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NCAAB: No. 21 Texas, searching for answers, meets Kansas State

No. 21 Texas should expect a different challenge than it faced three weeks ago when the suddenly erratic Longhorns play host to surging Kansas State on Tuesday in a Big 12 Conference meeting at Austin, Texas. Kansas State will have the majority of its players available, unlike the first game against Texas this season. In […]

  • NCAAB: No. 15 Iowa State, No. 19 Texas Tech ready for rematch

    Life in the Big 12 Conference means the windshield always has to be bigger than the rearview mirror, whether a team is coming off a big win or a disappointing loss. Two teams will put that theory to the test Tuesday in another matchup between ranked Big 12 teams when 15th-ranked Iowa State and No. […]

  • NCAAB: No. 11 Houston tries to piece it together vs. USF

    No. 11 Houston finally had a moment to breathe in the days leading into their conference road tilt at Tulsa on Saturday, which was a welcome break after three games in seven days without guards Marcus Sasser and Tramon Mark. Then, less than five minutes following the tipoff against the Golden Hurricane, the Cougars lost […]

  • NCAAB: Confident Northwestern now takes aim at No. 13 Wisconsin

    Northwestern coach Chris Collins felt his Wildcats “were on the doorstep” throughout a four-game conference losing streak. Perhaps there was something to that premonition as Northwestern scored a 64-62 road upset of No. 10 Michigan State on Saturday. “I’m just really proud of my team,” Collins said. “We knew we were going to have to […]

  • NCAAB: Resurgent F David McCormack leads No. 9 Kansas against Oklahoma

    Kansas’ David McCormack was not happy coming off the bench to start Big 12 play. Heading into Tuesday’s meeting between the No. 9 Jayhawks and Oklahoma at Norman, Okla., McCormack said his three-game stint with the reserve unit has given him motivation. “You always want to hear your name in the starting lineup,” McCormack said. […]

  • NCAAB: No. 8 Duke hopes bigs continue strong play vs. Florida State

    Duke has discovered the joys of scoring close to the basket and it has proven quite beneficial the past couple of games. Maintaining that production in the lane will come with a different challenge Tuesday night when the No. 8 Blue Devils visit Florida State for an Atlantic Coast Conference game at Tallahassee, Fla. The […]

  • NCAAB: No. 1 Baylor looks to get back on track at West Virginia

    No. 1 Baylor will try to get back to winning when it squares off against West Virginia on Tuesday in a Big 12 Conference game in Morgantown, W.Va. The Bears (15-2, 3-2) almost certainly will relinquish the top spot in the AP rankings after losing twice at home last week — first to then-No. 19 […]

  • NCAAB: Julian Champagnie leads St. John’s to rout of Georgetown

    Julian Champagnie scored 25 points and Posh Alexander and Dylan Addae-Wusu each added 17 points and seven assists as St. John’s routed Georgetown 88-69 in a Big East game Sunday in New York City. The Red Storm limited the Hoyas to five points in the final 7:53. Alexander also had six steals. Montez Mathis scored […]

  • NBA: Jazz, Lakers hungry for a win amid recent slides

    Two teams intent on finding a better path to success will meet Monday when the Utah Jazz travel to face the Los Angeles Lakers. The Jazz are playing on the second night of a back-to-back after ending a four-game losing streak with a 125-102 road victory over the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Lakers have […]

  • NBA: NBA roundup: Full-strength Jazz take down Nuggets

    Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points, Rudy Gobert returned to action with 18 points and 19 rebounds, and the visiting Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 125-102 on Sunday night. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points for Utah, while Jordan Clarkson had 16, Royce O’Neale finished with 11 and Eric Paschall scored 10. Gobert missed the last […]

  • NBA: Karl-Anthony Towns, Timberwolves rout slumping Warriors

    Karl-Anthony Towns put up a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double, and the host Minnesota Timberwolves took advantage of the absence of Golden State Warriors stars Stephen Curry and Draymond Green to post a 119-99 victory Sunday night in Minneapolis. Jaylen Nowell (17 points) and Malik Beasley (16) combined for eight 3-pointers off the bench, helping the Timberwolves […]

