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Sports Minute: Here is the latest Gulf Coast Conference sports news from The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Justin Harley hit a buzzer-beating 3-pointer in overtime to give Graceland (Iowa) its first NAIA national championship with an 83-80 victory over LSU Alexandria. After a timeout with 13.4 seconds left in OT, LT Davis stumbled at the top of the 3-point arc, drawing the attention of two LSUA defenders and found Harley open on the wing for just his second 3-pointer of the game.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis scored 37 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absence of second-leading scorer Jrue Holiday to defeat the struggling Dallas Mavericks, 115-105. Rajon Rondo added 19 points and 14 assists, and Ian Clark also scored 19 points for the Pelicans, who are in a tight, seven-team race for one of the final five Western Conference playoff spots. Dirk Nowitzki and Harrison Barnes each scored 19 for the Mavericks.

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn forward Danjel Purifoy will be eligible to play most of next season. The university said Tuesday the NCAA ruled that Purifoy must sit out the first 30 percent of the season before returning. A former Auburn assistant coach has been charged with funneling money to Purifoy's family in exchange for steering him to a financial adviser.

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama's quarterback competition could be on hold, at least briefly. The defending national champion Crimson Tide opened spring practice Tuesday with an intriguing battle between two-year starter Jalen Hurts, who's 26-2 in that role, and title game hero Tua Tagovailoa.

NEW YORK (AP) - Attendance for the first two rounds of the women's NCAA Tournament was the highest in a decade. An average of just over 5,000 fans took in the first 48 games of the tournament. Defending champion South Carolina led the way with 11,085 at the Gamecocks' opening-round win. Mississippi State followed with 10,211 in the opener on its home court.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indianapolis Colts have signed free agent receiver Ryan Grant. He spent his first four seasons in the NFL with the Washington Redskins. In 64 career games, he made 15 starts, caught 84 passes for 985 yards with six touchdowns. The 6-foot, 204-pound Grant finished with 45 receptions, 573 yards and four TDs last season.

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