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Mark Story: Winners and losers from the college basketball coaching carousel

The most fascinating part of each men’s college basketball season comes after the final contest. For intrigue, it is tough to beat the deal-cutting game of musical chairs that is …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Talented young center Oumar Ballo signs with Gonzaga

Gonzaga officially added a big piece of its 2019 recruiting class. The Zags on Tuesday announced the signing of Oumar Ballo, a 6-foot-10, 260-pound center from Mali. He orally committed …


Gonzaga’s Filip Petrusev submits name for NBA Draft, but plans on returning to school

Add another name to Gonzaga’s list of underclassmen entering the NBA Draft.


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 10:10 p.m.

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie testing NBA draft waters

Gonzaga junior forward Killian Tillie has decided to test the NBA draft waters. Tillie submitted his name for the June 20 draft, according to a school release Sunday night.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga and Eastern Washington to resume basketball series after eight-year drought

The EWU athletic department confirmed Saturday that the Eagles will face the Bulldogs at the McCarthey Athletic Center during the 2019-2020 season.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zach Norvell Jr. becomes third Zag to declare for NBA draft

Sophomore guard Zach Norvell Jr. became the third Gonzaga basketball player this week to declare for the NBA draft. Norvell made his announcement Saturday afternoon in a school release.


Sean Miller and Will Wade will not testify in corruption trial

Arizona coach Sean Miller and LSU coach Will Wade will not be required to testify in next week’s federal basketball corruption trial. U.S. District Court judge Edgardo Ramos ruled Miller …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 3:43 p.m.

Michigan State star Cassius Winston coming back, Nick Ward leaving

Michigan State All-America guard Cassius Winston is staying for his senior year. Teammate Nick Ward is entering the NBA draft and plans to end his college career. Winston was the …


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

NCAA rejects mandatory 2-year commitment to grad transfers

A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team’s scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.


UPDATED: Fri., April 19, 2019, 4:24 p.m.

St. John’s hires Mike Anderson as basketball coach

After a meandering search, St. John’s finally settled on Mike Anderson as its new basketball coach. Anderson was hired by the Red Storm after getting fired at Arkansas last month. …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 3:05 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Jarrett Culver declares for NBA draft after 2 seasons

Big 12 player of the year Jarrett Culver has declared for the NBA draft after two standout seasons at Texas Tech. Culver helped lead his hometown Red Raiders to the …


UPDATED: Thu., April 18, 2019, 5:38 p.m.

Talented 2020 wing Julian Strawther commits to Gonzaga

Julian Strawther, a talented wing ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class, celebrated his 17th birthday Thursday by announcing on Twitter he’s “110% committed” to Gonzaga.


Kansas appeals Silvio De Sousa’s 2-year suspension

Kansas has officially appealed the two-year suspension of forward Silvio De Sousa arising from an FBI probe into corruption in college basketball. The school says De Sousa was suspended for …


Idaho confirms four men’s basketball players in transfer portal

The Idaho men’s basketball team may have to restart its rebuild.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 8:23 p.m.

Gonzaga expected to hire Roger Powell Jr. to replace outgoing assistant coach Donny Daniels

Gonzaga appears to have found a replacement for assistant coach Donny Daniels, who is leaving the program after nine seasons. The Zags are expected to hire former Vanderbilt associate head …


Anthony Duruji lands at Florida; Ques Glover, Jason Jitoboh join signing class

Former Louisiana Tech forward Anthony Duruji is transferring to Florida. The Gators also landed guard Ques Glover and center Jason Jitoboh. Both high school recruits signed national letters of intent. …


Mamadi Diakite becomes fourth Virginia player to pursue NBA dream

Virginia forward Mamadi Diakite says he is forgoing his final season of eligibility to make himself available for the NBA draft. Diakite made the announcement on his Instagram page. He …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 7:56 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Brandon Clarke declares for NBA draft

Gonzaga junior forward Brandon Clarke has declared for the NBA draft. Clarke made it official Wednesday via a GU release, two days after teammate Rui Hachimura declared for the draft. …


Michigan State’s Tom Izzo signs star guard Mark Watts

Michigan State has signed 6-foot-3 guard Mark Watts. He attends SPIRE Academy in Ohio and is from Detroit. He joins 6-foot-8 forward Malik Hall in Tom Izzo’s recruiting class. Watts …


Dan Thompson: Washington State fans find way to forgive Tony Bennett, cheer his success

It’s an odd thing, really, the way Cougs faithful feel about Tony Bennett. Sentiments about his father Dick are more straightforward: He was the man who revitalized a derelict program, …


UPDATED: Tue., April 16, 2019, 5:35 p.m.

Donny Daniels leaving Gonzaga, dialing back after four decades in coaching

Assistant Donny Daniels is leaving Gonzaga, but he’s not quite ready to completely call it quits after four decades in the coaching profession. He’s expected to join Utah’s staff as …


Duke’s Zion Williamson, Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome declare for NBA draft

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after one high-flying season to enter the NBA draft. Virginia’s De’Andre Hunter and Ty Jerome also announced their plans to enter the draft.


Rui’s greatest hits: Four games that cemented a Gonzaga legacy

A look back at some of Rui Hachimura’s finest moments as a Zag. On Monday, Hachimura became the ninth player in Gonzaga history to declare early for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Mon., April 15, 2019, 6:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura declares for NBA Draft with history on horizon

Gonzaga junior forward Rui Hachimura has declared for the NBA Draft, the school announced. Hachimura made it official Monday, but the announcement isn’t a surprise. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from …


UPDATED: Sun., April 14, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

Gonzaga point guard Josh Perkins will be one of 64 seniors attending the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week.


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura wins Julius Erving Award as college basketball’s top small forward

Rui Hachimura added another major honor to his awards collection. Gonzaga’s standout junior forward was named the Julius Erving Award winner as the top small forward in the nation Friday …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 7:39 p.m.

Zion Williamson, Sabrina Ionescu win honors at College Basketball Awards

Zion Williamson of Duke and Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon won the John R. Wooden Awards as the nation’s top men’s and women’s players of the year at the College Basketball …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Auburn, coach Bruce Pearl agree to new 5-year contract

Auburn and basketball coach Bruce Pearl have agreed to a new five-year contract. The deal announced Friday, which is worth about $20 million, runs through the 2023-24 season. Auburn spokesman …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 4:40 p.m.

LSU, Will Wade, NCAA officials meet without immediate resolution

LSU officials say their first meeting with suspended basketball coach Will Wade has taken place but that there is not yet a resolution regarding Wade’s long-term status. A written statement …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 5:28 p.m.

Steve Alford says he’s in Nevada for the long haul

New Nevada coach Steve Alford says he’s hungry for the chance to take the Wolf Pack to the next level. About 300 supporters joined cheerleaders and a pep band at …