GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Duke began retiring Hall of Famer Mike Krzyzewski’s final NCAA Tournament with minimal stress, beating Cal State Fullerton 78-61 on Friday night.
Freshman Paolo Banchero scored 17 points to lead the Blue Devils (29-6), who jumped to a double-digit lead in the first 4 1/2 minutes and remained in control throughout.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Andy Enfield had no problem with the foul call that sent Miami's Charlie Moore to the line for the winning free throws against Southern California on Friday.
The Trojans' coach did take exception to the officials’ decision to give Miami the ball on an out-of-bounds play with just over two minutes left.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Charlie Moore used all the focus he'd learned at California, at Kansas, at DePaul and now Miami to produce the biggest moment of his career in the NCAA Tournament.
Moore's free throws with three seconds left lifted the 10th-seeded Hurricanes to a 68-66 win over No.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is grateful he can joke about his last NCAA Tournament game three years ago in the Final Four, no matter how gut-wrenching the outcome.
“It doesn't flash in my mind very often,” Pearl said Thursday about Virginia's 63-62, drama-filled victory in the 2019 national semifinals.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tyrece Radford scored 19 points and Quenton Jackson made five throws in the final minute Friday as Texas A&M beat fourth-ranked Auburn 67-62 in the quarterfinals of the Southeastern Conference Tournament, a loss that could wind up costing the Tigers a No.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — UCLA's defense is coming around at just the right time.
Will it lead to another Final Four run? Hard to tell, but it's starting to have a similar feel.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Southern California kept stepping out of bounds, barreling into offensive fouls and throwing the ball into the hands of Washington State's players.
On an ugly offensive night, the Trojans clamped down defensively to avoid an early exit at the Pac-12 Tournament.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Enfield’s success in turning around Southern California’s basketball program has earned him a six-year contract extension.
Athletic director Mike Bohn announced the extension through the 2027-28 season on Wednesday, a day before the 21st-ranked Trojans open play in the Pac-12 Tournament.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The UCLA Bruins could shout “We're number two!” and feel good about it for now.
Jaime Jaquez Jr. scored 27 points and No. 17 UCLA defeated 16th-ranked Southern California 75-68 on Saturday night to claim the No.
Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball:
GAME OF THE WEEK
No. 16 Southern California at No. 17 UCLA. The rematch of this rivalry will affect seeding in next week's Pac-12 tournament in Las Vegas.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A return to regular-season Pac-12 Conference glory for No. 2 Arizona was not an occasion for wild celebrations, loud roars or proud proclamations.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Freshman guard Trevor Keels scored a career-high 27 points, Paolo Banchero added 21 and No. 4 Duke clinched at least a share of its 13th Atlantic Coast Conference regular-season title under coach Mike Krzyzewski with an 86-56 win over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 20 points, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 11.5 seconds remaining, and No. 16 Southern California defeated Oregon 70-69 Saturday night.
Isaiah Mobley added 17 points for the Trojans (25-4, 14-4 Pac-12), who set a school record for most wins in the regular season.
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Drew Peterson had 24 points and 10 rebounds as No. 16 Southern California extended its winning streak to five games, beating Oregon State 94-91 in double-overtime on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boogie Ellis hit a 16-foot jumper from the foul line with 0.2 seconds left to give No. 17 Southern California a 62-60 comeback victory over Washington State on Sunday.
Washington State had a 60-57 advantage before USC scored the final five points for its fourth straight victory.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half and No. 17 Southern California defeated Washington 79-69 on Thursday night.
Drew Peterson had 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds, Isaiah Mobley added 12 points, and the Trojans (22-4, 11-4 Pac-12) won for the fourth time in five games.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson had his first double-double of the season with a career-high 27 points and 12 rebounds, leading No. 21 Southern California to a 67-64 win over No. 12 UCLA on Saturday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson considered himself a defensive liability for most of his college career at Southern California. His confidence on offense had been shaken in the past week by two poor performances.
Things to watch this week in Pac-12 Conference basketball:
GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 12 UCLA at No. 21 Southern California, Saturday. The first of two meetings between the rivals this season will be a big one.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 13 points to help No. 21 Southern California overcome playing without injured star Isaiah Mobley and beat Pacific 74-68 on Tuesday night.
Mobley, who leads the team in scoring, rebounding and assists was out with a non-displaced nose fracture.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kerr Kriisa looked like a borderline madman at times during the second half, fist-pumping, flexing his arms, screaming and gesturing toward the home fans, imploring them to get on their feet.
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Southern California's first 36 minutes on the basketball court were mostly forgettable Thursday night.
Considering the way the series has gone on Arizona State's court in recent years, they weren't particularly important anyway.
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Kerr Kriisa scored 16 points and hit a big 3-pointer, Dalen Terry flirted with a triple-double and No. 7 Arizona grinded out a 76-66 win over No. 3 UCLA on Thursday night.
Shut down by UCLA nine days earlier, the Wildcats (18-2, 8-1 Pac-12) had a good offensive flow in the first half, building a 12-point lead.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Mobley scored a career-high 24 points, Boogie Ellis added a season-high 21 and No.. 15 Southern California held off California 79-72 Saturday.
Mobley bounced back after missing three key shots in the final minute during Thursday's loss against Stanford, including a potential game-tying 3-pointer on the final possession.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaiden Delaire scored 14 points, Harrison Ingram added 12 — including the go-ahead layup — and Stanford completed its first sweep of Southern California in seven seasons, upsetting the 15th-ranked Trojans 64-61 on Thursday night.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Isaiah Thompson scored a career-high 18 points and Jaden Ivey had 15 in his return from a hip injury as No. 6 Purdue defeated Iowa 83-73 on Thursday night.
