College Basketball NEWS ARCHIVE

» Tuesday, January 23, 2018

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 2 Virginia plays 2 vs. ranked teams

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The questions hovered around Virginia to start the season.

Bridges, No. 6 Michigan State hold off Illinois 87-74

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Miles Bridges helped No. 6 Michigan State overcome a game so sloppy, coach Tom Izzo called it ''ridiculous.''

» Monday, January 22, 2018

Oklahoma, Young try to recover from back-to-back losses

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trae Young is facing adversity for the first time in his remarkable freshman season.

No. 22 Vols still sorting out which combinations work best

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues searching for the right combinations to put on the floor even as his team remains in the Top 25 and moves closer to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014.

Kentucky falls out of AP Top 25 poll for 1st time since 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kentucky is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly four years while another bunch of Wildcats - Villanova - maintained their hold on No. 1.

No. 22 Vols still sorting out which combinations work best

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues searching for the right combinations to put on the floor even as his team remains in the Top 25 and moves closer to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014.

Kentucky falls out of AP Top 25 poll for 1st time since 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Kentucky is out of the AP Top 25 for the first time in nearly four years while another bunch of Wildcats - Villanova - maintained their hold on No. 1.

Kentucky falls out of AP Top 25 poll for 1st time since 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Villanova maintained its hold on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 , while another bunch of Wildcats found themselves unranked for the first time in nearly four years.

» Sunday, January 21, 2018

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 7 Shockers stumble for 1st time in AAC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Wichita State has hit its first bump in its new American Athletic Conference home. Coach Gregg Marshall now gets a chance to see how his seventh-ranked Shockers handle it.

Clemson’s Grantham out for season with torn ACL

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson forward Donte Grantham will miss the rest of the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

» Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dawson, Shreiner have double-doubles, CSUN beats Cal Poly

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tavrion Dawson had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Lyrik Shreiner scored 12 points with a career-high 11 boards and CSU Northridge beat Cal Poly 72-54 on Saturday night.

Highly regarded prospect Williamson picks Duke

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) High-flying high school power forward Zion Williamson has committed to Duke, giving the Blue Devils the nation's three top-rated college prospects.

UNC’s Berry: Valentine hugs, apology for back-turning show

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina guard Joel Berry II says official Ted Valentine has apologized for turning his back on the Tar Heels star earlier this month.

Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with European pro team

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks.

Kansas freshman Billy Preston signs with European pro team

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas freshman Billy Preston has signed with a professional team in Bosnia, ending any chance the five-star prospect whose eligibility has been in question for months will play for the Jayhawks.

» Friday, January 19, 2018

No. 9 Michigan State bounces back and routs Indiana 85-57

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Miles Bridges scored 22 points and Nick Ward had 18 points and 13 rebounds to help No. 9 Michigan State bounce back with an 85-57 win over Indiana on Friday night.

Iowa scuffling along with trouble on both ends of court

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) For much of coach Fran McCaffery's eight-year tenure at Iowa, things seemed to be moving in the right direction.

Ugly growing pains: No. 18 Kentucky needs to fix mistakes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) John Calipari warned the growing pains would be ugly for his youngest Kentucky squad.

South Carolina moving up in SEC basketball standings

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Early on South Carolina didn't look much like the Final Four team it was a year ago. Lately, though, the Gamecocks are have turned things around, both on and off the court.

Hurricanes try to shake slump at NC State

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) South Florida's flat topography is working in Jim Larranaga's favor, as the Miami Hurricanes coach noted while discussing his week in the wake of a deflating loss to Duke.

Huskers showing promise, but can they avoid another letdown?

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska is out to its best start in conference play in 12 years, fresh off a 20-point win over No. 23 Michigan and looking like it has the makings of an NCAA Tournament team.

Maryland ’not in a bad spot’ in bid to reach NCAA Tournament

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland has lost two players to injury, absorbed several disappointing defeats and remains without a signature victory to impress the NCAA Tournament selection committee.

South Carolina moving up in SEC basketball standings

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Early on South Carolina didn't look much like the Final Four team it was a year ago. Lately, though, the Gamecocks are have turned things around, both on and off the court.

K-State overcoming injuries, heartbreak to pile up wins

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State dropped back-to-back games to highly ranked teams, lost one of its top players to a foot injury and experienced a heartbreaking defeat to bitter rival Kansas in Allen Fieldhouse.

