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November 5, 2013

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Purdue opens its regular-season schedule Friday against Northern Kentucky.

Ball State rallied from 17 down to beat NAIA school Marian 62-59 at Muncie. Freshman guard Zavier Turner led BSU with 18 points and Majok Majok had a double-double of 12 points and 13 rebounds. Aaron Evans led Marian with 17 points.

The Cardinals begin their regular season Saturday at Indiana State.

Carter-Williams, Love win NBA awards

Philadelphia rookie Michael Carter-Williams has joined Shaquille O’Neal as the only NBA players to win a Player of the Week award to open a career.

Carter-Williams won the Eastern Conference honor after averaging 20.7 points and 9.0 assists in a surprising 3-0 week that included victories over Miami and Chicago. The No. 11 pick in the draft had nine steals in the 76ers’ season-opening victory over the Heat, the most ever in an NBA debut.

O’Neal won the award in 1992 while playing for Orlando.

Kevin Love won the Western Conference award after leading Minnesota to a 3-0 week and averaging an NBA-best 29.7 points.

Philadelphia and Minnesota saw their hot starts end Monday night. Golden State thumped the 76ers 110-90, and Cleveland beat Minnesota 93-92.

Former Sixer Andre Iguodala made a career-high seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points and Stephen Curry had 18 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Golden State’s win.

— The Associated Press

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