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Vegas Golden Knights right wing Mark Stone, left, fights with St. Louis Blues defenseman Justin Faulk (72) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

The Latest: Boston U pausing sports as students return

Jan. 27, 2021 3:51 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Patriot League men’s and women’s basketball games between Boston University and Holy Cross scheduled for this weekend have been postponed due to a rise in positive COVID-19 tests with the return of students for...

Cat-Griz men's basketball games canceled due to COVID-19

Jan. 27, 2021 3:06 PM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — This week’s Montana-Montana State men’s basketball games have been canceled due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Montana program, the university announced Wednesday. The rivalry games were scheduled for Thursday night in Missoula and Saturday afternoon in Bozeman....

Evan Mobley #4 of the USC Trojans rebounds against the Utah Utes In the first half of a NCAA basketball game at Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 2, 2021. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

Oregon State at USC tops the week in Pac-12 hoops

Jan. 27, 2021 2:31 AM EST

Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK: Oregon State at Southern California, Thursday. What would have been the marquee game of the week, Oregon at No. 23 UCLA, was postponed due to COVID-19 issues in the Ducks' program. The other game between the Pac-12's other Southern...

Auburn forward Javon Franklin dunks against Missouri during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

Cooper lifts Auburn to 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri

Jan. 27, 2021 12:26 AM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Sharife Cooper had 28 points, eight rebounds and seven assists to lead Auburn to an 88-82 win over No. 12 Missouri on Tuesday night. Cooper, a freshman point guard who missed Auburn’s first 11 contests this season, had his fourth 20-point outing in six career games. Bruce...

Saint Louis' Jordan Goodwin (0) heads to the basket as Dayton's Jordy Tshimanga, left, defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

No. 22 Saint Louis falls to Dayton 76-71 in first game back

Jan. 27, 2021 12:12 AM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Saint Louis University Billikens had only four days of practice before taking the court for the first time in 33 days. By the time they found their rhythm, time had run out. Jalen Crutcher scored 27 points and Ibi Watson added 18 to lead Dayton to a 76-71 win over No. 22 Saint Louis on...

LSU scores final 18 points of game to beat Texas A&M 78-66

Jan. 27, 2021 12:09 AM EST

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Cameron Thomas finished with 28 points and LSU scored the final 18 points of the game to beat Texas A&M 78-66 on Tuesday night. Texas A&M led 66-60 with 8:50 remaining and then missed its last 15 field goals plus a free throw. The Tigers (11-4, 6-3 Southeastern...

Sears scores 21 to lead Ohio past Western Michigan 81-58

Jan. 26, 2021 11:49 PM EST

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Mark Sears had a season-high 21 points as Ohio romped past Western Michigan 81-58 on Tuesday night. Dwight Wilson III had 19 points and eight rebounds for Ohio (9-6, 5-4 Mid-American Conference). Lunden McDay and Ben Vander Plas added 11 points apiece. Jason Preston had six points and...

McCray carries Portland St. over St. Martin's 69-60

Jan. 26, 2021 11:45 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Amari McCray had a career-high 22 points as Portland State defeated St. Martin’s 69-60 on Tuesday night. Paris Dawson had 12 points for Portland State (4-8). James Scott added 10 points. Khalid Thomas had three blocks. Tyler Velasquez had 12 points and six assists for the...

Duke snaps 3-game skid, holds off Georgia Tech for 75-68 win

Jan. 26, 2021 11:34 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — DJ Steward scored 19 points, Jalen Johnson added 18 and Duke snapped a three-game losing streak pulling away from Georgia Tech 75-68 on Tuesday night. Duke (6-5, 4-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) made 7 of 10 foul shots in the last 79 seconds after Khalid Moore's layup with 1:40 left...

Williams leads UT Martin past SE Missouri 69-66

Jan. 26, 2021 11:33 PM EST

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jaron Williams had a season-high 20 points as UT Martin ended its nine-game losing streak, narrowly beating Southeast Missouri 69-66 on Tuesday night. Ajani Kennedy's jumper gave UT Martin (4-9, 2-7 Ohio Valley Conference) a 67-66 lead with 1:23 to play. The Skyhawks' Kenton Eskridge...