Good morning! A lot happens in sports, even when you’re busy doing other non-sports-y stuff. So here are the top headlines and moments from yesterday, in case you missed anything while you were watching the finale of The Challenge on MTV.
No. 20 Duke upsets No. 5 UNC
Last night’s Duke vs. North Carolina game lived up to the hype as the Blue Devils used a second-half comeback to beat the No. 5 Tar Heels, 74-73, in Chapel Hill. Duke, which is ranked No. 20, trailed most of the game before taking the lead with under three minutes left and using strong defense to finish the game and earn its fourth straight win over UNC. Freshman point guard Derryck Thornton made the game-saving block in the final seconds, just barely grazing Joel Berry’s game-winner attempt enough change the shot’s trajectory:
Derryck Thornton with the HUGE swat to give Duke the unbelievable win over rival UNC. https://t.co/qR8cZgTzx9
— ESPN College BBall (@ESPNCBB) February 18, 2016
No. 3 Oklahoma goes down
No. 3 Oklahoma was upset on the road by Texas Tech, losing 65-63. The Red Raiders have now defeated three straight Top-25 teams for the first time in program history. After the game, the Texas Tech fans went absolutely bonkers and stormed the court. Here’s a clip of the swarm:
Texas Tech upsets No. 3 Oklahoma 65-63 pic.twitter.com/uUtxOH3jbZ
— Phil Terrigno (@philterrigno) February 18, 2016
NBA trade deadline heating up
With the trade deadline just hours away, anything can happen. The Rockets are reportedly exploring a trade that would send Ty Lawson to the Jazz for Trey Burke. The Cavs are also looking to deal, offering Anderson Varejao to the Magic for Channing Frye.
Here’s SiriusXM’s analysis of the trade deadline and what other moves to expect today and stay tuned for our continuing coverage of any deals that go down.
Onuaku stylin’ on ’em
Our must-see moment of the night comes from No. 18 Louisville’s 72-58 win over Syracuse. Chinanu Onuaku had himself a game with 13 points, 15 rebounds and four assists, including this smooth behind-the-back pass to Trey Lewis for an easy layup:
Chinanu Onuaku! https://t.co/mJ8QsZSGmX
— Andy Wittry (@AndyWittry) February 18, 2016
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