OU’s Buford suspended 3 games
The NCAA suspended Oklahoma sophomore forward Dante Buford for the Sooners’ first three games of the season. Oklahoma opened its regular season Sunday against Northwestern State.
The school made the announcement in a news release, which said Buford was suspended for receiving an extra benefit for one of his complimentary tickets during last season’s NCAA tournament.
Buford averaged 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds last season. He did not play in Oklahoma’s exhibition win over Washburn. State, Iowa set school records for 3-pointers attempted with 43 and made with 18.
Brady Ellingson led the Hawkeyes with 23 points, including four 3s. Six other Iowa players hit at least one 3. The 116 points were the most scored in coach Fran McCaffery’s six seasons and the seventh-highest singlegame total in school history. N.C. State’s Rowan out: North Carolina State swingman Maverick Rowan sat out the Wolfpack’s 86-61 win over St. Francis Brooklyn after he reported feeling concussion-like symptoms following Friday night’s game against Georgia Southern.
A CT scan on Rowan, who scored 17 points in Friday’s victory, was negative, but he was placed in N.C. State’s NCAA- approved concussion protocol.
Just over a week after whipping the NHL-leading Canadiens 10-1, the Blue Jackets had their fans chanting “We want 10!” late in the second period during another blowout Saturday night. UMBC 71, GETTYSBURG 51: Lakiah Sims scored
This one wasn’t so satisfactory to coach John Tortorella, 18 points and Laura Castaldo added 14 to lead the host though. Retrievers (2-0) over the Division III Bullets.
Sam Gagner scored twice, Nick Foligno got a goal and CORNELL 58, LOYOLA MARYLAND 50: Nia Martwo assists and 13 Blue Jackets had at least a point in an 8-4 shall scored 19 points and the host Big Red (2-0) closed rout of the Blues. the game on a 10-2 run to beat the Greyhounds (1-1).
The Jackets’ demanding coach wasn’t as enthused as the Bri Betz-White had 20 points for Loyola. home crowd, instead calling out his team’s defensive and VIRGINIA 103, COPPIN STATE 40: Five players physical mistakes. scored in double figures to lift the host Cavaliers (2-0) No second upset: Joel
“We shot the puck and it went in the net,” Tortorella said. over the Eagles (0-2). Berry II scored 18 points to “It’s not going to happen that way that often. We need to Chance Graham had 13 points for Coppin State. help sixth-ranked North understand how we’re playing, not what the score is. As far NO. 13 TENNESSEE 85, NAVY 55: Alexa Middleton Carolina beat Chattanooga as the checking part of the game, as far as our sticks. A lot of scored a career-high 21 points and the host Lady 97-57 two days after the the little things in the game. We’re going to continue to Volunteers (2-0) shot 12 of 14 from 3-point range to pull Mocs opened their season work at that.” away from the Mids (0-2). by upsetting Tennessee 82Knoxville.TheBlueJacketshavepointsinsixoftheirlastsevenAshantiKennedyscored16pointsandTaylorIna69inIowa sets records:
games (5-1-1), winning four straight at home. Dunham added 14 for Navy. 116-84 rout of Savannah
UCLA adds Wilkes: UCLA added to its top-five recruiting class Sunday when fivestar forward Kris Wilkes committed to the Bruins.
Wilkes, a North Central (Ind.) product, chose UCLA over Indiana and Illinois after taking official visits to all three schools in September. He is ranked 14th among high school players in the ESPN 100.
Wilkes is one of four top-50 recruits who have committed to the Bruins.