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UCF extends win streak
UNDATED (AP) — Eighth-ranked UCF was able to run the nation’s longest winning streak to 24 games despite playing the second half without their No. 1 quarterback.
McKenzie Milton injured his knee while being tackled at the end of a 5-yard run in the second quarter of the Knights’ 38-10 romp over South Florida. The entire UCF squad left their sideline at one point to form a crowded circle around Milton, who was placed on the cart and taken to a nearby hospital.
Coach Josh Heupel (HY’-pul) declined to announce the nature of the injury, but it appears Milton is done for the season.
Greg McCrae finished with 181 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 16 carries for the Knights. Darriel Mack Jr. was just 5-for-14 for 81 yards after replacing Milton.
UCF amassed 558 yards total offense and have scored at least 30 points in 24 consecutive games.
In Friday’s other top-25 football action:
— Sixth-ranked Oklahoma kept its CFP hopes alive as Kyler Murray threw for three touchdowns and ran for another in the Sooners’ 59-56 win at No. 12 West Virginia. Murray finished 20 of 27 for 364 yards and converted a late fourth down to seal a matchup of Heisman Trophy hopefuls. West Virginia’s Will Grier threw for four touchdowns and a career-high 539 yards on 32 of 49 passing, but he lost two fumbles that were returned for TDs.
— Myles Gaskin has run Washington into the Pac-12 title game by racing 80 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the 17th-ranked Huskies’ 28-15 victory at No. 7 Washington State. Gaskin rushed for 170 yards and three touchdowns on a snowy night at Pullman, sending the Huskies to their sixth straight win over the Cougars.
— Sam Ehlinger accounted for three touchdowns and 11th-ranked Texas wrapped up a berth in the Big 12 title game by knocking off Kansas, 24-17. Ehlinger ran for a TD and was 16 of 28 for 154 yards, two scores and two interceptions.
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Cavs win Battle 4 Atlantis
UNDATED (AP) — Fourth-ranked Virginia has won the Battle 4 Atlantis after tournament MVP De’Andre Hunter scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 53-46 win against No. 25 Wisconsin.
Hunter averaged 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists while shooting nearly 62 percent in the Bahamas.
Ty Jerome added 11 points for the 6-0 Cavaliers, who led 33-18 after a strong first half.
In other Top 25 games:
— Second-ranked Kansas rallied to beat No. 5 Tennessee 87-81 in overtime in the NIT Season Tip-Off title game. Dedric Lawson had 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists for the 5-0 Jayhawks. Lagerald Vick scored 15 points, with eight straight during a crucial stretch after the Volunteers went ahead by nine in the second half.
— Caleb Martin scored 29 points and Tre’Shawn Thurman added 22 with eight rebounds, as No. 6 Nevada whipped Massachusetts, 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational’s second championship game. Cody Martin had 18 points and seven rebounds for the 6-0 Wolf Pack.
— Coby White’s 19 points and eight assists helped No. 7 North Carolina whip No. 17 UCLA, 94-78 in the Las Vegas Invitational consolation game. Luke Maye added 16 points and eight rebounds for the 5-1 Tar Heels, while Kenny Williams chipped in 15 points.
— Iggy Brazdeikis scored 20 points and Jordan Poole added 14 to lead 9th-ranked Michigan past Chattanooga, 83-55. Isaiah Livers contributed all 12 of his points by halftime as the Wolverines improved to 6-0, with each victory by at least 19 points.
— No. 10 Kentucky earned a 77-62 victory over Tennessee State behind Keldon Johnson’s career-high 27 points. The Wildcats finished 4-0 in the Ohio Valley Hardwood Showcase and won their fifth straight since a season-opening blowout loss to Duke.
— Eleventh-ranked Michigan State won the Las Vegas Invitational championship by getting 29 points from Joshua Langford in a 78-68 decision over Texas. Langford was 5 of 6 from 3-point range, but teammate Cassius Winston was named the tournament MVP after providing 20 points and 10 assists.
— Mfiondu Kabengele (KAB’-ehn-gayl) hit a 3-pointer with a half-second left in overtime to give 14th-ranked Florida State a 79-76 win over No. 19 LSU in the Advocare semifinals.
— Kaleb Wesson delivered 19 points and C.J. Jackson added 17 as 23rd-rated Ohio State roughed up Cleveland State, 89-62.
— Carsen Edwards scored 19 points and Ryan Cline had 17 in No. 24 Purdue’s 84-56 romp over Robert Morris.
Cavs shock Sixers, Bucks fall to Suns
UNDATED (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers had a perfect home record before losing to the NBA’s worst team on Friday.
Jordan Clarkson scored 14 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter as the Cavaliers stunned the Sixers, 121-112. Rodney Hood had 25 points for the Cavs, who entered the game with a three-game losing streak and a 2-14 record.
Colin Sexton finished with 23 points, Cedi Osman had 20 and Tristan Thompson added 18 with 13 rebounds.
