IUPUI TO TRAVEL TO NO. 19/18 OHIO STATE ON TUESDAY NIGHT


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The IUPUI basketball team will face a daunting task on Tuesday (Jan. 18) when the Jaguars take on No. 19/18 Ohio State (11-4) inside Value City Arena at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network as Chris Vosters (pxp) and Trent Meacham (analyst) call the action. 

IUPUI (1-14) is coming off a tough road trip through Wisconsin as the Jaguars dropped contests at both Green Bay and Milwaukee last week. On Saturday, Bakari LaStrap and Azariah Seay had nine points apiece as the Jaguars fell at Milwaukee, 89-54. It marked IUPUI’s worst defensive effort of the year as the Panthers posted 89 points and shot 62 percent from the floor against the Jaguars. It marked the first time this year the Jags had allowed a foe to hit better than 50 percent from the floor, coming in the season’s 15th game. 

Junior Mike DePersia came off the IUPUI bench with eight points, four boards and three assists and Jonah Carrasco had seven points, four rebounds and a career-high three steals. DeAndre Gholston led Milwaukee with 21 points, including hitting five treys. 

The Jags enter Tuesday’s gameat 0-17 all-time against ranked opponents and have lost 10 straight to Big Ten foes since defeating Northwestern back in 2002. The Jags are 0-2 against Ohio State, having lost on trips to Columbus in 2001 and 2010. 

SCOUTING OHIO STATE

Ohio State is ranked No. 19/18 nationally and comes in at 11-4 overall and 8-0 at home this season. The Buckeyes have impressive wins this season, having defeated both Duke and Seton Hall in non-conference play. E.J. Liddell leads OSU in scoring (19.9 ppg), rebounds (7.1 rpg), minutes played (31.0 mpg) and blocked shots (45). Malaki Branham also scores in double-digits at 10.2 points per game while eight different OSU players average better than six points per game. As a team, OSU shoots 48 percent overall and 37 percent from three while holding foes to 41 percent overall and 32 percent from beyond the arc. 

SERIES NOTES

IUPUI is 0-2 all-time against Ohio State, losing in trips to Columbus in 2001 and 2010. 

UP NEXT

IUPUI will return home and return to Horizon League play when the Jaguars host Wright State at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday night (Jan. 20) inside Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on ESPN+. 

Game Notes (click here for the full PDF packet)

QUICK HITTERS

  • IUPUI is 0-17 all-time against ranked opponents in the program’s Division I era (1998-present). The last time IUPUI faced Ohio State on Dec. 9, 2010, the Buckeyes were ranked No. 2 nationally and outlasted the Jaguars, 75-64. 
  • IUPUI hasn’t defeated a Big Ten opponent since Nov. 27, 2002 when the Jaguars won at Northwestern, 56-53. Since then, IUPUI has dropped 10 straight to Big Ten opponents, which includes the 2010 meeting with Ohio State. 
  • IUPUI has made three trips to Ohio State’s Value City Arena in the program’s history – road games against the Buckeyes in 2001 and 2010, both of which ended in defeat. Additionally, IUPUI opened the 2006-07 season by participating in the BCA Classic in Columbus, facing Alabama A&M, Kent State and Loyola Chicago in neutral site games. 
  • With a rash of injuries in December, the IUPUI starting lineup and rotations has become a patchwork chore for first year head coach Matt Crenshaw. Of the 11 players who have seen action this season, 10 have now started at least one game this season. Freshman Boston Stanton III is the lone IUPUI player to have started all 15 games. 
  • Of IUPUI’s 11 active players, 10 have scored in double-figures in at least one game this season with senior Jonah Carrasco adding his name to that list last Monday night (Jan. 10). Carrasco had a perfect shooting night, hitting all four field goals and both of his free throws in tallying a career-high 10 points against UIC. The only player to have not scored in double-digits this season is junior guard Mike DePersia.  
  • Maxwell leads IUPUI in scoring (11.6 ppg), rebounding (4.6 rpg), minutes played (31.5 mpg), free throw percentage (81.4%) and threes made (18). Maxwell has led IUPUI in scoring in nine of his 14 appearances and had a career-high 20 points (6-11 FG, 3-4 3’s, 5-5 FT) against Chicago State just before Christmas break. 
  • The IUPUI basketball team had a 3.23 grade point average for the fall with 10 of the 14 team members notching a 3.0 or better. Nathan McClure had a perfect 4.0 in the fall and Stanton had a 3.95 mark. As a team, the Jaguars currently have a cumulative 3.37 team GPA. 

