Latest Men's college basketball News

Correction: Indiana-Assistant Coach story

Aug. 23, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — In a story Aug. 22 about Indiana men's basketball, The Associated Press reported erroneously that new assistant coach Mike Roberts had been a walk-on when he played for the Hoosiers. He was a recruited scholarship player. A corrected version of the story is below: Hoosiers hire...

Mississippi State placed on 3 years' probation by NCAA

Aug. 23, 2019 3:44 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — While Mississippi State's basketball and football programs dodged postseason bans, the NCAA has put the school on three years' probation as part of a slew of penalties after an investigation into academic violations. A review of the self-reported violations determined a part-time...

Trump awards Medal of Freedom to NBA star Bob Cousy

Aug. 22, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented 91-year-old basketball legend Bob Cousy with the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, praising the Boston Celtics star as "one of the all-time greats in the history of sports." Cousy played for the Celtics from 1950 to 1963, winning six league...

Dismissed Arkansas forward Osabuohien transfers to WVU

Aug. 21, 2019 1:39 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Former Arkansas forward Gabe Osabuohien has transferred to West Virginia. West Virginia coach Bob Huggins announced the transfer of Osabuohien (Oh-sah-BOY-en) on Wednesday. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. Arkansas coach Eric Musselman dismissed Osabuohien from the...

Ex-Michigan State star Cleaves acquitted in sex assault case

Aug. 20, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A jury acquitted former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves on Tuesday of allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in a motel room four years ago. The verdict announced in a Genesee County courtroom in Cleaves' hometown of Flint came after a nearly-two week trial that...

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault

Aug. 20, 2019 4:44 PM EDT
FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Jury acquits former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves of sexual assault.

Middle Tennessee's Dishman to miss season due to knee injury

Aug. 19, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee forward DeAndre Dishman will miss the 2019-20 season after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the Blue Raiders' exhibition tour of Costa Rica last week. Blue Raiders coach Nick McDevitt announced the severity of Dishman's injury Monday. The 6-foot-6 junior...

With Villanova and USA Basketball, Jay Wright on double-duty

Aug. 19, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

Jay Wright immediately accepted a chance to be an assistant coach with USA Basketball for this year's World Cup. And then he checked his calendar. Villanova students are headed back to school this week — while the Villanova men's basketball coach will be halfway around the world for the next month or so....

Republicans still waiting on Pompeo in Kansas Senate race

Aug. 16, 2019 2:56 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Even though U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has declared a Senate run to be "off the table" next year, many fellow Republicans in Washington and his home state of Kansas aren't buying it. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is among the GOP senators encouraging the former congressman to...