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2B THE DAILY TIMES THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 2018

ON THE SCHEDULE
Louisville 76, Oregon State 43 x-Clinched Playoff Spot
FINAL FOUR NOTE: Two points are awarded for a win, one
point for an overtime or shootout loss.
AT COLUMBUS, OHIO
PREP BASEBALL NATIONAL SEMIFINALS Tuesday
5/7 p.m. ...... Volunteer at TKA (DH) Friday Mississippi 5, Pensacola 2
Mississippi State (36-1) vs. Louisville (36-2), Wednesday
6 p.m. .......... Halls at Heritage 7 p.m. No games scheduled
Sevier County Tournament at Galtinbrug-Pittman UConn (36-0) vs. Notre Dame (33-3), 9:30 p.m. Today
5:30 p.m. .... Alcoa vs Spring Hill Roanoke at Fayetteville, 7 p.m.
7:30 p.m...... Alcoa vs Giles County NBA CONFERENCES Friday
Macon at Fayetteville, 7 p.m.
Demarini Tournament EASTERN CONFERENCE
Peoria at Roanoke, 7:05 p.m.
6 p.m. .......... Science Hill at Maryville W L Pct GB
Huntsville at Mississippi, 8 p.m.
x-Toronto 55 20 .733 —
PREP SOCCER x-Boston 51 23 .689 3½ Birmingham at Pensacola, 8:05 p.m.
Knoxville at Evansville, 8:15 p.m.
6 p.m. .......... Berean Christian at TKA x-Cleveland 45 30 .600 10
7 p.m............ Alcoa at CAK x-Philadelphia 44 30 .595 10½
x-Indiana 44 31 .587 11 NHL
7 p.m............ Bearden at Maryville Washington 41 33 .554 13½ EASTERN CONFERENCE
7:30 p.m...... Bledsoe Creek at Greenback Miami 40 35 .533 15 ATLANTIC
PREP SOFTBALL Milwaukee 39 35 .527 15½ GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Detroit 34 40 .459 20½ x-Tampa Bay 76 51 21 4 106 273 217
5:30 p.m. .... Alcoa at Oliver Springs
Charlotte 34 42 .447 21½ x-Boston 75 47 17 11 105 249 194
5:30 p.m. .... William Blount at CAK New York 27 49 .355 28½ Toronto 77 46 24 7 99 261 219
5:30 p.m. .... Maryville at Heritage Chicago 24 50 .324 30½ Florida 75 39 29 7 85 229 228
6 p.m. .......... Midway at Greenback Brooklyn 24 51 .320 31 Montreal 77 28 37 12 68 196 245
Orlando 22 52 .297 32½ Detroit 77 28 38 11 67 199 239
6 p.m. .......... Gibbs at TKA
Atlanta 21 54 .280 34 Ottawa 76 26 39 11 63 207 270
PREP TENNIS WESTERN CONFERENCE Buffalo 76 24 40 12 60 177 250
4:15 p.m. ..... Bearden at William Blount W L Pct GB METROPOLITAN
4:30 p.m. .... Alcoa at Pigeon Forge y-Houston 61 14 .813 — GP W L OT Pts GF GA
y-Golden State 54 20 .730 6½ Washington 76 45 24 7 97 240 223
5 p.m. .......... Maryville at Oak Ridge Pittsburgh 77 43 28 6 92 253 238
Portland 46 29 .613 15
COLLEGE BASEBALL Oklahoma City 44 31 .587 17 Columbus 77 43 29 5 91 222 211
7:30 p.m...... Tennessee at South Carolina ..................................ESPNU San Antonio 43 32 .573 18 Philadelphia 77 38 25 14 90 232 231
New Orleans 43 32 .573 18 New Jersey 76 40 28 8 88 229 228
Utah 42 32 .568 18½ Carolina 77 34 32 11 79 215 244
Minnesota 43 33 .566 18½ N.Y. Rangers 76 33 35 8 74 221 245 GREGORY PAYAN | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ON THE AIR L.A. Clippers


Denver
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34
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N.Y. Islanders
WESTERN CONFERENCE
77 32 35 10 74 246 279 SPARTANBURG DAY’S ZION WILLIAMSON drives to the basket
against Chino Hills during a game at the Hoophall Classic Jan.
