Wizards Win On Road, Topple Bulls
(Chicago, IL) — Tomas Satoransky sank five-of-six three-pointers and scored a career-high 25 points as the Wizards beat the Bulls 101-90 in Chicago. Satoransky left with just more than three-minutes to play after landing on his shoulder and head after a flagrant foul by Chicago’s Bobby Portis. Otto Porter Junior had 14 points and nine boards in the victory. Washington is 6-and-2 in its past eight games. Justin Holiday led Chicago scorers with 15 points. Lauri Markkanen had 12 points and 10 boards, as seven Bulls scored in double figures. The Bulls lost for the eighth time in nine games.
Wild Shut Out Blackhawks
(Saint Paul, MN) — Charlie Coyle scored a pair of goals as the Wild tamed the Blackhawks 3-0 in Saint Paul. Devan Dubnyk logged a season-high 44 saves in the Minnesota victory. Mikko Koivu also lit the lamp in the winning effort. The Wild are 4-1-and-1 in their last six games. Chicago’s Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews each had five shots on goal. Jeff Glass made 16 saves on 19 shots. The Blackhawks have lost five in a row.
Oklahoma State Upsets West Virginia
(Morgantown, WV) — Oklahoma State went into Morgantown and beat number-17 West Virginia, 88-85. Cameron McGriff hit all 13 of his free-throw attempts to help him reach 20 points. Kendall Smith also had 20 for the Cowboys, who improved to 15-and-10 and 5-and-7 in the Big 12. Jevon Carter’s 33 points wasn’t enough for the Mountaineers. West Virginia dropped to 18-and-7 and 7-and-5 in conference as they had a two-game winning streak come to an end.
Struggling Oklahoma Falls To Iowa State
(Ames, IA) — Number-18 Oklahoma couldn’t get it together in Ames where they lost 88-80 to Iowa State. It was the Sooners’ fourth defeat in their last five games. OU freshman star Trae Young made only 1-of-8 threes, but did have 22 points and 11 assists as they fell to 16-and-8 and 6-and-6 in the Big 12. Iowa State built a 10-point lead going into halftime and held on to improve to 13-and-11 and 4-and-8 in conference. Lindell Wiggington posted 26 points, while Cameron Lard had 19 and 17 rebounds in the win.
Baylor Hammers Kansas
(Waco, TX) — Baylor’s defense stepped up in an 80-64 upset of number-10 Kansas in Waco. The Bears held the Jayhawks to just under 40-percent shooting and 6-of-31 from the three. Jo Lual-Acuil Junior scored 19 points for Baylor, which is 15-and-10 and 5-and-7 in the Big 12. Devonte’ Graham was the lone bright spot for Kansas as he tallied 23 points and four assists. The Jayhawks fell to 19-and-6 and 8-and-4 in conference.
Bridges, Michigan State Knocks Off Purdue
(East Lansing, MI) — Miles Bridges nailed the go-ahead three-pointer with seven seconds left as fourth-ranked Michigan State knocked off number-three Purdue 68-65 in East Lansing. Bridges finished with a team-high 20 points for the Spartans. Cassius Winston added 10 points and 10 assists as MSU improved to 24-and-3. Isaac Haas led the Boilermakers with 25 points. Carsen Edwards added 14 as Purdue dropped to 23-and-4.
Virginia Tech Stuns Virginia
(Charlottesville, VA) — Kenny Blackshear Junior scored the winning put-back with six seconds left as Virginia Tech knocked off second-ranked Virginia 61-60 in overtime from Charlottesville. Justin Robinson led the Hokies with 20 points as the Hokies earned a marquee win. Ty Jerome missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as UVA dropped to 23-and-2 and 12-and-1 in the ACC. Jerome shot a dismal 1-of-10 from beyond the arc. Devon Hall led the Cavaliers with 16 points in defeat.
Boston College Stuns Miami
(Boston, MA) — Boston College held number-25 Miami scoreless over the final six minutes for a 72-70 upset win in Boston. Jerome Robinson led the charge with 29 points as the Eagles erased a seven-point deficit late. Ky Bowman added 24 points and 12 rebounds as BC improved to 15-and-10. Dejan Vasoljevic led Miami with 17 points in defeat. Head coach Jim Larranaga wasn’t on the sideline due to illness. The Hurricanes fell to 18-and-6.
Red Gerard Wins Gold In Snowboard Slopestyle For First U.S. Medal
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — American teenager Red Gerard is celebrating a momentous win in men’s snowboard slopestyle. After trouble on his first two runs, the 17-year-old nailed his third to win gold and claim the first U.S. medal of these Winter Games. Canada’s Mark McMorris, who was in a horrific accident last year, won bronze.
Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifying Cancelled, Final Still On For Tonight
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The women’s snowboard slopestyle qualifying round was cancelled due to windy conditions. The final will still take place tonight as scheduled, but now with all 27 athletes competing in what will be a two-run format. Team USA is led by returning gold medalist Jamie Anderson and Anna Gasser, who finished 10th in 2014.
Men’s Downhill Alpine Skiing Postponed
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The men’s downhill alpine skiing race is being postponed due to strong winds. No make-up date has been announced yet. The four Americans in the 60-man field include Bryce Bennett, Jared Goldberg, Wiley Maple and Thomas Biesemeyer. Bennett is the tallest athlete from any sport on the Team USA roster at 6-foot-11.
Team USA Third In Figure Staking Team Event
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — Team USA is through to tonight’s free skate in team figure skating. The U.S. is currently third following the second night of competition. Canada leads, with the Olympic Athletes from Russia second. U.S. brother and sister Maia and Alex Shibutani, knows as the “Shib Sibs”, finished second in ice dance.
Tennell Finishes Fifth In Ladies’ Short Program
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The Olympic figure staking debut of American Bradie Tennell is in the books. She finished fifth in the ladies’ short program in the team competition. Team USA is third overall, trailing Canada and the Olympic Athletes from Russia. Medals will be awarded after the men’s and ladies’ free skate, and free dance tonight.
“HamFam” Falls To Norway In Curling Mixed Doubles
(PyeongChang, South Korea) — The Hamilton family’s pursuit of a curling mixed doubles medal came up short. Brother and sister duo Matt and Becca Hamilton lost to Norway 7-5 to close out round-robin play. The “HamFam” finished 2-and-5. Although eliminated from mixed doubles contention, they each will still compete in the men’s and women’s team events.