Latest Men's college basketball News

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25; UCLA, Kansas next

Oct. 19, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

Gonzaga carried a No. 1 ranking all last season before falling a win short of becoming college basketball’s first unbeaten national champion in 45 years. Mark Few’s Bulldogs start this season in the same position, hoping to complete that final step this time around....

Man who fell from New Mexico sports skybox, son get payouts

Oct. 18, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man who fell from a luxury suite at a university sports arena in Albuquerque onto concrete stairs below has been awarded $144,000 under a state-negotiated settlement, according to settlement documents obtained Monday. During a Lobos basketball...

ESPN announcer Dick Vitale discloses lymphoma diagnosis

Oct. 18, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale announced Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer for the second time this year. The Basketball Hall of Fame announcer said he has undergone tests that show he has lymphoma. ...

Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25 men's basketball poll; UCLA, Kansas, Villanova and Texas round out top five

Oct. 18, 2021 12:08 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — Gonzaga is No. 1 in preseason AP Top 25 men's basketball poll; UCLA, Kansas, Villanova and Texas round out top five.

New technology offers anonymous way to report abuse, doping

Oct. 18, 2021 02:38 AM EDT

A college basketball player hatched the idea after seeing a discrimination case nearly implode his own team, then wondering why nobody had done anything about it sooner. Ten years later, that player has developed the idea into a key tool for fixing a sports landscape...

Kansas tabbed by Big 12 coaches as preseason favorite

Oct. 14, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

IRVING, Texas (AP) — Kansas has been picked by Big 12 head coaches as the favorite to win the conference title after Baylor won the league title last season and went on to win its first national championship. The Jayhawks got eight of 10 first-place votes and 80 of 81...

Pac-12 aiming to build on 2021 NCAA Tournament run

Oct. 13, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

The Pac-12 had been an afterthought in the NCAA Tournament in recent years, the number of teams getting in dwindling, the deep runs into the bracket rare. The conference took a big turn last season with three teams reaching the Elite Eight and UCLA playing in the Final...

UCLA picked to win Pac-12 basketball title in preseason poll

Oct. 13, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — UCLA is an overwhelming favorite to win the Pac-12 after reaching the Final Four last season. The Bruins received 32 votes from 34 media members who cover the league in the preseason poll released Wednesday. Oregon received the...

Retirements, bumpy NCAAs part of ACC 'transitional period'

Oct. 12, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Tech coach Josh Pastner is still savoring his program's Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament championship even as he excitedly looks ahead to no longer playing games in empty arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It's going to be nice...

ACC contemplates future home of conference headquarters

Oct. 12, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Commissioner Jim Phillips said the Atlantic Coast Conference is examining whether its conference headquarters should remain in Greensboro or consider relocating elsewhere. Phillips, who took over for retiring John Swofford earlier this year, said...