Ohio State's Luther Muhammad brought the ball upcourt past Maryland's Aaron Wiggins during the second half Sunday.

Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland

Ohio State coach Chris Holtmann sat across from Luther Muhammad at a recent lunch and told him there would soon be a day when the sophomore guard would need to "be the difference."
Gophers
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Love of basketball put Bryant, others on final fatal flight

The six passengers traveling with Kobe Bryant and his daughter in the helicopter that crashed into a Southern California mountainside last month were joined by their love of basketball. Among them, two teammates of Bryant's 13-old-daughter, a coach with a rising profile in girls' basketball and three parents of basketball-crazed children. Their pilot, who was taking them to a basketball tournament, was a veteran flier whose friends and customers said was exactly the guy a passenger would want at the controls.
Gophers
February 23

Stanford cruises past Washington State 75-57

Oscar da Silva is a tough matchup for anyone. He can score inside and outside and that versatility was on display Sunday night in Stanford's 75-57 victory over Washington State.
Gonzaga's Nigel Williams-Goss, right, drives the ball against Saint Mary's Dane Pineau (22) and Joe Rahon, center, during the first half of an NCAA co
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February 23

Allen, Plummer help Utah beat USC 79-65, snap 3-game skid

Utah did not squander a late lead to USC, even without the team's starting point guard on the floor in the final minutes. The Utes finished strong.
Gophers
February 23

Mooney, Gibbs lead Notre Dame to 87-71 win over Miami

Prentiss Hubb reminded Notre Dame fans that John Mooney's not the only Fighting Irish player who can uncork a double-double.
Vikings
February 23

Dolphins assistant Karl Dorrell takes over at Colorado

The University of Colorado has reached into the NFL ranks again to find their head football coach, luring Karl Dorrell back to Boulder from the Miami Dolphins.
Led by Goldy Gopher, Minnesota fans cheered during a team pep rally at the Citrus Bowl Pep Rally, Wednesday, December 31, 2014 in Orlando, FL.
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Gophers
February 23

Blackmon leads St. Francis (PA) past Long Island

Isaiah Blackmon scored 21 points and Keith Braxton posted a double-double and St. Francis (PA) beat Long Island University 74-71 on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Zegarowski can't miss, No. 15 Creighton routs No. 21 Butler

Butler paid a heavy price for leaving Marcus Zegarowski open.
Gophers
February 23

Mount St. Mary's upsets Merrimack; Hayes sets steals mark

Nana Opoku had a career-high 25 points plus 14 rebounds as Mount St. Mary's defeated Merrimack 65-57 on Sunday in a game which the Warriors' Juvaris Hayes set an all-divisions record for career steals.
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Gophers
February 23

Morales, Ford help Wagner top St. Francis (Bkn) 75-71 in OT

Alex Morales opened overtime with a 3-pointer and he and Elijah Ford combined for 43 points as Wagner battled past Saint Francis (Brooklyn) 75-71 on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Clutch Jenkins sends Fairleigh Dickinson past Robert Morris

Jahlil Jenkins had 20 points as Fairleigh Dickinson edged past Robert Morris 75-70 on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Pivec scores 24, No. 15 Oregon St. women top Cal, snap skid

Mikayla Pivec scored 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting and No. 15 Oregon State beat California 76-63 on Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak — its longest skid since February of 2013.
Memphis wide receiver Tevin Jones (87) reaches for a pass in front of Tulsa cornerback Darrell Williams (6) in the first quarter of an NCAA college fo
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Gophers
February 23

Williams, Jessup spark Bronos past New Mexico 74-61

RJ Williams poured in 27 points and grabbed 17 rebounds, Justinian Jessup added 15 points and four assists on a history-making day and Boise State defeated New Mexico 74-61 on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Florida leads the entire way beating No. 22 Arkansas women

Kiara Smith scored 26 points and Lavender Briggs scored 20 and Florida upset No. 22-ranked Arkansas holding off the Razorbacks late for an 83-80 win on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Melgoza, Washington upset No. UCLA 74-68

Washington is better than its sub-par record.
Gophers
February 23

Georgia Tech defeats No. 17 Florida State women 65-62

Francesca Pan scored 23 points and Georgia Tech beat No. 17 Florida State 65-62 on Sunday, giving the Yellow Jackets a season sweep.
Gophers
February 23

Oturu leads Minnesota past Northwestern 83-57

Coach Richard Pitino is sharing a message about his team — the Minnesota Gophers are still alive.
Gophers
February 23

No. 1 South Carolina beats No. 14 Kentucky to win SEC title

South Carolina's latest Southeastern Conference title took precedent over personal achievement, though coach Dawn Staley was grateful to those that made her milestone possible.
Gophers
February 23

Edert leads Saint Peter's past Rider in 73-54 win

Doug Edert had a season-high 28 points — 16 in a little more than three minutes in the second half — and St. Peter's beat Rider 73-54 on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Carter scores 23, No. 16 A&M women rock Auburn 84-54

Chennedy Carter scored 23 points and No. 16 Texas A&M cruised to an 84-54 win over Auburn on Sunday.
Gophers
February 23

Friedel, Wilson spark S. Dakota St. past S. Dakota 85-80

Noah Freidel scored 21 of his 26 points after halftime and South Dakota State stretched its win streak to eight games, defeating South Dakota 85-80 on Sunday.