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    Could the Sacramento Kings end up parting ways with De’Aaron Fox to try and land star big man Domantas Sabonis?  There’s plenty of intrigue leading up to the 2022 NBA trade deadline. With the big day coming on Feb. 10, multiple teams are already working overtime trying to put together the right packages to land star players. Could we see a blockbuster on the way between Sacramento and Indiana? According to Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee, his sources are telling him that the Kings not only have high interest in trying to trade for Domantas Sabonis, but the team could also be open to sending De’Aaron Fox in a deal to make things happen. De’Aaron Fox trade for Damantas Sabonis could go down before the NBA trade deadlineObviously, this would really be something. Sacramento is currently 18-28 on the year and fans are losing hope of the squad being able to make the playoffs. The Kings have recorded 15 consecutive losing seasons. The front office needs to make something happen. That’s why a trade for Sabonis is starting to...
    The Republican Party leads Democrats by double digits on the economy, national security, and jobs creation, a Wednesday Politico/Morning Consult poll revealed. While historic polling on Monday showed voters have swung away from Democrats by 14 points, congressional Republicans also have double-digit approval marks on key topics that galvanize voters. Republicans lead Democrats in the following areas: Economy (47-34 percent) National security (49-32 percent) Jobs (45-35 percent) Republicans are also leading on other key issues, such as immigration by nine points (45-37 percent) and gun policy by nine points (45-36 percent). In anther key metric, Republicans also lead Democrats on a generic ballot by one percent (42-41 percent). The polling is significant as the November midterms approach and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attempts to defend her nearly five-seat majority. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks at her weekly news conference at the Capitol building on August 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images) The chances of Pelosi retaining the speakership seems low, as Republicans gain momentum amid positive polling numbers, redistricting, and Democrat retirements. A total of 28 House Democrats...
    Two years removed from an 8-18 boys basketball season in which they won two league games, the Northgate Broncos have served notice that those days are a distant memory. Tuesday night in its home gym, the Walnut Creek school cooled off one of the Bay Area’s hottest teams. Northgate, ranked eighth by the Bay Area News Group, held off No. 4 Miramonte 60-54 behind the likes of Luke Joseph, Brady Cook, Thayne Merrill and Dylan Chung. The result improved the Broncos’ record to 14-2 overall and 4-0 in the Diablo Athletic League’s Foothill Division. Miramonte, which had won its previous nine games, dropped to 15-2, 2-1. The game was tight throughout. Northgate led 21-15 after the first quarter. The score was tied 28-28 at halftime, and Northgate nudged in front 41-38 after the third quarter. Joseph scored 16 points to lead the Broncos. Cook and Merrill each finished with 14 points. Merrill scored nine in the first quarter, and Cook sank 9 of 10 free-throw attempts in the fourth quarter. Chung chipped...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Ja Morant went off for 25 points in Monday’s big win over the Chicago Bulls and, in what has become a season-long trend, did most of his damage in the paint. Morant finished with 14 points in the paint, just a touch below his season-long average of 14.7 points in the paint per game. That marks places him among the league leaders this season (trailing only Giannis Antetokounmpo Nikola Jokic) and puts him on a potentially historic trajectory. Since the NBA began logging play-by-play data in 1996-97, making it possible to track stats like points in the paint, just 15 players have finished a season averaging at least 14.0 points in the paint per game — Shaquille O’Neal, Zion Williamson, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Anthony Davis, Dwight Howard, Nikola Jokic, Russell Westbrook, Montrezl Harrell, LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire, Andre Drummond, Al Jefferson, Karl-Anthony Towns, Clint Capela and Andre Bynum. You may notice that most of the...
    This was always Jacqueline Cruz-Towns' favorite game, when her family could gather to watch her son play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden. She died of complications related to COVID-19 in April 2020, but Karl-Anthony Towns' father, sister and other friends and family were in the arena Tuesday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM He gave them a great memory — and the Minnesota Timberwolves a big victory. Towns converted a go-ahead three-point play with 29 seconds left and the Timberwolves edged the Knicks 112-110. Towns, who grew up nearby in New Jersey, looked up toward the roof on his first trip to the free throw line, a way of remembering his mother. His last trip to the line ended up winning the game. "I told my dad everyone’s going to get a chance to have their Madison Square Garden moment and I felt that was for me tonight. That was the biggest moment that I’ve had in MSG," Towns said. "Great crowd, great atmosphere, great energy and I got to silence everybody, so that...
    Share this: The Long Island University men’s basketball team won its first road game of the season Monday afternoon. And the Sharks only had to travel a little over half a mile to do so. Sophomore Kyndall Davis scored a game-high 19 points and Northeast Conference Player of the Year candidate Ty Flowers added 13 points and nine rebounds as LIU topped Brooklyn rival St. Francis College, 80-65, on Monday afternoon in front of 325 fans at Remsen Street’s Pope Center.
    Florida State let a late lead evaporate in regulation. Given another chance in overtime, the Seminoles got it done against No. 6 Duke. RayQuan Evans made a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left in overtime, John Butler blocked Wendell Moore Jr.’s driving attempt in the lane with 2 seconds remaining, and Florida State stunned Duke 79-78 on Tuesday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM Florida State (11-5, 5-2 Atlantic Coast Conference) led by nine in the second half but ended up needing Evans’ driving layup high off the glass with 2 seconds left to send the game to overtime. The Seminoles held on for their first win over a ranked Duke team since Jan. 10, 2017, and their 14th win over an AP Top 25 team in the last four seasons. "I thought our effort was at a level 5 tonight, offensively and defensively," Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. "It took a tremendous effort on our kids’ part." Caleb Mills had 16 of his 18 points in the second half and overtime for Florida...
    SAN JOSE — The Sharks have maybe surprised some people by the way they’ve stayed in contention for a playoff spot through the first half of the season. Now that they’ve put themselves in this position, the Sharks feel they’re perfectly capable of finishing the job. Although every team right behind them in the standings has multiple games in hand, the Sharks (21-17-2) enter Wednesday as the Western Conference’s second wild-card team and in fourth place in the Pacific Division. Through 40 games, they’ve already matched their win total from last season, despite distancing themselves from former leading scorer Evander Kane and being the NHL’s runaway leader in games played by rookies. “It’s our time to make some hay in our division and our conference because there are teams with games in hand on us,” Sharks coach Bob Boughner said Monday morning. “Some teams are going the wrong way and we’re battling to stay where we’re at, but we just got to take care of our business.” Here’s a midseason report card, broken down by position....
