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Louisville airs it out in 34-20 win over NC State

Nov. 17, 2019 12:35 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Louisville’s big-play passing ability helped the Cardinals clinch bowl eligibility Saturday night as Micale Cunningham threw four touchdown passes in a 34-20 win over N.C. State. With the Wolfpack missing its top five cornerbacks because of injury, Cunningham completed deep...

'You've got to give back': Veteran helps restore homes

Nov. 17, 2019 12:06 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Seeing her neighbors come together after Hurricane Florence devastated their neighborhood in 2018 inspired retired Army Master Sgt. Avis Rankins to help others in need of shelter. Service was instilled and impressed upon Rankins from an early age. Rankins, who calls North Carolina...

Hornets edge Knicks on Graham’s 9th 3-pointer

Nov. 16, 2019 11:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Another night, another late 3-pointer to win for the Charlotte Hornets. First, it was Malik Monk heaving a 26-footer to edge Detroit. It was Devonte’ Graham’s turn Saturday. Graham made his ninth 3-pointer of the game with 2.8 seconds remaining, finishing with 29 points to...

Smith scores 22 to lead Indiana to 100-62 win over Troy

Nov. 16, 2019 11:15 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana put up points, but Justin Smith saw the team's solid defense in the Hoosiers' 100-62 victory over Troy on Saturday night. "In the first half it was definitely a building block that we can take going into the next couple games," Smith said. "Coach (Archie) Miller has been...

Brajkovic carries Davidson over UNC-Wilmington 87-49

Nov. 16, 2019 10:04 PM EST

DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — Luka Brajkovic had a career-high 21 points as Davidson easily beat UNC Wilmington 87-49 on Saturday night. Kellan Grady had 14 points and nine rebounds for Davidson (1-2). Carter Collins added 13 points and seven rebounds. Jon Axel Gudmundsson had 12 points and seven rebounds for the...

Syracuse routs Duke 49-6, snaps 4-game slide

Nov. 16, 2019 10:00 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Syracuse’s quarterback stayed upright and its running backs ran free. The Orange’s new-look defense kept its opponent out of the end zone. They only needed one win to avoid being 0-for-the-ACC — and did they ever get it. Syracuse routed Duke 49-6 on Saturday to snap...

Jones carries UNC-Asheville past Brevard College 79-49

Nov. 16, 2019 9:19 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Tajion Jones posted 16 points as UNC-Asheville routed Division III-member Brevard College 79-49 on Saturday night. Jamon Battle had 13 points for UNC-Asheville (2-2). Cannon Lamb had 14 points, six rebounds and two assists for the Tornados. Joshua Wilson added seven rebounds. Mike...

Record-breaking Martin leads NC A&T past Bethune-Cookman

Nov. 16, 2019 8:52 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Jah-Maine Martin scored three touchdowns and had 120 yards rushing on 19 carries and North Carolina A&T beat Bethune-Cookman 47-17 on Saturday. Martin’s third score of the day was his 19th of the season and broke the previous record of 18 held by Tarik Cohen, currently...

Homesley carries Liberty past East Carolina 77-57

Nov. 16, 2019 7:00 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Caleb Homesley had 25 points as Liberty routed East Carolina 77-57 on Saturday to remain unbeaten. Homesley hit 6 of 8 3-pointers. Darius McGhee had 15 points for Liberty (4-0), playing its first road game. Jayden Gardner had 26 points on 10 of 15 shooting for the Pirates (1-3)....

Samford’s big 2nd quarter leads to 31-13 win over W Carolina

Nov. 16, 2019 6:52 PM EST

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Liam Welch passed for one score and ran for another as Samford rallied past Western Carolina 31-13 on Saturday. The Bulldogs (5-6, 4-4 Southern Conference) spotted Western Carolina (3-8, 2-6) a 10-point lead before a punt return for a TD, a Welch run and a Mitchell Fineran field goal...