Hall’s Heroics Lift #4 West Texas A&M Back-to-Back Lone Star Conference Tournament Titles
Frisco, Texas – Brandon Hall picked a perfect time to record his first career double-double of the season to lead #4 West Texas A&M to their second consecutive Lone Star Conference Tournament Championship with a 57-55 win over No. 2 seed Texas A&M-Commerce on Sunday at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. The senior finished the afternoon with 32 points and 10 rebounds as WT held onto to win their LSC best eighth tournament title .For the second straight season, the Buffs were named the top seed and host of the South Central Regional Tournament scheduled to take place on March 15-16, 19 at the First United Bank Center.
Lady Buffs Claim Their 15th LSC Championship, Spurgin Grabs MVP Honors
Frisco, Texas – The #16 West Texas A&M Lady Buffs continued to prove themselves as the region’s top team as WT claimed their second straight and 15th overall Lone Star Conference Tournament Title with a 71-55 victory over the #22 Belles of Angelo State on Sunday afternoon at the Comerica Center in Frisco, Texas. The Lady Buffs will host the LSC women’s tournament beginning next weekend.
College Basketball (Top-25 Coaches Poll)
#12 Houston Cougars 85, #19 Cincinnati Bearcats 69
#21 Wisconsin Badgers 73, Ohio State Buckeyes 67 (OT)
TCU Will Play Wednesday In Big 12 Tourney
(Kansas City, MO) — TCU will tip off the Big 12 tournament Wednesday against Oklahoma State in Kansas City at the Sprint Center. If the eighth-seeded Horned Frogs win they will play Kansas State or Texas Tech on Thursday. Fourth-seeded Baylor will play Iowa State and Texas will face Kansas in Thursday games. Texas Tech is seeded second and will play
Cougars Win AAC Title, Top Bearcats
(Cincinnati, OH) — Number-12 Houston throttled number-19 Cincinnati 85-69 to earn the AAC championship on the road. Corey Davis Jr. scored a career-best 31 points to lead the Cougars to their first conference championship since winning the 1992 Southwest Conference. Houston improved to 29-and-2 and 16-and-2. The Cougars drew a first-round bye in the AAC tournament. They will Friday against the winner of the Thursday game between South Florida and UConn.Thursday.
College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In other area college basketball action, SMU won 77-71 at South Florida. The Mustangs will take a 14-and-16 record into the AAC tourney beginning Thursday in Memphis. SMU will meet Tulsa in the first round. Tenth-seeded North Texas will face Florida International in the opening round Wednesday of the Conference-USA Tournament in Frisco. UT-Arlington is seeded-second in the Sun Belt Conference tournament and has drawn a bye into the semifinals on Saturday in New Orleans. Texas A&M will face Vanderbilt in the SEC Tourney on Wednesday in Nashville.
Rockets Hold Off Mavericks
(Dallas, TX) — Chris Paul blocked a Jalen Brunson jumper in the waning seconds to preserve the Rockets’ 94-93 victory over the Mavericks in Dallas. Eric Gordon led Houston 26 points. James Harden ended up with 20 points, while Clint Capela contributed a dozen rebounds and 17 points to Houston’s eighth straight win. The Rockets will open a four-game homestand tonight against Charlotte. Kenneth Faried is expected to play for Houston after missing the previous five games with a bruised hip. Dallas has lost 10 of its last 11. The Mavericks are home tomorrow against the Spurs.
Aldridge, Spurs Take Care Of Bucks
(San Antonio, TX) — The Spurs beat the Bucks 121-114 in the Alamo City. San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge had a game-high 29 points and 15 rebounds, while DeMar DeRozen added 28 points. Patty Mills and Marco Belinelli each contributed 16 points off the bench. San Antonio has won five-straight and sit in the seventh-seed in the West. Giannis Antetokounmpo led the Bucks with 27 points and 13 rebounds. Eric Bledsoe added 21 points while Kris Middleton had 15 in defeat. Milwaukee has lost three of five, but still has the best NBA record at 50-and-17.
Detroit Pistons 131, Chicago Bulls 108
Philadelphia 76ers 106, Indiana Pacers 89
Toronto Raptors 125, Miami Heat 104
Memphis Grizzlies 105, Orlando Magic 97
Atlanta Hawks 128, New Orleans Pelicans 116
Houston Rockets 94, Dallas Mavericks 93
San Antonio Spurs 121, Milwaukee Bucks 114
Minnesota Timberwolves 103, New York Knicks 92
Phoenix Suns 115, Golden State Warriors 111
Stars Play Tomorrow In Buffalo
(Buffalo, NY) — The Stars will play the Sabres tomorrow night in Buffalo. Dallas is holding on to the top Western Conference Wild Card spot with 75 points in 68 games, while Minnesota is second with 74 points in 69 games. Arizona is chasing both with 73 points in 68 games.
