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No. 10 Kentucky easily takes care of Winthrop 87-74

Nov. 21, 2018 3:36 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — PJ Washington had 19 points and 11 rebounds, Tyler Herro added 15 points and No. 10 Kentucky shot 56 percent to run away from Winthrop 87-74 on Wednesday. Coming off Sunday's tense victory over hot-shooting VMI, the Wildcats (4-1) had a far easier time against the Eagles during the...

Pitt holds off St. Louis 75-73 in Barclays Center Classic

Nov. 21, 2018 3:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Xavier Johnson hit the go-ahead layup with 1:19 left as Pittsburgh beat St. Louis 75-73 in The Barclays Center Classic on Wednesday. It was a back-and-forth game with 12 lead changes before Pitt took the lead for good on Johnson's layup. He then hit a pair of free throws to keep the...

No. 1 Duke faces No. 3 Gonzaga in Maui title game

Nov. 21, 2018 3:04 PM EST

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The Maui Invitational has a marquee matchup for its title game. Top-ranked Duke vies for its record sixth Maui title against No. 3 Gonzaga at the Lahaina Civic Center on Wednesday night. The Blue Devils (5-0) are 17-0 all-time in Maui after holding off No. 8 Auburn in the semifinals...

Southern Miss beats WCU 68-63 in Cancun Challenge

Nov. 21, 2018 2:52 PM EST

CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Tyree Griffin scored 18 points, Cortez Edwards added 17 and Southern Miss beat Western Carolina 68-63 on Wednesday for third place in the Mayan Division of the Cancun Challenge. Western Carolina took its first lead, 59-57, since the early going with 5:49 remaining, but that was the...

The Latest: Oklahoma tops Florida to start Battle 4 Atlantis

Nov. 21, 2018 2:16 PM EST

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament in the Bahamas (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Christian James scored 18 points to help Oklahoma hold off Florida 65-60 in Wednesday's first round of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. Aaron Calixte hit two clinching free throws...

Akron takes 7th place at Cayman Islands Classic

Nov. 21, 2018 2:13 PM EST

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Daniel Utomi sank six 3-pointers and had 22 points and nine rebounds, leading Akron past St. Bonaventure 61-49 on Wednesday for seventh place at the Cayman Islands Classic. Utomi made all five of his 3-point attempts in the first half as Akron built a 30-23 lead. The Zips...

UTSA gets 1st win of season, beats FGCU 76-65

Nov. 21, 2018 1:49 PM EST

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) — Jhivvan Jackson made five 3-pointers and scored 21 points in just 15 minutes, Keaton Wallace added four 3s and 19 points and UTSA beat Florida Gulf Coast 76-65 on Wednesday in the Gulf Coast Showcase for its first victory of the season. Jackson, who was the Conference USA freshman of...

Correction: Minnesota-Dayton story

Nov. 21, 2018 1:03 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton preparing to leave the Mayo Clinic, The Associated Press reported erroneously that he said he had turned over control to Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach for the time he was under anesthesia. Dayton said he did not do that. A corrected...

Correction: Legislature-Leadership story

Nov. 21, 2018 12:14 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — In a story Nov. 20 about new leaders in the Wyoming Legislature, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Michael Von Flatern, of Gillette, will be majority leader of the Wyoming Senate. The next Senate majority leader will be Dan Dockstader, of Afton. A corrected version of the...

Bol Bol leads No. 21 Oregon to 83-72 win over Green Bay

Nov. 21, 2018 2:36 AM EST

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — The stat sheet doesn't lie, and Oregon coach Dana Altman didn't mince words while ticking off the unsatisfactory numbers even after his team won. "Our focus, our attention to detail, I didn't think was very good," he said, "and that shows in the percentages, especially in the second...