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Gonzaga's Drew Timme goes to the basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Gonzaga and Baylor to face off in rare top-2 meeting

Dec. 3, 2020 2:23 AM EST

The first week of the college basketball season was filled with great games, a few upsets, stellar performances and a handful of coronavirus cancelations. Next up is a rare treat: No. 1 vs. No. 2. Top-ranked Gonzaga and No. 2 Baylor will play in Indianapolis on Saturday for the ninth meeting between the top two...

Wynter scores 17 to lift Drexel past Quinnipiac 66-48

Dec. 2, 2020 9:55 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Camren Wynter had 17 points as Drexel beat Quinnipiac 66-48 on Wednesday night at the Air Force Reserve Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off Classic. Zach Walton had 13 points for Drexel (1-1). T.J. Bickerstaff added 11 points. James Butler had 12 rebounds. Savion Lewis had 14 points...

Flowers scores 20 to lift Hartford over Fairfield 66-61

Dec. 2, 2020 9:44 PM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Moses Flowers had 20 points as Hartford edged past Fairfield 66-61 on Wednesday night. Hunter Marks had 13 points and seven rebounds for Hartford (1-2). Austin Williams added 12 points and seven rebounds. Caleb Green had 15 points for the Stags (0-2). Supreme Cook added 13 points...

Barcello scores 20 to carry BYU past St. John's 74-68

Dec. 2, 2020 7:43 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alex Barcello scored 20 points and Gideon George had 13 points and 15 rebounds to help BYU beat St. John's 74-68 on Wednesday night. Brandon Averette added 12 points and Trevin Knell had 11 points for BYU (4-1). Julian Champagnie had 25 points for the Red Storm (3-1). Isaih Moore...

Florida's Tyree Appleby celebrates his basket putting Florida ahead for the first time in the game in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Army, Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Mann scores 19, Florida opens season by topping Army 76-69

Dec. 2, 2020 6:00 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Tre Mann scored a career-high 19 points, including five free throws in the final minute, and added six rebounds, four assists and five steals, to help Florida open its season with a 76-69 victory over Army on Wednesday. Army (3-1) led the entire first half — by as many as 11...

Villanova coach Jay Wright talks to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Hartford, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Nova's Wright says bubble stay takes mental toll on players

Dec. 2, 2020 2:25 AM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Villanova stayed in Connecticut's “Bubbleville” at the Mohegan Sun resort casino for a full week, playing four games, including two that were not on it schedule when the Wildcats arrived. Coach Jay Wright says he's not worried about the physical toll that took on his...

Villanova's Justin Moore, center, keeps the ball from Hartford's Traci Carter, left, and Austin Williams, right, in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Moore scores 15, No. 12 Villanova routs Hartford 87-53

Dec. 1, 2020 9:43 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — After his team's first loss of the season, Villanova coach Jay Wright wanted to give his bench more playing time against Hartford. His reserves responded. Eric Dixon came off the bench to score 14 points and grab 10 rebounds and the 12th-ranked Wildcats used a balanced attack to...

Southern California's Drew Peterson reacts after scoring a basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against BYU, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Mobley brothers secure double-doubles, USC tops BYU 79-53

Dec. 1, 2020 4:52 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 19 points, brothers Evan Mobley and Isaiah Mobley each had a double-double, and Southern California beat BYU 79-53 on Tuesday in the first game of the Roman Legends Classic. USC trailed 18-17 before scoring 14 of the next 16 points, including a 10-0 run to...

St. John's Julian Champagnie, right, stops a shot-attempt by Boston College's Wynston Tabbs, center, as St. John's Greg Williams Jr., left, defends in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Champagnie shines in season debut, St John's beats BC 97-93

Nov. 30, 2020 9:56 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Julian Champagnie had a career-high 29 points, 10 rebounds and a key block in his season debut to help St. John's beat Boston College 97-93 on Monday night. St. John's led 92-79 with 2:39 remaining before Boston College went on a 12-1 run as the Red Storm turned the ball over five...

Smoke inhalation complications cause of death for Tony Hsieh

Nov. 30, 2020 7:39 PM EST

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of online shoe retailer Zappos, died from complications of smoke inhalation sustained during a house fire earlier this month in Connecticut, the state medical examiner's office said Monday. The death on Friday of Hsieh, 46, was ruled an accident. He had...