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Discussion in 'Nuttin' but Net' started by gatorjjh, Jan 15, 2019.

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    COLLEGES
    FSU snaps 4-game skid
    By Chaunte'l Powell Orlando Sentinel
    TALLAHASSEE – Returning home was just what Florida State needed, with the Seminoles defeating Clemson 77-68 to snap a four-game losing streak and improve to 14-5 overall.

    The long ball kept the Seminoles in the game all night as they shot 50 percent in the first half and 45.5 percent in the game. David Nichols’ 3-pointer with 8:04 left in the game gave FSU the 59-55 lead, the largest of the game for the Seminoles. Nichols finished with 16 points, 12 scored from behind the arc, on 4 of 5 shooting.

    Late in the second half, Clemson (11-7) committed five turnovers in a seven minute stretch and went more than five minutes without scoring while FSU built a 63-55 lead with 6:30 left in the game.
    Clemson cut the lead to three with 4:14 left to play, but that would be as close as it got as the Seminoles outscored the Tigers 12-4 to close out the game.

    Mfiondu Kabengele led FSU in scoring with 17 points. No other Seminole finished in double digits.
    FSU snaps 4-game skid
     
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    UCF 75, TULANE 50

    Dawkins leads Knights to win

    Associated Press
    Aubrey Dawkins scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds as UCF built a 22-point first-half lead and cruised to a 75-50 win over Tulane for its fifth win in six American Athletic Association starts Wednesday night.

    The Knights now have won five of their first six conference games to continue their best start since joining the AAC.
    UCF took the lead for good on B.J. Taylor's jumper with 17:27 left in the first half and pushed it to 13 points when Dayon Griffin drilled back-to-back 3s to go up 23-10 with under 12 minutes to go in the half.

    Taylor finished with 17 points and Tacko Fall grabbed 10 rebounds for UCF (15-3, 5-1).
    Samir Sehic had 11 points to pace the Green Wave (4-14, 0-6).
    UCF held Tulane to just 18 of 54 shooting from the floor (33.3 percent).
    Dawkins leads Knights to win

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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

    Cunningham a fresh leader for Louisville

    Associated Press
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Christen Cunningham’s sole focus a year ago was recovering from illness and salvaging what remained of his senior season at Samford.

    Playing at Louisville or anywhere in the Atlantic Coast Conference never crossed his mind, which makes his current situation all the more satisfying.
    Not only is Cunningham healthy again, the graduate transfer has the newly ranked Cardinals on a roll thanks to his play at point guard.

    His 11-assist, turnover-free effort in last week’s rout of Georgia Tech was just the program’s third such performance in 47 years. The effort highlighted a third straight win and helped No. 23 Louisville (13-5, 4-1) climb back in the rankings for the first time since early last season.
    Cunningham a freshleader for Louisville
     
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    UCF

    Knights doing it in whatever style is necessary at that time

    UCF has proved it is able to adjust to different tempos

    By Brian Murphy Orlando Sentinel Correspondent
    Styles will clash Sunday afternoon in Memphis.
    Methodical versus up-tempo. Big versus small. The UCF Knights versus the Memphis Tigers.

    The Tigers (12-7) are returning home after an 83-79 road loss Thursday at Temple that they feel they gave away. Ten first-half turnovers and 17 overall put the Tigers in a hole from which they couldn’t quite climb out.

    “The one thing we couldn’t let happen happened early in the game, and that was turning the ball over,” coach Penny Hardaway said following the defeat.

    Still, despite all of those squandered possessions and missing 22 of 23 attempts from 3-point range, the Tigers put up nearly 80 points on the Owls. Their 83.6 points-per-game average is tops in the AAC and driven by a desire to get out and run; the Tigers offense employs the seventh-fastest tempo in the nation, according to college basketball analytics website KenPom.com.
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    Memphis 77, UCF 57

    Energy crisis on the road leads to Knights’ defeat

    ‘Relentless’ Memphis makes listless UCF pay in one-sided outcome


    By Brian Murphy Orlando Sentinel Correspondent
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The better team doesn’t always win in college basketball. Instead, the spoils often go to the more energetic team.

    The UCF men’s basketball team was emphatically neither on Sunday. Outhustled and outgunned, the Knights fell to the Memphis Tigers, 77-57.
    The point total marks a season-low for the Knights, who shot just 37.9 percent from the field, never held a lead and trailed by double-digits for the final 16 minutes of the contest. Senior guard B.J. Taylor said those troubles could be attributed solely to the zeal the Tigers played with on their home court.

    “They came out with a lot of energy,” Taylor said. “I think more than anything they did defensively, they played hard and they brought a lot of energy.”
    That was evident from the beginning on both ends of the floor. The Tigers’ second basket of the game followed two offensive rebounds. They would go on to grab 21 offensive boards — the most given up by UCF this season — and beat the bigger Knights soundly in the rebounding battle, 46-28.
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    COLLEGES

    Swofford, ACC riding high now

    Commissioner proud of success, upbeat with TV network looming

    By Matt Murschel Orlando Sentinel


    John Swofford looks like a man with few problems. The Atlantic Coast Conference commissioner was in Orlando at the NCAA’s annual convention two weeks after Clemson’s resounding 44-16 win over top-ranked Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
    It’s the league’s third title during the last six years, with the Tigers responsible for two of those wins (2016, 2018) and Florida State (2013) the other.

    “I would take 50 percent of the national championships in any sport, on any day,” said Swofford, who is in his second decade in charge of the ACC.

    The league hasn’t always enjoyed such success, going through a dry spell of 14 years between national championships from 1999 to 2013. Meanwhile down the road, the rival SEC won eight titles during the same window.

    “The last six, seven years or so, the optics of ACC football has really changed and changed for the positive and for good reason,” Swofford said. “I think our schools have really responded to the challenge from a football standpoint. Obviously, Clemson at the top has been extraordinary, but I think our league is just better overall with much more depth. More bowl teams and everything continues to point upward.”
    Swofford, ACC riding high now
     
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    Humbled Knights hungry to regroup


    UCF players don’t want ‘bad loss’ to create doubt

    By Brian Murphy Orlando Sentinel Correspondent
    UCF men’s basketball coach Johnny Dawkins was short and to the point.

    “We need to play better,” he said. “We need to play with more intensity. We need to defend better and we need to rebound better.”
    That was the entirety of Dawkins’ statement when asked Wednesday about his team’s focus this week following Sunday’s 20-point loss at Memphis.
    Not that anything he mentioned should be considered surprising.
    The Knights know they didn’t match the Tigers’ energy on the court last weekend, and it led to UCF allowing 14 points more than its season average, losing the rebounding battle by 18 and experiencing its worst defeat of the year.
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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
    Teams putting up with cold shooting
    Associated Press
    The polar vortex couldn’t stop college basketball in the Midwest.

    Despite the deep freeze, a dozen men’s games and four women’s games in major conferences went on Wednesday night as temperatures approached or broke records.

    In Indianapolis, school was canceled at Butler and other nearby schools — but the game between the Bulldogs and No. 10 Marquette wasn’t.
    Athletic department officials put heaters near the metal detectors at each gate, an attempt to keep security guards and fans warm as the temperature hovered near 3 degrees with a wind chill of minus-17 when the gates opened 90 minutes before tip-off of Marquette’s 76-58 victory. They also asked security guards to expedite the screening process to get fans safely into Hinkle Fieldhouse.
    Teams putting up with cold shooting