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Morning Tipoff - March 4, 2021

Morning Tipoff - March 4, 2021

SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 4

Class A boys basketball: West Region Tournament, semifinals: No. 4 Legacy at No. 1 Minot, 7 p.m.; No. 3 Bismarck at No. 2 Jamestown, 7:30 p.m.; Consolation: No. 8 Turtle Mountain at No. 5 Mandan, 7 p.m.; No. 7 St. Mary’s at No. 6 Century, 7:30 p.m.

Class A girls basketball: West Region Tournament, semifinals: No. 4 Bismarck at No. 1 Century, 5:30 p.m.; No. 6 Mandan at No. 2 Watford City, 6 p.m.; Loser out: No. 8 St. Mary’s at No. 5 Jamestown, 5:30 p.m.; No. 7 Minot at No. 3 Legacy, 7 p.m.

Class B girls basketball: State tournament, quarterfinals, Minot State Dome: Grafton vs. Glenburn, 12 p.m.; Kenmare vs. Wilton-Wing, 2:30 p.m.; Central Cass vs. Hettinger-Scranton, 6:30 p.m.; Carrington vs. Langdon Area, 9 p.m.

College football: South Dakota at North Dakota, 5 p.m.

College hockey: U-Mary at Maryville (Mo.), 1:30 p.m.

Friday, March 5

College baseball: U-Mary at Southwest Baptist (Bolivar, Mo.), 2/5 p.m.

College hockey: U-Mary vs. Liberty (Va.), 3:30 p.m., at Maryland Heights, Mo.; Nebraska-Omaha at North Dakota, 7:37 p.m.

Class B girls basketball: State tournament, Minot State Dome, consolation, 12/2:30 p.m.; semifinals, 6:30/ 9 p.m.

NAHL: Minnesota Wilderness at Bismarck, 7:15 p.m., VFW Sports Center.

Saturday, March 6

Class A boys basketball: West Region Tournament, state qualifiers (4:30 p.m./6:15 p.m.) championship (8 p.m.) Bismarck Event Center.

Class A girls basketball: West Region Tournament, state qualifiers (10/11:45 a.m.) championship (1:30 p.m.), Bismarck Event Center.

Class B girls basketball: State tournament, Minot State Dome: seventh place (Noon); fifth place (2:30 p.m.); third place (6 p.m.); championship (6:30 p.m.).

College baseball: U-Mary at Southwest Baptist (Missouri), 1/4 p.m.

College football: North Dakota State at Missouri State, 2 p.m.

College hockey: U-Mary at Lindenwood (Missouri), 4:30 p.m.

College softball: U-Mary at Northern State, 2/4 p.m.

High school boys swimming: State meet, Bismarck State College Aquatic & Wellness Center and Mandan High School.

NAHL: Bismarck Wilderness at Bismarck, 7:15 p.m., VFW Sports Center.

Sunday, March 7

College hockey: U-Mary vs. Davenport, 9:30 a.m. (at Maryland Heights, Mo.).

College golf: U-Mary at Winona State Invite, Las Vegas, Nevada.

RADIO TODAY

CLASS B GIRLS BASKETBALL

Noon

KFYR (550 AM) – Grafton vs. Glenburn

2:30 p.m.

KFYR (550 AM) – Kenmare vs. Wilton-Wing

6:30 p.m.

KFYR (550 AM) – Central Cass vs. Hettinger-Scranton

8:30 p.m.

KFYR (550 AM) – Carrington vs. Langdon-Edmore-Munich

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

5 p.m.

KDKT (1410 AM) and KBMR (1130 AM) – South Dakota at North Dakota

TV TODAY

CLASS B GIRLS BASKETBALL

Noon

ABC – Grafton vs. Glenburn

2:30 p.m.

ABC – Kenmare vs. Wilton-Wing

6:30 p.m.

ABC – Central Cass vs. Hettinger-Scranton

8:30 p.m.

ABC – Carrington vs. Langdon-Edmore-Munich

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

5 p.m.

MIDCO SN – South Dakota at North Dakota

COLLEGE MEN’S BASKETBALL

10 a.m.

NBCSN — Atlantic 10 Tournament: Duquesne vs. Richmond

Noon

NBCSN — Atlantic 10 Tournament: TBD vs. UMass

2:30 p.m.

NBCSN — Atlantic 10 Tournament: Rhode Island vs. Dayton

4:30 p.m.

NBCSN — Atlantic 10 Tournament: TBD vs. George Mason

6 p.m.

ESPN — Michigan State at Michigan

ESPN2 — Oklahoma State at Baylor

8 p.m.

BTN — Nebraska at Iowa

ESPN — Texas at Oklahoma

ESPN2 — Arizona State at Colorado

ESPNU — Central Florida at East Carolina

8:30 p.m.

FS1 — Wyoming at Utah State

COLLEGE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

10 a.m.

SECN — Southeastern Tournament: Mississippi St. vs. LSU

11 a.m.

BTN — Maryland at Michigan

12:30 p.m.

SECN — Southeastern Tournament: TBD vs. Kentucky

1 p.m.

PAC-12N — Pac-12 Tournament: TBD vs. Oregon

4 p.m.

ESPNU — South Florida at Central Florida

PAC-12N — Pac-12 Tournament: TBD vs. Stanford

5 p.m.

SECN — Southeastern Tournament: Missouri vs. Alabama

7 p.m.

PAC-12N — Pac-12 Tournament: TBD vs. Arizona

7:30 p.m.

SECN — Southeastern Tournament: Mississippi vs. Arkansas

9 p.m.

PAC-12N — Pac-12 Tournament: TBD vs. UCLA

GOLF

9 a.m.

