Latest Men's college basketball News

Ex-Memphis guard Jamal Johnson is transferring to Auburn

May. 26, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Guard Jamal Johnson is transferring from Memphis to Auburn. Auburn announced Saturday that Johnson has signed a financial aid agreement. He will have three years of eligibility remaining after redshirting next season. The 6-foot-3, 178-pounder started 27 games and played in 34 for...

Hurricanes' Huell to skip draft and return for junior season

May. 26, 2018 2:35 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami Hurricanes forward Dewan Huell has pulled out of the NBA draft and will return to school for his junior season. Huell said Saturday he made the decision after receiving feedback from NBA teams and discussing his options with his family and coaches. He declared for the draft...

K-State signs Bruce Weber through 2022-23 season

May. 25, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

Bruce Weber might be at Kansas State forever the way things are going. The basketball coach signed a two-year contract extension Friday that provides a bump in salary and could keep him with the Wildcats through the 2022-23 season, a nice reward after leading the school to a 25-win season and an appearance in the...

NCAA grants Florida State's Cofer extra year of eligibility

May. 25, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Phil Cofer and Florida State received the news Friday they had been waiting for since the season ended two months ago. The NCAA informed the school that the senior forward has been granted another year of eligibility. "Everyone was confident that it was going to happen, but we...

K-State's Brown returns for senior season, out of NBA draft

May. 25, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State guard Barry Brown Jr. withdrew from the NBA draft on Friday, deciding instead to return to the Wildcats for his senior season. The 6-foot-3 Brown has started 83 of 105 games during his career, and already ranks third on the school's career list with 189 steals. He...

Tubby Smith hires son GG as assistant coach at High Point

May. 25, 2018 1:37 PM EDT

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — New High Point coach Tubby Smith has hired his son G.G. as his associate head coach. Smith announced the hiring Friday. The younger Smith spent the past 11 seasons at Loyola of Maryland, assisting Jimmy Patsos for six years before succeeding him and going 56-98 with five straight...

Rupp renovations include club areas, chair-back seating

May. 25, 2018 1:16 PM EDT

Rupp Arena's next round of renovations will allow more fans to enjoy Kentucky basketball in comfortable chair-back seats, or mingle in club areas being added for the first time to the famed venue. Upper-level chair-back seating and new club areas will be coming to the downtown Lexington arena starting with the...

UNC's Maye returning for final year after testing NBA waters

May. 24, 2018 12:30 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Luke Maye is withdrawing from the NBA draft to return for his senior season. The 6-foot-8 forward announced Thursday morning on Instagram that he would return to school after "a great experience learning from the NBA process and growing as a basketball player." He...

Kentucky to host Kansas on Jan. 26 in SEC-Big 12 Challenge

May. 24, 2018 12:28 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Kentucky will host Kansas on Jan. 26 in the headline matchup of the 2019 SEC-Big 12 Challenge. The one-day event pits all 10 Big 12 schools against 10 of the Southeastern Conference's 14 members on various campuses. Other matchups this year include Alabama at Baylor, Arkansas at...

Duke schedules 3-game exhibition trip to Canada

May. 24, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke is giving freshman R.J. Barrett a homecoming trip this summer. School spokesman Mike DeGeorge said Wednesday that the Blue Devils will head north of the border to play a three-game exhibition series in August. Duke will play two games in Barrett's hometown of Mississauga, Ontario,...