Transy men shoot past Earlham

January 29, 2014 

Transylvania hit 10 three- pointers in the second half to win big at home against Heartland Conference foe Earlham 90-71 in college basketball action Wednesday.

Sophomore forward Parker Stansberry led the Pioneers with 22 points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

Transy began the game shooting poorly and got into foul trouble, but Stansbury kept the Pioneers close with 16 points in the first half. Transy turned things around and led 45-35 at halftime.

Freshman guard Logan Wade had 20 points for Transy and Ethan Rowe had 16 points and five rebounds.

Penn State 71, No. 24 Ohio State 70 (OT): D.J. Newbill hit a pull-up jumper over Aaron Craft with 2 seconds left in overtime, lifting Penn State to victory at Ohio State and ending years of futility against the Buckeyes.

Newbill, who led the Nittany Lions (11-10, 2-6 Big Ten) with 25 points, hit a three that forced overtime.

Arizona 60, Stanford 57: Nick Johnson kept Arizona's perfect season going for another game, hitting a go-ahead three-pointer with 51 seconds left and a pair of free throws with 5.8 seconds to go as the Wildcats beat host Stanford for their school-record 21st straight win.

After Johnson hit a jumper in the middle of the key with 2:36 remaining to make it 55-53, Dwight Powell answered on a baseline drive with 1:21 to go before Johnson delivered once more.

Arizona is one of three unbeaten teams left in Division I, joining No. 2 Syracuse, which also won Wednesday night. Fourth-ranked Wichita State hasn't lost either.

Tennessee 86, Mississippi 70: Jordan McRae scored 26 points and shot 6 of 7 from three-point range as Tennessee ended the Rebels' four-game winning streak.

McRae's efforts helped Tennessee withstand a 26-point performance from Mississippi's Marshall Henderson, who was hurt in the opening minute and was held scoreless for the first 13½ minutes of the game.

Vanderbilt 59, Georgia 54: Rod Odom scored 16 points as Vanderbilt ended Georgia's eight-game home winning streak.

Odom scored Vanderbilt's (11-8, 3-4 SEC) last field goal with 3:23 to play, nailing a three-pointer to put the Commodores up 44-36. Vanderbilt made 15 of 21 free throws the rest of the way,

Louisville ready for Cincy

Louisville's four-game winning streak is a good sign that things are falling into place for the Cardinals.

Thursday night's American Athletic Conference showdown with No. 13 and first-place Cincinnati will determine if the 12th-ranked Cards can maintain their momentum against a Bearcats squad on a 12-game roll.

An already-important game for these rivals carries even more weight as Louisville (17-3, 6-1) aims to draw closer to Cincinnati (19-2, 8-0). The Cardinals will be playing their first game in eight days; the Bearcats are coming off Sunday's 80-76 victory over Temple.

Louisville Coach Rick Pitino's main goal is continuing a defensive upswing that has held the Cardinals' last four AAC opponents below 37 percent shooting and forced 16.3 turnovers a game.

Louisville is also clicking offensively behind a changed lineup with senior Luke Hancock starting alongside sophomore Montrezl Harrell.

Florida freshman eligible

Florida's highly touted freshman forward Chris Walker has been cleared to play by the NCAA and might play Tuesday against Missouri. He missed 12 games after the NCAA determined he "received preferential treatment from five people, including two agents."

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