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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...

Louisville guard David Johnson (13) reaches for the ball while Duke forward Joey Baker (13) looks to pass it during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

No. 6 Louisville hosts Clemson to headline ACC's week ahead

Jan. 24, 2020 4:00 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Clemson at No. 6 Louisville. The Cardinals (16-3, 7-1) claimed the only regular-season meeting with Duke last weekend after a big performance from freshman point guard David Johnson. Now Louisville,...

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) and coach Bill Self stand on court side following a brawl in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Jan. 21, 2020 in Lawrence, Kan. (Emma Pravecek/University Daily Kansan via AP)

Big 12 breaks out of league play to challenge SEC schools

Jan. 24, 2020 3:18 AM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Big 12 takes a break from conference play this weekend when its teams match up with members of the Southeastern Conference for the SEC-Big 12 Challenge. He's a look at those games and the week ahead: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Third-ranked Kansas will be without big men Silvio De Sousa...

Oregon's Chris Duarte, right, steals the ball from Southern California's Daniel Utomi, back, and Elijah Weaver during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)

Duarte leads No. 12 Oregon past USC 79-70 in double OT

Jan. 24, 2020 2:55 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...

Illinois head coach Brad Underwood speaks with guard Alan Griffin (0) after being called for a foul during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. Griffin was ejected for the foul. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 21 Illinois in first-place tie, faces Michigan next

Jan. 24, 2020 2:53 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND No. 21 Illinois at Michigan, Saturday. The Illini (14-5, 6-2) are tied for first place in the league after No. 11 Michigan State's loss at Indiana on Thursday night. That's a big deal for Illinois, which hasn't finished above .500 in conference...

UCLA's Tyger Campbell (10) blocks a basket by Oregon State's Alfred Hollins (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Corvallis, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Amanda Loman)

Smith helps UCLA hold off Oregon State 62-58

Jan. 24, 2020 2:37 AM EST

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — With the game in the balance, UCLA’s Chris Smith wasn’t about to settle for perimeter jumpers. The 6-foot-9 guard scored nine of his 15 points down the stretch, leading UCLA to a 62-58 victory over Oregon State on Thursday night. Smith’s three-point play with...

Colorado guard McKinley Wright IV jokes with teammates as he heads to the bench late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Washington State Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boulder, Colo. Colorado won 78-56. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Siewert leads No. 23 Colorado past Washington State 78-56

Jan. 24, 2020 2:16 AM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Lucas Siewert and Evan Battey teamed up to hit the boards with a vengeance in the absence of Colorado's top rebounder, Tyler Bey. Siewert had 16 points and 10 rebounds, and Battey added 12 points and 10 boards as No. 23 Colorado pulled away in the second half to beat Washington State...

Fitts has 18 points to lead Saint Mary's past San Francisco

Jan. 24, 2020 1:22 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts had 18 points as Saint Mary's topped San Francisco 58-48 on Thursday night. Tanner Krebs had five steals for Saint Mary's (17-4, 4-2 West Coast Conference). Tommy Kuhse added seven of the Gaels' 11 assists. Jordan Ford, the Gaels' leading scorer at 22 points per game, went...

Ross lifts Pepperdine over Santa Clara 90-86 in OT

Jan. 24, 2020 1:18 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Colbey Ross scored seven of his 24 points in overtime as Pepperdine narrowly beat Santa Clara 90-86 on Thursday night. Kameron Edwards added 21 points for the Waves. Pepperdine (10-10, 3-3 West Coast Conference) never led in the final 6:44 of regulation but scored the first four...

Indiana forward Race Thompson (25) blocks the shot of Michigan State forward Malik Hall (25) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana uses late charge to beat No. 11 Michigan State 67-63

Jan. 24, 2020 12:57 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Joey Brunk made an immediate impact from the moment he arrived on Indiana's campus. Jerome Hunter needed to be more patient. On Thursday night, the graduate transfer from Butler and the redshirt freshman teamed up for the Hoosiers' final flurry. Brunk scored 14 points including a...