• Valparaiso wins Summit with 56-53 win over Cleveland State

    Updated: 18 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Alec Peters scored 15 points, including a critical four-point play with 1:11 to play, to lead Valparaiso to the Summit League regulator season championship for the third time in four seasons with a 56-53 win over Cleveland State on Friday night. Valparaiso (25-6, 13-3) was up 10 with less than three minutes to play when Cleveland State (17-13, 11-5) got a 3-pointer from Andre Yates and used a turnover for a Marlin Mason trey to make it 49-45 with 1:37 to play. But on the next possession Keith Carter found Peters in the right corner for a 3 and a foul. Anton Grady, the Vikings' leading scorer at 14 points a game, made his only basket (he had five points and 13 rebounds) but Darien Walker made two free

  • BC-BKC--Valparaiso-Cleveland St. Long Box

    Updated: 24 min ago

    Percentages: FG .462, FT .522. 3-Point Goals: 8-16, .500 (Peters 2-2, T. Walker 2-2, D. Walker 2-7, Nickerson 1-1, Carter 1-3, Skara 0-1). Team Rebounds: 2. Blocked Shots: 2 (Fernandez 2). Turnovers: 11 (T. Walker 4, Carter 3, Peters 2, Adekoya 2). Steals: 5 (Fernandez, Carter, Skara, D. Walker, Adekoya). Technical Fouls: None. Percentages: FG .392, FT .545. 3-Point Goals: 7-22, .318 (Lewis 3-10, Mason 2-6, Lee 1-2, Yates 1-4). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 1 (Grady). Turnovers: 11 (Lewis 4, Lee 4, Grady 2, Mason). Steals: 8 (Hales 4, Mason 2, Yates, Grady). Technical Fouls: None. A_4,133. Officials_Mike Sanzere, Chris Beaver, Mike Bray.

  • BC-BKC--Valparaiso-Cleveland St. Box

    Updated: 24 min ago

    Nickerson 1-2 0-0 3, T. Walker 4-4 1-2 11, D. Walker 4-13 3-6 13, Fernandez 3-8 3-6 9, Peters 5-6 3-3 15, Carter 1-3 0-0 3, Joseph 0-0 0-2 0, Skara 0-1 2-2 2, Adekoya 0-2 0-2 0. Totals 18-39 12-23 56. Yates 5-9 0-0 11, Lewis 5-17 0-0 13, Grady 1-6 3-4 5, Lee 4-8 0-0 9, Mason 4-9 2-4 12, Hales 0-0 1-2 1, Keane 1-2 0-1 2, Scales 0-0 0-0 0, Zollo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-51 6-11 53. Halftime_Valparaiso 23-17. 3-Point Goals_Valparaiso 8-16 (Peters 2-2, T. Walker 2-2, D. Walker 2-7, Nickerson 1-1, Carter 1-3, Skara 0-1), Cleveland St. 7-22 (Lewis 3-10, Mason 2-6, Lee 1-2, Yates 1-4). Fouled Out_Yates. Rebounds_Valparaiso 28 (Fernandez, D. Walker 8), Cleveland St. 33 (Grady 13). Assists_Valparaiso 10 (D. Walker 4), Cleveland S

  • Missouri basketball looks for another victory Saturday at Georgia

    Updated: 26 min ago

    Missouri’s locker room was abuzz Tuesday after a victory against Florida, but there was uncertainty mixed with the excitement. “It was kind of weird, because we haven’t felt a win in a long time,” sophomore Johnathan Williams III said. “We didn’t really know what to do.” The Tigers, 8-20 overall and 2-13 in the Southeastern Conference, hadn’t tasted victory since Jan. 8, an overtime win against LSU in the conference opener. Before topping the Gators, MU had gone nearly seven weeks without a win and endured 13 straight defeats, a record for most consecutive losses in program history. Williams and his Missouri teammates might not have been accustomed to the winning postgame locker room feeling, but t

  • College basketball fans, Wichita street crews bracing for Saturday's snow and cold

    Updated: 27 min ago

    It will be a cold, snowy day to crown a champion. Snow and single-digit wind chills will besiege fans camping out next to Koch Arena for a seat at ESPN’s College GameDay on Saturday, forecasters say, and city officials are urging residents to postpone travel if possible. Not that that will dissuade thousands of fans from heading to the showdown between Northern Iowa and Wichita State on Saturday afternoon. Fans waiting outside for the arena to clear after College GameDay ends so they can get to their seats for the 1 p.m. game will need to prepare for biting wind chills and temperatures in the teens. Forecasters expect 2 to 4 inches of snow in the Wichita area, with higher amounts farther north.

