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Area Scoreboard from Thursday (2/21)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Class 3A Substate Semi-Finals

  • Marion 72, Wahlert, Dubuque 66 (Wahlert’s season ends at 10-12)
  • Maquoketa 55, Central DeWitt 47

Tonight the Class 4-A semi-finals: Senior hosts Cedar Rapids Washington (pregame 6:45 on KDTH). Hempstead travels to Cedar Rapids Prairie. The winners advance to substate championship games on Tuesday night.

WISCONSIN

  • Platteville 63, Lancaster 39
  • Cuba City 71, Mineral Point 51
  • Darlington 66, Iowa-Grant 37
  • Fennimore 68, Southwestern 50
  • Potosi 66, Benton 51

 

COLLEGE

Both Loras Bball Teams Advance

Both the Loras men’s and women’s basketball teams advanced to the American Rivers Conference championship games scheduled for tomorrow with wins last night at home.

The Duhawk men avenged two regular season losses to Key City rival the University of Dubuque by defeating the Spartans 93-78 in front of an over capacity crowd at the AWC. Loras now travels to Nebraska Wesleyan for the men’s title game.

In the first game last night, the Duhawk women defeated Simpson 88-83 and will travel to Wartburg for their championship clash.

 

Pioneer Men Host Conference Title Game

The U-W Platteville Pioneer Men’s basketball team will play for a conference tournament championship tomorrow night at home. The Pioneers went to U-W Lacrosse and topped the Eagles 61-51. The Pioneers will host Stevens Point after the Pointers upset top seed Oshkosh. The game will be play tomorrow evening at 5 o’clock…tickets go on sale this morning after 8.


Yeaney helps Hoosiers upset No. 10 Iowa 75-73

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Bendu Yeaney scored with 3.8 seconds left and blocked a potential game-winning shot to lift Indiana to a 75-73 upset of No. 10 Iowa last night in Bloomington.

Iowa (21-6, 12-4) fell a game behind conference leader Maryland with two games left in the regular season.

Megan Gufaston, the nation’s leading scorer, finished with 26 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa. Kathleen Doyle added 17 points and nine assists. UP NEXT The Hawkeyes are on the road again when they visit Nebraska on Monday for their final Big Ten road game of the season.


Bucks top Celtics...Zion day to day as Nike probes shoe mishap...Machado officially has a team

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks shook off any All-Star break hangover in a hurry. Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night.

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – No. 1 Duke says freshman star Zion Williamson is day to day with a mild right knee sprain. A team spokesman says Williamson is progressing as expected after he injured his knee when his left shoe ripped apart as he slipped while dribbling during the first minute of Wednesday night’s loss to No. 8 North Carolina. Nike says it’s investigating why Williamson split a shoe open during the game.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – The San Diego Padres announced a $300 million, 10-year contract with the All-Star infielder Manny Machado, who will be introduced Friday morning at spring training in Peoria, Arizona. Manager Andy Green said he hopes to get the 26-year-old superstar on the field for an afternoon workout. The agreement, the largest for a free agent in big league history, allows Machado to opt out after the 2023 season, a point at which he will have received $150 million and be 31 years old.

SYRACUSE (AP) – Police say Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim struck and killed a 51-year-old man walking outside his crashed vehicle on a highway. Syracuse police say Boeheim drove by and struck the pedestrian while trying to avoid the vehicle. Police say there was no sign that Boeheim was impaired. No tickets have been issued.

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Rory McIlroy nearly made a hole-in-one on the same short par 4 that Tiger Woods hit his first competitive shot in Mexico out-of-bounds. McIlroy kept right on rolling to an 8-under 63 for a one-shot lead Thursday in the Mexico Championship. Woods opened with a double bogey and salvaged his round with an even-par 71.


National Scoreboard from Thursday (2/21)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Cleveland 111 Phoenix 98
Final Philadelphia 106 Miami 102
Final Portland 113 Brooklyn 99
Final Milwaukee 98 Boston 97
Final L.A. Lakers 111 Houston 106
Final Golden State 125 Sacramento 123


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Washington 3 Toronto 2
Final New Jersey 4 Ottawa 0
Final Carolina 4 Florida 3
Final San Jose 4 Pittsburgh 0
Final Minnesota 4 N-Y Rangers 1
Final SO Tampa Bay 2 Buffalo 1
Final Montreal 5 Philadelphia 1
Final Nashville 2 L.A. Kings 1
Final Dallas 5 St. Louis 2
Final OT Edmonton 4 N-Y Islanders 3
Final OT Arizona 3 Vancouver 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (2) Gonzaga 92 Pepperdine 64
Final (7) Michigan 69 Minnesota 60


MVC Girls Basketball All-Division Teams Announced

The Mississippi Valley Conference has announced the all divisional selections in girls basketball.

In the Valley Division: Hempstead’s Madison Fleckenstein was named to the first team. Teammate Kaylie Springer and Wahlert’s Allie Kutsch were named 2nd team. Honorable mention awards went to Riley Bleymeyer and Riley Kay of Hempstead along with Maria Klein and Morgan Herrig of Wahlert.

Receiving second team Mississippi Division honors were: Alli Udelhofen of Senior and Lindsey Eimers of Western Dubuque. Honorable mention honors went to Ella Noel and Rebecca Alvarenga of Senior along with Karlie Fagen and Emma Baumhover of Western Dubuque.


IGCA All District Girls Basketball

Several area Iowa girls high school basketball players have received All-District post season accolades from the Iowa Girls Coaches Association.

Class 1-A state tournament qualifier Bellevue Marquette Catholic had two player land Northeast District honors: Teona Richman and Miranda Peters, head coach Jim Kettmann was named the Coach of the Year.

Class 2A: Nicole McDermott of state qualifier Cascade and Giana Michels of Bellevue were named all Southeast District.

Class 4A: Western Dubuque’s Lindsey Eimers and Karlie Fagan were both selected all Northeast District.


Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (2/20)

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Clarke 81, Culver Stockton 68

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Clarke 81, Culver Stockton 59
  • WIAC Tourney: U-W Stout 81, U-W Platteville 69

Bad News on bad knees for Williamson...Trais, Embiid to miss time...B's get Coyle...Stricker named US coach

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson suffered a sprained right knee when his Nike shoe fell apart just one minute into the top-ranked Blue Devils’ 88-72 loss to North Carolina. Williamson awkwardly and fell when his left shoe split as he planted hard while dribbling near the free throw line. Coach Mike Krzyzewski  classified the injury as a mild sprain, but didn’t know how much time Williamson will miss.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky says forward Reid Travis will miss at least two weeks after spraining his right knee during the fourth-ranked Wildcats’ 66-58 victory at Missouri on Tuesday. Travis left the game midway through the second half after a teammate accidentally fell into his knee trying for a rebound. The school said in a statement that an MRI on Wednesday confirmed the sprain and added that Travis sustained no other damage.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Philadelphia 76ers’ All-Star center Joel Embiid  will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage. He will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers.

UNDATED (AP) – The Boston Bruins have acquired center Charlie Coyle from the Minnesota Wild for center Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-round pick that becomes a fourth-rounder if Boston wins a playoff round. The 26-year-old Coyle had 10 goals and 18 assists this season, but no points in his past seven games. Donato has split the season between the NHL and AHL, scoring nine points in 34 games for Boston.

MILWAUKEE (AP) – Steve Stricker officially has been introduced as U.S. Ryder Cup captain during a news conference yesterday in Milwaukee, an hour south of where the Americans will try to win back the Ryder Cup in 2020 at Whistling Straits. Stricker is the first U.S. captain to have never won a major, part of the old formula for picking captains. He won 12 times on the PGA Tour and didn’t play in his first Ryder Cup until he was 41, in 2008 at Valhalla. Europe already has appointed Padraig Harrington as its captain.


National Scoreboard (2/20)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT Chicago 5 Detroit 4
Final Colorado 7 Winnipeg 1
Final Calgary 4 N-Y Islanders 2
Final SO Boston 3 Vegas 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (8) North Carolina 88 (1) Duke 72
Final San Diego St. 65 (6) Nevada 57
Final (10) Michigan St. 71 Rutgers 60
Final (11) Marquette 79 Butler 69
Final OT Florida 82 (13) LSU 77
Final Georgetown 85 (17) Villanova 73
Final Syracuse 69 (18) Louisville 49


Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (2/19)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

IOWA

  • Class 2A District 6 Final: Cascade 53, Tipton 41
  • Class 2A District 5 Final: North Linn 55, Dyersville Beckman 43

(Cascade meets North Linn Saturday night in Manchester for the Substate Final)

ILLINOIS

  • Class 1A Regional Semi: East Dubuque 48, Galena 39 (Eric Miller #300)

(East Dubuque meets the winner of tonight’s Lena-Winslow-Stockton game on Friday night)

 

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin Regional First Round

Division 4

  • Fennimore 44, Boscobel 32

Division 5

  • Black Hawk 100, North Crawford 17
  • Iowa Grant 49, Southwestern 31
  • Potosi/Cassville 78, Ithaca 29
  • Kickapoo 54, Benton 36
  • Wauzeka-Steuben 53, Belmont 50 (OT)
  • Shullsburg 49, Seneca 39
  • Riverdale 60, Highland 50
  • River Ridge 71, De Soto 13

 COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • ARC 1st round: Dubuque 83, Wartburg 80

(Dubuque at Loras on Thursday night in the conference semi-finals)

  • WIAC 1st round: UW Platteville 77, UW Whitewater 60

(UW Platteville is at UW Lacrosse on Thursday night in the WIAC semi-finals)

 

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Simpson 92, Nebraska Wesleyan 72

(Simpson is at Loras in the ARC semi-finals)

 

MENS VOLLEYBALL

  • #5 Grand View 3, Clarke 0

Hawkeyes and Cyclones Both Fall at Home

Fernando’s putback lifts No. 24 Maryland over No. 21 Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Bruno Fernando scored 11 points, including the last two on a putback with 7.8 seconds left, to lift No. 24 Maryland to a 66-65 win over No. 21 Iowa at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

Iowa (20-6, 9-6) saw its four-game winning streak end. The Hawkeyes were led by Jordan Bohannon, who had 14 points, and Isaiah Moss, who added 12 points and 10 rebounds.

UP NEXT: Iowa welcomes Indiana to Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Friday.

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Butler helps Baylor upset No. 19 Iowa State 73-69
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AMES, Iowa (AP) – Jared Butler scored 17 points, Freddie Gillespie had 14 and Baylor upset No. 19 Iowa State 73-69 at Hilton Coliseum in Ames.

Baylor outrebounded Iowa State 44-28 and grabbed 18 offensive rebounds over the smaller Cyclones, who’ve dropped back-to-back games at Hilton .

Marial Shayok had 16 points to lead Iowa State, which went nearly six minutes without a field goal down the stretch. Iowa State plays at TCU on Saturday.


Source: Padres gets Machado...Cards careful with Martinez...Don Newcombe dies... Brown, Rooney talk

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Manny Machado is off the free agent market after agreeing to a 10-year, $300 million contract with the San Diego Padres, the second-largest package in major league history. A person familiar with the negotiations confirmed the deal to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement was subject to a successful physical and had not been announced. The person says Machado can opt out after five years and become a free agent again.

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez has been shut down for two weeks to build up shoulder strength after an injury-plagued season. Cardinals manager Mike Shildt says the 27-year-old Martinez won’t throw before being reevaluated on March 5. Shildt said an MRI this week showed Martinez’s right shoulder was structurally sound. The two-time All-Star was 8-6 with five saves and a 3.11 ERA in 33 games last year, 18 of them starts.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former National League Rookie of the Year, Cy Young winner and MVP Don Newcombe has died at 92 following a long illness, according to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher was one of the first black players in the major leagues, helping the team win three pennants and one World Series. He was 149-90 over 10 major league seasons and won both the 1956 Cy Young and MVP awards after going 27-7 with a 3.06 ERA.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown has ended his lengthy standoff with the team by meeting with its president, Art Rooney II. Brown said he and Rooney “cleared the air” and that both sides agreed “it is time to move on” following friction that surfaced toward the end of last season. Brown has asked to be traded and still has three years remaining on the $72 million contract he signed in the spring of 2017.

DALLAS (AP) – The Dallas Cowboys have declined to pick up a team option on the final year of Terrance Williams’ contract. That makes the receiver an unrestricted free agent after spending his first six NFL seasons in Dallas. Williams had just two catches for 18 yards in a season spent mostly on injured reserve because of a foot injury. He also served a three-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy.


National Scoreboard from Tuesday (2/19)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Florida 4 Buffalo 2
Final Tampa Bay 5 Philadelphia 2
Final Pittsburgh 4 New Jersey 3
Final N-Y Rangers 2 Carolina 1
Final Montreal 3 Columbus 2
Final OT St. Louis 3 Toronto 2
Final Anaheim 4 Minnesota 0
Final Nashville 5 Dallas 3
Final SO Arizona 3 Edmonton 2


TOP 25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Kentucky 66 Missouri 58
Final (5) Tennessee 58 Vanderbilt 46
Final (15) Purdue 48 Indiana 46
Final (16) Florida St. 77 Clemson 64
Final Baylor 73 (19) Iowa St. 69
Final (24) Maryland 66 (21) Iowa 65
Final (25) Buffalo 114 Ohio 67


ARC Athletes of the Week/ Clarke's Kirman Honored by the Heart

The American Rivers Conference has honored some local college athletes with Athlete of the Week awards.

  • Loras sophomore Marissa Schroeder is the Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, Schroeder, a former Bellevue Marquette Catholic prep averaged 20ppg, 8.5rpg, 1.5apg, 1.5spg and 1bspg as Loras collected two wins in the final week of the regular season.
  • Dubuque’s Blaze Murffin was the Men’s Indoor Track and Field, Field Athlete after he placed second of 11 competitors in the weight throw at the University of Wisconsin Badger Red and White Classic. The toss tied his previous school record and ranks second in NCAA Division III this season.
  • Patrick Mickel of Loras was the Men’s Indoor Track & Field – Track Performer of the Week. Mickel set a new facility record by winning the 400 at the UD Spartan Invitational last weekend.
  • Alyssa Skrove of Dubuque is the Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Field Performer of the Week. Skrove won the triple jump with a new school record at the Spartan Invite.
  • Terrianna Black of Loras was the Women’s Indoor Track & Field – Track Performer of the Week. Black took first in the 55 and 200 meters to help Loras win the Spartan Invite.

