Longtime K-State coach, administrator Barrett dies at 93April 22, 2023 GMT
Former Boston Celtics forward Ernie Barrett, who starred at Kansas State and spent 75 years at the school as an athlete, coach and administrator, died Friday in Manhattan, Kansas. He was 93.
Pitino returns to big stage at St. John’s: ‘I’ve earned it’March 21, 2023 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — The video banner above the entrance to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday read: “Welcome Rick Pitino.”
More like welcome back for the new St.
Jerome Tang has rising Kansas State feeling sweet againMarch 21, 2023 GMT
MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Jerome Tang was tearing around his property on an unseasonably warm spring day not long ago, just before Kansas State headed down Interstate 70 for the Big 12 Tournament, when he noticed his four-wheeler was running out of fuel.
The maddest March ever? Underdogs head to the Sweet 16March 20, 2023 GMT
We know you're upset. Underdogs have blown up every bracket in the country.
An upside of the upsets: perhaps the maddest March ever.
Georgetown hires Providence’s Ed Cooley as basketball coachMarch 20, 2023 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ed Cooley is the new men’s basketball coach at Georgetown, hired away from Big East rival Providence in the hopes of rebuilding a once-proud program that dropped to new lows under former star player Patrick Ewing.
Nowell’s huge 2nd half leads Kansas State past KentuckyMarch 20, 2023 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Markquis Nowell scored 23 of his 27 points after halftime, and Kansas State overcame a horrid start from outside by hitting a couple of clutch 3-pointers and topping Kentucky 75-69 in Sunday’s second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Nowell, late 3s lift Kansas State past Kentucky in NCAAsMarch 19, 2023 GMT
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Markquis Nowell never lost faith, not when Kansas State had hardly anyone left on the roster for a new coach nor when the Wildcats were picked last in the Big 12.
“He always believed," coach Jerome Tang said, “And he helped me believe.”
MARCH MADNESS ’23: An AP trivia quiz for the NCAA TournamentMarch 16, 2023 GMT
How well do you know the NCAA Tournament? Try this AP trivia quiz about the history of March Madness:
1. What is the name of the video highlight recap of each year’s NCAA Tournament?
March Madness and Michigan State synonymous under Tom IzzoMarch 14, 2023 GMT
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo stepped up to a lectern with a microphone, as he has more than 1,000 times over the last three decades, and delivered a timely message when Michigan State University needed it most.
Alabama, Houston top final AP Top 25 ahead of March MadnessMarch 13, 2023 GMT
The overall No. 1 seed for March Madness is No. 1 in the final AP Top 25, too.
Marquette’s Kolek, Smart collect AP’s top honors in Big EastMarch 7, 2023 GMT
Marquette's Tyler Kolek is the Associated Press Big East player of the year and Shaka Smart is the unanimous pick for coach of the year after the two led the Golden Eagles' surprising run to their first regular-season championship in 10 years.
No. 2 Alabama rallies from 17 down to top rival Auburn in OTMarch 2, 2023 GMT
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Jahvon Quinerly scored 24 points, Brandon Miller made the clinching free throws with six seconds left and No. 2 Alabama rallied from a 17-point deficit before beating archrival Auburn 90-85 in overtime Wednesday night.
Kentucky holds off Mississippi State in final minute 71-68February 16, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Jacob Toppin scored 16 points, and Kentucky held off Mississippi State 71-68 on Wednesday night.
Tolu Smith scored in the paint to get the Bulldogs within 66-62 with 1:21 remaining.
South Carolina wins rematch of NCAA final to stay undefeatedFebruary 6, 2023 GMT
Aliyah Boston scored 23 of her 26 points in the second half, including 14 in the fourth quarter, to help No. 1 South Carolina beat fifth-ranked UConn 81-77 on Sunday.
The Gamecocks (23-0) have won 29 consecutive games since losing to Kentucky in the SEC Tournament title game last year.
Jackson-Davis, No. 21 Indiana beat Edey, No. 1 Purdue 79-74February 5, 2023 GMT
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis returned to Indiana so he could celebrate a banner season.
On Saturday, the fourth-year forward added another big piece to his legacy.
He scored 25 points and then watched Jalen Hood-Schifino break free for the clinching dunk with 2 seconds left to give No.
No. 1 South Carolina stays unbeaten with win over KentuckyFebruary 3, 2023 GMT
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Aliyah Boston had 14 points and 14 rebounds as No. 1 South Carolina won its 28th straight game with an 87-69 victory over Kentucky on Thursday night.
The Gamecocks (10-0 Southeastern Conference) stayed perfect at 22-0 and now head for an NCAA Tournament title game rematch at No.
