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No. 13 Maryland off to fast start with marquee games ahead

Dec. 06, 2022 06:01 AM EST

Kevin Willard believed his new Maryland team would get off to a good start. But this has been a bit more than even Willard expected early in his tenure after a successful run at Seton Hall. “I didn’t envision this,” Willard said. “I’m not going to lie.” ...

POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 North Carolina falls out of men's AP Top 25, UConn into top five; Houston, Texas remain 1-2

Dec. 05, 2022 12:13 PM EST
NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Preseason No. 1 North Carolina falls out of men's AP Top 25, UConn into top five; Houston, Texas remain 1-2.

Preseason No. 1 North Carolina drops out of AP Top 25

Dec. 05, 2022 12:05 PM EST

Houston and Texas remain firmly entrenched atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, while preseason No. 1 North Carolina has dropped out entirely after a fourth straight loss. The Cougars earned 37 of 62 first-place votes in Monday's poll, extending the program's...

Virginia Tech knock off slumping No. 18 North Carolina 80-72

Dec. 04, 2022 18:28 PM EST

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts scored 27 points to lead Virginia Tech to an 80-72 victory over No. 18 North Carolina on Sunday. Mutts scored 21 of his points in the second half for the Hokies (8-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built an 18-point, second-half lead and...

Jackson-Davis leads No. 10 Indiana past No. 18 UNC, 77-65

Dec. 01, 2022 00:54 AM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis grew up dreaming about winning showcase college games. On Wednesday night, Indiana's senior forward finally got a chance to celebrate a big, nationally televised victory. He had 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead No. 10...

UNC's Maye rides star-making season into ACC title game

Nov. 30, 2022 11:34 AM EST

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Drake Maye has put up big numbers all season for No. 24 North Carolina. Now he has a chance to lead the Tar Heels to something more: an Atlantic Coast Conference championship. The second-year passer has played so well that he stirred national buzz as a...

No. 18 Alabama beats No. 1 North Carolina 103-101 in 4 OTs

Nov. 27, 2022 19:39 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mark Sears had 24 points, five rebounds and five assists, and No. 18 Alabama sent top-ranked North Carolina to a second straight loss with a 103-101 victory in a quadruple-overtime thriller on Sunday in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament. ...

Caleb Grill, Iowa State topples No. 1 North Carolina 70-65

Nov. 25, 2022 20:50 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Caleb Grill has followed T.J. Otzelberger from South Dakota State to UNLV and now back to Iowa State hoping the pair could share a moment like they did Friday. Taking down the No. 1 team in the country was another bookmark moment in a long journey for the...

No. 1 North Carolina pulls away from Portland late, 89-81

Nov. 24, 2022 18:02 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Top-ranked North Carolina knew there would be tests during its weekend in the Pacific Northwest. Unexpectedly, its opener was one. Pete Nance scored 28 points, Caleb Love added 23 and No. 1 North Carolina withstood the Portland Pilots 89-81 in...

Ranked teams face tough tests in holiday tournaments

Nov. 22, 2022 04:33 AM EST

The Thanksgiving week of holiday tournaments is almost always a feast of high-level college hoops. While several top teams are playing home games against smaller-conference opponents, the programs in Maui, the Bahamas and Oregon are facing one stiff test after another. ...