Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

The Latest: Cleaves thanks jury for 'giving me my life back'

Aug. 20, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Mateen Cleaves (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Former Michigan State basketball star and NBA player Mateen Cleaves is thanking jurors for "giving me my life back" after they acquitted him on sex assault charges. Cleaves was accused of raping a woman in a...

Longtime KU broadcaster Max Falkenstien dies at 95

Jul. 29, 2019 9:03 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Max Falkenstien, the affable and silver-tongued "Voice of the Jayhawks" who brought Kansas football and basketball into the homes of fans for six decades, died Monday. He was 95. The school announced his death in a statement. No cause was given. Falkenstien did his first broadcast of...

Kentucky to visit Texas Tech in 2020 Big 12/SEC Challenge

Jul. 25, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky will visit 2019 NCAA Tournament runner-up Texas Tech and Kansas will host Tennessee on Jan. 25 as part of the seventh annual Big 12/SEC Challenge. The other Jan. 25 matchups between these two conferences include Kansas State at Alabama, TCU at Arkansas, Iowa State at...

Kentucky AD next to lead NCAA D1 men's hoops committee

Jul. 12, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has been selected to lead the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. It was announced Friday that Barnhart would work with committee chairman Kevin White, Duke's athletic director, during the upcoming season before succeeding him in the...

Holy Cross hires Marquette assistant Nelson as head coach

Jul. 3, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Holy Cross has named Marquette assistant Brett Nelson its next head coach, replacing the retired Bill Carmody. Athletic director Marcus Blossom announced the hire Wednesday, less than a month after Carmody retired. The 38-year-old Nelson spent the last five seasons at Marquette,...

Oklahoma's Reaves prepares for big role after sitting a year

Jun. 28, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Folks who haven't seen Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves in a while might do a double take when they see him again. The transfer from Wichita State has put on 20 pounds of muscle in the past year while sitting out because of transfer rules and has learned quickly how to take advantage of...