BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The No. 1/1 Indiana men's basketball team opened the 2012-13 regular season with a 97-54 win over Bryant in front of a capacity crowd in Assembly Hall on Friday, Nov. 9.
Six Hoosiers (1-0) registered double-digit points, including a pair of double-doubles from Cody Zeller and Christian Watford. Zeller led all players with 18 points and added 10 boards for his sixth career double-double, to go along with three steals, two blocks and one assist. Watford grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds to go along with 15 points for his 13th career double-double. He added two steals, one block and one assist.
Kevin Ferrell (6'0''-G) tallied 10 points, seven assists, five rebounds, one block and one steal in college debut. Remy Abell (6'4''-G-92) tallied 12 points off the bench, while Jeremy Hollowell recorded 12 points, two rebounds, one block and one steal in first college game. Will Sheehey (6'7''-F-92) netted 10 points off the bench, along with a rebound and a steal.
"You know as you're playing, it's one thing to win but it's a whole other thing to improve while you're winning and I think we improved inside the game tonight," said head coach Tom Crean. And the key is that we continue to improve inside of every game and in between those games if we want to be as good as we want to be and I thought that happened, especially on the backboards. To have two guys have double figure nights, or double-doubles I should say, but Christian (Watford) really had a triple-double because he had 10 deflections and to get his career high in boards ... I really think Derek Elston is in there sorting through jersey numbers because I'm not sure we're giving the 32 back to him if Christian is going to get his career high in that number, so we just might have to do it even though it's a little tight on him but that's okay too."
The Bulldogs (0-1) and the Hoosiers battled a tight contest in the opening eight minutes of the game. With it tied up at 15-15 at the 11:18 mark, Indiana outscored Bryant, 34-13, to take a 48-28 lead into the break. The Hoosiers opened the second stanza holding Bryant scoreless for the first three minutes and dominated through the end en route to the 97-54 win.
"Obviously we have to defend and rebound to be successful this year," said Zeller. "I thought we did fairly well throughout the game tonight. But there are certain plays here and there that we have to get better."
Zeller sank 8-of-10 from the field, while seven of his boards came on the defensive glass. Watford made 8-of-9 from the free throw line and 3-of-9 from the field, including a 3-pointer. Kevin Ferrell made 3-of-7 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Abell was a perfect 2-of-2 from the 3-point line and sank 6-of-6 from the free throw line for his 12 points. Hollowell netted 4-of-9 from the field and 4-of-4 from the line. Sheehey made 3-of-4 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free throw line.
Maurice Creek (6'5''-G-90) netted six points on a pair of 3's in his first regular season action since Jan. 15, 2011.
The Hoosiers shot 55.6 percent (30-of-54) from the field and 85.3 percent (29-of-34) from the free throw line. Indiana outrebounded Bryant, 46-29, and held the Bulldogs to just 13.8 percent (4-of-29) from the 3-point line.
Indiana's bench outscored Bryant, 40-17 and forced the Bulldogs into committing 18 turnovers.