SEC leaders suffer setbacks, top of standings wide open

A look at the upcoming week around the Southeastern Conference:

Georgia Tech-UNC game headlines this week in the ACC

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:

Oklahoma’s Young, Duke’s Bagley lead list of top performers

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke's Marvin Bagley III and Arizona's Deandre Ayton have met every expectation as college freshmen with star potential.

» Thursday, January 18, 2018

TCU point guard Fisher done for season after knee surgery

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU point guard Jaylen Fisher had surgery Thursday to repair a meniscus tear in his right knee and will miss the rest of the season for the No. 24 Horned Frogs.

Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) NCAA President Mark Emmert intends to act swiftly and decisively to clean up college basketball.

Emmert expects to see quick changes in college basketball

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) NCAA President Mark Emmert says the governing must act on a set of recommendations to clean up college basketball before the start of next season.

Creighton’s Martin Krampelj out for season after tearing ACL

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Creighton forward Martin Krampelj (Mar-TEEN CROM-pul) will miss the rest of the season because of a major knee injury.

No. 10 Jayhawks back on top of Big 12 with fresh approach

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The hallmarks of Kansas under Bill Self over the years have been inside-outside post play and gritty defense, the kind of in-your-shorts man-to-man that leaves opponents gasping for air.

New coach, healthy star push Buckeyes to unexpected heights

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State's elimination from the Big Ten tournament by lowly Rutgers last March showed the depths to which Buckeyes basketball had fallen in a just few short seasons.

New coach, healthy star push Buckeyes to unexpected heights

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Ohio State's elimination from the Big Ten tournament by lowly Rutgers last March showed the depths to which Buckeyes basketball had fallen in a just few short seasons.

Travis, Da Silva lead Stanford past No. 16 Arizona St. 86-77

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford coach Jarod Haase went to Plan C late in the game - and that involved Oscar Da Silva guarding the perimeter.

TCU travels to surprising Kansas State in Big 12 action

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12:

Ohio State puts 7-0 Big Ten mark on line against Minnesota

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:

» Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Kerem Kanter rallies No. 11 Xavier over St. John’s 88-82

CINCINNATI (AP) Kerem Kanter had 22 points and led a late run that swept No. 11 Xavier to an 88-82 victory over St. John's on Wednesday night, giving Chris Mack the Musketeers record for career coaching wins.

TCU guard Fisher has another knee injury, may miss season

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Point guard Jaylen Fisher could miss the rest of the season for No. 24 TCU after injuring his right knee. It is the second time in less than six months he hurt a knee in practice.

TCU guard Fisher has another knee injury, may miss season

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Point guard Jaylen Fisher could miss the rest of the season for No. 24 TCU after injuring his right knee. It is the second time in about six months he hurt a knee in practice.

No. 1 Villanova leads by 44, beats Ewing, Georgetown 88-56

WASHINGTON (AP) After watching Villanova make 3-pointer after 3-pointer and build a hard-to-fathom lead - 20, then 30, eventually all the way up to 44 - Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing did not want to offer any sort of assessment about what this game indicates about his team's status in relation to the No. 1 Wildcats.

NCAA Council approves moving up start of basketball season

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The NCAA Division I Council has approved a measure to move up the start date of men's basketball games.

TCU guard Fisher has another knee injury, may miss season

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Point guard Jaylen Fisher could miss the rest of the season for No. 24 TCU after injuring his right knee. It is the second time in about six months he hurt a knee in practice.

South Carolina F A’ja Wilson likely out vs. Vanderbilt

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Dawn Staley expects All-American forward A'ja Wilson to miss her second straight game with a sprained right ankle when the 10th-ranked Gamecocks play at Vanderbilt.

Pac-12 leaders No. 14 Arizona, Stanford face off Saturday

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

Pac-12 leaders No. 14 Arizona faces Stanford face off

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

» Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Washington State suspends Langston for violating team rules

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State has suspended guard KJ Langston indefinitely for a violation of team rules.

Missouri’s Martin ready for game against former Vols team

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin has a job to do.

TCU still ranked and feeling good despite tough Big 12 start

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU went into Big 12 play undefeated, with the nation's longest winning streak and its first top 10 ranking ever.

