Latest Men's college basketball News

Wade bonus forfeiture, Woodward $8M deal before LSU board

Apr. 25, 2019 11:31 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade will forfeit $250,000 in incentive bonuses and new athletic director Scott Woodward will receive a six-year, $8 million pay package under contracts recommended for approval by the university's board of supervisors. Wade is paid about $2.5 million annually and his...

White House voices support for embattled Fed choice

Apr. 24, 2019 6:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior White House official expressed support Wednesday for one of President Trump's picks for the Federal Reserve board, Stephen Moore, two days after a second choice withdrew from consideration. "We continue to back Stephen Moore," Larry Kudlow, director of the president's National...

Prized Jamaican big man Kofi Cockburn signs with Illinois

Apr. 24, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has signed prized big man Kofi Cockburn to a national letter of intent. The Fighting Illini announced Wednesday the addition of the 7-foot, 290-pounder from Kingston, Jamaica — the highest rated post player to join the program since Meyers Leonard in 2010. Cockburn...

Witness at NCAA trial says he paid football recruits

Apr. 24, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A key prosecution witness at a trial highlighting corruption in college basketball testified for a second day Wednesday about money he paid to college football players to secure them as clients as he described how vulnerable young athletes become prey for vulture-like agents and managers....

Minnesota signs German forward Isaiah Ihnen

Apr. 24, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota has signed Isaiah Ihnen, a 6-foot-9 forward from Germany, to a national letter of intent. The Gophers on Wednesday announced the addition of Ihnen to their 2019 recruiting class, joining guard Tre' Williams and center Sam Freeman. Guards Marcus Carr and Payton Willis, both...

Former Big East foes Syracuse and Georgetown agree to series

Apr. 24, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse and Georgetown have agreed to a four-game series in men's basketball, the school announced Wednesday. The first game between the former bitter Big East rivals is scheduled for Dec. 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington. Syracuse gets home games in the 2020-21 and 2022-23...

Kansas announces extension of deal with Adidas through 2031

Apr. 24, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The University of Kansas and Adidas announced Wednesday an extension of their contract through 2031, despite an FBI investigation centered on the footwear and apparel company that cast a negative light on the Jayhawks' athletic programs. The Jayhawks have worn Adidas gear since 2005....

Atlanta 2020 Final Four also site of Division II, III finals

Apr. 24, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The return of the Final Four to Atlanta in 2020 also will bring the Division II and III championships back to the city. Atlanta hosted all three championships in 2013, the last time it was the site of the Final Four. It's the only other year all three divisions held their championship games...

Michigan State adds forward Julius Marble to 3-player class

Apr. 24, 2019 12:02 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State has added a third player to its basketball recruiting class. Julius Marble signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play for coach Tom Izzo next season. The 6-foot-8 forward will be a relatively unheralded freshman along with highly touted guard Mark Watts and...

Siena star frosh Jalen Pickett to test NBA waters

Apr. 24, 2019 1:47 AM EDT

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Jalen Pickett had a hard time getting schools to notice him before he signed with Siena a year ago. Now, he already has workouts scheduled with NBA teams after entering his name into consideration for the upcoming draft. "I'm going to go out there and see where I stand with all the...