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Gonzaga's Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots against Pacific's Eric Thompson (12) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Gonzaga won 91-60. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Unbeatens Kentucky, Virginia still sit atop AP Top 25 poll

Monday, January 26, 2015

There’s no argument among AP Top 25 voters about the top two teams in the country. Things get a bit trickier at the bottom of the rankings. For the third straight week, Kentucky and Virginia are ranked 1-2 in the poll, with the nation’s last two unbeatens topping all 65 votes cast Monday. The Wildcats (19-0) were the unanimous choice for five straight weeks before losing a pair of first-place votes to the Cavaliers (19-0) two weeks ago, though Kentucky reclaimed one of those this week. Gonzaga stayed at No. 3 while Duke moved up a spot to fourth after coach Mike Krzyzewski earned his …

Chattanooga’s in Top 25, Gamecocks still No. 1 in poll

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chattanooga coach Jim Foster had a simple explanation for his unprecedented success. “I guess I’ve had some pretty good teams,” Foster said in a phone interview Monday afternoon. “The players are the ones that did something, I’ve just been around them for awhile.” He became the first coach in women’s basketball to lead four different schools to the Top 25 when the Mocs …

Matt Vautour: UMass loss is Temple’s NCAA gain

Monday, January 26, 2015

Even as the UMass men’s basketball team was reaching the Top 25 and eventually the NCAA tournament last year, it was always tempting to wonder how much better it could they have been if Jesse Morgan was still there. The what ifs were even more prominent in 2012-13. Morgan had been blossoming into …

Pac-12 has logjam atop conference with 3 unbeatens

Monday, January 19, 2015

Quick quiz: Which conference has three teams still unbeaten in conference play heading into Monday night? Hint: It’s not the SEC, ACC, Big Ten or Big 12. It’s the Pac-12. Arizona State, Stanford and Oregon State all sit …

Unbeaten Kentucky, Virginia stay 1-2 atop AP Top 25 poll

Monday, January 19, 2015

Kentucky got back to the dominant form it had to start the season, while Virginia stayed with the defensive-minded formula that carried it to last year’s Atlantic Coast Conference championship. That was good enough to keep both teams …

Weekend colleges: Amherst women respond after first loss

Monday, January 19, 2015

Just hours after suffering its first defeat of the season, the No. 3 Amherst College women’s basketball team bounced back to beat Bates 82-47 Saturday in Lewiston, Maine. Ali Doswell scored 17 points with five rebounds and four assists for the Jeffs (15-1, 3-1 NESCAC). Hannah Peterson had …

Jefferson leads No. 2 UConn women to 92-50 win over USF

Sunday, January 18, 2015

STORRS, Conn. — The UConn Huskies continue to turn their conference games into easy wins. Moriah Jefferson scored 15 points, added seven assists and grabbed six rebounds as the Huskies routed South Florida 92-50 on Sunday. So far …

Late offensive boards lift UMass over Rams

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — With 59 seconds left in UMass’ 60-56 win over Rhode Island, Maxie Esho bulled his way to the basket to track down the rebound of Trey Davis’ missed 3-point try to earn UMass a fresh shot …

Zach Coleman sparks UMass past URI, 60-56; plays down the stretch pulled out win

Sunday, January 18, 2015

AMHERST — At halftime Zach Coleman wasn’t expecting to be a hero. He wasn’t really even expecting to play much in the second half. Coleman, UMass’ backup power forward, had played just two minutes in the first half …

UMass pulls away late, ices New Hampshire for 6-4 win

Saturday, January 17, 2015

AMHERST — At some point the brown faux suede thing on Shane Walsh’s head Friday probably looked like a tri-cornered hat, the traditional headwear of the original minutemen from Massachusetts. But what sat atop Walsh’s sweaty hair looked like something that had resided under a pile of knickers …

Friday’s colleges: Tufts deals third-ranked Amherst first women’s basketball loss

Friday, January 16, 2015

Beating Tufts on the road has been a tough assignment for the Amherst College women’s basketball team. The third-ranked Lord Jeffs were nearly doubled up in the second half en route to a 65-42 loss in Medford Friday night. Tufts (13-1, 2-0 NESCAC) outscored Amherst (14-1, 2-1) 33-17 …

Donte Clark, UMass look to get back on track against rival Rhode Island

Friday, January 16, 2015

AMHERST — By the end of 2014, Donte Clark’s ascension to stardom seemed inevitable. The freshman was coming off double-digit scoring efforts in three of UMass’ final five games. He was the Minutemen’s best outside shooter, best free-throw shooter, and as a freshman shaking the rust off after …

NCAA agrees to restore wins to Penn State, title to Paterno

Friday, January 16, 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The NCAA agreed Friday to restore 112 football wins it had stripped from Penn State and Joe Paterno in the Jerry Sandusky child-molestation scandal and reinstate the venerated late coach as the winningest in …