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Jackson State, Prairie View get into postgame fight

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A skirmish broke out within the handshake line on the finish of Prairie View’s 70-61 victory over Jackson State on Monday.

After showing to be bumped barely by Panthers guard Darius Williams, Dontelius Ross of Jackson State went after him, taking a swing that didn’t join earlier than he was restrained by his teammates and coaches.

The 2 groups have been within the midst of being separated when Jackson State senior Khalil Spencer charged right into a Prairie State participant, briefly reigniting the brawl.

Order was rapidly restored as soon as extra, with law enforcement officials getting between the groups as Prairie State gamers have been escorted off the court docket.

The sport between the division rivals obtained chippy down the stretch, capped by Jackson State’s Jayveous McKinnis drawing a technical for aggressively fouling a Prairie State participant with 26 seconds left within the second half.

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No. 1 Baylor, No. 3 Kansas top poll before showdown

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Baylor and Kansas simply hold successful, establishing a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. Three Jayhawks that might assist determine not solely the Massive 12 title however the No. 1 general seed for the NCAA event.

The 2 groups have been separated as soon as once more by Gonzaga within the newest school basketball ballot from The Related Press on Monday. The Bears (23-1) had 48 first-place votes from the 63-member media panel, whereas the Bulldogs (26-1) had 14 first-place nods and the Jayhawks (22-3) had the one remaining first-place vote.

“One of the best we may very well be proper now’s being the No. 1 general seed within the event. We’re No. 2,” stated Kansas coach Invoice Self, whose workforce beat West Virginia and Oklahoma final week. “The rationale we’re not No. 1 is Baylor beat us on our residence ground. They deserve it. I am not taking a look at it like we have not completed in addition to our file as a result of we’re in second place. I am taking a look at it like we performed fairly good that day and acquired beat by a greater workforce, and now we’ve got an opportunity to get them again.”

TeamRec1. Baylor (48)23-12. Gonzaga (14)26-13. Kansas (1)22-34. San Diego State26-05. Dayton23-26. Duke22-37. Maryland21-48. Florida State21-49. Penn State20-510. Kentucky20-511. Louisville21-512. Villanova19-613. Auburn22-314. Oregon20-615. Creighton20-616. Seton Corridor18-717. West Virginia18-718. Colorado20-619. Marquette17-720. Iowa18-821. Butler19-722. Houston20-623. BYU21-724. Arizona18-725. Ohio State17-8Full rankings

The Bears and Jayhawks each have enterprise to deal with earlier than they collide on Saturday, although. Kansas has a go to from Iowa State to Allen Fieldhouse on Monday night time, and Baylor might be visiting Oklahoma on Tuesday night time.

If each win, it will arrange one of many largest video games within the historical past of Baylor’s Ferrell Middle.

“I feel it is a tribute to the gamers, their perception,” Baylor coach Scott Drew stated. “We have been working below pleasure … [and] focusing one sport at a time and we’ll hold doing that.”

San Diego State (26-0) remained the nation’s final unbeaten workforce and was No. Four within the newest ballot, whereas Dayton (23-2) climbed one spot to fifth after wins over Rhode Island and Massachusetts and a tough week for then-No. 5 Louisville.

“I informed our workforce, ‘Let’s get grasping. Let’s play for perfection,'” Aztecs coach Brian Dutcher stated. “If we’re this shut, we would as effectively play for an ideal common season. … Let’s do one thing particular.”

The Flyers are aiming for one thing particular, too.

“We’re attempting to win a nationwide championship,” Dayton guard Jalen Crutcher stated. “We really feel like that there isn’t any workforce within the nation we won’t beat. We really feel like we are able to go and win a nationwide championship, and we speak about that lots.”

The Cardinals misplaced to Georgia Tech and Clemson to plummet all the best way to No. 11, however they weren’t the one ranked workforce to lose to an unranked foe on Saturday. Auburn fell at Missouri, Seton Corridor misplaced to Windfall, Butler misplaced at Georgetown, Illinois misplaced at Rutgers, Houston fell at SMU, Texas Tech fell at Oklahoma State and LSU was overwhelmed on the street by Alabama.

Throw in then-No. 14 West Virginia’s loss to Baylor and 9 ranked groups misplaced. Eight fell to unranked opponents, probably the most in a single day this season.

“This week wasn’t a great week for us,” Louisville coach Chris Mack stated. “The groups we’re enjoying are too collectively and we’re not proper now. It is unlucky, however it occurs typically and my job is to maintain our workforce on the right track and get higher.”

