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  • Penn ends No. 17 Villanova's city supremacy in 78-75 win

    AJ Brodeur and Antonio Woods each scored 16 points as Penn beat No. 17 Villanova 78-75 on Tuesday night, the Quakers' first win over the Wildcats since 2002. Penn fans stormed the court after Villanova's Phil Booth missed the tying 3-point attempt and set off a regular-season celebration

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  • No. 1 Kansas gets big test against No. 17 Villanova

    Kansas started the season No. 1, dropped to No. 2 despite not losing and moved back to the top spot after playing its worst game of the season. Now, the Jayhawks get a massive test. On Saturday, newly-No. 1 Kansas hosts No. 17 Villanova at Allen Fieldhouse in a rematch of the

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  • Oregon's No. 3 ranking to dip after loss at Michigan State

    Kelly Graves thought his Oregon Ducks hadn't really done anything to deserve the No. 3 ranking in the AP Top 25 — the school's best ever. Now after suffering their first loss of the season on Sunday at Michigan State, the Ducks will fall in the poll. "We hadn't earned the ranking," the

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  • Sports calendar, Dec. 10-11

    MONDAY College basketball 7p Cal State Fullerton at St. Mary's NBA 4:30p New Orleans at Boston NBATV 7:30p Minnesota at Warriors NBCSBA (95.7) 7:30p Miami at L.A. Lakers NBATV NFL 5:15p Minnesota at Seattle ESPN NHL 4:30p Los Angeles at Detroit NHLNet 7:30p New Jersey at Sharks NBCSCA (98.5) Soccer Noon EPL: Watford at Everton NBCSN TUESDAY College basketball 4p Villanova at Penn ESPN2 4p Loyola-Maryland at Maryland BigTen 6p Colorado at New Mexico ESPN2 6p North Florida at Minnesota...

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  • Schofield's 3 lifts No. 7 Tennessee over No. 1 Gonzaga 76-73

    Tennessee lost the reigning SEC player of the year down the stretch against the nation's top-ranked team. The Vols still had the Admiral to lead them. Admiral Schofield hit a 3-pointer with 24 seconds left and scored 25 of his 30 points in the second half, helping No. 7 Tennessee knock

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  • No. 6 Nevada keeps rolling with win over Arizona State

    Nevada breezed through the early part of its schedule, living up to lofty preseason expectations by rolling over one opponent after the next. Faced with their first big test, the sixth-ranked Wolf Pack needed a half to find their footing before mounting a massive comeback to beat

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  • Marquette beats No. 12 Wisconsin 74-69 in OT; Howard has 27

    Markus Howard scored 27 points, freshman Joey Hauser added 15 and hit big, late-game shots and Marquette grinded out a 74-69 win in overtime over No. 12 Wisconsin on Saturday. Sam Hauser had 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Golden Eagles (8-2). But it was his little brother, Joey, who came

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  • Samuelson leads No. 1 UConn to 99-61 rout of Seton Hall

    UConn's Katie Lou Samuelson says she's been working on becoming a more complete player, which really means improving her rebounding. The 6-foot-3 senior pulled down 16 boards Saturday to go with her 26 points and led UConn to an easy 99-61 win over former Big East rival Seton Hall. It

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  • Ogunbowale, Notre Dame bounce back, topping Toledo 72-56

    Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw said she'd hoped her team would play a little sooner this week to get over the loss to Connecticut. But Saturday would have to do. Paced by Arike Ogunbowale's 22 points, the No. 2 Irish stopped Toledo 72-56. "I think we hoped that we would've played

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  • No. 10 Michigan State holds off Florida late, wins 63-59

    Tom Izzo called Michigan State's last six games "one of the more incredible stretches" of his coaching career. He believes no one — "not even my mother" — would have expected the 10th-ranked Spartans to go 5-1 in those games, with the lone loss coming at Louisville in overtime. Michigan

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  • Seton Hall overcomes half-court shot to stun No. 9 Kentucky

    Myles Cale hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 9.5 seconds left in overtime and Seton Hall overcame Keldon Johnson's half-court heave that tied the score at the regulation buzzer, stunning No. 9 Kentucky 84-83 on Saturday in a thriller at Madison Square Garden. In one of the most exciting

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  • No. 5 Michigan stays unbeaten, tops South Carolina 89-78

    Jordan Poole scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half, and No. 5 Michigan remained unbeaten with an 89-78 victory over South Carolina on Saturday. The Gamecocks (4-5) scored more points than any team all season against Michigan. But the Wolverines (10-0) were ahead by six at halftime,