The Hoosiers will welcome North Dakota State to Assembly Hall on Monday, Nov. 12. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will be streamed live on IUHoosiers.com/AllAccess (fee) and will air on the IU Radio Network. Courtesy of: iuhoosiers.com
Former Raider will return to the court for Morgan State - 1 day ago
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Junior small forward Tiwian Kendley(G), originally from Harlem, New York City, will be back on the basketball court this fall for Morgan State University. He has been out of regulation basketball for a year since playing with Lamar Community College (JUCO) in Denver. Kendley went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School when he moved from New York to Maryland and suited up for the varsity basketball team toward the end of his sophomore year in 2010. 'The transition was pretty tough because I was... [read more]
Junior small forward Tiwian Kendley (G), originally from Harlem, New York City, will be back on the basketball court this fall for Morgan State University. He has been out of regulation basketball for a year since playing with Lamar Community College (JUCO) in Denver. Kendley went to Eleanor Roosevelt High School when he moved from New York to Maryland and suited up for the varsity basketball team toward the end of his sophomore year in 2010. 'The transition was pretty tough because I was leaving everything behind and moving to a new state where I didn't know anyone,' Kendley said. Kendley became a big time scorer and defender for Roosevelt. As time progressed, he only became more comfortable with the system. 'My role when I first started for Roosevelt was to play defense and score when I can. Then after I proved I could score and play defense, Coach Brendan O'Connell's trust grew in me,' he said. Kendley expanded his game from his junior year into his senior year by scoring in double digits in nearly every contest. 'My junior and senior years I was able to play how I wanted,' he said. During his junior year, Kendley averaged 13 points-per-game, but his squad eventually lost in the state championship to Magruder. Kendley came back with a great mindset his senior year. His goal was to win a state championship. He completed his goal and finished his senior campaign with a state title, scoring 20 points in the championship game to exact revenge against Magruder. 'It was a rematch. We played Magruder in my last game of my high school career and my intentions were to play my game hard and get a ring,' Kendley said. 'I led the game with 20 points, but I couldn't have done it without my teammates and my coaches backing me up.' After graduating high school, Kendley had several mid-major schools intersted, but attended Lamar Community College in 2013 because he couldn't qualify. 'I felt some type of way, but I had to realize I wasn't mature enough. My mom and I made the decision that it would be best for me to go to junior college out of the states so I could mature as a young man,' he said. 'I did and saw that if I could've done that in high school, everything would have been better. But I don't question myself at all because everything happens for a reason.' During Kendley's two years at Lamar, he became a standout player, scoring 18 points-per-game in both seasons. He was selected to the All-Region First Team as a freshman, was a 1,000-point scorer, and was named the MVP his final year. In his last game against Northeastern Junior College, he had four points at halftime but erupted and finished the game with 39 points. Heading into the fall of 2016, Kendley will be a Morgan State Bear and he looks to make a huge impact on this program. His goal is to win the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. 'Coming into Morgan and getting back on the court this year is big due to me sitting out a whole year,' he said. 'I'm hungry and hoping to win the MEAC this year. 'Some of the goals I want to achieve are to be a 1,000-point scorer again, but more importantly have fun. A lot of people remember me from high school, but don't know I've gotten better talent-wise and have a better understanding of the game.' Courtesy of: thesentinel.com
Big 2nd quarter leads Philippines to win over Sacramento State - 1 day ago
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The Philippines outscored Sacramento State in the second quarter, 31-12, and held a huge 48-6 advantage in free throw attempts on the way to an 88-69 victory over Sacramento State in the fourth round of the 38th-annual William Jones Cup in Taiwan. The Philippines, which has been among the best teams at the tournament thus far, improved to 3-0 at the eight-game, nine-day event, and is averaging 87.7 points per game. That includes comfortable victories over the Hornets, South Korea and Chin... [read more]
