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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby TitanTarHeel » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:40 am

Alex Peters is putting his name in the record books in some serious ways. Yesterday he became Valpo's all time scorer, passing Bryce Drew.

He's sure to make it up to 3rd all time in the HL, along the way passing our own Rashad Phillips (currently 4th all time in Horizon at 2319 career points).

Peters has 2,166 career points, with 11 reg season games to go plus throw in a few HL tourney games and at least 1 post season game somewhere, even if its the Vegas 8. He's avergaging 24 points a game this season. He should end up somewhere in the 2,450'ish range give or take a few depending on number of games and output along the way. Incredible career achievement all around, plus Valpo has been a winning program for all his years. Figured we ought to tip our caps and acknowledge.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby udballer » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:45 am

Motor City Sam wrote:It's an amazing stat, but I saw it a couple of times on ESPN, so I am guessing it's true: Northwestern's win was their first victory at Ohio State since 1977.


Ohio State's Marc Loving is the absolute worst 3-year starter in the history of college basketball. I just needed to get that off my chest.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Motor City Sam » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:33 pm

TitanTarHeel wrote:Alex Peters is putting his name in the record books in some serious ways. Yesterday he became Valpo's all time scorer, passing Bryce Drew.

He's sure to make it up to 3rd all time in the HL, along the way passing our own Rashad Phillips (currently 4th all time in Horizon at 2319 career points).

Peters has 2,166 career points, with 11 reg season games to go plus throw in a few HL tourney games and at least 1 post season game somewhere, even if its the Vegas 8. He's avergaging 24 points a game this season. He should end up somewhere in the 2,450'ish range give or take a few depending on number of games and output along the way. Incredible career achievement all around, plus Valpo has been a winning program for all his years. Figured we ought to tip our caps and acknowledge.


Good point, and a well deserved nod to Peters.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:20 pm

Monday, January 23:

Horizon:
Green Bay 83, Cleveland State 73. And the Titans move into 9th place with CSU's loss! Rob Edwards had 28 for CSU (6-15, 2-7). I don't recall us ever recruiting Edwards, but most others missed him, too. Green Bay (12-8, 6-2) moves to within a half game of 1st place Valpo.

Other Games:

#3 Gonzaga 83, Portland 64. Gonzaga led by as many as 33. The Zags (20-0) are only unbeaten team left.

North Carolina State 84, #17 Duke 82. Duke (15-5, 3-4 in ACC) continued to sink, much to Kirky's consternation, especially given that there's not much to cheer in Titan Land. Tonight, NC State (14-7, 3-5) went on a 16-3 run starting with about four and a half left in the game. That opened up a 6 point lead with 1:30 to play, and the Wolpack held on despite missing 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds. Dennis Smith missed two of those free throws, but since he scored 32 points and they won, it was OK.

Georgia State 83, Appalachian State 72. Coach Ray's new club wins its 4th in a row, and sits in second place in the Sun Belt.
North Carolina Central 74, Howard 39. Embarrassment of the night. At 13-6, NC Central is the only MEAC team with an overall winning record. Next best is Morgan State at 8-11.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Motor City Sam » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:07 am

Commissioner wrote:Monday, January 23:

Horizon:
Green Bay 83, Cleveland State 73. And the Titans move into 9th place with CSU's loss! Rob Edwards had 28 for CSU (6-15, 2-7). I don't recall us ever recruiting Edwards, but most others missed him, too. Green Bay (12-8, 6-2) moves to within a half game of 1st place Valpo.

Other Games:

#3 Gonzaga 83, Portland 64. Gonzaga led by as many as 33. The Zags (20-0) are only unbeaten team left.

North Carolina State 84, #17 Duke 82. Duke (15-5, 3-4 in ACC) continued to sink, much to Kirky's consternation, especially given that there's not much to cheer in Titan Land. Tonight, NC State (14-7, 3-5) went on a 16-3 run starting with about four and a half left in the game. That opened up a 6 point lead with 1:30 to play, and the Wolpack held on despite missing 3 of 4 free throws in the final 20 seconds. Dennis Smith missed two of those free throws, but since he scored 32 points and they won, it was OK.

Georgia State 83, Appalachian State 72. Coach Ray's new club wins its 4th in a row, and sits in second place in the Sun Belt.
North Carolina Central 74, Howard 39. Embarrassment of the night. At 13-6, NC Central is the only MEAC team with an overall winning record. Next best is Morgan State at 8-11.


Those MEAC teams play a lot of those "buy" games on the road, don't they, trying to fill up the coffers?
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby TitanTarHeel » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:46 am

What an odd mess at Duke this season all around, they looked to be unbelievably loaded with talent and the combination of Grayson Allen on-going idiot'ness, injuries (Giles just can't get healthy) and now Coach K out. The slam dunk at/after the buzzer by Dennis Smith was quite the exuberant exclamation point on NC State's win at Cameron.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:25 am

Tuesday, January 24. Big night as the #1, #2, and #4 teams in the polls all lose.

