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Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations
Kansas pieces together 3-man class amid NCAA allegations

Kansas coach Bill Self knew it was important to fill the majority of his upcoming recruiting class during the early signing period, given the uncertainty that surrounds the Jayhawks when it comes to potential NCAA violations. The school was hit with a series of allegations earlier this year, the majority

PBT Podcast: What
PBT Podcast: What's going on with the Knicks? Plus, we answer your questions.

We tackle the big question with the Knicks: WTF?

Onyenwere scores 27, No. 11 UCLA beats LBSU 86-51

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michaela Onyenwere had 27 points and six rebounds to help UCLA beat Long Beach State 86-51 on Thursday.

Wiggins, Wolves could feast on Wizards

Andrew Wiggins received a standing ovation from the crowd at Target Center in the latter stages of the Minnesota Timberwolves' last game. With the way Wiggins has played this season, the crowd might as well just stand on its feet from the onset. Wiggins looks to continue his torrid play on Friday

Magic look to exploit Spurs' struggling defense

The Orlando Magic have played better of late but will face another tough test to maintain momentum when they host the slumping San Antonio Spurs on Friday. If there's any good time to play the Spurs, it might be during this stretch when they are struggling on defense. The Magic won for the second

Spencer Dinwiddie calls Nicolas Claxton the Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie calls Nicolas Claxton the Nets' second-most talented player (behind Kevin Durant, not Kyrie Irving)

The No. 31 pick in this year's draft, Claxton is an interesting prospect.

No. 9 Virginia desperate to find deep stroke vs. Columbia

No. 9 Virginia outscored its first two opponents by a combined 45 points despite shooting 16 percent from 3-point distance. Expect the host Cavaliers (2-0) to keep launching freely from long range on Saturday afternoon when the Columbia Lions (1-2) visit Charlottesville, Va. "You can't be

No. 9 Virginia desperate to find deep stroke vs. Columbia

No. 9 Virginia outscored its first two opponents by a combined 45 points despite shooting 16 percent from 3-point distance. Expect the host Cavaliers (2-0) to keep launching freely from long range on Saturday afternoon when the Columbia Lions (1-2) visit Charlottesville, Va. "You can't be

Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility
Wiseman withdraws lawsuit, Memphis works on eligibility

James Wiseman and his advisers have decided a legal battle with the NCAA is not the best way to keep the heralded freshman on the basketball court. The 7-foot-1 center withdrew his lawsuit and the dramatic turn of events in the much-debated saga means Wiseman now will sit on Memphis' bench until

Week 4 Mid-Week Waiver Wired
Week 4 Mid-Week Waiver Wired

Mike Gallagher goes through all the injuries to break down possible adds off the waiver wire. (Getty Images)

Nets
Nets' LeVert has surgery to repair right thumb ligaments

NEW YORK (AP) -- Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert has undergone surgery to repair ligaments in his right thumb.

GOP Rep. Steve King suggests George Soros' son is the whistleblower, which makes no sense

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) is getting his conspiracy wires crossed.The congressmember is among the far-right crowd publicly speculating on the identity of the whistleblower who exposed President Trump's questionable Ukraine dealings, despite the fact that outing a whistleblower could put them in danger. Then again, King's Thursday guess of the whistleblower's identity couldn't be further from correct.In a since-deleted tweet, King cited Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who has repeatedly said he doesn't know the identity of the whistleblower. King then provided Schiff with "four strong clues" apparently revealing his perceived whistleblower with Hillary...

Jeremy Roenick: Michael Jordan bet on basketball
Jeremy Roenick: Michael Jordan bet on basketball

Roenick played for the Blackhawks while Jordan played for the Bulls.

Here
Here's one aspect of Gordon Hayward's injury that makes Danny Ainge wary

Danny Ainge is wary of history repeating itself when it comes to Gordon Hayward's fractured hand.

No. 21 Xavier eyes 4-0 start vs. visiting Missouri St

It was the kind of game Xavier didn't always win last season. Tuesday night's 63-58 overtime decision over Missouri was the type of game that often didn't go the Musketeers' way in 2018-19. With first-year coach Travis Steele learning about his players and vice versa, Xavier had trouble

No. 21 Xavier eyes 4-0 start vs. visiting Missouri St

It was the kind of game Xavier didn't always win last season. Tuesday night's 63-58 overtime decision over Missouri was the type of game that often didn't go the Musketeers' way in 2018-19. With first-year coach Travis Steele learning about his players and vice versa, Xavier had trouble

Chris Herren: From Addiction to Recovery and Wellness
Chris Herren: From Addiction to Recovery and Wellness

Former Boston Celtics forward Chris Herren once battled heroin addiction and other substance misuse, but he's now 11 years sober and trying to make a positive impact for others dealing with similar situations.