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Clarke’s Kirman Heart Pitcher of the Week

Clarke University’s Jakob Kirman has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for the period ending February 17.
Kirman, a former Dubuque Senior prep,  pitched a complete game shutout Sunday in Clarke’s 1-0 win over Robert Morris University in Marion, Illinois. The left-hander struck out seven and walked none.


Area Scoreboard from Monday (2/18)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Cascade and Bellevue Marquette Catholic Girls on to State

Defending Class 2-A state girls basketball champion Cascade along with Bellevue Marquette Catholic have punched their tickets to the Girls State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines Next Week. Cascade defeated Maquoketa Valley 53-38. The Cougars will meet Dike New-Hartford next Tuesday night at 8:30. This is Cascade’s 6th state appearance in the last 7 seasons. Marquette Catholic will be making their 7th state appearance after defeating Lynnville-Sully 69-62. The Mohawks will play Clarksville next Wednesday afternoon at 3:15.

  • Wisconsin Regional Tournament play starts tonight

BOYS BASKETBALL

IOWA

4A Substate quarterfinals

  • Dubuque, Hempstead 87, Muscatine 39 (Mustangs at Cedar Rapids Prairie Friday)
  • Waterloo, West 61, Western Dubuque 37

3A Substate quarterfinals

  • Wahlert, Dubuque 57, Mount Vernon 45 (Wahlert at Marion Thursday night)
  • Maquoketa 68, Independence 38 (Maquoketa hosts Central Dewitt Thursday night)

ILLINOIS

1-A Regional at Galena

  • Galena 52, Scales Mound 49 (Galena meets East Dubuque 7pm tonight)
  • Stockton 54, Warren 48 (Stockton meets Lena-Winslow on Wednesday night

WISCONSIN

  • Mineral Point 57, Darlington 54
  • Benton 57, Lancaster 44
  • Platteville 72, Richland Center 39
  • Lodi 66, River Valley 60
  • Iowa-Grant 59, Argyle 35
  • Potosi 67, Pecatonica 36
  • Shullsburg 50, River Ridge 27
  • Cassville 49, Seneca 46
  • North Crawford 58, Belmont 43

Davison, Iverson lead No. 22 Wisconsin over Illinois, 64-58

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Brad Davison scored 18 points, Khalil Iverson added 16 and No. 22 Wisconsin held off Illinois 64-58 on Monday night.

The Badgers (18-8, 10-5 Big Ten) ground out a win over Illinois (10-16, 6-9) with leading scorer Ethan Happ on the bench down the stretch.

Happ, who averages 18 points, scored just six points on 3-of-7 shooting, was 0 for 3 from the foul line and had three turnovers, including one just before he sat out the final minutes. He also has proven a liability from the line in crunch time in past games, shooting less than 45 percent from the line.

But Davison led the Badgers down the stretch. His short jumper put the Badgers up 54-52 with 3:21 left, giving them the lead for good. After Iverson blocked Giorgi Bezhanishvili, Davison collected the loose ball to take it in for a layup and a 56-52 lead with 2:45 to go.

From there the teams traded blows until Nate Reuvers’ putback dunk on a missed 3 gave Wisconsin a 62-58 lead. Iverson then stole the ball on the next Illinois possession, helping put away the game.

Aaron Jordan finished with 12 points for the Illini, while Ayo Dosunmu added 11 and Bezhanishvili 10.


Bochy to step down...Miggy hits...Spartans' Ward shelved...Duke reclaims top spot

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has announced that he will retire after this season, saying he informed the ballclub yesterday. He says it’s time for him to step down, adding that “it’s been an unbelievable ride.” Bochy turns 64 on April 16 and is entering his 13th season with the Giants following a 12-year run as San Diego’s skipper. He led the Giants World Series titles in 2010, 2012 and 2014 among his four postseason berths with the team.

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) – Miguel Cabrera hit against a pitcher Monday for the first time since rupturing a tendon in his left biceps on June 12. The 35-year-old hit, fielded, threw and ran the bases during the Tigers’ first full-squad workout of spring training. Cabrera strained a hamstring last year and then had the arm injury that required season-ending surgery, limiting him to 38 games.

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Michigan State forward Nick Ward is expected to be out at least a few weeks following surgery on his broken left hand. Ward said he was injured when his hand made contact with an opponent’s elbow in Sunday’s 62-44 win over Ohio State. He’s the Spartans’ second-leading scorer at 15.1 points a game, and third with 6.7 rebounds.

NEW YORK (AP) – Duke is the new No. 1 team in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll following Tennessee’s loss at Kentucky on Saturday. The Blue Devils received 58 of 64 first-place votes to move to the top of the poll for the third time this season. Tennessee’s four-week reign atop the poll ended with an 86-69 loss at Kentucky. Second-ranked Gonzaga is followed by Virginia, Kentucky and the Volunteers, with Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Houston and Michigan State rounding out the top 10. Iowa State is ranked 19th, Iowa 21st, and Wisconsin is 22nd.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – The Jacksonville Jaguars have exercised a $12 million option on Pro Bowl defensive end Calais Campbell for 2019. Campbell signed a four-year, $60 million contract with Jacksonville in March 2017. He’s made the Pro Bowl in both seasons with the Jaguars, totaling 139 tackles, 25 sacks and four forced fumbles.


National Scoreboard from Monday (2/18)

NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Calgary 5 Arizona 2
Final Tampa Bay 5 Columbus 1
Final Chicago 8 Ottawa 7
Final Colorado 3 Vegas 0
Final OT Boston 6 San Jose 5
Final Washington 3 L.A. Kings 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (3) Virginia 64 (20) Virginia Tech 58
Final (22) Wisconsin 64 Illinois 58
Final (23) Kansas St. 65 West Virginia 51


Fighting Saints Win at Madison

The Dubuque Fighting Saints won their third game in a row, knocking off the Madison Capitols in overtime 4-3. Kaelan Taylor bookended the scoring for Dubuque, notching his first USHL goal in the second and scoring the game winner in overtime. Dubuque moved passed Youngstown in the standings with the win. The Fighting Saints have won four of five and have points in each of their last five games. Next for the Saints they host Cedar Rapids on Friday night.


Green scores 21 to lift N Iowa past Evansville 73-58

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – AJ Green had 21 points as Northern Iowa beat Evansville 73-58 on Sunday.

Trae Berhow had 14 points and 11 rebounds for Northern Iowa (12-15, 7-7 Missouri Valley Conference), which ended its five-game road losing streak. Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman added 14 points.

The Panthers improve to 2-0 against the Purple Aces this season. Northern Iowa takes on Missouri State on the road on Wednesday. Evansville plays Loyola of Chicago on the road on Wednesday.


Gustafson, No. 14 Iowa beat No. 7 Maryland 86-73

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Megan Gustafson scored 24 of her 31 points in the second half, and No. 14 Iowa beat No. 7 Maryland 86-73 on Sunday to move into a tie with the Terrapins atop the Big Ten.

Gustafson also had 17 rebounds for the Hawkeyes (21-5, 12-3), who have won 10 of 11. They are now just three victories from claiming at least a share of the league title after their first top-10 win of the season.

Iowa travels to Indiana on Thursday.


JGR pulls off Daytona sweep...Durant's 31 leads Team LeBron...Spring training pitch clock

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Joe Gibbs Racing was able to complete a sweep of the top three spots in the Daytona 500, one month after co-founder J.D. Gibbs died following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. Denny Hamlin moved out front after a final restart and had teammate Kyle Busch blocking in the final lap to win the race for the second time in four starts. Erik Jones finished third, while reigning NASCAR champion Joey Logano ended up fourth.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Kevin Durant was the MVP of last night’s NBA All-Star Game after scoring 31 points to lead Team LeBron to a 178-164 victory over Team Giannis (YAH’-nihs). LeBron James and Kawhi  Leonard each had 19 points for the winners, who trailed by 18 in the first half. Giannis Antetokounmpo  led all scorers with 38 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

UNDATED (AP) – Major League pitchers generally will have 20 seconds to deliver to the plate when teams play exhibition games in Arizona and Florida beginning this week. The intention is to get players and umpires accustomed to the clock in the event MLB makes the rule change for the upcoming regular season. Owners have the right to implement one this year without consent, but Commissioner Rob Manfred has been reluctant to initiate on-field modifications without agreement from players and their union head, Tony Clark.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – J.B. Holmes earned his first PGA victory in three years by capturing the waterlogged Genesis Open at Riviera. Holmes rallied from a four-shot deficit with a final-round 70 that also earned him a trip to the Masters. He overtook Justin Thomas, who three-putted three times on the back nine and shot a 75.

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) – Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Chubb Classic for his seventh PGA Tour Champions title. He beat Bernhard Langer and Olin Browne with a 5-foot par putt on the first hole of a playoff. Jimenez closed with a 5-under 66 at The Classics at Lely Resort to match Langer and Browne at 13-under 200. Browne had a double bogey on the par-4 18th in regulation for a 66.


National Scoreboard from Sunday (2/17)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION ALL STAR GAME

Final Team LeBron West 178 Team Giannis East 164


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 6 N-Y Rangers 5
Final St. Louis 4 Minnesota 0
Final New Jersey 4 Buffalo 1
Final Philadelphia 3 Detroit 1
Final Florida 6 Montreal 3
Final Anaheim 5 Washington 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (9) Houston 85 Tulane 50
Final (11) Michigan St. 62 Ohio St. 44
Final St. John’s 71 (13) Villanova 65


Championship Saturday at the State Wrestling Tournament

Dubuque area wrestlers collected TWO state championships last night at the Iowa High School State Wrestling Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

The first came at 113 pounds as Cascade sophomore Aidan Noonan finished an undefeated season with a state title by defeating Beau Klingensmith of Woodbury Central 4-2. Noonan ends the season at 49-0.

Hempstead senior Joe Pins, the state consolation champion the past two seasons got to top of the medal stand this time. Pins claimed the championship at 132 with a 4-2 decision over Ben Monroe of Ankeny Centennial. Pins final record was 35-and-3.

Western Dubuque senior Devin Ludwig came up short of the state title losing by fall in the 3-A 182 championship losing to Linn-Mar’s Jacob Wempin to come in 2nd.

Other medal winners from the consolation finals were:

  • Western Dubuque’s Ryker Kurimski capturing 3rd place at 160. In Class 2A Taven Rich of Maquoketa was also a consolation champ at 285.
  • Dyersville Beckman had two wrestlers take home 4th place medals in Class 1A, Grant Hoeger at 138 and Owen Grover at 195.
  • Also in Class 1A: Cascade senior Nolan Noonan ended his career with a 5th place finish at 132 pounds.
  • Other medal winners were at 170 in Class 3A; Jake Hosch of Western Dubuque finishing 6th and Kent Kragenbrink of Hempstead placing 7th. Tyler Murphy of Hempstead was 8th at 145 and Elijah Demmer also was 8th at 152.

Local Scoreboard from 2/15

HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL

IOWA

  • Senior 76, Cedar Rapids Washington 55 (Rams finish 15-3 and secure an MVC title)

WISCONSIN

  • Mineral Point 92, Riverdale 38
  • Platteville 63, River Valley 51
  • Cuba City 69, Iowa-Grant 49
  • Darlington 47, Southwestern 31
  • Fennimore 68, Boscobel 51

ILLINOIS

  • East Dubuque 64, Eastland 44 (Warriors finish regular season 27-1)

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Iowa Regional Tournament Scores

  • Bellevue Marquette Catholic 52, Calamus-Wheatland 16 (Marquette advances to play Lynnville-Sully Monday at Iowa City West for a trip to state)
  • Maquoketa Valley 46, Dyersville Beckman 38
  • Cascade 46, South Winneshiek 20 (Cascade meets Maquoketa Valley Monday night at Senior High for a trip to state)

WISCONSIN

  • Darlington 48, Riverdale 43
  • Mineral Point 69, Fennimore 37
  • Black Hawk 81, Albany 27

Seventeen of Nineteen Dubuque Area Wrestlers Still Alive at State Tournament

Most of the KDTH Area wrestlers who competed on day one at the state high school wrestling tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines will be back in action again today.

In Class 3A, Four Western Dubuque Bobcats punched their tickets to the quarterfinals with wins in the first round: Dawson Biermann (113), Ryker Kurimski (160), 170 Jake Hosch (170), and Devin Ludwig (182). WD’s Elijah Demmer (152) is still alive in the consolation bracket. For Hempstead, 132-pounder Joe Pins advanced to the quarters, while the other five Mustang qualifiers advanced on the consolation side of the bracket.

In Class 2A, Wahlert 160-pounder Connor Dehn lost two matches and was eliminated from the tourney. Maquoketa’s two qualifiers – Abraham Michel (182) and Taven Rich (285) – both won their first matches and will be in the quarterfinals this afternoon.

Today’s action will begin at 9:00 this morning with 3A and 1A quarterfinals followed by the second round consolation rounds in each class.


