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Miami (OH) 58, Kent State 66

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KENT, Ohio — Justin Greene scored 18 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Kent State beat Miami (Ohio) 66-58 on Saturday night.

The Golden Flashes (22-8, 12-3 Mid-American Conference) have won four in a row and face Akron on March 5 with the MAC East Division regular season title on the line. Both teams [...]

Pierce helps Buffalo rally past Ohio 72-69

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BUFFALO, N.Y. – The Buffalo men’s basketball team overcame a 10-point deficit with less than seven minutes remaining to nip visiting Ohio 72-69 Saturday evening at Alumni Arena.

Ohio was powered by double-double efforts from D.J. Cooper (12 points, 11 assists) and Kenneth van Kempen (16 points, 10 rebounds). Cooper also added eight rebounds. [...]

Morehead St. 73, Tenn.-Martin 63

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MOREHEAD, Ky. — Kenneth Faried scored 15 points to help lead Morehead State past Tennessee-Martin 73-63 on Saturday night.

Terrance Hill and Les Simmons chipped in with 12 points each for the Eagles (21-9, 15-3 Ohio Valley Conference). Morehead State closed out its regular season winning four of its last five games.

The two teams [...]

Murray St. 88, E. Kentucky 74

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RICHMOND, Ky. — B.J. Jenkins and Isaiah Canaan scored 22 points apiece to lead Murray State to an 88-74 win over Eastern Kentucky on Saturday night.

The Racers (27-4, 17-1 Ohio Valley Conference) shot 61.7 percent from the field (29-for-47), including 64.7 percent from 3-point range (11-for-17). Murray State swept the season series against [...]

Flyers finally find shooting touch in UMass blowout

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University of Dayton guard Rob Lowery had 13 points, two rebounds and five assists in the Flyers' 96-68 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday, Feb. 27.

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DAYTON, Ohio — Mickey Perry scored 15 points and sparked a second-half run with four 3-pointers to help Dayton rebound from two straight losses for a 96-68 victory [...]

Jones steps up in second half to help lift Mountaineers past Bearcats

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Cincinnati's Ibrahima Thomas (32) grabs a rebound over West Virginia's Wellington Smith (35) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Morgantown, W.Va. on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia imposed its rebounding will after halftime to offset another double-digit deficit at home.

Kevin Jones scored 10 of his [...]

Buckeyes send Wolverines to third straight loss

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Ohio State's David Lighty (23) drives to the basket as Michigan's Manny Harris (3) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb 27, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — After helping No. 9 Ohio State to a 66-55 win over Michigan on Saturday, Evan Turner had some [...]

No. 17 Tennessee ends No. 2 Kentucky's eight-game win streak

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Kentucky's John Wall shoots during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010 in Knoxville, Tenn.

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – J.P. Prince had 20 points and Scotty Hopson added 15 and No. 19 Tennessee withstood a late rally to upset No. 2 Kentucky 74-65 Saturday, [...]

NFL may change OT rules for playoffs

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INDIANAPOLIS — An NFL spokesman said Saturday the league could change its overtime format for playoff games at a meeting next month.

Under the new format, both teams would get the ball at least once unless the first team to get the ball scores a touchdown, Greg Aiello said. If the first team to [...]

Burke nursing broken finger at Reds' training camp

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Chris Burke works on his batting form.

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GOODYEAR, Ariz. — Chris Burke jokingly blames his father for his broken finger.

The Cincinnati Reds‘ utilityman broke his right ring finger during a drill Thursday. He kidded that if his dad hadn’t taught him the proper way to catch a popup, he wouldn’t be sidelined now.

“I [...]