Reddick handled it nearly to perfection Sunday, earning his first victory with new team 23XI Racing by holding on over multiple late restarts to win in triple overtime Sunday at Circuit of the Americas, the first road course race on this year’s NASCAR schedule.
The experienced Aztecs, in their sixth season under coach Brian Dutcher, will play the surprising East Region champion, ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic, on Saturday in Houston for a spot in the national title game.
Slade Wilks blasted a three-run home run to lift Southern Miss in the opening game of a twinbill, 9-7, while Georgia Southern collected two round-trippers in the top of the ninth to rally for a 10-8 comeback victory in the nightcap as the teams split a doubleheader Saturday at Pete Taylor Park/Hill Denson Field.
Alijah Martin, Vlad Goldin and ninth-seeded Florida Atlantic became the first and lowest-seeded team to reach this year’s Final Four as the Owls withstood another huge game by Kansas State’s Markquis Nowell to beat the Wildcats 79-76 on Saturday night.
Alabama buried Texas A&M-Corpus Christi under an early 3-point onslaught, launching the NCAA Tournament’s top seed to a 96-75 first-round romp on Thursday even with star freshman Brandon Miller going scoreless.
Jessika Carter had 22 points, nine rebounds and four blocks, Anastasia Hayes added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists and Mississippi State beat Illinois 70-56 on Wednesday night to begin the NCAA Tournament in a First Four game.
The Saints took a step towards bolstering their much-needed depth at running back by signing free agent Jamaal Williams to a 3-year deal worth up to $12 million with $8 million fully guaranteed, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.