Non-Conference Opponents:
Ball State 88, Eastern Michigan 80. EMU is 12-8 overall, and still tied for first in the MAC West at 4-3, but this has to be a disappointing season for Huron fans. Tonight was typical--James Thompson (6 points) disappears in a big game, and Raven Lee scored 24 but was just 6-17 from the field as Eastern shot under 40%. This should be a better EMU team.

Central Michigan 82, Bowling Green 76. Marcus Keene had 28 points for CMU (13-7), despite shooting just 7-20 from the floor. The Falcons (8-12) have just two wins since the New Year, both against Ball State.

Toledo 79, Ohio 76. Steve Taylor had 25 points, 15 rebounds, and 5 assists for the Rockets (11-9).

Other Games:
#20 Purdue 84, Michigan State 73. Caleb Swanigan, who, remember, originally committed to MSU, had 25 points and 17 rebounds as Purdue (17-4) pulled away in the second half. Sparty is 12-9 and not lookin' good for tournament bid.

Akron 90, Western Michigan 80. Akron led by 16 at halftime, and leads the MAC at 7-0, 17-3 overall. Youngstown beating them back in November was quite an upset.

Marquette 74, #1 Villanova 72. A huge win for Marquette (14-6), which rallied from a 39-24 halftime deficit. In fact, the Golden Eagles were still down by 13 points with under 6 minutes to play. Duane Wilson scored 8 of his 11 points in the final rally, and Katin Reinhart put Marquette in the lead with two free throws with 11 seconds left. Villanova's Jay Brunson got to the rim but couldn't finish on the Wildcat's final shot. 'Nova is 19-2.

#18 West Virginia 85, #2 Kansas 69. WVU (16-4) is a hard team to figure out this year. Usually, their system works. Now and then it doesn't. Big win after consecutive losses last week.

Tennessee 82, #4 Kentucky 80. Tennessee (11-9) took the lead a bit before halftime and never trailed again, holding off a late Kentucky rally. Lamonte Turner clinched it with two free throws with 4 seconds to go.

#12 Virginia 71, #14 Notre Dame 54. Virginia (16-3) seems to have gotten back in synch after a little rough patch.
#13 Louisville 106, Pittsburgh 51. Impressive. Worst loss for Pittsburgh since 1905, when they lost to Westminster by a score of... wait for it... 106-13. It's also the biggest margin of victory in any ACC game since 1965.

#15 Wisconsin 82, Penn State 51.
#22 Maryland 67, Rutgers 55. Maryland (18-2, 6-1) stays tied with Wisconsin atop the B10.
#23 South Carolina 98, Auburn 69.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby TitanTarHeel » Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:37 pm

Commissioner wrote:
#20 Purdue 84, Michigan State 73. Caleb Swanigan, who, remember, originally committed to MSU, had 25 points and 17 rebounds as Purdue (17-4) pulled away in the second half. Sparty is 12-9 and not lookin' good for tournament bid.


Spartans just can't on track this year. Last night, Purdue's size was the difference as MSU big men couldn't keep up and as the stat line suggests Swanigan was a beast all night. MSU has a stagnant offense - alot of standing around waiting to get the ball to Bridges for him to do something. A bit surprised more guys haven't stepped forward, heck, just one other guy stepping forward would boost this team immensely. Izzo will have to work some magic over the next 6 weeks.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Thu Jan 26, 2017 1:13 am

Wednesday, January 25:

Non-Conference Opponents:
Georgia Tech 78, #6 Florida State 56 Go figure. The Seminoles (18-3) had won 14 of 15, and just finished winning 5 of 6 consecutive games against nationally ranked opponents. They really had a let-down tonight, as Tech (12-8) just pounded them in Atlanta. Tech led by 26 at halftime, and FSU coach Leonard Hamilton threw in the towel and was playing scrubs just 10 minutes into the game. Josh Okogie had 35 for Tech.

Illinois 76, Iowa 64. Illinois (13-8) built a big lead in the first half and held on in the second.

Fort Wayne 103, IUPUI 73. John Konchar scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Fort Wayne (15-7) snapped a three-game losing streak.

East Tennessee State 96, Samford 86 (2OT). Desonta Bradford scored 11 points in the second overtime period as ETSU (16-5) finally dispatched stubborn Samford (13-8). ETSU trails UNC-Greensboro by half a game in the Southern Conference.

New Hampshire 80, UMass-Lowell 71. Jaleen Smith and Tanner Leissner had 24 points each for New Hampshire (14-7).

Kalamazoo 58, Adrian 57. Adrian (7-11) had the ball and a five point lead with 9 seconds left to play, and managed to lose. First, they called a timeout when they were out of timeouts. Kalamazoo (6-11) hit the technical free throw, then made a 3 point shot, then drew a two shot off-the-ball foul with two seconds left, and made both free throws for the win.

Other Games:
Hope 87, Calvin 67. Hope crushed a subpar Calvin College squad in College Basketball's most intense rivalry. Actually, Hope is a bit sub-par this year, too, being unranked despite a 13-4 record (they are 28th in D-III in total votes received). Usually, both these teams will be nationally ranked. The game, played at Calvin, drew 3527.

