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His last All-Star complete, Wade turns focus on playoff push

Feb. 18, 2019 2:14 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Dwyane Wade is adamant that the end of this season will be the right time for him to bid farewell to the game of basketball. The game of basketball spent the weekend disagreeing with him. Wade's final All-Star appearance as a player is now complete, a four-day trip that had...

Figueroa lifts St. John's to 71-65 win over No. 13 Villanova

Feb. 18, 2019 1:45 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the first win...

Currys: All-Star weekend 'everything we hoped it would be'

Feb. 18, 2019 12:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sonya Curry hasn't stopped smiling all weekend. She has had quality time with her grandchildren with the entire family in town for All-Star Weekend festivities. She even hit a half-court shot at a community center her family helped refurbish. On Saturday night, she emerged from Suite...

Antetokounmpo scores 38, but is denied MVP in defeat

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Midway through the third quarter, Giannis Antetokounmpo said he began thinking he had a chance to become the first international player to win the NBA All-Star Game MVP. But the thought was fleeting, as Team LeBron mounted a rally and came from behind to defeat Team Giannis 178-164...

Team LeBron rallies to beat Team Giannis, 178-164

Feb. 18, 2019 12:34 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to James...

Colorado sends Arizona to 7th straight loss, 67-60.

Feb. 17, 2019 11:39 PM EST

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The Colorado Buffaloes never trailed Arizona in sending the Wildcats to their first seven-game skid in 36 years with a business-like 67-60 win Sunday night behind Lucas Siewert's hustle and McKinley Wright IV's clutch second-half adjustments. In a reflection of how far Arizona (14-12,...

The Latest: Team LeBron rallies, wins All-Star game 178-164

Feb. 17, 2019 10:59 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 10:55 p.m. Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the All-Star game. Team LeBron...

Chatman scores 17, Popovic 15 as Boston College beats Miami

Feb. 17, 2019 9:22 PM EST

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (AP) — Boston College star Ky Bowman came down with a 102-degree fever on Saturday night. Jordan Chatman and Nik Popovic played feverish basketball on Sunday to ensure the Eagles' offense wouldn't miss a beat. Chatman finished with 17 points and Nik Popovic had 15 to carry the Boston...

No. 11 Michigan State beats Ohio State 62-44, but Ward hurt

Feb. 17, 2019 8:14 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory over Ohio...

New No. 1 expected after Tennessee's loss to No. 5 Kentucky

Feb. 17, 2019 7:48 PM EST

Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols had a close call against Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, but rolled through the next six games to stretch their...