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Sebree’s 20 lead Tennessee Tech past SIU-Edwardsville 80-68

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jaylen Sebree had 20 points in Tennessee Tech's 80-68 win over SIU-Edwardsville on Thursday night. Sebree had 11 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (10-12, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Brett Thompson scored 18 points while shooting 4 of 7 from the field and 9 for 10 from ...

Miller scores 23, No. 10 Maryland tops No. 13 Michigan 72-64

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Diamond Miller remembered the last time Maryland hosted Michigan. That was just over a year ago, hours after the death of Terrapins coach Brenda Frese's father. The Wolverines trounced the Terps by 20. "We all know what happened last year, and we got embarrassed on ...

Simon, Sears score 16, UT Martin takes down Lindenwood 66-59

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Sears and K.J. Simon scored 16 points as UT Martin beat Lindenwood 66-59 on Thursday night. Simon added 10 rebounds and five blocks for the Skyhawks (14-8, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Sears was 3 of 11 from the floor, including 1 for 6 from distance, and 9 for 11 ...

Huibregste scores 25, Wright State tops Milwaukee 93-86

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Alex Huibregste had 25 points in Wright State's 93-86 win over Milwaukee on Thursday night. Huibregste also contributed six rebounds for the Raiders (12-10, 5-6 Horizon League). Trey Calvin scored 21 points, going 5 of 13 from the floor, including 1 for 4 from distance, ...

Ellis sparks Purdue to 62-52 win at No. 22 Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Abby Ellis scored 16 points and Jeanae Terry grabbed 14 rebounds and Purdue built a 10-point first-half cushion and maintained it the rest of the way in posting a 62-52 upset of No. 22 Illinois in a Big Ten Conference battle on Thursday. The Boilermakers notched their ...

Russell scores 30, SE Missouri State downs Tennessee State

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Phillip Russell recorded 30 points as Southeast Missouri State beat Tennessee State 92-75 on Thursday night. Russell added nine assists for the Redhawks (11-11, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Aquan Smart scored 14 points and added six rebounds and four steals. Josh ...

Simmons leads Southern Indiana past Eastern Illinois 78-74

EVANSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Jelani Simmons' 21 points helped Southern Indiana defeat Eastern Illinois 78-74 on Thursday night. Simmons shot 6 for 12 (6 for 10 from 3-point range) and 3 of 6 from the free throw line for the Screaming Eagles (13-9, 6-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Jacob Polakovich ...

Zach Edey has 19 points, No. 1 Purdue beats Michigan 75-70

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zach Edey had 15 of his 19 points in the first half and Fletcher Loyer finished with 17 points to help No. 1 Purdue hold off Michigan 75-70 on Thursday night. The Boilermakers (20-1, 9-1 Big Ten) had a 15-0 run to go ahead 41-28 lead in the first half after there were ...

Holmes, Garzon lead No. 6 Indiana women past No. 2 Ohio St

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Yarden Garzon's stat line for No. 6 Indiana was plenty impressive — 20 points with four 3s, plus 10 rebounds in a 78-65 win over No. 2 Ohio State. It's what the freshman from Israel did without the ball that really helped the Hoosiers on Thursday night. With ...

Bennett’s 3 gives Merrimack win over Central Connecticut

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Devon Savage scored 17 points to lead Merrimack and Javon Bennett knocked down the game-winning 3-pointer with 2.7 seconds remaining as the Warriors took down Cent. Conn. St. 64-61 on Thursday night. Savage added eight rebounds for the Warriors (7-15, 5-3 Northeast ...

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

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 Huskies ...

LeBron, Giannis chosen as captains for NBA All-Star Game

LeBron James is closing in on Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA career scoring record. And now, he has caught Abdul-Jabbar on another page of the All-Star record book. James was announced Thursday as an NBA All-Star for the 19th time, the Los Angeles Lakers' star tying Abdul-Jabbar for the most ...

Randle scores 37, Knicks rally to beat Celtics 120-117 in OT

BOSTON (AP) — The Knicks are a young team that's still learning how to string together victories. They're hoping to bottle several lessons from their latest outing. Julius Randle had 37 points and nine rebounds, and hit the free throws that gave New York the lead for good in a 120-117 ...

Hedman lifts Lightning over Bruins for 11th straight at home

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Victor Hedman scored the go-ahead goal with 6:31 remaining and the Tampa Bay Lightning tied a team record with their 11th straight home victory by defeating the NHL-best Boston Bruins 3-2 on Thursday night. Brayden Point's pass for Steven Stamkos on a 2-on-1 misfired, but ...

NFL playoffs: Mahomes shrugs off pain, plans to play

Patrick Mahomes has a very sore right ankle. Jalen Hurts has a bum right shoulder. Even so, neither quarterback is complaining in the lead up to Sunday's NFL conference championship games. Mahomes went through a normal morning walkthrough Wednesday and then headed out for an afternoon ...

Boum, Jones lead No. 13 Xavier over No. 19 UConn, 82-79

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 13 Xavier went into Connecticut and earned the signature road win it was seeking. Souley Boum scored 21 points, Colby Jones added 20 and the Musketeers checked that goal off their to-do list by holding off No. 19 UConn 82-79 on Wednesday night. The win was the 13th ...

No. 23 Providence dominates Butler inside for 79-58 win

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With No. 23 Providence trailing Butler by seven midway through the first half, Friars coach Ed Cooley brought Jared Bynum off the bench. PC scored the next 13 points and never trailed again. Boosted by the return of their regular starting point guard, the Friars ...

AP source: Bill O’Brien agrees to return as Patriots OC

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill O'Brien has agreed to return to the Patriots as their offensive coordinator, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn't been finalized. O'Brien spent the ...

Bam Adebayo has 30 points, Heat rallies past Celtics 98-95

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo isn't going to hear his name when the NBA announces the All-Star Game starters Thursday night. He knows that. But All-Star reserves are picked by coaches. Their ballots for the Feb. 19 game in Salt Lake City are due early next week. And Adebayo made his case for ...

Bergeron breaks tie, NHL-leading Bruins beat Canadiens 4-2

MONTREAL (AP) — Patrice Bergeron broke a tie with 2:55 left and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Following a faceoff in the offensive zone, Bergeron hopped on a loose puck in the slot and beat Samuel Montembeault ...