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Blackmon scores 35, UL Monroe tops Coastal Carolina 83-70

Feb. 02, 2023 23:31 PM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — Jamari Blackmon recorded 35 points as UL Monroe beat Coastal Carolina 83-70 on Thursday night. Blackmon added eight rebounds and seven assists for the Warhawks (11-13, 7-4 Sun Belt Conference). Savion Gallion shot 3 for 6 (3 for 5 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4...

Morgan, Georgia Tech women upset No. 15 NC State 68-62

Feb. 02, 2023 22:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Tonie Morgan tied her career-high with 17 points and contributed two of the six free throws Georgia Tech made in the last 30 seconds to secure a 68-62 win over No. 15 North Carolina State on Thursday night. The Yellow Jackets took a 56-53 lead on Kayla Blackshear's...

Phillips scores 14, UNC Wilmington beats N.C. A&T 87-63

Feb. 02, 2023 21:57 PM EST

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Shykeim Phillips' 14 points helped UNC Wilmington defeat N.C. A&T 87-63 on Thursday night. Phillips added five rebounds and five assists for the Seahawks (18-6, 8-3 Colonial Athletic Association). Maleeck Harden-Hayes scored 13 points and added five...

Miles, Citron lead No. 9 Irish past Boston College 72-59

Feb. 02, 2023 21:56 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Olivia Miles and Sonia Citron had already scored 10 straight points to put away Boston College when they turned their attention to other things. “I told Sonia I needed two more assists for the double-double. And she was like, ‘All right, I’ve got you,’”...

Kitley leads No. 13 Virginia Tech women past Syracuse 78-64

Feb. 02, 2023 21:26 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Elizabeth Kitley had 20 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks, Cayla King scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and No. 13 Virginia Tech beat Syracuse 78-64 on Thursday night. Kitley missed her first four shots and went scoreless in the first quarter before...

No. 11 North Carolina women turn back Virginia 73-62

Feb. 02, 2023 20:18 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Freshman Kayla McPherson came off the bench to score 14 points and No. 11 North Carolina cruised to a 73-62 victory over Virginia on Thursday night. McPherson has played just two games in the last 800 days. She had a knee injury that sidelined her for her...

North Carolina Supreme Court hears felony voting rights case

Feb. 02, 2023 17:28 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s newly seated Supreme Court heard arguments Thursday on whether people convicted of felonies — tens of thousands statewide — should be permitted to vote if they aren’t in prison but still are serving probation or parole or have yet to pay fines. ...

North Carolina Medicaid director Dave Richard to retire

Feb. 02, 2023 16:49 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The official who oversaw the conversion of North Carolina’s Medicaid agency to managed care will retire from state government at the end of the month, the state health department said on Thursday. Dave Richard, the deputy secretary for Medicaid for the last...

N. Carolina bill would ban treatment for transgender minors

Feb. 02, 2023 15:45 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has joined a growing list of states considering bans on gender-affirming medical procedures for transgender minors. A bill filed late Wednesday in the state House would ban hormone treatments and surgeries for anyone younger than 18 and make it...

Experts warn NC bill could harm LGBTQ youth mental health

Feb. 02, 2023 14:01 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Critics of a North Carolina bill that advanced Thursday in the state Senate say it could jeopardize the mental health and physical safety of LGBTQ students who could be outed to their parents without consent. Promoted by the sponsors as a means of granting...