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Emboldened athletes push back on old-school coaching methods

Dec. 07, 2022 10:59 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Geoff Bond’s rowers loved and appreciated his demanding style. They thrived on how the coach at the University of California-San Diego pushed them to the limit while preparing them to take on the real world. But for others, Bond was a nightmare, with...

Paolo's Diary: Magic rookie says he's doing much learning

Dec. 07, 2022 08:01 AM EST

(EDITOR’S NOTE — Orlando Magic rookie and No. 1 overall draft pick Paolo Banchero is doing a periodic diary with The Associated Press this season to chronicle his first year in the NBA. This is his second installment, the first since the regular season started. The Magic are an NBA-worst 5-20...

Cone scores 24 as Northern Arizona takes down Pacific 73-69

Dec. 07, 2022 02:11 AM EST

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Jalen Cole had 24 points in Northern Arizona's 73-69 victory against Pacific on Tuesday. Cone shot 6 for 12 (3 for 4 from 3-point range) and 9 of 10 from the free-throw line for the Lumberjacks (4-7). Xavier Fuller scored 18 points and added 10 rebounds. Nik...

Blackshear's 22 help Nevada knock off Pepperdine 85-77

Dec. 07, 2022 02:02 AM EST

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Kenan Blackshear had 22 points in Nevada's 85-77 win against Pepperdine on Tuesday. Blackshear was 7 of 15 shooting, including 2 for 4 from distance, and went 6 for 7 from the line for the Wolf Pack (8-2). Jarod Lucas scored 18 points while going 5 of 10 from...

Rodriguez scores 21 as Idaho St. beats Montana-Western 61-53

Dec. 07, 2022 02:01 AM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Jared Rodriguez had 21 points in Idaho State's 61-53 victory against Montana-Western on Tuesday. Rodriguez shot 7 for 10 (4 for 5 from 3-point range) and 3 of 4 from the free throw line for the Bengals (3-7). Brock Mackenzie scored 13 points while shooting 5...

Finney-Smith's late 3 helps Mavs to 116-115 win over Nuggets

Dec. 07, 2022 01:43 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Dorian Finney-Smith had someone in his ear after missing a late 3-pointer. It was Luka Doncic and his message was straightforward: Shoot it again if the opportunity arises. He followed Doncic's directions. He wouldn't miss. Finney-Smith...

Roach leads No. 15 Duke past Iowa 74-62 in Jimmy V Classic

Dec. 07, 2022 01:25 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeremy Roach tied a career high with 22 points and No. 15 Duke led virtually the entire way in a 74-62 victory over Iowa on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. With cancer survivor Dick Vitale calling the game for ESPN, the Blue Devils...

Torre scores 10 as San Jose St. downs CSU Bakersfield 58-48

Dec. 07, 2022 00:43 AM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Alvaro Cardenas Torre scored 10 points as San Jose State beat CSU Bakersfield 58-48 on Tuesday. Cardenas Torre also contributed six rebounds for the Spartans (7-3). Ibrahima Diallo scored nine points while going 2 of 6 and 5 of 6 from the free-throw line and...

Hepburn, Crowl pace Wisconsin past No. 13 Maryland 64-59

Dec. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Chucky Hepburn scored 13 points and Steven Crowl added 12 as Wisconsin handed No. 13 Maryland its first loss under coach Kevin Willard, 64-59 on Tuesday night. Wisconsin (7-2, 1-0 Big Ten) opened a 58-45 lead with a 13-point run, capped by Crowl’s two free...

Boise State secures 90-54 win over Eastern Oregon

Dec. 07, 2022 00:14 AM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Tyson Degenhart scored 19 points as Boise State beat Eastern Oregon 90-54 on Tuesday night. Degenhart was 7-of-7 shooting, including 3 for 3 from distance, and went 2 for 5 from the line for the Broncos (7-2). Sadraque NgaNga scored 13 points and added six...