College basketball

Kentucky guard Tyler Herro (14) attempts to drive past the defense of Louisville guard Khwan Fore (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Kentucky won 71-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 29, 2018 - 6:47 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Herro better get used to being the center of attention after a career performance that also showed how No. 16 Kentucky has progressed since its season-opening blowout loss to Duke. The freshman guard had a career-high 24 points, Keldon Johnson added 15 and the Wildcats...
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Tennessee guard Jordan Bone (0) looks to pass as Tennessee Tech guard J.R. Clay (4) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Knoxville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Shawn Millsaps)
December 29, 2018 - 4:49 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee heads into Southeastern Conference competition riding a winning streak. Grant Williams scored 25 points and went 10 of 11 from the floor as the third-ranked Volunteers trounced Tennessee Tech 96-53 on Saturday for their seventh straight overall victory and 16th...
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File-This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut is asking a federal judge to dismiss a complaint filed by former coach Ollie, who claims his firing was in part racially motivated. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
December 28, 2018 - 3:33 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school argues that the federal court doesn't have jurisdiction and Ollie doesn't make a specific...
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Kentucky forward Reid Travis, left, celebrates with forward PJ Washington Jr., after their team defeated North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 25, 2018 - 1:22 am
The holidays mark a lull in the college basketball schedule. Players scatter to be with family or head back to school, teams get their last extended break before the conference season starts. The result is a light schedule in The AP Top 25. No ranked teams play each other this week, but one game...
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Arizona State forward Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates with the fans after Arizona State defeated Kansas 80-76 during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 24, 2018 - 12:42 pm
Duke moved to No. 1 after blowing out Kentucky in its season opener, only to lose the top spot two weeks later with a loss to Gonzaga in Maui. Well, the Blue Devils are back at No. 1. Buoyed by a win over No. 12 Texas Tech and Kansas' loss at No. 18 Arizona State, Duke moved atop The Associated...
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Arizona State forward Zylan Cheatham (45) celebrates with the fans after Arizona State defeated Kansas 80-76 during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
December 23, 2018 - 6:31 am
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Zylan Cheatham bounded down the hallway inside Wells Fargo Arena, half skipping, half jumping as he high-fived family, friends, anyone he could reach. "Let's go! Let's go! Let's gooooo!" the Arizona State forward shouted. Let it be heard: the Sun Devils have arrived. Poised down...
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Kentucky guard Keldon Johnson jumps as he celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Chicago. Kentucky won 80-72. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 23, 2018 - 12:52 am
CHICAGO (AP) — John Calipari sees No. 19 Kentucky rounding into form. Beating North Carolina sure is a good way to drive home that point. Keldon Johnson scored 21 points and Reid Travis added 20 to lead the Wildcats to an 80-72 victory over the ninth-ranked Tar Heels in a matchup between two of...
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Air Force Falcons guard Pervis Louder (22) and Michigan Wolverines center Jon Teske (15) chase the loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 22, 2018 - 11:23 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Air Force came out against No. 4 Michigan in what looked like a zone defense. For a few minutes, it was working. "I think it took a while for our guys just to look at the defense and figure out what it was — even the coaches. They had played 4 percent zone defense this year...
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December 22, 2018 - 8:27 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Paul Atkinson scored a career-high 23 points and Yale defeated Iona 99-84 on Saturday. Atkinson, a backup forward, was 10 for 10 from the field and had six rebounds. Blake Reynolds scored 19 points and Jordan Bruner had 10 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and three blocks...
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December 22, 2018 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Romone Saunders scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Wagner beat Hartford 77-68 on Saturday for its third win in its last four games. Chase Freeman scored 17 points and he and Saunders combined to shoot 21 of 24 from the foul line. Elijah Davis scored 16, making all six of his foul...
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