Maryland beats Northwestern 71-64 to stop road skid

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Kevin Huerter scored 18 points and Maryland beat Northwestern 71-64 to snap a seven-game road losing streak on Monday night. With Huerter leading the way, the Terrapins (19-11, 8-9 Big Ten) won on the road for the first time since Dec. 3 and handed Northwestern (15-14, 6-10) another difficult loss. After Read more

Stanford holds off late surge to beat California 77-73

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Daejon Davis scored 22 points before fouling out, Dorian Pickens made two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Stanford overcame an erratic second half to beat California 77-73 on Sunday. The Cardinal (14-13, 8-6 Pac-12) led by eight late in the second half before California rallied to make it 67-all Read more

Wade leads Kansas State to 78-66 win over Iowa State

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Dean Wade nearly grabbed a triple-double in Kansas State's 78-66 victory over Iowa State on Saturday. Wade shot 9 of 13 for 22 points while also grabbing eight rebounds and collecting nine assists. After a deadlocked 33-33 halftime score, the Wildcats (19-8, 8-6 Big 12 Conference) exploded for 45 second-half points Read more

Underclassmen help Louisville string together wins

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's title prospects appeared shaky 11 days ago following a third consecutive loss and a left ankle injury that sidelined leading scorer Deng Adel. But the Cardinals (18-8, 8-5 Atlantic Coast Conference) are back in the race with consecutive blowouts of Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh after some lineup changes and impressive Read more

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

OLEAN, N.Y. (AP) — Standing alone with the ball under the basket, St. Bonaventure forward LaDarien Griffin had only one thought come to mind. ''Don't miss,'' Griffin said of his dunk with 21.5 seconds remaining that provided the go-ahead points in the Bonnies 77-74 win over Rhode Island, and snapped the 16th-ranked Rams' 16-game winning Read more

Cartwright's 17 helps Providence stun No. 3 Villanova 76-71

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Providence will need to play its best basketball of the season down the stretch if it 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 third-ranked Villanova Read more

Xavier hosts Villanova in top-5 matchup on Saturday

Villanova and Xavier were among the four teams to earn No. 1 seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings before Selection Sunday. One will get knocked off its perch this weekend. One of the biggest games of the Big East season – maybe of the college basketball season – will played in Cincinnati on Saturday, when Read more

Hot-shooting 1st half helps No. 20 Michigan beat Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Moe Wagner scored 20 points, went 8 of 14 from the field and added 11 rebounds, and No. 20 Michigan rode a hot-shooting first half for an 83-72 win over Wisconsin on Sunday. Duncan Robinson scored 16 points for the Wolverines (20-7, 9-5), who won for the first time on the Read more

Arizona State beats UCLA 88-79 for rare Pac-12 sweep

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Shannon Evans II scored 23 points, Tra Holder added 22 and Arizona State beat UCLA 88-79 on Saturday night for its first Pac-12 weekend sweep in three seasons under coach Bobby Hurley. Arizona State (19-6, 7-6 Pac-12) knocked off Southern California to start the week and revved up its big-run game Read more

Oklahoma State tops struggling No. 19 West Virginia 88-85

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Kendall Smith and Cameron McGriff each scored 20 points and Oklahoma State beat another ranked team on the road, topping No. 19 West Virginia 88-85 Saturday. The Cowboys (15-10, 5-7 Big 12), who won at then-No. 7 Kansas last weekend, trailed by eight points with 13 1/2 minutes left. Jevon Carter Read more

UCLA strengthens NCAA bid with win over No. 13 Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — UCLA had a difficult start to the season when three players were arrested in China on shoplifting charges. The Bruins had a rough stretch early in the Pac-12 schedule while laboring through a series of injuries. They seem to be turning a corner at just the right time. UCLA played one Read more

Rhode Island beats Davidson 72-59 for 15th straight win

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) — Cyril Langevine came off the bench with Rhode Island leading by five points, and soon the advantage was down to one. All he did over the next nine minutes was score 10 points and grab four rebounds while helping the 18th-ranked Rams open a 16-point lead. ''We're not a team, we're Read more

Indiana blows out Minnesota 80-56 for 2nd straight win

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Hoosiers showed everyone Friday night fundamental basketball still wins. Crisp passes still lead to easy baskets. Strong defense only makes everything simpler for everyone. In this one, they got both. Devonte Green and Juwan Morgan each scored 19 points and each finished with career-highs in assists as the Hoosiers Read more

Mooring scores career-high 31, UNLV tops No. 23 Nevada 86-78

RENO, Nev. (AP) — UNLV coach Marvin Menzies was proud of his team's ability to withstand Nevada's runs in front of a packed house. Jovan Mooring scored a career-high 31 points with six 3-pointers, Shakur Juiston had 19 points and 12 rebounds and UNLV beat No. 23 Nevada 86-78 on Wednesday night in a Governor's Read more

Vanderbilt hits 11 3-pointers in win over Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Riley LaChance and Saben Lee both scored 19 points and Vanderbilt made 11 shots from 3-point range in an 81-66 win over struggling Georgia on Wednesday night. It was a badly needed win for the last-place Commodores (9-15, 3-8 SEC), who lost seven of their previous nine. Payton Willis scored 13 Read more

UConn AD says Ollie will be evaluated after the season

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut Athletic Director David Benedict said Tuesday that the school will fight to protect its men's basketball program, which is the subject of an NCAA investigation and that he will evaluate the future of head coach Kevin Ollie after the season. Benedict, who met with reporters Tuesday afternoon for Read more

West Virginia survives Young's 32 points to beat Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Finally, West Virginia looked like a Bob Huggins-coached team. Lamont West scored 17 points, and the 19th-ranked Mountaineers survived a 32-point night from Oklahoma's Trae Young to escape with a 75-73 win over the 17th-ranked Sooners on Monday night. The Mountaineers had lost five of seven, but they found their groove Read more

Buzzer beater: Washington upsets No. 9 Arizona 78-75

SEATTLE (AP) — As the pile of celebrating bodies grew, Washington's Dominic Green started to get uneasy. He'd never been in the situation of celebrating a game-winning basket like this, let alone where he was the one hitting the shot. ''I was really nervous,'' Green said. ''Just because something like that had never happened, so Read more

Hachimura leads No. 14 Gonzaga over BYU 68-60

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rui Hachimura scored 15 points, Josh Perkins added 14 and No. 14 Gonzaga edged BYU 68-60 on Saturday night for its fifth win in a row. Johnathan Williams had 13 points and nine rebounds for Gonzaga (21-4, 11-1 West Coast), which had lost to BYU at home each of the previous Read more

Matthews, Terrell lead No. 22 URI past VCU, 81-68

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has come to VCU in the past with a young team and seen it get drummed. He was happy to return the favor when he returned with the senior-laden and 22nd-ranked Rams on Friday night. E.C. Matthews scored 18 points, Jared Terrell had 16 and URI Read more