Latest Men's college basketball News

New LSU AD Woodward initially supportive of embattled Wade

Apr. 23, 2019 7:42 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU athletic director Scott Woodward began his tenure at his alma mater by asserting he would throw "100 percent support" behind recently reinstated basketball coach Will Wade — unless he's presented with new information that forces him to reconsider. "I have not met with...

Michigan says Jordan Poole staying in draft

Apr. 23, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan says guard Jordan Poole is staying in the NBA draft. The school announced earlier this month that Poole, Charles Matthews and Iggy Brazdeikis were declaring for the draft, although they still had the option of coming back to the Wolverines. Since then, Matthews has...

Writings on gender issues magnify scrutiny of Trump Fed pick

Apr. 23, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Additional provocative commentaries about women written by Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump's pick for the Federal Reserve board, emerged Tuesday, a day after a second White House Fed choice withdrew from consideration. In a column for the Washington Times, Moore wrote in 2000 that...

Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore transfers to DePaul

Apr. 23, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Kansas guard Charlie Moore is returning home to Chicago to play for DePaul. Coach Dave Leitao announced the move Tuesday, making DePaul Moore's third school. He began his career at California and played one season at Kansas. Moore averaged 2.9 points in 35 games as a sophomore after...

Prosecutor: Greed fueled college basketball coaches' bribes

Apr. 23, 2019 2:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A scandal in which college basketball coaches were bribed to steer NBA-bound players to favored agents and money managers was motivated by greed, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday — before defense lawyers criticized the case as an FBI-led setup. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eli Mark said...

Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March

Apr. 23, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island sportsbooks had their best month yet in March, thanks to bets from college basketball fans. Gamblers placed nearly $23.6 million in wagers in March, when the NCAA Tournament is held — the highest monthly total since sports betting launched in November, according...

Former Florida forward Keith Stone transferring to Miami

Apr. 23, 2019 9:00 AM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Former University of Florida forward Keith Stone is transferring to the University of Miami for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 Stone, a South Florida native, expects to graduate this summer and will be eligible to play for the Hurricanes in 2019-20. Stone averaged 6.1 points and...

SMU basketball signs 3 transfers to join program next season

Apr. 22, 2019 8:42 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Transfer players Isiah Jasey, Tyson Jolly and Darius McNeill have signed with SMU and will join the program next season. Coach Tim Jankovich announced the signings Monday. Jolly is a 6-foot-4 guard who played 20 games at Baylor as a freshman in 2017-18 before transferring to Trinity Valley...

SEC's Sankey: Wave of NCAA waivers 'creates difficulties'

Apr. 22, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says it's too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics. He doesn't need more data to see that the NCAA is not denying as many waiver requests for athletes wanting to head to another school....

Jury selected in 2nd trial over NCAA recruitment

Apr. 22, 2019 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A jury was selected Monday to hear evidence in the trial of an aspiring agent and a former amateur coach charged with bribing big-school coaches to boost their business prospects with amateur basketball players. Opening statements by lawyers were scheduled to occur Tuesday morning in...