December 18, 2012 |
The good thing is that Temple began its winter break with a win. Of course, it helped to be playing one of the nation's worst basketball teams. Khalif Wyatt scored 20 points Monday night, leading the Owls to a 63-46 victory over Alcorn State at the Liacouras Center. But the Owls (8-1) weren't as impressive as a 17-point victory would indicate. Temple made its final two baskets in garbage time to lift its shooting percentage to 40 percent. The Owls also committed 15 turnovers and made numerous mental mistakes.
October 10, 2001 |
Alcorn State football player JeKelcy Lee Johnson was shot dead on the campus in Lorman, Miss., when he and a fellow student tried to help a woman who was being harassed. The second student, Roddel Devoual, was shot in the side and listed in stable condition yesterday. Four men were being held for questioning in the Monday night shootings, police said. Johnson, a 20-year-old freshman linebacker, was shot in the head and died at Claiborne County Hospital. The four men being held are not students and had been joy-riding on campus, Alcorn State spokesman Ralph Payne said.
September 12, 1994 |
Two weeks into the college football season, a clear-cut choice has emerged for the most prolific, most dynamic player in the country. Who is he? Hint No. 1: He plays for a school in Lorman, Miss. Still don't know? Hint No. 2: He could become the the first quarterback chosen in the next NFL draft. Not yet? Hint No. 3: His name doesn't immediately come to mind when people click off names of Heisman Trophy contenders. Hint No. 4: You'll never guess. On a weekend when Florida State quarterback Danny Kanell passed for 417 yards and Texas Christian's Andre Davis ran for 325 and Central Michigan's Brian Pruitt ran for 274, Alcorn State's Steve "Air" McNair once again stood above them.
April 13, 1995 |
Playing at the second-tier, NCAA Division I-AA level almost certainly cost Steve McNair a shot at the Heisman Trophy last December. But the recordsetting quarterback from Alcorn State doesn't think it will hinder his chances of being one of the first players taken in next week's NFL draft. "The NFL is looking for great players," he said. "They're looking at raw ability, at who can play football. They're not looking at what school they came from or what color they are. " McNair finished up a record-breaking collegiate career (including an NCAA- record 16,823 total yards)
December 26, 2012 |
Temple guard Khalif Wyatt was rewarded Monday for exceptional play when he was named NBC Sports national player of the week. Wyatt, a graduate of Norristown High, also was named player of the week by the Atlantic Ten Conference and the Big Five. The 6-foot-4 senior averaged 23.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.3 assists in last week's games against Alcorn State, Canisius, and third-ranked Syracuse. Wyatt's highlight was his career-high 33 points in Saturday's 83-79 victory over the Orange at New York's Madison Square Garden.
December 16, 1999 |
Eddie Sutton is getting to be a hard man to please. Oklahoma State beat visiting Alcorn State by more than 20 points and forced a season-high 28 turnovers, but the Cowboys coach wasn't satisfied with what he saw from his team last night. "Defensively, overall, we played OK," Sutton said after the 14th-ranked Cowboys defeated the Braves, 79-53. "Our offense, we turned the ball over too many times. "We looked more like a team that had just come out of finals. " While Oklahoma State forced the Braves (3-5)
December 4, 1992 |
Northeast Louisiana, Delaware's opponent in tomorrow's NCAA Division I-AA football quarterfinal, scored 78 points in its opening-round victory. Seventy-eight points - that's enough to give Delaware's defense serious shakes. "When you hear the score, it has a tendency to get to you," said Warren McIntire, the Blue Hens' senior free safety from St. James High. "When you watch the films, they have a lot of skills. "Their offensive line is big, but it's no difference from Yankee Conference teams.
December 16, 2012
* La Salle is at Bucknell on Saturday in an interesting matchup between one-loss teams that are very efficient on offense - Bucknell scores 1.09 points per possession (35th in Division I) while La Salle is at 1.08 PPP (47th). * Villanova is maximizing its chances by getting to the foul line (287 attempts) while doing a decent job of not fouling (234 attempts). The Wildcats host Delaware on Sunday. Monte Ross' team is way better than its 3-7 record, but has been hurt by a brutal schedule and injuries.
September 20, 2015 |
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame 3:30 p.m., NBC10 The Fighting Irish are losing players at a frightening pace. They have lost four starters, including quarterback Malik Zaire, to season-ending injuries. The Yellow Jackets, who outscored Alcorn State and Tulane by 134-16, now get to find out where they stand. Auburn at Louisiana State 3:30 p.m., CBS3 Auburn was embarrassed last week by FCS opponent Jacksonville State, needing overtime to win the game, and may not be the national championship contender everyone thought.
March 12, 1999 |
The Gonzaga Bulldogs figured Minnesota had something to prove, and they were right. "If they had only five guys, we knew they were going to come out and play," Gonzaga's Matt Santangelo said after the Bulldogs held on in the second half to beat the depleted Gophers, 75-63, in a first-round game in the NCAA West Regional yesterday. Richie Frahm scored 26 points, including five three-pointers, and the Bulldogs (26-6) needed almost all of them for the school's first NCAA tournament victory.