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Jacks head to CIT final with 68-61 win over NJIT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Quinton Upshur scored 23 points, Aaseem Dixon added 19 and Northern Arizona earned a spot in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament championship game with a 68-61 victory over New Jersey Institute of Technology Tuesday night.

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Nets back into 8th, beat Pacers for fourth straight win

Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) shoots over Indiana Pacers forward Lavoy Allen (5)  in the first half of an NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Lionel Hollins was surprised how quickly his team built a big lead. His players were proud of how they regrouped after blowing it.

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Spurs stay hot, pull away from Heat for 95-81 win

San Antonio Spurs center Tiago Splitter (22) goes high to dunk the ball against the Miami Heat in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, March 31, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

MIAMI (AP) — Kawhi Leonard scored 22 points, Tony Parker added 16 in his 1,000th NBA game, and the San Antonio Spurs added more steam to their playoff push by beating the Miami Heat 95-81 on Tuesday night.

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UConn’s Ollie won’t travel to Final Four because of new law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men’s basketball coach Kevin Ollie will not be traveling to the Final Four this week, abiding by a travel ban ordered by Connecticut’s governor because of Indiana’s new religious-objections law, the school announced Tuesday.

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LeBron James honored in hometown with prestigious award

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Cavaliers superstar LeBron James has received a distinguished award from his hometown for leadership, inspiring youth and philanthropic efforts.

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