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Led by another Mobley, USC looks to repeat NCAA tourney run

Oct. 21, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley fueled Southern California’s first Elite Eight appearance in 20 years. He’s off to the NBA, leaving brother Isaiah Mobley with his own chance to propel the Trojans on another March run. After flirting with the NBA draft, Isaiah Mobley...

Led by Juzang, No. 2 UCLA carries title hopes into season

Oct. 21, 2021 12:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Expectations are nothing new at UCLA. John Wooden's success made sure of that. They accompany the start of every basketball season at the school that owns a record 11 NCAA titles. What’s different is that the Bruins could win it all for the first...

Pippen expects Vandy to compete, 'didn't come back to lose'

Oct. 21, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Scotty Pippen Jr. has returned to Vanderbilt and the high-scoring guard expects things to be different. He believes Vanderbilt can be an NCAA Tournament team. Having Pippen back for his junior season is already a big win for coach Jerry...

Shackelford, Quinerly lead reigning SEC champ No. 14 Alabama

Oct. 21, 2021 11:31 AM EDT

While Alabama must replace the Southeastern Conference player of the year and an NBA draft lottery pick from its best team in decades, coach Nate Oats is hardly starting from scratch. Oats still enters his third season in Tuscaloosa with the preseason No. 14 team thanks...

Hamilton expects newcomers to sustain Florida State success

Oct. 20, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — As Leonard Hamilton begins his 20th season at Florida State, he has elevated the program from one of the worst in the Atlantic Coast Conference to one of the league's top men's basketball teams. Florida State is one of just three teams, joining...

Hawkeyes taking committee approach to replacing their stars

Oct. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fran McCaffery goes into this season without two players who combined to average nearly 40 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. Both were NBA draft picks, one was national player of the year. Yes, Iowa's 12th-year coach has his work cut...

Georgia Tech still seeking respect even after ACC title

Oct. 20, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech is still searching for respect, even after winning the Atlantic Coast Conference championship. Coming off their first ACC Tournament title since 1993, and first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 11 years, the Yellow Jackets are projected...

No. 6 Michigan shoots for national title under Juwan Howard

Oct. 20, 2021 03:12 AM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Juwan Howard is shooting to win a national championship, an achievement that has eluded him as a coach and player at Michigan. Entering Howard's third season as coach, the former member of the Fab Five is not afraid to say he and his players have...

Pistons rule out Cade Cunningham for opener against Bulls

Oct. 19, 2021 21:37 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Pistons guard Cade Cunningham has been ruled out of the team's season-opening game against the Chicago Bulls due to a sprained right ankle. Detroit will host the Bulls on Wednesday night without Cunningham, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft....

Pelicans pick up options on recent 1st-rounders, add Petty

Oct. 13, 2021 20:12 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans exercised options on four former first-round draft choices, including star forward Zion Williamson, and added undrafted rookie guard John Petty Jr. to their roster. The Pelicans picked up fourth-year options on 2019...