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Published: 4/5/2011

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NBA

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L Pct GB

y-Boston 53 23 .697 -

x-Philadelphia 40 37 .519 13 1/2

x-New York 38 38 .500 15

New Jersey 23 53 .303 30

Toronto 21 55 .276 32

Southeast Division

W L Pct GB

y-Miami 54 23 .701 -

x-Orlando 48 29 .623 6

x-Atlanta 44 33 .571 10

Charlotte 32 44 .421 21 1/2

Washington 20 56 .263 33 1/2

Central Division

W L Pct GB

y-Chicago 56 20 .737 -

Indiana 35 43 .449 22

Milwaukee 31 45 .408 25

Detroit 26 50 .342 30

Cleveland 15 61 .197 41

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Southwest Division

W L Pct GB

y-San Antonio 58 19 .753 -

x-Dallas 53 24 .688 5

Memphis 44 33 .571 14

New Orleans 44 33 .571 14

Houston 41 36 .532 17

Northwest Division

W L Pct GB

x-Oklahoma City 50 26 .658 -

x-Denver 47 29 .618 3

Portland 45 32 .584 5 1/2

Utah 36 41 .468 14 1/2

Minnesota 17 60 .221 33 1/2

Pacific Division

W L Pct GB

y-L.A. Lakers 55 21 .724 -

Phoenix 37 39 .487 18

Golden State 33 44 .429 22 1/2

L.A. Clippers 30 47 .390 25 1/2

Sacramento 22 54 .289 33

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

YESTERDAY

No games scheduled

SUNDAY

Boston 101, Detroit 90

New York 123, Cleveland 107

San Antonio 114, Phoenix 97

Denver 95, L.A. Lakers 90

Sacramento 106, Utah 97

Washington 97, Charlotte 91

Miami 108, New Jersey 94

Toronto 102, Orlando 98

Houston 114, Atlanta 109

New Orleans 108, Indiana 96

Portland 104, Dallas 96

TONIGHT

San Antonio at Atlanta, 7 p.m.

Charlotte at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

Minnesota at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Milwaukee at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Detroit at Washington, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at New York, 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at Houston, 8:30 p.m.

Oklahoma City at Denver, 9 p.m.

Golden State at Portland, 10 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

TOMORROW

Orlando at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Washington at Indiana, 7 p.m.

New York at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Toronto, 7 p.m.

New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Phoenix at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Houston at New Orleans, 8 p.m.

L.A. Clippers at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Milwaukee at Miami, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

Denver at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.

L.A. Lakers at Golden State, 10:30 p.m.

