Weekday Morning Sports – Monday 2/9/15

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NCAA Basketball – Men’s
Last Night
Indiana 70, Michigan 67

Indiana 70, Michigan 67 – Williams lifts Indiana over Michigan 70-67
Troy Williams had 20 points and eight rebounds to lead the Indiana Hoosiers to a 70-67 victory over the Michigan Wolverines on Sunday. Yogi Ferrell had 18 points and six assists, and James Blackmon, Jr. added 13 for the Hoosiers (17-7, 7-4 Big Ten), who have won two of three games.  Zak Irvin had 23 points and Ricky Doyle finished with 15 points and six rebounds for the Wolverines (13-11, 6-6), who have lost three straight.  Spike Albrecht converted a 3-point play with 1:18 remaining to put the Wolverines within three, 65-62, and the Hoosiers did just enough to keep the lead. Ferrell tossed a pass to Williams, whose dunk put the Hoosiers ahead 69-64, but Irvin answered with a 3-pointer to make it 69-67 with 18.9 seconds left. Collin Hartman scored a free throw before Michigan missed a game-tying shot just before the buzzer.

NCAA Basketball – Men’s – UNC legend Smith dies
Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith passed away Saturday night at 83. The former North Carolina bench boss had health issues in recent years, with the family saying in 2010 he had a condition that was causing him to lose memory.  Smith won two national championships with the Tar Heels along with an Olympic gold medal.

NHL – National Hockey League
Last Night
Chicago Blackhawks 4, St. Louis Blues 2

Blackhawks 4, Blues 2 – Hossa gets go-ahead goal, Blackhawks edge Blues 4-2
Marian Hossa’s power-play goal broke a third-period tie and he clinched it with an empty-netter for the Chicago Blackhawks in a 4-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Sunday. Bryan Bickell had a goal and assisted on the go-ahead tally for Chicago, which also got a goal from Marcus Kruger.  Vladimir Tarasenko and David Backes had a goal apiece for St. Louis, which never led and has lost two straight since a franchise-record 13-game point streak. They’re 20-5-2 at home.

Tonight
Arizona Coyotes at Chicago Blackhawks, 8:30 p.m.

NBA – National Basketball Association
Last Night
Chicago Bulls 98, Orlando Magic 97
Minnesota Timberwolves 112, Detroit Pistons 101

Bulls 98, Magic 97 – Gasol’s late dunk lifts Bulls to 98-97 victory over Magic
Pau Gasol dunked in the rebound of Derrick Rose’s missed layup with 9.4 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls rallied for a 98-97 victory over the Orlando Magic on Sunday night. Jimmy Butler led the Bulls with 27 points, and Gasol finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds. Joakim Noah added 18 points and nine rebounds. Chicago led by as many as 16 points, before finding itself in a six-point hole with just over 2 minutes to play. The Magic had two opportunities to win the game in the closing seconds. But Nik Vucevic’s hook rolled off the rim, and Tobias Harris overshot a potential game-winning tip-in as time expired. Victor Oladipo led six Orlando players in double figures with 18 points. Harris added 15, and Vucevic 14.

Timberwolves 112, Pistons 101 – Timberwolves win 3rd straight, 112-101 over Pistons
Nikola Pekovic scored 29 points and Kevin Martin added 24 to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to their third straight victory, 112-101 over the sluggish Detroit Pistons on Sunday night. Minnesota had not even won back-to-back games this season until this modest streak. The Timberwolves led throughout against the Pistons despite the absence of guard Ricky Rubio, who is still recovering from a left ankle injury. Andrew Wiggins scored 18 points for Minnesota, and Thaddeus Young added 16. Andre Drummond had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Pistons, going 8 of 8 from the field.
Golf – PGA – Day wins in a playoff
Jason Day won the PGA’s Farmers Insurance Open in a four-man playoff, sinking a par putt on the second extra hole at Torrey Pines.  Day and J.B. Holmes each made birdie on the 18th in the playoff, eliminating Scott Stallings and Harris English. Day closed with a 2-under 70 for a 9-under total.

Golf – LPGA – A rookie wins for the women
South Korean rookie Sei Young Kim won the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic for her first LPGA Tour title. She holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff with countrywoman Sun Young Yoo and Thailand’s Ariya Jutanugarn. The 22-year-old Kim shot a 1-under 72 in the completion of the delayed third round and closed with a 68 to match Yoo and Jutanugarn at 14-under 278.

Golf – Champions – Goydos gets the win
Paul Goydos won the Champions Tour event in San Diego, the first full-field event of the year. Goydos shot a final round 3-under-69 to finish 12-shots under par, one in front of Gene Sauers.  Three players wound up two shots off the lead at 10-under, Fred Funk, John Huston and Michael Allen.

NCAA Basketball – Women’s
Last Night
(4) Notre Dame 89, Boston College 56
(21) Rutgers 57, Michigan 50
Minnesota 86, Michigan St 79

(4) Notre Dame 89, Boston College 56 – No. 4 Notre Dame rolls past Boston College, 89-56
Michaela Mabrey hit six 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 20 points, and No. 4 Notre Dame beat Boston College 89-56 on Sunday for its ninth straight win. Jewell Loyd added 13 points. It was the 850th victory for Notre Dame, making it the 26th Division I program to reach that mark.

(21) Rutgers 57, Michigan 50 – No. 21 Rutgers women hold on to beat Michigan 57-50
Betnijah Laney scored 17 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out seven assists as No. 21 Rutgers held on to beat Michigan 57-50 on Sunday for its sixth straight victory.  Kahleah Copper added 16 points for Rutgers. Tyler Scaife, the Scarlet Knights leading scorer, was held to just six points on 3-of-11 shooting. Shannon Smith scored 19 points for Michigan (14-9, 6-6).

Minnesota 86, Michigan State 79 – Gophers down Spartans
Minnesota used a strong second half to pick up an 86-79 victory against Michigan State.  Carlie Wagner posted career-highs with 25 points and five three-point field goals to lead the Golden Gophers to the win.  Ariel Powers led Michigan State with 31 points.

NCAA Football – Central Michigan hires Detroit Lions assistant as new coach
Central Michigan has hired John Bonamego as its football coach. Bonamego was the special teams coordinator for the Detroit Lions the past two seasons. The Chippewas lost coach Dan Enos last month when he left to become the offensive coordinator at Arkansas.

ECHL – East Coast Hockey League
Last Night
Indy Fuel 2, Kalamazoo Wings 1 – OT

NBADL – NBA D-League
Tonight
Austin Spurs at Grand Rapids Drive, 7:00 p.m.

MHSAA – High School Sports
Tonight
Boys Basketball
Mendon at Brandywine

Girls Basketball
Michigan Lutheran at New Buffalo
Brandywine at Eau Claire