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March 27, 2013

Rick Teverbaugh: More hoops but too little time

— While waiting for tonight’s Indiana vs. Syracuse game to start, there’s more basketball to consider.

Tonight the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in men’s basketball will take place in Louisville. One of the teams, Florida Southern, is of particular interest.

At 6 p.m., the Moccasins will tipoff against Western Washington. Florida Southern has a 27-5 record and the Vikings are 30-2.

The Moccasins are of interest because Highland graduate Linc Darner is coaching the team plus Frankton’s Jon Gardner and Pendleton Heights’ Jay Hubble are both seniors on the squad.

Hubble averages 5.5 minutes per game and 1.4 points. He has only taken eight free throws this season but he has made them all. He has 11 assists this season and just five turnovers.

Gardner averages 7.7 minutes and 1.3 points. But he also averages 1.6 rebounds and has hit 70 percent of his shots for the year.

The game will be televised on the CBS College Sports Network. Unfortunately, that’s not available on Comcast. So the next best way would be on the computer at www.ncaa.com. Should Florida Southern win, its next game would be at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday against either South Carolina Aiken (25-7) or Drury (28-4).

It will be a good way to spend the time waiting for that 9:45 p.m. (if we’re lucky) IU tipoff.

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With a halfway decent forecast looming, I hope we can be in coverage mode on Friday when the Anderson University baseball and softball teams have their home season openers.

The baseball team will play a twin bill at 1 p.m. against Defiance. The softball team will wait until 3:30 to host Mount St. Josephs, also a double-header.

It will be good to actually get out and coverage some spring sports. I might regret saying that about 5:30 if I am frozen solid by that time, but it is worth the risk.

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My Friday will also be occupied earlier in the day by a visit to Hoosier Park. I will be there gathering material for a preview of the upcoming harness racing season. The season opens there on Tuesday. Our preview will be in Monday's THB.

I can't recall the last time I was this enthusiastic about the standardbred season starting there. For the first time since the first season the track was open, only harness racing will be held and for the first time ever it will be a eight-month slate of racing.

There will be cards on Tuesday through Saturday each week with a first post at 5:30 p.m.

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Finally, April 1 can't come soon enough. I know technically, the major league baseball season begins the night before when the battle of Texas is held with the Rangers visiting the American's League's newest member, the Houston Astros.

But the real fun begins the next day with the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the San Francisco Giants and that game is slated to be covered by ESPN. Wonder what I'll be doing that day?

Sports Editor Rick Teverbaugh’s columns appear twice weekly.

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