Big Ten RUMORS & NEWS

  • Terps tip Oklahoma State in final seconds

    The Sports Xchange "Junior point guard Melo Trimble hit two free throws with 9.4 seconds left as Maryland came back from a 12-point deficit to beat Oklahoma State 71-70 Saturday at the Xfinity Center in College Park, Maryland. A last-second basket by Cowboys guard Jawun Evans was ruled too late as the Terps..." December 04

  • No. 13 Indiana cruises past Southeast Missouri

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- In an otherwise seemingly effortless home win, the 13th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers' fourth in eight days, head coach Tom Crean provided a pick-me-up in the form of a chest bump. The Hoosiers were well on their way to an 83-55 rout of Southeast Missouri State on Sunday..." December 04

  • No. 17 Wisconsin rolls past Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Coach Greg Gard is always focused on Wisconsin being a defense-first team. When the 17th-ranked Badgers faced a slim first-half deficit against Oklahoma, Gard delivered a stern halftime message - and senior forward Nigel Hayes did the heavy lifting in the second half...." December 03

  • Wagner's 20 points lead Michigan to rout of Kennesaw State

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore forward Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 20 points and junior forward D.J. Wilson had a double-double, fueling Michigan's 82-55 rout of Kennesaw State on Saturday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Wilson finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds for the second double-double of..." December 03

  • Nebraska ends three-game skid, beats South Dakota

    The Sports Xchange "All five starters scored in double figures as Nebraska snapped a three-game losing streak with a 73-61 nonconference victory over South Dakota on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. The Cornhuskers (5-3) hit six of their first eight shots for a quick 12-2 lead and never trailed. Jack..." December 03

  • Illinois survives slow start to beat VCU

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois shrugged off horrendous shooting during the opening 10 minutes to prevail 64-46 over Virginia Commonwealth in Hoophall Miami Invitational play on Saturday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena. Sophomore power forward Leron Black, making his first start of the year, posted a..." December 03

  • Ward leads Michigan State past Oral Roberts

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman forward Nick Ward powered for 24 points and 10 rebounds off the bench and Michigan State held off Oral Roberts 80-76 Saturday afternoon at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Mich. Point guard Cassius Winston supplied 15 points and nine assists for the Spartans (5-4), whose reserves..." December 03

  • Penn State shuts down Wright State 72-50

    The Sports Xchange "Penn State's defense-first mantra continues to pay off. The Nittany Lions frustrated Wright State all afternoon at the Bryce Jordan Center and pulled away for a 72-50 win on Saturday in State College, Pa. Shep Garner led Penn State (6-3) with 17 points. Payton Banks added 15 and Josh Reaves..." December 03

  • Rutgers boosts record to 7-1 with 72-58 win

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Deshawn Freeman scored 22 points and center C.J. Gettys didn't miss a shot Saturday night as Rutgers improved to 7-1 with a 72-58 non-conference win over Morgan State at Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, N.J. Freeman added 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double in eight games,..." December 03

  • Fast start sparks Northwestern to rout of DePaul

    The Sports Xchange "Northwestern started fast and placed four players in double figures in a lopsided 80-64 non-conference victory over DePaul on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. The victory was the third straight for the Wildcats (6-2) while DePaul (4-2) saw a three-game winning streak..." December 03

  • Minnesota slips past Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan Murphy had a double-double and freshman Amir Coffey hit two huge shots in the final minutes as Minnesota beat Vanderbilt 56-52 on Saturday night at the Samford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D. With the Gophers trailing by two, Coffey hit a short jumper over Vanderbilt 7-foot-1 center..." December 03

  • Michigan State's Miles Bridges out at least two weeks with ankle injury

    Michigan Live "Michigan State freshman forward Miles Bridges will miss at least two weeks with an ankle injury, Spartans coach Tom Izzo said on Thursday. Izzo said he's not sure of the exact nature of the injury, but said that Bridges had X-rays and does not have any broken bones. He will sit out "at..." December 02

  • Northwestern sophomore undergoes surgery

    College Basketball Talk "Northwestern sophomore center Dererk Pardon underwent surgery on his right hand on Thursday, the school announced. Pardon injured his hand in the second half of Monday night’s 65-58 win over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The program will reevaluate him at the end of of this month,..." December 02

