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TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:37:14 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss.



TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Villanova ready for burden of being No. 1

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:36:05 GMT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Villanova coach Jay Wright has seen his team deal with all the things that go along with being the nation's top-ranked school, from the extra attention to handling an upset loss. It's why Wright figures his Wildcats — who are sitting atop the AP Top 25 for the third straight



Photos of the week: Dec. 11

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:59:21 GMT

Minnesota forward Jordan Murphy (3) dunks against Drake forward Casey Schlatter (22) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Minneapolis. Murphy posted his 12th straight double-double to start the season with 24 points and 18 rebounds. Bruce Kluckhohn, AP



Oregon holds off winless Texas Southern 74-68

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:29:04 GMT

It was the kind of ugly win Payton Pritchard would just as soon forget, except for the performance by the freshman seated next to him. Pritchard scored 16 points, and Troy Brown had 10 points and 12 rebounds as Oregon struggled to down winless Texas Southern 74-68 on Monday night. The difference-maker



Murphy's double-double helps Gophers hold off Drake

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:40:22 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota was reminded of a valuable lesson on Monday night when Drake had the Golden Gophers on the ropes. When in doubt, get the ball to Jordan Murphy. Murphy posted his 12th straight double-double to start the season with 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota held off Drake 68



Grand Canyon holds off North Carolina Central 64-59

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 04:25:01 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) -- Joshua Braun had 20 points and seven rebounds to help Grand Canyon beat North Carolina Central 64-59 on Monday night.



Former Kansas star Josh Jackson on Jayhawks: 'I'd hate to be them right now'

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:30:00 GMT

One-and-done Kansas star Josh Jackson, who is in his first season with the Phoenix Suns, gave Arizona State "no chance" of coming away victorious in his old stomping ground of Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday. So when the Sun Devils handed the Jayhawks their second consecutive loss in 94-85 fashion



Murphy's double-double helps Gophers hold off Drake

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:14:30 GMT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Jordan Murphy posted his 12th straight double-double to start the season with 24 points and 18 rebounds, and Minnesota held off Drake 68-67 on Monday night.



North Florida wins 3rd straight, tops FAMU 101-89

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:49:12 GMT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Ivan Gandia-Rosa had 21 points and eight assists, Garrett Sams added 20 points, and North Florida beat Florida A&M 101-89 on Monday night.



Jackson State beats Fisk 60-53

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:48:09 GMT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Maurice Rivers had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help Jackson State beat NAIA member Fisk 60-53 on Monday night.



Weatherington hits late 3s, helps Hartford beat Sacred Heart

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 02:23:57 GMT

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- J.R. Lynch had 21 points and six rebounds, Travis Weatherington made four 3-pointers and scored 18 points, and Hartford beat Sacred Heart 86-72 on Monday night.



Snider leads Louisville in rout over Bryant

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:19:46 GMT

Interim Louisville coach David Padgett kept telling Quentin Snider it was only a matter of time before he broke out of his shooting slump. The senior guard scored a season-high 17 points to lead the Cardinals past Bryant 102-59 in a Gotham Classic matchup. The Louisville native entered the game shooting



Bryant vs. Louisville Basketball Highlights (2017)

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 03:02:07 GMT

Bryant vs. Louisville Highlights: Anas Mahmoud tallied 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Louisville over Bryant 102-59.



College basketball: Iowa State freshman Lindell Wigginton exceeding expectations

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:22:37 GMT

AMES, Iowa — From the moment freshman Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the highly regarded recruit. Wigginton's recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep him a secret much longer. Wigginton has been on a tear ever since Prohm



Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo: Thomas Kithier ruling 'a very sad situation'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:26:54 GMT

Michigan State men's basketball coach Tom Izzo discusses the players who signed national letters of intent for the Spartans in the 2018 recruiting class. Chris Solari/DFP EAST LANSING – Tom Izzo admits he does not know all of the specifics surrounding last week's Michigan High Schools Activities



ISU's Wigginton on UNI: 'They're big, strong guys. They're farm guys — I heard that'

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 23:15:14 GMT

The Cy-Hawk hero talks about the Iowa State crowd. AMES, Ia. — Iowa State basketball star Lindell Wigginton meant no verbal harm when he mentioned “farm guys” and Northern Iowa basketball in the same sentence Monday afternoon. In the freshman's defense, reporters asked him questions about an opponent



Texas guard Jones out several games with wrist fracture

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:03:47 GMT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas will be without leading scorer Andrew Jones for several games because of a fracture in his right wrist.



