Latest Big Ten Conference men's basketball News

Minnesota's Ihnen has 2nd straight season-ending knee injury

Aug. 01, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior forward Isaiah Ihnen will miss the upcoming season after reinjuring the surgically repaired left knee that sidelined him last year. The Gophers revealed the news on Monday, 382 days after making the same announcement about Ihnen after he was hurt...

Minnesota adds freshman forward Betts after reclassification

Jul. 25, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman forward Kadyn Betts will join Minnesota for the upcoming basketball season, after he moved up his high school graduation. The Gophers announced Betts' reclassification on Monday. The 6-foot-8 product of Pueblo, Colorado, was originally a 2023 recruit....

Tar Heels' Pete Nance aims to fill void in UNC title chase

Jul. 18, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Pete Nance doesn't have to wonder what a successful season could look like for him at North Carolina. He saw it illustrated perfectly in the spring. The Northwestern transfer watched the Tar Heels blend an outside-shooting big man in transfer Brady Manek...

McClelland to become NCAA men's basketball committee chair

Jul. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men's basketball committee when he takes over next year. The NCAA announced...

Ahoy! Gonzaga, Michigan State to play on carrier deck

Jul. 13, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — They’re going to try to play college basketball on an aircraft carrier again, and nautical veteran Tom Izzo and Michigan State will get a return trip to San Diego Bay to face Gonzaga on the flight deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln on Veteran's Day. The game will be...

Villanova-Michigan St highlight Gavitt Games in BEast-BTen

Jul. 01, 2022 12:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off a Final Four appearance, Villanova and new coach Kyle Neptune will face Tom Izzo's Michigan State in one of the major attractions of the seventh Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Big East and Big Ten Conferences announced the eight men’s basketball contests on...

Former Illinois star Dee Brown to coach at NAIA's Roosevelt

Jun. 27, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois star and NBA player Dee Brown is the new coach at Roosevelt University in Chicago, the NAIA school announced Monday. The 37-year-old was a McDonald's All-American and Illinois Mr. Basketball when he played for Proviso East near Chicago in Maywood. ...

UNC-Indiana, Ohio State-Duke headline ACC/Big 10 Challenge

Jun. 24, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

National runner-up North Carolina, a strong contender for the No. 1 spot in the preseason polls with four starters returning, will play at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Nov. 30. The two conferences announced Friday the 14 matchups for the 24th edition of the three-day...

Kings nab Iowa's versatile Keegan Murray with 4th pick

Jun. 24, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento Kings selected Iowa forward Keegan Murray with the fourth overall pick in the NBA draft. A first-team All-American as a sophomore, Murray was the Big Ten’s leading scorer at 23.5 points a game and averaged 8.7 rebounds while playing...

Minnesota forward Parker Fox to miss season with knee injury

Jun. 22, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior forward Parker Fox, a potential starter in the frontcourt, will miss his second straight season with a knee injury. The Gophers announced the diagnosis Wednesday for Fox, who hurt his right knee two days earlier during summer practice. ...