Gonzaga and Saint Mary’s meet in first WCC clash

Gonzaga and Saint Mary's have dominated the West Coast Conference, combining to win 17 straight regular-season championships and 17 of 19 conference tournament titles.

Howard brothers share sweet 3-point shots, brotherly bond

MILWAUKEE (AP) One of the first congratulatory text messages that Central Arkansas guard Jordan Howard received after scoring a career-high 41 points came from his little brother.

» Monday, January 15, 2018

Texas Tech fined, WVU’s Harris reprimanded after court-storm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a weekend postgame celebration.

No. 23 Michigan barely beats short-handed Maryland 68-67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman made two free throws with 1.2 seconds left, lifting No. 23 Michigan to a 68-67 win over Maryland on Monday night.

Medved leads surprising Drake atop Valley in 1st season

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Drake hired coach Niko Medved in the offseason with the hope that he could eventually lead the Bulldogs to Missouri Valley Conference titles.

Texas Tech fined, WVU’s Harris reprimanded after court-storm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a weekend postgame celebration.

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry makes $1 million donation to Villanova

PHILADELPHIA (AP) When Villanova officials first contacted Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry about making a $1 million donation to his alma mater, he was skeptical.

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation's best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings.

Villanova still No. 1, Virginia and Purdue rise in AP Top 25

Duke was the ACC's preseason favorite and North Carolina the defending national champion.

Texas Tech fined, WVU’s Harris reprimanded after court-storm

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) The Big 12 fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a weekend postgame celebration.

Texas Tech fined $25,000 in court-storming incident

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) The Big 12 has fined Texas Tech $25,000 and reprimanded West Virginia forward Wes Harris for hitting a fan who joined thousands of others in storming the court during a postgame celebration.

Villanova still No. 1, Virginia and Purdue rise in AP Top 25

Villanova is No. 1, Virginia rises to No. 2 and Purdue moves up to No. 3 in a week of changes in the AP Top 25 .

Raptors’ Kyle Lowry makes $1 million donation to Villanova

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry has made a $1 million donation to Villanova, his alma mater.

» Sunday, January 14, 2018

USC players emotional about De’Anthony Melton ruled out

LOS ANGELES (AP) Getting official word that De'Anthony Melton won't play for Southern California this season only intensified his teammates' emotions.

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation's best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings.

Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another

The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation's best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings.

West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia's athletic department said Sunday it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration.

West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia's athletic department said Sunday it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration.

West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia's athletic department said Sunday it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration.

West Virginia reviewing court storm incident at Texas Tech

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia says it is reviewing an incident in which a player is seen striking a Texas Tech fan who had joined thousands of others in a postgame celebration.

» Saturday, January 13, 2018

Gilbeck, Webster lead Western Illinois in 107-45 romp

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Brandon Gilbeck and Kobe Webster each scored 18 points and five players reached double figures as Western Illinois rolled over Oak Hills Christian of the NCAAA 107-45 Saturday night.

McNeese hands SE Louisiana its first Southland loss, 71-62

HAMMOND, La. (AP) Kalob Ledoux hit 4 of 7 3-pointers and scored 19 points and McNeese handed Southeastern Louisiana its first Southland Conference loss, 71-62 on Saturday night.

Georgia Tech’s Pastner files suit, claims fraud, extortion

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner says he and his family are victims of fraud and extortion, and he is seeking protection through a lawsuit filed in Arizona.

No. 4 Spartans still in a funk after loss to Michigan

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Nobody ever accuses Tom Izzo of peaking in January.

Coach K misses Duke’s game against Wake Forest with virus

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski missed Saturday's 89-71 victory over Wake Forest because of a virus.

Mann out for No. 23 Florida State due to concussion

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Terance Mann, Florida State's leading scorer, is out for Saturday's game against Syracuse due to a concussion.

Coach K misses Duke’s game against Wake Forest with virus

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski missed Saturday's game against Wake Forest because of a virus.

Duke: Coach K to miss Wake Forest game with virus

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will miss Saturday's game against Wake Forest because of a virus.

» Friday, January 12, 2018

Utah AD Hill fined $10,000 by Pac-12 for postgame tirade

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah athletic director Chris Hill has been fined $10,000 and reprimanded by the Pac-12 for inappropriate language and public comments regarding men's basketball officiating after Sunday's loss to No. 11 Arizona State.

