Sports News-February 9, 2012

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     CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Tenth-ranked Duke erased a 10-point
deficit in the final two and a-half minutes and stunned
fifth-ranked North Carolina 85-84 last night in the renewal of that
Tobacco Road rivalry. Freshman Austin Rivers, son of Boston Celtics
coach Doc Rivers, canned a three-pointer at the buzzer and finished
with a career-high 29 points.
     
     SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Second-ranked Syracuse outlasted

12th-ranked Georgetown 64-61 in overtime for Jim Boeheim's

880th career victory, breaking Dean Smith's mark for
most victories at one school, moving him into third place on the
all-time Division 1 coaching list. Kris Joseph scored 29, and hit
the go-ahead three-pointer in OT.
     
     ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - Dwight Howard had 25 points and 24
rebounds, Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the Orlando Magic hit
17 3-pointers in a 102-89 victory over the Miami Heat. Anderson had
five three-pointers and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Orlando while
Howard posted his 20th double-double of the season.
     
     DETROIT (AP) - Detroit doubled up Edmonton 4-2 as the Red Wings
overcame two more goals by Edmonton's Sam Gagner to move within two
wins of the NHL record of 20 straight home victories. Gagner has
eight goals and six assists in his last four games.
     
     NEW YORK (AP) - It appears Santonio Holmes is sticking with the
New York Jets -- and is much richer for it. By remaining on the
roster through the second day of the NFL's waiver period Tuesday, a
clause in the talented but troublesome wide receiver's contract
kicked in yesterday that will mean Holmes will get $15.25 million
in guaranteed money over the next two seasons.


Zack Novak scored 14 points to go over 1,000 for his career and 22nd ranked Michigan defeated Nebraska 62-46 last night.  The Wolverines outscored the Huskers 15-4 to start the second half and went on to only their second win in six Big Ten road games.  N-U lost their third straight.  Stu Douglass had 13 points and Trey Burke scored twelve for Michigan.  Bo Spencer scored 13 to lead Nebraska.  The Wolverines, playing on the road for the fifth time in six games, had no trouble against a downtrodden team that's one game out of last place in its first season in the Big Ten.  Michigan, who came in shooting 42% in Big Ten road games, finished at 52 % after making 32% in the first half.  Despite the poor shooting, the Wolverines led 22-15, the Huskers' season low for points in a half.  Nebraska drops to 11-12 overall and 3-9 in the Big Ten while Michigan is now 18-7 overall and 8-4 in the conference.

Battle Creek has named Andrew Carlson as their new head football coach.  He replaces Greg Wemhoff.  Carlson served as defensive coordinator for the program for three years and was on the coaching staff for seven years total.  He played college football at Midland Lutheran University.  Carlson also is the track & field coach for the school.  Wemhoff, who remains as athletic director, finished with a 53-46 record in eleven years as head coach.  Battle Creek will compete in Class “C-2” next year with home games against Laurel/Concord/Coleridge, Wakefield, West Holt, and Crofton.  They will visit Ponca, Oakland/Craig, Hartington Cedar Catholic, and Lutheran High Northeast.

Local Schedule:  Crofton at Nfk Cath (GBB-8:00); LHNE at Twin River (GBB-7:45); Michigan at Nebraska (WBB-7:05); Creighton at Evansville at Evansville, IN (WBB-11:00).

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 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.

     NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
    
     Final  Cleveland     99  L-A Clippers   92
     Final  Milwaukee    105  Toronto        99
     Final  New York     107  Washington     93
     Final  San Antonio  100  Philadelphia   90
     Final  Detroit       99  New Jersey     92
     Final  Atlanta       97  Indiana        87
     Final  Chicago       90  New Orleans    67
     Final  Memphis       85  Minnesota      80
     Final  Dallas       105  Denver         95
     Final  Houston      103  Portland       96
    
    
       NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
    
     Final     Buffalo   6  Boston     0
     Final     Calgary   4  San Jose   3
     Final OT  Anaheim   3  Carolina   2
    
    
       TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
    Final     ( 7) Kansas           68  ( 6) Baylor           54
     Final     (11) Michigan St.     77       Penn St.         57
     Final          Boston College   64  (15) Florida St.      60
     Final     (19) Virginia         68       Wake Forest      44

     TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
    
     Final  ( 6) Miami             61  (22) North Carolina   37
     Final  (14) Georgetown        56       Seton Hall       51
     Final  (15) Texas A&M         67       Kansas St.       36
     Final  (25) St. Bonaventure   69       UMass            54

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