K-Heart Sports – 03/19/22

K-HEART SPORTS – FRIDAY – 031822 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – The top two seeds will play in the championship at the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament today at the Minot State Dome. We’ll broadcast all the games of the tournament on 106.9 K-Heart and online at khrt.com.
 
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Minot State Dome
 
Consolation Round
#3 Shiloh Christian 76, Bowman County 67 OT
#5 Grafton 58, Stanley 25
Semifinal
#2 Kindred 61, Bishop Ryan 55
#1 Four Winds-Minnewauken 52, #4 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 36
 
Today’s schedule
 
7th Place
Bowman County vs Stanley, 1 pm
5th Place
#3 Shiloh Christian vs #5 Grafton, 2:20 pm
3rd Place
#4 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion vs Bishop Ryan, 6 pm
Championship
#1 Four Winds-Minnewauken vs #2 Kindred, 8 pm
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ACHA HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State women’s hockey team has advanced to the semifinals of the ACHA Division 1 Women’s National Hockey Tournament. The Beavers defeated Indiana Tech 5-0 on Friday. MSU battles Midland University in the semifinals tonight at 7 pm.
 
The Dakota College at Bottineau women defeated Boston College 5-0 in the semifinals of the ACHA Division 2 Women’s National Hockey Tournament. The Lady Jacks play Assiniboine Community College in the national championship game today at 1 pm.
 
An epic battle between the old guard and the new kid on the block tilted towards the fresh face as the University of Mary outlasted Florida Gulf Coast University 3-2 in triple overtime in the ACHA Men’s Division 2 championship game. The championship is the second straight for the Marauders, who also won the 2021 tournament. In just their fourth season of existence, the Marauders are just the fifth team to win back to back ACHA M2 titles. The last team? Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles won titles in 2016, 2018 and 2019. There was no tournament held in 2020 due to the pandemic, which was the Marauders first year of eligibility to compete for the title.
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NAHL HOCKEY
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotaurs won the Battle of Highway 83 last night defeating the Bismarck Bobcats 4-1 at MAYSA Arena. The Tauros will go for the weekend sweep as they play again tonight here in Minot.
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UND HOCKEY
 
SAINT PAUL, MN (UND) – Ty Glover scored two goals and the defense blocked 21 shots to help No. 7 Western Michigan defeat fifth-ranked North Dakota, 4-2, in the semifinals of the NCHC Frozen Faceoff on Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. North Dakota will find out its NCAA Tournament opponent and destination on Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. on ESPNU.
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TWINS-CORREA
 
NEW YORK (AP) – Star shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $105.3 million, three-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations tells The Associated Press. The move ends Correa’s seven-season tenure with the Houston Astros. He will earn $35.3 million annually under the deal and can opt out after the 2022 and 2023 seasons to become a free agent again. A two-time All-Star who was the first overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, Correa led the turnaround of the Astros. Houston won its first World Series title by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in 2017.
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NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

UNDATED (AP) – Arizona is the fourth and final No. 1 seed to advance to the second round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Christian Koloko scored 17 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and keyed a big second-half surge that helped the Wildcats beat No. 16 Wright State, 87-70. Bennedict Mathurin scored 18 points and Dalen Terry had 16 for the 32-3 Wildcats, who their first NCAA Tournament win since advancing to the 2017 Sweet 16.

 
In other first-round action Friday:
 
– Duke began retiring Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s final tournament by trouncing Cal State Fullerton, 78-61. Freshman Paolo Banchero scored 17 points to lead the Blue Devils, who jumped to a double-digit lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes.
 
– Freshman Tyrese Hunter scored 23 points and Iowa State displayed hard-nosed defense to beat No. 6 LSU, 59-54. Izaiah Brockington added 19 points as the 11th-seeded Cyclones got their first win in the NCAA tourney since 2017.
 
– Alfonso Plummer scored 15 points, including the go-ahead free throws with 12 seconds remaining to send fourth-seeded Illinois past Chattanooga, 54-53. Kofi Cockburn had 17 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Illini, who never led until the final minute.
 