  • Indiana says OG Anunoby “out indefinitely”

    Inside The Hall "Indiana sophomore forward OG Anunoby will be out indefinitely after suffering a sprained ankle in Wednesday’s Big Ten-ACC Challenge win over North Carolina, the school announced Thursday night. The 6-foot-8 sophomore scored a team-high 16 points in IU’s 76-67 win over the No. 3 Tar Heels, but..." December 02

  • No. 13 Indiana overcomes brief stumble in rout

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- No. 13 Indiana took a little time to wake up, but not forwards Juwan Morgan and De'Ron Davis. The injury absence of sophomore forward OG Anunoby provided an opportunity for two young Hoosiers to enjoy career games in an 83-60 rout of visiting Southern Illinois University..." December 02

  • No. 6 Virginia rallies past Ohio State 63-61

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- When Virginia guard Marial Shayok missed two potential game-sealing free throws late in the game, the junior knew he needed to make a play on the defensive end. One play later, Ohio State had the chance to win the game with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer as JaQuan Lyle..." December 01

  • Blossomgame, Clemson slip past Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "CLEMSON, S.C. -- Forward Jaron Blossomgame scored 15 points as Clemson held off Nebraska 60-58 Wednesday night in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Littlejohn Coliseum. Clemson (4-2) helped the Atlantic Coast Conference clinch a victory in the annual series. The Tigers led 58-54 with..." December 01

  • No. 13 Indiana holds off No. 3 North Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- They've made a habit of knocking off top-three teams in recent years, but the Indiana Hoosiers had to learn a lesson in togetherness before their latest eyebrow-raising triumph. Eight days ago, they were the guys ranked third and undefeated. They were confident and..." December 01

  • Hawkeyes freshman Tyler Cook to miss next three weeks after fracturing finger

    CSN Chicago "Tyler Cook has gotten off to a fast start. But he's not going to be seeing the floor for the next few weeks. Iowa announced Tuesday night that its fabulous freshman will be sidelined for the next three weeks while recovering from surgery to repair a fractured right index finger. According to..." December 01

  • Hill gets Illinois over hump in victory over N.C. State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior swingman Malcolm Hill and sophomore forward Leron Black scored 30 of their 37 points in the second half to spark Illinois to an 88-74 victory over North Carolina State in ACC/Big Ten Challenge play on Tuesday night in Champaign, Ill. Hill, who subsisted on five free throws in the..." November 30

  • Irish dump Iowa in Big Ten-ACC Challenge

    The Sports Xchange "Bonzie Colson collected a game-high 24 points and 17 rebounds as Notre Dame broke open a tight contest in the second half for a 92-78 victory over Iowa in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge on Tuesday at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Ind. The unranked Irish (7-0) won their fifth of the season at..." November 30

  • Duke blows past Michigan State in second half

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke wasn't going to let some off-the-mark shooting keep it down for long. The fifth-ranked Blue Devils hit enough shots to burst into the lead and went on to defeat Michigan State 78-69 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium. "Coach..." November 30

  • Duke, Michigan State condemn fan's sign referencing Flint water crisis

    ESPN "Both Michigan State and Duke on Wednesday condemned a sign displayed by a Blue Devils fan Tuesday night that referenced the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. "The water tastes better in North Carolina," the sign read during host Duke's 78-69 victory in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Tuesday..." November 30

  • Reed helps Miami hold off Rutgers

    The Sports Xchange "Miami went on a 17-0 scoring run in the second half to build a 21-point lead, and hung on for a 73-61 victory over Rutgers in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night in Coral Gables, Fla. Miami senior guard Davon Reed led all scorers with 18 points as the Hurricanes (5-2) snapped their..." November 30

  • Virginia Tech rallies past Michigan

    The Sports Xchange "Down by as many as 15 points in the first half Wednesday night, Virginia Tech rallied and knocked off Michigan 73-70 in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. The Hokies (6-1) never led until guard Seth Allen converted a jumper in the lane with 1:46 left in the game..." November 30

  • No. 14 Louisville defeats No. 15 Purdue in ACC-Big Ten Challenge

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE -- Limiting Purdue's fearsome low-post game to modest numbers, No. 14 Louisville beat the No. 15 Boilermakers 71-64 in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville. Louisville coach Rick Pitino spent most of the lead-up to Wednesday night's..." November 30

