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Today is Monday, January 23, 2017.

Monday, January 23, 2017
Men's College Basketball
Quinnipiac vs. Iona 7:00 (EST)
Rider vs. Saint Peter's 7:00 (EST)
Coastal Carolina vs. Georgia Southern 7:00 (EST)
Canisius vs. Niagara 7:00 (EST)
TCU vs. Oklahoma State 7:00 (EST)
Appalachian State vs. Georgia State 7:00 (EST)
Cleveland State vs. Green Bay 7:00 (EST)
North Carolina State vs. Duke 7:00 (EST) Preview

No. 18 Duke looks to build on comeback win

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Sunday, January 22 at 8:57 PM (EST)

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke and North Carolina State have been in some similar situations up to this point in the season, with the debuts of freshmen delayed and injuries striking along the way.

So while both teams are aiming for continuity, they might be sensing desperation in their own ways when they meet Monday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

No. 18 Duke coped with injured freshmen at the start of the season and the Blue Devils have dealt with other distractions. N.C. State had eligibility issues postpone the debuts of a pair of freshmen and an injury kept another key player off the court for weeks.

The teams, albeit with different accomplishments, can be compared to some degree.

"It's just hard to get your team developed, but you have to figure it out," N.C. State coach Mark Gottfried said. "We have to figure it out. They have to figure it out. Everybody has to figure it out."

Duke has found some solutions, perhaps most notably with Saturday night's comeback from 12 points down to defeat Miami 70-58.

The Blue Devils (15-4, 3-3 ACC) said turning anger into something good was part of the winning formula for that game.

"It was just us coming together and saying enough is enough," Duke freshman forward Jayson Tatum said. "We know what we have to do and it's just a matter of us all being in and being hungry. We were hungry in the second half and when we're hungry, man, we're scary."

Interim coach Jeff Capel liked the response.

"I think we were all fed up," Capel said. "There has to be a sense of urgency to change it."

N.C. State (13-7, 2-5) suffered a 93-88 home loss to Wake Forest on Saturday.

With the second game in three days for both teams, it's important to look ahead in a hurry.

"We'll have to play hard and follow the coaches' plan," Wolfpack forward Abdul-Malik Abu said. "We'll go into the game with the same focus we go into every game."

N.C. State played two games in three days last week, winning on the back end.

"I'm just excited to keep playing. Every game is only worth one game," N.C. State guard Torin Dorn said. "We've got 11 more tests to go, so there is no time to sulk and worry about this (latest) loss."

Duke has used seven different starting lineups, with senior forward Amile Jefferson returning to that role after a two-game absence with a bruised foot. Capel said it was too soon to know what group would be used Monday night after his lineup shuffle at the beginning of the second half sparked the big rally in the Miami game.

"That group did great," Capel said. "For us, it shouldn't matter who starts."

N.C. State freshman Dennis Smith Jr. has led the Wolfpack in scoring in eight of the last 11 games. He was a recruiting target for Duke, so Capel is aware of his abilities.

"A team that can really score," Capel said of N.C. State, "and with as talented of a guard (in Smith) as there is in college basketball."

Monday night's game is the only scheduled meeting of the season between the teams. Duke has won the last four in the series, including a sweep of three matchups last season.

If N.C. State pulls an upset, it will mark a couple of milestones. It would be the 100th all-time victory against Duke, which leads the series 146-99, and it would be Gottfried's 400th career coaching win.

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American University vs. Holy Cross 7:05 (EST)
Morgan State vs. South Carolina State 7:30 (EST)
Howard vs. North Carolina Central 7:30 (EST)
Norfolk State vs. Coppin State 7:30 (EST)
Troy vs. Little Rock 7:30 (EST)
Gonzaga vs. Portland 8:00 (EST) Preview

No. 4 Gonzaga takes perfect mark into Portland

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Sunday, January 22 at 10:46 PM (EST)

Fourth-ranked Gonzaga must try to motivate itself to play at a high level when it competes against West Coast Conference opponents.

