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Coming up on News 7-
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A newborn is discovered dead inside a Blacksburg dumpster.
Investigators determine the cause of Sunday's fatal explosion in Radford.
Plus, resentment builds over a T-shirt designed as part of Washington and Lee University's mock convention.
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News 7 is next.


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A newborn is found dead in a trash dumpster in Blacksburg.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.




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Authorities found the newborn, early this morning, wrapped in several plastic bags inside a dumpster at a Blacksburg apartment complex.
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Joy Sutton has been following the story and has details.
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Teresa,
Authorities say the baby was a boy.
Earlier today-- we talked to a man who lived at the complex and saw rescue crews working on the infant.
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(( When Blacksburg Police and rescue arrived at the 800 block of Meadow Drive in Blacksburg -- they were responding to a 9-1-1 call that a female was bleeding inside the Oak Bridge Apartment complex.
Later, authorities say they noticed a trail of blood outside the apartment leading to a nearby trash dumpster -- inside they found a newborn placed in several trash bags.
Nicholas Pachis -- who lives in the complex -- says even before authorities arrived he heard strange noises outside his window.
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((IT WAS AN HOUR BEFORE THEY SHOWED UP. I HEARD SOMETHING THAT SOUNDED ALMOST LIKE A GOOSE CRYING OVER HEAD. BUT I KNEW IT WAS TOO EARLY OR TOO LATE IN THE EVENING FOR THAT AND IT WAS HIGHER PITCHED AND SHORTER))
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Pachis says when he went outside to check out the noise he couldn't find where it was coming from.
About an hour later--- he heard sirens and noticed police looking inside the dumpster.


That's when he realized something had happened.
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((THEY PICKED SOMETHING UP AND HELD IT IN 2 HANDS THE PARAMEDICS DID AND IT LOOKED LIKE HE WAS TRYING TO GIVE WHATEVER IT WAS C-P-R))
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NO charges have been filed against the woman, who sources say was a college student.
She was treated and released earlier today from a local hospital.
An autopsy performed this morning was inconclusive as to the cause of death.
Right now, authorities are waiting for a formal report from the Medical Examiners office.
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Teresa, sources say the child was born premature and that the woman was probably only five to six months pregnant.





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A Danville woman will spend five years behind bars for allowing her boyfriend to beat their 8 month old son to death.
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19- year old LaShanda Terrell Stamps was sentenced yesterday.
She was convicted in February of felony child neglect in the death of her son.
Evidence showed the child's father killed the baby.
The infant died after being hit in the head several times.
Stamps' boyfriend was NOT convicted.... he hanged himself 13- days after the child's death.
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For days, investigators have been sifting through debris trying to determine what caused Sunday's fatal plant explosion in Radford.
This morning, authorities outlined what they believe happened.
Kate Weidaw has more.
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((Authorities are calling the explosion at New River Castings in Radford an accident.
Officials say it started in the basement, part of which was underneath the core department -- the area where Karen Hamilton and Debra Sheppard were working when they were killed in the blast.
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((ROBERT GRAHAM/ATF NATIONAL RESPONSE TEAM: IT WAS A GAS LEAK -- WE HAVEN'T DETERMINED WHICH GAS. THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF 2 OR 3 TYPES OF GASES.))
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Graham says two of the gases they are looking into are -- methanol which is a form of a natural gas -- and another known as d-m-e-a.
Union officials say just days before the explosion the core area had to be evacuated because of a gas leak.
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((LEE SIMPKINS/RADFORD CHIEF SIMPKINS:THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRY, THE RADFORD POLICE AND FIRE DEPARTMENT AND THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY WILL CONTINUE AN INVESTIGATION AS TO ANY POSSIBLE REGULATORY VIOLATIONS))
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will also be assisting -- to determine if precautions could have been taken to prevent the explosion.
This isn't the first time OSHA has been called to investigate, Intermet, the plant's parent company for violating federal safety standards.
Meanwhile... investigators say the clean-up process will not begin until their investigation is finished.. which could take days. Kate Weidaw News7 Radford.))












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A body was discovered on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Carroll County.
State Police discovered the man Wednesday morning... just south of Fancy Gap.
His name and age have not been released nor has the cause of death.
Officials say the man was listed as a missing person.


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A 37-year-old man is dead after he was struck by a train overnight.
It happened in Pulaski, at the overpass on Route 99.
Authorities say Robert Edgar Crowder was dead on arrival after a Norfolk Southern train hit him around 12:35.
Authorities are not releasing details on what caused the accident.



