>>WSU QB Hilinski Found Dead After Apparent Suicide
(Pullman, WA) — Washington State is mourning the death of quarterback Tyler Hilinski. Pullman Police found him dead Tuesday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his apartment. A rifle was recovered next to the 21-year-old, along with a suicide note. Hilinski started the Holiday Bowl for the Cougars less than three weeks ago.
>>Celtics’ White Dies At 71
(Boston, MA) — NBA Hall of Famer and Celtics legend Jo Jo White is dead. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 71 after battling cancer. White was a two-time NBA champion, Finals MVP, seven-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist. He played 12 seasons in the NBA, mostly with Boston. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 17.2 points, 4.9 assists and four rebounds per game.
>>Pelicans Clip Celtics in OT
(Boston, MA) — Another monster performance from Anthony Davis carried the Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime win against the Celtics in Boston. Davis exploded for 45 points and 16 rebounds as New Orleans picked up its third straight win. This was following a 48-point performance against the Knicks on Martin Luther King Day. Davis is averaging just under 40 points over his last four games.
>>Bulls Host Warriors
(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls will try to end a three-game homestand undefeated tonight, but will have to beat the defending-champion Warriors to do it. Chicago has taken the first two games against the Pistons and Heat to improve to 17-and-27. The Bulls are six games behind Detroit for the final playoff spot in the East. Golden State leads the NBA at 36-and-9.
>>Blues Rally To Beat Maple Leafs In Overtime
(Toronto, Ontario) — The Blues rallied to beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 in overtime in Toronto. Alexander Steen tied the game for St. Louis with less than a minute left in regulation and Vince Dunn won it in OT. Carter Hutton made 30 saves for the Blues, who are third in the Central Division with 57 points. They will skate in Ottawa tomorrow.
>>Report: Blackhawks’ Crawford Could Miss Season
(Chicago, IL) — Bad news is trickling in regarding Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford. According to Sportsnet, Crawford could miss the rest of the season. He’s been on injured reserve since December 27th with an “upper-body” injury. The organization has not commented on the report. Chicago is off until Saturday when the Blackhawks host the Islanders.
>>Illinois At Wisconsin On Friday
(Champaign, IL) — Illinois will try again for its first Big Ten win of the season on Friday on the road at Wisconsin. The Fighting Illini lost to Nebraska at the buzzer on Monday for their fourth straight loss. Illinois is 10-and-9 overall and 0-and-6 in conference play. Wisconsin has lost its last three to slip to 9-and-10 and 2-and-4.
>>Kansas State Upsets Number-Six OU
(Manhattan, KS) — Oklahoma star freshman Trae Young finally had an off-night in an 87-69 loss at Kansas State. Young turned the ball over an NCAA season-high 12 times and hit only 2-of-10 threes. He still finished with 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting to go along with six assists. The sixth-ranked Sooners fell to 14-and-3 overall and 4-and-2 in the Big 12.
>>Jaguars’ Fournette Okay After Car Crash
(Jacksonville, FL) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is okay following a car crash. The Jags say Fournette’s vehicle was rear-ended yesterday morning, but he was able to drive home without a problem. Florida Highway Patrol says Fournette wasn’t to blame for the collision on I-295 near Heckscher. Jacksonville plays the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.
Coming up this Friday night on the Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by Landmark of Taylorville, it’s the Eisenhower Panthers playing host to Glenwood. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame Show gets underway at 7:15p.m. and the tip-off follows at 7:30p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call, Friday night on Talk 101 FM!