Latest Men's college basketball News

Chattanooga extends coach Lamont Paris' deal by 2 years

Sep. 19, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Chattanooga has extended coach Lamont Paris' contract by two years through the 2024-25 season going into his third season of his original deal. Athletic director Mark Wharton announced the extension Thursday. Chattanooga won 88 games over four seasons before Paris took over a team...

UConn men's coach Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he spent his life believing that when it came to his health, he was bulletproof. But that was before being told by doctors in August that he had a degenerative spinal condition that could have left him paralyzed. Hurley returned to work...

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

Green, Gaines help Marshall outpace in Ohio 33-31 win

Sep. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green threw two touchdown passes, including a 43-yard strike to Xavier Gaines that put Marshall ahead for good, and the Thundering Herd beat Ohio 33-31 on Saturday. The play occurred with 7:45 remaining to play. Just 3½ minutes before that, Ohio took a 31-27 lead when...

William & Mary uses quick strikes to down Colgate 38-10

Sep. 14, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hollis Mathis had a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Owen Wright rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and William & Mary controlled Colgate from the start in a 38-10 victory Saturday. Hollis led the Tribe (2-1) 80 yards on their opening possession, scoring on a 1-yard run....

Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

Sep. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it happen with...

NC State gives hoops coach Kevin Keatts 2-year extension

Sep. 13, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State has approved a two-year contract extension for men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts. The deal announced Friday by the school keeps Keatts under contract through the 2025-26 season. The financial terms remain the same, meaning Keatts will continue to make $2.7...

Louisville to face 6 schools twice in ACC schedule

Sep. 12, 2019 10:56 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's Atlantic Coast Conference schedule will include two games each against Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, Pittsburgh and defending NCAA champion Virginia. The Cardinals will visit Miami on Nov. 5 in their earliest season opener in program history before hosting...

Transfer Dickerson quickly carves role(s) on Alabama line

Sep. 12, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Landon Dickerson has already made an impact at Alabama, even beyond his role in the ejection of a Duke defensive lineman. The Alabama offensive lineman has started the first two games for the second-ranked Crimson Tide, once at right guard and once at center. It's a positive...