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Kentucky guard Ashton Hagans (0) attempts to go around LSU guard Charles Manning Jr. (11) while driving to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

Quickley leads No. 10 Kentucky past slumping LSU 79-76

Feb. 19, 2020 1:12 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley's reliable scoring and Nick Richards' shot-altering defensive presence gave No. 10 Kentucky a decisive edge in a challenging road game with first place in the Southeastern Conference at stake. Quickley scored 21 points and Kentucky made a timely string of...

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) drives around Oklahoma guard Alondes Williams (15) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Norman, Okla., Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Butler scores 22, helps No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54

Feb. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma seemingly had a chance before Jared Butler snuffed out the Sooners' upset hopes. The sophomore guard scored 11 of his 22 points during a crucial five-minute stretch in the second half, and No. 1 Baylor beat Oklahoma 65-54 on Tuesday night for its Big 12-record 23rd consecutive...

Marquette's Markus Howard (0) drives to the basket against Creighton's Marcus Zegarowski (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Aaron Gash)

Alexander leads No. 15 Creighton past No. 19 Marquette 73-65

Feb. 19, 2020 12:42 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Ty-Shon Alexander came up big for Creighton on both ends of the floor. Alexander had 22 points and helped limit high-scoring Markus Howard to 13 as the No. 15 Bluejays beat No. 19 Marquette 73-65 on Tuesday night. “He’s done a good job on everybody all year and he...

Hamilton leads UNLV to crushing win over Colorado St.

Feb. 19, 2020 12:34 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bryce Hamilton scored 25 points on 11-of-18 shooting grabbed 10 rebounds and UNLV overwhelmed Colorado State 80-56 on Tuesday night. The Rebels (14-14, 9-6) moved into a three-way tie for fourth in the Mountain West Conference with Colorado State (18-10, 9-6) and Boise State (17-10, 9-6)....

Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein gives instructions to players in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Cleveland. New York won 139-134 in overtime. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Reports: Cavaliers, Beilein splitting after just 54 games

Feb. 19, 2020 12:24 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers first-year coach John Beilein will end a rough season by stepping down after 54 games, according to multiple reports Tuesday night. The former Michigan coach, who was a surprising hire by the Cavs last year because of his age (67) and lack of any pro experience, is expected to...

Bowden's late free throws clinch Vols' 65-61 win over Vandy

Feb. 19, 2020 12:16 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jordan Bowden’s steadiness at the foul line made sure Tennessee avoided a stunning collapse. Bowden calmly sank two free throws with five seconds left to clinch a 65-61 victory over Vanderbilt on Tuesday night after Tennessee nearly blew a 12-point lead in the final minute. ...

West Virginia coach Bob Huggins reacts to a call during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Huggins ties Smith at 879 as No. 17 WVU beats Oklahoma State

Feb. 19, 2020 12:05 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia coach Bob Huggins had a better time being around North Carolina great Dean Smith than talking about tying him on the career wins list. The 17th-ranked Mountaineers took over early in the second half to beat Oklahoma State 65-47 Tuesday night, giving Huggins his 879th...

Dayton guard Rodney Chatman (0) drives around VCU forward Issac Vann (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

Crutcher scores 18, leads No. 5 Dayton past VCU 66-61

Feb. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dayton coach Anthony Grant knew that his No. 5 Flyers would face a stern test on the road at VCU, where he spent four years as the Rams' coach. His team got that, for sure, in the 150th consecutive sellout at VCU's Siegel Center, yet the Flyers did just enough to extend their winning...

Harris helps lift Nevada over New Mexico 88-74

Feb. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Sparked by another standout game from Jalen Harris, who scored 26 with nine rebounds, Nevada beat New Mexico 88-74 on Tuesday night. It was a game that marked the first return to the Pit of former Lobos coaches Steve Alford, who left New Mexico to coach UCLA before ending up at...

Missouri head coach Cuonzo Martin looks for a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Mississippi Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. Missouri won 71-68.(AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Pinson, Smith won't cool off as Mizzou edges Ole Miss

Feb. 19, 2020 12:00 AM EST

For the second game in a row, Missouri’s Xavier Pinson and Dru Smith carried the team’s offense. Pinson scored a career-high 32 points on 9-of-13 shooting and missed just one free throw in 11 attempts as Missouri beat Ole Miss 71-68 on Tuesday night. Dru Smith added 17 points for the Tigers (13-13,...