Latest Men's college basketball News

Krzyzewski, Duke reload with another strong freshman class

Oct. 15, 2018 7:47 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — One star-studded freshman class has left Duke for the NBA. Another has come in right behind them. A national title once again is a realistic goal for the latest crop of blue-chip Blue Devils who seem to fit into neatly defined roles. Tre Jones looks capable of running the show at point...

Witness grilled over texts to Kansas college hoops coach

Oct. 15, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a former Adidas executive who's a defendant at a college basketball corruption trial zeroed in on Monday on communications between a recruiting fixer and the head coach at Kansas. On cross-examination in federal court in Manhattan, a key government witness, ex-Adidas consultant...

UCF picked to win American; Taylor preseason player of year

Oct. 15, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Central Florida has been picked by coaches to win the American Athletic Conference, and Knights point guard B.J. Taylor has been named the conference's preseason player of the year. UCF earned six of a possible 11 first-place votes and 114 points to edge Cincinnati for the No. 1 spot....

Texas guard out with toe injury following leukemia treatment

Oct. 13, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas guard Andrew Jones has fractured a toe in practice, and the school says there is no timetable for his return. Jones had rejoined the team following his diagnosis of leukemia, which occurred in January. He sat out most of last season while undergoing treatment. A statement from...

UConn unofficially opens basketball season with First Night

Oct. 12, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — New coach Dan Hurley introduced himself to UConn's fans on Friday as the Huskies unofficially opened their basketball season with the annual "First Night" celebration inside Gampel Pavilion. UConn's version of "Midnight Madness" is now held at 7 p.m. and no longer marks the start of...

Jim Boeheim ready for year No. 43 at Syracuse

Oct. 12, 2018 7:08 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Jim Boeheim is back in a good place as he begins his 43rd season at Syracuse — all five starters return, he has a much stronger bench, and his youngest son is a freshman guard who's ready to contribute. "Everybody worked hard. Everybody had a good summer," Boeheim said Friday...

Arizona, Illinois agree to home-and-home series

Oct. 12, 2018 3:58 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois said Friday it has signed a two-year contract with Arizona for a men's basketball home-and-home series in the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons. The Illini play in Tucson on Nov. 10, 2019, and the Wildcats will visit Champaign on Dec. 12, 2020. It will be Illinois' first...

K-State looks toward season with Madness in Manhattan event

Oct. 12, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bruce Weber need only look at how difficult it was to build a schedule this season to know that his team, which returns all six guys who started every game on its Elite Eight run a year ago, is going to be a dangerous foe. Weber wanted to challenge those guys,...

Cowboys, Wildcats meet in crossroads game on Big 12 schedule

Oct. 12, 2018 3:40 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Good luck trying to figure out what's going to happen when Oklahoma State visits Kansas State. Both teams have been a mystery this season. The Cowboys (4-2, 1-2) picked up a good non-conference win over Boise State, rapidly rose to No. 15 in the nation and had set their sights on...

Purdue, Matt Painter agree on 2-year contract extension

Oct. 12, 2018 10:51 AM EDT

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue and men's basketball coach Matt Painter have agreed on a two-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season. Athletic director Mike Bobinski said Friday that beginning July 2019, Painter's contract will convert to a rolling five-year term with automatic one-year...