Iowa women beat NC State...AP source: Hoiberg to coach Nebraska...Woods advances at Match Play
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Megan Gustafson had 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead Iowa past North Carolina State 79-61 today in the women’s NCAA Greensboro Regional semifinals. Gustafson finished with her 33rd double-double to match the NCAA’s single-season record. It will be the second-seeded Hawkeyes’ first Elite Eight appearance since 1993. Iowa will play either top-seeded Baylor or fourth-seeded South Carolina on Monday night, with the winner advancing to the Final Four.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the negotiations has told The Associated Press that Nebraska has finalized a deal to hire Fred Hoiberg as its basketball coach. Hoiberg was fired in December by the Chicago Bulls. He takes over for Tim Miles, who was dismissed on Tuesday after seven seasons. Hoiberg has ties to Nebraska. He was born in Lincoln and his grandfather, Jerry Bush, was the Cornhuskers’ coach from 1954-63.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The Arizona Coyotes have signed Nick Schmaltz to a seven-year contract extension. Financial terms of the deal haven’t been announced. The 23-year-old arrived in the desert in a November trade that sent forward Dylan Strome and Brendan Perlini to Chicago. Schmaltz got off to a strong start with the Coyotes, scoring five goals with nine assists in 17 games, but went down with a season-ending knee injury in December.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Tiger Woods has moved into the quarterfinals of the Dell Technologies Match Play by outlasting Rory McIlroy. Woods holed a 12-foot par putt on the 17th hole to win. He is in the quarterfinals for the first time since he won in 2008.
NEW YORK (AP) — It didn’t take long for Chris Davis’ first benching of the season. The first baseman with the $161 million contract is out of the Baltimore Orioles’ starting lineup against the New York Yankees, two days after going 0 for 3 with three strikeouts in the opener. Rookie manager Brandon Hyde started right-handed-hitting Trey Mancini at first base against left-hander James Paxton rather than the left-handed-hitting Davis.