#5 Baylor 65, Texas Tech 61.
USC 84, #8 UCLA 76. USC (18-4) gave up the game's first 8 points, but was pretty dominant from there on out. UCLA is 19-3.
#11 Butler 61, Seton Hall 54. Butler (18-3) moved into a tie for first with Villanova in the Big East.
Georgetown 71, #16 Creighton 51. With national assist leader Maurice Watson out for the second game after a season ending ACL tear, Creighton (18-3) was held to its lowest point total of the season and lost its second in a row. Georgetown is just 11-10.
#25 Florida 106, LSU 71.

Loyola 70, Bradley 50. Loyola is 15-7 overall, 5-4 in the MVC.
Furman 85, Western Carolina 37. The lopsided score caught my eye. Furman is 13-8.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Jan 27, 2017 12:29 am

Thursday, January 26:
The Horizon had no games tonight. It will enter the weekend ranked 18th in Conference RPI. Detroit is #267.

Non-Conference Opponents:
Manhattan 70, Niagara 69. Zane Waterman hit a pair of free throws to give Manhattan the lead with 15 seconds left, then drew a charge with 5 seconds left, allowing Manhattan (8-14) to escape with a win in Niagara Falls.

Western Kentucky 65, UTEP 62. These two are usually among the better mid-majors, but not this year. Western Kentucky is 10-11 after snapping a 4 game losing streak. UTEP is a dismal 5-14.

Southeast Missouri State 75, Murray State 74. Neither of these teams has an overall winning record, but they're tied for first in the OVC West after tonight's upset for SEMoSt. An 11-2 run gave Murray State (11-11) a 1 point lead with just over a minute to play. But SE Mo. St. (10-13) won it when Trey Kellum hit two free throws with 5 seconds left. Jonathan Stark led Murray State with 24 points.

Other Games:
Michigan 90, Indiana 60. A big win for Michigan, which the "bracketologist" Joe Lunardi had as one of the last 4 teams "in" the tournament this week. The Wolverines really played well--they looked like a final four team. The stats bear it out--they shot 63% from the field, committed just 6 turnovers and 12 personal fouls. Both teams are 14-7 overall, 4-4 in the Big 10.

#3 Gonzaga 79, San Diego 43. The Zags (21-0) keep rolling, and are poised to take over the top spot in next week's polls.
#7 Arizona 79, Washington State 62.
#9 North Carolina 91, Virginia Tech 72.
#19 Cincinnati 86, Xavier 78. Trevonn Bluett had 40 Xavier (14-6), but it wasn't enough as Cincinnati (18-2) wins the battle of Cincinnati.

Northwestern 73, Nebraska 61. Another step toward that elusive first NCAA bid for the Wildcats (17-4).
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:15 am

Friday, Jan. 27:

Horizon
Milwaukee 73, Detroit 69. We suck, a probably made a colossal mistake in our selection of a head coach (a move I favored at the time), compounded by signing him to a colossal contract that makes it impossible to change. But hopefully Skyler had a good time.

Green Bay 80, Oakland 72. Green Bay stayed a game behind Valpo by beating OU up at the McRena. The Phoenix never trailed, and now the Titans are all that stands between them and a perfect road trip to metro Detroit. Green Bay's big men, Karem Kanter and Kenneth Lowe, had double double-doubles, the former with 14 points and 15 rebounds, the latter with 14 and 10. For Oakland, Jalen Hayes had 23 points and 13 rebounds. Over his last 5 games, Hayes is averaging 20.6 points and 11 rebounds, but OU has lost 4 of the 5.

Valparaiso 70, Wright State 55. Valpo held the raiders to 34% shooting, ran up a big early lead, and won easily behind Alec Peters' 25 points and 14 rebounds.

Northern Kentucky 79, UIC 62. An important road win for Northern Kentucky. Coupled with OU's loss to Green Bay, it leaves OU, Wright State, and NKU tied for 3rd in conference at 5-4. NKU freshman Mason Faulkner had 19.

Other Games:
VCU 73, Dayton 68. Up by 10 with a minute to play, VCU held off a desperate Dayton rally in Richmond. JaQuan Lewis clinched the win by making 4 free throws in the final 14 seconds, including two with 4 seconds to play. Free throws! What a crazy idea! The win left the Rams and the Flyers tied for first with Richmond in the A10, just a half game ahead of St. Bonaventure and La Salle.

Harvard 77, Cornell 71. Harvard (11-5) is tied with Princeton for the early lead in the Ivy.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:52 am

Saturday, January 28:

Horizon:
Youngstown State 67, Cleveland State 64. CSU's loss moves the Titans a half game out of last place for 24 hours.

Non-Conference Opponents:
Syracuse 82, #6 Florida State 72. FSU (18-4) came through the toughest part of its schedule with flying colors, winning of 6 consecutive games against ranked opponents. Since then, they've lost two in a row, both by significant margins.

Penn State 71, Illinois 67. Penn State (12-10) led by 20 at the half, and held on to bury whatever slim hopes Illinois (13-9) had of an at-large bid.

Eastern Michigan 74, Miami U. 57. EMU won at Oxford for the first time in over 20 years behind 26 points and 20 rebounds by James Thompson. EMU is tied for first in the MAC West with Northern Illinois (see below) and Ball State, which beat Western Michigan today. Central Michigan and Toledo are a game back.

