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College basketball: Wisconsin drops another road game, falling to Michigan State

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:00:00 PST

Nick Ward had 22 points and nine rebounds, Miles Bridges added 17 points and Matt McQuaid added a season-high 15 to help Michigan State beat No. 16 Wisconsin, 84-74, on Sunday in East Lansing, Mich. 

The Spartans (18-11, 10-6 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games, moving them into a third-place...


Baylor coach Kim Mulkey walks back her message about sexual-assault scandal

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:13:00 PST

Kim Mulkey, the highly successful coach of the Baylor women's basketball team, is walking back comments she made Saturday. The remarks, a stirring and tone-deaf defense of the school as it faces allegations of sexual assault, received immediate and widespread condemnation.

"I hate that I used the...


Brianna Turner leads No. 5 Notre Dame past No. 8 Florida State for ACC title

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:43:00 PST

Brianna Turner scored 24 points to lead No. 5 Notre Dame to its fourth straight ACC regular season title with a 79-61 win over No. 8 Florida State on Sunday in South Bend, Ind.

Arike Ogunbowale added 19 points and Kathryn Westbeld had 14 for the Irish (27-3, 15-1 ACC), who will once again be the...


Men's Basketball: Coach's 'T' sparks Mount St. Mary's to take NEC title

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:44:00 PST

Pivotal 20-0 run helps Mountaineers celebrate 1st crown in 21 years(image)

Navy falls to Bucknell, will host Holy Cross in league tourney

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:01:00 PST

Navy to host Holy Cross in league quarterfinal(image)

Dixon scores 32 as Tribe holds off late Towson rally

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:23:00 PST

Playing without either of its two primary post players for the last two and a half minutes, William and Mary staved off a late Towson rally Saturday afternoon to win 83-79 and regain some momentum entering next week's Colonial Athletic Association tournament.

Daniel Dixon led the Tribe (16-13,...


State hoops roundup (Feb. 25): Jones' late basket beats Loyola

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:14:00 PST

Charlie Jones' only field goal in 40 minutes on the floor was a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left to lift American to a 64-62 win over Loyola Maryland on Saturday.(image)

College basketball: BYU upsets No. 1 Gonzaga; Kentucky takes over SEC lead

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:40:00 PST

Eric Mika had 29 points and 11 rebounds to help Brigham Young upset No. 1 Gonzaga, 79-71, in Spokane, Wash., on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs' quest to go undefeated in the final game of the regular season. 

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 19 points for Gonzaga (29-1, 17-1 West Coast), which was...


UCLA uses a hearty effort to gain measure of revenge with win at Arizona

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 21:30:00 PST

The free throw dropped through the net and Bryce Alford pounded his chest with his hand, UCLA’s lead having grown to an insurmountable four points with only 1.2 seconds left.

It was all about heart for the Bruins on Saturday night.

The heart to continue the defensive improvement that has carried...


Brown dazzles as Miami Hurricanes upset No. 10 Duke

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:55:00 PST

Their win against Virginia earlier this week had them dancing in the locker room.

The Miami Hurricanes win over Duke on Saturday likely assured they’ll be dancing in the NCAA Tournament.

Miami’s men’s basketball team, which had already once this season blown a lead against the powerhouse Blue Devils,...


Big-shot mentality for Tech's Seth Allen emerged as an overmatched, undersized kid

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:10:00 PST

Even if the street lights were flickering on, the rim was a little harder to see as the evening shadows grew longer or the raindrops got harder to ignore, Seth Allen always had to hit the last shot.

He couldn’t leave his neighborhood playground court in Woodbridge when he was a kid until he did...


Nation's only deaf men's college basketball team on verge of first March Madness

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:24:00 PST

The most successful men's basketball team in Gallaudet history is chasing ghosts again, and they aren't hard to find.

Players can't avoid that team banner inside their campus field house, the one with two small entries on a mostly blank expanse of blue, recognizing conference championships in 1919...


Cinderella is getting written out of the March Madness story

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:17:00 PST

College basketball undergoes constant evolution, a form of Darwinism that can turn well-established fixtures into long-forgotten relics.

