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College basketball: No. 2 Virginia defeats Wake Forest to stay undefeated in ACC play

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 19:30:00 PST

Kyle Guy scored 17 points, and No. 2 Virginia beat Wake Forest 59-49 on Sunday night for its 10th straight win.

De'Andre Hunter added 16 points to help the first-place Cavaliers (18-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) extend their longest winning streak since 2015-16 and open league play with seven...


Coppin State upsets Morgan State in OT for second win of season

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:50:00 PST

During the Coppin State men’s basketball team’s recurring trips to the foul line Saturday afternoon, coach Juan Dixon held what amounted to a team meeting. As the Eagles’ free-throw shooter stood at the stripe, his four on-court teammates would migrate to the sideline, skipping on the chance for...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 20): Colgate slips past Loyola men, 77-72

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:09:00 PST

Jordan Burns scored 20 points and Dana Batt made all seven of his shots and scored 16 as Colgate defeated Loyola Maryland, 77-72, on Saturday in Hamilton, N.Y.

Andre Walker made a jumper and a 3-pointer on consecutive possessions and the Greyhounds led 69-68 with 2:13 left. Jordan Swopshire countered...


Men's Basketball: McDaniel's late rally against Ursinus falls short

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:30:00 PST

Ursinus built a lead as large as 12 before staving off a late McDaniel rally to hold on for a 69-65 Centennial Conference men's basketball victory Saturday in Collegeville, Pa.

Austin Cannon led the Green Terror (3-13, 1-9 Centennial) with 14 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Eric Williams...


Highly regarded prospect Zion Williamson picks Duke

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:45:00 PST

High-flying high school power forward Zion Williamson has committed to Duke, giving the Blue Devils the nation's three top-rated college prospects.

Williamson is a 6-foot-6, 275-pound forward from Spartanburg who's rated second among high school players by ESPN. He picked Duke on Saturday over...


Men's Basketball: Final seconds doom Mount in road loss

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:00:00 PST

Mount St. Mary's staged a furious late rally, but came up just short in a 73-72 loss at Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday afternoon in Hackensack, N.J.

The Mount's Junior Robinson had a chance to win the game at the buzzer, but his 3-point attempt was long.

Trailing 73-67 after a pair of Jahlil Jenkins...


UConn Men No Match For No.1 Villanova, Fall 81-61

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PST

They are more than miles apart, separated by more than just conferences now.

Once fierce Big East rivals, UConn and Villanova hardly looked like they belonged on the same court for much of Saturday afternoon. The old Big East trappings were there, especially the sell-out crowd at the XL Center,...


College basketball: No. 4 Oklahoma upset at OSU; No. 7 Wichita State and No. 8 Texas Tech also fall

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:40:00 PST

Trae Young scored 48 points, but missed a deep three-pointer at the buzzer in overtime and No. 4 Oklahoma fell to Oklahoma State 83-81 on Saturday in Stillwater.

Young, a freshman guard who leads the nation in scoring, had 34 points after halftime. He matched the fifth-highest scoring effort in...


Pac-12 basketball: No. 14 Arizona rallies for 73-71 win at Stanford

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 17:25:00 PST

Rawle Alkins made a go-ahead layup with 38 seconds remaining, and No. 14 Arizona held on for a 73-71 comeback win Saturday over Stanford to take sole possession of first place in the Pac-12.

Allonzo Trier, who led the Wildcats (16-4, 6-1 Pac-12) with 21 points, added three free throws in the final...


Navy struggles against zone defense in 75-68 loss to Boston University

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:00:00 PST

Sophomore forward Evan Wieck made a layup to give Navy an early 4-2 lead less than two minutes into the game on Saturday afternoon. Boston University head coach Joe Jones went to a 2-3 matchup zone on the next possession and it completely changed the game in favor of the visitors.

Freshman guard...


Shutdown grounds Air Force sports and upends NFL viewing; Navy to continue

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:35:00 PST

The shutdown of the federal government that began at midnight eastern time already has an early casualty: the Air Force Academy's athletic schedule.

"Due to the government shutdown, all Air Force Academy home and away intercollegiate athletic events have been canceled until further notice," the...


At Coppin State, former Maryland walk-on Kent Auslander gets second look at hoops 'dream'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:10:00 PST

Kent Auslander was done playing basketball last summer, and that was fine. He had graduated from Maryland in three years, had played for the Terps, a walk-on following his brother’s path, and now, Auslander thought, he would be a teacher. And that was fine, really.

