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March Madness 2019: NCAA Tournament West Region breakdown

Defense wins championships, the old saying goes, but high-powered offenses could ultimately dominate the West Region of this year’s NCAA Tournament. Three of the top 13 scoring teams in the country will battle in the West Region, led by No. 1 seed Gonzaga. The Bulldogs have the highest-scoring offense in the country at 88.8 points per game, but were held to a season-low 47 points in the West Coast Conference tournament final in an upset loss to Saint Mary’s. Sixth-seeded Buffalo ranks fifth in t...
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Howard scores 30 as No. 23 Marquette routs SJU to snap skid

NEW YORK (AP) — Markus Howard scored 12 of his 30 points in a game-breaking 23-2 second-half run, and No. 23 Marquette snapped its four-game losing streak with an 86-54 rout of St. John’s in the Big East Tournament quarterfinals Thursday night. Fellow guard Sacar Anim added 13 points as the second-seeded Golden Eagles (24-8) […]
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Marquette’s Howard and Nova’s Wright honored by Big East

NEW YORK (AP) — Marquette guard Markus Howard is the Big East player of the year after leading the conference in scoring and helping the Golden Eagles to a second-place finish in the regular season. Jay Wright, who guided Villanova to its fifth regular-season conference title in six seasons, was named Big East coach of […]
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Daily News high school softball rankings, March 12

Daily News high school softball rankings as of Mar. 12. 1. Valencia (7-2): The Vikings have impressed in the post Shea O’Leary-Ally Shipman era, rising to No. 7 in the cutthroat CIF Southern Section Division 1 and advancing to the consolation final of the Bullhead City Tournament with a win over Lakewood (No. 1 in Division 2) along the way. Emma Bramson and Macayla Paragas have been leading the charge. A catch-your-breath game against Granada Hills on Thursday. 2. Oaks Christian (4-1): Lions hav...
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No. 13 Marquette women advance to Big East title game

CHICAGO (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman and Allazia Blockton each scored 23 points to help No. 13 Marquette beat Georgetown 75-62 on Monday to advance to its third straight Big East Conference title game. Blockton gave Marquette a 20-point lead, 34-14, on a 3-point play with 6:27 remaining in the second quarter but the Golden Eagles […]
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Hiedeman leads No. 17 Marquette women in Big East opener

CHICAGO (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman, the Big East Player of the Year, scored 20 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and No. 17 Marquette opened the conference tournament on Sunday with an 88-57 over ninth-seeded Saint John’s. Allazia Blockton added 17 points, Amani Wilborn 13 and Lauren Van Kleuen 11 for the top-seeded Golden Eagles (25-6), […]
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Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigns after 8-23 season

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Tech coach Steve Payne resigned Sunday after the Golden Eagles posted a last-place finish in the Ohio Valley Conference. Payne went 118-134 record in eight seasons. His 118 wins put him in a tie for fourth place in school history. Tennessee Tech went 8-23 this season with a 4-14 conference […]
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S. Hauser, Anim lead No. 11 Marquette past Providence 76-58

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Sam Hauser had 18 points and 13 rebounds, Sacar Anim scored 18 and No. 11 Marquette raced past Providence 76-58 on Saturday. The Golden Eagles (23-4, 12-2 in the Big East) led by 11 points at halftime and showed no signs of letting up, shooting 53.6 percent in the second half […]
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Animal spotlight: 7 facts about North American eagles

From Bald Eagle Appreciation Days in Wisconsin to soaring Golden Eagles as a tradition at Auburn University, North American eagles are viewed as stately and powerful creatures. However, these two resident eagles of North America have not survived without a struggle.Officials removed Bald Eagles from the US federal list of threatened and endangered species in 2007 after years of illegal hunting and habitat and food destruction diminished the population.  Though Golden Eagles are not currently on ...
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Hiedeman scores 34 in No. 8 Marquette’s rout of Seton Hall

