No. 10 Tennessee and Vanderbilt renew their in-state rivalry, a few days delayed, when they meet Saturday night in Knoxville.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 10:26 am
The 16th-ranked Louisville Cardinals, off to their first 4-0 league start since 2008-09, will visit the Miami Hurricanes in an Atlantic Coast Conference battle Saturday night. Louisville, which has won five straight games for a 9-1 overall mark, is led by Carlik Jones. The senior guard scored a season-high 23 points on Wednesday as the Cardinals defeated Wake Forest 77-65.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 10:23 am
A busy schedule that features games every Wednesday and Saturday for the next 3 1/2 weeks awaits No. 8 Creighton. A seven-day respite before the Bluejays' Saturday visit to Butler offered a welcome respite. "This week couldn't have come at a better time," Creighton coach Greg McDermott said.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 10:13 am
A look at the first full weekend around the Southeastern Conference:
Posted: January 15, 2021, 9:01 am
A look at the upcoming week around the Atlantic Coast Conference:
Posted: January 15, 2021, 9:00 am
MORAGA, Calif. (AP) -- Alex Barcello scored 14 points and BYU held Saint Mary's scoreless for almost 10 minutes down the stretch in the second half to win 62-52 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 6:49 am
It's been a rough season for the Washington basketball team and USC made easy work of the Huskies on Thursday night, so it's hard to say any one or two shots were specifically important in a 95-68 win. Tahj Eaddy knocked down his first two 3-pointers of the night as part of a 10-2 start to the game for USC, and after making just 6 of 43 3s over the last two games the Trojans connected on 7 of 19 from long-range in this one. "It's nice to see those balls go in because it's a big part of our team," coach Andy Enfield said.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 6:25 am
Freshman Bennedict Mathurin scored 31 points, sophomore Jordan Brown added 25, both career bests, and Arizona scored the first 15 points of the game to cruise to a 98-64 win over Oregon State on Thursday night. Both players were 10 of 12 from the field, with Mathurin going 6 of 7 from 3-point range. Azuolas Tubelis, a freshman who had 31 points a week ago, added 15 for the Wildcats (10-3, 4-3 Pac-12 Conference), who dropped two home games last weekend.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 6:15 am
Isaiah Mobley scored 18 points, Evan Mobley added 17 points and USC routed Washington 95-68 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:31 am
Pac-12 Networks' Don MacLean and J.B. Long catch up with USC men's basketball's Isaiah Mobley after the Trojans' 95-68 win over Washington on Tuesday night. Mobley scored a career-high 18 points in the win and was one of five different Trojans to score double-digit points in the victory.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:23 am
PHOENIX (AP) -- David Roddy scored 17 points with 14 rebounds to lead Colorado State to a 90-57 win over San Jose State in an Arizona sports and fitness center on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:22 am
A prize Kansas routinely claims is potentially slipping from the Jayhawks' grasp at a relatively early stage of the Big 12 schedule. After capturing 15 conference championships in the last 16 seasons, the No. 6 Jayhawks (10-3, 4-2 Big 12) trail two Big 12 rivals rated even higher, No. 2 Baylor (4-0 in the league) and No. 4 Texas (4-1). Kansas, coming off a Tuesday loss at Oklahoma State that snapped its record-tying string of 11 consecutive Big 12 road wins, returns home Saturday to face Iowa State (2-7, 0-5).
