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WEDNESDAY 03/20/19 – BEARKATS HIT THE HARDWOOD AGAIN TONIGHT

A TRIO OF SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL TEAMS WILL SEE POSTSEASON ACTION THIS WEEK. CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILL HEAD TO JACKSONVILLE, FLA., ON THURSDAY TO TAKE ON POWERFUL KENTUCKY, BUT THE HOOPS ACTUALLY BEGIN TODAY WHEN THE SOUTHLAND’S REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION SHSU BEARKATS TRAVEL TO FORT WORTH FOR AN 8PM TIPOFF AGAINST TCU IN FORT WORTH. THE KATS’ 1ST-EVER APPEARANCE IN THE NIT WILL BE SEEN LIVE ON ESPNU.  MEANWHILE, SOUTHLAND MEMBER NEW ORLEANS WILL BE AT HOME TODAY AT 7PM FOR A BATTLE AGAINST TEXAS SOUTHERN IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE COLLEGEINSIDER.COM TOURNAMENT.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS IMPROVED TO 13-&-5 FOR THE SEASON WITH AN 8-7 NON-CONFERENCE VICTORY OVER THE BIG 12’S BAYLOR BEARS AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE KATS WILL GET BACK INTO SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE COMPETITION ON FRIDAY WITH THE 1ST GAME OF A 3-GAME WEEKEND SET AT NEW ORLEANS.

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ON TUESDAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS FELL TO 5-&-2 IN DISTRICT WITH A 3-2 ROAD LOSS TO DISTRICT-LEADING LAKE CREEK IN MONTGOMERY.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF ON TUESDAY, SHSU’S HANNA ALBERTO CONTINUED HER HOT STREAK AND BROKE A COUPLE OF SCHOOL RECORDS ALONG THE WAY. ALBERTO SHOT A 75 ON THE FINAL DAY OF THE HBU HUSKY INVITATIONAL IN HOUSTON TO CLAIM THE INDIVIDUAL TITLE. IT’S HER 4TH TITLE OF THE SEASON WHICH BREAKS THE SCHOOL RECORD FOR MOST WINS IN A SEASON. IT WAS ALSO HER 7TH CAREER CHAMPIONSHIP – WHICH IS ALSO A NEW SCHOOL RECORD. AS A TEAM THE BEARKAT WOMEN FINISHED IN 4TH PLACE.

IN THE NBA ON TUESDAY, HOUSTON’S JAMES HARDEN BROKE THE LEAGUE RECORD FOR MOST 3-POINT ATTEMPTS IN A SEASON, AND BECAME THE 1ST PLAYER TO SCORE 30-PLUS POINTS AGAINST ALL 29 OPPONENTS IN A SINGLE SEASON AS HE LED THE ROCKETS TO A 121-105 VICTORY AT ATLANTA. TODAY, THE ROCKETS WILL BE AT MEMPHIS AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST, SAN ANTONIO WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST MIAMI AT 7:30PM, AND THE DALLAS MAVERICKS WILL BE AT PORTLAND AT 9PM.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ON TUESDAY, HOUSTON ALL-STAR 3RD BASEMAN ALEX BREGMAN AGREED TO A 6-YEAR $100-MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH THE HOUSTON ASTROS. THE ASTROS ALSO AGREED TO TERMS ON A 2-YEAR CONTRACT WITH VETERAN RELIEVER RYAN PRESLEY. MEANWHILE, THE LOS ANGLES ANGELS MADE MAJOR WAVES WHEN THEY AGREED TO AN ALL-TIME REOCRD 12-YEAR, $860-MILLION CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH ALL-STAR OUTFIELDER MIKE TROUT.

IN THE NFL ON TUESDAY, THE DALLAS COWBOYS SIGNED FREE-AGENT WIDE RECEIVER RANDALL COBB. ALSO ON TUESDAY, THE HOUSTON TEXANS SIGNED FORMER CINCINNATI QUARTERBACK A.J. McCARRON TO BACK UP STARTING QB DESHAUN WATSON.

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TUESDAY 03/19/19 – KATS HIT THE DIAMOND TONIGHT

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TODAY, DON SANDERS STADIUM WILL BE THE SITE OF A BIG NON-CONFERENCE GAME BETWEEN THE SHSU BEARKATS & THE BAYLOR BEARS. GAME TIME IS SET FOR 6:30PM. ON MONDAY, THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ANNOUNCED SHSU FRESHMAN COLTON COWSER HAS BEEN NAMED THE LEAGUE’S HITTER OF THE WEEK. THE CYPRESS RANCH PRODUCT BECOMES THE 3RD BEARKAT HITTER TO CLAIM THE HONOR THIS SEASON.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL BE AT WILLIS AT 7PM, THE NEW WAVERLY BULLDOGS WILL BE ON THE ROAD AT COLDSPRING AT 7, AND THE LIONS OF ALPHA OMEGA WILL HOST GALVESTON O’CONNELL AT 4PM.

