Dayton routs VCU with one of best offensive performances in school history

Published: Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 7:55 PM

Highlights: Jordan Davis gets Dayton off to fast start vs. VCU

Joey Gruden capped one of the greatest offensive performances by the Dayton Flyers in school history with a 3-pointer, the first of his career, in the final minute as UD routed VCU 106-79 on Friday at UD Arena.

Dayton set a school record for points scored in the first half, building a 66-41 halftime lead and then coasted in the second half.

The previous record of 65 points was set on March 3, 1990, against Xavier. The record for points scored in any half is 74 (against Ashland in 1979).

Darrell Davis led the Flyers with 28 points. Jordan Davis had 21. Trey Landers scored 15. Josh Cunningham 13. Jalen Crutcher scored 12.

Dayton improved to 9-8 and 3-2 in the Atlantic 10. It won a second game in a row for the first time this season and for the first time last March when it beat VCU on Senior Night for a ninth straight victory.

FIRST-HALF RECAP

Star of the half: Darrell Davis scored 21 points, making 7 of 7 shots from the field, 3 of 3 3-pointers and 4 of 4 free throws. He even had a 4-point play.

Big start: Jordan Davis scored 11 of his 13 points in the first four minutes.

Key stat: Dayton made 12 of 18 3-pointers (66.7 percent).

More amazing stats: Dayton made 24 of 35 field goals and 6 of 6 free throws. ... Jalen Crutcher scored 9 points on 3-of-4 shooting. ... Dayton committed only four turnovers. ... VCU trailed by 25 at halftime despite shooting 47.1 percent from the floor.

Lineup news: Kostas Antetokounmpo won’t play Friday because he’s sick. He’s at the arena but not on the bench.

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Olympics Hockey: Schedule, scores, standings, results for Saturday (02/17/2018)

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 AM

Olympics Hockey 2018 continues Saturday, Feb. 17. Get the full schedule, scores, standings and results for Saturday below.

USA men’s hockey lost to the Olympic Athletes from Russia on Saturday morning.

Olympics Hockey: Schedule, scores for Saturday

Saturday, February 17

LIVE SCORES

  • Men’s hockey: Switzerland 8, South Korea 0
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Finland 7, Sweden 2
  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 4, USA 0
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, Slovakia 2 (shootout)
  • Men’s hockey: Germany 2, Norway 1 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Korea 0

Olympic Men’s Hockey: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Czech Republic 1 1 0 0 5 3 +2 5 Quarterfinals
2 Canada 1 0 1 0 7 4 +3 4 Possible quarterfinals
3 Switzerland 1 0 0 1 9 5 +4 3 Qualification playoffs
4 South Korea 0 0 0 2 1 10 -9 0 Qualification playoffs

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Olympic Athletes from Russia 2 0 0 1 14 5 +9 6  Quarterfinals
2 Slovenia 0 2 0 1 8 12 -4 4 Possible quarterfinals
3 USA 1 0 1 1 4 8 -4 4 Qualification playoffs
4 Slovakia 1 0 1 1 6 7 -1 4 Qualification playoffs

Group C

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Finland 2 0 0 0 10 3 +7 6  Quarterfinals
2 Sweden 2 0 0 0 5 0 +5 6 Possible quarterfinals
3 Germany 0 1 0 2 4 7 -3 2 Qualification playoffs
4 Norway 0 0 1 2 2 11 -9 1 Qualification playoffs

Olympic Women’s Hockey: Standings

PRELIMINARY ROUND

Group A

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Canada 3 0 0 0 11 2 +9 9 Semifinals
2 USA 2 0 0 1 9 3 +6 6 Semifinals
3 Finland 1 0 0 2 7 8 -1 3 Quarterfinals
4 Olympic Athletes from Russia 0 0 0 3 1 15 -14 0 Quarterfinals

Group B

Pos. Team W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts. Qualification
1 Switzerland 3 0 0 0 13 2 +11 9 Quarterfinals
2 Sweden 2 0 0 1 11 3 +8 6 Quarterfinals
3 Japan 1 0 0 2 6 6 0 3 Classification
4 Korea 0 0 0 3 1 20 -19 0 Classification

Olympics Hockey: Scores, results

Saturday, February 10

  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 2, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 8, Korea 0

