K-Heart Sports – 03/20/21

K-HEART SPORTS – SUNDAY – 032022 – 0700
 
MINOT, ND – Four Winds-Minnewaukan completed an undefeated season at 27-0 winning the championship at the State Class B Boys Basketball Tournament. It’s their first title since 2016.
 
High School Boys Basketball
Class B
 
State Tournament – Minot State Dome
 
7th Place
Bowman County 49, Stanley 40
5th Place
#3 Shiloh Christian 56, #5 Grafton 48
3rd Place
#4 LaMoure-Litchville-Marion 45, Bishop Ryan 38
Championship
#1 Four Winds-Minnewauken 69, #2 Kindred 49
——————————————————————————-
 
ACHA HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot State women’s hockey team had their season come to an end in the semifinals of the ACHA Division 1 Women’s National Hockey Tournament. The Beavers lost to Midland University 4-3 on Saturday. They end the season with a record of 26-7-0, having five of their seven losses against the Warriors.
 
The Dakota College at Bottineau women came up short in the ACHA Division 2 Women’s National Hockey Tournament championship. Assiniboine Community College defeated the Lady Jacks 2-1.
——————————————————————————
 
NAHL HOCKEY
 
MINOT, ND – The Minot Minotaurs couldn’t complete the sweep of the Bismarck Bobcats last night at MAYSA Arena. The Cats scored a 4-3 overtime win to split the weekend series.
——————————————————————————
 
TIMBERWOLVES-BUCKS
 
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Anthony Edwards scored 25 for the Minnesota Timberwolves in a 138-119 win against the Milwaukee Bucks, who were playing without star Giannis Antetokounmpo due to right knee soreness. Naz Reid added 14 points off the bench for a Minnesota in a rare matchup that turned testy early on. Timberwolves guard Patrick Beverley and Milwaukee’s George Hill were both ejected after a first-quarter skirmish. Khris Middleton scored 15 for Milwaukee, which had won eight of nine. Antetokounmpo was ruled out as the team manages the strain on his knees.
——————————————————————————-
 
WILD-BLACKHAWKS
 
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – Ryan Hartman scored with 3:13 left in the game, and the Minnesota Wild beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday to finish off a four-game season sweep of its Central Division rival. Frederick Gaudreau and Jordan Greenway also scored for Minnesota. Cam Talbot made 21 saves to win his fifth straight, improving to 9-4-0 in his last 13 starts. Seth Jones scored his first goal in 36 games for the Blackhawks, and Kevin Lankinen made 31 saves.
——————————————————————————-
 
TWINS-CORREA SIGNING
 
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.
——————————————————————————-
 

NCAA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

UNDATED (AP) – The NCAA men’s basketball tournament continues without the defending champs. Top-seeded Baylor erased a 25-point deficit in the second half to force overtime before North Carolina regrouped to beat the Bears, 93-86 in the second round. RJ Davis poured in a career-high 30 points and Brady Manek added a season-high 26 before being ejected for a flagrant foul. Baylor’s comeback started minutes after Manek drained a 3-pointer that gave the Tar Heels a 67-42 lead. Armando Bacot had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the 26-9 Tar Heels. Adam Flagler had 27 points for Baylor, which finishes 27-7.

 
Two other No. 1 seeds struggled before reaching the Sweet 16.
 
Top overall seed Gonzaga rallied from a 10-point halftime deficit to beat No. 9 Memphis, 82-78. Drew Timme scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half to help the Bulldogs avoid an early ouster. Andrew Nembhard added 23 points for the Bulldogs. who trailed at halftime for only the fourth time this season.
 
Remy Martin led Kansas in scoring for the second straight game, providing 20 points in a 79-72 victory against Creighton. Ochai Agbaji furnished 13 of his 15 points in the second half, putting the Jayhawks ahead for good with his first basket shortly after intermission.
 
Meanwhile, the glass slipper still fits Saint Peter’s as the Peacocks became the third No. 15 seed to reach the Sweet 16. KC Ndefo dropped in 17 points as Saint Peters’ beat Murray State, 70-60. Doug Edert came off the bench to score 13 points for the Peacocks, including some big baskets late. Saint Peter’s built a 13-point lead early in the second half and never trailed, but Murray State still made it tense got within two before the Peacocks closed on an 11-3 run.
 
In other second-round action:
 
– No. 11 Michigan booked the most surprising of its five straight trips to the Sweet 16 by beating third seed Tennessee, 76-68. Eli Brooks put Michigan ahead for good with a three-point play and delivered four critical points in the final minute. Brooks finished with 23 points and Hunter Dickinson had 27 with 10 rebounds, grabbing two boards in the closing seconds.
 
