Men's basketball

FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Villanova celebrates after defeating Providence 76-66 in overtime in an NCAA college basketball game in the Big East men's tournament final, in New York. NCAA champion Villanova has been picked by coaches to win the Big East Conference. This is the fifth straight year the Wildcats have held the top spot. They received eight first-place votes Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, while Marquette and Butler each received one No. 1 pick. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
October 25, 2018 - 10:42 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Villanova is in a familiar place — atop the Big East Conference. The defending NCAA champions were picked by coaches to win the Big East Conference on Thursday. This is the fifth straight year the Wildcats have held the top spot. They received eight first-place votes while Marquette...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, file photo, former amateur basketball league director Merl Code arrives at federal court, in New York. Code and two co-defendants were convicted Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, of committing fraud by plying families of college basketball prospects with cash so the prospects would attend colleges sponsored by Adidas. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 25, 2018 - 1:37 am
A federal jury found three men guilty of fraud charges for channeling secret payment to the families of top-tier recruits to influence their choices of schools, apparel companies and agents. Wednesday's verdicts place the blame firmly on the men for exposing the universities to NCAA sanctions,...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa (22) tips the ball away from West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the finals of the Big 12 men's tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa, whose name surfaced as part of the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball, will be withheld from competition pending a review of his eligibility. Jayhawks coach Bill Self said in a statement before appearing at the Big 12’s annual media day Wednesday, Oct. 24,2018, that the sophomore forward would be held out beginning with Thursday’s exhibition game. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
October 24, 2018 - 8:00 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas basketball coach Bill Self emphatically denied Wednesday night that members of his staff ever offered impermissible benefits to prospective players, hours after Jayhawks forward Silvio De Sousa was indefinitely benched amid questions about his relationship with an...
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FILE - In this March 24, 2018, file photo, Purdue's Carsen Edwards (3) drives to the basket against Texas Tech's Norense Odiase (32), Justin Gray (5) and Jarrett Culver (23) during the second half of an NCAA men's college basketball tournament regional semifinal, in Boston. Edwards was selected to The Associated Press preseason All-America team, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
October 23, 2018 - 11:02 am
Purdue's Carsen Edwards and North Carolina's Luke Maye headline The Associated Press 2018-19 preseason men's All-America team. They were joined by Duke freshman R.J. Barrett, Kansas big man Dedric Lawson, Nevada's Caleb Martin and Wisconsin's Ethan Happ on the team announced on Tuesday. Edwards, a...
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Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, drives toward the basket as San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
October 23, 2018 - 2:24 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James hit the tying 3-pointer late in regulation. He led a Lakers lineup of three second-year pros and a rookie making his NBA debut to a 142-136 lead with 55 seconds left overtime. James was then reminded in spectacular fashion that nothing will be easy in this West Coast...
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Houston Rockets' James Harden, right, collides with Los Angeles Lakers' Brandon Ingram (14) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 22, 2018 - 9:04 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Just three games into LeBron James' tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers, they were missing two suspended starters when they faced the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. Although nobody thought James' time on the West Coast would be boring, Brandon Ingram is sorry for his role in...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Kansas' Silvio De Sousa (22) celebrates during the second half of the NCAA college basketball championship game against West Virginia in the Big 12 men's tournament, in Kansas City, Mo. Kansas is ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 poll released Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 22, 2018 - 12:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self sees big holes when he looks at his roster after losing three starters, including Associated Press All-American Devonte' Graham. The voters in the AP Top 25 poll see something different: a roster restocked so well that Jayhawks will start the season as...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2018, file photo, basketball Hall of Famer Larry Bird attends the NBA draft combine in Chicago. A museum is being planned to tell the story of Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
October 22, 2018 - 9:33 am
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A museum is being planned to tell the story of basketball great Larry Bird, an Indiana native. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Saturday that the museum will be located in a new convention center that's being built in Terre Haute in western Indiana. The Tribune-Star...
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Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell (5) celebrates after scoring against the Houston Rockets during the second half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won, 115-112. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
October 21, 2018 - 11:38 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three games into his NBA career, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is getting used to playing in crunch time. The rookie is pretty good when it counts, too. Montrezl Harrell led a fourth-quarter charge by the Clippers' reserves with 17 points, Gilgeous-Alexander added 12 and Los Angeles...
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Atlanta Hawks' Trae Young (11) shoots over Cleveland Cavaliers' Collin Sexton (2) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Cleveland. The Hawks won 133-111. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
October 21, 2018 - 8:58 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Trae Young got doused with a bucket of ice water after his third NBA game. The Cavaliers couldn't do anything to cool off Atlanta's rookie guard. Young scored 35 points with 11 assists — the best line for a first-year player since Steph Curry in 2010 — and Kent Bazemore scored 23...
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