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I feel like this game would be best introduced by Stefon from Saturday Night Live:
¡°This game had everything: Dunks, Buzzer Beaters, RASHEED WALLACE…¡±

For all the games that UNC and Duke have played against one another, all the #1 vs. #2 matchups, all the ACC Tournament titles, the massive upsets, the classic finishes, there has never been a better game between them than the one played on February 2nd, 1995 in Durham. This fact becomes that much more incredible when you consider the caliber of the two teams that played that night.

UNC in 1995 was one of the best teams in the nation. Led by Jerry Stackhouse and Rasheed Wallace, the Tar Heels would tie for the ACC Regular Season title, make the ACC Tournament final, and reach the Final Four. Their starting five, rounded out by Donald Williams, Jeff McInnis, and Dante Calabria, was the best in the nation and, if it weren¡¯t for a serious lack of bench, they¡¯d have likely won it all. They were a high-octane, emotional, entertaining team and came into Durham 16-1 and ranked #2.

Duke, on the other hand, was a wasteland. Coach K had taken a leave of absence due to back surgery, leaving Pete Gaudet in command. However, even K couldn¡¯t have saved this team: The Blue Devils had a dearth of talent and were led by Cherokee Parks, Jeff Capel, Ricky Price, Eric Meek, and Trajan Langdon. They were in the midst of a 13-18 season and entered the game 0-7 in the ACC. This was not expected to be a game, much less a classic.
The game started out much as everyone expected: UNC blitzed out of the gate, courtesy of sharpshooting from Donald Williams and an onslaught of dunks from Wallace, who let out his signature scream after every one. UNC hit their first nine shots to build a 26-9 lead over the outmatched Blue Devils by the under-12 timeout. The last of those shots you might¡¯ve seen before…
But Stackhouse¡¯s iconic dunk marked the end of Carolina¡¯s opening onslaught: They scored only twice on their next fifteen possessions and Duke managed to crawl back into the game. Timely shooting from Parks and a second foul on Rasheed gave Duke a shot in the arm and by halftime it was 34-29 UNC. Tough defense from the Blue Devils got UNC out of their rhythm and we were set for a classic second half.

In the second half, the Blue Devils went supernova. A team that just couldn¡¯t put it together throughout the year suddenly caught fire all at once, including the embattled Chris Collins, who was having a historically awful season shooting the ball. Collins, Parks, and particularly the freshman Trajan Langdon began nailing threes, sending Duke surging into the lead and nearly blowing the roof off of Cameron. Wallace, who had humiliated the Duke bigs in the first half, picked up an early third foul and was on the bench for much of the run. Without him, UNC could barely hang on.

With 9:58 remaining in the game, Ricky Price hit a fastbreak layup to make it 68-56 Duke, an absurd 29-point swing following UNC¡¯s early blitz. With the Cameron Crazies caught somewhere between euphoria and disbelief and Duke nailing everything they threw at the hoop, it was easy to see this game slipping away. Then Wallace slammed home the ultimate STFU putback slam over Parks, Meek, and Price to silence the crowd.

Turn to 1:04 for the dunk. Or, better yet, watch all 8 dunks.

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The NBA offseason has reached another climactic point as former UCLA basketball player Russell Westbrook has been traded to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul and draft picks.
It has been a relatively busy NBA offseason for former UCLA Bruins in regards to free agency and trades, but on Thursday, Russell Westbrook made the biggest splash of the summer as it has been reported that he has been traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Houston Rockets.

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This news comes on the heels of free agency which had several spectacular moves including Anthony Davis being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers, Kevin Durant signing with the Brooklyn Nets and Kawhi Leonard sign withing the Los Angeles Clippers, just to name a few.

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But this trade tops all of those considering what was given up for Westbrook. In return, Oklahoma City gets veteran point guard Chris Paul and two first-round picks. Paul looks like he might not remain in OKC as it has been reported that the Miami Heat are showing interest in a deal for the All-Star.

As for Westbrook, he will be reunited with his former teammate in Oklahoma City, James Harden, which means that the Rockets could be legitimate title contenders. The only question is, ¡°how will they divide-up time with the rock?¡±

Both Westbrook and Harden demand the ball and like to be the center of attention. Last season, Westbrook averaged 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists per game while Harden put up 36.1 points, 7.4 assists, and 6.6 rebounds. That¡¯s a lot of isolation.

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But they do have a history together, and with this newfound opportunity with a new franchise, both should be able to make it work.

