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South Carolina hoops adds former UNLV assistant Buckley

Apr. 14, 2022 18:36 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Lamont Paris has added UNLV assistant Tim Buckley to complete his men's basketball staff. Buckley's one-year contract worth $350,000 was approved by the school's Board of Trustees on Thursday. Paris was hired last month...

Robinson scores 20 to lift Fresno State over Southern Utah

Mar. 29, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Orlando Robinson had 20 points as Fresno State beat Southern Utah 67-48 in The Basketball Classic semifinals on Monday night. Jordan Campbell had 11 points for Fresno State (22-13). Maizen Fausett had nine points for the Thunderbirds (23-12). ...

Creighton rallies, gets 72-69 OT victory over San Diego St

Mar. 17, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Trey Alexander still being in the game late in regulation and overtime was improbable enough for Creighton. Never mind the freshman making the tying and winning plays while playing with four fouls since early in the second half. Alexander...

Memphis holds off Boise State rally for 64-53 1st-round win

Mar. 17, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Lessons from a tough start to the season helped Memphis weather a second-half challenge by Boise State on Thursday. DeAndre Williams had 14 points, Jalen Duren made a crucial basket down the stretch and the ninth-seeded Tigers survived their first-round game...

Collins provides spark, Michigan beats Colorado State 75-63

Mar. 17, 2022 18:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Freshman Frankie Collins made a starting debut that Michigan fans won't soon forget. With starting point guard DeVante’ Jones stuck on campus in the concussion protocol and the Wolverines struggling with turnovers, Collins scored 14 points, grabbed six...

Indiana tops turnover-prone Wyoming in First Four 66-58

Mar. 16, 2022 04:51 AM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — University of Dayton Arena was rocking, thanks to hordes of Indiana fans who made the drive to the First Four to see the Hoosiers play in the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2016. The 13,400-seat newly renovated venue just got louder as Indiana pulled...

Harmon scores 19 to carry Oregon over Utah St. 83-72 in NIT

Mar. 15, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — De'Vion Harmon posted 19 points as Oregon defeated Utah State 83-72 in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night. Jacob Young had 17 points for Oregon (20-14). Rivaldo Soares added 13 points. Steven Ashworth had 20 points for the Aggies (18-16)....

First Four back in Dayton with a 'home' team, Big Ten squads

Mar. 14, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The First Four is back in Dayton for the first time in three seasons, and the selection committee made sure there will be extra excitement in the building by dropping a local team into the play-in mix. One of the things the NCAA likes about the University of...

Live updates: UNC's Davis caps 1st season in NCAA tourney

Mar. 13, 2022 21:12 PM EDT

The latest on the NCAA Tournament bracket announcement: ___ North Carolina turned to Hubert Davis to replace retired Hall of Fame coach Roy Williams. Now Davis has the the Tar Heels exactly where they ended Williams’ final season. The Tar Heels are the...

Colorado State amends Medved's deal through '28-29 season

Mar. 13, 2022 19:58 PM EDT

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Colorado State amended the contract of basketball coach Niko Medved in a move that would keep him in charge of the Rams through the 2028-29 season. Medved’s new deal was announced Sunday just as the Rams found out they would be making their first NCAA...