Men's college basketball

Kansas' Quentin Grimes goes to the basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 02, 2019 - 8:50 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The mantra at Kansas is "faces change, expectations don't." Something else that doesn't change? Oklahoma losing in Allen Fieldhouse. Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas' young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks...
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Maryland forward Bruno Fernando, center, of Angola, embraces teammate Jalen Smith after beating Nebraska in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 74-72. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 02, 2019 - 7:00 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Nebraska's final attempt to score had gone awry, and as the buzzer sounded, Maryland's players rushed to the middle of the court to celebrate the team's most significant victory of the season. "We beat a really good team. We need that for a confidence builder," coach Mark...
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Former Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland, left, arrives at federal court in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Bland is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain schools. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 02, 2019 - 3:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. Tony Bland's plea in...
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St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds goes up for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
January 01, 2019 - 10:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The best player in the building was Shamorie Ponds — by far. Ponds scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, dominating a matchup between two of the nation's top guards, and St. John's rebounded impressively from its first loss by routing No. 16 Marquette 89-69 on Tuesday night...
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Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill (13) and Notre Dame forward John Mooney (33) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)
January 01, 2019 - 1:51 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ty Outlaw hit the first 3-pointer, and it became his turn to carry the No. 10 Hokies in a game when four guys took turns. "He fuels me and we feed off each other," Outlaw said of Ahmed Hill, who made consecutive baskets before Outlaw's first 3-pointer from the corner, right...
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File- This Dec. 20, 2018, file photo shows Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dunking the ball against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New York. Williamson is one of the names you may not know now but very well could by the end of 2019. They figure to come up big in the new year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
December 31, 2018 - 10:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a light Christmas week schedule, top-ranked Duke and everyone else at the top of the AP Top 25 stayed put in a poll with few major changes. Things could be more volatile with conference play set to get rolling this week. The Blue Devils sat atop an unchanged top 12 in...
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Michigan head coach John Beilein reacts after a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Binghamton, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 30, 2018 - 12:42 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After another nondescript December win, John Beilein and Michigan are eager to resume Big Ten play. "I know people would probably say, you'd like more nonconference games, games you're going to win by 20. I don't want them," Beilein said. "We're done with that." Iggy...
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari gives instructions to guard Ashton Hagans (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Kentucky won 71-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 30, 2018 - 12:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It looks like Kentucky has figured a few things out, just in time for Southeastern Conference play. The 16th-ranked Wildcats won at rival Louisville on Saturday in their first road game of the season. That followed a win against a ranked North Carolina team a week earlier and...
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Princeton guard Devin Cannady, right, and teammate Drew Friberg (5) celebrate following a victory over Arizona State in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
December 29, 2018 - 4:17 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Richmond Aririguzoh sank two free throws with 24.8 seconds remaining and Princeton held on to stun No. 17 Arizona State 67-66 on Saturday, a week after the Sun Devils had beaten then-No. 1 Kansas on the same floor. The Tigers (7-5) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since...
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Kentucky guard Tyler Herro (14) attempts to drive past the defense of Louisville guard Khwan Fore (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Kentucky won 71-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 29, 2018 - 3:47 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Herro better get used to being the center of attention after a career performance that also showed how No. 16 Kentucky has progressed since its season-opening blowout loss to Duke. The freshman guard had a career-high 24 points, Keldon Johnson added 15 and the Wildcats...
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