• King helps Colorado beat Washington St. 88-81 in double OT

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    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — George King's teammates razzed him about having a blank stare on his face as he let go of a last-gasp, long-range jumper. Blank stare? Try picture of calm in a chaotic moment. King scored 21 points, none bigger than his buzzer-beating 3-pointer at the end of the first overtime, and grabbed a pivotal rebound late in the second OT to help Colorado hold off Washington State 88-81 on Thursday night. As he started to talk about his clutch jumper, Wesley Gordon interrupted with a question: "Why were you so lackadaisical on that last shot?" he asked. "People keep saying that. Was it really? I'm going to look at it," King said. It's the second time in his life he's hit a shot like that at the

  • Tinkle helps Oregon State to rare win at Stanford, 62-50

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    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Oregon State finally got a win away from home in a Pac-12 game, never trailing in a 62-50 victory at Stanford that ended more than a year of frustration on the road in conference games. Tres Tinkle had 19 points to lead Oregon State, which won for just the second time at Stanford since 1993. The Beavers had lost 20 of their previous 21 games at Maples Pavilion, winning only in 2009. The victory was the first for the Beavers in a conference road game since Jan. 17, 2015, snapping a streak of 10 straight road losses in Pac-12 play. "We challenged our guys to turn it around, we've struggled on the road," Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle said.

  • Pepperdine beats Saint Mary's for the second time, 69-63

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    MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Lamond Murray Jr. scored 16 points and Stacy Davis had 13, including four free throws in the final 24 seconds, to lead Pepperdine to a 69-63 win over Saint Mary's on Thursday night, handing the Gaels their first home loss of the season. The game was tied at 30 at halftime and the biggest lead for the Waves was the final score. Jock Landale's tipin with 27.7 seconds left pulled Saint Mary's with 65-63 but Davis answered with two free throws and then made two more after rebounding Landale's miss with 14 seconds left. Amadi Udenyi added 14 points for the Waves (15-10, 8-6 WCC), who beat the Gaels 67-63 in their first meeting. Pepperdine shot 58 percent (15 of 26).

  • Wiljer, Sabonis lead Gonzaga past Portland 92-66

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    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Kyle Wiltjer had five 3-pointers and 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had a double-double and Gonzaga rolled to a 92-66 win over Portland on Thursday night. Sabonis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for his 15th double-double, his seventh in his last eight games. Kyle Dranginis added 16 points, Eric McClellan 14 and Silas Melson had 13 for the Bulldogs (20-5, 12-2 West Coast Conference), who have won six straight to reach 20 wins for the 19th consecutive season. Josh Perkins had a career-high nine assists. Gonzaga shot 54 percent in the first half, hitting seven 3s, to lead 44-35. The Bulldogs then knocked down four-straight triples, two by Wiltjer, to push the lead to 56-36.

  • Oregon St Stanford Basketball

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    Stanford center Grant Verhoeven (30) shoots over Oregon State's Drew Eubanks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Stanford, Calif. Oregon State won 62-50.

  • Faust's 21 helps Long Beach State hold off Cal Poly, 73-70

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    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nick Faust scored 21 points and Long Beach State held off Cal Poly down the stretch to score a 73-70 Big West Conference battle Thursday night and avenge a double-overtime loss to the Mustangs in mid-January. Faust, a senior transfer from Maryland, continued his stellar offensive output and improving on his 17.3 points-per-game average. During the 49ers four-game win streak Faust has averaged 27.5 points per game. Long Beach State built an 11-point lead in the first half and pushed it to as many as 17 in the second half. Cal Poly battled back, cutting the lead to four, 67-63 with 1:27 left on a 3-pointer by Trevor John. Faust was 7 of 15 from the field, including 2 of 6 from long range,

  • Cal knocks off another ranked team, 83-63 over No. 11 Oregon

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    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Having beaten three ranked teams this season — all of them at home — Jabari Bird believes California is finally ready to make a serious run at the Pac-12 title. Oregon coach Dana Altman sees no reason why the Golden Bears won't push for the title, either, especially after watching the 11th-ranked Ducks suffer their worst loss of the season. Bird scored 16 of his season-high 24 points in the first half and punctuated his big night with a reverse dunk in the final seconds, leading California to an 83-63 victory over No. 11 Oregon on Thursday night. "At home we definitely have some swagger," said Bird, who shot 9 of 14. "We have to improve on the road. Once we get that figured out, we'll be fi

