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Edey scores 25 points, No. 5 Purdue beats FSU 79-69

Nov. 30, 2022 23:11 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Purdue was playing its first true road game on Wednesday night, but the fifth-ranked Boilermakers' travel time has been extensive after a weekend on the West Coast. Zach Edey scored 25 points on 11-of-14 shooting as Purdue fought off jet lag to beat Florida...

Bonham hits seven 3-pointers, Florida routs Florida A&M

Nov. 30, 2022 22:52 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Trey Bonham scored 23 points, making a career-high seven 3-pointers, and Florida rolled past Florida A&M 102-62 on Wednesday night. Alex Fudge had a double-double off the bench, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds for the Gators (5-3). Kowacie...

Eastern Michigan defeats Florida International 80-68

Nov. 30, 2022 22:49 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Emoni Bates had 26 points in Eastern Michigan's 80-68 win over Florida International on Wednesday night. Bates also had eight rebounds for the Eagles (2-6). Noah Farrakhan scored 25 points, going 11 of 18 (1 for 3 from distance). Tyson Acuff recorded 13 points and shot...

Young, Hawks stop 3-game skid with 125-108 win over Magic

Nov. 30, 2022 22:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trae Young had 30 points and 14 assists and the Atlanta Hawks snapped a three-game losing streak with a 125-108 win over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Dejounte Murray added 27 points and Clint Capela finished with 20 points and 12 rebounds after a...

Florida Atlantic wins 84-59 over South Alabama

Nov. 30, 2022 22:00 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Michael Forrest scored 17 points as Florida Atlantic beat South Alabama 84-59 on Wednesday night. Forrest shot 7 for 12, including 3 for 5 from beyond the arc for the Owls (6-1). Brandon Weatherspoon was 6 of 8 shooting (4 for 5 from distance) to add 16...

Miami rallies to top Rogers 68-61 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Nov. 30, 2022 21:53 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Jordan Miller scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Norchad Omier had 17 with nine and Miami scored the final seven points of the game to defeat Rutgers 68-61 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday night. The Hurricanes (7-1) trailed by as many as...

Florida QB Kitna arrested on child pornography charges

Nov. 30, 2022 20:13 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida backup quarterback Jalen Kitna, the son of retired NFL quarterback Jon Kitna, was arrested Wednesday on two charges of distribution of child exploitation material and three charges of possession of child pornography. Gainesville police said the...

Atlantic hurricane season ends with 14 named storms

Nov. 30, 2022 19:42 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — An Atlantic hurricane season that had 14 named storms officially ended on Wednesday, leaving residents in the Florida Keys to celebrate even as others around Florida and Puerto Rico continue to grapple with the damage caused by Hurricanes Ian, Nicole and Fiona. The...

Bruins extend NHL-record season-opening home win streak

Nov. 30, 2022 17:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Taylor Hall scored twice and the Boston Bruins extended their NHL-record streak of home victories to open a season to 13 games with a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Backup goalie Jeremy Swayman made 27 saves and Brad Marchand added an...

SUV crashes into Florida fireworks store, sparking huge fire

Nov. 30, 2022 17:12 PM EST

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man drove his SUV into a fireworks store, sparking a huge fire in a crash that destroyed the building, authorities said. The driver was killed. The 53-year-old driver had rear-ended another vehicle on Monday before plowing into the Phantom Fireworks...