• Louisville announces postseason ban for men's basketball

    The president of Louisville announced a one-year postseason ban Friday for the Cardinals men's basketball team amid ongoing investigations into a sex scandal, a decision that stunned coach Rick Pitino. President James Ramsey said at a news conference that an investigation revealed violations did…

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  • Brey: Notre Dame not intimidated by No. 2 North Carolina

    Beating second-ranked North Carolina on Saturday doesn't look quite as formidable as it once might have for Notre Dame, not after defeating the Tar Heels twice last year. The first victory in Chapel Hill in early January last year helped launch the Fighting Irish to one of their best seasons,…

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  • Providence's Bentil listed as day-to-day after ankle injury

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Providence coach Ed Cooley says forward Ben Bentil is day-to-day after sustaining a right ankle injury.

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  • Purdue-Maryland Preview

    Maryland big man Diamond Stone and Purdue center A.J. Hammons each had productive efforts in their last games against the same undersized opponent. Stone can help the fourth-ranked Terrapins stretch their home win streak to 26 games as they face Hammons and the No. 18 Boilermakers. Both these teams…

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  • South Carolina-Texas A&M Preview

    The eighth-ranked Aggies now find themselves tied for first in the league as they get set to host No. 25 South Carolina on Saturday. Texas A&M won its first seven in conference play as part of a 10-game winning streak that saw it climb to No. 5 in the nation, its highest ranking ever. Senior…

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  • Michigan St.-Michigan Preview

    In 2014, the Wolverines beat a banged-up Michigan State team twice en route to a Big Ten title. Last season, it was Michigan that had major injury problems and lost twice to the Spartans. "I think there's been some bizarre injuries - and more than one," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said.

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  • Texas Western celebrating historic title 50 years later

    David Lattin says something happens every day to remind him of Texas Western's historic NCAA championship in 1966, when the Miners won with the first all-black starting lineup in a title game against all-white Kentucky. ''Somebody mentions it or somebody calls and tells me 'Glory Road' is on or…

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  • UNLV dismisses guard Daquan Cook from team

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- UNLV junior guard Daquan Cook has been dismissed from the team.

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  • Cook leads No. 16 Oregon past Colorado 76-56

    Oregon is off to its best start in conference play in 14 seasons, but the toughest person to sell on the No. 16 Ducks being the Pac-12's best team might be their own coach. The Ducks were anything but that Thursday night as Elgin Cook scored 18 points and Chris Boucher had 12 rebounds and blocked…

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  • Big 12 best basketball league again, brutal half-season left

    The Big 12 has the nation's No. 1 team in Oklahoma and half of the league's teams are ranked in the top 15 of the Top 25. For the third season in a row, the conference has the best cumulative RPI with just more than a month to go before March Madness.

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  • Siakam leads New Mexico State to 70-50 win over Grand Canyon

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) -- Pascal Siakam had 17 points and 16 rebounds and New Mexico State beat Grand Canyon 70-50 on Thursday night for its sixth straight win in a showdown for first place in the Western Athletic Conference.

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  • Boston College-Louisville Preview

    One of the highlights of Rick Pitino's legacy is rebuilding Kentucky following a recruiting scandal. One of the lowlights will be a sex scandal during his tenure at archrival Louisville. Reeling from the bombshell announcement the 19th-ranked Cardinals will not play in the ACC and NCAA tournaments…

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  • BYU knocks off St. Mary's 70-59

    PROVO, Utah (AP) -- Chase Fischer scored 19 points, Kyle Collinsworth added 17, and BYU knocked St. Mary's out of first place in the West Coast Conference, 70-59, on Thursday night.

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  • With Krzyzewski back, Duke looks to return to being Duke

    Duke is trying to get back to being, well, Duke again. For the Blue Devils, the first step is getting Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski back on the bench after he missed a game due to illness. ''You never want anything bad to happen, but in a way, we're always looking for an opportunity in…

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  • Cincinnati uses big second half to upend South Florida 88-57

    CINCINNATI (AP) -- Troy Caupain finished with 18 points and a career-high 10 assists while Gary Clark added 16 points and 13 boards as Cincinnati used a strong second half to beat South Florida 88-57 Thursday night.

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  • Florida State G Dwayne Bacon regains confidence after slump

    Dwayne Bacon is regaining his confidence and it comes at a good time for the Florida State Seminoles. In wins over Clemson and North Carolina State, the 6-foot-7 freshman guard was 16 of 32 from the field. Bacon is averaging 16.4 points per game, second on the team and third among Atlantic Coast…

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  • Anderson leads No. 23 Arizona to 79-64 win over Cougars

    Ryan Anderson brought back memories of Arizona greats of the past. ''One of the best performances we've had in a long, long time,'' Wildcats coach Sean Miller said of Anderson, who had a career-high 31 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in a 79-64 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.…

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  • New Rutgers athletic director inherits program at low point

    Rutgers' new athletic director is unsparing when asked how he plans to turn around a program after a series of embarrassing developments on and off the field. ''The first rule is, when you're digging yourself into a hole, stop digging,'' Patrick Hobbs said. Since 2009, questionable behavior or…

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  • Kansas-TCU Preview

    Kansas has struggled to carry its home dominance to the road, where it faces the possibility of its longest losing streak in 12 years. A visit to TCU should at least solve that problem temporarily. The seventh-ranked Jayhawks go for an eighth straight win over the last-place Horned Frogs in this…

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  • Baylor-West Virginia Preview

    After struggling against an aggressive defense in its last game, Baylor now must face the nation's most press-happy team. It's a scenario the No. 15 Bears have successfully handled in the past, however, which should breed confidence heading into Saturday's visit to 14th-ranked West Virginia. Baylor…

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