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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby NC Titan » Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:05 pm

Jan 4 -- Clemson 81, NC State 70
Jan 11 -- Clemson 79, UNC 76
Jan 14 -- Clemson 79, Duke 72

Suddenly our loss to Clemson doesn’t seem all that bad.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby Commissioner » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:51 am

Wednesday, January 15

Big upset night:

Some Games
#2 Baylor 68, Iowa State 55.

Alabama 83, #4 Auburn 64. Auburn's undefeated season ends with a thud.
#18 Seton Hall 78, #6 Butler 70.
#9 Florida State 54, Virginia 50. The Cavaliers (11-5) have lost 3 straight.
South Carolina 81, #10 Kentucky 78. South Carolina (9-7), loser to Boston U. and Stetson, takes out Kentucky (12-4).
Temple 65, #16 Wichita State 53. Auburn, Butler, and Wichita State had lost a combined total of two games before night, but were 0-3 tonight. Temple is struggling a bit this year, at 10-6 overall but 2-3 in the AAC.

Georgetown 83, #25 Creighton 80.
Ranked teams were 3-5 tonight.

Lafayette 71, Colgate 67. Outside the top 25, upsets continued. Patriot favorite Colgate, out to a 4-0 start in conference play, fell to Lafayette, which took the lead with 3 seconds to play.

Duquesne 58, Fordham 56 (OT). Fordham fell just shy in its upset bid. The Flash are 6-10 overall, 0-4 in the A10, to Duquesne's 15-2, 5-0.
Indiana State 65, Evansville 42. Evansville is 0-5 in MVC play. I had a dream in which they beat Kentucky, believe it or not.
Northern Iowa 88, Valpo 78. UNI has quietly put together a 15-2 record.
Marquette 85, Xavier 65.

Rutgers 59, Indiana 50. Rutgers (13-4, 4-2) continues to surprise.
Stanford 74, UCLA 59. The Bruins (8-9) lose to Stanford at Pauley Pavillion for the first time in 15 years.

Titan Opponents
NC State 80, Miami 63.
Notre Dame 78, Georgia Tech 74.
UC-Irvine 74, Cal State-Fullerton 61.

Mid-Major Win of the Day: Goes to Holy Cross, Their game with Army was cancelled, sparing the 2-15 Crusaders another loss.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby Commissioner » Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:08 am

Thursday, January 16

Horizon
Detroit 90, Milwaukee 84. Nice to see some poise after Davis went out with six minutes left and Milwaukee on a roll. DeAndre Abram had 26 for the Panthers, the third highest scoring game of his career. All three have been against the Titans.

Green Bay 73, Oakland 69. Rashad Williams was declared eligible by the NCAA before the game, was dropped into the starting lineup, and scored 16 points for OU. But he needed 20 shots to get there, and he had 5 turnovers. In the end, Green Bay *8-11, 3-3) won behind 22 points from freshman Amari Davis. Brad Brechting had 26 points and 14 rebounds for OU (7-12, 2-4). You wonder if OU should have just redshirted Williams at this point. The NCAA really screwed OU--not as bad as they screwed us, but bad. To have redshirted Williams would have been a neat way to tell the NCAA to stuff it.

Wright State 75, Cleveland State 62.

Northern Kentucky 88, Youngstown State 63. Tyler Sharpe had 33 for the Norse (13-6, 5-2). In his last 9 games, he has scored 30 or more points 5 times, and in single digits the other 4. YSU falls to 11-8 overall, 4-2 in conference.

And lo and behold, we're right back to Wright State in first, and NKU in second, just like the preseason predictions.

Other Titan Opponents
#1 Gonzaga 104, Santa Clara 54. Santa Clara came in with a gaudy 15-3 record, including non-conference wins over Cal and Washington State, but the Zags (19-1) made quick work of the Broncos. It was 58-22 at halftime.

Northeastern 79, Charleston 76. Jordan Roland had 33 points as Northeastern (10-8) knocked off Charleston. The little outburst lifted Roland back into the top 10 in the nation in scoring.

UT-Arlington 81, Louisiana 65.

Tennessee Tech 72, SIU-Edwardsville 69.

Other Games You Missed
Washington State 72, #8 Oregon 61.
#20 Colorado 68, Arizona State 61.
#22 Memphis 60, Cincinnati 49.

Mid-Major Win of the Day: William & Mary 77, Delaware 68. William & Mary are 6-0 in the CAA.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby Commissioner » Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:21 pm

Friday, January 17

Never much action on a Friday, but a super game between Dayton and St. Louis in the A10 and couple meaningful Big 10 matchups among last nights handful of games.

Dayton 78, St. Louis 76 (OT). Old Titan rival Dayton (16-2, 5-0) ties old Titan rival Duquesne atop the A10. St. Louis (14-4, 3-2) falls back. The Flyers won it on a Jalen Crutcher three at the buzzer. This came after Dayton rallied from 13 down in the final 7 minutes of regulation to force the extra period. What really cost St. Louis the game, though, was 20-37 free throw shooting. Both of the Flyers' losses this year are to ranked teams (Kansas and Colorado) on neutral floors, in overtime.