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A portion of the west bound lane on Route 460 in Roanoke was closed down for a short time following a diesel spill.
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It happened shortly after four when the driver of this car pulled out of a parking lot and struck the center of a tanker truck.
The force caused the tank to leak a small amount of fuel.
The driver of the car was taken to Roanoke Memorial as a precaution.
Her two passengers and the truck driver were not injured.
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Two lawsuits allege a Roanoke towing company knew one of its employees was a reckless driver before he killed two people in a traffic accident last year.
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The lawsuits were filed in Roanoke Circuit Court this week by family members of the two children involved in an accident on Route 220 in Franklin County.
The lawsuits seek nearly 10- million dollars from Michael Lee Gray and Westar Towing and Transport.
Gray was convicted of involuntary manslaughter.
His flatbed truck rear ended a car that had stopped behind a school bus dropping off children.
8-year old Emily Strugill and her grandmother Geraldine Gillispie were killed in the crash.
Emily's 9-year old brother Andrew was not hurt.
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A history-making General Assembly session comes to a close in the State Capitol. Still ahead - a wrap-up, of just WHAT was accomplished.
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Plus... a volunteer coach at Washington and Lee resigns - because of a T-Shirt made for a recent mock convention on campus.
We'll explain... coming up.
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An accident on a Southwest Virginia highway claimed the life of a West Virginia man.
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State Police say it happened on Interstate 77 in Carroll County, just north of the North Carolina border.
84-year-old William Keen was apparently traveling Southbound when he ran off the road and struck an embankment.
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The accident occurred last night. Keen died this morning in a North Carolina hospital.



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State police believe a seat belt may have made a difference in a separate fatal accident.
This one also occurred in Carroll County-- on Route 706 in Woodlawn.
State police say 47 year old Joan (Santo-Nuh-Stahso) Santonastaso was NOT wearing her seat belt when she crossed into the path of a pick-up.
(Santo-Nuh-Stahso) Santonastaso was killed in the accident.
The driver of the pick-up was an off duty Carroll County deputy.
State police say Deputy William Slate's injuries are NOT life threatening.


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A t-shirt that was part of Washington and Lee University's mock convention has created its share of resentment.
And the volunteer coach who designed it - has resigned.
The shirt showed a full figured black woman in a skimpy red dress and high heeled boots with the phrase I- DA-HO.
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The T-shirt was designed for the Idaho delegation and was rarely worn by the students.
But word got out that it existed which reportedly offended every minority and gender-based organization on campus.


The owner of University Sportswear in Lexington - Jack Baizley - designed the shirt.
He resigned his volunteer baseball coach position.
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They made two new state holidays from one.
They fought fiercely over how to help laid-off textile workers.
And they did it all in record time.
Ellen Qualls reports on the legacy of the 2000 Virginia General Assembly.
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It was the first session in Virginia history with Republicans ruling the roost in the House and the Senate and in the Governor's office simultaneously.
But that didn't mean a free ride for anything.
Virginia's first Republican Speaker of the House is pleased.
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((DEL. VANCE WILKINS/R-AMHERST: IT'S BEEN A REALLY GOOD SESSION AS FAR AS I CAN TELL. EVERYBODY'S BEEN VERY COOPERATIVE. EVERYBODY'S WORKED HARD.))
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((DEL. BARNIE DAY: I THINK THEY'VE DONE AN EXTRAORDINARILY ADMIRABLE JOB FOR HAVING THE STEERING WHEEL FOR THE FIRST TIME....SWERVED, BUT THEY KEPT IT OUT OF THE DITCH IF YOU ASK ME.))
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Governor Jim Gilmore's proudest of the smooth Republican takeover and changes in the democracy, at the polls-- voter I-Ds and party labels on ballots.
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((GOV. JIM GILMORE: BEST SESSION EVER... CONSIDER THE CAR TAX.))
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Without disturbing the car tax cut, a 2-point-6 Billion dollar transportation package jump-starts projects across the state dealing with planes, trains, and automobiles.
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((DEL. CHIP WOODRUM/D-ROANOKE: WE'VE BROUGHT TO THE FORE ISSUES INVOLVING HEALTH CARE, ISSUES INVOLVING EDUCATION, TRANSPORTATION, AND REALLY WHERE IS OUR STATE GOING. THEY ON THE OTHER HAND HAVE BROUGHT TO THE FORE PARTY I-D ON THE BALLOT AND VOTER I-D AT THE POLLS.))
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Lawmakers also approved a mandatory moment of silence in classrooms across the state.
A ban on children in the beds of pickup trucks.
An easing of the process restoring felons rights to vote.
With Republicans in charge, they surprised some by even considering but rejecting proposals like reforming the sodomy law and death row inmates rights of appeal.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R-SALEM: WELL I THINK A LOT OF TIMES IN THE PAST THERE HAVE BEEN CONCENTRATED EFFORTS TO KEEP THOSE BILLS FROM EVER BEING DEBATED OPENLY AND FAIRLY. THEY'D USUALLY COME UP FOR DEBATE AT 11 O'CLOCK AT NIGHT. UNDER OUR REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP WE FELT LIKE EVERYTHING NEEDED TO BE DEBATED FAIRLY. SOME TIMES, THINGS GOT OUT THAT WE MIGHT NOT HAVE LIKED. BUT THAT'S THE WAY THE PROCESS IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.))
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The fate of this General Assembly's work is now in the Governor's hands.
Ellen Qualls, News 7, Richmond.))


