College Basketball NEWS ARCHIVE

» Sunday, December 31, 2017

Freshman Jordan Tucker transferring from No. 4 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke says freshman small forward Jordan Tucker will transfer.

Ancrum scores 17 as W. Illinois tops Lincoln Christian 91-57

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Dalan Ancrum scored 17 points with eight rebounds and six assists as five players reached double-digit scoring and Western Illinois cruised past NAIA member Lincoln Christian 91-57 on Sunday.

College basketball’s last 3 unbeaten teams lose on same day

The last Saturday of 2017 took out the last three undefeated teams in college basketball.

Maryland forward Ivan Bender lost for season with injury

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland forward Ivan Bender will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.

» Saturday, December 30, 2017

Brantley helps Charleston pull away from Towson 73-62

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Jarrell Brantley had 14 of his 24 points in the second half and Charleston pulled away to beat Towson 73-62 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams on Saturday.

Suspended Gamecocks G Felder to return to school

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina suspended guard Rakym Felder will return to school in January, although Gamecocks coach Frank Martin said he won't play for the team this season.

Syracuse opens ACC play at home on New Year’s Eve

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim said before the season his team would be good defensively and struggle at the other end. That assessment was spot-on.

» Friday, December 29, 2017

Central Michigan beats NAIA Lawrence Tech 91-73

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) David DiLeo made 7 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 25 on Friday night to help Central Michigan beat NAIA Lawrence Tech 91-73.

Gophers guard Nate Mason day-to-day with ankle injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota expects guard Nate Mason will return to the court soon, with an ankle injury not as severe as initially thought.

No. 3 Arizona State ups ante in rivalry with No. 17 Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona State has been the underdog in its rivalry with Arizona for the better part of three decades.

Gophers guard Nate Mason day-to-day with ankle injury

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota may get senior point guard Nate Mason back from an ankle injury on Saturday.

» Thursday, December 28, 2017

Maryland forward Justin Jackson to miss rest of season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland forward Justin Jackson will miss the remainder of his sophomore season with a shoulder injury.

Suspended NC State guard Johnson faces felony assault charge

CLEVELAND (AP) Suspended North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson is facing a felony assault charge in his home state of Ohio.

UConn guard Gilbert out for season with shoulder injury

STORRS, Conn. (AP) UConn says redshirt freshman point guard Alterique Gilbert will miss the rest of this season and will likely undergo another surgery on his injured left shoulder.

Better balance could create more competition in SEC hoops

Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests.

No. 4 Duke hoping added practice time leads to ACC surge

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't interested in thinking about how his latest group compares to his past teams.

Only on AP: Louisville’s Padgett still adapting to new role

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) David Padgett's family pictures line shelves behind his desk, where several other photos are displayed. Other personal mementos sit in open boxes along the right side of the wall in the office of the interim Louisville men's basketball coach.

Suspended Missouri St players persons of interest in theft

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) Missouri State basketball players Tanveer Bhullar and Darian Scott were suspended for a violation of team rules on the same day that a police report listed them as persons of interest in a $1,500 theft investigation.

Big Ten: Spartans shine, Badgers look to get back on track

MADISON, Wis. (AP) The last two Big Ten teams to make the Final Four are off to wildly different starts this year.

Better balance could create more competition in SEC hoops

Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests.

» Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Arizona State, Arizona top Pac-12 as conference play begins

PHOENIX (AP) The two biggest surprises in the Pac-12 heading into conference play come from the same state.

Arizona State, Arizona top Pac-12 as conference play begins

PHOENIX (AP) The two biggest surprises in the Pac-12 heading into conference play come from the same state.

Jayhawks favored, Sooners giving chase as Big 12 play tips

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) When the Big 12 coaches made their annual preseason pilgrimage to Kansas City a few months ago, every one of them except Kansas coach Bill Self predicted the Jayhawks would win another conference title.

Jayhawks favored, Sooners giving chase as Big 12 play tips

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) When the Big 12 coaches made their annual preseason pilgrimage to Kansas City a few months ago, every one of them except Kansas coach Bill Self predicted the Jayhawks would win another conference title.