  • Northwestern pulls ahead late, tops Wake Forest

    The Sports Xchange "Bryant McIntosh broke a 53-53 tie with five straight points, giving Northwestern the lead for good in a 65-58 win on Monday night over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. McIntosh, a junior point guard, also tacked on a 3-pointer from the left..." November 29

  • Pitt builds big led, holds off Maryland comeback

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Michael Young had 25 points and senior guard Jamel Artis, from nearby Baltimore, had 15 of his 22 points in the first half as Pittsburgh withstood a late surge to beat Maryland 73-59 on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge as the XFINITY Center in College Park, Md. It was the..." November 29

  • No. 17 Wisconsin subdues No. 22 Syracuse

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin sophomore forward Ethan Happ and senior forward Nigel Hayes did a masterful job navigating through Syracuse's 2-3 zone defense. Happ scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to pace No. 17 Wisconsin to a 77-60 victory over No. 22 Syracuse in the Big..." November 29

  • Penn State outlasts Georgia Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Three Penn State players finished in double figures to lead the Nittany Lions to a 67-60 win over Georgia Tech in an ACC/Big Ten Challenge game on Tuesday at University Park, Pa. Mike Watkins turned in a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Shep Garner led the Nittany Lions..." November 29

  • Indiana's Blackmon out with knee injury

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana basketball coach Tom Crean does not expect junior guard James Blackmon Jr., who sat out Sunday's game with an unspecified knee injury, to miss significant time or require surgery. But Crean also isn't sure if IU's leading scorer will be back for Wednesday's showdown with North..." November 28

  • Florida State lands Minnesota its first loss

    The Sports Xchange "Minnesota lost for the first time this season and Florida State remained unbeaten at home with a 75-67 victory on Monday night in the opener of the 18th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge in Tallahassee, Fla. Guard Dwayne Bacon, as he has done in every game but one this year, led Florida State in..." November 28

  • Maryland wins Barclays Center Classic, defeats Kansas State

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble hit two layups in the final 20 seconds to lift Maryland to a 69-68 victory over Kansas State in the championship game of the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. Saturday. Maryland (7-0) was led by Trimble with 18 points, Michal Cekovsky with 16, Justin Jackson with 11 and..." November 27

  • Hayes, Happ lead No. 16 Wisconsin over PrairieView A&M

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes was quick to dismiss discussion of his aim to attack the rim often in No. 16 Wisconsin's 95-50 rout against Prairie View A&M. Hayes scored a game-high 17 points to lead the Badgers to the victory on Sunday at the Kohl Center. Sophomore forward..." November 27

  • LeDay, Hill, Robinson guide Va. Tech past Nebraska

    The Sports Xchange "Virginia Tech forward Zach LeDay and guards Ahmed Hill and Justin Robinson combined for 30 points in the second half Sunday to lead the Hokies to a 66-53 victory in the third-place game of the Wooden Legacy in Anaheim, Calif. LeDay scored 10 of his team-high 19 points, and Hill and Robinson..." November 27

  • Indiana destroys Mississippi Valley State; North Carolina next

    The Sports Xchange "BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- They know No. 4 North Carolina is next, but the third-ranked Indiana Hoosiers tried to be convincing in not looking past Mississippi Valley State. Especially after a stunning overtime loss at Fort Wayne on Tuesday, the Hoosiers needed Sunday's 85-52 tune-up romp over the..." November 27

  • Terrapins outlast Spiders in overtime

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble scored a season-high 29 points to help Maryland beat Richmond 88-82 in overtime Friday night in the Barclays Center Classic in Brooklyn, N.Y. Anthony Cowan had 18 points, five rebounds and four assists for Maryland (6-0). Justin Jackson had 16 points and seven rebounds. Kevin..." November 26

  • No. 14 UCLA hands Nebraska first loss

    The Sports Xchange "A talented UCLA team withstood its toughest test yet, holding on to beat Nebraska 82-71 in the semifinals of the Wooden Legacy tournament Friday night at Cal State Fullerton's Titan Gym in Fullerton, Calif. All five starters scored in double figures for the 14th-ranked Bruins (6-0). Bryce..." November 26

