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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, rebounds against Tennessee forward Uros Plavsic, left, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson, Azubuike lift No. 3 Kansas over Tennessee 74-68

Jan. 25, 2020 6:32 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson scored 22 points, Udoka Azubuike added 18 and No. 3 Kansas beat Tennessee 74-68 Saturday in the Big 12/SEC Challenge. Azubuike was the lone big man for the Jayhawks (16-3) after Silvio De Sousa was suspended 12 games and David McCormack banned five for their roles in a...

Connecticut's Christyn Williams (13) brings the ball up the court against East Carolina during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

No. 3 UConn routs East Carolina 98-42 for another AAC win

Jan. 25, 2020 4:30 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The key for No. 3 UConn to get open shots for Christyn Williams, Anna Makurat and others was defensive stops. Sandwiched between a big win against Tennessee on Thursday and hosting the U.S. women’s national team on Monday was a game against an unranked opponent in the...

Tennessee student tests negative for coronavirus

Jan. 25, 2020 4:09 PM EST

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee college student tested for the coronavirus yielded negative results, the Tennessee Department of Health said. The Tennessean reports test samples were shipped Thursday to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention after the Tennessee Tech student exhibited "very...

Murals enshrine those who integrated school system in 1961

Jan. 25, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Earlier this month, Harry Williams signed his name on a 20-foot-tall portrait of himself in the cafeteria of Bruce Elementary School, in the building where he learned to read and write and in the room where the first grader was not allowed to eat his lunch. Being black and receiving...

Tennessee governor signs anti-LGBT adoption bill

Jan. 24, 2020 4:39 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has become the latest state to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if those organizations exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill Friday without fanfare or an...

Florida head coach Mike White points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Big 12-SEC Challenge gives both leagues chance to impress

Jan. 24, 2020 12:59 PM EST

The Southeastern Conference didn’t do much to help its reputation the first two months of the season. A chance to redeem itself comes this weekend. The SEC has plenty of possibilities for attention-getting victories Saturday during the Big 12/SEC Challenge, most notably when Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor and...

Fourth juvenile shot over last 5 days in Memphis

Jan. 24, 2020 10:20 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A fourth juvenile has been shot this week in Memphis, Tennessee. The 16-year-old male was taken to the hospital in critical condition early Friday morning after police responded to the shooting, The Commercial Appeal reported. Three other children have died this week from gunshot...

Tennessee attorney offers free divorce for Valentine's Day

Jan. 24, 2020 4:46 AM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee attorney is giving away free divorce representation to one client for Valentine's Day. W. Scott Kimberly said in a news release on the giveaway that for many people Valentine's Day is "another reminder that they remain trapped in a relationship that they cannot leave...

Tennessee ends 2019 with record low unemployment rate

Jan. 24, 2020 4:43 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee officials say unemployment rates continue to sear near record low levels. The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced Thursday that the unemployment rate for December 2019 remained 3.3% for the second consecutive month. The unemployment level was same...

Florida forward Omar Payne (5) spins between Auburn center Austin Wiley (50) and guard Samir Doughty (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)

Florida hosts No. 1 Baylor in marquee Big 12/SEC matchup

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch as most Southeastern Conference schools face off against the Big 12 in the annual Big 12/SEC Challenge: GAME OF THE WEEKEND A lot of attention will be focused on Gainesville and whether host Florida (12-6, 4-2) can upend top-ranked Baylor. The Gators are 2-16 all-time against the...