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Trivia Answer

Lovie Smith led the Bears to the playoffs in 2010.

Playback

10 YEARS AGO (2008): Rookie Perrin Johnson came off the bench to score 14 points and play terrific defense to help the Dakota Wizards breeze past visiting Iowa 105-94. Rookie guard Blake Ahern scored a team-high 23 points for the Wizards. Demetris Nichols scored 25 points for Iowa.

20 YEARS AGO (1998): Josh Schiwal poured in 32 points, 19 in the second half, to lead Wishek to an 80-60 win over Wing-Tuttle-Pettibone in the championship of the Linton Invitational basketball tournament. Strasburg beat Linton 64-63 for third place. Carrington downced Ashley-Zeeland 71-54 in the fifth-place game and LaMoure edged Beach 52-50 for seventh.

50 YEARS AGO (1968): Bob Hintz and Jim Schneider rolled a net 1,281 to pace the holiday doubles tournament at the Bismarck Bowling Center. The tournament continues through Jan. 19.

RADIO TODAY

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

6/7:45 p.m.

KDKT (1410 AM) -- Washburn at Wilton-Wing

TV TODAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

6 p.m.

ESPN — Indiana at Wisconsin

ESPN2 — Michigan at Iowa

FS1 — Butler at Xavier

8 p.m.

ESPN — Texas Tech at Kansas

ESPN2 — Florida at Texas A&M

FS1 — Georgetown at DePaul

NHL

6 p.m.

NBCSN — Pittsburgh at Philadelphia

7 p.m.

FSN – Florida at Minnesota

8:30 p.m.

NBCSN — Los Angeles at Edmonton

SOCCER

2 p.m.

NBCSN — Premier League, Swansea City vs. Tottenham

WINTER SPORTS

4:30 p.m.

NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials: Speed Skating, Women's 3,000 and Men's 5,000, at Milwaukee

SCHEDULE

Tuesday, January 2

High school basketball: Legacy at Century, 6/7:45.

High school boys hockey: Dickinson at Bismarck, 7:15 p.m., VFW Sports Center.

High school girls basketball: Shiloh at Flasher, 7:30 p.m.

High school girls hockey: Bismarck Blizzard at Dickinson, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 3

No local events scheduled.

Thursday, January 4

High school basketball: Mandan at St. Mary’s, 6/7:45 p.m.

High school girls hockey: Mandan at Jamestown, 5:15 p.m.

High school wrestling: Bismarck at Legacy, 7:30 p.m.; Williston at Mandan, 6 p.m.

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)

Michael Weber, Tribune sportswriter, 355-8839 or 888-684-2293 after 3 p.m. (e-mail: mike.weber@bismarcktribune.com)

Reach Tribune sports editor Dave Selvig at (701) 250-8246 or david.selvig@bismarcktribune.com

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