Hoops du Jour

Iowa at Penn State men

Tipoff: 6 p.m., Bryce Jordan Center

Records: Penn State (15-13, 3-12 Big Ten); Iowa (18-10, 9-6)

Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 53-72 in his fourth season at Penn State and 95-100 in six seasons overall. Fran McCaffery is 92-73 in his fifth season at Iowa and 343-250 in 18 seasons overall.

TV: ESPNU

Radio: ESPN Radio 1430 WVAM

Probable starters: Penn State – G D.J. Newbill, 6-4 Sr. (20.5), G Shep Garner, 6-1 Fr. (8.8), G Geno Thorpe, 6-3 So. (8.4), F Brandon Taylor, 6-6 Jr. (9.5), C Jordan Dickerson, 7-1 Jr. (2.4). Iowa – G Mike Gesell, 6-2 Jr. (7.1), G Peter Jok, 6-6 So. (7.4), F Jarrod Uthoff, 6-9 Jr. (12.0), F Aaron White, 6-9 Sr. (15.2), C Adam Woodbury, 7-1 Jr. (6.8).

Notes: The Lions have had a week off since last Saturday’s embarrassing 60-39 loss at Northwestern. They now face a good Iowa team that’s won three in a row and is projected to make the NCAA Tournament. Joe Lunardi’s latest bracketology has the Hawkeyes as a No. 9 seed. Penn State has lost four in a row and six of seven. Chambers said PSU football coach James Franklin spoke to the basketball team this week for some motivation, and his message was, “You’ve got to keep fighting, keep competing, keep battling.” Chambers also said there could be a new starting lineup today, giving some guys who have worked hard in practice a chance to start. Iowa is favored by 4.

Mirror prediction: Iowa 73, Penn State 67

Comment: Iowa cannot afford a slip-up here and hurt its NCAA tourney chances, so count on the Hawkeyes – who are just flat out the far better team – to be ready to play.

Mirror prediction record: 21-7

– Cory Giger

SFU men at Robert Morris

Tipoff: 4 p.m., Sewall Center, Moon Township

Records: Saint Francis (15-13, 9-8 NEC); Robert Morris (15-14, 11-6)

Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 31-56 in his third season at Saint Francis. Andrew Toole is 105-65 in his fifth season at Robert Morris.

Radio: The Edge, AM 1400

Probable starters: Saint Francis – G Malik Harmon, 5-11 So. (9.1); G Greg Brown, 6-2 Jr. (7.6), G Ollie Jackson, 6-3 Sr. (8.1), F Earl Brown, 6-6 Sr. (15.3), F Ronnie Drinnon, 6-7 Jr. (8.2). Robert Morris – G Kavon Stewart, 6-0 So. (5.6), G Rodney Pryor, 6-4 Jr. (15.1), G Marcquise Reed, 6-3 Fr. (15.2), F Aaron Tate, 6-5 Jr. (4.0), F Lucky Jones, 6-6 Sr. (13.8).

Notes: This is the regular-season finale for both teams. The Colonials are tied for second in the NEC with the conference tournament looming next week, while SFU is alone in fifth place and cannot move up any higher. However, a Red Flash loss could drop them into a group of teams since Sacred Heart, LIU Brooklyn and Wagner are all 8-9. It’s impossible, therefore, to predict exactly where the Flash will wind up when they hit the road Wednesday for their NEC first-round game. SFU finally exorcised its demons against Robert Morris in the first meeting this season Jan. 5, pulling out a 66-59 win in Loretto. That was the Flash’s first win over the Colonials since 2007, snapping a 14-game losing streak. Drinnon had 19 points for SFU in the first matchup, while Earl Brown and Ben Millaud-Meunier had 14 apiece. Reed led the Colonials with 22. Robert Morris is coming off a dominant 91-59 win over Wagner on Thursday.

Mirror prediction: Robert Morris 68, Saint Francis 64

Comment: The Flash always play the Colonials tough, and this one should be no different. But it’s very hard to win at RMU, and today will be no exception as the Colonials are trying to wrap up second place in the NEC.

