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Georgetown's Joshua Smith (24) drives to the basket against Florida's Jon Horfard (21) during their game in the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Wednesday Nov. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

Georgetown escapes No. 18 Florida, 66-65

- Associated Press

D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera made a jumper with 3.4 seconds left in overtime to give Georgetown a 66-65 victory over No. 18 Florida on Wednesday night in the Battle 4 Atlantis quarterfinals.

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives pat Washington Wizards' Marcin Gortat (4), from Poland, during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Cleveland. (Associated Press)

LeBron, Cavs wallop Wizards 113-87

- Associated Press

LeBron James scored 29 points, Kevin Love added 21 and the Cleveland Cavaliers exacted a little revenge on Washington with a 113-87 win over the Wizards on Wednesday night.

Maryland forward Damonte Dodd, right, tries to make a move to the basket against Iowa State guard Naz Long (15) and Georges Niang, back left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball tournament Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Ed Zurga)

Maryland beats No. 13 Iowa St 72-63 in CBE Classic

- Associated Press

Jared Nickens and Jake Layman scored 15 points apiece to lead a balanced attack, and Maryland beat No. 13 Iowa State 72-63 on Tuesday night in the championship game of the CBE Classic.

Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) goes to the basket past Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Wizards fall to Hawks, 106-102

- Associated Press

Surely, everybody can’t have a so-so night. At some point, in an NBA game, somebody has to develop that hot hand that leads one team or the other toward victory, right?

Maryland guard Melo Trimble (left) hugs Richaud Pack after Pack was fouled in the final minutes in the second half of the CBE Hall of Fame Classic game against Arizona State on Monday in Kansas City, Mo. Maryland won 78-73. (Associated Press)

Trimble leads Terps to 78-73 win over Arizona State

- Associated Press

Melo Trimble had 31 points, Dez Wells scored all but two of his 14 points in the second half and Maryland beat Arizona State 78-73 on Monday night in the semifinals of the CBE Classic.

Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario, center, is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker, left, and guard Giannis Antetokounmpo, right, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

Nene may miss a couple games

- The Washington Times

Nene left Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks following just six minutes on the floor because of plantar fasciitis.

Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James is fouled by Denver Nuggets Wilson Chandler during an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Phil Masturzo)  MANDATORY CREDIT

LeBron James as Cavaliers flounder: ‘I stink’

- Associated Press

James believes the Cavs (5-7) will have to overcome even tougher adversity at some point this season. James says he “has to do better” and be more of a leader for Cleveland to snap out of its early season funk.

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Mercer beats Rice 77-71 in OT in Alaska Shootout

Associated Press

Ike Nwamu scored 21 points and Mercer made its last eight free throws in overtime to hold off Rice 77-71 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.

UAB's head coach Jerod Haase calls out to his team during their game against Florida at the Battle 4 Atlantis basketball tournament in Paradise Island, Bahamas, Thursday Nov. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Aylen)

No. 18 Florida holds off UAB, 56-47

- Associated Press

Alternating wins and losses through the season's first five games is not exactly what a program like Florida aspires to do.

Phoenix Suns' Gerald Green (14) yells and pumps his fist as he celebrates his dunk over Denver Nuggets' Darrell Arthur, middle, as Suns' Miles Plumlee (22) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Phoenix.  The Suns defeated the Nuggets 120-112. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Green scores 24, Suns beat Nuggets 120-112

- Associated Press

Suns coach Jeff Hornacek wondered if his team would be a little tired after a six-game road trip that ended with a long flight home from Toronto on Monday night.

California downs Cal Poly 72-52

Associated Press

Jabari Bird needed a faster tempo. California needed a faster tempo. The Bears turned to their defense to set the tune and things started rolling from there.

NBA Capsules

- Associated Press

Manu Ginobili had 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs won without coach Gregg Popovich, rallying for a 106-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili, right, of Argentina, drives around Indiana Pacers forward Solomon Hill during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

Spurs beat Pacers 106-100 without Popovich

Associated Press

With Gregg Popovich resting after a medical procedure, Manu Ginobili had a throwback game while playing under former coach Ettore Messina for the first time in 13 years.

Top 25 Capsules

- Associated Press

Sam Dekker scored 17 points, Nigel Hayes' acrobatic tip-in with 20 seconds left capped his 15-point day, and No. 2 Wisconsin needed to rally in the second half to beat Georgetown 68-65 on Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.

No. 2 Wisconsin easily gets past UAB, 72-43

- Associated Press

The whistle blew and Wisconsin coach Bo Ryan immediately went into action, thrusting his arms straight up in protest of what he thought was an erroneous call.

Arizona forward Brandon Ashley (21) post up against San Diego State forward J.J. O'Brien, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Maui Invitational on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Eugene Tanner)

No. 3 Arizona edges No. 15 SDSU for Maui title

- Associated Press

Stanley Johnson had shown glimpses of his precocious talent during Arizona's first five games, occasionally showing up on the highlight reels with a soaring dunk or blocked shot.