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WKU's Bassey to have season-ending left knee surgery

Dec. 9, 2019 2:42 PM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky center Charles Bassey will miss the remainder of this season after fracturing his left knee against Arkansas. The 6-foot-11, 230-pound sophomore sustained the injury late in the second half of the Hilltoppers' 86-79 overtime victory Saturday against the...

Ohio St jumps to No. 3 behind Louisville, Kansas in Top 25

Dec. 9, 2019 12:54 PM EST

Louisville and Kansas finally provided some consistency to what has been a volatile Top 25 poll this season while perennial bluebloods Michigan State and North Carolina continued to tumble after another wave of defeats. The Cardinals solidified their place at No. 1 in the AP Top 25 released Monday after routing...

Iowa State upends No. 16 Seton Hall 76-66

Dec. 9, 2019 12:01 AM EST

AMES, Iowa (AP) — No. 16 Seton Hall lost much more than a game in Ames, as starter Sandro Mamukelashvili broke his right wrist in the first half of a loss at Iowa State. Tyrese Haliburton scored 17 points, George Conditt had a season-high 17 off the bench and the Cyclones knocked off Seton Hall 76-66 on...

Winston scores 23 points, No. 11 Michigan State tops Rutgers

Dec. 8, 2019 10:40 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No. 11 Michigan State pulled away and beat Rutgers thanks to two staples of Hall of Fame coach Tom Izzo's program. Defense and rebounding. Cassius Winston had 23 points and seven assists, helping the Spartans top the Scarlet Knights 77-65 on Sunday night in the Big Ten opener for...

No. 9 Gonzaga uses late 3s to beat No. 22 Washington 83-76

Dec. 8, 2019 10:17 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — One glance at the shot clock told Killian Tillie there was no choice. He had to launch the jumper 30 feet from the basket. When the shot left Tillie’s hand, it felt just like a normal 3-point attempt, even if he was almost closer to half-court. And the result? “ “It...

Homesley, Baxter-Bell help Liberty beat Grand Canyon 70-61

Dec. 8, 2019 9:34 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Caleb Homesley had 13 of his 17 points in the second half, Myo Baxter-Bell scored 15, and Liberty used a 15-0 second-half run to pull away for a 70-61 win over Grand Canyon on Sunday night in the Jerry Colangelo Classic at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Elijah Cuffee added 11 points and Darius...

Davison carries E. Washington over North Dakota 98-82

Dec. 8, 2019 9:07 PM EST

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) — Jacob Davison had 39 points, Kim Aiken Jr. had a double-double, and Eastern Washington beat North Dakota 98-82 on Sunday. Aiken finished with 11 points, 15 rebounds and three steals. Ellis Magnuson had 14 points and six assists for Eastern Washington (5-3). Mason Peatling scored 12...

Faulkner, Walker lead N. Kentucky past E. Kentucky 76-57

Dec. 8, 2019 9:01 PM EST

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) — Trevon Faulkner and Dantez Walton had 18 points apiece, Byson Langdon scored 12 of his 14 points in the second half, and Northern Kentucky pulled away late to beat Eastern Kentucky 76-57 on Sunday night. Faulkner was 6-of-12 shooting, grabbed six rebounds and had seven assists...

Purdue tops Northwestern 58-44 in Big Ten opener

Dec. 8, 2019 8:38 PM EST

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — For Matt Haarms, defense will be the key to Purdue's success. If the Boilermakers have to win ugly, Haarms said so be it. Sasha Stefanovic scored 14 points and Haarms added 12 points to lead Purdue to a 58-44 victory over Northwestern in the Big Ten opener for both teams on...

Lipscomb pulls away from scrappy Trevecca Nazarene 96-72

Dec. 8, 2019 8:15 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ahsan Asadullah and KJ Johnson each scored 21 points and Lipscomb beat Division II-member Trevecca Nazarene 96-72 on Sunday. Asadullah and Johnson combined to shoot 17 of 24, and Lipscomb (4-6) as a team was 37 of 62 (59.7%). Michael Buckland and Greg Jones scored 15 apiece. Austin...