The Bulldogs, the lone unbeaten team in the nation with a 19-0 record, again have that task Monday (8 p.m. ET) at Portland only two days after they struggled but defeated the Pilots 73-52 in Spokane, Wash.

Monday's game originally was scheduled to be played on Jan. 7 but was postponed because of inclement weather that included snow and freezing rain in Portland, Ore.

Gonzaga leads the WCC with a 7-0 record. Portland, which is without top scorer Alec Wintering for the rest of the season because of a knee injury, is 9-10 and 5-5.

The Pilots are one of five WCC teams with a .500 record or worse overall. Saint Mary's is the only other ranked team in the conference at No. 23. No other WCC teams even received votes in the latest AP Top 25 poll.

Gonzaga defeated Portland by 21 points on Saturday despite outrebounded 41-33. The Bulldogs also had only two fast-break points and shot 31.8 percent from 3-point range.

It was Portland's first game without Wintering, a guard who was averaging 19.5 points a game.

"It was kind of a choppy game," said Gonzaga coach Mark Few, who is 34-2 against the Pilots. "Portland did a nice job, especially being undermanned, of coming in here and fighting us, playing us physical and beating us to some balls.

"But a 20-point win at home is nothing to not feel good about."

Portland, which has lost seven consecutive games to Gonzaga, trailed by seven points with 16:20 left in regulation after trailing by as many as 13 points in the first half. The Bulldogs pulled away by outscoring Portland 29-11 midway through the second half.

While Gonzaga will make it a mission to improve its rebounding performance, Portland will attempt to take better care of the ball. The Pilots committed 16 turnovers with only four assists in Saturday's loss.

"We probably had more turnovers than I would like," said first-year Portland head coach Terry Porter, a former NBA player and coach. "We try to stay at that 13 or under range."

Porter attributed the amount of turnovers to the team's new guard rotation with Wintering out. Guards Jazz Johnson, Andre Ferguson and Rashad Jackson combined for seven turnovers and only two assists.

"Sometimes when you lose your leader like that, it wipes you out," Porter said of Wintering. "But the guys responded well with a great effort. We knew it was going to be a tall task. I loved the way we fought and got after it."

A major concern for Few is the health of starting point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, who left the locker room Saturday night on crutches. He landed awkwardly on his left hip with a little less than five minutes remaining. The Bulldogs' leading scorer, Williams-Goss hobbled directly to the training room.

"At the time (it happened), it was a lot of pain," said Williams-Goss, who averages 15 points and 4.7 assists per game. "I couldn't put a lot of pressure on my left leg. A couple days of treatment, I think I should be good."

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Maryland Eastern Shore vs. Florida A&M 8:00 (EST)
Delaware State vs. Savannah State 8:00 (EST)
South Alabama vs. Arkansas State 8:00 (EST)
Louisiana-Monroe vs. Texas State 8:00 (EST)
Alcorn State vs. Alabama A&M 8:30 (EST)
Southern University vs. Alabama State 8:30 (EST)
Prairie View A&M vs. UAPB 8:30 (EST)
Texas Southern vs. Mississippi Valley State 8:30 (EST)
Louisiana vs. UT Arlington 9:00 (EST)
Oklahoma vs. Texas 9:00 (EST)
Pfeiffer vs. Winthrop Cancelled
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Men's College Basketball
Arizona State 79 vs. 82 USC Final Recap

Stewart, USC fend off Arizona State

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Sunday, January 22 at 10:41 PM (EST)

Elijah Stewart scored 29 points to help USC hold on for an 82-79 victory over Arizona State in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday evening at the Galen Center in Los Angeles.

Jordan McLaughlin had 18 points and eight assists for USC (17-4, 4-4 Pac-12). Jonah Mathews scored 14 points while Nick Rakocevic had 11 points and eight rebounds.

