Friday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy night of basketball…….

South Florida 74, Memphis 73
Memphis led by 20 early in second half.
Loss snaps the Tigers’ 10-game win streak. 

North Texas leads the AAC right now, with a 4-0 record- they play the slowest tempo in the country.

— Pac-12
Colorado 86, Oregon 70
Colorado outscored the Ducks 30-13 over the last 10:55 of the game.
Loss snapped Oregon’s six-game win streak.

Ducks still lead the Pac-12, a game ahead of the Arizona schools.

Gonzaga 86, Pepperdine 61
Zags are out of the top 25 for first time in eight years.

San Francisco 90, LMU 74
Dons shot 64.4% inside took, were only 5-7 on foul line.

USF/Saint Mary’s are tied atop WCC at 4-0, with Santa Clara 4-1, Gonzaga 3-1

— Big West
Cal-Irvine 76, Cal-San Diego 65
Irvine’s Big West opponents are shooting 41.3% inside arc.

Cal-Davis 67, Cal-Fullerton 65
Fullerton led by 9 with 5:43 left in game.
Cal-Davis was 28-33 on foul line, only 5-23 on arc.

Irvine leads Big West at 6-0; Cal-Davis is 6-1, Cal-San Diego 5-1

— Horizon
Green Bay 88, Wright State 81
Green Bay is 12-8, 7-2 in Horizon games.
Last three years, Green Bay was 16-71, 14-46 in Horizon tilts. 

Oakland/Green Bay are tied for first in Horizon, with 7-2 records.

— Big 14
Illinois 88, Michigan 73
Illini outscored Michigan 22-10 on foul line, on the road.
Big 14 opponents are shooting only 25.7% on arc vs Illinois.

Wisconsin leads the Big 14, with a 5-1 record; Purdue is 5-2.

— Baseball Note of the Day: Seattle signed C/DH Mitch Garver as a free agent: he started 40 of the Rangers’ last 43 games LY, and hit .283 with 14 homers and a .937 OPS from August 1 on, which is really good for a catcher. Bonus here is that Garver is a DH more than he catches, so he is less likely to wear down as the season goes on.

— Word of the Day: Skulk- moving around or hiding in a stealthy or secretive way. People who are skulking are often up to no good. 

Hofstra 86, Hampton 77
Hofstra trailed by 18 late in first half.

Towson 82, Charleston 78
Towson was 10-19 on arc, only 12-22 on foul line. Go figure.
Loss snaps Charleston’s 8-game win streak vs D-I teams.

Drexel leads the CAA with a 6-0 mark; Charleston is 4-1.

— Big Sky
Eastern Washington 80, Weber State 78
Weber State led by 13 late in first half.
Both teams shot over 57% inside the arc.

Eastern Washington is 4-0 in Big Sky; Northern Colorado/Montana State are 3-1.

— Summit
South Dakota 74, St Thomas 73 OT
Coyotes were down 10 with 8:19 left in game.
Rock Fight: Teams combined to shoot 17-58 on the arc.

Denver, South Dakota State are tied for first in the Summit, with 3-1 records. 

There are fewer turnovers in Summit games than in any league in country; shooting %age on 2-point shots in also highest in the Summit League.

— Ohio Valley
Morehead State 84, Tenn-Martin 66
Eagles are 5-1 in OVC; they start four seniors, lost 69-68 at Indiana.

Western Illinois leads the OVC with a 5-0 record, in their first year in the OVC. Last time the Leathernecks had a winning conference record was 2013, in the Summit League.

Grand Canyon 78, Utah Valley 65
Antelopes are 17-1, have won 14 games in a row. 

Grand Canyon is shooting 55.5% inside arc, against schedule #304.
Grand Canyon is ranked #58 by KenPom; next-highest WAC team is #125

Grand Canyon is 7-0 in WAC games, Stephen F Austin is 5-2.

— Sun Belt
South Alabama 74, Troy 71
Trojans’ 6-game win streak is over.
South Alabama played only seven guys the whole game.

Troy is now tied for first in the Sun Belt with Appalachian State, with 5-1 records.

— College football note- Ohio State is hiring former NFL head coach Bill O’Brien as its new offensive coordinator. O’Brien worked for the Patriots this past season. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.