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Top 25 women's basketball roundup

Ohio State players celebrate on the court after their 84-82 overtime victory over Iowa in Wednesday's game in Iowa City, Iowa. (Charlie Neibergall/AP Photo)

Madison Greene had 20 points and a career-high six steals, Jacy Sheldon and Braxtin Miller each added 18 points and No. 15 Ohio State beat Iowa 84-82 in overtime to snap the Hawkeyes’ 42-game home winning streak

Top 25 men's college basketball roundup

Louisville guard Dre Davis shoots over Wake Forest guard Jonah Antonio (20) and forward Ismael Massoud during Wednesday's game in Winston-Salem, N.C. No. 16 Louisville won, 77-65. (Andrew Dye/The Winston-Salem Journal/AP Photo)

Carlik Jones scored a season-high 23 points to help No. 16 Louisville beat Wake Forest 77-65 on Wednesday night

McClung lifts No. 15 Texas Tech past No. 4 Texas, 79-77

Texas Tech guard Mac McClung (0) is grabbed by guard Kyler Edwards (11) as they celebrate McClug's go-ahead jumper with 3 seconds left in Wednesday's game in Austin, Texas. The No. 15 Red Raiders beat fourth-ranked Texas, 79-77. (Eric Gay/AP Photo)

Mac McClung made a long jumper with 3 seconds left and No. 15 Texas Tech rallied to beat No. 4 Texas 79-77 on Wednesday night, ending the Longhorns’ perfect start in the Big 12

Alabama's Nick Saban already working on chasing title No. 8

Alabama head coach Nick Saban leaves the field after his team's 52-24 win over Ohio State in Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

Nick Saban wasn’t ready to contemplate his legacy moments after his record seventh national champion “because you’re always looking forward.”

Top 25 men's college basketball roundup

Michigan guard Chaundee Brown reacts after a dunk during the second half of Tuesday night's game against Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich. The seventh-ranked Wolverines routed No. 9 Wisconsin, 77-54.  (Carlos Osorio/AP Photo)

Mike Smith had 16 points and six assists, and No. 7 Michigan remained unbeaten with another dominant performance, routing No. 9 Wisconsin 77-54

COLUMNS

Hard-luck Friars have been on wrong side of fantastic finishes

Providence is one of frontrunners for the Big East's Hard Luck Team of the Year award. The Friars...

MORE COLLEGE SPORTS

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Wrapping up 2020, looking to 2021

Alabama tight end Jahleel Billingsley runs against Ohio State during the second half of Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Top-ranked Alabama downed the third-ranked Buckeyes, 52-24. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

For those fans who are a tired of the same teams gobbling up the College Football Playoff spots and the top rankings, there is reason to believe next season could be different

Thousands party in streets after Alabama win, despite virus

Alabama fans celebrate in the street in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Monday night, Jan. 11, 2021, after Alabama defeated Ohio State 52-24 in the NCAA college football national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. Many of the fans didn't take basic precautions against the coronavirus like wearing face masks. (Benjamin Flanagan/Alabama Media Group via AP)

Thousands of excited football fans ignored pandemic precautions and partied in streets around the University of Alabama after the Crimson Tide defeated Ohio State for the national championship

No. 1 Alabama wins national title 52-24 over No. 3 Ohio St

Alabama wide receiver John Metchie III, left, congratulates wide receiver DeVonta Smith after the latter scored a touchdown against third-rnaked Ohio State during the first half of an College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday in Miami Gardens, Fla. Top-ranked Alabama won, 52-24. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

No. 1 Alabama has won the College Football Playoff national championship game 52-24 against No. 3 Ohio State

Smith, in just a half, wasn't half bad

Alabama wide receiver DeVonta Smith scores a touchdown past Ohio State safety Josh Proctor during the first half of Monday night's College Football Playoff national championship game in Miami Gardens, Fla. The top-ranked Crimson Tide beat No. 3 Ohio State, 52-24. (Chris O'Meara/AP Photo)

DeVonta Smith did not catch a single pass after halftime

UCONN FOOTBALL

Edsall: UConn will benefit from its no football, no stress fall

UConn head coach Randy Edsall, left, talks to quarterback Jack Zergiotis on the bench during a 2019 game against Central Florida in Orlando. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

While sitting out the competitive college football season, UConn's Randy Edsall heard from several coaching colleagues.

UCONN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

UConn women add Poffenbarger to roster for second semester

The UConn women's basketball program announced Friday morning that Saylor Poffenbarger has enrolled in classes and will join the team for the second semester.

UConn women reschedule two games

The Big East Conference announced an updated women's basketball schedule on Thursday, and two of the rescheduled games involve UConn.

Two UConn women's basketball games postponed, including Wednesday's

UConn Huskies head coach Geno Auriemma uses hand sanitizer as his team takes on the Providence Friars in the second half at Harry A. Gampel Pavilion in Storrs, Conn, Jan 9, 2021. UConn defeated Providence 87-50. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn coach Geno Auriemma spent a good amount of time after Saturday's victory over Providence speaking about inconsistency, his voice tinged with frustration and a note of seriousness.

No. 3 UConn women pick up the pace, remain unbeaten with 87-50 win over Providence

UConn's Paige Bueckers (5) drives against Providence's Chanell Williams (2) during Saturday's Big East game in Storrs. The No. 3 Huskies remained unbeaten with an 87-50 win. (David Butler II/Pool Photo via AP)

UConn freshman Paige Bueckers finished with 23 points and five assists in the third-ranked Huskies' 87-50 Big East victory Saturday over Providence College at Gampel Pavilion, their first game since Dec. 29.

LOCAL ROUNDUP

PROFESSIONAL

Stefanski out of basement, back with Browns after COVID-19

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski looks on from the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. Positive COVID-19 tests have knocked Stefanski out of Cleveland's wild-card game at Pittsburgh on Sunday night — the Browns' first playoff appearance since the 2002 season. (AP Photo/Justin Berl, File)

Browns coach Kevin Stefanski is back with his playoff team after having COVID-19

Urban Meyer returns to sidelines with NFL's Jaguars

In this Dec. 4, 2018, file photo, Ohio State football head coach Urban Meyer answers questions during a news conference announcing his retirement in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

Urban Meyer agreed to become head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday

ON THE AIR

Basketball

5 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Marshall at Western Kentucky.

5 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Alabama-Birmingham at Charlotte.

7 p.m., CBSSN — NCAA men: Bowling Green at Buffalo.

7 p.m., ESPN2 — NCAA men: Duquesne at St. Bonaventure.

7 p.m., ESPNU — NCAA men: Cleveland State at Wright State.

7:30 p.m., ESPN — NBA: Dallas Mavericks at Milwaukee Bucks.

7:30 p.m., NBCSB — NBA: Orlando Magic at Boston Celtics.

7:30 p.m., MSG — NBA: New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers.

9 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Wisconsin at Rutgers.

10 p.m., ESPN — NBA: New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Lakers.

11 p.m., FS1 — NCAA men: Fresno State at Nevada.

Figure Skating

4 p.m., NBCSN — U.S. Championships from Las Vegas.

8 p.m., Ch. 30 — U.S. Championships from Las Vegas.

Golf

7 p.m., Golf Channel — PGA: Sony Open from Honolulu.

Hockey

3:30 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Maine at Providence.

7 p.m., NESN — NCAA men: Northeastern at Boston College.

7 p.m., NHL Network — NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers.

Sailing

9 p.m., NBCSN — America's Cup Challenger Series from Auckland, New Zealand.

Swimming

11 p.m., NBCSN — Pro Swim Series from San Antonio. (taped today)