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#12 Houston 65 #25 Cincinnati 58

#20 Iowa 80 Northwestern 79

Ohio State 55 Indiana 52

Notre Dame 69 Georgia Tech 59

Memphis 78 Connecticut 71

Central Florida 71 SMU 65

Loyola Chicago 56 Valparaiso 51

South Florida 72 E. Carolina 68 OT

Oregon 69 Stanford 46

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#2 Louisville 72 Virginia Tech 63

#3 Oregon 88 #11 Stanford 48

#4 Notre Dame 97 #24 Florida State 70

#6 Mississippi State 91 Tennessee 63

#7 Oregon State 82 California 74

#8 Marquette 93 Villanova 55

#10 Maryland 62 #20 Rutgers 48

#15 Syracuse 96 Boston College 69

#16 Iowa 78 Ohio State 52

UCLA 100 #17 Utah 90

#25 Miami Florida 65 Pittsburgh 51

Minnesota 73 Northwestern 64 OT

Michigan 66 Penn State 62

Illinois 78 Wisconsin 68

Nebraska 67 Purdue 61

 

NBA SCOREBOARD

Dallas 102 Portland 101

Philadelphia 143 LA Lakers 120

Sacramento 117 Phoenix 104

Orlando 124 Atlanta 108

Golden State 120 Miami 118

 

NHL SCOREBOARD

St. Louis 5 Nashville 4

Chicago 5 Detroit 2

Boston 2 Colorado 1

Winnipeg 3 Buffalo 1

New Jersey 3 Carolina 2

NY Islanders 2 Minnesota 1

Tampa Bay 5 Florida 2

NY Rangers 4 Toronto 1

 

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LaPorte

Class A | Northfield (25-2) vs. Marquette Catholic (25-2) | 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Class 4A | Hamilton Southeastern (25-1) vs. Crown Point (28-0) | 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT

 

Logansport

Class 2A | Oak Hill (23-4) vs. Central Noble (27-0) | 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT

Class 3A | Marion (23-4) vs. Northwestern (25-3) |  7 pm ET / 6 pm CT

 

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Jeffersonville

Class 2A | Evansville Mater Dei (17-10) vs. Winchester Community (25-3) | 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT

Class 4A | Castle (23-4) vs. Lawrence North (21-6) | 3 pm ET / 2 pm CT

 

Jasper

Class A | Vincennes Rivet (28-0) vs. University (24-2) | 4 pm ET / 3 pm CT

Class 3A | Salem (23-3) vs. Benton Central (26-4) | 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT

 

TOP HEADLINES

Embiid leads Sixers past Lebron-led Lakers, 143-120

Magic Johnson and LeBron James have captured eight NBA titles between them. With Johnson in the stands and James on the court, the Philadelphia 76ers showed off their own championship potential.

Joel Embiid had 37 points and 14 rebounds, Tobias Harris scored 22 points in his second game with Philadelphia, and the new-look 76ers beat James and the Los Angeles Lakers 143-120 on Sunday.

JJ Redick added 21 points for the Sixers, who have won two straight after acquiring Harris and four others at Thursday’s trade deadline. Jimmy Butler finished with 15 points in front of a packed Philly crowd that brought a playoff-like feel to the nationally televised game.

“The East better watch out,” said Johnson, the Lakers president who made the trip to Philly for the game. “This is a stacked team.”

Kyle Kuzma led the Lakers with 39 points while James had 18 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.

James was facing Philadelphia for the first time since the Sixers made a big push to sign the superstar as a free agent last summer. He and Kuzma both missed the last matchup with Philly on Jan. 29, which the Sixers won 121-105.

“I thought they were going to be very good anyway before they made any moves, before the season even started,” James said. “And they’ve made a bunch of moves to improve their club.”

Fresh off a buzzer-beating win at Boston, the Lakers shot nearly 60 percent and scored 40 points in the first quarter. But fueled by Redick’s four-point play, the Sixers closed the first half on a 19-6 run to take a 76-67 lead into halftime.

 

Cousins’ late free throws lead Warriors past Heat 120-118

A lackluster start for Golden State turned into a frantic finish and another win thanks to a big shooting night from Keven Durant.

Durant hit a game-tying 3-pointer in the final minute as part of a 39-point night and DeMarcus Cousins made two free throws with 5.4 seconds to play that helped the Warriors cap a comeback from a 19-point deficit in the first quarter to beat the Miami Heat 120-118 on Sunday.

“We started off sluggish,” Durant said. “They made shots, they were excited to play against us. We treated it like it was a Sunday walk in the park. … After a while we just locked in.”

Durant was a big reason why, scoring 11 straight points for Golden State down the stretch before finally missing a late 3-pointer that Cousins corralled for a rebound and drew a foul on the put-back attempt that gave the Warriors their 11th double-digit comeback of the season, and second straight after rallying from 17 points down in the first quarter Friday in Phoenix.

The Heat were upset because they believed Durant double-dribbled before that late attempt and that there was a 28-8 free throw disparity in Golden State’s favor.

“Those are tough calls to make, but everybody saw it. It’s right there in front of everybody,” Heat coach Eric Spoelstra said of Durant losing the handle and starting to dribble again. “That should be a violation and you can’t miss those calls. But we had our chances, it was back and forth.”

Miami overcame an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter to tie the game on a 3-pointer by Justise Winslow. Josh Richardson and Dwyane Wade then had back-to-back steals and layups to put the Heat up 118-115 with 51.5 seconds to play.

 

Wesson’s tie-breaking dunk sends Buckeyes past Hoosiers

Ohio State’s Andre Wesson kept fighting through the muck Sunday.

When he finally got free in the final minute, he stole a win.

Wesson forced a game-changing turnover in the final minute and then slipped behind one defender and got to the basket for a tie-breaking dunk with 20 seconds left to give the Buckeyes a 55-52 victory over Indiana.

“This is kind of the Andre I’ve seen since he got here,” said C.J. Jackson, whose long, shot-clock beating 3 tied the score with 71 seconds left. “He’s playing unbelievable for us right now and we’re going to need his scoring, his ability to do everything he does on the court for us.”

Sunday’s game was a perfect example of how valuable Wesson can be.

While his teammates struggled to get in sync offensively, the junior forward continually made an impact. He finished with 15 points, four rebounds and two steals – none bigger than the one he had with 42 seconds to go that prevented Indiana from taking a potential go-ahead shot.

And when it mattered most, Wesson played perfectly.

“They slipped him out. Our rotation was there. I thought Romeo (Langford) had a chance to make maybe a blocked shot, but he got it off the glass quickly,” Hoosiers coach Archie Miller said. “Our help obviously didn’t get there in time.”

Wesson’s younger brother, Kaleb, and Jackson each scored 10 points and were the only other players to reach double figures for the resurgent Buckeyes (16-7, 6-6 Big Ten), who have won three straight.

Indiana (13-11, 4-9), meanwhile, continues to struggle. It has lost nine of 10.

The Hoosiers fought valiantly to overcome another dismal shooting performance and finally got the crowd into the game when Langford made his second 3 in a 9-0 run to tie the score at 47 with 4:54 left. Langford finished with 15 points.

 

No. 12 Houston blanks Cincy over final 6 minutes, wins 65-58

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has made defense a big part of the Cougars’ DNA.

With No. 25 Cincinnati threatening an upset on Houston’s home court, the 12th-ranked Cougars clamped down completely.

