The University of Hawaii men's basketball team will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The university said in a statement Tuesday that Hawaii will join California, Princeton, and Seton Hall in the two-day tournament beginning Dec. 6 at Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor. The tournament, which will be televised live, is the first of two major tournaments Hawaii will participate in this season.
Posted: June 28, 2016, 9:17 pm
The Big East and the Atlantic Coast Conference have formed a men's basketball officiating alliance, which also includes the Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association, which have previously collaborated with the ACC. The alliance, which was announced Tuesday, begins immediately and will enable the four conferences to work together on all officiating matters and will serve to enhance training, development, recruitment, retention and feedback for its basketball officials. John Cahill, the Big East's Supervisor of Officials, and Bryan Kersey, the ACC's Coordinator of Men's Basketball Officiating, both former NCAA referees, will manage officiating operations for the alliance.
Posted: June 28, 2016, 3:15 pm
Hal Lear, the sweet-shooting guard who starred for the Temple Owls in the 1950s and still holds the school record for points in a season, has died. Lear died at his home in White Plains, New York, on Saturday from a recurrence of prostate cancer and the effects of spinal stenosis, according to his wife, Maggie. Lear, who played prep ball at Philadelphia's Overbrook High School, scored a school-record 745 points as a senior in the 1955-56 season, and his scoring average of 24.0 that year ranks fourth in Temple history.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 11:08 pm
Andrew White, the second-leading scorer for Nebraska last season, plans to play his final season at another school as a graduate transfer. Coach Tim Miles said Sunday that White requested a release and will be given one. White, who sat out the 2014-15 season after transferring from Kansas, averaged 16.6 points and 5.9 rebounds in his only season with the Cornhuskers.
Posted: June 26, 2016, 8:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina State has added another player to its men's basketball roster.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 8:40 pm
North Carolina athletic director Bubba Cunningham is hopeful the school is finally near the end of its long-running academic fraud scandal. The school is a month away from its 90-day deadline to respond to the NCAA's latest Notice of Allegations (NOA), which outlined five serious charges that include lack of institutional control. In an interview with The Associated Press, Cunningham said UNC will meet that deadline - there had previously been an eight-month hiccup in the process - in a case that hung over a strong 2015-16 sports season.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 2:53 pm
Richmond basketball coach Chris Mooney considers his incoming class the best group of players he's brought in in a dozen years, and he believes the summer will be instrumental in the Spiders' success next season. The freshmen - guards Nick Sherod and De'Monte Buckingham and forward Grant Golden - will accompany the Spiders on the trip. The newcomers will be more important for the Spiders this season than is usually the case.
Posted: June 23, 2016, 3:18 pm
Former Syracuse athletic director Daryl Gross has been hired to take the helm of the Division II athletic program at Cal State-Los Angeles. Gross, who has been working as both a professor and vice president and special assistant to the Syracuse University chancellor after serving a decade as the school's athletic director, will start his new job in July. Gross changed positions at Syracuse in March 2015 after an eight-year NCAA investigation into the basketball and football programs that led to sanctions and five years of probation for Orange athletics.
Posted: June 23, 2016, 3:08 am
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- Utah forward Brekkott Chapman has transferred to Weber State.
Posted: June 22, 2016, 11:44 pm
Leonard Hamilton had an idea that one of his talented freshmen from last season might be headed to the NBA draft after only one season at Florida State. Hamilton considers himself fortunate though that it was just one. While Malik Beasley will be at the draft in Brooklyn, New York, waiting for his name to be called, his former teammates have been participating at Hamilton's summer basketball camp while trying to prepare for the upcoming season.
