College Basketball NEWS ARCHIVE

» Saturday, April 21, 2018

Memphis forward announces cancer diagnosis on social media

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab announced Saturday that he has been diagnosed with cancer and has started treatment.

Memphis forward announces cancer diagnosis on social media

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis forward Karim Sameh Azab says he has been diagnosed with leukemia lymphoma and has started treatment.

» Friday, April 20, 2018

Auburn guard Davion Mitchell transferring to Baylor

WACO, Texas (AP) Point guard Davion Mitchell is transferring to Baylor after playing in all 34 games as a freshman at Auburn.

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle to enter name in NBA draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Tyus Battle will enter his name in the NBA draft, but he's not hiring an agent.

Michigan’s Matthews enters NBA draft without hiring agent

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan standout Charles Matthews is taking a step toward playing professional basketball without giving up on the option of staying in school.

Vanderbilt becomes Kentucky’s 6th player to enter NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent.

Jayhawks’ Azubuike enters NBA draft, could return to Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas center Udoka Azubuike (you-DOE'-kuh az-uh-BOO'-kee) is declaring for the NBA draft but is not hiring an agent, leaving open the possibility of returning to the Jayhawks for his junior season.

Michigan’s Matthews enters NBA draft without hiring agent

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan standout Charles Matthews is entering the NBA draft without hiring an agent, giving him the option to stay in school.

Alabama forward Braxton Key says he will transfer

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Alabama sophomore forward Braxton Key is leaving the team and plans to transfer.

» Thursday, April 19, 2018

Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Johnson to join Miami

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Florida Gulf Coast graduate transfer Zach Johnson says he will play his final college season for the Miami Hurricanes, his hometown team.

Scott leaves Holy Cross to join Crean’s staff at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Joe Scott has joined Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean's staff as an assistant.

Seton Hall names Tony Skinn assistant basketball coach

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Seton Hall has hired Tony Skinn as an assistant basketball coach.

Dagan Nelson hired as NYU’s basketball coach

NEW YORK (AP) Dagan Nelson has been hired as basketball coach at New York University, replacing the retiring Joe Nesci.

Kansas State guard Brian Patrick intends to transfer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State guard Brian Patrick has announced his decision to transfer.

» Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft.

Kentucky’s Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats.

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft.

Texas Tech freshman guard Zhaire Smith turning pro

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Zhaire Smith is turning pro after a standout freshman season at Texas Tech that included several highlight dunks and the Red Raiders going to the NCAA Elite Eight for the first time.

Former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen entering NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina forward and former Louisville recruit Brian Bowen is entering the NBA draft.

Richmond dismisses guard Buckingham from men’s hoops team

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Richmond has dismissed sophomore guard De'Monte Buckingham from its basketball program for a violation of athletics department policy.

UNC guard Cameron Johnson has arthroscopic hip procedure

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says guard Cameron Johnson has had an arthroscopic procedure on his hip.

Kentucky’s Gabriel to enter NBA draft, not hiring an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky forward Wenyen Gabriel will enter the NBA draft pool but not hire an agent, remaining eligible to return for his third season with the Wildcats.

» Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Swofford expects ’substantive’ findings from Rice commission

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects ''substantive'' recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.

NC State outlines steps taken in federal hoops investigation

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has released a timeline of steps the university has taken to cooperate with investigators since the federal probe into college basketball became public last fall.

Swofford expects ’substantive’ findings from Rice commission

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) Atlantic Coast Conference Commissioner John Swofford says he expects ''substantive'' recommendations from the committee seeking ways to reform college basketball amid a federal investigation of corruption in the sport.

South Carolina’s leading scorer Silva opts for NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's top scorer and rebounder, Chris Silva, has decided to enter the NBA draft.

Wake Forest’s Doral Moore to skip senior season, turn pro

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest center Doral Moore says he will skip his senior season and turn pro.

Nebraska giving coach Tim Miles one-year contract extension

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska coach Tim Miles has been given a one-year contract extension through 2020-21 after leading the Cornhuskers to their most conference wins in a season.

AP source: Nebraska giving Miles one-year contract extension

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Nebraska basketball coach Tim Miles is receiving a one-year contract extension.

