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Published: Tuesday, 3/22/2005

College basketball, ECHL, bowling, NFL

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Men

NCAA

SYRACUSE REGIONAL

Second round

North Carolina State 65, Connecticut 62

North Carolina 92, Iowa State 65

Villanova 76, Florida 65

Wisconsin 71, Bucknell 62

Semifinals (Friday)

Syracuse, N.Y.

North Carolina (29-4) vs. Villanova (24-7), 9:57 p.m.

Wisconsin (24-8) vs. North Carolina State (21-13), 7:27 p.m.

CHICAGO RegionAL

Second round

Wisconsin-Milwaukee 83, Boston College 75

Illinois 71, Nevada 59

Arizona 85, UAB 63

Oklahoma State 85, Southern Illinois 77

Semifinals (Thursday)

Rosemont, Ill.

Illinois (34-1) vs. Wisconsin-Milwaukee (26-5), 7:27 p.m.

Oklahoma State (26-6) vs. Arizona (29-6), 9:57 p.m.

AUSTIN RegionAL

Second round

Kentucky 69, Cincinnati 60

Utah 67, Oklahoma 58

Michigan State 72, Vermont 61

Duke 63, Mississippi State 55

Semifinals (Friday)

Austin

Duke (27-5) vs. Michigan State (24-6), 7:10 p.m.

Kentucky (27-5) vs. Utah (29-5), 9:40 p.m.

ALBUQUERQUE RegionAL

Second round

West Virginia 111, Wake Forest 105, 2OT

Washington 97, Pacific 79

Texas Tech 71, Gonzaga 69

Louisville 76, Georgia Tech 54

Semifinals (Thursday)

Albuquerque, N.M.

Washington (29-5) vs. Louisville (31-4), 7:10 p.m

West Virginia (23-10) vs. Texas Tech (22-10), 9:40 p.m.

FINAL FOUR

St. Louis

National Semifinals

Saturday, April 2

Chicago Regional champion vs. Albuquerque Regional champion

Syracuse Regional champion vs. Austin Regional champion

Championship

Monday, April 4

Semifinal winners

NIT

Second Round (yesterday)

Saint Joseph s 68, Holy Cross 60

Texas Christian 78, Western Michigan 76, OT

Vanderbilt 65, Wichita State 63

Tonight

CS Fullerton (21-10) at Georgetown (18-12), 7 p.m.

UNLV (17-13) at South Carolina (16-13), 9 p.m.

Tomorrow

Davidson (23-8) at Maryland (17-12), 7 p.m.

Quarterfinals (tomorrow)

Saint Joseph s (22-11) at Texas A&M (21-9), 8 p.m.

Vanderbilt (20-13) at Memphis (21-15), 10 p.m.

Dates and Sites TBA

Texas Christian (21-13) vs. Maryland-Davidson winner, TBA

UNLV-South Carolina winner vs. Georgetown-CS Fullerton winner, TBA

Semifinals

Tuesday, March 29

At Madison Square Garden

Semifinal, 7 p.m.

Semifinal, 9:30 p.m.

Championship

Thursday, March 31

Semifinal winners, 7 p.m.

TCU 78, W. MICHIGAN 76, OT

TCU (21-13): Sloan 1-1 1-2 3, Ibikunle 2-4 0-2 4, Santee 10-16 0-1 26, Murry 4-8 1-2 13, Shropshire 6-14 2-2 17, Reese-Hackett 0-0 0-0 0, Owens 1-1 0-0 3, Dougherty Jr. 0-0 0-0 0, Stubbs 3-5 1-2 7, Curtis 1-5 3-6 5, Adams 0-1 0-0 0, Pierce 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-55 8-17 78.

W. MICHIGAN (20-13): Rost 6-16 3-4 16, Reitz 2-5 0-2 4, Snider 4-10 2-2 12, Willis 1-6 4-6 6, Reed 9-18 4-10 26, Laku 0-0 0-0 0, Hershberger 1-1 2-2 4, Hess 0-0 0-0 0, Bufford 3-8 1-1 7, Bronson 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 26-66 17-29 76.

Halftime TCU 41-35. End of Regulation Tied 70-70. 3-Point Goals TCU 14-25 (Santee 6-9, Murry 4-5, Shropshire 3-10, Owens 1-1), W. Michigan 7-20 (Reed 4-7, Snider 2-3, Rost 1-7, Willis 0-3). Fouled Out Snider. Rebounds TCU 38 (Stubbs 8), W. Michigan 40 (Reed, Rost 7). Assists TCU 15 (Curtis 4), W. Michigan 13 (Willis 6). Total Fouls TCU 24, W. Michigan 16. A 5,421.