L.A. Lakers 32 41 .438 28 CENTRAL
Sacramento 24 51 .320 37 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
13 in Springfield, Mass.
MLB x-Nashville 76 49 16 11 109 245 193

Top recruits use


Dallas 23 51 .311 37½
12:30 p.m. ... Chicago Cubs at Miami ................................................ESPN Memphis 21 54 .280 40 x-Winnipeg 76 47 19 10 104 255 200
3:30 p.m. .... Houston at Texas .........................................................ESPN Phoenix 19 56 .253 42 Minnesota 76 42 24 10 94 233 215
x-clinched playoff spot St. Louis 76 43 28 5 91 212 198
7 p.m............ San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers ...................................ESPN Colorado 76 41 27 8 90 240 222
y-clinched division
10 p.m. ........ Cleveland at Seattle ....................................................ESPN

support systems to
Dallas 77 39 30 8 86 218 210
MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Tuesday Chicago 77 31 36 10 72 217 238
Washington 116, San Antonio 106 PACIFIC
7 p.m............ NIT, championship, Utah vs. Penn St. ....................ESPN2 GP W L OT Pts GF GA
Toronto 114, Denver 110
9 p.m. .......... College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships ....ESPN2 x-Vegas 76 48 21 7 103 254 205

avoid troublemakers
Houston 118, Chicago 86
NBA Miami 98, Cleveland 79 San Jose 77 44 23 10 98 238 209
8 p.m. .......... Oklahoma City at San Antonio ................................... TNT Portland 107, New Orleans 103 Los Angeles 77 42 28 7 91 224 190
Dallas 103, Sacramento 97 Anaheim 77 39 25 13 91 218 208
10:30 p.m. .. Milwaukee at Golden State ......................................... TNT Calgary 77 35 32 10 80 205 234
Indiana 92, Golden State 81
GOLF L.A. Clippers 105, Milwaukee 98 Edmonton 77 34 37 6 74 224 250
Noon ........... LPGA: ANA Inspiration, first rd .....................................TGC Wednesday Vancouver 77 28 40 9 65 201 248 BY GEORGE HENRY as college.
Arizona 76 26 39 11 63 190 242
4 p.m. .......... PGA: Houston Open, first rd ..........................................TGC Brooklyn 111, Orlando 104
Top three teams in each division and two
The Associated Press “I think agents can wait
Cleveland 118, Charlotte 105
NHL Philadelphia 118, New York 101 wild cards per conference advance to play- until the kid says he’s
8 p.m. .......... Dallas at Minnesota..................................................NBCSN Memphis 108, Portland 103 offs. ATLANTA — Cameron declaring for the draft.”
TENNIS: MIAMI OPEN Minnesota 126, Atlanta 114 x-clinched playoff spot Reddish has known since Barrett, considered
Tuesday
1 p.m. ........... Men’s quarterfinal & women’s first semifinal .....ESPN2 Boston at Utah, late
New Jersey 4, Carolina 3
ninth grade, when Penn the nation’s top recruit,
L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, late
7 p.m. ...............Men’s quarterfinal & women’s second semifinal...ESPNEWS Dallas at L.A. Lakers, late N.Y. Islanders 4, Ottawa 3 State offered him a full said he’s been fortunate
Today Detroit 5, Pittsburgh 2 scholarship, that he was a to have enough support
25 YEARS AGO FROM TIMES HISTORY special basketball talent. so that he can focus on
Washington at Detroit, 7 p.m. Winnipeg 5, Boston 4, SO
Chicago at Miami, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis 3, San Jose 2, OT
Oklahoma City at San Antonio, 8 p.m. Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SO Three years later, Red- school and basketball.
Indiana at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Dallas 3, Philadelphia 2, OT dish and some of the top His father, Rowan Barrett,
FROM THE MARCH 29, 1993, EDITION OF THE DAILY Milwaukee at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Columbus 7, Edmonton 3 prep players in the coun- is an executive vice presi-
Vancouver 4, Anaheim 1
TIMES: Heritage’s Josh Pitts struck out 13 Lenoir City batters Friday
Wednesday
try will play in Wednes- dent and former assis-
Chicago at Orlando, 7 p.m.
in a 2-0, one-hit shutout victory in 1993. The only batter to get Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Toronto 4, Florida 3 day night’s McDonald’s tant general manager of
a hit off Pitts was the leadoff batter in the first inning. Denver at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, late A l l -A m e r i c a n ga m e . Canada Basketball.
