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Jacksonville plays Central Arkansas, looks for 10th straight home win

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Chavez leads Charleston Southern against Hampton after 22-point game

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Goodwin and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish host conference foe Virginia

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Da Silva scores 19 to lead Hawaii past CSU Northridge 72-65

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Mercer hosts Furman following Garrison's 22-point game

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Johnson lifts UC Irvine over CSU Bakersfield 57-52

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Tass rallies Saint Mary's past San Francisco 72-70

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Jones, Marin lift Southern Utah over Portland State in OT

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Kennedy leads UMBC against Binghamton after 31-point performance

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Merrimack faces Sacred Heart on 5-game slide

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UL Monroe takes on Georgia State, seeks to break 3-game skid

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Winthrop plays Longwood after Burns' 27-point showing

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Glover leads Samford against Western Carolina after 20-point game

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Bryant hosts LIU following Flowers' 22-point game

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Duquesne hosts Saint Louis after Jimerson's 28-point game

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Chicago State hosts Dixie State following Schofield's 22-point game

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Jefferson and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders visit conference foe Western Kentucky

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Slater sparks Long Beach State past UC Riverside 68-62

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Stanford completes season sweep of No. 15 USC, 64-61

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Wilson propels South Dakota State past North Dakota 96-61

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In north Iraq, Chinese language school projects soft power

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