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UMBC shooting past expectations in Odom's first year

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:00 PST

The UMBC men's basketball team has the nation's most accurate 3-point shooter, and he has a problem. It is very much a First World Problem. It bothers him just the same.(image)

Northwestern handles Iowa with ease in 89-54 win

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:45:00 PST

Northwestern coach Chris Collins is having fun watching Bryant McIntosh have fun.

McIntosh partook in plenty of that Sunday night.

The point guard bounced a blink-of-an-eye pass to a galloping Gavin Skelly that Skelly subsequently finished with a two-handed dunk, much to the delight of the mostly...


College basketball: Ohio State gets first Big Ten win against Michigan State

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:15:00 PST

JaQuan Lyle made five of seven shots from behind the three-point line and scored 22 points as Ohio State pulled away down the stretch and beat Michigan State, 72-67, on Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, for the Buckeyes' first Big Ten Conference win this season. 

Marc Loving and Jae'Sean Tate each added...


UConn women now look for another streak: 5 national titles

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:57:00 PST

Now that UConn has broken its own NCAA record with 91 wins in a row, the four-time defending national champion Huskies can look toward trying to extend their other impressive streak.

They want to get back to Dallas for a chance to win five titles in a row — something no women's team has ever done.


State hoops roundup (Jan. 14): Towson hangs on to defeat Northeastern

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:18:00 PST

Arnaud William Adala Moto made 12 of 13 free throws and finished with 24 points and seven rebounds, John Davis added 16 points and the host Towson men's basketball team held off Northeastern, 74-67, on Saturday.(image)

Men’s Basketball: Mount St. Mary’s uses second-half surge to sink St. Francis

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 17:36:00 PST

MSM guard Alexander, transfer from East Carolina, goes for 16 points(image)

UConn Women Put 91 In Books; Breeze Past SMU, 88-48

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:25:28 PST

The buzzer sounded and history was complete, another lopsided victory for the program that doesn't lose.

Yet as fans lingered and cheered and held signs in honor of the UConn women's basketball team, the post-game celebration was muted. There were interviews on the court, questions about the 91st...


College basketball: Louisville upends Duke; Gonzaga downs St. Mary's

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:45:00 PST

Anas Mahmoud had a career-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, Donovan Mitchell added 15 points and No. 14 Louisville shot 59 percent in the second half to top No. 7 Duke, 78-69, on Saturday in Louisville, Ky. 

Mitchell had the touch from beyond the arc, making consecutive three-pointers while scoring...


Northwestern teammates grieve, honor Jordan Hankins in victory over Indiana

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 08:12:00 PST

Northwestern point guard Ashley Deary drove to the basket with one second remaining to hit a layup as time expired to end the first quarter. She tapped her heart and pointed to the rafters.

That was for Jordan.

Everything on Saturday at Welsh-Ryan Arena was for Jordan.

Players wore white T-shirts...


Navy women capture 5th straight win

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:11:00 PST

An 8 for 11 effort from 3-point range in the first half staked the Navy women's basketball team to a double-digit lead at intermission in an eventual 76-41 victory over Lafayette Saturday night at Alumni Hall in Annapolis. The victory was the fifth in a row for the Mids (12-5, 5-1 Patriot League)...


Georgetown Holds Off UConn, 72-69

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 13:30:00 PST

After playing some of its best basketball of the season to build a double-digit lead, the UConn men fell apart, unable to stand up to the physical, intense nature of old Big East basketball.

"We played a great 24 minutes," coach Kevin Ollie said, "and after that our defense and our discipline went...


Starr and Davis lead Towson to first CAA win, 83-56 over Delaware

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:38:00 PST

The Towson Tigers have been struggling of late, but Thursday night's first home game of the new year proved to be just what they needed.(image)

Digest: Mount St. Mary's men beat Fairleigh Dickinson, 77-70, earn first-place tie

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:50:00 PST

Elijah Long had 14 points and a career-high 12 assists, and sparked a late 7-0 run to push the Mount St. Mary's men's basketball team to a 77-70 victory over Fairleigh Dickinson.

The win moves the host Mountaineers (6-12, 4-1) into a first-place tie with the Knights (6-10, 4-1) and LIU Brooklyn...


