Syracuse's C.J. Fair (City) named ACC Player of the Week

Delaware's Devon Saddler (Aberdeen) becomes program's all-time leading scorer

  • Forward C.J. Fair (City) keyed a Syracuse win over visiting Duke on Saturday night.
Forward C.J. Fair (City) keyed a Syracuse win over visiting… (Rich Barnes / Getty Images )
February 04, 2014|Sports Digest

Syracuse senior forward C.J. Fair (City) was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. The senior forward shot 12-for-20 from the field for a career-high 28 points Saturday against No. 11 Duke, keying the Orange to a 91-89 overtime win. The performance followed a 16-point, eight-rebound effort in Wednesday's 67-57 victory at Wake Forest. For the season, Fair is averaging 17.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game for undefeated Syracuse.

MORE DIVISION I: Delaware senior guard Devon Saddler (Aberdeen) scored 21 points in an 80-67 win over Northeastern to become the program's all-time leading scorer, with 2,031 career points. He finished 7-for-19 from the field, made three 3-pointers, was 4-for-4 from the free-throw line and had eight assists. …UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) was named America East Conference Rookie of the Week for the fourth time this season. Elliott nearly recorded UMBC's first tripledouble in 19 years, with 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in a 73-61 victory over Binghamton on Wednesday. His 11 rebounds and eight assists were both season highs for the Retrievers. Elliott then converted a team season-best 12 free throws as part of a 21-point effort in an 83-80 loss at Maine on Sunday. Elliott had seven rebounds, three assists and a pair of steals against the Black Bears. … Mount St. Mary's senior guard Rashad Whack was named the Choice Hotels/Northeast Conference Player of the Week. Whack finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and three steals for his first career doubledouble in an 87-82 overtime win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday. He scored a game-high 26 points Saturday in the Mount's 95-92 victory against LIU Brooklyn. … UMES freshman guard Hakeem Baxter was named both the College Sports Madness Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Player of the Week and the MEAC Rookie of the Week. Baxter now has five awards on the season, including a trio of MEAC Rookie of the Week honors. Baxter scored 26 points and was 12-for-13 from the free-throw line in UMES' 67-60 victory over North Carolina A&T on Saturday.

DIVISION III: Salisbury senior forward Dominic Milburn was named the Capital Athletic Conference Player of the Week on Monday. The Silver Spring native scored a career-high 23 points against No. 25 St. Mary's on Thursday, also tying career highs in rebounds (six) and assists (four). He backed up that performance with a 16-point effort in a win against Southern Virginia on Saturday, including a 12-foot jumper as time expired to give Salisbury a 72-70 win.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Maryland voted sixth in ACC preseason coaches poll

Maryland was picked to finish sixth in the ACC in the preseason coaches poll. 2013 regular-season champion Florida State finished atop the poll, and North Carolina State, Notre Dame, North Carolina and Virginia Tech rounded out the top five. The Terps finished last season with a 13-8 conference record and open their season Fridayat the Florida International Tournament.

More Division I: Towson was selected to finish fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association in the preseason coaches poll. Hofstra was picked to repeat as conference champion. Towson finished last season 30-28-1 overallLisa Costello.

ET CETERA

JHU's Shelton named track and field athlete of week

John Hopkins senior Maggie Shelton was named the Centennial Conference women's track athlete of the week after winning the 800-meter run by seven seconds at the Bison Open over the weekend. Her time of 2 minutes, 12.29 seconds broke the school record and ranks first in the nation after converting for track sizeBrynn Parsons .

Maryland football: The Terps will hold walk-on tryouts Monday. Interested players must be full-time students who are currently enrolled at the university. Potential walk-ons must have a physical signed by a doctor within the past six months and the results from a completed sickle-cell solubility test. Candidates should report to Gossett Football Team House at 3:00 p.m.

Women's college lacrosse: Salisbury was ranked No. 1 in the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association top-20 poll. The team enters the 2014 season on a 23-game winning streak after capping a perfect season last year with the program's second national title.

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