Metro Atlantic Athl. RUMORS & NEWS

  • West Virginia forces 40 turnovers, crushes Manhattan

    The Sports Xchange "MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Esa Ahmad scored 17 of his career-best 19 points in the opening half and didn't miss a shot from the floor as No. 25 West Virginia put away Manhattan early in a 108-61 romp on Monday night. The pressing Mountaineers (5-1) recovered from Friday's loss to Temple by forcing..." November 28

  • No. 11 Gonzaga downs Quinnipiac

    The Sports Xchange "Gonzaga will rely heavily this season on its three transfers -- guards Nigel Williams-Goss and Jordan Mathews and forward Johnathan Williams -- as was the case in an 82-62 win over Quinnipiac on Thursday. Williams-Goss, a Washington transfer, fueled the No. 11 Bulldogs' execution with a..." November 24

  • 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

  • No. 18 Syracuse stifles Monmouth

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Before Tuesday night's game, Monmouth Hawks coach and Binghamton, N.Y., native King Rice said he was "really, really nervous" because his friends in upstate New York were saying that Syracuse Orange coach Jim Boeheim had assembled one of the best teams of his 41-year Hall-of-Fame..." November 18

  • No. 7 Kansas blows by Siena

    The Sports Xchange "LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The victory No. 7 Kansas gained Friday was a milestone. Yet as impressive as the 207th win for Bill Self was in making him the all-time winningest coach in Allen Fieldhouse, the losses he has recorded at home in 14 seasons with the Jayhawks remain even more incredible...." November 18

  • Florida State eases past Iona

    The Sports Xchange "Florida State moved to 2-0 to start the season with a convincing 99-78 victory against Iona on Tuesday in Tallahassee, Fla. The Seminoles raced out to a 47-32 halftime lead and never relented, matching Iona's fast-paced attack basket-for-basket -- and then some. Freshman forward..." November 15

  • South Carolina tops Monmouth with buzzer-beater

    The Sports Xchange "Sophomore guard PJ Dozier hit a jumper as time expired, lifting South Carolina to a 70-69 overtime win over Monmouth on Tuesday in a Brooklyn Hoops Holiday Invitational game at Columbia, S.C. Monmouth took a 69-68 lead with a minute to play on a three-point play by Je'lon Hornbeak. With the..." November 15

  • Rhode Island manhandles Marist

    The Sports Xchange "A confident E.C. Matthews expected to come back strong after a year off because of a knee injury. "I think you guys are more surprised than I am," the Rhode Island guard told the media after his 22 points led the No. 21 Rams to a 107-65 blowout of Marist in a Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament..." November 14

  • No. 2 Kentucky overwhelms Canisius in 2nd half

    The Sports Xchange "LEXINGTON, Ky. -- No. 2-ranked Kentucky ran its record to 2-0 Sunday night with a 93-69 victory over Canisius at Rupp Arena. It was the Wildcats' final tuneup before a nationally televised showdown against No. 12 Michigan State on Tuesday. "I just got to keep telling myself this is..." November 13

  • Top-ranked Duke overwhelms Marist

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke put on a show even without some of the team's big-named newcomers in its season opener. Five players scored in double figures, led by reserve freshman guard Frank Jackson's 18 points, and top-ranked Duke overwhelmed visiting Marist from the start in a 94-49 romp Friday..." November 11