Here is the latest sports news: Pacers visit Hornets. Pacers’ Oladipo selected for Dunk Contest. College hoops roundup. Spring training fast approaching. Super Bowl 52 set for Sunday.
>>Pacers Visit Hornets
(Charlotte, NC) — The Pacers seek their fourth straight win tonight as they visit the Hornets. Indiana is riding a three-game win streak and sits at 29-and-23 on the year. Tonight’s match-up is the first of a back-to-back as the Pacers return home to host Philadelphia tomorrow. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.
>>Pacers’ Oladipo Selected For Slam Dunk Contest
(Indianapolis, IN) — For the second year in a row, the Indiana Pacers will send a player to the NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Victor Oladipo was chosen for this year’s Slam Dunk contest last night. He’ll be joined by Magic forward Aaron Gordon, Lakers forward Larry Nance Junior, and Mavericks guard Dennis Smith Junior. Pacers guard Glenn Robinson the Third won last year’s Slam Dunk Contest.
>>College Hoops Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops action tonight, IUPUI visits Detroit-Mercy. Tomorrow, Indiana hosts number-four Michigan State, Butler hosts DePaul, Notre Dame visits North Carolina State, third-ranked Purdue visits Rutgers, Indiana State visits Northern Iowa, and Ball State visits Eastern Michigan.
>>Spring Training Fast Approaching
(Bradenton, FL) — The Pittsburgh Pirates are two weeks away from opening spring training in Bradenton. Pitchers and catchers report on February 12th with their first workout two days later. The rest of the team gets to town on the 18th and the first full-squad practice is on the 19th. The Indianapolis Indians have served as Pittsburgh’s Triple-A affiliate since 2005. The Pirates’ first spring training game is on February 23rd against the Rays.
>>Patriots Meet Eagles In Super Bowl 52 Sunday
(Minneapolis, MN) — The Patriots square off with the Eagles in Super Bowl 52 on Sunday in Minnesota. New England is 5-and-4 all time in the Super Bowl, but 5-and-2 with Brady and head coach Bill Belichick. Philadelphia has lost both of its previous two appearances, including Super Bowl 39 against these same Patriots.