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Toffoli, Kings stop losing streak with 3-1 win over Rangers

Dec. 11, 2019 3:33 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kings forward Tyler Toffoli has heard the chatter about his lackluster play in a contract season. A change of position helped get Toffoli on the scoresheet, which pushed his struggling team back into the win column. Toffoli had a goal and an assist, and Los Angeles ended a four-game...

A look at who is unbeaten or winless in college basketball

Dec. 11, 2019 3:08 AM EST

The ranks of the unbeaten were thinned out even more Tuesday night. Louisville, Maryland and Butler all lost for the first time, falling to Texas Tech, Penn State and Baylor, respectively. That left just five undefeated teams in all of Division I. There are also four teams that haven't won a game yet. Here's a...

Wayland Baptist's J.J. Culver scores 100 points in game

Dec. 11, 2019 1:53 AM EST

PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) — Wayland Baptist senior guard J.J. Culver became the fourth college basketball player to score 100 or more points in a game, reaching the century mark in a 124-60 win over Southwestern Adventist on Tuesday night. Culver hit 34 of 62 shots, 12 of 33 from 3-point range and was 20 for...

Reeling Knicks drop 10th straight, 115-87 to Trail Blazers

Dec. 11, 2019 1:53 AM EST

In the wake of an easy win, the Portland Trail Blazers agreed they needed the rout for their own morale. Damian Lillard had 31 points, including eight 3-pointers, and Portland handed the wretched New York Knicks their 10th straight loss, 115-87 on Tuesday night. “Anytime you have that type of win, and...

Haldeman shot lifts Northern Iowa over No. 24 Colorado 79-76

Dec. 11, 2019 1:03 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Spencer Haldeman's steal was quite the tipping point. Haldeman stole a pass and raced down the floor for a tiebreaking layup with 49 seconds remaining, and Northern Iowa hung on to beat No. 24 Colorado 79-76 Tuesday night. Northern Iowa set up the play by putting a double-team on...

Hoosiers rebound from 1st loss of season to top UConn at MSG

Dec. 11, 2019 12:58 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Indiana struggled to score, make a string of stops or even rely on its trusty free-throw shooting. Somehow, a game after a crushing first loss of the season, the Hoosiers were headed back home winners. Indiana failed to have a double-digit scorer and still rebounded from its first loss of...

No. 11 Baylor holds on for a 53-52 win over No. 18 Butler

Dec. 11, 2019 12:26 AM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Mark Vital and his Baylor teammates now get to study for final exams. They have already passed a couple big tests on the court. Vital blocked Kamar Baldwin's potential go-ahead shot with 1.5 seconds left and No. 11 Baylor won its second game in a row over a Top 25 opponent, holding on to...

Embiid leads 76ers past Nuggets to stay perfect at home

Dec. 11, 2019 12:19 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid threw the ball over his shoulder into the basket and celebrated the no-look shot with a little shake and shimmy for the crowd. It was vintage Embiid — and something the fun-loving center wants to do more. Yes, the 76ers are winning. But their star big man wants to be...

Heat use 22-0 late run to top Hawks, 135-121 in OT

Dec. 11, 2019 12:05 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Trae Young figured the game was over. Turns out, Jimmy Butler and the Miami Heat were just getting started — on one of the craziest stat nights in team history. Duncan Robinson tied a franchise record with 10 3-pointers, Butler and Bam Adebayo each had triple-doubles and the Heat went...

Figueroa carries St. John's over Brown 82-71

Dec. 11, 2019 12:01 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LJ Figueroa scored 23 points as St. John's topped Brown 82-71 on Tuesday night. Mustapha Heron added 21 points and Rasheem Dunn had 12 points and six assists for St. John's, which won its fifth straight. Josh Roberts added nine rebounds. St. John's (9-2) dominated the first half and led...