Men's college basketball

THIS CORRECTS NAMES - FILE - These are 2020 file photos showing, from top left, left, Jared Butler, Cade Cunningham, Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu, Corey Kispert and Remy Martin. Seniors Luke Garza of Iowa and Baylor's Jared Butler headline The Associated Press 2020-21 preseason All-America team. Garza was the lone unanimous choice, receiving all 64 votes from a media panel on the team released Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. They were joined by Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham, Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga senior Corey Kispert and Arizona State senior Remy Martin. Kispert and Martin tied for the final spot with 26 votes each. (AP Photo/FIle
November 11, 2020 - 10:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic initially clouded Luka Garza’s decision whether to stay at Iowa or leave for the NBA. The uncertainty of the 2020-21 college basketball season and NBA draft made a tough choice even tougher. Once Garza decided to stay in Iowa City, he was all in. No doubts going forward...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, file photo, Michigan head coach Juwan Howard reacts to a call in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Howard's 2021 class is rated No. 1 in the 247Sports composite. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
November 11, 2020 - 4:33 pm
Juwan Howard's coaching acumen was never in doubt when he took over as Michigan's coach in 2019. He played 19 NBA seasons, winning two titles with Miami, and spent six seasons as a Heat assistant under Erik Spoelstra. He clearly knows the game. The biggest question in Howard's return to his alma...
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FILE - Gonzaga players celebrate after defeating Saint Mary's in an NCAA college basketball game in the final of the West Coast Conference men's tournament in Las Vegas, in this Tuesday, March 10, 2020, file photo. Gonzaga will begin the college basketball season No. 1 for the first time after coach Mark Few's bunch earned 28 first-place votes in the preseason AP Top 25 poll released Monday, Nov. 9, 2020.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
November 09, 2020 - 11:58 am
Just about the only thing Gonzaga has left to accomplish under Mark Few is win a national championship. The 'Zags scratched another first off the list Monday: They will open the season at No. 1. Despite losing West Coast Conference player of the year Filip Petrusev, the Bulldogs received 28 first-...
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Fans wearing protective face masks watch the Formula One Portuguese Grand Prix at the Algarve International Circuit in Portimao, Portugal, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. (Jose Sena Goulao, Pool via AP)
November 05, 2020 - 9:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Detroit Lions have put safety Jalen Elliott on the reserve/COVID-19 list. The list is for players who either test positive or have been in close contact with an infected person. Detroit also put linebacker...
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File-This March 13, 1998, file photo shows, TCU head coach Billy Tubbs, front, and assistant coach Steve McClain shouting instructions to their players during their opening-round game in the NCAA Midwest Regional in Oklahoma City. Former Oklahoma basketball coach Billy Tubbs, whose high-octane system known as Billy Ball brought the Sooners back to prominence in the 1980s, has died at age 85. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, FILE)
November 01, 2020 - 5:04 pm
Billy Tubbs, the colorful coach with the high-octane system known as Billy Ball who brought Oklahoma basketball to prominence in the 1980s, died Sunday. He was 85. Tubbs' family said in a statement that he battled a form of leukemia since being diagnosed in 2015. The statement said he died...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, Villanova head coach Jay Wright gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgetown in Washington. Two-time Villanova national champion coach Jay Wright says it's "50-50" the sport -- which took one of the first major hits in the coronavirus pandemic era with the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament - can make it through this season intact. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
October 28, 2020 - 7:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova is the pick to win the Big East again, according to the league's coaches. The Wildcats, who shared the regular-season title last year with Creighton and Seton Hall, received nine first-place votes on Wednesday. It's the sixth time in the past seven seasons that Jay Wright'...
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October 23, 2020 - 3:17 pm
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is completing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as it becomes a modified bubble for several early-season tournaments, including two moved from New York. The Mohegan Sun has teamed with the Naismith Memorial...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, Penn State head coach Pat Chambers gestures in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind. Penn State’s Pat Chambers has resigned following an internal investigation into allegations of inappropriate conduct by the Nittany Lions’ basketball coach. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
October 21, 2020 - 5:46 pm
Pat Chambers resigned as Penn State's basketball coach Wednesday following an internal investigation by the school into allegations of inappropriate conduct. Chambers, 49, had been at Penn State for nine years and was coming off the team’s best season under his directions. Penn State athletic...
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October 13, 2020 - 5:01 pm
Some people light up a room with their smile. Ken Rappoport could energize an entire arena or stadium with his laugh. Not to mention his zest for life, sense of humor and compassion for anyone who knew him. Rappoport, a long-time sports writer for The Associated Press and author of more than 100...
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FILE- In this Oct. 10, 2015, file photo, a PAC-12 logo is displayed on the field before an NCAA college football game between Washington State and Oregon in Eugene, Ore. The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday, Sept. 17, 2020, and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the the CEO Group is not expected. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang, File)
September 24, 2020 - 9:42 pm
The Pac-12 is set to kickoff a seven-game football season Nov. 6 after it followed the Big Ten in overturning an August decision to punt on playing in the fall because of concerns about COVID-19. With the conference having secured daily COVID-19 testing for its athletes and been given the green...
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