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FILE - In this April 3, 2012, file photo, Kentucky forward Anthony Davis, left, and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, right, kiss the trophy after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas in New Orleans. Davis had 16 rebounds, six blocks, five assists and three steals in the Wildcats’ 67-59 victory over Kansas. His ability to help his team in so many different ways made him one of the best one-and-done players in college basketball history.
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AP top tourney one-and-done players led by Davis, 'Melo

Apr. 4, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

Anthony Davis didn’t need to score big to control a game for Kentucky. He made that clear during the final performance of his freshman season. Coach John Calipari recalls the conversation Davis had with his teammates after struggling to shoot during the first half of the 2012 NCAA championship game....

FILE - In this April 4, 1983 file photo, North Carolina State coach Jim Valvano holds the net aloft after his team defeated Houston 54-52 for the national championship at the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/Leonard Ignelzi, File)

Biggest tourney upsets? NC State's '83 title run hard to top

Mar. 21, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

There are still moments, even after nearly four decades, when Ernie Myers has trouble believing it all really happened for his North Carolina State team. The series of tense upsets. The airball-turned-buzzer-beating dunk to stun top-ranked Houston and Phi Slama Jama. And the 1983 national championship that came...

Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim reacts during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

Syracuse basketball roster in flux

Mar. 17, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim likely will end up losing four guards from his roster. He says he's not surprised. “There's going to be changes. We knew that,” Boeheim said Tuesday. “Whenever you have five guards you're going to have change, so nothing surprising there. This is all expected."...

Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes (33) and forward Quincy Guerrier (1) block North Carolina forward Armando Bacot (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)

Hughes, Syracuse roll past UNC 81-53 in ACC 2nd round

Mar. 12, 2020 12:42 AM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Elijah Hughes apparently had heard enough about Syracuse’s long losing streak to North Carolina. Hughes scored 18 of his 27 points in a dominating first half as the Orange beat the Tar Heels 81-53 in Wednesday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament,...

Senior Vasiljevic seals Miami's 69-65 OT win over Syracuse

Mar. 7, 2020 8:43 PM EST

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes senior guard DJ Vasiljevic launched the final shot of his home career and triumphantly raised his fist even before the ball swished through the net. Vasiljevic's two free throws with two seconds left in overtime Saturday sealed Miami's 69-65 victory over Syracuse....

Boston College's Julian Rishwain, left, and Syracuse's Elijah Hughes battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, March, 3, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Hughes scores 28, leads Syracuse to 84-71 victory over BC

Mar. 3, 2020 9:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College's best options to slow down Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes were sitting on the bench in street clothes. With three of the Eagles' top six players injured, Hughes had 28 points, and Buddy Boeheim added 21 on Tuesday night to help Syracuse beat BC 84-71. “I was just out...

North Carolina forward Garrison Brooks (15) takes a shot over Syracuse forward Bourama Sidibe (34) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

North Carolina's long-range barrage sinks Syracuse, 92-79

Feb. 29, 2020 7:52 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Cole Anthony says it's simple to excel from long range — “just choose the right spots.” Anthony and his North Carolina teammates did just that on Saturday, hitting 11 of 26 tries from behind the arc in a 92-79 victory over Syracuse. Not bad for the worst...

Syracuse's Elijah Hughes (33) scores after getting by Pittsburgh's Terrell Brown (21) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Hughes scores 25, Syracuse blows out Pittsburgh 72-49

Feb. 26, 2020 10:02 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A month ago, the sight of Buddy Boeheim hobbling to the bench might have left Syracuse shaken. Not so much anymore. Elijah Hughes scored 25 points, Joe Girard III added 16 and Bourama Sibide chipped in 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Orange smothered Pittsburgh 72-49 on Wednesday night....

Girard sparks Syracuse 79-72 comeback win over Georgia Tech

Feb. 22, 2020 7:53 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Things looked bleak for Syracuse entering Saturday's game against Georgia Tech. Losers of three straight, the Orange displayed little energy in the first half, shooting just 7 of 26, and trailed by 11 at the break, 38-27. A deep 3 and short jumper by freshman Joe Girard to open the...

Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (33) shoots as he's defended by Syracuse forward Elijah Hughes (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 90-66. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

No. 11 Louisville routs Syracuse 90-66 to end 2-game slide

Feb. 19, 2020 11:02 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Consecutive losses prompted Louisville’s captains to conduct a players-only meeting to sort things out. That discussion obviously put the No. 11 Cardinals on the same page in many phases considering how they handled Syracuse. Jordan Nwora scored 17 points, Dwayne Sutton added...