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Coming up on News 7-
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The Virginia Tech Hokies will be playing in the Gator Bowl. Mike Stevens will have reaction. A local couple returns from Haiti with a new appreciation for counting ballots by hand. Some Salem homeowner open their doors to the public.
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Plus, Leo will have the cold forecast. News 7 is next.
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Virginia Tech is headed to the Gator Bowl to battle the Clemson Tigers.
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Good evening, I'm Teresa Hamilton.


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The Hokies will ring in the New Year in Jacksonville. The team received its official invitation earlier tonight. But Mike Stevens says the Hokies actually were hoping they would get invited to a much different postseason party.
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[FL-Election]


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Turning to the Presidential race...
Closing arguements in the Florida ballot recount case continue in a Tallahassee courtroom tonight. Terisa Estacio has the latest.
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((A HEARING THAT WAS ONLY SUPPOSE TO LAST A DAY -- INSTEAD -- WENT RIGHT THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
WITH 14-THOUSAND FLORIDA BALLOTS, AND THE PRESIDENCY AT STAKE, ATTORNEYS FOR BOTH SIDES MADE ONE FINAL PLEA TO THE JUDGE LATE SUNDAY NIGHT.
DAVID BOIES/GORE ATTORNEY:THE CRITICAL QUESTION IS: ARE THERE VOTES OUT THERE FROM WHICH A REVIEW OF THE BALLOT CAN DISCERN THE INTENT OF THE VOTER.

BARRY RICHARD/BUSH ATTORNEY: "THERE IS NO PROOF OF ANY PROBLEMS. THERE'S NOTHING BUT TWO WITNESSES WITH SPECULATION."
EARLIER IN THE DAY, THE BUSH TEAM TROTTED OUT CHARTS AND WITNESSES -- IN AN EFFORT TO PROVE WHY A HAND COUNT OF THE DISPUTED BALLOTS IS UNECESSARY AND UNRELIABLE. OBSERVERS DESCRIBED HOW BALLOTS WERE HANDLED DURING PREVIOUS COUNTS.
THOMAS SPARGO/MIAMI-DADE VOTE COUNTER OBSERVER: THEY'VE BEEN POUNDED, THEY'VE BEEN TWISTED, THEY'VE BEEN MOVED AROUND."

BUT ONE OF THE BUSH EXPERTS ACTUALLY ENDED UP HELPING THE GORE CASE .. WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT THE BEST METHODS FOR COUNTING PARTIALLY PUNCHED BALLOTS.
JOHN AHMANN/OWNER, ELECTION SUPPLY CO.:YOU NEED EITHER REINSPECTION OR MANUAL RECOUNT WHERE YOU HAVE THAT SITUATION, YES YOU DO, IF YOU GOT A VERY CLOSE ELECTION."
MEANWHILE, THE NATION WAITS FOR THE SUPREME COURT TO WEIGH IN ON THIS HIGHLY CONTESTED ELECTION. IN AN INTERVIEW WITH CBS' 60 MINUTES, VICE PRESIDENT GORE SAID HE'S PREPARED FOR WHATEVER THE OUTCOME.
VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE:AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN ALL PROCESSES HAVE TAKEN PLACE, IF GEORGE BUSH IS SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT, HE'LL BE MY PRESIDENT. HE'LL BE AMERICA'S PRESIDENT.
BUT BUSH RUNNING MATE, DICK CHENEY, SAYS GORE SHOULD GIVE UP THE FIGHT NOW.
DICK CHENEY/(R) VICE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE:"I DO THINK THAT IT'S TIME FOR HIM TO CONCEDE."
TERISA ESTACIO: ))


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50-thousand Virginians either didn't vote for a presidential candidate last month or their votes were NOT counted.
The number of "nonvoters" makes up about 2 percent of the nearly 3-million ballots cast in Virginia. Election officials say there may have been machine errors, but most likely people were just expressing their lack of enthusiasm for any of the candidates. Elections Secretary Cameron Quinn is asking registrars across the state to send her totals of these nonvotes in response to questions about the ballot.