New Orleans at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Philadelphia at Colorado, late Reddish and some of “I’ve kind of seen some
Arizona at Vegas, late
Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. his Duke-bound team- of the stuff, but I haven’t
ODDS at CAL
EDM
OFF
-128
COLUS
at VAN
OFF
+118
Minnesota at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Today
Detroit at Buffalo, 7 p.m. mates in the prestigious paid too much attention,”
PREGAME.COM LINE Memphis at Utah, 9 p.m.
at LA -240 AZ +220
L.A. Clippers at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m. game are all aware of the R.J. Barrett said.
MLB Milwaukee at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7 p.m. scandal that’s rocked col- Rowan Barrett said
Today
National League
BASKETBALL Saturday Florida at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m.
lege basketball this sea- there’s a reason for that.
MEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT Charlotte at Washington, 3 p.m. San Jose at Nashville, 8 p.m.
FAV
CHI
Line
-185
Udog
at MIA
Line
+170 EAST REGIONAL Detroit at New York, 5 p.m. Dallas at Minnesota, 8 p.m. son with the FBI inves- “You always hear things
at NY -143 STL +133 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Toronto at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Winnipeg at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. tigating corruption that and you’re mindful and
Columbus at Calgary, 9 p.m.
PHI -123 at ATL +113 March 25
Brooklyn at Miami, 8 p.m.
Edmonton at Vancouver, 10 p.m.
led to criminal charges
Golden State at Sacramento, 10 p.m.
MIL -123 at SD +113 against assistant coach-
‘Some high
Villanova 71, Texas Tech 59 Arizona at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.
at LA -277 SF +247
COL -106 at AZ -104
SOUTH REGIONAL GRIZZLIES 101, TIMBERWOLVES 93 Friday es, agents, apparel com-
MEMPHIS (101): Martin 5-13 0-0 11, Green Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. pany employees and oth-
school kids
Today REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
4-9 1-2 11, Gasol 7-16 2-2 20, Harrison 5-12 0-0 Toronto at N.Y. Islanders, 7 p.m.
FAV Line Udog Line March 24
11, D.Brooks 1-5 0-2 2, Parsons 1-3 0-0 3, Davis Tampa Bay at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.
ers.
at BAL -120 MIN +110 Loyola of Chicago 78, Kansas State 62
“It’s crazy, it’s dirty, it’s
HOU
NY
-160
-144
at TEX
at TOR
+150
+134
MIDWEST REGIONAL
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
2-2 0-0 4, Simmons 0-0 0-0 0, Chalmers 4-6
2-2 10, McLemore 2-4 0-0 6, Selden 9-14 1-1 23.
Chicago at Colorado, 9 p.m.
Los Angeles at Anaheim, 10 p.m. kind of messed up,” Red- haven’t seen a
TOTAL 40-84 6-9 101. St. Louis at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. dish told The Associated
lot of money
BOS -164 at TB +154
March 25 MINNESOTA (93): Bjelica 0-5 0-0 0, Gibson Saturday
LA -127 at OAK +117
Kansas 85, Duke 81, OT 8-12 2-4 18, Towns 5-13 3-4 15, J.Teague 7-13 Florida at Boston, 1 p.m. Press.
at KC -160 CHI +150
“That’s a lot of grown
at once.’
CLE -165 at SEA +155 WEST REGIONAL 10-10 25, Wiggins 7-17 3-5 18, Dieng 3-7 0-0 7, Ottawa at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Interleague REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Crawford 3-12 1-1 10. TOTAL Columbus at Vancouver, 4 p.m. men trying to get one
33-79 19-24 93. N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, 7 p.m.
