Johnson, Akron beat E. Michigan 79-62 in MAC Tournament

CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Johnson had a double-double, Noah Robotham scored 19 points and No. 1 seed Akron beat Eastern Michigan 79-62 on Thursday to advance to the semifinals of the Mid-American Conference Tournament.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Michigan team plane slides off runway, players safe

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — A plane carrying the Michigan men's basketball team slid off a runway during an aborted takeoff Wednesday, causing extensive damage to the aircraft and forcing passengers to exit through emergency doors onto wings and slides at Willow Run Airport.

  • Written by LARRY LAGE , AP Sports Writer

Bogut done, Smith back as Cavaliers stumble forward

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — The new center's season is over, cruelly ended by a shocking injury. One injured shooting guard has returned from a broken thumb while another is limping around on a sore foot.

Oh, the coach is still sick, too.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS , AP Sports Writer

Rutgers beats Ohio State, gets first Big 10 Tournament win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rutgers players saw the message loud and clear on the whiteboard in their locker room that read, "New Season," and they heard their first-year coach harp about never before winning a game in the Big Ten Tournament.

  • Written by STEPHEN WHYNO , AP Sports Writer