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BYU climbed into the ballot at No. 23 after wins over Loyola Marymount and San Diego, and now faces Santa Clara on Thursday night time earlier than a showdown with the second-ranked Zags. The Cougars have been adopted by Arizona at No. 24 and Ohio State at No. 25, two groups that have been within the ballot earlier this season earlier than dropping out.

Illinois plummeted out of the ballot after shedding to Michigan State and Rutgers. Texas Tech additionally dropped out together with LSU after a brutal Saturday for the nation’s Prime 25 groups.

CLIMBING AND FALLING

Creighton made the largest leap this week, rising from No. 23 to 15th after beating then-No. 10 Seton Corridor and DePaul. Penn State moved up 4 spots to crack the highest 10 at No. 9, whereas Oregon climbed from No. 17 to 14 and Kentucky moved up two spots to spherical out the highest 10.

Louisville’s weak week culminated in a drop of six locations to No. 11, whereas Seton Corridor additionally absorbed a pair of losses and fell to No. 16. West Virginia misplaced to Baylor and Kansas however was solely penalized three locations and remained No. 17.

MID-MAJOR WATCH

There are some intriguing mid-major packages poised to enter the Prime 25 if there’s one other week of upsets. Stephen F. Austin quietly improved to 22-Three and is among the first groups out, whereas Northern Iowa (22-4), Utah State (21-7) and Rhode Island (19-6) are getting loads of love from voters as March begins to bear down on the school basketball season.

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The Elam Ending led to an intense All-Star fourth quarter

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Lawrence MurrayESPN.com

The 69th NBA All-Star Recreation was sure to be pleasant. There have been ten first-time All-Stars, LeBron James and Giannis Antetokounmpo served as captains for the second straight season, and it was in Chicago for the primary time in 32 years.

New modifications to the format of a recreation continuously wrought with questionable protection and energy would guarantee a novel expertise, and people modifications have been made in honor of the late Kobe Bryant.

The brand new format featured a revamped fourth quarter during which the groups play to a Remaining Goal Rating, first launched in The Basketball Event because the Elam Ending. The Remaining Goal Rating was decided by taking the main crew’s whole cumulative rating by means of three quarters and including 24 factors — the 24 representing Bryant’s jersey quantity. The primary crew to achieve the Remaining Goal Rating in the course of the untimed fourth quarter wins the sport.

That quantity was 157 after Staff Giannis led Staff LeBron 133-124 on the finish of three quarters. 51 minutes of commercial-free chaos ensued within the type of fees, coach’s challenges, fouls, and protection – and the folks ate all of it up:

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Giannis Antetokounmpo locks up LeBron James and blocks the fadeaway shot.

This the most effective recreation of all time

β€” Probability The Rapper (@chancetherapper) February 17, 2020

Nicely… the Elam ending labored!

β€” Spencer Dinwiddie (@SDinwiddie_25) February 17, 2020

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β€” Ryan Hollins (@TheRyanHollins) February 17, 2020

New format works! Finish of story ! #nbaallstar

β€” Kenny Smith (@TheJetOnTNT) February 17, 2020

This 4th QT of @NBA All-Star Recreation is a fully phenomenal search for the sport of basketball. For these guys to be going at it like this – in an exhibition recreation -….you possibly can’t ask for greater than this. That is what followers crave and these gamers delivered.#ProudOfThemAll

β€” Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) February 17, 2020

Is that this the NBA Finals I am watching?

β€” Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) February 17, 2020

Mamba Mentality is unquestionably rubbing off right here. Find it irresistible.

β€” Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 17, 2020

INTENSE

β€” Ja Morant (@JaMorant) February 17, 2020

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β€” SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 17, 2020

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β€” Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) February 17, 2020

Kyle Lowry simply tried to take what I’ve to imagine can be the primary cost in All Star Recreation historical past. πŸ˜‚

β€” Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) February 17, 2020
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Anthony Davis is fouled by Kyle Lowry and hits the second free throw, successful the sport for Staff LeBron.

Giannis Antetokounmpo blocked LeBron James’ shot, similar to Kobe Bryant did within the 2013 NBA All-Star Recreation.Β Quinn Harris/USA TODAY

In the end, the sport was determined when Anthony Davis went to the free throw line together with his Staff LeBron squad main Staff Giannis 156-155. Davis missed the primary shot of the pair, however made the second to finish the sport at 157-155. Kawhi Leonard (game-high 30 factors) was named the primary winner of the Kobe Bryant All-Star MVP award. However we’ll at all times bear in mind Kyle Lowry taking two fees.

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Kyle Lowry takes the cost from Kawhi Leonard and smiles whereas being picked up by his teammates.

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