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No. 25 BYU tops 11th-ranked Baylor 78-71 behind strong game from Khalifa

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Aly Khalifa had 14 points, seven assists and seven rebounds to lead No. 25 BYU to a 78-71 victory over No. 11 Baylor on Tuesday night. Jaxson Robinson scored 16 points and Trevin Knell added 13 for the Cougars (19-7, 7-6 Big 12), who earned their third home victory over a ...

Adam Pelech’s overtime goal lifts Islanders past skidding Penguins 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Pelech found himself in an unusual position: on the ice in overtime, with plenty of room to work. The New York Islanders defenseman didn't let it go to waste, beating Alex Nedeljkovic with a wrist shot from the slot 57 seconds into the extra period to give New York a ...

Hinson’s 41-point eruption sends Pitt past Louisville in 86-59 rout

H PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Hinson scored 27 of his career-high 41 points in the first half and Pittsburgh beat Louisville 86-59 on Saturday. Hinson's 27-point mark before the break equaled the Cardinals' total team output before halftime. Pitt led 37-27 midway as Hinson shot 9 for 14 ...

Ja’Kobe Walter, Jayden Nunn boost No. 12 Baylor over West Virginia 94-81

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor surged ahead early with a strong inside presence, then buried West Virginia with long baskets to win in a tough road venue and keep pace in the tight Big 12 race. Freshman Ja'Kobe Walter scored 23 points to lead six Baylor players in double figures and the ...

Ja’Kobe Walter, Jayden Nunn boost No. 12 Baylor over West Virginia 94-81

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Baylor surged ahead early with a strong inside presence, then buried West Virginia with long baskets to win in a tough road venue and keep pace in the tight Big 12 race. Freshman Ja'Kobe Walter scored 23 points to lead six Baylor players in double figures and the ...

Tominaga helps Nebraska stay unbeaten at home, beat Penn State 68-49

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Keisei Tominaga pumped in 17 points and Nebraska extended its home court unbeaten streak by pulling away from Penn State in the second half to post a 68-49 victory on Saturday afternoon. The Cornhuskers (18-8) are 8-7 in the Big Ten, with all eight victories coming at ...

Hinson’s 41-point eruption sends Pitt past Louisville in 86-59 rout

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Hinson scored 27 of his career-high 41 points in the first half and Pittsburgh beat Louisville 86-59 on Saturday. Hinson's 27-point mark before the break equaled the Cardinals' total team output before halftime. Pitt led 37-27 midway as Hinson shot 9 for 14 including ...

Sidney Crosby scores twice, Penguins beat Blackhawks 4-1 to snap a 3-game skid

CHICAGO (AP) — Sidney Crosby scored twice, Reilly Smith and Bryan Rust added goals, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-1 on Thursday night to snap a three-game losing streak. The Penguins had lost to Minnesota, Winnipeg and Florida in succession, but controlled their ...