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Carr headlines four Nittany Lions honored
The Penn State men’s basketball team saw four individuals honored on Monday evening as the Big Ten Conference office announced all-Big Ten end-of-season honors on the Big Ten Network.
Sophomore guard Tony Carr highlighted the announcement as the sophomore guard was named to the All-Big Ten first team by both the league coaches’ selection and the media selection. This is marks the first time a Nittany Lion has found themselves on both first-team’s since 2009.
Carr led the Big Ten in scoring in conference games at 20.1 ppg, and led all scorers throughout the entirety of the regular season at 19.6 ppg. He finished fifth in the league with 4.9 assists per game, and was second in 3-point field goal percentage at 46.6. The Philadelphia native scored in double figures in all but two games on the year with 11 games with 20 points or more and four games with 30 or more points.
Sophomores Lamar Stevens and Mike Watkins earned honorable mention accolades.
Junior guard Josh Reaves and Watkins were selected to the Big Ten all-defensive team.
Penn State had three players earn all-Big Ten recognition for the first time since 2008-09, when Talor Battle (first-team), Jamelle Cornley (second-team) and Stanley Pringle (honorable-mention) were selected.
Carr is the seventh Nittany Lion to earn first-team All-Big Ten honors (eight selections). He joins Talor Battle, in 2008-09, as the only sophomore to be named to the first team.
Senior Julian Moore was named the Penn State 2017-18 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
Page earns second-straight first team nod
Penn State junior Teniya Page earned her third-straight nod to the all-Big Ten team on Monday, including her second-straight first-team selection, as she garnered first team All-Big Ten from the conference coaches and second team accolades from the media.
Redshirt-sophomore Amari Carter garnered her first all-conference honors, as she was a second team choice by the conference coaches and an honorable mention pick from the media. Carter was also selected as Penn State’s Sportsmanship honoree.
Page is the 11th Lady Lion to earn multiple nods to the all-Big Ten first team, with Maggie Lucas last earning multiple first-team nods during from 2012-14. Earning either first or second team All-Big Ten in each of her first three seasons, Page joins Maggie Lucas and Kelly Mazzante as the only Lady Lions in program history to earn a nod to the B1G first or second team in each of their first three seasons.
Cavs investigating racial taunts
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The Cleveland Cavaliers are trying to identify the fan who racially taunted San Antonio guard Patty Mills.
Mills is black and from Australia with an Aboriginal heritage. He was at the foul line in the fourth quarter Sunday when a male spectator can be heard on the ABC broadcast twice yelling, “Hey, Jamaica called, they want their bobsledder back!”
The Cavaliers said Monday the team is reviewing the matter. The team’s security department might use video footage to help spot the offender.
WARRIORS: 125, KNICKS 111: Klay Thompson had 26 points and Stephen Curry scored 14 of his 21 in the third quarter, when the Golden State Warriors ran another opponent off the floor.
RAPTORS 123, PISTONS 94: DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry each scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka had 19 and Toronto routed Detroit for its seventh win in eight games.
CELTICS 109, GRIZZLIES 98: Kyrie Irving scored 25 points in three quarters of work and Boston beat Memphis.
NETS 104, BULLS 87: Alan Crabbe scored 21 points and Brooklyn snapped an eight-game losing streak with a win over Chicago.
LAKERS 123, HAWKS 104: Brandon Ingram had 21 points and 10 rebounds, leading nine Los Angeles scorers in double figures, and the Lakers beat Atlanta for their third straight win.
PELICANS 125, SUNS 116: Anthony Davis scored a season-high 53 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked five shots as New Orleans extended its winning streak to six games with a victory over hapless Phoenix.
THUNDER 112, MAGIC 105: Paul George scored 26 points to help Oklahoma City defeat Orlando.
Bridges’ family had dinner with agent
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State says its compliance office discovered that Miles Bridges’ family had dinner with an agent last winter without his knowledge, committing an NCAA violation.
The school says the finding Friday made Bridges ineligible, leading it to apply for reinstatement, which was granted the next day by the NCAA.
n Chris Clarke tipped in a missed shot with 4 seconds remaining Monday night, and Virginia Tech stunned No. 5 Duke 64-63.
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