» Monday, April 16, 2018

Vic Bubas, who coached Duke to 3 Final Fours, dies at 91

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Former Duke coach Vic Bubas, who led the Blue Devils to three Final Fours in 10 seasons, has died.

Guard McGusty transferring to Miami from Oklahoma

MIAMI (AP) Guard Kameron McGusty is transferring to the University of Miami after two seasons at Oklahoma.

South Carolina G Beatty granted release from men’s program

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Reserve guard David Beatty has been granted a full release from South Carolina's men's basketball program.

Auburn hires Wes Flanigan as men’s basketball assistant

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn has hired former Arkansas-Little Rock head basketball coach Wes Flanigan as an assistant.

Duke’s Wendell Carter leaving school for NBA after 1 season

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke forward Wendell Carter Jr. is leaving for the NBA Draft after one season in college.

Georgetown adding NC State 7-foot transfer Omer Yurtseven

WASHINGTON (AP) North Carolina State's Omer Yurtseven is transferring to Georgetown.

» Saturday, April 14, 2018

Michigan’s Moe Wagner enters NBA draft, skips senior season

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Moe Wagner is entering the NBA draft, and this year it sounds like that decision is final.

Michigan’s Moe Wagner enters NBA draft, skips senior season

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Moe Wagner has decided to sign with an agent and enter the NBA draft.

» Friday, April 13, 2018

Anderson resigns as Maryland following 6-month sabbatical

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Kevin Anderson has resigned as Maryland athletic director after a seven-year run that ended in a surprising leave of absence.

Chris Darrington transferring from Tennessee to Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) Former Tennessee reserve guard Chris Darrington is transferring to Toledo.

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigned Friday, weeks after the college opened what has become a wide-ranging investigation that unearthed allegations of problems ranging from abusive conduct to financial improprieties within the program.

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigns amid investigation

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos resigned Friday, weeks after the college opened what has become a wide-ranging investigation that unearthed allegations of problems ranging from abusive conduct to financial improprieties within the program.

» Thursday, April 12, 2018

Michigan’s Watson says he’ll ’explore other options’

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan swingman Ibi Watson says he's decided to ''explore other options'' in a message on his Twitter account.

Former UTA head coach Scott Cross hired by TCU as assistant

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Former Texas-Arlington coach Scott Cross has joined TCU as an assistant coach.

NC State’s Keatts undergoes knee surgery to repair tendon

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is recovering from knee surgery.

Attorneys for plaintiff criticize Michigan State’s statement

Attorneys for the woman suing Michigan State University over the school's response to an alleged sexual assault involving three former basketball players in 2015 sharply criticized the school on Thursday.

Memphis’ Hardaway signs first 2 recruits, including his son

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) New Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has announced the signings of his first two recruits, including his son.

Purdue gets Boudreaux as graduate transfer from Dartmouth

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Forward Evan Boudreaux has decided to play his final two seasons of basketball at Purdue.

Indiana’s Juwan Morgan declares for draft, won’t hire agent

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) Indiana forward Juwan Morgan has declared for this year's NBA draft.

Florida’s rebuild would get tougher without Jalen Hudson

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida coach Mike White has a rebuilding project ahead, and he's not quite sure how significant an undertaking it will be.

» Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Harrell leaving Creighton to play for his cousin at Denver

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Ronnie Harrell Jr. is leaving Creighton to play his final season at the University of Denver as a graduate transfer.

Michigan State says Counseling Center acted appropriately

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State University says the woman accusing three former basketball players of a 2015 sexual assault was treated appropriately by the school's Counseling Center, and the school says it has found no evidence that she was discouraged from making a Title IX complaint or a complaint to police.

Michigan State says Counseling Center acted appropriately

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State University says the woman accusing three former basketball players of a 2015 sexual assault was treated appropriately by the school's Counseling Center, and the school says it has found no evidence that she was discouraged from making a Title IX complaint or a complaint to police.

Clemson forward Skara to give up senior year to go pro

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson forward David Skara will not return to the Tigers next season, giving up his senior season to pursue playing pro basketball.

Boilermakers backup forward Jacquil Taylor plans to transfer

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) Purdue forward Jacquil Taylor plans to transfer after he earns his degree in May.

