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  • Ex-Kentucky G Davender dies at 49

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Former Kentucky guard Ed Davender, the only Wildcat with at least 1,500 points and 400 assists, has died. He was 49. The school announced Saturday that Davender died Thursday night after suffering a heart attack earlier in the week. Davender scored 1,637 points and made 436 assists while playing with the Wildcats […]

  • Hofstra extends Mihalich through 2020-21

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) Joe Mihalich has signed a contract extension with Hofstra through the 2020-21 season. The Pride won 24 games last season and were the regular-season champions of the Colonial Athletic Association. They lost in the first round of the NIT to eventual champion George Washington. In three years at Hofstra, Mihalich has guided […]

  • Cyclones G Mitrou-Long granted waiver

    AMES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State guard Naz Mitrou-Long has been granted a hardship waiver by the Big 12, making him eligible to play as expected in 2016-17. Mitrou-Long played eight games as a senior last year before lingering pain from offseason hip surgeries became too much to overcome. Mitrou-Long, who averaged 12 points a game […]

  • CIAA won’t move from NC despite LGBT law

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won’t move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite the state’s controversial new LGBT law. The CIAA said in a statement Thursday that it will instead partner with the NCAA to educate its members on lesbian, gay, bisexual and […]

  • Mocs extend McCall 2 years to 2021-22

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Chattanooga men’s basketball coach Matt McCall has received a two-year contract extension after leading the Mocs to an NCAA Tournament appearance in his debut season. The school announced the extension Thursday. McCall’s contract now runs through the 2021-22 season. Chattanooga went 29-6 last season to set a school record for victories. The […]

  • NC State 1983 team to visit White House

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) More than 30 years after winning the national championship, North Carolina State’s 1983 basketball team finally will meet the president. School officials said Thursday that members of that team will visit the White House on May 9. After their buzzer-beating win over Houston gave them their second NCAA title, the Wolfpack never […]

  • Jimmy V Classic: Purdue-ASU, Gators-Duke

    NEW YORK (AP) Purdue will face Arizona State and Florida will meet Duke in the 2016 Jimmy V Classic. The 22nd annual doubleheader will be played Dec. 6 at Madison Square Garden. The early season event will be part of the 10th annual Jimmy V Week to help raise funds for cancer research. ESPN’s 2015 […]

  • UNC ponders response to latest NCAA NOA

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina is preparing for the next step toward a long-awaited resolution in the multi-year case centered around its academic fraud scandal. The school and individuals named for violations have 90 days to respond now that they finally know what NCAA charges they face. It’s the next procedural deadline, though not […]

  • NCAA charges UNC with 5 violations

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) After waiting eight months to find out how the NCAA would revise its list of charges tied to the North Carolina’s long-running academic fraud scandal, the school is in similar position it was before. UNC still faces five serious charges that include lack of institutional control. The governing body added a […]

  • Ex-UNLV coach Rice hired as Nevada asst.

    Dave Rice is switching sides in Nevada’s biggest basketball rivalry. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday that Rice, a former UNLV coach and player, has been hired as an assistant at rival Nevada. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not officially announced the hire. Rice was a […]

  • Arizona, BYU, Zags, USC to play LA event

    LOS ANGELES (AP) A new men’s basketball doubleheader will be played in Los Angeles featuring Arizona, BYU, Gonzaga and Southern California. The Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday announced the one-day event, to be played at Staples Center on Dec. 3. The Wildcats will play the Zags and the Cougars will face the Trojans. […]

  • Wake adds UCF graduate transfer Williams

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added another graduate transfer to its roster, Matt Williams from Central Florida. Coach Danny Manning announced the addition of Williams on Wednesday. He’s expected to graduate from UCF this summer and then play for the Demon Deacons this coming season. Manning said Williams is ”an established player at the […]

  • Vanderbilt coach Drew announces staff

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) New Vanderbilt coach Bryce Drew’s staff will include Roger Powell Jr. as associate head coach and Jake Diebler and Casey Shaw as assistants. Drew’s staff appointments announced Tuesday also include Omar Mance as director of recruiting and player personnel plus Luke Simons as director of basketball operations. Powell and Simons are following […]

