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    December 5, 2018 9:49 PM EST
                  MILWAUKEE -- It was just like old times for Rick Barnes and Texas. 
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                   . The Longhorns made a successful return to the NCAA tournament when Cameron Ridley converted a tiebreaking layup as time expired Thursday night, lifting his team to an 87-85 victory over Arizona State. Jonathan Holmes missed badly on a long 3-pointer for the Longhorns in the final seconds, but Ridley emerged from the scrum and banked it in as the buzzer sounded. The call stood after a video replay, handing Texas its first tourney win since 2011. "I went to the glass as hard as I could," Ridley said. Ridley finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds for the seventh-seeded Longhorns (24-10), who led by 14 with 12 minutes left. Freshman reserve Martez Walker had 16 points and Demarcus Holland scored 14 on 6-for-6 shooting from the field. "It was a great, great college basketball game and I thought it was really very unfortunate that either team had to lose this game," Barnes said. "We were fortunate. ... We didnt have great execution at the end but we found a way to make a couple plays." Texas will face No. 2 seed Michigan Saturday. The Wolverines advanced with a 57-40 victory over Wofford. Jordan Bachynski had 25 points and seven rebounds for No. 10 seed Arizona State (21-12), which was making its first tournament appearance since 2009. Jahii Carson had 19 points and nine assists, and Jermaine Marshall added 17 points and seven rebounds. "Its a tough one, its a tough way to end the game and end my career," Bachynski said. Texas went to the NCAA tournament in each of Barnes first 14 seasons, making it to the 2003 Final Four. But last season was a disaster for the Longhorns, who went 16-18 and lost in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational. Barnes lost three starters from that team, but Holmes and Ridley returned, and the Longhorns were determined to turn it around after the disappointing finish. They stumbled a bit heading into the tournament, losing five of eight, but they stepped up at the most critical time against the Sun Devils. Holmes made two free throws to give Texas a 61-47 lead with 12:11 to go, and the Longhorns looked ready to blow out the Sun Devils. ASU then scored 17 of the next 22 points, trimming the deficit to two on Jonathan Gillings 3-pointer with 8:15 left. Arizona State had an 83-82 lead when Holmes grabbed an air ball by Javan Felix and scored while being fouled by Gilling. He made the resulting foul shot with 32 seconds to go. Gilling made two free throws on the other end, setting up the frantic finish. Gilling had four 3-pointers and 15 points for the Sun Devils, who lost their last four games of the season. "They just keep playing, theyve been a next-play, next-game team all season," Arizona State coach Herb Sendek said. "I can tell you right now its a very emotional, heartbroken locker room." The battle of at-large teams in the Midwest Regional featured a pair of coaches with a long history together. Barnes first met Herb Sendek at a 1978 basketball camp at the University of Pittsburgh, and Barnes had Sendek on his staff for one season when he was in charge at Providence. They also coached against each other for years in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Their only other meeting in the NCAA tournament occurred in 2006, when Texas beat North Carolina State 75-54 in the round of 32. Both teams got off to fast starts, with Bachynskis jumper for Arizona State tying it at 21 with 12:32 to go. But Texas responded with a 9-0 run, beginning with Walkers two free throws and ending with Walkers 3 from the wing. Walker added a layup with 31 seconds left to help the Longhorns to a 41-36 halftime lead. 
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                   .J. -- The New York Jets have promoted Tony Sparano Jr. 
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                   . Brooks replaces right-hander Yordano Ventura, who left his last outing with a sore elbow. Ventura is expected to miss one start. Brooks has made one relief appearance for the Royals this season, allowing six runs in two innings in a May 3 loss to Detroit.Oakland, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Stephen Currys 3-pointer with 4.2 seconds left lifted the Golden State Warriors to a 98-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday. With Golden State trailing by two, Elfrid Payton missed a wild layup attempt and Draymond Green pulled the rebound down with 6.9 seconds on the clock. Green then quickly found Curry, who calmly dribbled up court, gave a shake of the shoulders as he gained separation from Tobias Harris and canned the winning 3. Orlando called a pick for Harris on the final play out of a timeout, but Green batted the inbounds pass down court and time expired. From my view of what I was seeing, I just wanted to make a move and create some space, Curry said. I wanted to go to my left and go down the middle, go to the basket and maybe get fouled. (Harris) kind of bit on the in-and-out move and I was able to get a rhythm shot. Golden State has now won 10 straight games, which is the longest streak in franchise history since an 11-game run from Dec. 29-Jan. 22, 1971-72. The Warriors (15-2) have also tied Memphis for the best record in the NBA. Curry scored 22 points and fellow sharpshooter, Klay Thompson, netted 20 in the win. Harrison Barnes posted 14 points and 12 rebounds. Victor Oladipo poured in a season-high 27 points on 10-of-14 shooting for the Magic, who have lost four straight to the Warriors. Kyle OQuinn chipped in with 21 points and 11 reebounds starting in place of Nikola Vucevic, who was a late scratch due to back spasms. 
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                  . Its part of sports. There is going to be one winner and one loser, said Magic coach Jacque Vaughn. I appreciate the effort. Earlier in the fourth, Payton drove the lane and kicked out to Oladipo, who nailed a contested 3-pointer for a 93-84 lead with 4:11 left. Curry countered with a 3-pointer, then Thompson knocked down two straight treys to tie the game at 93-93. The game remained tied before Harris made an acrobatic layup out of the timeout to give the Magic the lead at 97-95 prior to a missed alley-oop attempt by Andrew Bogut. The Magic overcame a 12-point third quarter deficit by limiting the hot- shooting Warriors to 6-of-23 shooting in the period. Harris three-point play capped an 18-4 run that gave Orlando a 71-69 lead with 1:57 left in the quarter. OQuinns free throws to close the third gave the Magic a 75-73 lead. Orlando led 25-24 after 12 minutes, then Golden State converted 15-of-19 shots in the second quarter to grab a 56-46 lead at the break. Game Notes The Magic had a season-high 11 steals ... Bogut had a season-high five blocks to go along with his 12 rebounds ... Green had 11 points, seven rebounds and six assists ... Golden State had a 49-40 edge on the boards ... The Magic scored 18 points off 15 turnovers. 
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