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Danny Granger scored 35 points Wednesday in the Indiana Pacers' season-ending 115-108 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. He sank five 3-pointers during a 43-20 fourth period when Indiana rallied from a 88-72 deficit.
Danny Granger's 24 points Saturday led the Indiana Pacers to a 106-102 win over the Detroit Pistons. Granger capped his performance with two free throws with 5 seconds left in the fourth period to help Indiana win for the third time in four games since its elimination from the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Detroit is in the playoffs for the eighth straight season. Brandon Rush sank 5-of-8 3-pointers on the way to 21 points with seven rebounds.
Danny Granger's 31 points and six rebounds Sunday led the Indiana Pacers to a 124-115 victory against the Washington Wizards. The winners took a 59-52 edge into the break and led 92-76 after the third period.
Ben Gordon scored 25 points and John Salmons 22 Saturday to carry Chicago to a 112-106 win over Indiana for the Bulls first four-game streak in two years.
Missouri pulled away from a four-point halftime lead Friday and beat Cornell, 78-59, in a first-round NCAA Tournament contest at Boise. Leo Lyons led Mizzou's victory with 23 points and 10 rebounds. The Tigers, the third seed in the West Region, held a slim 29-25 halftime lead against their 14th-seeded and less talented opponents from the Ivy League, but a 49-34 second half scoring advantage and Cornell's 36.5 percent shooting led to victory in their first NCAA Tournament contest since 2003....
Lazar Hayward's 26 points and eight rebounds Friday led Marquette past Utah State 58-57 in a first-round NCAA Tournament game in Boise, Idaho. Utah State rallied from a 26-18 halftime deficit with an 11-0 run putting the Aggies up 49-43.
Led by Greivis Vazquez' 27 points Thursday, No.
Robert Dozier's 18 points and 14 rebounds Saturday led third-ranked Memphis to a 64-39 rout of Tulsa and its fourth straight Conference USA Tournament title. Louisville, playing on its home court, led only 28-20 at the break, but began the second stanza with a 7-0 run.
No. 21 Marquette scored the game's first eight points Wednesday on the way to a 74-45 rout of St.
Tyrese Rice scored 21 points with six assists and six rebounds Sunday when Boston College rallied to record an 80-74 upset of fifth-ranked Duke. After a 37-32 halftime deficit, BC went ahead on Rice's 3-pointer with 1:13 left to completed a comeback and take a 74-72 advantage.
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