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The Justice Department is gathering information about alleged voting irregularities in Florida.
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Officials say two staff members are looking into almost 500- complaints that blacks were confused by ballots or weren't allowed to vote. The Reverend Jesse Jackson wants a formal investigation.
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((REV. JESSE JACKSON/CIVIL RIGHTS ACTIVIST: THERE'S A PATTERN OF INTENTIONAL RACE PROFILING OF VOTING WHILE BLACK, IT'S SINISTER.))
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Republicans insist if there were problems, they should be blamed on the system, not on a conspiracy.
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[Haiti-Election]


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Many eyes are on Florida as the battle over ballots continues. But a Smith Mountain lake couple has kept their eye on the voting process in Haiti - where hand counting ballots is the norm. Kate Weidaw reports, they say the Haitian system really adds up.
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((Bob and Adele DellaValle-Rauth took part last month in a ten day trip with the International Coalition of Independent Observers to watch Haiti's November 26-th election.

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((ADELE DELLAVALLE-RAUTH: WE'RE JUST THERE TO OBSERVE TO MAKE SURE IT'S DONE IN AN ORDERLY FASHION THAT THERE IS NO INTIMIDATION.))
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Bob and Adele along with dozens of other observers from around the world watched as Haitian voters cast their ballot to elect a President. Bob describes the ballot as a simple piece of paper that didn't appear to cause confusion among voters.

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((BOB DELLAVALLE-RAUTH: THEY JUST SIMPLY PUT AN X IN THIS WHITE SPACE THERE'S NO PUNCHING OF HOLES.))
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Once their ballot is cast each Haitian voter is marked so they can't vote again.

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((ADELE DELLAVALLE-RAUTH: THEY TAKE THE VOTERS THUMB AND MAKE SURE THE INDELIBLE INK IS ON AND WIPE OFF THE INK WITH TOILET PAPER.))
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Once all the ballots are in, the hand counting process begins. And while hand counting is normal in Haiti, it's lead many to question Bob about America's way of counting ballots.

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((BOB DELLAVALLE-RAUTH: HOW COME YOU'RE HERE OBSERVING OUR ELECTION WHEN YOU HAVE SUCH A MESS IN FLORIDA.))
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The DellaValle-Rauth's say while Haiti is learning from America's way of democracy, America could learn from Haiti's election process that causes little confusion for the country. Kate Weidaw News 7 Huddleston.))



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No measureable snow fell in the Roanoke Valley today - but it was a different story in parts of Southwest Virginia and North Carolina.
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Two strong weather systems merged in North Carolina bringing cold air from the west and moist air from the east. When the two systems combine, you have the perfect recipe for snow. Parts of North Carolina received up to nine inches of snow.
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[Toss-2-Robin] Teresa tosses to Leo in Weather Center

[WX1] [11:00pm] [12/03/2000] [MCU]WEATHER OFFICE [WXPRO/FULL]WEATHER MAP TOMORROW FORECAST

[Toss back to anchor][Home-Tour]


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Salem is known for its historic homes .. and today homeowners opened their doors to the public.
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Their homes were on display as part of a tour set up by the Salem Museum. The Evans Weber home on Broad Street drew the largest crowd. Some of the distinct features in each home were their fire places, high ceilings, and wood work. The Museum's curator says they ask homeowners to try and keep their homes as authentic as possible.
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((JOHN LONG/SALEM MUSEUM: A HOUSE THAT'S BUILD IN THE 1840'S BUT THE ADDS ALUMINUM SIDING IS KIND OF MISSING SOMETHING SO WE TRY TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP THEM AS HISTORICALLY ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE.))
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This was the sixth year the Holiday Homes tour was held.
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Up next on News 7 - the man convicted in one of the state's worst mass murders is scheduled to be executed this week.


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And no "butts" about it - one anti-smoking campaign has folks all fired up. Details, coming up. Stay with us.
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The man convicted of one of the worst mass murders in Richmond history is scheduled to die by lethal injection this week.
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Christopher Goins shot and killed the parents and three siblings of his pregnant 14-year-old girlfriend six years ago.
Tamika Jones and her 18-month old sister survived. Jones says she plans to attend the execution Wednesday. Goins has an appeal pending before the U-S Supreme Court and has asked Governor Gilmore for clemency.
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Nearly two dozen people have become ill after eating ground beef contaminated with E-Coli.
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The source of the recent outbreak has been traced to a Green Bay, Wisconsin packing company.
Beef possibly contaminated with the bacteria has been recalled from grocery stores in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinoi

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All of the victims are from Minnesota.