Mirror prediction record: 20-8

– Cory Giger

SFU women at Robert Morris

Tipoff: 1 p.m. at Charles L. Sewall Center, Moon Township, PA

Records: Saint Francis (5-22 overall, 4-12 Northeast Conference); Robert Morris (14-13, 12-4).

All-time series: Robert Morris leads 39-38. Saint Francis pulled the upset win at home, 71-68, on Jan. 5.

Last time out: Saint Francis fell 72-59 at Central Connecticut State; Robert Morris was defeated, 69-60, by Sacred Heart on the road.

Coaches: Joe Haigh is 37-55 in his third season at Saint Francis; Sal Buscaglio is 200-160 in his 12thyear at Robert Morris, and is 690-353 in his 37th season overall, including stops at Hilbert Junior College, the University of Buffalo and Manhattan.

Radio: WWGE-1400A AM.

Internet radio: www.WWGE-1400.com

Internet video: www.necfrontrow.com

Probable starters: Saint Francis – G Alexa Hayward, 5-8 Sr. (22.7), G Aisha Brock, 5-6 Jr. (13.4), G Maya Wynn, 5-11 Fr. (6.9), F Corissa Archer, 6-0 Sr. (6.3), F Hope Phillips, 6-2 Sr. (3.2). Robert Morris – G Anna Niki Stamolamprou, 5-9 So. (15.5), G Rebeca Navarro, 5-11 So. (7.0), G Ashley Ravelli, 5-10 Jr. (8.8), F Megan Smith, 6-1 Fr. (9.3), C Judith Sole, 6-3 So. (6.6).

Notes: Saint Francis is in a tie with Wagner for last place in the NEC, while Robert Morris sits alone in third place The last time the Red Flash visited the Sewall Center was in last year’s NEC Tournament final where they suffered a 78-64 loss to end their season SFU hasn’t won at RMU since Feb. 14, 2011 when it came away with an 81-73 win behind 36 points from Sam Leach, including 35 in the second half alone Hayward sits in fourth place on the all-time scoring list (1,718) after topping Mary Markey against CCSU. She also moved into 10th place on the all-time field goals made list with 570 Prior to losing their last two, the Colonials had won 11 straight The game marks senior day for the Colonials, who have just one on the roster in Jolie Olingende.

Mirror prediction: Robert Morris 75, Saint Francis 58

Comment: The Red Flash must get out and guard the 3-point line against a Colonial team that has established a team record for most treys hit in a year with 216.

Mirror prediction record: 18-9

– Nate Ritchey

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Central Conn. State at SFU men

Tipoff: 7 p.m., DeGol Arena

Records: Saint Francis (13-10, 7-5 NEC); CCSU (3-22, 1-11)

Coaches: Rob Krimmel is 29-53 in his third season at Saint Francis. Howie Dickenman is 276-282 in his 19th season at CCSU and overall.

Radio: The Edge, AM 1400

Probable starters: Saint Francis – G Malik Harmon, 5-11 So. (9.4); G Greg Brown, 6-2 Jr. (6.8), G Ollie Jackson, 6-3 Sr. (7.7), F Earl Brown, 6-6 Sr. (15.3), F Ronnie Drinnon, 6-7 Jr. (8.3). CCSU – G Matt Mobley, 6-1 So. (16.6), G Kevin Seymour, 6-0 Fr. (4.4), G Khalen Cumberlander, 6-3 So. (9.2), F Faronte Drakeford, 6-7 Sr. (13.2), F Brandon Peel, 6-7 Jr. (9.0).

Notes: The Red Flash return home for two games after having their three-game winning streak snapped at LIU Brooklyn on Saturday. Central Connecticut State, traditionally one of the more stable programs in the NEC, is having an uncharacteristically rough year with its 3-22 record and 1-11 mark in league play. The Blue Devils have lost four in a row, 15 of their last 16 and are in last place in the conference. They have one of the worst offenses in college basketball, ranking 343rd out of 351 teams in points per game (58.2) and 321st in field-goal percentage (39.3). Ronnie Drinnon returned from a knee injury in SFU’s last game after missing three contests and scored eight points with two rebounds in 17 minutes.

