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Florida Panthers defenseman Mark Pysyk is congratulated for his goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period of an NHL hockey game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Panthers beat Red Wings 4-1 for season-high 4-game streak

Jan. 18, 2020 11:01 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Florida Panthers were thrilled to have banged-up goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky back on the ice. He was pretty happy about it, too. Bobrovsky made 27 saves, helping Florida beat the Detroit Red Wings 4-1 on Saturday night to win four straight for the first time this season. “Great to...

Aninye scores 15 points as Stetson holds off Jacksonville

Jan. 18, 2020 9:33 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kenny Aninye scored 15 points as Stetson defeated Jacksonville 64-59 on Saturday night. Rob Perry had 13 points for Stetson (9-11, 3-2 Atlantic Sun Conference), which has won four straight on the road. Mahamadou Diawara added 11 points, nine rebounds and three blocks. Joel Kabimba...

Lovan scores 17 points; UAB holds off Florida Atlantic 68-65

Jan. 18, 2020 9:19 PM EST

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Tavin Lovan scored 17 points, Jalen Benjamin forced a turnover and made a pair of free throws in the final seconds and UAB beat Florida Atlantic 68-65 on Saturday. Jailyn Ingram made two free throws to pull FAU to 66-65 with six seconds to play. Kassim Nicholson missed two free...

Osaghae, Andrews lead FIU past Middle Tennessee 83-69

Jan. 18, 2020 9:17 PM EST

UNIVERSITY PARK, Fla. (AP) — Osasumwen Osaghae and Devon Andrews scored 18 points apiece and Florida International breezed to an 83-69 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday. Osaghae sank 7 of 12 shots from the floor for the Panthers (13-6, 4-2 Conference USA) and he added 11 rebounds and blocked four...

Ingram's free throws lift UCF over South Florida 55-54

Jan. 18, 2020 8:42 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Dazon Ingram sank 3 of 4 free throws in the final 53 seconds and UCF closed the game on a 6-0 run to fend off South Florida 55-54 on Saturday. Justin Brown's 3-pointer with 2:14 remaining in the game gave South Florida a 54-49 lead. Matt Milon answered with a 3-pointer to pull the...

Applewhite, South Carolina St. subdue Florida A&M

Jan. 18, 2020 8:34 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Damani Applewhite scored 22 points and South Carolina State topped Florida A&M 81-65 on Saturday. Applewhite finished shooting 6 of 8 from the field and missed just one of 11-attempted foul shots. He grabbed nine rebounds with five coming on the offensive end. Jahmari Etienne...

East quarterback James Morgan, of Florida International, (12) throws a pass against the East during the first half of the East West Shrine football game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

LeMay's 2 TDs lead East over West 31-27 in Shrine Bowl

Jan. 18, 2020 8:08 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mission accomplished for Florida International's James Morgan, Charlotte's Benny LeMay and Navy's Malcolm Perry in the East-West Shrine Bowl. The trio shined for the East in a 31-27 victory, with Morgan leading two first-quarter touchdown drives and LeMay rushing for a pair of...

North Alabama holds off late Florida Gulf Coast rally, 70-65

Jan. 18, 2020 7:29 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Agnew had 17 points as North Alabama narrowly beat Florida Gulf Coast 70-65 on Saturday. Mervin James had 13 points for North Alabama (8-11, 3-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). C.J. Brim added 13 points and Jamari Blackmon had 11, including four straight free throws in the final...

Blount scores 29 as NC Central beats Bethune-Cookman

Jan. 18, 2020 7:26 PM EST

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jibri Blount had 29 points and 10 rebounds as North Carolina Central routed Bethune-Cookman 86-59 on Saturday. Blount shot 10 for 13 from the field and converted 9 of 10 free throws. C.J. Keyser had 18 points for North Carolina Central (7-11, 3-1 Mid-Eastern Conference). Deven...

Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) guards Florida forward Omar Payne (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Payne's career game helps Florida beat No. 4 Auburn 69-47

Jan. 18, 2020 5:04 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Omar Payne was an afterthought in Florida's highly touted recruiting class, which featured high school All-Americans Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann. No one expected Payne to start, let along star, in any games this season. So his performance against Auburn was a bigger shock than the...