Notre Dame rallies late to beat Miami; Northwestern tops Rutgers

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:33:00 PST

V.J. Beachem sank the go-ahead basket and made the clinching steal as No. 20 Notre Dame rallied from a four-point deficit in the final 2 1/2 minutes to beat Miami 67-62 on Thursday night.

The Fighting Irish (15-2, 4-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) outscored Miami 10-1 down the stretch to earn their...


Mids take it to Loyola in Baltimore

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:25:00 PST

Navy men's basketball has been making itself right at home in Reitz Arena of late. Loyola must be wondering why it doesn't seem to have a home-court advantage when the visitors from Annapolis come to town.

Junior swingman Shawn Anderson scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense while sophomore...


Former Terp Lexie Brown has ACC record and has Duke climbing

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:04:00 PST

Lexie Brown's father is best known for his creative dunks. The daughter of Dee Brown is drawing attention for making a more mundane shot with uncommon consistency.(image)

Digest: Darley's 29 points boost UMBC's record in conference to 3-0

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 23:11:00 PST

Will Darley (Dulaney) scored a season-high 29 points, including seven 3-pointers, as visiting UMBC (12-4, 3-0 America East) earned an 84-68 men's basketball victory over Hartford (5-12, 0-2) on Wednesday night. The 3-0 start in league play equals UMBC's best in 14 years of America East competition;...


Roll continues for hot-shooting Mids

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:51:00 PST

Navy beats Loyola for 4th straight win(image)

College basketball roundup: Louisville holds off Pittsburgh, 85-80

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:50:00 PST

Quentin Snider scored 22 points, including two free throws with 25.3 seconds remaining, and Deng Adel made a free throw eight seconds later as No. 14 Louisville survived Jamel Artis’ career-high 43 points to outlast Pittsburgh, 85-80, on Wednesday night. 

The host Cardinals (14-3, 2-2 Atlantic...


Miles Bridges-led Michigan State tops No. 24 Minnesota; Loyola loses

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:31:00 PST

Miles Bridges scored all 16 of his points in the first half, helping Michigan State build a huge lead it used to cruise to a 65-47 victory over No. 24 Minnesota on Wednesday night in East Lansing, Mich.

The Spartans (12-6, 4-1 Big Ten) started the night in a five-way tie atop the conference with...


FSU assistant defends Duke's Grayson Allen: 'I know what a dirty play is and I was not the victim of one'

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:25:00 PST

Duke guard Grayson Allen appeared to shove a Florida State assistant coach to the ground while falling out of bounds Tuesday night, but the Seminoles’ Dennis Gates took to Twitter the following morning to state he was not the victim of a “dirty play” by Allen.

“I misread Grayson Allen's speed the...


Chalk Up Win No. 90 In A Row As UConn Blows Out USF, 102-37

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:44:00 PST

In the afterglow of a historic night, cheering fans held signs marked with "90" and the XL Center video board displayed messages from Huskies of the recent past.

Amid the revelry, Geno Auriemma was grinning. His current team matched a revered record set by one of his former teams and the UConn...


College basketball roundup: Mountaineers take down No. 1 Baylor

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:20:00 PST

Nathan Adrian broke out of a shooting slump with a career-high 22 points, and No. 10 West Virginia blew out No. 1 Baylor, 89-68, Tuesday night at Morgantown, W.Va., in the Bears’ first game as the top-ranked team in program history.

Baylor (15-1, 3-1 Big 12) committed a season-high 29 turnovers...


Navy women's basketball is running and gunning

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:20:00 PST

Pemper implements up-tempo style that has Mids averaging 70 points per game(image)

Digest: Thomas leads Morgan State past Florida A&M, 62-59

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 22:06:00 PST

Kyle Thomas (Milford Mill) matched his career-high with 19 points to lead visiting Morgan State (6-10, 3-0 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) to a 62-59 victory over Florida A&M (4-12, 2-1) on Tuesday night. The Bears' third straight victory gave them a 3-0 MEAC record for the first time since the...


Women's Basketball: Zeps powers Green Terror past Swarthmore

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 17:57:00 PST

McDaniel went on an 8-2 run after Swarthmore tied the game early in the fourth quarter to capture a 55-51 Centennial Conference women's basketball win Tuesday in Swarthmore, Pa.