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It's Railcar Rescue day at a Roanoke Valley museum. We'll show you, coming up.
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And if you're looking for a taste of history in your "Time Off" - how about checking out Cyrus McCormick's Rockbridge County farm? We'll tell you all about it - coming up...
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You probably first heard of inventor Cyrus McCormick in a grade school history class...
But if you're in the farming community, it's probably a name you're VERY familiar with.
In this week's "Time Off", Kimberly McBroom has more from the McCormick Farm in Rockbridge county.
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(( A new era in agriculture was born on this sprawling farm in 18-31...
It was here that inventor Cyrus McCormick demonstrated the world's first successful mechanical reaper.
His invention made grain harvesting less back- breaking and more productive.
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((DAVID FISKE/AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUPT.: MANUAL LABOR THAT YOU'D HAVE TO HAVE WOULD BE-- A MAN WOULD ACTUALLY PULL THE GRAIN OFF OF THE PLATFORM ONTO THE GROUND AND THAT'S WHERE THE GRAIN WOULD BE TIED AND BUNDLED. WHERAS, IN THE PAST, ALL OF THAT WORK WOULD BE MANUAL. ALL OF IT WOULD BE HAND LABOR. SO, IT GREATLY REVOLUTIONIZED AND MECHANIZED THE HARVESTING OF GRAIN.)) [RUNS:20]
Cyrus McCormick was born on the farm in 18-09.
In 19-54, his heirs gave the 630- acre property to Virginia Tech, which assumed responsibility for its upkeep.
You'll find authentic tools in this blacksmith shop that McCormick used to create the reaper.... and in the museum, a display case features modifications of the farm machine.
The homestead also features a grist mill, restored to what it was during its heyday in the 1800's.
Although it hasn't run on a regular basis for nearly a century, the wheel still turns as long as there's enough water.
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((DAVID FISKE/AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUPT.: THERE'S A RETENTION POND WHERE WATER'S STORED. THERE'S A MILL PIPE THAT TRANSPORTS WATER OVER TO THE WHEEL THAT ACTUALLY TURNS THE WHEEL. YOU OPEN THE VALVE AND THE WATER POWER TURNS THE WHEEL.
THE WATER GOES OUT...SO IT'S ALL WATER- POWERED OR HYDRO- POWERED, AS WE KNOW IT TODAY.)) [RUNS:21]
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((KIMBERLY MCBROOM/NEWS 7: BETWEEN FIVE AND SIX THOUSAND VICTORS COME HERE EVERY YEAR, MOST OF THEM FROM FARMING FAMILIES. BUT THE MCCORMICK FARM DOESN'T JUST OFFER AGRICULTURAL LESSONS FROM THE PAST, IT'S ALSO THE SETTING FOR MODERN RESEARCH.)) [RUNS:13]
These days, the McCormick Farm is also known as the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Research and Extension Center and a hands-on part of the agricultural program for Virginia Tech students.
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((DAVID FISKE/AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH SUPT.: THE RESEARCH THAT GOES ON HERE-- WE'VE DONE A LOT OF, I GUESS, GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH HERE AT THIS FACILITY. THE FIRST CROSS- BREEDING WORK TO BE DONE WITH ENGLISH CATTLE WAS CONDUCTED HERE BACK IN THE LATE '50S AND EARLY '60S.)) [RUNS:14]
Visitors are welcome to observe the research....or if you just want to check out the McCormick Museum, it's open daily until 5.
Kimberly McBroom, News 7, Rockbridge County.))






