surprisingly, it was Wiggins' first and only field goal of the first half. He dominated the second half, however, finishing with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals and no turnovers in Kansas's 17 point win over Baylorno comments
surprisingly, it was Wiggins' first and only field goal of the first half. He dominated the second half, however, finishing with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 blocks, 3 steals and no turnovers in Kansas's 17 point win over Baylorno comments
Hello, welcome to Tuesday. Here is the rundown of today's action.
(8) Kansas at Baylor - ESPN2
The Jayhawks return a game to Baylor looking for the season sweep. Kansas won 78-68 on January 20. Perry Ellis had 18, Andrew Wigginis had 17 and Joel Embiid 12. Brady Heslip had 19 for Baylor, while Isaiah Austin and Cory Jefferson both had 16. Kansas shot 57.5% in the first meeting. Baylor shot 39%, but made up for it with 13 three pointers. The difference was Kansas went 26 of 29 at the free throw line and Baylor went 9 of 20. Baylor is looking to follow the Oklahoma State win with a winning streak while Kansas tries righting the ship after being destroyed by Texas.
Ohio State at (17) Iowa - ESPN
These two teams have gone lose, win, lose, win in their last 4 games. A streak has to end. If that's not reason enough to tune in, Iowa is going for the series sweep after winning 84-74 in Columbus. Roy Devyn Marble went off for 22, Aarron White 19 and 6 for the Hawkeyes. Three others had at least 10. Iowa shot 47.5% and 21 of 26 at the line. Ohio State had 22 from LaQuinton Ross. Ohio State also had 17 turnovers in that game. This seems like a chance for a national statement for Iowa and a bit of a house money game for Ohio State. We saw how that worked out in the Iowa St-Oklahoma St game last night.
Ole Miss at (18) Kentucky - ESPNU
The Marshall Henderson, 20.2 points, show runs into Rupp Arena tonight in a battle of the only two 6-2 SEC squads. Ole Miss has won 5 of 6 around a blwout at Tennessee. Kentucky has won 4 of 5, the lone loss being at LSU last Tuesday. Jarvis Summers averagies17.8 and 4.8 assists for the Rebs. Kentucky has James Young 16.8, Aaron Harrison 13.1, Julius Randle 13 doing most of the scoring. Randle's 9.4 rebounds are pretty impressive.
Rutgers at (24) Memphis - CBS Sports Network
The schools are coming off surprising weekend margins where Rutgers beat the hell out of Houston and Memphis was run off the court by SMU. Rutgers has done pretty much what you would think in conference play. They beat the bad teams, Temple, UCF and Houston, at home, while losing to everyone else. Rutgers has 6 conference losses, 4 of them by double figures. Yeah, this entire paragraph was about how bad Rutgers is and nothing about Memphis. I figure there will be plenty to say about Memphis later tonight.
(15) Texas at TCU - ESPN 3 / Regional
Texas is coming off one of the more impressive wins of the season. They get what could be a tricky road game to TCU. The Horned Frogs are awful, 0-8, in the league. Texas is a game behind Kansas and who knows, they could be in a first place tie tonight. That is if Cameron Ridley, 11 points, 9 boards, 2.6 blocks, and friends don't assume a win and not pay attention to the game like I won't.
Missouri at (3) Florida - ESPN
The Tigers head east for a tough matchup with the Gators. Both teams are near the top of the SEC in offensive efficiency. The difference is that the Gators have by far, BY FAR, been the best defensive team in the league while Missouri is the third worst. The Gators give up 0.87 points per possession, Missouri 1.06. Only South Carolina and Alabama are worse. The Gators have a 3 pronged offensive attack led by Casey Prather's 13.8 points, Michael Frazier II's 13.6 points and Scottie Wilbekin's 12.1 points. Dorian Finney-Smith and Patric Young both average 10. Mizzou is not as a balanced. Jabari Brown averages 23.6, Jordan Clarkson 18.2 and Earnest Ross 14.5. No one else averages more than 6.
