Huskies Travel To Harvard For Sunday Showdown

Women’s Basketball | November 13

DeKALB, IL – The Northern Illinois University women’s basketball team goes on the road for the first time in the 2021-22 season Sunday afternoon for a matchup at Harvard. Game time against the Crimson is set for 1 p.m. CT with the game being broadcast on ESPN+.
NIU (1-0) opened the season with a 77-60 win over Illinois State at the NIU Convocation Center Tuesday night. The Huskies had all five starters score in double figures led by junior guard Chelby Koker’s (Racine, Wis./Shoreland Lutheran) 17 points and four assists. It was the 25th consecutive game Koker scored at least 10 points. Reigning Mid-American Conference Sixth Player of the Year Janae Poisson (Matteson, Ill./Marian Catholic) made four three-pointers and scored 16 points.
The Huskies picked up where they left off last season rebounding the basketball Tuesday night. NIU had a rebound margin of 11, 43-32, over the Redbirds. The Huskies turned 14 offensive rebounds into 22 second-chance points. Junior forward A’Jah Davis (DeKalb, Ill./Montverde Academy [Fla.]) led all players with 15 rebounds Tuesday night, adding 15 rebounds for her eighth career double-double. NIU led the MAC with a +6.3 rebound margin last season.
The Crimson are 0-2 on the season after an 80-71 loss at UMass Friday night. Harvard led 57-54 after three quarters but was held to 27.8 percent shooting from the field in the final quarter as UMass rallied for the win. Junior guard McKinzie Forbes led Harvard with 20 points, eight rebounds and seven assists. Sophomore guard Lola Mullaney is averaging 15 points and 3.5 rebounds per game to start the year. Harvard is averaging 65.5 points per game through two games, shooting 34 percent from the field.  The Crimson won the first and only meeting between the two teams 59-53 on Nov. 5, 2019 at the Convocation Center.
After Sunday’s game NIU returns home to host Bradley on Monday, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m. Season tickets for the 2021-22 women’s basketball season start at just $35 for general admission. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling the NIU Athletics Ticket Office at 815-753-PACK (7225). Courtside tickets are also available through the Huskie Athletic Fund or by calling 815-753-1923.

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WMU Travels to West Lafayette for Showdown with Boilermakers

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Pirates Travel To Creighton For Sunday Showdown

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. – Coming off of its bye week, the Seton Hall women’s soccer team looks to regroup as they travel to Creighton for a 2 p.m. match on Sunday.


Both games will streamed on FloSports, one of the leading streaming services in the world. Special Seton Hall pricing is available only through this link for fans who want to subscribe to watch Seton Hall events, home and away, as well as all other live events on the FloSports platform. Fans with an .edu school address can purchase a subscription for $6.99 per month, and all other fans can purchase a subscription for $12.50 per month. The non-Seton Hall pricing on FloSports is normally $29.99 per month.



This will be the Pirates’ first trip to Omaha since 2018. Seton Hall is 0-5-2 against the Bluejays since joining the BIG EAST and last lost a narrow 1-0 result at Owen T. Carroll Field on Oct. 24, 2019.



  • The Pirates (6-8, 1-5 BIG EAST) are in search of their second conference victory of the season.
  • With four games to play, Seton Hall has its most wins in a season since winning seven games in 2012.
  • This calendar year, the Pirates have beaten Villanova (Sept. 23) for the first time since 2013 and St. John’s (March 25) for the first time since 2010.
  • Senior Dani Brinckman (Glastonbury, Conn.) and junior keeper Grace Gordon (Chester Springs, Pa.) have played ever minute this season for the Pirates (1,278).
  • Freshman Sophie Liston (Newcastle West, Ireland) is tied for fifth in the conference with five assists on the season.
  • Senior Laura Hooper (Watford, England) is tied for ninth in league play with five points (two goals, one assist).


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? Jayhawks Top Wildcats, 59-41, in Dillons Sunflower Showdown – Kansas Jayhawks

MANHATTAN, Kan. – The Kansas Jayhawks claimed its 10th conference win of the season, defeating the Kansas State Wildcats, 59-41 in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown inside Bramlage Coliseum on Wednesday.

