Illinois forward Leron Black (12) center, fights for the ball between Notre Dame guard Demetrius Jackson (11) and Notre Dame guard Steve Vasturia (32) in the first half of an NCAA College basketball game at the State Farm Center in Champaign, Ill., on Wednesday Dec. 2, 2015.  (AP Photo/Rick Danzl)

Vasturia, Jackson Lead Irish Over Illinois

Steve Vasturia and Demetrius Jackson scored 21 points apiece to bring Notre Dame back from an 8-point halftime deficit to beat Illinois 84-79 on Wednesday.

Purdue forward Caleb Swanigan, right, drives around Incarnate Word forward Kyle Hittle (4) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, in West Lafayette, Ind. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Swanigan, Moore On Early Season Naismith Watch List

Homestead graduate Caleb Swanigan and Warsaw grad Nic Moore are two of the 50 players named to the 2016 Naismith Trophy Men’s College Player of the Year Early Season Watch List released on Wednesday.

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Wayne Grad Gorman Honored By MAC

Senior Lacia Gorman (Fort Wayne, Ind./Wayne/Wisconsin) was named the Mid-American Conference’s Female Scholar Athlete of the Week, helping the Huskies to a 2-1 record over Thanksgiving.

Purdue’s Rapheal Davis plays in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Minnesota, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Davis Nominated For NABC Good Works Team

Purdue University Guard Rapheal Davis was announced today as a nominee for the 2016 Allstate NABC Good Works Team® — one of the most prestigious off-the-court honors in college basketball.

Notre Dame forward V.J. Beachem (3) passes the ball on Alabama guard Retin Obasohan (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Alabama Upsets No. 17 Notre Dame

Retin Obasohan scored 19 points, including the winning layup with 8 seconds left, in Alabama’s 74-73 upset win over No. 17 Notre Dame in the fifth-place game at the AdvoCare Invitational on Sunday night.

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IPFW Men Fall To Navy In Spartan Showcase

Jace Hogan scored 16 points, off the bench, to lead Navy (6-2) of the Patriot League to a 75-53 men’s college basketball victory past IPFW Sunday afternoon in the Spartan Showcase at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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IPFW Buckles To Western Michigan

Kamilah Carter led the IPFW women’s basketball team with a game-high 19 points, but it was not enough for the Mastodons to overcome Western Michigan as they fell 70-48 at home.

Indiana defensive linemen Nick Mangieri (56) and Adarius Rayner (99) celebrate with the Old Oaken Bucket after defeating Purdue in an NCAA college football game in West Lafayette, Ind.,  Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015. Indiana won 54-36. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Old Oaken Bucket Going Back To Bloomington

As the competitors shook hands, three Indiana players carried the Old Oaken Bucket from the sideline to near midfield where their teammates reached out to touch the prized trophy. Running back Devine Redding and linebacker Dameon Willis Jr. did a few dance steps on the outside of the huddle and then the team marched over to the end of the bench where they held up the Bucket for the fans to see.

Stanford's Conrad Ukropina (34) is hugged by teammates after hitting a 45-yard field goal as time expired to give Stanford a 38-36 win over Notre Dame in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

No. 4 Notre Dame Upset By No. 13 Stanford

A 45-yard field goal by Conrad Ukropina on the last play leads No. 13 Stanford to a 38-36 victory over No. 4 Notre Dame in a playoff elimination game Saturday night.

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No. 4 Saint Francis Cougars Crush No. 5 Montana Tech

Minor halftime adjustments led to major dividends in a 42-20 University of Saint Francis win over fifth-ranked Montana Tech in one of four NAIA Football Championship Series Quarterfinal games on Saturday afternoon.

Notre Dame forward Zach Auguste (30) rebounds against Iowa center Adam Woodbury (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. Notre Dame won 68-62. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

New Haven’s Beachem Leads Irish Over Iowa

V.J. Beachem scored 16 points, Demetrius Jackson had 12 and No. 17 Notre Dame beat Iowa 68-62 in the consolation round of the AdvoCare Invitational on Friday night.

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Evans Leads Balanced Attack As IPFW Tops Jacksonville

Junior Mo Evans scored 18 points to lead IPFW to a 71-63 men’s college basketball victory past Jacksonville University of the Atlantic Sun Conference Friday evening during the first of three games in the Spartan Showcase at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina.