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UCLA's Johnny Juzang raises NBA draft stock with NCAA run

Jan. 19, 2022 14:37 PM EST

UCLA guard Johnny Juzang took a big star turn at the NCAA Tournament last spring, shooting the Bruins into the Final Four with a string of incredible performances. The run heaped the hype onto the high-scoring guard heading into his junior season, not that he was listening to any of...

Former NFL players among North Carolina sports hall class

Jan. 19, 2022 14:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A trio of former National Football League players, a member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame and a holdover from 2021 highlight the new class of inductees for the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. The hall, which announced the new class on Wednesday,...

AP source: Nuggets to get Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade

Jan. 19, 2022 09:52 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have agreed to acquire veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio as part of a three-team deal that also includes Boston, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The Nuggets are trading injured players Bol...

Arkansas jumps out early in 2nd, beats South Carolina 75-59

Jan. 19, 2022 09:30 AM EST

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Jaylin Williams scored a career-high 19 points, JD Notae added 17 and Arkansas cruised to a 75-59 victory over South Carolina on Tuesday night. It was the third consecutive win for Arkansas (13-5, 3-3 Southeastern Conference), yet it ended a string of...

Splash Brothers Curry, Thompson lead Warriors past Pistons

Jan. 19, 2022 01:55 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson found his shooting stroke and Warriors fans roared at every chance. Just like the old days. Thompson had 21 points, reigning scoring champ Stephen Curry added 18 and Golden State returned from a tough trip to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-86 on...

Stroud scores 14 to carry Fresno St. over Utah St. 61-54

Jan. 19, 2022 01:24 AM EST

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Deon Stroud came off the bench to score 14 points to carry Fresno State to a 61-54 win over Utah State on Tuesday night, the Bulldogs' ninth consecutive home victory. Anthony Holland had 13 points for Fresno State (13-4, 3-1 Mountain West Conference). Orlando...

Butler's block seals Florida State's OT win over No. 6 Duke

Jan. 19, 2022 01:04 AM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State let a late lead evaporate in regulation. Given another chance in overtime, the Seminoles got it done against No. 6 Duke. RayQuan Evans made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime, John Butler blocked Wendell Moore Jr.’s...

Smith, Pack lead Kansas State past No. 23 Texas 66-65

Jan. 19, 2022 00:46 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kansas State finally is at full strength, and the Wildcats are eagerly making up ground. Mark Smith scored 22 points, Nijel Pack made a go-ahead layup with 1:13 left, and Kansas State held No. 23 Texas scoreless for the final 3 1/2 minutes to rally for a 66-65...

No. 18 Texas Tech's strong 2nd half beats No. 15 Iowa State

Jan. 19, 2022 00:41 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Kevin Obanor and No. 18 Texas Tech got physical with No. 15 Iowa State. The Red Raiders had some reinforcements this time. Two weeks after the Red Raiders lost at Iowa State with only seven healthy players, Obanor scored 13 of his 15 points with several...

Higgins carries CS Bakersfield past Cal Poly 73-60

Jan. 19, 2022 00:41 AM EST

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Kaleb Higgins had 17 points off the bench to lead Cal State Bakersfield to a 73-60 win over Cal Poly on Tuesday night. Shawn Stith had 16 points and seven rebounds for Cal State Bakersfield (6-6, 1-2 Big West Conference). Travis Henson added 11 points....