College Sports

Evansville stuns Northern Iowa

James Haarsma had 12 points and eight rebounds to help Evansville beat No. 25 Northern Iowa 55-54 on Tuesday night in Evansville, Ind.

Evansville had lost 17 of 18 — the lone win coming against the second-place team in the Missouri Valley Conference, Wichita State — before pulling off one of the biggest upsets of the college basketball season. It was the final home game of the season for the Purple Aces, and 4,716 showed up to watch them beat a ranked team for the first time since 2003.

Kavon Lacey scored 11 points and Colt Ryan added 10 for Evansville (8-20, 2-15 Missouri Valley).

Jake Koch scored 22 points and Adam Koch added 14 for Northern Iowa (24-4, 14-3), which had already clinched the conference title outright and was merely trying to avoid a slip-up. The Panthers were without 7-foot center Jordan Eglseder, who served the last game of a three-game suspension after being arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

N. IOWA (24-4): O'Rear 2-4 0-0 4, A.Koch 6-11 1-2 14, Farokhmanesh 2-8 2-2 7, Ahelegbe 0-2 2-2 2, Moran 1-6 0-0 3, J.Koch 5-10 10-10 22, Dunham 0-4 2-2 2, Sonnen 0-2 0-0 0, Rodenberg 0-1 0-0 0, James 0-0 0- 0 0. Totals 16-48 17-18 54.

EVANSVILLE (8-20): Holmes 4-9 0-3 8, Hopf 0-2 2-2 2, Gregory 0-0 0-0 0, Lacey 4-8 2-2 11, Ryan 2-7 4-5 10, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Taylor 1-2 0-0 2, Cox 2-6 0-0 5, Haarsma 4-4 4-5 12, van Tongeren 2-3 1-2 5. Totals 19 -41 13-19 55.

Halftime—N. Iowa 24-23. 3-Point Goals—N. Iowa 5-23 (J.Koch 2-4, A.Koch 1-3, Moran 1-4, Farokhmanesh 1-7, Ahelegbe 0-1, Sonnen 0-1, Dunham 0-3), Evansville 4-12 (Ryan 2-5, Lacey 1-1, Cox 1-4, Holmes 0-2). Fouled Out—A.Koch. Rebounds—N. Iowa 31 (J.Koch 10), Evansville 28 (Haarsma 8). Assists—N. Iowa 5 (Moran 2), Evansville 12 (Lacey 5). Total Fouls—N. Iowa 21, Evansville 22. A—4,716.

No. 4 Syracuse 99, Providence 85 — Rick Jackson scored a career-high 28 points, 17 in the second half, and Syracuse recovered from an eight-point deficit.

Andy Rautins scored a season-high 28 points, Jackson added nine rebounds and Arinze Onuaku had 12 points and nine boards for the Orange (26-2, 13-2), who clinched a double-bye into the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament.

SYRACUSE (26-2); Jackson 13-17 2-2 28, Johnson 4-14 1-2 10, Onuaku 6-10 0-0 12, Rautins 10-16 0-0 28, Triche 2-5 2-2 6, Jardine 2-4 3-6 8, Joseph 3-6 1-2 7. Totals 40-72 9-14 99.

PROVIDENCE (12-15): Brooks 10-19 0-0 23, Peterson 8-13 3-3 23, Dixon 1-2 0-0 2, Curry 4-8 0-0 11, McKenzie 3-7 0-0 9, Mondy 1-2 0-0 2, Council 5-12 0-1 11, Still 0-1 0-0 0, Hall 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 34-66 3-4 85.

Halftime—Providence 52-47. 3-Point Goals—Syracuse 10-21 (Rautins 8-12, Jardine 1-1, Johnson 1-5, Triche 0-3), Providence 14-33 (Peterson 4-8, Curry 3-6, McKenzie 3-7, Brooks 3-9, Council 1-3) . Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Syracuse 39 (Jackson, Onuaku 9), Providence 29 (Peterson 6). Assists—Syracuse 23 (Jardine, Johnson, Rautins, Triche 4), Providence 19 (Council, Curry 4). Total Fouls— Syracuse 7, Providence 16. A—12,410.

No. 11 Georgetown 70, Louisville 60 — Austin Freeman scored 24 of his 29 points in the second half and Georgetown bounced back from consecutive losses.

The Hoyas (19-7, 9-6 Big East) trailed the entire first half but took control after that behind Freeman and an extended scoring drought by the Cardinals (18-10, 9-6).

Freeman scored the first eight points of the second half, including two thre-pointers, the second of which gave the Hoyas their first lead, 37-35.

GEORGETOWN (19-7): Vaughn 2-4 1-1 5, Monroe 7-17 2-2 16, Wright 0-4 4-5 4, Freeman 9-12 6-6 29, Clark 1-4 1-2 4, Thompson 2-5 0-0 6, Sanford 0-1 2-3 2, Benimon 2-2 0-1 4. Totals 23-49 16-20 70.

