basketball

November 27, 2020 - 12:20 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Drew Timme had 28 points and 10 rebounds, Corey Kispert scored 25 points and top-ranked Gonzaga cruised past Auburn 90-67 on Friday in the Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off. Timme, who left the game with about eight minutes remaining, went 11 of 16 from the field. Kispert...
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Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl, front, looks to shoot as Arizona State's Marcus Bagley, back left, and Jalen Graham defend during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
November 26, 2020 - 11:54 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Coming into this season, Villanova coach Jay Wright wondered who might replace Saddiq Bey as the Wildcats' go-to player. After two games, Wright thinks Jeremiah Robinson-Earl may have answered that question for him. Robinson-Earl followed up an 18-point performance in the...
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FILE - Baylor guard Jared Butler dribbles up court against Kansas during an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. Baylor opens this season only one poll point behind top-ranked Gonzaga in in the AP Top 25. (AP Photo/Ray Carlin, File)
November 26, 2020 - 10:59 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men’s basketball schedule with two games this weekend.. Baylor expects to play Saturday against an...
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November 26, 2020 - 4:43 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Coach Mark Few and Gonzaga keep reaching new heights. While the top-ranked Bulldogs opened their season with a 102-90 victory over No. 6 Kansas, Few won his 600th game. “I got an ice shower in the locker, which I didn’t expect,” said Few, who has been at Gonzaga since 1999...
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West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) shoots over a VCU defender during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020, in SIoux Falls, S.D. (AP Photo/Josh Jurgens)
November 26, 2020 - 4:17 pm
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Derek Culver had 23 points and 15 rebounds to help No. 15 West Virginia beat VCU 78-66 on Thursday in the Bad Boys Mowers Crossover Classic semifinals. West Virginia (2-0) will face Western Kentucky in the final Friday. Culver rebounded from a seven-point game Wednesday...
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San Diego State forward Matt Mitchell, right, drives to the basket as UCLA guard Chris Smith (5) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
November 26, 2020 - 1:28 am
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mick Cronin might not be so eager to bring UCLA back to San Diego State anytime soon after his short-handed Bruins were given a rude welcome by the deep, disruptive Aztecs coached by old friend Brian Dutcher. Matt Mitchell and Jordan Schakel scored 15 points apiece and SDSU used a...
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Villanova's Justin Moore works around Boston College's Rich Kelly during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
November 26, 2020 - 12:12 am
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Jeremiah Robinson-Earl spent much of the first half of Villanova's season opener on the bench with two early fouls. He was the difference in the second half, scoring 14 of his 18 points as the Wildcats overcame a nine-point deficit to beat Boston College 76-67 on Wednesday...
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Houston guard Tramon Mark shoots a 3-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Lamar, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
November 25, 2020 - 11:35 pm
The strangest anticipated season in college basketball history kicked off Wednesday with dozens of games at arenas across the country. Like everything else in this pandemic world, it was odd and disjointed. Cancellations, protests, quarantined players, piped-in crowd noise, masked cheerleaders,...
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Iowa center Luka Garza, left, drives past North Carolina Central guard Justin Wright (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
November 25, 2020 - 5:09 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza had 26 points and 10 rebounds and No. 5 Iowa opened the season with a 97-67 victory over North Carolina Central on Wednesday. Garza, the Big Ten player of the year last season and the lone unanimous selection on the preseason AP All-America team, had his 17th...
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Oklahoma City Thunder's Steven Adams plays against the Boston Celtics during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. A person familiar with the deal says Adams’ extension is worth $35 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 because financial terms have not been announced. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
November 24, 2020 - 11:49 pm
Veteran 7-foot NBA center Steven Adams has agreed to a two-year extension with the Pelicans following his trade to New Orleans as part of a four-team deal that also sent guard Jrue Holiday from the Pelicans to Milwaukee. Adams' extension is for $35 million, said a person familiar with the deal. The...
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