Texas guard Jones out several games with wrist fracture

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 22:03:05 GMT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas will be without leading scorer Andrew Jones for several games because of a fracture in his right wrist. Jones was injured in late the second half of last week's win at VCU. The guard is averaging 15.3 points this season for the Longhorns (6-2). Jones flirted with leaving



Iowa State frosh Lindell Wigginton exceeding expectations

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:51:52 GMT

From the moment freshman Lindell Wigginton signed with Iowa State, coach Steve Prohm has tried to manage expectations for the five-star recruit. Wigginton's recent play has made it impossible for Prohm to keep him a secret much longer. Wigginton has been on a tear ever since Prohm moved him away



Arizona Basketball: Brandon Randolph is becoming the third scoring option for the Wildcats

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:47:33 GMT

The Arizona Basketball team may have found their third scoring option, Brandon Randolph. Let's see why. Ding ding ding! Out of the Red and Blue corner, from Yonkers, NY, 6-foot-6 six shooting guard Brandon “Slim” Randolph! The Arizona Basketball team may have finally found that third scoring option



Arizona Basketball at No.23, Arizona State at No.5 (UGH) in the latest AP Top 25 Poll

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:29:11 GMT

The latest AP Top 25 college basketball rankings just came out and the Arizona Wildcats are at No.23, while Arizona State is at No.5. The state of Arizona has two teams in the AP Top 25 this week, the Arizona Wildcats at No. 23 and Arizona State Sun Devils at No.5. As hard as it is for a diehard Wildcat



UCLA to Host No. 25 Cincinnati on Saturday

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:15:00 GMT

The Bruins (7-2) return to Pauley Pavilion on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. (PT).  LOS ANGELES – UCLA (7-2) returns to Pauley Pavilion to face Cincinnati (7-2) on Saturday, Dec. 16. Saturday's game, slated to begin at 12:30 p.m., will mark the first ever contest in Pauley Pavilion between UCLA and Cincinnati



Who is the new No. 1 in men's college basketball?

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:14:07 GMT

Duke has been bumped from the top of the USA TODAY Sports coaches poll. Which team -- or teams -- have hurdled the Blue Devils?



Josh Jackson shrugs off ASU upset, guarantees Kansas will make deeper NCAA tourney run

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:45:35 GMT

ASU head coach Bobby Hurley discusses the No. 16 Sun Devils' "special" win over No. 2 Kansas, including freshman Remy Martin's performance, on Sunday in Lawrence, Kansas. Doug Haller/azcentral sports Suns rookie forward Josh Jackson played for Kansas last season so as he was walking



Five takeaways from NKU's 91-63 win over EKU

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:44:15 GMT

John Brannen said he'd never seen it before.  Sitting in his postgame press conference, the Northern Kentucky University head coach said he'd never seen a Division-I team score more points in the paint than the other team's final score.  NKU beat Eastern Kentucky 91-63 on Sunday night at



Xavier picks up Dartmouth grad transfer with 2 years eligibility remaining

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:35:14 GMT

Xavier head coach Chris Mack has scored on the recruiting trail again, and this time he's netted a rare find: A battle-tested graduate transfer with two years of eligibility remaining. That find came Monday in the form of Evan Boudreaux, a 6-foot-8, 220-pound product of Lake Forest, Illinois that