Northern Illinois 74, Toledo 72. Toledo cut a 9 point deficit with under three minutes to play to a point, but missed free throws for the win in the final seconds.

Ohio 96, Bowling Green 72. Ohio (13-6) made 18 threes in an easy win over BGSU (8-13).

Fort Wayne 87, Oral Roberts 83. One-time Titan commit Brent Calhoun scored 4 points in the final minute, including two free throws in the closing seconds to ice the victory, as Fort Wayne (16-7) nipped Oral Roberts (7-16) in Tulsa. Calhoun, a redshirt senior, finished with a career high 19 points.

East Tennessee State 76, Chattanooga 71. ETSU (17-5) moved a game up on Chattanooga (15-6) in the race for first in the Southern Conference.

Murray State 94, UT-Martin 86. The Racers (12-11) broke a tie with Tennessee-Martin (15-9) for first place in the OVC West by knocking off the Skyhawks in Murray. Terry Miller, doing his best impersonation of Racer great Jumpin' Joe Fulks, scored 30 for Murray State.

UMBC 105, New Hampshire 103 (2OT). The teams were tied at halftime, tied at the end of regulation, and tied at the end of the first OT, with UMBC (14-7) scoring the last bucket each time. Tanner Leisner scored 7 straight points to start the second OT, giving UNH (14-8) a 5 point lead, but the Wildcats couldn't hold it and finally went down to defeat. Leisner finished with 36 points in the loss.

Western Kentucky 81, UT-San Antonio 66. Justin Johnson had 21 points and 10 rebounds for WKU (11-11).

Canisius 78, Manhattan 64. Last place Manhattan (8-15) helps Canisius (13-9) snap a 3 game losing streak in the MAAC.

Olivet 58, Adrian 53. We'll always have Adrian. The Bulldogs (7-12) lost their 4th in a row tonight.

Other Games:
Central Michigan 105, Kent State 98 (OT). Marcus Keene, the nation's leading scorer, had 41 tonight for CMU, plus 10 rebounds.
Ball State 84, Western Michigan 78.

#2 Kansas 79, #4 Kentucky 73. The two all-time winningest schools squared off in a very good game, with the Jayhawks winning in Rupp Arena. Michigander Josh Jackson was the star with 20 points. Kansas (19-2) should be ranked #1, but it will probably fall to Gonzaga. Kentucky is 17-4.

#3 Gonzaga 96, Pepperdine 49. The Zags (22-0) remain the only unbeaten team, and hope their thrashing of Pepperdine (6-16) will move them to #1 after Villanova and Kansas both lost this week.

#5 Baylor 78, Mississippi 75.
Miami 77, #9 North Carolina 62.
Colorado 74, #10 Oregon 65. The Buffs (future home of Jermaine Jackson, Jr.?) snapped Oregon's 17 game winning streak, knocking the Ducks out of first place in the PAC 12.

Georgetown 85, #11 Butler 81. The Hoyas (12-10) beat a second consecutive ranked opponents, snapping Butler's 14 game home court winning streak in the process.

Georgia Tech 62, #14 Notre Dame 60. Tech (13-8) followed up its route of Florida State earlier in the week with a tight win over the Irish (17-5). Josh Okogie hit a layup off a fast break to win it at the buzzer.

#15 Wisconsin 61, Rutgers 54 (OT). The first place Badgers (18-3) had a surprisingly tough time with the last place Scarlett Knights (12-10).
#16 Creighton 83, DePaul 66. Need to stop a losing streak? Call DePaul. Crieghton (19-3) stops a two-game skid.
#17 Duke 85, Wake Forest 83. Duke (16-5) has struggled since Coach K went on the shelf. I'm not sure if a close, comeback win over Wake Forest (12-9) is a sign that they can win without K, or a sign of how weak they are without him.

#18 West Virginia 81, Texas A&M 77.
#22 Maryland 85, Minnesota 78. Minnesota (15-7) has lost 5 in a row since briefly cracking the Top 25 a couple weeks ago.
#23 South Carolina 63, Missouri 53.
#25 Florida 85, Oklahoma 52.

Nevada 82, New Mexico 65. Nevada (18-4) remains atop the Mountain West.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sun Jan 29, 2017 9:58 pm

Sunday, January 29:

Horizon:
Detroit 93, Green Bay 92. Bacari Alexander is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful Titan coach I've ever known in my life. Tip 'o the hat to Dre Black for his career day (hopefully only to date)--15 points (2-2 from three, 5-6 overall), 7 assists and a team high 5 rebounds. Titans stayed with it, press worked well. Creamed on the boards, but made up for it by forcing 21 turnovers.

Oakland 79, Milwaukee 70 (OT). Milwaukee (8-15, 4-6) rarely led, but they held on to the Grizzlies like a pit bull in bear fight through two halves of play. But OU (16-7, 6-4) held the Panthers without a bucket for the first 3:15 of the OT, and then went 8-8 from the line in the final 1:45 to claim the win. Jalen Hayes had another big game for OU with 22 points and 11 rebounds. Cody Wichmann led Milwaukee with 17 but was just 2-13 from behind the arc.

