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  • NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis has 48 points, 17 rebounds, Pelicans beat Knicks in overtime New Orleans Pelicans' Anthony Davis, left, and DeMarcus Cousins react after Davis scored the tying basket during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in New York. (Seth Wenig / Associated Press) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Anthony Davis scored a season-high 48 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, leading the New Orleans Pelicans back from 19 points down late in the third quarter to a 123-118 overtime victory over the host New York Knicks on Sunday. Jrue Holiday added 31 points, and DeMarcus Cousins had 15 points, 16 ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: Big 12 schools continue beating up on one another Michigan State forward Jaren Jackson Jr. (2) blocks the shot of Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr, center, as Nick Ward also defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)(Photo: The Associated Press)(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   The Big 12 can stake a claim as the nation’s best conference. It has the top RPI rating, five teams ranked in the AP Top 25 and eight teams in the top 50 of the KenPom.com rankings. The only problem: The teams have been beating up on each other since conference ...
  • CBB Women’s Top 25 Roundup: Shepard, No. 2 Notre Dame bounce back with rout of BC ND Women v BC Women CBBSOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Jessica Shepard scored 24 points in 22 minutes Sunday as No. 2 Notre Dame bounced back from its most lopsided loss in 16 seasons, routing Boston College 89-60. Coming off a 33-point defeat at No. 3 Louisville, the Irish ran out to a 9-0 start against the young and overmatched Eagles. Arike ...
  • NBA Roundup: Stephen Curry scores 24 in return, Warriors hold off Raptors Warriors_Raptors_Basketball.JPG_v1170x658 (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   TORONTO – Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew nearly all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 42 points for the Raptors, but the Warriors had just ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: Joel Berry’s free throws lift No. 18 North Carolina over No. 25 Notre Dame Joel Berry's free throws lift No. 18 North Carolina over No. 25 Notre DameLUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Keenan Evans scored 20 points, Brandone Francis had a career-high 17 and No. 8 Texas Tech won the first Top 10 matchup on its home court, beating second-ranked West Virginia 72-71 on Saturday. Evans hit a lean-in jumper to give the Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) a four-point lead in the ...
  • CBB Women’s Top 25 Roundup: Stevens’ 19 leads No. 1 UConn to 95-35 rout against Houston NCAA-WOMENS-BASKETBALL-CONNECTICUT-AT-HOUSTON-96542859HOUSTON (AP) — Azura Stevens had 19 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to lead four players in double-figures scoring, and top-ranked UConn used a strong defensive effort to rout Houston 95-35 on Saturday. Katie Lou Samuelson and Kia Nurse each scored 17 points and Crystal Dangerfield chipped in 11 for the Huskies (15-0, 5-0 ...
  • NBA Roundup: Pacers come from 22 down to hand Cavs third straight loss Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James misses a basket as time expires in an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Indianapolis. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   INDIANAPOLIS – Lance Stephenson had 16 points and 11 rebounds, Darren Collison scored 22 points and the Indiana Pacers rallied from a 22-point, first-half deficit to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 97-95 on Friday night. The Pacers have won three of four and improved to 3-0 against the three-time defending Eastern Conference ...
  • CBB Top 25 Women’s and Men’s Roundup: Ionescu leads No. 8 Oregon women over Arizona 62-44 CBB Women 120817EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 22 points and 11 rebounds as No. 8 Oregon pulled away in the second half to a 62-44 victory over Arizona on Friday night. Ruthy Hebard added 14 points for the Ducks (16-2, 5-0 Pac-12), who won their eighth consecutive game. Ionescu’s double-double was her eighth of the season. Sam ...
  • NBA Roundup: LeBron James, Cavs routed again as Raptors romp 133-99 Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James 23) reacts during a break in play during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors on Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Toronto.(PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   TORONTO  —   LeBron James and the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers absorbed their most-lopsided loss of the season when they were routed by the Toronto Raptors 133-99 on Thursday night. The Cavaliers have dropped six of eight dating to a Christmas Day loss at defending champion Golden State. James scored 26 points in ...
