GREEN BAY, Wisconsin. Green Bay fired Will Ryan three days after Phoenix suffered their 11th consecutive loss.
Ryan, the son of former Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan, posted a 15-61 record in 2 1/2 seasons. Freddie Owens, who was an assistant coach on Ryan’s staff, will take over as interim head coach until the end of the season.
“UW-Green Bay is committed to continuing its legacy as an outstanding Division I athletics program into the future, and the Phoenix men’s basketball team should help lead the way as we work to elevate all of our programs and be a shining light for this region and beyond. said athletic director Josh Moon in a press release announcing the move.
Moon thanked Ryan and his family for their contributions to the program and said that “we wish him the best in his future endeavours.”
The stadium was the first to announce Ryan’s dismissal.
Green Bay fell to 2-19 overall and 1-9 in the Horizon League with a 72-38 home loss to Robert Morris.
Ryan was hired by Green Bay after scoring 14–13 points in his only season as head coach of the Division II program, Wheeling (West Virginia). In Ryan’s debut season, Green Bay went 8-17 and finished 5-25 last year.
Ryan took over from Link Darner, who went 92-80 and set a winning record in four of his five seasons.
Ames, Iowa. Jaren Holmes tied his season high with 23 points as No. 12 Iowa beat No. 5 Kansas 80-76 Tuesday night.
The Cyclones (15-4, 6-2 Big 12) moved to a three-way tie in the conference standings with the Wildcats and Texas.
Gabe Kalscher added 19 points for Iowa State. Osun Osunniyi finished 16th.
Markkis Nowell led Kansas State (17-3, 6-2) with 23 points.
Holmes’ three-pointer gave Iowa State a 59–49 lead with 8:12 remaining. Kansas State responded with a 10–1 run, closing the gap to 60–59.
A three-pointer from Caleb Grill stabilized the Cyclones and extended the lead to 63–59 with five minutes left.
Free throws from Osunniyya, Grill and Holmes sealed the win in the last 24 seconds.
There were eight lead changes in the first half, and Kansas State ended up up 33–31.
Kalsher’s three-pointer ignited the Cyclones’ early 9-0 lead and helped them extend the lead at 19:14. Iowa State made only one of nine three-point attempts in the first 20 minutes.
Kansas State was trying to extend its best start to the 1961-62 season.
Iowa State improved to 11-0 at home. The Cyclones have not lost in a row this season.
Kansas State hosts Florida on Saturday as part of the SEC/Big 12 Challenge.
Iowa goes to Missouri on Saturday.
WASHINGTON. Primo Spears scored 21 points as Georgetown snapped a 29 conference losing streak with an 81-76 victory over DePaul on Tuesday night.
Georgetown (6-15, 1-9) won their first game in the Big East since March 13, 2021, completing the longest drift in conference history. The Hoyas ended their 10-game losing streak this season.
Spears also had six assists for the Hoyas. Akok Akok scored 12 points and added six rebounds and four blocks while Brandon Murray added 12 points.
Umoja Gibson was the Blue Demons’ top scorer (9–12, 3–7) with 24 points, four assists and three steals. Javan Johnson added 13 points.
Spears scored nine points in the first half as Georgetown went on break, trailing 37-36. Georgetown used a 10–0 run in the second half to build a 12-point lead at 75–63 with 1:39 remaining.
SYRACUSE, New York. Pete Nance scored 21 with a dunk finish with 19 seconds left to give North Carolina the lead for good as the Tar Heels fought the Syracuse to a close 72–68 game on Tuesday night.
Joe Girard shot from behind the arc to put Syracuse 68–66 with 1:28 left, but after Nance hit the first of two free throws to get North Carolina within one, he missed the second free throw and in a scramble to collect on the bounce the ball bounced back to the endline and Girard dived to save him. Instead, he passed the ball straight to Nancy, who dunked and took the lead.
Judah Mintz attempted to drive down the lane to give the go-ahead but was charged for an offensive foul which was upgraded to a flagrant foul. North Carolina took possession and Caleb Love made three straight free throws to stop play.
Armando Backot scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds and four assists for North Carolina (Atlantic Coast Conference 15-6, 7-3). Love finished with 15 points and five assists.
Girard scored 4 of 9 from behind the arc and finished with 18 points leading Syracuse (13-8, 6-4). Mintz scored 17 points and had three steals, while Chris Bell scored 3-of-5 from deep to finish with 15 points.
