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Mann helps Belmont defeat Jacksonville State 73-62

Mann helps Belmont defeat Jacksonville State 73-62

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) J.J. Mann scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead all five Belmont starters in double figures as the Bruins won their Ohio Valley Conference opener by holding off Jacksonville State 73-62 Thursday night.

Belmont (10-4) led by 10 in the first half, but the Gamecocks closed to 33-31 at halftime and pulled ahead 48-47 with 10:24 left.

Reece Chamberlain scored on a 3-pointer and a layup to spark a 9-2 run and the Bruins expanded their lead to 10, at 67-57, with 3:09 left.

Blake Jenkins added 14 points, Ian Clark had 12 and Kerron Johnson and Trevor Noack chipped in 11 apiece for the Bruins, who shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50) and were a perfect 17 of 17 from the foul line.

Brian Williams scored 18 to lead Jacksonville State (10-4, 2-1), which came in having won seven of its previous eight games.

North Carolina vs Wake Forest: Date, Time, TV Channel, How to watch

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North Carolina vs Wake Forest: Date, Time, TV Channel, How to watch

It's the home stretch of the ACC women's basketball conference schedule this season. Two local rivals face off Sunday afternoon as they gear up for the postseason.

North Carolina and Wake Forest have struggled in recent weeks. The Tar Heels enter Sunday's game riding a four-game losing streak, while the Demon Deacons have lost six of their last seven and eight of 10.

With the conference regular season schedule winding down, the two programs are preparing to try to make conference tournament runs to put themselves in position to make the NCAA Tournament.

Even in down years for both, the two schools will be up for this game. Any matchup between local rivals in North Carolina is bound to be a meaningful game for all involved.

This is the only head-to-head matchup for these two teams this season. Here's how to watch.

North Carolina vs Wake Forest: How to Watch

Who: North Carolina Tar Heels (16-10, 7-8 ACC) vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons (13-14, 6-10 ACC)
What: ACC women's basketball on NBC Sports Washington
When: Sunday, February 23, 12 p.m. ET. 
Where: Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Winston-Salem, NC
TV Channel: You can watch North Carolina at Wake Forest on NBC Sports Washington Plus (Channel Finder).

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Maryland basketball to host College GameDay for first time in 15 years

Maryland basketball to host College GameDay for first time in 15 years

It’s happening, folks.

For the first time in 15 years, ESPN College GameDay is coming to College Park.

Maryland basketball, currently ranked 7th in the AP Poll, is hosting Michigan State, formerly number one in the polls, Saturday night at 8 p.m.

The Terps played at Michigan State on February 15, also a College GameDay game, in East Lansing. This is only the second time ever College GameDay game has visited a rematch in the same season, after last year’s Duke-Virginia game.

It’s also Maryland’s second-ever time hosting the broadcast, with the last game coming in 2005. It’s the fourth time they’ve been involved on a College GameDay broadcast, the third of which comes against the Spartans.

As enthusiastic as fans are, head coach Mark Turgeon and his players are equally excited.

"We are thrilled to have been selected to host ESPN College GameDay next week," Turgeon stated in a press release. "It will be an incredible day for our program, fans and community. We can't wait to show Rece, Jay, Seth, LaPhonso and the rest of the crew what College Park is all about!"

The game against the Spartans was already big for Maryland’s Big Ten championship chances, and the matchup has been sold out for weeks.

Now, it’s one of the biggest games in College Park in more than a decade.

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