Men's college basketball

December 20, 2018 - 2:08 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is in talks with the basketball club Panathinaikos about its coaching vacancy, a Greek team official said Thursday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. The...
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North Carolina State's Markell Johnson (11) drives against Auburn's Chuma Okeke (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
December 19, 2018 - 6:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markell Johnson had career highs of 27 points and five 3-pointers to help North Carolina State upset No. 7 Auburn 78-71 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels scored all 15 of his points after halftime for the Wolfpack (10-1), who led nearly all night before pushing ahead for good...
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Syracuse's Jalen Carey, right, tries to dribble past Buffalo's Ronaldo Segu, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
December 18, 2018 - 7:25 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past Syracuse 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. It was the first win over the Orange since January 1963 for Buffalo (11-0), one of only nine undefeated teams of the 353 that play in...
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Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee (0) celebrates with fans after Vanderbilt upset Arizona State 81-65 in an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 17, 2018 - 7:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt used a 12-day break for final exams to figure out how to play without freshman Darius Garland. Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 on Monday night. Vanderbilt snapped an...
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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 - 11:25 am
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 - 9:17 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 - 12:09 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 - 7:38 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 - 1:11 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 Jordan Bowden (23) controls the ball against Memphis guard Tyler Harris in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
December 15, 2018 - 11:33 am
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis 102-92 Saturday to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival. The Volunteers (8-1) avoided any letdown after a weeklong layoff for finals since...
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