An agent for a prominent college athlete finally said out loud what schools likely hear in private: Pay the player more, or he will transfer to a school that will.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Longtime Miami associate head coach Chris Caputo has accepted a contract offer to become the new coach at George Washington, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday night.
For all the talk of college basketball's brave new world, it suddenly looks a lot like the old one.
So anyone asking why the same dozen programs are still playing musical chairs at the Final Four every year — Duke, North Carolina, Kansas and Villanova this time around — would do well to recall how Willie Sutton answered the feds when they asked why he kept robbing banks: “Because that's where the money is.”
CHICAGO (AP) — Ochai Agbaji was all over the court. David McCormack dominated inside, and Christian Braun connected from deep.
With one dazzling finish, Kansas roared into the Final Four.
Agbaji, McCormack and Braun led the top-seeded Jayhawks to a brilliant second half in a 76-50 victory over Miami on Sunday, sending one of college basketball's top programs to the national semifinals for the 16th time.
CHICAGO (AP) — Miami's Kameron McGusty slapped hands with teammate Bensley Joseph on the way off the court and embraced teammate Charlie Moore and coach Jim Larrañaga in a long three-way hug by the scorer's table.
CHICAGO (AP) — Charlie Moore recalled going to Bulls games growing up in Chicago and watching another kid from the Englewood neighborhood on the city's West Side electrify the hometown crowd.
CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Miller played for George Mason for three seasons before transferring to Miami. So Miller was well aware of Hurricanes coach Jim Larrañaga long before he switched schools.
“Being at George Mason, it’s hard not to hear about his success there,” Miller said Saturday.
CHICAGO (AP) — Kameron McGusty and Miami jumped into passing lanes, challenged Iowa State's shots and generally made life quite difficult for the Cyclones.
Turns out the Hurricanes play defense, too — at an Elite level.
CHICAGO (AP) — Miami coach Jim Larrañaga isn't shy when it comes to telling his players about George Mason and that gripping Final Four run.
They've heard it over and over. And if they're sick of it, well, he doesn't necessarily blame them.
CHICAGO (AP) — When Ochai Agbaji and Kansas are rolling, they can pile up points in a hurry.
In case that doesn't happen in the Sweet 16 against Providence, the Jayhawks think they have another way to advance.
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — There will be quite a reunion when Kansas and Providence join Iowa State and Miami at the Sweet 16 in Chicago this week, and it perfectly demonstrates the transient nature of college basketball these days.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — To fully understand how long Miami coach Jim Larrañaga has been teaching the scramble defense, consider that the first instructional video he did about the scheme came out three decades ago.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Miami showed there's still a place for old-school basketball played by experienced players — and for the Hurricanes, that's in the Sweet 16.
The 10th-seeded Hurricanes (25-10) used a second-half surge and neutralized No.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Charlie Moore used all the focus he'd learned at California, at Kansas, at DePaul and now Miami to produce the biggest moment of his career in the NCAA Tournament.
Moore's free throws with three seconds left lifted the 10th-seeded Hurricanes to a 68-66 win over No.