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Gonzaga forward Drew Timme celebrates after scoring a basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Pacific in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Gonzaga, Baylor remain atop AP Top 25; Alabama cracks top 10

Jan. 25, 2021 2:05 PM EST

Gonzaga and Baylor have remained firmly atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll all season while everyone else keeps rotating in and out of the top 10 beneath them as potential challengers. This week, that includes Alabama for the first time in 14 years. While the Bulldogs and Bears earned all 64...

FILE- In a Dec. 18, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Robert Gordon addresses the state in Lansing, Mich. On Friday, Jan. 22, 2021 Gordon resigned his position. He made the announcement without explanation Friday, just hours after signing a revised order to allow restaurants to resume indoor dining on Feb. 1. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File)

With COVID-19 variant positives, Michigan pauses athletics

Jan. 24, 2021 8:49 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate. The state Department of Health and Human Services said Sunday it issued recommendations for the school, although not an order....

Purdue center Zach Edey (15) fouls Michigan forward Austin Davis (51) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

No. 7 Michigan uses strong defense to rout Purdue 70-53

Jan. 22, 2021 10:19 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Michigan coach Juwan Howard put the emphasis on defense from the first time his entire team practiced this season. It paid big dividends Friday night. On a night Isaiah Livers matched his season high with 22 points and Eli Brooks added 11, the seventh-ranked Wolverines used a...

Trimble Jr. leads Akron over Cent. Michigan 81-67

Jan. 21, 2021 9:52 PM EST

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Bryan Trimble Jr. had seven 3-pointers and 25 points, both career bests, and Akron beat Central Michigan 81-67 on Thursday night. Loren Cristian Jackson had 13 points and 10 assists for Akron (7-3, 5-2 Mid-American Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive home victory and third in...

Wisconsin's D'Mitrik Trice reacts after sinking a 3-point basket during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Rutgers, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Piscataway, N.J. Wisconsin won 60-54. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

No. 10 Badgers host No. 15 Ohio St in key Big Ten matchup

Jan. 21, 2021 1:16 PM EST

GAME OF THE WEEKEND: No. 15 Ohio State at No. 10 Wisconsin, Saturday. Wisconsin (12-3, 6-2) is out to its best eight-game Big Ten start since 2017 and has won 18 of its last 19 at home. D’Mitrik Trice is averaging 19.1 points over the last seven games. The Buckeyes (11-4, 5-4) lost to Purdue on Tuesday,...

Maryland guard Eric Ayala, left, is defended by Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

No. 7 Michigan back on track after 87-63 rout of Maryland

Jan. 19, 2021 10:22 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — This was the first time No. 7 Michigan had to respond to a loss this season. Coach Juwan Howard liked what he saw. “When you have that type of positive mindset, looking for solutions, it didn’t surprise me how this team was ready to play today," Howard said. Mike Smith...

Broadway Jr. leads Cent. Michigan past E. Michigan 75-64

Jan. 16, 2021 7:36 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich (AP) — Travon Broadway Jr. had a career-high 25 points with five steals as Central Michigan topped Eastern Michigan 75-64 on Saturday. Meikkel Murray had 17 points and six rebounds for Central Michigan (6-7, 2-4 Mid-American Conference). Ralph Bissainthe added seven points, seven...

Minnesota's Liam Robbins (0) celebrates his three-point shot against Michigan in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

No. 23 Minnesota hands No. 7 Michigan 1st loss in 75-57 romp

Jan. 16, 2021 5:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When two of the Big Ten's best and tallest players faced off just last week, Michigan's Hunter Dickinson made his 7-foot-1 mark on a decisive win over Minnesota. Liam Robbins and his teammates stepped up in a big way to avoid the repeat. Robbins had 22 points and eight rebounds in 22...

Michigan coach Juwan Howard watches from the sideline during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Wisconsin, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

No. 7 Michigan routs No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54

Jan. 12, 2021 10:28 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard watched his team turn another highly anticipated matchup into a blowout. First, Michigan pushed its lead to 17 at halftime. Then it was 30. Then, unbelievably, the Wolverines led No. 9 Wisconsin by 40 points near the midway point of the second half. “It says a...

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) and guard Franz Wagner (21) react during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Maryland, Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, in College Park, Md. Michigan won 84-73. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

No. 7 Michigan faces stiff test against 2 ranked opponents

Jan. 12, 2021 2:25 AM EST

Michigan has rolled through the first part of its schedule, beating two ranked opponents while opening the season with 10 straight wins. The Wolverines face a stiff challenge this week in an always-tough Big Ten if they're going to keep it going. One of six unbeaten teams left in Division I, No. 7 Michigan faces...