Houston held Cincinnati scoreless over the final 6:11, staving off the Bearcats 65-58 on Sunday for a key American Athletic Conference win.

“That’s what coach preaches every day at practice,” DeJon Jarreau said. “We defend and rebound. We go at it, we compete. We try our best to carry it over to the game because that’s our culture. If you aren’t buying into our culture, you aren’t playing.”

Jarreau scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half and added eight rebounds and five assists. He scored 11 consecutive points in the second half, including six straight to give Houston a 63-58 lead with 3 1/2 minutes left.

“I just took what they gave me,” Jarreau said. “They were on our shooters, so that gave me a lane to go and make a play.”

Corey Davis Jr. also had 16 points. Davis and Jarreau each made free throws in the final 20 seconds to seal it for the Cougars (23-1, 10-1).

“To win as many games as we have, you have to win so many different ways,” Houston coach Kelvin Sampson said. “I don’t know offensively if there’s a constant with us. If there is a constant, it’s that there is somebody that steps up.”

Houston entered Sunday ranking second nationally in field goal percentage defense, third in 3-point percentage defense and seventh in scoring defense.

 

Bohannon nets winner, lifts No. 20 Iowa past Northwestern

Iowa’s Jordan Bohannon feels most comfortable at the end of games, and it showed against Northwestern.

Bohannon hit a 3-pointer from 23 feet with three-tenths of a second remaining as No. 20 Iowa rallied from a 13-point deficit and beat Northwestern 80-79 Sunday night.

It was the second straight game the Bohannon played hero for the Hawkeyes (19-5, 8-5, Big Ten). And again, it was his long-range shooting that did the trick.

“Ice in my veins, right?” Bohannon said through a laugh. “No, like I said, I just feel really comfortable toward the end of the games. When you have a coach like Coach (Fran) McCaffery who gives the ultimate green light to you, it gives you the supreme confidence to be able to make shots like that down the stretch.

“Coach McCaffery did a good job of drawing up a good set and I just tried to do what I’ve always done, just try to close out games and make the most of the time I’m out there.”

Bohannon’s second-straight highlight-reel performance came as no surprise to McCaffery, who has gotten to see the youngest Bohannon – who had two older brothers play Big Ten basketball – play since grade school.

“It’s one of those things where if it ended the way that it did, you know (Bohannon) is going to make the shot,” McCaffery said. “He’s been doing it since fifth grade.

“He did it against Penn State, too. He’s had an amazing year in that respect. He’s fearless. That’s why he’s got to be on the floor.”

Bohannon scored his first points with 5:28 to go on a jumper and finished with 15 points with 3-for-4 shooting from 3-point range.

 

Clink, clink: Vonn walks away with another medal

Lindsey Vonn walked off with her career haul of medals in her right hand, the gold, silver and bronze clinking together almost weighing her down.

Or was it the bulging knee braces and metal support rods inside her vast array of broken bones?

Whatever it was, the sound was a reminder of what Vonn has come to symbolize – an athlete who battled back from one major injury after another throughout her career to win more ski races than any other woman.

Add one more – final – comeback to the list

Five days after crashing in super-G – a fall that knocked the wind out of her and left her with a black eye and a bruised rib – and three months after tearing a ligament in her left knee, Vonn won the bronze medal in the world championship downhill Sunday in the final race of her career.

She’s shed so many tears that there are none left – just like she no longer has any cartilage in her knees.

“I’m literally tapped out, I can’t cry anymore,” Vonn said. “I want to cry but it’s dry. … It’s not an easy thing to feel your bones hitting together and continue to push through it.

“Of course I’m sore. Even before the crash I was sore. So I’m just sore on top of sore. My neck is killing me,” Vonn said. “But at the end of the day no one cares if my neck hurts; they only care if I win. … I knew that I was capable of pushing through the pain one last time and I did that. … Every athlete has their own obstacles and I faced mine head on today and I conquered them.”

Vonn had been planning on retiring in December but she recently moved up her plans due to persistent pain in both of her surgically repaired knees. Then came the super-G crash, when she straddled a gate in midair, flew face first down the mountain and slammed into the safety nets.

 

Ducks fire coach Randy Carlyle amid 7-game losing streak

Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray tried to give Randy Carlyle as much time as possible to turn things around. But a seven-game losing streak and freefall into last place in the Western Conference showed Murray that a turnaround wasn’t coming soon.

Murray announced that he would take over as interim coach for the remainder of the regular season after firing Carlyle on Sunday. Anaheim will hire a new coach following the season.

“What has happened here lately and how we have played, it was time for change,” Murray said during a conference call. “Some people thought I waited far too long but this team has a history of coming on and charging late. I realized it wasn’t going to happen a few days ago that it wasn’t going to happen.”

After no firings last year, the Ducks are the sixth team to make a change this season, joining Los Angeles, Chicago, St. Louis, Edmonton and Philadelphia.

The 62-year-old Carlyle, the winningest coach in Ducks history, was in his second stint with Anaheim. He led the team to the Stanley Cup in 2007 and three appearances in the Western Conference Final (2006, 2007, 2017).

Anaheim has made the playoffs six straight seasons but won just two of its last 21 games. The Ducks were second in the Pacific Division on Dec. 18 after winning 11 of 13, but they have gone 2-15-4 since.

Saturday’s 6-2 loss at Philadelphia capped a five-game trip where the Ducks had been outscored 29-7, including 14-0 in the first period.

Murray said he approached ownership following a 4-1 loss at Montreal on Feb. 5 that he was considering making a change. Murray was scouting in Europe, but returned and fired Carlyle during a Sunday morning meeting at the Honda Center.

 

Blackhawks beat Red Wings 5-2 for 7th straight win

Dominik Kahun has turned into a dangerous scoring option for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Playing with Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat sure helps.

Kahun had two goals and an assist, Cam Ward made 43 saves and the Blackhawks beat the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 on Sunday for their seventh straight win.

Chicago’s second line of Kahun, Strome and DeBrincat delivered once again as the Blackhawks continued their surprising push after a lackluster first half of the season. Strome had a goal and two assists, and DeBrincat extended his career-best point streak to eight games with three assists.

“It’s working good for us and we just hope that we can keep going,” said Kahun, who has three goals and four assists in his last four games.

Strome, who came over in a Nov. 25 trade with Arizona, also put up big numbers while playing alongside DeBrincat with the Erie Otters in junior hockey. Kahun has shown the ability to produce while playing on a couple different lines during his first NHL season.

“They made a lot of plays for us,” coach Jeremy Colliton said. “At key times, too.”

After Detroit pulled within one in the third period, Patrick Kane responded with his 33rd goal for Chicago. Kane made it 4-2 when he beat Jonathan Bernier low on the stick side with 3:33 left, extending the NHL’s longest active point streak to 14 games.

Kane tacked on an assist when Jonathan Toews added an empty-netter with 2:01 remaining. It was Toews’ 25th of the season.

Gustav Nyquist and Christoffer Ehn scored for Detroit (21-28-7), which dropped its third consecutive game. Bernier made 31 stops.

 

Tarasenko gets hat trick as Blues beat Predators 5-4 in OT

Vladimir Tarasenko put on quite a show to keep the St. Louis Blues’ winning streak alive.

Tarasenko completed a hat trick by scoring 16 seconds into overtime , and the Blues held off the Nashville Predators 5-4 on Sunday, stretching their streak to a season-best six games.