The 76ers had been 10-0 at home this season and owned a 20-game winning streak in Philadelphia dating to last season.
Joel Embiid (joh-EHL ehm-BEED’) had 24 points and 12 boards in the Sixers’ first loss in five games overall.
Another shocker occurred in Milwaukee as the Suns beat the Bucks, 116-114 on Jamal Crawford’s jumper with 0.8 seconds remaining. Devin Booker had 29 points and Phoenix won for just the second time in nine games to improve to 4-14.
The Bucks fell to 13-5 despite 35 points from Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-teh-toh-KOOM’-poh).
Checking out Friday’s other completed NBA action:
— Houston’s five-game winning streak is over after Reggie Jackson scored 19 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to lead the Pistons to their fifth victory in seven games, 116-111 against Houston. Blake Griffin scored 28 points and Andre Drummond had 23 with 20 rebounds to help Detroit overcome Clint Capela’s 29 points and 21 boards.
— Toronto won its fourth in a row as Kawhi (kah-WY’) Leonard provided 27 points and 10 rebounds in a 125-107 victory over the Wizards. Kyle Lowry and OG Anunoby each had 15 points for the Raptors, who shot 17-for-39 from beyond the arc.
— Kevin Durant poured in 32 points and the Warriors ended a four-game slide by hammering the Trail Blazers, 125-97. Klay Thompson had 31 points for Golden State, while Durant finished with eight assists and seven rebounds.
— The Lakers won for the seventh time in eight games as LeBron James contributed 22 points, 10 boards and seven assists in a 90-83 decision over the Jazz. Brandon Ingram scored 24 points for Los Angeles, which managed to win despite 24 turnovers and only 10 assists.
— Aron Baynes had a season-high 16 points and the Celtics ended a three-game skid by slamming the Hawks, 114-96. Jayson Tatum scored 14 for Boston, which lit up Atlanta for 45 points in the first quarter and led by 29 midway through the second.
— Trey Lyles scored a season-high 22 points and the Nuggets put together a 17-2 spurt in the final period of a 122-87 trouncing of the Magic. Mason Plumlee had 15 points and 11 rebounds as Denver won for the third time in nine games since a 9-1 start.
— The Spurs were 111-100 winners at Indiana behind 33 points and 14 rebounds from LaMarcus Aldridge. DeMar DeRozan had 16 points and six assists and Patty Mills added 15 points off the bench for San Antonio.
— Russell Westbrook was two assists shy of a triple-double as the Thunder guard delivered 30 points and 12 boards in a 109-104 win over the Hornets. Dennis Schroder scored 23 points and Paul George added 17 in Oklahoma City’s 12th win in 14 games since an 0-4 start.
Montrezl (MAHN’-trehz) Harrell scored five of his 22 points in overtime as the Clippers won for the sixth time in seven games, 112-107 over Memphis. Danilo Gallinari hit three free throws to tie it with three seconds left in regulation before finishing with 20 points.
— The Timberwolves beat the Nets, 112-102 as Derrick Rose scored 25 points and Karl-Anthony Towns added 21 points and nine rebounds. Taj Gibson had 16 points and 11 rebounds for Minnesota, and Jeff Teague finished with 15.
— Emmanuel Mudiay (MOO’-dee-ay) scored a season-high 27 points and rookie Allonzo Trier had a season-high 25 as the Knicks earned their second straight win, 114-109 against The Pelicans. New York trailed 101-92 midway through the final quarter.
— Josh Richardson scored 12 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to send the Heat past the Bulls, 103-96. Hassan Whiteside had 18 points and 10 rebounds, while Miami teammate Bam Adebayo added 14 points and 13 rebounds.
Curry not injured after multicar wreck
UNDATED (AP) — The Golden State Warriors say star Stephen Curry wasn’t injured after two drivers hit his car on an Oakland freeway.
Authorities say Curry was driving a black Porsche on Friday when the driver of a Lexus lost control and struck his car.
Rain was a factor in the crash, and no one was injured.
Lefty beats Tiger
UNDATED (AP) — Phil Mickelson has won the $9 million made-for-TV match against Tiger Woods in Las Vegas.
Mickelson won it on the fourth playoff hold, sinking a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par 3.
Mickelson was 1 up after 16 holes, but Woods tied it with birdie from the fringe of the green on the par-3 17th.
The pay-per-view broadcast was marred by technical difficulties with viewers unable to see it on their televisions after paying $19.95.
Patriots QB Brady sits out practice
UNDATED (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady did not participate in yesterday’s practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at the New York Jets.
The 41-year-old three-time NFL MVP hurt his knee when he slipped after receiving a pass in last week’s game against Tennessee. He was listed on the injury report as limited for Wednesday’s workout; the team did not practice on Thanksgiving Day.