Women

NCAA Tournament

PHILADELPHIA RegionAL

First Round

Sunday

Knoxville, Tenn.

Purdue 68, New Mexico 56

Tennessee 94, Western Carolina 43

Storrs, Conn.

Temple 66, Louisiana Tech 61

Rutgers 62, Hartford 37

College Park, Md.

Ohio State 86, Holy Cross 45

Maryland 65, Wisconsin-Green Bay 55

Second Round

Yesterday

Dallas

Texas Tech 80, Middle Tennessee State 69

Tonight

Knoxville, Tenn.

Tennessee (27-4) vs. Purdue (17-12), 9:30 p.m.

Storrs, Conn.

Temple (28-3) vs. Rutgers (26-6), 9:30 p.m.

College Park, Md.

Maryland (22-9) vs. Ohio State (29-4), 9:30 p.m.

CHATTANOOGA RegionAL

First Round

Sunday

Knoxville, Tenn.

Arizona 72, Oklahoma 69

LSU 70, Stetson 36

College Park, Md.

DePaul 79, Virginia Tech 78

Liberty 78, Penn State 70

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Duke 80, Canisius 48

Boston College 65, Houston 43

Second Round

Last night

Dallas

Georgia 70, Texas 68

Tonight

Knoxville, Tenn.

LSU (30-2) vs. Arizona (20-11), 7 p.m.

College Park, Md.

DePaul(26-4) vs. Liberty (24-6), 7 p.m.

Chapel Hill, N.C.

Boston College (20-9) vs. Duke (29-4), 9:30 p.m.

KANSAS CITY RegionAL

First Round

Sunday

Storrs, Conn.

Connecticut 95, Dartmouth 47

Florida State 87, Richmond 54

Second Round

Last night

Minneapolis

Michigan State 61, Southern California 59

Fresno, Calif.

Utah (26-7) vs. Stanford (30-2), late

Seattle

Vanderbilt (23-7) vs. Kansas State (24-7), late

Tonight

Storrs, Conn.

Florida State (24-7) vs. Connecticut (24-7), 7 p.m.

TEMPE RegionAL

First Round

Sunday

Chapel Hill, N.C.

North Carolina 97, Coppin State 62

George Washington 60, Mississippi 57

Second Round

Yesterday

Minneapolis

Minnesota 73, Virginia 68

Fresno, Calif.

Arizona State 70, Notre Dame 61

Seattle

Baylor 69, Oregon 46

Tonight

Chapel Hill, N.C.

North Carolina (28-3) vs. George Washington (23-8), 7 p.m.

WNIT

Second Round

Last night

West Virginia 68, St. John s 63

Wake Forest 78, South Florida 63

Xavier 79, Indiana State 70

Texas A&M 65, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 59

Southwest Missouri State 85, Gonzaga 66

Arkansas State 98, Arkansas 84

Iowa 71, Nebraska 67

Sunday

Kentucky 91, Chattanooga 54

Quarterfinals

Thursday

Xavier (22-9) at Kentucky (17-15), 7 p.m.

Dates and Times TBA

Texas A&M (16-14) vs. Southwest Missouri State (22-8)

Arkansas State (21-10) vs. Iowa (22-9)

Wake Forest (16-13) vs. West Virginia (19-12)

Semifinals

March 26-28

Quarterfinal winners

Championship

March 30-April 1

Semifinal winners

ECHL

LAST NIGHT

No games scheduled

SUNDAY

Charlotte 3, Florida 2

Columbia 4, Gwinnett 1

Trenton 2, Reading 1, OT

Louisiana 2, Victoria 1

Idaho 4, Texas 3

San Diego 4, Las Vegas 3

TONIGHT

Toledo at Reading

Florida at Columbia

Greenville at S. Carolina

Victoria at Pensacola

Johnstown at Peoria

Gwinnett at Fresno

Long Beach at Bakersfield

NOTES

Marietta College will hold a DAY BASEBALL CAMP July 5-7, July 12-14 and July 19-21 for grades two through eight; and a RESIDENCE/COMMUTER CAMP July 24-28 for grades 6-12. For more details contact Coach Brian Brewer at the baseball office at 740-376-4517 or 740-376-4673.

Premiere 12-and-under Toledo TRAVEL BASEBALL team looking for one player. If interested, call Daryl 419-280-1566.

Senior Knothole BASEBALL TEAMS (16 to 18-years of age) NEEDED for a summer baseball league. Contact Joe beham at 419-866-7249 or 419-882-5855.

