Crawford Helps Blackhawks Blank Preds
(Nashville, TN) -- Corey Crawford made 17 saves for his first shutout of the season as the Blackhawks dropped the Predators, 3-0. It was the sixth shutout of Crawford's career. Marcus Kruger and Jonathan Toews [[ tayves ]] each lit the lamp in the second period for Chicago, which remains the NHL's lone team without a regulation loss at 9-0-and-2. Patrick Kane added his ninth goal of the year in the final frame. The 'Hawks return home to play the Ducks tomorrow night.
Bulls Welcome Spurs
(Chicago, IL) -- The Bulls welcome the San Antonio Spurs to the United Center this evening. Chicago snapped a two-game slide Friday with a win at Utah. The Bulls wrapped up the six-game trip with a 3-and-3 record. The Spurs come into tonight's game at 40-and-12 after a win at Brooklyn yesterday. Tonight's game starts at 7:00.
Cubs, Sox Report To Camp
(Undated) -- The Cubs and White Sox are due to report to spring training this week. The Cubs will hold their first workout for pitchers and catchers in Mesa tomorrow. The White Sox also workout for the first time tomorrow in Glendale. Both squads will play their first spring training games a week from Saturday.
Illinois Upsets Minnesota
(Minneapolis, MN) -- Tyler Griffey had 16 points off the bench to lead Illinois in a 57-53 upset win over Minnesota. D.J. Richardson added 13 points for the Fighting Illini, who are now 17-and-8 with a 4-and-7 Big Ten record. Illinois returns home to play Purdue on Wednesday.
Northwestern Can't Handle Iowa
(Iowa City, IA) -- Reggie Hearn had 13 points but it wasn't enough as Northwestern fell at Iowa on Saturday, 71-57. Tre Demps and Jared Swopshire each added eight points for the Wildcats, who dropped to 13-and-11 with a 4-and-7 mark in Big Ten play. The 'Cats play at Ohio State on Thursday.
DePaul Falls At Marquette
(Milwaukee, WI) -- Brandon Young's 21 points weren't enough as DePaul fell at Marquette on Saturday, 89-78. Donnavan Kirk and Worrel Clahar each added 16 points for the Demons, who fell to 10-and-13 with a 1-and-9 record in the Big East. The Blue Demons take on Notre Dame on Wednesday.
Irish Win Big East's Longest Game Over Louisville
(South Bend, IN) -- Notre Dame defeated Louisville 104-101 in five overtimes to mark the longest regular season game in Big East history on Saturday. Jerian Grant had 19 points to lead the Fighting Irish, who had four players foul out. Garrick Sherman added 17 points with six rebounds while Pat Connaughton ended with 16 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists. The Irish moved to 19-and-5 with a 7-and-4 Big East record. Notre Dame hosts DePaul on Wednesday.