Bet Jamaica Daily Sports Roundup: March 22

by Dirty on March 22, 2010

Today in the Daily Sports Roundup: UConn meets Virginia Tech in the NIT, while the Pens battle the Red Wings, and the Mavericks seek a victory in New Orleans.

Tipping off on the hardwood . . .

The NBA offers up 10 games on Monday night, including Dallas at New Orleans. The Mavericks (46-23 SU, 28-40-1 ATS) were beaten 102-93 by Boston in their last game on Saturday. Dirk Nowitzki picked up 28 points and five rebounds for Dallas in that losing cause, while Jason Terry chipped in with 18 points off the bench. The Hornets (33-38 SU, 32-38-1 ATS) have lost three straight games, most recently falling 106-86 in Utah on Saturday. Marcus Thornton had 22 points in the loss for the Hornets, who are 1-2 versus the Mavs in three games this year

Also on the NBA’s schedule for Monday: Orlando at Philadelphia, Miami at New Jersey, San Antonio at Oklahoma City, Toronto at Minnesota, Atlanta at Milwaukee, Houston at Chicago, Memphis at Sacramento, Phoenix at Golden State, and Boston at Utah. The Celtics (45-24 SU, 29-39-1 ATS) got 29 points from Paul Pierce and 21 from Ray Allen in their win over Dallas on Saturday; Rajon Rondo scored 20 points. The Jazz (45-25 SU, 43-24-3 ATS) were led by Paul Millsap’s 22 points and C.J. Miles’ 17 points in their victory over the Hornets

There are games in all three secondary college hoops tournaments on Monday. In the CIT it’s Appalachian State vs. Marshall, Fairfield vs. Creighton, Louisiana Tech vs. Missouri State, and Pacific vs. Northern Colorado, while the CBI has Princeton vs. IUPUI, Morehead State vs. Boston University, Charleston vs. VCU, and Wisconsin Green Bay vs. Saint Louis. As well, the second round of the NIT concludes with Nevada vs. Rhode Island, Dayton vs. Cincinnati, Kent State vs. Illinois, and Connecticut vs. Virginia Tech. The Hokies beat Quinnipiac 81-61 in the first round, while the Huskies advanced by getting past Northeastern 59-57.

Taking a trip around the rink . . .

Finally, there are three games on the National Hockey League’s schedule for Monday, with Ottawa at Montreal, Colorado at Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh at Detroit. The 42-24-6 Penguins were beaten 3-2 in overtime by the Hurricanes in their last game on Saturday afternoon. Jordan Staal and Evgeni Malkin scored for Pittsburgh in that loss, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 26 saves. The 35-23-13 Red Wings are coming off a 4-3 overtime victory in Vancouver on Saturday night, with Henrik Zetterberg providing the winner. Jimmy Howard had 29 saves.

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