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Baylor gets top seed in NCAA committee's initial rankings

Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga and San Diego State are the top seeds in the NCAA's preliminary rankings. The Bears were the No. 1 overall seed in rankings released Saturday by the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. The preliminary rankings, based...

 
 By JOHN MARSHALL    Sports    March 28, 2018

3 freshmen headline AP All-America team for first time

Oklahoma's Trae Young took college basketball by storm, leading the nation in scoring and assists. Deandre Ayton played his one season at Arizona with power and athleticism few could match. Versatile big man Marvin Bagley III made his lone year a...

 

College basketball darkened again by new allegations

The first blow to college basketball came in September, when a federal investigation revealed hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks being funneled to influence recruits. The games went on under the dark cloud hanging over the sport...

 

BUBBLE WATCH: Oklahoma's NCAA Tournament chances are waning

Oklahoma took college basketball by Sooner storm over the season's first two months, winning with a freewheeling style and Trae Young's nightly one-man show. Once the calendar flipped to 2018, the Sooners hit a Big 12 roadblock. College basketball's...

 

Oklahoma State beats Georgetown 97-70 for third in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Oklahoma State coach Brad Underwood motioned his team over for an early timeout, slammed his clipboard to the hardwood and began screaming. The Cowboys were lethargic, seemingly uninterested in playing defense. Once...

 

No. 4 North Carolina rolls over Oklahoma State in Maui

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — North Carolina has won the Maui Invitational three times, championships that were a springboard to two national titles and a trip to the Final Four. Keep playing like this and the Tar Heels could be looking at a repeat...

 

Oklahoma State knocks off UConn 98-90 at Maui Invitational

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Oklahoma State's relentless pressure caused havoc against lesser opponents through the first three games. It worked just as well in the Cowboys' first true test this season. Jawun Evans had 35 points and five of Oklahoma...

 

Concussion forces high schooler to quit football early

PHOENIX (AP, posted Sept. 5, 2016) — Despite all the rehabilitation, the headaches would not go away. The imbalance, while better, was still there. His speech improved, but vision and hearing issues persisted. Months after the blow that caused his...

 

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