Florida Panthers 6, Detroit Red Wings 1
Washington Capitals 3, Winnipeg Jets 1
Pittsburgh Penguins 4, Boston Bruins 2
Calgary Flames 6, Vegas Golden Knights 3
Los Angeles Kings 3, Anaheim Ducks 2
Kyle Busch Wins NASCAR At Phoenix
(Avondale, AZ) — Kyle Busch completed the weekend sweep by winning the NASCAR TicketGuardian 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix. Busch also picked up the win in the Xfinity Series on Saturday and now stands at 199 career wins. Teammate Martin Truex Junior finished behind Busch in second and polesitter Ryan Blaney ended up third.
Francesco Molinari Wins Arnold Palmer Invitational
(Orlando, FL) — Francesco Molinari shot an eight-under 64 in the final round of Arnold Palmer Invitational to rally to victory at Bay Hill Club. Molinari finished the tournament at 12-under. Matthew Fitzpatrick finished in second at 10-under. Sungjae Im, Tommy Fleetwood and Rafael Cabrera Bello all tied for third at nine-under. Keith Mitchell, Sung Kang, Matt Wallace and Rory McIlroy finished in a tie for sixth at eight-under.
Rangers Beat Giants
(Scottsdale, AZ) — Hunter Pence went 3-for-3 with a home run as the Rangers beat a Giants split-squad 7-6 in Scottsdale. Jason Hammel picked up the victory, allowing a run on two hits and striking out three of the 10 batters he faced. The Rangers will play two today in Surprise. Shelby Miller is scheduled to start an afternoon game versus the Angels. The Rangers also have a night game against Kansas City. Our coverage begins tonight at 9 on 710AM and 97.5FM KGNC.
Minor Will Start Rangers’ Opener
(Surprise, AZ) — Rangers manager Chris Woodward says left-hander Mike Minor will start the season opener. This will be Minor’s first opening day start. He went 12-and-8 with a 4.18 ERA in 28 starts last season. The Rangers will open the season March 28th against the Cubs in Arlington.
Astros Lose To Nationals
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Left-hander Wade Miley was the starting and losing pitcher as the Astros fell 6-4 to the Nationals in Grapefruit League action. Miley gave up two runs on four hits, while pitching into the fourth inning. Abraham Toro had two hits and two RBIs in defeat. The Astros will play the Mets today.
MLB Grapefruit League
Tampa Bay Rays 8, Boston Red Sox 1
Miami Marlins 5, Atlanta Braves 2
Washington Nationals 6, Houston Astros 4
New York Yankees (ss) 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 5
Toronto Blue Jays 10, Minnesota Twins 1
New York Yankees (ss) 2, Detroit Tigers 2
Philadelphia Phillies 8, Baltimore Orioles 5
New York Mets 9, St. Louis Cardinals 1
MLB Cactus League
Texas Rangers 7, San Francisco Giants (ss) 6
Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 3, Cincinnati Reds 2
Oakland Athletics (ss) 5, San Francisco Giants (ss) 4
Milwaukee Brewers 7, Chicago Cubs 5
San Diego Padres 11, Kansas City Royals 6
Oakland Athletics (ss) 7, Chicago White Sox 6
Los Angeles Dodgers 3, Colorado Rockies (ss) 1
Cleveland Indians 16, Seattle Mariners (ss) 2
Seattle Mariners (ss) 9, Los Angeles Angels 9
Arizona Diamondbacks (ss) 5, Colorado Rockies (ss) 2 (at Monterrey, Mexico)
Lee Agrees To Reduced Contract
(Frisco, TX) — Multiple-outlets report linebacker Sean Lee has agreed to a restructured contract that allows the Cowboys to keep him. Lee was to make seven-million dollars on a base salary in 2019. In the new contract, Lee will be guaranteed three-and-a-half-million dollars, but with incentives he could reach seven-million dollars.
Raiders Acquire WR Brown From Steelers
(Alameda, CA) — Pro Bowl receiver Antonio Brown is getting his wish to be traded. The Oakland Raiders have agreed to acquire Brown from the Pittsburgh Steelers for third and fifth round draft picks. The deal will be completed on Wednesday.