Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

The Latest: Famous Los scores 22, named celebrity game MVP

Feb. 15, 2019 11:00 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on NBA All-Star Weekend (all times local): 9:05 p.m. Famous Los scored 22 points to win MVP honors, and the Home team held on to beat the Away team 82-80 in the All-Star Celebrity Game on Friday night. Jay Williams scored 18 points for Home. Quavo scored 27 for Away and...

BUBBLE WATCH: Big Ten strong up top but several bubble teams

Feb. 15, 2019 2:55 PM EST

The Big Ten has three teams that should have NCAA Tournament spots all but locked up. No. 6 Michigan, No. 11 Michigan State and No. 12 Purdue have done enough so far and their spots in the field of 68 are pretty much assured. The rest of the teams in the conference keep beating up on each other, leaving several...

Tennessee remains at No. 1 in AP poll, ahead of Duke

Feb. 11, 2019 3:53 PM EST

The NCAA Division I Basketball Committee slated Duke as the No. 1 overall seed in its initial tournament rankings over the weekend. Voters in the AP Top 25 stuck with Tennessee as their top team. The Vols received 40 of 64 first-place votes from a media panel in the poll released Monday, remaining ahead of Duke...

Freshman duo leads South Carolina to 77-65 win over Arkansas

Feb. 9, 2019 6:43 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina freshmen A.J. Lawson and Keyshawn Bryant live together as roommates. And they are getting to know what the other one is getting ready to do on the court. That connection helped the Gamecocks (12-11, 7-3 Southeastern Conference) overcome a 13-point second half deficit...

Duke, not Vols, top overall seed in initial NCAA rankings

Feb. 9, 2019 2:18 PM EST

Tennessee has been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press poll the past three weeks, has one loss this season and owns Division I's longest winning streak. It wasn't enough for the NCAA Division I Basketball Committee to give the Volunteers the top overall seed in its initial rankings. The committee revealed its...

BUBBLE WATCH: Pac-12 has lot of work to do for NCAA bids

Feb. 8, 2019 2:05 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It's already been a rough season for the Pac-12. It won't get any easier as many league teams try to find their way into the NCAA Tournament. The Pac-12 hasn't had a team ranked in the AP Top 25 in more than a month, while 10 of its schools have at least eight losses. That leaves...

NCAA selection committee starts work with new ranking system

Feb. 6, 2019 4:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The selection committee that chooses the NCAA Tournament field is getting its first use of a new rankings formula that uses factors such as offensive and defensive efficiency when evaluating teams. The committee is holding orientation meetings this week in Indianapolis. The work...

Ex-Vols coach Cuonzo Martin downplays return to Tennessee

Feb. 4, 2019 6:49 PM EST

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Missouri's Cuonzo Martin is downplaying his return to Tennessee as a visiting coach for the first time since the end of his own tenure coaching the Volunteers. Martin already faces enough of a challenge trying to upset the No. 1 Vols (20-1, 8-0 SEC). Tennessee takes a school-record...

Mathews season-bests help Lipscomb slip past FGCU 89-81

Jan. 24, 2019 10:56 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Garrison Mathews scored 31 points and pulled down 10 rebounds — both season highs — and Lipscomb held off Florida Gulf Coast 89-81 on Thursday in a rematch of last season's Atlantic Sun Conference championship that sent the Bisons to the NCAA Tournament. FGCU,...

Big East is a demolition derby, but coaches say not to worry

Jan. 24, 2019 4:18 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Big East Conference has become a demolition derby. Look at the men's basketball standings after Wednesday night's game. No. 12 Marquette and No. 18 Villanova, the defending national champion, are the only teams with winning conference records. The eight other teams are below .500....