    Getty Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams getting ready to run out of the tunnel. The New York Jets are sitting on a historic 2022 NFL draft haul. According to Tankathon’s NFL Draft Power Rankings, the green and white have the most valuable draft treasure chest of any team in the NFL this offseason. A large portion of that was delivered from the blockbuster Jamal Adams trade with the Seattle Seahawks. The last remaining unused pick from that haul is the 2022 first-rounder that sits at No. 10 overall. After this year there will be no more direct ties or assets from that trade left to be used unless, of course, the Jets decide to make one more trade. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Some Rumors Are Swirling Around Play Mock Draft Monday: NFL Draft Analyst Ryan Roberts fixes the New York JetsBoy Green kicked off a new Mock Draft Monday series where he talks with a different NFL Draft analyst every...
    Second-guessing can be poisonous — especially in college basketball. While a coach needs to evaluate moves made on the recruiting trail, practice floor and game situations, one can’t do too much second-guessing if they want to stay sane or successful (many coaches would happily choose the latter). But I wouldn’t have a problem if Maryland interim coach Danny Manning was rethinking his decision to leave the comfortable confines of ESPN (where studio and game analysts consistently go unbeaten) last spring to join the Maryland program. Less than eight months after joining Mark Turgeon’s staff, Manning succeeded his longtime friend and onetime teammate at Kansas in December when Turgeon and the school parted ways. More College Basketball News Since then, Manning has had to continue to get to know his fellow coaches and personnel while trying to get the most out of a team that’s played well enough to take second-half leads in six of their seven Big Ten games … only to start 1-6 in the conference. While it finally appeared as though the Terrapins had made progress...
    Boise State Broncos (13-4, 4-0 MWC) at Utah State Aggies (10-7, 1-4 MWC) Logan, Utah; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Boise State will try to keep its 10-game win streak intact when the Broncos take on Utah State. The Aggies have gone 4-3 at home. Utah State is fifth in the MWC shooting 35.3% from downtown, led by Justin Bean shooting 52.6% from 3-point range. The Broncos are 4-0 against MWC opponents. Boise State ranks seventh in the MWC shooting 34.1% from downtown. Sam Winter leads the Broncos shooting 50% from 3-point range. The Aggies and Broncos face off Thursday for the first time in MWC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Bean is scoring 19.5 points per game and averaging 10.3 rebounds for the Aggies. Steven Ashworth is averaging 1.3 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Utah State. Abu Kigab is averaging 13.4 points and 6.9 rebounds for the Broncos. Marcus Shaver Jr. is averaging 10.7 points over the past 10 games for Boise State. LAST 10 GAMES: Aggies: 4-6, averaging 73.6 points, 31.1 rebounds, 16.3 assists,...
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Klay Thompson found his shooting stroke and Warriors fans roared at every chance. Just like the old days. Thompson had 21 points, reigning scoring champ Stephen Curry added 18 and Golden State returned from a tough trip to beat the Detroit Pistons 102-86 on Tuesday night. READ MORE: UPDATE: Feds Launch Website Distributing Free At-Home COVID Testing Kits; Here's How To Get Your Free Tests“I had a great time tonight, wish I made a couple more shots, but I just had a great time, it was fun,” said Thompson, who knows he will continue to regain his rhythm in time. “I don’t care if I miss 100 shots in a row, I’m never going to stop shooting the ball. I love it too much and I work too hard not to.” Curry, back after a one-game absence, shot 6 for 11 with four 3-pointers and added eight assists. He fell on his right hand during a win at Chicago on Friday, then missed Sunday’s 119-99 loss at Minnesota. “It happens fast,” teammate Andrew Wiggins said of...
    Santa Clara Broncos (11-6, 1-1 WCC) at Saint Mary’s Gaels (13-4, 1-1 WCC) Moraga, California; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Saint Mary’s (CA) hosts the Santa Clara Broncos after Logan Johnson scored 20 points in Saint Mary’s (CA)’s 77-62 victory over the Pepperdine Waves. The Gaels have gone 9-0 in home games. Saint Mary’s (CA) has a 2-0 record in one-possession games. The Broncos are 1-1 in WCC play. Santa Clara is 0-1 in one-possession games. The Gaels and Broncos meet Thursday for the first time in WCC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Matthias Tass is scoring 12.4 points per game and averaging 6.1 rebounds for the Gaels. Johnson is averaging 7.1 points and 2.2 rebounds over the last 10 games for Saint Mary’s (CA). Jalen Williams is shooting 51.4% and averaging 18.9 points for the Broncos. Keshawn Justice is averaging two made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Santa Clara. LAST 10 GAMES: Gaels: 7-3, averaging 65.5 points, 31.4 rebounds, 13.3 assists, 6.4 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 45.5% from the field. Their opponents...
    Montana Grizzlies (11-6, 4-2 Big Sky) at Portland State Vikings (4-9, 2-3 Big Sky) Portland, Oregon; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Portland State hosts Montana looking to break its three-game home skid. The Vikings are 2-3 on their home court. Portland State is seventh in the Big Sky with 24.4 defensive rebounds per game led by James Jean-Marie averaging 5.3. The Grizzlies have gone 4-2 against Big Sky opponents. Montana has a 1-2 record in one-possession games. The Vikings and Grizzlies square off Thursday for the first time in Big Sky play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Jean-Marie is scoring 12.6 points per game and averaging 9.2 rebounds for the Vikings. Khalid Thomas is averaging 0.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Portland State. Cameron Parker is averaging 8.6 points and 5.9 assists for the Grizzlies. Josh Bannan is averaging 11.6 points and 7.9 rebounds while shooting 47.4% over the past 10 games for Montana. LAST 10 GAMES: Vikings: 2-8, averaging 62.4 points, 33.1 rebounds, 9.8 assists, 8.1 steals and 2.9 blocks per game while shooting 36.5% from...
