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Brianna Shepard, Jessica Turner making No. 1 Notre Dame fast break go

When 6-foot-4 Jessica Shepard and 6-foot-3 Brianna Turner get their hands on a rebound, good things generally happen for No. 1 Notre Dame. The two forwards have 11 double-doubles between …


Ex-Arizona assistant coach pleads guilty to bribery charge

Former Arizona assistant coach Emanuel “Book” Richardson has pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in a federal prosecution that exposed corruption in college basketball recruiting. With Tuesday’s plea, Emanuel Richardson …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 21, 2019, 10:25 p.m.

How we voted: A chaotic week for the elite as top-10 teams win 11 times, lose seven more

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 …


Men’s Top 25 capsules: Boston College beats No. 11 Florida State 87-82

Ky Bowman scored 37 points and Jordan Chatman gave Boston College the lead for good by hitting three straight 3-pointers during a 21-4 run to start the second half, and …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: No. 1 Notre Dame handles Boston College 92-63

Arike Ogunbowale scored 24 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat Boston College 92-63 on Sunday in South Bend, Indiana, for its 11th straight win.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 20, 2019, 5:49 p.m.

WSU’s loss is Tara VanDerveer’s 900th win at Stanford in 33 seasons

Sure, Stanford celebrated Alanna Smith’s brilliance on the court Sunday in an 85-64 victory by the sixth-ranked Cardinal against Washington State that helped Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer reach …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Napheesa Collier scores 30, No. 2 UConn eases past Temple

Napheesa Collier had a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield set a career high with 26 points to lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over …


Men’s Top 25 capsules: RJ Barrett leads No. 1 Duke past No. 4 Virginia 72-70

RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night, handing the Cavaliers their first loss of the season.


Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Oregon outlasts No. 19 Arizona State 77-71

Sabrina Ionescu scored 31 points and No. 5 Oregon fought off a late 3-point barrage and outlasted No. 19 Arizona State 77-71 on Friday night.


Top 25 roundup: CJ Massinburg scores 31, No. 16 Buffalo tops Eastern Michigan

CJ Massinburg ended a four-game slump by scoring 31 points, leading No. 16 Buffalo to a 77-65 win over Eastern Michigan on Friday night.


Pac-12 men: Oregon cranks up defense, holds off Arizona 59-54

Dominant defensively early and poised down the stretch, Oregon played a second straight solid all-around game since losing to the Bruins, holding off Arizona 59-54 Thursday night in Tucson.


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Asia Durr’s 20 leads No. 4 Louisville past Virginia

Asia Durr scored 20 points in 23 minutes as No. 4 Louisville routed Virginia 91-43 on Thursday night.


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.