Latest Men's college basketball News

UCLA hires Michael Lewis as assistant basketball coach

May. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin has hired Michael Lewis as an assistant on his new staff. Lewis spent the last three seasons in the same role at Nebraska, where he worked as the program's offensive coordinator and helped develop the team's guards. He also had assistant jobs at Butler, Eastern...

Former Colorado coach Ricardo Patton joins Vandy's staff

May. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Colorado and Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton has joined Vanderbilt's staff as a senior adviser to new coach Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse announced the addition of Patton on Thursday. Patton is a Nashville native who played at Belmont. Patton coached Colorado from...

Michigan hires Juwan Howard as basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 9:26 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is coming back to Michigan. The former member of the Fab Five agreed to a five-year deal, which will pay him $2 million in his first year, on Wednesday to lead the Wolverines. "As a 'Michigan Man' I know the place our program has in college basketball and I embrace the...

Notre Dame's Brey: Transferring players need 'deterrent'

May. 22, 2019 5:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The NCAA is granting too many waivers allowing players who transfer to compete immediately, Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said Wednesday, calling the requirement that players sit out a year a useful "deterrent" to players switching schools. Brey made his comments at a meeting of the Knight...

Couple who accused Georgia Tech's Pastner charged

May. 22, 2019 3:13 PM EDT

ORO VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona couple is facing more criminal charges for allegedly trying to implicate Georgia Tech basketball coach Josh Pastner in a sexual assault, according to court records. Prosecutors in Oro Valley, where Ron Bell lives, brought additional charges against him Friday, the...

Ohio State hoops adds California transfer Justin Sueing

May. 22, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio State basketball program is adding California's leading scorer Justin Sueing to the team. The 6-foot-7 forward from Honolulu, Hawaii, will have to sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules. Ohio State said Wednesday he'll have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in...

Iowa hires Billy Taylor as assistant basketball coach

May. 22, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery's staff. Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis, now with California. Taylor led Lehigh from...

Michigan's Brazdeikis staying in draft

May. 22, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Iggy Brazdeikis is staying in the NBA draft. The basketball program announced his decision Tuesday. The school announced last month that Brazdeikis, Charles Matthews and Jordan Poole were declaring for the draft. All three could have changed their minds and come back, but...

Ex-Louisville coach Denny Crum hospitalized with a stroke

May. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An official with Denny Crum's foundation says the former Louisville coach has been hospitalized after recently suffering a stroke. Jonathan Israel, who is the principal fundraiser for the Denny Crum Scholarship Foundation, provided the information in a Twitter post attributed to the...

Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett leaving for NBA

May. 21, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse forward Oshae Brissett has decided to keep his name in the NBA draft and won't return for his junior year. Brissett made the announcement Tuesday night on Twitter . He said he decided to leave school after getting feedback from NBA teams and speaking with family and friends....