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With their win in Orlando tonight, the Lakers have now won 12 consecutive road games. That’s tied for the 2nd-longest road win streak in franchise history. In the 3 previous seasons the Lakers recorded double-digit road win streaks, they advanced to the NBA Finals.
The Bucks look to extend their winning streak to 16 games vs the Pelicans at 9:30 ET on ESPN. That would match the 2nd-longest win streak in franchise history. Their record is 20 straight wins back in 1970-71 when they won the title.
Michigan’s loss to Illinois marks the 7th time an AP Top-5 team has lost to an unranked opponent this season. That’s the 2nd-most such losses before January over the last 50 seasons. In 2017-18, 10 AP Top-5 teams lost to unranked teams before January.
Anthony Rendon, who finished 3rd in the NL MVP voting, will join reigning AL MVP Mike Trout. Per @EliasSports , this is just the 2nd time in MLB history that a team with the reigning MVP added a player who finished top 5 in MVP voting the previous season
The other instance... In 2012, Prince Fielder (who finished 3rd in NL MVP voting with the Brewers) joined the Tigers, who had 2011 AL MVP Justin Verlander. Naturally, Miguel Cabrera went on to hit for the Triple Crown and win AL MVP that season.
James Harden has recorded the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history.
16 seeds were 0-135 all-time against 1 seeds...until tonight! UMBC becomes the first 16 seed to ever beat a 1 seed. It's the Retrievers' first-ever NCAA Tournament win.