Monday, February 8
Orlando, Fla. (AP) — Nik Vucevic hit an 18-footer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic beat the Atlanta Hawks 96-94 yesterday. Jeff Teague scored 24 for the Hawks, who had won three straight and had beaten Orlando in 17 of their 20 preceding meetings.
ATLANTA (AP) — Sheldon McClellan scored 22 points and Ja'Quan Newton hit a huge 3-pointer to lead Miami to its fifth win in six games, 75-68 over Georgia Tech yesterday. Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 19 points to lead the Yellow Jackets.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Von Miller forced two fumbles to set up Denver's two touchdowns and the Broncos defense frustrated Cam Newton all game to carry Peyton Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers yesterday. Newton's MVP season ended in disappointment for the Panthers.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Cam Newton's dream season ended with a nightmare performance. Fresh off being named the league's MVP, the Panthers fifth-year quarterback was stymied by an aggressive Denver Broncos defense in his first Super Bowl appearance Sunday. The quarterback failed to produce a TD running or throwing for the first time this season and the Panthers lost 24-10 to the Denver Broncos.