Sports News-February 10, 2012

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     MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Murray State, which had won its first 23
games and was the last undefeated Division I men's team, fell to
Tennessee State 72-68 last night despite 31 points by the Racers'
Isaiah Canaan (kuh-NAHN'). There hasn't been an undefeated major
college team in men's Division I since Indiana in the 1975-76
season.
     
     BOSTON (AP) - The L.A. Lakers worked overtime in Boston last
night with Pau Gasol performing heroics at both
ends of the court for the Lakers. Gasol finished with 25 points and
14 rebounds, and blocked Ray Allen's putback attempt at the buzzer
in overtime and the Los Angeles Lakers held on to beat the Boston
Celtics 88-87.
     
     DENVER (AP) - Stephen Curry scored a season-best 36
points and the Golden State Warriors handed the fading Denver
Nuggets their fifth straight loss, 109-101. It is the longest
losing streak in five seasons for the Nuggets, who've dropped seven
of eight games overall and five straight at home.
     
     UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) - Montreal forward Scott Gomez, once a
33-goal-a-season scorer in the NHL, scored his first goal in more
than a year in the Canadiens' 4-2 victory over the New York
Islanders last night. Gomez had gone a year and four days since his
last goal but dented the net midway through the third period with
Max Pacioretty (pah-CHEE'-ohr-eh-tee) getting his first NHL hat
trick.
     
     PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) -Tiger Woods starts his second round
at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am five strokes off the lead held
by Danny Lee, Dustin Johnson and Charlie Wi (wee). Woods shot a
4-under 68 in his first competitive stateside round yesterday
following an event in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago.
     


The Central Community College men’s basketball team of Columbus will forfeit 20 of this season's 22 wins because one of the players on the basketball team was ineligible.  The Columbus Telegram reports that Vashun Pinson signed two letters of intent last year, so he wasn't eligible to play this season under National Junior College Athletic Association rules.  Pinson pledged to play for Joliet Junior College several months before signing with Central.  Athletic Director Jack Gutierrez says the school only discovered the problem last weekend after Pinson had some behavior problems.  The school only looked into Pinson's background after he was dismissed from the team for violating a school policy.  The Raiders' record for the season so far will change from 22-5 to 2-25 after the self-imposed penalty of forfeiting games.  They are currently ranked tenth in NCAA Division II.  The Northeast Hawks men benefit with a forfeit win over Central from January 25th.  Northeast lost that game on that date 96-72.

Local Schedule:  Nfk High at Lincoln East (G&B BB-6:00); NECC at Otero JC at La Junta, CO (W&M BB-5:00); Nfk High at GNAC Meet at Columbus (SW-3:00); Nfk Cath & LHNE at C-2 Dist. Meet at Nfk Cath (WR-3:00); Univ. Of Mary at WSC (W&M BB-6:00).

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee East.  This Week:  Nfk High’s Bruce Shively; Nfk Cath’s Shane Anderson & Jason Konicek; LHNE’s Shannon Pospisil & Henry Aschoff; & NECC’s Dan Anderson.

Saturday Afternoon:  The Norfolk Catholic boys basketball team takes on Sutton at the fifth annual Heartland Hoops Classic at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island on Saturday at 2:15.  Pregame coverage at approximately 1:55 on Newstalk WJAG 780 AM, 105.9 FM, & WJAG.com.

Monday Night:  The C-1-7 Sub-District Girls Basketball Tournament gets underway at Norfolk High School as Madison takes on Battle Creek at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 42 Crofton 38 (GBB); LHNE 39 Twin River 30 (GBB); Michigan 63 (13) Nebraska 52 (WBB); Evansville 48 Creighton 45 (WBB).

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final     Houston        96  Phoenix         89
     Final     Sacramento    106  Oklahoma City  101
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final      Dallas         4  Columbus        2
     Final 2OT  St. Louis      4  New Jersey      3 (SO St. Louis 1-0)
     Final OT   N-Y Rangers    4  Tampa Bay       3
     Final      Philadelphia   4  Toronto         3
     Final 2OT  Winnipeg       3  Washington      2
     Final      Florida        3  Los Angeles     1
     Final      Ottawa         4  Nashville       3
     Final      Vancouver      5  Minnesota       2
     Final OT   Phoenix        2  Calgary         1
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final          Gonzaga           73  (16) Saint Mary's (Cal)   59
     Final     (20) Mississippi St.   70       Mississippi          60
     Final OT  (21) Wisconsin         68       Minnesota            61
     Final     (23) Indiana           84       Illinois             71
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 4) Stanford     69       Southern Cal     52
     Final  ( 5) Duke         71       Boston College   62
     Final  ( 8) Maryland     91       Clemson          61
     Final       Detroit      70  ( 9) Green Bay        58
     Final       Illinois     66  (10) Ohio St.         65
     Final       Vanderbilt   93  (11) Tennessee        79
     Final  (12) Delaware     76       Old Dominion     63
     Final  (18) Penn St.     69       Wisconsin        54
     Final       BYU          70  (19) Gonzaga          40
     Final       Arkansas     68  (24) South Carolina   47

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