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

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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
    Gonzaga’s prowess on road put to test

    Associated Press
    No team in NCAA men’s basketball history has won more consecutive conference road games than No. 4 Gonzaga, and the Bulldogs were looking to extend that run Thursday night at BYU.

    The 98-39 win at Santa Clara last Thursday was the Bulldogs’ 27th straight West Coast Conference road victory. That broke an NCAA record they shared with the UCLA teams from 1967-70.

    “That’s based on coaches,” forward Brandon Clarke said. “They’ve been here for years.”

    But senior guard Josh Perkins said the players also deserve a share of the glory.

    “We take every game seriously,” Perkins said. “We are even more serious on the road.”
    The 59-point victory was also the largest road win by a Division I team against a Division I opponent since 1996, when USC won at UC Irvine by 62 (107-45).
    The streak was in for a stern test at BYU (13-9, 5-2), where some 20,000 fans create a tough environment.
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    Shockers beat buzzer, SMU with layup
    Associated Press
    Samajae Haynes-Jones scored 17 points and hit a dramatic layup with a second remaining to lift Wichita State to an 85-83 victory over SMU late Wednesday night.

    SMU’s Jimmy Whitt Jr. hit a step-back 10-footer to tie the game at 83-83 with 19 seconds to go. After a Wichita State timeout, the Shockers got the ball to Haynes-Jones, who worked the clock down then drove the lane.

    He crossed over from the right side to the left and made a scooping left-handed layup for the go-ahead bucket.

    After an SMU timeout, the Shockers knocked a long inbound pass out of bounds as time ran out.

    Shockers beat buzzer, SMU with layup
     
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    FSU 59, Georgia Tech 49

    Seminoles not stuck in muck, enjoy good luck

    FSU overcomes Jackets’ deliberate style to triumph

    By Chaunte’l Powell Orlando Sentinel
    TALLAHASSEE — Nothing has come easy for No. 25 Florida State this season, and Saturday was no different as its matchup with Georgia Tech turned into low-scoring, grind-it-out affair.

    The Seminoles found a way to earn a 59-49 win, improving to 16-5 overall and 4-4 in the ACC.

    Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner said the plan coming into the game was to “muck it up” defensively and slow the pace down to a near halt. It was effective to an extent as FSU shot 11 of 28 in the first half and 16 of 46 for the game.
    Still, the Seminoles were able to build a 55-47 lead with 5:44 left in the game that proved to be just enough as the two teams struggled to score during the final four minutes.

    “It confused us a little bit,” Mfiondu Kabengele said of Georgia Tech’s zone defense. “But Iwe had great timeouts and communicated well on how to attack it, and it worked out in the end.”
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    NORTH CAROLINA 88, UM 85 (OT)

    Agony of defeat


    Hurricanes unable to hold on to late lead, fall to Tar Heels in OT

    By Aaron Beard Associated Press
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina hit every big shot it needed in an unexpectedly dire situation at home against struggling Miami. That allowed the eighth-ranked Tar Heels to hang on for their best Atlantic Coast Conference start under Roy Williams.

    Freshman Coby White matched his season high with 33 points and Luke Maye and Kenny Williams each hit critical 3-pointers to help the Tar Heels edge the Hurricanes 88-85 in overtime Saturday. The victory pushed the Tar Heels (19-4) to 9-1 in the ACC for the first time in 16 seasons under their Hall of Fame coach.

    “I feel very fortunate, to say the least,” Roy Williams said. “I questioned our kids’ toughness throughout the whole game and was still doing it at the end, but I think they answered it pretty well down the stretch. They made plays, made shots.”
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    FSU 80, Louisville 75 (OT)
    Managing to cut down Cards
    Seminoles overcome rough shooting night
    By Chaunte’l Powell Orlando Sentinel
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said he hoped his team could learn from their mistakes while still managing to collect wins this season.

    The No. 22 Seminoles lived up to those expectations Saturday at the Donald L. Tucker Center, overcoming a rough shooting night against a top team en route to an 80-75 win over No. 16 Louisville in overtime.

    Louisville (17-7) looked shaky to start the overtime period, with Jordan Nwora dribbling off his foot and Dwayne Sutton missing a jumper.

    FSU (18-5) remained aggressive and got to the rim, drawing six fouls in overtime and quickly going on an 8-0 run.