  • McKendree coach Harry Statham reaches 1,100 victories

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    LEBANON, Ill. (AP) — McKendree University coach Harry Statham reached 1,100 victories when his team erased a 19-point second-half deficit to beat Missouri S&T 108-105 in overtime Thursday night. The 78-year-old Statham set a victory record for a coach at a four-year school last weekend, passing former Tennessee women's great Pat Summitt with a victory over Maryville University. Statham has a career record of 1,100-476 in 50 seasons at McKendree. The Bearcats are 12-10 overall and 5-9 this season in the Great Lakes Valley Conference in NCAA Division II. Freshman Nate Michael had 30 points for McKendree, going 13 for 14 at the free throw line, and David Franklin had 29 points. McKendree shot 62.5 percent and toppe

  • Straughan's 23 sparks Idaho past Northern Colorado, 73-67

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    MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Jake Straughan came off the bench to knock down 6 of 7 3-point attempts to score 23 points, including three straight free throws in the final 10 seconds to wrap up a 73-67 Big Sky Conference win over Northern Colorado Tuesday night. The Vandals, who had a two-game win streak snapped at Northern Arizona, bounced back with a strong finish against the Bears. Down 34-32 at intermission, Straughan hit a pair of 3-pointers to give the Vandals the lead for good with 9:16 left. Chris Sarbaugh missed his first free throw, then converted his next 12 attempts to keep Idaho in the lead. Straughan's 23 points is one shy of his season high for Idaho (15-10, 7-5). Sarbaugh finished with 14 points and Chad Sherwood con

  • Emery propels BYU past San Francisco 114-89

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    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nick Emery sank 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 37 points to propel BYU to a 114-89 win over San Francisco on Thursday night. Emery finished 12 of 15 from the field, hitting 10 for 12 from behind the arc, to set a school record for most points scored by a freshman in a single game and tie the program record for single-game treys. Chase Fischer added 22 points for BYU (18-8, 9-4 West Coast Conference), while Kyle Collinsworth had 17, Kyle Davis 12 and Jordan Chatman 11. Corbin Kaufusi had 10 points to go with 10 rebounds for the Cougars, who shot 58 percent from the field (38-66) and 17 for 27 from 3-point range. San Francisco (13-11, 6-7) led 5-2 in the first half before BYU broke away with

  • Bolomboy's 22 leads Weber State past Sacramento State 63-50

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    OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Joel Bolomboy scored 22 points and tied his career-high with 23 rebounds to help Weber State to a 63-50 win over Sacramento State Thursday night and remain one game behind Montana for the Big Sky Conference lead. The double-double was the 6-foot-9 senior's third 20-point, 20-rebound game this season. Bolomboy is one of 10 finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Center of the Year Award. Bolomboy also is tied for the Division-I with 21 double-doubles. Jeremy Senglin added 17 points for Weber State (17-7, 9-2). The Wildcats shot 22-for-61 for a season-low 63 points. Sacramento State (10-12, 3-8) also had a season low in scoring, led by 11 points apiece from Justin Strings and Marcus Graves. The Hornets

  • Brownridge with 19 leads Santa Clara over San Diego 74-71

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    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Jared Brownridge had 19 points with seven in the last 2:25 and Santa Clara survived a late shooting slump to beat San Diego 74-71 on Thursday night. The Broncos (9-16, 5-8 West Coast Conference) made 1 of 8 field-goal attempts before Brownridge scored on a fading runner to make it 68-63 with 55 seconds left. San Diego trailed by at least four until Duda Sanadze's 3-pointer with 0.2 seconds left. Henrik Jadersten had 10 of his 12 points in the first half when the Broncos built a 36-32 lead. Brendyn Taylor added 10 points. The Toreros (8-16, 3-10) briefly took the lead in the early part of the second half before Santa Clara made 9 of 10 shots over a stretch that ended at 59-52 on Taylor's 3-po

  • Banyard has 18, Illinois St. beats Evansville 70-60

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    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Nick Banyard had a career-high 18 points as Illinois State used a strong second half to beat Evansville 70-60 on Thursday night as the Redbirds won the battle for second place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings. Illinois State (15-11, 9-4) shocked No. 21 Wichita State 58-53 on Saturday. The Redbirds are three games back of the Shockers in the conference. Trailing 30-29 at the break, Illinois State's Tony Wills and DeVaughn Akoon-Purcell opened the second period with back-to-back treys for a 35-32 lead. The Redbirds pushed that to 58-45 with 5:52 left. Akoon-Purcell had 14 points, Paris Lee, who had a career-high 19 points in the Wichita State win, finished with 12 and MiKyle McIntosh a

