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

    Updated: 6 min ago

    WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — 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 forefeited Tuesday night against Ramapo College in support of longtime coach Jose Rebimbas, who was in his 21st season. Rebimbas declined comment on Wednesday, but said on Facebook on Sunday that he was fired because of a misunderstanding over facility rental fees for a camp he runs. Athletic director Sabrina Grant and athletic spokeswoman Heather Brocious did not immediately return calls seeking comment from The Associated Press. The school is closed because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

  • Miami Hurricanes hoops sell out season tickets for 1st time

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    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes have a season-ticket sellout in men's basketball for the first time. Single-game tickets remain available, but the school has sold all 5,600 season tickets for games at their 7,972-capacity arena. The Hurricanes (5-0) cracked the Top 25 this week and are ranked No. 15. Says coach Jim Larranaga: "It's the greatest feeling for every coach and player to now be in a position that every one of our games is a sellout." Season-ticket sales have more than doubled since Larranaga's first season in 2011-12, when Miami sold 2,251 season tickets. The previous high was 3,674 in 2013-14. The Hurricanes' next game is at home Friday against Northeastern.

  • Kansas State UConn Basketball

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    Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Monday, Nov. 23, 2015, in Hartford, Conn.

  • Pregame.com Line

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    Updated odds available at Pregame.

  • Game against Nicholls State a chance for Lobos to make some tweaks

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    There are certain dates on the schedule that warrant more talk about oneself than the opponent. Wednesday night’s game against Nicholls State is one such example for The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team. The Lobos (3-1) host the Colonels (1-2) in The Pit in their latest nonconference tuneup for the bigger and tougher opponents that lie in wait. Teams like Purdue, Northern Iowa and New Mexico State all appear on the schedule in the next three weeks. Nicholls State is a lower-level program meant to be cannon fodder for UNM types, and a means for the benchwarmers to get added experience. The Colonels are coming off a 19-loss season and played a game in Hawaii on Monday.

  • CS-Pueblo puts first loss on No. 22 MSU

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    It was no secret that Colorado State-Pueblo would try a lot of 3-pointers. The Thunderwolves fired up 29 of them last week in Colorado when Midwestern State won by 16. But Pueblo was making them this time which made MSU's athletic advantage on the backboards meaningless. The Thunderwolves made 12 of 24 3-pointers to gain some revenge with an 87-74 victory over the Mustangs at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. It's the first loss for MSU (3-1). "Not too many teams are going to go undefeated," Mustangs coach Nelson Haggerty said. "I think they did a great job of making some short adjustments. They did some good high-low and their spacing was great. He does a great job.

  • RSU Homcoming royalty crowned

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    Rogers State University crowned its homecoming royalty Saturday during halftime of the men’s basketball game at the Claremore Expo Center. Ofelia “Ofy” Chavoya, a public administration-public affairs sophomore from Claremore, was crowned 2015 Homecoming Queen, and Andrew Hocutt, a social science-political science junior from Claremore, was named 2015 Homecoming King. RSU student clubs and organizations nominated candidates who were elected by the student body. Also participating in the RSU Homecoming celebration were Claremont Princess Sarah Malum and Prince Trevor Bunt, fifth graders who won an essay writing contest on the topic, “What College Means to Me.

  • OKC Thunder coach Billy Donovan explains Anthony Morrow-Kyle Singler minutes shuffle

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    A recurring question from Thunder fans 15 games in has been about the rotation. Why are the minutes being divvied up the way they are, in particular between Anthony Morrow and Kyle Singler?

  • Depleted UTA women fall short vs. Seton Hall

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    UT Arlington got another tough nonconference test Tuesday in a 61-54 loss to Seton Hall. Despite being down their head coach and one starter, the Mavericks put together a 14-4 run after falling behind 57-40 with under 7 minutes to play. But in the game’s final two minutes, just like in the second and third quarters, the Mavs (1-3) couldn’t find the bottom of the net to complete the comeback, despite the extra possessions point guard LaShanda Green netted the team by taking three charges during the run. A lot of it is being strong with the basketball and being confident in what you’re doing. They got back on track in the second half.

  • Nowitzki bullish on Mavericks' potential, but a couple losses sting

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    Once the Dallas Mavericks get all of their players completely healthy and off minutes restrictions, Dirk Nowitzki is expecting some great things. “I like the potential of it,” the Mavs’ 18-year veteran power forward said. “We’re a veteran team that has no egos that wants to win. “I like how we’re playing together. I like the way the team is looking, but we have a long way to go.” Despite off-season surgeries for small forward Chandler Parsons and shooting guard Wesley Matthews that slowed their progress in training camp, the Mavs entered Tuesday’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies with a 9-5 record. That was light years ahead of where the experts figured the Mavs would be at this juncture.

  • BRIEF: NMSU BASKETBALL: Wilkins NCAA appeal waiver approved

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State sophomore forward Johnathon Wilkins appeal for a waiver to be eligible after an administrative error has been approved by the NCAA, NMSU announced before Tuesday's game against Robert Morris. The NCAA made the announcement Tuesday afternoon and Wilkins will be in uniform and available to play Tuesday night against Robert Morris. NMSU and Wilkins had appealed a previous NCAA staff ruling that Wilkins had not met course requirements to remain academically eligible because of an administrative error that prevented him from taking the proper course load. The error was not a fault of his own or the men’s basketball program.

