Men's college basketball

Florida State guard M.J. Walker (23), With a bandage covering the stitches in his lip from the first half, reacts after defeating Syracuse in NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Florida State won 80-77. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
February 15, 2020 - 3:13 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — MJ Walker took an elbow to his lip and missed a large chunk of the game. But 12 stitches later, numb around his mouth, Walker’s shooting spoke volumes. Walker scored 16 points, including five 3-pointers, as No. 8 Florida State played without star guard Devin Vassell and...
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Dayton's Obi Toppin dunks the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Amherst, Mass. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
February 15, 2020 - 2:46 pm
AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — Jalen Crutcher gave Dayton the edge in the second half of a tight road game on Saturday. Crutcher scored 11 straight points over a nearly two-minute span and got 15 of his 17 points in the final half as the sixth-ranked Flyers held off the Minutemen 71-63 for a 14th straight...
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Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, right, takes the ball away from Oklahoma forward Kur Kuath (52) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 15, 2020 - 1:52 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Marcus Garrett has carved out a reputation at Kansas as one of the nation's best defenders, the kind of consummate leader and team-first player just about every team with national title aspirations needs on its roster. He wasn't known as a particularly good 3-point shooter...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2014, file photo, Michigan State's Keith Appling walks past head coach Tom Izzo in the closing minutes of their 60-54 loss to Connecticut in a regional final at the NCAA college basketball tournament in New York. Former Michigan State basketball player Appling faces drug charges after authorities say they found heroin in his vehicle that he planned to sell. Appling, on parole after serving jail time for gun and resisting-arrest charges, was arraigned Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in a Warren courtroom on charges of delivery or manufacture of less than 50 grams of a controlled substance. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
February 15, 2020 - 1:04 pm
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State basketball player Keith Appling was charged with drug crimes after authorities say they found heroin in his vehicle that he planned to sell. Appling, 28, was arraigned Wednesday in a Warren courtroom on charges of delivery or manufacture of less than 50...
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Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) is defended by West Virginia guard Miles McBride (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)
February 12, 2020 - 9:35 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas caught West Virginia in a rare late lapse at home. Devon Dotson scored 11 of his 15 points after halftime, Isaiah Moss had seven of his 13 points during a second-half burst and the third-ranked Jayhawks finished the game with a 9-0 run to beat the 14th-ranked...
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Auburn forward Anfernee McLemore (24) grabs a rebound over Alabama during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
February 12, 2020 - 8:44 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Austin Wiley had 18 points, a career-high 17 rebounds and five blocked shots and No. 11 Auburn beat rival Alabama 95-91 Wednesday night in the Tigers' latest foray into overtime. The Tigers (22-2, 9-2 Southeastern Conference) picked up their fourth overtime win of the last five...
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Mel Tucker, Michigan State's new football coach, speaks duirng a news conference Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 12, 2020 - 7:29 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Mel Tucker recalled making $400 a month when he began his career as a graduate assistant at Michigan State, sleeping under his desk hoping to be noticed when coach Nick Saban walked in or out of the building. Two-plus decades later, Tucker is back to lead the Spartans and...
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San Diego State forward Matt Mitchell (11) shoots past the defense of New Mexico guard Vance Jackson (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
February 12, 2020 - 1:27 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego State Aztecs won the Mountain West Conference championship, were showered with confetti, cut down a net at Viejas Arena, doused coach Brian Dutcher with Gatorade and then reset their goals. Just keep winning. Junior forward Matt Mitchell had 22 points and 12 rebounds...
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Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell looks on during a timeout during the first half of the Birmingham Bowl NCAA college football game against Boston College, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
February 10, 2020 - 3:31 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — Coach Luke Fickell informed Michigan State on Monday that he's decided to stay at Cincinnati, leaving the Spartans to resume their search to find Mark Dantonio's replacement. Fickell has rebuilt Cincinnati into a Top 25 program in his three seasons. Dantonio, who stepped down from...
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Oklahoma State forward Cameron McGriff, right, heads upcourt past Baylor guard Mark Vital, left, after a turnover during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)
February 10, 2020 - 12:21 pm
The NCAA initial rankings had little impact at the top of the AP Top 25, but a three-game losing streak knocked preseason No. 1 Michigan State out of the poll. Baylor remained No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released Monday, two days after being the top overall seed in...
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