Posts Tagged ‘University of North Carolina Wilmington’

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Marist is kickin’ some Iona butt on ESPN3 — updated to say “not as much as earlier on.”

Hofstra v. James Madison ought to be a good game. On the 3 at 7pm.

Sorry none of the ESPNs are carrying the South Carolina/Kentucky game.

Now that people have pointed a finger at’em, how will Towson (7-8, CAA) handle going up against UNC-Wilmington (9-6, CAA)?

Minnesota plays Ohio State — will the Gophers continue their role as upsetters?

Come on, Houston Baptist — see if you can win one in the Big West.

The Shockers (11-3, MVC) v. Redbirds (10-4, MVC) could be fun.

Alabama (2-12, SEC) v. Auburn (3-11) could be ugly.

LSU (19-8, 9-5) v. Vandy (20-7, 8-6) could be significant.

Which Vol team shows up tonight?

I am not saying nothin’ about UTEPs chances against S. Methodist (5-8, C-USA)

Don’t envy Colorado (5-9, Pac-12) going up against Stanford.

Time for some separation by Arizona State (9-6) as they go against UCLA (7-7).

The Dons (3-11, WCC) have a chance at win #6 when they face Portland (3-11).

So, anyone taking bets on Fresno State v. Hawai’i?

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you know, blogging, so it took me a while to get to the big upset of yesterday… which, when you look at the box is quite easy to explain: Free throws and fouls.

Great, great back-and-forth game between #8 Maryland and #6 Miami, and it wasn’t Williams or Johnson who pushed the Hurricanes to victory, but Yderstrom.

Vandy couldn’t take advantage of their big win over TN and got handled by the Bulldogs.

It was reeeeeally, reaaaally close, but #23 Georgia Tech continued North Carolina’s misery, 56-54.

Loyola (MD) (12-13, 8-6MAAC) surprised the heck out Fairfield (18-7, 11-3), 55-48.

Nice, if not important, win for ODU (9-16, 6-7 CAA) over UNC-Wilmington (15-9, 8-5).

Indiana missed out on their first Big Ten win by one point.

The worst thing about the Border Showdown was not the score (KState 47, K 43), but the injury to Jayhawk Carolyn Davis.

VCU v. James Madison was the expected dogfight: Dukes over Rams, 65-64.

There was a moment during halftime when UCLA had visions of upsets dancing in their heads. Then N.O. said, “No.”

Both UTEP and Middle Tennessee won to stay fer-0 in conference play.

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Monday, March 21

Syracuse 63, St. Bonaventure 50
Eastern Michigan 63, UNC Wilmington 54
Florida 73, Florida Gulf Coast 69
Oral Roberts 92, Tulane 86
Colorado 81, California 65
Wyoming 75, Oklahoma State 71

Up next: Third Round

Tuesday, March 22
Alabama at Toledo, 7 p.m. EST

Wednesday, March 23
Arkansas  at Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. EST
Southern Cal at BYU, 9 p.m. EST

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Thursday, March 17

St. Bonaventure 77, Lehigh 43
Syracuse 77, Monmouth 53
Eastern Michigan 67, Michigan 59
UNC Wilmington 63, Richmond 54
Boston College 85, Yale 61
St. Joseph’s 72, VCU 66
Virginia 69, Morgan State 56
Duquesne 64, Kent State 56
Utah State 103, Arizona 95
Oral Roberts 78, TCU 74
Arkansas 91, Lamar 65
Tulane 61, Southern 31
Northwestern 89, Creighton 63
Auburn 68, Tennessee Tech 54
Illinois State 72, Central Michigan 59
Missouri State 76, Rice 65
Alabama 80, Memphis 69
Colorado 71, UC Riverside 62
BYU 75, Denver 60
Southern Cal 67, UC Santa Barbara 64
Nevada 65, St. Mary’s CA 62
California 74, Cal Poly 60

Friday, March 18

Florida 59, UMBC 47
FGCU 73, Drexel 67

Saturday you have

Auburn at Toledo, 12 p.m. EST
St. Joseph’s at Boston College, 1:30 p.m. EST
Utah State at BYU, 5 p.m. EST
Duquesne at Kansas, 8 p.m. EST

Sunday it’s

Illinois State at Wisconsin, 2 p.m. EST
Charlotte at South Carolina, 2 p.m. EST
Arkansas at Missouri, 3 p.m. EST
Alabama at Northwestern, 3 p.m. EST
Virginia at Loyola, 4 p.m. EST
Southern Cal at Nevada, 5 p.m. EST

Monday’s schedule is

St. Bonaventure at Syracuse, 7 p.m. EST
Eastern Michigan at UNC Wilmington, 7 p.m. EST
Florida at Florida Gulf Coast, 7:05 p.m. EST
Tulane at Oral Roberts, 8 p.m. EST
California at Colorado, 9 p.m. EST
Oklahoma State at Wyoming, 9 p.m. EST

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in the WNIT Round One Pt. 1.

Check out Lady Swish for the Liberty and ODU breakdown.

