Davis, UNC Set for UCLA

RJ Davis is having quite a sophomore season and NCAA tournament for North Carolina which plays UCLA in Philadelphia in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament at 9:30 p.m. Friday on CBS.

The Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate is coming off his best collegiate game when he scored a career-high 30 points in a 93-86 overtime win over top seed and defending national champion Baylor. He finished with five rebounds and six assists, and was 8 for-17 from the field, 5 for 10 from three-point range and 9 for 10 from the free-throw line. The made free throws, free throws attempted and field goals attempted a all career highs.

The sophomore guard contributed 12 assists in his team’s 95-63 first-round victory over Marquette.

Davis is averaging 13.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game for North Carolina (26-9 overall). His 74 assists are second on the team, and he’s fourth on the Tar Heels in scoring.

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Griffin Playing Tonight for Duke

AJ Griffin will be in the lineup tonight for Duke when it meets Texas Tech in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament in San Francisco.

Tipoff is 9:30 p.m. on CBS

The Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate injured his left ankle in the second half of his team’s second-round win over Michigan State. The freshman forward was seen walking near the bench area, but never left the court to receive treatment.

Griffin is averaging 10.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, and is shooting 50 percent from the floor and 46 percent from three-point range. He earned a spot on All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team and was honorable mention All-ACC.

Duke (30-6) won the Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season championship and is the second seed in the West Regional. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is coaching in his final season and will retire at the end of the season.

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Citron Leads Notre Dame

Sonia Citron, a graduate of The Ursuline School, scored 25 points in leading the University of Notre to a 108-64 victory over fourth seed and host Oklahoma University in the second round of the NCAA Division I women’s basketball tournament on Monday.

The Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Year was 11 for 11 from the free-throw line and finished with 20 or more points in a game for the third time this season. The 6 foot 1 guard, who was 7 for 13 from the field, also had six rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Fifth-seeded Notre Dame (24-8 overall) will play top seed North Carolina State University (31-3) in the Sweet 16 in Bridgeport, Conn., at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 26 on ESPN.

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Griffin, Duke on ESPN Tonight

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate AJ Griffin and his Duke teammates will host Virginia in an Atlantic Coast Conferene men’s basketball game on ESPN tonight at 7.

Duke (19-3 overall, 9-2 ACC), winners of four straight games, is coming off an 87-67 victory over North Carolina (16-7, 8-4) on Saturday. Griffin, a freshman forward who was named ACC Freshman of the Week on Monday, scored a game-high 27 points, shooting 11 for 17 from the floor, and grabbed four rebounds. His high school teammate at Stepinac, sophomore guard RJ Davis, scored 11 points for North Carolina.

Virginia (14-5, 8-5) is coming off wins over Miami and Boston College.

Following tonight’s game with Virginia, Duke will play at Clemson Thursday and Boston College Saturday. Duke and North Carolina will meet in Durham to close out the regular season March 5 on ESPN.

Citron Assists Notre Dame

Sonia Citron, a graduate of The Ursuline School, had 15 points, two rebounds, three assists, one steal and one bock for Notre Dame in a 70-65 Atlantic Coast Conference women’s basketball loss at Florida State.

A few days earlier the freshman contributed 11 points, 7 rebounds and two assists in a 68-55 win over Virginia Tech.

Citron is averaging 11.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game this season.

Citron Gains ACC Honor

Sonia Citron was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s women’s basketball freshman of the week for leading the University of Notre Dame to two victories over Syracuse and Boston College.

The Ursuline School graduate, who won the award for a fifth time, finished with 13 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Syracuse, and added 14 points and four rebounds versus Boston College.

As of Jan. 31, Citron, who shot 10 for 16 from the field and 5 for 7 from the free-throw line, scored in double figures in five consecutive games and was second among true ACC freshmen in scoring with 11.4 points per game. She was first among true ACC freshmen with 6.25 rebounds per game.

Notre Dame will host Virginia Tech tonight before playing at Florida State on Sunday.

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Citron Lifts Notre Dame

Sonia Citron, a graduate of The Ursuline School, finished with 14 points and five rebounds as Notre Dame avenged an earlier loss this season with a 74-61 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over Boston College on Sunday.

Three days earlier, the freshman guard had 13 points and 12 rebounds in an 83-62 win over Syracuse.

Citron is averaging 11.4 points per game.

Notre Dame (16-4 overall, 7-2 ACC) will host North Carolina State on Tuesday and Virginia Tech on Thursday.

Davis Lifts UNC

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate RJ Davis contributed 13 points and seven rebounds as North Carolina defeated Boston College, 58-47, in a Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball victory on Wednesday night.

The Tar Heels (14-6 overall, 6-3 ACC) will host North Carolina State on Saturday.

Davis is averaging 13.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game.

Davis, UNC Host BC Tonight

Archbishop Stepinac High School graduate RJ Davis and the North Carolina men’s basketball team will host Boston College in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at 7 tonight.

Click here to follow along during tonight’s game. The Tar Heels (13-6 overall, 5-3 ACC) are 10-0 at home this season.

In Monday’s 78-68 ACC victory over Virginia Tech, the sophomore guard contributed 15 points, three rebounds, two assist, one steal and one block.

Davis is third on the team averaging 13.5 points per game and is grabbing 3.8 rebounds per contest.

Griffin, Duke Hosting Clemson

AJ Griffin and the Duke University men’s basketball team will host Clemson at 7 p.m. Tuesday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game being televised by ESPN2.

The freshman contributed 15 points, six rebounds and one block in a 79-59 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. He was 5 for 9 from three-point range.

Griffin has started the last four games and came off the bench in the other 14 games for the Blue Devils (15-3 overall, 5-2 ACC). He is averaging 8.3 points and 3.2 rebounds per game.

Following Tuesday’s game with Clemson, Duke will play at Lousiville at noon Saturday on ESPN2 and at Notre Dame at 7 p.m. Monday on ESPN.

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