Saturday, February 11

  • Women’s hockey: USA 3, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0

Monday, February 12

  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 3, Japan 1
  • Women’s hockey: Sweden 8, Korea 0

Tuesday, February 13

  • Women’s hockey: Canada 4, Finland 1
  • Women’s hockey: USA 5, Olympic Athletes from Russia 0
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Sweden 1

Wednesday, February 14

  • Women’s hockey: Japan 4, Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Slovakia 3, Olympic Athletes from Russia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, USA 2 (OT)
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Germany 2
  • Women’s hockey: Canada 2, USA 1

Thursday, February 15

  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 4, Norway 0
  • Women’s hockey: Finland 5, Olympics Athletes from Russia 1
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 2, South Korea 1
  • Men’s hockey: Canada 5, Switzerland 1
  • Men’s hockey: USA 2, Slovakia 1

Friday, February 16

  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 8, Slovenia 2
  • Men’s hockey: Finland 5, Norway 1
  • Men’s hockey: Sweden 1, Germany 0
  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic 3, Canada 2 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Olympic Athletes from Russia 6, Switzerland 2

Saturday, February 17

  • Men’s hockey: Switzerland 8, South Korea 0
  • Women’s hockey quarterfinal: Finland 7, Sweden 2
  • Men’s hockey: Olympic Athletes from Russia 4, USA 0
  • Men’s hockey: Slovenia 3, Slovakia 2 (shootout)
  • Men’s hockey: Germany 2, Norway 1 (shootout)
  • Women’s hockey: Switzerland 2, Korea 0

Sunday, February 18

  • Men’s hockey: Czech Republic vs. Switzerland, 2:40 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Sweden vs. Japan, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Canada vs. South Korea, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Sweden vs. Finland, 7:10 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Canada vs. Olympic Athletes from Russia, 11:10 p.m.

Monday, February 19

  • Women’s hockey: USA vs. Finland, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Qualification for Quarterfinal, 10:10 p.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Finals for No. 7-8, 10:10 p.m.

Tuesday, February 20

  • Men’s hockey: Qualification for Quarterfinal, 2:40 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Finals for No. 5-6, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Qualification for Quarterfinal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Qualification for Quarterfinal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Quarterfinal, 10:10 p.m.

Wednesday, February 21

  • Men’s hockey: Quarterfinal, 2:40 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Bronze medal, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Quarterfinal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Quarterfinal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Women’s hockey: Gold medal, 11:10 p.m.

Friday, February 23

  • Men’s hockey: Semifinal, 2:40 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Semifinal, 7:10 a.m.

Saturday, February 24

  • Men’s hockey: Bronze medal, 7:10 a.m.
  • Men’s hockey: Gold medal, 11:10 p.m.

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NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players, NFL draft order (02/17/2018)

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 2:30 AM

NFL mock drafts for 2018 preview the upcoming April draft. Find some predictions, top players and the first-round draft order below.

Much of the narrative around the 2018 NFL Draft is focused at the quarterback position. Mock drafts from ESPN and CBS Sports both have quarterbacks filling up the top 10 this year.

Here is a collection of 2018 NFL mock drafts, including Land of 10’s own projection.

NFL mock draft 2018: First-round projections, top players

Land of 10 predictions

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DL, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Derwin James, DB, Florida State
  8. Chicago Bears — Courtland Sutton, WR, SMU
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, DB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Minkah Fitzpatrick, DB, Alabama
  11. Miami Dolphins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  13. Washington Redskins — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  14. Green Bay Packers — Joshua Jackson, DB, Iowa
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Connor Williams, OT, Texas
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Mike McGlinchey, G, Notre Dame
  18. Seattle Seahawks — James Washington, WR, Oklahoma State
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Derrius Guice, RB, LSU
  21. Buffalo Bills –Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Arden Key, DL, LSU
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  24. Carolina Panthers — Marcus Davenport, DL, UTSA
  25. Tennessee Titans — Maurice Hurst, DL, Michigan
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Vita Vea, DL, Washington
  27. New Orleans Saints — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Malik Jefferson, LB, Texas
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Harold Landry, LB, Boston College
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Billy Price, OL, Ohio State
  31. New England Patriots — Mark Andrews, TE, Oklahoma
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Ogbonnia Okoronwko, LB, Oklahoma

