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Lawson leads South Carolina past Cleveland State 90-63

Nov. 15, 2019 10:26 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — AJ Lawson had a slow start to what many consider his last season in college. He’s glad he finally got to have the impact he wanted in South Carolina’s latest win. Lawson scored a career-high 28 points and helped the Gamecocks take off on an 18-2 start to the second half...

Sibande carries Miami (Ohio) over Purdue Fort Wayne 84-80

Nov. 13, 2019 10:05 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Nike Sibande posted 19 points as Miami (Ohio) held off Purdue Fort Wayne 84-80 on Wednesday night. Sibande, who returned to the RedHawks (1-1) after declaring for the NBA draft and going through summer workouts, made 7 of 13 from the field and 4 for 4 from the free-throw line....

Wiseman gets restraining order to play; Memphis wins

Nov. 8, 2019 11:16 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — James Wiseman had another dominant game for the No. 14 Memphis Tigers. All anyone wants to talk about is Wiseman's status with the NCAA. Wiseman had 17 points and nine rebounds hours after getting a temporary restraining order to play amid an NCAA ineligibility ruling, leading Memphis...

Memphis' Wiseman has temporary restraining order to play

Nov. 8, 2019 11:16 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The feel-good season for No. 14 Memphis plunged into uncertainty Friday after the school said second-year coach and former NBA star Penny Hardaway gave more than $11,000 to the family of top prospect James Wiseman, who got a court order allowing him to play while the university tries...

Vols beat UNC Asheville 78-63 for 27th straight home win

Nov. 5, 2019 11:06 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Yves Pons showed he's capable of offering the scoring punch he hasn't provided thus far in his career. Pons collected a career-high 15 points with seven rebounds and three blocks Tuesday as the Volunteers opened their season by beating UNC Asheville 78-63 for their 27th...

Top prospects find options to bypass college in NBA pursuit

Nov. 3, 2019 9:43 AM EST

Precious Achiuwa wanted to be part of Memphis' No. 1-ranked recruiting class and fulfill his family's hope that he would attend college before pursuing an NBA career. He also knew there were other options that didn't include college. With the NBA draft age limit still in place, some recruits have bypassed a...

Clippers extend contracts of guards Shamet and Robinson

Oct. 30, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Clippers have extended the contracts of guards Landry Shamet and Jerome Robinson. The team on Tuesday exercised its third-year options on both players. Shamet was acquired by Los Angeles in a midseason trade with Philadelphia last winter. He's averaged 9.2 points and shot 42% from...

WKU's Bassey heads list of top players from smaller leagues

Oct. 29, 2019 11:00 AM EDT

Ja Morant provided an inspiration to all small-conference players when he earned All-America honors at Murray State last season and went to the Memphis Grizzlies with the second overall pick in the NBA Draft. There doesn't appear to be anyone of Morant's caliber in the mid-major and low-major ranks this season,...

Texas and Smart fighting to get back to NCAA Tournament

Oct. 25, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas coach Shaka Smart's four seasons with the Longhorns have produced a national tournament championship and three one-and-done, first-round NBA draft picks. Sounds great. But it includes just two NCAA Tournament appearances — both first-round losses — and a losing...

South Carolina's Frank Martin welcomes back familiar roster

Oct. 24, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Frank Martin found himself with extra time on his hands this offseason instead of scrambling around searching for players to plug holes in a roster riddled with transfers and departures. "We've had the first summer where our roster was intact, where I wasn't...