Latest Men's college basketball News

John Calipari: Comparing Kentucky to others was "my bad"

Aug. 13, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — John Calipari says he made a mistake comparing Kentucky's athletic department to others and wants to make clear he will keep supporting the Wildcats' football team. Calipari wrote on social media Saturday that he heard what Kentucky football coach Mark Stoops...

NIT headed to Las Vegas in 2023, Indianapolis in 2024

Aug. 12, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The NCAA announced Friday that the NIT semifinals and final will be played at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas in 2023 and Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis in 2024. The NIT has been played at Madison Square Garden in New York every year but two since 1938, with the...

Calipari calls Kentucky a 'basketball school,' riling Stoops

Aug. 11, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

John Calipari's push for upgraded practice facilities for his Kentucky basketball team drew a sharp jab from Wildcats football coach Mark Stoops on Twitter after the Hall of Fame coach referred to the university as a “basketball school” in an interview. Before the Wildcats’...

Michigan State gives Tom Izzo new deal worth $6.2M per year

Aug. 11, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

Michigan State has signed coach Tom Izzo to a new deal valued at $6.2 million per season, giving him about $2 million more each year. The school announced the deal Thursday, saying that the five-year rollover contract will need to be approved by its board next month. ...

AP sources: ESPN out of Big Ten TV rights negotiations

Aug. 09, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

As the Big Ten prepares to become a 16-team, coast-to-coast superconference with the additions of USC and UCLA in 2024, it is ending a 40-year relationship with ESPN and moving toward partnerships with two new networks. Two people familiar with the negotiations told The Associated...

UCLA basketball lands 6-7 Abramo Canka of Italy

Aug. 03, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has added 6-foot-7 Abramo Canka of Italy to its basketball roster for the upcoming season. Canka (ZAHN-kuh) signed a grant-in-aid and will enroll as a freshman this fall, the school said Wednesday. The NCAA cleared Canka to join UCLA after he...

More rain, more bodies in flooded Kentucky mountain towns

Aug. 02, 2022 05:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Another round of rainstorms hit flooded Kentucky mountain communities Monday as more bodies emerged from the sodden landscape, and the governor warned that high winds could bring another threat — falling trees and utility poles. Gov. Andy Beshear said the...

Minnesota's Ihnen has 2nd straight season-ending knee injury

Aug. 01, 2022 21:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior forward Isaiah Ihnen will miss the upcoming season after reinjuring the surgically repaired left knee that sidelined him last year. The Gophers revealed the news on Monday, 382 days after making the same announcement about Ihnen after he was hurt...

Arkansas to open against Louisville in Maui Invitational

Aug. 01, 2022 12:44 PM EDT

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Arkansas will face Louisville in the opening round of a loaded 2022 Maui Invitational bracket. The eight-team bracket announced Monday for the November event will include six teams that went to the 2022 NCAA Tournament, including three that reached the Sweet...

Massachusetts lawmakers reach compromise on sports betting

Aug. 01, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts lawmakers reached a deal early Monday on a bill that would legalize betting on professional and collegiate sports, joining more than 30 other states, including several neighbors. The House and Senate versions of the bill differed on collegiate sports...