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The Virginia Museum of Transportation got some help this afternoon restoring some of its railcars.
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It's all part of the museum's Railcar Rescue day -- an effort to get the community involved in the restoration process.
With a little elbow grease -- the boys had this railcar shining like new -- as a crowd of spectators gathered to watch.
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The Roanoke Express hosted the Richmond Renegades tonight at the Roundhouse.
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The Express sporting their Saint Patty's Day uniforms.
Richmond's Frank Novock skates past the blue line shooting on goal the stop is made but he gets his own rebound and scores to make it 1 to nothing Richmond in the first.
In the second period the Express comes back, Mike Peron makes the nice moves to get free he shoots and scores but the goal comes loose and after the officials talk about it they wave off the score.
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The Feisty Peron refuses to give up this time he takes the rebound and sticks it in for the score but Roanoke loses in a shoot out 2 to 1.
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Gate City advances to the final four and a show down with Gretna in the Group AA state basketball tournament.
The Blue Devils knocked off Northside 56 to 54.
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The Crowd at the Salem Civic Center was ready for the playoff game.
Northside's Jason Salter pass the ball to Nat Franklin who misses the three but goes inside to get the rebound and basket.
But the Blue Devils rallied. Tony McDonald goes through traffic and scores the basket.
Gate City continued to move the ball this time Jeremy Housewright passes the ball to Justin Seaver who gets the three.
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The Vikings then get it to Sam Feritta and he hits the three but Gate City wins it 56 to 54.
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The George Wythe Maroons season ended tonight in the quarter-finals of the state tournament Haysi beating the Maroons 83 to 69.
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Al Copenhaver and the Maroons looking to Advance to the Semi's
G.W.'s Lance Goff passes it to Matt Williams for the layup Williams scored 26 points.
Then Haysi's Justin Deel takes it inside for the score and two of his 27 Haysi led by 7 at the half.
The Maroons started the third quarter hot Goff pulls up and hits the three pointer.
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But Haysi pulls away in the fourth quarter Robbie Colley hits the three and Haysi wins it 83 to 69.
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In Bristol, Council ends Radford's season beating the Bobcats 41 to 38.
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The Bobcats huddle around head coach Rick Cormany.
And Radford's Josh Woods pulls up and hits the jumper to make it 30 to 28 Radford.
Moments later the Bobcats get it to Shane Nichols and he hits the three pointer.
But the Cobras would hang touch Ryan Rasnake gets the ball to Brad Nicholls for the easy layup.
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Then it goes down to the wire with 10 seconds left Jeremy Ratliff hits Rasnake for the game winner Council beats Radford 41 to 38.
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G.W. Danville was looking for a spot in the Group Three A final four as the Eagles took on Varina.
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The G.W. fans packed the house at Halifax County High school.
The Eagles go to Franklin Ferguson who passes to Brian Gunn who misses the three but Antonio Fitzgerald is there for the jam.
In the second quarter, Varina's Steve Broaddus drives up the middle and scores the layup.
Varina's Poppy Davis gets the steal and he takes it in for the snowbird in the second quarter.
[SUPER=33-G.W. Danville/86/Varina/60/;]


But the Eagles Brian Gunn hits the jumper from up top for two of his 24 first half points and Danville goes on to win it 86 to 60.
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The top seeded Duke Blue Devils are in the championship game of the A-C-C tournament.
Duke beats Wake Forest today 82 to 73.
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Dave Odom's Demon Deacons took the early lead.
Josh Howard hits the floater and Wake jumped out to a 28 to 20 lead in the first half.
But the Blue Devils came right back Mike Dunleavy scores two of his 15 points in his second game back after a bout with Mononucleosis.
Wake led by one at the half ans when Rafael Vidaurreta scored on the tip in to open the second half Wake led by 4.
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Duke's 11 point run in the second half got the Blue Devils over the hump in the 82 to 73 win.
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The Blue Devils will meet Maryland in the title game.
The Terps come from behind in the second half to beat N.C. State 64 to 61.
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The crowd was fired up for the semi final game.
State led by as much as 5 in the second half but Juan Dixon's three pointer would tie the game at 41 to 41.
The Wolfpack would come right back Ron Kelly knocks it down off the glass and State was back up by 3.
Maryland would keep it outside this time Steven Blake pulls up and hits the three and the game was tied at 46.
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But Lonny Baxter scored 7 straight points down the stretch as the Terps beat the Wolfpack 64 to 61.
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In Atlanta, Auburn and South Carolina would go to overtime.
Auburn's Mamadou N-Jai would take over the overtime period scoring the first basket on this hook shot.
South Carolina went up by 1 but N-Jai would come up with this tough layup and Auburn knocks off South Carolina in overtime 77 to 72.
And here are the rest of tonights scores.
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Philadelphia 76-er assistant John Calipari is returning to the college game.
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Calipari, formerly the head coach of the New Jersey Nets and the University of Massachusetts, will take over as the head coach at the University of Memphis.
Calipari will reportedly earn 4 point 5 million dollars over 5 years. He replaces interim head coach Johnny Jones.

Memphis's season ended Thursday when the Tigers lost to DePaul 80 to 76 in the Conference USA Tournament.
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