Thursday Sports Update – Buffs Receive LSC Honors
(Undated) — West Texas A&M’s Qua Grant was named the Lone Star Conference Player of the Year while Tom Brown was named the Coach of the Year. No. 3 West Texas A&M will face Texas A&M-Commerce in the Lone Star Conference Quarterfinals on Friday, March 6, in Frisco. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. The #22 Lady Buffs will begin their postseason run on Thursday afternoon as they look to avenge an early season loss to the St. Edward’s Hilltoppers in the quarterfinal round of the 2020 Lone Star Conference Championship at the Comerica Center in Frisco with tipoff set for 2:30 p.m.
(Undated) — Last night in college basketball, TCU lost 75-66 at number-one Kansas. Texas A&M upset number-15 Auburn 78-75 on the road. The Aggies improved to 15-and-14 and 9-and-8 in the SEC. Saturday, Texas Tech will host #1 Kansas, number-four Baylor will play at West Virginia, Texas will host Oklahoma State, TCU is home against Oklahoma and Texas A&M will play Arkansas in College Station.
Luka, Mavs Win Matchup Over Zion, Pelicans
(Dallas, TX) — Luka Doncic had 30 points, 17 boards and 10 assists to break the franchise record with his 22nd triple-double in the Mavericks’ 127-123 overtime victory over the Pelicans in Dallas. Kristaps Porzingis had 34 points and 12 rebounds for the Mavericks, who are 4-and-2 in their last six. Zion Williamson scored 21 for the Pelicans in his first back-to-back of his NBA career. It was the first matchp between Doncic, the reigning Rookie of the Year, and Zion, who was the first pick in the draft. The Mavs host the Grizzlies tomorrow night.
Milwaukee Bucks 119, Indiana Pacers 100
Oklahoma City Thunder 114, Detroit Pistons 107
Boston Celtics 112, Cleveland Cavaliers 106
Utah Jazz 112, New York Knicks 104
Memphis Grizzlies 118, Brooklyn Nets 79
Miami Heat 116, Orlando Magic 113
Minnesota Timberwolves 115, Chicago Bulls 108
Dallas Mavericks 127, New Orleans Pelicans 123 (OT)
Portland Trail Blazers 125, Washington Wizards 104
Rockets Host Clippers Tonight
(Houston, TX) — The Rockets return home tonight to host the LA Clippers. Rockets’ forward DeMarre Carroll is questionable because of an injury. Houston had its six-game winning streak ended Monday with a two-point loss to the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. The Rockets lead the Southwest Division with a 39-and-21 record. The Clippers are 41-and-19.
Philadelphia Flyers 5, Washington Capitals 2
Calgary Flames 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 2 (OT)
Anaheim Ducks 4, Colorado Avalanche 3 (OT)
Arizona Coyotes 4, Vancouver Canucks 2
Stars Play Tonight At Nashville
(Nashville, TN) — The Stars will play their next two against the Predators. They will play tonight in Nashville and Saturday in Dallas to begin a four-game homestand. The Stars have lost three straight, but one in overtime and another in a shootout.
Rangers Topple Rockies In Cactus League
(Surprise, AZ) — Eli White went 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI in the Rangers’ 7-4 win over the Rockies at Surprise Stadium. Rougned Odor contributed a two-run homer to the win. Texas starter Lance Lynn yielded four runs on seven hits and struck out four over four innings. The Rangers are 8-and-4 in the Cactus League and will play a split-squad today. Mike Minor will start in Surprise against the Diamondbacks. The other half of the squad will play the Cubs in Mesa.
Rangers Unveil Ivan Rodriguez Statue
(Arlington, TX) — The Rangers unveiled a seven-foot bronze statue of Hall of Fame catcher Ivan Rodriguez outside the Globe Life Field, which opens this month. Rodriguez is a 14-time All-Star and 13-time Gold Glover. He played 13 of his 21 big league seasons with Texas.
MLB Cactus League
Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati Reds 6
Texas Rangers 7, Colorado Rockies 4
Chicago White Sox 5, Milwaukee Brewers 1
Cleveland Indians 6, Arizona Diamondbacks 2
Kansas City Royals 9, San Diego Padres 7
Los Angeles Angels 2, Seattle Mariners 0
Los Angeles Dodgers 4, San Francisco Giants 0
Greinke Sharp In Spring Training Start
(West Palm Beach, FL) — Zack Greinke pitched three scoreless innings, striking out two and permitting two hits in the Astros’ 2-1 loss to the Marlins in the Grapefruit League. Michael Brantley doubled home George Springer in the third for the Houston run. Josh Jones will start today for the Astros against the Red Sox in Fort Myers.
MLB Grapefruit League
Tampa Bay Rays 9, Toronto Blue Jays 5
Miami Marlins (ss) 2, Houston Astros 1
Atlanta Braves 9, Pittsburgh Pirates (ss) 7
Philadelphia Phillies (ss) 9, Pittsburgh Pirates (ss) 7
Baltimore Orioles 5, Miami Marlins (ss) 3
Detroit Tigers 13, Boston Red Sox 9
New York Mets 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1
New York Yankees 3, Philadelphia Phillies (ss) 2