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Coach K back, No. 8 Duke rolls inside to beat NC State

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Mark Williams patrolled the lane with an assertive edge that had him cleaning up misses, swatting away shots and scoring through contact from defenders flailing to stop him. ...

Frosh duo helps No. 8 Duke beat Wake Forest without Coach K

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Duke labored through two games with shaky shooting and turnover-prone play since returning from a COVID-19 outbreak. This time the eighth-ranked Blue Devi...

Cunane, No. 5 Wolfpack women beat No. 19 Tar Heels 72-45

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Wes Moore wanted more from his fifth-ranked North Carolina State team on defense, so much so that he was downright grumpy in practices before facing an unbeaten rival. ...

Duke's Banchero works to assert himself with "less finesse"

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Everyone knew Paolo Banchero had the size and skills to be a top NBA prospect before he ever played at No. 2 Duke. The big freshman has been working to be even better at using that...

Baylor, Duke remain 1-2 in AP Top 25 poll with few changes

Baylor is the clear choice for No. 1 in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll. And the voters seem to agree on the group of teams behind the Bears, too. The reigning nat...

Banchero, No. 2 Duke beat Virginia Tech 76-65 in ACC opener

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A.J. Griffin attacked the paint for a whistle-drawing basket, then headed toward the sideline to exchange excited high-fives with Duke's famously rowdy home fans. ...

Staiti, No. 17 Georgia women stun No. 2 NC State 82-80 in OT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Coach Joni Taylor watched her 17th-ranked Georgia team respond without panic or jitters when its big lead vanished in front of a hostile crowd. In fact, the Bull...

Boston, No. 1 South Carolina women win at No. 15 Duke 55-46

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — When South Carolina is at its best, the top-ranked Gamecocks use their length and size to overwhelm opponents with withering and relentless efforts on the glass. ...

No. 9 Iowa returns from COVID-19 pause, loses at Duke 79-64

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Ninth-ranked Iowa never looked like itself playing a road game in front of a hostile crowd in its return from a COVID-19 pause. “We were out of sorts,” coach Lisa...

UNC rolls by No. 24 Michigan 72-51 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Caleb Love and Armando Bacot believed North Carolina could play better than it showed in back-to-back losses to ranked teams. The Tar Heels proved it against No. 24 Michigan. ...

Study: WNBA again earns A-plus grades in diversity hiring

A diversity report has awarded the WNBA high grades again when it comes to racial- and gender-hiring practices. The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at the Univers...

Duke jumps to No. 1 in reshuffled AP Top 25; Purdue to No. 2

Mike Krzyzewski’s final team at Duke has reached a familiar milestone: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll. The Blue Devils jumped four spots to the to...

NCAA champ Baylor among teams thriving with retooled rosters

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Baylor coach Scott Drew knew his sixth-ranked Bears might need time to blend a changed roster after they lost four starters from a national-championship run. ...

No. 6 Baylor beats Michigan State 75-58 for Atlantis title

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — James Akinjo held the MVP trophy as he danced on the court in a crowd of his new Baylor teammates. Around him bounced talented freshmen and multiple guys thriving in la...

No. 22 UConn beats VCU 70-63 in OT for 3rd at Atlantis

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Isaiah Whaley heard the whistle and saw the ball go through the basket, then turned to immediately punch the padded stanchion with each hand. Then, in...