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Alcorn St deals Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10th straight loss 60-52

Feb. 17, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews had 17 points as Alcorn State topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60-52 on Monday night. Maurice Howard had 13 points for Alcorn State (12-12, 8-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. He also had seven turnovers but only six assists....

'True Grit' novelist Charles Portis dies at age 86

Feb. 17, 2020 4:03 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist Charles Portis, a favorite among critics and writers for such shaggy dog stories as "Norwood" and "Gringos" and a bounty for Hollywood whose droll, bloody Western "True Grit" was a best-seller twice adapted into Oscar nominated films, died Monday at age 86. Portis, a former...

Auburn's Austin Wiley pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

SEC stacked with NCAA Tournament bubble teams

Feb. 16, 2020 10:46 PM EST

The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as high as No. 5 in The AP Top 25 and was among the top 16 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings earlier this month. The Tigers have lost just three times in...

No. 23-Arkansas subdues Ole Miss 108-64

Feb. 16, 2020 5:02 PM EST

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Alexis Tolefree scored 19 points and Chelsea Dungee scored 18 and No. 23-ranked Arkansas disposed of Ole Miss 108-64 on Sunday to set an SEC single-game scoring record. The Razorbacks also topped the century mark beating Kentucky 103-85 last week. Arkansas (20-5, 8-4 Southeastern...

Southern ends skid while continuing UAPB's drought

Feb. 15, 2020 10:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Skyler Baggs scored 19 points and Amel Kuljuhovic and Lamarcus Lee each scored 10 and Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 73-49 on Saturday. Eleven different Jaguars entered the scoring column. Southern (10-15, 7-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference) owned a 40-26 rebound advantage and...

Mitchell leads Sam Houston State past Central Arkansas 82-67

Feb. 15, 2020 7:32 PM EST

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Kai Mitchell poured in a career-high 30 points, adding eight rebounds and three assists, and Sam Houston State drilled Central Arkansas 82-67 on Saturday. Mitchell connected on 11 of 15 shots from the floor, including 3 of 4 from 3-point range, for the Bearkats (17-9, 10-5...

Pearson scores 27 as Texas State beats Arkansas State 69-64

Feb. 15, 2020 6:24 PM EST

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Nijal Pearson had 27 points as Texas State defeated Arkansas State 69-64 on Saturday. Eric Terry had 10 points for Texas State (17-10, 10-6 Sun Belt Conference), which has won four straight at home. Isiah Small added eight rebounds. Arkansas State scored 13 points in the first half...

Last-second tip-in lifts Mississippi State over Arkansas

Feb. 15, 2020 3:59 PM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Abdul Ado’s tip-in with 0.6 seconds left lifted Mississippi State to a 78-77 win over Arkansas on Saturday afternoon. Mason Jones, who scored a game-high 38 points, had given Arkansas a one-point lead after a pair of free throws with 59 seconds left. On the other end, Tyson...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson speaks to reporters in Little Rock, Ark. A federal appeals court panel in Washington has upheld a lower court's decision that blocked the Trump administration's work requirements for Medicaid recipients. The Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, decision from a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., found Arkansas' work requirements for Medicaid recipients to be

Appeals court deals blow to Trump's Medicaid work rules

Feb. 14, 2020 4:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's effort to remake Medicaid by requiring low-income people to work for health care suffered a serious setback Friday when a federal appeals court ruled it goes beyond what's allowed by law. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals...

Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry (1) looks for room past Mississippi forward KJ Buffen (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Oxford, Miss., Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. Mississippi won 83-58. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

SEC's bubble teams need to start making better impression

Feb. 14, 2020 2:42 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this week: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Mississippi State (15-9, 6-5 SEC) at Arkansas (16-8, 4-7): This game features two bubble teams that desperately need a win to boost their NCAA Tournament credentials. Arkansas started out 14-2 this season but has...