Toby Hegner, a freshman at Creighton, was showered with beer after diving for a loose ball on Wednesday night against Oklahoma. Hegner was upset with himself for not saving the ball, but bounced right up, wiped himself off and got back on the court. The Blue Jays, who are now playing without star Doug McDermott, ended up beating Oklahoma 65-63 to improve to 3-0.
Top-ranked Kentucky destroyed Kansas, 72-40, and, really, it wasn’t as close as the final score suggests. A 32-point beatdown is not the ideal way for a college basketball powerhouse to get on the right track.
Jayhawks coach Bill Self was understandably distraught after the loss. After taking a big swig of water at his postgame press conference, he quipped that he’d rather be guzzling vodka.
Angel Rodriguez scored 24 points including the eventual game-winner on a late 3-pointer to give the Hurricanes a 68-67 lead with 18-seconds left in the 2nd half. Rodriguez hit 5 of 8 three-pointers and the unranked Hurricanes are now 2-0 on the season.
Indiana sophomore forward Devin Davis is in serious condition after a car accident involving teammate Emmitt Holt, the school announced. Davis was on foot and walked into the road shortly after being dropped off by Holt at Memorial Stadium early this morning.
Sgt. Jeffery Canada says Holt and passengers in his SUV told police they had dropped Davis off in the parking lot outside the stadium about 12:45 a.m. Saturday.
Canada says Holt was driving away when Davis suddenly entered the roadway for unknown reasons and collided with the vehicle. Police found Davis unconscious with a head injury.
Holt was issued citations for misdemeanor illegal consumption of alcohol and cited for being under age 21 and operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content above 0.02.
Davis averaged 2.4 points per game in 29 games for the Hoosiers last season.
Tom Izzo is great a Midnight Madness. Two years ago he and his family dressed up like The Avengers. This year, his family filmed a cold-open that featured Steve Mariucci marveling at color television and warm weather. The theme was “what would Tom Izzo have done for a career if he hadn’t been a basketball coach. The answer? He’d be the accordion player for KISS. Or at least the KISS cover band War Machine. No matter how you feel about KISS, you have to admit, this was pretty amazing all around.
Morehead State presumably gathered the entire campus in the gym to watch this one student put on a show. He delivered, taking off his shirt, going up and completely blowing a dunk in front of the whole student body.
The incident happened Wednesday night, and the school took swift action. Walker, a 6-foot-4 shooting guard, played in 33 games as a freshman, averaging 12 minutes off the bench and scored 4.7 ppg. He was part of a ballyhooed incoming class that lifted the Longhorns to the NCAA Tournament.