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Thomas putback at 1.2 lifts Bradley over Drake 63-61 in MVC

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Donte Thomas wrapped up his 13-point, 14-rebound double-double with a putback with 1.2 seconds left to lift Bradley to a 63-61 win over Drake on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Darrell Brown led the fifth-seeded Braves (20-12) with 24 points. He …

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No. 22 Belmont women top Jacksonville St 63-53 in OVC semis

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Darby Maggard scored 20 points, Kylee Smith added 19 and No. 22 Belmont tied the school record set last season with its 21st straight win on Friday, pulling away from Jacksonville State late for a 63-53 win in the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament semifinals. Sally McCabe …

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Minnesota women nip Iowa 90-89 despite Gustafson’s record 48

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Carlie Wagner and Kenisha Bell combined for 53 points and Minnesota defeated Iowa 90-89 on Friday despite a school and Big Ten Tournament record 48 points by the Hawkeyes’ Megan Gustafson. Wagner had 27 points and Bell 26, but the fourth-seeded Golden Gophers (23-7) were not assured …

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Vontae Davis eager to join Bills and put Colts behind him

By JOHN WAWROWAP Sports Writer BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) – Cornerback Vontae Davis says the opportunity to play in a talented young secondary is what eventually drew him to sign a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. Davis also says he’s put behind last year’s dispute with former Colts coach Chuck …

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No. 13 Ohio State women roll into Big Ten semis 82-57

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Kelsey Mitchell scored 22 points, Stephanie Mavunga added 18 and No. 13 Ohio State cruised into the Big Ten Conference Tournament semifinals for the fifth straight year with an 82-57 quarterfinal win over Rutgers on Friday. The top-seeded Buckeyes (26-6), who have won five straight, meet the …

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The Latest: 1st male athlete sues over Nassar abuse

LANSING, Mich. (AP) – The Latest on the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal (all times local): 1:30 p.m. A University of Michigan freshman gymnast is believed to be the first man to file a lawsuit alleging he was sexually abused by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Jacob Moore was …

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Olympic star Raisman files suit against USOC, USA Gymnastics

By WILL GRAVESAP Sports Writer Six-time Olympic medalist Aly Raisman is suing the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics, claiming both organizations failed to properly police a disgraced former national team doctor now in prison for sexually abusing young athletes. The lawsuit alleges negligence by the USOC and USA Gymnastics …

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Glotta, Ugba lead Austin Peay comeback 73-66 over E Illinois

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) – Zach Glotta scored 21 points, making 5-of-6 3-pointers, and Averyl Ugba added 20 points in Austin Peay’s come-from-behind 73-66 win over Eastern Illinois in an Ohio Valley Conference Tournament quarterfinal Thursday night. No. 3 seed Austin Peay (18-13) squares off with second-seeded Belmont (23-8) in Friday’s …

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Thome, Michigan women beat Penn St. in Big Ten Tournament

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Hallie Thome had 22 points, on 9-of-12 shooting, and nine rebounds, Katelynn Flaherty hit five 3-pointers and finished with 21 points and Michigan beat Penn State 77-48 on Thursday night in the Big Ten Tournament. Flaherty, who added five assists, moved into fifth on the school’s career …

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Johnson leads Missouri State to MVC win over Valparaiso

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Alize Johnson had 22 points, 19 rebounds and six assists to help seventh-seeded Missouri State hold off No. 10 seed Valparaiso 83-79 in the first round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament on Thursday night. Jarrid Rhodes, who totaled 20 points, and Ryan Kreklow, who finished …

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