Sports News-December 29, 2011
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UNDATED (AP) - There are now four undefeated Division 1 men's
teams -- Syracuse, Baylor, Murray State and Missouri -- in the wake
of last night's upsets. Markel Starks scored 16 of his career-high
20 points in the second half in 12th-ranked Georgetown's 71-68
upset of fourth-ranked and previously unbeaten Louisville and Keith
Appling's 25 points helped No. 16 Michigan State hand No. 13
Indiana its first loss of the season, 80-65
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Dwyane Wade hit a bank shot over
Gerald Henderson with 2.9 seconds left to lift the Miami Heat to a
96-95 victory over the pesky Charlotte Bobcats and remain perfect
in the young NBA season at 3-0. LeBron James led the Heat with 35
and Chris Bosh poured in 25.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jarrett Jack had 21 points and nine assists
in his regular-season debut, and New Orleans dominated in its home
opener, beating the winless Boston Celtics 97-78. The Celtics are
0-3 for the first time since 2006-07.
UNDATED (AP) - Toledo and Texas won bowl games yesterday. The
Rockets won the Military Bowl 42-41 when Air Force's attempt at a
2-point conversion went awry with 52 seconds left and Texas beat
Cal 21-10 in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins left tackle Jake Long went on
injured reserve yesterday with a torn right biceps, meaning he'll
miss the team's final game Sunday against the New York Jets. The
move came one day after Long was chosen a Pro Bowl starter for the
third consecutive year.
Kyle Weems scored 25 of his career-high 31 points in the second half, Anthony Downing scored a career-high 26 and Missouri State opened defense of its Missouri Valley Conference title with a 77-65 upset of 21st ranked Creighton last night. National scoring leader Doug McDermott finished with 19 points for the Bluejays but he only made one free throw after his three-pointer with 10:39 left gave the Bluejays a short-lived 51-50 lead. McDermott had his streak of 20-point games end at ten games. Antoine Young added 13 points and Josh Jones had 11 for Creighton. The Bears won for the first time in six road games against ranked teams. The preseason MVC favorite Bluejays lost at home as a ranked team for the first time in 19 games since 1975. Missouri State improves to 8-5 overall while Creighton falls to 10-2.
The Norfolk Panther boys & girls basketball teams split two games at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference Tournament in Lexington yesterday. The Panther boys blew out the host team 64-32. Alex Starkel led a balanced scoring attack with 13 points. Norfolk led 31-6 after the first quarter and 41-13 at halftime. The Panthers shot 56% from the field in the win. They improve to 7-0 on the season and will play North Platte today at 7:15 in the semifinals. The Norfolk girls were beaten by McCook 54-32. Jaida Carley had eight points in defeat. The Lady Panthers trailed 26-14 at halftime. They fall to 2-5 and have dropped four games in a row. Norfolk will meet Hastings in a consolation game at 2:00.
Local Schedule: Nfk Cath Vs. Beatrice at Aurora (G&B BB-5:00); LHNE Vs. Pierce at Wisner (G&B BB-3:30); Nebraska Vs. Boise St.-12:00; Vs. Arizona St.-4:00 (WR Duals at Tempe, AZ).
Today: The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys basketball teams take on Pierce in the semifinal round of the Shoot-out on the Elkhorn Tournament at Wisner. The girls game starts at 3:30 with the boys game to follow at approximately 5:00. Pregame coverage at 3:10 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com. We’ll cover the Eagles on Friday as well.
Tuesday Night: The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team visits Crofton at 8:00. Pregame coverage at 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.
Local Scores: LHNE 45 Oakland/Craig 44 (BBB); LHNE 70 Oakland/Craig 20 (GBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Indiana 90 Toronto 85
Final Cleveland 105 Detroit 89
Final Atlanta 101 Washington 83
Final Oklahoma City 98 Memphis 95
Final San Antonio 115 L-A Clippers 90
Final Philadelphia 103 Phoenix 83
Final Denver 117 Utah 100
Final Golden State 92 New York 78
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final New Jersey 3 Buffalo 1
Final Washington 4 N-Y Rangers 1
Final 2OT Nashville 2 Minnesota 1 (SO Nashville 1-0)
Final Los Angeles 2 Chicago 0
Final OT Boston 2 Phoenix 1
Final OT Vancouver 3 San Jose 2
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Syracuse 75 Seton Hall 49
Final ( 2) Ohio St. 87 Northwestern 54
Final ( 3) Kentucky 86 Lamar 64
Final ( 6) Baylor 54 (15) Mississippi St. 52
Final ( 9) UConn 60 South Florida 57
Final (19) UNLV 124 Cent. Arkansas 75
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 3) Notre Dame 92 Longwood 26
Final ( 5) Maryland 84 Lafayette 36
Final Middle Tennessee 70 ( 6) Kentucky 58
Final ( 7) Tennessee 90 Old Dominion 37
Final (12) Miami 89 Holy Cross 49
Final (14) Louisville 70 UT-Martin 57
Final (17) Georgia 83 Furman 58
Final (19) Delaware 60 East Carolina 40
Final (22) Texas 89 Delaware St. 35