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Pearson has 24 to lead Texas St. to 64-57 win over UNLV
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 11:30 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 25 points to go with 10 rebounds as Texas State took control in the second half to get past UNLV 64-57 on Wednesday night.

Patton, Esposito lift Sac State past UC Davis 61-51
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 11:08 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Joshua Patton scored 25 points and Ethan Esposito had a double-double and Sacramento State defeated UC Davis in the annual Causeway Classic at the Golden 1 Center on Wednesday night.

Cockburn’s double-double lifts Illini over The Citadel 85-57
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:30 pm

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Kofi Cockburn scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Illinois past The Citadel 85-57 on Wednesday night.

Tkachuk scores in OT, Senators beat Canadiens 2-1
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:30 pm

MONTREAL (AP) — Brady Tkachuk went five-hole on Carey Price 38 seconds into overtime to lift the Ottawa Senators over the Montreal Canadiens 2-1 Wednesday night.

No. 16 Memphis beats Little Rock 68-58 as Wiseman watches
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:15 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis players said they were unaware before Wednesday night’s game that star freshman James Wiseman had been suspended 12 games by the NCAA.

Markkanen scores 24, Bulls beat Pistons 109-89
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:15 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — After struggling with his shot for weeks, Lauri Markkanen said busting out of a slump Wednesday night was as simple as seeing the ball go through the basket.

Antetokounmpo, Bledsoe spark Bucks to win over Hawks
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:15 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo wasn’t concerned that the Milwaukee Bucks let the Atlanta Hawks back in the game late in the fourth quarter.

Bogdanovic scores 30 points, Jazz beat T-Wolves 103-95
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:15 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the second time in three nights, the Utah Jazz watched the Minnesota Timberwolves fire away from 3-point range. The result was different this time.

Vanderbilt heats up in second half to beat Austin Peay 90-72
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:15 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When Vanderbilt’s top three guards are clicking, the Commodores are tough to beat.

Tkachuk scores in OT, Senators beat Canadiens 2-1
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:05 pm

MONTREAL (AP) — Brady Tkachuk finished what Jean-Gabriel Pageau started, and the Ottawa Senators feel like they have the struggling franchise moving in the right direction.

Patterson scores 5 times, Buffalo tops Toledo 49-30
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 10:47 pm

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Jare Patterson ran for a career-high 192 yards and four touchdowns and Buffalo’s defense won the day as the Bulls became bowl eligible with a 49-30 win over Toledo on Wednesday night.

Luka Doncic has big first half, Mavs rout Warriors 142-94
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:05 pm

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 33 of his 35 points in the first half and had yet another triple-double to help the Dallas Mavericks rout the short-handed Golden State Warriors 142-94 on Wednesday night.

Jokic, Nuggets bottle up Harden and Rockets in 105-95 win
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:05 pm

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic had 27 points and 12 rebounds, Denver played smothering defense on James Harden and the Nuggets beat Houston 105-95 on Wednesday night to snap the Rockets’ eight-game winning streak.

Fields leads Arkansas St. over Colorado St. 80-78
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 10:39 pm

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Caleb Fields had 22 points off the bench as Arkansas State narrowly beat Colorado State 80-78 on Wednesday night.

Allen leads Nets to 101-91 victory over Hornets
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 11:05 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Without Kyrie Irving for the third straight game due to an injured right shoulder, the Brooklyn Nets used a trio of players to pick up the slack.

German leads N. Illinois over W. Illinois 86-81
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 10:38 pm

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) — Eugene German had 26 points as Northern Illinois edged past Western Illinois 86-81 on Wednesday night.

Texas A&M edges Troy 56-52
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:47 pm

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — High school was the last time Texas A&M senior guard Mark French could remember a crowd chanting his name, he said.

Syracuse pulls away to defeat Cornell 72-53
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim said he doesn’t care much to coach against his son Jimmy — with good reason.

Smith scores 21, leads Missouri past Morehead State 70-52
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Strong defense and 21 points from Mark Smith gave Missouri the edge over Morehead State 70-52 on Wednesday night.

Colley scores 22 to lead Chicago St. over North Park 79-66
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 10:26 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Jace Colley had 22 points and 13 rebounds as Chicago State beat Division III North Park University 79-66 on Wednesday night.

NCAA clears Memphis freshman Wiseman to return on Jan. 12
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution.

Williamson lifts Loyola of Chicago past IUPUI 85-62
Posted: November 20, 2019 - 10:20 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — Lucas Williamson had 22 points as Loyola of Chicago rolled past IUPUI 85-62 on Wednesday night.

Bacot, Anthony lead No. 5 UNC past Elon 75-61
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Those newcomers at No. 5 North Carolina were playing like freshmen — and, really, the upperclassmen were too — during yet another sluggish start.

Doncic has 33 first-half points, Mavs hammer Warriors 142-94
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:47 pm

DALLAS (AP) — The front of their jerseys said “San Francisco” and the names on the back weren’t the same Golden State Warriors that reached the past five NBA Finals.