Wake Forest at (11) Duke - ESPNU
I was searching for some similarites between Wake Forest and Duke. There aren't many outside the fact they are both coming off losses. Wake has dropped 2 in a row to fall under .500 in the ACC. Duke has played some great basketball, even in the loss, ever since they beat Virginia.
OTHER TV GAMES
St John's at Providence - Fox Sports 1
The Friars look to keep their eyes on the NCAA tournament as they host St John's. These teams played a double OT game on January 16 won by PC. Bryce Cotton posted 21-9-8 assists. Tyler Harris had 18 and Kadeem Batts and LaDontae Henton both had 17. Jakarr Sampson had 16 and 8 for the Red Storm, Phil Greene 15 and D'Angelo Harrison 14. This is pretty much a can't lose for the Friars.
Wisconsin at Illinois - Big 10 Network
Right before Wisconsin went into their slide where they've lost 5 of 6, they beat the hell out of Illinois. Pretty much every has beat Illinois. After starting league play 2-0, Illinois has lost 7 in a row. The first of those 7? To Wisconsin. The Badgers shot 56% and had a 20-0 run. Ben Brust had 18-6, Sam Dekker 17-6, Frank Kaminsky 15-6 and Traevon Jackson had 15 and ..... 4 assists. What a letdown, Traevon. Joseph Bertarand had 18 and 9 on 7 of 10 shooting for Illinois as the lone highlight. Rayvonte Rice's 19 on 7 of 21 was a distant second.
Butler at Marquette - Fox Sports 1
Butler is going for the sweep of the Golden Eagles. The Bulldogs won the first meeting with a 20 point overtime. Khyle Marshall and Kellen Dunham had 18, Kameron Woods 16 and 14. Davante Gardner had a 17-10 double double in the loss. I bet he would like one in a win.
Holy Cross at Colgate - CBS Sports Network
I don't know why this game is on TV either.no comments
The Chris Walker saga is finally coming to an end. When he announced in July that he would attend Florida, rumors already abounded that he would perhaps not be eligible right away due to some academic concerns. True enough, Walker did not qualify academically and had to sit out the first semester. Finally, he was cleared last week and now is set to make his debut for the Gators when they take on Missouri tonight.
So what does Florida have in this talented Freshman?no comments
Naz Long image via
A wild game in Stillwater highlighted tonight's action. Let's get to it.
(1) Syracuse 61 (22-0, 9-0) Notre Dame 55 (12-11, 3-7)
The Irish kept close with the Orange nearly the entire second half after only scoring 18 in the first. The slower pace and ND zone seemed to really throw the Orange off. Everyone except Trevor Cooney. Cooney went for a career high 33 on 11 of 15 shooting. He was 9 of 12 from 3. No other Syracuse player made more than 3 field goals or scored in double digits.
(6) Villanova 81 (20-2, 8-1) Xavier 58 (15-7, 5-4)
This was a 4 point game in Nova's favor with 16:17 left at 36-32. With 12 minutes to go, it was 51-36. James Bell scored 8 in a row, Darrun Hilliard (17) hit a 3, Bell and Dylan Ennis ended the runs with dunks. Bell scored 27 on 10 of 14 shooting, 6 of 12 from 3. The Wildcats connected on 11 of 28 from long range. Semaj Christon had 17 for Xavier on 6 of 15 shooting.
(16) Iowa State 98 (17-4, 5-4) (19) Oklahoma State 97 - 3 OT
The Cowboys trailed 57-50 with 11 minutes left. A 17-5 over the next 5 minutes, most with Melvin Ejim out of the game, sparked the crowd. The rest of regulation was nip tuck. With a minute left, Markel Brown made a pair of free throws to put OSU up 1. Ejim drew a foul on ISU's next trip, making 1 to tie the game. Dustin Hogue blocked a Le'Bryan Nash layup. DeAndre Kane missed a 3 for the win.
In OT, Ejim scored 5 straight to give the Cyclones the lead. After a Monte Morris free throw, ISU led by 4 with 1:30 left. Phil Forte hit a 3 for OSU. Brian Williams drew a foul with 28 seconds left, making the first and missing the second. Monte Morris had a game winning shot blocked by Markel Brown.
