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Illinois Sports Shorts - Saturday

CHICAGO (AP) - The Memphis Grizzlies used some stout defense to knock of the Chicago Bulls, 85-77. Marc Gasol led the way with 18 points and 10 rebounds. The Grizzlies shut out the Bulls after Taj Gibson's layup trimmed Memphis' lead to 81-77 with 3:15 to go.

     ST. LOUIS (AP) - Free throws were critical for fourth-seeded Missouri State in a 53-48 victory over fifth-seeded Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament quarterfinals. Freshman Austin Ruder scored 21 points to match a career high. Both teams missed more than two-thirds of their shots. Next up for the Bears is a date with undefeated Wichita State in the semifinals.

     ST. LOUIS (AP) - Indiana State and Southern Illinois are set to meet in a semifinal matchup in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. Indiana State knocked off No. 10 seed Loyola of Chicago 75-52 in the quarterfinals. SIU eliminated Northern Iowa 63-58.

 

     JUPITER, Fla. (AP) - Henderson Alvarez ended last season with a no-hitter. He began this year's spring training with no-hit stuff. Alvareze retired all nine batters he faced as the Miami Marlins beat the St. Louis Cardinals' split squad 7-3. Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright was equally efficient in his first start of spring training. Wainwright faced the minimum in two innings while striking out one. 

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