Men's college basketball

Washington's Markelle Fultz, right, poses for a photo with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver after being selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the No. 1 pick overall during the NBA basketball draft, Thursday, June 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
June 22, 2017 - 8:01 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have put The Process in the hands of Washington guard Markelle Fultz. Fultz, the 6-foot-4 guard, was selected No. 1 overall in the NBA draft Thursday night and joined former LSU guard Ben Simmons as consecutive top picks for the Sixers. Widely reviled and...
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FILE - In This April 1, 2017 file photo, Gonzaga's Zach Collins reacts during the first half in the semifinals of the Final Four NCAA college basketball tournament against South Carolina in Glendale, Ariz. The role of the big man has changed in the NBA, and that’s evident in the way teams pick centers and post players entering the draft on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The Gonzaga freshman is considered a possible lottery pick entering Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
June 21, 2017 - 2:21 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The role of the big man has changed in the NBA, and that's evident in the way teams pick centers and post players entering Thursday's draft. The style of play favors versatile players who can space the floor, or play inside and out. And that means players who spend more time in...
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FILE - In this March 17, 2017, file photo, Kansas's Josh Jackson (11) goes up for a shot over UC Davis's Garrison Goode (44), Brynton Lemar (0) and Mikey Henn (24) in the first half of a first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Tulsa, Okla. Jackson spent one season at Kansas and is expected to be a top-five pick in Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:59 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top forwards in Thursday's NBA draft needed only a season in college to secure their position in the lottery. Kansas' Josh Jackson and Duke's Jayson Tatum are one-and-done small forwards with size and athleticism, and they're almost certain to go in the top five overall...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2017, file photo, Duke's Luke Kennard shoots while Miami's Davon Reed (5) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. Kennard left Duke after two seasons and is expected to be a first-round pick in Thursday's NBA draft. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 20, 2017 - 2:04 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The top shooting guards in Thursday night's NBA draft certainly offer plenty of high-scoring punch. They also come with some question marks. Kentucky's Malik Monk is the top prospect and is expected to go in the lottery, followed by Louisville's Donovan Mitchell and Duke's Luke...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Kentucky guard De'Aaron Fox (0) goes up for a dunk in front of Wichita State guard Landry Shamet (11) during the second half of a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament, in Indianapolis. Fox is expected to be a picked at the NBA Draft. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
June 19, 2017 - 11:40 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Teams looking for point guard help in Thursday night's NBA draft are in luck — as long as they have a high pick, that is. Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball have been the headliners in so much of the pre-draft conversations, projected to be selected first and second. Who will go...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2016, file photo, UCLA's Lonzo Ball (2) walks by his father LaVar Ball, right, to greet family members after UCLA defeated Long Beach State in an NCAA college basketball game in Los Angeles. By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. (AP Photo/Michael Owen Baker, File)
June 19, 2017 - 10:41 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By now the entire basketball world knows Lonzo Ball is a singular talent with a unique parent. The UCLA product with preternatural court vision is among the most intriguing prospects in the NBA draft this week. In perhaps the greatest testament to his abilities, his father LaVar...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino walks off the court after a 73-69 loss to Michigan in a second-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Indianapolis. The NCAA suspended Pitino, Thursday, June 15, 2017, for five ACC games following sex scandal investigation. A former men's basketball staffer is alleged to have hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)
June 15, 2017 - 1:41 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on the NCAA ruling in the Louisville basketball investigation (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Louisville coach Rick Pitino blasted the NCAA's ruling and defended his program while saying he will continue to move forward "because that's what leaders do." He put much of...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino looks on as his team falls behind late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA suspended Pitino, Thursday, June 15, 2017, for five ACC games following sex scandal investigation. A former men's basketball staffer is alleged to have hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
June 15, 2017 - 1:28 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also handed down other penalties Thursday, including placing the basketball program on four years' probation,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino looks on as his team falls behind late in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The NCAA suspended Pitino, Thursday, June 15, 2017, for five ACC games following sex scandal investigation. A former men's basketball staffer is alleged to have hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. (AP Photo/Robert Franklin, File)
June 15, 2017 - 12:45 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also Thursday placed the basketball program on four years' probation, vacated wins in which ineligible players...
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June 15, 2017 - 10:18 am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville and coach Rick Pitino are awaiting discipline from the NCAA on Thursday regarding a sex scandal that engulfed the men's basketball program. A former men's basketball staffer is alleged to have hired strippers to entertain players and recruits. The school met with...
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