Sports News-January 27, 2012
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -The Boston Celtics have roared back from a
27-point first-half deficit to stun the Orlando Magic 91-83 last
night. Even with injured starters Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn
RAHN'-doh) and Ray Allen on the bench, the Celtics had got 24
points and 10 assists from Paul Pierce to beat the Magic for the
second time this week to go on a three-game winning streak.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - Patric Young scored 15 points, Kenny
Boynton added 12 and 14th-ranked Florida rallied from a
double-digit first-half deficit to beat Mississippi 64-60 last
night. Florida fell behind 20-4 in the opening minutes and trailed
38-28 at halftime before rallying with tough defense and clutch
three-pointers from Boynton and Mike Rosario.
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) - A person with knowledge of the process
says the Oakland Raiders have agreed on a four-year deal to make
Denver defensive coordinator Dennis Allen their new head coach. The
39-year-old Allen would be the Raiders seventh head coach since
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Greg Schiano (shee-AHN'-oh) will officially
be introduced as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers new coach today. The Bucs
are counting on the 45-year-old former Rutgers coach to lead them
back into respectability after a 4-12 campaign cost Raheem Morris
The Indianapolis Colts introduced former Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano as their new coach yesterday following a disastrous 2-14 season cost coach Jim Caldwell, vice chairman Bill Polian and GM Chris Polian their jobs. Franchise quarterback Peyton Manning may not be long for Indy either after Colts owner Jim Irsay labeled him a "politician" for saying the team's atmosphere was dour.
Brandon Richardson scored a season-high 25 points, had six rebounds, five assists, and two steals and Nebraska rallied to beat Iowa 79-73 last night for the program's first Big Ten road win. Richardson was 6-7 from three-point range. Bo Spencer added 16 for the Huskers, who bounced back from an ugly loss to Ohio State with their third win in five games. Nebraska used a late 14-4 run to take a 70-65 lead with just under three minutes left. Three-pointers from Matt Gatens and Eric May brought the Hawkeyes within two, but Toney McCray hit two free throws with 27 seconds left and Iowa couldn't answer. Zach McCabe matched a career high with 20 points for the Hawkeyes, who led by as much as eleven points in the first half. The Huskers improve to 11-9 overall and 3-6 in the Big Ten while Iowa falls to 11-10 overall and 3-5 in the conference.
Local Schedule: Lincoln SW at Nfk High (G&B BB-5:45); Humphrey St. Francis at Nfk Cath (BBB-7:45); NECC at North Platte CC (W&M BB-5:30); Northern Iowa at Creighton (WBB-7:05); St. Cloud State at WSC (W&M BB-6:00); Nebraska at Michigan St. At East Lansing, MI (WR Dual-6:00).
Saturday Morning: Sportstalk on 106 KIX & 106KIX.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.
Tuesday Night: The Lutheran High Northeast girls & boys basketball teams visit Columbus Scotus in a 6:15 doubleheader. We’ll have both games. Pregame coverage at approximately 5:55 on Newstalk WJAG 105.9 FM & WJAG.com.
Local Scores: Nfk Cath 55 West Point Guardian Angels 39 (BBB); Boone Central 47 Nfk Cath 31 (GBB); LHNE 61 Battle Creek 16 (GBB); Madison 65 LHNE 18 (WR Dual); Lincoln SW 97 Nfk High 88 (B. Swim Dual); Lincoln SW 116 Nfk High 69 (G. Swim Dual); (19) Nebraska 60 Iowa 53 (WBB).
NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
Final L-A Clippers 98 Memphis 91
TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 7) North Carolina 74 NC State 55
Final (25) Wisconsin 57 (16) Indiana 50
Final (19) Virginia 66 Boston College 49
Final (21) Saint Mary's (Cal) 71 Loyola Marymount 64
TOP-25 WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL
Final ( 1) Baylor 89 Oklahoma 58
Final ( 6) Kentucky 66 Auburn 48
Final ( 7) Tennessee 86 Alabama 56
Final Virginia Tech 75 ( 8) Maryland 69
Final ( 9) Ohio St. 73 Indiana 55
Final (10) Miami 64 Wake Forest 39
Final (12) Green Bay 60 Butler 36
Final (13) Purdue 80 Northwestern 70
Final (15) Delaware 84 Hofstra 66
Final Vanderbilt 68 (17) Georgia 48
Final (18) Penn St. 77 Michigan 56
Final (22) Gonzaga 79 Loyola Marymount 61