– All-American guard Johnny Davis scored 25 points and sparked a second-half comeback as Wisconsin withstood Colgate’s 3-point assault and beat the Raiders, 67-60. Davis had Wisconsin’s last 14 points and showed he’s all the way back from the injured left ankle that knocked the Big Ten player of the year out of the Badgers’ regular-season finale.
 
– E.J. Liddell scored 16 points and Malaki Branham added 14 as Ohio State knocked off 10th-seeded Loyola Chicago, 54-41. The Buckeyes allowed just 18 points in the first half and held Loyola Chicago to 27% shooting.
 
– Kyler Edwards scored 25 points on six 3-pointers in Houston’s 82-68 victory against UAB. Fabian White Jr. added 14 for the Cougars, who don’t have any starters remaining from the team that reached the Final Four last year.
 
– Second seed Villanova trailed by eight before going on a 35-10 spurt bridging both halves of an 80-60 thumping of Delaware. Justin Moore scored 21 points and Collin Gillespie added 14 for the Wildcats.
 
– Charlie Moore made two free throws with three seconds left and finished with 16 points to lift 10th-seeded Miami to a 68-66 win over No. 7 Southern California. Isaiah Wong led Miami with 22 points before fouling out with 2:07 to play with his team ahead 59-58.
 
– Andrew Jones scored 21 points as Texas beat Virginia Tech, 81-73, the Longhorns’ first NCAA Tournament victory since 2014. Marcus Carr beat the halftime buzzer with a shot from well beyond half court to put Texas ahead for good.
 
– Notre Dame was a 78-64 winner against Alabama as Cormac Ryan scored a career-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers. Ryan was 10 of 13 from the field and made a career-best seven of his nine tries from beyond the arc.
 
– Mike Miles Jr. scored 21 points and ninth-seeded TCU got its first NCAA Tournament victory in 35 years by crushing Seton Hall, 69-42. Damion Baugh scored 14 points for the Horned Frogs, who shot 51% from the field and outscored the Pirates, 40-15 in the paint.
 
– Michigan State pulled out a 74-73 win over Davidson behind Joey Hauser’s 27 points. A.J. Hoggard added 14 points for the Spartans, who used a 13-3 run in the second half to go ahead for good.
 
– Freshman Jabari Smith 20 points and 14 rebounds as second-seeded Auburn pulled away from Jacksonville State late in the first half to win its 10th straight NCAA Tournament opener, 80-61. Walker Kessler finished a block shy of a triple-double with 13 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks.
 
– Terrence Shannon Jr. scored 20 points and set a dominating tone in the opening minutes for Texas Tech, which overwhelmed Montana State 97-62. Bryson Williams also scored 20 points for Texas Tech, which shot 66.7% from the field, including making 12 of 20 3-pointers.
 
– Jaden Ivey raced his way to 22 points and Zach Edey controlled the action inside, helping Purdue coast to a 78-56 win against Yale. The 7-foot-4 Edey made the most of his size advantage against the Ivy League champions, finishing with 16 points and nine rebounds in 19 minutes.
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COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Creighton sophomore center Ryan Kalkbrenner will miss the rest of the NCAA Tournament due to a knee injury suffered in the Bluejays’ first-round victory over San Diego State. The Big East defensive player of the year will still need two to three months to recover from the injury, though coach Greg McDermott said surgery won’t be necessary.

 
In other college basketball news:
 
– Florida is hiring San Francisco’s Todd Golden as its next men’s basketball coach, bringing in the 36-year-old former Auburn assistant to revitalize a program that had grown stale under Mike White. Golden spent the past three years as head coach at San Francisco. The Dons lost to Murray State in overtime in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.
 
– Oregon assistant coach Chris Crutchfield has been hired as the new head men’s basketball coach at Omaha. Crutchfield played football and basketball for the Mavericks and was an assistant in basketball in 1995-96.
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NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Philadelphia 76ers won for the ninth time in 12 games to pull within a half-game of Milwaukee for the second seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference. Joel Embiid scored 32 points on 11 of 20 shooting as the 76ers topped the Mavericks, 111-101. Embiid had 21 points by halftime and scored at least 30 for the 33rd time this season. James Harden had 24 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists while helping the Sixers make life miserable for Luka Doncic. The Dallas guard had 17 points and 10 assists but missed 15 of his 20 shots. Doncic was 2 of 10 from beyond the arc. Former Villanova star Jalen Brunson hit his first seven shots and had a team-high 24 points for the Mavs.

