Dolan bans Oakley from MSG; Ex-Knick tweets thanks to fans

NEW YORK (AP) — Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan banned Charles Oakley from the arena Friday, though said he was open to reconciling with the former Knicks forward.

  • Written by BRIAN MAHONEY, AP Basketball Writer

Ohio blows big lead, still edges Ball State 79-77

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Jordan Dartis led a balanced attack with 16 points and Ohio held on to defeat Ball State 79-77 on Friday night after losing a 19-point halftime lead.

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Williams' 2 late 3s lift Dayton over Rhode Island 75-74

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Xeyrius Williams hit two 3-pointers in the final 18.9 seconds, including the game-winner with 7.2 left, lifting Dayton to a 75-74 win over Rhode Island on Friday night and into first place in the Atlantic 10.

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