Kansas’ 10 wins marked the 27th consecutive season with 10 or more wins in conference play, leading all of NCAA Division I. Kansas’ run dates back to the 1994-95 season, while Gonzaga holds the second longest at 24 consecutive seasons (1997-98 to current).

The Jayhawks were led by two players in double figures, including a team-high 14 points from senior Marcus Garrett, who shot 5-of-9 from the field in 30 minutes of play. Redshirt freshman Jalen Wilson joined Garrett in double figures with 11 points, his 17th double figure scoring effort this season, including his seventh straight.

The story of the game for the Jayhawks was defensive play, holding Kansas State to a season-low 41 points. The Wildcats’ 41 points are the fewest the Jayhawks have allowed in a conference game since holding Nebraska to 39 points inside Allen Fieldhouse on February 17, 2007.

Kansas held Kansas State to shoot just 31% (18-of-58) from the field on Wednesday, the lowest shooting percentage KU has allowed in a conference game this season and the fewest overall since holding Omaha to shoot 27.4%. On the offensive end, the Jayhawks shot 38% (22-of-48), while scoring 32 points in the paint.


27 – Kansas’ win on Wednesday marked the 27th consecutive season with 10 or more wins in conference play, leading NCAA Division I. Kansas’ run dates back to the 1994-95 season, while Gonzaga holds the second longest at 24 consecutive seasons (1997-98 to current).


  • Kansas’ win gave the Jayhawks their fifth-straight win against Kansas State and made the series 201-94 in favor of the Jayhawks.
  • Head Coach Bill Self improved to 517-116 while at Kansas, 724-221 all-time and 37-6 against Kansas State, all while at KU.
  • Kansas allowed only 17 points in the first half, the fewest allowed in any half this season. Kansas previously allowed 19 points in its win over TCU on January 28.
  • The Wildcats’ 41 points are the fewest the Jayhawks have allowed in a conference game since holding Nebraska to 39 points inside Allen Fieldhouse on February 17, 2007.
  • Kansas and Kansas State combined for 100 points on Wednesday, the fewest points since combining for 90 points (53-37) against Oklahoma State on March 7, 1999.
  • Kansas held Kansas State to shoot just 31% (18-of-58) from the field on Wednesday, the lowest shooting percentage KU has allowed in a conference game this season and the fewest overall since holding Omaha to shoot 27.4%.
  • Ochai Agbaji started his 70th career game on Wednesday, starting all 70 games consecutively.
  • Kansas senior Marcus Garrett scored a team-high 14 points on 5-of-9 from the floor, marking his 33rd career game in double figures and ninth this year. Garrett has now led the Jayhawks in scoring in six career games, four of which have come this season.


Kansas returns home to host No. 15/11 Texas Tech, Saturday, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m. on ESPN. Kansas leads the overall series with Texas Tech, 38-6, including a 19-1 mark in Lawrence, with all 20 meetings in Allen Fieldhouse. Earlier this season, Kansas defeated Texas Tech, 58-57, on Dec. 17, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas.

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? McCormack and Braun Lead Jayhawks to Victory in Dillons Sunflower Showdown – Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. – No. 23 Kansas defeated Kansas State thanks to a double-double from junior forward David McCormack paired with double figure scoring from sophomore guard Christian Braun, junior guard Ochai Agbaji and redshirt freshman guard Jalen Wilson in the Dillons Sunflower Showdown Tuesday night in Allen Fieldhouse.

The Kansas win moves them to 12-6 overall this season and 6-4 in Big 12 play, while Kansas State falls to 5-14 overall and 1-9 in the conference.

McCormack and Braun each had 18 points in Tuesday’s matchup. Additionally, McCormack had 10 rebounds which made for his fifth career double-double and fourth this season.

The Jayhawks started Tuesday night’s game with a 9-0 run and did not look back for the entirety of the game. Kansas was in control of the game and dominated in the paint. Kansas also shot 43.3% (29-67) from the field and out rebounded the Wildcats 41-34.

