The Morning After
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 28, 2010 4:30PM
Pacers Edge Bulls
The Bulls didn't have quite enough gas to get by the Pacers last night, falling 100-90 in Indianapolis. It was a close game early, but the Pacers used a 12-3 run in the second quarter to stretch out their lead to seven at the half and never looked back. Derrick Rose had 27 points to lead the Bulls (31-28) while Luol Deng scored 13 points and pulled down 18 rebounds. The Bulls get tonight off before welcoming the Atlanta Hawks to town tomorrow night (7 p.m., WGN).
Not all of the Olympic Blackhawks will come back with medals as hoped after Finland defeated Slovokia 5-3 in last night's bronze medal game, meaning Marian Hossa and Tomas Kopecky will come back empty-handed. Hossa continued his excellent tournament netting a goal and an assist, but there will be no medal. All eyes now turn to today's huge re-match between Team USA (feat. Patrick Kane) and Team Canada (feat. Duncan Keith, Brenth Seabrook, and Jonathan Toews) for the gold (2 p.m., NBC).
- Notre Dame continued to make a push to help their NCAA tournament chances, upsetting No. 13 Georgetown 78-64. Ben Hansbrough led the way with 21 points.
- Illinois, trailing by 19 with less than 8 minutes to play, rallied but still came up short against Minnesota, losing 62-60. Bill Cole led the Illini with 15 points.
- DePaul made it 10 straight losses and 1-15 in Big East play overall as they fell to Rutgers 71-62.
- Loyola's losing streak reached four straight as they lost to Green Bay 87-71.
- UIC closed out their season with a 78-74 loss to Milwaukee.
- NIU's struggles continued as they fell to Eastern Michigan 66-60.