  • CBB Women’s Top 25 Roundup: No. 3 Louisville women rout No. 2 Notre Dame 100-67 Louisville guard Asia Durr (25) drives past Notre Dame guard Marina Mabrey (3) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)(Photo: The Associated Press)LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Asia Durr scored 36 points, Myisha Hines-Allen had a career-high 31 and No. 3 Louisville overwhelmed No. 2 Notre Dame on both ends for a 100-67 blowout victory Thursday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown. The unbeaten Cardinals (19-0, 5-0 ACC) erased an early deficit to dominate the short-handed Irish in ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: Big 12 dominates what we are watching this weekend in college basketball Virginia's Devon Hall (0) attempts to drive around the defense of Louisville's Donovan Mitchell (45) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Louisville, Ky. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)(PhatzRadio Sports / USA Today Sports / AP)    —   With conference play in full swing midway through the month of January, two showdowns in the Big 12 Conference and one in the Big East highlight that games we are watching this weekend in college basketball. A breakdown of the top five matchups: No. 2 West Virginia at No. 8 ...
  • NBA Roundup: Lauri Markkanen, Kris Dunn help Bulls outlast Knicks 122-119 in 2 OTs New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) fights for the ball with Chicago Bulls guard Kris Dunn (32) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Bill Kostroun / Associated Press) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —    NEW YORK – Rookie Lauri Markkanen scored a season-high 33 points, Kris Dunn shook off a nightmarish shooting night to make the tiebreaking basket in the second overtime, and the Chicago Bulls beat the New York Knicks 122-119 on Wednesday night. Dunn had missed 14 of his first 17 shots before ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: Booth scores 21, No. 1 Villanova routs No. 10 Xavier 89-65 Villanova v Xavier Big EastPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Phil Booth hit five 3s and scored 21 points and Jalen Brunson had 17 to lead No. 1 Villanova to an 89-65 win over Xavier on Wednesday night. The Wildcats (15-1, 3-1 Big East) returned to the top spot of the poll on Monday. The Wildcats raced to a 22-9 lead. Booth hit three ...
  • CBB Women’s Top 25 Roundup: TCU women upset No. 7 Texas 79-77 on Kianna Ray’s late FTs TCU guard Toree Thompson, left, defends as Texas guard Brooke McCarty, right, attempts to make a pass during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)(Photo: The Associated Press)WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Ae’Rianna Harris scored 13 points and Purdue held Rutgers to 10 points in the first half en route to a 47-33 win on Wednesday night that ended the No. 21 Scarlet Knights’ 11-game winning streak. Andreona Keys added 10 points for the Boilermakers (11-7, 2-2 Big Ten Conference), who spoiled Rutgers’ ...
  • NBA Roundup: Wayne Ellington lifts Heat to 90-89 win at Raptors Miami Heat guard Wayne Ellington (2) passes the ball away from Toronto Raptors center Lucas Nogueira (92) as Raptors coach Dwane Casey watches during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Toronto. (Nathan Denette / Canadian Press via AP) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   TORONTO – Wayne Ellington made a go-ahead driving layup with less than a second remaining, and the Miami Heat stopped Toronto’s 12-game home winning streak with a 90-89 victory over the Raptors on Tuesday night. It was the only basket of the second half for Ellington, who finished with 15 points. Goran ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: No. 2 West Virginia escapes with 57-54 win over Baylor Baylor guard Tyson Jolly (10) drives up court while being defended by West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)(Photo: The Associated Press)MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jevon Carter sank the go-ahead 3-pointer with 57.5 seconds left and No. 2 West Virginia escaped with a 57-54 victory over Baylor on Tuesday night. West Virginia (15-1, 4-0 Big 12) struggled to make shots the entire game but extended the nation’s longest winning streak to 15, the Mountaineers’ best since winning ...
  • NBA Roundup: Timberwolves post rare romp over Cavaliers Minnesota Timberwolves’ Karl-Anthony Towns, right, lays up a shot as Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James, left, and Kevin Love look on in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, in Minneapolis. (Jim Mone / Associated Press) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   Andrew Wiggins had 25 points in three quarters, Jimmy Butler pitched in 21 points and tight defense on LeBron James, and the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to a 127-99 victory over Cleveland on Monday night in Minneapolis that stopped a 12-game home losing streak to the Cavaliers. Karl-Anthony Towns (19 points, 12 ...
  • CBB Men’s TOP 25 THIS WEEK: No. 8 Texas Tech gets 2 top-10 opponents West Virginia guard James Bolden (3) passes the ball as Oklahoma forward Matt Freeman (5) and guard Kameron McGusty (20) defend during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia defeated Oklahoma 89-76. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson)(Photo: The Associated Press)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard figures his Red Raiders haven’t accomplished all that much yet, even with the eighth-ranked Red Raiders holding the program’s highest ranking in two decades. His team will get two chances to accomplish a lot more this week. A week after upsetting Kansas on the road, Texas Tech has ...