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Darren Collison has retired from the NBA and will direct all of his attention toward his faith. Trevor Ariza signed a two-year deal with the Sacramento Kings. In the trade for Anthony Davis, the Lakers sent Lonzo Ball to the New Orleans Hornets.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Kenny Goins and Matt McQuaid have been role players for much of their careers at Michigan State.

On the same night and in timely fashion, the seniors were stars for the ninth-ranked Spartans.

Goins scored 21 of his career-high 24 points in the first half and McQuaid finished with a career-best 22, leading Michigan State to a 91-76 win over Nebraska on Tuesday.

“It’s our last week in the Breslin and both of us are trying to go out with a bang,” Goins said.

Goins and McQuaid, along with freshman Aaron Henry, who scored a season-high 15 points, made up for Cassius Winston matching his season low with eight points.

Winston was slowed by knee tendinitis.

“Nothing that will linger,” coach Tom Izzo insisted.

The Spartans (24-6, 15-4 Big Ten) close the regular season against No. 7 Michigan (26-4, 15-4) at home Saturday night with at least a share of the conference championship at stake. No. 11 Purdue lost at Minnesota, dropping the Boilermakers into a three-way tie with Michigan State and the Wolverines.

“With a championship at stake, that just adds that much more,” Goins said.

The Cornhuskers (15-15, 5-14) have lost four in a row and 11 of 13 in what might be Tim Miles ‘ final season as their coach. Relatively speaking, they bounced back after an 82-53 loss at Michigan.

“That was such a disappointment,” Miles said. “We’ve got to have more in us than that and tonight we did. There are no moral victories, but at the same time, we fought back to seven.”

Nebraska’s James Palmer matched his season high with 30 points. Glynn Watson equaled his season best with 25 points while Isaiah Roby added 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists.

Michigan State started slowly before taking control and leading 47-29 at halftime after Goins was 5 of 5 on 3-pointers and McQuaid scored 13 in the opening 20 minutes.

“The basket looked huge in the first half,” Goins said.

Goins entered scoring 7.8 points per game and the former walk-on averaged 3.4 or fewer points over his first three seasons.

“He’s a self-made guy,” Miles said. “He went from a guy not in the scouting report years ago to going out and having a great night.”

McQuaid topped his previous best scoring game with a 3 midway through the second half to give the Spartans a 69-55 advantage after Nebraska rallied to pull within seven points.

“He’s playing some of his best basketball,” Izzo said.

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Nebraska: Miles fired back at a heckling fan who shouted his name and said he was going to get fired. “You think so?” Miles asked. “Maybe they’ll hire you.”

Miles is 112-112 at Nebraska, which would have to give him a $2.52 million buyout if the school fires him with two years left on his contract.

“It’s been a tough run for him, but his team had enough character to not quit,” Izzo said.

Michigan State: Henry played the way Izzo hopes he can for the rest of the season. The shooting guard entered averaging just 4.9 points per game. He has not looked confident starting in place of Joshua Langford, who had season-ending foot surgery.

“He did a good job of being aggressive,” McQuaid said. “He hit that 3 and that really got him going. He was on the boards and he was looking for his shot.”

INJURY REPORT

The Spartans, already without Nick Ward and Langford, were missing Kyle Ahrens because of a back injury. Izzo isn’t sure how long Ahrens will be out. Izzo doesn’t expect Ward , who had surgery on his left hand last month, to play against Michigan.

Ward’s shooting hard was broken and repaired, adding an obstacle to his comeback.

“I’ve learned I can do a lot of things with either hand,” he said. “It’s harder, but I can do it.”

Nebraska guard Thomas Allen, who averages 8.7 points, was on the bench with a walking boot on his left foot after being injured last week against Michigan.

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Michigan State’s 1959 Big Ten championship team , which was led by Jumpin’ Johnny Green, was honored on the court during the game.

UP NEXT

Nebraska: Will play Iowa at home on Sunday.

Michigan State: Hosts the rival Wolverines on Saturday night.

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DALLAS — SMU has won only two games against Top 25 teams in the past seven years. Ben Hicks has been a big part of both of those wins against Houston.

Hicks threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns as SMU beat No. 17 Houston 45-31 on Saturday night.

“I feel like it was kind of a similar game, honestly,” Hicks said. “Just like two years ago, I was happy to see the smiles on the seniors’ faces who had been through so much and were able to kind of feel like they were part of something special. And I feel the same way now as an older guy.”

