College basketball

In this March 2, 2019 photo, Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Connecticut and Houston in Storrs, Conn. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Gianna also died in the crash. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
January 27, 2020 - 7:05 pm
She had next. Her name was Gianna Maria Onore Bryant. The world, now and forever, knows her as Gigi. Her dad, Kobe Bryant, called her Mambacita. He was Mamba, of course, and she was going to be basketball’s female version of him. She was going to play at Connecticut and head to the WNBA. That was...
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Baylor guard Devonte Bandoo (2) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
January 27, 2020 - 12:47 pm
Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an AP Top 25 poll that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season. The Bears stayed well ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in Monday's poll, part of an unchanged top seven for the first time this season. The only...
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Baylor guard Devonte Bandoo (2) celebrates with teammates on the bench after scoring a three-point basket during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Florida, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
January 27, 2020 - 12:06 pm
Baylor is No. 1 for a second straight week in an AP Top 25 poll that had no major changes at the top, a rare bit of stability in a wildly unpredictable season. The Bears stayed well ahead of No. 2 Gonzaga in Monday's poll, part of an unchanged top seven for the first time this season. In fact, the...
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Baylor guard MaCio Teague (31) celebrates after making a basket against the Florida during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/Matt Stamey)
January 25, 2020 - 10:25 pm
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — MaCio Teague and Devonte Bandoo scored 16 points apiece and No. 1 Baylor extended its winning steak to 16 with a 72-61 victory over Florida in the Big 12/SEC Challenge on Saturday night. The Bears improved to 6-1 in the annual inter-conference series — the best record of...
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Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley (5) shoots the ball for three points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
January 25, 2020 - 10:24 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — While there were a lot of happy players in the Kentucky locker room, only Nick Richards got a kiss on the forehead from coach John Calipari. “I said there are about three of you in this room that need this, but I will do it for you, so I kissed him on the forehead," Calipari...
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Kentucky's Immanuel Quickley (5) shoots the ball for three points during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
January 25, 2020 - 9:09 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Nick Richards scored seven of his 25 points in overtime, including the game-deciding free throws with 10 seconds left, and No. 15 Kentucky beat No. 18 Texas Tech 76-74 in the only Big 12/SEC Challenge game Saturday featuring two ranked teams. Richards scored the first five...
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Southern Methodist guard Kendric Davis (3) handles the ball ahead of Memphis guard Alex Lomax (2) in the first half of an NCAA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)
January 25, 2020 - 6:59 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Kendric Davis had 20 points and five assists, Emmanuel Bandoumel added 14 and SMU used a late run to upset No. 20 Memphis 74-70 on Saturday. Isiaha Mike scored 13 points, all in the second half, and Tyson Jolly finished with 10 as the Mustangs (15-4, 5-2 American Athletic...
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Texas Tech guard Sydney Goodson, left, grabs a rebound over Baylor center Queen Egbo, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Waco Texas. (AP Photo/Rod Aydelotte)
January 25, 2020 - 5:23 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Juicy Landrum scored 20 points and had two 3-pointers in an early run that put No. 2 Baylor ahead to stay, and the Lady Bears beat Texas Tech 87-79 on Saturday to extend their Big 12 record to 47 consecutive regular-season conference wins. Lauren Cox added 17 points and eight...
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Illinois guard Ayo Dosunmu (11) runs up court after hitting the go-ahead score with less than second remaining during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 25, 2020 - 4:18 pm
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — As the final seconds ticked away in a tie game, Ayo Dosunmu was being guarded by Zavier Simpson, one of the top defenders in the Big Ten. “The one thing Ayo has is 6-(foot)-5,” Illinois coach Brad Underwood said. Dosunmu took advantage of his 5-inch height edge on Simpson,...
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Oregon's Chris Duarte, right, steals the ball from Southern California's Daniel Utomi, back, and Elijah Weaver during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Chris Pietsch)
January 24, 2020 - 2:54 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Paying close attention paid off for Oregon's Chris Duarte. The junior guard had 30 points, 11 rebounds and eight steals, and the No. 12 Ducks outlasted Southern California 79-70 in double overtime Thursday night. “I was watching the point guard's eyes. I was watching everybody's...
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