No. 4 Michigan St, Michigan to meet for only scheduled game

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Tom Izzo dislikes Michigan and doesn't hide it.

Iowa State showing signs of improvement despite losing skid

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State's Steve Prohm has lost four games in a row for the first time in his seven seasons as a head coach.

Fund-raiser website started for Texas guard with leukemia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas has announced a fund-raising website for Longhorns basketball player Andrew Jones as he undergoes treatment for leukemia.

No. 22 Auburn goes from hot mess to 1 of hottest teams

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The Auburn Tigers have gone from looking like one of college basketball's biggest messes to one of the season's best surprises.

As smallest Hurricane, freshman Lykes is measuring up

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) When the stars of the Miami Hurricanes' latest basketball victory sat down at a table for the postgame news conference, guard Bruce Brown expressed doubt about freshman teammate Chris Lykes' ability to reach the microphone.

Travel an extra grind for Division I’s smallest schools

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) As the bus rolls past mileage signs for places like Malad City, Arimo and Woodruff, the long frames of Northern Arizona's basketball players splay across the seats. Heads rest on makeshift pillows of jackets and backpacks, legs stretch across aisles, feet rise above headrests.

Travel an extra grind for Division I’s smallest schools

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) As the bus rolls past mileage signs for places like Malad City, Arimo and Woodruff, the long frames of Northern Arizona's basketball players splay across the seats. Heads rest on makeshift pillows of jackets and backpacks, legs stretch across aisles, feet rise above headrests.

Texas A&M struggling, Auburn surging against SEC competition

A look at the upcoming week around the Southeastern Conference:

Miami-Clemson matchup headlines this weekend in the ACC

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:

» Thursday, January 11, 2018

NCAA rules Auburn center Austin Wiley ineligible for season

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) The NCAA has ruled Auburn center Austin Wiley ineligible for the rest of the season.

Utah athletic director apologizes for postgame tirade

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah athletic director Chris Hill has apologized for a tirade directed at a Pac-12 official following Sunday's basketball game against No. 11 Arizona State.

Pitt F Ryan Luther out for season with foot injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh senior forward Ryan Luther's season is over. The Panthers announced Thursday that the stress reaction Luther is dealing with in his right foot is not responding well to treatment and will prevent him from returning this season.

South Carolina coach sees no down in adding suspended Bowen

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Frank Martin doesn't see adding Brian Bowen Jr. as a risk, only as an opportunity to give the Louisville transfer a new chance to play in college.

Utah athletic director apologizes for postgame tirade

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah athletic director Chris Hill has apologized for a tirade directed at a Pac-12 official following Sunday's basketball game against No. 11 Arizona State.

Arkansas searching for answers after third straight loss

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) A little more than a week ago, Arkansas was celebrating its first national ranking in nearly three years following an overtime win over No. 24 Tennessee .

NC State’s Johnson cleared to return after charge dismissed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson has been cleared to rejoin the team after the dismissal of a felony assault charge against him in his home state of Ohio.

Time is right for Wolverines to take their shot at Spartans

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:

West Virginia-Texas Tech matchups headlines Big 12 weekend

A look at the upcoming weekend around the Big 12:

» Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Andrew Jones flirted with leaving Texas for the NBA before returning to school for what he hoped would be a big sophomore season and a splash in the next draft.

St. John’s LoVett to miss remainder of season

NEW YORK (AP) Sophomore guard Marcus LoVett, St. John's second-leading scorer, will miss the remainder of the season due to a knee injury.

Lawyer: Minnesota’s Lynch denies sexual misconduct claims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch ''categorically denies'' allegations of sexual assault lodged against him by two women, his lawyer said Wednesday.

NC State adding Missouri transfer Harris, losing Kirk

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State is adding Missouri freshman transfer Blake Harris and losing reserve forward Shaun Kirk to UNC Pembroke.

Suspended Louisville forward Bowen enrolls at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Suspended Louisville freshman Brian Bowen Jr. has signed to play with South Carolina.

Suspended Louisville forward Bowen enrolls at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Suspended Louisville freshman Brian Bowen Jr. has signed to play with South Carolina.

Lawyer: Minnesota’s Lynch denies sexual misconduct claims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch ''categorically denies'' allegations of sexual assault lodged against him by two women, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Andrew Jones flirted with leaving Texas for the NBA before returning to school for what he hoped would be a big sophomore season and a splash in the next draft.