In the second OT, three ISU free throws put the Cyclones up, well by 3. Le'Bryan Nash scored 5 in a row for the Cowboys, exploiting whoever attempted to guard him. ISU had a last possession with 15 seconds left. Matt Thomas missed a 3 but DeAndre Kane got the rebound. Kane thought about a 3, but passed to Nas Long, who drilled his first bucket to send us to the third OT.
The teams traded baskets until a minute and a half was remaining. Nash scored a layup. After ISU missed a 3, Naz Long blocked a Brown jumper then on the other end he found Monte Morris in the corner for a 3. Long hit a pair of free throws after a Nash turnover. OSU went for the quick two with a Brown dunk. Brian Williams stole the inbound from Long. Marcus Smart missed a jumper sort, which resulted in a tie up in the Cowboys favor. Nash took a fade away jumper off the inbound and that was the game.
DeAndre Kane had 26, 9 rebounds and 9 assists for ISU. Melvin Ejim had 22 and 12. Dustin Hogue had 10 and 14 and Georges Niang had 17. Long had 5 and 2 assists. For OSU, Le'Bryan Nash had 26 points, 9 boards, 4 assists and 2 steals. Marcus Smart had 20 on 6 of 14 shooting, 7 of 9 at the line, with 9 boards and 2 assists. Markel Brown had 19 and 10.
Georgetown 71 (13-9, 4-6) DePaul 59 (10-13, 2-8)
The Hoyas only shot 36% but they went 30 for 41 at the free throw line. Markel Starks had 26 on 6 of 18, 11 of 14 at the stripe. D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera went 11 for 11 at the line and 3 of 11 from the field for his 17 points. Brandon Young had 15 and 7 for DePaul.no comments
Before we get to the Rundown of tonight's action, here's a quick recap of what happened yesterday since that got lost in the either.
Cincinnati was the only ranked team to win yesterday, albeit ugly. Pittsburgh lost at home to Virginia on a Malcolm Brogdon 3 with 0.4 remaining. Indiana knocked off Michigan behind 27 points, on 7 of 8 from 3, by Yogi Ferrell. UCLA wasn't ranked, but they went to Oregon State and lost to the Beavers. Also, Penn State beat Purdue.
Notre Dame at (1) Syracuse - ESPN
The Orange are one of two undefeated teams after this weekend. They play host to former Big East rival Notre Dame, who has really struggled this year. the Irish are 12-10, 3-6 in the league. It will be worth watching to see if Syracuse has any kind of let down after the giant game and atmosphere of Saturday. Eric Atkins has been great for ND. He made a game winner this weekend. Syracuse has Tyler Ennis and CJ Fair (pictured) leading the way.
Xavier at (6) Villanova - Fox Sports 1
This is a pretty big game for the Musketeers after they fell at home to Seton Hall. Villanova is wrapping up a very tough 5 game stand with the start of a two game home stand. Nova has won 3 in a row following the Creighton 3 point barrage. The spread is pretty high but I expect a very competitive game. It wouldn't kill Xavier to lose but they need a good showing. Nova is trying to keep pace with Creighton at the top of the standings.
(16) Iowa State at (19) Oklahoma State - ESPN
Oklahoma State -7
The Cowboys have dropped back to back games, 3 of 4 overall, to find themselves at 4-4 in the Big 12. The Cyclones have gone win, loss, win, loss the last four games after going 2-2 to start league play. Iowa State is coming off a win against Oklahoma. I think this is a bigger game for the Cowboys. They hit the road for 3 of 4, with the home game being the Bedlam rematch, after this. Not to say Oklahoma State is in trouble of missing the tournament, they are in some seed trouble. Iowa State has a schedule that has 6 game winning streak written on it after this. It's a house money game for them. Most of the Big 12 Monday games have been a lot of fun. Let's hope this is no exception.
