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Virginia's Trey Murphy III, center, celebrates with Virginia's Tomas Woldetensae, left, after making a three point basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Towson, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Transfers lead No. 4 UVa. to rout of Towson in Bubbleville

- Associated Press

Virginia coach Tony Bennett already had a roster that was expected to compete for a national title this season, even without sharpshooter Trey Murphy III, who was expected to sit out a year after transferring from Rice.

Georgetown guard Jahvon Blair (0) dribbles the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Seton Hall, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, in Washington. Seton Hall won 78-71. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) ** FILE **

Blair scores 23, Georgetown beats UMBC in season opener

Associated Press

Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing draped a white towel over his right shoulder in memory of the late John Thompson during the Hoyas’ season-opening 70-62 win against Maryland-Baltimore County on Wednesday.

In this May 10, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Klay Thompson (11) drives past Houston Rockets' Iman Shumpert during the first half of Game 6 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Houston. The Warriors said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, that Thompson has suffered a torn right Achilles tendon and is expected to miss the upcoming season.  Thompson was injured during a pickup game in Southern California the day before.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) **FILE**

Klay Thompson has torn Achilles tendon, expected to miss season

- Associated Press

Thompson tore his right Achilles tendon playing in a pickup game Wednesday and had an MRI exam Thursday in Los Angeles that revealed the severity of the injury that typically requires surgery. Right after Thompson worked himself back from knee surgery in early July 2019, now this, another year on the sideline.

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UIC roars from 22 down to tip N. Illinois in Yaklich debut

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RayQuawndis Mitchell drained three late 3-pointers and Illinois-Chicago fought from 22 points down in the second half to defeat Northern Illinois 65-61 on Wednesday to give coach Luke Yaklich his first win in Division I.

Flowers lifts South Alabama past FAU on 3 with 1 second left

Associated Press

Senior transfer Michael Flowers scored 20 points in his South Alabama debut, including a contested 3-pointer from the left sideline with one second remaining to lift the Jaguars to a season-opening 68-66 win over Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.

Lee leads Davidson over High Point 82-73

Associated Press

Hyunjung Lee had a career-high 23 points as Davidson beat High Point 82-73 in the season opener for both teams on Wednesday night. Kellan Grady added 20 points for the Wildcats. Grady also had six rebounds.

Arizona State's Marcus Bagley, left, and Arizona State's Remy Martin, right, celebrate in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Rhode Island, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Arizona State holds off Rhode Island 94-88

Associated Press

Remy Martin eclipsed 20 points for the 26th time in his Arizona State career Friday night and his team needed virtually every one of them to avoid an upset.

No. 15 West Virginia holds off South Dakota State 79-71

Associated Press

West Virginia faced South Dakota State in its own backyard at the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic just 50 miles from campus, but with no fans in the building due to COVID-19 restrictions, it felt like a neutral site for both teams.