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No. 2 Kansas hands No. 20 Colorado first loss 72-58

Dec. 7, 2019 11:38 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Colorado coach Todd Boyle was brutally honest after the Buffaloes’ season-opening, seven-game winning streak came to an end. Ochai Agbaji scored 20 points and Devon Dotson added 18 points to lead No. 2 Kansas to a 72-58 victory over No. 20 Colorado on Saturday night. “KU...

No. 20 Colorado out to end long skid at No. 2 Kansas

Dec. 7, 2019 2:47 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The last time Colorado beat Kansas at storied Allen Fieldhouse, Buffaloes 56-year-old head coach Tad Boyle was playing for the Jayhawks. Boyle's Buffs are off to their first 7-0 start since 1982-83, which is the last time Colorado won in Lawrence, 75-74 on Feb. 10 of that season. "We...

Louisville is new No. 1, unranked Michigan goes to No. 4

Dec. 2, 2019 5:23 PM EST

Louisville is the latest No. 1 following an unexpected loss by Duke. Michigan has matched a record by debuting at No. 4. A season of parity is taking a toll in the AP Top 25. Louisville became the fourth team in five weeks to claim the top spot, receiving 48 of 65 first-place votes from a national media panel in...

No. 4 Kansas beats Dayton 90-84 in overtime for Maui title

Nov. 27, 2019 8:33 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Devon Dotson seemed to be running on fumes as the game wore on, but he still made big shots and continually found ways to get to the rim. Big man Udoka Azubuike bulled his way through Dayton’s defense all day, particularly in overtime, and even hit his free throws. The duo is...

No. 4 Kansas beats BYU 71-56 for spot in Maui title game

Nov. 27, 2019 1:37 AM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Kansas had a hard time keeping up with Brigham Young’s motion offense early in the Maui Invitational semifinals. The Cougars move fast, cut hard and shoot well, so it was no surprise. Once the Jayhawks were able to measure what BYU was doing, they clamped down and earned a...

No. 4 Kansas cruises over Chaminade 93-63 in Maui

Nov. 26, 2019 12:11 AM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Kansas was good, not great, and had to play most of the first half without big man Udoka Azubuike. The fourth-ranked Jayhawks were certainly better than Division II Chaminade, earning them a spot in the Maui Invitational semifinals. That’s enough — for now. Devin Dotson...

Duke solidifies No. 1 in AP Top 25; Maryland rises to No. 5

Nov. 25, 2019 1:54 PM EST

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski set the record for wins coaching a No. 1 team when his top-ranked Blue Devils knocked off California and Georgetown on back-to-back nights to win the 2K Empire Classic. He will have a chance to add to his 218-34 mark this week. That’s because the Blue Devils (6-0) solidified...

Michigan State, Kansas headline strong Maui field

Nov. 24, 2019 9:40 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Michigan State opened the season with a loss to Kentucky at Madison Square Garden. Kansas had a similar start on the same bill, losing to Duke. Three weeks later, the third-ranked Spartans and fourth-ranked Jayhawks are in paradise, headlining another strong Maui Invitational field...

No Alpha emerges in men’s hoops, opens door for more upsets

Nov. 24, 2019 10:33 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — After a handful of college basketball games, several teams have ascended to the mountaintop only to be knocked off the throne. So far, a different team has sat atop The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll in each of the first three weeks for only the second time in...

Azubuike leads No. 4 Kansas to 75-63 win over E Tennessee St

Nov. 20, 2019 7:47 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The buzzer had just sounded on another win for Kansas when coach Bill Self collared East Tennessee State guard Bo Hodges in front of his bench and whispered something in his ear. Then he did the same to the Buccaneers’ Tray Boyd III. “He was just saying we’re a...