Valparaiso 65, Northern Kentucky 58. Valpo pulled away late for their 7th win in a row. Coupled with Green Bay's defeat, Valpo (18-4, 8-1) is 1.5 games up (2 in the loss column) on the Phoenix in the Horizon, and three up in the loss column on everyone else. Don't ink them in as the #1 seed quite yet, however. They play 6 of their last 9 on the road, including at 2nd place Green Bay, 3rd place Oakland, 4th place Wright State and 5th place NKU. In today's game, NKU outscored the Crusaders 20-7 in the last 4 minutes of the first half to erase a 14 point deficit, but Valpo opened the second half with a quick 8-0 run. The Norse (14-9, 5-5) got back to within two with four minutes left but couldn't finish the rally. If it makes anybody feel better, the Norse shot just 25% from the foul line today, although that was in just 8 attempts.

Wright State 88, UIC 86. UIC led most of the game, by as many as 12 at times, but Wright State (15-8, 6-4) finally overhauled the young Flames with about 5 minutes to play and held on despite missing 4 of 6 free throws in the final 20 seconds. Mark Alstork had 24 for the winners. Freshman Tarkus Ferguson just missed a triple double for UIC (11-11, 4-5), finishing with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 9 assists.

Other Games:
Michigan State 70, Michigan 62. Who'd have thought in November that this would have the feel of an NCAA play in game in late January? This was tight most of the way, with 12 lead changes and 8 ties, but a little 7-0 run gave the Spartans a 6 point lead with about 12 to play and they never trailed again. Michigan's leading scorer, Zak Irvin, was 0-8 from the floor, and UM shot just 34%. That was the difference. MSU is 13-9 overall, 5-4 in B10; UM is 14-8, 4-5.

#1 Villanova 61, #12 Virginia 59. Visiting Virginia (16-4) led by 13 with 13 to play, which is usually an insurmountable chasm against UVa's defense. But Villanova held the Cavaliers scoreless for about 5 minutes to take a 1 point lead. The two then traded baskets down the stretch. Josh Hart missed a layup but Donte DiVincenzo tipped in the rebound just before the buzzer and Nova held on. The Wildcats (20-2) lost their last game to Marquette. It has been 4 years since the lost two in a row.

#7 Arizona 77, Washington 66. Arizona won its 14th in a row and is the last unbeaten team in PAC 12 play.
#13 Louisville 85, NC State 60.
#19 Cincinnati 94, South Florida 53.
Nebraska 83, #20 Purdue 80. The Boilermakers (17-4 ,6-2) fell a game behind Wisconsin and Maryland in the B10 race, while Nebraska (10-11, 4-5) snapped a 5 game losing streak.
#24 Xavier 82, St. John's 77.

Northwestern 68, Indiana 55. With a 14-8 record (4-5 in conference), a #80 RPI, and a 5-7 record against Top 100 RPI teams, Indiana is in real serious jeopardy of not making the NCAA tournament. Hard to believe after that season opening win over Kansas. Meanwhile, Northwestern (18-4) is rapidly approaching "lock" status for a first-ever NCAA bid.

Iona 69, St. Peter's 66 (OT). Iona moved into a second place tie with St. Peter's in the MAAC, 1.5 behind Monmouth.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:22 pm

Quiet Monday, January 30:

Other Games
#21 Duke 84, #20 Notre Dame 74. Duke won back to back games for the first time in over three weeks, edging the Irish in South Bend.

Kennesaw State 54, NJIT 53. My guy Damon Lynn's effort to top Travis Bader's career mark for three pointers ended 4 games ago, when he went down with an ankle injury 4 minutes into a game with Florida Gulf Coast. Back when Travis Bader was setting the record for career three pointers, shattering JJ Reddick's mark by 47, a lot of folks were saying that his mark wouldn't be broken for years. So being me, I looked up who then playing might break it. My thinking is that when a pretty long-standing record is not just broken, but shattered, it often means that things have changed in the game and that we should expect higher numbers going forward. Back then Lynn was one of several freshmen on an early pace that would make it realistic to break Bader's career mark. I've kinda followed him since. Lynn was hampered in his quest by the fact that NJIT was an indy for a couple years, so he got no conference tournament games--overall, NJIT will play about 10 fewer games in Lynn's career than OU did in Bader's. Still, he was within reach--70 behind Bader with at least 11 games left to play (depending on their post-season performance) when he went down with the injury. As it is now, he ranks 5th all-time, needing 1 more to move into 4th. I don't know if he'll play again, but it's been a remarkable career. He's averaged 34 or more minutes every season, and until this had never missed a game. He has 2138 career points, and is the guy who put NJIT on the basketball map (such as it is), including 20 points in NJIT's win over #17 Michigan a couple years back. So tip of the hat to Damon Lynn.

