NCAA Basketball

Western Illinois Leathernecks (16-16)


Sat. 2/19 Thu. 2/24 Sat. 2/26 Sun. 3/6 Sat. 3/19
@ SouDak 
L 65-78
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vs. Omaha 
W 88-76
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vs. Denver 
L 77-83
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@ OrRob 
L 68-80
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@ UTEP 
L 54-80
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UTEP rolls past Western Illinois 80-54 in TBC tournament

EL PASO, Texas (AP) Keonte Kennedy tossed in 22 points, Souley Boum scored 20 and UTEP breezed past Western Illinois 80-54 in the first round of The Basketball Classic on Saturday.

Jamari Sibley added 11 points for the Miners (20-13). Tydus Verhoeven scored 10.

Western Illinois totaled 21 points in the first half, a season low for the team.

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Leaders
Points: T. Massner16.4
Rebounds: T. Massner6.2
Assists: T. Massner4.0
FG%: T. Massner43.2%
FT%: W. Carius75.2%
3P%: C. Sandage35.1%
Steals: T. Massner1.8
Blocks: T. Massner0.6
AP Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Gonzaga28-4
2 Arizona33-4
3 Kansas34-6
4 Baylor27-7
5 Tennessee27-8
6 Villanova30-8
7 Kentucky26-8
8 Auburn28-6
9 Duke32-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Coaches Rankings
Rank School Rec
1 Kansas34-6
2 North Carolina29-10
3 Duke32-7
4 Villanova30-8
5 Gonzaga28-4
6 Arizona33-4
7 Houston32-6
8 Arkansas28-9
9 Baylor27-7
10 Purdue29-8
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Summit League Standings
 ConferenceOverall
  W-L W-L
South Dakota State 18-0 30-5
North Dakota State 13-5 23-10
Oral Roberts 12-6 19-12
Kansas City 12-6 19-12
South Dakota 11-7 19-12
Western Illinois 7-11 16-16
Denver 7-11 11-21
St. Thomas (MN) 4-14 10-20
Omaha 4-14 5-25
North Dakota 2-16 6-25
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Offense (Rank)
Points: 77.9 (32)
Rebounds: 11.5 (68)
Assists: 11.4 (298)
FG%: 43.4% (223)
FT%: 70.8% (207)
3P%: 33.1% (230)
Defense (Rank)
Points: 77.2 (337)
Rebounds: 26.6 (81)
Assists: 12.4 (167)
FG%: 46.4% (328)
FT%: 77.7% (357)
3P%: 37.3% (345)
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