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Oklahoma City Thunder's head coach Billy Donovan directs his team against the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. The Thunder won 117-104. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Tearful Donovan back at Florida for court-naming celebration

Feb. 15, 2020 11:29 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida coach Billy Donovan wiped tears from his eyes when he first saw the court that will forever bear his name. Donovan returned to the place he put on the college basketball map for the first time in nearly five years to see the O’Connell Center floor named after...

Florida honors Billy Donovan, hammers Vanderbilt 84-66

Feb. 15, 2020 11:27 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida opened and closed the first half with 3-pointers, a fitting tribute on a night the program honored former coach Billy Donovan. Noah Locke scored 19 points thanks mostly to a season-high six treys, Kerry Blackshear Jr. added 15 and the Gators hammered Vanderbilt 84-66 on...

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday celebrates a 3-point basket late in the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. The Pelicans won 124-117. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Holiday's 31 lead Pelicans to 124-117 win over Pacers

Feb. 8, 2020 11:15 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Not known for being expressive, Jrue Holiday couldn’t help himself when he got hot at the ideal time on Saturday night. Holiday scored 14 of his 31 points in the final 2:26, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans beat the Indiana Pacers 124-117....

Indiana forward Justin Smith (3) makes contact with Purdue guard Nojel Eastern (20) as he drives the ball towards the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in Bloomington, Ind. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Boilermakers deliver winning road show at Indiana, 74-62

Feb. 8, 2020 6:57 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Purdue finally figured out how to put together an impressive road show. Just make shots. Eric Hunter Jr. scored 12 points, Aaron Wheeler added 11 and Wheeler and Isaiah Thompson didn't miss a 3-pointer Saturday to send the Boilermakers past Indiana 74-62. “Ïsaiah and...

Former Indiana basketball head coach Bobby Knight, left, yells

Return of the Hoosier: Knight back at Indiana after 20 years

Feb. 8, 2020 6:39 PM EST

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bob Knight's short stroll from the practice gym to Assembly Hall ended a 20-year journey home. It seemed as if he never left. When the former Indiana Hoosiers coach walked through the tunnel Saturday and onto his old court for the first time since his firing in September 2000, the...

Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (35) dunks against TCU during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020 in Fort Worth, Texas. Kansas won 60-46. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

No. 3 Kansas gets 20th win 60-46 over TCU, No. 700 for Self

Feb. 8, 2020 4:09 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Bill Self got a basketball marking his 700th career victory, and Kansas matched an NCAA record with its 31st consecutive 20-win season after a powerful performance by 7-footer Udoka Azubuike. “Amazing,” point guard Devon Dotson said of Azubuike. “He worked hard...

Saint Joseph coach Jim Calhoun smiles and waves to fans after the team's win in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in West Hartford, Conn. Now coaching Division III basketball with the same fire he stalked the sidelines at UConn, Calhoun reached his 900th win as a college coach. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Former UConn coach Jim Calhoun earns 900th career win

Jan. 10, 2020 9:52 PM EST

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jim Calhoun’s 900th win looked like so many others during a Hall of Fame coaching career. He stomped. He screamed. He slammed objects. The only real difference is the sideline he now controls. The longtime Connecticut coach added another milestone Friday night when the...