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Last Update on November 27, 2015 08:32 GMT
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Cam Newton is still perfect this season. Tony Romo might be out for good with the same injury that sidelined him for seven games.
Newton got a big boost from a defense that returned two of Romo's three interceptions for touchdowns, and the Panthers ran their NFL-best winning streak to 15 regular-season games with a 33-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Thursday.
Romo injured the same left collarbone that sidelined him for all seven games of a losing streak that damaged the playoff hopes for the defending NFC East champion Cowboys (3-8).
Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly intercepted two straight passes by Romo, returning the first 32 yards for a touchdown.
Safety Kurt Coleman picked off Romo's second pass of the game and took it back 36 yards for the score as the Panthers became the 16th NFL team to start a season 11-0 in a Thanksgiving debut.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- Azura Stevens scored 22 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 15 Duke over Idaho 74-68 on Thursday at the Cancun Challenge.
Stevens was 11 of 16 from the floor and collected her fourth straight double-double. Rebecca Greenwell added 17 points for the Blue Devils (4-1).
Duke had a 48-29 advantage on the boards, and Idaho tried to combat the Blue Devils' strength inside by putting up 36 3-pointers, making 10.
Geraldine McCorkell scored 18 points for the Vandals (3-1), Christina Salvatore had 15 points and nine rebounds and Connie Ballestero added 13 points.
Duke led 36-27 at halftime. Salvatore opened the third quarter with a 3-pointer but Duke scored the next 12 points, part of a 15-2 run to lead 51-32.
Idaho got within four, 65-61, with 4:51 left in the game but didn't score again until there were 28 seconds remaining and Duke ahead 71-64.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Sam Hughes scored 18 points to help UNC Asheville overtake Drexel for an 85-66 win in the opening round of the Great Alaska Shootout on Thursday night.
Ahmad Thomas and Dwayne Sutton added 14 points apiece, while David Robertson had 13 for UNC Asheville (2-3), which shot 47 percent from the floor and controlled the boards 35-29.
Trailing 38-34 at the break, Asheville opened the second half with a 14-2 run that included back-to-back 3-pointers by Robertson to retake the lead for good. A pair of free throws from Robertson with 9:56 left made it 60-50 and the margin never tightened below double digits again.
Drexel (0-4) shot 54 percent over the first 20 minutes but then went cold after the intermission, hitting just 8 of 27 from the field in the second half.
Terrell Allen led Drexel with 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting and Sammy Mojica added 16 points.
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) -- Moritz Wagner had 19 points and Michigan routed Charlotte 102-47 Thursday in the consolation round of Battle 4 Atlantis.
Caris LeVert added 13 points as four Wolverine players reached double figures. The victory set new tournament records for most points by one team and for margin of victory.
The 61 percent that Michigan shot from the field was also a new standard for the tournament.
Michigan plays Texas in the fifth-place game on Friday. Charlotte plays Washington for seventh place.
The Wolverines (3-2) led by 22 points at halftime and played their reserves for much of the second half after their lead ballooned above 40. Michigan scored at will throughout, knocking down 12 3-pointers.
Andrien White led Charlotte (1-4) with nine points.
Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beats Furman 73-69
ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Brandon Pye scored 19 points with five 3-pointers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi beat Furman 73-69 Thursday in the Battle 4 Atlantis regional tournament.
The Islanders (3-2) will face Mount St. Mary's on Friday and the Paladins (2-3) will take on Elon.
Rashawn Thomas scored 12 points, Bryce Douvier 11 and Jelani Currie 10 for the Islanders, who used a 13-4 run to take control of a seesaw first half and lead 29-27 at halftime.
The Paladins led briefly in the second half, then trailed 67-66 with 59 seconds left after Matt Rafferty's layup. Douvier was fouled by Devin Sibley and sank both free throws for a 69-66 lead and the Islanders held on.
Stephen Croone led Furman with 22 points, including 11 of 12 free throws, Rafferty finished with 16 and 10 rebounds, and Sibley scored 12.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Marcus Johnson Jr. scored 13 points and made all six of his free throws and Arkansas-Little Rock rallied to beat East Carolina 54-46 on Thursday at the Las Vegas Invitational to win its fourth straight.
Josh Hagins scored 11 points for the Trojans (4-0), who shot 20 of 24 (83 percent) from the free-throw line but just 26 percent from the field.
Trailing 23-15 at halftime, UALR went ahead 36-29 after 3-pointers by Kemy Osse and Johnson then pulled away on Hagins' 3 and Mareik Isom's layup with 7:42 left. B.J. Tyson's 3 pulled ECU within 54-46 with 28 seconds to go, but Johnson made four free throws to seal the win.
Prince Williams broke a 9-9 tie with a 3-pointer, Tyson hit another 3, and the Pirates led at halftime after a 14-4 run.
Tyson had 12 points and eight rebounds for the Pirates (2-3), who were hurt by 22 turnovers.