Hampton at Morgan State - ESPNU
Morgan St -5
The Pirates sit at 6-2 in the MEAC, the Bears 5-2. Hampton is led by Du'Vaughn Maxwell and his 14.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3 blocks per game. Morgan State has Justin Black averaging 17.4 points, 6 boards, 4 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Georgetown at DePaul - Fox Sports 1
The Hoyas look to follow their big win over Michigan State with a win over DePaul. DePaul could actually tie Georgetown at 3-7 in the standings with a win.
Prairie View A&M at Alabama A&M
Alabama A&M - 6
Alabama A&M is 4-4 in the SWAC behind 13 points and 3.7 assists from Jeremy Crutcher. The Panthers are led by gunner Montrael Scott's 16.8 points per game.
South Alabama at Georgia State
The Georgia State Panthers are 15-6, 8-0 atop the Sun Belt. Their scoring machine is led by 24 a game from RJ Hunter. Hunter's shooting splits are 49%, 44%, 89%. Hunter also averages 3 steals a game. RJ scored 30 in State's 73-63 win at USA.
Northeastern at Delaware
The Blue Hens are 8-0 in the CAA behind 22 from Devon Saddler, 18.5 from Davon Usher and 17.8 from Jarvis Threatt.
NC-Wilmington at Drexel
NJIT at UMass-Lowell
Samford at Furman
South Carolina State at Bethune-Cookman
Delaware State at Coppin State
Savannah State at Florida A&M
North Carolina A&T at Howard
NC Central at Maryland-Eastern Shore
NC Central leads the MEAC at 6-1, UMES is 1-5. Seems like a mismatch.
Texas Southern at Alabama State
Jackson State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Grambling State at Mississippi Valley State
Montana at Montana State
Two conference leaders are in action on this Super Bowl Sunday. Let's get to the Rundown.
South Florida at (13) Cincinnati - CBS Sports Network
Read a comprehensive preview at Bearcats Blog.
Virginia at (18) Pittsburgh
The Panthers look to bounce back after a home floor loss to Duke. The Cavs are looking to keep their 4 game winning streak rolling. The Cavs are 3-1 on the road in ACC play with the only loss being to Duke. Virginia has had the best defense in the league in terms of points per possession at 0.87. Pitt is 4th at 1.01. But, they are also two of the best shooting teams in the league. Both have highly efficient great scorers in Malcolm Brogdon at 15.1 and Pitt's Lamar Patterson at 19.1.
(10) Michigan at Indiana - CBS
The Wolverines look to keep their undefeated Big 10 season going against and IU team desperate for a big time win. The Hoosiers are 3-5 in the league. If they have any hopes of climbing to the middle and not 10th place, they need to do what no one else has done. The best offense in the league at 1.18 points per possession makes it a tough task for the young Hoosiers. Nik Stauskas and Glenn Robinson III have been tremendous in Big 10 action.
Purdue at Penn State - Big 10 Network
Penn State - 3.5
These would be the teams Indiana is trying to avoid at the bottom of the standings.
Oakland at Milwaukee
Bryant at Sacred Heart
Mercer at USC Upstate - ESPN3
Mercer leads the Atlantic Sun at 9-1 behind the balanced attack paced by Langston Hall's 13 points and Bud Thomas' 12.3. Mercer's top 3 point shooters by percentage are hitting 57.1%, 53.1%, 47% and 46%.
Buffalo at Bowling Green
Buffalo - 2
Buffalo can join Ohio and Akron at 6-2 in the MAC East with a win.
