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UNT Cruises Past Charlotte 81-65

Jordan Williams and DeAndre Harris scored 17 points apiece and North Texas rolled to an 81-65 victory over Charlotte on Thursday night.


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Red Wolves Squeak Past UTA 81-80

Anthony Livingston scored a career-high 31 points, including the game-winner, to lift Arkansas State over Texas-Arlington 81-80 on Thursday night.


Earl Lloyd, the first black player in the NBA, looks on during a tribute during halftime of the Cleveland Cavaliers game against the Washington Wizards on January 23, 2008 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. (credit: David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

Earl Lloyd, First Black NBA Player, Dies At 86

Earl Lloyd, the first black player in NBA history, died Thursday. He was 86.


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Late Shot Puts Missouri Over Aggies 70-69

Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to give Missouri women a 70-69 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday night.


Paul Millsap of the Atlanta Hawks shoots against Bernard James and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks at Philips Arena on February 25, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. (credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Short-Handed Mavs Fall To Hawks 104-87

The Hawks took the lead with a 13-0 run in the third quarter and went on to a 104-87 win Wednesday night over Dallas, who was without suspended guard Rajon Rondo.


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TCU Topples Texas Tech 71-54

Kenrich Williams scored 10 points and grabbed 16 rebounds as TCU won its third consecutive Big 12 home game, beating Texas Tech 71-54 on Wednesday night.


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Baylor Upsets Iowa State 79-70

Taurean Prince scored 20 points and 19th-ranked Baylor upset No. 12 Iowa State on the road 79-70 for its third straight win on Wednesday night.


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Lady Bears Lose To Oklahoma 68-64

Kaylon Williams and Sharane Campbell-Olds each scored 15 points, and Oklahoma defeated the third-ranked Lady Bears 68-64 on Wednesday night to end their win streak at 25 games.


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Ellis & Dirk Pace Mavs Past Raptors 99-92

The Mavericks rallied to beat the Raptors by a score of 99-92 on Tuesday night, but Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle exchanged heated words during a third-quarter timeout.


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Portis Lifts Arkansas Over Texas A&M 81-75

Led by Bobby Portis’ 22 points, the No. 18 Razorbacks narrowly held off a furious second-half rally after that — settling for an 81-75 win over Texas A&M on Tuesday night.


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West Virginia Beats Texas 71-64

Devin Williams finished with 14 points and was a big reason No. 20 West Virginia’s inside game showed up this time against Texas in the Mountaineers’ 71-64 win over the Longhorns on Tuesday night.


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New NBA Playoff Format Could Be Exciting

One idea that has been floated around the NBA — and will likely one day happen, somehow — is for the best 16 teams to make the playoffs, regardless of their conference.