JIM O'CONNELL

HOUSTON - The NCAA Tournament started on March 15 with Florida Gulf Coast handing Fairleigh Dickinson a 96-65 beatdown. Read more

Valentine, Hield lead AP's All-America team

Whenever talk of the best college basketball player this season came up so did two names: Denzel Valentine of Michigan State and Buddy Hield of Oklahoma. They were unanimous selections Tuesday to The Associated Press' 2015-16 All-America team. Read more

HOF writer's opinion on the NCAA Tourney

Sharpen the pencil. Make sure the eraser is ready. Time to fill out the much-awaited NCAA Tournament bracket. Here's one man's opinion of who is going to advance through the regionals and find a way to Houston for the Final Four. Read more

Kentucky had week's biggest jump in Top 25

Kentucky had the week's biggest jump in the Top 25, moving up six spots to No. 16. Three teams - Miami, Maryland and Iowa - all fell four places. There were no changes in the teams in the Top 25 and that was surprising considering then-No. Read more

Kansas is first team this season to return to No. 1

Kansas is No. 1 for a second time this season - the first school to reach the top for a second stint. The Jayhawks have been No. 1 for three weeks this season, the first two in January. Michigan State was No. Read more

Texas A&M and Utah return to the rankings

Texas A&M and Utah both return to the Top 25 this week, replacing Dayton and Providence. The Aggies (20-7) return at No. 21 after wins over Mississippi and Kentucky last week. Read more

Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season

Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll. The Wildcats had been ranked No. Read more

Iowa, Texas A&M at rare ranks

Iowa is at its highest ranking in 29 years while Texas A&M is at its highest ranking ever. The Hawkeyes, who have beaten five ranked teams this season, are third, their highest ranking since January 1987. Read more

Oklahoma back on top of AP poll for first time in 26 years

Oklahoma is No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 for the first time since the final two weeks of the 1989-90 season. The Sooners took the top spot in style, getting all 65 first-place votes from the national media panel. They are the first unanimous No. Read more

Michigan State again No. 1, with conference play coming up

This is the week conference play begins so it's so long to mismatches and guarantee games. Now it's a neighborhood thing, and that means plenty of games that can affect the Top 25. Read more

Gonzaga out of Top 25

Gonzaga is out of The Associated Press Top 25 men's basketball poll for the first time since February 2014, a run of 24 consecutive polls. The Bulldogs, who lost to UCLA last week to drop to 6-3, were tied for the eighth-longest current streak. Read more

It's almost over for some of the bubble teams

When the field of 68 is finally revealed Sunday evening it means the phrase "bubble watch" goes on its trip to the land of jargon until next February when it again will be around as the regular season starts to come to a close. Read more

UConn and Kentucky for national title

ARLINGTON, Texas - Connecticut and Kentucky couldn't have met in last year's championship game and few people gave them a chance to be in this year's. Read more

Zeller near unanimous preseason pick

The biggest man on The Associated Press' preseason All-America team got the most votes. Seven-foot sophomore center Cody Zeller, the main reason Indiana is the preseason No. Read more

This Week's Circulars

 
 

CONTACT US

  • Switchboard: 907-586-3740
  • Circulation and Delivery: 907-586-3740
  • Newsroom Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Business Fax: 907-586-9097
  • Accounts Receivable: 907-523-2230
  • View the Staff Directory
  • or Send feedback

ADVERTISING

SUBSCRIBER SERVICES

SOCIAL NETWORKING