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Liberty beats Coastal Carolina 64-56, snaps skid

Liberty beats Coastal Carolina 64-56, snaps skid

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) Tomasz Gielo was 4 of 4 from 3-point range en route to 19 points and pulled down six rebounds to help Liberty snap a two-game losing streak, beating Coastal Carolina 64-56 Saturday in a Big South Conference matchup.

John Caleb Sanders had 13 points and Tavares Speaks added 11 and four assists for Liberty (5-12, 1-2), which snapped Coastal Carolina's three-game winning streak.

Kierre Greenwood led Coastal Carolina (7-7, 2-1) with 27 points but was the lone Chanticleer in double figures.

Liberty led 23-20 before closing the first half with five unanswered points. The Flames scored the first six points of the second half to pull away. Gielo capped the run with a 3-pointer and Liberty did not lead by fewer than six the rest of the way.

Liberty shot 47.6 percent (20 of 42) from the field, compared to 29.2 percent (19 of 65) for Coastal Carolina.

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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