Sports with Amy Donaldson for March 19th, 2018

College Basketball

The Big dance had a historic upset in the first round as the University of Maryland Baltimore College upset No. 1 overall seed Virginia by 20 points (74-54) in the first round.

No 16 had ever beaten a 1 seed (1-1,135).

They did lose to Kansas State, ending their Cinderella run in the second round.

But that wasn’t the only upset.

13 Buffalo over 4 AZ. All PAC 12 teams out in first round. No major conference had failed to go beyond day one before this year.
No. 11 Loyola Chicago over No. 6 Miami
No. 13 Marshall over No. 4 Wichita State
No. 11 Syracuse, who played a play-in game, beat No. 6 TCU.
No. 11 Loyola Chicago over No. 3 Tennessee
No. 7 Nevada trailed No. 2 Cincinnati by 22, and the won
No. 11 Syracuse beat No. 2 Michigan State
No. 7 Texas A&M beat No. 2 North Carolina

No. 5 Clemson crushed No. 4 Auburn

No. 9 Florida State beat No. 1 Xavier. Only 4th time in tournament history two #1 seeds lose on opening weekend.

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RSL’s home opener was cold, methodical and effective.

They took advantage of an early penalty kick, and then held on for a 1-0 win over the New York Red Bulls.

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Joe Ingles set a new season 3-point record in Utah’s 103-97 victory over the Kings.

Since Jan. 24, Utah is 21-2 and now in 5th place in the Western Conference.

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Salt Lake’s Brenna Huckaby won a second gold medal at the Paralympics.

The U.S. won more medals than any other country by 10 medals.

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Both SLCC women open play at the NJCAA tournament today at 11 a.m. (MT)

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Utah men play in the second round of the NIT tonight at 7 p.m. at the Huntsman Center.

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The Utah women lose in the WNIT.

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No Column from Amy today, but take a listen to her podcast “Voices of Reason.”

She and co-host Jasen Lee discuss school safety with a teacher and former police officers.

Listen HERE






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