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Western Michigan beats High Point 70-64

Western Michigan beats High Point 70-64

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) Nate Hutcheson scored 19 points and freshman Darius Paul posted his second double-double of the season in Western Michigan's 70-64 win over High Point on Sunday.

Paul finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds and Shayne Whittington added 15 points for Western Michigan (7-3), which snapped a two-game losing streak and handed High Points its second straight loss.

Paul's jumper with 12:05 left in the first half broke open a 10-all tie and sparked a 21-0 run for the Broncos over a 10-minute span.

John Brown's free throws stopped the spurt with 2:28 showing on the clock but High Point (4-5) didn't hit a field goal until the 1:10 mark.

High Point cut the deficit to 63-57 with 51 seconds left in the game but Hutcheson made five free throws down the stretch.

Brown had 20 for High Point, which forced 26 turnovers but got dominated on the boards 53-26.

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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