February 9, 2016

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College basketball: Commodores’ numbers add up to another loss

ELYRIA — Playing back-to-back days is tough. Playing back-to-back days with a depleted roster proved to be nearly impossible Sunday for Lorain County Community College. With just six truly healthy players on the roster, the LCCC women held tough for the first half before falling to Columbus State 113-76. Playing their second game in 24 Read More…

College Basketball: Defense lets down Buckeyes in loss to Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — The conversation in the locker room at halftime between Wisconsin interim coach Greg Gard and forward Nigel Hayes was brief and to the point. Stop taking outside shots and start getting to the foul line, Gard pleaded. Message received — Hayes scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half, and Read More…

College basketball: Keita Bates-Diop proves a good listener, scores 22 points as Ohio State downs Penn State, snaps skid

COLUMBUS — Ohio State coach Thad Matta pushed a couple of buttons to help the Buckeyes beat Penn State 66-46 on Monday night and snap a two-game losing streak. The first came two days before the game, when he sat down Keita Bates-Diop to talk about a scoreless performance against Purdue his last time out. Read More…

10 things to know, Tuesday, Jan. 19

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. China’s economic growth wanes to 25-year low in 2015 The world’s second-largest economy grew 6.9 percent in 2015, the government says, down from 7.3 percent in the previous year. 2. Why U.S. Congressmen are in Germany They Read More…

College hoops season offers many surprises so far

PHOENIX — The college basketball season is revving up with some great games and individual performances as it winds toward March Madness. As is usually the case, the season so far has been filled with some big surprises, including a Final Four coach retiring midseason, a merry bench mob and loads of upsets. Here’s a Read More…

College women’s basketball: LCCC downs Jamestown C.C.

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ELYRIA — According to Lorain County Community College coach Vince Granito, the most important part of a basketball game is the first three minutes of the third quarter. On Thursday, the Commodores made their coach look like a genius, starting the second half on a 10-4 run to take control of the game on their Read More…

Ohio State pulls off Classic upset, downs No. 4 Kentucky

NEW YORK — The lead kept shrinking. It probably seemed like the clock wasn’t moving. Ohio State was playing No. 4 Kentucky at a neutral site but it sure didn’t sound that way. The Buckeyes, who led by 16 points with 11:26 to play, appeared destined to be another opponent unable to hold a lead Read More…

Women’s college basketball: No. 3 ND downs No. 10 OSU

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — After opening the season with losses to No. 1 Connecticut and No. 2 South Carolina, 10th-ranked Ohio State had a shot at No. 3 Notre Dame. The Buckeyes couldn’t quite pull it off, though, as Kelsey Mitchell scored 27 points but couldn’t force overtime in the closing seconds as the Fighting Read More…

Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan says next season will be his last

Bo Ryan has been the fire-breathing face of Wisconsin basketball for 14 seasons, pushing the Badgers to never-before-seen heights. After seven Sweet 16s, four Big Ten titles, two Final Fours and a berth in last year’s national championship game, the hard-charging 67-year-old Ryan has only one more season left in him. Ryan surprised the college Read More…

The Final Four: Michigan’s Trey Burke grows as leader while proving his doubters wrong

Just three games into Trey Burke’s college career, Michigan coach John Beilein couldn’t help but think he might have a mess on his hands with a freshman starting point guard. The Wolverines had the Maui Invitational on the horizon when they played Western Illinois in November 2011. Burke shot 3-of-8 for 14 points with three Read More…