EUGENE, Ore. (Sporting Alert) – Kansas leads the women’s team score after three days of competition, while Southern California and Texas are tied for the men’s team score lead at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships on Friday.
Heading into Saturday’s final day of action, the Kansas Jayhawks have 48 points, 15 more points than Oregon, who are on 33, with Arizona State sitting third on 26pts.
Stanford (25) and LSU (23) complete the current top five, while Georgia (20), Arizona (19), UCF (19), Iowa State (18), and Illinois (18) completing the women’s top ten.
On the men’s side USC and Texas head into the Saturday with 32 points each, but the chasing pack aren’t too far off.
Current third place team Arkansas is on 30.50-points, Florida State is fourth with 21.50, while 5th is Texas A&M with 21.
Completing the current top ten ahead of Saturday’s action are UCLA (18), Oregon (18), LSU (17), Mississippi (16) and Nebraska (16).
Day three was highlighted by a collegiate-record performance in the women’s 400m hurdles from Stanford junior Kori Carter, who clocked 53.21 to shatter Sheena Johnson’s 2004 previous mark of 53.54.
Team Score Leaderboard
WOMEN’S TEAM SCORE
Place Team Score
1 Kansas 48.0
2 Oregon 33.0
3 Arizona State 26.0
4 Stanford 25.0
5 LSU 23.0
6 Georgia 20.0
7 Arizona 19.0
7 UCF 19.0
9 Iowa State 18.0
9 Illinois 18.0
11 Wichita State 17.0
12 Florida 16.0
13 Arkansas 15.0
14 UCLA 13.0
15 South Dakota 12.0
16 San Diego St. 11.0
16 Texas A&M 11.0
16 Michigan State 11.0
19 Dartmouth 10.0
19 USC 10.0
19 TCU 10.0
22 Penn State 9.0
22 Washington 9.0
24 Nebraska 8.0
24 Miss State 8.0
24 Boise State 8.0
24 Illinois State 8.0
28 Marshall 7.0
29 Akron 6.0
29 Texas 6.0
29 Eastern Illinois 6.0
32 Clemson 5.0
32 Alabama 5.0
34 Missouri 4.0
34 Boston U. 4.0
36 Providence 3.0
36 Texas Tech 3.0
38 Maryland-Eastern Shore 2.0
38 Bowling Green 2.0
38 Western Kentucky 2.0
38 Cornell 2.0
38 Oklahoma 2.0
38 Duke 2.0
38 NC State 2.0
38 Indiana 2.0
46 South Carolina 1.0
46 UTEP 1.0
46 Southern Illinois 1.0
46 Syracuse 1.0
46 Virginia Tech 1.0
46 UC Davis 1.0
46 Kent State 1.0
MEN’S TEAM LEADERS
Place Team Score
1 USC 32.0
1 Texas 32.0
3 Arkansas 30.50
4 Florida State 21.50
5 Texas A&M 21.0
6 UCLA 18.0
6 Oregon 18.0
8 LSU 17.0
9 Mississippi 16.0
9 Nebraska 16.0
11 Florida 15.0
12 Penn State 14.0
12 Virginia Tech 14.0
14 Oral Roberts 12.0
15 Kansas State 10.75
16 Arizona 10.50
17 TCU 10.0
17 Indiana 10.0
17 BYU 10.0
17 Texas Tech 10.0
17 UTEP 10.0
22 Minnesota 9.50
23 Alabama 9.0
24 UNC-Greensboro 8.0
24 Kansas 8.0
24 Washington 8.0
24 Arizona State 8.0
28 Akron 6.0
28 Kentucky 6.0
28 Purdue 6.0
28 North Texas 6.0
28 Ohio State 6.0
33 Buffalo 5.0
33 East Carolina 5.0
33 Michigan 5.0
33 George Mason 5.0
37 Rutgers 4.0
37 Princeton 4.0
37 Southern Illinois 4.0
37 High Point 4.0
37 Georgia 4.0
37 Cornell 4.0
43 Texas-Arlington 3.0
43 Penn 3.0
43 Wisconsin 3.0
43 Loyola (Ill.) 3.0
43 Louisville 3.0
43 Idaho 3.0
49 Eastern Kentucky 2.0
49 Stephen F. Austin 2.0
49 Oklahoma State 2.0
49 Mid. Tenn. State 2.0
49 SE Missouri 2.0
49 Duke 2.0
55 Clemson 1.0
55 Colorado 1.0
57 Tennessee .75
57 Cincinnati .75
57 Idaho State .75
ARLINGTON, Texas (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Trey Burke nailed a jumper with 5.0 seconds left to send the game into overtime and then Michigan held on in overtime to stun No. 1 seed Kansas 87-85 in their sweet 16 NCAA March Madness game on Friday night.
