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Tar Heels to name playing floor in coach Roy Williams’ honor

North Carolina is honoring Hall of Fame basketball coach Roy Williams by putting his name on the playing floor. UNC says it will dedicate “Roy Williams Court” on Aug. 24. …


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Kansas ordered to turn over materials about Adidas, recruit to federal grand jury

Newly released records show that a grand jury investigating alleged recruiting abuses in college basketball ordered the University of Kansas this year to turn over communications involving its men’s team …


Duke is No. 1, Gonzaga 6th in AP’s version of the way-too-early poll for 2018-19

Villanova was clearly the college basketball best team in 2017-18, romping through the NCAA Tournament, capping it rout over Michigan in the title game. Now depression sets in for college …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Stanford earns road sweep with 73-64 win over Washington

One-time Washington commit Daejon Davis returned to his hometown and had 16 points, Reid Travis also finished with 16 points, and Stanford completed its first two-game road sweep in conference …


Washington State stumbles at UTEP, losing 76-69 to bring skid to three games

It marks the third consecutive loss for the Cougars (6-3), who opened the year 6-0 and were receiving AP Top 25 votes after a championship run in the Wooden Legacy …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 8, 2017, 5:09 p.m.

Washington Huskies made historic statement with win over No. 2 Kansas

The historical impact of the Washington men’s basketball team’s


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 10:14 p.m.

Washington State, Idaho bring contrasting styles, winning records into 273rd Battle of the Palouse

Wednesday’s game is the 273rd between the border rivals and marks the 113th consecutive season the teams have met. WSU holds the series lead at 163-109.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 12:10 a.m.

Duke, North Carolina advance past Portland schools in PK80

Trevon Duval had 22 points and top-ranked Duke pulled away for a 99-81 victory over surprisingly tenacious Portland State on Thursday to open the Motion bracket of the Phil Knight …


Indictments returned in college hoops bribery scheme

Four college basketball assistant coaches charged in a bribery scheme were among eight people indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury in New York City.


The college basketball players you have to watch this season

Breaking down the players to know heading into the 2017-18 college basketball season:


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 30, 2017, 4:43 p.m.

An educated guess of Gonzaga’s starting five for 2017-18 season

There are a lot of unknowns about the 2017-18 Gonzaga basketball team after losing half of the eight-man rotation – and arguably four of the top five players – from …


A.D. Mike Roth “very confident” Gonzaga following recruiting rules

Gonzaga athletic director Mike Roth didn’t break out in a cold sweat when details emerged from an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrest of 10, including four Division I …


College basketball coaches charged with accepting bribes in federal corruption case

The Justice Department unsealed indictments Tuesday morning charging basketball coaches at four Division I schools with accepting bribes to steer athletes toward the professional services of several business managers, financial …


College basketball roundup: Xavier’s Trevon Bluiett headlines list of players withdrawing from NBA draft

Trevon Bluiett is staying at Xavier for his senior season instead of entering the NBA draft, a huge boost to a Musketeers team that reached the Elite Eight last season.


Gonzaga coach Mark Few reels in another big one

Gonzaga University men’s basketball coach Mark Few is known for having some formidable bigs in the paint.


UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:16 p.m.

Hot-shooting Wyoming ends Eastern Washington’s season at men’s College Basketball Invitational

The Eastern Washington men’s basketball team made its run.


Interaction with fans has boosted interest in tournament-bound Washington women

Kelsey Plum is already the most successful basketball player in University of Washington history, and a top candidate to win the Naismith Award as the best player in the country


Big Sky women’s tourney: Montana State earns payback by beating Idaho State for title

Montana State faced a bitter memory Saturday for the Big Sky Conference Tournament championship.


Lauri Markkanen scores 29 points as Arizona defeats UCLA in Pac-12 Tournament semifinals

Lauri Markkanen scored 29 points, Allonzo Trier added 20 and No. 7 Arizona shot its way past No. 3 UCLA 86-75 Friday night in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals.


No. 23 Iowa St trounces TCU 84-63 to reach Big 12 title game

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Monte Morris helped Iowa State win a pair of Big 12 Tournament titles under Fred Hoiberg. Now he has a chance to do it under Steve …


No. 15 Cincinnati eases past Tulsa in AAC quarterfinals

Cincinnati had the outside game going early and the inside game clicking late. The result was an 80-61 rout of Tulsa on Friday night in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals.


Vanderbilt upsets No. 17 Florida 72-62 OT win in SEC tourney

Vanderbilt had every reason to give up in January, losing five of its first seven Southeastern Conference games. Instead, the Commodores stuck together and listened closely to first-year coach Bryce …


Koenig, Happ, D lead Wisconsin past Indiana 70-60 in Big Ten

Winning a second consecutive game after dropping five of six down the stretch, No. 24 Wisconsin slowed Indiana’s high-powered offense, while Bronson Koenig’s 16 points led five Badgers in double …


No. 8 Kentucky beats Georgia 71-60 in SEC quarterfinals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – After recently struggling to start or sometimes finish games effectively, No. 8 Kentucky opened tournament play by taking control and maintaining it against one of its toughest …


No. 12 SMU holds off ECU 81-77 in AAC quarterfinals

No. 12 SMU had been beating opponents by an average of 15 points a game this season and coach Tim Jankovich thought his team needed a test. It got one …


No. 11 West Virginia beats K-State to reach Big 12 finals

About three weeks ago, West Virginia coach Bob Huggins began fiddling with a 1-3-1 zone defense. Kansas State wishes he never got that idea.


Northwestern stuns No. 25 Maryland 72-64 in Big Ten Tourney

It was a night when the crowd considered anyone wearing purple to be the enemy – even loveable actress Julia-Louis Dreyfus. Facing No. 25 Maryland on a court that was …


No. 6 North Carolina stops Miami 78-53 to reach ACC semis

Theo Pinson tried an alley-oop pass that went directly into the basket for a surprise 3-pointer, and the befuddled look on his face was priceless.


Duke’s rally in ACC tournament leads to bringing North Carolina rivalry to Brooklyn

College basketball’s biggest rivalry is coming to Brooklyn.


Carter leads No. 11 W Virginia past Texas in Big 12 tourney

West Virginia’s Bob Huggins sure sounds motivated by last year’s runner-up finish at the Big 12 Tournament, but don’t ask the often-irascible coach whether his players feel the same way.