#15 Michigan State 67, Wisconsin 55. Cassius Winston had a subpar night with just 6 points and 4 assists for State (14-4), but it was still a big night--he set the All-time Big 10 record for career assists. That's a conference that has been around a long time and produced a lot of really good players. The record had been held by Spartan Mateen Cleaves. Congrats Cassius.

Iowa 90, #19 Michigan 83. Michigan's season is starting to come unraveled. The Wolverines (11-6) are 4-6 in their last 10, and have yet to win a true road game this year.

Mid Major Win of the Day. Wofford 66, Furman 52. The Terriers (12-7) upset the Southern Conference frontrunner (15-5).
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby Commissioner » Sun Jan 19, 2020 1:33 am

Saturday, January 18

Horizon
Green Bay 83, Detroit 80. This ain't horseshoes.

Milwaukee 73, Oakland 68. Te'Jon Lucas had 20 points and 7 assists as Milwaukee (9-10, 4-3) bounced back from Thursday's loss to the Titans.

Wright State 79, Youngstown State 72. Loudon Love had 21 points and 9 rebounds for first place Wright State (17-4, 7-1). YSU drop to 11-9 overall, 4-3 in conference.

Northern Kentucky 75, Cleveland State 49. NKU (14-6, 6-2) seems to have gotten its mojo back. After a couple of early conference losses, the Huskies have won 5 in a row, by 11, 16, 25, 25, and now 26 points. They're doing this with Dantez Walton still on the sidelines.

UIC 75, IUPUI 66. UIC (8-12, 3-4) wins behind 16 points and 9 assists from Tarkus Ferguson. Elijah Goss had 16 points and 15 rebounds for IUPUI (5-15, 1-6).

Titan Non-Conference Opponents
Ohio 60, Eastern Michigan 58. Eastern (10-8) coughed up a big early lead and falls to 0-5 in the MAC.

Western Michigan 67, Kent State 63. WMU (9-9) rallied from 10 down in the final 10 minutes. Kent drops to 13-5.

Toledo 99, Akron 89. Toledo's Marreon Jackson (36 points) outdueled Akron's Loren Jackson (33 points) and the Rockets scored a road win. For good measure, Toledo's Willie Jackson added 23 points and 12 rebounds. Akron's only previous losses had been at Louisville, at West Virginia, and to once-beaten Liberty.

#1 Gonzaga 92, BYU 69. The Jesuits may not have stopped the protestant heresy, but they've got too much for the Mormons. Gonzaga (20-1) pulled away from BYU (14-6) in the final 10 minutes.

North Carolina State 60, Clemson 54. NC State (13-5) looks like a decent bet to reach the NCAA tournament. Clemson (9-8), not so much.

UNC-Wilmington 76, Northeastern 74. Jordan Roland had 38 in a losing cause.

Fresno State 65, Wyoming 50.

UC-Irvine 69, UC-Riverside 53. Irvine (11-8) opens the Big West season with 3 straight wins. Ten Anteaters scored in this one.

Texas State 68, Louisiana 59.

Jacksonville State 64, SIU-Edwardsville 56.

Other Games
Buffalo 86, Central Michigan 67.

#2 Baylor 75, Oklahoma State 68.
#11 Louisville 79, #3 Duke 73.
Florida 69, #4 Auburn 47. Auburn loses its second in a row after opening the year with 15 wins.
DePaul 79, #5 Butler 66. DePaul's first win over a top 5 team since 2006.

#6 Kansas 66, Texas 57.
#7 San Diego State 68, Nevada 55. 19-0 for the Aztecs.
#8 Oregon 64, Washington 61 (OT). The Ducks (15-4) had to rally from a 16 point second half deficit.
#9 Florida State 83, Miami 79 (OT).
#10 Kentucky 73, Arkansas 66.

Kansas State 84, #12 West Virginia 68. Disappointing year for K State (8-9), but an impressive win today.
#14 Villanova 61, Connecticut 55.

Houston 65, #16 Wichita State 54. Wichita (15-3) loses its second in a row. Houston (14-4) moves into first in the AAC at 4-1.
#17 Maryland 57, Purdue 50. Purdue (10-8) was down 16 before the second TV timeout, and the deficit was too much to overcome in such a low scoring game.
#18 Seton Hall 82, St. John's 79. The Hall (14-4) came back from a 13 point halftime deficit, with Myles Powell scoring 29.
Penn State 90, #21 Ohio State 76.
Arizona 75, #20 Colorado 54. Apparently, Arizona (13-5) felt dissed to find themselves out of the top 25.

#23 Texas Tech 72, Iowa State 52.
#24 Illinois 75, Northwestern 71.
#25 Creighton 78, Providence 74. Creighton (14-5) overcame 36 points by the Friars' David Duke.

Pittsburgh 66, North Carolina 52. The Tarheels (8-9) haven't been below .500 this late in the season since 2002.
Marquette 84, Georgetown 80. Markus Howard, the nation's leading scorer, had 42 for Marquette (13-5).
Liberty 67, Lipscomb 60. Liberty is 19-1.

Mid Major Win of the Day: Radford 75, Presbyterian 64. Radford (10-7, 5-0) went on the road and won an early showdown for first in the Big South, knocking off the Blue Hose (7-11, 4-1). Cory Hightower had 13 points and 6 rebounds for the Blue Hose.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby Commissioner » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:23 am

Sunday, January 19

A Few Games On a Generally Dull Afternoon of College Hoops

Mid Major Win of the Day: Loyola 62, Illinois State 50. The Ramblers (13-6, 5-1) move into a tie for first in the MVC, with Northern Iowa.

