NCAA Roundup: Northwestern, Illinois ousted

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NCAA Roundup: Northwestern, Illinois ousted

Friday, March 11, 2011
Posted: 1:37 p.m. Updated: 4:19 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Jared Sullingerhad 20 points and 18 rebounds to help No. 1 Ohio State beatNorthwestern 67-61 in overtime on Friday in the Big Ten tournamentquarterfinals.Sullinger made all 10 of his freethrows in overtime after missing a baseline jumper that would have wonthe game as time expired in regulation. His 18 rebounds fell one shortof the tournament record set by Ohio State's Greg Oden in 2007.Aaron Craft scored 17 points, and Jon Diebler added 13 for the Buckeyes (30-2).John Shurna scored 23 points, Michael Thompson scored 15 points and Drew Crawfordhad 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Wildcats (18-13). Thompson wascoming off a tournament-record 35 points in Thursday's win overMinnesota.

Boxscore Complete RecapMichigan's late rally knocks out Illinois
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Darius Morrisscored eight of his 17 points in the final eight minutes Friday,leading Michigan back from a nine-point deficit to beat Illinois 60-55in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals.Wolverines coach John Beilein beatthe tourney's winningest team, won his 1,000th game as a head coach andset up a semifinal date Saturday with No. 1 Ohio State.Mike Tisdale, Demetri McCamey and Brandon Pauleach scored 10 points to lead the Fighting Illini (19-13). It's onlythe second time in 14 years that Illinois did not advance to the semis.After closing the first half on a17-4 run, the Illini didn't let Michigan (20-12) get closer than sevenuntil Morris took over late.Morris tied the score at 51 with 3:24 left, and Tim Hardaway Jr.'s 3-pointer with 1:42 left finally gave Michigan a 56-53 lead that it didn't relinquish.Boxscore Complete Recap
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Sheryl Swoopes under investigation for coaching practices at Loyola

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Sheryl Swoopes under investigation for coaching practices at Loyola

Loyola women's basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes is under investigation for coaching practices at the university.

The investigation was sparked after 10 of the team's 12 players have transferred or have requested releases — nine having been recruited by Swoopes. Loyola began an "independent and comprehensive university investigation" on April 15.

According to Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune, five former players have stated that Swoopes' "unusual coaching style" was the reason behind their exits.

Swoopes has declined to comment on any allegations, according to Ryan. Loyola released the following statement on Thursday:

"Until the investigation is completed, the athletics department and women's basketball coaching staff are conducting business as usual as we prepare for the 2016-2017 season."

Swoopes is listed as one of the greatest WNBA players of all-time. She was hired to coach Loyola's women's basketball team in 2013.

Click here to read the full story from the Chicago Tribune.

NCAA final rematch: Loyola-Lewis in men's volleyball MIVA semis Wednesday on CSN+

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NCAA final rematch: Loyola-Lewis in men's volleyball MIVA semis Wednesday on CSN+

A rematch of the 2015 NCAA men's volleyball final between Loyola and Lewis will be aired on CSN+ on Wednesday at 7 p.m..

The two-time defending NCAA Champion Loyola men's volleyball team will take on Lewis, which the Ramblers defeated in five games in last year's final, in the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association tournament semifinal.

The two Chicagoland schools are again among the best teams in the country with the Ramblers currently ranked No. 10 in the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I-II Men’s Coaches Poll and the Flyers coming in at No. 12. Loyola is the No. 2 seed in the tournament while the Flyers hold the No. 4 seed.

This is the fifth straight year the two teams have met in the MIVA tournament, including meeting in the tournament final each of the past three years.

Local products feature heavily on both teams. Jeff Jendryk, a graduate of St. Francis High School in Wheaton, leads the Ramblers with 266 kills, Cary-Grove grad Jake Selsky leads Loyola with 180 digs and Ricky Gevis (Benet Academy) has 174 kills. Key Chicagoland players for Lewis include kills-leader Mitch Perinar (Minooka), blocks-leader Bobby Walsh (Mt. Carmel), digs-leader Jake Walenga (Lincoln-Way North) and setter Scott Fifer (Sandburg).