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UC Riverside slips by CS Northridge 65-64

UC Riverside slips by CS Northridge 65-64

LOS ANGELES (AP) Chris Patton scored 19 points, including the game-winning shot with 11 seconds remaining, to help UC Riverside slip by CS Northridge 65-64 on Thursday night.

Patton was 8 of 10 from the field and had six rebounds. Patton scored the last 13 points for the Highlanders (4-10, 1-1 Big West).

Josh Fox scored 13 points, and Chris Harriel had 11. Robert Smith had six assists. Fox and Smith also had six rebounds apiece.

Cal State Northridge led 32-30 at halftime and led 57-56 at 7:01 in the second half, but the Highlanders would not go away. The Highlanders shot 53.8 percent from the field for the game, while the Matadors shot 38.9 percent. The Highlanders outrebounded the Matadors 33-28.

Stephen Maxwell led the Matadors with 16 points. Stephan Hicks had 14 points, seven rebounds. Josh Greene had 13 points, and Treyone Williams added 10 for the Matadors (9-5, 0-1).

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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