So he applied to graduate school...


Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with Bosnian pro team BC Igokea

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:55:00 PST

Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks.

Preston was expected to start for Kansas, but was suspended for the season opener for a violation of...


Tacko Fall is out for rest of UCF basketball season

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 10:30:00 PST

UCF center Tacko Fall will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 basketball season due to a shoulder injury.

The 7-foot-6 center had been fighting through the injury all year, but the pain became too much to handle. Fall competed for 24 minutes during the Knights’ 49-38 loss to Cincinnati Jan. 16....


After milestone victory, it's back to work for Navy's DeChellis

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:00:00 PST

Ed DeChellis had planned to be a high school history teacher and coach after graduating from Penn State, where he played basketball and earned a degree in secondary education.

Penn State head coach Dick Harter, for whom DeChellis had played throughout his college career, had other ideas. Harter...


Power Five conferences approve 11 new measures, including medical benefits extension and holiday break for hoops

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:20:00 PST

The NCAA's five largest conferences approved sweeping changes in everything from medical care to basketball during the holidays on Friday, dashing through the agenda with little opposition and virtually no debate.

Extended medical benefits for former athletes, a three-day break for basketball players...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 18): Towson men cruise past Drexel, 90-68

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 19:58:00 PST

Zane Martin scored 18 points to lead the Towson men's basketball team to a 90-68 victory over Drexel on Thursday night.

Brian Starr scored 16 points, Mike Morsell and Justin Gorham each had 13 and Deshaun Morman added 12 for the Tigers (14-6, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association).

Austin Williams...


Men's Basketball: Mountaineers clipped at St. Francis Brooklyn

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:30:00 PST

St. Francis Brooklyn made the key plays down the stretch to defeat Mount St. Mary's 81-73 on Thursday night.

Junior Robinson led the Mount with 21 points.

The Mount (10-10, 4-3 Northeast Conference) took a 50-42 lead two minutes into the second half on a pair of Bobby Planutis free throws. The...


Men's Basketball: Green Terror hoping win can lift season's spirits

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:30:00 PST

McDaniel’s season has been defined, so far, by a pair of dismal losing streaks.

The Green Terror won their opener before dropping six consecutive games. A win in early December preceded another six-game slide, and McDaniel limped into Wednesday’s home matchup with Gettysburg in search of its first...


USC basketball gets first win in Eugene since 2009

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 20:15:00 PST

Seeing the ball in Jordan McLaughlin's hands any time brings a smile to Southern California coach Andy Enfield's face, and especially when the game's on the line.

McLaughlin scored the Trojans' last six points, making six consecutive free throws, to help hold off Oregon for a 75-70 victory on Thursday...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 17): Navy holds off Lafayette, 75-72; Loyola falls to Bucknell, 78-70

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:29:00 PST

Bryce Dulin scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, and Navy held off host Lafayette's late rally for a 75-72 victory on Wednesday night.

Dulin went 8-for-11 from the field, including 3-for-4 for 3-pointers and 1-for-2 from the line.

Paulius Zalys converted a 3-point...


Women's Basketball: McDaniel still learning as season reaches half

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:30:00 PST

McDaniel reached the midway point of its Centennial Conference season Wednesday when Gettysburg, tied for first place and featuring the reigning player of the year, came to Gill Center.

The Green Terror have now played every Centennial foe once, meaning the next time around coach Becky Martin hopes...


UConn-Villanova: Jay Wright Reigns In Big East, Where Basketball's Still King

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:30:00 PST

In a place where basketball is still king, Jay Wright reigns.

His Villanova program, national champs in 2016, ranked No.1 in the current national polls, carries high the banner of the new Big East, which, to hit a sore topic around here, has proved to be so much like the old — despite the changing...


Northwestern comes up short in 71-65 loss to Ohio State

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:00:00 PST

This matchup was a testament to the folly of preseason rankings and the fickle nature of team chemistry.

Northwestern opened the season with a familiar lineup and high hopes; Ohio State entered with a new coach and low expectations. The Wildcats opened at No. 18 in the rankings; the...


Louisville beats Notre Dame 82-78 in double overtime

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:01:00 PST

Louisville's homegrown upper classmen proved too grown for Notre Dame in a double overtime tug-of-war Tuesday night.

