Forbes is A10 Player of the Week

December 16th, 2007
Atlantic 10

PHILADELPHIA - UMass senior Gary Forbes (Brooklyn, N.Y.) was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week for the second time this season, on Sunday. Forbes led UMass to a 2-0 week with a 23.5 scoring average along with 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists. Forbes scored 22 points, including 17 in the second half, in UMass' 83-80 win at Boston College. He had a game-high 25 points in the win over Toledo.

SIU Blows Lead in Saint Louis

December 16th, 2007

ST. LOUIS - In a stunning turnaround, Southern Illinois went scoreless in the final four minutes of the game, allowing Saint Louis to turn an eight-point deficit into a five-point victory, 56-51, Saturday at the Scottrade Center.

The Salukis (4-4) seemed to have the game under control when Matt Shaw hit a 3-pointer with 4:17 left in the contest to put Southern ahead, 51-43. Little did SIU know it would not score again, missing its last five shots and turning the ball over four times.

NYC Metro Preview: #2 Fordham

December 13th, 2007

2. Fordham (2006-07 Record: 18-12, 10-6 Atlantic 10)

Head coach: Dereck Whittenburg

Returning Starters: 5- G Kevin Anderson (senior): 6-3, 185; G Marcus Stout (senior): 6-4, 195; F Michael Binns (senior): 6-7, 225; F Bryant Dunston (senior): 6-8, 233; F Sebastian Greene (senior): 6-8, 188.


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UMASS Beats BC For First Time Since 99

December 13th, 2007
Boston College

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Riding a gutsy second-half effort by Gary Forbes and a stifling full-court press, the UMass men's basketball team picked up an 83-80 victory over cross-state rival Boston College on Wednesday evening. The win was UMass' first vs. the Eagles since December 4, 1999, and first in the last eight games. UMass was led by sophomore Ricky Harris who tied a career-high with 25 points. Forbes added 22, including 17 in the second half. The Minutemen (7-2) are back in action on Saturday when they host Toledo in a 7:30 p.m. start at the Mullins Center.

Daily Poll: Best Team in New England?

December 12th, 2007
Holy Cross

Some weekly honors in the Northeast

December 10th, 2007

Team of the Week: Rhode Island
Results: Providence (W: 77-60), @ Syracuse (W: 91-89)

Creighton Beats St. Joseph's in OT

December 9th, 2007

OMAHA, Neb. -- Creighton seniors Nick Bahe, Dane Watts and Pierce Hibma combined for 60 points as Creighton won a 90-84 overtime game over Saint Joseph's on Sunday. The game was the the first between the Jesuit schools since 1981, and all six meetings have now been decided by 10 points or less.

Poll: What Conference Is Off to the Best Start?

December 7th, 2007

Stars of the Day: Drew Lavender

December 6th, 2007


Three Stars of The Day


We handpick the best performances of the day, whether it be stat lines that make you drool, or clutch performances.  Either way, its our way of showing the love: