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Dwyane Wade arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Heat retiring Dwyane Wade's No. 3 this weekend

Feb. 21, 2020 3:24 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade says that whenever he would hear the national anthem play before Miami home games, he would take a moment and look to the rafters. “I always imagined my jersey being up there,” Wade said. He will no longer have to imagine the sight. After this weekend, it’ll be...

Kentucky forward Nate Sestina (1) shoots over LSU forward Emmitt Williams (5) as LSU forward Darius Days (0) watches during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Baton Rouge, La. (AP Photo/Bill Feig)

No. 10 Kentucky looks to extend SEC lead against Florida

Feb. 21, 2020 3:19 AM EST

Here are a few things to watch in Southeastern Conference basketball this weekend: GAME OF THE WEEKEND Florida (17-9, 9-4) at No. 10 Kentucky (21-5, 11-2): The host Wildcats have won five in a row and stand alone atop the standings with a two-game edge on Florida, Auburn and LSU — the latter two of which...

Iowa center Luka Garza (55) drives to the basket between Ohio State's Kyle Young, left, and Luther Muhammad, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-76. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Big Ten: No. 7 Maryland looks to keep streak, boost lead

Feb. 21, 2020 3:16 AM EST

What to watch in Big Ten basketball: GAME OF THE WEEK No. 7 Maryland at No. 25 Ohio State on Sunday. The Big Ten-leading Terrapins look to win their 10th in a row and complete a two-game sweep against the Buckeyes, after suffocating them 67-55 at home last month behind Anthony Cowan Jr.'s 20 points. Ohio State...

Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (33) dunks the ball during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Louisville won 90-66. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

ACC basketball title contenders face rough road this weekend

Feb. 21, 2020 3:08 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Here are some things to watch for in ACC play this weekend: GAMES OF THE WEEKEND ACC title contenders No. 8 Florida State and No. 11 Louisville may have more on their minds than just their upcoming games this weekend. Both will have quick turnarounds for a Monday night showdown that...

UCLA forward Cody Riley (2) looks to shoot over Utah forward Riley Battin during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Alex Goodlett)

Bernard jump starts UCLA to 69-58 win over Utah

Feb. 21, 2020 2:07 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Defense travels. UCLA coach Mick Cronin has been drilling this mantra into his team since he arrived in Westwood and his players are responding. “Defensively, we couldn't have played much better,” Cronin said after his Bruins beat Utah 69-58 on Thursday night. Jules...

Sacramento Kings forward Harrison Barnes dunks as Memphis Grizzlies forward Kyle Anderson, right, watches during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Sacramento, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Barnes makes 7 3-pointers in Kings' win over Grizzlies

Feb. 21, 2020 1:57 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Five days after winning the 3-point competition during All-Star weekend, Buddy Hield’s free throw shooting made the difference for Sacramento and has the Kings pondering a potential late run at the postseason. That might be a lofty aspiration for a team still 11 games under...

Dawson putback gives Hawaii 56-55 win over Riverside

Feb. 21, 2020 1:54 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Justin Webster scored 18 points and Carper Dawson scored on a putback with 31.1 seconds to play and Hawaii pulled out a 56-55 win over UC Riverside on Thursday night. The Highlandears called a timeout with 24.6 seconds remaining before Callum McRae missed a contested shot from the...

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook, right, looks to shoot past Golden State Warriors' Eric Paschall in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

James Harden, Rockets roll to 135-105 rout of young Warriors

Feb. 21, 2020 1:48 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russell Westbrook vowed to better control his emotions down the stretch of the regular season. They sometimes get the better of him and he realizes he's under the watchful eye of referees because of his reputation, but he won't ever back down. James Harden had 29 points and 10 assists,...

Fitts, free throws help Saint Mary's defeat LMU 57-51

Feb. 21, 2020 1:35 AM EST

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) — Malik Fitts scored 20 points and Saint Mary's was perfect from the foul line to overcome a cold-shooting second half to pull out a 57-51 win over Loyola Marymount on Thursday night. Jordan Ford added 12 points and Tanner Krebs 10 for the Gaels (22-6, 9-4 West Coast Conference), who...

Stanford's Oscar da Silva hangs from the basket after dunking against Washington late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Seattle. Stanford won 72-64. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Da Silva, Cardinal pull away from Washington in 2nd half

Feb. 21, 2020 1:18 AM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — There’s a point in every college basketball team’s season when it’s now-or-never time, and Stanford has reached that point. After losing seven of eight games over the last month, the Cardinal were on the verge of slipping out of the postseason tournament conversation as...