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Marquette's Markus Howard (0) goes up for a shot against Villanova's Collin Gillespie (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Villanova, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

New 3-point line leading to lower shooting percentages

Feb. 18, 2020 2:07 AM EST

The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball. Shooting percentages are down, historically low. Attempts also have dropped, slightly. Clogged lanes? Depends on who you ask. “I don’t think it’s changed a...

Prairie View A&M tops Jackson St. 70-61 behind Andrus

Feb. 18, 2020 12:40 AM EST

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) — Gerard Andrus scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Prairie View A&M beat Jackson State 70-61 on Monday night to win its fourth straight and remain atop the Southwestern Athletic Conference standings. Chancellor Ellis added 15 points and Antione Lister had 11 for the...

Hauser's 24 pts help lead Portland State past Idaho, 90-69

Feb. 18, 2020 12:24 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Matt Hauser knocked down 6 of 10 3-point attempts and posted 24 points to spark Portland State past Idaho, 90-69 on Monday night. Hauser dealt five assists and collected three steals as the Vikings shot 34 of 67 from the field as they bounced back from a tough loss to Eastern...

Alcorn St deals Arkansas-Pine Bluff 10th straight loss 60-52

Feb. 17, 2020 11:56 PM EST

LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Deshaw Andrews had 17 points as Alcorn State topped Arkansas-Pine Bluff 60-52 on Monday night. Maurice Howard had 13 points for Alcorn State (12-12, 8-5 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory. He also had seven turnovers but only six assists....

Kansas guard Devon Dotson (1) steals the ball from Iowa State guard Prentiss Nixon (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Dotson's 29 points lead No. 3 Kansas past Iowa State, 91-71

Feb. 17, 2020 11:50 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of the third-ranked Jayhawks eventually followed his...

Big 2nd half carries Texas Southern past Grambling, 93-79

Feb. 17, 2020 11:48 PM EST

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — Tyrik Armstrong and Justin Hopkins scored 21 points apiece as Texas Southern defeated Grambling State 93-79 on Monday night. Yahuza Rasas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for Texas Southern (12-13, 9-3 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which earned its fifth consecutive home victory....

Burns leads Southern over Mississippi Valley St. 95-62

Feb. 17, 2020 11:25 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Damiree Burns scored 19 points with seven rebounds and Southern beat Mississippi Valley State 95-62 on Monday night for its sixth consecutive home victory.. Micah Bradford scored 16 points with six assists and Darius Williams added 11 points with 12 rebounds and three blocks for the...

Notre Dame stages major comeback, beats North Carolina 77-76

Feb. 17, 2020 11:04 PM EST

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey wasn’t surprised sophomore Nate Laszewski hit another critical shot for the Fighting Irish. Laszewski swished a 3-pointer from the left wing with 1.8 seconds remaining for the final count as the Irish stormed back from a 15-point second-half deficit...

Bailey's FTs lift Bethune-Cookman over Delaware St. 71-70

Feb. 17, 2020 10:56 PM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Cletrell Pope scored 19 points with 12 rebounds and Isaiah Bailey added 16 points, including the winning free throw with 6 seconds left, and Bethune-Cookman beat Delaware State 71-70 on Monday night. Pinky Wiley put the Hornets up 70-69 with two from the line with 13 seconds to go, but...

Xavier's Zach Freemantle (32) tries to get around the defense of St. John's LJ Figueroa during an NCAA college basketball game in New York on Monday, Feb 17, 2020. (Steven Ryan/Newsday via AP)

Xavier closes with 8-0 run to beat St. John's 77-74 at MSG

Feb. 17, 2020 10:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In a game they couldn't afford to lose, the Xavier Musketeers rallied just in time and got the biggest shot of the night from a freshman. Zach Freemantle made the go-ahead basket with 10.4 seconds left and added two late free throws as Xavier scored the final eight points to surge past St....