College Basketball NEWS ARCHIVE

» Thursday, May 31, 2018

Arizona has plenty of offseason work after tumultuous season

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Arizona went through one of the program's most tumultuous seasons in 2017-18.

McCaffery not surprised Tyler Cook returns to Iowa

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) No one was less surprised that Tyler Cook decided to come back to Iowa than coach Fran McCaffery.

Seton Hall: Center Ike Obiagu transferring from Florida St.

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) Seton Hall is getting a shot-blocking center for its basketball team.

Mississippi officer fired after excessive force complaint

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) A Mississippi police officer has been fired after being accused of using excessive force against a 19-year-old basketball player.

Syracuse guard Tyus Battle withdraws name from NBA draft

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse guard Tyus Battle has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and return to school for his junior year.

Draft decisions to have huge impact on 2018-19 hoops season

PHOENIX (AP) The deadline for college players to withdraw from the NBA draft has a widespread impact, from the individuals involved to their families to the teams who may select them in June.

» Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Draft decisions to have huge impact on 2018-19 hoops season

PHOENIX (AP) The deadline for college players to withdraw from the NBA draft has a widespread impact, from the individuals involved to their families to the teams who may select them in June.

Washington staying at Kentucky; Gabriel, Vanderbilt turn pro

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) PJ Washington will return to Kentucky after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while teammates Wenyen Gabriel and Jarred Vanderbilt have decided to turn pro.

Iowa F Cook to withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa forward Tyler Cook will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to the Hawkeyes for his junior season.

Iowa F Cook to withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa forward Tyler Cook will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to the Hawkeyes for his junior season.

Iowa F Cook tp withdraw from NBA Draft, return to Hawkeyes

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa forward Tyler Cook will withdraw his name from NBA Draft consideration and return to the Hawkeyes for his junior season.

Michigan’s Matthews forgoing NBA draft, staying in school

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's Charles Matthews is forgoing the NBA draft and staying with the Wolverines.

Iowa State’s Wigginton returning for sophomore season

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton says he is withdrawing from consideration for the NBA draft and returning to school for his sophomore season.

Stanford’s Reid Travis pulls out of draft and will transfer

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) Stanford forward Reid Travis has pulled out of the NBA draft and will transfer for his final year of eligibility.

Washington returning to Kentucky, Gabriel stays in NBA draft

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) PJ Washington will return to Kentucky after withdrawing from the NBA draft, while his Wildcats teammate Wenyen Gabriel has decided to turn pro.

Bowen remains in NBA draft amid ongoing federal probe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Faced with sitting out at least another year at South Carolina as the federal investigation into college basketball continues, a ''devastated'' Brian Bowen felt he had no choice but to remain in the NBA draft.

UCLA guard Jaylen Hands to forgo NBA draft, return to school

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA guard Jaylen Hands has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to school for his sophomore season.

Cougars leading scorer Franks returning for senior year

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) Washington State leading scorer Robert Franks has decided to withdraw from the NBA draft and will return for his senior season.

Iowa State’s Wigginton returning for sophomore season

AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State guard Lindell Wigginton says he is withdrawing from consideration for the NBA Draft and returning to school for his sophomore season.

Michigan’s Matthews forgoing NBA draft, staying in school

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan's Charles Matthews is removing his name from consideration for the NBA draft.

Draft decisions to have huge impact on 2018-19 hoops season

PHOENIX (AP) The deadline for college players to withdraw from the NBA draft has a widespread impact, from the individuals involved to their families to the teams who may select them in June.

Bowen remains in NBA draft amid ongoing federal probe

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Brian Bowen is reaming in the NBA draft after the NCAA told South Carolina he would miss at least all of next season before he would be eligible to play as the federal investigation into college basketball continues.

Clemson starting guards Mitchell, Reed withdraw from draft

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson's starting backcourt of Marquise Reed and Shelton Mitchell is returning for one more season.

Azubuike withdraws from draft, set for junior year at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) The national title aspirations of Kansas got a big lift on Wednesday.

Missouri’s Jontay Porter to return for sophomore season

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri forward Jontay Porter has withdrawn his name from NBA draft and will return for his sophomore season.

Azubuike withdraws from draft, set for junior year at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Kansas forward Udoka Azubuike withdrew his name from the NBA draft on Wednesday, choosing to return for his junior season after participating in the combine.

