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UT-Martin defeats Austin Peay 76-74 in OT

UT-Martin defeats Austin Peay 76-74 in OT

MARTIN, Tenn. (AP) Myles Taylor drained two free throws with 1 second left in overtime to lift Tennessee-Martin over Austin Peay 76-74 Saturday night in Ohio Valley Conference action.

Taylor was put on the line after grabbing the rebound off the Governors' Travis Betran's 3-point miss. Betran was trying to snap a 74-all tie set when Mike Liabo made 2 of 3 free throws for the Skyhawks with 15 seconds left.

Liabo's 3-pointer put UT-Martin (4-12, 1-3) ahead 72-71 with 1:01 left, but Austin Peay's Will Triggs converted a three-point play with 22 seconds remaining for a 74-72 advantage.

UT-Martin forced overtime after Dee Oldham's jumper set a 66-all tie with 24 seconds left in regulation. Betran missed a 3-pointer just before that buzzer, too.

Austin Peay (4-12, 0-2) has now lost eight consecutive games, including three straight by two points each.

Liabo finished with 21 points and Taylor 19 with 13 rebounds.

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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