• Birt leads Tulsa over Houston 77-63

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    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Pat Birt matched his season high of 27 points and Tulsa beat Houston 77-63 on Sunday. Birt was 10 of 18 from the field, including 5 of 10 on 3-pointers, for the Golden Hurricane (15-8, 7-4 American), who shot 52 percent, 42 percent from the arc, and outrebounded the Cougars 32-23. James Woodard added 15 points as Tulsa won for the seventh time in its last nine games. Houston's Damyean Dotson was 9-of-17 shooting, making four 3-pointers, to tie his career high of 23 points and go over 1,000 for his career. The Cougars (16-7, 6-5), who hit 11 of 24 on 3-pointers, had their three-game winning streak snapped. Tulsa never trailed and built a 14-point lead late in the first half with a 13-0 run that incl

  • Could Villanova be the new No. 1?

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    With Oklahoma and North Carolina, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 2 teams, having lost on Saturday, the question upon the release Monday of the new Associated Press poll is: Who’s No. 1? The answer: Maybe Villanova. The third-ranked Wildcats, who never have been ranked No. 1 in school history, defeated No. 11 Providence, 72-60, on the road Saturday without starting center Daniel Ochefu to improve to 20-3. The other contenders for the top spot this week are Xavier (21-2), Iowa (19-4), Maryland (21-3) and Virginia (19-4). Villanova has defeated Xavier at the Pavilion and has lost to Virginia on the road. The Wildcats have been ranked as high as second in their history, having reached that perch in four seasons for a

  • APTOPIX Utah Oregon Basketball

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    Utah's Brekkott Chapman, left, has his shot blocked by Oregon's Chris Boucher, center, with Utah's Jakob Poeltl, right, looking on during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Eugene, Ore.

  • Robertson scores 19 to lead Canisius past Rider 67-61

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    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kassius Robertson made four 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help Canisius hold off Rider 67-61 on Sunday. Robertson scored seven points during Canisius' 11-0 run for a 30-23 lead and the Golden Griffins led 34-30 at halftime. Rider opened the second half on a 7-2 run to take a 37-36 lead with 17:52 remaining but the Broncs did not score again until Xavier Lundy's layup at the 11:05 mark as Canisius built an 11-point lead. Kahlil Thomas' 3-point play pulled Rider within 62-59 with 1:54 left but Malcolm McMillan also made a basket and a free throw with 20 seconds remaining to extend Canisius' lead to six points. Kiefer Douse added 12 points, Cassidy Ryan 11 and McMillan 10 for Canisius (11-

  • No. 17 Miami holds on to defeat Georgia Tech

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    ?ATLANTA — Georgia Tech opened the second half of the ACC season the way it closed the first half — leading early and losing big late. Sunday at McCamish Pavilion, the Yellow Jackets led Miami by as many as six in the first half before loose defensive play opened the door for the Hurricanes to earn a 75-68 win. Hoping to use a three-game homestand to gain ground in the ACC standings, Tech (12-11 overall, 2-8 ACC) wasted another opportunity after opening the home stretch with a lead-early, lose-late loss to Duke on Tuesday at McCamish. Miami (18-4, 7-3) did nothing extraordinary, but took care of the ball and kept the Jackets off the offensive glass to claim its victory.

  • Clippers Heat Basketball

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    =ypm7n= defends Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Miami. The Clippers defeated the Heat 100-93.

  • Hofstra James Madison Basketball

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    James Madison forward Tom Vodanovich (13) goes up for a shot over Hofstra forward Rokas Gustys (11) during the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Harrisonburg, Va., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

  • Kansas Texas Basketball

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    Kansas forward Caelynn Manning-Allen (25) puts up a shot against Texas center Imani Boyette (34) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016, in Austin, Texas. Texas won 70-46.

  • Notre Dame Louisville Basketball

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    Louisville head coach Jeff Walz argues a call with officials during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D.

  • Illinois falls 77-65 to No. 5 Iowa

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    CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Illinois lost for a fourth-straight time at home, falling 77-65 to No. 5 Iowa on Sunday afternoon. The Illini cut Iowa’s once 20-point lead to 10 in the closing minutes, but it was too late. The Hawkeyes dominated in almost every way, especially in second-chance points where they outscored Illinois 26-6. Illinois struggled with 2-point shots, especially early, but shot 8 of 25 on 3-pointers for the game. Freshman Jalen Coleman-Lands led the Illini with 17 points (5 of 11 on 3-pointers), and freshman D.J. Williams supplied some late bursts with eight points. It was another disappointing outing for Kendrick Nunn, who is battling injury and finished with six points on 2 of 13 shooting.

  • APTOPIX Notre Dame Louisville Basketball

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    Notre Dame's Lindsay Allen (15) attempts to shoot while falling to the floor during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisville, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Louisville Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D.

