Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

Kerr, Wright, McMillan to be US basketball assistant coaches

Oct. 11, 2018 9:18 AM EDT

Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich's staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. The trio of coaches will work with Popovich in the 2019...

Danny Manning hopes for another turnaround at Wake Forest

Oct. 10, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Danny Manning probably could use another miracle. Heading into his fifth season at Wake Forest, the former Kansas star's reign has been marked by rampant roster turnover, which continued Wednesday when yet another player left the program, and only a single NCAA Tournament...

Clemson, coach Brad Brownell looking for more after NCAA run

Oct. 10, 2018 12:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Brad Brownell believes neither he nor his team is satisfied with their major accomplishments from a year ago. The Tigers were 25-11 last season, matching their best-ever win total. Their 11 Atlantic Coast Conference wins were also a school record and Clemson returned to...

Oklahoma's Lon Kruger to receive Legends of Coaching honor

Oct. 9, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oklahoma's Lon Kruger will receive the John R. Wooden Legends of Coaching honor next spring. The award is given annually to college basketball coaches who exemplify the late UCLA legend's standard of success and personal integrity. Kruger was announced as the recipient on Tuesday. He...

RPI replaced with new evaluation tool for NCAA Tournament

Aug. 22, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

The NCAA is ditching the RPI for its own evaluation tool to select teams for the NCAA Tournament. The NCAA Evaluation Tool will rely on game results, strength of schedule, game location, scoring margin, net offensive and defensive efficiency and quality of wins and losses. NET will be used for the 2018-19 season...

Loyola celebrity nun Sister Jean celebrating 99th birthday

Aug. 21, 2018 12:39 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Sister Jean is celebrating her 99th birthday months after gaining national attention as chaplain of the Loyola-Chicago basketball team that reached the NCAA Final Four. The university held a campus party with students and school staffers Tuesday for Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt. The Catholic...