Men's college basketball

Michigan head coach John Beilein argues a call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 08, 2018 - 2:43 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin had a simple explanation for why Michigan's Jordan Poole is so tough to defend. "He makes the easy shots, and he makes the hard shots," Martin said. Poole scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half, and No. 5 Michigan remained unbeaten...
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Nevada forward Jordan Caroline, right, shoots as Arizona State forward Taeshon Cherry defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
December 08, 2018 - 2:10 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sixth-ranked Nevada played what might be its only ranked opponent of the regular season. The Wolf Pack knew a win could help bolster their case come March. Yet coach Eric Musselman couldn't believe how his team responded to start the game. "Coach mentioned at halftime, 'You...
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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (21) shoots the go-ahead basket while defended by Washington forward Sam Timmins (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Gonzaga won 81-79. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
December 06, 2018 - 1:24 am
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — In the closing seconds of a tie game, Gonzaga guard Josh Perkins dribbled out high looking for somewhere to pass the ball. He spotted Rui Hachimura near the free throw line. "They left Rui open where he is automatic," Perkins said. Hachimura sank a turnaround jumper with 0.6...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during a news conference at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in San Antonio. Emmert says new rules allowing the association to use information from legal proceedings will help its investigation of the college basketball corruption, but the inquiry is unlikely to be completed before the next men’s tournament. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip File)
December 05, 2018 - 8:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March...
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Michigan forward Ignas Brazdeikis, right shoots against Northwestern guard Anthony Gaines during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, in Evanston, Ill. Michigan won 62-60. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 04, 2018 - 11:34 pm
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Jordan Poole and Michigan finally faced some adversity Tuesday night. Pushed right to the very end, they delivered. Poole made two big plays in the last 2 1/2 minutes and Ignas Brazdeikis scored 13 of his 23 points in the second half to help the fifth-ranked Wolverines hold...
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Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) drives on North Carolina forward Luke Maye (32) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 29, 2018 - 12:11 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After 40 minutes of poised offense and smothering defense by Michigan, North Carolina coach Roy Williams was at the end of his wits. "As a coach, I feel like I've done the worst job with this team in 31 years as a head coach, but give Michigan the credit," Williams said. "...
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Virginia guards De'Andre Hunter, left, and Kyle Guy embrace in the final moments of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018, in College Park, Md. Virginia won 76-71. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
November 28, 2018 - 10:03 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Virginia had blown most of a 17-point lead and appeared in trouble as the sellout crowd at Maryland implored the home team to complete the comeback. The Cavaliers had been in this situation before, and they knew exactly how to handle it. Showing the kind of poise befitting...
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Loyola University of Chicago's Sister Jean shows off the NCAA Final Four ring she received before an NCAA college basketball game between Loyola of Chicago and Nevada in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
November 28, 2018 - 4:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt now has a little bling to go along with the international attention she gained as the near-centenarian team chaplain during Loyola-Chicago's run to the NCAA Final Four . Loyola great Jerry Harkness, who was a member of its 1963 championship team, helped...
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Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) attempts a layup around the defense of Michigan State forward Kyle Ahrens (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. Louisville won 82-78. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 27, 2018 - 11:00 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No matter what line he shot from behind against No. 9 Michigan State, Louisville junior guard Ryan McMahon was feeling it. The Cardinals fed off his energy to not only give first-year coach Chris Mack a significant win, but a gutsy one at that. McMahon made two free throws...
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Nevada forward Caleb Martin (10) shoots against Loyola of Chicago forward Aher Uguak (30) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
November 27, 2018 - 10:53 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The maroon and gold Final Four banner hanging from the rafters gave Nevada just a little extra motivation. Not that the Wolf Pack really needed it. Caleb Martin had 21 points, twin brother Cody Martin scored 20 and No. 5 Nevada beat Loyola-Chicago 79-65 on Tuesday night in their NCAA...
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