Hes got a little injury so its great to give him some time off

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – Jon Diebler scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, as the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes held off a late Michigan rally to emerge with a 68-61 win in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Nike Free Schweiz .   Jared Sullinger posted 14 points and a game-high 13 boards for the top-seeded Buckeyes (31-2), who advanced to the championship game for the fifth time in six years. Ohio State will face Penn State in Sundays title game. Darius Morris had 16 points and Tim Hardaway, Jr. added 15 for the fourth- seeded Wolverines (20-13). “I thought we really battled the entire game today,” said Michigan head coach John Beilein. Trailing 65-48 with just under four minutes remaining, the Wolverines went on a 13-0 run to make things interesting down the stretch. Zack Novak and Evan Smotrycz nailed consecutive three-pointers, the latter coming with 21.4 seconds left, to trim Michigans deficit to 65-61. Smotrycz missed from beyond the arc after Diebler sank 1-of-2 free throws. Ohio States David Lighty secured the defensive rebound and sealed the win at the foul line. The Buckeyes led 31-27 at the break and extended their advantage to 11 early in the second half. Michigan closed within two at 47-45, but Ohio State responded with a 16-0 burst that gave it a seemingly comfortable 18-point cushion. “Our defense, again, I thought was pretty good, but when you make mistakes against a team like Michigan, they make you pay, and they got us a couple times in that regard,” said Ohio State head coach Thad Matta. “But once again, I thought this was just a great team win for our program.” Game Notes William Buford supplied 14 points for the Buckeyes, who shot 46 percent after shooting just 32 percent Friday against Northwestern…Michigan made 37 percent of its shots…Ohio State improved to 10-2 in the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 1 seed. Nike Free Schuhe . — Clemsons determination to overcome fatigue was no match for West Virginias fresh legs. Nike Free 3.0 V4 Laufschuhe Lila Grau .Y. — Amare Stoudemire will go into next season with $45 million left on his contract and no guarantee of a starting job. http://www.nikefreeschweiz.ch/nike-free-3-0-v3-ad-17/ .A. Dickey has a non-displaced fracture in his left foot. According to various reports out of New York, dArnaud took a foul ball off his foot in the sixth inning of Wednesdays game in Las Vegas, where he plays for the Mets Triple-A affiliate, the 51s. Nike Free 5.0+ Laufschuhe Blau . The victory gave the Premier League club a hat-trick of wins in its preseason tour of the region, after 2-0 wins against Indonesia and Melbourne. Playing in a steady drizzle, Liverpool opened the scoring through Coutinho in the 16th minute. Nike Free 3.0 V3 Laufschuhe Blau Dunkel Blau Weiß . The victory gave the Premier League club a hat-trick of wins in its preseason tour of the region, after 2-0 wins against Indonesia and Melbourne. Playing in a steady drizzle, Liverpool opened the scoring through Coutinho in the 16th minute.PHOENIX — Tony Parker took the night off with a sore right triceps. Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili were far from their best. Yet, even at the end of a long, long road trip, the San Antonio Spurs still had plenty to handle the Phoenix Suns in a 97-87 victory on Sunday night. Patty Mills and Kawhi Leonard scored 16 points apiece to lead six players in double figures and the Spurs had a successful finish to their nine-game trip — a long annual journey caused by a rodeo back home — to boost their NBA-best record to 45-13. “It was a great trip,” coach Gregg Popovich said. “We were 7-2, you have to be happy with that. I thought the guys kept good focus on the road here in the last game. You know they all want to go home and I thought they did a fine job.” Tiago Splitter scored nine of his 14 in San Antonios 35-point second quarter. The Spurs have developed the kind of depth that they still win when one of their Big 3 is out. “Weve had to do it quite a bit this year as far as having one, two or three of those guys out,” Popovich said. “So the bench has gotten a good look and I think they have gained some good confidence through all that.” Marcin Gortat scored 21 for Phoenix, 16 in the first half. Luis Scola added 15, and Goran Dragic had 10 points and 11 assists. San Antonio beat the Suns for the sixth straight time and ninth in their last 10 meetings. “Theres always some mental lapse from wanting to get home, but this is what makes this team so professional and how we carry ourselves on and off the court through the entire season,” Mills said. “Its pretty impressive just as a player on the team watching how we carry ourselves.” The Spurs scored the first 14 points of the second quarter, taking a 33-21 lead on Stephen Jacksons 3-pointer from the corner. The outburst reached 25-4 with Splitter scoring seven straight points, punctuated by his three-point play that put the Spurs up 44-25 with 4:53 left in the half. Phoenix cut the lead to 13 three times the rest of the quarter with San Antonio leading 54-40 at the break. The Suns never got it to single digits in the second half. “We just have to be smarter and just continue to get bettter execution-wise at both ends of the floor,” Phoenix interim coach Lindsey Hunter said. Nike Free Run+ 2 Laufschuhe Dunkel Grau Lila Weiß. . “You play so hard and then you make one mistake against those guys and they make you pay. Thats what they do. Well continue to chip away at getting better.” Danny Green sank a 3 to start the third quarter and make it 57-40. The Suns crawled back to cut it to 72-61 on a pair of free throws by Markieff Morris with 1:22 to go in the third quarter, but the Spurs scored the last six points of the period, capped by a breakaway layup from Mills, to lead 78-61 entering the fourth. After San Antonio took its biggest lead at 84-63, the Suns scored eight in a row to cut it to 84-71 on Gortats three-point play with 6:42 to go. But Green made another 3 and it was 87-71 with 6 1/2 minutes remaining. The final 10-point margin was as close as it got after that. Gortat scored 16 in the first half on 8-of-12 shooting but no other Phoenix player had more than four in the first two quarters. Mills had 12 points and Splitter 11 to lead first-half scoring for San Antonio. Parker probably shouldnt have played in Friday nights overtime loss to Golden State, Popovich said, and there was no doubt he would sit this one out at the end of such a long trip and facing the worst team in the Western Conference. “Were asking everybody to step up and pick up the slack again,” Duncan said. “Tony has been our best player all year long and our most consistent player all year long. Hes got a little injury so its great to give him some time off and let him get healed. It was just great to get a win for him.” The Spurs play their next six at home, starting with a rematch against Phoenix on Wednesday night. Notes: The Spurs long road trip, which was separated by the All-Star break, is an annual affair due to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo. … San Antonio last played at home Feb. 2 against Washington. … Phoenix has lost three straight at home by 28 to Oklahoma City, 30 to Boston and 11 to San Antonio. … Suns G Shannon Brown sat for the fourth straight game by coachs decision. … Markieff Morris, in his second game since being reunited with twin brother Marcus, fouled out in 18 minutes on the court. ‘ ‘ ‘

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