Senior Karli Zeps, who was held scoreless on Saturday for the first time since her freshman season, posted a double-double...


State hoops roundup (Jan. 9): Coppin State men hold off Bethune-Cookman

Mon, 9 Jan 2017 20:55:00 PST

Joshua Treadwell scored 18 points and Chas Brown had a late go-ahead dunk to help Coppin State to a 76-73 win over host Bethune-Cookman on Monday night.(image)

Northwestern women's basketball player Jordan Hankins found dead

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:36:00 PST

Northwestern women's basketball player Jordan Hankins was found dead in her room on campus Monday afternoon, the school said. The sophomore from Indianapolis was 19.

Evanston police are investigating, but the school said in a statement there was no evidence of foul play. The Cook County Medical...


State hoops roundup (Jan. 8): Nolan Gerrity perfect from field to lead UMBC men over Maine

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 19:52:00 PST

Nolan Gerrity scored 18 points on 9-for-9 shooting, Jairus Lyles had 17 points and 10 rebounds, and host UMBC beat Maine, 75-64, on Sunday.(image)

College basketball: No. 20 Purdue ends No. 13 Wisconsin's nine-game winning streak

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:55:00 PST

Caleb Swanigan had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 20 Purdue get past No. 13 Wisconsin, 66-55, on Sunday, ending the Badgers' nine-game winning streak. 

The Boilermakers (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten) have won nine of 10 overall and three consecutive in this series. 

Ethan Happ had 17 points and Nigel...


Eight players ejected after brawl in Utah State-UNLV women's game

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:04:00 PST

Eight players were ejected from a women's basketball game between Utah State and UNLV on Saturday night after a brawl that started with 1:10 left in the third quarter.

UNLV's Katie Powell and Utah State's Antonia Robinson were ejected for fighting and three players from each team were ejected for...


Power outage delays UCLA women's top 15 matchup with Washington

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 14:40:00 PST

A power outage has delayed the start of the women's college basketball game between No. 9 UCLA and No. 12 Washington by one hour. 

The Pac-12 game Sunday in Seattle was originally was scheduled to begin at 2 p.m, but there was a massive power failure around the university district. Power was restored...


Lacey, Abdullah lead way as Navy picks up first Patriot League win

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:59:00 PST

Midshipmen lead from start to finish in beating Colgate, 67-55(image)

State hoops roundup (Jan. 7): Morgan pulls away from Bethune-Cookman, 69-63

Sun, 8 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PST

Phillip Carr had 25 points and eight rebounds Saturday night and Morgan State pulled away with a late run to beat host Bethune-Cookman, 69-63, in men's basketball.(image)

College basketball: Duke beats Boston College in first game without Coach K

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 19:10:00 PST

Freshman Jayson Tatum matched a season high with 22 points, and No. 8 Duke held on to beat Boston College, 93-82, on Saturday in Jeff Capel’s season debut as Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s temporary replacement.

Grayson Allen had 12 points and 11 assists, and the Blue Devils had six double-figure...


Mississippi State coach Ben Howland saves woman from overturned vehicle

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 15:50:00 PST

Mississippi State men's basketball coach Ben Howland took a break form leading his team to leading a rescue effort to save a woman from an overturned car on the side of a slushy highway on Friday.

According to a tweet posted by the team, the woman's vehicle flipped directly in front of the team...


Notre Dame remains undefeated in ACC with 75-70 win over Clemson

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:07:00 PST

V.J. Beachem tied his career-high with 22 points and No. 23 Notre Dame remained undefeated in the Atlantic Coast Conference with a 75-70 victory over Clemson on Saturday in South Bend, Ind.

Matt Farrell added 15 points for the Irish (14-2, 3-0) including a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left for the...


Men's Basketball: McDaniel holds on against Franklin & Marshall to reach .500

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 17:31:00 PST

Franklin & Marshall high-scoring guard Brandon Federici turned in his usual standout performance, but Kevin Yrizarry was more than anybody probably expected to be Saturday afternoon.

Yrizarry put on a workman-type of performance for the McDaniel College men’s basketball team, leading the Green...


