December 15, 2014 |
Devin Booker and Willie Cauley-Stein each scored 15 points, and top-ranked Kentucky shook off the shock of losing junior forward Alex Poythress by rolling past No. 21 North Carolina, 84-70, on Saturday in Lexington, Ky. With Poythress courtside two days after sustaining a season-ending knee injury, the Wildcats (11-0) combined depth, length, and strong shooting to post a convincing win over the 6-3 Tar Heels. Trey Lyles had nine points starting in Poythress' place. Brice Johnson scored 15 points for the Tar Heels, who won the rebounding battle, 31-24, but found little success against the Wildcats' size.
December 11, 2014 |
For just the second time in school history, the Penn women's basketball team beat St. Joseph's. A dominant second half led to a 65-51 victory over the Hawks at the Palestra on Tuesday night. The Quakers (4-3, 2-0 Big Five) are the only unbeaten team in the Big Five and need just one win in their two remaining Big Five games (vs. Temple Jan. 5 and Villanova Jan. 21) to claim their first title. Center Sydney Stipanovich led Penn with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Ashley Robinson (Archbishop Wood)
December 2, 2014 |
Jonathan Holmes hit a three-pointer from the left baseline with two seconds left and No. 7 Texas beat No. 24 UConn, 55-54, Sunday in Storrs, Conn. Holmes had 13 points and eight rebounds to lead the Longhorns (6-0). Demarcus Holland and Javan Felix each added 10 points. Ryan Boatright had 24 points and seven rebounds for UConn (3-2), which lost its second consecutive game. Freshman Daniel Hamilton added 13 points and seven rebounds. Texas led much of the way but trailed by six after the Huskies went on an 11-1 second-half run. The Longhorns chipped away over the final six minutes and called a timeout with 4.4 seconds left trailing by 54-52 after Boatright missed the back end of a one-and-one at the free-throw line.
December 1, 2014 |
Aaron Bacote scored a career-high 31 points to lift Old Dominion to a 73-67 win over No. 14 Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday in Norfolk, Va. Bacote, who entered the game averaging just four points and shooting 16 percent, had scored just 20 points on the season. He made his first eight shots, including four three-pointers, and was 11 for 13 from the free-throw line to top his previous career high of 28. The Rams (4-2) were paced by Treveon Graham's 34 points and never led after the opening minutes.
November 30, 2014 |
Micahya Owens (Willingboro) led a quartet of players in double figures, scoring a team-high 14 points as the La Salle women's basketball team knocked off LIU Brooklyn, 71-66, in the opener of the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. Alicia Cropper added 13, Siobhan Beslow added a near double-double of 12 points and nine rebounds, and Amy Griffin added 10. Blackbird rookie Jolanna Ford led all players with 17 points. The Explorers (3-2) conclude play in the Turkey Classic Saturday, when they face off against Towson.
November 27, 2014 |
Sophomore Micahya Owens (Willingboro) tied a career high with 23 points to lead La Salle (2-2) past Manhattan, 61-48, at Tom Gola Arena on Tuesday. Ebony Wells added her second straight double-figure game, finishing with 11 points on 5-for-10 shooting. Defense was the name of the game, as the Explorers held the Jaspers (1-3) to just 29.6 percent shooting from the field. Drexel 76, St. Joseph's 63 - The 3-1 Dragons led nearly the entire way at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
November 24, 2014 |
Drexel took out some frustration on Saturday afternoon at the Daskalakis Athletic Center as the Dragons defeated Colgate, 59-51. Drexel (2-1) led the entire way. The win felt good for Drexel, which was coming off a 59-43 defeat at Princeton on Wednesday night. They also avenged a 65-60 loss at Colgate last season. Sarah Curran (Archbishop Carroll) led all scorers with 19 points, going 7 for 12 from the field and 4 for 4 at the line. Two other Archbishop Carroll grads were factors.
November 23, 2014 |
Greg Lawson (Medford Tech) totaled 17 points and 11 rebounds to lead Widener over FDU-Florham, 75-49, in the Scotty Wood Tournament in Allentown, Pa. Mark Pryzbylkowski (New Egypt) finished with 13 points for Widener (3-1). The Pride play Muhlenberg for the title on Saturday. The Mules (3-0) beat Cairn, 88-43. Catholic 68, Gwynedd Mercy 63 - Darnell Artis (La Salle) and Aaron Goodman (Council Rock North) each had 13 points, but the Griffins (2-1) fell to the Cardinals (2-1) at the Hoopsville National Invitational in Owings Mills, Md. Top 25 Ryan Boatright had 20 points and No. 17 Connecticut (3-0)
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.