KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - It seemed as if everybody was rooting against Missouri, the school that nearly brought the Big 12 to ruin, and you can be sure coach Frank Haith and the rest of the Tigers heard them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 19 points and No. 1 Kentucky survived a feisty effort by LSU to take a 60-51 victory Friday in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Phil Pressey and Kim English each scored 23 points, leading No. 5 Missouri past Texas 81-67 Friday night in a bruising Big 12 semifinal.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Tyshawn Taylor bemoaned the way No. 3 Kansas started the game. He railed against the way the Jayhawks rebounded, got back on defense and guarded Baylor's best shooters.
NO. 2 SYRACUSE 58, CONNECTICUT 55
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Never fond of conference tournaments to begin with, this sure didn't change Frank Martin's mind.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Elijah Johnson scored a career-high 26 points, and No. 3 Kansas began pursuit of its third straight Big 12 tournament title with an 83-66 win over Texas A&M in the quarterfinals Thursday.
MIAMI (AP) - Touchdown, Peyton Manning.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Texas A&M's Big 12 basketball activity has been extended at least one day.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Peyton Manning era in Indianapolis is expected to end Wednesday, according to a report.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Chiefs designated Dwayne Bowe as their franchise player, keeping the impact wide receiver off the free-agent market this offseason.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Matthew Dellavedova scored 22 points to lead Saint Mary's to a 78-74 victory against No. 24 Gonzaga on Monday night to claim its second West Coast Conference tournament title and automatic NCAA bid in three years.
Kentucky, Syracuse and Kansas are the top three teams in The Associated Press' college basketball poll for a second straight week.
NO. 2 SYRACUSE 58,
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Illinois State had the right guy at the line. Wichita State turned cold, cold, cold at the wrong time.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
LAWRENCE - After a shaky start by Montell Cozart a week ago, Kansas coach Charlie Weis decided to throw a bunch of short passes early in Saturday's game to give his young quarterback some confidence.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James "Big Game" Shields came up just short in the Kansas City Royals' biggest game of the season.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Blake Sims threw for 445 yards, the second-best passing performance in Alabama history, and the third-ranked Crimson Tide overcame a sloppy performance to beat Florida 42-21 on Saturday.
NEW YORK - Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Jamaal Charles practiced in a limited capacity Friday for the second straight day, raising hopes that the Chiefs' Pro Bowl running back will be available for Sunday's game in Miami.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. - Slogging through the rubble of that Super Bowl landslide, John Elway blew up his defense.
Nick Marshall threw two touchdown passes, Auburn forced three turnovers and the fifth-ranked Tigers held on to beat mistake-prone No. 20 Kansas State 20-14 on Thursday night.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Lorenzo Cain hit a three-run homer, Nori Aoki kept up his tear at the plate and the Kansas City Royals roughed up Chicago White Sox ace Chris Sale in a 6-2 victory Wednesday night that kept the pressure on Detroit in the AL Central.
Some victories can be a sign that a program that has hit hard times could be heading for better days.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were supposed to be vastly improved this year. The standings show a big, fat zero in the win column.