NHL

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

x-Philadelphia 46 22 11 103 247 210

x-Pittsburgh 46 25 8 100 225 192

N.Y. Rangers 43 32 5 91 228 193

New Jersey 36 37 5 77 163 196

N.Y. Islanders 30 37 12 72 220 250

Northeast Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

y-Boston 44 24 11 99 238 189

Montreal 42 30 7 91 208 204

Buffalo 40 29 10 90 232 220

Toronto 37 32 10 84 213 240

Ottawa 30 39 10 70 183 243

Southeast Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

x-Washington 46 22 11 103 216 192

x-Tampa Bay 44 24 11 99 235 232

Carolina 38 30 11 87 225 232

Atlanta 33 33 12 78 214 252

Florida 29 38 12 70 190 220

WESTERN CONFERENCE

Central Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

y-Detroit 46 23 10 102 255 231

Nashville 42 26 11 95 209 188

Chicago 42 28 8 92 246 214

St. Louis 36 33 10 82 232 229

Columbus 34 32 13 81 210 246

Northwest Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

z-Vancouver 52 18 9 113 254 181

Calgary 40 29 11 91 242 233

Minnesota 37 34 8 82 198 224

Colorado 29 41 8 66 218 275

Edmonton 24 43 11 59 186 256

Pacific Division

W L OT Pts GF GA

x-San Jose 46 23 9 101 234 201

Los Angeles 45 27 6 96 213 185

Phoenix 42 25 12 96 224 217

Anaheim 44 30 5 93 228 231

Dallas 39 28 11 89 214 224

Note: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

x-clinched playoff spot

y-clinched division

z-clinched conference

LAST NIGHT

N.Y. Rangers 5, Boston 3

Los Angeles at San Jose, late

SUNDAY

Detroit 4, Minnesota 2

N.Y. Rangers 3, Philadelphia 2, SO

Buffalo 2, Carolina 1, OT

St. Louis 6, Columbus 1

Tampa Bay 2, Chicago 0

Calgary 2, Colorado 1

Dallas 4, Anaheim 3

TONIGHT

Tampa Bay at Buffalo, 7

Washington at Toronto, 7

New Jersey at Pittsburgh, 7:30

Chicago at Montreal, 7:30

Philadelphia at Ottawa, 7:30

Colorado at St. Louis, 8

Atlanta at Nashville, 8

Columbus at Dallas, 8:30

Vancouver at Edmonton, 9

TOMORROW

N.Y. Islanders at Boston, 7

Toronto at New Jersey, 7

Florida at Washington, 7

Detroit at Carolina, 7

St. Louis at Chicago, 8

Edmonton at Calgary, 9:30

San Jose at Anaheim, 10

Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.

TRANSACTIONS

BASEBALL

American League

KANSAS CITY ROYALS-Agreed to terms with RHP Jeff Suppan on a minor league contract and assigned him to Omaha (PCL).

American Association

EL PASO DIABLOS-Signed LHP Josh Blanco.

GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS-Released RHP Aaron Cook and LHP Brad Halsey.

KANSAS CITY T-BONES-Released RHP Cody McAllister, LHP/OF Hunter Mense and LHP Ryan Knippschild.

LINCOLN SALTDOGS-Signed RHP Tim Brown.

ST. PAUL SAINTS-Signed RHP Robert Manuel.

WINNIPEG GOLDEYES-Signed LHP Isaac Hess and LHP Mike Williams.

FOOTBALL

Canadian Football League

EDMONTON ESKIMOS-Signed K Jamie Boreham and OL Scott Ferguson.

HOCKEY

National Hockey League

DETROIT RED WINGS-Reassigned RW Willie Coetzee and D Sebastien Piche from Toledo (ECHL) to Grand Rapids (ECHL).

NEW YORK RANGERS-Recalled F Kris Newbury from Connecticut (AHL).

VANCOUVER CANUCKS-Reassigned F Victor Oreskovich to Manitoba (AHL).

ECHL

ECHL-Suspended Bakersfield LW Guillaume Lefebvre and Utah F Simon Ferguson one game and fined them an undisclosed amount as a result of their actions during Friday's game.

UTAH GRIZZLIES-Announced D Nick Tuzzolino has been assigned to the team from Portland (AHL).

COLLEGE

CHARLOTTE-Named Jeff Mullen offensive coordinator and James Adams defensive positions coach.

MIAMI-Announced the resignation of men's basketball coach Frank Haith.

MISSOURI-Announced junior G Kim English and junior F Laurence Bowers have declared for the NBA draft.

PITTSBURGH-Named Pat Skerry men's basketball coach.

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH-Agreed to terms with men's basketball coach Shaka Smart on a contract extension.

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Men

NCAA Tournament

FINAL FOUR

At Reliant Stadium

Houston

National Championship

Last night

Connecticut 53, Butler 41

CONNECTICUT 53, BUTLER 41

BUTLER (28-10): Howard 1-13 4-4 7, Smith 2-9 1-2 5, Mack 4-15 1-2 13, Vanzant 2-10 0-0 5, Stigall 3-11 0-0 9, Hahn 0-2 0-0 0, Nored 0-2 2-4 2, Hopkins 0-0 0-0 0, Marshall 0-2 0-2 0, Butcher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 12-64 8-14 41.

CONNECTICUT (32-9): Olander 1-3 0-0 2, Smith 0-2 0-0 0, Oriakhi 5-6 1-1 11, Lamb 4-8 3-4 12, Walker 5-19 6-7 16, Beverly 1-2 0-0 2, Coombs-McDaniel 0-3 0-0 0, Giffey 1-3 2-2 4, Napier 1-6 2-2 4, Okwandu 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 19-55 14-16 53.