Kiernan emerges as a key contributor for Navy basketball

Sat, 7 Jan 2017 17:22:00 PST

Sophomore forward was a member of the development team last season(image)

Mamadou Ndiaye plays in reserve role for Saint Peter's basketball squad

Fri, 6 Jan 2017 12:46:00 PST

Mamadou Ndiaye grew up in North Carolina and his athletic pursuits were limited to pickup games in football and soccer.

His family moved to Laurel when he was in eighth grade and Ndiaye played organized sports for the first time when he started with basketball at Eisenhower Middle School on Briarwood...


Nebraska beats Iowa in 2 OT, off to best league start since 1976

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 21:08:00 PST

 Glynn Watson Jr. scored a career-high 34 points, Tai Webster made the go-ahead free throw in the last minute of the second overtime, and Nebraska held off Iowa 93-90 on Thursday night.

The Cornhuskers (9-6, 3-0 Big Ten) followed up surprising road wins over Indiana and Maryland with a victory...


Anemic offense has Navy men behind eight ball

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 18:25:00 PST

Navy is putting itself behind the eight ball in the Patriot League men’s basketball race, and an anemic offense is the biggest reason why.

The Midshipmen saw another conference opportunity fall by the wayside amidst a flurry of missed shots and turnovers.

Senior forward Justin Alston led a balanced...


State hoops roundup (Jan. 5): Last-second 3-pointer lifts Loyola men over Lehigh

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 19:45:00 PST

Andre Walker hit a 3-pointer with eight-tenths of a second left Thursday night to give visiting Loyola Maryland its only lead of the game in an 84-83 Patriot League victory over Lehigh.

The Mountain Hawks (7-7, 2-1) took the lead 45 seconds into the game, and were ahead until Walker made the 22-foot...


The problems, the power and the potential of Duke basketball's tumultuous season

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:10:00 PST

On Wednesday night, Duke showed the full breadth of both its foibles and its powers, all of its thorny problems and its mammoth potential. In the final game before coach Mike Krzyzewski undergoes back surgery scheduled for Friday, the Blue Devils welcomed back tripping recidivist Grayson Allen...


College basketball roundup: No. 1 Villanova falls to Butler

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 22:40:00 PST

Kethan Savage scored five of his 13 points during a decisive seven-point run to give No. 18 Butler a 66-58 victory over No. 1 Villanova on Wednesday night at Indianapolis, ending the Wildcats’ 20-game winning streak. 

Butler (13-2, 2-1 Big East Conference) improved to 4-0 against ranked opponents...


College hoops roundup: Morgan State edges Norfolk state to begin MEAC slate

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:59:00 PST

Kyle Thomas hit the game-winning shot with 30 seconds left and Phillip Carr had a career-high 29 points with 12 rebounds as Morgan State beat visiting Norfolk State, 58-56.(image)

Duke tops Georgia Tech in Coach K's sendoff and Grayson Allen's return

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 18:49:00 PST

Grayson Allen had 15 points and seven assists in his return from a one-game suspension for tripping an opponent, and No. 8 Duke routed Georgia Tech 110-57 on Wednesday night in coach Mike Krzyzewski's final game before leaving the team to have back surgery.

Jayson Tatum scored 19 points to lead...


UConn Closes In On 90-Win Record In 90-45 Win Against East Carolina

Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:03:45 PST

For decades, college basketball's magic number was perceived as unassailable.

The UCLA men's basketball team, guided by the legendary John Wooden, won 88 consecutive games from 1971 to 1974. The record stood as the gold standard in NCAA Division I basketball, season after season after season.



Jay Bilas says this will be THE year for Northwestern basketball. Is he right?

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 16:57:00 PST

For years, for decades, forever, Northwestern basketball has been on the outside looking in.

Now, with a shade less than half of their season in the books, the Wildcats are on the inside looking out. Which is to say they did enough in November and December for bracketologists to project them as...


Big Ten basketball: Power rankings shift after wild start to conference play

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 05:05:00 PST

Shannon Ryan ranks the Big Ten basketball teams.


