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College Basketball Weekend Round Up

February 23, 2015

(#1) Kentucky (27-0) 110
Auburn (12-15) 75

Kentucky played host to SEC league door matt Auburn and appropriately blew them out of the gym. Kentucky used a 23-2 run in the first half to break open a 27 point first half lead. They never looked back as Auburn never seriously threatened again. Karl Anthony Towns led Kentucky with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

(#3) Gonzaga (28-1) 70
Saint Mary’s (20-7) 60

Woonsocket Boys' Basketball | Villa Novans exact revenge on Coventry, earn quarterfinal matchup vs. Hendricken

February 22, 2015

COVENTRY — The Coventry boys basketball team picked the worst time to go into a prolonged offensive funk.

Coventry averaged just 42.7 points a game during a three-game losing streak to end the regular season and the No. 7 Oakers’ struggled on the offensive end again in Sunday’s Division I preliminary round game against high-scoring No. 10 Woonsocket.

R.I. Swimming | Bauer sets two school marks as Clipper boys take third

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE  –  Jack Bauer wanted desperately to reel in a first-ever individual state title at the R.I. Swimming Championships at Brown University’s Katherine Moran Coleman Aquatics Center on Saturday.
 
Actually, it’s been something he’s talked about since last winter, when he came close in both of his specialties – the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard backstroke.
 

R.I. Swimming | GOOD GOLLY: Lincoln’s Mollie Westrick snares two titles, sets new RI 50-yard record

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Lincoln High head coach Tom DiIorio is no clairvoyant, but he expected an extraordinary performance from junior phenom Mollie Westrick at the R.I. Girls Swimming Championships on Saturday afternoon.
 

R.I. Indoor Track | Scullin, Talbert soar for Clippers at state championship meet

February 21, 2015


PROVIDENCE – Meaghan Scullin came, she saw, she repeated as an individual state champion.
 

R.I. Indoor Track | Local hopefuls look to make marks at Indoor Championships

February 20, 2015


PROVIDENCE – There’s never too little to write about when it comes to the Blackstone Valley region and the indoor track & field state championships. 
 
Saturday’s meet at the Providence Career & Technical Academy field house figures to be no exception with the chase for first-place finishes and berths in the New Englands beginning at 11:30 a.m. with the field events. The running events will commence at noontime.

Cumberland Boys Hockey | LAKE EFFECT: Clippers remain unbeaten as goalie saves 24 in OT win

February 20, 2015


WOONSOCKET – After two shaky periods on Friday night where nothing seemed to go Cumberland’s way, the Clippers rose to the occasion at a most opportune time and in the process succeeded in keeping their perfect league record intact.
 

University of Rhode Island basketball | First-year duo Garrett and Terrell lighting up scoreboards for Rams

February 19, 2015


KINGSTON —Rhode Island guards Jarvis Garrett and Jared Terrell should no longer carry the label of “freshmen.”
 
While technically the guards are classified as such until the spring semester ends in May, when it comes to basketball, that status shouldn’t be the first word in any conversation about the pair for the rest of the season.
 

Boston Celtics | McGair: It's time for C's to let Stevens perform the duties associated with a head coach

February 18, 2015

Technically, Brad Stevens became the head coach of the Boston Celtics in July 2013.

Unofficially, Stevens is still waiting for his ship to come in, i.e. a legit chance to put his stamp on a rebuilding project that for all intents and purposes is still going through the spin cycle – with no apparent end in sight.

URI basketball | Rhody gets even with UMass, moves into first-place tie in A-10 standings

February 18, 2015

KINGSTON — The buzzword when Dan Hurley took over as Rhode Island  basketball coach nearly three years ago was culture.

Even though the Rams struggled to win games in Hurley's first two seasons, a winning culture was in the midst of being developed.

On Wednesday night, against rival UMass which has ruined URI's NCAA Tournament chances four times in the last decade, the Rams cemented that culture.

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