Men's college basketball

Michigan State guard Cassius Winston, left, goes up for a shot against Ohio State forward Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
January 05, 2019 - 5:02 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Riding a seven-game winning streak, No. 8 Michigan State came to Columbus to play No. 14 Ohio State with captain and scoring machine Joshua Langford sidelined indefinitely with an ankle injury. The team's two other veterans had to pick up the slack. Cassius Winston scored 18...
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North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) drives to the hoop as Pittsburgh's Terrell Brown (21) defends during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Pittsburgh. North Carolina won 85-60. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
January 05, 2019 - 3:49 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — North Carolina forward Cameron Johnson knew the boos were coming. Expected them actually. It's part of the deal when you leave one school for another. So when the Pittsburgh's "Oakland Zoo" student section politely let the former Panther have it during pregame introductions on...
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Penn State coach Pat Chambers argues a call in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
January 05, 2019 - 2:22 am
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has suspended basketball coach Patrick Chambers for one game for shoving a player during a timeout Thursday night in a loss at No. 2 Michigan Midway through the first half in the 68-55 loss, the ESPN broadcast showed footage of a fired-up Chambers in a huddle,...
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UCLA guard David Singleton celebrates as time runs out in the team's NCAA college basketball game against Stanford on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Los Angeles. UCLA won 92-70. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
January 04, 2019 - 2:08 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mired in a four-game skid and having fired its coach in-season for the first time in the program's 100-year history, UCLA went back to the past to right itself. The Bruins appointed Murry Bartow interim coach after dismissing Steve Alford on Monday. The same day assistant Tyus...
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January 03, 2019 - 6:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge gave the go ahead Thursday to a trial next month over charges that former Auburn basketball assistant coach Chuck Person accepted bribes from a financial adviser working for the FBI to steer athletes his way. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said there was...
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Kansas' Quentin Grimes goes to the basket during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in Lawrence, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
January 02, 2019 - 11:50 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The mantra at Kansas is "faces change, expectations don't." Something else that doesn't change? Oklahoma losing in Allen Fieldhouse. Dedric Lawson had 13 points and 15 rebounds, Kansas' young backcourt made enough crucial plays when it mattered, and the fifth-ranked Jayhawks...
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Maryland forward Bruno Fernando, center, of Angola, embraces teammate Jalen Smith after beating Nebraska in an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, in College Park, Md. Maryland won 74-72. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 02, 2019 - 10:00 pm
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Nebraska's final attempt to score had gone awry, and as the buzzer sounded, Maryland's players rushed to the middle of the court to celebrate the team's most significant victory of the season. "We beat a really good team. We need that for a confidence builder," coach Mark...
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Former Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland, left, arrives at federal court in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Bland is expected to plead guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain schools. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
January 02, 2019 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. Tony Bland's plea in...
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St. John's guard Shamorie Ponds goes up for a layup during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Marquette on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).
January 02, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The best player in the building was Shamorie Ponds — by far. Ponds scored 20 of his 26 points in the first half, dominating a matchup between two of the nation's top guards, and St. John's rebounded impressively from its first loss by routing No. 16 Marquette 89-69 on Tuesday night...
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File-This Dec. 22, 2018, file photo shows UCLA head coach Steve Alford and his players watching during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, in the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic, in Chicago. Alford has been fired as UCLA basketball coach after six seasons, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty. Athletic director Dan Guerrero said Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, that assistant Murry Bartow will serve as interim coach through the end of the season. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
December 31, 2018 - 6:11 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Steve Alford was fired as UCLA basketball coach in his sixth season on Monday, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty. Athletic director Dan Guerrero said assistant Murry Bartow will serve as interim coach through the end of...
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