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Buddy Boeheim intent on making Syracuse an ACC contender

Oct. 20, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

Jim Boeheim is quick with a smile as he gets set to begin a season that will be oh-so-different in his long career at Syracuse — he'll be coaching sons Buddy and Jimmy. “Obviously, it's fun. It's great to be able to do that," Jim Boeheim said Tuesday. "They're good...

Gonzaga coach Mark Few pleads guilty to DUI, fined $1,000

Oct. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Gonzaga coach Mark Few has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence in Idaho and must pay a fine of $1,000 in lieu of spending four days in jail, according to court documents. He must also perform 24 hours of community service and...

USA Basketball tabs Jim Boylen to coach World Cup qualifiers

Oct. 20, 2021 16:22 PM EDT

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Boylen has been picked to coach USA Basketball next month in the first window of qualifying for the 2023 Basketball World Cup. Boylen’s team will be composed primarily of G League players, and the roster is yet to be finalized. The...

Keatts, Wolfpack again looking for NCAA Tournament trip

Oct. 20, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

Kevin Keatts has had North Carolina State routinely pushing for 20-win seasons in his first four years, though he has just one NCAA Tournament berth – partly through bad luck – to show for it. The plan is to make those trips a more consistent outcome, starting with...

BC looks to rebuild again, this time under Earl Grant

Oct. 20, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Coming to a program that’s had one winning season in its last 10, Boston College coach Earl Grant knows it’s likely going to be a tough first year on the job. “It won’t be a smooth ride,” he said. “If I was trying to get from here to London,...

No. 17 Ohio St looks to rebound from early tournament exit

Oct. 20, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The new season can't start soon enough for the No. 17 Ohio State Buckeyes, who were left frustrated after an unexpected early exit from last spring's NCAA Tournament. The Buckeyes were on a roll and came in as the South Region's No. 2 seed, only to...

Rutgers: High hopes after ending NCAA Tournament drought

Oct. 20, 2021 14:24 PM EDT

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — After ending a 30-year NCAA Tournament drought last year, Steve Pikiell and Rutgers have a good shot at making it back to March Madness. Despite having three of the top eight players in his rotation transfer, the Scarlet Knights seemingly have...

Hawkeyes taking committee approach to replacing their stars

Oct. 20, 2021 13:57 PM EDT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Fran McCaffery goes into this season without two players who combined to average nearly 40 points and 15 rebounds per game last season. Both were NBA draft picks, one was national player of the year. Yes, Iowa's 12th-year coach has his work cut...

Hoiberg believes this is season Nebraska will show progress

Oct. 20, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Fred Hoiberg's first Nebraska team won seven games with a roster he was forced to put together in haste. He turned over the roster before his second season, and the Cornhuskers again won just seven games. The roster was shuffled...

Pitt rebooting again as Jeff Capel enters fourth season

Oct. 20, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jeff Capel is entering his fourth season at Pittsburgh. It still sort of feels like the first. The Panthers have yet to post a winning record under Capel let alone reach the NCAA Tournament. They have shown a penchant for second-half fades, including a...