Glenwood Springs–The Glenwood Demons welcome the Rifle Bears to town this afternoon for a 3:30 contest. You can catch the game live on line at KMTS.com.
Women’s College Basketball
Denver–Tonight, the women get the spotlight in college basketball. The Baylor Bears take on Notre Dame for the NCAA National Championship at the Pepsi Center. Tip off is set for 6:30.
The Denver Nuggets are back in action tomorrow night against the Hornets in New Orleans.
The Avs don’t play again until Thursday when they host the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Elsewhere in sports…
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) – Tiger Woods got a featured time for his
first round Thursday in the Masters, playing just behind defending
champion Charl Schwartzel and just ahead of No. 1 ranked Luke
Donald. Woods will play his first two rounds with Miguel Angel Jimenez
of Spain and Sang-Moon Bae of South Korea. They are scheduled to
tee off on Augusta National at 10:35 a.m. EDT.
Two-time champion Phil Mickelson drew the last tee time of the
day, playing with Hunter Mahan and Peter Hanson in a 1:53 p.m.
pairing. The tournament opens at 7:40 a.m. when Arnold Palmer and Jack
Nicklaus tee off as ceremonial starters. They will be joined for
the first time by Gary Player.
MIAMI (AP) – Perched atop the Miami Marlins’ colorful,
provocative home-run sculpture is a blue marlin, poised for
splashdown whenever the home team hits one out.
Call the artwork what you will – gaudy, goofy, grotesque, great
– but there’s no denying it’s new. For the Marlins, that’s what
this season is all about. They’ve become a big-spending, attention-grabbing team as they open the season at home Wednesday night against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Marlins predict they’ll contend
for the NL East title – and more. When ace Josh Johnson throws the first pitch in the new ballpark, the Marlins will begin trying to supplant the Cardinals, who mounted an improbable late-season charge to the World Series title.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – Kentucky hit the jackpot with its roster full
of possible NBA lottery picks as the freshman-dominated Wildcats
built an 18-point lead in the first half and held off a furious
Kansas rally, 67-59 to win the NCAA men’s basketball title.
Freshman center Anthony Davis won the most outstanding player
award. Davis had just six points, including four free throws. He
made just 1 of 10 shots from the field. But he tied the NCAA
championship game record with six blocks, grabbed 16 rebounds, and
also had five assists and three steals.
Doron Lamb led the Wildcats with 22 points, including
back-to-back 3-pointers that put them up by 16 with 10 minutes
left. Kentucky survived despite shooting just 27 percent in the second
half. Kansas closed to within five with 1:37 left, but Kentucky
made five free throws down the stretch to seal it.
The eight national titles Kentucky owns are second only to
UCLA’s 11. This is Kentucky coach John Calipari’s first title in
four trips to the Final Four with three different schools. Kentucky
finished 38-2. Tyshawn Taylor led Kansas with 19 points.