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:18 am
Isaiah Mobley scored a career-high 18 points, Evan Mobley added 17 points and Southern California routed Washington 95-68 on Thursday night. The Trojans (10-2, 4-1 Pac-12) won their fifth in a row overall, and their fourth straight league game for the first time since 2018. The Huskies (1-10, 0-6) were led by Erik Stevenson with 16 points.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:18 am
Top-ranked Gonzaga has been jumping on opponents early this season, leading by an average of more than 20 points at halftime in home games. Corey Kispert had 23 points and eight rebounds as undefeated Gonzaga stormed back in the second half to beat Pepperdine 95-70 on Thursday for its 17th consecutive victory over the last two seasons. ''We're not just going to blow everybody out in the first half,'' Gonzaga coach Mark Few said.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:13 am
Recap: USC men's basketball explodes for season-high 95 points in fifth straight win, a 95-68 triumph over Washington
Pac-12 Networks Don MacLean and J.B. Long recap USC men's basketball's 95-68 triumph over visiting Washington on Thursday night. USC's 95 points tied its season-high which it set back in November against California Baptist. The victory was also the fifth straight for the red hot Trojans. Five different Trojans scored double-digits in the win, led by freshmen sensation Evan Mobley who scored 17 points in just 27 minutes. On the other side, Erik Stevenson led the Huskies with 16 points and added four rebounds.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 5:03 am
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Darian Adams tied his career high with 21 points and Brandon Huffman scored the game-winner with five seconds to go as Jacksonville State edged Tennessee State 65-64 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:55 am
MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) -- Matt Johnson II had 18 points as Northern Colorado easily defeated Idaho 74-54 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:46 am
CHENEY, Wash. (AP) -- Tanner Groves had 25 points as Eastern Washington beat Southern Utah 75-63 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:41 am
LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Neemias Queta tallied 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead Utah State to a 57-45 win over San Diego State on Thursday night, the Aggies' ninth consecutive victory.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:31 am
CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) -- Johni Broome had 20 points as Morehead State easily beat Eastern Illinois 87-61 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:29 am
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- Jamaree Bouyea had a career-high 28 points as San Francisco beat Portland 79-63 on Thursday.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:25 am
ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) -- Micheal Anumba had 14 points as Winthrop extended its season-opening winning streak to 12 games, defeating Longwood 72-61 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:21 am
YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) -- Ty Groce had 19 points and 10 rebounds as Eastern Michigan beat Calvin College 67-56 on Thursday night. Miles Gibson added 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Eagles.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:21 am
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- Mike Hood had 19 points off the bench to lead Montana State to a 71-64 win over Portland State on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:19 am
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Cantavio Dutreil had 15 points and 19 rebounds to carry Sacred Heart to a 65-48 win over Central Connecticut on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:17 am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ty Flowers tied his career high with 27 points and had eight rebounds and five steals as Long Island-Brooklyn got past Wagner 77-66 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:16 am
LORETTO, Pa. (AP) -- Ronell Giles Jr. scored a career-high 21 points as Saint Francis (Pa.) defeated Bryant 89-82 on Thursday night, its first Northeast Conference win of the season.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 4:11 am
HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) -- Isaiah Miller registered 18 points and eight rebounds as UNC Greensboro defeated Samford 87-63 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:55 am
BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) -- Cedric Henderson Jr. had 12 points, seven rebounds and four blocks and scored the final basket on a jumper with 24 seconds left as Campbell narrowly beat Presbyterian 48-46 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:53 am
Charli Collier had 28 points and 14 rebounds and No. 21 Texas bounced back from its worst Big 12 loss since 2012-13 to beat Kansas 79-72 on Thursday night. In a 92-58 loss to West Virginia on Saturday, Collier picked up three fouls in the first quarter and finished with just five points on two shot attempts and a free throw. Celeste Taylor added 23 points for the Longhorns (9-2, 3-1 Big 12) and tied a career high with four 3-pointers, all in the first half.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:29 am
The Twitter account for Clemson men's basketball had a simple message Wednesday after the team's first practice in almost a week. Clemson (9-1, 3-1 ACC) has taken care of business, aside from a 66-60 loss at Virginia Tech, presently ranked 20th, in its league opener on Dec. 15. The Tigers have won four straight, including a 74-70 overtime decision against North Carolina State in their last game on Jan. 5.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:21 am
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Michael Steadman tallied 13 points and 11 rebounds to carry Montana to a 67-56 win over Northern Arizona on Thursday.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:16 am
MIAMI (AP) -- Jailyn Ingram had 24 points and Florida Atlantic held off Florida International for an 81-79 win on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:07 am
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Trevion Williams scored 22 points and pulled down 10 rebounds, Eric Hunter Jr. knocked down timely 3-pointers and Purdue defeated Indiana 81-69 Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:05 am
