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February 21, 2015 - 10:16pm
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — William Lee scored 16 points with 10 rebounds to help UAB handle Marshall 72-54 on Saturday night.

Chris Cokley added 11 points and 13 boards for UAB (15-13, 11-4 Conference USA), which overcame a slow start to pull within one game of conference leader Louisiana Tech.

UAB didn't record a field goal in the first 4:55, but trailed just 7-4 at that point when Hakeem Baxter scored the first bucket of the night for the Blazers....

February 21, 2015 - 10:15pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR driver Kurt Busch loses final appeal, remains suspended indefinitely.

February 21, 2015 - 10:13pm
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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Eric Washington scored 21 points and Miami (Ohio) beat Akron 57-52 on Saturday night.

Will Sullivan made a 3-pointer to give the RedHawks a 51-50 lead in overtime and Washington made two free throws with 23 seconds left. Jake Kretzer scored for the Zips with eight seconds left before Washington and Chris Bryant sank two free throws apiece to secure the win.

Washington made a pair of free throws with 15 seconds to go in regulation...

February 21, 2015 - 10:12pm
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Max Guercy and Seth Gearhart combined to score 49 points and Rice fended off Florida Atlantic from the free-throw line to secure a 76-69 win Saturday.

Rice (10-16, 7-7) is battling for one of four remaining spots in the Conference USA tournament. Eight teams have clinched berths, including North Texas, which clinched by beating Florida International on Saturday.

Guercy finished with a career-high 25 points on 9-of-13 shooting...

February 21, 2015 - 10:11pm
1 week 4 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — Endeshaw Negesse won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, leading an Ethiopian sweep of the men's and women's titles in the first event of the World Marathon Majors series.

Negesse crossed the finish line with a time of 2 hours, six minutes to finish 33 seconds ahead of Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda. Defending champion Dickson Chumba of Kenya was third in 2:06:36.

Negesse's compatriot Birhane Dibaba took the women's title with a...

February 21, 2015 - 10:11pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jalan West hit a shot from just past half court as time expired in the first half and banked in a 3-pointer at the final buzzer to give Northwestern State an 87-84 come-from-behind victory over New Orleans on Saturday night.

West finished with 36 points to tie his career high and Northwestern State (15-10, 10-4 Southland Conference) scored 53 points in the final period to overcome a 20-point second-half deficit. Zeek Woodley had 25 points and Tra'von...

February 21, 2015 - 10:11pm
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February 21, 2015 - 10:10pm
1 week 4 days ago

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Darious Moten had 15 points and Ike Nwamu blocked a shot in the final second to secure Mercer's 62-61 victory over Samford on Saturday night.

Mercer (16-13, 11-5 Southern) held the lead from the opening points to the final minute. Samford (12-17, 5-11) took its only lead, at 61-60, on Tyler Hood's basket with 26.2 seconds left.

Phillip Leonard put the Bears back in front with 6.9 seconds on a driving layup from the left wing...

February 21, 2015 - 10:08pm
1 week 4 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Eric Gordon scored 16 of his 24 points in the third quarter and, even after losing Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson to injuries, the New Orleans Pelicans had no trouble beating the Miami Heat 105-91 on Saturday night.

Omer Asik scored 15 points and Tyreke Evans added 13 to help the Pelicans snap a four-game slide.

Mario Chalmers scored 20 points for Miami, which was playing for the first time since learning that All-Star forward Chris...

February 21, 2015 - 10:07pm
1 week 4 days ago

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Frederic Dure scored the game-winning shot with 5.6 seconds left as Arkansas State knocked off Sun Belt Conference leader Louisiana-Monroe 70-68 on Saturday night.

Louisiana-Monroe (18-9, 12-4) drops into a three-way tie for first place with Georgia Southern and Georgia State, which both won Saturday. Arkansas State (10-15, 5-11) snapped a five-game losing streak.

Louisiana-Monroe's Justin Roberson split a pair of free throws...

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