Torian Graham scored 24 points for Arizona State (9-11, 2-5). Obinna Oleka had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Tra Holder and Shannon Evans II had 14 points apiece.

USC went up by 12 early in the second half, but Arizona State wouldn't go away. The Sun Devils got within eight on a layup by Oleka, cut the deficit to three on a 3-pointer by Kodi Justice and pulled within one on a layup by Graham.

Stewart answered with a 3-pointer to spark a 13-3 run that put the Trojans up 76-65. The Sun Devils made one last charge to cut the deficit to thee with 1:09 to go. They had a chance to tie the game in the waning moments, but Graham and Evans missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.

Stewart made two 3-pointers to fuel an early 8-0 run that gave USC a 14-8 lead six minutes into the opening half. The Trojans went ahead 21-14 on a dunk by Stewart and extended the lead to 12 on a 3-pointer by Shaqquan Aaron.

Arizona State battled back to get within four on a 3-pointer by Evans. The Sun Devils cut the deficit to one on a three-point play by Holder, but McLaughlin made three 3-pointers over the final 3:24 to help the Trojans carry a 45-38 advantage into the break.

USC shot 51.6 percent from the field and made 14 of 27 from 3-point range. Arizona State shot 50.9 percent and made nine 3-pointers.

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UC Davis 76 vs. 70 Hawaii Final
St. John's 73 vs. 86 Seton Hall Final Recap

Delgado paces Seton Hall past St. John's

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Sunday, January 22 at 2:34 PM (EST)

Angel Delgado had a double-double and was one of five Seton Hall players to score in double figures as the Pirates coasted past St. John's 86-73 on Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

Delgado, a junior forward, scored 21 points and grabbed 20 rebounds as the Pirates (13-6, 3-4 Big East) snapped a three-game losing streak. Delgado became the first player since Pittsburgh's Dejuan Blair in 2009 to score 20 points and grab 20 rebounds in a Big East game.

Seton Hall led for nearly the entire game thanks to a 51.6 field goal percentage. The Pirates hit eight of their 21 3-pointers and also held a 45-33 advantage on the glass.

Freshman guard Myles Powell added 19 points, going 7-for-12 from the field. Desi Rodriguez (11 points), Khadeen Carrington (10 points) and Jevon Thomas (10 points) also scored in double figures for the Pirates.

The loss was the fourth in five games for St. John's (9-12, 3-5 Big East).

Freshman guard Marcus LoVett had a team-best 22 points on 9-of-17 shooting.

Junior guard Bashir Ahmed had 19 points and was the only other player to score in double figures for the Red Storm. St. John's shot 41.9 percent from the field for the game and trailed 46-26 at halftime.

Seton Hall is 3-0 at home in Big East play and 0-4 on the road in conference.

The Pirates' recent three-game skid all came away from the Prudential Center and featured a 30-point loss at No. 1 Villanova on Monday.

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UMBC 102 vs. 86 Massachusetts-Lowell Final
George Mason 82 vs. 77 Richmond Final
Youngstown State 85 vs. 94 Milwaukee Final
Detroit 87 vs. 101 Northern Kentucky Final
Northwestern 74 vs. 72 Ohio State Final Recap

Northwestern ends 40-year dry spell at Ohio State

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Sunday, January 22 at 3:25 PM (EST)

Northwestern won in Columbus, Ohio, for the first time in 40 years and took another step toward an even bigger first.

The Wildcats were 9 of 10 from the foul line in the last 80 seconds and held off Ohio State 74-72 on Sunday afternoon at Value City Arena.

Northwestern is now 16-4 (5-2 in the Big Ten) as they try to secure the first NCAA Tournament bid in school history.

The loss was third at home this season for the Buckeyes (12-8, 2-4).

Scottie Lindsey, Northwestern's leading scorer, scored five points during an 11-3 run that made it 63-58 with 3:07 to play.