  • Swanigan carries No. 17 Purdue past NJIT

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- After declaring for the NBA Draft in the spring, Caleb Swanigan of Purdue waited until the final day before withdrawing and announcing he would return to college for his sophomore season. Boilermaker coach Matt Painter and Purdue fans certainly are happy about that..." November 26

  • Dedric Lawson's big day propels Memphis over Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "Dedric Lawson scored 35 points and four other Tigers reached double figures as Memphis and its high-octane offense defeated Iowa 100-92 in the third-place game of the Emerald Coast Classic in Niceville, Fla. A day after Memphis (5-1) dropped a 60-51 decision to Providence in a game that saw..." November 26

  • Irvin paces No. 25 Michigan past Mount St. Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "Playing on its home court and against an inferior opponent proved to be the necessary remedy for No. 25 Michigan to overcome one of its worst-ever shooting performances. Coming off a 19.2 percent shooting performance overall (10 of 52) and 7.7 percent from behind the 3-point line (2 of 26)..." November 26

  • Watson leads Nebraska over Dayton

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore point guard Glynn Watson Jr.'s pair of free throws with 8.8 seconds left erased Dayton's only lead and gave Nebraska an 80-78 victory in a Wooden Legacy quarterfinal Thursday night at Titan Gym. Watson finished with a game-high 20 points and 5 steals for Nebraska (4-0), which will..." November 25

  • Woman who had affair with Bo Ryan sues Wisconsin officials

    Wisconsin State Journal "A woman who was romantically involved with former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan on Wednesday sued several top university officials, alleging they deprived her of due process, defamed her and invaded her privacy. A complaint filed by Robin Van Ert, 42, in federal court..." November 25

  • No. 25 Florida State Seminoles downs Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "No. 25 Florida State's hot start to the 2016 season was derailed Thursday in an upset loss to Temple. On Friday, the Seminoles got right. Guard Dwayne Bacon scored 17 points in the third-place game of the NIT Season Tip-Off and No. 25 Florida State downed Illinois 72-61 at the Barclays..." November 25

  • Rutgers storms back to tip Hartford at buzzer

    The Sports Xchange "PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Seven-foot senior center C.J. Gettys' tip-in with 7.6 seconds left capped a furious comeback and lifted Rutgers to a 77-75 victory over Hartford in the Scarlet Knight Showcase on Friday afternoon at the Louis Brown Athletic Center. Rutgers trailed 70-57 with five minutes..." November 25

  • Bridges scores 21 to lead No. 24 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "As if he didn't know it already, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo found out even more about the highs and lows of coaching a young team during the third-place game against Wichita State in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Friday. A team that plays four freshmen and three sophomores in its regular..." November 25

  • Law helps Northwestern rout Bryant

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore forward Vic Law poured in 22 points and contributed four of Northwestern's school record-tying 12 blocked shots during an 86-66 nonconference victory over Bryant on Friday afternoon at Welsh-Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill. Junior guard Scottie Lindsey contributed 20 points and six..." November 25

  • No. 7 Virginia smothers Iowa 74-41

    The Sports Xchange "No. 7 Virginia continued its dominance in the early going of the 2016-17 season with a 74-41 win over Iowa in the semifinals of Friday night's Emerald Coast Classic. The win marked the fifth straight double-digit triumph for the Cavaliers who will play in the championship game Saturday...." November 25

  • Ohio State wallops Marshall 111-70

    The Sports Xchange "Six players scored in double figures as Ohio State claimed the five-team Global Sports Invitational championship with a 111-70 victory over Marshall on Friday night in Columbus, Ohio. Marc Loving and Jae'Sean Tate each had 20 points and Loving added 14 rebounds for the unranked Buckeyes..." November 25

  • Minnesota holds Southern Illinois in check

    The Sports Xchange "In a game widely expected to be a high-scoring affair, Minnesota held Southern Illinois scoreless for a long stretch in each half to claim a 57-45 non-conference victory on Friday night at Williams Arena. Freshman guard Amir Coffey's 13 points and sophomore guard Dupree McBrayer's 11 points..." November 25

