College basketball

Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder (1) shoots as BYU guard Alex Barcello (4) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
February 22, 2020 - 9:26 pm
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Yoeli Childs scored 28 points to help No. 23 BYU upset second-ranked Gonzaga 91-78 on Saturday night and end the Bulldogs’ 19-game winning streak. Jake Toolson added 17 points and T.J. Haws had 16 points. BYU (23-7, 12-3 WCC) never trailed after halftime en route to winning its...
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Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley celebrates after defeating Florida 65-59 in an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 22, 2020 - 7:09 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari praised Immanuel Quickley’s basketball savvy, but only after the Kentucky coach and an assistant first challenged the guard to shoot the ball — or else. “I said, ‘If you don’t shoot open shots, I'm putting Johnny (Juzang) in because I know he will shoot every...
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UNLV guard Amauri Hardy (3) shoots over San Diego State forward Nolan Narain (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
February 22, 2020 - 7:06 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Elijah Mitrou-Long scored 19 points, including two free throws with 11.5 seconds left, and UNLV handed No. 4 San Diego State its first loss of the season, 66-63 on Saturday night to end the Aztecs' 26-game winning streak. San Diego State, which had been the nation's only undefeated...
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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, low fives guard Marcus Garrett, left, after a made basket against Baylor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)
February 22, 2020 - 1:36 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Udoka Azubuike and No. 3 Kansas returned the favor in a Big 12 showdown that lived up to the hype. The Jayhawks share the Big 12 lead again, and could return to the No. 1 spot in the AP poll, as well. Azubuike had 23 points and a career-high 19 rebounds in a 64-61 win Saturday at...
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Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl celebrates with players after a win over Tennessee in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
February 22, 2020 - 12:38 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers had an ugly performance for 25 minutes and an unfortunate incident involving a fan. The final result was prettier for the 13th-ranked Tigers, who rallied from a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat Tennessee 73-66 on Saturday behind Samir Doughty's 22...
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Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu, right, drives as California's Leilani McIntosh (1) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
February 22, 2020 - 7:45 am
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has won the hearts of little girls and NBA stars alike with her dynamic play, and during the start of an emotional weekend she shined as Stephen Curry watched and shook his head from courtside. Ionescu recorded her NCAA-best 25th career triple-double with 17...
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Kansas head coach Bill Self, right, yells at referee Gerry Pollard, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Kansas defeated Oklahoma 87-70. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
February 21, 2020 - 3:24 pm
Bill Self stood in front of a mural plastered on the wall just outside the Kansas locker room in Allen Fieldhouse depicting the Jayhawks' many championship rings, and he mused about the importance of his team's trip to Baylor on Saturday. “I don't have to tell them,” Self said. “They know how many...
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North Carolina State guard C.J. Bryce (13) and forward D.J. Funderburk (0) react following a play against Duke during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
February 19, 2020 - 9:32 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State overwhelmed sixth-ranked Duke so thoroughly that the Blue Devils' Hall of Fame coach could only describe his team as “never there" after a surprisingly lopsided loss. Markell Johnson scored a career-high 28 points, including his third halfcourt shot this...
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Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) drives around Oklahoma guard Alondes Williams (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
February 18, 2020 - 10:09 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma seemingly had a chance before Jared Butler snuffed out the Sooners' upset hopes. The sophomore guard scored 11 of his 22 points during a crucial five-minute stretch in the second half, and No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54 on Tuesday night for its Big 12-record 23rd...
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West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)
February 18, 2020 - 9:04 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving Huggins...
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