Health officials are watching to see if any other cases occur.
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A tough anti-smoking campaign in California was meant to shock people into quitting. And, according to a new government study it's working.
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In ten years-- lung cancer rates there have dropped 14- percent. The program hit smokers in the wallet by adding a 25 cent "per pack" tax on tobacco products. Two years ago it was increased another 50- cents. The tax money was used to fund anti-smoking campaigns.
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((STANTON GLANTZ/PROFESSOR & ANTI-SMOKING ADVOCATE: THESE PROGRAMS REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE SMOKING AND THE INCIDENCES OF DISEASE. THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALIVE TODAY WHO WOULD BE DEAD HAD THEY NOT BEEN THERE.))
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The government study also found that since the launch of California's program, the number of adults who smoke decreased from 22.8 percent in 1988 to 18 percent in 1999.
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The viewer mail this week covers a variety of subjects.
Here's News-7's Feedback, with assignment editor Joe McKean.
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((The day Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer decided to turn down the Tarheels, it was the top story for most viewers.
But some thought we played it up too much.
From Callaway, [Jack Blake] one wrote: I cannot believe you would open your six o'clock news with a story about Beamer staying at Virginia Tech. Who really cares where he stays or goes. This is sports news and belongs in the sports section of the newscast, not in the opening. Instead of Virginia Tech paying the football coach that kind of money, maybe they should have given that paid increase to the professor who actually teaches the students.
Just down the road, another viewer said: [Tom Helmstutler Martinsville]
I don't know which news story got old first--the vote counter giving the fisheye to a ballot in Florida, or the Coach Beamer saga. I'm sorry he decided to stay. Most employers expect a little more loyalty when they sign a contract.
The Florida recount continues to irk some viewers: [James Nichols Wytheville] I as an American feel it is time to bring this election to a close. Governor George Bush has won this election. It is time for America to begin healing.
And we also received a compliment for our continuing coverage of the Virginia Gas pipeline issue.[Maggie C. Drewry]

[Roanoke]: I am fortunate to live where the pipeline would not affect me; however, I can tell you that I would be shouting from the loudest mountain top if someone wanted to cut a 75 foot wide path through my trees! Please continue to keep us informed. And thanks to your entire organization for doing such a great professional job.
Send your letters to News-7 PO Box 7, Roanoke, 24022-0007.
Our fax number: 343-7269.
The email address: news@wdbj7.com.
And our website has an online forum.
Joe McKean, News-7.))

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The Hokies prepare to go "bowling." We'll have more from Blacksburg a little later in sports.
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But first, a woman specializing in "customer service to go" will have you rolling in the aisles! We'll be right back.
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One local woman is on a roll when it comes to holiday shopping. She's known as the Wal-mart skater - and if you're lucky, she just might help you cut through the crowd chaos. Tina Tenret catches up to her in this week's Virginia Profile.
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(( Mary Martin claims she can skate 'cross this Wal-mart Supercenter in nine seconds flat. And she gets paid to do it!
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((MARY MARTIN/WAL-MART: THE ELDERLY PEOPLE, THEY THINK IT'S GOING FROM HERE DOWN YONDER WAY IN THE PASTURE TO GO TO THE BAKERY FROM AUTOMOTIVE. IT WEARS 'EM OUT.))
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So she brings customers what they need -- and checks prices to speed up checkout.
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((MARTIN: OKAY U-TURN. WE'VE GOT A BLINKING LIGHT. BUTT BUTT BUTT CAN I HELP YOU? BUTT BUTT HI THERE. HOW'S EVERYBODY? THIS PHONE CARD, IT'S NOT RINGING UP. IT'S NOT RINGING UP? OKAY. BACK TO THE CUSTOMER SERVICE!))
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Martin taught herself to rollerblade when Wal-mart offered her this job. She's crashed a couple times -- once her wheels slid out from under her when she was pulling a 27-inch TV.
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((MARTIN: IT'S LIKE A COURSE IN DEFENSIVE DRIVING. IT'S AN OBSTACLE COURSE. IT'S REALLY DIFFICULT TO MANEUVER IN AND OUT OF PEOPLE WITH KIDS RUNNING.))
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But the liability risk doesn't rattle store managers because, they say, Mary skates safely. And kids are thrilled to go along for the ride.
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BUTT BUTT BUTT MARTIN: THEY WANT TO DO IT WHEN THEY GROW UP. THEY COME UP AND SAY ALL THE TIME -- I WANT TO DO WHAT YOU DO. AND THEN OLDER PEOPLE, THEY'LL COME UP AND SAY WOW, I WISH I COULD DO THAT. AND I SAY YOU CAN, YOU KNOW. YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT: OKAY SOMEONE HOLD ME. THERE WE GO. THANK YOU. HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY.))
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Martin says this job is also about finding people's smiles.
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((NAT SOT: I'M GLAD TO SEE YOU OUT. IT'S NICE TO GET OUT THIS TIME OF YEAR ESPECIALLY, BECAUSE IT GETS LIKE CABIN FEVE