No. 13 Wisconsin defeats No. 25 Indiana; Texas Tech upsets West Virginia

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:31:00 PST

Ethan Happ scored 19 points and Bronson Koenig added 17 on Tuesday night to lead No. 13 Wisconsin past No. 25 Indiana 75-68 in Bloomington, Ind.

The Badgers (13-2, 2-0 Big Ten) have won nine straight.

De'Ron Davis, Juwan Morgan and Robert Johnson each finished with 12 points to lead the Hoosiers...


College basketball roundup: No. 7 Mountaineers fall

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 22:45:00 PST

Anthony Livingston made a three-pointer from the corner with 4.6 seconds left in overtime to give Texas Tech a 77-76 victory over No. 7 West Virginia on Tuesday night. 

Jevon Carter missed a desperation shot for the visiting Mountaineers, who had won eight straight. 

Nathan Adrian made a three-pointer...


Men's Basketball: Green Terror gearing up for second act

Tue, 3 Jan 2017 17:27:00 PST

McDaniel romps Emmanuel with Centennial play set to resume(image)

State hoops roundup (Jan. 2): James Madison routs Towson men, 64-44

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 20:31:00 PST

Jackson Kent scored 23 points as host James Madison (4-11, 2-0 Colonial Athletic Association) routed visiting Towson (8-7, 0-2), 64-44.

Justin Gorham had a career-best eight points and Arnaud William Adala Moto had a game-high 10 rebounds for the Tigers, who didn't have a player score in double...


Navy men beaten at buzzer by Holy Cross

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 18:23:00 PST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Patrick Benzan drove the lane and threw up an off-balance layup that rolled in at the buzzer as Holy Cross rallied to defeat Navy 51-50 on Monday night.

Benzan scored five of his 12 points off the bench in the last 1:01, hitting a jumper that pulled the Crusaders to 50-48...


Navy women slip past Holy Cross

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:14:00 PST

Condie's 3-pointer is difference in victory(image)

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski takes leave to have back surgery

Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:17:00 PST

Hall of Fame Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is stepping away from the team to have lower back surgery.

The school announced Monday that the procedure is scheduled for Friday, with an anticipated recovery time of four weeks. Krzyzewski will coach Wednesday night's game against Georgia Tech before handing...


Minnesota upsets No. 15 Purdue in overtime; DePaul falls to St. John's

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 16:50:00 PST

Nate Mason scored 31 points, and Eric Curry scored seven of his 10 in overtime as Minnesota upset No. 15 Purdue 91-82 on Sunday.

The teams traded baskets to begin the extra period before a Curry basket began an 11-0, victory-clinching run that snapped the Boilermakers' seven-game winning streak.


Mids look for first league win at Holy Cross

Sun, 1 Jan 2017 18:53:00 PST

The Navy men's basketball team will try to get its first league victory when it visits reigning Patriot League champion Holy Cross on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Hart Center in Worcester, Mass. Navy is 0-6 away from Alumni Hall so far this season.

Navy (5-8, 0-1 Patriot League) dropped its league opener,...


Towson undone by turnovers, UNCW's Ingram in second half to lose CAA opener, 76-67

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:41:00 PST

If the Towson men's basketball team was using Saturday's game against defending conference champion UNC-Wilmington as a measuring stick, then it still has a little bit of work to do.(image)

Duke and North Carolina lose in upsets; Notre Dame edges Pitt in OT

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 13:32:00 PST

Steve Vasturia knocked down a 3-pointer from the wing with 2.5 seconds left in overtime to rally No. 24 Notre Dame past Pittsburgh 78-77 on Saturday.

The Panthers took a 77-75 lead on a runner by Jamel Artis with 41 seconds to play. Vasturia missed a shot but grabbed his own rebound with 21 seconds...


Brunson's career-high 27 lifts No. 1 Nova over Bluejays

Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:43:00 PST

It was New Year's Eve, but it sure felt like March to Josh Hart and the rest of the top-ranked Villanova Wildcats.

The defending national champions overcame an early 10-point deficit, Hart's slow start and a frenzied crowd to defeat No. 10 Creighton 80-70 on Saturday.

"It's good to get in here,...