IN SOFTBALL TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST MONTGOMERY LAKE CREEK BEGINNING AT 7:30PM AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK WHILE THE NEW WAVERLY LADY ‘DOGS WILL BE AT COLDSPRING AT 6PM AND ALPHA OMEGA’S LADY LIONS WILL HOST THE WOODLANDS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY TODAY AT 4:30PM.

IN HIGH SCHOOL SOCCER, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS WILL HOST LAKE CREEK AT 7:30PM AT HORNET FIELD NEXT TO HUNTSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, WHILE THE LADY HORNETS WILL BE AT LAKE CREEK IN MONTGOMERY AT 7:30PM.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN LEAD THE FIELD BY A STROKE AFTER THE 1ST 2 ROUNDS OF THE HBU HUSKY INVITATIONAL IN HOUSTON. SAM HOUSTON’S JENNA PHILLIPS IS THE INDIVIDUAL LEADER, FOLLOWED BY TEAMMATE HANNA ALBERTO WHO IS 2 STROKES BACK. THE FINAL ROUND IS SET FOR TODAY AT RIVERBEND GOLF CLUB.

IN COLLEGIATE TENNIS, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN PICKED UP A 5-1 VICTORY OVER UT-EL PASO MONDAY AFTERNOON AT THE WALDEN TENNIS COMPLEX ON LAKE CONROE. THE WIN THE TEAM’S FINAL NON-CONFERENCE MATCH OF THE SEASON GIVES THE KATS 10 WINS ON THE SEASON, WHICH MARKS THE 1ST TIME SINCE 2007 THAT SAM HOUSTON HAS REACHED DOUBLE-DIGIT WINS IN CONSECUTIVE SEASONS.

IN COLLEGIATE BASKETBALL, BAYLOR HAS BEEN NAMED THE TOP SEED IN THE NCAA WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT WHICH BEGINS THIS WEEKEND. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPION ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILL BE THE BEARS’ 1ST ROUND FOE IN WACO.

IN THE NBA ON MONDAY, DIRK NOWITZKI CLAIMED THE NO. 6 SPOT ON THE LEAGUE’S ALL-TIME SCORING LIST, PASSING WILT CHAMBERLAIN. NOWITZKI IS IN HIS 21 SEASON – ALL WITH DALLAS – HOWEVER HIS PERFORMANCE ON MONDAY WASN’T ENOUGH FOR THE MAVS, AS DALLAS LOST 129-125 IN OVERTIME AGAINST NEW ORLEANS. ALSO ON MONDAY, SAN ANTONIO OUTLASTED GOLDEN STATE 111-105. LATER TODAY, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL BE AT ATLANTA AT 6:30PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST.

 

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MONDAY 03/18/19 – DESPITE LOSS, KATS TO PLAY INVITATIONAL

DESPITE HAVING TO DEAL WITH THE DISAPPOINTMENT THEY SUFFERED OVER THE WEEKEND AT THE SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT IN KATY, THE SHSU BEARKAT BASKETBALL TEAM HAS A CHANCE AT A MEASURE OF REDEMPTION WHEN THEY HEAD TO THE 1ST ROUND OF THE NATIONAL INVITATION TOURNAMENT. THE KATS – REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPION OF THE SOUTHLAND CONFERNCE, AND THE NO. 1 SEED IN THE LEAGUE’S POSTSEASON TOURNAMENT – LOST TO 4TH-SEED NEW ORLEANS IN THE SEMIFINALS. BUT SAM HOUSTON NOW HAS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY WITH A BERTH IN THE PRESTIGIOUS N-I-T WHEN THEY FACE TCU AT 8PM WEDNESDAY IN FORT WORTH.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON SUNDAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS ROARED BACK FROM AN EARLY 3-0 DEFICIT AGAINST INCARNATE WORD TO RACE PAST THE CARDINALS 13-8 ON SUNDAY AT DON SANDERS STADIUM. THE KATS WON THE SERIES 2-GAMES-TO-1, AND NOW STAND AT 12-&5 OVERALL AND 5-&-1 IN SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE PLAY. NEXT UP FOR SHSU WILL BE THE BAYLOR BEARS TUESDAY AT THE DON – 1ST PITCH IS SET FOR 6:30PM.

IN COLLEGIATE BOWLING, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN CAPPED A 10-WIN WEEKEND BY BOWLING THE 2ND TEAM BAKER 300 IN SCHOOL HISTORY, AND FINISHED 7TH AT THE MUSIC CITY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT IN NASHVILLE, TENN.

