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No. 16 Michigan women beat short-handed Michigan State 74-48
No. 16 Michigan women beat short-handed Michigan State 74-48

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Katelynn Flaherty had 26 points with four 3-pointers and six assists and No. 16 Michigan beat short-handed Michigan State 74-48 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game skid in the series.

Ex-Nebraska women
Ex-Nebraska women's coach Connie Yori joins Creighton staff

Former Nebraska coach Connie Yori is returning to women's basketball as a member of the Creighton staff, Bluejays coach Jim Flanery announced Tuesday. Yori, who played at Creighton and was the Bluejays' head coach from 1992-2002, saw her successful 14-year run at Nebraska end two years ago amid

Depleted Maryland women
Depleted Maryland women's team remains a force in Big Ten

Brandishing a seven-player rotation and an I-can-handle-this approach in the wake of adversity, Brenda Frese has taken Maryland to its accustomed position atop the Big Ten standings. The three-time defending conference champions appeared in deep trouble just a couple of weeks ago, when starting guard

Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy - an Oscar
Kobe Bryant may win yet another trophy - an Oscar

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Does Kobe Bryant need another trophy? He might get one - at the Oscars.

Hornets' Jordan sets high price for star G Walker

Any team wishing to acquire star point guard Kemba Walker from the Charlotte Hornets is going to have to pay up. Hornets owner Michael Jordan told the Charlotte Observer on Monday night that he's not looking to trade Walker, but "would listen to opportunities" regarding a deal for the

Ranking the top threats to the Warriors
Ranking the top threats to the Warriors

The Rockets won two of the three meetings vs the Warriors this season. But there are other dangerous teams that pose a challenge...

AP source: Cavs
AP source: Cavs' meeting centered on overall frustration

A person familiar with the situation says Cleveland Cavaliers players voiced their concerns and displeasure during a meeting before practice on Monday. The Cavaliers have lost 10 of 14 and there was ''frustration all around'' during the meeting, according to the person who spoke to The

Three Things to Know: Jason Kidd out in Milwaukee, now what for Bucks?
Three Things to Know: Jason Kidd out in Milwaukee, now what for Bucks?

Also, DeMarcus Cousins went off for 44/24/10 on Monday.

Has Kentucky
Has Kentucky's John Calipari Lost His Touch? Wildcats Drop Out of Top 25 for First Time Since 2014

The latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 lacked one, traditional college basketball powerhouse. The Kentucky Wildcats dropped out of the national rankings for the first time since 2014 after a week in which they lost to South Carolina and Florida. "The Wildcats are likely still NCAA tournament

Has Kentucky
Has Kentucky's John Calipari Lost His Touch? Wildcats Drop Out of Top 25 for First Time Since 2014

The latest edition of the Associated Press Top 25 lacked one, traditional college basketball powerhouse. The Kentucky Wildcats dropped out of the national rankings for the first time since 2014 after a week in which they lost to South Carolina and Florida. "The Wildcats are likely still NCAA tournament

Daily Dose: Boogie Night
Daily Dose: Boogie Night

Daniel E. Dobish takes a look at Monday's huge fantasy performances, including the historic triple-double of DeMarcus Cousins.

Super Bowl 52: 76ers
Super Bowl 52: 76ers' Dream of Patriots-Eagles Tickets Ends With Loss to Grizzlies

The Philadelphia 76ers' dream of a trip to Super Bowl 52 died on Monday night with a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. At least, it did if head coach Brett Brown is a man of his word. Brown told NBC Sports Philadelphia on Monday that the 76ers could go to Minnesota to watch the Patriots and Eagles on

Where Is Kevin Love? Cavaliers
Where Is Kevin Love? Cavaliers 'Unhappy' With Absent Star As NBA Trade Deadline Looms

The Cleveland Cavaliers had 99 problems before Kevin Love's illness became one. Love, the All-Star forward, left the Cavaliers' blowout loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday early with an undisclosed illness that also caused him to miss Sunday's practice session. Adrian Wojnarowski wrote on

Hornets
Hornets' owner Michael Jordan: "I'm not looking to trade Kemba" but he'll listen

"It's not like we are shopping him. - Hornets owner Michale Jordn.

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 2 Virginia plays 2 vs. ranked teams
TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 2 Virginia plays 2 vs. ranked teams

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- The questions hovered around Virginia to start the season.

