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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2020, file photo, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo gestures during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19. The school’s athletic department made the announcement Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Watts scores 20, No. 8 Michigan State beats No. 6 Duke 75-69

Dec. 1, 2020 10:40 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Rocket Watts scored 20 points and Julius Marble had a career-high 12 to help No. 8 Michigan State beat No. 6 Duke 75-69 on Tuesday night in the Champions Classic. The Spartans (3-0) closed the first half with a 13-4 surge to take a 37-33 lead at halftime. They maintained control in the...

Tryon, Staton-McCray carry Samford past Covenant 97-73

Dec. 1, 2020 10:39 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Jacob Tryon had 17 points to lead five Samford players in double figures as the Bulldogs easily beat Covenant 97-73 on Tuesday night. A.J. Staton-McCray added 15 points for the Bulldogs. Logan Dye chipped in 14, Richardson Maitre scored 14 and Christian Guess had 12. Chris Barnette...

Warren lifts Hampton over George Washington 82-78

Dec. 1, 2020 10:38 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Davion Warren scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half and Hampton opened its season with an 82-78 win over George Washington Warren matched his career high with a pair of free throws with four seconds left, before a last second basket pulled George Washington (0-2) within four....

Providence hangs on for 63-62 win over Davidson

Dec. 1, 2020 10:25 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nate Watson scored 22 points and Providence held on to defeat Davidson 63-62 in the consolation bracket of the Maui Invitational on Tuesday night. The Friars led all the way, building a 19-point lead in the middle of the first half but they couldn't put the Wildcats away. After...

Pistons sign Sirvydis, make deals with 3 others official

Dec. 1, 2020 10:21 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have signed Deividas Sirvydis, who played most recently for Hapoel Jerusalem of the Israeli Basketball Premier League. The Pistons announced the move Tuesday night. They also officially confirmed their deals with Mason Plumlee, Jahlil Okafor and Josh Jackson. The 6-foot-8...

Cleveland lifts NC A&T past Charleston Southern 70-63

Dec. 1, 2020 10:14 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Fred Cleveland Jr. had 15 points off the bench to lift North Carolina A&T to a 70-63 win over Charleston Southern on Tuesday night. Tyler Maye had 14 points for NC A&T (2-2). Tyrone Lyons added 12 points and three blocks, and Kameron Langley had 11 points, six assists and...

Baylor guard DiDi Richards (2) drives around South Florida guard Maria Alvarez (1) during the second half of an NCAA women's college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Richards returns from injury, No. 4 Baylor beats USF 67-62

Dec. 1, 2020 10:13 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — DiDi Richards had four points and seven assists in her return from a scary spinal cord injury five weeks ago, Queen Egbo scored a game-high 25 points and No. 4 Baylor beat South Florida 67-62 on Tuesday night. The Lady Bears (2-0) became the 15th women’s program in Division I...

Kensmil lifts Stephen F. Austin over LeTourneau 102-57

Dec. 1, 2020 10:12 PM EST

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Gavin Kensmil tied his career high with 23 points as Stephen F. Austin romped past LeTourneau 102-57 on Tuesday night. Kensmil hit 11 of 14 shots and grabbed seven rebounds. David Kachelries had 17 points for Stephen F. Austin (1-0). DeAndre Heckard added 15 points and Roti Ware...

Johnson scores 14 to lead Dayton over Eastern Illinois 66-63

Dec. 1, 2020 9:43 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Chase Johnson had 14 points and seven rebounds as Dayton edged past Eastern Illinois 66-63 on Tuesday night. Jalen Crutcher made two free throws with 12 seconds left, and Josiah Wallace missed a 3-pointer at the other end. Ibi Watson had 16 points and six rebounds for Dayton (1-0)....

Villanova's Justin Moore, center, keeps the ball from Hartford's Traci Carter, left, and Austin Williams, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Moore scores 15, No. 12 Villanova routs Hartford 87-53

Dec. 1, 2020 9:43 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — After his team's first loss of the season, Villanova coach Jay Wright wanted to give his bench more playing time against Hartford. His reserves responded. Eric Dixon came off the bench to score 14 points and grab 10 rebounds and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used a balanced attack to...