  • Host Southeastern sweeps past ECU squads

    Updated: 52 min ago

    DURANT — The East Central University women's basketball team fell to arch-rival Southeastern 70-58 Thursday night in the Bloomer Sullivan Arena. The Tigers (15-10, 11-8 GAC) were led by senior Janee Garza, who tallied 14 points, four assists and two rebounds. Redshirt freshman Jalyn Jackson had a strong day on the glass, with 12 rebounds. ECU came out of the gates and used a 10-2 run in the first five minutes. The Tigers pushed the lead out to 15-5 (12:50) before the Savage Storm (19-8, 12-7 GAC) started to rally and used an 11-2 run to cut the deficit to one (17-16). The teams battled through the next few minutes before the score was knotted at 24, with six minutes remaining in the half.

  • Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo. Brian Howell column

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Whenever Askia Booker nails a buzzer beater to beat a top-10 team, wins a tournament MVP award, drops 43 points in a triple-overtime win or sinks a rally-starting 3-pointer, University of Colorado fans love the guy. Whenever Booker goes 2-for-13 from the floor or turns the ball over in a crucial moment of a game, many of those fans want to see him benched. Few players in recent CU men's basketball history have been as polarizing as Booker. You either love him or he frustrates the heck out of you. And, for many, it's both. On Sunday, Booker is likely to play his final game in Boulder. It'll take a fairly miraculous turnaround by the Buffs (12-15, 5-10 Pac-12) in the next couple of weeks for them to get into the NIT or CB

  • UTEP women's basketball: Miners rev up in second half, upset Louisiana Tech

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The end of February is always going to be a pivotal point for a college basketball team, particularly for the rebuilding UTEP women who have struggled to find wins for most of the last two months. This is the part of the year that shows character, when a team at the bottom half of the standings can fold or fight. That was one of many categories where the Miners came up huge Friday in a 88-75 upset victory over a Louisiana Tech team that entered the game in fourth place in Conference USA. UTEP overcame an up-and-down first half to begin the second half with nine of the best minutes the Miners have played all year, opening the period with a 31-8 run that all but secured a berth in the Conference USA tournament in two week

  • Three-minute preview: Kansas men's basketball vs. Texas

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Texas at No. 8 Kansas P No. Kansas Ht. Yr. PPG F 2 Cliff Alexander 6-8 Fr. 7.1 F 34 Perry Ellis 6-8 Jr. 14.0 G 12 Kelly Oubre 6-7 Fr. 8.6 G 1 Wayne Selden 6-5 So. 9.6 G 0 Frank Mason 5-11 So. 12.1 P No. Texas Ht. Yr. PPG F 10 Jonathan Holmes 6-8 Sr. 10.5 F 55 Cameron Ridley 6-9 Jr. 8.2 G 0 Kendal Yancy 6-3 So. 6.0 G 2 Demarcus Holland 6-2 Jr. 7.

  • KU coach Bill Self would like to see more emotion from Frank Mason

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    On an afternoon in early February, Bill Self stood outside the Kansas locker room and began to explain the easiest way to coach Frank Mason, his stoic and stone-faced starting point guard. There are players that respond to positive reinforcement, players that require constant communication, and players that thrive in silence, left alone to self-correct. Then there is a Mason, the 5-foot-11 sophomore who requires a more abrasive type of communication. “He’s ridiculously stubborn,” Self says. To properly motivate Mason, Self says, he simply must tell him that he cannot do something. If Mason isn’t attacking the basket with enough aggressiveness, for instance, Self will tell his point guard that there is no w

