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Updated: Wed, 05 Mar 2014 04:14:08 EST

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Stephen Strasburg pitched two scoreless innings in his spring debut for Washington, but Phil Gosselin took advantage of Nationals rookie manager Matt Williams defensive shift in the eighth inning to give the Atlanta Braves an 8-4 victory Tuesday. The Braves won for the first time in eight games this spring.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Trae Golden scored 16 points and Georgia Tech stunned struggling Syracuse 67-62 Tuesday night. Syracuse had lost three of four coming into the game and dropped three more spots in the rankings after starting the season with 25 straight wins.

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Manny Atkins, who finished with a career-high 30 points and 11 rebounds, made two free throws with 12 seconds left to force overtime, where Georgia State came away with a 79-76 victory Tuesday night. Arkansas State's Melvin Johnson III hit a 3-point jumper with 3 seconds left in regulation to tie the game at 69.

MACON, Ga. (AP) — Anthony White Jr. scored a career-high 29 points and Mercer topped Jacksonville 85-64 Tuesday in a quarterfinal matchup of the Atlantic Sun tournament. Bud Thomas hit 3-pointers on three consecutive possessions to give Mercer a 16-8 advantage and the Bears never let the lead slip to fewer than five points the rest of the way.

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