Deshaun Thomas had 18 points to lead No. 7 Ohio State past tired Long Beach State 89-55 on Saturday. LaQuinton Ross had 16 points in a reserve role, Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 14, and Sam Thompson had 13 for the Buckeyes (6-1), who built a 42-point lead before experimenting with different lineup combinations.
Jordan Morgan scored a season-high 12 points and matched a season high with 10 rebounds to help No. 3 Michigan beat Arkansas 80-67 Saturday. The Wolverines (9-0) are off to their best start since they won the first 11 games of the 1988-89 season, when they went on to win the program’s only national title.
Behind a 29-point performance from Rachel Banham, the University of Minnesota (8-3) women’s basketball team cruised to an 87-49 victory over visiting UMKC (4-6) Friday night at Williams Arena. The sophomore made a career-high 11 field goals, including five from three-point range, while adding seven rebounds, five assists and a block in the win. Watch the highlights now and dive inside for more basketball coverage.
Six Big Ten women’s volleyball teams advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA tournament and all six played Friday night. Both Penn State and Nebraska swept their opponents to advance to Saturday’s round while Minnesota and Michigan moved on by defeating Big Ten foes Purdue and Michigan State , respectively.
No doubt about it, Indiana fans are passionate about their men’s basketball program. How much so, you may ask? Enough to light up a house this holiday season in a way that would leave every Indiana fan impressed. Check out a YouTube video of the house that screams Indiana basketball right here.
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Aaron White had 18 points to lead Iowa past rival Iowa State 80-71 on Friday night, snapping a three-game losing streak against the Cyclones. Freshman point guard Anthony Clemmons added a season-high 14 points and eight assists for the Hawkeyes (8-2), who also beat Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg for the first time in three tries.
With a goal from freshman Femi Hollinger-Janzen in the 27th minute, Indiana will make its 14th NCAA title game appearance, and first since 2004, this after tallying a 1-0 win over Creighton (17-4-3) in the NCAA College Cup semifinal match at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala.