College basketball

Former Adidas executive James Gatto arrives to court for sentencing in New York, Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Federal prosecutors have recommended multi-year prison sentences for Gatto and two other men convicted of fraud for channeling secret payments to the families of top-tier basketball recruits to influence where the players went to school. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
March 05, 2019 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Adidas executive and two others who paid families to persuade top college basketball recruits to play for schools sponsored by the shoe brand were sentenced to prison Tuesday by a judge who said he wanted to send a "great big warning light to the basketball world." U.S...
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Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan (15) grabs a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina, Sunday, March 3, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
March 05, 2019 - 7:38 am
Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan has been voted the Associated Press' Southeastern Conference player of the year and Vic Schaefer is the SEC coach of the year. The 16-member media panel made McCowan a unanimous first-team all-SEC selection. She was joined on the squad by Mississippi State...
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Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite (25) reaches for a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Syracuse, N.Y., Monday, March 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)
March 04, 2019 - 7:55 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Shot after shot the net kept swishing, and Kyle Guy and the Virginia Cavaliers kept smiling. Guy hit a career-high eight 3-pointers to lead a long-range barrage that produced 18 makes from beyond the arc, and No. 2 Virginia beat Syracuse 79-53 on Monday night. Ty Jerome and De...
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Iowa's Megan Gustafson (10) is defended by Nebraska's Kate Cain (31) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
March 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa senior Megan Gustafson was named the Big Ten player of the year Monday, becoming the first Hawkeye to win the award twice. Gustafson was tabbed for the honor in a vote by the league's coaches and media members. Gustafson, once a relatively unknown recruit out of Port...
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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (21) yells after dunking against Saint Mary's during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 04, 2019 - 9:33 am
Gonzaga remained at No. 1 after extending the nation's longest winning streak to 20 games. Virginia stayed at No. 2 after winning both its games last week. The rest of the AP Top 25 is a big jumble of teams trading places. The Bulldogs received 42 of 64 votes in the men's college basketball poll...
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Gonzaga guard Zach Norvell Jr. (23) shoots in front of Saint Mary's center Jordan Hunter during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 03, 2019 - 10:53 am
Gonzaga moved back atop the AP Top 25 this week. Wins over Pacific and Saint Mary's took the Bulldogs a step closer to a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Still playing without one of its best players, No. 1 Gonzaga capped off a perfect run through the West Coast Conference and extended the nation...
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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura (21) yells after dunking against Saint Mary's during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
March 02, 2019 - 9:47 pm
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Once Gonzaga picked up its energy on defense, the Bulldogs started playing like the No. 1 team in the country. Josh Perkins scored 19 points and Brandon Clarke sparked a big second-half run with strong play on both ends of the court to help No. 1 Gonzaga wrap up a perfect...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams is escorted off the court and waves, after falling near the bench during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Clemson on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP)
March 02, 2019 - 6:17 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — After coach Roy Williams fell in front of North Carolina's bench and had to be helped off, assistant Steve Robinson didn't have much time to be concerned. Robinson and the Tar Heels had a game to finish. No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild finish without Williams, holding on...
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North Carolina coach Roy Williams discusses a call with an official during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Clemson on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Clemson, S.C. (AP Photo/Richard Shiro)
March 02, 2019 - 4:11 pm
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — North Carolina coach Roy Williams fell near the bench during the first half of a game Saturday and was led to the locker room. Williams has been affected by episodes of light-headedness and vertigo in the past, including when he fell during a game in 2016. He was helped up...
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Duke's Jack White (41) reacts with the crowd following his 3-point basket against Miami during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
March 02, 2019 - 3:49 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jack White took the pass from Tre Jones in the left corner, squared to the basket and launched a 3-pointer. Unlike the previous 28 he shot, this one went in. His slump is over, and now No. 3 Duke hopes its slide is, too. The Blue Devils routed Miami 87-57 on Saturday behind 19...
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