Men's college basketball

Duke forward Zion Williamson (1) drives to the basket past Texas Tech forward Tariq Owens (11) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
December 20, 2018 - 11:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Zion Williamson was the must-see player to watch on an NBA stage. The Duke star was heckled when he missed a dunk in warmups and had Blue Devils diehards — and casual hoops fans and NBA stars — roaring each time he touched the ball. He felt at home as a guest inside the New York...
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FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, Providence guard Makai Ashton-Langford, left, and Boston College guard Chris Herren Jr. battle for a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boston. The Boston College freshman walk-on was awarded a full scholarship by coach Jim Christian after practice on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 20, 2018 - 4:20 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Boston College walk-on Chris Herren Jr. thought he was forgotten when coach Jim Christian handed out holiday presents after practice. Then the coach motioned to an assistant for an envelope on Thursday. It took Herren a few seconds to figure out what was happening, but he had just...
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December 20, 2018 - 4:20 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former Louisville coach Rick Pitino is in talks with the basketball club Panathinaikos about its coaching vacancy, a Greek team official said Thursday. The official spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the matter. The...
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North Carolina State's Markell Johnson (11) drives against Auburn's Chuma Okeke (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
December 19, 2018 - 9:22 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Markell Johnson had career highs of 27 points and five 3-pointers to help North Carolina State upset No. 7 Auburn 78-71 on Wednesday night. Devon Daniels scored all 15 of his points after halftime for the Wolfpack (10-1), who led nearly all night before pushing ahead for good...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, North Carolina head coach Roy Williams reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Chapel Hill, N.C. North Carolina has given basketball coach Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
December 19, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina has given basketball coach Roy Williams an eight-year contract extension that runs through the 2027-28 season. Williams' deal headlined the list of 11 contracts or extensions for Tar Heels head coaches announced Wednesday by athletic director Bubba Cunningham...
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Syracuse's Jalen Carey, right, tries to dribble past Buffalo's Ronaldo Segu, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
December 18, 2018 - 10:25 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past Syracuse 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. It was the first win over the Orange since January 1963 for Buffalo (11-0), one of only nine undefeated teams of the 353 that play in...
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Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee (0) celebrates with fans after Vanderbilt upset Arizona State 81-65 in an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 17, 2018 - 10:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt used a 12-day break for final exams to figure out how to play without freshman Darius Garland. Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 on Monday night. Vanderbilt snapped an...
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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) locks arms with Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Kansas defeated Villanova 74-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 17, 2018 - 2:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't...
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This Oct. 22, 2018 photo shows the Cardinal Bea House on the campus of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Cardinal Bea House played host to at least 20 Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse. (Emily Swing/Reveal via AP)
December 17, 2018 - 12:17 pm
On the surface, Father James Poole seemed like the cool priest in Nome, Alaska. He founded a Catholic mission radio station that broadcast his Jesuit sermons alongside contemporary pop hits. A 1978 story in People magazine called Poole "Western Alaska's Hippest DJ . Comin' at Ya with Rock'n'Roll 'n...
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Gonzaga head coach Mark Few directs his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 16, 2018 - 3:09 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Gonzaga has spent the early part of the season traveling around the country to face high-profile nonconference opponents, and coach Mark Few has no regrets about that. Even after the fourth-ranked Bulldogs fell at No. 12 North Carolina for their second straight loss. "When...
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