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Barrett has 23 points, 11 assists, Duke wins Canadian finale

Aug. 19, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — R.J. Barrett had 23 points and 11 assists to help Duke beat McGill University 103-58 on Sunday night in the Blue Devils' third and final game on a Canadian exhibition tour. Duke opened the tour with two games in Barrett's hometown of Mississauga, Ontario, beating Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday...

R.J. Barrett scores 35 points, Duke beats Toronto 96-60

Aug. 17, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — R.J. Barrett scored 35 points in his second hometown exhibition game for Duke, Zion Williamson added 24 and the Blue Devils beat the University of Toronto 96-60 on Friday night in an exhibition game. The 18-year-old Barrett was 15 of 26 from the field and had nine rebounds....

Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by doc

Aug. 16, 2018 12:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials are investigating Ohio State University's response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will examine...

Duke says guard Alex O'Connell out with broken facial bone

Aug. 16, 2018 11:08 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke says guard Alex O'Connell will miss the remaining two games of the team's Canada tour with a broken bone in his face. Team spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Thursday that the sophomore fractured his orbital floor, the bone below the eye socket. He has been released from the hospital,...

Canadian star Barrett has 34 points in Duke exhibition debut

Aug. 15, 2018 11:44 PM EDT

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (AP) — Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night in his hometown. "It was great to get to go out there with my brothers in my hometown. It was special for me," Barrett said. "A lot of...

UConn greats expect program to climb back to elite status

Aug. 15, 2018 2:51 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Don't tell Jim Calhoun or his former players that UConn is no longer an elite basketball program. Yes, the Huskies have missed the NCAA Tournament three times in four years and are 30-35 the past two seasons while playing outside a power conference. UConn is under investigation by...

Court dismisses Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas

Aug. 14, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed former Louisville coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against Adidas, agreeing with the sportswear maker that his claim requires arbitration and should be heard out of court. Pitino sued Adidas last October in U.S. District Court for breach of contract, alleging...

Wake AD sits 'tight' as coach goes through legal process

Aug. 14, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest athletic director Ron Wellman says the school is "sitting tight" while the legal process continues for an assistant basketball coach who police say punched a New York City tourist who later died. Wellman spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday, four days after the...

Football team tries to learn from Michigan State scandal

Aug. 12, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Every now and then, when the Michigan State football team won't be together for a little while, it's a good time for another reminder. Safety Khari Willis explained the message: "It's me, Joe (Bachie), Brian (Lewerke), Grayson (Miller), Matt Morrissey reiterating: Make good...

Krzyzewski: No 'plan of execution' for NCAA hoops reforms

Aug. 10, 2018 4:30 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski doesn't believe the NCAA went far enough with its reforms when it comes to how the changes were coordinated. Speaking two days after the governing body announced numerous changes following a high-profile corruption scandal in college basketball, Krzyzewski on...