Texas stunner: No. 14 Abilene Christian ousts 'Horns 53-52
In the most pressure-packed moment of his college career for Abilene Christian, Pleasant's two free throws were perfect from a spot where he'd struggled in the past. Another double-digit seed is moving on in the NCAA Tournament, and this one at the expense of the flagship school in Abilene Christian's home state. Abilene Christian was blown out by Kentucky two years ago when it made its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Jones hit two free throws with 56 seconds left and his 3-pointer with 14 seconds remaining put the Longhorns in front 52-51. Really disappointed, everybody is.”Texas was rolling coming into the NCAA Tournament after winning the Big 12 Tournament for the first time in school history.
Jazz rout Warriors for 8th straight; Curry now 2nd in 3s
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 23 points, seven rebounds and six assists as the Utah Jazz routed the Golden State Warriors 127-108 on Saturday night for their eighth straight victory. Curry finished with 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to lead Golden State. Curry scored four baskets and assisted on five others to help the Warriors cut the Jazz lead to 36-28. Jazz: Bogdanovic matched his previous career high of seven assists, set in 2016, by halftime. … Utah outrebounded Golden State 69-41, and eight players made a 3-pointer.
Shooting star: Curry makes 105 straight 3s post-practice
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry shoots as players warm up for the team's NBA basketball game against the Brooklyn Nets, Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)Marveling once again, Stephen Curry made 105 straight 3-pointers to finish practice Saturday leading into Golden State's game Sunday game at Chicago. Curry's shots were counted by his longtime shooting man, assistant Bruce Fraser, and coach Steve Kerr only heard about his shooting star afterward. “It was SO amazing — 105 3s in a row,” Fraser said via text message. Kerr said Curry got on a record roll and just kept shooting.