Junior Ray Spalding scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while senior and fellow Louisville native Quentin Snider matched a career high with 22 points as the Cardinals...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 15): Lyles' 35 lift UMBC over Hartford, 78-56

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Morgan State, Coppin State, UMES men lose(image)

UConn Men's Notebook: Alterique Gilbert To Weigh Surgery Timing, Options

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

Alterique Gilbert will meet next week with Dr. James Andrews, the well-known orthopedic surgeon, to determine the best course for repairing his left shoulder.

Surgery is just about certain, but the timing of it will be discussed.

Gilbert, who has played in only nine games during his two seasons...


No. 5 Duke outlasts struggling No. 25 Miami, 83-75

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:25:00 PST

For the Hurricanes, the stage was set hours before tip-off.

When the latest Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll was released Monday afternoon, Miami fell seven spots to No. 25. Meanwhile, Duke — set to visit Miami that night — moved into the top five.

That shift created a scenario somewhat...


Big Ten power rankings: Not just a two-team league after all

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:27:00 PST

Recently Ohio State entered the spotlight with an upset of then-No. 1 Michigan State. Last week Michigan showed it could be a contender after also taking down the Spartans.

Purdue still dominates the Big Ten, but it now has some company.

(Last week's ranking in parentheses)


Suddenly surging Navy women bash archrival Army

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:00:00 PST

In preparing for conference play, Navy’s women rolled to several blowout wins over lesser opponents, drawing attention to themselves within the Patriot League.

When conference play started, Navy stumbled. After routing Loyola, the Mids lost two in a row, leaving some doubt as to how good they might...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 14): Walker's 43 lift Loyola men over Lafayette

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:52:00 PST

Andre Walker scored a career-high 43 points to help the Loyola Maryland men's basketball team beat visiting Lafayette, 83-77, on Sunday.

Walker, a senior, was 16-for-26 shooting with six 3-pointers to top his previous high of 35 set against Boston University last season. He was one point shy of...


Freshman forward leads Army to wire-to-wire victory over Navy

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:05:00 PST

And a child shall lead them.

That passage from the Old Testament seemed appropriate on a Sunday afternoon when a baby-faced freshman was the difference-maker in the Army-Navy men’s basketball game.

Rookie forward Alex King caught fire in the first half and sparked the Black Knights to a lead they...


Schmuck: Former Towson star, shooting victim John Davis going a long way to make a comeback

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:25:00 PST

Former Towson star John Davis reflects on the year he has spent preparing to resume his basketball career after he took a bullet in the knee in a random drive-by shooting.(image)

College basketball: No. 3 Virginia gets eighth consecutive win against North Carolina State

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:05:00 PST

Devon Hall scored a career-best 25 points and No. 3 Virginia pushed its winning streak to eight games with a 68-51 victory over North Carolina State on Sunday night.

Kyle Guy scored 17 points for the Cavaliers (16-1, 5-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Virginia has won 11 consecutive regular-season...


Indiana uses 2nd half surge to pull away from Northwestern

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:00:00 PST

Indiana has figured out how to win with style — Archie Miller's style.

The Hoosiers have embraced the tough, defensive-minded concept of their new coach and it paid off big-time Sunday.

On a day Robert Johnson scored 17 points and Josh Newkirk had 12, the Hoosiers used an 18-0 second-half run and...


West Virginia player appears to punch Texas Tech fan during court storming

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 09:45:00 PST

West Virginia's athletic department said Sunday it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration.

Video posted on social media by fans at the game in Lubbock, Texas, show forward Wesley Harris and other...


State basketball roundup: Robinson's layup in OT lifts Mount St. Mary's

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:20:00 PST

Junior Robinson sank the winning layup with 15 seconds left in the extra period and Mount St. Mary's edged host St. Francis (Pa.), 81-80, in overtime on Saturday.

The Mountaineers (10-9, 4-2 Northeast Conference) trailed 80-79 when Robinson made the layup. He was set up after Greg Alexander missed...


Lehigh men’s basketball team beats American, spoils Sam Iorio's Lehigh Valley homecoming

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 14:15:00 PST

Lehigh returned to Stabler Arena on Sunday after playing most of the past month on the road.

The Mountain Hawks used their home-court edge to spoil the homecoming of Parkland’s all-time scoring leader.

American University freshman forward and Parkland grad Sam Iorio spent the final 5 minutes, 2...


