Report: Big Ten hoops tourney to be in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Big Ten has all but decided on the United Center as the site for its inaugural men’s basketball tournament, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.
Big Ten spokesman Dennis LaBissoniere would not comment on the report, but an announcement is expected after a June 1st meeting of the conference presidents and chancellors.
The Tribune, quoting unidentified sources, reported that a majority of administrators, coaches and athletic directors from conference schools have recommended Chicago’s 21,700-seat United Center.
The scheduled four-day March 1998 tournament will be the first in the league’s 102-year history.
Arenas in Cleveland, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Detroit also have been mentioned as possible venues.
Wildcats lead NCAA tourney
UPPER ARLINGTON, Ohio (AP) — Defending champion Arizona grabbed a five-stroke lead in Wednesday’s opening round of the NCAA Division I women’s golf championship.
Arizona was led by Krissie Register, who shot a 1-under-par 71 at Ohio State’s Scarlet Course, while defending medalist and teammate Marisa Baena was at an even-par 72. The Wildcats totaled 292 strokes, 4-over-par.