Basketball sectional draw
The IHSAA announced the sectional draw for the basketball state tournament for the boys. The Lions will be playing in Sectional 29 at Greensburg.
Game 1 pits South Dearborn against the host Pirates at 6 p.m. on March 4. The Lions face Lawrenceburg in Game 2 at 7:30 p.m. on March 4.
Game 3 has Franklin County facing the winner of South Dearborn and Greensburg at 6 p.m. on March 7. Batesville drew the winner of Rushville and Lawrenceburg at 7:30 p.m. on March 7. The sectional title game will be at 7:30 p.m. March 8.
Cotton leads Providence past Butler 87-81
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Bryce Cotton scored 28 points — 11 straight in the first half — to lead Providence in an 87-81 win over Butler.
LaDontae Henton added 15 points for Providence (18-10, 8-7), while Josh Fortune, Tyler Harris and Kadeem Batts had 14 apiece.
Kellen Dunham scored 25 points and Khyle Marshall chipped in 22 for the Bulldogs (12-15, 2-13) who have now lost six straight.
Butler trailed 46-33 at halftime after finishing the first half flat and unable to slow Providence’s tandem of Cotton and Fortune, who scored 12 points in the first period.
But the Bulldogs pushed the Friars back on their heels immediately out of the break with a 15-2 run in the first 5 minutes. During the run, Dunham knocked down two quick 3’s and hit a free throw after getting fouled on a successful layup.
Dunham finished 9 of 16 and 3 of 8 from deep, while Marshall was 10 of 17 from the field. Kameron Woods added 10 rebounds.
Nebraska wins 5th straight; 76-57 over Purdue
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Terran Petteway scored 29 points to lead surging Nebraska, which won its fifth straight game, over Purdue 76-57 Sunday.
Nebraska (16-10, 8-6 Big Ten) used a 26-8 second half run to take down the Boilermakers (15-12, 5-9).
The Huskers have won five straight conference games for the first times since 1998-99 and have won eight conference games for the first time since 2008-09 when it was a member of the Big 12.
Nebraska took control of the game late in a low-scoring first half. With Purdue center A.J. Hammons on the bench, Nebraska went on a 7-0 run capped by a Petteway fast break layup to take a 21-14 lead and stretched that advantage to 30-20 on Shavon Shields’ three-point play with 1:04 left in the first half.
Shields finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds for Nebraska and Walter Pitchford had 10.
Terone Johnson led Purdue with nine points.
Manziel runs 40-yard dash in 4.68 seconds
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Johnny Football has more proof that he’s fast.
Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel’s official 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine was 4.68 seconds. That’s fourth at his position among those who participated in the drill Sunday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The best was Virginia Tech’s Logan Thomas, who registered 4.61 seconds.
Manziel is widely considered one of the top three quarterbacks in the draft. Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater did not run the 40. Central Florida’s Blake Bortles ran a 4.93.
South Carolina’s Connor Shaw and Fresno State’s Derek Carr were two other quarterbacks who ranked high in several categories.
Kent State running back Dri Archer posted the fastest official 40 time at 4.26.