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  • No. 2 South Carolina looking to refocus after 1st loss

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — There are few things South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson hates in basketball more than losing. And she can’t wait for the second-ranked Gamecocks to get back on the court after their…

  • Women’s Top 25 Basketball Schedule

    All Times EST Thursday’s Games No. 2 South Carolina vs. No. 16 Florida, 7 p.m. No. 5 Maryland vs. Purdue, 7 p.m. No. 7 Ohio State at Iowa, 8:30 p.m. No. 10 Florida State at…

  • Top 25 Schedule

    All Times EST Thursday’s Games No. 4 Iowa at Indiana, 9 p.m. No. 11 Oregon at California, 9 p.m. Friday’s Games No. 17 Arizona vs. UCLA, 9 p.m. No. 19 Dayton at Rhode Island, 7…

  • Florida St looking to continue success against zone defenses

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State’s success against zone defenses has played a major role in the Seminoles’ four-game winning streak. Now they are about to square off against maybe the ultimate zone defense in…

  • UNC spokesman: Williams expected back at next practice

    North Carolina Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams is expected to be at the team’s next practice and game following a bout with vertigo that sidelined him for part of Tuesday’s win at Boston College.…

  • No. 7 Virginia back track with a little luck, lots of ‘D’

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Seventh-ranked Virginia had lost its way, then got a fortuitous bounce and the Cavaliers have been on a roll since. The shot that might have turned Virginia’s season around had no…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Thursday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG at OKLAHOMA CITY 11½ (220½) New Orleans at MILWAUKEE 1½ (211) Washington COLLEGE BASKETBALL Thursday FAVORITE LINE UNDERDOG at SYRACUSE 4 Florida St at TOWSON ST 2½ Northeastern UCONN…

  • Banham got Kobe’s attention with 60-point game for Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rachel Banham was two days removed from her 60-point performance for Minnesota when the real highlight happened. Her favorite basketball player, Kobe Bryant, posted his congratulations on Twitter. “I was literally shaking.…

  • North Carolina’s NCAA academic case stuck in holding pattern

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s long-running academic fraud scandal case seems stuck in procedural limbo. The NCAA charged the school in May with five violations, including lack of institutional control, but there has…

  • Selection Sunday is just 5 weeks away

    Five weeks until Selection Sunday. Twenty-five more days in college basketball’s regular season. The season is winding down, and that means constant bubble talk and discussions about seeding. This NCAA Tournament is setting up to…

  • Creighton’s Maurice Watson continues to prove doubters wrong

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — When Maurice Watson transferred from Boston University to Creighton, he encountered plenty of doubters who told him he lacked the size to survive in the Big East. Look at him now.…

  • Iowa big man Adam Woodbury silences critics

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa’s Adam Woodbury is often viewed as the blue-chip recruit who never lived up to expectations. Those who have watched Woodbury closely this season might argue he’s developed into one…

  • Pregame.com Line

    NBA Wednesday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG San Antonio 8 (204) at ORLANDO Sacramento 4 (218) at PHILADELPHIA at INDIANA 4 (200) Charlotte at DETROIT 5½ (209) Denver Memphis 4½ (197½) at BROOKLYN LA Clippers 1…

  • Led by freshman Ellenson, young Marquette seeks Feb. push

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — With 15 wins in coach Steve Wojciechowski’s second season on the bench, Marquette seems to playing well for a team that relies so heavily on a young cast led by touted freshman…

  • No. 22 Kentucky has it easy against Georgia in an 82-48 rout

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky usually found the basket, while Georgia often emerged frustrated when it shot. So explains a surprisingly easy victory for the 22nd-ranked Wildcats. Jamal Murray scored 24 points, Tyler Ulis added…