Kyle Ringo

  • Quincy Ford swishes buzzer-beater giving Northeastern win over No. 15 Miami

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 2 days ago

    A slew of early season upsets has been one of the primary storylines of the first two weeks of the college basketball season and one of the most dramatic yet unfolded Friday afternoon in Coral Gables, Fla., where Northeastern stunned No. 15 Miami.

    How about this game winner!!! #GoNU

    The teams traded the lead multiple times throughout the second half, including when Sheldon McClellan made a jumper with 18 seconds left to give Miami a one-point advantage. Coming out of a timeout with five seconds showing. Quincy Ford found the ball in his hands on the right side near the 3-point line. He dribbled toward the free throw line but stopped short, elevated and softly dropped the game-winner through the cylinder to stun the previously unbeaten Hurricanes 78-77.

    [Wayne Selden's resurgence sparks Kansas to Maui title]

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  • Colorado's Tory Miller ejected for biting Air Force player

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 4 days ago

    Colorado forward Tory Miller crossed a line Wednesday that should never be crossed during competition in any sport. The sophomore forward from Kansas City bit Air Force junior Hayden Graham on the shoulder while they battled for a loose ball on the floor in the second half.

    Officials determined after a review that it was a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected Miller, who could face further punishment from his coach, Tad Boyle, and the Pac-12 Conference. Miller made the first start of his career in the game but scored just two points with three rebounds.

    “Tory’s an emotional player,” Colorado coach Tad Boyle told the Colorado Springs Gazette after the game. “There was something in the scrum there in the jump-ball situation. They saw something. The Air Force player said something. They felt like they confirmed it and they booted him. We’ll deal with it. But Tory’s a great kid. I mean, I’m not talking about a good kid, Tory’s a great kid."

    My man is WAY to ready for Thanksgiving

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  • La. Tech hands Ohio State second straight surprising home loss

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 5 days ago

    Ohio State plays Michigan on the football field later this week, which might be a saving grace for Thad Matta and his basketball team.

    The hardwood Buckeyes are probably content to be as anonymous as possible on campus right now after suffering a second straight humbling home defeat to an unranked nonconference foe.

    [Indiana's defensive issues resurface in alarming upset loss]

    Louisiana Tech came to Value City Arena and handled the Buckeyes much too easily Tuesday night in an impressive 82-74 victory for the Bulldogs. The upset came on the heels of Ohio State losing to Texas Arlington and marked the first time the Buckeyes have lost consecutive home nonconference games since early December 1963.

    Yes folks, that's nearly 52 years.

     A big problem Tuesday was gaurding the 3-point line. La. Tech made 10 3-pointers

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  • Dontavious Smith shatters backboard in UMass Lowell's blowout win

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 5 days ago

    Freshman Dontavious Smith stole a pass late in the first half Tuesday during UMass Lowell's 104-76 victory over Wheelock College, but he didn't quite get the jump he wanted for his dunk attempt on the other end with a defender on his hip.

    Smith went in low, missed the dunk, hung on the rim momentarily trying to slow his momentum and the glass just could take the force from the 6-foot-8 forward. Smith even received a congratulatory pat on the rear end from one of his opponents who was apparently impressed.

    Dontavious Smith SHATTERS the backboard during the @RiverHawkMBB game... #AEHoops

    Smith did a little bit of everything in his team's win. He scored 14 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals and three blocks.

    [Indiana's defensive issues resurface in alarming upset loss]

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  • Poor-shooting Memphis becomes latest victim of surprising Texas-Arlington

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 days ago

    If the Sun Belt Conference coaches could re-do their preseason poll armed with the information learned in the season's first two weeks, it's a good bet Texas-Arlington would finish higher in the voting than the eighth-place finish the coaches forecast back in the third week of October.

    Texas-Arlington pulled off a second consecutive surprising road win Monday night beating Memphis 68-64, just three days after beating Ohio State in similar fashion.

    [Indiana's defensive issues resurface in alarming upset loss]

    The Mavericks are certainly one of the most surprising teams in the nation at this point in the season not just because of their two most recent wins but because they are succeeding so early after losing their top-four scorers from last season.

    Sophomore forward Kevin Hervey figured to be a key piece of this season's team after averaging seven points a game a year ago. He led the Mavericks with 22 points and 11 rebounds Monday for his first double-double of the year.

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  • Ben Simmons passes instead of shooting in waning moments of LSU's first loss

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 6 days ago

    Ben Simmons turned in another head-shaking stat line Monday night. His passing skills dazzled, his defense frustrated and his offense delighted, particularly a running overhead shot that gave LSU its first lead in the final minute.

