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UPDATE: Creighton’s Maurice Watson Jr. has ‘no structural ligament damage,’ team fears meniscus tear

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CINCINNATI, Ohio — Greg McDermott may be without point guard Maurice Watson Jr. for a long time.

The rest of the season to be exact.

Watson, who led the nation in assists per game with 8.8 entering today, was carried off the court in the first half of Creighton’s 72-67 victory at Xavier. The 5’10’ playmaker left the game when slashing through the paint and making a running layup as he was fouled. Continue reading UPDATE: Creighton’s Maurice Watson Jr. has ‘no structural ligament damage,’ team fears meniscus tear

Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

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Traci Carter is heading home.

Per Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports, the Marquette Golden Eagles’ transfer has committed to the La Salle Explorers of the Atlantic 10. The sophomore was averaging 4.3 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in 8 games (4 starts) for the 12-6 (3-3) Golden Eagles.

Carter, a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, was the 90th prospect in the class of 2015, according to Rivals.com. Furthermore, the 6’0″ point guard was spotted 18th by FOXSports.com when stratified at his position. Continue reading Marquette transfer Traci Carter commits to La Salle

Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland will continue collegiate career at Nebraska

Isaac Copeland played just seven games this season with the Hoyas due to injury, and announced that he was transferring in mid-December.
Isaac Copeland played just seven games this season with the Hoyas due to injury, and announced that he was transferring in mid-December.

Once a highly-touted recruit coming out of high school, Georgetown Hoyas‘ forward Isaac Copeland found himself in unfamiliar territory in 2016-17.

His role had diminished with the program, limiting his playing time off the hop. Then, the injury bug bit the junior to just seven games in 2016-17, averaging just 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds in under 20 minutes of action per night.

In mid-December, he announced his intentions to transfer from the program, and he received his release.

Several teams reached out and tried to recruit the talented 6’9” forward, but one in particular seemed to have a leg up on the others. On Monday afternoon, it was announced where Copeland would be transferring for the remainder of his collegiate career.

Copeland is headed to the Big Ten Conference, and will join coach Tim Miles and the Nebraska Cornhuskers, just in time for the spring semester to begin. Continue reading Georgetown transfer Isaac Copeland will continue collegiate career at Nebraska

St. John’s Federico Mussini to miss third straight game with infection

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After St. John’s biggest win of the season, the Red Storm will continue to be without a lighting bolt.

Per FanRag Sports’ Jon Rothstein, sophomore Federico Mussini will miss his third straight game today. The Italian, who is averaging 9.7 points per game, has been out due to an infection. Continue reading St. John’s Federico Mussini to miss third straight game with infection

RECAP: Fighting Irish Fall to Top-Ranked Villanova; Suffer First Loss of the Season

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The undefeated streak has come to an end for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, as they suffered their first loss of the 2016-17 season Saturday afternoon to the defending national champions, the Villanova Wildcats.

A very highly anticipated game that featured two of the last few remaining undefeated teams in the country, looking to make early statements before conference play starts.

During his press conference leading up to Saturday’s matchup, Irish Head Coach Mike Brey talked about the challenge at hand and what he wants to see out of his Irish squad.

“I think ‘Nova has a great mental and physical toughness, you know you just watch what they did down at Purdueto win that game down there against a heck of a team in a tough atmosphere, there’s where, we’re going to have to be able to match that, I’m interested to see if we are able to match that”.

In the days leading up to the game, Brey reportedly took a shot at the Duke Blue Devils and the media for the endless hype of Duke’s team and their injured freshman super star, while his team remains in the shadows regardless of their impressive start.

The former assistant of Coach Mike Krzyzewski spoke about how the narrative should be around two experienced teams facing each other that have had tremendous starts to the season rather than whether a freshman will come back from injury before or after the New Year.

It is evident that regardless how well the Irish are doing, they will always have a chip on their shoulder, especially coming into Saturday’s game taking on the defending national champions.

Continue reading RECAP: Fighting Irish Fall to Top-Ranked Villanova; Suffer First Loss of the Season

RECAP: Shooting Woes Doom Lamar on the Road Against DePaul

Billy Garrett, Jr. (above) and Eli Cain combined for 36 points, and the DePaul Blue Demons cruised past the cold-shooting Lama Cardinals on Tuesday night, 80-61. (Source: Getty Images) (Header photo: Chicago Tribune)
Billy Garrett, Jr. (above) and Eli Cain combined for 36 points, and the DePaul Blue Demons cruised past the cold-shooting Lama Cardinals on Tuesday night, 80-61. (Source: Getty Images) (Header photo: Chicago Tribune)

After four wins in their first five games, a stretch that included a marquee road win over the Oregon State Beavers, the Lamar Cardinals have suddenly began to struggle.

Entering Tuesday’s showdown with the DePaul Blue Demons, the Cardinals had lost back-to-back games on their four-game road swing. Lamar’s two losses were by an average of 18 points.

Despite sitting at 4-2 entering Tuesday, DePaul has struggled in its two losses on the year. In their previous outing, the Blue Demons trailed by as many as 39 points against the Northwestern Wildcats, ultimately losing the contest by 16, at 80-64.

Both teams were looking to get back on track, but only one could come away victorious.

Fortunately for the Blue Demons, the Cardinals shot themselves in the foot with a poor shooting performance, and DePaul capitalized on their opportunities.

Eli Cain scored a team-high 21 points, and DePaul rolled in the second half to the 80-61 victory over the Lamar Cardinals. Continue reading RECAP: Shooting Woes Doom Lamar on the Road Against DePaul