KANE LEADS HAWKS PAST COYOTES: Patrick Kane had a goal and an assist in a dominant first period; Antti Raanta made 31 saves for his second NHL win, and the Blackhawks beat the Phoenix Coyotes 5-2 on Saturday night to complete an impressive road trip.
After watching a 3-0 lead become 3-2 after a sloppy second period, Brandon Bollig's goal with 9:11 left put it away for Chicago. Andrew Shaw and Niklas Hjalmarsson also scored for the Blackhawks, and Marian Hossa added an empty-net goal in Chicago's sixth straight win to wrap up a seven-game, 13-day trip that saw them cement their status as one of the NHL's top teams.
CAVS HOLD OFF BULLS: Andrew Bynum and Dion Waiters each scored 20 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers held off a late rally by the Bulls for a 97-93 victory Saturday night.
Luol Deng scored 27 points for the Bulls, who finished 1-5 on their road trip.
VINES SCORES 40 IN ST. JOSEPH'S LOSS: Cameron Vines scored 40 points, but Stillman defeated St. Joseph's 113-97 in the consolation game of the Terrace Hotel Classic on Saturday in Lakeland, Fla.
Vines hit seven 3-pointers and added 11 rebounds for the Pumas (1-5). Maiscel Grier scored 15 points, while David Hill had 10 points.
OHIO DOMINATES EVANSVILLE: Nick Kellogg scored 13 points, and three teammates scored in double digits as Ohio dominated Evansville in an 81-59 win.
Ricardo Johnson and Javarez Willis each scored 12 for Ohio (6-1) and Travis Wilkins added 10. Kellogg scored three 3-pointers and the Bobcats outshot the Aces 48.4 percent from the field to 37.7 percent.
Egidijus Mockevicius led Evansville (5-2) with a game-high 19 points and 9 rebounds and D.J. Balentine added 15 points.
ODUM, INDIANA STATE DOWN PEPPERDINE: Jake Odum made a go-ahead layup with 33 seconds left in the game to lead Indiana State (5-2) past Pepperdine (5-3) 73-70 in the consolation final of the Great Alaska Shootout.
Odum shot 7-of-11 from the field and finished with 16 points, while Justin Gant hit 7 of 9 from the floor and added 18 points for Indiana State.
CLEVELAND STATE ROUTS BALL STATE: Trey Lewis scored 23 points, and Cleveland State (4-3) opened the gates in the second half sending Ball State home with a 78-55 loss.
Chris Bond netted 17 points, and Majok Majok matched his rebound average of 11 in the game for the Cardinals (3-3).
CHICAGO STATE PULLS AWAY FROM SIU: Quinton Pippen scored 17 points to lead Chicago State (3-4) to their first-ever win against Southern Illinois (2-6), 88-84. Nate Duhon and Corey Gray each added 15 points.
JUDSON ROCKS IU NORTHWEST: Indiana University Northwest couldn't recover from a 31-18 halftime deficit Saturday and suffered its first home loss this season, 61-46.
Hailey Cnota had a game-high 30 points on 11-of-17 shooting for Judson, including 7-for-10 from beyond the arc.
Nicki Monahan's 14 points led the Redhawks (6-4). Megan Holland added 10. Danielle Zandstra grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
COLTS-TITANS GAME COULD SHAPE AFC SOUTH CHASE: The Titans are already in playoff mode.
Win today at Indianapolis, and they can trim the AFC South lead to one game and perhaps chase down the Colts. Lose Sunday, and the Titans will essentially be conceding the division title.
It's the last real chance Tennessee has to make this a race.
The timing couldn't be better for the Titans (5-6), who ended a two-game losing streak with a last-minute rally at Oakland to move into the AFC's No. 6 playoff spot. Baltimore's victory over Pittsburgh on Thanksgiving temporarily boosted the Ravens into that spot, but Tennessee can grab it back with a win.
The Titans face a familiar foe, which erased a 17-6 halftime deficit to pull out a 30-27 victory. At the time, it looked like Indy's win would seal the division.
Indianapolis (7-4) is still in control, but after a 29-point loss at Arizona and two embarrassing losses in three weeks, consternation has set in. Nervous fans are calling for changes and team owner Jim Irsay issued a public wake-up call to his team to get things together before they let Tennessee back in this chase.
Now Indy has a chance to take a three-game lead with four to play, plus sweep the season series, giving the Colts the tiebreaker over the Titans.