Men's college basketball

March 11, 2020 - 3:52 pm
NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will not be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. Emmert said in a statement Wednesday that he made the decision to conduct both the men's and women's tournaments, which begin next...
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Kansas' Devon Dotson (1) celebrates after an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
March 10, 2020 - 9:46 am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Top-ranked Kansas hasn't lost since Baylor stunned the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse in January, that run of excellence driving coach Bill Self's squad to another regular-season Big 12 title and the top seed in the conference tournament. Better not let that winning streak end...
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Saint Mary's Jordan Ford (3) sinks a game winning shot against BYU with seconds remaining in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the West Coast Conference men's tournament Monday, March 9, 2020, in Las Vegas. Saint Mary's won 51-50. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 10, 2020 - 3:07 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jordan Ford knew he was getting the ball. Everyone in the Saint Mary’s huddle told him to attack the basket with the game on the line. He chose a jumper instead, and it turned out to be the right choice. Ford hit a pull-up with 1.4 seconds to go, giving the Gaels a 51-50 win over...
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The Gonzaga bench reacts after a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against San Francisco in the West Coast Conference men's tournament Monday, March 9, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
March 10, 2020 - 1:18 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Joel Ayayi is always ready whenever his team needs him. Gonzaga needed him on Monday night, and he delivered. Ayayi scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half and the second-ranked Bulldogs withstood a scare to beat San Francisco 81-77 on Monday night in the West Coast...
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Kansas coach Bill Self yells at Ochai Agbaji (30) after he let the ball go out of bounds during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
March 09, 2020 - 11:08 am
Kansas maintained its grip on the No. 1 ranking in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday, while fourth-ranked Florida State has its highest ranking in nearly five decades. The Jayhawks received all 65 first-place votes to remain at the top for a third straight week and fourth...
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Michigan State's Cassius Winston kisses the court as he comes out late of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in the second half Sunday, March 8, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
March 08, 2020 - 10:14 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston kissed Michigan State's logo in the middle of its basketball court, following the school's quarter-century long tradition toward the end of his last game at the Breslin Center. The senior scored 27 points to help the 16th-ranked Spartans beat No. 19 Ohio...
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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (1) goes to the basket for a layup during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)
March 08, 2020 - 1:36 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Anthony Cowan Jr. had 20 points and eight assists in his final home game at Maryland, and the ninth-ranked Terrapins beat No. 25 Michigan 83-70 on Sunday to earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Eric Ayala scored 19, Jalen Smith had 18 points and 11 rebounds and...
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Yeshiva forward Michael Bixon hugs forward Daniel Katz, back to camera, after the team's 102-83 win over Penn State-Harrisburg in the second round of the NCAA men's Division III college basketball tournament Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
March 08, 2020 - 1:27 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — First came the prayer ceremony at the conclusion of the Sabbath with their families, then, the celebration on the basketball court and the overflowing joy of March Madness victory. Yeshiva University beat Penn State Harrisburg 102-83 on Saturday to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA...
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Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) and Jalen Crutcher (10) celebrate during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against George Washington, Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)
March 08, 2020 - 12:05 am
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton put the lid on a historic regular season by cutting down the nets as runaway Atlantic 10 Conference champions. The No. 3 Flyers now look to the postseason to add another chapter to what has been one of college basketball's best stories. Obi Toppin had 27 points --...
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari screams at players after Florida scored during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 7, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Youngblood)
March 07, 2020 - 8:38 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari went around the locker room at halftime and picked on just about everyone. His harshest criticism was directed toward star forward Nick Richards. “Nick, you are so bad right now," Calipari recalled. "We're not going away from you, so you can...
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