Latest Jeff Capel News

Going from assistant to top job remains a tough climb for Black coaches in major men's conferences

Apr. 02, 2024 17:45 PM EDT

Bruiser Flint remembers being a Massachusetts assistant coach building a resume that would one day have him running his own program. He had twice interviewed elsewhere before his moment arrived with mentor John Calipari bolting for the NBA, vacating the big chair for the Minutemen. ...

RJ Davis takes over as No. 4 UNC reaches ACC Tournament final by beating Pitt 72-65

Mar. 16, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seconds after No. 4 North Carolina won to advance to the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament final, RJ Davis and Armando Bacot beelined toward each other to celebrate. “RJ, he’s been our closer all year and he hit some huge shots, so I was really just...

Hubert Davis backs Pitt for NCAA Tournament, but loss to Tar Heels leaves Panthers in limbo

Mar. 15, 2024 22:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now all Jeff Capel and his team can do is wait and hope. Pittsburgh had a chance to take a giant step toward an NCAA Tournament berth Friday night, but after a late rally, the Panthers allowed a 7-0 run and lost 72-65 to No. 4 North Carolina in the ACC Tournament...