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NCAA Men’s Top 25: Quade Green helps Kentucky hold off VMI

Quade Green came off the bench to score a season-high 17 points, including five in the final 90 seconds, to help No. 10 Kentucky hold off VMI 92-82 on Sunday …


Former Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joins pro team in Greece

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer announced Sunday that he has signed with Olympiacos B.C., a traditional EuroLeague power.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 15, 2017, 7:13 p.m.

Former Gonzaga big Kyle Wiltjer signs with Toronto Raptors

Kyle Wiltjer has agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million non-guaranteed contract with the Raptors, Dime Magazine reported. The 6-foot-10 forward will compete for one of 15 roster spots.


Saint Joseph’s Phil Martelli recalls thrills, regrets of unbeaten ride that faces Zags

There aren’t many people on the planet who can relate to Gonzaga’s run at an unbeaten regular season. Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli is one of them.


Top 25 roundup: De’Aaron Fox helps Kentucky edges Mississippi State

De’Aaron Fox scored 21 points, Malik Monk added 14 and No. 5 Kentucky beat Mississippi State 88-81 on Tuesday night.


Newsmakers: Illinois dismisses Nunn

Dismissed Illinois on Tuesday dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery. Withdrawn Washington State’s Josh Hawkinson, Ike Iroegbu and Conor …


Newsmakers: North Carolina point guard

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Vandy fined $100,000 for storming court after Kentucky game

Vanderbilt has been fined $100,000 by the Southeastern Conference after fans stormed the court Saturday following the Commodores’ 74-62 basketball victory over Kentucky.


Kentucky coach John Calipari asks fans not to tease Louisville over scandal

Kentucky coach John Calipari hopes Wildcats fans resist the urge to tease archrival Louisville about its escort scandal and treat the Cardinals respectfully Saturday in the Bluegrass showdown at Rupp …


Irish take ACC

Jerian Grant scored 24 points and No. 11 Notre Dame took over with a 26-3 second-half run to rally past No. 19 North Carolina 90-82 on Saturday night in the …


Georgia has daunting task tonight against unbeaten Kentucky

With a perfect regular season in sight, No. 1 Kentucky looks downright unstoppable. Georgia is the next team standing in the way, hoping to trip up the Wildcats tonight ( …


Columnist Norman Chad writes Kentucky men won’t go unbeaten

Owing to my good sense and busy conjugal schedule, I never watch college basketball until the madness that is March. Thus, I rely on trusted hoops associates to keep me …


Willie Cauley-Stein leads top-ranked Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Willie Cauley-Stein has not been the typical Kentucky recruit. The 7-foot junior has made that clear in many ways, the most obvious that he stayed for a …


Bluegrass State bragging rights on line Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Top-ranked Kentucky has been so dominant that discussion has shifted toward whether the Wildcats are capable of going unbeaten. Kentucky’s players acknowledge the lofty talk even as …


No. 1 Kentucky deals UCLA lopsided loss

College basketball: Devin Booker had 19 points, and No. 1 Kentucky scored the game’s first 24 points in an 83-44 victory over UCLA on Saturday in Chicago. Aaron Harrison added …


Wisconsin’s veterans take on Kentucky’s freshmen

ARLINGTON, Texas – They play the same game, though they come at it from opposite sides of the court. Kentucky has a coach labeled a renegade, a rotating stable of …


Late 3-pointer sends Kentucky freshmen to Final Four

INDIANAPOLIS – The shot came from NBA range, and if things play out as expected, Aaron Harrison and a lot of those Kentucky kids will be playing in that league …


No Cinderellas this year in Final Four

The road to redemption goes through North Texas for a fearsome Final Four of power programs with something to prove. Florida, the top overall seed, returns to the Final Four …


Kentucky freshmen reach Final Four

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from about 24 feet with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift the Kentucky Wildcats and all those freshmen to a 75-72 win over Michigan.


Walker, Aggies upend DePaul

Courtney Walker scored 25 points to power Texas A&M to an 84-65 victory over DePaul in a semifinal of the Lincoln Regional on Saturday. The Aggies (27-8) led by 14 …


Kentucky ends Wichita State’s bid for perfect season

ST. LOUIS – Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall walked slowly through the line for postgame handshakes, congratulating every player from Kentucky on advancing to the Sweet 16. When he shook …


O’Neill, UK women top Baylor 133-130 in 4 OTs

ARLINGTON, Texas – Jennifer O’Neill scored a career-high 43 points, including the go-ahead basket in the fourth overtime, and No. 5 Kentucky beat No. 9 Baylor 133-130 on Friday night …


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With the college basketball season only a few days old, No. 2 Michigan State faces top-ranked Kentucky and its latest group of freshmen phenoms today in the Champions Classic (doubleheader …


Wiltjer transfers from Kentucky to Gonzaga

Kyle Wiltjer took his time – and he had plenty of it on plane rides to China and Russia as part of Canada’s national development team – making a decision. …


Wiltjer on move; may fit well at GU

University of Kentucky forward Kyle Wiltjer is transferring to find a “significant” role elsewhere. The 6-foot-10 Wiltjer, who played on the Canadian development national team earlier this month with Gonzaga …


UConn makes it 6 in a row

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. – Connecticut is headed back to a familiar place – the Final Four. Breanna Stewart scored 21 points and Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis added 17 to help top-seed UConn rout …


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No. 7 Florida has mostly dominated the Southeastern Conference this season, winning 9 of 10 men’s basketball games by double figures and most of those by lopsided margins. But Florida …


Kentucky, UNC, UCLA still sorting things out

Kentucky, North Carolina and UCLA are all unranked together for the first time in more than two decades. The tradition-rich men’s basketball programs with 24 NCAA championships between them are …


Kiddy ’Cats

NEW ORLEANS – Won and Done, indeed. Maybe even Over and Out. All that really matters is that Kentucky parlayed a roster full of NBA talent into a 67-59 victory …


Davis does it all for champions

NEW ORLEANS – Never mind that Anthony Davis couldn’t score a lick. The rest of his game was simply sublime in Kentucky’s 67-59 victory over Kansas on Monday night that …