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USC women upset previously unbeaten No. 7 UCLA in double OT

Jan. 18, 2020 2:24 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anytime Southern California beats UCLA it is special. The fact that the Trojans upset the nation's only remaining unbeaten team in Division I women's basketball on Friday night made it that much sweeter. Aliyah Jeune and Alissa Pili both posted double-doubles and came up big in double...

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic celebrates during a timeout in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Dallas. The Mavericks won 120-112. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Doncic, Hardaway lead Mavericks over Trail Blazers, 120-112

Jan. 18, 2020 1:27 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic's pursuit of Jason Kidd's triple-double record in Dallas will have to wait. This night was about the 20-year-old sensation's 3-point shooting. Doncic drained a career-best eight 3s on his way to 35 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. added 29 and the Mavericks beat Portland 120-112 on Friday...

Slocum scores 15, helps No. 8 Oregon State defeat California

Jan. 18, 2020 1:24 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State was facing adversity for the first time this season and head coach Scott Rueck received the response he was hoping for. Coming off their first loss of the season last weekend at Arizona State, the eighth-ranked Beavers (16-1, 4-1 Pac-12) bounced back and beat California...

In this Dec. 29, 2019 photo, Pulaski/Carmen High School basketball coach Melvin White coaches his players In Milwaukee. White works to ensure his kids win in the game of life. (Edgar Mendez/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service via AP) .

Milwaukee coach prioritizes making students ‘better people’

Jan. 18, 2020 1:05 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — It’s the day after Christmas, and the sounds of thumping basketballs, squeaking sneakers and shouts from Pulaski/Carmen High School boys varsity basketball coach Melvin White echo off the walls of the school’s gym. “No one in the City Conference is going to fall for...

Philadelphia 76ers' Furkan Korkmaz goes up to shoot during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Korkmaz gets hot, scores 24 to lift 76ers over Bulls 100-89

Jan. 18, 2020 1:04 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Furkan Korkmaz asked the Philadelphia 76ers 14 months ago to trade him somewhere he could play amid frequent shuttles back and forth to the club’s G-League team in Delaware. On Friday night, he was a lifeline for a team that may have found an answer to its desperate need for...

ADVANCE FOR PUBLICATION ON SATURDAY, JAN. 18, AND THEREAFTER - In this Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, photo, Mhiretab Tsegaye, 16, smiles at Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. He is thankful for the support he has received during his recovery from a tragic car accident. The fatal accident in November 2019 killed his friend Barry Grieve and left Tsegaye with life-threatening injuries. (Abigail Dollins/The Argus Leader via AP)

'Trying to get through': Teen returns to school after crash

Jan. 18, 2020 1:01 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Mhiretab "Tab" Tsegaye doesn't remember the night of Nov. 5. He doesn't remember hopping into Barry Grieve's Jeep after watching a volleyball game at Lincoln High School. Nor does he remember the drizzle that turned to ice on roads and bridges around Sioux Falls after the sun set....

Flavors scores 21. California Baptist tops Bethesda 96-62

Jan. 18, 2020 12:37 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Ferron Flavors, Jr. scored 21 points on five 3-pointers, five players reached double digits and California Baptist ran away from Bethesda 96-62 Friday night. Omar Lo added 15 points with 10 rebounds, Brandon Boyd scired 14 while Dejon Davis and Tre Armstrong scored 12 each for the...

Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) scores over San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan, second from right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Hawks complete late rally to stun Spurs 121-120

Jan. 18, 2020 12:31 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Vince Carter knows how difficult it is to win in San Antonio because he has experienced it for 22 seasons. Competing against the championship pedigree of the franchise, trying to tune out the frenzy of the sellout crowds at the AT&T Center and struggling to overcome the defensive...

Iowa guard CJ Fredrick shoots while under pressure from Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP)

Garza scores 33, Iowa beats No. 19 Michigan 90-83

Jan. 18, 2020 12:28 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard has seen enough of Iowa's Luka Garza this season. Garza scored 33 points in Iowa’s 90-83 win over No. 19 Michigan on Friday night. Howard, the first-year coach of the Wolverines, knew nothing about Garza before the season. But after this game, and...

No. 18 Arizona State women defeat Washington 67-50

Jan. 18, 2020 12:23 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Ja'Tavia Tapley scored 15 points, 10 players scored and No. 18 Arizona State defeated Washington 67-50 Friday night. Jamie Ruden added 10 points for the Sun Devils (14-4, 4-2 Pac-12), who won a fourth-straight game. Reili Richardson added nine points and Robbi Rayn eight with four assists....