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Thursday, January 23, 2014
Here’s Your WHPO Sports Report…..


The Chicago Bulls beat their old teammate Luol Deng and the Cleveland Cavaliers 98 – 87 last night.  D.J. Augustin scored 27 points in a start for Kirk Hinrich and Taj Gibson matched a career high with 26 filling in for Carlos Boozer as the Bulls improved to 7-2 since trading the popular Deng


Blackhawks lost to the Detroit Red Wings 5 – 4 in a shootout.

College Basketball…

Big Ten:

Minnesota upset #9 Wisconsin 81 – 68

#21 Michigan beat #10 Iowa 75 – 67


#5 Wichita State moved to 20-0, beating Illinois State 70 – 55

the DACC men’s and women’s teams both beat Lincoln Land last night – the men 58-49, the women 86 - 74

did you hear…? Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to anyone who picks the perfect NCAA bracket.  Quicken Loans Inc. announced Tuesday that it will team with investor Buffett’s Omaha, Neb.,-based Berkshire Hathaway on the “Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.”  The Detroit-based mortgage lender says any qualified entrant who correctly predicts the winners of every game in the tournament will be paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million.

HS Girls Basketball…

Vermilion Co. Tournament:

Hoopeston Area lost to Oakwood 44 – 28.  Tori Smock led the Cornjerkers with 8 pts.

Bismarck-Henning beat Salt Fork 39-32 to advance to the Championship game.  Blue Devil Junior Brooke Walsh scored 10 of her game-high 14 points in the second half and she also pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds. Walsh was also 6-of-10 at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter.

Bismarck will face Armstrong-Potomac in the Championship, after the Trojans defeated Westville 46-34.

we will update you on WHPO’s coverage of boy’s Vermilion County Tournament action – as tonight’s final night of pool play will not be played due to area school cancellations.

don’t forget about the Vermilion County Cheerleading competition that is this Saturday at the Palmer Arena in Danville.  Competition starts at 10am.

That’s Sports…..I’m Kevin Jett


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