UCLA beats California 98-83 to start Pac-12 play at 2-0

Sports 01/05/19, 18:16

Kris Wilkes scored 18 points, and UCLA pulled away in the second half to beat California 98-83 on Saturday, giving the Bruins a sweep on opening weekend of Pac-12 play.Moses Brown added 16 points and nine rebounds, Chris Smith had 15 points and reserve David Singleton had a second straight ...

Guy, Key lead No. 4 Virginia past No. 9 FSU, 65-52

Sports 01/05/19, 17:21

Kyle Guy scored 21 points and No. 4 Virginia limited No. 9 Florida State to just 15 field goals in a 65-52 victory Saturday.Guy scored 18 of his points in the first half as the Cavaliers (13-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) took a 42-23 lead. Braxton Key added 12 points ...

No. 11 Texas Tech beats K-State 63-57 for 2-0 Big 12 start

Sports 01/05/19, 16:52

Davide Moretti scored 19 points and Matt Mooney added 14 to help No. 11 Texas Tech hold off Kansas State 63-57 on Saturday in a matchup of defensive-minded teams.Barry Brown led the Wildcats with 16 points and Cartier Diarra added 11 on a day when they struggled to make shots ...

No. 8 Michigan State holds off No. 14 Ohio State 86-77

Sports 01/05/19, 14:42

Cassius Winston scored 25 points, Nick Ward added 21 and No. 8 Michigan State extended its unbeaten streak to eight games with an 86-77 victory over No. 14 Ohio State on Saturday.The second half was tied six times before the Spartans took the lead on a Ward foul shot, and ...

Cam Johnson scores 15 points, No. 15 UNC tops Pitt 85-60

Sports 01/05/19, 14:19

Cam Johnson scored 15 points in his homecoming and No. 15 North Carolina made quick work of Pittsburgh in an 85-60 victory on Saturday.Johnson, a graduate transfer from the Pittsburgh suburbs who left the Panthers in the spring of 2017, shook off the boos and hit his first three shots ...

Penn State’s Chambers suspended 1 game for shoving player

Sports 01/05/19, 02:22

Penn State has suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a timeout Thursday night in a loss at No. 2 MichiganMidway through the first half in the 68-55 loss, the ESPN broadcast showed footage of a fired-up Chambers in a huddle, reaching out with ...

Florida State vs Virginia headlines 1st weekend of ACC play

Sports 01/04/19, 04:01

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:GAME OF THE WEEKENDNo. 9 Florida State at No. 4 Virginia. The season's first top-10 matchup of ACC teams matches the Cavaliers (12-0), ranked No. 2 in Ken Pomeroy's efficiency rankings, against a Florida State team that finally has top ...

UCLA beats Stanford 92-70, snaps skid in Bartow’s debut

Sports 01/04/19, 02:09

Mired in a four-game skid and having fired its coach in-season for the first time in the program's 100-year history, UCLA went back to the past to right itself.The Bruins appointed Murry Bartow interim coach after dismissing Steve Alford on Monday. The same day assistant Tyus Edney, who helped win ...

Rakocevic scores career-high 27 to lead USC over Cal 82-73

Sports 01/04/19, 00:13

Nick Rakocevic scored a career-high 27 points, Bennie Boatwright added 19 and USC opened Pac-12 Conference play with a 82-73 victory over California on Thursday night.Rakocevic, a 6-foot-11 junior center, was 12 of 14 from the field as he had his third game this season where he has scored 20 ...

Bone making big strides in junior season for No. 3 Tennessee

Basketball 01/03/19, 14:11

For a guy whose game is built on speed, Tennessee's Jordan Bone has required plenty of patience in his slow but steady emergence as one of the Southeastern Conference's top point guards.The 6-foot-3 junior from Nashville is playing the best basketball of his career as the third-ranked Volunteers (11-1) carry ...

No. 6 Nevada romps past Utah State 72-49 to remain unbeaten

Basketball 01/03/19, 03:14

The last time Nevada won its first 14 games in a season, the Wolf Pack played in the Far Western Conference and Harry S. Truman was president.Jordan Caroline scored 15 points and No. 6 Nevada matched a school record set in 1951-52 by beating Utah State 72-49 on Wednesday night."I ...

No. 5 Kansas to visit Iowa State in Big 12’s opening weekend

Sports 01/03/19, 03:05

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference.GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 5 Kansas at Iowa State. The Jayhawks are the heavy favorites to win the league for a mind-boggling 15th year in a row. But the Cyclones might be the Big 12's biggest sleeper. Iowa State ...

Texas pulls away from short-handed Kansas State, 67-47

Sports 01/02/19, 23:52

Kace Febres scored 23 points and Texas Longhorns won its Big 12 Conference opener for the 15th time in 23 seasons, picking up a 67-47 win over short-handed Kansas State on Wednesday night.The Longhorns won for the fourth time in their last five games. Kansas State's Kamau Stokes, who averages ...

No. 5 Kansas holds off No. 23 Oklahoma 70-63

Sports 01/02/19, 23:50

The mantra at Kansas is "faces change, expectations don't."Something else that doesn't change? Oklahoma losing in Allen Fieldhouse.Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas' young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks began pursuit of their 15th consecutive Big 12 title by holding ...

Tar Heels surge past Harvard in second half

Basketball 01/02/19, 23:00

North Carolina got ready for Atlantic Coast Conference play with a lackluster performance against Harvard.Luke Maye scored 14 points to help the 15th-ranked Tar Heels beat the Crimson 77-57 on Wednesday night.Cameron Johnson and Coby White added 13 points apiece in North Carolina's final nonconference game of the regular season."This ...

National champion Villanova rallies past DePaul, 73-68

Basketball 01/02/19, 22:56

Eric Paschall scored 24 points and Phil Booth connected in the clutch to lead Villanova to its 17th straight win over DePaul, 73-68 on Wednesday night.The national champion Wildcats (10-4) won their Big East opener and haven't lost to the Blue Demons since Jan. 3, 2008. The Blue Demons have ...

No. 11 Texas Tech holds off West Virginia 62-59

Sports 01/02/19, 21:38

Jarrett Culver scored each of his 18 points in the second half, and No. 11 Texas Tech overcame some early shooting troubles to beat West Virginia 62-59 in their Big 12 opener Wednesday night.Matt Mooney added 14 points and Davide Moretti scored 12 for Texas Tech (12-1, 1-0).Lamont West led ...

Cowan scores 19 as Maryland gets past No. 24 Nebraska 74-72

Sports 01/02/19, 20:51

Jalen Smith made a driving layup with 3.8 seconds left to break a tie, and Maryland used a late push to get past No. 24 Nebraska 74-72 on Wednesday night.Bruno Fernando had 18 points and 17 rebounds, Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 19 points and Smith accounted for Maryland's final seven ...

Ex-USC coach Tony Bland pleads guilty in corruption case

Sports 01/02/19, 12:53

Former University of Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting to accepting $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers.Bland's plea in Manhattan federal court makes it likely he'll spend little or no ...

Ponds scores 26 as St. John’s routs No. 16 Marquette 89-69

Sports 01/01/19, 21:39

Shamorie Ponds scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, dominating a highly anticipated matchup between two of the nation's top guards, and St. John's rebounded impressively from its first loss of the season by routing No. 16 Marquette 89-69 on Tuesday night at Carnesecca Arena.Marvin Clark II ...

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