Shephard recently served as Washington State’s inside receivers coach and will join Boilermakers as an offensive assistant.
Lauren McBryar led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points as Saint Francis topped Taylor 72-61 in women’s basketball on Wednesday night at the Hutzell Center.
Brenton Scott made one of two free throws with 1.5 seconds left and finished with 25 points to help Indiana State upset No. 16 Butler 72-71 on Wednesday night.
Thanks to Tuesday night’s 87-72 win over Fort Wayne the Irish improved to 9-0 on the season with New Haven High School grad V.J. Beachem leading the charge.
This is Kevin Donley’s third regional award – 2008, 2015, 2016.
No. 18 Purdue did just about everything well in a 97-64 thrashing of Arizona State on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden.
No. 1 Saint Francis (12-1, 3-1 CL) countered the poor shooting from the Trojans by attacking the paint throughout the contest. USF hit 26-of-42 attempts from two-point range and held a 42-22 edge in paint points.
De’Jour Young did a little bit of everything for the Fort Wayne women’s basketball team, but the Mastodons were unable to maintain pace with Western Michigan, falling 61-35.
Mo Evans scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half to lead Fort Wayne (7-3), which had won six straight — including an overtime upset of then-No. 3 Indiana.
The ‘Dons are 1-14 all-time against teams ranked in the AP Top 25. The first victory came earlier this season vs. Indiana.
Indiana moved up to no. 9, Butler up two spots to no. 16, Purude falls to no. 18, Notre Dame cracks top 25 at no. 23 while Fort Wayne receives one vote.
The Boilermakers announced the move Monday, calling him “one of the most innovative offensive masterminds in college football.”
The 12th-ranked Broncos (13-0, No. 15 CFP), the Mid-American Conference champions and the only FBS team other than top-ranked Alabama still undefeated, will play Big Ten runner-up and eighth-ranked Wisconsin (10-3, No. 8 CFP) on Jan. 2 in the Dallas Cowboys’ home stadium.
No. 1 Alabama (13-0) will face No. 4 Washington (12-1) in one semifinal and second-seeded Clemson (12-1) meets third-seeded Ohio State (11-1) in the other on Dec. 31.
The Irish face Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne on Tuesday, but they better not overlook IPFW before gearing up for their first major test of the season Saturday at No. 2 Villanova, which will likely be No. 1 after Kentucky’s loss to UCLA. The Mastodons already has a top-five win this year, beating then-No. 3 Indiana in Bloomington, 71-68 on Nov. 22.
Winning made it even better. Robert Johnson had and seven rebounds and De’Ron Davis scored 14 points to lead the Hoosiers past Southeast Missouri State for an 83-55 victory.
Indiana (6-6, 4-5 B1G East) will face Utah (8-4, 5-4 Pac-12 South) in the 2016 Foster Farms Bowl, it was announced this afternoon. The game will be held at Levi’s Stadium on Wednesday, Dec. 28, with an 8:30 p.m. ET kickoff on FOX Sports.
Bryson Scott, Mo Evans and John Konchar all reached double digits as the Dons rolled past Miami of Ohio 87-71 at the Coliseum.
This will be USF’s first trip to the national championship since 2006.
The Boilermakers (6-2), coming off a Wednesday loss at No. 14 Louisville in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge, used a 15-0 first-half run to stretch a 10-9 lead to 25-9, and Purdue continued to pull away.