. Both teams are fighting for the same thing. They’ve had some battles. They’ve been in several one-possession games this year. We’ve been in several one-possession games this year. When you’re in a game like this – a rivalry game – I don’t know that anything else matters or what anybody has done in the season leading up to this point. It’s still a rivalry game. If you can’t ready for this one, then you can’t get ready for any one of them.”

Unicorn Tight Ends

TE Brady Hunt and Tanner Koziol have emerged as big-time targets for the offense this season. Hunt was a quarterback at nearby Delta High School in Muncie and Koziol was a wide receiver as a prep. Both made the transition to tight end for Ball State.

Hunt stands in a 6-foot-6, 215 lbs, while Koziol is 6-foot-7, 230 lbs. Koziol is tied for the fourth-tallest tight end in the FBS with the only three players measuring one inch taller.

The duo has combined for 76 catches, 6832 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Koziol alone has seven touchdowns, which is tied for the second-most by a tight end nationally, the second-most by any freshman regardless of position and tied for 31st overall.

With Hunt having caught five touchdowns, Ball State is the only team in the country to have multiple tight ends with at least five touchdowns this season.

Coll Nominated for Wuerffel Trophy

ILB Clayton Coll was nominated for the prestigious Wuerffel Trophy, given annually to the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with athletic and academic achievement.

A team captain and member of the leadership council, Coll has led the Cardinals to back-to-back bowl games for the third time ever.

He’s a two-time Academic All-MAC selection while boasting a 3.77 GPA in progress towards a degree in biology.

In the community, Coll has volunteered numerous hours at nursing homes, serving meals to families in need at his hometown high school and has been a mentor among much more.

GAME 5 PREVIEW: IRISH LOOK TO TAKE FLIGHT VS FALCONS

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Notre Dame men’s basketball squad looks to wrap its season-opening five-game homestand on a high note when Bowling Green visits Purcell Pavilion on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Fighting Irish are off to a 4-0 start for the first time since the 2017-18 season in which they started 6-0. Irish versus Falcons will be an early tip, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network. To purchase tickets online, click here.

The Irish lead the all-time series against the Falcons, 5-2, with an unblemished 4-0 mark at home.

MR DOUBLE-DOUBLE

Nate Laszewski recorded 3 straight double-doubles to start the year and was one rebound shy against Lipscomb for making it 4-for-4. His 3 double-doubles is tied for first in the country.

He’s averaging 19.0 points (T-2nd in ACC) and 10.3 rebounds (3rd in ACC), while his 57.5 percent shooting ranks 4th in the league.

He’s 1-of-3 players currently in the country averaging at least 19 points and 10 rebounds — joining Purdue’s Zach Edey and San Diego’s Eric Williams Jr.

CLOSERS

One of the biggest takeaways from the first 4 games is this – Irish down the stretch get clutch. 

Game 1 vs Radford – Irish make 6 of their last 9 from the field over the final 8:22

Game 2 vs YSU – Irish make its last six from the field over the final 4:29

Game 3 vs USI – Irish make its last 11-of-15 over the final 11:33.

Game 4 vs Lipscomb – Dane Goodwin converts a three with 14 seconds left for the go-ahead game-winner.

DANE FEELIN GOOD(WIN)

Dane entered the year with 8 20+ point scoring performances and now has two through four games. His two is just one shy of the ACC leader – Wake Forest’s Tyree Appleby.

He’s currently averaging a career best 16.5 ppg on a career high 51.7 percent shooting. He’s connecting on 56.3 percent from deep (9-of-16) and he’s doing so late in games – hitting a trey with 2:48 left against USI and 14 seconds left against Lipscomb.

Goodwin carried the Irish to a 66-65 victory over Lipscomb, hitting the go-ahead three and game-winner with 14 seconds left. Goodwin tied his career high in made three-pointers, converting 6-of-8 from deep. He finished with 24 points on 9-of-13 shooting.

EARLY SPURTS FROM WERTZ

It’s a been a big jump for Trey Wertz this season as he’s been absolutely dynamic on the offensive end of the court.

For the first time of his Irish career, Wertz fired off three straight double-digit scoring games (it marked the 5th time in his collegiate career).

First, Wertz fired off 18 points against Radford, connecting on three treys in a row from 8:22-6:51 in the second half.

Then it was 15 points against Youngstown State. Next, it was a season high 20 points against Southern Indiana, which included 12 points in the 2nd half.

Wertz is connecting on 56.4 percent from the field and he’s 12-of-14 from two-point range.

Wertz has made a trey in all four games this season, averaging 2.5 three’s per game. He’s connecting on 40.0 percent from deep.

SPECIAL ABILITY UNLOCKED – FT SHOOTING

Game 1 – 21-of-25

Game 2 – 14-of-15

Game 3 – 23-of-28

Game 4 – 4-of-5

Total – 62-of-73

With that said, Notre Dame ranks 2nd in the country in free-throw percentage, converting 84.9 percent of its shots.

FRESHMEN READY TO MAKE AN IMPACT

All the talk about the vets but there’s a freshmen class that was ranked in the top-15 in the country that’s ready to make an impact.

Let’s first start with JJ Starling who was ranked 18th by ESPN and was the highest ranked ND recruit since at least 2007 (when ESPN recruiting database began). That spot wwas previously held by Demetrius Jackson, who was ranked No. 24 in 2013.

JJ is also the first McDonald’s All-American at Notre Dame since Demetrius Jackson arrived in 2013 and could be the first to start in game one since Torin Francis in 2002. He’s the fifth McDonald’s All-American recruited under Brey’s tenure and the eighth to suit up for the Irish under Brey.

He ranks 4th in scoring amongst ACC freshmen, averaging 11.8 ppg. He’s shooting 41.9 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from beyond the arc.

Starling showed the collegiate world what he’s capable of in a 17-point breakout performance vs Youngstown State on Nov. 13. Starling went clutch mode, making back-to-back treys under the two-minute mark to help clinch the win.

Next, there’s 6-8 forward Ven-Allen Lubin, who was ranked 69th by ESPN and the ninth best at his position.

Lubin flashed his athletic prowess in game two vs Youngstown St on Nov. 13. Whether it was running down a Penguin player to record a big block, draining his first career three, or simply going 4-for-4 from the field to register nine points

Lubin might be a small volume shooter but high percentage — he’s made 9-of-15 to start the year.

SCOREMAC RYAN

Since joining the Irish starting lineup on Feb. 9, 2022, Cormac Ryan has turned into Scoremac, averaging 12.6 ppg (carrying over into this season as well).

Over the final 12-game run last season he shot an impressive 56.1 percent from the field and 50.9 percent from three. Ryan had the best game of his career against Alabama in the first round of the NCAA tournament, scoring a Brey-era NCAA single game record 29 points and setting the Notre Dame NCAA record with a career-best seven three pointers.

Now, he’s gone 3-for-4 in double-digit scoring games this season. He notched 10 points and the game-winning basket against Radford, then contributed 13 points against Youngstown St and against Southern Indiana.

LEARNED HOW TO WIN AND THEN SOME

The quote you heard from Coach Brey often this preseason – “these guys learned how to win last year and now they are ready for the challenge.”

This experienced Irish group went 15-5 in the ACC, earning the No. 2 seed in the league tournament. They then made the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2017, earning a First Four spot. Notre Dame defeated Rutgers in double OT and then Alabama before falling to Texas Tech closely in the Second Round.

Fast forward to now and that experience has paid off. First, the Irish battled back to take the lead against Radford with 9.5 seconds left for the 79-76 win. Against Youngstown State, it was a three-point game with 2:26 remaining, but the Irish staved off the attack and clinched the 88-81 victory. Then it was Dane Goodwin’s go-ahead three-pointer with 14 seconds left to remain unbeaten for the 66-65 win over Lipscomb.

NEW COURT, SAME HOME ADVANTAGE

Notre Dame’s court may have gotten a facelift this offseason and sport a new look, but the same home court advantage still applies.

Last season, the Irish went 14-1 inside Purcell Pavilion, as their .931 winning percentage at home ranked ninth in the nation. This year, they are off to a 4-0 start, thus 18-1 over last 19 home games.

