Men's college basketball

Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) locks arms with Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Kansas defeated Villanova 74-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't...
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This Oct. 22, 2018 photo shows the Cardinal Bea House on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Cardinal Bea House played host to at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse. (Emily Swing/Reveal via AP)
December 17, 2018 - 11:17 am
On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ . Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n...
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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 16, 2018 - 2:09 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga has spent the early part of the season traveling around the country to face high-profile nonconference opponents, and coach Mark Few has no regrets about that. Even after the fourth-ranked Bulldogs fell at No. 12 North Carolina for their second straight loss. "When...
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North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) dribbles the ball while Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 15, 2018 - 9:38 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina made shot after shot, finally backing its Hall of Fame coach's claim that he has a sharp-shooting bunch. And when they did miss, the Tar Heels relentlessly flew to the rim to pursue the ball for another chance. Saving all that for a highly ranked opponent in...
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Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson, right, shoots over Bucknell's Paul Newman during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State beat Bucknell 73-71. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
December 15, 2018 - 3:11 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Kaleb Wesson had a career-high 22 points and No. 15 Ohio State held off a Bucknell comeback to win 73-71 Saturday. Ohio State went on an 11-2 run to take an 11-point with under 10 minutes remaining, but Bucknell stormed back to within three with a 10-2 run and late 3-pointer...
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Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) gestures to Memphis fans after an NCAA college basketball game against Memphis Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. Tennessee defeated Memphis 102-92. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
December 15, 2018 - 3:04 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield popped his Tennessee jersey to the Memphis fans who had been screaming at him throughout the game. The rivalry between Tennessee's top basketball programs is back on, and the Volunteers have the upper hand for now. Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the...
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Virginia guard Ty Jerome (11) drives downcourt during an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
December 12, 2018 - 2:58 am
Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men's college basketball. And it's a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game. Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga,...
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Penn's Antonio Woods (2) and Jake Silpe (3) celebrate after beating Villanova, 78-75, in an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 11, 2018 - 10:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless. "The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ Brodeur said. The shot was off. The Penn...
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Marquette guard Markus Howard, left, is defended by Wisconsin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)
December 08, 2018 - 8:28 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette is winning games this season in ways that don't have to do with hitting 3s. They still have perimeter threats like Markus Howard and Sam Hauser. But a renewed focus on defense has given the Golden Eagles a lift this year. Howard scored 27 points, Hauser added 13 points...
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Kentucky forward PJ Washington (25) watches Seton Hall guard Myles Cale (22) makes a 3-point shot in the closing seconds of the overtime period of an NCAA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in New York. Seton Hall won 84-83 in overtime. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
December 08, 2018 - 5:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Keldon Johnson caught the ball near center court and heaved in a prayer of a shot at the regulation buzzer that sent Kentucky players and fans into a pulsating frenzy. Surely now, with all that momentum, the ninth-ranked Wildcats would finally take control in overtime and escape...
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