2 into round 2...Wildcats ambushed on the road...Lucky 13 for Nuggets


DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — North Carolina A&T beat Liberty 73-72 in last night's NCAA tournament opener in Dayton, Ohio. Saint Mary's followed with a 67-64 victory over Middle Tennessee. The Aggies get No. 1 seed Louisville in the second round while the Gaels face No. 6 seed Memphis.

MOON, Pa. (AP) — Last season's NCAA champions failed to make it out of the first round of this year's NIT. Kentucky went on the road and got beat by Robert Morris 59-57.

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Denver Nuggets beat the Thunder 114-104 in Oklahoma City for their first 13-game winning streak since joining the NBA in the 1976 ABA-NBA merger. The franchise won 15 in a row in the 1969-70 ABA season.

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Dominican Republic dominated the World Baseball Classic from start to finish. The Dominicans completed an unbeaten run with a 3-0 shutout of Puerto Rico in last night's championship game at San Francisco's AT&T Park.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After getting shut out in three straight games, the Phoenix Coyotes put two goals on the scoreboard, but they came in a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Kings. Winning goalie Jonathan Bernier made a career-high 40 saves and defenseman Drew Doughty scored for the first time in 33 regular-season games.

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