The University of Findlay Koehler Center will host a SOCCER SKILLS CLINIC April 3 from 9 a.m. to noon for youngsters 5 to 9 years of age, and from 2 to 5 p.m. for players 10 to 13 years of age. The Cost is $30. Call Andy Smyth at 419-434-4801 for information and applications.

LACROSSE

St. John s Jesuit 10, Hilliard Darby 5

SJ: Black 6, Kennedy 3, Masterson.

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

DETROIT TIGERS Optioned RHP Chris Spurling to Toledo of the IL. Reassigned RHP Craig Dingman and RHP Sean Douglass to their minor league camp.

TEXAS RANGERS Released LHP J.D. Cockroft, LHP Ben Foster, LHP Ken Holubec, LHP Justin Lensch, RHP Nick Seely and RHP Joldy Watts.

TORONTO BLUE JAYS Reassigned LHP Jesse Carlton, RHP Spike Lundberg and RHP Michael Nannini to their minor league camp.

National League

FLORIDA MARLINS Promoted Michael Hill to vice president, assistant general manager.

HOUSTON ASTROS Optioned LHP Carlos Hernandez to Round Rock of the PCL. Reassigned RHP Turk Wendell and OF Charles Gipson to their minor league camp.

SAN DIEGO PADRES Reassigned RHP Marty McLeary and RHP Danny Patterson to Portland of the PCL.

WASHINGTON NATIONALS Optioned INF Brendan Harris to New Orleans of the PCL. Reassigned RHP Hector Carrasco and INF George Arias to their minor league camp.

Can-Am League

NEW JERSEY JACKALS Traded 1B Kevin Grijak to Lincoln for OF Jorge Moreno and cash. Traded RHP Jackson Crowther to Sioux Falls to complete an earlier trade.

QUEBEC LES CAPITALES Signed INF Todd Leathers and OF Benoit Emond.

WORCESTER TORNADOES Signed RHP Reid Willett.

Central League

COASTAL BEND AVIATORS Signed 1B Kevin Henry.

EDINBURG ROADRUNNERS Signed LHP-OF Mark Hamilton.

EL PASO DIABLOS Signed RHP Klae Calvert, LHP Zachary Johnson and C Onix Mercado.

FORT WORTH CATS Signed INF Byron Smith.

SAN ANGELO COLTS Signed 1B Brett Cooley.

BASKETBALL

National Basketball Association

NBA Announced the suspension of Orlando G Steve Francis for kicking a photographer in a March 18 game against Seattle will be for three games. Announced the National Basketball Development League has been awarded teams in Albuquerque, N.M., Austin and Fort Worth, Texas, and Tulsa, Okla. for the 2005-06 season.

CHICAGO BULLS Activated F Luol Deng from the injured list. Placed C Jared Reiner on the injured list.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS Fired Paul Silas, coach. Named Brendan Malone interim coach.

NEW YORK KNICKS Activated C Jackie Butler from the injured list. Placed G-F Anfernee Hardaway on the injured list.

SAN ANTONIO SPURS Placed C Tim Duncan on the injured list. Activated F-C Sean Marks from the injured list.

Women s National Basketball Association

WNBA Named Aaron Salking director of communications.

FOOTBALL

National Football League

BALTIMORE RAVENS Matched Cleveland s offer sheet for RB Chester Taylor.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS Re-signed LB Chris Clemons.

HOCKEY

American Hockey League

MANITOBA MOOSE Reassigned C Tim Smith to Columbia of the ECHL.

ROCHESTER AMERICANS Sent D Sylvaine Dufresne to Toledo of the ECHL.

SAN ANTONIO RAMPAGE Sent LW Lou Dickenson to Laredo of the CHL.

SPRINGFIELD FALCONS Sent C Justin Kelly to Adirondack of the UHL.

SYRACUSE CRUNCH Sent D Jason Beckett to Pensacola of the ECHL.

ECHL

ECHL Announced Bakersfield will forfeit its 3-1 win against Alaska on March 18 for using an ineligible player.

ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK BULLIES Signed G Jeff Weber for the remainder of the season.

COLUMBIA INFERNO Announced D Jeremy Van Hoof has been assigned to the team by Springfield of the AHL.

United Hockey League

QUAD CITY MALLARDS Released D Serge Crochetiere.

SOCCER

Major League Soccer

MLS Named Dan Courtemanche senior vice president of marketing & communications.

COLLEGE

BLOOMSBURG Announced the resignation of Monica Starrett, women s basketball coach.

