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UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 4:18 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Chandler Smith repeat selections on scholar-athlete team

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been selected to the Division I-AAA Athletic Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team for the second consecutive season.


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 11:36 a.m.

UCLA hires Cincinnati’s Mick Cronin as basketball coach

Mick Cronin was hired as UCLA’s basketball coach Tuesday, ending a bumpy, months-long search to find a replacement for the fired Steve Alford.


Report: Washington State’s Ahmed Ali, Isaiah Wade enter NCAA transfer portal

Point guard Ahmed Ali and forward Isaiah Wade, both former junior college players who signed with WSU last season, have entered their named into the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to …


Tennessee announces Rick Barnes will be back next season

Tennessee coach Rick Barnes will be back with the Volunteers next season.


Mike Young says coaching Virginia Tech ‘dream come true’

Mike Young looked around Virginia Tech’s Cassell Coliseum and said he’s “so thrilled to be home.”


Purdue’s Carsen Edwards, Kansas star Dedric Lawson declare for NBA draft

Carsen Edwards of Purdue and Dedric Lawson of Kansas have announced they will declare for the NBA draft.


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:21 p.m.

1st-timers Texas Tech and Virginia face off for NCAA title

For Virginia and Texas Tech, doing something that had never been done before took hard work, dedication, determination – and vision. The Cavaliers and Red Raiders meet in the NCAA …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

Jarrett Culver, De’Andre Hunter bring NBA upside to Texas Tech-Virginia final

Jarrett Culver knew Texas Tech desperately needed him to make a big leap after a solid freshman year so he charged full-speed into an offseason determined to refine and expand …


Minnesota adds 2 years to Richard Pitino deal after 1st tourney win

Minnesota basketball coach Richard Pitino has agreed to a two-year contract extension, coming off his first NCAA Tournament win in six seasons with the Gophers. Once the deal is approval …


Virginia Tech hires former Wofford basketball coach Mike Young

Virginia Tech has hired former Wofford men’s basketball coach Mike Young to replace Buzz Williams. Young is scheduled to be formally introduced during a news conference Monday morning. Young was …


UPDATED: Sun., April 7, 2019, 10:26 p.m.

GU moments: A look back at the best performance by each Zag this season

It’s been six months almost to the day when Gonzaga fans first caught a glimpse of the 2018-19 men’s basketball team. Kraziness in the Kennel serves as the unofficial start …


Arkansas tabs Nevada’s Eric Musselman as next coach

Arkansas hired Nevada’s Eric Musselman on Sunday, hoping to get a once-proud program back to an elite level.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:35 p.m.

John Blanchette: View of future appears cloudy through Gonzaga’s window

They’ll settle college basketball’s national championship on Monday night in Minneapolis, and it’s entirely possible the winner will score more than 60 points.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Texas Tech uses stout defense to down Michigan State, earn spot in NCAA Tournament title game

Matt Mooney matched his career high with 22 points and the Texas Tech defense did the rest in a 61-51 victory over Michigan State in the Final Four.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 10:47 p.m.

Kyle Guy hits 3 free throws with 0.6 left, Virginia shocks Auburn in Final Four

Auburn had erased a 10-point deficit in the final five minutes and led 62-60 before Kyle Guy stepped to the line in the final second.


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief, Jack Sikma, Teresa Weatherspoon headline ’19 Hall class

NBA stars Vlade Divac, Sidney Moncrief and Jack Sikma are the headliners of the 2019 class of the Basketball Hall of Fame. Also selected this year were WNBA great Teresa …


UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 6:29 p.m.

Klay Thompson will join Steve Puidokas as only other basketball player to have number retired at Washington State

Eight years later, it’s still the most popular jersey at Washington State home basketball games and before long, Klay Thompson’s No. 1 will be hanging in the rafters at Beasley …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:38 p.m.

Ex-Eastern Washington standout Jesse Hunt teams up with Big Sky rivals at 3X3U National Championship in Minneapolis

The winner of the 3-on-3 tournament gets a $100,000 grand prize. Each tournament win nets a team $1,000.


Virginia and Auburn match contrasting styles in Final Four

Virginia and Auburn meet at the Final Four in the latest installment of a long-running competition in basketball: Slow and steady vs. fast and furious. The top-seeded Cavaliers are rarely …


Michigan State, Texas Tech get ready for a Final Four grind

One Final Four semifinal features Texas Tech, the team with the best defense in a generation, against Michigan State, the nose-in-the-dirt team whose coach used to put helmets and shoulder …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins selected Senior CLASS Award second-team All-American

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins has been named to the Senior CLASS Award All-American second team, presented annually to a Division I senior with notable achievements in the classroom, community, character and …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Vanderbilt hires Grizzlies assistant Jerry Stackhouse

Vanderbilt has hired Memphis Grizzlies assistant and former NBA All-Star Jerry Stackhouse as its basketball coach. Vanderbilt fired coach Bryce Drew on March 22 after he went 40-59 in three …


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 9:11 a.m.

Duke’s Zion Williamson wins AP men’s college player of the year

The 6-foot-7, 285-pound Williamson was the runaway choice, claiming 59 of 64 votes from AP Top 25 voters in ballots submitted before the NCAA Tournament in results released Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 10:17 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins, Idaho’s Taylor Pierce miss out on 3-point semifinals in Minneapolis

Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins and Idaho’s Taylor Pierce had short stays during Thursday’s State Farm 3-point Championship in conjunction with the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four at the Target Center.


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Hook ’em! Texas tops Lipscomb to win NIT championship

Texas can hook its horns to an NIT championship. Dyan Osetkowski had 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead Texas to the NIT championship with an 81-66 win over Lipscomb …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Pro prospects of Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura, Brandon Clarke draw variety of opinions from experts

Perhaps you’re in the camp that believes Gonzaga junuor forwards Rui Machimura and Brandon Clarke are first-round NBA draft picks, and both are probably going to turn pro. You have …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 3:50 p.m.

Texas Tech’s Chris Beard named AP men’s college coach of the year

Texas Tech’s Chris Beard is The Associated Press men’s college basketball coach of the year. Beard has guided the Red Raiders to their first Final Four appearance in a 30-win …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Trio of newcomers, one veteran arrive in Minneapolis for Final Four

In his eighth trip to the Final Four, Michigan State’s Tom Izzo should know how best to get around. The rest of his coaching compatriots? They could probably use a …


UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 1:55 p.m.

Montana State names Danny Sprinkle as new basketball coach

Former Montana State guard Danny Sprinkle will be the Bobcats’ new head coach. Sprinkle replaces Brian Fish, whose contract was not renewed after Montana State went 65-92 over the past …


Coach Kelvin Sampson signs extension to stay with Houston

Houston coach Kelvin Sampson has signed a contract extension through the 2024-25 season after helping the Cougars to their best season in 35 years. The move comes after Sampson turned …