Tuesday Sports Update – Baylor Tops Tech In Overtime
(Undated) — In college basketball last night, number-four Baylor survived to top Texas Tech 71-68 in overtime in Waco. Devonte Bandoo scored 18 points and Jared Butler 17 for the Bears, who are 26-and-3 overall and 15-and-2 in the Big 12. Tonight, Texas is at Oklahoma. The Longhorns have won four straight and are back on the NCAA bubble with and 18-11 record. Tomorrow, TCU will play at number-one Kansas and Texas A&M is at Auburn.
Top-25 College Basketball (Coaches’ Poll)
#4 Baylor Bears 71, Texas Tech Red Raiders 68 (OT)
#11 Duke Blue Devils 88, North Carolina State Wolfpack 69
Kansas Unanimous #1 In Coaches’ Poll
(Undated) — Kansas is the unanimous number-one team in this week’s Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The 26-and-3 Jayhawks received all 32 first-place votes after extending their winning streak to 14 straight with Saturday’s victory at rival Kansas State. Gonzaga moved up two spots to second, followed by Dayton, Baylor and San Diego State.
Bulls Hold On To Beat Mavericks
(Chicago, IL) — Coby White scored 19 points as the Bulls nipped the Mavericks 109-107 in Chicago. The Bulls’ bench outscored the Dallas reserves 60-to-19. Tim Hardaway Junior led Dallas scorers with 26 points. Luka Doncic scored 23 points in his return to the Mavericks’ lineup after a thumb injury. Dallas is 5-and-3 in its past eight. The Mavs return home tomorrow night against the Pelicans to open a three-game homestand.
Knicks Hold Off Rockets
(New York, NY) — RJ Barrett scored 27 points in the Knicks’ 125-123 win over the Rockets at Madison Square Garden James Harden led Houston with 35 points. Russell Westbrook netted 24 points in defeat. The Rockets had their six-game winning streak snapped and return home Thursday against the Clippers.
Brogdon Helps Lead Pacers Past Spurs
(San Antonio, TX) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 26 points, including two clutch free throws to ice the game, as the Pacers beat the Spurs 116-111 in San Antonio. TJ Warren had 23 points and Myles Turner tallied 17 as Indiana won its fourth straight. The Pacers have won six of seven overall to improve to 37-and-24. Patty Mills had a team-high 24 points off the bench for San Antonio, including six three-pointers. Trey Lyles had 20 points in the losing effort as the Spurs dropped their third in four games.
Portland Trail Blazers 130, Orlando Magic 107
Utah Jazz 126, Cleveland Cavaliers 113
Miami Heat 105, Milwaukee Bucks 89
Memphis Grizzlies 127, Atlanta Hawks 88
Stars Return Home Tonight
(Dallas, TX) — The Stars are back on their home ice tonight against Edmonton after a three-game trip. Dallas went 1-1-and-1 on the trek to Carolina, Boston and St. Louis. The Stars are third in the Central Division with a 37-21-and-7 record.
Colorado Avalanche 2, Detroit Red Wings 1
Edmonton Oilers 8, Nashville Predators 3
Rangers Beat Indians In Cactus League
(Surprise, AZ) — Kyle Gibson threw two scoreless innings, allowing one hit, in the Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Indians at Surprise Stadium in Cactus League action. Robinson Chirinos, Willie Calhoun and Sherten Apostel drove in the Texas runs. The Rangers will play the Giants today in Scottsdale.
MLB Cactus League
Cincinnati Reds 6, Los Angeles Dodgers 2
Chicago Cubs (ss) 9, Los Angeles Angels 4
Texas Rangers 3, Cleveland Indians 2
San Diego Padres 3, Chicago White Sox 1
San Francisco Giants 8, Arizona Diamondbacks 1
Colorado Rockies 9, Seattle Mariners 6
Oakland Athletics 5, Chicago Cubs 2 (ss) 0
MLB Grapefruit League
St. Louis Cardinals 6, Minnesota Twins 1
Washington Nationals 3, Miami Marlins 2
Boston Red Sox 11, Detroit Tigers 11
Tampa Bay Rays 3, Baltimore Orioles 3
Toronto Blue Jays 4, Pittsburgh Pirates 0
Philadelphia Phillies 6, Atlanta Braves 4
Bregman, Verlander Likely To Play Today
(Jupiter, FL) — Third baseman Alex Bregman is expected to play for the Astros today against the Cardinals after dealing with an illness the past few days. Justin Verlander will make his Spring Training debut after being setback by groin discomfort. After having yesterday off, manager Dusty Baker plans to play most of his regulars against St. Louis.
Combine Over, Cowboys Prepare For Draft
(Indianapolis, IN) — The NFL Scouting Combine is over in Indianapolis as the Cowboys continue to do their homework to prepare for the NFL draft, which will begin April 23rd. Dallas picks 17th overall in the first round. They own the 51st overall pick in the second round and the 82nd choice in third round.