The four-year superstar went the way of the dodo. The notion of geographical alignment of conferences vanished. Playing the Final Four in an actual basketball...


Creighton's Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in alleged sexual assault, Omaha police say

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 07:10:00 PST

Creighton basketball player Maurice Watson Jr. is a suspect in an alleged sexual assault in Omaha, police said Thursday.

According to an incident report, a 19-year-old woman said Watson had nonconsensual sexual intercourse with her in the bathroom of a midtown residence about 3 a.m. on Feb. 4....


Men’s Basketball: Loss leaves Mount St. Mary’s playing waiting game

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:30:00 PST

LIU Brooklyn keeps Mountaineers from clinching top seed in playoffs(image)

State hoops roundup (Feb. 23): UNCW beats Towson, 83-78, to clinch CAA regular-season title

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:53:00 PST

C.J. Bryce scored 28 points on 11-for-16 shooting, Devontae Cacok had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and UNC Wilmington clinched the Colonial Athletic Association regular-season title with an 83-78 victory over Towson on Thursday night.

UNCW (25-5, 14-3) scored on seven straight possessions, capped...


Ohio State upsets No. 16 Wisconsin; No. 5 Notre Dame women win

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:25:00 PST

C.J. Jackson scored 18 points on 4-for-4 shooting from 3-point range and Ohio State upset No. 16 Wisconsin 83-73 on Thursday night.

JaQuan Lyle had 17 points and Jae'Sean Tate added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Buckeyes (16-13, 6-10 Big Ten), who snapped a three-game losing streak and beat...


Mids defeated by American

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:50:00 PST

Navy stumbled down the stretch last season, losing five of its last six games. The Midshipmen dropped four straight to close the regular season then fell in the quarterfinals of the Patriot League Tournament.

That disappointing finish spoiled an otherwise positive campaign that saw the Mids win...


Mutual respect among Navy women's basketball seniors

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:22:00 PST

Condie, Kennedy and Swett have been catalysts of successful season(image)

Brionna Jones' jersey headed for the rafters of Xfinity Center

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Well, make that her Maryland jersey(image)

Brionna Jones through the years

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:00:00 PST

Aberdeen native and University of Maryland star Brionna Jones will have her U of Md.  jersey retired this Sunday.


State hoops roundup (Feb. 22): UMBC men upset Stony Brook, 65-52

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:19:00 PST

Jairus Lyles and Joe Sherburne each scored 13 points and host UMBC earned a wire-to-wire win, 65-52, over Stony Brook in an America East Conference game Wednesday night. The Seawolves (17-11, 12-3) already had clinched the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. The Retrievers (18-10, 9-6) remain...


No. 22 Butler rallies to stun No. 2 Villanova; Syracuse shocks No. 10 Duke

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:48:00 PST

Kelan Martin scored 22 points and fueled a stunning second-half rally to lead No. 22 Butler past No. 2 Villanova 74-66 on Wednesday night in Villanova, Pa., snapping the Wildcats' on-campus home winning streak at 48 games.

Kamar Baldwin added 15 points for the Bulldogs (22-6, 11-5 Big East), who...


Rick Pitino has to be restrained after exchanging words with a North Carolina fan

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:35:00 PST

As Louisville Coach Rick Pitino headed to the locker room with his team trailing North Carolina, 33-30, Wednesday night in Chapel Hill, N.C., a fan at Dean Smith Center yelled in his direction. 

Pitino quickly responded. He did not take kindly to what ESPN’s Maria Taylor later reported was the...


College basketball roundup: Cline goes deep for Purdue in OT

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:00:00 PST

Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night at State College, Pa. 

Cline made consecutive three-pointers to secure the sixth consecutive win for the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3 Big Ten). Tony Carr scored 21 points and...


UConn, Miss. St., Baylor, Notre Dame top seeds in early NCAA women's projection

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 18:30:00 PST

After a week full of upsets, the NCAA women's basketball committee revealed its projected top 16 seeds for the final time before selection Monday.

UConn, Mississippi State, Baylor and Notre Dame would be the top seeds if the season was over. It's the first time that the Irish are a No. 1 seed.


