In non-Super Bowl-related sports news ...
What a Super Bowl game at Cowboys Stadium on Sunday night. Congratulations to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on a well-deserved 31-25 win over the Steelers. But believe it or not, there were other sporting events outside of Dallas this weekend.
Men's college basketball: Unlike last weekend when almost every Top 25 team lost, the top teams held their own this weekend with a few exceptions. No. 16 Texas A&M lost in OT at home to Baylor 76-74, No. 23 Florida knocked off No. 11 Kentucky 70-68, and Northwestern edged No. 24 Illinois 71-70. ... No. 22 Arizona held off Cal 107-105 in triple OT. Yes, triple OT. ... No. 1 Ohio State remained the only unbeaten team after it defeated No. 20 Minnesota 82-69.
Women's college basketball: On Saturday, No. 2 UConn easily defeated No. 13 DePaul 89-66. UConn has won an NCAA Division I-record 74 straight home games. ... No. 1 Baylor crushed Oklahoma State 84-57 on Sunday.
NBA: The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their 24th straight game on Saturday, a new NBA record for the longest single-season losing streak. ... The Mavericks topped the Bobcats 101-92 Saturday for their eight straight victory. ... On Sunday, Amar'e Stoudemire scored 41 points on a ridiculous 81 percent from the field in the Knicks' 117-103 win over the 76ers. ... The Celtics had a strong 91-80 statement win over the Magic in a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference finals. ... The Pacers defeated the Nets 105-86 and are 4-0 since head coach Jim O'Brien was fired.
Non-Super Bowl NFL news: Patriots QB Tom Brady won his second MVP award and is the first-ever player to win the award unanimously. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 2011 class. Headliners include RB Marshall Faulk, CB Deion Sanders and DE Richard Dent. NFL Films' founder Ed Sabol was also voted in for his contributions to the game. ... Eagles QB Michael Vick was voted the AP Comeback Player of the Year.