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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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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.

Huskies beat Spartans 78-56 in Wooden opener

- Associated Press

Defense is not a problem for the Washington Huskies, especially with Robert Upshaw clogging the paint and swatting away opponents' shots.

UC Santa Barbara beats Washington State 71-43

Associated Press

Zalmico Harmon scored 17 points, Alan Williams had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and UC Santa Barbara beat Washington State 71-43 on Thursday night in the first round of the Great Alaska Shootout.

Eisner: NFL team would boost downtown Los Angeles

- Associated Press

Michael Eisner likes a good game. He was chief executive at The Walt Disney Co. when it owned the Los Angeles Angels and founded the NHL's Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

North Carolina Central tops Eastern Illinois 65-40

Associated Press

Dante Holmes led four North Carolina Central players in double figures with 14 points and the Eagles beat Eastern Illinois 65-40 on Friday in the third round of the Emerald Coast Classic.

Illinois beats Indiana State 88-62

- Associated Press

Illinois wasted no time in making sure of an appearance in the Las Vegas Invitational championship game.

Western Kentucky holds off St. Joseph's 62-59

Associated Press

George Fant scored eight of his 17 points in the last 7 minutes and T.J. Price was a cool 4 of 4 at the foul line in the final 15 seconds as Western Kentucky fought off a St. Joseph's rally 62-59 Thursday night at the NIT Season Tip-Off at Madison Square Garden.

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.

Radford drops NC A&T 65-57

Associated Press

Javonte Green and R.J. Price both scored 14 points to lead Radford over North Carolina A&T 65-57 on Friday to advance in the Corpus Christi Challenge.