Latest Chris Beard News

Texas Tech gives homegrown Adams new contract with big raise

Apr. 26, 2022 22:06 PM EDT

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Mark Adams has a new contract that includes a hefty pay raise and extends his deal through the 2026-27 season after leading the Red Raiders to the NCAA Sweet 16 in his first season as head coach. The new contract was announced Tuesday by the...

Duke beats Texas Tech 78-73 to send Coach K to Elite 8

Mar. 25, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mike Krzyzewski has spent more than four decades at Duke telling his players what to do, with championship-level results. With his Hall of Fame career in danger of coming to an end, Krzyzewski let his players dictate the game-closing defensive strategy of...

Purdue flexing muscles as it seeks elusive Final Four berth

Mar. 21, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

Purdue is using its extraordinary size to push around opponents, dominate the boards and get to the free-throw line over and over as it seeks its first Final Four berth in over four decades. The Boilermakers’ frontcourt combination of 7-foot-4 Zach Edey and 6-foot-10 Trevion...

Purdue finally solves Beard in March, beats Texas 81-71

Mar. 21, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Purdue’s Jaden Ivey had to hear from Courtney Ramey all night as Texas’ tenacious, talkative guard followed the future lottery pick up and down the court. With just over a minute left, Ivey delivered the last word. Purdue was clinging to a 74-71...

Houston guard Edwards no stranger to NCAA stage, spotlight

Mar. 19, 2022 19:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — As Houston's players went through pregame warmups before discarding UAB without much trouble in their first-round South Region matchup, Cougars senior Kyler Edwards had the look of someone who had been here before. It all was so familiar to Edwards. The blaring...

NCAA East preview: Beard, Painter meet again in March

Mar. 19, 2022 18:07 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Texas’ Chris Beard has beaten Matt Painter’s Purdue teams twice in the NCAA Tournament. Both times, Beard had the worse-seeded squad. He will try to do it again Sunday when the sixth-seeded Longhorns (22-11) face the third-seeded Boilermakers (28-7) in the...

NCAAs Day 2: You're going to miss Coach K when he's gone

Mar. 19, 2022 03:30 AM EDT

Mike Krzyzewski won his first NCAA Tournament game as Duke's coach in 1985 and his 98th on Friday night. He was an up-and-comer with a hard-to-spell last name back then, and a contender for the title of college basketball G.O.A.T. now — no matter how much longer his final season...

Texas beats Hokies 81-73 for 1st NCAA tourney win since 2014

Mar. 18, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Texas’ Marcus Carr says he doesn’t leave the gym on most practice days until he makes at least one halfcourt shot. “Sometimes it takes me one rep,” Carr said. “Sometimes it takes me 11. However many it takes." Practice made perfect for Carr...

West Region: Tough schedule preps 'Bama for NCAA Tournament

Mar. 17, 2022 20:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — While Notre Dame was playing deep into the night to move into the main NCAA Tournament bracket, Alabama was already enjoying itself in sunny San Diego. Besides being well-rested for its West region first-round game against the Fighting Irish on Friday, sixth-seeded...

East Preview: Virginia Tech eager to build on its momentum

Mar. 17, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Virginia Tech has been playing do-or-die games for the last week and believes it can use that experience to make a deep NCAA Tournament run. The 11th-seeded Hokies (23-12) face No. 6 seed Texas (21-11) in an East Region first-round game Friday afternoon. The other...