Feb 22, 2024

📢📰 Sports Headlines for Thursday

Posted Feb 22, 2024 12:25 PM
Sports Headlines and News for Thursday, February 22nd, 2024
Sports Headlines and News for Thursday, February 22nd, 2024

DALLAS (AP) — There are already discussions about possibly expanding the College Football Playoff again. A day after the yearslong process was finalized for how the 12 teams for the expanded playoff will be selected for the next two seasons, the potential of a 14-team bracket for 2026 and beyond was brought up during a meeting of the CFP management committee in Dallas on Wednesday. Governance of the playoff, the format and the distribution of growing revenue after the next two seasons were all discussed in the meeting that lasted nearly nine hours. ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips says it was a productive and collegial meeting.

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dre’una Edwards scored 20 points and No. 24 Baylor defeated Kansas 69-61 reaching 20 wins for the 24th-straight season. The Bears had a 65-50 lead when Edwards scored inside with 4:43 to play before the Jayhawks put together an 11-2 run, pulling within 67-61 on a Zakiyah Franklin 3-pointer. But Jada Walker made two free throws with 32.9 seconds remaining to wrap to it up. Freshman S’Mya Nichols was 10 of 10 from the foul line and matched her career high with 23 points for the Jayhawks, who had their five-game winning streak snapped.

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Ayoka Lee scored 34 points and No. 10 Kansas State rallied to beat No. 22 West Virginia 73-64 in overtime Wednesday night. Lee scored the opening basket of overtime which was followed by a two-pointer by Serena Sundell for an early four point lead in the extra frame. The Wildcats (23-4, 12-3 Big 12) used a 9-0 run in overtime to win by nine. Kansas State was up 57-53 after Eliza Maupin made the second of two free throws with 10 seconds left. JJ Quinerly then hit a 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining to get the Mountaineers (22-4, 11-4) within one. Lee made the second of two free throws a second later and Jordan Harrison beat the buzzer with a layup to send the game to overtime.

CINCINNATI (AP) — Javon Small scored 19 points and Jamyron Keller scored 15 and Oklahoma State beat Cincinnati 80-76 and put a severe dent in the Bearcats’ NCAA Tournament hopes. Eric Dailey Jr.’s 3 with 3:01 left put Oklahoma State 69-68 and the Cowboys never trailed again. Dan Skillings turned it over for the Bearcats on their following possession, and after Dailey rebound his miss off a short-shot attempt, he threw the ball out to Wright who sank a 3 for a four-point lead with 2:15 to go. Simas Lukosius scored 17 points for Cincinnati.

HOBE SOUND, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Woods is taking the first step toward trying to play on the PGA Tour. The 15-year-old son of Tiger Woods is in the pre-qualifier Thursday for the Cognizant Classic. Roughly the leading 25 players advance to the Monday qualifier. Only four players get into the tournament. Charlie Woods is no stranger to the spotlight. He's been playing with his father in the PNC Championship the last four years. That's the 36-hole event in which major champions team up with a family member. Charlie Woods will be on his own this time at Lost Lake Golf Club.



Final (7)Marquette 105 DePaul 71

Final (8)Duke 84 Miami 55

Final Penn St. 90 (12)Illinois 89

Final (13)Alabama 98 (24)Florida 93

Final George Mason 71 (16)Dayton 67

Final LSU 75 (17)Kentucky 74

Final New Mexico 68 (22)Colorado St. 66


Final Buffalo 3 Montreal 2

Final Philadelphia 3 Chicago 1

Final Columbus 7 Anaheim 4

Final Toronto 6 Arizona 3