Local Scoreboard

Postseason Boys Basketball

Class 2A District 5

Dyersville Beckman 51, Oelwein 44 – Blazers will meet North Linn at Independence in the District Final Tuesday

Class 2A District 6

Cascade 42, Northeast Goose Lake 33

Tipton 54, Monticello 49 – Cascade and Tipton will meet Tuesday in Maquoketa

Class 1A District 6

Easton Valley 70, Bellevue Marquette 43

Edgewood-Colesburg 68, Clayton Ridge 29

Regular Season Boys Basketball

Iowa City Liberty 45, #5 Senior 43

Wahlert 65, Cedar Rapids Xavier 50

Hempstead 66, Iowa City High 52

#4 Iowa City West 65, Western Dubuque 46

Wisconsin

Benton 62, River Ridge 51

Boscobel 82, Riverdale 37

Iowa-Grant 60, Highland 48

Potosi 58, Cassville 30

Shullsburg 57, Belmont 43

Illinois

Galena 63, Scales Mound 60

Girls Basketball

Wisconsin

Mineral Point 63, Cuba City 35

College Mens Volleyball

Mount Mercy 3, Clarke 0


National Scoreboard (2/14)

NBA

Orlando 127, Charlotte 89

Knicks 106, Atlanta 91

New Orleans 131, Oklahoma City 122

NHL

Islanders 3, Columbus 0

Florida 3, Calgary 2 (SO)

Detroit 3, Ottawa 2

Tampa Bay 6, Dallas 0

Colorado 4, Winnipeg 1

Nashville 3, Montreal 1

Chicago 5, New Jersey 2

St. Louis 4, Arizona 0

Toronto 6, Vegas 3

Vancouver 4, LA Kings 3 (SO)

Washington 5, San Jose 1

Top 25 College Basketball

#3 Gonzaga 73, Loyola Marymount 60

#9 Houston 71, UConn 63


Harvick, Logano Win Daytona Qualifiers...Twins Extend Youngsters...Kerr Fined for Ref Confrontation

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Kevin Harvick and Joey Logano won yesterday’s Daytona 500 qualifying races in a pair of Ford sweeps. Harvick won the first of the 150-mile qualifying races that set the field for NASCAR’s showcase event. Logano used a last-lap pass for the lead in the second one. Peter Kligerman, Casey Mears, Tyler Reddick and Brendan Gaughan secured spots for Sunday’s season-opening race, while Joey Gase and Ryan Truex both missed qualifying for their first Daytona 500.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Two people with direct knowledge of the deals tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Twins have worked out five-year deals with right fielder Max Kepler and shortstop Jorge Polanco, two of their best young position players. Kepler’s deal is worth $35 million and includes a $10 million club option, while Polanco’s package is valued at $25.75 million with the possibility of a guaranteed option for 2024 and a 2025 club option. Polanco hit .288 in 77 games last season, while Kepler batted .224 with 20 home runs, 30 doubles and 58 RBIs in 156 games.

NEW YORK (AP) – Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for verbally abusing and confronting a referee during last night’s 127-107 loss at Portland. Kerr screamed at referee Ken Mauer, smashed his clipboard, and was given two technical fouls with 3:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, leading to an automatic ejection. He became incensed once a foul called on Warriors forward Draymond Green was upgraded to a flagrant foul 1.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Jordan Spieth was part of a two-way tie for the lead when the first round of the PGA’s Genesis Open was suspended by darkness. Spieth was at 5 under through 12 holes when the round was stopped. He’s tied with Sung Kang, who has completed 14 holes. Tiger Woods never made it to the course after a steady rain held up play for several hours.

UNDATED (AP) – Missouri has filed a notice of appeal with the NCAA’s committee on infractions following sanctions levied against three of its programs for academic misconduct involving a former tutor. The NCAA banned the Tigers’ football, baseball and softball teams from the postseason for a year and placed the entire athletic department on probation late last month. The school immediately vowed to fight the punishments, and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt even called upon the NCAA to take another look at the case.


National Scoreboard (2/13)

NBA

Brooklyn 148, Cleveland 139 (3 OT)

Milwaukee 106, Indiana 97

Boston 118, Detroit 110

Philadelphia 126, Knicks 111

Toronto 129, Washington 120

Minnesota 121, Houston 111

Chicago 122, Memphis 110

Miami 112, Dallas 101

Denver 120, Sacramento 118

Clippers 134, Phoenix 107

Portland 129, Golden State 107

 

Top 25 College Basketball

#1 Tennessee 85, South Carolina 73

#13 Villanova 85, Providence 67

#15 Texas Tech 78, Oklahoma State 50

#17 Florida State 88, Wake Forest 66

#22 Virginia Tech 76, Georgia Tech 68

 

NHL

Pittsburgh 3, Edmonton 1

Anaheim 1, Vancouver 0

 


Local Scoreboard

Postseason Girls Basketball

Class 5A Region 5

Waterloo West 49, Senior 30 – Senior’s season ends with a 9-12 record

Class 4A Region 5

Wahlert 48, West Delaware 32 – Wahlert visits Central DeWitt in Regional Semifinal Saturday

Western Dubuque 59, Iowa City Liberty 25 – Bobcats play at Cedar Rapids Xavier in Regional Semifinal Saturday

Class 2A Region 4

Cascade 64, Belle Plaine 33 – Cougars will host South Winneshiek in Regional Semifinal Friday

Beckman 42, Bellevue 37

Maquoketa Valley 57, East Buchanan 41 – Beckman hosts Maq Valley in Regional Semifinal action Friday

Class 1A Region 3

Elkader Central 56, Dunkerton 41 – Central will face Gladbrook-Reinbeck in Regional semifinal Friday

Class 1A Region 4

Bellevue Marquette 57, Clinton Prince of Peace 29 – Mohawks will host Calamus-Wheatland Friday

Wisconsin

Potosi/Cassville 52, Highland 31

Benton 42, Belmont 29

Postseason Boys Basketball

Class 2A

Dyersville Beckman 68, LaPorte City Union 38 – Blazers advance to face Oelwein tonight in district semifinal at Troy Mills

Class 1A

Central Elkader 51, Wyoming Midland 50 (OT)

Postseason Boys Basketball – Games Tonight

Class 1A, District 6

Elkader Central at Clinton Prince of Peace

Bellevue Marquette vs. Easton Valley at Clinton Prince of Peace

Maquoketa Valley vs. Central City at Edgewood-Colesburg

Clayton Ridge at Edgewood-Colesburg

Class 2A, District 5

Dyersville Beckman vs. Oelwein at Troy Mills

Class 2A, District 6

Cascade vs. Northeast Goose Lake at Monticello

Monticello vs. Tipton

Regular Season Boys Basketball

Iowa City West 73, Wahlert 59

Men’s College Basketball

UNI 77, Illinois State 64 – Trae Berhow had a season-high 20 points and former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman scored 16 for the Panthers. UNI’s next action comes Sunday when they visit Evansville.

Loras 87, Luther 84

Clarke 93, Graceland 91 (2 OT)

UW-Whitewater 58, UW-Platteville 49

Women’s College Basketball

Loras 67, Luther 60

Clarke 75, Graceland 72

UW-Whitewater 63, UW-Platteville 52

College Wrestling

Dubuque 43, Simpson 6


Iowa State Wrestling Tournament Begins Today

They will clear the mats just before 9:00 this morning at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines as the three-day Iowa High School State Wrestling Championships get underway.  Up first, Class 3A wrestlers including, six qualifiers from Hempstead and five from Western Dubuque, will have their first round and then first round consolation matches. Class 1A wrestlers including qualifiers from Cascade, Dyersville Beckman, and Bellevue take the mats at 1:30. The 2A matches get underway at 6:00. That includes qualifiers from Wahlert and Maquoketa. Wrestling continues through Saturday evening, when state champs will be crowned at each weight in all three classes.


WD Takes 7th at State Duals

The wrestlers from Western Dubuque got their time at Wells Fargo Arena started early, as they competed in the State Dual Tournament yesterday. The Bobcats were the 8-seed in the Class 3A field, but managed to beat that seeding and take home 7th place. WD sent out a junior varsity lineup for their first two duals, losing to Southeast Polk 72-6 and 51-14 against Waukee. But their varsity wrestlers took the mat for the 7th place matchup, where the Bobcats defeated West Des Moines Valley 46-28. Top seed Southeast Polk won the Class 3A championship, while West Delaware took the crown in Class 2A and Don Bosco came out on top in Class 1A.


Flacco to Denver...Thomas Debuts for Nuggets...Phillies Sign Nola

DENVER (AP) – A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Denver Broncos have agreed to acquire Joe Flacco from the Baltimore Ravens for a fourth-round pick in this year’s draft. The 34-year-old Flacco spent his first 11 NFL seasons with Baltimore and started the Ravens’ first nine games last year, completing 61.2 percent of his passes for 2,465 yards, 12 touchdowns and six interceptions. The MVP of the 2013 Super Bowl became expendable in Baltimore with the emergence of rookie Lamar Jackson.

DENVER (AP) – Isaiah Thomas finally made his Denver Nuggets debut last night after the guard was deemed fit to play following hip surgery. Thomas hit two big 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with eight points off the bench to help Denver beat Sacramento, 120-118. The 30-year-old Thomas signed a one-year deal with the Nuggets last summer and hadn’t played in an NBA game since suiting up for the Los Angeles Lakers 11 months ago.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) – Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Aaron Nola has avoided a salary arbitration hearing set for this week by accepting a four-year, $45 million contract. The 25-year-old right-hander set career bests last year when he was a first-time All-Star, going 17-6 with a 2.37 ERA. His new deal includes a $16 million team option for 2023 with a $4.25 million buyout.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Major leaguers are 6-3 in arbitration this year following yesterday’s victories by Cleveland pitcher Trevor Bauer, Houston hurler Gerrit Cole and Cincinnati left-hander Alex Wood. Bauer was awarded $13 million, Cole was given a $13.5 million package and Wood came away with a $9.65 million deal. Players are now ensured a winning arbitration record in consecutive years for the first time since 1989-90.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sidney Crosby’s team was better than Connor McDavid’s squad as Matt Murray stopped 38 shots in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 3-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Murray stoned McDavid on a penalty shot in the second period to keep the Penguins ahead. The outcome puts the Penguins in a virtual third-place tie with Columbus in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division, five points behind the first-place New York Islanders.


Western Dubuque at State Duals Today

The Western Dubuque High School Wrestling team will be on the mat this morning at the State Team Duals at Wells Fargo Arena. The Bobcats who qualified by winning a Regional Dual title last week are the number 8 seed  and wrestle top seed Southeast Polk at 9 o’clock on mat 1.  The winner advances to the semi-finals at 1 o’clock facing the Fort Dodge-Waukee winner. The loser drops into the consolation round.


Area Scoreboard from Tuesday (2/12)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Platteville 79, Dodgeville 48

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Cuba City 47, Richland Center 40
  • Mineral Point 69, Iowa-Grant 47

National NAIA Honors for Clarke’s Haase

Clarke University sophomore Makenna Haase has been named the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Haase, also this week’s Heart of America Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, recorded three double-doubles last while averaging 18.7 points and 15 rebounds per game.  She shot 58.8 percent from the field during the week.


Winston outduels Happ in Michigan State win

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Cassius Winston scored 23 points to help No. 11 Michigan State beat 20th-ranked Wisconsin 67-59 on Tuesday night.

In doing so, the Michigan State (20-5, 11-3 Big Ten) star outdueled Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ, who scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

Wisconsin: Hosts Illinois on Monday.


LeBron heckled in Atlanta...Lightning roll...Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh

ATLANTA (AP) – Even Superman couldn’t pull it off. Despite a triple-double while being jeered in Atlanta, the Los Angeles Lakers lost 117-113 against the Hawks. Fans yelled “Kobe’s better” at James. Atlanta tied a franchise record for 3-pointers in a quarter, going 10 of 17 in the opening period.

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – The high-powered Tampa Bay Lightning just keep on rolling. NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov had a goal and three assists, Brayden Point added a goal and two assists, and the Lightning beat the Calgary Flames 6-3 Tuesday night. Kucherov has 88 points, including seven over his last two games after going a pair of games without getting on the scoresheet.

SAN ANTONIO (AP) – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 22 points, including San Antonio’s final seven, as the Spurs broke a four-game losing streak with a 108-107 squeaker over the Memphis Grizzlies. Memphis rookie Jaren Jackson Jr. had two free throws to tie the game with a second left. He missed the first, and in attempting to miss the second, banked it in, giving San Antonio the final possession to run out the clock.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Antonio Brown wants out of Pittsburgh. A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver has asked the Steelers for a trade. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because any trade involving Brown cannot be completed until after the new league starts in March.

OAKLAND (AP) – The Raiders have had their first talks about returning for one final season in Oakland since the city filed suit over the team’s planned move to Las Vegas. Oakland Coliseum executive director Scott McKibben said that he met with Raiders president Marc Badain last week about a lease for 2019.


National Scoreboard from Tuesday (2/12)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Atlanta 117 L.A. Lakers 113
Final Boston 112 Philadelphia 109
Final San Antonio 108 Memphis 107
Final Orlando 118 New Orleans 88
Final Golden State 115 Utah 108


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Columbus 3 Washington 0
Final Buffalo 3 N-Y Islanders 1
Final Dallas 3 Florida 0
Final Boston 6 Chicago 3
Final Tampa Bay 6 Calgary 3
Final Carolina 4 Ottawa 1
Final Philadelphia 5 Minnesota 4
Final Winnipeg 4 N-Y Rangers 3
Final St. Louis 8 New Jersey 3
Final Detroit 3 Nashville 2
Final Toronto 5 Colorado 2
Final Arizona 5 Vegas 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (2) Duke 71 (16) Louisville 69
Final (19) LSU 73 (5) Kentucky 71
Final Penn St. 75 (6) Michigan 69
Final (10) Marquette 92 DePaul 73
Final (11) Michigan St. 67 (20) Wisconsin 59
Final (24) Maryland 70 (12) Purdue 56
Final (18) Kansas St. 71 Texas 64
Final (25) Buffalo 76 Akron 70


Area Scoreboard from Monday (2/11)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 62, River Ridge 38 (Warriors now 25-1)

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 62, Fennimore 58
  • Platteville 79, Dodgeville 48
  • Cassville 53, Lancaster 47
  • Mineral Point 73, Iowa Grant 50
  • Darlington 60, Boscobel 35
  • Highland 57, River Ridge 51
  • Monticello 66, Benton 58

Iowa

  • Calamus-Wheatland 62, Bellevue Marquette Catholic 31
  • Maquoketa 77, Central DeWitt 62

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin

  • River Valley 49, Fennimore 42
  • Darlington 68, Boscobel 55
  • Riverdale 54, Wisconsin Heights 36
  • Mineral Point 69, Iowa Grant 47

 

Fighting Saints Win at Madison

The Dubuque Fighting Saints scored three second period goals and got points from 10 different players as they defeated Madison 5-4 on the road last night. The Fighting Saints built a three goal lead after two periods of play and then hung on in the third. Next up Dubuque will host Green Bay on Friday night at Mystique Community Ice Center.


