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Four-game losing streak has Arkansas searching for answers

Jan. 22, 2019 1:37 PM EST

Arkansas basketball's slow return to national relevance has hit a snag. The Razorbacks (10-7, 1-4 Southeastern Conference) are struggling in coach Mike Anderson's eighth season in Fayetteville, losing four straight league games over the past two weeks. A third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament is in...

Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

Jan. 22, 2019 1:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former University of Arizona assistant coach Emanuel Richardson on Tuesday became the latest person to plead guilty in a federal prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. Richardson, 46, wiped tears from his eyes after telling the judge he accepted $20,000 in...

Tennessee faces similar test from last No. 1 ranking

Jan. 22, 2019 2:59 AM EST

The last time Tennessee reached No. 1 in the AP Top 25 it lost to Vanderbilt the next day. Back at No. 1 for the first time in 11 years, the Vols face a similar situation. On Wednesday, they again play Vanderbilt right after becoming the nation's top-ranked team, this time hoping for a different outcome and a...

On Basketball: Giannis' dunk wins Round 1 against Luka

Jan. 22, 2019 2:58 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic never really squared off in their first head-to-head matchup, with the enormous exception of one game-deciding moment. The established All-Star drove the lane. The rising All-Star had no chance to stop him. There will be plenty of Giannis vs. Luka...

Thompson hits first 10 from 3, Warriors beat Lakers 130-111

Jan. 22, 2019 2:56 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nothing could stop Klay Thompson, certainly not the Lakers' defense. The Golden State Warriors made sure of it, too, setting screens and calling plays for the star guard, who tied an NBA record by making his first 10 attempts from 3-point range on his way to scoring 44 points in a...

Lillard, Nurkic's big 3rd send Blazers past Jazz, 109-104

Jan. 22, 2019 1:48 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic had heard enough. Rudy Gobert chirped after blocking his shot and Jae Crowder got in his face. But in the third quarter, Nurkic tuned out all that noise and put the Portland Trail Blazers in position to beat the Utah Jazz 109-104 on Monday night. "They started talking a...

Mason scores 29, Baylor defeats West Virginia 85-73

Jan. 22, 2019 12:18 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Both Baylor and West Virginia upset AP Top 10 teams on Saturday, but only one team got to build on that momentum. Makai Mason scored a season-high 29 points as the Bears cruised to an 85-73 win over West Virginia on Monday night. Baylor (12-6, 4-2 Big 12) survived a second-half...

Crosby, Howard give Alcorn State 74-69 win over Pine Bluff

Jan. 22, 2019 12:13 AM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Troymain Crosby scored 20 points with eight rebounds and Maurice Howard made four free throws in the final 20 seconds as Alcorn State held off Arkansas Pine Bluff 74-69 on Monday night. Howard, who finished with 16 points, made two free throws with 17 seconds left to give the Braves a...

Lawson's double-double lifts No. 9 KU past No. 24 Cyclones

Jan. 22, 2019 12:06 AM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas spent most of the first half Monday night chasing Iowa State all over the court, unable to keep up with the Cyclones' crisp ball movement and their resulting open shots. Jayhawks coach Bill Self made a subtle tweak that changed everything. Kansas began switching five on...

Embiid leads 76ers to 121-93 rout of Harden, Rockets

Jan. 21, 2019 11:50 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid relished the chance to face James Harden, and wasn't going to let a little back tightness stop him. Embiid had 32 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Philadelphia 76ers past fellow MVP contender Harden and the Houston Rockets 121-93 on Monday night. "I love playing against...