Sign in
View: Mobile | Desktop
 
FOLLOW US:  Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  RSS
Men Women
 USA basketball USA Basketball
Men Professional
Men College
High Schools

 Canadian basketball Canadian Hoops
Americas Events
World Events
Upcoming Events
Jun 17: Nantes (FRA): FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2017 starts
Authors:


 
Carl Berman


 
Frank Simpson

FacebookTwitter
 
Rick Ross
Join Us!!! We are looking for someone to help us cover NCAA1 basketball. Please send us an e-mail.
Men Women
NCAA I Conferences
 ACC
 AEC
 A-Sun
 Atl10
 B10
 B12
 BEC
 BSC
 Bsky
 BWC
 CAA
 CUSA
 HorizL
 Ivy
 MAAC
 MAC
 MEAC
 MVC
 MW
 NEC
 OVC
 Pac12
 PL
 SBC
 SEC
 SoCon
 Sthl
 SUM
 SWAC
 TheAAC
 WAC
 WCC
NCAA I Conferences
 ACC
 AEC
 A-Sun
 Atl10
 B10
 B12
 BEC
 BSC
 Bsky
 BWC
 CAA
 CUSA
 HorizL
 Ivy
 MAAC
 MAC
 MEAC
 MVC
 MW
 NEC
 OVC
 Pac12
 PL
 SBC
 SEC
 SoCon
 Sthl
 SUM
 SWAC
 TheAAC
 WAC
 WCC
PLAY PRO IN EUROPE
We can help you
Top 25 Ranking
 1. Villanova 29-3 
 2. Gonzaga 29-1 
 3. Kansas 28-3 
 4. Arizona 25-3 
 5. Kentucky 26-5 
 6. N.Carolina 26-6 
 7. Duke 24-8 
 8. UCLA 22-4 
 9. Oregon 24-5 
 10. Louisville 24-7 
 11. SMU 28-4 
 12. Baylor 25-6 
 13. W.Virginia 24-8 
 14. Notre Dame 23-9 
 15. Purdue 14-17 
 16. Florida St. 24-7 
 17. Iowa St. 21-10 
 18. Cincinnati 28-4 
 19. Wichita St. 27-4 
 20. Florida 24-7 
 21. Butler 23-7 
 22. St.Marys, CA 26-3 
 23. Michigan 21-10 
 24. Virginia 21-9 
 25. Wisconsin 14-17 
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
 Marcus KEENE
  Cent.Mic.
  (180-PG-)
  Avg: 30
 1. Keene, Cent.Mic.30.0 
 2. Daum, S.Dakota St.25.1 
 3. Clemons, Campbell25.1 
 4. Moore, N.Florida23.9 
 5. Onwuasor, S.Utah23.6 
 6. Hall, Montana St.23.1 
 7. Peters, Valparaiso23.0 
 8. Morse, Youngsto.22.9 
 9. Thomas, Texas A.22.6 
 10. Johnson, Winthrop22.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angel DELGADO
  Seton Hall
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Delgado, Seton Hall13.1 
 2. Swanigan, Purdue12.5 
 3. Taylor Jr., Toledo12.3 
 4. Gustys, Hofstra12.1 
 5. Saiz, Mississippi11.4 
 6. Washington, La-Lafay.11.2 
 7. Thompson IV, E.Mic.11.2 
 8. Moore, George M.10.9 
 9. Williams, Kennesaw.10.8 
 10. Johnson, Missouri.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Maurice WATSON
  Creighton
  (178-PG-93)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Watson, Creighton8.5 
 2. Ball, UCLA7.6 
 3. Luke, Belmont7.1 
 4. Garcia, Wofford6.8 
 5. Cartwright, Provi.6.7 
 6. Adams, St.Bonav.6.6 
 7. Neal, Texas Arlington6.6 
 8. Simmons, Ohio6.5 
 9. Hollins, Omaha6.5 
 10. Evans, Oklahoma.6.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ehab AMIN
  Texas A.
  (190-G-95)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Amin, Texas A.3.4 
 2. Hollins, Omaha3.3 
 3. Chartouny, Fordham3.2 
 4. Thomas, NC-Ashev.3.0 
 5. Rideau, Gardner-.3.0 
 6. McCall, Tennesse.2.8 
 7. Carter, W.Virginia2.5 
 8. Robinson, Portland.2.4 
 9. Fernandez, Jacksonv.2.4 
 10. Nelson, American2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Liam THOMAS
  Nicholls St.
  (213-F-)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Thomas, Nicholls St.4.2 
 2. Lynch, Minnesota3.5 
 3. Lammers, Georgia .3.4 
 4. Odiase, Ill.-Chicago3.0 
 5. Gilbeck, W.Illinois3.0 
 6. Washington, E.Car.2.9 
 7. Tuoyo, Chattanooga2.9 
 8. Watkins, Penn St.2.7 
 9. Wiley, E.Washington2.7 
 10. Kingsley, Arkansas2.6 

    scores and schedules    
NCAA D1 Bracket 2017     NIT Bracket 2017     CBI Bracket 2017
  Select conference:

