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Vanderbilt hires G League President Malcolm Turner as new AD

Vanderbilt has hired NBA G League President Malcolm Turner as its new athletic director, opting for a business executive over candidates with experience in college athletic administration for the Southeastern Conference's only private university. Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos said current and former

Wade, James embrace final chance to compete on court

Dwyane Wade will be spending a lot of time in Los Angeles while he settles into retirement next year. LeBron James is a newly minted Southern Californian himself, and he's already hatching schemes to occupy his former teammate, longtime rival and permanent friend. ''I told him, 'No

No. 1 Kansas gets big test against No. 17 Villanova
No. 1 Kansas gets big test against No. 17 Villanova

Kansas started the season No. 1, dropped to No. 2 despite not losing and moved back to the top spot after playing its worst game of the season. On Saturday, newly-No. 1 Kansas hosts No. 17 Villanova at Allen Fieldhouse in a rematch of the 2018 national semifinals. The Wildcats stomped Kansas on the

Raptors begin West Coast trip at Clippers

The top team in the NBA will take the court in Los Angeles on Tuesday with a fresh videotape on how to slow down one of the highest-scoring teams in the west. The Toronto Raptors will gladly take it as their matchup against the Clippers will come following back-to-back defeats, as well as at the start

No. 23 Furman ready to face Charleston Southern

No. 23 Furman's second week in the Top 25 will begin with a familiar face on the opposite bench. Paladins coach Bob Richey is a former assistant to Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh. Furman hosts the Buccaneers on Tuesday at Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.

No. 23 Furman ready to face Charleston Southern

No. 23 Furman's second week in the Top 25 will begin with a familiar face on the opposite bench. Paladins coach Bob Richey is a former assistant to Charleston Southern coach Barclay Radebaugh. Furman hosts the Buccaneers on Tuesday at Timmons Arena in Greenville, S.C.

No. 17 Villanova aim for Big 5 sweep at Penn

Villanova will be attempting to secure its 26th consecutive Big 5 victory when it battles Penn Tuesday night at the Palestra. The No. 17-ranked Wildcats (8-2, 3-0 Big 5) have already defeated La Salle, Temple and Saint Joseph's and have a chance to complete a Big 5 sweep for the sixth straight season

No. 17 Villanova aim for Big 5 sweep at Penn

Villanova will be attempting to secure its 26th consecutive Big 5 victory when it battles Penn Tuesday night at the Palestra. The No. 17-ranked Wildcats (8-2, 3-0 Big 5) have already defeated La Salle, Temple and Saint Joseph's and have a chance to complete a Big 5 sweep for the sixth straight season

Dorsey scores career-high 31, Pacific beats Long Beach State

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Lafayette Dorsey scored a career-high 31 points, Roberto Gallinat added 16 points and Pacific rallied to beat former conference foe Long Beach State 74-68 on Monday night.

Ford, Hunter lead Saint Mary's past CSU Fullerton 81-66

MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -- Jordan Ford scored all of his 19 points in the first half and senior Jordan Hunter had his second career double-double to help Saint Mary's beat CSU Fullerton 81-66 on Monday night for its fourth straight win.

Phoenix Suns sign big man Eric Moreland

PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns have signed post player Eric Moreland.

Elmore hits 7 3s, scores 27; Marshall beats Morehead State

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Jon Elmore tied his season high with seven 3-pointers and finished with 27 points to lead Marshall to a 76-64 win over Morehead State on Monday night.

Hofstra tops Manhattan 80-50 for 5th straight victory

RIVERDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Tareq Coburn scored 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, Desure Buie had 18 points, six assists and three steals and Hofstra beat Manhattan 80-50 on Monday night for its fifth straight victory.

NBA League Pass begins quarter-by-quarter pricing plan

NEW YORK (AP) -- Quarter-by-quarter pricing has launched on NBA League Pass, allowing fans to purchase games at reduced costs after each period.

Rondo has fluid drained from hand, return delayed
Rondo has fluid drained from hand, return delayed

Rajon Rondo's return to the Los Angeles Lakers has been delayed after he had his right hand drained Sunday, coach Luke Walton told reporters. "There's a little bit of swelling," Walton said Monday ahead of the Lakers' matchup against the Miami Heat. "We're going to shut

Virginia drops in new AP top 25 poll, while Virginia Tech
Virginia drops in new AP top 25 poll, while Virginia Tech's stock is on the rise

There's a new No. 1 team and an unusual three-way tie for what's now a "top 27" poll this week.

