December 21, 2012

College Roundup: Bobcats lose a game of see-saw leads

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - Mark Scholz tied the game on a layup with 1:03 left in the game and Keith Kahlfeld scored the game-winning points on a pair of foul shots with five seconds left to lift Concordia (5-3) to a 60-58 win over Bates (5-6) on Thursday afternoon at the Daytona Beach Shootout.

Skylar Diggins, Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBride, Jewell Loyd
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Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins, left, Natalie Achonwa, Kayla McBride and Jewell Loyd are all smiles as they watch the end of a 87-57 win over Kansas State in Las Vegas on Thursday.

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Bates trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half before rallying to take a 57-50 lead with 6:35 left in regulation.

But the Bobcats scored only one point the rest of the way and missed a potential game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Graham Safford scored a game-high 17 points to pace Bates and Mark Brust added 13 points. The Bobcats also got eight points and seven rebounds from Ed Bogdanovich.

(1) DUKE 76, ELON 54: Mason Plumlee had 21 points and 15 rebounds as Duke (11-0) got its 100th straight nonconference win at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Ryan Kelly added 14 points, freshman Rasheed Sulaimon had 13 and Tyler Thornton hit a pair of key 3-pointers 30 seconds apart that helped the Blue Devils pull away.

Sebastian Koch scored 14 points but Elon (6-5) was denied its first win over an Atlantic Coast Conference team since 2005.

Jabari Parker, the No. 2 recruit of the class of 2013, ended months of speculation when he announced that he will sign with the Blue Devils. Parker made his decision live from his Chicago high school, Simeon Career Academy, on ESPNU.

Parker, a 6-foot-8 small forward, chose Duke over Michigan State, Florida, Stanford and BYU.

(2) MICHIGAN 93, EASTERN MICHIGAN 54: Tim Hardaway Jr. had 17 points and a career-high seven assists to help the Wolverines win easily at Ann Arbor, Mich.

Michigan (12-0) is off to its best start since winning the first 16 games of the 1985-86 season.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

(5) NOTRE DAME 87, KANSAS STATE 57: Skylar Diggins scored 17 of her 22 points in the first half to lead Notre Dame (8-1) in the second round of the World Vision Classic at Las Vegas.

Diggins scored 15 of the Fighting Irish's first 23 points, leading them to a 23-10 lead 8:20 into the game.

Kayla McBride added 12 points, and Natalie Achonwa, Kaila Turner and Ariel Braker chipped in with 11 apiece.

(9) MARYLAND 69, DELAWARE 53: Tianna Hawkins had 16 points and 16 rebounds, Maryland (8-2) hounded All-American Elena Delle Donne in her return from an illness and the Terrapins (8-2) won at Newark, Del.

Delle Donne played for just the second time this season after missing a month with Lyme disease.

She finished with 19 points and six rebounds for Delaware (5-3), but was 7 for 23 from the floor in 34 minutes.

(18) OKLAHOMA 70, UC RIVERSIDE 46: Aaryn Ellenberg scored 27 points to lead the Sooners' to a win at Norman, Okla.

Nicole Griffin added 18 points, and Joanna McFarland had 12 rebounds for Oklahoma (9-2).

(20) TEXAS 53, CORNELL 40: Freshman Imani McGee-Stafford posted her fourth double-double of the season to lift Texas (7-2) in a nonconference matchup at Austin, Texas.

DUQUESNE 62, (24) WEST VIRGINIA 54: Wumi Agunbiade netted 15 points as Duquesne (11-1) pulled an upset over West Virginia, earning a win at Morgantown, W. Va.

FOOTBALL

POINSETTIA BOWL: Linebacker Kyle Van Noy forced a fumble in the end zone and recovered it for a touchdown, and he also scored on a 17-yard interception return -- both in the fourth quarter -- to lead BYU to a 23-6 victory over San Diego State at San Diego on Thursday night.

The big plays swung the momentum for the Cougars (8-5) in what had been a tedious defensive struggle.

San Diego State (9-4), playing in the hometown bowl for the second time in three years, missed the chance for its first 10-win season since 1977 and had its seven-game winning streak snapped.

MAINE: University of Maine football standout Chris Howley was named to the Walter Camp Foundation All-American team. 

Howley, a senior offensive lineman from Runnemede, N.J., is a two-time first team All-CAA selection.

He anchored an offensive line that consistently ranked among the best in the CAA in sacks allowed and helped produce a 3,000-yard passer for the first time in school history and a 1,000-yard rusher last season. 

Howley is also a two-time All-New England selection and a two-time ECAC All-Star in addition to being named a 2012 College Sports Madness first team All-American.

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