Kennesaw State at East Tennessee State
William & Mary at James Madison
UCLA at Oregon State - ESPNU
UCLA - 5
The Bruins are currently all by their lonesome at 6-2 in the league. Finishing the Oregon sweep against the 4-4 Beavers would be big. It's something UCLA should do behind the two headed attack of Kyle Anderson and Jordan Adams. Anderson is averaging 15.7 points, 8.6 rebounds, 7 assists and 1.6 steals in Pac 12 play. Adams 15.4, 6.2 boards, 2.5 steals and 1 assist. Oregon State has Roberto Nelson and his 23.6 points on 50% three point shooting to counter. These are the best point per possession offenses in the league. Unfortunately for Oregon State, they have one of the worst defenses and UCLA has the second best.no comments
With all apologizes to Justin Cobbs, the finish of the night:
California 60 (15-7, 6-3) (1) Arizona 58 (21-1, 8-1)
From Marc Spears:
Justin Cobbs hit a step back jumper with 0.9 to go to pull of the upset. Arizona is knocked from the ranks of the undefeated and from the top spot in the polls. On a day where top 10 teams fell like flies, the Wildcats highlight the list. Arizona was held by Cal to just 32% shooting, 2 of 11 from 3. The Bears were led by the 19 of Cobbs, who also had 7 assists. David Kravish had 14 and 11 rebounds. Kaleb Tarczewski had a team high 18 for the Wildcats. TJ McConnell had 13 but 0 assists for the first time this year. Nick Johnson had 4 points on 1 of 14 shooting.
After the game came news that Brandon Ashley could miss the season with a potentially broken foot. That would be a huge double loss for the Wildcats.
(2) Syracuse 91 (21-0, 8-0) (17) Duke 89 (17-5, 6-3) OT
In the game of the day, the game of the week and the front runner for game of the year, Syracuse outlasted Duke in overtime. The teams changed big shots for big shots. In regulation, Rasheed Sulaimon hit 3s with 48 seconds and as time expired to send the game into OT. Duke would hit 3s, Syracuse would get dunks in the OT. With the score 88-87 Cuse with 15 seconds left, Rodney Hood drove the lane and had his dunk blocked by Rakeem Christmas. Tyler Ennis hit a pair of free throws to put the Orange up 3. The fouled, unlike they could in regulation. CJ Fair hit a free throw the next trip to put Cuse up 2. Quinn Cook missed a shot at the buzzer.
Duke hit 15 three pointers in 36 attempts. Syracuse hit 57.% from the floor, taking only 4 three pointers. The Orange went 26 of 32 at the line. CJ Fair had a career high 28 on 12 of 20 shooting. Jerami Grant had 24 and 12. Tyler Ennis (9 assists(and Trevor Cooney both had 14. Rasheed Suliamon led Duke with 16 on 4 of 7 from 3, Andre Dawkins had 14 on 4 of 9 from 3. Rodney Hood and Amile Jefferson, who had 6 offensive rebounds, also had 15. Parker had 15 and 9.
The game was not without controversey. Some questionable offciating saw Jabari Parker get called for what appeared to be a bogus charge. On the Hood dunk attempt, it looked like Christmas may have gotten him on the arm. It put a slight taint on what was a dynamite contest.
(3) Florida 69 (19-2, 8-0) Texas A&M 36 (12-9, 3-5)
The Gators held the Aggies to 14 of 54 shooting, 4 of 20 from deep, 4 of 9 at the foul line. The Gators didn't hold them to 4 of 9 at the line, but that sums up the A&M shooting. The Gators got 21 from Michael Frazier, which could have been enough on his ow. Patric Young had 14 rebounds. Florida was only 5 of 25 from 3 and 18 of 29, 62%, at the line.
(4) Wichita State 81 (23-0, 10-0) Evansville (10-13, 3-7)
Things started well for the Purple Aces when they led by 13 halfway through the first half. Wichita's defense got tighter and baskets started falling, the 13 point deficit saw us go to the locker room with the Shockers up 6. Evansville couldn't hang after the first TV timeout, which led to a double digit margin for the remaineder. A very balanced effort between 14 from Ron Baker and Fred Van Vleet (7 boards, 5 assists), 13 and 8 from Cleanthony Early and 12 from Tekele Cotton paced the Shockers. DJ Balentine had 26 for Evansville.
