Sanogo leads No. 20 UConn to 96-73 win over Georgetown

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Adama Sanogo scored 19 points to lead UConn #20 to its fourth straight win Tuesday night, with a 96-73 victory over Georgetown. Isaiah Wally and Jordan Hawkins added 15 points each for Husky (14-4, 5-2 Big East), who were never behind. RG Cole scored 14 points, seven assists and six rebounds, … Read more

No. 4 Baylor beats Kansas State 74-49 for 3rd win in row

WACO, Texas (AP) — Jonathan Tchamwa Tchatchoua and Kendall Brown each had a double-double as fourth-ranked Baylor won its third game in a row since rare consecutive losses, beating Kansas State 74-49 on Tuesday night. Tchamwa Tchatchoua scored 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting, including a 3-pointer from the top of the key, and the 6-foot-8 … Read more

No. 14 Villanova beat DePaul for 22nd straight time, 67-43

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Justin Moore scored 16 points, Collin Gillespie had 14 and No. 14 Villanova beat DePaul for the 22nd straight time, 67-43 on Tuesday night. The Blue Demons (10-9, 1-8 Big East) last topped the Wildcats on Jan. 3, 2008. Two national championships later, the Wildcats (15-5, 8-2) continue to reign as … Read more

No. 22 Marquette showing toughness in Smart’s debut season

Milwaukee (AFP) – Marquette’s post-season hopes have been teetering with the New Year. The Golden Eagles had lost four consecutive games, including their first three in the Big East. The slip culminated with a crushing double overtime loss on January 1 against Creighton, who allowed the bell to be hit with a 3-pointer at the … Read more

Notre Dame’s Blake Wesley making a name for himself

Blake Wesley arrived at Notre Dame without some of the same fanfare as the new students coming in. The awards went to players such as Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren, Duke’s Paolo Banchero and Auburn’s Jabari Smith. The explosive start to his freshman season put Wesley into a conversation about the best college basketball players and may … Read more

NBA Prospect Watch: Scouts love athleticism of Purdue’s Ivey

Purdue’s Jaden Ivey had no trouble finding ways to stay motivated even after playing his way into the NBA lottery thinking. No matter how high he gets on the draft boards, Ivy continues to play as if he always had something to prove. After the victory over Nebraska last week, Ivey said he shot himself … Read more

UCLA’s Johnny Juzang raises NBA draft stock with NCAA run

UCLA guard Johnny Guzang played a big role in the NCAA tournament last spring, firing the Bruins into the Final Four with a string of incredible performances. The hype ran over the high-goal goalkeeper heading into his junior season, not that he was listening to any of it. “I’ve always been an in, so whether … Read more

NBA Prospect Watch: Hukporti polishing his game Down Under

Ariel Hocporte used to play a leading role in his teams in Germany and Lithuania. The NBA player he hopes to make the most contribution has learned after joining Melbourne United in the National Basketball Association. The 19-year-old, 7-foot-tall German centre, received a call from Melbourne within days of withdrawing from the 2021 NBA draft. … Read more

Davis scores 27 as No. 8 Wisconsin holds off Northwestern

Evanston, Illinois (AP) – Johnny Davis is used to all the attention. All pushes, seizures and shocks by opponents. It just keeps rolling. Davis scored 27 points, and eighth-seeded Wisconsin beat Northwestern 82-76 on Tuesday evening, achieving its seventh straight win. “I think I did a good job of not letting all the bumps and … Read more

Smith, Pack lead Kansas State past No. 23 Texas 66-65

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Mark Smith scored 22 points, Nigel Buck scored the green light with a 1:13 left, and Kansas State held the 23rd spot in Texas without goals in the last 3 1/2 minutes to rally for a 66-65 win Tuesday night. Marcus Carr scored 19 of his top 25 points of the … Read more