Ferris State 98, Grand Valley State 73. First place Ferris State (18-3) hammered second place Grand Valley (13-8) in GLIAC action. The Bulldogs led by 25 at the break and didn't let up after.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby TitanTarHeel » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:19 am

I never would've thought a recap of the Kennesaw State vs NJIT showdown would get so much coverage on this board, but that just shows my foolish under-estimation of the Commish and his deep hoops knowledge (plus willingness to share with us).
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Wed Feb 01, 2017 1:37 am

Tuesday January 31:

Non-Conference Opponents:
#10 Wisconsin 57, Illinois 43. Wisconsin's smothering defense had this one locked down by halftime. Evan Happ had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Wisconsin (19-3). Illinois (13-10) has lost 5 of 6.

Kent State 70, Eastern Michigan 64. Kent State (12-10) scored the final 6 points, all on free throws, to knock off EMU (13-9) in Ypsi. The teams were within 4 points of one another for the final 30 minutes of the game.

Ball State 81, Toledo 80. Ball State took the lead with a 14-2 run midway through the second half, and held on as Toledo cut a 9 point lead to one in the final 2 minutes. Toledo (11-11) had the ball for the last shot and a chance to complete the comeback, but Jalean Sanford's shot with two seconds left was off the mark. Ball State (15-7) takes a 1 game lead over EMU and Northern Illinois--which lost tonight to Akron--in the MAC West.

Bowling Green 83, Miami 72. Wes Alcigaire had 25 points for Bowling Green (9-13).

Fairfield 78, Manhattan 49. To be clear, Fairfield (10-10) is a pretty mediocre team. Slaughtered Manhattan (8-16) tonight, though.

Other Games:
Western Michigan 90, Ohio 85.
Buffalo 101, Central Michigan 91. Braylon Rayson and Marcus Keene combined for 49 points, but it wasn't enough to offset CMU's porous defense. Blake Hamilton had 27 points, 11 rebounds, and 8 assists for Buffalo (10-12).

#7 West Virginia 85, Iowa State 72.
#8 Kentucky 90, Georgia 81 (OT). Michigander Yante Maten had 22 points for Georgia (13-9), but it's tough to win at Kentucky.
#12 North Carolina 80, Pittsburgh 78. In the ACC, last place Pitt gave 1st place UNC (20-4) a helluva scare down in Chapel Hill. Pitt (12-10) shot 56% and had a last gasp three for the win, but James Artis's shot was off.

#22 Creighton 76, #16 Butler 67. After stumbling in a couple games when point guard Maurice Watson was lost for the year, Creighton seems to have figured things out and gotten back on track with a win at Butler. Or maybe they were just hot. The Blue Jays (20-3) shot 62%--13 of 21--from three points to burn the Bulldogs (18-5).

#17 Maryland 77, Ohio State 71. Maryland (20-2) kept pace with Wisconsin atop the Big 10.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Thu Feb 02, 2017 12:53 am

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Non-Conference Opponents:
#15 Florida State 75, Miami 57. Florida State (19-4) snapped a two game losing streak. The Seminoles played another sluggish first half and trailed by 3 at the break, but held Miami (14-7) scoreless for nearly seven minutes in the second half to take charge.

Stony Brook 64, New Hampshire 61. Stony Brook (12-10) rallied from an 8 point halftime deficit. UNH falls to 14-9.

Alma 74, Adrian 70. Adrian lost its 5th straight.

Other Games:
#3 Kansas 73, #2 Baylor 68. In the day's marquee game, Kansas (20-2) went on a 14-0 run early the second half, reversing the score on Baylor, and went on to beat the Bears (20-2) in Lawrence. Josh Jackson had 23 points and 10 boards for KU. I expect him to transfer to Detmer next year.

#4 Villanova 66, Providence 57. I wish the pollsters would quit dinking around with Gonzaga and Baylor and realize that Kansas and 'Nova are the class of the nation, and losing a road game to WVU or Butler doesn't change that.

#9 Virginia 71, Virginia Tech 48. That Virginia defense is pretty good.

#11 UCLA 95, Washington State 79.
#14 Cincinnati 57, Tulsa 55. Cincy (20-2, 9-0) wins its 13th in a row, and stays a game up on SMU while pretty much knocking Tulsa (12-9, 6-3) out of the American Conference race.

#19 South Carolina 88, LSU 63.
#23 Purdue 80, #25 Northwestern 59. The Wildcats (18-5) get ranked for the 1st time in 7 years and for only the 2nd week since 1969, and immediately get hammered by Purdue (18-5). Well, it is damn tough to win in West Lafayette. Still, it wasn't much of a fight, with the Boilermakers leading by 22 at the half. Caleb Swanigan led the Boilermakers with 24 points and 16 rebounds.

Indiana 110, Penn State 102 (3OT). I didn't see this game, but I'll bet it was entertaining. Indiana tied it at the end of regulation on a couple of DeRon Davis free throws with 3 seconds left. Indiana tied it at the end of the first OT on a Josh Newkirk layup just ahead of the buzzer. IU opened a lead but the Nittany Lions went on a 7-1 run in the final minute and tied it with 4 seconds left. The Hoosiers (15-8) finally went on a 9-0 run in the third OT to put Penn State (12-11) away.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:05 am

Thursday, January 2:

Horizon:
Cleveland State 90, Detroit 73. CSU bettered its scoring average by 24 points. First half was OK, though.

