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Cats bounce back with win over Providence

EVANSTON-Northwestern responded to a disappointing season-opening loss to Merrimack with an impressive 72-63 bounce-back win against a seasoned and physical Providence team on Wednesday night at Welah-Ryan Arena.NU came into the game as a nine-point underdog, but head coach...

Breakdown: Purdue’s loss at Marquette

MILWAUKEE — For the second time in as many games, Purdue put itself in position to win, and for the second time in as many games, it didn't.This time, an 18-point late-first-half lead went by the wayside and the...

Flynn, Mensah help SDSU beat Grand Canyon, 86-61

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- First a win at BYU and then finally, a win against pesky Grand Canyon.It's been a big five-day stretch for San Diego State, which dominated inside and outside against Grand Canyon to win 86-61 Tuesday...

Dziagwa’s 7 3s lead Cowboys to 73-54 win over Charleston

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Thomas Dziagwa wasn’t sure why it took Oklahoma State so long to get going. Once the Cowboys did, Dziagwa and the team put on a stellar performance they hope will pay dividends the rest of...

Hot start helps No. 18 Ohio State rout No. 10 Villanova

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Not even Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann saw this coming.His 18th-ranked Buckeyes looked NCAA Tournament-ready in their third game, racing out to a big lead, playing solid defense and smothering No. 10 Villanova 76-51 on...

Smith, Brumant lead Columbia over Binghamton 75-63

NEW YORK (AP) -- Mike Smith had 19 points to lead five Columbia players in double figures as the Lions topped Binghamton 75-63 on Wednesday night to pick up their first win in three starts.Randy Brumant added 16 points...

Michigan coach Juwan Howard signs 1st recruit: Zeb Jackson

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan coach Juwan Howard has added his first recruit to the program.Howard says shooting guard Zeb Jackson signed Wednesday to play for the Wolverines next season. The 6-foot-3 Jackson is ranked No. 62 among...

Ex-insurance exec gets 6 months in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) -- A former California insurance executive was sentenced to six months in prison for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits.Toby MacFarlane, 56, of Del...

What went wrong for Kentucky against Evansville?

We’re going to take a deep dive into Kentucky and what happened against Evansville in this space today, and we’re going to have a larger conversation about what, exactly, is going on in Lexington right now and how the...

No. 2 Duke rolls past Central Arkansas 105-54 for 3-0 start

DURHAM, N.C. — Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is pushing his young Blue Devils to worry about defense above all else, both in the intensity of their fullcourt pursuit and their ability to attack the right matchup.That approach, he said,...

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