    Northern Colorado Bears (8-8, 3-1 Big Sky) at Idaho Vandals (3-13, 0-6 Big Sky) Boise, Idaho; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Northern Colorado takes on the Idaho Vandals after Daylen Kountz scored 25 points in Northern Colorado’s 85-71 loss to the Sacramento State Hornets. The Vandals are 3-4 on their home court. Idaho has a 0-3 record in one-possession games. The Bears are 3-1 in Big Sky play. Northern Colorado ranks ninth in the Big Sky with 7.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Kur Jockuch averaging 2.6. The Vandals and Bears meet Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Mikey Dixon is scoring 17.8 points per game with 2.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists for the Vandals. Rashad Smith is averaging 12.5 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting 44.1% over the last 10 games for Idaho. Kountz is averaging 19.1 points for the Bears. Matt Johnson is averaging 11.1 points over the last 10 games for Northern Colorado. LAST 10 GAMES: Vandals: 2-8, averaging 75.2 points, 33.0 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 3.7 steals and 2.6...
    Idaho State Bengals (3-12, 1-5 Big Sky) at Weber State Wildcats (12-5, 5-1 Big Sky) Ogden, Utah; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Weber State faces the Idaho State Bengals after Koby McEwen scored 23 points in Weber State’s 78-61 victory against the Idaho State Bengals. The Wildcats are 6-3 on their home court. Weber State scores 76.1 points and has outscored opponents by 7.0 points per game. The Bengals are 1-5 against Big Sky opponents. Idaho State allows 69.1 points to opponents while being outscored by 8.3 points per game. The teams square off for the second time in conference play this season. The Wildcats won the last matchup on Jan. 18. McEwen scored 23 points points to help lead the Wildcats to the win. TOP PERFORMERS: McEwen is scoring 17.5 points per game with 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists for the Wildcats. Dillon Jones is averaging 10.2 points and 7.7 rebounds over the past 10 games for Weber State. Tarik Cool is averaging 11.5 points for the Bengals. Austin Smellie is averaging 6.4 points over the last 10...
    Houston Baptist Huskies (4-10, 0-1 Southland) at Incarnate Word Cardinals (4-14, 0-1 Southland) San Antonio; Thursday, 8:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Incarnate Word plays the Houston Baptist Huskies after RJ Glasper scored 28 points in Incarnate Word’s 80-64 loss to the Texas A&M-CC Islanders. The Cardinals have gone 3-5 in home games. Incarnate Word is eighth in the Southland in rebounding with 25.5 rebounds. Johnny Hughes III leads the Cardinals with 5.5 boards. The Huskies are 0-1 against Southland opponents. Houston Baptist ranks third in the Southland with 10.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Darius Lee averaging 2.3. The teams play for the second time this season in Southland play. The Cardinals won the last matchup on Jan. 8. Josh Morgan scored 22 points points to help lead the Cardinals to the win. TOP PERFORMERS: Glasper is shooting 35.9% from beyond the arc with 1.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Cardinals, while averaging 15.6 points. Drew Lutz is averaging 8.1 points and 4.1 assists over the last 10 games for Incarnate Word. Brycen Long is shooting 38.0% from...
    Tulsa Golden Hurricane (6-9, 0-4 AAC) at Cincinnati Bearcats (13-5, 3-2 AAC) Cincinnati; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Tulsa visits the Cincinnati Bearcats after Jeriah Horne scored 24 points in Tulsa’s 66-64 loss to the Houston Cougars. The Bearcats are 10-2 on their home court. Cincinnati averages 67.2 points and has outscored opponents by 8.0 points per game. The Golden Hurricane are 0-4 against AAC opponents. Tulsa is 4-9 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 11.5 turnovers per game. The Bearcats and Golden Hurricane face off Thursday for the first time in AAC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: David Dejulius is scoring 12.2 points per game and averaging 2.7 rebounds for the Bearcats. Jeremiah Davenport is averaging 1.6 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Cincinnati. Horne is shooting 45.0% and averaging 17.2 points for the Golden Hurricane. Sam Griffin is averaging 10.3 points over the last 10 games for Tulsa. LAST 10 GAMES: Bearcats: 7-3, averaging 70.5 points, 34.9 rebounds, 15.1 assists, 6.0 steals and 3.5 blocks per game while shooting...
    UNLV Rebels (10-7, 2-2 MWC) at Air Force Falcons (8-7, 1-3 MWC) Colorado Springs, Colorado; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNLV faces the Air Force Falcons after Donovan Williams scored 20 points in UNLV’s 81-56 win over the San Jose State Spartans. The Falcons are 5-1 in home games. Air Force has a 3-0 record in games decided by 3 points or fewer. The Rebels are 2-2 in MWC play. UNLV is sixth in the MWC scoring 71.7 points per game and is shooting 42.4%. The Falcons and Rebels match up Thursday for the first time in MWC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: A.J. Walker is shooting 50.6% and averaging 16.2 points for the Falcons. Ethan Taylor is averaging 6.0 points over the last 10 games for Air Force. Bryce Hamilton averages 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Rebels, scoring 18.4 points while shooting 31.8% from beyond the arc. Williams is averaging 11 points over the last 10 games for UNLV. LAST 10 GAMES: Falcons: 4-6, averaging 57.2 points, 24.8 rebounds, 14.1 assists, 6.0 steals and 2.8 blocks...
    UC Davis Aggies (7-5, 1-1 Big West) at CSU Northridge Matadors (5-10, 1-3 Big West) Northridge, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UC Davis visits the CSU Northridge Matadors after Christian Anigwe scored 20 points in UC Davis’ 82-74 loss to the Cal Poly Mustangs. The Matadors have gone 3-3 in home games. CSU Northridge is 2-7 against opponents over .500. The Aggies are 1-1 in conference matchups. UC Davis ranks ninth in the Big West with 8.1 offensive rebounds per game led by Anigwe averaging 2.3. The Matadors and Aggies square off Thursday for the first time in Big West play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Atin Wright is scoring 12.6 points per game with 2.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists for the Matadors. Elijah Hardy is averaging 9.5 points over the past 10 games for CSU Northridge. Elijah Pepper is averaging 15.3 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals for the Aggies. Ezra Manjon is averaging 13.5 points and 3.2 assists over the past 10 games for UC Davis. LAST 10 GAMES: Matadors: 3-7, averaging 60.0 points, 30.8 rebounds, 9.0...
