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AP Player of the Week: Cotie McMahon of Ohio State helps Buckeyes beat Iowa

The Associated Press national player of the week in women's basketball for Week 11 of the season: COTIE MCMAHON, Ohio State The 6-foot sophomore wing from Centerville, Ohio, scored a career-high 33 points and added 12 rebounds to help the Buckeyes beat No. 2 Iowa in overtime. The win was Ohio ...

Sam Merrill scores 26, Cavs ease past Magic 126-99 for 8th straight win

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sam Merrill helped the Cleveland Cavaliers close out their eighth straight win in the first 15 minutes Monday night. Merrill hit his first five 3-point attempts and scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half as the Cavaliers rolled to a 126-99 win over the Orlando ...

Sam Merrill scores 26, Cavs ease past Magic 126-99 for 8th straight win

By DICK SCANLON Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sam Merrill helped the Cleveland Cavaliers close out their eighth straight win in the first 15 minutes Monday night. Merrill hit his first five 3-point attempts and scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half as the Cavaliers rolled ...

RaeQuan Battle, Pat Suemnick lead West Virginia over No. 3 Kansas 91-85

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia can finally enjoy some positives after going through the wringer the past eight months. The Mountaineers have endured Hall of Fame coach Bob Huggins' exit following a drunken driving arrest that led to a roster makeover. Add to that a preseason health ...

Great Osobor’s 20 points power No. 16 Utah State past Fresno State 83-62

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Great Osobor tallied 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead no. 16 Utah State to a 83-62 victory over Fresno State on Saturday. Ian Martinez chipped in 14 points and a career-high six assists to help the Aggies (17-2, 5-1 Mountain West) bounce back from a 99-86 loss at New ...

Sengun scores a career-high 37, Rockets outlast Jazz in OT 127-126

HOUSTON (AP) — Alperen Sengun scored a career-high 37 points and had a game-high 14 rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to a 127-126 overtime win over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night. Sengun missed two free throws with 8.1 seconds remaining in overtime, and Utah's Jordan Clarkson missed a ...

Smith scores 24 to lead Utah to 80-77 victory over Oregon

Deivon Smith scored 15 of his career-high 24 points in the second half and Utah got the better of Oregon for just the third time in 26 tries with an 80-77 victory on Sunday. Smith sank 9 of 17 shots with three 3-pointers and finished one rebound and one assist away from a triple-double for the ...

MacKinnon’s five points, O’Connor’s hat trick lead Avalanche past Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nathan MacKinnon had two goals and three assists, Logan O'Connor recorded a hat trick and the Colorado Avalanche held on to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Saturday. Cole Makar recorded his 300th career point, Mikko Rantanen scored twice and Ross Colton added three ...

Joel Embiid scores 33 points, 76ers beat Hornets 97-89 for 5th straight victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid had 33 points to extend his franchise-record run of 30 or more to 20 games and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Charlotte Hornets 97-89 on Saturday night for their fifth straight victory. The reigning NBA MVP Embiid also had 10 rebounds. He was 11 of 23 from ...

Blake Hinson’s hot shooting leads Pittsburgh over No. 7 Duke 80-76

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Blake Hinson scored 24 points on a perfect 7-of-7 shooting from 3-point range as Pittsburgh won in Cameron Indoor Stadium for the first time since 1979, beating No. 7 Duke 80-76 on Saturday night. Hinson shot 8-of-10 from the floor and collected a team-high eight rebounds ...

Tarasenko, Giroux help lift Senators to 5-3 comeback win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vladimir Tarasenko and Claude Giroux scored third-period goals and the Ottawa Senators came back to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Sunday in Shane Pinto's return to the lineup from a gambling suspension. Tim Stützle had a pair of goals, including an empty-netter, ...