Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Stephen F. Austin head coach Kyle Keller reacts during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Southeastern Louisiana in the Southland Conference's men's basketball tournament championship game in Houston. Stephen F. Austin had three teams on a list released Tuesday that could have faced bans because they posted a four-year score below 930. Stephen F. Austin avoided postseason bans because of low scores on the NCAA's Academic Progress Rate on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, by agreeing to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of wins. Stephen F. Austin's men's basketball team had the lowest score of any team in Division I. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke, File)

Stephen F. Austin gets postseason bans, forfeits wins

May. 20, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Stephen F. Austin received postseason bans for having low scores on the NCAA’s Academic Progress Rate and agreed Wednesday to several sanctions including probation, scholarship reductions and the forfeiture of wins for the improper certification of 82 student-athletes. The football...

FILE - In this Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Incarnate Word head coach Ken Burmeister directs his team during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday, May 19, 2020. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a bout with cancer. (AP Photo/Young Kwak, File)

Burmeister, who coached UTSA to NCAA tourney, dies at 72

May. 19, 2020 4:00 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Ken Burmeister, a college basketball coach for 21 seasons who took Texas-San Antonio to the NCAA Tournament and later guided Loyola of Chicago, died Tuesday. He was 72. Loyola said Burmeister died following a fight with cancer. Burmeister posted 72 wins at Texas-San Antonio from 1986-90. He...

Seton Hall gets commitment from 6-foot-9 center Jeff Ngandu

May. 19, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Center Jeff Ngandu, a native of the Congo who played scholastically in Canada, has signed a letter of intent to play at Seton Hall. Coach Kevin Willard announced the 6-foot-9 big man joined the Big East Conference basketball program on Tuesday. Ngandu attended Orangeville Prep,...

San Diego State adds Tomaić as transfer from Maryland

May. 18, 2020 6:12 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State has signed forward Joshua Tomaić as a grad transfer from Maryland. Coach Brian Dutcher said Tomaić will be eligible to play next season. The 6-foot-10, 235-pound Tomaić can play multiple positions but is most comfortable at the stretch four, preferring...

Former Celtics, Canisius guard Johnny McCarthy dies at 86

May. 13, 2020 11:37 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — John McCarthy, who won an NBA title with 1964 Boston Celtics and helped the Canisius Golden Griffins to a pair of NCAA Tournament appearances in the 1950s, has died. He was 86. Canisius announced that McCarthy died Saturday of natural causes in the Buffalo suburbs, where he grew up and...

NCAA streamlines NET rankings for tournament selection

May. 11, 2020 2:17 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA is streamlining its evaluation tool for selecting NCAA Tournament teams. The five components of the NCAA Evaluation Tool will be trimmed to two for the 2020-21 season, according to a news release Monday. The remaining factors include the Team Value Index, a result-based feature...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2017, file photo, East Tennessee State head coach Steve Forbes reacts to a play during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Kentucky in Lexington, Ky. Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach. The school announced the hiring Thursday, April 30, 2020. (AP Photo/James Crisp, File)

Wake Forest turns to ETSU's Forbes as men's basketball coach

Apr. 30, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

Wake Forest has hired East Tennessee State’s Steve Forbes as its men’s basketball coach. The school announced the hiring Thursday following a search that concluded less than a week after the school fired Danny Manning. Forbes, 55, is coming off a five-year run with ETSU that ended with a 30-win...

San Diego State's Mitchell declares for NBA draft

Apr. 26, 2020 9:13 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego State junior forward Matt Mitchell has declared for the NBA draft while keeping open the option of returning to school. The Aztecs made the announcement Sunday, the final day underclassmen had to decide on their futures. The school said Mitchell did not hire an agent, allowing...

FILE - In this Tuesday, March 3, 2020 file photo, Wake Forest head coach Danny Manning leaves the court after the team lost to North Carolina in an NCAA college basketball game in Chapel Hill, N.C. On Saturday, April 25, 2020, Wake Forest announced it has fired Manning after six seasons in which the Demon Deacons had a winning record only once. (AP Photo/Chris Seward)

Wake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretch

Apr. 25, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Danny Manning never built a winner at Wake Forest. Now the school is looking for a new coach and direction. Wake Forest fired Manning on Saturday after losing seasons in five of his six years with one NCAA Tournament appearance. The move came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons...

Illinois-Chicago coach Steve McClain reacts during in the first half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Northern Kentucky for the Horizon League men's tournament championship in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Georgia hires former UIC coach Steve McClain as assistant

Apr. 22, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Former Illinois-Chicago basketball coach Steve McClain has reunited with Tom Crean at Georgia. Crean, who has struggled in his first two seasons as the Bulldogs coach, on Tuesday announced the hiring of McClain as an assistant. He worked for Crean at Indiana from 2010-15 before taking...