“I just tried to take it to the net,” Tarasenko said. “I recognized I beat one guy. Good things happen when you go to the net. It’s an important game for us. It feels nice right now, especially back-to-back against Nashville. We got those four points. It’s huge for our team.”

Tarasenko skated up the boards and across the slot before beating goalie Juuse Saros stick-side for both the victory and his 22nd goal this season. For Tarasenko, it was the 200th goal of his career, his fourth hat trick and his 10th career overtime goal.

“Pretty impressive,” Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo said. “I think we all had a feeling there in overtime when he gets that move, outside in, you’re not stopping him. We’re going to need him to keep doing that. He’s on a roll.”

Nashville center Ryan Johansen wasn’t happy with what he called a “very unfair drop” of the puck by the official to start overtime.

“Possession to start is huge,” Johansen said. “That’s all that matters. We played our butts off and they played their butts off. It came down to a mistake like that and that should be addressed because that’s not fair. (Ryan) O’Reilly is an unbelievable faceoff guy, and I just want it to be fair. It’s too bad it ended like that.”

 

Byron wins Daytona 500 pole, puts Hendrick up front again

William Byron put Hendrick Motorsports in a familiar position: on the pole for the Daytona 500. His bigger goal is to make the starting spot pay dividends for the NASCAR powerhouse.

The 21-year-old Byron and 25-year-old teammate Alex Bowman locked in the front row for “The Great American Race” during qualifying laps Sunday at Daytona International Speedway. They comprise the youngest front row in Daytona 500 history.

The coveted starting spot hasn’t meant much for NASCAR’s season opener over the last two decades, though. The last Daytona 500 pole-sitter to win the race was Dale Jarrett in 2000.

The last four – Hendrick’s Jeff Gordon, Chase Elliott (twice) and Bowman – have failed to notch a top-10 finish.

“To have them on top of each other means the organization did a heck of a job,” Hendrick said. “This is the deal to sit on the pole at Daytona.”

Byron and Bowman edged the other two Hendrick drivers: seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson and fan favorite Chase Elliott.

“That’s a pretty amazing feat, I feel,” said longtime Hendrick crew chief Chad Knaus, who is entering his first season with Byron after 18 years with Johnson.

Knaus and Johnson landed the Daytona 500 pole in their first race together in 2002. After splitting with Johnson at the end of last season, Knaus essentially repeated the feat with Byron.

“I think it’s huge,” Knaus said. “We’ve had a lot of late nights, a lot of long hours. The last time I came here with a new driver, we sat on the pole. This is really special for me.”

Byron reached a top speed of 194.304 mph in the final round of qualifying, nearly two-tenths of a second faster than Bowman (194.153).

 

Mickelson beats everyone but the dark at Pebble

Phil Mickelson had everything go his way Sunday in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

He just couldn’t beat the darkness.

On a wild day of weather even by Pebble Beach standards, sunshine gave way to a hail storm that covered the greens in a sheet of white in a matter of minutes. The delay kept Mickelson from finishing off a remarkable rally in which he turned a three-shot deficit against Paul Casey into a three-shot lead until it was too dark to finish the last two holes.

Mickelson at least wanted to try.

“I can see fine,” he said to a PGA Tour rules official as they walked up the 16th fairway. “I don’t want to put Paul in a bad spot.”

Casey simply couldn’t see, and we realized it was not possible to finish all 18 holes – “We can’t finish two holes in six minutes,” he said to the official – he opted to mark his ball on the 16th green.

Mickelson already made his par on the 16th and was 6 under for the day, with no bogeys on his card, and 18-under par for the tournament. Casey has a 3-foot par putt to stay three shots behind when they return at 8 a.m. Monday to play the par-3 17th and the par-5 18th.

Lost in the late start – one hour delay from rain, a two-hour suspension from hail – was sheer brilliance from the 48-year-old Mickelson who didn’t come remotely close to making a bogey and was on the brink of a fifth victory in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

His first one also was a Monday finish, when players returned in August – more than six months later – to finish the third round of the weather-plagued tournament to make it official.

“We’ve got two tough holes left and I don’t want to jump the gun and get past that,” Mickelson said. “I know a lot can happen in these two holes and they have happened in the past, so I want to stay focused and just come out tomorrow and try to finish it off. I wish we could do it tonight.”

 

Bernhard Langer wins home PGA Tour Champions event

Bernhard Langer made himself right at home in the Oasis Championship.

Playing 10 minutes from his house, the 61-year-old German star closed with a 7-under 65 on Sunday in windy condition at The Old Course at Broken Sound for a five-stroke victory. He finished at a tournament-record 19-under 197 for his 39th victory on the 50-and-over circuit and earned $255,000 to break Hale Irwin’s tour career record with $27,196,504.

“There’s many things to celebrate,” Langer said. “It means a great deal to win in front of your home crowd, your family, your friends. Winning at home is always extremely special, no doubt about it. It made it more special having my first win with my daughter Jackie, who’s only caddied three times for me.”

Langer moved within six of Irwin’s tour victory record and won in his 13th straight season to extend his record.

“The key to success is a lot of things,” Langer said. “You’ve got to be healthy, otherwise you can’t play, and a lot of guys at age 61 aren’t healthy anymore. They had this operation or that operation or a knee replacement or a hip replacement or whatever it may be. So I’ve been fortunate enough not to have any major surgeries so far besides my thumb in 2011, so that’s key.”

Langer birdied five of the first seven holes in a bogey-free round.

“One of my best starts ever, probably,” Langer said. “And in these conditions, as windy as it was today, it was really, really good. I was very pleased with the way my short game held up. I putted really good, because sometimes with the long putter it’s even harder in windy conditions. But I read the greens well, my speed was good and I was fortunate enough to make a whole bunch of them.”

 

W-GOLF

The Boilermakers finished strong Sunday, shooting -6 on their last six holes

RIO GRANDE, P.R. – The Purdue women’s golf team got off to a solid start at the

17th-Annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic on Sunday, shooting four-over 292 and sitting

tied for third place after 18 holes at the Rio Mar Country Club River Course. The

Boilermakers put together a strong finish over the final six holes, shooting a

combined six-under par and pulling to within three shots of the overall team lead.

Freshman Danielle du Toit led the late charge, making birdie on three of her final

six holes to finish three-under 69 and tied for second place. The Boilermaker rookie

opened her round with birdies on No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4, but gave all three strokes

back over the next five holes to sit even par with six holes left. She closed

strong, capitalizing on No. 11, No. 13 and her final hole, No. 16, pulling to within

two strokes of individual leader Dorthea Forbrigd of East Carolina. She’s now played

her last four rounds at par or better and leads the Boilermakers with eight rounds

at or under par on the season.

Junior Micaela Farah shot even par to open up the tournament, sinking three birdies

on the day and sitting in a tie for 12th on the individual leaderboard. Purdue’s

other two team scores came from senior Ida Ayu Indira Melati Putri and sophomore

Inez Wanamarta, who shot three-over 75 and four-over 76, respectively. Both Putri

and Wanamarta had strong finishes as Putri birdied two of her last four holes, while

Wanamarta hit three in a row on No. 13, No. 14 and No. 15.

Lady Puerto Rico Classic defending champions Arkansas leads the field after 18 holes

at one-over par, 289, while No. 21 TCU is second at two-over par and the

Boilermakers are tied with No. 11 Kent State in third. du Toit is one-of-three

players tied for second place at three under, matching Arkansas’ Dylan Kim and Kent

State’s Karoline Stormo.