Jayhawks favored, Sooners giving chase as Big 12 play tips

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) When the Big 12 coaches made their annual preseason pilgrimage to Kansas City a few months ago, every one of them except Kansas coach Bill Self predicted the Jayhawks would win another conference title.

Facilities gap an uphill climb for college hoops’ low-majors

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) The building, with its high, arched ceilings, could pass for an airplane hangar if it had larger doors. Massive fans span one wall, designed to heat the adjacent offices next door, yet turn the old fieldhouse colder than the already-crisp fall air outside.

» Tuesday, December 26, 2017

TOP 25 THIS WEEK: Oklahoma-TCU headlines big week in Big 12

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) The Big 12 is poised for a big week as conferences dive deep into league play.

» Monday, December 25, 2017

Villanova still at No. 1, top 4 of new AP Top 25 unchanged

Villanova stayed comfortably at No. 1 in an AP Top 25 poll that offered little change at the top.

Villanova still at No. 1, top 4 of new AP Top 25 unchanged

Villanova stayed comfortably at No. 1 in an AP Top 25 poll that offered little change at the top.

» Sunday, December 24, 2017

TOP 25 REWIND: UNC, Kentucky, Miami learning from losses

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Fifth-ranked North Carolina made use of its few days off to sort out what went wrong during an upset home loss to Wofford. Now sixth-ranked Miami and No. 7 Kentucky have to do the same.

» Saturday, December 23, 2017

No. 6 Miami pulls away from Hawaii 75-57 to stay unbeaten

HONOLULU (AP) Miami turned up the pressure in the second half to turn away Hawaii and remain unbeaten.

Freshman Trae Young doing it all for No. 17 Oklahoma

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Trae Young is picking up admirers with every dynamic performance for No. 17 Oklahoma.

» Friday, December 22, 2017

UCLA extends suspensions of Hill, Riley until end of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA has extended the suspensions of freshmen basketball players Jalen Hill and Cody Riley through the end of the season as a result of their admitted shoplifting during the team's trip to China in November.

UCLA extends suspensions of Hill, Riley until end of season

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA has extended the suspensions of freshman basketball players Jalen Hill and Cody Riley through the end of the season as a result of their admitted shoplifting during the team's trip to China in November.

NCAA alleges University of Oregon infractions in 4 programs

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) The University of Oregon committed infractions in four athletic programs, including the men's and women's basketball teams, the NCAA has alleged.

High-flying Daniel Gafford a force for surging Arkansas

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) Daniel Gafford luckily avoided a technical foul when he surprised himself by dunking during pre-game warmups as an eighth-grader.

NCAA alleges University of Oregon infractions in 4 programs

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) The NCAA alleges the University of Oregon committed infractions in four athletic programs, including the men's and women's basketball teams.

No. 23 Seton Hall suspends Sanogo for violating rules

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) No. 23 Seton Hall says it is suspending Ismael Sanogo for violating team and university rules.

For mid-majors, opportunities can feel fleeting

DETROIT (AP) Greg Kampe is in his 34th season as Oakland University's coach, and he's closing in on 600 victories. He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame this year, an acknowledgement of the job he's done turning the suburban Detroit school into a reputable Division I basketball outpost.

Top 25 roundup: San Diego St. upsets No. 12 Gonzaga

SAN DIEGO -- San Diego State led No. 12 Gonzaga wire to wire thanks to a stifling defensive effort and some timely baskets in a 72-70 victory on Thursday night at Viejas Arena.

» Thursday, December 21, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Michigan State wins 11th straight

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Miles Bridges and Joshua Langford led a balanced attack with 17 points apiece, and No. 2 Michigan State extended its winning streak to 11 games with a 102-60 thumping of Long Beach State on Thursday night.

Top 25 roundup: Wofford shocks No. 5 UNC

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Fletcher Magee scored 27 points as Wofford defeated a ranked team for the first time, stunning No. 5 North Carolina in a 79-75 victory Wednesday night.

» Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Top 25: No. 4 Duke comes up aces

DURHAM, N.C. -- Freshman Wendell Carter Jr. scored a season-high 27 points as fourth-ranked Duke returned to its winning ways by blowing out Evansville 104-40 on Wednesday night.

Top 25 roundup: Oklahoma’s Young records 22 assists

NORMAN, Okla. -- Freshman sensation Trae Young tied an NCAA record with 22 assists as No. 17 Oklahoma routed Northwestern State 105-68 on Tuesday night.

» Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Arizona G Trier injures knee

Arizona junior guard Allonzo Trier is day-to-day with a bone bruise in his left knee suffered in Monday night's win over North Dakota State, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported Tuesday, citing a source.

Villanova G Gillespie sidelined with fractured bone in hand

Villanova freshman guard Collin Gillespie is dealing with a fractured bone in his left hand and is sidelined indefinitely, the team announced Tuesday.

Top 25 roundup: Arizona’s Trier exits with injury

TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona won its sixth consecutive game but may have lost a preseason All-American to injury.

» Monday, December 18, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Bridges, No. 2 Michigan State race past Houston Baptist.

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Miles Bridges tied his career high with 33 points, and No. 2 Michigan State stretched its winning streak to 10 games with a 107-62 rout of Houston Baptist on Monday at the Breslin Center.

Texas A&M G Gilder out 2-3 weeks with knee injury

Texas A&M junior guard Admon Gilder is expected to miss two to three weeks with a knee injury, the school announced Monday.

Arizona State moves up to No. 3 in AP poll

Arizona State continued its ascent by moving up to a school high-tying No. 3 in The Associated Press Top 25 poll, which was released on Monday.

» Sunday, December 17, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 5 Arizona State imrpoves to 10-0

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Guard Tra Holder scored 25 points to complement his team's stifling defensive presence, and No. 5 Arizona State made history in a 76-64 victory over Vanderbilt on Sunday.

Top 25 roundup: Oklahoma upsets No. 3 Wichita State

Oklahoma freshman star Trae Young, the nation's leading scorer, scored 29 points and handed out 10 assists, leading the Sooners to a 91-83 upset of No. 3 Wichita State on Saturday in Wichita, Kan.

» Saturday, December 16, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Freshman leads Oklahoma’s upset of No. 3 Wichita State

Oklahoma freshman star Trae Young, the nation's leading scorer, scored 29 points and handed out 10 assists, leading the Sooners to a 91-83 upset of No. 3 Wichita State on Saturday at Charles Koch Arena in Wichita, Kan.

» Thursday, December 14, 2017

Charlotte fires coach Price in third season

Charlotte fired four-time NBA All-Star Mark Price after two-plus seasons, the school announced Thursday.

» Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 1 Villanova blasts Temple

PHILADELPHIA -- Jalen Brunson scored a career-high 31 points, and No. 1 Villanova swept the Big 5 portion of its schedule for the fifth consecutive season with an 87-67 victory over Temple on Wednesday at the Liacouras Center.

» Monday, December 11, 2017

Ball brothers sign with Lithuanian club

Lavar Ball is taking two of his sons to play overseas in Lithuania.

Wisconsin G King (knee) to miss rest of season

Wisconsin freshman guard Kobe King will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the team announced Monday.

Arizona State leaps to No. 5 after upset of Kansas

Arizona State, unbeaten and coming off Sunday's win at then-No. 2 Kansas, has moved into the Associated Press college basketball top 10 for the first time since 1981.

» Sunday, December 10, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 16 Arizona St. jolts No. 2 Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Senior guard Tra Holder scored a game-high 29 points Sunday and sparked a 15-0 second-half run that No. 16 Arizona State used to topple No. 2 Kansas 95-85 in Allen Fieldhouse.

Top 25 roundup: No. 16 Arizona St. jolts No. 2 Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Senior guard Tra Holder scored a game-high 29 points Sunday and sparked a 15-0 second-half run that No. 16 Arizona State used to topple No. 2 Kansas 95-85 in Allen Fieldhouse.

