College basketball

Stanford celebrates winning the championship over Mississippi State 67-62 at the Greater Victoria Invitational championship NCAA college basketball game in Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 02, 2019 - 10:49 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Tara VanDerveer and Stanford are No. 1 for the first time in seven years. The Cardinal moved up two spots after a weekend that saw previous No. 1 Oregon and No. 2 Baylor both lose on Saturday. It was only the third time since the Top 25 became a writers’ poll before the 1994-95...
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Maryland players celebrate with the Orlando Invitational Trophy after defeating Marquette during an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)
December 01, 2019 - 2:16 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Maryland coach Mark Turgeon didn’t have to say much to get the attention of his fifth-ranked Terrapins. Not with Marquette’s Markus Howard coming off a 51-point performance. Not with a title on the line at the Orlando Invitational. “I had a feeling our guys were going...
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Stanford celebrates winning the championship over Mississippi State 67-62 at the Greater Victoria Invitational championship NCAA college basketball game in Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Chad Hipolito/The Canadian Press via AP)
December 01, 2019 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a historic weekend that saw top-ranked Oregon and No. 2 Baylor lose on the same day, there are a few teams contending for No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. There’s no question the Ducks and Lady Bears are both really good despite losing Saturday. Oregon...
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November 30, 2019 - 7:47 pm
ST. THOMAS, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) — Louisville coach Jeff Walz wasn’t about to overstate the significance of beating the country’s top-ranked team during a late November tournament in the Caribbean. The eighth-ranked Cardinals handed No. 1 Oregon its first loss of the season, getting 18 points...
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Saint Mary's guard Jordan Ford (3) celebrates after the team defeated Utah State during an NCAA college basketball game in Moraga, Calif., Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn)
November 29, 2019 - 11:20 pm
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Saint Mary’s doesn’t get a whole lot of chances to match up with the type of opponents that can bolster an NCAA tournament resume, so it’s important that the Gaels take advantage of those opportunities. Jordan Ford scored 22 of his 27 points in the second half and sparked a...
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Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. (1) steals the ball from Harvard guard Noah Kirkwood (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 29, 2019 - 5:18 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Maryland is answering the challenge against stronger competition in the Orlando Invitational. Coach Mark Turgeon’s just wondering what it’ll take to get Terrapins (7-0) going a little earlier in games, regardless of who they’re playing. “I think we've beaten two...
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November 29, 2019 - 10:52 am
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Cole Anthony hit a driving layup and four key free throws in the final 64 seconds to help No. 6 North Carolina hold off No. 11 Oregon 78-74 in Friday’s third-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. The freshman point guard had a baseline drive past Will Richardson with...
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Arizona guard Nico Mannion, left, makes the go-ahead basket against Pepperdine guard Jade' Smith, right, late in an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament in Anaheim, Calif., Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
November 28, 2019 - 11:53 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — There aren’t many freshmen who have the confidence this early in the season to drive the length of the floor for the game-winning shot. Fortunately for Arizona, it has one in Nico Mannion. Mannion went coast to coast and made a running layup that banked in high off the glass...
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Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) dribbles through the Virginia Tech defense during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Nov. 25, 2019, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 28, 2019 - 11:10 pm
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Cassius Winston’s voice, already measured and low-key, has been tinged with melancholy these past weeks. A glint of sadness has been evident behind droopy eyelids. His game, until a recent outburst at the Maui Invitational, lacked the usual rhythm, high level of production...
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November 28, 2019 - 4:21 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Mark Few knows his Gonzaga team is banged up as its fights through the Battle 4 Atlantis. So far, at least, the eighth-ranked Bulldogs have done enough to earn a trip to the tournament’s championship game regardless. Drew Timme hit a free throw with 20.6 seconds left...
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