>Colts Look To Finish Strong
(Indianapolis, IN) — The Colts will look to finish a disappointing year on a high note this Sunday against the Jaguars. Indy was eliminated from playoff contention but they still have plenty to play for. The team is trying to avoid what would be only its second losing season in the last 15 years. Kickoff is set for 1 o’clock at Lucas Oil Stadium.
>>Bears Preparing For Vikings
(Lake Forest, IL) — The Bears are back to work preparing for Sunday’s season finale against the Vikings. Tracy Porter, Leonard Floyd, Pernell McPhee and Willie Young all missed practice yesterday. Bobby Massie was limited with a toe injury.
>>Wizards Hang On, Clip Pacers
(Washington, D.C.) — John Wall scored 36 points with 11 rebounds and nine assists as the Wizards topped the Pacers 111-105 at the Verizon Center. Paul George paced Indiana with 34 points in defeat. Jeff Teague had 19 and 11 assists. Indy has lost four-in-a-row and six-of-eight overall.
>>Bulls Sink Nets On Butler’s Buzzer-Beater
(Chicago, IL) — Jimmy Butler’s jumper at the buzzer gave the Bulls a 101-99 win over the Nets in Chicago. Butler finished with 40 points and 11 rebounds for the Bulls, who have won two straight on the heels of a three-game skid. Chicago is 16-and-16 and visits the Pacers tomorrow.
>>Hoosiers Clipped By Utah In Foster Farms Bowl
(Santa Clara, CA) — Joe Williams tallied 222 rushing yards and a score as number-19 Utah clipped Indiana 26-24 at the Foster Farms Bowl in Santa Clara. The 6-and-7 Hoosiers held a one-point lead until a 27-yard field goal put them behind for good with 1:24 to play. Richard Lagow and Zander Diamont each tossed a touchdown in defeat.
>>Wildcats Win Pinstripe Bowl
Justin Jackson rushed for 224 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to a 31-24 win over 23rd-ranked Pitt in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. The Wildcats earned only their third bowl victory in program history. They end the year 7 and 6.
>>Fabbri Bags Hat Trick As Blues Beat Flyers
(St. Louis, MO) — Robby Fabbri logged his first career hat trick to lead the Blues to a 6-3 win over the Flyers. The Blues scored four times in the third period en route to improving to 12-1-and-4 at home. Carter Hutton made 17 saves. The Blues host Nashville tomorrow.
>>Blackhawks, Panarin Agree To Extension
(Chicago, IL) — The Blackhawks are forward Artemi Panarin have agreed to a two-year extension. ESPN reports the new pact is worth an average of six-million per year. Panarin leads the ‘Hawks with 37 points this season.
>>Huskers Upset Indiana In Conference Opener
(Bloomington, IN) — Indiana opened up Big Ten play being upset by Nebraska 87-83 in Bloomington. The 16th-ranked Hoosiers were paced by Thomas Bryant, who scored 17 and pulled down 10 boards. Indiana had a 26-game home winning streak snapped and fell to 10-and-3 overall.
>>SLU Hosts Rhode Island Friday
(St. Louis, MO) — Saint Louis University returns to the floor Friday night at home against Rhode Island. It’s the start of Atlantic 10 play for both teams. The Billikens have been off since a loss to Winthrop last Thursday. SLU is 4-and-8. The Rams are 8-and-4.
>>Mizzou Entertains Lipscomb Tonight
(Columbia, MO) — Missouri is back in action tonight when the Tigers welcome Lipscomb to Mizzou Arena. Mizzou has been off since losing to Illinois in last Wednesday’s Braggin’ Rights game at Scottrade. The Tigers are 5-and-6 on the year. The Bisons are 6-and-9.
>>Illinois Hosts Ohio State Sunday
(Champaign, IL) — The Illinois Fighting Illini will be back on the hardwood on Sunday hosting Ohio State. The Illini opened Big Ten play with an 84-59 loss at Maryland on Tuesday. Illinois is 10-and-4 overall.