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Treadwell, Akron top Texas Southern 83-68

Treadwell, Akron top Texas Southern 83-68

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Demetrius Treadwell had a double-double, Zeke Marshall turned in 21 points and Akron won its third straight Thursday when it rolled over Texas Southern 83-68 in a nonconference game.

Treadwell had 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Zips (7-4) while Marshall added eight boards and five blocks. He entered averaging 3.9 blocks per game, fourth in the country.

Texas Southern (1-12) has lost 10 straight games for its second 10-game losing streak in two years.

Akron opened on an 11-0 run that spanned nearly five minutes and rolled to a 43-23 halftime advantage.

Omar Strong had 33 points, his highest output in a regulation game with the Tigers - he scored 39 in a double-overtime loss to Colorado on Nov. 27. Since that game, Strong is averaging 23.9 points. Thursday, the senior hit 7 of 18 3-point attempts.

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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