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» Monday, February 20, 2017

Unbeaten Gonzaga No. 1 for fourth straight week

Stability reigned in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll released on Monday, with undefeated Gonzaga holding down the No. 1 ranking for the fourth consecutive week.


» Sunday, February 19, 2017

Wild D-III brawl takes 25 officers to break up

A wild scene at a Division III men's basketball game ended Saturday with the arrest of a Daniel Webster College player on charges of assault, criminal threatening and disorderly conduct in Nashua, N.H.


Top 25 roundup: No. 11 Wisconsin tops No. 23 Maryland

MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Wisconsin rallied to a 71-60 win over No. 23 Maryland on Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.


Michigan State G Harris to have knee surgery

Michigan State senior guard Eron Harris will undergo season-ending surgery on his right knee, Spartans coach Tom Izzo announced Sunday.


Top 25 roundup: No. 11 Wisconsin tops No. 23 Maryland

MADISON, Wis. -- Senior forward Nigel Hayes posted a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds as No. 11 Wisconsin rallied to a 71-60 win over No. 23 Maryland on Sunday afternoon at the Kohl Center.


Georgia’s Maten out indefinitely with sprained knee

Georgia star forward Yante Maten is out indefinitely with a sprained right knee, Bulldogs coach Mark Fox announced Sunday.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tips No. 4 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


» Saturday, February 18, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tips No. 4 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


Georgia F Maten suffers serious knee injury

Georgia standout forward Yante Maten suffered a right knee injury during Saturday's loss to Kentucky that coach Mark Fox termed "serious" and "significant."


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tips No. 4 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tips No. 4 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tips No. 4 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Kansas tips No. 3 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Kansas tips No. 3 Baylor

WACO, Texas -- Kansas has had a knack for surviving hard-fought, back-and-forth conference games all season and the Jayhawks grabbed another one by edging Baylor 67-65 in a battle of Big 12 heavyweights on Saturday at the Ferrell Center.


Top 25 roundup: No. 18 Cincinnati buries Tulisa

CINCINNATI -- Kyle Washington scored 18 points and Jacob Evans added 17 as No. 18 Cincinnati defeated Tulsa 80-60 on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena and coach Mick Cronin picked up his 300th career win.


» Friday, February 17, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Gonzaga improves to 27-0

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Nigel Williams-Goss scored 18 of his 30 points in the second half and Przemek Karnowski added 23 to lead No. 1 Gonzaga past San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday.


» Thursday, February 16, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Gonzaga improves to 27-0

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Nigel Williams-Goss scored 18 of his 30 points in the second half and Przemek Karnowski added 23 to lead No. 1 Gonzaga past San Francisco 96-61 on Thursday.


College basketball notebook: Fired Gottfried to finish season at NC State

Embattled North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried was fired Thursday, the school announced after days of speculation.


North Carolina State fires Gottfried

Embattled North Carolina State coach Mark Gottfried was fired on Thursday, the school announced after days of speculation.


Wisconsin G Koenig out versus Michigan

Wisconsin senior guard Bronson Koenig has been ruled out of Thursday's game against Michigan, the team announced.


Report: Colo. State’s Eustachy berated, intimidated players

Colorado State University investigated Larry Eustachy in 2013-14 after the men's basketball coach created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation among his players, the Coloradoan reported.


Report: Colo. State’s Eustachy berated, intimidated players

Colorado State University investigated Larry Eustachy in 2013-14 after the men's basketball coach created an atmosphere of fear and intimidation among his players, the Coloradoan reported.


» Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 12 Duke shuts down No. 14 Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Freshman Jayson Tatum scored a career-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers, as No. 12 Duke defeated No. 14 Virginia 65-55 on Wednesday night for its sixth straight victory.


Top 25 roundup: Arkansas upsets No. 21 South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Jaylen Barford and Dusty Hannahs combined for 43 points as Arkansas upended No. 21 South Carolina 83-76 on Wednesday.


Trump declines to film bracketology show at White House

Bracketology in the Oval Office is ending under President Donald Trump.


Gottfried on hot seat at struggling N.C. State

North Carolina State is reportedly in the process of searching for a replacement for head men's basketball coach Mark Gottfried with the Wolfpack struggling again this season.


Ducks’ perfect home mark on line vs. Utah

EUGENE, Ore. -- Seventh-ranked Oregon will try to finish off a historic home season this week.


» Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 13 Kentucky crushes Tennessee

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Malik Monk scored 20 points as No. 13 Kentucky avenged a loss to Tennessee earlier this season with an 83-58 victory Tuesday.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas tops No. 9 WVU in OT

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Frank Mason scored a game-high 24 points and helped engineer an incredible comeback in the final minutes of regulation as No. 3 Kansas rallied to nip No. 9 West Virginia 84-80 in overtime Monday at Allen Fieldhouse.


