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Brown leads Georgia Southern past Appalachian St. 92-69

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- Tookie Brown had 28 points as Georgia Southern routed Appalachian State 92-69 on Saturday.

With Edwards cold, Haarms leads No. 15 Purdue past Huskers
With Edwards cold, Haarms leads No. 15 Purdue past Huskers

Matt Haarms scored 17 points, Grady Eifert beat the shot clock for two huge baskets down the stretch, and No. 15 Purdue posted a 75-72 win over Nebraska on Saturday. Purdue (20-7, 13-3 Big Ten) won its second straight close road game, having beaten Indiana 48-46 on a tip-in with three seconds left Tuesday

Evans scores 25 to lift VCU over George Washington 85-57

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Marcus Evans had a season-high 25 points as VCU won its eighth straight game, romping past George Washington 85-57 on Saturday.

Krampelj scores 22 to carry Creighton over Georgetown 82-69

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Martin Krampelj had 22 points and 10 rebounds as Creighton topped Georgetown 82-69 on Saturday.

Da Silva leads Missouri State past Indiana State 67-61

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Tulio Da Silva recorded 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead Missouri State to a 67-61 win over Indiana State on Saturday.

Pierre's late heroics lead UMass past Saint Joseph's 80-79

AMHERST, Mass. (AP) -- Carl Pierre scored 21 points and his jump shot with 2.7 seconds left completed a 17-point, second-half comeback as UMass beat Saint Joseph's 80-79 on Saturday.

Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62
Cowan scores 19, No. 24 Maryland beats Ohio State 72-62

This was an impressive win from Maryland.

Childs leads Bradley over Evansville 63-61

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- Elijah Childs had 13 points and 13 rebounds to carry Bradley to a 63-61 win over Evansville on Saturday.

Noi, A-Rob double-doubles as TCU beats No. 19 Iowa St 75-72
Noi, A-Rob double-doubles as TCU beats No. 19 Iowa St 75-72

FORT WORTH, Texas - Kouat Noi had 20 points with 13 rebounds, Alex Robinson also had a double-double and TCU ended a three-game losing streak with a 75-72 win over No. 19 Iowa State on Saturday. TCU, which had blown a 10-point lead it built before halftime, finally went ahead to stay when Desmond Bane

John Calipari moves into 2nd on Kentucky all-time wins list after beating Auburn
John Calipari moves into 2nd on Kentucky all-time wins list after beating Auburn

P.J. Washington continued his scorching hot play.

Holmes helps No. 19 Texas women roll past Texas Tech 81-57

Joyner Holmes scored 16 of her 20 points in a dominant first half and No. 19 Texas rolled to an 81-57 win over Texas Tech on Saturday. Danni Williams added 16 points for the Longhorns (21-6, 11-4 Big 12 Conference), who rolled to a 16-2 lead with Holmes scoring the first six points of the game and Williams

Marcus Morris comments on brother, Markieff, signing with Thunder
Marcus Morris comments on brother, Markieff, signing with Thunder

Markieff Morris signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder during the All-Star break. Marcus Morris offered his thoughts on his brother's decision.

Rumor: Did Porzingis want out of New York because he didn
Rumor: Did Porzingis want out of New York because he didn't want to play with Durant?

The Knicks say Porzingis never said this to them.

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Sampson's family feel has No. 9 Houston soaring

When Kelvin Sampson coached at Washington State in the late 1980s his son Kellen and daughter Lauren loved for him to read to them before bed each night. The only time dad would miss story time was the night before games when he'd meet with his team late to go over film. It was then he decided

Draymond Green reportedly to switch agents to Rich Paul
Draymond Green reportedly to switch agents to Rich Paul

Rich Paul is not the guy you hire if the plan is just to automatically sign the contract put in front of you.

No. 17 Villanova, looking to end slump, visits Xavier

Xavier is savoring a surge of momentum thanks to a three-game win streak that has pushed its record above .500. The Musketeers (14-13, 6-8 Big East) sense another chance to redefine their season when they host No. 17 Villanova (20-7, 11-3) in a conference clash Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati. Xavier

No. 17 Villanova, looking to end slump, visits Xavier

Xavier is savoring a surge of momentum thanks to a three-game win streak that has pushed its record above .500. The Musketeers (14-13, 6-8 Big East) sense another chance to redefine their season when they host No. 17 Villanova (20-7, 11-3) in a conference clash Sunday afternoon in Cincinnati. Xavier

Jazz look to avenge 50-point loss vs. Mavs

The Utah Jazz get an opportunity to avenge one of the most lopsided losses in franchise history Saturday night when they host the Dallas Mavericks in Salt Lake City. Both teams will be looking to rebound from defeats on the second night of back-to-backs, with the Jazz having been extended to double

Bucks hope trend continues when they face Timberwolves

The Milwaukee Bucks will get a chance to match up against a Western Conference team on Saturday, and if recent history holds form, they are about to feast. To be fair, the Bucks have feasted on just about everybody of late. Against teams from the West, the Bucks have been even more impressive lately

NBA rumors: Draymond Green close to hiring agent who reps LeBron James
NBA rumors: Draymond Green close to hiring agent who reps LeBron James

This news is sure to send some shockwaves around the league and keep the speculaton wheel churning.

