December 4, 2007 |
Indiana (7-1) lost star Eric Gordon to a back injury, but D.J. White responded with a career-high 29 points and 13 rebounds as the No. 15 Hoosiers posted a 84-72 win over Tennessee State (2-4) last night in Bloomington, Ind. Elsewhere: Nick Calathes scored 24 points as host Florida eclipsed Jacksonville, 88-72, in Gainesville. . . . Mount St. Mary's opened with a 13-0 run and never relinquished the lead, outlasting Navy by 62-58 in Annapolis, Md. . . . Herb Courtney led four players in double figures with 22 points as Delaware beat Towson, 70-63, at home in Newark.
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.
January 28, 2008 |
Unranked Florida opened a 34-6 lead as it coasted to an 86-64 rout of No. 14 Vanderbilt in Gainesville, Fla. Hardly intimidated by a visit from a ranked team, the two-time and defending national champions used a 23-0 run in the first half to seize control. "The first 10 minutes," Gators coach Billy Donovan said, "was as good as we could have played. " The Gators (18-3, 5-1 SEC) got 19 points from Walter Hodge and 15 from Nick Calathes - younger brother of St. Joseph's standout Pat Calathes - in shredding the Commodores (17-3, 2-3)
August 27, 2010 |
The Unites States opens play tomorrow against Croatia in Istanbul. Those teams are in Group B of the four groups, which consist of six teams each. Group B includes Slovenia, Brazil, Iran and Tunisia. Four of the six teams in each group advance to the single-elimination round, beginning Sept. 4. The championship game is Sept. 12. Here's a look at five players to watch in the tournament: Kevin Durant, United States: If you have soured on NBA superstars such as LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, hang your hat on the young Oklahoma City Thunder forward.
December 1, 2007 |
Tyler Smith scored 22 points and Jordan Howell 17, leading five Tennessee players in double figures as the No. 11 Volunteers beat Louisiana-Lafayette, 98-70, for their 22nd straight home victory. JaJuan Smith added 15 points and Ramar Smith had 14 for Tennessee (7-1). Chris Gradnigo had 15 points for the Ragin' Cajuns (1-4). Tennessee moved out to a double-digit lead after 6 minutes of play and maintained it the rest of the way, with the final margin of victory representing their largest lead.
March 19, 2009 |
Virginia Tech got 33 points from A.D. Vassallo and 23 from Jeff Allen and the Hokies scored on their first five possessions in the second overtime to outlast 46 points from Duquesne's Aaron Jackson in a 116-108 NIT first-round win last night at Virginia Tech. Duquesne (21-13), making its first postseason appearance since the 1994 NIT, closed out its best season since the 1971 team went 21-4. Tech appeared to have the game under control in the first overtime, leading by six points with under a minute to go, but the Dukes rallied and tied the game at 94 on Jackson's layup with less than 2 seconds left.
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)
December 8, 2008 |
Ryan Reid scored four of his 13 points in the game's final 1 minute, 20 seconds last night to lead Florida State to a 57-55 victory over No. 23 Florida. Florida's Dan Werner missed a three-point shot at the buzzer as the visiting Gators lost for the third straight season in this heated intrastate rivalry. Jordan DeMercy had a career-high 12 points and 7-1 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.
December 31, 2008 |
Mike Tisdale scored 18 points and visiting Illinois upset No. 9 Purdue, 71-67, in overtime last night in the Big Ten opener for both teams. Mike Davis scored 12 points, Trent Meacham added 11 and Demetri McCamey had 10 for the Fighting Illini (13-1), who won their seventh straight. E'Twaun Moore scored 17 points and JaJuan Johnson had 16 points and 15 rebounds for Purdue (11-3), which had won its previous six games. Purdue was 15-for-27 from the free throw line and shot 38 percent from the field in the game.
January 9, 2008 |
Travis Walton's only offensive contributions saved Michigan State. Walton hit a jumper with 22 seconds to play, then added a pair of free throws to lift the No. 6 Spartans to a 78-75 Big Ten victory over Purdue last night in East Lansing, Mich. They were the only four points of the night for Walton, and they helped Michigan State (14-1, 2-0) extend its winning streak to 11 games. Reserve Kalin Lucas scored 16 points to lead the Spartans. Chris Kramer had 19 points for Purdue (10-5, 1-1)