Area Teams in Latest IA and WI High School Basketball Rankings

The Senior Rams have moved one spot to 5th in the latest Iowa Associated Press boys basketball poll.  3 other Mississippi Valley Conference teams are ranked with Iowa City West 4th, Cedar Falls 7th, and Cedar Rapids Prairie 8th.  In Class 3-A, Maquoketa is ranked 5th.

In the weekly AP Wisconsin boys poll; Prairie du Chien is ranked 9th this week in Division 3. In Division 4, Darlington is down one spot this week ranked 3rd and Mineral Point is still ranked 9th.

In the girls poll; Prairie du Chein remains ranked 4th in Division 3. In Division 4, Mineral Point is still ranked 8th. Black Hawk is still top ranked in Division 5 and River Ridge is 3rd.


Murray to follow NFL dream...Browns ink Hunt...NBA says refs goofed...Lefty wins at Pebble Beach

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and MLB first-round pick Kyler Murray says he will pursue a career in the NFL. Murray tweeted that he is firmly and fully committing his life and time to becoming an NFL quarterback, adding that football has been his love and passion his entire life. Murray was drafted ninth overall by the Oakland Athletics last June before throwing for 4,361 yards and 42 touchdowns for Oklahoma, leading the Sooners to the CFP semifinals.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Cleveland Browns have signed running back Kareem Hunt, three months after he was cut by the Kansas City Chiefs. Hunt was placed on the NFL’s commissioner’s exempt list and dropped by the Chiefs after a video showed him pushing and kicking a woman the previous February. Hunt has sought treatment and counseling, but he could still be suspended by the league under its personal conduct policy for the incident and two others that surfaced after he was released by Kansas City.

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA has determined that Golden State’s Kevin Durant should have been called for a discontinued dribble on the Warriors’ final possession of what became their 120-118 win over Miami on Sunday. Golden State made a pair of free throws on that possession to pull out the victory. The league opted not to fine Heat coach Erik Spoelstra (SPOHL’-strah) for his postgame comments about the officiating.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Phil Mickelson finished off a 7-under 65 to win the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and match the tournament record with his fifth victory. Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Paul Casey with two holes to play when it was too dark too finish Sunday night because of delays from rain and a hail storm. He hit a 7-iron to 8 feet on the par-3 17th and played it safe down the par-5 18th, making a 6-foot birdie for a three-shot victory over Casey.

UNDATED (AP) – Tennessee remains the top team in the latest Associated Press men’s basketball poll for the fourth consecutive week after extending its team-record winning streak to 18 games. The Vols received 40 of 64 first-place votes, while second-ranked Duke picked up 24. Third-ranked Gonzaga switches places with No. 4 Virginia following the Cavaliers’ 10-point home loss to Duke on Saturday. Fifth-ranked Kentucky is followed by Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Houston and Marquette.  Wisconsin is ranked 20th, Iowa is 21st, and Iowa State is rated 24th.


National Scoreboard from Monday (2/11)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Detroit 121 Washington 112
Final Cleveland 107 N-Y Knicks 104
Final Indiana 99 Charlotte 90
Final Toronto 127 Brooklyn 125
Final Oklahoma City 120 Portland 111
Final Milwaukee 112 Chicago 99
Final Minnesota 130 L.A. Clippers 120
Final Houston 120 Dallas 104
Final Denver 103 Miami 87


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Washington 6 L.A. Kings 4
Final Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 1
Final San Jose 7 Vancouver 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Virginia 69 (8) North Carolina 61
Final OT (14) Kansas 82 TCU 77


Iowa Nips Northwestern on Buzzer Beater......Iowa Women Cruise Over Ohio State

Bohannon nets winner, lifts No. 20 Iowa past Northwestern

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Jordan Bohannon hit a 3-pointer from 23 feet with three-tenths of a second remaining as No. 20 Iowa rallied from a 13-point deficit and beat Northwestern 80-79 Sunday night. Bohannon scored his first points with 5:28 to go on a jumper and finished with 15 points with 3-for-4 shooting from 3-point range, including the winner for Iowa (19-5, 8-5, Big Ten).
Freshman Joe Wieskamp scored 21 points, including a 3-pointer that was part of the Hawkeyes’ comeback with less than six minutes remaining. Tyler Cook had 19 points and 11 rebounds, and Isaiah Moss scored 16 points on 6-for-12 shooting.

Iowa has won three straight and sit three games behind Michigan in the Big Ten Conference standings.

UP NEXT Iowa: At Rutgers on Saturday.

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Gustafson, No. 16 Iowa woman swamp Buckeyes 78-52

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Megan Gustafson had 19 of her 29 points in the second half when No. 16 Iowa pulled away for a 78-52 win over Ohio State on Sunday.

Kathleen Doyle added 16 points for the Hawkeyes (19-5, 10-3 Big Ten), who have won three straight and eight of the last nine.

Gustafson also had 16 rebounds for her 77th career double-double, tying the conference record with former Ohio State star Jantel Lavender. Last Monday, Gustafson received her record 20th conference player of the week award, one more than Lavender. Gustafson has scored 20 or more points in 12 of 13 conference games and 21 overall to lead the nation at 27.2 points a game.


Byron takes Daytona pole...Ducks drop Carlyle...Pacers add guard...Lefty leafs Pebble Beach

Byron takes Daytona pole…Ducks drop Carlyle…Pacers add guard…Lefty leafs Pebble Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) – William Byron has won the pole for Sunday’s Daytona 500, giving Hendrick Motorsports the top starting spot for the fifth consecutive year. Byron and teammate Alex Bowman locked in the front row for “The Great American Race” during qualifying laps at Daytona International Speedway, while Casey Mears and Tyler Reddick secured two of the remaining spots in the Monster Energy Cup season opener. Jimmie Johnson won the rain-shortened exhibition Clash after triggering a wreck that wiped out nearly the entire field at Daytona.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) – The Anaheim Mighty Ducks have fired head coach Randy Carlyle following the team’s seventh straight loss and 19th in its last 21. General manager Bob Murray will serve as interim coach for the rest of the season as the Ducks try to vacate the cellar in the NHL’s Western Conference. Carlyle is the winningest coach in Ducks history and led the franchise to the 2007 Stanley Cup and three appearances in the conference finals during his two stints with the team.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Free agent guard Wesley Matthews has officially signed with the Indiana Pacers to help fill the void left when All-Star guard Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending knee injury late last month. Matthews averaged 12.8 points and 2.3 assists in 45 games for the Mavericks this season before going to the Knicks in a trade that sent Kristaps Porzingis to Dallas last week. He was dropped by the Knicks before clearing waivers on Saturday.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Phil Mickelson had a three-shot lead over Paul Casey with two holes remaining with the final round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am was suspended yesterday. Mickelson was three strokes back before making his big run starting with a 9-iron to a foot behind the cup on the par-4 ninth. That was part of a five-hole stretch in which Mickelson made three birdies and Casey had two bogeys.

ARE, Sweden (AP) – Lindsey Vonn became the first female skier to win medals at six different world championships when she won the bronze medal in the downhill at the world championships in Sweden, the final race of her career. It’s also her fifth downhill medal at worlds, matching the record established by Annemarie Moser-Proell and Christel Cranz. It came five days after Vonn crashed in super-G.


National Scoreboard from Sunday (2/10)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Dallas 102 Portland 101
Final Philadelphia 143 L.A. Lakers 120
Final Sacramento 117 Phoenix 104
Final Orlando 124 Atlanta 108
Final Golden State 120 Miami 118


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT St. Louis 5 Nashville 4
Final New Jersey 3 Carolina 2
Final OT Boston 2 Colorado 1
Final Winnipeg 3 Buffalo 1
Final Chicago 5 Detroit 2
Final N-Y Islanders 2 Minnesota 1
Final Tampa Bay 5 Florida 2
Final N-Y Rangers 4 Toronto 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (12) Houston 65 (25) Cincinnati 58
Final (20) Iowa 80 Northwestern 79


Local Scorecard from 2/9/19

Men’s College Basketball

No. 22 Loras 74, Coe 71

Missouri Valley defeated Clarke 73-72

Women’s College Basketball

Loras 64, Coe 54

Clarke defeated Missouri Valley 59-49

Other Men’s College Basketball of local interest

(7) Michigan 61,  (19)  Wisconsin 52

Illinois 99, Rutgers 94 (OT)

TCU 92, Iowa St. 83

Drake 83, N. Iowa 77

Minot St. 87, Upper Iowa 84

Wis.-Platteville 57, Wis.-River Falls 54

Boy’s Basketball

Galena 70 River Ridge 62

Girl’s Basketball

Darlington 74, Fennimore 40

College Volleyball Men’s

Loras 3, Concordia of Chicago 0

Loras 3, Lakeland Muskies 1

College Baseball

At Cleveland, Georgia – Double Header

Truett-McConnell 4, Clarke 3

Truett-McConnell 4, Clarke 3

Hockey

Cedar Rapids RoughRiders 2 Dubuque Fighting Saints 1


Local Sports

Iowa Boys HS BB

Hempstead 68  Waterloo West 54

Senior 79   Waterloo East 54

Cascade Western Dubuque 56  Bellevue 23

Cedar Falls 74, Epworth Western Dubuque 57

Wisconsin Boys HS BB

Dodgeville 61 Richland Center 50

Southwestern 39 Fennimore 53

Cassville 49 Benton 57

Shullsburg 57 Potosi 53

Illinois Girls HS BB

Lanark (Eastland) 53 E. Dbq 40

Iowa Girls HS BB

Senior 53   Waterloo East 38

Linn-Mar 61   Wahlert 45

Waterloo West 49  Hempstead 38

Cedar Falls 53, Epworth, Western Dubuque 44

Wisconsin Girls HS BB

Lancaster 45  Prairie du Chien 50

Platteville 57 Dodgeville 45

Richland Center 52  River Valley 32

Darlington 58 Cuba City 53

Mineral Point 70 Boscobel 42

Riverdale 52 Fennimore 37

Southwestern 47  Iowa Grant 48

Belmont 52 Pecatonica 48

Benton 28 Potosi/Cassville 69

Shullsburg 34 River Ridge 50

College Wrestling

Wartburg-23   Loras-16

Dubuque-6   Coe-44

Mens College Volleyball

Clarke-0   Lourdes-3

Mens College Baseball

Clarke-2   Truett-McConnell College-3

 

Dubuque Fighting Saints 4-2 toppling  RoughRiders in CR Friday

Saturday Saints at home vs Rough Riders puck drop at 7:05pm


High School Wrestling Road to State

Saturday is a red letter date on the Iowa High School wrestling calendar with District Meets being held across the state with the top two finishers in each weight class advancing to the state meet next week in Des Moines.

Area Class 3A wrestlers will be at Western Dubuque High School in Epworth. Wrestlers from W-D, Hempsted, and Senior will be joined by Cedar Rapids Jefferson, Washington and Kennedy along with Linn-Mar and Marion.

Area Class 2A wrestlers who qualified from the sectional meet last Saturday will be wrestling at the district meet at Dewitt. Wahlert 160 pounder Conner Dehn is the Golden Eagles lone qualifiers…Maquoketa has three wrestlers who will be vying for state berths.

Area Class 1A wrestlers who qualified last Saturday will be Jesup. Dyersville Beckman will have 5 wrestlers, Cascade has four wrestlers competing and Bellevue has 3.
Wrestling at all district sites begins at noon.

In Wisconsin, area wrestlers will begin post season action at the regional level on Saturday attempting to qualify for the sectionals next week. The area Division 2 regional is at Prairie du Chien and Division 3 wrestlers will be competing at Lancaster. Wrestling at Prairie starts at 10 this morning while action gets started at 10:30 in Lancaster.


3A-4A Boys Basketball Substate Pairings Announced

The Iowa High School Athletic Association has announced the pairings for the 3A and 4A boys basketball tournaments.

In Class 3A Substate 4: Wahlert will meet Mount Vernon on February 18th at Marion with the winner to meet the Anamosa-Marion winner in the semi-finals on February 21st. The winner meets the survivor from the top half of the bracket that includes top seed Maquoketa in the final on February 25th at US Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

In Class 4A Substate 5: Senior drew a 1st round bye and will host a semi on February 22nd against the winner of the Clinton and Cedar Rapids Washington first round game. The semi winner advances to the final on February 26th at US Cellular Center facing the team out of the top of the bracket, the number one seed is Bettendorf.

In Class 4A Substate 5: Hempstead will host a first round game February 18 against Muscatine with the winner to play at Cedar Rapids Prairie February 22nd. The winner meets the top of the bracket winner which includes top seed North Scott.

In Class 4A Substate 3: Western Dubuque will travel to Waterloo West February 18 with the winner meeting top seed in Cedar Falls in the semifinals with the winner advancing to the final on February 26th at US Cellular Center to facing the other semi-final winner, Linn-Mar is the number 2 seed.


Fighting Saints-CR Roughriders

The Dubuque Fighting Saints will look to rebound from last weekend with two games against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. After falling to CR and Fargo in their last two games, the Fighting Saints will have a chance to avenge one of those loses and move forward in the conference standings as well. Dubuque currently sits in 5th, but they are just two points back of third place Youngstown. Both games this weekend will see puck drop set for 7:05. Friday’s game will be at The Stable in Cedar Rapids and Saturday Dubuque will host at Mystique Community Ice Center.

On Monday the Saints will travel to Madison to battle the Capitols in a make-up game.


College Basketball: Iowa Men and Women Come Up With Big Wins

Bohannon’s late run helps No. 20 Iowa hold off Indiana 77-72

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – Jordan Bohannon matched his season high with 25 points, including scoring the last 11 for No. 20 Iowa as the Hawkeyes held on for a 77-72 victory at Indiana on Thursday night.

Tyler Cook added 21 points as Iowa won its second straight. The Hawkeyes (18-5, 7-5 Big Ten) also ended a three-game losing streak in the series and won at Assembly Hall for the first time since 2015.