Action resumes at 7 a.m. ET on Monday with another shotgun start. The Boilermakers

open play on the first three holes, playing alongside Arkansas and TCU.

 

INDIANA W-GOLF

Opening 71 Puts Harper Inside Top 10 After 18 Holes in Puerto Rico

The Indiana women’s golf team opened its spring season with a team score of 300 in round one of the Lady Puerto Rico Classic, leaving them in a 3-way tie for eighth place.

CHIP-INS

  • Senior Erin Harper opened her spring season with a 1-under par 71 on Sunday. He carded three birdies and two bogeys on the round and is tied for sixth place individually after 18 holes.
  • Mary Parsons is tied for 38th at 4-over par after she recorded three bogeys, one double bogey and a birdie on her round.
  • Priscilla Schmid is also tied for 38th at 4-over after her opening round 76. She played the front nine in 1-over par and then the back nine in 3-over par with four bogeys and one birdie.
  • Alexis Miestowski played her first 14 holes in 3-over par before a triple bogey on her 15th hole derailed the round. But she was able to rebound and birdie her final hole to get back to 5-over par for the round and a tie for 45th.
  • Emma Fisher tied Harper for the team lead with three birdies on the day and she is tied for 68th at 7-over par (79).
  • Elisa Pierre is in a tie for 78th at 9-over par after round one.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

Pos.    Name                           R1        Total (to par)

T6       Erin Harper                   71        71 (-1)

T38     Mary Parsons               76        76 (+4)

T38     Priscilla Schmid            76        76 (+4)

T45     Alexis Miestowski        77        77 (+5)

T68     Emma Fisher                79        79 (+7)

T78     Elisa Pierre*                 81        81 (+9)

Team

T8       Indiana                         300      300 (+12)

 

* Individual

UP NEXT

  • Monday’s second round will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET

 

WBB

Hoosiers Play At No. 23/21 Michigan State On Monday Night

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana is back on the road for a two-game stretch in the state

of Michigan as it first visits Michigan State on Monday night. Tipoff is set for 7

p.m. ET.

INDIANA (17-7, 6-6 B1G) AT 23/21 MICHIGAN STATE (16-6, 6-5 B1G)

Monday, February 11, 2019 • 7 p.m. ET

Breslin Center • East Lansing, Mich.

ABOUT THE SPARTANS

MSU is coming off a 86-71 loss at No. 16 Iowa on Thursday night. They are led by

senior center Jenna Allen who averages 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. Four

others add double figure averages including freshman guard Nia Clouden (11.5 ppg.)

and junior guard Taryn McCutcheon (11.0 ppg.). The Spartans are averaging 78.7

points per game and a +11.2 scoring margin, both second best in the Big Ten.

SERIES HISTORY

Michigan State leads 46-29

LAST MEETING

1/6/19 – W, 68-64 (Bloomington, IN)

NOTES

  *   Sophomore guard Jaelynn Penn once again led the way for the Hoosiers against

Minnesota, scoring her 11th straight game in double figures with 18 points. Penn

is averaging 16.5 points per game in Big Ten action this season.

  *   Indiana is playing its third game in four outings on the road on Monday and

are in a stretch of four of five away from home. It will also travel back to the

state of Michigan to Ann Arbor to face the Michigan Wolverines on Thursday night.

  *   The Hoosiers have now won three-straight games over the Spartans dating back

to the last time they visited East Lansing on Jan. 20, 2018. IU won the first

meeting this season in a 68-64 win at home on Jan. 6. The three-game win streak is

the longest in the series over Michigan State since it won four games from

2000-02.

  *   Michigan State is led by senior center Jenna Allen who averages 14.0 points

and 7.0 rebounds per game. Four others add double figure averages including

freshman guard Nia Clouden (11.5 ppg.) and junior guard Taryn McCutcheon (11.0 ppg.).

UP NEXT

Indiana plays again in the state of Michigan when it travels to the University of

Michigan on Thursday night. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. ET on BTN Plus.

 

W-SOFTBALL

Purdue Falls to Virginia Tech in Cougar Classic Finale

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Purdue (2-2) fell 5-0 in its rematch against Virginia Tech (5-0)

to conclude the Cougar Classic on Sunday.

A season-high seven steals helped the Hokies get it done, while Tech seniors Emma

Strouth and Lauren Duff and sophomore Al Velazquez registered multi-hit

performances.

Purdue recorded three hits, guided by freshman Rachel Becker, who posted a team-best

two hits.

Becker put up the first hit of the game with a single to center field, but it was

Tech, who put up the first runs, capitalizing on a leadoff single and double for a

2-0 lead.

Benefiting from a wild pitch, the Hokies extended their advantage with a pair of

doubles in the second inning.

After both teams went scoreless in the third, Virginia Tech tacked on its fifth and

final run on a triple from Strouth.

Fighting for a rally, the Boilermakers put the pressure on, loading the bases with

two outs in the top of the sixth. However, a pop up to third stalled Purdue’s

momentum, keeping the Boilermakers off the board.

Virginia Tech retired the Boilermakers in order in the top of the seventh to close

the game.

In the circle, freshman Alex Echazarreta (1-1) started the game for the Boilermakers

and went 1.2 innings after allowing four runs and three walks. Classmate Brenna

Smith entered in the second and also went 1.2 frames, allowing one earned run on

five hits, while senior Maddie Damon finished off the final 2.2 innings.

Dealing 10 strikeouts, Virginia Tech’s Keely Rochard secured the win.

Purdue heads to East Carolina’s Pirate Clash from Feb. 15-17 in Greenville, N.C. The

Boilermakers are scheduled to take on St. Francis (PA) and Wagner in four games.

 

INDIANA SOFTBALL: Indiana Takes Down No. 6 Georgia, 6-4, to Remain Perfect on the Season

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Indiana Softball improved to 5-0 on the season as the Hoosiers defeated No. 6 Georgia on Sunday afternoon at the FAU First Pitch Classic, 6-4. The start is the best to a season since the 1990 campaign. In addition, it is the highest ranked win since the 2011 season when the Hoosiers defeated then-No. 3 Michigan.

KEY MOMENTS

  • After the Bulldogs led off the third with a pair of base hits, Georgia used back-to-back sacrifice flies to take a 2-0 lead, plating Jordan Doggett and CJ Landrum.
  • The Hoosiers responded immediately, plating three runs in the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. After a single from sophomore Grayson Radcliffe and double by junior Bella Norton put two in scoring position, the Hoosiers turned to small ball as sophomore Maddie Westmoreland laid down a bunt single, plating pinch runner Makayla Ferrari. A stolen base from pinch runner Karly Combs again pushed a pair of runners into scoring position as sophomore Annika Baez laid down a bunt single of her own to score pinch runner Paige Chitwood. Combs then came home for the third run on a Georgia fielding error at the plate.
  • Indiana tacked on a run in the fifth as Lambert collected her second hit of the day on a single before stealing a pair of bases. Westmoreland brought her home on a bloop single to shallow left field.
  • The Bulldogs cut the IU lead to 4-3 in the sixth on an RBI single by Lacey Fincher. The tying run nearly crossed one batter later as a long fly ball sent Alyssa DiCarlo home, however the third base umpire called her out for not tagging up.
  • Indiana pushed the lead back up to 6-3 as sophomore Grayson Radcliffe knocked a two-run homer to right field, also bringing in Lambert, who reached on a walk.
  • Georgia got one run back quickly as Mahlena O’Neal led off the home half of the seventh with a homer. The Bulldogs further threatened as a fielder’s choice, single and walk loaded the bases with two away. However, Trainer forced a groundout to first base the secure the win.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

  • Lambert once again had an impressive day at the plate with a 2-for-3 outing with two runs and a walk.
  • Radcliffe also collected a pair of hits with two RBI and a run. Her home run was the third of her career and the first in a Hoosier uniform. In addition, it was the first homer of the season for the team.
  • Westmoreland went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI.
  • Trainer collected her third win of the weekend, tossing all 7.0 innings and striking out four.

