Sports Digest: McGary helps Michigan win in overtime

2013-11-22T21:15:00Z 2014-06-24T20:59:22Z Sports Digest: McGary helps Michigan win in overtime nwitimes.com

Pro basketball

ROSE INJURES RIGHT KNEE DURING BULLS' LOSS TO BLAZERS: Derrick Rose injured his right knee Friday night, and the Bulls star, who sat out last season following surgery on his other knee, did not return during a 98-95 loss to the streaking Portland Trail Blazers.

Wesley Matthews had a season-high 28 points, and Damian Lillard added 20 to help the Trail Blazers run their winning streak to nine games.

Rose led the Bulls with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists but was assisted to the locker room with 3:20 remaining in the third quarter. The 2011 NBA MVP tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs and missed last season while recovering from surgery.

Carlos Boozer had 16 points, and Luol Deng added 15 points and 14 rebounds for Chicago.

GEORGE LEADS PACERS PAST CELTICS: Paul George scored 27 points and led a comeback from an eight-point halftime deficit to help the Pacers improve on the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 97-82 win over the Boston Celtics.

Men's basketball

MCGARY LEADS MICHIGAN TO WIN IN OVERTIME: Mitch McGary (Chesterton) had a double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds to help No. 14 Michigan edge Florida State 82-80 Friday in the semifinals of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

McGary, in his third game back from a back injury, logged 33 minutes and kept the Wolverines competitive inside against the much bigger Seminoles' front line.

Glenn Robinson III (Lake Central) added 13 points, while Spike Albrecht (Crown Point) scored five.Michigan will play Charlotte in Sunday's championship.

DAWSON HELPS SPARTANS DOMINATE VIRGINIA TECH: Adreian Payne had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds, and top-ranked Michigan State beat Virginia Tech 96-77 in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic. Branden Dawson (Lew Wallace) had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.

Michigan State (5-0) will play Oklahoma in the final tonight.

IRISH BOUNCE BACK: Jerian Grant led four players in double figures with 20 points to help Notre Dame bounce back from a rare November home loss by beating Santa Clara, 84-69 at Purcell Pavilion.

Garrick Sherman and Eric Atkins each scored 16 points and Demetrius Jackson added 13 for the Irish (3-1). Forward Austin Burgett had a team-best 10 rebounds and provided a defensive spark off the bench for Notre Dame.

HOOSIERS SUFFER FIRST LOSS OF THE SEASON: Shabazz Napier scored 27 points, including 11 over the final 7 minutes, to lead No. 18 Connecticut to a 59-58 victory over Indiana in the championship game of the 2K Sports Classic Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

Indiana turned the ball over twice and Yogi Ferrell missed a jumper in that span. Napier missed a 3-pointer and was called for an offensive foul in the hectic finish.

Indiana had the last scoring chance. Ferrell missed a jumper with 10 seconds to go and the rebounded rolled out of bounds off a Connecticut player. With 0.7 seconds left, Jeremy Hollowell inbounded the ball to Noah Vonleh, but his jumper was late.

Men's soccer

VALPARAISO EARNS NSCAA TEAM ACADEMIC AWARD: Valparaiso received the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Team Academic Award for the 11th consecutive year. The award is based on the composite grade-point average from the previous school year, and Valparaiso had a 3.23.

Women's basketball

PURDUE ROUTS BELMONT TO REMAIN UNBEATEN: Ashley Morrissette scored 12 points, and April Wilson scored 11 and had three steals as No. 18 Purdue (4-0) defeated Belmont 76-46.

College softball

VALPARAISO ADDS NINE RECRUITS: Nine recruits, including infielder Brenna Boyle (Andrean), have been signed for Valparaiso's 2015 season.

The list also includes infielder Kristen Ball (Magnolia, Del.), infielder/pitcher Madelyn Boyd (Appleton, Wis.), outfielder Lanie Callaghan (Elburn, Ill.), pitcher Ashlyn Montgomery (Lebanon), infielder Stephanie Moreno (Murrieta, Calif.), outfielder Taylor Nadler (New Haven. Mo.), infielder Jasmine Ramirez (Phoenix) and catcher Jenna Stauffenberg (Kankakee, Ill.).

College track

OVERBO PROMOTED TO VALPO ASSOCIATE COACH: James Overbo has been promoted from assistant to associate coach at Valparaiso. Overbo spent the last five seasons as an assistant for both the men's and women's teams.

College football

BYU LOOKS TO WIN AT ND AFTER TOUGH LOSS LAST YEAR: Last season's 17-14 loss to Notre Dame sticks with BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall.

"I don't remember many games, but I remember that one," Mendenhall said. "That's why I'm looking forward to going back."

That's a common theme among the last three opponents for Notre Dame (7-3) this season. They all believe they could have or should have beaten the Fighting Irish last year, when Notre Dame finished the regular season undefeated.

All three led in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh lost after missing what would have been a game-winning field goal in overtime. The Cougars lost after Riley Nelson missed a wide open Cody Hoffman for what likely would have been the go-ahead touchdown. Stanford believes Stepfan Taylor's scored a game-tying touchdown on fourth-and-goal in overtime.

Pitt already avenged a 28-21 win two weeks ago, ending Notre Dame's hopes for a BCS bowl berth. Now BYU (7-3) and Stanford (8-2) await their shots. The Cougars are up next today in the home-finale for the Irish.

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly downplayed vengeance as a motivator, saying simply the desire to win each week should be enough.

Around the horn

The Cubs say Brandon Hyde will be the bench coach and former American League batting champion Bill Mueller will be the hitting coach on new manager Rick Renteria's staff.

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