Men's basketball

Michigan State's Cassius Winston (5) shoots next to UCLA's Moses Brown during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
November 23, 2018 - 12:41 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the Las Vegas Invitational (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Cassius Winston had 19 points and seven assists to help No. 11 Michigan State cruise past No. 17 UCLA 87-67 on Thursday night to reach the final of the Las Vegas Invitational. Nick Ward scored 16 points, Joshua...
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Villanova forward Saddiq Bey (15) goes up for a shot between Canisius guard Isaiah Reese (13) and guard Takal Molson, right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 23, 2018 - 12:37 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Villanova took a step forward after dropping out of the Top 25 for the first time since December 2013. Dhamir Cosby-Roundtree had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and the defending national champion Wildcats stopped a two-game skid by beating Canisius 83-56 on Thursday in...
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November 22, 2018 - 11:43 pm
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on the second day at the Battle 4 Atlantis (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Sean McDermott scored 21 points by tying the tournament record of seven 3-pointers, part of Butler's Atlantis-record 16 made 3s in an 84-53 win against Middle Tennessee in Thursday's...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James acknowledges the Cleveland fans during a video tribute to James during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
November 22, 2018 - 5:11 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Once the video tribute ended, a simple sentiment filled the giant scoreboard. Against a black backdrop, giant white letters delivered the heartfelt message. Cleveland wanted to say something. "THANK YOU, LeBRON," it said. Eight years after he was treated like a thug, LeBron James...
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Hamidou Diallo (6) reacts after being injured during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Golden State Warriors in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. Diallo left the game on a stretcher after the play. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
November 22, 2018 - 1:53 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three Thunder players were injured and Oklahoma City still left Oracle Arena with a lopsided win against the ailing, slumping two-time defending NBA champions. Russell Westbrook recorded his first triple-double of the season as Oklahoma City defeated the Golden State Warriors...
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Gonzaga forward Rui Hachimura, left, and forward Filip Petrusev (3) celebrate after Gonzaga defeated Duke 89-87 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 22, 2018 - 1:44 am
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Gonzaga found itself in the same position as Duke's first five opponents: appearing helpless as the Blue Devils and their rim-rattling freshmen ran past and flew over them. The Zags never panicked, never looked up in awe at the bouncy Blue Devils. They have too much...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) knocks the ball away from Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second half on an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Philadelphia. The 76ers won 121-120. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson)
November 21, 2018 - 10:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid is on a mission to win the MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. If he keeps up this pace, he'll make it easy on voters. Embiid had 31 points and 19 rebounds, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 121-120 on Wednesday night after Anthony...
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Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, left, and Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki talk to the media about Nowitzki receiving the key to the city during a news conference prior to an NBA basketball game in Dallas, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
November 21, 2018 - 8:48 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Dirk Nowitzki hopes to start his record 21st season with the same franchise in December as the Dallas Mavericks star continues a longer-than-expected recovery from ankle surgery seven months ago. The 13-time All-Star said he was gradually increasing activity without any setbacks after...
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Lipscomb guard Garrison Mathews (24) boxes out TCU forward JD Miller (15) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Lipscomb won 73-64. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)
November 20, 2018 - 11:46 pm
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Kenny Cooper turned a steal into a breakaway layup that put Lipscomb ahead only seconds after halftime at No. 18 TCU. The Bisons never gave up the lead and went on to win 73-64 on Tuesday night, their first victory over a Top 25 team . "Our mentality at the beginning of the...
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Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan greets people and hands out food for Thanksgiving to members of the community in Wilmington, N.C., Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
November 20, 2018 - 6:53 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Stephanie Parker isn't quite sure how her family of six would have managed the last two months without the help of Michael Jordan and the American Red Cross following Hurricane Florence. So when Parker met Jordan on Tuesday she couldn't hold back giving the owner of the NBA'...
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