Quick Hits: Week of February 23-March 2

Ben Davis:

-The Ben Davis boys basketball team suffered a rough 53-48 loss at head coach Mark James’ former Franklin Central Flashes, but recovered quickly on Friday with a dominating 62-43 victory at Arsenal Tech, last year’s Class 4A State Champions. The victory was James’ 500th of his career, and was the last game of the regular season. Sectionals begin on Tuesday against Northwest, with the winner going on to play Southport. All games will be hosted at Perry Meridian.

-Ben Davis boys junior diver DaeQuan Quinn finished ninth at the State Finals over the weekend with a score of 395.35.


-The Butler Bulldogs mens basketball team recovered from a bad Xavier loss with two dominating wins this week. On Wednesday, they defeated Marquette 73-52. then traveled to DePaul on Saturday for a 67-53 victory.

-The IU Hoosiers played one game this week, and the results weren’t great. They fell 72-65 at Northwestern on Wednesday.

-The Purdue Boilermakers split games this week, defeating Rutgers 92-85 at home on Thursday, and losing 65-61 to Ohio State in Columbus. Purdue blew a 35-23 halftime lead against Ohio State; winning would have clinched a double-bye in the Big Ten tournament. The Boilers will have another chance to clinch that double-bye at Michigan State on Wednesday.

-Notre Dame hosted Syracuse on Tuesday for their only game of the week, where the Irish were defeated 65-60.

-The Indiana Pacers went 2-1 this week, and passed a major milestone along the way. After falling 105-92 against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday, the Pacers defeated the LeBron James and Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers on Friday, 93-86. The victory was head coach Frank Vogel’s 191st, making him the winningest coach in Pacers NBA history. Then on Sunday, the Pacers defeated the 76ers 94-74. The Pacers are 8-2 since February 1, the best record in the NBA in that span.