    MILWAUKEE TIP-INS
    IUPUI is coming off its worst defensive showing of the year, yielding a season-high 89 points in an 89-54 loss at Milwaukee on Saturday afternoon (Jan. 15)… in addition to the 89 points allowed, IUPUI also allowed a season-high 63.2 percent from the floor, 13 threes, 52.0 percent from three-point range and 19 assists… it marked the first time this season an IUPUI foe shot better than 50 percent from the floor… redshirt junior Nathan McClure, who had attempted just seven free throws all season, hit all six of his tries at Milwaukee… both Mike DePersia and Bakari LaStrap were a perfect 2-of-2 from three-point range in the loss… Azariah Seay had a season-high three assists and Jonah Carrasco had a career-high three steals after collecting just two steals in his first 28 career games… the Milwaukee game marked the second time this year the Jags failed to put a player in double-digits… the Jags matched their season-high with 30 bench points, fueled by nine each from LaStrap and Seay off the bench. 

    TRIP THREE

 
   IUPUI is 0-2 all-time against Ohio State and 1-4 all-time inside Value City Arena. The Jags lost games to Ohio State in both 2001 and 2010 and went 1-2 in the 2006 BCA Classic at Value City Arena, defeating Alabama A&M in the opener before falling to Kent State and Loyola Chicago the following two days. 

    The takeaway from the 2006 trip was future NBAer George Hill suffered a foot injury in game two to Kent State, ultimately causing him to redshirt the 2006-07 campaign. 

    AS A PLAYER

    Head coach Matt Crenshaw was in the IUPUI starting five when the Jaguars visited Ohio State on Dec. 8, 2001, finishing with six points, four boards and two assists while playing a team-high 30 minutes in the 83-70 loss. Antoine Lewis paced the Jaguars with 19 points (9-13 FG) in that contest and Lance Williams added 13 (4-12 FG, 3-5 3’s, 2-2 FT). 

    SEAY MY NAME

    After scoring just 30 points in the season’s first nine games combined, senior Azariah Seay has been on a scoring binge, averaging 13.2 points per game over the past six games. Seay tallied a career-high 17 on 8-of-12 shooting against Morehead State on Dec. 21. 

    THREE-HEADED MONSTER

    IUPUI has used a trio of bodies in the middle this season in Jonah Carrasco, Chuks Isitua and Dimitar Pandev. Collectively, the group is averaging 10.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots per game while shooting 51 percent (56-of-110) from the field. 

    SEVEN BODIES

    IUPUI entered the Dec. 21 Morehead State game with nine healthy bodies and finished the night with just seven cleared for takeoff. In addition to Seay’s career-high 17, two others made the most of an extended opportunity as sophomore Bakari LaStrap finished with a career-high 11 points (5-11 FG, 1-1 FT) in 35 minutes off the bench and senior Dimitar Pandev also had a career-high 11 (3-3 FG, 2-2 3’s, 3-6 FT) in just 18 minutes. 

    IUPUI’s top scorer, B.J. Maxwell, was limited to just three points on 1-of-7 shooting. 

    TAP INTO THE RESERVES

    With IUPUI’s scoring coming via committee, IUPUI is averaging 19.7 points per game off the bench this season. IUPUI has received 10-or-more points from its bench in every game this season and has had a season-high 30 points twice, including at Milwaukee on Saturday (Jan. 15). 

    CRAFTY VETERAN

    Maxwell is an interesting case study in today’s new world of college basketball as he’s entering his seventh year of college this season. After redshirting his opening season (2015-16) at Abilene Christian, he played three full seasons at ACU before transferring out for a fifth season. He played just two games at Detroit Mercy in 2019-20 before suffering a season ending injury and receiving another season of eligibility. He spent all of last season at Saint Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where he averaged 18.6 points and 5.3 boards per game while earning NABC Second Team All-District honors.

    After all NCAA student-athletes were granted an additional year of eligibility due to COVID-19 issues, Maxwell opted to join the IUPUI program for a seventh season of schooling. He enters this season having played 94 collegiate basketball games and having scored 758 points across both NCAA Division I and II levels.     