FAV Line Udog Line March 24
N.Y. Rangers at Carolina, 7 p.m.
over on young kids, so
PIT -119 at DET +109 Michigan 58, Florida State 54
Memphis 26 33 19 23 — 101 Montreal at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. it’s a really messed up Zion Williamson
NBA FINAL FOUR
Today Minnesota 25 34 23 11 — 93 Winnipeg at Toronto, 7 p.m. business, but at the end Duke basketball commit
AT THE ALAMODOME
FAV LINE O/U Udog Minnesota at Dallas, 8 p.m. of the day you have to
at DET OFF (OFF) WAS SAN ANTONIO 3-Pointers: Memphis 15-31 (Selden 4-6, Buffalo at Nashville, 8 p.m.
at MIA 13 (211) CHI Gasol 4-7, McLemore 2-3, Green 2-3, Par- St. Louis at Arizona, 9 p.m.
stay trustworthy to who all that, but I think for us
NATIONAL SEMIFINALS
at SANT OFF (OFF) OKC Sunday sons 1-1, Martin 1-4, Harrison 1-5, D.Brooks Edmonton at Calgary, 10 p.m. you know.” and our family, our focus
IND 7½ (203½) at SACR Loyola of Chicago (32-5) vs. Michigan (32-7), 0-1, Chalmers 0-1), Minnesota 8-24 (Craw- San Jose at Vegas, 10:30 p.m. Reddish, R.J. Barrett, is on getting better,” Row-
at GSt OFF (OFF) MIL 6:09 p.m. ford 3-8, Towns 2-4, J.Teague 1-1, Dieng 1-3,
PREDATORS 2, WILD 1, LATE TUESDAY Zion Williamson and Tre an Barrett said.
Villanova (34-4) vs. Kansas (31-7), 8:49 p.m. Wiggins 1-5, Bjelica 0-3). Fouled Out: None.
Rebounds: Memphis 35 (Green 11), Minne- Minnesota 0 0 1 0 — 1 Jones are part of the Blue “If you get better, all
COLLEGE BASKETBALL sota 37 (Towns 12). Assists: Memphis 25
Nashville 1 0 0 0 — 2
Devils’ recruiting class, that stuff will be there
Today WOMEN’S NCAA TOURNAMENT Nashville won shootout 1-0.
FAV LINE Udog
ALBANY REGIONAL
(Gasol 6), Minnesota 21 (J.Teague 7). Fouls:
First Period: 1, Nashville, Josi 12 (Turris), 2:51. considered the best in the later for you.”
Memphis 23, Minnesota 15. Tech: Chalmers.
Penn St 4 Utah
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
Second Period: None. nation. Kansas signee Quentin
Att: 16,290 (18,798).
Saturday
FAV LINE Udog Monday
Third Period: 2, Minnesota, Staal 40 (Gran- They all say strong sup- Grimes said he supports
lund), 16:45.
Mich 5 LoyolaofCHI UConn 94, South Carolina 65 HOCKEY Overtime: None.
port systems have helped an NCAA commission,
Villanova 5 Kansas SPOKANE REGIONAL SPHL Shootout: Minnesota 0 (Niederreiter NG, them steer clear of any led by former Secretary
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GP W L OL SOL Pts GF GA Parise NG, Koivu NG), Nashville 1 (Turris G, unwanted contact. of State Condoleezza
NHL Monday x-Peoria 52 35 12 2 3 75 197 147 Ellis NG). Shots on Goal: Minnesota 4-7-9-3: Williamson, a South Rice, that was recently
Today Notre Dame 84, Oregon 74 x-Pensacola 51 30 15 3 3 66 172 141 23. Nashville 11-10-7-1: 29.
FAV Line Udog Line x-Huntsville 52 28 15 6 3 65 186 164 Power-play opportunities: Minnesota 0 of 2;
Carolina prep sensation convened and will try to
KANSAS CITY REGIONAL
at BOS OFF TB OFF x-Macon 51 29 16 5 1 64 191 167 Nashville 0 of 4. with YouTube fan videos find ways to reform and
REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
PIT -123 at NJERSEY +113
March 25
x-Knoxville 52 28 18 5 1 62 192 173 Goalies: Minnesota, Dubnyk 32-14-7 (29 that have been viewed modernize rules in col-
at BUF -118 DET +108 x-Evansville 52 25 19 5 3 58 177 178 shots-28 saves). Nashville, Rinne 41-11-4 (23-
FLA -160 at OTT +150
Mississippi State 89, UCLA 73
Mississippi 52 26 24 0 2 54 169 168 22).
millions of times, under- lege basketball.