    Lamar Cardinals (2-17, 0-6 WAC) at Dixie State Trailblazers (8-10, 1-4 WAC) Saint George, Utah; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Dixie State hosts the Lamar Cardinals after Hunter Schofield scored 25 points in Dixie State’s 79-68 loss to the Seattle U Redhawks. The Trailblazers are 6-3 on their home court. Dixie State is fifth in the WAC with 24.3 defensive rebounds per game led by Schofield averaging 4.6. The Cardinals have gone 0-6 against WAC opponents. Lamar has a 1-11 record against teams over .500. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Schofield is averaging 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds for the Trailblazers. Cameron Gooden is averaging 14 points over the last 10 games for Dixie State. C.J. Roberts is shooting 33.9% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Cardinals, while averaging 14.3 points. Kasen Harrison is averaging 11.3 points over the past 10 games for Lamar. LAST 10 GAMES: Trailblazers: 5-5, averaging 69.7 points, 31.4 rebounds, 14.8 assists, 6.2 steals and 2.2...
    San Diego Toreros (10-7, 3-1 WCC) at BYU Cougars (15-4, 3-1 WCC) Provo, Utah; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: San Diego is looking to prolong its three-game win streak with a victory against BYU. The Cougars are 8-0 on their home court. BYU is third in the WCC shooting 36.2% from deep, led by Hunter Erickson shooting 57.1% from 3-point range. The Toreros have gone 3-1 against WCC opponents. San Diego ranks eighth in the WCC scoring 29.5 points per game in the paint led by Marcellus Earlington averaging 3.8. The Cougars and Toreros face off Thursday for the first time in WCC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Fousseyni Traore is averaging 8.1 points and 7.8 rebounds for the Cougars. Alex Barcello is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for BYU. Earlington is shooting 43.1% and averaging 13.8 points for the Toreros. Wayne McKinney III is averaging 0.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for San Diego. LAST 10 GAMES: Cougars: 7-3, averaging 72.3 points, 35.7 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 5.0 steals and 3.1 blocks per...
    UConn Huskies (12-4, 3-2 Big East) at Butler Bulldogs (9-8, 2-4 Big East) Indianapolis; Thursday, 9 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Jayden Taylor and the Butler Bulldogs host R.J. Cole and the No. 25 UConn Huskies. The Bulldogs are 6-3 on their home court. Butler allows 64.3 points and has been outscored by 1.9 points per game. The Huskies are 3-2 in conference games. UConn is third in the Big East with 15.3 assists per game led by Cole averaging 4.8. The teams square off for the 10th time this season in Big East play. The Huskies won the last matchup on Jan. 19. Cole scored 17 points to help lead the Huskies to the victory. TOP PERFORMERS: Taylor is scoring 10.2 points per game and averaging 2.9 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Chuck Harris is averaging 1.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Butler. Cole is scoring 16.4 points per game and averaging 3.7 rebounds for the Huskies. Tyler Polley is averaging 1.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for UConn. LAST 10 GAMES: Bulldogs: 5-5, averaging 61.2...
    CSU Fullerton Titans (9-5, 3-0 Big West) at UC Irvine Anteaters (6-5, 1-1 Big West) Irvine, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: CSU Fullerton visits the UC Irvine Anteaters after Damari Milstead scored 21 points in CSU Fullerton’s 79-73 victory against the UCSB Gauchos. The Anteaters are 4-0 in home games. UC Irvine is seventh in the Big West scoring 67.3 points while shooting 43.3% from the field. The Titans have gone 3-0 against Big West opponents. CSU Fullerton scores 73.1 points while outscoring opponents by 5.5 points per game. The Anteaters and Titans match up Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Collin Welp is shooting 41.8% and averaging 15.0 points for the Anteaters. DJ Davis is averaging 1.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for UC Irvine. Tray Maddox Jr. is shooting 26.3% from beyond the arc with 1.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Titans, while averaging 10.2 points. E.J. Anosike is shooting 52.1% and averaging 15.2 points over the past 10 games for CSU Fullerton. LAST 10 GAMES: Anteaters:...
    Pepperdine Waves (6-13, 0-4 WCC) at Loyola Marymount Lions (8-7, 1-2 WCC) Los Angeles; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Loyola Marymount (CA) faces Pepperdine in a matchup of WCC teams. The Lions have gone 4-3 in home games. Loyola Marymount (CA) ranks eighth in the WCC with 7.5 offensive rebounds per game led by Eli Scott averaging 2.5. The Waves are 0-4 in WCC play. Pepperdine ranks third in the WCC with 9.6 offensive rebounds per game led by Victor Ohia Obioha averaging 2.5. The Lions and Waves meet Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Scott is averaging 16.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the Lions. Dameone Douglas is averaging 8.9 points over the last 10 games for Loyola Marymount (CA). Mike Mitchell Jr. is averaging 8.2 points and 4.8 assists for the Waves. Jan Zidek is averaging 9.9 points over the last 10 games for Pepperdine. LAST 10 GAMES: Lions: 5-5, averaging 69.2 points, 29.5 rebounds, 12.5 assists, 6.0 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 45.8% from the...
    UC Riverside Highlanders (9-5, 3-1 Big West) at UCSB Gauchos (7-7, 0-3 Big West) Santa Barbara, California; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UCSB plays the UC Riverside Highlanders after Cole Anderson scored 21 points in UCSB’s 79-73 loss to the CSU Fullerton Titans. The Gauchos are 7-1 on their home court. UCSB averages 13.7 turnovers per game and is 2-2 when it has fewer turnovers than its opponents. The Highlanders are 3-1 in conference matchups. UC Riverside ranks ninth in the Big West shooting 29.9% from downtown. Jhaylon Martinez leads the Highlanders shooting 100% from 3-point range. The Gauchos and Highlanders face off Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Ajay Mitchell is averaging 7.9 points and 4.3 assists for the Gauchos. Amadou Sow is averaging 10.3 points over the last 10 games for UCSB. Zyon Pullin is averaging 12.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists for the Highlanders. Flynn Cameron is averaging 9.4 points over the last 10 games for UC Riverside. LAST 10 GAMES: Gauchos: 4-6, averaging 70.7 points, 32.1 rebounds, 15.1...