Myrtle Beach to host college basketball tournament in 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) Wake Forest and West Virginia will compete in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitation college basketball tournament next November.

Illinois signs 5 more for Underwood’s 2nd season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) Illinois has signed five players to national letters of intent, including three guards and a 7-footer from Senegal.

Killian Tillie will return for junior season at Gonzaga

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Forward Killian Tillie will return for his junior year at Gonzaga, helping to form a formidable front court.

Wisconsin signs G Tai Strickland, son of former NBA guard

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin has signed the son of former NBA guard Rod Strickland and a 7-footer from Minnesota to its latest recruiting class.

Auburn’s Bryce Brown submits name to NBA draft

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Guard Bryce Brown has joined a list of Auburn players considering entering the NBA draft.

Myrtle Beach to host college basketball tournament in 2018

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) Wake Forest and West Virginia will compete in the inaugural Myrtle Beach Invitation college basketball tournament next November.

Shaheen Holloway named coach at St. Peter’s University

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) Shaheen Holloway has been named the basketball coach at St. Peter's University.

Temple set to replace Dunphy with former Owl McKie in 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Fran Dunphy will coach Temple for one more season before stepping down for assistant Aaron McKie to take over in 2019.

Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

Villanova guard Jalen Brunson declares for NBA draft

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Jalen Brunson, The Associated Press men's college basketball player of the year, has declared for the NBA draft after winning two national titles at Villanova.

» Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

Kansas, NC State newly mentioned in NCAA hoops case

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

Kansas, North Carolina State newly mentioned in NCAA case

NEW YORK (AP) Kansas and North Carolina State are the latest schools to be swept up in a bribery scandal involving college basketball.

Texas Tech promotes Burg to assistant coach on Beard’s staff

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) Texas Tech has promoted Brian Burg to assistant on head coach Chris Beard's staff.

McCarty makes 1st additions to new Evansville staff

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) New Evansville coach Walter McCarty has hired Terrence Commodore and Chris Sparks as assistants.

Crean era begins at Georgia with 3s, earrings for everyone

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia's post players are handling the ball. Everybody is shooting 3s.

Gophers hire former Milwaukee coach Rob Jeter as assistant

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has hired former Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter as an assistant.

Auburn center Austin Wiley puts name in NBA draft pool

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn center Austin Wiley has put his name into the NBA draft pool after being held out last season but doesn't plan to hire an agent.

Brey, Notre Dame agree to extension through 2024-25

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Mike Brey, the winningest coach in Notre Dame men's basketball history, has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season.

Miami’s Larranaga agrees to 2-year extension to 2024

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larranaga has agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season.

Lawsuit accuses 3 ex-Michigan St. basketball players of rape

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A woman who attends Michigan State University filed a federal lawsuit against the school Monday alleging three former men's basketball players sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment in 2015 and she was discouraged from reporting what happened.

Lawsuit accuses 3 ex-Michigan St. basketball players of rape

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A woman who attends Michigan State University filed a federal lawsuit against the school Monday alleging that three former men's basketball players sexually assaulted her at an off-campus apartment in 2015 and that she was discouraged from reporting what happened.

» Monday, April 9, 2018

Lawsuit accuses 3 ex-Michigan St. basketball players of rape

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A federal lawsuit was filed Monday against Michigan State University and three former men's basketball players by a female student who accuses the athletes of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment.

Kentucky’s Gilgeous-Alexander to enter NBA draft, hire agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky freshman point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander says he will enter the NBA draft pool and hire an agent.

Lawsuit accuses 3 Michigan St. basketball players of rape

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A federal lawsuit has been filed against Michigan State University and three former men's basketball players by a female student who accuses them of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment.

Lawsuit accuses 3 Michigan St. basketball players of rape

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A federal lawsuit has been filed against Michigan State University and three former men's basketball players by a female student who accuses them of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment.

Florida State adds graduate transfer guard David Nichols

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Florida State says David Nichols will join the men's basketball program next season as a graduate transfer.

Hurricanes guard Brown decides to hire agent and turn pro

MIAMI (AP) Miami Hurricanes sophomore guard Bruce Brown Jr. has decided to hire an agent and turn pro.

Forward Rui Hachimura will return to Gonzaga next season

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Forward Rui Hachimura has decided to return for his junior year at Gonzaga.

» Saturday, April 7, 2018

Louisville’s Mack hires Gaudio, Murray, Pegues as assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) New Louisville coach Chris Mack has hired Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues as assistant coaches.

Gary Trent Jr. leaving Duke after 1 season for NBA draft

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Gary Trent Jr. says he's leaving Duke after one year for the NBA draft.

Louisville’s Mack hires Gaudio, Murray, Pegues as assistants

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) New Louisville coach Chris Mack has hired Dino Gaudio, Luke Murray and Mike Pegues as assistant coaches.

» Friday, April 6, 2018

Villanova’s Brunson, S Carolina’s Wilson win Wooden Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) Jalen Brunson of national champion Villanova and A'ja Wilson of South Carolina won the John R. Wooden Award as national players of the year Friday night.

Siena coach Jimmy Patsos denies allegations of verbal abuse

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Flanked by two former managers and a senior manager, Siena men's basketball coach Jimmy Patsos on Friday denied allegations he verbally abused a team student manager afflicted by an anxiety disorder and withheld per diem allowances from players and team aides.

Regents approve amendments to coach Sean Miller’s contract

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona basketball coach Sean Miller could face a $1 million penalty if he is charged with a crime or commits a major NCAA violation, according to amendments to his contract approved by the Arizona Board of Regents.

Stanford’s Reid Travis to test his NBA draft prospects

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford forward Reid Travis will declare for the NBA draft without signing with an agent.

Michigan State walk-on hoops player charged with assault

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) A walk-on Michigan State basketball player has been charged with misdemeanor assault.

Kentucky freshman Knox entering NBA draft, hiring an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky freshman forward Kevin Knox says he will enter the NBA draft and hire an agent.

Auburn guard Jared Harper enters NBA draft, not hiring agent

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn sophomore point guard Jared Harper is entering the NBA draft.

Maverick coach: Texas-Arlington names Ogden new head coach

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Texas-Arlington has hired Texas Tech assistant Chris Ogden as its new basketball coach.

Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Avery Johnson and his wife went to watch one of his former NBA teams play recently and couldn't help but think Collin Sexton would fit right in at the next level.

Kansas’ Vick joins Newman in planning to enter NBA draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas junior guard Lagerald Vick plans to skip his senior season and enter the NBA draft.

Alabama freshman guard Collin Sexton declares for NBA draft

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Collin Sexton, Alabama's dynamic freshman point guard, is heading to the NBA.

» Thursday, April 5, 2018

Missouri’s Jontay Porter enters NBA draft

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri freshman forward Jontay Porter is following brother Michael Jr. into the NBA draft.

St. John’s forward Kassoum Yakwe of Mali plans to transfer

NEW YORK (AP) St. John's forward Kassoum Yakwe plans to transfer and will not return to the Red Storm next season.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Thousands of fans lined up in downtown Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.

Philadelphia cheers NCAA champs Villanova with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Thousands of fans are lined up in Philadelphia to celebrate another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.

Philadelphia to cheer NCAA champs Villanova with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Philadelphia is getting the chance to celebrate yet another sports championship with a parade, this time for Villanova University's Wildcats.

» Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV says he’s turning pro

MIAMI (AP) Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV says he'll turn pro this year, a move anticipated even before his college career began.

Newman to leave Kansas, enter NBA draft

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Malik Newman plans to leave Kansas and enter the NBA draft after leading the Jayhawks to the Final Four in his only season playing for them.

Duke freshman Duval enters NBA draft, plans to hire agent

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke freshman Trevon Duval is entering the NBA draft.

Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV says he’s turning pro

MIAMI (AP) Miami Hurricanes freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV says he'll turn pro this year, a move anticipated even before his college career began.

East Carolina brings back Dooley as its men’s hoops coach

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina has hired Joe Dooley of Florida Gulf Coast as its new head men's basketball coach.

Steele knows Xavier’s next goal: Reach a Final Four

CINCINNATI (AP) Travis Steele knows the clear expectation as Xavier's next basketball coach.

Georgia State’s D’Marcus Simonds returning for junior season

ATLANTA (AP) Sun Belt Conference player of the year D'Marcus Simonds will return to Georgia State for his junior season.

Boston College guards dip toes into NBA draft

BOSTON (AP) Boston College guards Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman will enter the NBA draft but won't sign with an agent in case they decide to return to school.

Hall, Jones to transfer from Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Arkansas forward Darious Hall and guard C.J. Jones will transfer, a blow to a program coming off its third NCAA Tournament appearance in the last four years.

URI promotes assistant Cox as successor to Dan Hurley

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) The University of Rhode Island has promoted David Cox to men's basketball coach.

Auburn’s Mustapha Heron to enter draft, plans to hire agent

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn guard Mustapha Heron says he will enter the NBA draft and plans to hire an agent.

Georgia’s Crean hires former Georgia Tech assistant Dollar

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia coach Tom Crean has hired Chad Dollar as an assistant for his new staff.

» Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Kansas State’s Amaad Wainright charged, suspended from team

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State guard Amaad Wainright is suspended from the Wildcats basketball team after being charged when someone allegedly fired shots from his car in January.

’What’s better than this?’ Villanova celebrates hoops title

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Amid chants of ''Nova! Nova!'' Villanova students and fans loudly welcomed their men's basketball team back to campus Tuesday night, a day after the Wildcats claimed their second national championship in three years.

Villanova goes from dominant to dynasty with NCAA title romp

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Villanova players flash their fingers in a ''V'' symbol to celebrate big wins.

Unsung Wolverines showed Beilein can win in different ways

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) It was a team unlike any John Beilein had coached at Michigan.

New San Diego coach Scholl sees a team on the upswing

SAN DIEGO (AP) Sam Scholl believes he's taking over a team on the upswing.

’What’s better than this?’ Villanova celebrates hoops title

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Amid chants of ''Nova! Nova!'' Villanova students and fans have loudly welcomed their men's basketball team back to campus, a day after the Wildcats claimed their second national championship in three years.

Iowa guard Isaiah Moss to test NBA draft waters

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Guard Isaiah Moss is the second Iowa sophomore to submit paperwork for early entry into the NBA draft, a process designed to gauge professional interest.

Villanova goes from dominant to dynasty with NCAA title romp

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Villanova players flash their fingers in a ''V'' symbol to celebrate big wins.

Duke is No. 1 in way-too-early AP rankings for 2018-19

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Villanova was clearly college basketball's best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament and capping it with a rout of Michigan in the title game.

Duke is No. 1 in way-too-early AP poll for 2018-19

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Villanova was clearly college basketball's best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament and capping it with a rout of Michigan in the title game.

Kentucky’s Washington to enter draft but not hire an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington says he will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent, leaving open a possible return for his sophomore season.

Kentucky’s Washington to enter draft but not hire an agent

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Kentucky freshman forward PJ Washington says he will enter the NBA draft but not hire an agent, leaving open a possible return for his sophomore season.

Fired Missouri State coach Lusk hired as Creighton assistant

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Former Missouri State coach Paul Lusk will join Creighton's staff as an assistant.

Duke is No. 1 in way-too-early AP poll for 2018-19

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Villanova was clearly college basketball's best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament and capping it with a rout of Michigan in the title game.

Spalding hiring agent, diving into NBA draft pool

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville junior forward Ray Spalding says on his Instagram account that he will hire an agent and stay in the NBA draft pool, leaving a third roster opening to fill for new Cardinals coach Chris Mack.

Villanova students gear up to welcome home NCAA champs

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Students at Villanova University are gearing up to welcome home their men's basketball team, which is returning with its second NCAA championship in three years.

Federal probe, Villanova’s follow-up top 2018-19 story lines

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A year ago at this time, Villanova faced the question of whether it could keep rolling after two seasons of key player losses from its 2016 national championship team.

Villanova students gear up to welcome home NCAA champs

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Students at Villanova University are gearing up to welcome home their men's basketball team, who are returning with their second NCAA championship in three years.

Villanova’s 6th man breaks out in starring role vs Michigan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Donte DiVincenzo's biggest contribution to Villanova's 2016 national championship was made at practice, often playing the role of the opponents' best player.

Villanova students, fans celebrate title, 2 arrests reported

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Students at Villanova University flooded the streets around campus to celebrate the Wildcats' second NCAA men's basketball championship in three years, and police reported two arrests following the partying.