Burke, who scored all of his 23 points in the second half and overtime, also added 10 assists in the victory for the Wolverines (29-7) which recovered from a 14 point deficit to tie the game at 76-76.
Mitch McGary collected 25 points and 14 rebounds, Glenn Robinson III added 13 points, eight boards and three steals and Nik Stauskas added 11 points in the victory for Michigan, which ended a five game winning run for the Jayhawks.
Kansas (31-6) were led by Ben McLemore, who scored 20 points, while Travis Releford finished with 16 points, six assists and five boards.
After the final whistle, Kansas coach Bill Self looked in disbelief as he could not believe his team surrendered a 10 point cushion with three-minutes left to lose the game at Cowboys Stadium.
(Sporting Alert) — Louisville and Kansas, the only No. 1 seeds left in the tournament, will be hoping to avoid any drama when the NCAA March Madness Tourney continues on Friday night.
On Thursday night, another top-seed Indiana were upset by Syracuse and they joined Gonzaga who were beaten in the third round of the tournament.
(Sporting Alert) — Three Florida teams, including No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast progressed to the last-16 of the NCAA March Madness tournament on Sunday. The following are all the results on March 24.
Florida Gulf Coast (26-10) stunned No. 7 seed San Diego State (23-11) 81-71 to become the first 15 to reach the Sweet 16, to create the biggest upset on Sunday.
Bernard Thompson scored 23 points and Sherwood Brown added 17 points and eight rebounds as the Eagles made victory look fun.
“We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” said Florida Gulf Coast coach Andy Enfield.
“We try to have fun, get serious when we have to.
“Our goal was to make history and we did it.
Jamaal Franklin finished with a double-double of 20 points and 11 rebounds for San Diego State.
“They play with a swagger, and they have a right to do that,” said San Diego State coach Steve Fisher.
“You can have that look and feel, but you have to compete and play to earn your spurs, and they’ve done that.”
The two other Florida team in the last 16 are Miami (FL) and Florida.
The No. 2 seeded Hurricanes (29-6) fended off the challenges of Illinois (23-13) to move on with a 63-59 victory with Rion Brown leading the way for the winner with 21 points.
No. 3 seed Florida Gators (28-7) cruised past No. 11 seed Minnesota (21-13) 78-64 in their game in Austin, Texas.
Other third round winners on Sunday were No. 1 seeds Kansas (31-5) and Indiana (29-6).
The Jayhawks rallied to beat the North Carolina Tar Heels (25-11) 70-58, while the Hoosiers fended off Temple (24-10) 58-52.
No. 2 seed Duke Blue Devils (29-5) survived the test from Creighton to advanced 66-50.
NCAA March Madness Tournament – RESULTS March 24
(2) Ohio State 78, (10) Iowa State 75 Box Score
(1) Indiana 58, (9) Temple 52 Box Score
(1) Kansas 70, (8) North Carolina 58 Box Score
(3) Florida 78, (11) Minnesota 64 Box Score
(15) Florida Gulf Coast 81, (7) San Diego State 71 Box Score
(13) La Salle 76, (12) Ole Miss 74 Box Score
(2) Miami (FL) 63, (7) Illinois 59 Box Score
(2) Duke 66, (7) Creighton 50 Box Score
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sporting Alert, Box Score) — Travis Releford scored 22 points and pulled down eight rebounds to lead No. 1 seed Kansas to a 70-58 win over North Carolina in their NCAA March Madness tournament game at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on Sunday.
Trailing 30-21 at half-time, the Jayhawks (31-5) rallied to outscore the Tar Heels 49-28 to take their third successive tournament victory over North Carolina.
Jeff Withey collected 16 points, 16 rebounds and five steals in the win as well for Kansas, which handed head coach Bill Self bragging rights over his rival coach.
P.J. Hairston led North Carolina with 15 points and nine rebounds, with James Michael McAdoo being the only other Tar Heels player in double figures with 11 points.
The sophomore forward also had four steals in the defeat for the No. 8 seed, which shot a disappointing 30-percent from the field on an unproductive 22-for-73 shooting.
North Carolina: P. Hairston 15 Pts, 9 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl
Kansas: J. Withey 16 Pts, 16 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 5 Blk
(Sporting Alert) – No. 1 Gonzaga, No. 3 Duke, No. 4 Kansas and No. 6 Miami (FL) are amongst the top 25 team on the Men’s College Basketball Schedule for Saturday, Mar 9.
Top ranked Gonzaga (29-2) will take on Loyola Marymount in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament and carry a 16-0 conference record into the game.
The Bulldogs, who sit atop of the West Coast Conference, are on a 12 game winning streak, while taking a seven game streak in the series against Loyola Marymount.