Prior to last season, the last time an Irish squad had one loss at home or fewer was the 2011-12 season.

Now let’s add in the women’s team for an overall basketball picture. Combined the men and women went 27-2 inside Purcell for a .967 winning percentage last season. That ranked third last season behind Arizona (29-1, .967) and Tennessee (30-2, .938).

KATRYNA GAITHER ENTERS NOTRE DAME RING OF HONOR

An 18th banner now hangs in the rafters of Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion.

On Sunday, former Irish women’s basketball standout Katryna Gaither was inducted into the Ring of Honor. She joins the likes of Skylar Diggins-Smith and Hall of Fame head coach Muffet McGraw.

Born in the Bronx and raised in Mount Vernon, N.Y., the 6-3 center arrived at Notre Dame in 1993 and blossomed into one of the premier players to ever don the blue and gold. During her sophomore season, Gaither made 252 field goals, which still ranks ninth in program history. Her name peppers the record books from those initial years in South Bend; Gaither still holds the No. 4 spot in the highest field goal percentage category from her 1995-96 campaign (.633) and the No. 1 spot in single-season field goals (324) from that same year.

When Gaither returned for her last season with the Irish, there was unfinished business from the 1996 NCAA Tournament when Notre Dame fell in the Round of 32. She was determined to right that wrong.

Gaither started off the 1996-97 campaign with a bang. Against Ohio University on Nov. 29, 1996, she registered a career-high 40-point performance. She ultimately led the team with a school-record 20.4 points per contest, setting the single-season scoring record along the way with 776 points. Gaither averaged 9.7 rebounds during the year as well, which led the Irish squad.

With Gaither’s help, the Notre Dame team reached new heights. For the first time in program history, the women reached the Final Four before falling to Tennessee by a score of 80-66. Gaither was named the East Regional’s Most Outstanding Player. The Muffet McGraw-led team posted a final record of 31-7 and 17-1 in the Big East. For the second time, Gaither was named first-team All-Big East.

By the time she left South Bend, Gaither had set 22 school records and posted 2,126 total points. Her additional list of accolades is immense, including hitting the double-figure mark in a school-record 76 games. She also posted 40 double-doubles during her career.

In terms of national recognition, Gaither garnered Associated Press and Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) honorable mention All-America honors as both a junior and senior. She was the first ever recipient of the Philadelphia On-Line National Player of the Week Award.

Following Notre Dame, Gaither was drafted in the third round by the American Basketball League’s San Jose Lasers. The center started 15 games and played in 44 in her rookie season, averaging 6.3 points per game and totaling 31 steals and 14 blocks.

That same year, Gaither was a member of the 1997 USA World Championship Qualifying team alongside fellow Irish star Beth Morgan. Gaither was the second-youngest member of the team, one which ultimately won a silver medal.

Next, Gaither headed to the WNBA and played for five different teams over three seasons. She played in 17 games at the next level. Gaither enjoyed a successful professional career overseas in Europe before retiring in 2012.

The Purcell Pavilion Ring of Honor was established in 2010 by the University of Notre Dame Athletics Department to honor former or current men’s and women’s basketball coaches and student-athletes who have made distinguished and noteworthy contributions during their careers at Notre Dame.

SYCAMORES REMAIN UNBEATEN AFTER DEFEATING EAST CAROLINA IN GULF COAST SHOWCASE OPENER

ESTERO, Fla. – In their first road trip of the season, the Indiana State Sycamores opened their run at the Gulf Coast Showcase with a 79-75 win over East Carolina at Hertz Arena. ISU (4-0) handed the Pirates (3-1) their first loss of the season, and will move on to face Kansas City in the winner’s bracket of the tournament Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m.

It was a balanced effort on the night as each Sycamore who saw action found themselves in the scoring column for the second time this year. Four Sycamores posted double-digits, led by Courvoisier McCauley and Xavier Bledson with 16 apiece. All of Bledson’s points came off the bench, and he and McCauley combined to go 14-of-17 from the charity stripe.

Indiana State got off to a hot start with a 6-0 run highlighted by a slam from Kailex Stephens, and Cameron Henry took advantage of a pair of ECU turnovers to lay up back-to-back baskets for a 13-4 lead at 15:52. The Pirates cut their deficit down to one at 18-17 with 10:26 to go in the half, but ISU responded with a layup and Henry slam to go back up by five a minute later.

Bledson drilled a pair of threes midway through the frame, and with 2:30 to go, Cooper Neese drew a foul on a 3-point basket and knocked down the free throw to complete the rare four-point play. The Sycamores held a 43-38 lead going into the halftime break.

A plethora of Sycamores posted up for a big defensive stop that led to ISU hitting the first bucket of the second half, and Neese drilled a triple to put him in double-digits at 16:39 and extend ISU’s lead to 50-43. That lead hit double-digits when Henry swatted away an ECU shot to set Stephens up for a fastbreak layup at the other end and force a Pirate timeout with ISU up 55-44 and 14:31 to go. Robbie Avila later knocked down his first collegiate triple, and McCauley completed an and-1 to get him in double-figures and push the lead to 63-48 at 9:05.

Bledson checked back in and hit a pair of free throws, followed by a layup before he assisted McCauley’s triple that put ISU up by 15 at 70-55 with 5:55 to go. ECU then went on a 7-0 run spanning 2:43 to cut its deficit to 71-65 with 2:50 remaining. The Pirates continued to chip away, coming with three points off a pair of free throws at 73-70, and with ISU up by just three points with 46 seconds to go, Neese fed Trenton Gibson for a crucial basket. Bledson later pulled down a defensive rebound and drew a foul for another trip to the line where he cushioned ISU’s lead at 78-70 to all but seal the victory for the Sycamores.

Inside the Numbers

Despite the win, the Sycamores shot a season-low 43.3 percent from the field and a season-low seven 3-pointers for 25.0 percent beyond the arc.

ISU committed just 11 turnovers while forcing 17 from ECU. Four different Sycamores collected a pair of steals each, and ISU scored 22 points off ECU turnovers while giving up just 10 points off their own turnovers.

ISU outscored ECU in the paint, 38-22.

McCauley and Gibson led ISU on the boards, pulling down seven and six rebounds, respectively. As a team, ISU hauled in 26 rebounds compared to ECU’s 36.

The Sycamores dished out 14 assists led by Bledson’s four and Neese’s three.

News & Notes

Indiana State is 4-0 to start the season for the first time since 2011-12 when the Sycamores started out 5-0.

The Sycamores scored first for the third straight game and have not trailed their opponent since the first half against Green Bay in their season opener Nov. 7.

With the win, the Sycamores improve to 2-0 against ECU all-time and 36-42 in multi-team events in their DI era.

Bledson led the charge off the bench with a tied team-high 16 points including 8-of-10 shooting from the charity stripe alongside four assists and two rebounds.

Cameron Henry and Courvoisier McCauley each received a technical foul in the game and both went on to foul out late in the second half.

Up Next

The Sycamores will face Kansas City in the second round of the tournament Tuesday at 5 p.m. Kansas City defeated Toledo 83-71 to advance to the winner’s bracket.

OLLENDIECK NAMED MVFC NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Indiana State sophomore linebacker Garret Ollendieck was named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Newcomer of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

Ollendieck, an Iowa Central Community College transfer, saved his best performance of the 2022 season for ISU’s final game of the year as the linebacker posted a career-high 14 tackles, a sack, and an interception against Missouri State.

The Cresco, Iowa native posted a game-high 10 tackles in the first half of the game against the Bears, including a clutch sack late that led to a MSU missed field goal. Ollendieck added four more stops in the second half on the way to his first double-digit tackling performance with the Sycamores. He added his first interception of the season in the third quarter to set up a short field for ISU.

In addition to his work on defense, Ollendieck added two tackles on the ISU punt team that resulted in negative return yards for the Bears.

