Friday Sports Update – Tech Outlasts Texas In Big 12 Tourney

(Kansas City, MO) — Keenan Evans led the Red Raiders with 25 points as Texas Tech folded Texas 73-69 in the Big 12 Tournament quarterfinals in Kansas City. Texas Tech led by seven at halftime and let the Longhorns come within a point in the second half but never gave up the lead. Jarrett Culver added 13 points and 11 rebounds as the Red Raiders advance to Friday’s semifinals. The return of Mo Bamba and 29 points from Jacob Young wasn’t enough for the Longhorns. Texas is now 19-and-14 and is hoping for an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. West Virginia knocked off Baylor 78-65 and will face the Red Raiders in the semis today. TCU lost to Kansas State 66-64 in overtime. KSU will face Kansas in the other semifinal today. You can listen to Big 12 Tournament action this beginning this evening at 6 here on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC. Kansas and Kansas State at 6pm, Texas Tech and West Virginia at 8pm.

Texas A&M Falls To Alabama

(St. Louis, MO) — Texas A&M’s run in the SEC Tournament is over already. The Aggies fell to Alabama 71-70 in St. Louis last night. T.J. Starks scored 23 points in defeat. They’ll learn their postseason fate on Sunday.

NBA
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Brooklyn Nets 125, Charlotte Hornets 111
Miami Heat 108, Philadelphia 76ers 99
Oklahoma City Thunder 115, Phoenix Suns 87
Boston Celtics 117, Minnesota Timberwolves 109
Golden State Warriors 110, San Antonio Spurs 107

Rockets Visit Raptors

(Toronto, Ontario) — The first-place Rockets clash with the first-place Raptors tonight in Toronto. Houston leads the West with a record of 51-and-13, while the Raptors lead the East with a record of 47-and-17. The Rockets are gunning for their 18th straight win. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.

Mavericks Host Grizzlies Tomorrow

(Dallas, TX) — The Mavericks return to action tomorrow as they host the Memphis Grizzlies. Dallas is 20-and-45 and ended a three-game slide with a win over Denver Tuesday. The Mavs play a back-to-back this weekend as they host the Rockets on Sunday.

Rangers Down White Sox

(Surprise, AZ) — Preston Beck nailed the go-ahead home run in the eighth inning as the Rangers downed the White Sox 5-4 in Surprise, Arizona. Destin Hood tied the game with a solo shot in the seventh for Texas. Juan Centeno also went deep in the win. The Rangers face the Reds today.

Astros Defeat Braves

(Kissimmee, FL) — Jon Kemmer drilled the go-ahead two-run single as the Astros defeated the Braves 6-4 in Kissimmee, Florida. Derek Fisher and Tyler White each homered for Houston in the win. The ‘Stros are 10-and-5 in Grapefruit League action and face the Cardinals today.

MLB Grapefruit League
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St. Louis Cardinals 5, Miami Marlins 4
Pittsburgh Pirates 8, Detroit Tigers 3
Washington Nationals 8, New York Mets 5
Houston Astros 6, Atlanta Braves 4
Philadelphia Phillies 7, New York Yankees 6
Tampa Bay Rays 6, Boston Red Sox 6
Toronto Blue Jays 9, Baltimore Orioles 3

MLB Cactus League
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Chicago Cubs 10, San Diego Padres 4
Texas Rangers 5, Chicago White Sox (ss) 4
Oakland Athletics 7, Los Angeles Angels 3
Arizona Diamondbacks 11, Milwaukee Brewers 6
Kansas City Royals 12, Chicago White Sox (ss) 0
Colorado Rockies 3, Cincinnati Reds 2
Cleveland Indians 4, Los Angeles Dodgers 1
San Francisco Giants 4, Seattle Mariners 0

NHL
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Winnipeg Jets 3, New Jersey Devils 2
Columbus Blue Jackets 5, Colorado Avalanche 4 (OT)
Boston Bruins 3, Philadelphia Flyers 2
Florida Panthers 5, Montreal Canadiens 0
Buffalo Sabres 4, Ottawa Senators 3 (SO)
Tampa Bay Lightning 5, New York Rangers 3
Vegas Golden Knights 4, Detroit Red Wings 0
Nashville Predators 4, Anaheim Ducks 2
Carolina Hurricanes 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
Edmonton Oilers 2, New York Islanders 1 (SO)
San Jose Sharks 2, St. Louis Blues 0
Los Angeles Kings 3, Washington Capitals 1

Stars Host Ducks

(Dallas, TX) — The Stars get back on the ice tonight as they host the Anaheim Ducks. Dallas hopes to snap a two-game slide. This will be the Stars’ final home game before they open a six-game road trip on Sunday in Pittsburgh. Dallas is currently in line for the first Wild Card in the West with 80 points in the standings.

Conners Leads Valspar Championship After Round One; Tiger Minus-One

(Palm Harbor, FL) — Corey Conners leads the Valspar Championship at four-under-par after the opening round at Copperhead. Tiger Woods is among a large group three shots back at minus-one. Whee Kim, Kelly Kraft and Nick Watney are tied for second place at three-under. Amarillo native Ryan Palmer is tied for 48th at 1-over.

Fort Worth Elementary Kids To Compete In Houston Chess Championship

(Fort Worth, TX) — Some Fort Worth elementary students will compete in the Texas State Scholastic Chess Championship this weekend. The chess team from Kirkpatrick Elementary has already earned a number of trophies. It’ll get to play against the best in the tournament in Houston. The chess team, made up of kids from second grade through fifth grade, was cheered on by schoolmates, who lined up in the hallways as the team left.

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