Sports News-January 12, 2012
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - In a game that had playoff intensity to it,
the L.A. Clippers handed the Miami Heat their second straight
overtime loss, 95-89. Chris Paul led the Clippers with 27 points,
11 assists and six rebounds.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kobe Bryant is on one of his scoring
tears. He has 88 points the past two nights with 40 of those coming
in last night's L.A. Lakers' 90-87 overtime win over Utah that ends
the Jazz's five game win streak.
NEW YORK (AP) - Carmelo Anthony had 27 points and nine rebounds,
and the New York Knicks snapped the Philadelphia 76ers' six-game
winning streak, 85-79. Amare Stoudemire added 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Knicks,
who've won four straight.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Top-ranked Syracuse is 18-0 for the second
straight season. Dion Waiters scored 20 and James Southerland added
18 as the top-ranked Orange cruised to a 79-66 win at Villanova,
which has lost four of its last five to fall to 8-9.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Baseball owners are expected to offer
Bud Selig a contract to stay on as commissioner another
two years during meetings today. That would keep Selig in office
until after he turns 80, and replace Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis
as baseball's longest-serving commissioner.
Bo Spencer scored 19 points to lead four Nebraska players in double figures, and the Cornhuskers defeated Penn State 70-58 last night for their first Big Ten victory. Toney McCray added 13 points and Caleb Walker and Dylan Talley scored 12 apiece for NU. Tim Frazier scored a career-high 30 points for the Nittany Lions for his conference-leading eighth 20-point game. The Huskers, in their first season in the Big Ten after moving from the Big XII, avoided their second 0-5 conference start in three years. Nebraska took control early and went to the locker room up 34-22 after putting together 10-0 and 8-0 runs. The Huskers went 7:30 with just one field goal in the second half before Spencer drove the baseline for a 53-40 lead. They put the game away on Spencer's and McCray's back-to-back three-pointers for a 62-44 lead. NU is now 9-7 overall and 1-4 in the Big Ten while Penn State drops to 9-9 overall and 1-4 in the conference.
The Northeast Hawks women’s basketball team improved to 9-6 on the season after an 82-39 rout of the Concordia JV last night at the Cox Activities Center. Sasha Carter scored 21 points with twelve rebounds and four steals to lead the Hawks. Erica Long netted 14 points, five boards, and two steals. She was 4-8 from three-point range. Allyssa Weatherd contributed ten points, nine rebounds, and six assists in the win. Northeast out rebounded their opponent 51-36. The Hawks led 37-21 at halftime.
Local Schedule: Battle Creek at LHNE (BBB-7:45); Creighton at Nfk Cath (WR Dual-6:30); Nebraska at Wisconsin at Madison, WI (WBB-7:00); Evansville at Creighton (WBB-7:05).
Friday Night: The Norfolk High girls basketball team goes to Lincoln High at 7:00. Pregame coverage at 6:40 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 East. Get the lowdown with the coaches.
Saturday Night: The Norfolk High boys basketball team is at Bellevue East at 6:30. Pregame coverage at approximately 6:10 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com. We’ll have reports on the girls game beforehand starting at 5:00.
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final Indiana 96 Atlanta 84
Final Sacramento 98 Toronto 91
Final Dallas 90 Boston 85
Final Oklahoma City 95 New Orleans 85
Final Chicago 78 Washington 64
Final OT San Antonio 101 Houston 95
Final Denver 123 New Jersey 115
Final Orlando 107 Portland 104
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE
Final Washington 1 Pittsburgh 0
Final OT New Jersey 2 Edmonton 1
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 2) Kentucky 68 Auburn 53
Final ( 9) Missouri 76 Iowa St. 69
Final (10) Kansas 81 Texas Tech 46
Final OT (13) Michigan 66 Northwestern 64
Final (25) Marquette 83 St. John's 64
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Baylor 71 Oklahoma St. 44
Final Oklahoma 71 (10) Texas Tech 68
Final Texas 76 (12) Texas A&M 71
Final (16) Louisville 63 South Florida 57