The Hoosiers were led by Romeo Langford with 22 points. Juwan Morgan scored 17 as the Hoosiers (13-10, 4-8) lost for the eighth time in nine games.

It sure wasn’t easy, though, as the Hawkeyes offense bogged down in the second half – even after Morgan went to the bench with his fourth foul with 16:42 to go.

The Hoosiers’ defense kept them close long enough to finally overcome the absence of Morgan and charge back from a 58-48 deficit with 11:16 remaining. The Hoosiers allowed just two baskets over the next 7 1/2 minutes and eventually closed to 64-61 with 3:47 left.

But after Langford missed a 3 to tie it, Cook answered with a 12-foot turnaround jumper and Bohannon knocked down two 3s and five of six free throws to seal it.

Indiana got within three twice – when Langford made a 3 with 19.8 seconds left and again when Rob Phinisee made a 3 with 6.8 seconds to go – but never got another chance to tie the score.

Iowa opened the game on a 9-2 run then took control with a 15-3 spurt that gave it a 26-18 lead. Then the Hawkeyes’ 3-point shooters warmed up and helped the Hawkeyes pull out to a 46-36 lead at the half.

Cook had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists for Iowa in the first half.

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Gustafson’s 41 leads No. 16 Iowa women past No. 23 Spartans

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Megan Gustafson poured in 41 points and grabbed 14 rebounds last night to lead No. 16 Iowa to an 86-71 win over No. 23 Michigan State.

Kathleen Doyle added 18 points with four 3-pointers, eight assists and seven rebounds for the Hawkeyes (18-5, 9-3 Big Ten Conference). .

Gustafson scored Iowa’s first eight points and had 11 in the first quarter to stake the Hawkeyes, who are 12-0 at home, to a 23-15 lead.


Gasol goes to Raptors...NBA All-Star rosters picked...Phils get Realmuto...Frank Robinson dies

UNDATED (AP) – Marc Gasol was moved before yesterday’s trade deadline, but Anthony Davis remained in New Orleans. The Toronto Raptors picked up Gasol from the Memphis Grizzlies for Jonas Valanciunas , CJ Miles, Delon Wright and a second-round draft pick in 2024. The Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t put together a strong enough package to the Pelicans’ liking for Davis, who will go back into the trade market after the season ends.

UNDATED (AP) – Team captains LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo  have selected their rosters for the Feb. 17 NBA All-Star game in Charlotte. James chose Kevin Durant with the first overall pick before taking Kyrie Irving, Kawhi Leonard and James Harden for his starting lineup. Antetokounmpo will start Stephen Curry, Joel Embiid , Paul George and hometown favorite Kemba Walker.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – The Philadelphia Phillies have acquired All-Star catcher J.T. Realmuto  from the Miami Marlins for catcher Jorge Alfaro, two pitching prospects and $250,000 in international signing bonus pool allocation. The 27-year-old Realmuto was a first-time All-Star last season before ending the year hitting .277 with career highs of 21 homers, 74 RBIs and an OPS of .825. The Phillies also give up their top pitching prospect in 20-year-old right-hander Sixto Sanchez, along with left-hander Will Stewart.

UNDATED (AP) – Baseball Hall of Famer Frank Robinson has died at 83 after being in failing health and in hospice care at his home in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles. Robinson is the only player to earn the MVP award in both leagues and became the first black manager when he took over the Cleveland Indians in 1975. The menacing slugger ranked fourth in major league history with 586 home runs when he retired as a player in 1976.

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Phil Mickelson hit every fairway while firing a 6-under 65 in the first round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. According to the PGA Tour, it was the seventh time Mickelson has hit every fairway in a single round and the first time since Torrey Pines 21 years ago. The accurate performance leaves him one stroke behind co-leaders Scott Langley and Brian Gay, who closed out the front nine with five straight birdies for a 29 at the turn.


National Scoreboard from Thursday (2/7)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Indiana 116 L.A. Clippers 92
Final Orlando 122 Minnesota 112
Final Toronto 119 Atlanta 101
Final Oklahoma City 117 Memphis 95
Final L.A. Lakers 129 Boston 128
Final Portland 127 San Antonio 118


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final SO L.A. Kings 3 Philadelphia 2
Final OT Florida 3 Pittsburgh 2
Final SO N-Y Islanders 2 New Jersey 1
Final OT Washington 4 Colorado 3
Final OT Carolina 6 Buffalo 5
Final Ottawa 4 Anaheim 0
Final Montreal 5 Winnipeg 2
Final OT St. Louis 1 Tampa Bay 0
Final Vegas 4 Detroit 3
Final Edmonton 4 Minnesota 1
Final OT Nashville 3 Dallas 2
Final OT Chicago 4 Vancouver 3
Final Columbus 4 Arizona 2
Final San Jose 5 Calgary 2


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Gonzaga 92 San Francisco 62
Final (12) Houston 77 UCF 68
Final (20) Iowa 77 Indiana 72
Final (25) Cincinnati 69 Memphis 64


Western Dubuque Advances to State Duals

The Western Dubuque High School wrestling team has advanced to the Class 3-A State Duals this Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Last night before a packed gym in Epworth, the Bobcats defeated Iowa City High 40-21 after City High had advanced by winning their semi-final dual against Cedar Rapids Prairie.

At Waverly, the Hempstead Mustangs took down Linn-Mar 44-27, but then were defeated by host Waverly-Shellrock 77-6.

Western Dubuque and Waverly Shellrock will be joined in the 3A state duals by the other regional winners: Ankeny Centennial; Bettendorf; Fort Dodge; Southeast Polk; Valley, West Des Moines; Waukee;

In Class1A at Denver; Dyersville Beckman defeated Alburnett 45-36, then lost in the final to Denver 65-18.


Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (2/6)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Galena 50, West Carroll 40

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • #1 5A Iowa City, City High 67, Dubuque, Senior 37
  • #1 4A Marion 68, Dyersville Beckman 42

Illinois 1-A Regional at Galena

  • Eastland 48, Galena 31
  • East Dubuque 52, River Ridge-Scales Mound 48

 

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Coe 74, Dubuque 64
  • Central Methodist 59, Clarke 54
  • #3 U-W Oshkosh 83, U-W Platteville 81

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Coe 81, Dubuque 78
  • Clarke 73, #24 Central Methodist 71
  • U-W Oshkosh 65, U-W Platteville 43

#19 Wisconsin Wins 6th Straight....UNI Falls to Bradley

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Ethan Happ had 15 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 19 Wisconsin avenge a loss to Minnesota with a 56-51 victory Wednesday night, the Badgers’ sixth straight win overall.

D’Mitrik Trice hit a 3-pointer with 1:44 remaining and 3 seconds left on the shot clock to give Wisconsin (17-6, 9-3 Big Ten) a 52-46 lead and seal a fourth consecutive victory at rival Minnesota. Gophers coach Richard Pitino fell to 2-9 in his career against the Badgers, who were held to a season-low 34.5 field goal percentage (19 for 55).

UP NEXT Wisconsin: Travels to face No. 7 Michigan, after winning the first matchup 64-54 on Jan. 19.

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The UNI men’s basketball team took on the Braves of Bradley in the McLeod Center last night, the Panthers fell to the visiting Braves 79-71.

AJ Green led the way with 24 points in the Panthers loss. Former Senior High prep Luke McDonnell and former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman each contributed 7 points. The Panthers now 10-14 on the season travel to Drake on Saturday.


National Signing Day Part 2

Yesterday marked the start of the final signing period for prospective college football players.  Hempstead High School senior lineman Jesse Hilby signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Northern Iowa. He will join teammate Reed Snitker, who committed to UNI last month.

Iowa added two more new signees to the 20 who were announced in December, Defensive back Jermari Harris and defensive lineman T.J. McCall. The Hawkeyes also announced grad transfer punter Michael Sleep-Dalton is joining the program.

Iowa State added a four star prospect to their recruiting class yesterday. Safety Isheem Young of Philadelphia, Pa. signed with the Cyclones.  Young is ranked as a top-400 player and the Number 30 safety nationally by 247Sports’ composite rankings.

Locally Clarke University announced 27 athletes who have signed letters of intent to enroll and play for the Pride this season, the first in school history. Head coach Miguel Regelado says this year’s newcomers hail from 12 different states, including four from Arizona, California, Iowa and Illinois.


Durant lets loose after Warriors beat Spurs ... Mavericks deal Barnes to Kings while beating Hornets ... Harden makes 8 3s as Rockets thump Kings

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) – Kevin Durant had 23 points, nine assists, eight rebounds and three steals, helping the Golden State Warriors to a 141-102 victory over the San Antonio Spurs. After the win, Durant expressed frustration with all the talk about where might play next season.

DALLAS (AP) – Luka Doncic scored 19 points in his third triple-double, Dorian Finney-Smith had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the new-look Dallas Mavericks made another move by trading Harrison Barnes while beating the Charlotte Hornets 99-93. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 12 points in his Dallas debut after the blockbuster deal that brought Kristaps Porzingis from the New York Knicks. Dallas announced after the game it is sending Barnes to Sacramento.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – James Harden and the Houston Rockets are finding their rhythm at the right time. Harden made eight 3-pointers and scored 36 points, helping Houston beat the Sacramento Kings 127-101 on Wednesday night. The Rockets close out a four-game trip with their third consecutive victory.

NEW YORK (AP) – Major League Baseball and its players are discussing bold changes to spark the sport. They include a three-batter minimum before a pitching change except at the start of an inning, a single trade deadline set before the All-Star break and expanded rosters. The union is renewing its push to extend the designated hitter to the National League. And management is proposing expanding minimum time on the disabled list.

ARE, Sweden (AP) – Lindsey Vonn is sitting out downhill training again, two days after her crash in the super-G at the world championships. Vonn got the wind knocked out of her after hitting the safety nets and was left with bruises on her face and a puffy right eye. Vonn’s spokeswoman Claire Abbe tells The Associated Press, “She’s good, just resting. She’ll plan to run the course again for sure before Sunday.” The 34-year-old Vonn has announced she will retire after Sunday’s downhill.


National Scoreboard from Wednesday (2/6)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Brooklyn 135 Denver 130
Final Milwaukee 148 Washington 129
Final New Orleans 125 Chicago 120
Final Dallas 99 Charlotte 93
Final Utah 116 Phoenix 88
Final Houston 127 Sacramento 101
Final Golden State 141 San Antonio 102


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Toronto 5 Ottawa 4
Final SO N-Y Rangers 4 Boston 3


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (6) Nevada 98 Colorado St. 82
Final OT (14) Villanova 66 Creighton 59
Final (19) Wisconsin 56 Minnesota 51
Final OT (21) LSU 92 Mississippi St. 88
Final (24) Maryland 60 Nebraska 45


Western Dubuque, Hempstead, Beckman in Regional Duals Tonight

Weather permitting, the Western Dubuque and Hempstead High School wrestling teams will take the mat tonight in the Class 3-A Regional Duals.

Western Dubuque earned the right to be a host site by finishing as one of the top 8 ranked teams in 3-A. The 8th ranked Bobcats have a first round bye and will meet the winner of the semi-final dual between 10th ranked Cedar Rapids Prairie and 22nd ranked Iowa City High.

Hempstead ranked 15th travels to Waverly where the Mustangs will meet 21st ranked Linn-Mar with the winner to square off against 2nd ranked Waverly-Shellrock.

In Class 1A, Dyersville Beckman travels to Denver to meet Alburnett in one semi-final with the winner to face the Denver vs Highland Riverside winner.

The regional champs advance to the state duals next week at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Wrestling at all regional sites begins at 6 o’clock.


Boston party for Pats...Wall injured again...Arbitration winners...Leafs extend Matthews

BOSTON (AP) – Hundreds of thousands of cheering New England Patriots fans packed the streets of Boston to watch the team roll through downtown following Sunday’s 13-3 Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams. The city’s World War II-era amphibious “duck boats” carried players, coaches and their families through central Boston yesterday. Security was tight, leading to the arrest of a dozen people, according to authorities. Police say it was one of the largest crowds Boston has seen for a championship parade, although no official number was released.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Washington Wizards guard John Wall will need surgery after suffering a partial rupture of his left Achilles tendon in a fall at home. A team doctor says Wall was wearing a walking boot when he slipped and tumbled on Jan. 29. Surgery is expected to be performed next week, and Wall will need about 11 to 15 months to recover. Wall was already lost for this season following left knee surgery.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa and Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Tommy Pham have won their salary arbitration cases, giving players a 3-1 lead over teams in cases this winter. Correa was awarded a $5 million salary, rather than the $4.25 million offered by the Astros. Pham will get $4.1 million instead of the $3.5 million offered by the Rays.

TORONTO (AP) – Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews has signed a five-year extension worth over $11.6 million per season. The No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL draft has 97 goals and 178 points in 182 regular-season games, including 23 goals and 46 points in 38 contests this season. The 21-year-old Matthews signed his deal after 22-year-old teammate and forward William Nylander accepted a six-year pact worth $10.2 million this season and $6.9 million the following years.

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania appeals court is denying Jerry Sandusky’s request for a new trial but is ordering him to be resentenced for a 45-count child sexual abuse conviction. Superior Court said yesterday that Sandusky was improperly sentenced using mandatory minimums. The 75-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in state prison for sexual abuse of 10 boys.


Area Scoreboard from Monday (2/5)

HIGH SCHOOL

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Hempstead 69, Iowa City Liberty 46
  • Cedar Rapids Jefferson 77, Wahlert 65
  • Dyersville Beckman 61, #3 3-A Maquoketa 55

Wisconsin

  • Cuba City 64, Dodgeville 51
  • Fennimore 85, River Valley 61
  • Potosi 55, Southwestern 38

Illinois

  • East Dubuque 35, Pearl City 31

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Wahlert 58, Cedar Rapids Jefferson 47
  • #4 5-A Cedar Rapids Prairie 51, Western Dubuque 39
  • #5 2A Cascade 45, #9 Bellevue 30 (Cascade head coach Mike Sconsa with win # 300-69)
  • #8 1-A Bellevue Marquette Catholic 56, Calamus-Wheatland 43
  • Maquoketa 68, West Delaware 53

Illinois (1st round 1-A Regional Play at Galena)

  • Galena 49, Warren 25 (Galena meets Lanark Eastland this evening followed byEast Dubuque vs River Ridge/Scales Mound.)