K-State coach Bruce Weber welcomes practice time after 'gut check' loss to Tulsa

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:24:00 GMT

Two days have passed since Tulsa surprisingly defeated Kansas State 61-54 at Intrust Bank Arena, but Wildcats basketball coach Bruce Weber can't stop thinking about the game. Everything that could go wrong seemed to go wrong, and K-State paid the price. “We were all disappointed,” Weber said. “That



Eye on April, Tom Izzo unruffled by MSU's No. 2 ranking

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:14:20 GMT

East Lansing – Michigan State was one of the few top-10 teams to get out of last week unscathed. So, too, was Villanova, which had a win over No. 12 Gonzaga last week, enough to offset a sluggish win over LaSalle and leapfrog Michigan State into the No. 1 ranking the nation. Villanova (10-0) went from



ASU picks up 5 first-place votes, climbs to No. 5 in AP basketball poll

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:07:56 GMT

Following Sunday's victory at No. 2 Kansas, the Arizona State men's basketball team has climbed to No. 5 in the Associated Press Top 25 — its highest ranking since reaching No. 3 in March of 1981 with a lineup featuring Byron Scott, Lafayette Lever, Alton Lister, Sam Williams and Johnny Nash.



Cincinnati Bearcats gear up for undefeated Mississippi State

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 19:03:06 GMT

21 turnovers in loss to Florida/ The University of Cincinnati basketball team comes off two consecutive losses to nationally ranked teams, only to find an unbeaten opponent looming. The No. 25-ranked Bearcats (7-2) will play unranked Mississippi State (8-0) on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Northern Kentucky University



Michigan State basketball up to No. 2 in both polls, behind new No. 1 Villanova

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:46:56 GMT

No. 3 MSU beat Southern Utah and could be ranked No. 1 on Monday. EAST LANSING – Michigan State's quest for No. 1 will have to wait. The Spartans moved up a spot to No. 2 in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25, both of which were released Monday afternoon. Villanova ascended



Loyola-Chicago basketball 101: Get to know the Ramblers, the team that upset Florida

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:45:20 GMT

OK, Loyola-Chicago, you have our attention. Until this past Wednesday, a Missouri Valley Conference team hadn't beaten a top-5 opponent on the road since Dec 6, 1967… And then the Ramblers went to Florida and took care of that drought, 65-59 -- on the exact 50th anniversary. They did it playing nine



Graham Couch's AP basketball ballot, top 25 analysis: Why Kansas, Kentucky didn't make it

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 18:18:42 GMT

This is the third installment of a weekly column in which Lansing State Journal columnist Graham Couch explains his AP Top 25 basketball ballot, which he sees as thorough independent analysis, even if it often leaves his ballot dubbed "most extreme" of the 65 AP poll voters. Read here for his



Expelled Yale hoops captain enrolls at Belmont University

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:15:25 GMT

Former Yale basketball captain Jack Montague, who was expelled from the Ivy League school in 2016 for sexual misconduct, has enrolled at Belmont University in Tennessee. Montague, who is still suing to be readmitted to Yale, complained in a court deposition last spring that he was unable to apply to



Oklahoma basketball: Sooners receive votes in latest AP Poll after weekend defeat of USC

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:55:00 GMT

Oklahoma basketball: Sooners receive votes in latest AP Poll after weekend defeat of USC



Villanova atop AP poll after tumultuous week

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:38:45 GMT

Associated Press Villanova's unbeaten start now includes a No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 , while Arizona State is making a rapid rise into the top 10 under third-year coach Bobby Hurley. After a tumultuous week in which unanimous No. 1 Duke and No. 2 Kansas lost, the Wildcats (10-0) earned 41 of



The Top Twenty Five

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:08:55 GMT

The top 25 teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll, with first-place votes in parentheses, records through Dec. 10, total points based on 25 points for a first-place vote through one point for a 25th-place vote and previous ranking:



UT Vols basketball ranked No. 20 in polls

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:35:26 GMT

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes recaps the Vols win against Lipscomb Tennessee basketball moved up in the rankings on Monday, entering the USA TODAY Coaches Poll for the first time and sliding up in the Associated Press Poll. The Vols (7-1) are ranked No. 20 in the coaches poll this week after being unranked



