Morning Headlines for March 14, 2011
The Texas Tech Women’s basketball team awaits their NCAA Tournament fate as the pairings for the 64 team field will be announced tonight at 6pm. The Lady Raiders are 22-10 on the season and 8-8 in Big 12 play.
Texas Tech Baseball took two games from Iowa on Friday 9 to 7 and Saturday 6 to 4. Tech split with Texas A&M – Corpus Christi losing Saturday night 14 to 5 and then coming back Sunday to beat Corpus Christi 6 to 5. Tech is off today in the tournament and return to action tomorrow against Corpus Christi. Tech is now 11-6 on the season.
No. 19 Texas Tech Softball won five of six games over the weekend in the Masked Rider invitational dropping Game 1 to Alcorn State 4-2 before sweeping Evansville and taking two of three from Alcorn State behind a no-hitter from Kelsey Dennis and a near no-hitter from Reid Redman. Tech softball is now 29-1 on the season.
The 14th-ranked Texas Tech men’s golf ended the Southern Highlands Collegiate Masters in a tie for 12th place. Texas Tech fired a three round total of 42-over 906 (tie with USC). Top-ranked Oklahoma State won the team title at 1-under 863 while No. 11 Texas A&M finished second at 6-over 870.
Over the weekend in UIL Boys Basketball, Idalou captured its second state title of the season as they took the 2A Championship and Paducah won in 1A.
The Los Angeles Kings won their third game in a row by beating the Dallas Stars 3-2 yesterday. The Kings got a goal from Michal Handzus in the final minute to win the game. The Stars got goals from Brad Richards and Jamie Langenbrunner in the loss.
Texas-San Antonio will face Alabama State in one of the NCAA tournament play-in games on Wednesday. If the Roadrunners win, they will go on to face No. 1 overall seed Ohio State in the East region on Friday. UTSA earned a bid by beating McNeese State in the Southland Conference tournament.
A San Francisco Giants split-squad had 14 hits as they beat the Texas Rangers 11-8 in an exhibition yesterday. The Giants’ Pablo Sandoval had two hits and stole a base in the win. Rangers starter Tommy Hunter allowed seven runs and nine hits in three-and-two-thirds innings of work.
The Houston Astros managed to split a pair of split-squad games in spring training yesterday. Atlanta got homers from Chipper Jones and Brian McCann to the lead the Braves to a 7-1 over Houston. The ‘Stros got three hits and two RBIs from J.R. Towles to lead the team for a 3-1 win over a Detroit Tigers split-squad.
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