CINCINNATI Named Dan Roushar offensive line coach.

DUQUESNE Named Jerry Schmitt football coach.

JACKSONVILLE Announced the retirement of Hugh Durham, men s basketball coach.

KEENE STATE Named Bob Weiner women s volleyball coach.

PRESBYTERIAN Named Jason Childs men s lacrosse coach.

VMI Named Jon Genson running backs coach and Greg Shockley wide receivers coach.

BOWLING HONOR ROLL

300 game

Aaron Hawkins, Glass Bowl 220-300-253-773

Jeff Kruzel, Glass Bowl 242-193-300-735

Wally Smotherman, Ottawa 259-163-300-722

Dave Turshon, Forest View 236-184-300-720

Chad Close, Glass Bowl 171-300-208-679

High series

Men (750 or better)

John Waszak, Glass Bowl 791

Bratche Webster, Ottawa 782

George Redmond, Glass Bowl 778

Chris Hayward, Forest View 762

Steve Jones, Imperial 761

Dave Salliotte, Forest View 759

Mike Wiegand, Glass Bowl 756

Charlie Teel, Forest View 755

Bob Hainer, Forest View 755

Chris Hayward, Forest View 753

Mike Becker, Glass Bowl 753

Eric Zeiger, Forest View 752

Jim Blackman, Forest View 751

Mark Beere, Ottawa 750

Jason Ostrosky, Glass Bowl 750

Women (650 or better)

Joann Alford, Glass Bowl 730

Lora Brooks, Imperial 693

FOOTBALL

NFL Draft Compensatory Picks

The 32 compensatory draft choices in the 2005 NFL Draft (April 23-24) awarded to teams that suffered a net loss of certain quality unrestricted free agents last year. The compensatory choices will supplement the 223 choices in the regular seven rounds of the draft, with picks positioned within the fourth through the seventh rounds based on the value of the free agent lost. Choices listed by round with overall selection in parentheses:

3 (96) Tennessee

3 (97) Denver

3 (98) Seattle

3 (99) Kansas City

3 (100) New England

3 (101) Denver

4 (134) St. Louis

4 (135) Indianapolis

4 (136) Tennessee

5 (169) Carolina

5 (170) New England

5 (171) Carolina

5 (172) Philadelphia

5 (173) Indianapolis

5 (174) San Francisco

6 (207) Carolina

6 (208) Dallas

6 (209) Dallas

6 (210) St. Louis

6 (211) Philadelphia

6 (212) Oakland

6 (213) Baltimore

6 (214) Oakland

7 (247) Philadelphia

7 (248) San Francisco

7 (249) San Francisco

7 (250) St. Louis

7 (251) St. Louis

7 (252) Philadelphia

7 (253) Tampa Bay

7 (254) Seattle

7 (255) New England

BALTIMORE Lost: Marcus Robinson.

CAROLINA Lost: Greg Favors, Deon Grant, Reggie Howard, Jeno James. Signed: Brandon Short.

DALLAS Lost: Mario Edwards, Ebenezer Ekuban.

DENVER Lost: Bert Berry, Keith Burns, Ian Gold. Signed: Marco Coleman.

INDIANAPOLIS Lost: David Macklin, Marcus Washington.

KANSAS CITY Lost: Jonathan Quinn, John Tait. Signed: Chris Bober.

NEW ENGLAND Lost: Mike Compton, Bobby Hamilton, Ted Washington, Damien Woody. Signed: Keith Traylor.

OAKLAND Lost: Eric Barton, Lorenzo Bromell, Roderick Coleman, Charlie Garner, Rick Mirer, Matt Stinchcomb. Signed: Danny Clark, Bobby Hamilton, Warren Sapp, Ted Washington.

PHILADELPHIA Lost: Marco Coleman, Carlos Emmons, Duce Staley, Bobby Taylor, Troy Vincent, Bobbie Williams. Signed: Dhani Jones, Jevon Kearse.

ST. LOUIS Lost: David Loverne, John St. Clair, Grant Wistrom, Brian Young.

SEATTLE Lost: Randall Godfrey, Shawn Springs, Reggie Tongue, Willie Williams. Signed: Bobby Taylor, Grant Wistrom.

SAN FRANCISCO Lost: Travis Kirschke, Tai Streets, Jason Webster.

TAMPA BAY Lost: Thomas Jones, Shaun King, Warren Sapp, Aaron Stecker, Tom Tupa, Nate Webster, Todd Yoder. Signed: Keith Burns, Mario Edwards, Charlie Garner, Ian Gold, Jeff Gooch, Matt Stinchcomb.

