Pistons earn third straight win – Monday Morning Sports Update

NBA – National Basketball Association
Yesterday evening
Detroit Pistons 121, Indiana Pacers 117

Pistons 121, Pacers 117 – Bey, Jackson lead Pistons past Pacers 121-117
Saddiq Bey scored 31 points and Fred Jackson had 19 to lead the Detroit Pistons past the Indiana Pacers 121-117. Bey made 11 of 18 shots, including 7 of 9 3-pointers in 23 minutes. The Pistons have won three straight. They sank 21 of 41 3-pointers and set a team-high 3 seconds in a half with 13 in the first two quarters. Oshae Brissett scored 20 points and had nine rebounds to lead the Pacers, who have lost seven straight games. Tyrese Haliburton had 19 points, a career-high 17 assists and nine rebounds. Buddy Hield and Isiah Jackson also scored 19 apiece for the Pacers.

NHL – National Hockey League
Yesterday evening
Ottawa Senators 5, Detroit Red Wings 2
Arizona Coyotes 3, Chicago Blackhawks 2 — OT

Senators 5, Red Wings 2 – Norris’ first hat trick sees Senators beat Red Wings 5-2
Josh Norris scored three goals for his first career hat trick and the Ottawa Senators completed a home-and-away series sweep with the Detroit Red Wings with a 5-2 win. Artem Zub and Nikita Zaitsev also scored for the Senators and Anton Forsberg made 30 saves. The 22-year-old Norris hit the 30-goal mark for the first time in his young NHL career and also scored in Ottawa’s 5-2 victory at Detroit on Friday night. Michael Rasmussen and Dylan Larkin scored for the Red Wings, who have lost six straight. Thomas Greiss stopped 31 shots.

Coyotes 3, Blackhawks 2 – OT – Gostisbehere OT goal puts Coyotes past Blackhawks, 3-2
Shayne Gostisbehere scored on a deflection with 14.7 seconds left in overtime, Michael Carcone and Travis Boyd also scored, and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2. The win was just Arizona’s second tough in nine games (2-6-1). The losing Blackhawks lost their fifth straight game (0-3-2) after a two-game winning streak. The Gostisbehere winner came with Chicago’s Patrick Kane in the box and deflected the left toe off Chicago center Jonathan Toews before sliding past goaltender Kevin Lankinen. Kane and Dylan Strome scored for Chicago.

NCAAWBKB – Women’s College Basketball – National Championship
Yesterday evening
2022 NCAA Final Four – National Champions – Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
1 South Carolina 64. 2 UConn 49

South Carolina 64, Connecticut 49 – Staley leads South Carolina over UConn for second NCAA title
Dawn Staley and South Carolina strengthened their defense and captured their second national championship, stifling UConn for a 64-49 victory that ended the Huskies’ unbeaten streak in title games. Destanni Henderson scored a career-high 26 points, Aliyah Boston added 11 points and 16 rebounds, and the Gamecocks handed the Geno Auriemma Huskies their first loss in 12 NCAA title games. With Staley in charge in a $5,000 Letterman jacket, South Carolina took UConn to school on the boards and crowned a wire-to-wire race as the No. 1 team in the nation in the AP Poll. The Gamecocks also won the championship in 2017 with A’ja Wilson leading the way.

NCAAMBKB – Men’s College Basketball – Nations Championship
This evening
NCAA Final Four 2022 – National Championship – Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA
1 Kansas vs. 8 North Carolina

NCAAMBKB – UNC’s Bacot leaves no suspense on his title match status
North Carolina’s Armando Bacot said his right ankle injury won’t stop him from playing hard against Kansas in the national championship game. The 6-foot-10 Bacot says he’s “going to do it all” on Monday night. Bacot twisted his ankle in a crowd of players near the baseline during the second half of Saturday night’s national semifinal win over Duke. Tar Heels coach Hubert Davis said Bacot was cleared for light training on Sunday after X-rays came back negative. Bacot is averaging 16.3 points, 13.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game this season.

MLB – Major League Baseball – Spring Training
Yesterday
Philadelphia Phillies 8, Detroit Tigers 7
Colorado Rockies 13, Chicago White Sox 4
Chicago Cubs 7, Cleveland Guardians 3

Today
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Detroit Tigers, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago White Sox vs. Chicago Cubs, 4:05 p.m.

MLB – Backup backstop trade: Chisox awards Collins for Jays’ Mguire
The Chicago White Sox acquired Reese McGuire from the Toronto Blue Jays for Zack Collins in a reserve receiver trade. McGuire hit .253 with a home run and 10 RBIs in a career-high 78 games last year. The 27-year-old McGuire made his major league debut in 2018. He’s a .248 hitter with nine home runs and 26 RBIs in 141 career games, all with the Blue Jays. Collins, 27, set career highs with a .210 batting average, four home runs and 26 RBIs in 78 games for champions AL Central last year.

MLB – MLB is studying an electronic system for calling pitches
Major League Baseball is stepping up its experimentation with an electronic communication channel to call pitches. After trying out the PitchCom system at Low-A West in the second half of last season, big-league clubs are tinkering with the technology in spring training. If the development is widely successful, the system could be used in the majors this year. With the PitchCom system, the receiver wears a wristband with nine buttons to call out the pitch and location. There is one receiver in the pitcher’s cap and another in the receiver’s helmet. Several languages ​​are available.

NCAABSB – College baseball goes high tech to send pitch calls to the mound
A growing number of college baseball teams are moving away from the tradition of catchers using their fingers and hands for pitching signals. The NCAA this year allows teams to have a coach in the dugout who presses a number pad corresponding to different types of pitch and transmits the information to a wristband worn by the pitcher. The technology called Game Day Signals was developed by a small software development company in Virginia. Several college baseball powers use the devices. Vanderbilt requires all of its position players to wear wristbands to receive signals for defensive adjustments or pick plays.

Golf – The Masters – On the lookout? Tiger arrives at Masters, unsure whether to play
Tiger Woods has arrived at Augusta National but it’s still unclear if he will play in the Masters. Woods warmed up on a beach for about 20 minutes, then got into a cart and headed out to the course. He says it’s a game time decision if he plays. His right leg was so damaged in a car accident 13 months ago that he said doctors were considering amputation. He played with his son in the PNC Championship in December. But it was a scramble format and it came up in a cart. Woods played a practice round five days ago. This is the next step.

Golf – PGA – Spaun wins his first PGA victory, place in the Masters
JJ Spaun earned his first PGA win in 147 career starts finishing with a 69 at the Valero Texas Open. Spaun survived a double-bogey early round by recording five bogey-less birdies to finish 13 under at TPC San Antonio. That gave him a two-stroke margin over Matt Kuchar and Matt Jones, as well as a spot at the Masters this week. Adam Hadwin, Beau Hossler, Charles Howell III and Troy Merritt are tied for fourth under 10.

AHL – American Hockey League
Yesterday evening
Milwaukee Admirals 3, Grand Rapids Griffins 1

ECHL – ECHL Hockey League
Yesterday evening
Toledo Golden 4, Kalamazoo Wings 1

MCCAA – Junior Collegiate Athletics
Yesterday
Baseball
Lake Michigan College 14, Grand Rapids CC 6 – Game 1
Grand Rapids CC 4, Lake Michigan College 0 – Game 2

MHSAA – High School Sports
Today
Baseball
Brandywine at Niles, 4:00 p.m. (DH)

Soccer Girls
Coloma at Brandywine, 5:00 p.m.

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