Ohio State made three 3-pointers in the final minute, but the Wildcats closed it out at the line.

Lindsey finished with 19 points to lead Northwestern. He has reached double figures in scoring in every game this season.

Jae'Sean Tate scored 14 points to lead Ohio State, which shot 45 percent from the field but just 52 percent from the free-throw line.

JaQuan Lyle had 13 points and Trevor Thompson added 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Buckeyes.

Northwestern, which made 10 of its last 14 shots from the floor in the first half, was 0 of 8 to start the second and Ohio State scored eight straight to regain the lead.

Ohio State shot 52 percent from the field in the first half but committed eight turnovers and trailed 36-31 at intermission. Northwestern had a 10-0 advantage in points off turnovers.

Northwestern runs of 10-0 and 9-0 bookended a 3-pointer and layup by Ohio State's Kam Williams as the Wildcats took their biggest lead of the first half at 36-28 inside the final minute of the half.

Ohio State made 11 of its first 17 shots from the floor and led 23-17 before Northwestern's run.

Northwestern, which hadn't won in Columbus since 1977, hosts Nebraska on Thursday. The Buckeyes welcome Minnesota on Wednesday.

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New Hampshire 81 vs. 56 Hartford Final
Saint Louis 46 vs. 67 Dayton Final
Maine 63 vs. 81 Albany Final
La Salle 52 vs. 90 VCU Final
Oakland 67 vs. 88 Wright State Final
Georgetown 75 vs. 86 Xavier Final Recap

No. 22 Xavier halts three-game skid

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Sunday, January 22 at 5:49 PM (EST)

CINCINNATI -- Coming off the toughest three-game stretch in program history, which resulted in three straight losses, No. 22 Xavier badly needed a win on Sunday against Georgetown.

Banged up point guard Edmond Sumner and the Musketeers outmuscled the Hoyas to snap their skid.

Trevon Bluiett scored 24 points and J.P. Macura added 20 as Xavier avoided its longest losing streak in 17 years with an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday afternoon at Cintas Center.

Sumner wore a brace on his sore left shoulder and had 14 points and seven assists with just one turnover. Late in the first half, Sumner sat on the bench in obvious pain but came back to deliver a strong second-half performance.

"Tough as nails," Xavier coach Chris Mack said. "He was really locked in on what I was asking him to do: get teammates shots, rebound the ball, play fast and with pace. He's been a warrior these past few weeks. He just wants to win."

The victory helped Xavier (14-5, 4-3 Big East) avoid its first four-game losing streak since the 1999-2000 season heading into Thursday's annual meeting with crosstown rival Cincinnati. The three previous losses came against No. 1 Villanova, No. 13 Butler and No. 7 Creighton.

"Damn, it feels good to win," Mack said. "I think our team has done a really good job coming to practice with energy. You feel an inordinate amount of pressure because we' 1/8re used to winning. The schedule doesn't get any easier."

Xavier outrebounded Georgetown 36-21, including 11-1 on the offensive end. The Musketeers were 36 of 49 from the free throw line.

"Free throw line and rebounding. Those two areas," Hoyas coach John Thompson III said. "We were getting paint touches and were throwing the ball in there. They did a good job defending us in there."

Georgetown (10-10, 1-6) shot just 32.7 percent from the field and went 5 of 23 from 3-point range in a 74-56 loss to Providence on Monday.

The Hoyas found their stroke against the Musketeers, shooting 53.8 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc to keep the score close for a while.

Rodney Pryor led Georgetown with 23 points and L.J. Peak added 12.

Xavier went nearly eight minutes without a field goal in the first half, but free throws kept the Musketeers in the game. They were in the bonus with 12:03 left in the half and went 12 of 19 from the free-throw line to take a 34-33 lead into halftime.

Peak, the reigning Big East player of the week, didn't have a field goal until 2:02 remained in the first half. He had five points at halftime.