HEAD COACH SHONDA STANTON

“I’m really happy for Team 46 and our kids. This is what it’s about – it’s their time. For me as a coach, it’s practice and for them, it’s game time. They really showed out. We have an All-American pitcher in the circle but we had everybody chip in this weekend. We talked earlier in the week about owning the moment, we owned the stage this weekend.

You’re talking about one of the best hitting teams in the country in Georgia, they’re going to win a lot of ball games. They are a caliber program that has a storied history and the tradition. Tara handled herself, she had the bounce-back ability whether it was giving up a big hit or the defense not making a play, she stayed steady. She stayed calm, that’s what your senior does.”

UP NEXT

Indiana travels to Durham, N.C. next weekend to take part in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Hoosiers will play a pair of games against both Duke and Syracuse with action beginning Friday night against the Blue Devils.

 

SPORTS EXTRA

THIS DAY IN SPORTS HISTORY- FEBRUARY 11, 2002

SALT LAKE CITY – There was outrage at the apparent sympathy vote tonight as the Olympic domination of the Russians went unbroken, with the calamitous journey of Yelena Berezhnaya and Anton Sikharulidze ending with a pairs gold medal, the 11th consecutive for the country. Few understood how 42 years of history was kept intact, though. The instant Jamie Salé drifted away from David Pelletier on the emotional final notes of the Canadian pair’s “Love Story” routine, their reaction was that of winners. Pelletier kissed the ice, and Salé wiped happy tears from her eyes. The crowd inside the Salt Lake Ice Center chanted “Six! Six!” trying to coax the judges into delivering perfect scores for what appeared to be a flawless performance, or at least one better than that of Sikharulidze and Berezhnaya.

After all, Sikharulidze stumbled out of his double axel on the pair’s second element. Even so, the international judges split their vote, 5-4. Russia, China, Ukraine, Poland and France still felt the presentation of the Russians deserved first place. Judges from the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan awarded first place to the Canadians. One official said there may have been politics within the sport that swayed the French judge to side with Russia. “What we can’t control, we can’t control,” Pelletier said, choking with emotion. “It’s tough.”

One skating official privately called the result an embarrassment, and the choreographer for the Canadian pair, Lori Nichol, said Salé and Pelletier had clearly won, adding that the questionable scoring “hurt the sport.” The Russians’ coach, Tamara Moskvina, defended her team. “What decision? What controversy?” said Moskvina, who has coached four Russian teams to gold in her career. “There was applause for silver, gold and bronze.”

It was not equal, though. The Canadians transfixed the audience, pulling off the polish of a Hollywood love scene. No clumsiness, just one clean line. “Our silver is worth gold to us,” Salé said.

Two days later, Didier Gailhaguet, head of the French Olympic team, said that the figure-skating judge from his country, Marie Reine Le Gougne, was pressured to “act in a certain way” before she voted to award the gold medal to the Russian team.

On Feb. 15, the International Skating Union, in an unprecedented move made under pressure from the International Olympic Committee, awarded a second set of gold medals to the Canadian team and suspended Le Gougne for misconduct. Le Gougne and Gailhaguet were suspended from any involvement in international skating on April 30 after the I.S.U. ruled that they had colluded to fix the event. They were also excluded from any skating participation in the 2006 Turin Games.

 

ALSO:

1851 – First cricket first-class game in Australia, Tasmania versus Victoria, Launceston.

1905 – James Blackstone, in Seattle Washington, bowls 299.5; last pin breaks but stands.

1908 – Australia regains the Ashes with a 308 run cricket victory versus England.

1927 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Beatrix Loughran.

1927 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Nathaniel Niles.

1928 – (to February 19) The II Olympic Winter Games are held in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

1938 – Steve Casey beats Lou Thesz in Boston, to become wrestling champion.

1948 – Billy Griffith scores cricket century on debut England versus West Indies, out for 140.

1948 – Test Cricket debut of Frank Worrell, versus England Port-of-Spain.

1949 – Willie Pep recaptures world featherweight boxing title.

1957 – NHL Players Association forms (New York City, New York); Detroit Red Wings’ Ted Lindsay elected president.

1959 – Vinoo Mankad ends his final Test Cricket (v West Indies at Delhi).

1965 – Milwaukee Braves propose to pay 5 cents from each ticket to bring a new team to Milwaukee.

1968 – Peggy Fleming wins Olympics figure skating gold medal, Grenoble, France.

1969 – Diana Crump becomes first US woman jockey to ride against men, Hialelah.

1971 – Montreal Canadiens’ John Believau scores his 500th NHL goal.

1973 – First one-day international for Pakistan and New Zealand.

1973 – First sub 17-minute 1,500-metre female freestyle swim (Shane Gould 16 minutes 56.9 seconds).

1973 – Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Naples-Lely Golf Classic.

1973 – Philadelphia 76ers lose their 20th NBA game in a row.

1974 – First baseball arbitration: Minnesota Twins’ pitcher Dick Woodson seeking US$29,000 (wins), Twins offered $23,000.

1978 – 25th hat trick in New York Islanders’ history-Denis Potvin.

1981 – Australia all out 83 versus India at Melbourne Cricket Ground chasing 143 to win.

1984 – Wayne Gretzky sets NHL short-handed season scoring record at 11.

1985 – Kent Hrbek signs 5-year, US$6 million contract with Minnesota Twins, making him the club’s first million dollar player.

1985 – Pakistani bowler Wasim Akram takes ten wickets in his second Test cricket match, but New Zealand still wins.

1986 – Australia beat India 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.

1987 – England beats Australia 2-0 to win the World Series Cup.

1989 – US female Figure Skating championship won by Jill Trenary.

1990 – 40th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 130-113 in Miami.

1990 – James “Buster” Douglas knocks out Mike Tyson to win the World Heavyweight Boxing crown.

1990 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.

1992 – Michael Johnson runs indoor world record 400 metre (44.97 seconds).

1993 – Irina Privalova runs world record 60 metre indoor (6.92 seconds).

1995 – Danyon Loader swims world record 400 metre freestyle (3 minutes 40.46 seconds).

1995 – Mark Foster swims world record 50 metre butterfly (23.55 seconds).

1995 – Sandra Völker swims European record 50 metre backstroke (27.67 seconds).

1995 – US male Figure Skating championship won by Todd Eldredge.

1995 – West Indies score 5-660 against New Zealand.

1996 – 46th NBA All-Star Game: East beats West 129-118 at San Antonio.

1997 – Bill Parcells becomes head coach of New York Jets.

2001 – The East beats the West 111-110 in the 50th NBA All Star Game in Washington, DC.

