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Florida forward Omar Payne (5) spins between Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) and guard Samir Doughty (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top-ranked Baylor. The Gators are 2-16 all-time against the...

Willis, Eaton lead Arkansas State past South Alabama, 75-71

Jan. 23, 2020 10:40 PM EST

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Christian Willis had 17 points and six assists and Marquis Eaton posted 19 points as Arkansas State edged South Alabama 75-71 on Thursday night. Jerry Johnson had 10 points for Arkansas State (14-7, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference). Melo Eggleston added nine rebounds. Josh Ajayi had 23...

Jones, No. 15 Texas A&M women rally, beat Alabama 79-74

Jan. 23, 2020 10:31 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — N'dea Jones had her seventh consecutive double-double, Aaliyah Wilson hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds to play, and No. 15 Texas A&M rallied from an 11-point second-half deficit to beat Alabama 79-74 on Thursday night. Jones, the only player in the SEC with a double-double in...

Anderson leads North Alabama over Kennesaw State 78-58

Jan. 23, 2020 9:46 PM EST

KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — James Anderson II had 19 points off the bench to carry North Alabama to a 78-58 win over Kennesaw State on Thursday night. Anderson II shot 4 for 6 from beyond the arc. Christian Agnew had 12 points and seven rebounds for North Alabama (9-11, 4-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). Jamari...

Prison system seeks money to hire more officers

Jan. 23, 2020 8:26 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's corrections chief on Thursday asked lawmakers for a $42 million funding increase as the state tries to combat “unacceptably high” violence and comply with a federal court order to add 2,200 officers by 2022. Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn made the request...

Repeat offender sentenced to 10 years for having child porn

Jan. 23, 2020 8:09 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sex offender was sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography. Barney Knotts, 74, was sentenced Wednesday to a decade in prison, news outlets reported. Knotts, who pleaded guilty in September, was a registered sex offender in Alabama at the time of his...

2 men indicted in death of Alabama teen found dead in 2017

Jan. 23, 2020 5:43 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Two men have been indicted on murder charges in the death of an Alabama teenager whose body was found in the Tennessee River more than two years ago. WHNT-TV reported that Eugene Defredrick Collyear, 56, and Chandler Demetrius Herring, 19, were charged in the death of 17-year-old...

Teen indicted in crash that killed Auburn announcer, wife

Jan. 23, 2020 4:30 PM EST

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Grand jurors have indicted a teenager on manslaughter charges in the fatal crash that killed Auburn University announcer Rod Bramblett and his wife last year. Johnston Edward Taylor, 16, was indicted on two counts of reckless manslaughter by a grand jury on Jan. 16, news outlets...

Oregon's Justin Herbert of the South squad runs drills during practice for the Senior Bowl college football game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Herbert, other Senior Bowl players hope staying put pays off

Jan. 23, 2020 3:53 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A year ago, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert decided to stick around for his senior season instead of turning pro. Wisconsin linebacker Zack Baun didn’t really have much choice. Both had impressive final college seasons, including a head-to-head Rose Bowl matchup, and believe...

Woman charged with helping Alabama prison escapee

Jan. 23, 2020 8:06 AM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A woman is charged with assisting an Alabama inmate who was recaptured in the Tennessee Valley, authorities said. Escapee Xavier Lamont Armstead, 26, was arrested in Florence on Wednesday, according to a statement from the Department of Corrections. Officers also arrested 23-year-old...