NBA on Saturday, 2-25-2017

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference teams trying to improve their position in the playoff picture down in South Beach. The sliding Indiana Pacers are on the road as they take on the surging Miami Heat as both teams play the second game of a back to back Saturday night. Indiana was at home as they hosted Memphis in inter-conference play Friday night. Miami was in Atlanta as they faced the Hawks in a Southeast Division matchup Friday. Indiana has a 60-44 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. The Heat won the last three meetings, including a 95-89 home win in the first matchup this season on December 14, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a Southwest Division matchup down in the Lone Star State between a pair of teams on the outside looking in for the playoff picture. The New Orleans Pelicans are on the road as they clash with the Dallas Mavericks Saturday night. New Orleans was clobbered 129-99 at home by Houston Thursday night in their first game with DeMarcus Cousins. Dallas was on the road as they faced Minnesota Friday night. The Mavericks have a commanding 38-15 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. The teams split two earlier meetings this season with the Pelicans taking a 111-104 home win in the most recent matchup on December 26, 2016.... Read More

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The ABC Saturday night game of the week is a Central Division matchup between the Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bulls usually fare well against LeBron James-led teams in the regular season but then are no match when/if they meet in the playoffs. They could again this spring.... Read More

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James Harden and the Houston Rockets will collide with the Minnesota Timberwolves in a Western Conference battle Saturday night from the Toyota Center.... Read More

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The Brooklyn Nets made a solid move in the trade deadline, dealing forward Bojan Bogdanovic and Chris McCullough or a first-round pick and Andrew Nicholson. They also added 6-6 wing K.J. McDaniels from Houston. That will likely be a late first-round pick but it helps give the Nets a slightly better future considering they have Boston's first-round pick and the Celts have the Nets' pick (likely top 3). The Nets had lost 14 straight before facing Denver on Friday night. ... Read More

NCAAB on Saturday, 2-25-2017

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Colorado State is tied for first place in the Mountain West at 11-4 with Nevada. The Rams are 88 in the RPI and will need to win the MWC Tournament to earn an NCAA Tourney bid. They face a disappointing San Diego State squad, that is 8-7 in the MWC, good for sixth place in the league. Colorado State beat San Diego State on the road, 78-77 on Jan. 28. The Aztecs are coming off a 63-55 home loss to Fresno State on Wednesday, which broke a 3-game winning streak. The red-hot Rams have won five straight and eight of the last nine games.... Read More

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The 49ers of Long Beach State head to UC Davis to take on the Aggies on Saturday night. These are two teams that are right in the thick of the Big West race and this game may go a long way in determining who wins the regular season conference title in the conference. This is a rematch of a game held nine days ago. The 49ers broke through in overtime and won 78-69. The game had been close throughout up until overtime tipped off.... Read More

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After losing three of four, including an ugly loss to Missouri, Arkansas was quickly discounted as a potential NCAA Tournament team, and rightfully so. Since then, however, the Razorbacks have reeled off four straight wins, including a victory over then 21st-ranked South Carolina, and are right back in the mix of things. One team that is not in the mix of things is Bruce Pearl's Auburn Tigers who enter this contest having lost three of four. ... Read More

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Two teams who have struggled all season in the Mountain West face each other for the second time this season. In the first game on Dec. 31, Air Force was victorious at home, 78-73. Jacob Van led the way with 16 points as the Falcons shot 49.2 percent from the floor and 10-of-21 from beyond the arc. Utah State (6-10 MWC) will play their last home game after winning at San Jose State, 81-75 on Wednesday. Air Force (4-11 MWC) is coming off an 81-58 home win over UNLV on Wednesday.... Read More

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The top-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs and their quest for perfection is nearing its end. With a victory over the visiting Brigham Young Cougars on Saturday night, they will have accomplished that goal, for the regular season anyways. After that they will look to continue their perfection in the postseason tournaments but we will worry about that later. Their 58-point win over San Diego on Thursday night clinched the West Coast Conference title for the Zags. BYU is having a down year by their standards and sit at 11-6 in league play. If they fail to win this game, they will end up finishing a full seven games behind Gonzaga in the WCC Standings. The Cougars have only won five of the 16 all-time head-to-head meetings, and dropped an 85-75 decision in Provo earlier this month. ... Read More

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It all started a little over a month ago when Allonzo Trier returned, or "Iso Zo," if you will, from his PED suspension and led his Arizona team to an 11-point win in Los Angeles. Since then the Wildcats have won eight of nine and get the Bruins at home this time around. At 12-3 in league play, UCLA sits 2.5 games behind league leading Arizona in the Pac-12 standings, but leads the all-time series 54-42. ... Read More

