Latest Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball News

UNC reserve big man Brandon Huffman plans to transfer

Apr. 9, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says reserve big man Brandon Huffman plans to transfer. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound junior released a statement in a social-media post Thursday, saying he was “looking for an opportunity to expand as a player” but called it a “rough decision to...

Louisville head basketball coach Chris Mack signal his next play to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Louisville to implement 10% pay cuts for coaches, staffers

Apr. 9, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts among proposed budget reductions to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tyra said during a conference...

Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner yells to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NCAA confirms Georgia Tech eligible for 2021 postseason

Apr. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury says the school met the requirements of its men's basketball postseason ban as part of punishments from the NCAA even though most of the postseason was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to fans Thursday made available to the...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, N.C. State's head coach Mark Gottfried speaks with Dennis Smith Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases. Gottfried is charged individually in N.C. State's infractions case under the provision of head-coach responsibility for violations within his program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

NC State accepts NCAA case referral for independent process

Apr. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. to go through the new independent investigation process for complex cases. In a statement Wednesday, Chancellor Randy Woodson...

FILE - In this April 8, 2013, file photo, Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) walks off the court as confetti falls on Louisville players, including Russ Smith (2), Luke Hancock (11), Stephan Van Treese (44) and Zach Price (25), after the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game in Atlanta. Coronavirus stopped March Madness before it could begin, meaning there would be no men's national college basketball tournament and no championship game. The virus also silenced another long-standing tradition, but Max Goren refused to let that tradition die.  (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Curtis Compton, File)

College student fills void with 'One Shining Moment' video

Apr. 6, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — When it was apparent there would be no NCAA men's basketball tournament and no Final Four, Max Goren set out to save the one tradition associated with all the hoopla. The coronavirus pandemic stopped March Madness before it could begin. But Goren, sitting at home after North...

FILE - In this April 4, 2016, file photo, Villanova's Kris Jenkins makes the game-winning three-point shot during the second half of the NCAA Final Four college basketball championship game against North Carolina, in Houston. A panel of Associated Press sports writers has come up with the top 10 men's basketball games in the history of the NCAA Tournament. The top game on the list is Villanova's buzzer-beating victory against North Carolina in the 2016 national championship game. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

AP Was There: Villanova's Jenkins beats Heels at '16 buzzer

Apr. 5, 2020 11:24 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. 1 and this story was sent April 5, 2016. ...

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 March 28, 1992, file photo, Duke's Christian Laettner takes the winning shot in overtime over Kentucky's Deron Feldhaus for a 104-103 victory in the East Regional final NCAA college basketball game in Philadelphia. 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 Duke vs Kentucky game on March 28, 1992, was voted No. 2. (AP Photo/Charles Arbogast, File)

AP Was There: Laettner's shot stuns Kentucky in OT, 104-103

Apr. 4, 2020 11:32 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 Duke-Kentucky game on March 28, 1992, was voted No. 2 and the...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, N.C. State's head coach Mark Gottfried speaks with Dennis Smith Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases. Gottfried is charged individually in N.C. State's infractions case under the provision of head-coach responsibility for violations within his program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

NC State's NCAA case recommended for independent process

Apr. 3, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases. In a statement Friday, athletics spokesman Fred Demarest...

In this 1975-76 season photo, Wake Forest coach Carl Tacy coaches the Deacons during the an NCAA college basketball game. Tacy, the Former Wake Forest and Marshall basketball coach, died died early Thursday, April 2, 2020. He was 87. (The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Former Wake Forest basketball coach Carl Tacy dies at 87

Apr. 2, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Former Wake Forest and Marshall basketball coach Carl Tacy has died. He was 87. Tacy's son, Carl Jr., told The Associated Press his father died early Thursday. He had been transferred from a hospital to hospice care in Yadkinville, North Carolina last week following a December...