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Stony Brook beats St Francis (NY) 77-61

Stony Brook beats St Francis (NY) 77-61

BROOKLYN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) Dave Corley scored 19 points and grabbed eight boards to lead Stony Brook past St. Francis (N.Y.) 77-61 Tuesday night.

Anthony Jackson chipped in with 15 points and Jameel Warney added 13 points to go along with nine rebounds to help Stony Brook (7-2) win its third game in a row.

Stony Brook shot the ball well in the first half to build a big early lead. The Seawolves shot 60 percent (15 for 25) in the first half compared to St Francis' 33.3 percent (10 for 33). Stony Brook led at halftime 40-24.

The Terriers (2-6) never made it a contest in the second half as Stony Brook rode its early lead to victory.

Stony Brook outscored St. Francis in the paint by eight points and held a 22-8 edge in bench points.

Jalen Cannon and Kevin Douglas scored 14 points apiece to lead St. Francis.

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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