Creighton's Alexander named to Oscar Robertson Trophy watch list

Creighton guard Ty-Shon Alexander is among 46 standout players selected by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association for its initial watch list for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, presented to the men's national player of the year. 

Alexander is averaging 15.9 points per game this season for Creighton, and tops the club with 5.9 rebounds per game.  The North Carolina native is shooting 47% from three-point range.  Alexander, who is also on the watch list for the Jerry West Award Shooting Guard of the Year and the John R. Wooden Award, was named a Preseason All-BIG EAST choice.  The 2019-20 Oscar Robertson Trophy will be presented at the NCAA Final Four in Atlanta in April.

In other news

NFL free agent Antonio Brown is expected to appear before a Florida judge in bond court after a night behind bars.  Brown turned himself in last night at the Broward County Jail.  His lawyer said Brown is innocent of the charges, which include burglary with battery.  A Hollywood police repor…

Zion Williamson capped his long-awaited NBA debut by scoring 17 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and stirring the crowd into a frenzy only to see his team come up short.  LaMarcus Aldridge had 32 points and 14 rebounds, DeMar DeRozan added 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs withstood …