The Sixers were looking for their third consecutive win last night before they traveled to Cleveland tonight. The Sixers got off to a sluggish start and were trailing by seven by the end of the first quarter. Through the first three quarters the scoring breakdown in each quarter was 29-22 Raptors, 29-22 Sixers, and 29-22 Raptors. The Sixers took over the game in the fourth quarter. Trailing by as much as 11, the Sixers cut into the Raptors lead in the fourth quarter. The Sixers would end the game on a 20-6 run and outscored the Raptors 33-18 in the fourth quarter en route to a 106-98 victory. More here.
Grinnell guard Jack Taylor broke a NCAA record last night by scoring 138 points in a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible University. Taylor went 52-for-108, including 27-for-71 from 3-point range and did not register an assist. He took a shot, on average, every 20 seconds and took 77% of the team’s shots. He broke the previous NCAA record of 116 points. More here.
Claude Giroux is returning from Germany to see a concussion specialist in Atlanta. Collectively, all Flyers fans are holding their breath. Giroux sustained a neck injury after a questionable hit on Friday night. The injury was not supposed to be serious and the visit to the concussion specialist is supposedly precautionary. After the Andrew Bynum fiasco with his “not serious” knee injury, everyone is more sensitive to this. More here.
The Atlantic 10 has certainly showed that they are a conference to be reckoned with. The Saint Joseph’s Hawks took down #20 Notre Dame last Friday night and last night new A-10 member Butler took down #9 North Carolina. The Bulldogs outscored the Tar Heels 35-18 in the first half. They were paced by 17 points a piece from Rotnei Clarke and Kellen Dunham. More here.