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February 1, 2016 - 9:40pm
1 week 5 days ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — J.R. Holder scored 23 points and Jacksonville hung on to beat Florida Gulf Coast 83-80 on Monday night.

Jacksonville held a 65-50 lead with 11:01 left. But the Eagles battled back, cutting the lead to 79-77 after two Zach Johnson free throws with 47 seconds remaining.

Marcel White answered with two free throws for a four-point lead and after Johnson hit a 3-pointer to pull within one, Darien Fernandez hit two from the stripe...

February 1, 2016 - 9:30pm
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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Kay Felder had 24 points and 10 assists on Monday night and Oakland pulled away with a late run to beat Northern Kentucky 85-74.

Max Hooper's 4-point play gave the Golden Grizzlies (15-8, 7-3 Horizon League) a double-digit lead at 82-70 with 2:14 left. Nick Daniels capped the 11-0 run at 85-70 with 1:32 to go.

Martez Walker added 16 points and Jalen Hayes had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Hooper finished 4 of 8 from 3-point...

February 1, 2016 - 9:29pm
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FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Giovanni McLean hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points, both career highs, to lead Quinnipiac to a 64-59 win over Fairfield on Monday night.

Donovan Smith added nine points and a career-best 10 rebounds for Quinnipiac.

Fairfield (12-10, 6-6 Metro-Atlantic Athletic Conference) missed five straight field-goal attempts and went scoreless for more than four minutes and Quinnipiac (7-13, 4-7) used an 11-0 run to go up 56-49 with...

February 1, 2016 - 9:23pm
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — A.J. English scored 21 points with six rebounds and five assists to help Iona hold off St. Peter's 75-67 on Monday night.

English was 7 of 13 from the field with three 3-pointers and the Gaels (12-9, 9-3 Metro Atlantic) shot over 48 percent. Deyshonee Much scored 14 points while Jordan Washington had 12 points and eight rebounds.

St. Peter's (8-12, 6-5) was led by Quadir Welton with 19 points and 7 rebounds. Trevis Wyche and...

February 1, 2016 - 9:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Damion Lee scored 24 points, including two free throws with 8.3 seconds remaining, to help No. 19 Louisville upset No. 2 North Carolina 71-65 on Monday night, ending the Tar Heels' 12-game winning streak.

After scoring just six points in Saturday's loss to then-No. 11 Virginia, Lee lifted the Cardinals to a hard-fought victory over the first-place Tar Heels by making 8 of 12 shots, including consecutive 3-pointers that helped provide a 55-50 lead...

February 1, 2016 - 9:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Alexis Peterson scored 10 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and Syracuse beat No. 16 Miami 57-51 on Monday night for the Orange's first road win against a ranked opponent since the 2013-14 season.

Peterson had four of the Orange's 13 steals and Miami turned it over 26 times, which led to 15 points on the other end.

Laura Cornelius hit two free throws for Miami to tie the game at 49-all with 1:13 left, but the Hurricanes...

February 1, 2016 - 9:22pm
1 week 5 days ago

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Former Miami Hurricanes coach Al Golden has been hired as tight ends coach of the Detroit Lions.

Golden was fired by Miami in October. He was the coach there from 2011-15 and at Temple from 2006-10.

The Lions announced the move Monday night.

Golden moves to the NFL after 23 years as a college coach. He was an assistant at Virginia, Penn State and Boston College before taking over at Temple....

February 1, 2016 - 9:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Ameryst Alston scored 24 points, Kelsey Mitchell had 22 and No. 7 Ohio State beat Illinois 80-70 on Monday night for its fifth straight victory.

The Buckeyes (17-4, 9-1 Big Ten) shot 44 percent from the field and struggled to pull away from the Illini (8-13, 1-9) until Mitchell's seven fourth-quarter points silenced Illinois.

Illinois center Chatrice White had 26 points and 10 rebounds. Sophomore guard Brooke Kissinger scored a...

February 1, 2016 - 9:12pm
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KENESSAW, Ga. (AP) — Yonel Brown scored 22 points with seven rebounds and Kennesaw State topped South Carolina-Upstate 75-62 on Monday night.

Bernard Morena and Aubrey Williams scored 14 points apiece, and Kendrick Ray added 13 for the Owls (7-17, 3-5 Atlantic Sun). Kennesaw State shot nearly 47 percent and went 11 of 13 from the line.

USC Upstate (8-17, 2-6) was led by Michael Buchanan and Mike Cunningham with 14 points apiece. Philip Whittington...

February 1, 2016 - 9:07pm
1 week 5 days ago

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson receiver Hunter Refrow, a star of the national championship game, broke the pinkie finger on his right hand playing basketball with coach Dabo Swinney's sons.

Renfrow said through athletic spokesman Tim Bourret that the injury will not keep him from the start of spring practice on Feb. 29.

Renfrow is a redshirt freshman who caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Deshaun Watson in Clemson's 45-40 loss to Alabama in...

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