Rutgers 64, Minnesota 56. Rutgers (14-4, 5-2) continues to play well, and is tied with Illinois for second in the B10, behind MSU. The Scarlet Knights haven't finished above .500 since Gary Waters' last season, 2006.

UCLA 50, California 40. The Bruins are 9-9 this year, and 19-19 since firing Steve Alford.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

Postby Commissioner » Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:03 am

Monday, January 20
Titan Opponents

North Carolina State 53, Virginia 51. NC State (14-5) won despite going over 10 minutes without scoring in the second half, during which they were 0-8 from the field with 5 turnovers. Virginia (12-6) loses for the 4th time in 5 games.

Other Games
#1 Baylor 61, Oklahoma 57. I'm proud of voters, who recognized that merely because Gonzaga ascended to #1 it didn't mean they merited the #1 ranking until they lost again. Not that Gonzaga isn't a super team, but Baylor's considerably tougher schedule merits the ranking.

#14 West Virginia 97, Texas 59.

Old Dominion 66, Charlotte 62.

Mid Major Win of the Day: Merrimack 72, St. Francis, Pa. 55. In its first season in D-1 transition, Merrimack has won 5 in a row. Yesterday's win completed a road sweep of Robert Morris and St. Francis, with whom Merrimack began the trip in a three way tie for first in the Northeast Conference. The win leaves Merrimack at 12-8 overall, 6-1 in conference. They have a win over a Big 10 team (Northwestern), and their overall record is padded by just one non-D1 win, a ridiculous 110-16 trouncing of little Lesley College, while playing 13 of their 18 games on the road. They have no player averaging double digits in scoring, but all five starters average between 7.0 and 9.9 points per game, and the first three off the bench average between 5 and 7 points per game. All 8 have led the team in scoring in at least one game--indeed, in Merrimack's first 6 games, it had 6 different players lead the team in scoring. Yes, the Northeast is one of the weakest conferences in the country, and Merrimack's overall SOS is just 300 (their NET ranking is 233). But it's not a bad start in D-1 for a little school no one has heard of, and which, though they had reached 3 straight D-2 tournaments, had never won more than 22 games in a season.
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Postby Commissioner » Thu Jan 23, 2020 11:00 am

Tuesday, January 21

Titan Opponents:
#4 San Diego State 72, Wyoming 55. Still unbeaten in San Diego.

Clemson 71, Wake Forest 68. Hunter Tyson led Clemson (10-8) with 21 points. The Tigers still have NCAA hopes.

Bowling Green 62, Eastern Michigan 59. EMU drops to 0-6 in conference. Detroiter Justin Turner had 25 for Bowling Green, which is tied with Akron atop the MAC.

Toledo 83, Ohio 74. Marreon Jackson had 29 points and 7 assists for Toledo (11-8), outdueling OU's Jason Preston, who had 27 and 7.

Northern Illinois 76, Kent State 69. Kent (13-6) loses its third in a row.

Other Games
Buffalo 90, Western Michigan 79.

#3 Kansas 81, Kansas State 60. Nasty finish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozUa9UA ... e=emb_logo
#8 Duke 89, Miami 59.
#9 Villanova 76, #13 Butler 61. Since reaching its highest ranking ever at #5 two week ago, Butler (15-4) has lost 3 straight.
#15 Kentucky 89, Georgia 79.
#17 Maryland 77, Northwestern 66.
TCU 65, #18 Texas Tech 54.
#21 Illinois 79, Purdue 62.
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Wednesday, January 22

Titan Opponents
Syracuse 84, Notre Dame 82. Notre Dame's last 7 games have been decided by 6 points of less, but their at-large hopes look pretty dim after losing for the 3rd time in 4 games. Syracuse's hopes are slim but looking up after a 4th straight win.

Long Beach State 63, UC-Irvine 56. Irvine (11-9) loses for the first time in Big West play.

Other Games
Penn State 72, Michigan 63. The Wolverines (11-7) have lost 4 of 5. They and Ohio State, two of the hottest teams in the early non-conference season, are now tied for 12th in the Big 10 at 2-5.

#6 Lousiville 68, Georgia Tech 64.
#7 Dayton 86, St. Bonaventure 60. This Dayton team is really good.
#10 Seton Hall 73, Providence 64. Seton Hall (15-4) has won 9 in a row.
#16 Auburn 80, South Carolina 67.
#19 Iowa 85, #24 Rutgers 80. Rutgers (14-5) was playing its first game as a ranked team since 1979. Coincidentally, that's also the last year the Titans were ranked. Is that depressing, or does it symbolize hope?

Mid-Major Win of the Day: Tulsa 80, #20 Memphis 40. Wow. The Hurricanes shot 50% against the nation's #1 team in field goal defense, held Memphis to 2-21 from three, forced 20 turnovers, and dominated from start to finish. Their 4th win in a row moved the Hurricane (13-6) into sole possession of first place in the American Conference. Tulsa is a small (about 3000 undergrads, 1000 grad students), religiously-affiliated (Presbyterian) university centered around a liberal arts core in a town without a sexy reputation. We were once in the MVC together. They wouldn't be a bad athletic model for us.