  • CBB Women’s Top 25 Roundup: Rutgers back in AP women’s hoops poll; UConn still No. 1 South Florida guard Kitija Laksa (33) and forward Laura Ferreira (10) battle with Connecticut guard Kia Nurse (11) and guard/forward Katie Lou Samuelson (33) for a loose ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)(Photo: The Associated Press)NEW YORK (AP) — After a two-year hiatus, C. Vivian Stringer has Rutgers back in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll. The Scarlet Knights jumped into the AP Top 25 on Monday at No. 21, riding an 11-game winning streak. Rutgers was last ranked on March 2, 2015. There was a time not so long ago when ...
  • NBA Roundup: Bender’s big second half helps Suns beat Thunder 114-100 Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson (20) drives on Oklahoma City Thunder guard Raymond Felton in the second half during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Phoenix. The Suns defeated the Thunder 114-100. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) ORG XMIT: AZRS108 (Rick Scuteri / AP) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   PHOENIX – Dragan Bender scored 17 of his career-high 20 points in the second half, rookie Josh Jackson had 17 points and 10 rebounds for his first career double-double, and the Phoenix reserves helped the Suns beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 114-100 on Sunday night. Bender made a career-best six 3-pointers, ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: Overachieving Ohio State stuns No. 1 Michigan State 80-64 Michigan State guard Matt McQuaid, center, goes up to shoot between Ohio State forward Andre Wesson, left, and center Micah Potter during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Columbus, Ohio, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)(Photo: The Associated Press)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Keita Bates-Diop scored a career-high 32 points, and Ohio State stunned No. 1 Michigan State 80-64 on Sunday. The overachieving Buckeyes put together an electrifying 12-0 run to finish the first half and kept their foot on the gas to give first-year coach Chris Holtmann a signature win. Ohio State (13-4, 4-0 Big ...
  • CBB Women’s Top 25 Roundup: Cunningham leads No. 15 Missouri to upset of No. 4 Gamecocks South Carolina's Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, right, and Missouri's Kayla Michael, left, fight for rebound during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018, in Columbia, Mo. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)(Photo: The Associated Press)COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham was too much for South Carolina to handle for the second straight year, scoring 27 points to lead No. 15 Missouri to an 83-74 victory over the fourth-ranked Gamecocks on Sunday. Cunningham, who suffered a right knee sprain last week and sat out Missouri’s loss to LSU on Thursday, returned ...
  • NBA Roundup: Curry scores season-high 45 points, Warriors beat Clippers Golden State guard Stephen Curry dribbles around Clippers guard Jawun Evans on Saturday in Los Angeles. The Warriors won 121-105 behind Curry’s 45 points in just three quarters. (Alex Gallardo / Associated Press) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)   —   LOS ANGELES – Steph Curry scored a season-high 45 points without playing the fourth quarter and the Golden State Warriors ran away from the Los Angeles Clippers 121-105 on Saturday for their fourth straight victory. Curry took advantage of the guard-depleted Clippers, making 11 of 21 shots, including 8 of 16 ...
  • NHL Roundup: Bergeron scores 4 goals for Bruins in 7-1 win over Carolina Bruins center Patrice Bergeron is congratulated by teammates after scoring the first of his four goals against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday in Boston. (Mary Schwalm / Associated Press) (PhatzRadio Sports / AP)    —   BOSTON – Patrice Bergeron had four goals and an assist, surpassing 700 points for his career while leading the Boston Bruins to a 7-1 rout of the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Brad Marchand assisted on all of Bergeron’s goals and David Pastrnak had a goal and two assists for the ...
  • CBB Men’s Top 25 Roundup: No. 2 Duke falls to North Carolina State on the road North Carolina State guard Allerick Freeman drives to the basket as Duke guard Grayson Allen, left, defends during the first half at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C.(Photo: Rob Kinnan, USA TODAY Sports)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Omer Yurtseven had 16 points while Torin Dorn hit two huge 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help North Carolina State upset No. 2 Duke 96-85 on Saturday night. It was the second win against a No. 2-ranked team this season for N.C. State (11-5, 1-2 Atlantic Coast Conference), which upset ...

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