In the first half, Agbaji and McCormack put in work to give the Jayhawks a 33-25 lead heading into the locker room. KU came out of the locker room continuing to work and were able to add to their lead as Braun drained three 3-point field goals.

In addition to finding some rhythm on offense, the Jayhawks continued to guard well. Kansas held Kansas State to 34.0% (18-53) from the field and just 23.8% (5-21) from behind the arc. The Jayhawks also forced 13 turnovers while only giving up six.


200 – Tuesday night’s win marks the Jayhawks’ 200th overall win over Kansas State, the most all-time victories over an opponent in NCAA Division I history. The series record, which started in 1907, moved to 200-94 and 36-6 in the Bill Self era.


  • KU’s win gave Kansas 15-straight wins against Kansas State in Allen Fieldhouse, a streak which started in 2007.
  • Four Jayhawks scored in double figures this season, marking the fifth time KU had four or more scorers in double digits. When having four or more players with 10+ points, Kansas is 3-1 this season.
  • The Jayhawks outrebounded the Wildcats, 41-34, marking the 12th time this season Kansas has outrebounded its opponent. The Jayhawks are 11-1 in those games.
  • Kansas held Kansas State to 51 points, marking the sixth time this season the Jayhawks held their opponent to 59 points or less. Kansas is 6-0 in those games.
  • Kansas only turned the ball over six times on Tuesday, the lowest amount this season and the fewest in a conference game since turning the ball over four times on January 14, 2019.
  • Redshirt freshman DaJuan Harris was 5:0 in assist-to-turnover ratio on Tuesday, while in his last four games he has recorded 13 assists 0 turnovers, while he has recorded 43 assists and 13 turnovers on the season.
  • Junior Ochai Agbaji scored 15 points on 6-of-10 from the field, marking his 16th double-figure scoring game this season and 38th of his career.
  • Junior David McCormack scored 18 points, marking his 23rd-career game in double-figures, including his third-straight and 10th game this season.
  • Paired with his 18 points, McCormack grabbed 10 rebounds, marking his fourth double-double this season and the fifth of his career.



Kansas hits the road to take on West Virginia on Saturday, Feb. 6. Tip from WVU Coliseum will be at 1 p.m. (CT) and the game will be televised on CBS.

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Gophers Return to Williams for Another Top-25 Showdown

Men’s Basketball | 1/2/2021 12:50:00 PM

TV: BTN –Lisa Byington (Play-by-Play); Andy Katz (Analyst)
Tip Time: 4:31 p.m. CT
Radio: Learfield IMG College/KFAN 100.3 FM (joined in progress)
Mike Grimm (Play-by-Play); Spencer Tollackson (Analyst)
Sirius XM: 372


143rd Meeting (MN leads 53-89)*

69th Meeting at Home: (MN leads 36-32)*

Current Streak: W-2

Richard Pitino vs. Ohio State: 4-7

Minnesota vs. Big Ten: 776-855*

Richard Pitino vs. Big Ten: 55-87

* – excludes vacated games


• Minnesota returns to Williams Arena confines Sunday when it hosts the No. 25 Ohio State Buckeyes at 4:30 p.m. Sunday’s contest marks the lone meeting between the two schools during the 2020-21 season. 

• The Golden Gophers earned a pair of wins over Ohio State last year in an 84-71 win at home Dec. 15, 2019, and a 62-59 win in Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 23, 2020. In the Dec. 15 game, Marcus Carr scored a career-high 35 points and Daniel Oturu had 14 points and 13 rebounds. OSU was ranked third at the time, and marked  coach Richard Pitino‘s first win against a top-five team. On Jan. 23, Marcus Carr scored a 3-pointer with three seconds left in the game to secure the road win.

• Minnesota is coming off a 71-59 loss to No. 6 Wisconsin Thursday.  The loss snapped a three-game win streak for the Gophers, including two wins over ranked Iowa and Michigan State, the first time the Gophers defeated back-to-back ranked opponents since 2010. Gabe Kalscheur led Minnesota with 15 points. Brandon Johnson and Liam Robbins each had 12 points and nine rebounds.

