Utah Valley basketball recruit is accused of sexual abuse
OREM, Utah (AP) — Police in Orem say a Utah Valley University basketball recruit has been accused of sexually abusing a woman at a house party and punching a man who confronted him.
Duke-Kansas opener, NCAA tourney highlight MSG hoops slate
NEW YORK (AP) — This season's college basketball schedule at Madison Square Garden tips off next month with a marquee doubleheader featuring four powerhouse programs: Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and...
Injured Curry won’t fret about missing season for Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An ordinary scrimmage for Minnesota last week took a discouraging turn as Eric Curry's right knee jerked, popped and buckled when the lanky junior tried to make a move on...
Ed Beck, part of Kentucky’s 1958 NCAA title team, dies at 83
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ed Beck, a fierce rebounder for Kentucky's 1958 NCAA championship team nicknamed the "Fiddlin' Five," has died. He was 83.
New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting.
"I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes...
SEC’s stability underscores challenge for Lady Vols’ Harper
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — New Tennessee coach Kellie Harper understands the enormity of her task as she tries to get the Lady Vols back among the nation's premier women's basketball...
Nevada hosts Dayton, UNLV at VCU in 2020 MW-A10 challenge
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will host Dayton and VCU will host UNLV next year in the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series.
They are among 10 basketball games the conferences...
Tennessee State AD Teresa Phillips to retire in June 2020
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teresa Phillips is retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, a job she's held since April 2002.
Phillips announced her decision Thursday in a letter to...
Kansas favored in Big 12 after record 14 titles in row ends
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Big 12 men's basketball title, the season after the end of the Jayhawks' NCAA record run of winning the conference 14 years...
Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal
NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to...
USBWA names top freshman award after Tamika Catchings
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The nation's top freshman women's basketball player each season will win the Tamika Catchings Award starting this year.
New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have...
Wade, Pearl trying to build on success amid NCAA questions
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and LSU's Will Wade are both hoping to build on big seasons while dealing with a major potential challenge for their respective programs off the...
The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local):
Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a...
Cyclones reload at guard with Penn St transfer Rasir Bolton
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State's hopes for competing for a Big 12 title suffered a blow when Talen Horton-Tucker decided to leave for the NBA after just one season.
Mack: Louisville’s Slazinski hospitalized with appendicitis
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville coach Chris Mack says forward Quinn Slazinski has been hospitalized with appendicitis that might require surgery.
Minnesota’s Eric Curry loses another season to knee injury
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has suffered another season-ending knee injury.
Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that Curry was hurt in practice last week and...
Izzo welcomes expectations for 1 of top Michigan State teams
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo's 25th team at Michigan State might be one of his best.
All-America guard Cassius Winston is one of four returning starters from last season's team that...
Media panel picks South Carolina to win SEC women’s title
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina is projected to win the Southeastern Conference women's basketball championship, according to a media panel's preseason poll.
Kentucky Wildcats are again preseason picks to win SEC
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky is once again the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference men's basketball title and Florida forward Kerry Blackshear is the preseason pick as player of the...
UConn women unanimous choice atop AAC poll
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — For the seventh and final time Geno Auriemma and UConn were the unanimous choice to win the American Athletic Conference in the preseason poll.
Memphis, Houston share top spot in AAC preseason hoops poll
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Houston and Memphis share the top spot in the American Athletic Association's preseason basketball coaches' poll.
The Cougars and Tigers finished with 113 points. Houston...
Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the...
Jim Boeheim readies for 44th season at Syracuse
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim is set for his 44th season at Syracuse, and this time around the Orange got a jump start with a summer trip to Italy.
Vols need fifth-year senior Turner to emerge as team leader
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner embraces having the ball in his hands when his team must get a basket with time running down.
UCLA starting rebuild under new coach Mick Cronin
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA faces a rebuilding year under Mick Cronin and the young Bruins are busy adjusting to their new coach's ways.
Different drills, different philosophies, different...
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Review of hoops program recommends adviser for Memphis coach
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A report following an independent review of the Memphis women's basketball program recommends the school hire an executive coach as a mentor and adviser to coach Melissa...
Wisconsin forward Micah Potter must sit out semester
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The NCAA has denied a request for junior forward Micah Potter to play during the fall semester after transferring from Ohio State two days before the season opener last...
Duke picked to win ACC; Nwora voted preseason player of year
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference while Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is the league's preseason player of the year.
Seton Hall men picked to win Big East, edging Villanova
NEW YORK (AP) — Myles Powell calls it an easy decision to return to Seton Hall and not turn pro. He wants to be the first person in his family to graduate college.
Kansas coach Self bristles at idea of ‘trolling’ NCAA
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program when he donned...
Iowa F Jack Nunge back after unique redshirt season
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In an era when many college players want to speed up their careers in hopes of going pro, Iowa's Jack Nunge took an unusual step back last season.
Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun accused of sex discrimination
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun has been accused of sexual discrimination by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division...
Krzyzewski says California law a needed conversation starter
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski believes it's time for college sports to get in step with the times when it comes to paying athletes, though the Duke coach said getting there raises a lot...
ACC waits to see who steps into star spotlight
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Notre Dame coach Mike Brey can't help but feel a bit of excitement simply by what he doesn't see around the Atlantic Coast Conference from last year.
Pac-12 players, coaches briefed on California likeness law
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Washington State big man Jeff Pollard is popular all over Pullman and easily recognized back home in Bountiful, Utah.
You can't miss him: He's 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds....
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The Latest: Pay for play big topic at ACC media day
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest from ACC men's basketball media day on Tuesday (all times local):
The Atlantic Coast Conference wrapped up media day with coaches and two...
Pac-12 Commissioner: Serious concerns with California law
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott has expressed serious concerns about a new law that would allow college athletes in California to hire agents and be compensated for the use of...
Bob Larrañaga, ex-St. John’s basketball player, dies at 78
NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Larrañaga, a former St. John's basketball player and the older brother of Miami Hurricanes coach Jim Larrañaga, has died at 78.
Gonzaga post player Killian Tillie has knee surgery
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga post player Killian Tillie has undergone knee surgery, and it is unclear when he can return to the lineup.
Kansas apologizes for risque Snoop Dogg show at hoops event
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas apologized for its risque Late Night at the Phog event in which rapper Snoop Dogg performed, stripper poles were wheeled onto the Allen Fieldhouse...
Alabama freshman Juwan Gary to miss season with knee injury
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama freshman forward Juwan Gary is expected to miss the season with a knee injury.
The school said in a statement Friday that Gary had successful surgery on his...
Sun Devils looking to continue upward trajectory
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Years one and two were for building. Bobby Hurley needed time to set the foundation and standards at Arizona State, recruit the right players.
DePaul’s Moore granted waiver by NCAA to play immediately
CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul says former Kansas guard Charlie Moore will be eligible to play immediately after the NCAA granted a waiver.
The Chicago product transferred in April, making DePaul his...
Amateur basketball coach gets 3 months prison in NCAA case
NEW YORK (AP) — An amateur coach was sentenced to three months in prison Friday for his role in a college basketball bribery scheme that sought to steer impressionable NBA-bound athletes toward...
NC State’s Keatts aims to keep focus on team, not NCAA case
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Kevin Keatts is trying to keep the focus on what happens on the basketball court and not a suspension or the ongoing NCAA infractions case swirling...