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NEW ORLEANS — Justin Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, hitting four 3-pointers amid an array of shots from inside and out, and No. 6 North Carolina never trailed its overmatched host, defeating Tulane 95-75 on Friday night in the regular season opener for both teams.

App State Volleyball Falls in 12th Five-Set Loss of Season....BOONE, N.C. –– Appalachian State University volleyball stumbled to its 12th five-set loss of the season in a 3-2 (25-20, 19-25, 18-25, 25-22, 11-15) defeat to South Alabama on Friday night.

BOONE, N.C. – Championship implications. It is hard to dance around what is at stake for Appalachian State (7-2, 5-0 Sun Belt) and Troy (7-1, 4-0) on Saturday when the two teams meet at Veterans Memorial Stadium.

CHICAGO - Turnovers, early foul trouble, and a hot-shooting DePaul squad proved to be too much for Appalachian State women’s basketball in a 99-58 setback Friday evening on the first day of the Maggie Dixon Classic at McGrath-Phillips Arena.

Columbus, Ga. - The Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team (13-5-2) saw its season come to a close with a 3-2 loss to Armstrong State (14-4-2) in the opening round of the NCAA Division II Playoffs Friday afternoon at the Walden Soccer Complex on the campus of Columbus State University.