Celtics may finally have groove -- and Hayward -- back

The Boston Celtics had some rust to knock off in their first game after the NBA's All-Star break. The Celtics will continue their trip Saturday at Chicago and hope to have forward Gordon Hayward back. The forward missed Thursday's game because of an ankle injured suffered while practicing with

Love has Cavs feeling good entering game vs. Grizzlies

Kevin Love making the perfect pass to give his teammates wide-open shots. Three games after missing 51 games, Love is back in the lineup and Cleveland can see what it missed on its way to playing for a likely lottery pick in the NBA draft. Cleveland opened the second half of its season with a 111-98

Pacers take hot streak into game at Wizards

The Indiana Pacers look to sweep a back-to-back set when they visit the Washington Wizards on Saturday night. The Pacers resumed play Friday night by rallying from 20 points down for a 126-111 win over the visiting New Orleans Pelicans. Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points during a third-quarter

Burke helps UCLA rally from 22-down to stun No. 2 Oregon
Burke helps UCLA rally from 22-down to stun No. 2 Oregon

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Kennedy Burke had a career-high 29 points and UCLA came back from a 22-point deficit to knock off No. 2 Oregon 74-69 on Friday night.

Smith hits a late 3-pointer to lift No. 10 Stanford to a win

Alanna Smith hit the game-winning shot for a second straight game and No. 10 Stanford escaped with another win. Smith hit a 3-pointer with 34 seconds left as Stanford scored the final nine points of the game to beat Arizona 56-54 on Friday night. ''This team is gritty,'' Stanford coach

Hawks don't want to be cure for Suns' record slump

The Phoenix Suns hope that Atlanta will be a slump-busting site on Saturday night, just as it was for the New York Knicks nine days ago. The Suns bring a franchise-record 16-game losing streak into Saturday's game against the Atlanta Hawks. The Suns and Hawks play for the second time this season

Gudmundsson's triple-double sparks Davidson to win

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead Davidson over Rhode Island 75-66 on Friday night.

No. 2 Gonzaga eyes top spot as BYU visits

With another West Coast Conference regular-season championship tucked away in its hip pocket, No. 2 Gonzaga goes after the No. 1 ranking Saturday night. When the Bulldogs host BYU in Spokane, Wash., they will have a chance to supplant Duke atop the polls on Monday with a win. The Blue Devils' 88

Bohannon, No. 21 Iowa hold off Indiana 76-70
Bohannon, No. 21 Iowa hold off Indiana 76-70

With his teammates struggling to get anything going, Iowa's Jordan Bohannon stepped up and pulled off perhaps the best 15-minutes stretch of his career. Bohannon hit three 3s in overtime, including one with 20.2 seconds left, and 21st-ranked Iowa rallied to beat Indiana 76-70 in overtime on Friday

Cal ends losing streak, snaps No. 17 ASU women's win streak

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) -- Kristine Anigwe and Recee' Caldwell scored 20 points each, Asha Thomas added 18 and California ended a five-game losing streak by snapping No. 17 Arizona State's five-game winning streak with a 69-60 victory Friday night.

Wisconsin, Northwestern square off headed in opposite directions

No. 22 Wisconsin will look to secure a winning regular-season record in Big Ten play when it visits Northwestern on Saturday night in Evanston, Ill. Wisconsin (18-8, 10-5) has dropped two of its past three contests but remains securely in the top half of the conference standings. The Badgers are coming

Wisconsin, Northwestern square off headed in opposite directions

No. 22 Wisconsin will look to secure a winning regular-season record in Big Ten play when it visits Northwestern on Saturday night in Evanston, Ill. Wisconsin (18-8, 10-5) has dropped two of its past three contests but remains securely in the top half of the conference standings. The Badgers are coming

No. 12 Kansas, No. 14 Texas Tech rested for showdown

No. 12 Kansas has looked more spirited and cohesive of late, winning three straight games to remain in the thick of the Big 12 race. The Jayhawks, after a week-long layoff, will be back in action Saturday when it faces No. 14 Texas Tech in a big conference game in Lubbock, Texas. The teams are tied

Cohen III scores 20 to lead Green Bay over UIC 63-62

CHICAGO (AP) -- Sandy Cohen III had 20 points and scored the go-ahead basket on a putback with a minute to go as Green Bay edged past Illinois-Chicago 63-62 on Friday night.

