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No. 1 Duke has to 'wake up' to pull away from Portland State

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:09:27 -0500

No. 1 Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over surprisingly tenacious Portland State on Thursday to open the Phil Knight Invitational.


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Bruce Pearl still refusing to interview with Auburn officials and legal counsel

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:02:43 -0500

Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl says his staff has done “a lot” but sources close to school’s president say he hasn’t interviewed with legal counsel.


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No. 9 North Carolina routs Portland 102-78

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:54:36 -0500

Luke Maye scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Joel Berry II added 18 points.


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Western Kentucky upsets No. 18 Purdue 77-73 in Bahamas

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:49:28 -0500

Darius Thompson scored 12 points and hit two clinching free throws with 5.1 seconds left to help Western Kentucky upset No. 18 Purdue 77-73 in the consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis



Notre Dame clips Wichita State in thrilling Maui Invitational final

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 02:19:39 -0500

No. 12 Notre Dame rallied from a 16-point deficit to beat No. 6 Wichita State 67-66 in the Maui Invitational championship game.


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University of Louisville is considering doing away with the school's Athletic Association

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:26:15 -0500

In an email exchange, interim President Greg Postel and trustee David Grissom talk about possible getting rid of the athletics board all together


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Nick Richards latest Kentucky freshman to shine

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:30:04 -0500

Freshman have led No. 8 Kentucky in scoring every game this season, and it was Richards' turn in Friday's 86-67 win over Fort Wayne.


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Louisville basketball | University says Brian Bowen will not play for Cardinals

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:35:06 -0500

Suspended freshman wing Brian Bowen is one of the players at the center of the FBI probe into corruption in college basketball recruiting.


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Donald Trump calls LaVar Ball an 'ungrateful fool'

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:24:40 -0500

The president waited more than 24 hours to tweet after Ball's interview on CNN.


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Vanderbilt basketball gets another 5-star signee in Simi Shittu for 2018 class

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:33:48 -0500

Simi Shittu joined Brentwood Academy's Darius Garland, who signed with the Commodores last week.


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LaVar Ball adds to public spat with President Trump during CNN interview

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 01:36:56 -0500

On "CNN Tonight" with Chris Cuomo, the elder Ball fails to thank the president for any assistance in getting son, LiAngelo, released from China.


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Donald Trump fires back at LaVar Ball: 'I should have left them in jail!'

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:57:57 -0500

The President fired back at LaVar Ball on Sunday after Ball downplayed his role in helping three UCLA basketball players return to the U.S. safely from China.


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Donald Trump takes the bait, and LaVar Ball's Big Baller Brand wins again

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:33:33 -0500

LaVar Ball trolled President Trump only to see the President extend the Ball family reach even further.


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No. 5 Villanova beats Western Kentucky 66-58 in the Bahamas

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:48:57 -0500

Jalen Brunson scored 18 points to help No. 5 Villanova beat Western Kentucky 66-58 in Wednesday's opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis


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Georgia Tech facing more NCAA woes, Moore to miss 2 games

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:35:40 -0500

Georgia Tech facing more NCAA troubles, announces guard Justin Moore to miss 2 games for undisclosed rules violation, assistant coach LaBarrie placed on paid administrative leave



LaVar Ball's master NBA plan takes hit with LiAngelo Ball suspension

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:41:04 -0500

LiAngelo Ball wasn't on draft lists before the China shoplifting, but his indefinite suspension at UCLA will make a climb to the pros even harder.


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What to watch for in college basketball's Feast Week

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:30:22 -0500

Holiday tournaments mark the week in college hoops, including the PK80, the Maui Invitational and the Battle 4 Atlantis.


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Outlooks for the Top 25 teams in the USA TODAY preseason college basketball poll

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 15:46:02 -0400

Want to get more information about the Top 25 of the preseason Amway Coaches Poll? Here are outlooks for each of the schools in the rankings.


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Duncan, Stockton headline college hoops Hall of Fame class

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:11:03 -0500

Tim Duncan and John Stockton, who became stars in college and icons in the NBA, headline the 2017 class that was inducted into the Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame


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Duke remains No. 1 in latest USA TODAY men's basketball poll

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:11:29 -0500

A big win against then-No. 2 Michigan State has bolstered Duke's hold on No. 1 in the latest USA TODAY men's basketball poll.


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UCLA returns home to sparse crowd after week of turmoil in China

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 18:51:23 -0500

UCLA won an overtime thriller, but the topic of conversation at Pauley Pavilion was focused elsewhere.


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Donald Trump tweets at UCLA basketball players: 'You're welcome'

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:51:36 -0500

Donald Trump on Thursday told three UCLA basketball players to "have a great life" after they apologized Wednesday for their actions in China.


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UCLA players need to sit for a good long time and then earn their way back

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 07:58:13 -0500

UCLA announced indefinite suspensions for LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, and they need to be significant


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UCLA players arrested in China thank Donald Trump for his assistance

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:21:39 -0500

As part of their apologies, the players mentioned Donald Trump, who wondered on Twitter earlier Wednesday whether he would receive their thanks.


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College hoops coaches association hopes to overcome perception that everyone is guilty

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 18:55:47 -0500

The NABC believes the vast majority of its coaches are doing things right and being unfairly lumped in with the coaches who aren't.


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Charleston downs Sam Houston 59-49 behind Pointer

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:32:21 -0500

Marquise Pointer scored 12 points, including a go-ahead jumper, Nick Harris scored 11 with eight rebounds, and the College of Charleston beat Sam Houston State 59-49 to win the consolation semifinals of the 2017 GCI Great Alaska Shootout






Carter gets 20, West Virginia beats winless Marist 84-78

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:09:07 -0500

Jevon Carter had 20 points, Sagaba Konate added 14, and No. 23 West Virginia survived an upset bid by winless Marist, beating the Red Foxes 84-78 in the opening round at the Advocare Invitational


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Justice scores 28 to lead ASU to a 92-90 win over Kansas St.

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:45:50 -0500

Kodi Justice scored 19 of his 28 points in the second half to lead Arizona State to a 92-90 victory over Kansas State on Thursday in the Las Vegas Invitational



Texas holds off Butler 61-48 in the PK80

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:07:08 -0500

Andrew Jones had 16 points and Texas held off Butler down the stretch for a 61-48 victory on Thursday at the Phil Knight Invitational tournament


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DeJesus, Fall lead UCF past Nebraska 68-59

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:34:33 -0500

Ceasar DeJesus scored 15 points, 7-foot-6 center Tacko Fall had 11 points and eight rebounds, and Central Florida downed Nebraska 68-59 in a first-round game Thursday at the Advocare Invitational.UCF is off to its best start since 2010-11


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Terrell lifts Rhode Island past No. 20 Seton Hall, 75-74

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 21:19:51 -0500

Jared Terrell made a running layup with 5.2 seconds left to give Rhode Island a 75-74 victory over No. 20 Seton Hall in the second game of the Preseason NIT


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Washington State edges Saint Joe's 75-71 on late 3-pointer

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:55:22 -0500

Malachi Flynn hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 5 seconds remaining, lifting Washington State to a 75-71 victory over Saint Joseph's after the Cougars rallied from a 20-point first-half deficit in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy













































Virginia routs Vanderbilt in Preseason NIT, 68-42

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:14:15 -0500

Kyle Guy scored 18 points to lead Virginia to a 68-42 win over Vanderbilt in the first game of the 2017 Preseason NIT Thursday in New York


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