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North Carolina guard Cole Anthony (2) reacts from the sidelines with an injury during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Yale in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

UNC's Anthony eager for eventual return from knee surgery

Jan. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Cole Anthony has spent six weeks watching North Carolina teammates struggle as he recovers from knee surgery. The Tar Heels’ star freshman point guard can’t wait to rejoin them the moment he is cleared to play again. “I’m doing pretty good, slowly and surely...

FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese, right, talks with guard Diamond Miller during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State in College Park, Md. Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

No. 17 Maryland women get on a roll as 'player-driven' team

Jan. 28, 2020 12:52 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Riding a five-game winning streak and closing in on its customary perch atop the Big Ten standings, the 17th-ranked Maryland women's basketball team turned around its season with a minimum of assistance from fiery coach Brenda Frese. After a 66-61 loss at Iowa on Jan. 9 dropped...

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, file)

Kobe Bryant leaves lasting impact on women's basketball

Jan. 28, 2020 12:27 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kobe Bryant always had an interest in women's basketball, one that he shared with many in the sport even before his daughter Gianna started excelling at the game. Whether it was mentoring players like Diana Taurasi, Jewell Loyd and Sabrina Ionescu or working out with Gabby Williams...

Recent Kansas editorials

Jan. 28, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Topeka Capital-Journal, Jan. 25 The possibility of an anti-abortion amendment to the Kansas Constitution being brought before voters during the August primary election is an obviously bad and unfair idea. First, let’s make this clear: We do not have a stance on this amendment itself. We’re...

Iowa guard Joe Wieskamp celebrates during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 68-62. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 18 Hawkeyes face pair of challenges in Big Ten race

Jan. 28, 2020 3:52 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Iowa has a big week ahead in the Big Ten race. The No. 18 Hawkeyes have two games against ranked league opponents this week, the first when they visit No. 15 Maryland on Thursday. Then comes a Sunday visit from No. 19 Illinois, which entered the week tied with No. 14 Michigan State...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike, right, watches as Kansas guard Marcus Garrett, left, drives the ball under pressure from Oklahoma State guard Chris Harris Jr. during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Brody Schmidt)

Braun, Moss lead No. 3 Kansas to 65-50 win over Okla. St.

Jan. 28, 2020 12:50 AM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Freshman Christian Braun made the most of his first career start. Taking the lineup spot of the suspended David McCormack, Braun had 16 points and nine rebounds to lead No. 3 Kansas to a 65-50 victory over Oklahoma State on Monday night. Kansas (17-3, 6-1 Big 12) has won five in a...

Rasas carries Texas Southern past Ark.-Pine Bluff 68-57

Jan. 28, 2020 12:04 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Yahuza Rasas scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds and Texas Southern beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 68-57 on Monday night for its fifth straight win. Eden Ewing scored 18 points and had seven rebounds for the Tigers (9-11, 6-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference), who made just 2 of 14 3-pointers...

Andrews leads Alcorn St. past Alabama St. 63-60

Jan. 28, 2020 12:00 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Troymain Crosby scored a go-ahead jumper with 47 seconds left to play and Alcorn State beat Alabama State 63-60 on Monday night to win its fifth straight. Crosby hit his jumper for a 61-60 Braves' lead, then added two free...

Oluyitan leads balanced Southern Utah rout of Idaho, 73-45

Jan. 27, 2020 11:57 PM EST

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — Cameron Oluyitan scored 15 points and led four players into double figure scoring as Southern Utah walloped Idaho, 73-45 in a Big Sky Conference battle Monday night. The Thunderbirds built a 19-point lead by intermission and padded it in the second half. Oluyitan hit 6 of 11 shots...

Prairie View A&M cruises past Mississippi Valley St, 102-83

Jan. 27, 2020 11:55 PM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Antione Lister scored 30 points as Prairie View A&M cruised past Mississippi Valley State, 102-83 for its fourth straight Southwestern Conference victory Monday night. The Panthers built a 15-point lead by intermission and maintained it in a wild second half that featured a...