Sports News-January 17, 2013

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A story that Notre Dame Heisman finalist Manti Te'o's girlfriend had died of leukemia turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.  The university says someone using a fictitious name "apparently ingratiated herself" with Te'o, then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had died of leukemia.  T'eo says he developed an emotional relationship with a woman he met online and maintained that relationship through computers and phones.

LeBron James has become the youngest player in NBA history to score 20,000 points.  James eclipsed the milestone last night in a 92-75 win at Golden State when he made a short jumper with 2:45 left in the second quarter to give him 20,001 career points.  He needed 18 points entering the game to be the 38th NBA player to reach the mark.  The previous youngest to score 20,000 points was Lakers star Kobe Bryant, who got there when he was 29 years, 122 days old.  James was 28 years, 17 days yesterday.  James finished with 25 points, ten assists and seven rebounds in just 30 minutes.  Dwyane Wade had 15 points, six assists, eight rebounds and five steals for the Heat, who led by 30 heading into the fourth quarter.

Terone Johnson scored 18 points to lead four Purdue players in double figures, and the Boilermakers turned back Nebraska's comeback bid in the second half to defeat the struggling Cornhuskers 65-56 last night.  A.J. Hammons added 14 points and eight rebounds, D.J. Byrd scored all twelve of his points in the second half on four three-pointers and Ronnie Johnson had ten points and six assists as Purdue posted their first Big Ten Conference road win.  The Boilermakers have won two straight games and five of seven.  Nebraska, playing without senior forward Brandon Ubel for a second straight game, have lost their first five conference games for the second time in four seasons.  Shavon Shields had 18 points and eight rebounds and Jordan Tyrance added ten points and seven rebounds for the Huskers, who cut a 20-point deficit to five in the second half.  Purdue is now 9-8 overall and 3-2 in the Big Ten while Nebraska drops to 9-9 overall and 0-5 in the conference.

The Northeast Hawks men’s basketball team ran into a buzz saw last night.  The tenth ranked in Division I Indian Hills Warriors of Iowa routed the Hawks last night at the Cox Activities Center 120-89.  Jelan Kendrick led eight players in double figures for the Warriors with 22 points and six rebounds.  Northeast was led by Sean Scott’s 19 points, eight rebounds, and two steals.  He led four players in double figures as Khapri Alston added 18 points, blocked two shots, and had two steals.  Teammate KJ Bluford netted eleven points and Oral Rahming had ten.  Indian Hills led 61-35 at halftime.  The Warriors improve to 18-2 and have won four games in a row while the Hawks lost their second game in a row and fall to 13-7.    

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     NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION
    
      Final  OT    Chicago                107    Toronto              105
      Final          Orlando                  97    Indiana                86
      Final          Atlanta                109    Brooklyn              95
      Final          Oklahoma  City    117    Denver                  97
      Final          Dallas                  105    Houston              100
      Final          New  Orleans          90    Boston                  78
      Final          San  Antonio        103    Memphis                82
      Final          Cleveland              93    Portland              88
      Final          Sacramento            95    Washington          94
      Final          Miami                      92    Golden  State      75
    
    
          TOP-25  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final          (13)  Butler                  62              Richmond                47
      Final                    Maryland              51    (14)  NC  State                50
      Final                    UNLV                      82    (15)  San  Diego  St.      75
      Final          (16)  Kansas  St.          67              TCU                          54
      Final          (17)  Missouri              79              Georgia                  62
      Final          (18)  Michigan  St.      81              Penn  St.                72
      Final  OT    (19)  New  Mexico          79              Boise  St.              74
      Final          (25)  Marquette            69              Seton  Hall            62
    
    
          TOP-25  WOMEN'S  COLLEGE  BASKETBALL
    
      Final    (  1)  Baylor      90    Kansas  St.            69
      Final    (  4)  Duke          58    Virginia  Tech      26
      Final    (18)  Dayton      95    La  Salle                47

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