College basketball

Villanova head coach Jay Wright confers with guard Justin Moore (5) during the second half of the Never Forget Tribute Classic NCAA college basketball game against Delaware, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)
December 20, 2019 - 4:11 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Kansas vs. Villanova rivalry has become glorious to view for college hoops fans. The two championship programs are intertwined, as much as nonconference teams can be, since the start of the century. Through snowstorms and court stormings, NCAA championship runs and a father-...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Memphis' James Wiseman watches from the bench during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Little Rock in Memphis, Tenn. Wiseman says he has withdrawn from school as the likely NBA lottery pick gets ready to begin his pro career. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)
December 19, 2019 - 2:24 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Wiseman's college career has come to an end after just three games with the Memphis center and likely NBA lottery pick saying on social media he has withdrawn from school to begin focusing on his pro career rather than sitting out the rest of a 12-game NCAA suspension...
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Kentucky's Nick Richards (4) fouls Utah's Timmy Allen (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
December 19, 2019 - 12:02 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Timmy Allen has dedicated every game he’s played to his mother since losing her to cancer in 2016. He gave her something special Wednesday night — at a contest benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, no less. Allen hit a tiebreaking floater with 1:14 left to help Utah dodge a rousing...
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Baylor guard Juicy Landrum (20) reacts after their win over Arkansas State following an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, in Waco, Texas. Landrum had 14, 3-point plays in the game. (Rod Aydelotte/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 2:49 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Juicy Landrum didn't have any trouble finding a rhythm after a two-week layoff for No. 7 Baylor. The senior guard set an NCAA record by making 14 3-pointers for all of her career-high 42 points, leading the Lady Bears to a 111-43 victory over Arkansas State on Wednesday. Landrum...
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Tiger Woods reacts as he wins the Masters golf tournament April 14, 2019, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
December 18, 2019 - 7:47 am
A flip, a fling and a fist pump that seemed lost forever. Simone Biles, Kawhi Leonard and Tiger Woods took their best shot. So did ace photographers all over the world, capturing The Associated Press Sports Year in Pictures. Megan Rapinoe, Tom Brady and the Washington Nationals, lasting images of...
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Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) reaches for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Milwaukee in Lawrence, Kan., Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 16, 2019 - 11:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Michigan State, Kentucky, Duke and Louisville have each spent time at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men’s college basketball poll only to lose quickly. The challenge now falls on Kansas to avoid the same fate. The Jayhawks reached No. 1 in Monday’s poll, marking the first time the AP...
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Stanford's Haley Jones (30) looks to pass next to Ohio State's Dorka Juhasz during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/George Nikitin)
December 16, 2019 - 10:06 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Louisville climbed a spot to No. 6 in the The Associated Press women's Top 25 rankings, which remained mostly unchanged Monday with most teams on break for exams. Stanford, UConn, Oregon, Oregon State and South Carolina top the poll. The Cardinal played their first game since moving...
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South Carolina forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (21) and Victaria Saxton (5) celebrate a score during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)
December 15, 2019 - 3:10 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has a different approach to practice and it looks like it's working for the fifth-ranked Gamecocks. Staley said last year's group needed more film study and targeted drills at workouts. This season's team needs some hard scrimmages to rev it up...
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Memphis guard Boogie Ellis (5) passes the ball off as he's defended by Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)
December 14, 2019 - 4:35 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even the newcomers on Memphis’ freshmen-laden roster who didn’t play in a loss to Tennessee last year understood the importance of avenging that defeat. The 13th-ranked Tigers got their revenge Saturday. Not only did Memphis beat its in-state rival, it snapped the longest...
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Oregon guard Payton Pritchard celebrates a basket against Michigan during the overtime of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019. Oregon won 71-70 in overtime. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
December 14, 2019 - 1:18 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — In a stellar matchup of senior point guards, Payton Pritchard prevailed in the end. Pritchard scored 19 of his 23 points after halftime, and No. 10 Oregon outlasted No. 5 Michigan 71-70 in overtime Saturday. With the game on the line, Pritchard repeatedly drove past Michigan...
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