Thompson came in averaging just 5.7 points per game but shot 6 of 8 from the field — including 4 for 6 on 3-pointers.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Drew Peterson scored 16 points and No. 15 Southern California shook off a slow start to defeat Arizona State 78-56 on Monday night.
About 10 minutes after the game ended, the Galen Center was evacuated after USC's Department of Public Safety received a bomb threat.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Ochai Agbaji scored a career-high 37 points to help No. 5 Kansas avenge its only conference loss of the season with a 94-91 double overtime win over No. 13 Texas Tech on Monday night.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Drew Peterson felt like he couldn’t miss.
“I don’t think I’ve ever shot it like this. I was feeling good and my teammates were finding me,” Peterson said.
Peterson scored 23 points and Boogie Ellis added 18 to power No.
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — When Chevez Goodwin transferred to Southern California, he quickly learned about the rivalry with, and losing streak to, Colorado.
“I knew for a fact coming into this year, I was like, I’ll be going to Boulder, personally, and I’m going to break that streak right here, right now,” Goodwin said.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oregon's Dana Altman has accomplished plenty in his 37 years as a college basketball coach. He added a new one to his list Saturday night.
Altman's Ducks became the first team in 46 years to knock off two top-five teams on the road within a five-day span, beating No.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Andy Enfield admits his fifth-ranked Southern California squad is still rusty after a 16-day layoff due to a COVID-19 outbreak. But the Trojans need to make up quickly for lost time, especially during this stretch of three games in five days.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Jacob Young scored a season-high 23 points and Oregon beat No. 3 UCLA 84-81 in overtime Thursday night to give coach Dana Altman his 700th career victory.
Will Richardson added 12 points as one of three Ducks in foul trouble.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Harrison Ingram and Spencer Jones scored 21 points apiece and Stanford beat No. 5 Southern California 75-69 Tuesday for its first win over a top five team in nearly 15 years.
Reigning national champion Baylor isn't showing any sign of loosening its grip on No. 1.
The Bears remained the unanimous No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll for the fourth time in five weeks.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Mobley had 19 points and nine rebounds and sparked a late surge to help keep No. 7 Southern California unbeaten as the Trojans held off California 77-63 on Thursday night.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Trayce Jackson-Davis had 27 points and 12 rebounds, and Indiana used stifling defense down the stretch to pull away for a 67-51 victory over No. 13 Ohio State on Thursday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly two-week shutdown because of COVID-19, UCLA is back. At least the fifth-ranked Bruins are trying to be.
And they finally have an opponent to play.
The team returned to practice a week ago, with everyone from coach Mick Cronin to several players having recovered after being laid low by the coronavirus.
PHOENIX (AP) — Southern California passed up shots early, took a few bad ones, threw weak passes that Georgia Tech's players easily picked off.
Once the Trojans became more aggressive, the Yellow Jackets couldn't stop them.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored a season-high 23 points, Isaiah Mobley added 22 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 10 Southern California rallied from a 10-point deficit to beat UC Irvine 66-61 on Wednesday night.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California played the first half before realizing an age-old axiom in college basketball: Don't underestimate your opponent, no matter who they are.
Led by Isaiah Mobley's 21 points and 12 rebounds, the 16th-ranked Trojans pulled away at the beginning of the second half on their way to a 73-62 victory over Long Beach State on Sunday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's big men were too much for Eastern Kentucky.
Led by Isaiah Mobley's career-high 23 points and 13 rebounds — his third double-double in four games — the 16th-ranked Trojans won 80-68 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Justin Moore scored 18 points, Collin Gillespie had 14 and No. 6 Villanova beat Syracuse 67-53 in the Jimmy V Classic on Tuesday night.
Jermaine Samuels added 13 for the Wildcats (7-2) in their 22nd win at Madison Square Garden since 2014.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Chevez Goodwin sank a layup and a free throw with 16 seconds left to lift undefeated No. 20 Southern California to a 63-61 victory over Washington State on Saturday.
Goodwin led USC (8-0, 2-0 Pac-12) with 14 points and added five rebounds.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Isaiah Mobley kept the momentum going in what has been a fun week around the Southern California campus.
The junior forward scored a career-high 21 points and tied a career high with 13 rebounds as the 20th-ranked Trojans opened Pac-12 play Wednesday night by rolling to a 93-73 victory over Utah.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Isaiah Mobley scored 18 points and had 12 rebounds and No. 24 USC’s stifling defense earned it a 58-43 victory over San Diego State on Friday night in the title game of the Paycom Wooden Legacy.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 17 points on 8-of-14 shooting, Joshua Morgan added 13 and No. 24 Southern California beat St. Joseph's 70-55 on Thursday night at the Wooden Legacy.
Chevez Goodwin had 10 points and eight rebounds for USC (4-0).
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Boogie Ellis scored 19 points and No. 24 USC opened a double-digit lead less than three minutes into the game, rolling to a 98-71 victory over Dixie State on Monday night.
Max Agbonkpolo scored a career-high 17 points and Isaiah Mobley added 14 for the Trojans (4-0).
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Just like old times. Dunk City was rocking. Fans were packed into every seat.
And Andy Enfield walked out happy — although this time, he did so from the visiting side of the court.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chevez Goodwin scored a career-high 19 points and USC held on after almost blowing a 23-point second-half lead, beating Temple 76-71 on Saturday night.
Isaiah White added 12, Boogie Ellis 11 and Drew Peterson 10 for the Trojans (2-0).