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UConn guard charged with evading police is granted probation

Nov. 18, 2019 2:03 PM EST

VERNON, Conn. (AP) — UConn guard James Bouknight was accepted Monday into a probation program designed to leave him without a criminal record in connection with a September traffic accident. The freshman, who was charged with evading responsibility, interfering with police, driving without a license and...

Duke climbs to No. 1 in AP Top 25 following Kentucky’s loss

Nov. 18, 2019 1:57 PM EST

Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week. The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump. Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll released...

Notre Dame’s 12-year run in women’s AP Top 25 is over

Nov. 18, 2019 1:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third...

Glen Rice Jr. to face court Wednesday after arrest

Nov. 18, 2019 3:00 AM EST

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Former Washington Wizards guard Glen Rice Jr. will appear in an Auckland court Wednesday to face charges stemming from his arrest days after joining the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian National Basketball League. The New Zealand Breakers have placed Rice on indefinite...

James, Lakers start fast in racing past Hawks 122-101

Nov. 18, 2019 1:23 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James wasn’t about to send Kobe Bryant home disappointed. With the former Lakers great sitting courtside, the team’s current ranking superstar scored 12 of his 33 points during a breathtaking opening nine minutes for Los Angeles, which raced to a 25-point lead and...

Hull scores 20 points in Stanford's OT win over Gonzaga

Nov. 17, 2019 11:42 PM EST

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Lexie Hull was unable to play against Gonzaga last year, making a game against her hometown team this season even more special. Hull scored eight points and grabbed a big rebound in the final 3 minutes and No. 3 Stanford beat Gonzaga 76-70 in overtime Sunday night. After shooting...

Ford has 21 points, No. 18 Saint Mary’s tops Cal Poly 79-48

Nov. 17, 2019 11:37 PM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Saint Mary’s didn’t have much defensive energy early. Once they got it going, the Gaels were hard to stop. Jordan Ford scored 21 points, Malik Fitts added 12 and No. 18 Saint Mary’s beat Cal Poly 79-48 on Sunday night. Saint Mary’s (3-1) extended its...

Redick scores 26, Pelicans top reeling Warriors 108-100

Nov. 17, 2019 11:31 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday looked to find J.J. Redick shot opportunities early and often against Golden State, and Reddick validated Holiday’s approach in short order. “I’m looking for him every time,” said Holiday, who in the first quarter assisted on five Redick jump...

No. 14 Oregon beats Texas Arlington 67-47

Nov. 17, 2019 11:13 PM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Payton Pritchard came to Oregon’s rescue with some timely offense. Pritchard scored 24 points and Texas Arlington could only respond with one missed shot after another in No. 14 Oregon’s 67-47 victory over the cold-shooting Mavericks on Sunday night. “Payton...

Knight scores 15 as San Jose St. beats NAIA Simpson U. 85-60

Nov. 17, 2019 10:28 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Seneca Knight had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, Zach Chappell added 14 points, and San Jose State beat NAIA Simpson University 85-60 on Sunday. Craig LeCesne scored 13 points and Ralph Agee 10 for San Jose State. Agee made a jumper with 14:27 left in the first half to make it 9-7...