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Women's basketball teams honor cancer survivors

Feb. 18, 2019 2:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Women's basketball teams across the country found many different ways to honor cancer survivors this week as part of the Play4Kay initiative. Texas A&M and Iowa had their players wear names on their jerseys of people who had touched their lives and battled cancer. Aggies coach Gary...

Figueroa lifts St. John's to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

Feb. 18, 2019 1:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win...

Colorado sends Arizona to 7th straight loss, 67-60.

Feb. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Buffaloes never trailed Arizona in sending the Wildcats to their first seven-game skid in 36 years with a business-like 67-60 win Sunday night behind Lucas Siewert's hustle and McKinley Wright IV's clutch second-half adjustments. In a reflection of how far Arizona (14-12,...

Chatman scores 17, Popovic 15 as Boston College beats Miami

Feb. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EST

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College star Ky Bowman came down with a 102-degree fever on Saturday night. Jordan Chatman and Nik Popovic played feverish basketball on Sunday to ensure the Eagles' offense wouldn't miss a beat. Chatman finished with 17 points and Nik Popovic had 15 to carry the Boston...

No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

Feb. 17, 2019 8:14 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory over Ohio...

New No. 1 expected after Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols had a close call against Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, but rolled through the next six games to stretch their...

Goth leads K-State women to upset over No. 15 Texas, 69-60

Feb. 17, 2019 7:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Kayla Goth scored 15 points, Peyton Williams posted a double-double and Kansas State overcame a 14-point second-half deficit to upset No. 15 Texas 69-60 on Sunday. Williams finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds, Jasauen Beard and Rachel Ranke each scored 11 and Kali Jones grabbed 11...

No. 19 ASU women finish with 20-0 run to beat Utah by 2

Feb. 17, 2019 7:04 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Courtney Ekmark's two free throws with under a second remaining capped a 20-0 run and No. 19 Arizona State stunned Utah 60-58 on Sunday. Andrea Torres' 3-pointer with 8:09 left extended a Utes lead to 18 points but those would be the only points scored by Utah in the final period. Robbi...

Hof rallies No. 20 Miami to 79-73 win No. 2 Louisville

Feb. 17, 2019 7:01 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emese Hof and No. 20 Miami think they can play with anyone, and it shows. Hof scored 18 of her 25 points in the second half to help the 20th-ranked Hurricanes rally for a 79-73 victory against No. 2 Louisville on Sunday. Laura Cornelius added 16 points and six assists as Miami (22-5,...

Da Silva carries Missouri St. past Loyola of Chicago 65-61

Feb. 17, 2019 6:53 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Tulio Da Silva had 16 points, nine rebounds and three blocks as Missouri State narrowly beat Loyola of Chicago 65-61 on Sunday. Jarred Dixon had 10 points for Missouri State (15-12, 9-5 Missouri Valley Conference), which earned its fourth straight win. Josh Webster added seven points and 10...