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  • No. 2 Michigan St tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title

    Miles Bridges grabbed the Big Ten trophy, lifted it and flashed an ear-to-ear grin. Bridges scored 19 points, leading No. 2 Michigan State to an 81-61 win over Illinois on Tuesday night to seal a share of the Big Ten championship. The Spartans (27-3, 15-2 Big Ten) have won 11 straight...

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  • No. 4 Xavier tries to get over lulls as tournaments approach

    Leading up to the showdown with Villanova for control of the Big East, Xavier coach Chris Mack had one overriding concern. "If we play one good half and one bad half, we won't win," Mack said. That's exactly what happened. No. 4 Xavier came out tight, committed early fouls and missed...

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  • Louisville must vacate basketball title, NCAA denies appeal

    Louisville must vacate its 2013 men's basketball title following an NCAA appeals panel's decision to uphold sanctions against the men's program in the sex scandal case. The Cardinals will have to vacate 123 victories including the championship, and return some $600,000 in conference revenue...

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  • Graham leads No. 8 Kansas to 104-74 rout of Oklahoma

    Two of the Big 12's most powerful offenses collided when No. 8 Kansas hosted Oklahoma. Only one lived up to the hype, though. Devonte Graham had 23 points and seven assists, Malik Newman added 20 points and No. 8 Kansas beat Oklahoma 104-74 on Monday night in its first true blowout of the...

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  • No. 19 Wichita State upends No. 5 Cincinnati 76-72

    Dave Stallworth was running the show the last time Wichita State beat a Top 5 team on the road. Landry Shamut took the lead as the Shockers did it again 54 years later. This one, too, will be a reference point, given all that was at stake. Shamut scored 19 points, and No. 19 Wichita...

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  • No. 22 Michigan tops No. 8 Ohio St 74-62, helps other rival

    Jordan Poole went on a scoring tear, sending Michigan's seniors out with a win in their last home game. The freshman guard came off the bench and scored 12 of his 15 points in the first half to help the 22nd-ranked Wolverines take the lead, and they never trailed in the second half of a...

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  • TOP 25 REWIND: Michigan State, Villanova earn big road wins

    In a season marked by parity, No. 2 Michigan State and No. 3 Villanova turned in big road performances as reminders of their title potential in March. The Spartans (26-3) completed one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA history to win at Northwestern. And the Wildcats (24-3) beat No. 4 Xavier...

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  • Trent leads No. 12 Duke to 66-57 win over No. 11 Clemson

    Gary Trent Jr. hit three foul shots with 1:31 left to put No. 12 Duke ahead for good and the Blue Devils, again playing without injured star Marvin Bagley III, beat No. 11 Clemson 66-57 on Sunday. The Blue Devils have given up all of their 10-point lead over a six-minute stretch as the...

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  • Mark Aguirre: Still a fan, but calls state of DePaul basketball 'unconscionable'

    On his short walks from his South Loop condo to Wintrust Arena for DePaul games, Mark Aguirre hears the sounds of nearly four decades ago.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Baylor beats No. 7 Texas Tech, which loses top scorer Evans

    Terry Maston is emerging as a go-to guy for the surging Baylor Bears. No. 7 Texas Tech hopes it didn't just lose top scorer Keenan Evans for any length of time. Maston scored 24 points to lead the Bears to a 59-57 victory over the Red Raiders, whose seven-game winning streak ended Saturday...

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  • Big East showdown: No. 3 Villanova 95, No. 4 Xavier 79

    Mikal Bridges led an early 3-point shooting spurt that put Villanova in control, and the third-ranked Wildcats showed they're not ready to relinquish their reign in the Big East, beating No. 4 Xavier 95-79 on Saturday in a showdown for the league lead. The Wildcats (24-3, 11-3) have won all...

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  • South Carolina holds on to upset No. 10 Auburn, 84-75

    Frank Booker scored 19 points, and South Carolina built a 26-point lead before holding on to defeat No. 10 Auburn 84-75 on Saturday, ending the Gamecocks' six-game losing streak. The Tigers (23-4, 11-3 Southeastern Conference) had won seven of their past eight and were heavy favorites to...

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  • UCLA beats Oregon 86-78 in OT shootout

    Thomas Welsh patted the area around his heart before pointing to the roaring UCLA student section behind the baseline. He then turned toward the students on the other side of the court and repeated the gesture before hugging former teammate Isaac Hamilton, who had risen from his courtside seat...

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  • Nash, Kidd, Hill among finalists for basketball Hall of Fame

    Point guards could run the show in the next Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class, with Jason Kidd and two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash among the 13 finalists announced Saturday morning. Ray Allen, Grant Hill, Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber also made the cut, but the two standout...

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  • Osetkowski scores 21 as Texas tops No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66

    Dylan Osetkowski scored 21 points, Texas slowed national scoring leader Trae Young, and the Longhorns beat No. 23 Oklahoma 77-66 on Saturday to extend the Sooners' losing streak to five games. Young, a freshman point guard, scored 26 points on 7 for 21 shooting. Christian James scored 11...

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  • The Latest: Nash, Kidd headline finalists for 2018 HOF class

    The Latest on NBA All-Star Saturday (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash and fellow star point guard Jason Kidd, Grant Hill and Ray Allen are among the 13 finalists for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Maurice Cheeks and Chris Webber...

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  • St. Bonaventure upsets No. 16 Rhode Island with 77-74 win

    Matt Mobley scored 26 points and grabbed a key rebound with 4.2 seconds left, and St. Bonaventure beat Rhode Island 77-74 to snap the 16th-ranked Rams' 16-game winning streak on Friday night. LaDarien Griffin scored 10 of the Bonnies last 14 points over the final six minutes in rallying...

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  • Houston ends No. 5 Cincinnati's 16-game win streak, 67-62

    Corey Davis Jr. and Devin Davis each scored 16 points, and Houston beat No. 5 Cincinnati 67-62 on Thursday night to snap the nation's longest winning streak at 16 games. Rob Gray chipped in 13 points and Armoni Brooks added 12 as the Cougars (20-5, 10-3 American) earned their second win...

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  • Happ's double-double leads Wisconsin over No. 6 Purdue

    Ethan Happ had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Wisconsin secured its biggest win of a challenging season, beating No. 6 Purdue 57-53 on Thursday night. Brad Davison added 16 points for the Badgers (12-16, 5-10 Big Ten), who handed the Boilermakers (23-5, 12-3) their third straight loss on...

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  • NCAA corruption case will devastate college hoops: report

    The ongoing college basketball corruption case may be on the verge of turning the sport completely upside down.

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  • Cartwright's 17 helps Providence stun No. 13 Villanova 76-71

    Providence will need to play its best basketball of the season down the stretch if its hopes to earn its fifth straight NCAA tournament bid. The Friars just took a big step toward that goal. Kyron Cartwright scored 17 points and the Friars withstood several late surges to stun...

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  • Bucket List: Did Northwestern's last hope disappear into the New Jersey night?

    Northwestern should focus on a goodbye-to-seniors run in the NIT; Illinois' coach Brad Underwood on his biggest challenge; your Big Ten awards go to …

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  • No love for Loyola: Voters speak on 21-5 Ramblers' complete no-show in new poll

    It’s probably a given that a Valley postseason title a little over two weeks from now in St. Louis is the Ramblers’ only path to the NCAA Tournament.

    Chicago Sun-Times
  • Georgetown snaps four-game road losing streak, tops Butler

    Marcus Derrickson ties a career-high with 27 points, on 11-of-13 shooting, as the Hoyas upend the Bulldogs, 87-83, in Indianapolis.

    Washington Post