Jackson scores 20, Dartmouth beats Sacred Heart 82-73

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- Adrease Jackson scored 20 points, Chris Knight had seven points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and four blocks and Dartmouth beat Sacred Heart 82-73 on Monday.

NBA Power Rankings: MVP race heating up

We are almost 30 games into the 2018-19 NBA regular season and the true contenders have started to seperate themselves from the pack.

Rumor: LeBron James suggested Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard
Rumor: LeBron James suggested Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard

Does LeBron want Lakers to trade for Lillard?

NBA rumors: Kevin Durant, Clippers
NBA rumors: Kevin Durant, Clippers 'very viable' fit in free agency

ESPN's Stephen A. Smith cited "very, very well-connected" sources in reporting that the Los Angeles Clippers have a legitimate shot of acquiring Kevin Durant when he's a free agent next year.

High School Standout Jalen Lecque Isn
High School Standout Jalen Lecque Isn't Ready for the NBA, But It Might Be Ready For Him

Five-star guard and North Carolina State commit, Jalen Lecque is eligible for the 2019 NBA draft but is he ready to make the jump? The Front Office analyzes his pending decision.

No. 7 Maryland rolls past Loyola-Maryland, improves to 10-0

Taylor Mikesell scored 19 points and No. 7 Maryland cruised to an 83-48 victory over Loyola of Maryland on Monday to remain undefeated. Shakira Austin had 17 points and 13 rebounds for her fourth double-double and Stephanie Jones added 13 points, five rebounds and five assists for the Terrapins, who

Heat look to remain hot as they visit James, Lakers

The Miami Heat have won four of five for the first time this season and they'll try to stay on a roll when they visit the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Monday. The Heat (11-14) are coming off back-to-back double-digit road wins against the Phoenix Suns on Friday and the Los Angeles Clippers

NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant to Clippers? Stephen A. Smith gives juicy update
NBA Rumors: Kevin Durant to Clippers? Stephen A. Smith gives juicy update

Kevin Durant, if he leaves the Golden State Warriors next summer, likely will be the most sought after free agent since LeBron James went to the Miami Heat in 2010.

2018-19 NBA First-Quarter Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads MVP Race
2018-19 NBA First-Quarter Awards: Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads MVP Race

Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP? Luka Doncic for rookie of the year? The Crossover dishes out NBA first-quarter awards.

AP Poll: Kansas returns to No. 1 as Gonzaga drops to 4th after loss
AP Poll: Kansas returns to No. 1 as Gonzaga drops to 4th after loss

Kansas is back to No. 1 in the latest AP poll.

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men
Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men's hoops poll

Kansas is back where it started the season. The preseason No. 1, the Jayhawks are again the top-ranked in The Associated Press Top 25 despite struggling to get past New Mexico State at home. Kansas received 57 first-place votes from a 65-person media panel in the poll released Monday, sliding into

Michigan State enters AP women
Michigan State enters AP women's poll after beating Oregon

A win over Oregon vaulted Michigan State into the women's AP Top 25. The Spartans enter the poll at No. 23 on Monday, a day after upsetting the then-third ranked Ducks 88-82. Michigan State (8-1) only had three votes from the 31-member national media panel last week.

AP POLL ALERT: Michigan State enters AP Top 25 women's hoops poll after beating Oregon, which drops four spots to No. 7

NEW YORK (AP) -- AP POLL ALERT: Michigan State enters AP Top 25 women's hoops poll after beating Oregon, which drops four spots to No. 7.

Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men
Kansas back to No. 1 in Associated Press men's hoops poll

Kansas is back where it started the season.

Happ scores 20, rallies No. 12 Badgers past Rutgers 69-64
Happ scores 20, rallies No. 12 Badgers past Rutgers 69-64

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- - Wisconsin coach Greg Gard didn't need to be reminded that the No. 12 Badgers used a second-half rally for the third straight game to secure a victory. Ethan Happ scored a game-high 20 points and D'Mitrik Trice added 14 as Wisconsin beat Rutgers 69-64 on Monday night

Power Rankings: Tennessee
Power Rankings: Tennessee's Win Over Gonzaga Will Resonate Into March

Some of the most notable movement in this week's Power Rankings came from a trio of SEC teams, including the one that knocked off the nation's No. 1 team.

Oregon
Oregon's No. 3 ranking to dip after loss at Michigan State

Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 - the school's best ever. Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State, the Ducks will fall in the poll. On Wednesday, the NCAA announced that Oregon

Dose: Holiday excels in win
Dose: Holiday excels in win

In Monday's Dose, Raphielle Johnson covers Jrue Holiday's gem, Julius Randle picking up the slack for a banged-up Anthony Davis and more.

