DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Seventh-seeded Northern Illinois beat No. 10 seed Bowling Green 54-51 in the first round of the Mid-American Conference tournament yesterday. Jordan Threloff had 13 points and nine rebounds for Northern Illinios. Aaric Armstead finished with 12 points and had four of Northern Illinois' 17 steals. Northern Illinois plays No. 6 Eastern Michigan tomorrow.
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) - No. 23 DePaul beat 5th-seeded Marquette 100-90 yesterday to advance to the title game of the women's Big East Conference tournament. Top-seeded DePaul will face No. 2 seed St. Johns in the championship game today. Both teams shot 50 percent but Marquette had 17 turnovers and was 19 of 24 from the line.
PHOENIX (AP) - Chris Sale breezed into the fifth inning with two-hit ball shortly after being chosen the White Sox's opening-day starter as Chicago beat the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 yesterday. Sale struck out three in 4 1-3 innings. He allowed only a two-out single to Khris Davis in the first and a two-out single to Jean Segura in the third.
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) - The Chicago Cubs rallied for a 3-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants yesterday. Matt Cain pitched five perfect innings for the Giants. The right-hander threw 59 pitches and struck out seven. Right-hander Jeff Samardzija also had an effective outing. He gave up two runs in four innings and struck out five.
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