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored a career-high 34 points and Danielle King added 20, leading No. 8 Marquette to a 109-63 victory over Seton Hall on Sunday. Marquette (22-4, 13-1 Big East) bounced back from Friday’s loss to St. John’s, which ended the Golden Eagles’ 12-game winning streak. In that game, Hiedeman, […]
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Hiedeman, Blockton lead No. 8 Marquette over Villanova

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 22 points, Allazia Blockton had 19 and No. 8 Marquette beat Villanova 93-55 on Sunday for its 12th consecutive victory. Marquette (21-3, 12-0 Big East) gained control with an 18-4 run to close the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way. The Golden Eagles have not lost […]
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Obanor leads Oral Roberts past South Dakota 86-72

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 24 points and 14 rebounds as Oral Roberts topped South Dakota 86-72 on Sunday. Sam Kearns had 17 points for Oral Roberts (10-17, 6-6 Summit League). Kaelen Malone added 11 points. Emir Ahmedic had 11 points for the visitors. Emmanuel Nzekwesi, the Golden Eagles’ leading scorer entering the […]
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Draine lifts Southern Miss over Louisiana Tech 73-71 in OT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — LaDavius Draine scored a career-high 22 points as Southern Miss narrowly beat Louisiana Tech 73-71 in overtime on Saturday. Cortez Edwards added 21 points for the Golden Eagles. Draine shot 4 for 6 on 3-pointers. Edwards also had 13 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Tyree Griffin had 10 points for Southern […]
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Spingola leads No. 8 Marquette past Georgetown 59-52

Isabelle Spingola scored 12 points and hit consecutive 3-pointers at the start of the fourth quarter that gave Marquette the lead for good as the No. 8 Golden Eagles defeated Georgetown 59-52 Friday night            [Author: AP]
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Obanor scores 28, ORU beats Denver 78-65 to halt skid

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kevin Obanor had 28 points to go with 12 rebounds as Oral Roberts held off Denver for a 78-65 victory on Thursday night to halt a four-game losing skid. The Golden Eagles made 7 of 8 free throws in the final 1:11 to clinch the victory. Obanor was 8 of 13 […]
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Southern Miss interviews Art Briles, decides not to hire him

Southern Mississippi administrators and football coach Jay Hopson disagree on whether the school should hire former Baylor head coach Art Briles for a position on the Golden Eagles’ football staff. Hopson believes they should. President Rodney D. Bennett and interim athletics director Jeff Mitchell say no — and they have the final say. The school […]
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Ponds lifts St. John’s past No. 10 Marquette 70-69

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 28 points, including a go-ahead layup with 16 seconds left, to give St. John’s a 70-69 victory over No. 10 Marquette on Tuesday night. The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for the Golden Eagles and was their first defeat at their new home this season after 14 victories. […]
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No. 10 Marquette holds off DePaul 93-87

CHICAGO (AP) — Allazia Blockton scored 25 points and added a crucial three-point play as No. 10 Marquette held off DePaul 93-87 on Sunday for its 10th straight win. The Golden Eagles led by 13 in the third quarter, but DePaul chipped away at the deficit and tied the game with 3:42 left in the […]
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Howard scores 32 as No. 10 Marquette beats Butler 76-58

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Markus Howard scored 32 points and Sam Hauser added 19 to help No. 10 Marquette pull away from Butler for a 76-58 victory Wednesday night. The Golden Eagles (19-3, 8-1 Big East) have won eight straight overall and picked up their first win at Hinkle Fieldhouse since the 1989-90 season. Howard finished […]
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Howard’s 32 points lead No. 10 Marquette past Butler 76-58

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Markus Howard scored 32 points and Sam Hauser added 19 to help No. 10 Marquette pull away from Butler for a 76-58 victory Wednesday night. The Golden Eagles (19-3, 8-1 Big East) have won eight straight overall and picked up their first win at Hinkle Fieldhouse since the 1989-90 season. Kamar Baldwin […]
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Davenport, Blockton lead Marquette to 90-44 win over Xavier

