A safety, Bates lead Wake Forest with five interceptions and is tied for eighth in the nation in interceptions.
Purdue rises two spots to no. 16 while Butler goes from unranked to no. 18.
Blackmon was hurt in the Hoosiers’ 68-71 overtime loss to Fort Wayne. Crean said it is too early to tell if the junior guard will be ready to go for the showdown with the Tar Heels.
Brian Kelly issued a statement early Sunday morning through the director of football media relations at the University of Notre Dame saying he is not interested in options outside Notre Dame that and he is “fully committed to leading this program in the future.”
Brian Blackwell, better known as “Bleach Boy” became a social media sensation after the Mastodons improbable win against IU. He was spotted on the court drinking from a Clorox bleach bottle, and gained a wave of new followers on Twitter.
This was an embarrassing end to an uncommonly ugly year for the Irish. Coach Brian Kelly will find little to salvage from this trip to LA, and Tillery was already receiving heavy online criticism for his dirty play before the game ended.
Beachem’s 15 points, marks his 12th consecutive game with double-figure scoring.
Swanigan was a perfect 6 of 6 from the field and 10 of 10 from the free throw line, and Edwards scored 15 second-half points to help Purdue (5-1) pull away from a slim 37-34 halftime lead.
The No. 20th-ranked Indiana Tech men’s basketball team fall to top-ranked and crosstown rival Saint Francis, 87-68, on Saturday afternoon in a nonconference matchup at the Schaefer Center.
After enduring a series of coaching changes along with progressions and regressions over the past 25 years, the Hoosiers finally took a big step forward Saturday with a 26-24 come-from-behind victory over Purdue to claim their fourth consecutive Old Oaken Bucket and their second straight bowl trip.
Bryson Scott had a game-high 23 points on an efficient 8-of-10 performance from the floor. He also pitched in three steals
Zaria Atkins led the ‘Dons with a career-high 14 points on 5-of-7 shooting. KeShyra McCarver also finished in double figures with 12 points. De’Jour Young had a team-high seven rebounds to go along with eight points. Anna Lappenküper finished with a team-high three assists.
The playoff win also marked career win No. 300 for USF head coach Kevin Donley.
After picking up an emotional win over Kalamazoo Thursday the Komets fell to Central Division leader Toledo 7-1 at the Huntington Center.
Carsen Edwards broke out of his shooting slump with 21 points and No. 17 Purdue shot 17 of 26 from 3-point range to beat Auburn 96-71 on Wednesday night and capture the Cancun Challenge title.
Saint Francis is hosting in the quarterfinals for a second-consecutive season at noon on Saturday.
The Fort Wayne Mastodons trailed the No. 3 Indiana Hoosiers for just 90 seconds in their improbable 71-68 overtime win Tuesday night at Memorial Coliseum.
WANE-TV was the only station to have multiple cameras rolling on one of the biggest moments in Fort Wayne basketball history.
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