Creighton 83, DePaul 68.
Xavier 66, Georgetown 57. It seems like these two play each other every week, but I'm sure that's not the case.

Rhode Island 77, Duquesne 55. The Dukes (15-3) led by 8 at the half but were blown out by the host Rams (13-5) in the second period. The two teams are tied with Richmond for second place in the A10, behind Dayton. The Dukes' soft non-conference schedule makes it imperative that they win games like this to have any chance at an at-large bid.

Cincinnati 89, Temple 82.

Loyola 75, Indiana 55. The Ramblers (14-6 overall) lead the Valley at 6-1.

Drake 73, Evansville 50. The wheels have come off of the Evansville team that beat Kentucky earlier this year. Since closing out their non-conference season with a win over a solid Murray State team, the Aces (9-11) have opened the MVC season 0-7.
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Postby Commissioner » Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:28 am

Saturday, January 25

Horizon
A day of thrillers in the Horizon, with none more thrilling than the Titans last second win over UIC.

Detroit 70, UIC 69. Who is the last guy the Titans want taking the final shot with the game on the line? You might think it would be Alonde LeGrand, a 38% shooter who is last on the team in points per game and in points per minute of play, but apparently you'd be wrong. The Titans survived a 13 minute stretch, starting with a bit under 2 minutes left in the first half, in which they were outscored 32-6, including 7 minutes without a point and nearly 9 minutes without a field goal, then won it on the unlikely heroics of LeGrand.

IUPUI 89, Oakland 85. Detroit/UIC wasn't the only exciting finish in the HL today. Rashad Williams made a 4 point play to tie this one with 1:04 left in regulation, and neither scored again in regulation, though both teams missed chances to win it, with IUPUI's Jaylen Minnett missing a trey a the buzzer. IUPUI (2-7, 6-16) never trailed in the OT, but didn't clinch it until a Marcus Burke free throw with 4 seconds left. Burk finished with 39 and Minnett with 30. Xavier Hill-Mais led Oakland (2-7, 7-15) with 20.

Youngstown State 98, Green Bay 94. In another overtime game, YSU (5-4, 12-10) edged Green Bay (5-4, 10-12), clinching it on a pair of Darius Quisenberry free throws with 5 seconds remaining. Devin Morgan had his best game in 2 seasons as a Penguin, hitting 6 of 13 from three and finishing with 26 points and 4 assists. Quisenberry added 24. Jaylon McCloud had 30 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 assists for Green Bay.

Cleveland State 70, Milwaukee 53. The Vikings (4-5, 8-14) continued to beat expectations, rolling to a 22 point half time lead and coasting home. The Vikings held Milwaukee (5-4, 10-11) to 25% from the floor, shot 51% themselves, and dominated the boards 41-30.

Other Titan Opponents
#2 Gonzaga 92, Pacific 59. No sign of Khalil Chatman.

#5 Florida State 85, Notre Dame 84. Notre Dame (11-8) rallied from 14 down with under 8 minutes to play, but came up short, missing 4 shots on the game's final possession. FSU (17-2) has won 10 straight.

#6 Louisville 80, Clemson 62. Clemson is 10-9.

Georgia Tech 64, North Carolina State 58. NC State (14-6) can't afford to lose games like this if they hope to make the NCAA tournament.

Miami 73, Eastern Michigan 68. Eastern Michigan is 0-7 in the MAC. The Eagles went 10-3 against a very weak non-conference slate (including 4 wins over non-D1 teams). Score one for Coach Davis's scheduling up theory, about which I have expressed doubts.

Akron 88, Ohio U. 86. Loren Jackson had 35 for Akron (16-4), which is tied with Bowling Green atop the MAC East.
Bowling Green 85, Toledo 79. The Rockets drop to 11-9 overall, 3-4 in MAC play. This is the big rivalry game for these two schools.

UC-Irvine 74, Cal-Poly 67. Irvine (12-9) leads the Big West at 4-1 in conference.

Delaware 76, Northeastern 74. Northeastern's Jordan Roland had 27 points, which is pretty good, but Delaware's Nate Darling scored 28 in the second half alone as the Blue Hens (15-7) got the win.

Louisiana 81, Lousiana-Monroe 60. Louisiana-Monroe is still miffed that Louisiana-Lafayette (8-13) claimed the simple "Louisiana" brand.

Tennessee Martin 79, SIU-Edwardsville 75.

Other Games of Note
#21 Illinois 64, Michigan 62. UM (11-8) has lost 4 in a row.
Northern Illinois 58, Western Michigan 52. I wonder if Steve Hawkins is feeling some heat at WMU. The Broncos are 63-84 over the last 5 years, with just winning season.
Central Michigan 71, Ball State 66.

#1 Baylor 72, Florida 61.
#3 Kansas 74, Tennessee 68. Kansas will be short-handed for a while.
#7 Dayton 87, Richmond 79. Dayton (18-2) looks untouchable in the A10.
#9 Villanova 64, Providence 60.
#14 West Virginia 74, Missouri 51.
#15 Kentucky 76, #18 Texas Tech 74 (OT).
#16 Auburn 80, Iowa State 76.
SMU 74, #20 Memphis 70.
Arizona State 66, #22 Arizona 65. The Sun Devils (12-7) trailed by 19 in the first half.
#23 Colorado 76, Washington 62.
#24 Rutgers 75, Nebraska 72.

