women's college basketball

Several regional college basketball teams are making runs at the NCAA tournament this week.

Today at noon in Springfield, the Marist College women’s basketball team goes for its eighth straight MAAC championship against Iona, a longtime foe that has never been able to send the Red Foxes packing in March. Top-ranked Marist is in the championship for the 10th straight year and has beaten Iona in the title game in 2007 and ’08.

On the men’s side, the Iona faces Manhattan tonight at 9.

WAMC Morning Edition Sports Update

Mar 5, 2013
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In the NBA, Amare Stoudemire scored 22 points, J.R. Smith added 18 and the New York Knicks overcame a 22-point deficit without All-Star Carmelo Anthony to beat the Cavaliers 102-97 last night.

The Knicks trailed 52-30 in the second quarter of this one when Anthony injured his right knee. He stumbled and fell awkwardly after catching a pass and did not return.

The Miami Heat set a franchise record with their 15th consecutive victory.