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Show-Me Showdown State Basketball Tournament Results–Classes 1,2,3
Class 1 Girls

Championship–Marion County 62, Exeter 38
3rd Place–Montrose 59, Jefferson 45

Class 2 Girls

Championship–Purdy 55, Couch 49
3rd Place–Clopton 58, N.Platte 33

Class 3 Girls

Championship–Stockton 74, Hermann 52
3rd Place–Hallsville 61, Kennett 55

Class 1 Boys

Championship–Scott County Central 69, Dadeville 54
3rd Place–Jefferson 68, LaPlata 60

Class 2 Boys

Championship–Crane 77, Bernie 63
3rd Place–Wellington-Napoleon 90, New Bloomfield 67

Class 3 Boys

Championship–Hogan Prep 61, Strafford 46
3rd Place-Charleston 87, Elsberry 79

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 41 points and 24 rebounds, powering top-seeded Kansas past Illinois 73-59 on Sunday night to ensure the Jayhawks wouldn’t make an opening-weekend exit from the NCAA tournament for the second straight year.  The Morris twins scored 24 of Kansas’ first 29 points in the second half, punctuated by consecutive two-handed slams by Markieff that made it 62-51 with 3:51 to play. After an Illinois turnover at the other end, the twins each followed Tyshawn Taylor in making leaping spins into teammates to start a timeout. The Jayhawks (34-2) avoided revisiting their loss to another No. 9 seed, Northern Iowa, exactly a year earlier and also on Oklahoma soil. Instead, they’re moving on in a bracket filled with upsets.  No. 11 seed VCU and 12th-seeded Richmond will join them in the Southwest regional semifinals in San Antonio. Kansas plays Richmond on Friday.  Mike Davis led the Fighting Illini (20-14) with 17 points and seven rebounds.

Third Round

 at Bank of Oklahoma Center

 Final          Arizona            70  Texas           69
at Quicken Loans Arena

 Final     ( 1) Ohio St.           98  George Mason    66
 Final          Marquette          66  Syracuse        62
at Time Warner Cable Arena
 Final     ( 1) North Carolina     86  Washington      83
 Final          Duke               73  Michigan        71
 at United Center
 Final          Va. Commonwealth   94  Purdue          76
 Final          Florida St.        71  Notre Dame      57
Second Round

at Blacksburg, Va.

Final OT       Wichita St.        79  Virginia Tech   76

 at Bridgeport, Conn.

 Final          Kent St.           72  Fairfield       68


NCAA Tournament

First Round
at Auburn Arena

Final  Florida St.      76  Samford            46
Final  Georgia          56  Middle Tennessee   41

at CenturyTel Center

Final  Texas A&M        87  McNeese St.        47
Final  Rutgers          76  Louisiana Tech     51

at Cincinnati
Final  Xavier           72  S. Dakota St.      56

at Cintas Center
Final  Louisville       81  Vanderbilt         62

at College Park, Md.

Final  Maryland         70  St. Francis, Pa.   48

at Comcast Center

Final  Georgetown       65  Princeton          49

at Ferrell Center

Final  West Virginia    79  Houston            73

at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion

Final  Purdue           53  Kansas St.         45

at Intrust Bank Arena
Final  Wis.-Green Bay   59  Ark.-Little Rock   55

at John Paul Jones Arena
Final  Miami         80  Gardner-Webb    62
Final  Oklahoma      86  James Madison   72

at Storrs, Conn.
Final  Connecticut   75  Hartford        39

at Waco, Texas
Final  Baylor        66  Prairie View    30

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) – Derek Holland pitched five strong innings to bolster his case for a spot in Texas’ rotation, and the Rangers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Sunday to snap a five-game losing streak. Holland allowed an unearned run and five singles, struck out three and walked one. Brett Tomko finished for Texas, yielding one run and four hits.  Royals right fielder Jeff Francoeur snapped an 0-for-25 skid with three hits, including a double. Vin Mazzaro gave up two runs and six hits in five innings. Mitch Moreland had two hits, including his third spring homer, for Texas. Julio Borbon went 3 for 4 to raise his average to .380.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) – The Cardinals’ Kyle McClellan won a matchup of No. 5 starters Sunday, pitching five shutout innings in a 10-3 win over the Red Sox. McClellan (3-0) gave up three hits and three walks with two strikeouts.  Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-2) went 5 2-3 innings, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts. The Cardinals sent 14 batters to the plate in the sixth inning and scored 10 runs, all with two outs. Albert Pujols delivered the big blow, a three-run double off Scott Atchison Matsuzaka got two quick outs before giving up a walk to Pujols and a run-scoring double to Matt Holliday. Left-hander Andrew Miller, vying for a spot in Boston’s bullpen, came in to relieve, facing six batters without getting an out.