ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Jasmine Joyner had a career-high 22 points as top-seeded and No. 17-ranked Chattanooga women beat eighth-seeded UNC-Greensboro 78-44 in the opening game of the Southern Conference tournament on Thursday.
Chelsey Shumpert added 13 points and Destiny Bramblett 10 for the Mocs (27-3), who won their 23rd straight. Joyner shot 9 of 10, blocked four shots and grabbed 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — One year after the NCAA changed how rules were enforced to open up the men's basketball game, it looks a whole lot like it once did.
Fouls, free throws and scoring increased at the start of last season with a new emphasis on eliminating some of the physical play, especially around the basket. Those statistics leveled off as the season went along, and they're now back to near where they were two years ago.
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Dearica Hamby had 23 points and 10 rebounds on Thursday and 13th-seeded Wake Forest women knocked off No. 5 seed and 22nd-ranked Syracuse 85-79 in the second round of the ACC tournament.
Wake Forest (13-19) entered the tournament with just two conference wins and will play No. 4 seed and 16th-ranked Duke in the quarterfinals on Friday.
The Deacons pulled away with a 9-0 run capped on Hamby's free throws at 68-53 with 7:08 left...
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando City Soccer officials say the club has reached sellout status for its inaugural Major League Soccer match.
Club officials said Thursday that an additional allotment of 2,000 standing room-only tickets have now been sold, pushing the sellout for Sunday's match against fellow expansion team New York FC to 62,000 at Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium.
The team announced earlier this week that it had sold out of its original...
NEW YORK (AP) — Maple Leafs forward Richard Panik has been fined $2,000 by the NHL for falling down and trying to draw a penalty.
Panik made contact with Capitals defenseman Mike Green in the second period of Toronto's 4-0 loss at Washington on Sunday. Panik spun and flopped to the ice after he and Green came together on the city and Green received a minor penalty for holding.
It was Panik's second offense this season, after he received a warning in...