SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — Kyle Colvin had 15 points and seven rebounds, Keith Smith registered 11 points and six assists, and Cal Poly easily defeated NAIA-member Simpson University (CA)...
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — DJ Mitchell had 18 points as Santa Clara defeated Cal Poly 77-63 on Friday night.
The Broncos led 33-26 at halftime, pushed their lead to double-digits early in...
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have signed former Oakland Raiders fullback Keith Smith and have waived fullback Ricky Ortiz with an injury settlement.
OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)
New faces: Coach Jon Gruden, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, WR Jordy Nelson, RB Doug Martin, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Daryl Worley, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, LB Derrick Johnson, S Marcus Gilchrist, LB Emmanuel Lamur, LB Tahir Whitehead, FB Keith Smith, DL Tank Carradine, QB AJ McCarron, OL Kolton Miller, DT Maurice Hurst, DE Arden Key, DT P.J. Hall.
OAKLAND RAIDERS (6-10)
New faces: Coach Jon Gruden, defensive coordinator Paul Guenther, WR Jordy Nelson, WR Martavis Bryant, RB Doug Martin, CB Rashaan Melvin, CB Daryl Worley, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, LB Derrick Johnson, S Marcus Gilchrist, LB Emmanuel Lamur, LB Tahir Whitehead, WR Ryan Switzer, OL Breno Giacomini, FB Keith Smith, DL Tank Carradine, OL Kolton Miller, DT Maurice Hurst, DE Arden Key, DT P.J. Hall.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Undrafted free agent fullback Ryan Yurachek has signed with the Oakland Raiders.
The team announced his addition Friday, and Yurachek is likely to enter training camp as a backup on the depth chart.
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Oakland Raiders have traded fullback Jamize Olawale to the Dallas Cowboys in a deal that also includes a swap of picks in the upcoming NFL draft.
Dallas sent Oakland one of its two fifth-round picks (No. 173 overall) in exchange for a sixth-round pick (No. 192 overall). The Cowboys now have three picks in the sixth round.
DALLAS COWBOYS (9-7)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE DeMarcus Lawrence; RB Alfred Morris; WR Brice Butler; T Byron Bell; G Jonathan Cooper; LBs Anthony Hitchens and Kyle Wilber; LS L.P. LaDouceur; C Joe Looney; CB Bene Benwikere.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: DE David Irving; FB Keith Smith.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Zane Najdawi scored 16 points and No. 8 seed The Citadel held off ninth-seeded VMI 78-70 in the first round of the Southern Conference Tournament on Friday.
The Citadel (11-20) will play top-seeded UNC Greensboro (24-7) in a Saturday quarterfinal.
Najdawi was 4 of 11 from the field but made 7 of 11 of his free throws. Frankie Johnson and Matt Frierson added 12 points apiece, and Hayden Brown chipped in 11 for the Bulldogs. Frierson made four of The Citadel's 14 3-pointers.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Deriece Parks scored 16 points, Matt Halvorson added 14 and Western Carolina fended off a late challenge to defeat VMI 72-60 Thursday night, winning a third straight game.
Marcus Thomas added 13 points for the Catamounts (12-13, 7-5 Southern Conference), who shot 50 percent (27 of 54) and made 10 3-pointers. Parks hit four from distance and Halvorson three.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored 24 points, Austin Vereen added 18 as VMI led the entire way to defeat The Citadel 88-81 on Saturday, halting a seven-game losing streak and claiming its first Southern Conference victory this season.
Vereen opened the game with back-to-back 3-pointers as the Keydets shot 50 percent, never trailed and led by as many as 19 before halftime.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Ria'n Holland had 16 points and Stephon Jelks added 13 with 11 rebounds as Mercer held off VMI 62-56 to gets its third straight win and even its Southern Conference record on Thursday night.
Holland hit 4 of 7 from deep, making 6 of 11 field goal attempts. Demetre Rivers added 13 points and Desmond Ringer grabbed 11 rebounds for Mercer (10-9, 3-3).
Coach Bob Hoffman picked up his 500th career victory, 189 of which have come at Mercer.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Keith Smith had 19 points with six assists and Austin Vereen added 14 as VMI took its sixth straight win over Longwood, rolling to an 81-70 victory on Saturday afternoon.
Vereen came off the bench to drill four from distance and grab six rebounds. Tyler Creammer added 12 points with seven rebounds and Bubba Parham chipped in 11 points for VMI (4-5).
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored 19 points to lead VMI to an 81-66 victory over Division II Ohio Valley on Tuesday night.
Parham was 8 of 16 from the floor but missed all six 3-point attempts. Keith Smith added 15 points for VMI (2-2). Jordan Ratliffe finished with 14.
Parker Black had 14 points and Kyle Mitchell chipped in 10 points for Ohio Valley.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Austin Vereen scored 22 points with four 3-pointers and 7-for-9 shooting, Tyler Creammer added 19 more and a hot-shooting VMI led start to finish to win its home opener 78-58 against Presbyterian on Saturday.
Last season: 33-6, most wins in school history.
Coach: Dana Altman.
Who's gone: F Jordan Bell, G Tyler Dorsey, F Dillon Brooks, F Chris Boucher, G Dylan Ennis.
Who's back: G Payton Pritchard, the lone starter from the Ducks team that went to the Final Four last season. He averaged 7.4 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game last season. Sophomore Keith Smith and senior Roman Sorkin played limited roles on last season's team.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Deajah Cofield's introduction to Flint Hamady girls basketball didn't involve playing.
Her job as a middle schooler was to keep players hydrated on the sidelines.
"Being a water girl, I still practiced with them," Cofield said, laughing. "I did everything they did, it's just when the games came I would get the water for them. I couldn't wait to play."
Five years later, the senior guard is Hawks coach Keith Smith's latest standout.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Trey Chapman knocked in a pair of free throws in the final minute and Keith Smith blocked Western Carolina's final shot as VMI held on for a 79-78 victory on Thursday night for its first Southern Conference win of the season.
Elijah Pughsley had pulled Western Carolina within a point at the free-throw line and grabbed a clutch defensive rebound with nine seconds remaining, but had his 3-point attempt blocked by Smith with one second on the clock.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Julian Eleby scored a season-high 31 points and VMI beat Charleston Southern 88-83 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game skid.
Eleby was 9 of 13 from the floor, made five three-pointers and all eight free-throw attempts. QJ Peterson had 17 points, and Keith Smith and Adrian Rich added 15 points apiece for VMI (2-7), which shot 12 of 25 for 48 percent from 3-point range, and 87 percent from the line on 26-of-30 shooting.