Villanova’s Spellman stays in NBA draft after title run

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) Big East freshman of the year Omari Spellman is staying in the NBA draft after helping Villanova win the national championship.

UCLA guard Jaylen Hands to forgo NBA draft, return to school

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA guard Jaylen Hands has withdrawn his name from the NBA draft and will return to school for his sophomore season.

BC guard Ky Bowman exits NBA draft, returns to school

BOSTON (AP) Boston College guard Ky Bowman will return to school for his junior year after deciding to withdraw from the NBA draft.

Florida’s leading scorer Hudson returning for senior season

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida guard Jalen Hudson, the team's leading scorer last season, will return to school for his senior year.

» Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Nick Ward to return to Michigan State for junior season

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State forward Nick Ward is withdrawing his name from the NBA draft and returning to school for his junior season.

C-USA basketball schedule altered to match best teams late

IRVING, Texas (AP) Conference USA has adopted a men's basketball schedule format that will have the league's top teams playing each other at the end of the regular season in hopes of getting more postseason berths.

Wake Forest’s Bryant Crawford to remain in NBA draft

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Bryant Crawford is starting his professional basketball career and will not return to Wake Forest for his senior season.

Isaiah Moss returning to Iowa in ’18-19

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Iowa guard Isaiah Moss says he'll be back for his junior season with the Hawkeyes in 2018-19.

UCLA guard Kris Wilkes to skip NBA draft, return to school

LOS ANGELES (AP) UCLA guard Kris Wilkes will skip next month's NBA draft and return to school for his sophomore season.

Schofield returning to Tennessee after testing NBA draft

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Admiral Schofield is pulling his name out of the NBA draft and returning to Tennessee for his senior season.

Villanova’s DiVincenzo stays in NBA draft after title run

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Final Four most outstanding player Donte DiVincenzo is staying in the NBA draft after helping Villanova win the national championship.

Auburn’s Brown, Wiley Harper to return after exploring draft

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn center Austin Wiley, point guard Jared Harper and shooting guard Bryce Brown are returning to school after exploring their NBA draft prospects.

Ex-Maryland basketball player killed in Texas van accident

BALMORHEA, Texas (AP) Former Maryland basketball player Cliff Tucker has been killed in a West Texas van accident that left two other passengers dead. Tucker was 29.

Auburn’s Brown, Wiley to return after exploring NBA draft

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Auburn center Austin Wiley and All-Southeastern Conference guard Bryce Brown are returning to school after exploring their NBA draft prospects.

Ex-Maryland basketball player killed in Texas van accident

BALMORHEA, Texas (AP) Former Maryland basketball player Cliff Tucker has been killed in a West Texas van accident that left two other passengers dead. Tucker was 29.

» Monday, May 28, 2018

Maryland forward Fernando to return for sophomore season

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) Maryland forward Bruno Fernando has decided to return for his sophomore season after testing his viability in the NBA draft.

» Sunday, May 27, 2018

NC State’s Torin Dorn to return to school for senior season

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Torin Dorn says he's coming back to North Carolina State for his senior year.

» Saturday, May 26, 2018

Hurricanes’ Huell to skip draft and return for junior season

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season.

Ex-Memphis guard Jamal Johnson is transferring to Auburn

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Guard Jamal Johnson is transferring from Memphis to Auburn.

» Friday, May 25, 2018

K-State signs Bruce Weber through 2022-23 season

Bruce Weber might be at Kansas State forever the way things are going.

NCAA grants Florida State’s Cofer extra year of eligibility

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Phil Cofer and Florida State received the news Friday they had been waiting for since the season ended two months ago.

NCAA grants Florida State’s Cofer extra year of eligibility

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) The NCAA has granted Florida State forward Phil Cofer's request for another year of eligibility.

K-State’s Brown returns for senior season, out of NBA draft

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season.

Tubby Smith hires son GG as assistant coach at High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) New High Point coach Tubby Smith has hired his son G.G. as his associate head coach.

» Thursday, May 24, 2018

UNC’s Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina's Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season.

Duke schedules 3-game exhibition trip to Canada

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke is giving freshman R.J. Barrett a homecoming trip this summer.

» Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Former UNC star Phil Ford has surgery for prostate cancer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina says former point guard Phil Ford has had surgery for prostate cancer.

» Monday, May 21, 2018

South Carolina forward Chris Silva withdraws from NBA draft

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's leading scorer and rebounder Chris Silva is withdrawing from the NBA draft and returning to the Gamecocks for his senior year.

