MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
F Y I :

Pittsburgh 3
San Jose 2 (2OT)

Washington 5
NY Rangers 2

Boston 2
Carolina 1 (OT)

Calgary 5
Nashville 2

NY Islanders 5
Detroit 4

Florida 4
Ottawa 2

Anaheim 2
New Jersey 1

Chicago 4
Winnipeg 3

Pittsburgh 4
Atlanta 2

Duke 66
Gonzaga 52

Michigan State 76
Louisville 70 (OT)






Penguins Edge Sharks
PITTSBURGH (AP) - David Perron and Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won their second home game in as many days, 3-2 over the San Jose Sharks on Sunday night. After the Penguins killed off the final 3:52 of overtime while short-handed - the result of Patric Hornqvist's high-sticking double-minor - Perron and Crosby beat Sharks backup goalie Alex Stalock to his stick side on Pittsburgh's first two attempts of the shootout. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Melker Karlsson, and when Logan Couture's shot struck the crossbar after Crosby's goal, the game was over and Pittsburgh (95 points) officially pulled back into a tie for second place in the Metropolitan Division.
Hornqvist and Chris Kunitz had first-period goals for Pittsburgh, which had won just one of its previous seven before coming from behind to beat Arizona 3-2 Saturday. Ben Smith and Logan Couture had second-period goals for San Jose.

Pirates Rally To Beat Braves
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) - Shelby Miller allowed one hit in six innings, solidifying a spot in Atlanta's rotation as the Braves lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Sunday. Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking, two-run homer in the ninth off Michael Kohn and drove in three runs. Acquired from St. Louis during the offseason for Jason Heyward, Miller gave one run, on Pedro Florimon's third-inning sacrifice fly. He struck out four and walked one. Chris Johnson hit his second homer of spring training for the Braves and had two of their three hits. Stolmy Pimental made his first start of spring training for the Pirates and allowed one hit in two innings.

Final Four
HOUSTON (AP) - Freshman Justise Winslow drained a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch and finished with 16 points as top seed Duke beat Gonzaga 66-52 to win the South Region and advance to the NCAA Final Four. The Blue Devils turned a four-point, second-half deficit into a 60-51 lead once Winslow hit a trey with 2:28 remaining. Matt Jones finished with 16 points for Duke, which is in the Final Four for the first time since its 2010 title run.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Michigan State captured the East Region as the seventh seed, knocking off Louisville 76-70 in overtime. Bryn Forbes opened OT with a 3-pointer that put the Spartans ahead to stay. Travis Trice paced the Spartans with 17 points, Denzel Valentine added 15 and Forbes wound up with 14 as the Spartans earned their seventh trip to the Final Four under Tom Izzo.

Hamlin Best In Martinsville
MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) - Denny Hamlin passed teammate Matt Kenseth for the lead with 28 laps to go and went on to end Toyota's 32-race winless streak in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. The driver for Joe Gibbs Racing held off a five-lap, bumper-to-tail challenge from Brad Keselowski for his 25th career victory and his fifth at the smallest and oldest track in the premier series. Pole sitter Joey Logano finished third, followed by Matt Kenseth and David Ragan.

Walker Crushes Field In Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Jimmy Walker birdied the 16th and 17th holes in closing out a four-shot victory over Jordan Spieth in the PGA's Texas Open. The San Antonio native closed with a 2-under 70 for an 11-under total in his hometown tournament. Walker won the Sony Open in Hawaii by nine shots in January and has a tour-best five victories in the past two seasons.

Cal U Women Are National Champions
Sophomore Miki Glenn scored a career-best 31 points and Kaitlynn Fratz keyed a 21-point first-half run as California University of Pennsylvania won its second women's basketball national championship, downing California Baptist, 86-69, Friday night. The Vulcans trailed 11-2 three minutes into the game, but scored the next 21 points of the half, then played with a double-digit lead for all but 16 seconds the rest of the game. Fratz scored nine of her 15 points in the early run and was named the Elite Eight's Most Outstanding Player. The senior scored at least 14 points in all nine Cal U post-season games. The win, 11 years to the day after the Vulcans' first national championship was aided by senior Emma Mahady's 19 points, plus 12 points off the bench from freshman Seairra Barrett. Glenn was 10-for-10 at the foul line, setting a new, single-season PSAC record with 223 made free throws this year. The Bridgeport, WV product and Mahady joined Fratz on the All-Tournament team. Click for Bracket

W&J Names New Head Basketball Coach
WASHINGTON, Pa. - Washington & Jefferson College has selected Ethan Stewart-Smith as the 15th men's basketball coach in school history. Stewart-Smith joins W&J after a successful season as an assistant at Carnegie Mellon University. Prior to that, he spent five seasons as an assistant at Dickinson College. "We are thrilled to announce Ethan Stewart-Smith as our head men's basketball coach at Washington & Jefferson College," said Interim Co-Director of Athletics Mark Lesako. "Through his experiences at Carnegie Mellon University and Dickinson College, Ethan has worked and thrived under two coaching staffs that we have a great deal of respect for. We feel he is ready to flourish in his own program and we are excited to give him that opportunity here at W&J."



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