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Jackson, Grizzlies spoil Parker's night, beat Spurs 113-109

Nov. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Jaren Jackson Jr.'s inconsistency has mirrored that of the Memphis Grizzlies. Jackson put together his best all-around performance Monday night and it resulted in Memphis' most satisfying victory and first road win. Jackson had 24 points and the Grizzlies put a damper on Tony Parker's...

No. 1 Oregon easily downs Northeastern 89-47 in opener

Nov. 11, 2019 8:47 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Coach Kelly Graves found a lot for No. 1 Oregon to work on after the season opener. Two days after shocking the best team in the world in an exhibition game, the Ducks easily downed Northeastern 89-47 on Monday. Ruthy Hebard led the way with 21 points and 12 rebounds. All-America guard...

Prep basketball takes backseat to AAU in recruiting game

Nov. 11, 2019 4:13 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Back when Bruce Weber was an up-and-coming assistant on Gene Keady's staff at Purdue, the coach would spend countless hours on planes and behind the wheel to catch as many high school basketball games as possible. He would walk into the gymnasium of an elite prospect on a cold...

Oregon stays atop AP women's college basketball poll

Nov. 11, 2019 1:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Oregon had the most impressive win of the week in a game that didn't even count. The Ducks remained a solid No. 1 in The Associated Press women's college basketball poll Monday, receiving 28 of 30 first-place votes from a national media panel. Oregon stunned the U.S. women's national team...

Greece coach Pitino makes plans without Giannis

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece coach Rick Pitino is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for Antetokounmpo in...

Oregon stuns US team; C. Vivian Stringer reaches milestone

Nov. 11, 2019 3:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — It didn't count in the standings, but the most shocking game of the opening week of women's basketball was No. 1 Oregon stunning the U.S. women's national team. The Americans played a four-game college tour that had them face Stanford, Oregon State, Texas A&M and the Ducks over a...

Ionescu and No. 1 Oregon stun US women's national team

Nov. 9, 2019 10:58 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked Oregon did something that few teams have done in the last two decades — beat the U.S. women's national team. Sabrina Ionescu scored 25 of her 30 points in the second half to lead the Ducks to the stunning 93-86 victory Saturday in an exhibition game. It was only the...

Americans Down Under: Ball stars, R.J. Hampton ejected

Nov. 9, 2019 5:41 PM EST

CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a career-high 24 points for his National Basketball League team in Australia on Saturday. R.J. Hampton didn't last long in his. Ball hit five 3-pointers and had eight assists and six rebounds to lead the Illawarra Hawks to a 101-91 win over the Cairns Taipans....

UConn, Louisville to host US women's team in exhibitions

Nov. 6, 2019 11:33 PM EST

Diana Taurasi was excited to have another chance to play at Connecticut. This time she'll be wearing a USA jersey as the national team will play the No. 5 Huskies in an exhibition game on Jan. 27 at the XL Center. "It's always special when you get to go home," Taurasi said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I get...

UConn to play exhibition against US national team on Jan. 27

Nov. 6, 2019 3:40 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The UConn women's basketball team has announced it will play an exhibition in January against the U.S. women's national team. Coach Geno Auriemma says it's a great opportunity to play against some of the best in the world. The U.S. team is playing various exhibitions against college...