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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...

Beard builds transfer-heavy lineup for debut at No. 5 Texas

Oct. 22, 2021 03:15 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Chris Beard left Texas Tech for Texas, one of the coach's first moves was to plunge into the transfer portal and leave the door wide open. Soon, players were pouring into Austin. Beard starts his...

Rebuilt bunch of Jayhawks eye NCAA Tournament retribution

Oct. 22, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas coach Bill Self was still trying to come to terms with a historically bad NCAA Tournament defeat to Southern California at Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis when he was asked what had to change going forward. How could the Jayhawks make sure...

LSU adjusting to roster overhaul, key injury in 2021-22

Oct. 21, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Will Wade aggressively jumped into the college basketball transfer market to address the losses of four starters, including top scorer Cam Thomas. The result is a group of veterans who should keep the Tigers competitive in the SEC, even...

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...

Coach Izzo says he's ticked off Michigan State is unranked

Oct. 20, 2021 17:07 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State is unranked in the AP Top 25 preseason poll for the first time in a decade and its Hall of Fame coach isn't happy about it. “It does tick me off," Tom Izzo said Wednesday. Izzo is not alone. ...

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...

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...