Mirror prediction: Saint Francis 68, CCSU 58

Comment: It’s strange to see CCSU at the bottom of the standings, but regardless, the Flash can’t mess around with this team and need to win convincingly at home.

Mirror prediction record: 17-6

– Cory Giger

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PSU?men at Ohio State

Tipoff: 7 p.m., Value Center Arena, Columbus, Ohio

Records: Penn State (15-9, 3-8 Big Ten); Ohio State (18-6, 7-4)

Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 53-68 in his fourth season at Penn State and 95-96 in six seasons overall. Thad Matta is 293-89 in his 11th season at Ohio State and 394-120 in 16 seasons overall.

TV: BTN

Radio: ESPN Radio 1430 WVAM

Probable starters: Penn State – G D.J. Newbill, 6-4 Sr. (20.9), G Shep Garner, 6-1 Fr. (9.3), G Geno Thorpe, 6-3 So. (8.3), F Brandon Taylor, 6-6 Jr. (9.9), C Jordan Dickerson, 7-1 Jr. (2.4). Ohio State – G Shannon Scott, 6-1 Sr. (7.7), G D’Angelo Russell, 6-5 Fr. (19.5), F Jae’Sean Tate, 6-4 Fr. (8.3), F Sam Thompson, 6-7 Sr. (9.8), F Anthony Lee, 6-9 Sr. (3.4).

Notes: Ohio State is without second-leading scorer Marc Loving, who has been indefinitely suspended from the team for undisclosed reasons. It’s doubtful his suspension will be lifted today. The Buckeyes have a sensational freshman in D’Angelo Russell, a likely one-and-done player who leads the country in scoring among freshmen. He’s coming off a triple-double, just the fourth in Buckeye history, as he had 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in a 79-60 win at Rutgers. PSU upset the Buckeyes twice last season, which should give the Lions some extra confidence going into this one. Ohio State is favored by 12.

Mirror prediction: Ohio State 73, Penn State 63

Comment: The Lions should be able to cover the spread, but expect the Buckeyes to maintain a comfortable lead throughout.

Mirror prediction record: 17-7

– Cory Giger

Pitt men at No. 9 Louisville

Tipoff: 8:06 p.m., KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Ky.

Records: Pittsburgh (16-8, 5-5 in ACC); Louisville (19-4, 7-3 in ACC)

Coaches: Jamie Dixon is 304-104 in his 12th year as Pitt’s head coach. Rick Pitino is 360-121 in his 14th year at Louisville and is 714-249 in 30 years overall as a head coach.

TV: ROOT

Probable starters: Pittsburgh – G James Robinson, 6-3 Jr. (10.2), G Cameron Wright, 6-5 Sr. (9.1), G Josh Newkirk, 6-1 So. (7.0), F Jamel Artis, 6-7 So. (12.8), F Michael Young, 6-9 So. (13.2). Louisville – G Terry Rozier, 6-1 So. (18.3), G Chris Jones, 5-10 Sr. (13.6), F Montrezl Harrell, 6-8 Jr. (15.2), F Wayne Blackshear, 6-5 Sr. (11.0), C Chinanu Onuaku, 6-10 Fr. (3.2).

Notes: Louisville leads the all-time series 9-5, including a 80-68 win at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 25. Louisville’s 115 wins over the last four years are the most wins in the nation during that stretch. The Cardinals are ranked No. 9 in the latest Associated Press poll and No. 8 in the USA Today poll. Pitt’s Jamel Artis was named the ACC’s Player of the Week on Monday. Artis has scored in double figures in eight straight games.

Mirror prediction: Louisville 76, Pittsburgh 65

Comment: Artis has emerged as a scoring threat for Pitt, but Louisville has plenty of options to choose from when it needs points.