The Mustangs (4-5, 3-2 American) never trailed, jumping out to a 17-0 lead after Hicks threw his second TD, a 17-yarder to Tyler Page less than a minute into the second quarter.

Houston played its first game as a ranked team under second-year coach Major Applewhite.

“This is really the first time we’ve left a ballgame all year where we said we’ve played well on defense, played well on offense and played well on special teams,” SMU coach Sonny Dykes said. “And so I think the bar’s been set for our guys from a performance standpoint and I feel like we know what we’re capable of and I’m excited to see how they respond from here.”

Hicks threw three TDs as a redshirt freshman in the shocker two years ago, when SMU beat the then-No. 11 Cougars 38-16, who then fell all of the way out of the poll.

The Mustangs are 0-18 against other Top 25 opponents in the past seven years, and had lost six in a row by an average margin of three touchdowns since the 2016 win over Houston.

After the Cougars (7-2, 4-1, No. 17 CFP) got within 38-31 on quarterback D’Eriq King’s 3-yard touchdown run with 9:34 left, SMU went on a time-consuming 13-play drive that ended with Ke’Mon Freeman’s second touchdown run, an 8-yarder with 2:43 left.

That drive was interrupted for about 90 minutes because of lightning and heavy rain.

Freeman ran 20 times for 107 yards. The Mustangs had 196 yards rushing — 54 more than they had in their last three games combined.

The Cougars were held to 365 total yards, 205 below their national-leading 571 average coming into the game. They failed to reach 40 points for the first time this season, ending their nation’s longest active streak at eight games.

“Well, No. 1 give credit to SMU,” Applewhite said. “You never want to shortchange somebody’s effort and how they prepared, and they’re playing great football. … In the first half, we didn’t play well, we weren’t moving the ball well enough consistently on offense.”

King did have at least two passing TDs and a rushing score for the ninth straight game, the longest such streak for an FBS player in the last 20 years. But he ran 12 times for only 31 yards and was 11 of 22 passing for 175 yards a week after his 551 total yards against USF.

SMU sacked King four times after the Cougars had allowed five sacks their first eight games.

Hicks completed 28 of 43 passes. Reggie Roberson Jr. (134 yards) and James Proche (90 yards) both had nine catches.

THE TAKEAWAY

Houston: While their five-game winning streak was snapped, the Cougars still control their own destiny for getting to the American Athletic Conference championship game.

“Everything is still ahead of us,” Applewhite said. “We’re still the same football team we were the last five weeks when we won games, but we have to refocus.”

SMU: Since starting 0-3 in Dykes’ first season, the Mustangs have won four of six. The losses in that span are to still-undefeated UCF and in overtime to one-loss Cincinnati. Hicks has thrown for at least 291 yards in all three games since returning to the starting role after freshman William Brown started three games.

NO OLIVER

Houston played its second consecutive game without standout defensive tackle Ed Oliver because of a bruised right knee. He went through pregame warmups but didn’t play.
“He had been cleared, but still there’s a comfort level to be able to play,” Applewhite said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

A week after the Cougars went from unranked to 17th, they could conceivably be unranked again. If they stay in the new Top 25 on Sunday, it will in the bottom couple of spots.

QUICK TDs

After going down 17-0, Houston scored two touchdowns in 54 seconds. King threw a 50-yard TD to Marquez Stevenson before Gleson Sprewell scooped up an SMU fumble and returned it 24 yards.

UP NEXT

Houston is home against Temple next Saturday.

SMU hits the road to play UConn next Saturday.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. — Tyree Jackson threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score and Buffalo breezed to a 24-6 victory over Akron in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday.

Buffalo is now 6-1 for the first time since 1959. The Bulls (6-1, 3-0) are bowl eligible for a second straight season and fourth overall.

Jackson connected with George Rushing for a 17-yard TD in the first quarter to erase a 3-0 deficit. It was Jackson’s 18th TD pass of the season, already the Bulls’ fourth-best single-season total. Adam Mitcheson stretched the lead to 10-3 with 30-yard field goal early in the second quarter, moving one away from the school record with 43 career makes.

Nick Gasser’s second field goal pulled the Zips (2-3, 0-2) within 10-6 at halftime.

Freshman Jaret Patterson, who rushed for 91 yards on 17 carries, scored on a 4-yard run in the third quarter and Jackson added a 1-yard TD run in the fourth quarter for Buffalo. K.J. Osborn had six catches for 116 yards.

The Bulls piled up 435 yards of offense, while holding Akron to 235.

