December 11, 2010 |
Gary Williams is one of college basketball's most accomplished coaches. He can tell a million recruiting stories. His first is bittersweet. It was 1969. Williams was 24. He was the new coach at Woodrow Wilson High School. His team had two great guards, two great forwards, and no center. Then Harold Sullinger moved to Camden. "Harold grew up in Columbus, Ohio," said Williams, the coach at the University of Maryland. "His mom got a job as a schoolteacher in Camden. That was probably my first great recruiting job, convincing Harold to enroll in Woodrow Wilson instead of Camden High.
March 23, 2012 |
BOSTON - For a moment there, Ohio State looked done for. The Buckeyes were a step slow getting to Cincinnati shooters. As another Bearcats three-pointer rained in, Ohio State shoulders slumped on the court. For that moment, it looked like a sweep for the Big East of Thursday's three NCAA games between that conference and the Big Ten. But just as quickly, Ohio State restored its inside-outside game, forced some turnovers, recovered its equilibrium, and proved worthy of its No. 2 seed, winning the battle for Ohio by taking out the Bearcats, 81-66, at TD Garden.
March 15, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - One team's misfortune is another team's good fortune. Think Kansas, Missouri or Duke would give up their bracket to change to the East now that Syracuse big man Fab Melo has been declared ineligible for the NCAA Tournament? Ohio State is the No. 2 seed to Syracuse's No. 1. The Buckeyes were always live. Now, they are more live. They start play tonight at Consol Energy Center against Loyola (Md.). President Obama noticed. Or maybe he knows Ohio is much more in play than New York come November so he took Ohio State in his Final Four.
June 21, 2012 |
YOU WOULDN'T think Ohio State big man Jared Sullinger would have anything left to prove, but according to NBA docs, taking Sullinger in the first round is a bad call. According to ESPN.com, a few doctors say Sullinger comes complete with a bad back and advised teams that drafting him in Round 1 could be risky. "He had a bulging area that was due to his hamstring and quads being so tight," Sullinger's dad, Satch, told ESPN.com. "It pulled on his hip flexor and he's been taking care of it to loosen it. Call it a red flag if you want.
January 30, 2012 |
NOTRE DAME continued its impressive run through the Big East, beating another ranked opponent, sending No. 24 Connecticut to its third straight loss. Eric Atkins scored 13 points and Jerian Grant hit three key free throws late as the Irish (14-8, 6-3) held on for their third straight win, 50-48 over the Huskies yesterday at Hartford, Conn. "We really controlled the tempo," Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. "And that takes its toll on a team over 40 minutes when the offensive rhythm isn't quite there.
November 30, 2011 |
Playing for the first time since assistant coach Bernie Fine was fired, No. 4 Syracuse remained unbeaten with an 84-48 victory over visiting Eastern Michigan on Tuesday night. James Southerland scored 19 points to match his career high as the Orange improved their record to 7-0. Syracuse took charge with an 18-3 run spanning halftime. Southerland scored seven of the points, hitting a fallaway jumper on the baseline, a three-pointer from the left wing, and converting a resounding slam dunk off a pretty lob pass from Neumann-Goretti product Scoop Jardine to give the Orange a 32-24 halftime lead.
January 26, 2012 |
Sophomore Doris Ortega scored a career-high 20 points as the St. Bonaventure women (19-2, 6-0 Atlantic Ten) remained the only unbeaten in conference play with a 68-61 win over St. Joseph's (13-6, 3-2) Wednesday night at the Reilly Center in Olean, N.Y. Erin Shields (Archbishop Carroll) had 14 points and Michelle Baker had 12 for the Hawks, who lost their three-game winning streak. Kelly Cavallo had 11 rebounds. Ursinus 61, Washington 43 - Senior Lindsay Teuber (St. Basil's Academy)
March 29, 2012 |
AUTHORITIES SAY the Kentucky-Louisville basketball rivalry boiled over at a Kentucky dialysis clinic when one patient punched another during an argument about the teams. Police Lt. Robert Swanigan said the altercation at the Georgetown, Ky., clinic began Monday with a verbal exchange between Ed Wilson, a 68-year-old Kentucky fan, and Charles Taylor, a 71-year-old Louisville fan. The men were arguing about who will win Saturday when Kentucky (36-2) plays Louisville (30-9)
December 15, 2011 |
Deshaun Thomas scored 23 points and No. 2 Ohio State welcomed back star forward Jared Sullinger in an 82-58 victory over visiting South Carolina Upstate last night. The Buckeyes (9-1) were effective if not overwhelming in rebounding from a 78-67 loss at No. 13 Kansas on Saturday. Sullinger, who had missed Ohio State's last two games with back spasms, received polite applause when he entered the game at the 14:37 mark of the first half. He took his time getting into the pace of the game, finishing with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
March 19, 2011 |
Ohio State's seniors didn't want to be at their graduation ceremony. Now, they'll definitely miss tomorrow's commencement. "It's cool," guard David Lighty said. "I'd much rather be here. " Caps, gowns, diplomas and strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" can wait. These Buckeyes are out to earn a national championship. William Buford scored 18 points, freshman Jared Sullinger added 11 before getting some extended rest, and Ohio State showed why it's the top overall seed in this year's NCAA Tournament by rolling to a 75-46 win over Texas-San Antonio in the second round yesterday in the East Regional in Cleveland.