Seniors help Kentucky pull away for 75-66 win over Ole MissFebruary 1, 2023 GMT
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Antonio Reeves came off the bench to score a season-high 27 points, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky pulled away for a 75-66 victory over Mississippi on Tuesday night.
Wilson’s 22 points help No. 9 Kansas survive Kentucky 77-68January 29, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — So much for all that worry over No. 9 Kansas falling toward a low point under Bill Self.
Especially given the Jayhawks' cool, poised response to several gut checks against fellow basketball royalty.
Self assessment: Skidding No. 9 Kansas has little marginJanuary 25, 2023 GMT
Bill Self hasn’t had to go through many stretches like this in his 20 seasons at Kansas. Yet the coach hasn't seemed angry or even all that discouraged during a rare three-game losing streak.
Self knows this isn’t the same Jayhawks team that won the national championship last season.
Reeves scores 23, Kentucky hands Texas A&M first SEC lossJanuary 21, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Antonio Reeves hit five 3-pointers and scored a season-high 23 points as Kentucky beat Texas A&M 76-67 on Saturday, handing the Aggies their first SEC loss of the season.
After getting off to a 1-3 conference start that had created a lot of ire directed at coach John Calipari from fans, Kentucky (13-6, 4-3) has beaten then-No.
Houston, KU stay atop Top 25 while FAU enters for 1st timeJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
Houston and Kansas remained firmly atop The Associated Press men's college basketball poll Monday after a record weekend of Top 25 losses, while Florida Atlantic took advantage of the chaos to crack the ranking for the first time in school history.
Kentucky to retire jersey for Wildcats Hall of Famer PrattJanuary 10, 2023 GMT
Kentucky will retire a jersey to honor the late Mike Pratt, a Wildcats Hall of Fame men’s basketball player and radio broadcaster.
Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart announced the honor Monday night during coach John Calipari’s weekly radio show.
No. 1 South Carolina battles back to beat Mississippi StateJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Zia Cooke scored 16 points and Aliyah Boston added 12 to help No. 1 South Carolina remain unbeaten with a 58-51 win over Mississippi State on Sunday.
The Gamecocks were held to a season-low point total but were able to find a way.
Johnson, Reese help No. 7 LSU women blow out Kentucky 67-48January 8, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Flau'jae Johnson scored 26 points, including eight during a 12-0, second-quarter run to break the game open, Angel Reese also scored 26 and No.
Toppin, Tshiebwe pace Kentucky past LSU 74-71January 4, 2023 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jacob Toppin scored 21 points shooting 9 for 13, Oscar Tshiebwe had a double-double and Kentucky held on to beat LSU 74-71 on Tuesday night.
Up 72-68, Kentucky's Chris Livingston fouled Cam Hayes on his 3-point attempt with 10 seconds to go.
Boston College beats No. 21 Virginia Tech 70-65 in overtimeDecember 22, 2022 GMT
BOSTON (AP) — Makai Ashton-Langford had 21 points and seven rebounds, hitting a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left in overtime to clinch a win Wednesday night for Boston College over No. 21 Virginia Tech 70-65.
Purdue holds top spot in AP poll as UConn climbs to No. 2December 19, 2022 GMT
Purdue maintained its grasp on No. 1 in the AP Top 25 men's college basketball poll on Monday.
Another unbeaten is closing the gap, though.
The Boilermakers received 40 of the 60 first-place votes from a national media panel after knocking off Davidson in their only game last week, allowing them to hold the top spot for a second consecutive week.
Foreign college athletes chase endorsement money outside USDecember 14, 2022 GMT
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Marta Suarez stepped in front of the white backdrop, rotated the basketball to put the logo forward and propped it against her hip. She looked into the camera and smiled, her head tilting slightly to the right.
Tshiebwe leads the way for No. 16 Kentucky over Yale, 69-59December 10, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON (AP) — Oscar Tshiebwe scored 28 points and had 12 rebounds to lead No. 16 Kentucky to a 69-59 win over Yale on Saturday.
The Wildcats (7-2) pushed their winning streak to four games in a tougher-than-expected contest against the Bulldogs (8-3) from the Ivy League.
Austin Peay knocks off Kentucky Christian 102-57December 7, 2022 GMT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Calderon scored 19 points as Austin Peay beat Kentucky Christian 102-57 on Tuesday night.
Calderon finished 6 of 11 from 3-point range for the Governors (5-5). Elijah Hutchins-Everett added 14 points while shooting 6 of 11 from the field and 2 for 5 from the line, and they also had nine rebounds.
Virginia Tech hands No. 18 Tar Heels a 4th consecutive lossDecember 5, 2022 GMT
BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — Justyn Mutts scored 27 points to lead Virginia Tech to an 80-72 victory over No. 18 North Carolina on Sunday.
