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Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:44:46 PST
NEW YORK (AP) -- The selection committee for the NCAA Tournament is planning to give a look at its top 16 seeds in February, one month before the 68-team field locks in on March 12.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 20:05:10 PST
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The ball - and No. 17 Duke's final chance to tie - bounced off Jayson Tatum's foot and right to North Carolina State star freshman Dennis Smith Jr.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 21:07:28 PST
An undefeated season, 20 consecutive victories and that No. 3 ranking aside, the Gonzaga Bulldogs think they can be better. Zach Collins had 13 points and Gonzaga remained the nation's only undefeated Division I team with an 83-64 victory over Portland in a game Monday night that was rescheduled because of a winter storm earlier this month. The Bulldogs are now 8-0 in West Coast Conference play.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 16:10:17 PST
Arizona sophomore guard Allonzo Trier sat out the first 19 games of the season for reasons not made clear until last week. Now that Trier has been cleared to play after testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, Wildcats coach Sean Miller is able to elaborate on the process and the need to be so tight-lipped through it. Trier was expected to be the key cog for No. 7 Arizona after bypassing a chance at the NBA to return for his sophomore season.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 14:34:33 PST
West Virginia's breakneck pressure defense is starting to wear down the Mountaineers, too. West Virginia has gotten sloppy both defending the basket and holding onto the ball, and opposing offenses are figuring out ways to get through the press. The Mountaineers lost twice last week and fell 11 spots to No. 18 in The Associated Press poll on Monday.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:02:02 PST
Kentucky is returning to the site of one of its more stunning losses in the last few years. When the Wildcats visited Knoxville last season, they blew a 21-point lead and lost 84-77 to a Tennessee team that went on to finish the year with a 15-19 record. Kentucky assistant coach Kenny Payne acknowledges that head coach John Calipari has reminded players about that collapse as the Wildcats prepare for Tuesday's return trip.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:19:55 PSTCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina coach Frank Martin injured guard PJ Dozier could return for the 23rd-ranked Gamecocks against Auburn on Tuesday night.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:06:15 PST
The secret to how Illinois State became one of the nation's biggest surprises is hardly a secret at all. The Redbirds are also quietly playing as well as anyone in the country - especially on defense. Illinois State (16-4, 8-0 MVC) has won nine straight, a stretch that includes a win over Valley powerhouse Wichita State, and is 8-0 in the league for the first time since 1983.
Mon, 23 Jan 2017 09:49:39 PST
Villanova and Kansas remain the top two teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll while Gonzaga moved up to third. The Wildcats (19-1) beat Seton Hall and Providence last week and received 35 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel on Monday. This is the seventh week on top this season for Villanova.
Sun, 22 Jan 2017 14:18:57 PST
As the first half wound down, point guard Edmond Sumner headed to the end of the Xavier bench, sat down and winced. Not bad enough to keep him from frustrating the Hoyas again. Sumner led a second-half surge that swept No. 22 Xavier to an 86-75 victory over Georgetown on Sunday, ending the Musketeers' longest losing streak in three years.