  • No. 4 Tar Heels pull away from Badgers to win Maui

    The Sports Xchange "National championships are won in March -- not in Maui -- but No. 4 North Carolina made an early statement with a 71-56 victory over No. 16 Wisconsin in the championship game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday night at the Lahaina Civic Center. Tournament MVP Joel Berry II scored 22..." November 24

  • No. 20 Baylor rallies past No. 24 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "Baylor once again proved to be a second-half team at the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament at Paradise Island, Bahamas on Thursday. This time though, the Bears didn't wait as long to start their second-half surge as they did during a first-round win over VCU on Wednesday. Instead of waiting..." November 24

  • West Virginia's defense buries Illinois

    The Sports Xchange "No. 19 West Virginia's defense, so suffocating against inferior competition to begin the season, looked even more disruptive against Illinois during an 89-57 romp Thursday in the NIT Tipoff semifinals in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nathan Adrian had 13 points and eight rebounds despite early foul..." November 24

  • No. 17 Purdue routs Utah State behind Haas, Mathias

    The Sports Xchange "Opponents know that when facing No. 17 Purdue, big men Caleb Swanigan and Isaac Haas will be difficult to contain. But when the Boilermakers get a strong offensive performance from one of their guards - in this case a career best 25 points from Dakota Mathias - Purdue (3-1) is an extremely..." November 23

  • Fort Wayne shocks No. 3 Indiana in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Jon Coffman, his voice nearly spent from a night of coaching his team to heights it never attained before, summed up Fort Wayne's biggest moment as a Division I basketball program succinctly. "We sent shockwaves through the nation tonight," he said. The Mastodons did that without..." November 23

  • Ohio State takes care of Jackson State

    The Sports Xchange "Marc Loving had 19 points to lead Ohio State to a 78-47 win over Jackson State on Wednesday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Kam Williams scored 15 points and JaQuan Lyle added 10 points and 11 assists for his fifth career double-double for the Buckeyes (5-0). Paris Collins..." November 23

  • Nittany Lions brush past Colgate

    The Sports Xchange "Payton Banks scored 20 points and was one of four Penn State players in double figures as the Nittany Lions pulled away from Colgate for a 72-59 win Wednesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. Banks, a junior forward, went 6 of 12 from the floor and hit four of his..." November 23

  • Rutgers goes to 5-0 with 66-53 win

    The Sports Xchange "Deshawn Freeman had 13 points and 15 rebounds to lead balanced Rutgers to its fifth straight win, a 66-53 home victory over North Texas on Wednesday night. The Scarlet Knights, playing the middle game of a three-game Scarlet Knight Showcase, came in 4-0 for the first time since 2000 and new..." November 23

  • No. 24 Michigan State tops St. John's to advance to semis

    The Sports Xchange "Michigan State players and head coach Tom Izzo knew that they might see performances they never have from junior point guard Lourawls Nairn this week, given the Nassau native was returning home to play in front of friends and family for the first time. Wednesday's game against St. John's..." November 23

  • Northwestern upends No. 22 Texas in Legends Classic

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the first time in nearly three years, Northwestern knocked off a Top 25 team. Bryant McIntosh scored 20 points to lead the Wildcats to a resounding 77-58 win over No. 22 Texas on Monday night in the Legends Classic at the Barclays Center. Northwestern (3-1) will play..." November 22

  • Farrell lifts Notre Dame past Northwestern

    The Sports Xchange "Matt Farrell scored five points in the final seconds, leading Notre Dame to a 70-66 win over Northwestern on Tuesday in the final of the Legends Classic at Barclays Center in New York. Farrell's driving layup with 14 seconds to play produced a three-point play that gave the Irish a 68-66..." November 22

  • Terrapins pull away from Stony Brook

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble scored 21 points, Dion Wiley added 13 off the bench, and the Maryland pulled away in the second half for a 77-63 win over Stony Brook on Tuesday night at Xfinity Center in Landover, Md. Reserve Michal Cekovsky added 11 points for the Terrapins (5-0), who got 33 points from their..." November 22

  • No. 16 Wisconsin pulls away from Georgetown in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "Wisconsin coach Greg Gard said his team's performance Tuesday night wasn't pretty, but it was impressive. Sophomore forward Ethan Happ scored 19 points and grabbed 15 rebounds, and No. 16 Wisconsin pulled away from Georgetown in the second half for a 73-57 victory Tuesday in a semifinal of..." November 22