TENNESSEE Lost: Jevon Kearse, Robaire Smith.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

Arena Football League

SUNDAY

New Orleans 46, Chicago 40

Philadelphia 69, Tampa Bay 63

Colorado 52, Columbus 37

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

Austin at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, MARCH 26

New York at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Georgia at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

Tampa Bay at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

SUNDAY, MARCH 27

Grand Rapids at Philadelphia, 3 p.m.

MONDAY, MARCH 28

Arizona at Nashville, 8:30 p.m.

San Jose at Las Vegas, 10 p.m.

EXHIBITION BASEBALL

YESTERDAY

Houston 7, Detroit 4

N.Y. Yankees 6, Cleveland 2

Washington 1, Florida 0

Atlanta 9, St. Louis 0

Toronto 6, Pittsburgh 5

Cincinnati 5, Tampa Bay 3

Minnesota 3, Philadelphia 2

Boston 7, L.A. Dodgers 3

San Diego 4, Milwaukee 3

Kansas City 12, Chicago Cubs 5

San Francisco 9, Oakland 4

Arizona 5, Chicago White Sox 4

Seattle vs. Colorado late

TODAY

Detroit vs. Pittsburgh at Bradenton, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers vs. Florida at Jupiter, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Washington vs. Houston at Kissimmee, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., 1:05 p.m.

Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, Fla., 1:10 p.m.

Philadelphia vs. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa, Fla., 1:15 p.m.

Oakland vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Milwaukee vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Arizona vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Seattle vs. Chicago White Sox at Tucson, Ariz., 3:05 p.m.

Cincinnati vs. Boston at Fort Myers, Fla., 6:05 p.m.

San Francisco vs. San Diego at Peoria, Ariz., 9:05 p.m.

Houston 100200040 7 11 0

Detroit 000002002 4 10 0

Oswalt, Gallo (7), Harville (8), Norton (9) and Chavez, Tremie (7); Maroth, Urbina (6), Farnsworth (7), James (8), Ennis (8), Percival (9) and Rodriguez, Martinez (6). W Oswalt, 2-0. L Maroth, 0-2.

Roy Osawlt pitched seven strong innings for the win, allowing two runs with seven strikeouts. Royce Huffman had a two-run single for the Astros.

Cleveland 010000100 2 5 0

New York (A) 00301200x 6 12 3

Watkins, Tallet (3), Rhodes (6), Betancourt (7) and Bard; Brown, Karsay (6), Groom (8), FRodriguez (9) and Flaherty. W Brown 1-1. L Watkins 0-1.

Kevin Brown struck out five and surrendered only one unearned run over five innings, and Gary Sheffield went 2-for-3 with two RBIs for New York. Steve Watkins gave up three runs in 2 2-3 innings for Cleveland.

AUTO RACING

NASCAR Nextel Cup Leaders

Through Sunday

POINTS

1. Jimmie Johnson, 680. 2. Greg Biffle, 598. 3. Carl Edwards, 593. 4. Kurt Busch, 577. 5. Mark Martin, 539. 6. Ryan Newman, 515. 7. Tony Stewart, 514. 8. Elliott Sadler, 482. 9. Rusty Wallace, 477. 10. Jamie Mcmurray, 475.

11. Kevin Harvick, 469. 12. Jeff Gordon, 464. 13. Mike Bliss, 460.

14. Dave Blaney, 458. 15. Dale Jarrett, 456. 16. Sterling Marlin, 438. 17. Casey Mears, 434. 18. Scott Riggs, 432. 19. Kyle Busch, 420. 20. Jeff Burton, 417.

MONEY

1. Jeff Gordon, $1,997,772. 2. Kurt Busch, $1,729,093. 3. Jimmie Johnson, $1,582,872. 4. Dale Earnhardt, Jr., $1,235,920.

5. Scott Riggs, $925,726. 6. Tony Stewart, $891,918. 7. Greg Biffle, $870,108. 8. Ryan Newman, $836,317. 9. Mark Martin, $758,683. 10. Kevin Harvick, $723,922.

11. Rusty Wallace, $722,310. 12. Dale Jarrett, $705,800. 13. Elliott Sadler, $700,677. 14. Kyle Busch, $694,263. 15. Matt Kenseth, $688,517. 16. Carl Edwards, $674,038. 17. Sterling Marlin, $665,715. 18. Casey Mears, $651,130. 19. Kasey Kahne, $664,488. 20. Bobby Labonte, $656,139.



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