Purdue player falls ill, team cancels trip

An unamed Purdue player contracted meningitis, and the Boilermakers canceled a trip to Mexico, where they were to play in a tournament. Reports are that the player is redshirt junior Drey Mingo, who is hospitalized. Other team members and coaches have received antibiotics as a precaution.

More wrap-up from last night:

The Houston Cougars rallied for the comeback and beat Louisiana Tech, 70-66.

Brittney Griner on her blocks record: “this one’s a little special.”

Yowism:

North Carolina State athletic director Debbie Yow is continuing her family’s legacy at the school.

High school news:

Stacked with talent, Southern California’s Mater Dei is poised to repeat last year’s winning season, despite, and because of, changes.

ESPN’s pre-season high school rankings:

(Records are from 09-10 season)

1. Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Calif.) 32-1
2. Brea Olinda (Brea, Calif.) 31-3
3. Westbury Christian (Houston) 33-8
4. Bolingbrook (Bolingbrook, Ill.) 28-1
5. Memphis Central (Memphis, Tenn.) 26-4
6. Potter’s House Christian (Jacksonville, Fla.) 34-4
7. Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) 21-8
8. Neptune (Neptune, N.J.) 31-1
9. Whitney Young (Chicago, Ill.) 28-3
10. Buford (Buford, Ga.) 29-4
11. St. Mary’s (Phoenix, Ariz.) 23-6
12. Long Beach Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) 32-3
13. Ben Davis (Indianapolis, Ind.) 28-0
14. Monarch (Louisville, Colo.) 22-5
15. Christ the King (Middle Village, N.Y.) 26-5
16. Mt. Lebanon (Pittsburgh, Pa.) 29-2
17. Lakeville North (Lakeville, Minn.) 32-0
18. Start (Toledo, Ohio) 18-4
19. Goose Creek (Goose Creek, S.C.) 27-1
20. Hoover (Hoover, Ala.) 33-1
21. Lake Taylor (Norfolk, Va.) 30-1
22. Nazareth Regional (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
23. Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) 18-8
24. MacArthur (Irving, Texas) 38-2
25. Lake Mary (Lake Mary, Fla.) 32-1
26. Norcross (Norcross, Ga.) 28-4
27. Incarnate Word Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) 30-1
28. Germantown Academy (Fort Washington, Pa.) 23-4
29. Fayette County (Fayetteville, Ga.) 24-6
30. Bishop O’Dowd (Oakland, Calif.) 27-4
31. Clarksville (Clarksville, Tenn.) 30-5
32. Princess Anne (Virginia Beach, Va.) 29-2
33. Spring Valley (Spring Valley, S.C.) 26-3
34. La Jolla Country Day (La Jolla, Calif.) 26-4
35. Duncanville (Duncanville, Texas) 33-4
36. Jefferson (Portland, Ore.) 21-3
37. Sparkman (Harvest, Ala.) 21-6
38. North Little Rock (North Little Rock, Ark.) 31-0
39. Butler (Matthews, N.C.) 26-4
40. Detroit Renaissance (Detroit, Mich.) 19-3
41. St. John’s (D.C.) 24-6
42. William Penn Charter School (Philadelphia) 18-7
43. Marion County (Lebanon, Ky.) 33-2
44. St. Mary’s (Stockton, Calif.) 34-1
45. St. Joseph’s Academy (St. Louis, Mo.) 21-8
46. Oak Hill (Mouth of Wilson, Va.) 14-5
47. Linn-Mar (Marion, Iowa) 23-0
48. Racine Case (Racine, Wis.) 19-6
49. St. John the Baptist (Islip, N.Y.) 10-11
50. Carondelet (Concord, Calif.) 27-6

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