March 10, 2014 in Sports

In Brief: Terrapins stun Cavaliers

From Staff And Wire Reports
 
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Maryland guard Seth Allen scored five of his 20 points in overtime as the Terrapins snapped Virginia’s 13-game winning streak.
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Men’s Basketball: Maryland closed out its 61st and final Atlantic Coast Conference regular season in stunning fashion, outlasting No. 5 Virginia 75-69 in overtime Sunday to end the Cavaliers’ 13-game winning streak.

Seth Allen scored five of his 20 points in overtime and Dez Wells finished with 18 for the Terrapins (17-14, 9-9 ACC), who will play in the Big Ten next season.

London Perrantes scored 14 points for Virginia (25-6, 16-2), which had already won the regular-season title and was vying to set an ACC record for most league wins during the regular season.

Wichita State moves to 34-0: Fred VanVleet scored 22 points including several key baskets late to lead another strong ensemble effort and No. 2 Wichita State (34-0) remained the nation’s lone unbeaten with an 83-69 win over Indiana State (23-10) in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final in St. Louis.

Wichita State matched the NCAA record for victories to start the season held by UNLV in 1990-91 with its third straight convincing tournament win after going 18-0 in the conference regular season. The Shockers won their first conference tournament since 1987.

• Buckeyes hold on to defeat No. 22 MSU: LaQuinton Ross scored 22 points and Aaron Craft added 12, including a late free throw, to lead Ohio State (23-8, 10-8 Big Ten) past No. 22 Michigan State 69-67 in Columbus, Ohio.

Keith Appling’s jumper with 2 seconds left was off the mark for the Spartans (23-8, 12-6), who failed to score over the final 4:30 as Ohio State scored the game’s final four points.

• Mercer tops FGCU in A-Sun final: Langston Hall and Anthony White Jr. scored 15 points each and Mercer (26-8) earned its first NCAA tournament berth since 1985, beating top-seeded Florida Gulf Coast (22-12) 68-60 in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship game in Fort Myers, Fla.

Meeks’ 42 powers Lakers past Thunder

NBA: Jodie Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat visiting Oklahoma City 114-110 despite a triple-double by Kevin Durant.

Pau Gasol added 20 points and 11 rebounds for the injury-ravaged Lakers, who had lost 29 of their previous 37 games.

Durant had 27 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists for his third triple-double this season.

• Rockets rally past Blazers: James Harden scored 41 points, Jeremy Lin had 26 and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 118-113 overtime win against visiting Portland.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 28 points and 12 rebounds.

• Augustin, Bulls put away Heat in OT: Joakim Noah had 20 points and 12 rebounds, D.J. Augustin scored 22 and the host Chicago Bulls beat the Miami Heat 95-88 in overtime after Jimmy Butler blocked LeBron James at the end of regulation.

Notre Dame dumps Duke for ACC title

Women’s Basketball: Jewell Loyd scored 18 of her 26 points in the second half, and No. 2 Notre Dame capped its perfect first run through the Atlantic Coast Conference by beating No. 10 Duke 69-53 in the league tournament final in Greensboro, N.C.

Kayla McBride added 25 points to help the top-seeded Fighting Irish (32-0) – last year’s Big East champions – win their second consecutive conference tournament and extend the best start in school history with their third victory over the Blue Devils (27-6) in five weeks.

• Lady Vols top Kentucky: Meighan Simmons scored 17 points, including two go-ahead free throws with 1:45 remaining, and No. 6 Tennessee (27-5) edged 12th-ranked Kentucky (24-8) 71-70 to win another SEC tournament championship in Duluth, Ga.

• No. 9 Baylor defeats No. 18 OSU: Nina Davis scored 18 points and Odyssey Sims added 17 to help No. 9 Baylor (28-4) to a 65-61 win over No. 18 Oklahoma State (23-8) in the Big 12 women’s semifinals in Oklahoma City.

Bruins beat Panthers for fifth straight win

NHL: Torey Krug scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and the Boston Bruins won their season-high fifth straight with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers in Sunrise, Fla.

Chad Johnson made 20 saves, and Chris Kelly, Jarome Iginla, Patrice Bergeron and Andrej Meszaros also scored for Boston. The Bruins are 7-0-3 during a 10-game stretch on the road, their longest such point streak since 2010-11.

• Buffalo suspends Klesla: The Buffalo Sabres have suspended newly acquired defenseman Rostislav Klesla for failing to report to the team’s AHL affiliate in Rochester.

Germans finish 1-2 at World Cup slalom

Skiing: Felix Neureuther beat Fritz Dopfer for a German 1-2 finish at a men’s World Cup slalom in Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, while Marcel Hirscher finished fifth to take the lead in the overall standings by four points.

Neureuther finished in a two-run combined time of 1 minute, 45.50 seconds to lead Dopfer by 0.59. Norwegian teenager Henrik Kristoffersen took third, 0.79 back.

• Canadian skier ends career in style: Michael Janyk’s last World Cup race went so well, he almost had to postpone his retirement for a week.

The Canadian slalom skier was 2.67 seconds off before clocking the fastest second-run time and finishing in 15th.

The result left him seven slalom ranking points short of qualifying for the World Cup finals in Lenzerheide, Switzerland, where only the top 25 racers of each discipline are allowed to start.

“That was amazing. It was so much fun that last run,” Janyk told the Associated Press. “I wanted to finish with that enjoyment, that feeling, and that was exactly what it was.”

Ethiopians dominate, sweep L.A. Marathon

Miscellany: Amane Gobena won the Los Angeles Marathon in 2 hours, 27 minutes, 37 seconds.

She crossed the finish line 41 seconds ahead of men’s champion and fellow Ethiopian Gebo Burka and won a $50,000 bonus for being the first elite runner to finish. The women started 17:41 ahead of the men. She also won a $25,000 first prize as top woman. Burka won in 2:10:37.

• Chivas USA beats Chicago: Bobby Burling headed home Mauro Rosales’ corner kick in the 88th minute, and Chivas USA pulled out a 3-2 victory over the visiting Chicago Fire in a Major League Soccer opener.


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