    CHASING 1,000

    Maxwell’s journey has spanned four schools in three different states at both the Division I and Division II levels, but through it all, he’s closing in on 1,000 collegiate points. Maxwell has 921 collegiate points entering play – 385 at Abilene Christian, 2 at Detroit Mercy, 371 at St. Edward’s University and 163 this season at IUPUI. 

 





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Winter alerts in effect; Snow to cause travel impacts starting Sunday night into Monday


CLEVELAND, Ohio – Hard to believe a winter storm system is on its way to Northeast Ohio with the clear skies we saw on Saturday and will see through the day on Sunday.

Here is the timeline through the rest of the weekend:

Sunday starts off and stays dry.

Wake up temperatures will sink into the single digits for many early Sunday morning.

The system snow arrives late Sunday night from the south, mainly after 8 PM.

Areas south of Cleveland will see the biggest impacts overnight into early Monday morning.

The higher snow totals will be east and along the I-71 corridor, with the heaviest snow expected east of the I-77 corridor.

Regardless, snow will still be falling in these areas come Monday morning, so expect snow-covered roads and slick travel during the Monday morning commute.

The second part of the ALERT will be lake effect snow picking up and continuing through the afternoon Monday.

This is where we could pick up and additional 4-8″ in the snowbelt where snow squalls persist.

This could lead to travel impacts during the evening commute as well.

A few lake effect snow bands will linger through the first half of the day Tuesday.

This is a complicated and evolving system. Stay with the 19 First Alert Team for the latest updates.

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🏀 Jayhawks Continue Road Trip Wednesday Night at No. 13/12 Texas – Kansas Jayhawks


AUSTIN, Texas – For the third time in five days, the Kansas Women’s Basketball team will be in action as the Jayhawks travel to Austin, Texas, to face No. 13/12 Texas on Wednesday, Jan. 12.

Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. CT at the Frank Erwin Center and the game will be televised on Longhorn Network.

This will be the second straight Big 12 Conference road game for the Jayhawks, who defeated TCU 78-72 on Monday, Jan. 10, in Fort Worth, Texas, to improve to 10-2 on the year and 1-1 in league play. The Jayhawks opened Big 12 play on Saturday, Jan. 8, by dropping an 82-68 decision to No. 23/25 Oklahoma, which makes KU 9-2 on the year and 0-1 in the Big 12. Texas will be the third nationally-ranked opponent that KU has faced and the second in the past three games. Both of the Jayhawks defeats this season have come against teams ranked in the Top 25.

Junior guard Holly Kersgieter led the Jayhawks in scoring for the third straight games as she totaled 15 points at TCU on Monday night. Kersgieter hit three three-pointers in the contest, giving her 111 for her career, which is one away from tying Monica Engelman (2010-13) for 10th place on the program’s all-time list. Zakiyah Franklin and Chandler Prater added 13 points apiece in the win at TCU. Franklin has scored 10 or more points eight times and she’s third on the team with 10.4 ppg for the year. Prater scored seven straight points during the third quarter and finished one point shy of her career high.

Texas is 11-2 on the year and 1-1 in Big 12 play following a 74-61 defeat against Texas Tech on Jan. 5 in Austin. The Longhorns are ranked No. 13 by the AP and No. 12 in the Coaches Poll this week.  UT is ranked third in the Big 12 in both scoring offense (79.2 ppg) and scoring defense (55.1 ppg) this season. Two-Time National Coach of the Year Vic Schaefer is in his second season as the head coach of Texas Women’s Basketball after previously coaching at Mississippi State.

Kansas and Texas have met 42 times in a series that dates back to the 1981-82 season, with the two teams playing as members of the Big 12 Conference since its formation for the 1996-97 season. Texas leads the all-time series 31-11, which includes a 15-4 mark in Austin. KU last won at the Frank Erwin Center on Jan. 4, 2012.

Up Next

Kansas returns home on Sunday, Jan. 19, for its second straight matchup against a ranked opponent. The Jayhawks will host No. 14/13 Baylor at 2 p.m. CT from Allen Fieldhouse.





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Accumulating Snow Could Cause Travel Issues Sunday Night and Monday


After a round of severe weather Saturday, a winter storm is taking shape across the Tennessee Valley Sunday night into Monday. A cold rain will begin Sunday afternoon and evening, transitioning to a heavy, wet snow Sunday evening and overnight.

