Arkansas State holds off Marshall rally 83-82
Arkansas State opened the game with five 3-pointers - three by Brandon Reed - as part of a 19-5 run and held on to defeat Marshall 83-82 on Saturday night.
The margin came down to a missed 3-pointer by Marshall's Kareem Canty that became a two-point put back by Ryan Taylor at the buzzer.
Arkansas State (6-4) had a second burst of five 3-pointers, including three straight by Kirk Van Slyke, in a 22-6 run to lead 47-31 at halftime.
Marshall outscored the Red Wolves 51-36 in the second half. Canty scored 22 points - 12 on four 3s after halftime. TyQuane Goard, averaging six points, went off for a career-high 21 with 13 rebounds. He and Canty combined for 13 points to cut a double-digit lead to 76-74.
Reed matched a season high with 21 points for Arkansas State, Van Slyke and Melvin Johnson III scored 16 each.
Boozer leads Bulls over Cavaliers 100-84
CHICAGO (AP) - Carlos Boozer scored 19 points and the short-handed Chicago Bulls snapped a four-game losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
D.J. Augustin scored 18. Tony Snell came on strong in the second half to finish with 17 points, and Chicago prevailed after matching its longest slide in four years under coach Tom Thibodeau.
Boozer and Augustin both got off to strong starts as the Bulls build a 17-point halftime lead, and Chicago withstood several pushes down the stretch to come away with the win after dropping 13 of 16.
The Bulls shot nearly 54 percent overall and were 10 of 15 on 3-pointers.
Andrew Bynum had 19 points for the Cavaliers, but Kyrie Irving had a rough night, finishing with 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting after fighting through an illness to score 39 in Friday's overtime win over Milwaukee.
Season over for Browns receiver Davone Bess
CLEVELAND (AP) - Browns wide receiver Davone Bess is done for the season with two games left.
The team placed him on the reserve/non-football illness list Saturday after traveling to New York to play the Jets on Sunday.
Bess missed two days of practice this week for what coach Rob Chudzinski said were "personal reasons." The Browns gave no further details.
Bess had a disappointing first season with the Browns, who acquired him a trade from Miami during this year's draft. Cleveland signed Bess to a three-year, $11.5 million contract extension through 2016.
The Browns expected Bess to be a playmaker and leader. However, he leads the NFL with 14 drops while catching 42 passes for 362 yards and two touchdowns.
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