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UNC reserve big man Brandon Huffman plans to transfer

Apr. 9, 2020 10:00 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina says reserve big man Brandon Huffman plans to transfer. The 6-foot-10, 255-pound junior released a statement in a social-media post Thursday, saying he was “looking for an opportunity to expand as a player” but called it a “rough decision to...

Louisville head basketball coach Chris Mack signal his next play to his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., Saturday, March 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Luther Jr.)

Louisville to implement 10% pay cuts for coaches, staffers

Apr. 9, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville athletic director Vince Tyra said head coaches and senior department staffers will take 10% salary cuts among proposed budget reductions to offset anticipated revenue shortfalls because of event cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Tyra said during a conference...

Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner yells to his players in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Duke Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

NCAA confirms Georgia Tech eligible for 2021 postseason

Apr. 9, 2020 5:18 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech athletic director Todd Stansbury says the school met the requirements of its men's basketball postseason ban as part of punishments from the NCAA even though most of the postseason was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a letter to fans Thursday made available to the...

FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2020, file photo, South Carolina coach Dawn Staley disputes a call during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Columbia, S.C. Staley was announced as The Associated Press women's basketball coach of the year Monday, March 23, 2020. (Tracy Glantz/The State via AP, File)

Staley thinks No. 1 South Carolina is national champs

Apr. 9, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her top-ranked Gamecocks are the women's basketball national champions, even without an NCAA Tournament trophy to put in their display case due to the pandemic-shortened season. “Why not?” she asked Thursday. “A national...

South Carolina guard Jair Bolden (52) defends Auburn guard J'Von McCormick (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

South Carolina guard Bolden leaving program for final season

Apr. 9, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina guard Jair Bolden is leaving the men's basketball program and will play his final season elsewhere. The school confirmed Bolden's departure. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound point guard from Brooklyn, New York will join his third school as a graduate transfer and be eligible to...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2017, file photo, N.C. State's head coach Mark Gottfried speaks with Dennis Smith Jr. during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C. North Carolina State’s NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former Wolfpack one-and-done star Smith Jr. has been recommended to go through an independent investigation process created for complex cases. Gottfried is charged individually in N.C. State's infractions case under the provision of head-coach responsibility for violations within his program. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

NC State accepts NCAA case referral for independent process

Apr. 8, 2020 3:57 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has accepted a recommendation for its NCAA case involving recruiting violations tied to former one-and-done star Dennis Smith Jr. to go through the new independent investigation process for complex cases. In a statement Wednesday, Chancellor Randy Woodson...

DePaul's Jalen Coleman-Lands (5) takes a jump shot against Seton Hall's Quincy McKnight (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

NCAA grants DePaul's Coleman-Lands 6th year of eligibility

Apr. 8, 2020 3:25 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — DePaul guard Jalen Coleman-Lands was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Wednesday. Coleman-Lands played in all 32 games this past season and led the Blue Demons with 63 3-pointers while averaging 11.1 points. He was limited to nine games the previous season because of a...

Arizona's Nico Mannion (1) shoots over Washington's Elijah Hardy (10) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the first round of the Pac-12 men's tournament Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Arizona's Mannion joins Nnaji in declaring for NBA draft

Apr. 7, 2020 10:57 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona point guard Nico Mannion has joined fellow freshman teammate Zeke Nnaji in declaring for the NBA draft. “I have decided to declare for the 2020 NBA draft,” Mannion posted Tuesday on Twitter. “I want to thank everyone who has truly helped me throughout my...

North Carolina State guard Markell Johnson (11) and Duke guard Cassius Stanley (2) chase the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Durham, N.C., Monday, March 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Duke freshman Cassius Stanley declares for NBA draft

Apr. 7, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman Cassius Stanley is entering the NBA draft. Stanley announced his decision Tuesday after averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds for the Blue Devils, highlighted by his high-flying athleticism. He had a season-high 24 points in a January loss to Louisville, while he finished...

Maryland forward Jalen Smith (25) dunks against Michigan guard Eli Brooks (55), guard Zavier Simpson (3) and forward Isaiah Livers, back, during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, March 8, 2020, in College Park, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Maryland star Jalen Smith to leave school for NBA draft

Apr. 7, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland forward Jalen Smith intends to enter the 2020 NBA Draft and forgo his remaining two years of eligibility. Smith averaged 15.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as a sophomore, helping the Terrapins to a 24-7 finish and a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. He ranked first in...