Wisconsin

  • Lancaster 58, Benton 36
  • Dodgeville 42, River Valley 33
  • Fennimore 53, Boscobel 48
  • Monticello 58, Belmont 34
  • Shullsburg 64, Argyle 59
  • Potosi/Cassville 73, Juda 36

Wigginton, Shayok lead No. 17 Iowa State over Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Iowa State got an offensive spark off the bench and saw its leading scorer come alive when he was needed, and that was just enough to earn another road victory.

Lindell Wigginton scored 17 points to help lead No. 17 Iowa State to a 75-74 victory over Oklahoma on Monday night. Marial Shayok added 16 points, 10 in the final eight minutes, including a crucial off-balance 3-pointer as the shot clock expired with 1:19 remaining, for Iowa State (18-5, 7-3 Big 12). Iowa State had five different players hit double digits in points.

UP NEXT Iowa State: The Cyclones return home to face TCU on Saturday, the first of two meetings against the Horned Frogs in a span of two weeks.


Senior Boys Basketball Climbs Rankings

The Dubuque Senior boys basketball team has climbed two spots in this weeks Associated Press Iowa High School basketball rankings. The Rams who’ve won 11 straight games are ranked 6th this week in Class 4-A. Senior has a top 10 conference showdown scheduled for tonight as they travel to 5th ranked Cedar Falls.

In Class 3-A, Maquoketa climbed one spot and the Cardinals are ranked 3rd this week.

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:

Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. North Scott, Eldridge (9) 16-0 98 2
2. Bettendorf 16-1 81 3
3. Waukee (1) 16-1 76 1
4. Iowa City, West 12-3 64 4
5. Cedar Falls 13-2 50 6
6. Dubuque, Senior 12-2 49 8
7. Sioux City, East 15-1 41 7
8. Davenport, Central 13-3 30 5
9. Valley, West Des Moines 14-3 23 T9
10. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 12-3 18 T9
Others receiving votes: Des Moines, North 8. Ames 7. Linn-Mar, Marion 3. Indianola 2.
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clear Lake (7) 17-0 94 1
2. Norwalk (2) 13-3 85 2
3. Maquoketa (1) 15-1 76 4
4. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 15-3 75 3
5. Pella 13-4 50 5
6. West Delaware, Manchester 13-4 38 8
7. Fairfield 13-3 27 9
8. Glenwood 12-4 23 NR
9. Carroll 13-3 21 7
10. Denison-Schleswig 12-4 17 NR
Others receiving votes: Gilbert 14. Oskaloosa 14. Marion 5. Boone 3. Spencer 3. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 2. Center Point-Urbana 1. Le Mars 1. Storm Lake 1.
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. North Linn, Troy Mills (8) 17-0 98 1
2. Boyden-Hull (2) 18-0 89 2
3. West Sioux, Hawarden 18-0 72 4
4. South Hamilton, Jewell 17-1 70 6
5. South Central Calhoun 18-1 42 7
6. Van Meter 16-1 39 3
7. Treynor 16-2 32 5
8. Camanche 16-2 30 8
9. Dike-New Hartford 15-1 26 9
10. Pella Christian 11-6 22 NR
Others receiving votes: Regina, Iowa City 13. Western Christian, Hull 9. West Branch 5. Sioux Center 2. Forest City 1.
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Grand View Christian (8) 17-1 98 1
2. Montezuma (1) 17-0 73 2
3. New London 17-0 68 3
(tie) George-Little Rock 17-2 68 5
5. Ankeny Christian Academy (1) 18-0 64 4
6. Ar-We-Va, Westside 19-0 47 7
7. Stanton 19-0 44 6
8. Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 15-1 39 8
9. Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 17-2 18 9
10. Exira1Elk Horn-Kimballton 17-2 13 10
Others receiving votes: Easton Valley 6. Newman Catholic, Mason City 6. Bishop Garrigan, Algona 3. South O’Brien, Paullina 2. Notre Dame, Burlington 1.

 


Dolphins, Bengals get new coaches...Giants cut Barwin...Porzingis shelved for season

UNDATED (AP) – The Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals have hired new head coaches. Brian Flores takes over the Dolphins after serving as the New England Patriots’ linebackers coach. Zac Taylor had been the Los Angeles Rams’ quarterbacks coach before accepting a head coaching offer with the Bengals.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) – The New York Giants have released veteran linebacker Connor Barwin, who finished with just one sack and 12 tackles in 15 games last season. Barwin signed a two-year contract with the Giants last July after playing for Houston, Philadelphia and the Los Angeles Rams. Barwin’s release creates a $365,000 hit against New York’s 2019 salary cap.

DALLAS (AP) – Kristaps Porzingis won’t play for the Dallas Mavericks this season as he continues his recovery from a knee injury suffered last February. The Mavs acquired the 2018 All-Star in a blockbuster trade with the New York Knicks last week. The 7-foot-3 Latvian can become a restricted free agent after this season, but Dallas owner Mark Cuban says he envisions Porzingis forming a Euro star pairing with 19-year-old rookie Luka Doncic for years to come.

CLEVELAND (AP) – The Portland Trail Blazers have added front-court depth by getting Rodney Hood from Cleveland. The Cavaliers receive guards Nik Stauskas and Wade Baldwin, along with a second-round pick in 2021 and 2023. Hood is averaging 12.2 points in 45 games this season, his fifth in the NBA. He signed a one-year, $3.4 million qualifying offer last summer after helping Cleveland reach the 2018 NBA Finals.

UNDATED (AP) – Tennessee remains at No. 1 for the third straight week and the top four are unchanged in The Associated Press men’s basketball poll. The Volunteers received 48 of 64 first-place votes, second-ranked Duke claimed 12 and No. 3 Virginia four. Gonzaga and Kentucky round out the top five and are followed by Nevada, Michigan, North Carolina, Michigan State and Marquette. Iowa is back in the poll this week ranked 20th. Iowa State is ranked 17th and Wisconsin is 19th.


National Scoreboard from Monday (2/5)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Atlanta 137 Washington 129
Final Detroit 129 Denver 103
Final Milwaukee 113 Brooklyn 94
Final Indiana 109 New Orleans 107
Final Houston 118 Phoenix 110
Final Sacramento 127 San Antonio 112


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final OT L.A. Kings 4 N-Y Rangers 3
Final Philadelphia 2 Vancouver 1
Final Toronto 6 Anaheim 1
Final Dallas 5 Arizona 4


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (16) Louisville 72 (11) Virginia Tech 64
Final (17) Iowa St. 75 Oklahoma 74
Final (18) Texas Tech 81 West Virginia 50


Patriots take 6th Super Bowl crown...Edelman is MVP...Fowler wins...FSU drops quarterback

ATLANTA (AP) – Sony Michel  scored on a two-yard run with seven minutes left to help the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl title, 13-3 over the Los Angeles Rams. Tom Brady was 21 of 35 for 262 yards and no touchdowns in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl ever. The Rams managed just 260 net yards and didn’t score until Todd Zuerlein’s game-tying, 53-yard field goal late in the third quarter.

ATLANTA (AP) – Julian Edelman was the MVP of Super Bowl 53 after missing all of last season with a torn ACL. Edelman had 10 receptions for 141 yards, including a 13-yard grab on the tiebreaking drive. Sony Michel received MVP consideration after running for 94 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. The entire Patriots defense was just as valuable, becoming the first Super Bowl team to force the opposition to end its first eight possessions with punts.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) – Rickie Fowler overcame a bizarre triple bogey with birdies on two of his last four holes to win the PGA’s Phoenix Open at TPC Scottsdale. He closed with a 3-over 74 for a 17 under total, two strokes ahead of Branden Grace. Fowler was up by five until he took a 7 on the par-4 11th. A chip shot skipped across the green and into the water before his second ball rolled into the water on its own. Grace took the lead with consecutive birdies, but hit his tee shot into the water on the drivable par-4 17th for a bogey.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) – Florida State says quarterback Deondre Francois is no longer a member of the team. FSU head coach Willie Taggart said in a statement that he recently notified Francois of his decision, which comes a day after the quarterback’s girlfriend posted a video to Instagram alleging abuse by Francois. The Tallahassee Democrat reports that the video shows neither Francois nor the girlfriend, but a woman can be heard begging a man to stop hitting her.

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Former Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Bob Friend has died at 88. The three-time All-Star is the Pirates’ all-time lead with 3,480 1/3 innings pitched, 477 starts and 1,682 strikeouts. Friend was 197-230 with a 3.58 ERA in his career. Friend was 18-12 with a 3.00 ERA in 1960 to help the Bucs reach the World Series.


National Scoreboard from Sunday (2/3)

SUPER BOWL

Final New England 13 L.A. Rams 3

 

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Memphis 96 N-Y Knicks 84
Final Boston 134 Oklahoma City 129
Final Toronto 121 L.A. Clippers 103


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Boston 1 Washington 0
Final OT Montreal 4 Edmonton 3
Final Calgary 4 Carolina 3

 

TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (14) Villanova 77 Georgetown 65
Final (17) Purdue 73 Minnesota 63

 


Local Scoreboard for 2/2/2019

Boys High School Basketball Scores

Dyersville Beckman 59, Mount Vernon 55

Hempstead 50, Western Dubuque 47

Senior 68, Wahlert, 35

Maquoketa 60, Clear Creek-Amana 46

Monticello 54, Cascade, 46

Goose Lake 51, Bellevue 47

Cuba City 57, Boscobel 49

Mineral Point 83, Southwestern 62

Prairie du Chien 63, Platteville 47

East Dubuque 42, Galena 34

Girls High School Basketball Scores

Dyersville Beckman, 44, Mount Vernon 38

Bellevue 60, Goose Lake 39

Cascade, 36, Monticello 24

Senior 56, Wahlert, 42

Maquoketa 76, Clear Creek-Amana 56

Shullsburg 44, Benton 41

Dubuque Fighting Saints Hockey

The Dubuque Fighting Saints couldn’t solve the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders in a 2-0 shutout loss on Friday night. The Cedar Rapids RoughRiders held Dubuque to 11 shots over the final two periods. The Fighting Saints return home and return to action tonight against the Fargo Force.

National Sports Updates from the Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Brad Davison scored 21 points and Ethan Happ added 18 as No. 24 Wisconsin beat No. 21 Maryland 69-61. The Badgers lead the Big Ten in 3-point shooting and heated up from outside in the second half. Maryland has lost three of four.

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Luka Garza scored 19 points, Joe Wieskamp added 16 and Iowa stunned fifth-ranked Michigan 74-59, handing the Wolverines just their second loss of the season. Ryan Kriener scored 15 points with 10 rebounds for the Hawkeyes, who snapped a two-game losing streak with by far their biggest win of the season.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) – Deja Church and Akienreh Johnson both had career scoring highs of 19 points, Michigan dominated the boards and the Wolverines took a 90-81 victory over No. 13 Iowa. Church was 9-of-11 shooting and Johnson 6 of 9 with three 3-pointers for the Wolverines (13-9, 4-6 Big Ten), who lost to the Hawkeyes (16-5, 7-3) by 14 on Jan. 17.

ATLANTA (AP) – Neither the New England Patriots nor the Los Angeles Rams have a player on the injury report heading into tomorrow’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein and defensive back Blake Countess returned to full participation in practice yesterday, and head coach Sean McVay says running back Todd Gurley is fully healthy. Linebacker Dont’a Hightower worked out with the Patriots after missing Thursday’s practice with an illness, and defensive tackle Malcom Brown was at full speed after being limited Thursday due to a calf injury.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers has announced his retirement after 17 NFL seasons, nine Pro Bowl appearances and six All-Pro selections. Peppers ranks fourth in league history with 159 1/2 sacks and is the only player with at least 150 sacks and 10 interceptions. He began his career with an eight-year run in Carolina and played his last two years with the Panthers after stops in Chicago and Green Bay.

NEW YORK (AP) – Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki are going to the All-Star Game one more time after being added to the player pool by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. Wade and Nowitzki will be drafted by team captains in a newly-added third round of the Feb. 7 draft for the Feb. 17 game in Charlotte.


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (1/31)

HIGH SCHOOL

 

BOYS BASKETBALL

  • Western Dubuque 54, Wahlert 48

GIRLS BASKETBALL

  • Cedar Rapids Washington 71, Senior 37
  • Cuba City 62, Boscobel 51

WRESTLING

  • Hempstead 39, Linn-Mar 32
  • Senior 72, Cedar Rapids Washington 8
  • Clinton 47, Senior 33
  • Cuba City/Benton/Southwestern 42 ,Riverdale 35

 

COLLEGE

REGIONAL WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • Maryland 75, Wisconsin 57
  • Ohio State 78, Illinois 70

Fighting Saints at C.R. Tonight, Host Fargo Saturday

After their mid-week game was postponed, the Fighting Saints will head to Cedar Rapids tonight to begin the weekend against the RoughRiders and then host the Fargo Force at home Saturday. This will be the first of five games against Cedar Rapids in the month of February for the Fighting Saints. Dubuque has only played CR twice this season and haven’t faced their Cowbell Cup rivals since October, 16th. The Fighting Saints will look to split the season series with Fargo after dropping the first game 4-2.

The Fighting Saints are currently tied for third place, but sit in fourth due to the Youngstown Phantoms holding the tie-breaker over Dubuque.


IGHSAU Rankings...5-A and 4A Regional Pairings Announced

The latest Iowa High School girls basketball rankings have unveiled by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

In Class 2A: defending state champion Cascade has climbed up one spot this week. The 16-and-1 Cougars are rated 5th. Bellevue is also in the top 10 again, the Comets (16-1) are again ranked 9th.

In Class 1A: Bellevue Marquette Catholic has jumped three positions into the top ten, The Mohawks (15-2) are ranked 8th.

