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DALLAS — Luka Doncic scored 23 points and Dennis Smith Jr. made three key plays down the stretch as the Dallas Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak by beating the Washington Wizards 119-100. By Dave Jackson. SENT: 750 words, photos.
WACO, Texas — Jaylyn Patterson helped give his old coach Johnny Jones quite a start in his new job at Texas Southern. Patterson, a graduate transfer from LSU, scored 23 points and made the go-ahead 3-pointer with 21 seconds left as Texas Southern rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to upset Baylor 72-69 in the season opener Tuesday night for both teams. Baylor had never lost to a SWAC school. The Bears had won the previous 56 such games, 11 of those against Texas Southern. By Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 630 words.
AUSTIN, Texas — Andrew Jones, missing from the Texas lineup since he was diagnosed with leukemia in January, has made his long-anticipated return. The junior guard received a standing ovation when he entered the game in the second half. He produced a point, a rebound, a steal and an assist in nine minutes as the Longhorns defeated Eastern Illinois 71-59 in the season opener. By Mark Rosner. SENT: 500 words, photos.
BKC--INCARNATE WORD-TEXAS TECH
LUBBOCK, Texas — Jarrett Culver scored 16 points, Matt Mooney had 12 points and six assists and Texas Tech opened the encore to the school’s first Elite Eight season with an 87-37 victory over Incarnate Word. SENT. 500 words, photos.
— BKC--ARLINGTON BAPTIST-ABILENE CHRISTIAN — Jaren Lewis missed just one shot and scored 18 points as Abilene Christian opened the season with a 107-54 defeat of Arlington Baptist of the National Christian College Athletic Association. SENT: 170 words.
— BKC--E TEXAS BAPT-SAM HOUSTON ST — Cameron Delaney hit a career-high 21 points to lead Sam Houston State to an 85-64 season-opening victory over Division III East Texas Baptist. SENT: 130 words.
— BKC--TEXAS PERMIAN BASIN-UTEP — EL PASO, Texas — Evan Gilyard and Efe Odigie combined to score 47 points as UTEP defeated Division II Texas Permian Basin 90-63 Tuesday night, starting new coach Rodney Terry’s tenure with a first-game win. SENT: 140 words.
— BKC--TEXAS A&M COMMERCE-UT RIO GRANDE — Greg Bowie II scored a career-high 19 points and Terry Winn added 18 to lead Texas Rio Grande Valley to a season-opening 91-84 victory over Texas A&M-Commerce on Tuesday night. SENT: 130 words.
— BKC--TEXAS-TYLER-UT-ARLINGTON — Edric Dennis scored 20 points and David Azore added 15 to help UT Arlington beat Division-III UT Tyler 90-66 on Tuesday night for coach Chris Ogden’s first career win. SENT: 140 words.
— BKC--ANGELO ST-NORTH TEXAS — Redshirt freshman Umoja Gibson scored 32 points on 10-of-14 shooting, returning to the court nearly a year after breaking his leg in a game against Nebraska, and North Texas drilled Division II-member Angelo State 89-55 on Tuesday night. SENT: 130 words.
— BKC--HUSTON-TILLOTSON-LAMAR — Josh Nzeakor was perfect from the floor, knocking down seven field goals to total 19 points and helped Lamar to dominate NAIA’s Huston-Tillotson 79-59 on Tuesday night. SENT: 130 words.
— BKC--ST LEO-RICE — Robert Martin scored 18 points, on 6-of-6 shooting, and Jack Williams added 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead Rice to an 80-64 win over Division-II St. Leo on Tuesday night. SENT: 150 words.
— BKC--TEXAS WESLEYAN-STEPHEN F AUSTIN — Shannon Bogues knocked down 21 points while dishing out a career-best six assists to help Stephen F. Austin fight off NAIA’s Texas Wesleyan for an 83-71 win on Tuesday night. SENT: 150 words.
WACO, Texas — Fourth-ranked Baylor has all the makings of another standout team in coach Kim Mulkey’s 19th season, and the uncertainty at point guard may already be settled. The Lady Bears have one of the best post combos in the nation with 6-foot-7 All-American Kalani Brown and 6-4 Lauren Cox, plenty of good shooters, some standout freshmen and graduate transfer Chloe Jackson at the point. Baylor opened the season by scoring the first 24 points and matched a school record with seven players in double figures in a 100-39 victory over Nicholls State. By Basketball Writer Stephen Hawkins. SENT: 650 words, photos.
BERKELEY, Calif.— Kristine Anigwe had 37 points and 13 rebounds and the No. 24 California women survived a late rally for an 80-79 season-opening victory over Houston on Tuesday night. The Golden Bears led 78-71 on Asha Thomas’ pair of free throws with 58 seconds left. SENT: 140 words.
FBN--COWBOYS-ON THE BRINK
FRISCO, Texas — Even if the Dallas Cowboys were better than 3-5, Jerry Jones says he would have plenty of cause for concern based on what he saw in a damaging loss to Tennessee. And the normally upbeat owner and general manager doesn’t care to discuss the NFC East standings, even though the Cowboys can pull even with defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia by getting their first road win of the season at the Eagles on Sunday. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 800 words, photos.
AMES, Iowa — When Iowa State coach Matt Campbell challenged Hakeem Butler to become the Cyclones’ go-to receiver this year, Butler simply nodded and went to work. Now, with the No. 23 Cyclones (5-3, 4-2 Big 12) heading into the stretch run of their season, Butler has more than met that challenge. Former coach Paul Rhoads had signed Butler, who had no other offers from Power Five schools, at the urging of assistant coach Louis Ayeni, who was intrigued by Butler’s size and athleticism. Iowa State got onto him late in the recruiting process and Butler, who was living in Texas after growing up in Baltimore, committed two days before signing day. SENT: 670 words, photos.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Sergei Bobrovsky made 27 saves to lift the Columbus Blue Jackets over the Dallas Stars 4-1. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 650 words, photos.
— BBA--ASTROS-MCCULLERS — Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr. will miss all of next season following Tommy John surgery. SENT: 140 words, photos.
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