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Edwin, Seton Hall rally to beat Wake Forest 71-67

Edwin, Seton Hall rally to beat Wake Forest 71-67

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Fuquan Edwin scored 24 points and Seton Hall rallied from a 13-point deficit in the final 12 minutes to defeat Wake Forest 71-67 on Saturday night.

Brandon Mobley scored on a steal and dunk with 28 seconds left to send the Pirates (7-2) into the lead. When Wake Forest's C.J. Harris missed at the other end, it led to two free throws from Edwin with 7 seconds to play. Mobley's foul shot clinched it 5 seconds later.

Seton Hall hit 63 percent (17 of 27) of its shots in the second half.

Harris, a senior guard, scored a career-best 28 points for the Demon Deacons (4-5), who were aiming to notch consecutive victories for the second time this season. Harris connected on seven 3-point shots.

Seton Hall didn't lead in the second half until the 2:18 mark on Tom Maayan's basket, pushing the Pirates to a 65-63 lead.

Wake Forest cut the margin when Aaron Rountree made 1 of 2 free throws with 1:44 left, then went ahead on Harris' 3-pointer with just under a minute remaining.

Seton Hall's Eugene Teague, who ended up with 19 points, picked up his fourth foul with more than 12 minutes remaining, putting a dent in the Pirates' inside presence. Still, Seton Hall outrebounded Wake Forest 20-8 after halftime.

Wake Forest appeared in good shape at 51-39 after Tyler Cavanaugh drilled a rare 3-pointer.

A full-court press helped turn the tide as the Pirates won for the first time on the road this season. They had lost their two previous true road games.

Wake Forest was charged with five of its 15 second-half turnovers in the last five minutes.

Travis McKie, a junior forward who failed to reach double-digit scoring in Demon Deacons' three previous games, scored 16 points. His basket in transition gave Wake Forest a 14-point edge early in the second half.

Wake Forest held a 36-27 halftime lead after briefly holding an 11-point edge.

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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