Halftime-Butler 22-19. 3-Point Goals-Butler 9-33 (Mack 4-11, Stigall 3-9, Vanzant 1-5, Howard 1-6, Hahn 0-1, Nored 0-1), Connecticut 1-11 (Lamb 1-2, Coombs-McDaniel 0-1, Giffey 0-1, Smith 0-1, Napier 0-2, Walker 0-4). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds-Butler 41 (Mack, Smith 9), Connecticut 53 (Oriakhi 11). Assists-Butler 5 (Vanzant 2), Connecticut 6 (Lamb, Napier 2). Total Fouls-Butler 17, Connecticut 15. A-70,376.

Championship scores

2011 -- Connecticut 53, Butler 41

2010 -- Duke 61, Butler 59

2009 -- North Carolina 89, Michigan State 72

2008 -- Kansas 75, Memphis 68, OT

2007 -- Florida 84, Ohio State 75

2006 -- Florida 73, UCLA 57

2005 -- North Carolina 75, Illinois 70

2004 -- Connecticut 82, Georgia Tech 73

2003 -- Syracuse 81, Kansas 78

2002 -- Maryland 64, Indiana 52

2001 -- Duke 82, Arizona 72

2000 -- Michigan State 89, Florida 76

1999 -- Connecticut 77, Duke 74

1998 -- Kentucky 78, Utah 69

1997 -- Arizona 84, Kentucky 79, OT

1996 -- Kentucky 76, Syracuse 67

1995 -- UCLA 89, Arkansas 78

1994 -- Arkansas 76, Duke 72

1993 -- North Carolina 77, Michigan 71

1992 -- Duke 71, Michigan 51

1991 -- Duke 72, Kansas 65

1990 -- UNLV 103, Duke 73

1989 -- Michigan 80, Seton Hall 79, OT

1988 -- Kansas 83, Oklahoma 79

1987 -- Indiana 74, Syracuse 73

1986 -- Louisville 72, Duke 69

1985 -- Villanova 66, Georgetown 64

1984 -- Georgetown 84, Houston 75

1983 -- N.C. State 54, Houston 52

1982 -- North Carolina 63, Georgetown 62

1981 -- Indiana 63, North Carolina 50

1980 -- Louisville 59, UCLA 54

1979 -- Michigan State 75, Indiana State 64

1978 -- Kentucky 94, Duke 88

1977 -- Marquette 67, North Carolina 59

1976 -- Indiana 86, Michigan 68

1975 -- UCLA 92, Kentucky 85

1974 -- N.C. State 76, Marquette 64

1973 -- UCLA 87, Memphis State 66

1972 -- UCLA 81, Florida State 76

1971 -- UCLA 68, Villanova 62

1970 -- UCLA 80, Jacksonville 69

1969 -- UCLA 92, Purdue 72

1968 -- UCLA 78, North Carolina 55

1967 -- UCLA 79, Dayton 64

1966 -- Texas Western 72, Kentucky 65

1965 -- UCLA 91, Michigan 80

1964 -- UCLA 98, Duke 83

1963 -- Loyola of Chicago 60, Cincinnati 58, OT

1962 -- Cincinnati 71, Ohio State 59

1961 -- Cincinnati 70, Ohio State 65, OT

1960 -- Ohio State 75, California 55

1959 -- California 71, West Virginia 70

1958 -- Kentucky 84, Seattle 72

1957 -- North Carolina 54, Kansas 53, 3OT

1956 -- San Francisco 83, Iowa 71

