In addition to toppling a marquee opponent and preserving its undefeated record, Gonzaga achieved something far more satisfying Saturday evening. Przemek Karnowski scored 18 points and Josh Perkins had 16 as Gonzaga hung on for a 69-62 victory over a 16th-ranked Arizona team decimated by injuries and
Saturday afternoon’s showdown between UCLA and Kentucky featured all the ingredients of an early-season classic, and the game itself did not disappoint. Overcoming an unsteady, turnover-plagued start and a mistake-prone, needlessly anxious finish, 11th-ranked UCLA stunned No. 1 Kentucky, 97-92, in Lexington
Virginia Tech is off to an impressive 6-1 start in Buzz Williams’ third season. ANAHEIM, Calif. — As referees struggled to coax a pair of young ball boys into mopping up a wet spot underneath the basket last Sunday afternoon, Virginia Tech coach Buzz Williams began to grow impatient. Seconds later,
No longer does Ohio State coach Thad Matta have only one career loss when his team leads by 15 or more points. Senior point guard London Perrantes was the catalyst for the Cavaliers’ comeback. The heroics of Perrantes doomed Ohio State to its first loss and kept Virginia unbeaten.
Duke’s Frank Jackson defends Michigan State’s Miles Bridges. Take three projected lottery picks off preseason No. 1 Duke, and what do you get? With McDonald’s All-Americans Harry Giles, Jayson Tatum and Marques Bolden all sidelined by injuries, Duke has still reeled off seven victories in its first
The ACC and Big Ten are tied one apiece in their annual challenge after Florida State and Northwestern picked up victories on Monday night. MICHIGAN STATE (4-3) AT DUKE (6-1) (9:30 p.m. EST): The unnecessarily brutal November slate Tom Izzo assembled for his team became downright masochistic after a
On a night when Kentucky produced numerous YouTube-worthy highlights, one sequence still stood out among the rest. It was a ridiculous assist from Malik Monk midway through the second half of the Wildcats’ 115-69 rout of Arizona State in the Bahamas. Falling out of bounds in an effort to grab an errant
While Gonzaga, Saint Mary's and BYU have dominated the league, the other seven schools have cycled through an astonishing 22 coaches in the past decade.
The McDonald's All-American tallied 16 points and 10 assists in the title game of the Wooden Legacy tournament on Sunday night.
Snubbed on Selection Sunday despite 25 wins last March, South Carolina is determined not to leave any doubt about its NCAA tournament worthiness this season. The Gamecocks took a big step toward that goal this week with back-to-back victories over Top 25 opponents. South Carolina’s victories make it
One night after his star freshman’s father guaranteed a national championship during a mid-game TV interview, UCLA coach Steve Alford insisted he’s neither surprised nor upset. Alford said after Friday’s 82-71 victory over Nebraska that Lavar Ball’s high standards and loud-mouthed bravado have brought
The first time he watched incoming freshman Robert Williams this summer, Texas A&M guard Admon Gilder thought his eyes were deceiving him. Williams is a genetic marvel with the wingspan, timing, foot speed and quick-twitch leaping ability to intrigue NBA scouts and to impact a game at both ends of the
With its one-sided victory over Wisconsin on Wednesday night, North Carolina captured this year’s Maui Invitational. Below is a look at the best and worst from one of the holiday season’s most anticipated tournaments:
From burning couches in the streets at West Virginia, to rolling Toomer’s Corner at Auburn, to throwing tortillas in the air at UC Santa Barbara, college sports fans have some unusual ways of celebrating big victories. None of them are stranger than what one court-storming Fort Wayne student did after
It’s probably safe to assume Indiana coach Tom Crean won’t agree to schedule another road game at Fort Wayne anytime soon. Guards Bryson Scott and John Konchar scored a combined 33 points to help Fort Wayne control the game from start to finish en route to a 71-68 overtime victory. Indiana rallied
With a 70-66 comeback win over Northwestern on Tuesday evening, Notre Dame captured this year’s Legends Classic. Below is a look at the best and worst from the tournament:
It’s time to rethink the notion that the Big East’s top tier consists solely of Villanova and Xavier. Creighton has established itself as a legitimate threat to the Wildcats and Musketeers by exceeding expectations to start the season. The Bluejays have also beaten preseason top 15 Wisconsin, Pac-12
When Oregon regained All-American candidate Dillon Brooks in time for the Maui Invitational, many thought it would be a cure-all for some of problems that had plagued the Ducks during their first three games of the season. It’s clear Oregon isn’t as far along as it would like to be offensively after
Joe Dooley remains frustrated by a timing mistake Sunday night that doomed his team's upset bid in a 78-77 loss at Michigan State
Xavier celebrates its second holiday tournament title in Orlando in the past two years (AP). With a 67-59 victory over Northern Iowa on Sunday night, Xavier captured this year’s Tire Pros Invitational in Orlando. As the lone AP Top 25 team in the field in Orlando, Xavier expected to return home with
An apparent last-second clock error helped Michigan State avoid a huge upset Sunday night. The Spartans hung on for a 78-77 victory over Florida Gulf Coast after the Eagles were deprived of a fair chance to win the game on their final possession. When Christian Terrell threw a length-of-the-floor inbound
Dayton suffered two painful losses Saturday afternoon. Only hours after learning they’ll be without maybe their top big men for at least the next three months, the Flyers fell 61-57 at home against 17th-ranked Saint Mary’s after a furious last-ditch comeback fell just short. Dayton trailed by 14 points