April 17, 2010 |
The tally is in: NBC lost $223 million on the Winter Olympics in the first quarter. That's slightly better than the most recent estimate of $250 million in losses. Advertising sales have improved a bit since NBC parent General Electric Co. made that projection in late January. The Olympics did bring about $800 million in extra revenue to GE. But NBC had a lot of production and other expenses, including $820 million just to acquire the rights to carry the Vancouver Games on television and online.
March 5, 2010 |
Raymar Morgan and Kalin Lucas made key free throws late to help No. 11 Michigan State pull out a 67-65 victory over Penn State last night in East Lansing, Mich., keeping the Spartans in the hunt for a share of the Big Ten title. Morgan, who finished with 16 points, hit two free throws with 12 seconds left to give Michigan State (23-7, 13-4) a 66-62 lead. Chris Babb hit a three-pointer for Penn State (11-18, 3-14) to cut the lead to 66-65. Lucas made one of two foul shots for a 67-65 lead with 5 seconds remaining.
December 8, 2008 |
Ryan Reid scored four of his 13 points in the final 1 minute, 20 seconds last night to lead Florida State to a 57-55 upset of No. 23 Florida in Tallahassee. Florida's Dan Werner missed a three-point shot at the buzzer. Jordan DeMercy scored a career-high 12 points, and 7-foot-1 Solomon Alabi added 11 for the Seminoles (8-1), who were coming off their first loss of the season, by 14 points to Northwestern on Wednesday. Nick Calathes led the Gators (6-2) with 16 points and Werner had 10. Florida State won despite shooting 31.4 percent in the game.
March 2, 2009 |
Louisville guard Andre McGee stripped the ball from Marquette's Jerel McNeal, darted toward the basket and, seeing no one giving chase, decided to go for it. It takes a lot for the 5-10 McGee to get to the rim. But in a senior season dwindling down to precious few games, he opted to take flight. He slammed home a two-handed dunk, the defining moment in No. 6 Louisville's gritty 62-58 victory over the visiting No. 8 Golden Eagles yesterday. "I can jump pretty good, but I'm getting old," McGee said with a laugh.
March 4, 2009 |
Gerald Henderson scored nine of his 21 points in the final two minutes to help No. 7 Duke beat No. 24 Florida State, 84-81, last night in Durham, N.C. Kyle Singler scored 20 points, Jon Scheyer added 17, and Henderson (Episcopal Academy) had 10 rebounds for the Blue Devils (25-5, 11-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). They won their fifth straight, matched the NCAA record for most wins in a decade with 286 and moved a half-game behind No. 2 North Carolina in the league standings.
January 15, 2009 |
Raymar Morgan scored 17 points, Kalin Lucas went 6 of 8 from the free throw line in the final two minutes, and No. 7 Michigan State (14-2, 4-0 Big Ten) built a big lead before holding off Penn State (13-5, 2-3), 78-73, in State College last night. Jamelle Cornley led Penn State with a career-high 26. Pittsburgh 75, South Florida 62 - Tyrell Biggs had 16 for the No. 1 Panthers (16-0, 4-0) in a win over the visiting Bulls (6-10, 1-3). Wake Forest 83, Boston College 63 - Jeff Teague scored 29 points as the second-ranked Demon Deacons (15-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference)
January 30, 2009 |
Kalin Lucas tied a career high with 24 points and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past host Iowa last night, 71-56, for its fifth straight Big Ten road victory. Durrell Summers added 21 points for the Spartans (17-3, 7-1), who never trailed en route to their 13th win in 14 games. Iowa cut a 22-point deficit to 61-52 with 5:55 left on consecutive three-pointers by Jeff Peterson and Jermain Davis. Summers answered with a jumper and a layup, and the Spartans held the Hawkeyes scoreless for a stretch of nearly 4 1/2 minutes to seal the win. Michigan State pushed a 13-point halftime lead to 50-28 with 15:21 left.
January 22, 2009 |
Virginia Tech made sure there are no unbeaten teams left in Division I. Malcolm Delaney scored 21 points and the visiting Hokies held on to upset No. 1 Wake Forest, 78-71, last night. A.D. Vassallo and Jeff Allen added 16 points apiece for the Hokies (12-6, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). They led nearly from the opening tip to the final buzzer, pushed their lead to 16 and made it stand up for their first victory over a No. 1 team since they beat North Carolina two seasons ago in Blacksburg.
February 23, 2009 |
Gerald Henderson scored a career-high 35 points as No. 9 Duke held on to beat No. 8 Wake Forest, 101-91, last night in Durham, N.C. Jon Scheyer added a career high with 30 points for the Blue Devils (22-5, 8-4 Atlantic Coast Conference). They twice led by 22 points in the first half and let the Demon Deacons (20-5, 7-5) creep within two points before finally putting them away with a 16-6 run that was keyed by Henderson. Henderson, an Episcopal Academy graduate, was 11-of-15 shooting - and hit 10 of his 11 attempts inside the three-point arc - while slicing his way through the Demon Deacons' defense for dunks and layups.
November 28, 2009 |
Erving Walker hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:56 left and Florida hung on to upset No. 2 Michigan State, 77-74, last night in the Legends Classic in Atlantic City. Walker finished with 12 points to help the Gators (5-0) remain undefeated. Durrell Summers missed two last-gasp three-point attempts in the final minute for the Spartans (4-1). Chandler Parsons scored 14 points to lead the Gators. Walker hit his three from beyond NBA range in front of Florida's bench for a 72-71 lead.