NFL mock draft 2018: ESPN projections by Todd McShay

  1. Cleveland Browns — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  6. New York Jets — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Minkah Fitzpatrick, S, Alabama
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  10. Oakland Raiders — Tremaine Edmunds, DE/OLB, Virginia Tech
  11. Miami Dolphins — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  13. Washington Redskins — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  14. Green Bay Packers — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Maurice Hurst, DT, Michigan
  20. Detroit Lions — Isaiah Wynn, OG, Georgia
  21. Buffalo Bills — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama
  22. Buffalo Bills — Da’Ron Payne, DT, Alabama
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Billy Price, G/C, Ohio State
  24. Carolina Panthers — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  25. Tennessee Titans — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  26. Atlanta Falcons — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  27. New Orleans Saints — Harold Landry, OLB, Boston College
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Josh Jackson, CB, Iowa
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Hayden Hurst, TE, South Carolina
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  31. New England Patriots — M.J. Stewart, CB, North Carolina
  32. Philadelphia Eagles — Taven Bryan, DT, Florida

NFL mock draft 2018: Top players, projection for first round

CBS Sports projection

  1. Cleveland Browns — Josh Allen, QB, Wyoming
  2. New York Giants — Josh Rosen, QB, UCLA
  3. Indianapolis Colts — Bradley Chubb, DE, N.C. State
  4. Cleveland Browns — Saquon Barkley, RB, Penn State
  5. Denver Broncos — Sam Darnold, QB, USC
  6. New York Jets — Minkah Fitzpatrick, CB, Alabama
  7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — Denzel Ward, CB, Ohio State
  8. Chicago Bears — Calvin Ridley, WR, Alabama
  9. San Francisco 49ers — Tremaine Edmunds, LB, Virginia Tech
  10. Oakland Raiders — Mike Hughes, CB, UCF
  11. Miami Dolphins — Quenton Nelson, G, Notre Dame
  12. Cincinnati Bengals — Orlando Brown, T, Oklahoma
  13. Washington Redskins — Derwin James, S, Florida State
  14. Green Bay Packers — Arden Key, DE, LSU
  15. Arizona Cardinals — Baker Mayfield, QB, Oklahoma
  16. Baltimore Ravens — Dallas Goedert, TE, South Dakota State
  17. Los Angeles Chargers — Da’Ron Payne, DL, Alabama
  18. Seattle Seahawks — Vita Vea, DT, Washington
  19. Dallas Cowboys — Christian Kirk, WR, Texas A&M
  20. Detroit Lions — Marcus Davenport, DE, UTSA
  21. Buffalo Bills — Mason Rudolph, QB, Oklahoma State
  22. Buffalo Bills — Billy Price, C, Ohio State
  23. Los Angeles Rams — Isaiah Oliver, CB, Colorado
  24. Carolina Panthers — Jamarco Jones, T, Ohio State
  25. Tennessee Titans — James Daniels, G/C, Iowa
  26. Atlanta Falcons — Isaiah Wynn, G, Georgia
  27. New Orleans Saints — Harold Landry, DE, Boston College
  28. Pittsburgh Steelers — Roquan Smith, LB, Georgia
  29. Jacksonville Jaguars — Connor Williams, T, Texas
  30. Minnesota Vikings — Mike McGlinchey, T, Notre Dame
  31. Philadelphia Eagles — Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford
  32. New England Patriots — Rashaan Evans, LB, Alabama

2018 NFL Draft: First-round order

The draft order was finalized after the Super Bowl.

1. Cleveland Browns

2. New York Giants

3. Indianapolis Colts

4. Cleveland Browns

5. Denver Broncos

6. New York Jets

7. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

8. Chicago Bears

9. San Francisco 49ers OR Oakland Raiders (coin flip)

11. Miami Dolphins

12. Cincinnati Bengals

13. Washington Redskins

14. Green Bay Packers

15. Arizona Cardinals

16. Baltimore Ravens

17. Los Angeles Chargers

18. Seattle Seahawks

19. Dallas Cowboys

20. Detroit Lions

21. Buffalo Bills

22. Buffalo Bills (from Kansas City Chiefs)

23. Los Angeles Rams

24. Carolina Panthers

25. Tennessee Titans

26. Atlanta Falcons

27. New Orleans Saints

28. Pittsburgh Steelers

29. Jacksonville Jaguars

30. Minnesota Vikings

31. New England Patriots

32. Philadelphia Eagles

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USC holds off pesky Oregon State; What we learned in Trojans’ 72-59 win

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 8:35 PM

It didn’t have nearly the drama of Thursday’s win, the last-second victory over Oregon in which Jordan McLaughlin and Chimezie Metu connected on a game-winning lob. But Saturday’s 72-59 home victory against Oregon State was just as important, if not more so.

