Back to Sweet 16 Madness ... Wolverines student assistant coach a survivor ...Rhode Island’s Hurley to become UConn coach
UNDATED (AP) — In the NCAA men’s tournament tonight, in the south regional semifinals, Nevada takes on Loyola of Chicago at Atlanta. That game is followed by Kansas State vs. Kentucky at Atlanta, in the south regional semifinals. The West regional semifinals has Texas A&M playing Michigan at Los Angeles. They’re followed by Florida State vs. Gonzaga.
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. In 2003, Hatch and his pilot father survived a crash that killed his mother and two siblings. Now Hatch is a student assistant coach for the Wolverines as they attempt to keep their season going.
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. 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.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The baseball Hall of Fame says it no longer will use the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo logo for plaques of new members. The Hall released a statement Wednesday, saying that it “concurs with the commissioner’s sentiment and acknowledges the shifting societal view of Native American logos in baseball.” Former Cleveland slugger Jim Thome was elected in January and says it’s “the right thing to do.”
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — John Gibson stopped 29 shots to lead the Anaheim Ducks over the Calgary Flames 4-0 Wednesday night. Gibson earned his fourth shutout of the season and 16th of his career. He is 12-3-1 in his last 16 starts. Francois Beauchemin had a goal and an assist for Anaheim, and Andrew Cogliano, Ondrej Kase, Hamphus Lindholm also scored for the Ducks, who’ve won four straight and are tied with Colorado for sixth in the Western Conference, one point ahead of the Los Angeles Kings.