Mutts scored 21 of his points in the second half for the Hokies (8-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference), who built an 18-point, second-half lead and then held on to hand the slumping Tar Heels (5-4, 0-1) their fourth consecutive defeat.
Wallace leads No. 19 Kentucky past Michigan 73-69 in LondonDecember 4, 2022 GMT
LONDON (AP) — John Calipari said Kentucky was lucky to beat Michigan in London after missing free throws down the stretch.
Cason Wallace had no trouble from behind the arc, hitting a key 3-pointer to help seal the 19th-ranked Wildcats' 73-69 win Sunday at the O2 Arena in a showcase of two marquee American college sports teams.
Gross scores 23 in Morehead State’s 109-62 victoryNovember 30, 2022 GMT
MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — Alex Gross' 23 points helped Morehead State defeat Kentucky Christian 109-62 on Tuesday night.
Gross also contributed 13 rebounds and three blocks for the Eagles (4-4). Branden Maughmer scored 14 points, going 5 of 10 (2 for 5 from distance).
Reeves scores 18, No. 19 Kentucky tops Bellarmine 60-41November 30, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Antonio Reeves scored 18 points to lead No. 19 Kentucky to a 60-41 win over Bellarmine on Tuesday night.
Jacob Toppin had 12 points and CJ Fredrick finished with 11 as the Wildcats (5-2) overcame a slow start.
No. 19 Kentucky hosts Bellarmine after Johnson’s 20-point gameNovember 29, 2022 GMT
Bellarmine Knights (2-5) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-2)
Lexington, Kentucky; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Kentucky -25; over/under is 139.5
Reeves and No. 15 Kentucky host BellarmineNovember 28, 2022 GMT
Bellarmine Knights (2-5) at Kentucky Wildcats (4-2)
Lexington, Kentucky; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: No. 15 Kentucky takes on the Bellarmine Knights after Antonio Reeves scored 20 points in Kentucky's 96-56 victory against the North Florida Ospreys.
No. 3 Kansas edges North Carolina State in Self’s returnNovember 24, 2022 GMT
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — First-year guard Gradey Dick scored a season-high 25 points to help No. 3 Kansas beat North Carolina State 80-74 in Wednesday’s Battle 4 Atlantis opener, giving coach Bill Self a successful return to the bench after a four-game suspension.
Toppin scores 20 points, No. 15 Kentucky routs North FloridaNovember 24, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jacob Toppin had a second straight breakout performance.
Toppin scored a career-high 20 points and had 10 rebounds to help No. 15 Kentucky rout North Florida 96-56 on Wednesday.
No. 2 Gonzaga takes down a cold No. 4 Kentucky teamNovember 21, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rasir Bolton scored 24 points, Drew Timme added 22, and No. 2 Gonzaga beat cold-shooting No. 4 Kentucky 88-72 on Sunday night in the off-campus Spokane Arena.
Julian Strawther had 20 points and 14 rebounds for Gonzaga (3-1).
Bolton’s 24 points lead No. 2 Gonzaga over No. 4 KentuckyNovember 21, 2022 GMT
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga coach Mark Few wasn't sure how the No. 2 Bulldogs would play against No. 4 Kentucky after losing at No. 11 Texas earlier in the week.
He needn't have worried.
Rasir Bolton scored 24 points, Drew Timme added 22, and Gonzaga beat cold-shooting Kentucky 88-72 on Sunday night in the off-campus Spokane Arena.
Arizona State dominates No. 20 Michigan 87-62November 18, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Desmond Cambridge Jr. scored 20 points and Arizona State never trailed in blowing out No. 20 Michigan 87-62 on Thursday night to win the Legends Classic at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Fredrick scores 17, No. 4 Kentucky beats South Carolina StNovember 18, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — CJ Fredrick scored 17 points to lead No. 4 Kentucky to a 106-63 win over South Carolina State on Thursday night.
The Wildcats (3-1) easily bounced back from an 86-77 double-overtime loss to unranked Michigan State two nights earlier in the Champions Classic.
Hall, Michigan State beat No. 4 Kentucky 86-77 in 2OTNovember 16, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Malik Hall forced two extra periods with dunks off inbounds plays, and Michigan State outlasted No. 4 Kentucky 86-77 in double overtime on Tuesday night after Oscar Tshiebwe concluded his strong season debut by fouling out.
Michigan State outlasts Tshiebwe, No. 4 Kentucky in 2OTNovember 16, 2022 GMT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Michigan State found a way to finish.
The search continues for No. 4 Kentucky — even with consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe back in action.