Posted: June 22, 2016, 10:23 pm
New Mexico State has landed a commitment from the junior college ranks in shooting guard Chance Ellis. The 6-foot-5 guard from New York pledged to the Aggies on Tuesday night, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein. Ellis started 14 games during his freshmen year at the New Mexico Military Institute, averaging 14.9 points per game […]
Posted: June 29, 2016, 3:19 am
One of the top players in the state of Wisconsin is heading to South Dakota State. Alou Dillon, a Class of 2017 prospect, committed to the Jackrabbits at a ceremony at his high school Tuesday night. The 6-foot-7 power forward had offers from Milwaukee, Wisconsin-Green Bay and others, but ultimately decided to head west to […]
Posted: June 28, 2016, 11:32 pm
Missouri has nabbed a late-rising prospect in the 2016 class. Jakoby Kemp, a 6-foot-9 forward out of Utah, committed to the Tigers and coach Kim Anderson on Tuesday night. “Humbled to further my education and love for the game of basketball at the University of Missouri,” Kemp tweeted. Humbled to further my education and love […]
Posted: June 28, 2016, 11:16 pm
UConn head coach Geno Aueriemma: “You can see how difficult it was back then for a woman to try and do something that no one had ever done before or thought could do. Trying to juggle being a mom and being a coach and being a representative for the game. From all the different aspects of […]
Posted: June 28, 2016, 5:30 pm
Here's a look at some of the milestone victories Pat Summitt achieved on her way to posting the most career victories of any NCAA Division I men's or women's coach:
Posted: June 28, 2016, 4:20 pm
Needing yet another men's basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program.
Posted: June 28, 2016, 3:20 pm
On Monday evening, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino updated the status of a pair of his key big men heading into next season. According to a blog post Pitino published, sophomore Ray Spalding “had minor groin surgery to alleviate a problem, which set him back in his strength and weight gain,” although Pitino specified that […]
Posted: June 28, 2016, 2:18 pm
Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history, has died. She was 64.
Posted: June 28, 2016, 11:17 am
Pat Summitt, the legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach who led the Lady Vols to eight national titles during her 38-year tenure with the program, died on Tuesday. She was 64 years old. Summitt had been battling early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, for the past five years. She coached for a season after getting diagnosed. Since […]
Posted: June 28, 2016, 11:14 am
Baruti reportedly missed the application deadline for international students at Utah, reopening his recruitment shortly thereafter.
Posted: June 27, 2016, 11:03 pm
As news of Pat Summitt’s declining health continues to travel around the country, her peers in the college coaching community are beginning to speak out on the legacy that she created. On Monday morning, Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl discussed his former colleague. “She created a brand called the Lady Vols,” Pearl said during Monday’s […]
Posted: June 27, 2016, 7:04 pm
Michael Porter Jr., the No. 2 prospect in the Class of 2017, and his younger brother Jontay, a four-star prospect in the Class of 2018, announced over the weekend that they will be playing the remainder of their respective high school careers at Nathan Hale HS in Seattle. The Porters were previously at Father Tilton […]
Posted: June 27, 2016, 1:53 pm
The update on Pat Summitt's health caught Geno Auriemma by surprise. It's simply the news nobody wanted to hear, especially her former rival who built UConn trying to model off her success coaching Tennessee.
Posted: June 27, 2016, 1:32 pm
A month after Andrew White announced his intention to return to school after declaring for the NBA Draft, Nebraska’s leading returning scorer has requested a release and intends to transfer out of Tim Miles’ program. White will be a fifth-year senior and a graduate transfer, eligible immediately at whatever program takes him. “I spoke with […]
Posted: June 27, 2016, 12:29 pm
Legendary Tennessee women’s basketball coach Pat Summitt is “struggling”, according to the Knoxville News-Sentinel, and the family is “preparing for the worst”. Summitt has been battling early onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type, since 2011, retiring after the 2011-12 season. She coached at Tennessee for 38 years, winning 1,098 games and eight national titles. The court at Tennessee’s […]
Posted: June 26, 2016, 4:06 pm
2016 NCAA tournament participants Iona and Weber State are part of the field.
Posted: June 25, 2016, 8:36 pm
Ole Miss is losing a 2016 junior college big man to a ruling from the SEC.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 11:30 pm
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski is preparing to coach in another Olympics, but he's had to overcome a lot of health issues this offseason.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 10:30 pm
The USA Basketball U17 moved to 2-0 in the FIBA U17 World Championships with a blowout win over Turkey.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 9:30 pm
N.C. State has added another member to its Class of 2016 with a big man who was once committed to Arkansas and SMU.
Posted: June 24, 2016, 8:25 pm