CLEVELAND (AP) _ Two Texas police departments have closed their cases on a possible assault involving Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel.
Charges have not been filed despite disturbing allegations that Manziel struck his ex-girlfriend last weekend. Colleen Crowley told police in Fort Worth that Manziel struck her “several times” and that the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner acted “as if he were on some kind of drugs,” but she maintained he was not intoxicated.
Manziel will be released by Cleveland next month, ending two turbulent NFL seasons.
GAINESVILLE, Fla.– Courtney Walker scored a career-high 31 points, but No. 22 Florida held off No. 12 Texas A&M in the closing seconds for a 83-81 victory in a women’s basketball game at the O’Connell Center on Thursday.
The Aggies (15-7, 5-4 SEC) rallied from a 7-point deficit with 6:21 to play to draw within two with 3.2 seconds to play, but Jordan Jones‘ game-tying attempt fell short as the buzzer sounded.
Walker had a career-high 31 points, her first career 30+ point game. The game marked her 30th 20+ point game, which ties her with Danielle Adams for the most 20+ point games in an A&M career.
Florida (19-4, 7-3 SEC) shot 57.1% (8-of-14) on 3-pointers.
The Aggies led by as many as eight points in the third quarter, but Florida responded with 34 points in the frame, capped by a Simone Westbrook 3-pointer at the third quarter buzzer to put the Gators up five.
Texas A&M returns to action on Sunday, February 7 at 3 p.m. to host No. 23 Tennessee at Reed Arena. It is the Aggies’ first regular season game broadcast on ESPN.
â¢ Texas A&M is 15-7 on the season and 5-4 in SEC play. Florida is 18-5 on the season and 6-4 in league games
â¢ Courtney Walker had a career-high 31 points o It is the second 30+ point scoring game for A&M this season, but the first forCourtney Walker in her career
o She had her 10th game of 20+ points of the season and the 30th of her career. Her 30 career 20+ games tie Danielle Adams (2009-11) for the Texas A&M career record (since 2000-01).
o She scored in double figures for the 14th straight game and 21st time in 22 games this season. It is her 95th career double-figure scoring game
o Walker tied Tocarra Williams (2000-04) for third at Texas A&M (Since 2000-01) with her 126th career start. Walker has started every game since the start of the 2012-13 season.
â¢ Chelsea Jennings scored in double figures for the 10th time this season and 15th time in her career
â¢ Khaalia Hillsman scored in double figures for the sixth time this season and 11th time in her career
â¢ Rachel Mitchell had 3 blocks, marking her fifth game of at least three blocks this year, and fourth such game since Jan. 14
â¢ Taylor Cooper had a season-high 7 points
â¢ Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 710-289 in his career and 302-126 in 13 seasons at Texas A&M. Among Division I coaches, he is eighth among active coaches and 13th all-time in career wins.
â¢ Texas A&M returns to action on Sunday, February 7 at 3 p.m. to host No. 23 Tennessee at Reed Arena. It is the Aggies’ first regular season game broadcast on ESPN.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)– Jeff Roberson scored a career-high 20 points to help Vanderbilt upset No. 8 Texas A&M 77-60 on Thursday night for the Commodores’ first win over a ranked team in four years.
Vanderbilt (13-9, 5-4 SEC) had lost its previous 13 games against ranked opponents, including six this season. The Commodores last win over a ranked opponent was in 2012 when it upset No. 1 Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference tournament final.
Texas A&M (18-4, 7-2) lost for the second time in three games, including a 74-71 defeat at Arkansas on Jan. 27.
Wade Baldwin IV had 17 points, Luke Kornet 14 and Damian Jones 13 for Vanderbilt, which tied its season high with 13 3-pointers.
Tonny Trocha-Morelos led the Aggies with 13 points. Alex Carusoadded 11 points. Danuel House scored 10. Jalen Jones, one of the nation’s top players, was held to four points as he missed 10 of his 11 shots. Texas A&M shot just 37 percent from the field.
Vanderbilt got off to a great start by taking a 14-1 lead as the Commodores hit six of their first seven shots from the floor. Damian Jones and Luke Kornet scored 16 of Vanderbilt’s first 18 points.
Texas A&M responded with a 25-9 run that gave the Aggies as 26-23 lead on Admon Gilder‘s 3-pointer with 9:17 left. Vanderbilt finished the first half with a strong push taking a 40-33 lead on a 3-pointer by Wade Baldwin IV with three seconds left in the half.
Texas A&M’s Jalen Jones missed eight of his first nine shots from the floor in the first 20 minutes.
The Commodores remained hot opening the second half with a 7-0 spurt that caused Aggies coach Billy Kennedy to call a timeout after Luke Kornet’s 3-pointer from the top of the key stretched Vanderbilt’s lead to 47-3 with 18:05 left.
Jeff Roberson’s layup capped a 17-1 run, giving Vanderbilt a 49-33 lead with 17:15 left.
Texas A&M Basketball
Vanderbilt 77, No. 8 Texas A&M 60
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By DAVID CAMPBELL
Unlike many on national signing day, there was no last-minute decision for Rajah Preciado.
The College Station safety committed to Baylor last summer and signed his letter-of-intent Wednesday to play college football with the Bears.
Â “It’s relatively close and not just locationwise,” Preciado said of his decision to play in Waco. “The people there feel close to me. It was cool. Making the decision in the summertime enabled me to go into my senior year playing free and just having fun.”
Preciado will likely be called upon to help Baylor’s special teams.
“Rajah is a really smart kid who we offered at camp last spring,” Baylor coach Art Briles said. “We’re high on DBs in this class because these guys need to come in here and help us on special teams. They need to come in ready to get on the field against these explosive offenses in the Big 12, and this is one guy we think can do that.”
A special team standout, Preciado averaged 23.7 yards per punt return. He thinks he will fit into the Bears’ defense, too.
“The defense they run is the same as our defense here,” Preciado said. “That played a huge role because I come into the program really comfortable. I hope I can offer to them the kind of guy who can be dependable and play and do everything that’s right, be a good leader by example.”
Preciado’s signing gave Baylor a strong Brazos Valley contingent. Navasota’s record-setting wide receiver and U.S. Army All-American Tren’Davian Dickson is already enrolled at Baylor.
“Our four receivers we signed this year: [Dickson], Jared Atkinson, Denzel Mims and Devin Duvernay, that’s the top receiving class in America,” Briles said. “And it’s not even close.”
Will Phillips, who played linebacker for the Class 3A Division II state finalist Franklin Lions, signed with the Rice Owls.
“Will is a dominant player who is ready to step up to the collegiate level after showcasing his talents on both sides of the ball in high school,” Rice coach David Bailiff said.
Local schools held special ceremonies to honor the athletes who signed Wednesday.
Among the group, four Bryan football players will advance to college in pairs. Quarterback B.J. Ross and defensive end/linebacker Dedrick Davis will be Crusaders at Mary Hardin-Baylor, while Texas A&T signed Viking defensive linemen Daryl Anderson and Tyson Washington. A&T, a Houston-area school with no conference affiliation, has played against members of the Southwest Junior College Football Conference.
Bryan’s Rebecca Adcock signed to play soccer at McNeese State.
Rudder’s Landri Brown signed for volleyball on Wednesday afternoon, after five Ranger student-athletes signed during a morning get-together at the Rudder Cafe. Brown will attend Southwestern in Georgetown.
Rudder’s signing day started late Wednesday morning with five football players. Bailey Giffen’s decision to attend UT-Permian Basis was for football and baseball. Giffen is a kicker and punter in football. Corsicana’s Navarro got the signatures of Rudder wide receiver Brian Williams and defensive lineman Josh Peoples. Jamall Collins, who played high school in the offensive and defensive backfield, will also go to Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, while tight end Kevin Ford is bound for Northwest Oklahoma State.
A&M Consolidated’s ceremony included seven athletes in five different sports.
In football, Consol running back Tyri Merchant is set to play at Texas A&M-Kingsville. Defensive back and deep snapper Will Raffield will go to West Texas A&M and receiver Kennon Williams plans to attend Southwestern.
Consol tennis player Chad Nguyen inked with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Brooke Shirley signed for women’s soccer at Stephen F. Austin with Jasmyn Steels headed to Northwestern State in track. Haley Slocum also will walk on at Texas A&M in volleyball.
Joining Preciado signing letters of intent at College Station were fellow football players Travis Bettiol and Cedrick Williams. Bettiol will attend Tarleton State, and Williams signed with Blinn.
Two Lady Cougar soccer players also signed: Lauren Spohn with Harvard and Alexis Bullard with Sam Houston State.