    Louisville eventually cut the lead to one after a three-point play by Christen Cunningham, but Trent Forrest and MJ Walker’s four free throws in the last 30 seconds iced the game.
    Managing to cut down Cards
     
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    UCF 71, SMU 65
    Balanced Knights bounce right back
    Red-hot Dawkins scores season-high 26 to spark win against Mustangs

    By Iliana Limón Romero Orlando Sentinel
    UCF was frustrated and disappointed by a 77-68 loss to then-No. 12 Houston Thursday.

    “We came out tight, not making plays that we normally make,” Knights senior point guard B.J. Taylor said after the loss. “The message for us is there is no need for us to come out tight.”

    UCF embraced that message, bouncing back with a 71-65 win at SMU Sunday.
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    UCF BASKETBALL

    Knights pushing toward Madness

    UCF eyeing key victory Wednesday night against USF

    By Brian Murphy Orlando Sentinel Correspondent

    “Right now, it’s do-or-die time,” forward Collin Smith said Tuesday. “March is close.”

    A tough road lies ahead for the Knights as seven of their final eight regular-games will come against teams ranked among the top 70 in the NET rankings, college basketball’s new replacement for the RPI. With the Knights’ postseason hopes hinging on each result, every opportunity is of critical importance.

    “We know we’ve got to do our best to win them all,” guard Aubrey Dawkins said.

    UCF’s next opportunity arrives Wednesday night with a visit from the South Florida Bulls. Although Smith is in his inaugural season as a Knight, he is already 1-0 versus USF after facing them as a true freshman at George Washington University in 2016
    So, how did things go for Smith in that game?
    “Well, except for the game-winning bucket, not much really happened,” he said with a healthy dose of sarcasm.
    Knights pushing toward Madness
     
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    FSU BASKETBALL

    Pushing forward

    No. 17 Seminoles looking to extend winning streak to 6

    By Chaunte'l Powell Orlando Sentinel
    TALLAHASSEE — Entering Wednesday’s home matchup against Wake Forest, the Florida State Seminoles find themselves back in national rankings at No. 17 and in the middle of the ACC pack at 6-4.

    The Seminoles have won five consecutive games and are currently in seventh in the conference.

    FSU has seen Mfiondu Kabengele find his stride, but head coach Leonard Hamilton said there’s still work to be done.
    “We’re going to fight, we’re just not there yet,” Hamilton said. “These are still young kids who are growing and developing. We’re still a work in progress.”

    Wake Forest is 9-13 overall and 2-8 in the ACC. Hamilton said he expects the Demon Deacons to plays a match-up zone defense much like the conference opponents they’ve faced earlier this season. He said it’s important the Seminoles be prepared for a hybrid zone defense.
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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTES
    Coach K: Not aware of rape allegation
    Associated Press
    Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said he has “no knowledge” of a woman’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by a former Blue Devils player and he believes the school should and will investigate.
    Lawyer Nancy Erika Smith has said her client, Meredith Watson, was raped by a player while she was a student at Duke. The New York Times and other publications identified the player as Corey Maggette, who has denied the allegation. The reports cited a friend of Watson, R. Stanton Jones, who said she told him about the alleged assault at the time.

    Watson also said Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her while they were students at Duke in 2000. Smith said Watson told a high-ranking administrator about the assault by a player but was dissuaded from filing a complaint o
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    UM 65, Clemson 64
    Johnson’s shot at buzzer sinks Tigers
    Associated Press
    CORAL GABLES — Zach Johnson’s jumper with 0.4 seconds remaining gave Miami a 65-64 victory over Clemson on Wednesday night.
    Johnson dribbled into the painted area, momentarily lost the ball and then banked in a fade-away jumper from the left elbow over the outstretched hand Shelton Mitchell. Clemson’s length-of-the-court inbound pass sailed out of bounds, securing the win for Miami.

    The Tigers rallied from a 63-58 deficit and ran off six unanswered points. Marcquise Reed’s two free throws with 1:16 remaining gave Clemson a 64-63 lead.
    Dejan Vasiljevic scored a career high 22 points and Chris Lykes finished with 21 for the Hurricanes (11-13, 3-9 ACC).
    Johnson’s shot at buzzer sinks Tigers
     
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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    Fall paces UCF
    Center racks up 21 points, 9 rebounds in victory over USF
    By Brian Murphy Orlando Sentinel=
    TALLAHASSEE — Just in time for the season’s stretch run, the UCF men’s basketball team turned in arguably its best performance of the year Wednesday night.

