Sports : Thursday, 3/23/17

Men’s College Basketball:

The Sweet 16 begins tonight with action in the Midwest and West regions.

In the Midwest Region:

#3 Oregon vs. #7 Michigan

#1 Kansas vs. #4 Purdue

In the West Region:

#1 Gonzaga vs. #4 West Virginia

#2 Arizona vs. #11 Xavier

NIT Quarterfinals:

Central Florida 68, Illinois 58

NBA: Milwaukee 116, Sacramento 98

-Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 32 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as the Bucks closed out their six game road trip with a win in Sacramento. Milwaukee is back at home tomorrow to face Atlanta.

MLB: San Francisco 6, Milwaukee 4

–Jesus Aguilar went 2 for 3 with a home run in the loss for Milwaukee. The Brewers play Oakland this afternoon. Coverage on the Brewers Radio Network starts at 2:55 on KFIZ.

Marcus Stroman carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Ian Kinsler belted a two-run homer as the United States crushed Puerto Rico, 8-0 to win the World Baseball Classic. Stroman allowed just four balls past the infield and left to a standing ovation following Angel Pagan’s double leading off the seventh. The Toronto Blue Jays hurler silenced a Puerto Rican club that had outscored the opposition 55-26 while winning its first seven games of the tournament.

Golf: World No. 1 Dustin Johnson has cruised into the next round of the Match Play Championship by earning a 5-and-3 victory over Webb Simpson. Second seed Rory McIlroy and No. 5 Jordan Spieth were knocked out yesterday. Defending champion Jason Day abruptly conceded his match to Pat Perez, and then revealed his mother has lung cancer, and he wanted to be home with her Friday when she has surgery.