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Memphis, Houston share top spot in AAC preseason hoops poll

Oct. 14, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Houston and Memphis share the top spot in the American Athletic Association's preseason basketball coaches' poll. The Cougars and Tigers finished with 113 points. Houston received seven first-place votes, while Memphis got four first-place votes in the poll released Monday at the...

Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun denies sex bias claims

Oct. 13, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Hall of Fame basketball coach Jim Calhoun is denying allegations of sexual discrimination made by a former associate athletic director at the University of Saint Joseph, the Division III school where he now works. Calhoun says in a statement released Saturday by the school that he...

Jim Boeheim readies for 44th season at Syracuse

Oct. 11, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim is set for his 44th season at Syracuse, and this time around the Orange got a jump start with a summer trip to Italy. With five freshmen on board and lots of scoring to replace, that's a plus. "Everybody on the trip contributed and looked comfortable in what we were trying...

Vols need fifth-year senior Turner to emerge as team leader

Oct. 11, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Lamonte' Turner embraces having the ball in his hands when his team must get a basket with time running down. Now the fifth-year senior finally gets his opportunity at being the Volunteers' go-to scorer. "This is something you work for all your life," the 6-foot-2 guard...

UCLA starting rebuild under new coach Mick Cronin

Oct. 10, 2019 9:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA faces a rebuilding year under Mick Cronin and the young Bruins are busy adjusting to their new coach's ways. Different drills, different philosophies, different schemes, different personality. The Steve Alford era is a distant memory for a team that finished 17-16 and missed the...

Wisconsin forward Micah Potter must sit out semester

Oct. 10, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The NCAA has denied a request for junior forward Micah Potter to play during the fall semester after transferring from Ohio State two days before the season opener last November. The 6-foot-9 Potter, who has not competed in regular-season games since the 2017-18 season, will be...

Duke picked to win ACC; Nwora voted preseason player of year

Oct. 10, 2019 4:07 PM EDT

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Duke is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference while Louisville forward Jordan Nwora is the league's preseason player of the year. The ACC released its preseason poll Thursday following a vote of 111 media members at the league's media day earlier this week in...

Seton Hall men picked to win Big East, edging Villanova

Oct. 10, 2019 11:56 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Myles Powell calls it an easy decision to return to Seton Hall and not turn pro. He wants to be the first person in his family to graduate college. The Pirates' star senior guard has Seton Hall atop the Big East preseason conference poll, ending Villanova's five-year run. "I sit back and...

Kansas coach Self bristles at idea of 'trolling' NCAA

Oct. 9, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self bristled at the suggestion Wednesday that he was sending a message to the NCAA following its investigation into his basketball program when he donned an Adidas jersey and golden chain for a recent promotional video. The Jayhawks received a notice of allegations...

Iowa F Jack Nunge back after unique redshirt season

Oct. 9, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — In an era when many college players want to speed up their careers in hopes of going pro, Iowa's Jack Nunge took an unusual step back last season. The sophomore redshirted for the Hawkeyes, and they hope that will help him blossom into an impact post player this winter. The 6-foot-11...