BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Lewis Sullivan scored 18 points with 10 rebounds and Tavin Lovan threw down a powerful tomahawk dunk that gave UAB the lead for good, defeating UTEP 76-63 Thursday night. The freshman Lovan finished with 14 points — all after halftime— for UAB (11-7, 3-2 Conference USA), which won for the fourth straight time at home. Zack Bryant also scored 14 points and Tyreek Scott-Grayson added 10. Evan Gilyard scored 25 points, Nigel Hawkins added 17 with five 3-pointers for UTEP (6-10, 1-4). Efe Odigie pitched in 10 points and 10 rebounds, the freshman's seventh double-double. The Blazers trailed 32-29 at the break, but Sullivan hit a jump shot and Lovan a fastbreak layup for a 33-32
It started with point guard Jordan McLaughlin, USC's first signee who carried a UCLA offer. It followed to big men Bennie Boatwright, who was considered a strong Bruin lean, and Chimezie Metu, who blossomed late and received UCLA interest long after USC had embedded itself. The momentum has continued to this 2019 recruiting class, a consensus top-three group of five players that includes four blue-chip talents from across L.A. who luckily for USC did not have a preference for blue blood.
AMHERST — At this point, few people who have watched UMass play the last two weeks can't see the potential bursting at the seams. All four games the Minutemen have played against Atlantic 10 foes have been within a possession in the last five minutes of the game. Wednesday's loss to George Mason was the most lopsided deficit UMass has faced at the two-minute mark in conference play at seven points, and the Minutemen still fought back to make it a one-possession game with 57 seconds left. Yet UMass enters Saturday's 6:30 p.m. contest at VCU staring at an 0-4 conference mark and in danger of dropping its first five conference games for the first time in 15 years. Realistically though, that record
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State's struggles at the free throw line helped Oregon State mount a late comeback. But when the Sun Devils needed two foul shots the most, Rob Edwards delivered. Edwards' 13 points included two clutch free throws with 12.1 seconds to play, and Arizona State held on to hand Oregon State its first Pac-12 loss of the season, 70-67 on Thursday night. Edwards is statistically the top free throw shooter for Arizona State among regular players at 23 of 26 on the season. "I've got a lot of confidence in myself when I shoot from long range," Edwards said, "so when I'm at the free throw line, that's close range so I don't think about missing at all." The Sun Devils (12-5, 3-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Midway through the second half against Xavier, Villanova's Phil Booth launched a 3-pointer that bounced high off the rim before dropping through the net.
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From 'Hamiltion' to college hoops, expect an extremely eventful year with plenty of excitement. EAST LANSING -- If you want a ticket to the March 9 Michigan State-Michigan men's basketball game at Breslin Center for under $200, you might want to act fast. A single upper bowl ticket is already comparable in price to the cheapest tickets for NCAA Final Four events in recent years, said Brian Posey, an Okemos-based ticket broker. "It's been a long time since Michigan State has seen a game likes this," Posey said Friday. The good news: Posey doesn't expect the cheapest upper bowl tickets to increase much in price between now and tip-off. Brokers have found it difficult to buy more tickets because
This week's ACCtion has been pretty crazy. Duke lost at home as the No. 1 team to a team not named North Carolina for the first time ever. NC State lost at Wake Forest. Yes, that really happened. Somehow. Florida State lost at Pittsburgh while Duke was losing to Syracuse. If an FSU basketball team loses a bad road game in the forest, does it make a sound? I'm not sure if I did that right. Pitt isn't in a forest. FSU does have a Trent Forrest. North Carolina flirted with losing to Notre Dame, but remembered that their head coach ordered an ugly WIN and not an ugly LOSS and sent it back to the kitchen. Louisville, a game removed from blowing out North Carolina on the road, had their closest ACC
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Maryland's depth and shooting touch were too much for Ohio State. Anthony Cowan Jr. scored 20 points, and the 19th-ranked Terrapins won their seventh straight game, 75-61 over the skidding Buckeyes on Friday night. Bruno Fernando added 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting and had 15 rebounds for Maryland (16-3, 7-1 Big Ten), which shot 58.1 percent from the field. Aaron Wiggins and Darryl Morsell each scored 11, and Jalen Smith had 10. The Terrapins went 11 of 17 (64.7 percent) from 3-point range. "We had great depth tonight," Maryland coach Mark Turgeon said. "We really shared the ball." C.J. Jackson scored 15 points for the Buckeyes (12-5, 2-4), who lost their fourth straight.
Will Crumly and Mitchell Hollis combined for 46 points and the Covenant men's basketball team remained unbeaten in the USA South after a 94-89 victory over Greensboro on Friday evening inside Hanes Gymnasium. Covenant (10-6, 9-0 USA South) has won five straight games for a second time this season and continues a program-record start to league play at 9-0. It was the first win inside Hanes Gymansium in four tries for the Scots. The Scots built a 16-point lead in the first half, but Greensboro (2-15, 1-8 USA South) battled back in the second half. The teams traded leads over the final 10 minutes of action before Covenant took the lead for good on a pair of Tavian Roundtree free throws that made
Michigan coach talks about the keys to Saturday's 12 p.m. matchup against Wisconsin at the Kohl Center. Ann Arbor – The way Ignas Brazdeikis sees it, everybody else is just catching up. Asked Friday to pinpoint when exactly he felt Michigan had made its case for being the No. 1 team in the country, Brazdeikis, the Wolverines' brash-talking freshman forward, smiled and answered without hesitation. “As soon as I stepped in the gym,” he replied. He didn't mean that selfishly, of course. “Our team's No. 1, always -- that's just the kind of competitor I am,” he added. “But I felt like we were No. 1 right away, and now it's coming to realization.” It's coming up in conversation now, to be sure. And
Zach Norvell Jr. scored 17 points and No. 5 Gonzaga used a stout defense to beat Loyola Marymount 73-55 on Thursday night, the eighth consecutive win for the Bulldogs since a pair of losses knocked them out of the top spot in The AP Top 25.
Steve Prohm says Lindell Wigginton will return to the starting lineup sometime AMES, Ia. – Iowa State's basketball starting lineup will change soon, but for Saturday's 5 p.m. game against Oklahoma State at Hilton Coliseum? Stay tuned. Coach Steve Prohm Friday sort of answered the question everyone's been asking for a couple weeks — the one about when now-healthy Lindell Wigginton will start again. Yes, he said — but that's where he left it. “We've talked. That'll happen at some point,” Prohm said before practice. “I thought at Texas Tech, he played well.” Wigginton played 30 minutes during last Wednesday's 68-64 victory at the ninth-ranked Red Raiders. He's been entering the game with around
LANSING, Mich. — LCC Men's Basketball Coach, Mike Ingram will be coaching what could become his 600th career win 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Gannon Gym on the Downtown Campus of Lansing Community College. Coach Ingram and the Stars will take on the Vikings of Glen Oaks Community College. Ingram served as LCC's assistant coach in 1988 when the Men's team won the NJCAA National Championship, then taking over as head coach in the 1990-91 season and has coached his teams to 4th place, 5th place, 6th place, and 8th place National NJCAA tournament finishes, while leading his teams to 19 MCCAA Western Conference Championships. Ingram was named Region XII Coach of the Year in 1990-91 and 2005-06,