Here is the latest sports news: Pacers fall to Mavs. NFL combine opens. College hoops roundup.

>>Mavericks Hold Off Pacers

(Dallas, TX) — Harrison Barnes led the way with 21 points as the Mavericks clipped the Pacers 109-103 in Dallas. Myles Turner scored a game-high 24 points and added 11 rebounds for Indiana as had its winning streak halted at four. Victor Oladipo scored 21 in defeat. The Pacers fell to 34-and-26.

>>Pacers Visit Hawks Tomorrow

(Atlanta, GA) — The Pacers are back at it tomorrow when they visit the Hawks. Indy is currently fifth in the Eastern Conference at 34-and-26. Atlanta has the worst record in the Eastern Conference at 18-and-43. The Pacers have won the first two meetings between the teams this season.

>>NFL Scouting Combine Begins Today

(Indianapolis, IN) — The NFL’s big hitters are at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. The pre-draft event begins today with procedural work for running backs, offensive lineman, kickers and special teams players. That group will participate in the first on-field workout Friday.

>>Purdue Up To Eighth In “USA Today” Coaches’ Poll

(Undated) — Purdue took a step forward in the “USA Today” Top-25 Coaches’ Poll. The Boilermakers moved to eighth in the poll after wins over Illinois and Minnesota last week. Virginia took over the top-spot from Michigan State which is now second. Duke moved up two spots to third, while Xavier remains fourth. Villanova, Kansas, Gonzaga, North Carolina and Cincinnati round out the top-10.

>>College Hoops Roundup

(Undated) — It was quiet on the college hardwood with all of the local teams having off. They are all off again tonight before business picks back up tomorrow. Notre Dame will host Pitt and Butler visits St. John’s. Indiana plays in the Big Ten Tournament on Thursday and Purdue will be in action on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

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