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Morehead State takes down Indiana State 71-63

Morehead State takes down Indiana State 71-63

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) Devon Atkinson and Milton Chavis scored 15 points apiece to lead Morehead State to a 71-63 victory against Indiana State on Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak.

The Eagles (5-5) used a 41-6 scoring advantage off the bench to claim the win.

Khristian Smith had 20 points, Manny Arop added 19 and Jake Odum 15 for the Sycamores (4-3), but only two other players scored. Lucas Eitel, who had made 15 of 24 from 3-point range this season, was held to three points, making 1 of 3 from beyond the arc.

The Eagles shot 48.9 percent from the field (22 of 45) to the Sycamores' 37 percent (17 of 46), and 52.9 percent (9 of 17) to 22.7 percent (5 of 22) from 3.

Morehead State never trailed and led 32-26 at halftime. Indiana State closed to 59-57 on Smith's layup with 2:55 to go, but Morehead State pulled away.

VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

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VCU loses fourth consecutive game to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- Javonte Perkins had 25 points as Saint Louis topped VCU 80-62 on Friday night.

Hasahn French had 18 points for Saint Louis (19-8, 8-6 Atlantic 10 Conference). Terrence Hargrove Jr. added 11 points. Jordan Goodwin had 10 points.

Marcus Santos-Silva had 11 points for the Rams (17-10, 7-7), who have now lost four consecutive games. De'Riante Jenkins added 10 points.

Saint Louis plays Saint Joseph's at home on Wednesday. VCU faces UMass on the road on Wednesday.

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Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Tristan Thompson calls Bradley Beal one of the best shooting guards in the league

Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson spoke with reporters after the team's victory over the Wizards Friday night, praising Bradley Beal, who was snubbed from All-Star consideration this season despite averaging nearly 30 points-per-game.

The Cavaliers held the Wizards to just 21 points in the fourth quarter, and Thompson said their main focus was neutralizing Beal.

"The Wizards are really good offensively when they are making their runs," Thompson said postgame. "Bradley Beal is an All-Star in our league. One of the top-three two-guards in our league right now, so we were just trying to make it tough for him."

Beal finished the night with 26 points, but struggled from the floor. Beal shot 9-for-28 from the floor and the Cavaliers' stingy defense was clearly a factor.

Beal and the Wizards will have a chance to get back on track on Sunday night at Capital One Arena when they host the Chicago Bulls for the final time this season.

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