The snow will be heavy enough that most of us will see some accumulations. The most likely area to see snow accumulations will be on rooftops, cars, patios, grass, and bridges and overpasses. In parts of Limestone, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Jackson, Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin (TN) counties, snow may be heavy enough to accumulate on roads, leading to travel issues. Where snow does accumulate, it will flash freeze overnight, leading to icy spots Monday morning. Plan for a difficult commute tomorrow, and be prepared to take different routes and move slowly.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Limestone, Lawrence, Madison, Morgan, Jackson, Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin(TN) counties until 3 a.m. This is where the biggest travel impacts are likely Sunday night and Monday morning.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. for Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marshall. DeKalb, Cullman, Wayne, Lawrence(TN), and Giles counties. Travel impacts are possible in these counties, particularly on bridges and overpasses.



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Travel news: The latest lounges at Pearson, Europe’s night trains, and an ancient trail set to re-open


Rest and refresh

Plaza Premium Lounge, which operates independent lounges in more than 70 major airports worldwide, has added two more spaces at Toronto Pearson International Airport. The Concept Lounge, new to Terminal 1 (pre-security, domestic departures), offers refreshments, as well as a “Fast Track pass” to get through security. The flagship Landmark Lounge joins Terminal 3 (international departures), where you can book in for a wide array of food and drinks, shower room access, a nursery room, a kids’ play area and other amenities. Stays in either lounge can be reserved ahead at plazapremiumlounge.com.

Sleeper hits

In Europe, night trains are having a moment again, especially as long-distance rail is considered a crucial way for the E.U. to cut flying-related carbon emissions and hit climate targets. Expanding now is Nightjet, operated by ÖBB (Austrian Railways), which added new routes in December: connecting Vienna to Paris, and Amsterdam to Zurich. Tickets range from budget-conscious single seats to private compartments in your own sleeper car or couchette carriage. Still in the works is Midnight Trains, a Paris-based startup that aims to offer a retro-glam “hotel on rails” experience when it launches in 2024.

Ancient route restored

The historic Trans Bhutan Trail is slated to reopen this year, for the first time in six decades. Once the sole way to get across the landlocked mountain kingdom, the newly restored, approximately 400-kilometre route is expected to welcome tourists as of April 2022, a move intended to help boost the economies of adjacent rural communities. Tour operator G Adventures will offer two new trail-related treks, including an 11-day tour with camping, hikes on select stretches and, of course, views of Paro Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest), the country’s famous cliff-clinging monastery.

Screen before you spa

Taking a COVID test has become a new normal for flying. Whether such screening will roll out more widely to other travel settings remains to be seen, but at least one spa has added the step: Upon arrival at Ste. Anne’s Spa, the destination retreat in Grafton, Ont., guests are asked to take a (complimentary) rapid antigen test, and also pass the new Predictmedix station, an AI-powered archway designed to detect symptoms (such as a fever). The measures are geared toward offering what we head to the spa to find: a little extra peace of mind.

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Dragons Face Coppin State on Tuesday Night at the DAC


Game Info: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center – Philadelphia, Pa.

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PHILADELPHIA – The Drexel men’s basketball team is back in action at the Daskalakis Athletic Center on Tuesday for the final time before winter break. The Dragons will host Coppin State in their final non-conference home game of the season. The game will tip-off at 8 p.m. and is part of a doubleheader with the women’s team. The Drexel women play Yale at 5 p.m.. The 2021-22 Drexel men’s basketball season is presented by IBEW 98. 

THE SERIES

Drexel leads the all-time series with the Eagles, 2-0. The two teams met at the Daskalakis Athletic Center last season, where the Dragons came away with a 69-54 win. All five Drexel starters scored at least 10 points. Cam Wynter led the way with 15 points. Koby Thomas scored 15 for the Eagles. The previous meeting came way back in 1985, when Drexel defeated Coppin State, 88-66, at the Marist Pepsi Classic in December of 1985.

ABOUT DREXEL

The Dragons are now 4-5 after suffering a 73-56 loss at Abilene Christian on Saturday. Drexel had their looks in the first half but couldn’t get many 3-pointers to fall. DU was just 2-for-16 from deep in the half as the Wildcats won for the 18th straight time on their home court. Lamar Oden, Jr., tied a career-high with 12 points and made two 3-pointers. Tre Brown added a season-high 11 points. James Butler snared 13 rebounds.

