Men's college basketball

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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File- This Dec. 20, 2018, file photo shows Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) dunking the ball against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New York. Williamson is one of the names you may not know now but very well could by the end of 2019. They figure to come up big in the new year.(AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
December 31, 2018 - 1:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a light Christmas week schedule, top-ranked Duke and everyone else at the top of the AP Top 25 stayed put in a poll with few major changes. Things could be more volatile with conference play set to get rolling this week. The Blue Devils sat atop an unchanged top 12 in...
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Michigan head coach John Beilein reacts after a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Binghamton, Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
December 30, 2018 - 3:42 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — After another nondescript December win, John Beilein and Michigan are eager to resume Big Ten play. "I know people would probably say, you'd like more nonconference games, games you're going to win by 20. I don't want them," Beilein said. "We're done with that." Iggy...
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Kentucky head coach John Calipari gives instructions to guard Ashton Hagans (2) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Kentucky won 71-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 30, 2018 - 3:42 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It looks like Kentucky has figured a few things out, just in time for Southeastern Conference play. The 16th-ranked Wildcats won at rival Louisville on Saturday in their first road game of the season. That followed a win against a ranked North Carolina team a week earlier and...
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Wisconsin forward Nate Reuvers (35) tries to block the ball from Western Kentucky guard Taveion Hollingsworth during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Bowling Green, Ky. (AP Photo/Tim Broekema)
December 29, 2018 - 7:58 pm
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Dalano Banton nearly had a triple-double and Western Kentucky rode the freshman to an 83-76 win over No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday. Banton had eight points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists, helping the Hilltoppers catch fire in the second half and beat an AP Top 25 opponent for...
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Princeton guard Devin Cannady, right, and teammate Drew Friberg (5) celebrate following a victory over Arizona State in an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
December 29, 2018 - 7:51 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Princeton's basketball team took a little Christmas vacation in the desert and capped it off with a stunning upset of No. 17 Arizona State. Richmond Aririguzoh sank two free throws with 24.8 seconds remaining and Princeton held on to beat the Sun Devils 67-66 on Saturday, a week...
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Kentucky guard Tyler Herro (14) attempts to drive past the defense of Louisville guard Khwan Fore (4) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. Kentucky won 71-58. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 29, 2018 - 6:47 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Tyler Herro better get used to being the center of attention after a career performance that also showed how No. 16 Kentucky has progressed since its season-opening blowout loss to Duke. The freshman guard had a career-high 24 points, Keldon Johnson added 15 and the Wildcats...
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File-This Feb. 15, 2018, file photo shows Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie during the first half an NCAA college basketball game, in Hartford, Conn. The University of Connecticut is asking a federal judge to dismiss a complaint filed by former coach Ollie, who claims his firing was in part racially motivated. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
December 28, 2018 - 12:25 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated. The school argues that the federal court doesn't have jurisdiction and Ollie doesn't make a specific...
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Kentucky forward Reid Travis, left, celebrates with forward PJ Washington Jr., after their team defeated North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in the fifth annual CBS Sports Classic, Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
December 25, 2018 - 1:22 am
The holidays mark a lull in the college basketball schedule. Players scatter to be with family or head back to school, teams get their last extended break before the conference season starts. The result is a light schedule in The AP Top 25. No ranked teams play each other this week, but one game...
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FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2018, file photo, Duke guard Tre Jones gestures to teammates during the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech in New York. Duke has regained the top spot in The Associated Press Top 25 following a win over No. 12 Texas Tech at Madison Square Garden. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger, File)
December 24, 2018 - 1:07 pm
Duke moved to No. 1 after blowing out Kentucky in its season opener, only to lose the top spot two weeks later with a loss to Gonzaga in Maui. Well, the Blue Devils are back at No. 1. Buoyed by a win over No. 12 Texas Tech and Kansas' loss at No. 18 Arizona State, Duke moved atop The Associated...
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