Also on Saturday Duke Blue Devils (26-4), No. 3 in the nation and second in the ACC, will match talents with North Carolina (22-8), with No. 4 Kansas travelling to Waco to take on Baylor.
On interesting clashes on the Saturday are No. 17 Syracuse at (5) Georgetown, (6) Miami (FL) hosting Clemson, (11) Florida at Kentucky and (9) Kansas State at (13) Oklahoma State, a game which is setting up to be one of the face-offs on the day.
Amongst the TV Channels and Networks providing live coverage of NCAAB on Saturday are ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3.com, WatchESPN.com, NBC Sports Network, Fox Sports Net National, Pac-12 Networks, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network and ROOT SPORTS.
NCAAB Schedule and TV Channels – March 9
|Top 25 Games|
|9:00 PM||Loyola Marymount vs (1) Gonzaga*|
|9:00 PM||(3) Duke at North Carolina|
|6:00 PM||(4) Kansas at Baylor|
|12:00 PM||(17) Syracuse at (5) Georgetown|
|2:30 PM||Clemson at (6) Miami (FL)|
|4:00 PM||(24) Notre Dame at (8) Louisville|
|1:30 PM||(9) Kansas State at (13) Oklahoma State|
|12:00 PM||(11) Florida at Kentucky|
|6:00 PM||(12) New Mexico at Air Force|
|2:00 PM||(15) Marquette at St. John’s|
|1:30 PM||La Salle at (16) Saint Louis|
|4:30 PM||Arizona State at (18) Arizona|
|2:30 PM||(19) Oregon at Utah|
|2:00 PM||(20) Pittsburgh at DePaul|
|2:00 PM||(23) UCLA at Washington|
|12:00 PM||UAB at (25) Memphis|
LAWRENCE, Kan. (Sporting Alert) — There is no secret about this rivalry and Kansas State, more than anything else, are looking forward to avenge the defeat to Kansas when the pair meet on Monday night.
Live TV: ESPN’s Big Monday presented by Bud Light
Brent Musburger (play-by-play); Fran Fraschilla (analyst); Holly Rowe (sideline reporter)
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No. 5 Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) defeated No. 13 Kansas State (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) 59-55 when the two teams last met with the winners shooting 45.7 percent from the field and out rebounding their arch rivals 31-28 in the rebounding category.
Since the defeat, Kansas St. have gone 4-1, while the Kansas Jayhawks have gone 2-3, but are also on a three game losing streak, including a recent 66-72 defeat to the Oklahoma Sooners on Saturday.
“Obviously three in a row is not good, but this game to me today, I’m not leaving out of here disgusted with my team at all because we actually played better,” Kansas coach Bill Self said after his defeat on Saturday.
“You don’t go from being a good team to a bad team overnight.
“We’ve had a couple of bad outings, but we’re still a good team.”
Freshman guard Ben McLemore and senior guard Travis Releford are expected to lead the Jayhawks on Monday.
McLemore, who has scored in double figures in 22 of 23 games, currently averages a team-best 16.3 points per game, while Releford leads the Big 12 with a 59.9 field-goal percentage.
Meanwhile, the Wildcats have won its last four games and are leading the Big 12 ahead of KU.
Kansas State will be looking to its impressive defensive strength, which has been holding opponents to 58.3 points per game, the beat in the conference.
Point guard Angel Rodriguez scored a career-high 20 points in the 79-70 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. He averages 9.9 points and 4.7 assists per game.
Kansas v Kansas State Media Coverage
13/15 Kansas State (19-4, 8-2 Big 12) at 5/5 Kansas (19-4, 7-3 Big 12)
Monday, February 11, 2013 * 8:07 p.m. CT
Lawrence, Kan. * Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Radio: K-State Sports Network
Wyatt Thompson (play-by-play); Stan Weber (analyst)
Satellite Radio: Sirius 91/XM 91 (home broadcast)
MANHATTAN (Sporting Alert) — An intense college basketball rivalry will go down tonight when No. 3 Kansas University and No. 11 Kansas State take the court.
The game will take place at the Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan and the fans are already getting into it.
The clash could be important in the race for first place in the 2013 Big 12 conference and even the students are bracing for the clash.
“These are the games that makes us support college basketball so much,” said a travelling Kansas University student.
- Dating back to when KSU’s Bramlage Coliseum opened for the 1987-88 season, Kansas holds a staggering 22-2 record against Kansas State in tonight’s venue.
- Meanwhile, Kansas State is the third ranked team KU has faced in 2012-13. The Jayhawks are 1-1 against ranked foes with a 67-64 loss to then-No. 21/22 Michigan State (1/13) at the Champions Classic in Atlanta and won at then-No. 7/7 Ohio State, 74-66, on Dec. 22.
