The Nittany Lions got another strong effort from star forward Lamar Stevens (25 points, 8-of-12 FG, 8 boards) took a 7-point lead to intermission and withstood the inevitable Illinois response. Soph point man Jamari Wheeler then silenced a raucous crowd with a drive of the left flank for a tough lay-in, then grabbed a wild loose ball and drove to the hoop for free throws with the shot clock about to expire. The PSU center, whose well-publicized bipolar disorder and accompanying medication can make him an emotional and physical roulette wheel in any given contest, was most definitely on his game at Illinois. He swatted a Bezhanishvili reverse lay-up with 5:00 to go that could have brought Illinois within 64-61, then stuck back a Myles Dread miss at the other end to put the Lions up 66-59 at 4:45.
Saint Joseph's was able to get a late possession following Pierre's jumper, but missed a three-pointer as time expired.set a new career-high for the Minutemen with 24 points. Lamarr Kimble added 14, and Lorenzo Edwards had 12.The Hawks jumped out to an early 11-4 lead and had a 54-37 advantage at the end of a high-scoring, up-tempo first half. SJU built the lead on the heels of 69% (9-13) shooting from three-point range during the first period.It was new ballgame in the second half. Visit www.UMassAthletics.com, call 866-UMASS-TIX or stop by the Mullins Center Box Office for tickets.For complete coverage of the UMass basketball team, follow the Minutemen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at @UMassBasketball or online at www.UMassAthletics.com.
Tyler Cook had 18 points and Bohannon added 17 for the Hawkeyes (21-6, 10-6 Big Ten) all of them in the final 15:45 of the second half and overtime. DeRon Davis answered with a 3-point play, but Bohannon hit a 3 off a loose ball with 2 minutes left to give the Hawkeyes a 71-68 lead. But the junior calmly knocked it through, and after the game McCaffery was left to reminisce about how he thought Bohannon reminded him of Steph Curry during the recruiting process. Langford was called for charge on the next possession, but Rob Phinisees steal and free throw made it 68-65 Indiana with 38.3 seconds to go.
The win marks the tenth with for the Mavericks in the last twelve games.In the first quarter the Mavericks built an early lead despite the pace of the game favoring the Warriors grind it out style, and after freshman guarddrilled a three-pointer andhit a jumper, Minnesota State took an 18-14 lead into the second quarter.The Warriors fought back in the second quarter, cutting the Mavericks lead to three points several times. Minnesota State held off the charge before Winona State hit a late pair of free-throws to cut the Maverick lead to 31-30 going into halftime.As a team the Mavericks shot 40.6% from the floor compared to 37.9% for the Warriors and held a 14-6 edge in bench scoring. Minnesota State then extended its lead to ten points which was too much for the Warriors to overcome, and the Mavericks won the game 59-49., starting for the first time this season, led Minnesota State in scoring with 12-points while adding seven rebounds, two steals, and a block.finished the game with 10-points, five rebounds, and a pair of blocks whilerecorded a double-double with 10-points and 11 rebounds.As a team the Mavericks shot 37.7% from the field while holding the Warriors to 32.7% and also carrying a 40-31 edge on the glass. Minnesota State stole the ball 10 times in the game and blocked six shots as well.The Mavericks will be on the road in the first round of the NSIC Tournament, traveling to St.
15 Lewis before falling 78-77 Saturday in Great Lakes Valley Conference play.After trailing by as many as 20 points in the second half, Bellarmine charged back and had a chance at the victory after sophomore guardburied a 3-pointer to get within one with 15 seconds left and junior guardfollowed with a steal on the inbound.The Knights swung the ball to freshman guardin the left corner for an open 3-point attempt, but her shot bounced off the rim as time expired. The Knights maintained that pressure in the second half, and the Flyers turned the ball over 13 more times.Bellarmine trailed 50-30 inside the first minute of the second half, but Berry and sophomore forwardcombined for 14 points in the third as the Knights rallied to slice their deficit to 62-54 heading into the fourth. Berry then followed a 3-pointer with a successful drive as Bellarmine opened the fourth on a 6-0 run to get within two.Bellarmine never could wrangle the lead from Lewis, but the Knights refused to let the Flyers pull away. Bellarmine held Kelliher to one made field goal in the second half.Torrens followed by drilling the trifecta that cut it to one before Downey picked off a long inbound pass to set up the potential game-winning shot.