  • Unbeaten Minnesota rides balanced attack past Arkansas

    The Sports Xchange "Amir Coffey scored 19 points and five teammates joined him in double figures as Minnesota extended a season-opening unbeaten streak to five with an 85-71 non-conference victory over Arkansas on Tuesday at Williams Arena. Nate Mason had 13 points, Eric Curry scored 12, Akeem Springs had 11..." November 22

  • Koenig carries No. 16 Wisconsin past Tennessee in Maui

    The Sports Xchange "It looked like it was going to be an easy morning game for Wisconsin when it scored the first 12 points of the game. But ultimately the 16th-ranked Badgers had to come from behind to get the win. Bronson Koenig scored 21 points as Wisconsin rallied for a 74-62 win over Tennessee in the..." November 21

  • Ohio State blows out Western Carolina

    The Sports Xchange "JaQuan Lyle, Jae'Sean Tate and Kam Williams combined for 44 points to lead unbeaten Ohio State to a 66-38 victory over Western Carolina on Monday night in a nonconference game at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Lyle, coming off a 21-point performance in a win over Providence last..." November 21

  • Winthrop rallies to upset Illinois in OT

    The Sports Xchange "Winthrop rallied from a 10-point deficit in the final three minutes to force overtime, then took control in the extra session to earn an 84-80 victory over Illinois in NIT Season Tip-Off play Monday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Keon Johnson, a 5-foot-7 guard and the Big..." November 21

  • Rutgers moves to 4-0 with 78-65 win over Niagara

    The Sports Xchange "Rutgers was in prime position to let its guard down after ending a 23-game road losing streak on Friday at DePaul. But back home on Sunday before a home crowd at the Louis Brown Athletic Center, the Scarlet Knights went on a 16-0 run in the second half to defeat Niagara 78-65 to remain a..." November 20

  • Trimble, Terps overcome 13-point deficit to beatTowson

    The Sports Xchange "Melo Trimble scored 27 points, freshman Justin Jackson added 21 and the Maryland Terrapins rallied from a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat pesky Towson, 71-66 Sunday at Xfinity Center. Trimble, who made 16-of-17 free throw attempts, sank a pair with 1:26 to give Maryland a 68-66 lead...." November 20

  • Cincinnati rebounds to top Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- What a difference a day made for Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin. Saturday, when his No. 24 Bearcats had dropped a 76-71 decision to No. 21 Rhode Island, Cronin was snippy after the game, making it clear he wasn't happy with the way his team had played -- and with at least..." November 20

  • No. 13 Michigan State survives Florida Gulf Coast

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Florida Gulf Coast made a name for itself by knocking off Georgetown as a No. 15 seed in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. The Eagles nearly recorded the second win over a ranked opponent in school history on Sunday. Eron Harris scored 31 points, two shy of his career high,..." November 20

  • Coffey, Minnesota hold off St. John's

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Amir Coffey scored a career-high 30 points as Minnesota overcame a cold start and held off St. John's 92-86 Friday night at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. Coffey had 17 of his points in the first half as the Gophers (4-0) overcome an early 13-point deficit to lead by 10 at the..." November 19

  • Michigan State’s laughable schedule shows NCAA at its worst

    New York Post "At nearly $2 million per year — roughly $4 million less than what the biggest-time college coaches annually make — how much of NCAA boss Mark Emmert’s salary is TV-supplied hush money? What never made much sense now makes none, and thus carries the feel and stench of pure, unfiltered fraud. The..." November 19

  • Webster leads Nebraska past Louisiana Tech

    The Sports Xchange "Tai Webster scored 23 points and Jack McVeigh added 21 to lead Nebraska to a 65-54 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. Ed Morrow Jr. added nine points as Nebraska moved to 3-0 for the first time since 2013-14 season. Erik McCree paced the..." November 19

  • Rutgers rebuffs DePaul 66-59

    The Sports Xchange "In a battle of teams projected to finish last in their respective conferences, Rutgers struck a blow for the Big Ten with a 66-59 victory over DePaul of the Big East on Thursday night at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. Junior guard Mike Williams came off the bench to produce 14 points and a..." November 18