(5) San Diego State 65 (19-1, 8-0) Colorado State 56 (12-10, 3-6)
The Aztecs built up a 19 point first half lead that eroaded to 7 with 4 minutes left. Winston Shepard (17) tipped in his own miss and Aqeel Quinn (8) hit a jumper to make things more comfortable. Xavier Thames had 24, 12 of 12 at the line, with 7 boards. JJ O'Brien had 10 boards. Jon Octeus had 24 for Colorado State. He made 7 field goals in 15 tries and hit 9 of 11 free throws. The rest of the Rams went 14 of 43 and 3 of 6.
(25) Texas 81 (6) Kansas 69
The Jayhawkws were simply overwhelmed and overmatched by the Longhorns this afternoon. Texas ran up a 15 point halftime lead and held Kansas to 38.5% shooting. Texas attempted 45 free throws, making 30. The duo of Isaiah Taylor, 23 points, and Jonathan Holmes, 22 points, were too much for KU to handle. Andrew Wiggins went 2-12 for 7 points, Joel Embiid had 8 points on 3-9. Wayne Seldon led the way with 21 on 8 of 16 shooting.
Georgetown 64 (12-9) (7) Michigan State 60 (19-3)
One of the more surprising results of the day saw the Hoyas take down Michigan State in Madison Square Garden. The Hoyas hit 45% from the field, which saw them answer every Spartan rally. Michigan State was 9 of 29 from 3, seemingly settling for the long shots at times. The biggest bucket came on a Jabril Trawick (8) put back with 1:14 left. Gary Harris (20) turned the ball over and the Hoyas iced it at the line.
Baylor 76 (14-7, 2-6) (8) Oklahoma State 70 (16-5, 4-4)
Baylor had a 7 point lead erased by a 14-6 run, capped by a pair of Marcus Smart (15 on 3 of 14, 9 of 11 FTs). But Gary Franklin scored 8 of his 11 points on 3 of the next 4 possessions to leave the Bears with a 5 point lead. Smart turned tehe ball over into a Royce O'Neale dunk and that was that. Brady Heslip had 20 for the Bears thanks to 6 three pointers. Markel Brown had 24 on 9 of 12 shooting and 6 threes for his own for Oklahoma State. A horrible week for Oklahoma State, who has lost 3 of 4 and has Iowa State on Monday.
(9) Villanova 90 (19-2) Temple 74 (6-14)
The Wildcats smashed their city rivals thanks to 53% shooting and 12 three pointers. Five Wildcats finished in double figures led by 19 from James Bell, who hit 5 from deep.
(11) Kentucky 84 (16-5, 8-2) Missouri 79 (16-5, 4-4)
The Wildcats led from the 18:20 mark of the first half on, but got a tough test from a game Missouri team. With a 3 point lead and 20 seconds left, Aaron Harrison scored two of his team high 21 on a layup that pretty much ended things. He added a pair of free throws the next trip. He went 6 of 10, 8-8 at the line. James Young had 20 for Kentucky. UK shot 53.6%, Mizzou 53%. The Tigers got huge efforts from Jabari Brown's 33 on 10-17, 10-12 free throws, and 28 from Jordan Clarkson on 11 of 17, 4 of 5 from the line.
(12) Louisville 87 (18-4, 7-2) UCF 70 (9-10, 1-7)
Louisville raced out 20-6 but had UCF cut the lead to 5 before a late Louisville spurt put them ahead by 10 going into the half. The lead stayed in about that range until the final segment, when Chris Jones hit a 3 got 4 layups and a pair of free throws. The Cards shot 51.6% and held UCF to 38% while forcing 16 Knight turnovers. Russ Smith went off for 27 on 9 of 14, 7 of 10 at the line, with 5 boards. Luke Hancock had 16 and 5 assists. Central Florida had 20 from Tristan Spurlock.
(24) Ohio State 59 (17-5, 4-5) (14) Wisconsin 58 (17-5, 4-5)
Aaron Craft scored all 7 of his points in a row to give Ohio State a 57-56 lead with a minute and a half left. After Nigel Hayes (17-5) tied it with a free throw, Amir Williams hit 1 of 2. Frank Kaminsky missed a pretty good look from 3, after which Williams again hit 1 of 2 at the line. Traevon Jackson drew a silly foul on Shannon Scott, but only made 1 of 2. Lenzelle Smith blew a wide open layup, got the rebound but fell down for a travel. Wisconsin couldn't get a good look and thus the game ended disappointingly for them. The Badgers were just 19 of 29 at the foul line.