 
Checking out Friday’s other NBA action:
 
– Devin Booker provided 30 points and the Suns moved closer to wrapping up the best regular-season record by routing the Bulls, 129-102. Deandre Ayton added 20 points and 12 rebounds as Phoenix improved to 57-14.
 
– Tyler Herro got through an ankle scare and scored 26 points as the Heat dumped the Thunder, 120-108. Duncan Robinson scored 19 points in 19 minutes for the Eastern Conference leaders.
 
– Lauri Markkanen made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and scored a season-high 31 points, leading the Cavaliers to a 119-116 overtime victory over the Nuggets. Evan Mobley delivered 27 points and 11 boards, while Darius Garland had 25 points and 13 assists as Cleveland ended Denver’s team-record eight-game road winning streak.
 
– Rudy Gobert had a double-double and Jared Butler scored a career-high 21 points as the Jazz clobbered the Clippers, 121-92. Gobert delivered 19 points, 16 rebounds and two blocks for Utah, which jumped out to a 17-4 lead and held Los Angeles to 27% shooting in the first half.
 
– Jayson Tatum made seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points in the Celtics’ seventh win in eight games, 126-97 at Sacramento. Jaylen Brown added 30 points to help Boston easily withstand 30 points and 20 rebounds by Domantas Sabonis.
 
– The Nets won for the fifth time in six games as Kevin Durant pumped in 38 points in a 128-123 win over the Trail Blazers. Seth Curry returned from a one-game injury absence and hit seven 3-pointers while scoring 27 points in his best game since joining Brooklyn.
 
– Bogdan Bogdanovic scored a season-high 30 points as the Hawks ended the Grizzlies’ four-game winning streak, 120-105. Delon Wright had 18 points filling in for Atlanta guard Trae Young, and Ja Morant scored 29 for Memphis.
 
– The Lakers’ three-game skid is over after LeBron James scored 19 of his 36 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead their 128-123 win at Toronto. Russell Westbrook had 22 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 assists to help Los Angeles end Toronto’s five-game winning streak.
 
– C.J McCollum had 20 points and the Pelicans strengthened their play-in hopes by drubbing the Spurs, 124-91. Jonas Valanciunas had 16 points and 12 rebounds, while Jaxson Hayes added 16 points for New Orleans.
 
– The Knicks earned a 100-97 win over the Wizards behind Julius Randle’s 18 points and 17 rebounds. RJ Barrett chipped in 18 points and New York dealt Washington its sixth straight loss.
 
– Malcolm Brogdon scored 25 points and Goga Bitadze added 23, including two key baskets down the stretch, to help the Pacers beat the Rockets, 121-118. Houston dropped its fourth straight despite Christian Wood’s 32 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists.
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NBA-WARRIORS-CURRY

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be sidelined at least two weeks with a sprained ligament in his left foot. Curry went down with 4:19 remaining in the second quarter of a 110-88 home loss to the Celtics on Wednesday night. A two-week absence for Curry would sideline him until the final five games of the regular season for Golden State, which is third in the Western Conference.

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NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – Alex Ovechkin continues to take aim at Gordie Howe just three days after passing Jaromir Jagr for third on the NHL all-time goals list. Ovechkin led the Washington Capitals to a 4-3 win at Carolina, tying the game with 5:04 left in regulation and scoring on the final shootout attempt. The left wing has 769 goals, 32 behind Howe for second all time. Evgeny Kuznetsov and John Carlson also scored in regulation for Washington, which has an eight-game points streak. Rookie Seth Jarvis tallied twice for the Hurricanes, who lead the Metropolitan Division by five points over the Penguins with a game in hand.