1955 -- San Francisco 77, La Salle 63

1954 -- La Salle 92, Bradley 76

1953 -- Indiana 69, Kansas 68

1952 -- Kansas 80, St. John's 63

1951 -- Kentucky 68, Kansas State 58

1950 -- CCNY 71, Bradley 68

1949 -- Kentucky 46, Oklahoma A&M 36

1948 -- Kentucky 58, Baylor 42

1947 -- Holy Cross 58, Oklahoma 47

1946 -- Oklahoma A&M 43, North Carolina 40

1945 -- Oklahoma A&M 49, NYU 45

1944 -- Utah 42, Dartmouth 40, OT

1943 -- Wyoming 46, Georgetown 34

1942 -- Stanford 53, Dartmouth 38

1941 -- Wisconsin 39, Washington State 34

1940 -- Indiana 60, Kansas 42

1939 -- Oregon 46, Ohio State 34

Women

NCAA Tournament

FINAL FOUR

At at Conseco Fieldhouse

Indianapolis

National Semifinals

Sunday

TEXAS A&M 63, STANFORD 62

TEXAS A&M (32-5): Carter 5-19 0-0 14, Bellock 0-0 0-0 0, Baker 1-3 0-0 2, White 8-16 1-1 18, Elonu 2-8 0-0 4, Adams 5-12 5-5 16, Pratcher 0-0 0-0 0, Gilbert 0-1 0-0 0, Assarian 1-1 0-0 2, Colson 1-5 4-4 7. Totals 23-65 10-10 63.

STANFORD (33-3): Murphy 3-5 2-2 8, Ruef 2-5 0-0 4, C. Ogwumike 2-7 0-2 4, Pedersen 2-6 0-0 4, La Rocque 0-0 0-0 0, Pohlen 4-8 0-1 11, N. Ogwumike 10-15 11-14 31, Kokenis 0-0 0-0 0, Boothe 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-46 13-19 62.

Halftime_Stanford 27-23. 3-Point Goals_Texas A&M 7-20 (Carter 4-8, Colson 1-3, Adams 1-4, White 1-4, Baker 0-1), Stanford 3-6 (Pohlen 3-4, Ruef 0-1, Pedersen 0-1). Fouled Out_Murphy, C. Ogwumike. Rebounds_Texas A&M 29 (Elonu 8), Stanford 39 (Pedersen 10). Assists_Texas A&M 10 (Colson 6), Stanford 13 (Murphy, Pedersen, Pohlen 4). Total Fouls_Texas A&M 19, Stanford 18. A_NA.

NOTRE DAME 72, CONNECTICUT 63

NOTRE DAME (31-7) Diggins 10-14 6-6 28, Achonwa 2-4 0-2 4, Miller 0-0 0-0 0, Peters 3-8 2-3 8, Turner 0-1 0-0 0, Novosel 8-13 5-7 22, Mallory 3-6 1-2 8, Bruszewski 1-6 0-2 2. Totals 27-52 14-22 72.

CONNECTICUT (36-2) Hayes 2-7 0-0 4, Hartley 4-10 1-2 10, Moore 14-30 3-7 36, Dixon 1-2 0-0 2, Dolson 2-4 3-4 7, Buck 0-0 0-0 0, Faris 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 25-59 7-13 63.

3-Point Goals - Notre Dame 4-8 (Diggins 2-4, Novosel 1-1, Mallory 1-3), Connecticut 6-18 (Moore 5-13, Hartley 1-2, Hayes 0-1, Faris 0-2). Fouled Out-None. Rebounds -Notre Dame 39 (Bruszewski 8), Connecticut 27 (Moore 8). Assists -Notre Dame 10 (Diggins 6), Connecticut 16 (Faris 5). Total Fouls-Notre Dame 13, Connecticut 19. A - NA.

National Championship

Tonight

Texas A&M (32-5) vs. Notre Dame (31-7), 8:30 p.m.