Navasota featured a four-player signing ceremony with record-setting quarterback Shelton Eppler going to Trinity Valley and his Rattlers’ teammate, center Dorion Meyers, headed to Texas Lutheran.
Navasota softball players Kynsee Gesch (Dallas) and Madison Witherwax (Howard Payne) also signed.
Ray Smith’s signing made history at Anderson-Shiro. By joining Texas Lutheran, the defensive lineman became the Owls’ first player to sign to play college football.
Cameron defensive lineman D’Andre Adams signed to play football at Southwestern. Rockdale’s 6-foot-6 wide receiver Cristian Lara will play at Blinn.
Brenham goalkeeper Cassidy Musser signed on for soccer at Mary Hardin-Baylor.
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WACO, Texas â The No. 3 Texas A&M men’s tennis team defeated No. 4 Baylor, 4-2, Wednesday evening at the Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center in Waco, Tx. The Aggies improved to 5-0 on the season, while the Bears fell to 5-1.
With the win the Aggies improved to 34-20-1 all-time in the Battle of the Brazos. Wednesday’s defeat was just the second loss for the Bears inside the Hawkins Center since it opened in 2013, falling to 20-2 all-time at the facility.
For the fifth straight match the Aggies captured the doubles point to open the match. Sophomore Arthur Rinderknech and senior Jackson Withrowwere the first off the court with a dominating 6-1 win on doubles court two over Max Tchoutakian and Tommy Podvinski, moving to 4-0 as a pair this season. Seniors Harrison Adams and Shane Vinsant fell 6-2 to Julian Lenz and Will Little on the first doubles court, the loss was the first dual doubles defeat on the season for an Aggie doubles team.
With the day’s first point on the line, No. 29 Jordi Arconada and Max Lunkinwere up to the task. After picking up an early break to take a 2-1 lead, the Bear duo squared the match at four-all. The maroon and white clad pair broke to take a 5-4, followed by securing the point on Lunkin’s serve. The sophomore/junior partnership improved to 3-0 in duals and 6-1 on the season as the defeated Felipe Rios and Jimmy Bendeck.
The two top-five teams split first sets across all six singes courts, but the Aggies increased the lead to 2-0 as No. 29 Vinsant defeated No. 59 Tchoutakian 6-4, 6-4 on court two. The New Braunfels native improved to 10-4 this year, with four wins over ranked opponents and a 3-0 mark in duals.
Withrow pushed the Bears to the brink of defeat with a 6-2, 6-4 win on court six over Podvinski., to remain perfect on the spring season at 3-0. The Bears clawed back into the match as Lenz defeated No. 5 Rinderknech 6-4, 6-1 on court one and Rios defeated Arconada 7-5, 6-4 on court three.
As the match neared a conclusion, Adams and sophomore AJ Catanzariti were in a race to clinch the match for the Aggies. Adams marched back from a 6-3 first set defeat at the hands of Little, but claimed 11 of the next 16 games to lead 5-2 in the third set. Before Adams could serve for the victory, Catanzariti clinched the win for A&M 6-3, 7-6(3) on court five over Bendeck. The Pittsburgh native stands at 7-4 on the season and 3-0 in duals.
The Aggies return to play with a pair of double headers at the Mitchell Tennis Center this weekend. The action begins Friday at noon as the maroon and white take on UTRGV, followed by a 6 p.m. match up against No. 28 Florida State. Sunday the Aggies face No. 13 South Florida at noon before concluding the four-match home stand against St. Edward’s at 4:30 p.m.
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#3 Texas A&M 4, #4 Baylor 2
Feb 03, 2016 at Waco, Texas
Hawkins Indoor Tennis Center
1. Julian Lenz (BU) def. #5 Arthur Rinderknech (TAMU) 6-4, 6-1
2. #29 Shane Vinsant (TAMU) def. #59 Max Tchoutakian (BU) 6-4, 6-4
3. Felipe Rios (BU) def. Jordi Arconada (TAMU) 7-5, 6-4
4. Will Little (BU) vs. Harrison Adams (TAMU) 6-2, 3-6, 2-5, unfinished
5. AJ Catanzariti (TAMU) def. Jimmy Bendeck (BU) 6-3, 7-6 (7-3)
6. Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Tommy Podvinski (BU) 6-2, 6-4
1. Julian Lenz/Will Little (BU) def. Harrison Adams/Shane Vinsant (TAMU) 6-2
2. Arthur Rinderknech/Jackson Withrow (TAMU) def. Max Tchoutakian/Tommy Podvinski (BU) 6-1
3. #29 Max Lunkin/Jordi Arconada (TAMU) def. Felipe Rios/Jimmy Bendeck (BU) 6-4
Texas A&M 5-0; National ranking #3
Baylor 5-1; National ranking #4
Order of finish: Doubles (2, 1, 3); Singles (2, 6, 1, 3, 5)
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas â Texas A&M junior pitcher Ryan Hendrix was honored by USA Baseball on Wednesday for the ‘2015 International Performance of the Year’, recognizing his effort in a combined no-hitter against the Cuban National Team.
The Cypress, Texas native played on the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team over the summer along with teammate Nick Banks. During the first of a five-game series against Cuba, Hendrix and two other pitchers held their opponent hitless, marking the first time ever the Cubans have been no-hit in international competition.
Hendrix was on the mound for Team USA to earn the save and clinch the no-hitter which had been started by fellow SEC pitchers Tanner Houck (Missouri) and A.J. Puk (Florida). Hendrix worked a perfect ninth, capping USA Baseball’s third-ever no-hitter.
“It was really cool to be a part of it,” Hendrix said. “In the bullpen, I didn’t realize we had a no-hitter going. Then in the ninth inning, when I got out on the mound, I realized it was happening. Cuba is known for their baseball, so it’s surreal to think that I was a part of the first-ever no-hit against them.”
USA Baseball, the national governing body of the sport, recognized the no-hitter as 2015 USA Baseball International Performance of the Year, naming Houck, Puk, and Hendrix along with their battery mate Chris Okey (Clemson) as the recipients of the award.
Hendrix led the USA Baseball Collegiate National Team with three saves last summer.
Last season, Hendrix pitched in 23 games for the Aggies as a sophomore, logging a 6-4 record with five saves and a 3.66 ERA. He registered 69 strikeouts in 59.0 innings. In his 18 games out of the bullpen in 2015, Hendrix was 5-2 with five saves, a 0.73 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 37.0 innings.
Hendrix earned Preseason All-America honors from D1Baseball.com heading into the 2016 campaign.
The Aggies begin the 2016 campaign on February 19 with a three game set against Hofstra on Blue Bell Park on Olsen Field.
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|Aaron Hansford||ATH||6-2||210||Washington, D.C.||St. John’s College HS||3:04 PM|
|Clyde Chriss||WR||6-0||175||New Orleans, La.||Warren Easton||12:58 PM|
|Clifford Chattman||DB||6-5||173||New Orleans, La.||McDonough 35||11:43 AM|
|Ikenna Okeke||DB||6-3||200||Smyrna, Tenn.||Smyrna||8:36 AM|
|Charles Oliver||DB||6-2||185||Fairfield, Texas||Fairfield||8:31 AM|
|Travon Fuller||DB||6-0||170||Athens, Texas||Athens||8:12 AM|
|Kendrick Rogers||WR||6-4||185||Frankston, Texas||Frankston||8:08 AM|
|Alton Robinson||DL||6-3||220||Converse, Texas||Judson||8:05 AM|
|Quartney Davis||WR||6-2||181||Houston, Texas||Langham Creek||8:01 AM|
|Tyrel Dodson||LB||6-2||235||Franklin, Tenn.||Centennial||7:59 AM|
|Moses Reynolds||ATH||6-2||180||San Antonio, Texas||Jay||7:54 AM|
|Rakeem Boyd||RB||5-11||200||Houston, Texas||Stratford||7:46 AM|
|Ryan McCollum||OL||6-6||270||Spring, Texas||Klein Oak||7:34 AM|
|Kellen Diesch||OL||6-5||275||Trophy Club, Texas||Byron Nelson||7:17 AM|
|Nick Starkel||QB||6-3||185||Argyle, Texas||Liberty Christian||7:16 AM|
|Austin Anderson||OL||6-4||280||Mineola, Texas||Mineola||7:16 AM|
|Justin Madubuike||DL||6-3||245||McKinney, Texas||McKinney North||7:14 AM|
|Riley Anderson||OL||6-5||285||Mineola, Texas||Mineola||7:11 AM|
|Trevor Knight||QB||6-1||207||San Antonio, Texas||Reagan||Enrolled|
|Braden Mann||K||5-11||185||Houston, Texas||Cy-Fair||Enrolled|
|Colton Prater||OL||6-4||270||Bossier City, La.||Airline||Enrolled|
|Trayveon Williams||RB||5-9||179||Houston, Texas||C.E. King||Enrolled|
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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. â The Texas A&M men’s golf team concluded its first tournament of the spring semester Tuesday, finishing in sixth place at the Sea Best Invitational on TPS at Sawgrass’ Dye’s Valley Course.