Ollendieck picked up Indiana State’s sixth MVFC weekly honors in the 2022 season joining Rylan Cole (Defensive – Sept. 4 & Oct. 9), Cade Chambers (Newcomer – Oct. 16), Ryan O’Grady (Special Teams – Sept. 4), and Keagen Trost (Offensive Lineman – Nov. 14) this season.

CADE CHAMBERS NAMED JERRY RICE AWARD FINALIST

STATS Perform – Indiana State redshirt freshman quarterback Cade Chambers is a Jerry Rice Award finalist as announced by the STATS Perform organization on Monday afternoon.

Chambers is one of 25 freshmen named to the watch list for the award presented to the national freshman of the year in college football’s Division I subdivision. The Maryville, Tenn. native is also the lone freshman in the Missouri Valley Football Conference to be named to the list and is one of just five quarterbacks recognized across the nation.

Chambers finished the 2022 season with 938 passing yards and an 8:3 touchdown-to-interception ratio on the year. Highlighting his season included a 311-yard passing effort with five total touchdowns against Youngstown State. He earned October 16 MVFC Newcomer of the Week accolades from the contest in becoming the first ISU quarterback to top 300 passing yards since 2018.

He opened up his starting debut with a statement game against North Dakota State finishing with 162 passing yards and three total touchdowns against the Bison. He added three more touchdowns and 201 passing yards against Illinois State.

The Rice Award, now in its 12th season, is named after legendary Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice. Past recipients include Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (Eastern Washington), Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds (Fordham) and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Trey Lance (North Dakota State).

To be eligible for the Jerry Rice Award, a freshman must be in his first or second academic year and can’t have surpassed four games played in the previous academic year – similar to the NCAA’s regular redshirt rule.

A national media panel will select the winner, with voting based on the regular season. The recipient will be announced on Dec. 7 and honored at the FCS National Awards banquet on Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas – on the eve of the national championship game.

‘DONS DROP OPENING GAME OF HOSTILO COMMUNITY CLASSIC

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball team fell to Norfolk State 62-48 in the opening day (Monday, Nov. 21) of the Hostilo Community Classic.

After an early 6-2 lead for Norfolk State, the Mastodons went on a 9-0 run. Shayla Sellers dropped in a layup then converted the first of a pair of free throws. On the miss on the second, Sydney Graber grabbed the rebound to recycle the possession. Sellers found Sylare Starks for the first of two 3-pointers in a row. Starks buried a three on the following possession to go up 11-6.

In the second quarter, Starks grabbed an offensive rebound to set up a Destinee Marshall 3-pointer. After Starks hit a pair of free throws, the Mastodon lead was up to seven. The ‘Dons held the Spartans scoreless for a 4:40 stretch to build up that lead. Nine combined points were scored in the final minute of the half. Audra Emmerson hit a triple and Starks hit a pair of free throws to give the Mastodons a four-point lead at the break.

Norfolk State went on a 12-0 run to start the second half. Amellia Bromenschenkel halted the run with a layup off a turnover. The Spartans led by as many as a 11 before Riley Ott drilled a deep 3-pointer as time expired in the third quarter.

Despite a 9-2 Mastodon run to close the game, the Spartans out-scored the Mastodons 15-9 in the final quarter.

Purdue Fort Wayne was 11-for-11 from the free throw line, marking the second time in as many seasons that they recorded a perfect performance from the charity stripe with at least 10 attempts.

The Mastodons fall to 3-2 and Norfolk State improves to 4-1. Purdue Fort Wayne will play Marshall on Tuesday (Nov. 22) at 4:30 p.m.

‘DONS OPEN CANCUN PORTION OF CANCUN CHALLENGE WITH EASTERN MICHIGAN ON TUESDAY

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Mastodons will play a pair of games in the Cancun Classic this week. First up is a contest with Eastern Michigan on Tuesday (Nov. 22) in a 12:30 p.m. start.

Game Day Information

Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (2-2) vs. Eastern Michigan (1-3)

When: Tuesday, November 22 | 12:30 PM ET

Where: Cancun, Mexico | Hard Rock Riviera Maya

Live Stats: Link

TV: FloHoops ($)

Radio: 1380 AM The Fan | Listen

Game Notes (PDF): Purdue Fort Wayne | Eastern Michigan

‘DONS & ENDS

// The ‘Dons will play either Winthrop or Southern Miss on Wednesday (Nov. 23) at the Cancun Challenge. No matter the opponent, it will be the first meeting for the ‘Dons with either team.

// Four ‘Dons are averaging double-digit points over the first four games of the season: Bobby Planutis (13.5), Jarred Godfrey (13.0), Deonte Billups (11.3) and Quinton Morton-Robertson (11.0).

// The 80-point margin of victory over Manchester on Nov. 14 was the largest in program history. The ‘Dons tied a school record with 21 3-pointers in the game.

// All five starters scored in double-digits in the win over SIUE (Nov. 12).

// In the nation, the ‘Dons rank: first 3-point attempts per game (34.5), third in 3-pointers per game (12.8), 13th in defensive rebounds (31.5) and 21st in rebounds per game (43.5).

// No Mastodon is averaging 30 minutes or more per game. 10 Mastodons are averaging 11 or more minutes.

// Three Mastodons have yet to miss a free throw this season: Bobby Planutis (9-for-9), Anthony Roberts (4-for-4) and Jarred Godfrey (3-of-3).

// Jarred Godfrey (1,652),  Damian Chong Qui (1,315) and Anthony Roberts (1,331) have each scored 1,000 career NCAA points. Deonte Billups (818) and Bobby Planutis (919) could enter that group this season.

// Jon Coffman owns a 141-116 career record. He is already the Mastodons’ all-time leader in Division I coaching victories. He is nearing the program record for career wins. That total is held by Andy Piazza who went 142-108 with the ‘Dons from 1987 to 1996.

// Purdue Fort Wayne was picked to win the Horizon League in the preseason poll. The ‘Dons tied with Northern Kentucky for the first spot.

// The Mastodon roster has an average age of 21. The ‘Dons have a 35 combined seasons of NCAA collegiate experience.

// The 2022-23 roster features student-athletes from Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee, Illinois, Iowa, Virginia, North Carolina and the Bahamas.

ACES ADVANCE TO MVC CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINALS

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – In one of the most exciting matches in program history, the University of Evansville volleyball team outlasted Southern Illinois in five sets to advance to the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Championship at Meeks Family Fieldhouse.  With the victory, the Purple Aces advance to Tuesday’s semifinal round where they will take on top seeded UNI at 3 p.m.

Evansville was led by Alondra Vazquez who hit .449 and had 25 kills.  She also posted 13 digs.  Giulia Cardona had a stellar day as she posted 22 kills, 9 digs, 6 blocks and three service aces.  Emilee Scheumann registered 9 kills.  Blakeley Freeman tallied 16 digs while Kora Ruff had 48 assists and 9 digs.  Madisyn Steele and Hannah Watkins recorded 6 and 5 blocks, respectively.

Set 1 – UE 25, SIU 21

Southern Illinois scored the first three points of the match before Evansville found its rhythm.  Emilee Scheumann posted consecutive kills to help the Aces tie it up at 6-6 before two SIU errors gave UE its first advantage at 8-6.

Scheumann struck again with a kill in a stretch that put the Aces up by their largest margin of six points – 19-13.  Three in a row by the Salukis cut the deficit in half, but Alondra Vazquez had the final answer.  A pair of kill by the 5th-year player led the Aces to a 25-19 win to open the match.

Set 2 – UE 26, SIU 24

Hannah Watkins capped off a 3-0 rally to open the set.  Vazquez added a kill and an ace as the lead grew to 7-2.  Southern Illinois responded to tie things up at 8-8.  Back-and-forth action saw the teams swap the lead but neither squad could wrestle away the lead.

That changed when the Salukis went up 21-19 before extended the edge to 24-21.  A point by UE put the ball in Giulia Cardona’s hands trailing by two with the set on the line.  Cardona’s ensuing performance was epic.  Three aces in a row put UE in control and it was Cardona who had the winning kill in a 26-24 decision.