CINCINNATI (AP) — Allazia Blockton became the first Marquette player, men or women, to score 2,000 career points and the 10th-ranked Golden Eagles beat Xavier 90-44 on Friday night. Blockton, the reigning Big East Player of the Year, missed five games with an ankle injury before returning Sunday against St. John’s. Even without their star, […]
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Dwyane Wade Day: Marquette gets in on the ‘Last Dance’

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Dwyane Wade’s last dance went back to college. The Miami Heat guard — who has dubbed his 16th and final NBA season “One Last Dance” — was the guest of honor at Marquette’s game against Providence on Sunday. Wade starred for the Golden Eagles during the 2001-02 and 2002-03 seasons, leading Marquette […]
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Hiedeman leads No. 14 Marquette women past Seton Hall, 96-60

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 28 points to lead No. 14 Marquette past Seton Hall 96-60 on Friday. Amani Wilborn added 20 points for the Golden Eagles (15-3, 6-0 Big East). Erika Davenport had 12 points and 10 rebounds. Danielle King had 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists. Marquette scored 35 points in […]
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Griffin hits winning 3-pointer for Southern Miss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tyree Griffin had 10 points with six assists and hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with six seconds remaining and Southern Mississippi defeated Charlotte 63-60 on Thursday night. After a timeout by the Golden Eagles, Griffin worked the clock down below 10 seconds and let loose from near the top of the circle […]
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Tennessee State splits season series with Tennessee Tech

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Stokley Chaffee Jr. scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half and grabbed eight rebounds and Tennessee State defeated Tennessee Tech 79-62 on Thursday night, splitting the season series. The Tigers (5-12, 2-3 Ohio Valley), who lost at home to the Golden Eagles 66-64 in a conference opener on […]
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Hiedeman, No. 15 Marquette women turn back Hoyas 72-62

WASHINGTON (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 20 points with 10 rebounds, Erika Davenport also had a double-double and No. 15 Marquette held off Georgetown 72-62 on Sunday. Hiedeman had five points in an 8-0 run that gave the Golden Eagles (14-3, 4-0 Big East) a 68-60 lead with 35 seconds left. The Hoyas (8-9, 2-4) […]
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No. 15 Marquette women defeat Villanova 91-55

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman scored 24 points Friday to lead No. 15 Marquette past Villanova 91-55. Danielle King made all eight shots to finish with 17 points and Erika Davenport had 16 points and 11 rebounds for her third double-double for the Golden Eagles (13-3, 4-0 Big East). Mary Gedaka had 14 points […]
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Obanor, Malone spark Oral Roberts off the bench

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Reserves Kevin Obanor, with 19 points, and Kaelen Malone, with 11 assists, sparked Oral Roberts to an 82-63 victory over Western Illinois on Saturday night. Obanor added six rebounds and Malone had eight points and three steals for the Golden Eagles (7-11, 3-0 Summit League). Emmanuel Nzekwesi finished with 12 points, […]
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No. 20 Marquette women beat No. 24 DePaul in 96-63 rout

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Natisha Hiedeman tied her career high with 32 points and No. 20 Marquette beat No. 24 DePaul 96-63 on Friday night. Hiedeman made five 3-pointers and had eight rebounds, six assists and six steals for the Golden Eagles. Amani Wilborn added 20 points, six rebounds and five assists, Danielle King had 19 […]
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Tennessee Tech holds off Tennessee St. in OVC opener, 66-64

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Corey Tillery hit four straight free throws in the final minute and Tennessee Tech held off a Tennessee State rally to win the Ohio Valley Conference opener, 66-64 on Thursday night. The Golden Eagles won for the third straight time in Nashville. The two previous wins required overtime. Jr. Clay converted […]
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