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Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Okay, so there are no Bears involved this time around, but the Loyola Marymount Lions and Pacific Tigers do close the regular season with each other on Saturday night in Stockton. LMU enters the contest 7-10 in league play and have clinched sixth place in the West Coast Conference standings and a first-round bye in the WCC tourney, while at 4-10, Pacific can still finish anywhere from seventh to ninth in the conference. The schools have met 55 times on the hardwood with Loyola holding a 28-27 advantage and picking up a 79-73 win at home over the Tigers earlier this season. ... Read More

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The 18th-ranked Gaels wrap up their regular season on Saturday night when they welcome Santa Clara into Moraga for Senior Night. Saint Mary's has won ten of their last 11 contests and are coming off of a 78-49 trouncing of Pepperdine. Santa Clara, meanwhile, has won three of four, and can force a tie with Brigham Young for third place in the West Coast Conference with a win, and a Cougars loss to Gonzaga. These two schools have been colliding on the hardwood since 1910, with Santa Clara leading the all-time series 133-88, but the Gaels have won the last seven meetings, including a 72-59 victory last month. ... Read More

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Cal State Northridge heads to UC Irvine to take on the Anteaters in a battle of contenders in the Big West conference. The Titans are chasing UC Davis and Irvine and are getting closer with each passing game. Irvine lost a very winnable game on Wednesday, losing to Cal State Fullerton 56-54. Irvine had a three point lead at halftime but couldn't hold it in the second half.... Read More

NHL on Saturday, 2-25-2017

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NHL hockey action on Saturday evening and the Philadelphia Flyers will rumble with the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Flyers enter this contest off a 4-1 home loss to the Capitals, while the Penguins come in off a 3-1 road win over Carolina. The Flyers are 13-5 their last 18 games played here in Pittsburgh, but they are also just 1-4 in their last five games overall in this series. The Pens won the lone meeting between these teams back in October by a score of 5-4 on the road.... Read More

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NHL action on Saturday evening and the Buffalo Sabres will square off with the Colorado Avalanche at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado. The Sabres enter this contest off a 5-1 home loss to the Blackhawks, while the Avalanche enter off a 4-2 road loss to the Predators and they have now lost eight of their last nine games. ... Read More

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Saturday evening NHL action and the San Jose Sharks will duke it out with the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia. The Sharks enter this game off a rough 2-1 OT home loss to Boston and they have now dropped six of their last eight games, while the Canucks enter off a 3-2 home loss to the Flyers and they have now lost eight of their last 11 games.... Read More

NBA on Sunday, 2-26-2017

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It’s an inter-conference matchup up in the land of cheese. The Phoenix Suns are on the road as they travel to face the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday afternoon. Phoenix lost for the sixth time in eight games as they fell 128-121 in overtime to Chicago on the road Friday night. Milwaukee had a three game win streak stopped as they lost 109-95 at home to the Jazz Friday night. Phoenix holds a 70-67 advantage in the all-time regular season series. The Bucks have won three straight meetings, including a 137-112 road win in the first matchup this season February 4.... Read More

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It’s a Western Conference battle in the Rocky Mountains. The Memphis Grizzlies continue a road swing as they travel to face the Denver Nuggets Sunday afternoon. Memphis came up a 102-92 road loser to Indiana in their first game after the All Star break Friday night. Denver bounced back from a loss to Sacramento by clobbering the hapless Nets 129-109 at home Friday night. The Nuggets hold a 49-36 edge in the all-time regular season series. The Grizzlies have taken seven of the last eight meetings, including a 119-99 win here on February 1 in the most recent matchup.... Read More

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The Memphis Grizzlies hit the road to take on the Denver Nuggets for a Sunday night contest. Memphis has won both meetings against Denver this season. In the most recent meeting on Feb. 1, the Grizzlies beat the Nuggets 119-99. Marc Gasol led the Grizzlies with 24 points and five rebounds. The Grizzlies have won three of their last four games, and the Nuggets have lost two of three. This contest features two of the best centers in the league, Nikola Jokic and Marc Gasol. Jokic is averaging 15.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, and 4.4 assists. Gasol is putting up 20.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 4.3 assists. Can Gasol lead the Grizzlies to a road win?... Read More

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Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers will square off with the Charlotte Hornets Sunday night from the Staples Center.... Read More

NCAAB on Sunday, 2-26-2017

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College basketball action on Sunday afternoon and the La Salle Explorers will rumble with the UMass Minutemen at William D. Mullins Memorial Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. The Explorers are off a 67-56 home loss to Rhode Island and they have now lost seven of their last 10 games, while the Minutemen are off an 83-67 loss at George Washington and they have now lost eight of their last nine games. La Salle took the first meeting this year by a score of 88-78.... Read More

