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Butler trip to Baylor highlights Top 25 college hoops slate

Dec. 10, 2019 3:11 AM EST

Butler's trip to Baylor this week probably wouldn't have mentioned a merit when a list of intriguing nonconference matchups was generated before the college basketball season tipped off. Now, their game Tuesday night might well deserve top billing. The No. 18 Bulldogs, who finished with a losing record last...

Alcorn St. downs NAIA-Rust 108-62 behind Howard's 19 PTs

Dec. 9, 2019 9:35 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Maurice Howard led six players in double figures with 19 points and Alcorn State needed the second half to pull away from NAIA-member Rust for a 108-62 win on Monday night. It was the Braves' (3-5) third win of the season against an NAIA program. Alcorn State raced to an 18-2 lead...

Duquesne blasts Columbia for eighth straight win

Dec. 9, 2019 9:06 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tavian Dunn-Martin scored 25 points and Duquesne extended its season-opening win streak to eight games, romping past Columbia 90-54 on Monday night. The win marks the program's best season start since the 1971-72 season. It also marked the longest win streak (11 games) for the Dukes since...

NC State challenges NCAA charge tied to payment for Smith

Dec. 9, 2019 6:57 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State is challenging NCAA charges based on allegations that an Adidas representative paid $40,000 to the family of former basketball star Dennis Smith Jr. through a former Wolfpack assistant coach to ensure Smith's commitment to the school. N.C. State is arguing that the...

WKU's Bassey to have season-ending left knee surgery

Dec. 9, 2019 2:42 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky center Charles Bassey will miss the remainder of this season after fracturing his left knee against Arkansas. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound sophomore sustained the injury late in the second half of the Hilltoppers' 86-79 overtime victory Saturday against the...

Stanford on top, UConn up to No. 2 in AP women's Top25

Dec. 9, 2019 1:06 PM EST

Connecticut jumped to No. 2 behind Stanford in The Associated Press women's Top 25 rankings released Monday after another week filled with upsets. The Cardinal garnered 27 of the 30 first-place votes Monday from the national media panel. UConn jumped up two spots, seven points in front of No. 3 Oregon, after...

Ohio St jumps to No. 3 behind Louisville, Kansas in Top 25

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 PM EST

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial bluebloods Michigan State and North Carolina continued to tumble after another wave of defeats. The Cardinals solidified their place at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday after routing...

Iowa State upends No. 16 Seton Hall 76-66

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State. Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on...

Winston scores 23 points, No. 11 Michigan State tops Rutgers

Dec. 8, 2019 10:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Michigan State pulled away and beat Rutgers thanks to two staples of Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo's program. Defense and rebounding. Cassius Winston had 23 points and seven assists, helping the Spartans top the Scarlet Knights 77-65 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for...

Texas women hand Lady Vols first loss, 66-60

Dec. 8, 2019 10:26 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lashann Higgs and Sugg Sutton scored 19 points apiece and Texas handed No. 17 Tennessee its first loss of the season 66-60 on Sunday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Higgs' basket with 8:56 to play started an 8-0 run capped by a pair of Sutton buckets that had the Longhorns on top for...