College basketball: No. 18 Virginia loses fourth straight, falling to Miami in overtime

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:40:00 PST

Bruce Brown made a 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds left in overtime and Miami beat No. 18 Virginia 54-48 on Monday night for the Cavaliers fourth straight loss. 

Brown scored 14 points to lead the Hurricanes (19-8, 9-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) to their third consecutive victory. Kamari Murphy and...


Gonzaga, Villanova, Kansas stay 1-2-3 in AP poll

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:25:00 PST

For the third straight week, Gonzaga, Villanova and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll.

It is the fourth week at No. 1 for Gonzaga (28-0), the only unbeaten team in Division I. The Zags received 59 first-place votes from the 65-member national media panel...


Loyola basketball erratic in overtime loss to Colgate

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 13:43:00 PST

For the Loyola Maryland basketball team, Sunday's matinee against Colgate featured two distinctly different halves to go along with overtime. Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, they lost two of the three periods.(image)

Towson's John Davis 'blessed' to be able to attend Senior Night after being shot in leg

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:51:00 PST

In what was supposed to have been the final home game of his Tigers career, John Davis instead was relegated to the bench, a week removed from taking a bullet in his right knee during an apparent drive-by shooting in Philadelphia.(image)

State hoops roundup (Feb. 18): Darley's record-breaking 10 3-pointers lift UMBC in win

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:18:00 PST

Will Darley (Dulaney) made a school-record 10 3-pointers and scored a career-high 38 points as host UMBC won, 108-102, over UMass Lowell (11-19, 5-10) in men's basketball Saturday.(image)

Army rallies from 25-point deficit to defeat Navy

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:54:00 PST

Fox leads way as Black Knights author greatest comeback in series history(image)

Condie leads Navy women to victory over Army

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:50:00 PST

Midshipmen seniors earn first Star game win(image)

Whew: UConn Women Get Win 101 In A Row, Barely, Beating Tulane, 63-60

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:24:00 PST

The 100th consecutive win was a celebration of the most iconic program in the sport.

As UConn beat South Carolina before a capacity crowd and national TV audience, the Huskies were perched at the top of the college basketball world. They seemed invincible, a program with four consecutive national...


College basketball roundup: Jayhawks close in on Big 12 title

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:00:00 PST

No. 3 Kansas never seems to be too far behind to rally for victories.

After another comeback victory against a top-10 team, the Jayhawks are probably too far ahead in the standings for anyone to keep them from winning their 13th consecutive Big 12 title. 

Landen Lucas made two free throws with...


Chris Webber, Rollie Massimino among the Hall of Fame finalists

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:09:00 PST

Chris Webber and Rollie Massimino are one step from the Hall of Fame.

The career 20-point-per-game NBA scorer and the coach who led Villanova to a stunning upset of Georgetown in the 1985 NCAA championship game were among the 14 finalists unveiled Saturday for this year's Basketball Hall of Fame...


Whether it's football or basketball, Army-Navy is always intense

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:20:00 PST

Fans flock to Naval Academy for sold out game in longtime rivalry(image)

Navy seniors seek to go undefeated in Star game

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:39:00 PST

Midshipmen have won three straight Star games against Black Knights(image)

In first game without John Davis, Towson stays hot with 85-66 win over Elon

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 19:06:00 PST

Whenever things settled down on the Towson bench during Thursday's comfortable 85-66 win over Elon at SECU Arena, senior John Davis loomed over everyone in his bright white shirt from the stool he'll be relegated to for the rest of the season.(image)

Michigan tops No. 11 Wisconsin; No. 7 Notre Dame women hold off Clemson

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 20:20:00 PST

Mo Wagner scored 21 points and Zak Irvin broke out of a slump with 18, helping Michigan beat No. 11 Wisconsin 64-58 on Thursday night.

The Wolverines (17-9, 7-6 Big Ten) have won three straight to boost their chances at making the NCAA Tournament.

The Badgers (21-5, 10-3) have lost consecutive...


College basketball: No. 1 Gonzaga remains perfect

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:30:00 PST

Nigel Williams-Goss scored 30 points Thursday night as undefeated and top-ranked Gonzaga cruised to a 96-61 victory over San Francisco at Spokane, Wash., extending the nation’s longest winning streak to 27 games. 