Wisconsin loses guard Kobe King to season-ending knee injury

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 20:07:00 GMT

The team said Monday that freshman guard Kobe King would miss the rest of the season following left knee surgery. One of three promising newcomers to the roster this year, King averaged 5.2 points after playing in each of the first 10 games. Starting point guard D'Mitrik Trice was also scheduled



IU basketball Stock Watch: With 3s drying up, Hoosiers look inside

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:45:22 GMT

IU Insider Zach Osterman recaps the Hoosiers' 71-62 loss in Louisville. BLOOMINGTON – The Hoosiers landed coach Archie Miller's first-career Big Ten this week, before missing a chance to pick off Louisville on the road Saturday. Juwan Morgan continued his emergence, Indiana's shooting struggles



College basketball: Vermont to name Patrick Gym court after legendary coach Tom Brennan

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:27:39 GMT

Tom Brennan was hurriedly walking to Patrick Gym, sporting a new suit on his way from downtown Burlington to campus. The wind was whipping; the air bitterly cold; snow covering his feet. The way Brennan tells this story, like many others, is woven with laughter and (probably) a few embellishments. But



Oklahoma State's Goodwin is espnW's player of the week

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 14:27:01 GMT

Editor's note: Charlie Creme, Graham Hays and Mechelle Voepel each vote to determine espnW's national player of the week, which is awarded every week of the women's college basketball season. Guard Loryn Goodwin will be playing for Oklahoma State for just one season. But what a season that



Bill Self's hints of 'change' more complicated than just flipping a switch

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:30:34 GMT

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self did not earn his Hall of Fame jacket or eclipse the 600-win mark by being wishy-washy throughout his career. But after watching his team suffer back-to-back losses last week to Pac-12 teams Washington and Arizona State, he appears to be considering tweaking the way his



When each of the remaining unbeaten teams will lose

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:18:00 GMT

John Gasaway ESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal Follow on Twitter We're fascinated by undefeated teams because going undefeated for any considerable period of time



Basketball opponents are exposing Gophers defense

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:26:00 GMT

There were times last season when the Gophers flirted with being the Big Ten's top defensive team. They had the size and length on the perimeter to make it tough on opponents. They digested scouting reports and took away the best scoring options for other teams. So why have they fallen off so far



Family Four Packs Available for Men's Basketball Game vs. Mercer on Dec. 17

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:50:00 GMT

PHILADELPHIA -- Hey Explorer fans! Be sure to bring the family out to the La Salle University men's basketball game against Mercer at Tom Gola Arena at TruMark Financial Center on Sunday, Dec. 17!



UConn Men: Five Takeaways From Win Over Coppin State

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 11:00:00 GMT

The UConn men have a good record, but give off a bad vibe. That's not unheard of in college basketball this time of year, but it's not a typical state of affairs for the Huskies. The suggestion they don't play hard, recently addressed by observers inside and outside the program, is troubling



Buffs Aim To Get Back On Track Tuesday Vs. Toreros

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

BOULDER — Almost without warning, crunch time has arrived for the Colorado basketball team. Tad Boyle's Buffs now have just three games remaining before they open Pac-12 play, with two of those on tap this week at home: Tuesday's 6 p.m. matchup with San Diego and Friday's 6 p.m. tilt with



UAlbany Men's Basketball Back in Mid-Major Top-5, Places at #4

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men's basketball team rose two spots to #4 in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major National Rankings on Monday, its second top-5 ranking of the season. UAlbany came up two spots from #6 last week.  The Great Danes have been in the top-6 each of the last three weeks. The Great



Five Things to Know: Wisconsin vs. Western Kentucky

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin looks to bounce back from rare back-to-back home losses when it hosts Western Kentucky on Wednesday at the Kohl Center. Since 2001, this is just the fifth time the Badgers have dropped two straight at home. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. (CT) on FS1. Up next, the Badgers take an