Georgia Tech guard Josh Okogie remains in NBA draft

ATLANTA (AP) Josh Okogie has decided to remain in the NBA draft, ending his career at Georgia Tech after two seasons.

» Sunday, May 20, 2018

Gophers get guard Brock Stull, grad transfer from Milwaukee

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has picked up another scholarship player for the upcoming season, getting shooting guard Brock Stull, a graduate transfer from Milwaukee.

» Friday, May 18, 2018

Crean completes Georgia coaching staff, hires 3rd assistant

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia coach Tom Crean has completed his staff, hiring Amir Abdur-Rahim as his third assistant.

Louisville settles for $4.5 M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville reached a $4.5 million settlement with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball.

Louisville settles for $4.5M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville reached a $4.5 million settlement with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball.

Louisville settles for $4.5M with ex-AD Jurich over firing

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Louisville has settled for $4.5 million with former athletic director Tom Jurich, who was fired in the wake of a national federal corruption investigation of college basketball.

» Thursday, May 17, 2018

Basketball ’escort queen’ arrested on forged checks charge

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) Police have arrested the self-proclaimed ''escort queen'' at the center of a sex scandal involving the University of Louisville's basketball team.

ACC seeks to expand NCAA tourney by 4 teams, change rules

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college basketball rules.

Basketball escort misses eviction hearing with panic attack

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) The self-proclaimed ''escort queen'' at the center of the University of Louisville's basketball team sex scandal has missed a scheduled eviction hearing.

» Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Noreaga Davis acknowledges being a little star struck when Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun came to see him play high school basketball.

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Noreaga Davis acknowledges being a little star struck when Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun came to see him play high school basketball.

Calhoun says he expects to coach DIII Saint Joseph

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun says he expects to be coaching at the tiny Division III University of Saint Joseph in the fall, but still has some contractual issues with UConn to work out before that can be possible.

» Tuesday, May 15, 2018

South Dakota grad Mooney will immediately help Texas Tech

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) South Dakota graduate Matt Mooney is transferring to Texas Tech, where the guard will be eligible to play immediately next season.

Villanova to host Michigan in November rematch of NCAA final

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Villanova will host Michigan in a rematch of the 2018 NCAA Tournament final on Nov. 14 as part of the fourth annual Gavitt Tipoff Games.

» Saturday, May 12, 2018

Pittsburgh’s Marcus Carr transfers to Minnesota basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino says Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr will join the Gophers.

Pittsburgh’s Marcus Carr transfers to Minnesota basketball

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino says Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr will join the Gophers.

» Friday, May 11, 2018

Florida hires Texas Tech’s Pinkins as associate head coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has hired former Texas Tech assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach.

Florida hires Texas Tech’s Pinkins as associate head coach

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida has hired former Texas Tech assistant Al Pinkins as associate head coach.

Gophers hire Kyle Lindsted as assistant from Wichita State

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota has hired Kyle Lindsted as an assistant coach, after he spent the last three seasons in the same role at Wichita State.

» Thursday, May 10, 2018

Duke walk-on Besser to bike across the US for charity

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) One Duke men's basketball walk-on will spend his summer biking across the country.

» Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Memphis adds guard David Wingett to its recruiting class

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Memphis has added shooting guard David Wingett to new coach Penny Hardaway's first recruiting class.

South Carolina’s Martin confident in Gamecocks’ future

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Frank Martin is confident South Carolina will take a step forward next season, no matter who is on court for the Gamecocks.

» Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Clemson adds size in 6-foot-10 UNC Asheville transfer Baehre

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has added its second 6-foot-10 transfer this offseason in UNC Asheville forward Jonathan Baehre.

South Carolina adds grad transfer Campbell from Georgetown

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina has landed some needed help at point guard with the addition of graduate transfer Tre Campbell of Georgetown.

Advisers aid baseball prospects, might do same in basketball

Evan Skoug had a decision to make his senior year of high school in 2014: go pro or go to college?

» Monday, May 7, 2018

Group: NCAA reforms should go further amid FBI hoops probe

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics supports recent reform proposals to the NCAA amid a federal corruption investigation into college basketball - but wants the NCAA to do more.

Armon Gates named Nebraska aide after brief stay at Florida

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Less than a month after being named associate head coach at Florida, Armon Gates was introduced Monday as an assistant on Tim Miles' staff at Nebraska.

