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Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (12) hangs from the rim after a dunk in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant has late burst, Grizzlies hold off Suns 114-109

Jan. 26, 2020 10:13 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The night in Memphis started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. It ended with players from both sides remembering the Los Angeles Lakers great for the good he brought to the game. As for the game itself, Ja Morant scored 14 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter to help the...

Davis scores 30 points, No. 23 Tennessee women win 63-58

Jan. 26, 2020 3:43 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rennia Davis scored 30 points, making all 10 of her free throws, and No. 23 Tennessee beat LSU 63-58 on Sunday. Davis shot 9 of 13 while the remainder of the team was hitting only 13 of 39 shots (33%) and sinking 6 of 17 free throws. She also had eight rebounds. Tennessee took the...

Brown carries Eastern Kentucky past Tennessee Tech 80-74

Jan. 25, 2020 11:49 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jomaru Brown had 31 points as Eastern Kentucky beat Tennessee Tech 80-74 on Saturday night. Brown hit 6 of 9 3-pointers. Michael Moreno had 11 points for Eastern Kentucky (9-12, 6-2 Ohio Valley Conference). Ty Taylor added 10 points. JacQuess Hobbs had nine assists. Jr. Clay had 14...

Brown scores 22 points, Murray State wins ninth straight

Jan. 25, 2020 11:15 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — Tevin Brown had 22 points as Murray State won its ninth consecutive game, topping Tennessee State 76-64 on Saturday night. Devin Gilmore had 13 points and 10 rebounds for Murray State (15-5, 8-0 Ohio Valley Conference). DaQuan Smith had 10 points and eight assists for the Racers. KJ...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, rebounds against Tennessee forward Uros Plavsic, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson, Azubuike lift No. 3 Kansas over Tennessee 74-68

Jan. 25, 2020 10:00 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — With just seven scholarship players at coach Bill Self’s disposal, No. 3 Kansas weathered early foul trouble and escaped with a win. Devon Dotson scored 22 points, Udoka Azubuike added 18 and the Jayhawks beat Tennessee 74-68 in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Azubuike was the lone...

Sims sinks winning FTs, Middle Tennessee halts 11-game slide

Jan. 25, 2020 8:56 PM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Donovan Sims sank two winning free throws with 0.7 seconds on the clock and Jayce Johnson intercepted a last-gasp pass as Middle Tennessee held on to snap an 11-game losing streak on Saturday night topping Southern Miss 65-63. Sims finished with 13 points, making 7-of-8 at the...

Southern Methodist guard Kendric Davis (3) handles the ball ahead of Memphis guard Alex Lomax (2) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Davis scores 20, SMU uses late run to upset No. 20 Memphis

Jan. 25, 2020 8:18 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — SMU rallied and rallied but kept falling short — until its defense kicked things up another level. The Mustangs held No. 20 Memphis scoreless over the final six minutes and completed a 74-70 comeback victory Saturday. Kendric Davis led SMU with 20 points and five assists...

Adams scores 24 to carry Austin Peay past Belmont 86-78

Jan. 25, 2020 7:53 PM EST

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordyn Adams had 24 points as Austin Peay extended its winning streak to eight games, topping Belmont 86-78 on Saturday. Eli Abaev had 18 points and nine rebounds for Austin Peay (14-7, 8-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Carlos Paez added 13 points. Terry Taylor had 13 points and 17...

Hodges carries E. Tennessee St. past Chattanooga 75-64

Jan. 25, 2020 6:45 PM EST

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — Bo Hodges had a career-high 27 points as East Tennessee State topped Chattanooga 75-64 on Saturday. Daivien Williamson had 15 points for East Tennessee State (18-3, 7-1 Southern Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive win. Lucas N'Guessan added 12 points. Ramon Vila had...

Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) brings the ball up the court against East Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

No. 3 UConn routs East Carolina 98-42 for another AAC win

Jan. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The key for No. 3 UConn to get open shots for Christyn Williams, Anna Makurat and others was defensive stops. Sandwiched between a big win against Tennessee on Thursday and hosting the U.S. women’s national team on Monday was a game against an unranked opponent in the...