Latest Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball News

Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. transfers to Tennessee

Jun. 11, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Oregon guard Victor Bailey Jr. has transferred to Tennessee and will play for the Volunteers in the 2020-21 season. Tennessee coach Rick Barnes announced Tuesday that Bailey will enroll in summer school. Bailey will sit out the 2019-20 season because of NCAA transfer rules....

NAU coach Murphy couldn't pass chance for return to Arizona

Jun. 7, 2019 1:55 AM EDT

Jack Murphy fulfilled a dream when he was named Northern Arizona's coach in 2012. He led the Lumberjacks through some ups and downs, was excited about the upcoming season. Then his phone rang. On the other line was Arizona coach Sean Miller. The two Grand Canyon State coaches have known each other for years, so...

Ex-Arizona assistant basketball coach gets 3-month sentence

Jun. 6, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach at the University of Arizona was sentenced to three months in prison and two years of probation on Thursday for his role in a college hoops corruption scandal. Before hearing his sentence in federal court in Manhattan, Emanuel "Book" Richardson apologized...

Emotional ex-USC basketball coach avoids prison after plea

Jun. 5, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California dropped his head in relief Wednesday when a judge announced he won't go to prison for accepting a bribe to steer young athletes to a particular manager. Tony Bland was sentenced to 100 hours of community service...

Appeals court upholds dismissal of Oregon basketball players

Jun. 4, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. appeals court has rejected an appeal brought by three University of Oregon basketball players who said they were discriminated against when they were kicked out of school over rape allegations. A female student accused Dominic Artis, Damyean Dotson and Brandon Austin of raping her at...

Northern Arizona's Murphy leaving for Arizona

Jun. 2, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Northern Arizona basketball coach Jack Murphy is leaving the Lumberjacks to become the associate head coach at Arizona, his alma mater. "It's very exciting to welcome back Jack Murphy and his family to the University of Arizona," Arizona coach Sean Miller said in a statement Sunday. "Jack combines invaluable head...

TCU's Dixon says he decided to stay instead of going to UCLA

May. 29, 2019 7:09 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — TCU coach Jamie Dixon is planning to go home soon to the Los Angeles area to visit his parents. He said he could have been coaching there if that's what he had really wanted to do. Dixon said Wednesday that he made the decision to stay at his alma mater instead of returning to the West...

Dennis Rodman's son will play for Washington State

May. 24, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — The son of former NBA star Dennis Rodman has committed to play at Washington State. DJ Rodman, a 6-foot-6 forward from San Juan Capistrano, California, is the latest player to join new coach Kyle Smith's team. Rodman played two seasons at JSerra Catholic High School, where he averaged...

UCLA hires Michael Lewis as assistant basketball coach

May. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA coach Mick Cronin has hired Michael Lewis as an assistant on his new staff. Lewis spent the last three seasons in the same role at Nebraska, where he worked as the program's offensive coordinator and helped develop the team's guards. He also had assistant jobs at Butler, Eastern...

Former Colorado coach Ricardo Patton joins Vandy's staff

May. 23, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Colorado and Northern Illinois coach Ricardo Patton has joined Vanderbilt's staff as a senior adviser to new coach Jerry Stackhouse. Stackhouse announced the addition of Patton on Thursday. Patton is a Nashville native who played at Belmont. Patton coached Colorado from...