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Texas-Arlington rolls past Texas State 65-53

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:44 PM

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Jalen Jones scored 17 points and Texas-Arlington cruised to a 65-53 win over Texas State Tuesday night.

The Mavericks doubled up Texas State in the first half, taking a 32-16 lead into the intermission and pushing the advantage to 52-23 with under eight minutes to play.

Horvat's 2 points lead Canucks past Avalanche 3-1

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:39 PM

DENVER (AP) — Bo Horvat had a goal and an assist, Jacob Markstrom made 29 saves and chipped in with an assist, and the Vancouver Canucks beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-1 on Tuesday night.

Sven Baertschi and Matt Bartkowski also had goals for the Canucks, who stopped a four-game winless streak. Vancouver's recent 0-3-1 stretch had dropped them to fifth in the Pacific Division.

Francois Beauchemin scored the lone goal for Colorado, and Semyon Varlamov had 25 saves while the Avalanche continued to scuffle on home ice, where they are 12-13-4.

Martin Jones makes 33 saves, Sharks blank Blackhawks 2-0

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:37 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Martin Jones made 33 saves for his fifth shutout and Patrick Marleau scored a power-play goal in the second period to lead the San Jose Sharks past the Chicago Blackhawks 2-0 on Tuesday night.

Joe Thornton added a long empty-netter with 1:42 left.

Marleau's goal, on the Sharks' only man advantage, ended his six-game drought and was just his second in his last 17. But it was all the offense San Jose needed to improve to 18-8-2 on the road, best in the Western Conference.

Hayward lifts Jazz over Mavs 121-119 in OT for 7th straight

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:34 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Gordon Hayward hit a fadeaway jumper at the buzzer in overtime and the Utah Jazz extended their season-best winning streak to seven games with a 121-119 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.

Rodney Hood had a tying 3-pointer with 1.5 seconds left in regulation as the Jazz ended a 10-game losing streak in Dallas. Their last win on the Mavericks' home court was Jan. 9, 2010.

Hood finished with 29 points, and Hayward had 20, including 13 in the second half and overtime.

Florida beats Mississippi 77-72, sweeps both meetings

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:30 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith scored 16 points, leading five Florida players in double figures, and the Gators beat Mississippi 77-72 Tuesday night.

Florida (16-8, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) swept both games against the Rebels (15-9, 5-6) this season while improving to 12-1 at home.

The latest one was a nail-biter until the final minute.

Florida's Kasey Hill hit a circus shot with 1:19 remaining and KeVaughn Allen followed with a deep 3-pointer from the wing that put the game out of reach.

Klingberg gives Stars 4-3 win over Wild in OT

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:20 PM

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — John Klingberg scored in overtime and Kari Lehtonen made 37 saves to win for the first time in more than a month and give the Dallas Stars a 4-3 victory Tuesday over Minnesota, the 11th loss in the last 12 games for the fading Wild.

Grand Canyon beats NAIA's Benedictine (Ariz.) 95-71

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:19 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — Joshua Braun scored 26 points, Grandy Glaze had 25 points with a career-high 15 rebounds and Grand Canyon beat NAIA-member Benedictine (Ariz.) 95-71 Tuesday night.

Braun added nine rebounds and Keonta Vernon had 19 points as the Grand Canyon (21-4, 8-2 Western Athletic Conference) starters scored 83 points.

Benedictine was within 77-64 with 8:11 remaining but the Redhawks did not score again until the 3:11 mark and trailed 90-64. Braun scored six straight points during Grand Canyon's 13-0 run.

Scheifele's goal gives Jets 2-1 shootout win over Blues

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:15 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mark Scheifele scored in the fourth round for his first career shootout goal in four attempts, and the Winnipeg Jets beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Tuesday night.

Bryan Little had his 16th goal in the opening minute of the second period for the Jets, who beat the Blues for just the second time in 15 games (2-11-2) since moving back to Winnipeg in 2011. Dustin Byfuglien had an assist a day after signing a $38 million, five-year contract extension with the Jets, who are 4-0-1 in their last five on the road.

Mississippi State beats Arkansas 78-46

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:10 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Gavin Ware scored 21 points, freshman Quinndary Weatherspoon added 16 points and Mississippi State easily beat Arkansas 78-46 Tuesday night.

Arkansas took a 10-9 lead early in the first half, but Mississippi State (10-13, 3-8 Southeastern Conference) responded with the next 11 points and continued to pull away. The Bulldogs led 42-20 at halftime.

No. 22 Kentucky has it easy against Georgia in an 82-48 rout

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 11:07 PM

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jamal Murray scored 24 points, Tyler Ulis added 14 and No. 22 Kentucky held Georgia to a season-low 22 percent shooting to coast to an 82-48 victory Tuesday night.

Picking up where he left off after a career-best 35 points on Saturday against Florida, Murray made 8 of 14 from the field including 6 of 10 from 3-point range. His accuracy helped spur the Wildcats (18-6, 8-3 Southeastern Conference) to 52 percent shooting and a surprisingly easy win over a Bulldogs team that entered as the nation's No. 6 team and SEC leader in field goal defense.

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