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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk off the field after the national anthem before the beginning of the College Football Playoff National Championship game between LSU and Clemson, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Trump, first lady cheered at national championship game

- The Washington Times

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump were greeted with chants of “four more years” and “U.S.A.!” from a Superdome crowd of 75,000 on Monday night before the start of the college national championship football game between Clemson and Louisiana State University in New Orleans.

Baylor guard Jared Butler (12) smiles with teammate Davion Mitchell (45) while walking past Kansas guard Tristan Enaruna (13) following an NCAA college basketball game against Kansas in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Baylor defeated Kansas 55-67. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner) **FILE**

Baylor jumps to No. 2 in AP Top 25 while Gonzaga stays No. 1

- Associated Press

The Bears leapfrogged the Jayhawks and Duke into the second spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll on Monday. They finished with 1,567 points in voting by 65 media members who regularly cover the game, just seven back of top-ranked Gonzaga - even though Baylor had 31 first-place votes and the Bulldogs had 30.

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron, left, and Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney shake hands after a news conference for the NCAA College Football Playoff national championship game Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, in New Orleans. Clemson is scheduled to play LSU on Monday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip).

Clemson can join elite company with third national title in four years

- Associated Press

No. 3 Clemson (14-0) will try to become the fourth team since The Associated Press began crowning college football national champions in 1936 to win three titles in four seasons when it faces No. 1 LSU (14-0) on Monday night at the Superdome.

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Baylor forward Tristan Clark (25) is guarded by Iowa State forward George Conditt IV (4) during the second half half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (AP Photo/Jerry Larson)

Baylor tries to keep rolling in Big 12 play -- men and women

- Associated Press

The Big 12 continues conference play with second-ranked Baylor trying to protect a perfect conference record when the Bears (14-1, 4-0) head to Oklahoma State on Saturday. Here's what else is going on in the league:

Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim (35) celebrates a there point play with teammate Syracuse guard Joseph Girard III (11) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Syracuse defeated Virginia 63-55 in overtime. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Son also rises: Buddy Boeheim playing sweet for Syracuse

- Associated Press

With the shot clock about to expire in an overtime game on the road against the reigning national champions, Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim curls far behind the arc on the right wing. He barely glances at his target, then launches a shot over the outstretched arms of a Virginia defender.

Gonzaga guard Admon Gilder (1) goes after the ball, after knocking it away from Santa Clara forward Keshawn Justice (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Ayayi leads No. 1 Gonzaga over Santa Clara 104-54

- Associated Press

Coach Mark Few took a moment to reflect on Gonzaga's record-tying 32nd consecutive regular-season West Coast Conference win, one of the easier victories in the streak.

Pepper lifts UC Davis past Long Beach St. 85-82

Associated Press

Elijah Pepper scored a career-high 19 points and grabbed a key defensive rebound with three seconds to play and UC Davis held off Long Beach 85-82 on Thursday night.

Aiken Jr., Perry lift Eastern Washington over Idaho 78-75

Associated Press

Kim Aiken Jr. totaled 18 points, eight rebounds, six assists, three steals and two blocks, and Jack Perry hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 16 seconds left in the game to lift Eastern Washington to a 78-75 victory over Idaho on Thursday night.