College basketball

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Rob Joyce
January 02, 2019 - 11:44 am
With non-conference play largely over, which leagues made the biggest statement through the first two months of the 2018-19 season?
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St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds goes up for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
January 02, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The best player in the building was Shamorie Ponds — by far. Ponds scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, dominating a matchup between two of the nation's top guards, and St. John's rebounded impressively from its first loss by routing No. 16 Marquette 89-69 on Tuesday night...
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Virginia Tech guard Ahmed Hill (13) and Notre Dame forward John Mooney (33) battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in Blacksburg, Va. (AP Photo/Don Petersen)
January 01, 2019 - 3:19 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Ty Outlaw hit three 3-pointers in a 22-9 second-half run and No. 10 Virginia Tech beat Notre Dame 81-66 on Tuesday. Kerry Blackshear Jr. led the way with 21 points, Nickeil Alexander-Walker and Ahmed Hill scored 17 apiece and Outlaw finished with 14 for the Hokies (12-1, 1-0...
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File-This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows UCLA head coach Steve Alford and his players watching during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, in the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic, in Chicago. Alford has been fired as UCLA basketball coach after six seasons, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty. Athletic director Dan Guerrero said Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, that assistant Murry Bartow will serve as interim coach through the end of the season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 31, 2018 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Alford was fired as UCLA basketball coach in his sixth season on Monday, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty. Athletic director Dan Guerrero said assistant Murry Bartow will serve as interim coach through the end of...
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Rutgers players Stasha Carey, left, and Caitlin Jenkins celebrate their 73-65 win over Maryland in a NCAA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
December 31, 2018 - 3:35 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland coach Brenda Frese knows the Big Ten is a much-improved league from a few seasons ago. On Monday, her team found out the hard way. Stasha Carey scored 18 points, Ciani Cryor had 12 points and 11 assists, and Rutgers gave a dominant rebounding performance in a 73-65...
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File- This Dec. 20, 2018, file photo shows Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dunking the ball against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New York. Williamson is one of the names you may not know now but very well could by the end of 2019. They figure to come up big in the new year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
December 31, 2018 - 1:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a light Christmas week schedule, top-ranked Duke and everyone else at the top of the AP Top 25 stayed put in a poll with few major changes. Things could be more volatile with conference play set to get rolling this week. The Blue Devils sat atop an unchanged top 12 in...
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December 30, 2018 - 12:52 am
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State wanted to end its non-league schedule on a positive note and create some momentum heading into Pac-12 Conference play, said forward Tres Tinkle. Mission accomplished, thanks to some hard-nosed effort on the defensive end. "We really made it a focal point to go...
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December 29, 2018 - 10:26 pm
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Christian Lutete poured in 29 points on 10-of-12 shooting, scoring five in a 12-2 overtime run, to lead UMass Lowell to a 100-91 victory over Sacred Heart on Saturday. Lutete sank 4 of 6 from 3-point range and grabbed nine rebounds for the River Hawks (8-7), who made 46...
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December 29, 2018 - 10:17 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — J.R. Lynch and George Blagojevic each posted double-doubles and Hartford beat Marist 65-56 on Saturday for its fourth straight win at home. Lynch finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds and Blagojevic scored 14 with 10 boards. Lynch shot 7 of 12 from the field while...
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Princeton guard Devin Cannady, right, and teammate Drew Friberg (5) celebrate following a victory over Arizona State in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
December 29, 2018 - 7:17 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Richmond Aririguzoh sank two free throws with 24.8 seconds remaining and Princeton held on to stun No. 17 Arizona State 67-66 on Saturday, a week after the Sun Devils had beaten then-No. 1 Kansas on the same floor. The Tigers (7-5) beat a ranked opponent for the first time since...
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