College, NBA Roundup; Schedules
Published on April 2 2013 10:36 am
Last Updated on April 2 2013 10:36 am
Written by Millie Lange
Pitino: Ware In Good Spirits
(Indianapolis, IN) -- Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino says guard Kevin Ware is doing terrific and is in good spirits after surgery Sunday for a broken leg. Ware remains in an Indianapolis hospital, but the university posted a picture on Twitter of him walking on crutches. Pitino says Ware should be able to travel with the team to Atlanta for this weekend's Final Four.
Andy Enfield Leaving FGCU For USC
(Los Angeles, CA) -- One of college basketball's hottest head coaching commodities is headed west. USC announced it has hired Andy Enfield away from Florida Gulf Coast. The 43-year-old made a name for himself over the last two weeks after taking FGCU to the Sweet 16. The Eagles were the first 15-seed to advance that far in the NCAA Tournament.
Tubby Smith Reportedly Headed To Texas Tech
(Lubbock, TX) -- Tubby Smith appears headed to Texas Tech. ESPN.com's Jason King reports Smith has agreed to a deal to become men's basketball coach for the Red Raiders. He would replace interim coach Chris Walker, who led the team to an 11-20 mark this season, including 3-15 in the Big 12. Smith was fired by Minnesota last week after six seasons.
UConn, Cal Punch Final Four Tickets
A pair of tickets were punched to the Women's Final Four on Monday night. UConn is heading to its record sixth straight national semifinal after an 83-53 victory over Kentucky. California earned a spot in the Final Four for the first time in school history. The Lady Golden Bears defeated Georgia 65-62 in overtime to move on to New Orleans.
Jazz Rattles Off Five Straight Victories
The Utah Jazz's longest winning streak of the season couldn't have come at a better time. The Jazz have rattled off five straight victories, including Monday's 112-102 wire-to-wire triumph over the Portland Trail Blazers to move into sole possession of eighth place in the Western Conference standings. Al Jefferson put up 24 points with 10 rebounds and Mo Williams added 20 points on 6-of-7 shooting from behind the arc for the Jazz, who shot 54 percent from the field and had six players score in double figures. Utah was looking up at the Los Angeles Lakers for the West's last playoff spot following a four-game
skid, but moved ahead by a half-game thanks to this run.
Monday, April 1 Scoreboard
Detroit Pistons 108, Toronto Raptors 98
Atlanta Hawks 102, Cleveland Cavaliers 94
Minnesota Timberwolves 110, Boston Celtics 100
Memphis Grizzlies 92, San Antonio Spurs 90
Houston Rockets 111, Orlando Magic 103
Milwaukee Bucks 131, Charlotte Bobcats 102
Utah Jazz 112, Portland Trail Blazers 102
Indiana Pacers 109, Los Angeles Clippers 106
Tuesday, April 2 Schedule
6:00 p.m. - Chicago Bulls at Washington Wizards
7:00 p.m. - New York Knicks at Miami Heat
9:30 p.m. - Dallas Mavericks at Los Angeles Lakers
NIT Semifinals (at New York, NY)
6:00 p.m. - #2 Baylor Bears vs. #3 BYU Cougars
8:00 p.m. - #2 Maryland Terrapins vs. #3 Iowa Hawkeyes