Through nine games, James Butler leads the team with 14.9 points. He is also the leading rebounder in the CAA with 10.2 per game. Camren Wynter chips in with 14.2 points and a team-high 3.9 assists. Graduate student Melik Martin (10.3) and sophomore Xavier Bell (10.1) each average in double figures. The Dragons are shooting the ball well from the floor this season, making almost 47 percent of their shots. However, they haven’t been as effective from deep as of late. Drexel is shooting just .325 from long range.

ABOUT THE EAGLES

The Eagles are off to a tough start and sit at 1-13 coming in. They have had a brutal schedule with 12 of their first 14 games on the road. Included in that are road games at Virginia, Loyola of Chicago, De Paul, UConn and St. Bonaventure. Coppin State’s win came against Loyola of Maryland. Jesse Zarzuela is one of three Eagles in double figures scoring with 15.7 points per game. Tyree Corbett scores 13.2 per contest, while Nendah Tarke averages 11.6. The Eagles like to shoot 3-pointers and almost half of their shots this season come from behind the arc.

WHAT’S NEXT

Drexel will play its final two games before winter break on the road in Philadelphia. The Dragons face Temple on Saturday and travel to La Salle next Tuesday.

PROMOTIONS

Our neighbors from the 19104 zip code can receive a discounted $5 ticket to all Drexel Basketball home games in December! Show your license or state ID with the 19104 zip code at the Ticket Office to redeem your $5 ticket!

In addition, all fans will receive one free schedule magnet upon entry to the DAC while supplies last. Show up early to get your magnet and support your Dragons.





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Prep roundup: Grand night for TC Christian’s Broderick; Glen Lake tops Elk Rapids 50-46 | Sports


TRAVERSE CITY — Brock Broderick needed 27 points to reach 1,000 for his career.

By the end of the first quarter Tuesday, the senior varsity boys basketball star for Traverse City Christian needed just seven after dropping 20 points in the first eight minutes.

“It didn’t take much from there,” TC Christian head coach Rene LaFreniere said. “He was on a mission.”

Broderick completed the mission and finished the contest with a game-high 40 points as the Sabers went on to beat Leland 74-38.

“It just feels good to surpass it so I don’t have to worry about that,” Broderick said. “We can just keep going, now.”

Tuesday was the first time LaFreniere coached Broderick in live-game action. The senior certainly impressed his coach.

“That’s a heckuva way to start off,” LaFreniere said. “It wasn’t just offensively. He was hustling all over the floor on defense, he was talking, getting rebounds. He set the pace for the game, and the rest of the guys followed suit.”

Broderick said he is feeling good about his squad’s potential this year, bringing in a senior-laden group that has been playing together for a while.

“We’ve got a kind of a soccer squad,” Broderick said. “We’re scrappy. We’re fast. We’ve got a few big guys. If we keep going with that chemistry, we could be really good.”

The Sabers (1-0) take on Onekama next Tuesday. The Comets (0-1) host Glen Lake on Friday.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Glen Lake 50

Elk Rapids 46

Glen Lake: Luke Hazelton 20 points, 15 rebounds; Henry Plumstead 8 points, 4 assists; Ethan Steffke 8 points.

Elk Rapids: Jack Spencer 14 points; Spencer Ball 10 points, 5 steals; Joshua Lavely 9 points, 5 rebounds.

UP NEXT: The Lakers (1-0) travel to Northwest Conference foe Leland on Friday. The Elks (0-1) have a week layoff before heading to Charlevoix to open Lake Michigan Conference play.

Charlevoix 41

Gaylord 39

The Rayders won on a last-second tip-in from Jack Gaffney.

Charlevoix: Caleb Stuck 17 points, 13 rebounds, 5 steals, 2 assists; Evan Solomon 16 points, 2 rebounds; 2 assists.

Gaylord: Luke Gelow 17 points.

UP NEXT: The Rayders (1-0) play Traverse City St. Francis in Lake Michigan Conference action next Tuesday. The Blue Devils (0-1) hosts Cadillac to open the Big North season Friday.

Grayling 86

Harrison 43

Grayling: Ethan Kucharek 17 points; Nate Persing 17 points; Dylan Cragg 11 points; Fletcher Quinlan 12 points.

UP NEXT: The Vikings (1-0) travel to Mancelona for a nonconference game Thursday.

