HOUSTON (AP) - The top team in the Eastern Conference has lost in a blowout. The Indiana Pacers fell to the Houston Rockets 112-86. James Harden had 28 points and the Rockets capitalized on a huge third quarter to pull off the route. The Pacers have lost three in a row for the first time this season.
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) - Milwaukee and Green Bay are meeting today in the semifinals of the men's basketball Horizon League tournament. Milwaukee got by No. 4 seed Valparaiso 74-57 in the quarterfinals. Milwaukee pulled away early, scoring the first nine points of the game and getting off to a 15-2 start.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -Notre Dame has improved to a perfect 30-0 and advanced in the Atlantic Coast Conference women's basketball tournament. The No. 2 Fighting Irish trounced Florida State 83-57. Jewell Loyd scored 17 points. The Irish will play No. 14 North Carolina in the semifinals. Notre Dame won that matchup less than a week ago.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts are keeping their punter around for five more years. Pat McAfee agreed to a five-year deal just days before he could have signed elsewhere. McAfee was Indy's seventh-round pick in 2009 and has never played for another team. Last year, the Colts tagged him as their franchise player.
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