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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 …

Thursday’s women’s college basketball: UMass beats La Salle for second straight win

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Kim Pierre-Louis’ double-double led the UMass women’s basketball team to a 71-68 victory over La Salle, Thursday at the Mullins Center. Pierre-Louis scored 24 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, while Cierra Dillard added 13 points for the Minutewomen (8-8, 2-2 Atlantic 10), who have won two straight. Rashida …

Notebook: UMass to play in MGM Main Event tournament next season

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMHERST — The 2015-16 UMass basketball team will try its fortunes in Las Vegas. UMass sources confirmed that the Minutemen will play in the MGM Main Event prior to Thankgiving. UMass will be part of the “Heavyweight Division” …

UMass stumbles in closing minutes, falls to Davidson, 71-63

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

AMHERST — For more than 36 minutes, the UMass men’s basketball team put itself in position to earn its biggest win of the season. But in a game that swung back and forth throughout, Davidson had momentum last …

Tuesday’s colleges: Connor Green scores 1,000th point, lifts Amherst College over Wesleyan

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Connor Green scored his 1,000th career point as Amherst College beat Wesleyan, 69-46, at home Tuesday. Green finished with 17 points and became the 28th Jeff to reach the milestone. Johnny McCarthy (11 rebounds) also scored 17 points. Jayde Dawson added 12 points, while David George had 10 …

UMass preparing to run with high-scoring Davidson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

AMHERST — UMass isn’t shy about the fact that it likes to play against teams that are willing to run. Usually the Minutemen’s speed and athleticism is an advantage in a game played at a fast pace. But UMass figures to have its hands full against Davidson when …

Marcus Mariota: Final loss does not define the season

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DALLAS — Oregon’s season was so much more than the final game to quarterback Marcus Mariota. Just because his team ultimately came up short against Ohio State in the national championship, it doesn’t diminish what the Ducks accomplished …

With NFL talk buzzing, Cardale Jones says he’s ‘not ready’

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DALLAS — While Urban Meyer was doing most of the talking, Cardale Jones owned the room. Ohio State’s rising star quarterback was all big grins, silly smirks, rolling eyes and mischievous glances Tuesday, the day after he helped …

4th to 1st: Ohio State beats Oregon 42-20

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

ARLINGTON, Texas — Ohio State can add the newest version of the national championship trophy to a case that already has a bunch of the old ones. The Buckeyes’ third-stringer matched Oregon’s Heisman winner as Cardale Jones led …

Kentucky still No. 1 in AP Top 25 — though not unanimously

Monday, January 12, 2015

Kentucky survived a pair of overtime games to stay unbeaten, though those tougher-than-expected wins loosened the Wildcats’ hold a bit on the top spot in the AP Top 25. The top-ranked Wildcats (15-0) were atop 63 of 65 …

South Carolina, UConn hold strong atop AP women’s poll

Monday, January 12, 2015

South Carolina and UConn seem on a collision course for a No. 1 vs. No. 2 showdown Feb. 9. The top two teams in The Associated Press women’s poll kept alive the chance of 54th matchup featuring No. …