Mids fall to Bison yet again

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 19:16:00 PST

Bucknell beats Navy for 14th time in 15 meetings(image)

College basketball: No. 3 Kansas edges TCU on the road

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 22:20:00 PST

Frank Mason III scored 22 points and No. 3 Kansas won its 12th game in a row and 26th consecutive conference by beating Texas Christian, 86-80, to start Big 12 Conference play Friday night in Fort Worth. 

Senior Landen Lucas had 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help the Jayhawks (12-1,...


Men’s Basketball: MSM’s Miller still fine-tuning his shooting form

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 14:48:00 PST

Mountaineers senior forward and 3-point specialist always searching for success(image)

Dillon Brooks, Oregon are too much for USC, which loses first game of season

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:35:00 PST

USC discovered in a little more than one half Friday night what UCLA had needed 39 minutes 59 seconds to learn.

Matthew Knight Arena is the place where undefeated seasons go to die.

The No. 22 Trojans were maimed by No. 21 Oregon, 84-61, ending their unbeaten run in lopsided fashion two days after...


State hoops roundup (Dec. 29): Mount men beat Blackbirds at buzzer to open NEC play

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Chris Wray drove the length of the court for a layup as time expired and Mount St. Mary's opened Northeast Conference play with a 67-65 win over host Long Island-Brooklyn on Thursday.(image)

NC State women hold on to 70-62 upset over No. 2 Notre Dame

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 20:26:00 PST

Dominique Wilson scored 18 points to help North Carolina State upset No. 2 Notre Dame 70-62 on Thursday night, snapping the Fighting Irish's 35-game winning streak against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents.

Miah Spencer added 17 points for the Wolfpack (11-3), who never trailed and led by 19...


Midshipmen excited about early conference test

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 16:04:00 PST

Navy opens against defending regular season champion Bucknell(image)

Second-ranked UCLA takes a harsh shot, losing in final second to No. 21 Oregon

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:50:00 PST

The boxing metaphor Coach Steve Alford likes to use finally came into play nearly two months into the season.

UCLA discovered how it would respond after getting punched in the mouth Wednesday night at Matthew Knight Arena. The Bruins rose with a bloody lip and a few wobbly teeth, delivering several...


College basketball: No. 1 Villanova avoids upset; No. 6 Louisville and No. 16 Indiana lose

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:40:00 PST

Josh Hart scored 25 points and Jalen Brunson added 13 as No. 1 Villanova barely held off visiting DePaul, 68-65, on Wednesday night, the Wildcats' 19th consecutive win. 

The Wildcats (13-0, 1-0 Big East) looked rather pedestrian playing for the first time in a week. But thanks to Hart, considered...


Legacy recruit Butler leaves Navy basketball program

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:35:00 PST

Freshman forward was the son of all-time great Vernon Butler(image)

No. 14 Wisconsin beats Rutgers; Michigan State rallies to top Minnesota in OT

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 20:47:00 PST

Nigel Hayes scored 20 points, Zak Showalter added 18 and No. 14 Wisconsin used an active start on the defensive end to build an early lead and defeat Rutgers 72-52 on Tuesday night in Madison, Wis.

Hayes scored 12 points in the first half, when the Badgers (12-2) opened with a 16-4 run over the...


Pac-12 basketball is guaranteed fresh, but its first-year players come with a one-season sell-by date

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 16:45:00 PST

It’s the Year of the Freshman in the Pac-12 Conference. Too bad only a handful will become sophomores.

Not since Kevin Love, James Harden, O.J. Mayo, Jerryd Bayless and Ty Abbott roamed the hardwood nine years ago has the Pac-12 featured so many high-end freshmen.

Enjoy them while they’re here.


Digest: Morgan State men fall at Loyola Marymount in men's basketball

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:51:00 PST

Steven Haney scored 22 of his 24 points in the second half to help Loyola Marymount beat Morgan State, 70-49, in men's basketball Monday night in Los Angeles.

Haney scored 18 of LMU's first 22 points of the second half — including four 3-pointers. He was 7-for-10 from the field, including 4-for-6...


Illinois enters Big Ten opener at Maryland on a roll

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 04:20:00 PST

After Illinois beat Missouri on Wednesday to finish the nonconference schedule on a six-game winning streak, senior Malcolm Hill acknowledged the starkly different perception of the team from just a few weeks prior.

