Sports News-January 24, 2013
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It wasn't just an upset. It was a blowout. For the first time, Miami has knocked off a team ranked first in the Associated Press rankings, and the Hurricanes did it up right. Top-ranked Duke went more than eight minutes without a field goal in the first half and 25th ranked Miami routed the Blue Devils 90-63. The Hurricanes took command with a stunning 25-1 run midway through the first half. It's the third-worst loss ever for a team ranked first in the AP poll. Durand Scott scored a season-high 25 points for the Hurricanes, and Kenny Kadji added a season-high 22 for the 'Canes. In another upset, Ramon Galloway went the length of the court for the winning basket with 2.7 seconds left to send La Salle to a 54-53 victory over ninth ranked Butler for the Explorers' biggest win in 33 years.
Darrell Arthur scored 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 as the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Los Angeles Lakers 106-93 last night, handing the Lakers' their fourth straight loss and tenth in twelve games. Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni had talked before the game about how having an All-Star team with players not having learned their pecking order. Yet Los Angeles lost its seventh consecutive road game, and center Dwight Howard missed the second half after aggravating his sore shoulder in the first half. Rudy Gay, Zach Randolph and Tony Allen added twelve points a piece as Memphis improved to 12-0 when scoring at least 100 points. Randolph also grabbed ten rebounds. The Grizzlies had a 60-34 edge in the paint with Howard out the second half. Kobe Bryant scored 29 points for the Lakers, Metta World Peace added 15, Pau Gasol 13 and Earl Clark eleven.
Richard Carter scored 20 points to lead three players in double figures and Drake stunned 17th ranked Creighton 74-69 last night, handing the Bluejays their first consecutive losses of the season. Carter also collected seven rebounds. The Bulldogs blew a 16-point lead before rallying for their first win over a ranked opponent in five years. Grant Gibbs brought Creighton within 71-69 with 32 seconds left, and the Bluejays got the ball back on a steal. But Gibbs missed a layup and Drake’s Ben Simons sealed the win with a steal and two free throws with 0.5 seconds left. Doug McDermott had 19 points and six boards to lead Creighton, which shot just 24% from three-point range, but McDermott had just two points in the second half and didn't touch the ball on the team’s last two possessions. Gibbs totaled 18 points, eight assists, and four steals while teammate Austin Chatman had ten points. The Bulldogs improve to 9-10 overall and 3-5 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Bluejays drop to 17-3 overall and 6-2 in the conference.
The Nebraska football team has landed another recruit. Defensive back Boaz Joseph became the last commit to the Huskers according to the Lincoln Journal Star. The 6’1, 190-pound Joseph’s versatility could allow him to compete at various spots in the secondary. A product of Florida, Joseph’s Cypress Bay High School team went 12-3 this season, making it to the state championship game. Nebraska’s footprint in the state of Florida this recruiting season also continues to be a story line. NU now has four recruits from the state, tied with Ohio for the most. All of the commitments from the Sunshine State have come in the past month. Cornerback was considered a position of need down the stretch in this recruiting class, which now features 24 players.
Wayne State seniors Taylor Baumert of the football team, Tyler Hohenstein of the baseball squad, and Melanie Placke of the volleyball team have received the fourth annual NSIC Myles Brand All-Academic with Distinction Award. The honor, named for the late NCAA President Dr. Myles Brand, is bestowed to senior NSIC student-athletes who have a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher and are exhausting their eligibility and on track to graduate. A total of 80 student athletes from the 16 institutions in the NSIC will receive the award in its fourth year.
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NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Atlanta 104 Charlotte 92
Final OT Miami 123 Toronto 116
Final Brooklyn 91 Minnesota 83
Final Denver 105 Houston 95
Final Chicago 85 Detroit 82
Final Memphis 106 L-A Lakers 93
Final San Antonio 106 New Orleans 102
Final Utah 92 Washington 88
Final Portland 100 Indiana 80
Final Phoenix 106 Sacramento 96
Final Golden State 104 Oklahoma City 99
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Toronto 5 Pittsburgh 2
Final OT N-Y Rangers 4 Boston 3
Final 2OT Vancouver 3 Calgary 2
Final Phoenix 5 Columbus 1
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final (25) Miami 90 ( 1) Duke 63
Final ( 7) Indiana 72 Penn St. 49
Final ( 8) Florida 64 Georgia 47
Final La Salle 54 ( 9) Butler 53
Final Northwestern 55 (12) Minnesota 48
Final (15) New Mexico 66 Colorado St. 61
Final (16) Oregon 68 Washington St. 61
Final Drake 74 (17) Creighton 69
Final (20) Wichita St. 62 Missouri St. 52
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Baylor 66 (24) Iowa St. 51
Final ( 2) Notre Dame 73 Pittsburgh 47
Final OT Kansas St. 76 (12) Oklahoma St. 70