College basketball

S Illinois guard Marcus Bartley (3) fouls Kentucky forward Nick Richards (4) on a rebound during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Kentucky won 71-59. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 09, 2018 - 11:14 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Those lopsided wins No. 2 Kentucky is normally used to this time of year might eventually happen. All that mattered to the Wildcats was proving they could regroup from a blowout loss and get their first victory. It certainly took everything for them to scrape past Southern...
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FILE - In this April 13, 2018, file photo, Lindsay Whalen, Minnesota new women's basketball coach, holds up a team jersey alongside athletic director Mark Coyle during an NCAA college basketball news conference at Williams Arena in Minneapolis. The Minnesota women’s basketball team has sold out the home opener, a clear sign of the buzz surrounding the program following the hire of the beloved Lindsay Whalen as head coach. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP, File)
November 09, 2018 - 1:41 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has a first team all-conference player coming back with Kenisha Bell, along with Big Ten Freshman of the Year award winner Destiny Pitts and four of the top five scorers from a team that finished 24-9 last season and won an NCAA Tournament game. When the Gophers start...
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Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gives his concession speech as he is joined on stage by his wife R. Jai Gillum, right, and running mate Chris King and his wife Kristen Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Tallahassee, Fla. Gillum lost the Florida governor’s race to Republican Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
November 08, 2018 - 10:09 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida faced the prospect of recounts in the razor-thin races for governor and U.S. Senate, potentially prolonging the battle over two of this year's most-closely watched campaigns. In the governor's race, Democrat Andrew Gillum's campaign said Thursday it's prepared for a...
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Julie Skomski checks in with a line of people behind her on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 while voting in the midterm election at the District No. 4 location at CrossWay Church in Germantown, Wis. (John R. Ehlke /West Bend Daily News via AP)
November 08, 2018 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has inspired outrage, love, fear and every emotion in between. He has also inspired record-breaking turnout at the ballot box. With votes still being counted, an estimated 113 million Americans cast ballots in the first nationwide election of the Trump...
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File-This March 31, 2018, file photo shows Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw responding to a question during a news conference for the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. College basketball season's starting earlier and earlier and that's something top coaches McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about it. A sport that used to begin practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks sooner. Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, will be the first day of games with nearly 100 women's contests scheduled and nearly 150 men's ones as well. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
November 06, 2018 - 3:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — College basketball season begins Tuesday — the earliest it's ever started. Muffet McGraw and Geno Auriemma aren't thrilled about that, either. A sport that used to start official practice around Oct. 15 and have its first games at Thanksgiving is now beginning nearly three weeks...
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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (1) drives on Washburn forward Will McKee (23) during the first half of a college basketball exhibition game in Lawrence, Kan., Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
November 03, 2018 - 9:24 am
Acquiring a high-profile transfer isn't necessarily a prerequisite for every Final Four contender, but a look at the rosters of AP Top 25 teams sure makes it seem that way. Four of the top five teams in the preseason poll are counting on contributions from at least one transfer. Reigning national...
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FILE - In this Friday, March 2, 2018 file photo, Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu (20) drives down the court ahead of Colorado's Mya Hollingshed, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Conference women's tournament in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
November 01, 2018 - 12:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu has already broken records at Oregon and she's only starting her junior year. The NCAA career leader for triple-doubles headlines The Associated Press women's basketball preseason All-America team. Ionescu, who has 10 triple doubles in her young career, received 29...
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FILE - In this Thursday, March 8, 2018 file photo, Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon (11) heads to the basket past LSU's Brandon Sampson during the second half in an NCAA college basketball game at the Southeastern Conference tournament in St. Louis. One look at the preseason rankings provides evidence that next season’s NCAA Tournament could feature plenty of new faces. The Top 25 includes four teams that failed to reach last year’s NCAA Tournament: No. 14 Oregon, No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Washington. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
November 01, 2018 - 2:09 am
The preseason rankings suggest next season's NCAA Tournament could feature plenty of new faces. The AP Top 25 includes four teams that failed to reach last year's big dance: No. 14 Oregon, No. 18 Mississippi State, No. 23 LSU and No. 25 Washington. In last year's preseason Top 25, the only ranked...
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FILE - In this Sunday, April 1, 2018 file photo,Notre Dame's Arike Ogunbowale holds the trophy after defeating Mississippi State in the final of the women's NCAA Final Four college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio. Notre Dame won 61-58. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
October 31, 2018 - 10:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Muffet McGraw and Notre Dame start the new season where they left off — atop women's college basketball. The Irish were the unanimous No. 1 team in The Associated Press women's basketball preseason poll that was released Wednesday. The defending national champions received all 31...
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