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Freeman-Liberty carries Valparaiso over Grand Canyon 78-74

Nov. 22, 2019 3:37 PM EST

ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Javon Freeman-Liberty scored 22 points and Daniel Sackey made two free throws with 10 seconds left to play as Valparaiso held off Grand Canyon 78-74 in the U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam on Friday. Nick Robinson had 16 points and six rebounds for the Crusaders...

Jackson lifts NC A&T past Nicholls State in Jamaica Classic

Nov. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Ronald Jackson had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to a 66-54 win over Nicholls State on Friday in the Jamaica Classic. Tyler Maye had 19 points for NC A&T (2-4). Kwe Parker added 10 points and Webster Filmore had eight rebounds. The Aggies made 24...

Blackshear’s 20 lift Florida to 78-58 win over Miami

Nov. 22, 2019 2:49 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Florida coach Mike White’s not sure where his Gators will end up this season. He just finally likes the direction they’re headed. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 20 points and 11 rebounds as Florida beat state rival Miami 78-58 Friday to advance to the Charleston Classic...

Thompson scores 25, Tulane beats MTSU 86-74

Nov. 22, 2019 2:09 PM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Christion Thompson scored 25 points and Tulane held on to beat Middle Tennessee 86-74 on Friday in a Myrtle Beach Invitational consolation game. Teshaun Hightower added 20 points and K.J. Lawson finished with 18 for the Green Wave (4-1). The difference came at the free-throw line, where...

Virginia coach says Cavaliers not looking past Liberty

Nov. 22, 2019 10:33 AM EST

Virginia is on upset alert heading into its game against Liberty. The Flames (6-4) are one victory away from becoming bowl eligible for the first time in program history. The Cavaliers (7-3), meanwhile, have already secured a bowl spot and after hosting Liberty will take on No. 25 Virginia Tech with the...

Ingram leads Pelicans past Suns 124-121

Nov. 22, 2019 2:22 AM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Saddled with four fouls and struggling with his shot, Brandon Ingram stayed aggressive. It worked out quite well. Ingram scored 15 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter and JJ Redick had 26 points, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 124-121 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night....

Buie, Ray lead Hofstra to 88-78 win over UCLA

Nov. 22, 2019 2:16 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Career nights from Desure Buie and Jalen Ray helped propel Hofstra to one of its biggest wins in school history. Buie scored 29 points and Ray added 27 as the Pride rallied in the second half for an 88-78 victory over UCLA on Thursday night at Pauley Pavilion. “Those two guys...

Terry scores 21, has 10 boards in Stanford's win over Tribe

Nov. 22, 2019 1:02 AM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Freshman Tyrell Terry was having trouble with his long-range shooting, so he put in some extra work. It paid off. Terry scored 21 points to go with 10 rebounds and Stanford opened its season with six straight victories for the first time in 11 years, beating William & Mary 81-50...

Lyle lifts New Mexico past New Mexico St. 78-77

Nov. 22, 2019 12:51 AM EST

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — JaQuan Lyle scored 24 points, Carlton Bragg made two free throws with 43.9 seconds, and New Mexico held on to beat New Mexico State 78-77 on Thursday night. Lyle made 9 of 14 from the field and Bragg finished with 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and four steals. JJ Caldwell added nine...

Moretti sparks No. 12 Texas Tech in 2nd half of 72-57 win

Nov. 22, 2019 12:42 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Davide Moretti provided the kind of spark No. 12 Texas Tech can rely on from the only returning starter from last season’s national runner-up that now has a bunch of freshmen. Moretti scored 13 of his 19 points after halftime, including four 3-pointers, and the Red Raiders kept...