Mirror prediction record: 18-6

– Michael Boytim

Michigan State at PSU women

Tipoff: 7 p.m. Bryce Jordan Center

Records: Penn State (6-18, 3-10 Big Ten) Michigan State (11-13, 3-10 Big Ten)

Coaches: Coquese Washington is 148-98 in her eighth season at Penn State. Suzy Merchant is 174-85 in her eighth season with the Spartans, and is 375-205 in 20 years overall.

Radio: WRSC 1390

Probable starters: Penn State – Penn State – C Candace Agee, 6-6 Jr. (10.5), G Sierra Moore, 5-11 RS-So. (11.7), G Keke Sevillian, 5-7 So. (3.0), G Kaliyah Mitchell, 6-2 So. (8.1), F Tori Waldner, 6-5 Sr. (4.6). Michigan State – F Aerial Powers, 6-0 RS-So. (22.4), F Becca Mills, 6-4 Sr. (9.9), G Tori Jankoska, 5-8 So. (16.9), G Cara Miller, 6-1 Jr. (2.7), G Lexi Gussert, 6-0 Fr. (4.5).

Notes: The Lady Lions garnered their first road win with a 54-50 victory at Purdue. Both Keke Sevillian, who turned 20 on Sunday, and Alex Harris had career highs in the win. It took several minutes for either team to score in the game’s beginning, but Penn State had the lead for the final 1:38 of the gameThe Spartans are in the midst of a three-game losing skid, most recently losing 86-79 at Minnesota. Aerial Powers leads Michigan State in almost every category statistically, averaging a double-double every game with 22.4 points and 12.0 rebounds.

Mirror prediction: Penn State 60, Michigan State 54

Mirror prediction record: 20-4

– Kristen Nelson

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PSU Lady Lions vs. Purdue

Tipoff: 2 p.m. Mackey Arena

Records: Penn State (5-18, 2-10 Big Ten) Purdue (10-12, 3-8 Big Ten)

Coaches: Coquese Washington is 147-98 in her eighth season at Penn State. Sharon Versyp is 193-100 in her ninth season with the Boilermakers, and is 310-165 in 15 years overall.

Radio: WRSC 1390

Probable starters: Penn State – C Candace Agee, 6-6 Jr. (10.5), G Sierra Moore, 5-11 RS-So. (11.8), G Keke Sevillian, 5-7 So. (2.7), G Kaliyah Mitchell, 6-2 So. (8.2), F Tori Waldner, 6-5 Sr. (4.7). Purdue – F Whitney Bays, 6-2 RS-Sr. (15.4), G Ashely Morrissette, 5-9 So. (114.), G April Wilson, 5-7 Jr. (9.6), F Liza Clemons, 6-2 Sr. (8.8), G Andreona Keys, 5-10 Fr. (6.2).

Notes: The Lady Lions held a 17-10 lead to start their game against No. 5 Maryland on Thursday, but it didn’t last long and the Terrapins ended the matchup with a 31-7 run. The 77-62 loss put Penn State’s losing streak at threePurdue is coming off a 72-55 loss to Indiana. The Boilermakers have lost seven of their last eight, their toughest stretch since the 1992-93 season … Penn State is still looking for its first road win of the season as it sits at the bottom of the Big Ten standings.

Mirror prediction: Penn State 70, Purdue 65

Mirror prediction record: 19-4

– Kristen Nelson

Mount women triumph

BUFFALO – Abby Kulick scored a game-high 27 points, while Abbie Zinobile recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the Mount Aloysius College women’s 72-68 victory at D’Youville. D’Youville’s Amanda Marcely collected 23 points and 13 rebounds.

MOUNT ALOYSIUS (9-11, 6-9 AMCC): Kulick 8-13, 7-9 27, Zinobile 5-10 2-6 12, Rupp 4-10 2-2 10, Restori 2-6 3-4 7, Brosnihan 2-8 0-0 5, Bender 1-3 2-2 5, Horel 2-7 0-2 4, Roop 1-2 0-0 2, Cordell 0-6 0-2 0. Totals – 25-65 16-27 72.