Przemek Karnowski added 23 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs. Gonzaga (27-0,...


Mark Gottfried is out at N.C. State

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:20:00 PST

Mark Gottfried couldn’t reverse North Carolina State’s two-year slide in time to save his job. 

The school said Thursday that the coach is out after the season. The move comes as a once-promising season continues to unravel, with the Wolfpack struggling to compete in Atlantic Coast Conference play...


Northwestern makes a believer out of Maryland coach Mark Turgeon

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:55:00 PST

Count Maryland coach Mark Turgeon as a believer.

After his team wiped out Northwestern 74-64 on Wednesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena, thanks mostly to the Wildcats’ cold shooting and Terrapins guard Melo Trimble’s 32 points, Turgeon took inventory of his opponent’s progress.

While surveying the...


Price with 19 as Lehigh upends Navy in Patriot showdown

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:26:00 PST

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Austin Price scored 19 points and led five players into double figures on Wednesday as Lehigh cooled off Navy 74-55 in a contest between teams seeking a home-court advantage in the upcoming Patriot League tournament.

Tim Kempton, Kyle Leufroy and Pat Andree each scored 12...


Jaunich equals career-high with 15 points as Navy women rout Lehigh

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:55:00 PST

Midshipmen have shot of setting single-season school record for Patriot League wins(image)

College basketball: Duke outlasts Virginia for 6th straight victory

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:30:00 PST

Jayson Tatum scored 21 of his 28 points in the second half and No. 12 Duke pulled away late to beat No. 14 Virginia, 65-55, on Wednesday night, the visiting Blue Devils’ sixth victory in a row. 

Luke Kennard added 16 points for Duke (21-5, 9-4 Atlantic Coast Conference).

London Perrantes scored...


Donald Trump will not fill out an NCAA tournament bracket

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:05:00 PST

It appears that President Trump is passing on March Madness. He will not continue his predecessor's annual tradition of filling out an NCAA tournament bracket on ESPN.

The network reached out to Trump's staff and invited the president to fill out a bracket on-camera, just as President Barack Obama...


State hoops roundup (Feb. 16): Jarred Jones leads Loyola past Bucknell, 78-77

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 21:14:00 PST

Jarred Jones (John Carroll) grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 23 points, including a go-ahead floater with 45 seconds left, and Loyola Maryland held off Bucknell, 78-77, on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid.(image)

Men's Basketball: Yrizarry paces Green Terror with 20 points in victory

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:09:00 PST

McDaniel senior comes up big in win over Gettysburg(image)

UConn reportedly talking about rejoining Big East, but football's in the way

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:25:00 PST

Connecticut has always been an odd fit in the American Athletic Conference, one of the two conferences that emerged from the ashes of the old Big East.

Forced into an all-sports marriage with unfamiliar schools such as Houston, Memphis, Tulane and Southern Methodist because of football, the Huskies...


College basketball: Kentucky gets payback against Tennessee

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:05:00 PST

Malik Monk had 20 points and a career-high eight rebounds, Derek Willis had 16 points and No. 13 Kentucky made 10 three-pointers in the first half to roll past Tennessee, 83-58, on Tuesday night at Lexington, Ky. 

Seeking to stay atop the Southeastern Conference, the Wildcats (21-5, 11-2) avenged...


No. 16 Purdue tops Rutgers; Kentucky, Florida roll to victories

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 20:44:00 PST

Center Isaac Haas had 24 points and 11 rebounds, and power forward Caleb Swanigan added 12 points and 17 rebounds, and No. 16 Purdue pulled away from Rutgers 74-55 on Tuesday night in West Lafayette, Ind.

Purdue (21-5, 10-3 Big Ten) led only 45-39 with just over 12:30 remaining, but from the 11:15 mark...


Towson senior John Davis to miss remainder of basketball season after being shot in leg

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:09:00 PST

Towson basketball star John Davis will miss the rest of the season after he was shot in the leg early Sunday morning in Philadelphia, Tigers coach Pat Skerry announced.(image)

State hoops roundup (Feb. 13): Coppin State men top Delaware State, 83-75

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:50:00 PST

Chas Brown scored 22 points to lead five players in double figures as the host Coppin State men's basketball team beat Delaware State, 83-75, on Monday night.

