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WWAY's Monday night sports - Nov. 19

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Click the video icon to see our preview piece on the the defending 4-A state champion New Hanover Wildcats. Monday was a light night for high school basketball in the area. In girls basketball Wilmington Christian beat Cape Fear Academy 31-26. In boys action Cape Fear Academy defeated Cape Fear Academy 59-54. Click the video icon to see our game action from CFA.

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LAHAINA, HI (AP) - Leslie McDonald scored 21 points as one of five North Carolina players in double-figures in an easy 95-49 win over Mississippi State on Monday at the Maui Invitational.

P.J. Hairston had 18 points, Reggie Bullock had 16 points, and Dexter Strickland and James McAdoo each scored 10.

Roquez Johnson led the Bulldogs with 12 points.

The Tar Heels scored the game's first nine points and led 29-6 in less than 10 minutes. Mississippi State never came closer than 20 points behind after that. A fade-away 3-pointer from Hairston put UNC up 42 with 5:30 left in the game.

Mississippi State made just seven shots in the first half and shot 28.3 percent for the game.

North Carolina next faces Butler, which topped Marquette on a buzzer-beater 3-pointer earlier Monday.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Big Ten is making its mark on the East Coast.

The Maryland Terrapins are heading to the Big Ten after being a charter member of the ACC, which was founded in 1953. School president Wallace D. Loh (loh) and other university officials involved in the decision felt the potential money to be made in the Big Ten was more significant than the $50 million exit fee and the tradition associated with belonging to the ACC for 59 years.

Big. Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said Maryland's entry was approved unanimously by the conference's 12 presidents.

Maryland's decision gives the Big Ten a foothold in the Washington-Baltimore market, and the conference is about to expand that into the Philadelphia-New York area. Rutgers is expected to follow suit by Tuesday, splitting from the Big East and making it an even 14 schools in the Big Ten.

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CLEVELAND (AP) - Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.

The NBA's reigning rookie of the year fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas. The team initially said the finger was only bruised and he played against Philadelphia on Sunday, scoring a season-low 9 points as Cleveland dropped its sixth straight game.

The Cavs said tests on Irving's finger revealed a non-displaced fracture. He will be out a month and re-evaluated in two weeks.

It's the latest injury for Irving, who broke his right hand during a summer practice when he slammed it on a padded wall. The 20-year-old played in just 11 games at Duke because of a foot injury.

Also, the Cavs said forward Tristan Thompson sustained a nasal fracture against the Sixers. He will be fitted with a protective mask.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington, NC (HAMMERHEADS) - The United Soccer Leagues announced the ten individuals that will be inducted into the USL Hall of Fame on December 14, 2012 on behalf of their impeccable efforts and success over the years in North American soccer. Among the USL Hall of Fame inductees is Wilmington Hammerheads’ majority owner Bill Rudisill.

Having years of ownership with the club under his belt, Rudisill is entering the Hammerheads’ 2013 USL PRO regular season as owner for a combined 13 years. The club has achieved much success under the partnership of Rudisill and 15 years Hammerheads Head Coach David Irving, whom was inducted into the USL Hall of Fame in 2011.

After the Hammerheads went on hiatus for the 2010 season due to prior ownership, Rudisill committed to bringing the club back to the Wilmington community and its loyal fans in 2011. The return of the Hammerheads not only conveyed excitement from fans, but also from long relationships and bonds built with others in USL PRO from years past.

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