Masai Ujiri in 2014:
Masai Ujiri in 2014: 'I hate the Knicks' (video)

The Knicks are reportedly planning to pursue Raptors president Masai Ujiri.

Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova
Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova

Duane Washington Jr. had 14 points

No. 11 Texas Tech rolls To 103-74 win over Houston Baptist
No. 11 Texas Tech rolls To 103-74 win over Houston Baptist

Freshman Jahmi'us Ramsey scored 25 points

Anthony, No. 6 UNC back to business vs. Gardner-Webb

In order for sustained success, sixth-ranked North Carolina is counting on a strong showing behind point guard Cole Anthony. The Tar Heels are trying to become more balanced. "We're 2-0, but we've got a lot of room to improve," graduate transfer Justin Pierce said.

Anthony, No. 6 UNC back to business vs. Gardner-Webb

In order for sustained success, sixth-ranked North Carolina is counting on a strong showing behind point guard Cole Anthony. The Tar Heels are trying to become more balanced. "We're 2-0, but we've got a lot of room to improve," graduate transfer Justin Pierce said.

Putting Celtics
Putting Celtics' 140-point outburst vs. Wizards into nostalgic perspective

Only a small handful of current Celtics were alive the last time Boston scored this many points in a regulation game.

NBA history suggests Celtics
NBA history suggests Celtics' start is great omen for 2019-20 playoffs

The Boston Celtics have the best record in the NBA at 9-1 after Wednesday night's win over the Washington Wizards, and if history is any indication, the C's hot start is a good omen for their playoff hopes next spring.

Sixers seek road woe solutions against Thunder

Seemingly back on track after a run of defeats on the road against a group of Western Conference contenders, the Philadelphia 76ers were in a flow until their most recent stumble Wednesday. The Sixers will enter Friday's game on the road against the Oklahoma City Thunder after an unexpected 112-

Gordon Hawyard admits he
Gordon Hawyard admits he's frustrated by latest injury

"Obviously frustrated - it sucks watching and not being able to go out there and play."

Three-Point Play: Early Signing Period, Memphis, 2019 class
Three-Point Play: Early Signing Period, Memphis, 2019 class

Corey Evans examines the lack of buzz and drama surrounding the Early Signing Period in college basketball.

Three Things to Know: Trash-talking Rockets get 47 from James Harden, beat Clippers
Three Things to Know: Trash-talking Rockets get 47 from James Harden, beat Clippers

Austin Rivers made that family's Thanksgiving awkward.

Steve Kerr
Steve Kerr's patience thinning, but Warriors see no real alternatives

Steve Kerr has no choice but to allow his young players to make mistakes and grow in what has become a bleak season.

George might make Clippers debut at New Orleans

The Los Angeles Clippers are getting healthy.

GAME RECAP: Lakers 120, Warriors 94
GAME RECAP: Lakers 120, Warriors 94

LeBron James scores 23 points and records 12 assist as the Lakers beat the Warriors 120-94.

Expectations weren
Expectations weren't high, but at 2-7 are the Wizards underachieving?

We're still getting to know these new-look Wizards, but their 2-7 record seems a bit disappointing, even if they weren't expected to do much.

Siakam, VanVleet lead Raptors past Trail Blazers 114-106

The Toronto Raptors defense gave the team another reason to celebrate. The Raptors held Damian Lillard to just nine points in a 114-106 win over the Portland Trail Blazers on Wednesday night. Pascal Siakam scored 36 points and Fred VanVleet had 30, but the story for Toronto was a defense that made

Lakers beat Warriors 120-94, improve to NBA-best 9-2
Lakers beat Warriors 120-94, improve to NBA-best 9-2

No Anthony Davis for the first time this season, no problem for the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James had 23 points and 12 assists in three quarters, Kyle Kuzma and JaVale McGee dominated the middle, and the Lakers rolled past the hobbled Golden State Warriors 120-94 on Wednesday night. Kuzma scored

Celtics
Celtics' Kemba Walker on Jayson Tatum's bounce-back game: 'There'll be a lot more big games for that guy'

Jayson Tatum puts his 1-for-18 performance behind him. Could a pregame talk with Kemba Walker have made the difference?

