Day: December 6, 2021

Sportscenter, playing through tragedy and big second-half scoring

Elkhart's Malachi Emmons (25)  works against  Gary Westside in a boys regional semifinal game Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Michigan City High School. Emmons returns to play for Concord this season after spending a year at Elkhart.

Elkhart’s Malachi Emmons (25) works against Gary Westside in a boys regional semifinal game Saturday, March 13, 2021 at Michigan City High School. Emmons returns to play for Concord this season after spending a year at Elkhart.

Malachi Emmons woke up to his phone blowing up with texts about this biggest play of his high school basketball career.

Everybody at school the next day couldn’t stop talking about it with him either.

“Honestly the next day I think I watched that video in like two or three classes,” Emmons said. “The teacher brought it up on the board.”

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The video in question was of Emmons’ right-wing, 28-foot, game-winning heave at the buzzer which helped Concord defeat South Bend Saint Joseph, 56-53 last Tuesday night, and was featured as the No. 1 play on SportsCenter’s Top-10 plays

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Paul Finebaum Reveals His Pick For The Heisman Trophy

Paul Finebaum looks on.

Paul Finebaum looks on.

Paul Finebaum knows where his vote is going for college football’s most prestigious award.

Finebaum has had Alabama quarterback Bryce Young as his favorite for a little while now and after his performance against Georgia, that sealed it for him.

He appeared on SportsCenter on Sunday morning to explain his rationale behind this.

“It was masterful,” Finebaum said on SportsCenter. “A week before (against Auburn), he had a Heisman moment, but he didn’t have a Heisman game. This was absolutely a Rembrandt on the canvas for Bryce Young. I don’t want to upset my bosses who are going to be promoting the Heisman award next week, but it’s a non-starter. This thing is over. Bryce Young has won the Heisman Trophy.”

Young finished with 421 yards and three touchdowns against Georgia. He also did most of that work without top receiver John Metchie, who had

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Basketball World Reacts To Sunday’s Paige Bueckers News

UConn star Paige Bueckers looks on.

UConn star Paige Bueckers looks on.

The basketball world collectively held its breath on Sunday afternoon when Connecticut women’s basketball Paige Bueckers went down to the ground with an apparent non-contact injury.

Bueckers had to be helped off the floor with less than a minute to play in No. 2 UConn’s 73–54 win over No. 24 Notre Dame. As the sophomore guard tried to bring the ball up court with 38.5 seconds to play, her left leg buckled and nearly brought her all the way to the ground.

Bueckers was able to hobble her way up the court before falling in front of the Huskies bench in obvious pain. She was then helped off the floor and into the locker room by two of her teammates.

The apparent injury marred an otherwise fantastic afternoon for Bueckers and UConn. The 2020-21 Wooden Award winner scored 22 points, dished out four assists

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