Men's basketball

Denver Nuggets guard Jamal Murray, right, launches a shot over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 126-118. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 19, 2018 - 12:14 am
DENVER (AP) — Nuggets 7-footer Nikola Jokic stared at the stat sheet lying on the ground near his salmon-colored shoes. He pretty much liked everything he saw — and it was easy to see why. Jokic had 32 points and 16 rebounds, Jamal Murray dished out a career-high 15 assists and Denver extended its...
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Syracuse's Jalen Carey, right, tries to dribble past Buffalo's Ronaldo Segu, left, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Syracuse, N.Y., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)
December 18, 2018 - 11:24 pm
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — All Buffalo coach Nate Oats had to do was pull out the tape from last year's game at Syracuse. His rising Bulls did the rest. CJ Massinburg scored 25 points, Jeremy Harris added 18, and No. 14 Buffalo rallied past the Orange 71-59 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten. It was...
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Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
December 18, 2018 - 10:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers were rallying, trying to send themselves home on a winning note. The hottest team in the NBA wouldn't allow it. The Brooklyn Nets ran their longest winning streak in nearly four years to six games with a 115-110 victory Tuesday night,...
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FILE - At left, in a Dec. 1, 2018, file photo, Memphis head coach Penny Hardaway directs players against Texas Tech during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Air Force Reserve Hoophall Miami Invitational in Miami, Fla. At right, in a Nov. 9, 2018, file photo, Tennessee head coach Rick Barnes yells to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Louisiana-Lafayette, in Knoxville, Tenn. The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee’s Rick Barnes continued Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 with Hardaway saying “it was kind of low class” for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday.(AP Photo/File)
December 18, 2018 - 5:55 pm
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The verbal jabs between Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and Tennessee's Rick Barnes continued Tuesday with Hardaway saying "it was kind of low class" for the Vols coach to imply the Tigers were flopping during their game on Saturday. "I don't know who Rick Barnes thinks I am, but...
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FILE - In this April 9, 1984 file photo, actress Penny Marshall arrives for the 56th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Marshall died of complications from diabetes on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at her Hollywood Hills home. She was 75. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
December 18, 2018 - 4:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities offer their thanks, remembrances and condolences on the death of actress-director Penny Marshall, who died Monday at 75. ___ "I loved Penny. I grew up with her. She was born with a great gift. She was born with a funnybone and the instinct of how to use it. I was very...
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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry celebrates a score against the Memphis Grizzlies during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 18, 2018 - 12:33 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry missed his first three tries from deep, got a little frustrated and forgot about the 10 points he needed for another major milestone. Curry had 20 points and seven rebounds while adding another accomplishment to his long list, leading the Golden State Warriors...
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Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan directs his team against the Denver Nuggets in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 109-98. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
December 18, 2018 - 12:07 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have exercised their fifth-year option on coach Billy Donovan's contract. The team announced the move before Monday night's game against the Chicago Bulls, which the Thunder won 121-96. Donovan is in his fourth season with the Thunder. He has a 169-106...
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Houston Rockets guard James Harden, right, drives to the basket as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)
December 17, 2018 - 9:55 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 47 points to help the Houston Rockets hold off the Utah Jazz 102-97 on Monday night for their fourth straight win. It was Houston's first victory over the Jazz this season after dropping the first two meetings. The team's current winning streak comes following a...
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Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee (0) celebrates with fans after Vanderbilt upset Arizona State 81-65 in an NCAA college basketball game Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
December 17, 2018 - 9:32 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt used a 12-day break for final exams to figure out how to play without freshman Darius Garland. Saben Lee scored 14 points to lead five players in double figures and sharp-shooting Vanderbilt beat No. 18 Arizona State 81-65 on Monday night. Vanderbilt snapped an...
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Kansas guard Lagerald Vick (24) locks arms with Villanova guard Phil Booth (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Kansas defeated Villanova 74-71. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)
December 17, 2018 - 1:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas didn't get the chance to hold onto its preseason No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25 very long, even as an unbeaten team. The Jayhawks are sticking around this time. The Jayhawks sat atop Monday's latest men's college basketball poll for a second straight week. That didn't...
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