Lovie Smith led the Bears to the playoffs in 2010.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
KDKT (1410 AM) -- Washburn at Wilton-Wing
ESPN — Indiana at Wisconsin
ESPN2 — Michigan at Iowa
FS1 — Butler at Xavier
ESPN — Texas Tech at Kansas
ESPN2 — Florida at Texas A&M
FS1 — Georgetown at DePaul
NBCSN — Pittsburgh at Philadelphia
FSN – Florida at Minnesota
NBCSN — Los Angeles at Edmonton
NBCSN — Premier League, Swansea City vs. Tottenham
NBCSN — U.S. Olympic Trials: Speed Skating, Women's 3,000 and Men's 5,000, at Milwaukee
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.
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