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No. 1 Duke and No. 8 North Carolina renew rivalry this week

Feb. 19, 2019 2:14 AM EST

North Carolina coach Roy Williams set his sights on landing Zion Williamson out of high school, only to see him end up down the road at the Tar Heels' biggest rival. Williams and the rest of the eight-ranked Tar Heels will get an up-close look at top-ranked Duke's rim-wrecking freshman Wednesday in what's sure to...

Griffin enjoying resurgence a year after trade to Pistons

Feb. 19, 2019 2:06 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Blake Griffin doesn't need to jump over any cars to be a hit in the Motor City. A year after arriving in Detroit with his career at a crossroads, a more earthbound Griffin is doing all he can to shake the Pistons out of their decade-long malaise. "He does a little bit of everything for us....

Dziagwa helps Oklahoma State snap losing streak

Feb. 19, 2019 12:50 AM EST

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — They weren't going to let this one slip away. It had been 12 days since Oklahoma State squandered a seven-point lead with 5:28 remaining and lost 70-68 on a final-second shot at TCU on Feb. 6. Thomas Dziagwa matched a career-high with 23 points, connecting on 6 of 11 3-pointers, to...

Jones leads Prairie View over Grambling St. 92-87

Feb. 19, 2019 12:36 AM EST

GRAMBLING, La. (AP) — Dennis Jones had a season-high 23 points, tying his career high, as Prairie View narrowly beat Grambling State 92-87 on Monday night. Gary Blackston added 22 points for the Panthers. Chance Ellis had 11 points for Prairie View (13-12, 11-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Gerard...

No. 23 Kansas State beats West Virginia to keep Big 12 lead

Feb. 19, 2019 12:28 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas State went on the road to quickly get back on track. Barry Brown scored 21 points and the No. 23 Wildcats beat West Virginia 65-51 on Monday night to remain atop the Big 12 standings. A 14-0 run midway through the second half, led by a couple of 3-pointers by Xavier Sneed,...

Combs lifts Texas Southern past Jackson St. 77-65

Feb. 18, 2019 11:54 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Jeremy Combs had a career-high 33 points plus 17 rebounds as Texas Southern topped Jackson State 77-65 on Monday night. Combs hit 8 of 10 shots. Jalyn Patterson had 17 points for Texas Southern (14-11, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its sixth consecutive win....

Scott leads Mississippi Valley St. over Southern U. 70-59

Feb. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — Dante Scott had 27 points as Mississippi Valley State beat Southern 70-59 on Monday night. Scott hit 11 of 12 free throws. He added nine rebounds. Gregory Jones-Rollins had 13 points for Mississippi Valley State (5-22, 3-10 Southwestern Athletic Conference). Emmanuel Ejeh added 14...

Davison, Iverson lead No. 22 Wisconsin over Illinois, 64-58

Feb. 18, 2019 11:39 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With leading scorer Ethan Happ struggling, Wisconsin coach Greg Gard benched his star down the stretch and looked for someone else to lead the Badgers past Illinois. Brad Davison and Khalil Iverson answered the call. Davison scored 18 points, Iverson added 16 and the No. 22 Badgers...

Blount scores 31 to carry NC Central over Howard 98-90

Feb. 18, 2019 11:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jibri Blount had a career-high 31 points as North Carolina Central defeated Howard 98-90 on Monday night. Randy Miller Jr. had 24 points for NCCU (13-14, 8-5 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Jordan Perkins added 15 points. Raasean Davis had 10 points for the visitors. RJ Cole had 26...

Raynor-Powell helps SC State beat FAMU 57-54

Feb. 18, 2019 10:50 PM EST

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — Janai Raynor-Powell shot 7 of 12 from the field and finished with 16 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 50 seconds left, to help South Carolina State beat Florida A&M 57-54 Monday night. Damani Applewhite added 13 points for South Carolina State. The Bulldogs (7-21, 5-7...