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02.26.06: Stanford will open new stadium against Navy ... UTEP men, Houston women capture track titles ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.25.06: Home state honors K-State football icon ... Switzer endorse Osborne for Neb. governor ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.24.06: ECU home hoops finales bring promotions ... Juco hoops coach climbs to 1,000-win plateau ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard
02.23.06: Rape charge filed against Navy football star ... Finn finished with Musketeers ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.22.06: Scholarship suit could be costly to NCAA ... Big C-USA hoops matchup on tap tonight ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.21.06: Spurrier plucks UNC-Chapel Hill assistant ... Hurricanes, Sooners to clash in 2007, 2009 ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.20.06: Producers working on Marshall film title ... NCAA announces plush digs at Final Four ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.19.06: Miami brings back Olson to run offense ... Mississippi College Choctaw mascot gets OK ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.18.06: ECU alumni take court prior to Marshall game  Report: Top three apparent for NFL draft ... DUI charge lodged against Sutton ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.17.06: NCAA panel aiming to shorten football games ... Wolfpack star diagnosed with ligament sprain ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.16.06: Nation's champs meet nation's chief ... Mizzou officials deny Snyder was forced out ... Report: Indiana hoops coach on the way out ... Ousted Ohio State coach O'Brien wins lawsuit ... Cowboys switch Suttons ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.15.06: D-III slugger accomplishes cycle — times two ... Rice rookie gets national hitting honor ... SIU coach Kill tells of kidney cancer surgery ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.14.06: Frasure rewriting ECU record book ... Another weighty matter for the Pirates ... ECU softball duo gets C-USA honors ... Sutton benched for season after DUI citation ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.13.06: Marshall assistant heading for Louisiana Tech ... Missouri, Snyder reach settlement ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.12.06: ECU-Maryland rainout spawns Sunday twinbill ... Spurrier staff undergoes renovations ... Sutton misses game after auto accident ... Throng flocks to Lambeau for college hockey ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.11.06: McMahon departing ECU for Saints ... NCAA may grant replay challenges to coaches ... Snyder steps down, Watkins steps up at Mizzou ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.10.06: East Carolina steps up football schedule ... Play ball! Pirates, Terps open baseball season ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.09.06: Circuitous journey finds Erickson back in Idaho ... Colorado State athletic director steps down ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.08.06: Carter joins East Carolina football staff ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.07.06: Key suspensions deplete Pirates' ranks ... ACC officiating crew benched for botched call ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.06.06: Ole Miss coaching legend Vaught dies ... C-USA guards in running for Cousy Award ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.05.06: Bass may be in line for new ECU post ... SMU AD Copeland calling it quits ... Bunting experiences technical difficulties ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.04.06: Here come Cougs and fully-cognizant Penders ... Wolfpack bats light up for A-Rod ... History of the NCAA now in print ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.03.06: FSU blue chipper says analyst advocated Irish ... Golden Eagles work the home front ... Pirate softball hurler gets preseason honor ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.02.06: Bailey heads for Starkville via Iraq ... Texas A&M gridders vie in "Big Splash" ... C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule
02.01.06: Marshall crash will become film theme ... Memphis soccer faces professional team ... Green Wave gets Omaha rings ...
C-USA Basketball Scoreboard & Schedule

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Diamond Deacs stun top-ranked Gators


Wake Forest junior Charlie Mellies tossed a 118-pitch masterpiece leading the Demon Deacons to a 4-0 shutout of top-ranked Florida in the championship game of the 2006 Pepsi Baseball Classic in Gainesville, FL.

Wake's victory was its first over the nation's top-ranked team since Apr. 26, 2002, when the Deacs defeated Clemson, 4-2.

Pairings set for C-USA women's tournament

After earning its first-ever conference championship in women's basketball on Friday, regular season champion Tulsa will be the No. 1 seed in this week's Conference USA Women's Tournament, March 2-5 at Southern Methodist's Moody Coliseum in Dallas.

As the No. 1 seed, Tulsa will have a first round bye at the 2006 C-USA Women's Basketball Championship. Other teams receiving first round byes include No. 2 Rice, No. 3 SMU and No. 4 Southern Miss. Thursday's first round match-ups pit: No. 8 East Carolina vs. No. 9 UAB at 1 p.m.; No. 5 Marshall vs. No. 12 Memphis at 3:30 p.m.; No. 7 Houston vs. No. 10 Texas-El Paso at 6 p.m.; and No. 6 Tulane vs. No. 11 Central Florida at 8:30 p.m.

In Friday's quarterfinal round, No. 1 Tulsa will take on the winner of the ECU-UAB game at 1 p.m., and No. 4 Southern Miss will face the winner of the Marshall-Memphis match-up at 3:30 p.m.

No. 2 Rice, winner of seven in a row, will take on the winner of the Houston-UTEP game at 6 p.m., while No. 3 seed SMU will close out Friday night with the winner of the Tulane-UCF contest at 8:30 p.m.

Davis wins last home game at Indiana

On senior day, Indiana took a 78-71 basketball win over No. 18/16 (AP/Coaches) Michigan State in the final home game for Hoosiers coach Mike Davis, who has resigned effective at the end of the season.

"I won my first game as a coach here and I won my last game," Davis said after the contest at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, IN. "Over the last two years, we have been 15-1 in conference play at home. I just thought about everything [at the end of the game].

"The opportunity to be the coach of Indiana; people have been very nice to me, my family has definitely benefited from me being the coach here. I am really emotional, but at the same time, really excited about the fact that I have grown so much over the last six years.

"I thought about the players that have gotten better every year. I thought about Coach [Donnie] Marsh, Coach [Kerry] Rupp, and Coach [Sidney] Green. Just to be able to bring three former head coaches and put them on the staff is really special to me. I cannot explain to people how appreciative I am about this opportunity."

C-USA Basketball Standings, Scores & Schedule

(Updated through Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006)


TEAM                  C-USA    ALL
Memphis                12-0   26-2
Texas-El Paso          11-2   18-7
UAB                    10-2   20-5
Houston                 8-4   18-7
Central Florida         6-6  12-13
Rice                    5-7  11-14
Tulane                  5-7  10-15
Tulsa                   5-7  10-15
Marshall                4-8  11-14
Southern Methodist      4-9  12-14
Southern Miss          2-10   8-19
East Carolina          2-11   8-18

----- SCORES -----


   No games scheduled.


   Tulane 66, East Carolina 53
   Marshall 62, Southern Mississippi 57
   Central Florida 77, Rice 64
   UAB 73, Southern Methodist 68
   Memphis 78, Tulsa 67
   Texas-Paso 69, Houston 63

----- SCHEDULE -----


   Central Florida at Marshall, 7 pm
   Rice at Houston, 8 pm
   Southern Mississippi at Tulane, 8 pm
   Tulsa at Texas-El Paso, 9:05 pm


   Memphis at UAB, 9:30 pm


   East Carolina at Southern Mississippi, 5 pm
   Southern Methodist at Rice, 7:05 pm
   Texas-El Paso at Central Florida, 7:30 pm
   Tulane at Tulsa, 8:05 pm
   Marshall at UAB, 8:30 pm
   Houston at Memphis, 9 pm

News Nuggets are compiled periodically based on material supplied by staff members; data published by ECU, Conference USA and its member schools; and reports from other sources. Copyright 2006 and other publishers. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


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