Lawyer: Minnesota’s Lynch denies sexual misconduct claims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch ''categorically denies'' allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by two women, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Elbow injury to keep Turner out of Pacers’ next 2 games

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner will miss the next two games with an injured right elbow.

Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell gets 3-year contract extension

Rutgers has given coach Steve Pikiell a three-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season.

Hoosiers lose Davis for season with torn Achilles tendon

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana center De'Ron Davis will miss the rest of the season after having surgery for a torn Achilles tendon.

Lawyer: Minnesota’s Lynch denies sexual misconduct claims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The lawyer for Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch says Lynch ''categorically denies'' allegations of sexual misconduct lodged against him by two women.

Hoosiers lose Davis for season with torn Achilles tendon

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana center De'Ron Davis will miss the rest of the season after having surgery for torn Achilles tendon.

Siena guard Nico Clareth to transfer

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Siena guard Nico Clareth, the team's leading scorer, has decided to transfer after completing the academic year.

Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and started treatment, the school announced Wednesday.

Lawyer for Minnesota center Lynch to respond to allegations

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A lawyer for standout Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch is preparing to respond to allegations of sexual misconduct against the senior center.

Texas guard Andrew Jones diagnosed with leukemia

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas announced sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia and has started treatment.

Oregon at No. 17 Arizona tops the Pac-12 this week

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

» Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Gophers’ Lynch recommended for expulsion in alleged assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch has been recommended for expulsion following a newly public allegation of sexual assault.

G Quade Green out for No. 21 Kentucky against Texas A&M

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky freshman Quade Green has been ruled out for its game against Texas A&M because of a back strain.

Gophers’ Lynch recommended for expulsion in alleged assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch has been recommended for expulsion following a newly public allegation of sexual assault.

Texas guard Andrew Jones remains out with illness

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas guard Andrew Jones remains sidelined with an undisclosed illness and will not play Wednesday night against No. 16 TCU.

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 8 Texas Tech gets 2 top-10 opponents

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Texas Tech coach Chris Beard figures his Red Raiders haven't accomplished all that much yet, even with the eighth-ranked Red Raiders holding the program's highest ranking in two decades.

Brey pleased with Notre Dame’s response to injuries

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame coach Mike Brey likes how his team has responded to injuries for Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell.

» Monday, January 8, 2018

UConn F Cobb suspended for conduct detrimental to the team

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn forward Eric Cobb has been suspended indefinitely for conduct detrimental to the team.

Syracuse struggling as Orange hit the road

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse's Frank Howard was blunt in his assessment of the Orange's two-game skid in Atlantic Coast Conference play.

Assault case for NC State’s Johnson resumes next week

CLEVELAND (AP) The felony assault case involving suspended North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson will resume next week in his home state of Ohio.

Bolden to miss Pitt game with knee sprain for No. 7 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says the seventh-ranked Blue Devils will be without backup center Marques Bolden for Wednesday night's game at Pittsburgh.

Villanova returns to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25 poll

Villanova needed just a week to reclaim its lost No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25. West Virginia waited a lot longer - nearly six decades, in fact - to get back to its position at No. 2.

Villanova returns to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25 poll

Villanova's slide out of No. 1 in the AP Top 25 lasted just a week.

» Sunday, January 7, 2018

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 2 Duke’s defense off to slow start in ACC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) There's no questioning the talent or the offensive potential for No. 2 Duke with its star freshman class. Finding the defensive play to go with all that hasn't been easy.

Over-achieving Ohio State stuns No. 1 Michigan State 80-64

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 32 points, and Ohio State stunned No. 1 Michigan State 80-64 on Sunday.

TOP 25 REWIND: No. 2 Duke’s defense off to slow start in ACC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) There's no questioning the talent or the offensive potential for No. 2 Duke with its star freshman class. Finding the defensive play to go with all that hasn't been easy.

» Friday, January 5, 2018

No. 17 Kentucky seeks to avoid another letdown in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee will try to extend an improbable streak Saturday when the Volunteers attempt to beat Kentucky at home for a third straight season.

Indiana loses starting center indefinitely with injured leg

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana has lost starting center De'Ron Davis indefinitely with an injured lower right leg.

