University of Southern Indiana Track & Field begins the 2016 indoor season Saturday at the Little Giant Invitational in Crawfordsville, Indiana.Buoyed by the return of two national champions, the Screaming Eagles’ men were ranked No. 14 in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association Preseason Top 25 Computer Rankings. USI finished seventh at the NCAA Division II Indoor Championships a year ago when Tyler Pence (Springfield, Illinois) and Johnnie Guy (Palmyra, Indiana) finished first and second, respectively, in the 5,000 meters.Pence, a senior this season, went on to win the national championship in the 10,000 meters during the outdoor season, ahead of Guy, who was second in the event after winning the national title in the 10,000 meters as a sophomore in 2014.USI’s women will be led by sophomore distance runner Emily Roberts (Fredericktown, Ohio). Roberts is coming off a fifth-place finish at the NCAA II Cross Country Championships this past fall, tying her for the best finish in program history.An All-American on the cross country course, Roberts earned All-Midwest Region honors in the 10,000 meters last spring after qualifying for the NCAA II Outdoor Championships. She posted a provisional time in the 5,000 meters during the indoor season last year.The Little Giant Invitational is the first of seven regular-season meets that USI is schedule to compete in and the only regular-season meet that the Eagles’ will compete in as a full squad—USI will run split squads for the rest of the regular-season before reuniting for the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships February 27-28. FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Area Basketball ScoresSaturday (12-1)Boys ScoresSouth Ripley 52 North Decatur 47East Central 57 Richmond 55Oldenburg 64 Morristown 47Franklin County 55 Centerville 50 (OT)Milan 56 Lawrenceburg 45Rising Sun 64 South Decatur 42Shelbyville 60 Connersville 59 (OT)Crothersville 63 Switz. County 61Shawe Memorial 52 Indy Deaf 34SW Hanover 72 Columbus East 65Triton Central 72 SW-Shelby 62Silver Creek 85 Jennings County 49Batesville Freshman Boys were victorious against The North Decatur Chargers 44-30. Batesville was led in scoring by Ian Powers (10), Zach Wade (9), and Eli Pierson (8). Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sean Boyce.Girls ScoresBatesville 44 Shelbyville 32East Central 50 Jennings County 33Jac-Cen-Del 67 South Dearborn 35Lawrenceburg 58 Milan 33Oldenburg 69 South Decatur 43Greensburg 64 Connersville 34Switz. County 67 Christian Academy 22Morristown 57 Union County 52Westfield 49 Rushville 45Austin 65 Shawe Memorial 24
Former Bulls forward Jabari Parker speaks on Jim Boylen’s decision to remove him from rotation Paul George’s 45 points paced the visiting Thunder. He also tallied 11 rebounds on the night. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth consecutive triple-double.James Harden scored 42 points but missed some big shots down the stretch for the Rockets. Related News Celtics booed off home court after blowing 28-point lead in loss to Clippers 😱😱😱Dennis Smith Jr. to DeAndre Jordan OFF THE GLASS! #NewYorkForever💻📱: https://t.co/L3VurkatG8 pic.twitter.com/L3d1RnZ9fe— NBA (@NBA) February 10, 2019Ricky Rubio showcased his vision with this feed to Rudy Gobert in Utah’s 125-105 triumph over San Antonio.what’s prettier than Ricky’s passing we’ll wait pic.twitter.com/zUaV1laK8G— Utah Jazz (@utahjazz) February 9, 2019What’s Next?Lakers (28-27) at 76ers (35-20) 3:30 p.m. ET — Philadelphia dominated Los Angeles in the last matchup between these two teams. Now the 76ers have a new and much more potent starting lineup. The Lakers will have their hands full taking on this gifted 76ers team in the Wells Fargo Center. Oklahoma City has now won three straight while Houston’s three-game winning streak was snapped.Studs of the NightKemba Walker’s 37-point performance lifted the Hornets past the Hawks 129-120.Bradley Beal recorded 31 points and added four steals in Washington’s 134-125 victory over Chicago.Duds of the NightAl Horford scored six points on 3-of-11 shooting in the Celtics’ 123-112 loss to the Clippers.Avery Bradley scored eight points on 3-of-10 shooting as the Grizzlies took down the Pelicans 99-90.HighlightsThe pass off the backboard from Dennis Smith Jr. to DeAndre Jordan was a bright spot in the Knicks’ 104-99 loss to the Raptors. Houston blew a 26-point lead against Oklahoma City on Saturday.The Thunder claimed a 117-112 victory in the end, and both sides had 40-point scorers.