Sports, January 21st

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) – No visitor has walked out of Moby Arena a winner since Colorado State coach Larry Eustachy led Southern Miss to a victory at the Rams’ ear-splitting, high-altitude auditorium back in November 2011. The Rams went on to make an NCAA tournament run, after which coach Tim Miles left for Nebraska. In stepped Eustachy, a seasoned coach who’s taken three schools to the NCAA tournament and is in line for a fourth with the Rams on such a roll. Colorado State’s 66-61 win over UNLV on Saturday extended its school-record winning streak to 24 straight wins at home. Now comes the hard part for these Rollin’ Rams (15-3, 2-1 Mountain West) – taking that show on the road. They visit No. 15 New Mexico (16-2, 3-0) on Wednesday night.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – This afternoon’s Indiana at Memphis game was tied 19 times and featured 10 ties. When all was said and done, the Pacers left town with an 82-81 win over the Grizzlies. David West led the Pacers with 14 points, while Wayne Ellington keyed the Memphis attack with 18 points.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Charlotte’s Bobcats have dropped 15 straight home games. The most recent loss came this afternoon as Houston snapped a seven-game losing streak in a 100-94 win. James Harden scored 29 points, with 19 coming from the free throw line, to set the pace for the Rockets, while Kemba Walker scored a career-high 35 points for the Bobcats.

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) – The Islanders built up a 4-0 lead against Tampa Bay but had to hold off the Lightning in a 4-3 win. Tampa caught fire in the final period to score all three of its goals.

UNDATED (AP) – Duke has returned to the top spot in the weekly Associated Press men’s basketball poll. The Blue Devils moved from No. 3, as last week’s top two teams, Louisville and Indiana lost. Rounding out the top five are Michigan, Kansas, Syracuse and Louisville.

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -The Texas Rangers and outfielder David Murphy have agreed to a one-year contract worth $5,775,000. Murphy hit .304 with 15 homers and 61 RBIs in 147 games last year.

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