SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Shockers have lived up to their name. Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 16 points apiece and Wichita State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including seven straight late, to knock the top-ranked and Number one seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs out of the NCAA tournament 76-70 yesterday. The Shockers advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2006.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Damyean Dotson scored 23 points, Carlos Emory added 14 points and hot-shooting Oregon sprinted past fourth-seeded Saint Louis 74-57 in the NCAA tournament last night in San Jose, California. Kwamain Mitchell scored 18 points and Dwayne had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Billikens, who set a school record for wins this season following the death of coach Rick Majerus in December.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis each scored 14 points and 12th-seeded Kansas upset 5th seed Colorado 67-52 last night on the Buffaloes’ home floor. The lady Jayhawks used a 15-0 spurt spanning halftime to take control and advance to face fourth-seeded South Carolina tomorrow at Colorado’s Coors Events Center.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves for his third shutout of the season in the St. Louis Blues’ 3-0 victory at the Edmonton Oilers last night. Chris Stewart, Alexander Steen and T.J. Oshie scored to help the Blues notch their sixth win in the last eight games.
The Missouri Valley Vikings hosted Benedictine College in a HAA Conference doubleheader at Indian Foothills Park Saturday. The Vikings fell in game one 3-0 and also lost game 2 by a 5-4 score. Today’s double header match up against Park University has been cancelled.
Spring Training Baseball
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Alex Gordon, Billy Butler and Elliot Johnson homered to power the Kansas City Royals to an 11-10 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Saturday.
Gordon homered on Randall Delgado’s third pitch, while Butler homered two batters later. Johnson hit a two-run homer in the fifth, doubled and drove in three runs.
Paul Goldschmidt drove in four Diamondback runs, going 3 for 3 with two doubles and a sacrifice fly. Miguel Montero hit a two-run homer in the Diamondbacks’ five-run seventh, while Alfredo Marte homered in the eighth to tie the score.
Jarrod Dyson singled in the ninth, stole second, moved to third on a ground out and scored on George Kottaras’ two-out single. Kottaras went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two walks.
Royals starter Ervin Santana allowed four runs, two unearned, on six hits and a walk over six innings. Delgado permitted six runs on nine hits, including three home runs, and four walks in five innings.