GOLF — LPGA Drive on Championship

1 p.m.

GOLF — PGA Arnold Palmer Invitational

MLB SPRING TRAINING

Noon

ESPN — Washington vs. N.Y. Mets

7 p.m.

MLBN — Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Dodgers

NBA

7:30 p.m.

TNT — Miami at New Orleans

TENNIS

4 a.m.

TENNIS — Rotterdam-ATP, Buenos Aires-ATP & Lyon-WTA Early Rounds; Doha-WTA Quarterfinals

5 p.m.

TENNIS — Rotterdam-ATP, Buenos Aires-ATP & Lyon-WTA Early Rounds, Doha-WTA Quarterfinals

PLAYBACK

10 YEARS AGO (2011): Want to own a basketball team? The Dakota Wizards are for sale. Majority owner Steve McCormick says the team is available for the right price. After seven years of running the team, McCormick and minority owner Dawn Kopseng are actively seeking a buyer. Due to financial cooperation from the D-League, McCormick said the Wizards will be profitable this season for the first time since the franchise made the jump from the now-defunct Continental Basketball Association in 2006.

20 YEARS AGO (2001): Jeremy Engelhardt became the first University of Mary wrestler to win three national titles, defeating Dan Sturgell of Southern Oregon for the 184-pound championship. Engelhardt handed Sturgell a 9-1 setback at the NAIA national tournament in St. Charles, Mo. U-Mary's Brian Biel, a runner-up in 2000, also emerged from the tournament a champion took the 133-pound title by pinning C.J. Campbell of Lindenwood, Mo., in 5:20.

50 YEARS AGO (1971): Bismarck St. Mary's saw most of a 13-point lead ebb away, but held off Bowman 77-74 in Southwest Region basketball tournament action. The point total was the highest of the season for the Saints, now 4-18. Steve McDonald and Paul Baumann scored 19 points each for St. Mary's. Colby Winmill paced Bowman with 26 points, 12 of them in the fourth quarter. Next in line for St. Mary's at the Civic Center is Fort Yates, the undefeated No. 1-ranked Class A team in the state.

TRIVIA ANSWER

Hankinson won the first North Dakota Class B girls basketball championship, defeating McHenry 51-43 in the 1974 title game.

SPORTS HISTORY

By The Associated Press

March 4

1960 — Phil Latrielle of Middlebury scores an NCAA-record 10 goals in a 13-2 victory over Colgate. Latrielle, a three time All-American, would score a record 250 goals in the 85 games of his collegie hockey career.

1962 — Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors registers his fifth straight 50-point game with 58 against the New York Knicks and sets a season scoring record with 3,921 points.

1968 — Joe Frazier wins the vacant New York world heavyweight title with an 11th-round TKO of Buster Mathis at Madison Square Garden.

1981 — Guy LaFleur of the Montreal Canadiens scores his 1,000th point with a goal in a 9-3 rout over the Winnipeg Jets.

1990 — Hank Gathers, one of two Division I players to lead the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same season, dies after collapsing during Loyola Marymount's West Coast Conference tournament game against Portland. He was 23.

2001 — Anni Friesinger of Germany sets a world record in the women's 1,500-meter speedskating event at Calgary's Olympic oval. Friesinger posts a time of 1:54.38, well under the previous mark of 1:55.50 set here in 1999 by Annamarie Thomas of the Netherlands.

2004 — Mianne Bagger makes sports history at the Women's Australian Open as the first transsexual to play in a pro golf tournament.

2012 — Deron Williams scores a franchise-record 57 points to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 104-101 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats. Williams breaks the franchise's previous mark of 52 points, shared by Mike Newlin and Ray Williams.

2013 — Gonzaga, the small Northwest school that has delivered big NCAA tournament wins, is on top of The Associated Press' Top 25 for the first time. Riding the best record in Division I at 29-2, the Bulldogs become the 57th school to be ranked No. 1 since the AP poll began in January 1949.

2013 — Brittney Griner scores a Big 12 single-game record 50 points in her final regular-season game at Baylor and leads the Bears to a 98-50 win over Kansas State.

2015 — Russell Westbrook becomes the first player since Michael Jordan in 1989 to have four consecutive triple-doubles and the first since Jordan that year to have back-to-back triple-doubles with at least 40 points. Westbrook sets career highs with 49 points and 16 rebounds, and adds 10 assists, helping the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Philadelphia 76ers 123-118 in overtime. It's the most points by any player with a triple-double since Larry Bird also had 49 in 1992.

2017 — Marcel Hirscher stuns the world of Alpine skiing by locking up an unprecedented sixth straight overall World Cup title. Two days after his 28th birthday, the Austrian wins a giant slalom at Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, to become the first male skier to win six overall titles.

2017 — Napheesa Collier scores 24 points and top-ranked UConn routed Tulsa 105-57 in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals. Katie Lou Samuelson adds 19 points to help the Huskies (30-0) extend their NCAA-record winning streak to 105 games and reach the 30-victory mark for the 12th consecutive season. UConn is 80-0 in league play since the formation of the AAC, including 10-0 in the postseason tournament.

CONTACT US

Dave Selvig, Tribune sports editor, 250-8246 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: david.selvig@bismarcktribune.com)

Steve Thomas, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8244 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: steve.thomas@bismarcktribune.com)

Scott Throlson, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8245 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: scott.throlson@bismarcktribune.com)

Scooter Pursley, Tribune sportswriter, 250-8839 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: scooter.pursley@bismarcktribune.com

Send faxed results to 223-2063.

Send e-mail results to: sports@bismarcktribune.com

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