College basketball

Washington State forward Borislava Hristova (45) passes away from Stanford's Lacie Hull (24) and DiJonai Carrington, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
January 20, 2019 - 5:43 pm
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith's career day meant so much for far more than just basketball. Sure, Stanford celebrated the Australian dynamo's brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara...
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Duke's Zion Williamson (1) tries to steal the ball from Virginia's Ty Jerome during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Duke won 72-70. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 20, 2019 - 4:43 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — This time, it was the top tier's turn. The headliners in the AP Top 25 couldn't avoid the stumbles that had befallen their lower-ranked poll peers a week earlier, from top-ranked Duke's home loss to Syracuse to the nation's last two unbeaten teams — No. 2 Michigan and No. 4...
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Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard (32) drives in for a layup in front of Boston College's Makayla Dickens (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in South Bend, Ind. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin)
January 20, 2019 - 4:28 pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Final Four MVP Arike Ogunbowale knows No. 1 Notre Dame needs to clean up its act if it hopes to defend its NCAA championship. "We weren't focused taking care of the ball today," Ogunbowale said after scoring 24 points to lead all five starters in double figures as the...
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January 20, 2019 - 4:20 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late steal nearly cost Aislinn Konig and North Carolina State their spot as the only unbeaten team — women's or men's — in Division I. Konig scored 20 points, including a go-ahead 3 in overtime that helped the eighth-ranked Wolfpack beat Virginia Tech 70-61 on Sunday. "With...
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Boston College's Ky Bowman reacts as his team leads Florida State in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
January 20, 2019 - 3:44 pm
BOSTON (AP) — With just over a minute left and No. 11 Florida State rapidly closing the gap, an unlikely contributor popped onto the court to help Boston College hold on for a victory. Running back AJ Dillon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football player of the year, got out of his...
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Wisconsin players and fans celebrate Wisconsin's 64-54 upset victory over Michigan in an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Madison, Wis. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)
January 19, 2019 - 9:38 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ethan Happ and the Wisconsin Badgers finally closed out a tight game. Against No. 2 Michigan, too. Happ had 26 points and 10 rebounds as Wisconsin handed the Wolverines their first loss of the season, breaking away in the final minute for a 64-54 victory Saturday. Fans rushed...
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Tennessee guard Jordan Bone (0) reacts from a foul made by Alabama in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee won 71-68 (AP Photo/Shawn Millsaps)
January 19, 2019 - 9:16 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee did its part with a walk-off win of sorts against Alabama. Enough for a No. 1 ranking? All the Volunteers can do now is sit and wait. Grant Williams scored 21 points, Alabama was called for traveling with 3.2 seconds left and No. 3 Tennessee rallied past the...
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Duke's RJ Barrett reacts following a basket against Virginia during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Duke won 72-70. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
January 19, 2019 - 9:12 pm
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 1 Duke and fourth-ranked Virginia kept trading baskets — and the lead — down the stretch of another classic at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Here's the difference: The Blue Devils had RJ Barrett, Zion Williamson and a defense that —even without key on-the-ball defender Tre Jones—...
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Indiana guard Romeo Langford (0) gets tied up with Purdue guard Nojel Eastern (20) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019. Purdue defeated Indiana 70-55. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
January 19, 2019 - 6:08 pm
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Nojel Eastern delivered at both ends of the court, much to the delight of the Purdue fans at Mackey Arena. Eastern had 10 points, 10 rebounds and stopped star freshman guard Romeo Langford, leading the Boilermakers past No. 25 Indiana 70-55 Saturday. Carsen Edwards...
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West Virginia guard Jermaine Haley (10) drives while defended by Kansas guard Quentin Grimes (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)
January 19, 2019 - 5:29 pm
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self left his postgame news conference, saw West Virginia's Bob Huggins down a hallway and stopped for a handshake. "Go win the rest of them," Self said. Wishful thinking, perhaps. But Huggins will gladly take this one over his friend in what has become a...
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