Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

Kentucky AD next to lead NCAA D1 men's hoops committee

Jul. 12, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart has been selected to lead the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Committee. It was announced Friday that Barnhart would work with committee chairman Kevin White, Duke's athletic director, during the upcoming season before succeeding him in the...

Holy Cross hires Marquette assistant Nelson as head coach

Jul. 3, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Holy Cross has named Marquette assistant Brett Nelson its next head coach, replacing the retired Bill Carmody. Athletic director Marcus Blossom announced the hire Wednesday, less than a month after Carmody retired. The 38-year-old Nelson spent the last five seasons at Marquette,...

Oklahoma's Reaves prepares for big role after sitting a year

Jun. 28, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Folks who haven't seen Oklahoma guard Austin Reaves in a while might do a double take when they see him again. The transfer from Wichita State has put on 20 pounds of muscle in the past year while sitting out because of transfer rules and has learned quickly how to take advantage of...

New-look Virginia back to work after winning NCAA title

Jun. 12, 2019 5:02 PM EDT

Tony Bennett's first offseason as a national champion coach has come with benefits on the recruiting trail. His first season at Virginia after winning the title, however, will bring challenges. Five players who helped Virginia beat Texas Tech to capture the first basketball title in school history are gone, and...

Army hires Mike Buddie as athletic director from Furman

May. 30, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Army has hired Mike Buddie as its athletic director. The U.S. Military Academy announced Thursday that Buddie, who comes from Furman, will replace Boo Corrigan. At Furman, Buddie negotiated a multiyear partnership with Nike, produced the athletic department's first balanced budget...

Maryland guard Cowan Jr. to return for senior year

May. 29, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland guard Anthony Cowan Jr. will return for his senior season after entering his name in the NBA draft. Cowan led the Terrapins in scoring last season and is a three-year starter. He withdrew his name from the draft and announced his decision to return to Maryland on...

Toronto tripleheader includes Tennessee-Washington matchup

May. 28, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Toronto will host a college basketball tripleheader featuring three teams that reached the NCAA Tournament this past season. The inaugural James Naismith Classic Nov. 16 has Tennessee facing Washington, Buffalo meeting Harvard and Rutgers matching up with St. Bonaventure. The event will take...