Terry Harris added 17 points, Tre' Thomas had 15, Keith Shivers 12 and Dejuan Clayton 10 for the Eagles (7-20, 6-6 Mid-Eastern Athletic...


College basketball: West Virginia blows 14-point lead late at Kansas

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 22:25:00 PST

Frank Mason III had 24 points, including two free throws to cap a frantic comeback from 14 down in the final three minutes of regulation, and No. 3 Kansas stunned No. 9 West Virginia, 84-80, in overtime Monday night to assume control of the Big 12 race. 

Devonte Graham added 18 points, hitting...


Northwestern's Scottie Lindsey won't return for Maryland game, source says

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 14:30:00 PST

Northwestern is back on track for its first NCAA tournament bid after perhaps the biggest victory in program history, leaving Madison, Wis., with a win over seventh-ranked Wisconsin.

But at least one key hurdle remains: getting swingman Scottie Lindsey back to full health.

Lindsey has missed the...


Villanova knows it can't relax as it seeks repeat of NCAA title

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:52:00 PST

Villanova coach Jay Wright hasn't shied away from discussing alternate realities with his No. 2 Wildcats.

After being the darlings of Philadelphia following their NCAA championship in March, the Wildcats have followed up this season with an impressive encore. A 75-62 victory Monday at DePaul was...


Northwestern pads NCAA tournament resume with big win at No. 7 Wisconsin

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:42:00 PST

Northwestern hopped a bus north in search of a big "W" this weekend.

The Wildcats found two at Wisconsin on Sunday — a big, shiny red one on the middle of the court inside Kohl Center, where they found the other in the form of a 66-59 upset victory that, barring a major meltdown, puts them in position...


UMBC's comeback falls short against first-place Vermont

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 15:03:00 PST

UMBC on Sunday rallied to nearly pull off the marquee win it has been searching for all season. In the end, however, the host Retrievers succumbed to the latest chapter of an agonizingly familiar storyline.(image)

Towson basketball player John Davis shot, released from hospital

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:40:00 PST

Towson basketball player John Davis was injured in an apparent drive-by shooting Saturday in Philadelphia, according to a news release sent by the school.(image)

Digest: UMBC women use second-half surge to beat Vermont, 64-52

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:57:00 PST

Te'yJah Oliver scored a game-high 20 points and visiting UMBC outscored Vermont 36-22 in the second half for 64-52 victory. Taylor McCarley added 14 points and a career-best 12 assists and Pandora Wilson scored 14 points for the Retrievers (13-12, 8-4 America East Conference), who have won eight...


Michigan defeats Indiana; Notre Dame, DePaul women keep win streaks alive

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 18:17:00 PST

Derrick Walton Jr. scored 25 points and Moritz Wagner had 11 points and 10 rebounds Sunday to lead Michigan past Indiana 75-63 in Bloomington, Ind.

The Wolverines (16-9, 6-6 Big Ten) won their second straight and just their 14th all-time win in Bloomington.

De'Ron Davis finished with 13 points...


Police: former Syracuse, Celtics center Fab Melo dead at 26

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:56:00 PST

Former Syracuse University and Boston Celtics center Fab Melo has died in his native Brazil, military police said Sunday. He was 26.

An emergency call Saturday night brought police and paramedics to Melo's house in Juiz de Fora, in the southeastern state of Minas Gerais, according to a police sergeant...


College basketball: SMU ends Cincinnati's 15-game winning streak

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:50:00 PST

Ben Emelogu made two three-pointers and sank the tiebreaking free throw in the game-deciding 15-0 run for No. 25 Southern Methodist, which beat No. 11 Cincinnati, 60-51, on Sunday to end the Bearcats' 15-game winning streak. 

The big spurt for the Mustangs (22-4, 12-1 American) came after Cincinnati...


State hoops roundup (Feb. 11): Towson tops Drexel, 69-65, for fourth straight victory

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:23:00 PST

John Davis scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Towson held off host Drexel, 69-65, on Saturday for its fourth straight victory.

