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The Latest: Field announced for 2019 Charleston Classic

Nov. 15, 2018 11:48 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Charleston Classic (all times local): 11:35 a.m. The Charleston Classic announced its field for next year with Xavier, Miami, Florida and UConn leading the eight-team event in 2019. The remaining teams are Missouri State, Penn State, St. Joseph's and Towson. The...

UConn signs backcourt duo Bouknight, Gaffney for 2019

Nov. 15, 2018 9:34 AM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Dan Hurley has announced his first signings for next season, guards from New York and New Jersey. Hurley says the Huskies have received National Letters of Intent from James Bouknight of Brooklyn, New York, and Jalen Gaffney of Columbus, New Jersey. Bouknight is a 6-foot-4...

LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA's 126-117 win over Blazers

Nov. 15, 2018 5:07 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play , the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood. His most impressive game yet for the...

No. 16 Virginia Tech, No. 23 Purdue lead Charleston Classic

Nov. 15, 2018 4:02 AM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — No. 16 Virginia Tech and No. 23 Purdue will get their strongest tests of the early season when they play in the Charleston Classic this weekend. The eight-team field features five teams that played in the NCAA Tournament a year ago. The Hokies (1-0) of the Atlantic Coast Conference...

On Basketball: Butler, 76ers have time to figure things out

Nov. 15, 2018 3:45 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Time, right now, is Jimmy Butler's best friend. That's all that the Philadelphia 76ers and their newest player need. They will figure things out, figure out who goes where and who does what in every situation. In time, they'll be able to get back to their usual arsenal of plays and...

Center of attention: Bucks' Brook Lopez lights out from 3

Nov. 15, 2018 3:42 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new nickname for Brook Lopez started floating around Twitter after the Milwaukee Bucks 7-footer had a career night from the 3-point line. "Splash Mountain ." How appropriate for a self-described Disney aficionado who is quickly developing a reputation as one of the best-shooting big men...

No. 1 Duke's freshmen: College hoops' must-see attraction

Nov. 15, 2018 3:29 AM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Drake has already been spotted wearing Zion Williamson's high school jersey. Let that be proof: Duke's season is just starting, and the Blue Devils' freshmen have already arrived. Just three games into their college careers, the youngsters have made top-ranked Duke the top story in...

LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA's 126-117 win over Blazers

Nov. 15, 2018 2:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play , the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James' inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood. His most impressive game yet for the...

Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games

Nov. 15, 2018 2:19 AM EST

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph's against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day's first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference teams in the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia...

No. 10 Kentucky coasts past North Dakota 96-58

Nov. 15, 2018 1:29 AM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — As No. 10 Kentucky works through initial growing pains, it can feel good about its first lopsided win this season. PJ Washington set a career high with 25 points and grabbed a season-best seven rebounds, Tyler Herro added 18 points and the Wildcats rolled over North Dakota 96-58 on...