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February 6, 2016 - 2:22pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Mark Williams scored a season-high 16 points, A.J. Davis' putback at the buzzer was waved off and Temple escaped with a 62-60 win over Central Florida on Saturday, providing a milestone win for Owls' coach Fran Dunphy.

After Davis and Shaheed Davis missed desperation 3-pointers in the closing seconds and the final basket was reversed after a review, Dunphy had his 517th win, the most in the history of Philadelphia's Big 5 coaches. Dunphy, who had 310...

February 6, 2016 - 2:19pm
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Malik Beasley scored 16 points to lead five Florida State players in double figures, and the Seminoles pulled away in the second half to beat Wake Forest 91-71 on Saturday afternoon.

Xavier Rathan-Mayes and Montay Brandon added 13 points each, Dwayne Bacon and Boris Bojanovsky had 11 each for Florida State (16-7, 6-5 ACC), which had to fight off an early Deacons rally in the second half.

Cornelius Hudson scored 17 points,...

February 6, 2016 - 2:17pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — J.P. Macura scored a career-high 20 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers down the stretch Saturday, rallying No. 6 Xavier to a 90-82 victory over Marquette.

The Musketeers (21-2, 9-2 Big East) have won five in a row and six of seven against the Golden Eagles (15-9, 4-7), who led throughout the second half before Macura led Xavier's comeback. He had back-to-back 3s that put Xavier ahead to stay with 2:55 to go.

Trevon Bluiett had 23...

February 6, 2016 - 2:16pm
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CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) — Trae Anderson scored 27 points and pulled down 12 rebounds and Demetrius McReynolds also had a double-double to lead Eastern Illinois over Southeast Missouri 78-69 on Saturday.

Anderson was 12 of 17 from the field while McReynolds scored 16 points and had 11 rebounds for the Panthers (11-13, 7-4), who remain atop the Ohio Valley Conference's West Division with their fifth straight victory. Cornell Johnston had three 3-pointers, 11 points and seven...

February 6, 2016 - 2:10pm
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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Perry Ellis had 23 points and 10 rebounds as No. 7 Kansas started the second half of the Big 12 Conference schedule with a 75-56 victory at TCU on Saturday.

The Jayhawks (19-4, 7-3 Big 12) had lost their previous three conference road games. They never trailed after scoring the game's first seven points.

With the quick start and in a road arena about half-filled with their own fans, the Jayhawks won for the 12th time in 13...

February 6, 2016 - 2:07pm
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Trey Lewis scored 16 points and Deng Adel added 13 as No. 19 Louisville routed Boston College 79-47 on Saturday, a day after the school imposed a postseason ban for recruiting violations.

The Cardinals (19-4, 8-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) followed up Monday's upset of No. 2 North Carolina with a lopsided win despite uneven stretches. The absence of leading scorer Damion Lee (bruised knee) impacted their rotation, but plenty of teammates stepped up...

February 6, 2016 - 1:58pm
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon scored 21 points and No. 9 Virginia pulled away from Pittsburgh in the second half of a 64-50 victory on Saturday.

London Perrantes added 14 for the Cavaliers (19-4, 8-3 ACC), who have won six straight and remain unbeaten (4-0) against the Panthers since Pitt moved to the ACC in 2013. Virginia took control after the Panthers tied it early in the second half, knocking down three straight 3-pointers during a game-turning 12-0 run....

February 6, 2016 - 1:13pm
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OSLO, Norway (AP) — Slovenia won the team ski jump event on Saturday, edging out host nation Norway.

Led by individual World Cup leader Peter Prevc, the team of Jurij Tepes, Domen Prevc and Robert Kranjec scored 977.7 points, compared to Norway's 945.3.

Peter Prevc and Domen Prevc were two of only four jumpers who reached 130 meters.

Japan was third on 927.2 on what was a damp, foggy day in the capital.

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February 6, 2016 - 1:06pm
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PHOENIX (AP) — Pitcher Jesse Chavez defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in salary arbitration, improving players to 3-0 this year in cases that went to hearings.

Chavez was awarded a $4 million salary on Saturday by arbitrators Mark Irvings, Steven Wolf and Edna Francis, who heard the case a day earlier. The Blue Jays argued the 32-year-old right-hander should be paid $3.6 million.

Tampa Bay pitcher Drew Smyly ($3.75 million) and Cincinnati reliever J.J....

February 6, 2016 - 1:03pm
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DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — European champion Elise Christie of Britain and Park Ji-won of South Korea won 1,500 meter races at a short track World Cup on Saturday.

Christie finished in 2 minutes 41.200 seconds to beat Koreans Choi Min-jeong (2:41.346) and Kim A-lang (2:41.703).

Park won the men's race in 2:22.020, ahead of compatriot Park Se-yeong in 2:22.083 and World Cup leader Sjinkie Knegt of the Netherlands in 2:33.672.

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