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. 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

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

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

No. 24 Tennessee scores final 8, beating Vanderbilt 68-60

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – The short jump of Aros Plavcic broke 55 seconds to tie the tie at 60, and the 24th-seeded Tennessee scored the final eight points as they edged rival Vanderbilt 68-60 Tuesday night for their ninth straight Falls. win the series. None of the folders on the current roster are lost at … Read more

No. 18 Texas Tech’s strong 2nd half beats No. 15 Iowa State

LUBOOK, Texas (AFP) – Kevin O’Banor scored 13 of his 15 points after the break as the 18th-seeded Texas Tech turned the 18th seeded game close to a 72-60 win over No. 15 at Iowa on Tuesday night, giving the Red Raiders for the first time. third in a row. Victory over a ranked opponent. … Read more

Towns’ three-point play helps Wolves edge Knicks 112-110

New York (AFP) – Karl-Anthony Towns converted a three-point game with 29 seconds left, and the Minnesota Timberwolves overcame the New York Knicks 112-110 on Tuesday night. The Knicks had a strong game from Kemba Walker on his comeback from a nine-game absence with a left knee injury and took the lead for most of … Read more

Wilson, Braun lead No. 7 Kansas past Oklahoma 67-64

Norman, Oklahoma (AP) – Jalen Wilson scored 16 points and Christian Brown broke the tie 3-pointers with 10.9 seconds left in the No. 7 Kansas win over Oklahoma 67-64 on Tuesday night. Brown awarded a 3rd corner lead to the Jayhawks 65-62. They fouled Jordan Goldwire with 6.1 seconds left to prevent him from making … Read more