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Kansas center Udoka Azubuike looks up at the scoreboard during a timeout in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Baylor on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin)

Kansas back atop Top 25 as Baylor slides to No. 2 after loss

Feb. 24, 2020 1:33 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is back on top of the college basketball world after knocking off Baylor in a matchup of Big 12 heavyweights, while the Bears dropped to No. 2 in The Associated Press men's poll Monday after their nip-and-tuck loss in Waco. The Jayhawks (24-3, 13-1 Big 12) received 62 of 64...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) reacts to teammates in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duquesne, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Toppin scores 28 as No. 5 Dayton cruises past Duquesne 80-70

Feb. 22, 2020 5:32 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Dayton coach Anthony Grant was unhappy with his team at halftime of Saturday's game against Duquesne, and he let them know it. Duquesne held a 38-36 lead at the intermission, and Grant had to make his team understand that if No. 5 Flyers didn't pick up the energy, they stood a good...

Security video captures jail inmate's fall through ceiling

Feb. 22, 2020 8:00 AM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A security camera captured footage of a jail inmate's apparent escape attempt from a holding room that ended with her falling through a ceiling and landing head-first in a trash can. Jessica Boomershine, 42, was charged with escape and vandalism following the episode late last month,...

FILE – This undated booking photo provided by the Montgomery County Sheriff shows Ethan Kollie. Kollie, a friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, faces sentencing on unrelated federal firearms charges. On Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, U.S. District Judge Thomas Rose is expected to sentence Kollie, 24, who pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while using illegal drugs. (Montgomery County Sheriff via AP)

Judge gives prison time to friend of gunman who killed 9

Feb. 20, 2020 4:57 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Thursday on unrelated federal firearms charges. Ethan Kollie, now 25, pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while...

Dayton guard Rodney Chatman (0) drives around VCU forward Issac Vann (23) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Zach Gibson)

Crutcher scores 18, leads No. 5 Dayton past VCU 66-61

Feb. 19, 2020 12:04 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dayton coach Anthony Grant knew that his No. 5 Flyers would face a stern test on the road at VCU, where he spent four years as the Rams' coach. His team got that, for sure, in the 150th consecutive sellout at VCU's Siegel Center, yet the Flyers did just enough to extend their winning...

Baylor guard Davion Mitchell, left, breaks away from West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley for a fast break in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)

Top of AP poll steady as Baylor, Kansas set collision course

Feb. 17, 2020 12:18 PM EST

Baylor and Kansas just keep winning, setting up a monumental showdown Saturday between the top-ranked Bears and No. 3 Jayhawks that could help decide not only the Big 12 title but the No. 1 overall seed for the NCAA Tournament. The two teams were separated once again by Gonzaga in the latest college basketball...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Dayton Police Department shows Connor Betts. The federal investigation into the motivations of Betts, a gunman who killed nine people last year in Dayton's crowded entertainment area is nearing an end, the special agent in charge of the FBI's office for southern Ohio said Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. Police who were nearby in the Oregon district fatally shot Betts about 30 seconds after he opened fire early in the morning of Aug. 4, 2019,  with an assault-style gun.  (Dayton Police Department via AP, File)

FBI says probe into Dayton shooter's motives nearing end

Feb. 13, 2020 2:15 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The federal investigation into the motivations of a gunman who killed nine people last year in Dayton's crowded entertainment area is nearing an end, the special agent in charge of the FBI's office for southern Ohio said Thursday. Chris Hoffman, who recently became head of the field...

Rhode Island's Jermaine Harris, left, defends as Dayton's Obi Toppin drives to the basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Toppin's 22 points lead No. 6 Dayton over Rhode Island 81-67

Feb. 11, 2020 10:31 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Obi Toppin saw his younger brother, Jacob, going up for a shot. Dayton's fabulous forward stretch out his long arm and swatted it away. “I wasn't going to let little brother score on me,” Toppin said. “I can't let that happen.” He and the Flyers had things...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) and Jalen Crutcher (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against St. Louis Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Dayton, Ohio. Dayton won 71-65 (AP Photo/Tony Tribble)

Crutcher leads No. 6 Dayton over Saint Louis 71-65

Feb. 8, 2020 5:32 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Jalen Crutcher's 3-point shot was off for a second straight game. With driving layups, floaters and free throws, he steadied sixth-ranked Dayton through another close call against Saint Louis. Obi Toppin scored 17 points and Crutcher led a second-half rally that swept the Flyers to a...

Dayton's Obi Toppin (1) reacts after dunking during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Massachusetts, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Dayton. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Flyin' high: No. 6 Dayton having best season in half-century

Feb. 5, 2020 3:59 PM EST

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — NCAA Tournament fans will be talking about Dayton a lot this year, and not only because of the First Four. With March around the corner, the Flyers are No. 6 in the country with a re-energized fan base that hasn't seen anything like them in a long time. It's been a half-century since...