THURSDAY SPORTS

December 5, 2013

Freshman Jon Severe poured in a game-high 23 points and Fordham outscored Furman 24-0 from three-point range to down the Paladins 79-48 in non-conference men’s basketball on Wednesday evening at Rose Hill Gym in Bronx, New York. Severe connected on 5-of-8 three-point attempts as the Rams hit 8-of-21 from beyond the arc, including six in the first half, and held Furman to 0-for-11 shooting from long range.

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The Furman Paladin football team hopes to fare better as they head to Fargo, North Dakota this Saturday to take on FCS top-ranked North Dakota State in playoff action. Coverage of that game begins at 2:30 PM on WGOG, with kick-off at 3:30 PM.

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South Carolina men’s basketball returns from a near two-week break from games when it travels to No. 9/11 Oklahoma State on Friday as part of ESPN’s Big 12/SEC Challenge. The meeting marks just the second all-time between the two schools and the first since the 1975-76 season. The contest will be televised on ESPNU with tip time set for 9:30 p.m. ET.

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In the NBA Wednesday, Kyle Korver scored a season-high 23 points and tied the NBA record for consecutive games with a 3-pointer in the Atlanta Hawks’ 107-97 win over the Los Angeles Clippers at Philips Arena.

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Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was named ACC Player of the Year today by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Media Association (ACSMA) with 47 of the 65 possible votes. The redshirt freshman has thrown for 3,490 yards and 35 touchdowns this season, leading the ACC in both categories. In the meantime, prosecutors says the investigation of sexual assault allegations against Winston have come to an end. A news conference with the findings Thursday revealed that no charges will be filed against Winston.

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he NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin $100,000 on Wednesday¬†for interfering with a kickoff return by the Baltimore Ravens’ Jacoby Jones in the third quarter of their Thanksgiving night 22-20 loss to the Ravens last week, the second-highest fine ever against a head coach. The Steelers could also possibly have a draft pick taken away because a play on the field was affected by Tomlin’s actions, according to the NFL. Tomlin has denied intentional interference, saying he was, quote, “mesmerized” while standing in a restricted area that separates the sideline from the playing field and staring at the video board during Jones’ 73-yard return. Jones had to swerve to avoid running into Tomlin and was tackled during a return that might have gone for a touchdown. Tomlin doesn’t plan to appeal the NFL’s ruling.

In Thursday night NFL play, should be a real barn-burner. The 2-10 Houston Texans take on 3-9 Jacksonville.

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