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

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