LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Demetrius Conger chalked up 21 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday as St. Bonaventure defeated the University of Arkansas-Little Rock for the second time this season, 68-55.
Ogo Adegboye added 17 points and nine assists for the Bonnies (8-5), who beat the Trojans 77-64 on Nov. 14. Da’Quan Cook and Andrew Nicholson scored 11 points each for St. Bonaventure.
Daylon Guy totaled 14 points and five assists for Little Rock (8-9), which has lost three straight games and six of its last eight. Solomon Bozeman added 13 points and Courtney Jackson had 10.
OSU 11:41 Dane Sanzenbacher fumble recovery in end zone. Devin Barclay kick (Ohio State 7, Arkansas 0)
UA 9:43 Joe Adams 17-yard pass from Ryan Mallett. Zach Hocker kick (Ohio State 7, Arkansas 7)
OSU 2:26 Dan Herron 9-yard run. Barclay kick (Ohio State 14, Arkansas 7)
OSU 9:53 Sanzenbacher 15-yard pass from Terrelle Pryor. Barclay kick (Ohio State 21, Arkansas 7)
OSU 1:59 DeVier Posey 43-yard pass from Pryor. Barclay kick (Ohio State 28, Arkansas 7)
More mediocre teams than ever filling out too many bowl games for more than three weeks has turned college football’s postseason into a blur for just about everyone but family, friends, alumni and NFL scouts.
Take the Sugar Bowl. The hype surrounding the matchup of Ohio State and Arkansas suggested you tune in to find out if the Big 10’s best could snap an 0-for-9 skid against Southeastern Conference rivals dating to the days when the legendary Woody Hayes was still roaming the sideline.
NEW ORLEANS — Terrelle Pryor hobbled to the podium with the help of two teammates, picked up his second straight bowl MVP award, and used his time on the microphone to address the Ohio State faithful.
“I apologize and I’m sorry,” he screamed toward the scarlet-clad side of the Superdome. “Go Bucks!”
No worries. All is forgiven, especially if Pryor follows through on his vow to return next season.
SOUTHSIDE — Southside lost a pair of basketball heartbreakers at home Tuesday night when the Heber Springs Panthers snuck away with a 44-40 victory and the Lady Panthers held on for a 41-39 win in Class 4A-2 District meetings.
Each team was 3-0 in the conference entering the game.
Levi Henderson hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds to play to pull the Southerners within one, but Heber Springs’ Michael May sank a pair of free throws, Southside missed a chance to tie and then Austin Brown set the final with a free throw.
2010 Rose Bowl Ohio State 26, Oregon 17
2009 Fiesta Bowl Texas 24, Ohio State 21
2008 BCS National Championship LSU 38, Ohio State 24
2007 BCS National Championship Florida 41, Ohio State 14
2006 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 34, Notre Dame 20
2004 Alamo Bowl Ohio State 33, Oklahoma State 7
2004 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 35, Kansas State 28
2003 Fiesta Bowl Ohio State 31, Miami 24, 2OT
2002 Outback Bowl South Carolina 31, Ohio State 28
2001 Outback Bowl South Carolina 24, Ohio State 7
NEW ORLEANS — The Arkansas Razorbacks knew their season was hanging in the balance.
They’d blown a double-digit lead against Alabama. They’d lost a high-scoring shootout to Auburn.
Stumble again, and say hello to another trip to a consolation bowl.
“We started talking about how we can’t let this decide the rest of our season,” linebacker Jerry Franklin said. “That was the turning point.”
CAVE CITY — The Cave City Cavemen improved to 5-7 overall and 2-2 in the Class 4A-2 when they edged the Clinton Yellow Jackets 60-59 in overtime here Monday night.
Clinton led 12-11, 29-27 and 47-45 at the quarter breaks. It was 54-54 at the end of regulation.
Chaz Mathews tied it at 54 with two free throws with 23 seconds to play.
Southside’s home high school basketball games with Heber Springs, originally scheduled for tonight, were incorrectly included in a list of schedule moves due to tonight’s Arkansas-Ohio State football game.
Southside will host Heber Springs, a 4A-2 District foe, for three games (junior girls, senior girls and senior boys) beginning at 5 tonight.
The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans is scheduled to kick off at 7:30.
One Pioneer basketball team found its scoring shoes and the other didn’t here Monday night in Pioneer Gymnasium.
In both teams’ final nonconference games of the regular season, the Batesville Lady Pioneers rallied past the Pulaski Academy Lady Bruins for a 44-33 victory, and the Bruins mauled the Pioneers 55-28.
The Lady Pioneers were playing their first game in 17 days, and their coach said they looked it early on.
Batesville High School’s run of cross country state championships stretched to seven and topped a flurry of big sports news in the fall of 2010.