Latest Men's college basketball News

Injured Curry won't fret about missing season for Minnesota

Oct. 18, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An ordinary scrimmage for Minnesota last week took a discouraging turn as Eric Curry's right knee jerked, popped and buckled when the lanky junior tried to make a move on defense. Though he walked off the court without pain, the instability in the joint instantly told him a ligament was...

Ed Beck, part of Kentucky's 1958 NCAA title team, dies at 83

Oct. 17, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Ed Beck, a fierce rebounder for Kentucky's 1958 NCAA championship team nicknamed the "Fiddlin' Five," has died. He was 83. The school said Beck died Wednesday in Sun City, Arizona. A two-year captain for coach Adolph Rupp, Beck grabbed 11.6 boards per game with 5.6 points on the...

New coach Juwan Howard talks up Michigan at media day

Oct. 17, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When asked if anything about his new job has surprised him, Michigan coach Juwan Howard mentioned recruiting. "I knew you have to recruit, but all the work that comes behind the recruiting. Like I haven't talked on the phone in years. What we all do now is just text, right? Or...

Nevada hosts Dayton, UNLV at VCU in 2020 MW-A10 challenge

Oct. 17, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada will host Dayton and VCU will host UNLV next year in the inaugural Mountain West-Atlantic 10 Challenge Series. They are among 10 basketball games the conferences announced Thursday matching their teams for the 2020-21 non-conference season. Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson...

Tennessee State AD Teresa Phillips to retire in June 2020

Oct. 17, 2019 4:49 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Teresa Phillips is retiring as Tennessee State's athletic director, a job she's held since April 2002. Phillips announced her decision Thursday in a letter to Tennessee State posted on the school's athletic website. She says she told Tennessee State President Glenda Glover of her...

Kansas favored in Big 12 after record 14 titles in row ends

Oct. 17, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas has been tabbed as the favorite to win the Big 12 men's basketball title, the season after the end of the Jayhawks' NCAA record run of winning the conference 14 years in a row. League coaches picked Kansas to finish ahead of Baylor and Texas Tech, which last year made it to the...

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

Oct. 17, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman and former NBA referee was spared prison time Thursday after pleading guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers. Rashan Michel wiped his eyes when U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in New...

New SEC faces get opportunity after offseason talent drain

Oct. 16, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — There will be plenty of new faces with an opportunity to make an impact in the Southeastern Conference now that the upperclassmen who dominated the league last year have departed. Auburn coach Bruce Pearl is confident the league will remain strong, even after losing 12 of its top 13...

Wade, Pearl trying to build on success amid NCAA questions

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Auburn coach Bruce Pearl and LSU's Will Wade are both hoping to build on big seasons while dealing with a major potential challenge for their respective programs off the court. Both programs were at the center of a federal corruption investigation into college basketball. Pearl and...

The Latest: Stackhouse headlines 4 new SEC head coaches

Oct. 16, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on Southeastern Conference men's basketball media day (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former NBA standout Jerry Stackhouse is back in school — now as a coach. Stackhouse, who played for 18 years in the NBA, is a first-time college coach at Vanderbilt after receiving...