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UAlbany’s Tyler Oedekoven, twice SportsCenter Top 10 star, enters transfer portal

When University at Albany wide receiver Tyler Oedekoven entered the NCAA transfer portal, he had two great highlights in his reel to attract interest from other schools.

Oedekoven, who made the ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays in consecutive weeks during the 2019 season, said Tuesday he’s moving on for academic reasons. He announced his decision to leave Monday on Twitter.

Oedekoven, who’s on course to receive his bachelor’s degree in business administration this spring, said he wants to study business analytics in graduate school. He has two years of eligibility remaining.

“Albany has an information systems program, which is more of the IT direction,” said Oedekoven, who aspires to become a CEO. “But I wanted more of the business side of analytics, rather than the IT side. It was all academic reasons why I wanted to leave, for the most part. After the season, I contemplated about what transpired and

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Boys basketball: Haddonfield’s Daire Roddy makes ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays

New Jersey high school basketball was on display on ESPN on Sunday morning.

Haddonfield’s Daire Roddy was featured at No. 4 on SportsCenter’s Top Ten Plays. Roddy lifted the Bulldawgs to a 41-40 victory over Overbrook on Saturday. The sophomore stole the in-bounds pass at midcourt, landed, and chucked up a 40-foot game-winning 3-pointer.

The bucket sent the home crowd into a frenzy. Roddy was mobbled and piled on by his teammates.

Haddonfield improved to 11-2 with the win, and the Bulldawgs have won six games in a row.

“Haddonfield down by two, Daire Roddy the steal, the heave at the buzzer!” the ESPN anchor said describing the play. “Does it get any better than that? Forty-one to 40 win. That was phenomenal.”

Video originally taken by Tim Gallagher on Twitter.

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Heat remain in Eastern Conference’s top tier, battled injuries and absences with great team depth

The Heat, missing Kyle Lowry and Tyler Herro, fell to the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday but despite that, they remain in a good place to make a second-half of the season run to the playoffs. 

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The Heat dazzled the NBA world by making an improbable run to the NBA Finals during the bubble season of 2020 as the fifth seed but last season, after finishing sixth, Miami crashed out of the playoffs, swept by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. 

The toll of two seasons played in a condensed period of time took its toll on the Heat, but Miami entered this season healthy and full of hope. 

Unfortunately, season 2021-22 has provided its challenges as well. 

Tyler Herro has elevated his game and is the clear Sixth Man of the Year favorite, but the Heat’s

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Carson-Newman basketball player makes SportsCenter Top 10

Dyer’s spectacular play came in at number 10 on ESPN SportsCenter’s top play countdown.

JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. — A play made by Carson-Newman basketball player Ren Dyer made ESPN SportsCenter’s top 10 for a play he made on Monday night.

In the Eagles’ win against Coker, Dyer inbounded the ball off a defender’s back and dunked it. The play drew an excited reaction from Carson-Newman’s bench. 

“It was a good moment, it definitely was,” Dyer told WBIR on Tuesday.

He said he woke up Tuesday morning to a text from a friend telling him he made it and then many other messages came flooding in of the national recognition.

Dyer said this was kind of a redemption moment for a dunk that he missed last year where he almost put an opposing player on a poster. He said that for sure would have been a SportsCenter TOP 10 moment too.

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