ASHBURN, Va. (AP) - Brian Orakpo and London Fletcher could be leading a mass exodus from the Washington Redskins defense this offseason. They are two of seven defensive starters set to become free agents at the end of the year. Fletcher said Thursday it's "not ideal" to have so much of the defense not under contract.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - Malcolm Hawkins scored 20 points and made 13 of 14 free throws, helping seal the game as Norfolk State edged Florida A&M 91-87 Thursday night in the conference opener for both teams. Norfolk State led 80-72 with two minutes to play, but Florida A&M scored six straight points to cut it to 80-78 with 1:01 remaining.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Rob Brandenburg hit an early 3-pointer and Melvin Johnson had a critical free throw with 14.2 seconds to go, and Virginia Commonwealth held off Eastern Kentucky 71-68 Thursday night. Treveon Graham led the Rams with 15 points, freshman JeQuan Lewis had 13 and Johnson and Brandenburg scored 12 each.
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - George Mason has suspended Anali Okoloji after the junior forward stepped on an opposing player during the Patriots' loss to South Florida. Coach Paul Hewitt said Thursday that Okoloji's actions were "inexcusable."
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