W&M fails to compete in 99-73 home loss to Towson

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:20:00 PST

Midway through the second half Saturday against Towson, William and Mary’s offense was searing as usual. The Tribe was shooting 52.9 percent from the field, 45 from beyond the 3-point arc and 83.3 from the free-throw line.

Yet W&M trailed.

By 17!

Defense, anyone?

The Tribe is college basketball’s...


Inconsistent N.C. State up next for U.Va., the last ACC team without a league loss

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:00:00 PST

While No. 3 Virginia has a firm grasp on what has helped it become the last remaining ACC team without a conference blemish – defense and efficiency on both ends of the floor – N.C. State coach Kevin Keatts is still trying to figure out his bunch.

Keatts brings a Wolfpack team to Charlottesville...


Notre Dame misses last-second shot, opportunity to knock off No. 20 UNC

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:20:00 PST

T.J. Gibbs fell to the Purcell Pavilion floor in disbelief.

Seconds earlier, the Notre Dame guard had a good look as he attempted a game-winning basket Saturday against No. 20 North Carolina.

But the last-second putback rimmed out and the Tar Heels held on for a 69-68 victory.

“I thought it was...


Moritz Wagner scores 27, Michigan beats No. 4 Michigan State 82-72

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 11:58:00 PST

Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points, lifting Michigan to an 82-72 victory over No. 4 Michigan State on Saturday.

The Wolverines (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) have won eight of nine games this season and two straight against their rivals.

The Spartans (16-3, 4-2) are struggling, losing two of three...


Struggling Army looks to gain revenge on Navy, which won all three meetings last season

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 16:00:00 PST

In a real rarity, Navy beat archrival Army three times in women’s basketball last season. The Midshipmen swept the regular season series then upset the Black Knights in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament.

That postseason contest, held at Sojka Pavilion on the campus of Bucknell University,...


Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner files suit, claims fraud, extortion

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 15:05:00 PST

Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says he and his family are victims of fraud and extortion, and he is seeking protection through a lawsuit filed in Arizona.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution first reported Saturday that Pastner filed a civil lawsuit against former Georgia Tech booster Ron Bell and...


Florida State withstands Tyus Battle's 37 points to edge Syracuse in double overtime

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:10:00 PST

Leonard Hamilton’s relatively young Florida State men’s basketball team has succumbed to its inexperience at times during ACC play this season.

But the Seminoles were able to overcome their latest spell of indecisive play with their most thrilling finish of the season on Saturday afternoon.



College basketball roundup: Aliyah Mazyck, Kristen Simon power USC women to 86-51 romp over Colorado

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 22:00:00 PST

Aliyah Mazyck poured in 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kristen Simon added a double-double to power Southern California to an 86-51 victory over Colorado on Friday night.

Mazyck knocked down 9 of 14 shots from the floor, including 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc to help the Trojans...


Dan Guerrero talks about Chip Kelly, Steve Alford, Pac-12 TV, his future and UCLA's

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:15:00 PST

Dan Guerrero has navigated a career’s worth of upheaval the last few months. The veteran UCLA athletic director has fired and hired a football coach, helped resolve an international shoplifting incident and dealt with the departure of a high-profile player and comments from his higher-profile father.


Christ Koumadje's return could help FSU hoops regain form in ACC play

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:50:00 PST

The Florida State men’s basketball team may be struggling at the start of Atlantic Coast Conference play this season.

But the Seminoles hope the return of a key starter could help them get back on track.

FSU’s 7-foot-4 center Christ Koumadje is playing his way back into head coach Leonard Hamilton’s...


No. 18 Miami men's basketball team set for key ACC matchups against Clemson, Duke

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:55:00 PST

After a disappointing performance in a loss at Georgia Tech last week, the Hurricanes men’s basketball team entered the week knowing up next was a stretch of tough games against three ranked opponents — Florida State, Clemson and Duke.

Against the rival Seminoles on Sunday, No. 18 Miami found itself...


Towson men's home winning streak ends with 76-73 loss to Hofstra on buzzer-beating 3-pointer

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 19:20:00 PST

Towson coach Pat Skerry: "This one hurts. It kind of feels like someone took your lunch money and just ran out the door."(image)

Kiernan scores 13 as Navy knocks off Holy Cross, 61-56, in overtime

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:45:00 PST

Navy’s offense went into the tank during the second half of Thursday night’s matchup with Holy Cross. The Midshipmen made just 5 of 22 field goals after intermission and that enabled the visitors to come back and tie the game.

