Saturday, March 31, 2012

News On The Horizon 3/31/2012

Utah Jazz drop 104-103 duel to Sacramento Kings--Deseret News

Following a Utah timeout, the Jazz in-bounded the ball to Gordon Hayward, who drove hard to the basket and put up an off-balance shot, which missed badly. Derrick Favors' tip-in try came up short, and Jefferson's second tip-in attempt bounced around and dropped through the basket after the final buzzer had sounded.
Hayward had 19 points, Burks 15, Paul Millsap 12 and Devin Harris 11 for Utah, while Earl Watson contributed nine points, seven rebounds and seven assists off the bench and Favors had 14 rebounds — but went 0 of 13 from the field.

Utah Jazz-Sacramento Kings: Report card--Deseret News

FORWARDS: Paul Millsap had 12 points and blocked DeMarcus Cousins' shot three times before fouling out. Gordon Hayward missed a potentially game-winning shot, but finished with 19 points and five rebounds. Jason Thompson and Travis Outlaw did little for the Kings, combining to shoot 1-for-10.

Grade: B+

Kurt Kragthorpe: Jazz fail to finish off Jimmer Fredette’s Kings--Salt Lake Tribune

The Jazz’s final play started with Gordon Hayward’s drive, but there would be no repeating his last-second shot in the lane that gave Brownsburg High School an Indiana state championship four years ago. He missed wildly, then Favors swatted the ball off the rim and the game ended before Jefferson could knock the ball into the basket.

Butler to Atlantic 10? Here are pros and cons--The Indy Star
Stevens debunks transfer rumors--Indy Star Butler Insider

Recap: Toronto vs. Miami--Miami Herald

The Raptors trailed by 10 a little after halftime but remained within striking distance, chipping away and eventually taking the lead with 1:13 remaining in the third. Norris Cole buried a three-pointer to tie it at 83 apiece in the final seconds of the frame.

Wade's jumper gave the visitors an early advantage in the final stanza before James Johnson produced the game's seventh tie, at 89-89, on a three-pointer.

Cole converted a technical free-throw, and then Wade and Bosh took over.

Wade and Bosh each score 30 as Heat beat Raptors--Miami Herald

A 3-pointer by Toronto's James Johnson tied the score at 89-all with 9 minutes to go, but the Heat answered with an 8-0 run, including five straight free throws by Norris Cole, Wade and Bosh and then a 3 by Wade, to take a 97-89 lead with 5:48 left.
Bargnani scored 14 points in the third quarter and DeRozan added eight, overcoming a 10-point quarter from James, and the Heat needed a 3 by Cole with 12 seconds left to tie it at 83 heading to the fourth.

No excuses: Miami Heat takes out Raptors--Miami Herald

Rookie Norris Cole, who finished with six points, ended the third quarter with a three-pointer and the Heat carried the momentum into the fourth.

Jasmine Bailey Prepares For Final Four

Stebbins grad, basketball player to visit WSU--Dayton Daily News

Green Bay's Wojta Named Second Team All-American by Associated Press--Horizon League Network

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