    UCLA Bruins (12-2, 3-1 Pac-12) at Utah Utes (8-10, 1-7 Pac-12) Salt Lake City; Thursday, 11 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 9 UCLA visits the Utah Utes after Johnny Juzang scored 24 points in UCLA’s 81-65 win over the Oregon State Beavers. The Utes are 6-3 in home games. Utah is fifth in the Pac-12 with 13.7 assists per game led by Rollie Worster averaging 3.2. The Bruins are 3-1 against Pac-12 opponents. UCLA is ninth in the Pac-12 with 23.8 defensive rebounds per game led by Juzang averaging 4.2. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Worster is averaging 7.7 points and 3.2 assists for the Utes. Marco Anthony is averaging 6.5 points over the last 10 games for Utah. Tyger Campbell is averaging 12.6 points and 4.5 assists for the Bruins. Juzang is averaging 9.8 points over the last 10 games for UCLA. LAST 10 GAMES: Utes: 2-8, averaging 68.5 points, 32.8 rebounds, 13.6 assists, 4.1 steals and 2.6 blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the...
    Long Beach State Beach (6-9, 2-1 Big West) at UCSD Tritons (8-8, 2-3 Big West) San Diego; Thursday, 10 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UCSD faces the Long Beach State Beach after Toni Rocak scored 20 points in UCSD’s 79-56 loss to the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors. The Tritons have gone 6-0 at home. UCSD is fourth in the Big West at limiting opponent scoring, allowing 66.8 points while holding opponents to 44.1% shooting. The Beach are 2-1 in conference matchups. Long Beach State ranks fifth in the Big West with 24.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Aboubacar Traore averaging 4.0. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Kosakowski averages 1.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Tritons, scoring 6.7 points while shooting 43.8% from beyond the arc. Bryce Pope is shooting 45.7% and averaging 11.6 points over the past 10 games for UCSD. Colin Slater is shooting 38.2% from beyond the arc with 1.9 made 3-pointers per game for the Beach, while averaging 12.1 points. Joel Murray...
    COLUMBUS (AP) — E.J. Liddell had 13 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 19 Ohio State never trailed in its 83-37 win over IUPUI on Tuesday night. Liddell extended his streak of double-figure scoring to 27 games, and recorded his third double-double this season. The Buckeyes (12-4) jumped ahead 9-0 early, but the Jaguars (1-15) hung tough the rest of the first half. Ohio State led 37-24 at halftime. “We had 47-percent written on our board because that was their field-goal percentage going into the half,” Ohio State’s Jimmy Sotos said. “We knew we had to pick it up.” The game quickly got out of hand after the break. Ohio State used a 24-6 run to push ahead 61-30, and the Buckeyes closed the game on a 19-0 run. The Buckeyes allowed their fewest points since giving up 35 to Marquette on Nov. 16, 2013. IUPUI’s shooting dipped to 19-percent in the second half, while Ohio State shot 66.7-percent after halftime — and 57-percent for the game. Eugene Brown III scored a career-high 14 points for the Buckeyes. He shot...
    South Alabama Jaguars (12-5, 2-2 Sun Belt) at Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns (8-7, 3-2 Sun Belt) Lafayette, Louisiana; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Charles Manning Jr. and the South Alabama Jaguars visit Jordan Brown and the Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns on Thursday. The Ragin’ Cajuns are 5-1 in home games. Louisiana is 3-2 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 15.3 turnovers per game. The Jaguars are 2-2 in Sun Belt play. South Alabama is fourth in the Sun Belt allowing 63.9 points while holding opponents to 41.2% shooting. The Ragin’ Cajuns and Jaguars meet Thursday for the first time in Sun Belt play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Kentrell Garnett averages 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Ragin’ Cajuns, scoring 7.5 points while shooting 49.1% from beyond the arc. Brown is shooting 49.6% and averaging 13.9 points over the past 10 games for Louisiana. Kayo Goncalves is shooting 34.3% from beyond the arc with 2.2 made 3-pointers per game for the Jaguars, while averaging 7.5 points. Manning is averaging 17.6 points, 3.8 assists and 1.8...
    Mercer Bears (11-7, 4-1 SoCon) at East Tennessee State Buccaneers (11-8, 3-3 SoCon) Johnson City, Tennessee; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: East Tennessee State -3.5; over/under is 142 BOTTOM LINE: Felipe Haase and the Mercer Bears visit David Sloan and the East Tennessee State Buccaneers on Wednesday. The Buccaneers have gone 6-2 in home games. East Tennessee State has a 4-2 record in games decided by less than 4 points. The Bears have gone 4-1 against SoCon opponents. Mercer is 3-5 in games decided by 10 points or more. The Buccaneers and Bears match up Wednesday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Ty Brewer is averaging 10.1 points and 6.7 rebounds for the Buccaneers. Jordan King is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for East Tennessee State. Haase is averaging 15.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.6 steals for the Bears. Jalen Johnson is averaging 14.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over the last 10 games for Mercer. LAST 10 GAMES: Buccaneers: 5-5, averaging 73.2 points, 31.4...
    Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (10-7, 2-2 C-USA) at Florida Atlantic Owls (9-8, 2-2 C-USA) Boca Raton, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Western Kentucky visits the Florida Atlantic Owls after Dayvion McKnight scored 23 points in Western Kentucky’s 65-60 loss to the North Texas Mean Green. The Owls are 8-3 on their home court. Florida Atlantic ranks fifth in C-USA in rebounding with 33.6 rebounds. Vladislav Goldin leads the Owls with 5.4 boards. The Hilltoppers are 2-2 against C-USA opponents. Western Kentucky is eighth in C-USA giving up 68.2 points while holding opponents to 40.3% shooting. The Owls and Hilltoppers face off Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Goldin is averaging 6.3 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Owls. Alijah Martin is averaging 2.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Florida Atlantic. Camron Justice averages 2.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Hilltoppers, scoring 13.3 points while shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc. McKnight is averaging 10.4 points and 5.5 assists over the past 10 games for Western Kentucky. LAST 10 GAMES:...
