Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

John Beilein brought success, pride to Michigan

May. 13, 2019 7:40 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — John Beilein called it a heck of a ride. That felt like a typical understatement from Michigan's outgoing coach. Beyond all the wins, the conference titles and the NCAA Tournament runs, Beilein's basketball team became an embodiment of the way so many Michigan fans like to feel...

Big payday for Beard after Texas Tech's run to title game

Apr. 29, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech has made Chris Beard one of the nation's top-paid coaches in college basketball after he led the Red Raiders to their first national championship game. Beard, the AP national coach of the year, got a new contract Monday that will pay him an average of $4.575 million...

Former LSU interim head coach Benford hired as TCU assistant

Apr. 29, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Benford has been hired as an assistant men's basketball coach at TCU after finishing last season as interim head coach for LSU's run to the Sweet 16. Horned Frogs coach Jamie Dixon announced the hiring Monday, saying he has known Benford for 30 years. Benford was head coach at...

Oklahoma adds Molinari as basketball assistant

Apr. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma has added Jim Molinari as an assistant basketball coach. Molinari has more than three decades of college coaching experience, including 20 seasons as a Division I head coach with stops at Northern Illinois, Bradley, Minnesota (interim) and Western Illinois. He compiled more...

Likely NBA top pick Zion Williamson referenced at NCAA trial

Apr. 25, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The player widely projected to be the NBA draft's top overall pick came up at a college basketball corruption trial Thursday as jurors heard a recording of a Clemson coach who seemed eager for help from an aspiring agent. The charismatic Zion Williamson played one year at Duke before...

Wade bonus forfeiture, Woodward $8M deal before LSU board

Apr. 25, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors. Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually and his...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

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...