Hoops du Jour
Men: Pittsburgh at Clemson
Tipoff: Noon, Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson, S.C.
Records: Pitt (10-10, 6-9 in ACC); Clemson (15-6, 9-6 in ACC)
TV: AT&T SportsNet+
Notable: Clemson leads the all-time series 7-3 and has lost seven games in a row. … Pitt is 3-4 on the road this season. … Terrell Brown is one blocked shot shy of matching Sam Clancy’s 170 career blocks for third on the all-time Panthers’ list. … This is Pitt’s final game before the ACC Tournament, which begins on Tuesday.
Mirror prediction: Clemson 75, Pittsburgh 62
Mirror prediction record: 7-13
— Michael Boytim
Women: PSU at No. 8 Maryland
Tipoff: 3 p.m., Xfinity Center, College Park, Maryland
Records: Penn State (9-13, 6-12 Big Ten); Maryland (20-2, 16-1 Big Ten)
TV: Big Ten Network Plus
Radio: The BUS 93.3 FM AM-1390 WRSC
Notable: The Lady Lions close out the regular season against Maryland, the fourth game in a row against a Top 25 foe. … With at 20-2 overall mark, the Lady Terps have already clinched at least a share of the regular-season conference championship. … They have the nation’s top scoring offense, averaging 91.5 ppg and have won nine consecutive games. … Ashley Owusu is the headliner for Maryland, averaging 19 points and 5.9 assists per game. … Penn State freshman Maddie Burke ranks fourth among all Division I freshman with 51 3-point goals this season.
Mirror prediction: Maryland 92, Penn State 72
Mirror prediction record: 16-5
— Dan Isenberg
Men: Penn State at Maryland
Tipoff: 7 p.m., Xfinity Center, College Park, Md.
Records: Penn State (9-13, Big Ten 6-12); Maryland (15-11, Big Ten 9-10)
TV: Big Ten network
Radio: TOONA 1430-AM & 99.7-FM
Notable: Maryland is coming off a loss at Northwestern. … Penn State beat the Terps at home, 55-50, earlier this season. … Penn State is 2-8 on the road this season. … Maryland is one of the better defensive teams in the Big Ten, giving up only 64.7 points-per game this season. The Terps are averaging 69.2 points-per game. … Maryland’s top offensive threats are Eric Ayala, Aaron Wiggins and Dontqa Scott.
Mirror prediction: Maryland 64, Penn State 61
Mirror prediction record: 16-6
— Scott Franco
NEC honors 2 members of SFU team
LORETTO — The Saint Francis men’s basketball program placed two student-athletes on Northeast Conference all-league teams Friday for the 2020-21 season, as senior Ramiir Dixon-Conover earned third-team all-conference honors and freshman Maxwell Land captured a spot on the NEC’s all-rookie team.
The end-of-year awards were voted on by the conference’s 10 head coaches.
Dixon-Conover was one of the NEC’s most improved players in the 2020-21 season, as the senior guard ranked 10th in the league in scoring (15.5 ppg), second in assists (4.4 apg), and second in steals (1.9 spg.) The New Jersey native added 5.6 rebounds per game and scored in double figures in 15 of his 18 contests.
Land made an immediate impact for the Red Flash, averaging 8.9 points per game in 17 contests. The guard from Cincinnati added 4.2 rebounds per contest and 10 steals in his first year in Loretto and tallied nine games of 10 or more points while shooting 41% from three.
From Mirror reports