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Miami (Ohio) beats Wilmington (Ohio) 84-67

Miami (Ohio) beats Wilmington (Ohio) 84-67

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Allen Roberts and Reggie Johnson scored 16 points apiece to help Miami (Ohio) pull away from Division-III program Wilmington (Ohio) 84-67 Saturday in nonconference play.

Will Fielder had 12 points, Will Sullivan and Jon Harris added 10 each while Roberts and Johnson both made 4 of 8 shots from the field for the Redhawks (5-6), who shot 48.1 percent (25 of 52).

Wilmington (4-8), conversely, shot 39.3 percent (22 of 56) from the field, including five straight misses during a 15-0 Miami run over a 2 minute, 23 second span in the second half.

Harris capped the run with a 3-pointer and Johnson added two free throws to give Miami a 69-55 lead with 9:53 left to play.

Wilmington, which led five times, never got any closer as the Quakers missed 14 of their last 18 shots.

Brandon Candella led Wilmington with 16 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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