Matt Cullen lost a goal but gained a win in his return to Madison Square Garden. Bottom line, that was way more important to the Carolina Hurricanes. Cullen notched two assists, Cam Ward stopped 28 shots in his second shutout of the season and the Hurricanes bounced back from a blowout loss to beat the New York Rangers 4-0 on Monday night.
It’s been nearly six years since the Boston Bruins enjoyed a visit to the Nassau Coliseum. Tim Thomas stopped 33 shots to help the Bruins win for the first time on Long Island in 11 games, 3-1 over the New York Islanders on Monday night. Glen Murray, Petteri Nokelainen and Chuck Kobasew scored for Boston, which was 0-5-4-1 at the Islanders’ arena since a 4-2 victory on Dec.
A Toronto radio station aired a retraction Monday for claiming last month that Rangers forward Sean Avery made cancer-related remarks to ill Maple Leafs forward Jason Blake. Avery exchanged words and shoves with Blake and his Toronto teammate Darcy Tucker during warmups before New York’s 3-2 shootout victory over the Maple Leafs on Nov.
John Calipari was honest with his team when it was about to start overtime. “I told them, `This is very painful to sit here and be in this,”‘ the coach of No. 2 Memphis told his team after 40 minutes against No. 24 Southern California produced a 54-54 tie. The 8,300 fans at the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night had the same painful feeling Calipari did.
Drew Neitzel figured this would be a difficult night for Michigan State. Luckily for the Spartans, he heated up just in time. Neitzel’s clutch 3-pointer started an important run, Raymar Morgan scored 15 and the ninth-ranked Spartans beat Bradley 66-61 on Tuesday night. “This is huge for us,” Neitzel said.
Undersized and outmuscled, Tennessee turned up the pressure and showed why its the power program on this side of the state. Chris Lofton had 16 points, JaJuan Smith added 13 and No. 10 Tennessee survived a scare to beat Chattanooga 76-70 Tuesday night. Playing their first true road test of the season, the Volunteers (8-1) shot a season-low 36 percent from the field.
The big sophomore stole the attention from the big-time freshman. Luke Harangody had 19 points and a career-high 14 rebounds to lead Notre Dame to its fourth straight win, 68-59 over Kansas State on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. Michael Beasley, the Kansas State freshman who leads the nation in scoring and rebounding, had a big first half with 17 points but managed…
The pockets of Carolina blue brightened the bleacher seats at the ol’ Palestra, and, boy did those top-ranked Tar Heels ever give their fans a reason to cheer. The only part that dazzled coach Roy Williams almost as much as another blowout victory was the way every fan, even those tucked in the cramped corners of the 80-yeard gym, stayed until the end.
Corey Raji scored 13 points and Tyrelle Blair 11 to lead Boston College to a 61-39 victory over Saint Louis on Tuesday night in the schools’ first-ever meeting. BC (6-1) also got 10 points apiece from Tyrese Rice and Shamari Spears. The Eagles open what is expected to be a tough Atlantic Coast Conference schedule at Maryland on Sunday.
The Western Athletic Conference will send one team to the Great Alaska Shootout each year under an agreement with the University of Alaska Anchorage. WAC commissioner Karl Benson said Tuesday the tournament “has a national tradition that attracts top-caliber teams that we are excited to be a part of.” The annual college basketball tournament is held over the Thanksgiving weekend, with some games…
The Southeastern Conference billed the SEC/Big East Invitational as a chance to shine the spotlight onto the hardcourt, something that seldom happens so early in a league where football reigns. Instead, it could highlight a relatively slow start for the SEC. Of the eight teams involved in the inaugural event, only No.
Ask Texas coach Rick Barnes if his Longhorns are better without Kevin Durant, he’ll say that’s the stupidest question he’s heard. “If we had 25 points and 11 rebounds (per game) right now, we’d be a better team,” Barnes said Tuesday. Agreed. But they couldn’t be any more undefeated. The Durant-less Longhorns (7-0) are No.