(15) Iowa 81 (17-5, 6-3) Illinois 74 (13-9, 2-7)
With 7 minutes to go in the first half, Iowa was up 34-14. Illinois closed the half ona 22-6 run to send us into intermission at 40-36. The Illini tied the game at 49 with 15 minutes left and took the lead with 13 to go, getting the margin to 5 with 9 minutes left. The Hawkeyes went on a run to take the lead. Up 1, Roy Devyn Marble connected on an 'and 1' and made a pair of free throws the next trip to put it away. Marble had a team high 17. Gabriel Olaseni had 15 and 12 for Iowa. Illinois got 20 from Joseph Bertrand and a near double double from Rayvonte Rice, 13-9.
(16) Iowa State 81 (16-4, 4-4) (23) Oklahoma 75 (17-5, 6-3)
This was a very competitive game with Iowa State not having more than a 7 point margin most of the second half. OU cut the lead to 1 with under 3 minutes left. Georges Niang assisted on a layup then hit a big 3 with a minute to go to put it pretty much out of reach. Niang had 27. Melvin Ejim finished with 22 and 16. Buddy Hield went off for a game high 30 on 10 of 18, 5 of 8 from 3, for the Sooners.
(19) St. Louis 87 (20-2, 7-0) George Mason 81 (7-14, 0-7)
The Billikens got all they could handle from Mason. Down 3 with 45 seconds left, Rob Loe (23, 5 rebounds) nailed a triple. GM missed two shots to win in regulation and those would be costly. Loe scored the first 5 for St Louis in overtime, hit a 3 and hit more free throws to make the margin wider. Loe had 10 in the period. Byron Allen had 30 for the Patriots on 12 of 17 shooting.
St Joseph's 73 (15-6, 5-2) (21) UMass 68 (17-4, 4-3)
Like Iowa earlier, St Joe's built up a massive first half lead, up to 16 by intermission. UMass was down 13, 66-53, with 6 mintues left then went on a 14-1 run with 8 by Chaz Williams and 6 by Derrick Gordon. After missing a shot for the lead, UMass fouled Chris Wilson, who made both. Gordon turned teh ball over the next trip. Papa Ndao hit them both for the big points. Gordon had 21, Williams 16 and 10 assists. Halil Kanacevic had 18 for the Hawks, Ronald Robers Jr had 17. Both had 6 rebounds.
SMU 87 (17-5, 6-3) (22) Memphis 72 (16-5, 6-3)
The Mustangs got a much needed high profile win on the resume with this beatdown of Memphis. It was tied at 29 at halftime. SMU went on a 27-7 run in the first 7 minutes of the second half. SMU hit 57.6% from the field on 34 of 59 shooting. Markus Kennedy had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Nic Moore had 14 points and 10 assists for the Mustangs. Joe Jackson had a game high 22 for Memphis.no comments
Welcome to the Rundown for February 1. Rabbit, rabbit day. Say that for good luck. Learned that from Nick as a kid so it must be true. Here is the top 25 slate for a day when 11 ranked teams hit the road. From ESPN
Instead of touching on those games, which I'm sure everyone will be watching and playing close attention to, I'm going to highlight some of the other games that will be on TV during the day.no comments
Welcome to the January 31 rebound, where we cover the night's action. Just a little FYI. The Rundown for tomorrow will be only for the top 25 and power conference games. There will be a smaller conference recap on Monday. There are 150 games tomorrow. I'm only one man.
Mercer 90 (18-5, 9-1) East Tennessee State 77 (11-11, 4-5)
The Bears rode the 3 point shooting of Bud Thomas, 8 of 14, as he scored a game high 28 points. Mercer continues to lead the Atlantic Sun by a game over the next winner mentioned.
