OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe is retiring after 16 seasons and three trips to the NCAA Tournament.
Longtime Wildcats assistant Eric Duft will take over the program, the school announced Monday.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed forward Julian Phillips, the fourth high school All-American and seventh five-star prospect to join the Volunteers under men's basketball coach Rick Barnes.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added Boston College transfer Brevin Galloway to its men's basketball roster.
Galloway is a 6-foot-2, 215-pound guard who is from Anderson, South Carolina. Next year will be Galloway's sixth in college.
Football and men's basketball players on scholarship in one of the major conferences can expect to soon earn a minimum of $50,000 each year he plays because of the influx of cash from so-called booster collectives brokering name, image and likeness deals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Akok Akok is transferring to Georgetown from UConn, the latest in a series of additions and subtractions for coach Patrick Ewing's Hoyas after the worst men's basketball season in Big East history.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota men's basketball team has finalized the addition of two transfers, forward Dawson Garcia from North Carolina and guard Ta’Lon Cooper from Morehead State.
The university announced the addition of Garcia and Cooper on Tuesday.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has hired Billy Donlon as associate head coach and Sean Dixon as assistant for men's basketball.
Tigers coach Brad Brownell announced the additions Monday.
Donlon will make $450,000 a year for the two-year deal.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — In the past year, Temple has hired a new president, athletic director and football coach, all Black men.
The moves have made Temple just the second school that plays major college football to have an African-American in all three of those high-profile positions, along with Maryland.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Lamont Paris has added UNLV assistant Tim Buckley to complete his men's basketball staff.
Buckley's one-year contract worth $350,000 was approved by the school's Board of Trustees on Thursday.
CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Coastal Carolina women's basketball program has a new coach at the helm.
The university planned to introduce Kevin Pederson during a news conference on Thursday.
Pederson replaces Jaida Williams, who was fired in March.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson has added Princeton leading scorer Jaelin Llewellyn to its men's basketball team.
The school announced the addition on Wednesday. Llewellyn, who played three seasons with the Ivy League school, will be eligible to play this fall.
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Lamar is going back to the Southland Conference after a short stay in the Western Athletic Conference, announcing plans Friday to return in the 2023-24 academic year to the league in which it was a founding member.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — New South Carolina men's basketball coach Lamont Paris has brought two of his assistants from Chattanooga to the Gamecocks.
On Friday, the school's board of trustees approved the hiring of Tanner Bronson, who was Paris' top assistant at Chattanooga and worked there from 2017-22.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Butler hired Austin Parkinson as its new women’s basketball coach Friday, ending a search that lasted a little more than two weeks.
Dawn Staley swore over and over again during her playing days she would never become a coach. Everyone seemingly could see it in her future, everyone but her.
As an elite point guard during her playing career she was always coaching.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men's basketball player Austin Ash has entered the transfer portal and will take advantage of the bonus year of eligibility granted to athletes who were on rosters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle hired former Penn and Temple coach Fran Dunphy on Tuesday to take over the sagging men's basketball program that he led to some of its greatest seasons as a guard in the 1960s.
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson point guard Al-Amir Dawes has entered the transfer portal, becoming the second Tigers' point guard to do so since the season ended.
Team spokesman Ben Winterrowd confirmed Dawes' decision in a text message Tuesday.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Assistant Grant Billmeier is staying with coach Kevin Willard and joining his new staff at Maryland.
Billmeier was part of Willard’s staff at Seton Hall for 11 seasons.
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Associated Press is republishing verbatim the story of the North Carolina-Kansas NCAA men's basketball championship game, as it was sent to the wire on the night of March 23, 1957.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany men’s basketball coach Dwayne Killings will serve a five-game suspension next season and pay a $25,000 fine for “inappropriate physical contact” with a player, the university announced Saturday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland State has extended athletic director Scott Garrett's contract through June 2026, the school announced Thursday.
Garrett has been in charge of the Vikings' athletic program since 2019.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At long last, some of the cold, hard cash in the billion-dollar world of college sports is hitting the wallets of the players themselves by legitimate means. One expert estimates by the time next year's Final Four rolls around, every men's basketball and football player on a major Division I roster could be making $100,000 or more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Georgetown men’s basketball players entered the NCAA transfer portal on Wednesday, the latest in a series of members of coach Patrick Ewing's team to leave the Hoyas.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pac-12 Conference will not renew the lease at its downtown San Francisco headquarters and will have its employees work remotely instead of maintaining a permanent league office.
