Jon Scheyer is playing less and producing more. Duke’s one-time starting shooting guard came off the bench and scored 22 points to lead the 13th-ranked Blue Devils to an 86-61 rout of New Mexico State on Monday night. Scheyer, who as a freshman started 31 of 32 games and averaged about 34 minutes, is playing about eight fewer minutes per game this season as a reserve on a much deeper Duke team.
Kansas sophomore guard Sherron Collins, the fourth-ranked Jayhawks’ leading scorer in their first two games, will be out at least six weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a stress fracture in his left foot. Coach Bill Self told Sports Betting News the 5-foot-11 Collins visited the doctor after experiencing pain in the foot on Monday and X-rays revealed the fracture.
Arizona interim coach Kevin O’Neill said Lute Olson will return soon from his personal leave of absence. “He will be back shortly,” O’Neill said Monday at a campus news conference. “We all know that and our job is to go about our business day to day until he is back.” No date has been set for the 73-year-old Olson’s return.
The Atlantic Sun Conference doesn’t have any members in the Top 25, but its teams knocked a couple of big-name schools out of the rankings. Gardner-Webb’s win over Kentucky and Mercer’s victory over Southern California weren’t enough to get them into Sports Betting News’ first regular-season poll Monday, although both did receive votes.
Maryland had just finished playing its first game when coach Gary Williams turned his attention toward the next one. D.J. Strawberry scored 19 points, Ekene Ibekwe had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and the Terrapins beat Hampton 102-75 Tuesday night to advance to the second round of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic.
The New York Yankees and Jorge Posada agreed Monday night to a $52.4 million, four-year contract that keeps the catcher off the free-agent market. A five-time All-Star, Posada said Sunday he was “really close” to a deal with the Yankees and his preference was to remain with the only major league team he’s played for.
Darrell Jackson sat stewing at his locker long after most of his San Francisco teammates left Monday night, the longtime Seattle receiver still wearing his grass-stained 49ers uniform. After a historically bad night for his new team during another steady victory for his old Seahawks, Jackson could be excused for momentarily wishing he had never changed jerseys.
The Utah Jazz had a huge advantage before their game against the Sacramento Kings even started. The Kings lost yet another player when center Brad Miller didn’t dress because of a bruised thigh and the Jazz capitalized on it with a 117-93 win Monday night, but only after letting a 25-point lead slip to 10 with a sloppy third quarter.
Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James were the headliners, but Allen Iverson and J.R. Smith stole the show. Iverson scored a season-high 37 points and Smith added 29 to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-100 on Monday night. “They didn’t steal my spotlight,” said Anthony, who had 22 points and nine rebounds.
Allen Iverson scored a season-high 37 points and J.R. Smith added 29 to help the Denver Nuggets beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 122-100 on Monday night.
Chris Paul made the tiebreaking layup with 2.6 seconds left and finished with a season-high 27 points, leading the New Orleans Hornets to an 84-82 victory over the New Jersey Nets on Monday night.
Nuggets guard J.R. Smith finishes the fast-break alley-oop on the nice feed from Allen Iverson.
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