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NHL NEWS: Coyotes win 9th straight, ties San Jose for 1st place

compiled from staff, wire reports and game notes

The Phoenix Coyotes have won another game and shootout. Adrian Aucoin scored in the fourth round of the tiebreaker and Phoenix matched a franchise record with their ninth straight win, 3-2 over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

Adrian Aucoin Phoenix (PHX)

The Coyotes improved to 12-4 in shootouts this season and have won eight straight tiebreakers, five during the current nine-game streak.

The Winnepeg Jets, who moved to Phoenix in 1996, also won nine in a row from March 8-27, 1985.

Phoenix, closing in on their first playoff berth since 2002, has 97 points to match Chicago for the most in Western Conference. Phoenix is the biggest surprise in the NHL, moving past San Jose to take over the top spot in the Pacific Division.


* Dallas has 76 points with 10 games left and is in danger of missing the playoffs for the second straight season. That hasn’t happened since 1987 and 1988 when the franchise was in Minnesota.

* Dallas is 5-10 in shootouts this season.

Red Auerbach Award Finalists include Akron’s Keith Dambrot

Courtesy of Akron Athletic Communications

University of Akron head men’s basketball coach Keith Dambrot is among the five finalists for the Red Auerbach College Coach of the Year Award, the Jewish Coaches Association announced on Monday.

Dambrot is joined on the list by Brad Greenberg of Radford University, Seth Greenberg of Virginia Tech, Josh Pastner of Memphis and Bruce Pearl of Tennessee.

Keith Dambrot Akron (UA)

In 2009-10, Dambrot’s sixth at Akron, he led the Zips to a 24-10 record and their third straight appearance in a postseason tournament.  Akron also advanced itself to the MAC Tournament championship game for the fourth-consecutive year and posted its fifth-straight 20-win campaign. The Zips ended the regular season on March 17, with a 70-66 loss to Green Bay in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational.

Dambrot was the runner-up for the Mid-American Conference Coach-of-the-Year Award, which went to Kent State’s Geno Ford.

The Red Auerbach Award is given annually to the nation’s top Jewish college coach, as voted on by the members of the Jewish Coaches Association. The winner will be honored at the Final Four in Indianapolis in April.

In 2010, the Jewish Coaches Association named its college coach of the year award after Red Auerbach, the basketball legend who won 938 games ( a record at the time of his retirement) and nine NBA championships as a coach. As a general manager and team president of the Boston Celtics, he won and additional seven NBA titles, for a total of 16 in a span of 29 years, making him one of the most successful coaches and front office officials in the history of professional sports.

Ohio State’s Wimmers selected to Pitcher of the Year Watch List

Courtesy of Ohio State Athletic Communications

Ohio State junior right handed pitcher Alex Wimmers has been named to the College Baseball Foundation National Pitcher of the Year watch list for 2010.

The preseason All-American and 2009 Big Ten co-Pitcher of the Year has posted a 5-0 record with a 2.12 earned run average in five starts. The Cincinnati native leads the Big Ten with 41 strikeouts in 34.0 innings pitched while allowing opposing batters to hit just .236.

Alex Wimmers Ohio State (OSU)

Wimmers is coming off a sophomore season that included a 3.27 ERA and 136 strikeouts in 104.2 innings pitched with a 9-2 record in 16 starts. He was named first-team All-America by Louisville Slugger and Ping! Baseball and third-team All-America by Collegiate Baseball and the NCBWA.

Big Ten Player of the Week honors go to Ohio State’s Hurley

Courtesy of Ohio State Athletic Communications

Four the fourth time in five weeks, a Buckeye Baseball player has received the weekly honor. This time, its Zach Hurley earning his second career Player of the Week honor. It is the second time in three weeks for the Springboro, Ohio native.

Zach Hurley Ohio State (OSU)

The senior co-captain batted .643 (9-for-14) with nine runs scored, four RBI, three doubles and a pair of home runs as Ohio State won three games over Eastern Illinois, Bucknell and Army. Hurley ranks among the Big Ten’s top 10 in average (.414), slugging (.743) and on-base percentage (.481).

Dayton Flyers knock the ‘monkey off their backs’, winning in Cincinnati

compiled from staff and wire reports

Marcus Johnson led the Dayton Flyers balanced scoring attack with 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the field and made 6-of-7 from the free throw line, fueling an 81-66 victory over the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Queen City.

Rob Lowery scored 13 points followed by Chris Wright and Paul Williams with 11 each as Dayton pushed their record to 22-12 while advancing in the National Invitational Tournament.

The Flyers will play in the NIT quarterfinals in Champaign, Illinois against the Fighting Illini. The quarterfinal matchup will take place on Wednesday March 24 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

Rob Lowery Dayton (UD)

Dayton came out of the locker room with a different twist Monday night. Wearing black uniforms for the first time this season, the Flyers played solid on both ends of the court. UD held the Bearcats to 33 percent shooting from the field which included 6-of 31 three-pointers. Meanwhile, the visiting Flyers shot 48 percent from the floor and connected on 10 field goals from 3-point land.

Cincinnati is usually a good rebounding team, but Dayton held a 42-34 advantage on the glass including 12 offensive rebounds. The key stat of the game was for UD was scoring 18 second chance points.

A key stretch for Dayton in the second half came when the Flyers held the Bearcats without a field goal for just over six minutes. During that span, the Flyers put the game away; a Paul Williams three-pointer, a Devin Searcy dunk and Marcus Johnson and Luke Fabrizius each scoring on mid-range jumpers to put the Flyers ahead again by double figures 63-53 with 6:24 to play.

Paul Williams Dayton (UD)

In the first half, Dayton took advantage of some hot shooting and Cincinnati’s foul trouble. Dayton led 41-36 and opened the game hitting eight of their first 12 shots from 3-point range. The Flyers finished with nine 3-pointers, a first half season-high. At one point, Dayton led 38-23, but Cincinnati went on a 9-0 run to cut the deficit to six.

Seniors London Warren and Kurt Huelsman both set the all-time record for career-games played in a Flyers uniform with 134.

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