D’YOUVILLE (9-12, 5-10 AMCC): Korona 6-12 1-1 15, Andrews 3-9 2-2 11, Piniewski 2-2 3-4 7, Smith 2-7 1-2 5, Murphy 1-4 1-2 3, Marcely 9-18 5-14 23, Bartels 1-3 0-0 3, Laguerre 0-1 0-0 0. Totals – 24-56 13-25 68.

Halftime-D’Youville, 40-35. 3-point goals-Mount Aloysius 6-17 (Kulick 4-6, Rupp 0-2, Restori 0-2, Brosnihan 1-4, Bender 1-3); D’Youville 7-20 (Korona 2-7, Andrews 3-8, Murphy 1-3, Bartels 1-2). Assists-Mount Aloysius 14 (Rupp 4); D’Youville 12 (Andrews 8). Rebounds-Mount Aloysius 47 (Zinobile 11); D’Youville 40 (Marcely 13). Total fouls-Mount Aloysis 22, D’Youville 20. Fouled out-Smith. Attendance-95.

Eagle women crushed

HUNTINGDON – Juniata shot just 28.6 percent from the floor in dropping a Landmark Conference women’s game to visiting Scranton, 81-47. Katy Leamer fronted Juniata with 10. Scranton’s Meredith Mesaris scored 31.

SCRANTON (19-2, 11-1 Landmark Conference): Payonk 6-7 2-2 14, Mesaris 12-17 7-9 31, Fluehr 0-6 0-0 0, Disciascio 3-7 0-0 9, Alicea 5-5 0-0 12, McGivern 0-0 2-2 2, O’Reilly 0-0 1-2 1, Broderick 0-1 0-0 0, Gantz 2-6 0-0 6, Meisenbacher 0-2 0-0 0, Feehery 0-1 0-0 0, Pasquale 0-1 0-0 0, Rizzo 0-2 0-0 0, Roman 3-5 0-4 6, Furdon 0-1 0-0 0. Totals – 31-61 12-19 81.

JUNIATA (8-13, 6-6 Landmark Conference): Leamer 4-10 0-0 10, Livoti 0-3 0-0 0, Photiades 3-7 2-3 8, Halfpenny 1-4 0-0 3, Atkinson 0-4 0-0 0, Myers 0-1 0-0 0, Spencer 0-0 0-0 0, Wortman 1-4 0-0 3, Swogger 0-3 2-2 2, Wasser 2-3 0-0 4, Hager 3-8 0-0 9, Kronthal 0-0 0-0 0, Sherman 0-1 0-0 0, Anstine 2-8 3-4 8. Totals – 16-56 7-9 47.

Halftime-Scranton, 43-21. 3-point goals-Scranton 7-14 (Mesaris 0-1, Fleuhr 0-2, Disciascio 3-5, Alicea 2-2, Gantz 2-4); Juniata 8-31 (Leamer 2-7, Livoti 0-1, Photiades 0-2, Halfpenny 1-3, Atkinson 0-1, Myers 0-1, Wortman 1-4, Swogger 0-2, Wasser 0-1, Hager 3-4 Sherman 0-1, Adams 1-4). Assists-Scranton 19 (Fluehr 9); Juniata 8 (Atkinson 2, Swogger 2, Wasser 2). Rebounds-Scranton 44 (Mesaris 8); Juniata 32 (Hager 4). Total fouls-Scranton 11, Juniata 13. Fouled out-none.

Penn State Altoona women turned back

BRADFORD – The Penn State Altoona women fell to 9-11 overall and 8-6 in the AMCC with a 71-55 loss to Pitt-Bradford at KOA Arena. Moria Corrigan scored 20 points, and Brittany Boslet scored 16 for Penn State Altoona.