Manton 47

Kingsley 38

Manton: Carson Danford 13 points; Johnathon Traxler 11 points; Lucas McKernan 6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists; Nolan Moffit 11 rebounds.

Kingsley: Brett Peterson 14 points, 8 rebounds; True Beeman 6 points.

UP NEXT: Manton (1-0) heads to Evart to open Highland Conference play Friday. The Stags (0-1) take on Onekama in a Northwest Conference tilt Friday.

Central Lake 60

GT Academy 29

Central Lake: Drayten Evans 21 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals; Garrison Barrett 20 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals; Dylan Sanderson 6 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals.

UP NEXT: Central Lake (1-0) plays at Mancelona on Tuesday.

Frankfort 36

Manistee 22

No stats reported.

UP NEXT: Manistee (0-1) hosts Muskegon Catholic Central in Lakes 8 Conference play Friday. Frankfort (1-0) heads to Suttons Bay for Northwest Conference action Friday.

Manistee CC 47

Onekama 45

Manistee Catholic Central: No stats reported.

Onekama: Caden Bradford 20 points, 3 assists; Adam Domres 11 points, 9 rebounds; Mason Sinke 8 points, 8 rebounds.

UP NEXT: Onekama (0-1) welcomes in Kingsley on Friday for Northwest Conference play. The Sabers (1-0) travel to Brethren on Thursday for a West Michigan D League tip.

East Jordan 58

Mancelona 48

East Jordan: Preston Malpass 20 pts; Ethan Antaya 14 points; JJ Weber 11 points.

Mancelona: Oumar Sy 22 points; Trace Miller 11 points, 10 rebounds.

UP NEXT: The Red Devils (1-0) stick with nonconference play as they take on Gaylord St. Mary on Thursday. The Ironmen (0-1) play at home against Grayling Thursday, also in a nonconference tilt.

Boyne City 68

St. Ignace 50

Boyne City: Alex Calcaterra 16 points; Mason Wilcox 14 points; Scott Haley 11 points; Gavin Hewitt 11 points; Jack Neer 10 points.

UP NEXT: The Ramblers (1-0) travel to Sault Ste. Marie on Friday.

Cadillac 55

Lake City 34

No stats reported.

UP NEXT: The Vikings (1-0) host Alpena in a rescheduled Big North Conference game on Dec. 17. The Trojans (0-1) travel to Houghton Lake for Highland Conference play Friday.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

TC Central 55

Benzie Central 16

Traverse City Central: Catelyn Heethuis 15 points; Bryce Roy 8 points; Ashlen Hill 8 rebounds; Sophie Simon 5 rebounds. Every TC Central player scored. Head coach Jen Dutmers said freshman Jakiah Brumfield “set the tone defensively” and that the entire team was patient on offense, adding it was a “great win.”

Benzie Central: No stats reported.

UP NEXT: The Trojans (1-1) host Marquette on Friday. The Huskies (0-3) travel to Buckley on Friday.

TC St. Francis 58

Frankfort 42

Traverse City St. Francis: Maggie Napont 22 points; Colleen Hegewald 16 points; Gwyneth Bramer 16 points.

Frankfort: No stats reported.

UP NEXT: The Gladiators (2-1) open Lake Michigan Conference action against Kalkaska on Friday. The Panthers (1-2) host Suttons Bay in Northwest Conference play on Friday.

Bellaire 46

Burt Lake NMC 13

Bellaire: Charlie Boyce 18 Points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 10 steals; Jacey Somers 18 Points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks, 2 steals; Maddie Evans 5 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals.

UP NEXT: Bellaire (2-0) travels to Gaylord St. Mary on Dec. 14.

Glen Lake 48

Elk Rapids 41

Glen Lake: Maddie Bradford 16 points, 8 rebounds; Grace Bradford 10 points, 8 rebounds; Gemma Lerchen 8 points 7 rebounds; Jessica Robbins 6 points, 6 rebounds, 5 steals; Olivia Mikowski 6 points.

Elk Rapids: Logan Reasoner 12 points, Morgan Bergquist 10 points.

UP NEXT: The Lakers (3-0) host Leland on Friday. The Elks (1-1) travel to East Jordan on Friday.

Gaylord 57

Charlevoix 20

UP NEXT: Gaylord (2-0) travels to Cadillac on Friday for Big North Conference play. Charlevoix (0-3) takes on Boyne City at home Friday.

