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In this Sunday, March 22, 2020, photo, provided by Christina Hunter, Briana Danyele sews cloth face masks that say

Volunteers sew masks for health workers facing shortages

Mar. 24, 2020 2:29 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Bill Purdue waterproofs basements for a living, but he has spent the past few days in his buddy's Washington, Indiana, auto trim and upholstery shop cutting rectangles of cotton fabric that his friend sews into face masks. Fashion designer Briana Danyele left Italy last month to return to...

Belmont's Grayson Murphy (2) moves around Murray State's KJ Williams (23) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Ohio Valley Conference men's tournament Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Evansville, Ind. (AP Photo/Daniel R. Patmore)

Scanlon's shot sends Belmont past Murray State for OVC title

Mar. 8, 2020 12:17 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Belmont first-year coach Casey Alexander's favorite number must be three. Tyler Scanlon scored 17 points including a layup with three seconds remaining to give top-seeded Belmont a 76-75 victory over second-seeded Murray State on Saturday night in the championship game of the Ohio...

Thompson, SE Missouri women beat UT Martin in OVC title game

Mar. 7, 2020 5:33 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tesia Thompson had 25 points and a season-high 14 rebounds to help Southeast Missouri beat top-seeded UT Martin 67-47 on Saturday in the championship game of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Third-seeded Southeast Missouri (25-7) advances to the NCAA Tournament for the second...

Belmont advances to OVC title game with win over E. Kentucky

Mar. 7, 2020 12:35 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Adam Kunkel scored 15 points and Grayson Murphy scored 10 and Belmont beat Eastern Kentucky 60-50 on Friday in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday night. The Bruins play Murray State on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Four Belmont...

Murray St. advances to OVC title game beating Austin Peay

Mar. 7, 2020 12:32 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Tevin Brown scored 24 points and KJ Williams had a double-double and Murray State beat Austin Peay 73-61 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament on Friday. The Racers (23-8) play conference top-seed Belmont on Saturday for an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament....

Austin Peay downs E. Illinois 76-65 at OVC tourney

Mar. 6, 2020 12:37 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Terry Taylor scored 12 of his 27 points in the first half and No. 3-seed Austin Peay beat No. 6-seed Eastern Illinois 76-65 in Thursday night's quarterfinal of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Governors (21-11) advance to Friday's semifinal against No. 2-seed Murray State...

E. Kentucky tops Tennessee St. 58-48 at OVC tourney

Mar. 5, 2020 10:21 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Jomaru Brown scored 12 points, Ty Taylor added 11 and No. 4-seed Eastern Kentucky used a big second-half run to beat No. 5-seed Tennessee State 58-48 in a Thursday night quarterfinal of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. The Colonels, who are making their first OVC tournament...

Worker: Olive Garden customer demanded and got white server

Mar. 5, 2020 4:22 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Olive Garden has fired the manager of one of its restaurants in southwestern Indiana who was accused of complying with a white customer's demand to replace her table's black server with one who wasn't black. An Olive Garden spokeswoman, Meagan Bernstein, said Wednesday that the...

Eastern Illinois wins 67-61 to advance in OVC tournament

Mar. 5, 2020 12:45 AM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Josiah Wallace scored 25 points and sixth-seeded Eastern Illinois defeated No. 7 seed Jacksonville State 67-61 in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Wednesday night. The Panthers (17-14), who won their fifth straight game, will take on third-seeded Austin Peay...

Tennessee State wins OVC tournament opener in overtime

Mar. 4, 2020 11:00 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Ravel Moody and Carlos Marshall Jr. scored 14 points each and Tennessee State beat Morehead State 74-67 in overtime in the opener of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament Wednesday night. Marshall also had seven rebounds and five steals for Tennessee State (18-14). Wesley Harris...