  • Loyola Marymount overtakes Pacific late, 77-72

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    STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Spiers scored 17 points and Loyola Marymount made an impressive run late to overtake Pacific 77-72 on Thursday night. Loyola Marymount (11-14, 4-10 West Coast) trailed 71-63 with 4:10 to go. The Lions then ran off 14 straight points, as Pacific missed five consecutive shots and turned it over four times in the stretch. Spiers made 5 of 7 from the field with three 3-pointers. Marin Mornar scored 13 points with seven boards, Steven Haney had 12 points — all on 3-pointers — and Adom Jocko added 11. The Lions hit 12 of 19 from beyond the arc. Pacific (7-16, 5-8) was led by Eric Thompson with 19 points and eight boards. Alec Kobre scored 12 points and T.J. Wallace added 11. The Tigers hav

  • UC Santa Barbara defeats UC Davis 72-66

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    DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Michael Bryson scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead UC Santa Barbara to a 72-66 win over UC Davis on Thursday night. Gabe Vincent scored 13 points and had four steals and Sam Beeler, Eric Childress and John Green scored 12 apiece for the Gauchos (11-12, 5-5 Big West). UC Santa Barbara had 10 steals and made 23 of 26 free throws. Trailing by five at halftime, Josh Fox pulled the Aggies within 35-33 on a jumper, but Bryson and Childress each hit 3-pointers and the Gauchos pulled away 41-35 with 11:46 to play. The Aggies closed to within one, 41-40, on Darius Graham's free throw, but the Gauchos again rallied and led 62-52 on Beeler's layup with 1:12 to go. Vincent and Childress combined

  • BRIEF: Catholic Schools Week

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    On Sunday, Jan. 31, James L. Collins Catholic School began a weeklong celebration of National Catholic Schools Week. James L. Collins is one of the 38 schools in the Dallas Catholic Diocese that serves some 15,000 students throughout the diocese. The week consisted of many activities to help celebrate Catholic Schools Week, ranging from crazy sock day to the children going off-campus performing community service around town at places including the Hope Center, Salvation Army, the public library, and the Boys and Girls club. The week ended with the annual basketball tournament between the seventh and eighth graders. This year Corsicana High School allowed JLCCS alum to join the tournament.

  • OU basketball: An oral history of the 3 OT game between Oklahoma and Kansas

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    The Oklahoma-Kansas game on Jan. 4 has reached exalted status. KU's 109-106 victory in triple overtime is talked about in mythical terms. The Oklahoman collected the writings and the memories of a variety of people who were in Allen Fieldhouse that night to get their take of a No. 1 vs. No. 1 matchup that surpassed its billing: TOBY ROWLAND, OU radio voice “I remember at the end of the first overtime, that's where (Wayne) Selden had an open 3 and missed it, and we're going to a second. I took off my headset, and I kind of looked around, and I remember saying to (broadcast partner) Scott Thompson, ‘This is special. Don't be afraid to lay out and just let the crowd take over. Let the emotion of the game speak, and we don't

  • Hot-shooting UTEP downs FIU for first road win

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    UTEP torched FIU for nine 3-pointers in the first half and then played solid defense the final half to take its first road victory of the season Thursday night in Miami. The Miners shot 56.3 percent from the field and 57.9 percent from beyond the 3-point arc to take a pivotal 84-74 win over the Panthers in front of a small gathering of 936 fans in FIU Gym. The much-needed win was the third straight for the Miners, scooting them to 14-11 on the season and leveling their Conference USA record at 6-6. It was a key win, a road win and a win over a team that beat the Miners 79-69 on Jan. 23 in the Don Haskins Center. Florida International University has now lost five straight since defeating the Miners in El Paso, and the Panthers

  • OU vs. Kansas: The greatest game Dick Vitale ever called

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    Thirty-three years ago Wednesday, top-ranked North Carolina played second-ranked Virginia in UNC's famed Carmichael Auditorium. There were giants in the land in those days. Michael Jordan was back for his second year as a Tar Heel. Sam Perkins was back for his third. Carolina also had 6-foot-11 Brad Daugherty, a future overall No. 1 NBA Draft pick. And that was a good thing. Virginia had Ralph Sampson. The 7-foot-4 Sampson was in his fourth college season, having already pocketed two National Player of the Year awards. His teammates included Othell Wilson, who would get Virginia to the Final Four the next season, and sharpshooting Rick Carlisle. Yes, that Rick Carlisle, of Dallas Maverick fame.

  • Tennessee Vanderbilt Basketball

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    Vanderbilt guard Minta Spears (23) pressures Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Tennessee won 69-51.




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