Indiana punked by Wisconsin again
Talk about having someone’s number …. Wisconsin, a six-point dog, beat Indiana for the 12th straight time. The Badgers had the Hoosiers on lockdown in the second half cruising to a 68-56 win. Wisconsin will meet Ohio State in the Big Ten tournament final today (Ohio State -2, 117.5) while the Hoosiers will watch the bracket show to see if their body of work has earned them a top seed.
Louisville wins the Big East, Kansas EZ in the Big 12
There were a couple of amazing 35 point swings on Saturday including Louisville’s 78-61 Big East Tournament final win over Syracuse. The Cardinals, who trailed 35-22 at the half, used a 44-10 second half run to blow out the imploding Orangemen. The other big turnaround game came in the MAC tourney where Akron trailed 29-20 to the Ohio Bobcats before closing the game on a 45-17 run to win 66-46. No surprise in the Big 12 where Kansas easily handled Kansas State like they usually do, this time 70-54.
GSP dominates Nick Diaz at UFC 158
Unfortunately, it was more hype than fight as Georges St Pierre successfully defended his UFC welterweight belt for the 10th time with a dominating unanimous decision victory over Nick Diaz. All three judges had the fight 50-45 for GSP who dominated with superior wrestling and ground and pound. The real fight was the co-main event where Johny Hendricks beat Carlos Condit on a split decision. Hendricks also won with superior wrestling as Condit surprisingly had the best of it in the stand up. The fight is already being billed as a “Fight of the Year” candidate. SB3 will try to have highlights from this one during the week.
Injuries the story in the NBA
NFL News and Notes
Free agent wide out Donte Stallworth is reportedly in stable condition in a Miami area hospital after suffering burns in a hot-air balloon accident. Stallworth was with his girlfriend when the balloon they were riding in hit power lines. Stallworth is expected to make a full recovery and resume his football career.
Denver Broncos pass rushing DE Elvis Dumervil was cut by the Denver Broncos after a contract snafu. Dumervil had accepted a pay cut of $4 million dollars to $8 million dollars but failed to get the required paperwork to the Broncos by the 4:00 PM EST deadline. He was cut by the Broncos at 3:59 PM. John Clayton explains the details in this clip. Denver requested that the league honor the late contract but was refused.
Happy St Patrick’s Day
SB3 wants to wish everyone a very Happy St Patrick’s Day. Unless you are a real rock music aficionado, Gary Moore is probably the greatest guitarist you’ve never heard of. This Irish rock legend is known mainly for his work with Thin Lizzy but he had a significant solo career as well. We lost Gary way to young in 2011 on the same day that the Packers bet the Steelers in the Super Bowl. “Over the Hills and Far Away” is certain to get your Irish up. Have a great day, party hardy and be safe.
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