Men's basketball

Nickeil Alexander-Walker (4) of Virginia Tech drives to the basket and is fouled from behind by Mamadi Diakite (25) of UVa in the first half of the Virginia Tech - University of Virginia NCAA basketball game in Blacksburg Va., Monday, Feb. 18 2019. (Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times via AP)
February 18, 2019 - 9:21 pm
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Kyle Guy scored 23 points and it was his big first half that gave No. 3 Virginia a chance to get things right in the second half. Thanks to Guy's 17 first-half points and some uncharacteristically poor shooting by No. 20 Virginia Tech, the Cavaliers overcame a sloppy start...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2019, file photo, Duke's Cam Reddish (2) drives to the hoop against North Carolina State's Wyatt Walker (33) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Durham, N.C. Duke has reclaimed the No. 1 spot in the AP Top 25 college basketball poll. The Blue Devils earned 58 of 64 first-place votes in Monday’s, Feb. 18, 2019, poll to earn a third stint at the top this season. (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
February 18, 2019 - 12:30 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke keeps finding its way back to No. 1. The Blue Devils reclaimed the top spot in Monday's AP Top 25, the third time this season they've reached No. 1. Duke earned 58 of 64 first-place votes to climb one spot and replace Tennessee, which had spent four weeks at No. 1 but fell...
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St. John's guard LJ Figueroa reacts after making a three-point basket against Villanova during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
February 18, 2019 - 12:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A 70-foot shot just before halftime gave St. John's momentum, and LJ Figueroa and the Red Storm used a strong defensive effort in the second half to surprise No. 13 Villanova. Figueroa scored 22 points and St. John's rallied to beat the Wildcats 71-65 on Sunday night. It was the...
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Team LeBron's Karl-Anthony Towns, of the Minnesota Timberwolves, heads to the hoop against Team Giannis' Giannis Antetokounmpo, of the Milwaukee Bucks, during the first half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 17, 2019 - 11:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James was trading lob passes with Dwyane Wade again, one last time. Catching lobs from former teammate Kyrie Irving once again, too. And after making a stepback 3-pointer late, he stared down Joel Embiid to send a message without saying a word. Oh, this mattered to...
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Team LeBron's LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates a basket against Team Giannis during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 17, 2019 - 9:58 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on All-Star Weekend. (all times local) 10:55 p.m. Kevin Durant had 31 points and seven rebounds, LeBron James added 19 points and Team LeBron overcame a big game from Giannis Antetokounmpo to defeat Team Giannis 178-164 on Sunday night in the All-Star game. Team...
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Michigan State's Cassius Winston, left, drives against Ohio State's Kaleb Wesson during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
February 17, 2019 - 7:13 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State shut down Ohio State in the second half despite an injury to Nick Ward. Now the Spartans may be without their standout big man for a while. Ward left in the second half with a broken left hand, but No. 11 Michigan State still rolled to a 62-44 victory over...
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Kentucky's Reid Travis, top, and Tennessee's Grant Williams chase down a loose ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 17, 2019 - 12:53 pm
Tennessee kept rolling for a while after taking over the top spot in The Associated Press college basketball poll, unlike its previous stint at No. 1. The Vols slipped past Vanderbilt, the team that knocked them off the No. 1 perch a decade ago, and stretched their winning streak to a school-record...
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Kentucky's Tyler Herro (14) reacts to a play during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Tennessee in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019. Kentucky won 86-69. (AP Photo/James Crisp)
February 17, 2019 - 9:39 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — No. 5 Kentucky got the strong start it sought against No. 1 Tennessee and for a moment was blowing out the Volunteers. Most important was that the Wildcats finished off the Vols on a national stage, just what they needed days after letting one slip away. PJ Washington scored...
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Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo leaps over former NBA player Shaquille O'Neal during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. Diallo won the contest. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 16, 2019 - 9:52 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Boston's Jayson Tatum got his gamewinner from midcourt. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo went over Shaquille O'Neal to help win his trophy. And Brooklyn's Joe Harris made all the shots at all the right times to deny Golden State's Stephen Curry a storybook ending in his...
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Oklahoma City Thunder Hamidou Diallo heads to the hoop during the NBA All-Star Slam Dunk contest, Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
February 16, 2019 - 9:33 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Oklahoma City's Hamidou Diallo is the NBA's slam dunk champion. Going over Shaquille O'Neal in the first round, then getting a boost from rapper Quavo in the finale, Diallo soared to the crown by topping New...
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