Latest Men's college basketball News

Raise makes Ohio State's Day one of highest-paid coaches

May. 18, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

Ohio State is hiking Ryan Day's annual salary to $9.5 million as part of a two-year contract extension that will put him among the nation's highest-paid college football coaches. Day’s raise makes him the latest coach to crack $9 million per year, making him one of the highest-paid...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

May. 17, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. May 13, 2022. Editorial: Kudos to two excellent leaders moving on to new adventures Two great Indianapolis organizations announced this week they’re losing their longtime leaders—and both men are worth celebrating. ...

Brian Reese rejoins Monmouth coaching staff under King Rice

May. 17, 2022 12:45 PM EDT

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — Brian Reese is returning to Monmouth University for a second stint as an assistant coach under fellow North Carolina alum King Rice. The Hawks, who are moving from the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference to the Colonial Athletic Association in July,...

Weber State's Rahe retiring after 16 seasons

May. 16, 2022 21:56 PM EDT

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Weber State men's basketball coach Randy Rahe is retiring after 16 seasons and three trips to the NCAA Tournament. Longtime Wildcats assistant Eric Duft will take over the program, the school announced Monday. Rahe leaves Weber State as the Big Sky...

Tennessee adds 5- star recruit Julian Phillips to roster

May. 16, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has signed forward Julian Phillips, the fourth high school All-American and seventh five-star prospect to join the Volunteers under men's basketball coach Rick Barnes. The 6-foot-8, 200-pound Phillips is ranked among the top 18 overall prospects...

Wilson, balanced Aces cruise to 96-73 victory over Dream

May. 13, 2022 22:23 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — A'ja Wilson scored 15 points, Kelsey Plum had 14 points and 11 assists and the Las Vegas Aces rolled to a 96-73 victory over the Atlanta Dream on Friday night. Wilson also had seven rebounds and five blocks to help Las Vegas improve to 3-1 overall and 2-1...

Florida lands 'proven winner' with St. Bonnies guard Lofton

May. 13, 2022 16:56 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officially signed graduate transfer and St. Bonaventure guard Kyle Lofton on Friday, a potentially huge addition for new coach Todd Golden. Lofton earned All-Atlantic 10 honors each of the past three seasons while totaling 1,613 points and 604...

St. Bonaventure's Osun Osunniyi will transfer to Iowa State

May. 13, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Two-time Atlantic 10 defensive player of the year Osun Osunniyi on Friday announced he's transferring to Iowa State. The 6-foot-10 Osunniyi averaged 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds and ranked eighth nationally with 2.94 blocks. He has one season of eligibility. ...

Ex-Texas forward Tre Mitchell transfers to West Virginia

May. 13, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Texas forward Tre Mitchell has transferred to Big 12 foe West Virginia. Mountaineers coach Bob Huggins announced Mitchell's signing Friday. The 6-foot-9 Mitchell averaged 8.7 points and four rebounds per game last season and started 17...

Top programs leaning on boosts from popular transfer portal

May. 12, 2022 02:58 AM EDT

Coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn lost two stars to the NBA from what he considered college basketball's best frontcourt. So, the Tigers did what most college programs are doing: They turned to the transfer portal. Auburn filled the gaping voids left by likely first-round picks Jabari...