College basketball

Oregon's Payton Pritchard, center, goes up for a shot between Southern California's Max Agbonkpolo, left, and Isaiah Mobley, right, during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 23, 2020 - 11:45 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, left, talks with Tennessee head coach Kellie Harper before of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 23, 2020 - 7:46 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The latest chapter in the UConn-Tennessee rivalry was different for Geno Auriemma. Pat Summitt was no longer on the sideline for the Lady Vols. “It wasn't the same. I miss having her there," an emotional Auriemma said after UConn's 60-45 victory Thursday night. “I miss...
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Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) walks out of the crowd after a brawl during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 22, 2020 - 5:56 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Big 12 suspended four players from Kansas and Kansas State a combined 25 games Wednesday for their roles in a melee that spilled off the court and into a section of disabled seating in Allen Fieldhouse near the end of the third-ranked Jayhawks' win over the Wildcats...
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Iowa coach Lisa Bluder reacts to a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 22, 2020 - 1:44 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Lisa Bluder grew up in Iowa, and her college coaching career has been spent only at in-state schools. So she understands the passion for the sport that spreads from the Mississippi to the Missouri rivers. That love for the game is on display in the Iowa Hawkeyes coach's own...
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January 21, 2020 - 8:06 pm
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university announced...
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A fight between players spills into the crowd during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game between Kansas and Kansas State in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Kansas defeated Kansas State 81-59. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
January 21, 2020 - 7:28 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Third-ranked Kansas and Kansas State ended their bitter showdown Tuesday night with a wild melee in the disabled seating behind the Wildcats' basket that included punches, shoving and at least one player threatening to swing a stool. The Jayhawks were dribbling out the time on...
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Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)
January 20, 2020 - 9:18 am
Baylor and Gonzaga were the only two teams in the top five that took care of business last week. That doesn't mean they didn't move around, too. The Bears (15-1) leaped over the Bulldogs and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, using wins over Iowa...
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Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) celebrates with the bench at the end of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. Louisville won 79-73. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 18, 2020 - 9:05 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Louisville's big lead was all but gone, leaving the 11th-ranked Cardinals clinging to a slim margin while the fans packed into Duke's famously hostile home arena were roaring at ear-ringing levels. Chris Mack's squad proved they were tough enough to punch back in those critical...
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Kentucky players Ashton Hagans (0) and Immanuel Quickley (5) walk with head coach John Calipari, center, as he heads to the locker room after being ejected during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Arkansas, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Fayetteville, Ark. (AP Photo/Michael Woods)
January 18, 2020 - 4:26 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Nick Richards and No. 10 Kentucky could have wilted after coach John Calipari was ejected in the second half. They had another idea. Richards had 17 points and nine rebounds, and the 10th-ranked Wildcats held off Arkansas for a 73-66 victory Saturday. Kentucky (13-4, 4-1...
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Florida State forward Malik Osborne (10) shoots the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Miami on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Coral Gables, Fla. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
January 18, 2020 - 1:51 pm
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton admits he was worried when his team trailed Miami by nine points with five minutes to go Saturday. His players: not so much. “We hated to put that stress on coach,” M.J. Walker said. “But it’s the ACC. I love it.” The No. 9-ranked...
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