PENN STATE ALTOONA (9-11, 8-6 AMCC): Corrigan 10-18 0-0 20, Boslet 6-12 1-2 16, Mossellem 3-9 1-2 7, Wheeler 3-6 0-0 6, Gripp 1-9 1-2 4, Stessney 1-10 0-0 2, Brooks 0-0 0-0 0, Erb 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 24-65 3-6 55.

PITT-BRADFORD (13-6, 10-3 AMCC): Kimmel 7-11 4-4 18, Rinfrette 8-14 1-2 18, Osborne 6-13 0-2 12, Watts 4-5 0-0 8, Brate 3-7 1-2 7, Owens 2-4 2-2 6, Osborne 1-2 0-0 2, Ware 0-0 0-0 0, Lantz 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 31-57 8-12 71.

Halftime-Pitt-Bradford, 36-35. 3-point goals-Penn State Altoona 4-17 (Boslet 3-7, Gripp 1-4, Stessney 0-5, Mossellem 0-1), Pitt-Bradford 1-1 (Rinfrette 1-1). Rebounds-Penn State Altoona 29 (Corrigan 12), Pitt-Bradford 37 (Brate 8, Osborne 8). Assists-Penn State Altoona 14 (Gripp 5), Pitt-Bradford 24 (Brate 8).

Lion men suffer setback

BRADFORD – The Penn State Altoona men fell to 5-16 overall with a 64-58 setback to Pitt-Bradford at KOA Arena. Rogelio Christian Olan scored 13 points for PSU Altoona.

PENN STATE ALTOONA (5-16, 2-12 AMCC): Olan 4-7 4-5 13, Wilson 3-9 2-2 9, Hines 3-5 0-0 8, Lucas 3-7 2-2 8, Fulare 3-5 1-1 7, Charles 2-11 0-0 5, Smith 1-8 1-2 3, Luhr 1-2 1-2 3, McCloud 1-1 0-0 2, Kleya 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-55 11-14 58.

PITT-BRADFORD (10-10, 7-6 AMCC): Burgess 7-12 2-2 16, Matheson 3-9 7-9 15, Smith 3-8 0-0 7, Pichette 3-5 0-2 6, Fantaskey 2-8 0-0 6, Peoples 2-2 1-2 5, Welch 1-2 2-4 5, Owens 1-3 0-2 2, Jackson 1-1 0-0 2, Klenke 0-0 0-0 0, Works 0-0 0-0 0, Atkinson 0-0 0-0 0, Goss 0-1 0-0 0. Totals: 23-51 12-21 64.

Halftime-Pitt-Bradford, 32-30. 3-point goals-Penn State Altoona 5-15 (Hines 2-4, Wilson 1-4, Charles 1-3, Olan 1-3, Luhr 0-1), Pitt-Bradford 6-20 (Fantaskey 2-6, Matheson 2-6, Welch 1-2, Smith 1-5, Goss 0-1). Rebounds-Penn State Altoona 36 (Lucas 5, Luhr 5, Smith 5), Pitt-Bradford 32 (Smith 6). Assists-Penn State Altoona 5 (McCloud 2), Pitt-Bradford 13 (Matheson 5).

Eagle men defeated

HUNTINGDON – Juniata couldn’t crack the 30-point mark in either half and fell to Scranton, 69-52. Marcus Lee and Justin Fleming each scored 10 for Juniata. Ethan Danzig led three double-digit scorers for Scranton with 18 off the bench.

SCRANTON (16-4, 10-1 Landmark Conference): Thomas 5-8 0-0 14, Boken 3-5 1-2 7, R. Danzig 6-7 1-2 15, Klingman 0-5 4-6 4, Kelly 0-1 0-0 0, E. Danzig 6-7 0-0 18, Farrell 0-2 0-0 0, Doolan 0-1 0-0 0, McCullough 0-0 0-1 0, Perez 0-0 0-0 0, Cummings 0-0 0-0 0, Fee 0-0 0-0 0, Calvey 0-0 0-0 0 Schankweiler 1-1 0-0 2, Feinberg 0-0 0-0 0, Vitkus 4-5 1-3 9. Totals – 25-42 7-14.