Villanova students, fans celebrate title, 2 arrests reported

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Students at Villanova University flooded the streets around campus to celebrate the Wildcats' second NCAA men's basketball championship in three years, and police reported two arrests following the partying.

Villanova students, fans celebrate title, 2 arrests reported

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Students at Villanova University flooded the streets around campus to celebrate the Wildcats' second NCAA men's basketball championship in three years, and police reported two arrests following the partying.

Villanova’s 6th man breaks out in starring role vs Michigan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Donte DiVincenzo's biggest contribution to Villanova's 2016 national championship was made at practice, often playing the role of the opponents' best player.

Duke is No. 1 in way-too-early AP poll for 2018-19

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Villanova was clearly the college basketball best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament, capping it rout over Michigan in the title game.

NCAA Latest: Villanova wins 2nd national title in 3 years

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):

Simply the best: Never challenged, ’Nova wins another title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Somewhere between all those heart-stoppers and tearjerkers, all the upset-riddled brackets and things we'd never seen before, the best team in college basketball was hiding in plain sight.

Michigan’s Beilein: ’Don’t worry about me’ after title miss

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The somber mood in Michigan's locker room after the NCAA Tournament championship game had no outward effect on John Beilein. When the smiling 65-year-old coach stepped into the Alamodome hallway, he looked nothing like a man who had just missed a golden opportunity to reach his only remaining professional goal.

Villanova’s Wright in select company with 2nd NCAA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Not all too long ago, Jay Wright was still one of those many standout coaches without a national championship despite repeated winning seasons and appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Not just 3s: defense, rebounding help Villanova win title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan's Zavier Simpson caught a quick pass, took a dribble to the rim and went up for what should've been an easy layup.

Nova’s DiVincenzo wins most outstanding player of Final 4

SAN ANTONIO (AP) When Villanova was struggling with its shots in the first half, Donte DiVincenzo provided a wake-up call for the Wildcats.

Michigan can’t counter Villanova in rough title game defeat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan's starters trudged to the bench in weary succession, watching with towel-covered heads in their hands while the waning minutes of the NCAA Tournament championship game dropped away.

INSTANT ANALYSIS: DiVincenzo, D lead Nova to Michigan rout

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Villanova looked nervous early, a step slow. All those 3-pointers the Wildcats typically make, clanging.

NCAA Latest: Villanova wins 2nd national title in 3 years

SAN ANTONIO (AP) The Latest on the championship game of the NCAA Tournament (all times local):

Nova’s DiVincenzo wins most outstanding player of Final Four

SAN ANTONIO (AP) When Villanova was struggling with its shots in the first half, Donte DiVincenzo provided a wake-up call for the Wildcats.

Villanova fans flood streets around campus to celebrate win

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Villanova University students have flooded the streets around campus to celebrate their team's 79-62 win over Michigan in the national championship game of the NCAA Tournament.

Villanova’s Wright in select company with 2nd NCAA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Not all too long ago, Jay Wright was still one of those many standout coaches without a national championship despite repeated winning seasons and appearances in the NCAA Tournament.

Michigan unable to counter Villanova in title game defeat

SAN ANTONIO (AP) One by one, Michigan's starters trudged to the bench in succession while the final minutes of the NCAA Tournament championship game ticked away.

» Monday, April 2, 2018

Not just 3s: defense, rebounding help Villanova win title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan's Zavier Simpson caught a quick pass, took a dribble to the rim and went up for what should've been an easy layup.

Villanova fans flood streets around campus to celebrate win

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Villanova University students have flooded the streets around campus to celebrate their team's 79-62 win over Michigan in the national championship game of the NCAA Tournament.

INSTANT ANALYSIS: DiVincenzo, D lead Nova to Michigan rout

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A massive spark from Donte DiVincenzo and a defensive turnaround turned Villanova's second national title in three years into a rout.

NCAA Latest: Villanova wins 2nd national title in 3 years

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NCAA Latest: DiVencenzo 31, ’Nova close to another title

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NCAA Latest: Nova rolling, build double-digit lead on UM

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Gonzaga decides to stay in WCC after being courted by MW

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga is staying in the West Coast Conference after being courted by the Mountain West.

