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Halpern's 3 lifts Brown over Providence 69-68

Halpern's 3 lifts Brown over Providence 69-68

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) Tucker Halpern hit two of his eight 3-pointers in the final 31.3 seconds, rallying short-handed Brown to a 69-68 upset of Providence Friday night.

The Bears (4-6), who ended a five-game losing streak against their city rivals, outscored the Friars 9-1 in the final 44.9 seconds and overcame a career-high 37 points by Providence's LaDontae Henton, who scored 24 straight points in the second half.

After Sean McDonagill cut a seven-point lead to four with a 3-pointer, Providence turned the ball over and Halpern scored with 31.3 left. Vincent Council was then fouled and made 1 of 2 with 20.5 remaining, before Halpern, who finished with 28 points - one shy of his career high - hit another 3 with 7.3 seconds left to give Brown the lead.

Providence (8-4), which scored it last basket with 2:55 left, didn't get a good look at the final shot, which Council missed.

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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