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College basketball roundup: Aliyah Mazyck, Kristen Simon power USC women to 86-51 romp over Colorado

Aliyah Mazyck poured in 29 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Kristen Simon added a double-double to power Southern California to an 86-51 victory over Colorado on Friday night. Mazyck knocked down 9 of 14 shots from the floor, including 6 of 9 from beyond the 3-point arc to help the Trojans...
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Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:10:00 +0100
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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:20:00 +0100
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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:00:00 +0100
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Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:55:00 +0100
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NBA: Cavaliers' LeBron James joins 30,000 point club in loss to Spurs
Wed, 24 Jan 2018 07:25:00 +0100
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College basketball: Trae Young efficient in Sooners’ victory
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