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IUPUI gets hot in 2nd half, defeats IPFW 88-74

IUPUI gets hot in 2nd half, defeats IPFW 88-74

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) John Hart scored 26 points and IUPUI scored 21 of the game's last 23 points to beat IPFW 88-74 Thursday night.

The Jaguars (6-10, 1-2 Summit League), who shot 72 percent from the field in the second half, had four other players score in double figures. Greg Rice had 16 points, Lyonell Gaines and Donovan Gibbs scored 12 apiece and Mitchell Patton had 10 points in 15 minutes off the bench.

IUPUI shot 59 percent from the field overall. It was 39-39 at halftime and the Jaguars trailed 72-67 with 6 minutes remaining then outscored the Mastodons 21-2 the rest of the way. Gaines had eight points in that run.

Frank Gaines had 28 points for IPFW (6-8, 0-1), but he was the only Mastodon to score in double digits. Fort Wayne shot 49 percent from the field.

The final score was the Jaguars' largest lead of the game.

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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