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Big Ten suspends Illinois' Griffin 2 games

Jan. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EST

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — The Big Ten suspended Illinois guard Alan Griffin two games Thursday for stepping on Purdue's Sasha Stefanovic. Griffin was called for a flagrant foul 2 and ejected with 12:21 left in the first half Tuesday at Purdue when he stomped on Stefanovic's midsection after the guard drove for...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, San Diego State guard Malachi Flynn, left, guards Boise State guard RayJ Dennis during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in San Diego. It's almost like coach Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Flynn and KJ Feagin transferred to San Diego State after being lured by the prospect of winning and going to the NCAA Tournament. And boy, have they ever won, to the point that they've matched some accomplishments by the breakthrough 2010-11 team led by the most famous player in program history, Kawhi Leonard.(AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Trio of transfers powering Dutcher's undefeated No. 4 Aztecs

Jan. 23, 2020 4:14 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s almost like Brian Dutcher and the San Diego State Aztecs won the lottery when they attracted a trio of transfers. Tired of losing at their old schools, big man Yanni Wetzell and guards Malachi Flynn and KJ Feagin came to SDSU because they wanted to join a winning program and go...

Harris scores 28, Nevada beats UNLV 86-72

Jan. 23, 2020 1:42 AM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Jalen Harris had 28 points, six rebounds, six assists and three steals and Nevada beat UNLV 86-72 on Wednesday night. Jazz Johnson added 19 points, Lindsey Drew scored 14 and Nisre Zouzoua 11 for Nevada. UNLV's Nick Blair made two free throws to open the scoring but the Wolf Pack (12-8,...

Diane, Brown II lead CS Northridge past UCSB 83-75

Jan. 23, 2020 1:08 AM EST

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — Lamine Diane had 27 points and Darius Brown II added 21 points and eight assists as Cal State Northridge defeated UC Santa Barbara 83-75 on Wednesday night. Diane, who averages 27.4 points per game, added seven rebounds and three assists for the Matadors. Terrell Gomez had 15...

Long Beach State knocks off Big West-leader UC Irvine 63-56

Jan. 23, 2020 12:48 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Colin Slater scored 19 points and Long Beach State beat Big West Conference leader UC Irvine 63-56 on Wednesday night to snap the Anteaters three-game win streak. Chance Hunter added 11 points for the 49ers (7-14, 2-3), who shot 46.2% (24 of 52) from the floor. Evan Leonard...

Acquaah, Boyd lead Cal Baptist's 85-53 rout of Chicago State

Jan. 23, 2020 12:44 AM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Milan Acquaah and Brandon Boyd scored 22 points apiece as California Baptist easily defeated Chicago State 85-53 on Wednesday night. Tre Armstrong had seven rebounds for California Baptist (14-5, 4-1 Western Athletic Conference), which won its fourth consecutive game. De'jon Davis...

Memphis forward D.J. Jeffries (0) dunks in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa in Tulsa, Okla., Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Joey Johnson)

Horne helps lead Tulsa to big upset of No. 20 Memphis

Jan. 23, 2020 12:44 AM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Things started out poorly for Memphis and just snowballed from there. Jeriah Horne scored 21 points to help lead Tulsa to a surprisingly dominant 80-40 win over No. 20 Memphis on Wednesday night. The 40-point margin of victory is the largest-ever for Tulsa against a ranked opponent....

Alabama guard John Petty Jr. (23) shoots against Vanderbilt forward Dylan Disu (1) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. Alabama won 77-62. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Petty scores 23 as Tide rolls over Vanderbilt 77-62

Jan. 23, 2020 12:36 AM EST

Nashville, Tenn. (AP) — When John Petty Jr. gets his shot going, he’s almost impossible to stop. Wednesday was one of those nights as the junior guard scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers, and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Crimson Tide to a 77-62 win at Vanderbilt. “He just catches...

Iowa's Luka Garza (55) and CJ Fredrick (5) celebrate in front of Rutgers' Jacob Young (42) at the end of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. Iowa won 85-80. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

No. 19 Iowa holds off No. 24 Rutgers, 85-80

Jan. 23, 2020 12:26 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Steve Pikiell thought his team did a good job on Iowa center Luka Garza. Then the Rutgers coach looked at the box score. Garza had 28 points and 13 rebounds as No. 19 Iowa held on in the closing seconds to beat No. 24 Rutgers 85-80 on Wednesday night. “That tells you what kind...

Pittsburgh's Xavier Johnson, left, shoots as Boston College's Nik Popovic defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Murphy's late jumper gives Pittsburgh a 74-72 win over BC

Jan. 23, 2020 12:20 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — His team's 10-point lead gone and a timeout at his disposal, Pittsburgh coach Jeff Capel could have called the Panthers over and tried to settle them down in the final seconds against Boston College on Wednesday night. Instead, Capel went the other way, trusting his players to make the...