Complete Rankings: https://www.ighsau.org/upl/downloads/library/bb-rankings-2019-1-31.pdf

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The Girls Athletic Union also released the pairings for the 4A and 5A Regional Tournament that starts Wednesday, February 13th with the semi-finals on February 16.

In Class 4A Region 5: Wahlert will host West Delaware with the winner to travel toCentral Dewitt in the semi-finals. Western Dubuque will host Iowa City Liberty with the winner to advance to the semi-finals at Cedar Rapids Xavier.

In Class 5A Region 5: Senior will travel to Waterloo West with the winner traveling to Cedar Rapids Washington for the semi’s. Hempstead is in Region 6 and will travel to Cedar Falls for a semi-final round match-up.

Complete Regional Pairings: https://www.ighsau.org/news/2019-regional-basketball-pairings-class-1a-2a-3a/


Porzingis heads to Dallas...NBA All-Star reserve selections...Record deal for Arenado

NEW YORK (AP) – The New York Knicks have shipped injured forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal involving seven players and two draft picks. The Mavs also receive guards Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee, while the Knicks get Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first-round picks. The Knicks made the surprising move after saying Porzingis requested a trade earlier today.

NEW YORK (AP) – Oklahoma City guard Russell Westbrook is among the 14 players selected as reserves for the NBA All-Star game set for Feb. 17 in Charlotte. Joining Westbrook in the Western Conference player pool are San Antonio big man LaMarcus Aldridge, New Orleans forward-center Anthony Davis, Denver center Nikola Jokic , Portland guard Damian Lillard, Golden State guard Klay Thompson and Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns. The Eastern Conference reserve pool consists of Milwaukee forward Khris Middleton, Philadelphia swingman Ben Simmons and Orlando center Nikola Vucevic, along with Washington guard Bradley Beal, Detroit forward Blake Griffin, Toronto guard Kyle Lowry and injured Indiana guard Victor Oladipo.

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love took part in a full contact practice yesterday and could be days away from returning to the lineup. Love played just four games this season before undergoing surgery on his left foot in late October. Coach Larry Drew said Love “moved really well, shot the basketball well.”

DENVER (AP) – Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado will make $26 million this season after accepting the largest one-year salary for an arbitration-eligible player. Arenado broke the mark set by Josh Donaldson, who worked out a $23 million deal with the Blue Jays before last season. The six-time Gold Glove winner is a career .291 hitter with 186 home runs, 616 RBIs and an .886 OPS.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A federal judge has rejected arguments by two New Orleans Saints season ticket holders who filed suit against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell for the league’s handling of a non-call by officials during the NFC championship game against the Los Angeles Rams. The non-call caused the Saints to settle for a tiebreaking field goal late in the fourth quarter, but the Rams tied it in the waning seconds of regulation before winning in overtime. The lawsuit argued that the league should invoke a rule allowing Goodell to order a redo of the game due to “extraordinarily unfair acts.”


National Scoreboard from Thursday (1/31)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Orlando 107 Indiana 100
Final Detroit 93 Dallas 89
Final Milwaukee 105 Toronto 92
Final San Antonio 117 Brooklyn 114
Final OT L.A. Lakers 123 L.A. Clippers 120
Final Philadelphia 113 Golden State 104


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final N-Y Rangers 4 New Jersey 3
Final OT Philadelphia 3 Boston 2
Final Winnipeg 4 Columbus 3


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Gonzaga 93 BYU 63
Final (13) Houston 73 Temple 66
Final OT (17) Purdue 99 Penn St. 90


Cyclones Rout West Virginia....Panthers Fall at Loyola

Iowa State rolls past West Virginia 93-68

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Lindell Wigginton scored a season-high 28 points off the bench and 20th-ranked Iowa State cruised past West Virginia 93-68 on Wednesday night, its fourth win in five games.

Marial Shayok scored 18 points for the surging Cyclones (16-5, 5-3 Big 12), who shot 26 of 40 inside the 3-point line and 29 of 32 from the free throw line.

After a somewhat sluggish start, Iowa State closed the first half on 18-6 run to jump ahead by 17. West Virginia hung around, even using its shelved press defense to confuse the Cyclones and pull to within 61-51 with just under 10 minutes left. Iowa State then hit seven straight shots, a stretch capped when Wigginton’s three-point play made it 74-56 with 6:12 to go.

UP NEXT Iowa State hosts Texas on Saturday.

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Loyola Holds Off UNI

CHICAGO (AP) – Cameron Krutwig hit his first 3-pointer of the season for a five-point lead with 48 seconds left and Loyola-Chicago held off Northern Iowa 61-60 on Wednesday night for its seventh straight home win.

Krutwig made a hook shot in the lane for a 57-55 lead and he blocked a shot under the basket at the other end. Inbounding it with 51.4 seconds on the clock and four on the shot clock, Krutwig was left wide open in the corner and he swished it. He had missed his previous two 3-pointers this season.

Former Dubuque Senior prep Luke McDonnell scored 16 points to lead UNI and  A.J.Green, averaging 14.9 points per game to lead MVC freshman, added 14 points for Northern Iowa (9-13, 4-5). Former Western Dubuque prep Spencer Haldeman added 9 points and 3 rebounds for UNI.


Area Scoreboard for Wednesday (1/30)

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • The Dubuque Spartans defeated the 18th ranked Loras Duhawks for the second time this season. The Spartans needed overtime for the 96-94 win at the Loras AWC. Senior Deonte Newsome led the Spartans with 28 points, the Duhawks were led by senior Ryan DiCanio with 33. Loras is now 16-5 and 8-4 while UD is 12-10 and 5-7.

 

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • The Loras Duhawks routed the Dubuque Spartans 104-48. Loras was led by Marissa Schroeder with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Miah Smith led UD with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Loras is now 17-4 on the season and 10-2 in the American Rivers. Dubuque fell to 3-18, 1-11 in the ARC.

Goodell defends NFL handling of missed call...Rams CB says he's received death threats

ATLANTA (AP) – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell defended the way the league handled a missed call late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game at New Orleans. Goodell says the play was addressed immediately after the game and added that it’s never a good outcome for the league whenever officiating is part of any kind of postgame discussion. He also said during his State of the League address in Atlanta that the NFL will keep focusing on opportunities to create a deeper pool of minority coaching candidates.

ATLANTA (AP) – Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman says he has received “one or two” death threats from frustrated New Orleans Saints fans on social media. Robey-Coleman was involved in the now-infamous play during which he was not penalized for his hit on Saints receiver Tommylee Lewis. No flag was thrown for pass interference for the helmet-to-helmet nature of the hit, for which Robey-Coleman was fined about $27,000 by the NFL.

UNDATED (AP) – Washington State and football coach Mike Leach have agreed on a one-year contract extension that runs through the 2023 season. The school said Wednesday that Leach will be paid $3.75 million in 2019, and $4 million per year the following four years. Leach guided Washington State to an 11-2 record last season, the most wins in program history. Meanwhile, the Oklahoma Board of Regents has approved a one-year contract extension for football coach Lincoln Riley through 2023.

UNDATED (AP) – Two people familiar with the negotiations say reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. The deal allows Holland to earn an additional $3.5 million in bonuses. The 33-year-old right-hander earned $14 million while going 2-2 with a 4.66 ERA for St. Louis and Washington last season. He has a 2.83 ERA in eight major league seasons.

DENVER (AP) – Mark Reynolds is back with the Colorado Rockies organization after accepting a minor league contract. The first baseman hit .248 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs in 86 games last season, opening the campaign with the Rockets before joining the Washington Nationals. Daniel Murphy is expected to be Colorado’s starting first baseman, with Ryan McMahon as the backup.


National Scoreboard from Wednesday (1/30)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Dallas 114 N-Y Knicks 90
Final Boston 126 Charlotte 94
Final Chicago 105 Miami 89
Final OT Minnesota 99 Memphis 97
Final Denver 105 New Orleans 99
Final Washington 107 Indiana 89
Final Sacramento 135 Atlanta 113
Final Portland 132 Utah 105


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final Pittsburgh 4 Tampa Bay 2
Final Dallas 1 Buffalo 0


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (10) Marquette 76 Butler 58
Final (12) Virginia Tech 82 Miami 70
Final (14) Villanova 86 DePaul 74
Final (15) Louisville 82 Wake Forest 54
Final (19) LSU 72 Texas A&M 57
Final (20) Iowa St. 93 West Virginia 68


No. 24 Wisconsin wins its 4th straight

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Wisconsin star Ethan Happ had trouble getting going on the offensive end in the second half. Brad Davison was happy to help. The sophomore guard scored 10 of his 13 points after halftime to fuel No. 24 Wisconsin’s decisive surge in a 62-51 win over Nebraska on Tuesday night.

The Badgers (15-6, 7-3 Big Ten) won their fourth straight game, frittering away a big first-half lead before pulling away late.

UP NEXT Wisconsin: Hosts No. 21 Maryland on Friday.

 


Eyebrow-raising fine for Davis...Strong Celtics defense...NCAA mulls football OT changes

NEW YORK (AP) – The NBA has slapped New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis with a $50,000 fine because of his agent’s comments that Davis won’t sign an extension and wants to be traded. The NBA says the fine is for an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans. Davis is under contract with New Orleans through the end of the 2019-20 season. Davis has averaged 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds per game this season.

BOSTON (AP) – Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics beat Brooklyn 112-104 to snap the injury-riddled Nets’ six-game winning streak. Aron Baynes had 16 points, Marcus Morris 15, and Al Horford and Terry Rozier each had 14 for Boston, which tied a franchise record with 16 blocked shots and won for the sixth time in seven games.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) – Veteran reliever Shawn Kelley signed a one-year contract with the Texas Rangers that guarantees the right-hander $2.75 million and includes a club option for a second season. The Rangers made room on the roster for Kelley by designating outfielder John Andreoli for assignment. The 34-year-old reliever is going into his 11th major league season.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Bundle up, Gophers fans. The Barn will be open for business for Minnesota’s basketball game against Illinois. That’s despite extreme cold that has triggered scores of canceled events around the state. The university says the Gophers will play the Illini as scheduled on Wednesday. Overnight temperatures are forecast to fall as low as 30 degrees below zero with a wind chill of more than 40 below. With similar wintry weather gripping Chicago, DePaul kept its game against Villanova on track, too.

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA football rules committee is going to consider changes to the overtime format. The goal is to make it less likely for games to go beyond two extra possessions amid concerns about player injuries. Among the more radical ideas is going to a 2-point-conversion shootout. The committee will also consider eliminating point-after-touchdown kicks in overtime, forcing teams to go for 2 from the very first possession.


National Scoreboard from Tuesday (1/29)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Cleveland 116 Washington 113
Final Oklahoma City 126 Orlando 117
Final Milwaukee 115 Detroit 105
Final Brooklyn 122 Chicago 117
Final New Orleans 121 Houston 116
Final San Antonio 126 Phoenix 124
Final Philadelphia 121 L.A. Lakers 105


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final SO Winnipeg 4 Boston 3
Final Buffalo 5 Columbus 4
Final Philadelphia 1 N-Y Rangers 0


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (1) Tennessee 92 South Carolina 70
Final OT (3) Virginia 66 (23) NC State 65
Final (5) Michigan 65 Ohio St. 49
Final (7) Kentucky 87 Vanderbilt 52
Final (8) Nevada 87 UNLV 70
Final (9) North Carolina 77 Georgia Tech 54
Final Texas 73 (11) Kansas 63
Final (18) Buffalo 83 Ball St. 59
Final (21) Maryland 70 Northwestern 52
Final Alabama 83 (22) Mississippi St. 79
Final (24) Wisconsin 62 Nebraska 51


Senior Moves Up 4-A Rankings

The Senior Ram boys basketball team has climbed one spot in the latest Iowa High School basketball rankings from Associated Press. Senior is number  8 in Class 4-A.

Following their first loss of the season, Maquoketa slipped from the top spot in Class 3-A poll and are ranked 4th this week.

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The Top Ten teams in the Associated Press Iowa high school basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and won-loss record, total points and position last week at right:
Class 4A
Record Pts Prv
1. Waukee (5) 13-0 86 1
2. North Scott, Eldridge (4) 15-0 84 2
3. Bettendorf 13-1 65 4
4. Iowa City, West 11-2 58 5
5. Davenport, Central 12-2 44 6
6. Cedar Falls 11-2 40 7
(tie) Sioux City, East 13-1 40 3
8. Dubuque, Senior 10-2 39 9
9. Prairie, Cedar Rapids 11-3 10 NR
(tie) Valley, West Des Moines 13-3 10 8
Others receiving votes: Des Moines, North 6. Ames 6. Indianola 6. Johnston 1.
Class 3A
Record Pts Prv
1. Clear Lake (4) 15-0 82 2
2. Norwalk (4) 12-3 78 4
3. Sergeant Bluff-Luton 12-3 62 8
4. Maquoketa (1) 14-1 59 1
5. Pella 11-3 48 3
6. Oskaloosa 9-4 46 5
7. Carroll 11-2 31 6
8. West Delaware, Manchester 11-4 29 10
9. Fairfield 12-3 20 NR
10. Gilbert 13-3 15 7
Others receiving votes: Marion 13. Glenwood 6. Denison-Schleswig 3. Xavier, Cedar Rapids 2. Spencer 1.
Class 2A
Record Pts Prv
1. North Linn, Troy Mills (7) 15-0 88 1
2. Boyden-Hull (2) 16-0 72 2
3. Van Meter 14-0 66 3
4. West Sioux, Hawarden 17-0 60 4
5. Treynor 14-1 58 5
6. South Hamilton, Jewell 15-1 46 6
7. South Central Calhoun 15-1 32 8
8. Camanche 14-2 25 T9
9. Dike-New Hartford 13-1 12 T9
10. Western Christian, Hull 10-4 11 7
Others receiving votes: Regina, Iowa City 9. OA-BCIG 6. West Branch 5. Sioux Center 3. Mount Ayr 1. Unity Christian, Orange City 1.
Class 1A
Record Pts Prv
1. Grand View Christian (6) 16-1 87 1
2. Montezuma (3) 16-0 74 2
3. New London 15-0 69 4
4. Ankeny Christian Academy 14-0 52 5
5. George-Little Rock 15-2 50 3
6. Stanton 17-0 48 6
7. Ar-We-Va, Westside 17-0 46 7
8. Prince of Peace Prep, Clinton 14-1 31 8
9. Sioux Central, Sioux Rapids 15-2 10 9
10. Exira1Elk Horn-Kimballton 15-2 9 NR
Others receiving votes: Easton Valley 7. South O’Brien, Paullina 3. Notre Dame, Burlington 3. Bishop Garrigan, Algona 2. Newman Catholic, Mason City 2. Lynnville-Sully 2.


