The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
No. 4 Syracuse blew most of a 12-point lead in the last 8 minutes and used one final defensive stop to squeeze past Maryland 57-55 on Monday night and end a two-game losing streak.
Maryland had two chances in the final seconds to walk out of Cameron Indoor Stadium with a win one last time.
A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.
According to Hoop-Math, 157 of his 163 shots this season have been from beyond the arc (96 percent), the highest percentage in the country among players with at least 100 field goal attempts.
English is averaging 17.8 points, 4.1 assists, and 3.9 rebounds for the Gaels, who are tied atop the MAAC with an 8-2 conference record after winning both games last weekend.
Ranked as the 21st-best recruit in the country by Rivals, Shepard came to San Diego State with the wrong mindset.
George Washington is now the area’s best team, apologies to Georgetown, Maryland and new A-10 rival George Mason.
Markel Starks scored 21 points, and D’Vaunt Smith-Rivera had 19 to lead Georgetown to its sixth straight win, beating Elon 85-76 on Tuesday night.
Catholic University, facing Loyola (Md.) tonight, is trying to build on its NCAA Tournament season a year ago while competing for a Division III national championship.