INDIANAPOLIS (AP) TrayVonn Wright had 16 points including four 3-pointers and grabbed seven rebounds to lead North Dakota State over IUPUI 78-40 on Thursday night.
Lawrence Alexander scored 11 points, pulled four rebounds and had three assists, Jordan Aaberg chipped in with 10 points and the Bison shot 57.4 percent as a team including making 15 of their first 24 shots in the first half to take a 38-18 lead at halftime.
North Dakota State (16-3, 7-0 Summit) hit 12 3-pointers, out-rebounded the Jaguars 35-22 and had 22 assists. The Bison led by as many as 43 in the second half and never trailed in the game.
Mitchell Patton scored 17 points to lead IUPUI (6-15, 1-6), which has lost five straight. No other player scored in double figures for the Jaguars.
The Bison held IUPUI to just 31.1 percent shooting on the game including a dreadful 26.1 percent mark in the first half.
NFL free agency doesn't care about your brackets.
While you were watching UMBC, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that Bears linebacker Pernell McPhee is currently on a visit with the Redskins:
Pernell, 29, was drafted in 2011 out of Mississppi State by the Baltimore Ravens. He played there for three years before spending the last two seasons with the Chicago Bears.
Pernell has 182 career tackles and 31 career sacks.
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Playing three games in four days takes a toll on even the fittest athletes, and it was their sluggish start that doomed the Capitals in a 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.
After being noncomittal about his starting goalie all weekend, Coach Barry Trotz put Philipp Grubauer in net. Grubauer ended up making 29 saves on 34 shots. Offensively, the Caps got goals from Alex Ovechkin, Chandler Stephenson, and John Carlson. Carlson's third period goal cut the Flyers' lead to two with a little over three minutes to go, but a Jakub Voracek empty-netter a few moments later was the nail in the coffin.
Here are your three stars from the game:
1. Travis Boyd had the play of the game for the Capitals. Boyd carried the puck into the Flyer's zone, cut through multiple defenders and fired a slick shot to a streaking Ovechkin, who burried the puck in the back of the net. Check it out:
Not only was the play nice on its own, but it was Boyd's first NHL point. Not a bad way to get it.
2. Shayne Gostisbehere got the Flyers going with his goal in the first period. The defenseman had one goal on five shots along with being an intimidating force in the defensive zone. After going six weeks without scoring, today's goal was Gostisbehere's second goal in three games.
3. Wayne Simmonds was the best offensive player on the ice on Sunday, scoring twice - both in the final period. It was the 22nd and 23rd goals of the season for the 29-year-old winger. It was also the first multi-goal game for Simmonds since Opening Night, when he had two against San Jose.
The Caps hit the ice next on Tuesday, when they welcome the Dallas Stars to the Capital One Center.