Basketball

Louisville forward Dwayne Sutton (24) attempts to work his way around the defense of Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Louisville, Ky., Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
November 27, 2018 - 9:42 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ryan McMahon made two free throws with 7.1 seconds remaining in overtime before Jordan Nwora made another from the line with 3.1 seconds left to seal it as Louisville upset No. 9 Michigan State 82-78 on Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. McMahon scored all seven of...
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NBA Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo talks to kids during a workshop at the Sylvan Adams sports center at the YMCA In Jerusalem, Tuesday, November 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
November 27, 2018 - 3:37 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo, a fearsome 7-foot-2 center in his playing days, said Tuesday he was moved to tears at the sight of Jerusalem's ancient walls. Mutombo, who hails from a devout Christian community in Congo, described his first visit to the holy city as an...
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Oregon forward Abu Kigab walks off the court with his teammates after the team was defeated by Texas Southern in an NCAA college basketball game in Eugene, Ore., Monday, Nov. 26, 2018. Texas Southern won, 89-84. (Andy Nelson/The Register-Guard via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 12:45 am
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Trayvon Reed scored 23 points and John Jones added 20 to help Texas Southern shock No. 18 Oregon with an 89-84 victory Monday night. Reed, a 7-foot-2 senior, made all nine of his shots and also was 5-for-5 from the foul line for the Tigers (2-4), who were 24-point underdogs. It...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball against Washington Wizards guard John Wall (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 26, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
November 26, 2018 - 9:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall scored a season-high 36 points, including six in overtime, and the Washington Wizards overcame James Harden's season-best 54 points to outlast the Houston Rockets 135-131 on Monday night. Wall had two baskets in the extra period and finished with 11 assists. Bradley Beal...
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Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw, front, watches from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA women's college basketball game against Gonzaga in Vancouver, British Columbia on Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
November 26, 2018 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women's basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday. Both teams faced deficits this past week in holiday tournament games before prevailing. The Irish needed to rally from 14 points down to beat No. 9...
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Gonzaga players hold the trophy after they defeated Duke 89-87 in an NCAA college basketball game to win the Maui Invitational, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, in Lahaina, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
November 26, 2018 - 11:03 am
Gonzaga is the new No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25, leapfrogging Kansas after winning the Maui Invitational. The Bulldogs were third in last week's poll and moved ahead of No. 2 Kansas following Wednesday's thrilling win over former No. 1 Duke in the Maui title game. Gonzaga received 32 first-...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, and forward Kevin Durant watch from the bench during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in Oakland, Calif., Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. The Warriors won 125-97. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
November 24, 2018 - 7:00 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry is expected to resume practicing next week with a strong chance he would return to game action during an upcoming five-game road trip as he works back from a strained left groin. The Golden State star was re-examined Saturday after making significant progress in...
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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) reacts after making a 3-point basket, in front of Tennessee guard Admiral Schofield (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the NIT Season Tip-Off tournament Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in New York. Kansas defeated Tennessee 87-81 in overtime. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
November 24, 2018 - 12:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Bill Self wanted to see his young team play in and win a tough, grind it out game. They did just that against a team he thinks can compete for a National Championship in March. Dedric Lawson had 24 points, 13 rebounds and five assists, and No. 2 Kansas rallied to beat No. 5...
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Nevada players celebrate their win over Massachusetts in an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Chase Stevens)
November 24, 2018 - 12:26 am
LAS VEGAS (AP) — It appears the Wolf Pack has found their offensive rhythm. Caleb Martin scored 29 points, Tre'Shawn Thurman added 22 points and eight rebounds, and No. 6 Nevada beat Massachusetts 110-87 in the Las Vegas Invitational's second championship game on Friday at the Orleans Arena. Martin...
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Florida State forward Mfiondu Kabengele (25) is congratulated by guard PJ Savoy, second from right, and forward Raiquan Gray (1), as LSU guard Tremont Waters (3) walks away, after getting the 79-76 win in overtime of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Kabengele hit a game-winning three-pointer. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
November 23, 2018 - 8:38 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton flashed a big smile when talking about a game-winning 3-pointer by 6-foot-10 forward Mfiondu Kabengele. Kabengele hit the deep jumper with a half-second left in overtime, and No. 14 Florida State advanced to the AdvoCare...
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