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VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) - Joe Burton scored 18 points and missed just three of 11 shot attempts, Bakari Evelyn scored 14 points and Valparaiso drubbed Southeastern Louisiana 83-50. Derrik Smits made all six of his shots and finished with 12 points and collected six rebounds for Valparaiso.

ATLANTA (AP) - Two students from Georgia universities have been selected as Rhodes scholars in a class with the most ever African-Americans and transgender man chosen. The Rhodes Trust announced Saturday that Chelsea Jackson and Calvin Runnels are among the 32 students selected to receive a scholarship to study at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.

MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Louisiana officials say DNA links an Avoyelles Parish inmate to a rape 20 years ago. Forty-one-year-old Lorenoza Danela Carlos is serving 20 years for a holdup committed in 2004. KPLC-TV reports that he was arrested Nov. 15 on a charge of aggravated rape. That attack was in Lake Charles in 1997. Deputy Chief Mark Kraus says Lake Charles police began re-investigating the case in May.

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A Louisiana man faces life in prison for killing his former girlfriend's 17-year-old brother and shooting the woman and her mother at their home on Bayou Blue. David Trahan Jr. died almost instantly on Oct. 25, 2016. Both women survived, and testified during Rhubin Scott Jr.'s trial. JThe Courier reports that a Terrebonne Parish jury took little more than an hour Thursday to convict Scott of second-degree murder. It carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison.

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