Fourth-ranked Texas will try to get back on the winning track when it hosts COVID-depleted and reeling Kansas State on Saturday in a Big 12 clash in Austin, Texas. The Longhorns (10-2, 4-1 Big 12) look to rebound after a 79-77 loss at home Wednesday to No. 15 Texas Tech on a bucket by the Red Raiders' Mac McClung in the final seconds. Kansas State (5-8, 1-4) heads to Austin after it was forced to postpone its Wednesday game at home against Iowa State because of the Wildcats' inability to meet required COVID-19 player thresholds.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 3:01 am
The No. 17 Missouri Tigers return from their COVID-19 shutdown to face host Texas A&M in a Southeastern Conference game on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The Tigers (7-2 overall, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) haven't played since they fell at Mississippi State 78-63 on Jan. 5. "Guys seem to be in good shape considering," Missouri coach Cuonzo Martin said Thursday.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:48 am
EMMITSBURG, Md. (AP) -- Damian Chong Qui had 19 points as Mount St. Mary's romped past Merrimack 77-57 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:37 am
COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Grayson Murphy had 14 points and seven steals and Belmont extended its win streak to 10 games, romping past Tennessee Tech 88-67 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:33 am
These results will never get old for Purdue, but they have become quite common. For the eighth consecutive time Thursday night, the Boilermakers beat their chief rival, this time by a decisive 81-69 margin in IU's Assembly Hall. Carried early by torrid shooting — 7-of-9 from three-point range to start, 11-of-17 for the game — and buoyed throughout by the emergent Trevion Williams, the Boilermakers led practically from start to finish, weathering a few storms along the way but ultimately bringing another rivalry win home safely.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:29 am
Timmy Allen scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds and Utah ended a four-game losing streak with a 79-65 win over Stanford on Thursday. The Utes took the lead with a 14-2 run to end the first half and spent most of the second half with a double-figure lead, despite several challenges when the Cardinal got within nine, the last time with just under four minutes to go. Alfonso Plummer added 16 points for the Utes (5-5, 2-4 Pac-12), who had two games postponed since their last win in mid-December.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:19 am
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Davion Warren had a career-high 34 points as Hampton narrowly beat South Carolina Upstate 69-68 on Thursday night.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:16 am
In a league where the shelf life on celebrating success is briefer than ever, 15th-ranked Texas Tech had to kick into turn-the-page gear quickly Thursday after beating No. 4 Texas on Wednesday. While that might seem easier said than done after its first road victory against a top-five opponent in program history, the next test on the immediate horizon is forcing the Red Raiders to lock in. "Our guys are really happy, but this is an 80-minute week for us," Red Raiders coach Chris Beard said shortly after his team used Mac McClung's long-range jump shot in the closing seconds to top Texas 79-77.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 2:10 am
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky says former West Virginia forward Oscar Tshiebwe has transferred to the program and will be eligible after sitting out next season per NCAA transfer rules.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:49 am
Seventh-ranked Michigan turned its top-10 showdown this week into a statement game. The Wolverines will try to hammer home that point when they face another Top 25 opponent on Saturday when they face the No. 23 Minnesota Golden Gophers in Minneapolis. Fueled by a suffocating defense, the Wolverines routed No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54 on Tuesday to remain the Big Ten's only undefeated team.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:46 am
What wasn't on the stat sheet for No. 21 Ohio State in its 81-71 win over Northwestern on Wednesday leaves coach Chris Holtmann optimistic about the Buckeyes' chances when they play at No. 14 Illinois on Saturday at Champaign, Ill. Under those circumstances, leading scorer E.J. Liddell, who entered the game at 14.0 points per game, would have been expected to step up for the Buckeyes (10-3, 4-3 Big Ten). Instead, junior forward Justice Sueing made his first career start at point guard and had 13 points and seven rebounds, while junior guard Duane Washington Jr. led four Buckeyes in double figures with a career-high 23 points.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:31 am
STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- Jordan Bell recorded 17 points and 11 rebounds to carry Pacific to a 79-58 win over Santa Clara on Thursday.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:17 am
Johnny Juzang scored a career-high 17 points and UCLA rolled to a 91-61 victory over Washington State on Thursday, extending its overall winning streak to five and its home-court victory streak to 14. The Bruins (10-2, 6-0 Pac-12) remain the lone undefeated team in league play. Cody Riley had 12 points and six rebounds.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:10 am
The Atlantic 10 Conference is pulling its men's basketball championship out of Barclays Center in Brooklyn because of concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic. The new location of the championship, which will be played March 10-14, is under review and will be announced in the near future.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 1:05 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Damian Dunn had a career-high 20 points as Temple got past Central Florida 62-55 on Thursday.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 12:31 am
Final in Westwood#GoCougs pic.twitter.com/CknoYcgSmY— WSU Men's Basketball (@WSUCougarMBB) January 14, 2021 Johnny Juzang scored a career-high 17 points and UCLA rolled to a 91-61 victory over Washington State on Thursday, extending its overall winning streak to five and its home-court victory streak to 14.
Posted: January 15, 2021, 12:26 am
In Juwan Howard's second season as coach, the Wolverines are 11-0 and running roughshod over ranked competition. Coming next year: the nation's top recruiting class.
Posted: January 14, 2021, 3:32 am