“It’s certainly Groundhog Day; different tournament, same results,” Texas A&M head coach J.T. Higginssaid. “Feels like we’ve seen this result before where we’re contending and doing ok before we play a horrendous back nine down the stretch and let it slip away. I think everybody is pretty frustrated and disappointed because we were playing well, even par through 12 holes, and we end up 12-over. That’s unacceptable golf and we’re going to have to rectify that situation.”
Texas A&M (282-293-292=867, +27) turned in a final round of 12-over par on Tuesday, while Florida (265-278-283=826, -14) captured the team title by 23 strokes over second place Liberty (281-288-280=849, +9).
In the player standings, freshman Chandler Phillips (68-75-68=211, +1) surged up the leaderboard with the day’s lowest round. The Huntsville, Texas, native carded a final round two-under par 68 which featured three birdies in his final six holes to climb 11 spots to seventh place.
“Individually, I could not be more proud of Chandler,” Higgins added. “Without him it would have been a disastrous finish. He had the low round of the day and to finish in the top 10 at this tournament is really good. He was great coming down the stretch, three under on his last six holes. I really admired his grit and determination today.”
Meanwhile, seniors Ben Crancer (75-72-75=222, +12) and Adria Arnaus (73-75-77=225, +15) rounded out the A&M lineup in 46th and 61st place, respectively.
Playing as an individual sophomore Andrew Paysse (74-69-70=213, +3) shared 12th place on the leaderboard.
The next competition for Texas A&M will come Feb. 17-19 when the Aggies travel to Kauai, Hawaii, for the 2016 John A. Burns Invitational.
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National Signing Day 2016,Â Letters of intent received by Texas A&M:
Riley Anderson; Â OL Â 6-5 Â 285 Â Mineols, Tx.
Colton Prater; Â OL Â 6-4 Â 270 Â BossieCity La.
Branden Man; Â K Â Cy Fair, Houston
Trayveon Williams; Â RB Â Houston
Justin Madabuike Â DL Â 6-3 Â 245 Â McKinney
Kellen Diesch; Â OL Â 6-5 Â 275 Â Trouphy Club Tx.
Kellen Diesch Â QB Â 6-1 Â 207 Â OU Transfer
Austin Anderson Â OL Â 6-4 Â 280 Â Mineols, Tx.
Nick Starkel Â QB Â 6-3 Â 185 Â Argyle, Tx.
Ryan McCollum Â OL Â 6-6 Â 270 Klein Oaks, Tx
Moses Reynolds Â ATH / QB Â 6-2 Â 180 San Antonio, Tx.
Rakeem Boyd Â RB Â 5-11 Â 200 Â Houston, Tx.
Quartney Davis Â WR Â 6-2 Â 181 Â Â Houston, Tx.
Tyrel Dodson Â LB 6-2 Â 235 Â Franklin, Tn.
Alton Robinson Â DL Â 6-3 Â 220 Â Converse, Tx
Kendrick Rogers Â WR Â 6-4 Â 185 Â Frankston, Tx.
Travon Fuller Â DB Â 6-0 Â 170 Â Athens, Tx.
Charles Oliver Â DB 6-2 Â 185 Â Fairfield, Tx.
Charles Oliver Â Ath / DB Â 6-3 200 Â Smyrna, Tn
HOUSTON (AP) _ The NBA has suspended Rockets center Dwight Howard for tonight’s game against Miami for touching an official during a loss over the weekend.
The league said the one-game suspension without pay was for “striking the arm of a game official” late in Saturday’s home loss to Washington. Houston coach J.B. Bickerstaff was also fined $10,000 for public criticism of the officiating after the game.
Howard was ejected after getting his second technical of the night in the game with the Wizards.
WACOâTexas A&M football standout and NFL great Jacob Green will be inducted tonight (Feb. 2) as part of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2016 presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance. Others to be honored tonight include former University of Texas football coach Fred Akers, former Dallas Cowboys All-Pro lineman Larry Allen, PRCA World Champion Rodeo star Trevor Brazile, former Chicago/St. Louis Cardinals All-Pro lineman Ken Gray, former New York Yankees All-Star pitcher Andy Pettitte and former Negro League Pitcher “Smokey” Joe Williams (deceased).
Green played high school football in Houston for Kashmere High School and signed with Aggie head coach Emory Bellard and earned three letters (1977-79) for Coach Bellard and Coach Tom Wilson for the Texas A&M football team. In his final game at Kyle Field, Green helped lead a 13-7 upset of Top 10-ranked Texas with Aggie head coach Tom Wilson commenting, “Green spent as much time in the Texas backfield as the Longhorn running backs.”
A two-time All-American in 1978 and 1979, Green recorded 22 tackles against Baylor in 1979 which included four quarterback sacks and ended the season with 134 total tackles. Among those were 28 tackles behind the line of scrimmage for losses of 148 yards.
At the end of his Aggie career, Green was the all-time leader in quarterback sacks with 37 and currently is in second place behind Aaron Wallace’s 42 career sacks. Green still holds the single season record of 20 sacks in the 1979 season and holds the record for fumbles caused in a career with 12.
A first-round NFL draft selection by the Seattle Seahawks in 1980, Green had a stellar NFL career and is among the Seattle Seahawks’ Ring of Honor. He recorded 116 sacks in his 12 plus seasons with the Seahawks and when he retired from the NFL, was ranked third all-time in sacks behind Reggie White and Lawrence Taylor. Green posted 12 or more sacks in a season six times in his NFL career and also intercepted three passes and returned two for touchdowns. He earned All-Pro honors in 1983 and 1984 and was a two-time Pro Bowler in 1986 and 1987.
Green was inducted into the Texas A&M Letterman’s Hall of Fame in 1987, was inducted into the Southwest Conference Hall of Fame in 2014 as part of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame complex and was the 2014 SEC Football Legend and was honored at the 2014 SEC Football Championship Game in Atlanta.
Green currently is a vice president for major gifts and endowments for the 12th Man Foundation.
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. â Texas A&M senior Jalen Jones has been selected as one of 10 finalist for the 2016 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame announced Tuesday.
The Dallas native paces the SEC-leading Aggies (18-3; 7-1 SEC) and ranks seventh in the league with a 16.8 point-per-game average that has seen him hit the 20-point mark in eight of 17 games played. For the season, he is shooting 45.0 percent from the field (98-of-218), 34.0 percent from 3-point range (16-of-47) and 76.3 percent from the free throw line (74-of-97). Additionally, Jones leads the team in rebounding at 7.4 boards per game while compiling 11 steals, 13 assists and eight blocked shots.
During SEC play, Jones has been particularly impressive by scoring 20 or more points in five of eight league games while ranking fourth in the league for scoring at 19.3 points per game, sixth in field goal percentage (49.0) and 10th in rebounding (7.6 boards per game).
Jones has recorded three double-double this season and has twice been named SEC Player of the Week as well as being recognized as the Naismith Trophy Player of the Week on Jan. 12. Additionally, on Jan. 25 he was selected to the midseason watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, which is presented annually to men’s college basketball’s National Player of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Named after Hall of Famer and 1959 NCAA Final Four Most Valuable Player Jerry West, the annual Jerry West Award in its second year recognizes the top shooting guards in Division I men’s college basketball.Â A national committee comprised of top college basketball personnel determined the watch list of 20 candidates in October, which has now been narrowed to just ten.
In March, five finalists will be presented to Mr. West and the Hall of Fame’s selection committee for the 2016 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award.Â The winner of the 2016 Jerry West Award will be presented at the ESPN College Basketball Awards Show live from Club Nokia in Los Angeles, CA on Friday, April 8, 2016. Broadcast information will be released at a later date.
Last season, D’Angelo Russell of Ohio State was named the inaugural winner of the 2016 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award. For more information on the 2016 Jerry West Award, log ontowww.HoophallAwards.com.
Grayson Allen, Duke
Malcolm Hill, Illinois
AJ English, Iona
Sheldon McClellan, Miami
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Julian Jacobs, University Southern California
Jalen Jones, Texas A&M
Josh Hart, Villanova
Malcolm Brogdon, Virginia
About the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame: Located in Springfield, Massachusetts, the city where basketball was invented, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame promotes and preserves the game of basketball at every level â professional, collegiate and high school, for both men and women on the global stage.
