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Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 @ 11:04 AM
DAYTON — Who: Dayton (10-11, 4-5) at Massachusetts (10-13, 3-7)
When: 2 p.m., Saturday
Where: Mullins Center in Amherst, Mass.
TV/Radio: Spectrum Sports; AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIO
» RECRUITING: Cohill can’t wait to be a Flyer
Probable Dayton starters
Darrell Davis, 6-5, Sr., G, 16.5
Josh Cunningham, 6-7, R-Jr., F, 16.1
Trey Landers, 6-5, So., G, 9.0
Jalen Crutcher, 6-1, Fr., G, 8.2
Jordan Davis, 6-2, Fr., G, 7.9
» RELATED: Defense a problem for Dayton
Probable UMass starters
Malik Hines, 6-10, Jr., F, 8.0
Luwane Pipkins, 5-11, So., G, 20.2
Unique McLean, 6-2, R-Fr., G, 5.7
Carl Pierre, 6-4, Fr., G, 11.8
C.J. Anderson, 6-6, Sr., G, 8.2
Series history: UMass leads 13-12. The Minutemen beat Dayton 62-60 at UD Arena on Jan. 6. Pipkins scored 25 points on 9-of-22 shooting. Darrell Davis missed what would have been the game-tying shot at the buzzer. Dayton has lost six straight games in Amherst or at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield. Dayton hasn’t won a regular-season game at either arena since 2004.
Coaches: Anthony Grant is 10-11 as Dayton head coach. His career record in 10 seasons is 203-121. Matt McCall is 10-13 in his first season at UMass. He was 48-18 in two seasons at Chattanooga.
Last games: On Tuesday, UMass lost 85-83 at home to Rhode Island. On Jan. 27, Dayton lost 75-65 at Saint Louis.
About Dayton: KenPom.com gives Dayton a 51 percent chance of winning and predicts a 72-71 score. … Dayton ranks 100th in the RPI. UMass ranks 204th. Dayton ranks 145th in the Pomeroy ratings. UMass is 196th. … Cunningham ranks fifth in the nation in 2-point field-goal percentage (74.1). He ranks third in the A-10 in 8.7 rebounds per game. … The Flyers are 4-1 in A-10 play when Landers scores in double figures. … Dayton’s bench has been outscored by the opponents’ bench nine times in the last 10 games.
About UMass: The Minutemen have lost five games in a row. They are 2-3 at home in A-10 play with wins over La Salle and St. Joseph’s and losses to George Mason, Saint Louis and Rhode Island. … Pipkins scored 27 against Rhode Island. UMass rallied from a 14-point deficit in the final four minutes to make it close. … Rashaan Holloway, a 6-11 junior center, was declared academically ineligible Jan. 22. He did not play in the first game against Dayton because he was suspended. Anderson also missed that game because of a suspension.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:18 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. — A season-opening series loss to Notre Dame is the least of LSU baseball’s worries right now. Star shortstop Josh Smith will miss at least the next month with an injury, Tigers coach Paul Mainieri revealed Tuesday.
Mainieri described the injury as a “stress reaction” in Smith’s vertebrae. Smith cannot participate in any baseball activity, period, for the next four weeks.
In the interim, his place in the lineup will be taken by freshman Hal Hughes.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 1:00 AM
Olympics Hockey 2018 continues on Tuesday, February 20. Get the complete schedule, scores, bracket and results below.
Action includes four men’s hockey games and one women’s hockey game. USA men’s hockey plays the Czech Republic Tuesday ET in a quarterfinal.
Tuesday, February 20
Click here for a live bracket
Playoff qualification (winners to quarterfinals)
Note: All times ET
|4||South Korea||0||0||0||3||1||14||-13||0||Qualification playoffs|
|1||Olympic Athletes from Russia||2||0||0||1||14||5||+9||6||Quarterfinals|
|4||Olympic Athletes from Russia||0||0||0||3||1||15||-14||0||Quarterfinals|
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Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:12 AM
Ruthy Hebard is only in her second season of college basketball, but she’s forever in the NCAA record books.
The sophomore forward broke the NCAA record for consecutive field goals made early in Oregon’s overtime win over UCLA. Hebard entered with a streak of 30 straight, tying the men’s record set by Yale’s Brandon Sherrod in 2016, broke that mark and set the new high for both men and women with 33 before she missed in the second quarter.
Hebard made her final six shots in a win over Washington on Feb. 9, then went 12-12 in each of Oregon’s wins over Washington State (Feb. 11) and USC (Feb. 16), and converted her first three attempts against UCLA. The 6-foot-4 forward led the Ducks in scoring last season with an average of 14.9 points per game, and her 18 points per game this season are second only to Sabrina Ionescu’s 19.4 per game.
An All-Pac-12 selection as a freshman, Hebard finished Monday night’s win over UCLA with 14 points and 11 rebounds on 7 of 11 shooting. She was one of seven Pac-12 players to make the midseason Naismith Award list earlier this month.
Published: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 @ 11:10 AM
Jaren Jackson Jr.’s freshman season has been filled with one highlight reel block after another, and NBA teams are likely taking notice of the Michigan State freshman. The 2018 NBA Draft isn’t until June 21, but some analysts have already mapped out mock drafts.
ESPN’s latest mock draft has Jackson going No. 4 to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
A look at where the top prospects might land: pic.twitter.com/oCeKurPTT4
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) February 20, 2018
Jackson is averaging 11.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 blocks (third-best in the nation) for a Spartans team that maintains first place in the Big Ten with the league tournament set to kick off Feb. 28 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The bright lights will provide an opportunity for Jackson to showcase his skillset in front of a big audience.
Perhaps Jackson’s most impressive college performance came Jan. 22, when Michigan State beat Illinois, 87-74. Jackson scored 21 points on 5-for-6 shooting and hauled in 11 rebounds in addition to blocking six shots. He blocked a career-high eight shots against Rutgers on Dec. 5, 2017.
He’s been impressive of late, too, scoring 27 points in Michigan State’s 87-57 win over Minnesota on Feb. 13. The Spartans return to action Tuesday night against Illinois at 7 p.m. on ESPN.