Arkansas State announces 2014 baseball schedule
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas State baseball team has announced its 2014 schedule that includes 31 home games.
The Red Wolves open with a nine-game homestand starting Feb. 14 against Miami of Ohio.
Sun Belt Conference home series will include games with Arkansas-Little Rock, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana-Lafayette, Troy and Texas State. There will also be home games against Memphis on March 25 and Central Arkansas on April 8.
The Sun Belt Conference tournament will be in Mobile, Ala., May 21-25 and the NCAA Championship starts the following week.
Ark. postpones all prep football this weekend
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Because of a winter storm approaching Arkansas, the agency that governs high school athletics says football playoff games will be pushed back one week. AAA Executive Director Lance Taylor said worries about player and fan safety forced the decision.
The new schedule:
Friday, Dec. 13, all games start at 7 p.m.
Final, War Memorial Stadium
Class 7A: Bentonville-Cabot
Class 4A: Valley View at Warren; Booneville at Dollarway
Class 3A: Earle at Charleston; Smackover-Glen Rose at Benton Harmony Grove
Class 2A: Bearden at Des Arc; Carlisle-Junction City at Memorial Stadium, El Dorado
Saturday, Dec. 14
Finals, War Memorial Stadium
Class 5A: Batesville-Morrilton, noon
Class 6A: Pine Bluff-El Dorado, 6:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 20
Class 4A: 7 p.m.
Satuday, Dec. 21
Class 2A: noon
Class 3A: 6:30 p.m.
Tulsa clobbers Texas Southern 98-71
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - James Woodard scored a season-high 25 points to lead Tulsa to a 98-71 victory over Texas Southern Wednesday night.
Woodard hit from all over the court, going 7 of 13 from the field, sinking 7 of 8 from the line, and adding 4 of 6 from 3-point territory. Rashad Smith had 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Shaquille Harrison added 11 points, and Pat Swilling came off the bench to score 14.
Tulsa got off to a flat start to trail by seven early in the first period. Then Swilling and Woodard hit a flurry of 3-pointers to help tie the score at 17 and set the stage for 44-32 Tulsa lead by the break. The Golden Hurricanes (2-6) continued to dominate as Texas Southern struggled with eight turnovers in the second period, 15 overall.
Aaric Murray carried the Tigers (3-6), scoring 30 points with six rebounds and a steal.
Nowitzki carries Mavs past Pelicans 100-97
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night.
Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left. He then got a piece of Eric Gordon's driving floater, grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws with 8 seconds left.
The Pelicans' Ryan Anderson missed an open 3-pointer that would have tied it with 2 seconds left.
Reserve Vince Carter had 15 points for Dallas and Monta Ellis added 14 points.
Jrue Holiday had a season-high 26 points for the Pelicans, who played without injured forward Anthony Davis for the second consecutive game. Al-Farouq Aminu had a career-high 21 rebounds and a season-high 16 points. Anderson added 18 points and 13 rebounds.
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