Latest Coaching News

Half the Sweet 16 is set in women's NCAA Tournament

Mar. 25, 2019 2:30 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Eight invitations to the Sweet 16 have been delivered and the other eight will be decided Monday night. UConn's back in the regional semifinals for the 26th consecutive year. The Huskies had to work for it as pesky Buffalo rallied from a 24-point, third-quarter deficit to get within eight...

Ga State coach Hunter leaving to take over at Tulane

Mar. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than 48 hours after Georgia State was eliminated from the NCAA Tournament, Ron Hunter decided Sunday to leave the Panthers to become Tulane's coach. Best known for tumbling to the court after his son hit a game-winning shot in the 2015 tournament, Hunter told The Associated Press that...

Cal fires coach Wyking Jones after 2 8-win seasons

Mar. 24, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — California expects its men's basketball program to return to winning at the highest level soon, and plans to find the right coach to lead that comeback. The university fired basketball coach Wyking Jones on Sunday after Cal won just eight games in each of his first two seasons....

Georgia Tech announces death of DT Brandon Adams

Mar. 24, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Brandon Adams, a rising senior who was expected to be a key member of Georgia Tech's defensive line under new coach Geoff Collins, died at the age of 21, the school announced Sunday. Adams had been going through offseason workouts and was preparing for the start of spring practice when he...

Johnson out as Alabama basketball coach after 4 seasons

Mar. 24, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Avery Johnson brought attention, more fans and several highly rated recruits to Alabama's basketball program. He could not, however, win enough to stick around. Athletic director Greg Byrne announced Sunday that Alabama and Johnson "made the decision to mutually part ways" after his...

TIPPING OFF: Dawkins faces his alma mater as UCF meets Duke

Mar. 24, 2019 2:54 AM EDT

The point guard for Mike Krzyzewski's first Final Four team now is trying to lead Central Florida to its first Sweet 16 berth. Standing in Johnny Dawkins' way is his former coach and boss. Dawkins, a former Naismith player of the year and assistant coach at Duke, will match up with Krzyzewski on Sunday as No. 9...

Lillard, Blazers beat Detroit 117-112 for 3rd straight win

Mar. 24, 2019 1:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The play of Damian Lillard has been a constant for Portland. It's the contributions by his teammates that have coincided with the Trail Blazers' rise in the standings. Lillard had 28 points, nine assists and six rebounds Saturday as the Trail Blazers beat the Detroit Pistons 117-112...

Alanna Smith leads second-seeded Stanford into second round

Mar. 23, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Alanna Smith moved all the way from Australia to star at Stanford, and she plans to do all in her power to keep this NCAA Tournament run going as long as possible before her decorated college career comes to a close. Her second-to-last home game was another beauty. Smith scored the...

UC Irvine dubs assistant as its own 'Sister Jean' in NCAAs

Mar. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — When UC Irvine made the NCAA Tournament, coach Russell Turner believed his team had many of the same ingredients that fueled Loyola of Chicago's surprising run to the Final Four last year. The Anteaters had an experienced team with a gaudy record but was missing only one ingredient:...

Duke coach: Reserve Jack White unlikely to play against UCF

Mar. 23, 2019 4:51 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Duke probably won't be a full strength for its NCAA Tournament second-round game against UCF on Sunday with reserve forward Jack White likely to sit out a second straight game. White, who's averaged more than 21 minutes a game off the bench, was out for the first-round win over North...