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February 19, 2019

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and Ty Jerome added 16 as third-ranked Virginia downed No. 20 Virginia Tech, 64-58. De’Andre Hunter had 10 points despite sitting out the last 12 minutes due to foul trouble. The game was tied at 32 early in the second half before the Cavaliers outscored the Hokies 24-11 over the next 14 minutes. Kerry Blackshear Jr. had 23 points and 13 rebounds for the 20-6 Hokies.

UNDATED (AP) — Brad Davison scored 18 points and Khalil Iverson added 16 to lead 22nd-ranked Wisconsin past Illinois, 64-58. Davison’s short jumper put the Badgers up 54-52 with 3:21 left, giving them the lead for good. Barry Brown poured in 21 points to send No. 23 Kansas State past West Virginia, 65-51. Xavier Sneed added 19 points and five 3-pointers, including a pair of long buckets during a 14-0 run midway through the second half.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Tampa Bay Lightning earned a 5-1 win over Columbus as Nikita Kucherov (KOO’-cheh-rahv) provided two goals and three assists to run his league-leading point total to 99. Brayden Point scored his team-leading 34th and 35th goals 34 seconds apart in the first minute of the third period to secure the win. Andrei Vasilevskiy (va-sih-LEHV’-skee) turned back 39 shots as Tampa Bay improved to a league-best 45-11-4 while keeping Columbus in a third-place tie with Pittsburgh in the Metropolitan Division.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Charlie McAvoy scored at 3:49 of overtime to give the Boston Bruins a 6-5 win at San Jose, leaving the Sharks one point behind Calgary for the NHL’s Western Conference lead. The Sharks stormed back from a 4-1 deficit and took a 5-4 lead before Chris Wagner knotted the score with 1:49 left in regulation. Boston earned its sixth straight win despite Joe Thornton, who torched his former team with his fifth career hat trick.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) leads the NHL with 42 goals after scoring twice on power plays in the Washington Capitals’ 3-2 win over the Kings in Los Angeles. Pheonix Copley stopped 26 shots and blanked the Kings until the third period. The Caps climbed within three points of the Metropolitan Division-leading Islanders, although New York now has two games in hand.