Marcus Carr continues to rank high nationally and within the Big Ten. Carr averages 22.7 ppg, which ranks ninth nationally and fourth in the Big Ten. His 6.2 assists per game ranks first in the league and 23rd nationally. He also averages 35.8 minutes played, which also tops the Big Ten and 43rd nationally, while his 393 total minutes ranks second in Division I. Carr also averages 2.5 three-pointers per game, good for fourth in the league.

Liam Robbins is averaging 2.6 blocked shots per game. That average tops the Big Ten and ranks 20th nationally. Against Wisconsin and Michigan State, Robbins had three each game. Overall, he averages 2.8 against league opponents. His season bests came against North Dakota and Kansas City when he had five, while his career-best came when he was at Drake with seven against Loyola Chicago. 


• Minnesota is back in action on Jan. 6 when the Gophers travel to No. 16 Michigan.  

• Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m., on BTN while KFAN 100.3 FM will carry the Gopher Radio Network broadcast in the Twin Cities.


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Badgers brace for Christmas Day showdown with Spartans

Madison, Wis. (WXOW) It’s shaping up to be quite the sports day on Christmas Day.
The Badgers will bat lead-off when they travel to Michigan State for an 11 AM tip-off.

The Badgers are looking for a rare win in East Lansing.
Their last win at the Breslin Center was in 2004.
Both teams are once again in the AP-top 25 and Wisconsin knows best that nothing comes easy with Tom Izzo and the Spartans.

“I think the biggest reason why we haven’t won there is because they’re really good. I think that sounds simplistic but it’s that simple that’s why our home record is.. we’ve been really good. I’m sure probably a lot of teams have had struggles with Michigan State whether it’s home, road, neutral, mars, the moon, wherever it’s because they’re good,” said Badgers head coach Greg Gard.

Wisconsin is ranked 9th in the latest AP Poll.

Michigan State is 12th.

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Steelers make highly unusual change to travel plans heading into Week 14 Sunday night showdown with Bills

The Steelers have had to deal with a lot of changes this season, and this week, they’ll be dealing with at least one more. For the team’s Sunday night game in Buffalo, the team has made the highly unusual decision to fly on the day of the game. 

Normally, a team will leave on Saturday before playing in a Sunday game, but for Week 14, the Steelers decided it would make more sense to leave Sunday morning for their Sunday night game in Buffalo, which is scheduled to kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on NBC. 

According to team spokesman Burt Lauten, who confirmed the travel switch to, the Steelers decided they wanted one more day in Pittsburgh after dealing with two weeks of scheduling chaos.    

“Due to a number of schedule adjustments which resulted in the Steelers playing on a short week two weeks in a row, we requested and were approved by the league office to travel on game day to Buffalo for our Sunday night game,” Lauten said in a statement, via “Our preparations and meetings will be conducted in Pittsburgh Saturday evening, and the team will then fly to Buffalo on Sunday morning and continue day-of-game preparations upon arrival in Buffalo.”

The Steelers’ 44-minute flight to Buffalo ended up leaving just after 9:30 a.m. ET on Sunday. 

The scheduling adjustments that Lauten was referring to came over the past two weeks. In Week 12, the Steelers were forced to play on a Wednesday against the Ravens, which was six days after their game was originally supposed to be played. The postponement of the Baltimore game also forced the Steelers’ Week 13 games against Washington to be moved from Sunday to Monday

Although the pandemic has forced the NFL and its teams to make multiple scheduling changes this year, this game will mark just the third time that a visiting team has traveled on the same day its scheduled to play. The Patriots did it in Week 4 before a game in Kansas City and the Ravens did it in Week 12 before a game against the Steelers. Both teams ended up losing. 

In those two instances, the Patriots and Ravens were waiting on the results of COVID tests to come through, which pushed back their traveling plans. The Steelers case is slightly different, because Pittsburgh made the decision on its own to postpone the team flight from Saturday to Sunday. 

For the Steelers, the rare decision to fly on the day of the game marks the first time since 2012 that they’ve done this. Eight years ago, the Steelers flew to New York on a Sunday morning and then beat the Giants 24-20 later that day. In that case, the Steelers were forced to fly the same day due to Hurricane Sandy. 

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