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  • No. 6 Nevada rallies past No. 20 Arizona State 72-66

    Caleb Martin scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half, rallying No. 6 Nevada past 20th-ranked Arizona State 72-66 Friday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic tripleheader. Jordan Caroline added 16 points and eight rebounds for the Wolf Pack (9-0), off to their best start since

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  • No. 7 Tennessee gets 2nd chance vs elite foe in Gonzaga

    Tennessee wants to capitalize on a second chance to beat an elite opponent as the Volunteers adapt to the higher expectations accompanying their Top 10 ranking. The seventh-ranked Vols (6-1) let a golden opportunity slip away two weeks ago when they squandered a second-half lead in

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  • UConn to retire numbers of Hall of Famers Allen, Lobo

    Connecticut will retire the numbers of former basketball stars Ray Allen and Rebecca Lobo. The numbers 34 and 50 will become the first retired by the school during a ceremony in March. The university says it's an honor reserved for Hall of Famers. In 2017, Lobo was the first UConn

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  • Glory days: Notre Dame, UCLA rivalry back on after 9 years

    Marques Johnson, Bill Walton, Adrian Dantley and Austin Carr on the court. Digger Phelps and John Wooden on the sidelines. In those days, Notre Dame vs. UCLA in basketball was one of the sport's greatest rivalries. From 1960-70, UCLA won five matchups in a row by scores of 31, 29, 51, 13

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  • Sports calendar, Dec. 7-9

    FRIDAY College basketball 4p Massachusetts at Providence FS1 4p Oral Roberts at Missouri SECNet 6:30p TCU vs. USC FS1 7p Idaho State at Santa Clara (1220) 9p Nevada vs. Arizona State ESPN2 College football 5p FCS quarterfinal: Maine at Weber State ESPN2 Curling 5:30p World Cup: China at United States NBCSN Figure skating 8:30p ISU Grand Prix NBCSN Golf 5a PGA Europe: South African Open, continuing coverage GolfCh. 10:30a QBE Shootout GolfCh. 1:30a Sat. PGA Europe: South African Open...

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  • Hachimura's shot lifts No. 1 Gonzaga over Washington 81-79

    Rui Hachimura's short jumper with half a second left lifted top-ranked Gonzaga to an 81-79 win over in-state rival Washington on Wednesday night. Hachimura had 26 points for Gonzaga (9-0), which has won 12 of its past 13 games against the Huskies. Washington missed a halfcourt shot as...

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  • Sports calendar, Dec. 6-7

    THURSDAY College basketball Men 4p Maryland at Purdue BigTen 5p Iowa State at Iowa FS1 6p Utah Valley at Arizona P12Net 7p Bethune-Cookman at San Jose State (1590) Women 4p Texas A&M at Houston ESPN2 Curling 5:30p World Cup: Canada at United States NBCSN Golf 5a PGA Europe: South African Open, continuing coverage GolfCh. 2a Fri. PGA Europe: South African Open GolfCh. Horse racing 12:45p Golden Gate Fields NBA 5p New York at Boston TNT 7:30p Houston at Utah TNT NFL 5:20p Jacksonville at...

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  • Emmert: No speedy resolution in basketball corruption cases

    NCAA President Mark Emmert said Wednesday that new rules allowing the use of information from legal proceedings will help in the investigation of college basketball corruption, though he cautioned that the inquiry is unlikely to be done before the men's tournament begins in March. The first...

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  • No. 5 Michigan holds off Northwestern for 62-60 win

    Ignas Brazdeikis scored 13 of his 23 points in the second half and Jordan Poole made two big plays in the last 2 1/2 minutes to help No. 5 Michigan hold off Northwestern for a 62-60 victory Tuesday night. Poole finished with 15 points as the Wolverines (9-0, 2-0 Big Ten) added to their best...

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  • Caleb Martin powers No. 6 Nevada to another 8-0 start

    Nevada's bus pulled into Loyola of Chicago's arena and the Wolf Pack made their way to the locker room. Even behind closed doors, one of college basketball's most derisive chants rang in their ears: "Over-rated!" Of course the Ramblers' fans laid it on thick last week. Nevada nearly...

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  • TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Furman plays for 1st time with ranking

    Furman coach Bob Richey wants his players to savor the program's first appearance in the AP Top 25 poll, yet also remember how much work it took to get there. He's hoping that approach will keep the 25th-ranked Paladins building toward something bigger, starting with Tuesday night's...

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  • AP Top 25 men's basketball rankings: Michigan moves up to 5th

    Michigan moves up in the AP rankings after a scorching 8-0 start to the regular season.

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