LSU 69, Texas 67.
Massachusetts 73, Duquesne 64. The Dukes (15-4) have lost two straight and appear ready to fade after a soft non-conference schedule and a favorable early A10 schedule.

Army 73, Navy 66. This ain't football, but it's still a big game.
St. John's 79, DePaul 66. After a very good non-conference season, DePaul (13-7) is now 1-6 in the Big East.
Rhode Island 81, St. Bonaventure 75. Fatts Russell led Rhody with 29. We need more guys with names like Fatts.

Stetson 48, Liberty 43. A week ago, it was thought that once-beaten Liberty (19-3) might not lose again this season in the weak Atlantic Sun Conference, but they've now dropped two straight.
Austin Peay 86, Belmont 78. Peay is 8-0 in the OVC.
Mid-Major Win of the Day: Penn 66, Temple 59. Big 5 win for the Quakers ((8-7).
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January 31, 2020

Horizon
Oakland 77, Detroit 64. Well, Rashad Williams found his stroke in game 5 of his return. Oakland has led the Titans for the last 1:56:58 of our games. I asked before the game if this was a rivalry or not. I guess not.

Wright State 65, Milwaukee 61. Loudon Love was disqualified for a flagrant foul with about 9 minutes to play, and MIlwaukee (10-12, 5-5) immediately went on a little 11-2 run to take a two point lead with just under 7 minutes left. But the Raiders (19-4, 9-1) stabilized things and held on. Love had 16 points and 13 rebounds before his disqualification.

Northern Kentucky 71, Green Bay 62. Dantez Walton returned to action with 15 points and 10 rebounds for NKU (15-7, 7-3). NKU is 2 games back of Wright State and the only team that might realistically catch the Raiders.

Other Titan Opponents:
Kent State 68, Akron 67. Akron scored six straight to take the lead with 30 seconds to play, but Kent scored on its final possession and Akron missed a desperation three at the buzzer. Both teams are 16-6, tied for second in the MAC East at 6-3. Detroiter Danny Pippen led the Flash with 20 points and 12 rebounds.

Other Games
Bowling Green 78, Buffalo 77. Bowling Green leads the MAC East at 8-1, 17-5 overall, after escaping with a W in Buffalo.

Siena 87, Iona 74. The Gaels (5-11) are looking at their first losing season since 2009.

Yale 93, Columbia 62.
Princeton 66, Dartmouth 44.
Penn 75, Harvard 72. Harvard falls a game behind Yale and Princeton in the Ivy race.

Mid-Major Win of the Day:[/i] Rhode Island 87, VCU 75. Rhode Island (16-5) easily wins a battle for second place in the A10. With Fatts Russell scoring 30 points, the Rams led by as much as 27 in the first half and were never really threatened.
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Saturday, February 1

Horizon
UIC 64, Cleveland State 62. Marcus Ottey tied it with a three with 37 seconds remaining, then won it with a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left. Tarkus Ferguson had 20 points for UIC (11-13, 6-5). Cleveland State (9-15, 5-6) stayed in the game thanks to 20 UIC turnovers and a big edge in free throws (23-34 to 13-19).

Youngstown State 91, IUPUI 76. The Penguins (13-11, 6-5) shot 55% and never trailed against the Jags (6-18, 2-9).

Other Titan Opponents
Eastern Michigan 61, Toledo 57. Eastern (11-10) finally breaks into the win column in MAC play, stopping a 7-game losing streak. Slumping Toledo is 11-11.

Ball State 65, Ohio U. 54. The original OU (10-12) has lost 6 of 7.

Notre Dame 80, Georgia Tech 72. John Mooney, perhaps my favorite non-Titan in D1, had 28 points and 10 rebounds as the Irish won in South Bend. It was Mooney's 17th double-double of the season, and moved him past 1000 career points.

#14 Louisville 77, North Carolina State 57. NC State falls to 14-8. Louisville (19-3) leads the ACC by a game and a half over Florida State.

Wake Forest 56, Clemson 44. These two shot 32% from the floor and 24% from three. This was Clemson's lowest point total since 2015.

#2 Gonzaga 83, San Francisco 79. San Francisco (16-8) led by as many as 12 early and didn't relinquish the lead until under 9 minutes were left to play. From there it was a back and forth dual, with the Dons holding their last lead until the 1:33 mark. Filip Petrosov had 23 points and 11 boards for Gonzaga (23-1), which has won 15 in a row.

Elon 74, Northeastern 69. Jordan Roland, the nation's #4 scorer, had 19. Not enough for Northeastern (11-12).

Murray State 74, SIU-Edwardsville 55. SIU-E is 5-18.

Texas State 71, Louisiana 66.

Wyoming 71, San Jose State 66. The Cowboys (6-17) break an 8 game losing streak.

Cal-Irvine 91, Cal State-Fullerton 61.

Other Games
Wisconsin 64, #14 Michigan State 63. State (16-6) trailed by 16 at the half and 18 early in the second half. The Spartans used a 17-2 run to get back into it, but never took the lead. The loss drops State a half game behind Illinois in the Big 10 race, while Wisconsin (13-9) gets a big chit in its at-large resume.

