OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Spencer Hawes had 22 points and 13 rebounds to help the Cleveland Cavaliers erase an 18-point first-half deficit on the way to a 103-94 victory over the Golden State Warriors last night. Dion Waiters added 18 points and Luol Deng and Kyrie Irving had 16 apiece for the Cavaliers, who overcame a slow start to take the game over in the final three quarters and snap a six-game losing streak against the Warriors.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — LaQuinton Ross had 26 points and 13 rebounds and No. 24 Ohio State rallied from an 18-point second-half deficit to beat fourth-seeded Nebraska 71-67 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The victory sends Number5 seed Ohio State into a semifinal matchup with top-seeded Michigan today.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Bengals say they have extended coach Marvin Lewis' contract by one year, through the 2015 season. This will be the 12th season in Cincinnati for Lewis, already the longest-tenured Bengals head coach and leader in career victories with 90. His contract had been due to expire after the upcoming season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Blue Jackets have activated defenseman Fedor Tyutin off injured reserve and have reassigned defenseman Cody Goloubef to their American Hockey League affiliate in Springfield, Massachusetts. Tyutin has missed the last nine games with an ankle injury which occurred while playing for Russia at the Olympics.
NEW YORK (AP) — Langston Galloway made a go-ahead 3 with 17.9 seconds left and finished with 31 points as St. Joseph's beat Dayton 70-67 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament yesterday. St. Joseph's completed a three-game sweep of the Flyers in a game matching teams hoping to land, though far from locks to receive, at-large NCAA tournament bids.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Shelbie Justice scored 21 points as fifth-seeded Ball State upset top-seed and Number 25 Bowling Green 73-55 in the Mid-American Conference tournament yesterday. Ball State (18-15) has won seven straight after winning four games in five days to reach today's championship game for the first time since 2009, where the Cardinals will face third-seeded Akron.