No. 1 S. Carolina women improve to 19-0

January 27, 2015 COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Freshman A’ja Wilson scored 18 points, defending Southeastern Conference player of the year Tiffany Mitchell added 16 points and Alaina Coates …

Heels shoot by Orange

January 27, 2015 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Brice Johnson scored 15 of his 17 points after halftime and No. 13 North Carolina shot 55 percent to beat …

New Orleans adds to UCA’s woes

January 27, 2015 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kevin Brown scored 21 points on 8-of-11 shooting and New Orleans handled winless Central Arkansas 87-67 on Monday. New …

Sports Briefs

January 27, 2015 Pro basketball EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant will have surgery Wednesday on his torn right rotator cuff, likely ending his …

BHS girls take lead with 62-54 road win

January 26, 2015 JONESBORO — For now, one team stands atop the girls’ 5A-East District standings. The Batesville Lady Pioneers surged to the lead, outscoring the …

Cougar teams win matching Izard County crowns

January 26, 2015 BROCKWELL — The hosts swept the senior high divisions of the Izard County Invitational Tournament here Saturday as the Izard County Lady Cougars rallied from …