Men's college basketball

FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Kentucky players celebrate at the end of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game against Kansas, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
January 01, 2020 - 2:38 pm
The decade of college basketball started with Duke outlasting Butler in an epic national title game and ended with Virginia earning redemption after being on the wrong side of history the year before. Two great teams, but were they good enough to be among the five best of the 2010s? The Associated...
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Iowa State guard Tyrese Haliburton, left, celebrates a three-point basket during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Purdue Fort Wayne, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
January 01, 2020 - 2:11 am
Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton knows well the challenges that face young point guards in college basketball. The best ones are often so in sync with their coaches that they know exactly the right call without hearing it from the sideline. Building that connection takes time for young players as...
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FILE- In this April 4, 2011, file photo, Connecticut's Kemba Walker (15) shoots against Butler during the second half of the men's NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game in Houston. Walker was selected as one of the top college basketball players of the decade.(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
December 31, 2019 - 6:04 pm
Some of the greatest college basketball players of the 2010s played one season before leaving for the NBA. Others stuck around and had sustained success before graduating to professional basketball. The Associated Press All-Decade team is a mix of both. A panel of 26 AP Top 25 voters picked the...
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Florida State guard Anthony Polite (2) reacts to a flagrant foul by Georgia Tech guard Jordan Usher (4) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. Florida State defeated Georgia Tech 70-58. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
December 31, 2019 - 4:24 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State knows its defense goes a long way. The No. 18 Seminoles blocked nine shots and created 11 steals to beat Georgia Tech 70-58 Tuesday for their 15th straight home victory. “They are very, very good defensively,” Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner said. “We had 20...
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Memphis guard Lester Quinones celebrates after a basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Tulane, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht)
December 31, 2019 - 2:36 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis is showing there’s much more to its heralded freshman class than departed center James Wiseman. Wiseman played just three games for Memphis before leaving school to prepare for the NBA draft, where the 7-foot-1 center might be the first player selected. But the ninth-...
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his daughter Madison, 3, watch the first half of an NCAA college basketball game between Florida State and Georgia Tech in Tallahassee, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser)
December 31, 2019 - 2:20 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Devin Vassell scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds Tuesday, leading No. 18 Florida State past Georgia Tech 70-58 for its 15th straight home victory. Patrick Williams scored 12 points while Trent Forrest had eight points and six assists for Florida State (12-2, 2-1...
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Kansas's Udoka Azubuike (35) tries to dribble past Villanova's Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (24) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
December 31, 2019 - 1:57 am
The holidays gave teams a chance to recover, recharge and reset from the first two months of the season. As the calendar flips to 2020, conference play begins for some leagues, heats up for those that already started. The road to March is about to heat up. This week features four games between...
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Detroit Mercy forward Chris Brandon, left, and Gonzaga forward Corey Kispert go after a rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Monday, Dec. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)
December 30, 2019 - 10:58 pm
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Filip Petrusev scored 22 points as top-ranked Gonzaga beat Detroit Mercy 93-72 on Monday night to wrap up the non-conference season. Ryan Woolridge added 21 points and eight assists for Gonzaga (14-1), which earlier Monday retained the No. 1 ranking in the poll for the second...
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Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie (33) and Jackson State guard Cainan McClelland (10) reach for the loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)
December 30, 2019 - 6:47 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — No. 6 Baylor shook off the rust after a long break, and next goes into Big 12 play. After missing their first six shots Monday, in their first game in 12 days, the Bears used an overwhelming run to take control and beat Jackson State 83-57 for their ninth win in a row. “'I just...
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Baylor forward Freddie Gillespie (33) and Jackson State guard Cainan McClelland (10) reach for the loose ball in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)
December 30, 2019 - 5:36 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Jared Butler scored 18 points, Freddie Gillespie had another double-double and No. 6 Baylor won its ninth game in a row, beating Jackson State 83-57 on Monday in the Bears' last game before Big 12 play. The Bears (10-1), playing for the first time in 12 days, missed their first...
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