  • NBA: Donovan Mitchell, Jazz blast Nuggets in Rudy Gobert’s return

    Donovan Mitchell scored 31 points, Rudy Gobert returned to action with 18 points and 19 rebounds, and the visiting Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets 125-102 on Sunday night. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 21 points, Jordan Clarkson had 16, Royce O’Neale finished with 11 and Eric Paschall scored 10 for Utah. Gobert missed the last five […]

  • NBA: Suns put road winning streak on line vs. Spurs

    The Phoenix Suns will look for their fourth straight win to start their five-game trip when they visit the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night. The game is the second of a road back-to-back for the Suns, who rolled to a 135-108 win in Detroit on Sunday afternoon. Phoenix won for the sixth time in […]

  • NBA: Christian Wood hits 20th double-double as Rockets top Kings

    Christian Wood posted his 20th double-double of the season and Eric Gordon converted a teammate’s timely offensive rebound into a basket in the waning moments as the Houston Rockets beat the host Sacramento Kings 118-112 on Sunday night. Wood had 23 points and 14 rebounds while Kevin Porter Jr. added 23 points and seven assists […]

  • NBA: Riding strong defense, Mavs look to defeat Thunder again

    Heading into Monday night’s home matchup with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd is thrilled about his team’s recent defensive performance. Since Dec. 29, the Mavericks have the NBA’s top defensive rating, allowing just 98.3 points per 100 possessions. The margin between Dallas and No. 2 Philadelphia is greater than the margin […]

  • NCAAB: Nebraska searches for Big Ten answers as Indiana visits

    It’s been a tough start to conference play for a Nebraska team that has played close in some league games but has been unable to stay competitive in others. The Cornhuskers (6-12, 0-7 Big Ten) will look to break a five-game losing streak on Monday when they host Indiana (12-4, 3-3). Nebraska is coming off […]

  • NCAAB: Keegan Murray leads Iowa past slumping Minnesota

    Keegan Murray had a double-double with 25 points and 10 rebounds and Filip Rebraca also added one with 12 points and 12 rebounds, as Iowa held on for an 81-71 victory over host Minnesota in a Big Ten game on Sunday in Minneapolis. Murray, who entered the game tied for the Division I lead in […]

  • NCAAB: A losing streak will end when Utah visits ASU

    Either Utah or Arizona State will break back into the win column Monday afternoon when they meet in a Pac-12 game in Tempe, Ariz. The Utes (8-9, 1-6 Pac-12) have lost five consecutive games with their last win Dec. 21 at home against Fresno State. The Sun Devils (5-9, 1-3) have a three-game losing streak […]

  • NCAAB: Notre Dame visits Howard for historic MLK Day game

    Notre Dame coach Mike Brey and Howard coach Kenny Blakeney hold deep connections, having both played for legendary DeMatha Catholic High School coach Morgan Wooten and spent time together at Duke and Delaware. On Monday, those connections will grow even deeper on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as Bray leads the Fighting Irish (10-6) against […]

  • NCAAB: E.J. Liddell leads No. 16 Ohio State over Penn State

    E.J. Liddell tallied 19 and eight rebounds and No. 16 Ohio State held off Penn State 61-56 on Sunday afternoon in a Big Ten Conference contest in Columbus, Ohio. The Buckeyes (11-4, 5-2 Big Ten) also got 10 points from Zed Key as they improved to 8-0 at home. Sam Sessoms led Penn State (8-7, […]

  • NCAAB: Collin Gillespie fuels No. 14 Villanova in rout of Butler

    Collin Gillespie scored 17 points and Justin Moore added 15 to pace No. 14 Villanova to an 82-42 rout of Butler on Sunday in Philadelphia. Jermaine Samuels and Eric Dixon contributed 14 points apiece for the Wildcats (13-4, 6-1 Big East), who won their sixth straight game. Villanova made 12 of 19 attempts from 3-point […]

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