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February 21, 2015 - 3:13pm
1 week 4 days ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Cody Joyce led five scorers in double figures with 16 points on 6 of 10 shooting as UMBC won a close game on Saturday over Maine, 73-66.

Will Darley finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists and Malcolm Brent added 15 points for UMBC (4-23, 2-12 America East Conference), which snapped a seven game losing streak. The Retrievers have just two conference wins this season, both against Maine.

An Aaron Calixte layup for...

February 21, 2015 - 3:12pm
1 week 4 days ago

DELAND, Fla. (AP) — Damien Wilson scored 21 points and Kennesaw State made the crucial plays in the closing minute to defeat Stetson 61-56 on Saturday.

Nigel Pruitt converted a three-point play with 1:01 left to give the Owls a 56-51 lead and then after a missed free throw Wilson started a fastbreak that led to his breakaway dunk for a 58-51 lead.

Grant Lozoya countered with a 3-pointer for the Hatters with 38 seconds left and then Yonel Brown was...

February 21, 2015 - 2:59pm
1 week 4 days ago

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — After hitting an $11 million jackpot with the Pittsburgh Pirates, infielder Jung Ho Kang wants to pay it forward with other ballplayers in his native Korea.

Kang signed a four-year contract with the Pirates, who in December paid a $5 million posting fee to the Nexen Heroes of the Korea Baseball Organization. Kang, 27, is the first position player to jump from the KBO to Major League Baseball.

The Pirates scouted Kang for a...

February 21, 2015 - 2:44pm
1 week 4 days ago

Scranton 76, Catholic 49

February 21, 2015 - 2:40pm
1 week 4 days ago

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Hard-hitting forward Evander Kane says he had a difficult time adjusting to playing in what he called "a fishbowl" of a hockey-mad city like Winnipeg, and felt a change of scenery was long overdue.

The 2009 first-round draft pick gets the opportunity to enjoy a "fresh start" — a phrase Kane repeated several times during his introductory news conference Saturday — in Buffalo as a key piece to a Sabres team rebuilding from scratch.

February 21, 2015 - 2:40pm
1 week 4 days ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Treveon Graham scored 24 points and No. 25 VCU rebounded after blowing all of a 16-point lead, beating Massachusetts 78-72 on Saturday.

JeQuan Lewis added 15 and Moe Alie-Cox had 12 for the Rams (21-6, 11-3 Atlantic 10).

VCU went on a 17-5 run immediately after UMass took its only lead with 12:22 remaining. The victory allowed the Rams to maintain at least a share of first place in the conference. Dayton and Rhode Island had...

February 21, 2015 - 2:38pm
1 week 3 days ago

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger was disappointed in his team's defense down the stretch in regulation. His leading scorer was surprised at Texas Tech's scrappiness.

"We didn't think they was going to fight," said Isaiah Cousins, who scored 22 points to help lead the No. 17 Sooners past Texas Tech 79-75 in overtime Saturday. "That's on our part."

Buddy Hield hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Cousins made a field goal and two free throws...

February 21, 2015 - 2:31pm
1 week 3 days ago

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Amid all the tributes to Dean Smith since the coaching legend's death, North Carolina coach Roy Williams and his No. 15 Tar Heels saved possibly the most fitting one for Saturday.

With Williams and players on the bench holding up four fingers, his team ran the "Four Corners" offense Smith made famous while coaching here and scored on their first possession — a sign of how smoothly things would run in an 89-60 rout of Georgia Tech....

February 21, 2015 - 2:26pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir'Dominic Pointer scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and added three blocks to lead St. John's to an 85-72 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday.

Phil Greene IV finished with 19 points and Rysheed Jordan added 16 points and six assists for the Red Storm (18-9, 7-7 Big East), who have won five straight conference home games and four of the last five against Seton Hall.

The game was tied at 59 with 8:27 to play, but an 11-2 St....

February 21, 2015 - 2:23pm
1 week 4 days ago

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Chris Jones tied his career high with 19 points, Jamel Artis had 16, and Michael Young chipped in 14 as Pittsburgh held off Syracuse 65-61 on Saturday.

Syracuse, which trailed by 11 points twice in the second half, closed to 61-60 on a 3-pointer by BJ Johnson but two foul shots by James Robinson helped keep the Orange at bay.

Rakeem Christmas had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Orange (17-10, 8-6 Atlantic Coast Conference...

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