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Crawford scores 30 as Clips beat Rockets 117-109

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Crawford scores 30 as Clips beat Rockets 117-109

HOUSTON (AP) Jamal Crawford scored a season-high 30 points, including 12 straight to start the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Clippers looked just fine without Chris Paul in a 117-109 win over the struggling Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

The Clippers won their second game in a row despite missing their star point guard, who is day to day with a bruised right kneecap.

Los Angeles used a big third quarter to take the lead, and Crawford extended the advantage to 20 by outscoring Houston 12-7 in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter.

James Harden had 23 points for the Rockets, whose four-game losing streak is a season worst.

The Clippers improved to 11-1 this season when the 12-year veteran Crawford leads the team in scoring.

North Carolina vs Wake Forest: Date, Time, TV Channel, How to watch

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North Carolina vs Wake Forest: Date, Time, TV Channel, How to watch

It's the home stretch of the ACC women's basketball conference schedule this season. Two local rivals face off Sunday afternoon as they gear up for the postseason.

North Carolina and Wake Forest have struggled in recent weeks. The Tar Heels enter Sunday's game riding a four-game losing streak, while the Demon Deacons have lost six of their last seven and eight of 10.

With the conference regular season schedule winding down, the two programs are preparing to try to make conference tournament runs to put themselves in position to make the NCAA Tournament.

Even in down years for both, the two schools will be up for this game. Any matchup between local rivals in North Carolina is bound to be a meaningful game for all involved.

This is the only head-to-head matchup for these two teams this season. Here's how to watch.

North Carolina vs Wake Forest: How to Watch

Who: North Carolina Tar Heels (16-10, 7-8 ACC) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-14, 6-10 ACC)
What: ACC women's basketball on NBC Sports Washington
When: Sunday, February 23, 12 p.m. ET. 
Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
TV Channel: You can watch North Carolina at Wake Forest on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder).

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Maryland basketball to host College GameDay for first time in 15 years

Maryland basketball to host College GameDay for first time in 15 years

It’s happening, folks.

For the first time in 15 years, ESPN College GameDay is coming to College Park.

Maryland basketball, currently ranked 7th in the AP Poll, is hosting Michigan State, formerly number one in the polls, Saturday night at 8 p.m.

The Terps played at Michigan State on February 15, also a College GameDay game, in East Lansing. This is only the second time ever College GameDay game has visited a rematch in the same season, after last year’s Duke-Virginia game.

It’s also Maryland’s second-ever time hosting the broadcast, with the last game coming in 2005. It’s the fourth time they’ve been involved on a College GameDay broadcast, the third of which comes against the Spartans.

As enthusiastic as fans are, head coach Mark Turgeon and his players are equally excited.

"We are thrilled to have been selected to host ESPN College GameDay next week," Turgeon stated in a press release. "It will be an incredible day for our program, fans and community. We can't wait to show Rece, Jay, Seth, LaPhonso and the rest of the crew what College Park is all about!"

The game against the Spartans was already big for Maryland’s Big Ten championship chances, and the matchup has been sold out for weeks.

Now, it’s one of the biggest games in College Park in more than a decade.

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