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– Valeri Nichushkin scored twice and the Avalanche withstood a late San Jose rally to earn their third straight win, 5-3. Cale Makar added a goal and two assists for the NHL leaders, who have 93 points and are 27-5-3 since Jan. 1.
 
-The Panthers posted a 3-0 shutout of the Ducks as Jonathan Huberdeau cored twice to pass Olli Jokinen for second place in franchise history. Spencer Knight stopped 17 shots in his first career shutout, but Florida finished the game without Aaron Ekblad due to a lower-body injury in the first period.
 
– Taylor Hall provided a tiebreaking, a power-play goal with 4:47 left in the Bruins’ 4-2 win at Winnipeg. Brad Marchand and Trent Frederic also scored, Charlie McAvoy added a short-handed empty-netter and Charlie Coyle picked up three assists in Boston’s fourth win in five games.
 
– Tage Thompson scored the overtime winner and Dustin Tokarski made 24 saves as the Sabres won, 1-0 versus the Flames. It’s a rare lost point on home ice for Calgary, which is 15-1-2 in its last 18 games at the Saddledome.
 
– Josh Norris broke a tie on a power play midway through the third period of the Senators’ 3-1 verdict over the Flyers. Anton Forsberg made 27 saves to help Ottawa end a three-game skid.
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MLB-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Star shortstop Carlos Correa and the Minnesota Twins have agreed to a $105.3 million, three-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The move ends Correa’s seven-season tenure with the Houston Astros. He will earn $35.3 million annually under the deal and can opt out after the 2022 and 2023 seasons to become a free agent again. A two-time All-Star who was the first overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft, Correa led the turnaround of the Astros. Houston won its first World Series title by beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games in 2017.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– Free-agent slugger Nick Castellanos and the Philadelphia Phillies have agreed to a $100 million, five-year contract, according to a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke on condition of anonymity early Saturday because the deal was subject to a successful physical. Castellanos batted .309 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs last season for the Cincinnati Reds, making his first All-Star team and winning a Silver Slugger Award.
 
– First baseman Luke Voit has been traded from the Yankees to the Padres for a minor league pitcher. The deal comes a day after New York completed a two-year contract with Anthony Rizzo. The 31-year-old right-handed hitter led the major leagues with 22 home runs during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season, when he hit .277 with 52 RBIs.
 
– The Dodgers have signed veteran left-hander Tyler Anderson to a one-year contract. Los Angeles also acquired minor league pitcher Tanner Dodson from Tampa Bay for outfielder Luke Raley.
 
– Right-hander Archie Bradley has agreed to a one-year, $3.75 million deal to bolster the Los Angels’ bullpen.
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NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Deshaun Watson is coming to Cleveland after all. A person familiar with the decision tells the AP that the quarterback has decided to waive his no-trade clause and accept a move to the Browns. Watson rejected the trade on Thursday, but the source says he had a change of heart and called the team on Friday. The Texans are receiving three first-round picks, along with a third- and fifth-rounder. Watson didn’t play last season amid legal troubles. The three-time Pro Bowler became a target of the Browns after a grand jury declined to indict him on sexual misconduct claims made by 22 women. The Browns’ public pursuit of Watson angered incumbent starter Baker Mayfield, who requested a trade.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Chiefs have agreed with former Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on a $10.75 million deal for next season, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The Chiefs have been searching for a high-profile wide receiver to take the pressure off Tyreek Hill and tight end Travis Kelce in the passing game.
 
– The Bills released starting defensive tackle Star Lotulelei in a move that frees up salary cap space. Lotulelei was Buffalo’s primary run-stuffer, and had 40 starts in 43 games with the Bills.
 
– The Bears’ signing of unrestricted free agent defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi has been negated because of a failed physical. BOgunjobi suffered an ankle injury during the Cincinnati Bengals’ wild-card win over the Las Vegas Raiders and was lost for the remainder of the playoffs.
 
– The Cowboys are bringing back linebacker Leighton Vander Esch along with safety Malik Hooker and long snapper Jake McQuaide.
 
– The Packers have signed punter Pat O’Donnell as an apparent replacement for Corey Bojorquez, who is an unrestricted free agent.
 
 
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