Delaware trails by 40 points at half, loses big to Northeastern

Delaware trails by 40 points at half, loses big to Northeastern

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BOSTON -- T.J. Williams had 18 points and a career-high 11 assists, and Northeastern used a 40-point halftime lead and cruised to a 90-54 victory over Delaware on Thursday night.

Williams was 6 of 10 from the floor and made four 3-pointers. Shawn Occeus added 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting and made five 3s for Northeastern (10-5, 3-0), which hit 31 of 51 for 61 percent shooting from the field, and made 21 of 33 3-pointers (63.6 percent). Bolden Brace added a career-best 15 points.

Cazmon Hayes scored 13 points and Skye Johnson had 12 to lead Delaware (7-9, 0-3).

Williams scored 15 points and had eight assists in the first half as the Huskies shot 65 percent and made 14 of 18 3s for a 58-18 halftime lead. The Blue Hens made just 7 of 27 field goals in the opening half.

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.