  • Three-minute preview: Missouri men's basketball at Georgia

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Missouri at Georgia P No. Missouri Ht. Yr. PPG F 3 Johnathan Williams III 6-9 So. 12.3 F 5 D’Angelo Allen 6-7 Fr. 3.6 F 44 Ryan Rosburg 6-10 Jr. 3.3 G 12 Namon Wright 6-5 Fr. 6.3 G 14 Keith Shamburger 5-11 Sr. 8.4 P No. Georgia Ht. Yr. PPG F 2 Marcus Thonrton 6-8 Sr. 12.5 F 25 Kenny Paul Geno 6-6 So. 1.7 F 42 Nemanja Djurisic 6-8 Sr. 11.0 G 4 Charles Mann 6-5

  • Home has truly been sweet for Air Force, others in Mountain West

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    With Air Force set to play its final home game of the season on Saturday, it’s a good time to ponder just what makes the Falcons – and so many other teams – so good on their home floor. In the past three seasons under coach Dave Pilipovich the Falcons are 15-10 in Mountain West games at home but just 5-20 on the road. In short, Air Force is three times more likely to win a league game at home than it is on the road. The rest of the conference follows a similar pattern. This year the home team is 54-30 in conference games. Throw San Jose State – which hasn’t won anywhere against a Division I team this year – and that jumps to 54-23. Nevada, at 2-5, is the only Mountain West team other than San Jose State that

  • Akron pulls away to beat Ohio 70-58

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Antino Jackson scored 13 points, Isaiah Johnson added 12 and Akron celebrated its senior night with a 70-58 victory over Ohio on Friday night. The Zips (18-11, 9-7 Mid-American) used a 13-2 run midway through the second half to stretch a two-point lead to 55-42 with 7:04 left. Ohio (9-18, 4-12) never threatened from there. Jackson and Reggie McAdams both shot 3 of 7 from 3-point range and Akron was 11 of 28. McAdams finished with 11 points. Antonio Campbell had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Bobcats, who tied Akron at 35-all but never led in the second half to lose their six straight. Maurice Daly Ndour and Javarez Willis added 13 points apiece. Ohio opened with a 7-0 lead and stayed in fro

  • Dartmouth balance sinks Columbia 84-71

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Mitola led a balanced attack with 18 points and Dartmouth, which had six players in double figures, pulled away for an 84-71 win over Columbia on Friday night. Malik Gill added 14 points for the Big Green (11-14, 4-7 Ivy League), who shot 60.4 percent (29 for 48). They improved to 13-1 when holding teams below 40 percent shooting — Columbia was 35.5 percent (22 for 60). They are 2-9 when opponents hit at least 40 percent. Kyle Castlin had 18 points and Maodo Lo 15 for the Lions (13-12, 5-6). Dartmouth, which led 40-38 at the half, broke away from a tie at 51 midway through the second half with nine straight points, capped by Gill's 3-pointer at 7:32.

  • BC-BKC--Dartmouth-Columbia Long Box

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Percentages: FG .604, FT .769. 3-Point Goals: 6-11, .545 (Mitola 3-5, Golden 2-3, Gill 1-1, Wright 0-1, Ngwudo 0-1). Team Rebounds: 3. Blocked Shots: 4 (Golden, Wright, Carpenter, Maldunas). Turnovers: 13 (Maldunas 4, Gill 3, Boehm 2, Carpenter, Wright, Mitola, Ngwudo). Steals: 3 (Boehm, Gill, Crescenzi). Technical Fouls: None. Percentages: FG .355, FT .621. 3-Point Goals: 9-34, .265 (Lo 3-9, Frankoski 2-6, McComber 2-10, Coby 1-2, Castlin 1-3, Jackson 0-1, Hickman 0-3). Team Rebounds: 5. Blocked Shots: 1 (Cohen). Turnovers: 7 (Lo 4, Castlin, McComber, Osetkowski). Steals: 4 (Cohen 2, Castlin, Coby). Technical Fouls: None. A_1,677. Officials_Kenn

