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The Draft


College basketball hasn’t paused yet. Eight women’s tournament games tip today to conclude the Round of 32. Seven of them feature a 2-3 seed.

Making Headlines

College football: Georgia receiver George Pickens suffered a torn ACL in practice, the school announced.

NCAAW: Top seeds N.C. State, South Carolina, UConn, and Stanford all advanced to the Sweet 16.

NCAAM: Florida sophomore Tre Mann will declare for the 2021 NBA Draft, according to ESPN.

NBA: Warriors coach Steve Kerr said star guard Stephen Curry will miss at least another week with a tailbone injury.

NFL: The Buccaneers agreed to terms with offensive tackle Donovan Smith and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh on contracts, according to ESPN.

Tonight’s Action

Nets at Jazz

Watch: 10 p.m. ET, ESPN

Odds: Jazz -10 || O/U 230.5

Pick: The Nets just keep winning, no matter who’s in the lineup. Brooklyn has won 16 of 18 despite not often having its ideal lineup. Kevin Durant remains sidelined with a hamstring injury, and Kyrie Irving is away from the team for personal reasons. 

James Harden and crew face a tough task in the Jazz, who have reeled off 16 consecutive home victories and finished off a five-game road trip with wins in Toronto and Chicago.

It’s a lot of points, but Sports Section will lay the 10 with Brooklyn playing the second of a back-to-back. We also like the over.

Who ya got? Reply to this newsletter with your prediction of the Nets-Jazz winner, final score, and the leading scorer in the game. Nail it, and you get a mention in the next edition of Sports Section. Don’t forget to include your Twitter handle. 

Shoutout: Yesterday, we asked subscribers to predict the winner of Wizards-Knicks, the score, and the leading scorer.

The Knicks clobbered the Wizards 131-113 behind Julius Randle’s game-high 37.

While Sports Section took a pounding with the Wizards +2.5 and the under, subscriber Tim Maher (@glenayrfarm) correctly had both the Knicks winning and Randle as the high scorer. Excellent picks, Tim!

Keep the picks coming, everyone!