Aztecs-W-IUPU (79-55)…..Aztecs win opening game in NIT…SDSU builds 18P-lead in first half…Expanded lead to 30P in 2nd half…Malik Pope hit 3-long 3-point shots to fuel early lead..State defense forces 16-turnovers….Blocks 7-shots in lopsided win….SDSU shot 51% from floor…Held IUPU to 32% shooting……..Aztecs win 26th game of year…will play Washington in 2nd round.
Long Beach State-L-Washington (107-102)..Huskies score 61 in 2nd half..Dejounte Murray scores 30P for UW…
St Mary’s-W-New Mexico State…Gaels hit 2-FT with (:01) left to rally to beat Aggies
Ohio State-W-Akron…Buckeyes go on (9-0) run at end of game.
Valpariso-W-Texas Southern..Valpo gets easy victory
Creighton-W-Alabama…Blue Jays post 18-point win.
South Carolina-W-High Point..Gamecocks get 22-point win at home.
Florida State-W-Davidson..Seminoles post (84-74) win
Florida-W-North Florida..Gators win by 29 in blowout.
St. Bonaventure-Wagner..Monmouth-Bucknell..BYU-UAB…Virginia Tech-Providence..Georgia Tech-Houston..George Washington-Hofstra…Georgia-Belmont.
(NCAA) Play In Games
Florida Gulf Coast-W-Farleigh Dickinson..Gulf Coast runs wild in (96-65) play-in win in Dayton.
Wichita State-W-Vanderbilt…Wheatshockers wear down Commodores ..post (70-50) victory.
Wednesday Play-In Games…Michigan-Tulsa….Holy Cross-Southern
Kentucky..Coach John Calipari criticizes Selection Committee…what is their formula….Top 50-wins…Road Wins…RPI rating……changes every year.
Pacific…Offers head coaching job to ex-NBA guard Damon Stoudemire.
James Madison..Fires coach Matt Brady
Denver University..Hires-Rod Billups
New Mexico…G-Cullen Neal announces he will transfer as grad student.
Lakers-L-Sacramento…Kings bomb LA in lst quarter..led (32-15)…LA went (3-14) shooting…DeMarco Cousins-Darren Collison combine (44P)…LA (14-54)
Clippers-L-San Antonio (108-87)…San Antonio gets 51P from bench…..Spurs (57-10)…(33-0) at home..LA (42-24)
Clippers-at-Houston…Wednesday road trip-continues
Golden State-Knkicks..Warriors (60-6)..(31-0) home
Oklahoma City-at-Boston..Thunder (46-22)
Utah..F-Gordon Hayward-out with Plantar Fasciitis of arch
NY Knicks..Report Phil Jackson considering coaching team next year
Detroit..Owner Tom Gores pledges 1M-to Flint, Michigan telethon-repair lead-in-water damage to schools.
Padres-L-Cubs (11-1)…Tyson Ross (.1inn-5R-7BR) does not get out of lst inning..Nick Vincent-Phil Humber give up 6R…Wil Myers (0-3)..now (2-25)..(.080-BA)…Padres (4-10-1)
Padres..Option OF-Manny Margot to AAA-El Paso
Dodgers-L-Cubs (8-6)..Kenta Maeda (3.2inn-0ER)…Andre Ethier 2R-HR…Jamey Wright-JHose DeLeon give up 6R-late in game..LA (9-3).
Dodgers..Concern 1B-Adrian Gonzalez-neck woes..hitting (.158)
Dodgers..P-Scott Kazmir-clocked 86mph..(17.81-ERA)..Teams (.571BA) spring
Angels-Tie-Mariners (4-4)..Andrew Heaney (3inn-1R)….Stefan Romero 3-hits for Seattle.
Angels..P-Rob Rasmusses leaves camp-retires.
