Sports Digest: Purdue Calumet men upset Robert Morris

2014-01-11T21:15:00Z 2014-01-14T22:34:12Z Sports Digest: Purdue Calumet men upset Robert Morris
January 11, 2014 9:15 pm

Men's basketball

PUC UPSETS ROBERT MORRIS: Kaspars Brencans scored 21 points as Purdue Calumet upset No. 12 Robert Morris 92-84 Saturday. Noah Allen added 19 points for the Peregrines (14-3, 6-1 Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference).

SWEET 16 FOR BRILMEYER: Brian Brilmeyer posted 16 points and 16 rebounds to lead Calumet College to a 74-69 overtime victory against Trinity Christian. Robert Jackson's 20 points topped the Crimson Wave (9-7, 2-5 CCAC), while Marcus Moody (14) and Franqlin Gatson (11) also reached double figures.

PUMAS FALL AT HOME TO ROCKHURST: St. Joseph's blew an 18-point, first-half lead in falling 95-84 to Rockhurst (5-7, 1-4) in a Great Lakes Valley Conference game. Cameron Vines led the Pumas (4-10, 1-3) with 29 points.

IUN DROPS 11TH STRAIGHT GAME: Brandon Grubl scored a team-high 18 points, but it wasn't enough as Indiana Northwest dropped an 85-71 decision to Ashford. Devin Ellis added 16 points for the RedHawks (3-14).

HOOSIERS HOLD OFF PENN STATE: Noah Vonleh scored a career-high 19 points; Yogi Ferrell added 15, and Indiana (11-5, 1-2 Big Ten) held off Penn State (9-8, 0-4) 79-76.

ILLINOIS STATE DOWNS LOYOLA: Reggie Lynch scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds and sparked the second half breakaway run that gave Illinois State (9-7, 2-2 Missouri Valley Conference) a 59-50 win over Loyola. Milton Doyle led Loyola (6-10, 1-3 MVC) with 15 points and eight rebounds.

PIPPEN LIFTS CHICAGO STATE PAST UMKC: Quinton Pippen hit a one-handed, running jumper in the lane with 1.5 seconds on the clock, giving Chicago State a 68-66 victory over Missouri-Kansas City (5-10, 2-1 Western Athletic Conference). Pippen scored a career-high 23 points as the Cougars (7-9, 2-0) battled to the win in a game that saw eight lead changes and two ties down the last 9:32.

GOLDEN LEADS GEORGIA TECH OVER IRISH: Trae Golden scored 20 points, and Georgia Tech (10-6, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) beat Notre Dame 74-69. Notre Dame (10-6, 1-2), playing its first ACC road game after spending the last 18 seasons in the Big East Conference, was led by Eric Atkins' 20 points and Garrick Sherman's 13.

INDIANA STATE BEATS BRADLEY: Jake Odum scored 12 points, and Justin Gant and Dawon Cummings added 11 each as Indiana State (13-3, 4-0) held off Bradley (6-11, 1-3) 62-59 to win its fourth Missouri Valley Conference game in a row.

EVANSVILLE DEFEATS SIU: D.J. Balentine scored a career-high 33 points to lead Evansville (8-9, 1-3 Missouri Valley) to a 75-69 win over Southern Illinois.

NORTH DAKOTA STATE DOMINATES IUPUI: Trayvon Wright scored a career-high 24 points as North Dakota State (12-5, 1-1 Summit League) overwhelmed IUPUI 87-64. Donovan Gibbs and Marcellus Barksdale had 14 points each to lead IUPUI (5-14, 0-2).

Women's basketball

EDWARDS LEADS CRIMSON WAVE TO WIN: Dominique Edwards registered 22 points, 12 rebounds and five assists to pace Calumet College to a 61-51 win over Trinity Christian in a CCAC game Saturday. Crystal Daniels and Rebecca Arredondo backed Edwards with 19 and 10 points, respectively.

PUC'S SHORT REACHES MILESTONE IN WIN: Brooklyn Short became the 18th member of the 1,000-point club at Purdue Calumet, finishing with 16 points to help the Peregrines (12-4, 6-0 CCAC) to a 92-87 win over Robert Morris. Stephanie Balon came off the bench to lead PUC with 18 points, while Tierra Turner had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

PUMAS SNAP FIVE-GAME LOSING STREAK: Courtney Kvachkoff's double-double and Jasmyne Reynolds' 25 points led St. Joseph's to a 76-67 GLVC win over Rockhurst. Kvachkoff (Crown Point) had 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Pumas (3-8, 1-3) ended a five-game losing streak. Laura Furrer and Tonisha Sanders had 10 points each.

OHIO STATE UPSETS NO. 22 IU: Ameryst Alston tied a career-high with 29 points, and Ohio State (12-7, 2-1 Big Ten) upset a cold-shooting No. 22 Indiana 70-51, snapping a program-best 14-0 winning streak for the Hoosiers (14-1, 1-1). Larryn Brooks led Indiana with 11 points.


Pro football

SEAHAWKS RUMBLE PAST SAINTS: Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns; Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions, and Seattle's defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff game.

The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game for the second time in franchise history and will host San Francisco or Carolina next Sunday.

Around the horn

Alex Rodriguez was dealt the most severe punishment in the history of baseball's drug agreement when an arbitrator ruled the New York Yankees third baseman is suspended for the entire 2014 season as a result of a drug investigation by Major League Baseball. ... Defending Olympic silver medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White earned their sixth consecutive national ice dance title at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. ... Penn State has hired James Franklin as its next head coach. Franklin, 41, who led Vanderbilt to bowls in all three of his seasons there, replaces Bill O'Brien, who left the Nittany Lions after two years to coach the NFL's Houston Texans.

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