Sports News-February 22, 2012

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     PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - The San Antonio Spurs' 11-game winning
streak in the NBA came to a screeching halt last night in Portland.
The Trail Blazers opened a 23-point halftime lead and led 103-65
after three quarters in downing the Spurs 137-97. San Antonio was
playing its second game in two nights and rested stars Tim Duncan
and Tony Parker.
     
     NEW YORK (AP)- "Linsanity" returns tonight to New York where
the Knicks host the Atlanta Hawks at Madison Square Garden. Jeremy
Lin has people watching the Knicks in record numbers as the team
reports its last two games were the highest-rated regular season
events on MSG since the network began tracking household ratings in
the 1988-89 season.
     
     NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Jordan Theodore scored a career-high 29 to
lead Seton Hall to the signature win it needed for its NCAA
tournament resume, a 73-55 victory over No. 9 Georgetown. The
Pirates shot 61 percent in improving to 19-9 overall and 8-8 in the
Big East against a Georgetown defense that Hoyas coach John
Thompson III called "atrocious."
     
     CHICAGO (AP) - In the NHL, Corey Crawford made 31 saves to lead
the Chicago Blackhawks to a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings
in a matchup of Central Division rivals. Jimmy Hayes scored the
tying goal in the second period and set up Marcus Kruger's winning
score in the third as Chicago earned its fourth consecutive victory
and ended the Red Wings' six-game win streak.
     
     MARANA, Ariz. (AP) - There are 32 matches scheduled today on
opening day of the five-day WGC World Match Play Championship in
the Arizona desert. Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, Rory
McIlroy and Lee Westwood are the No. 1 seeds in the 64-man event.


Josh Jones hit a jumper with 23 seconds left, Colt Ryan missed just before the buzzer to end his career-best 43-point game, and Creighton came back from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat Evansville 93-92 in overtime last night.  The Bluejays forced overtime on Gregory Echenique's fourth-chance putback before the clock ran out in regulation.  Doug McDermott scored ten of his 21 points during a 26-12 run that brought Creighton back from a 71-57 deficit.  McDermott, who also had seven rebounds, led five players in double figures.  Ryan, who made 9-10 shots for the Purple Aces in the second half and finished 15-20, had the most points by a Bluejay opponent since 1985.  On Evansville's final possession, Ryan took the ball to the top of the key and launched a shot that bounced off the front of the rim, then the backboard, and fell away.  Creighton improves to 24-5 overall and 13-4 in the Missouri Valley Conference while the Purple Aces drop to 14-14 overall and 8-9 in the conference.

Local Schedule:  Lamar CC, Colorado at NECC (W&M BB-6:00); Nebraska at Purdue at West Lafayette, IN (MBB-5:30).

Friday Night:  The Norfolk Catholic girls basketball team tangles with Boone Central in the C-1-4 District Final from Central Community College in Columbus at 7:00.  Pregame coverage at 6:40 on 106 KIX & 106KIX.com.

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

Saturday Afternoon:  The Norfolk High boys basketball team hosts Fremont in an A-2 District Semifinal Game at 5:00.  Pregame coverage at approximately 4:40 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.

Local Scores:  Nfk Cath 66 Battle Creek 39; Pierce 56 Wayne 49 (BBB C-1-7 Sub-Dist. Semifinals); Archbishop Bergan 58 LHNE 42; Oakland/Craig 67 Stanton 62 (BBB C-2-7 Sub-Dist. Semifinals); Fremont 48 Nfk High 42 (GBB A-7 Dist. Semifinal).

Spracklen Physical Therapy Star Athlete of the Week:  Brennan Borgmann of the Stanton wrestling team.

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final     Cleveland  101  Detroit       100
     Final OT  Indiana    117  New Orleans   108
     Final     Miami      120  Sacramento    108
     Final     Memphis     89  Philadelphia   76
  
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final OT   New Jersey     4  Toronto         3
     Final      Buffalo        2  N-Y Islanders   1
     Final      Pittsburgh     2  N-Y Rangers     0
     Final OT   Philadelphia   5  Winnipeg        4
     Final      Columbus       6  San Jose        3
     Final      Tampa Bay      3  Anaheim         2
     Final      Dallas         3  Montreal        0
     Final      Nashville      3  Vancouver       1
     Final      Edmonton       6  Calgary         1
     Final 2OT  Phoenix        5  Los Angeles     4
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final     ( 1) Kentucky         73       Mississippi St.   64
     Final          Kansas St.       78  ( 3) Missouri          68
     Final     ( 7) North Carolina   86       NC State          74
     Final     ( 8) Ohio St.         83       Illinois          67
     Final OT  (11) Michigan         67       Northwestern      55
     Final     (12) Florida          63       Auburn            47
     Final          Colorado St.     71  (18) New Mexico        63
     Final     (25) Virginia         61       Virginia Tech     59
    
    
       TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 1) Baylor       80       Texas           59
     Final  ( 4) UConn        86       Pittsburgh      37
     Final       Oklahoma     64  (14) Texas A&M       55
     Final  (20) St. John's   63       West Virginia   54
     Final       Syracuse     81  (21) DePaul          65
     Final  (24) Rutgers      62       Seton Hall      39

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