The Trojans (19-9, 10-5 Pac-12) were playing without junior forward Bennie Boatwright, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in the previous game, and thus were down to an eight-man rotation. And with BracketMatrix.com projecting USC as the absolute last team into the NCAA tournament field, the last thing it could afford was a home loss to one of the conference’s worst teams.

It didn’t look great in the first half but McLaughlin, Metu and Elijah Stewart each stepped up in their own way to ensure victory. Here’s what we learned about the Trojans from the win over OSU:

Bennie’s Buckets Can Still Be Made

Bennie Boatwright was USC’s second-leading scorer, at 13.6 points per game, and his 46 made three-pointers were second-best on the team. His production will be sorely missed but the Trojans had already gotten a little taste of what it’s like not to have him, as Boatwright had twice sat out back-to-back games this season because of injury.

USC shot 50 percent from the field against Oregon State, its second straight game making at least half its shots and seventh time all season. Three of those have been without Boatwright or when he wasn’t able to finish the game, as the Trojans are 4-1 when he isn’t available.

Elijah Stewart can still score in bunches

A more prolific point-producer last season, this year Elijah Stewart had recorded almost as many games with single-digits in points as ones with 10 or more. But with Bennie Boatwright out the senior guard took it upon himself to be more involved in the scoring.

Stewart finished with a season-high 28 points, his most since going for 29 against Arizona State in January 2017. He was 9 of 10 from the field and made all five of his three-pointers, the first time in his career he’s been perfect from deep while taking at least three shots.

Active Pac-12 assist leader keeps dishing out dimes

Senior guard Jordan McLaughlin had 13 points and 11 assists, his second straight game with 10 or more assists and sixth this season. He helped USC assist on 64 percent of its made field goals, a few ticks above its 57.8 percent assist rate that ranks 61 st in the country.

McLaughlin also only had 2 turnovers, giving him just 34 in more than 500 minutes in Pac-12 play. His season assist-to-turnover ratio is 3.22-to-1.

With 674 assists for his career, McLaughlin moved past Arizona’s Mustafa Shakur for fifth in conference history. He’s 105 behind USC all-time leader Brandon Granville.

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UCLA outlasts Oregon in overtime in battle of Pac-12 bubble teams

Published: Saturday, February 17, 2018 @ 7:55 PM

It was Senior Night for UCLA, the last time starters Thomas Welsh and GG Goloman will play at Pauley Pavilion. It may have also been the last time junior Aaron Holiday wears the Bruins uniform at home, depending on if he enters the NBA draft.

And if it was, he went out with a bang.

Holiday’s 29 points included a key three-point play in overtime to help UCLA outlast Oregon 86-78 on Saturday night in a game both teams desperately needed on their NCAA tournament resume. The victory keeps the Bruins (19-8, 10-5 Pac-12) in good position to make the 68-team field, while also stay alive for the conference regular-season title.

The same can’t be said for Oregon (17-10, 7-7) after getting swept at the Los Angeles schools. A Final Four team a year ago, the Ducks will likely need to win the Pac-12 tourney to get a bid on Selection Sunday in three weeks.

UCLA looked like it was running away with things, up 59-48 with 12:22 left. But then Holiday picked up his fourth foul not long after, sending him to the bench, and Oregon responded with an 18-3 run to lead 66-62.

The Ducks had two shots to win it in the final seconds but neither fell, part of an overall poor shooting performance down the stretch. They shot 40.5 percent overall but missed 18 of their last 25 from the field including all five shots in the last minute of OT.

In addition to Holiday, who was 9 of 13 from the field and 5 of 9 on three-pointers, freshman Kris Wilkes had 19 points and was also 5 of 9 from deep while Welsh had 14 points and 14 rebounds two nights after pulling down a career-high 17 boards in a win over Oregon State.

Sophomore Payton Pritchard had 23 and seniors Elijah Brown and MiKyle McIntosh added 19 each for Oregon, which is 2-5 on the road in Pac-12 play.

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