The Morning Roundup 1/25/19

There were several basketball games last night in both college and the NBA along with exciting news as the MLB free agent market begins to finalize with some of the big names on the market still available. Let’s get down to business with your morning roundup.

NBA

The Golden State Warriors extended their winning streak to nine games as they topped the Washington Wizards on the road. Meanwhile, the LeBron-less Lakers continued their struggles as they lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves at home.

Golden State Warriors 126-118 Washington Wizards
Oklahoma City Thunder 122-116 New Orleans Pelicans
Portland Trail Blazers 120-106 Phoenix Suns
Minnesota Timberwolves 120-105 Los Angeles Lakers

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Basketball

There were two top 25 matchups with Michigan State handily defeating Iowa while Louisville upset NC State in a close game. The late game was a blowout of Santa Clara by Gonzaga who managed to score 53 points in the first half.

No. 6 Michigan State 82-67 No. 19 Iowa
No. 23 Louisville 84-77 No. 21 NC State
No. 4 Gonzaga 98-39 Santa Clara

Current rankings

MLB (News only)

A.J. Pollock united with a former rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, as the two parties agreed to a contract guaranteed for three years with options for the fourth and fifth years (read here)

The Chicago Cubs signed reliever Brad Brach to a one-year contract worth up to $3 million (read here)

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