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NBA-SCHEDULE

Lakers host Nets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With wins in their last four games, and 11 of their last 12, the Los Angeles Lakers hope to continue that streak at home tonight against the Brooklyn Nets. It’s the first of three home games for the Lakers this week.

The Los Angeles Clippers, meanwhile, play at Golden State — they’ve beaten the Warriors in both meetings so far this season.

The Houston Rockets are trying to snap a four-game losing streak when they host Minnesota. The Rockets had won six in a row before hitting a rough patch. During their winning streak, the Rockets were

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-SANTA CLARA

County ban of large gatherings could impact Sharks, Stanford

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The status of three San Jose Sharks hockey games, the NCAA women’s basketball tournament at Stanford and one MLS game are in doubt after officials in California’s Santa Clara County announced a ban of all large gatherings of at least 1,000 people for the rest of the month in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday’s announcement came hours after the public health department announced the first death in the county from COVID-19. A woman in her 60s had been hospitalized for

UIC faces NKU in Horizon finals

No. 4 seed Illinois-Chicago (18-16, 13-8) vs. No. 2 seed Northern Kentucky (22-9, 14-5)

Horizon Conference Tourney Championship, Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis; Tuesday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Illinois-Chicago is set to face Northern Kentucky in the Championship of the Horizon tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last played each other on Feb. 16, when the Flames outshot Northern Kentucky from the field 50 percent to 22 percent and made seven more 3-pointers on their way to a 73-43 victory.

SUPER SENIORS: Northern Kentucky has relied

DePaul, Xavier meet in Big East tourney

No. 10 seed DePaul (15-16, 3-15) vs. No. 7 seed Xavier (19-12, 8-10)

Big East Conference Tourney First Round, Madison Square Garden, New York; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: DePaul is set to face Xavier in the opening round of the Big East tourney. In the regular season, Xavier won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last played on Feb. 25, when the Musketeers outshot DePaul 50 percent to 47.5 percent and made six more 3-pointers en route to a 78-67 victory.

TEAM LEADERSHIP: Juniors Paul Reed and Charlie Moore have led the Blue Demons. Reed has averaged 13.4 points, 9.6

Vandy, Arkansas meet in SEC tourney

No. 14 seed Vanderbilt (11-20, 3-15) vs. No. 11 seed Arkansas (19-12, 7-11)

Southeastern Conference Tourney First Round, Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Vanderbilt is set to face Arkansas in the first round of the SEC tourney. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Jan. 15, when the Razorbacks outshot Vanderbilt 48.4 percent to 39.6 percent and had nine fewer turnovers on the way to the 75-55 victory.

STEPPING UP: Arkansas’ Mason Jones has averaged 21.3 points and 5.3 rebounds while Jimmy Whitt Jr. has put up 14.1 points and 5.1

Nebraska, Indiana meet in Big Ten tourney

No. 14 seed Nebraska (7-24, 2-18) vs. No. 11 seed Indiana (19-12, 9-11)

Big Ten Tourney First Round, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis; Wednesday, 7:25 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Nebraska is set to match up against Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten tourney. In the regular season, Indiana won both of the head-to-head matchups. The teams last faced each other on Jan. 18, when the Hoosiers shot 50.8 percent from the field while limiting Nebraska to just 39.7 percent en route to an 82-74 victory.

SQUAD LEADERSHIP: Trayce Jackson-Davis is putting up 13.6 points and 8.1 rebounds to lead

Colgate meets BU in Patriot League finals

No. 3 seed Boston University (20-13, 14-6) vs. No. 1 seed Colgate (25-8, 16-4)

Patriot League Conference Tourney Championship, Cotterell Court, Hamilton, New York; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Boston University is set to take on Colgate in the Championship of the Patriot League tournament. Colgate won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last played on Feb. 10, when the Raiders outshot Boston University 47.5 percent to 43.3 percent and made five more 3-pointers en route to the 16-point victory.

BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Max Mahoney is averaging 15.4 points

BC faces ND in ACC tourney

No. 10 seed Boston College (13-18, 7-13) vs. No. 7 seed Notre Dame (19-12, 10-10)

Atlantic Coast Conference Tourney Second Round, Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina; Wednesday, 6 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Boston College and Notre Dame are set to do battle in the second round of the ACC tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last went at it on Feb. 26, when the Fighting Irish shot 41.4 percent from the field en route to a 62-61 victory.

PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE: Senior leadership could play a big role in this game’s outcome. John Mooney,

N. Dakota meets NDSU in Summit League finals

No. 6 seed North Dakota (15-17, 9-9) vs. No. 1 seed North Dakota State (24-8, 15-3)

Summit League Conference Tourney Championship, Denny Sanford PREMIER Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: North Dakota and North Dakota State are prepared to square off in the Championship of the Summit League tournament. The teams split the regular season series at one win apiece. The teams last faced each other on Feb. 22, when the Fighting Hawks shot 46.6 percent from the field on their way to a 71-68 victory.

SENIOR STUDS: North Dakota’s Marlon Stewart, Kienan Walter and