  • Nicholls St. names Riley new coach

    THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Nicholls State has named Richie Riley as its new men’s basketball coch. Athletic Director Rob Bernardi said Tuesday that Riley, who spent the past two seasons working under Brad Brownell as an assistant at Clemson, is a tremendous talent who fits the needs of Nicholls State’s program. As a member of the […]

  • Indiana’s Blackmon declares minus agent

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana guard James Blackmon Jr. says he will enter the NBA draft but will not hire an agent. That means the 6-foot-4, 195-pound sophomore could return to school next season. Blackmon considered entering the draft after averaging 15.7 points and 5.3 rebounds as a freshman but decided to stay at Indiana. Last season, […]

  • Ex-Georgia star Morocco commits suicide

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Anthony ”Zippy” Morocco, the University of Georgia’s first basketball All-American and one of the school’s most accomplished return specialists in football, has died. He was 86. Morocco’s son, former Clemson quarterback Chris Morocco, says his father committed suicide on Sunday following a battle with depression and cancer. Chris Morocco said on his […]

  • Butler adds former Memphis G Woodson

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Former Memphis guard Avery Woodson will transfer to Butler. Coach Chris Holtmann made the announcement Monday. Woodson will graduate this year and become immediately eligible for his final college season. The 6-foot-2 guard averaged 9.6 points and made 43 percent of his 3-pointers last season at Memphis. He made 45 starts for the […]

  • NCAA charges UNC with 5 violations

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) The NCAA has charged North Carolina with five violations, including failing to sufficiently monitor its academic support program for athletes, in its long-running fraud scandal. The governing body added the failure-to-monitor charge in its latest Notice of Allegations that UNC released Monday. The NOA also included a women’s basketball adviser tied […]

  • Iowa St. recruit Malou to explore draft

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Iowa State recruit Emmanuel Malou has filed the paperwork necessary to enter the NBA draft but has not hired an agent, preserving his college eligibility. Cyclones spokesman Matt Shoultz confirmed Malou’s decision on Monday. The 6-foot-9 Malou was the highlight of coach Steve Prohm’s first recruiting class. He averaged 14.7 points, […]

  • Ex-UNLV coach Rice hired as Nevada asst.

    A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Monday that former UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice has been hired as an assistant at rival Nevada. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school had not officially announced the hire. Rice, a member of the Runnin’ Rebels’ 1990 national championship team, was let go […]

  • Cal F Rabb decides to stay in school

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California forward Ivan Rabb has decided to stay in school for his sophomore season rather than enter the NBA draft. Cal coach Cuonzo Martin said Sunday night that Rabb made his decision to return for his sophomore season after thinking about it with his family. Rabb had been projected to be a […]

  • UNLV approves Menzies’ $3.75M contract

    LAS VEGAS (AP) Marvin Menzies knows he was not UNLV’s first choice as men’s basketball coach and he doesn’t mind. He’s the Runnin’ Rebels’ leader now and has some catching up to do. UNLV’s board of regents voted 12-1 to approve a five-year, $3.75 million deal for Menzies on Friday, ending a strange couple of […]

  • Michigan’s Alexander named Detroit coach

    DETROIT (AP) Bacari Alexander is returning to his alma mater as the new coach at Detroit. The Titans announced the hiring Friday. Alexander, who is from Detroit, was an assistant at Michigan for the past six seasons. He graduated from Detroit Mercy in 1999 after helping the school reach the NCAA Tournament twice as a […]

  • Duke G Allen has surgery for hernia

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke guard Grayson Allen has had surgery to repair a hernia. Team spokesman Cory Walton said Allen underwent inguinal hernia surgery at Duke University Hospital, and the typical recovery time is four weeks. Allen led the team with averages of 21.6 points and 3.5 assists this season. He has already confirmed he […]

  • UNC’s Jackson, Meeks declare for draft

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) North Carolina’s Justin Jackson and Kennedy Meeks are declaring for the NBA draft but aren’t hiring agents. The school announced the moves in a release Friday. Jackson, a 6-foot-8 sophomore, averaged 12.2 points. Meeks, a 6-10 junior, averaged 9.2 points and 5.9 rebounds. Both were starters for a 33-win team that […]

