Latest College basketball News

Izzo, Self among the college coaches who shined this season

Mar. 18, 2019 11:38 PM EDT

Given the track record that Michigan State coach Tom Izzo and Kansas counterpart Bill Self have put together over the years, it is hardly surprising nobody felt much sympathy for them this season. The Spartans had to replace standouts Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson along with veteran guard Tum Tum Nairn, lost...

NJIT beats Quinnipiac 92-81 in opening game of CIT

Mar. 18, 2019 11:21 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Zach Cooks scored a career-high 34 points and NJIT beat Quinnipiac 92-81 on Monday night in the opening game of the CIT. Cooks was 12 of 20 from the field with four 3-pointers. The teams combined for 22 makes from beyond the arc. Shyquan Gibbs and Diandre Wilson each added 15 points for...

Spoilers! Baylor tops women's NCAA field as bracket leaks

Mar. 18, 2019 10:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the joys of March Madness is the surprising things that can happen during the NCAA Tournament. For the women, there was an unpleasant surprise before the tournament even began when the field was revealed early thanks to a production error. The bracket was mistakenly broadcast by ESPN...

Coaches frustrated after ESPN botches NCAA bracket rollout

Mar. 18, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Auriemma was sitting in his office after practice Monday when UConn's video coordinator came in and said he had the entire NCAA Tournament women's bracket. At first, Auriemma thought it was a fake. After studying it for a few minutes, the Hall of Fame coach knew it was the real thing,...

Michigan State seniors Goins, McQuaid emerge as standouts

Mar. 18, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kenny Goins walked on at Michigan State, turning down scholarship offers from Mid-American Conference schools. Matt McQuaid signed with the Spartans, changing his mind after committing to play for Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown at SMU. For both players, and coach Tom Izzo, it...

Temple's Dunphy begins last go-around at First Four

Mar. 18, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Fran Dunphy stood courtside with arms crossed, clutching a sheet of notes in his left hand, as the Temple Owls made layups to start practice. The school fight song played over the public address system at the University of Dayton, a place where the 70-year-old coach has known heartache...

Seton Hall beat expectations getting to 4th straight NCAAs

Mar. 18, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Seton Hall is heading to its school-record tying fourth straight NCAA Tournament, and this time the Pirates feel like they are playing with house money. Picked by the Big East Conference coaches to finish eighth in the 10-team league in the preseason poll, Seton Hall surprised...

Gonzaga's Townsend, Stockton to miss NCAAs with injuries

Mar. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga's Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend will miss the NCAA Tournament because of leg injuries. Stockton, the conference's top point guard and the daughter of Gonzaga and NBA great John Stockton, will continue to be evaluated for the next couple of weeks. The team said Townsend was...

Florida's Hudson welcomes NCAA game vs Nevada's Martin twins

Mar. 18, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jalen Hudson sent one text seconds after Florida's NCAA Tournament pairing was announced. The senior messaged the eyes emoji to close friends, former Amateur Athletic Union teammates and current Nevada standouts Caleb and Cody Martin. "They're like family," Hudson said Monday. The...

Tennessee seeking consistency after up-and-down weekend

Mar. 18, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee heads into the NCAA Tournament seeking to regain the consistency that lately has been missing. If the sixth-ranked Volunteers have any chance at earning their first Final Four berth in school history, it needs to happen quickly. "March is a different vibe," Tennessee...