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INGLEWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw a pair of touchdown passes to Tyler Conklin, Dalvin Cook rushed for 94 yards and a score, and the Minnesota Vikings bounced back after a trying couple of weeks to defeat the Los Angeles Chargers 27-20 Sunday. Justin Jefferson had nine receptions for 143 yards to help Minnesota improve to 4-5 and end a two-game losing streak after it squandered late leads to Dallas and Baltimore. Los Angeles has dropped three of its past four to fall to 5-4.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Payton Willis scored nine of his career-high 29 points in the second and final overtime, Jamison Battle finished with 24 points and 11 rebounds and Minnesota held on to beat Princeton 87-80 in the title game of the inaugural Asheville Championship. Ethan Wright scored nine points in a 13-3 spurt by the Tigers to force overtime and Jaelin Llewellyn scored Princeton’s final six points in the first OT, including a layup to make it 72-all and force another extra period. Llewellyn led the Tigers (2-1) with 19 points and Wright scored 14 with a career-high 18 rebounds and three steals.

NACOGDOCHES, Texas (AP) — Noah Freidel had 25 points as South Dakota State beat Stephen F. Austin 83-71. Gavin Kensmil led the Lumberjacks on Sunday with 23 points and 13 rebounds.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — ShanQuan Hemphill registered 14 points as Drake easily beat South Dakota 99-50. Xavier Fuller led the Coyotes with 11 points.

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