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Smith hits a late 3-pointer to lift No. 10 Stanford to a win

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith hit a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left and No. 10 Stanford scored the final nine points of the game to beat Arizona 56-54 on Friday night. Stanford trailed 54-47 before Lacie Hull hit a 3-pointer to start the game-ending run with 4:10 left, ending a nearly five minute scoreless…

Sabres place Kyle Okposo on IR; demote Pilut to AHL

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have placed forward Kyle Okposo on injured reserve and demoted defenseman Lawrence Pilut to the minors. Okposo is out indefinitely after being diagnosed with his third concussion in less than three years. The 30-year-old was felled by a punch to the face during a fight with defenseman Tony…

Saric criticizes World Cup qualifying system as Croatia out

NEW YORK (AP) — Dario Saric says basketball's World Cup qualifying system "doesn't make any sense" to him after Croatia was eliminated from contention Friday. The Croatians had a strong run in the 2016 Olympics, winning their group and reaching the quarterfinals. But they will be sitting home this summer after a 77-69 loss to…

Cohen III scores 20 to lead Green Bay over UIC 63-62

CHICAGO (AP) — Sandy Cohen III had 20 points and scored the go-ahead basket on a putback with a minute to go as Green Bay edged past Illinois-Chicago 63-62 on Friday night. UIC had the ball trailing by one after Jordan Blount's defensive rebound with 15 seconds to go, but Kameron Hankerson stole it from…

Bohannon, No. 21 Iowa hold off Indiana 76-70

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Jordan Bohannon hit three 3s in overtime, including one with 20.2 seconds left, and 21st-ranked Iowa rallied to beat Indiana 76-70 in overtime on Friday night for its fifth win in six games. Tyler Cook had 18 points and Bohannon added 17 for the Hawkeyes (21-6, 10-6 Big Ten) —…

Pistons survive Blake Griffin's ejection, top Hawks 125-122

ATLANTA (AP) — The Detroit Pistons were upset to see Blake Griffin ejected — especially when they believed their best player didn't deserve the punishment. Even so, the Pistons answered their coach's call to add fuel to their playoff push. Thon Maker sank a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 16.7 seconds remaining and the Pistons overcame Griffin's…

Compher scores twice, Avs beat Blackhawks 5-3

CHICAGO (AP) — Skating in his home state, J.T. Compher helped keep the Colorado Avalanche rolling. Compher scored his second goal of the game on a breakaway to snap a tie with 5:22 left in the third period, and Colorado beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-3 Friday night for its third straight win. Compher, from the…

Wild win 2nd straight road game, beat Red Wings 3-2

DETROIT (AP) — Minnesota coach Bruce Boudreau was asked about this upcoming stretch, when the Wild will face some of the top teams in the NHL. "We playing anybody any good?" he joked. Luke Kunin and Jordan Greenway scored in the first period, and Minnesota went on to a 3-2 victory over the Detroit Red…

Tuitele scores 23, Colorado beats Washington State 72-61

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Peanut Tuitele scored a season-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting to help Colorado beat Washington State 72-61 on Friday night. Quinessa Caylao-Do added 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Buffaloes (12-14, 2-13 Pac-12). Kennedy Leonard had 12 points and eight assists. Colorado took the lead for good during a 10-2…