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Horizon League college hoops action this afternoon and the Valparaiso Crusaders will battle it out with the Northern Kentucky Norse at BB&T Arena in Highland Heights, Kentucky. The Crusaders come into this game off an 84-74 road win over Wright State and they have now won their last three games in a row, while the Norse enter this contest off a 90-82 home win over Ill-Chicago and they have now won six of their last seven games. The Crusaders won the first meeting 65-58.... Read More

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College hoops action within Conference U.S.A this afternoon and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders will slug it out with the UAB Blazers at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. The Blue Raiders come into this contest off a 97-86 win over Marshall on the road and they have now won 14 of their last 15 games, while the Blazers have lost five of their last six games after falling 76-64 to Western Kentucky on the road. ... Read More

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The Flames of Illinois-Chicago head to Wright State to take on the Raiders in the final Horizon league matchup for both teams on Sunday night. This is a rematch of a game back on January 29th in which the Raiders won a thriller 88-86 on the Flames home court. Mark Alstork scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half to pace the Raiders. Wright State overcame a four point halftime lead, and shot 53% from the field for the game.... Read More

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The George Mason Patriots will tangle with the George Washington Colonials in our nation's capital on Sunday afternoon. This matchup between Atlantic 10 rivals will give a clearer picture of the conference's standings. Both of these teams are stuck in the middle of the pack, but they're hoping to move up in the A 10 standings before the conference tourney. The Patriots are 18-10, and they've gone 8-7 in conference play. The Colonials are just below them with a 15-13 record overall and a 7-8 conference record. Which club will come out on top on Sunday?... Read More

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It’s a matchup of ACC schools in the Bluegrass State. The Syracuse Orange try to spring another major upset over a ranked foe as they visit the #7 Louisville Cardinals Sunday afternoon. Syracuse snapped a three game losing skid by stunning #10 Duke 78-75 at home Wednesday night. Louisville had won three straight and six of seven before dropping a 74-63 road decision to #8 North Carolina Wednesday night. The Cardinals have won six of the last 10 meetings, including a 76-72 overtime road win in the first matchup this season February 13.... Read More

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The Detroit Titans will be trying to pick up their first three-game winning streak of the season when they visit the Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix on Sunday afternoon.... Read More

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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies will be aiming to push their winning streak to nine games when they visit the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers on Sunday afternoon.... Read More

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The 22nd ranked Butler Bulldogs will square off with the Xavier Musketeers in a Big East showdown Sunday afternoon from the Cintas Center.... Read More

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The Memphis Tigers will host the Houston Cougars in an AAC battle early Sunday evening from the FedEx Forum.... Read More

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The USC Trojans will look to get back on track when they take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in PAC 12 action Sunday evening from the Wells-Fargo Arena.... Read More

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Georgia Tech is 7-8 in the ACC and sitting in 10th place. They still have a shot in the NCAA's but have to win this one on the road. They aren't getting in with a 2-8 road record and an 88 RPI. Notre Dame s in with a 10-5 record in the ACC. They are tied with Duke and Louisville for third place. Georgia Tech upset Notre Dame on Jan. 28 from Atlanta, 62-60.... Read More

NHL on Sunday, 2-26-2017

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NHL hockey action this afternoon and the Boston Bruins will continue their road trip with a stop at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas to rumble with the Dallas Stars. The Bruins enter off a 4-1 road win over Los Angeles and they have now won five of their last six games, while the Stars come in off a 5-2 home win over the Coyotes. The Over is 6-1-1 the last eight games in this series.... Read More

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The Calgary Flames will aim for their fourth straight win when they battle the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday afternoon from the PNC Arena.... Read More

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Sunday evening NHL action and the Edmonton Oilers will invade Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee to rumble with the Nashville Predators. The Oilers come in off a tough 2-1 loss to Washington on the road, while the Predators have a home game vs the Caps on Saturday and will be looking to build off a 4-2 home win over the Avalanche in that game.... Read More

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A major clash within the Metro Division this evening as the Columbus Blue Jackets will square off with the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. The Blue Jackets enter this contest off a home game with the Islanders on Saturday, while the Rangers are off a road game vs the Devils on the same day. The Blue Jackets have gone 16-10 on the road, while the Rangers are 18-13 at home. The Over is 8-2 the last 10 games in this series.... Read More

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NHL hockey action within the Central Division this evening and the St Louis Blues will grapple with the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues come into this game off a tough 2-1 home loss to the Panthers, while the Blackhawks are off a 6-3 home win over the Coyotes. The Over is 5-1-4 the last 10 games in this series.... Read More

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NHL hockey action within the great state of Florida this evening and the Ottawa Senators will brawl with the Florida Panthers at BB&T Center in Sunrise. The Senators are off a bad 3-0 loss at Carolina, while the Panthers are off an equally bad loss as they fell 4-2 at home to Calgary. The Panthers have won two of the three meetings between these teams this year.... Read More