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Ortiz, Wagner beat Penn in OT 68-63

Ortiz, Wagner beat Penn in OT 68-63

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (AP) Kenneth Ortiz finished with 23 points, 10 rebounds and six assists to lead Wagner past Penn 68-63 in overtime Saturday.

Miles Cartwright converted a three-point play to put Penn (2-9) up 52-51 with 2:32 remaining. Ortiz then made a layup to put Wagner (6-5) back on top, but Henry Brooks' jumper with 1:38 left to play put Penn ahead 54-53.

Orlando Parker made 1 of 2 free throws with 37 seconds left to tie the game at 54, and Cartwright missed a last second 3, ensuring overtime.

Mario Moody made a dunk to start the overtime period, and Josh Thompson converted a layup to put Wagner up 58-54. After two Cartwright free throws cut Penn's deficit to two, 60-58, Ortiz's tip-in made it 62-58 with 1:36 left to play. Ortiz then converted six straight free throws to seal the victory.

Cartwright led the Quakers 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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