Jordan McNeil scored eight straight points to give the Tigers (17-10, 9-5 Colonial Athletic Association) an 11-point lead with nine minutes to go before the Dragons...


Navy men able to escape Leopards

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:48:00 PST

Mids turn it around in second half(image)

No Big Ten team among top 16 in preliminary NCAA tournament seeding

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:23:00 PST

The NCAA Selection Committee peeled back the curtain Saturday to allow for the first time a glimpse of its inner workings a month ahead of the big reveal.

Showcased were the top 16 seedings for the NCAA tournament as the committee evaluated them when it met this month. Of course, these are subject...


Notre Dame tops No. 14 Florida State; UConn wins 99th straight game

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:37:00 PST

Bonzie Colson scored a career-high 33 points and grabbed 13 rebounds Saturday to help Notre Dame avenge a January loss to Florida State with an 82-74 win over the No. 14 Seminoles.

After snapping a four-game losing streak earlier in the week against Wake Forest, the Fighting Irish have now won...


UConn Women On Verge Of 100 Wins; Now That's Significant

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 08:31:00 PST

As the UConn women's basketball team approaches its 100th consecutive victory on Monday against South Carolina, we are reminded again what a momentous milestone it is.

In society, the number 100 holds special significance in a variety of ways. Here are a few of them.

Give 100 percent: This is the...


Sneak peek of March Madness bracket aims to give tournament an early boost

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:45:00 PST

People in Kansas probably love seeing their Jayhawks ranked among the top teams in the nation. UCLA fans probably don’t like the idea of the Bruins traveling across country to start the NCAA tournament.

A few smiles, a few grumbles, all of it works for the powers-that-be in college basketball.


Fenske delivers knockout blow for Mids

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 16:46:00 PST

Navy wins school-record 7th straight road game(image)

College basketball: Gonzaga beats Saint Mary's, 74-64; Kansas, Louisville avoid upsets

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 17:30:00 PST

Przemek Karnowski scored 19 points and No. 1 Gonzaga survived its toughest remaining obstacle to an undefeated regular season by beating No. 20 Saint Mary's, 74-64, on Saturday night in Moraga, Calif. 

Johnathan Williams added 17 points and Nigel Williams-Goss had 14 to help the Bulldogs (26-0,...


Five for Friday: Local men's basketball players having standout seasons

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 07:00:00 PST

Click on the photos above to see which men's basketball players who got their starts in the Baltimore area are having standout seasons.


Anderson gives back to community in his hometown

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:53:00 PST

Navy basketball star is co-founder of non-profit organization(image)

College basketball: Grayson Allen helps lift Duke past North Carolina

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 20:35:00 PST

Grayson Allen scored 25 points and No. 18 Duke beat No. 8 North Carolina, 86-78, on Thursday night in Durham, N.C. 

Luke Kennard added 20 points and freshman Jayson Tatum had all 19 of his points in the second half to help the Blue Devils (19-5, 7-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) win their fourth straight. 


State men's basketball: Late free throws help Towson beat Hofstra

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 01:28:00 PST

William Arnaud Adala Moto made five of six free throws in the final 11 seconds, the last two coming with three seconds left to give host Towson a 69-65 win over Hofstra on Thursday night.

Adala Moto finished with 11 points, Deshaun Morman had 13 and Mike Morsell 12 for the Tigers (16-10, 8-5 Colonial...


UCLA wipes out 19-point deficit to defeat Oregon, 82-79

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 22:55:00 PST

Lonzo Ball evaded the defender with a stepback move, coolly launching the 30-foot jumper from the left side of his head. He stood impassively as the shot sailed through the air in a high arc, his team’s fortunes riding the same trajectory.

The ball swished through the net. Ball could no longer...


Mids sweep away Greyhounds again

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 18:34:00 PST

Navy holds off Loyola(image)

Digest: Nelson earns 500th victory as Hopkins men's basketball coach

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:17:00 PST

Johns Hopkins defeated host Franklin & Marshall, 67-57, on Wednesday night to give men's basketball coach Bill Nelson his 500th win in 31 seasons at the school.

