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Rider holds on to beat Monmouth 65-62

Rider holds on to beat Monmouth 65-62

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. (AP) Daniel Stewart recorded 18 points and 13 rebounds, and Lindsey Nurideen hit late free throws to help Rider beat Monmouth 65-62.

Trailing 37-22 at halftime, Monmouth (1-2) opened the second half on an 11-0 run - seven points by Dion Nesmith - to close the gap to 37-33.

Rider (2-1) responded with a 13-6 run of its own to push the lead to 50-39, but Monmouth answered right back.

Trailing 50-39 with 10 minutes remaining, the Hawks used a 23-12 run to tie the game at 62. Marcus Ware capped the run with a layup.

Lindsey, fouled by Nesmith, hit two free throws with 54 seconds left to give Rider the 64-62 lead.

Following a missed 3-pointer by Monmouth's Jesse Steele, Lindsey hit one free throw with 18 seconds left to extend the lead 65-62.

Andrew Nicholas missed a desperation shot with three seconds left.

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

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Capitals Faceoff Podcast: Big money John Carlson isn't going anywhere

John Carlson isn't going anywhere.

Carlson wanted to stay in Washington, but he wasn't going to come cheap. The Capitals ponied up the cash, however, and signed their star defenseman to a big-time, big-money deal worth $64 million that will make him a Capital for the next eight years.

JJ Regan and Tarik El-Bashir talk about his new contract, the trade that made it happen and take a look ahead to this week's development camp.

Check out their latest episode in the player below or listen on the Capitals Faceoff Podcast page.

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Former Kentucky star Aaron Harrison to join Wizards' Summer League team

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Former Kentucky star Aaron Harrison to join Wizards' Summer League team

The Wizards' 2018 Summer League roster will feature a familiar name, as former Kentucky guard Aaron Harrison is expected to join the team in Las Vegas, NBC Sports Washington has learned.

Harrison joins a growing list of players on the Wizards' Summer League roster, including first round pick Troy Brown, Jr., second round pick Issuf Sanon and Devin Robinson, who is entering the second year on his two-way contract with the Wizards. 

Carrick Felix, who was on the team's roster briefly last season, will also particpate, according to Truth About It. There is also Florida guard Chris Chiozza, who GatorSports.com first reported would be joining the Wizards.

Former Wake Forest center Doral Moore and former Wyoming power forward Alan Herndon will also be on the roster, NBC Sports Washington has learned. Both players worked out for the Wizards in the pre-draft process and Moore had two visits.

The Wizards will be evaluating their Summer League players for potential spots on their upcoming G-League team, the Capital City Go-Go, which gets underway this fall. They also have a second two-way spot to fill.

Harrison, 23, played nine games last season for the Dallas Mavericks after spending the first two years of his career with the Hornets. He was a top-10 recruit coming out of high school, but went undrafted in 2015. A 6-foot-6 guard, Harrison has averaged 2.3 points through 35 NBA games in his career.

Harrison was a big name in college as one of the best players on Kentucky from 2013 through 2015. He played on two Final Four teams and in the national title game in 2014.

Harrison played alongside his twin brother Andrew in college. Andrew currently plays for the Memphis Grizzlies.

Aaron will join the Wizards after he's done with Team USA basketball. They are holding a training camp in Houston this week to determine a roster of players to compete in a qualifying tournament for the World Cup.

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