  • Seton Hall gets big win at Iowa

    The Sports Xchange "The Seton Hall Pirates picked up an enormous road victory on Thursday, defeating Iowa 91-83 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in one of the contests associated with the Gavitt Games between the Big Ten and Big East conferences. Despite starting the game by missing seven of its first eight shots, Seton..." November 18

  • Michigan mashes Marquette at MSG

    The Sports Xchange "Zak Irwin scored 16 points while Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Mark Donnal scored 15 points each as Michigan rolled to a 79-61 rout of Marquette on Thursday night in a 2K Classic contest played at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Wolverines (3-0) shot an even 50 percent from the floor..." November 18

  • Bridges scores 24 as No. 13 Michigan State cruises

    The Sports Xchange "EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The combination of coming home and playing a weaker opponent lifted the spirits of the Michigan State basketball team. The No. 13 Spartans began their season with losses to Top 10 teams Arizona and Kentucky. They finally got their first victory of the season on..." November 18

  • No. 15 Purdue escapes against Georgia State with late rally

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- No. 15 Purdue learned a valuable lesson Friday night, and fortunately for the Boilermakers, they did not have to learn that lesson the hard way. Caleb Swanigan had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 15 Purdue closed the game on a 20-0 run to rally for a 64-56 victory..." November 18

  • Illinois pulls away from Detroit Mercy

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois made eight of its first nine shots from the field in the second half to break away from Detroit Mercy for an 89-69 victory in the NIT Season Tip-Off on Friday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Senior swingman Malcolm Hill scored five of his game-high 25 points in the..." November 18

  • Nojel Eastern picks Purdue because of coaches, proximity to home

    Chicago Tribune "Evanston senior Nojel Eastern made sure his college selection announcement would have little drama. In front of a large throng of students, coaches and administrators at Beardsley Gym on Wednesday, Eastern slowly unzipped his black full-sleeve warmup to reveal his college choice:..." November 17

  • Illinois officially lands 5-star center Jeremiah Tilmon

    Land of 10 "Illinois fans can breath a sigh of relief. Five-star center Jeremiah Tilmon announced Thursday that he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Illini after verbally committing to the team in July. The 6-foot-10.5 Tilmon is tabbed as the 25th-best player in the 2017 class,..." November 17

  • Ohio State claims victory over Providence

    The Sports Xchange "JaQuan Lyle scored 21 points and Ohio State weathered a run by Providence in the second half to claim a 72-67 victory on Thursday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Big Ten-Big East matchup was part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Lyle also had a team-high seven assists and..." November 17

  • No. 9 Wisconsin takes care of Chicago State

    The Sports Xchange "MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin coach Greg Gard rotated players early and often in the ninth-ranked Badgers' 69-51 win against Chicago State on Thursday night. Senior forward Vitto Brown scored a team-high 12 points to pace Wisconsin (2-1) at the Kohl Center. Sophomore guard Khalil Iverson..." November 17

  • No. 22 Creighton knocks off No. 9 Wisconsin

    The Sports Xchange "OMAHA, Neb. -- A trio of three-point possessions in 47 seconds led 22nd-ranked Creighton to a 79-67 upset of ninth-ranked Wisconsin on Tuesday in one of the Big Ten-Big East Gavitt Tipoff Games. Leading the way for Creighton (2-0) were guards Maurice Watson Jr., Khyri Thomas and Marcus..." November 16

  • No. 6 Indiana routs UMass Lowell behind Blackmon

    The Sports Xchange "Indiana coach Tom Crean knows his team can score. What he wants to see is a better performance on the defensive end. The sixth-ranked Hoosiers overcame spotty play on defense Wednesday night with their second straight 100-point outing, dumping Massachusetts Lowell 100-78 in their home opener..." November 16

  • Butler's Baldwin beats Northwestern in last second

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Kamar Baldwin hit a jumper from just inside the 3-point arc with half a second to play to lift Butler past Northwestern 70-68 Wednesday in a back-and-forth Gavitt Tipoff Game at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Junior forward Kelan Martin finished with a game-high 22 points..." November 16

  • Big second half propels Minnesota past Mount St. Mary's

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Jordan Murphy dominated the paint and Minnesota again used a big second-half run to top Mount St. Mary's 80-56 at home on Wednesday. After a 3-pointer by guard Junior Robinson got the Mountaineers (0-3) within 49-42 with 13:34 to play, the Golden Gophers went on a 12-0 run to push..." November 16

