Marshall Moses scored 18 points to lead third-seeded Oklahoma State to a 71-54 victory over sixth-seeded Harvard in the first round of the NIT in Stillwater, Okla.
Kyle Casey had 13 points and seven rebounds to lead the way for Havard, which ends its season at 23-7. Keith Wright and Laurent Rivard each scored 10.
Oklahoma State, coached by former UMass coach Travis Ford, had a 41-27 lead at the half. The Cowboys shot 54 percent from the field while Harvard was at 40 percent.
In other NIT action involving New England teams, Norris Cole scored 22 points, including his team's final six, to lead second-seeded Cleveland State to a 63-60 home victory over seventh-seeded Vermont. Matt Glass' 3-point attempt at the buzzer to tie the game bounced off the rim multiple times before falling away.
Pat Bergmann scored 16 to lead the Catamounts, regular-season champions of the America...
Daisuke Matsuzaka quieted some of the concerns about his spring by delivering five shutout innings against the Tigers. He showed good life on his fastball, which touched 93 mph on the scoreboard in Lakeland, while allowing just two hits and one walk while striking out five. In the process, he lowered his spring ERA from 11.42 to 7.24.
The Red Sox collected just three hits against the Tigers (and starter Justin Verlander), though that proved a sufficient output to garner a 2-1 victory in extra innings. Jacoby Ellsbury hit a solo homer in the third inning, and Darnell McDonald added a solo shot in the top of the 10th.
Former Sox catcher Victor Martinez, now serving primarily as the designated hitter for the Tigers, was 1-for-2 with a single and walk in three plate appearances.
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Hoping to "set the record straight," NFLPA assistant executive director of external affairs George Atallah took to Twitter on Tuesday to touch on a recent report that top prospects might boycott the NFL Draft.
"The NFLPA is not asking anyone to 'boycott' anything," Atallah tweeted. "NFL Draft in particular.
"The NFL Draft is special. Players and their families will be in NYC. It just maybe different. We will provide details when we can."
ESPN had reported Monday that 17 top prospects had been told by the NFLPA to choose against showing up to the draft.
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FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Red Sox manager Terry Francona, after reiterating that there is no question that Jonathan Papelbon remains his closer, told reporters in Lakeland prior to his team's game against the Tigers that set-up man Daniel Bard may well be the most valuable pitcher in the bullpen. The ability to use him in different situations and innings -- and for varying durations -- makes him an incredibly meaningful contributor.
"Bard for me is the best weapon you can have. Not having to pigeon hole him is a huge weapon. He can come in in the seventh and get an out. He can pitch the eighth," said Francona. "He won’t be doing that forever because he’s too good – he’s going to be a closer – but for now he’s a huge weapon for us. We kind of did it with Pap that one year. That’s why when we got [Billy] Wagner that one year [in 2009], our bullpen got so much better. Because we got a guy...
FORT MYERS, Fla. – According to a team source, the Red Sox would have had the resources to pursue either Adrian Gonzalez or Carl Crawford, but not both, had Victor Martinez re-signed with the club in the offseason.
The Sox made a pair of offers to Martinez, one for three years and $36 million, another for four years and $42 million. The catcher eventually signed a four-year, $50 million contract with the Tigers.
The two draft picks that the Sox received as compensation for Martinez (a Type A free agent) signing with the Tigers as well as the two the team netted for the departure of Adrian Beltre to the Rangers were also a critical component of the club's offseason calculus.
Without the picks, the Sox might have been reluctant to part with the prospect package they shipped to San Diego for Gonzalez and, for that matter, to sacrifice its own first-round pick for Crawford...
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
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Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.