Sports News, 02-01-19

UNDATED (02/01/19) — The Breckinridge County Fighting Tiger basketball team is on the road tonight at Ohio County. Coverage on 104.3, the River begins around 6:45 ahead of the scheduled 7pm start. Other games tonight: the Lady Tigers host Oldham County at Tiger Arena and the Cloverport Aces and Lady Aces host Meade County at the Sportscenter.

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Charles Bassey and Lamonte Bearden scored 22 points each on Thursday night and Western Kentucky beat UTSA in overtime 96-88 despite Jhivvan Jackson’s career-high 46 points for the Roadrunners. Jackson’s scoring output was the third most in program history and the second most in Conference USA history. He was 16 of 31 from the field, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range, and 6 of 8 from the foul line.

UNDATED (AP) — No. 13 Houston was able to avenge its only loss of the season. Corey Davis Jr. scored 24 points and the Cougars improved to 21-1 by downing visiting Temple, 73-66. DeJon Jarreau added 14 points and 12 rebounds in Houston’s 31st consecutive home win. The Cougars have won six straight since a 73-69 loss to the Owls on Jan. 9. Quinton Rose scored a game-high 26 points for Temple.

In Thursday’s other top-25 final:

— Brandon Clarke scored 23 points and Rui Hachimura added 20 to lead No. 4 Gonzaga to a 93-63 win over BYU on Thursday night. The 20-2 Bulldogs shot 59 percent from the field, including 10 of 20 from 3-point range in their 28th straight road win against West Coast Conference opponents.

— Carsen Edwards poured in 38 points and 17th-ranked Purdue earned its sixth straight win by downing Penn State, 99-90 in overtime. Edwards provided 20 points in the first half and a four-point play in OT as the Boilermakers improved to 15-6. Ryan Cline added 20 points to the victory.

UNDATED (AP) —  The NCAA has sanctioned Missouri’s football, baseball and softball programs after an investigation revealed academic misconduct involving a tutor who completed coursework for athletes.Among the penalties handed down Thursday were three years of probation and one-year postseason bans for all three programs.

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have shipped injured forward Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks in a deal involving seven players and two draft picks. The Mavs also receive guards Tim Hardaway Jr., Trey Burke and Courtney Lee, while the Knicks get Dennis Smith Jr., DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and two future first-round picks. The Knicks made the surprising move after saying Porzingis requested a trade earlier today.

UNDATED (AP) — LeBron James returned to the court following a 17-game injury absence and helped his Los Angeles Lakers escape with a win over the Clippers. James fell one assist shy of a triple-double and hit the go-ahead basket in overtime to send the Lakers to a 123-120 victory over their co-tenants. He delivered 24 points and 14 rebounds while playing 40 minutes in his first game since straining his left groin in a rout of Golden State on Christmas Day. The Lakers went 6-11 in his absence to fall into a ninth-place tie with Sacramento in the NBA’s Western Conference. Lance Stephenson added 20 points, including a career-high-tying five 3-pointers for the Lakers.

Checking out Thursday’s other NBA action:

— The Warriors’ 11-game winning streak is over after Joel Embiid contributed 26 points and 20 rebounds in Philadelphia’s 113-104 win against the two-time defending NBA champs. Ben Simmons also scored 26 points and JJ Redick added 15 in the 76ers’ first win over the Warriors in nearly six years. Golden State fell despite Stephen Curry, who nailed 10 3-pointers while providing 41 points and six assists.

The Bucks saw a 24-point, third-quarter lead slip to six before completing a 105-92 victory over the Raptors. Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with a team-high 19 points and Khris Middleton added 18 as Milwaukee moved 1 ½ games ahead of the Raptors in the conference standings. Pascal Siakam scored 28 points and Kawhi Leonard had 16 for the Raptors, who ended a 10-game home winning streak.

— Derrick White scored a career-high 26 points and the Spurs erased a 97-90 deficit in the final eight minutes of a 117-114 victory against the Nets. LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points, snared 13 rebounds and provided a critical three-point play in the final minute of San Antonio’s 16th straight home win against Brooklyn.

— Andre Drummond scored 24 points, grabbed 20 rebounds and hit a pair of free throws with 5.4 seconds left to secure the Pistons, 93-89 win against Dallas. Blake Griffin had 24 points for Detroit and finished with 445 in January, the highest-scoring month in team history.

— Terrence Ross scored 13 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter of the Magic’s 107-100 victory against Indiana. Nikola Vucevic added 17 points and 10 rebounds for Orlando, which dealt the Pacers their fourth straight loss since All-Star guard Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending knee injury.