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Lakers get 2nd win

>>Associated Press   ATLANTA — Kobe Bryant scored 28 points and the Los Angeles Lakers won for only the second time this season, beating the Atlanta Hawks 114-109 Tuesday night. Bryant’s biggest shot came with 1:11 remaining, when he backed in against Thabo Sefolosha and made a fadeaway jumper despite ...

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No. 1 Kentucky, No. 4 Duke take easy rout in Indy

>>Associated Press   INDIANAPOLIS — Top-ranked Kentucky and Duke looked like championship contenders Tuesday night. Kansas and Michigan State showed they’ve still got a long way to go. In what had been billed as a potential Final Four preview, less than a mile from where the championship game will be ...

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Lady Govs drop season opener to Wright State

>>Andrew Franklin, Staff Writer   The basketball Lady Govs started their 48th season against Horizon League foe Wright State University at the Winfield Dunn Center on Friday, Nov. 14. The Lady Govs lost their home opener to the opposing Raiders 73-85. The Lady Govs haven’t won a home opener since ...

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Tennessee’s young O-line starting to grow up

>>Associated Press   KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — The emergence of quarterback Joshua Dobbs is helping Tennessee’s young offensive line show signs of growth. After giving up 30 sacks in its first seven games, the Volunteers have allowed just two sacks the past two games. In its most recent game, Tennessee didn’t ...

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SEC teams salvaging seasons thanks to backups

>>Associated Press   NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Southeastern Conference teams are getting plenty of help from the “next man up” because of injuries and suspensions as the regular season winds down. Players such as Nick Chubb of Georgia, Joshua Dobbs at Tennessee, Florida’s Treon Harris and Kyle Allen of Texas A&M ...

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