EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — An extended break allowed Oregon's Eugene Omoruyi to recharge.
Omoruyi scored 26 points and the No. 21 Ducks extended their winning streak at home to 27 games with a...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Any progress Mark Fox had planned to make entering his second season coaching California never quite worked out as he had hoped.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The California men’s basketball team returned to the practice floor Sunday, five days after an announcement that workouts were suspended because a player tested positive...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — First-year California coach Mark Fox never really bought into the preseason talk that his team was destined to finish last in the Pac-12 Conference.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Back-to-back losses against unranked teams have Colorado coach Tad Boyle questioning his team's confidence as much as its defense.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Paris Austin scored 19 points and Andre Kelly added 16 to lead California to a 66-57 victory over Washington State on Wednesday night.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — First-year California coach Mark Fox isn’t making much of a big deal about his team’s 4-4 start in the Pac-12. Although it’s a far cry from where the Golden Bears have...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Matt Bradley has taken so many shots during pivotal times for California that it seemed a perfect set-up for him to do it again.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Matt Bradley didn't think much of his game-winning 3-pointer in overtime other than he missed a similar shot at the end of regulatation. California coach Mark Fox, on the...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Matt Bradley turned a bad week of practice into the best game of his California career and a much-needed win for the Golden Bears.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Matt Bradley wanted to atone for what he considered a bad week. Consider him forgiven.
Bradley scored 24 points and California did just enough in the final two...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — It’s not often Mark Fox will be OK with his team blowing a big double-digit lead like California did against UC Davis. And for the record, it's not something he wants to...
Duke found itself in a familiar position this week by reclaiming the top spot in The Associated Press men’s college basketball poll.
The Blue Devils earned the top spot for the 143rd week to...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Even as his team has raced out to its best start in four years, California coach Mark Fox has been critical of his team's defense. Against Prairie View A&M, it was the...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Grant Anticevich has new freedom in California coach Mark Fox's offense and used that to tie a school record for 3-pointers. Fox plans to keep giving Anticevich the green...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Cal eventually found the right defensive formula Tuesday night and it paved the way to a thrilling comeback victory.
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Matt Bradley spent a long stretch of the first half on the bench after picking up his second foul. A halftime talk from California coach Mark Fox and a few encouraging...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — First-year California coach Mark Fox tells his team time and again about the importance of investing and attacking.
"That's our motto as a team," senior point guard...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State basketball program is adding California's leading scorer Justin Sueing to the team.
The 6-foot-7 forward from Honolulu, Hawaii, will have to sit out next...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — New California coach Mark Fox's phone began to buzz nonstop not long after word spread of his hiring. By Fox's estimate, he received 1,200 text messages from friends,...
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California hired Mark Fox as its new men's basketball coach Friday, just five days after firing Wyking Jones.
Fox had a 286-176 record in 14 seasons as coach at...
Last season: 18-15, 7-11 SEC, declined possible NIT bid.
Coach: Tom Crean.
Conference: Southeastern Conference.
Who's gone: Coach Mark Fox, F Yante Maten, G Juwan Parker
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Tom Crean isn't worried about the low expectations set on his new Georgia team from the outside.
The first-year coach is just trying to make sure he doesn't expect too much at the start of his ambitious task of making an also-ran program contenders in the Southeastern Conference.
Georgia was picked by SEC media to finish 13th in the 14-team league. Crean has lofty goals, but he knows it may take time.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Joe Scott has joined Georgia basketball coach Tom Crean's staff as an assistant.
The 52-year-old Scott spent the last two seasons as an assistant at Holy Cross following nine seasons as the head coach at Denver. He also was the head coach at Air Force and Princeton.
Crean previously hired Chad Dollar as an assistant. Crean, the former Indiana coach, was hired to replace Mark Fox on March 15.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's post players are handling the ball. Everybody is shooting 3s.
And earrings are in.
Welcome to the Tom Crean era.
Less than one month into Crean's stay as Georgia's coach, players say they're embracing the new coach and his rules.