Is NBA hype distracting Larranaga’s Hurricanes?

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes guards Bruce Brown and Lonnie Walker IV might not be ready for the NBA next season after all, and coach Jim Larranaga wonders whether they're even ready for Florida State.

No. 17 Kentucky seeks to avoid another letdown in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Tennessee will try to extend an improbable streak Saturday when the Volunteers attempt to beat Kentucky at home for a third straight season.

College men’s basketball coach accused of punching official

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Authorities say a college men's basketball coach in Wisconsin has been arrested for allegedly punching an official after a game.

Mountain West suspends New Mexico guard Troy Simons

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) New Mexico guard Troy Simons was suspended for one game by the Mountain West Conference for an accumulation of violations.

Gophers’ Lynch suspended from playing amid assault probe

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The University of Minnesota's athletic director suspended basketball standout Reggie Lynch from team competition on Friday due to an alleged violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy after a second woman accused him of assault.

Missouri freshman guard Blake Harris plans to transfer

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri point guard Blake Harris has announced he plans to transfer and continue his college career elsewhere.

The Latest: Gophers’ Lynch suspended in alleged assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Latest on the suspension of Minnesota Gophers center Reggie Lynch over a new 2016 sexual assault allegation (all times local):

Reports: Gophers’ Lynch faces suspension in alleged assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) University of Minnesota standout Reggie Lynch faces suspension over an alleged violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy after a second woman accused him of assault, according to newspaper reports published Friday citing a school investigation.

Reports: Gophers’ Lynch faces suspension in alleged assault

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) University of Minnesota center Reggie Lynch faces suspension over an alleged violation of the school's sexual misconduct policy.

Top teams try to recover from rude awakening in SEC play

A look at the upcoming week around the Southeastern Conference:

No. 12 North Carolina at No. 8 Virginia ACC’s top matchup

A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:

» Thursday, January 4, 2018

No. 16 Frogs no fluke as TCU prepares to play Kansas again

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) TCU's upset of Kansas last March in the Big 12 Tournament was quite a surprise then.

Kevin Durant donates $3 million to University of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is donating $3 million to the University of Texas, where he won national player of the year honors in his lone season before turning pro.

West Virginia, Oklahoma to tussle in Morgantown

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12:

Weekend visit to Purdue could show if Nebraska is for real

A look at the upcoming week around the Big Ten Conference:

» Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Utah off to fast Pac-12 start, now faces Arizona teams

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Players and coaches said all the right things through the early months of the season as outsiders questioned the Utah basketball team.

NCAA says it ruled on UConn player eligibility last month

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The NCAA said Wednesday that it has ruled on the eligibility of Connecticut recruit Sidney Wilson and informed the school of its decision last month.

NCAA says it ruled on UConn player eligibility last month

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) The NCAA says it has ruled on the eligibility of Connecticut recruit Sidney Wilson and informed the school of that decision last month.

No. 4 Arizona State, No. 14 Arizona head to Utah this week

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

No. 4 Arizona State, No. 14 Arizona head to Utah this week

A look at things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:

Mike Brey nears record for wins at Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Mike Brey insists he is more concerned about starting 2-0 in the Atlantic Coast Conference than he is a much bigger number that he has been building for the past 17-plus years at Notre Dame.

» Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Notre Dame’s Colson to miss 8 weeks

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Notre Dame senior forward Bonzie Colson will undergo surgery on Thursday for a left foot fracture suffered in practice this week. Colson is expected to miss eight weeks of game action, the school announced Tuesday.

West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad to return Jan. 13

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) West Virginia forward Esa Ahmad will return from a two-month academic suspension next week.

Conference races heat up in this week in the AP Top 25

The last Saturday in 2017 took out the final three unbeaten teams.

USC disciplines Metu after his flagrant foul against WSU

LOS ANGELES (AP) Forward Chimezie Metu will give up his role as team captain and issue a written apology as part of his discipline by Southern California after his flagrant foul in a win over Washington State.

» Monday, January 1, 2018

Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved the fourth-ranked Wildcats to the top spot.

Michigan State to No. 1 in AP poll, Villanova drops to No. 3

Michigan State was passed by Villanova for the No. 1 ranking after Duke and Kansas lost three weeks ago. The Spartans were No. 3 at the time, but voters moved the fourth-ranked Wildcats to the top spot.