Archive | November, 2013

11/29 Ranked Run Down

30 Nov

Mount St. Mary’s 65 at (1) Michigan State 98
Mount St. Mary’s: The Mount routed by Michigan State
Michigan State: Spartans Top Mount St. Mary’s

North Florida 64 at (7) Ohio State 99
North Florida: Ospreys Out-Shined by Ohio State
Ohio State: Buckeyes Rout North Florida

Southern Miss 38 at (9) Louisville 69
Southern Miss: Southern Miss Struggles Offensively
Louisville: Cardinals Run by Southern Miss

Pacific 62 vs (14) Oregon 85
Pacific: Tigers Topped by Oregon
Oregon: Ducks Defeat Pacific

Florida State 66 at (15) Florida 67
Florida State: Seminoles Lose Nail Biter to Florida
Florida: Gators Survive Florida State

Northwestern vs (19) UCLA
Northwestern: Wildcats Fall to UCLA
UCLA: Bruins Bury Northwestern

Coppin State 45 at (22) Michigan 87
Coppin State: None.
Michigan: Wolverines Cruise by Coppin State

Villanova 59 vs (2) Kansas 63
Villanova: Wildcats Upend Kansas
Kansas: Jayhawks Beaten by Pesky Villanova

(6) Duke 66 vs (4) Arizona 72
Duke: Duke Falls to Arizona
Arizona: Wildcats Win at the Garden

(5) Oklahoma State 69 vs Butler 67
Oklahoma State: Cowboys Survive Butler
Butler: Bulldogs Edged by Oklahoma State

San Diego State vs (20) Creighton
San Diego State: Aztecs Upset Creighton
Creighton: Bluejays Bounced by San Diego State

(21) Memphis 76 vs LSU 69
Memphis: Tigers Top LSU
LSU: LSU Loses Tiger Battle

(23) Iowa 89 vs UTEP 53
Iowa: Hawkeyes Handle UTEP
UTEP: Miners Mauled by Iowa

(25) Marquette 76 vs George Washington 60
Marquette: Golden Eagles Handle George Washington
George Washington: Colonials Fall to Marquette

11/29 Ranked Run Down

29 Nov

Wake Forest 78 vs (2) Kansas 87
Wake Forest: Demon Deacons Defeated by Kansas
Kansas: Jayhawks Beat Wake Forest

(5) Oklahoma State 97 vs Purdue 87
Oklahoma State: Smart Leads Cowboys
Purdue: Boilermakers Bounced by Oklahoma State

Nevada 84 vs (19) UCLA 105
Nevada: Wolfpack Falls to UCLA
UCLA: Bruins Handle Nevada

Arizona State 60 vs (20) Creighton 88
Arizona State: Sun Devils Routed by Creighton
Creighton: Bluejays Run Past Arizona State

(21) Memphis 87 vs Siena 60
Memphis: Tigers Tame Siena
Siena: Saints Downed by Memphis

(23) Iowa 77 vs Xavier 74 OT
Iowa: Hawkeyes Win in OT
Xavier: Musketeers Fall to Iowa

(25) Marquette 86 at Cal State Fullerton 66
Marquette: Golden Eagles Cruise by Cal-State Fullerton
Cal State Fullerton: Titans Toppled by Marquette

11/27 Ranked Run Down

28 Nov

Eastern Michigan 63 at (3) Kentucky 81
Eastern Michigan: Eagles Beat by Kentucky
Kentucky: Wildcats Whip Eastern Michigan

Drexel 62 vs (4) Arizona 66
Drexel: Dragons Downed by Arizona
Arizona: Wildcats Escape Drexel

Alabama 64 vs (6) Duke 74
Alabama: Tide Falls to Duke
Duke: Blue Devils Hold Off Alabama

(8) Syracuse 74 vs (18) Baylor 67
Syracuse: Orange Win Maui Invitational
Baylor: Bears Lose to Syracuse

(10) Wisconsin 70 vs West Virginia 63
Wisconsin: Badgers Win Cancun Title
West Virginia: Mountaineers Come Up Short in Cancun

Arkansas 81 vs (11) Gonzaga 91
Arkansas: Hogs Handled by Gonzaga
Gonzaga: Pangos Leads Bulldogs in Win

11/26 Ranked Run Down

27 Nov

Saint Louis 57 vs (10) Wisconsin 63
Saint Louis: Billikens Fall to Wisconsin
Wisconsin: Badgers Beat St. Louis

Loyola (MD) 66 at (13) Connecticut 76
Loyola (MD): Greyhounds Upended by UConn
Connecticut: Huskies Handle Loyola

California 81 vs (8) Syracuse 92
California: Bears Not Enough for Syracuse
Syracuse: Orange Pull Away from Cal

Chaminade 81 vs. (11) Gonzaga 113
Chaminade: Silver Swords Torched by Gonzaga
Gonzaga: Bulldogs Rout Chaminade

