Broad Run punches ticket to Class 4 State Championship with win over Salem
In what proved to be a back and forth affair between the clash of the Spartans, Broad Run outlasted Salem for a 28-24 victory. They scored a touchdown with 30 seconds left in the game to secure a spot in the VHSL Class 4 State Championship game next weekend.
UCLA beats Michigan St 86-80 in overtime in First Four game
– UCLA showed plenty of fight in its overtime win over Michigan State in a First Four game in the NCAA Tournament. UCLA forced overtime with Jaime Jaquez Jr.'s three-point play with 3.3 seconds to go, then pulled away in the extra session for an 86-80 victory at Mackey Arena on Thursday night. Riley was back on the floor for a crucial free throw in overtime, and the Bruins survived to make it a good start to their 50th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. They also split their four NCAA Tournament games, with UCLA winning in 1965 and 1971 and the Cougars winning in 1950 and 1981. ___More AP college basketball: https://apnews.com/hub/college-basketball and updated NCAA Tournament bracket: https://apnews.com/hub/ncaa-mens-bracket
Commonwealth well represented at NCAA Tournament
ROANOKE, Va. – Sunday’s NCAA Selection Show yielded rich results for 5 schools across the Commonwealth. “It’s certainly a unique way to prepare for the NCAA Tournament,” Bennett said. In just his second year in Blacksburg, ACC Coach of the Year Mike Young, has guided the Hokies to their 12th NCAA Tournament appearance, fourth consecutive. The Spartans were last in the NCAA DI Tournament in 2012 as a No. This marks the Rams’ 18th appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Bubble watch: Boise St loses again; Syracuse, MSU also fall
The Spartans are seeking their 23rd straight NCAA Tournament appearance. In the Mountain West, Colorado State and Utah State succeeded where Boise State failed. Those two teams advanced to the semifinals of that tournament and have a chance to keep padding their resumes at a time when several other bubble teams can't. GAME TO WATCHColorado State faces Utah State in a Mountain West semifinal. On Thursday, Colorado State was one of the last at-large teams projected to make the field at bracketmatrix.com, and Utah State was one of the first teams out.
Izzo's Spartans trying for late push to improve NCAA chances
Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, in College Park, Md. “We’re not safe in anything yet,” coach Tom Izzo said after Ohio State win. 4 nationally in December, Michigan State started 2-7 in league play and was unranked by mid-January. AdThe Indiana, Illinois and Ohio State wins helped push the Spartans to 4-9 in Quadrant 1 games. Michigan State hosts the Hoosiers on Tuesday then closes with consecutive games against third-ranked Michigan.
Watch: Pulaski County beats Salem on the hardwoods
SALEM, Va. – The Spartans took to the court for the first time this season on Monday night to faceoff with fellow River Ridge District opponent Pulaski County. Tanner Dakas and Qualee Robinson each scored 13 points for the Spartans while Kyle O’Neal and Peyton McDaniel each dropped 12 for the Cougars in the 53-45 win. Other scores from Monday night:Boys Scores:Auburn 74, Eastern Montgomery 37Cave Spring 64, Hidden Valley 39Christiansburg 64, Blacksburg 56E.C. Glass 56, Amherst County 45Liberty Christian 73, Rustburg 56Lord Botetourt 72, GW-Danville 63Northside 62, William Byrd 49Parry McCluer 47, Narrows 35Pulaski County 53, Salem 45Radford 90, Carroll County 52Girls Scores:Auburn 44, Eastern Montgomery 40Blacksburg 43, Christiansburg 22Brookville 43, Heritage-Lynchburg 22Cave Spring 64, Hidden Valley 12E.C. Glass 46, Amherst County 31George Wythe-Wytheville 52, Fort Chiswell 36Nelson County 48, Appomattox 21New Covenant 49, North Cross 12Parry McCluer 57, Narrows 37Salem 54, William Fleming 37William Byrd 46, Northside 30
Watts scores 20, No. 8 Michigan State beats No. 6 Duke 75-69
Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19. 8 Michigan State beat No. “They are able to play at a consistently higher level than us due to their depth right now," Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. Joey Hauser had 11 points and 10 rebounds, while Malik Hall added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State. “I’m going to smile and enjoy it because I haven’t done a very good job against Duke," Izzo said.
Lombardi helps Michigan State stun No. 13 Michigan 27-24
Rocky Lombardi threw for 323 yards, including 196 to Ricky White, and three touchdowns to help Michigan State stun the Wolverines 27-24 on Saturday. Tucker became just the second coach to beat Michigan in his first attempt with the Spartans, joining Alabama coach Nick Saban, who did it in 1995. The former Colorado coach started his career as a graduate assistant for Saban at Michigan State in 1997. The onside kick was recovered by Michigan State running back Connor Heyward. “State fans and former players and everyone deserve the brand of football that we were able to show out there," Tucker said.
’Home School’ Virginia Spartans prep fall football season
Roanoke, Va. – The Virginia Spartans are one of two high school teams playing this fall. The Spartans are made up mostly of home-schoolers, like Gabriel Sweat, who is in his first year on the team. “It’s something I’ve always wanted, a dream I wanted to pursue,” Sweat said. With the cancellation of nearly all high school fall sports, players like Franklin County’s Jamerise Holland knew he needed to play, and was allowed to join the Spartans. :That will be put to the test on Saturday, when they open up the season against Beacon Hill out of Richmond.
Salem counting on experience in state semifinals
Back in 2013 Salem fell 7-0 to this team in the state semifinals. The Spartans are two wins from a state title three-peat. Coach Stephen Magenbauer's gang is playing at the playoff level we've come to expect from his perennial power. Magenbauer says the experience his team is carrying after back to back titles is paying dividends in 2017. They been in these situations a lot so hopefully when some bad things happen they know to just keep playing.