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Sam Houston State rolls over Howard Payne 90-49

Sam Houston State rolls over Howard Payne 90-49

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) Paul Baxter had 16 points off the bench to lead five Sam Houston State players scoring in double figures in a 90-49 victory against Howard Payne on Saturday.

Terrance Motley added 15 points, Darius Gatson 13, Will Bond 11 and DeMarcus Gatlin 10 for the Bearkats (7-5), who never trailed.

Brandon Gould scored 10 points to lead the Division III Yellow Jackets (3-8), who had 23 turnovers, were outrebounded 53-31 and shot just 34.5 percent (19 of 55) from the floor.

The Bearkats outscored Howard Payne 46-14 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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