WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update
In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, Louisville put the finishing touches on the Final Four by rolling past Duke 85-63 to win the Midwest Regional. Russ Smith scored 23 points and teammate Kevin Ware suffered a gruesome broken leg in the first half. The injury occurred as Ware tried to contest a shot and the leg buckled when he landed, bending almost at a right angle.
Earlier, Michigan earned a trip to Atlanta next week by dominating Florida 79-59 and winning the South Regional title.
Elsewhere, Syracuse and Wichita State won their games on Saturday.
In the women’s tournament, Louisville knocked out Baylor 82-81. The loss to Louisville ends Brittney Griner’s college basketball career. Elsewhere, Tennessee routed Oklahoma 74-59. Notre Dame beat Kansas 93-63 and Duke won against Nebraska 53-45.
In the NBA, the Knicks beat Boston 108-89. Miami slid past San Antonio 88-86. New Orleans beat Cleveland 112-92. Washington topped Toronto 109-92 and Chicago beat Detroit 95-94.
Checking the NHL, Chicago crushed Detroit 7-1. Columbus defeated Anaheim 2-1. Los Angeles won against Dallas 3-2. Boston shut out Buffalo 2-0 and Philadelphia outscored Washington 5-4.
In baseball news, the Houston Astros won their first game as an American League team beating Texas 8-2.
Finally, the Yankees open the new baseball season at home against Boston this afternoon and the Mets will host San Diego in their season opener.
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