Men's basketball

Penn State guard Myles Dread, right, beats Maryland forward Donta Scott (24) to a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in State College, Pa., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
December 10, 2019 - 8:25 pm
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State became the fifth unranked team to beat a top-5 program in this upset-filled college basketball season, getting 15 points and 11 rebounds from Mike Watkins in a 76-69 win over No. 4 Maryland on Tuesday night. Lamar Stevens added 15 points and 10 rebounds, Myreon...
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FILE - This Oct. 27, 2018 file photo shows Lizzo performing at the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans. The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut out at the back of her short black T-shirt dress, and was shown on the stadium's huge television screens during Sunday night's Los Angeles Lakers game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
December 10, 2019 - 12:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lizzo is going to keep doing Lizzo after social media exploded with fat shaming over her exposed, thong-covered backside as she danced at a Los Angeles Lakers game while the team's cheerleaders performed to her hit “Juice.” The singer-rapper got up and twerked, revealing a cut out...
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New York Knicks forward RJ Barrett (9) shoots next to Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic (15) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
December 10, 2019 - 2:07 am
NEW YORK (AP) — RJ Barrett was asked to explain something that would have been unusual to a 10-year veteran, let alone someone who had played 21 NBA games. Was it strange to have a coach run practice, only to fire him after it ended? “I mean, I have no idea. I just got here," Barrett said. “I don’t...
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Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is introduced in the starting line up prior to the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Boston, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. Hayward returned to play after breaking his left hand in early November. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
December 09, 2019 - 9:55 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward started Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers and scored 14 points, returning to the Boston lineup ahead of schedule in his return from a broken hand. Hayward received a loud ovation when he was introduced and got his first basket on a fast-break...
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Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons shoots a three-pointer during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 07, 2019 - 9:37 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons hit another 3-pointer, and his coach wants him to keep on firing. Simmons hit his second career 3 and scored a career-high 34 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers didn’t need Joel Embiid’s help to rout the Cleveland Cavaliers 141-94 Saturday night. Simmons made 12 of...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic (77) dribbles the ball as New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (2) defends during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde)
December 07, 2019 - 4:01 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic scored 28 points in 26 minutes, leading Dallas in a rout of New Orleans 130-84 on Saturday. The Mavericks’ 46-point win wasn’t the largest margin of victory this season — they outscored the Golden State Warriors by 48 last month. Dallas (18-8) has won five in a row and 10...
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Baylor guard MaCio Teague (31) drives past Arizona forward Zeke Nnaji (22) and Arizona guard Nico Mannion (1) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Waco, Texas, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)
December 07, 2019 - 3:12 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — MaCio Teague heard the crowd with No. 18 Baylor at home and tipping off about the same time the Bears' football team started the Big 12 championship game 100 miles north of campus. It wasn't hard for the sophomore guard to figure out which squad many of those fans were there to...
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Colorado center Evan Battey, front, pulls in a rebound next to Loyola Marymount forward Jordan Bell during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Cliff Grassmick)
December 07, 2019 - 1:46 am
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The last time Colorado beat Kansas at storied Allen Fieldhouse, Buffaloes 56-year-old head coach Tad Boyle was playing for the Jayhawks. Boyle's Buffs are off to their first 7-0 start since 1982-83, which is the last time Colorado won in Lawrence, 75-74 on Feb. 10 of that...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein reacts in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Orlando Magic, Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
December 07, 2019 - 1:43 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson battled Orlando's big men and then defended his rookie coach. At least some of the Cavaliers have John Beilein's back. Following a 93-87 loss to the Magic — Cleveland's 11th loss in 12 games — Thompson said he was disappointed to learn that some...
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Pittsburgh guard Trey McGowens (2) attempts to drive through the defense of Louisville guard Lamarr Kimble (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
December 07, 2019 - 12:06 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The most impressive thing about Louisville's response to Pittsburgh's comeback attempt was how quickly and effectively the No. 1 Cardinals shut it down. Not unlike the way they started. Jordan Nwora scored 19 points, Malik Williams had 13 points and 11 rebounds off the bench...
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