College Basketball

Kansas's Udoka Azubuike (35) tries to dribble past Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 31, 2019 - 12:57 am
The holidays gave teams a chance to recover, recharge and reset from the first two months of the season. As the calendar flips to 2020, conference play begins for some leagues, heats up for those that already started. The road to March is about to heat up. This week features four games between...
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Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie (33) and Jackson State guard Cainan McClelland (10) reach for the loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)
December 30, 2019 - 5:47 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 6 Baylor shook off the rust after a long break, and next goes into Big 12 play. After missing their first six shots Monday, in their first game in 12 days, the Bears used an overwhelming run to take control and beat Jackson State 83-57 for their ninth win in a row. “'I just...
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West Virginia's Emmitt Matthews Jr. celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. West Virginia defeated Ohio State 67-59. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
December 29, 2019 - 4:30 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — West Virginia freshman guard Miles McBride remains an avid Ohio State football fan. The Cincinnati native doesn’t share the same love for its basketball team. McBride scored a season-high 21 points, including six in the final 2:22, as No. 22 West Virginia rallied for a 67-59...
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Louisville head coach Chris Mack, right, talks with Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Western Kentucky Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
December 29, 2019 - 9:59 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Louisville and Duke have both reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 poll and are Final Four contenders, even in a wildly unpredictable year in college basketball. That has the third-ranked Cardinals and fourth-ranked Blue Devils looking like clear favorites in an Atlantic Coast...
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Louisville's Steven Enoch, right, looks for an opening on Kentucky's Nate Sestina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
December 28, 2019 - 5:46 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Nick Richards had 13 points, including seven consecutive ones in overtime, and No. 19 Kentucky scored the final eight points for a 78-70 victory over No. 3 Louisville on Saturday in a thrilling Bluegrass rivalry showdown. Louisville led 68-65 on Jordan Nwora's 3-pointer with 2...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 5, 2009 file photo,Radio personality Don Imus interviews Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., by telephone during his debut show on the Fox Business Network in New York. Disc jockey Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to radio stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died, Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. He was 79.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
December 27, 2019 - 8:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Radio personality Don Imus, whose career was made and then undone by his acid tongue during a decades-long rise to stardom and an abrupt public plunge after a nationally broadcast racial slur, has died. He was 79. Imus died Friday morning at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in...
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File-This July 5, 2019 file photo shows United States' Cori "Coco" Gauff celebrating after beating Slovenia's Polona Hercog in a Women's singles match during day five of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London. Wimbledon’s next and from afar, Comes Coco Gauff, uncharted star. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
December 24, 2019 - 10:03 am
A year now passes. How’d I know? Analytics guys told me so. They crunched the data. What’s it mean? Anyone’s guess: 2019. First Quarter ‘Bama toppled, it’s Clemson’s prize – White House visit, with burgers, fries. Fury nearing incoherence, Saints aghast: No interference? Super Bowl is kind of...
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Ohio State head coach Chris Holtmann reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. Ohio State won 74-49. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 24, 2019 - 1:19 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Chris Holtmann has already seen his Ohio State team claim three wins against marquee nonconference opponents. The second-ranked Buckeyes have a chance to get another before getting into the bulk of their Big Ten schedule. Fresh off a victory against Kentucky, the Buckeyes face...
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File-This Jan. 4, 2019, file photo shows Panathinaikos coach Rick Pitino looking on during a Euroleague basketball match between Panathinaikos and Olympiakos in Piraeus near Athens. Former Louisville basketball coach Pitino has reached a settlement with Adidas, the Hall of Fame coach and the global sportswear company said in a joint statement Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris, File)
December 23, 2019 - 5:47 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino has reached a settlement with Adidas, the Hall of Fame coach and the global sportswear company said in a joint statement Monday. Pitino had contended in a lawsuit that Adidas "outrageously conspired" to funnel money to the family...
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Connecticut associate head coach Chris Dailey, left, and Connecticut's Crystal Dangerfield react in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
December 23, 2019 - 12:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn is back in a familiar spot — No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll. The Huskies moved up to the top position in the poll Monday after previous No. 1 Stanford lost at Texas on Sunday. UConn has spent more time at No. 1 than any other team in the history of the...
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