INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime NCAA executive Tom Jernstedt helped create a path for the men's college basketball tournament to go from just a national championship event into a March Madness megaevent.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Jaquez Jr. said Monday he will return to UCLA for his senior season, keeping him in Westwood for the debut of his sister Gabriela with the women’s basketball team.
A slickly produced video posted to his social media accounts concluded with Jaquez slipping on his team jersey and saying, “I'm coming back.”
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue's board of trustees announced Friday it has approved $6.7 million in renovations for Mackey Arena, work funded entirely by private donations and expected to begin after next season.
This year's Final Four is either unprecedented or pretty close.
In one corner, North Carolina is making a record 21st appearance in the Final Four. Its semifinal opponent, Duke, is waiting with the sport's winningest coach.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s farewell tour is headed to his record-setting 13th Final Four after Duke overwhelmed Arkansas 78-69 on Saturday night in the Blue Devils’ most complete performance of this NCAA Tournament run.
Joe Williams, who coached Artis Gilmore and tiny Jacksonville University to the 1970 NCAA Tournament championship game against mighty UCLA, died Saturday. He was 88.
Williams, who also coached at Furman and Florida State, died in Enterprise, Mississippi, while in hospice care after a lengthy battle with cancer, his son Joe Williams Jr.
A look at what’s happening in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday:
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — These teams need no introduction. Built by coaching icons John Wooden and Dean Smith, UCLA and North Carolina are as much a part of college basketball as the hardwood itself. Combined, the programs have been to 39 Final Fours and won 17 national titles.
Mike Krzyzewski's farewell tour was thisclose to over.
Duke trailed Michigan State 70-65 with 5:10 left to play Sunday and there was next to nothing he could do about it.
“I’m an Army guy,” recalled Krzyzewski, who played for Bobby Knight at West Point and started his coaching career there.
Mike Krzyzewski’s final team at Duke has reached a familiar milestone: No. 1 in The Associated Press Top 25 men's college basketball poll.
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright left for Japan on July 2 as a two-time national champion at Villanova and winner of enough coach of the year awards and Big East titles to fill several trophy cases.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expectations are nothing new at UCLA. John Wooden's success made sure of that.
They accompany the start of every basketball season at the school that owns a record 11 NCAA titles.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nan Wooden, the daughter of late UCLA basketball coach John Wooden and a fixture at the Bruins games for years, died Tuesday. She was 87.
The school said she died of natural causes at a care facility in the San Fernando Valley, according to family members.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Saint Joseph’s will play Southern California and Georgetown will take on San Diego State in the Wooden Legacy on Thanksgiving weekend.
The four-game event will be Nov. 25-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center Arena.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mick Cronin lay in bed and watched UCLA basketball games for years, pondering how he would coach the Bruins if he ever got the chance...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chris Beard of Texas Tech had a cheering, boisterous audience as he took stage Thursday to accept the trophy as The Associated Press men's college basketball coach of the year — his players and family filling the front row to celebrate his success as their own...
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Duke remained firmly entrenched at No. 1 for a fourth straight week in The Associated Press men's college basketball poll, which was enough to give its Hall of Fame coach another record...
Valorie Kondos Field nearly quit while she was behind. Nearly.
Her first year as the women's gymnastics coach at UCLA in 1991 didn't go as planned. Neither did the second. Frustrated, she found herself preparing to tell senior associate athletic director Judith Holland that Holland's unusual move to hire a head coach with no background in the sport had backfired — Kondos Field grew up dancing and spent eight years as an assistant coach with the Bruins focusing strictly on choreography.
When it mattered, Cretin-Derham Hall leaned on the one thing Eden Prairie couldn’t account for: Daniel Oturu.
The 6-10 center took over the game in the second half, lifting the Raiders to a 60-56 victory over the Eagles in the Class 4A semifinals Thursday at Target Center.