  • UNLV approves Menzies’ $3.75M contract

    LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV has again approved a multimillion-dollar contract for a new men’s basketball coach after being jilted by the last hire. The UNLV board of regents voted 12-1 on Friday to approve a five-year, $3.75 million deal for Marvin Menzies. The former UNLV assistant has spent the last nine seasons as head coach […]

  • Duke F Jefferson receives medical waiver

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke forward Amile Jefferson will be able to play for the Blue Devils next season. The school said Friday that the Atlantic Coast Conference approved his medical hardship waiver, which makes him eligible to play this coming season. Jefferson played only nine games last season before breaking his right foot in December. […]

  • Michigan’s Alexander named Detroit coach

    DETROIT (AP) Michigan assistant Bacari Alexander is returning to his alma mater as the new coach at Detroit. The Titans announced the hiring Friday. Alexander, who is from Detroit, was an assistant at Michigan for the past six seasons. He graduated from Detroit Mercy in 1999 after helping the school reach the NCAA Tournament twice […]

  • ‘Pearl’ Washington dies of cancer at 52

    NEW YORK (AP) There wasn’t much space left to stand in the park when we got there. We were lucky to be standing behind a group of kids we had by five, six inches each. Everyone was there for the same reason: to see Pearl. No last name needed. Pearl was coming to play in […]

  • N. Colorado fires coach Hill amid probe

    GREELEY, Colo. (AP) The University of Northern Colorado has fired men’s basketball coach B.J. Hill amid an NCAA investigation into allegations of violations in the program. University President Kay Norton said in a news release Thursday that Hill’s assistants were placed on administrative leave while the school continues to cooperate with the NCAA as it […]

  • Marquette G Ellenson leaving team

    MILWAUKEE (AP) Marquette says guard Wally Ellenson is no longer on the basketball team, but will remain on full scholarship with the school’s track and field team until graduation. Coach Steve Wojciechowski in a statement on Thursday thanked Ellenson and wished the junior luck on the rest of his season competing in the high jump. […]

  • Illinois’ Black gets 1 year of probation

    URBANA, Ill. (AP) Illinois basketball player Leron Black has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor aggravated assault after threatening a bouncer at a campus bar and has been sentenced to a year of probation. Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz said Thursday plea that Black was a candidate for probation because he took responsibility for the crime […]

  • Texas G Taylor declares, hires agent

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Point guard Isaiah Taylor has decided to skip his senior season at Texas and enter the NBA draft. The 6-foot-3 Taylor averaged 15 points, five assists and 2.8 rebounds as he started 33 games last season for the Longhorns, who went 20-13 in their first season under coach Shaka Smart. Texas was […]

  • Cal freshman F Brown headed to draft

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) California forward Jaylen Brown is leaving after one season and declaring for the NBA draft. The Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and the school made the announcement Thursday, hardly a surprise given he wasn’t expected to stay at Cal beyond his freshman season. Brown averaged 14.6 points and 5.4 rebounds while starting […]

  • Gators F Robinson out 4-6 months

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida forward Devin Robinson will be sidelined at least four months following foot surgery. The 6-foot-9 Robinson had surgery Wednesday to repair a stress fracture in his left foot, the team announced Thursday. The Gators expect his recovery to take between four and six months, meaning he should be ready for the […]

  • Nebraska G White declares for draft

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska guard Andrew White is declaring for the NBA draft, but he’s not hiring an agent so he can maintain his eligibility. White, who made the announcement Thursday, can attend workouts scheduled by NBA teams next week and compete in the draft combine in May. He’ll have until May 25 to decide […]

  • JUCO star G Angola-Rodas to play at FSU

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Junior college star Braian Angola-Rodas has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Florida State. Angola-Rodas averaged 21.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists for North Idaho College this past season and was a first-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-America selection. The 6-foot-6 guard will have two years […]

  • ‘Nova gets $22.6M gift to fix Pavilion

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) The national champion Villanova Wildcats have received a $22.6 million donation to renovate their arena. Bill Finneran made the largest athletic gift in Villanova history to give the Pavilion a needed facelift and it also will go toward overall support of the men’s program. Finneran is a 1963 Villanova alumnus and chairman and […]

