NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Tyreek Scott-Grayson had 24 points in Old Dominion's 70-58 win against Georgia State on Thursday night. Scott-Grayson added nine rebounds and five assists for the Monarchs (11-8, 3-4 Sun Belt Conference). Chaunce Jenkins scored 21 points, shooting 7 of 9 from the field and 7 for 7 from the line. Bryce Baker shot 3 for 4, including 2 for 3 from beyond the arc to finish with eight points.
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Jalyn McCreary had 14 points in Mercer's 69-61 win against Virginia Military Institute on Thursday night. McCreary finished 7 of 12 from the floor for the Bears (9-11, 2-5 Southern Conference). Kamar Robertson scored 14 points and added three steals. Shawn Walker recorded 11 points and was 4 of 10 shooting (3 for 6 from distance).
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — For Kyle Shanahan, the chance to coach the San Francisco 49ers against the Dallas Cowboys in a playoff game is a throwback to when that rivalry was the biggest in football. Shanahan's formative years were spent watching his father, Mike, as offensive coordinator in San Francisco battling the Cowboys in three straight NFC title games. After the rivalry went dormant for more than a quarter-century as the proud franchises rarely enjoyed success at the same time, it is having a rebirth with San Francisco set to take on Dallas for the second straight postseason when they meet Sunday in the divisional round.
DALLAS (AP) — Trae Young's latest matchup against Luka Doncic was his first with Dejounte Murray. Atlanta's backcourt mates kept their winning streak alive against the MVP candidate. Murray scored 30 points, Young had 18 points and 12 assists and the Hawks beat the Dallas Mavericks 130-122 on Wednesday night. John Collins added 19 points as Atlanta won a season-best fourth consecutive game to get back over .500 at 23-22.
ATLANTA (AP) — A four-game losing streak has left Georgia Tech one spot from the bottom of the ACC standings. Unfortunately for coach Josh Pastner, that's familiar territory. The Yellow Jackets finished 14th in the 15-team Atlantic Coast Conference last season. In Pastner's six seasons, Georgia Tech has finished 10th or lower four times.
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez, the 2018 MVP and centerpiece of Atlanta United's rise to prominence in Major League Soccer, was released by the club on Wednesday and quickly signed a deal with Inter Miami. The complex, corresponding moves were not unexpected, given Martinez's struggles last season under United coach Gonzalo Pineda. The striker was reportedly told months ago that he wasn't going to be part of Atlanta's future.
ATLANTA (AP) — Terquavion Smith scored 25 points, Jarkel Joiner added 19 and North Carolina State beat Georgia Tech 78-66 on Tuesday night for its fourth straight win. Georgia Tech trailed 59-47 but cut the deficit to 63-57 with 6:16 to play. N.C. State answered with a 12-2 run for a 75-59 lead with 2:42 remaining. Smith hit a pair of 3-pointers and Joiner made four free throws during the stretch.
Georgia football player Devin Willock was not wearing a seat belt when he was ejected from the vehicle in a weekend crash that killed him and recruting staff member Chandler LeCroy, police said. A police report released Tuesday listed excessive speed on a road with a 40 mph limit as one of the primary causes of the crash.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Brent Key rounded out his staff with the addition of six new assistants, including former Georgia quarterback quality control coach Buster Faulkner taking over as offensive coordinator. Faulkner, who also will work with the tight ends, will be joined on the Yellow Jackets' staff by returning quarterbacks coach Chris Weinke, promoted by Key to also serve as co-offensive coordinator.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Just two weeks after Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin collapsed and needed to be resuscitated on the field, another sobering moment occurred in front of a prime-time audience on Monday night when Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Gage was taken off by stretcher late in the fourth quarter of a wild-card playoff game against Dallas. The team released a statement Tuesday morning saying Gage had movement in his extremities after suffering a neck injury and concussion. He will continue to undergo more tests in the hospital after spending the night there.