Michigan State Basketball wasn’t ‘Ready to Play’ Nebraska

Andreas Milano

East Lansing, MI – Michigan State basketball is an interesting team to watch this year.

At times, they are unorganized, and nowhere near the Big Ten contender fans are used to seeing; other times, the Spartans look like themselves, but in the blink of an eye, it’s gone again.

That’s how it felt watching MSU compete against Iowa Tuesday night, then travel home to face Nebraska, a team who hadn’t played in 26 days.

Michigan State turned the ball over 22 times (a season-high) while shooting 39% from the floor (23-for-59) and an uninspired 26% from deep (6-for-23).

“I did

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UMass basketball, hockey teams pause as COVID-19 risk level rise causes ban on campus gatherings

Andreas Milano

Due to a campus-wide surge in COVID-19 cases, UMass is shutting down its athletic programs for at least the next two weeks as the campus’ risk status was changed from elevated to high Sunday.

The UMass athletic teams that are playing this winter have been thriving despite the pandemic just over a month away from their respective conference tournaments. The men’s basketball team is coming off an energizing win over rival Rhode Island, Saturday. The hockey team is ranked No. 10 in the nation and the women’s basketball is in the midst of its best season in years. But they

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Cal Basketball: Bears Try To Snap 5-Game Losing Skid Sunday at Stanford

Andreas Milano

CAL (7-13, 2-11 Pac-12) at STANFORD (11-7, 7-5 Pac-12)

WHERE: Maples Pavilion, Stanford, CA

WHEN: Sunday, 7 p.m.

TV/RADIO: FS1/810-AM

CAL-STANFORD HISTORY: Cal leads 152-127, but Stanford has won six of the past 10 meetings including 70-55 at Haas Pavilion on Thursday.

VIDEO: Cal coach Mark Fox, above, calls Stanford senior Oscar da Silva the best player in the Pac-12

CAL STORYLINES: The Bears have lost five in a row, their longest drought in two seasons under coach Mark Fox. The past four of those have come since Matt Bradley (18.6 points, 4.5 rounds) returned from his second ankle injury

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Times of Trenton basketball notebook: TCA leads the way after ghosting Ironmen

Andreas Milano

There has always been an argument about who has been Iron Man’s biggest adversary.

Some will say Ghost, while others say it is clearly Mandarin.

Saturday, the Ironmen of Don Bosco’s biggest foe of the new season was the Iron Mikes, who blew out the state ranked North Jersey team to establish themselves as the team to beat in the Times of Trenton area.

We hope that the postponed TCA Montgomery contest can be made-up, to see if the Cougars can prove to be the top public school team in the area.

Allentown (Last week 0-1, overall 0-1):

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No. 1 Louisville women’s basketball steals a win away from Notre Dame

Andreas Milano

It was a sloppy win for No. 1 Louisville women’s basketball, but what matters is it’s still a win. The 18th of the season, in fact.

The Cardinals (18-1) overcome a rocky game to beat visiting Notre Dame 71-65 Sunday.

Not much went right for U of L in this game, but good teams find a way to win even when it’s not pretty.

All-American Dana Evans, once again, proved she was the best player on the floor leading all scorers with 27 points, including a clutch three when the team had a one-point lead with less than a minute

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Pasadena at cusp to district basketball title after topping Mavs

Andreas Milano

The unbelievable, the stunning, the exhilaration now sits just 32 minutes away.

Pasadena High School’s varsity boys basketball program, never thought of as a potential district champion for nearly the last three decades, can clearly see the prize right in front of them.

The once-beaten Eagles outscored Memorial 9-3 from the fourth period free-throw line, enabling Pasadena to defeat the Mavs 50-46 in a spine-tingling District 22-6A contest in the Mavs Gym Saturday afternoon.

With the game dripping with Class 6A state playoff repercussions, upstart Pasadena reduced its magic number to capturing its first outright district championship since the 1992-93

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