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March 5, 2015 - 9:55pm
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Ricky Johnson scored 21 points, Mikel Trapp had 19 and Bethune-Cookman beat South Carolina State 72-62 on Thursday.

The teams are tied for seventh in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference at 7-9.

Bethune-Cookman (11-20) scored the last 10 points of the first half — including 3-pointers from Trapp and Johnson — and led 36-32 at intermission.

A nine-point spurt for Bethune-Cookman midway through the second...

March 5, 2015 - 9:46pm
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March 5, 2015 - 9:43pm
3 min 57 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Adrian Diaz scored 17 points, 11 of them in the second half, to lift Florida International to a 59-54 win over Middle Tennessee on Thursday night.

Daviyon Draper added 14 points, including the go-ahead jumper, while Dennis Mavin sank 10 of his 12 free throws and finished with 12 points for FIU (14-16, 7-10 Conference USA), which snapped a three-game skid.

Trailing by nine early in the second half, FIU took the lead with a 15-2 run capped...

March 5, 2015 - 9:42pm
3 min 57 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night.

Del Zotto and Simmonds helped the Flyers erase a 1-0 hole and give them an important two points in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Michael Raffl scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory.

Steve Mason stopped 28 shots for the Flyers

Jaden Schwartz...

March 5, 2015 - 9:39pm
3 min 57 sec ago

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Chris Hass tied a career high with 32 points, including a key basket that forced overtime, Thursday as top-seeded Bucknell escaped with a 90-83 victory over No. 8 seed Holy Cross in the opening round of the Patriot League tournament.

The Bison (19-13) scored the first six points of overtime and outscored Holy Cross 14-7 in the extra period to advance to the semifinals, hosting No. 4 seed Lafayette on Sunday.

Malcom Miller had 25...

March 5, 2015 - 9:32pm
3 min 57 sec ago

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Matt McMullen scored 18 points and had 15 boards as No. 2 seed Colgate rolled past seventh-seeded Navy 72-62 in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League tournament on Thursday night.

McMullen was 9 of 10 from the free-throw line, while Ethan Jacobs and Luke Roh each finished with 14 points. Alex Ramon had 13 points and Damon Sherman-Newsome chipped in 11 as Colgate combined to shoot 52.5 percent from the floor. The Raiders (16-16, 12-6) will face...

March 5, 2015 - 9:31pm
3 min 57 sec ago
BC-HKO--AHL Glance
American Hockey League
At A Glance
By The Associated Press
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Atlantic Division
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March 5, 2015 - 9:31pm
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Worcester5530194266160144
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March 5, 2015 - 9:30pm
3 min 57 sec ago

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Will Cummings scored 16 points and added seven rebounds, six assists, and four steals to help lead Temple to a 70-56 win over East Carolina on Thursday night, in a game that was delayed for several minutes before tip-off due to stadium lighting issues.

Quenton DeCosey and Josh Brown each scored 11 points for the Owls (21-9, 12-5 American Athletic Conference), who have won nine of their last 11 and are tied with Cincinnati for third place in the...

March 5, 2015 - 9:28pm
3 min 57 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dallas Moore scored a career-high 36 points and top-seeded North Florida advanced to the Atlantic Sun tournament championship game with a 71-57 victory over fifth-seeded Lipscomb on Thursday night.

The Ospreys (22-11) will be hosts for Sunday's title game against third-seeded South Carolina Upstate, a one-point winner over No. 2 Florida Gulf Coast.

North Florida came in ranked third in the nation in 3-pointers made with 297...

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