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Stanford cruises past Washington State 75-57

By WILL FERGUSON | February 23, 2020

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Oscar da Silva scored 19 points and Daejon Davis added 17 to lead Stanford to a 75-57 victory over Washington State Sunday night, keeping the Cardinals' hopes of an at large big for the NCAA tournament alive.Stanford (18-9, 7-7...

No. 23 BYU upsets No. 2 Gonzaga 91-78

By JOHN COON | February 23, 2020

PROVO, Utah (AP) — BYU took the fight to Gonzaga and sent a message to everyone else about how dangerous it could be when March rolls around.The No. 23 Cougars imposed their will on offense and defense for the better part of 40 minutes for a 91-78 victory...

Martin, Verge score 17, Arizona State wins its 7th straight

By JACK MAGRUDER | February 23, 2020

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State completed a worst-to-first journey in 37 days, and it does not plan to stop now.“I think we are getting better as a team and we have not peaked yet,” Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley said after the Sun Devils survived...

Scott, Pierre-Louis help Temple beat UConn 93-89 in 2OT

By AARON BRACY | February 20, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — With its leading scorer’s shot not falling, Temple got needed offense from two other sources.Monty Scott scored 25 points and Nate Pierre-Louis added a career-high 23 points to help Temple to a 93-89 double-overtime win over UConn...

Allen scores 22, Georgetown beats No. 19 Butler on the road

By PHILLIP WILSON | February 15, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing harkened back to his college days to put into perspective the short-handed Hoyas’ inspired road win against No. 19 Butler on Saturday.“I remember when I was playing, coach (John) Thompson always...

Rutgers overcomes 18-point deficit, beats Northwestern in OT

By MATT SUGAM | February 9, 2020

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — The typically media-friendly and regular interview request Geo Baker skipped out on Rutgers’ post-game press conference. He had no reason to be salty following his best game of the season that has seen him struggle in Big Ten...

Powell leads No. 12 Seton Hall past No. 10 Villanova 70-64

By AARON BRACY | February 8, 2020

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Myles Powell took a seat on the bench with his fourth foul, put his cheerleader hat on and had full confidence in his Seton Hall teammates – and they showed why.Powell had 19 points, Sandro Mamukelashvili scored 12 of his 17 points...

No. 15 Kentucky finally wins at Tennessee with 77-64 triumph

By STEVE MEGARGEE | February 8, 2020

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Kentucky continued its recent surge by finally finding a way to beat Rick Barnes’ Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville.Immanuel Quickley scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half as No. 15 Kentucky beat Tennessee 77-64 on...

Baylor gets top seed in NCAA committee’s initial rankings

By JOHN MARSHALL | February 8, 2020

San Diego State has rolled through its schedule, charging into February as the only Division I team still undefeated.But if teams were selected for the NCAA Tournament today, the Aztecs would travel across the country to play in New York.The NCAA Division...

Paulicap has season-high 20 in Manhattan’s 77-59 victory

February 7, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Pauly Paulicap had a season-high 20 points as Manhattan beat Niagara 77-59 on Friday night.Paulicap hit 8 of 10 shots and grabbed eight rebounds.Warren Williams had 14 points and eight rebounds for Manhattan (10-10, 6-5 Metro Atlantic...

Doughty, No. 17 Auburn top No. 13 Kentucky 75-66

By JOHN ZENOR | February 1, 2020

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — The Auburn Tigers took advantage of their first chance to prove themselves against a ranked opponent.Samir Doughty scored 23 points while making 14 of 15 free throws and No. 17 Auburn finished strong in a 75-66 win over 13th-ranked...