  • Utah Colorado Basketball

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    Utah's Emily Potter (12) battles with Colorado's Zoe Correal during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Boulder, Colo., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. Utah won, 76-68.

  • Balance leads Utah women past Colorado 76-68

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Emily Potter led a balanced attack with 13 points and six blocks and Utah closed the game on a 12-5 run to defeat Colorado for the second time in four days, 76-68 on Sunday. Danielle Rodriguez and Joeseta Fatuesi had 12 each and Malia Nawahine and Katie Kuklok 10 apiece for the Utes (14-9, 6-6 Pac-12). The Utes also had five in double figures Thursday when they won 71-55 at home. Jamee Swan had 24 points for the Buffaloes (6-17, 1-11) and Alexis Robinson 13. Colorado led most of the way until Potter had back-to-back baskets to put Utah up 64-61. Kennedy Leonard made it a one-point game with 6:21 to play but Kuklok hit a 3, Rodriguez a layup and Paige Crozon had a 3 to make it 72-63 with 2:54 to p

  • Adams' 3-pointer gives Bonnies 65-62 win over Billikens

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. (AP) — Jaylen Adams hit a last-second 3-pointer to give St. Bonaventure a 65-62 victory over Saint Louis on Sunday. The Billikens tied it with 16 seconds left after Mike Crawford scored on a backdoor layup off a feed from Jermaine Bishop. After a timeout, Marcus Posley let the clock run down before passing to Adams on the wing for the winner. Adams had 19 points and Posley 15 with Dion Wright posting 14 points and 10 rebounds for his conference-leading 11th double-double. That trio averages over 53 points a game for the Bonnies (15-6, 7-3 Atlantic 10). Posley hit a 3-pointer to give St. Bonaventure a 61-59 lead with 1:34 left for the Bonnies' first lead since the opening minute of the second half

  • Big first half carries Iona past Niagara 75-61

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Isaiah Williams scored 21 points and Iona used a big first half to defeat Niagara 75-61 on Sunday. Deyshonee Much added 15 points as the Gaels (14-9, 11-3 Metro Atlantic) made eight of their 10 first-half 3-pointers for a 48-28 lead. Much and Williams combined for 23 points before the break. The Purple Eagles (6-19, 4-10) went on a 19-5 run in the second half, closing within 58-49 on an Emile Blackman dunk with 10:10 remaining. They were down 10 with seven minutes to go but went 4:20 without a field goal and trailed by 15 with 2:41 to play. Iona, which has won four straight, made 13 of 14 free throws in the second half and 19 of 24 for the game. The Gaels finished 10 of 25 on 3s but went jus

  • Miami Georgia Tech Basketball

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    Georgia Tech head coach Brian Gregory talks to his players during a time-out in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Atlanta. Miami won 75-68.

  • Iowa Illinois Basketball

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Illinois guard Khalid Lewis (3) and Iowa guard Mike Gesell (10) battle during an NCAA college basketball game in Champaign, Ill., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

  • Miller, Purvis lead UConn to 85-67 win over East Carolina

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    STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn coach Kevin Ollie has been preaching to his team the benefits of an unselfish offense and a relentless defense. The Huskies are listening. Shonn Miller and Rodney Purvis led five UConn players in double figures with 16 points each and the Huskies beat East Carolina 85-67 on Sunday to pick up their third consecutive win and sixth in their last seven games. Daniel Hamilton filled up the scoresheet again, scoring 12 points, grabbing 16 rebounds and dishing out five assists. Jalen Adams added 14 points for UConn (17-6, 7-3 American Athletic). "We're just playing more for each other," Hamilton said. "Everybody's going to get theirs if we just play for each other and care for one another.

  • East Carolina UConn Basketball

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    East Carolina's Kentrell Barkley (15) during the second half of his team's 85-67 loss to Connecticut in an NCAA college basketball game in Storrs, Conn., on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

  • Marist ends 11-game losing skid with 79-73 win over Siena

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Brian Parker scored 24 points to help Marist end an 11-game losing streak as the Red Foxes beat Siena 79-73 on Sunday. It was Marist's first victory since Dec. 22. Khallid Hart hit a deep 3-pointer for Marist with 2:32 remaining to tie it at 68-all and Kristinn Palsson added a corner 3 with 1:22 left to give the Red Foxes a 73-70 lead. Javion Ogunyemi missed two free throws for Siena with 56 seconds left but the ball went out of bounds off of Marist. Nico Clareth missed a contested 3-pointer, Isaiah Lamb grabbed the defensive rebound and made two free throws with 31 seconds left for a 75-70 lead. Siena turned it over on its next possession, Parker was fouled and hit 1 of 2 free throws f




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