College basketball

In this photo taken Feb. 23, 2019, LSU head coach Will Wade, left, and assistant coach Tony Benford, right, watch the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Baton Rouge, La. Benford has been named interim head coach after Wade was suspended amid concerns about the recruiting tactics he used to build his team. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
March 14, 2019 - 10:35 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — LSU will not allow Will Wade to resume his duties as men's basketball coach unless he speaks to university officials about the reports of an FBI wire-tap that resulted in his suspension. A statement from the school's counsel was released Thursday amid reports that Wade has...
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Colgate forward Malcolm Regisford (5) reaches for a rebound next to Bucknell center Nate Sestina (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the championship of the Patriot League men's tournament in Hamilton, N.Y., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
March 13, 2019 - 7:05 pm
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Burns had a career-high 35 points and Will Rayman added 18 to lead top-seeded Colgate to a 94-80 victory over No. 2 Bucknell in the championship game of the Patriot League Tournament, giving the Raiders their first trip to the NCAA Tournament since 1996. The victory...
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With his net strand tied to his hat, LSU forward Emmitt Williams (24) shouts with joy while celebrating with the Tiger Girls and Mike the Tiger mascot after an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Baton Rouge, La. LSU won 80-59 thereby winning the SEC Conference outright. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)
March 13, 2019 - 1:49 pm
One of the trickiest teams to evaluate this week for the NCAA Tournament selection committee will be wiretap-tainted LSU. The ninth-ranked Tigers, who won the SEC regular season for the first time in 10 years, will surely be in the mix for a seed as high as No. 2 when the 68-team field is revealed...
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Virginia Tech's Kerry Blackshear Jr. (24) shoots against Miami's Dejan Vasiljevic (1) and Ebuka Izundu (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, March 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
March 13, 2019 - 1:47 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kerry Blackshear had 19 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 16 Virginia Tech beat Miami 71-56 in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Wednesday. Ty Outlaw added 14 points — all in the first half — points for the fifth-seeded Hokies (24-7), who never...
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St. Mary's Jordan Hunter, right, and Malik Fitts celebrate after their team defeated Gonzaga 60-47 in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament title, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 12, 2019 - 8:51 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Saint Mary's heard for weeks about the NCAA Tournament bubble. First four in, first four out, fortunate to be in the discussion to be included in the field of 68. Tired of all the chatter, the Gaels put an emphatic end to it, popping the bubble by taking down a team no one outside...
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March 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University basketball player Issa Thiam has been dismissed from the team and faces deportation after his arrest on domestic violence charges. Thiam, a junior forward from Dakar, Senegal, is accused of slapping a woman and swinging a knife at her after she refused...
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Iona head coach Tim Cluess shouts instructions to his players during the first half of the championship NCAA college basketball game against Monmouth in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference tournament, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Albany, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 11, 2019 - 9:35 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Coach Tim Cluess has set the bar pretty high at Iona. It's what he's used to doing. Asante Gist had 22 points, Tajuan Agee added 18 and top-seeded Iona defeated Monmouth 81-60 on Monday night to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title for the fourth straight time. Iona...
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From left to right, Connecticut's Olivia Nelson-Ododa, Napheesa Collier, Crystal Dangerfield, Kyla Irwin and Megan Walker celebrate their win in an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florida in the American Athletic Conference women's tournament finals Monday, March 11, 2019, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 11, 2019 - 8:25 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn was forced to play the American Athletic Conference Tournament without injured All-American Katie Lou Samuelson and may have become a more complete team as a result. Napheesa Collier scored 25 points and pulled down 14 rebounds, and the Huskies beat UCF 66-45...
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Wofford guard Nathan Hoover (10), UNC-Greensboro guard Isaiah Miller (1) and Wofford guard Fletcher Magee (3) scramble for the ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Southern Conference tournament championship, Monday, March 11, 2019, in Asheville, N.C. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
March 11, 2019 - 6:49 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Fletcher Magee and Nathan Hoover each scored 20 points and No. 20 Wofford battled back to defeat UNC Greensboro 70-58 Monday night to win the Southern Conference Tournament for the fifth time in 10 seasons and earn an automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Hoover scored all...
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Liberty guard Lovell Cabbil Jr. (3) and guard Georgie Pacheco-Ortiz (11) celebrate after Liberty beat Lipscomb in the Atlantic Sun NCAA college basketball tournament championship game Sunday, March 10, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. Liberty won 74-68. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
March 10, 2019 - 6:48 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Liberty Flames didn't talk about missing the NCAA Tournament a year ago on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer. Instead, playing again for an automatic berth, junior guard Caleb Homesley wouldn't let them forget. Scottie James' layup with 55.8 seconds left put Liberty ahead to...
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