College Basketball

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 file photo, Radio and television personality Don Imus on his "Imus in the Morning" program 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 31, 2019 - 7:53 pm
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers coach C. Vivian Stringer has offered her condolences to the family of late radio personality Don Imus, who used a racial slur to describe the Scarlet Knights in 2007 after the team lost the national championship game to Tennessee. The 79-year-old Imus died last week...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2011, file photo, Connecticut's Kemba Walker (15) shoots against Butler during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Houston. Walker was selected as one of the top college basketball players of the decade.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 31, 2019 - 5:04 pm
Some of the greatest college basketball players of the 2010s played one season before leaving for the NBA. Others stuck around and had sustained success before graduating to professional basketball. The Associated Press All-Decade team is a mix of both. A panel of 26 AP Top 25 voters picked the...
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Florida State guard Anthony Polite (2) reacts to a flagrant foul by Georgia Tech guard Jordan Usher (4) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Florida State defeated Georgia Tech 70-58. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
December 31, 2019 - 3:24 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State knows its defense goes a long way. The No. 18 Seminoles blocked nine shots and created 11 steals to beat Georgia Tech 70-58 Tuesday for their 15th straight home victory. “They are very, very good defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said. “We had 20...
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Memphis guard Lester Quinones celebrates after a basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
December 31, 2019 - 1:36 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis is showing there’s much more to its heralded freshman class than departed center James Wiseman. Wiseman played just three games for Memphis before leaving school to prepare for the NBA draft, where the 7-foot-1 center might be the first player selected. But the ninth-...
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Oregon guard Sabrina Ionescu, passes against Corban in an exhibition college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, in Eugene, Ore. (AP Photo/Thomas Boyd)
December 31, 2019 - 12:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press polled a panel of WNBA coaches and general managers for a mock draft of the first two rounds this spring. Obviously, a lot can change between now and draft day, as far as team needs go, with a new collective bargaining agreement being worked on, and free agency...
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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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