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Ohio State gets #2 seed in West Regional; plays Iona on Friday

Sam Thompson has been emerging lately for the Buckeyes

The Ohio State Buckeyes, who did the improbable, won their final five games of the season and then the Big Ten Tournament championship is heading to the NCAA and will only have to travel 85 miles to play.

The Buckeyes will travel to Southwest Ohio and play at the University of Dayton Arena against the Gaels of Iona.

The games in the West Region, will be Friday and Sunday.

Other matchups include, Indiana vs. the winner of the Long Island University/James Madison, NC State vs. Temple and  Notre Dame vs. Iowa State.

Aaron Craft will lead the Buckeyes on offense and defense

PHOTOS COURTESY OF JASON MOWRY PHOTOGRAPHY

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Greeneview star Bradds chooses Ohio Bobcats

 

Evan Bradds (courtesy of Greeneview High School athletics)

Jamestown Greeneview High School basketball player Evan Bradds decided to make his college choice now and get it out of the way.

At the end of verbally committed to the Ohio University Bobcats basketball program saying “that it was the right fit for him.”

Bradds, a 6-foot-6, 185-pound post player, averaged 17.0 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 52 percent from the field as a sophomore last season.

He helped lead the Rams to their second straight appearance in the Division III district championship game, and was named Division III District 9 Player of the Year.

Bradds also considered offers from Miami (Ohio), Akron, Toledo, Wright State, James Madison and Albany.

If the name Bradds sounds familiar, it should. His dad, David, played at the University of Dayton, and his grandfather, Gary, a former legend at Ohio State, was an NBA first-round draft pick.

Bradds, who’ll graduate from high school in 2013, has the ability to be a big-time scorer shooter, he’s tough in the lane and can drive the basketball according to scouting reports.

 

Special thanks goes out to the Bradds’ family and Greeneview athletic director Mark Rinehart for giving permission to use Evan’s photo

Info compiled from staff, recruiting news, Radio & TV news

NCAA FIRST FOUR, Dayton, Ohio; VCU shows CAA belongs by beating USC

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Jamie Skeen (courtesy of VCU athletics)

Virginia Commonwealth University is a member of the NCAA Mid-major conference, Colonial Athletic Association.

The CAA is often disrepected by the national media, but it is a solid conference with VCU, Old Dominion, Northeastern, George Mason, Delaware, Drexel, Georgia State, Hofstra, James Madison, North Carolina-Wilmington and William & Mary.

The 11th-seeded team Rams used a suffocating defense to corral the taller and stronger USC Trojans in winning 59-46. The Rams up their record to 24-11.

Jamie Skeen scored 16 points to lead VCU into a showdown against sixth-seeded Georgetown (21-10) on Friday in Chicago.

Jio Fontan scored 14 points and Nikola Vucevic 11 for USC (19-15), which managed only one field goal over the final 9 minutes of the game.

The Rams shut down Vucevic, a first-team All-Pac-10 performer, was double and triple-teammed and never got into a rhythm.

The halftime score was 22-22.

In the 2nd half, the Rams found their shooting shoes to go up 34-27. USC came back  to 44-43 but VCU pulled away never to give up the lead ever again.

Shaka Smart, the VCU coach was making a return to UD Arena. He used to be on the staff of the Dayton Flyers under Oliver Purnell as the head of basketball operations in the last decade.

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY RAMS POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE

46 553 Bradford Burgess VCU How hungry was the team going after loose balls, steals

46 555 Jamie Skeen VCU Getting an first NCAA win as a senior

46 556 Joey Rodriguez VCU On Colonial Athletic Association being disrrespected

46 557 Shaka Smart VCU coach Was he happy the game was 59-46

46 559 Shaka Smart VCU coach On game by Gahanna product Rob Brandenberg

46 562 Shaka Smart VCU coach Team handling NCAA exposure well, 1st win

46 565 Shaka Smart The First Four Games has been criticized his thoughts

46 566 Shaka Smart VCU coach He used to work for the Dayton Flyers, likes UD Arena atmosphere

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TROJANS POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE

46 539 Kevin O’Neill USC coach On loss, making NCAA, His Seniors

46 540 Nikola Vucevic Could not run offense thru him like planned

46 541 Nikola Vucevic USC This style of VCU is tough trying to stop 3′s and in foul trouble

46 542 Jio Fontan USC Why they lost, frustrations and emotions

46 545 Kevin O’Neill USC Did VCU want it more, was it their experience in NCAA before

46 547 Kevin O’Neill USC Did the lack of depth catch up with you tonight

46 548 Kevin O’Neill Stressing Tempo all year but couldn’t against VCU


Miami senior Winbush earns MAC East Player of the Week

Nick Winbush (courtesy of Miami athletics)

Miami University senior forward Nick Winbush (Shaker Heights, Ohio/Shaker Heights High School) has earned the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week honors after averaging a double-double last week.

Winbush had back-to-back double-doubles for the second time this season and averaged a very impressive 18.5 ppg and 11.0 rpg as Miami moved a half-game into first place in the MAC East Division standings.

For the week, he shot 51.9 percent from the field and had five blocked shots.  He never took a rest in either Miami game. This is the first player of the week honor of Winbush’s career and the third for a RedHawk this season.

In an 86-80 overtime win over Kent State, Winbush tied a career-high with 26 points to take over first place in the East Division. He also pulled down 12 boards with 3 steals.

At James Madison, Winbush scored 11 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds in the one-point loss.

Info courtesy of Miami athletics news

Virginia Tech beats Georgia Tech in key ACC battle, 28-21

 

(courtesy of VA Tech athletics via Wikipedia Commons)

The Virginia Tech Hokies had a key game Thursday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Coastal Division. Not only was it a key game, but a challenging since some of their other games were less than tight.

Tailback David Wilson returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown with 2:23 to play, rallying the number 20 Hokies from a sloppy,  lethargic effort to a 28-21 win over the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

Virginia Tech is now 7-2 overall, 5-0 in the ACC Coastal Division. Remember, this is a team which was 0-2 to start the season after losing to Boise State and James Madison of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

Georgia Tech lost quarterback Joshua Nesbitt to an injury before the end of the second quarter.

Virginia Tech still has key games left with North Carolina and Miami in the next two weeks before closing their regular season at home against arch-rival Virginia. If they can win those games, they’ll be playing in the ACC title game.

Georgia Tech falls to 5-4, 3-3 in the ACC Coastal Division.

compiled from staff & Virginia Tech news

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