LOUISVILLE (18-10): Delk 3-6 2-2 11, Jennings 2-4 0-0 4, Samuels 5-12 1-2 11, Sosa 8-16 6-8 24, Smith 2-5 1-1 6, Knowles 0-3 0-0 0, Siva 0-1 0-0 0, Buckles 1-2 0-0 2, Kuric 0-0 0-0 0, Swopshire 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-50 10-13 60.

Halftime—Louisville 35-29. 3-Point Goals—Georgetown 8-16 (Freeman 5-6, Thompson 2-4, Clark 1-4, Wright 0-2), Louisville 6-18 (Delk 3-6, Sosa 2-7, Smith 1-3, Knowles 0-1, Siva 0-1). Fouled Out —None. Rebounds—Georgetown 33 (Monroe 14), Louisville 26 (Samuels, Swopshire 6). Assists—Georgetown 14 (Monroe 5), Louisville 11 (Sosa 8). Total Fouls—Georgetown 17, Louisville 17. A—19,917.

Florida 75, No. 19 Tennessee 62 — Chandler Parsons scored 19 points, Erving Walker broke out of a shooting slump to also get 19 for Florida.

Vernon Macklin added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Gators, who have won three in a row.

They used a 27-6 run — highlighted by four three-pointers and a bunch of points in the paint — to turn a close game into a lopsided affair.

The victory snapped Tennessee's six-game winning streak in the series and gave Florida's NCAA tournament resume a much-needed boost.

TENNESSEE (20-7): Chism 3-6 0-0 7, Williams 2-5 0-0 4, Maze 4-10 1-2 11, Goins 1-7 0-0 2, Prince 1-5 1-2 3, Woolridge 0-0 0-0 0, McBee 0-0 0-0 0, Hall 0-0 0-0 0, Pearl 1-3 0-2 2, Tatum 3-7 4-5 13, Hopson 8-15 0-0 20. Totals 23-58 6-11 62.

FLORIDA (20-8): Tyus 3-7 2-2 8, Parsons 8-12 2-3 19, Macklin 5-9 3-4 13, Boynton 4-9 3-6 12, Walker 5-10 6-8 19, Shipman 0-0 0-0 0, Werner 0-4 0-1 0, Murphy 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 27-53 16-24 75.

Halftime—Tied 37-37. 3-Point Goals—Tennessee 10-23 (Hopson 4-8, Tatum 3-5, Maze 2-5, Chism 1-2, Goins 0-1, Prince 0-2), Florida 5-14 (Walker 3-4, Parsons 1-2, Boynton 1-5, Werner 0-3). Fouled Out—Chism. Rebounds—Tennessee 29 (Williams 7), Florida 38 (Macklin 10). Assists—Tennessee 13 (Maze 5), Florida 12 (Werner 4). Total Fouls—Tennessee 21, Florida 10. A—11,273.

Missouri Valley

Creighton 83, Southern Illinois 78, OT — Antoine Young scored a career-high 22 points, including six in overtime, to lead Creighton past Southern Illinois.

Justin Carter scored 15 points and Kenny Lawson Jr. added 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Bluejays (15-14, 9-8 Missouri Valley), who swept the season series.

Justin Bocot's 21 points led the Salukis (15-13, 6-11). Carlton Fay added 18, Tony Freeman 14 and Gene Teague 11.

The Salukis led 72-68 with 2:00 left, but Young scored and then Darryl Ashford sent it to overtime tied 72-72 on two free throws with 51 seconds to play.

CREIGHTON (15-14): Carter 7-11 1-3 15, Wragge 3-9 0-0 9, Lawson Jr. 5-10 2-2 12, Jones 2-3 0-0 6, Young 7-14 8-9 22, Witter 1-3 0-0 3, Korver 1-1 0-0 2, Runnels 3-6 0-0 6, Ashford 3-7 2-2 8, Harriman 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 32-65 13-16 83.

S. ILLINOIS (15-13): Teague 5-13 1-2 11, Fay 8-13 0-0 18, Brown-Surles 0-5 2-2 2, T.Freeman 5-16 1-2 14, Bocot 8-15 3-4 21, Mitchell 0-0 0-0 0, Crowder 0-0 0-2 0, Booker 2-2 0-0 4, J.Freeman 3-4 2-2 8. Totals 31- 68 9-14 78.

Halftime—S. Illinois 40-36. End Of Regulation—Tied 72. 3-Point Goals—Creighton 6-17 (Wragge 3-9, Jones 2-2, Witter 1-3, Lawson Jr. 0-1, Young 0-1, Harriman 0-1), S. Illinois 7-27 (T.Freeman 3 -11, Fay 2-7, Bocot 2-7, Brown-Surles 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Creighton 41 (Lawson Jr. 10), S. Illinois 34 (Bocot, Teague 7). Assists—Creighton 10 (Young 3), S. Illinois 17 (T.Freeman 5) . Total Fouls—Creighton 17, S. Illinois 16. A—4,872.

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