"A lot of people were probably nervous when we lost three straight," Hill said....


Shannon Ryan's AP Top 25 college basketball ballot: Louisville makes a statement

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 09:12:00 PST

Few games were played during the holiday week, and few changes were made in my Associated Press Top 25 ballot.

The top five remain intact with Villanova leading the way. One team that made a statement: Louisville, which beat Kentucky in a 73-70 thriller.

How big of a bump did the Cardinals receive?...


UConn Women: Rebounding Exploits Of Williams And Collier Make Impression On Samuelson

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:12:00 PST

There are moments on the court when Katie Lou Samuelson is like the rest of us, marveling at the acrobatic act surrounding her.

On one side, Gabby Williams is soaring through the air in pursuit of a rebound. On the other side, Napheesa Collier is extending her long arms and chasing every ball that...


San Diego State defeats San Francisco to win Diamond Head Classic

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 19:45:00 PST

Zylan Cheatham had 16 points and 11 rebounds to help San Diego State beat San Francisco 62-48 on Sunday night for the Diamond Head Classic championship. 

San Diego State (8-4) made nine three-pointers against the Dons to set a tournament record with 29 long-range baskets over three games. 



Illinois State cruises to 3rd place in Diamond Head Classic

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 17:41:00 PST

Paris Lee scored 18 points, Deontae Hawkins added 16 and Illinois State cruised past Tulsa 68-56 on Sunday for third place in the Diamond Head Classic.

Illinois State (8-4) opened the game on a 16-0 run and Tulsa (6-6) didn't get on the board until freshman Joseph Battle hit a 3-pointer at the...


Digest: UMBC men nip JMU, 62-61, in hoops; Loyola beats UMass-Lowell

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 20:25:00 PST

Jairus Lyles had 22 points, six rebounds and four assists, and Joe Sherburne scored 18 points to help UMBC (9-3) hold on for a 62-61 win over host James Madison (1-11) on Friday. The Dukes' Joey McLean missed with five seconds left and K.J. Maura secured the defensive rebound to seal the win. The...


No. 14 Wisconsin easily defeats Florida A&M after eight-day layoff

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 21:15:00 PST

Reserve D'Mitrik Trice scored 14 points while Vitto Brown finished with 11 points and eight rebounds as No. 14 Wisconsin breezed past Florida A&M, 90-37, on Friday night in Madison, Wis. 

The game came after an eight-day layoff for the Badgers (11-2) as they finished final exams. But they showed...


Shannon Ryan's Big Ten power rankings

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 05:48:00 PST

Tribune writer Shannon Ryan ranks the Big Ten men's basketball teams as of Dec. 22, 2016.


USC needs overtime against Wyoming to keep perfect record intact

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:30:00 PST

As he dribbled the ball up the court in the final seconds of overtime in Friday night’s Las Vegas Classic final, USC point guard Jordan McLaughlin scanned the Wyoming defense and recognized that he wanted to take the last shot himself and eschew Coach Andy Enfield’s suggestion.

“Coach was calling...


State hoops roundup (Dec. 22): Mount beats Coppin State, 87-49, to end eight-game skid

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:35:00 PST

Will Miller scored 16 points off the bench to lead five players in double figures as host Mount St. Mary's raced past Coppin State, 87-49, on Thursday night.(image)

Navy scores season low in loss to Hartford

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:49:00 PST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jason Dunne hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 points and had five steals and Hartford defeated Navy 63-54 on Thursday.

The Hawks (5-8), winners of three straight, knocked down 11 of 30 3-pointers and held the Midshipmen to 3 of 23 (13 percent).

J.R. Lynch had a layup...


Duke suspends Grayson Allen indefinitely after he trips an opponent for the third time in a year

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:50:00 PST

Duke suspended Grayson Allen indefinitely from the team Thursday, one day after he was caught tripping an opponent — his third such incident in a year.

In a brief statement announcing the suspension, Coach Mike Krzyzewski said the program “needed to take further steps regarding his actions that...


