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Houston, Buffalo among NCAA's dangerous lesser-known teams

Mar. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Kelvin Sampson had little to work with when he took over as Houston's coach in 2014. The Cougars hadn't won an NCAA Tournament game since Hakeem Olajuwon's final season in 1984, and things didn't appear to be getting better. "There was a lot of frustration," Sampson said. "I got...

Busted: NCAA bracket filled with tales of transgression

Mar. 21, 2019 12:55 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The NCAA Selection Committee has spoken, seeding 64 teams for the tournament that starts Thursday. What if the Committee on Infractions had a say, too? Records would still matter — but not the sort compiled during the regular season. Rap sheets, academic fraud, bad...

Wyoming AD confident Edwards can turn team around

Mar. 20, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — Even amid one of the worst seasons Wyoming's men's basketball program has ever seen, head coach Allen Edwards' job was never in serious jeopardy. How much longer that's the case, though, depends on how soon Edwards can meet his boss's expectation of having the Cowboys back among the...

Oats has Buffalo shedding basketball's mid-major label

Mar. 20, 2019 2:43 AM EDT

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo coach Nate Oats was so caught up in the possibility of facing his former boss in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, the significance of the West Region's top-seeded team initially escaped him on Selection Sunday. "You know, I didn't even think about that," Oats said when...

Capitals' signing of Snively is evidence of Ovechkin effect

Mar. 18, 2019 6:45 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Joe Snively cheered for the Washington Capitals growing up and played his youth hockey at their practice facility as part of the Little Caps program. Soon, he could be playing for the big Capitals. Snively on Monday signed a two-year, entry-level deal with his hometown team that...

Upsets have become the norm at NCAA Tournament

Mar. 17, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Picking a perfect bracket has become a nearly impossible act, the ritual of ripping up brackets an annual rite of the NCAA Tournament. UMBC proved the point early last year by beating Virginia to become the first No. 16 seed to topple a No. 1 in tournament history. Loyola-Chicago proved it...

UNLV fires basketball coach Menzies after 3 seasons

Mar. 15, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marvin Menzies took over a UNLV program in disarray and made some headway, luring some of the nation's top recruits to the desert. When he couldn't win consistently enough or energize the fan base of a once-proud program, the school decided to go in a different direction. UNLV fired...

NCAA finds 'severe' recruiting violations at Georgia Tech

Mar. 15, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The NCAA has informed Georgia Tech it has found major recruiting violations committed by former assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie and a former friend of coach Josh Pastner. The school released the notice of allegations from the NCAA on Friday. Of the three allegations, the NCAA says two are...

Latest: Georgetown: Only discussed athletic record with URI

Mar. 14, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 8 p.m. Georgetown University says it commented only on its former tennis coach's athletic record when asked by another school about Gordon Ernst. The University...

Coaches accused in bribery scandal wielded outsize authority

Mar. 14, 2019 8:24 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Coach Gordie Ernst's Georgetown University tennis teams didn't win any Big East championships. At Wake Forest, Bill Ferguson's volleyball teams struggled near the bottom of their conference. At Stanford, John Vandemoer's sailing teams were nationally ranked but competed in a sport that...