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District 1 _ EP Americas, EP Coronado, EP Eastwood, EP El Dorado, EP Franklin, EP Montwood, EP Pebble Hills, EP Socorro.
District 2 _ Amarillo Tascosa, Midland, Midland Lee, Odessa, Odessa Permian, Wolfforth Frenship, San Angelo Central (District 2 in football, District 8 in basketball).
District 3 _ Abilene, Haltom City Haltom, Keller, Keller Central, Keller Fossil Ridge, Keller Timber Creek, Weatherford.
District 4 _ Arlington, Arlington Bowie, Arlington Houston, Arlington Lamar, Arlington Martin, FW Young Men’s Leadership Academy, FW Young Women’s Leadership (basketball only), FW Paschal, Mansfield, North Crowley.
District 5 _ Euless Trinity, Hurst Bell, Lewisville, Lewisville Flower Mound, Lewisville Hebron, Lewisville Marcus, Northwest Nelson, Southlake Carroll.
District 6 _ Allen, Denton Guyer, McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Plano, Plano East, Plano West, Wylie.
District 7 _ Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, Irving, Irving MacArthur, Irving Nimitz, South Grand Prairie.
District 8 _ Belton, Copperas Cove, Killeen, Killeen Ellison, Killeen Harker Heights, Killeen Shoemaker, Waco Midway.
District 9 _ Coppell, Dallas Jesuit, Dallas Skyline, Dallas White, Richardson, Richardson Berkner, Richardson Lake Highlands, Richardson Pearce.
District 10 _ Garland, Garland Lakeview Centennial, Garland Naaman Forest, Garland Rowlett, Garland Sachse, North Garland, South Garland.
District 11 _ Longview, Mesquite, Mesquite Horn, North Mesquite, Rockwall, Rockwall-Heath, Tyler, Tyler Lee.
District 12 _ Beaumont West Brook, Conroe, Conroe Oak Ridge, The Woodlands, The Woodlands College Park, Lufkin, Montgomery.
District 13 _ Pflugerville, Pflugerville Hendrickson, Round Rock, Round Rock McNeil, Round Rock Stony Point, Round Rock Westwood, Round Rock Cedar Ridge.
District 14 _ Austin Akins, Austin Anderson, Austin Bowie, Del Valle, Manor, San Marcos.
District 15 _ Houston Memorial, Houston Northbrook, Houston Spring Woods, Houston Stratford, Klein, Klein Collins, Klein Forest, Klein Oak.
District 16 _ Houston Aldine, Houston Davis, Houston Eisenhower, Houston MacArthur, Houston Nimitz, Spring, Spring DeKaney, Spring Westfield.
District 17 _ Cypress Creek, Cypress Fairbanks, Cypress Falls, Cypress Lakes, Cypress Ranch, Cypress Ridge Cypress Springs, Cypress Woods, Houston Jersey Village, Houston Langham Creek.
District 18 _ Houston Bellaire, Houston Chavez, Houston Lamar, Houston Math Science & Technology, Houston Reagan, Houston Westbury, Houston Westside.
District 19 _ Houston Strake Jesuit, Katy, Katy Cinco Ranch, Katy Mayde Creek, Katy Morton Ranch, Katy Seven Lakes, Katy Taylor, Katy Tompkins.
District 20 _ Fort Bend Austin, Fort Bend Bush, Fort Bend Clements, Fort Bend Dulles, Fort Bend Hightower, Fort Bend Kempner, Fort Bend Ridge Point, Fort Bend Travis.
District 21 _ Baytown Memorial, Baytown Sterling, Channelview, Galena Park North Shore, Humble Atascocita, Humble Kingwood, Humble Summer Creek, Sheldon King.
District 22 _ Deer Park, La Porte, Pasadena, Pasadena Dobie, Pasadena Memorial, Pasadena Rayburn, Pasadena South Houston.
District 23 _ Alief Elsik, Alief Hastings, Alief Taylor, Clute Brazoswood, Pearland, Pearland Dawson, Richmond George Ranch.
District 24 _ Alvin, Dickinson, Friendswood, Friendswood Clear Brook, Houston Clear Lake, League City Clear Creek, League City Clear Falls, League City Clear Springs.
District 25 _ Lake Travis, Austin Vandegrift, Austin Westlake, Buda Hays, Cedar Park Vista Ridge, Kyle Lehman, Leander.
District 26 _ SA Churchill, SA Johnson, SA Lee, SA MacArthur, SA Madison, SA Reagan, SA Roosevelt.
District 27 _ Cibolo Steele, Comal Canyon, Smithson Valley, Converse Judson, New Braunfels, SA East Central, SA Wagner, Schertz Clemens.
District 28 _ SA Northside Brandeis, SA Northside Brennan, SA Northside Clark, SA Northside Holmes, SA Northside Jay, SA Northside Marshall, SA Northside O’Connor, SA Northside Stevens, SA Northside Taft, SA Northside Warren.
District 29 _ Del Rio, Eagle Pass, Laredo Alexander, Laredo Johnson, Laredo United, Laredo United South, SA Southwest, South SA.
District 30 _ La Joya, La Joya Juarez-Lincoln, La Joya Palmview, McAllen, McAllen Memorial, McAllen Rowe, Mission.
District 31 _ Edinburg, Edinburg Economedes, Edinburg North, Edinburg Vela, PSJA, PSJA Memorial, PSJA North.
District 32 _ Brownsville Hanna, Brownsville Rivera, Harlingen, Harlingen South, Los Fresnos, San Benito, Weslaco, Weslaco East.
District 1 _ El Paso, EP Andress, EP Austin, EP Bowie, EP Burges, EP Chapin, EP Irvin, EP Jefferson.
District 2 _ Canutillo, Clint Horizon, EP Bel Air, EP Del Valle, EP Eastlake, EP Hanks, EP Parkland, EP Riverside, EP Ysleta.
District 3 _ Amarillo, Amarillo Caprock, Amarillo Palo Duro, Canyon, Canyon Randall, Dumas, Hereford, Plainview.
District 4 _ Abilene Cooper, Lubbock, Lubbock Cooper, Lubbock Coronado, Lubbock Monterey, San Angelo Lake View.
District 5 _ Denison, Denton, Denton Braswell, Denton Ryan, Sherman, Wichita Falls, WF Rider.
District 6 _ Aledo, Azle, FW Boswell, FW Chisholm Trail, Justin Northwest, Justin Northwest Eaton, Saginaw, FW Brewer.
District 7 _ FW Arlington Heights, FW North Side, FW South Hills, FW Southwest, FW Trimble Tech, FW Western Hills, FW Wyatt.
District 8 _ Colleyville Heritage, FW Carter-Riverside, FW Dunbar, FW Eastern Hills, FW Polytechnic, Grapevine, North Richland Hills Birdville, North RichlandÂ Hills, Richland.
District 9 _ Arlington Seguin, Burleson, Burleson Centennial, Cleburne, Crowley, Everman, Granbury, Joshua.
District 10 _ Lancaster, Mansfield Lake Ridge, Mansfield Legacy, Mansfield Summit, Mansfield Timberview, Midlothian, Red Oak, Waxahachie.
District 11 _ Dallas Conrad, Dallas Hillcrest, Dallas Jefferson, Dallas Kimball, Dallas Samuell, Dallas South Oak Cliff, Dallas Spruce.
District 12 _ Dallas Adams, Dallas Adamson, Dallas Molina, Dallas Seagoville, Dallas Sunset, Dallas Wilson, North Dallas.
District 13 _ Frisco, Frisco Centennial, Frisco Heritage, Frisco Independence, Frisco Liberty, Frisco Lone Star, Frisco Reedy, Frisco Wakeland.
District 14 _ Carrollton Creekview, Carrollton Smith, Carrollton Turner, Lake Dallas, Lewisville The Colony, Little Elm, McKinney North, Prosper.
District 15 _ Dallas Highland Park, Forney, Lucas Lovejoy, Mesquite Poteet, North Forney, Royse City, West Mesquite, Wylie East.
District 16 _ Greenville, Hallsville, Longview Pine Tree, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Sulphur Springs, Texarkana Texas.
District 17 _ Corsicana, Ennis, Jacksonville, Lindale, Nacogdoches, Whitehouse.
District 18 _ Bryan, Bryan Rudder, College Station, A&M Consolidated, Temple, Waco, Waco University.
