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February 28, 2015 - 10:09pm
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MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Sophomore Cameron Payne scored 31 points with eight rebounds and six assists as Murray State rallied in the second half to defeat Tennessee-Martin 73-67 on Saturday night, pushing its conference-record win streak to 24 in a row.

Murray State (26-4, 16-0 Ohio Valley Conference) had already clinched top seed at the OVC tournament in Nashville next week, but was trailing UT-Martin (18-11, 10-6) 34-31 at halftime.

Inside the first...

February 28, 2015 - 10:07pm
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Madarious Gibbs had 16 points, Malcom Riley added 14 and Texas Southern swept the season series with Alabama State 58-49 on Saturday in a showdown of the top two teams in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Gibbs scored on back-to-back possessions to give Texas Southern a 52-43 lead with 6:08 left. The Tigers (16-12, 13-2 SWAC) stretched out their possessions from there to win their fifth straight.

Deverell Biggs added 10...

February 28, 2015 - 10:06pm
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February 28, 2015 - 10:05pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Quinton Chievous' layup with seven seconds remaining lifted Hampton to a 68-67 victory over Howard on Saturday night.

Trailing 67-61 with 33 seconds to go, Deron Powers made a jump shot then a 3-pointer to get the Pirates within a point with 18 seconds left. Howard's James Carlton, who had been 7 of 8 from the line, was fouled but missed both free throws. Chievous got the rebound and scored the winning basket.

The Pirates (12-15, 8-...

February 28, 2015 - 9:59pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — Ryan Dungey raced to his third AMA Supercross victory of the season Saturday night, easily holding off Eli Tomac at the Georgia Dome.

Dungey, the KTM rider who finished second behind Chad Reed last week in the Atlanta opener, extended his season lead to 30 points over Honda's Trey Canard after nine of 17 races.

Dungey has 17 career 450SX victories. He also won the third Anaheim, California, race and in Arlington, Texas, this season....

February 28, 2015 - 9:58pm
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DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Jack Gibbs had 22 points, Brian Sullivan added 21 and Davidson beat George Washington 77-66 to stay tied for first place in the Atlantic 10.

Davidson (21-6, 12-4 Atlantic 10) took its largest lead of the game at 67-51 after a 9-0 run capped by Jordan Barham's three-point play with 6:13 to go.

George Washington answered with 10 straight points to get within six at 3:56, but the Colonials (18-11, 8-8) got no closer....

February 28, 2015 - 9:57pm
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NORMAL, Ala. (AP) — John Brisco scored a career-high 27 points, Tre Hagood added 21 and Prairie View beat Alabama A&M 75-72 on Saturday.

Prairie View (12-16, 10-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) chipped away during a sluggish second half, tying at 49 on Tre Hagood's layup with 12 minutes to play. A pair of free throws by A&M's Nicholas West gave the Bulldogs a one-point lead with 3:20 to go.

The Panthers responded with a six-point run to...

February 28, 2015 - 9:56pm
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kevin Brown nailed 5 of 7 from long range for 19 points and New Orleans dominated Abilene Christian 75-55 on Saturday night.

Terrance Syon had 12 points and eight rebounds, Nate Frye added 11 points and Kevin Hill chipped in 10 points for New Orleans (9-15, 5-10 Southland Conference).

The Privateers started hot and were in control from the beginning, leading 38-20 at the half and up 59-39 with 6:36 remaining in the game. New...

February 28, 2015 - 9:54pm
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NORMAL, Ill. (AP) — Sydney Shanks scored 16 points and Kate Hoerdemann added 15 to power Bloomington Central Catholic past Elmhurst IC Catholic 51-29 on Saturday to capture third place in the Class 2A state finals at Redbird Arena.

Hoerdemann also grabbed nine rebounds to lead the young Saints (24-8), which started two juniors, two sophomores and a freshman.

Elmhurst (31-4) was led by Anjella Farmer's 11 points, while Claire Gibler grabbed a game-...

February 28, 2015 - 9:53pm
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