» Monday, February 13, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Texas Tech stuns No. 4 Baylor

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Texas Tech shook off some recent late-game bad luck, taking down No. 4 Baylor 84-78 on Monday night at the United Supermarkets Arena.


Unbeaten Gonzaga No. 1 for third straight week

Undefeated Gonzaga maintained its hold on No. 1 ranking in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday.


» Sunday, February 12, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Three ranked teams upset

MADISON, Wis. -- Bryant McIntosh scored a game-high 25 points and Northwestern snapped No. 7 Wisconsin's eight-game winning streak with a 66-59 Big Ten upset on Sunday night at the Kohl Center.


Top 25 roundup: Three ranked teams upset

MADISON, Wis. -- Bryant McIntosh scored a game-high 25 points and Northwestern snapped No. 7 Wisconsin's eight-game winning streak with a 66-59 Big Ten upset on Sunday night at the Kohl Center.


Oklahoma G Woodard tears ACL

Oklahoma point guard Jordan Woodard, the team's leader in scoring and assists, will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL in his right knee, the school announced Sunday.


Towson F Davis injured in shooting

Towson senior forward John Davis was injured in a drive-by shooting outside his family's home in Philadelphia, the school announced Sunday.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas survives upset bid

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Freshman guard Josh Jackson made a deciding free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining Saturday as No. 3 Kansas outlasted Texas Tech 80-79 in United Supermarkets Arena.


» Saturday, February 11, 2017

Former Syracuse C Melo dies at 26

Former Syracuse and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo died Saturday in his native Brazil at age 26.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas survives upset bid

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Freshman guard Josh Jackson made a deciding free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining Saturday as No. 3 Kansas outlasted Texas Tech 80-79 in United Supermarkets Arena.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas survives upset bid

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Freshman guard Josh Jackson made a deciding free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining Saturday as No. 3 Kansas outlasted Texas Tech 80-79 in United Supermarkets Arena.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas survives upset bid

LUBBOCK, Texas -- Freshman guard Josh Jackson made a deciding free throw with 2.8 seconds remaining Saturday as No. 3 Kansas outlasted Texas Tech 80-79 in United Supermarkets Arena.


Top 25 roundup: Florida wins 6th in row

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Senior forward Justin Leon scored 18 points and made a career-high four 3-pointers to help No. 17 Florida post a 71-62 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday.


Top 25 roundup: Florida wins 6th in row

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Senior forward Justin Leon scored 18 points and made a career-high four 3-pointers to help No. 17 Florida post a 71-62 victory over Texas A&M on Saturday.


Defending champion Villanova receives early No. 1 seed

Villanova, the defending college basketball national champion, was selected as the No. 1 overall seed by the NCAA Tournament selection committee, which for first time revealed the top 16 seeds one month ahead of Selection Sunday.


Reynolds, Delaney out for No. 2 Villanova

Forwards Darryl Reynolds and Tim Delaney of No. 2 Villanova will not play in Saturday's game at No. 24 Xavier in Cincinnati because of injuries.


Reynolds, Delaney out for No. 2 Villanova

Forwards Darryl Reynolds and Tim Delaney of No. 2 Villanova will not play in Saturday's game at Xavier in Cincinnati because of injuries.


» Friday, February 10, 2017

Washington F Dime suspended indefinitely after slapping heckler

Washington Huskies forward Malik Dime has been suspended indefinitely by the school after he slapped a heckler during halftime of Thursday night's loss at Colorado.


Washington F Dime slaps heckler at halftime

Washington Huskies forward Malik Dime slapped a heckler during halftime of Thursday night's loss at Colorado.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Gonzaga improves to 25-0

LOS ANGELES -- Nigel Goss-Williams returned after missing a game with sprained ankle to score 19 points and grab 11 rebounds, leading No. 1 Gonzaga to a 90-60 victory over Loyola Marymount on Thursday in a West Coast Conference game.


» Thursday, February 9, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 18 Duke outlasts No. 8 North Carolina

DURHAM, N.C. -- Grayson Allen scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke defeated No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 in a back-and-forth battle Thursday night at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


Saint Louis bus goes missing, driver arrested on DWI charge

The Saint Louis men's basketball team wanted to put Wednesday's 70-55 loss at St. Bonaventure in its rear-view mirror, however the Billikens had a problem.


Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Baylor holds off Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Johnathan Motley recorded 24 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 9 of 12 from the floor in No. 6 Baylor's 72-69 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.


» Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Baylor holds off Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Johnathan Motley recorded 24 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 9 of 12 from the floor in No. 6 Baylor's 72-69 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.


Top 25 roundup: No. 6 Baylor holds off Oklahoma State

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Johnathan Motley recorded 24 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 9 of 12 from the floor in No. 6 Baylor's 72-69 victory over Oklahoma State on Wednesday at Gallagher-Iba Arena.


» Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Alabama upsets South Carolina in 4 OTs

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Riley Norris drained two tiebreaking free throws in the fourth overtime to help Alabama win the longest game in college basketball this season, a 90-86 upset of No. 19 South Carolina on Tuesday.


Top 25 roundup: Alabama upsets South Carolina in 4 OTs

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Riley Norris drained two tiebreaking free throws in the fourth overtime to help Alabama win the longest game in college basketball this season, a 90-86 upset of No. 19 South Carolina on Tuesday.


» Monday, February 6, 2017

Unbeaten Gonzaga stays No. 1 after week of upsets

While upsets continued to dominate the landscape, undefeated Gonzaga strengthened its grip on the No. 1 ranking in the latest Associated Press college basketball poll released Monday.


Louisville suspends duo for Virginia showdown

Louisville coach Rick Pitino benched forwards Mangok Mathiang and Deng Adel for Monday night's game at Virginia for violating curfew.


» Sunday, February 5, 2017

Top 25 roundup: North Carolina extends Notre Dame slump

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Justin Jackson's 16 points led six players in double figures as No. 12 North Carolina fended off No. 20 Notre Dame 83-76 on Sunday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum.


Top 25 roundup: Unranked Iowa State ends No. 3 Kansas’ 50-game home win streak

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Junior reserve guard Donovan Jackson canned a 3-pointer from the corner with 28 seconds remaining for the crucial overtime basket as unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Kansas 92-89 in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.


» Saturday, February 4, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Unranked Iowa State ends No. 3 Kansas’ 50-game home win streak

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Junior reserve guard Donovan Jackson canned a 3-pointer from the corner with 28 seconds remaining for the crucial overtime basket as unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Kansas 92-89 in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.


Top 25 roundup: Unranked Iowa State ends No. 3 Kansas’ 50-game home win streak

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Junior reserve guard Donovan Jackson canned a 3-pointer from the corner with 28 seconds remaining for the crucial overtime basket as unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Kansas 92-89 in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.


Top 25 roundup: Unranked Iowa State ends No. 3 Kansas’ 50-game home win streak

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Junior reserve guard Donovan Jackson canned a 3-pointer from the corner with 28 seconds remaining for the crucial overtime basket as unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Kansas 92-89 in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.


Top 25 roundup: Unranked Iowa State ends No. 3 Kansas’ 50-game home win streak

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Junior reserve guard Donovan Jackson canned a 3-pointer from the corner with 28 seconds remaining for the crucial overtime basket as unranked Iowa State stunned No. 3 Kansas 92-89 in Allen Fieldhouse on Saturday.


Top 25 roundup: No. 21 Duke beats Pittsburgh in Krzyzewski’s return

DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman guard Frank Jackson scored eight points in a late four-minute stretch and Grayson Allen had 21 points to ignite No. 21 Duke, which marked the return of Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski to the bench, with a 72-64 victory against Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon at Cameron Indoor Stadium.


» Friday, February 3, 2017

North Carolina-Notre Dame game postponed and moved due to water break

No. 12 North Carolina and No. 20 Notre Dame will play at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum in a change of date and venue because of a water emergency in Chapel Hill, N.C.


Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Gonzaga rolls again

PROVO, Utah -- Nigel Williams-Goss scored 33 points on 12-of-18 shooting, hitting several key second-half baskets to help No. 1 Gonzaga stay unbeaten with an 85-75 victory over BYU on Thursday night.


» Thursday, February 2, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Arizona wins 15th straight

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Arizona guard Allonzo Trier scored a season-high 18 points to help the No. 5 Wildcats wake up after halftime and put away Oregon State 71-54 on Thursday night in Corvallis, Ore.


Arizona signs Miller to contract extension

Arizona coach Sean Miller agreed to a contract extension that runs through the 2021-22 season, the school announced on Thursday.


Krzyzewski to return for Duke on Saturday

Coach Mike Krzyzewski will be back on the sidelines when Duke hosts Pittsburgh in Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference contest.


Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Kansas clips No. 2 Baylor

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Freshman guard Josh Jackson recorded 23 points and 11 rebounds Wednesday as No. 3 Kansas outlasted No. 2 Baylor 73-68 in Allen Fieldhouse.


» Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 4 Villanova wins second straight

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Jalen Brunson scored 21 points and Josh Hart scored 17 to pace No. 4 Villanova in a 66-57 victory against Providence on Wednesday night at the Dunkin Donuts Center.


Friars lose 2nd-leading scorer Holt to injury vs. Villanova

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence forward Emmitt Holt left Wednesday night's game against No. 4 Villanova early in the second half with an apparent left knee injury.


Top 25 roundup: No. 8 Kentucky wins in OT

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Freshman guard Malik Monk scored 37 points and sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe added 23 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists to lead No. 8 Kentucky to a thrilling 90-81 overtime victory over Georgia on Tuesday night.


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