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Top 25 roundup: Iowa State deals No. 8 Texas Tech 1st Big 12 loss, 68-64

Marial Shayok scored 20 points, Michael Jacobson had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Iowa State beat No. 8 Texas Tech 68-64 on Wednesday night to hand the Red Raiders …


Women’s Top 25 roundup: Jessica Shepard, big run lift No. 1 Notre Dame past Virginia Tech

Jessica Shepard had 20 points and 11 rebounds and No. 1 Notre Dame took command with a 24-1 run in the second quarter to beat Virginia Tech 80-51 on Wednesday …


Top 25 roundup: De’Andre Hunter, Ty Jerome lead No. 4 Virginia in rout of Hokies, 81-59

De’Andre Hunter scored 21 points and Ty Jerome had 14 and a career-high 12 assists as No. 4 Virginia started fast and routed No. 9 Virginia Tech 81-59 on Tuesday …


Georgia’s Joni Taylor keeps coaching, running through pregnancy

Georgia coach Joni Taylor is due to give birth next month. That hasn’t slowed her down as she continues to vigorously roam the sidelines with her Lady Bulldogs and run …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 14, 2019, 8:44 p.m.

How we voted: Sturdy defense propelling Virginia once again – possibly to nation’s top ranking next week

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


Top 25 Capsules: Cam Reddish hits 3 to lift No. 1 Duke over Florida State 80-78

Cam Reddish hit a 3-pointer with 0.8 seconds left to lead No. 1 Duke past No. 13 Florida State 80-78 on Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 8 p.m.

Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Baylor routs TCU

Juicy Landrum scored a career-high 23 points, Kalani Brown had 16 points and four blocks and the No. 4 Baylor women went on a huge first-half run before coasting to …


Women’s Top 25 roundup: Satou Sabally scores 26 points, leads No. 5 Oregon past USC 93-53

Satou Sabally scored 26 points and No. 5 Oregon won its second straight Pac-12 game by 40 points, routing USC 93-53 on Friday night.


No. 2 Michigan beats Illinois 79-69, improves to 16-0

Zavier Simpson scored 16 points, Ignas Brazdeikis had 15 and No. 2 Michigan beat Illinois 79-69 on Thursday night, improving to 16-0.


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Arike Ogunbowale, No. 1 Irish beat No. 2 Louisville, 82-68

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and No. 1 Notre Dame overcame 18 turnovers to beat No. 2 Louisville 82-68 on Thursday night.


Top 25 roundup: Markus Howard’s record-breaking night leads No. 21 Marquette

Markus Howard scored 14 of his career-high 53 points in overtime after Sam Hauser’s deep 3-pointer at the end of regulation tied the game, and No. 21 Marquette beat Creighton …


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 3 UConn returns home and routs Cincinnati 82-38

Katie Lou Samuelson scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as No. 3 UConn routed Cincinnati 82-38 on Wednesday night to remain unbeaten in league play since the formation of …


Top 25 roundup: Zion Williamson lifts No. 1 Duke to rout of Wake Forest

Freshman sensation Zion Williamson scored a season-high 30 points with 10 rebounds, and No. 1 Duke won its first road game of the season by beating Wake Forest 87-65 on …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 7, 2019, 9:57 p.m.

How we voted: List of unbeatens down to three teams after Nevada’s shocking loss at New Mexico

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


No. 6 Nevada unbeaten no more with loss at New Mexico

The number of unbeaten teams in college basketball is down to three: Michigan, Virginia and Houston


NBA Capsules: Kawhi Leonard, Pascal Siakam lead Raptors past Bucks, 123-116

Kawhi Leonard and Pascal Siakam each scored 30 points, with Siakam setting a career high, and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks 123-116 on Saturday night in a matchup …


Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Maryland edges Ohio State

Kaila Charles scored 24 points, Stephanie Jones added 16 and No. 4 Maryland slipped past Ohio State 75-69 Saturday in a rematch of the 2018 Big Ten title game.


Top 25 Capsules: Zion Williamson leads No. 1 Duke past Clemson, 87-68

Freshman Zion Williamson had 25 points, 10 rebounds and a spectacular 360-degree dunk, and No. 1 Duke beat Clemson 87-68 on Saturday night in its Atlantic Coast Conference opener.


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 5 Oregon women beat Washington in Pac-12 opener

Erin Boley scored a career-high 28 points and Sabrina Ionescu had 20 points and 10 assists to help No. 5 Oregon outlast Washington 84-71 on Friday night.


Top 25 Capsule: No. 20 Buffalo rolls in MAC opener, 74-58 over EMU

Montell McRae scored a career-high 18 points and Nick Perkins added 15 to lift No. 20 Buffalo to an easy win in its Mid-American Conference opener, 74-58 over Eastern Michigan …


Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Michigan returns to Big 10 play to beat Penn State

Iggy Brazdeikis had 16 points and 11 rebounds and No. 2 Michigan returned to Big Ten play with a 68-55 victory over Penn State on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 5:34 p.m.

Pac-12 basketball might be headed for an all-time low in NCAA tournament bids

Those wanting a good West Coast hoops fix the past two months have turned to Gonzaga and Nevada. The Zags won the Maui Invitational. Nevada ran the table in nonconference …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 9:25 p.m.

Ex-USC basketball assistant Tony Bland pleads guilty in corruption case

Former University of Southern California assistant basketball coach Tony Bland has pleaded guilty in a criminal case in which prosecutors said bribes were paid to steer top athletes to certain …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

How we voted: Pac-12’s hoops slide continues as conference goes unrepresented in AP poll for first time since 2011-12

The Spokesman-Review’s Theo Lawson is one of 65 national media members voting in the Associated Press Top 25 basketball poll this season. Every week throughout the 2018-19 campaign, he’ll break …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 10:11 a.m.

Steve Alford fired as UCLA basketball coach after six seasons

Steve Alford has been fired as UCLA basketball coach after six seasons, with the Bruins mired in a four-game skid that included losses at home to Belmont and Liberty.


Hristova scores career-high 38 as WSU beats Huskies in Pac-12 opener

Borislava Hristova scored 12 of her career-high 38 points in the final quarter and pulled down a game-saving rebound of a potential tying shot at the buzzer and Washington State …


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: No. 4 Maryland tops Penn State 77-61 in Big Ten opener

Kaila Charles scored 16 of her 23 points in the second half and No. 4 Maryland beat Penn State 77-61 on Friday night in the Big Ten opener for both …


Top 25 Capsules: Ahmed Hill, No. 10 Virginia Tech blow out Md.-Eastern Shore

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Ahmed Hill scored 20 points and No. 10 Virginia Tech shot nearly 66 percent as it drubbed Maryland-Eastern Shore 85-40 on Friday night, the Hokies’ sixth consecutive …


Hawaii Pacific, TCU call off game after player’s death

A matchup between Hawaii Pacific and TCU has been canceled following the death of a Hawaii Pacific player who collapsed during a game.


UConn asks court to dismiss complaint by ex-coach Kevin Ollie

The University of Connecticut asked a judge Friday to dismiss a complaint filed by former basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who contends his firing was in part racially motivated.