Porzingis leads Knicks against Warriors

Stephen Curry gets a first-hand look at a probable All-Star he might have the option of drafting for the Feb. 18 showcase when Kristaps Porzingis and the New York Knicks visit the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night. The Knicks have alternated wins and losses in their first four outings on a seven-game

Magic host Kings, aim for 2nd straight win

Positive momentum for a team with the second-worst record in the NBA is hard to quantify, but the Orlando Magic are feeling better about the events of the last week. In the last week, the Magic faced four winning teams and split those games. On Tuesday, Orlando gets a crack at getting consecutive wins

Wiggins carries Timberwolves to 126-118 win over Clippers
Wiggins carries Timberwolves to 126-118 win over Clippers

Andrew Wiggins scored a season-high 40 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves hung on to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 126-118 on Monday night, snapping their four-game road skid. Jeff Teague added 30 points, making 16 of 17 free throws, to help the Wolves win for the seventh time in nine games - and

Thunder focus on streak, avoiding slip-up vs. Nets

More than halfway through the season, the Oklahoma City Thunder are still searching for consistency. The Thunder are riding a wave of momentum entering Tuesday's home game against the Brooklyn Nets but know that can be fleeting. The Thunder have won four consecutive games and they're coming

Spurs, Cavaliers looking for answers

In previous seasons, Tuesday night's game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers at the AT&T Center in San Antonio would have been one of the marquee contests of the NBA calendar, with the two teams among the short list of the best in the league and bragging rights between superstars

TCU upsets No. 7 WVU 82-73 after falling out of Top 25
TCU upsets No. 7 WVU 82-73 after falling out of Top 25

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - This was the kind of home-court celebration Jamie Dixon envisioned for TCU when he returned to his alma mater less than two years ago.

NBA: Rockets close gap on Warriors by beating Heat
NBA: Rockets close gap on Warriors by beating Heat

James Harden and Chris Paul helped the Houston Rockets to another win in the NBA.

Brown scores 34, Kansas State tops Baylor 90-83
Brown scores 34, Kansas State tops Baylor 90-83

Last week it was Kansas State's Dean Wade pulling down Big 12 and national accolades. If Barry Brown has another game like he did against Baylor on Monday night, he might grab some of his own. Brown scored 34 points, Wade added 24 and Kansas State beat Baylor 90-83 for its third straight victory

Pine Bluff wins in wild finish, 74-72 over Texas Southern

HOUSTON (AP) -- Martaveous McKnight scored five points in the final three seconds to give Arkansas-Pine Bluff a 74-72 win over Texas Southern on Monday night.

Blackston, Hamilton score 26 apiece, PVAMU beats MVSU 93-77

PRAIRIE VIEW, Texas (AP) -- Gary Blackston and Zachary Hamilton had 26 points apiece and Troy Thompson scored 22 to help Prairie View cruise to a 93-77 win over Mississippi Valley State on Monday night and snap a four-game skid.

Monday
Monday's Three Things to Know: TCU, Virginia Tech and Kansas State earn big wins

Everything you need to know from Monday night.

McClanahan, Savannah State beat Norfolk State 104-99 in OT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- Dexter McClanahan had a career-high 37 points and Savannah State held off Norfolk State in overtime for a 104-99 win on Monday night.

Varnado's putback lifts Troy over App State 81-79

TROY, Ala. (AP) -- Jordon Varnado had 14 points and 10 rebounds on Monday night and scored the winning basket on a putback with 2.7 seconds left to help Troy beat Appalachian State 81-79.

Schroder scores 20 points, improving Hawks beat Jazz 104-90
Schroder scores 20 points, improving Hawks beat Jazz 104-90

The Atlanta Hawks are starting to see some results from their improved play. Dennis Schroder scored 20 points , Taurean Prince broke out of a slump with 17 and Kent Bazemore did a stellar job defensively, leading the Hawks past the Utah Jazz 104-90 on Monday night. ''We've got to keep it

Morgan State hands Delaware State 16th straight loss 61-47

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Phillip Carr had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Tiwian Kendley added 13 points and Morgan State beat Delaware State 61-47 on Monday night for the Hornets' 16th straight loss.

Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd
Bucks beat Suns 109-105 hours after firing Jason Kidd

Khris Middleton scored 35 points and hit two long jumpers in the final minute, Malcolm Brogdon added 32 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Phoenix Suns 109-105 on Monday night hours after firing coach Jason Kidd. Brogdon added a steal with 40 seconds left after the Bucks double-teamed guard Devin

GAME RECAP: Hornets 112, Kings 107
GAME RECAP: Hornets 112, Kings 107

Kemba Walker drops 26 points and 9 assists as the Hornets hold on to beat the Kings 112-107. Skal Labissiere scored 23 points off the bench for Sacramento in the loss.

