Tuesday, November 24
Skinner gets first Kennesaw State win, 71-63 over IUPUI
KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — Yonel Brown had 19 points and four steals on Monday night, and head coach Al Skinner won his first game at Kennesaw State, 71-63 over IUPUI.
Skinner, who has 386 Division I wins, is in his first season as head coach since the 2009-10 season at Boston College.
The Owls (1-4) grabbed a double-digit lead at 56-44 on Nigel Pruitt's 3-pointer with 6:53 left and held it until Mason Archie's 3 for IUPUI (2-3) cut the deficit to nine with 1:48 left.
Archie's layup with 37 seconds to go made it 68-62, but the Jaguars would get no closer.
Pruitt added 13 points, Nick Masterson scored 12 and Kendrick Ray 10 for Kennesaw State. The Owls led 30-28 at the break and pushed to a 41-34 lead early in the second.
Archie had 12 points and Jordan Pickett scored 11 for IUPUI. Nick Osborne and T.J. Henderson scored 10 each.
Brown's 3-point play helps Indiana State down Hofstra, 67-66
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Khristian Smith had 22 points and nine rebounds and Devonte Brown scored a 3-point play when down by two with 12 seconds left to help lead Indiana State to a 67-66 win over Hofstra in the Paradise Jam third-place game on Monday night.
The Sycamores (3-2), which trailed 66-59 with 1:42 left, closed the game on an 8-0 run. Brenton Scott scored the first five, drilling a three-pointer off a pass by Brown then adding two free throws eight seconds later which trimmed the Pride lead to 66-64 and set up Brown's final second heroics.
Scott finished with 14 points while Brown had nine and five assists.
Juan'ya Green led Hofstra (3-2) with 18 points. Denton Koon added 15 points and 11 boards for the Pride, who finished 0-3 from the field, 0-2 at the free throw line, and had a pair of turnovers in the final 1:36.
No. 3 Notre Dame runs away from Valparaiso
VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Marina Mabrey had the fifth triple-double in Notre Dame history to help the Irish to a 110-54 rout of Valparaiso on Monday night.
The freshman guard finished with 18 points and 10 assists — both career bests — and a school-record 12 steals for the No. 3-ranked Irish (4-0). The last Notre Dame player with a triple-double was Skylar Diggins on Feb. 24, 2013.
Notre Dame turned Valparaiso turnovers into 51 points in the rout.
Thanks largely to eight steals and 14 points by Mabrey in the first half, the Irish (4-0) led the Crusaders 53-18 at the break. Notre Dame converted takeaways into 27 points in the first half alone.
Notre Dame used a 16-0 run in the first quarter to pull away from the Crusaders. Valparaiso went 5:16 without a point during that stretch.
Valparaiso was led in scoring by Meredith Hamlet with 10 points and Jasmyn Walker with nine.
Colts left tackle sprains knee ligament, listed week to week
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Colts left tackle Anthony Castonzo has sprained the MCL in his right knee and is listed as week to week.
Coach Chuck Pagano confirmed the diagnosis during his regular Monday news conference.
Losing Castonzo would be another big blow to an offense that is already without Andrew Luck, who is expected to miss most of the rest of the regular season with a lacerated kidney and partially torn abdominal muscle.
The offensive line has struggled to protect Luck and his replacement, Matt Hasselbeck, even though the 40-year-old Hasselbeck improved to 3-0 with Sunday's win at Atlanta. Castonzo has been the one consistent performer on the line. He had started 66 consecutive regular-season games and signed a four-year, $43.6 million contract extension in September.
T25-WOMEN'S BKB POLL
UConn stays No. 1 in AP women's hoops poll; Iowa in at 25
UNDATED (AP) — UConn is back to being a unanimous choice as No. 1 in the AP women's basketball poll.
The Huskies routed then-No. 7 Ohio State in their opener by 44 points. Connecticut, which had all but one of the first place votes last week, plays Kansas State at home Monday night. The Buckeyes dropped to 11th.
South Carolina, Notre Dame, Tennessee and Baylor once again follow the Huskies to round out the first five.
Maryland is sixth with Oregon State seventh. Mississippi State and Texas are tied for eighth, the best ranking for the Bulldogs in school history. Texas A&M rounds out the first 10.
Florida State had the biggest fall after losing to rival Florida, dropping eight spots to 14th.
Iowa enters the poll at No. 25 while Chattanooga fell out of the rankings.