Michigan 69, #25 Rutgers 63. Sophomore Brandon Johns had his first 20 point game for Michigan (13-8).
Central Michigan 85, Western Michigan 78.

#1 Baylor 68, TCU 52. 18 straight for top-ranked Baylor.
#3 Kansas 78, Texas Tech 75.
#4 San Diego State 80, Utah State 68. San Diego State passes another major hurdle in its quest for an unbeaten regular season. The Aztecs (23-0) trailed by 10 at halftime but won going away. Utah State is 17-7.

#5 Florida State 74, Virginia Tech 63.
#7 Dayton 70, Fordham 56. 11 straight for Dayton (20-2).
Creighton 76, #8 Villanova 61. The Blue Jays (17-5) were looking real good for the NCAAs before today, but this doesn't hurt.
#9 Duke 97, Syracuse 88.
Xavier 74, #10 Seton Hall 62. Xavier (14-8) badly needed a win like this for their at-large hopes. The Musketeers go on the road to hand the Hall its first Big East defeat of the year. Soundly, at that.

Stanford 70, #11 Oregon 60.
#12 West Virginia 66, Kansas State 57.
#17 Auburn 75, #13 Kentucky 66. Big win for Auburn (18-2) to stay in SEC race.
Providence 65, #16 Butler 61. Luane Pipkins went 6-6 from the foul line in the final minute to preserve the win for the Friars (12-10).

#20 Colorado 78, USC 57.
Cincinnati 64, #21 Houston 62. Cincinnati (14-7) rallied from 15 down in the second half to win.
#22 LSU 73, Mississippi 63.
#24 Penn State 76, Nebraska 64.

Mid-Major Win of the Day: Tulsa 54, #23 Wichita State 51. Elijah Joiner's 3 pointer with 1 second left put Tulsa (15-6) into sole possession of first in the American Conference.

Loyola 62, Bradley 51.
Marquette 76, DePaul 72. After a promising start, DePaul (13-9) is in its usual spot at the bottom of the Big East. Markus Howard had 31 for Marquette (16-6).
Ohio State 68, Indiana 59.
Boston College 71, North Carolina 70. In Chapel Hill, no less!

East Tennessee State 82, UNC-Greensboro 65. ETSU (19-4) ties Furman atop the Southern Conference, while UNC-G (17-6) falls a game back.
BYU 81, St. Mary's 79.

Stephen F. Austin 81, Sam Houston State 76. This game was for first place in the Southland Conference. Despite their win over Duke and glittering 19-3 record, SFA's schedule is too weak to get them an at-large bid. Sam Houston (15-7), their next best win, has a NET rank of 184.

Hampton 87, Presbyterian 81 (OT). Jermaine Morrow scored 17 points on free throws and Hampton (10-11) won in overtime. Cory Hightower had 14 for Presbyterian.
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Sunday, February 2

Horizon
Green Bay 92, Wright State 89. To be honest, I was hoping WSU (19-5, 9-2) would run the table, which would likely have earned them a #12 or even #11 seed. But 'twas not to be. In a generally intense but sloppy game plagued by fouls and turnovers, Green Bay (11-13, 6-5) managed to shoot over 50% from the floor to get the win. The outcome wasn't determined until Cole Gentry missed a three at the buzzer. This is also your mid-major win of the day.

Northern Kentucky 65, Milwaukee 56. NKU (16-7, 8-3) closes to within a game of Wright State.

Other Games
#18 Iowa 72, #19 Illinois 65. The top of the Big 10 is tight, with Illinois (16-6) and MSU now tied for first, and Maryland (half-game back) and Rutgers and Iowa (full game back) right behind.

Georgetown 73, St. John's 72.
Monmouth 90, Rider 84. Monmouth (13-8) leads the MAAC.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Titan Opponents
Eastern Michigan 66, Buffalo 62. EMU (12-10) wins its second in the MAC. Buffalo's rein at the top is over.
Northern Illinois 66, Toledo 61.
Ball State 64, Kent State 52.
Boise State 67, Wyoming 62.

Other Games
#22 Penn State 75, #16 Michigan State 70. 25 points and 9 assists from Cassius Winston wasn't enough for Sparty, which has lost 2 in a row and now has to play at Michigan, at Illinois, and against Maryland.

Ohio State 61, Michigan 58. These two looked like Final 4 clubs in December, but both are below .500 in Big 10 play.
Western Michigan 64, Miami 60.
Mid-Major Win of the Day: Central Michigan 92, Bowling Green 82. The Chips (13-8) move into first place in the MAC West with over Bowling Green (17-6), the MAC East leader. Dallas Morgan led the way with 29 points.

#2 Duke 63, Boston College 55.
#9 Maryland 56, Rutgers 51.
#15 Kentucky 80, Mississippi State 72.
#11 Auburn 79, Arkansas 76 (OT).

Xavier 67, DePaul 59.
Texas Tech 69, Oklahoma 61.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

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Sunday, February 9

Titan Opponents
Notre Dame 61, Clemson 57. Notre Dame (15-8) has a NET rank of 56. They could still nab an NCAA win with a strong finish, but they'll have to play better than they have so far, including a win in at least one of their next two games, at Virginia and at Duke. Right now their only Quad 1 win is a one-point victory at Syracuse. Clemson (11-12) needs a strong finish just to make the NIT.