In other NFL news:
— Josh McCown will start his second straight game at quarterback for the New York Jets on Sunday. Rookie starter Sam Darnold strained his right foot against Miami on Nov. 4 and hasn’t practiced since.
— Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin will be a game-time decision for Sunday’s matchup with the Panthers. Baldwin had the groin issue surface on Tuesday as the team returned to practice after their weekend break following last week’s win over Green Bay.
Sabres win 8th straight
UNDATED (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have extended their longest winning streak since they opened the 2006-07 season 10-0.
Jeff Skinner provided the tying and winning goals as the Sabres notched their eighth straight victory, 3-2 against the Canadiens in overtime. Skinner tallied with 2:26 left in regulation and ended it with a power-play tally 3:06 into OT.
Casey Mittelstadt also scored and Carter Hutton made 31 saves for the 15-6-2 Sabres, who remain just one point behind first-place Tampa Bay in the NHL’s Atlantic Division.
The Lightning earned a 4-2 win over the Blackhawks behind Tyler Johnson’s two goals and Nikita Kucherov’s (KOO’-cheh-rahvz) three assists. Ryan Callahan and Brayden Point also scored for Tampa Bay, which improved to 13-0-2 in the past 15 regular-season meetings with Chicago.
Elsewhere on NHL ice:
— Cam Atkinson scored for the sixth straight game and Josh Anderson had a pair of goals as the Blue Jackets doubled up the Maple Leafs, 4-2. Ron Hainsey and Kasperi Kapanen (kas-PEHR’-ee KAP’-ah-nehn) scored for the Leafs, who have dropped two straight on the road after winning nine of their first 10 away from Toronto.
— The Capitals picked up their fourth straight win as Michal Kempny and Alex Ovechkin (oh-VEHCH’-kihn) scored 1:56 apart in the third period of a 3-1 victory against the Red Wings. Ovechkin and Tom Wilson each finished with a goal and an assist against Detroit, which lost for just the third time in a dozen games.
— Eric Staal scored the tiebreaking goal with 2:31 to play as the Wild pulled out a 4-2 win against the Jets. Nino Niederreiter (NEE’-dur-eye-tur), Eric Fehr (fehr) and Zach Parise (pah-REE’-say) also scored after Winnipeg carried a 2-0 lead into the third period.
— Ryan O’Reilly, Brayden Schenn and Alex Pietrangelo (peh-TRAN’-jeh-loh) finished with a goal and an assist as the Blues dumped the Predators, 6-2. St. Louis snapped a three-game losing streak and picked up its first win under interim coach Craig Berube (beh-ROO’-bee).
— The Avalanche whipped the Coyotes, 5-1 as J.T. Compher scored a pair of short-handed goals in his return after missing 16 games due to injury. Gabriel Landeskog and Mikko Rantanen each had a goal and assist to back Philipp Grubauer, who handled 36 shots.
— Joakim Nordstrom scored 1:57 into overtime to complete the Bruins’ 2-1 win against the Penguins. Jake DeBrusk also tallied and Jaroslav Halak (YAH’-roh-shalv hah-LAHK’) stopped 36 shots as Boston dealt Pittsburgh its 10th loss in 12 games.
— Sean Couturier (koo-TOOR’-ee-ay) scored twice and Calvin Pickard earned his fourth career shutout by stopping 31 shots in the Flyers’ 4-0 pounding of the Rangers. Travis Konecny (kah-NEHK’-nee) had a Gordie Howe hat trick with a goal, two assists and a fight to help Philadelphia stop a four-game losing streak.
— The Islanders ended a two-game skid by pulled out a 4-3 win at New Jersey on Mathew Barzal’s goal 3:40 into overtime. Nick Leddy scored on an end-to-end rush to put New York ahead, 3-2, but the Devils tied it when Marcus Johansson scored with just 11 seconds left in the third period.
— Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves in his fourth shutout of the season to lift the Golden Knights past the Flames, 2-0. Alex Tuch (tuhk) had a goal and an assist in his 100th career game.
— Joe Thornton moved past Mario Lemieux for 11th in all-time assists by setting up a pair to help the Sharks beat the Canucks, 4-0. Erik Karlsson had a goal and two assists, while Aaron Dell stopped 19 shots to send Vancouver to its eighth consecutive loss.
— Jordan Martinook’s hat trick was the difference in the Hurricanes’ 4-1 win over the Panthers. Teuvo Teravainen (TOO’-voh tehr-ah-VY’-nehn) also scored and Curtis McElhinney made 34 saves as Carolina won its third in a row.
— The Ducks won their second straight by topping the Oilers, 2-1 on Rickard Rackell’s (rah-KEHLZ’) 100th career goal 14 seconds into OT. Edmonton was in line for a 1-0 win until Nick Ritchie tied it with just 16.2 seconds left in regulation.
— Miro Heiskanen had two goals and the Stars scored four straight late in the second period and early in the third to rally past the Senators, 6-4. Taylor Fedun’s goal late in the second period put Dallas ahead for good.