Curry and Warriors rout Mavericks 130-92

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry had 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, rookie Jonathan Kuminga put on a show in the fourth and scored 22 points, and the Golden State Warriors routed Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks 130-92 on Tuesday night. It was a tough night for Dallas seeing Tim Hardaway Jr. … Read more

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

‘Old Man’ Love relishing reserve role with rising Cavaliers

Cleveland (AFP) – Kevin Love pulled off his seat, a place on the bench that revived his career and helped fuel the Cavaliers’ astonishing rise, bypassing coach JB Bickerstaff who was standing near the scorers’ table. Stopping near the middle, Love yelled and pointed to teammate Dean Wade, another Cleveland Reserve, who drew a three-pointer … Read more

Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee set for matchup with Cleveland

Milwaukee Bucks (30-19, fourth in the Eastern Conference) vs. Cleveland Cavaliers (29-19, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Cleveland; Wednesday, 7 pm EST BOTTOM LINE: Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks visit the Cleveland Cavaliers. Antetokounmpo is fourth in the league averaging 28.6 points per game. The Cavaliers are 16-10 in Eastern Conference games. Cleveland ranks … Read more

Lakers’ Frank Vogel shrugs off worries about job insecurity

Los Angeles (AFP) – Lakers coach Frank Vogel shrugged off widespread reports of job insecurity Wednesday night, saying it was all part of being in charge of the 17-time NBA champion. “In this business and with this team, if you don’t win at a very high level, you get that kind of hype,” Vogel said … 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