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Stanford's VanDerveer tops women's AP Top 25 appearances

Dec. 05, 2022 13:20 PM EST

Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer stands atop The Associated Press women’s basketball poll with the most appearances all time, breaking a tie with the late Pat Summitt. VanDerveer's Cardinal remained No. 2 behind top-ranked South Carolina on Monday, giving her 619 weeks with one of...

Final goodbye: Recalling influential people who died in 2022

Dec. 05, 2022 13:17 PM EST

One would have to go back hundreds of years to find a monarch who reigned longer than Queen Elizabeth II. In her 70 years on the throne, she helped modernize the monarchy across decades of enormous social change, royal marriages and births, and family scandals. For most Britons, she...

POLL ALERT: Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer makes 619th appearance in women's AP Top 25, sets record for most all time

Dec. 05, 2022 13:02 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer makes 619th appearance in women's AP Top 25, sets record for most all time.

POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 North Carolina falls out of men's AP Top 25, UConn into top five; Houston, Texas remain 1-2

Dec. 05, 2022 12:13 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 North Carolina falls out of men's AP Top 25, UConn into top five; Houston, Texas remain 1-2.

Top-ranked Houston earns No. 1 spot in NET rankings

Dec. 05, 2022 12:08 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Houston is No. 1 in the NCAA's initial NET rankings, mirroring the AP Top 25. The Cougars (8-0) were the No. 1 team in the AP Top 25 for the second straight week on Monday and took the top spot in the NCAA Evaluation Tool, the primary sorting tool for...

Preseason No. 1 North Carolina drops out of AP Top 25

Dec. 05, 2022 12:05 PM EST

Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, while preseason No. 1 North Carolina has dropped out entirely after a fourth straight loss. The Cougars earned 37 of 62 first-place votes in Monday's poll, extending the program's...

With 99 points in 2 games, Lakers' Anthony Davis on big roll

Dec. 05, 2022 09:24 AM EST

Anthony Davis is healthy. His numbers have never been healthier. And, not coincidentally, the Los Angeles Lakers are playing like the team they expected to be. With 99 points in his last two games — his most ever in a span of two regular-season contests — Davis is...

US college hoops game clashes with World Cup fever in London

Dec. 05, 2022 07:49 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Kentucky and Michigan finally played their London game, but organizers aren’t exactly running a fast break to get back to the British capital. The Basketball Hall of Fame London Showcase was delayed because of the coronavirus, and Sunday's game tipped off an hour...

Trail Blazers beat Pacers in Lillard's return from injury

Dec. 05, 2022 00:42 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jerami Grant scored 28 points to lead the Portland Trail Blazers over the Indiana Pacers 116-100 on Sunday night. Blazers star Damian Lillard scored 21 points and had six assists in his first game since returning from a calf strain he suffered on Nov. 19....

Akin scores 19, Utah State knocks off San Francisco 82-64

Dec. 04, 2022 23:44 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Daniel Akin scored 19 points off of the bench to help lead Utah State past San Francisco 82-64 on Sunday night. Akin shot 8 of 10 from the field and 3 for 5 from the line for the Aggies (7-0). Max Shulga scored 16 points and added six rebounds. Taylor Funk...