College Basketball

Marquette's Markus Howard reacts after making a 3-pointer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Villanova Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)
January 04, 2020 - 3:31 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Markus Howard scored 29 points and Marquette started the New Year with a 71-60 upset of 10th-ranked Villanova on Saturday. Howard, who entered the day as the nation's top scorer at more than 25 points a game, added eight rebounds before fouling out to lead the Golden Eagles (10-3,...
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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, left, drives to the basket as Colorado's Aubrey Knight defends during the second quarter of an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 04, 2020 - 8:23 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's Pac-12 opener was a milestone night for Sabrina Ionescu and Ruthy Hebard. Ionescu had 21 points and seven assists to become the 12th woman in NCAA history to reach 900 career assists, and No. 2 Oregon handed Colorado its first loss of the season with a 104-46 rout on...
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Wisconsin guard Brad Davison, left, celebrates with teammate forward Nate Reuvers during the final seconds of the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
January 03, 2020 - 8:37 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nate Reuvers scored 17 points, and Wisconsin rallied late to upset No. 5 Ohio State 61-57 on Friday night. Reuvers' jumper gave the Badgers (9-6, 2-1 Big Ten) a 52-51 lead with 1:54 left, and late free throws from Reuvers and D'Mitrik Trice sealed the win. Ohio State (11-3, 1-...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2019, file photo, Syracuse's Emily Engstler plays against Michigan during an NCAA women's college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Engstler hit the winning layup at the overtime buzzer to upset unbeaten Florida State 90-89, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Syracuse, N.Y. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
January 03, 2020 - 2:16 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Emily Engstler spent much of Thursday night's game against No. 8 Florida State in foul trouble and on the Orange bench. All it took was one remarkable play to brighten the moment and send coach Quentin Hillsman into a frenzy. Engstler hit the winning layup at...
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Duke center Vernon Carey Jr. dunks against Boston College during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Durham, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 03, 2020 - 1:35 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Vernon Carey Jr.’s friends and family will lead the cheers Saturday night when he’s introduced at a University of Miami game for the first time, just as Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga envisioned when he began recruiting the precocious youngster five years ago. Alas for...
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Villanova head coach Jay Wright shouts from the sideline during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Xavier, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Villanova, Pa. Villanova won 68-62. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
January 03, 2020 - 12:16 pm
The final seconds of the 2016 national title game were some of the most dramatic in college basketball history. North Carolina's Marcus Paige hit an off-balance 3-pointer to tie the game with 4.7 seconds left, only to be upstaged by Villanova's Kris Jenkins hitting a buzzer-beating, game-winning 3-...
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Oregon guard Payton Pritchard, left, fights for control of the ball with Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
January 03, 2020 - 12:47 am
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — McKinley Wright IV received a little pep talk from none other than himself. “I told myself I had to get going,” he said of his second-half inner monologue. Wright listened to Wright. The junior guard scored 11 of his 21 points in the final five minutes and Colorado beat...
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Portland guard Quincy Ferebee, left, and center Theo Akwuba, right, defend against Gonzaga guard Ryan Woolridge, center, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dipaola)
January 03, 2020 - 12:40 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Challenged by Portland to open conference play, top-ranked Gonzaga leaned on the experience and leadership of Killian Tillie. Tillie had 22 points, Corey Kispert added 18 and the Bulldogs rallied from a second-half deficit to beat Portland 85-72 on Thursday night for their...
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January 02, 2020 - 3:35 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sacramento Kings center Dewayne Dedmon has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for public comments about wanting a trade. The league made the announcement on Thursday, calling the comments detrimental to the NBA and its teams. He made the request in a recent interview with The Sacramento...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 01, 2020 - 1:38 pm
The decade of college basketball started with Duke outlasting Butler in an epic national title game and ended with Virginia earning redemption after being on the wrong side of history the year before. Two great teams, but were they good enough to be among the five best of the 2010s? The Associated...
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