at NASH -155 SJO +145 LEXINGTON REGIONAL Roanoke 51 24 23 3 1 52 157 179 ATT: 17,424 (17,113). T: 2:47. stands how a teenager But Grimes believes the
at MIN -150 DAL +140 REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP Birmingham 52 22 25 4 1 49 149 177 Referees: Francis Charron, TJ Luxmore. Lines- could get caught up in best way to avoid unwant-
WPG -170 at CHI +158 March 25 Fayetteville 51 11 34 3 3 28 136 232 men: Matt MacPherson, Pierre Racicot. the whirlwind of atten- ed contact is to rely on
tion. his gut instincts and dis-
But Williamson said he cuss anything question-

PITCHERS: Morgan encourages Arnold, Moss, Sprang never was tempted to


meet with anyone who
could possibly put his
able with his parents and
coaches.
“My mom is in finance
FROM 1B pionship teams in Georgia, could give her another oppor- their teammates are encour- career in jeopardy. and she knows not to
and kept begging him to put tunity. But before that, Mor- aging them, Dr. Joe Whit- He credits his stepfa- have contact or take mon-
tossed just 2.2 innings, was her in at some point so he did gan is encouraging Arnold, ney, Tennessee’s Director ther, former Clemson ey from those people,”
rattled from the get-go on after she crushed a three-run Moss and Sprang, who were of Mental Training, was in player Lee Anderson, Grimes said. “She does a
Sunday. home run to put the Lady recruited solely for pitching. the bullpen Tuesday. Weekly and his mother, Sharonda pretty good job of keep-
“We put Caylan in a tough Vols on top, 5-3, Sunday. “I was expecting to play said the physiologist helps Sampson, with keeping ing those people away
situation,” Weekly said. That lead quickly vanished, first base, but I didn’t really in areas where words and unwelcome people from from me.”
“She had to throw a lot of pitching just 0.1 innings know pitching was going to hugs can’t touch, especially getting close. Grimes said his moth-
innings, and that last day, I where she allowed one hit be in the equation,” Morgan after a weekend like the Lady “I don’t think it’s right er Tonja did her due
brought her in with runners and three earned runs. said, “but you really don’t Vols had in Columbia and a because they’re high diligence with every
on second and third — a real “I just had gotten out of know here in college ball if quick turnaround with No. school kids,” William- school, trying to ensure
tough situation. She already the home run,” said Morgan, you are going to be needed. 6 Georgia coming to town. son told The AP. “Some he wouldn’t be affected
pitched a lot of innings ear- who was recruited to play It was a surprise, but I was “I tell Karen (Weekly), high school kids haven’t by the federal probe once
lier. Caylan’s been a war- first base, “and coming back ready to do it. ‘You’ve got to give them a seen a lot of money at he got on campus.
rior for us. She really has. in, I didn’t have any time to “Just making sure they (the big hug and tell them you once. They take the bait “I think that’s a rumor
I’m really proud to have be nervous so I just went out pitching staff) don’t overesti- love them.’ That’s all there is for it and the next thing for every school, but she
her, and I think she’s going there to give it my all. Hope- mate the hitters because they to it,” Weekly said. “They are yo u k n ow, t h ey f i n d asked every coach that
to be fine.” Once Sprang was fully, I’ll keep going and get are super good at what they out there giving it everything themselves in a situa- was in my final four about
pulled in the second inning, better and keep going.” do. Just trusting themselves they can. It’s hard to see that tion where they can’t the rumors,” Grimes said,
after allowing two earned Although Morgan’s college and knowing that they can one inning. go to a dream school “and every coach just
runs on three hits, freshman pitching debut wasn’t how beat those hitters.” “It is very much a metal that they’ve dreamed of straight up kept it real
Ashley Morgan made her she predicted, she feels she The hardest part is keep- game and that’s why we have going to since they were with her and said that
season debut. can still help. Weekly said a ing a solid mental outlook sports physiologist here, to a kid. They have to go doesn’t happen there and
Weekly said Morgan mid-week matchup with Ten- that they can buckle down in tell us how to do things. It’s overseas and probably if it did that I should go
pitched on two state cham- nessee State next Tuesday the circle, and even though really tough on these kids.” won’t enjoy it as much somewhere else.”