Shockers still perfect...Mavs win after blowing huge lead...Raptors widen gap

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 8, 2014 at 12:10 a.m.



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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Second-ranked Wichita State remains perfect after advancing to the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals. Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece as the Shockers stifled Evansville 80-58 to improve to 32-0. Kadeem Coleby had six of the blocks for the Shockers, who are two wins shy of matching the NCAA single-season record of 34 wins in a row by UNLV in 1990-91.

DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 points, Devin Harris hit the go-ahead shot in the final minute as the Dallas Mavericks pulled out a 103-98 victory against Portland after blowing a 30-point lead. The game was tied at 98 when Harris dribbled the length of the court and hit a leaner while drawing a foul. The Mavericks led 44-14 in the second period before the Trail Blazers went on a 55-23 burst to take a two-point lead

UNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have widened their lead in the NBA's Atlantic Division to four games over Brooklyn. Toronto won for the eighth time in 10 games as Terrence Ross scored 18 points to lead the Raptors past Sacramento 99-87. Rajon Rondo (RAH'-zhahn RAHN'-doh) delivered 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds as Boston upended the Nets 91-84.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Sutter scored on Pittsburgh's sixth shootout attempt before Marc-Andre Fleury stopped Ryan Getzlaf to complete the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Ducks at Anaheim. Corey Perry's second goal of the night put the Ducks ahead 2-1 early in the third period, but the Pens forced overtime on Evgeni Malkin's goal with 11:03 left in regulation. The outcome gives the East-leading Penguins a three-point lead over Boston and moves the West-leading Ducks three points in front of St. Louis.

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Dustin Johnson bogeyed the final hole to fall into a four-way tie for the lead with Hunter Mahan (MAY'-han), Matt Kuchar (KOO'-chur) and Patrick Reed after the first two rounds of the Cadillac Championship at Doral. Johnson shot a 2-over 74 to get to minus-1 for his 36 holes. Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy were among those at even par, Tiger Woods is six shots back and Phil Mickelson is four off the pace.

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