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Davis scores 30 points, No. 23 Tennessee women win 63-58

Jan. 26, 2020 3:43 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rennia Davis scored 30 points, making all 10 of her free throws, and No. 23 Tennessee beat LSU 63-58 on Sunday. Davis shot 9 of 13 while the remainder of the team was hitting only 13 of 39 shots (33%) and sinking 6 of 17 free throws. She also had eight rebounds. Tennessee took the...

Maryland's Jalen Smith (25) shouts to the crowd after his team defeated Indiana in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 17 Maryland scores final 7 points to win at Indiana

Jan. 26, 2020 3:41 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Jalen Smith capped a last-minute comeback by making the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds left Sunday to give No. 17 Maryland a 77-76 victory at Indiana. The Terrapins (16-4, 6-3 Big Ten) trailed by six with 1:25 left in the game. But they held the Hoosiers scoreless and scored the...

FILE - In this July 12, 1996 file photo Kobe Bryant, 17, jokes with the media as he holds his Los Angeles Lakers jersey during a news conference at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)

Retired NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Jan. 26, 2020 3:39 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas,...

Tulsa's Jeriah Horne (41) is fouled by Connecticut's Isaiah Whaley (5) as Connecticut's Akok Akok (23) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Tulsa holds off UConn 79-75 in overtime for 5th straight win

Jan. 26, 2020 3:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Martins Igbanu scored a career-high 28 points and Tulsa held off UConn 79-75 in overtime Sunday to pick up its fifth straight win. Darien Jackson and Brandon Rachal each added 14 points for the Golden Hurricane (14-7, 6-1 American), who were picked to finish 10th in the American...

Reports: Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in helicopter crash in Southern California

Jan. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EST
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Reports: Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in helicopter crash in Southern California.

No. 20 Maryland women beat No. 22 Northwestern 70-61

Jan. 26, 2020 3:04 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Stephanie Jones had 14 points and 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Maryland defeated 22nd-ranked Northwestern 70-61 Sunday in a duel between Big Ten contenders. Taylor Mikesell scored 14, and Ashley Owusu and Blair Watson had 13 points apiece for the Terrapins, who took charge with a 12-5...

Kellman carries Princeton past Rutgers-Camden 87-41

Jan. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Keeshawn Kellman scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Princeton rolled past Division III Rutgers-Camden 87-41 on Sunday. Elijah Barnes had 10 points for Princeton (7-8), which earned its fourth straight victory. The Tigers made 20 of 30 shots, six of them behind...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) passes the ball as Denver Nuggets' Malik Beasley (25) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Houston. The Rockets won 121-105. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

James Harden sits against Nuggets with bruised left thigh

Jan. 26, 2020 2:36 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Houston Rockets star James Harden will miss the game Sunday against the Denver Nuggets with a bruised left thigh. This marks the second game Harden has missed this season. He also sat out a loss in New Orleans on Dec. 29. The NBA scoring leader left Friday's game in Minnesota during the third...

Woldetensae, Virginia hold off Wake Forest 65-63 in OT

Jan. 26, 2020 2:31 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Tomas Woldetensae scored a career-high 21 points and Virginia got a final-play defensive stop to beat Wake Forest 65-63 in overtime on Sunday. Woldetensae scored all his points on seven 3-pointers, making him the most reliable offensive threat on another tough offensive day for...

Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters (11) drives to the basket as Los Angeles Clippers guard Landry Shamet (20) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Waiters takes blame for the issues that led to suspensions

Jan. 26, 2020 2:21 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dion Waiters spoke about his issues for the first time in months Sunday, accepting responsibility for the matters that led him to being suspended by the Miami Heat on three separate occasions already this season. Waiters didn’t specifically address any incidents, including his decision...