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Red Raiders can help themselves

John Gasaway picks Texas Tech as the bubble team that can boost its résumé the most on Wednesday night. The Red Raiders host Iowa State (9 p.m. ET on ESPNU). Daily Word

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Alabama tops Way-Too-Early Top 25

In case you missed it on Tuesday, Alabama is No. 1 in Mark Schlabach's early ranking. Florida State is second and Michigan is third.

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Owens defends standing on Cowboys' star (2:15)
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T.O., Johnson played with a 'tough guy mentality' (1:57)
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T.O., Johnson defend criticism (1:52)
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Mavs enter All-Star break in miserable fashion

"How'd we lose the game?" the Mavs wondered after blowing a 15-point lead and letting Utah hit shots on its last possessions of regulation and OT.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Wesley Matthews on sitting significant stretches of crunch time in the last two games: "Yeah, I was frustrated. I've never been taken out of a game in crunch time. I haven't. That's new to me. I've always been especially a crunch-time player, so I don't know. It is what it is. I control what I can control. & I want to win games. I want to win games. I know I can be on the court to do that, but if that's his decision not to have me out there, that's his decision. I've got to be a team player, be a man about it, be professional about it and cheer my ass off and be ready." Matthews, who signed a four-year, $70 million max deal with Dallas this summer, ranks second in the NBA in clutch plus-minus (plus-81) behind only teammate Dirk Nowitzki but was replaced by Raymond Felton down the stretch in an overtime win over the Grizzlies and overtime loss to the Jazz.

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Hayward the hero in OT, Jazz win 7th straight (1:10)
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Klingberg propels Stars in OT (0:54)
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Hayward's step-back jumper wins it in OT (0:31)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Jazz 121, Mavs 119 (final in OT). Gordon Hayward drills a stepback jumper over Zaza Pachulia to send the Mavs into the All-Star break with a loss.

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Hood's 3-pointer sends game to OT (0:23)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 110, Jazz 110 headed to OT. Utah's Rodney Hood has a game-high 26 points, including the tying 3 with 1.4 seconds left.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 87, Jazz 78 after three quarters. Chandler Parsons has 18 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Gordon Hayward: seven points on 2-of-12 shooting.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 58, Jazz 51 at the half. Utah is 1-16 when allowing at least 100 points this season. Chandler Parsons leads all scorers with 14 points.

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Powell's tomahawk slam tops off sweet alley-oop (0:17)

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs 29, Jazz 21 after a quarter. Dallas is 6-of-12 from 3-point range and 0-of-2 inside the arc. Chandler Parsons has a game-high nine points. Deron Williams has eight points against his former team.

Bears back down Power Rankings

Baylor has dropped two in a row and three of five in the Big 12. Rico Gathers, who is averaging 12.7 points per game this season, went 1-for-9 in the Bears' loss to West Virginia. Power Rankings

Texas moves up in power rankings

The Longhorns went into Monday having won four in a row and nearly made it five by taking Oklahoma to the wire. Life in the Big 12 doesn't get easier anytime soon for Texas -- Iowa State, West Virginia and Baylor are up next. Power Rankings