• Trump welcomes college sports champions at WH reception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoors and out, the White House was overrun with school spirit Friday as President Donald Trump welcomed college sports champions and declared them “great athletes.” Too many of them to fit in one room, the teams took up positions all around the mansion for separate photo ops with the president.

  • Rutgers swimming coach fired amid emotional abuse claims

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has fired its women’s swimming and diving coach amid mental and verbal abuse allegations.

  • Averette, Oklahoma State crush Oral Roberts 91-48

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Brandon Averette has put in a lot of time in the gym working on his 3-pointer, and it showed Thursday night.

  • UIC romps past Delaware State 95-55

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dominique Matthews had 19 points, Dikembe Dixson scored 16 and the pair combined to make 12 of 19 shots from the field as Illinois-Chicago raced to a 95-55 win over Delaware State on Thursday night.

  • Murray paces No. 25 Kentucky in 71-54 win over Montana

    MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — Taylor Murray scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead No. 25 Kentucky to a 71-54 victory over Montana on Thursday night.

  • Better, Cohee lead Southern Utah to 81-69 win over SJSU

    CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — Brandon Better had all 15 of his points in the first half and Jadon Cohee finished with 19 as Southern Utah started fast and held on for an 81-69 win over San Jose State on Thursday night.

  • Freeman’s 23 leads NC State past Presbyterian, 86-68

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Lennard Freeman is turning into a scoring machine.

  • Ponds, St John’s down Nebraska 79-56

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shamorie Ponds scored 22 points, Justin Simon had 13 points and 12 rebounds, and St. John’s pulled away early from Nebraska for a 79-56 victory on Thursday night.

  • Carr’s double-double leads Morgan State past Lincoln, 72-60

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Phillip Carr scored 12 points and snared 19 rebounds and Martez Cameron added 11 points, five assists and three steals as Morgan State rallied in the second half to beat Lincoln (PA) 72-60 on Thursday night.

  • Custer scores 20 as Loyola-Chicago beats UMKC 66-56

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Clayton Custer finished 7-of-11 shooting and scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half, Aundre Jackson made 6 of 8 from the field to finish with 18 points and Loyola-Chicago beat Missouri-Kansas City 66-56 on Thursday night.