WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Loyola of Maryland's high-scoring attackman Pat Spencer and Maryland goalie Megan Taylor have won the Tewaaraton Award, given annually to the top male and top female player in college lacrosse.
Spencer, a four-time All-American and the first player in Patriot League history to earn the conference's offensive player of the year honors all four years, had career highs offensively last season with 49 goals and 65 assists for 114 points in 17 games. He finished his career with an NCAA record 231 assists and 149 goals in 68 games for 380 points, second all-time to former Albany star Lyle Thompson (400).
A senior co-captain in 2019, Taylor, the first goalie to win the award, led the Terps to the national championship. She had a .551 save percentage (217 saves, 177 goals allowed), the best mark of any power five goalie in the country. She was named the NCAA Tournament's most outstanding player after posting 24 saves, 10 in the national championship win over Boston College. She finished her career with an 84-4 record.
The trophies were awarded Thursday night in a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Myreon Jones scored a career-high 21 points as Penn State led by as many as 18 in an 81-66 victory over Georgetown Thursday night in the Gavitt Tipoff Games.
Jones scored 14 of the Nittany Lions first 16 points, including four 3-pointers. Penn State (3-0) jumped out to a 25-7 lead after a Myles Dread 3-pointer. Dread finished with 14 points while Lamar Stevens had 14 points and nine rebounds. Jones was 5 for 8 from beyond the arc.
Penn State shot 13 for 29 on 3-pointers while Georgetown made just four in 13 attempts. The Nittany Lions turned 21 Georgetown turnovers in 20 points.
Omer Yurtseven had 16 points and 10 rebounds to record his third straight double-double for Georgetown (2-1) after transferring from N.C. State. James Akinjo added 13 points for Georgetown, which never led in the second half.
Penn State picked up its first win in the last six meetings against Georgetown and got a road win against the Hoyas for the first time since 1972.
Penn State: The Nittany Lions passed their first and only true road test before Big Ten play. Penn State will play Mississippi in the NIT Season Tipoff in Brooklyn on Nov. 27 before facing either Syracuse or Oklahoma State two days later.
Georgetown: Since Patrick Ewing took over in 2017, the Hoyas are just 1-3 against Power Five teams with one more shot at home against longtime-rival Syracuse on Dec. 14.
Penn State: Has the weekend off before returning home to host Bucknell on Tuesday.
Georgetown: Hosts Georgia State on Sunday for the first time since 1997.
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Richmond got its season off on the right foot with an overtime win against St. Francis but faces some much stiffer competition Thursday night when it plays host to Vanderbilt (2-0) of the SEC.
The Commodores will play on the road for the first time this season, traveling to Virgnia after outscoring their first two opponents by a combined 23 points.
You can catch all the action at 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Washington.
How to watch Richmond vs. Vanderbilt:
Who: Richmond vs. Vanderbilt
When: Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, 7:00 p.m. ET
Where: Robins Center, Richmond, Virginia
TV Channel: NBC Sports Washington
Live Stream: NBC Sports Washington
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