NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter and the Dallas Mavericks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 100-97 Wednesday night. Nowitzki gave Dallas the lead with a free throw to make the score 98-97 with 32.3 seconds left.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU says Zach Mettenberger's playing career with the Tigers is officially over. Mettenberger injured his left knee while unloading a 32-yard completion in the fourth quarter of LSU's 31-27 victory over Arkansas last Friday. University officials say Mettenberger will require surgery.
RUSTON, La. (AP) - Kasey Shepherd scored a career-high 22 to lead Louisiana-Lafayette to an 89-80 victory at Louisiana Tech on Wednesday night. Lafayette not only snapped Louisiana Tech's six-game winning streak, but also ended the Bulldogs' 19-game home winning streak, which was the sixth-longest in the nation.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Coron Williams came off the bench to score 18 points and Wake Forest pulled away from Tulane in the second half for a 72-57 victory Wednesday. Codi Miller-McIntyre added 12 points for the Demon Deacons, who led by seven points at the half only to see Tulane rally to tie the score twice in the first five minutes of the second half.
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