• Allen scores 26, No. 13 Florida tops South Carolina 81-66

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — KeVaughn Allen scored 26 points, a considerably better performance than his last game against South Carolina, and No. 13 Florida beat the Gamecocks 81-66 on Tuesday night.

  • Northern Illinois keeps Marcus Keene in check, beats CMU

    MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Levi Bradley scored 18 points, Marin Maric had 16 points and nine rebounds, and Northern Illinois snapped a four-game losing streak with an 89-66 victory over Central Michigan on Tuesday night.

  • Johnson, Auburn drop LSU to 14th straight loss, 98-75

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl spoke optimistically about the direction of his program, which had just guaranteed its first winning season in eight years.

  • Terrell leads balanced Rhode Island past La Salle 67-56

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jared Terrell tied his season high with 24 points to lead three others into double figures as Rhode Island defeated La Salle 67-56 on Tuesday night, staying in place among the top four teams in the Atlantic 10 that earn a bye into the conference tournament quarterfinals.

  • Cline’s 3-pointers lift No. 14 Purdue over Penn State

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Ryan Cline scored six of his 11 points in overtime to lift No. 14 Purdue to a 74-70 victory over Penn State on Tuesday night.

  • Vandy swaps duties for assistant coach fighting liver cancer

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason is switching up the job responsibilities for assistant Osia Lewis while he fights liver cancer.

  • Utah’s NCAA Tournament hopes in trouble after skid

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said he “just about blew a gasket” Sunday when he heard giggles on the bus ride after his Utes blew a nine-point lead in the final minutes of a loss to an Oregon State team that was 0-14 in Pac-12 play.

  • Authorities investigating death of Clemson associate AD

    EASLEY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of an associate athletics director at Clemson University.

  • Once under fire, Pitino, Gophers surging toward NCAA Tourney

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — This time a year ago, Richard Pitino was at the center of a storm in Minnesota. The Golden Gophers were a disaster on the court and a distraction off of it, on their way to a two-win Big Ten season in his third year on the job.

  • Maori say rising popularity of haka dance can obscure origin

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The sight of young men doing the haka war dance that originated with the Maori people of New Zealand has become commonplace at college and high school football games across Utah, but some Maori people think the widespread use betrays the sacred origin of their cultural ritual.