Christian Keeling scored 26 points and Phlandrous Fleming Jr. scored 20 to help Charleston Southern beat Gardner-Webb 83-68 on Sunday to end its six-game losing streak.
Eagles running back Jay Ajayi is the fifth running back in Eagles postseason history to record more than 40 rushing yards and more than 40 receiving yards in the same game, and the first since Brian Westbrook did it twice in the 2004 playoffs.
Minnesota quarterback Case Keenum threw for 318 yards last week, the fourth most he has ever thrown for in a single game. It was also the third-most ever for a Vikings quarterback in the postseason.
At the time, the signing signified a solidification of Seattle’s successful core. A year later, that core seems to be much less certain after a tumultuous season that saw in-fighting, teammate Earl Thomas lobbying for his next move and Bennett’s own ejection at the end of a frustrating road loss.
Daryl Macon wouldn’t be stopped by a scoreless first half.
There would still be plenty of time for Macon to make his impact.
Anton Beard’s jumper with 28 seconds remaining in regulation gave the Razorbacks a 63-61 lead before two free throws by Jordan Harris forced the first overtime.
Arkansas: They had been 0-4 in true road games, including 0-3 in the SEC. Arkansas took gambles on defense and pressured Georgia’s ball-handler in attempts to create turnovers. The strategy sometimes left shooters open, especially early in the first half. … Daniel Gafford, the 6-foot-11 freshman, was scoreless in 27 minutes.
In the nightcap, Florida and TCU met for a much ballyhooed rematch of Sunday’s opening night bout that left the Horned Frogs with their first loss of the bracket round. Florida’s pitching staff is masterful, and though they may score the most runs in this tournament field, they’re also not going to allow them, and the Gators have allowed just a single run in the CWS to this point, quite obviously the lowest runs-against rate of the group.
Florida pitcher Jackson Kowar and TCU man Mitchell Traver held each other’s opposite bats hitless through the first two frames, then Kowar surrendered a single to right and a strong double to left to plate the Frogs’ first run of the night.
A wild pitch moved TCU leadoff man Austen Wade over to third, and the buildup was on with two outs. Wade then scored on a strong Zach Humphreys double to left center, which has received a remarkable number of hits and homers, considering the wind blows in from that area of the park at TD Ameritrade. Never mind, though, since the wind blew out all day on Friday.
In the Hattiesburg regional, host Southern Miss found itself in trouble early against Illinois-Chicago, who’s playing in its first college baseball tournament in nine years. The Flames led 6-0 after the top of the fifth, but the Golden Eagles chipped away over the course of the next two innings, plating three then four runners in the sixth and seventh.
The most dramatic moment of the day’s action took place in the Fayetteville regional’s opener between Missouri State and Oklahoma State. The Cowboys carried a tenuous 5-4 lead into the bottom of the ninth with shutdown closer Trey Cobb on the hill. Missouri State’s slugging shortstop, Jeremy Eierman, then stepped to the plate with a man on first and two outs and ripped a bomb over the right field wall.