February 28, 2013

College Roundup: USM men's season ends with 76-62 tourney loss

The Associated Press

PAXTON, Mass. - Second-seeded Anna Maria College defeated seventh-seeded Southern Maine 76-62 in the quarterfinal round of the ECAC Division III New England men's basketball championship on Wednesday.

Jermaine Marshall, Mitch McGary
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Penn State’s Jermaine Marshall drives into Michigan’s Mitch McGary during the first half of Penn State’s big 84-78 upset of the Wolverines at State College, Pa., on Wednesday.

The Associated Press

The loss ends the Huskies' season at 15-13 -- the team's first winning season since 2007-2008.

USM was led by 15 points from freshman guard Cole Libby.    Senior guard Mike Poulin added 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists. Sophomore center Tyler Penney also turned in a strong performance, with 10 points on 4-for-7 shooting. 

PENN STATE 84, (4) MICHIGAN 78: Jermaine Marshall scored 25 points and Penn State (9-18, 1-14) upset the Wolverines (23-5, 10-5), 84-78, at State College, Pa.

The Nittany Lions had lost 18 straight regular-season conference games dating to last season, but they roared back from a 15-point deficit with 10:39 left behind the energetic play of Marshall.

D.J. Newbill added 17 points for Penn State, which hit a season-high 10 3-pointers.

(5) MIAMI 76, VIRGINIA TECH 58: The Hurricanes (23-4, 14-1) finally shook a 10-day scoring slump and pulled away from Virginia Tech for a win at Coral Gables, Fla.

Shane Larkin had 22 points and six assists to lead the Hurricanes, who were coming off a loss at Wake Forest that stopped their 14-game winning streak and also ended a bid to go unbeaten in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

(7) GEORGETOWN 79, CONNECTICUT 78: Otto Porter Jr.'s layup with 9.5 seconds left in the second overtime gave the Hoyas a double-overtime win at Storrs, Conn. -- their first-ever at Gampel Pavilion.

Porter scored 21 of his 22 points after halftime in a wild game that saw Georgetown (22-4, 12-3 Big East) stay in first place in the conference.

(15) OKLAHOMA STATE 64, TCY 47: Le'Bryan Nash scored a career-high 28 points, Marcus Smart had his typically strong all-around game not far from the high school where he won two state championships, and Oklahoma State (21-6, 11-4 Big 12) won at Fort Worth, Texas.

(23) PITTSBURGH 64, SOUTH FLORIDA 44: Tray Woodall scored 14 points and the Panthers pulled away in the second half at Pittsburgh. Dante Taylor had 12 points for the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East).

TOP SPOT in The Associated Press Top 25 is the last place any team wants to be this season.

When Indiana lost at Minnesota on Tuesday night, it was the seventh time this season that a No. 1 team has been defeated. That's the highest number since 2009-10, according to STATS.

Second-ranked Gonzaga is poised to rise to No. 1 in the next poll if the Bulldogs can get through the rest of the week unscathed. If that happens, Gonzaga would be the fifth team atop the poll this season.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

(16) LOUISVILLE 72, SETON HALL 62: Antonita Slaughter scored 17 points to lead the Cardinals (23-6, 11-4) at Louisville, Ky.

Shoni Schimmel came off the bench to contribute 15 points and six assists for Louisville, playing its final regular-season home game.

FOOTBALL

ALABAMA: Four players for the two-time defending national champion have been dismissed from school following their arrests after two robberies on campus.

University spokeswoman Deborah Lane said D.J. Pettway, Tyler Hayes, Eddie Williams and Brent Calloway are no longer enrolled after a judicial review.

Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban had earlier said the players "are no longer associated with the football program."

A COMPANY representing Texas A&M Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel has filed a lawsuit to stop the sale of T-shirts using his "Johnny Football" nickname.

The federal lawsuit seeks damages for alleged trademark infringement and reimbursement for court fees and other compensation.

It was filed by Manziel's limited liability company, JMAN2 Enterprises LLC, against Eric Vaughan of Fairview, Texas. He owns a website selling T-shirts that read "Keep Calm and Johnny Football."

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