District 19 _ Bastrop, Bastrop Cedar Creek, Cedar Park, Elgin, Georgetown, Georgetown East View, Hutto, Leander Rouse, Pflugerville Connally.
District 20 _ Brenham, Huntsville, Magnolia, Magnolia West, Tomball, Tomball Memorial, Waller, Willis.
District 21 _ Conroe Caney Creek, Crosby, Dayton, Humble, Humble Kingwood Park, Mont Belvieu Barbers Hill, New Caney, New Caney Porter, Splendora.
District 22 _ Baytown Lee, Beaumont Central, Beaumont Ozen, Lumberton, Nederland, Port Arthur Memorial, Port Neches-Groves, Vidor.
District 23 _ Alvin Shadow Creek (basketball only), Fort Bend Elkins, Fort Bend Marshall, Fort Bend Willowridge, Galena Park, Galveston Ball, Manvel, Santa Fe, Texas City.
District 24 _ Houston Austin, Houston Davis, Houston Furr, Houston Lee, Houston Madison, Houston Milby, Houston Sharpstown, Houston Sterling, Houston Waltrip.
District 25 _ Austin, Austin Crockett, Austin LBJ, Austin Lanier, Austin McCallum, Austin Reagan, Austin William Travis.
District 26 _ Boerne Champion, Castroville Medina Valley, Dripping Springs, Kerrville Tivy, Lockhart, Marble Falls, SA Alamo Heights, Seguin.
District 27 _ Angleton, Port Lavaca Calhoun, Richmond Foster, Rosenberg Lamar Consolidated, Rosenberg Terry, Victoria East, Victoria West.
District 28 _ SA Brackenridge, SA Burbank, SA Edison, SA Highlands, SA Houston, SA Jefferson, SA Kennedy, SA Lanier, SA Memorial.
District 29 _ Alice, CC Calallen, Eagle Pass Winn, Floresville, SA Harlandale, SA McCollum, SA Southside. Uvalde
District 30 _ CC Flour Bluff, CC Tuloso-Midway, CC Veterans Memorial, CC Carroll, CC King, CC Miller, CC Moody, CC Ray, Gregory-Portland.
District 31 _ Laredo Cigarroa, Laredo Martin, Laredo Nixon, Mission Sharyland, Mission Veterans, Pharr Valley View, Rio Grande City, Roma, Sharyland Pioneer.
District 32 _ Brownsville Lopez, Brownsville Pace, Brownsville Porter, Brownsville Veterans, Donna, Donna North, Edcouch-Elsa, Mercedes, PSJA
District 1 _ Borger, Levelland, Lubbock Estacado, Pampa.
District 2 _ Andrews, Clint, Clint Mountain View, Fabens, San Elizario.
District 3 _ Abilene Wylie, Big Spring, Brownwood, Snyder, Stephenville.
District 4 _ Argyle, Burkburnett, Decatur, Gainesville, Sanger, WF Hirschi.
District 5 _ FW Diamond Hill-Jarvis. Kennedale. Lake Worth. Mineral Wells. FW Castleberry, Springtown.
District 6 _ Alvarado, Carrollton Ranchview, Dallas Carter, Dallas Hutchins, Dallas Pinkston, Midlothian Heritage.
District 7 _ Anna, Paris, Paris North Lamar, Princeton, Quinlan Ford, Texarkana Liberty-Eylau.
District 8 _ Athens, Brownsboro, Crandall, Kaufman, Mabank, Terrell, Van.
District 9 _ Bullard, Carthage, Center, Henderson, Kilgore, Palestine, Tyler Chapel Hill.
District 10 _ Bridge City, Cleveland, Huffman Hargrave, Livingston, Navasota, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Silsbee.
District 11 _ Houston Kashmere, Houston North Forest, Houston Scarborough, Houston Washington, Houston Wheatley, Houston Worthing, Houston Yates.
District 12 _ Bay City, El Campo, Freeport Brazosport, Needville, Sealy, Stafford, West Columbia.
District 13 _ Burnet, China Spring, Gatesville, Lampasas, Liberty Hill, Waco La Vega.
District 14 _ Austin Eastside Memorial, Boerne, Fischer Canyon Lake, Fredericksburg, Taylor.
District 15 _ Beeville Jones, La Vernia, Pleasanton, Robstown, Rockport-Fulton, Somerset.
District 16 _ Hidalgo Early College, Kingsville King, La Feria, Rio Grande City Grulla, Zapata.
District 1 _ Brownfield, Bushland, Dalhart, Denver City, Perryton.
District 2 _ Fort Stockton, Lamesa, Midland Greenwood, Monahans, Pecos, Seminole, Sweetwater.
District 3 _ Bridgeport, Graham, Iowa Park, Krum, Vernon.
District 4 _ FW Benbrook, Glen Rose, Godley, Hillsboro, Venus, Waxahachie Life.
District 5 _ Aubrey, Bonham, Caddo Mills, Celina, Melissa, Nevada Community.
District 6 _ Canton, Dallas Lincoln, Dallas Roosevelt, Emory Rains, Ferris, Wills Point.
District 7 _ Atlanta, Gilmer, Gladewater, Longview Spring Hill, Pittsburg, Texarkana Pleasant Grove.
District 8 _ Diboll, Huntington, Jasper, Rusk, Tatum.
District 9 _ Fairfield, Lorena, Mexia, Robinson, Salado, Waco Connally.
District 10 _ Caldwell, Columbus, Giddings, Gonzales, La Grange, Smithville.
District 11 _ Bellville, Cleveland Tarkington, Madisonville, Royal, Shepherd.
District 12 _ Hamshire-Fannett, Liberty, Orangefield, Sour Lake Hardin-Jefferson, West Orange-Stark.
District 13 _ Bandera, Geronimo Navarro, Hondo, Llano, Wimberley.
District 14 _ Carrizo Springs, Crystal City, Devine, Lytle, Pearsall, Poteet,
District 15 _ Aransas Pass, Cuero, Ingleside, Sinton, Sweeny, Wharton.
District 16 _ CC West Oso, Orange Grove, Port Isabel, Progreso, Raymondville, Rio Hondo.
District 1 _ Amarillo River Road, Friona, Littlefield, Muleshoe, Shallowater, Slaton.
District 2 _ Crane, Kermit, San Angelo Grape Creek, Tornillo, Wall.
District 3 _ Brady, Clyde, Comanche, Early, Merkel, Tuscola Jim Ned.
District 4 _ Bowie, Boyd, Breckenridge, Brock, Paradise, Ponder.
District 5 _ Callisburg, Howe, Pilot Point, Pottsboro, Van Alstyne, Whitesboro.
District 6 _ Dallas Life Oak Cliff, Dallas Madison, Grandview, Kemp, Maypearl, Palmer, Scurry-Rosser, Sunnyvale.
District 7 _ Commerce, Farmersville, Grand Saline, Mineola, Mount Vernon, Quitman, Winnsboro.
District 8 _ Gladewater Sabine, Hughes Springs, Jefferson, New Boston, Redwater, White Oak.
District 9 _ Elkhart, Eustace, Groesbeck, Malakoff, Palestine Westwood, Teague, West, Whitney.
District 10 _ Cameron Yoe, Franklin, Jarrell, Little River Academy, McGregor, Rockdale, Troy.
District 11 _ Buna, Coldspring-Oakhurst, Kirbyville, Kountze, Trinity, Warren, Woodville.
District 12 _ Anahuac, Hardin, Hempstead, Hitchcock, La Marque, Winnie East Chambers.
District 13 _ Ingram Moore, Lago Vista, Luling, Marion, SA Cole, Universal City Randolph.
District 14 _ Altair Rice, Edna, Hallettsville, Palacios, Van Vleck, Vanderbilt Industrial, Yoakum.
District 15 _ Cotulla, George West, Goliad, Jourdanton, Mathis, Taft.
District 16 _ Bishop, Falfurrias, Lyford, San Diego, Santa Gertrudis Academy, Santa Rosa.
District 1 _ Amarillo Highland Park, Canadian, Childress, Dimmitt, Spearman, Tulia.
District 2 _ Coahoma, Colorado City, Idalou, Lubbock Roosevelt, Stanton.
District 3 _ Alpine, Ballinger, Big Lake Reagan County, San Angelo TLC Academy, Sonora.
District 4 _ Bangs, Cisco, Coleman, Dublin, Eastland, Tolar.
District 5 _ Henrietta, Holliday, Jacksboro, Millsap, Nocona, WF City View.
District 6 _ Cooper, Gunter, Leonard, Paris Chisum, Pattonville Prairiland, Sadler S&S Consolidated, Whitewright.
