KANSAS CITY, MO. — Justin Jackson had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead a balanced effort for ninth-ranked North Carolina, which bounced back from a surprising loss over the weekend to beat Northwestern 80-69 on Monday night in the CBE Classic semifinals.

SBC TV Information for December 5....NEW ORLEANS – All five Sun Belt Conference football games scheduled for December 5 will be aired on ESPN platforms, as announced on Monday, November 23.

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference named its football players of the week Monday for all games played Nov. 21. The Citadel’s Tyler Renew was named the Offensive Player of the Week. Western Carolina’s Daniel Riddle was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week, while Samford’s Anthony Pistelli was named the league’s Special Teams Player of the Week. The players of the week are selected by the league office.

NEW ORLEANS - Arkansas State has previously won the Sun Belt football championship title four times and could make it a fifth with a win over New Mexico State this upcoming Saturday. The Red Wolves (7-3, 6-0 Sun Belt) would be guaranteed no worse than a tie of the championship should they defeat the Aggies (3-7, 3-3 Sun Belt). And while the Red Wolves have won six consecutive games, the Aggies are winners of three straight themselves.

Hickory, NC - The Texas Rangers, parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, have purchased the contracts of four former 'Dads, with Yohander Mendez, Nomar Mazara, Connor Sadzeck, and Jose Leclerc all being placed on the team's 40-man roster.