SPORTS

January 16, 2017

RACER WOMEN ROLL SIUE
Ke’Shunan James and LeAsia Wright each scored a game-high 23 points as Murray State defeated SIUE 84-77 in women’s basketball action on Sunday afternoon at the Vadalabene Center. The Racers hit a season-high 13 3-pointers and rallied from a halftime deficit to improve to 12-6 overall and 4-1 in the OVC. The Racers made six free throws the final 19 seconds to seal the win. Abria Gulledge chipped in with 12 points and Jasmine Borders added nine on three made 3-pointers. The Racers continue a three-game road swing when the visit Austin Peay at 4 pm on Saturday.

SUNDAY’S WOMEN’S REGIONAL INTEREST SCORES
Kentucky 82, Georgia 61
Louisville 63, Miami 59
WKU 66, Middle Tennessee 51
Missouri 74, Vanderbilt 68

SUNDAY’S MEN’S REGIONAL INTEREST SCORES
Cincinnati 55, East Carolina 46
Indiana 76, Rutgers 57
Loyola Chicago 77, Missouri State 71
Northern Iowa 79, Drake 60

DEFENSE KEYS RACER WIN OVER COUGARS
Murray State held SIUE to 35% shooting from the field and 15% from three-point range to notch a 67-59 win over Cougars on Saturday night at the Vadalabene Center. Terrell Miller was a rebound shy of his fourth-straight double-double with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Jonathan Stark added 16 points, Damarcus Croaker scored 11, and Bryce Jones 10 as the Racers improved to 10-9 overall and 4-1 in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Racers return to action on Thursday night when Eastern Kentucky visits the CFSB Center, and then return to the road to face Austin Peay Saturday night. We will talk about all of the games tonight at 6 on Froggy during Hey Coach with Matt McMahon.

CROSSTOWN CLASSIC SPLIT
After splitting Crosstown Classic games on Friday night, all four local teams will pursue different agendas this week. Kamden Price scored 17 points to lead the Calloway County boys past Murray High 50-39 in Friday’s meeting at the CFSB Center. Preston English and Will Lovins each scored 10 points to lead the Tigers. The Laker boys are now 11-6 and will visit McCracken County tonight. The Murray boys are 10-7, and will face Fulton County tomorrow night at 7:45 in the Region 1 All-A Classic quarterfinals at Mayfield High School.

The Murray High girls outscored Calloway County 43-11 over the second and third quarters in a 65-32 romp in Friday’s Crosstown Classic opener at The Bank. Maddie Waldrop led the Murray girls with a season high 20 points, while Charlee Settle paced the Calloway girls with 10 points. The 13-3 Murray girls will play Hickman County today at 4:30 in the All-A Classic quarterfinals in Mayfield. You can hear the game at 4 pm on WNBS. Calloway County is now 15-3, and will play at McCracken County tonight at 6.

SATURDAY BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES
1st Region All A Classic
Fulton City 59, CCA 52

Marshall County 70, South Warren 45
Caldwell County 73, Union County 45
Livingston Central 60, Dawson Springs 54
Lyon County 93, Fort Campbell 62

SATURDAY GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCORES
1st Region All A Classic
Hickman County 55, CCA 31

Lyon County 51, Fort Campbell 28

RACER RIFLE WINS OLE MISS HOSTED EVENT
Robert Broadstreet tied a school record in air rifle with a 597, as the third-ranked Murray State rifle team shot a 4708 to defeat both fifth-ranked Kentucky and 13th-ranked Ole Miss Saturday in Oxford, Mississippi. The Racers shot a 2334 in smallbore and a 2374 in air rifle en route to their fifth consecutive 4700-plus performance. Junior Ivan Roe led the way in smallbore with a 589. The Racers will host the Roger Withrow Invitational on Friday with eight teams coming to Murray’s Pat Spurgin Rifle Range.

BULLS DOWN MEMPHIS
Mike Conley had 28 points and eight assists, but the Grizzlies fell to the Bulls, 108-104, in Memphis last night. Marc Gasol added 24 points and 11 boards in defeat. The Grizz have MLK Day off and visit the Wizards on Wednesday.