New Orleans edges Islanders in OT 68-65, punches ticket to Big Dance - Mar 14, 2017


POSTED BY:
IGOR OBRADOVIC
E-mail Igor:
Igor's Articles 
| Follow Igor on  Facebook Twitter


Mark
Slessinger
A dream 21 years in the making was finally realized on Saturday night, and while it took an extra five minutes to accomplish it, New Orleans' men's basketball team made the wait worthwhile for their school and city.
Timely free throw shooting and a dominating edge on the offensive glass propelled the Privateers to a 68-65 overtime victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at the Merrell Center, giving the program its first Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament title and an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the first for top-seed New Orleans since 1996.
'I told these guys at halftime that this has been an amazing story,' said New Orleans coach Mark Slessinger .
'It's a story about rebirth, renaissance and it's a story of commitment of when guys come together playing for a purpose and love of the game, our love for each other, our university and the city that we absolutely adore and love that some magic stuff can happen.'
The Privateers (20-11) trailed by 10 points in the first half and were down nine early in the second half before forging their way back into the contest. Neither team led by more than four points after Michael Zeno (6'6''-G/F-95)'s layup drew New Orleans into a 42-42 tie with 12:22 left in regulation as the thriller became the first Southland Conference Men's Tournament final to go into overtime since Sam Houston State outlasted rival Stephen F. Austin to capture the 2003 title.
Rebounding, especially on the offensive end, proved to be a golden ticket for New Orleans. The Privateers owned a 40-25 edge on the glass, but it was their 19 offensive rebounds that helped keep them in the contest. The ability to control the paint resulted in a decisive 21-2 in second chance points for the Privateers.
'That's what they do,' said Islanders head coach Willis Wilson , whose team fell short in the tournament final for a second straight season. 'They pound the glass.'
Said Slessinger, 'We made a change of course in the off season to where we said we were going to make a concerted effort to play big. We put all our money into that race, and that's what we went with.'
Nate Frye (6'0''-PG-94), who hit a three-pointer at the end of the first half to help rally the Privateers, forced the extra session by knocking home a pair of free throws with 33 seconds left to tie the score at 60-each, yet New Orleans had to survive another white-knuckle moment when Cole Martinez (6'2''-G-93) narrowly missed a potential title-clinching three-pointer with five seconds left in regulation.
'I just thanked God he missed it,' said Privateers guard Christavious Gill (5'8''-PG-94), who scored 10 points and provided just enough of a distraction for Martinez to miss his only three-pointer in six attempts from beyond the arc.
Frye's jumper just 15 minutes into the extra session gave New Orleans the lead that was short lived as Martinez hit a triple that allowed the Islanders to seize a 63-62 advantage. The basket was the high-water mark for Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, as it proved to be the last field goal they would score in the final 4:23.
After Travin Thibodeaux (6'9''-F-96) hit one of two free throws to tie the score for the 11th and final time, Tevin Broyles (6'4''-G-95) gave New Orleans the lead for good with a jumper with 3:01 left. The Islanders stayed close and had a chance to force a second overtime, but Rashawn Thomas (6'8''-F-94) missed a three-pointer with eight seconds left that set the stage for the Privateers to return to the NCAA Tournament.
For New Orleans, the moment was one the team, university and city will have frozen in time for years to come.
'It was unreal,' said Gill. 'I would watch it on TV and see other teams win tournaments, and I was like, 'I want to be there one day.' I just felt like it was a dream come true.'
'All our hard work and dedication just turned out for us,' said Tournament Most Valuable Player Erik Thomas (6'5''-F-95), who scored 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.
After an initial stretch of ebbs and flow for both teams, it was the shooting of Kilgore that began to give the Islanders an offensive groove. Playing in front of friends and family, the former Dekaney High School standout hit five of his eight attempts in the first half, including consecutive jumpers down the stretch that gave Texas A&M-Corpus Christi a 33-23 lead.
The lead, and momentum, started favoring the Privateers when Frye sank a deep three as the horn sounded for intermission, cutting New Orleans' deficit to 33-26 at the half.
Thomas was joined on the All-Tourney team by Gill, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi's Thomas and Martinez and Leon Gilmore (6'7''-F) III of Stephen F. Austin.
For Slessinger, a longtime coach in the Southland Conference, the chance to carry the banner of the league is a task he'd long dreamed of doing as a head coach.
'It's a big banner for our program,' he said. 'I take a lot of pride in this.'

