College basketball

Connecticut guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) looks to pass the ball as Oklahoma guard Shaina Pellington (14) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)
December 19, 2018 - 11:59 pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Connecticut fell behind Oklahoma by 12 points in the second half, and Huskies coach Geno Auriemma couldn't have been happier. The challenge, he believes, snapped his players back into reality. Napheesa Collier had 23 points and a career-high 17 rebounds, and the top-ranked...
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North Carolina State's Markell Johnson (11) drives against Auburn's Chuma Okeke (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
December 19, 2018 - 9:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markell Johnson had career highs of 27 points and five 3-pointers to help North Carolina State upset No. 7 Auburn 78-71 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels scored all 15 of his points after halftime for the Wolfpack (10-1), who led nearly all night before pushing ahead for good...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina has given basketball coach Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season. Williams' deal headlined the list of 11 contracts or extensions for Tar Heels head coaches announced Wednesday by athletic director Bubba Cunningham...
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Oregon forward Ruthy Hebard is fouled by Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan as Oregon forward Satou Sabally helps out on the play in the second quarter of a women's college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Eugene, Ore. No. 7 Oregon defeated No. 4 Mississippi State 82-74. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
December 19, 2018 - 1:43 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Oregon coach Kelly Graves chided guard Sabrina Ionescu following No. 7 Oregon's win over No. 4 Mississippi State as she rested her head in her hand while addressing the media. "I'm tired!" Ionescu protested with a smile. She'd certainly earned a breather. Ionescu scored 29...
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December 18, 2018 - 10:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Jalen Adams and Tarin Smith scored 20 points apiece to lead UConn over Drexel 97-65 Tuesday in nonconference play at the XL Center. Adams shot 8 for 12 from the field, bouncing back from a season-low two points on Saturday against Manhattan. Smith hit all seven of his shots...
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Syracuse's Jalen Carey, right, tries to dribble past Buffalo's Ronaldo Segu, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
December 18, 2018 - 10:25 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past Syracuse 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. It was the first win over the Orange since January 1963 for Buffalo (11-0), one of only nine undefeated teams of the 353 that play in...
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FILE - At left, in a Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway directs players against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Air Force Reserve Hoophall Miami Invitational in Miami, Fla. At right, in a Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisiana-Lafayette, in Knoxville, Tenn. The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee’s Rick Barnes continued Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 with Hardaway saying “it was kind of low class” for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday.(AP Photo/File)
December 18, 2018 - 6:55 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Rick Barnes continued Tuesday with Hardaway saying "it was kind of low class" for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday. "I don't know who Rick Barnes thinks I am, but...
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Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee (0) celebrates with fans after Vanderbilt upset Arizona State 81-65 in an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 17, 2018 - 10:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt used a 12-day break for final exams to figure out how to play without freshman Darius Garland. Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 on Monday night. Vanderbilt snapped an...
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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) locks arms with Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Kansas defeated Villanova 74-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 17, 2018 - 2:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't...
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Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, center, yells toward her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Stanford in Stanford, Calif., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
December 17, 2018 - 1:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Baylor fell out of the top five for the first time in nearly a year after losing at Stanford. The Lady Bears dropped from third to sixth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll on Monday after losing 68-63 on Saturday to the then-No. 11 Cardinal. Stanford moved up to eighth...
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