College basketball

Villanova head coach Jay Wright reacts after a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Canisius Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 25, 2018 - 1:29 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Villanova is making a case to get back into the Top-25. Collin Gillespie had a game-high 17 points, including two key late free throws, and the Wildcats won the AdvoCare Invitational by beating No. 14 Florida State 66-60. "He loves the competition," Villanova coach Jay...
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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) reacts after making a 3-point basket, in front of Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. Kansas defeated Tennessee 87-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 23, 2018 - 10:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Self wanted to see his young team play in and win a tough, grind it out game. They did just that against a team he thinks can compete for a National Championship in March. Dedric Lawson had 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and No. 2 Kansas rallied to beat No. 5...
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Nevada players celebrate their win over Massachusetts in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
November 23, 2018 - 10:26 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It appears the Wolf Pack has found their offensive rhythm. Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre'Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational's second championship game on Friday at the Orleans Arena. Martin...
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Florida State forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) is congratulated by guard PJ Savoy, second from right, and forward Raiquan Gray (1), as LSU guard Tremont Waters (3) walks away, after getting the 79-76 win in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kabengele hit a game-winning three-pointer. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 23, 2018 - 6:38 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton flashed a big smile when talking about a game-winning 3-pointer by 6-foot-10 forward Mfiondu Kabengele. Kabengele hit the deep jumper with a half-second left in overtime, and No. 14 Florida State advanced to the AdvoCare...
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Chattanooga guard Donovann Toatley (5) defends against Michigan guard Zavier Simpson (3) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
November 23, 2018 - 4:46 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Isaiah Livers is doing his best to shore up one of Michigan's few areas of concern early this season. Livers scored all 12 of his points in the first half, and the ninth-ranked Wolverines cruised to an easy 83-55 victory over Chattanooga on Friday. Livers made all four of...
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Texas' Kerwin Roach II, left, grabs a rebound over North Carolina's Luke Maye during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 22, 2018 - 10:13 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kerwin Roach II blended aggression and good decision making, just how coach Shaka Smart drew it up. Roach scored a career-best 32 points and helped Texas hold off a late charge to beat No. 7 North Carolina 92-89 on Thursday and advance to the final of the Las Vegas Invitational. "I...
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Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) shoots next to UCLA's Moses Brown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 22, 2018 - 9:41 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Las Vegas Invitational (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Cassius Winston had 19 points and seven assists to help No. 11 Michigan State cruise past No. 17 UCLA 87-67 on Thursday night to reach the final of the Las Vegas Invitational. Nick Ward scored 16 points, Joshua...
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Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (15) goes up for a shot between Canisius guard Isaiah Reese (13) and guard Takal Molson, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 22, 2018 - 9:37 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Villanova took a step forward after dropping out of the Top 25 for the first time since December 2013. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the defending national champion Wildcats stopped a two-game skid by beating Canisius 83-56 on Thursday in...
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Florida State center Christ Koumadje (21) celebrates after dunking the ball in front of UAB forward Will Butler (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 22, 2018 - 9:00 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the opening round of the AdvoCare Invitational at Disney World (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Terance Mann scored 17 points and No. 14 Florida State advanced to the AdvoCare Invitational semifinals with an 81-63 victory over UAB on Thursday night. The...
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Notre Dame's Jackie Young, front left, and Gonzaga's Zykera Rice vie for the ball that went out of play during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game in Vancouver, on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 22, 2018 - 3:46 pm
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Muffet McGraw got right to the point after No. 1 Notre Dame's 81-65 victory over Gonzaga on Thursday in the first game of the Vancouver Showcase. "We didn't come out with any kind of emotion at all. We didn't execute, turned the ball over, gave up a lot of...
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