The Philippines outscored Sacramento State in the second quarter, 31-12, and held a huge 48-6 advantage in free throw attempts on the way to an 88-69 victory over Sacramento State in the fourth round of the 38th-annual William Jones Cup in Taiwan. The Philippines, which has been among the best teams at the tournament thus far, improved to 3-0 at the eight-game, nine-day event, and is averaging 87.7 points per game. That includes comfortable victories over the Hornets, South Korea and Chinese Taipei A. The Philippines is the only team the Hornets will play during the tournament that is not a national squad. The team plays in the Pilipinas Commercial Basketball League (PCBL) and has won championships in the Republica Cup three times in the last four years (2013, 2014, 2016). Sacramento State, which was playing its fourth game in four days, dropped to 1-3. After the Hornets defeated India in the tournament opener on Saturday, the Hornets have lost to South Korea, Iran and the Philippines, respectively. Iran and the Philippines are the lone undefeated teams remaining in the tournament and both have 3-0 records. Sacramento State will play its fifth game in as many days tomorrow when the Hornets take on Chinese Taipei B at 4 a.m. PDT. For the second straight game, the Hornets could not overcome a huge foul and free throw disparity. The Hornets were whistled for 22 more fouls than the Philippines (33-11) and went to the free throw line just six times. Conversely, the Philippines made a robust 48 trips to the charity stripe. Sacramento State actually converted on five more field goals in the game, but the Hornets went just 5-for-6 from the free throw line while the Philippines went 31-of-48 from the stripe. The Hornets' James Herrick (208-C), Joshua Patton (203-F), Justin Strings (201-F), Nick Hornsby (201-F) and Eric Stuteville (211-C) all had at least four fouls while Herrick fouled out in 11 minutes. Stuteville had three fouls during the game's first five minutes. Both teams played even in the first, third and fourth quarters, but the Philippines had a big second quarter. Sacramento State held its largest lead of the game at 19-12 with 4:35 remaining in the first quarter, and took its last lead of the contest at 29-28 on a turnaround jumper from Grant Dressler with 6:40 left in the second. However, the Philippines would close the final 6:31 of the second quarter on a 26-6 run to go into halftime with a 54-35 lead. Both teams scored 15 points in the third quarter and 19 points in the fourth quarter. Sacramento State outrebounded the Philippines, 46-40, while shooting .361 (30-83) from the field and .211 (4-19) from the 3-point line. Both teams combined for just 22 turnovers, and the Philippines shot .385 (25-65) from the field and .304 (7-23) from the 3-point line. For the Hornets, Dressler scored a game-high 16 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field while also pulling seven rebounds. He was joined in double figures by guard Jeff Wu (188-G), who had 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Strings, who had scored in double figures in each of the first three games of the tournament, was held scoreless but did have seven rebounds. Patton, who is a redshirt freshman, grabbed a game-high nine rebounds while also notching a team-best two blocked shots. Stuteville and guards Jiday Ugbaja (180-PG) and Matt Battaglia (183-PG) each scored eight points. Battaglia, a true freshman from El Dorado Hills, was a proficient 3-for-4 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers. Ugbaja was 4-for-6 from the floor. Guard Marcus Graves (183-PG) added six points, five rebounds and a team-high tying three assists while Trevis Jackson (180-PG) had three rebounds and three assists. Hornsby had four points and three rebounds in 13 minutes. Sacramento State plays tomorrow against a Chinese Taipei B squad that is 1-2, but all three of its games have been decided by eight points or less. That includes an 81-80 victory today over the Chinese Taipei A team. Courtesy of: hornetsports.com
L.J. Rose to play senior season for BYU in 2016-17 - 2 days ago
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Coach Dave Rose announced today that 6-foot-3 guard L.J. Rose(6'3''-G-93) will transfer to BYU from Houston. Rose, who graduated from Houston in the spring, will enroll as a graduate transfer and be eligible to play as a senior for the Cougars in 2016-17. 'L.J. will add great experience and talent to our guard line,' Rose said. 'We're excited about the leadership he will bring on the court and in the locker room. He will make us a deeper and more versatile team.' Rose, a native of Houston... [read more]
Coach Dave Rose announced today that 6-foot-3 guard L.J. Rose (6'3''-G-93) will transfer to BYU from Houston. Rose, who graduated from Houston in the spring, will enroll as a graduate transfer and be eligible to play as a senior for the Cougars in 2016-17. 'L.J. will add great experience and talent to our guard line,' Rose said. 'We're excited about the leadership he will bring on the court and in the locker room. He will make us a deeper and more versatile team.' Rose, a native of Houston, Texas, began his college career at Baylor before transferring to Houston. He has played in 82 games, made 44 starts and has career averages of 5.7 points and 3.6 assists. As a sophomore in 2013-14, Rose averaged 8.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists - first in the American Athletic Conference and 29th in the nation. That season he shot 41.3 percent from 3 and 77.8 percent from the free-throw line. Despite being limited to 19 games due to injury as a junior, Rose averaged 9.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.3 assists. In 2015-16, Rose missed all but two games because of injury and received a medical redshirt. The No. 63 ranked prospect in the 2012 recruiting class by ESPN, Rose played his senior year of high school at Westbury Christian. He earned TABC All-State honors while leading the Wildcats to a 29-4 record and a trip to the TAPPS-4A state title game. Rose played his first three years at Second Baptist School where he earned all-state honors as a freshman and sophomore. Rose is the son of Lynden Sr. and Marilyn Rose. His father Lynden Sr. played at Houston from 1980 to 1982, where he was a member of Phi Slama Jama and a teammate of BYU coach Dave Rose. Courtesy of: byucougars.com
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