Set 3 – SIU 25, UE 18

Southern Illinois took an early 10-7 lead and would pace the set for the duration.  Evansville kept it close at 19-16 before a late run pushed the Salukis to the 25-18 decision to take the set.

Set 4 – SIU 25, UE 23

Another early run saw the Salukis jump out to a 7-4 edge.  Blakeley Freeman recorded an ace to help the Aces score four in a row to go in front.   Up 15-14, UE reeled off four in a row to take a 19-14 advantage.  Scheumann picked up consecutive kills before Vazquez added an ace.

SIU never gave up and battled back to tie it up at 23-23 and their run continued as they won by a score of 25-23.

Set 5 – UE 16, SIU 14

Madisyn Steele, Cardona and Vazquez picked up kills to help Evansville go up 3-0.  In one of the best sequences you will see on both ends, several defensive efforts kept the play alive and Cardona finished it off with a kill as the Aces went up 4-1.

UE’s effort was shown once again when Blakeley Freeman ran into a media table to save a ball that led to an Aces point.  Those instances led to a 10-4 advantage.  SIU kept fighting and utilized consecutive aces to make it a 10-7 game.  Things got even closer at 12-11 but it was a kill from Vazquez that gave UE some breathing room with a 14-11 edge, but once again, SIU fought back and tied it at 14-14.  It was Cardona who righted the ship, picking up a kill before Vazquez and Watkins assisted on the clinching block to send UE to the semifinals.

USI WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS THREE FOR 2023-24 CLASS

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Women’s Basketball announced that 5-foot-11 guard/forward Sophia Loden (Mascoutah, Illinois), 6-foot-2 center Chloe Gannon (Manchester, Tennessee), and 5-foot-10 guard Kylee Dennis (Lexington, Kentucky) have signed national letters of intent to compete for Head Coach Rick Stein’s Screaming Eagles in 2023-24.

“We are so excited to welcome Sophia, Chloe, and Kylee to our Screaming Eagles family!” Head Coach Rick Stein said.

Loden, from Mascoutah High School in Illinois, was named to the 2022 Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Third Team for Class 3A, 2022 Associated Press All-State honorable mention, and the 2022 Mississippi Valley Conference Co-Player of the Year. She has also been on the Mississippi Valley All-Conference teams throughout her high school career, receiving first-team honors in 2022, second-team laurels in 2021, and honorable mention accolades in 2020.

In her junior 2021-22 season, Loden averaged a double-double at 22.7 points per game and 12.5 rebounds per game. She also tallied 3.6 steals per contest and 112 total. Loden entered her senior year of high school with 1,068 career points.

“Sophia is a versatile player that can change the game in many ways,” Stein stated. “She plays with a lot of energy and is a great competitor.”

Gannon is from Coffee County Central High School in Tennessee. The center averaged 13.6 points per contest in her junior season in 2021-22, shooting at a 57 percent clip. She also claimed five rebounds and had over one block per outing. The District 6-4A MVP helped lead her high school to its 5th consecutive district title last year.

Gannon entered her senior season with 432 career points, 173 rebounds, and 41 blocks with a career field goal percentage of 54 percent.

“Chloe is a post player that can make plays both at the low and high post,” said Stein. “She has good size and is a tough finisher in the paint.”

Dennis, out of Sayre High School in Kentucky, averaged 15 points per game in 2021-22 to earn a Kentucky Junior All-Star Team selection. She was also named All-State Third Team, All-Region First Team, and All-District First Team as a junior.

In 2020-21, her sophomore season, Dennis averaged 24 points per contest, finishing 8th in Kentucky in scoring. She reached the 1,000-career points plateau and received All-Region First Team and All-District First Team accolades as a sophomore.

“Kylee is a lengthy combo guard with a great feel for the game,” Stein commented. “She is a playmaker that can create for herself and her teammates.”

Dennis also played club basketball for Kentucky Premier 17U Milby EYBL.

The three signees will be USI Women’s Basketball’s first true freshman class of the program’s NCAA Division I era in 2023-24 following the return of an experienced group with no freshmen on the 2022-23 roster.

EAGLES COMPLETES GOTHAM CLASSIC THIS WEEK

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball returns to the road to complete play in the Gotham Classic by visiting St. Bonaventure University Tuesday and Bowling Green State University November 26. Tipoff Tuesday at St. Bonaventure is set for 6 p.m. (CST), while the start time at Bowling Green next Saturday is set for 3 p.m. (CST).

The games will be streaming on ESPN+ in addition to being heard on ESPN 97.7FM (http://listentotheref.com) and 95.7FM The Spin (http://957thespin.com).

USI was 1-1 last week, falling on the road at the University of Notre Dame, 82-70, to start action in the Gotham Classic and winning at home over Loras College, 87-55, at Screaming Eagles Arena. Senior guard Jelani Simmons (Columbus, Ohio) led the Eagles for the week with 13.0 points per game, including a 21-point performance in the win over Loras.

Senior forward Jacob Polakovich (Grand Rapids, Michigan) followed with 12.0 points and 8.0 rebounds. Polakovich made his 2022-23 debut at Notre Dame by posting a double-double, 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Last week’s double-digit performers were rounded out by graduate forward Trevor Lakes (Lebanon, Indiana) and junior guard Tyler Henry (Brooklyn, New York) with 10.5 points per game each. Lakes had a team-high 21 points at Notre Dame, while Henry had a season-high 19 points in the win over Loras.

For the season, Simmons has a team-best 16.8 points per game to lead four Eagles in double-digits. Polakovich has 12.0 points per contest in his two games to follow Simmons, while Lakes and Henry are posting 11.3 points per outing in four games.

The visits to St. Bonaventure and Bowling Green are the start of a four-game road swing for the Eagles. Following this week’s action, the Eagles make stops at Western Illinois University November 30 and at Chicago State University December 4.

USI will not return to the friendly surroundings of Screaming Eagles Arena until December 7 when the Eagles host Anderson University (IN) at 7 p.m. to start a two-game homestand. The Eagles will finish the homestand December 11 when they welcome Indiana State University for a 3 p.m. contest.

VALPO VISITS SAMFORD FOR PRE-THANKSGIVING MATINEE

Valparaiso (2-2, 0-0 MVC)

at Samford (5-0, 0-0 Southern)

Game No. 5 – Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2 p.m. CT

Pete Hanna Center (5,000) – Birmingham, Ala.

Next Up in Valpo Basketball: The Valparaiso University men’s basketball team will begin a stretch of 10 straight days on the road on Wednesday afternoon with a pre-Thanksgiving matinee at Samford. This starts a four-game southern swing that also features a multi-team event in Savannah, Ga. and the conference opener at Belmont. Valpo head coach Matt Lottich is one win away from 100 for his collegiate career.

Last Time Out: Valpo returned to the win column and improved to 2-0 at home thanks to a 68-64 victory over Incarnate Word on Saturday night at the Athletics-Recreation Center. Ben Krikke poured in 22 points while Quinton Green added 20 and Kobe King registered 15. The Beacons went 20-of-23 (87 percent) at the free-throw line in the triumph.

Following the Beacons: Streaming – ESPN+

Radio – 95.1 FM, WVUR, ValpoAthletics.com, TuneIn Radio App – Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Brandon Vickrey (analyst)

Twitter updates – @ValpoBasketball

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

Head Coach Matt Lottich: Matt Lottich (99-98) is in his seventh season as the head coach of the men’s basketball program in 2022-2023. Twice during his tenure, Valpo has upset Top-25 opponents, defeating Drake and Rhode Island at the ARC. Valpo has four wins over AP Top 25 teams in program history, and two have come under Lottich. In 2019-2020, Valpo became the first team in the history of Arch Madness, the annual Missouri Valley Conference Tournament in St. Louis, to reach the title game after playing in the opening round by winning three games in three days. Lottich, hired as the 22nd head coach of the Valpo men’s basketball program in April 2016, graduated from Stanford University in 2004 and New Trier High School (Illinois) in 2000.

