Basketball

Alabama's James Bolden, left, looks for an opening on Kentucky's Nick Richards (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Jan 11, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
January 11, 2020 - 3:22 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Immanuel Quickley's recent string of impressive shooting performances prove how well he's used the semester break honing his perimeter shot in the gym. Those workouts prepared him for clutch moments that got No. 14 Kentucky past Alabama. Quickley scored the game's final five...
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Indiana guard Devonte Green (11) drives in front of Ohio State guard Luther Muhammad (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)
January 11, 2020 - 3:06 pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana coach Archie Miller promised to make changes Saturday. He doubled down with one move: giving Rob Phinisee his first start of the season and bringing Devonte Green off the bench. It worked perfectly. Phinisee gave the Hoosiers the offensive jolt they needed early by...
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Villanova's Collin Gillespie, right, tries to dribble past Georgetown's Jahvon Blair during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 11, 2020 - 2:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saddiq Bey was needed to score more to keep Villanova in the hunt to win as tough a Big East conference as it's been in years. Bey gave the Wildcats and coach Jay Wright a glimpse of just how effective he can be from long range. Bey hit eight 3-pointers and scored a career-high...
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Auburn forward Isaac Okoro (23) celebrates a 3-point shot against Georgia during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)
January 11, 2020 - 1:23 pm
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Samir Doughty had 17 points and No. 5 Auburn shot 53 percent in an 82-60 victory Saturday over Georgia to preserve the Tigers' perfect record. The Tigers (15-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) surged with a 40-13 run after falling behind early to the Bulldogs (10-5, 0-2), a stretch...
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Dallas Mavericks forward Dorian Finney-Smith (10) tries to defend against a shot by Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Richard W. Rodriguez)
January 11, 2020 - 1:06 am
DALLAS (AP) — LeBron James drove for easy layups or quick passes to open shooters at the 3-point line early in another meeting with Dallas phenom Luka Doncic. The 20-year-old Mavericks star played the last few minutes of the first half with a jersey he ripped into a V-neck look on a frustrating...
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Iowa guard Bakari Evelyn drives upcourt past Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr., left, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
January 10, 2020 - 10:57 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Hawkeyes were down to eight scholarship players and still outplayed No. 12 Maryland. Joe Wieskamp scored 26 points and Big Ten scoring leader Luka Garza had 21 as Iowa beat Maryland 67-49 Friday night. Garza added 13 rebounds for his 10th double-double of the season...
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Arizona State guard Sara Bejedi (3) celebrates with teammates after Arizona State defeated No. 2 Oregon 72-66 during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)
January 10, 2020 - 10:22 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State kept No. 2 Oregon within reach, just as it did against its previous two ranked opponents. Unlike losses to No. 18 Arizona and No. 8 UCLA, the Sun Devils were the ones making the key plays down the stretch, pulling out one of the program's biggest wins under coach...
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Saint Joseph coach Jim Calhoun smiles and waves to fans after the team's win in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Jan. 10, 2020, in West Hartford, Conn. Now coaching Division III basketball with the same fire he stalked the sidelines at UConn, Calhoun reached his 900th win as a college coach. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 10, 2020 - 8:51 pm
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jim Calhoun’s 900th win looked like so many others during a Hall of Fame coaching career. He stomped. He screamed. He slammed objects. The only real difference is the sideline he now controls. The longtime Connecticut coach added another milestone Friday night when the...
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Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein yells instructions to players in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Cleveland. Detroit won 115-113.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
January 09, 2020 - 10:51 pm
DETROIT (AP) — John Beilein's first season as an NBA coach took another turbulent turn because of a comment he made during a film session. Beilein said Thursday he had apologized after using the word “thugs” while reviewing film with his players the previous day. ESPN.com, citing unidentified...
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In this photo taken Jan. 6, 2020, Joel Embiid looks at his injured finger during an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Philadelphia. Embiid injured the radial collateral ligament in the ring finger in the first half Monday night against Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
January 09, 2020 - 6:02 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid needs more surgery, this time for a torn ligament in a finger in his left hand, the latest setback in the injury-riddled career of the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star center. Embiid, averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds in 31 games this season, will have surgery...
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