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January 28, 2016 - 11:38pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Trevor Thompson scored 16 points and Ohio State survived a furious comeback by Illinois to win in overtime Thursday night, 68-63.

JaQuan Lyle hit a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left in overtime to put the Buckeyes (14-8, 6-3 Big Ten) up 66-63 and Mickey Mitchel followed with a layup to ice the game.

The Illini (10-11, 2-6) trailed by 13 with 6:34 to play but fought back and tied the game at 58-58 on a 3-pointer by Jalen...

January 28, 2016 - 11:32pm
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STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — No. 13 Mississippi State overcame a 12-point third-quarter deficit to knock off No. 19 Tennessee for the first time in school history 65-63 in overtime Thursday night.

Dominique Dillingham and Victoria Vivians scored 14 points each for the Bulldogs (18-4, 5-3), who overcame just 3-for-16 shooting from 3-point range.

Tennessee (12-8, 3-4 SEC) had double digits from three players with Jordan Reynolds leading the way with 15...

January 28, 2016 - 11:30pm
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer made 7 of 10 from 3-point range with 35 points and Gonzaga beat Santa Clara 84-67 to sweep the season series on Thursday night.

The Bulldogs (16-5, 8-2 West Coast) stormed ahead early and led by as many as 29 in the first half. Wiltjer had 23 points before the break, one more than the Broncos (7-15, 3-7) who trailed 46-22.

Gonzaga outrebounded Santa Clara 27-12 in the first half.

Domantas...

January 28, 2016 - 11:29pm
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TROY, Ala. (AP) — Frank Eaves scored 18 points, hitting all seven of his shots from the foul line, to lift Appalachian State past Troy for a 75-71 win Thursday night.

Jacob Lawson added 13 points and Griffin Kinney hauled in 10 rebounds to go with nine points for Appalachian State (6-14, 4-5 Sun Belt), which shot 48 percent from the field and hit 8 of 14 from long range.

Troy (6-15, 1-9) erased an eight-point deficit late in the second half to tie...

January 28, 2016 - 11:21pm
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JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Anthony Livingston scored 22 points, including six in overtime, and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Arkansas State beat Georgia State 75-69 Thursday night.

Livingston and Devin Carter, who finished with 15 points, combined for 13 of the Red Wolves' 18 points in overtime with Livingston's bucket with 35 seconds left making it 71-64.

Charles Waters added 13 points and 10 rebounds and Sean Gardner also scored 13 points for Arkansas State...

January 28, 2016 - 11:19pm
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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Xavier Lundy came off the bench to score 18 points and Jimmie Taylor added 13 more as Rider upended Saint Peter's 76-45 on Thursday night, handing the Peacocks a second-straight loss in conference.

Lundy scored 12 quick points entering the game as sixth-man for Rider (8-13, 4-6 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), sparking the Broncs to a 34-10 lead with 4:41 left in the first half. Rider opened with a 16-2 lead and never trailed....

January 28, 2016 - 11:18pm
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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Austin McBroom made 6 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 25 points, and Venky Jois scored 23 with nine rebounds to help Eastern Washington beat Portland State 112-83 Thursday night.

Julian Harrell and Felix Von Hofe had 16 points apiece for the Eagles (10-10, 4-4 Big Sky) and Sir Washington scored 10. Bogdan Bliznyuk finished with 11 points — on 5-of-7 shooting — seven rebounds, six assists, five steals and four blocked shots....

January 28, 2016 - 11:16pm
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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Alec Peters hit four 3-pointers and finished with 18 points to help Valparaiso cruise to a 77-52 win over Cleveland State on Thursday night.

Peters has scored in double figures in 21 of 22 games this season.

David Skara and Shane Hammink scored 10 apiece for Valparaiso (18-4, 8-1 Horizon League). Vashil Fernandez had eight points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots and Keith Carter added seven points, five rebounds and...

January 28, 2016 - 11:16pm
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Marcus Johnson Jr. matched a career-high with seven 3-pointers and finished with 24 points, and Arkansas-Little Rock cruised to an 80-67 victory over Georgia Southern on Thursday night.

The Trojans (18-2, 8-1 Sun Belt Conference) have won eight of their last nine games and are off to their best conference start.

Johnson was 8 of 13 from the floor. Roger Woods had 15 points, and Josh Hagins added 10 points and six assists for...

January 28, 2016 - 11:12pm
1 week 6 days ago

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Dillon Brooks scored 24 points and No. 23 Oregon ended Arizona's 49-game home winning streak with an 83-75 victory over the No. 18 Wildcats on Thursday night.

Dwayne Benjamin added 15, Elgin Cook 13 and Tyler Dorsey 12 for the Ducks (17-4, 6-2 Pac-12), who entered the game tied for first in the Pac-12.

Ryan Anderson scored 22 and Gabe York 18 for the Wildcats (16-5, 4-4), who lost at home for the first time since California beat...

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