Friday, May 25, 2018
Sports

Bacon, FSU rout Boston College

TALLAHASSEE — Dwayne Bacon had 16 points and 13 FSU players had at least four, helping the No. 19 Seminoles bounce back from two straight losses with a 104-72 victory over Boston College on Monday night.

FSU set a school record with its 17th home win.

Bacon went over 1,000 points for his career on a 3-pointer early in the second half after going scoreless in Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh. The only other Seminole sophomore to reach 1,000 points was Bob Sura, who played from 1992-95 and has his jersey hanging in the rafters; Bacon is the 46th Seminole overall to reach the milestone.

PJ Savoy added 15 points and the Seminoles' bench accounted for 59. Jonathan Isaac (14) and Jarquez Smith (10) also scored in double figures, and FSU (22-6, 10-5 ACC) never trailed. FSU led 75-41 six minutes into the second half.

The Seminoles reached double-digit ACC wins for the first time since going 12-4 in 2011-12, the last time they made the NCAA Tournament. Next up for FSU: at Clemson on Saturday. The Seminoles beat the Tigers 109-61 on Feb. 5.

Kai Bowman had 24 points and Jerome Robinson 21 for Boston College (9-19, 2-13), which has lost 11 straight and 13 of its past 14.

MIAMI 54, NO. 18 VIRGINIA 48, OT: Bruce Brown made a 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left in overtime and the visiting Hurricanes (19-8, 9-6 ACC) sent the Cavaliers to a fourth straight loss. Brown scored 14 to lead Miami to its third consecutive victory. His only 3-pointer of the game gave Miami a 50-48 lead, and the Hurricanes sealed it at the free-throw line. Miami thought it had won when Davon Reed banked in a contested 3-pointer at the end of regulation, but a video review showed he released the ball just after the buzzer. Devon Hall scored 15 to lead Virginia, which last lost four straight in 2009-10, Tony Bennett's first season as coach. Isaiah Wilkins added 10 points and 10 rebounds, including two free throws with four seconds left in regulation to tie it.

UF: Florida moved to No. 13 in the AP poll as its opponent tonight, South Carolina, dropped out after losing to Arkansas and Vanderbilt last week. Gators forward Canyon Barry (ankle) is a game-time decision.

Women

NO. 12 OHIO ST. 98, NO. 2 MARYLAND 87: Kelsey Mitchell scored 31 and the host Buckeyes upset the Terps (26-2, 14-1 Big Ten). Ohio State had 35 points in the first 10 minutes on 14-for-18 shooting and held off a second-half rally.

PROJECTED SEEDS: UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the women's NCAA Tournament began Monday. For the third and final time, the NCAA women's committee revealed the projected top 16 seeds. The twos: South Carolina, Texas, Maryland and Oregon State. The threes: FSU, Stanford, Duke and Washington. The fours: UCLA, Louisville, Kentucky and Oklahoma.

AP POLL: No. 23 Temple has its first ranking since March 13, 2006, just in time to face No. 1 UConn on Wednesday. USF fell out from 22nd.

FOOTBALL: Alabama hired New England Patriots assistant Brian Daboll as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. He replaces Steve Sarkisian, who ran the offense in the national championship game before leaving for the same job with the Atlanta Falcons. … Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen, the brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, was charged Sunday with felony second-degree forcible rape, cyberstalking, assault on a female and second-degree forced sex in Charlotte, N.C. The junior, 22, who was suspended from the team, threatened to strangle himself with a phone charger moments before assaulting his accuser, a Mecklenburg County prosecutor said in court. Greg Olsen declined comment.

SOFTBALL: USF infielder Lauren Evans, a former Academy at the Lakes star who hit .500 in five games this past weekend, was named American Athletic Conference player of the week.

Times staff writer Joey Knight contributed to this report.

Comments
Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

Rays trade closer Alex Colome, outfielder Denard Span to Mariners

ST. PETERSBURG – In January, sure.In July, absolutely.But, now?And, once again, for someone who they hope helps down the road?The Rays made a shocking trade at a surprising time of year Friday, dealing All-Star closer Alex Colome and veteran Ta...
Updated: 14 minutes ago
Rays journal: Alex Cobb on his return to Trop: ‘I got lost’

Rays journal: Alex Cobb on his return to Trop: ‘I got lost’

By Joey JohnstonTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — Orioles RHP Alex Cobb, who was 48-35 in six major-league seasons with the Rays, returned Friday night to Tropicana Field for the first time after being allowed to walk away during the offseaso...
Updated: 1 hour ago
The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Bucs’ influence inside the Vegas Golden Knights’ runaway success

The Stanley Cup final begins Monday in the unlikeliest of places: a city new to major pro sports and suddenly the center of the hockey world, Las Vegas, whose Golden Knights could become the first first-year expansion team to win a championship.And t...
Updated: 1 hour ago
Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Did the NFL really need a national anthem policy?

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
Updated: 2 hours ago
Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

Rays trade Alex Colome and Denard Span to Mariners for prospects

The Rays made a major trade Friday afternoon, sending All-Star closer Alex Colome and OF Denard Span to the Mariners.The return is two minor-leaguers, RHP Andrew Moore and RHP Tommy Romero. The Rays also sent cash to the Mariners.Span, a Tampa produc...
Updated: 3 hours ago
Stand down on anthem, NFL

Stand down on anthem, NFL

Before we even get going, let me be clear about something.This is not a column making an argument about whether or not NFL players should be able to kneel in protest during the national anthem.That topic has been debated repeatedly, loudly and passio...
Updated: 3 hours ago
For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

For starters: Sergio Romo on mound tonight as Rays open series against Orioles

By JOEY JOHNSTONTimes CorrespondentST. PETERSBURG — For openers, the Rays will use RHP Sergio Romo, the 35-year-old career reliever, as tonight's starter against the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field.Romo is making his third career "sta...
Updated: 4 hours ago
Bucs’ Gerald McCoy welcomes Vita Vea to his rookie school

Bucs’ Gerald McCoy welcomes Vita Vea to his rookie school

TAMPA — Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has always been generous with his time, staying after practice to work with younger players. That should be a real added benefit for first-round pick Vita Vea.RELATED: More Bucs coverage"That's my M.O.'' Mc...
Updated: 7 hours ago
The Bucs’ Mike Evans is among the NFL’s best receivers, except when it came to this

The Bucs’ Mike Evans is among the NFL’s best receivers, except when it came to this

TAMPA — Only three players in NFL history have posted 1,000-yard receiving seasons in each of his first four years seasons: Randy Moss, A.J. Green and the Bucs' Mike Evans.RELATED: More Bucs coverageBut by Evans' standards, 2017 was "proba...
Updated: 8 hours ago
Now let it sink in: 60 straight baseball wins quite the feat

Now let it sink in: 60 straight baseball wins quite the feat

FORT MYERS — It had been more than two years since Greg Olsen had to give one of those talks; the kind in which silver linings abound, while across the field, a different team celebrates winning gold.Olsen's Calvary Christian baseball team gath...
Updated: 8 hours ago