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Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor jumps Zags to give AP poll record-tying seventh No. 1

Jan. 20, 2020 12:19 PM EST

Baylor and Gonzaga were the only two teams in the top five that took care of business last week. That doesn't mean they didn't move around, too. The Bears (15-1) leaped over the Bulldogs and into the No. 1 spot in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll on Monday, using wins over Iowa State and...

Ewuosho lifts Alabama St. past Alabama A&M 65-56

Jan. 18, 2020 9:39 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tobi Ewuosho posted 14 points and seven rebounds as Alabama State beat Alabama A&M 65-56 on Saturday. Brandon Battle had 13 points for Alabama State (3-15, 2-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Leon Daniels added 13 points. Decardo Day had 11 points and six rebounds. Cameron...

North Alabama holds off late Florida Gulf Coast rally, 70-65

Jan. 18, 2020 7:29 PM EST

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — Christian Agnew had 17 points as North Alabama narrowly beat Florida Gulf Coast 70-65 on Saturday. Mervin James had 13 points for North Alabama (8-11, 3-3 Atlantic Sun Conference). C.J. Brim added 13 points and Jamari Blackmon had 11, including four straight free throws in the final...

Petty's 20 points leads Alabama past Missouri 88-74

Jan. 18, 2020 7:07 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama made 3-pointers early, overcame foul trouble late and took advantage of Missouri's shooting struggles everywhere but the free throw line. John Petty scored 20 points and Alex Reese and Jaden Shackelford each had 17 to lead the Crimson Tide to an 88-74 victory over Missouri...

Ajayi scores 24, South Alabama rallies past Georgia Southern

Jan. 18, 2020 6:41 PM EST

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Josh Ajayi scored 24 points, John Pettway added 15 and his driving layup with 3:23 to play put South Alabama in front for good in a 74-68 defeat of Georgia Southern on Saturday. Ajayi was 8-for-10 shooting, made all eight free throws and grabbed eight rebounds for South Alabama...

Gordon leads Troy past Georgia State 75-65

Jan. 18, 2020 6:03 PM EST

TROY, Ala. (AP) — Ty Gordon had a season-high 20 points as Troy topped Georgia State 75-65 on Saturday. KJ Simon had 16 points and nine rebounds for Troy (8-12, 4-5 Sun Belt Conference). Desmond Williams added 13 points and six rebounds and Tahj Small had 10 points and six rebounds. Darian Adams, the...

Ethan Stair scores 26, leads Mercer past Samford, 90-75

Jan. 18, 2020 5:59 PM EST

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Ethan Stair scored 26 points and finished one rebound shy of a double-double as Mercer topped Samford 90-75 on Saturday. Stair, who had four steals, had a hot hand from the field, knocking down 11 of 18 field goal attempts and 4 of 8 from distance.was 11 of 18. Djordje Dimitrijevic...

Pumps acquired to help drain lake, ease pressure on dam

Jan. 18, 2020 5:30 PM EST

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Pumps to help take some of the pressure off a dam that's perilously close to failing are on site to help drain Oktibbeha County Lake. The pumps arrived Friday after a contract for their rental was agreed upon with Birmingham, Alabama-based Herc Rentals, The Starkville Daily News...

A legacy shuttle drives by the EJI Legacy Pavilion, that features the faces of Civil Rights warriors, in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday January 17, 2020. The Pavilion, which houses the EJI ticket office, a gift shop, a restaurant, a coffee shop, civil rights displays and a shuttle stop for the Legacy Museum and the Peace and Justice Memorial opens on Saturday January 18, 2020. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

Alabama lynching memorial, museum expanding

Jan. 18, 2020 5:19 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The nation's first memorial to lynching victims is expanding. The Equal Justice Initiative on Saturday opened a new welcome center and exhibition space that will add to the existing lynching memorial and museum that documents the history of racial inequality in America. The...

Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) guards Florida forward Omar Payne (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Payne's career game helps Florida beat No. 4 Auburn 69-47

Jan. 18, 2020 5:04 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Omar Payne was an afterthought in Florida's highly touted recruiting class, which featured high school All-Americans Scottie Lewis and Tre Mann. No one expected Payne to start, let along star, in any games this season. So his performance against Auburn was a bigger shock than the...