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Last Update on February 28, 2015 16:03 GMT

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Knicks say Anthony Mason, a rugged power forward who was a defensive force for several NBA teams in the 1990s, has died. He was 48.

Knicks spokesman Jonathan Supranowitz confirmed Mason's death, which was first reported Saturday by the New York Daily News.

The 6-foot-7 Mason won the NBA's Sixth Man award in 1995 with a Knicks team that was eliminated in the second round of the playoffs in one of its classic clashes with the Indiana Pacers.

Mason played for New York from 1991-1996, and then for the Charlotte Hornets until 2000. He made his only All-Star team in 2001 as a member of the Miami Heat.

T25-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Top-ranked Kentucky takes its 28-0 record into an SEC showdown with No. 18 Arkansas as part of the top 25 schedule. The Wildcats haven't been challenged over the past two weeks, winning their past four games by an average of more than 26 points. Arkansas might be Kentucky's most formidable opponent left on the regular-season schedule. The 23-5 Razorbacks have won seven straight and 6-foot-11 forward Bobby Portis is one of the few players in the SEC that has a chance to do some damage against the Wildcats' formidable frontcourt.

A share of the Pac-12 lead is on the line when No. 7 Arizona visits 13th-ranked Utah. The 25-3 Wildcats can guarantee themselves at least a share of the regular season championship with a win. They hold a one-game lead going into the key meeting. The 22-5 Utes have the most wins in the country by 20 or more points and have a 23.3-point margin of victory in 12 Pac-12 wins.

The Missouri Valley Conference's regular season title will be decided when No. 10 Northern Iowa takes on 11th-ranked Wichita State. The 27-2 Panthers are riding a 17-game winning streak into the showdown, including a home win over the 26-3 Shockers on Jan. 31. Both teams are 16-1 in conference.

Second-ranked Virginia will give Virginia Tech a taste of the nation's leading defense when the two meet in Charlottesville today. Virginia is holding opponents to an average of 49.3 points, third lowest since the shot clock was introduced in 1986. The Cavaliers are 26-1.

There are 17 games involving 20 ranked teams on the schedule.

NBA-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Atlantic Division-leading Toronto looks to break out of a recent slump when it hits the road to face the Knicks tonight as part of a seven-game NBA schedule. The Raptors have dropped four in a row including a 24-point beatdown last night at home against Golden State. The Knicks may just be the remedy for what ails Toronto. They had to go to two overtimes to snap an eight-game losing streak last night against Detroit.

Southwest Division-leading Memphis travels to Minnesota tonight. The Grizzlies have been victimized by Pacific Division teams recently, losing back-to-back games at Sacramento and last night at home to the Clippers by 18 points.

Southeast Division-leading Atlanta looks to up its current winning streak to four games when it travels to Miami.

NHL-SCHEDULE

UNDATED (AP) -- Nashville tries to get back to its winning ways when it takes the home ice against Detroit today. The NHL leader is coming off a surprising home loss to Minnesota Thursday that snapped the Preds' six-game winning streak. Detroit is in the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff hunt, trailing first-place Montreal by just six points. Pavel Datsyuk has been on a hot streak for the Red Wings with 11 points in the last seven games.

The Atlantic Division-leading Canadiens have won seven of their last 10 games heading into tonight's rivalry game against Toronto in Montreal.

Nashville isn't the only team Minnesota has beaten lately. In fact, the Wild have gotten points in 14 of their last 19 games, and only Nashville has more points since the All-Star break. The Wild try to keep it going when they skate into Colorado tonight.

There are 10 games on the NHL schedule.

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