OU’s Bu­ford sus­pended 3 games

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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.

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