Basketball

No. 18 Alabama hands No. 1 North Carolina 2nd loss in 4OT

No. 18 Alabama hands No. 1 North Carolina 2nd loss in 4OT

PORTLAND, Ore. — Mark Sears had 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists, and No. 18 Alabama sent top-ranked North Carolina to a second straight loss with a 103-101 victory in a quadruple-overtime thriller Sunday in the third-place game of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament. Jahvon Quinerly added 21 points off the bench for the …

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Indiana WBB coach calls Vegas tourney 'major miss' that set back women's basketball

Indiana WBB coach calls Vegas tourney ‘major miss’ that set back women’s basketball

Indiana women’s basketball coach Teri Moren was frustrated at the organizers of the Las Vegas Invitational at the Mirage Hotel this past weekend for supplying such a subpar, fan-unfriendly setup for the women’s basketball teams that came to play in the tournament. And beyond the frustration, Moren felt the tournament was a step back for …

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As Villanova preps for Michigan State, freshmen ready to add a spark

Villanova falls to Oregon in PK85 Invitational final, 74-67

Another day, another Villanova comeback that fell short. This time, the ‘Cats tried to rally and although they briefly grabbed the lead with 2:27 to go, they were unable to complete the comeback against the shorthanded Oregon Ducks and lost, 74-67. “Our guys fought, we had our chances,” Villanova coach Kyle Neptune said. “Unfortunately, it …

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SLU blows late lead at No. 13 Auburn with awful free-throw shooting

SLU blows late lead at No. 13 Auburn with awful free-throw shooting

Thriving at the free-throw line early in the season, St. Louis University achieved exactly what it wanted in the second half against No. 13 Auburn on Sunday. While trying to overtake the Tigers on the road and then build on a late lead, the Billikens earned multiple trips to the line. And that’s where the …

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Boston College Men's Basketball Defeats Rhode Island, 53-49

Boston College Men’s Basketball Defeats Rhode Island, 53-49

The Rhode Island Rams traveled up to Chestnut Hill on Sunday afternoon to face the Boston College Eagles in a men’s basketball match-up to cap off Thanksgiving break. After a back-and-forth and defensive game, Boston College came out on top, 53-49. The game started close, with both teams creating some open looks on offense in …

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Siena vs.  Seton Hall odds, picks and predictions

Siena vs. Seton Hall odds, picks and predictions

Tea Siena Saints (3-3) face the Seton Hall Pirates (4-2) Sunday in the ESPN Events Invitational 3rd-place game in Kissimmee, Fla., at 5 pm ET (ESPN2). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Siena vs. Seton Hall oddsand make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets. After beating struggling Florida State 80-63 as …

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