March 18, 2013 |
Jeff Withey had 17 points and nine rebounds, Perry Ellis and Naadir Tharpe added 12 points each, and No. 7 Kansas pounded No. 11 Kansas State, 70-54, in Kansas City on Saturday night to win their ninth Big 12 tournament championship. The Wildcats (27-7, 14-4) lost for the third time this season to the Jayhawks (29-5, 14-4). Akron 65, Ohio 46 - Demetrius Treadwell had 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Zips (26-6, 14-2) routed the Bobcats (24-9, 14-2) in Cleveland to win the Mid-American Conference title.
January 6, 2011 |
The self-scripted epitaph engraved on the tombstone of William Claude Dukenfield in Glendale, Calif., says much about his feelings toward his hometown: "All things considered, I'd rather be in Philadelphia. " Comic actor W.C. Fields might have considered his impoverished youth here to be marginally better than death, and for a generation of Duquesne alumni, students and fans, every trip the Pittsburgh school's basketball team made to Pennsylvania's largest city probably felt like a continuing form of torture.
December 16, 2009 |
A Villanova basketball player charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana will enter a first-time-offender program, and his record will be expunged if he stays out of trouble for a year. Reggie Redding, who helped lead the team to an NCAA Final Four berth last season, appeared before a Delaware County judge yesterday and was placed in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition. He also was ordered to perform 16 hours of community service and pay all court costs. The senior guard was arrested in July.
January 10, 2009 |
Edwin Ubiles had 19 points and led five scorers in double figures as Siena topped visiting Rider, 91-81, last night in a rematch of last season's Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship game. Kenny Hasbrouck had 18 points, and Alex Franklin added 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Saints (11-5, 5-0 MAAC). The Broncs (8-6, 3-1 MAAC) were led by Mike Ringgold's 16 points and 10 rebounds. In other games: At Ohio State, William Buford scored a career-high 19 points and the Buckeyes (11-3)
December 9, 2008 |
The preliminaries are over for Villanova - no more visits from the likes of Monmouth and Houston Baptist. Finally, the Wildcats will play a game that will provide an early clue as to how they stack up against the nation's best. The 15th-ranked Wildcats will meet their first Top 25 opponent of the season tonight, taking on sixth-ranked Texas at Madison Square Garden in the nightcap of the Jimmy V Classic. The Longhorns (6-1) already have played two ranked teams, losing to Notre Dame and beating UCLA.
December 5, 2008 |
Golfer Colin Montgomerie is one of the more famous graduates of Houston Baptist, and being a golf aficionado, Jay Wright probably would love to get some pointers from Montgomerie someday. But Wright's primary game is basketball, and his Villanova Wildcats gave some lessons of their own last night to the Huskies, in only their second year playing at the NCAA Division I level. The 17th-ranked Wildcats had things pretty much their own way, getting a season-high 23 points from Scottie Reynolds and a career-high 22 from Corey Stokes in a 93-57 victory at the Pavilion to improve their record to 8-0. Late in the summer, Villanova needed a game to fill out its schedule and finally found last night's opponent in September.
November 15, 2008 |
Florida guard Nick Calathes ran up about $600 in debt playing poker online but did not bet on sporting events, which would have violated NCAA rules, according to a person close to the program. The person, speaking on condition of anonymity because of student confidentiality concerns, said the athletic department questioned Calathes and other Florida basketball players but found no evidence of wrongdoing. The story was first reported on Yahoo.com. "We became aware of certain allegations over the weekend and immediately looked into it," athletic director Jeremy Foley said in a statement.
September 5, 2008
Villanova's basketball team, which returns virtually everyone from a team that finished 22-13 and made it to the third round of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in 4 years, opens its season on Nov. 14 at home against Albany. The Wildcats will leave Philadelphia only once in their first 13 games. And that's a ride to New York for the Jimmy V Classic against Texas on Dec. 9. They will play four times (two at home, two at the Palestra) in the second Philly Classic (Nov. 19, 25, 28 and 29)
November 10, 2007 |
Not nearly at the level of Gardner-Webb's upset, but almost as satisfying. Justin Hare scored 23 points last night, and Belmont repeatedly got open layups and uncontested three-pointers in an 86-75 victory that snapped Cincinnati's streak of 42 consecutive victories in home openers. The Bruins (1-0) pulled off their conference's second notable win on the road in 3 days. Many of them watched rival Gardner-Webb knocked off No. 20 Kentucky, 84-68, in Lexington on Wednesday night.
December 3, 1999 |
The day he announced his intention to play college basketball for St. Bonaventure, Norristown senior Marques Green described the recruiting experience this way: "The last seven months have been a lot of stress and frustration, but it's also been the time of my life. " Green is one of five area seniors who made college commitments before the first practice shot was taken this season. The others are Pennsbury's Torrian Jones (Notre Dame), North Penn's Jay Joseph (North Carolina-Greensboro)