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SC coaches on leave after altercation at high school game

Jan. 22, 2020 6:26 AM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Two South Carolina high school coaches have been placed on leave after confronting each other on the basketball court after a game. Michael Fitzgerald Morrison was suspended from coaching duties at J.L. Mann High School in Greenville on Tuesday, news outlets reported. Wade Hampton...

San Diego State guard Trey Pulliam (4) shoots past Wyoming guard Jake Hendricks (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

No. 4 SDSU beats Wyoming 72-55 to match Leonard's 20-0 start

Jan. 22, 2020 2:09 AM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — With transfers Malachi Flynn and Yanni Wetzell once again leading the way, No. 4 San Diego State improved to 20-0 to match Kawhi Leonard's 2010-11 team for the best start in school history. Like that team, though, this squad wants a whole lot more. Flynn scored 18 points and Wetzell...

Bean's double-double helps Utah St. overwhelm Air Force

Jan. 22, 2020 1:03 AM EST

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — Justin Bean scored 16 points with 13 rebounds and Sam Merrill scored 15 and Utah State beat Air Force 72-47 on Tuesday. Bean and Neemias Queta, scored 14, combined to shoot 11 of 15. Diogo Brito added 10 off the bench for the Aggies. Utah State (15-6, 4-4 Mountain West Conference) raced...

Missouri guard Xavier Pinson, bottom, dribbles around Texas A&M guard Savion Flagg, top, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Texas A&M tops Missouri 66-64 despite record free throws

Jan. 22, 2020 12:59 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — For a struggling Missouri men’s basketball team, even an NCAA record-breaking night wasn’t enough for a win. After sinking 31 straight free throws in its weekend loss to Alabama, the Tigers (9-9, 1-5 Southeastern Conference) continued their streak with 23 foul shots in a...

Wisconsin's Brad Davison (34) shoots against Nebraska's Shamiel Stevenson (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Davison had a team-high 14 points in Wisconsin's 82-68 win. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Wisconsin pulls away from Nebraska for 82-68 win

Jan. 22, 2020 12:35 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Greg Gard's message to his team at halftime Tuesday was to not worry about the offense. He knew that end of the floor would take care of itself. It certainly did. Brad Davison scored 14 points, D'Mitrik Trice added 11 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists and Wisconsin...

Dallas Mavericks forward Dwight Powell (7) stumbles due to injury in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Mavericks fear 'severe' Achilles injury for center Powell

Jan. 22, 2020 12:33 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas center Dwight Powell sustained what the Mavericks fear is a “severe” injury to his right Achilles tendon in a 110-107 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night. Coach Rick Carlisle said the club would wait on an MRI exam to determine the extent of the injury, but...

Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) dunks the ball over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)

Leonard scores 36 to lead Clippers past Mavericks 110-107

Jan. 22, 2020 12:24 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks brought back one big man but lost another Tuesday night, and in the end, they couldn't rein in the reigning Finals MVP. Kawhi Leonard scored 36 points, Landry Shamet hit two clutch 3-pointers late and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Dallas Mavericks 110-107 Tuesday...

Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton celebrates after making a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. Iowa State won 89-82. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Young's 27 points sends Iowa St. past Oklahoma St. 89-82

Jan. 22, 2020 12:16 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State senior Solomon Young speaks softly, but his voice carries weight. The 6-foot-8 forward added a much-needed crescendo to his game Tuesday night against Oklahoma State, scoring a career-high 27 points in an 89-82 win. Young — who also had nine rebounds and two blocked...

Mississippi forward KJ Buffen (5) is defended against by Tennessee guard Santiago Vescovi (25) during an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Knoxville, Tenn. (Calvin Mattheis/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP)

Tennessee wins 73-48 as Ole Miss suffers 6th straight loss

Jan. 22, 2020 12:15 AM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee continued its recent surge by playing the stingy defense that has carried the Volunteers for much of the season. The slumping Mississippi Rebels certainly had no answers for it. John Fulkerson scored a career-high 18 points and matched a career high with 10 rebounds as...

Martin, Manigault lead New Mexico in win over San Jose St.

Jan. 22, 2020 12:14 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Missing four starters for a variety of reasons, New Mexico turned to Zane Martin and Corey Manigault, who combined for 41 points Tuesday to help the Lobos beat San José State 86-59. Neither Martin nor Manigault were starters a month ago when two players were suspended...