Latest NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship News

Greg Lee, UCLA guard under coach John Wooden, dies at 70

Sep. 23, 2022 10:23 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Greg Lee, who helped UCLA to consecutive national championships in 1972 and ’73 as a starting guard under coach John Wooden, has died. He was 70. Lee died at a San Diego hospital on Wednesday from an infection related to an immune disorder, the university said...

Rastatter new NCAA coordinator of men's basketball officials

Aug. 31, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Longtime official Chris Rastatter has been chosen to take over as the NCAA's national coordinator of men's basketball officiating, and among his immediate plans is a comprehensive training program to help improve call accuracy during the regular season and postseason...

Emoni Bates officially transfers to Eastern Michigan

Aug. 23, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Emoni Bates has officially transferred to Eastern Michigan. The school announced Tuesday that the 6-foot-9 guard will play for his hometown Eagles this season, nearly two months after Bates shared his plans on social media. “I love my city...

Pete Carril, old-school Princeton coaching maestro, dies

Aug. 15, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

Pete Carril, the rumpled, cigar-smoking basketball coach who led Princeton to 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, where his teams unnerved formidable opponents and rattled March Madness with old-school fundamentals, died Monday. He was 92. Princeton released a statement from...

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. ...

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...

McClelland to become NCAA men's basketball committee chair

Jul. 14, 2022 13:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Southwestern Athletic Conference Commissioner Charles McClelland will become the first representative from a historically Black college, university or league to chair the Division I men's basketball committee when he takes over next year. The NCAA announced...