The Morning Rat Race

HOUSTON, TEXAS - APRIL 01: Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during the second half against the Miami Hurricanes during the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Final Four semifinal game at NRG Stadium on April 01, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Good morning, Sports fans! It’s Davey Mac here back with the first Sports Report of the week for ya!   We’ve got all kinds of things going on but let’s talk some college hoops first!

Tonight, UCONN takes on San Diego State for the men’s NCAA College Basketball Championship.   And there’s a really cool story brewing.   UCONN’s coach, Danny Hurley, is set to accomplish something pretty special.

Miami v Connecticut

HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 01: Andrew Hurley #20 of the Connecticut Huskies hugs Head coach Dan Hurley after defeating the Miami Hurricanes 72-59 during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four semifinal game at NRG Stadium on April 01, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

 

 

Hurley was a star player for St. Anthony’s High School and then parlayed that to great success with Seton Hall and later in the NBA.   The talented southpaw player had great ball-handling skill and had the ability to score as well.   But now he’s all in as a coach.

Miami v Connecticut

HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 01: Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during the second half amia during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four semifinal game at NRG Stadium on April 01, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 

 

Why this is a big deal is that Hurley’s father, Bobby Hurley Senior, is a legendary coach himself.   In fact, Hurley Sr. is just one of four high school coaches ever to be inducted in the Basketball Hall Of Fame.

Miami v Connecticut

HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 01: (L-R) College basketball Hall-of-Fame coach Bob Hurley talks with NBA Hall-of-Famer Grant Hill during the game between the Miami Hurricanes and Connecticut Huskies during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four semifinal game at NRG Stadium on April 01, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

 

 

Furthermore, Danny’s brother, Bobby Hurley Junior, was a huge star at Duke where he won two National Championships as their starting point guard.   But tonight…it’s all about Danny.   Finally…he’s the Hurley getting the spotlight.   As a “little brother” myself…I feel great for Danny!   Go, Coach H!   Win it all this evening!   I’m Davey Mac…that’s my Sports Two Cents!

Connecticut v Gonzaga

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 25: Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies celebrates with players after defeating the Gonzaga Bulldogs 82-54 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at T-Mobile Arena on March 25, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

 

 

  • Yanks Shut Out Giants

    The Yankees shut out the Giants again yesterday…five to nothing.   Yankee pitcher Jhony Brito gets the win after looking great on the mound…as did the bullpen.   Giancarlo Stanton made people’s jaws drop in the game with a 485-foot home run…the second longest of this career.   Aaron Judge slugged his second home run of the year…as the Yanks take two outta three against San Francisco.

    San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 02: Giancarlo Stanton #27 of the New York Yankees flips his bat after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Yankee Stadium on April 02, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Mets Defeat Marlins

    The Mets took down the Marlins…5 to 1.   Mets pitcher Kodai Senga receives the win.   Met outfielder Tommy Pham hit his first home run of the year and had three hits overall…as the Mets have won three of their first four games.

    New York Mets v Miami Marlins

    MIAMI, FLORIDA – APRIL 02: Tommy Pham #28 of the New York Mets celebrates after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins during the fifth inning of the game at loanDepot park on April 02, 2023 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

  • Phils Fall To Rangers

    The Phillies were shut out by the Rangers…two to nothing.   Difficult start for the Phils…who were the National League Champions last year…as they’ve started this season losing their first three games.

    Philadelphia Phillies v Texas Rangers

    ARLINGTON, TEXAS – APRIL 02: Manager Rob Thomson #59 of the Philadelphia Phillies walks to the mound to take starter Bailey Falter #70 out of the game in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on April 02, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Sam Hodde/Getty Images)

     

  • Devils Dominated By Jets

    The Devils were destroyed by the Jets…6 to 1.   The Devils are now 48-21-8 for the season.

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    Erik Haula #56 of the New Jersey Devils  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Rangers Get Past Caps

    The Rangers beat the Capitals…5 to 2.   K’Andre Miller had a goal and an assist in the game.   The Rangers are now 45-21-11 on the year.

    New York Rangers v New Jersey Devils

    K’Andre Miller #79 of the New York Rangers (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

  • Flyers Lose To Pens

    The Flyers fell to the Penguins…4 to 2.

    Montreal Canadiens v Philadelphia Flyers

     Felix Sandstrom #32 and Nick Seeler #24 of the Philadelphia Flyers (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

  • Knicks Clinch Playoffs

    Starting with the NBA…where the Knicks took down the Wizards yesterday…118 to 108…clinching a spot playoffs as a Top 6 (seeds 7 through 10 have to compete in play-in series).   Jalen Brunson had 27 points, 8 assists, and 3 steals for the Knicks in the win.   The Knicks are now 46 and 33 for the season.

    Minnesota Timberwolves v New York Knicks

    Jalen Brunson #11 of the New York Knicks (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Nets Beat Jazz

    The Nets defeated the Jazz…111 to 110.   Brooklyn’s Mikal Bridges had 30 points and 7 rebounds in the victory.   The Nets are 43 and 35 for the season.

    Cleveland Cavaliers v Brooklyn Nets

    Mikal Bridges #1 of the Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

  • Sixers Lose To Bucks

    The 76’ers fell to the Bucks…117 to 106.   Giannis Antetokounmpo had 33 points and 14 rebounds for Milwaukee.   Philly is now 51 and 27.

    Philadelphia 76ers v Milwaukee Bucks

    MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – APRIL 02: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks is defended by Joel Embiid #21 of the Philadelphia 76ers during the first half of a game at Fiserv Forum on April 02, 2023 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

     

  • LSU Wins Women's College Basketball Championship

    Where LSU won the women’s NCAA Basketball National Championship yesterday as LSU beat Iowa…102 to 85.   Congrats, Tigers!

    LSU v Iowa

    DALLAS, TEXAS – APRIL 02: Angel Reese #10 of the LSU Lady Tigers looks at the championship trophy after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes 102-85 during the 2023 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament championship game at American Airlines Center on April 02, 2023 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

  • UCONN Vs. San Diego State Tonight

    Now tonight you have the men’s National Championship Game between UCONN and San Diego State.   Tipoff is at 9:20.   Big story for our area is that Jersey City’s Danny Hurley, a superstar at St. Anthony’s and then Seton Hall, is now coaching UCONN and it would be pretty cool for him to win.

    Miami v Connecticut

    HOUSTON, TEXAS – APRIL 01: Head coach Dan Hurley of the Connecticut Huskies reacts during the second half against the Miami Hurricanes during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Final Four semifinal game at NRG Stadium on April 01, 2023 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

  • Davey Mac Sports Report

  • That's Today's Davey Mac Sports Report!

    Catch previous Sports Reports in the Sports Report section for daily sports awesomeness!   Have a great weekend!   See ya on Monday!   BAM!

    Davey Mac Sports Report

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