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When the ball is up for grabs, whether its headed towards the bench or the scorers table, the front row or midcourt, Mauri Horton is always willing to sacrifice her body for that one possession.
Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer knows this only too well. Thats why you wont see her standing within harms way whenever she watches a potential turnover rolling towards the bench.
Horton does what it takes for Knights
The No. 18/23 Rutgers womens basketball team (20-5, 13-2 BIG EAST) will finish off the regular season Tuesday, March 4, as the Scarlet Knights host No. 24/21 Boston College (19-7, 11-4 BIG EAST). Tipoff at the Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,000) is at 7:30 p.m. The game is being carried live on Cablevision, WCTC 1450 AM and WRSU 88.7 FM. Mauri Horton (Minneapolis, MN) and manager Adam Kraft (Holmdel, NJ) will be honored prior to the game as the Knights will recognize their seniors.
No. 18/23* Rutgers Scarlet Knights (20-5, 13-2 BIG EAST)
vs. No. 24/21* Boston College Eagles (19-7, 11-4 BIG EAST)
At this point in the year, you would think that the Rutgers women's basketball team could just sit tight.
With just one game left to go in the regular season, the No. 18 Scarlet Knights (20-5, 13-2) have already locked up the number two seed in the Big East Tournament and could easily find themselves with a top five regional placing when the NCAA chooses its own tournament bracket later this month.
RU guns for 12th straight
The image of Rutgers guard Mauri Horton tackling an assistant coach is burned into the mind of sophomore Mariota Theodoris.
It happened last season, when Horton leveled first-year assistant Carlene Mitchell while diving for a loose ball out of bounds
Senior project is a gift for Horton
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Greg Killings looks so uncomfortable, yet he fails to show it.
The legs of his 6-10 frame are stuffed underneath a table tailored for someone half his size. His knees are grinding the bottom of the desk, desperately searching for any room available.
Standing tall in community
Around Big East
The roll call of standout Big East freshmen reads like a who's who of college basketball. Patrick Ewing, Chris Mullin, Pearl Washington, Allen Iverson. Ewing and Mullin were second-team all-conference in their first seasons and Iverson was a third-teamer. Heck, Ray Allen didn't start as a freshman.
Until now, Washington was the only first-year player selected all-conference. That will change next week when Carmelo Anthony, another Syracuse star, is named one of the best players in the Big East.
Syracuse freshman lacks proper seniority
Gerald Riley scored 23 points as Georgetown beat West Virginia 69-67 on Monday to clinch a spot in the Big East tournament. Mike Sweetney added 18 points and 16 rebounds for the Hoyas (14-12, 6-9 Big East), who squandered a 14-point lead in the second half but won it at the foul line, making six of eight foul shots in the final minute.
West Virginia trailed by two points with 2.6 seconds remaining but had a chance to win it at the buzzer. But Drew Schifino, trying to draw contact, flopped to the ground after shooting an off-balance 3-pointer that missed as time expired.
Georgetown clinches spot in Big East Tournament by beating West Virginia
Around the nation
True basketball fans recognize conference tournaments as one of sports' great roller coasters. The line is so long and the ride so short that when it's over, many plead to go just one more time.
All teams equal in conference tournaments
Eight weeks after setting foot on the University of Southern California campus, identical twin defensive backs Ryan and Brandon Ting already are comfortable with college life, even as their contemporaries are worrying about high school homework assignments.
The Tings (Ryan is a minute older, and they turn 19 on March 26) are part of a growing national trend of football players who complete their high school work a semester early, sign letters of intent and enroll in college in January to get a jump on college.
Getting a head start catches on with more high school seniors
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