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#16 ETSU Gives #1 Pitt A Good Scare

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Pitt's massive center DeJuan Blair bullied his way inside for 27 points and 16 rebounds as the Panthers, playing their first game as a top seed in the NCAA tournament, survived a frightful 40 minutes from No. 16 seed East Tennessee State and advanced with a 72-62 win on Friday in the East Regional.

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#6 Marquette Holds Off WAC Champion #11 Utah State

Posted: 03/20/2009 - BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lazar Hayward scored 26 points and the Golden Eagles made 10 straight free throws down the stretch to hold off Utah State 58-57 Friday in the first round of the West Regional.

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3-Point Play Propels #8 Oklahoma State Past #9 Tennessee

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Oklahoma State's barrel-chested point guard found a clear path to the basket for a three-point play with 7.2 seconds left Friday, sending the Cowboys to a breakthrough 77-75 victory over Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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#6 ASU Holds Off #11 Temple

Posted: 03/20/2009 - The Sun Devils' scoring leader struggled most of the game but sank a 3-pointer with 4:02 left to help hold off Temple, and Arizona State won 66-57 in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

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#3 Kansas 84, #14 Bison 74

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Collins scored a season-high 32 points and went basket for basket with NDSU star Ben Woodside, and Aldrich had 23 points to help the defending NCAA champions hold off the 14th-seeded Bison 84-74 in the first round Friday.

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#3 Syracuse Rolls Past #14 Stephen F. Austin

Posted: 03/20/2009 - Jonny Flynn scored 16 points, Rick Jackson and Arinze Onuaku each added 12 and the third-seeded Orange beat the Lumberjacks 59-44 on Friday in a South regional first-round matchup.

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Calhoun To Return To Huskies Bench On Sunday

Updated: 03/20/2009 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Connecticut player A.J. Price says Jim Calhoun will coach the Huskies on Saturday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Williams: Lawson A Game-Time Decision

Updated: 03/20/2009 - GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina coach Roy Williams says injured point guard Ty Lawson will likely be a gametime decision for the Tar Heels' game against LSU in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Former NFL QB Killed In Car Accident

Updated: 03/20/2009 - HILADELPHIA (AP) - A former NFL quarterback who failed to show for sentencing on drunken driving charges nearly four years ago was killed in a car crash in Greece, authorities said, leaving behind an unsolved mystery involving two suspicious fires and years spent on the lam.

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Upset Of The Day: #12 Western Kentucky Dumps #5 Illinois

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Steffphon Pettigrew had 17 points to lead Western Kentucky (25-8) which led by as many as 17 points but had to hold off a late charge by the Illini (24-10). It was the 19th time in the last 21 years that a 12 seed has beaten a No. 5.

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UCLA Survives VCU

Posted: 03/19/2009 - VCU's Eric Maynor missed a contested 17-footer at the buzzer and the sixth-seeded Bruins held on for a 65-64 victory over the Rams on Thursday night in the opening round of the East Regional.

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Sharks Clowe Out A Week

Posted: 03/19/2009 - SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - Left wing Ryane Clowe will be out of the San Jose Sharks' lineup for at least a week after undergoing lower-body surgery.

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Texas Beats Minnesota 76-52

Posted: 03/19/2009 - GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) - A.J. Abrams hit eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points to help Texas beat Minnesota 76-62 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

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Michigan Holds Off Clemson

Posted: 03/19/2009 - Michigan stymied Clemson with its 1-3-1 defense and survived a late scare in its first NCAA tournament game in 11 years, beating the Tigers 62-59 in the first round of South Regional Thursday night.

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Ovechkin Scores His 50th Goal

Posted: 03/19/2009 - TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 50th goal of the season Thursday night to become the Washington Capitals' first three-time 50-goal scorer.

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#3 Villanova Comes Back From 14 To Beat #14 American

Posted: 03/19/2009 - PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Dwayne Anderson and Dante Cunningham each scored 25 points, and Villanova rallied back from a 14-point hole to beat upset-minded American 80-67 in the first round of the NCAA tournament Thursday night.

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Gonzaga Rallies To Beat Akron

Posted: 03/19/2009 - PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Josh Heytvelt scored 22 points - seven during a decisive, late run - and Gonzaga rallied to get past determined but ultimately overwhelmed Akron 77-64 on Thursday night.

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White Sox Beat Giants

Posted: 03/19/2009 - SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Chicago White Sox left-hander John Danks thinks he's finally finding his groove.

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Longoria Replaces Jones On U.S. WBC Roster

Posted: 03/19/2009 - LOS ANGELES (AP) - Evan Longoria has replaced Chipper Jones on the United States roster for the semifinal round of the World Baseball Classic.

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Hansbrough Becomes All-Time Leading Scorer In ACC History

Posted: 03/19/2009 - The 6-foot-9 senior needed three points in the Tar Heels' NCAA tournament opener against Radford on Thursday to pass Duke's J.J. Redick for the mark. Hansbrough missed his first two shots before tying Redick on a layup about 3½ minutes in, then broke the record with a pair of free throws with 15:43 left in the first half of the 101-58 victory.

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Federal Prosecutor Recommends Probation For Tejada

Posted: 03/19/2009 - WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal prosecutor on Thursday recommended that All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada get probation and no prison time for misleading Congress about the use of performance-enhancing drugs.

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Steelers Looking For Additional Partners

Posted: 03/19/2009 - The Rooneys are seeking investors so they can buy shares from Dan Rooney's brothers that would separate the Steelers from the family's gaming interest and satisfy NFL rules regarding ownership equity.

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