Tom Crean is taking on the difficult challenge of winning big at a football school.
It could require a dramatic adjustment following his nine years at tradition-rich Indiana.
Georgia hired Crean as its coach on Thursday, capping a fast-paced search only five days after firing Mark Fox .
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Ohio State coach Thad Matta has withdrawn from the Georgia coach search after becoming the first known candidate to interview for the job.
Matta told ESPN "I just don't feel that I am completely ready at this point" to take the job.
Georgia fired Mark Fox on Saturday, and Matta was in Athens only two days later.
Georgia officials interviewed former Ohio State coach Thad Matta on Monday, launching their coach search only two days after the school fired Mark Fox.
Matta's visit to Athens was closely monitored by his older brother, Greg Matta, who is the coach at North Cobb Christian School in Kennesaw, Georgia, about a 90-minute drive away.
Greg Matta said Monday his younger brother told him before the interview "what an exciting place" Georgia is as a possible next coaching job.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia will not accept a bid, if offered, to play in the NIT after firing coach Mark Fox.
Fox said Sunday at a news conference that "players have elected that they will not participate in that." Georgia spokesman Mike Mobley confirmed the school would honor the players' vote.
Fox was fired Saturday , ending the coach's nine-year stay.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity believed this could be the year the Bulldogs returned to the NCAA Tournament and made a move to join the SEC's elite.
Instead, a disappointing season led McGarity to decide Mark Fox wasn't the right coach to help Georgia contend for championships.
McGarity fired Fox on Saturday, ending the coach's nine-year stay that included only two NCAA Tournament appearances.
Mark Fox might need an improbable run through the Southeastern Conference tournament to save his coaching job.
He's hardly alone on the college basketball hot seat.
From Georgia's Fox to Pittsburgh's Kevin Stallings to UConn's Kevin Ollie, numerous coaches went into conference tournaments knowing their jobs could be in jeopardy without a few more wins.
Mark Fox doesn't want his players to be worried about his future as Georgia's coach as they prepare for the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Following a disappointing regular season, the Bulldogs are left with the tournament as their last chance for success — and perhaps a final opportunity for Fox to save his job.
Georgia (16-14, 7-11 SEC) will play Vanderbilt (12-19, 6-12) in the first round of the SEC Tournament on Wednesday night in St. Louis.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Yante Maten has been a one-man show for Georgia all season.
Even though the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer got some much-needed help against Florida, it was no surprise to see Maten deliver the biggest buckets of the night.
ATLANTA (AP) — Mark Fox may be running out of time to find a way to save Georgia's season — and perhaps his job.
Georgia heads to Wednesday's game at Florida having lost three straight games and six of seven. The Bulldogs (13-11, 4-8 Southeastern Conference) may need to win at least five of their last six games and then have a strong run in the SEC Tournament to be considered for a NCAA bid.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Fox knew his team would play in front of a sellout crowd and wanted his players to look spiffy.
It was Georgia against Alabama, two days before the two schools meet for the football national championship in Atlanta, so Fox told the equipment manager to break out the silver uniforms.
Southeastern Conference men's basketball coaches love to talk about how their league is more balanced than its national reputation suggests.
Early returns back up their statements and indicate there will be a wide-open race for the SEC title as league play begins Saturday.
"The league is as good as it has been in a number of years," Georgia coach Mark Fox said.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Yante Maten began his career at Georgia when the Bulldogs were completing a streak of four straight losses to state rival Georgia Tech.
With Maten leading the way, Georgia has launched its own winning streak in the rivalry.
Maten scored 24 points, including two baskets in Georgia's 13-3 run to open a dominant second half, and the Bulldogs beat Georgia Tech 80-59 on Tuesday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Before turning its attention to final exams, Georgia had to face one final test on the floor.
Balancing criticism with praise, Georgia coach Mark Fox concluded its 87-82 win over Winthrop on Tuesday night was a good win, if not a good performance.
"There are a ton of positives from winning this game," Fox said. "This was a great way to be tested. Sometimes you have to find ways to win."
