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Gill, Brogdon lead No. 10 Virginia past Tribe 67-52

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Gill, Brogdon lead No. 10 Virginia past Tribe 67-52

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Anthony Gill and Malcolm Brogdon scored 16 points each and No. 10 Virginia beat William & Mary 67-52 for its sixth straight win.

Darius Thompson added 12 points for the Cavaliers (7-1), who beat the Tribe for the 10th consecutive time.

William & Mary (5-3), which had suffered its first two losses by a total of five points, was led by Daniel Dixon with 15 points and Omar Prewitt with 14.

The Tribe lost the turnover battle 19-6, and their giveaways led to 20 points for Virginia. William & Mary scored just two points off six Virginia turnovers.

The Cavaliers used a 16-2 run early in the game to open a 22-8 lead, but William & Mary didn't let the deficit get any bigger. The Tribe was within 32-22 at halftime, and twice got within six points early in the second half. But Gill's basket made it 42-34 and sparked a 9-2 run for Virginia, and the Cavaliers slowly pulled away.

Evan Nolte added a three-point play, Devin Hall scored and Thompson had a dunk to finish the burst, bringing the crowd to its feet.

Virginia led by as many as 16 points in the closing minutes, allowing coach Tony Bennett to empty his bench.

TIP-INS

William & Mary: Terry Tarpey, the Tribe's third-leading scorer with a 10.0 average, didn't score until he hit two free throws with 16:07 left. ... The Colonial Athletic Association had won three of four against the Atlantic Coast Conference coming into the game, including William & Mary's 85-68 victory at N.C. State to open the season.

Virginia: Brogdon scored 10 points in the first 6:47, then didn't score again until 3:12 remained. ... Point guard London Perrantes suited up and participated in warmups, but did not see action for the second consecutive game after an appendectomy on Sunday.

UP NEXT:

William & Mary takes a break for exams and doesn't play again until hosting Mary Washington on Dec. 18.

Virginia plays No. 20 West Virginia in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday as part of the Jimmy V Classic.

Wilmer Difo homers but Phillies top Nats

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Wilmer Difo homers but Phillies top Nats

WASHINGTON -- Rhys Hoskins hit a two-run homer, Vince Velasquez pitched five effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies snapped Washington's six-game win streak with a 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.

Velasquez (2-4) allowed one run and one hit in his first win since April 7. He also struck out four, walked four and hit a batter.

Edubray Ramos, Tommy Hunter, Luis Garcia and Hector Neris then combined for four innings of one-hit relief. Neris earned his sixth save.

Trea Turner led off the Washington ninth with a walk and was running when Matt Wieters popped out to short right field. Turner, who slid into second, lost track of the ball and was easily doubled off first.

Wilmer Difo homered for Washington. Third baseman Anthony Rendon went 0 for 2 with two walks after missing 19 games with what the team called a contusion to his toe.

Nationals right-hander Tanner Roark (2-3) tied his season high with nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings. He was charged with three runs and six hits.

Andrew Stevenson accounted for Washington's other hit, a one-out single in the sixth. Pedro Severino followed with a walk, but Ramos induced a double-play grounder from Rafael Bautista.

Cesar Hernandez opened the game with a single off Roark and Hoskins homered to center on a 3-2 pitch. It was his fifth of the season.

Maikel Franco provided an insurance run when he followed Carlos Santana's one-out triple with a single in the sixth.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Phillies: RHP Ben Lively (lower back strain) threw 20 pitches in a bullpen session. Lively was placed on the disabled list April 27. ... Manager Gabe Kapler said RHP Pat Neshek (shoulder strain) will throw a bullpen session as the next step in his rehabilitation. Neshek has not appeared in a game this season.

Nationals: 1B Ryan Zimmerman was scratched from the lineup due to stiffness in his side, according to manager Dave Martinez. ... RHP Trevor Gott, who sprained an ankle in the sixth inning Friday night, is day to day.

UP NEXT

The winners of the last three NL Cy Young Awards square off when Philadelphia's Jake Arrieta (3-1, 3.49 ERA) opposes Max Scherzer (6-1, 1.79 ERA). Arrieta won the award in 2015 with the Cubs and Scherzer, the National League Pitcher of the Month for April, has claimed the honor each of the last two seasons.

Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

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Future NBA prospect Omer Yurtseven transfers to Georgetown from NC State

The pieces are starting to come together for Patrick Ewing.

On Monday the Georgetown Hoyas picked up perhaps the biggest (literally and figuratively) target of the transfer market, Omer Yurtseven.

From North Carolina State, the transfer from Istanbul Turkey will have two years remaining of eligibility. Due to NCAA transfer rules, he is not allowed to play for the 2018-19 season.

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Standing at 7-0, the center helped power the Wolfpack to an NCAA tournament bid this past season. Averaging 13.5 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 1.8 blocks a contest, Yurstseven earned All-ACC Third Team honors in the 2017-18 season. He also touted a 58.3 shooting percentage and was not afraid to pull it up from deep either (22 made three-pointers).

NC State lost in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to No. 8 Seton Hall, but he was limited due to foul trouble with only two points and two rebounds in 14 minutes of play.

Initially, he is the option to fill the void that Jessie Govan will leave, whether that is during this offseason or next. Already the team has lost power forward Marcus Derrickson

Yurtseven will just be another frontcourt talent for Ewing with the Hoyas.

It was widely reported that he was considering playing options, both in the United States and abroad before this announcement. Easily he has the talent to go in first round of the NBA Draft whichever year he declares.

On the same day, the Hoyas also announced the signing of four-star guard James Akinjo.