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Timme, Juzang, Cockburn headline AP preseason All-Americans

Oct. 25, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

Drew Timme could have left for the NBA after leading Gonzaga into last season's national title game. He likely would have been drafted and gone on to have a solid career. But Timme wanted more. Certainly, a chance to finish off a championship run, but also to work one...

West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters 40th season with 900 wins

Oct. 22, 2021 13:43 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Bob Huggins enters his 40th season as a head coach with 900 career wins and a new two-year contract extension. This season figures to be a challenge after five of the Mountaineers' top eight scorers departed and it takes time for...

Expectations high at UConn in coach Hurley's 4th season

Oct. 22, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence. In his fourth year, his team expects to take a bigger step — contending for a Big East title and possibly the program's...

Oklahoma State to move on without No. 1 pick Cade Cunningham

Oct. 22, 2021 03:19 AM EDT

Oklahoma State will learn much about where its program stands now that Cade Cunningham is in Detroit after being the top pick in the 2021 NBA draft. “I don’t know if we’ll be better than last year’s team if you just look at the talent because we do not have the...

Led by another Mobley, USC looks to repeat NCAA tourney run

Oct. 21, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley fueled Southern California’s first Elite Eight appearance in 20 years. He’s off to the NBA, leaving brother Isaiah Mobley with his own chance to propel the Trojans on another March run. After flirting with the NBA draft, Isaiah Mobley...

Led by Juzang, No. 2 UCLA carries title hopes into season

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expectations are nothing new at UCLA. John Wooden's success made sure of that. They accompany the start of every basketball season at the school that owns a record 11 NCAA titles. What’s different is that the Bruins could win it all for the first...

Pippen expects Vandy to compete, 'didn't come back to lose'

Oct. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has returned to Vanderbilt and the high-scoring guard expects things to be different. He believes Vanderbilt can be an NCAA Tournament team. Having Pippen back for his junior season is already a big win for coach Jerry...

Shackelford, Quinerly lead reigning SEC champ No. 14 Alabama

Oct. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

While Alabama must replace the Southeastern Conference player of the year and an NBA draft lottery pick from its best team in decades, coach Nate Oats is hardly starting from scratch. Oats still enters his third season in Tuscaloosa with the preseason No. 14 team thanks...

Hamilton expects newcomers to sustain Florida State success

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Leonard Hamilton begins his 20th season at Florida State, he has elevated the program from one of the worst in the Atlantic Coast Conference to one of the league's top men's basketball teams. Florida State is one of just three teams, joining...

Hawkeyes taking committee approach to replacing their stars

Oct. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fran McCaffery goes into this season without two players who combined to average nearly 40 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. Both were NBA draft picks, one was national player of the year. Yes, Iowa's 12th-year coach has his work cut...