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HOUSTON — D’Eriq King threw for three touchdowns and ran for two scores, helping Houston beat Tulsa 41-26 on Thursday night.

Houston, trailing 26-17 early in the fourth quarter, scored 17 points in 91 seconds — during a 24-0 spurt. Dalton Witherspoon kicked a go-ahead, 27-26, field goal with 7:51 to go and the Cougars led by 15 points seven plays later.

Houst Emeke Egbule recovered a fumble, leading to Romello Brooker’s 9-yard touchdown catch for a 34-26 lead. Tulsa’s next offensive play ended in Deontay Anderson’s interception and Marquez Stevenson scored on a 6-yard grab.

King had 165 yards passing, with two interceptions, and 117 yards rushing for Houston (4-1, 1-0 American Athletic Conference). The Cougars, the nation’s leader in total offense at 608.5 yards per game, turned it over three times and gained 477 total yards.

Freshman Seth Boomer made his first start for Tulsa (1-4, 0-2), replacing four-game starter Luke Skipper. Boomer passed for 227 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Chad Ryland delivered Eastern Michigan a thrilling victory over the Purdue as time expired on Saturday.

The freshman kicker made the late go-ahead field goal from 24 yards to lift the Eagles over the Boilermakers 20-19.

Quarterback Tyler Wiegers was 20 of 28 for 312 yards and a touchdown pass that came in the second quarter from 75 yards to Mathew Sexton to put the Eagles ahead 7-3.

“It’s never over, you don’t have any choice other than to believe that it’s gonna happen and that it’s possible,” Eastern Michigan coach Chris Creighton said. “There was never a time where our sidelines felt as if we lost the game.”

In an overall sloppy game, things seemed to go Eastern Michigan’s way when the Eagles needed it most.

On the final drive of the game, Wiegers was sacked on third down by linebacker Cornel Jones, who was called for a late hit when he appeared to shove Wiegers into the playing field while getting up after the play.

“Obviously I need to work hard in developing a more disciplined football team,” Purdue coach Jeff Brohm said. “We have some players who don’t quite get it. … I must have let it happen before because I don’t know why we would do such stupid things in key moments two weeks in a row on both sides of the ball. It’s very embarrassing.”

Jones sacked Wiegers again plays later, but Wiegers completed a 23-yard pass to Arthur Jackson on fourth down, and later a defensive pass interference penalty put the Eagles on Purdue’s 20-yard line before Ryland’s game-winning kick.

“I saw the ball go into (Jackson’s) hands and it was like, `Now we have life’ because he caught that and, not only was it a first down, but he started getting us in field goal range and got it down to the 20,” Creighton said. “And then we took the penalty, basically knocked ourselves out of field goal range. There’s a lot to learn and look at on film but I think the overriding sense is that our team really believed that they could do this.”

Blake Banham finished with six receptions for 99 yards and Jackson had six receptions for 84 yards for the Eagles (Mid-American Conference), who have won two straight.

The Boilermakers (0-2, 0-1 Big Ten) took a 19-17 lead after D.J. Knox’s 45-yard touchdown run with 6:41 remaining. Knox finished with career-high 152 yards rushing on 21 carries and Markell Jones had 109 yards rushing on 12 carries.

Starting quarterback David Blough was 6 of 10 for 48 yards passing. Elijah Sindelar was 8 of 14 for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Sindelar connected with Markell Jones on a 7-yard touchdown pass to go ahead 12-7 after a failed extra point with 59 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

Ryland kicked a 27-yard field goal with three seconds left in the first half to make it 12-10 at halftime.

THE TAKEAWAY

Eastern Michigan: The Eagles hope the second straight win over a Big Ten team will be enough to gain some momentum. A year ago, Eastern Michigan beat Rutgers 16-13 in the second game of the season for the program’s first win over a Power Five team in 59 games, but the Eagles then lost six straight games.

Purdue: The Boilermakers still have adjustments to make on defense after giving up more than 400 yards for the second straight week. Purdue made big defensive plays, however. They finished with six sacks, including 2.5 sacks from linebacker Cornel Jones.

QUARTERBACK SHUFFLE

Brohm has made a point to keep quiet about who will start at quarterback for the Boilermakers the first two weeks. Sindelar started in Purdue’s 31-27 loss to Northwestern on Aug. 31 and was replaced by Blough after throwing a third interception in the first half. Against Eastern Michigan, it was Blough who started under center before Sindelar entered the game in the second quarter. The Eagles mixed things up, too. Wiegers started for the second straight week and split time with Mike Glass III.