Here’s what’s on tap for tonight:

Thursday, March 17
Lehigh at St. Bonaventure, 7 p.m. EST

Monmouth at Syracuse, 7 p.m. EST
Michigan at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. EST
UNC Wilmington at Richmond, 7 p.m. EST
Boston College at Yale, 7 p.m. EST
VCU at St. Joseph’s, 7 p.m. EST
Morgan State at Virginia, 7 p.m. EST
Kent State at Duquesne, 7 p.m. EST
Arizona at Utah State, 7:30 p.m. EST
Oral Roberts at TCU, 7:30 p.m. EST
Lamar at Arkansas, 8 p.m. EST
Southern at Tulane, 8 p.m. EST
Creighton at Northwestern, 8 p.m. EST
Auburn at Tennessee Tech, 8 p.m. EST
Central Michigan at Illinois State, 8:05 p.m. EST
Rice at Missouri State, 8:05 p.m. EST
Alabama at Memphis, 8:05 p.m. EST
UC Riverside at Colorado, 9 p.m. EST
Denver at BYU, 9:30 p.m. EST
UC Santa Barbara at Southern Cal, 10 p.m. EST
Nevada at St. Mary’s CA, 10 p.m. EST
California at Cal Poly, 10:05 p.m. EST
Friday, March 18
UMBC at Florida, 7 p.m. EST

Drexel at FGCU, 7:05 p.m. EST

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Whoa, Ohio State.

I remember sitting next to  a coach during Duke’s furious comeback against UConn in 2004 — the one where Foley nailed a three for the win. As the meltdown was happening, I asked him, “As a coach, how do you feel watching this huge lead disappear?” “Awful,” he responded, “because I’ve been there and sometimes there’s just nothing you can do to stop it.”

I’m thinking Buckeyes’ coach Jim Foster is feeling like that after Ohio State lost to Northwestern (spoiling Prahalis’ triple-double).

Haven’t checked the polls yet but if Penn State doesn’t get some love after their defeat of #22 Iowa, the fix is in.

Rutgers welcomed Syracuse to the ranks of the top 25 by giving them a defeat.

Maryland stormed, Baylor blew, Michigan State whipped and UCLA handled.

DOH! The WHB curse zapped UNC-Wilmington as they got surprised by Georgia State (3-8 in the CAA).

Speaking of the CAA, Delaware is enjoying the return of Delle Donne. Drexel? Not so much.

Sticking with our theme, with their win over ODU, JMU moves into sole possession of the CAA’s top spot.

You know, the Badgers are 8-3 in Big 10 play. Just sayin’…

The WHB didn’t manage to jinx Houston, who are now 9-0 in C-USA. Mechelle? Graham? Get on this!

On Saturday, Toledo moved to 9-1 in the MAC.

Oklahoma took that old saw (Free throws are just that: FREE!) to heart and escaped Iowa State with a win.

UConn had a little romp over DePaul.

It took overtime, but Xavier is now 10-0 in the A-1o.

Yup, that’s Temple taking down Duquesne and staying undefeated in the A-10.

Danielle Adams helped A&M escape the battle in Texas.

Those poor Penguins. The #17 Phoenix jumped out to a 26-0 lead and never looked back.

Oral Roberts is 12-0 in the Summit.

Oakland (9-3/Summit) squeaked by IUPUI (1-10/Summit).

Stanford stomped Arizona by 30.

UCLA took down USC.

Oregon and Washington didn’t need OT to score a total of  186 pts, but the Ducks came out on the short end.

Calling them paper-Mountaineers is a little like chanting “Over-rated” — it disrespects your teams’ effort (in this case, Pittsburgh) in taking down the #15 team in the country. In front of West Virgina’s third largest crowd in program history.

Portland State came up with a big with over Northern Colorado (8-2/Big Sky).

Penn lost another heart breaker, this time to Harvard in double overtime.

Notre Dame did not have an easy time with South Florida, but they emerged victorious.

South Dakota got revenge over rival North Dakota, 69-53.

Liberty is now 8-1 in the Big South, but it was a close one against High Point (4-5/B. South).

Marquette’s play has improved, and a buzzer-beating three helped them take down St. John’s, 55-52.

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From Tim Hower at the Star News: New UNCW women’s coach finding early success

“I asked myself how could I give back to women’s basketball and the way that I felt I could give back best was to become a coach and teach the younger generation some of the things that I learned along my journey,” Cooper-Dyke said. “Also, to kind of pass on some of my passion. I care about the game of women’s basketball a great deal, so I wanted to infuse the younger generation with the same passion I have for the game.”

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in Mel’s latest: Maryland’s Board Work Stifles St. Joseph’s

Drexel Down and Delaware Up

It was a mixed day for the two area teams diving into the start of play in the Colonial Athletic Association.

After having the best nonconference record in the Denise Dillon era, Drexel was victimized by the debut of new North Carolina-Wilmington coach Cynthia Dyke-Cooper, the former WNBA and Olympic star who guided the Sea Hawks to a 69-61 victory. UNCW (9-3, 1-0) shot 64.4 percent from the field.

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and not the happy kind:

IUPUI fires women’s basketball coach Shann Hart

NCAA punishes Chattanooga

The NCAA cited Chattanooga with major violations Thursday in its athletics program for failing to monitor phone calls and text messages by coaches to recruits.

Assistant Johnetta Hayes disciplined

An assistant women’s basketball coach at North Carolina-Wilmington faces undisclosed disciplinary action after she punished a player by making her roll the length of the court for 30 minutes.

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Yah, Coop was outta town, but YIKES!

UNCW AD releases statement on incident at women’s basketball practice

According to multiple sources, UNCW women’s basketball team member Julia Finlay was subject to disciplinary action on Monday following a team workout. The junior guard from Hicksville, NY, is nursing a leg injury, so Finlay was forced to roll the length of the court. She vomited three times before the drill was stopped.

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