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Dejean-Jones lifts Las Vegas to win over Air Force

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Dejean-Jones lifts Las Vegas to win over Air Force

LAS VEGAS (AP) Bryce Dejean-Jones made a go-ahead jumper with 12 seconds remaining in overtime, and No. 24 UNLV held on to beat Air Force 76-71 in their Mountain West Conference home opener on Saturday night.

Anthony Bennett, the nation's freshman leading scorer, had 22 points and 16 rebounds for the Rebels (14-3, 1-1).

Dejean-Jones' bucket put the Rebels up 72-71. He scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half, including two free throws with 37 seconds left in regulation to tie it 62-all. He had five points in overtime.

Mike Moser had 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Rebels.

Air Force's Michael Lyons, who had 19 points, missed a potential go-ahead jump shot just right of the lane with 3 second left in OT. The Rebels then made four free throws with less than two seconds left to seal it.

Mike Fitzgerald led the Falcons (9-5, 1-1) with 22 points, while DeLovell Earls added 10.

Fitzgerald also had a chance to win in regulation with a 3-pointer from the right side, but missed with 3 seconds left.

In overtime, the Falcons took the lead with 3 minutes left and never trailed until Dejean-Jones made his shot from the right side.

Lyons gave Air Force their last led at 71-70, making 1 of 2 free throws with 39 seconds left.

Air Force has had little success against UNLV in Las Vegas. The Rebels are now 19-1 against the Falcons at home, including 17-1 at the Thomas & Mack Center. Air Force's only win in Las Vegas against UNLV came in 2006.

After UNLV'S Justin Hawkins' three with 3:34 left in regulation, Lyons drove in for a layup with 3:06 left for the lead, 60-58. Bennett's basket tied it 60-all with 2:42 left.

The Falcons retook the lead 62-60 on Tre' Coggins' free throws 10 seconds later.

Former Maryland DL Mojo Rawley tells Mike Locksley how the Gronkowski brothers got him into WWE

Former Maryland DL Mojo Rawley tells Mike Locksley how the Gronkowski brothers got him into WWE

With Wrestlemania 36 underway this weekend, Maryland football coach Mike Locksley sat down on Instagram Live with former Terps defensive lineman and current WWE superstar Mojo Rawley to talk about his new career path. 

Rawley's real name is Dean Muhtadi, and he played for the Terps in for two years as a Division III transfer. He finished third on team in sacks that season and despite going undrafted in 2009, found his way to an NFL camp with the Packers. 

Muhtadi spent 2009 with Green Bay and 2010 with the Cardinals before suffering an injury that landed him on injured reserve. It was then where Muhtadi found a new career path thanks to two of his best friends. 

"Dan Gronkowski and Chris Gronkowski played with me at Maryland, two of my closest friends," Rawley said on "Late Night With Locks". "Their dad was one of our coach's roommates in the WWE, so it seemed like a natural fit. We were watching together, and I kinda made a comment like, 'this would be awesome if I could be one of [the wrestlers]. Mr. Gronk made the call and the rest was history."

Rawley has been a WWE superstar and currently stands as Rob Gronkowski's hype man. The former Patriots tight end is WWE's most recent signee and is Wrestlemania 36's host.

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The Rock's cheat day, what the Watt brothers are up to, Marcus Stroman get his reps in

The Rock's cheat day, what the Watt brothers are up to, Marcus Stroman get his reps in

First up in Saturday's round-up of the best sports moments on the internet, everyone is trying to stick to as normal of a routine as they can while at home. Quarantine wasn’t going to keep Dwayne Johnson aka “The Rock” away from his “cheat day”. Have you ever seen french toast this big in your life? 


Next up, the Watt brothers have been staying in shape working out together and they even have a football field coming soon. Check out JJ Watt painting the lines. He says he has a new respect for groundskeepers now. The stage is set for the Watt brothers!


Finally, no bullpen, no problem! Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman sets up a makeshift bullpen on his boat dock and it even has a mound. Now that is a beautiful place to get your reps in! 

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