Brigham Young 62 vs (12) Wichita State 75
Brigham Young: Cougars Can’t Catch Wichita State
Wichita State: Shockers Stymie BYU

(18) Baylor 67 vs Dayton 66
Baylor: Bears Escape Dayton
Dayton: Flyers Grounded by Baylor

11/25 Ranked Run Down

26 Nov

Cleveland State 61 at (3) Kentucky 68
Cleveland State: Vikings Fall to Kentucky
Kentucky: Wildcats Pull Away From Cleveland State

(5) Oklahoma State 93 at South Florida 67
Oklahoma State: Cowboys Crush South Florida
South Florida: Bulls Bombed by Oklahoma State

Wyoming 50 at (7) Ohio State 65
Wyoming: Cowboys Beaten by Ohio State
Ohio State: Buckeyes Breeze by Wyoming

Minnesota 67 vs (8) Syracuse 75
Minnesota: Gophers Come Up Short Against Syracuse
Syracuse: Orange Pull Away From Minnesota

Dayton 84 vs (11) Gonzaga 79
Dayton: Dayton Upsets Gonzaga in Maui
Gonzaga: Bulldogs Bounced from Maui

DePaul 72 vs (12) Wichita State 90
DePaul: Blue Demons Taken Out by Wichita State
Wichita State: Shockers Top DePaul

(15) Florida 86 at Jacksonville 60
Florida: Gators Stomp Jacksonville
Jacksonville: Dolphins Dropped by Florida

UMKC 51 at (17) Iowa State 110
UMKC: ‘Roos No Match for Iowa State
Iowa State: Cyclones Cruise Past UMKC

Chaminade 77 vs (18) Baylor 93
Chaminade: Silver Swords Upended by Baylor
Baylor: Bears Bury Chaminade

(25) Marquette 77 at Arizona State 79
Marquette: Golden Eagles Grounded by Arizona State
Arizona State: Sun Devils Hold Off Marquette

Resume Building UMass Style

25 Nov

Monster.com should hire Derek Kellog.  The UMass Minutemen coach has done a pretty good job at building a resume for the postseason just two weeks into the hoop season.  Considered a possible bubble team in the Atlantic 10 they had early games with potential bubble teams Boston College and LSU and a match up with Horizon League contender Youngstown State before taking part in the Charleston Classic.

They got off to a quick 2-0 start, beating BC by 13 and edging LSU at home by a bucket in the span of three days.   They followed that up with a convincing 16-point win over Youngstown State.  In the opening round of the Charleston Classic they out ran Nebraska 96-90 giving them a semifinal match up with #19 New Mexico who needed two buzzer beaters and two overtimes to beat Alabama-Birmingham the day before.  With the game knotted at 61 with less than eight minutes to play the Minutemen went on a 14-0 run five-plus minutes to put the game out of reach on their way to an 81-65 upset and a trip to the title game.   In the championship they faced off against Clemson and the Minutemen walked away with a 62-56 win and the Charleston Classic Championship.

Even with an already impressive non-conference slate UMass still have neutral-site games with BYU and Florida State (who knocked off #10 VCU handily) before A-10 play begins.

Leading the way for Derek Kellog’s crew is of course their sparkplug point guard Chaz Williams and his 18.4 points and 6.2 assists per game.  What has really put the Minutemen over the top in the early going has been the increased production they have gotten from the frontcourt, namely Cady Lalanne, Sampson Carter and Raphiael Putney who have combined for 44.6 points and 21.6 rebounds for a team that is averaging 88 points and over 43 rebounds per game.

They obviously haven’t guaranteed themselves anything but a 6-0 start over some teams they may be compared to come selection is a good way to make sure your resume is put on top of the pile.

11/24 Ranked Run Down

25 Nov

Vermont 90 at (6) Duke 91
Vermont: Catamounts Nearly Knock Off Duke
Duke: Blue Devils Survive Vermont

San Francisco 82 at (17) Oregon 100
San Francisco: Dons Dominated by Oregon
Oregon: Ducks Defeat San Francisco

Chattanooga 65 at (22) UCLA 106
Chattanooga: Mocs Mauled by UCLA
UCLA: Bruins Breeze by Chattanooga

(24) North Carolina 93 vs (3) Louisville 84
North Carolina: Tar Heels Upset Louisville
Louisville: Cardinals Stunned by North Carolina

Georgetown 84 vs (10) Virginia Commonwealth 80
Georgetown: Hoyas Edge VCU
Virginia Commonwealth: Rams Beaten by Georgetown

(19) New Mexico 79 vs Davidson 58
New Mexico: Lobos Run By Davidson
Davidson: Wildcats Stopped by New Mexico

Charlotte 63 vs (14) Michigan 61
Charlotte: 49ers Win Puerto Rico Tip-Off
Michigan: Wolverines Upset Again

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