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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, Connecticut head coach Kevin Ollie reacts during the second half an NCAA college basketball game against Tulsa in Hartford, Conn. An NCAA panel on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 rejected an appeal by former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who sought to overturn findings that he violated ethical conduct rules while leading the Huskies.. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

NCAA rejects former UConn coach's appeal over violations

May. 6, 2020 4:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An NCAA panel on Wednesday rejected an appeal by former UConn men's basketball coach Kevin Ollie, who sought to overturn findings that he violated ethical conduct rules while leading the Huskies. The NCAA Division I Infractions Appeals Committee ruled Ollie failed to prove that...

Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against West Virginia Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Morgantown, W.Va. (AP Photo/Kathleen Batten)

Oklahoma, Arkansas sked 2 hoops games in Tulsa, start in '20

May. 6, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

Oklahoma and Arkansas have agreed to play two basketball games at the BOK Center in Tulsa. The schools made the announcement in news releases on Wednesday. The first two matchups are scheduled for Dec. 12, 2020, and Dec. 11, 2021. Arkansas said there could be additional games in December of 2022 and 2023. The...

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2020, file photo, Tulane guard Teshaun Hightower (5) is guarded by Temple forward Jake Forrester (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in New Orleans. Henry County Jail records show 22-year-old Teshaun Hightower was booked into jail Saturday, April 25, 2020, on multiple charges, including murder and aggravated assault. Hightower is a junior guard who led the Green Wave in scoring last season. (David Grunfeld/The Advocate via AP, File)/The Advocate via AP)

Tulane basketball player charged with murder in Georgia

Apr. 27, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — A Tulane University basketball player who recently declared for the NBA draft is charged with murder and other counts in a Georgia slaying. Teshaun Hightower, who led the Green Wave in scoring last season, was booked into jail Saturday on multiple charges, including murder and...

Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa plans to enter NBA draft

Apr. 24, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis freshman Precious Achiuwa says he will enter the NBA draft. Achiuwa announced his decision in a Twitter post on Friday. The draft is set for June 25, and the 6-foot-9, 225-pound Nigerian-born star is projected as a likely first-rounder and possible lottery pick. Achiuwa said...

Virginia Tech guard Landers Nolley transferring to Memphis

Apr. 20, 2020 4:56 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis has added guard-forward Landers Nolley II as a transfer from Virginia Tech. The Tigers announced Monday that Nolley had signed a letter of intent soon after the 6-foot-7 player shared on social media that he had chosen Memphis. Nolley was on the Atlantic Coast Conference...

UConn lands transfer guard Tyrese Martin from Rhode Island

Apr. 16, 2020 11:22 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn has added guard Tyrese Martin, a transfer from Rhode Island, to its roster, the school announced Thursday. The 6-foot-6 rising junior started all 30 games for the Rams last season, averaging 12.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. Martin was recruited to Rhode Island by Dan...

Ball State adds 2 transfers with Indiana roots

Apr. 15, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Two former Indiana state champions are transferring to Ball State. The athletic department announced Wednesday that former prep stars Jalen Windham and Reggie Jones will join the Cardinals next season. Jones will have one year of eligibility remaining and Windham will have three years...

In this June 13, 2018 file photo, grounds crew prepare TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., for the NCAA baseball College World Series. The Division I baseball championship, decided in this city of just under a half-million for the past 70 years, is among the many sporting events canceled or postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, file)

Preparing for budget crunch, conferences ask NCAA for relief

Apr. 14, 2020 10:10 PM EDT

Five major football conference commissioners have asked the NCAA to relax some requirements to compete in Division I for four years, including the minimum number of sports a school must sponsor. A letter from the commissioners of the American Athletic Conference, Mountain West, Mid-American Conference, Sun Belt...

FILE - In this March 29, 1999, file photo, Duke's Chris Burgess tries to keep the ball from going out of bounds as Connecticut's Edmund Saunders (51) watches in the first half of the championship game of the NCAA college basketball Final Four, in St. Petersburg, Fla. UConn won 77-74. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Top title games: UConn's '99 win vs. Duke a program changer

Apr. 5, 2020 11:21 AM EDT

Khalid El-Amin remembers Connecticut’s resolve to win a program-changing national championship. The last hurdle to transforming the Huskies into a national power? Edging a dominant Duke team in a classic title game 21 years ago. “We thought and we knew that if we ever had an opportunity to play...

FILE - In this April 4, 1983, file photo, a high jumping Cozell McQueen (45), left center, and teammates celebrate defeating Houston 54-52 in the NCAA college basketball championship game in Albuquerque, N.M. (AP Photo/File)

AP Was There: NC State stuns Houston 54-52 for '83 title

Mar. 29, 2020 11:11 AM EDT

A panel of Associated Press sports writers voted in March 2020 on the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. They are being republished because the sport has been shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The following game was voted No. 3 and the following story was sent April...