NCAA Latest: Nova surges past Michigan to lead 37-28 at half

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NCAA Latest: Villanova turns up D with 3s not falling

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NCAA Latest: Wagner, Michigan hot to start, lead Villnova

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Carr leaving NIT champion Penn State for NBA Draft

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) Less than a week after helping Penn State win the NIT, Tony Carr is giving up his last two years of college eligibility and declaring for the NBA Draft.

San Diego makes Sam Scholl its men’s hoops coach

SAN DIEGO (AP) The University of San Diego has dropped the interim tag for coach Sam Scholl after he guided the team in the postseason.

NCAA Latest: Villanova students on what has been winning end

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Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

SAN ANTONIO (AP) For the past three weeks, it's been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball - a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be.

NCAA Latest: Villanova’s double-digit sweep to title game

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NCAA Latest: Michigan likely needs 75-plus points to win

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Villanova prepares, greasing utility poles, before game

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Authorities around the Villanova University campus are preparing - and, yes, greasing utility poles - in anticipation of fan celebrations if the school prevails in the NCAA championship men's basketball game over Michigan.

Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson jumps to NBA draft

Jaren Jackson, the Big Ten defensive player of the year as a freshman for Michigan State, is leaving early for the NBA.

Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

SAN ANTONIO (AP) For the past three weeks, it's been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball - a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be.

NCAA Latest: Villanova has shot at some eye-popping stats

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Hurricanes’ Huell to declare for draft, won’t retain agent

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes sophomore forward Dewan Huell has decided to declare for the NBA draft but won't retain an agent, leaving him the option of continuing his college career.

Clemson guards Reed, Mitchell say they’re entering NBA draft

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson's backcourt of Marcquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell have decided to enter the NBA draft.

Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson jumps to NBA draft

Michigan State freshman Jaren Jackson is entering the NBA draft.

NCAA Latest: Michigan can go from unranked to undisputed

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NCAA Latest: Villanova-Michigan title game all about the 3s

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Michigan faces tall order against ’Nova in NCAA title game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan's game plan used to revolve around offense, hitting enough shots to outscore teams. Sometimes it worked. Many times, often on the biggest stages, it didn't.

Michigan, Villanova bring wild NCAA Tournament to a close

SAN ANTONIO (AP) College basketball's wild 2017-18 ride ends in San Antonio, where Villanova meets Michigan in the national championship game of the NCAA Tournament.

Closing act: An uncertain future looms for college hoops

SAN ANTONIO (AP) For the past three weeks, it's been all about buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters and basketball - a much-needed reminder about just how beautiful this game can be.

On eve of championship, Final 4 coaches let their hair down

ESPN's Jay Bilas picks Villanova to cut down the nets, then reminds ''AP Sports Special Events'' host Jim Litke and guest co-host Ralph Russo that even if the Wildcats do beat Michigan, two national titles in three years still won't guarantee future success. But USA Today college basketball writer Lindsay Schnell takes the opposite tack; she tells the hosts Villanova coach Jay Wright may already have found the winning formula.

On eve of championship, Final 4 coaches let their hair down

ESPN's Jay Bilas picks Villanova to cut down the nets, then reminds ''AP Sports Special Events'' host Jim Litke and guest co-host Ralph Russo that even if the Wildcats do beat Michigan, two national titles in three years still won't guarantee future success. But USA Today college basketball writer Lindsay Schnell takes the opposite tack; she tells the hosts Villanova coach Jay Wright may already have found the winning formula.

What to watch between Michigan, Villanova in NCAA title game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A wild, entertaining season and one of the maddest Marches in college basketball history has reached its pinnacle.

Moe’s moment: Michigan big man Wagner living NCAA dreams

SAN ANTONIO (AP) When Moe Wagner gets frustrated during Michigan's practices, he'll sometimes turn away from his teammates and let loose with a loud, multisyllabic string of what his teammates can only assume are profanities.

For Villanova’s Bridges, it’s more about winning than stats

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Mikal Bridges isn't worried about the numbers of shots he's getting within Villanova's highly efficient attack. And he doesn't always jump out when watching the Wildcats as he glides through that rolling-right-along offense.

