College basketball

FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Marquette forward Joey Hauser shoots against St. John's during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament, in New York. Michigan State coach Tom Izzo abruptly resigned from a coaches’ board Thursday, angered after the NCAA denied an appeal from forward Joey Hauser to play this season. Izzo says the decision led to him resigning from the National Association of Basketball Coaches board of directors because he says the NCAA is making "arbitrary decisions” regarding waiver requests. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
November 21, 2019 - 5:28 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was taught by his mentor, the late Jud Heathcote, to give back to the game by being part of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The Hall of Famer is choosing not to do that anymore. A frustrated Izzo said Thursday he was resigning...
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Memphis' James Wiseman, second from right, sits out the game along with Isaiah Stokes, right, in an NCAA college basketball game against Alcorn State Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. Malcolm Dandridge is first from right. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
November 20, 2019 - 7:52 pm
The James Wiseman saga finally has a resolution. After months of back-and-forth between Memphis and the NCAA, the sports governing body has cleared the heralded freshman to return to the basketball court on Jan. 12. Wiseman will sit out a total of 12 games under a decision announced by the NCAA...
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Michigan State guard Cassius Winston thanks the crowd for the support he and the Winston family have received after the death of his brother Zachary last week. Winston spoke after an NCAA college basketball game against Charleston Southern, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
November 18, 2019 - 10:49 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston made his first comments in public since the death of his brother, thanking Michigan State fans for their support. Winston had 11 points and eight assists to help the third-ranked Spartans tune up with a 94-46 win over Charleston Southern on Monday night...
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Duke's Joey Baker (13) reacts to a play during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Georgia State in Durham, N.C., Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben McKeown)
November 18, 2019 - 1:57 pm
Duke is back at No. 1, moving up a spot following a pair of victories last week. The Blue Devils can thank Evansville for the jump. Duke moved to No. 1 for the first time this season, receiving 52 first-place votes from a 65-member media panel in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2019 file photo, Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw watches from the sideline during an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech, in Atlanta. Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll is over. The Irish fell out of the Top 25 on Monday, Nov. 19, 2019, for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, ending a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest active streak behind UConn (492) and Baylor (302). (AP Photo/John Amis, File)
November 18, 2019 - 1:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame’s 12-year run in The Associated Press women’s college basketball poll is over. The Fighting Irish fell out of the AP Top 25 on Monday for the first time since the end of the 2006-07 season, stopping a streak of 234 consecutive weeks being ranked. It was the third longest...
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Oregon head coach Kelly Graves talks to Texas Southern players before an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. Texas Southern's uniforms went missing, forcing them to improvise with practice jerseys and athletic tape. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
November 16, 2019 - 6:40 pm
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Police say uniforms were stolen from Texas Southern’s women’s basketball team before their game at Oregon. Eugene Police say a black duffel bag containing all the jerseys was taken from a downtown hotel conference room Saturday. The Tigers wore practice uniforms during the game...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Russell arrives at the NBA Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. Russell says he is finally ready to be a Hall of Famer. The 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champ said on Twitter on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, that he was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony that comes three decades after he was first selected for the shrine at Springfield, Mass. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
November 15, 2019 - 5:29 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Bill Russell finally accepted his Basketball Hall of Fame ring. The 11-time NBA champion, five-time MVP, Olympic gold medalist and two-time NCAA champ said on Twitter on Friday that he was presented with his Hall of Fame ring in a private ceremony. The 85-year-old Boston...
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November 13, 2019 - 5:53 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del Mar, California, was sentenced in Boston’s federal...
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Evansville's DeAndre Williams, top left, and Jawaun Newton (3) celebrate after the team's NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Evansville won 67-64. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
November 12, 2019 - 10:46 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been perfect at ruining visitors' dreams of pulling off the seemingly impossible. Until Tuesday night. Not only did the Purple Aces deal No. 1 Kentucky a stunning 67-64 upset, they...
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October 15, 2019 - 7:28 pm
Good evening! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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