SOUTH SUBURBAN BEATS NO. 1 REND LAKE: South Suburban College outscored Rend Lake 58-33 in the second half for a 79-71 win over the No. 1 team in junior college on Thursday.
Antonio Levy had 17 points, while Korbin McClain had 14, and Anthony Strickland had 11 points and three assists. Marius Hopkins had eight rebounds. McClain was 10-of-10 from free-throw line, and Charles Knowles had 12 points.
MCGARY WON'T PLAY IN OPENER FOR NO. 7 MICHIGAN: Michigan center Mitch McGary, a Chesterton product, will miss tonight's season opener against UMass-Lowell because of a lingering back problem.
Coach John Beilein didn't offer many details about McGary's condition or progress. The 6-foot-10 sophomore was named to the AP's preseason All-America team, but it's not clear when he'll be able to take the court this season. The seventh-ranked Wolverines will raise a banner today before the game to commemorate last season's run to the Final Four.
McGary averaged 7.5 points per game last season as a freshman, but in the NCAA tournament he averaged 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds, helping the Wolverines reach the national championship game, which they lost to Louisville.
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THREE NAMED TO ALL-STATE TEAM: LaPorte's Elena Lancioni and Anthony Didion, and Lowell's Brian Blaylock have been named to the Indiana All-Star Team, comprised of the top senior finishers at the state finals.
They will run the Mideast Meet of Champions Nov. 16 in Kettering, Ohio. Portage's Jay White is the head coach, and Crown Point's Keith Iddings is an assistant.
NO. 6 STANFORD HOLDS OFF NO. 2 OREGON: Tyler Gaffney ran for 157 yards and No. 6 Stanford hammered No. 2 Oregon for three quarters, then held off a furious final kick by the Ducks to crush their national title hopes for a second straight season, this time with a 26-20 victory Thursday night.
Kevin Hogan ran for a touchdown and played a mistake-free game for Stanford (8-1, 6-1 Pac-12). The Cardinal put on a clinic in how to play keep away from a team that was averaging 55.6 points. Stanford ran for 274 yards and held the ball for 42½ minutes.
Heisman Trophy contender Marcus Mariota was inaccurate and under pressure much of the night, but he threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes, sandwiched around a blocked field goal return for a score by Rodney Hardwick, to pull the Ducks (8-1, 5-1) to 26-20 with 2:12 left.
Oregon couldn't recover a second onside kick and Stanford ran out the clock.
NO. 5 BAYLOR BEATS NO. 12 OKLAHOMA: Bryce Petty threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more; Shock Linwood ran for 182 yards, and fifth-ranked Baylor stayed undefeated, passing its first big test with a 41-12 victory over No. 12 Oklahoma on Thursday night.
Baylor (8-0, 5-0 Big 12) scored twice in the final minute before halftime and stretched its school-record winning streak to 12 games since a loss at Oklahoma last November.
PONDER, PETERSON RALLY VIKINGS PAST REDSKINS: Adrian Peterson ran for 75 yards and two scores, and the Minnesota Vikings stopped the Washington Redskins at the 4 in the final seconds to hold on for a 34-27 victory Thursday night.
Christian Ponder went 17 for 21 for 174 yards with two touchdowns and an interception before leaving late in the third quarter with an injured left shoulder. John Carlson had seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown for the Vikings (2-7).
Robert Griffin III was 24 for 37 for 281 yards and three touchdowns for the Redskins (3-6).
PLAYERS DIVIDED REGARDING DOLPHINS' MARTIN: In a culture that fosters conflict, Jonathan Martin has tried to avoid it.
Coping with day-to-day treatment he considered abusive, the Miami Dolphins tackle let the situation fester for months before leaving the team last week. Martin's agent then complained to the Dolphins, who suspended guard Richie Incognito.
The NFL is investigating whether Incognito harassed or bullied Martin, and whether their teammates and the organization mishandled the situation. In the macho world of the pro football, some players believe Martin should have responded more firmly.
Dolphins players have robustly defended Incognito, now a notorious national villain, saying he and Martin behaved like best friends. They've been less passionate in their support of Martin.
Around the horn
The Valparaiso bowling program is set to host the fifth annual Crusader Classic at Inman's in Valparaiso this weekend. The three-day event, which begins this morning, features many of the nation's best teams. ... Purdue Calumet director of athletics Rick Costello is the guest on "Purdue Calumet Sports Insight" at 5:30 p.m. today on WJOB-AM (1230).