Pirates win regional title
The Greensburg (26-1) boys basketball team returned to Washington Saturday for a third straight season and brought its second straight regional championship back to Decatur County. The Pirates, ranked No. 1 in the Class 3A the entire season, defeated Silver Creek 70-60 in the semifinal and Evansville Memorial 73-50 in the title game.
The Pirates will take on No. 2 Guerin Catholic (22-3) at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Richmond Semistate.
Arkansas headed to NIT to face Indiana State
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas will return to the postseason for the first time since 2008 when it faces Indiana State in the National Invitation Tournament.
The Razorbacks (21-11), who last played in the NIT in 1997, are a No. 3 seed in the tournament and will host the sixth-seeded Sycamores (23-10) on Tuesday night.
Arkansas appeared on track to earn the school’s first NCAA tournament appearance since 2008 when it went on a six-game winning streak late in the season — winning eight of nine games in the Southeastern Conference.
However, the Razorbacks faltered badly in their final two games — losing at Alabama to close out the regular season and to South Carolina in their opening game of the SEC tournament.
Still, any postseason berth at all is progress under third-year coach Mike Anderson.
“We didn’t do what we need to do in order to be in the NCAA (tournament),” Anderson said. “That’s going to be a lesson to learn. It’s another step in the right direction ... and we’re taking the right steps.”
Arkansas’ last trip to the NIT came under former coach Nolan Richardson in 1997.
Bowling Green no-hits Bucknell
LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Bowling Green’s Brett Fitzwater and Chris Miller combined to throw the ninth no-hitter in school history, striking out eight in a 7-0 victory over Bucknell on Friday.