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November 14, 2015 - 12:55am
1 week 5 days ago

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Freshman D.J. Hogg scored 20 points and six Aggies scored in double figures and Texas A&M rolled to a 104-64 victory over South Carolina-Upstate in Friday night's season opener for both teams.

The Aggies possess a mix of experienced seniors and a highly-rated recruiting class, and the new combination was on prominent display from the start. Four of the newcomers, Hogg, Admon Gilder (16), Tyler Davis (16) and Elijah Thomas (11) combined...

November 14, 2015 - 12:50am
1 week 5 days ago

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Devonta Walker scored 17 points on 6-of-6 shooting and Louisiana Lafayette beat Division III Louisiana College 108-68 on Friday night.

Walker grabbed 11 rebounds, Kasey Shepherd scored 16 points, Shawn Long scored 14, Jonathan Stove 12, and Jay Hedgeman 10.

Long opened with a dunk, Hayward Register added a 3-pointer, and the Ragin' Cajuns led 10-3 early and pulled away on 60 percent shooting from the field. Hedgeman dunked for...

November 14, 2015 - 12:48am
1 week 4 days ago

SHANGHAI (AP) — Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has had important road victories in his basketball career, just never one quite this far away.

Andrew Andrews scored 23 points to lead the Huskies to a 77-71 victory over the Texas Longhorns on Saturday in the first-ever regular-season men's basketball game played in China.

Washington led by as many as 9 in the second half before the Longhorns rallied to take a 65-64 lead with two free throws by Javan...

November 14, 2015 - 12:47am
1 week 5 days ago

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — TJ Lang made a 3-pointer with 21 seconds left and Auburn held on to beat Alabama-Birmingham 75-74 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams.

Horace Spencer blocked Chris Cokley's shot, and T.J. Dunans pulled in the carom with two seconds remaining to seal it for the Tigers.

Kareem Canty scored 20 points and had three steals. Tyler Harris had 14 points and Cinmeon Bowers added 11 for Auburn. Lang finished with 5 points...

November 14, 2015 - 12:47am
1 week 5 days ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 30 of his season-high 40 points in the second half and added 13 rebounds, Rajon Rondo had a triple-double and the Sacramento Kings beat the struggling Brooklyn Nets 111-109 on Friday night.

It was the second straight victory for the Kings, who had snapped a six-game losing streak on Wednesday.

Rondo had his third triple-double in four games, with 23 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds. Reserve Ben...

November 14, 2015 - 12:46am
1 week 5 days ago

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Frans Nielsen scored twice in the third period, backup goalie Thomas Greiss stopped 24 shots, and the New York Islanders beat the Anaheim ducks 4-1 Friday night.

Brock Nelson and Cal Clutterbuck also had goals for the Islanders, who won two of three on a California road trip.

Nelson, who had the Islanders' only goal in a 2-1 loss at Los Angeles on Thursday night, has scored in consecutive games for the first time since last Dec...

November 14, 2015 - 12:38am
1 week 5 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Adrian Diaz scored 15 points to go along with 11 rebounds as Florida International dominated Trinity Baptist 71-39 in Friday night's opener for both squads.

Diaz_the nation's seventh-leading shot blocker with three per game last year_rejected four on the night. He added three steals in just 27 minutes of action. He finished 5 for 8 from the field and free-throw line.

Daviyon Draper added 12 points on 6 for 11 shooting and four rebounds...

November 14, 2015 - 12:38am
1 week 5 days ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jakob Poeltl scored a career-high 26 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked four shots, helping No. 16 Utah beat Southern Utah 82-71 on Friday night.

The Utes are hoping to build on their Sweet 16 run in March, but came out stagnant against the Thunderbirds in the season opener for each school.

Utah trailed most of the first half as it struggled to defend the rim and couldn't get shots to drop from the perimeter. A 10-0 run...

November 14, 2015 - 12:36am
1 week 5 days ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Tyler Dorsey scored 20 points in his Oregon debut and Dwayne Benjamin added 16 off the bench to lead the Ducks to an 80-52 non-conference victory over Jackson State on Friday night.

Dorsey, a 6-foot-4 freshman guard from Los Angeles, scored 18 points in the first half on 5-for-5 shooting from the field, including four spot-up 3-pointers, as the Ducks had little trouble containing the Tigers in the season opener for both teams. Dorsey also had five...

November 14, 2015 - 12:29am
1 week 5 days ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jeremy Hemsley scored 20 points in his college debut to lead San Diego State to a 71-60 victory against Illinois State on Friday night.

Dakarai Allen scored 12 of his 16 points in the first half for the Aztecs. It was a sloppy season-opener for both teams in the renewal of the Mountain West Conference-Missouri Valley Conference Challenge.

Illinois state is the alma mater of Steve Fisher, who is in his 17th season as SDSU's coach....

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