  • Buckeyes fend off feisty N.C. Central

    The Sports Xchange "Jae'Sean Tate scored a game-high 21 points to lead Ohio State to a 69-63 win over North Carolina Central in the Buckeyes' home opener Monday night at Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Tate, coming back from shoulder surgery last season, also grabbed a team-leading 10 rebounds. He made 8 of..." November 15

  • Law carries Northwestern past Eastern Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Vic Law scored a game-high 26 points and four teammates added double-figure efforts as Northwestern won its second straight with an 86-72 Legends Classic regional decision over Eastern Washington on Monday. Bryant McIntosh had 18 points, Dererk Pardon and Scottie Lindsey each had 12 and..." November 15

  • Former player suing Northwestern, NCAA over 'destructive' transfer rule

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Former Northwestern guard Johnnie Vassar filed an antitrust lawsuit on Monday against the the school and NCAA, claiming the governing body's transfer regulations violate federal antitrust laws. Vassar's class-action lawsuit wants to abolish the NCAA's rule requiring transfers to sit for a..." November 15

  • Ex-Northwestern player sheds light on transfer rule by suing NCAA, school

    USA Today "Former Northwestern men's basketball player Johnnie Vassar filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA and the school based on the current transfer rules — labeled "destructive" — and potentially opened up a Pandora's box in the college basketball landscape, which has seen transfer rates..." November 15

  • Trimble's late points lift Maryland over Georgetown

    The Sports Xchange "Maryland star guard Melo Trimble scored four points in the final 11 seconds, fueling a frantic comeback and leading the Terrapins to a 76-75 victory over host Georgetown on Tuesday at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. Trimble finished with a game-high 22 points, including a pair of free..." November 15

  • Monk, Briscoe lead No. 2 Kentucky over No. 13 Michigan State

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Kentucky's kids are alright. Facing an early-season challenge against No. 13 Michigan State in the opener of the Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden, the young No. 2 Wildcats, led by freshman Malik Monk's 23 points, knocked off the Spartans 69-48 on Tuesday...." November 15

  • Penn State pulls away from Grand Canyon

    The Sports Xchange "Lamar Stevens scored 19 points and Penn State went on a late second-half run to beat an experienced Grand Canyon squad 85-76 on Tuesday night at the Bryce Jordan Center at University Park, Pa. Stevens went 7-for-16 from the field and was perfect from the free-throw line (5-for-5) to lead the..." November 15

  • Illinois makes 16 3-pointers in 112-65 victory

    The Sports Xchange "Illinois tied a school record with 16 3-pointers as the Fighting Illini overwhelmed Division II McKendree University 112-65 on Tuesday night at State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill. Sophomore guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (18 points) drilled 6 of 9 from 3-point range to share team-high scoring..." November 15

  • No. 3 Villanova gets road win over No. 15 Purdue

    The Sports Xchange "WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- When a college basketball team has won an NCAA tournament, it obviously knows how to perform on center stage. Third-ranked Villanova showed that necessary grit and mental toughness Monday night, sinking its first seven second-half shots during a 17-6 run and held off..." November 14

  • Second-half rally pushes Minnesota to victory

    The Sports Xchange "A 22-3 run to start the second half helped Minnesota race past Texas-Arlington for an 84-67 victory on Monday on the Golden Gophers' home court. The Golden Gophers (2-0) trailed 41-35 at the half, but were a different team after the break. Minnesota center Reggie Lynch opened the second-half..." November 14

  • Michigan uses balance to get past IUPUI

    The Sports Xchange "Michigan went on a 10-0 run to close out the first half and maintained a double-digit lead throughout the second half in a 77-65 win over IUPUI on Sunday at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Zak Irvin led the balanced Wolverines (2-0) with 15 points. Moritz Wagner and Derrick Walton Jr...." November 13

  • Iowa dominates Savannah State

    The Sports Xchange "Less than 48 hours after winning their season opener, the Iowa Hawkeyes continued their winning ways Sunday afternoon with a 116-84 shellacking of Savannah State at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. While the Hawkeyes moved to 2-0, the Tigers dropped to 0-2 after losing to No. 24 Iowa State in Ames earlier..." November 13