Florida seniors ‘extremely desperate’ to make NCAA tourney

Sports 03/05/19, 19:36

Florida seniors Kevarrius Hayes and Jalen Hudson exchanged texts Tuesday, trying to figure out exactly what they wanted to say to teammates before practice.They essentially only had one option.The Gators (17-12, 9-7 Southeastern Conference) are coming off their most disappointing loss of the season, a 61-55 setback at home to ...

Duke’s Williamson out for 4th straight game with knee injury

Basketball 03/05/19, 15:29

Duke star freshman Zion Williamson will miss his fourth straight game because of a mild right knee sprain.The school made the announcement about four hours before the fourth-ranked Blue Devils play host to Wake Forest in their home finale Tuesday night.Williamson was hurt in the opening minute of an 88-72 ...

3 get prison in college basketball recruiting scandal

Basketball 03/05/19, 12:57

Three men have received prison sentences in the widespread college basketball recruiting scandal that has tainted two dozen schools.Former Adidas executive James Gatto, business manager Christian Dawkins and amateur league director Merl Code were convicted of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in October for funneling illegal payments to families of ...

Texas Tech routs Texas 70-51, stays even with Kansas State

Sports 03/04/19, 23:32

Jarrett Culver scored 16 points, Matt Mooney added 15 and No. 8 Texas Tech stayed even with Kansas State atop the Big 12 with one game remaining in a dominating 70-51 win over Texas on Monday night.With his mom watching from the stands after traveling from the Dominican Republic on ...

No. 18 Kansas St still in Big 12 lead after 64-52 win at TCU

Sports 03/04/19, 23:16

Barry Brown had 16 points to lead four Kansas State players in double figures and the 18th-ranked Wildcats beat TCU 64-52 on Monday night to maintain a share of the Big 12 lead with one game remaining in the regular season.Kansas State (23-7, 13-4 Big 12) went ahead to stay ...

Long ball propels No. 2 Virginia over Syracuse 79-53

Sports 03/04/19, 21:11

Kyle Guy, Ty Jerome and De'Andre Hunter led a long-range assault, combining for 18 3-pointers as No.2 Virginia broke open a tight game in the second half and cruised to a 79-53 victory over Syracuse on Monday night.Virginia (27-2, 15-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), whose only two losses were to Duke, ...

Gophers to send off inspiring seniors McBrayer and Murphy

Sports 03/04/19, 19:33

The season, let alone Dupree McBrayer's entire college career at Minnesota, hasn't played out the way he planned it.When his mother, Tayra McFarlane, retired from her job as an assistant warden at a notorious New York City jail , her decision was driven by desire to attend as many of ...

No. 5 Tennessee has chance to accomplish several milestones

Basketball 03/04/19, 14:21

Tennessee never has earned back-to-back Southeastern Conference championships, a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament or a spot in the Final Four.Yet all three of those milestones are within reach for the fifth-ranked Volunteers as they head into the final week of the regular season."They started out about a ...

Zags, Cavaliers remain 1-2 in week of changes for Top 25

Sports 03/04/19, 12:03

Top 25 .The Bulldogs received 42 of 64 votes in the men's college basketball poll released Monday after finishing an undefeated run through the West Coast Conference. The Cavaliers had 21 first-place votes and No. 4 Duke, which fell a spot, had the remaining one.North Carolina and Tennessee both moved ...

College coaches look for agile big men in recruiting

Sports 03/04/19, 02:10

Coaches used to walk into a gym, see a big guy dominating the paint and want to recruit him right away. Get a talented big man who could play with his back to the basket and the program would be set offensively and defensively for the next few years.Oh, how ...

Nowell, No. 25 Washington hold off Stanford 62-61

Sports 03/03/19, 18:34

Jaylen Nowell scored 13 points but missed the front end of a 1-and-1 during a nervous finish for No. 25 Washington, which still held off Stanford 62-61 on Sunday for a weekend split in the Bay Area.Stanford star KZ Okpala missed an off-balance 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Huskies ...

Brazdeikis carries 9 Michigan past No. 17 Maryland 69-62

Sports 03/03/19, 18:03

Ignas Brazdeikis scored 21 points, Jon Teske had 11 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan beat 17th-ranked Maryland 69-62 Sunday to remain in the hunt for the Big Ten title.The Wolverines (26-4, 15-4) clinched a double-bye in the conference tournament and still have chance to overtake first-place Purdue. ...

Carlton, Gilbert lead UConn to 60-58 win over South Florida

Sports 03/03/19, 14:45

Josh Carlton scored 16 points and pulled down nine rebounds as UConn held off South Florida 60-58 on Sunday.Alterique Gilbert added 15 for the Huskies (14-15, 5-11 American), who won despite failing to make a 3-point basket for the first time in more than nine years and 338 consecutive games.David ...

College teams add more glitz in attempt to keep fans coming

Basketball 03/03/19, 02:52

College basketball teams are trying to get fans to keep coming to games in the age of smartphones by making those phones an integral part of the experience.That's evident every time cellphones in the stands light up arenas across the country during pregame lineup introductions.Over 20 schools subscribe to a ...

No. 1 Gonzaga wins 20th straight, 69-55 over Saint Mary’s

Sports 03/03/19, 00:01

Josh Perkins scored 19 points and Brandon Clarke sparked a big second-half run with strong play on both ends of the court to help No. 1 Gonzaga wrap up a perfect conference regular season with a 69-55 victory over Saint Mary's on Saturday night.Clarke had six points during the game-changing ...

Wade, No. 16 Kansas State hold off Baylor 66-60

Sports 03/02/19, 23:36

When Big 12 Preseason Player of the Year Dean Wade is at his best, there aren't very many better players in the country.He was at his best Saturday night in the No. 16 Kansas State's 66-60 victory over Baylor, scoring 20 points on 9-of-15 shooting — and looking healthy and ...

Claxton scores career-high 25, Georgia upsets Florida 61-55

Sports 03/02/19, 22:44

Nicolas Claxton scored a career-high 25 points, including four in the final two minutes, and Georgia upset Florida 61-55 Saturday night to end a nine-game losing streak.Claxton dominated the Gators inside and out, making 9 of 12 shots from the field and all five free throws. He was at his ...

California holds off Washington State for 2nd straight win

Sports 03/02/19, 21:43

Darius McNeill scored 17 points to lead four California players in double figures and the Golden Bears beat Washington State, 76-69, on Saturday.Paris Austin added 12 points while Justice Sueing and Connor Vanover scored 10 apiece for California (7-22, 2-15 Pac-12).The Bears have won back-to-back games after a school-record 16-game ...

After Williams falls and leaves, No. 5 UNC outlasts Clemson

Sports 03/02/19, 20:28

No. 5 North Carolina survived a wild second half after coach Roy Williams fell and was helped off the court shortly before halftime, beating Clemson 81-79 on Saturday.Coby White had 28 points behind six 3-pointers, and the Tar Heels (24-5) maintained a share of first place in the Atlantic Coast ...

UNC’s Roy Williams falls near bench, helped off court

Basketball 03/02/19, 19:11

North Carolina coach Roy Williams fell near the bench during the first half of a game Saturday and was led to the locker room.Williams has been affected by episodes of light-headedness and vertigo in the past, including when he fell during a game in 2016. He was helped up after ...

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