    UT Arlington Mavericks (8-9, 4-2 Sun Belt) at Arkansas State Red Wolves (11-4, 2-1 Sun Belt) Jonesboro, Arkansas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UT Arlington takes on the Arkansas State Red Wolves after Patrick Mwamba scored 20 points in UT Arlington’s 62-55 overtime loss to the UL Monroe Warhawks. The Red Wolves have gone 7-1 in home games. Arkansas State is ninth in the Sun Belt at limiting opponent scoring, giving up 69.4 points while holding opponents to 42.8% shooting. The Mavericks are 4-2 against Sun Belt opponents. UT Arlington has a 3-4 record in games decided by 10 points or more. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Norchad Omier is averaging 16.6 points, 10.9 rebounds and 2.3 blocks for the Red Wolves. Marquis Eaton is averaging 12.6 points over the last 10 games for Arkansas State. Mwamba is shooting 26.8% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Mavericks, while averaging 10.2 points. David Azore is averaging 18.4 points over the...
    New Mexico State Aggies (16-2, 5-0 WAC) at Sam Houston Bearkats (10-9, 5-1 WAC) Huntsville, Texas; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New Mexico State takes on the Sam Houston Bearkats after Teddy Allen scored 41 points in New Mexico State’s 77-63 victory over the Abilene Christian Wildcats. The Bearkats have gone 6-2 at home. Sam Houston ranks fourth in the WAC shooting 35.0% from deep, led by Tristan Ikpe shooting 40.0% from 3-point range. The Aggies have gone 5-0 against WAC opponents. New Mexico State ranks fourth in the WAC with 24.5 defensive rebounds per game led by Allen averaging 5.9. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Savion Flagg averages 2.8 made 3-pointers per game for the Bearkats, scoring 19.8 points while shooting 39.4% from beyond the arc. Jaden Ray is shooting 47.3% and averaging 9.4 points over the past 10 games for Sam Houston. Jabari Rice is averaging 13.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists for the Aggies. Allen is averaging 14.1 points and 5.9 rebounds...
    Akron Zips (10-5, 3-2 MAC) at Bowling Green Falcons (9-8, 2-4 MAC) Bowling Green, Ohio; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Bowling Green hosts the Akron Zips after Samari Curtis scored 21 points in Bowling Green’s 92-83 victory against the Northern Illinois Huskies. The Falcons have gone 6-2 in home games. Bowling Green has a 1-1 record in one-possession games. The Zips are 3-2 in MAC play. Akron is seventh in the MAC with 12.5 assists per game led by Xavier Castaneda averaging 2.7. The Falcons and Zips meet Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Trey Diggs is shooting 40.4% from beyond the arc with 2.6 made 3-pointers per game for the Falcons, while averaging 10.1 points. Daeqwon Plowden is averaging 16.7 points and 7.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for Bowling Green. Ali Ali is shooting 46.6% and averaging 13.9 points for the Zips. Castaneda is averaging 13.1 points over the last 10 games for Akron. LAST 10 GAMES: Falcons: 6-4, averaging 82.9 points, 35.6 rebounds, 12.9 assists, 8.3 steals and 4.0...
    Liberty Flames (13-6, 4-0 ASUN) at Kennesaw State Owls (8-8, 3-0 ASUN) Kennesaw, Georgia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Liberty faces the Kennesaw State Owls after Darius McGhee scored 27 points in Liberty’s 88-49 victory against the Jacksonville Dolphins. The Owls are 6-2 on their home court. Kennesaw State scores 77.4 points while outscoring opponents by 9.0 points per game. The Flames are 4-0 in ASUN play. Liberty is 4-6 against opponents over .500. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season between the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Chris Youngblood is averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Owls. Terrell Burden is averaging 13.1 points over the last 10 games for Kennesaw State. McGhee is scoring 23.0 points per game and averaging 3.7 rebounds for the Flames. Keegan McDowell is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Liberty. LAST 10 GAMES: Owls: 6-4, averaging 73.5 points, 30.8 rebounds, 13.2 assists, 7.7 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 46.3% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.7 points per game....
    Detroit Mercy Titans (5-9, 3-2 Horizon) at Green Bay Phoenix (3-13, 2-5 Horizon) Green Bay, Wisconsin; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Detroit Mercy takes on the Green Bay Phoenix after Antoine Davis scored 35 points in Detroit Mercy’s 72-70 loss to the Cleveland State Vikings. The Phoenix are 3-4 in home games. Green Bay ranks third in the Horizon in team defense, giving up 68.6 points while holding opponents to 45.4% shooting. The Titans are 3-2 against Horizon opponents. Detroit Mercy is fifth in the Horizon with 9.2 offensive rebounds per game led by Madut Akec averaging 2.7. The Phoenix and Titans match up Thursday for the first time in Horizon play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Donovan Ivory is shooting 31.0% from beyond the arc with 1.4 made 3-pointers per game for the Phoenix, while averaging 11.3 points. Kamari McGee is averaging 11.9 points over the past 10 games for Green Bay. Davis is averaging 23.9 points and five assists for the Titans. Akec is averaging 15.2 points, nine rebounds and 1.8 steals over the past 10 games for...
    USC Trojans (14-2, 4-2 Pac-12) at Colorado Buffaloes (12-4, 4-2 Pac-12) Boulder, Colorado; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: No. 16 USC faces Colorado in Pac-12 action Thursday. The Buffaloes have gone 9-1 in home games. Colorado is 2-0 in games decided by 3 points or fewer. The Trojans are 4-2 in Pac-12 play. USC scores 75.4 points and has outscored opponents by 11.9 points per game. The Buffaloes and Trojans meet Thursday for the first time in Pac-12 play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Keeshawn Barthelemy is averaging 11.1 points for the Buffaloes. Jabari Walker is averaging 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds over the past 10 games for Colorado. Isaiah Mobley is averaging 15.3 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Trojans. Drew Peterson is averaging 1.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for USC. LAST 10 GAMES: Buffaloes: 7-3, averaging 67.1 points, 33.2 rebounds, 13.1 assists, 5.1 steals and 3.3 blocks per game while shooting 43.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 65.0 points per game. Trojans: 8-2, averaging 73.8 points, 37.6 rebounds, 14.0 assists, 4.3 steals and...