CULVER LINE

Major League Baseball

National League

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG LINE

at Chicago -135 Arizona +125

at San Diego -105 San Fran. -105

at Philadelphia -200 New York +185

at Cincinnati -135 Houston +125

at Florida -155 Washington +145

at Milwaukee -125 Atlanta +115

at St. Louis -145 Pittsburgh +135

at Colorado -105 Los Angeles -105

American League

at Tampa Bay -105 Los Angeles -105

at New York -190 Minnesota +180

Boston -145 at Cleveland +135

at Toronto -105 Oakland -105

at Texas -170 Seattle +160

Chicago -130 at Kan. City +120

NBA

FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG

at New Jersey 6 Minnesota

San Antonio 3 at Atlanta

at Orlando 8 1/2 Milwaukee

at Washington 1 1/2 Detroit

Charlotte 2 1/2 at Cleveland

at Boston 8 Philadelphia

at New York 10 1/2 Toronto

at Chicago 10 Phoenix

at Memphis 9 L.A. Clippers

at Houston 9 1/2 Sacramento

at Denver 4 Oklahoma City

at Portland 11 Golden State

at L.A. Lakers 15 1/2 Utah

PREP BASEBALL

Bedford 102 26 - 11 9 0

Northville 000 10 - 1 4 1

WP-Szkutnik. LP-Stojkov. Kujawa (B) 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI.

Bedford 202 213 0 - 10 12 4

Northville 000 002 0 3 3 1

WP_Przeniczny. LP-Hansen. Lamb (B) 3-4, 3B, HR, 3 RBI.

Archbold 204 002 0 - 8 10 2

North Central 100 211 0 - 5 11 1

WP-Miller. LP-Ferguson. Bontrager (A) 2-4, HR, 2 RBI.

ARENA FOOTBALL LEAGUE

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

West Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Arizona 4 0 0 1.000 234 150

Utah 2 1 0 .667 194 144

San Jose 2 2 0 .500 246 235

Spokane 1 3 0 .250 206 214

Central Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Chicago 3 1 0 .750 213 165

Dallas 2 1 0 .667 157 155

Iowa 2 1 0 .667 147 169

Tulsa 1 3 0 .250 152 208

Kansas City 0 3 0 .000 137 174

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

South Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Jacksonville 3 1 0 .750 241 175

Georgia 2 1 0 .667 177 153

Orlando 2 1 0 .667 162 135

Tampa Bay 1 3 0 .250 138 232

New Orleans 0 4 0 .000 142 224

Eastern Division

W L T Pct PF PA

Cleveland 3 0 0 1.000 182 129

Pittsburgh 2 2 0 .500 181 178

Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 86 114

Milwaukee 0 3 0 .000 119 160

LAST NIGHT

Philadelphia at Milwaukee, late

THURSDAY

Utah 69, Dallas 40

FRIDAY

Jacksonville 54, Tampa Bay 30

Iowa 76, San Jose 69

Spokane 61, Kansas City 34

SATURDAY

Cleveland 55, Chicago 48

Tulsa 45, Pittsburgh 22

Georgia 67, New Orleans 35

Arizona 48, Orlando 47

FRIDAY, APRIL8

Dallas at Georgia, 8:05 p.m.

Utah at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, APRIL9

Philadelphia at Orlando, 7:30 p.m.

Iowa at Kansas City, 8 p.m.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

EASTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 2 1 0 6 2 1

New England 1 0 2 5 4 3

New York 1 0 2 5 2 1

Chicago 1 0 1 4 4 3

Sporting KCity 1 1 1 4 8 8

Toronto FC 1 1 1 4 5 5

Columbus 1 1 1 4 3 3

D.C. 1 2 0 3 5 7

Houston 0 1 2 2 2 3

WESTERN CONFERENCE

W L T Pts GF GA Colorado 3 0 0 9 8 2

Los Angeles 2 1 1 7 4 5

Real Salt Lake 2 0 0 6 5 1

Vancouver 1 1 1 4 7 6

San Jose 1 1 1 4 4 3

Seattle 0 2 2 2 3 5

Chivas USA 0 2 1 1 3 5

Portland 0 2 1 1 2 6

FC Dallas 0 2 1 1 1 5

NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie.

