Latest Big 12 Conference men's basketball News

Lennie Rosenbluth, star of UNC's '57 title team, dies at 89

Jun. 18, 2022 22:41 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Lennie Rosenbluth, who led North Carolina to its first basketball NCAA title in 1957 with a victory over Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas in the championship game, died Saturday. He was 89. The school announced Rosenbluth's death but did not provide a cause....

AAC deal lets UCF, Cincinnati, Houston join Big 12 in '23

Jun. 10, 2022 12:24 PM EDT

The American Athletic Conference announced an agreement Friday with Cincinnati, Houston and UCF that paves the way for the schools to join the Big 12 in 2023. The three schools announced in September they had accepted invitations to join the Big 12, which moved quickly to a rebuild...

Kentucky adds longtime assistant Turner to Wildcats staff

Jun. 08, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky has hired longtime basketball assistant coach K.T. Turner to round out head coach John Calipari’s staff. Turner fills the opening created when Jai Lucas left to become an assistant at Duke. The nearly 20-year veteran spent last season as associate...

Sweet 16 run earns Cyclones' Otzelberger raise, extension

Jun. 01, 2022 17:25 PM EDT

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State coach T.J. Otzelberger received a contract extension and a $500,000 raise Wednesday after leading the Cyclones to the NCAA Sweet 16 and the third-best turnaround in major college basketball history. "I’m grateful that we are able to reward that...

5-star recruit Fisher from Canada signs with Texas Tech

May. 26, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Five-star prospect Elijah Fisher from Canada has signed a financial aid agreement with Texas Tech and decided to reclassify to the Class of 2022 so he can join the Big 12 program this summer. Red Raiders coach Mark Adams announced the signing Thursday. ...

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...