    North Dakota State Bison (11-6, 3-2 Summit) at UMKC Kangaroos (7-8, 2-3 Summit) Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Dakota State will try to keep its three-game road win streak intact when the Bison face UMKC. The Kangaroos are 5-3 in home games. UMKC is ninth in the Summit shooting 33.6% from downtown, led by Timothy Barnes shooting 60.0% from 3-point range. The Bison are 3-2 against conference opponents. North Dakota State averages 73.2 points while outscoring opponents by 4.7 points per game. The Kangaroos and Bison square off Thursday for the first time in conference play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Evan Gilyard averages 2.0 made 3-pointers per game for the Kangaroos, scoring 13.5 points while shooting 37.5% from beyond the arc. Marvin Nesbitt Jr. is shooting 44.6% and averaging 8.9 points over the last 10 games for UMKC. Rocky Kreuser is averaging 15.5 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Bison. Grant Nelson is averaging 13.0 points over the last 10 games for North Dakota State. LAST 10 GAMES: Kangaroos: 5-5, averaging 61.5 points, 26.7 rebounds,...
    Monmouth Hawks (10-6, 2-3 MAAC) at Fairfield Stags (8-9, 2-4 MAAC) Bridgeport, Connecticut; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Monmouth visits the Fairfield Stags after Walker Miller scored 22 points in Monmouth’s 86-85 overtime loss to the Iona Gaels. The Stags have gone 3-4 in home games. Fairfield is fourth in the MAAC at limiting opponent scoring, giving up 67.1 points while holding opponents to 42.6% shooting. The Hawks are 2-3 in MAAC play. Monmouth ranks fifth in the MAAC giving up 69.1 points while holding opponents to 39.6% shooting. The Stags and Hawks match up Thursday for the first time in MAAC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Jake Wojcik is shooting 35.3% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per game for the Stags, while averaging 10.7 points. Supreme Cook is shooting 51.8% and averaging 8.8 points over the past 10 games for Fairfield. George Papas is averaging 15.9 points, six rebounds and 3.1 assists for the Hawks. Shavar Reynolds is averaging 13.6 points over the last 10 games for Monmouth. LAST 10 GAMES: Stags: 4-6, averaging 67.5...
    Troy Trojans (12-5, 3-1 Sun Belt) at UL Monroe Warhawks (10-8, 2-4 Sun Belt) Monroe, Louisiana; Thursday, 7:30 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UL Monroe hosts the Troy Trojans after Nika Metskhvarishvili scored 23 points in UL Monroe’s 62-55 overtime victory against the UT Arlington Mavericks. The Warhawks have gone 7-1 at home. UL Monroe has a 1-0 record in one-possession games. The Trojans are 3-1 in conference games. Troy is seventh in the Sun Belt scoring 72.2 points per game and is shooting 43.7%. The Warhawks and Trojans square off Thursday for the first time in Sun Belt play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Andre Jones is averaging 13.7 points, 4.3 assists and 1.7 steals for the Warhawks. Russell Harrison is averaging 17.3 points over the last 10 games for UL Monroe. Efe Odigie is averaging 11.3 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Trojans. Desmond Williams is averaging 9.8 points and 1.6 steals over the last 10 games for Troy. LAST 10 GAMES: Warhawks: 6-4, averaging 73.4 points, 28.1 rebounds, 17.2 assists, 6.8 steals and 2.5 blocks per game while shooting...
    William & Mary Tribe (3-14, 2-2 CAA) at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (12-6, 3-2 CAA) Newark, Delaware; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Delaware hosts the William & Mary Tribe after Dylan Painter scored 20 points in Delaware’s 82-76 overtime win over the Northeastern Huskies. The Fightin’ Blue Hens are 5-0 on their home court. Delaware scores 75.3 points and has outscored opponents by 4.5 points per game. The Tribe are 2-2 against CAA opponents. William & Mary is 2-1 in games decided by less than 4 points. The Fightin’ Blue Hens and Tribe match up Thursday for the first time in CAA play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Painter is shooting 56.0% and averaging 14.4 points for the Fightin’ Blue Hens. Ebby Asamoah is averaging 2.0 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Delaware. Connor Kochera is shooting 34.7% from beyond the arc with 1.5 made 3-pointers per game for the Tribe, while averaging 11.2 points. Ben Wight is averaging 7.1 points over the last 10 games for William & Mary. LAST 10 GAMES: Fightin’ Blue Hens: 7-3, averaging...
    South Dakota Coyotes (10-7, 3-3 Summit) at Western Illinois Leathernecks (12-6, 3-3 Summit) Macomb, Illinois; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Western Illinois plays the South Dakota Coyotes after Trenton Massner scored 31 points in Western Illinois’ 90-79 overtime win against the North Dakota State Bison. The Leathernecks have gone 6-1 at home. Western Illinois scores 80.5 points while outscoring opponents by 5.4 points per game. The Coyotes are 3-3 against Summit opponents. South Dakota is seventh in the Summit with 11.6 assists per game led by Kruz Perrott-Hunt averaging 2.2. The Leathernecks and Coyotes square off Thursday for the first time in Summit play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Will Carius is averaging 16.9 points for the Leathernecks. Massner is averaging 17.4 points over the last 10 games for Western Illinois. Perrott-Hunt is scoring 14.5 points per game and averaging 3.9 rebounds for the Coyotes. Mason Archambault is averaging 13.8 points and 3.4 rebounds over the last 10 games for South Dakota. LAST 10 GAMES: Leathernecks: 6-4, averaging 79.7 points, 33.3 rebounds, 10.4 assists, 6.8 steals and 2.0 blocks per...