    Center Tacko Fall tallied a season-high 21 points and along with nine rebounds as the Knights blew out the rival South Florida Bulls 78-65 at CFE Arena.
    The War on I-4 victory moves the Knights to 18-5 overall and 8-3 in conference play. Four UCF players scored in double figures, including guard B.J. Taylor, who recorded seven assists for the third consecutive game.

    UCF (17-7, 7-5 American Athletic Conference) started hot, scoring the first 13 points of the evening, thanks in large part to Fall’s contributions. The Knights built that advantage up to 19 before the Bulls cut it to 10 late in the period.
    Fall paces UCF
     
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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTES
    Houston stays hot, wins 9th straight
    News services

    DeJon Jarreau had 18 points and seven assists to help No. 9 Houston beat Connecticut 71-63 on Thursday night in Hartford, Conn., for its ninth straight victory.
    Armoni Brooks added 12 points for the Cougars (24-1, 11-1 American Athletic Conference). They opened the second half with a 17-4 run to take control.
    Christian Vital had 15 points for UConn (13-12, 4-8).
    The Huskies have lost three straight since a knee injury took out scoring leader Jalen Adams. He may miss the rest of the season.
    Jarreau’s driving layup gave Houston a 17-point lead with just over 71/2 minutes to go. UConn cut it to 61-55 after a 3-pointer by Sidney Wilson and a free throw from Christian Vital.
    Houston stays hot, wins 9th straight
     
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    UCF BASKETBALL
    Setting table
    Fall a force early, often for Knights in win over USF

    By Brian Murphy Orlando Sentinel Correspondent
    Sometimes you forget Tacko Fall has only been playing basketball for seven years.
    It’s is easy to overlook while he is dominating American Athletic Conference competition, as he did Wednesday night.

    The 7-foot-6 senior center was a leading force all evening long as the UCF men’s basketball team rolled to a 78-65 win over the South Florida Bulls.
    Fall scored a season-high 21 points and set the tone early, scoring six of those points in the opening four minutes. The Knights grabbed a 13-0 advantage during that time and pretty much rolled from there, never letting their lead drop to fewer than nine and going up by as many as 26 in the second half.
    The convincing victory moved UCF to 18-5 overall and 8-3 in the American Conference standings.
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    FSU BASKETBALL
    Dunk-a-thon for Koumadje
    Center helped No. 17 Seminoles dominate in paint
    By Chaunte’l Powell Orlando Sentinel

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida State’s Christ Koumadje grabbed Terance Mann’s pass for a slam dunk and the first points of the game against Wake Forest.
    Later, Koumadje got a tip slam and then he got another one. He added another and finally one more alley-oop from Mann for good measure.
    This was the theme throughout the night as No. 17 Florida State dominated the paint early and often en route to the 88-66 win over Wake Forest.
    FSU (19-5, 7-4 ACC) scored 50 points in the paint, many of them dunks by Koumadje. The 7-foot-4 center finished with 20 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks.
    Koumadje was active on the glass, getting put-back slam after put-back slam throughout the first half to help give the Seminoles a 38-31 lead at the break. Any Seminole can have the hot hand on any given night. As a result, Koumadje said players have to be ready to have their number called.
    “Every night it’s going to be somebody different, and if it’s not your turn, you’ve got to cheer for your brother. And when it’s your time, your brother’s going to cheer for you. We just stay engaged,” he said.
    Dunk-a-thon for Koumadje
     
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    COLLEGE BASKETBALL NOTES
    UNC eager to battle Williamson, Duke Associated Press
    North Carolina coach Roy Williams set his sights on landing Zion Williamson out of high school, only to see him end up down the road at the Tar Heels’ biggest rival.

    Williams and the rest of the eight-ranked Tar Heels will get an up-close look at top-ranked Duke’s rim-wrecking freshman Wednesday in what’s sure to be a foundation-shaking atmosphere at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

    Zion’s a different bird, there’s no question” Williams said Monday. “We tried to recruit him very hard. He’s got a combination of skill set that I’ve never seen and there is a lot of attention, but he deserves it. He’s backed it up.”

    Williamson arrived at Duke with plenty of hype, a 6-foot-8, 285-pound force who created a massive following with his head-above-the-rim dunks.
    UNC eager to battle Williamson, Duke
     
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