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TOP25 Standings
 1 Gonzaga 14-0 (26-0) 
 2 Villanova 12-2 (25-2) 
 3 Kansas 10-2 (22-3) 
 4 Baylor 9-4 (22-4) 
 5 Arizona 11-1 (22-3) 
 6 UCLA 9-3 (21-3) 
 7 Oregon 11-2 (22-4) 
 8 Louisville 9-4 (21-5) 
 9 W.Virginia 8-5 (20-6) 
 10 N.Carolina 9-3 (21-5) 
 11 Wisconsin 10-2 (21-4) 
 12 Duke 8-4 (19-5) 
 13 Kentucky 11-2 (21-4) 
 14 Virginia 8-4 (18-6) 
 15 Florida 11-2 (21-5) 
 16 Purdue 10-3 (21-5) 
 17 Florida St 9-4 (21-5) 
 18 Cincinnati 11-1 (22-3) 
 19 SMU 12-1 (22-4) 
 20 Creighton 8-4 (21-4) 
 21 S.Carolina 10-2 (21-5) 
 22 St.Mary's, 12-2 (22-3) 
 23 Maryland 9-3 (21-4) 
 24 Butler 8-5 (19-6) 
 25 Notre Dame 9-5 (20-7) 
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 Marcus KEENE
  Cent.Mic.
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 30.4
 1. Keene, Cent.Mic.30.4 
 2. Daum, S.Dakota St.24.8 
 3. Moore, N.Florida23.8 
 4. Onwuasor, S.Utah23.4 
 5. Fultz, Washington23.2 
 6. Clemons, Campbell23.2 
 7. Peters, Valparaiso23.0 
 8. Morse, Youngsto.23.0 
 9. Hall, Montana St.22.8 
 10. Johnson, Winthrop22.0 
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 Angel DELGADO
  Seton Hall
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  Avg: 13.1
 1. Delgado, Seton Hall13.1 
 2. Swanigan, Purdue12.9 
 3. Taylor Jr., Toledo12.5 
 4. Gustys, Hofstra12.1 
 5. Washington, La-Lafay.11.3 
 6. Saiz, Mississippi11.0 
 7. Williams, Kennesaw.11.0 
 8. Omogbo, Colorado.10.9 
 9. Thompson IV, E.Mic.10.8 
 10. Johnson, Missouri.10.5 
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 Maurice WATSON
  Creighton
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Watson, Creighton8.5 
 2. Ball, UCLA7.6 
 3. Luke, Belmont7.3 
 4. Simmons, Ohio7.1 
 5. Adams, St.Bonav.6.8 
 6. Cartwright, Provi.6.8 
 7. Garcia, Wofford6.8 
 8. Hollins, Omaha6.8 
 9. Adams, Connecticut6.6 
 10. Neal, Texas Arlington6.5 
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 2. Amin, Texas A.3.4 
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 7. Carter, W.Virginia2.8 
 8. Fernandez, Jacksonv.2.4 
 9. Nelson, American2.4 
 10. Robinson, Portland.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Liam THOMAS
  Nicholls St.
  (213-F-)
  Avg: 4
 1. Thomas, Nicholls St.4.0 
 2. Lammers, Georgia .3.4 
 3. Lynch, Minnesota3.1 
 4. Odiase, Ill.-Chicago3.1 
 5. Washington, E.Car.3.1 
 6. Tuoyo, Chattanooga3.1 
 7. Gilbeck, W.Illinois3.0 
 8. Acuil, Baylor2.8 
 9. Martin, Rhode I.2.8 
 10. Oliver, Nevada2.7 

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Walker Fuels Loyola (MD) Past Boston - Jan 17, 2017


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Baltimore, MD - Loyola (MD) held off a late Boston University run with several important late game free throws, closing a 77-69 win. Boston opened conference play on a five game winning streak sitting atop the Patriot League standings. Loyola has been a little inconsistent to say the least, and started play at 2-3.

This game was different than many would have expected, even with Boston being on the road. Loyola got off to a great start and never looked back leading the entire game. The Greyhounds were led by sophomore 6-0 point guard Andre Walker (6'0''-PG)'s 35 points, on 9-of-12 from the three point line. Walker was scorching hot and at one point was 9-of-10 from three. Conference leading Boston battled throughout, but ultimately came up short in the end. Boston was led by senior 6-5 shooting guard Eric Fanning, who scored 27 points and chipped in 13 rebounds.

