Men's basketball

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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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
November 29, 2019 - 11:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have won 10 straight games for the first time since December 2009, when Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol rode that fast start all the way to their most recent championship. Nobody is ready to declare the current Lakers are headed for a similar summer after their...
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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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Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie (8) drives to the basket past Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 29, 2019 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is getting closer to a return, and at some point he will face his former team. When he does, the Brooklyn Nets can only hope he plays as well as Spencer Dinwiddie. Dinwiddie had 32 points and 11 assists while Irving remained sidelined, and the Nets beat the Boston...
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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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November 28, 2019 - 3:12 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Eli Brooks and his Michigan teammates kept rolling off screens, whipping the ball past defenders and burying shots with ease against a flummoxed highly ranked opponent. “Share the game,” first-year coach Juwan Howard calls it. The plan is working perfectly, too, for...
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Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 28, 2019 - 6:45 am
BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 39 points in his first game back after leaving the court on a stretcher, with his neck in a brace. It was almost enough to make the Boston fans forget about the guy he replaced. But not quite. On a night the fans seemed more interested in taunting former Celtics...
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