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February 3, 2014

Ramblin' Reck: Upsets leave Syracuse in No. 1 spot

TERRE HAUTE — A wild week of men’s college basketball action ended Sunday with Indiana’s Hoosiers knocking off Big Ten leader Michigan 63-52.

The upsets began earlier in the week when Northwestern won at Wisconsin and Penn State prevailed at Ohio State. The Buckeyes rebounded to win at Wisconsin.

In other games, IU lost at Nebraska  — 3-5 in the Big Ten — and Michigan State lost to Georgetown.

Arizona suffered its first loss, losing 60-58 to California and losing forward Brandon Ashley, probably for the rest of the season, with a foot injury.

Syracuse bested Duke in a classic contest and has assumed first place in both of the major polls. The Orangemen and Wichita State are the only unbeaten majors and the Shockers are second in the USA Today/ESPN poll going into Wednesday’s game in Hulman Center against Indiana State.

The Sycamores rebounded nicely from a loss at Southern Illinois to get another road victory at Northern Iowa and will try to hand the Shockers their first defeat in a game that will be televised by the Missouri Valley Conference TV network.

The ISU-WSU action is being touted by the national media and it would be nice to have a big crowd in Hulman Center.

WSU comes to town with the nation’s best road mark in three-plus seasons and also will play at Northern Iowa this week, with that game on ESPN2.

The Sycamores are 56th in Monday’s RPI rankings and Wichita State is No. 6. Some others: Kansas 1, Creighton 10, Indiana 67, Illinois 68, Butler 93, Illinois State 108, Purdue 110, Northern Iowa 112 and Notre Dame 115.

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• Prep patter — High school girls basketball teams began the final week of the regular season on Monday in Illinois and Indiana.

In Illinois, Marshall remained unbeaten and is the No. 1 seed in the Mt. Carmel Regional.

In Indiana, Edgewood claimed the Western Indiana Conference championship with a 6-0 mark.

Northview defeated Sullivan last week to remain unbeaten in WIC boys basketball games. The Knights got back on the winning track after losing to a very good Mooresville team.

Owen Valley also is unbeaten in WIC boys basketball games.

Some games have been rescheduled and possibly may have to be scheduled again with the chances of snow in the area this week.

West Vigo is slated to play host to Greencastle and Terre Haute North is scheduled to be at Bedford North Lawrence in games on Wednesday’s card.

Cloverdale continues to roll along. The Clovers are 13-1 and have clinched the West Central Conference championship. They also defeated Covenant Christian for the first time.

Clay City had a nice win last week, defeating a very good North Daviess team 67-61.

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• Tom-Cattin’ It —  In eighth-grade boys basketball action, Rockville defeated Riverton Parke 47-27 to take the Banks of Wabash championship.

• Kelly Combs of Riverton Parke will play softball at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. She has pitched and played the infield for the :Panthers.

• Oakland University point guard Travis Bader has set a collegiate record for 3-pointers. He got six Sunday to raise his total to 461, breaking the old mark of 457 set by Duke’s J.J. Redick.

• St.Louis is 20-2 in men’s basketball after beating George Mason 87-81 in overtime.

• Lawrence North was ranked 10th in the USA prep girls basketball poll last week.

• Oklahoma City has assumed first place in the National Basketball Association power rankings. The Indiana Pacers are second and Miami is third.

Going into Monday’s games, the Pacers had the best record in the league at 36-10. The Thunder were 38-11.

• Lawrence North coach Jack Keefer won his 700th game when the Wildcats bested Center Grove in prep boys basketball action.

 

Tom Reck may be contacted by telephone at (812) 232-3231, by email at tm_reck@yahoo.com or by mail at 4284 South 5th Street, Apt. 3, Terre Haute, IN, 47802.

 

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