March 22, 2016 |
NEW YORK - Villanova roared out of the locker room and onto the court Sunday at the Barclays Center playing as if it didn't just want to snap its streak of second-round failures in the NCAA tournament, it wanted to smash it into little pieces. Still, the second-seeded Wildcats insisted that despite all the questions over the last several months and the near-suffocating pressure to get to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2009, they didn't come out against Iowa any more fired up than at any other time during their season.
March 19, 2016 |
Temple keys Quenton DeCosey and Obi Enechionyia have to hit from the perimeter. They were 6 for 30 in Temple's 77-62 loss to Connecticut during Saturday's American Athletic Conference semifinal in Orlando. DeCosey (15.6 ppg.) has been 33 for 114 in his last nine games and needs to snap out of his shooting funk. The Owls need production from their bench, specifically Devin Coleman, who changes the complexion of the game when he hits three-pointers. In a key win over SMU, he hit all seven of his three-pointers off the bench.
February 18, 2015 |
THE GOP heavy machinery is merging onto the road to the White House while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie seems to be swerving in and out of controversies. Christie recently bobbled and backtracked on vaccine comments; there have been numerous reports of his lavish expenses; he roots for a football team in Texas and wouldn't answer questions after watching soccer in London, all while still lugging the "Bridgegate" scandal around. A columnist for the Newark Star-Ledger called for Christie to give up his presidential dream and head back home to focus on Jersey's problems.
January 14, 2014 |
Roy Devin Marble scored 22 points, and 20th-ranked Iowa handed No. 3 Ohio State (15-2, 2-2 Big Ten) its second loss in a week, 84-74, Sunday in Columbus, Ohio. The Hawkeyes (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) did it on coach Fran McCaffery's return to the sideline. The former La Salle High and Penn star had been suspended by the Big Ten for a game after angrily confronting officials during last Sunday's 75-71 loss at No. 4 Wisconsin. Stanford 82, Oregon 80 - In Eugene, Ore., Anthony Brown scored 24 points and the visiting Cardinal (10-5, 1-2 Pac-12)
December 11, 2013 |
IT WAS a big week in the Associated Press basketball poll for Wildcats. Villanova and Arizona. Villanova (9-0), which last week made the Top 25 for the first time since February 2011, moved up from 14th to 10th in the weekly poll after victories over Penn and Saint Joseph's. Meanwhile, Arizona moved up one spot to No. 1, its first top ranking since 2003. Arizona (9-0) was a runaway choice at No. 1, receiving 63 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel yesterday.
March 22, 2013 |
Kentucky coach John Calipari and Kentucky experienced an entirely different kind of "one-and-done" in Tuesday's opening round of the NIT. A year after cutting down the nets in New Orleans, the defending national champions were cut down in Calipari's hometown of Moon, Pa., by Robert Morris, who let a 13-point second-half lead disappear before pulling out a thrilling 59-57 victory. Robert Morris (24-10) led almost the entire way, never blinking in a rare visit from one of college basketball's Goliaths.
January 7, 2013 |
MICHIGAN'S TREY Burke rushed into the frontcourt, trying to take advantage of a 2-on-1 break. At the last moment, he softly lobbed the ball toward the rim, where Glenn Robinson III slammed it through the hoop. That was the beginning of Michigan's latest offensive clinic, a highlight reel of dunks, three-pointers, and smart passing that overwhelmed visiting Iowa in a 95-67 rout Sunday. Burke had 19 points and a career-high 12 assists for the second-ranked Wolverines. Robinson had 20 points and 10 rebounds.
October 22, 2012 |
IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa fans that stayed until the final minutes would not let up. They stood, some 10 feet behind the Nittany Lion sideline, and continued to heckle. "Enjoy your bowl game!" one man shouted. "Send me a postcard from Florida," a woman yelled, before she laughed at her own joke. But when it was all over, it was the Penn State players who ran into the locker room, smiling. The Hawkeyes and their fans were left wondering what happened. Matt McGloin passed for two touchdowns, and Bill Belton ran for three more as Penn State (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten)
October 19, 2012 |
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State might be on a four-game winning streak, but Iowa has the momentum. That's coach Bill O'Brien's take, anyway. With his Nittany Lions (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) coming off a bye week and Iowa (4-2, 2-0) coming off a double-overtime, 19-16, road win at Michigan State, it's a fair claim to make. "Our team needs to understand that, that it's one thing to have a bye week, but it's a whole other thing to be playing a team like Iowa," O'Brien said. Perhaps as a result of that momentum, Penn State is the three-point underdog to the Hawkeyes going into Saturday's 8 p.m. showdown in Kinnick Stadium.
October 15, 2012 |
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Less than a month ago, Iowa was coming off a startling loss to Central Michigan. The Hawkeyes didn't look like a championship team in the Mid-American Conference, much less the Big Ten. Then the conference season started, and the turnaround was immediate. After Saturday's victory at Michigan State, Iowa is tied with Michigan atop the Legends Division heading into Saturday's big home game against Penn State (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten). "It's awesome, obviously. It's cool being at the top," tight end Jake Duzey said.