No. 9 Houston hosts USF, going for 11 in a row

No. 9 Houston is on its second double-digit winning streak of the season as it hosts South Florida on Saturday in an American Athletic Conference game. The Cougars' current 10-game winning streak came after the disappointment of their only loss -- Jan. 9 at Temple. Houston (25-1, 12-1 AAC) has

Tuitele scores 23, Colorado beats Washington State 72-61

Peanut Tuitele scored a season-high 23 points on 11-of-19 shooting to help Colorado beat Washington State 72-61 on Friday night. Quinessa Caylao-Do added 20 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Buffaloes (12-14, 2-13 Pac-12). Kennedy Leonard had 12 points and eight assists.

No. 12 Oregon State women beat USC 68-61

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) -- Mikayla Pivec had 18 points and eight rebounds and Oregon State used a late run to beat Southern California 68-61 on Friday night.

Jeremy Lin says "at times it kind of sucks" being only Asian-American in NBA
Jeremy Lin says "at times it kind of sucks" being only Asian-American in NBA

"I'm not perfect, but I kind of know who I want to be at this point in my career."

Could blowing a 28-point lead deliver a first-round pick to Boston?
Could blowing a 28-point lead deliver a first-round pick to Boston?

When the Celtics blew a 28-point lead to the Clippers, it was dubbed the worst loss of Boston's season, and potentially the worst of the Stevens era. Could it actually work out for Boston in the long run?

Butler women upset No. 11 Marquette 61-57

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Tori Schickel scored six of her 19 points in the fourth quarter as Butler rallied past No. 11 Marquette for a 61-57 win on Friday night.

Hinchton's 3-point play leads Canisius past Monmouth 60-59

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) -- Scott Hitchon's 3-point play with 58.2 seconds left gave Canisius a 60-59 win over Monmouth on Friday night.

No. 24 Drake women leave Evansville behind in second half

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Sara Rhine scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds and No. 24 Drake used a big third quarter to pull away from Evansville in a 66-39 victory on Friday night.

Copeland scores 23 to carry Yale past Dartmouth 77-59

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) -- Alex Copeland had a season-high 23 points as Yale defeated Dartmouth 77-59 on Friday night.

Rudy Gobert re-energized ahead of Jazz at Thunder
Rudy Gobert re-energized ahead of Jazz at Thunder

"Just recharge, completely - mentally, physically."

ESPN panel favors Celtics to land Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving
ESPN panel favors Celtics to land Anthony Davis, Kyrie Irving

For the better part of the 2018-19 NBA season, the Boston Celtics have been surrounded by rumors regarding Kyrie Irving and Anthony Davis. Irving is set to be a free agent after this season while Davis will almost certainly be traded by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2019 offseason. It's unclear

Boeheim to coach as Syracuse hosts No. 1 Duke

Recent developments have changed the tone of top-ranked Duke's visit to Syracuse for an ACC game on Saturday night. Duke freshman sensation Zion Williamson exited Wednesday night's loss against North Carolina with a Grade 1 right knee sprain. Earlier Wednesday, Syracuse knocked off Louisville

Staley hopeful injured guard Cooper can return to Gamecocks

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley was hopeful that injured scoring leader Te'a Cooper would play against Tennessee on Sunday. Cooper sprained her ankle early in No. 13 South Carolina's 65-57 loss to No. 16 Kentucky on Thursday night. Staley said Friday it was nothing more serious than a sprain

NCAA to experiment with new bonus free throw rules at NIT

The NCAA will experiment with eliminating one-and-one free throws and change the way bonus free throws are awarded at this year's NIT. The experimental rules announced Friday also will include an extended 3-point arc, a wider free throw lane and new shot clock rules after offensive rebounds - rules

Refs missed several calls in final stages of Celtics loss to Bucks
Refs missed several calls in final stages of Celtics loss to Bucks

The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the Thursday night's games became available on Friday afternoon. Needless to say, the officials in the Boston Celtics vs. Milwaukee Bucks game won't be happy with the results.In the final 3.7 seconds of the game, the referees missed five calls that could

No. 23 Kansas State looks to avoid Oklahoma State trap

In a matchup that has all the makings of a trap game, No. 23 Kansas State hosts Oklahoma State on Saturday in Manhattan, Kan. The Wildcats (20-6, 10-3 Big 12) lead the Big 12 Conference by a game over Kansas and Texas Tech, and by two games over Baylor and Iowa State. The Wildcats travel to Kansas

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