JUNIATA (11-10, 5-7 Landmark Conference): Lee 4-7 2-3 10, Clune 3-5 1-1 7, Koehler 1-5 2-2 5, Ogle 3-10 0-0 7, Fleming 4-9 0-0 10, Rickens 1-6 0-0 3, Brewer 1-4 0-0 3, Lencer 1-1 0-0 3, Drenning 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 0-1 0-0 0, Naccarato 0-0 2-2 2, Peralta 0-0 0-0 0, Fisher 1-3 0-0 2, Becker 0-0 0-0 0. Totals – 19-51 7-8 52.

Halftime-Scranton, 36-26. 3-point goals-Scranton 12-19 (Thomas 4-5, R. Danzig 2-2, Klingman 0-3, Kelly 0-1, E. Danzig 6-7 Farrell 0-1); Juniata 7-17 (Clune 0-1, Koehler 1-4, Ogle 1-4, Fleming 2-3, Rickens 1-2, Brewer 1-2, Lencer 1-1). Assists-Scranton 14 (R. Danzig 6); Juniata 13 (Lee 4). Rebounds-Scranton 27 (R. Danzig 6); Juniata 27 (Ogle 6, Fleming 6). Total fouls-Scranton 13, Juniata 12. Fouled out-Boken. Technical fouls-Koehler.

Mounties defeated

BUFFALO – D’Youville had five players score in double figures as it pinned a 95-83 defeat on the visiting Mount Aloysius men. Tanner Thomas fired in 32 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Mounties, while Joe Dziabo had five assists to go with his 18 points. Zach Blask topped D’Youville with 20 points.

MOUNT ALOYSIUS (8-14, 6-9 AMCC): Thomas 13-25 5-8 32, Bender 3-14 1-2 9, Doyle 1-4 1-4 3, Brown 4-6 0-0 10, Beresford 0-6 0-0 0, Eisenhuth 0-0 0-0 0, Hargraves 0-0 0-0 0, Ellerbe 0-0 0-0 0, Jones 4-8 0-0 11, Dziabo 6-8 6-6 18. Totals – 31-71 13-20 83.

D’YOUVILLE (8-14, 6-9 AMCC): Gemerek 5-6 4-6 15, Salinas 8-9 2-2 19, Insley 1-4 2-2 4, Reed 5-13 2-6 12, Gallivan 2-4 1-2 5, Malone 0-0 0-0 0, Clarke 4-9 2-2 11, Cortez 0-1 1-2 1, Blask 7-10 2-2 20, Smith 0-0 6-6 6, Kunelius 0-2 0-0 0, Ibrahim 0-0 0-0 0, Sweetman 0-0 2-4 2, Violanti 0-0 0-0 0. Totals – 32-60 24-34 95.

Halftime-D’Youville, 36-34. 3-point goals-Mount Aloysius 8-27 (Thomas 1-2, Bender 2-11, Doyle 0-1, Brown 2-4, Beresford 0-2, Jones 3-6, Dziabo 0-1); D’Youville 7-19 (Gemerek 1-1, Salinas 1-2, Insley 0-3, Reed 0-1, Clarke 1-4, Blask 4-7, Kunelius 0-1). Assists-Mount Aloysius 18 (Dziabo 5); D’Youville 20 (Gemerek, Clarke 4). Rebounds-Mount Aloysius 39 (Thomas 13); D’Youville 40 (reed 15). Total fouls-Mount Aloysius 23, D’Youville 20. Fouled out-Jones, Dziabo. A-115.

Duke routs Irish

DURHAM, N.C. – Justise Winslow had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 4 Duke used a huge early run to rout No. 10 Notre Dame 90-60 on Saturday. Fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor added 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Elsewhere:

ARIZONA STATE 81, NO. 6 ARIZONA 78: Bo Barnes scored 18 points, including a key 3-pointer late, and Arizona State pulled off a second straight home upset over Arizona.

