Arkansas-Pine Bluff beats Grambling State 79-67

Arkansas-Pine Bluff beats Grambling State 79-67

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) Tevin Hammond scored 20 points, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff made an 11-point run late in the second half to beat Grambling State 79-67 on Saturday.

DaVon Haynes and Daniel Broughton had 13 points apiece, and Terrell Kennedy added 12 for the Golden Lions (8-12, 7-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who have won four consecutive games.

Terry Rose and Brandon Dorsett scored 13 points each, with Dorsett collecting eight rebounds, and Peter Roberson had 12 points for Grambling State (0-17, 0-8).

Arkansas-Pine Bluff outscored Grambling State 40-14 in the paint and scored 21 points off turnovers.

With the scored tied 55-55, Arkansas-Pine Bluff took control with and 11-0 run capped by Mitchell Anderson's layup at 4:06.

With a seven-point spurt, the Tigers led 49-45 at 10:10. Grambling State fell behind 55-49 after Lazabian Jackson's 3-pointer with 7:45 left but tied it 55-55 on Brandon Dorsett's free throws at 6:11 before the Lions' run.

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Dwayne Haskins named the Redskins starting QB for the rest of the 2019 season

Dwayne Haskins named the Redskins starting QB for the rest of the 2019 season

Dwayne Haskins will be the Redskins' starting quarterback the rest of the 2019 season, head coach Bill Callahan announced on Monday.

The news came one week after Haskins’ first career start in Buffalo. The 15th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, Haskins played decent against the Bills, avoiding any major mistakes and mostly operating the vanilla game plan. 

In the minutes after the 24-9 loss to the Bills, Redskins interim head coach Bill Callahan hesitated to name Haskins the starter. The coach said he needed to review the game film and check on the health of former starter Case Keenum. Callahan continued his privacy around the quarterback decision throughout the team’s Week 10 bye before making the announcement.

On Monday, Callahan committed to Haskins, and frankly, it makes sense.

At 1-8, the Redskins season is shot and the team should focus on developing their young passer for the 2020 season and beyond. 

The Jets come in at 2-8, and while they’re coming off a win over the Giants, this game marks a real opportunity for a Washington win. His start Sunday vs. the Jets will be his first-ever start at FedExField in front of a home Redskins crowd.

Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones threw for more than 300 yards and four touchdowns against the Jets in Week 10, and that should be a real reason for optimism with Haskins and the Redskins. 

Additionally, running back Derrius Guice should be back on the field for Washington when the Jets come to town. 


Maryland remains at No. 7, Virginia rises in latest college basketball AP Poll

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Maryland remains at No. 7, Virginia rises in latest college basketball AP Poll

Kentucky has climbed to No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll.

The Wildcats rose one spot after winning a 1-vs-2 matchup with Michigan State to open the season in the Champions Classic, followed by an easy win against Eastern Kentucky.

Kentucky (2-0) earned 64 of 65 first-place votes in Monday's poll, marking the first time the Wildcats have reached No. 1 since early in the 2016-17 season.

This marks the seventh of coach John Calipari's 11 seasons that the Wildcats have spent at least one week atop the AP poll. That includes 10 weeks during the 2011-12 season on the way to the national championship and a start-to-finish stay in 2014-15 as the Wildcats carried an unbeaten record to the Final Four, where they lost to Wisconsin.

Duke climbed two spots to No. 2 after beating Kansas in the Classic's other top-4 matchup.

The Spartans fell to No. 3, followed by Louisville -- which claimed the remaining first-place vote.

Kansas, North Carolina, Maryland, Gonzaga, reigning national champion Virginia and Villanova rounded out the top 10.

Florida took the week's biggest tumble, falling nine spots to No. 15 after a loss to Florida State. Baylor fell eight spots to No. 24 after losing to Washington, which entered the poll at No. 20.

No. 25 Colorado was the other new addition, earning the Pac-12 program's first appearance since being ranked for six weeks during the 2013-14 season.

Purdue and VCU fell out of the poll.

2019 AP Top 25 Poll Week 2

Team (First-place votes), Record (Movement)

#1 Kentucky (64), 2-0 (+1)
#2 Duke, 2-0 (+2)
#3 Michigan State, 1-1 (-2)
#4 Louisville (1), 2-0 (+1)
#5 Kansas, 1-1 (-2)
#6 North Carolina,  2-0 (+3)
#7 Maryland, 2-0
#8 Gonzaga, 2-0
#9 Virginia, 2-0 (+2)
#10 Villanova, 1-0
#11 Texas Tech, 2-0 (+2)
#12 Seton Hall, 2-0
#13 Memphis, 2-0 (+1)
#14 Oregon, 2-0 (+1)
#15 Florida, 1-1 (-9)
#16 Ohio State, 2-0 (+2)
#17 Utah State, 2-0
#18 Saint Mary's (CA), 1-0 (+2)
#19 Arizona, 2-0 (+2)
#20 Washington, 1-0 (unranked)
#21 Xavier, 2-0 (-2)
#22 Auburn, 2-0 (+2)
#23 LSU, 1-0 (-1)
#24 Baylor, 1-1 (-8)
#25 Colorado, 1-0 (unranked)

Dropped out of poll: Purdue (#23), VCU (#25)

Others receiving votes: VCU 137, Florida State 112, Texas 95, Marquette 67, Tennessee 49, Providence 23, Purdue 21, Houston 18, Utah 14, Missouri 13, Arkansas 11, Mississippi State 9, Georgetown 4, Liberty 3, San Diego State 2, Creighton 1, Vermont 1, Dayton 1.

Locally, only two teams from the Mid-Atlantic/ Washington D.C. region were ranked this week. Maryland remained at No. 7 in the poll and Virginia jumped up two spots to No. 9. Ranked last week, VCU fell out of the poll despite going 2-0 to start the year.

The Terps collected two wins against Holy Cross and Rhode Island in their first action. Neither of the wins were too impressive and were come-from-behind victories. The Cavaliers dominated Syracuse and James Madison, holding those opponents to a combined 68 points. While VCU remained undefeated, impressive starts by Washington and Colorado boosted those two teams into the poll over the Rams.

Georgetown and Liberty also received votes, both sitting with 2-0 records.

NBC Sports Washington's Tyler Byrum contributed to this report.