College basketball

Texas Tech coach Chris Beard yells at the referees after a call during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas State, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)
January 09, 2018 - 2:56 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard figures his Red Raiders haven't accomplished all that much yet, even with the eighth-ranked Red Raiders holding the program's highest ranking in two decades. His team will get two chances to accomplish a lot more this week. A week after upsetting...
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January 08, 2018 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Matthew Wilson scored 16 and Army overcame 25 turnovers to beat American 58-54 on Monday night. John Emezie's 3-pointer pulled Army within 54-53 with 5:33 left and then, after a scoreless 3 ½ minutes, Babacar Thiombane's jumper gave Army the lead with the final field goal of the...
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January 08, 2018 - 7:20 pm
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Sean O'Brien had 18 points and six assists, Will Rayman added 17 points and Colgate beat Navy 70-62 on Monday night. Shawn Anderson pulled Navy within 51-47 on a 3-point play with 7:51 remaining in the second half but the Midshipmen didn't score again until Anderson's 3-...
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Mark Swartz sits in the living room of his home as he salvages items after it was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday, March 7, 2017, when a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo. Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 07, 2017 - 7:03 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across the Midwest tore it apart. "It's all...
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Mark Swartz sits in the living room of his home as he salvages items after it was destroyed by a tornado Tuesday, March 7, 2017, when a severe storm passed through Oak Grove, Mo. Monday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
March 07, 2017 - 6:55 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mark and Jennifer Swartz moved into their first home in November. On Tuesday, only a section of floor was left of their three-bedroom, two-bath house in Oak Grove, Missouri, after a storm system that dropped more than 30 tornadoes across the Midwest tore it apart. "It's all...
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UNC Greensboro's guard Francis Alonso (10) shoots over East Tennessee State's guard Devontavius Payne (1) as East Tennessee State's guard Desonta Bradford (11) awaits the rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game for the Southern Conference tournament championship in Asheville, N.C., Monday, March 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
March 06, 2017 - 10:53 pm
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — T.J. Cromer looked down at the white basketball net hanging around his neck. "It's my new favorite necklace," the senior guard said with a wide smile. Cromer scored 23 points, and East Tennessee State beat top-seeded UNC Greensboro 79-74 to win the Southern Conference...
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Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, talks to his team during a timeout during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Central Florid in the American Athletic Conference tournament semifinals at Mohegan Sun Arena, Sunday, March 5, 2017, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
March 06, 2017 - 1:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — UConn continues its run at No. 1 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll while Creighton is ranked for the first time in 25 years. The Huskies (31-0), who have been No. 1 for 14 straight weeks, have 106 consecutive victories. They play in the American Athletic Conference...
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Illinois State's Phil Fayne (10) is unable to score between Wichita State's Markis McDuffie (32) and Darral Willis Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Wichita State won 71-51. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 06, 2017 - 2:11 am
Imagine waiting a week to hear whether or not you have done enough to earn the biggest of your dreams. That's what Illinois State faces. The Redbirds, a true definition of a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, lost to No. 21 Wichita State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament...
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Illinois State's Phil Fayne (10) is unable to score between Wichita State's Markis McDuffie (32) and Darral Willis Jr., right, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship game Sunday, March 5, 2017, in St. Louis. Wichita State won 71-51. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
March 06, 2017 - 1:54 am
Imagine waiting a week to hear whether or not you have done enough to earn the biggest of your dreams. That's what Illinois State faces. The Redbirds, a true definition of a bubble team for the NCAA Tournament, lost to No. 21 Wichita State in the championship game of the Missouri Valley Tournament...
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Kansas guard Frank Mason III (0) shoots in front of Oklahoma State guard Brandon Averette (0) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Stillwater, Okla., Saturday, March 4, 2017. Kansas won 90-85. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
March 05, 2017 - 2:25 pm
The race for the major player of the year awards in college basketball was a split decision in 2016. Oklahoma's Buddy Hield won the Naismith and Wooden awards, while Michigan State's Denzel Valentine was The Associated Press player of the year. This season could see a similar divvying. While there...
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