Latest College basketball News

UConn men's coach Hurley back at work after spinal surgery

Sep. 18, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn men's basketball coach Dan Hurley says he spent his life believing that when it came to his health, he was bulletproof. But that was before being told by doctors in August that he had a degenerative spinal condition that could have left him paralyzed. Hurley returned to work...

Pitino settles with Louisville, ready for 'new chapter'

Sep. 18, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A fiercely competitive coach on the court, Rick Pitino didn't want to fight in one anymore. So the University of Louisville Athletic Association and Pitino settled lawsuits stemming from his departure from the school, with the former men's basketball coach's personnel file changing...

West Virginia to open Big 12 basketball schedule at Kansas

Sep. 18, 2019 3:53 PM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia will open the Big 12 basketball season on the road at Kansas on Jan. 4. The Big 12 released the league portion of the schedule Wednesday. After playing the Jayhawks, West Virginia plays at Oklahoma State on Jan. 6 before playing its home league opener against Texas...

Seton Hall hires Ka-Deidre Simmons assistant hoops coach

Sep. 18, 2019 12:15 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Former Seton Hall standout Ka-Deidre Simmons has been hired as an assistant women's basketball coach. Coach Anthony Bozzella announced the hiring on Wednesday, noting Simmons will serve as a coordinator of basketball operations. A native of Newark, Simmons helped the Pirates to a...

Virginia's Bennett declines raise, asks for staff pay hike

Sep. 16, 2019 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia men's basketball coach Tony Bennett has declined a pay raise offered by the school and instead asked school officials for additional compensation for his staff and program improvement. University officials said in a news release Monday that Bennett did sign a one-year...

URI gets $35M gift, largest in school history

Sep. 16, 2019 8:58 AM EDT

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island is getting a $35 million gift from former CVS president and CEO Thomas Ryan and his wife, Cathy, the largest private contribution in the school's history. The gift announced Monday includes $24 million for the George & Anne Ryan Institute for...

Green, Gaines help Marshall outpace in Ohio 33-31 win

Sep. 14, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Isaiah Green threw two touchdown passes, including a 43-yard strike to Xavier Gaines that put Marshall ahead for good, and the Thundering Herd beat Ohio 33-31 on Saturday. The play occurred with 7:45 remaining to play. Just 3½ minutes before that, Ohio took a 31-27 lead when...

William & Mary uses quick strikes to down Colgate 38-10

Sep. 14, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Hollis Mathis had a touchdown pass and ran for a score, Owen Wright rushed for 108 yards and a touchdown and William & Mary controlled Colgate from the start in a 38-10 victory Saturday. Hollis led the Tribe (2-1) 80 yards on their opening possession, scoring on a 1-yard run....

Virginia raises banner, celebrates hoops championship

Sep. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — More than five months after Virginia won its first basketball national championship, the school hosted a celebration Friday night, raising a banner to the rafters of John Paul Jones Arena as thousands of boosters and fans showered the players and coaches that made it happen with...

Staley preps for USA national team camp, FIBA tournament

Sep. 13, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Dawn Staley is ready to coach the game's best, just not yet. Staley, the U.S. national women's coach and head coach at South Carolina, will leave Monday for Miami for a quick mini-cap before the Americans head to Puerto Rico for the FIBA AmeriCup. It's a 10-team, weeklong event among...