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Duke and North Carolina are taking their much talked about and often debated men's basketball rivalry on the road to a place its never been.
The neighboring schools are preparing for another first in a series filled with big-name players and intense finishes: playing each other in the NCAA Tournament.
HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Colgate men's basketball coach Matt Langel has agreed to a contract extension through 2030, the university announced Tuesday.
Langel guided the Raiders to their third 20-win season and third Patriot League regular-season and tournament championships in four years.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The number of South Carolina players returning from last year's men's basketball players continues continues to shrink, leaving the program before they see what new coach Lamont Paris can do.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Memphis and men's basketball coach Penny Hardaway have been accused of serious violations of NCAA rules, including failing to cooperate with an investigation, two newspapers reported.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's leading scorer Jermaine Couisnard has entered the NCAA transfer portal, a day after the Gamecocks hired Lamont Paris as the team's new men's basketball coach.
PARIS (AP) — After criticism from French national team players about a basketball venue planned for the 2024 Paris Olympics, organizers and the sport’s governing body agreed Thursday to find a new one.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments are seeing double-digit viewer increases over last year.
The men's tournament is up 12% over last year. The tournament is also off to its best start in five years, averaging 9.12 million viewers through the second round on TBS, CBS, TNT & truTV.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Ed Conroy, who led only one of two 20-win seasons in the history of The Citadel, is returning as the school's men's basketball coach.
Athletic director Mike Capaccio announced Conroy's hire Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Here's a safe bet: Two men's basketball games featuring St. Peter's University landed among the 20 most-watched television programs in prime time last week for the first time ever.
The NCAA tournament's underdog darlings hit the big time with their victories over Kentucky and Murray State, the Nielsen company said.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa has named Eric Konkol its new men’s basketball coach.
Konkol compiled a 153-75 record in seven seasons at Louisiana Tech. He had six seasons with at least 20 wins and finished in the top three in the Conference USA standings five times.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Big Sky Conference commissioner Tom Wistrcill and Samford athletic director Martin Newton were added to the NCAA men's basketball committee on Tuesday while Minnesota athletic director Mark Coyle was confirmed through the 2025-26 season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina and Chattanooga's Lamont Paris have reached a five-year deal for him to become the next men's basketball coach, a person with direct knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU is filling its men's basketball coaching vacancy with Murray State's Matt McMahon, the university announced Monday night.
The hiring came two days after Murray State's season ended with a loss to Saint Peter's in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Tom Young, the former Rutgers basketball coach who led the Scarlet Knights to an undefeated regular season in 1975-76 and their only Final Four appearance, has died. He was 89.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Oregon assistant coach Chris Crutchfield has been hired as the new head men's basketball coach at Omaha, where he was a two-sport athlete in the 1990s.
Athletic director Adrian Dowell announced Crutchfield's hiring on Friday, less than two weeks after longtime coach Derrin Hansen was fired after a second straight five-win season.
NCAA Tournament teams rise and fall with guard play. Look no further than last year for evidence.
Pat Chambers quickly convinced Florida Gulf Coast that he was the right person to take over its men’s basketball program.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gulf Coast has hired Pat Chambers as its men's basketball coach.
His hiring was announced Monday night and FGCU planned to introduce him Tuesday at a news conference.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jamion Christian was fired as men's basketball coach at George Washington on Monday after wrapping up a third consecutive losing season at the school.
GW went 12-18 during 2021-22, including a 99-88 loss to UMass last week in the Colonials' first game at the Atlantic 10 Conference Tournament.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina has fired coach Frank Martin after 10 seasons with just one appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Athletic director Ray Tanner announced the move Monday, saying the change came after a “thorough evaluation of our men's basketball program.”
LSU has fired men's basketball coach Will Wade for cause amid “serious” allegations of NCAA violations, the university announced Saturday in a joint statement from its president and athletic director.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A community college coach and Gresham elementary school worker has been arrested on accusations that he solicited explicit material from a teenager he met at a basketball camp in southern Oregon.
Pressure-packed basketball is back, with buzzer-beating shots all over the place on the eve of the NCAA Tournament and all of its March Madness.
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — East Carolina fired basketball coach Joe Dooley on Friday after four seasons in his second stint at the school.
Athletic director Jon Gilbert said he told Dooley, his staff and players that “we are going to move forward with a new leader” for men's basketball.