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McMurray scores 25, SMU pulls away to beat UConn 77-59

DALLAS (AP) — Jahmal McMurray drove for three straight layups in a 12-2 run late in the first half, and SMU went on to beat UConn 77-59 on Thursday night. The game was tied at 24 before the Mustangs regained the lead with 3-pointers by Nat Dixon and Isiaha Mike before McMurray began slicing through…

Morgan, Brown help Seattle break 4-game skid, top UMKC 69-64

SEATTLE (AP) — Terrell Brown scored 21 points, Morgan Means 18 and neither missed from the free throw line in the last 24 seconds as Seattle held off UMKC 69-64 in a game that saw 10 ties and 11 lead changes Thursday night. Riley Grigsby scored 12, including all three of his 3-pointers, Myles Carter…

McGhee lifts Austin Peay past SE Missouri 83-70

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jabari McGhee tallied 18 points and 19 rebounds to carry Austin Peay to an 83-70 win over Southeast Missouri on Thursday night. Chris Porter-Bunton had 19 points for Austin Peay (20-8, 12-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Terry Taylor added 13 points. Isaiah Hart had 13 points for the home team. Sage Tolbert…

Boatwright, Rakocevic lead USC past Oregon, 66-49

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was a rare sighting Thursday, snow falling along the Los Angeles foothills. In downtown there was a much more common occurrence - Bennie Boatwright knocking down 3s. The USC senior scored 20 points, all but two coming from beyond the 3-point line, to lead the Trojans to a 66-49 victory…

McDavid scores in overtime, Oilers top Islanders 4-3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Edmonton Oilers finally feel as though they got the result they deserved from the work they've put in. Connor McDavid scored in overtime and added an assist as the Oilers snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday. "We have been playing…

UC Irvine beats Cal Poly 74-47

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — onathan Galloway had 14 points and Max Hazzard posted 14 points as UC Irvine won its ninth straight game, easily beating Cal Poly 74-47 on Thursday night. Collin Welp had eight rebounds for UC Irvine (23-5, 11-1 Big West Conference). Cal Poly scored 18 points in the first half, a season…

Graves lifts Sacramento St. past Weber St. 78-76

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Graves had 24 points and Ethan Esposito made two free throws with one second left as Sacramento State narrowly beat Weber State 78-76 on Thursday night. Joshua Patton added 21 points for the Hornets. Patton also had 12 rebounds for the Hornets. Esposito had 10 points for Sacramento State (12-12,…

Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov is keeping exceptional company in the NHL record book — the kind of crowd that could fill out a wing at the Hall of Fame. Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to…

Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks shook off any All-Star break hangover in a hurry. Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position,…

Arizona ends 7-game losing streak with 76-51 win over Cal

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A hot Ryan Luther and a dose of confidence was just what Arizona needed to end a long losing streak. Luther scored eight of his 19 points during a key second-half stretch and the Wildcats rolled over California 76-51 Thursday night to end their longest losing streak in 36 years. "I'm…