Florida Gulf Coast 71 (14-9, 8-2) Stetson 68 (6-16, 4-6)
Time Shares Eagles remain a game back of Mercer.
USC Upstate 65 (12-10, 5-4) Kennesaw State 48 (4-19, 1-9)
VMI 107 (12-9, 5-3) Presbyterian 93 (4-19, 0-8)
Cleveland State 86 (15-9, 6-3) Detroit 78 (10-14, 3-6)
Oakland 86 (9-14, 4-4) Youngstown State 85 (13-10, 4-4)
A back and forth game that saw Kahlil Felder the hero but almost the goat. With 9 seconds left up 1, he fouled Kendrick Perry, who made a pair of free throws. Felder was able to draw a foul with 4 seconds left and make both shots for the win. Perry missed a 3 for the win for YSU.
Harvard 82 (16-3, 3-0) Princeton 76 (12-4, 0-2)
Following Columbia's loss, Harvard is lone unbeaten in the Ivy. Wesley Saunders filled up the stat sheet with 24 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and a block. Laurent Rivard added 18 for the Crimson.
Yale 69 (8-9, 2-1) Columbia 59 (13-7, 2-1)
Dartmouth 67 (8-9, 1-2) Penn 58 (4-12, 1-1)
Brown 78 (10-7, 2-1) Cornell 66 (1-16, 0-3)
Iona 85 (12-8, 9-2) Manhattan 73 (14-6, 7-4)
Iona kept pace with Canisius at top of the MAAC with a big home win. David Laury had 21 for the Gales, who had 4 players in double figures.
Rider 71 (11-9, 7-4) St Peter's 53 (7-13, 3-8)
Murray State 96 (13-8, 8-1) Austin Peay 88 (9-13, 3-5)
The Racers keep pace with Belmont for the Ohio Valley top spot behind a 26-13 outing for Jarvis Williams. Dexter Fields had 19. Cameron Payne helped them both by dishing out 12 assists.
The statistical leaders after you click continue reading.no comments
Welcome to the Friday night Rundown on the final day of January. There is an 11 game college basketball slate for your entertainment, which features a key game in the MAAC and a full night of Ivy action.
Cleveland State (14-9, 5-3) at Detroit (10-13, 3-5) - ESPNU
The Vikings come in at 5-3 in the Horizon, Detroit 3-5. Cleveland St has 4 players averaging over 12 points in conference play, Trey Lewis at 14.2, Jon Harris and Anton Grady at 13, plus 9 rebounds, and Bryn Forbes at 12.6.
Detroit has Juwan Howard Jr. He's putting up 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists. The Titans have lost 5 of 6.
Manhattan (14-5, 7-3) at Iona (11-8, 8-2) - ESPNU
The Gaels are half a game behind Canisius for the league lead at 8-2, while Manhattan is a game back at 7-3. Iona has won 3 in a row. Manhattan has been up and down lately, going 3-3 over their last 6.
AJ English is putting up 19.5 points per game for the Gaels. They bomb from 3. English, Tre Bowman and Sean Armand have made 30, 29 and 24 triples in just 10 league games. They are hitting 44%, 46% and 40% respectively. Isaiah Williams is even 15 of 33, 45%.
Michael Alvarado stands out for Manhattan with 16.7 points, 4.3 assists, 3 rebounds and 2.2 steals.
Murray State (12-8, 7-1) at Austin Peay (9-12, 3-4) - CBS Sports Network
The Racers lead the West division of the Ohio Valley with a 7-1 mark. Austin Peay is 3-4. Murray thrashed AP by 22 points on January 11. Murray had 6 players in double figures that game. Jeffery Moss led the way with 20, Cameron Payne had 15-8 assists-5 rebounds-2 steals, Jarvis Williams 14, Tyler Rambo 13, and both Dexter Fields and TJ Sapp had 11. Will Triggs and Travis Beltran had 17 for the Governors and Zavion Williams had 16-7 assists-4 rebounds. Triggs also had 7 boards.
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