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Johnson, Robert Morris defeat Quinnipiac 87-75

Johnson, Robert Morris defeat Quinnipiac 87-75

MOON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Russell Johnson made 12 of 13 free throws and netted a season-high 22 points as Robert Morris topped Quinnipiac 87-75 in Northeast Conference action Saturday night.

Lucky Jones added 18 points and eight rebounds for the Colonials (12-7, 4-2), who scored 21 points off 17 Bobcats' turnovers and won despite a 30-24 disadvantage in rebounds.

Zaid Hearst paced Quinnipiac (6-12, 2-4) with 16 points, while Evan Conti and Ousmane Drame added 13 and Ike Azotam had 11.

The Bobcats hit 61.9 percent (13 of 21) from the field in the first half, but trailed 41-29 at the intermission due to Robert Morris' 3-point shooting success.

The Colonials hit 7 of 11 from beyond the arc and 57.7 percent (15 of 26) overall in the first half, with Velton Jones scoring 13 of his 14 points on 5-of-6 shooting and Karvel Anderson hitting 3 of 4 3-pointers for nine points.

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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