Armon Gates named Nebraska aide after brief stay at Florida

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Armon Gates has been hired as a Nebraska assistant coach less than a month after he was named associate head coach at Florida.

Clemson adds Oral Roberts grad transfer to basketball team

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson has added 6-foot-10 Javan White as a graduate transfer from Oral Roberts.

Wake Forest adds Rice transfer Miles Lester to hoop program

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added Rice transfer Miles Lester to its men's basketball program.

» Saturday, May 5, 2018

Point guard Brandon Williams recommits to Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Top recruit Brandon Williams has recommitted to Arizona after opening up his commitment in the wake of an FBI investigation.

Forward Kaiser Gates leaves Xavier for pro basketball

CINCINNATI (AP) Forward Kaiser Gates has decided to forego his senior season at Xavier and enter professional basketball, leaving the Musketeers without five top players from the team that won the Big East regular season title last season.

» Friday, May 4, 2018

Former SMU basketball coach and player Bob Prewitt has died

DALLAS (AP) Bob Prewitt, who was part of SMU's only NCAA Final Four during three decades as a player and coach, has died. He was 93.

Former Ohio, Western Carolina hoops coach Larry Hunter dies

CARY, N.C. (AP) Former Ohio and Western Carolina coach Larry Hunter has died.

Forward Matthew Moyer transfers to Vanderbilt from Syracuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forward Matthew Moyer has transferred to Vanderbilt after spending the first two years of his college career at Syracuse.

Forward Matthew Moyer transfers to Vanderbilt from Syracuse

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Forward Matthew Moyer has transferred to Vanderbilt after spending the first two years of his college career at Syracuse.

» Thursday, May 3, 2018

Penn State extends coach Pat Chambers through ’22

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Penn State has extended coach Pat Chambers' contract through the 2021-22 season.

Butler adds Golden touch to incoming recruiting class

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Forward Bryce Golden, who averaged 15 points and eight rebounds during his senior season at Saint James School in Hagerstown, Maryland, will play college basketball at Butler.

Rematch of Loyola-Nevada thriller set for November

ST. LOUIS (AP) Nevada and Loyola of Chicago will play in late November in a rematch of their riveting Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA Tournament.

Rematch of Loyola-Nevada thriller set for November

ST. LOUIS (AP) Nevada and Loyola of Chicago will play in late November in a rematch of their riveting Sweet 16 matchup in the NCAA Tournament.

Wake Forest adds grad transfer Johnson from Northern Arizona

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added guard Torry Johnson as a graduate transfer from Northern Arizona.

» Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tulane’s Frazier hires agent, foregoes remaining eligibility

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tulane coach Mike Dunleavy says junior wing player Melvin Frazier has decided to hire an agent and forego his final year of college eligibility.

Siena hires Jamion Christian as men’s basketball coach

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Although the search for a new coach took longer than many expected, Siena knew it had the right man for the job as soon as school officials met with Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian.

Nova’s Wright fetes hoops title with pope-pourri of events

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jay Wright had some time to chat before he met with Michelle Obama. The former first lady was in Philadelphia for an education event and Wright was invited to give a speech. Wright and the Obamas go way back - to at least 2016 when President Barack Obama teased Villanova's coach as ''the George Clooney of coaches'' for his GQ style while winning a national title.

Siena hires Jamion Christian as men’s basketball coach

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) Siena has hired Jamion Christian to replace Jimmy Patsos as its men's basketball coach.

Wake Forest adds grad transfer Ikenna Smart from Buffalo

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added forward Ikenna Smart as a graduate transfer from Buffalo to its men's basketball program.

Wake Forest adds grad transfer Ikenna Smart from Buffalo

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added forward Ikenna Smart as a graduate transfer from Buffalo to its men's basketball program.

NCAA VP for hoops Gavitt meeting with coach about reform

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's vice president of men's basketball, will be making the rounds this month, bouncing from conference meeting to conference meeting, talking with coaches and athletic directors about reforming college hoops.

» Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ex-Richmond guard Fore heading to Vols as graduate transfer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Former Richmond guard Khwan Fore says he's heading to Tennessee as a graduate transfer.

NC State adds C Wyatt Walker, a grad transfer from Samford

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina State has added center Wyatt Walker as a graduate transfer from Samford.

Indiana’s Mr. Basketball staying home to play for Hoosiers

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) Romeo Langford finally ended the speculation about his college plans Monday.