Other Games
Marquette 76, #19 Butler 57.
#25 Houston 76, Wichita State 43. The Shockers (17-6) are fading fast, with 5 losses in their last 7 games. Houston takes sole possession of first in the AAC with Cincinnati's loss.

Connecticut 72, Cincinnati 71 (OT).
Wisconsin 70, Ohio State 57.

Bradley 69, Evansville 58. Evansville is 0-12 in MVC.
Loyola 70, Valparaiso 68.

Mid-Major Win of the Day: St. Peter's 81, Monmouth 69. St. Peter's (11-11) dropped 52 points on Monmouth in the second half for a come-from-behind win. The road victory puts the Peacocks in first at 8-5 in the MAAC, a half game up on Monmouth.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

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Monday, February 10

Some Big Big Games
#1 Baylor 52, Texas 45.
#7 Duke 70, #8 Florida State 65.
#24 Texas Tech 88, TCU 42.

Mississippi Valley State 67, Alabama A&M 61. Lindsey Hunter's squad gets just its 2nd win of the year.
Portland State 83, Northern Colorado 81. Lamar Hamrick had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Portland State (12-13).

Mid-Major Win of the Day: Radford 81, Winthrop 77. The Highlanders went into to Rock Hill, South Carolina (that's where Winthrop is located) to snap Winthrop's 14 game winning streak. Radford built a 27 point lead in the second half, and then watched the Eagles cut it to just two points--and holding the ball--with 20 seconds left. But the defense held and Radford's Davontae Holland hit a pair free throws to seal the win. The victory keeps Radford in the Big South title race at 16-9 overall, 10-2 in conference. First place Winthrop is 18-8, 12-1.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

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Wednesday, February 12

Titan Opponents
Clemson 72, Pittsburgh 52.
UC-Irvine 63, UC-Riverside 59. Riverside (14-12) held Irvine scoreless for the first 7 plus minutes of the second half, and to just 4 points in the first 14 minutes of the half. That enabled the Highlanders to swing a 9 point halftime deficit to a 9 point lead. But the Anteaters (16-10) closed on a 19-6 run, including 15 straight points between the 4 minute mark and the game's final 10 seconds.

Other Games for Insomniacs
Michigan 79, Northwestern 54.

#3 Kansas 58, #14 West Virginia 49. The Jayhawks (21-3) held WVU (18-6) to 19 second half points in a come-from-behind win.
Georgia Tech 64, #5 Louisville 58. Tech (12-13) never trailed in a big upset.
#23 Creighton 87, #10 Seton Hall 82. Seton Hall (18-6) is still up two games over second place Creighton (19-6) in the Big East.
#11 Auburn 95, Alabama 91 (OT). Big rivalry win.
#15 Villanova 72, #18 Marquette 71. Trailing by 16 in the second half, Marquette ((17-7) launched a furious rally that fell just short.

#19 Butler 66, Xavier 61. Our old MCC rivals. "You want me to act like we've never kissed, You want me to forget, Pretend we've never met, And I've tried and I've tried, But I haven't yet, You walk by and I fall to pieces."
#20 Houston 62, South Florida 58.

Ohio State 72, Rutgers 66.
Loyola 73, Evansville 66.
Mid-Major Win of the Day: George Mason 72, VCU 67. Nice win for the Patriots (14-10).
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Thursday, February 13

Horizon
Youngstown State 76, Detroit 72. The talented Titans' comeback fell short as Darius Quisenberry sank 4 free throws in the final seconds. The Titans never led. AD, now the nation's #6 scorer, had his best game of the year, and Marquis Moore came out hibernation, so that was good.

Oakland 79, Cleveland State 74. Detroit and Oakland are now tied for 8th place in the Horizon, though Oakland holds the tie-breaker by virtue of a pair of wins over the Titans, so we're really in 9th.

Titan Opponents
Northeastern 71, UNC-Wilmington 63. Jordan Roland, the nation's #5 scorer, had 27 points for Northeastern (12-13).

South Alabama 78, Louisiana 75.
SIU-Edwardsville 76, Eastern Illinois 74. Brandon Jackson scored on a dunk with two seconds left, enabling SIUE (6-19) to hold off a late EIU rally.

Other Games
#17 Oregon 68, #16 Colorado 60.
Indiana 89, #21 Iowa 77. The Hoosiers (16-8) overcame 38 points from Luke Garza, the nation's #4 scorer.

Cincinnati 92, Memphis 86 (OT).

Texas San Antonio 72, Marshall 63. Jhivvan Jackson, the nation's #2 scorer, had 25 points and 10 rebounds for UTSA (11-14).
Campbell 75, Hampton 49. The nation's #3 scorer, Jermaine Morrow, scored 22 of Hampton's 49 points.
San Francisco 70, Santa Clara 61.

Mid-Major Win of the Day: Austin Peay 71, Murray State 68. Let's go Peay! The Governors (17-9) won a thriller to move into a tie with the Racers (18-7) atop the OVC.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

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Friday, February 14

Horizon
Wright State 75, UIC 58. Loudon Love had a big game ( ) and Wright State (22-5, 12-2) remained in sole possession of first in the Horizon. UIC (12-15, 7-7) drops into the bottom half of the league standings. Somebody gave Wright State a vote in this week's AP Top 25 poll.