In case you missed it, we have updated the link so can watch the crazy run from De’Anthony Thomas of Oregon. His speedy brilliant run against Kansas State left both sets of fans amazed for different reasons.
While Oregon fans were jumping, shouting and celebrating what they had just seen, the Kansas State could only stare in a gaze at one of the most explosive runs of the season. The Oregon Ducks went on to win the game 35-17.
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De’Anthony Thomas was at it again after the star running back delivered for the second time in the opening 15 minutes to give Oregon a 15-0 lead in the first quarter. Thomas, after scoring in just 12 seconds with a 94 yard kick turn, scored again on a 23 yard gain on a pass from Marcus Mariota.
Glendale, Ariz. (Sporting Alert) – The Oregon Ducks got off to a flying start in the Fiesta Bowl against the Kansas State Wildcats on Thursday.
It took the No. 4 ranked Ducks just 12 seconds to get on the scoring sheet, after sophomore Running back De’Anthony Thomas returned a kickoff for 94 yards to stunned the Wildcats’ fans here at the University of Phoenix Stadium.
Thomas picked up the kick and skipped away from all his challenges with his blazing speed on his way for the touchdown.
And instead of going for a field goal, coach Chip Kelly instructed his men to go for two points and they did so successfully through Dion Jordan, who dove into the end zone for the extras and 8-0 early lead.
No. 5 Kansas State will be hoping for a quick response and are favourites to do so with almost the entire game left to be played.
Head coach Bill Snyder had a puzzling look on his face following the early score, but has instructed his team not to panic.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – (Pool Play Bracket) (Championship) The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released the pool assignments and schedule for the 2012 NAIA Volleyball National Championship final site presented by CNOS Foundation.
Twelve National Championship Opening Round winners meet up with 12 teams with byes and invade the Tyson Events Center/Gateway Arena in Sioux City, Iowa, from Nov. 27 – Dec. 1.
There are six pools with four teams in each pool and they all start action on Nov. 27. The top two teams from each pool will advance to the single-elimination bracket starting Nov. 30. The championship match will take place on Dec. 1 at 8 p.m. CST.
The 12 teams that earned an Opening Round bye are: Biola (Calif.), Columbia (Mo.), Embry-Riddle (Fla.), Hastings (Neb.), Indiana Wesleyan, Lee (Tenn.), The Master’s (Calif.), Morningside (Iowa), Oklahoma Baptist, Texas at Brownsville, and Westmont (Calif.). Viterbo (Wis.), a 3-0 winner over Davenport yesterday in the Opening Round, joins with The Master’s as championship rookies to advance out of the Opening Round.
The two teams with previous national championship titles earned, Columbia and Texas at Brownsville, are on top of Pools B and C, respectively. Texas Brownsville is the defending national champion, while Columbia took home the hardware in 1998, 1999 and 2001.
Columbia leads all participants with a 74-37 championship record in its 19th all-time appearance.
The Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) sends four programs to Sioux City: Biola, Concordia (Calif.), The Master’s and Westmont. Besides Westmont, the other three teams have combined to win 95 championship matches. BIola is second amongst the qualifiers in all-time playoffs wins with a 42-21 record.
NeuLion, the NAIA’s official video-streaming company of 12 select NAIA national championship events, will be broadcasting all single elimination matches of the 2012 Volleyball National Championship.
The single-elimination matches’ start at 10 a.m. CST on Nov. 30 will be streamed and coverage will continue through the championship match on 8 p.m. CST on Dec. 1. Click here for more information.
NEW YORK (Sporting Alert) — Notre Dame is now the new No. 1 team in The Associated Press college football poll after Oregon and Kansas State suffered shocking defeats on Saturday night.
Notre Dame (11-0), who remained undefeated with a comfortable 38-0 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday, moved to the top of the AP ranking for the first time since Nov. 14, 1993.
The Fighting Irish were a unanimous No. 1, receiving all 60 first-place votes for a total of 1,500 points from a nationwide media panel.
Meanwhile, Alabama, a week after dropping to No. 4 after losing to Texas A&M, moved up to No. 2 in the rankings, taking full advantage of the defeats suffered by Oregon and Kansas State.
Georgia also took advantage of the big upsets – moving up two spots to third. Ohio State – also undefeated on the season is up to fourth.
The Oregon Ducks, which fell in overtime to Stanford dropped from No. 1 to No. 5 after and is followed by Florida, Kansas State, who were shocked by a 52-24 scoreline by Baylor.
LSU, Texas A&M and Florida State complete the top ten.
Stanford, Clemson, South Carolina, Oklahoma, UCLA, Oregon State, Nebraska, Texas, Louisville and Michigan round out the second ten.
Many are backing Notre Dame and defending champions Alabama to win the rest of their games and setup a showdown for the BCS Championship title.