College basketball

March 02, 2019 - 2:43 pm
BOSTON (AP) — In the early years of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, a couple hundred math whizzes gathered on the school's campus hoping for a breakthrough that would make them the next Bill James. As the event and the field grew, they aspired to professional front office jobs, like Theo...
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Indiana forward Juwan Morgan (13) and guard Aljami Durham (1) celebrate on the court after defeating Michigan State in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won 63-62. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
March 02, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana made enough big plays to squeak past Michigan State — again. This time, it was Justin Smith leading the way. Smith scored a career-high 24 points, helping the Hoosiers beat the sixth-ranked Spartans 63-62 on Saturday. Devonte Green added 13 points as Indiana (15-14...
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Connecticut's Katie Lou Samuelson, top and Houston's Julia Blackshell-Fair fall to the court chasing a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Storrs, Conn. Samuelson left the game injured after the play. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 02, 2019 - 2:19 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 2 UConn overcame an early double-digit deficit and an injury to an All-American in rolling to another American Athletic Conference win. Napheesa Collier celebrated senior day by scoring 29 points and grabbing nine rebounds to lead the Huskies over Houston 83-61 on Saturday...
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March 02, 2019 - 1:25 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Brevin Prtizl stepped to the foul line with less than 2 seconds left and the game all but won, the chant rained down from the student section: "MVP! MVP!" He promptly missed. It was the only blemish on an otherwise stellar day. Pritzl came off the bench to score 17 points...
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Florida State's Mfiondu Kabengele breaks away to score against North Carolina State in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Tallahassee, Fla. (AP Photo/Steve Cannon)
March 02, 2019 - 12:51 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Trent Forrest has been in pain with a toe injury throughout the season. The Florida State guard hasn't missed a game yet, though, and he pushed through to provide a second-half spark Saturday. Mfiondu Kabengele came off the bench to score 16 points, Forrest added 11 of his...
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March 02, 2019 - 11:38 am
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Dedric Lawson scored 20 points and tied a season high with 15 rebounds Saturday to help No. 15 Kansas escape with a 72-67 victory over Oklahoma State. Lawson also had three steals for his 18th double-double of the season. Quentin Grimes added 17 points for Kansas (22-7, 11-...
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Detroit Mercy guards Antoine Davis, left, and Lamar Hamrick (21) greet each other after the team's 87-85 win over IUPUI in an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Detroit. Davis broke Stephen Curry's freshman 3-point record early in the second half and finished with 20 points. Davis swished a 30-footer from the right wing for shot No. 123 beyond the arc to surpass the mark Curry set at Davidson 12 years ago. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
March 01, 2019 - 12:35 am
DETROIT (AP) — Antoine Davis dribbled slowly past midcourt, went toward the right sideline and created space from the defender with a jab step to the right before putting the ball between his legs to his left and stepping back for a 30-foot shot. Swish . The Detroit Mercy guard broke Stephen Curry'...
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Gonzaga's Rui Hachimura, center, drives the ball between Pacific's Jeremiah Bailey, left, and Khy Kabellis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Stockton, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 28, 2019 - 10:40 pm
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A renewed focus on defense helped Gonzaga get back to the No. 1 ranking it held for three weeks earlier this season. Brandon Clarke, one of the anchors of that defense, is determined to keep the Bulldogs there this time. Clarke had 21 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks, and...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2019, file photo, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim speaks at a news conference after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Duke, in Syracuse, N.Y. A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University’s basketball coach is being remembered as family man who loved life. A funeral will be held on Thursday evening, Feb. 28 for Jorge Jimenez. Police say Coach Jim Boeheim accidentally struck Jimenez on Feb. 20 while trying to avoid a disabled vehicle. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi, File)
February 28, 2019 - 7:38 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New Yorker who was fatally struck by a vehicle driven by Syracuse University's basketball coach was remembered as family man who loved life. The funeral for 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez was held in Syracuse Thursday evening. Area businesses donated the funeral costs. Police say...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 2019, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach MaChelle Joseph yells to her bench during an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. A lawyer for Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph says the coach hasn't been told why she has been suspended and is left to assume the action is retaliation for her concerns about gender equity matters. Joseph's lawyer, Lisa Banks, said in a statement to The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, that Georgia Tech "failed to provide any explanation" for the suspension. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
February 28, 2019 - 1:05 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A lawyer for Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph said Thursday the coach hasn't been told why she has been suspended and is left to assume the action is retaliation for her concerns about gender equity matters. Joseph's lawyer, Lisa Banks, said in a statement to The Associated Press...
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