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NCAA Hoops: McCamey leads Illini over Michigan

NCAA Hoops: McCamey leads Illini over Michigan

Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2011
9:40 p.m.

Associated Press

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Demetri McCamey scored 18 and Illinois held off a late Michigan charge for a 54-52 win Wednesday.Bill Cole hit a free throw with 14 seconds to play to give Illinois the two-point edge. The Wolverines then missed a pair of shots at the other end, the last a desperation one-handed heave by Stu Douglass that hit the rim at the buzzer.The win keeps Illini (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) hopes for an NCAA tournament spot alive. For Michigan (16-11, 6-8), the loss ended a three-game winning streak that had the Wolverines thinking March Madness might be in reach for them, too.Mike Tisdale added 12 for Illinois, which led 32-22 at halftime.Jordan Morgan led Michigan with 12 points. Darius Morris had 11 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 10.Complete Recap, Box Score

Creighton crushes Illinois State 75-59

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Doug McDermott scored 18 points to lead Creighton past Illinois State 75-59 on Wednesday night.Josh Jones added a career-high 15 points on 6-for-6 shooting for the Bluejays (17-11, 9-7 Missouri Valley). Creighton shot 62.8 percent from the field, and went 56 percent (10 for 18) from 3-point range. Jones had three 3-pointers.McDermott was 7 for 11 from the field and had a team-high six rebounds for Creighton, which used a 14-0 run that ended in the first minute of the second half to take a 37-25 lead. Antoine Young added 11 points.Austin Hill scored a career-high 27 points for Illinois State (11-16, 3-13). Justin Clark added 12 points for the Redbirds, playing without leading scorer Jackie Carmichael, who did not make the trip due to illness.
Box ScoreLoyola downs UIC in OTCHICAGO (AP) Courtney Stanley's 3-pointer at the buzzer gave Loyola of Chicago a 67-66 overtime victory over Illinois-Chicago Wednesday night.Dipanjot Singh had given the Flames a 66-64 lead with 6 seconds remaining before Terrance Hill passed to Stanley for the game-winner.Hill made a pair of free throws with 5 seconds left in regulation to tie it at 59. Neither team led by more than two points in the extra period. Geoff McCammon made a 3-pointer to put Loyola in front 62-61, but Paris Carter's dunk restored UIC's lead.McCammon scored 23 points, including 5-of-5 3-point shooting, to lead the Ramblers (15-12, 6-10 Horizon League). Hill had 16 points and Stanley scored 13.Paul Carter had 19 points for the Flames (7-21, 2-14) and Paris Carter had 16 points and 12 rebounds.
Box ScoreIndiana St. defeats Southern Illinois 77-72CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) Jake Odum scored 16 points and Indiana State weathered a game-opening drought lasting 8:12 to beat Southern Illinois 77-72 on Wednesday night.Odum made just two baskets but went 12-for-12 from the line as the Sycamores (15-12, 10-6 Missouri Valley) won their third in a row. Dwayne Lathan scored 11 points.The Salukis (11-16, 5-11) were led by Carlton Fay, whose 24 points included five 3-pointers. Kendal Brown-Surles and Diamond Taylor scored 12 points apiece and Mamadou Seck grabbed 11 rebounds for Southern Illinois, which has lost seven of eight.The Salukis led 12-0 before Jordan Printy got Indiana State on the board with a 3-pointer with 11:48 left in the first half.After the Salukis went up 15-9, the Sycamores rattled off the next nine points for an 18-15 lead with 5:16 left in the first half and never trailed again.
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Jalen Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Juwan Howard

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Jalen Rose: Fab Five beef squashed with Michigan hiring Juwan Howard

The Michigan Wolverines are hiring former Fab Five star Juwan Howard as the head coach of their basketball team. Aside from being a part of that prolific college basketball team, Howard is a two-time NBA champion with the LeBron James-led Miami Heat.

And he is a former local basketball hoops star at Chicago Vocational Career Academy, where we was named an All-American in 1991.

But the Fab Five have not been on the best of terms over the years, particularly current ESPN analyst Jalen Rose and Chris Webber. With Howard back in Ann Arbor, all beefs are officially over.

“It squashes any drama or any beef because we’re not going to bring that to Ann Arbor’s campus with Juwan Howard as our head coach," Rose told Mike Greenberg when asked about the beef Thursday morning on ESPN's Get Up. "The one thing that we both know is his success turning around the University of Michigan is first and foremost about him and about the players that he’s going to influence. Then it’s about us being there to support him, not being drama, not being splintered, not giving any indication of dysfunction.

"We’re going to move as a family and we’re going to do what we can to build on what John Beilein has established in Ann Arbor.”

Rose reiterated this point later in the day during a segment with fellow Michigan alum Adam Schefter.

Let's wait and see if Howard brings winning ways to Michigan to make this honeymoon period last, otherwise it could be back to business as usual.

Also, does Chris Webber feel the same way? Has Rose already talked to Webber to clear the air? Or is Rose just saying it's over on his side in the hopes Webber follows suit?

Both Webber and Rose made it clear that Howard was their preferred candidate, so they seem to be on the same page.

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Porter Moser announces he's staying at Loyola

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Porter Moser announces he's staying at Loyola

Porter Morter isn't going anywhere.

After reports circulated that St. John's offered him a long-term contract worth north of $2 million per year, the 50-year-old head coach has decided instead to stay at Loyola. He's led the Ramblers to three 20-win seasons in the past five years, and guided the program in 2018 to their first Final Four appearance since 1963 — a span of 55 years.

Moser released this statement on his Twitter account on Tuesday:


Dear Rambler Nation,

I know there have been a lot of things swirling out there the past few days. Because I have coached and coached with some amazing young men, and because I have had the support of the University, friends, family, and the loyal Loyola fans; opportunities have arisen. I know that is part of the business, but it doesn't change the fact that I'm humbled, grateful, and grounded with what comes my way.

People in business say I'm crazy for passing up opportunities and the money. But what they don't know is the amazing young men I coach and the culture we have built. What they don't know are the amazing young men who are committed to come to Loyola and wear the Maroon and Gold. What they don't know are the people and friends that make up the Loyola community. And what they don't know is what makes me tick.

So what I do say to Rambler nation is ... let's keep building this culture and making a difference. Let's keep chasing championships. Let's do things better than we have ever done before.

With that said ... I'M ALL IN!