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Top 25 roundup: Evansville gets historic road win over No. 1 Kentucky

Sam Cunliffe scored 17 points, including two free throws with 6.8 seconds remaining, and Evansville silenced Rupp Arena with an improbable 67-64 victory over No. 1 Kentucky on Tuesday night


Oregon Ducks retain top spot then win season opener

Oregon had the most impressive win of the week in a game that didn’t even count. The Ducks remained a solid No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s college basketball …


No. 4 Duke edges No. 3 Kansas 68-66

Tre Jones scored 15 points and Cassius Stanley added 11 of his 13 points in the second half to help No. 4 Duke beat third-ranked Kansas 68-66 in the opener …


Grad transfers Christian Keeling, Justin Pierce bolster North Carolina’s scoring punch

Christian Keeling and Justin Pierce know they can’t take long to adapt to new roles as graduate transfers at North Carolina. That’s because the Tar Heels need immediate help after …


Michigan State’s Cassius Winston earns preseason Big Ten honors

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo had little doubt All-America guard Cassius Winston would return for his senior season rather than jump to the NBA. And it wasn’t just because he …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Changing college landscape front and center for Big Ten

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany would just as soon leave the paychecks to the pros. The conference’s coaches and players have different takes.


Kentucky sophomore Ashton Hagans works on his offense, leadership

Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans showed he was one of the most promising guards in college basketball last year, playing tough on-ball defense and his ability to distribute the basketball.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 26, 2019

NCAA hits Ga Tech with postseason ban, 4 years of probation

Georgia Tech’s basketball team was banned from postseason play for the upcoming season and slapped with four years of probation for major recruiting violations committed by a former assistant coach …


Archie Miller seeking better chemistry in 3rd season with Hoosiers

Coach Archie Miller expects the Indiana Hoosiers to look and play differently this season. He has a bigger, stronger, more experienced roster. He expects better ball movement. And it all …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

NCAA suspends response deadlines in hoops corruption cases

The NCAA is suspending its deadlines for schools to respond to charges levied by the governing body in the wake of college basketball’s corruption scandal.


Kansas, others saying NCAA is using them as examples

The University of Kansas wasted little time issuing a forceful response to the NCAA after it received a notice of allegations that leveled serious accusations against its storied men’s basketball …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

Guard Rasir Bolton granted ‘19-20 eligibility at Iowa State

Iowa State guard Rasir Bolton will be eligible for the upcoming season, a move that should vastly improve the Cyclones’ chances of competing for an NCAA Tournament berth in 2019-20.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

UConn men’s coach Dan Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

UConn coach Dan Hurley is back at work full time, less than two weeks after having surgery for a degenerative spinal condition that required replacing two disks in his neck …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019

Rick Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for ‘new chapter’

The University of Louisville Athletic Association and Rick Pitino have agreed to settle a federal lawsuit, with the former Cardinals men’s basketball coach’s changing his termination to a resignation.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Virginia’s Tony Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Virginia men’s basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement.


NCAA denies BYU’s appeal of sanctions

The NCAA has upheld sanctions against BYU’s basketball program, which was forced to vacate 47 wins as a result of an improper-benefits case involving former player Nick Emery. BYU’s appeal …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019

Kevin Ollie wins ruling on union protection in fight over firing

The arbitrator in the dispute between UConn and Kevin Ollie says the former basketball coach is protected by a union contract when it comes to the standard the school must …


Penny Hardaway, Jerry Stackhouse bring NBA edge to Tennessee

Penny Hardaway and Jerry Stackhouse are both trying to revive college basketball programs in Tennessee about 200 miles apart. Hardaway played 14 seasons in the NBA before returning to alma …


NCAA’s agent certification process draws concern, criticism

There are concerns about the NCAA’s new requirements allowing men’s basketball players to sign with an agent during the NBA draft process while maintaining their college eligibility. The NCAA has …


UConn will pay $17M to leave the AAC for Big East

The University of Connecticut has agreed to pay a $17 million exit fee to the American Athletic Conference so the school can rejoin the Big East next year. The Huskies …


Kentucky to visit Texas Tech in 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. Other matchups include Kansas …


Fred Hoiberg’s Huskers getting acquainted before heading overseas

New Nebraska basketball coach Fred Hoiberg is preparing his team for a nine-day trip to Italy starting Aug. 3. The Cornhuskers will play four games against club and professional teams. …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

BYU guard Nick Emery announces retirement from basketball

BYU guard Nick Emery says he is retiring from basketball following a college career that began with high expectations but that ended with him at the center of an NCAA …


UPDATED: Tue., July 23, 2019

NCAA punishes DePaul for basketball recruiting violation

The NCAA has suspended men’s basketball coach Dave Leitao for the first three games of the regular season, saying he should have done more to prevent recruiting violations by his …


Ex-Tar Heel Seventh Woods comfortable back home at South Carolina

Former North Carolina guard Seventh Woods is fitting back in at home since arriving at South Carolina. Woods joined the Gamecocks last month after three seasons as a backup with …


UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019

Former Auburn assistant basketball coach avoids prison

Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on …


UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019

NCAA charges NC State with 4 men’s hoops violations

The NCAA has charged North Carolina State with four violations, accusing a former assistant coach of providing payments and benefits connected to the recruitment of one-and-done basketball player Dennis Smith …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

Lawyers: Ex-NBA star Chuck Person was broke in NCAA scandal

Lawyers for former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person say the 13-year NBA veteran was broke and financially desperate when he joined a bribery conspiracy that cheated young athletes. …


Top Class: Gamecocks high-level recruits looking for titles

South Carolina’s top-ranked women’s basketball recruits are on campus and the confident group expects to make the Gamecocks championship contenders again. South Carolina coach Dawn Staley brought in four of …


UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019

UConn hoops gets probation for NCAA violations under Kevin Ollie

UConn’s men’s basketball program has been placed on probation for two years and Kevin Ollie has been sanctioned individually for violations of NCAA rules during his tenure as coach. An …