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North Dakota State beats North Dakota 72-52

North Dakota State beats North Dakota 72-52

FARGO, N.D. (AP) Taylor Braun scored 22 points and North Dakota State defeated North Dakota 72-52 on Sunday.

Braun also had five steals for the Bison (8-2), who have won seven of their last eight games.

Marshall Bjorklund added 13 points for North Dakota State and TrayVonn Wright had 10 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots.

Mitch Wilmer and Aaron Anderson led North Dakota (1-6) with 12 points apiece. North Dakota had a better shooting percentage from outside, 41 percent to 40 percent, but the Bison attempted 23 more shots and had nine more baskets.

The Bison led by double digits for the last 13 minutes and the final score matched their largest lead of the game.

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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