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Southern storms, flooding, tornado in east Mississippi city

Feb. 23, 2019 11:06 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A tornado smashed into a commercial district in the small Mississippi city of Columbus on Saturday afternoon, shattering businesses as severe storms raked the South amid days of drenching rains and a rising flood threat. The tornado struck about 5 p.m. in the east Mississippi city...

Russell's 40 points lift Nets to 117-115 win over Hornets

Feb. 23, 2019 11:06 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Six days after his first All-Star appearance, D'Angelo Russell believes his confidence is at an all-time high. "For sure, because I feel like when you have that All-Star badge, you have to be aggressive," Russell said. "Teams expect it already, they game plan for you and they are...

Parham posts career-high 38 to lead VMI past W Carolina

Feb. 23, 2019 10:54 PM EST

CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) — Bubba Parham scored a career-high 38 points and Garrett Gilkeson and Myles Lewis each scored 15 and VMI beat Western 83-78 on Saturday to snap an eight-game losing streak. Marcus Thomas' 3-point play with 33.9 seconds left brought Western Carolina within 80-78 before VMI (8-20, 2-14)...

Madison lifts High Point over Gardner-Webb 87-79

Feb. 23, 2019 9:41 PM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Madison had a career-high 23 points plus 12 rebounds as High Point defeated Gardner-Webb 87-79 on Saturday night. Although High Point led the final 37 ½ minutes, and by as many as 17 midway through the second half, Gardner-Webb drew within 82-79 with 1:27 remaining in the...

Brantley double-double lifts Charleston past Elon 84-74

Feb. 23, 2019 9:35 PM EST

ELON, N.C. (AP) — Jarrell Brantley had 24 points and 12 rebounds as Charleston defeated Elon 84-74 on Saturday night. Grant Riller had 18 points and six assists for Charleston (22-8, 11-6 Colonial Athletic Conference). Tyler Seibring had 24 points for the Phoenix (9-20, 5-11). Sheldon Eberhardt added 13...

Jackson scores 10 to carry NC A&T past SC State 63-62

Feb. 23, 2019 8:07 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Ronald Jackson registered 10 points as NC A&T won its seventh consecutive home game, narrowly beating South Carolina State 63-62 on Saturday. Kameron Langley had 10 points and eight assists for NC A&T (15-12, 10-3 Mid-Eastern Conference). Ibrahim Sylla added four blocks....

Lewis leads Presbyterian past UNC-Asheville 71-55

Feb. 23, 2019 8:03 PM EST

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Francois Lewis had 22 points as Presbyterian got past UNC-Asheville 71-55 on Saturday. Adam Flagler added 21 points for the Blue Hose. Flagler also had 10 rebounds for the Blue Hose. Cory Hightower had seven rebounds for Presbyterian (17-12, 9-5 Big South Conference). Devon Baker had...

Miller, Jr. leads NC Central past Savannah St. 78-69

Feb. 23, 2019 7:04 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Randy Miller, Jr. had 24 points as North Carolina Central defeated Savannah State 78-69 on Saturday. Miller hit 9 of 10 from the free throw line. Raasean Davis had 17 points and 11 rebounds for NC Central (14-14, 9-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Jibri Blount added 16 points and...

Johnson, Maye lead No. 8 UNC past No. 16 FSU, 77-59

Feb. 23, 2019 6:35 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — No. 8 North Carolina convincingly beat both of the Atlantic Coast Conference's hottest teams over a four-day span. In the process, the Tar Heels laid claim to that honor for themselves. Cameron Johnson had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and North Carolina routed No. 16 Florida State...

2 teens dead in North Carolina shooting

Feb. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say two teenagers are dead after a shooting in eastern North Carolina. Police in Greenville say officers were called to a residence shortly after 4:30 p.m. Friday. Officers found one victim dead from an apparent gun shot. The second victim died at a hospital. Police say...