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Heat rally again, top Magic 110-105 to close 3-0 homestand

Jan. 27, 2023 22:55 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler had 29 points, Bam Adebayo added 20 and the Miami Heat rallied again in the fourth quarter to beat the Orlando Magic 110-105 on Friday night. Max Strus scored 17 points, 15 of them on 3-pointers, for Miami — which moved a season-high six games over .500...

Gilgeous-Alexander has 35, leads Thunder past Cavs 112-100

Jan. 27, 2023 22:31 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored 35 points, his fourth consecutive with at least 30, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 112-100 on Friday night. Gilgeous-Alexander made 12 of 21 shots and added eight assists and five rebounds. Jalen...

Antetokounmpo scores 41 points, Bucks beat Pacers 141-131

Jan. 27, 2023 22:29 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When the Milwaukee Bucks needed a steadying presence Friday night at Indiana, Giannis Antetokounmpo provided it — even from the free-throw line. The Eastern Conference All-Star captain finished with 41 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and made five of eight...

Baer posts double-double, leads Siena over Iona 70-53

Jan. 27, 2023 21:57 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Baer finished with 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead Siena to a 70-53 victory over Iona on Friday night. Andrew Platek scored 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Saints (14-7, 8-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference). Jackson Stormo sank 7 of 11 shots...

Spear sparks Robert Morris past Detroit Mercy 85-77

Jan. 27, 2023 21:17 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kahliel Spear scored 25 points and Robert Morris beat Antoine Davis and Detroit Mercy for the first time 85-77 on Friday night. Spear made 10 of 14 shots from the floor and all five of his free throws for the Colonials (10-12, 5-6 Horizon League). Josh Corbin hit...

Rodney Terry constantly auditioning as Texas interim coach

Jan. 27, 2023 13:31 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Every game the Texas Longhorns play feels like an audition for interim coach Rodney Terry. At some point, the school must decide if he deserves a callback. What would that take? A Big 12 championship? A deep run into the NCAA Tournament? Texas...

Keyontae Johnson at No. 5 K-State to face ex-Gator teammates

Jan. 27, 2023 11:48 AM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — There are still a handful of players left at Florida who remember the exact moment, during a timeout against rival Florida State more than two years ago, that Keyontae Johnson collapsed to the floor and time seemed to stand still. Johnson was loaded onto a...

Senechal, Edwards lead No. 5 UConn past Tennessee 84-67

Jan. 27, 2023 09:03 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lou Lopez Senechal scored 26 points and Aaliyah Edwards added 25 to lead No. 5 Connecticut to a 84-67 victory over Tennessee in a matchup of iconic women's basketball programs on Thursday night. Aubrey Griffen and Dorka Juhasz each scored 13 points for the...

Big Ten's depth poses strong challenge for women's title run

Jan. 27, 2023 07:36 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — It took four days for the No. 2 Ohio State women to go from unbeaten to second place in the Big Ten. If the Buckeyes don't find a fix quickly, coach Kevin McGuff knows the slide could accelerate. Here, in perhaps the top women's basketball...

No. 6 Arizona beats Washington State 63-58 to split series

Jan. 27, 2023 02:22 AM EST

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Azuolas Tubelis had 18 points and 12 rebounds and No. 6 Arizona beat Washington State 63-58 on Thursday night. Kerr Kriisa added 15 points to help Wildcats (18-3, 7-3 Pac-12) split the season series with the Cougars (9-13. 4-7). “They were a...