Oakland 90, Youngstown State 76. Freshman Isaiah Brock had 16 points and 18 rebounds as Oakland (17-7, 7-4) pulled away in the second half at Youngstown State. Francisco Santiago had a career high 26, and Ypsilanti's Devon Haygood had career bests with 21 points and 9 rebounds for YSU (10-14, 4-7).

Valparaiso 71, Milwaukee 53. Valpo (19-4, 9-1) held Milwaukee (8-16, 4-7) to 19 first half points and won easily in Milwaukee. Alec Peters led all scorers with 22 points.

Green Bay 84, UIC 80. Green Bay (14-9, 8-3) rallied late at the Resch Center. The win keeps the Phoenix within hailing distance of Valparaiso, with the Crusaders playing the Resch on Saturday, where a Crusader win would just about clinch the regular season title. In tonight's game, Green Bay closed out the first half on a 21-5 run, undoing a 14 point UIC lead. UIC (11-12, 4-6) retook the lead early in the second half and extended it to 10 points midway through the half, but the Phoenix rallied again, with a 16-2 run to go up by 4. UIC stayed close by Green Bay went 8-8 from the line in the final minute to clinch the W.

Non-Conference Opponents:
Belmont 81, Murray State 69. OVC East leader Belmont (17-4) knocked off OVC West leader Murray State (12-12). The win was the 13th in a row for Belmont, leaving them unbeaten in conference play. Evan Bradds topped 20 points for the 9th straight game, finishing with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Bradds should set Belmont's single season scoring mark this year--at least for their D-I era, which began in 2000. The big forward led the nation last year in field goal percentage, is a career 67.1% shooter. Jonathan Stark had for Murray State.

East Tennessee State 81, VMI 71. TJ Cromer had 24 points as ETSU (18-5) , which trailed for all the first half, pulled away in the second.

Louisiana Tech 76, Western Kentucky 67. Tech (15-8) made 11 of 20 threes to down the Hilltoppers (11-12).

Other Basketball Games:
Michigan State 72, Nebraska 61.

#5 Arizona 71, Oregon State 54. Arizona (21-2) remains unbeaten in the PAC 12.
#24 Florida 93, Missouri 54.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Feb 04, 2017 12:02 am

Friday, February 3, a quiet Friday night in college hoops:

Some Games:
Central Michigan 86, Western Michigan 82. The Marcus Keene Show rolls on, with 35 points tonight. Western led its arch-rival 20-4 after just 7 minutes of play, and the Chips didn't cut the lead to single digits until the second half was halfway done, when Keene drilled a three to cut the margin to 7. CMU finally tied it on a trey by Braylon Rayson with 3 minutes left, and took their first lead about a minute later on a DaRohn Scott free throw. Western tied it, but Keene hit another 3 with 5 seconds left for the win, and the Chips then added a free throw for the final margin. Chippewa fans, I'm told, are furious that they have the nation's leading scorer. Obviously, they feel, the 15-8 Chips would be better off without him.

Rhode Island 70, Davidson 59. Michigander EC Matthews had 21 as Rhody (15-7) picked up an A10 road win.
Princeton 69, Dartmouth 64. Princeton (11-6) leads Harvard and Yale by half a game in the Ivy.
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Re: Pontiac Scoreboard

Postby Commissioner » Sat Feb 04, 2017 11:57 pm

Saturday, February 4:

Horizon:
Detroit 90, Youngstown State 80. The Titans seem to do better if I don't do a preview. I think that Cory Allen is going to be a pretty good player.

Oakland 53, Cleveland State 51. Oakland wins a tight one in Cleveland as Demonte Flannigan missed a layup at the buzzer that would have forced an OT. CSU weathered an early Oakland onslaught and came from 13 down to within a point at halftime. The second half featured 10 lead changes and 5 ties. OU is now 18-7 overall, 8-4 in the Horizon. Isaiah Brock had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Oakland. Flannigan finished with 16 points for CSU (7-17, 3-9).

Green Bay 86, Valparaiso 69. Valpo could have pretty much wrapped up the Horizon regular season race with a win over Green Bay, but the Phoenix had other plans. Playing at home, the Phoenix took the lead for good about 2 minutes into the game. Green Bay held Valpo without a field goal for nearly 4 and a half minutes stretching across the halftime break, opening a 14 point lead in the process. The lead got as high as 23 before the Crusaders finally mounted a too-little/too-late rally. Valpo got to within 10 with 2:38 to play, but Green Bay held the Crusaders scoreless the rest of the way. The Phoenix (15-9, 9-3) committed just 8 turnovers and dominated the boards, 53-32, to overcome a so-so shooting night (42% from the field, 68% from the line). Kerem Kanter led Green Bay with 17 points and 9 rebounds, while Alec Peters had 20 points for Valpo ((19-5, 9-2).

Northern Kentucky 83, Wright State 79. NKU (15-9, 6-5) rallied to win in Dayton behind Drew McDonald's 20 points. Mark Alstork had 27 for Wright State (15-9, 6-5).