North Carolina has a week before hosting Pitt on February 1st. Syracuse plays at Virginia Tech on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio. Caitlin Clark has added another achievement to her rich resume in Iowa.
She had 28 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds as No. 10 Iowa beat No. 2 Ohio State 83–72 on Monday night.
Although Clarke is known as a prolific scorer, leading the NCAA Division I after 72 consecutive double-digit games, she played in all games against the Buckeyes.
And that’s the player she aspires to be.
“I’m proud to be able to do a lot of different things on the basketball court for my team,” Clarke said. “These are the players I grew up watching. Sam Logic, who used to play here at the University of Iowa, was also a triple-double queen. I love people who can score a ball. I love people who can pass the ball.”
Monica Chinano added 22 points to Iowa (16-4, 8-1 Big Ten).
Iowa’s 12-point lead cut to three almost halfway through the third quarter with 9:05 left in the fourth. Ohio State’s Coty McMahon scored five of her 21 points in the final quarter, but Chinano went 3 of 3 in the fourth quarter to keep the Buckeyes at bay.
“I think we were together the whole game,” Clarke said. “They went for a run. We changed protection. In the third quarter we couldn’t score for a while. And I thought that we really stepped up and showed our maturity, and that’s what you need not only in the Big Ten, but also when you get to the NCAA tournament.
In the fourth quarter, the Hawkeyes held Ohio State scoreless for over 2.5 minutes, giving Chinano and Iowa a 13-point lead with 3:11 left.
Ohio State (19-1, 8-1) made another try and went 4-of-9 off the field in the last three minutes, but the Hawkeyes made all eight attempts at the free throw line to seal the win.
“They came in just wanting to have this warrior, even the mentality, and I thought we did it,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. “I could just name person after person. They all did a great job and I’m really proud of them. This is a big win.”
Ohio State shot 38%, the worst in five games, and 16% from three-point range, the lowest of the season. Taylor Thierry scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds.
“I don’t think we asked anyone to do something they weren’t capable of, but we just didn’t make many shots,” said Ohio State coach Kevin McGuff. “You’re not going to hit Iowa the way they guarded us if that was the case.”
Clarke’s 28 points, 15 assists and 10 rebounds helped her become the second Division I man or woman to record a triple-double against the top two AP contenders from 1999 to 2000, joining Dwyane Wade who did so during the 2002 NCAA Men’s Tournament. . 03.
It was the eighth triple-double of Clarke’s career.
“I don’t have to score 30 points every night. It’s the 25s, 10s and 10s that really help us be super, super successful because it means we have a few people who contribute,” Clarke said. “You guard everyone on the floor. You protect the people from the bench. And that’s the recipe for success if you want to be an NCAA champion.”
Without McKenna Warnock, who hasn’t played since starting the first 19 games of the season and is Iowa’s third-leading scorer, the Hawkeyes have relied on others to step up.
Kate Moore had 13 points and 11 rebounds, Hannah Stulke had 13 rebounds and Chinano went off the field 11 of 13. Chinano was a perfect 4 of 4 and was on the verge of a foul in the second half.
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Iowa’s win is the highest win in program history.
“This one hasn’t sunk yet,” Bluder said. “These women are so amazing. I’m so proud of them. Tomorrow will probably settle down, and then we have to prepare for Nebraska.
Iowa: Turnover has remained a problem for the NCAA’s No. 2 scoring offense even after the Hawkeyes conceded a season-high 20 times in overtime against Michigan State last time. Iowa had 17 draws against the Ohio State press defense, including 11 in the second half.
Ohio State: Season-opening 19-game winning streak has come to an end. The Buckeyes have gone 4-0 against top 25 opponents this season and the challenge won’t slow down as their next matchup will be against top 10 opponents in the conference.
“One of the things I said to them was like, ‘Other than tonight, I think for the most part we’ve dealt with wins just fine – now you have to deal with losses,'” McGuff said.
Iowa: Hosts Nebraska on Saturday.
Ohio State: Departs for Indiana #6 Thursday.
Waco, Texas — LJ Cryer scored 22 points with five 3-pointers as 17th-ranked Baylor extended his best-of-12 win streak to five games with a 75-69 victory over No. 9 Kansas » on Monday evening in the last match of the two champions of the country.
The defending champion Jayhawks (16-4, 5-3 Big 12), down 23 points at home to TCU, lost their third game in a row. This is just their fourth three-loss streak in 20 seasons with coach Bill Self.
Adam Flagler added 17 points and Jalen…