2001 – Three Rivers Stadium, 30-year-old home of the Pittsburgh Pirates, is imploded.

2006 – Pitcher Carlos Zambrano and the Chicago Cubs agree to a one-year deal worth US$6.5 million.

2007 – All-star backstop Joe Mauer the Minnesota Twins come to terms on a $33 million, four-year contract.

 

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1915      New York Giants president Harry Hempstead rejects the International League’s request for permission to put a team in the Bronx. The shift of the IL’s Jersey City to the nearby borough, already the home to the Yankees, was conceived as a way to prop up the failing minor league franchise and perhaps as an opportunity to thwart the invasion of the Federal League into the Big Apple.

1962      Before the start of spring training, Don Zimmer and right-hander Bob Miller, both who reside in the St. Pete area, become the first players to don a Mets jersey when they model the club’s away uniform tops for a photo shoot at Huggins Field. The expansion team’s inaugural third baseman, who will be traded to the Reds in May for southpaw Bob Miller.

1974      The first arbitration ruling in baseball history is decided in favor of Twins’ hurler Dick Woodson. The right-hander, the first player to invoke the new free agency clause, is awarded the $29,000 he asked for, rather than having to take Minnesota’s offer, which was six thousand dollars less.

1977      The Cubs trade two-time NL batting champ Bill Madlock along with Rod Sperring to the Giants for Bobby Murcer, Steve Ontiveros, and a minor leaguer. During the 1979 season, San Francisco will trade the fiercely competitive ‘Mad Dog’ to the Pirates, where he will play a major role in the team’s world championship that season and will win two more batting crowns during his seven-year tenure in Pittsburgh.

1982      Ozzie Smith agrees to go to the Cardinals to complete the December deal that finally sends Gary Templeton to the Padres. An outside arbitrator, Tom Roberts, will determine ‘the Wizard of Oz’s’ Cardinal salary before the season starts, awarding the light-hitting Gold Glove shortstop $450,000, rather than the $750,000 he requested.

1985      Kent Hrbek signs a new contract, making him the Twins’ first million dollar player. The Minnesota first baseman was the runner-up for the American League Most Valuable Player last season, finishing second to Tiger closer Willie Hernandez, after batting .311 along with 27 homers and 107 RBIs for the second-place club.

1987      After turning down the Mets’ $800,000 one-year offer and being granted free agency by the team, World Series MVP Ray Knight signs a two-year deal with the Orioles for $600,000. The 34 year-old third baseman, who won the 1986 NL Comeback Player of the Year Award, will play one season in Baltimore before being traded to the Tigers for Mark Thurmond.

1997      General Mills, the makers of Wheaties, unveils three new Jackie Robinson cereal boxes to be sold in stores nationwide. The Dodgers’ Hall of Fame infielder will be the first athlete to be honored on all three varieties of Wheaties: Original Wheaties, Honey Frosted Wheaties, and Crispy Wheaties ‘n’ Raisins.

2001      As thousands cheer, Three Rivers Stadium, Pittsburgh’s 30 year-old sports venue, is imploded when electricity surges through a detonating cord connected to more than 4,800 pounds of dynamite in 2,500 spots in the former home of the Pirates and NFL’s Steelers. Roberto Clemente’s 3,000th hit, as well as Mike Schmidt’s 500th career home run, are part of the historic park’s legacy.

2005      Jose Canseco’s controversial book, Juiced, is made available in selected markets in anticipation of his appearance on CBS’s Sixty Minutes. The self-proclaimed godfather of the steroids in baseball alleges Mark McGwire, Juan Gonzalez, Rafael Palmeiro, and Ivan Rodriguez all used illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

2005      The Mets announce their former slugging All-Star Darryl Strawberry, will rejoin the team as an outfield instructor during spring training. The often-troubled Rookie of the Year will also join former 1986 World Champion teammates Gary Carter, Lenny Dykstra, Howard Johnson, and Tim Teufel at Shea Stadium on Feb. 27 when single-game tickets go on sale.

2006      Avoiding an arbitration hearing, starting pitcher Carlos Zambrano (14-6, 3.26) and the Cubs agree to a one-year deal worth $6.5 million. After earning $3.76 million last season, the emotional right-hander had asked for $7.2 million, with Chicago offering $6 million.

2007      Avoiding salary arbitration, AL’s reigning batting champ Joe Mauer (.347, 13, 84) and the Twins come to terms on a $33 million, four-year contract. The hometown 23 year-old All-Star backstop is the first catcher to lead the majors in batting average and the first to win the batting title in the American League.

2008      Craig Biggio, following in the footsteps of fan favorites Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, and Jeff Bagwell, agrees to a three-year personal services contract with the Astros. The 42 year-old retired ballplayer spent his entire 20-year career with Houston, leading the franchise in games, at-bats, hits, doubles, and total bases.

2009      The Nationals sign slugger Adam Dunn to a two-year, $20 million deal. The 29 year-old left-handed free-agent, who played for Arizona last season, will bat cleanup for Washington, replacing Nick Johnson at first base.

2010      Ernie Harwell, the long-time voice of the Tigers, will receive the Vin Scully Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports Broadcasting during WFUV Radio’s Spring Gala at Fordham University. The 92 year-old Hall of Fame broadcaster is the third recipient of the VSLA, named for the former alum and Dodger broadcast icon, joining inaugural honoree Vin Scully (2008) and Dick Enberg (2009).

 

BIRTHDAY’S

1891 – Birth of J W Hearne; cricket leg-spinner (all-rounder for England in 24 Tests).

1900 – Birth of Thomas Hitchcock Junior; great polo player (Westchester Cup 1924,1927,1930,1939).

1909 – Birth of Max Baer [The Livermore Larruper] in Omaha, Nebraska, USA; heavyweight boxing champion (1934-35), actor (The Prizefighter and the Lady).

1919 – Birth of Gretchen Fraser in Tacoma, Washington, USA; slalom skier (Olympics-gold-1948).

1928 – Birth of Gerry Alexander; cricket wicketkeeper (West Indies of 50s and 60s).

1930 – Birth of Alevtina Koltschina in USSR; cross country relay skier (Olympics-gold-1960).

1931 – Birth of Larry Merchant; American author and boxing commentator (Showtime, HBO).

1937 – Birth of Bill Lawry; cricket player (dour Australian lefty opener, Can talk a bit).

1937 – Birth of Peter Lashley; cricket player (4 Tests for West Indies 1960-66).

1938 – Birth of Bevan Congdon; cricket player (New Zealand batsman of 60s and 70s).

1938 – Birth of Boris Majorov in USSR; ice hockey (Olympics-gold-1964).

1940 – Birth of Calvin Fowler in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; basketball player (Olympics-gold-1968).

1959 – Birth of Corinne Shigemoto; US judo coach (Olympics-1996).

1961 – Birth of Mary Docter; American 3000 metre speed skater (Olympics-1980, 1984, 1988, 1992).

1963 – Birth of Todd Benzinger; US baseball player (San Francisco Giants).

1965 – Birth of Angie Ridgeway in Wabash, Indiana, USA; LPGA golfer (1992 Sara Lee-8th).

1966 – Birth of Alexander Semak in Ufa, Russia; NHL center (New York Islanders).

1966 – Birth of Anthony Parker; NFL cornerback (Minnesota Vikings, Saint Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

1967 – Birth of Barbara Byrne in Princeton, New Jersey, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).