  • Georgia signs Southern Idaho F Diatta

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia has signed forward Pape Diatta (pronounced Pop Dee-ah-tuh), a native of Dakar, Senegal who has played the last two years for the College of Southern Idaho. The 6-foot-7, 210-pound Diatta averaged 13 points and 8.3 rebounds as a sophomore for Southern Idaho. Coach Mark Fox says Diatta is versatile as a […]

  • Asst. coach Patrick leaves LSU for TCU

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) David Patrick has been hired as an assistant coach on the staff of new TCU basketball coach Jamie Dixon. Patrick spent the past four seasons as an assistant at LSU. TCU announced his hiring Wednesday. Before his time at LSU, Patrick was a scout with the Houston Rockets. He also was […]

  • UAB coach Ehsan gets 5-year contract

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – New UAB men’s basketball coach Robert Ehsan has received a five-year contract worth at least $450,000 annually. The University of Alabama System trustees compensation committee approved the deal Wednesday. Ehsan spent the past four seasons as an assistant under Jerod Haase, who left to take over the Stanford program. Haase was […]

  • Wisconsin F Hayes to enter NBA draft

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin forward Nigel Hayes is submitting his name for the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent. The Badgers’ leading scorer confirmed his decision on Wednesday through a team spokesman. New rules allow players to enter their names in the draft by April 24, and withdraw by May 25 and […]

  • Milwaukee G Arians transfers to Wake

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) Wake Forest has added forward Austin Arians as a graduate transfer from Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Coach Danny Manning said Wednesday that Arians can play for the Demon Deacons this season. Arians averaged 9.8 points in three seasons with the Panthers, hitting 35 percent of his 3-pointers. He averaged 11.4 points and 3.8 rebounds this […]

  • ‘Pearl’ Washington dies of cancer at 52

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Dwayne ”Pearl” Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52. Washington died Wednesday of cancer, the university said. He had been coping with medical problems since a brain tumor was first diagnosed in 1995 and recently required […]

  • Ex-Syracuse star Washington dies at 52

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Dwayne ”Pearl” Washington, who went from New York City playground wonder to Big East star for Jim Boeheim at Syracuse, has died. He was 52. Washington died Wednesday of cancer, the university said. He had been coping with medical problems since a brain tumor was first diagnosed in 1995 and recently required […]

  • Milwaukee G Springs joins Minnesota

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Milwaukee guard Akeem Springs has joined Minnesota this season as a graduate transfer. The Gophers on Tuesday announced the addition of Springs, who will be eligible to play immediately as a senior and is on track for a degree at Milwaukee. Springs, who is from Waukegan, Illinois, averaged 13.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and […]

  • Regents to discuss Menzies’ 5-year deal

    LAS VEGAS (AP) UNLV is proposing a five-year contract that pays $3.7 million to its new men’s basketball coach, Marvin Menzies. Documents filed with the Nevada Board of Regents on Monday show Menzies has agreed to the deal. The board is set to discuss the agreement during a meeting on Friday. Under the contract, which […]

  • Cornell tabs Princeton’s Earl as coach

    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Brian Earl, who helped Princeton return to its winning ways during nine seasons as an assistant and associate head coach, has been hired as the head coach at Cornell. Earl, 39, becomes the 22nd head coach in Cornell history and replaces Bill Courtney, whose contract was not renewed after six seasons. Earl […]

  • Rutgers brings in Knight as assistant

    PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) Brandin Knight has joined the Rutgers basketball staff after spending the past 10 seasons at Pittsburgh. Rutgers coach Steve Pikiell announced the hiring on Monday, giving him a New Jersey native and a top recruiter on his staff. Knight was instrumental in the recruitment and development of All-American Sam Young, along with […]

  • Syracuse G Richardson puts name in draft

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Freshman guard Malachi Richardson of the Syracuse Orange is entering his name into the NBA draft but will not sign with an agent. Coach Jim Boeheim says with the new rules it’s an opportunity for Richardson to get a better understanding of where he would be in the draft. Student-athletes can enter […]