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Scoreboard Roundup - 2/26/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers 110 (37-22) – Golden State Warriors 99 (44-11)

Phoenix Suns 117 (31-28) - Oklahoma City Thunder 113 (32-26) OT

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (3) Gonzaga 59 (29-1) - San Diego 39 (14-15)

(7) Arizona 82 (25-3) – Colorado 54 (12-15)

(13) Utah 83 (22-5) - Arizona State 41 (15-13)

(21) SMU 66 (23-5) – Memphis 57 (17-11)

NHL: Buffalo Sabres 6 (19-38-5; 43pts) – Vancouver Canucks 3 (35-23-3; 73pts)

Montreal Canadiens 5 (40-16-5; 85pts) – Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (26-30-4; 56pts)

New York Rangers 4 (38-16-6; 82pts) – Arizona Coyotes 3 (20-35-7; 47pts)

Toronto Maple Leafs 3 (25-31-5; 55pts) – Philadelphia Flyers 2 (26-25-11; 63pts)

Chicago Blackhawks 3 (37-20-5; 79pts) – Florida Panthers 0 (26-22-13; 65pts)

St. Louis Blues 2 (39-18-4; 82pts) – Winnipeg Jets 1 (31-20-12; 74pts) SO

Minnesota Wild 4 (32-22-7; 71pts) – Nashville Predators 2 (41-14-7; 89pts) 

Detroit Red Wings 3 (34-15-11, 79pts) - San Jose Sharks 2 (30-24-8, 68pts)

Ottawa Senators 1 (26-23-10, 62pts) - Los Angeles Kings 0 (29-19-12, 70pts)

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Scoreboard Roundup - 2/12/15

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NBA: Chicago Bulls 113 (34-20) – Cleveland Cavaliers 98 (33-22)

NHL:  Anaheim Ducks 2 (35-14-7; 77pts) – Carolina Hurricanes 1 (19-27-7; 45pts)

New York Islanders 3 (36-18-1; 73pts) – Toronto Maple Leafs 2 (23-29-4; 50pts)

Edmonton Oilers 4 (16-31-9; 41pts) – Montreal Canadiens 3 (35-15-4; 74pts) OT

Pittsburgh Penguins 5 (32-15-8; 72pts) – Ottawa Senators 4 (21-22-10; 52pts) SO

St. Louis Blues 6 (36-15-4; 76pts) – Tampa Bay Lightning 3 (34-17-6; 74pts)

Minnesota Wild 2 (27-20-7; 61pts) – Florida Panthers 1 (24-18-11; 59pts)

Nashville Predators 3 (37-12-6; 80pts) – Winnipeg Jets 1 (28-19-10; 66pts)

New York Rangers 6 (32-16-5, 69pts) – Colorado Avalance 3 (22-22-11, 55pts)

Los Angeles Kings 5 (24-18-12, 60pts) – Calgary Flames 3 (30-22-3, 63pts)

Top 25 Men’s College Basketball: (3) Gonzaga 80 (25-1) – Loyola Marymount 51 (8-18)

(11) Utah 75 (19-4) – Stanford 59 (16-8)

(25) SMU 75 (20-5) – Houston 69 (9-14)

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Minnesota Wins NIT Championship

Mike Stobe/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- In 2013, Rick Pitino hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy with his Louisville Cardinals. On Thursday, he watched his son, Richard, hoist up the NIT title after leading Minnesota to a 65-63 win over Southern Methodist University at Madison Square Garden.

Austin Hollins hit a go-ahead three with 46.1 seconds left that put the Golden Gophers (25-13) up 62-59. Minnesota held strong and prevented a potential comeback by SMU to win their third-ever NIT championship.

"We made some big-time plays," said Pitino, who is in his first year as a head coach. "We gutted it out. That is a very good team...They deserve to be in the NCAA Tournament."

The 25 wins are a program record for Minnesota, who lost in the NIT finals to Stanford two years ago. SMU (27-10) is coached by Hall of Famer Larry Brown, who returned to MSG, where he coached the New York Knicks to a 23-59 record in the 2005-06 season.

"I'm proud of my team," said Brown. "We picked ourselves up and we competed at the highest level against quality teams and gave ourselves a chance to win."

Hollins finished with a game-high 19 points while Nic Moore led all Mustang players with 17 points in the loss.

