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Ellis, Purdue hold off No. 2 Ohio State 73-65

Jan. 29, 2023 19:04 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — With Ohio State making a run in the fourth quarter, Purdue buckled down defensively and knocked off the No.2 Buckeyes. Abbey Ellis made a season-high five 3 pointers and Purdue earned its first top-five road victory in program history, beating Ohio State 73-65...

Erik Stevenson's 31 leads West Virginia over No. 15 Auburn

Jan. 28, 2023 15:40 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Erik Stevenson kept putting pressure on himself to shoot better as West Virginia struggled against one ranked team after another. His time finally came Saturday. Stevenson scored a career-high 31 points and the Mountaineers withstood a late...

Texas women unranked but on a tear to top of Big 12

Jan. 26, 2023 13:35 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Longhorns' quick fall from preseason No. 3 all the way to unranked was one of the biggest disappearing acts of the women's college basketball season. They're still unranked, but it's easy to find them now. Just look at the top of the Big 12 standings....

Tommy Paul's Australian run helps make US men relevant again

Jan. 26, 2023 07:07 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Tommy Paul was too little at the time to remember watching Andy Roddick win the 2003 U.S. Open, the last Grand Slam singles title for an American man. Paul, now 25, does recall seeing posters from that triumph displayed at the club in North Carolina...

Tennessee extends athletic director Danny White's contract

Jan. 25, 2023 12:42 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Chancellor Donde Plowman announced a contract extension for athletic director Danny White on Wednesday, a day after the Volunteers disclosed a big pay raise for football coach Josh Heupel. Plowman said White agreed to an extension that starts at...

Ex-NBA guard J.R. Smith aims to make golf more accessible

Jan. 25, 2023 12:19 PM EST

J.R. Smith followed his own path to golf, from high school basketball star to 16-year NBA veteran and now older-than-usual college athlete at North Carolina A&T. He wants his story to help others feel comfortable taking up the sport. “There’s definitely a place...

New arenas put spotlight on Connecticut college hockey

Jan. 23, 2023 09:45 AM EST

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Located just 9 miles apart in Connecticut, Yale and Quinnipiac played for a national hockey championship a decade ago. It was also just over a decade ago that UConn made the decision to upgrade its men's program and leave the Atlantic Hockey conference for...

Shelton, Paul give US 3 men in quarters at Australian Open

Jan. 23, 2023 07:32 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Ben Shelton’s concerns leading into his first Australian Open had less to do with playing tennis and more to do with everything else associated with the trip. His first time outside of the United States. His first time using a passport. The jet lag....

WNBA player Samuelson joins Vandy staff in non-coaching role

Jan. 22, 2023 14:23 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former UConn star and current WNBA player Katie Lou Samuelson has been hired as Vanderbilt's director of player development for women's basketball. Samuelson, who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks, will assist with recruiting and strategy for Vanderbilt...

Morgan club lacrosse captain aims to restore school’s glory

Jan. 22, 2023 09:08 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Morgan State University hasn’t had an NCAA lacrosse team in over 40 years. Kobie Johnson, president and captain of the school’s club team, wants to change that. “Last fall, I came on campus with a purpose and with a plan to build this team up as strong and as...