District 7 _ Daingerfield, De Kalb, New Diana, Hooks, Omaha Pewitt, Ore City, Queen City.
District 8 _ Alba-Golden, Big Sandy Harmony, Como-Pickton, Edgewood, Lone Oak, Winona.
District 9 _ Arp, Beckville, Elysian Fields, Harleton, New London West Rusk, Troup, Waskom.
District 10 _ Corrigan-Camden, Crockett, Frankston, Garrison, Hemphill, Newton.
District 11 _ Blooming Grove, Clifton, Dallas A-Plus Academy, Dallas Triple A Academy, Mildred, Rice, Rio Vista.
District 12 _ Anderson-Shiro, Bruceville-Eddy, Buffalo, Hearne, Jewett Leon, Marlin, New Waverly.
District 13 _ Blanco, Comfort, Florence, Johnson City, Lexington, Rogers.
District 14 _ Bloomington, Boling, Danbury, East Bernard, El Maton Tidehaven, Schulenburg, Wallis Brazos.
District 15 _ Dilley, Karnes City, Natalia, Nixon Smiley, Poth, Stockdale,
District 16 _ Banquete, CC London, Hebbronville, Monte Alto, Odem, Skidmore-Tynan.
District 1 _ Boys Ranch, Panhandle, Sanford-Fritch, Stinnett West Texas, Stratford, Sunray.
District 2 _ Abernathy, Floydada, Hale Center, New Deal, Olton, Sundown.
District 3 _ Anthony, Christoval, Eldorado, McCamey, Ozona.
District 4 _ Anson, Forsan, Hawley, Post, Stamford.
District 5 _ Alvord, Chico, Olney, Seymour, Windthorst.
District 6 _ Bells, Blue Ridge, Celeste, Collinsville, Tom Bean, Trenton, Valley View.
District 7 _ Crawford, De Leon, Goldthwaite, Hamilton, Hico, San Saba, Valley Mills.
District 8 _ Axtell, Bosqueville, Italy, Itasca, Mart, Riesel.
District 9 _ Bogata Rivercrest, Honey Grove, Linden-Kildare, Quinlan Boles, Simms Bowie, Wolfe City.
District 10 _ Big Sandy, Cayuga, Gladewater Union Grove, Hawkins, Kerens, Malakoff Cross Roads.
District 11 _ Alto, Cushing, Joaquin, Price Carlisle, San Augustine,
District 12 _ Centerville, Deweyville, Groveton, Lovelady, Pineland West Sabine, Saratoga West Hardin.
District 13 _ Holland, Moody, Normangee, Rosebud-Lott, Thorndale, Thrall.
District 14 _ Brackettville Brackett, Harper, Junction, Mason, Sabinal.
District 15 _ Ganado, Kenedy, Refugio, Shiner, Weimar, Yorktown.
District 16 _ Ben Bolt-Palito Blanco, Freer, La Villa, Santa Maria, Three Rivers.
District 1 _ Booker, Claude, Gruver, Shamrock, Vega, Wheeler.
District 2 _ Clarendon, Crosbyton, Lockney, Memphis, Ralls, Wellington.
District 3 _ Bovina, Springlake Earth, Farwell, Morton, Smyer, Sudan.
District 4 _ Hamlin, Plains, Roby, Roscoe Collegiate, Seagraves, Tahoka.
District 5 _ Iraan, Menard, Mertzon Irion County, Van Horn, Wink.
District 6 _ Albany, Baird, Bronte, Cross Plains, Miles, Winters.
District 7 _ Archer City, Electra, Haskell, Munday, Petrolia, Quanah.
District 8 _ Era, Lindsay, Muenster, Perrin-Whitt, Ranger, Santo.
District 9 _ Clarksville, Cumby, Dallas Gateway, Detroit, Maud.
District 10 _ Bremond, Chilton, Dawson, Frost, Hubbard, Meridian.
District 11 _ Grapeland, Mount Enterprise, Overton, Tenaha, Timpson, Wortham.
District 12 _ Burkeville, Colmesneil, Evadale, Hull-Daisetta, Iola, Sabine Pass.
District 13 _ Bartlett, Burton, Granger, Milano, Snook, Somerville.
District 14 _ Center Point, D’Hanis, La Pryor, Leakey, Rocksprings.
District 15 _ Charlotte, Falls City, Flatonia, Louise, Pettus, Runge.
District 16 _ Agua Dulce, Benavides, Bruni, Riviera Kaufer, Woodsboro.
District 1 _ Happy, McLean, Miami, White Deer.
District 2 _ Anton, Hart, Nazareth, Whiteface.
District 3 _ Lorenzo, Meadow, New Home, Ropesville Ropes.
District 4 _ Knox City, Paducah, Rotan, Spur.
District 5 _ Gail Borden, Hermleigh, Ira, Lamesa Klondike, O’Donnell.
District 6 _ Garden City, Robert Lee, Sterling City, Westbrook.
District 7 _ Fort Davis, Imperial Buena Vista, Marfa, Rankin.
District 8 _ Paint Rock, Santa Anna, Veribest, Water Valley.
District 9 _ Barksdale Nueces Canyon, Eden, Lometa, Medina.
District 10 _ Blanket, Evant, Jonesboro, Zephyr.
District 11 _ Gordon, Gorman, Lingleville, May.
District 12 _ Bowie Gold-Burg, Bryson, Forestburg, Newcastle, Saint Jo.
District 13 _ Avalon, Blum, Bynum, Covington, Kopperl.
District 14 _ Abbott, Aquilla, Coolidge, Gholson, Penelope.
District 15 _ Fruitvale, Irving Universal Academy, Ladonia Fannindel, Savoy,
District 16 _ Chester, Gilmer Union Hill, High Island, Laird Hill, Leveretts Chapel.
District 1 _ Briscoe Fort Elliott, Follett, Higgins, Lefors.
District 2 _ Groom, Hedley, Silverton, Turkey Valley.
District 3 _ Amherst, Cotton Center, Kress, Lazbuddie, Whitharral.
District 4 _ Matador Motley County, Petersburg, Southland, Wilson.
District 5 _ Balmorhea, Dell City, Grandfalls-Royalty, Sanderson, Sierra Blanca.
District 6 _ Ackerly Sands, Lenorah Grady, Loop, Welch Dawson, Wellman-Union.
District 7 _ Blackwell, Loraine, Roscoe Highland, Trent.
District 8 _ Afton Patton Springs, Benjamin, Guthrie, Jayton.
District 9 _ Chillicothe, Crowell, Harrold, Vernon Northside.
District 10 _ Aspermont, Haskell Paint Creek, Lueders-Avoca, Rule, Throckmorton.
District 11 _ Moran, Rising Star, Strawn, Woodson.
District 12 _ Brookesmith, Gustine, Mullin, Sidney, Valera Panther Creek.
District 13 _ Cherokee, Lohn, Richland Springs, Rochelle.
District 14 _ Cranfills Gap, Iredell, Morgan, Walnut Springs.
District 15 _ Apple Springs, Milford, Mount Calm, Oakwood, Trinidad.
District 16 _ Buckholts, Calvert, Oglesby, Prairie Lea.
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina â In a matchup of undefeated teams, No. 5 North Carolina posted its sixth consecutive shutout and seventh win overall with a 4-0 victory over ninth-ranked Texas A&M today at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center indoor courts. It was the first loss for the Aggies, who entered the match 3-0.
“North Carolina just truly played better tennis than we did,” A&M first-year head coach Mark Weaver said. “They seemed to be a little bit sharper than we were and a little bit better at almost every position.
“I knew going into the match that we are not at our peak level by any means. I think North Carolina probably played as well as they could. I would think if they could play much better, that would be a bit scary, so my guess is they are playing near the peak of their tennis, which generally they do in the early indoor portion of the spring schedule.”
The Tar Heels jumped out to the early lead as Hayley Carter and Whitney Key, the second-ranked doubles team in the nation, raced to a 6-0 victory over A&M’s Eva Paalma and Rachel Pierson at the No. 1 line.
Ashley Dai and Chloe Ouellet-Pizer then clinched the doubles point, winning the first five games en route to a 6-1 victory against Saska Gavrilovska and Domenica Gonzalez at No. 3. The match between UNC’s 16th-ranked Jessie Aney and Kate Vialle and A&M’s Rutuja Bhosale and Anna Mamalat was on serve with the Tar Heels up, 4-3, when the doubles point was clinched and play on the No. 2 court was stopped.
“They really took it to us in the doubles, which they’ve done in the past,” Weaver said. “I was hoping we would be able to rebound from that, because that have taken it to us in the doubles in years past and we were able to jump back and make it a pretty tight contest. Unfortunately we weren’t able to do that today.”
