Illinois’ defense spurs 79-74 win over No. 9 Michigan State

Sports 02/06/19, 02:20

Illinois coach Brad Underwood had tears in his eyes after his Illini upset Tom Izzo's ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans."Michigan State is a great team, and Tom is a great coach," Underwood said. "They're everything I want to be."Ayo Dosunmu scored 24 points, and the Illini used its swarming defense to ...

No. 1 Tennessee beats Missouri 72-60 for 17th straight win

Sports 02/05/19, 23:13

Admiral Schofield and Grant Williams scored 13 points each as No. 1 Tennessee defeated Missouri 72-60 on Tuesday night to extend its school-record winning streak to 17 games.Tennessee (21-1, 9-0 SEC) has the longest active winning streak of any Division I team. This latest victory also enabled Rick Barnes to ...

Mann scores 22, No. 22 Florida State beats Syracuse 80-62

Sports 02/05/19, 22:25

Terance Mann scored 22 points, Mfiondu Kabengele added 18 and No. 22 Florida State beat Syracuse 80-62 on Tuesday night.Florida State (17-5, 5-4 Atlantic Coast Conference) won its fourth straight after starting conference play with four losses in five games, including consecutive setbacks on the road to Boston College and ...

Big 12 events receive approval for sponsorship increase

Basketball 02/05/19, 19:58

An Oklahoma City event sponsorship committee is distributing more funds for Big 12 Conference events this year than in the past.The Convention and Visitors Bureau's event sponsorship committee on Feb. 1 approved an increase in subsidies for Big 12 women's basketball to help with marketing and to boost the city's ...

Washington’s Matisse Thybulle: artist with eye for defense

Basketball 02/05/19, 17:12

One of Matisse Thybulle's favorite hobbies is photography, and his eye for creativity is not isolated to the viewfinder of a camera or the screen of a phone.It carries over to the basketball court where the senior for surging Washington finds himself part of the conversation when the subject turns ...

Focus shifts to college basketball with football finished

Basketball 02/05/19, 13:53

The Super Bowl marked the official end of the football season. Now it's time for college basketball's turn in the spotlight.Sports fans crazed with football for five months need something to fill the void, and college basketball is a perfect fit. Star players have established themselves, conference races are heating ...

Judge dismisses ex-UConn coach Ollie’s complaint over firing

Sports 02/05/19, 13:13

Former University of Connecticut men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie has lost a bid to stop the school from unilaterally ending arbitration proceedings related to his firing if he files a racial discrimination complaint against UConn.Federal Judge Kari Dooley in Bridgeport on Monday approved a motion by UConn to reject Ollie's ...

No.2 Duke and No. 3 Virginia get high-profile rematch

Basketball 02/05/19, 02:06

Duke and Virginia played one of the college basketball season's most entertaining, high-level games just two weeks ago.The rematch comes Saturday. No. 2 vs. No. 3, Final Four favorites playing with the ACC lead potentially on the line.Find a TV. This one's going to be good.The Blue Devils won the ...

No. 18 Texas Tech routs cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50

Sports 02/04/19, 23:57

Brandone Francis scored a season-high 16 points and No. 18 Texas Tech overwhelmed cold-shooting West Virginia 81-50 on Monday night.The Red Raiders (18-5, 6-4 Big 12), who lost four of their previous five Big 12 games, took control with a 13-0 run midway through the first half. That was part ...

McMahon shoots No. 16 Cardinals past No. 11 Hokies, 72-64

Sports 02/04/19, 21:15

Ryan McMahon scored 12 points in a span of 83 seconds in the second half and No. 16 Louisville used a 14-3 run to pull away and beat No. 11 Virginia Tech 72-64 on Monday night.It is the Cardinals' 15th consecutive victory against the Hokies.McMahon had scored just three points ...

No. 1 Baylor hangs on against No. 14 Texas 74-68

Sports 02/04/19, 21:12

Moon Ursin scored 20 points and top-ranked Baylor held off a furious fourth-quarter rally by No. 14 Texas to get a tough 74-68 win Monday night and put a huge gap between the Lady Bears and the rest of the league in their chase for a ninth consecutive Big 12 ...

Ex-Vols coach Cuonzo Martin downplays return to Tennessee

Basketball 02/04/19, 16:34

Missouri's Cuonzo Martin is downplaying his return to Tennessee as a visiting coach for the first time since the end of his own tenure coaching the Volunteers.Martin already faces enough of a challenge trying to upset the No. 1 Vols (20-1, 8-0 SEC). Tennessee takes a school-record 16-game winning streak ...

UConn falls to 5th in women’s Top 25; Louisville is No. 2

Sports 02/04/19, 13:04

UConn has dropped to fifth in The Associated Press women's basketball poll — its lowest ranking in nearly 12 years — after suffering its second loss of the season.The Huskies (19-2) lost to then-No. 3 Louisville last week and fell to their worst ranking since Feb. 12, 2007. UConn moved ...

Tennessee remains at No. 1, top 4 unchanged in Top 25

Basketball 02/04/19, 12:03

Tennessee remains at No. 1 for the third straight week and the top four are unchanged in The Associated Press men's basketball poll.Losses by Michigan and Michigan State led to a shake-up in the rest of the top 10.The Volunteers received 48 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel ...

Princeton’s Alarie scores 45, sets Ivy single-game record

Basketball 02/04/19, 03:14

Bella Alarie starred on Broadway.Princeton's junior center had a record-setting game, breaking the Ivy League's single-game scoring mark with a 45-point effort against Columbia on Friday.She hit 20 of 28 field goal attempts and is now one of two players in Princeton basketball history to score at least 45 points, ...

Okpala scores 30 to help Stanford hold off Cal 84-81

Sports 02/03/19, 18:37

KZ Okpala scored a career-high 30 points and had eight rebounds, and Stanford held on to beat California 84-81 on Sunday.Bryce Wills added 16 points and Daejon Davis scored 14 for Stanford (11-10, 4-5 Pac-12). The Cardinal have won three of four.Justice Sueing had 23 points and seven rebounds for ...

Gillespie’s career game carries No. 14 Villanova past Hoyas

Sports 02/03/19, 14:29

Collin Gillespie hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Paschall had 24 to keep No. 14 Villanova unbeaten in the Big East with a 77-65 victory over Georgetown on Sunday.The Wildcats (18-4) have won 10 straight games and are 9-0 in the conference for the first ...

TOP 25 REWIND: Big 12 race heats up heading into final month

Sports 02/03/19, 13:57

Kansas made a late-season push to clinch its record 14th straight Big 12 title a year ago. The Jayhawks may need a similar run to make it 15 in a row.The Big 12 race has tightened up heading into the final month of the regular season, with five teams within ...

Mason 40 points as Baylor beats TCU 90-64 for 6th win in row

Sports 02/02/19, 22:21

Makai Mason made nine 3-pointers, the most by a Big 12 player this season, and scored a career-high 40 points as Baylor stretched its winning streak to six games with a 90-64 victory over rival TCU on Saturday night.The Bears (15-6, 6-2 Big 12) won their fifth consecutive Big 12 ...

No. 1 Tennessee gets 16th straight win, 93-76 against A&M

Sports 02/02/19, 22:08

Grant Williams scored 22 points and No. 1 Tennessee set a school record with its 16th straight win, beating Texas A&M 93-76 on Saturday night.The Volunteers (20-1, 8-0 Southeastern Conference) surpassed the 15-game streak they had from February 1915 to January 1917 and are off to their best start in ...

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