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No. 1 Gonzaga fully reloaded after run to championship game

Oct. 22, 2021 15:09 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — At one point during Gonzaga's yearlong run at No. 1 last season, coach Mark Few felt so comfortable with the leadership he had on the floor, he could have left a rack of basketballs on the court, walked away and the Bulldogs could have run practice themselves. ...

West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters 40th season with 900 wins

Oct. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters his 40th season as a head coach with 900 career wins and a new two-year contract extension. This season figures to be a challenge after five of the Mountaineers' top eight scorers departed and it takes time for...

No. 12 Memphis poised to chase title with No. 1 class, vets

Oct. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

Coach Penny Hardaway believes he has just the right mix for Memphis to chase the Tigers' first national men's basketball championship. “What I’ve learned this time is to mix the veterans with the young guys," Hardaway said. "You have the No. 1 recruiting class, but...

Expectations high at UConn in coach Hurley's 4th season

Oct. 22, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence. In his fourth year, his team expects to take a bigger step — contending for a Big East title and possibly the program's...

Oklahoma State to move on without No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham

Oct. 22, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

Oklahoma State will learn much about where its program stands now that Cade Cunningham is in Detroit after being the top pick in the 2021 NBA draft. “I don’t know if we’ll be better than last year’s team if you just look at the talent because we do not have the...

Analysis: The NBA's Top 75 team voters got the calls right

Oct. 22, 2021 02:26 AM EDT

The results are in and what happens now was inevitable. The top 76 players in NBA history have been announced , with the full 75th anniversary team having been revealed by the league. Now the debate begins to decide who must have been No. 77. Vince...

Stephen Curry scores 45, Warriors hold off Clippers 115-113

Oct. 22, 2021 02:13 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry raised his arms, waved to acknowledge the adoring fans as shot after shot dropped through the net and screamed in celebration — no trash about it. Curry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 56.8 seconds remaining to follow up a 30-footer...

Herro scores 27 points, Heat rout Bucks 137-95 in opener

Oct. 21, 2021 23:16 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Only one thing went wrong for the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Udonis Haslem voted no. The rest went as well as anyone could have expected. Tyler Herro scored 27 points in 24 minutes off the bench, Jimmy Butler added 21 and the Miami...

Young, Hawks open season with 113-87 rout of Mavericks

Oct. 21, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beginning a season of high expectations, the Atlanta Hawks showed they're far more than Trae Young. He's their unquestioned leader, of course, but a 113-87 rout of the Dallas Mavericks displayed Atlanta's impressive depth. Cam...

The top 75 — plus 1 — players in NBA history are revealed

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

For the NBA’s 75th anniversary team, 75 players weren’t enough. The league needed 76 instead. The top 75 players in NBA history — and one more because of a tie in the voting — have been revealed, a group that has combined to win 158 NBA...