At the half Harvard 35 Number 5 Maryland 31 Aiken pretty good Towns (knee) is out Friday against Maryland and won't play during this weekend's tournament in Orlando, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reports.
PC blew a double-digit lead against Long Beach St yesterday....Cooley looks/sounds very frustrated with his charges. Play College of Charleston at 4:30 on ESPNU today if you're still recovering from Turkey Day yesterday.
Rough night for the Big Ten’s Michigan teams in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. Louisville played stifling defense and led virtually from wire to wire at the Yum! Arena. The Cardinals clamped Livers and Simpson. Michigan shot 26% from the floor including 17% from 3. Cardinals have a veteran team and will be tough to beat. If they struggle at times during the season, it may be at the offensive end.
Similarly, Duke led wire to wire in East Lansing. Played excellent MTM defense and had double digit blocks and created many turnovers. Vernon Carey Jr. is a beast. Tall, left-handed and quite possibly better in the low post than Zion. Tre Jones was very impressive. Hard to believe that they lost to SFA at home although they missed 16 FTs. Duke had a 16 pt. halftime lead and State cut it to 8 early in the second half and looked like they might make a move but then Duke regrouped and widened the margin again and it was never fewer than 12 the rest of the game. As you can imagine Izzo was not a happy camper—got a “reverse home job” from the refs (at least 3 horrible calls...acknowledged by Bilas as the color man) and watched Carey (whose final two schools were State and Duke) dominate. Without Langford (quite possibly out for the whole season) and with Winston’s family tragedy, the Spartans have not looked like a pre-season #1 team so far. Will be interesting to see if they can right the ship in Big Ten play.
Post by Pakachoag Phreek on Dec 7, 2019 17:39:50 GMT -5
Harvard over UMass 89-55, despite Aiken only having four points. Lavietes was full, attendance given as 1634, so Lavietes seating capacity must be around 1700 these days, after the renovation. Several mentions of the HC game, and Harvard's struggle, by the broadcasters.
Post by purplehaze on Dec 22, 2019 22:41:31 GMT -5
Yale won at Clemson today 54-45 - Clemson will probably fight it out for the cellar in the ACC with BC and Pitt - Yale is very good again this season - Harvard will be their toughest competition in the ivy, IMO. BC beat Cal in SF last night by 4