Friday, February 27, 2009

At the sports desk: favorite teams update

In recent action from favorite teams, the ND men's hoops team needed a strong second half to beat Rutgers, 70-65. But they got it, with a strong defensive effort and a big half from Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson. The Irish will probably need a good Big East tournament run to make the NCAAs. But at least they still have a chance.

But the Detroit Pistons lost again, a close one on the road to New Orleans, 90-87. 7 losses in a row. Looks like Allen Iverson needs to come off the bench, but I don't know if the team will have the guts to do it.

Michigan State's men's hoops team is struggling offensively; but they still beat Iowa, 62-54. They still have time to fix things; I think their fans should be optimistic.

The Dallas Mavericks had a good bounce-back win, beating Milwaukee 116-96. They needed that after their previous night's debacle against San Antonio. worries that the Mavs struggle against good Western Conference opponents.

There was better news elsewhere, though. The Detroit Red Wings played solidly, and especially got a good game in goal from Ty Conklin in beating the top seed in the West, San Jose, 4-1. They continue to have a good shot at making a Stanley Cup run in April...