The Morning After: Bulls Roughed Up
By Marcus Gilmer in News on Mar 12, 2010 4:00PM
Magic Rough Up Bulls
The Bulls' free-fall continues and now - adding injury to insult - they may be without star Derrick Rose for a spell. The Orlando Magic had little trouble handing the Bulls their sixth-straight loss 111-82. With Luol Deng and Joakim Noah already out with injuries, Derrick Rose hurt his left wrist late in the first quarter after a collision with Orlando's Dwight Howard; he'll have an MRI on the wrist today to determine how serious the injury is. With their top three players hurt, then, James Johnson led the Bulls with 13 points, though they didn't put up much of a fight, down 65-33 at the half. The Bulls try to regroup tonight in Miami (6:30 p.m., WGN).
- With an NCAA tourney spot locked up, Notre Dame kept on rolling, upsetting No. 16 Pitt last night in the Big East tournament quarterfinals by a 50-45 final. It wasn't the prettiest game to watch, but Luke Harangody and Tory Jackson both scored 12 to lead the Irish. Next up is No. 7 West Virginia in tonight's semifinals (approx. 8 p.m., ESPN).
- Northwestern defeated Indiana 73-58 in the first round of the Big Ten tournament to advance to today's quarterfinal round. Michael Thompson led the Wildcats with 16 points and John Shurna added 14. Next up for Northwestern is tourney second-seed Purdue (5:30 p.m., Big 10 Net.)
The Sox and Indians played to a 5-5 tie while the Cubs saw a better second outing from Carlos Silva en route to an 8-7 win over San Diego. Both teams are in split-squad action today but they'll both send a squad to Las Vegas where the two will square off once more (9:05 p.m., CSN).