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Creighton forward Damien Jefferson (23) makes a layup against Connecticut forward Isaiah Whaley (5) and guard Tyrese Martin (4) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/John Peterson)

Mahoney scores 20, leads No. 11 Creighton past No. 23 UConn

Jan. 23, 2021 3:41 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton's Denzel Mahoney bounced back from one of his worst games of the season to play one of his best. Mahoney scored 20 points and the 11th-ranked Bluejays broke open a close game in the last 10 minutes to beat No. 23 Connecticut 74-66 Saturday. Mahoney made 8 of 14 shots from the...

Jan 18, 2021; Storrs, Connecticut, USA; Connecticut Huskies guard R.J. Cole (right) shoots against St. John's Red Storm forward Josh Roberts (middle) in the first half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

St. John's upsets No. 23 UConn 74-70 as teams renew rivalry

Jan. 18, 2021 6:35 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — St. John's came into Connecticut looking for a confidence-building, perhaps season-defining win and got it. Posh Alexander scored 18 points to lead five players in double figures and the Red Storm came from behind to upset No. 23 UConn 74-70 on Monday in the first meeting of the rivals...

Connecticut's R.J. Cole (1) drives against DePaul's Charlie Moore during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

No. 25 UConn cracks Top 25, squeezes past DePaul 60-53

Jan. 11, 2021 9:45 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — UConn returned to the Top 25 for the first time in more than four years, then immediately got all it could handle from a struggling DePaul squad. The close score aside, the Huskies made a big statement Monday about the direction of the program. Tyrese Martin scored 18 points and 25th-ranked...

Gonzaga guard Aaron Cook, right, passes the ball past Portland forward Hayden Curtiss, left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Portland, Ore., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Gonzaga, Baylor remain atop AP Top 25; UConn in at No. 25

Jan. 11, 2021 6:52 PM EST

Gonzaga and Baylor were the top two teams in The Associated Press preseason men’s college basketball poll. After eight weeks of twists and turns, that hasn't changed. The Zags received 63 of 64 first-place votes from a national media panel in the poll released Monday and the Bears had the other one....

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2007, file photo, former University of Connecticut head men's basketball coach Dee Rowe, left, waves to the crowd after he was presented with a plaque by UConn director of athletics Jeff Hathaway at a ceremony honoring former UConn basketball players and coaches at halftime of an NCAA college basketball game against Syracuse in Storrs, Conn. Rowe, who served for more than five decades as an ambassador for the school’s athletic department and as a mentor for coaches including Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, died on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.  He was 91. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)

Former UConn basketball coach Dee Rowe dies at 91

Jan. 10, 2021 6:21 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Former UConn basketball coach Donald “Dee” Rowe, who served for more than five decades as an ambassador for the school's athletic department and as a mentor for coaches including Jim Calhoun and Geno Auriemma, died on Sunday at his home in Storrs. He was 91. Rowe was...

Polley helps UConn pull away and beat Marquette 65-54

Jan. 5, 2021 11:33 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Tyler Polley made five 3-pointers and scored 23 points in the second half to help Connecticut pull away and beat Marquette 65-54 on Tuesday night. Marquette wore black uniforms in support of Jacob Blake, his family and the Kenosha County community. Blake was shot seven times in the back...

Connecticut forward Josh Carlton (25) fouls Creighton guard Antwann Jones (0) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

No. 9 Creighton holds off UConn 76-74 in overtime

Dec. 20, 2020 4:22 PM EST

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — No. 9 Creighton had already lost two close games this season and was facing a third defeat before rallying on Sunday to beat UConn in overtime. Christian Bishop scored 19 points and the Bluejays used a 9-0 run in the extra frame to secure a 76-74 win over the Huskies in Connecticut's...

Iowa State warms up before an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. The Iowa State-DePaul was canceled due to COVID-19 protocols inside the DePaul program according to a statement from Iowa State. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)

The Latest: DePaul calls off 2 more men's basketball games

Dec. 14, 2020 10:41 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ DePaul called off two more men’s basketball games because of positive COVID-19 tests, pushing back the start of the season until at least next week. The Blue Demons were scheduled to play at Providence on Thursday and...

Wisconsin safety Scott Nelson tries to stop Indiana's Jack Tuttle during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Indiana won 14-6. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

The Latest: SEC championship game to have crowd of 16,500

Dec. 9, 2020 10:21 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Southeastern Conference championship game between No. 1 Alabama and No. 6 Florida will be played before a socially distanced crowd of 16,500 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The game is set for Dec. 19 at the...

Southern California's Drew Peterson, center, shoots under pressure from Connecticut's Tyrese Martin, left, and  Josh Carlton during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

UConn holds off Southern California 61-58 in Legends Classic

Dec. 3, 2020 9:39 PM EST

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — James Bouknight scored 18 points and Connecticut lead most of the way and held off Southern California in a 61-58 victory in the Legends Classic on Thursday night. Bouknight's 3-point play capped the scoring for UConn (3-0), which had a six-point lead with four minutes to play....