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Baylor women beat Iowa State in Big 12 title game

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March 12th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) — Brittney Griner scored 31 points and top-ranked Baylor won its third consecutive Big 12 tournament championship, rolling past No. 23 Iowa State 75-47 Monday night. In a matchup of the Big 12’s top two seeds, the Lady Bears (32-1) and their 6-foot-8 senior star easily earned another trophy in their dominating run through the conference. Now the defending national champions can turn their attention toward the biggest prize.

Griner, already a two-time All-American, had 23 points by halftime, outscoring Iowa State by 10 on our own. Odyssey Sims added 20 points for Baylor. Anna Prins had 20 points for the Cyclones (23-8), who were playing in their first Big 12 title game since 2007.

Along with the last three Big 12 tournament titles, Baylor has gone undefeated through the league the last two regular seasons for a 49-game conference winning streak.

Cards manager Mike Matheny has back surgery

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny has had surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back. Matheny had the procedure on Monday in St. Louis. Before leaving the team on Sunday, Matheny said he expected to be back at spring training for Thursday’s game against Atlanta in Jupiter. The 42-year-old Matheny, who replaced Tony La Russa as manager after the 2011 season, said early in spring training that the injury probably traces back to his days as a big league catcher from 1994-06.

Bench coach Mike Aldrete is managing the team in Matheny’s absence.

MVC commissioner irate over CBS blackout

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference says he would rather have the tournament title game televised on the Food Network if CBS can’t guarantee it will televise the entire game nationally. Doug Elgin told The Associated Press on Monday that central and northern Illinois and all of Indiana didn’t see the conclusion of Creighton’s 68-65 nail-biter over Wichita State. Wichita State’s Malcolm Armstead missed a potential tying 3-pointer just before the buzzer Sunday.

CBS switched some viewers to the start of Indiana’s victory at Michigan for the Big Ten title. The 10-team Missouri Valley has four schools in the areas that missed the finish of the championship game — Bradley, Illinois State, Indiana State and Evansville. CBS officials did not immediately return a message Monday.

ISU looks to end its Big 12 tournament futility

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State snapped a seven-year NCAA tournament drought in 2012 and could earn another bid on Sunday night. But there’s still one postseason losing streak the Cyclones desperately want to end. It’s been eight years since Iowa State won a game in the Big 12 tournament. It’s a run of futility that stretches back three coaches and three different host cities; Dallas, Oklahoma City and Kansas City.

The Cyclones (21-10, 11-7 Big 12) return to Kansas City to play Oklahoma on Thursday. They’re hoping that, for the first time since 2005, they won’t have to head straight home after the opening game.

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March 11th, 2013 by Chris Parks

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Boys Basketball All-State Teams Include Local Stars

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March 11th, 2013 by Jim Field

With the state tournament ending over the weekend, the flood of all-state teams has begun.  The Iowa Sports Spotlight released their list Sunday.  In class 3-A Dalton Franken of Atlantic is a first team selection.  Trey Lansman of Harlan was a second team pick, while Derek Hall of Denison is on the third team.  In class 2-A, Brad Baudler of Nodaway Valley was a first teamer.  His teammate, Alex Welsch was a second team pick along with Sam Brincks of Kuemper Catholic and TJ Sterk of IKM-Manning.  Britton Barrier of Tri-Center was on the third team.  In class 1-A Ricky Williams of Riverside was a first team selection.  Adam Courtney of Guthrie Center was on the second team and Spencer Rochholz of Adair-Casey was a third teamer.

The Des Moines Register all-state teams include many of the same players.  In class 3-A Dalton Franken of Atlantic was a first team pick, with Trey Lansman of Harlan on the second team.  I class 2-A, TJ Sterk of IKM-Manning was a first team selection.  Brad Baudler of Nodaway Valley was on the second team.  Third team picks include Alex Welsch of Nodaway Valley, Sam Brincks of Kuemper Catholic and Britton Barrier of Tri-Center.  In class 1-A, Ricky Williams of Riverside was selected for the first team.

2012-2013 Hawkeye 10 Boys Basketball All Conference Selections

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March 11th, 2013 by Jim Field

First Team
Dalton Franken, Atlantic, 12*
Sam Markham, Atlantic, 12*
Luke Neitzel, Creston, 12
Trey Lansman, Harlan, 11*
Cole Neary, Kuemper, 11
Grant May, Glenwood, 12
Derek Hall, Denison, 12
Alex Reed, Lewis Central, 12
*unanimous

Second Team
Tanner Johnson, Red Oak, 12
Sam Brincks, Kuemper, 11
Nathan Cave, Harlan, 11
Chad Christensen, Atlantic, 12
Colby Taylor, Creston, 12
Corey Bertini, Glenwood, 11
Briar Evans, Creston, 12
Pete Walker, Red Oak, 12

Honorable Mention
Stuart Hoegh, Atlantic, 12
Trey Thomsen, Creston, 12
Chris Halbur, Kuemper, 12
Gabe Ferry, Harlan, 11
Tyler Jensen, Glenwood, 12
Jose Perez, Red Oak, 12
Zac Johnson, Denison, 12
Lincoln Rodenburg, Lewis Central, 11
Dakota Woods, Clarinda, 12
Jordan Peterman, Clarinda, 12
Jackson Baker, Shenandoah, 11
Payden Anderson, Shenandoah, 10

Prins’ 32 help Iowa St. women beat Oklahoma 79-60

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

DALLAS (AP) – Anna Prins scored a career-high 32 points and Iowa State advanced to its first Big 12 tournament championship game in six years, beating Oklahoma 79-60 on Sunday.  Chelsea Poppens, the other Iowa State senior starter, had 14 points and 10 rebounds in Dallas, Texas.

The Cyclones (23-7) trailed only once. After Joanna McFarland’s 3-pointer put Oklahoma up 10-7 less than 4 minutes into the game, Brynn Williamson’s 3-pointer opened a 17-0 run when five different Iowa State players scored.  McFarland and Morgan Hook had 12 points each for Oklahoma (22-10), which overcome a 22-point second-half deficit Saturday to beat West Virginia.

Iowa State, which kept a double-digit lead after that 6-minute spurt, plays No. 1 Baylor (31-1) tonight (Monday). The Cyclones were tournament champs in 2000 and 2001, and lost their last title game appearance to Oklahoma in 2007.

Marcum, Mets shut out Cardinals 3-0

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Shaun Marcum and six Mets relievers combined on a three-hit shutout Sunday, propelling New York to a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.  Making his third start of the spring, Marcum allowed only one hit and didn’t walk anyone in 3 2-3 innings.  St. Louis starter Jamie Garcia was equally baffling to New York hitters. The left-hander threw five shutout innings, surrendering four hits and a walk.

The Mets scored in the eighth when Travis d’Arnaud drew a walk from Edward Mujica, moved up on a wild pitch and later came home on Jordany Valdespin’s single.  Jamie Hoffman hit a two-run double in the ninth.

Cards manager Mike Matheny to have back surgery

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March 11th, 2013 by Ric Hanson

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) – Cardinals manager Mike Matheny plans to leave the team after Sunday’s spring training game and return to St. Louis for surgery to repair a ruptured disk in his lower back.  Matheny expects to be back at spring training for Thursday’s game against Atlanta in Jupiter. The 42-year-old said early in spring training that the injury probably traces back to his days as a big league catcher from 1994-06.

The ruptured disk sends pain into his right leg, which became severe on Feb. 28 and caused him to skip the next day’s game against Houston at Kissimmee. An epidural injection on March 4 failed to relieve the pain.