Southland Conf. Tournament Final:
New Orleans - A&M-Corpus Christi 68-65, OT
Southland Conf. Tournament Semifinals:
New Orleans - Sam Houston State 75-63
A&M-Corpus Christi - Stephen F. Austin 77-69

Courtesy of Southland   



USA Women All-Stars Top Canada In Opening Game of Tour - 2 days ago
Weng'an, China - Brittany Crain scored 16 points to lead the NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars to a 64-53 win over Canada in front of 3,841 fans in Weng'an in the opening game of a nine-game China tour. Alisia Jenkins added 11 points and eight rebounds while point guard Simone DeCoud contributed seven assists and five steals against only one turnover. Kyanna Pingue-Giles led Canada with 19 points and 11 rebounds   [read more]

Paul Mills
ORU hires Baylor assistant Paul Mills as the next Golden Eagle basketball coach - 2 days ago
Oral Roberts University announced the hiring of Baylor assistant Paul Mills as the next Golden Eagle head basketball coach in a press release Thursday afternoon. After 18 seasons, 328 victories, five Summit League titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances, Scott Sutton was fired by ORU President Billy Wilson on April 10. From a list of about 50 coaches who expressed interest in the position, athletic director Mike Carter is believed to have interviewed five finalists: Mills, current Go...   [read more]

Ali
Farokhmanesh
Farokhmanesh headed to Drake as assistant coach - 2 days ago
Nebraska basketball staffer Ali Farokhmanesh is headed back to the Missouri Valley Conference. Thursday reports of Nebraska's director of player relations and development heading to Drake became reality Friday, as the Huskers made Farokhmanesh's hiring as an assistant coach official with a news release. Farokhmanesh will be the third assistant on Niko Medved 's new staff at Drake, joining Dave Thorson and JR Blount. It will be the former Northern Iowa star's first on-the-court coaching jo...   [read more]


1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Northwestern State 2017/18 roster gets more dynamic with addition of DeAndre Love - 2 days ago  
Michigan grad transfer Mark Donnal is heading to Clemson - 2 days ago  
Chris Holtmann, Butler Agree to Contract Extension Through 2025 Season - 2 days ago  
UMBC lands Providence transfer Ricky Council II - 2 days ago  
Gonzaga lands their first post-Final Four commitment - 3 days ago  
Illinois Mr. Basketball and NU target Mark Smith commits to Illinois - 3 days ago  
Northwestern basketball lands Boston College transfer A.J. Turner - 3 days ago  
Monmouth hoops assistant Ferry off to Pitt - 4 days ago  
Jaaron Simmons to transfer to Michigan - 4 days ago  
Memphis basketball secures commitment from JUCO forward Mike Parks, Jr. - 5 days ago  
Maryland transfer Jaylen Brantley joining UMass basketball program - 6 days ago  
Former UConn big man Enoch commits to Louisville - 7 days ago  
Greg Gard, Wisconsin Agree to Contract Extension Through 2021-22 Season - 9 days ago  
Juco guard Ty Lazenby commits to Sooners - 9 days ago  
Former Auburn guard TJ Lang commits to new school - 9 days ago  
Duke Transfer Sean Obi Chooses Maryland over Georgetown, Georgia Tech - 9 days ago  
Former Husker Jeriah Horne announces Tulsa as transfer destination - 9 days ago  
Lumberjacks add Allen from Stanford - 9 days ago  
Florida lands star transfer Egor Koulechov from Rice - 10 days ago  
Memphis guard Markel Crawford will transfer to Ole Miss - 10 days ago  
1 | 2 | 3 | 4

Site Map:
Usbasket.com Member Services: Other Basketball Sites:
Copyright (c) 1998-2017 Eurobasket Inc. Disclaimer

WARNING:
Do not copy, redistribute, publish or otherwise exploit information that you download from the site !
Do not encumber, license, modify, publish, sell, transfer or transmit, or in any way exploit, any of the content of the site, nor will you attempt to do so.