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Led by another Mobley, USC looks to repeat NCAA tourney run

Oct. 21, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley fueled Southern California’s first Elite Eight appearance in 20 years. He’s off to the NBA, leaving brother Isaiah Mobley with his own chance to propel the Trojans on another March run. After flirting with the NBA draft, Isaiah Mobley...

Led by Juzang, No. 2 UCLA carries title hopes into season

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expectations are nothing new at UCLA. John Wooden's success made sure of that. They accompany the start of every basketball season at the school that owns a record 11 NCAA titles. What’s different is that the Bruins could win it all for the first...

Pippen expects Vandy to compete, 'didn't come back to lose'

Oct. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has returned to Vanderbilt and the high-scoring guard expects things to be different. He believes Vanderbilt can be an NCAA Tournament team. Having Pippen back for his junior season is already a big win for coach Jerry...

Shackelford, Quinerly lead reigning SEC champ No. 14 Alabama

Oct. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

While Alabama must replace the Southeastern Conference player of the year and an NBA draft lottery pick from its best team in decades, coach Nate Oats is hardly starting from scratch. Oats still enters his third season in Tuscaloosa with the preseason No. 14 team thanks...

HBCU's Howard, Morgan State to play at NBA All-Star weekend

Oct. 21, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

Among those likely playing at the NBA All-Star weekend this season are Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Also playing at All-Star weekend: the men’s teams from Howard and Morgan State. The NBA plans to generate exposure for historically...

Barnes has 36 and the Kings spoil Portland's opener 124-121

Oct. 21, 2021 02:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings will be in a good place this season if Harrison Barnes can consistently shoot like he did in the season opener. Barnes scored 36 points, including a career-high eight 3-pointers, and the Kings spoiled Chauncey Billups debut as...

Jokic scores 27 points, Nuggets beat Suns 110-98

Oct. 21, 2021 01:49 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Nikola Jokic was up to his old tricks Wednesday night, scoring on a crafty array of hook shots, 3-pointers and flat-footed jumpers. In short, the reigning MVP still looks a lot like an MVP. The 6-foot-11 Serbian poured in 27 points...

Jazz dominate Thunder, claim 107-86 victory

Oct. 21, 2021 01:05 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz opened a new season with a typical dominant defensive performance. Rudy Gobert had 16 points and 21 rebounds to lead Utah to a 107-86 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night. Six different...

Edwards energizes Wolves in opening 124-106 win over Rockets

Oct. 21, 2021 00:35 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards energized the first full-size home crowd of his nascent career with 29 points in 31 minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves, who cruised to a 124-106 victory over the Houston Rockets to start the season on Wednesday night. Karl-Anthony...

Knicks withstand Brown's 46, outlast Celtics 138-134 in 2 OT

Oct. 21, 2021 00:17 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks never could contain Jaylen Brown and on the last play of regulation completely lost track of Marcus Smart. More mistakes than they'd like, but not enough to ruin their season opener. “At the end of the day, we...