NO. 3 VIRGINIA 52, NO. 9 LOUISVILLE 47: Malcolm Brogdon scored 15 points and Virginia held off Louisville. The Cavaliers (21-1, 9-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) held the Cardinals without a point for the last 10 1/2 minutes of the first half in taking a 24-13 lead.

Mirror, wire reports

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Penn State men at Maryland

Tipoff: 8:30 p.m., XFINITY Center, College Park, Md.

Records: Penn State (14-8, 2-7 Big Ten); Maryland (18-4, 6-3)

Coaches: Patrick Chambers is 52-67 in his fourth season at Penn State and 93-95 in six seasons overall. Mark Turgeon is 76-46 in his fourth season at Maryland and 326-205 in 17 seasons overall.

TV: BTN

Radio: ESPN Radio 1430 WVAM

Probable starters: Penn State – G D.J. Newbill, 6-4 Sr. (21.5), G Shep Garner, 6-1 Fr. (9.5), G Geno Thorpe, 6-3 So. (8.0), F Donovon Jack, 6-9 Jr. (4.6), F Ross Travis, 6-6 Sr. (4.7). Maryland – G Melo Trimble, 6-2 Fr. (15.7), G Richaud Pack, 6-3 Sr. (7.3), G Dez Wells, 6-5 Sr. (13.5), G Jake Layman, 6-8 Jr. (14.1), F Damonte Dodd, 6-9 So. (4.0).

Notes: This will be the first meeting between PSU and Maryland with the Terps as a member of the Big Ten. The Lions are coming off a tough loss at Illinois, with the Illini scoring in the closing seconds for a two-point win. Maryland was crushed by 24 its last time out at Ohio State. The Terps also were blown out at Indiana by 19 three games ago. As you can see above, Maryland started four guards the last time out and could do the same tonight. The Terps shouldn’t be able to hurt PSU much inside and rely heavily on their perimeter game. If their shots are falling, they’re tough to beat. Trimble is one of the better freshmen in the country. Maryland is favored by 91?2.

Mirror prediction: Maryland 76, Penn State 70

Comment: This should be a high-scoring game, so the Lions will have to be solid offensively to keep up.

Mirror prediction record: 15-7

– Cory Giger

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PSU women at No. 22 Rutgers

Tipoff: Noon at The RAC in Piscataway, New Jersey

Records: Penn State (5-16, 2-8 Big Ten) Rutgers (15-5, 6-3 Big Ten)

Coaches: Coquese Washington is 147-96 in her eighth season at Penn State. C Vivian Stringer is 424-209 in her 20th season with the Scarlet Knights, and 944-346 in 44 seasons overall.

TV: Big Ten Network

Radio: WRSC 1390

Probable starters: Penn State – C Candace Agee, 6-6 Jr. (10.5), G Sierra Moore, 5-11 RS-So. (11.7), G Keke Sevillian, 5-7 So. (3.0), G Kaliyah Mitchell, 6-2 So. (8.7), F Tori Waldner, 6-5 Sr. (4.5). Rutgers – C Rachel Hollivay, 6-4 Jr. (7.3), F Kahleah Copper, 6-1 Jr. (15.2), G Tyler Scaife, 5-9 So. (16.0), G Syessence Davis, 5-7 Sr. (4.5), G Betnijah Laney, 6-0 Sr. (15.7).

Notes: The Lady Lions’ two-game win streak was snapped on Wednesday with a 75-64 loss to Minnesota. Despite a 20-3 run to open the second half, Penn State could not maintain a lead and the Golden Gophers rolled past the Lions with spectacular play from the three-point range and free throw lineRutgers is on a three-game win streak, the most recent being a 58-49 victory over Purdue on Thursday. After briefly losing the lead to start the second half, the Scarlet Knights made eight straight points to take the lead for goodRutgers beat the Lady Lions 71-51 in Happy Valley three weeks ago. Penn State is still looking for its first road win of the season.

Mirror prediction: Rutgers 75, Penn State 64

Mirror prediction record: 17-4

– Kristen Nelson