  • BC-BKC--Dartmouth-Columbia Box

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Boehm 5-7 1-2 11, Maldunas 5-9 2-2 12, Wright 1-2 0-0 2, Mitola 5-10 5-6 18, Golden 4-6 0-0 10, Carpenter 4-6 2-4 10, Smith 0-0 0-0 0, Ngwudo 0-1 0-0 0, Johnson 0-0 2-2 2, Gill 3-4 7-7 14, Crescenzi 2-2 1-1 5, Dickinson 0-1 0-2 0, Harrison 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-48 20-26 84. McComber 2-10 0-0 6, Osetkowski 3-3 1-3 7, Castlin 4-12 9-12 18, Frankoski 2-6 0-0 6, Lo 4-13 4-4 15, Coby 2-5 3-5 8, Cohen 3-5 0-1 6, Jackson 0-2 0-0 0, Hickman 2-6 0-2 4, Quinn 0-0 1-2 1, Springwater 0-0 0-0 0, Voss 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-62 18-29 71. Halftime_Dartmouth 40-38. 3-Point Goals_Dartmouth 6-11 (Mitola 3-5, Golden 2-3, Gill 1-1, Wright 0-1, Ngwudo 0-1), Columbia 9-34 (Lo 3-9, Frankoski 2-6, McComber 2-10, Coby 1-2, Castlin 1-3, Jackson 0-

  • Reese leads Colorado women past Arizona 66-51

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jen Reese scored 14 of her 20 points in the second half to lead Colorado to a 66-51 win over Arizona on Friday. The Buffaloes (13-15, 6-11 Pac-12) broke away from a 28-28 tie at halftime by making 15 of 25 shots in the second half. Reese hit 6 of 7 and Jamee Swan, who had 15 points, and Haley Smith, who had 12, both hit 3 of 4. Jasmine Sborov's two free throws with 13:21 left put Colorado ahead 41-39 and started a 10-2 run with Reese scoring the last eight points. The Wildcats (9-19, 2-15) got back within 51-44 with 5:21 left but Swan's three-point play sparked an 11-2 run to secure the win. Swan had seven points in the surge. Breanna Workman and Kayahndra Cannon had 10 points each for Arizo

  • Oklahoma State basketball: Cowboys guard Phil Forte gets break to recharge, refocus

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Phil Forte tried something this week he’s never done before within the course of a season. He took two days off. “Didn’t even shoot,” Forte said. “Nothing.” Oklahoma State coach Travis Ford gave his team Sunday and Monday off, hoping for a reboot to snap the Cowboys out of their current three-game losing streak. But getting Forte to step away and take, for him, an extended break, given his renowned reputation for extra work… well, that’s telling. The junior guard has gone from being the Big 12’s Sixth Man of the Year to the Big 12’s leading man. He leads the Big 12 in minutes played, and he’s perhaps the league’s lead figure when it comes to the primary focus of scouting reports.

  • Oklahoma women's basketball: Teammates marvel at how much Sharane Campbell-Olds has grown -- as a player and person -- during her time in Norman

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN — Spend any time around Sherri Coale’s Oklahoma basketball team, and it’s tough to imagine an introverted player fitting in comfortably. During practice, drills, scrimmages and conditioning exercises aren’t complete without lots of encouraging screams and motivation. Those close to the north end of the Lloyd Noble Center court on game days can hear the team coming down the tunnel before the game and at halftime. The Sooners’ bench is always animated. Sharane Campbell found herself completely out of place in that world when she began her college basketball career as a shy freshman from Star Spencer in 2011. “It was a little uncomfortable,” she recalled this week.

  • Oklahoma basketball: Frank Booker has become critical player off bench for Sooners

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NORMAN — When Frank Booker was in middle school, his father wasn’t sure Frank would develop the skills enough to become a college basketball player, much less one playing in the nation’s toughest conference. “He’s as slow as Christmas. Frank used to run the 40 in like four days,” the elder Frank Booker said. “Frank was chunky but even then, Frank had a natural ability to put the ball in the basket. “People were more athletic than him, they could jump higher, they could do this other stuff but when it came down to flat-out shooting threes and putting the ball through the basket, he scored.” While there are still more athletic players out there, Booker can hardly be described as chunky anymore.