1967 – Birth of Chris Reohr in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, USA; fencer (Olympics-1996).

1967 – Birth of Derek King in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; NHL left wing (New York Islanders).

1967 – Birth of John Patterson; US baseball infielder (San Francisco Giants).

1969 – Birth of Bryan Eversgerd; US baseball pitcher (Saint Louis Cardinals).

1969 – Birth of Joe Valerio; NFL outside corner/tackle (Kansas City Chiefs).

1969 – Birth of Kevin King; US baseball pitcher (Seattle Mariners).

1969 – Birth of Mark Atkinson; cricket wicket-keeper (Tasmanian batsman).

1970 – Birth of Alistair Brown, cricket player (Surrey and England ODI opening batsman 1996).

1970 – Birth of Jason Allyn Scott in Iowa City, Iowa, USA; rower (Olympics-1996).

1971 – Birth of John Bock; NFL center (New York Jets, Miami Dolphins).

1971 – Birth of Linda Wild in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA; tennis star (1993 Melbourne Open).

1972 – Birth of Dennis Iliohan; Dutch soccer player (FC Lisse, ADO Den Haag).

1973 – Birth of Tom Tumulty; linebacker (Cincinnati Bengals).

1974 – Birth of Brian Newman; guard (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

1974 – Birth of Ronnie Ward; linebacker (Miami Dolphins).

1974 – Birth of Wally Richardson; quarterback (Baltimore Ravens).

1975 – Birth of Chuck Watanabe; kayak (alternate-Olympics-1996).

1975 – Birth of Jacque Vaughn; NBA guard (Utah Jazz).

1976 – Birth of Tony Battie; NBA forward (Denver Nuggets).

1977 – Birth of Jessica Carlson in Kalamazoo, Michigan; archer (alternate-Olympics-1996).

1977 – Birth of Stephanie Richardson in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; 200 metre/800 metre swimmer (Olympics-1996).

 

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Milwaukee 41 14 .745 23-5 18-9 9-1 28-8 8-2 1 L
Toronto 41 16 .719 1.0 22-5 19-11 7-4 25-10 7-3 4 W
Indiana 37 19 .661 4.5 21-7 16-12 8-2 26-10 6-4 5 W
Philadelphia 36 20 .643 5.5 23-6 13-14 5-7 20-14 6-4 2 W
Boston 35 21 .625 6.5 22-8 13-13 9-3 25-10 7-3 2 L
Brooklyn 29 28 .509 13.0 17-13 12-15 7-5 20-16 5-5 1 L
Charlotte 27 28 .491 14.0 19-9 8-19 7-2 20-15 5-5 1 W
Detroit 25 29 .463 15.5 16-13 9-16 4-5 16-18 5-5 3 W

Miami 25 29 .463 15.5 11-16 14-13 3-8 14-19 3-7 2 L
10 Orlando 25 32 .439 17.0 15-15 10-17 5-5 18-15 5-5 3 W
11 Washington 24 32 .429 17.5 17-11 7-21 6-5 17-21 4-6 2 W
12 Atlanta 18 38 .321 23.5 8-16 10-22 6-7 12-26 4-6 3 L
13 Chicago 13 43 .232 28.5 5-22 8-21 3-8 10-24 3-7 1 L
14 Cleveland 11 45 .196 30.5 6-21 5-24 2-10 9-28 2-8 4 L
15 New York 10 45 .182 31.0 4-22 6-23 2-11 6-32 0-10 16 L
Western Conference
W L Pct Conf GB Home Road Div Conf Last 10 Streak
Golden State 40 15 .727 21-7 19-8 10-2 24-10 9-1 4 W
Denver 37 18 .673 3.0 23-4 14-14 7-1 23-10 6-4 3 L
Oklahoma City 36 19 .655 4.0 19-7 17-12 4-4 20-14 9-1 3 W
Portland 33 22 .600 7.0 23-8 10-14 4-7 19-18 7-3 1 L
Houston 32 23 .582 8.0 19-9 13-14 6-5 20-15 6-4 1 L
Utah 32 24 .571 8.5 18-10 14-14 5-6 19-15 7-3 2 W
San Antonio 32 26 .552 9.5 22-7 10-19 7-5 23-19 5-5 4 L
LA Clippers 31 26 .544 10.0 15-12 16-14 8-3 19-17 6-4 1 W

Sacramento 30 26 .536 10.5 19-11 11-15 3-9 16-20 6-4 2 W
10 LA Lakers 28 28 .500 12.5 16-12 12-16 7-4 19-18 3-7 1 L
11 Dallas 26 29 .473 14.0 20-8 6-21 3-5 14-19 6-4 1 W
12 Minnesota 25 30 .455 15.0 17-10 8-20 4-6 15-22 4-6 4 L
13 New Orleans 25 32 .439 16.0 16-10 9-22 7-7 15-21 3-7 1 L
14 Memphis 23 34 .404 18.0 14-14 9-20 5-6 15-20 4-6 1 W
15 Phoenix 11 47 .190 30.5 7-22 4-25 1-11 7-30 0-10 14 L

 

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Tampa Bay Lightning 56 41 11 4 86 37 217 156 21-5-2 20-6-2 6-2-2
New York Islanders 55 33 16 6 72 30 160 133 17-7-4 16-9-2 7-1-2
Toronto Maple Leafs 55 34 18 3 71 34 195 157 17-11-1 17-7-2 6-3-1
Boston Bruins 56 31 17 8 70 30 162 145 20-7-3 11-10-5 5-2-3
Washington Capitals 55 30 18 7 67 27 186 176 16-9-5 14-9-2 3-5-2
Columbus Blue Jackets 54 31 20 3 65 31 177 167 14-11-2 17-9-1 5-5-0
Montreal Canadiens 56 31 18 7 69 29 172 162 17-10-4 14-8-3 7-1-2
Pittsburgh Penguins 55 28 20 7 63 27 189 172 15-10-2 13-10-5 3-6-1

Carolina Hurricanes 56 28 22 6 62 27 163 163 14-9-4 14-13-2 6-3-1
10 Buffalo Sabres 55 27 21 7 61 23 162 170 16-8-4 11-13-3 4-5-1
11 Philadelphia Flyers 55 25 23 7 57 23 161 182 14-10-4 11-13-3 9-0-1
12 New York Rangers 55 24 23 8 56 18 156 182 15-9-6 9-14-2 6-3-1
13 Florida Panthers 54 23 23 8 54 21 168 189 12-9-5 11-14-3 6-4-0
14 New Jersey Devils 55 21 26 8 50 20 159 186 14-9-5 7-17-3 3-6-1
15 Detroit Red Wings 56 21 28 7 49 19 156 186 11-13-4 10-15-3 5-5-0
16 Ottawa Senators 55 21 29 5 47 21 172 201 14-11-4 7-18-1 4-6-0
Western Conference
GP W L OTL Pts ROW GF GA Home Road L10
Calgary Flames 55 34 15 6 74 34 202 161 17-5-5 17-10-1 6-2-2
Winnipeg Jets 56 35 18 3 73 33 194 160 20-6-3 15-12-0 5-4-1
San Jose Sharks 56 33 16 7 73 33 203 175 18-4-4 15-12-3 7-3-0
Nashville Predators 58 33 20 5 71 32 180 151 18-10-1 15-10-4 5-4-1
Vegas Golden Knights 57 31 22 4 66 29 170 157 16-7-3 15-15-1 4-6-0
Dallas Stars 55 28 22 5 61 28 142 140 18-8-2 10-14-3 5-4-1
St. Louis Blues 54 27 22 5 59 27 155 159 13-13-2 14-9-3 7-2-1
Minnesota Wild 56 27 24 5 59 26 156 162 13-10-4 14-14-1 4-4-2

