College Basketball

Smith, Dama lead Eastern Illinois past UT Martin 80-60

CHARLESTON, Ill. (AP) - Mack Smith and Muusa Dama each picked up double-doubles to lead Eastern Illinois in an 80-60 defeat of Tennessee Martin on Thursday night. Smith, a freshman, scored a career-best 22 points with six 3-pointers, and pulled…

Missouri uses late run to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Kevin Puryear had 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Missouri rallied in the second half to beat No. 21 Tennessee 59-55 on Wednesday night. Jontay Porter added 10 points and seven rebounds for Missouri (13-5, 3-2…

Ingram leads Loyola-Chicago past Southern Illinois

CHICAGO (AP) - Donte Ingram hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points and Loyola-Chicago won for the fourth straight time and fifth time in six games by shooting its way past Southern Illinois, 79-65 in a Missouri Valley Conference battle…

Silva leads Gamecocks to win over No. 18 Wildcats

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Chris Silva tied his career high with 27 points and South Carolina rallied from 14-points down in the second half to top No. 18 Kentucky 76-68 on Tuesday night. The Gamecocks (12-6, 3-3 Southeastern Conference) seemed…

Spalding scores 23, Louisville beats Notre Dame in 2OT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Junior Ray Spalding scored a career-high 23 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, senior Quentin Snider matched a career high with 22 points and Louisville pulled off an 82-78 double-overtime win over Notre Dame on Tuesday…

Byrd hopes Belmont can contain Morant, Racers

Thursday night, two of the three tied for the lead in the Ohio Valley Conference will meet in Nashville as Belmont will host Murray State in a renewal of their rivalry. The Racers have…

Louisville is No. 2 in latest women's basketball poll

NEW YORK (AP) - Louisville is No. 2 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll for the first time in school history. The Cardinals move up one spot after routing then-No. 2 Notre Dame 100-67 on Thursday to remain unbeaten.…

Kentucky 18th in newest AP basketball poll

Villanova is No. 1, Virginia rises to No. 2 and Purdue moves up to No. 3 in a week of changes in the AP Top 25 . The Wildcats (16-1, 4-1 Big East) moved back into the No. 1 spot…

01/14 Racer Rewind

The Murray State Racers dropped their first OVC game of the season on the road at Jacksonville State, but bounced back with a big win over Tennessee Tech on Saturday. For the…

Murray State roughs up Tennssee Tech 71-45

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Jonathan Stark hit four 3-pointers and scored 18 with five assists and three steals and Terrell Miller Jr. notched a double-double as Murray State put the…

Jacksonville State hands Murray State first OVC loss

JACKSONVILLE, Ala. (AP) - Marlon Hunter scored 21 points and Malcolm Drumwright added 20, including the clinching free throws with 4.3 seconds left, and Jacksonville State handed Murray State its first league loss 76-71…

Mahoney lead SE Missouri St. past Morehead St., 78-75

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Denzel Mahoney scored 22 points and Ledarrius Brewer scored 16 to help Southeast Missouri State beat Morehead State 78-75 on Thursday night. Lamontray Harris and A.J. Hicks each missed potential tying 3s for Morehead State…

No. 3 Louisville women dominate No. 2 Notre Dame

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Asia Durr scored 36 points, Myisha Hines-Allen had a career-high 31 and No. 3 Louisville overwhelmed No. 2 Notre Dame on both ends for a 100-67 blowout victory Thursday night in an Atlantic Coast Conference showdown.…

Louisville snaps No. 23 FSU's 28-game home win streak

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Deng Adel scored 16 points and Louisville rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat 23rd-ranked Florida State 73-69 on Wednesday night and snap the Seminoles' 28-game home winning streak. Ray Spalding added 15 points for…

Suspended Louisville forward enrolls at South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Suspended Louisville freshman Brian Bowen Jr. has signed to play with South Carolina. Bowen was held out of practices and games after Louisville announced it was being investigated as part of a federal corruption probe of…

No. 21 Kentucky rallies late, holds off Texas A&M

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - PJ Washington made a steal that led to Kevin Knox's go-ahead layup with 2:28 left, then added four points down the stretch to help No. 21 Kentucky rally past Texas A&M 74-73 on Tuesday night. Trailing…

Bradley now 8-0 at home, tops Southern Illinois, 68-62

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Donte Thomas scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds as Bradley extended the Missouri Valley Conference's longest home winning streak by holding off Southern Illinois 68-62 on Tuesday night. The Braves are 8-0 at home this…

No. 24 Tennessee rallies from 10 down, beats Vandy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Grant Williams scored a career-best 37 points as No. 24 Tennessee rallied from a 10-point deficit in the second half to beat Vanderbilt 92-84 on Tuesday night. The sophomore forward avoided foul trouble, and Vanderbilt couldn't…

Hawkins finding his shot with Racers

Byron Hawkins had the best debut for a Murray State Racer since 2000, when he scored 28 points in the season opener against Brescia. But since then, whether it has been due to illness…

1/7 Racer Rewind

The Murray State Racers picked up two more wins in OVC play this week over Southeast Missouri and UT Martin. For the best plays of the week, here is this week's Racer…