The Limestone College men's basketball team dropped a 98-92 decision to Conference Carolinas opponent Erskine College on Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena.Limestone 92, Erskine 98Limestone (14-13, 8-9), Erskine (14-11, 9-8)Belk ArenaPlay started close as neither team led by more than two points midway through the period before the Flying Fleet tallied 13 consecutive points to make some space at 30-17. Limestone ended the Erskine rally by scoring on back-to-back possessions to make the score 30-22 at the 6:03 minute mark.Limestone continued to chip away at the difference and got to within eight points on two occasions before Erskine outscored Limestone 4-2 in the final minutes to give the Flying Fleet a 44-34 advantage at the break.Erskine continued the scoring run out of the break as the Flying Fleet put five consecutive tallies on the scoreboard to extend their lead to 49-34. Limestone brought the difference to 10 points at 56-46 but the Fleet answered with a 7-3 rally to widen the gap, 63-49. The Saints worked to get within six points on three occasions late in the half but that proved to be as close as Limestone would get as Erskine defeated the Blue and Gold, 98-92.The Saints will return to action on Tuesday, Feb. 26 against Conference Carolinas opponent Barton College.
Playing in a game Saturday that could best be described as a matinee the starting time was moved up to 11 a.m. so the hosts could clear the gym in order to set up for bingo visiting Lutheran West showed the value of having been there before, earning its fourth consecutive trip to the district level in taking a 44-28 victory over Trinity in a Division III sectional final. The fifth-seeded Longhorns, 21-3 and champions of the Stripes Division of the Patriot Athletic Conference, next face top seed Elyria Catholic in a district semifinal at 6 p.m. Wednesday at North Ridgeville. The Longhorns built the lead up to 18-5 midway through the quarter, but Trinity chipped away, and when Maciaha Irving put back an offensive rebound with 23 seconds left until halftime, the margin was cut to a manageable 22-14. But Lutheran Wests veteran guards, Paris Mather and Larnae Vance, stepped up big with time winding down, both coming up with steals and baskets in the final seven seconds of the half, putting the lead back to 26-14.
In Ohio States win over Northwestern Jackson left with a shoulder injury though he would return. Head coach Chris Holtmann stated that Jackson was limited in practice the past two days in hopes to have him ready for the Terrapins. He has a shoulder injury that initially we thought he would be able to play," Holtmann said on his pregame radio show. Jackson is averaging 12.5 points, second behind Kaleb Wesson, 4.2 rebounds and 3.4 assists this season.
The Malone University men's basketball team fell behind early and was unable to recover in a 75-61 loss to Walsh University at Osborne Hall on Saturday in the 55th Annual Mayors' Cup.The Cavaliers, who entered the contest on an eight-game winning streak, jumped out to a 15-5 lead in the opening minutes of the contest. Malone would score the next six points with a three-point play by forwardand a three-point basket by, trimming the deficit down to four at 15-11.From there, Walsh outscored the Pioneers 9-2 over the next five minutes to build a 24-13 lead. The Pioneers went seven of 21 (33.3%) from long range on the afternoon-Walsh struggled from three-point range, hitting two of 14 from distance, but fared much better inside the arc, making 29 of 49 (59.2%) shots overall-The Cavs outscored Malone 50-28 in the paint and held a commanding 45-23 edge in total rebounds-The Pioneers committed only nine turnovers and handed out 14 assists on 22 made baskets-With Saturday's victory, Walsh extended its Mayors' Cup winning streak to 12 straighthit four three-pointers and netted a game-high 25 points to go with five rebounds and two assists-Sheppard posted 15 points-Ernst finished with nine pointstallied nine assists and four rebounds-Darryl Straughter paced the Cavs with 23 points-Sterling Christy notched 19 points, 14 rebounds, seven assists and two steals-JT Shumate registered 11 points and five rebounds before fouling outThe Pioneers will conclude their regular-season schedule next Saturday at home with a 3:00 p.m. contest against Lake Erie College. Malone could also secure one of the eight G-MAC Tournament spots if Kentucky Wesleyan College loses one of its final two regular-season games next week.
With the loss, which snapped a five-game winning streak, Malone fell to 13-13 on the season and 11-9 in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference. Vaughan, who entered the game needing just 10 points to reach 1,000 for her career, scored three points over the duration of the game and will enter next week with 999 career points.After the 6-0 lead, Walsh scored seven straight to answer back before Malone responded with a 9-2 run, capped by athree-pointer in transition, which put the Pioneers up 15-9. By the end of the first half, Malone maintained a thin 29-28 advantage as Wentling led all scorers with 11 points at the break.The third quarter featured three ties and five lead changes and saw Walsh begin to assert its dominance in the paint. The Pioneers were limited to just five points over the final five minutes as the Cavaliers went on to earn the 67-57 road victory.-Entering the game as one of the best rebounding teams in the country, Walsh outrebounded Malone 44-27, including a 22-9 margin in the second half.-The Cavaliers made 45.5% (25-of-55) from the floor and 6-of-17 (35.3%) from three-point range.-Malone shot only 33.3% overall but went 11-of-29 (37.9%) from three.