Vancouver Canucks 56 25 24 7 57 23 162 174 13-10-3 12-14-4 5-3-2
10 Colorado Avalanche 55 22 22 11 55 22 180 183 10-10-5 12-12-6 2-5-3
11 Chicago Blackhawks 56 23 24 9 55 22 182 203 12-10-6 11-14-3 7-2-1
12 Arizona Coyotes 55 24 26 5 53 22 145 161 10-13-3 14-13-2 4-4-2
13 Edmonton Oilers 55 24 26 5 53 21 159 184 12-15-1 12-11-4 3-5-2
14 Los Angeles Kings 55 23 27 5 51 21 132 165 12-13-1 11-14-4 6-2-2
15 Anaheim Ducks 56 21 26 9 51 18 127 182 10-8-8 11-18-1 2-8-0

 

BIG 10 MEN’S BASKETBALL

Big Ten
Conference Overall vs
W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt Top 25
Michigan 11-2 .846 7-0 4-2 22-2 .917 15-0 5-2 2-0 5-0
15 Purdue 10-2 .833 7-0 3-2 17-6 .739 12-0 3-4 2-2 4-4
Michigan State 10-3 .769 5-1 5-2 19-5 .792 11-1 6-3 2-1 5-1
24 Maryland 9-4 .692 5-0 4-3 18-6 .750 12-2 5-3 1-1 2-3
19 Wisconsin 9-4 .692 4-2 5-2 17-7 .708 9-2 6-4 2-1 3-3
20 Iowa 8-5 .615 5-2 3-3 19-5 .792 13-2 3-3 3-0 4-3
Ohio State 6-6 .500 3-3 2-3 16-7 .696 10-4 4-3 2-0 0-3
Minnesota 6-7 .462 5-2 1-5 16-8 .667 11-2 1-6 4-0 3-5
Illinois 5-8 .385 4-2 0-5 9-15 .375 8-4 0-6 1-5 2-5
Indiana 4-9 .308 2-4 2-5 13-11 .542 10-4 2-7 1-0 2-4
Rutgers 4-9 .308 3-4 1-5 11-12 .478 9-5 2-7 0-0 1-3
Northwestern 3-9 .250 2-3 1-6 12-11 .522 9-4 1-6 2-1 0-5
Nebraska 3-10 .231 2-4 1-6 13-11 .542 9-4 2-6 2-1 1-5
Penn State 1-11 .083 0-6 1-5 8-15 .348 5-6 2-7 1-2 1-6

 

BIG 10 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Big Ten
Conference Overall vs
W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt Top 25
10 Maryland 11-2 .846 5-1 6-1 22-2 .917 11-1 9-1 2-0 2-1
16 Iowa 10-3 .769 6-0 4-3 19-5 .792 12-0 6-4 1-1 4-2
20 Rutgers 9-3 .750 5-1 4-2 17-6 .739 11-1 5-3 1-2 2-2
23 Michigan State 6-5 .545 5-0 1-5 16-6 .727 12-0 3-5 1-1 4-3
Michigan 7-6 .538 5-1 2-5 16-9 .640 10-1 4-7 2-1 3-6
Purdue 7-6 .538 5-1 2-5 16-10 .615 12-2 3-6 1-2 3-5
Northwestern 7-6 .538 4-2 3-4 14-10 .583 8-4 5-5 1-1 3-3
Indiana 6-6 .500 3-3 3-3 17-7 .708 9-3 6-3 2-1 1-2
Minnesota 6-7 .462 3-4 3-3 17-7 .708 12-4 5-3 0-0 2-2
Nebraska 6-7 .462 3-4 3-3 11-13 .458 7-5 3-8 1-0 1-4
Ohio State 6-7 .462 4-3 2-4 10-12 .455 8-4 2-6 0-2 2-5
Penn State 3-9 .250 2-5 1-4 10-13 .435 8-8 2-5 0-0 0-5
Wisconsin 2-10 .167 2-4 0-6 11-13 .458 8-5 1-7 2-1 0-5
Illinois 2-11 .154 1-6 1-5 10-14 .417 8-7 2-6 0-1 1-3

 

MAC MEN’S BASKETBALL

Mid-American
Conference Overall vs
W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt Top 25
East
23 Buffalo 8-2 .800 5-0 3-2 20-3 .870 10-0 8-3 2-0 1-1
Bowling Green 8-2 .800 4-1 4-1 16-7 .696 11-1 4-6 1-0 1-0
Kent State 6-4 .600 4-2 2-2 17-6 .739 11-3 6-3 0-0 0-1
Akron 6-4 .600 5-0 1-4 14-9 .609 11-1 1-6 2-2 0-2
Miami (OH) 5-6 .455 3-3 2-3 13-11 .542 9-3 3-6 1-2 0-1
Ohio 3-7 .300 2-3 1-4 11-11 .500 9-3 2-6 0-2 0-0
West
Toledo 8-3 .727 4-1 4-2 20-4 .833 11-1 6-3 3-0 0-1
Central Michigan 5-5 .500 3-2 2-3 16-7 .696 10-2 4-4 2-1 0-1
Northern Illinois 5-6 .455 3-3 2-3 12-12 .500 8-4 3-7 1-1 1-1
Eastern Michigan 4-6 .400 2-3 2-3 10-13 .435 8-5 2-8 0-0 0-4
Ball State 4-7 .364 1-4 3-3 13-11 .542 6-4 6-5 1-2 0-3
Western Michigan 0-10 .000 0-4 0-6 6-17 .261 3-6 2-10 1-1 0-2

 

MAC WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

Mid-American
Conference Overall vs
W-L Pct Hm Rd W-L Pct Hm Rd Nt Top 25
East
Ohio 9-2 .818 4-2 5-0 20-2 .909 10-2 8-0 2-0 0-0
Miami (OH) 8-2 .800 4-1 4-1 17-4 .810 8-1 9-3 0-0 0-1
Buffalo 8-2 .800 5-1 3-1 16-5 .762 7-2 7-3 2-0 0-2
Kent State 5-5 .500 4-1 1-4 12-9 .571 8-2 4-7 0-0 0-1
Akron 4-6 .400 3-1 1-5 13-8 .619 7-2 2-6 4-0 0-0
Bowling Green 0-10 .000 0-5 0-5 7-14 .333 5-5 2-8 0-1 0-0
West
Central Michigan 7-3 .700 4-2 3-1 16-6 .727 7-4 8-1 1-1 1-1
Toledo 6-4 .600 4-1 2-3 14-7 .667 8-2 6-5 0-0 0-1
Northern Illinois 6-4 .600 3-2 3-2 14-8 .636 9-2 3-6 2-0 0-0
Eastern Michigan 3-7 .300 2-2 1-5 10-11 .476 7-2 3-6 0-3 0-0
Western Michigan 2-7 .222 0-4 2-3 8-12 .400 3-7 4-4 1-1 0-0
Ball State 2-8 .200 2-3 0-5 7-15 .318 6-5 1-7 0-3 0-0