Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 17 points apiece and No. 2 Wichita State dominated on defense with Missouri Valley tournament-record 11 blocked shots, staying perfect for the season with an 80-58 romp over Evansville in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament on Friday.
Heading into the third with a 3-1 lead, the Islanders appeared to be in complete control of their contest against the Flames. Calgary had other plans, scoring three unanswered markers in the third period to propel them over New York, 4-3. Anders Nilsson stopped 19 shots in the loss.
Carmelo Anthony provided one of his best all-around games this season for the Knicks, tallying 29 points, eight assists and four rebounds to help give his team the 108-81 victory over the Jazz. J.R. Smith recorded 17 points and Tyson Chandler added a double-double in the win.
Cory Scneider was provided the goal support he's lacked for much of the season Friday, but the netminder wasn't at his best, only stopping 26 of the 33 shots he faced in New Jersey's 7-4 loss to Detroit. Adam Henrique continued his strong stretch of play, potting two goals for the Devils.
After Jeff Skinner potted the go-ahead marker in the third, the Rangers answered with a flurry of goals of their own, scoring three unanswered tallies to power them past the Hurricanes, 4-2. Ryan McDonagh, Rick Nash, Derek Stepan and Carl Hagelin each lit the lamp for New York.
The Nets' offense struggled out of the gate, missing all 17 of their 3-point attempts in the first half. Brooklyn was unable to overcome its slow start, falling to Boston on the road, 91-84. Joe Johnson led the Nets with a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds.
David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Wilmer Flores and Terry Collins break down the Mets' 5-5 tie to the Cardinals on Friday afternoon. Rafael Montero allowed one run over two innings, Andrew Brown scored two runs and David Wright made his spring debut for the team.
Wilmer Flores is expected start a game at shortstop for the Mets next week. Flores has not started a game at the position since 2011 as a member of Class A St. Lucie. Terry Collins said that he is considering keeping Flores on the Major League roster as a backup infielder.