Weekday Morning Sports – Friday 3/11/16

Sports Radio 1400 WSJM     @wsjmsports     wsjmsports.com     Friday, March 11, 2016

NCAA Men’s Basketball – Big Ten Conference Tournament
Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Yesterday – Round 2
#8 Michigan 72, #9 Northwestern 70 – OT
#12 Illinois 68, #5 Iowa 66
#7 Ohio State 79, #10 Penn State 75
#11 Nebraska 70, #6 Wisconsin 58

#8 Michigan 72, #9 Northwestern 70 – OT – Michigan trips Northwestern 72-70 in OT in Big Ten tourney
Zak Irvin sank a jump shot from the right wing with 3.3 seconds remaining to lift No. 8 seed Michigan to a 72-70 overtime victory against No. 9 seed Northwestern on Thursday in the Big Ten tournament. Duncan Robinson led Michigan with 21 points. Tre Demps led Northwestern with 21.

#12 Illinois 68, #5 Iowa 66 – Illinois holds on for stunning 68-66 upset of No. 20 Iowa
Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points to help Illinois fend off No. 20 Iowa’s frantic comeback for a stunning 68-66 upset in the Big Ten tournament. Malcolm Hill gave Illinois the lead with his mid-range jumper and the struggling Hawkeyes didn’t score again. Kendrick Nunn had 16 points for Illinois.

#7 Ohio State 79, #10 Penn State 75 – Ohio St. picks up 20th win by holding off Penn St. 79-75
Marc Loving scored 24 points, JaQuan Lyle had 22 and they teamed up to score all seven points in a late run to finally put away from Penn State 79-75 in the second round of the Big Ten tournament.

#11 Nebraska 70, #6 Wisconsin 58 – Nebraska beats Wisconsin 70-58 in Big Ten tournament
Shavon Shields scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead 11th-seeded Nebraska to a 70-58 victory over No. 6 seed Wisconsin in the Big Ten Conference tournament.

Today – Quarterfinals
#1 Indiana vs. #8 Michigan, 12:00 p.m.                   Sports Radio 1400 WSJM, 11:30
#4 Purdue vs. #12 Illinois, 2:25 p.m.
#2 Michigan State vs. #7 Ohio State, 6:30 p.m.       SuperHits 103.7 Cosy-FM, 5:30
#3 Maryland vs. #11 Nebraska, 9:00 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Basketball – Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament
Verizon Center, Washington, DC
Yesterday – Quarterfinals
# 1 North Carolina 88, #8 Pitt 71
#4 Notre Dame 84, #5 Duke 79 – OT
#2 Virginia 72, #10 Georgia Tech 52
#3 Miami-FL 88, #6 Virginia Tech 82

#4 Notre Dame 84, #5 Duke 79 – OT – Notre Dame tops exhausted Duke 84-79 in OT in ACC tourney
Duke gave away a 16-point, second-half lead against Notre Dame and lost to the Fighting Irish 84-79 in overtime in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals Thursday. V.J. Beachem scored 19 points for fourth-seeded Notre Dame. Grayson Allen led defending national champion Duke with 27 points.

Today – Semifinals
# 1 North Carolina vs. #4 Notre Dame, 7:00 p.m.
#2 Virginia vs. #3 Miami-FL, 9:00 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Basketball – Mid American Conference Tournament
Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, OH

Yesterday – Quarterfinals
#1 Akron 65, #8 Eastern Michigan 63
#12 Bowling Green 62, #4 Central Michigan 59
#2 Ohio 79, #7 Northern Illinois 62
#3 Buffalo 94, #11 Miami (Oh) 81

 

Today – Semifinals
#1 Akron vs. #12 Bowling Green, 6:30 p.m.
#2 Ohio vs. #3 Buffalo, 9:00 p.m.

 

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Detroit Red Wings 3, Winnipeg Jets 2

Red Wings 3, Jets 2 – Abdelkader scores late to lift Red Wings past Jets
Justin Abdelkader scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Detroit Red Wings to a 3-2 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night. Dylan Larkin and Jonathan Ericsson also scored and Petr Mrazek stopped 23 shots to help the Red Wings snap a three-game losing streak. Marko Dano and Tyler Myers scored for Winnipeg and Michael Hutchinson finished with 32 saves. On the go-ahead score, Tomas Tatar intercepted Myers’ pass behind the net and passed to Abdelkader in the slot, who shot the puck top shelf for his 17th of the season with 4:36 remaining.

