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No. 24 Cowboys run past Central Arkansas 91-63

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No. 24 Cowboys run past Central Arkansas 91-63

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Le'Bryan Nash scored 19 points, Markel Brown had 14 points and eight rebounds and No. 24 Oklahoma State overcame a slow start to beat Central Arkansas 91-63 on Sunday.

The Cowboys (8-1) fell behind by 11 in the first 8 minutes of the game, but responded with 13 straight points to take the lead for good.

Phil Forte had 12 points and Michael Cobbins and Marcus Smart each scored 10 for Oklahoma State.

Jordan Harks tied his career high with 16 points and Jarvis Garner added 14 points for Central Arkansas (4-4). The Bears played with starting point guard LaQuentin Miles, their second-leading scorer, because of a broken hand.

The Cowboys racked up a 53-35 rebounding advantage and outscored the Bears 44-26 in the paint.

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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