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It was just the third meeting between the two teams and first win in the series for Eastern Michigan. It was also the first time coaching at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium for Creighton, though he’s more than familiar with the area. From 2001-07 he served as the head coach at Division III Wabash College located 45 minutes south of West Lafayette in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

“Wabash always fights,” Creighton said. “We’ve had some success versus the black and gold (referring to Wabash’s rivalry with DePauw University and the Monon Bell Classic). Some of the best seven years of my life were spent in Crawfordsville, Indiana and so I have a lot of people that are still in the state that are very, very close to me and my family.”

UP NEXT

Eastern Michigan: At Buffalo on Saturday for the second of three straight on the road.

Purdue: Host Missouri on Saturday.

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Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t been named the starting quarterback for the Alabama Crimson Tide, but he already has the most money wagered on him to win the Heisman Trophy at one Las Vegas sportsbook.

Tagovailoa opened with the third-best odds (10-1) to win the Heisman at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook in June, and is currently the co-favorite at 5-1 with Stanford running back Bryce Love.

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Earlier in the week, Tagovailoa was the outright favorite at 4-1.

“Tua has been very popular,” SuperBook director and oddsmaker John Murray told ESPN. “He’s our biggest liability right now, along with McKenzie Milton [quarterback at Central Florida who is at 50-1].”

Westgate SuperBook manager Jeff Sherman told ESPN that Tagovailoa — who currently is battling Jalen Hurts for the starting job — accounts for over 21 percent of all money wagered on the Heisman at its sportsbook.

Tagovailoa is not the consensus favorite around Nevada sportsbooks, though, as Caesars has Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor as the favorite, with about 20 percent more bets than Love and Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley.

Love is the 4-1 favorite and has attracted the most money at MGM’s Nevada properties, while West Virginia QB Will Grier has the most tickets at 15-1. Love is the favorite at South Point (6-1), with Tagovailoa and Taylor at 7-1.

Alabama has a regular-season win total of 11.5 games at Westgate, meaning the Crimson Tide would need a 12-0 regular season to cash. The Crimson Tide are 24.5-point favorites in their opening game Saturday against Louisville in Orlando, Florida.

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LSU reserve wide receiver Drake Davis was arrested on a second-degree battery charge Friday night and has been suspended indefinitely by the team.

Davis, a junior, is alleged to have committed battery on a woman he was dating on four occasions between May 2017 and this past June, according to an arrest warrant issued Friday by LSU Police.

The woman told police Davis punched her hard enough to fracture one of her ribs in one instance, began to strangle her in another and later texted that he might kill her. The warrant says police obtained the text and photos of bruising.

It’s unclear whether Davis has an attorney. He was being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison without bond on Saturday.

Davis played in all 13 games for LSU last season, catching three passes for 134 yards and two touchdowns, including an 87-yard score against Syracuse. He also caught one pass for 19 yards in 2016.

ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Thirteen North Carolina football players, including quarterback Chazz Surratt, have been suspended for at least one game this season after they were caught selling school-issued, special-edition Nike Jordan shoes, a secondary NCAA violation.

UNC self-reported the violation in January. Among those suspended four games: Surratt, starting defensive end Malik Carney, offensive lineman Brian Anderson, wide receiver Beau Corrales, defensive end Tomon Fox, defensive end Tyrone Hopper, offensive lineman Quiron Johnson, linebacker Malik Robinson and offensive lineman Jordan Tucker.

Defensive backs Greg Ross and Tre Shaw will miss two games, and quarterback Jack Davidson and offensive lineman Jonah Melton will miss one.

Since multiple players share the same position, the NCAA approved a request to stagger certain suspensions. Carney will sit games against East Carolina, UCF, Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech, while Fox will miss the Miami, Syracuse, Virginia and Georgia Tech games.

Surratt’s suspension changes the dynamic of the quarterback competition headed into the season. Coach Larry Fedora wouldn’t say whether Surratt or Nathan Elliott had an edge in the competition going into preseason camp. But with Surratt forced to miss the first four games, it should be Elliott’s job when the season opens at California on Sept. 1.

Surratt started in seven of UNC’s first nine games last season, while Elliott started the final three.

“I am certainly upset by our players’ actions and how their choices reflect on them, our program and the University,” Fedora said in a statement. “These young men knew the rules and are being held responsible for the poor choices they have made. Accountability is an important core principle in this program. We will learn from this and aim to do better in the future.”