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Virginia beats Pittsburgh...Notre Dame women beat Louisville...Andy Murray wins in Dubai

By The Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 4, 2017 at 12:10 p.m.



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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — London Perrantes scored 22 points in his final home game as No. 23 Virginia beat Pittsburgh 67-42. Freshman Ty Jerome, the likely replacement as Virginia's starting point guard next season, added 13 points as the Cavaliers won their third straight. They also avenged an 88-76 loss in overtime at Pittsburgh in January. Michael Young scored 14 points to lead Pittsburgh.

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — In women's college basketball, Marina Mabrey scored 26 points to help No. 3 Notre Dame beat 14th-ranked Louisville 84-73 in the ACC Tournament semifinals. The 29-3 Fighting Irish advanced to the title game for the fourth straight year. They are looking to become only the second team in conference history to win both the regular season and tournament crowns in four consecutive seasons. Duke did it from 2001-04.

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Andy Murray captured his first title of the year and became the first British man to win the Dubai Tennis Championships in its 25-year history when he defeated Fernando Verdasco today 6-3, 6-2. This was Murray's seventh final in his last eight tournaments, and 14th in his last 16 dating to last May in Madrid. The only two tournaments he failed to make the final in that period were the 2016 U.S. Open and 2017 Australian Open.

UNDATED (AP) — The 47-13 San Antonio Spurs look to expand their lead in the NBA's Southwest Division when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves tonight. The Spurs have a five-game lead over the Houston Rockets, who are home against the Memphis Grizzlies. Cleveland is in Miami to take on the Heat. The Cavaliers own the best record in the Eastern Conference at 42-18, three games ahead of Boston.

UNDATED (AP) — It's another big night for the NHL's Atlantic Division contenders as three of the four clubs take the ice tonight. The Montreal Canadiens top the division by six points over Ottawa, while Boston is eight points back and two ahead of Toronto. The Canadiens are on the road against the New York Rangers, the Senators host Columbus and the Bruins are home against New Jersey. The Maple Leafs have the night off.

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