Malcolm Bernard hit a 3-pointer to put Xavier ahead 30-28 late in the half. He had seven points in the first half and Macura led the Musketeers with nine.

Xavier committed 47 turnovers in the previous three games and they were sloppy at times on Sunday. The Musketeers shot just 38.5 percent from the field and committed seven turnovers in the first half.

Georgetown had six players with two fouls by halftime.

Xavier came out of the locker room on fire.

The Musketeers hit their first five shots, including two by Macura, to turn their one-point halftime lead into a 48-38 lead only 2:35 into the second half.

"Nobody likes to lose three games in a row, or lose at all," Macura said. "This will help us going into Thursday (at Cincinnati)."

Kaiser Gates hit a wide-open 3-pointer to put Xavier ahead 52-40.

Georgetown responded with a 9-0 run, including two jumpers by Jessie Govan, to get back within three.

The Musketeers had another scoring drought for more than six minutes, allowing Georgetown to cut its deficit to 55-54.

Pryor's reverse layup tied the score 58-58 with nine minutes left.

But Xavier was too much for Georgetown down the stretch. Bluiett's jumper resulting in a three-point play put the Musketeers ahead 68-61.

Bernard's 3-pointer with 2:14 left made it 77-66. Bernard scored 12 points, his Xavier career high.

The Musketeers went 24 of 30 from the free-throw line in the second half to seal the victory.

"What we do best is sharing the ball, playing defense, and staying locked in," Bernard said. "We wanted to get back to winning. Everyone knows Xavier wins."

NOTES: Xavier G Myles Davis announced Friday that he has left the program. Davis, the team's third-leading scorer and assists leader last season, played in three games after a 15-game suspension resulting from an offseason incident involving his ex-girlfriend. ... Hoyas G L.J. Peak was named Big East Conference player of the week after averaging 18.5 points in two games last week. ... Xavier leads the series 11-4, including wins in six of the past seven meetings. The Musketeers are 7-2 against the Hoyas since the teams became Big East rivals.

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Siena 81 vs. 68 Manhattan Final
Stony Brook 67 vs. 71 Binghamton Final
Fairfield 49 vs. 91 Monmouth Final
Wofford 72 vs. 79 East Tennessee State Final
Fresno State vs. Nevada 3:00 (EST)
UIC 65 vs. 96 Valparaiso Final
UCF 65 vs. 70 Memphis Final
East Carolina 65 vs. 72 Connecticut Final
Virginia Tech 82 vs. 81 Clemson Final Recap

Virginia Tech hands Clemson 6th straight league loss

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Sunday, January 22 at 8:52 PM (EST)

CLEMSON, S.C. -- Senior guard Seth Allen scored 17 points, including a crucial 3-pointer with 31 seconds left, and Virginia Tech topped Clemson 82-81 Sunday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Virginia Tech (15-4, 4-3 ACC) snapped a four-game losing streak on Clemson's home court and dealt the Tigers (11-8, 1-6) their sixth consecutive loss in league play.

Allen connected on 6 of 10 shots from the floor, including 3 of 5 from three-point range, while dishing out six assists.

Senior forward Zach LeDay added 16 points while sophomore guard Ahmed Hill had 11 for Virginia Tech.

Senior forward Jaron Blossomgame and senior guard Avry Holmes each scored 20 points for Clemson. Holmes had five 3-pointers, extending his career-high streak to 15 consecutive games with at least one made 3-point shot.

Virginia Tech led by as many as eight points, at 30-22, with 7:42 left in the first half, but Holmes scored six points in an 18-10 run to close the half and pull the Tigers within 41-40.

Clemson led 62-60 midway through the second half following a fast-break dunk by Blossomgame, but Allen scored four points in an 8-0 response that gave the Hokies a lead they would never relinquish.

Virginia Tech connected on 16 of 17 free throws, including seven straight in the final 2:23, to keep Clemson at bay.

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