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Non-conference road wins against teams from major conferences go a long way in building a resume worthy of a bid to the NCAA Tournament.
Georgia followed up a win over a ranked St. Mary's team with a crucial 73-66 victory over Marquette on Saturday.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Georgia coach Mark Fox figured he had a simple enough decision to make before playing No. 21 Saint Mary's in the third-place game of the Wooden Legacy tournament Sunday.
Either try to shut down Saint Mary's from the 3-point line or clamp down around the paint.
For much of the night it appeared he had made the wrong choice, Saint Mary's continually scoring on layups, but the Bulldogs weathered a comeback to hold off the Gaels 83-81 in overtime.
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Once Yante Maten settled down, the rest of the Georgia Bulldogs followed suit.
Turtle Jackson scored 14 of his career-high 16 points in the second half, when Maten had 13 of his 15 points, and the Bulldogs rallied past Cal State Fullerton 64-57 in the opening round of the Wooden Legacy on Thursday night.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Yes, Yante Maten scored 19 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in Georgia's 68-65 win Sunday over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, but he also turned the ball over seven times.
Count on Coach Mark Fox to focus on the miscues in the coming days.
For the second straight game, Georgia (3-0) had to hold on to win. Georgia closed out USC Upstate 74-65 on Nov. 14.
"We found a way to win," said Coach Mark Fox, "but we didn't play well. When we got the lead, we did not handle it with maturity."
Last season: 19-15, lost in first round of the NIT.
Coach: Mark Fox.
Who's gone: G J.J. Frazier, F Houston Kessler, F Kenny Paul Geno, G Brandon Young.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Yante Maten's decision to return for his senior season gives Georgia more reason to hope it can make the NCAA Tournament.
If not for a knee injury which forced Maten to miss the last four regular-season games and Georgia's NIT loss to Belmont, the forward's NBA decision might have been different.
"When he entered the draft he wasn't cleared to work out," said Georgia coach Mark Fox, who said Maten delayed workouts for NBA scouts "to get himself in some kind of shape."
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia forward Yante Maten will return for his senior season, coach Mark Fox said Tuesday night.
Maten applied for early entry to the NBA draft last month. Because he didn't hire an agent, Maten had until Wednesday to withdraw his name and stay eligible with the Bulldogs.
Fox spoke with Maten several times over the last few weeks.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia forward Yante Maten is submitting his name for the NBA draft while protecting his option to return for his senior season.
Maten won't hire an agent while testing his standing in the draft, he said Thursday. He has until May 24 — 10 days after the draft combine — to make a final decision on whether to remain in the draft or return to Georgia.
A disappointing Georgia season ended with two injured starters watching from the bench.
The Bulldogs entered the year with high expectations, including playing in the NCAA Tournament. But after failing to reach that goal, Georgia (19-15) hosted a first-round game in the NIT only to have Yante Maten and Juwan Parker sitting out as the Bulldogs were ousted by Belmont.
ATLANTA (AP) — For Georgia Tech first-year coach Josh Pastner, the National Invitation Tournament is a "great accomplishment."
For Georgia eighth-year coach Mark Fox, failing to land a NCAA bid is a bitter disappointment.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Finding a rhythm took the whole game for Georgia, even with the eagerly awaited return of co-scoring leader Yante Maten.
Senior guard J.J. Frazier also struggled initially before getting in sync in time to lead the Bulldogs further in the Southeastern Conference Tournament.
Frazier scored four of his 17 points down the stretch, and Georgia withstood several Tennessee chances to rally in the final 30 seconds to hold on for a 59-57 victory on Thursday.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia's athletic director showed his support for embattled coach Mark Fox on Tuesday.
Greg McGarity took the unusual step of issuing a statement rebutting a report by Yahoo Sports that Georgia was evaluating possible candidates to succeed Fox.
McGarity's statement said "we are NOT in the process of exploring our options to replace Mark Fox. We look forward to Mark leading our program next year and all of our efforts are centered on postseason play."