– Tyger Campbell scored 16 points and fourth-seeded UCLA advanced to the regional semifinals for the second straight year by beating fifth-seeded Saint Mary’s, 72-56. The Bruins lost star Jaime Jacquez Jr. to a right ankle injury with 6:58 left in the game after he scored 15 points, all in the first half. Johnny Juzang made three consecutive jumpers that put the Bruins up 54-44 with 9:41 left.
 
– Noah Horchler scored 16 points and No. 4 Providence moved into the Sweet 16 for the first time in 25 years by pounding Richmond, 79-51. The Friars had their best 3-point shooting performance of the season, hitting 54.5% from downtown on 12 of 22. Providence controlled the game from the start and went up 21 on the Spiders less than two minutes into the second half.
 
– Fourth-seeded Arkansas is in the Sweet 16 for a second consecutive year following a 53-48 win over No. 12 New Mexico State. JD Notae scored 18 points before fouling out with 1:22 left and Jaylin Williams had 10 points and 15 rebounds for the Razorbacks
——————————————————————————
 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL-XAVIER-MILLER

CINCINNATI (AP) – Former Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller has returned to Xavier, less than a year after being fired by Arizona amid an ongoing NCAA investigation that’s stretched nearly four years. Miller went 120-47 at Xavier from 2004-09, leading the Musketeers to four NCAA Tournaments before being hired at Arizona. Miller and the Wildcats have been in the NCAA’s crosshairs since being ensnared in a 2017 FBI investigation into shady recruiting practices.

——————————————————————————

NBA-SCHEDULE

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The Minnesota Timberwolves looks like a team that wants to avoid the Western Conference play-in round. Karl-Anthony Towns and Anthony Edwards poured in 25 points apiece as the Timberwolves whipped the Bucks, 138-119. Towns also grabbed 11 rebounds in Minnesota’s 10th win in 11 games. The Wolves shot 22 of 47 from downtown, including 9 of 14 in a decisive third quarter. Minnesota is within a half-game of Denver for the sixth seed in the West. The top six seeds avoid the play-in. Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton and Pat Connaughton each had 15 points for Milwaukee, which was without Giannis Antetokounmpo because of right knee soreness.

 
Checking out Saturday’s other NBA action:
 
– Charlotte has a four-game winning streak after Miles Bridges scored 23 points and P.J. Washington added a season-high 21 in a 129-108 dismantling of the Mavericks. Terry Rozier scored 18 points, and LaMelo Ball and Kelly Oubre each had 17 points for the Hornets. Luka Doncic had 37 points and eight 3s for the Mavs, who were playing their fifth road game in eight nights.
 
– Darius Garland and Evan Mobley each had double-doubles as the Cavaliers got past the Pistons, 113-109. Garland finished with 24 points and 12 assists, while Mobley contributed 12 points, 11 boards and six assists. Cedi Osman scored 16 points to help Cleveland clinch its first non-losing season in four years.
 
– LeBron James passed Karl Malone for second place on the NBA’s career scoring list while scoring 38 points in the Lakers’ 127-119 loss to the Wizards. Kristaps Porzingis scored 16 of his 27 points in the final quarter to help Washington storm back from a 16-point deficit. Porzingis connected on a 3-pointer with 38 seconds left to put the Wizards up by six.
——————————————————————————
 

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) – The Pittsburgh Penguins are a little closer to first place. Sidney Crosby scored twice and Evgeni Malkin provided the game-winner as the Penguins downed the Coyotes, 4-1. Malkin snapped a 1-1 deadlock with 7:24 remaining before Crosby added two goals in the final 3:37, including an empty-netter. Tristan Jarry picked up his 31st win and the Penguins moved within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Hurricanes.

 
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
 
– Mika Zibanejad scored a tiebreaking power-play goal with 16 seconds left in the Rangers’ 2-1 win over the Lightning. Igor Shesterkin made 28 saves and Jacob Trouba had the other New York goal. Brayden Point scored and Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped 25 shots for the Lightning, who were coming off a 3-3 road trip.
 
– The Golden Knights were 5-1 winners over the Kings behind Logan Thompson’s 37 saves. Alex Pietrangelo had a goal and an assist for Vegas, which also received scoring from Michael Amadio, Evgenii Dadanov, Mattias Janmark and Chandler Stephenson.
 
– Matthew Tkachuk had a goal and two assists for the Flames in a 5-2 victory against the Canucks. Rasmus Andersson had a goal and an assist to back Dan Vladar, who handled 23 shots.
 
