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FILE - In this April 13, 2016 file photo a giant banner congratulating Kobe Bryant is draped around Staples Center before his last NBA basketball game, a contest against the Utah Jazz, in downtown Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, file)

Reaction to the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Jan. 26, 2020 4:13 PM EST

Reaction from the basketball world and beyond on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant in a helicopter crash on Sunday at age 41: “Kobe was not only an icon in the sports arena, he was a man of the world and touched so many lives and communities in the most positive ways. His star was continuing...

Houston guard DeJon Jarreau (3) looks for a way around South Florida guard Laquincy Rideau (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Jarreau, White pace No. 25 Cougars in 68-49 win over USF

Jan. 26, 2020 4:12 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — DeJon Jarreau had 12 points and six assists, Fabian White Jr. added 11 points, and No. 25 Houston beat South Florida 68-49 on Sunday. Caleb Mills had 11 points, and Chris Harris Jr. finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Houston (16-4, 6-1 American) shot 42% in winning its fourth...

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2013 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant smiles during a media availability before an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Washington. The Retired NBA superstar has died in helicopter crash in Southern California, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP source: Ex-NBA star Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash

Jan. 26, 2020 4:10 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe 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. He was 41. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Calabasas,...

Hammond, Salnave send Monmouth past Iona

Jan. 26, 2020 4:05 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Deion Hammond scored 25 points and Ray Salnave scored 15 with six rebounds and five assists and Monmouth beat Iona 94-88 on Sunday. Marcus McClary scored 12 for Monmouth (12-7, 6-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), Samuel Chaput 11, and George Papas added 10 off the bench. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2015 file photo Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant dunks during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. He was 41. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

A look at some of Kobe Byrant's career highlights

Jan. 26, 2020 3:58 PM EST

Here are some of the many highlights of Kobe Bryant’s career. The former Los Angeles Lakers star was killed in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday morning: — 5-time NBA champion (2000-2002, 2009, 2010) — 2-time NBA Finals Most Valuable Player (2009–2010) — NBA MVP (2008)...

Woldetensae, Virginia hold off Wake Forest 65-63 in OT

Jan. 26, 2020 3:55 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Virginia kept sending Wake Forest players to the foul line, dug itself a double-digit hole and even threw in a major mistake to extend the game when victory was fewer than 2 seconds away. The Cavaliers found a way to win anyway. Tomas Woldetensae scored a career-high 21 points...

Maryland's Jalen Smith (25) shouts to the crowd after his team defeated Indiana in an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

No. 17 Maryland scores final 7 points to win at Indiana

Jan. 26, 2020 3:41 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Jalen Smith capped a last-minute comeback by making the go-ahead layup with 14 seconds left Sunday to give No. 17 Maryland a 77-76 victory at Indiana. The Terrapins (16-4, 6-3 Big Ten) trailed by six with 1:25 left in the game. But they held the Hoosiers scoreless and scored the...

Tulsa's Jeriah Horne (41) is fouled by Connecticut's Isaiah Whaley (5) as Connecticut's Akok Akok (23) defends in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Tulsa holds off UConn 79-75 in overtime for 5th straight win

Jan. 26, 2020 3:15 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Martins Igbanu scored a career-high 28 points and Tulsa held off UConn 79-75 in overtime Sunday to pick up its fifth straight win. Darien Jackson and Brandon Rachal each added 14 points for the Golden Hurricane (14-7, 6-1 American), who were picked to finish 10th in the American...

Reports: Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in helicopter crash in Southern California

Jan. 26, 2020 3:12 PM EST
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — Reports: Retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant has died in helicopter crash in Southern California.

Kellman carries Princeton past Rutgers-Camden 87-41

Jan. 26, 2020 2:59 PM EST

PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Keeshawn Kellman scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-11 shooting and Princeton rolled past Division III Rutgers-Camden 87-41 on Sunday. Elijah Barnes had 10 points for Princeton (7-8), which earned its fourth straight victory. The Tigers made 20 of 30 shots, six of them behind...