Series Notes: Valpo holds a 2-1 edge in the all-time series with Samford. The most recent matchup was an 88-67 Valpo victory at the ARC on Nov. 21, 2017. Head coach Scott Drew’s team beat the Bulldogs 87-79 in double overtime on Dec. 14, 2002. The series started with a 75-69 Samford win as part of the UAB Classic in Birmingham on Dec. 23, 1983.

Krikke Among League, National Leaders

Ben Krikke is off to a strong start to his fourth season at Valpo, as the Edmonton native has scored 18 points or more in all four games including three straight with 20 or more points.

Krikke is the first Valpo player with three straight 20-point outputs since program legend Alec Peters did so in December 2016 (at Missouri State, vs. Indiana State, vs. Santa Clara).

Krikke played all 40 minutes on Nov. 19 vs. Incarnate Word. This marked the first time in his career that he has played the entire game. He did play 40+ minutes on two prior occasions but both were overtime affairs. He ranks third in the nation in minutes per game at 38:17.

Krikke ranks second in the MVC and fifth in the nation in made field goals with 39.

Krikke’s scoring average of 23.8 ranks ninth in the country and leads the MVC.

After tallying a career-high 28 points in the Nov. 13 home opener vs. Western Michigan, Ben Krikke followed with 27 on Nov. 16 at Chicago State.

Krikke’s 27 points on Nov. 16 at Chicago State were the most by a Valpo player in a true road game since Javon Freeman-Liberty’s 28 on Jan. 15, 2020 at UNI.

Krikke became the first Valpo player to score 27 points or more in back-to-back games since Alec Peters did so in three straight outings in December 2016 (at Missouri State, vs. Indiana State, vs. Santa Clara).

Entering Nov. 23 at Samford, Krikke has scored 1,069 career points. He is 127 points away from cracking the top 20 in program history.

Century Mark in Sight

Valpo head coach Matt Lottich earned his 99th career win on Nov. 19 vs. Incarnate Word.

He needs just one more victory to become the fourth head coach in program history to reach 100 career victories, joining Homer Drew, Bryce Drew and J.M Christiansen.

Last season, Lottich moved into sole possession of fourth place in program history, surpassing the legendary Gene Bartow (1964-1970). On a side note, Valpo assistant coach Matt Bowen worked under Bartow at UAB in 1995.

Feeling Fine at the Line

Valpo shot free throws at an 87 percent clip on Nov. 19 vs. Incarnate Word. The Beacons went 20 of 23 at the charity stripe.

This was Valpo’s highest made free throw total since Feb. 12 of last season at Missouri State.

Several individuals had strong days at the line with Ben Krikke going 7-of-8 and Quinton Green 8-of-9. Krikke’s seven makes tied a career high set on March 7, 2020 vs. Missouri State.

Slamming It Home

The Nov. 19 victory over Incarnate Word featured no shortage of dunks. Kobe King led the way with three, while Quinton Green (2) and Maximus Nelson (1) were also involved in the dunk party.

Over the first three games of the season, the Beacons had one combined dunk (Green), before displaying six in the game against the Cardinals.

Nelson’s dunk was his first in a Valpo uniform, while King is up to 10 in his Valpo career after having seven last season. King and Green are out to the early team lead in dunks after Ben Krikke paced the squad with 11 a year ago.

Starting 2-0 at Home

Valpo has started the home docket with a 2-0 record for the 12th time in the last 13 seasons. The only time in that stretch that Valpo did not start 2-0 at home was last season, when the home slate began with setbacks to Toledo and UIC.

The program is now 17-1 in its last 18 home openers with 15 of those victories coming by double figures.

Valpo has finished with a home record of .500 or better in 30 straight seasons.

Other Notes Wrapping Up Incarnate Word: Valpo 68, Incarnate Word 64

This marked the first close game of the year for the Beacons, as each of the first three contests were decided by double figures one way or the other.

Quinton Green tied a season high with 20 points, while Ben Krikke again paced the Beacons with 22. Krikke had his 12th career game with 20+ points including his third this season, while Green had his 19th 20-point game and his second in a Valpo uniform.

Kobe King was in double figures as well, finishing with 15 points. He has been in double figures in 22 of 26 Valpo games including each of the first four contests this season (three with 15+).

Krikke went 3-of-5 from 3-point distance after going a combined 0-of-5 from long range over the first three games. This marked his first game with three made triples since his freshman year – Jan. 15, 2020 at UNI. He did also have three made 3s in the exhibition game vs. Cedarville this season.

Maximus Nelson chipped in seven points and five rebounds in 15 minutes.

Jerome Palm squeezed a team-high eight rebounds.

Former Valpo player Chris Artis returned to the ARC as an assistant coach for Incarnate Word.

Scouting Samford 

Started the season with wins over Anderson (S.C.) 109-85, Spring Hill College (Ala.) 80-61, Belhaven University (Miss.) 90-38 and Alabama A&M 84-64.

Hosted Texas Southern on Sunday (a 78-63 victory) and will welcome Louisiana Tech (Friday) and Tennessee Southern (Sunday, Nov. 27) this weekend as part of a busy Thanksgiving week at Pete Hanna Center.

Picked to finish second of 10 in the Southern Conference preseason poll.

Posted a 21-11 record last season.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS TO UAB IN OVERTIME HEARTBREAKER

Valpo women’s basketball freshman Ali Saunders (Depauw, Ind./North Harrison) capped a record-setting night with a drive and score with just over eight seconds to play in overtime Monday at the ARC against UAB, setting the stage for a potential second extra period, but the Blazers raced the ball down and scored with 3.3 seconds to go, delivering a heartbreaking 83-81 defeat to the Beacons. Saunders’ final basket gave her 32 points on the night, a new program record for freshman scoring in a single game.

How It Happened

Behind 10 points from Saunders, Valpo led by as many as seven points in the opening period and was up 24-20 at the end of the first 10 minutes.

UAB pulled in front with 5:43 to play in the first half on a Denim DeShields 3-pointer, but the Beacons ended the half on a 13-3 run over the final five minutes — featuring five points from Saunders and four points from junior Jayda Johnston (Roseville, Minn./Roseville Area) — to take a 40-32 lead into the locker room.

The Beacons’ lead reached its apex at 11 points just over two minutes into the third quarter, as sophomore Olivia Sims (Toledo, Ohio/Notre Dame Academy [Oakland]) drilled a triple to give Valpo a 47-36 advantage.

Valpo was limited to just one field goal the remainder of the period, but got to the foul line enough to enjoy a 55-48 lead with 10 minutes to play in regulation.

The Beacons’ lead was nine points 90 seconds into the fourth quarter, and while UAB cut into the lead, Valpo was able to keep the Blazers at bay for most of the period. UAB moved to within one possession with 4:31 to play (59-57) and with 3:08 to play (63-60), but both times Valpo was able to respond and push the lead back to two possessions — the first on a triple by junior Ava Interrante (McHenry, Ill./McHenry) and the second on a driving layup by Saunders.

A steal and fast-break layup for the Blazers made it a 66-64 game with just under a minute to play, and UAB then took advantage of a Valpo miss on the Beacons’ next trip, coming down and getting a basket at the rim from DeShields with 33 seconds to go to tie the score at 66-66.

Valpo ran the shot clock down on its possession and then turned to junior Leah Earnest (Stevens Point, Wis./SPASH), who deftly finished at the rim with 7.3 seconds to go to restore the two-point Beacon lead. But UAB called a timeout, advancing the ball, and got a layup of its own by Maria Roters with 2.8 seconds to play to send the game to overtime tied at 68.

The start of overtime was all UAB, as the Blazers scored 10 points over their first five possessions — the last three on a triple by DeShields with 2:22 to play to push UAB’s lead to 78-71.

Saunders remained aggressive, driving to the rim on Valpo’s next trip to make it a five-point game. Then, following a UAB miss, Earnest was able to finish inside to cut the Blazer lead to 78-75 with 1:31 to go in overtime.

A baseline jumper with just over a minute to play restored the Blazers’ five-point edge before Saunders scored a third-chance bucket to move Valpo within three. UAB missed two free throws on its next trip, followed by another inside basket by Saunders, and then split a pair with 17 seconds to go to give the Beacons the ball in a two-point game, setting the stage for the final 10 seconds.

