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College Basketball
Women's D-II
Championship
Calif Univ (PA) 86
Calif. Baptist 69

Men's Sweet 16
Louisville 75
N.C. State 65

Michigan State 62
Oklahoma 58

Duke 63
Utah 57

Gonzaga 74
UCLA 62

Kentucky 78
West Virginia 39

Notre Dame 81
Wichita State 70

Wisconsin 79
North Carolina 72

Arizona 68
Xavier 60

MLB
Pirates 4
Twins 2

 

 

 

Cal U Women Are National Champions!
Sophomore Miki Glenn scored a career-best 31 points and Kaitlynn Fratz keyed a 21-point first-half run as California University of Pennsylvania won its second women's basketball national championship, downing California Baptist, 86-69, Friday night. The Vulcans trailed 11-2 three minutes into the game, but scored the next 21 points of the half, then played with a double-digit lead for all but 16 seconds the rest of the game. Fratz scored nine of her 15 points in the early run and was named the Elite Eight's Most Outstanding Player. The senior scored at least 14 points in all nine Cal U post-season games. The win, 11 years to the day after the Vulcans' first national championship was aided by senior Emma Mahady's 19 points, plus 12 points off the bench from freshman Seairra Barrett. Glenn was 10-for-10 at the foul line, setting a new, single-season PSAC record with 223 made free throws this year. The Bridgeport, WV product and Mahady joined Fratz on the All-Tournament team. Click for Bracket

W&J Names New Head Basketball Coach
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson College has selected Ethan Stewart-Smith as the 15th men's basketball coach in school history. Stewart-Smith joins W&J after a successful season as an assistant at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that, he spent five seasons as an assistant at Dickinson College. "We are thrilled to announce Ethan Stewart-Smith as our head men's basketball coach at Washington & Jefferson College," said Interim Co-Director of Athletics Mark Lesako. "Through his experiences at Carnegie Mellon University and Dickinson College, Ethan has worked and thrived under two coaching staffs that we have a great deal of respect for. We feel he is ready to flourish in his own program and we are excited to give him that opportunity here at W&J."

Elite Eight Set
UNDATED (AP) - The NCAA men's basketball tournament is down to the Elite Eight. Top seed Duke will take on No. 2 Gonzaga in the South Regional final in Houston, and seventh-seeded Michigan State will take on No. 4 Louisville in the East Regional final at Syracuse. Duke relied on its three freshman starters to lead a 63-57 triumph over No. 5 Utah. Justise Winslow 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Blue Devils advanced to the regional finals for the 14th time under coach Mike Krzyzewski (shuh-SHEHF'-skee). Tyus Jones finished with 15 points, and fellow freshman Jahlil Okafor (jah-LIHL' OH'-kah-fohr) chipped in eight rebounds and six points. Przemek Karnowski had 18 points and nine rebounds as Gonzaga knocked out No. 11 UCLA 74-62. The Bruins trailed just 35-34 early in the first half before the Bulldogs went on a 12-0 spurt to regain control. Kyle Wiltjer had eight points and 10 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Michigan State is the lowest seed still alive after Denzel Valentine scored 13 of his 18 points in the second half of a 62-58 win over No. 3 Oklahoma. Travis Trice led the Spartans with 24 points, while Branden Dawson had 11 rebounds to help the Spartans get back to the Elite Eight for the second straight year. Montrezl Harrell scored 24 points and Louisville kept its title hopes alive by downing North Carolina State 75-65 in Syracuse. Terry Rozier had 17 points and 14 rebounds for the Cardinals, who trailed 33-31 at halftime before reserve Anton Gill keyed a late game charge. Kentucky, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Arizona advanced to the Elite Eight by winning Thursday night. The Wildcats and Irish will play for the Midwest crown Saturday in Cleveland, and the Badgers will take on Arizona for West Region supremacy. The South and East finals are Sunday.

Pirates Beat The Twins
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Gregory Polanco and Tony Sanchez hit solo home runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to rain-shortened 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday. The game was called in the top of the eighth inning. Both Pirates homers came off Trevor May, who was making his final bid to open the season in the big league rotation. May was lifted after 4 2-3 innings, having allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk. Left-hander Tommy Milone appears to have the upper hand in that three-way competition with May and veteran right-hander Mike Pelfrey. Brian Dozier singled, tripled and made a leaping catch of a line drive behind second base for the Twins.

Steelers Re-Sign Heyward-Bey
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have re-signed free agent wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 28-year-old Heyward-Bey served primarily on special teams for the Steelers in 2014 after coming over from Indianapolis. Heyward-Bey caught three passes for 33 yards last season, including a 17-yard third-down conversion against Houston on Oct. 20 that helped the Steelers pick up valuable field position in a win that helped propel Pittsburgh to an AFC North title. Heyward-Bey, a 2009 first-round draft pick by Oakland, has 172 career receptions for 2,413 yards and 12 touchdowns.

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Saturday, 3/28
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March Madness
Regional Finals

WJPA-AM (1450)
5 pm--
Tourn. Today
6 pm --coverage of
Midwest & West
Regional Finals

Sunday, 3/29
March Madness
Regional Finals

WJPA-AM (1450)
1 pm--
Tourn. Today
2 pm --coverage of
South & East
Regional Finals


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