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  • No. 7 Villanova rallies in 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — JayVaughn Pinkston had 25 points and 10 rebounds and Darrun Hilliard scored 23 points, keeping No. 7 Villanova undefeated with an 82-77 overtime win over Syracuse on Saturday. The Wildcats (11-0) never…

  • Top 25 Fared

    Saturday 1. Kentucky (11-0) vs. UCLA. Next: at No. 4 Louisville, Saturday. 2. Duke (10-0) did not play. Next: vs. Toledo, Monday, Dec. 29. 3. Arizona (12-0) did not play. Next: at UNLV, Tuesday. 4.…

  • No. 1 South Carolina tops Central Michigan 80-45

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points despite a bloody nose as No. 1 South Carolina cruised past Central Michigan 80-45 on Saturday. The reigning Southeastern Conference player of year took a hit to…

  • Belmont beats Fairfield 73-61

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Craig Bradshaw scored 15 points, Evan Bradds added 13 and Belmont beat Fairfield 73-61 on Saturday afternoon to snap a three-game losing skid. Nick Smith had 12 points and Amanze Egekeze…

  • No. 24 North Carolina beats No. 12 Ohio St 82-74

    CHICAGO (AP) — Brice Johnson had 18 points on 8-for-10 shooting and nine rebounds, and No. 24 North Carolina used its stout defense to hold off No. 12 Ohio State for an 82-74 victory Saturday.…

  • No. 11 Lady Vols trounce No. 7 Stanford 59-40

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory. Tennessee (9-2) led…

  • Hot-shooting Duquesne beats UMass-Lowell 79-63

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Micah Mason scored 17 points with five 3-pointers and Jordan Stevens added 10 points with seven assists as Duquesne snapped a four-game skid in a big way, 79-63, over UMass-Lowell on Saturday.…

  • Wake Forest’s Wilbekin suspended up to 6 games

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest says guard Mitchell Wilbekin has been suspended for up to six games because of an undisclosed NCAA violation. School officials made the announcement about two hours before the Demon…

  • Henton, Dunn help Providence roll past UMass 85-65

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — LaDontae Henton scored 27 points, Kris Dunn added 16 with 11 assists and Providence coasted past Massachusetts 85-65 on Saturday. Tyler Harris chipped in 12 points and Carson Desrosiers had 10…

  • Virginia Tech tops The Citadel 64-61

    BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Adam Smith scored 16 points to lead Virginia Tech to a 64-61 victory over The Citadel on Saturday. Smith scored 14 of his 16 in the second half, helping the Hokies…

  • No. 4 Louisville holds off Western Kentucky 76-67

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Terry Rozier took charge after the first-half ejection of Montrezl Harrell to score a career-high 32 points, including 26 in the second half, to lead fourth-ranked Louisville past Western Kentucky…

  • SMU keeps Michigan reeling 62-51

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Larry Brown has had a lot of homes in a 40-year coaching career. The state of Michigan is one of the special ones. Brown was in a sentimental mood after…

  • Boise State sets school mark in 77-33 win

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Derrick Marks scored 17 points, and Boise State set a school record for fewest points allowed in a game in a 77-33 win over Abilene Christian in a Las Vegas Classic…

  • Women’s Top 25 Fared

    Saturday 1. South Carolina (11-0) beat Central Michigan 80-45. Next: vs. Liberty, Sunday. 2. UConn (7-1) did not play. Next: vs. UCLA, Sunday. 3. Texas (9-0) did not play. Next: vs. Texas A&M, Sunday. 4.…

  • Golson, Zaire still competing at QB for Notre Dame

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Malik Zaire has played just a little over two quarters of meaningful football at Notre Dame. He already knows the pressure of starting at quarterback for the Fighting Irish. He…