Inside the Game

Saunders’ 32 points set a new standard for Valpo freshmen. The previous freshman record is unknown, but there have now been 16 games in program history a Valpo player has scored 32 or more points, and none of the previous 15 came from a rookie.

Saunders is one of only three D-I freshmen to score 32 or more points in a game this season, joining Minnesota’s Mara Braun and Florida State’s Ta’Niya Latson.

Saunders posted the highest-scoring game by any Valpo player since Dani Franklin dropped 33 points against Eastern Illinois on Dec. 3, 2016.

Saunders tallied her 32 points Monday evening in efficient fashion, going 12-of-18 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from 3-point range, and 6-of-7 from the foul line. She was just one point and one field goal shy of cracking Valpo’s single-game top-10 in the respective categories. Beyond her 10-point first quarter, the rookie dropped 11 points in overtime as well.

Beyond her scoring prowess, Saunders set a season high with eight rebounds and dished out three assists as well.

Three Valpo players scored in double figures on Monday night. Earnest reached the 10-point plateau for the fourth straight game to open the season, scoring 13 points while also grabbing 13 rebounds for her third double-double of the year.

Paired up with her 14-rebound performance against Eastern Illinois, Earnest has registered the two best rebounding efforts of her career in Valpo’s last two games.

Sims matched her career best with 12 points to round out the trio of Beacons in double figures in the scoring column.

Johnston (6 points) and Interrante (5 points) both set career bests for scoring, while Johnston also set a new high with three rebounds, all of which came on the offensive end. Interrante came up with three steals on the defensive end as well.

Redshirt freshman Ella Van Weelden (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/Marion) set a season best as she came off the bench to grab seven rebounds.

Valpo out-shot UAB on the evening, 47.5%-43.5%, but the Beacons hit just 6-of-21 from 3-point range.

Valpo did out-rebound its opponent for the first time this year, besting the Blazers on the glass by a 44-36 margin, and out-scored UAB in the paint, 46-42.

VOLLEYBALL KNOCKED OUT OF MVC CHAMPIONSHIP BY UIC

After winning its tournament opener on Sunday, the sixth-seeded Valpo volleyball team was eliminated by third-seeded UIC in second round action at the MVC Championship in Evansville, Ind. on Monday evening, as the Flames defeated the Beacons in straight sets (25-23, 25-20, 25-17).

How It Happened

Valpo jumped out of the gates strong on Monday, scoring six of the match’s first seven points. The Beacons’ lead was still five at 8-3 before a 10-3 run from UIC gave the Flames their first lead of the match.

Valpo evened the set at 14-14, 15-15 and 20-20 after the Flames’ run, but was unable to gain the lead outright again. UIC scored three straight after 20-20 to go up 23-20, but the Beacons countered with two in a row to close back within one. The teams traded sideouts to close the set, though, as UIC claimed the opener.

UIC led throughout the early stages of set two and enjoyed a five-point advantage at 12-7 before the Beacons scored six of the next seven — including two kills from fifth-year Jillie Grant (Maumee, Ohio/Anthony Wayne) — to tie the frame at 13-all.

The Flames came back with an 11-3 run to earn set point at 24-16. Valpo scored four in a row to keep the set alive, but on its fifth chance, UIC finished with a kill to go up 2-0 in the match.

UIC controlled the third set from the jump and moved to within two points of the sweep at 23-10. But in typical Valpo Volleyball fashion, the Beacons kept fighting and reeled off seven points in a row — three of which came on kills by senior Kara Cooper (LaPorte, Ind./LaPorte) — to erase more than half the deficit before the Flames closed the match with back-to-back kills.

Inside the Match

Valpo split two matches at the MVC Championship for its fourth consecutive tournament appearance.

UIC hit .316 on Monday evening, just the second time this year an opponent hit better than .300 against Valpo — the other being UIC hitting .320 in the regular season finale.

The Flames out-killed Valpo in Monday’s match, 44-32. The Beacons did enjoy a 31-28 edge in digs.

Cooper and senior Miranda Strongman (Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central [LIU]) tied for team-high honors with seven kills Monday. Strongman did so on 15 swings with no errors, hitting at a .467 clip.

Freshman libero Emma Hickey (Granger, Ind./Penn) led all players with 16 digs.

Inside the Season

With 22 wins this year, the 2022 Valpo squad became the 17th team in Carin Avery’s 21-year tenure as head coach to reach 20 victories.

This year is also the 19th time in Avery’s 21 seasons Valpo has finished with a winning record.

The Beacons finished in the top half of the MVC regular season standings this year, the 20th time in Avery’s 21 seasons the program has done so. Valpo is the only team to finish in the top-half of the MVC standings each of the last six seasons.

Junior Mallory Januski (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais) smashed Valpo’s single-season record with a .360 hitting percentage. The program’s previous 25-point era record in the category was .307 (Kelsey Victor, 2014), while the previous overall record was .334 (Nicole Schulz, 2006).

With 120 blocks on the season, Januski also moved into seventh place in the 25-point era for rejections.

Strongman also surpassed the previous 25-point era record for hitting percentage as she swung at a .308 clip, now fourth-best in program history overall.

The Valpo and MVC single-season records for digs by a freshman now stand at 722 after Hickey’s 16-dig performance on Monday. That mark puts Hickey in fourth place in Valpo’s 25-point era, fifth place overall at Valpo and seventh place overall in the MVC single-season record books.

Junior Victoria Bulmahn (McCordsville, Ind./Mt. Vernon) cracked the top-10 in the 25-point era at Valpo in service aces with 31, good for ninth.

As a team, Valpo registered 152 service aces this year, the fourth-best program total in the 25-point era, and the Beacons tallied 281.5 blocks, tenth-most overall in program history.

MEN’S HOOPS WRAPS MICHIGAN TRIP AT NORTHWOOD ON TUESDAY

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m.

at Northwood Timberwolves

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Fresh off an in-region road win at Grand Valley on Sunday, the UIndy men’s basketball team will wrap its Michigan road trip on Tuesday evening at Northwood. Tip from Midland is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Jesse Bingham leads the team in scoring, averaging 13 points per game in the early going, while Jakobie Robinson has snagged 25 rebounds thus far. Freshman Sean Craig has been a credible threat off the bench, drilling 8-of-10 attempts from 3-point range and is 10-for-13 from the field overall. Jarvis Walker has also provided a spark as a reserve, averaging 10 points and 2.7 rebounds in the  three regional wins.

UIndy leads the all-time series against Northwood, winning nine of the 10 contests in the programs’ competition history.

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BLAKE AND SIBILA HEADLINE MARIAN’S 21 MSFA MIDEAST ALL-LEAGUE HONORS

INDIANAPOLIS – On Monday afternoon, the Mid-States Football Association announced the 2022 MSFA All-Conference Teams. Marian was well represented on each of the three MSFA Mideast teams, earning 21 honors with Logan Blake and Zach Sibila headlining the honors. Blake was named the 2022 Co-Defensive Player of the Year, and Sibila was named inaugural Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Marian earned seven All-MSFA Mideast First Team honors, with five honors coming on the offensive side of the ball and two on the defensive side of the ball. On defense, Logan Blake earned his second career first team honor, as the senior was named the Co-Defensive Player of the Year with Siena Heights’ Kole Murlin. Blake has made a team-leading 69 total tackles this season, and leads the team in interceptions and tackles for loss. Blake has four sacks on the year and two interceptions returned for touchdowns, tying the single season record and setting the career record for pick-sixes.

Joining Blake on the first team from the defensive side of the ball is Nate Frey, who has made 33 total tackles on the year. Frey has 2.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble, and recorded his first interception of the year in Saturday’s win over St. Xavier.

Ben Stevens and Drew Byerly were both named MSFA First Team honorees, representing the Knights as the lone skill players on the top team. Stevens leads Marian in each receiving category as a senior, entering the NAIA Quarterfinals with 65 receptions for 1115 yards and 12 touchdowns. The senior is ranked in the top-10 in the NAIA in both yards per game and receiving yards, both of which lead all MSFA players. Byerly picked up yards on the ground and through the air from his tight end position, gaining 126 all-purpose yards on 18 touches. The tight end has a pair of rushing touchdowns as a wildcat quarterback, and has the fourth-most receptions on the team.

