Latest American Athletic Conference men's basketball News

No. 12 Memphis poised to chase title with No. 1 class, vets

Oct. 22, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

Coach Penny Hardaway believes he has just the right mix for Memphis to chase the Tigers' first national men's basketball championship. “What I’ve learned this time is to mix the veterans with the young guys," Hardaway said. "You have the No. 1 recruiting class, but...

Expectations high at UConn in coach Hurley's 4th season

Oct. 22, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — Dan Hurley needed three seasons as UConn's coach to get the Huskies back into the NCAA Tournament after a five-year absence. In his fourth year, his team expects to take a bigger step — contending for a Big East title and possibly the program's...

Led by another Mobley, USC looks to repeat NCAA tourney run

Oct. 21, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Evan Mobley fueled Southern California’s first Elite Eight appearance in 20 years. He’s off to the NBA, leaving brother Isaiah Mobley with his own chance to propel the Trojans on another March run. After flirting with the NBA draft, Isaiah Mobley...

Temple names Texas administrator Arthur Johnson next AD

Oct. 07, 2021 09:30 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Temple named Arthur Johnson, a veteran administrator at Texas, as the Owls' new athletic director. Retired Temple basketball coach Fran Dunphy held the job on an interim basis since Pat Kraft left in 2020 to become AD at Boston College. ...

AAC moves into rebuild-mode as Sun Belt sees opportunity

Sep. 10, 2021 17:44 PM EDT

The American Athletic Conference, a league born from the fall of Big East football eight years ago, is in rebuilding mode again. This time, it could find some competition in the market from the Sun Belt when it starts courting new members. Central...

A glance at new Big 12 schools BYU, UCF, Cincinnati, Houston

Sep. 10, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

The four schools that were extended invitations Friday to join the Big 12 Conference: BYU Cougars Location: Provo, Utah Enrollment: 33,181 Football stadium (capacity): LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) ...

Hardaway: NIL rules help him recruit top class at Memphis

Aug. 31, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

Penny Hardaway believes the new name, image and likeness rules helped him land another top recruiting class at Memphis. Hardaway said Tuesday the NIL rules helped ease the strain on players weighing their options between earning money by going to the NBA's G League or...

Memphis finalizes Rasheed Wallace as Hardaway's assistant

Aug. 26, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Penny Hardaway has added 16-year NBA veteran Rasheed Wallace as an assistant coach on a staff that also features former NBA coach Larry Brown. The Tigers announced the hiring Thursday with the move finally official. ...

Memphis adds 5-star guard Emoni Bates to loaded roster

Aug. 25, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Emoni Bates has committed to Memphis, adding another five-star recruit to coach Penny Hardaway's roster. Bates announced his decision Wednesday on Instagram after also considering Michigan State, Oregon and the NBA's G League. The Michigan native...

Connecticut hoops recruit signs to play for Miami Hurricanes

Aug. 18, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Guard Bensley Joseph, widely considered the top recruit in Connecticut, has signed to play for the Miami Hurricanes. The 6-foot-1 Joseph is a graduate of Putnam Science Academy in Putnam, Connecticut. He spent 2019-20 at Cushing Academy in...