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No spectators at school basketball games after fight, death

Feb. 02, 2023 14:51 PM EST

ALBURGH, Vt. (AP) — Spectators are not allowed to attend home basketball games for the rest of the season at a middle school in northern Vermont after a brawl broke out and one of the participants died, school officials said Thursday. “We recognize that the vast majority of...

Big battle takes center stage in No. 1 Purdue-No. 21 Indiana

Feb. 02, 2023 13:34 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Zach Edey arrived on Purdue's campus three years ago as an intriguing, inexperienced prospect. Today, college basketball's biggest player also is its most immovable force. At 7-foot-4, 305 pounds and armed with a standing reach of 9 feet, 9 inches,...

Bairstow scores 20, Utah State defeats New Mexico 84-73

Feb. 02, 2023 01:35 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Sean Bairstow's 20 points helped Utah State defeat New Mexico 84-73 on Wednesday. Bairstow added five rebounds for the Aggies (18-5, 7-3 Mountain West Conference). Steven Ashworth scored 19 points, going 4 of 8 from the floor, including 2 for 5 from distance, and...

Murray scores 21 points, Hawks roll past Suns 132-100

Feb. 02, 2023 01:11 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Trae Young rose up for a 3-pointer in the second half that left his hands way too hard, hurtling toward the basket before slamming off the backboard and through the hoop. Atlanta's star guard shrugged and ran back down the court with a sheepish grin. ...

Markkanen, Conley power Jazz to 131-128 win over Raptors

Feb. 02, 2023 00:52 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Lauri Markkanen had 28 points and 13 rebounds and Mike Conley added a three-point play and two clutch free throws in the closing minutes to lift the Utah Jazz to a 131-128 win over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. “Taking my time, having a little more...

Penn, DeVries lead Drake to 88-81 2OT win over N. Iowa

Feb. 02, 2023 00:32 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Penn scored 28 points and distributed six assists and Drake pulled off a dramatic 88-81 double overtime win again Northern Iowa on Wednesday night. The Bulldogs overcame a career-high tying, 30-point effort from Bowen Born who made a 3-pointer at the...

No. 14 Marquette beats Villanova 73-64, wins 4th straight

Feb. 02, 2023 00:18 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The jug full of sticky notes that Marquette kept near its bench Wednesday night helped the Golden Eagles pour it on down the stretch and maintain a share of the Big East lead. Tyler Kolek scored 20 points and No. 14 Marquette rallied to beat Villanova 73-64,...

Russell, Edwards help Timberwolves beat Warriors in OT

Feb. 01, 2023 23:52 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — D'Angelo Russell scored 14 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Anthony Edwards took over in overtime after Russell fouled out and the Minnesota Timberwolves outlasted the Golden State Warriors 119-114 on Wednesday night. Russell fouled out after two quick...

Boone, Cisse lead Oklahoma State past Oklahoma 71-61

Feb. 01, 2023 23:52 PM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Kalib Boone scored 12 of his 18 points in the first half, Moussa Cisse had 12 of his career-high tying 18 in the second half and Oklahoma State beat Oklahoma 71-61 on Wednesday night for a season sweep of the Bedlam series. Avery Anderson III added 12 points...

Brown's near perfect shooting effort sends Missouri past LSU

Feb. 01, 2023 23:51 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Kobe Brown scored 26 points on 10-for-11 shooting and Noah Carter scored 14 points and Missouri won its third straight, beating LSU 87-77 on Wednesday night. Brown tied his career high with 10-made shots having accomplished the feat twice before. Reserve...