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Beltran, Southern beat William Carey 77-50

Beltran, Southern beat William Carey 77-50

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Derick Beltran scored 23 points and Southern University forced 20 turnovers as the Jaguars defeated NAIA William Carey 77-50 Monday night.

Southern's defense kept the Crusaders (9-2) to just 29.8 percent (17 of 57) shooting from the field while accruing 13 steals and holding William Carey to six assists.

Beltran was 7-of-15 shooting and also pulled down six rebounds. Malcolm Miller had 16 points and Jameel Grace and Christopher Hyder each had seven assists as the Jaguars dished out 21 as a team.

Southern (3-5) led 18-2 after Beltran hit two free throws with 13:05 left in the first half, and William Carey never pulled closer than 11 points after that.

The Jaguars closed the first half on a 15-3 run and went into the break ahead 48-20.

The Crusaders got points from 11 different scorers as Daron Ball and Donzedrick Smith led with eight points each.

VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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