Sports News-February 15, 2012

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     TORONTO (AP) - Jeremy Lin canned a game-winning 3-pointer with
less than a second to play and the New York Knicks rallied to beat
the Toronto Raptors 90-87 for their sixth straight win. Lin, the
NBA's first American-Taiwanese player finished with 27 points and a
career-high 11 assists and had the season-high crowd of 20,092 in
Toronto roaring as he hit the game-winner.
     
     INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Miami Heat are the first NBA team in 33
years to win three road games in three nights. LeBron James scored
33 and the Heat turned the trick in Indianapolis by beating the
Pacers 105-90 to join the 1970 Milwaukee Bucks as the only NBA
teams to win three road games in three nights.
     
     AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) - Tim Duncan had 18 points and 13
rebounds, and the San Antonio Spurs overcame a spirited Detroit
rally to beat the Pistons 99-95 for their eighth consecutive
victory. Detroit trailed by 15 in the fourth quarter but came back
to take the lead behind Ben Wallace, the veteran big man who set a
record by appearing in his 1,055th career game - the most for an
undrafted player since the NBA-ABA merger.
     
     FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The upset of the night in college
basketball goes to the unranked TCU Horned Frogs, who knocked off
their first ranked team in five years. Hank Thorns scored eight of
his 32 points in overtime in TCU's 102-97 win over 11th-ranked
UNLV.
     
     DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Red Wings own the NHL record with
their 21st straight home victory, 3-1 over Dallas. The Red Wings,
who have not lost at home since Nov. 3, broke the mark of 20 set by
the Boston Bruins during the 1929-30 season and matched by the
Philadelphia Flyers in 1976.


Doug McDermott scored 18 points and Creighton broke a Missouri Valley record by shooting 77.5% in an 88-69 victory over Southern Illinois last night.  The Bluejays, who came in first in the nation in field goal percentage at 50.4%, improved on that by making 31-40 shots, including 12-14 from three-point range.  That bettered the conference record of 75% set by Bradley against West Texas State in 1984.  Jahenns Manigat scored 17 points, including five three-pointers, as Creighton snapped a three-game slide.  Gregory Echenique, Antoine Young and Ethan Wragge added 15 points a piece.  Echenique also blocked two shots, giving him 100 for his career, and grabbed nine rebounds.  Young dished out eight assists.  Creighton improves to 22-5 overall and are now 12-4 in the conference while Southern Illinois drops to 8-19 overall and 5-11 in the MVC.

Local Schedule:  Central CC at NECC (MBB-8:00).

Thursday-Saturday:  The State Wrestling Meet gets underway at CenturyLink Center Omaha.  We’ll have reports throughout the day with Mike Carnes on 106 KIX, Lite Rock 97-5, & Newstalk WJAG.

Thursday Night:  Norfolk Catholic takes on Pierce in the Girls C-1-7 Sub-District final from Norfolk High School at 8:00.  Pregame coverage at 7:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

Friday Night:  The Norfolk High girls & boys basketball teams visit Elkhorn South in a 6:00 doubleheader.  Pregame coverage at 5:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Saturday Morning:  Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106 KIX.com from 9:00-10:00 AM from Hy-Vee West.  Get the lowdown with the coaches.

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 68 Madison 30 (GBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Semifinals); LHNE 60 Oakland/Craig 29; North Bend Central 54 Stanton 37 (GBB C-2-7 Sub-Dist. Semifinals).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:  Patrick Meuret of the Norfolk High swim team.

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final  Memphis         93  Houston      83
     Final  Chicago        121  Sacramento  115
     Final  Oklahoma City  111  Utah         85
     Final  Denver         109  Phoenix      92
     Final  Washington     124  Portland    109
     Final  L-A Lakers      86  Atlanta      78
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final  New Jersey      4  Buffalo     1
     Final  N-Y Rangers     3  Boston      0
     Final  Ottawa          4  Tampa Bay   0
     Final  Columbus        2  St. Louis   1
     Final  Anaheim         2  Minnesota   1
     Final  Nashville       3  Chicago     2
     Final  N-Y Islanders   3  Winnipeg    1
     Final  Calgary         5  Toronto     1
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final     ( 6) Ohio St.   78       Minnesota   68
     Final     (14) Florida    61       Alabama     52
     Final          Clemson    60  (22) Virginia    48
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final     ( 4) Notre Dame   66  Providence   47
     Final     (14) Texas A&M    56  Missouri     52
     Final     (15) Georgetown   60  Villanova    54
     Final OT  (19) Louisville   71  Pittsburgh   66

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