November 21, 2014 |
Zach Hanson caught Devin Brooks' air ball along the baseline and put it in the basket for the go-ahead points in the last minute, and host Creighton came back from an 18-point deficit to upset No. 18 Oklahoma, 65-63, on Wednesday night. The Bluejays (3-0) used a 24-4 run to get back in the game after a dismal first-half shooting performance. Austin Chatman hit two free throws to make it a four-point game with 24 seconds left, but Oklahoma still had a chance after Brooks missed three free throws in the last 14 seconds.
November 20, 2014 |
Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas, 72-40, in Tuesday night's Champions Classic in Indianapolis. The Wildcats (3-0) shot just 43.1 percent from the field, but they were so good on defense that it didn't matter. Kansas (1-1) shot just 19.6 percent from the field and was 15 for 27 at the line in the storied program's worst offensive performance since a 61-45 loss to Kentucky on Dec. 1, 1998. Duke 81, Michigan State 71 - Jahlil Okafor spent last year's State Farm Champions Classic trying to pick a school.
November 19, 2014 |
Amber Orrange hit a go-ahead jumper with 1 minute, 38 seconds remaining in overtime Monday night in Stanford, Calif., and the tying three-pointer with 1.4 seconds to play in regulation, sending the No. 6-ranked Cardinal women to an 88-86 victory over top-ranked Connecticut that snapped the Huskies' 47-game winning streak. Stanford ended another long Huskies streak nearly four years after snapping the program's NCAA-record 90-game unbeaten run. UConn went 40-0 last season on the way to its second consecutive championship.
November 17, 2014 |
Trey Lyles lifted No. 1 Kentucky out of a funk with five straight points to begin the second half, and Tyler Ulis scored 12 points on four three-pointers to help the Wildcats rally for a 71-52 win over Buffalo on Sunday in Lexington, Ky. Trailing by 38-33 at halftime, Kentucky used a three-pointer and subsequent steal and dunk by Lyles to get back on track. The 6-foot-10 freshman forward finished with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting as the Wildcats (2-0) pulled away from the stubborn Bulls (1-1)
November 17, 2014 |
Three Dragons scored in double figures as Drexel opened its season with a 62-53 win over Cornell at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Sarah Curran (Archbishop Carroll) led Drexel with 12 points. Meghan Creighton (Archbishop Carroll) and Jamila Thompson each scored 11. Swarthmore 73, Hartwick 47 - Elle Larsen, who made the all-tournament team, scored 25 points to lead the Garnet (1-1) over the Hawks (0-2) in the 14th annual Tip-Off Classic at Tarble Pavilion. Lebanon Valley 84, Gwynedd Mercy 63 - Natasha Matthews (Norristown)
November 16, 2014 |
Preseason all-American Jahlil Okafor scored 19 points in his college debut and No. 4 Duke routed Presbyterian, 113-44, on Friday night in the opening round of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic in Durham, N.C. UConn 66, Bryant 53 - Ryan Boatright scored 24 points and grabbed eight rebounds as the No. 17 Huskies opened up defense of their national championship with a win over the visiting Bulldogs. Dyami Starks had 18 points for Bryant, which led by six points at halftime and nine points after Angus Riley hit a three-pointer to open up the second half.
November 15, 2014 |
SAINT JOE'S PROSPECTUS It all comes down to: How well the new players and inexperienced returning players perform. The Hawks lost veteran players who knew how to play and, by the end, knew how to win. None of that happened overnight. It was a process, sometimes painful, exhilarating at the finish. The game has evolved to a point where, if you don't have three-point shooting, you are playing against basketball math. These Hawks definitely will be playing against that math. "We've had to change the way we play," coach Phil Martelli said.
November 15, 2014
Name: Darrun Hilliard School: Villanova Class: Senior Position: Guard Height/weight: 6-6/215 Hometown: Bethlehem High school: Liberty Last season's stats: Averaged 14.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.3 steals in 29.1 minutes a game. Shot 48.6 percert from the field, 41.4 from the arc and 71.8 at the foul line. Also had 17 blocks. Career highlights: Started each of the last two seasons . . . Shared Big East Most Improved Player Award with teammate Daniel Ochefu . . . Made second-team All-Big 5 and Honorable Mention all-conference . . . Has scored 1,010 career points . . . Had a career-best 26 points in a 73-56 win over Marquette at the Wells Fargo Center last March . . . Has averaged 15.7 points in three NCAA Tournament games . . . His career high is seven assists.
November 14, 2014 |
LONG, LANKY, lefthanded and legit on the basketball court. That's a fair description of Constitution High senior forward Ahmad "J.R. " Gilbert. And after Wednesday's National Signing Day, you also can call him a George Mason signee. Interestingly, the 6-7, 190-pounder inked with the Patriots, in part, because head coach Paul Hewitt sold Gilbert on his similarities to a familiar southpaw. "When coach Hewitt sat down with me, he showed me clips of Thad Young and some of the stuff they did with him," Gilbert said via phone the night before he penned.