ST. LOUIS NIPS ANAHEIM
Berglund scored his second goal of the game in overtime to give the Blues a 2-1 win over the Ducks in Anaheim. He opened the scoring in the second period. Carter Hutton made 22 saves as the Blues won their second straight. They’re back home to host Ottawa tomorrow.

CARDS HEAD TO ARBITRATION WITH TWO PITCHERS
The Cardinals will go to arbitration with pitchers Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez. GM John Mozeliak said at the team’s Winter Warm-Up that they have no plans to settle on a contract ahead of time. The Cards haven’t gone to arbitration in 17 years.

NATIONAL SPORTS BRIEFS
The Packers are moving on to the NFC Championship Game. Mason Crosby’s 51-yard field goal as time expired gave the Packers a 34-31 win over the Cowboys in an NFC Divisional Round showdown in Arlington. The Pack will face the Falcons in the NFC title game in Atlanta on Sunday.

The Steelers are heading to the AFC Championship Game. Chris Boswell booted a playoff-record six field goals and the Steelers held on for an 18-16 win over the Chiefs in Kansas City. Pittsburgh will be on the road again to take on Tom Brady and the Patriots on Sunday.

Russell Westbrook posted his 20th triple-double of the season as the Thunder trimmed the Kings, 122-118. Westbrook had 36 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He’s only the third player to record 20 triple-doubles in a single season in NBA history.

Justin Thomas won the Sony Open in historic fashion. Thomas set the all-time PGA Tour scoring record in a 72-hole event with a blistering 253. Thomas carded a 59 in the opening round Thursday and finished seven shots ahead of runner-up Justin Rose.

The Cubs are meeting with President Obama at the White House in honor of winning the World Series today. Chicago ended its 108-year championship drought by beating Cleveland in seven games last November.

SUNDAY’S SCOREBOARD

NFL Playoffs
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Green Bay Packers 34, Dallas Cowboys 31
(NFC Divisional Round)

Pittsburgh Steelers 18, Kansas City Chiefs 16
(AFC Divisional Round)

NBA
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Dallas Mavericks 98, Minnesota Timberwolves 87
Toronto Raptors 116, New York Knicks 101
Atlanta Hawks 111, Milwaukee Bucks 98
Houston Rockets 137, Brooklyn Nets 112
Chicago Bulls 108, Memphis Grizzlies 104
Oklahoma City Thunder 122, Sacramento Kings 118
Detroit Pistons 102, Los Angeles Lakers 97

NHL
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Washington Capitals 5, Philadelphia Flyers 0
Minnesota Wild 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2
New Jersey Devils 2, Vancouver Canucks 1 (OT)
St. Louis Blues 2, Anaheim Ducks 1 (OT)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Rankings)
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#22 Cincinnati Bearcats 55, East Carolina Pirates 46
#25 USC Trojans 71, Colorado Buffaloes 68

MONDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

NBA
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1:00 p.m. – Atlanta Hawks at New York Knicks
2:00 p.m. – Portland Trail Blazers at Washington Wizards
3:30 p.m. – Philadelphia 76ers at Milwaukee Bucks
4:00 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Indiana Pacers
5:00 p.m. – Orlando Magic at Denver Nuggets
7:30 p.m. – Charlotte Hornets at Boston Celtics
8:00 p.m. – Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors
9:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Phoenix Suns
10:30 p.m. – Oklahoma City Thunder at Los Angeles Clippers

NHL
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1:00 p.m. – Dallas Stars at Buffalo Sabres
1:00 p.m. – New York Islanders at Boston Bruins
3:00 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Detroit Red Wings
4:00 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets at San Jose Sharks
4:00 p.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning at Los Angeles Kings
7:00 p.m. – Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins
9:00 p.m. – Arizona Coyotes at Edmonton Oilers

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Rankings)
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9:00 p.m. – #2 Kansas Jayhawks at Iowa State Cyclones
6:30 p.m. – #3 Villanova Wildcats host Seton Hall Pirates
2:00 p.m. – #8 Creighton Bluejays at #14 Xavier Musketeers
7:00 p.m. – #12 North Carolina Tar Heels host Syracuse Orange
12:00 p.m. – #13 Butler Bulldogs host Marquette Golden Eagles