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Minnesota signs Mashburn Jr., son of former NBA standout

Nov. 13, 2019 3:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jamal Mashburn Jr. has signed his national letter of intent with Minnesota. The 6-foot-2 guard from Miami, a consensus four-star and top-100 recruit, is the son of Jamal Mashburn. The 11-year NBA standout played at Kentucky from 1990-93 for coach Rick Pitino, whose son, Richard Pitino,...

Evansville stuns No. 1 Kentucky at Rupp Arena, 67-64

Nov. 12, 2019 11:23 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Evansville showed no fear either of Kentucky or venerable Rupp Arena, where the Wildcats had been perfect at ruining visitors' dreams of pulling off the seemingly impossible. Until Tuesday night. Not only did the Purple Aces deal No. 1 Kentucky a stunning 67-64 upset, they beat the...

Greece coach Pitino makes plans without Giannis

Nov. 11, 2019 11:10 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece coach Rick Pitino is planning on trying to qualify for the 2020 Olympics without Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. Pitino officially took over as coach of the Greek national basketball team on Monday. He said he would leave a roster place open for Antetokounmpo in...

Niagara elevates Greg Paulus to lead men's basketball team

Nov. 7, 2019 5:23 PM EST

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — However unexpectedly Greg Paulus landed his first head coaching job, the former Duke point guard won't be entirely unprepared taking his seat at the end of Niagara University's bench Friday night when the Purple Eagles open the season at Drexel. Paulus has confidence knowing he can...

No. 5 Louisville rebounds after scandals, expectations soar

Nov. 4, 2019 12:45 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville is back in the national championship conversation after the basketball program was knocked on its heels amid the fallout of embarrassing scandals, including the schools' involvement in a federal investigation into college basketball and escorts performing in the players'...