NBC Sports Top 25: Duke back to No. 1, Tennessee hops Gonzaga
NBC Sports Top 25: Duke back to No. 1, Tennessee hops Gonzaga

This is the only top 25 you need to pay attention to.

NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again
NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again

Malcom Brogdon made two 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, including the one for the go-ahead points with 40.7 seconds to play, and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night. Brogdon finished with 18 points for the Bucks, who have twice defeated the Raptors

NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again
NBA roundup: Bucks muscle past Raptors again

Malcom Brogdon made two 3-pointers late in the fourth quarter, including the one for the go-ahead points with 40.7 seconds to play, and the visiting Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Toronto Raptors 104-99 on Sunday night. Brogdon finished with 18 points for the Bucks, who have twice defeated the Raptors

Frey, Hall help Montana St. beat Washington St. 95-90

Washington State coach Ernie Kent had warned everyone to not be fooled by Montana State's 2-6 record. ''They're a good team,'' said Kent. The game was in Kennewick to give Cougars fans and alumni in the Tri-Cities area a chance to see the men's basketball team in person

Skidding Suns host Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers had their way with the Phoenix Suns when it mattered most in their previous meeting this season, dominating the paint while pulling away to a 16-point victory almost two weeks ago. Consider it part of the education of Suns center Deandre Ayton, the 7-foot piece of their future

Celtics' chest of future first-round picks may not be as attractive as it seems

The Celtics have a lot of future first-round picks coming to them. But they won't be able to use them in a package for Anthony Davis if they all arrive this year, and right now they may not have roster room for them.

Virginia point guard to undergo wrist surgery
Virginia point guard to undergo wrist surgery

This is a major blow for the Cavaliers.

Wizards may be without Wall for meeting with Pacers

The Indiana Pacers have found a way to survive without leading scorer Victor Oladipo. Last season, the Pacers were 0-7 when Oladipo didn't play. Oladipo has missed 10 consecutive games with a sore right knee and is listed as out indefinitely.

Bucks edge Raptors in battle of top Eastern teams
Bucks edge Raptors in battle of top Eastern teams

The Milwaukee Bucks bounced back from a disappointing defeat with a big win in Toronto on Sunday, edging the Raptors 104-99 in a battle of the NBA's top Eastern Conference teams. The Raptors still own the best record in the league at 21-7, but they suffered a second straight defeat after falling

No. 23 Missouri women beat Saint Louis 74-62

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Sophie Cunningham had 18 points and eight assists, Amber Smith had her third consecutive double-double, and No. 23 Missouri held off Saint Louis for a 74-62 win on Sunday night.

Haliburton
Haliburton's 17 assists lead Iowa State past Southern 101-65

Freshman Tyrese Haliburton has been a fixture in Iowa State's lineup all season, quietly filling up the stat sheet while his high-scoring teammates grabbed the spotlight. There wasn't anything quiet about what Haliburton did on a record-setting Sunday night. Haliburton dished out 17 assists

No. 8 Oregon State women overpower Santa Clara 82-31

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck said he blasted his team at halftime after a stretch of sloppy play, even though the Beavers were in the middle of their second straight blowout win. Destiny Slocum had 12 points with four 3-pointers and added 10 assists and No. 8 Oregon State overpowered Santa Clara 82

Guerrero leads Samford past Alabama A&M 77-59

NORMAL, Ala. (AP) -- Ruben Guerrero scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Samford pulled away in the second half to beat winless Alabama A&M 77-59 on Sunday.

No. 24 Gonzaga women beat Washington State 76-53

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- LeeAnne Wirth scored 12 points, on 6-of-7 shooting, to lead six Gonzaga players in double figures and the No. 24 Bulldogs beat Washington State 76-53 on Sunday.

Bess pours in a career high 24 as St. Louis tops Oregon St

The Saint Louis University guard knew he was coming off one of the worst performances of his career in a five-point loss to Southern Illinois on Wednesday. The 6-foot-6 inch guard poured in a career-high 24 points as Saint Louis narrowly defeated Oregon State 65-61 on Sunday. Fred Thatch Jr. had 16

Four Takeaways from No. 7 Tennessee
Four Takeaways from No. 7 Tennessee's win over No. 1 Gonzaga

This was a massive win for a Tennessee team that could end up winning a national title.

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