Harden and Paul carry Rockets past Heat

James Harden and Chris Paul controlled the action late, and the Houston Rockets turned stifling defense down the stretch into a 99-90 win over the Miami Heat on Monday at Toyota Center. Harden drilled a 3-pointer with just over three minutes remaining to snap an 88-88 tie and added a step-back baseline

Harden
Harden's 28 help Rockets rally for 99-90 win over Heat

James Harden had 28 points and the Houston Rockets overcame a big early deficit to beat the Miami Heat 99-90 on Monday night. Miami led by double digits before halftime, but the game stayed close throughout most of the second half. James Johnson missed a 3-pointer on the other end, but Miami's

Walker scores 29, Hornets beat reeling Kings

Kemba Walker had 26 points and nine assists to lead the host Charlotte Hornets past the Sacramento Kings 112-107 on Monday night. Dwight Howard, Nicolas Batum and Marvin Williams had 14 points apiece for the Hornets, who have won three of their past four games. Howard also finished with a game-high

No. 22 Tennessee seeks regular-season sweep vs.Vandy

The last time Tennessee's Grant Williams faced Vanderbilt, the sophomore forward poured in a career-high 37 points in a 92-84 win. Williams and the 22nd-ranked Volunteers get another crack at the Commodores on Tuesday at Thompson-Boiling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee (13-5, 4-3 SEC) bounced

Bucks GM on Jason Kidd firing: "This is a performance-based thing"
Bucks GM on Jason Kidd firing: "This is a performance-based thing"

"A general manager in the NHL had a statement once: 'If something is inevitable, why wait?'" -Bucks GM Jon Horst

Oklahoma State shoots for another upset at No. 14 Texas Tech

A team like Oklahoma State can build a decent NCAA Tournament resume pretty quickly in the Big 12 Conference. The Cowboys (13-6, 3-4 Big 12) claimed a major bullet-point victory by defeating then-No. 4 Oklahoma 83-81 in overtime on Saturday in Stillwater, Okla. Now, Oklahoma State gets a chance to validate

No. 2 Virginia aims to continue streaking vs. No. 18 Clemson

After dispatching Wake Forest 59-49 on Sunday night for a 10th straight win, No. 2 Virginia returns home to face No. 18 Clemson on Tuesday night in a pivotal Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. Virginia (18-1, 7-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) currently holds a two-game lead over Clemson (16-3, 5-2) and

Wizards suffer another ugly loss to the Mavericks in game Otto Porter left with an injury
Wizards suffer another ugly loss to the Mavericks in game Otto Porter left with an injury

The Wizards let it happen again, they lost to a bad team and in lopsided fashion. Here is analysis of an ugly, ugly loss.

No. 14 Maryland women top No. 12 Ohio State in Big Ten duel

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) -- Kaila Charles scored a career-high 32 points, Eleanna Christinaki added 26 with six 3-pointers and No. 14 Maryland cruised past 12th-ranked Ohio State 99-69 Monday night in a duel for first place in the Big Ten.

No. 15 Texas A&M women beat LSU 69-59

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) -- Anriel Howard had 21 points and 14 rebounds and No. 15 Texas A&M overcame a three-point halftime deficit to beat LSU 69-59 on Monday night.

UPDATE 3-NCAAB Results

Jan 23 (Opta) - Results from the NCAAB games on Monday (home team in CAPS) (start times are EST) VIRGINIA TECH HOKIES at North Carolina Tar Heels in play INDIANA HOOSIERS at Maryland Terrapins in play TEXAS LONGHORNS at Iowa State Cyclones in play AMERICAN UNIVERSITY EAGLES at Holy Cross Crusaders in

Top-ranked Villanova returns to Big East play vs. Providence

The top-ranked Villanova Wildcats completed their non-conference schedule with a perfect 13-0 record. The Wildcats (18-1, 5-1) will look to continue their stellar play with a return to Big East action as they will host Providence (14-6, 5-2) Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Jalen Brunson scored 23

With lofty win total unlikely this year, here
With lofty win total unlikely this year, here's a number the Warriors can chase

With 67 wins likely out of the question this season, the Warriors have set their sights on a new goal, though it will be tough to accomplish.

Virginia remains No. 2 in latest AP Poll, Kentucky falls out for first time since 2014
Virginia remains No. 2 in latest AP Poll, Kentucky falls out for first time since 2014

No change for the Virginia Cavaliers and the rest of the top three teams in the country in the latest AP Poll.

NBA Bucks fire coach Kidd
NBA Bucks fire coach Kidd

Jason Kidd was fired as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, with franchise chiefs saying a change was needed to help the team challenge for championships. A Bucks statement paid tribute to Kidd's work in helping the team reach two playoff appearances soon after his appointment in 2014.

Durant responds to Capela
Durant responds to Capela's bold claim by taking shot at Rockets center

Houston big man Clint Capela believes the Rockets are better than the Warriors. On Monday afternoon, Kevin Durant offered his thoughts...

No. 22 Vols still sorting out which combinations work best
No. 22 Vols still sorting out which combinations work best

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes continues searching for the right combinations to put on the floor even as his team remains in the Top 25 and moves closer to its first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2014. The shuffling was particularly evident Saturday in Tennessee's 70-63 victory at South Carolina

Spencer Dinwiddie, after facing threat of being forgotten by NBA, flourishing with Nets
Spencer Dinwiddie, after facing threat of being forgotten by NBA, flourishing with Nets

Spencer Dinwiddie faced the threat of being forgotten by the NBA after barely playing with the Pistons, getting waived by the Bulls, and going to the D-League

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