Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC’s bantamweight champion.
Back after missing eight consecutive games because of big toe and lower leg injuries on his right side, Bradley Beal scored just 10 points Saturday night, though his presence was of high value.
Wizards coach Randy Wittman said bringing the Wizards out of their malaise was his job. For one night, a shift of his bench rotation helped.
Beal, returning after missing eight games with a stress reaction in his left leg, scored eight points in 33 minutes for the Wizards, who defeated the Pistons, 99-95.
Wells scored 13 points as the Terrapins honored their seven seniors and picked up another quality conference win at home, defeating the Wolverines, 66-56.
The move helps the Capitals add toughness on defense, as Gleason will presumably assume Hillen’s role in the third pairing with Mike Green. It also comes two days before the league’s trade deadline, which is on Monday.
Brogdon led Virginia with 19 points and Anthony Gill added and Darion Atkins each had 16 points as Virginia beat Virginia Tech, 69-57.
With a 66-56 win over Michigan, the Terrapins completed an unbeaten home conference slate for the first time since the 2001-02 season.
Greene IV scored a career-high 26 points and Pointer had 24 points and eight rebounds as St. John’s beat Georgetown, 81-70, on Saturday.
Dez Wells had 13 points, six rebounds and six turnovers in his final home game as the Terrapins defeated visiting Michigan, 66-56, on Saturday afternoon.
The team released Cofield, a nose tackle, and Bowen, a defensive end, on Friday afternoon, parting ways with the two defensive linemen they signed to remake their 3-4 defense prior to the 2011 season.
Robert Covington added 13 points and Jason Richardson had 12 to help the 76ers defeat the Wizards, 89-81, prolonging Washington’s six-game losing streak.