Nelson, 500-309 with the Blue Jays, earned his 600th win in 37 seasons overall on Jan. 18 at Washington College.

Assistant coach Ed Richardson...


College basketball: No. 6 Baylor avoids another upset with narrow win at Oklahoma State

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 21:20:00 PST

Johnathan Motley scored 24 points to help No. 6 Baylor hold off Oklahoma State, 72-69, on Wednesday night at Stillwater, Okla. 

The Bears (21-3, 8-3 Big 12 Conference) led by 13 points with 4 minutes 13 seconds to play but pressure defense by the Cowboys (15-9, 4-7) made it a close game.

The Cowboys...


No. 24 Xavier beats DePaul 72-61; Loyola loses to Evansville

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 22:55:00 PST

Trevon Bluiett scored 20 points, and No. 24 Xavier overcame its sloppy passing and pulled away to its fourth straight victory, 72-61 over DePaul on Wednesday night in Cincinnati.

The Musketeers (18-6, 8-3 Big East) kept it close with 19 turnovers, a symptom of their lack of depth at point guard....


Duke's Capel copes with father's illness during difficult season

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 17:13:00 PST

Mike Krzyzewski is back on Duke's bench, and the No. 18 Blue Devils host eighth-ranked North Carolina on Thursday. Cue the hype.

But before immersing ourselves in this incomparable college basketball rivalry, some words about Jeff Capel, Duke's associate head coach.

Capel steered the Devils to...


Hart helps No. 2 Villanova survive late Georgetown run

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 19:15:00 PST

Josh Hart scored 25 points and No. 2 Villanova held off a late Georgetown run in a 75-64 victory Tuesday night.

With Hart on a second-half scoreless skid, the Hoyas (13-12, 4-8 Big East) sliced a 17-point deficit to two and had the Wildcats reeling at the Pavilion. L.J. Peak buried a 3 and Rodney...


Georgetown basketball bus, SUV involved in crash in Howard County

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 09:28:03 PST

A bus carrying the Georgetown men's basketball team was involved in a crash on Interstate 95 in Howard County on Monday, Maryland State Police said.

The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. as the bus and a Lexus SUV were traveling north on I-95 near MD 100. The passengers in the Lexus, 49-year-old...


Navy-Loyola men's basketball capsule

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 17:44:00 PST


WHAT: Patriot League men's basketball

WHO: Loyola (13-10, 7-5) at Navy (13-11, 8-4)

WHEN: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Alumni Hall, campus of the Naval Academy

RADIO: WNAV (1430-AM, 99.9 FM)

SERIES: Navy leads 25-6 and has won five straight

NAVY NOTES: The Midshipmen are seeking a season...


Collier On Target, Leads UConn Women Past Cincinnati

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 19:35:00 PST

Napheesa Collier couldn't miss. She made UConn's first shot Tuesday night against Cincinnati, a layup 40 seconds into the game. She hit more layups. She hit a three-pointer in the second quarter.

When it was all done, after playing only 29 minutes, Collier went 10-for-10 from the field — the first...


College basketball roundup: Alabama wins in four overtimes

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 22:35:00 PST

Riley Norris scored six points in the fourth and final overtime period, including the go-ahead free throws with 56 seconds left, and Alabama outlasted No. 19 South Carolina, 90-86, on Tuesday night at Columbia, S.C.

Sindarius Thornwell finished with career highs of 44 points and 21 rebounds for...


College basketball: Virginia upends short-handed Louisville

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 21:15:00 PST

London Perrantes scored 18 points and No. 12 Virginia used a 22-5 run to begin the second half and beat fourth-ranked but short-handed Louisville, 71-55, on Monday night at Charlottesville, Va. 

Isaiah Wilkins added 13 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks for the Cavaliers (18-5, 8-3 Atlantic Coast...


No. 3 Kansas tops Kansas State; No 12 Notre Dame women win

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 20:36:00 PST

Frank Mason III had 21 points, Josh Jackson added 18 despite dealing with foul trouble, and No. 3 Kansas bounced back from a rare home loss to hold off Kansas State 74-71 on Monday night in Manhattan, Kan.

