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Brown leads No. 25 Kansas State over Georgia State 71-59

Dec. 15, 2018 11:28 PM EST

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Barry Brown has been ready to step up when No. 25 Kansas State needs him. With injuries to Dean Wade and Kamau Stokes, Brown delivered again for the Wildcats on Saturday night. Brown scored 13 of his 21 points in the second half, propelling Kansas State over Georgia State 71-59. "I...

Cornhuskers keeping 8-2 start in perspective after NCAA snub

Dec. 12, 2018 2:19 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Cornhuskers are a hungry and humble basketball team. Hungry because they just missed out on making the NCAA Tournament last season despite winning 22 games, setting a school record with 13 conference wins and finishing fourth in the Big Ten. Humble because for all the...

Illini coach Underwood just getting started on rebuild

Dec. 4, 2018 4:39 PM EST

Illinois' recent seasons belie a program with a rich history that includes ranking in the top 15 in all-time wins and making 30 NCAA Tournament appearances and five Final Fours. Remember the Flyin' Illini? It's been 30 years since Kenny Battle and Kendall Gill dazzled the nation with their above-the-rim show....

Martin twins lead No. 5 Nevada over Loyola-Chicago 79-65

Nov. 28, 2018 12:13 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The maroon and gold Final Four banner hanging from the rafters gave Nevada just a little extra motivation. Not that the Wolf Pack really needed it. Caleb Martin had 21 points, twin brother Cody Martin scored 20 and No. 5 Nevada beat Loyola-Chicago 79-65 on Tuesday night in a rematch of their...

Massinburg scores 43, Buffalo stuns No. 13 WVU 99-94 in OT

Nov. 10, 2018 1:39 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Maybe that big upset in the NCAA Tournament was only the beginning for Buffalo. CJ Massinburg had 43 points and 14 rebounds as the Bulls stunned another power program Friday night, beating No. 13 West Virginia 99-94 in overtime. Buffalo opened eyes back in March when the...

Ohio State spoils Bearcats' homecoming party 64-56

Nov. 7, 2018 9:29 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio State knew what awaited when the Buckeyes agreed to help Cincinnati reopen its on-campus arena. It was even louder than expected until the closing seconds, when the Bearcats fans were silently filing out. With a solid effort, the visitors from up north spoiled the party. Kaleb Wesson...

Marquette opens new home, beats NCAA darling UMBC 67-42

Nov. 7, 2018 9:45 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Marquette opened a new season in a new downtown home with a fresh approach to winning. Defense came first in a 67-42 victory on Tuesday night over UMBC. Sam Hauser and Markus Howard each scored 15 points, and the Golden Eagles held the NCAA Tournament darling Retrievers to 22.6 percent...

Jerome's 20 points lead No. 5 Virginia past Towson, 73-42

Nov. 6, 2018 10:30 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Ty Jerome said it was great to be back on the basketball court. Jerome scored 20 points and De'Andre Hunter had 13 and 10 rebounds as No. 5 Virginia beat Towson 73-42 on Tuesday night in its first game since they made history that followed them all offseason as the first No. 1...

A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

Nov. 5, 2018 6:18 PM EST

The 2017-18 college basketball season had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons. Oh, and Sister Jean and Chicago-Loyola giving hope to underdogs everywhere...

Dunphy set to turn over Temple to assistant McKie

Nov. 5, 2018 5:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Aaron McKie had player development duties in his first season as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia 76ers, which gave him a second-row spot on the bench based on the organizational seating chart. Just months removed from the end of a 13-year NBA career, McKie found it tough to...