The Morning Roundup 3/8/19

The main event of yesterday was in the Europa League which played the first of two legs in the afternoon hours. There were a few final games before conference tournaments and a couple of primetime NBA games.

NBA

The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Indiana Pacers at home in order to stake a claim to the top spot in the Eastern Conference. In the late game, the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Portland Trail Blazers in an overtime thriller.

Milwaukee Bucks 117-98 Indiana Pacers
Oklahoma City Thunder 129-121 (OT) Portland Trail Blazers

Current standings

NCAA Men’s Basketball

No. 25 UCF upset No. 20 Cincinnati that could be pivotal for the conference tournament in the American Athletic Conference. Both No. 12 Houston and No. 21 Wisconsin beat their unranked opponents in the other two games.

No. 12 Houston 90-79 SMU
No. 25 UCF 58-55 No. 20 Cincinnati
No. 21 Wisconsin 65-45 Iowa

Current rankings

MLB

Minnesota Twins 12-1 Boston Red Sox
Washington Nationals 6-4 New York Mets
Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 Baltimore Orioles
Toronto Blue Jays 11-2 Tampa Bay Rays
New York Yankees 6-0 Philadelphia Phillies
Houston Astros 4-1 Miami Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies 4-1 Detroit Tigers
Kansas City Royals 8-7 Los Angeles Angels
Colorado Rockies 7-5 Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox 9-5 Milwaukee
San Diego Padres 11-8 Texas Rangers
Cleveland Indians 4-3 Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers 6-2 Los Angeles Angels
Seattle Mariners 11-3 Cincinnati Reds
Oakland Athletics 5-1 San Francisco Giants

UEFA Europa League Round of 16-First Leg

Dinamo Zagreb 1-0 Benfica
Eintracht Frankfurt 0-0 Inter
Sevilla 2-2 Slavia Prague
Stade Rennes 3-1 Arsenal
Zenit St. Petersburg 1-3 Villarreal
Chelsea 3-0 Dynamo Kyiv
Napoli 3-0 FC Salzburg
Valencia 2-1 FC Krasnodar

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