• Div. III team forfeits game in protest of coach's firing

    A Division III basketball team forfeited a conference game to protest the firing of its coach, dressing and warming up before collectively walking off the court as the game was about to begin. William Paterson forfeited Tuesday night against Ramapo College in support of longtime coach Jose…

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  • Syracuse University appeal of NCAA sanctions rewarded

    The NCAA has lessened its punishment of Syracuse University, reducing the penalty of lost basketball scholarships by four. The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee ruled that the total reduction of scholarships will be eight over four years rather than 12. The sanctions were imposed in March after a…

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  • Syracuse rallies in 2nd half, beats No. 18 UConn 79-76

    When Syracuse and Connecticut get together on the court, good basketball often follows. Michael Gbinije and Trevor Cooney each had 17 points and the Orange held off the 18th-ranked Huskies 79-76 on Thursday to earn a spot in the championship game. Tyler Lydon added 16 points off the bench.

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  • Spencer, Shepard lead San Diego St past No. 14 Cal 72-58

    All that Winston Shepard could do was smile. With 2:42 left in Thursday night's semifinal at the Las Vegas Invitational, the 6-foot-8 forward backpedaled after banking an 18-foot jumper high off the glass to give San Diego State a 10-point lead over No. 14 California, and his ear-to-ear grin seemed…

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  • House's 19 helps No. 25 Texas A&M past Texas 84-73

    Texas A&M came to the Bahamas this week wanting to be tested by the kind of games it may eventually face in March. Danuel House had 19 points, Anthony Collins scored 15 and No. 25 Texas A&M beat Texas 84-73 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Battle 4 Atlantis. Texas A&M's victory…

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  • Unbeaten South Carolina starts strong under Frank Martin

    South Carolina coach Frank Martin was confident his team would get off to a good start. The Gamecocks are doing just that. South Carolina won the Paradise Jam and is 5-0 for the first time since the 2003-04 season, the last time the Gamecocks made the NCAA Tournament.

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  • Notre Dame-Iowa Preview

    An early season tournament title might not have been a huge concern of Notre Dame's coming into the season, but now it's not an option. Same goes for Iowa. Instead, it's onto consolation play maybe a little earlier than anticipated Friday night in the AdvoCare Invitational in Orlando, and it's the…

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  • Texas Southern tops Texas-San Antonio 91-80 for first win

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Chris Thomas and David Blanks scored 23 points apiece and Texas Southern overcame woeful free throw shooting to defeat Texas-San Antonio 91-80 for its first win of the season on Wednesday.

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  • Kansas freshman Diallo cleared to play beginning Dec. 1

    Cheick Diallo was sitting next to Bill Self, the coach he can now play for, and it was a close call as to whose smile was broader. The freshman forward was cleared by the NCAA on Wednesday to play for No. 5 Kansas starting Dec. 1. The announcement ended a monthlong investigation by the NCAA into…

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  • Virginia Tech-Iowa St. Preview

    Iowa State has looked comfortable in its own gym, especially behind the 3-point arc in its latest game, but it was a different story in its only game away from home. The fourth-ranked Cyclones will try for a better performance in northwest Florida for the Emerald Coast Classic, including the opener…

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  • Moody, Gielo lead Mississippi over Georgia State 68-59

    Stefan Moody scored 21 points to lead Mississippi to a 68-59 victory over Georgia State on Wednesday night. Tomasz Gielo added 13 points on 4-of-7 shooting for the Rebels, who made 5 of their first 6 shots from beyond the arc before going cold and shooting 1 of 10 the rest of the game. ''I think…

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  • Trimble leads No. 2 Maryland past Rhode Island 86-63

    Melo Trimble scores 17 points on 7-for-7 shooting, and No. 2 Maryland beat Rhode Island 86-63 on Wednesday night in the Cancun Challenge. Trimble, who was named tournament MVP, also went 3 for 3 at the line and grabbed six rebounds. Rasheed Sulaimon also scored 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting, and…

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  • Stanford-Villanova Preview

    Villanova and Stanford have fond memories of their last visits to New York City. Both programs hope to gain another when they square off at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Thursday in the NIT Season Tipoff. The eighth-ranked Wildcats earned their first Big East tournament title in 20 years by…

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    Texas Tech's Jakeem Grant Hauls In Immaculate Reception Part 2

    Texas Tech WR Jakeem Grant was in the right place at the right time, ala Franco Harris, when he caught the ricochet of a ball and took it 65 yards for the score, helping the Red Raiders to a 48-45 victory in Austin.

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  • No. 18 UConn survives Michigan rally in 74-60 win in Bahamas

    Daniel Hamilton and UConn put together a solid all-around performance, and Michigan was unable to keep up with the talented Huskies. Hamilton had 16 points, nine rebounds and nine assists, and No. 18 Connecticut beat the Wolverines 74-60 on Wednesday night in the opening round of the Battle 4…

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  • Florida bounces back from loss, beats Vermont 86-62

    Florida bounced back from a lackluster performance with a lopsided victory. Dorian Finney-Smith scored 20 points, Devin Robinson added 15 and the Gators beat Vermont 86-62 Wednesday. Kasey Hill chipped in 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting for Florida (4-1), which faded down the stretch Sunday and lost…

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  • Guy V. Lewis, coach of Phi Slama Jama teams, dies at 93

    Former University of Houston men's basketball coach Guy V. Lewis, best known for leading the Phi Slama Jama teams of the 1980s, has died. Lewis coached the Cougars for 30 years. Lewis, who helped lead the integration of college basketball in the South by recruiting Elvin Hayes and Don Chaney to…

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