Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw yells to her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Binghamton, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in South Bend, Ind. "Great passes make it easier to shoot and the bucket just looked really big today. The Wolfpack (11-0) have a good shot at remaining unbeaten up to ACC play, with games at Chattanooga on Friday and then at home against Davidson on Dec. 30. Northeastern is 9-0 to start the season and has tied the school record for longest winning streak set by the 1998-99 NCAA Tournament team.
Boston College women's lacrosse head coachhas been honored as a Regional Coach of the Year during the 2018 Honors Banquet hosted by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association. Walker-Weinstein joins coaches Joe Spallina of Stony Brook, Shelley Klaes-Bawcombe of James Madison and Ann Elliott Whidden of the University of Colorado as the Division I honorees.Walker-Weinstein has led the Eagles to back-to-back National Championship appearances in 2017 and 2018. The most recent championship run was preceded by a spotless regular season stint as the team went a perfect 22-0.Walker-Weinstein also earned IWLCA Northeast Region Coach of the Year and IWLCA National Coach of the Year honors following the 2017 season. After taking the helm following the 2012 season, Walker-Weinstein became the fastest coach in program history to reach 50 wins (74 games).The Eagles begin their 2019 run on February 9 with a Commonwealth Avenue battle, playing host to Boston University.
The Banana Slugs would gain a double-digit lead at eleven, at 24-13, on a Catina layup with 8:44 left in the half. The Norse would respond with an 11-0 quarter-ending run to trim the Banana Slugs' lead to 59-47 at the end of the third quarter. The Norse would trim the Banana Slugs' lead to single digits, at 61-52, after a pair of Laura Hamilton free throws with 8:11 left. UC Santa Cruz outrebounded Luther 59-47 and the Banana Slugs had six more second chance points (20-14) than did the Norse.
After Shamorie Ponds sank a pair of free throws to put SJU up 19-16,, senior guard Devin Liggeons drained a three-pointer off a Jackson feed, knotting score at 19-19 with 8:42 left. Following Saunders' jumper, St. John's got hot from deep, knocking down a flurry of three-pointers during a pivotal 20-3 run that staked the Red Storm to a 49-33 lead with 13:08 left in the game and SJU never looked back.. Freeman finished with eight points, all in the first half, as the 5-10 Tennesseean delivered a solid floor game, adding four assists with just two turnovers in 35 minutes against SJU's relentless pressure defense. Wagner will host Hartford University of the America East Conference on Saturday, December 22 with Saunders, at 999 career points, looking to become the 45th Seahawk in the 1,000-point club.
Playing in its own showcase event promoting a spirit of giving, Roselle Catholic was all about taking. The Lions stole the ball early and they stole it often as second-ranked Roselle Catholic racked up 17 thefts and forced 28 turnovers en route a 67-34 victory over East Orange Campus Sunday night at the Hearts 2 Hands Invitational at Roselle Catholic. Junior guard paced Roselle Catholic's larcenous effort with eight steals and also 12 points, and senior guard Josh Pierre-Louis contributed 14 points and six steals to help the Lions (2-0) extend their state-high winning streak to 12 games. Reserve freshman guard Corey Floyd, Jr., showed confidence and a high skill level as he scored 14 points and he also had three rebounds and a block, and Kentucky-bound senior forward Khalil Whitney had 11 points to assist in this well-balanced endeavor.
The Blue Devils, who have won four straight and nine of the first 10, have just one more game over the next 18 days -- Thursday at Madison Square Garden vs. No. Duke and Princeton have met 19 previous times, with the Blue Devils leading the series 18-1 (10-0 in Durham). Williamson is the only player in the country ranked among the NCAAs top 60 for field goal percentage (17th; .661), blocks (46th; 2.0) and steals (57th; 2.1). The Blue Devils have recorded a steal on 14.5 percent of opponent possessions -- the best percentage in the nation according to KenPom...Dukes 111 steals are 26 more than the next closest ACC team...The defense has translated to offense as the Blue Devils are averaging 26.1 fast-break points per game (9.4 allowed) and 23.7 points off turnovers per game (10.4 allowed)...Zion Williamson and Cam Reddish are tied for second in the ACC in total steals (21)...Duke leads the country in scoring margin (+27.2).
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As disappointing as that second-half tailspin had been for Justin Harcourt and his teammates, the 6-3 sophomore never did misplace the advice always offered by had coach Elijah Allen for exactly these types of trying circumstances. Harcourt scored four of his team-high 10 points during an early fourth-quarter spurt that returned the lead to his team for good, and he blocked a 3-point shot attempt at the buzzer to push University to a 41-38 win over Linden Sunday at the Hearts 2 Hand Invitational at Roselle Catholic. Junior guard Jaizon Bennett scored nine points for University (2-0), including his team's final two when he sank both ends of a one-and-one to extend a 39-38 lead with 8.2 seconds remaining. Junior forward Amir Williams netted a game-high 11 points for Linden (1-1), six of which came in the third quarter when his Tigers steadily chipped away at that large deficit to tie the game at 27-27.
The Loggers shot 16.7 percent from the floor in the opening 10 minutes, and they trailed Caltech at the end of the first quarter, 12-8. Puget Sound kicked it into gear in the second quarter to claim a 28-21 lead at halftime, and the Loggers never looked back. Puget Sound freshman Georgia Lavinder scored a season-high 12 points Sunday by shooting 4-for-8 from 3-point range. The Loggers leave for Hawaii Monday to compete in the Street Shine Invitational in Honolulu.
Tusculum senior Donovan Donaldson led all scorers and he posted 22 points including 15 in the first half as the Pioneers bolted out to a 41-28 lead at the intermission. TU's Adrian Cohen stopped the spurt temporarily with a layup, but Turner hit another trey and made one of two free throws. The Queens run would eventually end at 17-0 as Turner hit a three-pointer and Daniel Carr converted a three-point play as the Royals led 63-52 with 5:19 remaining. TU's Dillon Smith made a pair of free throws with five minutes left to stop the Queens run, but Diankulu answered with a dunk, Willett converted a three-point play and Kenny Dye came up with a steal and later scored on a jumper for the Royals largest lead of the game at 70-54 with 3:25 on the clock.