R IN THERE, DOESN'T IT? BUTT BUTT BUTT MARTIN: THE HAZARDS IN THIS JOB ARE FEET AND KNEES BUT SOMETIMES I GO HOME AND MY JAWS HURT BECAUSE I'VE BEEN SMILING ALL DAY. BUTT BUTT BUTT
NAT SOT: GOOD TO KNOW YA!))
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Tina Tenret News7 Franklin County.))




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Despite a 10-and-1 season, the Hokies were bypassed by the Bowl Championship Series selection process this afternoon. Mike Stevens tells us how the Notre Dame factor and a strange pick by the Fiesta Bowl folks sent Tech to the Gator Bowl to face Clemson on January 1st.
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For the fourth time in the last five years, Florida State will play for the national title. The Seminoles second in the B-C-S will play top ranked Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl in Miami on January third.
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The Miami Hurricanes third in the B-C-S will play Florida in the Sugar Bowl. Its the first meeting between the two schools since 1987. Depending on the outcome of the two bowl games there could be co-national champions.
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The Fiesta Bowl will pair up Oregon State and Notre Dame an at large pick.
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Virginia found out its opponent in the Oahu Bowl in Honolulu. The Cavaliers will play Georgia on Christmas Eve.
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And the Mountaineers of West Virginia have a chance to send Don Nehlen into retirement a winner.
At 6 and 5, The Mountaineers will play Ole Miss in the Music City Bowl December 28-th in Nashville, Tennessee.



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The Washington Redskins will have to dig deep to get a shot at the N-F-L playoffs.
The New York Giants used three Brad Daluiso field goals to beat the Redskins 9 to 7.
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The Giants needed the win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Daluiso booted this 28 yard field goal in the third quarter and the Giants took a 9 to nothing lead.
But Washington called on Jeff George late in the fourth quarter. He caps this 97 yard drive throwing on the run and hitting Irving Fryer on this 5 yard touchdown pass to make it 9 to 7 Giants.
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Washington got the ball back and moved into Giant territory but this 49 yard Eddie Murray field goal is short and the Giants win it 9 to 7.
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Tiki Barber rushed 14 times for 82 yards and the Giants are now 9 and 4.

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The Giants move to within a half a game of the Philadelphia Eagles. Al Del Greco booted 5 field goals to lead the Tennessee Titans over the Eagles 15 to 13.
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The Eagle fans calling for the win over the Titans.
Del Greco kicks this 26 yard field goal and the game was tied at 3 to 3 in the first quarter.
Tennessee led 9 to 6 in the fourth but Philadelphia took the 13 to 12 lead later when Donovan McNabb rolls out and scores on the 1 yard run.
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The Titans called on Del Greco late in the fourth quarter and this 50 yard field goal gives Tennessee the 15 to 13 win over Philadelphia.
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Carolina spoiled Kurt Warners return to the St. Louis lineup beating the Rams 16 to 3 at Erickson Stadium in Charlotte.
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Warner was playing for the first time since missing five weeks because of a broken finger.
He had a stretch in the second half where he was intercepted three times in a span of six minutes this pick by Jimmy Hitchcock was returned 88 yards for a touchdown as the Panthers beat the Rams 16 to 3.
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St. Louis has lost three straight droping to 8 and 5 Carolina is 6 and 7.
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Pittsburgh quarterback Kordell Stewart gets the iron man of the day award.
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Stewart left the game in the first half with a sprained knee.
But he returned to throw a touchdown and this 17 yard run was the decisive score as the Steelers beat the Oakland Raiders 21 to 20.
And here are the N-F-L scores.
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In women's college basketball, Virginia beat Old Domionio 78 to 67 and Radford won its third straight with a 56 to 52 win over Mount St. Mary's.
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In Washington, 21-st ranked St. John's hosted Michigan at the M-C-I center.
St. John's trailed until this steal of the inbounds pass that turned into a Reggie Jesse basket at the buzzer to make it 36 to 34 and the Red Storm gets the 83 to 73 win.
And here are tonight's final scores.
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