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  • Gaines, Thornton pace Georgia to easy win over Seton Hall

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kenny Gaines was hardly surprised that Georgia was ready to run its fast break after two weeks off between games. “We were just ready to play,” he said. “I’m proud of…

  • This Week’s Women’s Top 25 Fared

    1. South Carolina (12-0) beat Hampton 69-49; beat Central Michigan 80-45; beat Liberty 84-44. 2. UConn (8-1) beat No. 25 DePaul 98-64; beat UCLA 86-50. 3. Texas (10-0) beat McNeese State 76-59; beat Texas A&M…

  • Women’s Top 25 Fared

    Sunday 1. South Carolina (12-0) beat Liberty 84-44. Next: vs. Auburn, Friday, Jan. 2. 2. UConn (8-1) beat UCLA 86-50. Next: vs. SMU, Saturday. 3. Texas (10-0) beat Texas A&M 67-65. Next: vs. Rice, Tuesday,…

  • Hammond leads No. 10 Louisville women past No. 24 California

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Sara Hammond knew there would be some growing pains with a pair of freshmen in the starting lineup. So far, it looks as if everything is coming along quite nicely for…

  • QB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago. Former Florida Supreme…

  • ACC suspends Louisville’s Harrell 1 game

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville junior forward Montrezl Harrell was suspended for one game by the Atlantic Coast Conference on Sunday for a flagrant 2 foul and ejection Saturday in the Cardinals’ 76-67 victory at…

  • Women’s Top 25 Fared

    Sunday 1. South Carolina (12-0) beat Liberty 84-44. Next: vs. Auburn, Friday, Jan. 2. 2. UConn (8-1) beat UCLA 86-50. Next: vs. SMU, Saturday. 3. Texas (10-0) beat Texas A&M 67-65. Next: vs. Rice, Tuesday,…

  • Souza hits 4 treys, leads UC Irvine past Bradley 55-47

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Travis Souza hit four 3-pointers and finished with 12 points to lead UC Irvine in a strong second half to get past Bradley 55-47 in the opening round of the Las…

  • Southern California beats Boston College 75-71

    BOSTON (AP) — Freshman Elijah Stewart is already in the USC record books, going 10 for 10 from the field against Boston College on Sunday to tie a school record. Coach Andy Enfield is equally…

  • No. 2 UConn women rout UCLA 86-50

    UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Breanna Stewart scored 22 points to lead a balanced offense and No. 2 UConn beat UCLA 86-50 on Sunday in the Naismith Hall of Fame women’s holiday showcase at the Mohegan…

  • Troy edges Nicholls State at buzzer 65-64

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Musa Abdul-Aleem poured in 22 points, including the game-winning buzzer beater, to lead Troy to a 65-64 comeback win over Nicholls State on Sunday. Trailing 41-27 in the second half, Troy…

  • Notice scores 19 points as South Carolina routs Coker 78-52

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Before the game, Coker coach Dan Schmotzer gave South Carolina coach Frank Martin a Christmas present. It wasn’t because the two had a long history together. It was because of the…

  • Women’s Top 25 Capsules

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Samantha Logic scored on a contested drive with 3.2 seconds remaining to give Iowa a wild 100-98 victory over Drake on Sunday. The teams combined for 24 points in the…

  • Powers, No. 18 Michigan State beat No. 19 Syracuse 89-76

    WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — Aerial Powers had 32 points and 17 rebounds, leading No. 18 Michigan State over No. 19 Syracuse 89-76 in the final game of the Florida Sunshine Classic at Rollins College…

  • Evansville cruises to 81-63 win over Alabama State

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Egidijus Mockevicius scored 25 points, hauled in 12 rebounds and Evansville coasted to an 81-63 win over Alabama State on Sunday. D.J. Balentine added 20 points and dished out seven assists,…