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: Aggies move to 4-0 with win over Southern Utah

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    LAS CRUCES — New Mexico State’s women’s basketball team has made the most of its early season home games. The Aggies won their 15th straight game at the Pan American Center with a 74-60 victory over Southern Utah on Tuesday. The Aggies improved to 4-0 on the season with two more home games this weekend as they host the Hotel Encanto Thanksgiving Classic with games against Northwestern State (Friday at 1 p.m.) and Northern Arizona (Saturday at 7 p.m.). Despite the win streak at home, Aggies head coach Mark Trakh expressed disappointment in the announced attendance number of 700. “Hopefully as we keep winning they will come out,” Trakh said. “Saturday we play at 7 p.m., and after the football team wins, fans a

  • Mizzou's rally falls short in Kansas City

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    KANSAS CITY • Missouri basketball coach Kim Anderson had two ways of looking at his team’s 67-62 loss Tuesday to Northwestern at Sprint Center. For the second night in a row his Tigers were dreadful in the first half, falling behind by 20 points to a middling Big Ten team. That was bad. In the second half, though, a different Mizzou team emerged from the locker room in the CBE Hall of Fame Classic consolation game. The Tigers outscored the Wildcats 38-29, had a 10-0 edge on second-chance points and managed to corral seemingly every loose ball — even those that bounced into the stands. That was good.

  • SLU plays take-away in win vs. North Florida

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Jim Crews watched enough film of North Florida that he had a pretty good inkling that the Ospreys were likely to make more than five 3-pointers Tuesday night. That was especially true after they nailed three in the first four minutes with one having been launched from deep NBA range. The Billikens coach was prepared to surrender a lot more and hope for the best. What he wasn’t expecting was that the Billikens would make more 3s than the most productive perimeter shooting team in the country in a 70-57 win at Chaifetz Arena. “I would have lost money on that bet,” Crews said. “I would have lost a lot of money.

  • SLU pulls away from North Florida for 70-57 win

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    St. Louis University beat North Florida at its own game Tuesday night at Chaifetz Arena. The Billikens hit eight 3-pointers while holding the most prolific 3-point shooting team in the country to five in a 70-57 win. They also held the Ospreys 32 points below their season average. Ash Yacoubou had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his second double-double and SLU remained unbeaten entering a meeting with Louisville on Saturday in Brooklyn. Yacoubou hit four 3s for the first time in his two seasons at SLU. SLU ended the game with a 16-7 run. Reggie Agbeko added 12 points and nine rebounds. North Florida entered the game first in the country in 3-pointer production, averaging 14.7 per game and shooting 48 percent beyond

  • NMSU BASKETBALL: Aggies beat Robert Morris in overtime

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    LAS CRUCES – New Mexico State men's basketball coach Marvin Menzies was happy to get the win and that the Aggies played well in overtime. However, he was not happy that Aggies didn’t do well in a number of areas in NMSU’s 81-71 overtime win over Robert Morris Tuesday night at the Pan American Center in a battle of two 2015 NCAA Tournament teams. Things that Menzies said could lead to losses down the road. “I am proud of the fact that they played so well in winning time and overtime,” Menzies said. “They executed on defense like the game depended on it. “I don’t want to knock Robert Morris at all. I’m not happy with a lot of things that we did. I’ve always said anytime you can get a win a get a lot of

  • OKC Thunder: Previewing the Thunder vs. the Brooklyn Nets

    By Erik HorneStaff Writerehorne@oklahoman.com | Published: Wed, Nov 25, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Erik Horne previews the Oklahoma City Thunder against the Brooklyn Nets. When: 7 p.m. on Wednesday Where: Chesapeake Energy Arena TV: Fox Sports Oklahoma (Cox 37/HD 722; Dish 442; DirecTV 676-5; U-verse 751/1751) Radio: WWLS-AM 640/98.1 FM Three things to know -The Thunder has yet to keep consecutive opponents under 100 points this season. Through 15 games last season, OKC allowed 100 or more points in consecutive games just once. -The Brooklyn Nets enter as one of the worst teams in the NBA offensively and defensively, ranking fifth-worst in the league in both offensive rating (98.1 points scored per 100 possessions) and defensive rating (105.8 points

  • Kevin Durant makes Dion Waiters better

    Berry Tramel | Updated: 4 hr ago

    Dion Waiters is one interesting ballplayer. But so far, he’s been a much better ballplayer with Kevin Durant in the lineup. That stands to reason with anyone, of course. But in the nine games that Durant has played this season, Waiters has been a productive and efficient player: 10.8 points, 49 percent shooter, all kinds of things to be encouraged about. In the six games Durant missed, Waiters was not efficient. In the six games Durant missed, Waiters looked like the kind of player that LeBron James would want to get rid of, which is apparently how LeBron felt. In those six games, Waiters averaged 11.5 points and shot 34.7 percent from the field. But most of the numbers are stark.

  • Competitive stakes outweigh financial gain in Air Force hosting Mountain West football title game

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ESPN's decision to broadcast an Air Force football game this season could be worth five times as much money to the Falcons than earning the right to host the Mountain West championship game. And maybe even more. Factors other than money are on the line, of course, when it comes to earning another home game and include competitive advantage, exposure and potential bowl positioning. "I think that would be huge," Falcons outside linebacker Jacob Onyechi said. "It would be huge for our fans and for the academy in general. That's something we're going to try to do this Saturday." Computer rankings will decide if Air Force or San Diego State hosts the 5:30 p.m. game Dec.

  • Daily Fantasy Sports

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LSU guard Tim Quarterman passes the ball as he moves down court past the FanDuel logo in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the Legends Classic consolation game against North Carolina State, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, at Barclays Center in New York. The tournament's sponsor, FanDuel, and DraftKings are due back in a New York court after the state attorney general filed papers seeking to stop the sites from operating, while the sites have argued operations are legal.