The Fast Break | Nov. 13
The Fast Break | Nov. 13

Check out the best action from Wednesday night in the NBA with the Fast Break.

Top 10 Plays | Nov. 13
Top 10 Plays | Nov. 13

Check out all the high-flying and rim-rocking action with the Top 10 plays of the night.

Against Isaiah Thomas, it
Against Isaiah Thomas, it's Kemba Walker's time to be the Celtics' 4th-quarter hero

The Celtics are riding high with a nine-game winning streak as they head west and Kemba Walker - in front of the C's one-time "King of the Fourth" - is showing he's got some of what Isaiah Thomas once brought to Boston.

Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 120-94 blowout loss vs. Lakers
Warriors takeaways: What we learned in 120-94 blowout loss vs. Lakers

For the first time under Steve Kerr, the Warriors have lost five consecutive games.

Flynn, Mensah help SDSU beat Grand Canyon, 86-61

It's been a big five-day stretch for San Diego State, which dominated inside and outside against Grand Canyon to win 86-61 Tuesday night. Malachi Flynn and Nathan Mensah each scored 14 points. KJ Feagin added 13 points for SDSU (3-0), which was coming off a big 76-71 win at former conference rival

Marquette uses big 2nd half to drop Purdue at home 65-55

Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski's message to his club at halftime Wednesday night was that it needed to be tougher. Koby McEwen scored a game-high 23 points and the Marquette Golden Eagles rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat the Purdue Boilermakers 65-55 as part of the annual Gavitt

Northwestern hangs on for 72-63 win over Providence

Ryan Young had 16 points and Anthony Gaines added 14 as the Wildcats raced to a big lead and hung on for a 72-63 victory over Providence as part of the Gavitt Tipoff Games. Miller Kopp had 12 points and Pat Spencer 11 as Northwestern rebounded from a 71-61 loss to a Merrimack team playing just its second

Nicholls St. beats Paul Quinn of the NAIA 81-66

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) -- Elvis Harvey Jr. scored 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Nicholls State beat Paul Quinn College of the NAIA 81-66 on Wednesday night.

Toolson scores 22 to carry BYU over S. Utah 68-63

PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Jake Toolson scored 22 points, including a dagger of a step-back 3-pointer in the waning seconds as Brigham Young narrowly defeated Southern Utah 68-63 on Wednesday night.

Dziagwa's 7 3s lead Cowboys to 73-54 win over Charleston

Thomas Dziagwa wasn't sure why it took Oklahoma State so long to get going. Once the Cowboys did, Dziagwa and the team put on a stellar performance they hope will pay dividends the rest of the season. Dziagwa had 21 points off a career-best tying seven 3-pointers as Oklahoma State defeated College

Wake Forest pulls away late from UNC Asheville, 98-79

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Olivier Sarr's Wake Forest teammates did most of the work against UNC Asheville's trapping defense Wednesday night. Sarr came off the bench to score 21 points, shooting 9-for-9 from the field - most on dunks or layups after the Deacons broke through defensive pressure - and

Saint Joseph
Saint Joseph's holds off UConn 96-87 behind Daly's 30 points

Saint Joseph's played two very different halves of basketball Wednesday night, but played well enough in both to get a big road win. Ryan Daly scored a career-high 30 points as the Hawks jumped out to a 27-point lead and then held off UConn for a 96-87 victory. Rahim Moore added 22 points and Myles

Vucevic, big 4th quarter sent Magic past 76ers 112-97

It took the Orlando Magic 10 3/4 games to find their offense. Nikola Vucevic had 25 points and seven Orlando players scored in double figures as the Magic came up with a big fourth quarter and beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-97 on Wednesday night. ''It was good to see the offense finally click

Albany handles Canisius behind Clark and Healy for 83-57 win

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Cameron Healy and Ahmad Clark scored 20 points apiece and Albany easily defeated Canisius 83-57 on Wednesday night.

Ionescu surpasses 2,000 points as No. 1 Oregon routs Utah St
Ionescu surpasses 2,000 points as No. 1 Oregon routs Utah St

Sabrina Ionescu surpassed 2,000 career points and fell just short of a 19th triple-double as No. 1 Oregon routed Utah State 109-52 on Wednesday night. Ioenscu became the fourth Oregon player to reach the 2,000-point plateau. Ionescu only needed four points in the game to become the fourth Oregon player


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