Due to an apparent oversight in the scheduling of the officials, there was only one umpire on site, and she was responsible for all three doubles matches. The start of singles was delayed approximately 40 minutes while the teams awaited the arrival of more umpires.
Once singles play finally began, the Tar Heels, who fielded ranked players on four courts, continued to carry the momentum, winning the first set on all six courts.
Ouellet-Pizer, ranked 112th in the nation, completed the first of three straight-set Tar Heel victories with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Ines Deheza at No. 6 singles. No. 88 Whitney Kay then downed 58th-ranked Pierson, 6-3, 6-1 at No. 2 to put the Tar Heels up, 3-0.
Marika Akkerman completed the Tar Heels’ shutout with a 6-3, 6-1 over freshman Domenica Gonzalez at No. 5, preventing an A&M comeback like the Aggies pulled off in their last visit to Chapel Hill two years ago when they overcame a 3-1 deficit against the then-No. 3 Tar Heels to post the highest ranked win in program history.
“The scoreboard didn’t look too good,” Weaver admitted. “I don’t think the match was quite as bad as the score indicated, but all credit to UNC. There is a reason why they won the National Indoor Championships last year and two of the last three years.”
The remaining three matches would go unfinished. Gavrilovska, ranked 53rd in singles, narrowly lost her first set, 6-4, to sixth-ranked Carter at No. 1 and was trailing 4-1 in the second set when the match was stopped.
Vialle had pulled away for a 6-3 first-set win over Bhosale at No. 3, and the second set was tied, 3-3, when the Tar Heels clinched the victory. Paalma, the reigning SEC Player of the Week, was battling 68th-ranked Jessie Aney at the No. 4 line and had just dropped a first-set tiebreaker when play was stopped.
“I thought Eva Paalma played an excellent match,” Weaver added. “She was a little bit unlucky with a set point at 5-4 — she probably wins that point nine times out of 10 â but I was very pleased with how she played. Rutuja also played an excellent match it sounded like. I wasn’t on that side, but I heard her bringing the energy, which is one of the things we talked about before the match, and she seemed fired-up and energetic.”
Next up for both teams is the ITA National Team Indoor Championship, Feb. 5-8, in Madison, Wisconsin.
“I think the main thing to learn from today’s match is that we need to raise our games a bit,” Weaver said. “Going into the national indoors, this shouldn’t affect our confidence, so I’m not worried from that standpoint. I do feel like it does give us a really good feel of playing an indoor team. We have three great opportunities, possibly four, coming up in Wisconsin, so this kind of sets the stage of what we will expect to see in Wisconsin. I don’t know if we got that same feel when we played Baylor the other day. We did gain some experience, especially playing two indoor matches in a row, and that does put us in a better position to play well on Friday.”
The draws for the 16-team ITA National Indoor Championship will be announced later this week.
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#5 North Carolina 4, #9 Texas A&M 0
Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center (Indoor)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
January 31, 2016
1.Â Â Â Â #53 Saska Gavrilovska (A&M) vs. #6 Hayley Carter (UNC), 4-6, 1-4 unfinished
2.Â Â Â Â #88 Whitney Kay (UNC) def. #58 Rachel Pierson (A&M), 6-3, 6-1
3.Â Â Â Â #106 Rutuja Bhosale (A&M) vs. Kate Vialle (UNC), 3-6, 3-3 unfinished
4.Â Â Â Â Eva Paalma (A&M) vs. #68 Jessie Aney (UNC), 6-7 (2), 0-0 unfinished
5.Â Â Â Â Marika Akkerman (UNC) def. Domenica Gonzalez (A&M), 6-3, 6-1
6.Â Â Â Â #112 Chloe Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) def. Ines Deheza (A&M), 6-1, 6-1
Doubles (UNC wins the point)
1.Â Â Â Â #2 Carter/Kay (UNC) def. Paalma/Pierson (A&M), 6-0
2.Â Â Â Â Bhosale/Mamalat (A&M) vs. #16 Aney/Vialle (UNC), 3-4 unfinished
3. Â Â Â Ashley Dai/Ouellet-Pizer (UNC) def. Gavrilovska/Gonzalez (A&M), 6-1
Order of finish
Doubles: 1, 3
Singles: 6, 2, 5
Texas A&M: 3-1
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Saska GavrilovskaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â saush-kaÂ gav-ril-ahv-ska
Stefania HristovÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â steff-on-ya RIS-tov
Anna MamalatÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â MAM-ah-LOT
Eva PaalmaÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â A-va paul-ma
Story courtesy of Texas A&M Athletics
COLLEGE STATION- No. 10 Texas A&M led into the fourth quarter, but could not put away No. 2 South Carolina, who defeated the Aggies 70-63 in a women’s basketball game at Reed Arena.
The Aggies (15-6, 5-3 SEC) led 54-50 with 8:41 to play, but then surrendered a 13-2 run to South Carolina (21-0, 9-0 SEC), with the Gamecocks’ Tiffany Mitchell scoring or assisting on nine of the 13 points. A&M cut the lead to 4 with 37 seconds remaining off of aCourtney Williams 3-pointer, but could not pull any closer.
Texas A&M had a 17-0 run in the first half to take a 27-17 lead with 5:04 left in the second quarter, with Williams either scoring or assisting on all but five of the points in the run. A&M led 31-25 at halftime.
All three of A&M’s senior trio scored in double figures, marking the 17th time the trio has accomplished the feat, and the third time against a team ranked in the AP Top 2. Courtney Walker led the Aggies with 23 points, her sixth 20+ point game in the past 10. Williams had 13, and Jordan Jones had 11, combined with a season-high nine assists.
The Aggies go to Florida on Thursday, February 4 for a 6 p.m. CT game on SEC Network Plus. A&M returns home on Sunday, February 7 for a 3 p.m. game against No. 19 Tennessee on ESPN.
â¢ Texas A&M falls to 15-6 on the season and 5-3 in SEC play. South Carolina is 21-0 on the season and 9-0 in SEC play.
â¢ Texas A&M is 4-4 against ranked teams this season
â¢ The Aggies are 9-2 at home this season and 38-5 since the start of the 2013-14 season.
â¢ The Aggies went on a 17-0 run in the first half, with Courtney Williams either scoring or assisting on all but five of the points in the run. The Aggies turned a 17-10 deficit into a 27-17 lead with 3:55 left in the 2nd quarter.
â¢ Jordan Jones scored in double figures for the fourth straight game, ninth time this season, and 30th time in her career
o This is just the second time in her career she has scored 10+ points in four straight games, having previously done it from Nov. 30-Dec. 9, 2015. o Jones matched her season-high with nine assists
â¢ Courtney Walker scored 20+ points for the ninth time this season, and 29th time in her career. She is one away from tying Danielle Adams’ (2009-11) A&M record for 20+ point games (30) o She scored in double figures for the 20th time in 21 games this season, and 94th time in her career. She ranks second at Texas A&M in career double-digit scoring games
â¢ Courtney Williams scored in double figures for the 10th time this season and 66th time in her career, but the first time since Dec. 29.
â¢ This was the 17th time A&M’s senior trio of Jones, Walker and Williams all scored 10+ points in the same game. The Aggies are 11-6 in those games.
o They have accomplished that feat three times against an AP Top 2 team
â¢ Today’s attendance was 8,511, marking the largest home attendance for Texas A&M since joining the SEC. The figure ranks seventh all-time at Reed Arena.
â¢ Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is 710-288 in his career and 302-125 in 13 seasons at Texas A&M. Among Division I coaches, Blair ranks 13th all-time and eighth among active coaches in career wins
Texas A&M Senior Jordan Jones
On the amount of turnoversâ¦
“We were trying to do a little bit too much. We ran the ball screens a couple of times, we wanted to get our post players a little bit more involved in what South Carolina was giving us. So it was on the guards. We did have to read their post players better and give our post players what they can handle. It was all on us. But credit to South Carolina, they had a good game plan. They wanted to hard hedge us to take away our mid-range jump shot so it forced us to make tough passes that were necessary to making or our post players weren’t use to catching. Just credit to Dawn [Staley] and her defensive game plan because it was a good one. ”
Texas A&M Senior Courtney Walker
On the energy of the crowdâ¦
“I think the crowd was huge. We had a nice turnout tonight. We were really excited about it, I mean we were really fired up. Every time we went on a run, I think we just fed off of that and we were able to make our runs longer, instead of scoring we were able to get defensive stops and come right back and keep the energy going. We really fed off them today.”
Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair
“We missed two shots, two turnovers and something else to get it to 31 at the half. I thought that was huge, that they were able to hang in there at the end. Turnovers were huge. A couple of transition layups we butchered, we made a couple of great ones, but then we butchered a couple. Every ball game, you’ve got to get your team better. Florida is playing tremendous right now, they’re the hottest team in the league. It always seems like we’re rolling into whoever is hot, and they beat Kentucky today. Our attention will totally be on Florida.”
On coming back from the gameâ¦
“I’m not disappointed in our team at all. I thought we did some good things in this game. Now, can we get ourselves off of the mat again, like we did at South Carolina two weeks ago, and go back to start playing good basketball again. You’ve got to keep believing, you’ve got to keep believing.”
South Carolina Head Coach Dawn Staley
On playing in the second halfâ¦
“We just put players in positions where they could get easier looks. I thought our defense created some easy offense for us. Tiffany Mitchell got a couple of steals and got some clean looks at the basket. She just needed to see the ball go in; feel the ball go in. I think it just jump started what we were able to do in the half court.”
On A&M’s run in the first halfâ¦
“What [A&M] was doing was capitalizing on our inability to make completed passes. We turned the ball over a lot in that stretch and [A&M] made us pay for it. I thought we settled down towards the end of that quarter; got into a little groove and took [A&M’s] lead a little bit. In the second half it was just the carry over from what took place in the second quarter. ”
On the SEC…
“I just think our league. You come on the road in our league and it’s always a tough game. You feel a little comfort when you’re at home, if it’s close and you are playing a ranked team. But when you are on the road playing a team like Texas A&M, the crowd got energized but it was a familiar place. A place in which we’ve been at Kentucky, Vandy, and Mississippi State. We were at a familiar place and we didn’t get rattled by it.”
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Danuel House scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 late in the second half that sent No. 5 Texas A&M over No. 14 Iowa State 72-62 Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge.
The Aggies (18-3) trailed 58-56 before House hit from beyond the arc with about four minutes left. On their next possession, the senior guard worked his way inside for a layup.
House’s two free throws with 2:29 remaining made it 63-58. House later missed a short jumper, and freshman Tyler Davis tipped it in for a seven-point lead.
Star forward Georges Niang scored 15 points for the Cyclones (16-5). He picked up his fourth foul with 11:43 left in the second half, and fouled out with 1:39 to go and A&M leading 65-60.
Niang, guarded most of the game by Jalen Jones, was held five points below his average.
Jones had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Davis scored 15 points for Texas A&M.
The Aggies, who left the Big 12 for the SEC in the summer of 2012, finished 4-0 against the Big 12 this season. They defeated old conference foes Texas, Kansas State, Baylor and now Iowa State.
The teams hadn’t played since February 2012, just prior to the Aggies leaving the Big 12.
Deonte Burton added 11 points for the Cyclones. They had 16 turnovers, including five by Abdel Nader.
The Aggies dominated in points off of turnovers (21-4), and held a 40-34 edge in points in the paint.
Texas A&M Basketball
#5 Texas A&M 72, #14 Iowa State 62
Jan. 30, 2016 ? Reed Arena (College Station, Texas)
RECORDS & SERIES NOTES
? Texas A&M improved to 18-3 on the season following a 72-62 win over No. 14 Iowa State at Reed Arena Saturday during the Big 12-SEC Challenge.
? The victory was A&M’s third over a ranked opponent this season â having already defeated No. 10 Gonzaga (62-61 on Nov. 26) and No. 16 Baylor (80-61 on Dec. 19).
? Additionally, the victory was the Aggies’ fourth over a Big 12 squad this season â¦ Texas A&M is 4-0 vs. its former conference in 2015-16 with wins over Texas, Kansas State, Baylor and Iowa State.
? The all-time series between the Aggies and Cyclones now stands at 11-9 in favor of Texas A&M.
? The crowd of 12,473 was the largest to attend a regular season non-conference game at Reed Arena, topping the previous high of 12,255 vs LSU on Jan. 5, 2008.
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? The tightly-contested affair featured nine ties and 15 lead changes with the biggest advantage for either team being 10 points by A&M in the game’s final minute.
? The Aggies forced 16 Cyclone turnovers, leading to a 21-4 advantage for A&M in points off turnovers.
? The game was deadlocked 30-30 at the intermission.
? Texas A&M used the starting lineup combination of Anthony Collins, Alex Caruso, Danuel House, Jalen Jones and Tyler Davis for the eighth time this season (7-1).
? Senior Danuel House lead all scorers, contributing 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting from the field â¦ It stood out as the 12thtime House has hit the 20-point mark during his A&M career.
? Fellow senior Jalen Jones notched his 14th career double-double [third this season / fifth at Texas A&M] by scoring 13 points and pulling down a career-high 14 rebounds.
? Freshman Tyler Davis also reached double-digit points, finishing with 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting.
? Texas A&M head coach Billy Kennedy captured his 300th career victory, improving to 89-64 in his fifth season at Texas A&M and 300-243 in 18 seasons as head coach.
? Texas A&M jumps back into SEC play next week with a road trip to Nashville when the Aggies will face Vanderbilt on Thursday inside Memorial Gym â¦ Tipoff is slated for 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
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A person familiar with the investigation says Mississippi has been notified by the NCAA of rules violations involving the football, women’s basketball and track and field programs.
The person said Friday that the university has been notified of the NCAA’s Notice of Allegations against the sports. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing.
The announcement was not unexpected but comes at a bad time for the Ole Miss football program, which is trying to lock down one of the nation’s most highly regarded recruiting classes.
The NCAA has been investigating Ole Miss since 2012 _ starting with the women’s basketball program and later extending to other programs.
Yahoo! Sports first reported that Ole Miss was aware of the Notice of Allegations.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Courtney Walker hit a jumper with 7.3 seconds to play, giving No. 10 Texas A&M the go-ahead points in a 59-56 victory over Alabama in a women’s basketball game at Foster Auditorium.
Walker’s shot gave A&M a 57-56 lead, and marked the second consecutive game that Walker hit a game-tying or game-winning shot in the final minute of regulation. On the ensuing possession, two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year Jordan Jones drew a charge with 1.8 seconds left, sealing the victory for A&M, and giving Alabama their second loss in 13 games at home this season. A&M hit two free throws in the final seconds to seal the victory.
The Aggies (15-5, 5-2 SEC) led by as many as 11 in the first quarter, and did not relinquish the lead until 6:17 in the fourth quarter, when Alabama’s Breanna Hayden made a go-ahead layup. Alabama (13-8, 2-6 SEC) would lead by as many as six with 2:30 to play, before A&M rallied.
The Aggies have now won 8 of their last 10 games, and have had to come back from large or late deficits in five of the eight wins.
Jordan Jones moved into third place on the Texas A&M career assist list in the game, passing A’Quonesia Franklin (2004-08, 627 assists) with 629 career assists.
The Aggies return home on Sunday, January 31 to host No. 2 South Carolina at 5 p.m. on ESPN2.
â¢ Texas A&M hands Alabama just their second home loss of the season. Alabama is now 11-2 at home this season.
â¢ The Aggies are now 15-5 on the season and 5-2 in SEC play. Alabama is 13-8 on the season and 2-6 in SEC play
â¢ Texas A&M remains alone in second place in the SEC with a 5-2 record. Sunday’s game against No. 2 South Carolina features the top 2 teams in the SEC Standings
â¢ The Aggies are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. The Aggies have come back from large or late deficits in five of those eight wins.
â¢ Jordan Jones moved into third on Texas A&M’s career assist list. Jones passed A’Quonesia Franklin (2004-08, 627) and now has 629 career assists.
o Jones scored in double figures for the third straight game, eighth time this season, and 29th time in her career.
â¢ Courtney Walker scored in double figures for the 19th time in 20 games this season and 93rd time in her career. She is second at Texas A&M (since 2000-01) in career double-figure scoring games.
o Her jumper with 7.3 seconds left is her second consecutive game-winning or game-tying shot in the final minute of regulation. She hit 3 FTs with 8.4 seconds left against Missouri to send the game into overtime.
â¢ Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair is now 710-287 in his career and 302-124 in 13 seasons at Texas A&M. Blair is 13th all-time and eighth among active coaches in career wins
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas â Junior left-handed pitcher Tyler Stubblefield has been dismissed from the Texas A&M Baseball team, head coach Rob Childress announced on Thursday.
âTyler has been dismissed from the team based on violations of team rules,â Childress said. âWe wish Tyler the very best moving forward in his pursuit of his college degree and his baseball career.â
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