Fanning did his best to keep his team close throughout, but when a team finishes shooting 1-of-18 from three it was a miracle they only lost by eight. Fanning, a solidly built guard, bullied his way to the basket overpowering his defender. He has an array of isolation moves he uses to get into the lane, where he then uses his body and strength to get shots off at the rim. Fanning finished the game by going 13-of-15 from the free throw line. He has a knack for taking on contact and using his great body control to hang in the air and finish. He plays more like a point forward than just a guard. He sets the offense, as well as defends and rebounds at a high level. Fanning will be a candidate for Patriot League player of the year.

Other contributors for Boston were junior 6-8 forward Nick Havener who had 15 points and eight rebounds, and sophomore 6-1 point guard Kyle Foreman who finished with six points, four assists and three steals.

Walker bested his previous career high of 31, by dominating the game from deep. Walker was shooting from NBA range. He came off screens, shot pull-ups and even on the move. When Walker released from the catch and shoot, it was as good as automatic on the night. Walker scored in bunches and forced Boston to blitz him when he had the ball on the perimeter. This really opened the entire floor up for his teammates. The scoring guard proved that he will be a deadly force from downtown for the rest of the Patriot League to keep tabs on.

Senior 6-6 forward Jarred Jones did not have the best game shooting or on offense in general. He struggled with his decision making and had a hard time knocking down open mid range jumpers. Jones found other ways to contribute though. He made an impact on defense and used his vision to set up his teammates when he knew it wasn't his night to score. Jones may be Loyola's most important player on the team, so finding other ways to impact the game should provide dividends for the Greyhounds in the rest of conference play. Jones finished with 14 points, ten rebounds, eight assists, four steals and six turnovers.

The other main contributor for Loyola was junior 6-8 power forward Cam Gregory. The long and slender, but physical forward was a force in the paint for the Greyhounds. Gregory was active on the boards, as well as on defense. He recorded a steal that led to a monstrous open floor dunk over a defender in the first half, which invigorated the student section. Gregory finished with 15 points, twelve rebounds and three steals.

Boston will likely not shoot this poorly from three for the rest of the season during a game. They came into the game at 38%, so shooting 1-of-18 is an anomaly. Loyola will need to build on this win. They have a chance at being in the top half of this league and need to become more consistent.

Boston next faces Colgate at home on Wednesday while Loyola is at Bucknell, also on Wednesday.

This article was written by Greg Walter and edited by Carl Berman of NetScouts Basketball.   




Eric Mika
Mika leads BYU to upset of No. 1 Gonzaga 79-71 - 1 hour ago
Top-ranked Gonzaga's quest to go undefeated this season ended under a barrage of baskets by BYU's Eric Mika (6'10''-F) on Saturday night. Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds, and BYU upset Gonzaga 79-71. It was the Cougars' first victory ever over a No. 1 team, after four losses, and spoiled the Bulldogs' perfect record in their last regular season game. The sophomore center made 10 of 14 shots from the floor and 9 of 13 free throws. His biggest basket put BYU ahead 73-71 with a minute lef...   [read more]

Jae'Sean
Tate
Ohio State downs Wisconsin 83-73 - 1 day ago
Behind a double-double from Jae'Sean Tate (6'4''-F) and hot shooting nights from C.J. Jackson (6'1''-PG) and Jaquan Lyle (6'5''-G-96), Ohio State handled No. 16 Wisconsin, 83-73, in head coach Thad Matta 's Ohio State-record 457th game at the helm of the Buckeyes Thursday at Value City Arena. Tate went for 15 points and 12 boards for his second-consecutive double-double while Jackson went 4-for-4 from beyond the arc en route to a team-high 18 points to go along with four rebounds, four as...   [read more]

Johnathan
Williams
III
Gonzaga Is Very, Very Good - 2 days ago
San Diego, CA - Jenny Craig Pavilion had never hosted the No. 1 team in the country before Gonzaga showed up on Thursday night. The top ranked Bulldogs (29-0) came in and systematically dismantled the University of San Diego (12-17) 96-38, recording the largest margin of victory ever for a No. 1 team on the road. Gonzaga jumped out to an 11-0 lead while USD missed its first nine shots and pushed that lead to 28 at halftime despite nine turnovers and 50 percent shooting from the foul line.    [read more]


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