Fortunately for the Mids, the offense came to life just in the nick...


Men's Basketball: Mount caps homestand with 3rd straight win, tops Sacred Heart

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:40:00 PST

There can be multiple turning points in a college basketball team’s season, and Mount St. Mary’s just wrapped one up Thursday night.

The Mount came home last week following back-to-back road games to start the Northeast Conference slate, only to even its record with two wins in three days leading...


Chamique Holdsclaw leads Women's Basketball Hall of Fame finalists

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 17:30:00 PST

Chamique Holdsclaw, Tina Thompson and Katie Smith headline the 10 finalists for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame announced Thursday.

The three former WNBA stars were eligible for the first time this year.

Joining them as finalists are longtime assistant coaches Chris Dailey of UConn and Mickie...


Amid bribery probe, USC will keep De'Anthony Melton out of lineup for rest of the season

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:15:00 PST

USC will sit De’Anthony Melton for the remainder of the season after the sophomore was linked to the college basketball bribery case.

The decision Thursday, first reported by The Times and later announced by USC, ends a three-month saga.

The school has held Melton out of all 18 games this season...


Nico Clareth (Calvert Hall), Siena basketball's leading scorer, leaves team and will transfer

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:35:00 PST

The junior guard left Albany on Friday to return home to Baltimore to deal with a family matter.(image)

Parkland grad Sam Iorio making instant impact for American University men’s basketball team

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:26:00 PST

When he was choosing where to play college basketball, Sam Iorio wanted a school that offered the possibility of immediate playing time.

American University has provided the freshman wing more opportunities than he imagined.

Iorio, a Parkland High School graduate, headed into a Thursday meeting...


Minnesota center Reggie Lynch denies sexual assault claims

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:10:00 PST

Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch "categorically denies" allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by two women, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Attorney Ryan Pacyga also said at a news conference that the 23-year-old senior center never had sexual contact with either woman.

The university's...


Texas rallies around guard Andrew Jones after leukemia diagnosis

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:14:00 PST

Texas guard Andrew Jones has leukemia, his family announced Wednesday.

"After undergoing a number of tests and evaluations over the past week, Andrew has been diagnosed with leukemia," Jones' family said in a statement released through the school. "He has begun treatments, and we hope everyone...


Wildcats take back top spot with big win

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 20:13:00 PST

PHILADELPHIA — Villanova began its second stint as the No. 1 team in men's college basketball Monday.

Losses by Michigan State and Duke moved the Wildcats back to the top spot, where Jay Wright's team sat for three weeks in December prior to losing at Butler.

Villanova looked like an elite team...


Josh Okogie scores 17 points, Georgia Tech beats Notre Dame 60-53

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 19:21:00 PST

Back at full strength, Georgia Tech is starting to find its groove.

Without two of its best players, Notre Dame is trying to hold on.

Josh Okogie scored 17 points and Georgia Tech snapped Notre Dame's five-game winning streak, beating the depleted Fighting Irish 60-53 Wednesday night in the Atlantic...


Digest (Jan. 9): Morgan State's Kendley, Carr earn MEAC men's basketball honors honors

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 19:45:00 PST

Morgan State's Tiwian Kendley has been selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, while Phillip Carr was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week. Kendley averaged 32 points, six rebounds, three assists and 1.7 steals as the Bears went 3-0 to open MEAC play....


After 17 losses (and two overtimes), Coppin State wins first game under Dixon

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 19:30:00 PST

The Eagles were in the midst of the nation's longest active losing streak.(image)

For UConn Coach Kevin Ollie, Social Media Remains Off Limits During Season

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

When a program goes through difficult times, as the UConn men’s basketball team has the last year and a half, social media is not a place to go for reassurance or encouragement.

We all know, it can get nasty out there. UConn coach Kevin Ollie, who has gotten a lot of criticism on social media this...


Recovered from gunshot wound, ex-Towson forward John Davis signs pro contract in Australia

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 15:20:00 PST

"I can't wait," Davis said. "It's a good feeling to be able to play again and get back on the court."(image)

State hoops roundup (Jan. 8): Kendley's 33 points, late basket lift Morgan State men

Tue, 9 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Tiwian Kendley made a go-ahead floater with 6.4 seconds remaining and the host Morgan State men's basketball team beat (7-9, 3-0 MEAC) Savannah State, 89-88 (4-13, 1-1).