St. Ignace 53

Boyne City 19

Boyne City: Grace Dawson 11 points; Morgan Deming 4 points; Brook Williams 4 points.

UP NEXT: Boyne City (0-2) travels to Charlevoix on Friday.

TC St Francis JV 40

Frankfort JV 27

TC St Francis JV: Hunter St. Peter 5 points; Sophie Hardy 6 points; Sophia Ellalasingham 6 points; Adrianna Spranger 19 points.





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Bryant hosts New Hampshire Wednesday night


SMITHFIELD, R.I. – The Bryant University men’s basketball welcomes New Hampshire to the Chace Athletic Center on Wednesday night. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday’s game will be streamed on NECFrontRow.

The Particulars
Opponent:
 New Hampshire
Location: Chace Athletic Center (Smithfield, R.I.)
Date and Time: Wednesday, Dec. 8 – 7:30 PM EST 
Live Stats: Sidearm
Video: NECFrontRow
Game Notes: Bryant | UNH
Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | #KEB1 | #NECMBB

THE SERIES
Bryant and New Hampshire will be meeting for the 10th time in program history on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs own a 5-4 lead in the all-time series following a 93-85 victory last season in Durham. Peter Kiss scored 21 points and Hall Elisias recorded his first-career double-double in the contest. 

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW

  1. After playing back-to-back games against American Athletic Conference foes Houston and Cincinnati last week, Bryant will face back-to-back America East members this week. Following Wednesday’s game with UNH, the Bulldogs will travel to Stony Brook on Saturday.    
  2. Charles Pride moved into 15th place in DI program history with 653 career points. He also has 363 career rebounds, 120 assists and 70 steals.    
  3. Hall Elisias has blocked 31 shots this season and enters the week ranked ninth nationally with 3.4 blocks per game. Elisias has blocked 196 career shots in his four seasons at NCAA schools.  
  4. Chris Childs averaged double figures last week against Houston and Cincinnati and is 12.1 ppg.       
  5. Jared Grasso is 43-50 in his first three-plus seasons at Bryant. The Bulldogs have won 15 games in each of the last two seasons, just the second time they’ve accomplished that feat at the Division I level.   

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No. 18/19 Tigers Enter December Wednesday Night at Georgia


MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The Memphis Tigers begin a stretch of four games against Southeastern Conference foes in their next five contests Wednesday night at Georgia. Tip-off in Athens is scheduled for 6:15 p.m. CT on SEC Network.
 
Memphis is ranked No. 18 in this week’s Associated Press poll and 19th in the coaches poll after falling from No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Georgia enters the contest with a 2-5 mark, and the game against Memphis is its second on an eight-game, 37-day homestand.
 
The Tigers’ 18-day stretch of games against Georgia, Ole Miss, Alabama and Tennessee marks the most games against SEC opponents the program has played in a season since 2001-02. That year, the Tigers defeated Tennessee and lost to Alabama, Ole Miss and Arkansas in the regular season, before also beating South Carolina in the NIT Championship game.
 
The night before the Georgia game, Tiger redshirt-junior Landers Nolley II will travel to nearby Fairburn, Ga., to have his jersey retired at Langston Hughes HS. He is the first player in Langston Hughes’ 12-year history to earn this honor. Nolley II won two state championships while at Langston Hughes and still holds the school record for career points in only two seasons of play.
 
After Wednesday’s game, the Tigers remain on the road and head to Ole Miss Saturday at 11 a.m. on ESPN2. The Tigers then return to FedExForum to host Murray State on Dec. 10 and nationally-ranked Alabama on Dec. 14.
 
GAME DETAILS
#18/19 Memphis Tigers (5-1) at Georgia (2-5)
Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021 | 6:15 p.m. CT
Stegeman Coliseum (10,523); Athens, Ga.
Television: SEC Network (Tom Hart, pxp; Daymeon Fishback, analysis)
Radio: 98.9 THE ROAR OF MEMPHIS (Dave Woloshin, pxp; Matt Dillon, analysis)
Satellite: Sirius 136 / XM 201 / SXM App 964
 
BY THE NUMBERS

  • 4: Top-10 teams in last week’s AP Top 25 poll also lost a game (No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 2 UCLA, No. 4 Kansas, No. 10 Alabama).
  • 6: Statistical categories in which Memphis currently leads the AAC (scoring offense, FG%, FG% defense, rebounding, steals per game, blocks per game).
  • 15-2: Memphis’ record over the last two seasons when attempting more free throws than its opponent, including 3-0 this season.
  • 1: Freshman in the nation, Memphis’ Jalen Duren, currently averaging at least 11.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.6 blocks per game.
  • 5.3: Average margin of victory in the three all-time meetings between Memphis and Georgia; the last two, both Bulldog wins, have been decided by a total of five points.

