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Morning Box Score

By Matt Motyka in News on Mar 1, 2009 5:00PM


Bulls Rally Against Rockets
The Chicago Bulls looked to be in line for their third consecutive double-digit loss Saturday night, but instead rallied to beat the Houston Rockets 105-102. Up three at the half, the Rockets steadily built their advantage to 17 by the end of the third quarter. The situation looked dire for the Bulls, having gained no ground by the midway point of the fourth, but Ben Gordon and Derrick Rose decided they weren't finished yet. Gordon started the run with a quick five points, and Rose added six more over the next two minutes. By the time they were done, the two Chicago guards had scored 22 of the game's final 26 points and earned the Bulls a blistering comeback victory. It was not all smiles for Chicago, though, as Luol Deng was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his right tibia and may miss the rest of the campaign.

College Basketball
Northwestern avenged their previous loss to the Iowa Hawkeyes, winning the rematch 55-49 and claiming their third victory in the last four games.

Notre Dame missed the opportunity to make a statement against the no. 2 Connecticut Huskies, falling 72-65 as they couldn't connect in the final minute of a one-point ballgame.

DePaul was torched by St. John's Saturday afternoon, 84-63, as the Red Storm shot better than 60 percent from the field and the Blue Demons offered little resistance.

Chicago State wrangled the Texas-Pan American Broncs to earn a 92-75 victory, draining 10 threes and boasting a 21-rebound advantage.

NIU held on against the Ball State Cardinals, winning 56-55 despite scoring no points in the final two minutes of the game.

Cubs Crush Sox
We know, we know, the score doesn't count in Spring Training... but the Cubs pounded the White Sox 13-0 in Mesa, AZ on Saturday. Right fielder Brad Snyder launched a grand salami in the seventh to kick off a nine-run inning for the Cubs, and rotation-hopeful Aaron Heilman looked sharp in his first two innings of Spring ball.

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