Zach Sellers made a basket with 5:31 remaining to give Savannah State an 86-83 lead but the Tigers didn't make another field...


Big Ten basketball power rankings: Welcome to the conversation, Ohio State

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:16:00 PST

Like the national polls, my Big Ten power rankings are scrambled after Ohio state beat No. 1 Michigan State Sunday.

The good news for the Big Ten is that the Buckeyes join the short list of intriguing conference teams. The bad news is that several are fighting for contention as the worst of the...


Eight days after loss to College of Charleston, Towson men's basketball flips the script

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 15:55:00 PST

The 73-62 win for the Tigers comes a weekend after a 73-62 loss in South Carolina.(image)

College basketball: Ohio State stuns No. 1 Michigan State

Sun, 7 Jan 2018 16:10:00 PST

Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 32 points, and Ohio State stunned No. 1 Michigan State 80-64 on Sunday.

The overachieving Buckeyes put together an electrifying 12-0 run to finish the first half and kept their foot on the gas to give first-year coach Chris Holtmann a signature win.

Ohio State...


Pac-12 basketball: Colorado gets back-to-back upset wins, beats No. 14 Arizona

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 17:35:00 PST

McKinley Wright IV didn’t even realize it was his coach’s birthday Saturday. Still, he gave him the perfect gift — another big win.

Wright scored 16 points to lead five Colorado players in double figures, and the Buffaloes held off No. 14 Arizona 80-77 to end the Wildcats’ nine-game winning streak.


College roundup: Navy men's basketball falls to Colgate, 70-62

Mon, 8 Jan 2018 11:55:00 PST

NAVY MEN’S BASKETBALL: Sean O'Brien had 18 points and six assists, Will Rayman added 17 points and Colgate beat Navy 70-62 on Monday night.

Shawn Anderson pulled Navy within 51-47 on a 3-point play with 7:51 remaining in the second half but the Midshipmen didn't score again until Anderson's 3-pointer...


N.C. State shocks No. 2 Duke 96-85 for 1st ACC win under new coach

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 21:10:00 PST

North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts saw his team respond to a pair of double-digit Atlantic Coast Conference losses with a fearless style and aggressive play. And for the second time this season, it was good enough for the Wolfpack to take down the nation's No. 2-ranked team — this time instate...


Men's Basketball: Mount dials long distance to net win

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 18:00:00 PST

Junior Robinson was patient.

Mount St. Mary’s leading scorer, with a 21.6 points per game average, was held to four points in the first half by visiting Central Connecticut.

But when the Mountaineers picked up their play in the second half, so did the 5-foot-5 senior guard.

Robinson scored 23 in...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 6): Kendley, Carr carry Morgan State past Florida A&M

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 19:25:00 PST

Tiwian Kendley and Phillip Carr combined to score 67 of Morgan State's 87 points as the host Bears beat Florida A&M, 87-68 in a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game Saturday.

The victory is Morgan State's 35th in the 59-game history of the series.

Carr hit a free throw, a layup, a 3-pointer and...


Men's Basketball: McDaniel can't keep pace with F&M

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:40:00 PST

Franklin & Marshall put together a 27-6 run to build a 14-point lead late in the first half en route to a 70-50 Centennial Conference men's basketball victory over McDaniel on Saturday in Lancaster, Pa.

Andy Kwiatkowski led the Green Terror (2-9, 0-5 Centennial) with 13 points, matching his season...


Women's Basketball: Zajac, McDaniel blast Bryn Mawr

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:45:00 PST

McDaniel outscored Bryn Mawr 22-9 in the second quarter, building a 17-point halftime lead en route to a 64-29 Centennial Conference women's basketball victory Saturday in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

Hannah Zajac led the Green Terror (5-6, 3-3 Centennial), establishing a career best with 14 points to go with...


Providence upsets No. 5 Xavier 81-72

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 12:41:00 PST

Another layup bounced off the rim, Providence forward Rodney Bullock grabbed the defensive rebound with about 20 seconds left and Xavier coach Chris Mack stood in front of his bench with both hands in the air.

It was time to surrender.

The best start in Musketeers history was over, along with the...