THE LAST TIME OUT

  • The Tigers absorbed their first loss of the season with a 78-59 setback to unbeaten Iowa State Friday night in the championship game of the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • No. 9/10 Memphis (5-1) shot 35.8 percent from the floor (19-53), committed 22 turnovers and were outrebounded for the first time this season, 42-34.
  • Iowa State (6-0) was led by Gabe Kalscheur‘s 30 points and eight rebounds.
  • Emoni Bates had 12 points and three blocked shots, and Landers Nolley II ended with 11 points for the Tigers.
  • Alex Lomax and Lester Quinones had eight points apiece for Memphis.

NOTING THE BULLDOGS

  • Georgia returns one starter and five letterwinners from last season’s team that went 14-12 overall and 7-11 in SEC play.
  • To go along with the returners Georgia brings in seven transfers, who arrive in Athens with the largest addition of points to a program this season in Division I basketball at 4,782.
  • The Bulldogs were picked to finish last in the SEC in this year’s preseason media poll.
  • Georgia did not have any players selected to either the media or coaches’ preseason teams.
  • Of Georgia’s five losses on the year, two are by five or fewer points and two are by 10 points apiece.
  • Georgia graduate student P.J. Horne was one of two Bulldogs to start all 26 games in 2020-21, and he was the team’s top 3-point shooter with 46 makes.
  • He was teammates with Memphis redshirt-junior Landers Nolley II at Virginia Tech in 2019-20.
  • Nolley II averaged 15.5 points per game for the Hokies that season, and Horne contributed 7.6 points and 4.2 boards per outing.

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Santa Clara Shoe Store Ransacked in Late Night Smash-and-Grab Robbery – CBS San Francisco


SANTA CLARA (CBS SF) — Dozens of burglars smashed into the doors of a shoe store Sunday night and stole thousands of dollars worth of shoes in the latest smash-and-grab robbery in the Bay Area.

After retailers in San Francisco, Walnut Creek and the South Bay were overwhelmed by thieves on a tear earlier this month, the shoe store Fix Kicks was overtaken by 25-35 burglars Sunday night, according to reports.

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At some time late Sunday, dozens of burglars bore down on the shoe store, breaking the glass on the front windows and doors. It’s unclear how much merchandise was taken, but pairs of Air Jordans worth over $1,000 were reportedly among the items stolen.

Santa Clara police later confirmed that they received 9-1-1 calls just before 11:30 p.m. Sunday night regarding a large group of suspects burglarizing the store on the 2000 block of El Camino Real. Arriving Santa Clara police saw numerous vehicles fleeing in different directions as they arrived on scene.

Police also noted that five days earlier — on Nov. 23 at about 1:15 a.m. — the same business had been burglarized. During both burglaries, the suspects forced entry into the store. During the Nov. 23 incident, a group of about 15–30 suspects stole footwear and apparel. In that incident, the suspects also fled from the scene in multiple vehicles.

No injuries were reported in connection with the two burglaries. As of Monday afternoon, police said no suspects have been arrested.

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“As in all crimes, the Santa Clara Police Department takes these incidents very seriously. We have several potential promising leads from the initial burglary and are actively investigating all leads,” Police Chief Pat Nikolai in a press release.

The two burglaries are currently under active investigation, so police said they were unable to comment further at this time.

Anthony Becker, a member of the Santa Clara City Council, released a statement decrying the burglary and demanded that something be done about “organized crime.”

“As a leader of this city, I’m gonna do everything in my power to work with the police department, my staff as well as other cities too because we’re all in this together, we’re all combating the same crime,” Becker told KPIX.

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Anyone with information regarding the burglaries is encouraged to contact the Santa Clara Police Detective Adam Wilson at (408) 615-4818. Callers wishing to remain anonymous, may leave information on the SCPD Anonymous Tip Line at (408) 615-4TIP (4847).





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