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76ers will move on from crushing Game 7 loss with Brown

May. 13, 2019 11:43 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown survived a 10-win season to steer the Philadelphia 76ers toward the top of the Eastern Conference. He'll get another chance to try and finish the championship chase. The 76ers called a 9 a.m. press conference Tuesday at their complex in Camden, New Jersey, with owner Josh...

Lloyd Pierce replacing Nate McMillan on USA coaching staff

Apr. 22, 2019 4:37 PM EDT

Atlanta Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce has been added as an assistant coach for USA Basketball this summer, when the Americans will compete in the FIBA World Cup in China and try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Pierce is replacing Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan, who withdrew because of scheduling conflicts....

Way-too-early poll for the 2019-20 college hoops season

Apr. 9, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Virginia pulled off one of the great redemption stories in NCAA Tournament history, winning its first national title a year after losing to a No. 16 seed in the first round. The bad news: it's seven months until the next season. The confetti is still being swept up in Minnesota, but it's...

Michigan State's Tom Izzo may have done best job of career

Apr. 5, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Tom Izzo struggled with tears of joy as Michigan State knocked off top-seeded Duke to reach the Final Four. He was emotional again only a few hours later when fans packed the Breslin Center to welcome the gritty Spartans back to campus. This season might be remembered as the best...

76ers assistant Billy Lange hired as Saint Joseph's coach

Mar. 28, 2019 8:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Saint Joseph's plucked Billy Lange off the Philadelphia 76ers bench to become the new head coach on Hawk Hill. Lange had served on coach Brett Brown's staff since 2013 and the Sixers will lose their top assistant with the playoffs looming and with the team an Eastern Conference...

Edwards leads Purdue to rout of reigning champ Villanova

Mar. 24, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Purdue's Carsen Edwards says he was getting tired of answering questions about his shooting slump. The Boilermakers' junior star had all the answers Saturday night. He scored a career-high 42 points as Purdue knocked reigning national champion Villanova out of the NCAA Tournament in...

TIPPING OFF: Wofford, Murray State aim for big March moment

Mar. 23, 2019 2:50 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first teams will earn their spot in the NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 on Saturday — and the upstarts are right there near the front of the line. There are eight double-digit seeds left in the field of 32 entering the second round, three of those coming from outside the power...

South Region: In 'rebuilding' years, Purdue, 'Nova excel

Mar. 22, 2019 8:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Villanova lost four players off last season's NCAA championship team to the NBA draft and the Wildcats still won the Big East. Purdue had to replace four starters off a team that went 30-7 and reached the Sweet 16 last year and still won a share of the Big Ten championship. Coach Jay...