Texas-W-Cleveland..Joey Gallo-Ryan Rua combined 5-Hits
Reds-W-Royals..Adam Duvall 2RBI-Cinn…Ian Kennedy (4-inn-2R-7H)
Rockies-W-A’s…Mark Reynolds 3R-HR for Colorado
Detroit-W-Atlanta..James McCann-Grand Slam HR..JD Martine 3R-HR
Washington-W-Houston..Gio Gonzalez (4inn-1R) for Nats
Mets-W-Miami..Noah Syndegaard (3.2-inn-2R)
Phillies-W-Tampa Bazy..Aaron Nola (4.2-2R-5K) for Phillies..Ced Hunter-HR
Orioles-Tie-Toronto..Chris Tillman (1.2-inn-2R-8BR)
Yankees-W-Red Sox..Ivan Nova (4-inn-1R)…David Price (4inn-1R-6K) in Bosox debut
Mets…Put SS-Ruben Tejada on waivers
Mets..Option 2B-Dilson Herrera to AAA.
White Sox..Release 3B-Mike Olt.
Toronto..3B-Edwin Encarnarcion-oblique injury
Rockies..2B-Dan Descalso-fractured hand-out 6W
Royals..P-Mike Minor on 60-day-DL-shoulder
Astros..C-Max Stassi-wrist surgery-out 8W.
Orioles..C-Matt Wieters-MRI on ailing elbow.
Chargers…Re-sign LT-RT-Chris Hairston to 2Y-contract after he visited other NFL teams…Replaced oft-injured King Dunlop last season and wound up starting 11-games…Dunlop restructured down his 4.5M salary after injury riddled season….Chargers had to use 11-different OL and 36-different line combinations in 16-weeks.
(Free Agent Signings)
Patriots..Sign FA-DE-Chris Long-ex Rams
Ravens..Sign FA-WR-Mike Wallace-ex Vikings-Steelers-Miami.
Jaguars..Sign FA-OT-Kelvin Beachum-Steelers
Steelers..Sign FA-OT-Ryan Harris-Broncos-Chiefs
Seahawks..Sign FA-OT-JaMarcus Webb-Raiders
Redskins..Sign FA-LB-David Bruton-Broncos special teams star.
Colts..Sign FA-RB-Robert Turbin-ex Seattle-Dallas-Browns
Patriots-Arizona…Trade-New England ships DE-Chandler Jones to Cardinals for 2nd round pick and OG-Jonathan Cooper.
Denver..Matches (4Y-18M) offer sheet keep RB-CJ Anderson- from Miami
Eagles..S-Walter Thurmond contemplating retirement.
Browns..Visit with LB-DeMario Davis-Jets.
Dallas..Visit with S-Dashon Golson-Redskins..Leon Hall-CB-Bengals
Packers..Visit with TE-Jared Cook-Rams
Lions..Visit with CB-Antwan Blake-Steelers.
Eagles..Visit with DT-Nick Fairley-Rams
Giants..Visit with OT-Donald Penn-Raiders
Miami..Visit with DE-Andrew Branch-Jaguars..Chris Clemens-S-Seattle
Bills..Visit with Jeremy Kerley-WR-Jets
Houston..Visit with S-Antonio Allen-Jets.
Nick Buoniconti writes to Judge in Concussion Lawsuit-asks case be reopened now that NFL admits there is a link beetween concussions-CTE….Buoniconti says settlement does not take care of ‘suffering’ players still alive…Money dispersed only to players who die and autopsy revelas CTE…”What good is payment when player is dead-Players are suffering now”…”Relook payment schedule current players with Cognitive disorders”
Buffalo..Hires John Blake-DL Coach..former head coach Oklahoma…was assistant at North Carolina-banned from NCAA coaching for dealing with agents.
NHL-Board of Governors…Rules Committee evaluates radical rule change….Full 2-minute power play during games-team can score as many goals as possible….Ban Penalty Killing team from icing the puck while shorthanded.
Kings-W-Dallas…LA (9-2-2) in last 13-games…Tyler Toffoli-Anzi Kopitar score goals early in 3-goal first period
Gulls-San Antonio….Gulls have won 12-of-16-games in surge into 3rd place heading into tonite’s game.