College Basketball and PBA 12/24/08 News & Notes

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College Basketball and PBA 12/24/08 News & Notes

12/22/08

Marquette (Scott Monarch) (10-2) vs. N.C. State

Dominic James’ three-pointer with 0.4 seconds remaining lifted Marquette (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today) past North Carolina State 68-65 on Monday night. Jerel McNeal scored 20 points and James added 18 for the Golden Eagles (10-2).

NCCU (Henry Dickerson) (0-14) vs. Duquesne

Duquesne defeated winless North Carolina Central 97-79 on Monday night. Jamar Briscoe, also a freshman guard, was 15-of-18 from the foul line while scoring a game-high 34 points for North Carolina Central. The Eagles have played only two home games while going 0-14.

Savannah State (Horace Broadnax) (7-5) vs. Notre Dame

No. 8 ranked Notre Dame got a 81-49 win over Savannah State on Monday night. The Irish rebounded in the second half, shooting 14-of-21, as they pulled away for most of the game. Broadnax was called for a technical in the first half because he was unhappy with the officiating, with the Tigers being called for 10 fouls to just one for the Irish.

The Irish were 23-of-28 from the free-throw line for the game, while the Tigers were 8-of-8. Broadnax said that Tracy Rankins broke his nose and Arnold Louis needed several stitches over an eye. Chris Linton led the Tigers with 14 points.

12/23/08

Arkansas State (Elwyn McRoy) (9-3) vs. SE Missouri State (Rodney Hamilton) (3-9)

Shawn Morgan scored 16 points to lead Arkansas State to an 86-67 win over Southeast Missouri on Tuesday. DeJuan Brown added 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Donald Boone scored 13 points, and Brandon Ayers accumulated 11.

The win gives coach John Brady a 9-3 start, the best of any first-year head coach in school history. Arkansas State cut Southeast Missouri’s all-time series lead to 38-25.

Going into the half, ASU led by four at 43-39. he Redhawks’ Kenard Moore led all players with 24 points. Calvin Williams added 16 points and nine rebounds, and Jaycen Herring scored 14 points.

UIC (Tracy Dildy) (8-3) vs. Toledo

Spencer Stewart scored 15 and Scott VanderMeer had 12 points and 12 rebounds to carry Illinois-Chicago to a 65-55 victory over Toledo on Tuesday night. The Flames (8-3) pulled to a 17-point lead with 1:31 left in the first half and went into the break ahead 36-21.

Boyd came off the bench to score 11 points for Illinois-Chicago. Toledo outscored the Flames 22-8 off turnovers, but Illinois-Chicago had a 17-7 advantage in second-chance points and a 34-24 advantage in the paint. The Flames shot 26-of-61 from the field for 42.6 percent and the Rockets shot 23-of 60 for 38.3 percent.

Bowling

Dynasty client Norm Duke was listed as the No. 7 PBA in history by the PBA. His highlights are below, but you can check out the article at this link: http://www.pba.com/news/feature.asp?ID=1039

Career Titles: 29
Career Major Titles: 5
Career Earnings: $2,602,414

Highlights: Duke’s 29 titles rank tied for seventh all time… He owns five majors including the USBC Masters, Tournament of Champions, World Championship (twice) and U.S. Open, making him one of just two bowlers to complete the PBA’s Grand Slam and one of just five to complete the Triple Crown.

He was just 18 when he won his first title in 1983, becoming the youngest to ever win a PBA Tour title… Two-time Player of the Year (1994, 2000) and four-time George Young High Average Award winner… Also won the Harry Smith Point Leader Award in 2005-06…

Won a career-best five titles and banked $273,753 in 1994… Has won three or more titles in four different seasons… One of 19 players to shoot 300 on national TV.

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