Marian’s offensive line took three of the five first team spots, with Zach Sibila leading the group as he was named the Offensive Lineman of the Year. Sibila was joined on the first team by Darren Dillon and Austin Jones, who are both multiple MSFA Team honorees. The three led an offensive line unit that rushed for 1755 yards and averages 4.4 yards per carry, and has allowed just eight sacks this season.

The Knights had nine players earn All-MSFA Second Team honors, with Zach Bundalo, Baron Huebler, and Jacob Pressler receiving the honor on the offensive side of the ball. Bundalo has had a dominant season ranking in the top-five in the NAIA in both completion percentage and passer efficiency, and has thrown for 2214 yards and 22 touchdowns. Huebler leads the Knights in rushing with 682 yards and seven touchdowns, and Pressler is the second-leading receiver, hauling in 24 passes for 377 yards and four touchdowns.

On the second team defense was rushers Tyler Majors and Deon Pettiford, nickel linebacker Trevor Adler, inside linebacker Jake Paris, and corner Jayshawn Underwood. Majors recorded 35 total tackles which includes 11 for a loss, and Pettiford is the team leader in sacks with 8.5 on the year. Pettiford is tied with Blake for the team lead in tackles for loss, and has the third most total tackles on the team. Paris is the second-leading tackler with 53 total stops, as the second-year starter has two interceptions which includes a pick-six. Adler has made 26 total tackles with three coming behind the line, making the first two sacks in his career as a senior. Underwood is in the midst of a breakout season as a first-year starter, making 39 total tackles while leading the team with eight pass break ups.

Taylor Soper is the lone specialist for Marian to earn a spot on the three teams, as he was named the MSFA Second Team punter. Soper has punted 35 times on the year and has landed 17 kicks inside the opponent’s 20 yard line, averaging 40.5 yards per punt. The senior has a 76-yard punt this season, which is ranked in the top-10 in the NAIA.

Rounding out Marian’s honors are three honorable mention players, as Tyler Bukur, Quade Popp, and Chauncey Mays each earn the honor.

The Knights will continue their 2022 season on Saturday afternoon, taking on Northwestern (Iowa) at 1 p.m. EST in the NAIA FCS Quarterfinals.

MARIAN TAKES DOWN SIENA HEIGHTS 29-18

Adrian, Mich. – The Marian wrestling team kicked off their dual schedule on Monday night with a road victory, taking down Siena Heights in their WHAC opener. Marian’s win is their first in dual competition this season, as they start 1-0.

Marian forfeited the opening two weight classes at 125 and 133, and Siena Heights scored the first win on the mat at 141 as Christopher Sorrow defeated Aundre Beatty 9-4. Marian rebounded with their first win at 149 lbs. as Ian Heath defeated Dylan McLean by fall in 55 seconds, but fell behind 18-6 as Matthew Dwyer defeated Jordan Fulks 11-5 in the 157 weight class.

Trailing on the scoreboard, the Knights flipped the board as their anchors in the lineup hit the mat, starting with 165 lbs. No. 3 Elliot Rodgers winning by first period fall against Gage Parker. The 44 second victory brought Marian within six points, and No. 10 Noah Hollendonner made it one-point match following his 18-2 tech. fall victory at 174 lbs. No. 3 Sam Osho won by forfeit at 184 to give Marian the lead, sealing the match.

No. 7 Jack Servies won by a 5-3 decision at 197 lbs. against Wesley Peters to give the Knights a 26-point total, and Austin Lane finished the match with a 9-7 sudden victory at 285 lbs. over Jaylen Culver.

Marian will next be in action on December 3, as they compete in the annual Little State Tournament, hosted by Manchester University.

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NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Kansas City Chiefs820.8000.03002334 – 1 – 04 – 1 – 05 – 2 – 03 – 0 – 04 W
Miami Dolphins730.7000.02522414 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 05 – 2 – 02 – 1 – 04 W
Tennessee Titans730.7000.01931853 – 1 – 04 – 2 – 05 – 2 – 03 – 0 – 02 W
Baltimore Ravens730.7000.02481993 – 2 – 04 – 1 – 04 – 2 – 02 – 0 – 04 W
Buffalo Bills730.7000.02811744 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 05 – 2 – 00 – 2 – 01 W
New England Patriots640.6000.02131693 – 2 – 03 – 2 – 05 – 2 – 02 – 1 – 03 W
Cincinnati Bengals640.6000.02652153 – 1 – 03 – 3 – 03 – 3 – 01 – 3 – 02 W
New York Jets640.6000.01991862 – 3 – 04 – 1 – 05 – 4 – 02 – 2 – 01 L
Los Angeles Chargers550.5001.02272582 – 3 – 03 – 2 – 04 – 3 – 02 – 2 – 02 L
Indianapolis Colts461.4092.01732202 – 3 – 02 – 3 – 14 – 4 – 11 – 3 – 11 L
Jacksonville Jaguars370.3003.02162052 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 03 – 4 – 01 – 2 – 01 L
Las Vegas Raiders370.3003.02252422 – 2 – 01 – 5 – 03 – 5 – 02 – 2 – 01 W
Cleveland Browns370.3003.02402692 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 02 – 6 – 02 – 1 – 02 L
Denver Broncos370.3003.01471712 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 02 – 6 – 00 – 3 – 02 L
Pittsburgh Steelers370.3003.01702442 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 01 – 6 – 01 – 2 – 01 L
Houston Texans181.1504.51592300 – 4 – 11 – 4 – 01 – 4 – 11 – 1 – 15 L
 
National Football Conference
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Philadelphia Eagles910.9000.02631834 – 1 – 05 – 0 – 05 – 1 – 02 – 1 – 01 W
Minnesota Vikings820.8000.02292314 – 1 – 04 – 1 – 06 – 2 – 03 – 0 – 01 L
San Francisco 49ers640.6000.02361733 – 1 – 03 – 3 – 05 – 2 – 04 – 0 – 03 W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers550.5000.01831803 – 3 – 02 – 2 – 05 – 2 – 02 – 1 – 02 W
Dallas Cowboys730.7000.02511674 – 1 – 03 – 2 – 06 – 3 – 02 – 1 – 01 W
New York Giants730.7000.02052044 – 2 – 03 – 1 – 03 – 3 – 00 – 1 – 01 L
Seattle Seahawks640.6000.02572413 – 1 – 03 – 3 – 04 – 4 – 02 – 1 – 01 L
Washington Commanders650.5451.52142232 – 3 – 04 – 2 – 03 – 4 – 01 – 2 – 02 W
Atlanta Falcons560.4552.52592744 – 2 – 01 – 4 – 04 – 4 – 01 – 3 – 01 W
Detroit Lions460.4003.02502822 – 3 – 02 – 3 – 04 – 4 – 02 – 1 – 03 W
Green Bay Packers470.3643.52022433 – 3 – 01 – 4 – 03 – 4 – 01 – 2 – 01 L
Arizona Cardinals470.3643.52402961 – 5 – 03 – 2 – 03 – 6 – 01 – 4 – 01 L
New Orleans Saints470.3643.52492673 – 4 – 01 – 3 – 03 – 4 – 01 – 2 – 01 W
Los Angeles Rams370.3004.01682272 – 4 – 01 – 3 – 03 – 6 – 01 – 3 – 04 L
Carolina Panthers380.2734.52072563 – 3 – 00 – 5 – 03 – 5 – 03 – 1 – 01 L
Chicago Bears380.2734.52412742 – 3 – 01 – 5 – 01 – 7 – 00 – 3 – 04 L

