Nnemkadi Ogwumike scored 17 points, Chiney Ogwumike had 15 points and 11 rebounds and No. 4 Stanford beat Washington 65-47 on Saturday.
Taylor Greenfield came off the bench to score 12 points and spark a late rally for the Cardinal (17-1, 8-0 in the Pac-12), who won their 73rd consecutive home game and 65th straight against a conference opponent.
Jazmine Davis scored 16 points to lead the Huskies (10-7, 2-5), who lost their 12th straight against Stanford. Mercedes Wetmore added 11 points. Read More
Jarnell Stokes had 16 points and 12 rebounds in his first start, and Tennessee hit 7 of 10 free throws in the final minute to hold off No. 13 Connecticut 60-57 on Saturday.
The Volunteers (9-10) led by 10 points with 3:15 in the second half and had a 55-48 lead when the Huskies' Jeremy Lamb sank a 3-pointer to cut the margin to four with 37 seconds left. Lamb then fouled Trae Golden, who hit one of his two free throws before Shabazz Napier hit a 3 to cut the Vols' lead to 56-54 with 23 seconds to go. Read More
The statement from family spokesman Dan McGinn on former Penn State coach Joe Paterno's health:
"Over the last few days Joe Paterno has experienced further health complications. His doctors have now characterized his status as serious. His family will have no comment on the situation and asks that their privacy be respected during this difficult time."
Terrance Henry scored 24 points, Nick Williams and Murphy Holloway added 12 and Mississippi held off a late surge from Georgia for a 66-63 victory on Saturday.
The Rebels (13-6, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) have won two straight and three of four.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope finished with 25 points and Gerald Robinson had 19 for Georgia (10-9, 1-4). Read More
Michael Snaer hit a 3-pointer as time expired and Florida State beat No. 4 Duke 76-73 on Saturday, snapping Duke's 45-game homecourt winning streak.
With the game tied, Luke Loucks sprinted up the middle of the court before zipping a pass over to Snaer on the right side in front of the FSU bench. Snaer quickly launched a shot that dropped cleanly through the net, stunning the once-rowdy crowd at Cameron Indoor Stadium and sending the Seminoles' bench spilling onto the court in celebration. Read More
Cal senior punter Bryan Anger started the season by playing at AT&T Park and is ending it by playing alongside some of the best players in the country at the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
“It’s a privilege to be out here. Everybody is out here working really hard,” Anger said. “It’s awesome to see how they do things.” Read More
Cal’s men’s basketball team takes its share of the Pac-12 Conference lead to the Pacific Northwest this weekend as it comes off a dominating win against Utah on Saturday.
The Golden Bears (15-4, 5-1 Pac-12) face off with Washington today, which is only a half-game behind Cal and Stanford for first place.
“They’re very, very physical, especially at home,” Cal coach Mike Montgomery said. “They get a lot of emotion from their crowd ... and it has been very difficult to beat them.” Read More
J.T. Sulton scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Middle Tennessee beat Florida Atlantic 67-54 on Saturday night.
The Blue Raiders have won nine straight since their Dec. 7 loss to UAB.
Florida Atlantic (6-12, 2-3 Sun Belt Conference) trailed 38-31 after two Jordan McCoy free throws. But Middle Tennessee used a 13-1 run to jump ahead 51-32 with 9:24 left to play.
Middle Tennessee (17-2, 6-0) maintained at least a 13-point lead from that point forward. Read More
Jeremy Atkinson scored 19 points to lead six players in double figures and North Carolina-Asheville beat High Point 86-79 on Saturday night.
Matt Dickey and J.P. Primm had 16 apiece, Chris Stephenson 13 and Quinard Jackson and Jaron Lane 11 each.
Atkinson, who shot 77.7 percent (7 of 9) from the field, also grabbed eight boards. Read More
Kevin Giltner scored 23 points and three teammates also scored in double figures as Wofford raced to a 20-point halftime lead and trounced Georgia Southern 88-63 Saturday night in a Southern Conference game.
Giltner got good support from forward Drew Crowell with 18 points, while guards Brad Loesing and Karl Cochran scored 16 and 10 points respectively. The Terriers (10-8, 3-3) quickly took a 12-2 lead, increased it to as much as 20 and led 43-23 at halftime. Read More