Malik Hall forced two extra periods with dunks off inbounds plays, Mady Sissoko delivered two game-changing slams late in the second overtime, and Michigan State rallied to beat No.
Dunn hits late FTs, Temple beats No. 16 Villanova 68-64November 12, 2022 GMT
Damian Dunn drew a foul on a driving layup with 1.1 seconds left and made both free throws as Temple beat No. 16 Villanova 68-64 on Friday night, sending the Owls’ fans into two court-storming frenzies.
Reeves, Fredrick lead No. 4 Kentucky past Duquesne 77-52November 12, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Antonio Reeves scored 18 points, CJ Fredrick added 14 and No. 4 Kentucky ran away from Duquesne 77-52 on Friday night.
The Wildcats (2-0) played their second consecutive game without Oscar Tshiebwe, last year's consensus national player of the year, who's recovering from a procedure on his right knee last month.
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe misses second game with knee injuryNovember 12, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky senior forward Oscar Tshiebwe, last season’s consensus national player of the year, was sidelined a second consecutive game for the fourth-ranked Wildcats on Friday night against Duquesne.
Roach leads No. 7 Duke past Jacksonville in Scheyer’s debutNovember 8, 2022 GMT
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Jeremy Roach scored 16 first-half points to help seventh-ranked Duke open Jon Scheyer’s coaching tenure with a 71-44 win over Jacksonville on Monday night.
Freshman Mark Mitchell had a team-high 18 points for the Blue Devils, who used a 25-4 run spanning halftime to blow the game open.
Washington outlasts Weber State 69-52 in season openerNovember 8, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — Keion Brooks Jr. scored 20 points, PJ Fuller added 10 points, and Washington overcame a sluggish, mistake-filled start to pull away for a 69-52 win over Weber State on Monday night in the season opener for both teams.
Reeves, Fredrick lead No. 4 Kentucky past Howard 95-63November 8, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Antonio Reeves scored 22 points, CJ Fredrick had 20 and Kentucky opened the season by beating Howard 95-63 on Monday night with All-American Oscar Tshiebwe and two other players sidelined.
Tshiebwe, Wheeler miss opener for No. 4 KentuckyNovember 8, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky senior forward Oscar Tshiebwe, last season's consensus national player of the year, was sidelined for the fourth-ranked Wildcats' opener against Howard on Monday.
The school announced before the game that the 6-foot-9 Tshiebwe (right knee) and guard Sahvir Wheeler (right leg) were out along with sophomore forward Daimion Collins (personal reasons).
Kentucky’s Tshiebwe anticipates returning for season openerOctober 25, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky forward and consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe said Tuesday he “absolutely” anticipates being ready for the No. 4 Wildcats' season opener after having a procedure on his right knee earlier this month.
Washington hopes to take another step toward top of Pac-12October 20, 2022 GMT
SEATTLE (AP) — By the end of last season, Washington coach Mike Hopkins believed the Huskies were on an upward trajectory.
Washington won 11 conference games — the second-most by the Huskies in the previous 10 seasons — and finished tied for fifth in the Pac-12.
No. 4 Kentucky begins with concerns about Tshiebwe’s healthOctober 20, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky begins the season with college basketball’s best player and a preseason No. 4 ranking, though it’s unknown when injured Oscar Tshiebwe will be available to help the Wildcats live to up to their lofty billing.
SEC Ambitions: Kentucky, others judged by March successOctober 19, 2022 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari is long accustomed to being judged by how far his teams advance in the NCAA Tournament.
Kentucky favored to win 50th SEC regular-season crownOctober 19, 2022 GMT
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky is the favorite to win its 50th Southeastern Conference regular-season championship.
Calipari: Oscar Tshiebwe to have ‘minor’ procedure on kneeOctober 12, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky coach John Calipari says on social media that consensus national player of the year Oscar Tshiebwe will have a “minor” 15-minute procedure to “clean some things up” in his knee.
Kentucky moves scrimmage to E. Kentucky for flood reliefSeptember 26, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky will play its annual Blue-White men’s basketball scrimmage in eastern Kentucky to benefit victims of the devastating summer floods.
Woman arrested outside Kentucky coach John Calipari’s homeSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — University of Kentucky police arrested a woman Tuesday for trying to enter the property of men’s basketball coach John Calipari.
University spokeswoman Blair Conner said Lexington Police were called to assist university police outside of Calipari’s residence Tuesday morning.
Views on pandemic clash in politically divided KentuckyAugust 25, 2022 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear defended his handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and offered a spirited assessment of the state's future after a series of tragedies, his predecessor Matt Bevin watched in the audience Thursday — fueling more speculation he wants a rematch.