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Albany overpowers South Carolina State 83-55

Albany overpowers South Carolina State 83-55

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) Mike Black hit 9 of 11 from the field and 5 of 7 from beyond the arc en route to a game-high 23 points as Albany picked up an 83-55, nonconference win over South Carolina State Tuesday night.

Black wasn't alone in his sharpshooting. The Great Danes (4-2) shot 53.4 percent (31 of 58) from the field, including 51.7 percent (15 of 29) on 3-pointers. Jayson Guerrier added 18 points and Jacob Iati 14 for Albany, and both players made 4 of 8 3-point tries.

Shaquille Mitchell led the Bulldogs (3-2) with 13 points, followed closely by Adam Adams and Khalif Toombs with 12 apiece. South Carolina State shot 43.9 percent (25 of 57) from the field but made just 3 of 16 3-point attempts, including a 0 for 5 showing in the second half.

Albany outrebounded the Bulldogs 37-26.

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Nick Markakis makes All-Star debut after 12 1/2 seasons

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Nick Markakis makes All-Star debut after 12 1/2 seasons

Beloved former Oriole Nick Markakis is finally being recognized as an All-Star this week in Washington, D.C. at the 89th Midsummer Classic. 

The 34-year-old right fielder waited 12 1/2 Major League Baseball seasons for his name to be called. 

Markakis, who is on his way to having the best season of his career, is batting .323 and leading the NL with 120 hits. He received the most votes of any NL outfielder in fan voting.

A 22-year-old Markakis first arrived in the Orioles clubhouse in 2006 when the average age of the rest of the Orioles’ starting lineup was 32. The now 34-year-old finds himself as one of the oldest on a Braves team that is 10 games above .500 at the halfway point of the season and only 1/2 game back from the first-place Phillies.  

MLB announced Tuesday night's starting lineups, which features Markakis batting 7th and playing right field for the National League. 

Catch Markakis and the rest of the field in Tuesday night's All-Star Game at 8 p.m. on FOX. 

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