Update on the latest in sports:
Sweet 16 resumes tonight
UNDATED (AP) — In the NCAA men’s tournament tonight, play resumes with tournament darling Loyola-Chicago (30-5), an 11th seed, facing No. 7 seed Nevada (29-7), and Kansas State (24-11) playing No. 5 seed Kentucky (26-10) in the South at Philips Arena in Atlanta.
The other two matchups are in the West, where No. 7 Texas A&M (22-12) meets No. 3 Michigan (30-7), and No. 9 Florida State (22-11) takes on No. 4 Gonzaga (32-4) at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
The Florida State Seminoles haven’t reached the Sweet 16 in a quarter century.
Crash survivor Austin Hatch back in LA with Michigan hoops
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Plane crash survivor Austin Hatch is back in Los Angeles tonight with the Michigan Wolverines, a city where he lived four years ago after the plane crash that killed his father and stepmother.
Hatch and his pilot father had survived the first crash, in 2003, but it killed Hatch’s mother and two siblings.
Now he’s a student assistant coach for the Wolverines as they attempt to keep their season going.
Rhode Island’s Dan Hurley agrees to become coach at UConn
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Rhode Island basketball coach Dan Hurley has agreed to become the coach at the University of Connecticut. He succeeds Kevin Ollie, who was fired this month.
UConn made the announcement today on Twitter.
Hurley was 113-82 in six seasons with the Rams, who went 26-8 this year before losing in the second round of the NCAA Tournament to Duke. It was the second straight trip to the tournament for the Rams, who won the regular-season Atlantic-10 championship for the first time.
He takes over a program that won its fourth national championship in 2014 but has fallen on hard times recently. The Huskies went 14-18 this year, their second straight losing season.
Joseph Parker punching harder after surgery, team says
LONDON (AP) — Joseph Parker’s team says the WBO heavyweight champion is at “maximum speed and power” ahead of his unification fight against Anthony Joshua.
Parker underwent elbow surgery in November in his native New Zealand to deal with “pain and restriction” in both arms.
His team says “the results of the surgery have been nothing less than fantastic with Parker regaining maximum speed and power for the first time since 2016.”
The surgeon who operated on Parker, Craig Ball, says the surgery has given Parker a greater range of motion and taken away pain.
Parker is hoping to take Joshua’s WBA, IBF and IBO belts in the fight on March 31 in Cardiff.