The Jayhawks (21-3, 9-2 Big 12) beat the Wildcats (16-8, 5-6) for the fifth straight time...


Wild weekend shuffles ranks, but Gonzaga stays No. 1

Mon, 6 Feb 2017 09:39:00 PST

Anyone who watches college basketball should know the top 25 will see some shuffling this week.

Five teams I had ranked in the top 10 last week lost with four falling to unranked teams. Also Northwestern drops out of Top 25 after losing to Purdue.

The steady mainstay? Top-ranked Gonzaga remaining...


No. 10 Wisconsin outmuscles Indiana for victory; UConn win streak hits 97

Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:48:00 PST

Ethan Happ scored 20 points, Nigel Hayes added 15 and 10 rebounds, and No. 10 Wisconsin outmuscled Indiana to hold on for a 65-60 win on Sunday.

Happ was 8 of 10 from the field to help the Badgers (20-3, 9-1 Big Ten) win their seventh straight game. Maryland's loss to Purdue on Saturday allowed...


No. 12 North Carolina beats No. 20 Notre Dame 83-76 in relocated game

Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:35:00 PST

North Carolina still looked at home Sunday, even as it played what was supposed to be an Atlantic Coast Conference home game roughly 50 miles from its arena.

Justin Jackson scored 16 points to help No. 12 UNC beat No. 20 Notre Dame 83-76 on Sunday in a game postponed a day and relocated from Chapel...


Morgan State falls out of first place after rally comes up short against NCCU

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 17:02:00 PST

Morgan State played North Carolina Central in a battle for first place in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference on Saturday.(image)

State hoops roundup (Feb. 4): Morsell's 3-pointer caps Towson's rally

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 19:34:00 PST

Eddie Keith II had 16 points on 5-for-7 shooting, John Davis had his second consecutive double double and Mike Morsell hit a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to help host Towson beat William & Mary, 82-80, on Saturday.

Morsell finished with 11 points, Davis also scored 11 to go with 15 rebounds,...


College basketball: No. 2 Baylor loses second in a row; No. 3 Kansas upset

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 17:30:00 PST

Kamau Stokes scored 15 points and Kansas State held off a late rally to hand No. 2 Baylor its first home loss of the season, 56-54, on Saturday in Waco, Texas. 

Stokes made both of the Wildcats' field goals in the final 6:29, including a baseline jumper with 1:40 to go off an inbounds pass with...


Men’s Basketball: Win streak halted as Mount upset by Central Conn.

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 18:59:00 PST

The Mount St. Mary’s men’s basketball team could play Central Connecticut for a third time this season if they meet in the Northeast Conference tournament.

But Mountaineers coach Jamion Christian would probably be OK with not having to face the Blue Devils again.

Central Connecticut shocked first-place...


Navy men have eight-game winning streak snapped

Sat, 4 Feb 2017 16:59:00 PST

Colgate survives late Mids rally(image)

College basketball: Stanford women beat USC to give Coach Tara VanDerveer her 1,000th win

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 20:15:00 PST

Tara VanDerveer became just the second NCAA women's coach to reach 1,000 career victories Friday night, when No. 8 Stanford beat USC 58-42 to give the Hall of Famer a major milestone to share with the home crowd at Maples Pavilion. 

VanDerveer joined the late Pat Summitt, a dear friend who died...


Notre Dame-UNC moved to Sunday in Greensboro due to Chapel Hill water shortage

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 16:19:00 PST

A water crisis in Chapel Hill, N.C., means a date and location change for Notre Dame's game against North Carolina.

The No. 20 Irish and No. 12 Tar Heels will play at noon Sunday at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum. The game was originally scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday at the Dean Smith Center in...


Towson coach Pat Skerry's autism awareness push spreading across college basketball

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:35:00 PST

The fashion trend sweeping through college basketball this weekend began partly with Towson's Pat Skerry.

Along with Texas Christian assistant coach Tom Herrion, a friend of Skerry's and former colleague at Pittsburgh, Skerry began wearing a blue puzzle-piece pin on his lapel in 2013 to raise awareness...