Tonight
Chicago Blackhawks at Dallas Stars, 8:30 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
San Antonio Spurs 109, Chicago Bulls 101

Spurs 109, Bulls 101 – Leonard, Aldridge lead Spurs past Bulls 109-101
Kawhi Leonard had 29 points and LaMarcus Aldridge had 26 points and 10 rebounds and the San Antonio Spurs won their 31st straight at home to open the season by upending the short-handed Chicago Bulls 109-101 on Thursday night. Tony Parker added 20 points and had 12 assists for San Antonio, which has won 40 straight at home going back to last season. The Spurs have their best start after 65 games at 55-10. Derrick Rose and Pau Gasol had 21 points each for the Bulls. E’Twaun Moore had 20 points, going 4 for 5 on 3-pointers. The Bulls finished with 21 turnovers. Tim Duncan had seven points and three rebounds, becoming the sixth player in league history with 15,000 rebounds. Newly signed Kevin Martin had a point in eight minutes for San Antonio.  Jimmy Butler sat out for the Bulls because of an injury.

Tonight
Detroit Pistons at Charlotte Hornets, 7:00 p.m.
Miami Heat at Chicago Bulls, 8:00 p.m.

MLB – Major League Baseball – Spring Training
Yesterday
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Detroit Tigers 6 – TIE
Kansas City Royals 9, Chicago White Sox (ss) 2
Chicago White Sox (ss) 8, Texas Rangers 2
Seattle Mariners 10, Chicago Cubs 8

Phillies 6, Tigers 6 – TIE – Tigers and Phillies play to rare tie
Maikel Franco hit a pair of two-run homers off Jordan Zimmermann to help the Philadelphia Phillies tie the Detroit Tigers 6-6 Thursday. Philadelphia led 5-4 entering the ninth inning. Ernesto Frieri gave up a sacrifice fly and a home run to consecutive batters.

Royals 9, White Sox (SS) 2 – White Sox turn triple play, but Royals defeat Chicago 9-2
The Chicago White Sox turned a triple play on Tony Cruz’s lineout to left field, and Drew Butera hit an inside-the-park home run that capped the Kansas City Royals’ seven-run seventh inning Thursday in a 9-2 win over a Chicago White Sox split squad.

White Sox (SS) 8, Rangers 2 – Quintana pitches into 5th inning as White Sox top Texas 8-2
Jose Quintana pitched into the fifth inning in his first outing, Jerry Sands homered and drove in four runs and a Chicago White Sox split squad defeated the Texas Rangers 8-2 Thursday. Quintana did not allow a hit until a one-out single in the fourth to Ian Desmond.

Mariners 10, Cubs 8 – Lester hit hard in 1st outing as Cubs lose to Mariners 10-8
Jon Lester gave up six runs in two innings during his first outing of 2016, and the Seattle Mariners beat Chicago 10-8 Thursday to extend the Cubs’ losing streak to seven.

Today
Detroit vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.
Cincinnati (ss) vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 3:10 p.m.

AHL – American Hockey League
Last Night
Charlotte Checkers 3, Chicago Wolves 1

Tonight
Manitoba Moose at Grand Rapids Griffins, 7:05 p.m.

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
Tonight
Norfolk Admirals at Kalamazoo Wings, 7:00 p.m.

NBADL – NBA Developmental League
Tonight
Grand Rapids Drive at Maine Red Claws, 7:00 p.m.

MHSAA – Girls Basketball Regional (Regional Finals)
Last Night
Class B at Harper Creek
Marshall 57, Otsego 37

Class C at Constantine
Brandywine 53, Gobles 47

MHSAA – Boys Basketball Districts (District Finals)
Tonight
Class A at Portage Central
Portage Central vs. Kalamazoo Central, 7:00 p.m.

Class A at Sturgis
Kalamazoo Loy Norrix vs. Battle Creek Central, 7:00 p.m.

Class B at Buchanan
Lakeshore vs. Dowagiac, 7:00 p.m.                                             Sports Radio 1400 WSJM, 6:45

Class B at Paw Paw
Three Rivers vs. Paw Paw, 7:00 p.m.

Class B at Hopkins
South Haven vs. Hopkins, 7:00 p.m.

Class B at Comstock
Marshall vs. Comstock, 7:00 p.m.

Class C at Eau Claire
Bridgman vs. Brandywine, 7:00 p.m.

Class C at Centreville
Lawton vs. Constantine, 7:00 p.m.

Class C at Kalamazoo Christian
Hartford vs. Kalamazoo Hackett, 7:00 p.m.

Class D at Lake Michigan College
Countryside Academy vs. Lake Michigan Catholic, 7:00 p.m.         Updates on Sports Radio 1400 WSJM

Class D at Mendon
Howardsville Christian vs. Mendon, 7:00 p.m.

Class D at Martin
Kalamazoo Heritage Christian vs. Kalamazoo Phoenix, 7:00 p.m.