Tied in Pac-12, USC and UCLA meet with tourney implications

Sports 02/27/19, 19:16

Jaylen Hands wouldn't change a thing in this rockiest of seasons for UCLA. Not even losses to Belmont and Liberty that contributed to the firing of coach Steve Alford.After many starts and stops, the Bruins appear to be on the upswing behind the sophomore guard's leadership, along with sophomore Kris ...

Iowa coach Fran McCaffery suspended 2 games

Basketball 02/27/19, 15:52

Iowa has suspended coach Fran McCaffery for two games for yelling at an official in a hallway heading to the locker room following Tuesday's loss at Ohio State.Hawkeyes athletic director Gary Barta announced the move on Wednesday, which will sideline McCaffery for upcoming games against Rutgers and Wisconsin. The Big ...

Wide-open race for women’s basketball player of year

Sports 02/27/19, 02:30

With a few weeks left in the regular season, the college women's basketball player of the year race is wide open.Take your pick. There's a little bit of something for everyone with talented post players, guards and wings.Usually at this point in the season, there's a clear-cut choice for player ...

Langford scores 22, Hoosiers beat No. 19 Badgers in 2OT

Sports 02/27/19, 00:33

Romeo Langford made the go-ahead layup with under a second to go in the second overtime, and Indiana upset 19th-ranked Wisconsin 75-73 on Tuesday night.Langford, a freshman guard, had 22 points and seven rebounds. Justin Smith had 12 points and six rebounds, and Rob Phinisee and Alijami Durham scored 11 ...

West Virginia upsets TCU 104-96 in 3OT thriller

Sports 02/26/19, 22:24

TCU's Jamie Dixon and his team came to Morgantown needing to take care of business.The Horned Frogs failed, falling to West Virginia 104-96 in a triple-overtime thriller behind standout performances from Derek Culver and Jordan McCabe on Tuesday night to soften their bubble.The possible bursting of the Horned Frogs' (18-10, ...

DA: SU’s Jim Boeheim at or near speed limit in fatal crash

Sports 02/26/19, 21:39

Onondaga County District Attorney William Fitzpatrick says the investigation into the fatal crash last week involving Syracuse men's basketball coach Jim Boeheim is nearly complete and speed was not a factor.Fitzpatrick told The Associated Press on Tuesday night the accident reconstruction has determined Boeheim was traveling within the speed limit ...

No. 20 Virginia Tech topples No. 3 Duke with Zion out

Sports 02/26/19, 21:30

Ty Outlaw hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 88 seconds left and No. 20 Virginia Tech beat No. 3 Duke 77-72 on Tuesday night while Blue Devils star freshman Zion Williamson sat out his second straight game with a sprained right knee.Kelly Blackshear Jr. had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and ...

Florida hopes to avoid letdown following late-season surge

Sports 02/26/19, 17:27

Florida spent the last two weeks piecing together a solid NCAA Tournament resume. Vanderbilt and Georgia could tear it apart.After winning a season-high four straight, including road victories over Alabama and then-No. 13 LSU, the Gators (16-11, 8-6 Southeastern Conference) now face the last two teams in the Southeastern Conference ...

Kansas still in Big 12 title hunt with 3 games left to play

Sports 02/26/19, 16:44

Bill Self seemed to be searching the air inside Allen Fieldhouse for an answer, trying in vain to think back nearly 15 years to a time Kansas did not control its own destiny in the Big 12 title race."I don't know that I can remember a time," Self said at ...

Governor: No position on Ole Miss players’ anthem kneeling

Basketball 02/26/19, 16:18

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he hasn't given much thought about the University of Mississippi basketball players who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest a pro-Confederate gathering on campus.Bryant tells The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's been away in Washington and dealing with the aftermath Mississippi storms. He ...

Beilein and Izzo talk about state of game on PodcastOne

Basketball 02/26/19, 13:21

Their in-state rivalry is as friendly as it is competitive, and that's the way both Michigan coach John Beilein and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo like it.The two coaches talk to AP sports writer Larry Lage on the latest episode of PodcastOne Sports Now on the eve of Sunday's showdown ...

Basketball players sue ‘Fortnite’ game makers over dance

Basketball 02/26/19, 11:07

Two former University of Maryland men's basketball players are suing the makers of "Fortnite," claiming the video game's creators misappropriated a dance they popularized online. The federal lawsuit, filed Monday in Maryland, accuses North Carolina-based Epic Games Inc. of unfairly profiting from the "Running Man Challenge" dance that Jared Nickens and ...

Auriemma to miss 2nd consecutive game due to illness

Basketball 02/26/19, 10:49

UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma says he will miss his second consecutive game with a stomach virus.The second-ranked Huskies (25-2, 13-0 American Athletic Conference) face Wichita State on the road Tuesday night.The Hall of Famer issued a statement saying he is expects to be back on the sideline Saturday ...

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 24 Wofford debuts as Top 25 team

Sports 02/26/19, 02:42

Wofford coach Mike Young knew his team had returning talent good enough to contend for a Southern Conference championship.Yet the 24th-ranked Terriers are flirting with accomplishing even more.They earned the first AP Top 25 ranking in program history with the latest poll release Monday and enter the week with a ...

No. 15 KU tops No. 16 K-State 64-49 to maintain Big 12 hopes

Sports 02/25/19, 23:09

Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 14 rebounds to cement his front-runner status for Big 12 player of the year, and No. 15 Kansas pounded No. 16 Kansas State 64-49 on Monday night to keep alive its hopes of a 15th consecutive conference championship.Devon Dotson added 16 points and fellow ...

Vassell leads No. 18 Florida St.’s late run past Notre Dame

Sports 02/25/19, 22:43

Florida State was sluggish for much of the night, showing signs of a team that was worn down by playing for the third time in seven days.Coach Leonard Hamilton looked down the bench and found a rested freshman to pick up the Seminoles.Devin Vassell scored 13 points, sparking Florida State's ...

Shayok leads Cyclones past Oklahoma 78-61

Basketball 02/25/19, 22:35

After a pair of puzzling home losses, Iowa State finally looked as formidable as it usually does at Hilton Coliseum.Senior Marial Shayok scored 21 points and Iowa State rolled past Oklahoma 78-61 on Monday night, snapping a two-game losing streak and a rare two-game skid at home.Talen Horton-Tucker had 18 ...

No. 1 Baylor routs 18th-ranked Texas 64-35

Sports 02/25/19, 21:06

Kalani Brown had 19 points with 12 rebounds and top-ranked Baylor beat No. 18 Texas 64-35 in the first home game for the Lady Bears since clinching another Big 12 championship outright. Monday nightBaylor (26-1, 16-0 Big 12) won its 18th consecutive game overall, the nation's longest active winning streak. ...

Duke’s Williamson to miss 2nd straight game with knee injury

Sports 02/25/19, 15:21

Duke freshman Zion Williamson will miss a second straight game with a mild right knee sprain he suffered last week.Coach Mike Krzyzewski said Monday that the national player of the year candidate won't play Tuesday night when the third-ranked Blue Devils visit No. 20 Virginia Tech.Williamson was hurt in the ...

SEC ref explains photo of himself posing with LSU T-shirt

Basketball 02/25/19, 14:19

Southeastern Conference referee Anthony Jordan has told the league he didn't mean to show favoritism toward any particular school when he posed for a picture holding an LSU T-shirt five years ago while traveling abroad.The photograph circulated on social media among disgruntled Tennessee fans after LSU beat the Volunteers 82-80 ...

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