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Scoreboard Roundup - 2/14/14

Getty Images/Hemera(NEW YORK) --  NCAAB:  Arizona State 69 (19-6) - (2) Arizona 66 (23-2) 2OT

(13) Louisville 82 (20-4) - Temple 58 (6-17)

(23) SMU 77 (20-5) - Rutgers 65 (10-15)

NBA BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge:  Team Hill 142 - Team Webber 136

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SMU in Top 25 For First Time in 30 Years

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It has been nearly three decades, but the Southern Methodist University (SMU) men's basketball team is back in the top 25. The Mustangs are ranked No. 23 in The Associated Press poll, the program's first such ranking since the 1984-85 season.

The reward comes after SMU (19-5), led by second-year head coach Larry Brown, defeated then-No. 7 Cincinnati over the weekend 76-53 at home. It was the third win over a ranked team in their last seven. The Mustangs also defeated then-No. 17 Connecticut and then-No. 22 Memphis in American Athletic Conference matchups.

With SMU joining the ranks of the nations best, they become the fifth team from the American to enjoy a top 25 ranking. That mark ties the Big 10 for the most of any conference.

Syracuse (23-0) remained the unanimous number-one team, receiving all 65 first-place votes. Arizona (23-1), Florida (21-2), Wichita State (25-0) and San Diego State (21-1) round out the top five.

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SMU Stomps Fresno State in Hawaii Bowl

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(HONOLULU) -- SMU forced four Fresno State turnovers, as the Mustangs trampled the Bulldogs 43-10, in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. 

"The guys were very motivated this week," SMU head coach June Jones said of his defense. "I got two linebackers that I think can play in the NFL and I got a couple of D-lineman that I think can. So they wanted to show the world that they can play...and I think they did."

One of those players is six-foot-eight senior defense end Margus Hunt. Hunt forced two fumbles and recorded a safety in the win. He was named the games MVP.

SMU (7-6) dominated the entire game, and went into halftime with a 22-0 lead.

Fresno State (9-4) let up seven sacks, the most its given up all season.

SMU has now won the Hawaii Bowl twice under head coach June Jones.

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Scoreboard Roundup -- 12/24/12

Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl: SMU (7-6) trampled Fresno State (9-4), 43-10.





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Harrison Twins Headed to Kentucky

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Another victory for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats on the recruiting trail. Twins Andrew and Aaron Harrison, the No. 2- and No. 4-ranked prospects in the ESPN 100, announced Thursday they will play for the Wildcats during the 2013-14 season.

The boys, who played high school ball in Richmond, Texas at Travis High, chose Kentucky over Maryland and SMU. Aaron is a shooting guard and Andrew is a point guard.

Andrew was asked if Kentucky head coach John Calipari's track record of turning out high NBA Draft picks was in his mind when he made his decision.

"I know his track record," Andrew said. "He has a lot of high draft picks as point guards. I just want to get there first. I just want to become better everyday. I'm not looking to into that yet, I just want to get there on campus and show them what I can do."

Andrew and Aaron are the highest-rated basketball twins to ever come out of high school.

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Big East Conference Looking to Add 14th Football Member

Streeter Lecka/Getty Images(EAST HARTFORD, CONN) -- The Big East Conference wants to add a 14th football team, newly appointed Big East commissioner Mike Aresco annonuced on Thursday night.

Aresco also confirmed that the conference is planning to have a championship game after next season.

West Virginia left the Big East for the Big 12 conference beginning this season.  Pittsburgh and Syracuse are leaving for the ACC beginning next season.

The completely revamped Big East conference will include Boise State and San Diego State for football, as well as Central Florida, SMU, Memphis, and Houston for all sports.

Temple also joined this year in all sports, immediately replacing West Virginia.

Navy will also join for football only in 2015, bringing the total number of teams to 13.

Aresco's ultimate goal as commissioner is to make sure the Big East is recognized as one of the top six football conferences in the nation.

"You have a pretty huge divide now between our conference and anything below us, and almost no gap between us and what they are calling the Big Five," Aresco said. "We say it's the Big Six. I'm not going to yield on that at all."

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Benford Hired as New Coach at North Texas

Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Marquette University Associate head basketball coach Tony Benford has been hired as the new North Texas head coach.

There is a news conference scheduled Wednesday at 2 pm, where it is expected Benford will sign a five-year deal.

Benford takes over the reigns from Johnny Jones, who left the program to become the head coach at LSU. Jones compiled a 190-146 record through six seasons at North Texas.

Benford was a finalist for the SMU job that went to Larry Brown. SMU had talked to Benford about being part of Brown's staff and be a coach-in-waiting.

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