UIC 105, Milwaukee 100 (OT). Milwaukee went to OT for the 4th time in 5 games. In a matchup of two of the youngest teams in the nation, freshman Tarkus Ferguson had 25 points and 11 assists for UIC (12-12, 5-6), and freshman Dominique Mathews added another 23 points, while Milwaukee (8-17, 4-8) got a career high 30 points from sophomore Brock Stull.

Non-Conference Opponents:
Minnesota 68, Illinois 59. The Gophers (16-7) stopped a 5 game losing streak with a win at Urbana.

Northern Illinois 81, Eastern Michigan 69. Northern Illinois won a showdown of first place teams in the MAC West. EMU (13-10) has been a disappointment this year.

Bowling Green 104, Toledo 100 (2OT). In the final minute of OT, Bowling Green's Zack Denny had 5 points, a steal, and a defensive rebound, and the Falcons won at the Stroh Center in Bowling Green. Denny finished with 28 points. Steve Taylor had 25 points and 13 rebounds for Toledo (11-12) but fouled out in regulation.

Denver 76, Fort Wayne 73 (OT). Denver's CJ Bobbitt had just 12 points, but made them count. Bobbitt's free throws in the final minute of regulation forced the OT, and Bobbitt then drained a game winning three at the buzzer for the win. John Konchar had 20 points and 13 rebounds in the loss.

Manhattan 68, Marist 67. Zane Waterman hit a game winning three with 12 seconds left for Manhattan (9-16). Waterman finished with 22 points.

Western Kentucky 64, Southern Mississippi 47. Pancake Thomas led the Hilltoppers (12-12) with 18.

Trine 65, Adrian 42. A little more of the sheen comes off that win over Adrian with every Bulldog loss.

Others:
Ohio State 70, Michigan 66. A very bad home loss for Michigan (14-9, 4-6), whose #80 RPI and 1-6 record against Top 50 teams doesn't scream out "NCAA Tournament."
Ferris State 82, Wayne State 65. Checking in on our D-II conquerors, Ferris State is 20-3 and leads the GLIAC. Wayne State is 12-8.

The Top 10 went 3-6 today:
#1 Gonzaga 90, Santa Clara 69.
Kansas State 56, #2 Baylor 54. Kansas State (16-7) had lost 3 straight and 5 of 7, but this win will be big if they're on the fence on selection Sunday. KSU led by 18 early in the second half but survived only when Baylor missed a jumper at the buzzer.

Iowa State 92, #3 Kansas 89 (OT). Iowa State rallied from a 14 point halftime deficit to stop Kansas's 51 game home court winning streak. The Cyclones (14-8) hit a school record 18 threes and forced 21 turnovers. Michigander Monte Morris hit two free throws with 8 seconds left in the OT to provide the margin of victory. Morris finished with 25, Deonte Burton had 22, and Nazareth Mitrou Long had 22 for Iowa State. Frank Mason had 32 for Kansas (20-3).

#4 Villanova 92, St. John's 79.
#13 Oregon 85, #5 Arizona 58. Oregon (21-3) crushes Arizona (21-3) up in Eugene to tie the Wildcats for 1st place in the PAC 12 at 10-1.
#6 Louisville 90, Boston College 67.
Oklahoma State 82, #7 West Virginia 75. Like clockwork, WVU (18-5) loses the moment you start to think they look like a potential Final 4 team. Oklahoma State is just 4-6 in the Big 12, 15-8 overall, but they've got a shiny #29 RPI and some good wins.

#24 Florida 88, #8 Kentucky 66. An impressive outing for Florida.
Syracuse 66, #9 Virginia 62. Syracuse entered the game at 14-9. That is the worst opening 23 game record of Boeheim's 41 seasons at the helm. Amazing.

#14 Cincinnati 82, Connecticut 68. Kyle Washington had 27 for the Bearcats (21-2).
#23 Purdue 73, #17 Maryland 72. Huge road win for Purdue, keeping them in the Big 10 race. It was a wild finish. Purdue took the lead on free throws with 2.1 seconds left. Maryland threw a long in-bounds pass, which Purdue's Isaac Haas intercepted near his own key. Haas then started to walk off the floor, and was called for traveling with 0.5 seconds left. Maryland got a good look off the in-bounds, but Kevin Huerter's three was off the rim.

#18 St. Mary's 71, San Diego 27. That's twenty-seven for San Diego--not a misprint. San Diego scored 9 in the first half.
#19 South Carolina 77, Georgia 75.
#21 Duke 72, Pittsburgh 64. Coach K is back. Duke wins.
Xaiver 82, #22 Creighton 80. Creighton (20-4) has lost 3 of 5 since Maurice Watson went down with an ACL tear. Watson had been leading the nation in assists.

Wichita State 86, Illinois State 45. The Shockers avenged an earlier loss at Illinois State, with style. The win left the Shockers (21-4) and Redbirds (19-5) tied atop the MVC at 11-1. Whoever doesn't win the Arch Madness looks like a bubble team on Selection Sunday, and not one that will sit comfortably. My guess would be Shockers in, Redbirds out.

New Mexico State 86, Chicago State 51. New Mexico State is 22-2. Haven't heard any more about them joining the Horizon. https://www.campuspressbox.com/2016/new ... onference/

Eastern Washington 130, Portland State 124. I hope you took the "over."
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