Here is the latest sports news: Wazzu QB commits apparent suicide. Celtics legend Jo Jo White passes. Anthony Davis explodes again. Trae Young struggles in OU loss to Kansas State. Jaguars’ Fournette avoids injury in car accident.

>>WSU QB Hilinski Found Dead After Apparent Suicide

(Pullman, WA) — Washington State is mourning the death of quarterback Tyler Hilinski. Pullman Police found him dead Tuesday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head at his apartment. A rifle was recovered next to the 21-year-old, along with a suicide note. Hilinski started the Holiday Bowl for the Cougars less than three weeks ago.

>>Celtics’ White Dies At 71

(Boston, MA) — NBA Hall of Famer and Celtics legend Jo Jo White is dead. He passed away Tuesday at the age of 71 after battling cancer. White was a two-time NBA champion, Finals MVP, seven-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist. He played 12 seasons in the NBA, mostly with Boston. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 17.2 points, 4.9 assists and four rebounds per game.

>>Pelicans Clip Celtics in OT

(Boston, MA) — Another monster performance from Anthony Davis carried the Pelicans to a 116-113 overtime win against the Celtics in Boston. Davis exploded for 45 points and 16 rebounds as New Orleans picked up its third straight win. This was following a 48-point performance against the Knicks on Martin Luther King Day. Davis is averaging just under 40 points over his last four games.

>>Kansas State Upsets Number-Six OU

(Manhattan, KS) — Oklahoma star freshman Trae Young finally had an off-night in an 87-69 loss at Kansas State. Young turned the ball over an NCAA season-high 12 times and hit only 2-of-10 threes. He still finished with 20 points on 8-of-21 shooting to go along with six assists. The sixth-ranked Sooners fell to 14-and-3 overall and 4-and-2 in the Big 12.

>>Jaguars’ Fournette Okay After Car Crash

(Jacksonville, FL) — Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette is okay following a car crash. The Jags say Fournette’s vehicle was rear-ended yesterday morning, but he was able to drive home without a problem. Florida Highway Patrol says Fournette wasn’t to blame for the collision on I-295 near Heckscher. Jacksonville plays the Patriots on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game.


Orlando Magic 108, Minnesota Timberwolves 102
New Orleans Pelicans 116, Boston Celtics 113 (OT)
Denver Nuggets 105, Dallas Mavericks 102
Portland Trail Blazers 118, Phoenix Suns 111

New York Rangers 5, Philadelphia Flyers 1
New Jersey Devils 4, New York Islanders 1
St. Louis Blues 2, Toronto Maple Leafs 1 (OT)
Dallas Stars 4, Detroit Red Wings 2
Nashville Predators 1, Vegas Golden Knights 0
San Jose Sharks 3, Arizona Coyotes 2 (SO)

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
#3 Purdue Boilermakers 78, Wisconsin Badgers 50
Kansas State Wildcats 87, #6 Oklahoma Sooners 69
#11 Cincinnati Bearcats 49, UCF Knights 38
#14 (tie) North Carolina Tar Heels 87, #18 Clemson Tigers 79
South Carolina Gamecocks 76, #16 Kentucky Wildcats 68

>>WEDNESDAY’S SCHEDULE (All times are Eastern)

7:00 p.m. – Washington Wizards at Charlotte Hornets
7:30 p.m. – Detroit Pistons at Toronto Raptors
7:30 p.m. – San Antonio Spurs at Brooklyn Nets
7:30 p.m. – New Orleans Pelicans at Atlanta Hawks
8:00 p.m. – New York Knicks at Memphis Grizzlies
8:00 p.m. – Los Angeles Lakers at Oklahoma City Thunder
8:00 p.m. – Miami Heat at Milwaukee Bucks
8:00 p.m. – Golden State Warriors at Chicago Bulls
10:00 p.m. – Utah Jazz at Sacramento Kings
10:30 p.m. – Denver Nuggets at LA Clippers

7:30 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins
10:00 p.m. – Pittsburgh Penguins at Anaheim Ducks

Top-25 College Basketball (“USA Today” Coaches’ Poll)
6:30 p.m. – #1 Villanova Wildcats at Georgetown Hoyas
7:00 p.m. – #4 Wichita State Shockers host SMU Mustangs
8:00 p.m. – #8 Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas Longhorns
8:30 p.m. – #12 Xavier Musketeers host St. John’s Red Storm
11:00 p.m. – #14 (tie) Arizona State Sun Devils at Stanford Cardinal
9:00 p.m. – #17 Arizona Wildcats at California Golden Bears
8:30 p.m. – #19 Seton Hall Pirates at Creighton Bluejays
7:00 p.m. – #20 Auburn Tigers at Alabama Crimson Tide
9:00 p.m. – #21 Tennessee Volunteers at Missouri Tigers
9:00 p.m. – #22 Ohio State Buckeyes at Northwestern Wildcats
9:00 p.m. – #25 TCU Horned Frogs host Iowa State Cyclones

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