    What the nation's best freshman didn't do in his first 20-20 game was knock down the game-winning shot twice in the final seconds when presented with the opportunity. He passed up both shots in favor of passes to teammates. The first was a good decision as Marquette defenders converged on him near the free throw line. The second decision is one he'll probably want back but also one from which he will learn

    [Indiana's defensive issues resurface in alarming upset loss]

    Jalyn Patterson missed a deep 3-pointer off of Simmons' pass and Marquette celebrated handing Simmons and his LSU teammates their first loss of the season 81-80 and the first loss of Simmons' oollege career in a semifinal of the Legends Classic.

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  • Cuban prospects Yusniel Diaz and Omar Estevez sign with Dodgers

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 6 days ago

    The Los Angeles Dodgers landed the third-ranked prospect on's list of the top 30 international prospects by signing Cuban outfielder Yusniel Diaz. They also came to terms with second baseman Omar Estevez.

    The signings continue a long history of Dodgers' success in Cuba, including the signing of Yasiel Puig among others.

    [Nationals MVP Bryce Harper to the haters: "I enjoy getting booed"]

    Diaz is just 19 and signed for $15.5 million and Estevez is 17 and agreed to a $6 million contract, according to reporter Jesse Sanchez, who was first to report the news.

    Estevez is not as highly ranked but has solid power at the plate and good fielding skills. He does not have a great throwing arm and would be expected to remain on the right side of the infield.

    With the Dodgers investing so heavily in the current period, they won't be able to sign a player for more than $300,000 in each of the next two international signing periods.

  • Internet produces some good laughs from Bryce Harper's memes mistake

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 9 days ago

    If we could give Washington Nationals slugger and newly crowned National League MVP Bryce Harper one piece of advice going forward, it might be something like this.

    Have some fun. You've earned it.

    [Nationals MVP Bryce Harper to the haters: "I enjoy getting booed"]

    Harper missed a chance to take that approach Thursday night while being interviewed by Scott Van Pelt during ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on the day he was unanimously chosen MVP. Van Pelt closed with what he described as "an idiotic question" when he asked Harper if he would rather be as bald as Van Pelt or never again have a season with double-digit home runs.

    “I don’t even want to answer that right now, because I know how many memes are going to be out there of me with a bald head," Harper said pronouncing memes as "memmays." Within minutes of the mistaken pronunciation the memes Harper was hoping to avoid began to appear across the Internet. Here are a few of the best.

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  • Roger Clemens wants to wear a Red Sox hat if he's inducted into Hall of Fame

    Kyle Ringo at Big League Stew 9 days ago

    Roger Clemens might never get into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown because of suspected use of performance enhancing drugs during the latter stages of his career, but if he does see that magical day come, he says he will go into the hall in a Boston Red Sox uniform.

    Clemens played for four different teams during a 24-year major league career, but it's those early years with the Red Sox that stick with him. He  won three Cy Young Awards and one American League MVP award during his 13 seasons in Boston. 

    [Nationals MVP Bryce Harper to the haters: "I enjoy getting booed"]

    "It would obviously be a Boston hat," Clemens said during a radio interview Thursday with 98.5 FM The Sports Hub in Boston when asked what uniform he would wear on his plaque if inducted. “That’s where I got my start and my nickname. It’s where I grew up.”

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  • Freshman center Thomas Bryant broadens Indiana's potential

    Kyle Ringo at The Dagger 10 days ago

    When Indiana hosted Creighton on Thursday at Assembly Hall, it figured to be a game decided at the 3-point line with perimeter offense being a strength for both teams.

    But the Hoosiers completely dominated Creighton by utilizing freshman center Thomas Bryant and showing it can play inside out. Indiana shot well over the Bluejays 2-3 zone knocking down 10 3-pointers but still managed to get the ball into the post to Bryant who scored 17 points and snared seven rebounds. The perfomance demonstrated Indiana is versatile on the offensive end and Bryant should be a force Big Ten teams will have to contend with when he is even more seasoned later in the year.

    [Dunk of the year nominee: UNLV freshman's soaring slam]

    The importance of Bryant's performance was not lost on the fans who saw it in person. They seranaded Bryant with a Tho-Mas-Bry-Ant chant late in the game and gave the 6-foot-10 product of Rochester, N.Y., a standing ovation when he left the floor.

    The Hoosiers head to the Maui Invitational next for a date with Wake Forest on Monday.

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