Latest Men's college basketball News

Vandy's Scotty Pippen Jr. declares for draft with no agent

Apr. 10, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt guard Scotty Pippen Jr. has declared for the NBA draft without signing with an agent to keep his options open. Pippen announced his intentions Saturday morning with a social media post. He said he was blessed to come to Vanderbilt. ...

Minnesota guard Kalscheur announces transfer to Iowa State

Apr. 10, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota guard Gabe Kalscheur announced Saturday he's transferring to Iowa State for his senior season, the first of several expected departures from the Gophers following their coaching change. Kalscheur said on Twitter he was...

Hubert Davis connects generations at UNC

Apr. 10, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — From his place in what amounted to the North Carolina basketball alumni section, George Lynch became transported back to 1989, back to college and his freshman season, while he looked with pride Tuesday afternoon during Hubert Davis’s formal introduction as new...

Cincinnati fires Brannen following investigation

Apr. 09, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has fired men's basketball coach John Brannen following an investigation into reports of a rift with Bearcats players. The school fired Brannen on Friday, six days after he was put on paid leave after six Cincinnati players decided to...

Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi declares for NBA draft

Apr. 09, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga guard Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft Friday and will skip his senior season. The school said Ayayi will hire an agent and pursue a professional career. “My four years at Gonzaga have been unforgettable and some...

South Carolina's Martin receives 2-year extension, no raise

Apr. 09, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina basketball coach Frank Martin has received a two-year contract extension through the 2024-25 season. The school's board of trustees approved the deal on Friday. The move ends more than a month of questions...

Olympic Gold: Men's gymnastics struggling to survive

Apr. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

The death of a 117-year-old program, one that captured championships and produced Olympians, ended with a gasp. And then a vote. The fact the former did not alter the outcome of the latter offered a stark glimpse into the steadily eroding support for men's gymnastics at...

Johnson adds 2 assistants with state ties to Minnesota staff

Apr. 09, 2021 15:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota men's basketball coach Ben Johnson has hired his first two assistants, both with ties to the state — including his former high school coach, Dave Thorson. The university announced Friday that Thorson and Jason Kemp have been added to...

Former Georgia guard Tye Fagan transferring to Mississippi

Apr. 09, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Former Georgia guard Tye Fagan is transferring to Mississippi. The Rebels announced Friday that Fagan was joining the team after three seasons at Georgia. The 6-foot-3 guard was a starter last season, averaging 9.2 points per game and shooting a...

UMass tops two-time defending champion Minn. Duluth in semis

Apr. 09, 2021 01:38 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Garrett Wait scored in overtime and short-handed Massachusetts beat two-time defending champion Minnesota Duluth 3-2 on Thursday night in the Frozen Four semifinals. UMass (19-5-4) advances to Saturday’s national championship game against St. Cloud...