Top 25 roundup: Boston College shocks No. 1 Duke

BOSTON -- Boston College stunned No. 1 Duke on Saturday.

» Saturday, December 9, 2017

Top 25 roundup: Boston College shocks No. 1 Duke

BOSTON -- Boston College stunned No. 1 Duke on Saturday.

Wisconsin G Trice to undergo foot surgery

The Wisconsin Badgers were without sophomore starting point guard D'Mitrik Trice for Saturday's game against Marquette due to a right foot injury.

» Thursday, December 7, 2017

SC State’s Solomon released from hospital after collapse

South Carolina State guard Tyvoris Solomon was released from a hospital on Thursday, five days after collapsing during a game against North Carolina State.

Ball brothers sign with agent, look to play overseas

LaVar Ball told ESPN on Thursday that his sons LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball have signed with an agent with the plan to play on the same team overseas.

» Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Top 25 roundup: No. 2 Kansas, No. 5 Florida stunned

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Matisse Thybulle scored 19 points and Washington applied a stifling defense Wednesday to stun No. 2 Kansas 74-65.

UCLA cancels game vs. Montana due to wildfire concerns

UCLA canceled its basketball game against Montana on Wednesday night due to wildfires a few miles from campus.

Boston College’s Hawkins (knee) to miss rest of season

Boston College forward Deontae Hawkins will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury, the team announced Wednesday.

Top 25 roundup: Ball State stuns No. 9 Notre Dame

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Guard Tayler Persons made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1.7 seconds to go, and Ball State stunned No. 9 Notre Dame 80-77 on Tuesday night.

» Monday, December 4, 2017

LaVar Ball removes son LiAngelo from UCLA

LiAngelo Ball's collegiate career at UCLA has ended without ever stepping foot on the court for a regular-season game.

Duke remains unanimous No. 1 in AP poll

Duke was a unanimous selection to remain atop The Associated Press Top 25 poll for the second straight week.

» Sunday, December 3, 2017

Govan dominates Georgetown’s win over Coppin State

Georgetown's Jessie Govan scored 26 points and grabbed 16 rebounds, and the Hoyas defeated Coppin State 76-60 as part of the BB&T Classic on Sunday at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.

Top 25 roundup: No. 13 North Carolina throttles Tulane

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Luke Maye produced another big game with 22 points as No. 13 North Carolina drilled Tulane in a 97-73 victory Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center.

Top 25 roundup: No. 13 North Carolina throttles Tulane

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Luke Maye produced another big game with 22 points as No. 13 North Carolina drilled Tulane in a 97-73 victory Sunday afternoon at the Smith Center.

College basketball roundup: No. 21 Xavier upends No. 11 Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 28 points and Kerem Kanter added 17 off the bench, lifting No. 21 Xavier to an 89-76 victory over No. 11 Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout on Saturday at Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

College basketball roundup: No. 21 Xavier upends No. 11 Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 28 points and Kerem Kanter added 17 off the bench, lifting No. 21 Xavier to an 89-76 victory over No. 11 Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout on Saturday at Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

» Saturday, December 2, 2017

College basketball roundup: No. 21 Xavier upends No. 11 Cincinnati

CINCINNATI -- Trevon Bluiett scored 28 points and Kerem Kanter added 17 off the bench, lifting No. 21 Xavier to an 89-76 victory over No. 11 Cincinnati in the Crosstown Shootout on Saturday at Cintas Center in Cincinnati.

Xavier’s Macura, Cincinnati coach Cronin tangle after game

CINCINNATI -- The annual matchup between crosstown rivals No. 21 Xavier and No. 11 Cincinnati was capped by an ugly incident between Musketeers guard J.P. Macura and Bearcats head coach Mick Cronin during the postgame handshakes.

South Carolina State’s Solomon collapses on bench

RALEIGH, N.C. -- South Carolina State senior guard Tyvoris Solomon collapsed and was taken to the hospital during Saturday afternoon's game with North Carolina State.