Sunday

Colorado 4, D.C. United 1

Saturday'

Toronto FC 1, Chivas USA 1, tie

Vancouver 3, Sporting Kansas City 3, tie

New York 1, Houston 1, tie

New England 1, Portland 1, tie

San Jose 2, Seattle FC 2, tie

Los Angeles 1, Philadelphia 0

Tomorrow

New England at Vancouver, 10

Friday, April 8

Colorado at FC Dallas, 9

Saturday, April 9

Chicago at Seattle FC, 4

New York at Philadelphia, 7

Los Angeles at D.C. United, 7:30

Real Salt Lake at New England, 7:30

Columbus at Chivas USA, 10:30

Toronto FC at San Jose, 10:30

BOWLING

300 Game

Russ Jennings, SportsCenter 227-257-300-784

Men 775+

John Hancock, Miracle 800

Chris Smigelski, Miracle 782

Erik Rodgers, SportsCenter 780

COLLEGE HOCKEY

Frozen Four

At St. Paul, Minn.

Thursday, April 7

Semifinals

Notre Dame vs. Minnesota-Duluth, 5 p.m.

North Dakota vs. Michigan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 9

Championship, 7 p.m.


SPORTS NOTES

COACHING POSITIONS OPEN: Genoa High School is seeking applicants for boys head soccer coach, boys head golf coach, head wrestling coach, and head cheerleading advisor. Deadline for resumes is April 15. Send to Mike Thomas, athletic director, Genoa High School, 2980 N. Genoa Clay Center Rd., Genoa, Ohio 43430 or e-mail to msthomas@genoaschools.com.

BOYS HEAD BASKETBALL COACH: Bedford is accepting applications for the varsity boys basketball coach position. Applications can be sent to mark.german@bedford.k12.mi.us or call 734-850-6080 for more information.



TENNIS

Family Circle Cup

Charleston, S.C.

Singles

First Round

Vania King, United States, d. Vera Dushevina (16), Russia, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

Julie Goerges (12), Germany, d. Olga Govortsova, Belarus, 7-5, 6-4.

Ayumi Morita, Japan, d. Mirjana Lucic, Croatia, 6-2, 6-4.

Evgeniya Rodina, Russia, d. Petra Martic, Croatia, 6-4, 6-1.

Jill Craybas, United States, d. Shelby Rogers, United States, 3-6, 6-2, 6-0.

Christina McHale, United States, d. Heather Watson, Britain, 5-7, 6-3, 7-6 (3).

Sofia Arvidsson, Sweden, d. Alize Cornet, France, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3.

Eva Birnerova, Czech Republic, d. Melinda Czink, Hungary, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2.

Chanelle Scheepers, South Africa, d. Patty Schnyder (13), Switzerland, 6-4, 6-4.

Elena Vesnina, Russia, d. Rebecca Marino, Canada, 6-7 (4), 6-2, 6-3.

Irina Falconi, United States, d. Magdalena Rybarikova, Slovakia, 7-6 (9), 7-5.

Sania Mirza, India, d. Alison Riske, United States, 2-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands (14), United States, d. Alexandra Stevenson, United States, 6-2, 6-1.

Peng Shuai (11), China, d. Sloane Stephens, United States, 6-2, 6-1.

Zheng Jie, China, d. Monica Puig, Puerto Rico, 3-6, 7-6 (10), 7-5.

Anastasia Rodionova, Australia, d. Zuzana Ondraskova, Czech Republic, 4-6, 6-1, 6-2.


SPORTLIGHT

April 5

1997-Bruce Baumgartner wins a record eighth World Cup wrestling gold medal, beating David Musolbes 2-1 in overtime at 275.5 pounds as the United States routs Russia 25-7.

2004-Led by 24 points from Emeka Okafor and 21 from Ben Gordon, the Connecticut Huskies outclass Georgia Tech 82-73 to win the men's national championship.

2006-New Jersey reaches 40 wins for the ninth straight season after beating Pittsburgh 6-4. The Devils join Montreal and Boston as the only NHL franchises to accomplish the feat.

2008-The Boston Celtics sets an NBA record for biggest single-season turnaround with a 101-78 win over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Celtics improve to 61-15, 37 more wins than last season.

2008-Memphis beats UCLA 78-63 in the NCAA men's semifinals to become, at 38-1, the winningest team ever in a single season. Kansas' Brandon Rush scores 25 points as the Jayhawks stun North Carolina 84-66 in the second semifinal.



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