Men's basketball

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2017, file photo, Middle Tennessee forward Nick King (5) scores against Mississippi forward Bruce Stevens (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Middle Tennessee has relied heavily on transfers during its gradual emergence as one of the nation's top mid-major powers. That pattern is continuing this year, as former Memphis and Alabama forward Nick King leads Middle Tennessee in scoring and rebounding while helping the 24th-ranked Blue Raiders reach the Top 25 for the first time in school history. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
February 23, 2018 - 3:16 pm
Middle Tennessee has become a destination for transfers during its emergence as a mid-major power. The latest player to flourish at Middle Tennessee is Nick King, a former Memphis and Alabama forward who leads the 24th-ranked Blue Raiders in scoring and rebounding. "I have confidence in myself,"...
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February 23, 2018 - 3:02 pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri basketball coach Cuonzo Martin says freshman Michael Porter Jr. will return to practice on Friday, three months after back surgery. The top prep prospect in the country last season played just two minutes in Missouri's opener in November. Martin says there's no...
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FILE - In this March 22, 2010, file photo, basketballs are seen before Northern Iowa's NCAA college basketball practice, in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. NCAA president Mark Emmert said in a statement Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, the allegations "if true, point to systematic failures that must be fixed and fixed now if we want college sports in America." (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
February 23, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the corruption scandal in college basketball (all times Eastern): 2:30 p.m. An attorney who has worked on NCAA eligibility cases says that the NCAA or schools would need to conduct their own investigations into alleged payments to players or their families instead of...
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February 23, 2018 - 2:34 pm
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FILE - In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball second and third round games. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of a federal probe into college basketball list a wide range of impermissible payments from agents to at least two dozen players or their relatives, according to documents obtained by Yahoo Sports. Yahoo said Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, that the documents obtained in discovery during the investigation link current players including Michigan State's Miles Bridges, Duke's Wendell Carter and Alabama's Collin Sexton to potential benefits that would be violations of NCAA rules. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
February 23, 2018 - 2:18 pm
New details of payments to players in a federal investigation that has lurked in the shadows since first rocking college basketball last fall mark the latest threat to the sport's basic foundation, showing the breadth of alleged corruption. Bank records and other expense reports that are part of...
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February 23, 2018 - 2:17 pm
TEAM RECORD CURRENT PREVIOUS Virginia 25-2 1 1 Xavier 25-4 2 3 Villanova 25-3 3 2 Duke 23-5 4 4 North Carolina 22-7 5 5 Auburn 24-4 6 7 Kansas 22-6 7 6 Rhode Island 22-4 8 8 Purdue 25-5 9 11 Clemson 20-7 10 10 Tennessee 20-7 11 14 Cincinnati 24-4 12 12 Nevada 24-5 13 9 Wichita St. 22-5 14 16...
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February 23, 2018 - 2:08 pm
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February 23, 2018 - 1:40 pm
BC-BKC--Wright St.-IUPUI Box IUPUI 66, WRIGHT ST. 56 WRIGHT ST. (21-9) Love 2-8 3-4 7, Ernsthausen 2-4 4-4 8, Gentry 3-5 0-0 7, Hughes 2-8 1-2 7, Benzinger 2-11 5-6 11, J.Hall 1-5 2-2 4, Vest 0-0 0-0 0, Wilburn 0-1 0-0 0, Winchester 4-6 4-5 12. Totals 16-48 19-23 56. IUPUI (11-17) E.Hall 3-5 1-2 7...
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February 23, 2018 - 1:35 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Jeffrey Collins. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974. NBA: BKN--HORNETS-WIZARDS WASHINGTON — The streaking Wizards look for their fourth consecutive...
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February 23, 2018 - 11:29 am
NBA Friday FAVORITE LINE O/U UNDERDOG Boston 2 (206½) at DETROIT at INDIANA 7½ (211½) Atlanta at WASHINGTON 3½ (211½) Charlotte at TORONTO 7½ (215½) Milwaukee at NEW ORLEANS 2½ (215) Miami Cleveland 5½ (212½) at MEMPHIS at HOUSTON 8½ (226½) Minnesota at DENVER 3 (212) San Antonio at UTAH 4½ (207)...
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