Sports Digest: IUPUI routs Indiana Northwest men's basketball team

2013-11-19T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T20:06:26Z Sports Digest: IUPUI routs Indiana Northwest men's basketball team nwitimes.com

Men's basketball

IUPUI ROUTS INDIANA NORTHWEST: Justus Stanback scored 15 points to lead IUPUI to a dominating 88-53 win over Indiana Northwest on Tuesday night.

Their defense continually stymied Indiana Northwest (2-4), an NAIA school, limiting it to just 16-of-66 shooting from the floor for 24.2 percent. It was the lowest percentage by an IUPUI opponent in the program's Division I era, which began in 1998. No Indiana Northwest player scored in double figures.

Khufu Najee, Ian Chiles and Ja'Rob McCallum each had 11 points for the Jaguars (1-3).

MARSHALL SENDS BUTLER PAST VANDY: Khyle Marshall scored 16 of his career-high 26 points in the final seven minutes, leading Butler (3-0) past Vanderbilt (2-1) 85-77 in overtime.

Kellen Dunham added 16 points for the Bulldogs, who won for the 22nd time in 25 games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

SOUTH SUBURBAN CRUISES TO HOME WIN: Anthony Strickland poured in 23 points to lead South Suburban to an 85-67 win over Black Hawk East.

Charles Knowles added 21 points for the Bulldogs. Black Hawk East was held to just 29 percent shooting from the field.

College football

VALPO ANNOUNCES SEASON AWARD WINNERS: Tanner Kuramata was named Valparaiso's Offensive MVP, while Alex Green was named the Defensive MVP.

Kuramata, a junior wide receiver, had 56 catches for 879 yards and eight touchdowns. Green, a sophomore linebacker, had a team-high 110 tackles.

Offensive lineman Stuart Barkley received the Richard P. Koenig Award; safety Alex Grask won the Joe Sever Trophy, and Dale Cook was named the Special Teams MVP. On scout team, Alex Hentgen was named Offensive Player of the Year; Steven Holman was named Defensive Player of the Year, and John Nunes (Valparaiso) was named Special Teams Player of the Year.

GOLSON REAPPLIES TO NOTRE DAME: Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says the Fighting Irish are considerably healthier after a week off, particularly along the defensive line.

The Irish (7-3) held their first practice Monday since losing 28-21 at Pittsburgh on Nov. 9. It was the first time in Kelly's coaching career he's not held practice during an off week, saying he couldn't afford to risk further injuries.

Kelly described practice as rigorous to make sure the Irish were ready. Kelly says nobody on the two-deep chart is definitely out against BYU (7-3).

Kelly says suspended quarterback Everett Golson has submitted to be re-enrolled at Notre Dame after being suspended for the fall semester. Kelly says he expects to learn in mid-December if Golson will be allowed to return to school.

Pro football

BEARS MAKE ROSTER CHANGES: The Bears waived vested veteran long snapper Jeremy Cain and signed linebacker Lawrence Wilson to the practice squad Tuesday.

Cain appeared in the last two games for Chicago as the Bears' long snapper.

The 6-foot-1, 229-pound Wilson was selected by Carolina in the sixth round (166th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He has spent time with Carolina, Tennessee, New Orleans and Chicago but has not appeared in a regular-season game. He spent the 2013 preseason with the Bears, making five tackles, including one tackle for a loss and two special teams stops.

COLTS PROMOTE CUNNINGHAM TO ACTIVE ROSTER: The Colts promoted tight end Justice Cunningham from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday.

To make room for this year's Mr. Irrelevant in the draft, Indianapolis (7-3) waived receiver Griff Whalen.

Whalen played in six games this season, catching nine passes for 102 yards. He was originally signed by the Colts as an undrafted rookie in April 2012. 

Cunningham was released in the Colts' final cutdown and joined the practice squad Sept. 2. At South Carolina, he caught 50 passes for 581 yards and one TD during his career.

Women's basketball

VALPARAISO SIGNS FOUR RECRUITS: Georgi Donchetz, Danielle Franklin, Anne Hamilton and Jasmyn Walker recently signed their national letters of intent with Valparaiso.

Donchetz is a 5-foot-10 guard from Savage, Minn. The 6-1 Franklin, who hails from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has been nominated for the 2013-14 McDonald's All-American Team. Hamilton is a 6-0 guard from Minnetonka, Minn. Walker is a 5-10 guard from Muskegon, Mich.

Around the horn

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