Northern Kentucky 84, IUPUI 70. Jalen Tate had 31 points as NKU (19-7, 11-3) stayed on the heels of Wright State. Marcus Burk had 30 for IUPUI (6-21, 2-12).

Other Titan Opponents
Buffalo 83, Toledo 67. I don't think many people expected to see Toledo stumbling along at 4-9 in the MAC, 12-14 overall. Buffalo is 16-9--down from the last few years, but not bad.

A Selection of Other Friday Night Games
Akron 80, Central Michigan 67. Akron (19-6) is tied with Bowling Green atop the MAC East.
South Dakota State 90, Denver 78. Ade Murkey's 42 point, 11 rebound game for Denver is worth mentioning. But Denver (5-21) is in last place in the Summit, and SD State (19-8) is in first.

MidMajor Win of the Day: Yale 88, Princeton 64. Visiting Yale (18-5, 6-1) thrashed Princeton (10-10, 5-2) in a battle for first place in the Ivy.
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Re: 2019-2020 Scoreboard sponsored by Nash Rambler

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Saturday, February 15

Horizon
Cleveland State 67, Detroit 66. What's there to say about another loss? That the Titans, 6-21 record aside, are really talented, and the record is deceiving? We'll get 'em next year? You saw the shot late in the first half when the ball just deflected off Al Eichelberger's hand and went through the hoop? That doesn't go in, Titans win in regulation. There are individuals. Antoine Davis failed to hit a three for the first time in his collegiate career, but he did score 17 points, passing Brian Humes and Chase Simon to move into 20th all-time on the Titan point registry. Chris Brandon had 17 rebounds and played his usual strong floor game, but sadly, he's not the guy you want on the line with the game on the line. Chris is averaging 11.6 rebounds per game over the last 16 games. Marquis Moore had the first 20 point game of his career. I don't know why he chose to take the first two weeks of February off, but he's played well the last two games. Boe Nguidjol was back in the action.

Oakland 72, Youngstown State 64. Xavier Hill-Mais had 20 points and 11 rebounds. OU (10-17, 5-9) moves back past the Titans in the conference standings. YSU (15-12, 8-6) stays in third despite the loss.

Green Bay 94, Milwaukee 90. Freshman Amari Davis had 28 for Green Bay (13-14, 8-6).

Other Titan Opponents
#7 Duke 94, Notre Dame 60. Notre Dame (15-10) to the NIT.
Clemson 77, #5 Louisville 62. Whoa! Clemson (13-12) held Louisville (21-5) to 14 points in the first half. The loss snapped a 10-game Louisville winning streak. Four of Clemson's final 5 games are against ACC second division teams Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Boston College (although three are on the road), plus a home game with Florida State. Remember, the Tigers have a win over Duke on the resume, too. A good finish and they could yet sneak in to the NCAAs.

#2 Gonzaga 89, Pepperdine 77.

Eastern Michigan 69, Western Michigan 51. I wonder if longtime Broncos' coach Steve Hawkins is on the hot seat. Western is 11-14 this year, 65-88 over the last 5 years, 33-50 in the MAC. Eastern is 14-11.
Kent State 87, Ohio 72. The Flash (17-8) made 17 of 31 from three point land.

Colorado State 77, Wyoming 70.
Northeastern 65, Charleston 51. Northeastern is 13-13.
Louisiana 81, Troy 77.
UC-Irvine 70, Hawaii 63.
Southeast Missouri State 75, SIU-Edwardsville 71.

Some Other Games
#9 Maryland 67, Michigan State 60. Turning into a real disappointing season for the Spartans (17-9).

#1 Baylor 70, #14 West Virginia 59. These two will square off again in Morgantown in the regular season finale.
#3 Kansas 87, Oklahoma 70.
#6 Dayton 71, Massachusetts 63.
#8 Florida State 80, Syracuse 77. The Seminoles (21-4) have won 20 straight at home.
Providence 74, #10 Seton Hall 71. It looked like Seton Hall (18-7) was going to run away with the Big East, but they've now lost 2 in a row and 3 of 5. Still lead Creighton by a game.

Missouri 85, #11 Auburn 73.
#12 Kentucky 67, Mississippi 62.
#13 Penn State 77, Northwestern 61.
#16 Colorado 69, Oregon State 47.
Georgetown 73, #19 Butler 66.
SMU 73, #20 Houston 72 (OT).
Rutgers 72, #22 Illinois 57.
#23 Creighton 93, DePaul 64.
Oklahoma State 73, #24 Texas Tech 70.
Alabama 88, #25 LSU 82.

Ohio State 68, Purdue 52. OSU solidifies, Purdue liquifies their respective NCAA at-large chances.
Virginia 64, North Carolina 62.
Mississippi State 78, Arkansas 77. A tip-in at the buzzer won it for Mississippi State (16-9). Mason Jones had 38 points for Arkansas, 18 of them of free throws. As it stands now, this loss likely knocks the Razorbacks (16-9) out of the bracket, but doesn't get the Bulldogs in.

Mid-Major Win of the Day: Loyola 82, Northern Iowa 73 (OT). Loyola opened the overtime with an 11-0 run. The win moves the Ramblers (18-9) to within a game of first place UNI (22-4) in the MVC.
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