Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

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...

NCAA opens door to championships in states with sports bets

May. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events and officials in Nevada are already set to get in the game as soon as they can. The governing body for college sports on Thursday announced a "temporary" lifting of a ban that prevented events like college...

ACC seeks to expand NCAA tourney by 4 teams, change rules

May. 17, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Atlantic Coast Conference wants to expand the NCAA Tournament and change several college basketball rules. Commissioner John Swofford said Thursday the league will propose legislation to expand the NCAA Tournament from 68 to 72 teams. That would create a second set of First...

Villanova to host Michigan in November rematch of NCAA final

May. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Villanova will host Michigan in a rematch of the 2018 NCAA Tournament final on Nov. 14 as part of the fourth annual Gavitt Tipoff Games. The Gavitt Tipoff Games are an early-season series matching Big East programs against Big Ten schools. The event is named in honor of Big East...

Siena hires Jamion Christian as men's basketball coach

May. 2, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Although the search for a new coach took longer than many expected, Siena knew it had the right man for the job as soon as school officials met with Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian. That happened eight days ago, and on Wednesday Christian was named to succeed Jimmy Patsos. "I'll...

Wake Forest adds grad transfer Ikenna Smart from Buffalo

May. 2, 2018 11:17 AM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Wake Forest has added forward Ikenna Smart as a graduate transfer from Buffalo to its men's basketball program. Coach Danny Manning announced the addition of Smart on Wednesday. Smart expects to graduate from Buffalo this spring after starting 25 games for a team that won the...

Florida State center Ike Obiagu says he will transfer

Apr. 29, 2018 4:21 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State center Ike Obiagu says he is leaving the team and plans to transfer. The 7-foot freshman from Nigeria made the announcement Sunday on his Twitter account . Obiagu started 14 games last season and led the team in blocked shots with 71, including 25 over the final eight...

Florida State's Martin closes in on NCAA baseball win record

Apr. 26, 2018 2:13 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Mike Martin has seen college baseball grow on and off the diamond during his 39 seasons roaming Florida State's dugout. And the Seminoles coach has won along the way — a lot. Martin, who has 1,973 wins, needs three more to pass Augie Garrido for the most victories in NCAA...

Loyola-Chicago rewards Moser with new deal through 2025-26

Apr. 25, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Loyola-Chicago rewarded coach Porter Moser with a new contract through the 2025-26 season for a captivating Final Four run on Wednesday. Though financial terms were not announced, Moser figured to be in line for a raise after the Ramblers captured the nation's imagination last month. "He is...