Morning Box Score
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Nov 29, 2009 4:45PM
'Hawks Drop Circus Trip Finale
After winning eight games in a row, the Blackhawks wrapped up this year's Circus Trip with the wrong type of streak, losing their second straight game. The 'Hawks fell to the L.A. Kings 2-1 in a shoot-out. After a scoreless first period, the Kings struck in the second and the 1-0 score held into the third period. Almost seven minutes in, Jonathan Toews scored the tying goal on a power play. The shoot-out, though, didn't last long; Toews and Kane both missed their shots while L.A. hit both of their first two shots, clinching the game. Huet had 21 saves on 22 shots during the game, but was 0-2 on the shoot-out. Next up for the 'Hawks is their triumphant return home to the United Center on Tuesday to face Columbus (7 p.m., VS).
Stanford Trees Notre Dame
The Irish closed out their season with a fourth straight loss as Stanford edged Notre Dame 45-38 in a shoot-out. The Irish twice led Stanford by 11 points but the Cardinal kept fighting back and, with 59 seconds left in the game, took a 45-38 lead, their first lead since 7-0 early on and held on for the victory. Irish QB Jimmy Clausen did his part, throwing for 340 yards and five touchdowns - mostly to Golden Tate who reeled in 201 yards receiving and three TDs - but the Irish defense gave up 496 yards to Stanford and 18 fourth quarter points. The Irish finish the season a mediocre 6-6, but a bowl eligible Irish team will still find its way to a half-decent bowl, even as coach Charlie Weis's future hangs in the balance.
- #21 Illinois dropped their second straight game, falling 72-68 to Bradley in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Invitational. Mike Davis led all scorers with 17 points.
- DePaul eeked out a 68-66 overtime win over Detroit, thanks in part to 20 points from Will Walker.
- Loyola cruised to an 81-42 victory over St. Ambrose,
- It was another loss for NIU as they fell to 1-4 on the season after losing to Northern Iowa 52-45.
- The Southern Illinois Salukis doused the UIC Flames 74-64.