    Northern Kentucky Norse (6-9, 2-4 Horizon) at UIC Flames (7-8, 3-3 Horizon) Chicago; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Northern Kentucky visits the UIC Flames after Marques Warrick scored 21 points in Northern Kentucky’s 74-64 loss to the Robert Morris Colonials. The Flames have gone 2-3 in home games. UIC is eighth in the Horizon in rebounding with 30.3 rebounds. Damaria Franklin leads the Flames with 7.5 boards. The Norse have gone 2-4 against Horizon opponents. Northern Kentucky is 3-5 in games decided by 10 or more points. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season for the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Kevin Johnson is averaging 13.5 points and 5.3 assists for the Flames. Franklin is averaging 15.8 points over the last 10 games for UIC. Warrick is averaging 13.9 points for the Norse. Trevon Faulkner is averaging 11.8 points over the last 10 games for Northern Kentucky. LAST 10 GAMES: Flames: 5-5, averaging 68.3 points, 29.5 rebounds, 14.2 assists, 6.5 steals and 2.8 blocks per game while shooting 42.9% from the field. Their opponents...
    SE Louisiana Lions (9-9, 1-0 Southland) at New Orleans Privateers (8-8, 1-0 Southland) New Orleans; Thursday, 8 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: New Orleans plays the SE Louisiana Lions after Troy Green scored 26 points in New Orleans’ 78-66 win over the Nicholls State Colonels. The Privateers are 6-2 on their home court. New Orleans ranks seventh in the Southland with 7.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Robby Robinson averaging 1.6. The Lions are 1-0 in conference play. SE Louisiana has a 0-1 record in one-possession games. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting of the season between the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Derek St. Hilaire is averaging 19.2 points and two steals for the Privateers. Green is averaging 14.4 points and 1.5 steals over the past 10 games for New Orleans. Keon Clergeot is averaging 11.7 points and 3.9 assists for the Lions. Gus Okafor is averaging 9.9 points over the last 10 games for SE Louisiana. LAST 10 GAMES: Privateers: 6-4, averaging 73.8 points, 31.6 rebounds, 13.5 assists, 7.9 steals and 3.5 blocks per game...
    UNC Wilmington Seahawks (9-5, 3-0 CAA) at James Madison Dukes (11-4, 2-2 CAA) Harrisonburg, Virginia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: UNC Wilmington takes on the James Madison Dukes after Jaylen Sims scored 24 points in UNC Wilmington’s 86-78 victory over the Charleston (SC) Cougars. The Dukes have gone 7-1 at home. JMU is sixth in the CAA with 8.3 offensive rebounds per game led by Alonzo Sule averaging 2.2. The Seahawks are 3-0 in CAA play. UNC Wilmington is ninth in the CAA shooting 32.1% from deep. Khadim Samb leads the Seahawks shooting 100% from 3-point range. The Dukes and Seahawks square off Thursday for the first time in CAA play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Takal Molson is averaging 12.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.6 steals for the Dukes. Vado Morse is averaging 12.9 points and 1.6 steals over the past 10 games for JMU. Sims is scoring 13.8 points per game and averaging 5.9 rebounds for the Seahawks. Mike Okauru is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for UNC Wilmington. LAST 10 GAMES: Dukes: 7-3,...
    North Florida Ospreys (4-14, 0-5 ASUN) at Florida State Seminoles (10-5, 5-2 ACC) Tallahassee, Florida; Thursday, 12 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: North Florida heads into the matchup with Florida State after losing five straight games. The Seminoles are 7-1 on their home court. Florida State is 10-5 against opponents with a winning record. The Ospreys are 0-11 in road games. North Florida has a 3-12 record against teams above .500. TOP PERFORMERS: Jose Placer is averaging 12.9 points for the Ospreys. Jarius Hicklen is averaging 10.8 points over the last 10 games for North Florida. LAST 10 GAMES: Seminoles: 6-4, averaging 72.3 points, 31.7 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 8.8 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 41.8% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 72.2 points per game. Ospreys: 3-7, averaging 60.8 points, 29.3 rebounds, 10.2 assists, 6.2 steals and 3.9 blocks per game while shooting 37.4% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 74.4 points. ___ The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar. Copyright © 2022 The Associated Press. All rights...
    SIU-Edwardsville Cougars (7-9, 1-2 OVC) at Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (4-12, 1-2 OVC) Cookeville, Tennessee; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Ray’Sean Taylor and the SIU-Edwardsville Cougars take on Jr. Clay and the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in OVC play. The Golden Eagles have gone 3-2 at home. Tennessee Tech is 4-5 when it turns the ball over less than its opponents and averages 12.8 turnovers per game. The Cougars are 1-2 in conference matchups. SIU-Edwardsville ranks second in the OVC with 35.3 rebounds per game led by Deejuan Pruitt averaging 6.5. The Golden Eagles and Cougars meet Thursday for the first time in OVC play this season. TOP PERFORMERS: Clay is scoring 11.1 points per game and averaging 2.9 rebounds for the Golden Eagles. Keishawn Davidson is averaging 1.1 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Tennessee Tech. Pruitt is averaging 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds for the Cougars. Taylor is averaging 1.8 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for SIU-Edwardsville. LAST 10 GAMES: Golden Eagles: 2-8, averaging 68.1 points, 33.3 rebounds, 12.8 assists, 6.3 steals and...
    Coastal Carolina Chanticleers (9-8, 1-4 Sun Belt) at Georgia Southern Eagles (8-7, 1-3 Sun Belt) Statesboro, Georgia; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST BOTTOM LINE: Coastal Carolina visits the Georgia Southern Eagles after Vince Cole scored 20 points in Coastal Carolina’s 84-76 overtime loss to the Appalachian State Mountaineers. The Eagles have gone 5-0 in home games. Georgia Southern is seventh in the Sun Belt in rebounding with 33.4 rebounds. Andrei Savrasov leads the Eagles with 6.1 boards. The Chanticleers are 1-4 in Sun Belt play. Coastal Carolina ranks fourth in the Sun Belt shooting 34.3% from 3-point range. The matchup Thursday is the first meeting this season for the two teams in conference play. TOP PERFORMERS: Elijah McCadden is averaging 12.5 points for the Eagles. Kamari Brown is averaging 10.6 points and 4.0 rebounds while shooting 45.0% over the last 10 games for Georgia Southern. Essam Mostafa is shooting 53.5% and averaging 15.5 points for the Chanticleers. Cole is averaging 16.3 points over the last 10 games for Coastal Carolina. LAST 10 GAMES: Eagles: 4-6, averaging 64.8 points, 32.0 rebounds, 11.2...