BEREA -- The Eagles battled but could not overcome the strong shooting of Lexington Christian on Tuesday in a heartbreaking 66-65 loss at home.

The Indians hit 12 three-pointers, but they needed some clutch free throw shooting in the closing moments to hold on for a win at home against a tough 11th Region rival.

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.

The memory of the last meeting with the Gamecocks was fresh on the mind of every member of the Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball team Thursday as they prepared for a rematch in Alabama.

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