Darien Nelson-Henry's big night helps Penn hold off Cornell

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Darien Nelson-Henry's big night helps Penn hold off Cornell

Darien Nelson-Henry scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Penn held off Cornell, 79-67 Friday night to hold onto fourth place in the Ivy League standings.

The Quakers built a 10-point lead in the first half and maintained it in the second. Cornell was able to cut into the lead, but Penn was always able to bump its lead back to double-digits. The Big Red got within six points on several occasions late in the game, but could get no closer.

Sam Jones contributed 15 points for Penn (11-13, 5-5), hitting 11 of 12 from the free-throw line. Jackson Donahue added 13 points and Darnell Foreman did the same off the Quakers' bench. Collectively Penn was 26 of 31 from the line.

Robert Hatter scored 31 points to pace Cornell (9-16, 2-9), surpassing 30 points in a game for the third time this season.

West Chester baseball wins Atlantic Regional, moves on to national championship tourney

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West Chester baseball wins Atlantic Regional, moves on to national championship tourney

West Chester University baseball is moving on to the 2017 NCAA National Championships.

The Golden Rams won the Division II Atlantic Regional Final on Monday with a 12-7 decision over Winston-Salem State at Russell Diethrick Park.

Sophomore first baseman Jared Melone reached base six times, going 5 for 5 with a walk and four RBIs, while shortstop Nick Ward scored four runs and collected three hits to help West Chester capture its fourth regional title in program history.

Senior right-hander Josh McClain picked up the win in relief with three innings of one-run ball, as the Golden Rams scored five in the eighth inning to win their first regional crown since 2012, the year they won the national championship. 

West Chester is now 40-11 overall and will open national championship tournament play on Saturday at 3 p.m. against North Georgia in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Mohamed Bamba picks Texas over Duke, Kentucky

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Mohamed Bamba picks Texas over Duke, Kentucky

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas basketball coach Shaka Smart has won the recruiting sweepstakes for highly-ranked forward Mohamed Bamba.

The 6-foot-11 Bamba signed with the Longhorns on Thursday, picking Texas over Duke, Kentucky, Michigan and Harvard. Bamba is ranked by national recruiting services as one of the top players in the country and already projected by some as an early 2018 NBA draft pick.

Signing Bamba is a huge boost for Smart after a 22-loss season, Texas' worst in more than 30 years. Freshman center Jarrett Allen has entered this year's NBA draft and freshman guard Andrew Jones is still considering whether to return to Texas.

Bamba average 12.8 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.4 blocks as a high school senior in Westtown, Pennsylvania, outside Philadelphia, and was a McDonald's All-American.