Michigan faces tall order against ’Nova in NCAA title game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan's game plan used to revolve around offense, hitting enough shots to outscore teams. Sometimes it worked. Many times, often on the biggest stages, it didn't.

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Near-perfect Paschall gives ’Nova another 3-point shooter

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Eric Paschall was close to perfect in the Final Four.

NCAA Latest: F4 views down on cable versus CBS in ’17

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For Villanova’s Bridges, it’s more about winning than stats

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Mikal Bridges isn't worried about the numbers of shots he's getting within Villanova's highly efficient attack. And he doesn't always jump out when watching the Wildcats as he glides through that rolling-right-along offense.

Moe’s moment: Michigan big man Wagner living NCAA dreams

SAN ANTONIO (AP) When Moe Wagner gets frustrated during Michigan's practices, he'll sometimes turn away from his teammates and let loose with a loud, multisyllabic string of what his teammates can only assume are profanities.

Loyola-Chicago looks to build on captivating Final Four run

CHICAGO (AP) An unforgettable run to the Final Four is over, but the memories won't be fading anytime soon.

Villanova and Michigan have no need for one-and-dones

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Oklahoma's Trae Young captivated the college basketball world, dashing and dishing and filling up the hoop. Arizona's Deandre Ayton was called a cyborg and a unicorn, whatever people could think of to describe his unique combination of power and athleticism. Marvin Bagley III seemed to be playing a different game than everyone else, dunking, slashing, shooting and dominating at Duke.

Villanova, Michigan coach different styles for NCAA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Jay Wright's custom-tailored suits are as sharp as Villanova's 3-point shooting. The game-day attire for Michigan coach John Beilein is more reflective of his team's emphasis on old-school fundamentals and defense.

More than 3s: Villanova must move ball, rebound vs. Michigan

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Villanova has made more 3-pointers than any team in NCAA Division I history and fittingly set a Final Four single-game record for made 3s to reach Monday's national championship game .

NCAA Latest: F4 views down on cable versus CBS in ’17

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From humble beginnings, 3-point shot now the key to a title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) It used to be considered a gimmick, an experiment and even worse - a shot employed only by risk-taking coaches with teams that were big on dreams, short on talent and unafraid of the low-percentage play.

Michigan’s 3-point defense is key to upsetting Villanova

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Facing a team that shoots as well as Villanova, limiting the takes from 3-point range is about as important as limiting the makes.

Michigan faces tall order against ’Nova in NCAA title game

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan's game plan used to revolve around offense, hitting enough shots to outscore teams. Sometimes it worked. Many times, often on the biggest stages, it didn't.

Villanova and Michigan have no need for one-and-dones

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Oklahoma's Trae Young captivated the college basketball world, dashing and dishing and filling up the hoop. Arizona's Deandre Ayton was called a cyborg and a unicorn, whatever people could think of to describe his unique combination of power and athleticism. Marvin Bagley III seemed to be playing a different game than everyone else, dunking, slashing, shooting and dominating at Duke.

Michigan going for 2nd NCAA title; ’Nova for 2nd in 3 years

SAN ANTONIO (AP) No. 3 seed Michigan (33-7) vs. No. 1 seed Villanova (35-4)

Kansas’ season ends in Final Four loss to Villanova

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Bill Self insisted all season long that the Kansas team he put on the court night after night was different from those of the past, its margin for error thinner than perhaps in any other season.

NCAA Latest: Michigan’s Robinson played for DIII title, too

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NCAA Latest: Illinois HS standouts going head to head again

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NCAA Latest: Not much public faith in Michigan upset of Nova

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Near-perfect Paschall gives ’Nova another 3-point shooter

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Eric Paschall was close to perfect in the Final Four.

Sister Jean stays faithful when Loyola’s Final Four run ends

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt was waiting at the hallway door when Loyola-Chicago's frustrated, teary-eyed players left the Final Four court.

Kansas can’t find a way to slow Villanova’s 3-point barrage

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Bill Self's exasperated and almost helpless reactions said everything about why Kansas' latest Final Four trip would last only one game.

Michigan D faces toughest test yet with ’Nova for NCAA title

SAN ANTONIO (AP) Michigan has shored up the deficiency that always held it back, becoming one of the nation's best defensive teams, not one of its worst. Out-shooting teams, no longer necessary.