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UCLA to host Villanova on Nov. 12 as part of home-and-home

Aug. 04, 2021 19:04 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA will host Villanova on Nov. 12 for the first time in 11 years. The game is part of a home-and-home series finalized between the two schools Wednesday. The Bruins, who advanced to the Final Four last season, will go to Philadelphia to face the...

Texas' Beard dives in, makes splash in transfer portal

Aug. 04, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Chris Beard didn’t sound like a “trust the process” guy when he became the Texas basketball coach in early April. Beard vowed to steer Texas quickly in the direction he envisioned by using the NCAA’s transfer portal. ...

Villanova men, South Carolina women part of Jimmy V pairings

Aug. 04, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Tennessee will face Texas Tech, and Syracuse will meet former Big East Conference rival Villanova in men’s basketball pairings for the Jimmy V Classic fundraiser for cancer research and awareness. The men’s doubleheader is Dec. 7 at Madison...

Report drills NCAA on equity, calls for combined Final Four

Aug. 03, 2021 20:07 PM EDT

The NCAA has fallen short of upholding its commitment to gender equity by prioritizing its cash cow Division I men's basketball tournament “over everything else,” according a scathing review released Tuesday after an uproar over how the association conducts its championship events. ...

Former football player charged in Iowa hoops star's assault

Aug. 03, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

A former Iowa State University football player has been arrested in connection with an assault of a University of Iowa basketball star in May. Nicholas Kron, 29, of Nashville, Tennessee, faces an assault causing bodily injury charge for allegedly attacking Jordan...

Big 12 warns of losing 50% of TV value following UT/OU exit

Aug. 02, 2021 22:14 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Big 12 Conference could see the value of its television deal cut in half once Texas and Oklahoma bolt for the Southeastern Conference, Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Monday at a hearing of Texas lawmakers. A committee of Texas senators...

USA captain refuses silver medal nearly a half-century later

Aug. 01, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

PAINT LICK, Ky. (AP) — Kenny Davis attends about 15 Berea College basketball games a year. He goes to Madison Southern High School games, too, and this year, he’s planning to watch some Eastern Kentucky women’s basketball; a longtime friend was recently hired as coach. ...

Maryland adds Old Dominion transfer Xavier Green

Jul. 30, 2021 21:00 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Xavier Green is transferring to Maryland after five seasons at Old Dominion. Maryland announced the signing Friday. The 6-foot-6 Green averaged 15.7 points a game in the 2019 Conference USA Tournament, helping the Monarchs make the NCAA...

Cavaliers finally get acquainted with No. 3 pick Evan Mobley

Jul. 30, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Evan Mobley didn’t visit Cleveland or hold a private workout for the Cavaliers before the NBA draft. The Southern California center did, however, expect to be selected by them with the No. 3 overall pick. “I’ve done a...

Kings get defensive help with Baylor's Davion Mitchell

Jul. 30, 2021 01:50 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Kings finally have a defensive anchor in the backcourt. Sacramento also added some beef to its frontcourt with the addition of a 7-foot shot blocker from Portugal. Davion Mitchell, a two-way guard whose defensive skills were pivotal during...