Virginia, Texas Tech advance to NCAA title game...Nets top Bucks...Predators take division
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kyle Guy sank three free throws with 0.6 seconds left as Virginia survived a frantic rally by Auburn in a 63-62 triumph over the Tigers in the NCAA men’s basketball semifinals. The Cavaliers inbounded the ball with 1.5 seconds left and got the ball to Guy, who was bumped by the Tigers’ Samir Doughty on a 3-point shot from the corner. The free throws came after the Tigers used a 14-0 run to erase a 10-point deficit and take a 61-57 lead with 19.3 seconds remaining.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Texas Tech has advanced to the NCAA title game against Virginia by holding Michigan State to 31.9% from the floor in a 61-51 victory over the Spartans. Matt Mooney matched his season-high with 22 points, including three 3-pointers over the span of 3 minutes to give Texas Tech a 13-point lead midway through the second half. Mooney helped the Red Raiders advance despite a quiet performance by Jarrett Culver, who was held to 10 points and five boards.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets are tied for sixth with Orlando in the NBA’s Eastern Conference at 40-40 following a 133-128 triumph over the Bucks in Milwaukee. D’Angelo Russell had 25 points and 10 assists for the Nets, who had dropped four of five before moving a half-game ahead of Detroit. Caris LeVert had 24 points, and Jared Dudley finished with 16. Brooklyn is 1 ½ games ahead of ninth-place Miami, although the Heat have a game in hand.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Nashville Predators have taken the NHL’s Central Division title for the third straight year by downing the Chicago Blackhawks, 5-2. The Predators trailed 2-0 midway through the second period until Dante Fabbro scored his first NHL goal. Filip Forsberg tied it later in the period and Viktor Arvidsson put the Predators ahead with a power-play goal 3:33 into the third.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Si Woo Kim narrowly missed a second hole-in-one on consecutive days and saw his four-shot lead trimmed to one over qualifier Corey Conners through three rounds of the PGA’s Valero Texas Open. Kim aced the 16th hole at the TPC San Antonio on Friday, and he missed it by inches on the way to a third round 3-under 69 that puts him 15 under. Connors fired a 6-under 66 as he attempts to become the first Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour since 2010.