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 WLPctConf GBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Boston134.7656-17-32-09-49-11 L
Milwaukee124.7500.59-13-33-07-36-41 W
Cleveland116.6472.07-14-52-110-25-53 W
Indiana106.6252.56-34-31-18-48-25 W
Washington107.5883.07-43-33-07-57-32 W
Atlanta107.5883.06-34-41-18-66-41 L
Toronto98.5294.06-13-71-27-65-51 L
New York99.5004.54-35-61-25-55-51 W
Philadelphia88.5004.55-53-31-36-66-41 L
10 Brooklyn89.4715.04-44-52-05-36-42 W
11 Chicago710.4126.05-52-51-17-64-61 W
12 Miami711.3896.56-41-72-13-74-64 L
13 Orlando513.2788.54-51-81-22-84-62 L
14 Charlotte414.2229.51-63-82-52-101-93 L
15 Detroit315.16710.53-50-100-41-121-97 L
 
Western Conference
 WLPctConf GBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Utah127.6326-16-63-111-46-41 L
Phoenix106.6250.58-12-53-09-35-51 W
Denver106.6250.54-16-53-28-46-41 W
LA Clippers117.6110.56-45-33-19-67-33 W
Sacramento96.6001.06-33-32-33-58-26 W
New Orleans107.5881.06-34-43-06-46-41 W
Memphis107.5881.06-14-62-26-46-41 L
Portland107.5881.04-46-31-18-45-53 L
Dallas97.5631.58-31-41-25-56-41 L
10 Minnesota98.5292.05-54-32-15-65-54 W
11 Golden State810.4443.57-11-93-35-65-51 L
12 Oklahoma City710.4124.04-43-60-43-53-72 L
13 LA Lakers510.3335.05-50-50-43-95-53 W
14 San Antonio612.3335.53-53-70-12-101-95 L
15 Houston314.1768.01-52-91-22-102-82 L

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Boston Bruins1917203416804011-0-06-2-09-1-0
New Jersey Devils191630321673448-2-08-1-010-0-0
Toronto Maple Leafs201055251059547-2-33-3-26-1-3
Carolina Hurricanes19105424856524-2-16-3-34-3-3
New York Islanders201280241266556-3-06-5-06-4-0
Tampa Bay Lightning191171231164616-3-15-4-06-3-1
Detroit Red Wings1895422959585-2-24-3-25-3-2
New York Rangers1996422956524-3-35-3-15-3-2
Pittsburgh Penguins1997321970643-2-16-5-25-3-2
10 Florida Panthers1998220864645-2-24-6-04-5-1
11 Montreal Canadiens1898119757636-4-03-4-15-4-1
12 Philadelphia Flyers1978418748624-4-13-4-32-6-2
13 Washington Capitals20710317755675-4-12-6-22-6-2
14 Columbus Blue Jackets18710115755786-6-01-4-14-5-1
15 Buffalo Sabres18711014762664-6-03-5-02-8-0
16 Ottawa Senators18611113657645-6-01-5-12-7-1
 
Western Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights201541311573516-3-09-1-17-2-1
Dallas Stars191153251173525-2-16-3-26-2-2
Los Angeles Kings211182241067716-3-05-5-25-3-2
Colorado Avalanche17115123961424-2-17-3-07-3-0
Winnipeg Jets171151231150417-2-04-3-17-2-1
Seattle Kraken181053231058495-4-25-1-17-2-1
St. Louis Blues18108020953595-4-05-4-07-3-0
Calgary Flames1897220858606-4-13-3-14-4-2
Edmonton Oilers191090201066695-6-05-3-04-6-0
10 Nashville Predators1998220753626-3-23-5-06-3-1
11 Minnesota Wild1888218749543-5-15-3-15-4-1
12 San Jose Sharks21711317662722-7-35-4-04-3-3
13 Chicago Blackhawks1869315644624-5-12-4-22-6-2
14 Vancouver Canucks19610315666763-4-13-6-24-5-1
15 Arizona Coyotes1769214644621-2-15-7-14-5-1
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TV TUESDAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
UNLV vs. Southern Illinois1:00amCBSSN
Gulf Coast Showcase11:00amFLOHOOPS
Cayman Islands Classic11:00amFLOHOOPS
CBE Hall of Fame Classic11:30amCBSSN
NJIT at Sacred Heart12:00pmNEC
Sunshine Slam12:00pmFLOHOOPS
Purdue Fort Wayne vs. Eastern Michigan12:30pmFLOHOOPS
Cayman Islands Classic1:30pmFLOHOOPS
Gulf Coast Showcase1:30pmFLOHOOPS
CBE Hall of Fame Classic2:00pmCBSSN
Maui Invitational2:30pmESPN2
Morgan State at Loyola Marymount3:00pmWCC
Hampton vs. North Alabama3:00pmESPN+
Southern Miss vs. Winthrop3:00pmFLOHOOPS
Sunshine Slam4:00pmCBSSN
Maui Invitational5:00pmESPN2
Canisius at Cornell5:00pmESPN+
Gulf Coast Showcase5:00pmFLOHOOPS
Cayman Islands Classic5:00pmFLOHOOPS
Bradley vs. Auburn6:00pmCBSSN
UT Martin at Arkansas State6:00pmESPN+
St. Andrews at North Carolina A&T6:00pmFLOHOOPS
FDU-Florham at Hartford6:00pm
Bowling Green at Notre Dame6:30pmACCN
Sunshine Slam6:30pmFLOHOOPS
Empire Classic7:00pmESPN2
Rider at Rutgers7:00pmBTN
Coppin State at Towson7:00pmFLOHOOPS
Stonehill at Fordham7:00pmESPN+
Truett McConnell at Tennessee Tech7:00pmESPN+
UC San Diego at George Washington7:00pmESPN+
Southern Indiana at St. Bonaventure7:00pmESPN+
Vermont at Yale7:00pmESPN+
Kentucky State at Morehead State7:00pmESPN+
UMBC at UNCG7:00pmESPN+
Southern-New Orleans at Troy7:00pmESPN+
Elon at Jacksonville State7:00pmESPN+
St. Mary’s (MD) at Norfolk State7:00pm
William Woods at Southeast Missouri7:30pmESPN+
Our Lady of the Lake at UIW7:30pmESPN+
Northern Arizona vs. UTRGV7:30pmESPN+
Cayman Islands Classic7:30pmFLOHOOPS
Gulf Coast Showcase7:30pmFLOHOOPS
Maui Invitational8:00pmESPN
Colorado Christian at Northern Colorado8:00pmESPN+
Prairie View A&M at UTSA8:00pmCUSAtv
Crowley’s Ridge at UAPB8:00pm
Paul Quinn at North Texas8:00pm
UW Stout at North Dakota8:00pm
Fairleigh Dickinson at Pitt8:30pmACCN
Liberty vs. Northwestern8:30pmCBSSN
Louisiana at SMU8:30pmESPN+
Penn at Lafayette8:30pmESPN+
Sunshine Slam8:30pmFLOHOOPS
Empire Classic9:00pmESPN2
Grambling State at Arizona State9:00pmPAC12
Oral Roberts at Utah State9:00pmMWN
Montana State-Northern at Montana9:00pmESPN+
Alcorn State at UTEP9:00pmCUSAtv
Mount St. Mary’s at Pacific10:00pmStaduim
Westcliff at Cal State Fullerton10:00pmESPN+
Maui Invitational10:30pmESPN
COLLEGE FOOTBALLTIME ETTV
Ball State at Miami (OH)7:00pmESPN+
Bowling Green at Ohio7:00pmESPNU
NBATIME ETTV
Brooklyn at Philadelphia7:30pmTNT
Sacramento at Memphis8:00pmNBCS-CA
Bally Sports
Detroit at Denver9:00pmALT
Bally Sports
LA Lakers at Phoenix10:00pmTNT
NHLTIME ETTV
Buffalo at Montreal7:00pmNHLN
MSG-BUF
Sportsnet
NY Rangers at Los Angeles10:30pmMSG
Bally Sports
SOCCERTIME ETTV
FIFA World Cup: Argentina vs Saudi Arabia5:00amFS1
FIFA World Cup: Denmark vs Tunisia8:00amFS1
FIFA World Cup: Mexico vs Poland11:00amFOX
FIFA World Cup: France vs Australia2:00pmFOX