Yesterday's Scores: Kings 114, 76ers 110; St. Joe's 84, George Washington 66; Davidson 79, La Salle 66; Hornets 117, Pacers 95; Spurs 98, Magic 96; Celtics 139, Clippers 134 (OT); Cavaliers 120, Lakers 111; Hawks 113, Bulls 90; Timberwolves 117, Raptors 112; Warriors 112, Suns 104; Texas Tech 85, #14 Iowa State 82 (OT); Alabama 63, #15 Texas A&M 62; Tulsa 82, #16 SMU 77; Marquette 96, #20 Providence 91 (2OT); Tulane 100, East Carolina 94 (3OT); Butler 81, Seton Hall 75; South Carolina 94, LSU 83; Houston 98, Memphis 90; Rangers 3, Penguins 0; Red Wings 3, Senators 1
Today's Schedule: Sabres @ Flyers - 7 PM (CSN / 97.5 The Fanatic); UConn @ Temple - 7 PM (ESPN2); Drexel @ Delaware - 7 PM; Florida State @ Syracuse - 7 PM (ESPN); Kings @ Islanders - 7 PM; Avalanche @ Senators - 7:30 PM; Pelicans @ Thunder - 8 PM (TNT); Wizards @ Bucks - 8 PM; Stars @ Blackhawks - 8:30 PM; #4 Iowa @ Indiana - 9 PM (ESPN); #11 Oregon @ California - 9 PM (ESPN2); Maple Leafs @ Oilers - 9 PM; Oregon State @ Stanford - 11 PM (FS1)
SIXERS LOSE ANOTHER LEAD, FALL TO KINGS 114-110
BUT THE SIXERS MIGHT BE LOOKING AT SOME GUYS???
ST. JOE'S WINS A BIG GAME; LA SALLE STILL LOSES
- The Hawks got a huge A10 win on the road, as they defeated George Washington 84-66. St. Joe's now has 20 wins on the season. Isaiah Miles scored a game-high 21 points to go with nine rebounds, while DeAndre' Bembry added 14 points. Shavar Newkirk and James Demery each had 10, with Demery coming off the bench in the game. For the Colonials, Tyler Cavanaugh led GW with 17 points, with the rest of the starters also getting at least 10 points. Patricio Garino had 12, while Kevin Larsen, Yuta Watanabe, and Joe McDonald each had 10. As of February 8, ESPN's (and St. Joe's adjunct professor) Joe Lunardi has the Hawks as an 11 seed and one of the teams in his "last four byes" grouping. A very important end of the season for the Hawks is coming, as they get to host La Salle on Saturday. (RECAP)
- Speaking of La Salle, they're nowhere near any tournament whatsoever, as they fell to 5-17 on the season with a 79-66 defeat from Davidson. Yevgen Sakhniuk had a career-high 20 points in his first game since December 22, while Jordan Price had 15 points, six assists, and seven rebounds. Tony Washington added 11 on the night. For the Wildcats, Brian Sullivan had 20 points and seven assists, and Peyton Aldridge had a double-double with 13 points and 10 boards. Jordan Barham added 12 off the bench. La Salle travels to take on St. Joe's on Saturday. (RECAP)
EAGLES EXTENDED A DEFENSIVE PLAYER
THE PHILLIES ARE DOING GOOD THINGS!
The Cole Hamels trade might turn out to be the Phillies' Herschel Walker moment, trading their best asset for a huge package of prospects who look like they'll boost the major league club for years to come. The next step is maximizing their output from this year's draft, in which they hold the first overall pick.
I've been doing these rankings for eight years now, and this is by far the worst system I've ever seen. They traded their top two prospects in the Andrelton Simmons deal and had no one remotely close to top-100 status. They need a big draft this year to start to restock the system or we're going to start talking about whether it's time to trade Mike Trout.
Speaking of Angels, the Phillies acquired 26-year-old infielder Taylor Featherston from the Angels for a player or cash to be named later. Featherston hit .162 with a .459 OPS in 169 plate appearances last season, his first season in the majors, but is considered to be a very good defensive player. With the move, the team designated left-hander Bobby LaFromboise for assignment. Depth, depth, depth. (REPORT)