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No. 11 North Carolina beats No. 10 Virginia Tech 103-82

Jan. 21, 2019 10:34 PM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina went from being unable to hit a 3-pointer to seemingly unable to miss. And its touted freshmen rolled to big nights against a highly ranked Atlantic Coast Conference opponent. This is more what coach Roy Williams envisioned — or hoped for, anyway — from...

Liberty eases by North Alabama 72-47

Jan. 21, 2019 9:01 PM EST

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Lovell Cabbil scored 20 points with a near-perfect shooting day and Liberty coasted to its seventh-straight win Monday night, defeating North Alabama 72-47. Cabil was 5 of 6 from the field and 8 of 9 from the foul line. Caleb Homesley added 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including...

Radford knocks off Longwood 72-59 for 7th straight win

Jan. 21, 2019 9:00 PM EST

FARMVILLE, Va. (AP) — Carlik Jones scored 21 points, Big South player of the week Ed Polite Jr. had 13 points and eight rebounds and Radford beat Longwood 72-59 on Monday night to secure its seventh straight victory. Caleb Tanner added 10 points for Radford (14-6, 6-0), which is off to its best start in...

Gun bills more likely to become ads than law in Virginia

Jan. 21, 2019 4:50 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers appear unlikely to pass any notable new gun laws this legislative session, but are almost certain to campaign heavily on failed gun legislation later this year. Republicans who control the General Assembly have dispatched gun-control bills backed by Democratic Gov....

Tennessee moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25, Duke drops to No. 2

Jan. 21, 2019 2:02 PM EST

Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost. Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25. The Vols are the new No. 1 in The Associated Press men's college basketball...

Brown leads as No. 2 Baylor women roll past W Virginia 79-47

Jan. 20, 2019 8:18 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Kalani Brown turned the ball over once and missed a couple easy shots in the first few minutes Sunday. That earned Baylor's senior All-America center a seat on coach Kim Mulkey's bench. But when Brown returned to the game less than a minute later, she did so with a different mentality,...

TOP 25 REWIND: Losses hit top tier of AP Top 25 poll

Jan. 20, 2019 4:43 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This time, it was the top tier's turn. The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn't avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke's home loss to Syracuse to the nation's last two unbeaten teams — No. 2 Michigan and No. 4...

No. 8 NC State stays perfect, tops Virginia Tech 70-61 in OT

Jan. 20, 2019 4:20 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late steal nearly cost Aislinn Konig and North Carolina State their spot as the only unbeaten team — women's or men's — in Division I. Konig scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 in overtime that helped the eighth-ranked Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech 70-61 on Sunday....

Virginia investor tries to curb Dominion's influence

Jan. 20, 2019 11:34 AM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Rich people using their wealth to try to influence politics is nothing new, but not many launch multimillion-dollar crusades against their local electric company. That's just what Charlottesville investor and Democratic donor Michael Bills is doing in Virginia, where's he's...

Livingston's 3 gives George Mason 71-68 edge over Fordham

Jan. 19, 2019 10:58 PM EST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Otis Livingston II drained a 3-pointer with one second to go for the win as George Mason rallied in the second half to edge Fordham 71-68 on Saturday night. The Patriots (11-8, 5-1 Atlantic 10 Conference) were down 61-53 with less than seven minutes to play. Livingston sank a layup, Ian...