U.Va. beats UNC at its own game and capitalizes on mistakes in 61-49 victory

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 15:00:00 PST

If the script for Virginia’s meeting Saturday against North Carolina had been released prior to tipoff, most college basketball observers would’ve accepted it as fiction along the lines of that produced by part-time Charlottesville resident John Grisham.

U.Va. turned the improbable into reality...


Illinois falls to 0-4 in Big Ten after 79-69 loss to Michigan

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 11:25:00 PST

Isaiah Livers helped Michigan through a first-half struggle, and Moe Wagner scored 11 of his 14 points in the second to lift the Wolverines to a 79-69 victory over Illinois on Saturday.

Michigan (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) won its seventh straight game, but only after a difficult first half in which the...


UConn Men Fight Off East Carolina For First AAC Win, 70-65

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:20:00 PST

The Huskies had to be satisfied with just a win Saturday. Nothing entertaining, nothing aesthetic, nothing convincing.

They turned the ball over 16 times, missed 16 of 18 shots from 3-point range and made the final 48 seconds far more complicated than necessary, but they got out of the XL Center...


Marin Maric's 25 points help DePaul upend St. John's 91-74 for first Big East win

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 13:44:00 PST

Marin Maric scored 25 points with 11 rebounds to help DePaul pick up its first Big East Conference win, upending St. John's 91-74 on Saturday.

Max Strus added 22 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Demons (8-8, 1-3) who had a 46-30 rebounding edge over the Red Storm (10-6, 0-4). Tre'Darius McCallum...


After tough road losses, Hurricanes men, women look to regain footing at home

Sat, 6 Jan 2018 10:45:00 PST

Ahead of his team’s six-game, month-long road trip, Miami men’s basketball coach Jim Larrañaga stressed the extended time away from home would be a necessary test for his young players, a chance for the Hurricanes to learn a little bit more about themselves.

After going 4-2 on a trip that took...


Towson ends four-game skid with convincing win over UNC Wilmington

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 19:10:00 PST

Of all the comfort the Towson men’s basketball team could take from a four-game road losing streak that had robbed it of Top 25 votes, knocked it to the bottom of the Colonial Athletic Association standings and even undermined some of its identity entering Friday night, the most helpful consolation...


Dulin, Wieck lead way as Navy basketball completes 2-0 week at home

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 18:30:00 PST

Head coach Ed DeChellis pointed out this week that Navy men’s basketball plays the bulk of its home games during the first half of the Patriot League schedule. The Midshipmen are within the friendly confines of Alumni Hall for six of the initial nine conference contests.

It’s a different story...


Surging U.Va. looks forward to matchup against running, reeling UNC

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 15:15:00 PST

Virginia guard Ty Jerome doesn’t have much time during basketball season to watch games on TV, but he did manage to get a thumbnail sketch of what North Carolina is all about by seeing the Tar Heels play against Michigan State and Arkansas.

He wasn’t surprised by what he witnessed. UNC is the same...


Minnesota's Reggie Lynch suspended from playing amid assault probe

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:40:00 PST

The University of Minnesota's athletic director suspended basketball standout Reggie Lynch from team competition on Friday due to an alleged violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy after a second woman accused him of assault.

The most recent accusation came last fall from a woman who...


LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball Lithuanian jerseys sell out in less than a day

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 13:35:00 PST

The Big Baller Brand has officially arrived in Lithuania, and fans are already showing their excitement before Ball brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo take the court for the professional Lithuanian club Vytautas Prienai.

The excitement is so high that the team decided to make some profit off of it.



Digest (Jan. 4): Navy's Anderson, Loyola's Betz-White nominated for NCAA's CLASS Award

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 19:36:00 PST

Navy guard Shawn Anderson and Loyola Maryland guard Bri Betz-White have been selected as NCAA basketball candidates for the 2017-18 Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in community, classroom, character...


Freshman Davis playing like he belongs with Navy basketball team

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 16:00:00 PST

Shawn Anderson performed a reverse pivot and drove to the basket left-handed. Navy’s standout senior swingman, who had just scored seven points in the span of three possessions, was quickly swarmed by multiple defenders.

Anderson spotted freshman guard Cam Davis open in the corner and instinctively...


College men's basketball coach arrested for allegedly punching official

Fri, 5 Jan 2018 14:20:00 PST

Authorities say a college men's basketball coach in Wisconsin has been arrested for allegedly punching an official after a game.

