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George’s late 3 helps Clippers edge Thunder 90-88

Nov. 19, 2019 2:55 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers’ offense wasn’t doing much through three quarters, so they buckled down on defense and narrowly avoided getting beat by a couple of former teammates. Paul George hit a go-ahead 3-pointer against his old team with 25 seconds left, lifting Los Angeles over the...

Smith leads Unbeaten UCLA to win over Southern Utah

Nov. 19, 2019 2:30 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s basketball team put on a defensive clinic for the first 10 minutes of its game against Southern Utah. It had steals, blocked shots, deflections and more. UCLA coach Mick Cronin hopes he can get the Bruins to play that way for an entire game and then he might have something....

Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers

Nov. 19, 2019 2:29 AM EST

Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game. Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston. There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two...

Duke heads to Madison Square Garden after return to No. 1

Nov. 19, 2019 2:05 AM EST

Duke found itself in a familiar position this week by reclaiming the top spot in The Associated Press poll. The Blue Devils earned the top spot for the 143rd week to extend their all-time record after previous No. 1 Kentucky lost to unranked Evansville. Duke’s reign at the top will be put to the test in...

Burns scores 33, Southern tops Ecclesia College 121-55

Nov. 19, 2019 1:40 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Freshman Damiree Burns scored a career high 33 points and Southern rolled to a 121-55 win over Ecclesia College on Monday night. Jayden Saddle and Isaiah Rollins each added 12 points for the Jaguars. With Burns going 14 of 19, the Jaguars (2-2) shot 55% and had a 52-26 rebounding...

Towns hits 7 3-pointers, Wolves beat Jazz without Wiggins

Nov. 19, 2019 1:25 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Early in the second half, Karl-Anthony Towns went to the hoop and was rejected by Rudy Gobert. After that, Towns didn't even try to shoot inside the 3-point arc. Worked out pretty well. Towns tied a career high with seven 3s and scored 29 points to help the Minnesota Timberwolves hand...

NAIA Montana Tech shocks Montana 74-72

Nov. 19, 2019 1:20 AM EST

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Sindou Diallo scored 24 points and NAIA member Montana Tech shocked defending Big Sky Conference champion Montana 74-72 on Monday night. It was the first lost to a non-Division I team in 11 games under coach Travis DeCuire, their first since losing at D-II Alaska Anchorage early in...

Samuel another TCU double-double in 65-54 win over Air Force

Nov. 19, 2019 1:14 AM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kevin Samuel became the first TCU player in 25 years with three consecutive double-doubles to start a season, with a career-high 19 points and 11 rebounds in the Horned Frogs’ 65-54 win over Air Force on Monday night. RJ Nembhard added 15 points and five assists while...

Sloppy Cal beats Prairie View A&M 54-40

Nov. 19, 2019 12:59 AM EST

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Even as his team has raced out to its best start in four years, California coach Mark Fox has been critical of his team's defense. Against Prairie View A&M, it was the Golden Bears offense that caught Fox's ire. For good reason. The Bears had 22 turnovers and went seven minutes...

Doncic scores 42 in triple-double, Mavs top Spurs 117-110

Nov. 19, 2019 12:55 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic grew up idolizing LeBron James, and now the young NBA prodigy has joined James in the record book. The Dallas Mavericks needed everything Doncic delivered in a sensational performance Monday night. Doncic scored a career-high 42 points to go with 12 assists and 11 rebounds as the...