In Conway, S.C., Strom Thurmond's McKenzie Talbert shot 1-under-par 71 on Tuesday to win the South Carolina Class AAA Girls State Golf Championship individual title with a two-day score of 139.
With so many complaints in the past about easy early schedules, college basketball fans have to thank four of the exempt tournaments that each provided two matchups of ranked teams before we even reached December.
The Big East was considered the country's deepest conference this season, and it was proven Monday. Syracuse moved into the Top 25, giving the Big East a record eight teams in The Associated Press' men's college basketball poll.
LAHAINA, Hawaii - Freshman point guard Javaris Crittenton scored 10 of his 20 points in a four-minute stretch late in the second half to lead No. 19 Georgia Tech to a 79-61 victory over Purdue on Monday in the opening round of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
Florida is young and in the Top 25.
GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Duke forward Mike Dunleavy, who averaged 17.8 points in four games last week, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week Monday. Dunleavy, a 6-9, 220-pound junior from Lake Oswegae, Ore., also averaged 9.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 assists in the four games. He matched his career high with 24 points against South Carolina on Nov. 20 and was named MVP of the EA Sports Maui Invitational. Freshman forward Josh Powell of North Carolina State, who sparked the Wolfpack to wins over JMU and The Citadel, was named the rookie of the week.
LAHAINA, Hawaii --- Damion James had 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead No. 6 Texas to a 70-57 victory over Oregon on Wed-nesday in the third-place game of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
LAHAINA, Hawaii --- Luke Harangody had 29 points and 13 rebounds and No. 8 Notre Dame hung on to beat No. 6 Texas 81-80 on Tuesday night in the semifinals of the EA Sports Maui Invitational.
North Carolina started the season without injured starters Tyler Hansbrough and Marcus Ginyard and stayed a unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press' college basketball poll Monday.
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands --- Matt Causey scored 11 points, including a 3-pointer with 2 seconds remaining, and Georgia Tech beat Notre Dame 70-69 on Monday night.