College basketball: No. 24 Cincinnati rallies for an overtime victory over Marshall, 93-91

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 20:50:00 PST

Troy Caupain rebounded his missed shot and made a short jumper with 0.7 of a second left in overtime Thursday night, rallying No. 24 Cincinnati to a 93-91 victory over visiting Marshall. 

The Bearcats (10-2) trailed by as many as 15 points in regulation and held the lead only briefly, 75-74,on...


Bogues, Phelan among first-timers on Naismith Hall of Fame ballot

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 01:48:00 PST

Former Dunbar point guard Muggsy Bogues, the shortest player in NBA history at 5 feet 3, and former Mount St. Mary's coach Jim Phelan are among the first-time candidates announced Tuesday by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The first-year slate also includes shooting guard Tracy McGrady,...


State college hoops roundup: Towson men fall to Nevada, 81-72, in holiday classic

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST

Deshaun Morman tied a career high with 18 points, but Towson lost, 81-72, to host Nevada in a men's basketball game at the South Point Holiday Classic on Wednesday.(image)

UConn Women Breeze Into Break, Bounce Nebraska

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 07:10:00 PST

LINCOLN, NEB. — This has been five weeks of tests for the young UConn women’s basketball team, challenges from the best teams in the country and even lessons in games against inferior opponents.On Wednesday, the Huskies took the floor at Pinnacle Bank Arena with 10 victories behind them and the...


Men’s Basketball: Success at Salisbury part of plan for Barcikowski

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:19:00 PST

Fresh off his half-court buzzer beater, Liberty grad helping Sea Gulls reach new heights(image)

Missing top scorer, Morgan State can't keep up with Penn State

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:08:00 PST

It was the sixth loss in the last seven games for the Bears, who played their second straight without leading scorer Tiwian Kendley.(image)

College basketball roundup: Louisville finally beats Kentucky

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:00:00 PST

Quentin Snider scored a career-high 22 points, including a key drive with 1 minute 44 seconds remaining, and Jaylen Johnson and Donovan Mitchell combined for four points in the final 16 seconds to help No. 10 Louisville beat No. 6 Kentucky, 73-70, on Wednesday night in the 50th battle for Bluegrass...


UCLA is good enough against Western Michigan to keep its perfect start

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 22:59:00 PST

As UCLA piled up win after win in the season’s early going, players and coaches sounded the same refrain: The Bruins wanted to elevate themselves from a good team to a great one.

They weren’t even passable for stretches Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion. There were bad passes, missed shot after...


Iowa coach apologizes for walking off the court without shaking hands

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 09:47:00 PST

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery walked off the court after the win and waved for his team to follow him to the locker room without shaking hands with North Dakota's players and coaches.

It was a jarring ending to an otherwise vanilla game that the Hawkeyes won 84-73 on Tuesday night.

McCaffery was irritated...


State hoops roundup (Dec. 20): Navy women fall, 68-64, in overtime

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:11:00 PST

Sarita Condie made a 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds left in regulation to force overtime, but the Navy women's basketball team was outscored 8-4 in the extra period and fell, 68-64, to host George Mason on Tuesday night.(image)

Northwestern rolls over IUPUI 87-65; Iowa walks off court

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:55:00 PST

Northwestern enjoyed a dominant effort from its big men on both ends of the floor Tuesday night in an easy 87-65 victory over IUPUI at Welsh-Ryan Arena.

Led by Gavin Skelly and Barret Benson, the Wildcats' interior stifled the Jaguars from start to finish, winning the rebound battle 47-37 while...


No. 25 Notre Dame beats Colgate and gives player a surprise family reunion

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:10:00 PST

V.J. Beachem had the bounce-back game he needed Monday night for No. 25 Notre Dame.

Beachem scored 20 points to help the Fighting Irish snap a two-game slide with a 77-62 win over Colgate in South Bend, Ind.

Beachem, who averages 15 points per game, returned to form after a four-point performance...


Digest: UMBC men earn record-setting hoops win over The Citadel, 120-111 in 2OT

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 22:22:00 PST

Jarius Lyles scored 32 points and had 20 rebounds as host UMBC finally pulled away from The Citadel in the second overtime for a 120-111 victory Monday night.

Lyles became the first UMBC player to score 30 points and have 20 rebounds in a Division I game. UMBC also set a school record for most...