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Presbyterian defeats North Greenville 91-83

Presbyterian defeats North Greenville 91-83

CLINTON, S.C. (AP) Khalid Mutakabbir scored 23 points to lead four Presbyterian players in double figures as the Blue Hose beat North Greenville 91-83 Wednesday night in a shootout.

Mutakabbir got help from Ryan Hargraves, who came off the bench to score a career-high 16 points. Jordan Downing added 19 points and center Williams Truss 10.

Yet, all that barely held off North Greenville, an NCAA Division II team from North Carolina. The Crusaders (4-3), who were tied 40-40 at halftime, got 30 points from Tyshawn Patterson - including 22 in the first half. North Greenville scored the last 14 points of the first half to forge that halftime tie.

Chris Dean scored 21 points for the Crusaders and Jimmy Ellis 18. But they couldn't overcome the sizzling shooting of Presbyterian (2-7). The Blue Hose shot 62.1 percent from the floor (36 of 58), 19 of 27 in the second half.

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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