Men's college basketball

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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North Carolina's Cameron Johnson (13) dribbles the ball while Gonzaga's Corey Kispert (24) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
December 15, 2018 - 10:38 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina made shot after shot, finally backing its Hall of Fame coach's claim that he has a sharp-shooting bunch. And when they did miss, the Tar Heels relentlessly flew to the rim to pursue the ball for another chance. Saving all that for a highly ranked opponent in...
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Kansas forward Dedric Lawson, center, rebounds against Villanova forward Jermaine Samuels, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 15, 2018 - 3:25 pm
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Lagerald Vick had never watched last season's Final Four loss to Villanova before this week, when top-ranked Kansas had to endure every minute of it while prepping for Saturday's game against the Wildcats. "We watched it for like, a week straight," Vick said. "It was...
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Tennessee guard Jordan Bowden (23) controls the ball against Memphis guard Tyler Harris in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
December 15, 2018 - 2:33 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Admiral Schofield scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and added 11 rebounds as third-ranked Tennessee beat Memphis 102-92 Saturday to snap a three-game skid to the in-state rival. The Volunteers (8-1) avoided any letdown after a weeklong layoff for finals since...
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December 12, 2018 - 10:18 am
BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota State scored 90 points at halftime and the Jackrabbits ran up a school-record 139-72 win against Savannah State. Mike Daum had a double-double in the first half and finished with 37 points and 17 rebounds on Tuesday night. The Jackrabbits set single-game school...
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Virginia guard Ty Jerome (11) drives downcourt during an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia Commonwealth, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
December 12, 2018 - 3:58 am
Just more than a month after the season started, there are only nine unbeaten teams left in Division I men's college basketball. And it's a similar story at the other end of the spectrum: Only five teams have yet to win a game. Getting this far without a loss is no small feat. Just ask Gonzaga,...
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Penn's Antonio Woods (2) and Jake Silpe (3) celebrate after beating Villanova, 78-75, in an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 11, 2018 - 11:28 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth took the potential tying shot with hands that have slipped on two Villanova national championship rings, and a tick of the clock suddenly seemed endless. "The ball seemed like it was up there for way too long," Penn forward AJ Brodeur said. The shot was off. The Penn...
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