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Tesalon Felicien | | February 16, 2015

Hilliard dominates and delivers

Player of the Week: Willie fuels the Kentucky engine

Tied at 65 with just seconds left in regulation against Butler Saturday, Darrun Hilliard II knocked down clutch 3-pointer in the left corner to push the Wildcats past No. 18 Butler 68-65. The crowd fell silent. The Bulldogs missed the insuing possession and Villanova took home the victory. Hilliard’s 31-point performance was a career high for the senior forward. The 3-pointer was one of eight he made in the game, also a career high. He scored 16 against Providence earlier in the week. Villanova, now 23-3, 10-2 in the Big East returns home to face Seton Hall on Monday.



vs. PRO

32 5-13 5-5 3 1 0
vs. BUT 34 9-16 5-9 8 3 2

Widely regarded as one of the best freshman this year, D’ Angelo Russell continued to play at a high level for Ohio State. He punished Rutgers last Sunday night in the 79-60 victory, recording his first triple double with 23 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists -- the only freshman in DI basketball to accomplish that feat this season. He returned Thursday night with a 17 point, seven assist performance against Penn State. But against Michigan State two nights later, the freshman guard was limited to 10 points in a losing effort to the Spartans. The Buckeyes look to rebound with a Feb. 22 tipoff at Michigan.



vs. RUT

23 8-13 4-5 11 11 1
vs. PSU 17 4-13 8-10 6 7 1
vs. MSU 10 4-13 0-2 5 6 1



After back to back losses a week ago, John Brown led High Point to wins against Winthrop and Campbell in Week 14. He tied a career-high with 34 points while anchoring the Panthers in the come-from-behind win against the Eagles on Wednesday. He also nailed two clutch free throws in the final seconds of the 73-72 game. High Point had been down as many as 16 points in the second half. He continued the week, scoring 21 and grabbing six boards in a 63-51 victory at Campbell on Saturday. The Panthers who is 19-7, 10-4 in the Big South will face a test against Gardner-Webb on Wednesday.




vs. WIN

34 11-16 12-15 5 1 2
vs. CAM 21 9-13 3-3 6 0 0


Top Performers: Ole Miss' Chad Kelly, Ohio State's Darron Lee, Miami's Miami's Michael Badgley

Chad Kelly lit up Alabama for Ole Miss, Darron Lee put Ohio State up against NIU and Miami's Michael Badgley gave the Hurricanes an overtime win with his leg.

Chris Chism, Luke Lowery, David Thompson all top performers


Taylor Clarke sets CofC strikeout mark to lead week's top performers


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