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January 23, 2016 - 7:36pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Chris Hooper was named MVP of the 41st Battle of Brooklyn, coming off the bench to score 15 points, leading four players into double-digit scoring as Saint Francis defeated LIU Brooklyn 64-49 on Saturday.

Amdy Fall added 11 points and matched his career-high with 13 rebounds while blocking four shots as St. Francis (8-13, 4-4 Northeast) held the Blackbirds to 22-percent shooting (15-69).

LIU Brooklyn (9-10, 3-5) was led by 16 points...

January 23, 2016 - 7:31pm
1 week 5 days ago

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The latest from the Australian Open on Sunday (all times local):

12:20 a.m. (Monday).

Roger Federer ensured he didn't have too late a night on Rod Laver Arena, beating David Goffin 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to advance to the quarterfinals at Melbourne Park.The four-time Australian Open champion didn't get on court until 10:45 p.m. because of to late-finishing matches in the afternoon and a subsequent delayed start to the night program...

January 23, 2016 - 7:25pm
1 week 4 days ago

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — In a story Jan. 23 about the men's college basketball game between New Mexico and San Jose State, The Associated Press incorrectly referred to The University of New Mexico as New Mexico State University.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Brown scores 33, New Mexico beats San Jose State 83-64

Elijah Brown tied a career high with 33 points and grabbed six rebounds to help New Mexico beat San Jose...

January 23, 2016 - 7:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Lonnie Jackson knocked down seven 3-pointers, five in the second half, and scored 21 points as Boise State topped short-handed Wyoming, 81-71 Saturday.

Wyoming was without guard Josh Adams, who was issued a one-game suspension by the Mountain West Conference for repeated violations of the conference sportsmanship policy.

After being tied at halftime, 38-38, Boise State opened the second half on a 9-2 run to take control. Jackson...

January 23, 2016 - 7:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Jimmy Hall scored 26 points, hauled in a career-high 16 rebounds and Kent State held off a second half Bowling Green rally for a 62-59 win.

Xavier Pollard added 12 points and Khaliq Spicer had nine rebounds for Kent State (14-5, 5-1 Mid-Atlantic), which extended its win streak to four.

Bowling Green (12-7, 3-3) trailed 30-19 at the break but used a 9-0 spurt capped by Wesley Alcegaire's 3-pointer to trim the gap to 32-28...

January 23, 2016 - 7:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Oregon's Vernon Adams Jr. threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns in less than a half, leading the West to a 29-9 victory in the 91st East-West Shrine game on Saturday.

The former Eastern Washington star who transferred to Oregon to finish his college career tossed scoring passes of 93 yards to Purdue's Danny Anthrop, 11 yards to Colorado State's Kivon Cartwright's and 10 yards to Illinois' Geronimo Allison as the West built a 23-9 halftime...

January 23, 2016 - 7:09pm
1 week 6 days ago

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Dylan Smith scored 17 points; Dwayne Sutton added 15 and UNC Asheville never trailed in a 67-55 victory over Presbyterian on Saturday night.

Sam Hughes chipped in 13 points for UNC Asheville (14-7, 7-2 Big South).

Will Adams scored nine of his 11 points in the first half to lead Presbyterian (8-12, 3-6). DeSean Murray added 10 points.

UNC Asheville opened on a 15-3 run and built a 37-30 halftime lead....

January 23, 2016 - 7:02pm
1 week 6 days ago

HOUSTON (AP) — With his team down to seven players, freshman Jahmal McMurray stepped up to score a career-high 30 points and the University of South Florida avenged an earlier loss to Houston by beating the Cougars 71-62 on Saturday, winning its first American Athletic Conference game.

McMurray scored in bursts: nine in the first five minutes after halftime as the Bulls (4-17, 1-7) pushed their lead to 16, and, after Houston rallied to 56-52 with 2:32 left, McMurray...

January 23, 2016 - 7:02pm
1 week 6 days ago

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Jordan Johnson scored a career-high 25 points as Milwaukee edged Detroit 83-80 on Saturday afternoon.

Jordan finished with 7-of-10 shooting from the field including three from distance for the Panthers (14-6, 5-2 Horizon League). Matt Tiby added 14 points and J.J. Panoske and Akeem Springs had 12 points apiece.

Detroit trailed 20-13 midway through the first half but surged 15-3 after that to go ahead 28-23 with 3:56 left in the...

January 23, 2016 - 6:54pm
1 week 6 days ago

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Ge'Lawn Guyn and Isaac Banks scored 20 points apiece and Eastern Tennessee State defeated The Citadel 101-92 in overtime on Saturday.

Guyn's bucket sent the game to overtime and his jumper with 3:18 left broke a tie and started an 11-1 game-ending run.

Banks added 11 rebounds. T.J. Cromer and Deuce Bello both scored 14 points and Peter Jurkin added 11 for ETSU (13-7, 6-1 Southern), which shot 54 percent. The Bucs moved into...

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