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NC State aims to avoid bubble, return to NCAAs in 2020

Oct. 23, 2019 6:59 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The motivation for North Carolina State is clear this season: don't be on the wrong side of the bubble come NCAA Tournament time. The drive to return there for the second time in three seasons under Kevin Keatts will lean on a deep perimeter led by preseason all-Atlantic Coast...

No. 9 Tar Heels add Anthony at helm an overhauled offense

Oct. 23, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina needs freshman Cole Anthony to live up to his lofty billing right away. The ninth-ranked Tar Heels must replace their top five scorers, including three first-round NBA draft picks. That's created a significant overhaul to the rotation, and it starts with Anthony at...

New Cal coach Charmin Smith learns from Muay Thai boxing

Oct. 22, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Well off campus and a town away in another kind of gym, Charmin Smith greets her fellow boxing friends with a "What's up?" or wave. She offers a hug or bumps gloves, shares some small talk about what's going on in everyone's life. Smith pulls on a navy blue bandanna to keep her hair...

2nd man charged in death of ex-Texas Tech star Andre Emmett

Oct. 22, 2019 2:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police have arrested a second suspect in the investigation of last month's fatal shooting of ex-NBA and Texas Tech star Andre Emmett. Dallas County jail records show 29-year-old Michael Lucky was being held Tuesday on a capital murder charge. Online records didn't immediately list an...

Langford out again with foot problem for No. 1 Michigan St

Oct. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Top-ranked Michigan State is already dealing with a significant injury. Guard Joshua Langford had a setback in his return from a foot injury, and coach Tom Izzo says the senior will be re-evaluated in January. Langford played only 13 games last season, averaging 15 points. An...

UConn guard charged with fleeing police after car crash

Oct. 22, 2019 1:22 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn freshman basketball player James Bouknight faces several charges after police say he ran from an officer following a crash on campus. Police say Bouknight was driving a car that struck a street sign while speeding on Sept. 27. Police say Bouknight told responding officers he...

Winston, Howard top AP preseason All-America men's team

Oct. 22, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

Cassius Winston had a long list of accomplishments at Michigan State. He led the Spartans to Big Ten regular-season and tournament titles and into the Final Four. He was the Big Ten player of the year, an Associated Press All-American, one of the nation's best players. No one would have blamed the gritty guard...

Temple opens new era with former star McKie in place

Oct. 22, 2019 2:49 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie stayed up all night before he was set to address Temple for the first time as head coach. McKie thought hard for the right words as they raced through his mind, trying to craft the perfect pep talk to assert points of emphasis for the Owls as they headed into summer. Once...

Kansas-Missouri hoops series to resume next season in KC

Oct. 21, 2019 9:33 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The Border War is returning to college basketball. The acrimonious rivalry between Kansas and Missouri, once the longest continually played series west of the Mississippi River, will resume next season in Kansas City. The schools have agreed to play six times, with four of those...

Michigan's Franz Wagner out 4-6 weeks with fractured wrist

Oct. 21, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan freshman Franz Wagner is expected to miss four to six weeks with a fractured right wrist. The school said Monday a full recovery is anticipated. The 6-foot-8 Wagner is the younger brother of former Michigan standout Moe Wagner. He's expected to be a key newcomer in the...