The State Journal reports that UW-Rock County coach Jamal Mosley is accused of punching Madison official Pat Henderson after Rock County's 80-76 loss at UW-Waukesha on...


College Basketball: Mountaineers get needed NEC win, beat Bryant

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 18:00:00 PST

Mount St. Mary’s start to Northeast Conference play this year wasn’t a showing fit for the reigning champions.

A pair of road games ended in losses, and the Mountaineers were tied for last place in the standings heading into Thursday night’s game against Bryant.

The Mount’s opponent shared that...


Grambling's Shakyla Hill gets the fourth-ever quadruple-double in women's Division I basketball

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 08:05:00 PST

Shakyla Hill's assist with the closing seconds of Grambling State's win over Alabama State gave the junior guard the fourth quadruple-double in NCAA women's basketball history on Wednesday night.

Hill found Monisha Neal for a 3-pointer that wrapped up the Tigers' 93-71 win over the Hornets and...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 3): Lyles' 27 points send UMBC past New Hampshire

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 20:28:00 PST

Jairus Lyles scored 27 points and host UMBC used a late rally to get past New Hampshire, 71-67, in the America East Conference opener for both teams Wednesday night.

The victory was the eighth straight on the Retrievers' home floor and their ninth win in their last 12 games. But it was just their...


C.J. Walker helps No. 24 FSU outlast Joel Berry II, No. 11 North Carolina at home

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 15:15:00 PST

Florida State’s youthful men’s basketball team surely has a knack of faltering at inopportune times.

But the Seminoles core has the poise and is continuing to foster experience needed to not wilt away when games are on the line.

No. 24 FSU (12-2, 1-1 ACC) overcame four missed free throws and untimely...


U.Va. never trails in 78-52 road rout of Hokies

Thu, 4 Jan 2018 14:25:00 PST

All the drama from No. 8 Virginia’s previous four trips to Blacksburg was absent from Wednesday night’s meeting against Virginia Tech, as the Cavaliers pounded the Hokies 78-52 – a monumental margin, considering the last time U.Va. defeated Tech by a larger spread was 63 years ago.

U.Va. (13-1,...


Mike Brey set the record for career wins for a Notre Dame men’s basketball coach

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 21:20:00 PST

Mike Brey stood near halfcourt at Purcell Pavilion.

Former Notre Dame coach Digger Phelps walked up to Brey, gave him a hug and then presented him with a game ball.

Moments later, Notre Dame unveiled a banner. It read “Coach Mike Brey Men’s Basketball All-Time Wins Leader.”

Brey set the record...


Pitt coach allegedly told Louisville fan that at least his team didn't pay players $100,000

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 07:25:00 PST

David Padgett thought his Louisville team would come out with more intensity Tuesday night, and the Cardinals proved their interim coach right.

Quentin Snider scored 19 points to lead Louisville to a 77-51 victory over Pittsburgh.

In the Cardinals' Atlantic Coast Conference opener, they used a...


State basketball roundup (Jan. 2): Towson men lose fourth straight, 75-72

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 20:47:00 PST

Steven Santa Ana hit four 3-pointers and finished with 17 points and Dmitri Thompson scored four of his 15 points in the final 27 seconds to help the the host Elon men's basketball team beat Towson on Tuesday night, 75-72.

Tyler Seibring had 16 points on 7-for-12 shooting, and Dainan Swoope added...


Anderson takes over at crunch time, leads Navy to first Patriot League win

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 16:45:00 PST

Shawn Anderson was having a miserable outing through 32-plus minutes. Navy’s standout swingman was scoreless on 0-for-9 field goal shooting with just under eight minutes remaining in the game.

However, Anderson was undeterred by those struggles and did what a senior captain should when the outcome...


Notre Dame forward Bonzie Colson out 8 weeks with foot fracture

Tue, 2 Jan 2018 14:55:00 PST

Notre Dame All-America forward Bonzie Colson is expected to miss eight weeks after suffering a left foot fracture, the school announced Tuesday.

The injury occurred during practice this week, according to the school. He is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday.

“We are feeling it for Bonzie right...


The Big Ten a mid-major? Not quite, but basketball teams trending in wrong direction

Mon, 1 Jan 2018 08:18:00 PST

The Big Ten men's basketball tournament is a week earlier than usual this season, which means the NCAA selection committee will have an extra week to digest the league's teams as it considers the 68-team field. That added week could be a mind-numbing process when one considers the muddled and mediocre...