January 2, 2010 |
Perhaps enough time has passed for Binghamton University's basketball program to begin a recovery. At least its new head coach, former Temple star Mark Macon, hopes so. Macon leads Binghamton - limping along at 4-10 and more than three months removed from the dismissal of six players, including at least three starters - against La Salle (7-5) in a home game today. After spending several years as an assistant at Temple, Georgia State and Binghamton, Macon looked forward to becoming a head coach.
November 23, 2009 |
In a game featuring eight lead changes, Villanova struggled in the second half in a 55-47 loss to Massachusetts yesterday in Amherst, Mass. The Wildcats (2-1) missed six of their last seven shots and the Minutewomen (2-2) made seven free throws in the final 45 seconds for the win. Villanova's Tia Grant, Heather Scanlon, and Laura Sweeney all scored 12 points. Georgia 49, Rutgers 48 - Ashley Houts scored 17 points to lead the No. 16 Bulldogs (3-0) to a come-from-behind win over the Scarlet Knights (2-2)
June 18, 2009 |
Kevin McHale is out as coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. David Kahn, the new president of basketball operations, announced the move yesterday, ending McHale's 15-year stint with the Timberwolves, mostly in the front office. McHale boldly had drafted Kevin Garnett out of high school in 1995. Kahn replaced McHale in the front office in April. In 2005, McHale took over as coach after firing Flip Saunders, and the team was 19-12 the rest of the season. The Hall of Famer and former Boston Celtics star returned to the bench in December for a second stint, replacing the fired Randy Wittman.
March 7, 2009 |
Joe Dukes scored 11 of his 15 points in the second half to lead Georgia State to a 54-41 victory over Delaware yesterday in the first round of the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament in Richmond, Va. Dukes grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists for the Panthers (12-19), who advanced to the quarterfinals to play top-seeded Virginia Commonwealth today. Leonard Mendez had 12 points for the Panthers. Rashad Chase also had 13 rebounds for Georgia State, which outrebounded the Blue Hens, 45-34.
January 29, 2009 |
If Drexel played Georgia State last night the same way it played during its five-game winning streak, the Dragons were expected to win. Drexel had problems shooting, but it still prevailed, 64-47, at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Dragons (11-8, 7-3 Colonial Athletic Association) shot only 30 percent from the field. They didn't score a field goal after Gerald Colds' three-pointer with 6 minutes, 19 seconds remaining gave them a 54-33 advantage. But down the stretch, Drexel shot 10-for-10 from the free throw line (21 of 24 for the game)
January 28, 2009 |
A struggling Georgia State squad visited Drexel tonight at the Daskalakis Athletic Center, where the home team took the floor as the hottest team in the Colonial Athletic Association. About 10 minutes in, the visitors were in an insurmountable hole and well on their way to a 64-47 defeat. The Dragons, who were up by 15 points at intermission, had a 47-29 lead with 9 minutes, 17 seconds remaining. In winning its sixth consecutive game, Drexel improved to 11-8 overall and 7-3 in the league.
January 16, 2009 |
Drexel turned aside vastly improved Georgia State, 74-65, last night at the Daskalakis Athletic Center for their third Colonial Athletic Association win in four games. Jasmina Rosseel, a native of Belgium, set a career milestone with a game-high 20 points, one more than her previous best. She also tied a personal mark in three-pointers, connecting on five of 11 attempts. Gabriela Marginean added 18 points. Andrea Peterson was also in double figures for the Dragons (8-7, 3-1 CAA)
January 31, 2008 |
Just when it looked as if Drexel had found its hot hand, Georgia State found one of its own. Tramayne Hawthorne's second-half shooting display helped give the Dragons a seven-point lead, but Leonard Mendez answered with 10 straight for the Panthers to give them a lead they never gave up in a 64-58 win last night. Drexel (9-13, 2-8 Colonial Athletic Association) trailed for most of the first half, but charged back early in the second on the shoulders of Hawthorne, who came out of the half with only two points but hit four three-pointers early to spark the Dragons to a 15-3 run. That stretch put Drexel up, 49-42, with less than 10 minutes on the clock, and the Panthers knew they had to do something different.
January 17, 2008 |
A pair of scoring-challenged teams met last night in a Colonial Athletic Association game at the Daskalakis Athletic Center. Host Drexel, which had dropped seven of nine games in which it put fewer than 60 points on the scoreboard, used perhaps its most impressive rally of the season to gain control in the second half. But the Dragons still had to withstand a late run by Georgia State to claim a 58-51 victory. The teams totaled 43 points during the first 20 minutes. The Panthers were down by five at halftime.