AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn players can't escape the questions about coach Tony Barbee's job security. Senior guard Chris Denson says the Tigers "hear it all the time, but we can't focus on that." Auburn opens the Southeastern Conference tournament Wednesday against South Carolina.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Texas Southern forward Aaric Murray is the Southwestern Athletic Conference player of the year. Murray was also named defensive player of the year in voting by SWAC coaches and sports information directors released Monday. Southern swept the other three awards.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Kyle Korver scored 26 points and Paul Millsap added 23 to help the Atlanta Hawks outlast the Utah Jazz 112-110 Monday night and snap a six-game losing streak. Jeff Teague had 14 points and the Hawks used a late 16-4 run to end a 10-game road skid and salvage a win at the end of a gloomy six-game road trip.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) - Brandon Beachy became the second straight Atlanta starting pitcher forced to leave early, exiting the Braves' 8-1 win over Philadelphia on Monday because of tightness around his right elbow. Beachy had been scheduled to throw four innings. He left after pitching two scoreless innings, giving up two hits and two walks.
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