IN COLLEGIATE GOLF, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE COMPETING TODAY IN THE H-B-U HUSKY INVITATIONAL AT RIVERBEND GOLD CLUB IN HOUSTON.

IN COLLEGIATE TENNIS, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL FACE TEXAS-EL PASO TODAY AT 1PM AT THE WALDEN RAQUET CLUB IN MONTGOMERY.

IN THE NCAA TOURNAMENT, DUKE, NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA & GONZAGA RECEIVED THE TOP 4 SEEDS FOR THE EVENT WHICH BEGINS THURSDAY. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPION ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILL TRAVEL TO JACKSONVILLE, FLA., ON THURSDAY TO FACE KENTUCKY.

THE NCAA WOMEN’S FIELD WILL BE ANNOUNCED TODAY. ABILENE CHRISTIAN WILL ALSO BE IN THE FIELD ON THE WOMEN’S SIDE AFTER WILDCATS COMPLETED AN A-C-U SWEEP AT THE SOUTHLAND TOURNAMENT IN KATY OVER THE WEEKEND.

IN THE NBA ON SUNDAY, HOUSTON DEFEATED MINNESOTA 117-102. TODAY, SAN ANTONIO WILL HOST GOLDEN STATE AT 7PM ON ESPN, WHILE DALLAS WILL BE AT HOME AGAINST NEW ORLEANS AT 7:30PM.

IN MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL, HOUSTON ASTROS MANAGER A.J. HINCH HAS BEEN SUSPENED FOR ONE SPRING-TRAINING GAME AFTER HE REFERRED TO UMPIRE ANGEL HERNANDEZ AS “UNPROFESSIONAL” AND “ARROGANT.”

ON THE PGA TOUR ON SUNDAY, RORY McILROY WAS THE WINNER BY ONE SHOT OVER JIM FURYK AT THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN FLORIDA.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT ON SUNDAY, KYLE BUSCH TIED RICHARD PETTY’S RECORD WITH HIS 200TH VICTORY ON SUNDAY WHEN HE TOOK THE CHECKERED FLAG AT THE AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY IN FONTANA, CALIF.

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FRIDAY 03/15/19 – SEASON OVER FOR KAT WOMEN – MEN HIT THE HARDWOOD TODAY

THE HIGHLIGHT OF TODAY’S LOCAL SPORTS SCHEDULE IS BASKETBALL, WITH THE SHSU BEARKATS TAKING THE COURT AT MERRELL CENTER IN KATY FOR THE SEMIFINALS OF THE 2019 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT. THE KATS – REGULAR-SEASON LEAGUE CHAMPS & THE NO. 1 SEED IN THE EVENT – WILL BE FACING THE PRIVATEERS OF NEW ORLEANS IN THE SEMIS, WITH THE WINNER HEADING INTO SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND TO DETERMINE THE SOUTHLAND’S AUTOMATIC BID TO NEXT WEEK’S NCAA TOURNAMENT. NEW ORLEANS REACHED THE SEMIFINALS THANKS TO THURSDAY’S QUARTERFINAL WIN OVER LAMAR AS THE BEARS ELIMINATED THE CARDINALS 76-72. TODAY’S BEARKAT VS. UNO SEMIFINAL WILL TIP AT 5PM, WITH 101.7 KSAM’S LIVE COVERAGE BEGINNING AT 4:45. TODAY’S WINNER WILL ADVANCE TO SATURDAY’S FINAL AGAINST EITHER ABILENE CHRISTIAN OR SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA.

IN THE WOMEN’S BRACKET, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN HAD A BRIEF STAY IN KATY, FALLING IN THURSDAY’S 1ST ROUND. THE KATS LOST TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS 76-71.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS RETURN HOME TO DON SANDERS STADIUM FOR GAME 1 OF A 3-GAME WEEKEND SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AGAINST INCARNATE WORD. THE KATS & CARDINALS’ 1ST PITCH IS SET FOR 6:30PM TODAY, WITH GAME 2 ON SATURDAY AT 3PM, AND THE FINAL GAME OF THE SERIES ON SUNDAY AT 1PM.

IN COLLEGIATE SOFTBALL, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE IN CONWAY, ARK., THIS WEEKEND FOR A 3-GAME SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE SERIES AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS. A DOUBLEHEADER IS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY BEGINNING AT 5PM.

IN COLLEGIATE BOWLING, THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN WILL BE AT THE MUSIC CITY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT IN SMYRNA, TENN., BEGINNING TODAY AND GOING THROUGH SUNDAY.

IN COLLEGIATE TRACK & FIELD TODAY, THE SHSU BEARKATS & BEARKAT WOMEN WILL SEND SPLIT SQUADS TO A PAIR OF MEETS – THE TEXAS SOUTHERN RELAYS IN HOUSTON – AND THE ABILENE CHRISTIAN SPRING MEET IN ABILENE.