Fred VanVleet scores 24 points, Raptors beat Magic 113-97
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

TORONTO (AP) — The Orlando Magic hit Toronto on a three-game winning streak. They limped out of town with two key starters hobbled by injuries.

Jimerson carries Saint Louis past High Point 67-55
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gibson Jimerson had 25 points as Saint Louis defeated High Point 67-55 on Wednesday night.

Warren hits shot at buzzer, Florida Gulf Coast wins in OT
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:30 pm

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Warren drove the length of the floor and put up a high arching shot from the free-throw line that fell through as time expired to give Florida Gulf Coast a 72-70 overtime victory over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.

Simmons hits 1st career NBA 3-pointer in 76ers’ victory
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wore a “Sesame Street” sweatshirt in the locker room, the classic characters lined up on the familiar street. The theme seemed appropriate for 76ers fans, because it was finally time to count Simmons’ 3-pointers.

Robinson’s record night helps Heat beat Cavs 124-100
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

MIAMI (AP) — John Beilein had seen Duncan Robinson get on hot shooting stretches plenty of times before.

Cobb is clutch, Wagner tops Saint Peter’s 81-77 in OT
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Curtis Cobb III scored 25 points and Wagner made 16 of 19 free throws in overtime to defeat Saint Peter’s 81-77 on Wednesday night.

Ellsbury released by Yankees, who owe $26 million
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The Yankees have given up on Jacoby Ellsbury, cutting the oft-injured outfielder with more than $26 million left in his $153 million, seven-year contract.

Swain leads Yale over Siena 100-89 in 3OT
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:30 pm

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Azar Swain had a career-high 25 points, including a 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation to force the first of three overtimes, as Yale got past Siena 100-89 on Wednesday night.

MAC East champ Miami (Ohio) edges winless Akron 20-17
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:30 pm

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — Jaylon Bester rushed for 128 yards and a touchdown and Miami (Ohio) withstood a stern challenge from winless Akron for a 20-17 victory on Wednesday night.

Panarin, Lundqvist lead Rangers to 4-1 win over Capitals
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Artemi Panarin scored twice, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 30 shots, and the New York Rangers beat the short-handed Washington Capitals 4-1 Wednesday night.

Georgia beats Georgia Tech to maintain hold on state rivalry
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Anthony Edwards was content to focus on other areas of his game when Rayshaun Hammonds was handling the bulk of Georgia’s scoring against Georgia Tech.

Berhow carries N. Iowa over Cornell College 88-66
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Trae Berhow had 20 points as Northern Iowa rolled past Cornell College 88-66 on Wednesday night.

Rays designate INF Duffy for assignment, trade RHP De Leon
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:30 pm

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays have designated infielder Matt Duffy for assignment and traded pitcher Jose De Leon to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for a player to be named and cash.

Murphy leads Belmont over Lipscomb 73-67
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Grayson Murphy had 12 points and 13 rebounds to lead Belmont to a 73-67 win over Lipscomb in the 145th Battle of the Boulevard on Wednesday night.

No. 2 Louisville rallies past USC Upstate 76-50
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville’s latest rout was anything but routine.

McConnell, Yeboah lead Rutgers past Stephen F. Austin 69-57
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After giving up 80 points in Saturday’s loss to St. Bonaventure, Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell wanted to see a better defensive effort. He got it on Wednesday night when his defense held a team averaging 88.5 points to under 60.

Andy Murray wins in his return to the Davis Cup
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:17 pm

MADRID (AP) — Andy Murray had been in a similar position before, struggling and needing a big comeback to pull off an important victory.

Popovic reaches milestone; Boston College beats EWU 72-68
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

BOSTON (AP) — Nik Popovic will certainly remember his free throw that gave him 1,000 points in his Boston College career.

No. 2 Louisville rallies past USC Upstate
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ryan McMahon made consecutive 3-pointers and Dwayne Sutton and Darius Perry had one each during a second-half surge that rallied No. 2 Louisville past USC Upstate 76-50 Wednesday night.

US eliminated from Davis Cup Finals despite win over Italy
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

MADRID (AP) — Not even some late heroics — some very, very late ones — were enough to keep the United States from being eliminated from the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday.

Avdalovic leads N. Arizona over Benedictine Mesa 93-56
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Luke Avdalovic had 16 points to lead five Northern Arizona players in double figures as the Lumberjacks rolled past Benedictine Mesa 93-56 on Wednesday night.

Spurs drop 7th in row, longest skid since Pop’s 1st season
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs are in the midst of a seven-game losing streak, their longest skid since he took over as the team’s coach more than 20 years ago.

Nutall leads Sam Houston St. past LeTourneau 88-58
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 10:02 pm

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Zach Nutall had 16 points and six rebounds as Sam Houston State routed Division III LeTourneau University 88-58 on Wednesday night.

Rachal scores 20 to lead Tulsa past SE Louisiana 73-66
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 9:46 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Rachal had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Tulsa defeated Southeastern Louisiana 73-66 on Wednesday night.

Hokies make record 21 3-pointers in 100-64 win
Updated: November 20, 2019 - 9:46 pm

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Virginia Tech head coach Mike Young offered a simple explanation for his team’s record-setting performance Wednesday.

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