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Boston U uses late run to beat Vermont 63-53

Boston U uses late run to beat Vermont 63-53

BOSTON (AP) D.J. Irving scored 20 points, Dom Morris added a double-double and Boston University used a late, 13-3 run to defeat Vermont 63-53 Tuesday night to snap a two-game losing streak and earn its first America East Conference win of the season.

The Terriers (7-9, 1-2) led 47-46 before Morris sparked the scoring run with a layup with 4:12 left. John Papale capped the run with a layup with 48 seconds left, putting Boston ahead 60-49.

Irving hit 8 of 10 from the foul line, while Morris had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his third double-double of the season.

Sandro Carissimo paced the Catamounts (9-6, 2-1) with 17 points. Vermont led 24-22 at halftime but shot 27.3 percent (9 of 33) in the second half, including 2 of 16 from 3-point range.

The Terriers hit 54.6 percent (12 of 22) from the field after intermission, including 3 of 6 3-pointers.

Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

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Daryl Dike's incredible goals leads UVA to the national championship game

It's never too late for a beautiful strike.

In the national semifinals between Virginia and Wake Forest, Hoos' leading scorer Daryl Dike, scored a goal for the ages. 

Dike tracked this ball perfectly and buried it past Andrew Pannenberg on his first touch.

Dike wasn't done there, stretching the lead to 2-0 with this beauty of a header:

Next up for UVA is the national championship title game Sunday, December 15th at 6 p.m., where they'll face off with Georgetown in Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park.

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

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Wizards release statement on the passing of John Wall's mother

The Washington Wizards announced the passing of John Wall's mother, Frances Pulley on Friday. 

Wall's mother had been battling cancer before her passing. She was 58. 

In a statement on Twitter, the Wizards said, "Sending thoughts and love for John Wall and his family after the passing of his mother, Frances Pulley. She will forever be a part of our #DCFamily."

Zach Leonsis, the senior vice president of strategic initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, also released a statement

"Thinking of @JohnWall and his family right now. Keeping you guys in our prayers. So terribly sorry for your loss and know that she will be remembered forever. #DCFamily

Wall's Kentucky coach, John Calipari also expressed his condolences for his former star: 

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