PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) - Duje Dukan thought he had created a turnover with a held ball. The referees said he was guilty of a foul instead.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Growing up in Kansas City, Shane Ray was a "Big 12 kid." Through his redshirt season in 2011, Missouri was a Big 12 school.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Southern California offensive line coach Tim Drevno refers to his freshmen as "rookies." After a dismal performance against rival UCLA, Drevno needs them to play like veterans against Notre Dame.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Eric Thompson scored 20 points and Pacific survived a scare from Division II Alaska-Anchorage, winning 71-62, to advance in the Great Alaska Shootout on Wednesday.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Devin Booker scored 19 points for his second career best in as many games, Karl-Anthony Towns added 13 with 11 rebounds, and No. 1 Kentucky had no trouble with Texas-Arlington in Tuesday night's 92-44 blowout. The Wildcats (6-0) concluded a busy season-opening stretch of six games in 11 days with a complete effort on both ends.
Top-ranked Kentucky certainly made a believer of Kansas coach Bill Self last week.
Dawn Staley and her South Carolina Gamecocks finally have ascended to the top of the poll.
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Rondae Hollis-Jefferson and Brandon Ashley each scored 15 points, helping No. 3 Arizona wear down Missouri for a 72-53 victory in the opening round the Maui Invitational on Monday.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Dakari Johnson scored 11 points, Andrew Harrison had 10 and No. 1 Kentucky used a dominant defense to blow out No. 4 Kansas 72-40 in Tuesday's State Farm Champions Classic.
BERKELEY (AP) - Reshanda Gray scored 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting as No. 14 Cal won its home opener on Tuesday night, defeating Nevada 76-54.
STANFORD (AP) - Amber Orrange and new-look Stanford made an impressive national statement while snapping another one of Connecticut's remarkable winning streaks - without an Ogwumike sister in sight.
The first regular-season college basketball poll did not look a whole lot different than The Associated Press preseason Top 25: A few teams swapped places, and the one that lost dropped out.
RIVERSIDE (AP) - Cody Demps made a game-winning jumper with 17 second left to lift Sacramento State over UC Riverside 70-69 on Monday night.
STANFORD, Calif. (AP) - It's possible no one was happier when the Pac-12's preseason media poll picked Oregon to win the North Division than Stanford coach David Shaw and his players.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - The difference in attitude at California is stark heading into coach Sonny Dykes' second season.
STANFORD (AP) - Chasson Randle has no problem saying it: The Stanford star believes he can score against anybody.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) - Maryland ended Princeton's undefeated season, UConn won in another rout, and Tennessee remained perfect at home Monday night. Both teams advanced to the Sweet 16.
Missy Franklin has bid farewell to college swimming and is turning pro.
There were no big upsets in the first half of Friday's action in the NCAA Tournament. There will be, however, some good matchups in the round of 32, including one the state of Kansas has been anticipating for almost 20 years.
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Duke advanced after getting a scare from Albany. A couple other underdogs almost pulled off upsets, but only No. 11 Miami, No. 11 Gonzaga and No. 10 Arkansas were double-digit seeds to win.
BERKELEY (AP) - Reshanda Gray spent the closing minutes pounding her chest in celebration and running up and down the bench high-fiving as California's supporting cast closed out an impressive NCAA Tournament opener at home in Haas Pavilion.
There's a way to beat Kentucky.
Geno Auriemma and his UConn Huskies are ready to begin their quest for a third straight national championship.
By The Associated Press
By JOHN MARSHALL
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) - A pair of Tennessee girls basketball high school teams have been pulled from the postseason for trying to lose a game to avoid the top-ranked team and improve their chances of advancing to the state tournament.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Marcus Mariota knows what he has to do at the NFL combine, whether he throws there or not.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - He couldn't stop fighting the NCAA any more than he could give up chewing towels courtside. Jerry Tarkanian built a basketball dynasty in the desert, but it was his decades-long battle with the NCAA that defined him far more than the wins and losses.
STORRS, Conn. (AP) - Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis scored 23 points and Breanna Stewart added 22 to help No. 2 UConn beat top-ranked South Carolina 87-62 on Monday night.
STOCKTON (AP) - Jett Raines scored 14 points and Stacy Davis had nine points and nine rebounds to lead Pepperdine to a 50-43 win over Pacific oasn Thursday night.
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