IN THE NBA ON THURSDAY, DALLAS LOST TO DENVER 100-99….. TODAY THE HOUSTON ROCKETS WILL HOST PHOENIX AT 7PM ON AT&T SPORTSNET SOUTHWEST, WHILE SAN ANTONIO WILL BE AT HOME AT 7:30PM AGAINST THE NEW YORK KNICKS.

ON THE PGA TOUR, TOMMY FLEETWOOD & KEEGAN BRADLEY ARE TIED FOR THE LEAD AFTER THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN FLORIDA.

ON THE NASCAR CIRCUIT, THE DRIVERS WILL BE TURNING LEFT THIS WEEKEND AT THE AUTO CLUB 400 IN FONTANA, CALIF. THE GREEN FLAG GOES UP AT 2:30PM SUNDAY ON FOX.

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THURSDAY 03/14/19 – BEARKAT WOMEN RECEIVED HONORS WEDNESDAY

THE 2019 SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT BEGINS TODAY AT MERRELL CENTER IN KATY. THE NO. 5-SEED SHSU BEARKATS – MAKING THEIR 1ST APPEARANCE IN THE EVENT IN 3 YEARS – WILL OPEN THE WOMEN’S BRACKET AT 11AM WITH A CONTEST AGAINST NO. 8 SEED CENTRAL ARKANSAS. THE WINNER OF TODAY’S GAME WILL ADVANCE TO THE QUARTERFINAL ROUND AGAINST ABILENE CHRISTIAN ON FRIDAY. THE BEARKAT WOMEN WERE RECOGNIZED BY THE LEAGUE ON THURSDAY WHEN 1ST-YEAR HEAD COACH RAVON JUSTICE WAS NAMED SOUTHLAND WOMEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR. ADDITIONALLY, SHSU’S JUNIOR GUARD JAYLONN WALKER WAS NAMED NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR, WHILE WALKER WAS NAMED TO THE CONFERENCE 2ND-TEAM ALL-SLC SQUAD AND GUARD JENNIFER ORAMAS PICKED UP AN HONORABLE MENTION NOD.

IN THE MEN’S SOUTHLAND TOURNAMENT, THE BEARKAT MEN DON’T PLAY UNTIL 5PM FRIDAY DUE TO WINNING THE REGULAR-SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP & EARNING THE NO. 1-SEED AND A DOUBLE BYE INTO THE SEMIFINALS. THE MEN’S BRACKET BEGAN ON WEDNESDAY WITH LAMAR SLIPPING PAST HOUSTON BAPTIST 81-79, AND CENTRAL ARKANSAS WHIPPING TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTI 73-53, SENDING THE CARDINALS & BEARS INTO TODAY’S QUARTERFINAL ROUND.

IN COLLEGIATE BASEBALL ON WEDNESDAY, INCLEMENT WEATHER FORCED COACHES TO CANCEL THE SCHEDULED GAME BETWEEN THE SHSU BEARKATS & LOUISIANA TECH IN RUSTON, LA. NEXT ACTION FOR THE KATS IS SET FOR 6:30PM FRIDAY WITH A SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE CONTEST AGAINST INCARNATE WORD AT DON SANDERS STADIUM.

IN HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TODAY, THE HUNTSVILLE HORNETS ARE SCHEDULED TO HOST PORTER AT 7PM AT KATE BARR ROSS PARK.

BAD WEATHER ALSO FORCED A CHANGE IN THE SHSU BEARKAT WOMEN’S SOFTBALL SCHEDULE ON WEDNESDAY. A GAME SCHEDULED AT TEXAS A&M WAS POSTPONED AND WILL NOW BE PLAYED AS PART OF A DOUBLEHEADER ON MARCH 27 IN COLLEGE STATION.

IN TRACK & FIELD, TODAY WILL MARK THE 1ST DAY FOR THE SHSU MENS & WOMEN’S TEAMS TO COMPETE IN THE ABILENE CHRISTIAN SPRING BREAK INVITATIONAL.

IN THE NBA ON WEDNESDAY, THE HOUSTON ROCKETS LOST A HOME – ENDING THEIR 9-GAME WINNING STREAK – WITH A 106-105 LOSS TO DEFENDING CHAMPION GOLDEN STATE. IT WAS THE WARRIORS’ 1ST VICTORY OVER THE ROCKETS IN 4 TRIES THIS SEASON. LATER TODAY THE DALLAS MAVERICKS WILL BE AT DENVER AT 9:30PM ON TNT.

ON THE PGA TOUR TODAY, IT WILL BE THE 1ST ROUND OF THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP IN FLORIDA.

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