Four earn Subway-IBCA all-state hoops honors
The Indiana Basketball Coaches Associated released its boys basketball all-state teams Thursday, with four Loganland players earning recognition.
Lewis Cass’ Austin Keisling was named to the Senior All-State honorable mention team after leading the Kings to the Class 2A semistate.
Cass’ Ryan Bixler, and Logansport’s Matt Jennings and Carter Skaggs were each named to the Underclass All-State honorable mention squad.
Dayton routs Stanford to advance to Elite 8
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Sibert scored 18 points, Kendall Pollard added a season-high 12 and Dayton rolled past Stanford 82-72 on Thursday to make the NCAA tournament’s Elite Eight for the first time since 1984.
No. 11 Dayton (26-10) continued its underdog run and this one wasn’t particularly close. The 6-foot-4 Sibert was spectacular, slashing to the basket and draining 3-pointers, to help the Flyers lead for almost the entire night.
Dayton showed its depth early, using 12 players in the first half to slowly wear Stanford down.
“We had 11 guys score in the game and from top to bottom, we kept coming and coming,” Dayton coach Archie Miller said. “The way they shared the ball and moved the ball ... it was a true team effort. It’s nice that on the biggest stage, we acted like ourselves.”
No. 10 Stanford (23-13) had the superior post play, but it wasn’t enough. Chasson Randle led the Cardinal with 21 points, but shot 5 of 21 from the field. Dwight Powell added 17 and Stefan Nastic — who fouled out with more than five minutes left — had 15.
Dayton plays the winner of UCLA-Florida on Saturday.
Wisconson routs Baylor to reach West final
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Frank Kaminsky scored 19 points and blocked six shots, and Wisconsin romped into the West Regional final with a dominant 69-52 victory over Baylor on Thursday night.
Ben Brust hit three 3-pointers and scored 14 points for the second-seeded Badgers (29-7), who jumped to a 14-point lead in the first half and never let up on the overmatched Bears (26-12).