– The Oilers earned a 6-3 win over the Devils as Connor McDavid had a goal and a pair of assists. Evander Kane scored twice in Edmonton’s fifth win in a row.
 
– Yanni Gourde netted the game-winner while the Kraken put together a four-goal third period to beat the Red Wings, 4-2. Gourde added an empty-netter to cap the scoring after Seattle trailed 2-0 in the third.
 
– The Blues absorbed their third straight loss as Gus Nyquist, Patrik Laine and Emil Bemstrom each had a goal and an assist in the Blue
Jackets’ 5-4 downing of St. Louis. Elvis Merzlikins stopped 19 shots before being replaced by Joonas Kopisalo due to injury at 6:06 of the third.
 
– Eeli Tolvanen, Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene each had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to their third win in four games, 6-3 versus the Maple Leafs. Juuse Saros made 38 saves, Roman Josi had three assists and Colton Sissons added two.
 
– Brock Nelson recorded his fourth career hat trick by netting three in the third period of the Islanders’ 4-2 win over the Stars. Semyon Varlamov stopped 37 shots and Ryan Pulock tallied as New York improved to 5-0-1 in its last six games.
 
– Ryan Hartman broke a 1-1 tie with 3:13 left in the Wild’s 3-1 win against the Blackhawks. Cam Talbot stopped 27 shots in his fifth straight win as Minnesota completed a four-game sweep of the season series.
 
– The Canadiens handled the Senators, 5-1 as Jake Allen made 29 saves for his first victory since November. Jake Evans had a goal and an assist for Montreal.
——————————————————————————
 

NHL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – The Florida Panthers have acquired forwards Claude Giroux, Connor Bunnaman and German Rubtsov from the Flyers. The Panthers also get a 2024 fifth-round draft selection for forward Owen Tippett, a conditional 2024 first-round selection and Florida’s 2023 third-round draft pick. Philadelphia will receive the Florida Panthers first-round 2024 selection, unless the pick falls within the top 10. In that condition, Philadelphia will receive Florida’s 2025 first-round selection.

 
Also in the NHL:
 
– The Bruins have acquired defensemen Hampus Lindholm and Kodie Curran from the Ducks for John Moore, Urho Vaakanainen and a package of draft picks. Boston will send a first-round pick this year and second rounders in 2023 and ’24 to Anaheim.
 
– Hurricanes forward Nino Niederreiter has been suspended for one game by the NHL for slashing Washington Capitals forward Axel Jonsson-Fjallby during Friday’s game. Niederreiter was assessed a minor penalty. Niederreiter will miss Sunday’s game against the Rangers.
——————————————————————————
 

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 person tells The Associated Press that Correa will make $35.3 million annually and can opt out after the 2022 and 2023 seasons to become a free agent again. His average salary becomes baseball’s fourth-highest behind Mets pitcher Max Scherzer, Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole and Angels outfielder Mike Trout. Correa joins a team that has lost 18 consecutive postseason games and finished last in the AL Central a year ago at 73-89. Correa led the turnaround of the Astros. Houston won its first World Series title by beating the Dodgers in seven games in 2017.

 
In other MLB news:
 
– A person familiar with the negotiations says free-agent slugger Nick Castellanos and the Phillies have agreed to a five-year, $100 million, pending a successful physical. Castellanos batted .309 with 34 homers and 100 RBIs last season for the Reds, making his first All-Star team and winning a Silver Slugger Award.
 
– The Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract with Drew Smyly, whose deal includes a mutual 2023 option. The 32-year-old Smyly went 11-4 with a 4.48 ERA in 29 games, 23 starts, for the World Series champion Braves last year.
——————————————————————————-
 

NFL-NEWS

UNDATED (AP) – Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford has agreed to a four-year contract extension through 2026 after winning the Super Bowl in his first season with the team. ESPN says the deal signed by Stafford on Saturday is worth $160 million, with $135 million guaranteed. Stafford set a franchise record with 4,886 yards passing in the 17-game regular season, and he tied Kurt Warner’s team record with 41 touchdown passes while leading the Rams to the NFC West title.

 
In other NFL news:
 
– The Falcons have agreed to terms on a new contract with all-purpose standout Cordarrelle Patterson. He set career highs in rushing and receiving, running ran for 618 yards and six touchdowns on 153 carries, while grabbing 52 passes for 548 yards and five TDs.
 
– The Browns have agreed to trade backup quarterback Case Keenum to Buffalo and sign free agent QB Jacoby Brissett, a person familiar with the deals. The source tells the AP that Cleveland will receive a seventh-round draft pick in 2022 for Keenum.
 
 
(Copyright 2022 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
 

Leave a Reply