Sports Digest: Indiana State men's basketball upsets No. 21

2013-11-17T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T20:06:27Z Sports Digest: Indiana State men's basketball upsets No. 21 nwitimes.com

Men's basketball

INDIANA STATE UPSETS NO. 21 NOTRE DAME: Justin Gant scored 17 points; Manny Arop had 13, and Indiana State beat No. 21 Notre Dame 83-70 on Sunday.

It was the first home November loss for Notre Dame under 14th-year coach Mike Brey, whose teams had been 48-0 in November.

Eric Atkins led the Irish with 18 points. Jerian Grant had 17 and Pat Connaughton finished with 16.

INDIANA PULLS AWAY TO DEFEAT STONY BROOK: Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell scored 24 points, and freshman Noah Vonleh had his fourth straight double-double to help Indiana pull away from Stony Brook 90-74.

Ferrell turned up the tempo in the second half as the Hoosiers (4-0) finally got in a little rhythm in yet another foul-plagued game. Vonleh had 18 points and 15 rebounds — producing the most consecutive double-doubles for a Hoosier since D.J. White (five straight) in 2007-08.

Indiana opened the second half on a 12-6 run, extending a six-point halftime lead to 53-41 with 15:23 to play and sealed the win with a late 12-4 spurt.

PURDUE HANGS ON TO EDGE RIDER: Ronnie Johnson scored 16 points to help Purdue defeat Rider 81-77.

Terone Johnson scored 14 points; Sterling Carter had 13 points and four steals, and Bryson Scott added 11 points for the Boilermakers (3-0). Center A.J. Hammons scored just one point in 12 minutes and was plagued by foul trouble.

Carter made two free throws, then Ronnie Johnson had a steal and layup to push Purdue's lead to 81-75 with 20.3 seconds to play.

ILLINOIS ROUTS BRADLEY: John Ekey scored 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds, as Illinois cruised to an easy 81-55 victory over previously unbeaten Bradley.

The 6-foot-7 Ekey hit five 3-pointers on seven attempts for Illinois (4-0). Rayvonte Rice scored 13 points and Tracy Abrams added 12.

Tyshon Pickett had a game-high 21 points for Bradley (4-1).

ILLINOIS STATE HOLDS OFF NORTHWESTERN: Freshman Tony Wills hit two free throws with 5.9 seconds left as Illinois State held off a late Northwestern comeback to secure a 68-64 victory on at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Teammates Zach Lofton and Daishon Knight led a balanced attack with 15 points apiece while John Jones had 11, Reggie Lynch added 10 and Michael Middlebrooks collected 11 rebounds.

Northwestern (1-2) rallied from a 19-point second half deficit and trailed 66-64 after JerShon Cobb's jumper with 8.2 seconds to play. But Wills locked down the win seconds later with his free throws. Cobb closed with 19 points

CALUMET COLLEGE RALLIES FOR WIN: Franqlin Gatson led three players in double figures with 18 points, as Calumet College rallied for a 67-59 win over MacMurray. LaRoi Harmon (Hammond) added 16 points and nine rebounds for the Crimson Wave (4-2), which trailed 33-29 at halftime. Brian Brilmeyer (Griffith) added 14 points.

PURDUE CALUMET GAME POSTPONED: Due to severe weather in the area Sunday, the Purdue Calumet-IU-Kokomo game was moved to 7:30 tonight.

College football

BAYLOR CLOSES IN ON OHIO STATE FOR THIRD IN BCS: Baylor closed in on third-place Ohio State in the latest BCS standings. The Bears and Buckeyes have little hope of catching first-place Alabama or second-place Florida State in the race to the BCS championship game without a loss from one of the top two. Ohio State and Baylor are fighting for the right to be next in line if the Tide or 'Noles slip up.

The Buckeyes are ahead of the Bears in both the Harris and USA Today coaches' polls, but behind Baylor in the computer rankings. The combined average of the six computer rankings has the Bears third, with Alabama and Florida State tied for first. Ohio State is fifth in the computers. Ohio State has a BCS average of .8869. Baylor's is .8856.

BAYLOR JUMPS OVER OHIO STATE IN AP POLL: Baylor overtook Ohio State in The Associated Press college football poll, and Alabama became just the seventh team to hold the No. 1 ranking for 13 straight polls in a season.

The third-ranked Bears slipped ahead of the fourth-ranked Buckeyes after Baylor beat Texas Tech 60-34 and Ohio State won 60-35 at Illinois on Saturday. Baylor has 1,351 points and Ohio State has 1,343. Alabama remained No. 1, with 55 first-place votes.

Around the horn

Harris English won the rain-delayed OHL Classic for his second PGA Tour title, pulling away for a four-stroke victory in a 29-hole finish at Mayakoba. ... Henrik Stenson won the season-ending World Tour Championship to become the first player to sweep the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup and European Tour's Race to Dubai. The Swede closed with an 8-under 64 to finish at 25-under 263.

Copyright 2014 nwitimes.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

activate-button-3
Follow The Times

Latest Local Offers

Featured Businesses

Poll

Loading…

Which team will win the World Series?

View Results

NFL News