No. 11 Kentucky men use Coppin as tuneup in 91-61 rout
Terrence Jones scored 18 points, Brandon Knight added 17 points and eight assists, and 11th-ranked Kentucky rolled by Coppin State, 91-61, on Tuesday in its final tuneup before a showdown with rival Louisville on New Year's Eve. The Wildcats (10-2) shot 57 percent from the field — including 74 percent in the second half — to overwhelm the Eagles. Doron Lamb, fresh off a school freshman-record 32-point performance in a rout of Winthrop last week, scored 17 points and DeAndre Liggins added 10 points, eight rebounds and six assists for Kentucky. Jordan Lee led Coppin State (4-6) with 11 points, while Tony Gallo and Akeem Ellis added 10 points each. The Eagles couldn't keep up with the Wildcats, who played efficiently while gearing up for Friday's Battle for the Bluegrass.
More men's college basketball: Shane Walker had 14 points in a losing effort as host Loyola fell to Bucknell, 70-59. The Bison (7-7) shot 52.4 percent from the field to build a 36-27 halftime lead. Bucknell's Joe Willman and G.W. Boon each had 16 points. The Greyhounds fell to 4-8.
Women's college basketball: Chelsea Sanders led all scorers with 19 points, but UMES continued to slide, falling to host Canisius, 58-48. The Hawks (2-7) have lost four straight. After a 21-21 halftime tie, Jamie Ruttle hit a 3-pointer with 13:24 left in the game to give the Golden Griffins (4-7) the lead for good.
1-0 win puts Bays Chelsea in title game of Disney tourney
The Under-16 Baltimore Bays Chelsea team defeated the Under-16 Chelsea Football Club from England, 1-0, in the Disney College Showcase tournament in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. The Bays' goal was scored by John Jlopleh (Loyola) in the 55th minute of play. Matt Sanchez (McDonogh) recorded the shutout in goal. With the victory and the 2-1 win over CASL (North Carolina), the Bays have advanced to the championship game on Thursday against an opponent to be determined. In addition, Baltimore Bays Chelsea is in first place at the tournament in the under-15 and under-18 divisions. The under-15 team tied Andromeda (Texas), 3-3, and defeated the Columbus Crew, 3-2. The under-18 Bays have defeated Kendall S.C. (Florida), 2-0, and tied the Dallas Texans, 1-1. Their games today will determine who advances to the championship games on Thursday.
Center Aucoin, AHL MVP last year, recalled from Hershey
The Washington Capitals have recalled center Keith Aucoin from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League, vice president and general manager George McPhee announced. Aucoin, 32, has recorded 24 points (eight goals, 16 assists) and 10 penalty minutes in 15 games with Hershey this season. Aucoin led the AHL with 106 points (35 goals, 71 assists) and received the Les Cunningham Award as the league Most Valuable Player for 2009-10. He has played in 74 career NHL games with the Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes, recording eight goals and 18 assists.
—From Sun staff and news services