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November 25, 2015 - 8:31pm
3 min 32 sec ago

DENVER (AP) — Nate Engesser made five 3-pointers and scored 25 points to help Denver beat Idaho State 79-69 Wednesday for the Pioneers' fourth straight victory.

Idaho State trailed by as many as 15 in the second half but clawed back to 75-69 with 1:10 left after Gary Chivichyan and Ali Faruq-Bey hit back-to-back 3-pointers. Denver sealed it at the line.

Freshman Joe Rosga added a season-best 20 points for Denver (4-1).


November 25, 2015 - 8:24pm
3 min 32 sec ago

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Reed Timmer had 21 points with five assists, and Drake pulled away in the second half to beat Pepperdine 69-53 in the third-place game of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday night.

Timmer was 8 of 14 from the floor. Graham Woodward scored 13 points with three 3-pointers and six assists for Drake (3-3). Kale Abrahamson, who scored a career-high 41 points in the Bulldogs' win against Western Kentucky to open the tournament, added 13 points on 5-of-6...

November 25, 2015 - 8:13pm
3 min 32 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — James Daniel III scored 22 points and Damon Collins and Marcel Boyd had double-doubles to help Howard beat Central Arkansas 73-54 Wednesday.

Collins had 15 points on 7-for-8 shooting and a career-high 13 rebounds for Howard (3-2). Boyd made all five of his shots for 10 points and had 10 rebounds.

Howard went on a 13-2 run early in the game to lead 19-6 and soon followed that with a 14-0 burst to make it 36-12 at the 6:20 mark, its...

November 25, 2015 - 8:08pm
3 min 32 sec ago

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Wesley Person scored 21 of his 24 points in the second half and Jordon Varnado had 16 points with 10 rebounds to lead Troy to an 86-74 win over host North Texas in the Mean Green Challenge on Wednesday.

Jeremy Hollimon had 15 points and four steals while John Walton III scored 10 with three blocked shots for Troy (3-3).

The Trojans shot just 31 percent in the first half and went into the break trailing 33-31.

November 25, 2015 - 7:40pm
3 min 32 sec ago

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Patrick McCaw scored 20 points and UNLV hung on through the frantic final seconds for a 72-69 victory over No. 13 Indiana on Wednesday in the fifth-place game of the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.

The Runnin' Rebels (5-1) bounced back from their opening loss to UCLA with wins over Chaminade and the Hoosiers (4-2), who leave Hawaii with just one win.

Indiana trailed by 15 points in the first half and turned on some solid defense to...

November 25, 2015 - 7:34pm
3 min 31 sec ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida State University official who counsels campus rape victims told lawyers suing the school that her office has handled 20 allegations of rape involving football players in the past nine years.

Assistant Dean of Students Melissa Ashton made the statement in a deposition given last summer in an ongoing civil lawsuit filed by former student Erica Kinsman against the university. Kinsman says the university failed to respond to her...

November 25, 2015 - 7:31pm
3 min 31 sec ago

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Charles Mann made 8 of 8 free throws and finished with 13 points to lead Georgia past High Point 49-46 Wednesday night.

Georgia (2-1) made only three field goals in the second half, but High Point (3-2) struggled offensively too.

Mann's last two free throws capped the scoring with 11.1 seconds left. High Point's Anthony Lindauer missed two potential tying 3-pointers in the closing seconds.

Kenny Gaines scored...

November 25, 2015 - 7:26pm
3 min 31 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chargers coach Mike McCoy is refusing to divulge details of right guard D.J. Fluker's second concussion in five days.

Fluker didn't practice Monday due to a concussion. But McCoy wouldn't say when during Sunday's loss to Kansas City the guard was injured, or when the concussion was diagnosed.

Fluker also suffered a concussion during practice on Nov. 18. He was cleared just before Sunday's game. He has suffered four concussions in his...

November 25, 2015 - 7:13pm
3 min 31 sec ago

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Stefan Moody and Tomasz Gielo combined for 34 points to lead Mississippi to a 68-59 victory over Georgia State on Wednesday night.

Moody scored 21 points with five assists and three steals. Gielo added 13 points for the Rebels (4-2), who made 5 of their first 6 shots from beyond the arc before going cold and shooting 1 of 10 the rest of the game. The Rebels were 21 of 44 from the field and 20 of 24 from the free-throw line.


November 25, 2015 - 7:05pm
3 min 31 sec ago

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Add coach Rex Ryan to those wondering why receiver Sammy Watkins isn't more involved in the Buffalo Bills' offense.

Ryan says he has emphasized to his staff and quarterback Tyrod Taylor to find more ways to get the ball to the second-year playmaker.

Watkins didn't have a pass directed his way through the first half of a 20-13 loss at New England on Monday night. He finished with three catches for 39 yards....

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