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Green beats buzzer as Lions top Tigers

In Columbia, Geno Green hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to propel Paine College to a 71-69 victory over Benedict College in the Lions' first game since longtime coach Ron Spry resigned.

A day after Spry resigned, Green finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Lions (8-9, 8-8 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association). Thomas Broughton led the way with 16 points.

Marcus Goode had a game-high 21 points for the Tigers (9-5, 9-3). Former Laney standout Xavier Collier had 13 points and former Screven County star Antrjuan Albright added 12 for Benedict.

In the women's game, Brittany Jackson had 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead Benedict to a 63-47 win over Paine.

Alice Holmes led all scorers with 15 points for the Lady Lions (1-16, 1-13 SIAC). Charvez Holmes added 10 points for the Lady Tigers (11-5, 9-3)

- Augusta State remained at No. 3 in the NABC Division II Men's Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday.

The Jaguars, with wins over Valdosta State and UNC Pembroke, gained three points on top-ranked West Liberty and No. 2 Bellarmine. The overtime victory over USC Aiken on Monday did not factor into this week's ranking.

The USC Aiken women dropped one spot to 18th in the USA Today /ESPN Division II poll after suffering a loss to top-ranked Lander on Saturday.

Minor League Hockey

Power play goal in OT lifts RiverHawks

In Columbus, Ga., Travis Dunstall scored on a power play in overtime to lead the Augusta RiverHawks to a 3-2 victory over the Columbus Cottonmouths on Tuesday night.

Egor Mironov and Drew Baker scored in regulation for Augusta.

Tennis

King takes spot left by injured Williams

Vania King was chosen to take the U.S. Fed Cup roster spot originally expected to be filled by Venus Williams at next month's quarterfinal against Belgium. U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez announced her team Tuesday, including Melanie Oudin , Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Liezel Huber .

College Football

Twelve Iowa players end up hospitalized

The University of Iowa says 12 players have been hospitalized for symptoms likely related to offseason workouts.

The school has declined to release the names of the players being treated. It said in a statement released Tuesday that the players were taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics on Monday night.

They are responding well to treatment and are in safe and stable condition, according to the school.

Iowa spokesman Steve Roe said privacy laws prevent officials from further comment.

- College football conferences will get a record take of about $170 million from this year's bowl games, including a new high of $24.7 million for the five conferences that don't get automatic bids to the Bowl Championship Series.


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