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The Morning After: Bulls Lose Fifth Straight

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 10, 2010 4:00PM

Jazz Cruise Past Bulls
The Bulls, who seemed resurgent just a few weeks ago, are struggling to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff picture as they fell to the Utah Jazz 132-108 last night, their fifth-straight loss. The game was competitive for the entire first half and into the second, but a 13-1 Jazz run in the third quarter gave them a double-digit lead and the Bulls were never able to get a second wind to catch Utah. Derrick Rose scored 25 points and dished 13 assists in the loss while Brad Miller scored 20. At one point nipping at the heels of fifth place in the conference, the Bulls now find themselves on the outside looking in. The Bulls will have a tough time ending the streak when they travel to Orland tomorrow (7 p.m., TNT).

College Basketball
's arduous season is over after being unceremoniously bounced from the Big East tournament yesterday by South Florida, 58-49. Wil Walker scored 20 for the Blue Demons, who finish the year 8-23 (1-17 in conference play).

Spring Training
The Giants got the better of the Sox, 6-2, while the Cubs fell to the Brewers 5-3.