Digest: Terps get No. 1 seed in NCAA men's soccer tournament
From Sun staff and news services|
Nov 15, 2016 at 3:00 AM
The top-ranked Maryland men's soccer team received the No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament Monday.
In announcing the 48-team field, the NCAA rewarded the Terps (18-0-2) for winning the Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and carrying a program-record 15-game winning streak into the national event. They received a bye and will host Providence (12-6-0) or Delaware (12-7-1) in a second-round match at 5 p.m. Sunday at Ludwig Field in College Park. The Friars lost in the Big East semifinals, while the Blue Hens won the Colonial Athletic Association trophy. Last month, Delaware led Maryland with about 14 minutes left before losing, 3-2, in extra time.
Maryland, seeking its first NCAA title since 2008, is making its 16th consecutive tournament appearance and 22nd in 23 years under coach Sasho Cirovski. With each victory, the Terps would remain home through the quarterfinals. The College Cup semifinals and final are set for Houston's BBVA Compass Stadium from Dec. 9-11.
After Maryland, the seeded teams are, in order, Wake Forest, Clemson, Louisville, defending champion Stanford, Denver, Indiana, Syracuse, North Carolina, Charlotte, Washington, Virginia, Notre Dame, Albany, Butler and Kentucky.
The Hoosiers (11-1-7), who earned the No. 7 seed and a first-round bye and will host the winner of Thursday's Akron-Villanova match Sunday, and Michigan State (13-5-1), which will play Southern Illinois-Edwardsville on Thursday with the winner advancing to face Butler on Sunday.
Mount St. Mary's men fall to No. 20 Iowa State, 73-55
Monte Morris had 18 points and Matt Thomas added 13 to lead the 20th-ranked Iowa State men's basketball team to a 73-55 win over Mount St. Mary's. The host Cyclones (2-0), who have won their first two games by an average of 30 points, held the Mountaineers (0-2) to 26.6 percent shooting from the field. Mount St. Mary's (0-2) got within 10 early in the second half, but six Cyclones scored during a 15-1 run that put the game out of reach. Iowa State outrebounded Mount St. Mary's 50-38, but shot just four of 16 from 3-point range. Elijah Long, the brother of Iowa State's Naz Mitrou-Long, had 19 points to lead the Mountaineers.
More men's college basketball:KaVaughn Scott scored 14 points and James Fives added 13, both off the bench, to lead host Loyola Maryland to a 79-66 win over Division II Millersville (Pa.). Scott made five of eight shots while Fives made four of five as the Greyhounds shot 54.7 percent from the field. Andrew Kostecka had 11 points and Chancellor Barnard (Glenelg Country) added 10 for Loyola Maryland, which held the Marauders to 38 percent from the field. … Shane Hammink and Alec Peters combined to score 43 points as Valparaiso built a 16-point lead in the first half and cruised to a 78-58 win over Coppin State, its third win in four nights, at the MGM Grand Main Event in Las Vegas. The Crusaders shot 45.2 percent from the field and hit five of 24 from behind the arc. Terry Harris Jr. (City) scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Eagles (0-2).
College football: Navy quarterback Will Worth was named to the American Athletic Conference weekly honor roll. The Mids' game at East Carolina on Saturday will kick off at 4 p.m. and be televised on ESPNews. … Towson running back Shane Simpson was named Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Week. … Salisbury (7-3) will face Carnegie Mellon (7-3) in Philadelphia on Sunday at 11 a.m. in the Legacy Bowl as part of the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Football Fest.
Women's college volleyball: Maryland outside hitter Gia Milana was selected Big Ten Freshman of the Week.
Men's college swimming: Hood senior Cameron Rogers (Archbishop Spalding) was named Middle Atlantic Conference Swimmer of the Week.
NHL: CSN Mid-Atlantic announced Friday that Capitals game broadcasts, as well as all pregame and postgame shows, will be available to stream live on CSNmidatlantic.com and the NBC Sports app for authenticated CSN Mid-Atlantic cable or satellite subscribers. The service debuted for Saturday night's loss to the Hurricanes. While watching Capitals broadcasts will still require paying for a cable or satellite service that includes CSN Mid-Atlantic, fans will be able to watch the games from a variety of mobile devices anywhere in the United States. The NBC Sports app is available on Apple iOS, Android and select Samsung devices, as well as on Amazon Fire, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Win10 and Xbox, according to a CSN release.
Baseball: Washington Nationals senior adviser of Player Development Donald "Spin" Williams was named the Mike Coolbaugh Award winner, an honor given by Minor League Baseball to "an individual who has shown outstanding baseball work ethic, knowledge of the game and skill in mentoring young players on the field." In 2008, Coolbaugh was in his first year of coaching for the Tulsa Drillers when he was killed by a line drive. He spent 17 years as a minor league player and appeared in 44 major league games.
Lacrosse: George Mason women's coach Jessy Morgan (McDonogh) and Brown men's coach Mike Daly will host educational clinics for coaches at the 2017 US Lacrosse Convention on Jan. 20-22 at Baltimore Convention Center. For more information or to register, go to uslacrosse.org/laxcon.