Men's college basketball

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, low fives guard Marcus Garrett, left, after a made basket against Baylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
February 22, 2020 - 1:36 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Udoka Azubuike and No. 3 Kansas returned the favor in a Big 12 showdown that lived up to the hype. The Jayhawks share the Big 12 lead again, and could return to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll, as well. Azubuike had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in a 64-61 win Saturday at...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates with players after a win over Tennessee in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
February 22, 2020 - 12:38 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers had an ugly performance for 25 minutes and an unfortunate incident involving a fan. The final result was prettier for the 13th-ranked Tigers, who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat Tennessee 73-66 on Saturday behind Samir Doughty's 22...
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Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, yells at referee Gerry Pollard, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 87-70. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 21, 2020 - 3:24 pm
Bill Self stood in front of a mural plastered on the wall just outside the Kansas locker room in Allen Fieldhouse depicting the Jayhawks' many championship rings, and he mused about the importance of his team's trip to Baylor on Saturday. “I don't have to tell them,” Self said. “They know how many...
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North Carolina State guard C.J. Bryce (13) and forward D.J. Funderburk (0) react following a play against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 19, 2020 - 9:50 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame coach could only describe his team as “never there" after a historically lopsided loss. Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, including his third halfcourt shot this...
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Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) drives around Oklahoma guard Alondes Williams (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
February 18, 2020 - 10:09 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma seemingly had a chance before Jared Butler snuffed out the Sooners' upset hopes. The sophomore guard scored 11 of his 22 points during a crucial five-minute stretch in the second half, and No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54 on Tuesday night for its Big 12-record 23rd...
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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)
February 18, 2020 - 9:04 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving Huggins...
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Penn State's Izaiah Brockington (12) drives the baseline on Illinois' Alan Griffin (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in State College, Pa. (AP Photo/Gary M. Baranec)
February 18, 2020 - 6:40 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ayo Dosunmu felt well enough during warm-ups to return to lineup. That was enough for Illinois against No. 9 Penn State. Dosunmu, the Fighting Illini’s leading scorer who missed the previous game with a knee injury, scored 24 points, and Illinois snapped a four-game losing...
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Marquette's Markus Howard (0) goes up for a shot against Villanova's Collin Gillespie (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
February 17, 2020 - 11:06 pm
The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball. Shooting percentages are down, historically low. Attempts also have dropped, slightly. Clogged lanes? Depends on who you ask. “I don’t think it’s changed a lot...
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Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 17, 2020 - 8:46 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson hit six 3-pointers and scored 29 points, five Kansas players hit double-figures scoring, and the third-ranked Jayhawks rolled to a 91-71 victory over Iowa State on Monday night. Ochai Agbaji added 14 points, Udoka Azubuike and Christian Braun scored 13 apiece, and...
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Auburn's Austin Wiley pulls down a rebound during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Missouri on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)
February 16, 2020 - 12:56 pm
The SEC has three teams that should be locks for the NCAA Tournament. The rest of the conference may have some work to do. No. 11 Auburn (22-3) climbed as high as No. 5 in The AP Top 25 and was among the top 16 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings earlier this month. The Tigers have lost just...
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