Loras Men Move Up Rankings

Following  their victory over top ranked Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday, the Loras College men’s basketball team has moved up to number 17 in the latest D3hoops.com Top 25 poll. Loras snapped the defending national champions 31 game winning streak with the win.

Augustana is the new number one team in the poll, a team Loras also defeated earlier this season.


Gustafson Ties B1G Record with 19th Career Player of the Week Award

IOWA CITY, Iowa — For the ninth time this season, University of Iowa women’s basketball senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten Player of the Week.

Gustafson has now been named the Big Ten Player of the Week 19 times, tying the conference record for weekly awards. Gustafson also tied her own single-season record of nine set in 2017-18.

Gustafson averaged 28.5 points, 11.5 rebounds, and shot 64 percent from the field and 85 percent from the free throw line in a pair of Iowa wins last week.


Pelicans' Davis wants out...Royals extend Merrifield...Surgery for Dinwiddie, Oladipo

UNDATED (AP) – The agent for New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis says the five-time All-Star has told the team that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension. The Pelicans have issued a statement yesterday saying they will make a deal on their terms and their deadline, adding that they will only accept a trade that makes the most sense for the team. Davis is having the best season of his career, averaging 29.3 points and 13.3 rebounds.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Royals and versatile second baseman Whit Merrifield have agreed to a four-year, $16.25 million contract, pending a physical. Merrifield led the American League with 193 hits and 45 stolen bases last season while batting .304 with 12 home runs and 60 RBIs. He’s a lifetime .293 hitter in 384 games since breaking into the majors with the Royals in 2016.

UNDATED (AP) – Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie has undergone surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right thumb. Head coach Kenny Atkinson declined to provide a timeline for Dinwiddie’s return. The 6-foot-6 guard is averaging 17.2 points, mostly coming off the bench. And Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) has undergone season-ending surgery for a ruptured tendon in his right knee suffered last week against Toronto.

NEW YORK (AP) – Tennessee is spending a second straight week atop the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll after claiming 48 of 64 first-place votes. The top six remained unchanged, with second-ranked Duke followed by Virginia, Gonzaga, Michigan and Michigan State. The Spartans kept the sixth spot despite Sunday’s loss at Purdue. Kentucky, Nevada, North Carolina and Marquette round out the top 10.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Toronto Maple Leafs have acquired defenseman Jake Muzzin  from Los Angeles. The Kings receive forward Carl Grundstrom and the rights to unsigned defenseman Sean Durzi in the deal along with a 2019 first-rounder. The 29-year-old Muzzin has four goals and 17 assists in 50 games this season.


National Scoreboard from Monday (1/28)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Golden State 132 Indiana 100
Final Charlotte 101 N-Y Knicks 92
Final Boston 112 Brooklyn 104
Final Denver 95 Memphis 92
Final Atlanta 123 L.A. Clippers 118


NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE

Final New Jersey 6 Pittsburgh 3
Final Philadelphia 3 Winnipeg 1


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (2) Duke 83 Notre Dame 61
Final (16) Texas Tech 84 TCU 65


Murphy, Coffey lead Minnesota past No. 19 Iowa 92-87

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Jordan Murphy and Amir Coffey each scored 23 points to help Minnesota hang on and beat No. 19 Iowa 92-87 on Sunday.

For the Hawkeyes, Luka Garza matched his career high with 25 points and Isaiah Moss pitched in 23 points on 6-for-10 shooting from 3-point range, but Iowa didn’t bounce back with much energy from their 15-point loss at home to sixth-ranked Michigan State three nights earlier.

The Gophers, who stormed back strong from a two-point loss at fifth-ranked Michigan that capped a rough three-game stretch, posted their highest score in regulation of a Big Ten game since they had 95 points against Iowa on Feb. 25, 2014.

UP NEXT Iowa: Returns home to face Michigan on Friday.


Rams, Pats land in Atlanta...AFC takes Pro Bowl...Rose wins at Torrey Pines...Chen retains title

ATLANTA (AP) – The Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots have arrived in Atlanta to continue preparations for Super Bowl 53. The Rams are in the NFL title game for the first time since falling to the Patriots in 2002. Los Angeles also made Super Bowl appearances following the 1979 and 2000 seasons. The Patriots are in the Super Bowl for the third consecutive year, fourth time in the past five years and for the ninth time overall in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era.

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – The AFC has won the Pro Bowl for the third straight year, beating the NFC, 26-7 amid a steady rain in Orlando. Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes  was the game MVP after completing 7 of 14 passes for 156 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown toss to Colts receiver Eric Ebron . Jets safety Jamal Adams was the defensive MVP after recording an interception and a sack.

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Justin Rose closed with a 3-under 69 for a two-stroke victory over Adam Scott in the PGA’s Farmers Insurance Open. Rose bogeyed three of his first five holes in the final round to see a three-stroke lead cut to one before recovering. Rose finished 21 under and became the first player since Peter Jacobsen in 1995 to post all four rounds in the 60s at the event.

DETROIT (AP) – Nathan Chen has wrapped up his third consecutive U.S. Figure Skating Championship with a sensational free skate. Chen finished with a score of 342.22, defeating runner-up Vincent Zhou by over 58 points. Jason Brown was third. Chen’s free skate alone earned 228.80 points, which was higher than the total score for 14 of the 20 skaters.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Longtime San Francisco Giants owner Peter Magowan has died at 76 after a battle with cancer, according to the team. Magowan helped form the ownership group that bought the franchise for $100 million from Bob Lurie in December 1992 to keep the team from moving to Tampa Bay. One of his first moves was signing Barry Bonds to a six-year, $43.5 million free agent deal even before he formally completed the purchase of the ballclub.


National Scoreboard from Sunday (1/28)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Cleveland 104 Chicago 101
Final L.A. Clippers 122 Sacramento 108
Final Oklahoma City 118 Milwaukee 112
Final Utah 125 Minnesota 111
Final San Antonio 132 Washington 119
Final Houston 103 Orlando 98
Final Toronto 123 Dallas 120
Final Miami 106 N-Y Knicks 97
Final L.A. Lakers 116 Phoenix 102


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final Purdue 73 (6) Michigan St. 63
Final (17) Houston 77 Tulsa 65
Final (18) Villanova 80 Seton Hall 52
Final Minnesota 92 (19) Iowa 87


NBA and NHL from Saturday 1/26

NATIONAL  BASKETBALL  ASSOCIATION

Final    San  Antonio      126    New  Orleans      114
Final    Memphis              106    Indiana              103
Final    Golden  State    115    Boston                111
Final    Denver                126    Philadelphia    110
Final    Portland            120    Atlanta              111

NATIONAL  HOCKEY  LEAGUE

Final    Central              10    Pacific        4
Final    Metropolitan      7    Atlantic      4
Final    Metropolitan    10    Central        5


Big 10 and Local Basketball Scorecard from 1/26

Men’s Big 10 College Basketball:

NEW YORK (AP) – Ayo Dosunmu scored 20 points, Tevian Jones had 18 and Illinois beat No. 13 Maryland 78-67 at Madison Square Garden.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Ethan Happ registered his second triple-double of the season as Wisconsin beat Northwestern 62-46 on Saturday.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) – Geo Baker scored 20 points and Rutgers beat Penn State 64-60.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – Luther Muhammad scored 18 of his career-high 24 points in the second half and Ohio State ended its longest losing streak in 21 years with a 70-60 win over struggling Nebraska.

Other Men’s Basketball:

Iowa State 87 Ole Miss 73

N.Iowa 81, Evansville 74

Area Men’s Basketball

Wis.-Platteville 83, Wis.-Stout 73

Loras 84- Nebraska Wesleyan 76

Simpson 75, Univ Dubuque 62College Storm.

Clarke 95   Evangel 78

Boys Basketball

Galena 66 Potosi 63

Other Sports:

Men’s College Volleyball

No. 6 St. Ambrose defeated Clarke 3-1


Highschool Basketball Scores

Wisconsin Boys HS BB

Riverdale 35 Cuba City 93

Shullsburg  44 Southwestern 55

Richland Center 72 Highland 52

Cassville 45 Fennimore 66

Iowa Boys HS BB

Senior 71 West Dbq 57

Hempstead 58   Wahlert 62

Iowa Girls HS BB

Dubuque, Senior 46, Epworth, Western Dubuque 44

Wisconsin Girls HS BB

Lancaster 47 River Valley 30

Dodgeville 19 Prairie du Chien 48

Fennimore 53 Cuba City 52

Riverdale 29 Mineral Point 68

Southwestern 36 Darlington 54

Illinois Girls HS BB

Galena 53 E. Dbq 43


Wahlert Hall of Fame Coach Ed Colbert Dies

Wahlert High School hall of fame coach Ed Colbert has died. Colbert died yesterday at the age of 91.  Colbert was the first boys basketball coach in school history and helped guide the Golden Eagle program to 10 state tournament appearances that included the first state championship in 1980 with a perfect record.

Before coming to Wahlert, Colbert coached at Fertile and Mason City Holy Name and had a career record 468 wins 173 losses, with a 345-137 record in 21 seasons at Wahlert.

Colbert was inducted into the Iowa High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 1981, , he also coach college basketball at Clarke from 1988 to 1993.

Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Nativity Church in Dubuque. Visitation is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

You can hear a complete feature on Colbert coming up during the sports at 12:20 and 5:20 this afternoon on AM 1370 and kdth.com.


Area Scoreboard from Thursday (1/24)

BOYS BASKETBALL

Wisconsin

  • Darlington 58, Cuba City 53
  • River Valley 60, Lancaster 53
  • Fennimore 62, Mineral Point 59
  • Boscobel 65, Iowa Grant 48

Illinois

  • Stockton 45, Galena 35

 

COLLEGE

 

WOMENS BASKETBALL

Regional

  • Penn State 65, Wisconsin 59
  • Michigan State 77, Illinois 60

WRESTLING

  • #8 Loras 25, Cornell 15

No. 6 Michigan State blows past No. 19 Iowa, 82-67

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Cassius Winston scored 23 points, Nick Ward had 21 points with 10 rebounds and sixth-ranked Michigan State blew past No. 19 Iowa 82-67 on Thursday night, extending its winning streak to 13 games.

Matt McQuaid added three second-half 3-pointers for the Spartans (18-2, 9-0 Big Ten), who used a 24-2 run just after halftime to secure a school-record 21st consecutive league victory.

Tyler Cook scored 11 points in the first four minutes of the second half to give Iowa a 50-42 lead. But he was soon matched by the unflappable Winston, who hit three 3s in a row to help the Spartans retake the lead, 53-50.  Ward’s three-point play pushed the run to 14-0 and put Michigan State ahead 56-50. McQuaid’s 3 and three more points from Winston, this time at the foul line, gave the Spartans a 66-52 edge.

Luka Garza scored 20 points and Tyler Cook had 17 for Iowa (16-4, 5-4), which won its previous five games. The Hawkeyes entered leading the nation in free throw attempts and makes, but they hit just eight. Michigan State went 20 of 21 from the line.


Warriors roll...All-star captains...Zuerlein has strain

UNDATED (AP) – Stephen Curry scored 38 points, local product Kevin Durant had 21 and the Golden State Warriors hammered the ball inside to beat the Washington Wizards 126-118 for their season-high ninth consecutive victory. The two-time defending NBA champions put up 70 points in the paint after shooting 1 of 6 from the outside in the first quarter. Curry was at the forefront of Golden State’s drive-the-paint strategy as he made just two of his eight 3-point attempts and was 12 of 16 inside the arc. Durant was 9 of 18 from the floor.

UNDATED (AP) – LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks are the captains for this year’s NBA All-Star Game. James and Antetokounmpo were the leading vote-getters from each conference, making them the players who will choose who plays on which team for the Feb. 17 matchup at Charlotte. They will draft their teams on Feb. 7. As the leading overall vote-getter, James will have the first pick.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein strained his non-kicking foot at halftime of the NFC championship game by slipping on a turf-covered metal plate during warmups on the Superdome field. Zuerlein’s injury doesn’t appear to be serious, and the Rams expect him to kick in the Super Bowl next week, coach Sean McVay said Thursday.

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The Dodgers have landed a right-handed hitter to complement their deep, left-handed heavy lineup in free-agent outfielder A.J. Pollock. Pollock and Los Angeles agreed to a $55 million, four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced.

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) – Justify finished unbeaten, on and off the track. The Triple Crown winner for 2018 added Horse of the Year to his resume, getting the nod over Accelerate for the biggest prize handed out at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night.


National Scoreboard from Thursday (1/24)

NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION

Final Golden State 126 Washington 118
Final Oklahoma City 122 New Orleans 116
Final Portland 120 Phoenix 106
Final Minnesota 120 L.A. Lakers 105


TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Final (4) Gonzaga 98 Santa Clara 39
Final (6) Michigan St. 82 (19) Iowa 67
Final (23) Louisville 84 (21) NC State 77


Area Scoreboard from Wednesday (1/23)

COLLEGE

MENS BASKETBALL

  • Wartburg 88, #22 Loras 83
  • Luther 97, Dubuque 87
  • UW-Whitewater 88, UW-Platteville 80

WOMENS BASKETBALL

  • #18 Wartburg 68, Loras 49
  • Luther 75, Dubuque 70
  • Clarke 80, Lincoln 61
  • UW-Whitewater 71, UW-Platteville 55

Regional

  • #17 Iowa 72, #14 Rutgers 66
  • #2 Baylor 84, #20 Iowa State 69

MENS VOLLEYBALL

  • Loras 3, Trine 0